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Why Women Should Learn Krav Maga

Krav Maga is a self-defense system, originating from the hand-to-hand combat style used by the Israeli army. It is effective, efficient and brutal. Krav Maga translates to “contact combat”, and its lack of rules and spirituality separates it from the usual martial arts classes seen advertised. The purpose of learning Krav Maga is to protect yourself long enough for to escape an attacker.

7 Easy Ways To Fight Climate Change

When the words “climate change” are seen, people usually turn a blind eye. It is a massive problem of today’s modern world, so massive that it seems inconceivable to fight. However, that is not the case. Even the smallest changes in your lifestyle will make a difference in the fight against climate change. Below are just a tiny example of some changes you can make.

How Dreams Shape Our Memories

Everyone dreams while they sleep, whether they remember it or not, and REM (rapid eye movement) sleep is the most intense period of dreaming during the sleep cycle. The name comes from the random, side-to-side movement of the eyes while sleeping, which apparently relates to the visual images of dreams.  A recent study has discovered a causal link between REM sleep and memory formation, meaning our dreams shape our memories.

The Festival Diet: How To Avoid Monday Blues

With Festival season in full swing, it’s sun-filled long days full of dancing, good times and great music can make those dreary Winter nights feel like another lifetime ago. However, more often than not throwing caution to the wind and literally letting your beach waves down can often mean saying farewell to your well formulated healthy living routine. Thankfully due to many festival food vendors catching on to the huge demand for food options which accommodate the many healthy food trends sweeping the country, all is not lost if you want to experiment with new foods without fashioning a fast-food baby all weekend. The sheer number of food truck offerings at each festival, however, can still create a fast food minefield.  With an intimidating amount of equally endearing food trucks the temptation can still linger over even the most determined of us, but making smart decisions that don’t interfere with our enjoyment…

How To Project Your Stress Into Something Beautiful

What is Stress? Stress is a reaction to an event which can lead to physical or emotional tension and usually occurs when someone becomes threatened or anxious. It’s primarily a physical response that can cause us to be in a fight or flight mode by releasing a complex mix of hormones and chemicals such as adrenaline, cortisol, and norepinephrine to prepare the body for a physical response. Without stress we would not be in the situations or have the experiences we did today as a little stress is a good motivator, however, having no control can lead to long-term consequences. The bodies response to stress can actually cause blood flow to be diverted to the muscles and can even shut down the digestive system. In the event, your blood flow is being diverted preparing your body for fight or flight mode and your brain function becomes minimized. This leads to the inability…

Mr, Mrs and Miss All or nothing.

All or nothing is an important term we should all live by. We should headline a boundary for ourselves before we enter a relationship. This should be the first we should title. It’s important the other knows you cannot cherry pick who you are, you make could be a person who is great company at their best and a bit withdrawn when they get down, but it’s important to let them know- when they want the good they must accept the bad-its all or nothing!. There was a situation I had heard of where a man, didn’t want to be fully committed in his current relationship so had taken some time out. Met a new girl and fell in love. The new girl girl had wanted more, but knowing that he couldn’t fully commit in the way she wanted, he had offered the invitation for her to be ‘ friends’.…

Food for thought – Bright souls.

Health has been on the cards a while now. I’ve never been a fan of the obsession with the weight cultured society which the media shoves in our faces every day. I have been faced with many episodes of depression throughout my life. I had been researching about the things I should do to improve my lifestyle especially my energy levels.

I recently bought myself a chakra pendant from Camden town.  I looked deeply into my chakras and I have come to realise something. We are always told to eat healthy, fresh food and drink. Nothing artificial and avoid E numbers. Whilst observing my chakras, I take note of all brightness of colour.  Then I pay attention to the fruits on my dining table. I study their tones and freshness.

Acting tough and being strong.

Acting tough and being strong. I am observer of human behaviour. I just find myself in wonder. Sometimes out of boredom, other times curiosity. In service to my fellow beings, I try to gain deeper understanding as in why we act the way we do, now in particular when it comes to strength. Acting tough and being strong are two differences. When you have spiritually evolved you realise you no longer have to front it. You don’t need even need to say you’re strong anymore. You become strength. Strength is internal. It’s quiet and doesn’t feel the need to defend itself. Acting tough is external, it’s more a show. Plus its egoist, when those chips away you have to resort the soul, and you are astonished with how powerful it can be when you learn to awake yourselves spiritually. My empathy towards this is that many of us use the…

DMT: The portal to another dimension

DMT stands for N,N-Dimethyltryptamine which is a naturally occurring chemical found in both plants and animals. The chemical can be found in the pineal gland for humans. When consumed orally it is considered a very potent and strong psychedelic creating and immersive and uncontrollable experience. Can you imagine being taken out of your body and you have no control over the outcome? Researchers in the Imperial College of London will be conducting the first ever fMRI scan on the effects of DMT. They will be studying the effects for six months and the neuropsychopharmacology unit will be using the help of Rick Strassman who has administered over several hundred doses between 1990-95. Strassman coined the term ‘the spirit molecule’ from all his research and is considered the Godfather of DMT. DMT was first synthesized in the 1930s by a British chemist Richard Manske. The shamans who have existed for over 70,000 years used the plants…