A new ezine article has been accepted, You and Your Computer: Five Stages in the Evolution of Ergonomics. Click on the link to read the full article, and find out what's the latest in living life congruently with our genetic heritage, and still earn a living!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
For years I have kept a mental log of my "Book of the Month" (taking month very loosely, it might be week, it might be quarter, depending). My book-of-the-month is something I am currently reading and find particularly useful, inspiring, or noteworthy. Today I am launching the translation of that mental log into the world outside my own head with today's posting. The End of Your World by Adyashanti initiates what will be a semi-regular feature of this blog. As the book jacket says, "uncensored straight talk on the nature of enlightenment." Since we're talking about enlightenment, the less I say the better! But my primary reaction so far is a huge sense of relief--the kind of relief I feel when I read or hear something that cuts through the murk of my daily thoughts (90% self-justifications and/or worries) and says something that I know deeply but have not articulated. To get a sense of Adyashanti's teachings check out the free downloads of his guided meditations, available at www.adyashanti.org.
Monday, January 12, 2009
A noteworthy recent study, A Four-Case Study: The effect of the chiropractic adjustment on the brain wave pattern as measured by EEG, showed that the positive effect of one chiropractic adjustment in producing a more balanced brain wave pattern was equal to 50-200 biofeedback sessions. The researchers concluded that "the chiropractic adjustment [placed] the subjects into a predominantly Alpha brain wave pattern. Alpha is the conscious, meditative state, classically associated with a greater degree of relaxation and health... We [also] noticed that the Alpha activity was also accompanied by an increase in general brain wave activity."
In practice chiropractors have long found that chiropractic adjustments decrease patients' stress and increase their sense of well-being. Thanks to these researchers we now have at least one pathway to explain this benefit.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
For many years I suffered greatly from Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.). Several years ago it had gotten to the point where, at the first sign of those low-hanging clouds, my body and mind cried out in despair, "How am I going to make it through the next ten months? Please, someone, get me out of this godforsaken hellhole!" It took awhile, but gradually I pieced together a solution, and for the past three years I have been complete free of S.A.D. symptoms. Now I can count on feeling happy and having plenty of energy all year long. For the complete story, view my newly published ezine article, SAD No More - A Seven-Step Journey Out Of The Pit Of Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Monday, January 5, 2009
Do you really need one more person to weigh in on the value of setting goals, how to achieve them, and on and on (and on and on)? I know I don't! But there is one key that most advice-givers forget, and that's the part about having fun! Research shows that potentially healthful lifestyle changes do not actually yield the benefits we're looking for unless we enjoy doing them! So, if you're not having fun (which I define as a pleasurable physiological state of flow), then you might as well sit in front of the TV and eat bonbons! This year, treat yourself to something special: have fun!