Know your karma – know your life
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There are a great many opinions as to what constitutes health and happiness, but it is abundantly clear that if you are not healthy, it is difficult to be happy. But if you can become happy, it’s easier to become healthy, therefore discussions cover all aspects of life from sociology, lifestyle, politics and religions. Read more….
The spread of Islam in Persia
Before Islam empowered them, the Arabs were the most disliked of all peoples. But Islam, a psychological state of believing that one is right and that one can only feel self worth when everyone conforms to one’s beliefs sent them to get revenge by conquering the world.
The Muslim conquest of Persia or the Arab conquest of Iran, led to the end of the Sasanian Empire in the year 651 and the eventual decline of the Zoroastrian religion.
The success of Muslim invaders coincided with significant political, social, economic and military weaknesses in Persia that had been a major world power. The Sasanian Empire had exhausted its human and material resources after
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And British poverty
They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & Sold to the tannery…….if you had to do this to survive you were “Piss Poor”
But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn’t even afford to buy a pot……they “didn’t have a pot to piss in” & were the lowest of the low
The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn’t just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s:
Most people got married in June because they took their
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A woman who continues to fascinate
Marilyn Monroe photographed by Milton H. Greene, This was the second of four 1956 sittings that took place on the back lots of the 20th Century Fox studios.
Norma Jeane Mortenson was born on June 1, 1926. She became an American actress, model and with the show name of Marilyn Monroe, she famous for her body and playing comic “dumb blonde” characters.
Marilyn became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s reflecting the era’s attitudes towards sexuality and the female body. She followed in the footsteps of a long line of women including Jayne Mansfield, Carroll Baker, Mae West, Jean Harlow, Rita Hayworth, Louise Brooks, Clara Bow, Myrna Loy, Greta
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Tell it the way it is
Periodically in the media this week, discussions about sex education for children re-emerge. Those who consider themselves enlightened want to tell kids the facts of life as they really are while the moral opposition wants kids to remain forever in ignorance until that time comes when they fumble in the dark and are left suffering various forms of anxiety.
In terms of statistics, these prove that children who are well educated about sex are more likely to put off sex until they are older and practice safe sex, they are also much less likely to get pregnant so it seems really strange that the moralists want to raise their kids in ignorance and expose
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A diet for health and longevity
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Residents on the small Japanese island of Okinawa in the Ryukyu archipelago south of mainland Japan live longer on average than many other cultural groups and some say they are the longest lived people with lifespans of 100 – 115 years of age common and many well documented studies have been made to support this claim.
In addition to a longer life, there are fewer incidences of the diseases that plague the Western world such as heart disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s. Scientists are so impressed that they generally agree that by adopting an Okinawan style diet, it is possible to retard or
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And our urge for self destruction
Police under attack, Paris 2016
We call ourselves human beings, yet we spend much of our lives simply doing stuff and while we exist in what is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful locations in the universe, we are almost the only species that has such a self-destructive bent and destroys what is beautiful.
Through some very basic observation we know that millions of people take their own lives every year because for some reason, the suffering they experience in their own minds is intolerable. We can see large swathes of pristine nature being destroyed for profit. Much of what we create quickly becomes waste and this waste is returned to the environment
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Displaced tail bone
The coccyx is made up of three vertebra that sit at the bottom of the spine. For most people they are totally insignificant but these three bones are generally fused together and rarely move unless one has an unfortunate accident such as slipping downstairs or slipping on ice.
When this happens there is generally a sharp pain followed by a persistent pain of varying intensity around the base of the spine. When damaging the coccyx due to a fall, most often the coccyx is pushed forwards and it’s a simple but uncomfortable operation to pull it back into place.
The coccyx can also be displaced during childbirth where it is more typically displaced backwards or to the
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Massage methods from around the world
Starting a massage
Massage is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body and a broader definition may include the manipulation of a person’s energy. However the manipulation of the joints is confined to osteopathy and chiropractic.
Massage is a universal treatment yet around the world people have different approaches because they have different understandings of the human body and how it works.
Massage is also instinctive because when we hurt, we rub the hurt area and we feel better. So every country has it’s own massage style and popular styles have spread around the world to be offered by gifted friends and amateurs, or by trained professionals.
Acupressure massage Acupressure (a
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Are we being real or just kidding ourselves?
There is an old saying that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and this is true. Any number of people can look at something but not all will agree that it’s beautiful because everything we see is in fact an interpretation of our own mind. The idea of beauty is also associated with ideas of glamour, however glamour is a completely different subject although it can complement or even replace beauty.
The ideas of beauty are mostly associated with sight, sound and touch. When we see someone or something, the light reflected from the object passes through the lens of our eyes to land on the retina from where an
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A formula for happy babies
Baby massage has long been a part of the Ayurvedic tradition of India and today its usefulness is catching on in the west. Mothers are discovering that by rubbing their children from birth keeps them more contented, better socialised and less inclined to act up.
When babies are unusually or unreasonably temperamental, when they cry for no apparent reason or they wake up crying, it’s hard to know exactly what’s wrong with them. It could be colic, it could be wind or a whole host of other things.
But the improved mother baby bonding that is achieved through regular massage can give mothers a deeper perception into their child’s condition and the massage also
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