This Is Why You Can’t Go Back to Sleep When You Want To

Audrey Shtecinjo/Stocksy And why you can’t wake up when you have to. By Jesse Hicks Life would be much easier if we could toggle the human body’s sleep mode on and off as easily as we do on our phones. But for many people, there’s an inverse relationship to what they want and what they get once they’re under the covers—whether it’s a few extra hours to snooze on a lazy Sunday morning, or the ability to spring out of bed feeling energized and ready for work. Apparently, this holds true even the world’s most Type A athletes, as evidenced by … Continue reading This Is Why You Can’t Go Back to Sleep When You Want To

Three natural ways to improve your eye health

by: Zoey Sky (Natural News) At least six out of 10 individuals in the U.S. need corrective lensesto support their vision. Others turn to eye surgery, a procedure that has some risks, to permanently fix their eyesight. Most people think these are their only options. However, in the video below, which was uploaded on the official Healing the Body Brighteon channel, Derek Henry discusses three natural remedies that can give your eyes a boost in health. Henry is the founder of Healing the Body, a website that focuses on natural healing. Watch the full Brighteon.com video here: Liver health, eye exercises, and proper nutrition People rarely discuss natural … Continue reading Three natural ways to improve your eye health

Incubation, Ideation, and the Art of Editing: Beethoven on Creativity

Beethoven by Joseph Karl Stieler “I carry my thoughts about with me for a long time, sometimes a very long time, before I set them down.” BY MARIA POPOVA “Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void, but out of chaos,” Mary Shelley observed in contemplating how creativity works in her preface to the 1831 edition of Frankenstein. “It is strange the way ideas come when they are needed,” the physicist Freeman Dyson wrote nearly two centuries later in his account of the “flash of illumination” by which creative breakthrough occurs. It is a chaotic strangeness familiar to every creative person, be … Continue reading Incubation, Ideation, and the Art of Editing: Beethoven on Creativity

WHAT’S THE STUPIDEST THING I’M DOING WITH MY MONEY?

by Adam Elder Besides spending too much of it? Lots of things… There are so many dumb ways to spend your money — indeed, Las Vegas was pretty much founded upon this principle. But vices and material pleasures aside, what are truly the stupidest ways to waste your money? Alongside a couple of Certified Financial Planners affiliated with the XY Planning Network — Mark Wilson, with MILE Wealth Management in Irvine, California, and Kayse Kress, with Physician Wealth Services in Bristol, Connecticut — we tried to figure out the worst offenders. I KNOW I’M SPENDING TOO MUCH, BUT HOW DO I SPEND LESS? Yes, … Continue reading WHAT’S THE STUPIDEST THING I’M DOING WITH MY MONEY?

Fearing fear itself

Photo by Peter Marlow/Magnum Once parents felt children needed a little fear to grow up well. Today they are desperately protective. What went wrong? Frank Furedi is a sociologist and social commentator. Formerly professor of sociology at the University of Kent in Canterbury, he has written numerous books, the latest of which is How Fear Works (2018). Edited by Pam Weintraub How much fear, anxiety and risk can children handle? Until the late 19th century, most people thought that the answer was quite a lot. Aristotle himself said that education might be defined as teaching us to fear aright. It was widely believed that … Continue reading Fearing fear itself

Leonard Cohen Under a New Light

Leonard Cohen performs in London in 1979. | Photo by Adam Beeson Two books, a biography and a collection of poetry, take a deeper look at the late musician’s inner life and Zen practice. By Matthew Gindin I was always working steady But I never called it art I was funding my depression Meeting Jesus reading Marx Sure it failed my little fire But it’s bright the dying spark Go tell the young messiah What happens to the heart —“Happens To The Heart,” The Flame October saw the arrival of two treats for fans of the late Leonard Cohen. The first, Matters of … Continue reading Leonard Cohen Under a New Light

Patti Smith Sings “The Tyger” and Reflects on William Blake’s Transcendent Legacy as a Guiding Sun in the Cosmos of Creativity

“The eternal loom spins the immaculate word. The word forms the pulp and sinew of innocence… William Blake never let go of the loom’s golden skein… He was the loom’s loom, spinning the fiber of revelation.” BY MARIA POPOVA “The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing which stands in the way… As a man is, so he sees,” William Blake (November 28, 1757–August 12, 1827) wrote in his most beautiful letter — a soaring defense of the imagination. A genius both tragic and transcendent, Blake was among humanity’s deepest and farthest seers — … Continue reading Patti Smith Sings “The Tyger” and Reflects on William Blake’s Transcendent Legacy as a Guiding Sun in the Cosmos of Creativity

Touch Can Produce Detailed, Lasting Memories

by Fabian Hutmacher Exploring objects through touch can generate detailed, durable memories for those objects, even when we don’t intend to memorize the object’s details, according to findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “An especially interesting finding was that participants were able to visually identify an object they had never seen but only touched one week before without the intention of memorization,” says researcher Fabian Hutmacher of the University of Regensburg. “This is even more remarkable as the competing objects in the recognition test belonged to the same basic-level category – that is, the previously presented object was … Continue reading Touch Can Produce Detailed, Lasting Memories

WHY NUTRITIONAL PSYCHIATRY IS THE FUTURE OF MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT

by Joyce Cavaye, The Conversation Waking Times A lack of essential nutrients is known to contribute to the onset of poor mental health in people suffering from anxiety and depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and ADHD. Nutritional psychiatry is a growing discipline that focuses on the use of food and supplements to provide these essential nutrients as part of an integrated or alternative treatment for mental health disorders. But nutritional approaches for these debilitating conditions are not widely accepted by mainstream medicine. Treatment options tend to be limited to official National Institute for Care Excellence (NICE) guidelineswhich recommend talking therapies and antidepressants. Use of Antidepressants Antidepressant use has more than doubled in … Continue reading WHY NUTRITIONAL PSYCHIATRY IS THE FUTURE OF MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT

Here’s Why Narcissists Tend to Come on Too Strong Early in Relationships

Studio Firma/Stocksy It’s known as ‘lovebombing’—and here’s how to tell if you’re experiencing it. By EJ Dickson So you’ve just started dating someone, and it seems like it’s going really well. They seem really into you: They’re thoughtful and attentive, they’re great in bed, and perhaps most shocking of all, they text you back immediately. But then things start getting a little weird. They’re calling constantly. Their texts are incredibly emotive and emoji-laden. They’re constantly giving you compliments. And they want to meet your parents, even though you’ve only been on a handful of dates. Basically, there are two possibilities here. … Continue reading Here’s Why Narcissists Tend to Come on Too Strong Early in Relationships