Use colours to change your life!

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“Yellow is the colour of my true love’s hair
In the mornin’ when we rise,
In the mornin’ when we rise,
That’s the time, that’s the time,
I love the best.
Blue’s the colour of the sky
In the mornin’ when we rise,
In the mornin’ when we rise.
in the mornin’ when we rise”
~Donovan~

Even since the Middle Age sorcerers and healers would use colours to treat all kinds of
deseases. Nowadays, modern doctors admit the fact that colours have a strong impact on
human mind, and by this a strong impact on one’s health or mood.
Some colours stimulate the body’s biological activity while others slow it down. By knowing what each colour really does it is simple to change your life in a simple and also pleasant way.
So what colour should you choose?

RED This colour is associated vith energy and power, thus having a stimulating effect. It
can cure your sadness and it can fight the negative emotions. Red can stimulate the internalorgans and the muscle activity especially the feet. This colour increases blood pressure andactivates your breathing, giving a sensation of heat.
So bring red to your life! Try to wear something red: a shirt, a scarf, anything. It is also useful to have a bright-coloured cup too. Continue reading

Flowers – simple way to make your life more beautiful

So when I’m crying alone
Yeah, when I’m cold as a dying stone
Grow me a garden of roses
Paint me the colors of sky and rain

~Poets of the fall – Roses~

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Many of our male readers know that flowers are useful – best present someone could give ( flowers never get old fashion) and they are Continue reading

3 ways to experience art therapy

This is all so beautiful
But how much of this will really be
Enough to keep me on my feet
~Rachael Lampa – The Art~

Art therapy is a form of expressive therapy that uses art materials, combining traditional psychotherapeutic theories and techniques with a subtler, more modern way of getting rid of your psychological and even physical problems. Also it’s a favorite of more and more people because you can do it at home, with your friends or family or alone, it’s fun and you train certain skills. It’s especially good for teenagers, people in their 40s, junkies and really stressed out people, but it has shown incredible results for just about everybody who tried it.

  • Painting
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    The point of it is not directly to paint, but rather to know yourself better and to understand your most inner feelings, in a liberating and fun gesture. It doesn’t matter if you can’t paint or never painted at all, the only important thing is to be yourself and to try to express what you feel through lines, shapes and colours. You don’t need words to express yourself, and this is a great example. After you’ve finished a painting, take a look at it and say out loud what you think it means; then take a small break and think if it actually means that in your case. Continue reading

    More spare time! – how to improve your schedule

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    “Relax, take it easy
    For there is nothing that we can do.
    Relax, take it easy
    Blame it on me or blame it on you.”
    ~Mika~

    I am sure most of you reading this article found themselves at least once in the situation of not having enough spare time. Classes, endless hours spent everyday at work and then home sweet home…or maybe not. As soon as you return your phone starts ringing. When did you last do something just for your own entertainment? If the answer is “a long time ago” it is a clear sign that you must change your routine. And it’s not hard at all!

    STEPS
    1. Decide what your priorities are. Each morning create a schedule for the day in each you have settled some time for yourself. Do your best to stick to this schedule!
    2. Try to become more organized and to improve your time management.
    3. Keep an agenda of everything you do. See where you spend most of your time and decide on what you can change. It is also a method to become more efficient!
    4. Try to choose a certain order in which you will handle your errands. Try to solve everything at once in order not to waste time returning to town to buy something you’ve forgotten. Try to shop on the Internet as much as you can.
    5. Hire a maid or a gardener if you afford one in order to save more time. A few more hours for yourself can prove priceless!
    6. Make technology your friend. Use the cell phone, the e-mail and the Internet as much as you can to gain time and also to become more efficient.
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    5 tricks to avoid a couple fight

    I’ll admit I’m wrong if you’d tell me
    I’m so sick of fights I hate them
    Lets start this again for real
    Blink 182 ~ Always ~

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    Well we’ve all had our share of couple fights, for various reasons; some end peacefully, but in most cases the outcome is not good at all. So why not avoid these fights, when possible? The most concentrated way of putting this is: speak your mind but listen to his/her point of view too and release the negative energy without doing things you will most definetly regret afterwards. But since things are often much harder, I’m gonna try and put this in a simpler and detailed way. Continue reading

    Nothing can bring me down! how to be optimistic

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    “it’s just me and my puppy
    together were so very happy
    and a bit of world won’t bring us down
    i’m looking on the bright side of things”
      ~Lissie~

    A study made by the University of Yale shows that optimism can grow your life expectancy with at least seven years. Optimism decreases the effects stress has on people and improves their balance, both physically and mentally. And changing your mood is not difficult at all!
    1. Chat! Gossip can prove to be very useful in some situations. Chatting with your friends and family helps you create a “social web”. Studies show that sociable people are more likely to live happily ever after. Phone chats have useful effects on brain activity and blood circulation. A long-lasting friendship can worth as much as not smoking or being active. It’s also important to meet your friends in person. Phone calls are useful, but not enough!
    2. Dear diary…The benefits of keeping a diary are well-known. It’s important not only to talk about what makes you unhappy, but also about the good moments, even about the small pleasures of life. Studies show that the people who are grateful for everything that happens to them are more satisfied and tend to be physically stronger. You can write in your diary once a week or just from time to time. What is important is not to regard this as another duty.
    3. Be generous! Generosity increases the level of happiness hormones. You don’t have to give valuable items, just make unplanned surprises to acquaintances and to strangers. Offer your bus seat or give some food to a hungry homeless man. You will feel much better about yourself and the others’ gratefulness will make you feel appreciated. “Generosity has therapeutical effects” as scientists often claim. So why not help yourself by helping the others?
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    4 dangerless ways to get the adrenaline rush

    Escaping from the routine can be quite a drag, but if your life is filled with monotony, then fear not! There are many things you can do, and quite easy to; here’s a list of useful tips. But still, what if you want more? If you want that adrenaline rush, or just the feeling that you’re doing something out of the ordinary, that’s nowhere near as hard as it seems, and it could just be what you need to spicen up your life. Finding a way to meet your adrenaline rush can also be very useful if you’re inclined towards gambling or other dangerous stuff, which you can avoid if you just do these things, as you will no longer fill the thrill need.

  • Rollercoaster, stadium, or concert
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    This is the easiest, ‘lightest’, and softest thing you can do, which can give you a certain special feeling and even the adrenaline rush you’re after! Sure, it’s not the most dangerous of things, but if you don’t wanna do any of the following, than this is for you!

  • Start doing an extreme sport
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    But make it a known one, because these ones are way more safe. You’re safer paragliding than you are driving your car. You can also bungee jump, parachute, skateboard, snowboard, biking, sky diving, surfing and even climbing. Chose what suits you better, find a professional where needed and just go with the flow.

  • Offroad or circuit drive
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    Offroad driving is the bomb for more and more people all around the world, especially if they own a 4×4 car. If you don’t, you can just use your car or rent one or go to a special track. Just be sure you don’t wind up in some dump where nobody can help you. Also, although it’s really not cheap, a whole lot of people love to go to a circuit and drive a car or even a motorcycle there. But you have to know your way behind the wheel to do that. But it’s worth it; at those speeds, you definetly get what you paid for.

  • Flirting and sex
  • . The social activities are often underestimated when it comes to adrenaline rush. But sex is undoubtely the greatest thing you can do if you’re a thrill junkie; try with same or different person, in different places and even in public. Just be sure to be safe, otherwise it may turn into a really extreme sport. Until you get to that stage, flirting is the thing to do. Just get caught in the game you play.
    There’s pretty much something for everybody in that list, you just need to chose what gets you going. Still, for a dose of alternative risk taking, just buy something at ebay 🙂

    7 Simple Cheerful Activities to Cure The Blues

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    We all have our more sad days, when we’re feeling a bit weary and down. It can be something that got you upset recently, for some it’s a seasonal thing like winter blues or it just can spring out of nowhere. I think everybody can related to at least a few similar moments during their lives, and I’m not talking about depression here either, that’s the ultimate stage in what I call “feeling like crap.” Anyway, when it happens, we all need a lift up and a pat on the back, to help us get back to enjoying life. The following is a set of 7 suggestions you might want to consider when faced with such moments, that will undoubtedly, at least, make you feel better.

    1. Listen to music. This always charges my batteries and gets me going on, no matter on. Personally I like to put a few favorite songs on queue and let them play, while I’m lying in the bed, perfectly calm (although I listen to some pretty hard stuff), trying to feel the music. I’m totally in the zone. It’s a whole Rainman experience, I know, but it does its job; you can try it too if you like, just play any kind of music that makes you feel good. I wouldn’t advise playing any depressing or mellow songs though, as they can end up causing more harm then good.
    2. Party. A party is always a good idea to cure any kind of blues; round up your buds and hit the clubs for some action, dancing is always a good idea, while alcohol is clear not. It will only make you feel crappier. But hey even yet, why not plan your own party? You never need a good reason, other then having a good time, you don’t need to plan it too much either, don’t stress out, just go with the flow; call all your mates, tell them to bring some friends too and you’re on for a great night. Themed parties are the most fun, I’m a nut for luau parties, although I’ve never been at one. Damn it! Continue reading

    Five spiritual day-to-day secrets of health

    There are still many things we don’t know about our bodies, so in some cases it’s hard to say what makes us healthy or unhealthy. Still, it’s obvious that despite a good diet, and exercising and that kind of things, there are other factors which have to be taken into consideration. In fact, recent studies have made it clear that there has to be a balance between the body and the soul are at harmony. The five principles necesary to obtain this harmony are written below, and they are not as hard as you would expect.

    1. Regenerate by sleeping

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    This is the first and most natural way of regenerating your energy and mantaining a mental balance, and it is the best way to help the body be prepared. Nowadays we sleep a whole lot less than ancient times; since the discovery of the light bulb, the time alocated to sleep has grown smaller and smaller. Among the effects of a long period of time with insufficient sleep are high amounts of sugar in the bloodstream, high arterial tension, higher colesterol level, neurosis and a general state of discomfort.

    2. Use stress towards your advantage

    Stress is one of the things that causes most damage to us, due to the constant go-go and insecurities, among others. Still, what if you could use this enemy towards your advantage? Sounds weird? Not really. Just think: if you could live your life in your bed, without doing anything, just sitting there, would it really fullfil your needs? You may be inclined to say it would, but if you thought about it really careful, you would realize that it won’t. Here’s what you have to do, in order to make stress your ally:

  • Appreciate your ability to resist effort and stress as realistically as possible! If you don’t underestimate or overestimate your ability to resist, challenges could actually become very pleasant.
  • After a stresful and/or challenging period, take some time off. Charge your batteries, so to speak. There’s no better way of being prepared for whatever comes next
  • Do things that make you feel good, instead of making compromises and trying to please everybody. Your subconscious is way more active than you’d be tempted to think! Your innerself may be displeased with what you do, and so you will be feeling the effects.
  • Use efficient ways of relaxing! This is different for every person; you know (or should know) what makes you relaxe best. If you don’t have any ideas, you could try yoga, swimming, taking long walks, drawing, singing, gardening, etc
  • 3. Set up a (very) loose routine

    Routine is a two-way knife; it can either be helpful, in some cases, or it can make your life pretty unpleasant. As for myself, I’m the go with the flow and improvise kind of man; I’ve always been that way. But even so, I feel the need for some stability at some times.

    4. Love 

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    Recent studies have shown that people who are in love don’t just feel better, they are better. The body works brilliantly and the brain has no problems. No need to talk about this… any kind of love will do!

    5. Detach yourself from some things

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    After a long day, or just a stresful period, try to detach a bit from your problems; everybody has problems, but it’s up to you to deal with them in the best way you can. If you want to solve them, try to analyze the situation and be as objective as possible. If you just want to relax, then try to find a method to take your mind off them. Try to meditate, or jog, or do whatever you feel is good. Do what suits you best!

    I hope you’ve realized by now that being healthy doesn’t reffer to just the body; the mind and soul have to be healthy too, even more than the body. Try to find a way to be happy with yourself, that’s the first step. Then, appreciate what you have!