The balance of tastes: 4+1 for eternity

Chinese medicine is an ancient yet very popular form of medicine, which bases treatment on the fact that illness is caused by the lack of harmony between the body and the spirit. According to its principles, a balance between the two can only be obtained through a balanced alimentation, which includes the 4 tastes (bitter, sour, salt, sweet) and spicy foods. Now I don’t know whether Chinese medicine is effective or not, but the principles it tends to apply are definetly a good example to follow.

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Most bitter foods or drinks cause elimination of liquids, which helps prevent liquid accumulations. Salad, for example calms the inside of your body and regulates the body temperature. It’s also very good against stress, insomnia and neurosis. But not everything that’s bitter is good; if you drink too much coffee, for example, you could suffer from heart conditions and your skin could become very unhealthy and inestetic.

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Sour foods have a positive influence on the physical energy and they also have a soothing action, working against anger, agitation and anxiety. This kind of foods includes grain, some fruits, some types of cheese, fruit tea and even beer. Great for finding your balance.


Usually, we consume way more salt than we need. The results is that the organs and blood vessels lose a lot of liquid which instead accumulates in the tissue. In order to prevent this, one should eat less salt, because it also damages the heart. Instead of using it, try using some green veggies instead.


Modern times are exhausting for almost everybody. Whenever you feel that you’re just drained of energy, or that you’re cold inside or outside, it’s very good to eat some spicy foods. But not too many though, that wouldn’t be good at all. Recommended spices are white and black pepper, some pimento, ginger, onion or garlic.


Out of sweet fods, organs extract the energy they need to function without any problems; recent studies have pointed out these advantages. But don’t think that eating cake or chocolate all day is something good! By the process of obtaining it, sugar loses its capacity to produce vital energy. But if you were to eat fruits, nuts, veggies, than the situation would be very different. Fructose helps organism fight diseases and escape from stress.

So what should one eat, in order to have a balanced diet?
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If your menu has everyone of these things, you’ll definetly be healthier, without doing anything. If it doesn’t have any of these, then your organism will not be able to function properly. Keep in mind that everything you do reflects upon you.

Escape from the daily routine; easy yet helpful tricks


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Most of us (if not all) have felt at some point that the routine of the daily life is suffocating and even further, we wanted to get away from it; and it’s not necessarily that what you do is boring, even a 
skydiver could feel caught up. But that’s not as easy as it seems, because vacation days are rare and it seems there never is enough time. But still, there are simple things you can do which can make all the difference in the world.

Learn new things. If you keep doing the same things it will be harder and harder to escape from the routine. Instead, try to learn something new everyday of your life; learn from everything, even the smallest of beings and remember that nature is an endless pool of knowledge. During the process of learning, try to apply some of the things you’ve learnt; and try to travel, visit new places, you definetly have some place you would want to visit, so go for it.

Of course, this would involve taking some chances. In fact, taking chances is the next important step in your victory over monotony in your life. Remember, the things which you don’t say are lost, so whenever you want to say something, say it. Hey, now if you want to swear a policeman or something, that wouldn’t be good. I’m talking about things such as telling a friend how much you appreciate him or her, asking that girl you can’t look enough at out, and that kind of things. You know better what you need to say, so quit sitting there, go out and do it!


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If things don’t go your way, just start from there. Don’t be upset because you made a mistake, learn from that and keep walking and don’t resign yourself with everything, believe in yourself and believe in the fact that you can do better. In fact, getting away from the daily routine means changing your life for the better, and if you truly believe that you can do that, you have already done half the job.

8 important motivation tips


We all have to do things we would rather not do; some would say that’s just how life is. We use inner motivation to give us the momentum we need in order to solve whatever it is we are doing and achieve your target. You need it, otherwise it will practically going to be impossible to fulfill your goal. In order to obtain it, you need to understand that nobody is going to make a change in your life; you have to help yourself!You need to create and develop your own self motivation to give you the energy needed; this could be a very difficult task itself because there is nobody who could help you directly and you could think that you have absolutely no idea about this kind of thing. You would be surprised to find out just how easy it is; just read the following and try to apply them as much as possible.

1. Keep going even after you’ve made a mistake. We all make mistakes; some bigger than others. What makes the difference is that some learn from them, don’t make the same mistake again, and start from there. You have more to learn from your own mistakes than from any other thing.
2. Get out of your comfort zone and take risks. You need to get out there and explore possibilities and then start achieving your goals. Unfamiliar surroundings can inspire you as well as enhance your ability to achieve your goals and your self confidence. It will probably lead to making some mistakes too; if so, go to point 1.
3. Solve your problems instead of running away from them. Unless you are extremely good and lucky your road will not be smooth all the time. You’re going to have to solve problems and deal with frustrations and setbacks. Face them! and ASAP. It’s going to bring you great benefits in the long term and without solving your problems you’re not going to get anywhere.
4. Be happy and appreciate every moment. The journey can be just as good as the destination and even better. Think about life and what really it means to you, think about the past, take a moment to daydream. It will make you feel much better about your struggle. Besides happiness generates more positive energy within you; the energy will keep you optimistic and enthusiastic. Happy people are always more productive.
5. Care less about what people say. Bill Cosby said “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” and he was right on. Don’t ignore everybody, take their oppinions into consideration but keep in mind that your goal is not to please everybody.
6. Read the oppinions of an authority. Almost certainly you are going to feel stuck at a moment or another; even if not, it still is a good idea to try and improve yourself. Sometimes just reading or listening to inspirational materials can do the trick.
7. Reach for the sky, but be prepared. You should not limit yourself, instead you should try and live your dream. There are going to be problems, expect them, but keep in mind that you have the power to surpass them.
8. Finish what you start. Don’t leave things halfway done; you want to finish things, that’s why you start them in the first place.

Now whether you are trying to just learn for your next exam or starting a career, you need motivation. The list doesn’t stop here; there are so many other things you can do. In fact, please share some of your motivation tips and tricks with us! But by applying these 8 steps, you will most definetly see the results.