We all do our best to stay positive, but occasionally we can slip into negative thinking patterns that can wreak havoc on our lives. We might worry about our past mistakes or current stresses, and how these could lead to negative outcomes in the future. We might obsess about or over-analyze regular experiences and interactions, reading into them things that aren’t actually there. We might find that as soon as one bad thing happens, we associate it with all the other bad things that have happened in our lives and begin to feel miserable. We might feel anxious in the present, having a hard time getting out of our own heads as we worry and obsess about the things that could go wrong.

If you find yourself in this place frequently, you are what psychologists call a ruminator, or, an over-thinker, and this way of thinking can be harmful to your health. Psychologists have found that over-thinking can bedetrimental to human performance, and can lead to anxiety and depression, especially in women, who are much more likely than men to ruminate on stress and disappointments than men.

Te has retrasado con el pago de tu automóvil por dos semanas, trabajaste horas extra todas las noches esta semana y aún no le has devuelto la llamada telefónica a tu madre.

O quizás repentinamente te diste cuenta de que tu rutina nocturna consiste en tres horas de ver televisión con un tazón de helado y una bebida gaseosa.

O puede que tengas dos exámenes importantes para los cuales estudiar pero el fin de semana de fiesta te ha dejado muy cansado para concentrarte.

Cualquiera sean las circunstancias específicas, todos hemos experimentado el sentimiento de estar fuera de balance en nuestra vida. Es natural buscar una solución rápida para enmendar las cosas. Sentimos la carencia en un área de nuestra vida así que intentamos llenarla con otras cosas, esto puede resultar en sobre-indulgencia, adicción o, al contrario, sentimientos de carencia. A medida que intentamos restaurar las cosas a la normalidad, puede que nos pongamos metas, comencemos nuevos regímenes o cortemos cosas de nuestra vida, pero generalmente no usamos el elemento más importante para restaurar nuestro balance perdido: la conexión con el Creador.

For a person who exercises and eats properly life expectency can be easily 100 and possibly 150. In good shape that is. Sonia Cruz de Baltodano

Already tied for the world's highest life expectancy for men, Australia is set to improve on that statistic in the decades ahead.

The government's Inter-generational Report released March 5 provides projections for Australia 40 years out. It shows male life expectancy will climb to 95.1 years for men and 96.6 for women in 2054-55, compared with 91.5 and 93.6 years currently.

"When we are conceived into material life the first organ that is formed is the heart. When we transition back to spiritual life the last organ to stop is the heart. This is not insignificant. The heart is the center of emotion and the organ that reminds us that there is something intangible that resides within us that we must nurture. That is love, the emotion that can move mountains, the emotion that was Jesus' connection to mankind and to God, the emotion that allowed him to perform miracles." Sonia Cruz de Baltodano

What is the heart? Is it more than just a pump for blood? Or could the truth about its power be related to the essence of your entire being, and have a field of energy so great that it can transform not just your own being into that of light, love and happiness, but even those around you.

Whenever I burn sage (aka smudging) at my yoga studio before a session, I've heard comments like: "It smells like weed in here!" Or, "What smells like barbecue?" And then there's my all time favorite, "It smells like my grandmother's cemetery."

Sure, dried white ceremonial sage has a distinctly beautiful scent when burned. And if you're new to this practice, just try to be open minded about it. You can take a moment of meditation to notice if the smell evokes a sense memory for you. Where does that resonate in your body? Examine whether you feel a spiritual connection, or an earthy, ancestral stirring within your blood.

When my husband moved out, I found myself depressed, alone, and without a sense of purpose—unless you consider sleeping until noon and then going on 12-hour eating benders a higher calling.

For six months, I spent teary nights alone, recreating the pasta sauce he’d made for me on our first date. The kitchen, once the heart of our home and the soul of our national television cooking series, had fallen dark. So, too, had I.

Friends and family reminded me that I was nothing if not resourceful. Told me to follow my heart. But how could I follow a heart that was, like a bird stunned from hitting a windshield, wounded and lacking any sense of direction?

"A beautiful death requires accepting to let go." Sonia Cruz de Baltodano

Virgie Divinigracia had the kind of death last month that most Americans say they want: at home, relieved of physical and mental pain, surrounded by those she loved, “a beautiful death” as those present described it. Alas, this is true for too few Americans. Most still die in costly medical facilities tethered to machines, often unable to communicate, in a futile attempt to prolong their lives.

Dr. Angelo E. Volandes, the author of an enlightening new book, “The Conversation,” said that although Americans received some of the best health care money could buy, “they also experience some of the worst deaths in the developed world,” mainly because people failed to articulate what they wished for at the end of life, and doctors failed “to recognize that fixing specific problems may not fix the whole patient.”

 

Ve un «pecado gravísimo usar a Dios para cubrir la injusticia»

 

En un vigoroso ataque a la hipocresía, el Papa Francisco advirtió que no se pueden utilizar ni la asistencia a misa, ni la comunión, ni las limosnas a la Iglesia como excusas para no pagar salarios justos. Señaló también que el mejor ayuno de Cuaresma es pagar los salarios enteros- no «en negro», escamoteando la pensión y la cobertura sanitaria-, y ayudar a los necesitados.

There are Six Metaphysical Laws of Prosperity, inviolable principles and maxims beyond the physical plane that dictate a person’s future success and ultimate prosperity.

1. The Metaphysical Law of Human Radiation recognizes that each person is basically a powerful energy source that radiates a karma of thoughts and feelings, emotions or “vibes,” if you will. In a philosophical way, we are both living magnets and power sources of human energy–a yin and yang in oriental thinking. This law teaches us that as we radiate out our unique energy, we attract into our lives those people and circumstances that are in tune with our unique thoughts. You attract to yourself what you radiate out from yourself, whether it is positive or negative. People of a similar mind tend to group together. Your close friends probably think much like you do. They have become your close friends because of this metaphysical law of human radiation. It confirms the old adage that birds of a feather flock together. Others immediately recognize fundamentally good people because of the aura they cast. They easily attract friends. People instinctively trust them. This occurs by the metaphysical Law of Human Attraction. Those who have few or no friends also operate under the Law of Attraction. Somehow the true natures of people shine through and others instinctively know who they really are inside.