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Grati-texts & Grati-tweets - From High Tech to High Touch

by Karyn Buxman

My alarm clock didn't go off. Someone had already used up all the hot water before I could take my shower. We'd run out of coffee (gasp!). And to top it all off... my "fat pants" were feeling a bit snug-aaaaaauuuuggghhhhhh! This was shaping up to be a miserable morning. I heard my phone chime and my heart skipped a beat. Had I gotten my times mixed-was I late for work? I snatched my phone off the table and saw the text:

"I just wanted you remind you how amazing you are and how grateful I am that you're in my life." (more…)

What is happiness and why does it seem to be so hard to achieve?

by Katrina-Jane

So many people are in the pursuit of happiness and contentment, which to me mean exactly the same thing.

What is happiness and why does it seem to be so hard to achieve?

Why do so many people seem to have to do courses and workshops trying to find what will make them happy? (more…)

Vital Tones discovers brain wave frequencies, to alter specific areas of the brain!

A Turkish researcher has discovered a way to stimulate specific areas of the brain through brainwave entrainment!

“It’s bold to say but I have unlocked the binaries of the brain through sound frequencies,” says Ugur Dogan, a sound frequency researcher developing his research further where he lives in Yogyakarta / Indonesia.

This discovery opens a new era of prospect into brain wave entrainment and neurostimulation technology. (more…)

3 Reasons Why Exercising is Essential for Asthma Management

by Ria Antonio

Whether you are a fitness buff or a couch potato, you know very well that sports and exercise have amazing benefits to your health. But if you're a person with asthma, you will surely have second thoughts about it because engaging in strenuous activities can leave you breathless.

On the contrary, having asthma isn't reason enough for you to avoid engaging in sports and exercises. (more…)

How to Live a Beautifully Exotic Life in a World of Mediocrity

By Prachel Carter

exotic adj. Intriguingly unusual or different; excitingly strange:

What does it mean live an exotic lifestyle?

Exotic living can mean different things to different people, but in the context of this piece, it means to live life in a true and authentic way. To the outside world, this type of transparent living may seem weird, or strange or different.

Humans, by nature, are exotic beings.  We are all very different.  We were meant to be.  Could you imagine a world where everyone was the same?   We are all shaped by our different perspectives, views and life experiences.  No two of us are the same.  Ever.  (more…)

A Recipe for Health with 5 Powerful Ingredients

By Dr. Paul Lam, author of Born Strong

Narrowly surviving the Great Famine in China as a boy and overworking my malnourished young body left me with the legacy of arthritis, which I developed as a teenager. Today, decades later, while many people with my history would suffer with limited mobility, I become physically and emotionally stronger and more flexible with each passing year.

I’ve made it my life’s work to share my elixir with as many people as possible. Here is my recipe for health that has helped countless patients, friends, students, and tai chi colleagues live a healthy and fulfilling life. (more…)

Is Success a Modern Myth?

by Ian Merrill

The stores are full of books on how to be successful. We are urged to awaken the giant within, win friends and influence people, or share in the secrets of the wealthy. We get hysterically excited at even the thought of success. We pump ourselves up with positive affirmations, we seek employee of the month, we chase victories, we stock up with achievements until our CVs reach that magic third page of puffed-up triumphs.

Why? (more…)

Autism and ASD - your stories invited

Autism, or more broadly 'autistic spectrum disorder' (ASD), describes a range of conditions that typically impede communication and social interaction skills and produce various other behavioral and physiological issues.

If you have ASD, or are parenting a child or caring for a loved one with ASD, we'd love to hear your story

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How to Show Love to an Autistic Child

One of the most pervasive myths that surround autism is that a child who has it will never show affection and can't accept getting affection from anyone. There have been literally piles of stories of parents taking their child to a psychologist and the doctor telling the parents that your child can't possibly be autistic because he gives you a hug now and then. While this opinion is just flat wrong, studies have shown that autistic children do process sensory touch differently than a non-autistic child and that this is where the myth that autistic children don't like to be touched comes from.

Autism and the way it affects kids really runs the gamut from light to severe. An excellent point to remember when dealing with an autistic child is that every single autistic child is different and will react to almost everything differently. Here are some tips for showing your autistic child affection, and remember, your experience may vary. (more…)

Autism Anxiety Overload

The renowned autism expert Tony Atwood is fond of putting it this way: "Autism is anxiety looking for a target." Autism and anxiety go hand-in-hand. Autism affects a person's ability to communicate with others or to understand the world around him, and that's bound to cause anxiety and panic sometimes.

Anxiety becomes even worse when there is a change in the autistic child's routine. Even positive and "fun" changes, like a school field trip or a visit to the zoo, can increase anxiety and aggressive behaviors.

For parents, the best course of action is to anticipate upcoming changes and help your child prepare for them. (more…)