Gratitude is a feeling of appreciation for that which is good in our lives. In times like these, our gratitude might be for small things, like the warmth of the sun through the window in the morning or a beloved pet sitting at our feet. Purposefully recognizing what we have to be grateful for can uplift us when the urge to use comes over us, or life seems increasingly bleak and we begin to entertain suicidal thoughts with more frequency. Cultivating gratitude can offset those ideas, providing meaning. … [Read more...] about 7 Ways to Cultivate Hope, Even in Trying Times
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Although psyllium husk is known to have many health benefits, it should not be consumed alone. It should be consumed alongside a healthy and nutritious diet. And consult your doctor before you consume psyllium husk in any form. … [Read more...] about 7 Amazing Health Benefits Of Psyllium Husk (Isabgol) You Should Know
Proper nutrition is imperative for promoting muscle growth and repair. You need enough calories to sustain your physical and metabolic activity for your level of exercise. In order to support bone health, calcium-rich food such as milk, cheese, yogurt, green leafy vegetables, almonds, or soy products should be part of your daily diet. Since carbohydrates and dietary fat are a primary source of energy for high-intensity activities, these components are essential for RED-S prevention. Foods high in protein are equally important and preferable to taking protein supplements. Lean meats, eggs, fish, nuts, and milk are all good sources of protein. Limit intake of refined grains and sugars, as well as sugary sports drinks, diet soda, alcohol. Adequate hydration necessary at all times for optimal training, exercise, and competition. Consulting with a nutritionist is another viable option to establish guidelines appropriate for your specific needs. … [Read more...] about Relative Energy Deficiency in Athletic Performance: Are You At Risk?
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Another of Jarvis’s teachers—his first, a lama from Tibet—said, “We’re all in prison, and we all have the key.” The key is facing ourselves. It’s the dissolution of ego, which separates us from rather than connects us with humanity and causes endless suffering. It’s opening up to others by recognizing their suffering and feeling it. And it’s helping others. Jarvis entered San Quentin at age nineteen for armed robbery, not trusting anyone, filled with rage. That rage helped him survive an abusive and violent childhood and the violence of the juvenile justice system and then prison. But he changed in prison. One day he was on the yard, watching shirtless men lifting weights. He noticed that all the men had scars on their backs and legs from being whipped and beaten as children. They were like his own scars. He said, “It’s as if we all had the same parents.” It was the first time he recognized others’ suffering … [Read more...] about David Sheff: Turning Grief into Active Compassion