Display -While buying a monitor check the display of it. You should be able to read the numbers clearly on the monitor. Sound - Aneroid monitors come with stethoscopes. If you are selecting an aneroid monitor, you should be able to hear your heartbeat through the stethoscope. Price - Price is another important feature to check when it comes to buying a blood pressure monitor. The blood pressure monitors come in different prices. Check out which one suits your needs and do not rush to buy the pricey one as they may not show accurate results. 13 Ways To Lower High Blood Pressure Naturally … [Read more...] about How To Choose Home Blood Pressure Monitor
Teaching the brain to read
Battered spouses often remain in the destructive relationship in part because they believe that attempting to leave is more dangerous than staying. The calculus of fear often holds that the right thing to avoid is the thing that will hurt the most; at times, the price of accomplishing that is choosing something that hurts less. The great James Baldwin alluded to this dynamic when he wrote: “I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.” … [Read more...] about Futile Persistence: Why Do We Keep Our Bad Habits?
“I was riding my bicycle home from the swimming pool where I swam almost daily, and a car coming from the other direction turned left in front of me and cut me off. I do not remember what happened next, but I fell to the ground hitting my head on the curb of the sidewalk. I was not wearing a helmet, so the impact of my head on the cement must have been considerable. I was able to get up, but the paramedics noticed that one of my eyes had started blinking erratically, so they decided to take me to a local hospital. The MRI showed that a hematoma had developed in my brain; I underwent surgery to remove it, but a second MRI showed that I had another hematoma developing deeper in my brain, so I underwent another brain surgery. After that second surgery, I was in a coma for six weeks.” … [Read more...] about Living Purposefully After Trauma
What about OBEs that actually occur during cannabis use? Many users report changes in bodily sense, including familiar-sounding vibrations, or the classic "vibrational state." "I feel a vibration or tingling sensation in some or all of my body that I can tell is not an actual muscle tremor by looking at my body" (Tart 1971 p118-19). Others describe becoming larger or smaller, as I did in my own first OBE; others become heavier or lighter. "My body may feel very light or even feel as if I float up into the air when stoned" (Tart 1971 p 111). Full OBEs also occur, and drug use websites are full of fascinating descriptions, though they do tend to be deeply weird. Here’s one example of someone who filled a hot bath, began to experience buzzing and ringing in the ears, and then wrote: … [Read more...] about Psychedelics and the Out-of-Body Experience
“Dopamine is important because it makes us want to repeat behaviors. It’s the reason why addictions exist, whether positive or negative. In this case, the euphoric ‘highs’ from music are neurochemically reinforced by our brain so we keep coming back to them. It’s like drugs. It works on the same system as cocaine. It’s working on the same systems of addiction, which explain why we’re willing to spend so much time and money trying to achieve musical experiences. This is the first time that we’ve found dopamine release in response to an aesthetic stimulus. Aesthetic stimuli are largely cognitive in nature. It’s not the music that is giving us the ‘rush.' It’s the way we’re interpreting it”. … [Read more...] about Going For a Song