Category: Blogging

Sex Hormones vs Stress Hormones

Sex hormones are Yin (if you don’t understand what I’m talking about, check the post #1 later: Duality ). There’re hell a lot of sex hormones, but we’ll talk about 2 of them: Estrogen = Ginger Rogers Progesterone = Fred Astaire  Some sex hormones are more yin than others. Well, estrogen (Ginger) is more yin than progesterone (Fred). Traditional Chinese Medicine is calling ‘Ginger’ – YIN WITHIN YIN. It provides nourishment,...

Secrets are…the very root of cool. William Gibson

The most important highlights from the e-book (read this morning, very quickly) – Art & Craft of Writing: Secret Advice for Writers by Victoria Mixon. E-book is free.  1. Meaningless dialog doesn’t count. “Good morning. How are you?” “I’m fine. How are you?” “I’m fine. Did you get my email?” “Yes, I got your email. Did you get my answer?” “Yes, I responded.” You know what our reader wants to know? What’s...

Duality

Duality is found everywhere in nature. We usually call it ‘yin’ and ‘yang’. Yang is the energising, activating and motivating principle of life. Yin is the nourishing and building principle of life. Here some examples:  driving the car, playing sports, multitasking, drinking coffee, eating spicy, making deals/business is yang activities. It is also hot, bright, fast, dry, aggressive, male, daytime, sun.  sleeping, mediating, getting massage, eating oatmeal is yin activities....

The Stress Epidemic

From the book of ‘Balance Hormones, Balance Your Life’, Dr Claudia Welch  I’ve finished this book yesterday and it is a great read for women (30 + and up), but I’d advice it even for those who are younger (I can’t say I’d be so interested in hormones or the balance in my 25yo as I do now). Very well-written, easy to understand how hormones works in the body (probably...

The State Of Present

Die to the past every moment. You don’t need it.  Eckhart Tolle Understanding Presence is being present. You can’t think about presence, and the mind can’t understand it. There’s a little experiment you can try today: Close your eyes and say to yourself ‘I wonder what my next thought is going to be?’. Then sit and wait for the next thought. Be like a cat watching a mouse hole. What...

The greatest obstacle to “Happy You”

“Mind is a flexible mirror, adjust it, to see a better world.” Amit Ray, Living in the moment – Living in the breath We all know the phrase “you are not your mind”, but we don’t understand (not fully!) what does it mean. I’m reading the book “The Power Of Now”, written by Eckhart Tolle, and I’d like to say there’re a lot of great thoughts there, even if I’m...