In this post, I am going to provide a few very simple methods on how to overcome low self-esteem because when you have a low self-esteem you are like a dragon that is not aware of its abilities. Crawling on the ground not knowing you can fly, afraid of others without being aware of your strengths and running away from your few enemies despite having a breath that can set a whole army on fire.
That’s really true, we all have so many unique skills and talents that we have been hiding from ourselves and the world just because somewhere inside we are not confident enough.
It really does not matter if you have a personality that seems pretty much confident if you are not doing what you love and you are compromising your life in any way then there is a great chance that you are having a low self-esteem.
This post is not going to be any motivational content that will just fill you up with stories so that you could feel charged and start running towards your dreams today, only to find that you are the same old person the next day, we are going to work on the roots in order to make an everlasting change. Before that, there are a few things I would like to share with you on why we unconsciously become our own enemies.
In the book zero limits by Joe Vitale, he mentions that Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len suggested him to drink the blue glass solar water.
Dr. Hew Len is the person who healed a complete ward full of uncontrollable mental patients using ancient Hawaiian Ho’oponopono practice without even meeting them, this book tells that story.
Since the day I read about this, I have been investigating about it and from what I have learned I am going to provide all the essential information you need to know if you want to benefit from this particular ancient Hawaiian method of drinking water after sterilizing it using the solar energy. Continue reading
The man who inspired the movie “Rain Man”, Laurence Kim Peek had a special ability which makes him a superhuman in my eyes because for people like me who are interested in the concepts like photo-reading, he serves as a great example.
Kim possessed a special type of memory that’s known as photographic or eidetic memory, people also called him a megasavant as he had development disabilities that caused him to have this amazing ability to recall everything he has ever read.
He was able to scan the pages of any book, one with his each eye and all those information got stored in his memory far better than anyone who has spent a lot of time reading books. This made him popular as the person who can read two pages at once.
It is said that Kim Peek stored more than 12,000 books in his memory and he retained the information quite accurately. Unfortunately, he passed away in the year 2009 at the age of 58, but the incredible potential of the human brain he has demonstrated with his amazing skill will always be remembered. Continue reading
I was reading about smart drugs recently and that’s when I came to know that people are using an Ayurvedic medicine named “Ashwagandha” that is also known as Indian Ginseng or Withania Somnifera, for the purpose of improving the cognitive functions of the brain.
That was really an astonishing thing to know for me since I have lived in the central region of India for a very long time, I knew about this particular herb, but I never knew that it can also be used for such purposes.
After reading about this Ayurvedic medicine in detail I am writing this post in order to help people know whether this herb really has such benefits as we have heard or if it is just a myth.
Ashwagandha has been considered as a very powerful medicine by the ancient Indian Ayurveda science.
It is a plant that has different medicinal benefits. Especially, its fruit and root is used to treat various diseases, whereas it also helps one to stay healthy in various ways.
In Sanskrit the word “Ashwa” means Horse and “Gandha” means odor, it is so named due to the smell of the plant root that resembles like of a horse’s smell.
The herb contains the required chemicals that can treat mind related issues and increase body’s immune power. Apart from this there are a plethora of reasons for which people use it and we are now going to take a look at its most popular usages.
This particular herb has gained immense popularity for tons of rumored medical benefits including its effectiveness in treating cancer and preventing the side effects of chemotherapy, I am going to share all its alleged benefits here about which I have investigated:-
1 – Mental Fitness
This herb is highly used to treat various mind related afflictions like anxiety, stress, depression and insomnia.
Many studies have shown that Indian Ginseng can be very helpful in treating depression, since it has mood stabilizing properties. That also makes it effective to reduce anxiety and stress.
This plant’s root extract is considered to be a good sleep aid. As it has calming effect on the mind, it surely can help people to sleep properly.
It is also said that this medicine can help people with ADHD, but there isn’t much information available yet to support this.
2 – Fertility
Probably, this is one main reason for which this herb has attracted a lot of people towards it. There have been many claims that Ashwagandha helps to improve sexual functions in both males and females.
I have also heard that it can improve the semen quality, but there are very less evidences to back up all the effectiveness of this plant on human fertility about which we hear a lot nowadays.
3 – Immune System
I remember how a Yogi promoted the use of this plant a few years ago in my country and people increasingly started using it believing that it will enhance their body’s immune system.
Researches have shown that Ashwagandha is helpful in fighting diseases, but it is still uncertain whether it can really boost one’s ability to resist disease causing microorganisms.
4 – Cancer
Recently, the internet searches for this herb have increased exponentially due to the rumor that it can help to treat cancer.
Ashwagandha has been found to be effective in treating and preventing cancer in laboratory experiments performed on animals; however it has not been yet proved that it will work similarly for humans as well.
5 – Cognitive Functions of Brain
As I said before, my curiosity about this medicine was developed by what I came to know while reading about the smart drugs that improves cognitive functions of the brain.
Tons of Ashwagandha based products are now available for people who are looking to improve their brain’s cognitive functions, but it really has not been yet proved to have any such qualities.
6 – Diabetes
Some research works have shown that this Ayurvedic medicine has blood sugar reducing properties, but that doesn’t imply it can improve insulin production.
7 – Arthritis
Among all these points this one is something for which Ashwagandha is considered to be most effective.
According to the experts, this herb has some great anti-inflammatory properties which make it a very good cure for arthritis.
These were few most well known reasons for which people use Indian Ginseng, now let’s take a look at the side effects.
There are very less known side effects of this herb (when taken by mouth), but it is best to consult your doctor before trying it. However, it is essential that you should always keep in mind a few possible unfavorable effects of Ashwagandha.
1 – Heavy and uncontrolled usage can result into various stomach related problems like diarrhea.
2 – Pregnant women should not take this herb and it could also create breastfeeding related problems.
3 – Diabetic patients may experience imbalanced body sugar levels, which can cause a lot of trouble when they are already using other medications.
4 – A lot of people have experienced thyroid related issues while using Indian Ginseng.
5 – You must avoid this if you have any bleeding issues.
6 – Avoid using while you are on sedatives.
7 – Stop using this herb if you have any upcoming surgery ahead.
Overall, from what I have known about this Ayurvedic herb, it is very good for two purpose i.e. to calm down the mind and for treating arthritis.
For all other purposes you will have to use it for yourself and see if it works for you or not. There are tons of products based on this available online like the “True Veda’s Organic Ashwagandha Vegetarian Capsules“.
I am not a doctor or health expert to advice you to try Ashwagandha, I have just written this post based on what I have learned about it, there could be possible side effects of this herb based on your body type, so please do consult your doctor before you try them.
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In this post, I will talk on determinism and predeterminism in detail to shed light on the myths and facts associated to these belief systems. We will also see how quantum physics breakthroughs have invalidated many false theories that we humans have believed for years.
Such talks would only be welcomed by open-minded people because when it is about questioning the reality and existence of higher power, most people prefer to stay inside the prison created by their minds.
I won’t blame them because the ego needs convictions for survival and questioning your beliefs is like killing yourself because you will be a totally different person when your core beliefs change.
I went through such a transformation when I stopped believing in a God who has sent my soul in this world which he created and he’s sitting comfortably in someplace like heaven watching me and my actions every single moment.
My views are often liked by some people while strongly hated by others independent of how they are related to me. Continue reading
What are some characteristics of emotionally healthy people? I know you might already be having a few ideas in your mind to answer that question right now, but the chances are that those thoughts might be based on your current mindset rather than the actual truth.
We look at others from the perspective of our current state and that angle would change when we move on to a different state, so, our opinion of emotional wellness is often temporary.
Hence, it is first necessary to understand what it really means to be emotionally healthy because then only we could have a proper discussion on this subject.
The idea that defines a happy person is also a mental thing which has nothing to do with the reality, that is a conjecture we form by looking at our personal needs to which we have attached our happiness, that “happy person” thought is also an imaginary ever changing picture for every person in the planet. Continue reading
In this post, I am going to share a few tips with you on how to stop eating chocolate because it makes life difficult when chocolate eating becomes a habit.
Consuming a small amount of chocolate everyday is not bad for health instead it is very beneficial for the body according to some researches but, who can stop themselves by just tasting a little chocolate?
The main reason that makes people to crave for chocolate is its quality that makes people coming back to it once they have tasted a little.
Problem of not being able to stop eating chocolate is very destructive since it activates some “happy” chemicals in the brain which means that it could turn into a big addiction.
Once a person loses their control over eating chocolate they finds themselves feeling guilty about this and this inner conflict makes them to feel more despondent.
And obviously it results into quick weight gain as chocolate itself is a high calorie food whereas it also causes imbalance in one’s usual eating patterns.
So, here are few things which can help you to stop eating chocolate:- Continue reading
In simple terms, emotional eating could be described as an eating habit which has nothing to do with actual hunger, so a person in this case is not trying to satisfy their hunger instead they are eating to feel good.
We all eat to feel good from time to time whether let it be a popcorn bucket in the cinema hall or daily snack items, the good feelings that we associate with food of various restaurants, food companies, etc. also falls into this category.
This food-feeling factor that we are talking here is something that has been used in business by people from over centuries.
There is nothing wrong in eating to feel good unless it turns into an addiction, unfortunately most people don’t even know that they are already having binge eating disorder. Continue reading
The short mindfulness script I am going to provide you in this post is a very good practice to overcome your food cravings and improve your eating habits.
This post is a part of my article series “mind conditioning and weight loss” and here I am going to discuss the most important step to maintain a good health which is to have a good relationship with food.
Often the extra weight that people put on when their lifestyle changes and especially when they get too busy is due to their lack of awareness when they eat since the mind is too engaged in thinking about various other important stuff.
There is a very good solution available for all these problems and it is Mindfulness eating, using this method you can not only get rid of various unhealthy eating habits but it also helps you to make friendship with food. Continue reading
In this post, I will be talking about the methods that will help you to know how to stop eating at night even when you are full.
Many people (not necessarily the overweight ones) are addicted to this habit of eating food during night time, it is also known as the night eating syndrome.
Eating with any other purpose apart from to satisfy hunger is called emotional eating or binge eating which should be stopped in order to be healthy both physically as well as mentally.
Undoubtedly binge eating at night keeps on adding extra pounds to the body weight of a person but what is less known is that it intensifies various emotional problems.
Eating to feel better or to escape from various kinds of mind states is a habit developed by a person unconsciously so, it becomes very essential to know the emotional causes behind such addictions and act on it.
What I am going to discuss with you below is some ways using which you can put an end to binge eating at night, however, if you find that the reason behind it is some serious emotional issue then I will strongly advise you to take necessary steps to treat it because in that case even after getting rid of this habit your mind will find a new addiction. Continue reading