Personal Development And Improving Self-Awareness

personal developmentThe concept of personal development means different things to different people. As a whole, it can be defined as undertaking activities that benefit and increase your awareness and build on your identity. With the busy schedules that overtake many people’s lives, taking time out to reflect about ourselves is not high on the list of most people’s things to do. Not taking the time to examine ourselves or not taking note of unflattering feedback about ourselves leads to many people having a low sense of self-awareness. However, taking the time to really examine this can be beneficial in the long term as it increases a person’s judgment and can lead to great opportunities both personally and professionally. There are several key areas where self-awareness can be improved so read on if this is an area that you are keen to tackle.

When was the last time you had a good think about the type of personality that you have? If you closely examine what your strengths and weaknesses are about your personality you can take advantage of situations that suit you while avoiding those that do not. Introverts, for example, do not do well in sales careers and will suffer a lot of stress if placed in this situation. However, extroverts will thrive in sales and should take the time to develop these skills for fully so as to have a very successful career path open to them. More Reading ...

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Natural Cures for Ovarian Cyst

ovarian cystIt is not uncommon for women to develop ovarian cysts at some point in their life. If your doctor has told you that you have one or more ovarian cysts, he or she probably discussed traditional treatment options. However, some women prefer a natural cure for ovarian cyst. This article will discuss some natural, alternative routes you might want to consider.

Herbal Remedies

When it comes to a natural cure for ovarian cyst, herbal remedies are something worth considering. One school of thought is that ovarian cysts are caused by an imbalance of a woman’s hormones. This is why herbalists approach a natural cure for ovarian cyst by bringing harmony and balance back into a woman’s body. They do this by using many different plants to treat the cysts. Additionally, they use herbs which work to cleanse and revitalize the liver as well. More Reading ...

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Balance Yoga

balance yogaBalance yoga is about much more than being able to stand up straight or keep your equilibrium intact. The art of yoga is all about creating balance both physically and mentally. Yoga enhances all that we are capable of doing. The practice of yoga can strengthen our bodies and minds. It can bring harmony to our chaotic lives. It creates self awareness like no other form of exercise or meditation alone can accomplish.

Most people go through daily life without realizing they are not in balance. This can be the result of repeated strain on the body or injury. You can be unbalanced by unconsciously favoring one side over another. You may naturally be stronger on one side and not even know it. Inactivity can lead to being unbalanced as well. Being imbalanced can cause strain on the joints and general discomfort. This can also cause pain. Your hips, feet, back and neck may suffer needlessly due to being unbalanced. Balance yoga techniques and poses can correct this. More Reading ...

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St. John’s Wort: A Possible Treatment for Mild Depression

st johnsThere have been a wide variety of alternative treatments for all that ails us over the years, but few have demonstrated the popularity or longevity of the herb known as St. John’s Wort. This plant, which is native to Europe, has been used to treat various illnesses throughout the western world for hundreds of years. The first recorded mention of the plant was in around 290 BC, when a Greek doctor wrote of using it to treat his patients. One of Greece’s most noteworthy herbalists recorded four different subspecies, which he recommended as a treatment for sciatica and as a topical treatment for burns. Others used it to accelerate wound healing, relieve gout, and even exorcise demons.

Today, the plant has fallen out of use in mainstream medicine, but it remains a popular herbal remedy among those interested in alternative or complementary medicine. It is most commonly recommended as a treatment for mild to moderate depression, either on its own (mild) or in conjunction with prescribed antidepressants (moderate). Most of the evidence in favor of St. John’s Wort as a stand-alone treatment for moderate to severe depression is anecdotal, and though there are a handful studies that have demonstrated the drug’s potential, two of the biggest and most well-known experiments found that it did not perform any better than the placebo. It should also be noted that the pharmaceutical drugs in the experiment had the same results– they were equal to the placebo when it came to alleviating depressive symptoms. More Reading ...

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