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Why the media makes you stupid

It seems to me that 99 % of all the money and work in the media industry goes into making content that makes you stupid: numbing entertainment and propaganda-based news. They call it journalism but it really should be called something else. Or we need a new word for truth-seeking journalism.

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War and peace: What is really happening – and why?

In these times it can be difficult to find trustworthy sources of information about war and peace. Most regular media are filled with propaganda that provides a distorted view of reality. But I can recommend The Transnational if you want to know what is really going on in Syria etc.

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What to call it instead of tantra?

Tantra is a misused concept in the West. I suggest that we simple stop using the word ‘tantra’. Here are my alternatives.

If you refer to the true tantra please call it tantric hinduism or tantric buddhism. And know that it has nothing or very little to do with sexuality. In my experience only about 0,001 % of those that think of themselves as tantric are true tantric yogis.

Call it mindfulness instead of tantra

If you by tantra mean mindful sex then please just call it that: mindful sex. There is nothing wrong with sex. There is nothing wrong with mindfulness. It is actually a really nice combination and it does not include misuse of terms. Mindful sex includes energy sex.

If you by tantra mean mindfulness of sensuality in a broader sense then why not just call it that? Mindful sensuality or mindful sensing. Mindful eating is included in that category and it is a general mindfulness practice to come to our senses.

Being mindful means to be aware in a nonjudgmental way. Right mindfulness is when your awareness is combined with loving-kindnesss. Mindfulness is ethical and healthy. It is not just to live in the moment like an animal.

In conclusion: I suggest that ‘mindfulness’ replace ‘tantra’ in the way that we seem to want to use ‘tantra’ in the modern culture.

Call it mindfulness instead of tantra

The secrets about The Secret

The Secret or The Law of Attraction is a popular new age believe that thoughts can change the world directly. It became popular from a documentary movie and a following book by Rhonda Byrne. During the years I’ve met a lot of people that based their lives on this “secret”. Mostly women. This is what … Læs videre The secrets about The Secret

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Don’t let health dumb you down

Physically and mentally healthy people that don’t care about politics are socially and globally unhealthy. From a holistic point of view their total health is actually low. Awareness of politics includes awareness of the often hidden powers that are pushing you around. Remember the four dimensions of holistic health: Physical health: your body and physical … Læs videre Don’t let health dumb you down

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Sustainable health

I would like to launch a new concept: sustainable health. Sustainable health is: – Healthy changes in diet, exercise and lifestyle, which the individual can continue (ie behavioral sustainability) – Healthy changes in diet, exercise and lifestyle, that do not overload the environment at the same time (ie environmental sustainability) – Healthy changes in the … Læs videre Sustainable health

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The stress eating response

Eating is probably the most widespread method to reduce stress in the modern world. Eating to reduce stress can be done both with and without awareness. Most frequently it is done automatically in the modern world environment with easy access to both stress factors and delicious food. The stress eating response is natural. Stress increases … Læs videre The stress eating response

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Please your health with pleasure

Pleasure is healthy. Is reduces stress and improves brain function.

The three basic sources of pleasure are:
– Food and drinks – eating and drinking
– Socializing (probably with hugging and cuddling with dear persons as the most pleasurable activity)
– Sex

If you want to eat and drink less, perhaps to loose weight, one pleasure strategy is to increase the two other basic pleasures, that is more plasurable hugging, cuddling and sex. This will indirectly reduce your cravings for excess foods and drinks.

And remember: Your desire for pleasure is by itself a sign of health. You just have to be conscious about how you satisfy your basic needs.

My new Facebook page about Pleasure Health

@pleasurehealth on Twitter

Five myths about mindful eating

Mindful eating is the new way to eat for health, weight regulation and pleasure maximization. Don’t let these five myths about mindful eating bring you down.

Myth #1: Mindful eating requires you to eat in silence
Fact: You can practice with as much noice around you as you want. Mindful eating is an inner practice about directing your awareness towards the sensing of your food and your body. Just let the noice be as it is.

Myth #2: Mindful eating is boring
Fact: Mindful awareness changes even the most simple experience so that it becomes interesting. Just try with one mouthful. Even your breath becomes interesting when you focus on that.

Myth #3: I don’t get the enjoyment of socializing while I’m eating
Fact: Eating while you are socializing actually makes you avoid quite a lot of both the social pleasure of being with people and the sensual pleasures of eating. When you socialize, socialize. When you eat, eat.

Myth #4: Mindful eating makes every food healthy and slimming
Fact: No, it does not. But mindful eating allows you to better transfer your knowledge about nutrition into your food choices in your everyday life. A donut still contains a lot of calories even if you eat it with mindfulness.

Myth #5: Mindful eating requires me to become a Buddhist and meditate a lot
Fact: No. Mindful eating can be a part of a “hardcore” buddhist meditation lifestyle. But it can also be a part of a lifestyle where you simply take inner small steps motivated by your primitive, animal craving for maximum pleasure.

Mindful Eating Awareness – Weight Loss With Wisdom by Uffe Damborg and Per Brændgaard

I have started dance walking…

Inspired by a video on youtube with Ben Aaron about dance walking I started experiencing with this crazy kind of exercise myself. And I must say: It’s really fun! It’s a great way to combine walking for transportation with pleasureful dancing. It can also be used to increase the intensity of the physical activity and … Læs videre I have started dance walking…

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Being mindful of mindless eating

Dr. Susan Albers has written a great article about being mindful of mindless eating in Psychology Today. Dr. Albers also has a good facebook page – Eat, Drink & Be Mindful – where she frequently posts news and tips about mindful eating. Check it out! 🙂

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