Evan on November 14th, 2007

In my last post I invited you to watch your breathing and see if you learned anything, especially about how you were feeling. Today I’d like to follow this theme a little further. I’d like to talk about setting time aside to watch your breathing.  This is one kind of meditation – but it doesn’t […]

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Evan on November 13th, 2007

This is a link to a blog called Foods that Heal.  Each post talks about one food (or herb) and what it’s health giving properties are. It  is an excllent resource.  Unfortunately the posts aren’t dated so I don’t know how often it is updated.  Well worth looking at. Bookmark It Hide Sites

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Evan on November 13th, 2007

These excerpts from Australia’s Radio National’s Health Report interviewing Steve Blair (Professor of Exercise Science at the University of South Carolina). They are extraordinary findings.  Yes, this comes from a large epidemiological study (following about 80,000 people), we call it the aerobic centre longitudinal study and we’ve been following these people for now over 25 […]

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Evan on November 12th, 2007

Unless we are into some type of meditation or we are a singer we probably don’t pay much attention to our breathing.  This is unfortunate. How we are breathing and how our breathing changes tells us alot about us. Our breathing is very closely related to our emotions.  When I am angry my breathing is […]

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Evan on November 11th, 2007

I’ve been writing this blog for about six months now. And over the last month I’ve been wondering what I’ve learned and what direction to head in. What I’ve learned is that I can write this way, well enough to satisfy my standards anyway, and that I can keep producing worthwhile content. I didn’t know […]

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Evan on November 9th, 2007

Once we have addressed our imbalance we by engaging with the environment we return once more to ourselves, but we are not quite the same. We are different: perhaps very slightly, perhaps in a major way. If we had a drink to satisfy our thirst then the difference may be slight. If we have developed […]

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Evan on November 5th, 2007

After we have engaged with something our attention returns to ourselves. There can be a tinge of sadness to this part of the process: we were totally focussed on something and now it turns out not to be everything but just something. It may be a beautiful or remarkable something; but what was our focus […]

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Evan on November 1st, 2007

It is a cliche that we seek to maximise pleasure and avoid pain. And like most cliches has elements of truth. And yet . . . There are so many seeming exceptions. Most of them involving putting off pleasure now for future reward. Sometimes, for instance in the case of elite athletes following a very […]

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