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Tao Te Ching

Darryl Bachmeier Aug 6, 2019 Life

The Tao Te Ching is a Chinese book, more like a remnant of the past, written many centuries ago by Laozi, also known as Lao Tzu. It is a book of wonders and inspiration and can serve meditation purposes for benefiting our lives. The knowledge and author of this book has raised many intense debates in the readers. Tao Te Ching is part of Taoism, an ancient tradition of philosophy, belief, and religion. Taoism will help you in realizing the true meaning of life. As a part of Taoism, this book has introduced the modern era to the ancient Chinese customs and viewpoints of the world. The Origin of Tao Te Ching The Tao Te Ching is a book of the Taoism philosophy and was published centuries ago in the 4th century BC. It can be considered as a handy guide to the philosophy of Taoism. The book was discovered...

The ‘Magic’ behind superstition

Darryl Bachmeier Aug 5, 2019 Mind

Have you ever instinctively said ‘bless you’ to someone who sneezed around you? Or noticed that your heart skipped a beat when someone told you that your flight was scheduled for the ‘13th’? Think about these instances for a moment, and you will quickly come to the conclusion that there is nothing logical about saying ‘bless you’ to someone who sneezes, or about being anxious that your flight is on the 13th day of the month. Yet, many people continue to do both of these things. Superstitions like these are more common than we might think, and even though we may not realize it, most of us tend to indulge in superstitious practices in some areas of our lives. What are superstitions? A superstition is a belief that two seemingly unrelated events have some kind of causal relationship between them. For example, many people believe that it is a harbinger...

What is Stoicism?

Darryl Bachmeier Aug 4, 2019 Life

We all know about philosophy. Most of them are not practical; that’s why people generally do not bother much about philosophy. But if you have explored the world of philosophy, you might come in contact with the term Stoicism. Stoicism is very different from all other types of philosophy. It teaches us to value ethics and more. What is Stoicism? Stoicism is also known as Stoic philosophy. It is a philosophy of practicality. It is a method of seeking personal ethics and practical wisdom in our lives. It’s more like a personal operating system that helps us to understand our actions and help control them. Principles of Stoicism Stoicism divides everything in the world and beyond into two categories. Things that can be controlled by our actions and things that are not affected by our actions. One key principle of Stoicism is that we do not react to the events...

Staying connected with your partner

Darryl Bachmeier Aug 3, 2019 Social

In a relationship, there comes many phases, starting with the honeymoon phase to the comfort zone, couples may end up disconnected at a point in their relationships. The disconnectedness is partly contributed by lack of attention, whereas a major role is played by the response of couples to the challenges in life. In the beginning, you are unfamiliar with your partner, you start exploring each other’s interests and maintain a harmonious relationship by accepting your partner and compromising for each other. As time passes by, you enter a phase where there is nothing hidden or to be told, here the comfort zone starts, but as you move further in life, you come across responsibilities, you may start having kids and family, you need to balance between financial and family responsibilities. So here is the time when both of you may get busy doing your efforts to make things happen and...

Societal Pressure We Face

Darryl Bachmeier Aug 2, 2019 Social

We are human beings. We are social beings. We cannot live without society. In society, we help each other and try to make a good living for ourselves. Most of us focus on minding our own business. But sometimes elderly people, mostly relatives, always put their nose in our lives. They want us to do certain things in our lives. Not only elderly people but also our parents, boss, friends, and almost everyone in society expects something from us. But expectations are not the problem. It is natural to have some expectations for someone. This becomes a problem when they pressure us to achieve their expectations. We all have our own set of societal pressures. It differs from person to person. But some of the pressures are common and universal. Here is a list of some of the common societal pressures we face. Be successful It is natural to expect...

Reasons why you need to create something

Darryl Bachmeier Jul 25, 2019 Life

The process of creating will allow your brain to deploy everything it needs easily. When you look at more conscious rational ideas, they transform into real shapes and colors or words or objects. There are definitely more reasons to create, the business of getting a better quality, because as your boss told you, psychological research. The Need We all need to create, discover, and call into existence what did not exist before. Therefore, here is what we can create- Paintings, photographs and other ways of creating images that capture the external and internal worlds. Making physical things for whole houses from pottery pieces. Dynamic, moving works from movies to dances. All kinds of ideas from new philosophies to ways to save the world. The businesses we create as newly powerful multinationals. Example A person wants to solve problems and come up with innovative ways to implement things. A teacher makes...

How Social Determinants Impact Health and Health Equity?

Darryl Bachmeier Jul 24, 2019 Body

Our surroundings and environment, where we live or work greatly impact our health. This impact can either be related to social factors like living standards, access to nutritious foods, etc., or they can be related to economic factors like income, education, and job opportunities. These external factors which affect the health of an individual are known as Social Determinants of Health (SDOH). Some examples of SDOH include: Safe housing and livelihood Better childhood development Health care and emergency services Safety and transportation Social inclusion Literacy and education Income and Job opportunities Clean, hygienic, and secure environment Access to clean water and nutritious foods Access to recreational activities Prevention of racism and discrimination The social determinants can influence our health both in a positive or negative way. For example, people with low-income who are living in underprivileged areas suffer from poor health conditions compared to those who are living in flourishing...

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