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Memento Mori – A Visual Reminder Of Mortality

Darryl Bachmeier Jun 4, 2019 Life

Remember “Valar Morghulis” from Game of Thrones? It became the most uttered phrase after the series went viral. But do you know that ‘Valar Morghulis’ in High Valyrian, which translates to ‘all men must die’ has a Latin counterpart? ‘Valar Morghulis’ reminds us of another phrase, ‘memento mori’. This Latin phrase originated in ancient Rome and has a symbolic connotation to death. What is memento mori? The Latin phrase ‘memeto mori’ literally means “remember, you are a mortal”. It reminds a person of his or her mortality or the inevitability of death. It symbolically reminds of the fragility and the ultimate end of human life. At the same time, it indirectly reminds people to seize the day and make the best of it since everybody must die. Origin The origin of ‘memento mori’ lies in antiquity and is an artistic tradition. Ancient Romans perhaps realized that human life is ephemeral...

5 Ways to Stop Overeating and Transform Your Physical Health

Darryl Bachmeier Jun 3, 2019 Body

Are you worried about overeating making you obese and affecting your health? Learn about its causes and adopt proven solutions to finally put an end to it. We’ve all been in that situation: it’s your friend’s birthday and the cake is so delicious that you end up eating more than you intended to in the first place. Or, you’re stressed about something and you constantly find yourself turning to your fridge to help you cope with it. Even though you might be conscious that it is not good for your health, there’s a lot more to overeating than you might have imagined. In the long term, overeating can cause serious health issues including type 2 diabetes and obesity which can significantly reduce the quality of your life. To tackle it successfully, you need to first understand why it happens in the first place. What makes you eat more than you...

How to Deal with Rejection

Darryl Bachmeier Jun 2, 2019 Emotions

We’ve all been dismissed at some point — regardless of whether it be from a partner, an occupation you applied to, or a gathering of companions. Facing rejection is an essential aspect of living. It is unavoidable. Whichever sort of dismissal you’re confronting, the truth is that rejection is hurtful. When you let rejection affect you psychologically, it can cause a lot of destruction on all parts of your life. Luckily, however, there are ways you can manage rejection that can help you emerge from it more grounded. Getting dismissed doesn’t need to be the end-all-be-all. The experience can assist you with a yearning to become stronger in your life. So, if you’re considering how to manage rejection from your companions, family, or associates, here are the absolute best tips and procedures to help you bob back from experience. Accept rejection as a part of life. Dismissal is an unavoidable...

How Resourcefulness Helps Individuals Succeed

Darryl Bachmeier Jun 1, 2019 Success

Resourcefulness is the ability of using resources in your environment at your full capacity. A resourceful individual will not break under pressure, no matter the circumstance and rise like the Phoenix from the ashes. It is noted that creative and successful individuals like Sam Walton, Temple Gardin and Walt Disney were resourceful personalities. They found inventive solutions and optimized assets in their environment. Most importantly they worked hard and smart. Executive functions in your brain help you be resourceful Experts say people are not born with resourcefulness. Luckily this is a skill that you can develop with time. The key is to improve your executive functioning skills. Your brain is a muscle; different mental and emotional exercises can help improve your executive function skills. Let us look inside your brain first. It compromises of three components that help executive functions: working memory, self regulation and cognitive flexibility. All three components...

Timeboxing - How It Works to Make You More Productive

Darryl Bachmeier May 29, 2019 Productivity

Introduction Timeboxing is a simplistic time management procedure that involves allocating a fixed, maximum amount of time to activity in advance and then completing the activity within that period. Let us look at how timeboxing works, the value it provides, and how it integrates into other work processes. Know what timeboxing is? In essence, timeboxing is a time management technique where you set aside a specific amount of time for a planned activity. You work in the process for some time, stop doing it when the time is up - then, evaluate whether you have achieved the intended goals. This concept was first introduced by James Martin, author of the book Rapid Application Development, as part of active software development. You can use this approach to handle your project management tasks or manage your mistakes. Why timeboxing is used? The purpose of timeboxing can be summed up as two: improving...

How Can You Heal Yourself Through Guided Imagery?

Darryl Bachmeier May 28, 2019 Mind

Imagine yourself going through a stressful situation or feeling ill or uncomfortable at a certain place. In such a condition, all you wish for is to be at some calm place where you can feel relieved, comfortable, and relaxed. You can do this by guided imagery. What is Guided Imagery? Guided imagery is a therapeutic way to use words and images to divert your attention from stress, worry, and pain and focus on your inner strength and capabilities. It’s one of the simplest yet most powerful tools for building self-awareness and self-consciousness. Our mind is connected to our body in such a way that it reacts to what we experience or imagine in our mind. tremendous effect on the body, a mind can play a vital role in healing the body and enhancing well-being. The power of imagining and creating certain images in your minds can help you to reduce...

Don’t Expect People to Change

Darryl Bachmeier May 27, 2019 Social

It is normal for a person to resist change but expect others to change for them. In the real sense, expecting change from anyone can be a futile venture. Most times we expect people we have relationships with to change and become better people, to learn to treat us with more respect and to behave more maturely. We want them to become people we can love and admire. Sadly, these expectations are never met. They remain who they are, even as suffer due to their inability to conform to our expectations. Being in a relationship where you perpetually anticipate a change in the other party is to exist in a toxic space. This can be a slow killer, because most of the time you remain emotionally dependent on this people, wishing for a change to occur so you can start your emotional healing. The anticipation is frustrating and can lead...

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