4 Secrets To Powerful Communication Lisa Nichols

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This is Lisa Nichols and what she has been able to accomplish in her life time, as a single mom, 20 years ago she could barely afford to buy diapers for her baby. Lisa Nichols is now one of 2 african american women business owners/ entrepreneurs. She has touched the lives of 20 million people in this year alone. In a mere 19 years, its incredible how someone could come this far. In 2010 Lisa Nichols spoke at Costa Rica – Afest. December 11. 

there are no accidents, there are divine appointments. synergies come together. Lisa has now spoken at every single A Fest , in 9 different countries, closing the event with her brilliance. 

Your going to learn what makes lisa such an insanely powerful woman. The ability to move people with a story, is what she is incredible at doing. We are going to learn what she does, how she does it and how it is applied. It is her gift, although it can be anyones skill set. Some of these techniques as a communicator, you use your super powers with the you from your conscious to your subconscious. Unconscious competence, she is consciously competent – but she can break it down into 30 different steps. She has taught 420 different speakers all over the world. Lisa is one of the highest paid trainers in the world, join her global leadership program. She has a phd entrepreneurship program, and its only in harnessing and using your message that you can cultivate what is delivered. Our ability to communicate- you change as a human being. Consider communication to be a set of words, you can add texture to it. Your unique serving proposition. Your USP. Lisa had a viral youtube post where 42 million observers have seen this video from 2014. Observing how she is articulating her story. 

Lisa has been through bankruptcy, having 11.42 dollars in her pocket, not able to buy diapers for her son, but then she decided to transform her babies life. She was a single mother, and had a father in prison. If she was going to drastically transform herself, she was going to do it. What is fascinating is that twenty minutes of content , intellectual exchange was not attached, what they connected to like glue, was the story. the possibility, the hope, the connection. 100’s of thousands of emails were received. What this story did for them was tap them into their resiliency, She then began to work with Steve harvey and other people around the scene. They knew what she stood for, she was real, she was broken and she was strong enough to stand up for inspiring people to get back up again, when she was knocked down. 

Knowing how powerful the story could be, she gave up something, she braced herself and calmed herself down. She served up something to America. They loved her, they wanted her to succeed , the realness, the vigor, the story, the inspiration. If you study great orators , they have a formula, they would start with a story, and then the secret she was one of the most wanted speakers in the speakers. Everyone was able to connect to her story. Never forget where you come from , no matter how far you have come. 

4 secrets to powerful communication- this will elevate you on a stage and its not from a place of competition its  a place for stories, audience of 1 or audiences of 1000. When your taking someone on an intellectual journey, you have to educate them, to get them to the cement to the bricks. It makes everything else matter. Listeners have context. Great story, time and a place, a year, and a place, then paint the picture of where they are what is happening. Think of it as a movie, Where in the world are you.  Bring me into the story and let me know where you are, pictures into your life, brings you into a part of me. Impactful stories need to have to fall in love with the characters, If you want to have power in life, you need to go deep. Style, who they are, dramatic, audiences want the performance, content, visual arts, texture.Best engagers, are so intriguing because they are so detailed and real. You can learn your visual content but they fall in love with you its from the stories, the gift to themselves, a great story , told well enough is an unforgettable experience. You want to be the one people remember! Intellect, Respect, and you can still be an entertainer.

At 6 years old Lisa Nichols knew she wanted to be a motivational speaker, She told her grandmother, then her grandmother told her she needed to read her speeches with the world, and thats when she realized she needed to inflict her stories upon the world. 

Secret vs TELLING- show me the story, all of a sudden I’m looking at an oral movie, game changer, captivating the audience, riveted by the story, they don’t want to miss one minute of your oral story. Its a skill set, hone and learn and master like any other skill set. Parameters need to be set, climate, city, tell you less and show you more. The listener then becomes a part of your journey. You tap into a void or a conformation. What they give you back as a result is loyalty. Now Lisa, confident and elegant touching 30 million lives a year. However, in 1994, she had her son and she had no where to go with him. This was her rockbottom, she could literally feel the ground on her back, two things happened, never hear again and two she wasn’t afraid what could happen from that point on.  She knew she had to get up and keep going. She Was emotionally scared. However, then playing at that 50 percent had become her 100 percent. Misery is what navigated her to realize she will never go back there again. 

Sharing content, teaching people things, entertaining intermission. bringing out emotions in other people. Its real! be you! Authenticity- you don’t have to make up anything, the truth is sexy, its chaos, its resilient, its unidentified, its an incident , a moment, when your faith was challenged. Or you could be the man or woman you thought you could always be. Fight for your perseverance, fight for your life,  fight for a man or a woman. 

She pulled out the extra strength tylenol, wanting to kill herself, she didn’t want to die, she didn’t want to live with this kind of pain. She wasn’t sure if 8 was going to kill her, so she prayed to god and asked her to bring her back into the light. Then she said that she would spend the rest of her life helping others find there light. This was Lisas real transformation, this is when she knew that she was going to do wonderful things for others. How powerful storytelling can be, these emotions running wild, know matter who your talking to, they will all have the same reaction. why? because its real, its potent and its powerful. No matter what title people have, they are a man and a woman, and she has mastered the ability to take you in, take you back out and why play safe when you can play POWERFUL. EVOKING emotion- letting people in, in this day of being connected to everyone , we tend to be connected to know one. Unless you tell a story, provoking. It is what happens to us into the darkness, that pushes us into the light. Sometimes those moments, even though painful, they are the gifts from heaven, to wake us up for what we are meant to do in the world. 

Being a game changer, have a conviction, your conviction and your convenience won’t ever live on the same block. They don’t want someone to have a different opinion then them. Martin Luther King Jr said if you don’t stand for anything, then you will fall for everything. What are you going to influence because you are here. Still inside every space, what you say when your not speaking. What is your sweat? What do you stand for? Melting walls, owning their voices, Breaking barriers, and stand for that thing that means everything to you. Stand for it the way you would stand for it. There is no measure that of the value that you bring to the world. Unity, would never be a problem ever again. These stories don’t just deliver a speech, they lead you to your mission. Bringing together people of different cultures is the most beautiful thing in the world. Segway that was made so clear has to be fueled by your conviction. How do you want to use your voice? Impact, Infect, Change, Charge- who you are is everything. Get clear on what you stand for. Own your whisper until it gets stronger. Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Ghandi or Martin Luther King Jr, yes they were incredible, but you don’t have to be them, be your own person. Benjamin Franklin says don’t measure your conviction to someone else’s, that is the thief of all joy. 

As a businesswoman, as a mother, more importantly allow us to feel it, because you just started speaking. The way you were willing to forgive the unforgivable. Incorporate, Transparency, Conviction and they will search for you giving you their heart, their loyalty. Lisa was the new girl in the secret, but she still shared her story and owned it! Within 72 hours of her being on Oprah, she received 9782 emails because of her story. You have no idea what doors your story will open up. They take you into a private place, well, they make you vulnerable, everyone wants to know the real invigorating, honest you. Share a moment when things weren’t so great, don’t walk it through so fast, show me 12345678 pills in your hand, or the connection that is impotent. When your speaking to an audience it could be 500 people , you are speaking to each individual, they came to be inspired. Resilience, inspiration, climbing over something, around something, breaking through something, and then the heroes journey, is always the most exciting. We think we are the underdogs, until we make it. We will be alright, no matter how many people are in your audience, the gift you give them will make them fall madly in love with you. Inspiration, your never too big for inspiration. You always need inspiration. You can always use a light. Connection, trust and they will give you love, loyalty and word of mouth. 

Slow down, hit the speed bump, Take your time, give me the gift of the journey. 15-17 different techniques of story telling. Pillars and techniques, each technique independent of the others. when you put them all together , you layer them like a cake, a lasagna.. learn and master them independently and then it becomes interdependently powerful. Opportunities, gathering as a tribe, people want others to learn and teach from others. Its so easy to find an audience, the question is being able to connect with that audience in a profound way. When you connect though, its remarkable. Be better with communication and your ideas heard. A massive boost to your entire presence to your career and your life as a whole. 

Owner and Founder At The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By Laura Zukerman

Becoming Your Inner Goddess

Goddess of Light, Love and Serenity


Jose Silva, the tools to make a better life for themselves. heres the method that will put your intelligence to the test.

the human mind is a magnificent organ of intelligence. Due to our limited expectations of the mind, we aren’t aware what we can do with the mind. An inner consciousness or the kingdom within. You raise your IQ , problem solving ability, intuition and creativity. Following instructions for programming. The mind is a computer, it needs to be programmed with imagery and mental abilities to be trained.

Simple Mental Exercises and Step by Step instructions – keep your eyes closed when able to sit comfortably.

Inner genius- 4 day Method Silva Training.

Silva Method, you will learn to get away from the quantitative left handed side of the brain.

The secrets of how the greatest geniuses have used there powers to create everything they set out to achieve.

Jose Silva- Mind Control, went on to become an inventor, an the knowledge of the human brain.

Psychology in Worldwar 2- parapsychology, psychology and intuition.

Research of the hidden workings of the mind, powers of the subconscious on the alpha level.

He wanted to help his children do their school work, the secret was all about relaxation, physical and mental.

an unexpected breakthrough, as part of helping his children he would read them lessons, such as a hypnotic trance. the day of the breakthrough, isabelle his daughter, was able to memorize the words before he intended to read it.

Jose was stunned, his daughter was reading his mind, this was happening in his own living room. Could his daughters mind act as a receiver of his thoughts.

The answer to these questions proved to be a resounding yes. The Silva Method is now continuing benefits for humanity.

He believed he had trained his daughter and 39 others into clairvoyants. Super minds, what had begun as a simple desire was a full fledge effort to change and alter the human mind.

Remember- this is a program about making things happen, the Silva Method is all about faith.

The faith has 3 components, desire, belief and expectancy.- feelings and they are subjective not objects in the physical world, they are most certainly real and are most potent forces. desire is the reason everything that man has created throughout human history.

As you master the method , you will slow down the alpha level from 7-14 hz per second on the alpha level while controlling your mind now both the right and left hemisphere will be able to think. Able to achieve your lives goals.

The Silva Method in action- coincidence is when higher intelligence is lending a hand to a picture but chooses not to sign it.

Alpha level- programmed due to desire, expectation and belief- you get exactly what you want.

Left brained can be deceived, right brain is uncanny.

Your first performance- to receive you need to follow the instructions as your hear them.

Silva mind control is accumulative.

Our standard way of alpha dimension brain frequency is associations of numbers with 6-concious 5- eyelid fatigue 4- eyes closed 3- physical relaxation 2- mental relaxation 1- alpha plane level for every purpose you desire. 85 percent of closing your eyes , and sitting quietly is learning to focus at alpha.

Sit comfortable in a chair close your eyes and breathe backwards from 10-1 Deeper healthier level of mind, feel how relaxed your eyelids are. allow this feeling of relaxation to flow through your body all the way down to your toes. Feeling better then before, as your training proceeds you will learn to train alpha levels , your body heals itself at the alpha level at this brain function. Approving your physical wellbeing, you will also be able to solve problems and achieve your goals.

Voluntarily 7-14 hz per second- the brain itself is compact to a computer 3 pounds of matter that make up the brain which is 30 pounds of neurons. inside your head is a computer with 30n billion circuits. Since every atom is 100 trillion trillion is your total brain power. Each atom is a bb gun pellet, with 100 trillion trillion, yes you would have enough to fill up 20 million years before you ran out of bbs. The problem is that only some people use half of there brain power.

Visual a setting where you have felt conditioning and happy – to increase affirmations and increase your emotional state. Geniuses more of their minds, in a special matter. A genius is someone who uses the right and left side of the brain and that is alpha level affirmations in a powerful way. Visualize.

Outer conciseness- positive statements to yourself and others, negative orientations- the effect on your will be correspondingly negative.

Mental house cleaning- very few people need help in negative self programming, its obviously something people do well on there own, negative words and negative pictures. prolonged pictures and images begin to function as mental programs. You can replace negative patterns with positive self programming. By quickly saying cancel, cancel. Replace with a more positive affirmation getting the same idea across. Another important point, always use the phrase, better and better. Before long, it becomes part of you like a verbal compass, keeping you further towards how you want to go.

Negative thoughts and attitudes and behaviors you want to change- I want to change my job situation, my income, I want to be calmer with my bf and my family. I want to be able to meditate on a daily basis.

Positive list- New Job, New Me, Meditating and Writing, Fashion clothing company

Adept at reaching your alpha level- beneficial to attain a state of deep relaxation – with a special kind of awareness. Individually and progressively on the muscle groups. turn full awareness to that area, sensation by blood circulation, relaxing yourself corresponding yourself on your brain frequency. Some people might reach this at only a few sessions. Benefits that you want. You will begin to hear a special designed pulsation sound. Make it part of the experience. Do not ignore any distractions, if you feel uncomfortable do so, and when ready to resume do so.

Anytime you function at these levels of the mind, you will benefit physically and mentally, you may use these levels of the mind to help any human being who needs help physically and mentally. Constructive, creative, manner that is clean and positive, and that is so. No ill effects in your ears, vision, hearing improve every time you function at these levels of the mind. Wide awake and in perfect health, feeling better then before.

Side three of the Silva Method- on this side, techniques can acquire a full proof memory, and genius mentality. The meaning of intelligence changes with the context of what some consider to have a mental activity, common sense or good judgement. Its a fixed characteristic , you either have it or you don’t. Well, with a little lee way, you can change it. The whole belief system is opposed by IQ scores, your brain has an intellectual capacity, a small fraction of it, you can begin to use much more of your brain power. According to Jose Silva a genius is someone who uses more of his or her mind. Infinitely intelligent, memory – needs to be used with imagination.

Keeping things in your head.


Arrow Ants
Bulbs Buffalo
Cross Cats
Drain Dogs
Engineer Eins
Fixed screw Fox
Gorge Groundhog
Hammer Hog
Jerk hammer

T- Tea Clock with a glass of tea, sitting on a chair looking at a clock
N- Noah, noahs arc, object is a hammer vividly associating him with his heard
M-May, calendar, carton of milk drinking it while looking at the calendar
R- ray of sunshine- object a bicycle riding into the sunlight
L-Law a police man- a object is a police man eating a loaf of bread
Jaw- Jaw a shark, the object is a pair of shoes , the shark eating the shoes
K-key a large gold key, object is a frying pan with the keys inside of it accidentally
P-Price tag of 8 million dollars, a hair brush, next to the price tag
B-Bay, land and water- object a table lamp, outside next to the water
Ten Toes- object is a banana being eaten while looking at the ten toes

Beneficial effects of these levels of the mind, physically and mentally. To help any human being who needs help physically and mentally. You will always use these levels of the mind in a constructive creative mindset , that is positive and that is so. Revitalizing, relaxing, ready sleep. in perfect health, feeling better than ever before.

loaf of bread
frying pan
hair brush
table lamp

You now know that you at a relaxed level of the mind is what you create, you come home from a busy work day , take a deep breathe and mentally appreciate how good it is to be home, what do you picture while being relaxed. What are you creating when you worry? Your reinforcing your troubles. Prolonging your difficulties. You will now start thinking about solutions and not about problems any longer. You are programmed to think the way you think. Psychologists say that breaking habits are difficult. Solution oriented thinking is easy, opportunities transformed into a solution. Silver Method Tool- the mirror of the mind, the alpha level.

Owner and Founder At The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By Laura Zukerman

Becoming Your Inner Goddess

Goddess of Love, Light & Serenity

GURUDEV SRI SRI and his philosophical views

Spiritual  transcends all apparent identities. Gurudev Sri Sri- energy that we would like to create in this room. the energy that we experience in the next hour or so. reverence- a combination of respect and love for being in this room. magic- do not discuss things that we have already been discussing in the conference. the unknown factor- questions about the unknown. difficult questions. 

wonder- expand the minds of people to think beyond we have been trained to think about life and the world. What is in the great beyond. Set an intention- with reverence, magic and wonder. 

What is enlightenment?- When a blind person asks what is light or a deaf person asks what is song, how could you describe that. Gift of reaching enlightenment – was it a journey you sought to go on. I didn’t seek for anything. 

What were you like as a baby? I still feel like i am a baby. the nature of mind , observing 10 compliments and 1 insult, what does it hang on to. more often on the negative side then the positive side. as a child, you lived in the present moment, tears on your cheek and your smile. It takes some time as an adult to smile again. 

The mind is in the present moment, depth is unfathomable. Or consciousness is so lost and so deep it is the home of all knowledge. You are a bubbling foundation of compassion. A source of love, when we forget this we think we are not enlightened. It is being overshadowed by desires and obsessions, likes and dislikes. If you can open that curtain and look beyond it, you will see that there is one universe of energy, force of energy that is love. In the beginning it is love. 

Why do you have to feel love? Why should you feel good all of the time. Our things is we are obsessed with all of the time being happy, sexist, drop all of this act and solidify yourself to find yourself so free. 

A decade with Sri Sri- Display a sense of love and compassion- how can all of us remember to do that. That is something that you can not force on anyone. If you do that, you need to walk on yourself clarity in mind, purity in heart. when you have very little needs you have clarity. When you don’t need anything for yourself, your feelings are positive and they are already there. The fact that the light is lit, opens up a interesting idea- dispatching – the idea of surrender- not striving but surrendering into the unknown. 

Everyday when you hit the pillow in the night, you let go, let the sleep take over. You are breathing and how long can you hold that. passion is breathing in, dispassion is breathing out. We have to let go. Dispassion will turn into depression. Or aggression, are societies is aggressive and you see it everywhere mindless violence, on the other side its depression. Students 40 percent of them are depressed. Not knowing how to let go. Its in inherent quality in human life to let go. If you heard something, see something and if you don’t let go. You cause drama on yourself. In some sense it is traumatized , you will never feel compassion, love, passion, dispassion, putting a cinder block to your emotions. seeing life from a bigger context. At the end of the day the curtain will fall and the show will be finished. 

Midlife crisis- is the intermission- All of the thrill is only later on. Look you are going to see what type of movie your life is determined upon with how you act when you break down. Service and work you do in the world- what is the passion when wanting to fix the world, how do we create that intricate balance. at the same time your life , your energy, is limited. Friendliness and compassion towards everyone. Inside every perpetuator is a victim waiting to be loved. Especially when others can be wrong to us. You see someone as a culprit, don’t go by their words and actions but by there state and there minds. Why would someone commit a crime if there is no anger or hatred in side of that person. Psychologists go deep into the psyche- they don’t know exactly what they are talking about.. the point is the root cause is being hurt, suffering and they need some treatment. 

Romance- don’t expect rose days, my ways and highways can never happen in a marriage. if you take your time to be upset, don’t be upset at the same time. Two people who want to make a relationship work and be in a beautiful state- an analogy of to lines that are moving parallel they will go straight, however if they don’t work they will cross each other. Having a common goal, focus on just that one day it will be great, the next day, it could be miserable and bitter. Accomplishment will be better and sustained. in the earlier century, the children were the goal, so both parents worked to make the family work and stay intact. They loved each other very much, the focus is misplaced. its too self centered on each of them and one of them thinks what is it that i can get out of this. 

The Unknown- the deeper into the unknown- observing some young children who had mystical abilities, read things and duplicate it using intuition, what is going on there – its easy, kids can do it easier then adults. Why are they able to , the mind is clogged with cravings and emotions- open ended mindedness can not see things freshly and intuitively like children. Its the spirt of the energy in us that could show us many other dimensions. Conscious and institutions are going on, its a scene- powerful brain capacities – dreams, intuition , all the senses, even while sleeping. In dream – you are doing everything, because the consciousness is what experiences everything in waking dreaming and sleeping. It is the 4th dimension which is unknown. Meditation is the rate to access to that. 

A young girl had Telekinis-  when a women is able to move objects with our mind, wonder- certain things we need to wonder about and they do not have answers. The world has many wonders and we fail to recognize and enjoy them. we get stuck trying to learn through our intellect. Sometimes these incidents shock us, and take us beyond the rational mind. Your logic is limited, because your knowledge is limited. Nobody can clam to have all of the knowledge in the universe. Logic is connected to what you already know. What you know you try to move into the unknown, it is not always possible with logic, logic is in the circle of knowing. 

Your thoughts create your reality- surrender- what is the balance there, how much should we be focused on the outcome we want. how do we unify the two. Transcends nationality, gender, spirituality all identifies. Spirituality 40 years back was a taboo so was meditation. They used to be considered not normal if doing yoga or meditation. Different parts of the world, vegetarian was mocked at. The world is changing, 2 billion people around the globe practice yoga, meditate and our paradigm are changes. Our understanding of ourselves are changing, the coming generation- will take this meditation like fish to water. Under the tongue came out mindfulness. Mindfulness is just the driving force, to meditation. There is so much more beyond mindfulness. Practicing it too much, you lose the ability to relax and be with the unknown. That is also not good. Spirituality is attentive in the sense that when it is authenticated by thousands of year old documents or scriptures about it. Is it a real experience? Authentic meditation technique- base routed in scripture. 

How do you define meditation- Your thoughts focused on what you want to surrender- surrender is used and misused too many times. It gives the wrong connotation. Who are you surrendering too? Why bother to surrender when it is an act. Just wake up and see that there is nothing to be fearful of surrounding to. The path of knowledge is that you need to realize nothing is yours, nothing materialistic, not even this body. Emotional people negativity causes anger, anxiety, emotional intrigue. The simple people who can not see that you are nothing, when you are aware you are nothing you are surrendered. Letting go, it is to feel mother is at home. Relaxing and confidence as per plan, the word is surrender but in reality to let go and let life take its course is the ability to qualify you as who you are. Only the negative things you can not manage yourself will be asked to be surrendered. anger, anxiety, sadness. If you can not let go, then it is a problem. Nothing negative can come from something positive. These weaknesses- something and someone to take care of me I’m going to let go of this. 

Meditation is the experience where the conditions are 3 important conditions- golden principles. 

10 minutes , nothing.  Not even a glass of water. Then, 10 more minutes, doing noting, if the mind drifts, let it drift. I am nothing is the third. You have to let go for all the labels you put on yourself- letting go of the ego. 

These three basic principles let your mind free from engaging. Source then becomes no mind, whatever you feel it is okay. I am nothing, I want nothing, I do nothing. 

Ultimate Game Plan- Humanity as a Species? Ideal vision- bigger intelligence which is managing the whole world. It knows when to bring, how to do, and when to do. Role to play now, everyone has a role to play, god is taking care of everything. Same intelligence is telling us to continue to do these things. Listening to our own inner voice. Clouds- God, is inside of us. Intelligence, we are floating in an ocean of intelligence, when we become quiet we have more access to it. Spontaneous, when the values are ingrained in you, when someone is hurt, you want to help because this is ingrained in you. The goodness is ingrained in you. You don’t need to cultivate it. Negativity is because of lack of financial defects. Stressed or tensed- even wanting to be mindful it can make us or give us an illusion from the ocean of inertia. You can never be separate or disconnected from the infinite. 

Meditation does initially first of all improves our energy feats, we radiate energy, positive energy, negative energy. Its a harness of energy. It makes our mind and intellect very sharp. Our emotions strong or very dialect. It has the balance between sensibility and sensitivity. Intelligence is beyond your expectation. Spirituality – is it more complex to do it during the morning or in the night. Fujja- Its a lightning of a lamb, a practice, a prayer. Buddha comes from the word that which is born from the lesson. Thank god for giving you food, fragments, love, light, five senses. You see flowers and mother nature. Nice things be said while saying let the light of my light suckle around you. Ritual is a ceremony that helps you complete what creates a celebration, a positive suggestion. A little bit of a ritual is always good everyday. Creating that positive ambiance. Rituals are preparation to go deeper into the light and love.

There are some people who can connect to people with any nationality or any race, what will be becoming of the education system is a pretty straight mind of intellectual system. Socrates once complained that the greeks would lose their intellectuality if they did not have enough to say.


Laura Zukerman

Owner and Founder At The Goddess Bibles A Memoir By Laura Zukerman

Becoming Your Inner Goddess

Goddess of love, light and serenity

Memories Carry Powerful Feelings

This is the journey towards wholess and healing. It could be the magnificent answer when you go this glotorifing utopian realty we are living in. If you might feel overwhelmed now, it’s not because your indecent to willpower. You may however be overworked or running on empty.

While meditation and manifestation have worked, it’s all in vain. Null results, to show off all of the hard work and dedication.

Memories carry powerful feelings. Psychoanalysts, have avoided turning to tap into there inner feelings. People actually shorten their breathe and limit it to the chest. Have you ever experienced shortness of breath when going back to work after the weekend? Or, thinking of a past trauma.

The number 1 secret is considered the junk drawer. According to science it is the main factor keeping you from success or the destiny you deserve. Now let me explain, both the naval and the yoga body tradition and the naval are inclined to process all of out emotions, experiences and so on. Everything is actually stored in the body, happiness, sadness, anger, all emotions. This is especially from the naval to the pelvic floor.

Anytime anxiety, stress, depression, and so on stay in the body for long periods of time, the body retains everything.

Here’s where it gets interesting, you expend so much energy trying to contain the powerful or more so painful emotions in out doorways. This then causes a road blockage

Becoming Your Inner Goddess

Goddess on Fire

The Pandemic And What is has Shown Us.

“This is the end of a diabolical journey, though it can be debated that the adventure continues and never ends; the transformation of the darkness into the light has compelled each of us to stay as strong and as confident as possible. When you realize how invincible, empowered, emboldened and fantastic this world has become during this time, it makes everything that much more interesting. I can honestly say the world has come together just tremendously. In this captivating and enthralling time, we are coming to the end of this pandemic with dignity, monumental freedom and extraordinary times. It is the exuberance of faith, that gets us through this. The ability to act on it pushed the human race forward. We were determined, with our lightning power of commitment to social distancing and staying inside, we were able to lower the death toll 75% less then what it was projected to be. Although the numbers are still changing, we can stop the spread. COVID 19- is a human virus, only allowing it to reside on human contact. Therefore, if we wait for it to slow, eventually The US, will be a remarkable place again, with the biggest economy in the world. We will rebuild, stand taller than ever before and defeat this together. Remember how America and all of the Healthcare workers worked and have been working at warp speed, to make this country unstoppable. We have been turbo-charging forward, coming together like never before. Everyones exuding love, as gifted Americans praise and phenomenally surpass all expectations of oneness. Once this is all over, I know most of us are going to be over the moon. However, next time you couldn’t be better, remember these times, never take advantage of anything ever again.

Owner and Founder

The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By LZ

Meditative Practices, 10 Reasons Why You Should have one.

Stress Less: In this day and age, stress is one of the number one complaints that people have. But stress is not just a daily annoyance; it is a real problem that can have serious—even deadly—consequences on your health. You may have heard the expression “Stress Kills,” and it is an unfortunate truth. Stress hormones take a tremendous toll on your body. Luckily mindfulness has been scientifically proven to reduce stress and increase mental and physical health.

Improve Mental Focus: Does it ever feel like you just can’t turn off your brain? We all have mental chatter that can distract us when we need to focus on work, school, or other important activities. Meditative practices are specially designed to train your mind to focus when you need it to, which will help you to direct your train of thought in the right direction.

Connect With Your Loved Ones: It might seem counterintuitive that internal practices of mindfulness and self-awareness could help you to connect to someone outside of yourself, but they can do just that because they allow you to get in touch with yourself through mental focus and attention. This translates into interpersonal relationships, and over time, you will find that it will become easier give your loved ones your full, undivided attention.

Reduce Pain: Pain is something that we all have to deal with from time to time. But dealing with chronic mental or physical pain can leave you exhausted on all levels—mentally, physically, and emotionally. Mindfulness can enable you to change your relationship to the pain you are experiencing and free up mental energy for the life you want to lead.

Sleep Better: Getting the sleep your body needs can improve your mental and physical health. Inadequate sleep leaves you in a state of constant fatigue, and insomnia can exacerbate this problem, creating a vicious cycle that can be hard to escape. Meditative practices can be a solution, as they give you the tools you need to get restful, restorative sleep each and every night. These techniques can also help you fight insomnia so that you can fall asleep quickly and break the cycle of exhaustion.

Lose Weight: It may sound too good to be true, but let me explain. Meditation can actually help you to lose weight and keep it off. This is because, as previously discussed, meditative practices reduce stress and improve sleep, and both stress and fatigue can cause weight gain and difficulty controlling appetite. In addition, mindfulness and visualizations can empower you to finally reach your ideal weight and increase your physical stamina.

Achieve Your Goals: Weight loss isn’t the only goal that meditation can assist you in attaining. Whether your goals are personal or professional, visualization is a powerful tool that can increase your motivation and drive to succeed. When you have this mental toolbox in place, you will find that you have a nearly unlimited capacity for success, as your daily practice consistently renews your motivation to achieve.

Increase Self-Confidence: Have you ever watched someone who conducted themselves with such poise that they could gain the attention of everyone in the room with only their self. Meditation can actually work to help you begin to be perceived as confident and in control. Your newfound mental composure can enable you to be assertive, make new connections with ease, and feel good about the decisions you make.

Be Inspired: It’s no secret that our innate creativity is often blocked from within our own minds. For example, for a writer, this can take the form of what’s commonly known as writer’s block. In fact, nearly everyone has experienced this frustrating lack of inspiration. Mindfulness is a great way to remove our own mental blockages and tap into the creativity naturally flowing within us in order to achieve great things, whether in science, art, or another field.

Find Peace: Along with the mental clarity you gain from your mindfulness practice, you will find that you attain a state of inner peace and calm. You will gain perspective about what is most important to you, and gratitude will begin to flow through your life as you recognize the incredible opportunities you do have, in spite of any setbacks. Mindfulness brings your awareness to the richness of everything that life has to offer.

Laura Zukerman

The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By LZ

Who Needs Chakra Balancing and Why?

Who Needs Chakra Balancing? Your Chakra Energies May be out of balance. The higher consciousness, the vibrations, and the energies accelerate to release any stagnation in your body or your (being). 

However, the releasing process can be gentle or intense depending on the agenda of your soul and the degree to which you resist the process. Distortion in Space and Time: If your material 3-D awareness is constantly shifting into and out of different dimensions, it might be the sign that your Chakras need to be balanced. The effect is characterized by spatial, temporal bodily disorientation.
 This describes a situation where an individual loses track of space and time, i.e. inability to tell where and when you are. Generally, this is a temporary phenomenon and only lasts until you are able to adjust, integrate and also ground the new vibration energies.

 Aches and Pains

 Aches and pains are great signs that our energy flow is not balanced. It makes us aware of our energy flow, and more importantly, where the energy is not flowing. This is a direct feedback from the body trying to tell us what might be going on ‘in there.’ The higher consciousness, the vibrations as well as the energies tend to flow throughout the body. However, as they move to the places in the body and mind where the blocks (old stuck and stagnant energies) are held, it feels like pain and aches. This is felt in the form of headaches and flu symptoms among others. This is just a sign that your physical body is struggling to release the toxins and the negativity held inside. So, these symptoms are actually normal. The pain and ache disappear once you are done with the healing work and all the blocks are completely released. 

Dreaming and Sleeping 

The ‘dream time” is the time when most of your issues (the once accumulated over a lifetime) are processed through the subconscious mind. These dreams are at times vivid, sexual, violent, otherworldly, perverse, non-sensical, bizarre, nightmarish and at times even alien. Actually, anything your mind can imagine, it can also dream it. The catch is that your mind is only able to use the metaphors, images, and symbols that have been programmed into its “computer bank.” Although such images may not necessarily follow the past events, they are actually the best approximation of your mind’s interpretation of them. It is not really important for your conscious ego mind to waste energy trying to make sense of the details and the storyline of the events since it is just the result of the processing of the energies behind them. Sleeping is just one of many ways our conscious ego-mind copes when overwhelmed emotionally or energetically.

 The same can be said of the higher consciousness. In the process of healing, the energies and vibrations are experienced. These stir up many unresolved issues; this results in fatigue and the feeling of lethargic. During this time, the conscious ego mind (the part of your mind and energies that wants to energize and rationalize) is put on hold to sleep. This allows you to process on the deeper levels of the soul. This continues until your subconscious mind process to the point of saturation when it can take no more. At this point, the ego-mind goes on hold, and the conscious mind takes over as you wake up. 

The Exaggerated Sensitivity 

Any form of healing is associated with the tremendous amount of energy (both physical and psychic). If in the process you are subjected to additional stimulation, it is like adding fuel to the fire. It is, therefore, possible that you may experience exaggerated sensitivity to your surroundings to the extent that you become intolerant or get overwhelmed by the external stimulation of any kind. This could be music, random noise, the TV, traffic of any kind, the light (bright or multicolored), smell, touch, texture, and jarring movements among others.

It is advisable to take a break whenever feeling “fed-up.” Consider engaging in an activity that allows you to process your stuff in peace. Consider exercising at the gym, taking a walk in the park or even leisurely drive. You can also consider camping, touring a park or traveling for a holiday. Just consider something that works best for you, even if it means staying in your room to sleep. Relationship to Food As the higher consciousness, the vibrations and the energies move through your cellular biological and emotional system; there is the likelihood that issues related to your diet may arise. This includes the cellular memories of the feasts and famines.

You may find yourself fixated on emotionally charged comfort foods, experience mood swings characterized by unusual cravings and even loss of appetite. Actually, your body is just trying to adjust and balance. It is important to avoid fighting it back or even judging. In reality, processing of the higher energies is accomplished with a lot of nutritional support. This results in changes manifested through the body emotions and the mind. This is why you should be gentle with yourself. So, if you are experiencing weight gain, it may be an indicator that you are still holding on something which could be emotion, vibrational, energetic or mental. The healing steps that you must continue with include healthy diet, exercising and drinking plenty of water.

 The Worst Case Scenarios 

It is possible that you find yourself in situations that you feared the most. This is something you only thought was a nightmare. In this case, we refer to it as the worst case scenario. Let’s say you are fired, and you have no alternative, with no savings in your accounts, your car is repossessed, your spouse runs away with the kids, you lose your home to auctioneers, someone you love gets a terminal disease, you are raped, there is death in the family, or anything worse you can imagine happens.

None of the above scenarios is pretty. However, they are challenges that can face you, and if they do, you have to deal with them. Whether you come out of it stronger or weaker will depend on you. It is not something you wish to happen, but what is the way out if it does? Well, I suggest you find a better way of dealing with the situation so that you emerge stronger.

Abandoned Lost and Lonely

Have you ever had a strong feeling of not belonging somewhere? This is when you feel isolated, alienated, estranged and maybe misunderstood. You may feel like you don’t fit in your workplace, your home, community or culture. It can be even worse when you feel like you are done with life. There is nothing else left for you to accomplish other than death. This is when the thought of suicide creeps in. You need to understand that your life is not an accident in any way. In fact, you are alive for profound reasons. The completion of these reasons may take many years if not your entire lifetime. So, when it appears like life is empty and bleak, find ways to remain patient and hang on. Seek help from Chakra balancing. This is a temporary phase that shifts the moment you go deeper with the help of Chakra balancing. 

Feeling Dazed and Confused 

This is a phase in life when you feel spaced out; it may be characterized by muddled and confused speech, and difficulty in remembering things. You even feel like you are going insane and may wonder if you have some serious mental illness. Actually, it is not what you think. This spacey sensation is only an indicator that contrary to what you think, your mind is actually opening up and expanding into new and much more liberated ways of thinking, feeling and being. In fact, you are only starting to experience reality outside what is known as the box of the 3rd dimension.

This is actually a good thing, only that you are not used to it. Medically speaking, the speech and memory are all functions of the left hemisphere of the brain. This hemisphere is also associated with worldly, horizontal and linear rational thinking. However, the higher vibrational energies are likely to activate the right hemisphere more. The right hemisphere is associated with the spiritual, vertical, transcendent and irrational ‘feelings.’ When creating a balance between the left hemisphere and the right hemisphere, you are likely to experience some temporary diversion or the shift of the energies. This shifts the attention from the dominant side of the brain to a more dormant side. The memory and speech return to normal as soon as the two sides are balanced. 

Laura Zukerman

The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By LZ

Chakra Balancing Techniques

Chakra Balancing Techniques

The purpose of chakra balancing, otherwise known as chakra awakening, is to balance energy in the body. Your energies exist and function much as your physical body does. When one aspect is damaged or blocked, it can affect your emotional health as well. Chakras are focal points for your energies, starting at your head and descending down your spine.


A hands-on approach is a traditional approach to balancing chakras. It requires a detailed understanding of how the chakras relate to one another, so it’s often recommended that you go to a professional.

Emotional Freedom Technique:

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) involves tapping key energy points on your body and reciting affirmations and resolutions.


Gemstones are often used to cleanse and activate chakras. You place specific stones on each one of them and chant special mantras, known as seed sounds,


Meditation is the simplest and one of the most effective methods. It involves being in a relaxed physical state while focusing on a specific chakra. Balanced chakras can enable you to connect more easily with goals that feel right for you on a deeply emotional level.

Chakra Stones:

Chakra stones are a specific system of chakra balancing. You place a specific stone (each chakra has one) on one chakra, and you meditate.

Laura Zukerman

The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By LZ

Reality, Can you Grasp It, for real?

The term “reality” comes from the Latin word “res”, which means fact
or thing. It also pertains to the actual existence. Ultimate reality, on
the other hand, refers to those things that exist at its deepest. Your
knowledge about reality may be largely incomplete, conscious or
unconscious or highly systematic. It is structured and controls your

Your understanding of reality works as a filter and monitor incoming
sensory signals. It also undergirds what you do with your life, what
you believe in, what you think and feel and much more.
Why Do You Need to Understand Reality?

An accurate understanding of reality is vital to human being. It helps
you reconcile the diverse and conflicting claims of the secular world,
modern science and religious faith. It also integrates multiple
dimensions of your life, faith, thought and systematic framework that
will offer you with everlasting strength.

If you understand reality, you can make better choices because you
are familiar with what is real and not. You can also take away
misconceptions and false beliefs which could lead to pain,
disappointment and anxiety. Your knowledge about reality can also
provide you with a great and deep satisfaction. It will also help you
understand other people even more, thus making you more mature.

Laura Zukerman

The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By LZ

Learning the Skills for Inner Guidance

If you trust your inner guidance, it often leads you to take steps that
are on placement with who you are. After doing this, you will feel
harmony. But, there are times that you want to try new things. Even if
your inner guidance tells you to take the jump, you believe that you
lack self-confidence. Why is this the case?

In this case, you will surely ask yourself, “how do
I develop my self-confidence?”

Before you begin your inner guidance, you have to ensure that you are
in a good mood. Your mood will greatly influence this skill. It is also
best to search for a safe and quiet place where you will never be
disrupted. You also need to prepare a pencil or pen for recording key

You have to imagine how good you feel when you receive answers or
turn inward. You also need to know that the longer you drift from
yourself, the farther this may take to learn. It is also your duty to
identify that negativity from the day may require to be released as you
turn inmost.

What to Do as You Turn to Your Inner Guide?
You need to start slowly. Calm yourself and recognize that you are in
a quiet and safe atmosphere. It is also best to become aware of your
body and let yourself become comfortable and relaxed. You also need
to pay attention to the representations that your mind supplies you.
In some cases, you will know your desires from the images that your
mind provides. Then, jot down all these images for future purposes.

After Turning Your Inner Guide
Take time reading what you have written. Then, you have to apply
principles of rationality to the ideas if they are rational and healthy.
Make sure that you learn how to turn up the volume of your inner
voice. You also need to follow the good ideas that you have developed.
You can also plan to attend any workshop related to learning rational
thinking, solving your emotional problems, relaxation training,
success training, goal setting and many more. Use these workshops to
drive you to your preferred destinations.

Tips for Tapping Your Inner Guidance
There are four simple tips on how to tap your inner guidance. These
simple and effective tips include the following:

 Make Your Life Simpler – Learning inner guidance is like a
radiant light at the core of a garden. If you maintain your
garden organized and clean, you can easily find your center and
perceive the light.
 Open Up Your Space – Using garden as an example, you have to
remove all the weeds. You also need to make your space for
your inner guidance for great communication.
 Calm Your Mind – You have to remove all your worries and try
to keep calm. You will soon find out that your inner guidance
has a soft voice.
 Be Patient – During your first inner guidance, you will hear
different voices. But, you should not lose hope. You just need to
be patience and wait for it to happen.

Laura Zukerman

The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By LZ

Sacred Space, Time for Reflection

Making a room where you can reflect is not the easiest thing in the world. Well, its probably the most appropriate thing in the World, especially right now. With this pandemic going on, it gives us time to reflect and to pray and cherish the moments and people that truly matter to us. Now, if you
know the right steps and procedures, you will find it simple. Below are five ways on how to create a sacred space:

Convert a guest room or attic or just make a window seat in your
living area for self-nourishment. A space that you consider “sacred”
sets the tone for your ultimate purpose.

Hang a billowy curtain, screen and beads to emphasize the
significance of the environment as a place of privacy. This space can
be used to get inner guidance and knowledge.

You can also draw, write, paint or listen to music to set the ton or create the ambiance
and mood for prayer, meditation or contemplation, place
pillows on the floor. It would also be good to invest in a comfortable chair that
supports your back.

Arrange an altar with spiritual objects to carry the energy of
spirituality. Crystals on a table will bring energies into your sacred space immediately. In making an altar, all you need is a small table with a specific fabric.

Insightful books or soft music will also give you inspiration. You can
use this to make you feel at ease and increase your spiritual energy.

What Items to Place in a Sanctuary
There are several things you can place in a sacred place. Depending
on your choice, you can use scented candles. When burning, they can
help you concentration on meditation.

Self help books are my favorite part of my sacred space, so thats always a given.

Crystals of all kinds.

Scented candles also add a touch of aroma to your environment.
Another item that is best for sacred place is the plants. These plants
can be used to add a sweet fragrance and color to your sanctuary.

Adding desktop water also adds to your place of sacredness. It
provides the calming sounds of water and removes other noises in the
surrounding. Live fish and sounds of water also offer healing energy
for your sacred space.

Diffusors and Extracts are also perfect for setting the mood.

Types and Characteristics of Sacred Spaces
There are three distinct types of sacred spaces, and these include a
room, a location for a specific item and a location for an interruption free block of time. They share the same characteristics such as being
clutter-free, clean, quiet, and peaceful.

These sacred spaces are all easy to maintain. Therefore, it would be
easy for you to decide which type of space will meet your needs and

Importance of a Sacred Space
If you want to relieve your stress and achieve peace of mind, you have
to create your own sacred space. Imagine a messy room with noisy
kids. If you have this kind of room, do you think you can refresh your

To have a tranquil environment, you have to ensure that no one will
disturb you. While inside your room, you can experience rest and
relaxation, and with a sacred space, you can do anything you want
without any distractions.

To create the best sacred space, some people prefer to ask assistance
from experts such as an interior decorator. Take note that you don’t
need to spend a high amount of money just to transform your room
into a sacred one. By using your creativity, you can do it all alone
within a short period of time.

Laura Zukerman

The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By LZ

Remote Viewing

Remote viewing is the ability to recognize events that are happening
at a distance from you. Even if remote viewing is often associated
with psychics, it is an inborn ability that most human beings possess.
However, most people have not developed this ability.

Remote viewing has complex concepts. It is often based on
spawning applications and scientific protocols. At present, most
intelligence specialists learn remote viewing methods through
workshops and websites.

Some, on the other hand, prefer to learn this ability through
gaining information from specific people or objects known as
structures. Everyone can practice remote viewing. You just need to
maintain an open mind and keep on practicing.

This ability is unique, as it covers the intuiting or inter-dimensional experience of a certain place, person, energy, idea, emotion, abstraction, dimension, vortex, event, emotion and
activity selected by the viewer or other person involved

Steps on How to Target Remote Viewing Structures
Learning how to perform remote viewing is not too difficult.
However, it requires an accurate process and strategy for effective
results. The following are the step-by-step procedures on how to
perform remote viewing:

Step 1: Look for Quiet Place – Similar with other psychic abilities,
remote viewing requires a quiet place. With a peaceful
environment, you are more open to subtle perceptions of your
intuitive mind. To look for quiet place, make sure that you are
completely alone. Remote viewing requires deep focus. Therefore,
it is essential to pick a position that makes you feel relaxed and
comfortable. Depending on your choice, you can lie down or sit on
the floor.

Step 2: Relax Your Body – While performing remote viewing, take
a deep breath. Continue this process in a slow rhythmic process.
Always feel the air coming into your body. Visualize that the air you breathe is refreshing your body. You also need to imagine that the air is cleansing your whole body and
anxiety is leaving you with deep relaxation. Follow this step for at
least ten minutes.

Step 3: Empty Your Mind – Since your body is relaxing, you have
to push all your doubts and problems away. Also, you need to
concentrate on what you are doing. Once the thoughts still come
in, don’t be annoyed. Just focus and continue to clear your
conscious mind.

Step 4: Pick a Structure that You Prefer to View – Simply think
about the structure you wish to see. The structure can be a person,
thing or a place.

While thinking about the structure, never allow your conscious
mind to fill in any information. Let your subconscious mind
perform all the tasks. While focusing on the structure, certain
feelings and thoughts will increase in your subconscious mind. You
also need to pay attention to details such as taste, smell, shape, size
and color.

Step 5: Jot Down Your Observations – After collecting details
about the structure, open your eyes and get your notebook. You
have to record everything you feel, see and thinks.
If you can, it is best to sketch the structural parts. The main
concept is to use the information that you receive to search real
details about the structure. Once you are done, check your
accuracy. Just visit the structure to see if you are correct.
Upon following these procedures for remote viewing, it would be
easy for you to master this ability. Take note that the more you
practice, the more precise your remote viewing will be.

Laura Zukerman

The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By LZ

The Beneficial Factors to Self Discovery

Self-discovery is not a thing that happens by itself. It does not happen overnight, it takes time to build upon a foundation of reflection. However, Certain situations and factors lead us to discover ourselves. When we grow up,we have to pass through many challenges and benefactors, facing many facets to our many setbacks in our lives. These situations make you who you are.
Listed below are some situations that you may face:

Experience is the most important factor in discovering yourself.
You react in a certain way when faced with certain adversities.This is the time you
discover yourself. Even if you think in a certain way, your practical actions in that
very situation may be entirely different.

Passion is also a major way to self-discovery.
What you are truly passionate about gives an indication of who you are and what
your purpose is.

Environment is another important benefactor that plays a major role in discovering

The Environment in which you are immersed in shapes who you are. If you are in a
positive environment,you tend to discover your self as a person with a positive
outlook, and vice versa. *Negative environments immerses chaos and disorder* Surround yourself with great people.

Thus, the elements of self-discovery are transparent and in one time of your life or another, You get this incredible opportunity to discover yourself, the real you. it is important to discover yourself not only for apparent causes, but also for your internal satisfaction. Self reflection is the key to happiness. Enjoy the journey of self discovery as it will open up a whole new way of thinking for you.

Laura Zukerman

The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By LZ

The Journey of Self Discovery

The term “Self-discovery” means identifying yourself and your needs.

Self- discovery is very important. If you do not discover yourself, and know exactly what you want from life,you have no idea what you are living for.
A step to self-discovery is identifying your needs. Most people are clueless of what they

To identify your needs,you first need to take a step back and think thoroughly.
Then, when you are in a relaxed state of mind, meditate and focus on your thoughts, feelings and desires.

Have you ever wondered what your life purpose really is? What your here on this earth for? Or, who you really are?

Firstly, Self discovery is something that is a beautiful thing to achieve. When you find yourself, you find meaning to your life. Many a time, people are so judgmental of others, when they should be looking inwardly on themselves. The actions that oneself is taking, before going and blaming everyone else around them. we subconsciously judge others and not ourselves. Self assessments are recommended to help you overcome your problems and troubles you have with your self and maybe your identity about who you really are as a person. Self assessments can be made by having someone close to you help you with this. Insight is reflected upon while indulging in a self assessment.

The first step to a definite self-assessment is to be completely and without utter abandonment, being honest with yourself.

Take a good look in the mirror and take the time to study the person you see.
Describe the person you see in the mirror using up to a total of 25 adjectives.

Consider using both positive and negative adjectives.

This exercise is important because you are being honest with yourself.

Dig deep. Allow for self-discovery.
The next step is to consider your likes and dislikes
Identify the root of your likes and dislikes.
Write down the activities you love doing.

• Which books do you enjoy reading?
• What kind of people do you surround yourself with?
• What are the activities you enjoy during your free time?

For all the answers that you give, provide an explanation.
Explore the explanations in depth. Next, you must write in a journal for a week, if you want to write in it for longer, by all means go ahead! This will help you completely let out all of your emotional baggage. The actions you have been taking throughout the course of this time, that you have been working on yourself. Write down what you feel most comfortable partaking in. What makes you happy and why. This will help you find who you truly are.

Laura Zukerman

The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By LZ

Astrology and The Signs


People who were born between January 21 and February 19 have Aquarius sign. Water bearer is their sign; air is its element, and a ruling planet of Uranus. Their strengths include kindness, practicality, intelligence, friendliness, and compassionate. Their – 17 – weaknesses are being adamant, unpredictable, and dislike in making commitments.


The Pisces person is born between February 20 and March 20. Fish is its sign, water is the element, and Neptune is its ruling planet. Pisces strengths are sharp memory, disinterest in material things, intuitiveness, and empathy. The weaknesses are wistfulness, inflexibility, mood swings, and sensitive.

Aries It is the person who was born between March 21 and April 30 and its symbol is Ram while Fire is its element. Aries’ ruling planet is Mars. The key strengths of an Aries person are energetic, confident, adventurous and courageous. Being impatient, self-centered, impulsive and short-tempered are the weaknesses.

Taurus – 14 – The Taurus persons are those who were born between April 21 and May 21. The assigned symbol to Taurus is the Bull while its ruling planet is Venus and Earth is the element. Their strengths are dependability, emotional and physical strength, compassionate, reliability and loyalty. Their weaknesses include aggressiveness, dislike to face changes, stubbornness, and sensitivity.


The Gemini persons are those who were born between May 22 and June 21. Its symbol is the Twins, its ruling planet is Mercury and the element is Air. Gemini strengths are inquisitiveness, flexibility, good communication skills, and jovial. The weaknesses are restlessness, time management, selfishness and confusing personalities.


Cancer is the person who was born between June 22 and July 33. Crab is its symbol, water is the element and moon is its ruling planet. The strengths of this sign include empathy, genuine family attachment, adaptability and loyalty. Cancer weaknesses are sensitivity, indecisiveness, emotional outbursts, and moodiness.


Leo people are those who were born between July 24 and August 23. Their symbol is the Lion, Sun is the ruling planet, and Fire is the – 15 – element. Their strengths are honesty, optimism, energetic nature, kindness, loyalty and big-heartedness. Their weaknesses include egotism, dominating personality, jealousy, and possessiveness.

Virgo Persons who were between August 24 and September 23 have Virgo sign. Virgin is their symbol, Earth is the element and Mercury is its ruling planet. Their strengths include realistic, dependable, patient, sincere, perfectionist and practical. The Virgo weaknesses are being restless, too critical and lack demonstrativeness.


Libra persons were born between September 24 and October 23 and balance is their symbol. Venus is their ruling planet and Air is the element. Libra strengths are being affectionate, loving, social nature, patient, gregarious, cheerful, balance, and energetic. Their weaknesses include indulgence, overly sensitive, emotional, carelessness, and indecisiveness.


Those who were born between October 22 and November 21 have Scorpio as their sign with a Scorpion as their symbol. Water is their element and Pluto is the ruling planet. Their strengths are trustworthiness, patience, caring, mystifying, loyalty, and passionate. – 16 – Scorpio weaknesses are too egotistical, sensitive, stubbornness, and those people who are born under this sign may get jealous easily.


A Sagittarius person is born between November 23 and December 21. Archer is the symbol, fire is the element, and the ruling planet is Jupiter. Its strengths are lightheartedness, excellent communication skills, intellectualism, forthrightness, and honesty. The weaknesses include restlessness, flirtatious nature, prone to changes, and sharp tongue.


The Capricorn person was born between December 22 and January 20 with Sea Goat as the symbol. Capricorn element is Earth and Saturn is its ruling planet. The strengths are being reliable, sincere, loyal, hardworking, strong will power, and responsible. Its weaknesses are being short tempered, introvert, and slightly obstinate.

Horoscope for Week of April 10-17th, 17-24, 24-30th.

Refocus your efforts during this three-week period on a project that you’ve already started, such as your exercise program, competitive athletics or some other major physical task that still needs work, because your energy is running high and you’ve got extra stores of stamina that are coming seemingly out of nowhere. Not only are you physically primed now, you’re also very much in touch with your opinions and values, and you’re willing to talk about them in an open and animated way that won’t offend anyone — but also a way that will clearly represent who you are and what you stand for. Your assertion energies are up, too, and you have the ability to demonstrate leadership and make instant executive decisions, so if there is a business relationship you’ve wanted to further or a project you’ve been dreaming of helming, now’s the time to step up to the plate. Now’s your time to make things happen, so don’t stay home, vegging in front of the TV. Your social life could pick up now too; you’re projecting positive energy and people will probably flock to you like moths to a flame. So don’t squander the energy and drive you feel during these three weeks!

Oh, you’re a live wire this week. Funny, pointed, staggeringly accurate. You say it like you see it, without mincing words, which keeps them snickering behind their hands and repeating your jokes by the water cooler. Fortunately you’re aware enough to avoid hurting anyone, at least not too badly. You can avoid it altogether by making jokes at your own expense, because everyone can appreciate the skill that takes. Keep the humor on you, but turn your roving mind to other subjects. You’re curious enough to learn a lot, especially by following one lead after another, which can take you places you’d never expect and can help you connect things that on the surface don’t seem at all connected. Let your mind wander far and near this week; you may be surprised where you end up. Flashes of inspiration are not unusual, or the sudden expansion of certain ideas and principles you’re familiar with. Now is a good time to break through the boundaries of your mind and the confines of ‘normal’ thinking.

Your imaginative side is highly stimulated this week, and you’re motivated toward creative writing, recording your dreams and visions and articulating your spiritual beliefs. Invite yourself to meander through the meadows of your mind while this influence is strong. You’re likely to feel tender and compassionate, even sentimental. Don’t hesitate to express these feelings to those around you; you’ll be able to explain yourself in a way that others understand, and which arouses their own empathy. You may feel slightly more sensitive than usual to odors, music or other aspects of your immediate environment, and may have to take steps to alleviate your discomfort: Open (or close!) the window, turn down the stereo, take down that loud poster that’s hurting your eyes. Be gentle with yourself, drink plenty of water and don’t press yourself to stick to any one task for very long. This is not the best influence for concentration or hard work. Instead, let creativity flow without concern for the outcome. Spiritual practices, reading or writing poetry or stories, or watching movies are all worthwhile activities now — anything that gets you into the realm of fantasy and imagination.

This transit roughly coincides with the Saturn Return periods in your life, occurring in your late twenties and again in your mid-fifties. This influence helps you to make the necessary changes needed to break free of any bonds or obligations that have been holding you back in your life. All of a sudden, you’re free to move forward with your own agenda. You’re able to make changes with a minimum of disruption or upheaval. A new job, a new relationship, a new place to live your life — whatever it is, the changes will flow smoothly and naturally from one stage to the next. Your urge at this time is to make changes that will enable you to be perfectly yourself, without direction from others. You want to live your life more fully than ever before, as an authentic individual — you no longer want to be described by the groups you belong to or the relationships you’re engaged in. You want to define yourself, and solely by your own terms. This is the time to strike out on your own. Anyone or anything you bring with you is by your own choice, not out of a sense of obligation or loyalty. Therefore, the changes you make now will encourage your growth as an individual.

Laura Zukerman ❤

Owner and Founder

At The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By Laura Zukerman

Goddess on Fire

The Power to A beautiful forecast for the next few weeks april 10th-30th.

Very likely you’re feeling quite mentally alert this week, curious and able to perceive things with humor and perspective. You ask yourself and others stimulating questions that inspire all of you to think bigger, grander, outside the box. The results of this think tank may surprise all of you, and will certainly expand everyone’s perceptions and ideas, which is the ultimate purpose of this energy. Now is an excellent time to promote anything — yourself, your projects, your professional endeavors, the groups you belong to. You have a knack for knowing what to say and when to say it for maximum effect, getting others’ attention and motivating them to sign on with you. Even legal agreements and contracts are win-win situations now, and will work out positively for all parties involved. This is a good time to travel or to plan a trip for the future. Even short journeys just outside your usual environment can have big impact, so be on the lookout for day-trip opportunities, and don’t pass up the chance to take one. Enjoy this period of mental stimulation.

Fortunately you’re aware enough to avoid hurting anyone, at least not too badly. You can avoid it altogether by making jokes at your own expense, because everyone can appreciate the skill that takes. Keep the humor on you, but turn your roving mind to other subjects. You’re curious enough to learn a lot, especially by following one lead after another, which can take you places you’d never expect and can help you connect things that on the surface don’t seem at all connected. Let your mind wander far and near this week; you may be surprised where you end up. Flashes of inspiration are not unusual, or the sudden expansion of certain ideas and principles you’re familiar with. Now is a good time to break through the boundaries of your mind and the confines of ‘normal’ thinking.

Get together with friends for dinner, or go on a shopping spree — just don’t max out your credit card! You’re feeling self-indulgent now, but you do still have your wits about you regarding finances, and that’s a good thing. You don’t mind spending on items of quality, and you might find some great bargains. Regarding social or business contacts, don’t confine yourself to people you already know. This period presents the perfect vibe for connecting with someone new, whether it’s a new client at work or someone attractive and very promising out on the town. Whoever you take out to wine and dine, you’ll impress them with your indulgent attitude — ‘Only the best for my friends’ could be your motto now — but more than that, you’ll just make them feel great, and want to return the favor. Business meetings or negotiations should go really well for you this week; your magnetic energy is monetary as well as social, so you may even find yourself making a lucrative deal.

Laura Zukerman ❤

Owner and Founder At

The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By Laura Zukerman

Champion of the Earth Award Ceremony, held at The UN in 2011.

Always want more people to get included in helping the environment, this night was extremely special.

Watch highlights of the 2011 the Champions of the Earth award ceremony. This years winners are President Felipe Calderon (Mexico) for Policy Leadership; Dr. Olga Speranskaya (Russia) for Science & Innovation; Mr. Zhang Yue (China) for Entrepreneurial Vision; and Mr. Louis Palmer (Switzerland) and Ms. Angélique Kidjo (Benin) for Inspiration & Action.

Ceremony is hosted by Gisele Bundchen

Human Beings Five types *Technical Names* for Humans.

“The Five Types
¶ Science has discovered that there are five types of human beings. Discarding for a moment their technical names, they may be called the fat people, the florid people, the muscular people, the bony people and the mental people.

Each varies from the others in shape, size and structure and is recognizable at a glance by his physique or build. This is because his type is determined by the preponderance within his body of one of the five great departments or biological systems—the nutritive, the circulatory, the muscular, the bony or the nervous.

At Birth
¶ Every child is born with one of these systems more highly developed, larger and better equipped than the others.

Type Never Disappears
¶ Throughout his life this system will express itself more, be more intense and constant in its functioning than the others and no manner of training, education, environment or experience, so long as he remains in normal health, will alter the predominance of this system nor prevent its dictating his likes, dislikes and most of his reactions.”

“Effect of Eating
¶ If you do not understand why the overreaction of one bodily system should influence a man’s nature see if you can’t recall more than one occasion when a square meal made a decided difference in your disposition within the space of thirty minutes.

If one good meal has the power to alter so completely our personalities temporarily, is it then any wonder that constant overfeeding causes everybody to love a fat man? For the fat man is habitually and chronically in that beatific state which comes from over-eating.”

Laura Zukerman ❤

Owner and Founder

At The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir by Laura Zukerman

Goddess on Fire ❤

How do High Achievers do it?

Would you like to..SKY ROCKET Your MEMORY, BOOST IQ, INCREASING YOUR THINKING SPEED.. mental clarity, sharpening your mind, working on your communication skills, intellect.. you can do it too. Humans use only 10 percent of there brain power. However scientists are debunking this idea. Bob Doyle from the amazing book the secret is hear to teach you how to do this as well! There is no way to control how much you can consciously tap into your brain power at any given time. When your sleeping it is less then 10 percent, however we aren’t 100 percent sure that we are only using 10 percent of the brains power at any given time. What if you could activate your brain power at any given time you wanted. A way to automatically and drastically change this.

See, to change this at a core level, you need to rewrite your internal hard drive. You need to rebuild those deeper neural foundations. You even need to change your inner beliefs. Your instinctual or gut reaction is usually one of genius, so never think twice about that. This sense of deep positive change can not be changed with reading books and endless studying, or other surface level fixes. There is only one way to rework and reboot the system of rewiring the brain. It is a time tested and proven method that allows you to go deep within. This is so you can rewire your inner beliefs in a way that works in your favor and not against.

Its a highly specialized neuro technique. This is guaranteed to make you achieve what right now may seem impossible. Its a way you can almost instantly gain genius level brain power. Boost in intellect? Or totally exploit your unlimited capabilities. This is called Progressive Therapeutic Hypnosis!

Hypnosis is 100 percent effective and safe and you can do it from home!!

Now Get to it!

Laura Zukerman

The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By Laura Zukerman

Becoming Your Inner Goddess

Goddess on Fire

Altered States of Consciousness without drugs

“Although the use of psychoactive drugs can easily and profoundly change our experience of consciousness, we can also—and often more safely—alter our consciousness without drugs. These altered states of consciousness are sometimes the result of simple and safe activities, such as sleeping, watching television, exercising, or working on a task that intrigues us. In this section we consider the changes in consciousness that occur through hypnosis, sensory deprivation, and meditation, as well as through other non-drug-induced mechanisms.

“Changing Behavior Through Suggestion: The Power of Hypnosis

Franz Anton Mesmer (1734–1815) was an Austrian doctor who believed that all living bodies were filled with magnetic energy. In his practice, Mesmer passed magnets over the bodies of his patients while telling them their physical and psychological problems would disappear. The patients frequently lapsed into a trancelike state (they were said to be “mesmerized”) and reported feeling better when they awoke (Hammond, 2008). [1]

Although subsequent research testing the effectiveness of Mesmer’s techniques did not find any long-lasting improvements in his patients, the idea that people’s experiences and behaviors could be changed through the power of suggestion has remained important in psychology. James Braid, a Scottish physician, coined the term hypnosis in 1843, basing it on the Greek word for sleep (Callahan, 1997). [2]

“Hypnosis is a trance-like state of consciousness, usually induced by a procedure known as hypnotic induction, which consists of heightened suggestibility, deep relaxation, and intense focus (Nash & Barnier, 2008). [3] Hypnosis became famous in part through its use by Sigmund Freud in an attempt to make unconscious desires and emotions conscious and thus able to be considered and confronted (Baker & Nash, 2008). [4]

Because hypnosis is based on the power of suggestion, and because some people are more suggestible than others, these people are more easily hypnotized. Hilgard (1965) [5] found that about 20% of the participants he tested were entirely unsusceptible to hypnosis, whereas about 15% were highly responsive to it. The best participants for hypnosis are people who are willing or eager to be hypnotized, who are able to focus their attention and block out peripheral awareness, who are open to new experiences, and who are capable of fantasy (Spiegel, Greenleaf, & Spiegel, 2005). [6]

“People who want to become hypnotized are motivated to be good subjects, to be open to suggestions by the hypnotist, and to fulfill the role of a hypnotized person as they perceive it (Spanos, 1991). [7] The hypnotized state results from a combination of conformity, relaxation, obedience, and suggestion (Fassler, Lynn, & Knox, 2008). [8] This does not necessarily indicate that hypnotized people are “faking” or lying about being hypnotized. Kinnunen, Zamansky, and Block (1994) [9] ”

“used measures of skin conductance (which indicates emotional response by measuring perspiration, and therefore renders it a reliable indicator of deception) to test whether hypnotized people were lying about having been hypnotized. Their results suggested that almost 90% of their supposedly hypnotized subjects truly believed that they had been hypnotized.

“One common misconception about hypnosis is that the hypnotist is able to “take control” of hypnotized patients and thus can command them to engage in behaviors against their will. Although hypnotized people are suggestible (Jamieson & Hasegawa, 2007), [10] they nevertheless retain awareness and control of their behavior and are able to refuse to comply with the hypnotist’s suggestions if they so choose (Kirsch & Braffman, 2001). [11] In fact, people who have not been hypnotized are often just as suggestible as those who have been (Orne & Evans, 1965). [12]

“Another common belief is that hypnotists can lead people to forget the things that happened to them while they were hypnotized. Hilgard and Cooper (1965)[13] investigated this question and found that they could lead people who were very highly susceptible through hypnosis to show at least some signs of posthypnotic amnesia (e.g., forgetting where they had learned information that had been told to them while they were under hypnosis), but that this effect was not strong or common.

“Some hypnotists have tried to use hypnosis to help people remember events, such as childhood experiences or details of crime scenes, that they have forgotten or repressed. The idea is that some memories have been stored but can no longer be retrieved, and that hypnosis can aid in the retrieval process. But research finds that this is not successful: People who are hypnotized and then asked to relive their childhood act like children, but they do not accurately recall the things that occurred to them in their own childhood (Silverman & Retzlaff, 1986). [14] Furthermore, the suggestibility produced through hypnosis may lead people to erroneously recall experiences that they did not have (Newman & Baumeister, 1996). [15] Many states and jurisdictions have therefore banned the use of hypnosis in criminal trials because the “evidence” recovered through hypnosis is likely to be fabricated and inaccurate.

“Hypnosis is also frequently used to attempt to change unwanted behaviors, such as to reduce smoking, overeating, and alcohol abuse. The effectiveness of hypnosis in these areas is controversial, although at least some successes have been reported. Kirsch, Montgomery, and Sapirstein (1995) [16] found that that adding hypnosis to other forms of therapies increased the effectiveness of the treatment, and Elkins and Perfect (2008) [17] reported that hypnosis was useful in helping people stop smoking. Hypnosis is also effective in improving the experiences of patients who are experiencing anxiety disorders, such as PTSD (Cardena, 2000; Montgomery, David, Winkel, Silverstein, & Bovbjerg, 2002),[18] and for reducing pain (Montgomery, DuHamel, & Redd, 2000; Paterson & Jensen, 2003). [19]

Love ❤️

Laura Zukerman

Owner and Founder

At The Goddess Bibles, A Memoir

Altering Consciousness

“A psychoactive drug is a chemical that changes our states of consciousness, and particularly our perceptions and moods. These drugs are commonly found in everyday foods and beverages, including chocolate, coffee, and soft drinks, as well as in alcohol and in over-the-counter drugs, such as aspirin, Tylenol, and cold and cough medication. Psychoactive drugs are also frequently prescribed as sleeping pills, tranquilizers, and antianxiety medications, and they may be taken, illegally, for recreational purposes. As you can see in Table 5.1 “Psychoactive Drugs by Class”, the four primary classes of psychoactive drugs are stimulants, depressants, opioids, and hallucinogens.

“Psychoactive drugs affect consciousness by influencing how neurotransmitters operate at the synapses of the central nervous system (CNS). Some psychoactive drugs are agonists, which mimic the operation of a neurotransmitter; some are antagonists, which block the action of a neurotransmitter; and some work by blocking the reuptake of neurotransmitters at the synapse.

In some cases the effects of psychoactive drugs mimic other naturally occurring states of consciousness. For instance, sleeping pills are prescribed to create drowsiness, and benzodiazepines are prescribed to create a state of relaxation. In other cases psychoactive drugs are taken for recreational purposes with the goal of creating states of consciousness that are pleasurable or that help us escape our normal consciousness.

“The use of psychoactive drugs, and especially those that are used illegally, has the potential to create very negative side effects (Table 5.1 “Psychoactive Drugs by Class”). This does not mean that all drugs are dangerous, but rather that all drugs can be dangerous, particularly if they are used regularly over long periods of time. Psychoactive drugs create negative effects not so much through their initial use but through the continued use, accompanied by increasing doses, that ultimately may lead to drug abuse.

“The problem is that many drugs create tolerance: an increase in the dose required to produce the same effect, which makes it necessary for the user to increase the dosage or the number of times per day that the drug is taken. As the use of the drug increases, the user may developa dependence, defined as a need to use a drug or other substance regularly.

Dependence can be psychological, in which the drug is desired and has become part of the everyday life of the user, but no serious physical effects result if the drug is not obtained; or physical, in which serious physical and mental effects appear when the drug is withdrawn. Cigarette smokers who try to quit, for example, experience physical withdrawal symptoms, such as becoming tired and irritable, as well as extreme psychological cravings to enjoy a cigarette in particular situations, such as after a meal or when they are with friends.

“Users may wish to stop using the drug, but when they reduce their dosage they experience withdrawal—negative experiences that accompany reducing or stopping drug use, including physical pain and other symptoms. When the user powerfully craves the drug and is driven to seek it out, over and over again, no matter what the physical, social, financial, and legal cost, we say that he or she has developed an addiction to the drug.

“It is a common belief that addiction is an overwhelming, irresistibly powerful force, and that withdrawal from drugs is always an unbearably painful experience. But the reality is more complicated and in many cases less extreme. For one, even drugs that we do not generally think of as being addictive, such as caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol, can be very difficult to quit using, at least for some people. On the other hand, drugs that are normally associated with addiction, including amphetamines, cocaine, and heroin, do not immediately create addiction in their users. Even for a highly addictive drug like cocaine, only about 15% of users become addicted (Robinson & Berridge, 2003; Wagner & Anthony, 2002).

”Furthermore, the rate of addiction is lower for those who are taking drugs for medical reasons than for those who are using drugs recreationally. Patients who have become physically dependent on morphine administered during the course of medical treatment for a painful injury or disease are able to be rapidly weaned off the drug afterward, without becoming addicts. Robins, Davis, and Goodwin (1974) [2] found that the majority of soldiers who had become addicted to morphine while overseas were quickly able to stop using after returning home.

“This does not mean that using recreational drugs is not dangerous. For people who do become addicted to drugs, the success rate of recovery is low. These drugs are generally illegal and carry with them potential criminal consequences if one is caught and arrested. Drugs that are smoked may produce throat and lung cancers and other problems. Snorting (“sniffing”) drugs can lead to a loss of the sense of smell, nosebleeds, difficulty in swallowing, hoarseness, and chronic runny nose. Injecting drugs intravenously carries with it the risk of contracting infections such as hepatitis and HIV. Furthermore, the quality and contents of illegal drugs are generally unknown, and the doses can vary substantially from purchase to purchase. The drugs may also contain toxic chemicals.

Love ❤️

Laura Zukerman

The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By Laura Zukerman

The study of consciousness

“Consciousness is defined as our subjective awareness of ourselves and our environment (Koch, 2004). [4] The experience of consciousness is fundamental to human nature. We all know what it means to be conscious, and we assume (although we can never be sure) that other human beings experience their consciousness similarly to how we experience ours.

The study of consciousness has long been important to psychologists and plays a role in many important psychological theories. For instance, Sigmund Freud’s personality theories differentiated between the unconscious and the conscious aspects of behavior, and present-day psychologists distinguish between automatic (unconscious) and controlled (conscious) behaviors and between implicit (unconscious) and explicit (conscious) memory (Petty, Wegener, Chaiken, & Trope, 1999; Shanks, 2005). [5]

“Some philosophers and religious practices argue that the mind (or soul) and the body are separate entities. For instance, the French philosopher René Descartes (1596–1650) was a proponentof dualism, the idea that the mind, a nonmaterial entity, is separate from (although connected to) the physical body. In contrast to the dualists, psychologists believe that consciousness (and thus the mind) exists in the brain, not separate from it. In fact, psychologists believe that consciousness is the result of the activity of the many neural connections in the brain, and that we experience different states of consciousness depending on what our brain is currently doing (Dennett, 1991; Koch & Greenfield, 2007). [6]

“The study of consciousness is also important to the fundamental psychological question regarding the presence of free will. Although we may understand and believe that some of our behaviors are caused by forces that are outside our awareness (i.e., unconscious), we nevertheless believe that we have control over, and are aware that we are engaging in, most of our behaviors. To discover that we, or even someone else, has engaged in a complex behavior, such as driving in a car and causing severe harm to others, without being at all conscious of one’s actions, is so unusual as to be shocking. And yet psychologists are increasingly certain that a great deal of our behavior is caused by processes of which we are unaware and over which we have little or no control (Libet, 1999; Wegner, 2003). [7]

“Our experience of consciousness is functional because we use it to guide and control our behavior, and to think logically about problems (DeWall, Baumeister, & Masicampo,2008). [8] Consciousness allows us to plan activities and to monitor our progress toward the goals we set for ourselves. And consciousness is fundamental to our sense of morality—we believe that we have the free will to perform moral actions while avoiding immoral behaviors.

But in some cases consciousness may become aversive, for instance when we become aware that we are not living up to our own goals or expectations, or when we believe that other people perceive us negatively. In these cases we may engage in behaviors that help us escape from consciousness, for example through the use of alcohol or other psychoactive drugs (Baumeister, 1998). [9]

“Because the brain varies in its current level and type of activity, consciousness is transitory. If we drink too much coffee or beer, the caffeine or alcohol influences the activity in our brain, and our consciousness may change. When we are anesthetized before an operation or experience a concussion after a knock on the head, we may lose consciousness entirely as a result of changes in brain activity. We also lose consciousness when we sleep, and it is with this altered state of consciousness that we begin our chapter.

Love ❤️

Laura Zukerman

The Goddess Bibles

Sensory experiences

“Humans possess powerful sensory capacities that allow us to sense the kaleidoscope of sights, sounds, smells, and tastes that surround us. Our eyes detect light energy and our ears pick up sound waves. Our skin senses touch, pressure, hot, and cold. Our tongues react to the molecules of the foods we eat, and our noses detect scents in the air. The human perceptual system is wired for accuracy, and people are exceedingly good at making use of the wide variety of information available to them (Stoffregen & Bardy, 2001). [1]
In many ways our senses are quite remarkable. The human eye can detect the equivalent of a single candle flame burning 30 miles away and can distinguish among more than 300,000 different colors. The human ear can detect sounds as low as 20 hertz (vibrations per second) and as high as 20,000 hertz, and it can hear the tick of a clock about 20 feet away in a quiet room. We can taste a teaspoon of sugar dissolved in 2 gallons of water, and we are able to smell one drop of perfume diffused in a three-room apartment. We can feel the wing of a bee on our cheek dropping from a centimeter above.

“Although there is much that we do sense, there is even more that we do not. Dogs, bats, whales, and some rodents all have much better hearing than we do, and many animals have a far richer sense of smell. Birds are able to see the ultraviolet light that we cannot (see Figure 4.3 “Ultraviolet Light and Bird Vision”) and can also sense the pull of the earth’s magnetic field. Cats have an extremely sensitive and sophisticated sense of touch, and they are able to navigate in complete darkness using their whiskers. The fact that different organisms have different sensations is part of their evolutionary adaptation. Each species is adapted to sensing the things that are most important to them, while being blissfully unaware of the things that don’t matter.

The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By Laura Zukerman

Bad Day Anxieties

During those times you get knocked off the horse, it may take a few days for you to recover and gain some confidence back. The worst thing to do here is stop pushing. As soon as you’re ready, go back out and try again; and even though it may feel like you’ve been sent right back to the beginning, you’ll quickly realise all the progress you made is still there. Sure, you may want to dabble in a few of your baby steps again just to get going, but this time you’ll sail through them because you already did them so often that they no longer trigger overly bad responses. You may even skip your very first baby steps because they seem so redundant now, and by the end of the day or a couple of days you’ll be right back to where you were before and ready to push on again.”

“In truth, those bad days aren’t necessarily even that bad. When you’re focused on moving forward, a bad moment becomes just an annoying setback rather than a defining part of you. Let’s say you’ve been pushing for a few days and then you suddenly get hit by a big moment. It might wipe you out for a week and you just want to relax and recoup for a bit (my own moments always used to wipe me out for a week when I first started). That’s fine as long as you get back on the horse again once you’re ready. Sooner or later, these bad moments will set you back only a few days before you’re ready to go again; then it’ll be one day; then it’ll be a few hours; and eventually you may suffer a moment, need to sit down somewhere quiet to recover for a second, and then once it passes you’ll feel ready to go again straight away, mere minutes later.”

The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By Laura Zukerman

Psychology As A Science

“Despite the differences in their interests, areas of study, and approaches, all psychologists have one thing in common: They rely on scientific methods. Research psychologists use scientific methods to create new knowledge about the causes of behavior, whereas psychologist- practitioners, such as clinical, counseling, industrial-organizational, and school psychologists, use existing research to enhance the everyday life of others. The science of psychology is important for both researchers and practitioners.
In a sense all humans are scientists. We all have an interest in asking and answering questions about our world. We want to know why things happen, when and if they are likely to happen again, and how to reproduce or change them. Such knowledge enables us to predict our own behavior and that of others. We may even collect data (i.e., any information collected through formal observation or measurement) to aid us in this undertaking. It has been argued that people are “everyday scientists” who conduct research projects to answer questions about behavior (Nisbett & Ross, 1980).

“Levels of Explanation in Psychology
The study of psychology spans many different topics at many different levels of explanation, which are the perspectives that are used to understand behavior. Lower levels of explanation are more closely tied to biological influences, such as genes, neurons, neurotransmitters, and hormones, whereas the middle levels of explanation refer to the abilities and characteristics of individual people, and the highest levels of explanation relate to social groups, organizations, and cultures (Cacioppo, Berntson, Sheridan, & McClintock, 2000). [7]

“The same topic can be studied within psychology at different levels of explanation, as shownin Figure 1.3 “Levels of Explanation”. For instance, the psychological disorder known as depression affects millions of people worldwide and is known to be caused by biological, social, and cultural factors. Studying and helping alleviate depression can be accomplished at low levels of explanation by investigating how chemicals in the brain influence the experience of depression. This approach has allowed psychologists to develop and prescribe drugs, such as Prozac, which may decrease depression in many individuals (Williams, Simpson, Simpson, & Nahas, 2009). ”

“At the middle levels of explanation, psychological therapy is directed at helping individuals cope with negative life experiences that may cause depression. And at the highest level, psychologists study differences in the prevalence of depression between men and women and across cultures. The occurrence of psychological disorders, including depression, is substantially higher for women than for men, and it is also higher in Western cultures, such as in the United States, Canada, and Europe, than in Eastern cultures, such as in India, China, and Japan (Chen, Wang, Poland, & Lin, 2009; Seedat et al., 2009). [9] These sex and cultural differences provide insight into the factors that cause depression. The study of depression in psychology helps remind us that no one level of explanation can explain everything. All levels of explanation, from biological to personal to cultural, are essential for a better understanding of human behavior.”

The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By Laura Zukerman

Thoughts Have Physical Power

“Thoughts do have physical power, but they must be combined with strong emotion for them to have a significant impact on your physical reality. Emotion amplifies the frequency that is broadcast into the universe, and thus creates change more rapidly. Think of it like a magnet. The stronger the emotion, the stronger the magnet. You have the choice of whether you want this magnet to attract positive situations or negative ones. It is all determined by the nature of your thoughts. Your goal should be to think extremely positive thoughts that create positive emotions. Now that you have somewhat of an understanding of the science behind the law of attraction, let me explain it in more practical terms.”

“When you think positive thoughts, you feel good. When you feel good, you have more energy, are more forward-thinking, have more confidence in your abilities, and naturally take more action towards your goals. A negative mindset will never serve you, because it will prevent you from taking any action towards your goals. If you want to live all your wildest dreams and achieve everything you are capable of achieving, then you must learn to think in a positive, optimistic manner 100% of the time. This means that you must believe that it is possible to achieve greater things. You must not view anyone as above you. You must see yourself as the greatest. Always remember that you are powerful beyond measure.”

“Some people think that it’s arrogant to think so highly of yourself and that it’s more virtuous to be humble, but who says you can’t do both? Just because you have unfailing belief in yourself doesn’t mean that you have to flaunt it and tell the world how great you are. Your positive attitude will show through your actions, and others will know how great you are just by the way you carry yourself. Never let anyone convince you that it’s okay to stoop to the level of others. Successful people never remain amongst the “common thinkers.” Successful people believe that they can achieve absolutely anything, and that is what sets them apart. Think like a successful person, and you will have no choice but to become successful.”

The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By Laura Zukerman

Consciousness and the two Concepts of Mind and Soul

“Consciousness is the personal awareness of the functioning of the internal control mechanism. It fulfils a dual role; it confirms the existence of the Soul and it provides feedback of how well human behaviour conforms to the dictates of the internal control mechanism. This feedback may cause feelings ranging from extreme happiness to the deepest disappointment and unhappiness depending on the level of conformance of the human actions to the dictates of the Soul. Without Consciousness one would not be aware of the functioning or existence of the Soul!

With the definition of basic concepts completed, let us examine in greater detail the overall interaction and the outcomes resulting from the co-operation between these various elements of human existence.”

“The two concepts of “Mind” and “Soul” in conjunction with the human body determine how the behaviour of an individual appears or manifests itself to other people. The Mind representing the imagination, creativity and the individual’s internal energy, enjoys, in theory, every possible freedom; unrestricted extent to imagine, design and contemplate anything and everything it desires! In principle, there is no shred of evidence that a physical or metaphysical power exists with the capability to limit the extent of this inherent natural right to freedom. Yet as it will soon be seen, human inventiveness has found ways and methods to influence the exercising of this freedom in such a way as to be equivalent to applying restrictions to its expression.”

“It is clear from the definition that the Mind on its own does not posses the capability to implement or transform its creations, imaginations and designs into reality. The actual transformation and interface with the environment, is undertaken by the physical housing of the human existence which is none other than the human body. If therefore the body had the freedom and power to act as per the demands of the Mind then the whole planet would have been similar to an ancient Roman arena and everyone would have been in conflict with everyone else because with all people having more or less similar wants, desires and objectives the resultant confusion, destruction and in-fighting would have been beyond description.”

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The Human Soul

“The human Soul: It is the internal control mechanism consisting of a collection of rules and regulations which define the limits within which human behaviour should stay in order to conform to the requirements of interaction with other human beings and the environment in general. It can be considered as a sort of adjudicator of the suitability of activities proposed by the Mind. As stated earlier, the Soul has only an advisory role and its function is restricted to filtering proposals from the Mind by checking them against the framework of rules and regulations which have been accepted by the individual as representing the laws and references according to which the individual wants to adjust his or her behaviour. In other words, that which is called personality or character of an individual is the result of the public demonstration of the internal set of references comprising the individual’s Soul. That is why sometimes one may hear the saying” this person has no Soul” referring to a person who behaves outside of the acceptable norms of the society in which one belongs. The importance of the Soul in the expression of human behaviour is vital and critical. If for whatever reason the references used by the Soul are corrupted or false, or the link of communication between the Soul and the Mind is severed, then human behaviour will be either uncontrolled or will present serious deviation from the generally acceptable behaviour. In the discussion which follows in later chapters of this book, the organisation of references and the integrity of the Soul will be examined in greater detail. The last concept which needs to be defined is the one commonly known as “Consciousness”

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The Human Mind

“The human Mind- Many times people confuse the words “mind “and “brain” and use them in an interchangeable manner which strictly speaking is not correct. The brain is a physical organ which carries out specific processes under a fixed regime of rules producing outcomes based on the data it receives from the body sensors. But the brain is not capable of determining, on its own, either the task to be performed or the purpose which will be served by such performance. This is where the concept of human Mind enters the discussion. In simple terms one could think of the Mind as being the combination of a physical entity, the brain and the entity commonly referred to as human Spirit. This Spirit is the internal energy and driving force behind one’s creativity and imagination. It enjoys every possible freedom to direct the brain’s tasks towards imagining, conceptualizing, designing and creating anything which is within the limits of “logic” and the limits of “possibility”. One will be correct in considering the Spirit to be the motivator and initiator of every single human activity, thought or imagination. Utilising the capability of the brain, the wants, desires or designs of the Spirit are processed in a logical sequence and they are transformed, if possible, into tangible and defined outcomes. It is obvious that without either the brain or the Spirit the Mind has no meaning, or substance. A brain on its own cannot produce any outcomes because it lacks the energy and the motivation which can only be provided by the Spirit. Similarly the Spirit on its own is unable to logically process any sort of data or input because it lacks the processing capability. But these two elements together form a completely functioning unit which in the final analysis provides the distinction between higher and lower forms of life, with the differentiating characteristic being that of “reasoning” and “creating”. It is important to remember that as far as the internal processes are concerned they are hidden from any outside observer and the only one aware of their existence and outcomes is the person whose Mind produced these outcomes. In turn, the Mind on its own is incapable of communicating anything to the outside world and therefore it is in need of two things; the first one is the assistance of the physical body, which is the interface between the human being and its environment; the second thing needed is a control mechanism which regulates and adjusts human behaviour so that it conforms to the the rules and requirements of the particular environment. It must be pointed out that this control mechanism acts in an advisory capacity to the Mind and it does not posses a direct link to any functions of the human body. It is generally referred to as the human Soul”

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Ambition and Type

¶ Now what is it that causes some to have ambition and others to lack it?

Your ambitions take the form determined by your predominating physiological system. For instance, in every great singer the Thoracic has been present either as the first or second element.

The effect of the physical upon our talents is no more marked anywhere than here. For it is his unusual lung power, his high chest, the sounding boards in his nose section and his superior vocal cords that make the real foundation of every singer’s fame. These physiological conditions are found in extreme degree only in persons of thoracic tendencies.

It was the great lung-power of Caruso that made him a great singer. It was his remarkable heart-power that brought him through an illness in February, 1921, when every newspaper in the world carried on its front page the positive statement that he could not live another day. That he lived for six months afterward was due chiefly to his remarkable heart.

The nature resulting from a large heart and large lungs is one distinctly different from all others—in short, the Thoracic nature.

“The Best Dressed
¶ The best dressed man and the best dressed woman in your town belong predominantly to this type. This is no accident. The Thoracics, being possessed of acute eye senses, are more sensitive to color and line than any other type. These are the foundations of “style” and artistic grooming.

Clothes Can Unmake the Man
¶ Being desirous of the approval of others and realizing that though clothes do not make the man they can unmake him, this type looks to his laurels on this point.

Because clothes determine the first impressions we make upon strangers and because that impression is difficult to change, clothes are of vast importance in this maze of human relationships.

The Thoracic is more sensitive to the attitude of others because their attitude is more vital to his self-expression. He senses from childhood the bearing that clothes have for or against him in the opinion of others and how they can aid him to express his personality.”

“The Glass of Fashion
¶ The Thoracic therefore often becomes “the glass of fashion and the mold of form.” His consciousness of himself is so keen that, even when alone, he prefers those things in dress which are at once fine, fancy and fashionable.

Some types are indifferent to clothes, some ignorant of clothes and some defiant in their clothes but the Thoracic always has a keen sense of fitness in the matter of apparel.

Distinction in Dress
¶ The distinctive dresser is one who essays the extremely fashionable, the “last moment” touch. He is always a step or two ahead of the times. His ties, handbags, handkerchiefs and stick pins are “up to the minute.” Such a man or woman invariably has a large thoracic development and is well repaid by the public for his pains.

Dress the Universal Language
¶ The public looks more eagerly than we suppose to changes in styles and fads. It gives, in spite of itself, instantaneous admiration of a sort to those who follow the dictates of fashion. This being one of the quickest roads to adulation, it is often utilized by this type.”

“The Newest in Hairdressing
¶ The latest thing in coiffures is always known by the Thoracic woman. And because she is, more often than any other type, a beautiful woman she can wear her hair in almost any style and find it becoming.

So when puffs were the thing this type of woman not only wore puffs but the most extreme and numerous puffs. When the “sticking-to-the-face” style was in vogue she bought much bandoline and essayed the sleekest and shiniest head of all. When the ear-bun raged she changed those same paper-like curls over night into veritable young sofa cushions.”

“Always on “Dress Parade”
¶ With intent to keep the spotlight on himself the Thoracic is always on dress parade. He is vividly aware of himself; he knows what kind of picture he is making. He is seldom “self-conscious,” in the sense of being timid. When he does happen to be timid he suffers, by reason of his greater desire for approval, more acutely than any other type.”

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Breathing is a necessity in life

“Do you know that a great many of us do not actually breathe properly? It is one of the most important elements of life, otherwise, without the breath, we cannot live.
Breathing may be an automatic function and a vital one, why then do we spend so much of our time shallow breathing? When we breathe in an unmindful way, we often fail to fill our lungs fully as we only using the upper part, but like anything, our lungs must be worked. Shallow breathing limits the range of motion of the diaphragm, and this can make you feel anxious and, as if you do not have sufficient breath.

We need oxygen for every single cell in the body. Inhalation and exhalation impact the heart and lungs but also, is essential for energy production. Your body’s tissues and organs are made up of cells, and they must receive the right nutrients and oxygen to function correctly.”

“How often do we pay attention to how we breathe? We don’t really, until we succumb to colds or chest infections. There’s little attention paid to our respiratory system. It’s only when you struggle to breathe that you realize just how important it is. If you consider that your nose, windpipe, lungs, circulatory system and the muscles all provide the vital role of transporting those all-important breaths that you take, each part of the body’s systems are inter-linked, but without breath, the body fails to exist.

Dr. Herbert Benson wrote about controlled breathing in his book The Relaxation Response which discussed the oxygen exchange i.e. oxygen being inhaled while carbon dioxide is released. He stated that by controlling breathing, it centers the parasympathetic nervous system which counteracts the body’s fight or flight response. So, this means that by focusing on the breath, it’s possible to de-stress and to manage any anxieties (and anxiousness equates to shallow, rapid breaths). But it also increased brain growth and lowered blood pressure and heart rate. Research endorses this argument and so, yes, focus, breathe correctly, and be healthy.”

“Our breathing is either:
Thoracic or diaphragmatic
Interrupted or continuous
Irregular or rhythmical

Paying attention to how you breathe is important, but it’s also relevant to consider that your breathing is affected by your emotional or physical well-being. Think back to a time when you were angry, fearful or sad, these emotions would have affected your breathing. As you try to recall the memory, tune into the physicality’s of the moment. What was your breathing like? It’s important for you to determine if you have emotional triggers which will interrupt the natural process of breathing. Awareness is key because you can then re-train automatic responses, breathing correctly while improving your health.”

“Have a go at monitoring your breathing for a while and notice if you are guilty of shallow breathing all the time. It’s easy to correct so don’t worry if you do this. It’s very easy to fit some techniques into your daily life and, if you feel anxious at any point or fearful, know that when you focus on your breathing, you can reduce this feeling. The breath has such a calming effect. When I’ve been fraught with tension and have been worrying like mad about things, I found that by taking slow, deep breaths and focusing on the inhalation and exhalation, it really works. If you tune into the breath and focus, you can’t worry about anything else.
There are so many symptoms associated with anxiety and these include:

Feeling faint
Racing heartbeat
Feeling lightheaded
Chest pains”

“We’ve already discussed the connection between the mind and the body and so, it won’t surprise you to know that if you start feeling anxious, it’s possible to experience severe physical reactions. It’s true to say that some people are even hospitalized because they feel they might be having a heart attack. Many symptoms occur through shallow breathing. In fact, anxiety and shallow breathing go hand in hand. This is because the individual takes in only small breaths during any anxiety attack instead of breathing all the way to the bottom of their lungs. Shallow breathing may not be dangerous as such, but you can bet that it’s not good for you.

With shallow breathing, there’s often a need to take deeper breaths, simply because you are not getting in sufficient oxygen levels.
Have you ever noticed that people start yawning to compensate on a subconscious level? It is the easy way to obtain sufficient oxygen and promote healing from within. Take 3 or 4 deep breaths and then go back to breathing normally, just do this more often that’s all.

“Feelings of anxiety promote the activation of our body’s fight or flight system. By its design, it is meant to keep you from safe from any danger. So, if you are faced with a dangerous situation, your heartbeat naturally speeds up, and you start to breathe faster, so to get more oxygen in your system ready for either fighting or fleeing from the situation. This, of course, makes sense.

But anyone who suffers from anxiety is probably not facing any actual danger but the body still reacts exactly as if they are.
Of course, we all suffer from moments of anxiousness from time to time. Our errant thoughts can run astray and make us hypersensitive as to all the numerous things that could go wrong in life, and don’t we always think the worst? Left unchecked, this can develop into some sort of anxiety disorder, and you don’t want that.”

“When this happens, your body consistently starts to release adrenaline, behaving as if you are in a terrifying and life-threatening situation. The chances are you are not in a life-threatening situation, but your stress response activates anyway. You will breathe more rapidly but shallowly. In a panic attack, the individual can end up hyperventilating. Let’s dismiss one myth here when you breathe shallowly, it does not mean that you need to increase your oxygen levels. Actually, it is the opposite. It means that you are over-breathing, shallow rapid breaths and exhaling carbon dioxide far too quickly before your body can make more.
Let’s consider the importance of breathing correctly. Inhale, and oxygen levels increase. But carbon dioxide actually takes time to develop and so, when the breath is shallow, you emit more CO2 than your body creates. It is this that will eventually lead to hyperventilation.

Now, as you hyperventilate, your body feels as if it is not getting sufficient levels of oxygen. Therefore, you start to take even more quick breaths in as you’ll feel panicky and of course, this makes it worse.
Hyperventilation will lead to other side-effects including:

Feeling weak
Tingling sensation Feeling feint
Increased heartbeat
Chest pains
Aches and pains
Reduced mental clarity.

Surprisingly, shallow breathing is one of the most important things to control, and if you can understand how shallow breathing is connected to anxiety, it makes it so much easier to deal with it.

Slow breathing
You may not want to slow your breathing down during an anxiety attack, but it is important to fight the urge to take deep, fast breaths but instead, just to slow down the breathing cycle. To do so, focus on your breathing and make each breath deliberate. Counting can help, and you should inhale for 5 seconds, hold the breath for 2 seconds and then, slowly breathe out for an extended period, for 6 to 7 seconds.”

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Anxiety and Stress

“Some people seem to find it easier to cope in life, have you ever wondered why? I found myself doing just this. My findings were surprising. Research led by Harvard University, the University of Oregon and the University of Texas revealed that very effective leaders all share a similar mindset but, not just this, they also share similar hormone levels. The more powerful the leader, the higher the levels of testosterone.

This simply means that those with higher levels of testosterone are naturally primed to be more assertive, relaxed and confident. They will be less reactive to stressors and be able to handle the bombardment of pressure quite well. In addition, there’s one physical cue which impacts both hormones and that’s body language. So, if you can improve your body language, you will naturally increase testosterone while decreasing cortisone levels and this means, less stress but more confidence.

This leads me directly into power body poses.
Power poses are intriguing. Amy Cuddy is a researcher based at Harvard University and she and her team have identified that different body positions equate to high power or low power poses. High power poses tend to be open and relaxed while low power poses will be closed off and guarded.

“They studied the impact of these poses in a research study on 42 students. Saliva was taken from each of them and cortisone levels and testosterone levels were then measured. Afterwards, each person was asked to sit in either high power or low power poses for approximately 2 minutes. After which, an additional sample saliva was taken and cortisone and testosterone levels were measured yet again.

The results were stunning. High power poses serve to increase testosterone by approximately 20% and they found that cortisone levels decreased by 25%. When you consider the ability to exude confidence and cope with daily pressures, this is significant.
Try this well-known and versatile power pose so you can see what I mean. Its nickname is ‘The Wonder Woman’ pose and, you simply stand tall, with chest out and hands on the hips. It’s certainly a power stance and irrespective of its name, it is just as important to men as it is to women. Try it now and then see how you feel afterwards.”

“I mentioned before that our body language speaks volumes about us. If you are a little worried as to those secretive body language communications, try to build in some body language checks each day and insert a higher power pose into your routine each morning for approximately 2 or 3 minutes.
When you do so, close your eyes, breathing in deeply for a count of 3, you can hold the breath for just a second and then, breathe out fully for a count of 5. If this is difficult, you can reduce the count – say for 2, 1 and 4 counts. You can also combine breathing exercises with power poses for maximum benefits. I use power poses with meditation at the start of my day and I feel great afterwards.

As you are only investing a couple of minutes, you will have time for it.
Body language is important but it’s not everything. One thing for sure is that confidence affects both your mind and body. Your personality and emotional state of mind will no doubt affect your levels of confidence but improving your body language by taking up one of the power poses, will certainly increase physical presence and make you feel so much better.
You can use these power poses quickly and efficiently in every situation.

Think about a difficult presentation in front of your boss or colleagues. Imagine you are waiting to be called in and you start to feel nervous and your hands are sweating. Find a quiet space and take a moment to adjust your posture. Put your hands on your hips, keep your chin up, have your chest out and visualize the pose. If you can just do this for a couple of minutes before you attend your meeting or your interview, your testosterone levels will increase as will your confidence. You will also naturally and quickly lower your stress levels.”

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A Memoir By Laura Zukerman

Our Mind and Body Are Connected the As If Method

Our mind and body are connected. It’s true. Although many people think that they are separate, they actually hold great influence over each other. When you work on one aspect of self, you impact the other. Let me explain this. Have you ever felt really nervous? I know I have. Your mind may race, and your nerves jangle and these thoughts and feelings manifest on a physical level too. Have you ever experienced that dry mouth and headache when you were nervous and worried about what was to come?

It’s important to understand the mind and body connection. Let’s say you are waiting to be interviewed for a job and you become so nervous and are worried about your abilities. Let’s face it. It’s easy to be plagued by qualms and to start running a negative script in your mind. But think back to that experience, I bet it wasn’t just your mind that was affected but your body too. You may have felt a little nauseous while your tummy did somersaults and maybe, you even started sweating a bit. This proves that your thoughts and your emotions affect you on a physical level.

“If you feel stressed or have unresolved issues, they will only play havoc with your mind and body. If thoughts are negative, you really must identify and resolve them as it could lead to unhealthy behaviors and, you may even find you become unwell or ill. Of course, I am not implying that every single illness or accident that occurs is because of your mindset, but believe me, it plays a significant role. If you can understand this, you will be able to take greater control of your life.

Try thinking of your life as a big jigsaw puzzle, this really worked for me. I looked at each aspect of my life, breaking key elements into smaller pieces. I did this and learned that each part of my life had a significant role to play. When one part didn’t function well, it affected everything else. You cannot ignore the importance of your thoughts and feelings and how they manifest within the physical body.

Repressed memories may suddenly manifest into thoughts. When this happens, these are powerful and can have a far-reaching effect. It is important to deal with repressed emotions and seriously, having awareness gives you an advantage.

“When I was trying out As If, I took the time to think about my learned behaviors, those gleaned through parental advice or, through witnessing behaviors. I also looked at my personal experiences. I did this because when events occur, we react by way of information and experiences, these become reference points for our actions. If you can change these behaviors or experiences, if you can use As If to make your response to any situation more positive, boy, will you notice a significant difference. Simply, it becomes a reference point for your mind.
As If can be used at any time and in any place.

Let’s consider that you have some seriously challenging situations ahead of you. You may feel unconfident and doubtful and in some cases, perhaps that dreaded job interview, you may even be filled with dread. If you can tap into the ‘As If’ system and start to act as if you are confident, your thoughts will naturally become more positive. You’ll visualize strong images of how you want to think and act.
Once you start to feel more confident, your actions become instinctive and learned.”

“You’ll learn to understand your thoughts and be in control, readily identifying the inner two-way communication and making it work for you. Let’s be clear here. Your mind is powerful, and once you tame your thoughts and use your mind in the best way possible, you’ll improve your life.”

“When you are alert and ready for anything in life, your posture is also likely to be good. When you are less than alert or feeling down, you are likely to adopt poor posture. Try adjusting your posture, do it right now, sit up straight and pull those shoulders back. I bet you start to feel better immediately.

There have been many experiments into body language and so this is not me just saying it. Psychologists discovered that emotions may also have a strong connection with specific body postures. During these experiments, people were asked to generate a strong negative emotion – let’s use fear as an example and to place their body in a position that for them, depicted fear. When they had done so, they were asked to remain in this position but to also try to generate happiness, they found it much harder to do so. So, this links body posture to emotions.
It’s impossible to not get stressed from time to time.

We all know that life is stressful at times, but, the lesson of the day is that it’s how you deal with it that is the most important. Have you ever noticed that some people do not seem to react to daily stressors? They just deal with it… right? Think about a time when you have felt highly stressed and perhaps the outcome was not so good. Afterwards, we often have to deal with regret or, kick ourselves when we respond badly, but our responses are fueled by our learned behaviors, our thoughts and feelings. When using body language, breathing techniques and As If, we can change our actions.

If you had to face a similarly difficult situation next time, and used the ‘as if’ process, you would be able to outwardly project very different emotions, feelings and actions and, nip any damaging thoughts in the bud.”

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A Memoir By Laura Zukerman

Happiness and the Four Cs

“Find Your Own Type
¶ The first problem of your happiness is to find out what type you are yourself—which you will know after reading this book—and to build your future accordingly.

Knowing and Helping Others
¶ The second is to learn how to analyze others to the end that your relationships with them may be harmonious and mutually advantageous.

Take every individual according to the way he was born, accept him as that kind of mechanism and deal with him in the manner befitting that mechanism. In this way and this only will you be able to impress or to help others.

In this way only will you be able to achieve real success. In this way only will you be able to help your fellowman find the work, the environment and the marriage wherein he can be happy and successful.

The Four C’s
¶ To get the maximum of pleasure and knowledge out of this interesting course there are four things to remember as your part of the contract.

“Read Concentratedly
¶ Think of what you are reading while you are reading it. Concentration is a very simple thing. The next C is

Observe Carefully
¶ Look at people carefully (but not starefully) when analyzing them. Don’t jump at conclusions. We humans have a great way of twisting facts to fit our conclusion as soon as we have made one. But don’t spend all your time getting ready to decide and forget to decide at all, like the man who was going to jump a ditch. He ran so far back to get a good start each time that he never had the strength to jump when he got there. Get a good start by observing carefully. Then

Decide Confidently
¶ Be sure you are right and then go ahead. Make a decision and make it with the confidence that you are right. If you will determine now to follow this rule it will compel you to follow the first two because, in order to be sure you are right, to be certain you are not misjudging anybody, you will read each rule concentratedly and observe each person carefully beforehand.

“Practise Constantly
¶ “Practice makes perfect.” Take this for your motto if you would become expert in analyzing people. It is one easily followed for you come in contact with people everywhere—at home, amongst your business associates, with your friends and on the street. Remember you can only benefit from a thing as you use it. A car that you never took out of the garage would be of no value to you. So get full value out of this course by using it at all times.”


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Enthusiasm and Self Expression whilst succeeding at what we like

¶ No person achieves success or happiness when compelled to do what he naturally dislikes to do. Since these likes and dislikes stay with him to the grave, one of the biggest modern problems is that of helping men and women to discover and to capitalize their inborn traits.

Enthusiasm and Self-Expression
¶ Every individual does best those things which permit him to act in accordance with his natural bents. This explains why we like best those things we do best. It takes real enthusiasm to make a success of any undertaking for nothing less than enthusiasm can turn on a full current.

We struggle from the cradle to the grave for self-expression and everything that pushes us in a direction opposed to our natural tendencies is done half-heartedly, inefficiently and disgruntledly. These are the steps that lead straight to failure. Yet failure can be avoided and success approximated by every normal person if he will take the same precaution with his own machinery that he takes with his automobile.”

“Learn to Drive Your Car
¶ If you were presented with a car by your ancestors—which is precisely what happened to you at birth—you would not let an hour go by without finding out what make or type of car it was. Before a week elapsed you would have taken the time, labor and interest to learn how to run it,—not merely any old way, but the best way for that particular make of car.

Five Makes of Human Cars
¶ There are five makes or types of human cars, differing as definitely in size, shape and structure as Fords differ from Pierce-Arrows. Each human type differs as widely in its capacities, possibilities and aptitudes as a Ford differs from a Pierce-Arrow. Like the Ford or Pierce the externals indicate these functional differences with unfailing accuracy. Furthermore just as a Ford never changes into a Pierce nor a Pierce into a Ford, a human being never changes his type. He may modify it, train it, polish it or control it somewhat, but he will never change it.

“Can Not Be Deceived
¶ The student of Human Analysis cannot be deceived as to the type of any individual any more than you can be deceived about the make of a car.

One may “doll up” a Ford to his heart’s content—remove the hood and top and put on custom-made substitutes—it is still a Ford, always will be a Ford and you can always detect that it is a Ford. It will do valuable, necessary things but only those things it was designed to do and in its own particular manner; nor could a Pierce act like a Ford.

Are You a Ford or a Pierce?
¶ So it is with human cars. Maybe you have been awed by the jewels and clothes with which many human Fords disguise themselves. The chances are that you have overlooked a dozen Pierces this week because their paint was rusty. Perchance you are a Pierce yourself, drawing a Ford salary because you don’t know you are a high-powered machine capable of making ten times the speed you have been making on your highway of life.”

“Superficialities Sway Us
¶ If so your mistake is only natural. The world classifies human beings according to their superficialities. To the world a human motorcycle can pass for a Rolls-Royce any day if sufficiently camouflaged with diamonds, curls, French heels and plucked eyebrows.

Bicycles in Congress
¶ In the same manner many a bicycle in human form gets elected to Congress because he plays his machinery for all it is worth and gets a hundred per cent service out of it. Every such person learned early in life what kind of car he was and capitalized its natural tendencies.

Don’T Judge by Veneer
¶ Nothing is more unsafe than to attempt to judge the actual natures of people by their clothes, houses, religious faith, political affiliations, prejudices, dialect, etiquette or customs. These are only the veneer laid on by upbringing, teachers, preachers, traditions and other forces of suggestion, and it is a veneer so thin that trifles scratch it off.”

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A Memoir By Laura Zukerman

Five Biological Types

“Five Biological Types
¶ Human Analysis differs from every other system of character analysis in that it classifies man, for the first time, into five types according to his biological evolution.

¶ It deals with man in the light of the most recent scientific discoveries. It estimates each individual according to his “human” qualities rather than his “character” or so-called “moral” qualities. In other words, it takes his measure as a human being and determines from his externals his chances for success in the world of today.
These Rules Work
¶ Every rule in this book is based on scientific data, has been proved to be accurate by investigations and surveys of all kinds of people in all parts of the world.

These rules do not work merely part of the time. They work all the time, under all conditions and apply to every individual of every race, every color, every country, every community and every family.

Through this latest human science you can learn to read people as easily as you read books—if you will take the little time and pains to learn the rules which compose your working alphabet.

“Do What We Want to Do
¶ It is easy to know what an individual will do under most circumstances because every human being does what he wants to do in the way he prefers to do it most of the time. If you doubt it try this test: bring to mind any intimate friends, or even that husband or wife, and note how few changes they have made in their way of doing things in twenty years!
Preferences Inborn
¶ Every human being is born with preferences and predilections which manifest themselves from earliest childhood to death. These inborn tendencies are never obliterated and seldom controlled to any great extent, and then only by individuals who have learned the power of the mind over the body. Inasmuch as this knowledge is possessed by only a few, most of the people of the earth are blindly following the dictates of their inborn leanings.

Follow Our Bents
¶ In other words, more than ninety-nine per cent of all the people you know are following their natural bents in reacting to all their experiences—from the most trivial incidents to the most far-reaching emergencies.”

“Took It” from Grandmother
¶ The individual is seldom conscious of these habitual acts of his, much less of where he got them. The nearest he comes is to say he “got it from his father” or “she takes it from grandmother.” But where did grandmother get it?
Man No Mystery
¶ Science has taken the trouble to investigate and today we know not only where grandmother got it but what she did with it. She got it along with her size, shape and structure—in other words, from her type—and she did just what you and everybody else does with his type-characteristics. She acted in accordance with her type just as a canary sings like a canary instead of talking like a parrot, and just as a rose gives off rose perfume instead of violet.

This law holds throughout every species and explains man—who likes to think himself a deep mystery—as it explains every other creature.
The Hold of Habit
¶ Look around you in shop, office, field or home and you will find that the quick, alert, impulsive man is acting quickly, alertly and impulsively most of the time. Nothing less than a calamity slows him

“down and then only temporarily; while the slow, patient, mild and passive individual is acting slowly, patiently, mildly and passively in spite of all goads. Some overwhelming passion or crisis may speed him up momentarily but as soon as it fades he reverts to his old slow habits.

Significance of Fat, Bone and Muscle
¶ Human Analysis is the new science which shows you how to recognize the slow man, the quick man, the stubborn man, the yielding man, the leader, the learner, and all other basic kinds of men on sight from the shape, size and structure of their bodies.

Certain bodily shapes indicate predispositions to fatness, leanness, boniness, muscularity and nervousness, and this predisposition is so much a part of the warp and woof of the individual that he can not disguise it. The urge given him by this inborn mechanism is so strong as to be practically irresistible. Every experience of his life calls forth some kind of reaction and invariably the reaction will be similar, in every vital respect, to the reactions of other people who have bodies of the same general size, shape and structure as his own.”

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A Memoir By Laura Zukerman


physiology and psychology interwoven

“Reading People
¶ Learning to read men and women is a more delightful process than learning to read books, for every person you see is a true story, more romantic and absorbing than any ever bound in covers.

Learning to read people is also a simpler process than learning to read books because there are fewer letters in the human alphabet. Though man seems to the untrained eye a mystifying mass of “funny little marks,” he is not now difficult to analyze.

Only a Few Feelings
¶ This is because there are after all but a few kinds of human feelings. Some form of hunger, love, hate, fear, hope or ambition gives rise to every human emotion and every human thought.”

“Thoughts Bring Actions
¶ Now our actions follow our thoughts. Every thought, however transitory, causes muscular action, which leaves its trace in that part of the physical organism which is most closely allied to it.

Physiology and Psychology Interwoven
¶ Look into the mirror the next time you are angry, happy, surprised, tired or sorrowful and note the changes wrought by your emotions in your facial muscles.

Constant repetition of the same kinds of thoughts or emotions finally makes permanent changes in that part of the body which is physiologically related to these mental processes.

The Evolution of the Jaw
¶ The jaw is a good illustration of this alliance between the mind and the body. Its muscles and bones are so closely allied to the pugnacity instinct center in the brain that the slightest thought of combat causes the jaw muscles to stiffen. Let the thought of any actual physical encounter go through your mind and your jaw bone will automatically move upward and outward.

After a lifetime of combat, whether by fists or words, the jaw sets permanently a little more upward and outward—a little more like that of the bulldog. It keeps to this combative mold, “because,” says Mother Nature, the great efficiency expert, “if you are going to call on me constantly to stiffen that jaw I’ll fix it so it will stay that way and save myself the trouble.”

“Inheritance of Acquired Traits
¶ Thus the more combative jaw, having become permanent in the man’s organism, can be passed on to his children.

¶ Right here comes a most interesting law and one that has made possible the science of Human Analysis:

Law of Size
¶ The larger any part or organ the better its equipment for carrying out the work of that organ and the more does it tend to express itself. Nature IS an efficiency expert and doesn’t give you an oversupply of anything without demanding that you use it.

Jaws Becoming Smaller
¶ Our ancestors developed massive jaws as a result of constant combat. As fast as civilization decreased the necessity for combat Nature decreased the size of the average human jaw.

Meaning of the Big Jaw
¶ But wherever you see a large protruding jaw you see an individual “armed and engined,” for some kind of fighting. The large jaw always goes with a combative nature, whether it is found on a man or a woman, a child, a pugilist or a minister.”

“Exhibit a—The Irishman
¶ The large jaw, therefore, is seen to be both a result and a cause of certain things. As the inheritance of a fighting ancestor it is the result of millions of years of fighting in prehistoric times, and, like any other over-developed part or organ, it has an intense urge to express itself. This inherent urge is what makes the owner of that jaw “fight at the drop of the hat,” and often have “a chip on his shoulder.”

Natural Selection
¶ Thus, because every external characteristic is the result of natural laws, and chiefly of natural selection, the vital traits of any creature can be read from his externals. Every student of biology, anatomy, anthropology, ethnology or psychology is familiar with these facts.

Built to Fit
¶ Man’s organism has developed, altered, improved and evolved “down through the slow revolving years” with one instinctive aim—successful reaction to its environment. Every part has been laboriously constructed to that sole end. Because of this its functions are marked as clearly upon it as those of a grain elevator, a steamship or a piano.

“Survival of the Fittest
¶ Nature has no accidents, she wastes no material and everything has a purpose. If you put up a good fight to live she will usually come to your rescue and give you enough of whatever is needed to tide you over. If you don’t, she says you are not fit to people the earth and lets you go without a pang. Thus she weeds out all but the strong—and evolution marches on.

Causes of Racial Characteristics
¶ This inherent potentiality for altering the organism to meet the demands of the environment is especially noticeable in races and is the reason for most racial differences.

Differences in environment—climate, altitude and topography necessitated most of these physical differentiations which today enable us to know at a glance whether a man belongs to the white race, the yellow race, or the black race. The results of these differentiations and modifications will be told in the various chapters of this book.”

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A Memoir By Laura Zukerman

Interrelation of Body and Brain

¶ So today we see man a highly evolved creature who not only acts but thinks and feels. All these thoughts, feelings and emotions are interrelated.

The body and the mind of man are so closely bound together that whatever affects one affects the other. An instantaneous change of mind instantly changes the muscles of the face. A violent thought instantly brings violent bodily movements.

Movies and Face Muscles
¶ The moving picture industry—said to be the third largest in the world—is based largely on this interrelation. This industry would become extinct if something were to happen to sever the connection between external expressions and the internal nature of men and women.

Tells Fundamentals
¶ How much do external characteristics tell about a man? They tell, with amazing accuracy, all the basic, fundamental principal traits of his nature. The size, shape and structure of a man’s body tell more important facts about his real self—what he thinks and what he does—than the average mother ever knows about her own child.”

“Learning to Read
¶ If this sounds impossible, if the seeming incongruity, multiplicity and heterogeneity of human qualities have baffled you, remember that this is exactly how the print in all books and newspapers baffled you before you learned to read.

Not long ago I was reading stories aloud to a three-year old. She wanted to “see the pictures,” and when told there were none had to be shown the book.

“What funny little marks!” she cried, pointing to the print. “How do you get stories out of them?”

Printing looked to all of us at first just masses of meaningless little marks.

But after a few days at school how things did begin to clear up! It wasn’t a jumble after all. There was something to it. It straightened itself out until the funny little marks became significant. Each of them had a meaning and the same meaning under all conditions. Through them your whole outlook on life became deepened and broadened—all because you learned the meaning of twenty-six little letters and their combinations!”

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A Memoir By Laura Zukerman

Externals indicate internal natural in distinctions

¶ To do this it is necessary to better understand our neighbors—to recognize that people differ from each other in their likes and dislikes, traits, talents, tendencies and capabilities. The combination of these makes each individual’s nature. It is not difficult to understand others for with each group of these traits there always goes its corresponding physical makeup—the externals whereby the internal is invariably indicated. This is true of every species on the globe and of every subdivision within each species.

Significance of Size, Shape and Structure
¶ All dogs belong to the same species but there is a great difference between the “nature” of a St. Bernard and that of a terrier, just as there is a decided difference between the natures of different human beings. But in both instances the actions, reactions and habits of each can be accurately anticipated on sight by the shape, size and structure of the two creatures.

Differences in Breed
¶ When a terrier comes into the room you instinctively draw away unless you want to be jumped at and greeted effusively. But you make no such movement to protect yourself from a St. Bernard because you read,

“on sight, the different natures of these two from their external appearance.

¶ You know a rose, a violet, a sunflower and an orchid and what perfume you are sure to find in each, by the same method. All are flowers and all belong to the same species, just as all human beings belong to the same species. But their respective size, shape and structure tell you in advance and on sight what their respective characteristics are.

The same is true of all human beings. They differ in certain fundamentals but always and invariably in accordance with their differences in size, shape and structure.

The Instinct of Self-Preservation
¶ The reason for this is plain. Goaded by the instinct of self-preservation, man, like all other living things, has made heroic efforts to meet the demands of his environment. He has been more successful than any other creature and is, as a result, the most complex organism on the earth. But his most baffling complexities resolve themselves into comparatively simple terms once it is recognized that each internal change brought about by his environment brought with it the corresponding external mechanism without which he could not have survived.”

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A Memoir By Laura Zukerman

Understanding Yourself as well as others!

¶ So long as you live in a civilized or thickly populated community you will still need to understand your own nature and the natures of other people. No matter what you desire of life, other people’s aims, ambitions and activities constitute vital obstructions along your pathway. You will never get far without the co-operation, confidence and comradeship of other men and women.

Primitive Problems
¶ It was not always so. And its recentness in human history may account for some of our blindness to this great fact.

In primitive times people saw each other rarely and had much less to do with each other. The human element was then not the chief problem. Their environmental problems had to do with such things as the elements, violent storms, extremes of heat and cold, darkness, the ever-present menace of wild beasts whose flesh was their food, yet who would eat them first unless they were quick in brain and body.

Civilization’s Changes
¶ But all that is changed. Man has subjugated all other creatures and now walks the earth its supreme sovereign. He has discovered and invented and builded until now we live in skyscrapers, talk around the world

“world without wires and by pressing a button turn darkness into daylight.

Causes of Failure
¶ Yet with all our knowledge of the outside world ninety-nine lives out of every hundred are comparative failures.

¶ The reason is plain to every scientific investigator. We have failed to study ourselves in relation to the great environmental problem of today. The stage-setting has been changed but not the play. The game is the same old game—you must adjust and adapt yourself to your environment or it will destroy you.

Mastering His Own Environment
¶ The cities of today look different from the jungles of our ancestors and we imagine that because the brain of man overcame the old menaces no new ones have arisen to take their place. We no longer fear extermination from cold. We turn on the heat. We are not afraid of the vast oceans which held our primitive forebears in thrall, but pass swiftly, safely and luxuriously over their surfaces. And soon we shall be breakfasting in New York and dining the same evening in San Francisco!

Facing New Enemies
¶ But in building up this stupendous superstructure of modern civilization man has brought into being a society

“intricate and complex that he now faces the new environmental problem of human relationships.

The Modern Spider’s Web
¶ Today we depend for life’s necessities almost wholly upon the activities of others. The work of thousands of human hands and thousands of human brains lies back of every meal you eat, every journey you take, every book you read, every bed in which you sleep, every telephone conversation, every telegram you receive, every garment you wear.

And this fellowman of ours has multiplied, since that dim distant dawn, into almost two billion human beings, with at least one billion of them after the very things you want, and not a tenth enough to go around!

Adapt or Die
¶ Who will win? Nature answers for you. She has said with awful and inexorable finality that, whether you are a blade of grass on the Nevada desert or a man in the streets of London, you can win only as you adapt yourself to your environment. Today our environmental problem consists largely of the other fellow. Only those who learn to adapt themselves to their fellows can win great or lasting rewards.”

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A Memoir By Laura Zukerman

Reaction to the Environment

¶ The greatest problem facing any organism is successful reaction to its environment. Environment, speaking scientifically, is the sum total of your experiences. In plain United States, this means fitting vocationally, socially and maritally into the place where you are.

If you don’t fit you must move or change your environment to fit you. If you can’t change the environment and you won’t move you will become a failure, just as tropical plants fail when transplanted to the Nevada desert.”

“Learn from the Sagebrush
¶ But there is something that grows and keeps on growing in the Nevada desert—the sagebrush. It couldn’t move away and it couldn’t change its waterless environment, so it did what you and I must do if we expect to succeed. It adapted itself to its environment, and there it stands, each little stalwart shrub a reminder of what even a plant can do when it tries!

Moving Won’t Help Much
¶ Human life faces the same alternatives that confront all other forms of life—of adapting itself to the conditions under which it must live or becoming extinct. You have an advantage over the sagebrush in that you can move from your city or state or country to another, but after all that is not much of an advantage. For though you may improve your situation slightly you will still find that in any civilized country the main elements of your problem are the same.”

The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By

Laura Zukerman

Ten ways to empower your communication with others!

“There is so much to know about conversation that anyone, even I, could ever realize. You can go though watching talk shows; radio programs; clubs dedicated to public speaking; ordinary conversations; certain rules still apply when it comes to interaction through words. It may sound tedious, I know, but even though it’s your mouth that’s doing the work, your brain works twice as hard to churn out a lot of things you know. So what better way to start learning to be an effective communication is to know the very person closest to you: yourself.”

“1. What you know.
Education is all about learning the basics, but to be an effective speaker is to practice what you’ve learned. My stint as guest at every Toastmasters’ meeting I go to taught me that we all have our limitations, but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn to keep up and share what we know.

  1. Listening.
    It’s just as important as asking questions. Sometimes listening to the sound of our own voice can teach us to be a little bit confident with ourselves and to say the things we believe in with conviction.
  2. Humility
    We all make mistakes, and sometimes we tend to slur our words, stutter, and probably mispronounce certain words even though we know what it means, but rarely use it only to impress listeners. So in a group, don’t be afraid to ask if you’re saying the right word properly and if they’re unsure about it then make a joke out of it. I promise you it’ll make everyone laugh and you can get away with it as well.”


“Eye Contact
There’s a lot to say when it comes to directing your attention to your audience with an eye-catching gaze. It’s important that you keep your focus when talking to a large group in a meeting or a gathering, even though he or she may be gorgeous.

  1. Kidding around
    A little bit of humor can do wonders to lift the tension, or worse boredom when making your speech. That way, you’ll get the attention of the majority of the crowd and they’ll feel that you’re just as approachable, and as human to those who listen.
  2. Be like the rest of them
    Interaction is all about mingling with other people. You’ll get a lot of ideas, as well as knowing what people make them as they are.
  3. Me, Myself, and I
    Admit it, there are times you sing to yourself in the shower. I know I do! Listening to the sound of your own voice while you practice your speech in front of a mirror can help correct the stress areas of your pitch. And while you’re at it you can spruce up as well.
  4. With a smile
    A smile says it all much like eye contact. There’s no point on grimacing or frowning in a meeting or a gathering, unless it’s a wake. You can better express what you’re saying when you smile.
  1. A Role Model
    There must be at least one or two people in your life you have listened to when they’re at a public gathering or maybe at church. Sure they read their lines, but taking a mental note of how they emphasize what they say can help you once you take center stage.
  2. Preparation
    Make the best out of preparation rather than just scribbling notes and often in a hurried panic. Some people like to write things down on index cards, while other resort to being a little more silly as they look at their notes written on the palm of their hand (not for clammy hands, please). Just be comfortable with what you know since you enjoy your work.”

“These suggestions are rather bland, but they do work! It is that easy! Realistically , in edgewise, I’ve learned to empower myself when it comes to public or private speaking and it never hurts to be with people to listen how they make conversations and meetings far more enjoyable as well as educational.”

Be the Best Version of You

“you should ask yourself- me speaking well Laura Zukerman, what are ten ways you would empower and improve yourself !?

“What Really Makes You Tick?” 10 questions you should ask to yourself: a preparation to self-improvement

Be all you can be, but it’s not always in the Army. I often see myself as somewhat contented with my life the way things are, but of course it’s hard to think of anything else when where are real issues to be discussed.

Still I aspire for something deeper and more meaningful.

So we’re all pelted with problems. Honestly it shouldn’t even bother or even hinder us to becoming all we ought to be. Aspirations as kids should continue to live within us, even though it would be short-lived or as long as we could hold on to the dream. They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks… or can they?

  1. What do I really want?
    The question of the ages. So many things you want to do with your life and so little time to even go about during the day.

    Find something that you are good at can help realize that small step towards improvement. Diligence is the key to know that it is worth it.
  2. Should I really change

“Today’s generation has taken another level of redefining ‘self’, or at least that’s what the kids are saying. Having an army of teenage nieces and nephews has taught me that there are far worse things that they could have had than acne or maybe even promiscuity. So how does that fit into your lifestyle?
If history has taught us one thing, it’s the life that we have gone through. Try to see if partying Seventies style wouldn’t appeal to the younger generation, but dancing is part of partying. Watch them applaud after showing them how to really dance than break their bones in break-dancing.

  1. What’s the bright side in all of this?
    With so much is happening around us there seem to be no room for even considering that light at the end of the tunnel. We can still see it as something positive without undergoing so much scrutiny. And if it’s a train at the end of the tunnel, take it for a ride and see what makes the world go round!
  2. Am I comfortable with what I’m doing?
    There’s always the easy way and the right way when it comes to deciding what goes

“with which shoes, or purse, shirt and whatnot. It doesn’t take a genius to see yourself as someone unique, or else we’ll all be equally the same in everything we do. Variety brings in very interesting and exciting questions to be experimented.

  1. Have I done enough for myself?
    Have you, or is there something more you want to do? Discontentment in every aspect can be dangerous in large doses, but in small amounts you’ll be able to see and do stuff you could never imagine doing.
  2. Am I happy at where I am today?
    It’s an unfair question so let it be an answer! You love being a good and loving mom or dad to your kids, then take it up a notch! Your kids will love you forever. The same goes with everyday life!”

“7. Am I appealing to the opposite sex?
So maybe I don’t have an answer to that, but that doesn’t mean I can’t try it, though. Whether you shape-up, change the way you wear your clothes or hair, or even your attitude towards people, you should always remember it will always be for your own benefit.

  1. How much could I have?
    I suppose in this case there is no such things on having things too much or too little, but it’s more on how badly you really need it. I’d like to have lots of money, no denying that, but the question is that how much are you willing to work for it?
  2. What motivates me?
    What motivates you? It’s an answer you have to find out for yourself. There are so many things that can make everyone happy, but to choose one of the may be the hardest part. It’s not like you can’t have one serving of your favorite food in a buffet and that’s it. Just try it piece by piece.
  3. What Really Makes You Tick?
    So? What really makes you tick? You can be just about anything you always wanted to be, but to realize that attaining something that may seem very difficult is already giving up before you even start that journey. Always remember, that self-improvement is not just about the physical or philosophical change you have to undergo, but it’s something that you really want.”

The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By

Laura Zukerman

What is Negative Self Talk !?

Negative Self-Talk takes a variety of forms. For instance, it can help you stay grounded by telling you that there are somethings you must avoid to stay safe and healthy. There are times when it can sound mean by telling you that you can never do anything right. You can also use this voice to take a realistic approach or develop fear or a fantasy.
The musings or thoughts of your inner critic can sound like a critical friend or partner from the past. This voice can take the path of cognitive distortions like blaming and catastrophizing. In other words, negative self-talk is that voice inside you that limits your ability and prevents you from believing in yourself. These thoughts diminish your ability to change your life. Negative self-talk isn’t just stressful, but it can also hinder your success.”

Ways of Negative Self Talk

Number 1

Regardless of what the situation is, you will focus on the negative aspects of the situation and ignore the positive ones. For instance, let us say that you had a great day of work. You completed every task assigned to you on time and did a thorough job of it. People showered you with compliments. However, you forget about those compliments and only focus on the tasks that you were unable to complete. You then begin to work on more tasks and put yourself under stress.”

Number 2 Personalizing

When you are in a bad situation, you blame yourself regardless of whether you were at fault or not. For instance, if you hear that your friends cancelled on a night out, you will assume that nobody wanted to come because they did not want to be with you.”

Number 3 catastrophe

You always anticipate the worst in a situation. When you wake up and stub your toe, you tell yourself that you woke up on the wrong side of the bed. You convince yourself that you will have a horrible day.”

Number 4 polarizing

Things or situations can only be good or bad. You never see the middle ground. Therefore, you strive to be perfect to ensure that every situation you are in is good. If there is ever a time when a situation is not in your favor, you convince yourself that you are a failure.”

“Toll of Negative Self-Talk
Negative self-talk has a disastrous effect on you. There are studies that link negative self-talk with low self-esteem and high levels of stress. This talk can lead to feelings of helplessness and demotivation. Therefore, it is important that you learn to fix this negative self-talk.
People who frequently engage in negative self-talk are often more stressed. This happens since their reality is slightly altered to help them experience the success they believe they have achieved. They need to create this experience since they do not see the many opportunities around them, and they do not capitalize on those opportunities. Therefore, the perception of stress is because of the change in behavior and perception. The consequences of the inner critic are listed below:”

“Limited Thinking
You constantly tell yourself that you cannot do something. The more you tell yourself that, you start to believe it. For example, if you tell yourself that you cannot pass an exam, you will start to believe it and eventually you will not pass that exam.”

The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By

Laura Zukerman

The Concept of Mindfulness


The concept of mindfulness comes to us from the Eastern cultures, and particularly from Buddhism — concepts that are over 2,500 years old. Its simple objective is to take you into a dynamic focus and lead you to fully paying attention. You pay attention to what is going on around you, to which emotions you are feeling, to how and what you are saying to others, to how and what you are thinking silently within your own mind, to how you are acting and behaving out in the world either alone or amongst others.

See how this ties into developing your EQ? It’s great!

In our Western societies, mindfulness courses and classes have mushroomed only over the past four decades or so. Mindfulness is now a mainstream concept and practice in Europe and North America. In fact, it’s not far off track to say that many Westerners eased into full meditation practice through the doorway of mindfulness practice.

The Western medical and mental health communities, at the same time, came to adapt Eastern mindfulness practices and approaches to their own needs; They have indeed been shown over time to help patients who have mental and emotional health[…]”

“Western psychology and psychiatry have also devised some more “Westerner-friendly” ways of learning and practicing mindfulness.; Medical professionals have assisted their patients in becoming more mindful, and seen it notably help reduce symptoms of depression, stress and anxiety, among others.

Versions of mindfulness and EQ that we see in these pages have also been extremely useful in diminishing or fully eliminating emotional trauma. Trauma from wartime experiences, from childhood or adult physical abuse or violence result in negative, protective feelings moving into place in our psyche. Whether it manifests as recurring nightmares or sleepless nights in fear of terrible nightmares, a strong anxiety around certain personality types, or a panicky retreat from society altogether – such strong feelings and emotions associated with trauma can be released through mindfulness practice. Knowing how to let go of the feelings helps diminish the power of the related memory as well. Military personnel returning from war zones and benefiting from a mindful release of traumatic feelings have gone so far as to state, “I finally got my life back”.”

“Determination. Awareness. Attention.

These are three key words that help you understand what mindfulness is.

Mindfulness means deliberately paying attention. Intentionally focusing. Nonjudgmentally observing life and living as it occurs around you. Being aware of your surroundings through all your senses.

If you are not paying attention, you don’t know whether you are missing out on something that matters to you! You can only decide what matters to you by giving attention to everything, and then prioritizing.

Mindfulness is a useful state from which to observe what’s going on within self, within other people, and out in the world at large. You pay attention to:

  • What is going on around you.
  • Which emotions you are experiencing.
  • How you are talking to people and what you are saying.
  • How people are talking to you and what they are saying.
  • Body language – yours and others’.
  • What others are doing and what they need.
  • How and what you are thinking.
  • How, how much and what you eat and drink and take into the body.
  • Nature – sounds, colors and movement.
  • And much more!

In other words, mindfulness is a dynamic state of awareness. It is a lively, conscious way of registering and processing information.

“This awareness of what is going on from moment to moment occurs without any judgement on your part.

We have all noticed young children engrossed in a given task. Nothing can pull their attention from it. They are creating some form of art, or building something, or they’re lost in a beloved story that they know by heart. We as adults can go into “the zone”, too! We are similarly experiencing a mindful absorption in the activity we are performing: running a long distance, reading an engrossing novel, lost in kneading the bread dough. Nearly no interference, noise or interruption seems to be able to break our focus. As the saying goes, “wild horses couldn’t pull us away.”

Millennia-old religious and spiritual practices have used some type of mindfulness technique from their very beginnings. Rites often blended them into practices. Prayer, singing hymns or chanting are nothing more than means of focusing – being mindful – on the spiritual energy and connection with the divine. Meditation (and mindfulness is part of achieving that quiet mind) is a spiritual aspect of many religions, including the Baha’i faith, Buddhism, Daoism, Hinduism, Jainism and Sikhism. By practicing mindfulness as we present it here, you are joining centuries of practitioners.

“That being said, sustained mindfulness is a tall order for most people! It means you have to pause and pay attention to absolutely everything going on around you and within you. That’s a lot to ask of anyone caught in the hustle-bustle of modern life. It’s a lot to ask as we are traveling, running businesses and earning a living, raising families, managing our homes.

Being mindful is difficult for the busy person that you are, granted. Especially with our last two or three decades of increasing solicitation by technology, media and the devices we all carry around to communicate, it’s hard to let go of that (apparent) connection and just observe attentively with our five senses for a while. We just don’t like to stop! But stop is exactly what we must do if we are to practice mindfulness and reap the benefits of doing so.

Becoming mindful means that most of us have to learn brand-new habits. Anyone can develop a more mindful state of being. Indeed, throughout the centuries, a number of specific activities have helped humans become fully aware and stay in the moment: Yoga, many martial arts such as Aikido, Chi Gong or Tai Chi, and meditation are some of the ancient ways we have moved ourselves into mindfulness. The ancients who lived with attention and determination were able to move into deeper, more sustained and long-term mindful states, as they quieted the noise of the ordinary mind and observed the world from a more peaceful state (7).

15th century poet Kabir said, “Wherever you are, that is the entry point.”

That is an important comment to keep in mind, because the first-time practitioner of mindfulness (and meditation as a whole) will get frustrated by wondering where to start.”

The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By

Laura Zukerman

Emotional intelligence or an EQ Vs Intelligence Quotation or IQ

This consistently embarks upon the idea of emotional intelligence, emotional management and we are also call it an emotional awareness. In 1995 Daniel Goldman had this idea go viral in mental health and mental awareness immediately in the world of business. He will abbreviate this as an EI. The term was actually coined by two researchers peter salavoy and John Mayer. These two men were researchers of the Mayer salavoy emotional intelligence test. EQ is the personal ability you have to label and recognize your own emotions and feelings in your own emotional state.

There are two levels of your emotional EQ. Your emotional intelligence, it’s developing a habit of pausing and diverticulitis performing a habit of pausing and then objectification. There are many times that emotions when Anger or aggression come into play, and we are not able to think clear head idly. When EQ comes in , it’s allowing us to have objectivity with clear headiness. The third level of emotional intelligence is to objectify your own ability to rectify yourself at will. The ability to rectify or let go of strong feelings at will. You will be able to help others in need. If you are a high level ad emotional intelligent person you have a high EQ!

EQ is the ability to manage, control or identify our feelings. It is also the ability to understand and perceive the emotions of others, while being able to control their emotional state.

IQ however, is our intelligence quiotent. It is said to be the best way to measure how brain smart An individual is. This has no regard to emotional temperament. The IQ is a score given in a test like form to see how smart one is. It has been around since the early 20th century.

Now, you may not get tested on your EQ; however, it is somewhat of a personality test. An Eq is someones ability to identify, express, evaluate and control feeling. When you have a well known EQ, it shows in all aspects of your life.

“Personal Relationships and EQ

When you have a well-developed, highly functioning EQ, it shows in all aspects of your life. It certainly helps you stand out in the work world, but it also makes you remarkable in relationships with family, friends and strangers. For others, it is perhaps the lack of EQ that makes them stand out.

Here’s a few signs that you have a rather low EQ:


You have a hard time breaking away from your digital screen (phone, computer etc.) and thus don’t know how to really create a face-to-face relationship.


You are not good at all at making and sustaining eye contact – and even avoid it.


You are well-known for your inappropriate responses to circumstances. For instance, you spontaneously burst out in laughter when someone near you falls and injures himself or even bleeds, or when you see someone nearby in a fit of anger who is yelling and flailing around.


You always seem to rub people the wrong way; you irritate people. In other words, you don’t know how to get along with people – it’s not intuitive for you to know how to act, what to say[…]”

“Exercise 3: Learning To Read The Body

Almost all of your heavier, negative emotions as well as your lighter, positive feelings can easily be felt as sensations in your physical body.

Consider the feeling of anger. What happens in your body when you are feeling quite angry? Your muscles tighten up – fists clenched, muscles taut and ready for attack, face all tied up in an angry grimace. And then there is your voice, also a natural part of your body. Depending on your style of anger, your voice will get very tight and quiet or very loose and loud. It doesn’t take many experiences of anger for you to identify that feeling from how your body is reacting.

Now consider the feeling of sadness or grief. Your body also manifests this feeling. It becomes heavy, like you’re carrying around a ton of cement, making you feel like you’re being pulled downwards (thus the metaphor of “feeling down”). If you are sitting, it’s hard for you to get up; if you are standing, it’s hard for you to walk. You just don’t want to move. Depending on the degree of sadness or grief, and how sudden it has come upon[…]”

“Emotionally Charged Thinking

With a bit of reflection, we realize that feelings fill our thoughts as well. While we have some neutral (or “objective”) thoughts, most of our thinking is actually charged with either positive or negative emotions.

Even the simplest thought — like, “I’m running late” — can be full of emotions. It may be accompanied by anxiety, apathy, fear, self-importance, acceptance, joyful excitement and so on. The feeling that arises with the thought can be positive or negative, depending on the context.

Look at the following examples and consider whether the thought comes from — or is filled with — positive or negative feelings, or if it’s more objective and neutral.

  • The sun is shining.
  • She is in a crappy mood, watch out!
  • What is wrong with them today?
  • How dare you!
  • How does he do that?
  • I woke up feeling so great today!
  • And to think I woke up feeling good…
  • How could you be so stupid!
  • Is it smart to do it this way, do you think?
  • It’s raining.
  • Look at how well I did the job!
  • Piss off! Get away from me!
  • I’ll never, ever, get it right.
  • Ah…What a wonderful meal!

“Keep in mind that the statement’s feelings may shift depending on the mood of the person who verbalizes them. Think of how actors are capable of changing emphasis on one word or infusing a certain statement with emotion. This skill is especially vital to have as a voice actor; Such an actor must convey real meaning through their voice alone. With some training, any high-EQ individual can easily learn to do this as well!”

“Exercise 5: Learning to Avoid Thought Traps

In your path towards higher EQ, you will most likely run into “thought traps” — which tend to become habitual for many of us. A typical thought trap usually unfolds something like this:


You have a negative thought – perhaps in reaction to something another person said or did to you.


You repeat that thought over and over, almost obsessively, in your head.


You come to believe that this thought is true about that person – or about you.


You stir up negative feelings in yourself all on your own – because no one else has the power to do so, right? – and start feeling them in your body through a tightness in your throat, chest or gut area.

We all have lots and lots of self-talk going on throughout the day – those inner conversations that go on in that space between our ears. And, unfortunately — for the vast majority of us — it is mostly negative! We talk ourselves into and out of doing things, learning more, changing habits and so on through negative self-talk. Because the negative talk is usually more prevalent than positive.


Self-management — in regards to improving your EQ — takes awareness of your own feelings, behaviors and reactions one step further. Self-management is your at-will ability to delay personal gratification, in the name of more personal mastery over strong feelings or urges. In the name of a quiet, more balanced observation of other people around you. In the name of allowing others to shine.

Let’s say, for instance, that you always cave in to your craving to eat chocolate whenever it is available. Typically, you’ll have a thought flash through your head that says, “I want chocolate RIGHT NOW!” And you will grab some chocolate and eat it without further delay. You might ask what eating chocolate has to do with high EQ. It’s not the chocolate that’s at issue here, but the feeling of “craving” it. Part of what successful portion control or food choice is all about is delaying gratification.

Anyone who has been on one or more diets realizes this! That is, you do not cave into that strong feeling of desire for the thing. You put things off, or delay them, at least for a bit. You bite your tongue, you feel[…]”

“As another example, let’s say, for instance, that from a feeling of superiority (a feeling that falls in the category of pride and judgement), when it comes to starting a new project at the office, or doing a family project at home with the children, you just cannot help yourself from controlling exactly how things unfold. You cannot keep yourself from telling every participant in the project how to do their part of the work.

What is more, you tell them how to do it in the detail. And beyond that? You’re always looking over their shoulders to make sure they are they are doing it exactly according to your prescription. No beloved leader of high EQ micro-manages his people like this! So what do you need to do to move out of this low-EQ tendency to reign supreme over everyone else? You need to delay your gratification.

Sure, you may be highly gratified by the feeling of superiority. In much the same way as with a craving for chocolate, you will need to bite your tongue whenever you wish to tell someone that they’re doing things wrong. Instead, you’ll ask them their opinion on how things[…]”

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Mindfulness, How Mindfulness Practice is Helpful & Letting Go of Suffering.

Mindfulness means paying attention , on purpose to the present moment without any judgement. In mindfulness practice you bring focused awareness to a present moment, sensation, thought or feeling. This is without clinging to it. Also without resisting it, to trying to change it. It involves focusing you attention lightly , with gentle acceptance, like a butterfly resting in the palm of your hand. Until the butterfly of course moves away on its own. You attend to the on going flow of experience , gently observing as it rises and falls. Mindfulness is to improve your overall wellbeing. For starters it reduces stress and helps people feel more grounded. mindfulness can be thought of as letting go of suffering. This could even be for just a few moments at a time. When you are practicing mindfulness you are becoming aware of sensations, thoughts, feelings and focusing your attention on your breathing. The breaths you take become an object of concentration. You the witness, help its rise and fall.

By attending to whats happening in our bodies , our awareness settles into the present. In the present you will naturally feel the flow of the breaths you are inhaling and exhaling. If you then become mindful of other things such as thoughts and feelings- you will naturally experience them in the here and now. As well as their flow, they will rise and fall too. Just as the breath does.

Our thoughts are ever changing, sometimes more focused and clear, sometimes more clouded and cluttered. Some of the times are minds are wandering without focus or attention. At other times we are unaware of our thoughts or how those thoughts are impacting are feelings and actions.

When are minds are leaping around from one thought to the next, it is often like a monkey jumping from tree to tree. Mindfulness experts call this “Monkey mind.” Monkey Mind happens when our minds wander. When thoughts can’t seem to stay focused. The thoughts will either jump right to the future or straight to the past. That is racing and worrying thoughts. This can sometimes lead to suffering. Practicing mindfulness makes you aware of your mind. It is a way to tend to the here and now. This provides an alternative to suffering.

  • Be more aware of your mind and the ongoing process of thinking, noticing all that it says. This means gently observing thinking without any need to react to it.
  • Cultivate calmness in the presence of unpleasant thoughts. Unhelpful thoughts would be the same thing. Also stay away from challenging feelings.
  • Feel less stress, worry and rumination.
  • Be less reactive and more flexible in your approach to life.
  • Experience improvement in physical health and the quality of the life you are now living.

Practicing mindfulness even for a short while brings your attention to the moment and the the ever-changing experiences of being alive. Sensations, thoughts and feelings can be observed. Rather then, reacted against or engaged by. While observing you begin to act on them freely or not.

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What is Taxonomy & Dichotomy?

What are the 8 level of taxonomy?

An example of taxonomy is the way living beings are divided up into Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species. An example of taxonomy is the Dewey Decimal system – the way libraries classify non-fiction books by division and subdivisions

There are four taxonomic fundamental components which simplify the process of identification up to species level. These components are identification, characterization, classification and naming.

Carolus Linnaeus The father of taxonomy:

Carl Linnaeus, also known as Carl von Linné or Carolus Linnaeus, is often called the Father of Taxonomy. His system for naming, ranking, and classifying organisms is still in wide use today (with many changes). In the 1700s, he developed a way to name and organize species that we still use today. His two most important contributions to taxonomy were: A hierarchical classification system

What is a dichotomous key?

A dichotomous key is a tool that allows the user to determine the identity of items in the natural world, such as trees, wildflowers, mammals, reptiles, rocks, and fish. Keys consist of a series of choices that lead the user to the correct name of a given item. “Dichotomous” means “divided into two parts”.

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Tis the Season for Spring in the Air.

In a few days it will be the beginning of a new season, with all the changes that it entails. Now, let’s take the word change and apply it to our personal life to see how this simple word can have a huge impact on our well-being. Where does change begin? The answer is simple: our brain.
Boost your well-being this month by exploring these 5 ideas linked to your brain:
Action words: “When I change my thoughts, I change my life.”
Activity: Meditation. As it promotes concentration, it is a sure way to increase your brain power. Just a few minutes a day are enough for noticeable improvements.
Food: Blueberries. Because they are high in antioxidants, they help protect the brain and improve brain function.
Color: Indigo. Associated to the third-eye chakra, located between the eyebrows, behind the forehead, it is a part of the brain that can be made more powerful through meditation, and leads to greater awareness.
Sounds: Tibetan singing bowls. Listening to recordings of these sounds engages our relaxation reflex and can help to induce a deep meditative state.
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Self Motivation

4 Steps to Healthier Behavior

Occasional rewards can help you stay on track when you’re working hard to make positive behavior changes. Here are steps you can take

Jump to: Motivate Yourself Reward Balance Self-Reinforcement Positive Activities

If you’re trying to lose weight, get fit, reduce stress or anxiety, stay sober, or manage any type of health condition, you know how much work it takes to change old, ingrained habits, set new goals, and commit to healthier behaviors. Ending old, ingrained habits and committing to healthier ones—like eating better, exercising more and following your doctor’s advice for better mental health—can be challenging to say the least and oftentimes it’s just plain hard to stay motivated. 

Reaching your goals and  feeling a sense of achievement are certainly the ultimate rewards, but as you’re striving to get there, the intangible reward of better health may not be enough motivation for you to keep up the good work.

“Most of us could use some tangible rewards from time to time, something to provide a lift and keep us going,” says Katrina Firlik, MD, chief medical officer of HealthPrize Technologies and author of Another Day in the Frontal Lobe: A Brain Surgeon Exposes Life on the Inside. “That’s especially true when the work we’re doing to stay healthy is difficult and seemingly never ends.”

One way to stay on track is to give yourself an occasional reward, something to mark milestones and celebrate the positive changes you’re making, big and small. Here are some ideas.

#1. Motivate Yourself from Inside and Out

Mental health experts use the terms intrinsic (internal) and extrinsic (external) when describing motivations to act. Intrinsic motivation comes from within yourself, and often requires no more reward other than performing the act itself. Extrinsic motivation comes from somewhere outside of the act itself.

Think about it in terms of artistic endeavors. Your motivation is intrinsic if you find great enjoyment in painting a picture or writing a poem. At the same time, if your poem is going to be published, or your painting purchased, those are extrinsic motivations. In the same vein, many people find great satisfaction in helping others through volunteer work, participating in athletic events, or pursuing a career in a field of interest, regardless of the pay scale. If you are internally motivated to do something, there is often no need and no particular benefit to an external reward, because that internal reward of personal satisfaction is enough. 

#2. Find Your Reward Balance

Life is a balancing act, however, and most people have both internal and external motivations for their choices and behaviors. And most people need, expect, and are motivated by the prospect of some type of reward for their hard work. You need to get paid, even if you love your job. You need to see results if you are making difficult changes in your lifestyle in order to lose weight, get fit, stay sober, or otherwise improve yourself.

When it comes to self-improvement, you already know good physical and mental health is your best reward, but you probably also know that it hasn’t always been enough to sustain your best efforts to change. You need more incentives along the way, something to help you stick with it. It can be as simple as remembering to pat yourself on the back or buying yourself a fun new pen, any small thing that feels positive and makes you feel good.Article continues below

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“When it comes to reinforcing new health-related behaviors, like taking a daily blood pressure pill, for instance, drawing on intrinsic motivation can be difficult, even though avoiding a stroke or heart attack should be reward enough,” says Dr. Firlik. “That’s when external rewards can be particularly helpful, especially in the beginning when you are first establishing a new habit.” Consider treating yourself to a frivolous gift from the pharmacy whenever you’re there on time to refill your prescription, she suggests, something like a fun magazine or a special bar of soap. 

#3. Practice Self-Reinforcement

To help make positive self-reward work for you, make a list of things, big and small, that you will truly find rewarding. Keep that list handy so that every time you accomplish even the smallest thing, every time you meet a short-term goal, you can refer to your list. Rewards can be material things or activities. The best reward is one that brings you closer to your goal, like new workout gear when you’re trying to get fit. It’s important to reward yourself only when you’ve earned it, and to match the size of the reward with the size of your accomplishment, so you don’t run out of positive reinforcers and always have something to work towards, something to look forward to.

It’s also important not to choose rewards that could sabotage your long-term goals. If you’re in the process of losing weight, for instance, and you want to reward yourself for practicing portion control all week, it may not be a good idea (yet) to take yourself out to eat at a favorite restaurant. Instead, choose something non-edible, like an inexpensive new scarf or belt or other clothing accessory. On the other hand, if you are at a point where you can be satisfied with just a small serving of ice cream, or any small snack, lose the idea of “forbidden foods” and go ahead and give yourself an edible reward from time to time.

As you sense that your small accomplishments and changes in behavior are becoming permanent new habits, you can give yourself bigger and more trivial rewards. Buy yourself flowers, special beauty or grooming products, a massage, or a piece of jewelry. Take a day off from work for no reason other than to catch up with yourself. When your new habits are firmly entrenched, you can look forward to bigger rewards, like a a more expensive piece of clothing than you would normally buy for yourself or perhaps a long-dreamed of trip abroad. 

#4. Choose Positive Activities

“You may find after time that you need fewer material rewards and more positive, routine activities to distract you from negative feelings and help you stay on your chosen path,” suggests Dr. Firlik. That’s good news! A positive diversion can be a new hobby, a new way to exercise, a group or club you’d like to join, a continuing ed class you now have time to attend. Smaller diversions can also help you stay on track whenever you’re feeling bored, upset or a little down. Again, keep a list of activities that you can refer to when you think your emotions are about to get the best of you and you need to focus your mind on something else. Some ideas include writing in a journal, calling a friend, taking a walk, listening to music, washing your car or your dog, or taking a trip to the library or a local museum or gallery. These small diversions can help change your perspective and tide you over until the negativity passes.

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How to Stay Mentally Healthy When Dealing With a Sociopath/Psychopath!

Working alongside a toxic person will take a toll on your psychological well-being. These strategies can reduce the damage.

While not every charming person you meet will be a sociopath, if you feel like you’re being manipulated, gaslighted, or otherwise messed with by an exceedingly lovely (read: cunning) person, it is possible you’re becoming the victim of a sociopath’s mind games. Or, at the very least, you’re being strung along by someone with those tendencies. This can be an incredibly disorienting experience, whether it’s happening in your relationship, at work, or in a friendship. So the more you know about sociopaths, and the faster you can get out of manipulative situations, the better.

But first, what, exactly, is a true sociopath? “A sociopath falls into the category of cluster-B personality disorders,” therapist Rev. Sheri Heller, LCSW, tells Bustle, adding that they’re similar to psychopaths, but tend to be less savvy and less polished — and thus easier to identify.

That doesn’t mean, however, that they can’t put you through the proverbial ringer. “Sociopaths are master manipulators and have a way of controlling others around them,” NYC-based therapist Kimberly Hershenson, LMSW, tells Bustle. “The way you dress to who you associate with can all be influenced by a sociopath,” without you even realizing it.

To help keep yourself out of toxic situations, here are some mind games sociopaths play, and other ways to spot them, according to experts.

1. They’re A Little Too Charming 

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A classic trait of sociopaths it that they “use charm and manipulation in order to get what they want,” board-certified psychiatrist Dr. Susan L. Edelman, tells Bustle. So if you’re speaking to one, it might feel as if they’re being a little too nice.

They have mastered the art of charming people to get their way. But one way to spot a lack of genuine kindness is to think about how it makes you feel. “At first, you may feel charmed,” Dr. Edelman says, “while later you’ll feel scared or confused.”

It’s important to trust your gut, especially when it comes to meeting new people. If someone is “too” charming or nice, you may want to learn a bit more about them, and take everything they say with a grain of salt.

2. They Show Zero Remorse

Let’s say you were to catch a sociopath in a lie. While most people would admit their wrongdoing and apologize, a true sociopath might go to great lengths to convince you you’re wrong.

“Over time, you’ll notice that this person is very comfortable lying to people and has little or no empathy for other’s feelings,” Dr. Edelman says. “They also don’t show remorse when they hurt others as they have no conscience.”

That’s why, even if you call them out on their lie, or tell them how much the lie affected you, it won’t necessarily stop them from telling a lie again. And they certainly won’t truly care about the negative impact they had.

3. They Blame You For Everything

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If you’re being blamed for everything — for example, a partner always tells you arguments are 100 percent your fault — consider it a red flag. As Heller says, “If the sociopath is psychologically savvy, [they] may use psychological concepts to innocently pathologize the target and characterize [them] as the unintentional instigator.”

In other words, when dealing with a sociopath, nothing will ever be their fault. They prefer to blame and manipulate others, instead of owning — or apologizing for — their mistakes.

4. They Try To Confuse You

One way sociopaths are able to manipulate others is by confusing them, and twisting words in their favor — all so they can get their way. For example, “a sociopath might say something, then insist he didn’t say it,” therapist Karen R. Koenig, MEd, LCSW, tells Bustle.

As a partner, a sociopath might deny that they admitted a fear and accuse you of making it up, Koenig says. As a boss, they might claim credit for your successful work. As a coworker, they might spread a rumor about you and act shocked when it comes back around to them.

These are examples of a sociopath confusing those they interact with, as a form of manipulation.

5. They Seem To Enjoy Messing With Your Head

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A sociopath will show no remorse while messing with your head — and they may even seem to enjoy doing so.

As an example, Koenig says they might insist you speak your mind to a friend, and then when your friend becomes offended, they’ll act sympathetic and take your side and say how awfully the friend treated you. This is one way a sociopath’s manipulative behavior may play out. But unfortunately, there are many others.

That’s why it’s so important to recognize signs you’re dealing with a sociopath, so you don’t get caught up in their games.

6. They Gaslight You 

In a similar vein, if you feel like you can’t “win” an argument with someone, no matter what you say or how reasonable you’re being, it could be of sign of gaslighting— which is a tactic many sociopaths use in order to confuse their victims.

“Gaslighters manipulate your words then use them against you, so you end up saying, ‘But I didn’t mean…’ and keep trying to defend yourself,” Koenig says. “The goal is to invalidate you and make you question your sanity.”

This, again, puts them in a position of power, which is right where sociopaths like to be.

7. They’re A Little Bit Threatening 


In an effort to control you, a sociopath might even dish out a threat or two. “Sociopaths often use threats to keep you in their control, such as threats of suicide or saying ‘you’ll be sorry’ for your behavior,” Hershenson says.

They also might give off a threatening vibe because they aren’t being genuine. It can be difficult to spot someone who’s lying or manipulating those around them, and sometimes it’s just all about their “vibe.” If something feels negative, there’s a good chance it is. 

8. They Flatter You Endlessly

A sociopath will likely do whatever they can to win you over, and often that means dishing out compliments and flattering remarks. But if you know what to look for, you may be able to spot these compliments as disingenuous.

“Compliments feel good, but [a sociopath’s] flattery feels like too much,” Hershenson says. “Instead of saying they enjoy being with you, a sociopath might say, ‘You are the most amazing person I’ve ever met and I can’t imagine life without you,’ even though you’ve only known them a short time.”

Again, it’s all about trusting your gut. If a person or situation seems too good to be true, they may not be someone you want to get too close to.

9. They Lie And Cheat

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Casual and blatant, yet totally incessant lying is a huge sign of sociopathy, and especially so when the lies are helping the person reach an important goal.

“Someone who has sociopathic tendencies has a lack of remorse or regard for others,” Dr. Joshua Klapow, clinical psychologist and host of The Web radio show, tells Bustle. “They are driven by what gets them towards a goal, and they are not going to play by the same rules of morality and ‘right and wrong’ as you are.”

When it comes to sociopaths, they aren’t going to follow usual codes of conduct, and might give off weird vibes as a result.

10. They Justify Breaking The Law

Because sociopaths (and even people with sociopathic tendencies) can only focus on themselves and their own needs, they rarely think twice before breaking the law. And in the process, they may even try to cover it up by manipulating your reaction.

“They will break rules and laws with strong justification and try to make you believe that if you can’t see how it is OK, something is wrong with you,” Dr. Klapow says. Asociopath will never admit that they did something wrong, or that they’re flawed in any way. If breaking a law benefits them, that’s all they’ll focus on.

11. They’ll Seem Oh So Very Sincere

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The tricky thing with sociopaths, is they’re really good at lying, and thus really good at coming off as totally sincere when trying to get their way. Unfortunately, this can include using their talents to come off as genuine — even when they really aren’t.

“They can be quite sophisticated in their approach,” Dr. Klapow says. “You may feel they are being sincere and then turn around and find out they have manipulated your good will and trust. Lying, manipulation, and seduction to get you connected with them are all games the sociopath will play.”

12. They Treat You Differently

“If they seem to be engaging you deeply and emotionally, but have a bad reputation with others, these are all warning signs,” Dr. Klapow says. You might, for example, notice that someone is disliked at work, but for some reason they’re super sweet to you.

“Keep your eyes open and focused not just on how they are treating you and what your interactions with them are like, but how do others see them,” Dr. Klapow says. This can be a big clue, and it can help you see past their veneer.

13. Something “Doesn’t Feel Right”


When dealing with a sociopath, you might not be able to put your finger on what, exactly, is “off” about them. But that feeling, that gut instinct that something’s wrong, will likely still be there.

“With a sociopath, that ‘something is not right’ feeling could be your first and only warning sign,” Dr. Klapow says. “Trust it.”

Because if something feels strange, and you think you’re being lied to, manipulated, or gaslighted, that very well may be true. And when it comes to sociopaths, this is what they’re skill at doing. Anyone can get caught up in a sociopath’s toxicity, but being able to spot the signs can make it easier to keep yourself safe.

When people think of a psychopath, they often conjure up images of serial killers. And while most serial killers likely are psychopaths, many more psychopaths aren’t murderers. In fact, research over the past couple of decades reveals that some psychopaths are successful professionals who excel in the workplace.

Unfortunately, that means there’s a chance you might find yourself working next to a psychopath. And while a psychopathic co-worker might not pose any physical danger to you, there certainly is a big emotional risk.

Dealing with a workplace psychopath can take a toll on your psychological well-being. And it could hurt your career if you’re not careful. Learning how to spot a workplace psychopath and understanding how to deal with one can reduce some of the damage.

How to Spot a Successful Psychopath

2010 study published in the Journal of Research and Personality titled “The Search of the Successful Psychopath” examined what separates psychopaths who become criminals from psychopaths who succeed in business.

Researchers concluded that successful psychopaths share the same core features as other psychopaths. They’re arrogant, dishonest, and callous. They experience little remorse, minimize self-blame, exploit people, and exhibit shallow affect.

What made successful psychopaths different was their level of conscientiousness. Psychopaths who become criminals rank low in this personality trait. Successful psychopaths, however, rank higher in conscientiousness.

Ranking higher in conscientiousness means that successful psychopaths are less impulsive, negligent, and irresponsible than the psychopaths who live a life of crime. That doesn’t mean successful psychopaths are always law-abiding citizens, however. They just might be smart enough not to get caught.

Psychopaths are most often male. But that doesn’t mean you’ll never encounter a female psychopath. Although they’re not as common, they do exist and they can be just as harmful as male psychopaths.

Why Psychopaths Sometimes Succeed in the Workplace

Psychologists estimate 1 percent of the population meets the criteria for psychopathy. Yet about 3 percent of business leaders may be psychopaths. By comparison, an estimated 15 percent of prison inmates are estimated to be psychopaths.

So why would a disproportionate number of business leaders be psychopaths? Researchers suspect their characteristics and behavior may give them some competitive advantages in the workplace.

For example, they’re quite charming. That can come in quite handy when someone is looking to network with powerful people.

They also have a grandiose sense of self. When they say they can skyrocket the company to new heights, they believe it. And they often convince others that they’re capable and competent too.

They’re also good at manipulating people. They know how to use guilt and flattery to get what they want.

How to Deal With a Psychopath

Whether you’re convinced your boss is a psychopath or you’re concerned your colleague is a psychopath, there’s a good chance that you’ve encountered at least one psychopath in the workplace.

Switching teams, changing departments, or finding a new job altogether may not feel like an option. But it’s best to avoid psychopaths whenever possible because working alongside a toxic person will take a toll on your psychological well-being.

If you must deal with a psychopath, try these five strategies:

1. Keep Your Emotions in Check 

No matter how frustrated or upset you feel, keep your emotions in check. Losing your cool gives a psychopath more power over you, as he’ll see that he can manipulate your emotions. Present a calm demeanor at all times.  

2. Don’t Show That You’re Intimidated

Psychopaths often use intimidation to control others. A psychopath may make subtle threats, stand over you while you’re talking, or use aggressive language to get you to back down. Stand your ground in an assertive manner, and report incidents of bullying or harassment to human resources.

3. Don’t Buy Into Their Stories

Psychopaths often use long-winded tales to paint themselves as victims. They often blame other people and refuse to take any responsibility for their wrongdoing. Showing sympathy for them plays into their hand, so keep discussions centered on facts only.

4. Turn the Conversation Back on Them

Pointing out a psychopath’s flaws can be the best way to disarm them. So when a psychopath blames someone else, turn the conversation back on them. Say something like, “Are you doing OK today? I saw how you responded in the meeting today and I wonder if you might be stressed out.”

5. Opt for Online Communication Whenever You Can

2016 study published in Personality and Individual Differences found that psychopaths excel at negotiating when they’re communicating face-to-face. Online conversations make it difficult–if not impossible–for them to charm their way into a better deal. So consider requesting all communication occur via email if you can.  

Build Your Mental Strength 

If you can’t escape daily interaction with a psychopath, it’s especially important to work on building your mental muscles. Get proactive about taking care of yourself and managing your stress.

If you’re struggling, consider talking to a mental health professional. It’s difficult to stay mentally strong when you’re working alongside a toxic person. 

Anorexia AND overcoming it

A typically healthy person may have difficulty understanding someone who is suffering from anorexia. – After all, why would anyone want to consciously starve themselves? It’s critical, then, that an understanding of the way anorexia manipulates the mind and cause issues with body image acceptance, be achieved in order to better understand such patients. Developing an understanding also helps avoid pushing them even further into their illness.

Anyone suffering from issues stemming from body image acceptance has difficulty correlating the person they see in the mirror with the person they see in their head. The version of themselves that exists internally will override even the direst physical issues, issues that are obvious to everyone but them. Whether it is because of a need to exert control over at least one aspect of their lives or because they feel the need for approval, the nature of the eating disorder quickly overtakes a person through an obsession with their weight, the calories they consume and the amount of exercise they perform. This obsession becomes the cornerstone of an individual with anorexia. Other activities and interests fall by the wayside.

Anorexia leads sufferers to believe that even healthy foods are bad for them, even if there is no logical evidence to support these beliefs. In fact there can be nothing but evidence to the contrary, but the person suffering from anorexia does not listen to reason and will assert their irrational claims regardless. This disease twists even the most logical arguments a loved one can pose – and the person suffering from this disease will become more obstinate the harder they are pressed.

They can even begin to notice their body’s cries for help – weakness, fatigue, feeling faint – and interpret them as positive, even desirable. Instead of reading these as signs that they need to care for themselves, they strive for these symptoms and will associate them with success.

It’s key to remember that although expressions of concern are natural, a person suffering from anorexia can interpret these expressions as positive reinforcement. Just as feeling faint and looking gaunt are something to strive for, hearing others express concern only seems to reinforce that individual’s belief that they are succeeding.

Because anorexia is so all consuming, it cannot be effectively treated by the average person. Medical supervision, along with therapy to assess and treat the root causes of the disease and its effects on the brain are necessary if a person suffering from this disease is to recover.

Mental health refers to our cognitive, behavioral, and emotional wellbeing – it is all about how we think, feel, and behave. The term ‘mental health‘ is sometimes used to mean an absence of a mental disorder. Mental health can affect daily life, relationships, and even physical health.

The Three Main Laws of Conscious Creation

  • There are three main laws for conscious creation. They are the law of attraction, the law of detachment and the law of God Action. When you know these three laws, you’ll be able to create your perfect reality like a master. This trinity of laws form the perfect creation of all reality. You would experience what you would call the perfect life by using these three laws together.
  • Perfection is the result of the perfect working of universal forces. Perfect understanding of universal forces enables perfect reality creation.

  • The law of attraction states that energy attracts like energy, and what you focus your mind on is what you attract. Knowing the law of attraction is the first step that turns you into a conscious creator of your reality. You know that you create everything with the power of intention.
  • You become conscious of how everything you experience is created by you. With the awareness of this universal law, you become awakened and live life like a lucid dreamer. You are creating consciously instead of unconsciously.
    The law of detachment states that creation is free to be worked on by the universal mind when you mentally and emotionally detach from your intention. Knowing this law enables you to allow your creation work to happen without sabotaging it.
  • Spirit is free and unbounded, therefore when you let go of your intention, you are expressing your true nature as a free spirit. By resonating as your true self, you allow it to carry out the work of creation fully. Detachment allows your creation work to happen unhindered.

  • The law of God Action states that it is the universe itself that is creating through you. Knowing this law enables you to allow all your creation work to be guided by a higher power. You know that your existence in this dimension is simply a channel for the universal mind to express itself through. Your personal creation is meant to be a portion of the universal creation that is in progress. When you create from this level, your intentions are in alignment with your higher self, therefore everything works out perfectly.

  • Awareness of each of these laws enables you to be conscious on a certain level. Those who know the law of attraction without knowing the law of detachment will wonder why their intentions keep failing to manifest. They are not conscious that they are getting in the way by interfering too much with the manifestation process. Being aware of the law of detachment enables you to be conscious that it is not your conscious mind but your subconscious mind that creates. Your creation becomes more effortless.

  • Those who know the law of attraction and law of detachment without knowing the law of God Action will wonder why certain things are still not happening for them. They’re not conscious that everything is really going their way in the higher scheme of things. Being aware of the law of God Action enables you to be conscious that the work of creation is taking place through you from a higher level of reality. Everything is happening in accordance with divine order and timing. Your creation operation becomes perfect.

  • Understanding each law gives you better understanding of the other laws, because these three laws function as one. Everything is really the law of attraction. When you do not detach, you are attracting both your desire and the absence of it. When you have an intention to create something, you are simultaneously creating the absence of it. Because if it already existed, you wouldn’t be intending to create it. Detachment resolves the duality by letting go of the intention while still attracting it into manifestation.

  • Knowing that everything is God in Action enables you to understand the truth about detachment. When you detach, you let go and let God take over. The intention of your higher self is communicated to you through your heart’s desire. Focusing on your true desire instead of your fear attracts it to you. You then detach from the intention and turn it over again to your higher self. All true intentions come from your higher self and return to your higher self to be worked on. All that you have to do is be in alignment.

  • You sometimes attract what you do not think you are intending because it is the result of the intentions of your higher self. The law of attraction is always functioning in perfect harmony with the law of God action. Whatever that you or your higher self is intending is always attracted into your life.
  • The intentions of your higher self are the primary attracting power. Your higher self works everything out for you. Detachment is for the purpose of surrendering to your higher self as well as divine order and timing.

  • Be, do and have. Everything that you have is the result of what you attracted. Creation follows a rhythm of doing and non-doing. You mentally act when you intend, and you mentally rest when you detach. Everything that you do or intend comes from a place of being when you are following your heart’s desire.
  • Understanding the three laws is how you are able to be, do and have according to universal harmony and perfection. Be first, then do and have. Be inspired, then intend and detach, and have fulfillment.
    You create everything that you experience whether consciously or unconsciously.
  • Knowledge is awareness and the more you have it, the more of a conscious creator you will be. Your level of awareness determines your level of reality creation. Knowing the law of attraction is the first level of being a conscious creator. Knowing the law of detachment is the next level. Knowing the law of God Action is the highest level of all. When you know all the three laws, you can create your reality perfectly at all levels.

8 Proven Psychic Spiritual Senses & 5 steps to Healing Yourself


  1. Activate Your Spiritual Senses.
  2. Find Blockages In your Energetic Body
  3. Cut or Disintegrate Blockages
  4. Remove Blockages
  5. Refuel with Healing and Loving Energy

If you follow these steps, your energy will be clear on a constant basis. Your day to day quality of life will be much better.


For more than a decade, heart disease and cancer have claimed the first and second spots respectively as the leading causes of deaths in America. Together, the two causes are responsible for 46 percentTrusted Source of deaths in the United States.

Combined with the third most common cause of death — chronic lower respiratory diseases — the three diseases account for halfTrusted Source of all deaths in the United States.

For more than 30 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been collecting and examining causes of death. This information helps researchers and doctors understand if they need to address growing epidemics in healthcare.

The numbers also help them understand how preventive measures may help people live longer and healthier lives.

The top 12 causes of death in the United States account for more than 75 percent of all deaths. Learn about each of the main causes and what can be done to prevent them.

The following data is taken from the CDC’s 2017 reportTrusted Source.

1. Heart disease

Number of deaths per year: 635,260

Percent of total deaths: 23.1 percent

More common among:

  • men
  • people who smoke
  • people who are overweight or obese
  • people with a family history of heart disease or heart attack
  • people over age 55

What causes heart disease?

Heart disease is a term used to describe a range of conditions that affect your heart and blood vessels. These conditions include:

Tips for prevention

Lifestyle changes can prevent many cases of heart disease, such as the following:

2. Cancer

Number of deaths per year: 598,038

Percent of total deaths: 21.7 percent

More common among: Each type of cancer has a specific set of risk factors, but several risk factors are common among multiple types. These risk factors include:

  • people of a certain age
  • people who use tobacco and alcohol
  • people exposed to radiation and a lot of sunlight
  • people with chronic inflammation
  • people who are obese
  • people with a family history of the disease

What causes cancer?

Cancer is the result of rapid and uncontrolled cell growth in your body. A normal cell multiplies and divides in a controlled manner. Sometimes, those instructions become scrambled. When this happens, the cells begin to divide at an uncontrolled rate. This can develop into cancer.

Tips for prevention

There’s no clear way to avoid cancer. But certain behaviors have been linked to increased cancer risk, like smoking. Avoiding those behaviors may help you cut your risk. Good changes to your behaviors include things like:

  • Maintain a healthy weight. Eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly.
  • Quit smoking and drink in moderation.
  • Avoid direct exposure to the sun for extended periods of time. Don’t use tanning beds.
  • Have regular cancer screenings, including skin checks, mammograms, prostate exams, and more.

3. Accidents (unintentional injuries)

Number of deaths per year: 161,374

Percent of total deaths: 5.9 percent

More common among:

  • men
  • people ages 1 to 44
  • people with risky jobs

What causes accidents?

Accidents lead to more than 28 millionTrusted Source emergency room visits each year. The three leading causes of accident-related death are:

  • unintentional falls
  • motor vehicle traffic deaths
  • unintentional poisoning deaths

Tips for prevention

Unintentional injuries may be the result of carelessness or a lack of careful action. Be aware of your surroundings. Take all proper precautions to prevent accidents or injuries.

If you hurt yourself, seek emergency medical treatment to prevent serious complications.

4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases

Number of deaths per year: 154,596

Percent of total deaths: 5.6 percent

More common among:

  • women
  • people over age 65
  • people with a history of smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke
  • people with a history of asthma
  • individuals in lower-income households

What causes respiratory diseases?

This group of diseases includes:

Each of these conditions or diseases prevents your lungs from working properly. They can also cause scarring and damage to the lung’s tissues.

Tips for prevention

Tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure are the primary factors in the development of these diseases. Quit smoking. Limit your exposure to other people’s smoke to reduce your risk.

See what readers had to say when asked for real and practical tips to help you quit smoking.

5. Stroke

Number of deaths per year: 142,142

Percent of total deaths: 5.18 percent

More common among:

What causes a stroke?

stroke occurs when the blood flow to your brain is cut off. Without oxygen-rich blood flowing to your brain, your brain cells begin to die in a matter of minutes.

The blood flow can be stopped because of a blocked artery or bleeding in the brain. This bleeding may be from an aneurysm or a broken blood vessel.

Tips for prevention

Many of the same lifestyle changes that can reduce your risk for heart disease can also reduce your risk for stroke:

  • Maintain a healthy weight. Exercise more and eat healthier.
  • Manage your blood pressure.
  • Stop smoking. Drink only in moderation.
  • Manage your blood sugar level and diabetes.
  • Treat any underlying heart defects or diseases.

6. Alzheimer’s disease

Number of deaths per year: 116,103

Percent of total deaths: 4.23 percent

More common among:

  • women
  • people over age 65 (the risk for Alzheimer’s doubles every five years after age 65)
  • people with a family history of the disease

What causes Alzheimer’s disease?

The cause of Alzheimer’s disease is unclear, but researchers and doctors believe a combination of a person’s genes, lifestyle, and environment impacts the brain over time. Some of these changes occur years, even decades, before the first symptoms appear.

Tips for prevention

While you can’t control your age or genetics, which are two of the most common risk factors for this disease, you can control certain lifestyle factors that may increase your risk for it by doing the following:

  • Exercise more often than not. Remain physically active throughout your life.
  • Eat a diet filled with fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, and reduced sugar.
  • Treat and monitor any other chronic diseases you have.
  • Keep your brain active with stimulating tasks like conversation, puzzles, and reading.

7. Diabetes

Number of deaths per year: 80,058

Percent of total deaths: 2.9 percent

More common among:

Type 1 diabetes is more commonly diagnosed in:

  • people with a family history of the disease, or a specific gene that increases the risk
  • children between the ages of 4 and 7
  • people living in climates farther away from the equator

Type 2 diabetes is more common among:

  • people who are overweight or obese
  • adults over age 45
  • people who have a family history of diabetes

What causes diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes occurs when your pancreas can’t produce enough insulin. Type 2 diabetesoccurs when your body becomes resistant to insulin or doesn’t make enough of it to control your blood sugar levels.

Tips for prevention

You can’t prevent type 1 diabetes. However, you may prevent type 2 diabetes with several lifestyle changes, like the following:

  • Reach and maintain a healthy weight.
  • Exercise for at least 30 minutes, five days a week.
  • Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins.
  • Have regular blood sugar checks if you have a family history of the disease.

8. Influenza and pneumonia

Number of deaths per year: 51,537

Percent of total deaths: 1.88 percent

More common among:

  • children
  • the elderly
  • people with chronic health conditions
  • pregnant women

What causes influenza and pneumonia?

Influenza (the flu) is a highly contagious viral infection. It’s very common during winter months. Pneumonia is an infection or inflammation of the lungs.

The flu is one of the leading causes of pneumonia. Find out how to determine if you have the flu or a cold.

Tips for prevention

Before flu season, people in the high-risk category can and should get a flu vaccine. Anyone else concerned about the virus should get one, too.

To prevent the spread of the flu, be sure to wash your hands well and avoid people who are sick.

Likewise, a pneumonia vaccine is available for people with a high risk of developing the infection.

9. Kidney disease

Number of deaths per year: 50,046

Percent of total deaths: 1.8 percent

More common among:

  • people with other chronic conditions, including diabetes, high blood pressure, and recurrent kidney infections
  • people who smoke
  • people who are overweight or obese
  • people with a family history of kidney disease

What causes kidney diseases?

The term kidney disease refers to three main conditions:

Each of these conditions is the result of unique conditions or diseases.

Nephritis (kidney inflammation) can result from an infection, a medication you’re taking, or an autoimmune disorder.

Nephrotic syndrome is a condition that causes your kidneys to produce high levels of protein in your urine. It’s often the result of kidney damage.

Nephrosis is a type of kidney disease that ultimately can lead to kidney failure. It’s also often the result of damage to the kidneys from either physical or chemical changes.

Tips for prevention

Like with many of the other leading causes of death, taking better care of your health can help you prevent kidney disease. Consider the following:

  • Eat a lower-sodium diet.
  • Stop smoking and drinking.
  • Lose weight if you’re overweight or obese, and maintain it.
  • Exercise for 30 minutes, five days a week.
  • Have regular blood and urine tests if you have a family history of the disease.

10. Suicide

Number of deaths per year: 44,965

Percent of total deaths: 1.64 percent

More common among:

  • men
  • people with brain injuries
  • people who have attempted suicide in the past
  • people with a history of depression and other mental health conditions
  • people who misuse alcohol or drugs

What causes suicide?

Suicide, or intentional self-harm, is death caused by a person’s own actions. People who die by suicide direct harm at themselves and die due to that harm. Almost 500,000Trusted Source people are treated in emergency rooms each year for self-inflected injuries.

Tips for prevention

Suicide prevention aims to help people find treatment that encourages them to end suicidal thoughts and start finding healthier ways to cope.

For many people, suicide prevention includes finding a support system of friends, family, and other people who’ve contemplated suicide. In some cases, medication and in-hospital treatment may be necessary.

If you’re thinking about harming yourself, consider contacting a suicide prevention hotline. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255. It offers 24/7 support. You can also review our mental health resources list for more information about ways to find help.

11. Septicemia

Number of deaths per year: 38,940

Percent of total deaths: 1.42 percent

More common among:

  • adults over age 75
  • young children
  • people with a chronic illness
  • people with an impaired immune system

What causes septicemia?

Septicemia is the result of a bacterial infection in the bloodstream. It’s sometimes called blood poisoning. Most cases of septicemia develop after an infection somewhere else in the body becomes severe.

Tips for prevention

The best way to prevent septicemia is to have any bacterial infections treated quickly and thoroughly. If you think you may have an infection, make an appointment with your doctor. Complete the full treatment regimen prescribed by your doctor.

Early and thorough treatment can help prevent the spread of any bacterial infection to the blood.

12. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis

Number of deaths per year: 38,170

Percent of total deaths: 1.39 percent

More common among:

What causes liver disease?

Both liver disease and cirrhosis are the result of liver damage.

Tips for prevention

If you feel you’re misusing alcohol, see a healthcare provider. They can help you get treatment. This may include a combination of:

  • detox
  • therapy
  • support groups
  • rehab

The longer and more you drink, the greater your risk for developing liver disease or cirrhosis.

Likewise, if you receive a diagnosis of hepatitis, follow your doctor’s instructions in treating the condition to prevent unnecessary liver damage.

Death rates that have decreased

Though it’s the most common cause, heart disease deaths have been falling over the last 50 years. However, in 2011, the number of deaths from heart disease began to slowly rise. Between 2011 and 2014, heart disease deaths rose 3 percentTrusted Source.

Deaths from influenza and pneumonia are also falling. According to the American Lung Association, deaths from the two diseases dropped an average of 3.8 percent per year since 1999.

Between 2010 and 2014, deaths from stroke dropped 11 percentTrusted Source.

This falling number of preventable deaths suggests that health awareness campaigns are hopefully increasing awareness of preventive measures people can take to live a longer, healthier life.

Rising death rates

The gap between heart disease and cancer was once much wider. Heart disease’s hold on the number one spot was wide and demanding.

Then, American health experts and doctors began encouraging Americans to curb smoking, and they started treating heart disease. Because of these efforts, the number of heart disease-related deaths has been falling over the last five decades. Meanwhile, the number of cancer-related deaths has been rising.

Just over 22,000 deaths separate the two causes today. Many researchers suspect cancer may overtake heart disease as the leading cause of death in coming years.

Accidental deaths are also on the rise. From 2010 to 2014, the number of accident-related deaths increased by 23 percentTrusted Source. This number is fueled largely by substance overdose deaths.

Leading causes of death worldwide

The list of leading causes of death worldwide shares many of the same causes with the U.S. list. These causes of death include:

  • heart disease
  • stroke
  • lower respiratory infections
  • COPD
  • lung cancer
  • diabetes
  • Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
  • diarrhea
  • tuberculosis
  • road injury


While you can’t prevent every cause of death, you can do a lot to lower your risks. Many of the leading causes of death, both in the United States and worldwide, are preventable with lifestyle changes.


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Feng Shui Rules

designing your own home, considering Feng Shui rules  is a crucial step in ensuring the good flow of energy. By taking into account these fundamental steps, you are essentially allowing positive energy to flow freely in your house. 

While there can be a lot of rules for Feng Shui itself, paying attention to the most crucial ones will get you off the good start. As you make sure that you don’t miss these important ones, your home itself will become a good nestling ground for positivity.

  1. Make use of the Bagua Map

Making use of the Bagua map is a step that you should never ignore or skip. Given that the elements and their necessary assignments are already pre-determined in Feng Shui, this map serves as your general blueprint in allowing positive energy in and keeping negative energy out. 

Simply put, the Bagua map assigns certain areas of your home as follows:

N – Fame, and Reputation

E – Children, Joy, and the Future

W – New Beginnings and Family

S – Career and Life Journey

NE – Marriage and Relationships

SE – Travel and Helpful Friends

SW – Knowledge, and Self-Cultivation

NW – Wealth and Prosperity

By placing certain items according to their particular areas, they can bring positive energy to your home. Inversely, wrong placement of things can lead to the blockage of positive energy. 

  2. Take time to Understand the Feng Shui Elements

Included in the Bagua, understanding Feng Shui rules  is also a key part of interpreting them correctly. By knowing the value and function of each element, you’ll gain a better idea of how to utilize them in attracting the kind of energy that you want. 

In this case, there are 5 basic Feng Shui Elements, namely: 

Fire – creates the earth, and is tasked to govern our emotions. 

Earth – eventually becomes metal; is responsible for our nourishment and stability. 

Metal – produces water; governs our intellect and productivity.

Water – nourishes wood; is responsible for our spirit.

Wood – feeds fire; is responsible for our growth.

feng sui rules

By taking into account these 5 Feng Shui elements, we can think of whether or not the things that we’ll be placing in our home necessarily matches the kind of energy that we want to bring in. Instead of simply guessing, these first two tips lay-out properly what we need to do and consider when making a decision for our home. 

3. Pay attention to Colors

While they are often perceived from their aesthetic value, colors in themselves also share the same meaning with their respective elements. As each element presents a different vibe or energy to your house, it necessitates that you pair a particular color with it. 

For instance, decorating in pairs will bring you good luck with your marriage and relationships. But paying attention to where you place it affects its effectiveness. Following the previous points, you should place this on the northeast portion of your room as this one is the center of such. 

But on top of that, the color scheme that you’re picking will also affect the result. For instance, picking a pair of black mandarin ducks doesn’t seem as lively or good bearing compared to picking a pair of pillows with shades of pink and red. 

As colors affect our psychology and the overall flow of energy, paying attention to colors is an indispensable tip in moving forward. 

4. Be particular on Furniture Placement

As a culmination of the previously stated fundamentals, being particular on furniture placement is the ultimate key to allow positive energy in. If you look at the basic principles of Feng Shui, it seeks to not only utilize geomancy but also positive reinforcement. 

By creating conditions that inspire us in certain areas of our life, we prevent ourselves from subconsciously absorbing negative energies. In this case, one example that we can point to is the placement of one’s bed. 

Following Feng Shui, placing your bed beside a wall creates bad luck for relationships. As it traps negative energy, it also prevents your partner from getting off the other side. Thus, this creates unnecessary annoyances and quarrels during the night. 

With this principle, we have to take note that each furniture with a particular color must be placed accordingly. 

5. Cleanliness and Tidiness is key

Last but not least, this simple tip is similar to the 4th one. In Feng Shui, a clean home allows positive energy in, while keeping negative energy out. As such, when you leave your home in a dirty state, negative energy is stored within the corners of your home. 

Physically, the manifestations of such energy can be in forms of accumulated dust. Affecting not only your luck but also your psyche, doesn’t it make sense to clean such? Nevertheless, paying attention to this tip ensures that your home welcomes new and positive things in life. 

Final Word

By taking into consideration these Feng Shui tips, it becomes a lot easier for you to attract and manifest positive energy in your home. Instead of accidentally mis-arranging it, paying attention to Feng Shui reinforces positivity and good health as it ensures that everything is in order. 

With that, one point here is how Feng Shui ensures that everything is harmonious. By creating harmony in one’s home, it follows suit that the result will also be good for us. Balancing internal and external energies, Feng Shui is definitely one of the best practices that you can implement with the help of these 5 simple rules!

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Laura Zukerman

Owner and Founder At The Goddess Bibles A Memoir By Laura Zukerman

Becoming Your Inner Goddess

Goddess on Fire


1 – Introduction To Personal Numerology
How can you use numerology to find out more about you? What are core numbers?
What are master numbers?
How to reduce numbers in Numerology.
2 – The Meaning Behind The Master Numbers
How master numbers influence your life Master number 11
Master number 22
Master number 33
3 – Your Life Path Number
How to find your life path number
How your life path number influences your life
4 – Your Expression Number
How to find your expression number.
How your expression number influences your life.
5 – Your Heart’s Desire Number
How to find your heart’s desire number
How your heart’s desire number influences your life.
6 – Your Birth Date Number
How to find your birth date number
How your birth date number influences your life.
7 – Your Personality Number
How to find your personality number. How your personality influences your life.
8 – The General Meanings For Each Number

Number 1 Qualities Number 2 Qualities Number 3 Qualities Number 4 Qualities Number 5 Qualities Number 6 Qualities Number 7 Qualities Number 8 Qualities Number 9 Qualities Number 11 Qualities Number 22 Qualities Number 33 Qualities

Introduction To Personal Numerology
Numerology is a study of numbers, but it’s much more fun to study than mathematics! At least in our opinion. It’s based on the idea that numbers are the foundation of the entire universe and everything in existence!
It’s a perfect way to apply logic and purpose to what seems to those who are not aware to be random.
You see, those who think that there is no logic to everything that exists are blind to the precise order of the universe, and you only need to look toward science to see evidence of how order defines nature.
Numbers hold an energetic meaning, a vibration which is how we can understand the world through numerology. When we understand what numbers mean, we can then apply them to help us find out more about the hidden world that surrounds us.
Which means that we can also use numerology as a process of individuation. To help us uncover more about ourselves that we may not have realized before, or that will help us to accept aspects of our ‘self’ that we may have been trying to change, deny or reject when we just needed to learn how to work with it.
How Can You Use Numerology To Find Out More About Yourself?
We are born with numbers that are represented in our birthdate, and we are assigned a name which also holds a numerological value. It’s common for Numerologists to believe that we all that the perfect name that carries us through life with its energetic value. This is because there is a formula to break our name down into numbers which we can then assign meaning to, which will give us incredible information about who we are and how we will experience life.
Numerology, like Astrology, can help us discover more about our inner selves and life experiences.

Each letter in your name is associated with a numerical value and then when you reduce the numbers in your name to a single digit number or master number and in a similar way you can analyze your birth date.
Personal numerology focus on three crucial factors about you:
● The moment of your birth.
● Your formal name
● Any nicknames you go by or name changes you have had.
By looking at these aspects about you and applying them to a number (no pun intended) of different core numerological assessments you can find out your ‘core numbers.’ It’s these core numbers that can tell us so much about the essential aspects of our life so that we can learn what makes us unique, and they are also the fun parts of Numerology!
What Are Core Numbers?
Core numbers essentially make up your numerology, in some ways, it’s similar to your astrological chart, which also holds the secrets of you. Both will help you uncover your ‘self’ in different ways.
There are five core numbers that make up your numerology which are;
● Your Life Path Number
● Your Expression Number
● Your Personality Number
● Your Heart’s Desire Number
● Your Birth Day Number
And in this article, we are going to learn more about all of these core numbers so that at the end you will be able to understand more about who you are and what challenges you might face.

What Are Master Numbers?
In numerology, all numbers are considered significant, but three numbers are considered to be extremely important because their energy is incredibly powerful. These are called ‘the master numbers.’
While most numbers in numerology are reduced down to their single figure unless it is a master number (we cover reducing numbers next). In which case the master number is considered in its own right, and particular attention is applied to these numbers. If you have master numbers anywhere in your core numbers, you’ll know about it!
We discuss this in more detail further on in this article. But for now, the three master numbers are;
● 11 ● 22 ● 33
How To Reduce Numbers In Numerology
In numerology, for most numbers, a double, or even quadruple number is always added together to reduce it down to a single digit number (between 1-9).
This occurs with all numbers except for the three master numbers (11, 22, 33) if the circumstance in which they appear holds enough power to create a master number.

The difficulty is in knowing when to reduce down a master number and when not to. There is plenty of study material on this to be found, but for this e-book, we will focus on the topics we are covering here.
The most important thing to remember is that a month or a day does not hold the power of a master number, for if it did, there’d be chaos on the 11th and 22nd of each month and in every November! The cycles repeat too frequently to be a master number but a year will hold enough power.
There is an exception to this rule is in the calculation of the LIfe Path and Birth Day numbers because they are core numbers and more static – they don’t change with the cycles of life they stay with you for life which gives them the power of a master number.
Some letters hold master numbers – the K (as the 11th number) and V (as the 22nd number).
You’ll learn more about how to put this together further on in the article and each section will show you how to break down your numbers to find your core number for each section as we move through this e-book.

The Meaning Behind The Master Numbers
How Master Numbers Influence Your Life
The three Master numbers have profound energy and meaning, and when they appear in your chart, they can highlight the opportunity for growth but also propensity toward difficulty so that growth can be attained.
This is ironic because most people believe that if you have master numbers in your core numbers that it’s something great – but greatness doesn’t come without challenge and experience.
When you study the master numbers that might pop up in your core numbers, they’ll help you to understand what obstacles and challenges you might experience and what qualities you might need to develop to overcome them. It will take some grit to master these qualities, but you wouldn’t have the numbers in your chart if you were not capable of finding the resources you need to master these challenges (hence why they are called master numbers).
Here are the meanings of each master number.
Master number 11
The number 11 is instinctive, it represents instinct, and it’s highly intuitive – it’s the most intuitive of all numbers. The number 11 reflects your connection to your unconscious, insight, gut feelings and inner knowing.
People with the master number 11 can be shy and also show nervous or stressed energy but that is often balanced out by their inspiration and charisma, but this conflict between two opposing energies can create both conflict and dynamism!

If you have the number 11 in your core numbers, you’ll need to be focused on concrete goals because if you don’t, you are likely to start experiencing fear and anxiety.
The number 11 is incredibly powerful but highly destructive, particularly concerning self-sabotage if it’s not used properly.
So if you find that you have the master number 11 in your core numbers, it’s important to do your best to tap into it and use it to your advantage, so that you can create spiritual evolution or personal power. It’s also important to listen to and follow your instincts, let your inner voice guide you, for it will push you toward spiritual and personal growth and create much-needed stability (even if your instincts push against the ‘norm’).
The number 11 also represents psychics, clairvoyants, faith, and prophecy.
Master Number 22
The Master number 22 is more powerful than any other number (which is why it’s often referred to as the ‘master builder’). I
If you have the master number 22 in your core numbers, you’ll find that you are capable of building the world. You literally can take an idea and turn it into reality. You will be a doer and will get things done. Which means that you have incredible potential for success.
The master number 22 is ambitious and disciplined number which is a potent combination.
People with the number 22 in their core numbers often have great confidence and important leadership qualities.

Not all people who have the number 22 in their chart notice their own potential the complexity of the number means that it’s possible to be that brilliant person who is not living up to their potential.
If you have 22 in your core numbers, you are capable of greatness, but you need to avoid shying away from opportunities and take it step by step without applying too much pressure. As long as you have a concrete goal and you make consistent small steps toward attaining it, then you can move the world. This is your greatest challenge – the challenge of moving forward without pressure or fear in a steady progressive way.
You have the potential to change the world for the better if only you’d either get moving or slow down!
Master number 33
Those with the master number 33 in their charts certainly know how to shake things up, it’s the master teacher and is all master numbers combined!
If you have the master number 33 in your core numbers, you won’t have a personal agenda your focus will be on humanitarian issues and beyond.
You move beyond practicality; you’ll have incredible knowledge and the ability to share such knowledge in a way that inspires others.
A person who has the master number 33 in their charts is a profound and rare sight and is only relevant if it shows up in your core numbers, otherwise it will be weakened.

Your Life Path Number
Your life path number is the most critical number in your numerological chart. It helps you to understand the opportunities, lessons, challenges and the general theme that you will experience during your lifetime, and it will offer you plenty of insight into your character and how you respond to your experiences and challenges. It’s the blueprint for your life.
How to find your Life Path number
You can find your life path number from your date of birth. Simply because it never changes and incorporates everything about you (this notion is also endorsed through astrology too).
Here’s how you find it.

  1. Divideyourbirthdateintoit’snaturalsections;month,dayandyear for example if your birthdate is December 17th 1989:
  • Month: 12
  • Day: 17
  • Year: 1989
  1. Reduceeachsectionintoasingledigitnumber: – Month = 1+2=3
  • Day = 1+7 = 8
  • Year = 1+9+8+9 = 27 then 2+7=9
  1. Addallofthesingledigitnumbersfromyourbirthdatetogetherto find your life path number:
    3+8+9=20 then 2+0=2 Your life path number is 2. How Does Your Life Path Number Influence Your Life
    All you need to do now is look up the meaning of your life path number and start to become more familiar with who you are, keep on reading to find a brief outline of the meaning of each number to get you started. Your Expression number
    Your Expression number is based on the letters in your name. It uses the numbers that correspond to the letters and reveals your talents and abilities. The expression number is found by using the full name.
    If you change your name, you can use this to reveal what qualities you may now bring into your life, and what you will have left behind.
    How To Find Your Expression Number
    Your expression number is based on your full name, here’s how you can find your expression number:
  2. Writeoutyourfullnamegiventoyouatbirth,First,Middleand surname
    E.g if your name was John David Brown at birth that’s what you’d write
  3. Assignthenumericalvalueforeachlettertoyournamebasedon A=1 Z=26.
    For example;
    J=10, O=15, H=8, N=14
    D=4, A=1, V=22, I=9, D=4
    B=2, R=18, O=15, W=24, N=14
  4. Reduceeachletterdowntoitssinglevalue. For example;
    J=1, O=6, H=8, N=6
    D=4, A=1, V=4, I=9, D=4 B=2, R=9, O=6, W=6, N=5
  5. Reducethesinglevaluenumbersforeachnamedowntoit’ssingle value (if you meet a master number; 11,22,33 don’t reduce further).
    For example;
    John = 1+6+8+6 = 21, then 2+1 = 3
    David = 4+1+4+9+4 = 22, then 2+2 = 4
    Brown = 2+9+6+6+5 = 28, then 2+8 =10, then 1+0 = 1
  6. Addthefinalthreenumbers(ormoreifyouhavemorethanthree names)
    For example;
    3+4+1+ = 8
    John David Brown’s expression number is 8!
    How Your Expression Number Influences Your Life
    Your Expression number differs from your Life Path number because it highlights your strengths, talents and abilities and weaknesses as opposed to your life’s journey and lessons.
    It’s often referred to as the Destiny number because the way that you ‘express yourself’ forms the foundation for how you will move through your life path and what assets or challenges you will bring along naturally on your journey.
    Find out what your expression number means by looking up the meanings of each number below. Your Heart’s Desire Number
    You find your Heart’s Desire number buried inside your name; it’s hidden in the vowels of your name the subtle sounds almost reflect your hearts whispers, which alert us to our inner desires, even perhaps those we don’t even realize or acknowledge.
    How To Find Your Heart’s Desire Number
    Finding your heart’s desire number is a similar process to finding the expression number except that you only use the vowels of the name.
    Here are the steps, using the name John David Brown again;
  7. Write down the vowels (A,E,I,O,U) in your name and assign the numerical values
    For example:
    John = O=6 David = A=1, I=9 Brown = O= 6
  8. Addallofthenumberstogetherandreducethemdowntosingle digits (stopping if you find a master number) if you have a lot of vowels to work through break them up per name first to make it easier.
    For example: 6+1+9+6=22, then 2+2=4 John’s heart desire number is 4.
    How Your Heart’s Desire Number Influences Your Life
    When you find your heart’s desire number, you start to realize why you act the way you do and also more about what you want from life in all areas love, relationships, health, wealth, spiritual growth and so on.
    This is because your heart’s desire number reveals why you do what you do, why you might act in conflict to what you know you ‘should’ do and if it aligns with your instinct then you’ll do well to follow it.
    To find out the meaning and characteristics of your heart desire number check out the descriptions at the end of this e-book. Your Birth Date Number
    Your birth date number reflects some of your characters and traits that you carry through life that will combine and amplify with the other core numbers that are also part of your numerological birth chart.
    How To Find Your Birth Date Number
    This is a simple process, you simply add the numbers of your birth date together to reveal your birthdate number
    For example; The date of birth is 11 which is 1+1=2, your birth date number is 2
    How Your Birth Date Number Influences Your Life
    For example if you have a 7 as your life path number and a 7 in your birth date number you’ll be a full on seven! But if you have a 7 in your life path number and a 2 in your birth date number the energy of the 7 will be complimented or toned down by the energy of the two. Your Personality number
    You may have revealed what you are experiencing in your inner world,
    but knowing how others see you can help you greatly and we don’t mean in a superficial way. Here’s what you need to know about your personality number.
    How To Find Your Personality Number
    You find your personality number by assessing the consonants in your name, and the process of finding it is the same as the process for the expression number and heart’s desire number.
    Here’s how you find it (using our example John David Brown)
    Note down the numerical values for the consonants in your names, for example;
    John= J=1, H=8, N=6
    David = D=4, V=4, D=4 Brown = B=2, R=9, W=6, N=5
    Add the consonant values together for each name, for example;
    John = 1+8+6 = 15, then 1+5 = 6 David = 4+4+4 = 12, then 1+2 = 3 Brown = 2+9+6+5 = 22, then 2+2 = 4
    Finally add the resulting numbers from each name to find the personality number (don’t forget to stop if you find a master number), for example; 6+3+4 = 13, then 1+3 = 4
    John’s personality number is 4.
    How Your Personality Influences Your Life
    Your Personality number is the first impression you give to others. Understanding how others see you helps you to understand more about the parts of you that you are either willing to reveal or are unconsciously revealing.
    Sometimes we reveal parts of ourselves to screen people from us, or to avoid dealing with things that we don’t want to deal with, it’s essentially a censoring device. But it can also censor you out of situations that you wouldn’t want to be censored from.
    Understanding the details or energy that surrounds your personality will help you make the adjustments you might want to make to stop censoring yourself out, or to start censoring other experiences out that you don’t desire.
    Find out more about your personality number by looking up the meaning of your personality number. The General Meanings For Each Number
    Number 1 Qualities
    If you have a number one anywhere in your numerological birth chart means that you are a natural leader, you are independent, brave and ambitious and you are likely to be a very individual soul.
    Wherever the number one falls in your numerological chart, you can expect it to bring dynamic energy that puts you right at the front of most things that you do.
    You are also very good at influencing those around you, which is a handy quality to have!
    Number one represents the pioneer, warrior, risk taker, you can find them in the businessmen, entrepreneurs, religious leaders, pioneers, inventors, and activists.
    The Downside
    The number one can be a little bit self-centered, not intentionally, but mostly because you identify with and focus on your goals so intensely. You are also so ambitious and focused on achieving your goals that you may ignore critical flaws in your plan, so it’s important to pay attention to these! It’s also possible that you can be slightly critical which can push people away. If you can learn to balance and control these issues you’ll be able to enjoy the power of the energy of the one without any setbacks! Number 2 Qualities
    The qualities of the number two is friendly, intuitive and open-minded. Number two loves to work with others as a partnership, which is the opposite to a one who would do so in a leadership role.
    Those who have a two in their charts find it easier to express themselves when they are working with other people rather than independently or as a leader.
    But the things is you don’t often get the glory for your efforts because your work remains hidden, you will probably find this frustrating at times. If you were able to start to find a way to demonstrate your efforts you might enjoy some of the recognition, even if it’s not all of it – that will be enough for you.
    Two’s are sensitive souls which can make them gentle and vulnerable, especially if they are at the receiving end of something they don’t like, or that is unkind, or insensitive. Other’s might not understand this sensitivity because if they don’t have the number two in their numerological chart, they won’t experience such intense sensitivity so they won’t understand this. If a two can be mindful of this and acknowledge their heightened sensitivity, they may be able to turn the volume down on it a little bit or develop strategies to be able to manage it better.
    Twos make fantastic partners, because they are thoughtful, harmonious, giving, and nurturing to those around you. Number 3 Qualities
    Those who have a number three in their numerological birth will have a certain way about them that seems to influence and inspire people without even trying to. Three’s are optimizing, expressive, outgoing and social.
    Three’s also represent self-expression and creativity too. You have great potential in areas that require creative problem-solving.
    The Downside
    Three’s have trouble accepting others into your life and projects, they can also lack discipline and order which means that achieving and reaching your full potential, while pos