mind over matter

Why being constantly judging others would make you miserable

Judging increases isolation and separation, because it emphasizes our differences rather than our similarities. Whenever you judge yourself or others as being inferior or superior, better or worse, smarter or dumber, prettier or uglier, stronger or weaker, fatter or thinner, richer or poorer, you still feel separate  Judging reinforces our preconceptions and thus limits our …

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Understanding the mind-body relationship to illness- a very good book

If you are interested to learn more on the mind-body connection and how it contributes to illness, I strongly recommend the book “Your Body Speaks Your Mind: Decoding the Emotional, Psychological, and Spiritual Messages That Underlie Illness” by Deb Shapiro. Her diagnosis is very insightful and intuitive but made a lot of sense. Till today, …

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A boy dies after ingesting leeches from stir fried water spinach

Kangkong is also known as water glorybind, water spinach, water convolvulus and swamp cabbage It is a popular dish in Asia and normally eaten stir fried with shrimps, garlic and/or chili paste (belacan). As kangkung is a water based plant with hollow stems, it is not surprising that leeches can breed in it. The following is …

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