Lessons from a blind man that used a transformational coping stratergy

Paraphrased from Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Paolo, who is now thirty went blind six years ago. He list four positive outcomes; Although I realise and accept my limitations, I am going to keep attempting to overcome them I have decided to always try changing those situations I don’t like I am very careful not to repeat any of the mistakes I make Now I have no illusions, but I try to be tolerant of myself so I can be tolerant of others This perfectly illustrates that Paolo has chosen a transformational coping strategy as opposed to a regressive coping strategy. A regressive coping...

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Josh’s simple beef

This recipe is the most simple but delicious way of cooking beef ever if you are worried about what oil or fat to cook in then this is the recipe for you!   Ingredients good quality free range organic beef sirloin steak   organic sea salt   take beef and sprinkle both sides with salt just a pinch each side will do pre-heat oven to 190 degrees place beef on a baking tray and cover Cook for 30mins or until the beef is cooked through then remove cover and cook for another 10 minutes or until browned. And that’s it! cooking doesn’t...

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How are your lower abdominals? Part 4 of 4: Exercise

In the first three parts of this series we discussed the importance of body fat, gut health and stress to lower abdominal appearance. In this part we will discuss the role of exercise.   If you’ve taken action on the first three parts of this blog chances are you will develop a flat lower abdominal region. However in order to “tone up” the area or improve the definition further some specific exercises will help.   Before embarking on specific lower abdominal exercises you should consult with a qualified exercise professional. The lower abdominals help flatten out the lower back and...

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How are your lower abdominals? Part 3 of 4: Stress

In the first two parts of this series we discussed the importance of body fat and gut health to lower abdominal function. In this part we will discuss the role of stress. Stress can be defined as any stimulus to a system. In this blog we’re talking specifically about psychogenic stress. The stress we perceive in a stimulus. Stress can influence the appearance of the lower abdominals in a number of ways. High stress levels put the body into fight or flight altering the function of every cell in the body almost instantly.  Depending on the duration and intensity of the stress it can affect the...

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How are your lower abdominals? Part 2: Gut Health

In part 1 we discussed the importance of body fat to flattening your lower abdominals. In this part we will discuss the importance of gut health to flat abdominals. As the abdominals lie on top of large parts of intestinal tract a blockage, swelling or inflammation within the intestinal tract will cause an expansion in the intestine and mechanically stretch out the overlying abdominals. Alternatively pain signals from the intestines (and other organs) can refer pain signals in to the abdominal muscles that are fed by the nerves at the same level. Constipation based blockages are most prevalent...

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