Ms Wei’s Depression Was A Combination of
Around 2004 Ms Wei experienced her decrease in hormone production due to menopause. It was also in that year she retired from a long time service as a school administrator in Taiwan. It’d been her husband’s dream to immigrate to the United States when they were both retired and able to enjoy their retirement. However, Ms Wei’s father had several major surgeries in the recent years. The thought of moving to another country and leaving her aging parents behind gave her a lot of stress.
What Helped Ms Wei Rid Of Depression
To fight depression, Ms Wei considered herself very lucky because she got help from 3 sources. The first one was professional advice. One of her students was a counseling psychologist and gave her a lot of help. A friend also recommended another excellent doctor to her. She got to understand why she got sick and always followed instructions when taking her medicine.
Her husband was her greatest support ever when fighting the depression. He devoted himself to help her. He talked with her and dragged her out of the house. They spent considerable time taking short walks in their lovely neighborhood every day. He planned short and long trips and took her to places she enjoyed. The natural beauty helped her tremulously.
The most important source of her recovery from depression was herself. Ms Wei has always been a doer. It was no exception in this case. She did not allow herself hind inside the house or away from help. She forced herself to follow doctor’s order and cooperate with her husband. And her effort paid.
Suggestions From An Ex-Depression Patient 1. Depression is a sickness like any other physical illness. There is no need to feel shame about it. Face it, find the right methods to deal with it (combination of medicine and dosage, support from family and friends, strength from oneself), get better and then rid of it.
What does “good fortune” mean to you? Lots of money and power? Being healthy and with your beloved ones? Found a list of 100 things that are considered good fortune to us in a Dao Society website. Share with all of you today is a quarter of what are listed.
A New Passion Was Born Because Of …
Unearth The Sources of The Stress
Find Outlets To Reduce The Stress
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Here Are Some Reasons For Being A Vegetarian. Which One(s) Are Yours?
What The Books Said
Three Levels of Vegetarian Deeds
Śūraṅgama Sūtra, “To those who are seeking Samādhi (a state of meditative consciousness), stop eating these five kinds of vegetables. Eating them cooked would enhance your sexual desire, while the raw ones would elevate your temper. Even if one could interpret 12 different sutras beautifully, the saints and sages from heaven would not get close to him because of the strong smell from those vegetables.”
Proverbs (23:20): Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh.
Conclusion: Advantages of Keeping A Vegetarian Diet
“Listen to me and make yourself a vegetarian. From one origin are the humans and animals. So cruel to kill and eat the flesh of your kind! How sad would it be if your places are swapped? (Guanyin Bodhisattva)
The Birth, Growth, & Giving back of A-Hung Vegetarian Deli
Philosophy of Running the Deli
Suggestions To Vegetarians Who Care What You Eat
Suggestions To Want-To-Be Vegetarian Deli Owners
What To Do When Arranging Flowers
Study the materials in hand according to the theme. It’s necessary to sacrifice some twigs and leaves in order to bring the vision live. It also allows all the nourishment to go to the remaining flowers and leaves so they can bloom to their best.
Often times the trimmed off parts are enough for a smaller flower bouquet. It’s time to show how talented you are!
The Loss And The Gain When Living A Life
In Taiwan, a balanced diet with "three lows and one high" has been recommended in recent years. They are low fat, low sugar, low salt, and high in fiber. It is believed consuming a 3L1H diet in a long run can help lower the risk of contracting diseases.
Sharing here is a forwarded poem (Translated from Chinese)
If fame and wealth are the sources of bitterness, why are you chasing them nonstop?
If love and affection are the sources of bitterness, do you want to own them or end them?
If you make a wrong choice, should you restart or keep on going?
When you are troubled and emotional, should you reconcile or stay puzzled?
If the variables are the sources of bitterness, with whom can you consult?
If reincarnation is the source of bitterness, why don’t you want to escape?
If you are confused and done something wrong, don’t stay that way afterward.
Puzzle out what the four afflictions (birth, aging, sickness, and death) are. Seek the Dao and be enlightened.
It’s up to you to be a hero or an ordinary person.
If you are content with a modest lifestyle and enjoy living Dao, you do not feel bitter.
Do you best to give not worrying about what to gain in return. Do what need to be done and cultivate.
Be kind and considerate. The fulfillment of your mind is worthy more than riches.
Do not allow the three poisons (of ignorance, attachment, and aversion) flooding your way home.
Transform the senses (consciousness) into wisdom. Solve the emotion confusion in life.
Living a simple and ordinary life is a kind of happiness.
In The Art of Arranging Flowers
Arranging flowers is like living a life. The materials that are distributed to our hands can range from the top quality to the worst. What we can do is find a suitable way to make the best out of what we have got. And that is life.
A bush that is too flourishing is not necessary a good thing when the nourishment is limited. With the theme in mind, identify the feature of the materials and trim off unnecessary twigs. By giving up something we’re not willing to part with, we gain a better result in return.
With originality, time, and effort, we can put the trimmed off materials in good use and create something that is unique in its own way. It’s up to us, the teacher or the parents, to help the materials, aka our students or children, show what they’ve got to share with the world.
Are we in a stormy mood, a high spirit, or uncertain of something? There is no need to hind because our flower arrangements will tell.
If we know what we’re doing, we find Dao in our daily living all the time. It’s not a surprise to anyone who has the flower arranging as a hobby to know the secret.
Family Education & Wisdom Words
Ms. Lin asked not much of her children except that they have good manners and show respect to others. To her, these are the basic of family education and much more important than outstanding grades and good looks.
In the Chinese classic reading club, children memorize the words other than understanding the meaning if they start at a young age. The power of the wisdom words, however, accompanies the children all the way to their adulthood. By then, they’ve comprehended some the meanings and applied them daily.
Life of A Stay-At-Home Mom: Experience and Suggestions from Ms. Lin
Mindfulness, religion, spiritual fulfillment
1. A recent case
⦁ A patient suffered from painin his left leg, left shoulder, and right wrist, in addition tosore eyes and running stomach. One after another.
⦁ The same patient had a past history of anxiety disorder, andcontinuously catching a cold in spring.
2. Spring in Chinese Medicine Perspective is pertaining tofive-element theory
⦁ Wood in Element
⦁ Liver in Organ
⦁ Eyes in Sensory Organ
⦁ Anger in Emotion
⦁ Sinew (tendons) in Tissue
3. Self-Care Principles in Spring from Chinese Medicineperspective
⦁ Protect your head fromwind.
⦁ Get up early.
⦁ Do more stretch exercise.
⦁ Be calm and manage your anger.
⦁ Harmonize the tendons.
⦁ Nourish the eyes.
4. Self-Care Tips in Spring
⦁ Massage acupuncture points onTai-Chong (LV3), Yang-Ling-Quan (GB34)
⦁ Slap the Gallbladder Meridian of Foot-Shaoyang.
⦁ Drink chrysanthemum tea or use it to steam your eyes.
5. Diet in Spring: Principle
⦁ For people with excessiveliver chi (qi) (from Chinese Medicine perspective) which causingdigesting and tendon problems
i. Consume less sour food (e.g.citrus, vinegar)
ii. Consume more white color fruit and vegetables (e.g. pears,lotus seeds): good for the lungs, which overcomes the liver (metalovercomes wood)
⦁ For people who have liverblood deficiency (from Chinese Medicine perspective)
i. Consume red food thatcontain more iron (e.g. spinach, red dates, tomatoes, sesames)