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Number 1 reason why goal setting doesn’t work

Number 1 reason why goal setting doesn't work

Number 1 reason why goal setting doesn't work
Another year is to an end. Looking back might not always be the better idea, but perspective can be a welcome muse. This for an other day, now:

Goal setting. Things I want to accomplish. Oh be honest, it is mostly the common shit, loose weight look like a rockstar, earn amount this, travel to there, spend more time with friends and family. Yada yada yada. I could just copy paste from all the years of the last decade. Who couldn’t?

All the goals are conflicting, no way I can loose weight wile spending more time with friends and family. No way to make or save more money while travel to there and there.

So the question that might give the solution is, who do I want to become? Can I become a financial guru, with a degree in sport science, while being a nutrition geek? ..boring…

I do not want to become someone boring. I want to become stronger in many ways, while being funny, of course. Getting smarter and creating more opportunities, become wise, strong, [fill in who you want to become]

No more goals that fade long before I reach the 10th day of commitment. It just doesn’t work like that
I want to become hard to kill, financially, mentally, physically.
Get out of bed and work very day to become harder to kill.

Do not forget, that the reason most of my goals are not reached is because of enemy no 1, me. Sabotaging, blaming others for not helping me, and simply hoping and thinking somebody will come and save me. These are some of the reasons for failing.
Yep, I am the no 1 reason why goal setting doesn’t work.

So becoming hard to kill, means getting stronger myself in more than one way.

I see a lot of problems arise in other people due to what they do to them selves, while blaming others, society or the economy.
Eating too much, spending too much, laziness it is killing. Comfort makes weak, comfort kills.

That is why, I want to become hard to kill!

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Lower back pain

lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is one of the leading causes of disability, which is supported by the statistics that in every 10 individual, eight may be showing signs of the condition.

Paradoxically, the extent of pain has nothing to do with the intensity of damage afflicted on the patient. Unlike with acute ailments and disease, chronic lower back pain is generally not associated with the height of damage accumulated. A large herniated disc may be relatively painless whereas muscle spasm due to back strain can be a reason for excruciating back pain.

The reasons for lower back pain may be extremely complex. In most cases, people suffering from it cannot exactly point out the location of concentrated pain or what they exactly feel. This is due to the reason that there are a number of underlying structures located at the lower back that may cause the pain. Listed below are several parts of the spiral anatomy that may be the reasons for pain:

  • Irritation on the large nerve roots located at the low back that are connected to the arms and the legs.
  • Irritation in the smaller nerves in the lower back spine.
  • Strain at the erector spinae, also termed as the large lower back muscle.
  • Injury/ies on the joints, ligaments and bones.
  • Injury at the intervertebral disc.

There are cases however that the lower back pain is felt and suffered from yet there are no known anatomical cause or causes to relate the pain with. Though these types of lower back pain may not yet be fully recognized, immediate treatment must still be addressed. However, lower back pain may usually be associated with some general causes. An example of which is the muscle strain on the lower back or more specific diagnosable condition such as lumbar herniated disc or a degenerative disc disease.

Symptoms of lower back pain that are frequently related with surgical approaches:

  • Bladder incontinence or sudden bowel movement
  • Progressive weakening of the legs
  • Continuous low back pain or abdominal pain
  • Signs of fever and chills that are directly linked with lower back pain
  • Cancer cases
  • Extreme weight loss
  • Recent case of trauma, especially when severe

Many people take lower back pain for granted, either by own choice or they are impeded by some irreversible reasons like insufficient and the likes. However, early diagnosis and treatment generally prevent people from experiencing more excruciating pains and higher treatment costs.


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Back neck pain, what may be the causes?

back neck pain

Though cases of cervical back neck pain is more infrequent as compared to lumbar pain, a large portion of western population still undergoes neck pains that often come with arm pain,like muscle strain and overtraining.

The majority of such cases may be healed in time without the need of medical interventions.

Yet there are a number of symptoms that may prove to be indications of more serious cases and need immediate medical help.

Acute Back Neck Pain

The most common causes of acute neck pain are muscle strain, neck strain and strain experienced by other softer tissues such as ligaments and tendons. Neck strain is due to stiff neck caused by wrong bed position and partly due to carrying too many loads. A sudden jolt and pressure on the other hand may cause muscle strain.


Majority of minor injuries on the soft tissues usually heals a couple of days after the pain. There is good blood supply in this section of the body, which allow the circulation of protein and essential nutrients that trigger fast healing. To alleviate the pain and symptoms of back neck pain, the sufferer may use conservative methods such as physical therapy, ice or heat, osteopathic manipulation and medications.


Chronic Back Neck Pain

This form of neck pain is very much the same in effects with acute back neck pain. However, they largely differ on the symptoms. Listed below are some of the symptoms of chronic back pain:

  • Neck back pain that goes down to the arms
  • Neck pain that may be linked to certain activities
  • Arm pain due to lack of coordination
  • Neck back pain that may be felt for much longer duration of time
  • Neck pain that may go worse by the end of the day and in the morning

Other than these, there are a number of common symptoms that may be associated with cervical conditions. These may bring other cervical problems like wrist pain, shoulder pain, headaches and elbow pain.

One overlooked symptom is the progressive neurological degeneration, which may manifest as weakening of the arms or loss of sensitivity and coordination of the limbs. Another sign is the sustained pain that is accompanied with unplanned weight loss, fever, shakes and chills, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting that might be signs of spinal infection.

While the majority of back neck pain does not have identifiable anatomical roots, most are closely linked to general conditions such as muscle strain and herniated vertebral disc.

Always consult a professional care takers when in doubt.

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What is the cervical vertebrae?

cervical vertebrae

In order to understand our back better, we need to get through some medical term. Bare with me as we work our way to answer this question: What is the cervical vertebrae ?

As seen on the photo the cervical vertebrae are the first 7 bones that make the spine a whole. From top to bottom they are C1, C2, C3, C4,C5, C6 and C7. No surprises there.

The cervical vertebrae’s main functions are to carry the skull and give the head and neck mobility.

To be more specific:

  • C1 and C2 control the head.
  • C3 and C4 help control the diaphragm. Those are the  muscles that go to the bottom of the rib cage and play a part in breathing and respiration.
  • C5 controls upper body muscles like the deltoids (which shape the shoulders with that sexy rounded contour) and the biceps, which allows the flex of the elbow and rotation of the forearm.
  • C6 is in charge of the wrist extensors. Muscles like the extensor carpi radialis longus, extensor carpi radialis brevis, and extensor carpi ulnaris that control wrist extension and hyperextension.
  • C7 controls the triceps. The large muscle on the back of the arm that allows for straightening of the elbow.

Mobility can be decrease due to  muscle strain, neck strain and strain experienced by other softer tissues such as ligaments and tendons. Neck strain is due to stiff neck caused by wrong bed position and partly due to carrying too many loads. A sudden jolt and pressure on the other hand may cause muscle strain.

A whiplash may harm the muscles group called Longus Colli. It’s the one protecting the cervical vertebrae.

Other neck pains are often described as tightness  of the Trapezius Muscles. This is the muscle connecting your neck, shoulders and back. It’s function is to lift with your arms, keep the neck balanced.




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Back pain, an exploration into causes and prevention

Woman Back Pain

As I write this, it has been 3 months that my back pain started. It is a simple strained muscle. An muscle that is obviously very up set with me because after taking a rest from sports for one month all seemed fine. Until I started picking up my sports regime, within in 2 days the spasms in my back were well..back.

This made me realize  that although my little injury is a pain in the back, there are way more sincere injuries that can happen overnight or by simply lifting something.


On my journey into healing my own back I read and learned more and more about back problems. You need to know and understand I’m not a doctor nor do I have any medical background, yet I did not want to have my efforts into understanding back pain go only into my personal journal. I want to share what I learned here with you!

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7 Causes of Back Pain

7 Causes of Back Pain

Back pain may strike anyone. It can affect younger people but is more prevalent during adulthood especially those aged between 45 and 59 years old.

The spine is comprised of small bones known as vertebrae. These are normally good structures, which are separated by discs that allow free mobility. Muscles and ligaments further support these vertebrae.

Close to one hundred percent of all complaints with regards to back pain is directly linked to improper coordination and workings of these components. The cause of back pain may be sudden rather than what is usually perceived as the result of overworking for a single period of time. However, during tests abnormal conditions on the back may not be identified using x-rays and typically, nothing in the back is mildly or severely damaged.

The majority of cases of back pain documented occur to people aged 55 and above and nearly all of them show signs of being with good health. So this means that the cause of back pain is not or may be minimally affected by the health of the sufferer. This pain is often felt in the lower section of the spine and cases of upper and middle back pain is rare. Additionally, some people may also experience coexisting pains such those felt at the thighs and the legs. These are separated cases that may be triggered by several sets of complex sets symptoms.

7 Causes of Back Pain:

  1. poor posture
  2. lack of exercise
  3. long periods of bending and standing
  4. sitting on a chair that lacks supports for the back, especially for the lumbar area
  5. sleeping on a mattress that lacks support for the back
  6. lifting, pushing or pulling loads, carrying objects that are typically heavy or doing tasks the wrong way
  7. a trip or fall

There are other causes that may be associated with back pain but cases like these appear on minimal basis. Around 5% of all sufferers experience back pain due to nerve root problems. The compression of the nerve root, which is triggered by the bulging, or displacement of the vertebral disc normally brings about the pain. This irregularity of the vertebral disc is called a slipped disc.

It must be noted that the back bone structure is especially adopted to carrying loads and carrying the whole body weight if need be. But there are certain conditions that may affect its performance. These generally cause back pain and the intensity of the pain produced depends on the rigidity of the activity.


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Ultimate guide on the pH miracle diet by Robert Young

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ph diet

The pH miracle diet is an innovative way to interact with food. The diet stresses the need for balance in the diet of alkaline and acid. By lowering destructive acid levels with more alkaline exciting benefits can happen, like sustainable energy and optimum health. It might reduce discomfort-able health issues. Later in this series we will get into those.

This balance of alkalinity will help maintain a healthy flow through the bloodstream and keep cellular growth and development working at optimum levels. By following a simple regimen of balanced eating along with testing saliva for pH levels, one can achieve better health.

The primary proponent of this alkaline pH miracle diet is a man by the name of Dr. Robert Young.

Dr. Young heralds that a lifestyle that is made up of 80% alkaline producing foods and 20% acid producing foods will allow you to achieve a healthier body and healthier live, hence the name pH miracle diet.

Through his research Dr. Young has stated that the best pH level of the human body is 7.35.

The pH spectrum is from 1 to 14 with 1 being highly acid and 14 being highly alkaline. With the body leaning toward moderately alkaline he contends that people can supplement their diets with more alkaline. Dr. Robert Young stresses that a body that is ravaged by excess acid will be more prone to serious health problems. He also says avoiding caffeine and alcoholic beverages to maintain vitality. Out goes the wine.

Dr. Robert Young began is studies in the early 70s at the University of Utah, where he studied biology and business. He earned as MS in nutrition, a DSc in science, a PhD in nutrition, and a ND from Clayton College of Natural Health during the 90s.  The impact of his teachings is undeniable, he has helped many people obtain better health through a regimen of increased fruits and vegetables and more water consumption.

He is also a staunch supporter of pleomorphism, the belief in the ability of bacteria to morph shape dramatically or to mutate into many morphological forms. This idea has firmly split the microbiologist community into two schools of thought, the pleomorphists who support the claims; and the monomorphists who vehemently dispute them. In the current scientific community the monomorphic perspective of microbiology has emerged as the dominant theory. Modern medical science supports the monomorphic theory of cell development in which cells derive from previously formed cells of the same size and shape.

Dr. Young holds retreats where he educates the patrons on the Alkaline Diet as well as a live red blood cell examination in an in-depth microscopy seminar. According to the National Council Against Health Fraud ( Dr. Robert Young pleaded guilty in 1996 to a misdemeanor charge of attempted medicine without a license. He was promised that the charge would be dismissed if he stayed clear for 18 months. Young allegedly had examined blood samples from two women who were seeking nutritional advice.

Critics of his live red blood cell examination conclude that his test have no scientific validity. Dr. Young counters his critics citing many papers and sources validating his claims including Understanding Acid-Base by Benjamin Abeloh, M.D., a lecturer of medicine at Yale school of Medicine and Clinical Physiology of Acid-Base by Burton David Rose, M.D., a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

According to his website (, Dr. Young is a member of the American Society of Microbiologists, the American Naturopathic Association, and an honorary member of the Connecticut Holistic Health Assocations, the Presidents Council at Brigham Young University. He is also a consultant for InnerLight, Inc. and an advisor to Dean Lawrence Carter at the Martin Luther King Chapel, Morehouse College. He was also honored by Professor Lawrence Carter at Morehouse College with an induction into the collegium of scholars as well as placed on the advisory board. He has been praised by Professor Carter for his efforts in understanding the balance of body chemistry and the effects of this balance on health.

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3 financial tips for couples

3 financial tips for couples

It is common for couples to have a hard time adjusting to a different way of life, especially when it comes to financial matters. As separate individuals, your spending habits will differ. This is why you both need to make certain adjustments to combine the household budget.

Here are 3 financial tips for couples on how you and your partner can make the ‘financial aspect’ of your partnership harmonious and organized:

1. Understand the way that you both look at money.

If you and your partner have different beliefs when it comes to money matters, sit down and discuss it. The key here is to be able to compromise. For some people, money is a security measure that needs to be saved. Other people spend it luxuriously and look at spending money as a means to reward themselves for their work. Still, other people have a drive that they hardly ever spend a cent of what they have earned.

Understand that the way that you both treat and spend money stems from how you were brought up by your parents. Think of everything that you need to discuss when it comes to your household budget. If possible, set rules on how you will spend your combined income on utility bills, food, mortgage, car maintenance, etc.

 2.  Set future financial goals.

If you are newly weds and you are planning to have a baby soon, consider this when organizing your finances. If you are a couple nearing the age of retirement, you can make plans on where you will spend your leisure years. Setting long-term and short-term goals will help you finalize your financial plans.

3. Share your money-saving skills with your partner.

If you have different family backgrounds, then you would have something to contribute towards organizing your joints assets. Make each other aware of your personal finances then think of ways on how you can further boost your money-handling tactics.

By following these tips, you will surely have your finances organized to lead a more comfortable lifestyle, while it makes your partnership everlasting in the meantime!

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100 Tips to Manage Your Time Better

100 Tips to Manage Your Time Better
Here are 100 tips to manage your time better. Not all of them might apply to you. Just take this list and read it before making any planning, weekly or even daily. After a while you might have tried them all and you’ll discover that you’ll get more done, improve the quality of your time with others, and have a better balance between all the demands on your work and life.

1. Value your time.
2. See time as your life. It’s limited.
3. Measure your time.
4. Assess how much time you have to manage.
5. Negotiate more control over your working time.
6. Find the best work schedule for yourself. Are you a morning bird, or a night owl?
7. Focus fully your tasks.
8. Have the freedom to balance your tasks.
9. Work in an uncluttered space.
10. Plan ahead.
11. Balance the demands on your time.
12. Don’t work more than you need.
13. Be a pearl diver: look for the gifts that time brings.
14. Focus on results not just fulfill duties.
15. Do something productive and enjoyable each day.
16. Ask “what is the best use of my time now?” questions.
17. Identify your time robbers.
18. Have a purpose to your life.
19. Be effective…
20. …and then efficient.
21. Don’t rush or overwork.
22. Inject variety into your daily tasks.
23. Spend up to a quarter of your day on routine tasks.
24. Do routine tasks in the shortest time possible.
25. Develop good time habits.
26. Experiment with different methods for doing routine tasks.
27. Make a sense of urgencyfor your routine tasks.
28. Make the most of shortcuts.
29. Prepare your materials in advance.
30. Tidy up as you go.
31. Question every bit of paper you use.
32. Automate.
33. Identify bottle-necks and eliminate them.
34. Create easy work flows.
35. Use just-in-time systems to minimize clutter.
36. Batch similar tasks together.
37. Identify the quickest work methods and then train everyone.
38. Know which jobs can be speed up and which can’t.
39. Have a regular time slot for chores.
40. Put aside time for maintenance tasks.
41. Don’t encourage unnecessary paperwork.
42. Organize your filing systems.
43. Back up your computer records at fixed times.
44. Clear your files out regularly.
45. Keep your desk clear.
46. Handle every piece of paper just once.
47. Eliminate junk mail and spam.
48. Phone rather than write.
49. Don’t photocopy anything unless it is essential.
50. Send replies on the same piece of paper.
51. Keep your communications sweet and short.
52. Manage your projects with time, cost and quality estimates.
53. Run projects with detailed time plans.
54. Add on 20% to your initial project plans.
55. Have detailed lists of your project tasks.
56. Create a series of deadlines for your projects.
57. Look for weak links in your project and have back-up plans.
58. Streamline low-priority project tasks.
59. Keep on top of what’s going on in your project.
60. Track and monitor your project progress.
61. Spend up to a quarter of your day on progress work.
62. Have a clear vision of your goals.
63. Align your goals with your values.
64. Be certain of achieving all your goals.
65. Write down your goals.
66. Plan your key result areas.
67. Set SMART goals for short-term tasks. See picture above
68. Identify jobs you hate and delegate them.
69. Break down big jobs into smaller chunks.
70. Prioritize your tasks according to their importance.
71. When you’re overwhelmed, write out to-do lists and prioritize.
72. Leave loose ends so you can come back easily.
73. Use little scraps of unused time for itsy-bitsy jobs.
74. Plan 60% of your day; leave the rest for what comes up.
75. Put big jobs in your diary first, then the little ones.
76. Celebrate reaching your goals.
77. Spend up to a quarter of your day on non-doing tasks.
78. Take time out to sit still and think.
79. Look after your health.
80. Get a sense of the times.
81. Take time to enjoy and appreciate.
82. Use the energy of the moment.
83. Occasionally just do what you want to do.
84. Take breaks at least every 90 minutes.
85. Review your day or week.
86. Spend up to a quarter of your day with others.
87. Always turn up to meetings on time.
88. Be courteous and brisk with others.
89. Only hold meetings that have a clear purpose.
90. Let people know when you’re not free.
91. Minimize unnecessary interruptions.
92. Learn to say No to jobs that aren’t yours.
93. Avoid time-wasters.
94. Control your phone.
95. Screen all incoming calls.
96. Devise a team time policy.
97. Keep a clock on the wall.
98. Know your time manager personality.
99. Check whether you have a tendency to overwork or underwork and adjust.
100. Enjoy your time.

Wow what a list. Hope you enjoyed these 100 Tips to Manage Your Time Better.

Enjoy your life,


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Ebook Meditation Basics aka Meditation for beginners

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  Meditation for beginners

At some point all of us have experienced some type of stress. It’s hard to live in today’s world without it! If that does not describe you, then you probably don’t need to read any further. Congratulations, you are that rare individual who never gets stressed!

However, if you are like the majority of people, not a day goes by without some kind of stress in your life. We rush to work or school and we hurry through our meals.

Finally you usually fall into bed exhausted at the end of the day, unless you don’t get that far and zone out in front of the TV.

Stress triggers surround us every day. Rush hour traffic, standing in line after line, the boss, co-workers, deadlines, kids and we know you can compile a list of your triggers in a few seconds!

And then there’s Eve. Or Tracy. Or Bob. Those people you would sometimes like to strangle. Nothing ever seems to faze them.

Trapped in freeway traffic they are likely to say, “oh well, I have more time to listen to a motivational recording.” Caught in a line, they are apt to say, “what a great opportunity to make a new friend.”

No matter what is going on around them, they don’t appear to be concerned at all. Nothing ruffles their feathers!

So what gives? How can they be up and positive all the time? It’s disconcerting and downright abnormal, isn’t it?

It would appear that way, on the surface. However, if you dig a little deeper you just might discover a secret weapon – a very powerful secret weapon.

It really doesn’t matter how THEY do it. What matters is HOW you can do it too, right?
3 Things You Should Know!

1. There multiple causes for stress.
2. There is a way to treat it.
3. Symptoms can vary from person to person.

You’re in the right place to get some answers about stress and how to end or at least diminish the symptoms. Learn about how to use meditation to deal with it. This is the first step toward preventing stress altogether and become a better you.

Learning about meditation can be a challenge. That is why Meditation Basics was created. It’s a introduction into  meditation for beginners.

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