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Welcome To Conscious Friends
March 22, 2009

Hello and welcome to Conscious Friends, a community of The Conscious Living Foundation!

As you know, our site was created to support those interested in spiritual and personal growth. Along the way, many of us have realized that relationships are an important part of creating and maintaining a harmonious and uplifting life.

To that end, The Conscious Living Foundation is pleased to offer these pages on our site in the hope that we all can find new like-minded friends and perhaps develop deeper relationships.

There are several ways to visit these pages. As a...more

50 Benefits of Meditation
June 17, 2008
Meditation literally means, "thinking process with present moment awareness".

1.) To have healthy heart.
2.) To have normal blood pressure.
3.) To have normal cholesterol.
4.) To prevent stroke / paralysis.
5.) To have perfect digestion.
6.) To have perfect weight.
7.) To have perfect sleep.
8.) To become a perfect choice maker.
9.) To reverse and regress ageing.
10.) To remain young.
11.) To prevent cancer.
12.) To become embodiment of positive emotions.
13.) To get rid of negative emotions. more

Is Consciousness Energy?
June 11, 2008
If you tune into someone's "vibrations," are you picking up some form of energy they are emitting - perhaps something we might call "psychic energy?"


It may be tempting to think so . . . to think of consciousness as a form of energy. But is it?


What might be going on when we say we feel someone's vibrations?

Well, one possibility is that their brain or their body could be sending out waves of energy - something, perhaps, like electricity. If so, it must be far more subtle than any form of energy known to...
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100 Ideas for Creating a More Peaceful World
May 20, 2008

Creating world peace takes many forms, but surely it begins with individuals. Here are 100 ideas for creating a more peaceful world. Everyone can play a part in creating peace. It continues to be the most significant challenge of humankind and requires the efforts of each of us.

[The list contains only 97 Ideas because I removed broken links to defunct websites.

You can bring it back to 100 Ideas by adding your own for Creating a More Peaceful World!

When you do, take a moment to post your additions on the Conscious...more

Recipe for Simplicity
May 6, 2008

"Simplify, Simplify…" More than a century after Henry David Thoreau uttered these words, his plea for simplicity has more significance now than ever before.

We work hard and play hard, filling nearly every moment with activity. Most families believe they need two incomes to pay for a standard of living that has doubled in the last 50 years. But do we?

Based on my three-year study of over 200 people who have simplified their lives, I found that we can work less, want less, and spend less, and be happier and more fulfilled in the process.

Here are ten...more

Spiritual Diversity
April 29, 2008

To our pre-Christian spiritual ancestors, spirituality was both contemporary and relevant. In cultures where polytheism (the belief in many gods) was the rule, rather than the exception, individuals were given the ability to find their own beliefs and to choose their own spiritual paths based upon their personal needs and the calling of their own hearts. Households had specific deities that represented the prosperity and protection that the family hoped for their home. Agricultural festivals had gods that watched over the planting, the growing crops, and the harvest. This diverse pantheon of deities created a culture where a person would draw closest to the god...more

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Healthy Diet May Calm AD/HD Children
February 17, 2007

If you have a child who suffers from attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, (AD/HD), you may feel especially concerned about how to best navigate your child through the joyful but still rather stressful holiday period. AD/HD is characterized by difficulty in concentrating, hyperactivity and impulsiveness, and/or a combination of symptoms. AD/HD is common among children and is on the rise, affecting 3% to 5% of school-aged children.

Conventional treatment for AD/HD generally combines drug therapy with various types of behavioral interventions such as support groups, social skills training, parent training, and psychotherapy. Helping your child tap into strengths (intensity, energy, expressiveness, joy) that go along with AD/HD can help you and your child gain some perspective on the AD/HD behavior. In addition to conventional therapies, there are currently a number of promising alternatives. Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) therapies may be beneficial for mild cases, possibly reducing the necessity of drug therapy altogether, or, in more serious cases, lowering the dosage of medication. Diet and nutrition are among those CAM therapies that have shown promise for AD/HD sufferers.

Numerous studies document the importance of diet, in some children with AD/HD, especially those with other allergies. For children with asthma, eczema or hives, you might consider eliminating from their diet dairy products, peanuts, corn citrus and tomatoes, all of which are common allergens. Other potential problem foods include chocolate, highly sweetened foods and food additives.

Supplementing your child's diet with essential fatty acids (EFAs) may be beneficial. Children with AD/HD have been found to have low levels of EFA in their blood. Cold water fish like trout or salmon is a good source of EFAs. EFA deficiency is often accompanied by dry skin, increased thirst, frequent urination, eczema and asthma. Other symptoms include headaches, stomachache, diarrhea, constipation, and difficulty sleeping.

Vitamins and minerals

A multivitamin/mineral supplement may help to improve a child's academic performance. Calcium, magnesium, vitamin B6, and zinc are especially important.

Because AD/HD is often misdiagnosed and mistreated, the most important step is solid medical diagnosis. Your doctor's evaluation should assess all aspects of your child's life (bio-psycho-social) through observation of your child, extensive interviewing and history taking, including input from the parents and teachers in order to make the most helpful and accurate intervention. Information on diet is extremely important; you and your doctor may be able to identify foods that trigger AD/HD behavior in your child and to develop dietary strategies for alleviating some of the symptoms.


References

Shannon, S. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. The Integrative Medicine Consult. September 2000


Review Date: December 2000
Reviewed By: Integrative Medicine editorial

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