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Quantified Self to Essential Self: mind and body as partners in health

Quantified Self to Essential Self: mind and body as partners in health | Making a difference | Scoop.it

“What are you tracking?” This is the conversation at Quantified Self (QS) meetups. The Quantified Self movement celebrates “self-knowledge through numbers.”

 

In our current love affair with QS, we tend to focus on data and the mind. Technology helps manage and mediate that relationship. The body is in there somewhere, too, as a sort of “slave” to the mind and the technology.

 

From blood sugar to pulse, from keystrokes to time spent online, the assumption is that there’s power in numbers. We also assume that what can be measured is what matters, and if behaviors can be measured, they can be improved. The entire Quantified Self movement has grown around the belief that numbers give us an insight into our bodies that our emotions don’t have.

 

However, in our relationship with technology, we easily fall out of touch with our bodies. We know how many screen hours we’ve logged, but we are less likely to be able to answer the question: “How do you feel?”

In our obsession with numbers and tracking, are we moving further and further away from the wisdom of the body? Our feelings? Our senses?

 

Most animals rely entirely on their senses and the wisdom of the body to inform their behavior. Does our focus on numbers, measuring, and tracking move us further and further away from cultivating a real connection to our “Essential Self”?

 

 

What if we could start a movement that addresses our sense of self and brings us into a more harmonious relationship with our bodymind and with technology? This new movement would co-exist alongside the Quantified Self movement. I’d like to call this movement the Essential Selfmovement.

 

 

This isn’t an either/or proposition — QS and Essential Self movements both offer value. The question is: in what contexts are the numbers more helpful than our senses? In what constructive ways can technology speak more directly to our bodymind and our senses?


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The Secret to Love Is Just Kindness

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Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosity.
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The Power of a Positive Attitude

The Power of a Positive Attitude | Making a difference | Scoop.it
Be positive . . . A positive attitude can improve your health, enhance your relationships, increase your chances of success, and add years to your life.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Positive-Psychology

 


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A positive attitude is a powerful tool...

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Chris Carter's curator insight, May 14, 11:10 PM

Positive thinking and growth oriented mindset are closely related.

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El poder de la mente...The Power of a Positive Attitude | @scoopit via @knolinfos http://sco.lt/...

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POSITIVE ATTITUDES CAN APPEAR TO BE NEGATIVE AT TIMES. WE OFTEN WONDERED HOW WE WAS SUPPOSE TO BE WILLINGLY SERVANTS WITH JOYFUL ATTITUDE UNTIL WE REALISED SOME OF THE NEGATIVE HAPPENED INTENTIONALY AND AS SUCH IT REMOVED SOME OF THE NEGATIVE THAT WE WOULD NEVER OWN UP TO BUT IS SOME WHERE WITHIN US AND EITHER WE KNOW IT BUT YET DENY IT OR DENY IT BUT KNOW IT IS THERE. BUT THERE ARE THINGS THAT OCCUR THAT WILL MAKE A NEGATIVE LOOKING SITUATION OR CIRCUMSTANCE WITH U/WE REVEAL THE POSITIVE ATTITUDE THAT IS IN THE HEART REFLECTED OUT.

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4 grants perfect for leaders and libraries

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A handful of grants and funding opportunities that support programs and collaboration
Even as we head into the summer months, there’s still funding opportunities for schools and educators focusing on programs and self-improvement.

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Funding that can help

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Transgender Day of Visibility celebrates the trans community

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Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility, a day to celebrate the achievements of the community as a whole, as well as trans individuals. It's a day to feel empowered and recognized.
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Unity service held for Palm Sunday, Holy Week - Jackson Sun

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Three churches joined together for a unity service on Palm Sunday
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Children with mental health problems can wait for over three years to be assessed

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Children with mental health problems can wait for more than three years to be assessed and up to nearly two years to receive treatment, according to a report.

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Something must be done about this! More than three years for an assessment and a two-year wait to receive treatment?

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How eager are Syrian children to learn!! @Move4Syrians Give them a better future! @savechildrenuk @guardian pic.twitter.com/JNJt4DXoAk
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Refugee children  have the same rights and needs of any child. They want to be safe, loved, play and learn!

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Parents, Teachers Line Up To Protest Cuomo's Education Reform Plan - CBS Local

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The bone-chilling weather on Saturday did not stop hundreds of teachers, students and parents from gathering in front of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s East Side office to protest his administration’s education policy.
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Parents and teachers: Fighting for children's education against budget cuts and Cuomo's administration's education policy.

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Libraries evolve into community centers - Richmond

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Libraries aren't just places to find books anymore.
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Libraries as centres for community  life and more than a place with books.

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How to Write a Cover Letter: 14 Best Practices for Dramatically Better Job Applications

How to Write a Cover Letter: 14 Best Practices for Dramatically Better Job Applications | Making a difference | Scoop.it

The cover letter is one of the few documents that nearly everyone will have to write at some point in their life. It has been said that the CV is possibly the most important document you will ever write and if this is the case then arguably, the cover letter could be a close second. The good news is that whilst it might seem complex, in truth it is a just a combination of basic principles that need to be included and followed.


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Here are some ideas for writing a better cover letter.

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I guess this is something that needs constant brushing up, even if it means we have done some form of it in English class. The format generally followed in India is the block format with the writer's address and the receiver's address coming on the left, and yes, there is the statement of the subject too, which cannot be done without!

 

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As an Executive Search consultant I would advise every candidate to read this. It's right on the money. One other important point to note: if the application asks for a cover letter and you don't supply one, you have failed the first test. 

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Judge accuses 'well-heeled' parents of using children as 'weapons' in bitter divorce battle - Telegraph

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Judge Jeremy Lea criticises the 'intelligent, well-educated and well-heeled' couple in a written ruling following a family court hearing in Nottingham

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Divorcing shouldn't give parents the 'right' to use their children to get what they want materially or as weapons for revenge, 

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"The children have suffered emotional abuse as a result of the disputes between their parents,"  Really?! Is it ever worth the price to involve children in divorce disputes?

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Social services bosses asked the judge to make "findings of fact" about the parents' behaviour to help them make decisions about the children's futures.


"Put bluntly, the parents were at war following the breakdown of their relationship and the children had become the weapons of choice for the parents," said Judge Lea.


"The court heard evidence over five days ... Anyone who heard that evidence would be rightly appalled at how two intelligent, well-educated and well-heeled parents, in their determination to fight each other, have failed to protect their children from the damaging emotional consequences that can beset them as the children of separated parents.


"Moreover, the father has admitted behaviour towards his children in his efforts to hurt the mother which has been amongst some of the most damagingly abusive that I have encountered."


The judge said the father was a "deeply manipulative man" who was "prepared to sacrifice his children's happiness and emotional well-being in order to defeat their mother".


Judge Lea said the couple married in 1998.


He said shortly afterwards the father had a relationship with a "long-standing girlfriend" and then a relationship with a 17-year-old girl.

Judge Lea said the father had told their 12-year-old daughter about her mother having an affair "in order to turn her against her mother".

And he had broken a court order forbidding him from discussing legal proceedings with the children "on numerous occasions".


Judge Lea said at one point the father had asked his wife to drive to fetch a takeaway, and insisted she take their five-year-old daughter with her, after she had been drinking lager.


He then called police to say he thought his wife was drink-driving. The woman was stopped and breathalysed but was not over the drink-drive limit.


"He was prepared to endanger his wife and child in order to advance his case to be the primary carer of his children," added the judge. "The father seems to have been quite proud of his actions."


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Social services bosses asked the judge to make "findings of fact" about the parents' behaviour to help them make decisions about the children's futures.


"Put bluntly, the parents were at war following the breakdown of their relationship and the children had become the weapons of choice for the parents," said Judge Lea.


"The court heard evidence over five days ... Anyone who heard that evidence would be rightly appalled at how two intelligent, well-educated and well-heeled parents, in their determination to fight each other, have failed to protect their children from the damaging emotional consequences that can beset them as the children of separated parents.


"Moreover, the father has admitted behaviour towards his children in his efforts to hurt the mother which has been amongst some of the most damagingly abusive that I have encountered."


The judge said the father was a "deeply manipulative man" who was "prepared to sacrifice his children's happiness and emotional well-being in order to defeat their mother".


Judge Lea said the couple married in 1998.


He said shortly afterwards the father had a relationship with a "long-standing girlfriend" and then a relationship with a 17-year-old girl.


Judge Lea said the father had told their 12-year-old daughter about her mother having an affair "in order to turn her against her mother".

And he had broken a court order forbidding him from discussing legal proceedings with the children "on numerous occasions".


important keywords: Divorce Attorney, Child Support Lawyer,Child Custody Lawyer, Paternity Family Lawyer

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Yasu on Twitter

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We want peace.
We protest war.
We must protect the GAZA children.
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Homeless children given their first meal in two days by Christmas Markets stall holder

Homeless children given their first meal in two days by Christmas Markets stall holder | Making a difference | Scoop.it
A family of homeless children ate their first meal in TWO days when a Christmas Markets trader heard of their parent's desperate plea

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Lawsuit says kids traumatized by violence have right to mental health services in school

Lawsuit says kids traumatized by violence have right to mental health services in school | Making a difference | Scoop.it
Litigation says kids traumatized by violence have a right to mental health services
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Has it come to the point where there is need of a Class action litigation for children and teenagers to have access to mental health services?

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The Nation’s First Vegetarian Public School Is Thriving

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But it can't be a model everywhere.

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How do people with disabilities experience Madison? - Channel 3000

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The view from the seat of a wheelchair isn’t always a good one—or a fair one.
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States like Utah tackle ‘aging out’ of foster care with initiatives to support education, life goals

States like Utah tackle ‘aging out’ of foster care with initiatives to support education, life goals | Making a difference | Scoop.it
Utah is among 21 states with programs to help youths who are aging out of foster care by supporting educational and life goals.
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Doing something real to encourage and support youngsters leaving care.

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Children have been killed by an air strike on UN refugee camp in Yemen

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Saudi Arabia is accused of killing up to 40 people at a refugee camp in Yemen as it continues to lead an international coalition waging war on Houthi rebels.
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Children Fear Addiction To Internet Pornography

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A charity warns about the dangers of online pornography as research reveals many children admit to making explicit videos.

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Earth Hour: The world turns off the lights for climate change action

Earth Hour: The world turns off the lights for climate change action | Making a difference | Scoop.it
More than 7,000 cities across 172 countries are expected to turn off the lights this evening in the biggest Earth Hour event ever.
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We not only have one home,  The Earth does not belong to us, we are part of it.

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9 of the most inspiring acts of leadership

9 of the most inspiring acts of leadership | Making a difference | Scoop.it
Fortune asked America’s top executives to share their thoughts, and here's what they had to say.

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Inspiring those that will lead in the future

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9 of the most inspiring acts of leadership via @TDOttawa http://sco.lt/6NkxRB

Pâris Wilfried's curator insight, March 30, 3:54 PM

Give a look to see how others are doing, always interesting.

#Leadership

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Being Digital Isn't Just About Technology, "Technology should never isolate us"

Being Digital Isn't Just About Technology, "Technology should never isolate us" | Making a difference | Scoop.it

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Technology at the service of the learning experience.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 16, 10:04 PM

I wonder what Dewey would think about the use of digital technologies in School today? Parents and teachers have to help children integrate digital technologies wisely into their lives.

 

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Additional Martin Luther King, Jr. Resources (Larry Ferlazzo list)

Additional Martin Luther King, Jr. Resources  (Larry Ferlazzo list) | Making a difference | Scoop.it
Here are new additions to an already very lengthy list of them at The Best Websites For Learning About Martin Luther King: The Zinn Education Project has a great collection. The Guardian has a nice...

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Resources for learning with Martin Luther King Jr material.

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Un sujet à discuter lors de nos séjours linguistiques anglais en France

Immersion anglaise dans une famille anglaise avec enfants pour enfants et ados lors de vacances scolaires

Les vacances scolaires sont dans 3 semaines

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The Top 5 Timeless Tips for Finding Inner Peace and Joy During the Holidays

The Top 5 Timeless Tips for Finding Inner Peace and Joy During the Holidays | Making a difference | Scoop.it
“May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart!” Eskimo proverb The holidays are upon us. A time of needed relaxation an

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Finding inner peace during this hectic time in the modern world

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Vigil held in downtown Chicago for peace in Pakistan - WGN-TV

Vigil held in downtown Chicago for peace in Pakistan - WGN-TV | Making a difference | Scoop.it
In Peshawar Pakistani Wednesday there were funerals and vigils and great sorrow one day after the Taliban sent suicide attackers into a school yesterday that killed at least 132 children and nine s...
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