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Ibiza, the ideal place to go to on holidays; yet research has shown many return depressed and disillusioned.

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Photos from Philip Larson’s and Adam Russell’s flickr

People save money for years in order to enjoy the life on Ibiza for a few weeks. A vacation to live up to. But when you arrive there, everything is different than expected. You’re not the only one in the expensive hotel. Your expensive hotel is one of the cheapest in comparison to the others, and your clothes, on which a lot of money was spent, are nothing different from other people’s clothes. You’re normal.

You always were normal. But when you’re, for 3 weeks, trying not be, you still are. What did you save all that money for? To live the life, partying all week, to find out it doesn’t help. Ibiza should have been the distraction, but it became the eye-opener. But realizing all this, you think, well, if it’s all for nothing, why not release the brakes and go wild? Which is exactly what people do. Drugs and alcohol, and not a little.

The worst part might still be coming back. Back to all, found out, you really are but don’t want to be. Some even end up with addictions, because of all the party drugs and alcohol from Ibiza.

The advise experts give to people who have a vacation to Ibiza planned but unable to cancel it? Make an appointment with a psychologist before you go; he will be busy when you return.

Have you been depressed from a holiday?

I don’t know about you, but when I get excited, I can’t sleep; and lack of sleep is bad.

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Photo from Bill Morrow’s flickr

When people are excited, they may be overthinking. They’re thinking of what could happen like they can trace a clue, which will lead to thinking about the results of it, and then you’ll feel an emotion towards the event that is yet to come.

The other extreme of this is worrying. They both render strong feelings for an imminent event. Worrying is thinking that something wrong may happen, so you’ll feel fear; while excitement is thinking that something superlative is coming, so you’ll feel elated. Being elated is a positive feeling, so it can’t be bad right? It is bad if it hampers what good you should be doing, like you can’t eat or do any prolonged task in too much excitement.

There’s “good” excitement, if I may say. I experience that in the middle of chase scenes in an action movie, or the moment before I jump off the ravine (relax, bungee jumping), or watching a head to head sports game. There’s adrenaline in all of that, and it’s a good feeling. We like to be excited that way. We are excited while the event is happening.

In “bad” excitement, we are excited towards an event that is not happening. It stresses us; we can’t wait for it to happen. Like coping with worrying, maybe we just have to let it be. Let it come, you know it will, and be excited while it’s happening. Chill out.

Do you get too excited?

Snakes as your masseuse and urine as your facial wash.

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I can have a massage therapy every week – I feel rested and cozy. But I don’t know what the hell is wrong with me because I’m not satisfied with that. Doing the same things over and over is terribly boring. Let’s see what alternative therapies I’ve got at my disposal.

Snake Massage Therapy

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Photo from oddstuffmagazine.com

This is supposed to be relaxing, but how can you do that when snakes are dancing in your face and body? The snakes used are non-venomous but you would only know for sure if you didn’t die, and they still can bite. This is for the tough-hearted.

Past Life Regression Therapy

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Photo from Kathryn Cartwright’s flickr

If you have breathing difficulties, you probably have been buried alive in your past life. This therapy digs the unresolved issues of your previous self, which it claims to be the root of your health problems.

Laughter Therapy

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Photo from Craig Cochrane’s flickr

All you do in this therapy is laugh. You force yourself to laugh and continue to laugh until the session ends. People laugh because they’re happy, but people can be happy when they laugh too. It must be liberating to laugh like crazy.

Maggot Debridement Therapy

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Photo from Steven Depolo’s flickr

Maggots can clean your infected wounds. You immerse your wound, say your cut finger, in a whirlpool of maggots and they kill the antibiotic-resistant bacteria in it. I’m sure my doctor can come up with something stronger than antibiotic. I’ll pay, I promise but not the Maggots.

Urine Therapy

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Photo from SuSanA Secretariat’s flickr

I’ve watched this in television and people really drink their own urine  kidding aside. They also use urine as facial wash for babies in China. They believed that urine can cure. Dare to put this in your bucket list?

Bee Sting and Leech Therapy

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Photos from healthyfellow.com; OakleyOriginals’ flickr

For some reason people disliked mainstream medicine, they let the bees stung them and leeches suck them. If you prefer the leech one, you have to immerse yourself in turpentine first.

Sound Therapy

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Photo from Tess Watson’s flickr

Sound frequencies can heal, apparently. It can put balance in your body. It can “act like vitamins and minerals”. Give me the sound of vitamin A plus iodine!

Beer Therapy

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Photo from beerbath.eu

Oh how can you not love this? You bathe in beer. Drink while it rejuvenates you. This is how people in Czech Republic, Austria and Germany roll.

Ho’oponopono

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Photo from lightsoflove.us

This is a Hawaiian practice that targets the root of an illness like the past life regression therapy. If there’s dispute, anger or guilt, you have to be “sorry” and “make it up” and see the magic in your life.

Virtual Dolphin Therapy

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Photo from Patrik Jones’ flickr

Just imagine dolphins swimming in the calm sea. I know, it’s softening.

What therapy would you try?

Sources:
Top 10 Weird Health Therapies; TopTenz.net
12 Most Bizarre Modern Alternative Medical Treatments; WebEcoist
 

If you want to be successful, try to be a morning person.

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Author Laura Vanderkam argues that successful people, referring to CEO’s and top of the industry successes, are mostly morning person. That’s a correlation, and she believes in transforming night owls to morning peeps for the sapid success everybody wanted.

There’s a part of me that’s agreeing with her. Productivity is at peak in the morning; mind is fresh, body is rested. Just compare it to the evening status of our selves, where our body and brain are both exhausted. You see the rationale behind it.

This is good news for me because I’m all around. I can peer like an owl at night but be able to wake up early to do something valuable, be it exercise or this article. But the night lovers could cringe, or perhaps disagree overtly because this claim is robbing them their chance for success.

Another part of me believed in productivity at any time of the day. I know mornings are the best time, but there are slits of opportunities throughout the day. I’m talking about a jog between break time or midnight study. This is the general finding; it’s good to know but our opinions about ourselves will still be the loudest. Just whatever works for us, worked for us so keep on doing it!

At what time of the day are you most productive?

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Source:
Why Morning People Rule the World; Inc.

It’s all about preparations for advancing life.

Bullying Helps forming character and values, positive bullying; Boy is Bullied

Boy is Bullied. Photo from singlemindedwomen.com

It is not preferred for any child to be bullied at all. Yes, in a perfect world; but ours was imperfect. Regardless of one’s developmental stage, class or any demographics you can think of, bullies are sure visitors.

It’s true, a fact of unfair life. I’ve seen (and known) many adults who would break into a fistfight just because someone accidentally stepped on him, or would rant publicly in a waiter’s degraded face because of a trivial mistake of dropping an onion on her lap. These people don’t know how to handle unexpected and disadvantaged events, and it may perhaps because the likes of similar events are never experienced before.

A bullied child will learn how to fight later on. I’m promoting fighting; not to harass but to defend, not to be violent but to be vigilant, and not to be purely emotional but to be justly rational. It’s so easy to punch back or pull the hair of your bullies, but you’ve learned a valuable lesson when you restrained yourself and fought back with integrity.

Experiencing pain early in life only increases your threshold of it. Indefinitely, next time an oppressing force strained you, you knew you got over it, that it’s nothing beyond manageable. I see bullying as a practical teacher from life for the rest of life.

On finale note, there are two sides. It is better to be bullied, that to be the bully.

What’s your view in bullying? Has it changed you?

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