The Limits of Bio-enginnering

Last month, discount cialis stuff a friend of mine sent me this interesting talk about bio-engineering by Paul Root Wolpe from the website Ted Talks.  If you’ve never been to Ted Talks, viagra canada sildenafil take a few minutes to cruise the website.  You’ll find numerous discussions, each about 10-20 minutes, on many subjects ranging from relationships to science to spirituality.

I am a huge aficionado of Ted Talks.  I always enjoy learning and these talks allow just that.  You never know when you’ll learn something new.

In this video, Mr. Wolpe discusses bio-engineering and how it affects society, science, and morality.  The video invites the listener to think about several different questions, such as: What are the limits of bio-engineering?  Can scientific discovery and morality coexist?  When do we give ourselves authority over science specimens and subjects?

I encourage y’all to watch this and post your thoughts below: It’s time to question bio-engineering

Enjoy!

A Valentine’s Day Special!!

Ahhhhh….Le amour….the most talked about subject since Cupid shot his arrow.  It makes our hearts flutter and turns our stomachs into knots all at the same time, viagra generic ask but “what is love?

Love comes in all shapes and sizes’, so answering “what is love?” isn’t easy.  So where do we start?

Let’s start by with the type of love we equate with the most…romantic, passionate love.  This is the sort of love that takes over our mind and body when we’re with the object of our affection.  It usually morphs in two directions: 1) it will eventually burn out if it’s based on superficial means or 2) it could develop into a mature, help long-term relationship based on commitment, respect, and understanding.

Next we have the deep, non-sexual relationship between close friends and families.  This bond is formed over a longer period of time as stories are shared, emotions felt, and obstacles are conquered.  We would assume that a deep familial bond is automatic, but unfortunately, that isn’t always the case.  It should be cultivated and nurtured just like any relationship.

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A form of love we sometimes forget is more generalized; a love for all humanity.  This type of love allows us to feel connected to the people around us.  We express this by volunteering, advocating for equality, and overall helping for the common good.

Last, but not least, we have self-love.  Many of us have the common misconception that self-love is selfish, but this is far from the truth (everything in moderation my dear readers).  How can we give and receive love if we don’t love ourselves?  Self-love is about understanding your limits, respecting your thoughts and emotions, and just being yourself.

As we see, love does not have one definition.  It penetrates all types of relationships and circumstances.  The “powerful feeling” of love develops through our sustained interactions where we provide continual commitment, nurture, and passion.  Without any of these components, love would just feel empty.

Love is life’s greatest blessing and surrounds us every day.  Embrace it and openly give in return. 

So, on this Valentine’s Day, don’t be concerned with buying gifts or where to eat dinner, focus on the people that show you love every day.  Call your parents to just say “I love you”.  Give your siblings a big hug.  Share smiles and laughter with your friends.  Treat yourself to dinner or something nice.

Love is what you make of it, so make it powerful and long-lasting.

 Happy Valentine’s Day!!!!!

Creating Healthy Boundaries

Constructing healthy boundaries are essential to create a healthy self. These “boundaries” are reasonable guidelines that YOU create to establish healthy relationships with yourself and everyone around you.

The first step in implementing these boundaries is knowing and understanding YOU. What are your beliefs, viagra thumb desires, best viagra and needs? What actions are/are not acceptable to you? What consequences are you willing/not willing to accept?  Once you’ve answered these questions, it will be challenging for someone to disregard your boundaries because you’ve identified your values and how YOU want to be treated.

Let’s talk about the types of boundaries we’re trying to establish:

1)      Physical Boundaries

Physical boundaries exist between you and a specific individual. They include your body, generic personal space, and privacy. I like to describe this type of boundary as, “This is my bubble…this is your bubble…please stay in your bubble.”  When someone invades our physical boundaries, we most often express our annoyance verbally or through body language and hopefully they get the hint.

2)      Emotional Boundaries

Emotional boundaries allow us to protect and take care of ourselves by expressing when an individual’s actions are unacceptable.  This type of boundary is usually the hardest to establish because many of us are afraid to simply say “No”.  By doing so, we may experience rejection, confrontation, guilt, or other emotional consequences we weren’t prepared to face and that can be worrisome.  I completely understand that feeling; we’ve all experienced that at some point in our lives, but being true to yourself is not harming anyone. It’s about respecting yourself.

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How can we expect others to respect us when we’ve ALLOWED them to ignore our standards? We are responsible for the decisions we make in life.  We essentially have the freedom to make choices in how we respond and limit others behaviors around us. Only YOU set the tone for your well-being.

It’s never too late to self-care.  For example, look at your current relationships, do they seem unbalanced? If they are, identify what boundaries you want to set.  Express your thoughts in a firm, concise, respectful manner. I know initially we may feel selfish or guilty for creating these guidelines, but trust your instincts; if that person respects you, they will respect your requests.  You don’t need to justify your decision as long as it’s a reasonable, respectful boundary.  Now, you might be wondering, “How do I maintain CONSISTENCY with my words?”  The answer to that, my dear readers, is YOUR ACTIONS.  The boundaries you set are validated with consistency in your actions towards that individual and your surroundings.  Our moms were right when they said, “Our actions speak louder than our words”.

Establishing healthy boundaries for yourself will not initially be easy, but once you begin this journey, progressive thinking and respectful individuals will surround you.  This combination will bring positive energy to allow you, and those around you, to mature in an open, enlightened manner.   With every step you take, your innate confidence will be reinforced.  This will allow you to further grow and become a willing, active participant in your life and others’.

Good luck on your journey of self discovery!