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chocolate meditation

This felt awkward because it was hard to just let it melt on our tongue without swallowing . It was almost like a choking sensation almost. it was different from eating chocolate because when you just chew it, you only get one to two tastes out of it. When you let it sit on your tongue, you can taste the milk, saltiness, butter, vanilla, sugar, as well as the chocolate from the cocoa bean. I’m not sure that I felt any different letting it sit on my tongue than eating it. It did however, make the taste of the chocolate last longer. The chocolate was better when you savor it like we did. When you eat it fast, you don’t take pleasure in eating it, and left with a craving for more. This reminds me a lot of society. We always rush through everything and continuously want more. We don’t take time to enjoy the little things in life, as well as each and every flavor of the chocolate bar.

annotated bibliography

David F. Dinges, et al. “Sleep Deprivation And Stressors: Evidence For Elevated Negative Affect In Response To Mild Stressors When Sleep Deprived.” Emotion 12.5 (2012): 1015-1020. PsycARTICLES. Web. 21 Oct. 2013.
In Dinges articles, he says that it is believed that the relationship between stress and sleep is bidirectional. Stress can disrupt sleep and sleep loss can increase subsequent stress levels. In fact, studies on animals show that the more the animal is sleep deprived, the more it alters both baseline activity of the stress system and physiological responses to subsequent stress. Based on previous findings that sleep deprivation is associated with impaired inhibitory control during both cognitive and emotional tasks. In the article, Dinge shows examples of two methods of experiments used to conduct his stance of the topic. What’s useful about this article is that it shows actual numbers and percentages to show facts about the results. I will use this article because it actually shows experiments and results that were conducted. It gives me a more analytical stance on the topic, besides just expressing thoughts.

Ling Yong-Chien, et al. “Sleep Deprivation Predisposes Liver To Oxidative Stress And Phospholipid Damage: A Quantitative Molecular Imaging Study.” Journal Of Anatomy 212.3 (2008): 295-305. Academic Search Complete. Web. 21 Oct. 2013.
In the article, the thesis is that sleep disorders are associated with an increased rate of various metabolic disturbances. This may be related to oxidative stress and consequent lipid peroxidation. To determine the effects of total sleep deprivation, they used adult rats. Following total sleep deprivation, the signals for phosphatidylcholine were significantly reduced to nearly one-third of the normal values. Total sleep deprivation may be attributed to the enhanced oxidative stress and the subsequent lipid peroxidation. This would play an important role in the formation or progression of total sleep deprivation induced metabolic diseases. This article also provides a science perspective to the research paper. I will use this as a guide to show what sleep deprivation actually does to the body as a whole.

“Sleep Disorders.” Comprehensive Handbook of Psychopathology. Dordrecht: Springer Science Business Media, 2004. 20 Mar. 2012. Credo Reference. Credo Reference. 21 Oct. 2013.
In the article, it is said that understanding sleep is essential to complete understanding of normal and abnormal behavior. The article gives ideas on basic sleep information. Then it goes on to describe in detail sleep disorders throughout the life cycle. It describes sleep cycles of infants and toddlers, preschool and early childhood, the second decade of life, and adults and elderly. Not only does it talk about sleep deprivation, it also talks about other sleep disorders as well. Getting a background of other disorders will help to show how some of them cause sleep deprivation, thus causing stress on the mind and body.

Annotated bibliography

David F. Dinges, et al. “Sleep Deprivation And Stressors: Evidence For Elevated Negative Affect In Response To Mild Stressors When Sleep Deprived.” Emotion 12.5 (2012): 1015-1020. PsycARTICLES. Web. 21 Oct. 2013.
In Dinges articles, he says that it is believed that the relationship between stress and sleep is bidirectional. Stress can disrupt sleep and sleep loss can increase subsequent stress levels. In fact, studies on animals show that the more the animal is sleep deprived, the more it alters both baseline activity of the stress system and physiological responses to subsequent stress. Based on previous findings that sleep deprivation is associated with impaired inhibitory control during both cognitive and emotional tasks. In the article, Dinge shows examples of two methods of experiments used to conduct his stance of the topic. What’s useful about this article is that it shows actual numbers and percentages to show facts about the results. I will use this article because it actually shows experiments and results that were conducted. It gives me a more analytical stance on the topic, besides just expressing thoughts.

Ling Yong-Chien, et al. “Sleep Deprivation Predisposes Liver To Oxidative Stress And Phospholipid Damage: A Quantitative Molecular Imaging Study.” Journal Of Anatomy 212.3 (2008): 295-305. Academic Search Complete. Web. 21 Oct. 2013.

In this article, the thesis states that sleep disorders are associated with an increased rate of various metabolic disturbances. This means that it may be related to oxidative stress and consequent lipid peroxidation. This article shows what sleep deprivations actually does to our body itself. Since hepatic phosphatidylcholine plays an important role in metabolic regulation, the aim of the present study was to determine phosphatidylcholine expression in the liver following total sleep deprivation. To determine the effects of total sleep deprivation, they used adult rats. Following total sleep deprivation, the signals for phosphatidylcholine were significantly reduced to nearly one-third of the normal values. Scientists found that
following total sleep deprivation may be attributed to the enhanced oxidative stress and the subsequent lipid peroxidation, which would play an important role in the formation or progression of total sleep deprivation induced metabolic diseases.

“Sleep Disorders.” Comprehensive Handbook of Psychopathology. Dordrecht: Springer Science Business Media, 2004. 20 Mar. 2012. Credo Reference. Credo Reference. 21 Oct. 2013.
In the article, it is said that understanding sleep is essential to complete understanding of normal and abnormal behavior. The article gives ideas on basic sleep information. Then it goes on to describe in detail sleep disorders throughout the life cycle. It describes sleep cycles of infants and toddlers, preschool and early childhood, the second decade of life, and adults and elderly. Not only does it talk about sleep deprivation, it also talks about other sleep disorders as well. Getting a background of other disorders will help to show how some of them cause sleep deprivation, thus causing stress on the mind and body.

Research questions

1. Why is the death penalty abolished in the united states over other countries?

2. Should it be a person’s right to choose abortion?

3. What is the impact of divorce on a child?

4. What is the impact of disposing bottles in our economy?

5. why is the U.S the land of opportunity, even though many are under the poverty line?

Third 5 questions

1. Are the 219 pollutants in our body for the good or bad?
2. Should it be against the law to cremate someone?
3. Do our bodies cause more pollution that we pollute?
4. Can these mushrooms seise the pollutants in our body?
5. Would we have to be buried in a special place where mushrooms can grow if this takes effect?

2nd 5 questions

1. Why do they believe death is a gradual process?
2. Why are chickens, cows, and water buffalos chosen to be the one sacrificed?
3. Why does the funeral taken place if front of whole community?
4. why are you carried of in the shape of the place you were born in?
5. why do the people live with the bodies of their dead relatives?

love and kindness meditation

during this meditation, I couldn’t help but to start thinking about my narrative of my until. It made it hard to be calm and happy, even though he’s been gone for over a year now. I felt he was with me when I was meditating though. A lot of this meditating and trying to connect with your inner self is hard for me. I’m not an open person and don’t usually try to find inner for to resolve problems. That makes it hard to focus, when your whole life you’ve just let problems resolve them self.

chi gong

It was weird that I actually felt like tere was a ball between my hand when inhaled and exhaled while my hand were facing each other. It really felt like something was pulling my hands apart and bring them back together when I was breathing. When my hands were facing up and down, it did feel like there was and object in the palm of my hand.

Expose the unexposed

I feel as though Williams is trying to expose her refusal of her mother’s cancer through the California gulls. She starts out saying that she watches the gulls progress through adolescence and then mature to fly away. Then on page 78, she talks about her denial. She says that, “I have refused to believe that my mother will die. And by denying her cancer, even her death, I deny her life.” I believe that when she was talking about the gulls maturing, I think she was referring to the cancer progressing.