Is immortality possible? Discover the Taoist perspective and practices which lead to survival of the soul after death. Information on neigong and qigong practices that are alchemical.
Condovac La Costa is a large resort located on Hermosa Beach in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. It is a comfortable place with many accommodations, beautiful scenery and comfortable condos for tourists.
Setting up the Firefox browser for Private Web Browsing is simple, but it is important to know what it protects it offers. Additional protection and anonymity is conferred by using the Cocoon plugin.
Pete Egoscue has designed exercise programs for people who have different body types and for specific disorders. These programs help create better posture, strength and balance for living pain free.
Soul mating is a book about finding your heart. It is an internal journey involving Eastern meditation methods and practices. Harrison shares his experience and anecdotes from Ayame, his teacher.
These two social networks differ in many aspects - gender of users, the percentage of active participants, their peak times, etc. Know the differences for maintaining social visibility.
Restore, Jailbreak and hactivate (unlock) an iPhone 3G with iOS 4.2.1 with these instructions. Strategies that don't work are also covered at the end of the article.
You can use lime and other materials to increase soil pH if you know the equivalent acidity of your soil. Using this value, you can calculate how much to use to optimize growth of your plants.
The organic gardener can help control cucumber beetle via several options: diatomaceous earth, kaolin clay, a botanical insecticide, several cultural control methods and biological control.
Shen energy is the energy of the heart in Taoist TCM theory. Heart energy is nourished by energy from the liver, and in turn, it nourishes the spleen. Heart energy personifies your passions.
Yi energy is one of the five types of energies of Taoist elemental theory. This theory is used in acupuncture, medical qigong, tui na massage and in qigong exercises sets to help improve health.
Soil organic content is essential for optimal soil health and plant growth. The benefits and ways to properly add organic content to your soil are discussed, including compost and other amendments.
Fruits, soups, rice dishes and popular foods in Costa Rica take advantage of the wide diversity of foods available in the country. Examples enjoyed at home, at parties and in restaurants are given.
The Google Nexus Smartphone is a perky device that won't hold you back and can be a time saver using Google Now. See specs, camera info, battery, competitors and Google Now abilities and limitations.
Memorable quotes, reflections and aspects of the plot of this lengthy, complex, fantasy, mystery, love-story novel are covered in this short book review of 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami.
Popular Costa Rica museums are listed, described and a map illustrates the location of four San Jose sites. Several photos of the locations and some of the exhibits give a taste of what you may see.
Examples of camera performance of the Nexus 4, including panoramas, photo-sphere, landscape and HDR photos. Performance under low light and flash conditions is also shown in indoor photos.
Photos showing some of the tourist attractions and views around Miravalles Volcano, located in Guanacaste province, Costa Rica. Several hot springs resorts and tours of the area are available.
This photo a day project is placed in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Find out new things about Costa Rica and see glimpses of things that some tourists may miss when they vacation here.
An easy tuna salad recipe with the tropical twist of Costa Rican ingredients. This quick recipe can be a standby to use whenever you don't want to cook over a stove or for a camping trip.
Exotic flowers photos from plants seen primarily around the volcanoes Rincon La Vieja and Miravalles. Locations and identities are given when known.
A creative photo project is just what you need to get your creative juices flowing. Ideas, videos, photos and links to ways to get it done and enjoy yourself in the process.
This HTC Jetstream review covers user functionality, specs, advantages and disadvantages of this workhorse Android tablet that has a duo core 1.5 MHz processor, 10.1" display and LTE capability.
Processes to consider when making a picture article, including doing your SEO when you are composing it and organization tips. Also included are ideas on some of the types of articles that are perfect for using photos.
This is the best homemade salsa recipe that I know. It has tomatillos, lime, cilantro and special flavoring from a smattering of Salsa Lizano. You can choose to use spicy chile peppers or not; and, it goes well with beans, fajitas and as a tortilla chip dip. It is best fresh, but it can be...
Materials and detailed OSX disk clone instructions, including software and post-clone procedures for testing. This method uses Carbon Copy Cloner, version 3.4.7 and up. Post installation verification is part of the process.
Quieting the mind via use of the attitudes and methods via Taoist principles. These methods are illustrated via the words of Lao Tse and some seminal works that help one cultivate relaxation, increase internal energy and combat illnesses for healing. Daoist meditation goals help center one's...
Quercetin physiological effects, diseases it can be used against, sections on heart disease and cancer, and dosages. Natural quercetin levels in fruits and vegetables and scientific studies.
Ideas on how to overcome the 500 word article barrier so you have adequate content for Google page ranking and engaging material for your readers. Writing ideas are categorized based on several article types.
Photos and brief descriptions of several different species of shore birds of Costa Rica, most were taken by the author. Species include birds seen on the beach, lagoons and estuaries in Guanacaste province.
This economical and healthy breakfast of peanut butter oatmeal can be made quickly. Preparation suggestions for different types of oatmeal and using leftovers are also given.
An owner review of the Sony Xperia Miro. It is a good GSM and CDMA smartphone with Android 4.0.4, strong signal reception and is easy to operate. The 5-megapixel camera and example photos are shown
Herbal sinus treatment home remedies, including essential oils, orally taken herbs and teas that help reduce sinus congestion, sinusitis and infection. References and a video on acupressure for sinus infection are provided for further information more natural remedies.
This review discusses the Verizon HTC Droid Incredible 2 and how to make it operate more smoothly, recommended applications and battery life advice, and a fix for poor signal reception and wifi.
Homemade vegetable beef soup from Costa Rica is a very popular meal with Costa Ricans and visitors to the country. Photos and dialogue explain how it is put together and how it is served.
Natural COPD treatment includes advice on the effect of breathing exercises, diet, supplements and methods of keeping the airways clear. Specific herbs, supplements and exercise styles are given to improve breathing capacity.
Installing a ceiling fan with a light made simple, with photos, a list of tools and a step-by-step installation process. There are tips on important places where you should pay special attention and corrections to be done after installation.
The Gevey Ultra S SIM for iPhone 4S is reviewed and IMEI unlocking solutions are discussed as an alternative. CDMA and GSM iPhone unlocking procedures differ in pricing and complications.
This 38-minute qigong video by Lee Holden contains a complete exercise set for those who have neck, shoulder and upper back problems. The video is well-produced, has relaxing music and it is an effective means of muscle tension and stress relief.
Features that make the Sony 57 camera worth considering by serious amateurs and semi-professional photography enthusiasts. Comparisons, specs and a review of the important features.
Many photos and a summary of what you can see at the Homestead Heritage, Waco, Texas, located a few miles north of Waco on Gholson Road. A map and contact info is included. There are many crafts and excellent craftsmen in this community.
Don't wonder about what to do in Waco, Texas. There are museums, lots of park space, bowling alleys, sporting events, a range of restaurant types and there is lots of water - Lake Waco and the Brazos and Bosque Rivers. With all of these features, Waco has something for everyone.
Cinnamon sugar pecans are a quick sweet treat to make and there are only a few ingredients. Learn how to make them and how to use them in other desserts for holidays or any day.
Photos and a description of things to see in the Texas Ranger's Museum in Waco, Texas - a place full of history and artifacts associated with this organization that shaped Texas' formation. Law enforcement and gun enthusiasts can see an enormous collection of weapons, a movie and historical...
The "red eye" phenomenon in flash photos of can be restored to black eyes online or by using included programs in Windows 7 and Mac OSX operating systems. The results of each are shown on an example photo.
Granda, Nicaragua pictures and visiting ideas for those considering traveling to Nicaragua. Photos are shown of the skyline, churches, armory, horse-drawn carriages and the tour of the Granada Islands south of town.
User tips, features and the PI technology of this economical metal detector, the Tesoro Sand Shark. Photos show the unit parts and an assembled unit.
All about testing your water pressure and water pressure regulators for controlling home water pressure to prevent repairs and water wastage. Includes how to adjust and install a water pressure regulator on threaded pipe systems.
A focus on the hot springs of Guancaste province, on the west slopes of Rincón de la Vieja and Miravalles Volcanoes. Spas, quality of food, and things to see and do.
Three of the top VLF metal detectors that deserve the moniker "beach metal detectors" are reviewed. These include models where you can submerge the detectors to search in shallow water and down to 250 feet in depth. Tables are included to help you compare specifications of the different detectors.
Lens hoods, filters, extension tubes, close up rings and more are camera lens accessories that can make your photography better and help your creativity. Each of these products is reviewed with pictures.
Organizations for Father's Rights in Texas include Texas Fathers for Equal Rights and the Lone Star Fatherhood Initiative. These organizations can provide legal advice, assistance and education.
Kosher Herb Baked Salmon uses a herb mix of tarragon and chives, with optional herb mixes, sauces and Kosher wine pairings that compliment the meal. Clear instructions and nutritional values are given.
Important differences between the plantain tree and the banana, as well as eating suggestions, cultivation information and how the plant produces fruit. Serving suggestions for the fruit are given at the end of the article based on my experience in Costa Rica.
A recipe for Baked Parmesan crusted fish can be used for a variety of fish fillets and it is low salt and low fat. An alternative fried Coconut Parmesan crusted fish recipe is also listed, with a mango salsa as an accompaniment.
Several methods are explained on how to preserve meat with salt, including drying of strips, hand rubbed dry cures and pickling cures. A recipe for corned beef is also given with variations. 3 videos
Discover the recommended best apps for mail and browsing experience on Android devices. These recommendations are based on the many features that increase functionality and create a good user experience.
Macro photography tips for beginners, including camera, lens and accessory choices for serious hobbyists to budget-minded enthusiasts. Photo format and editing options are also discussed.
Discover old and new strategies to improve your skills at playing Scrabble and Scrabble-like word games. Free Scrabble-like games are mentioned as an integral part of building your winning ability.
See what is sold in the markets in Masaya and find out where to go when you get there. Transportation and hotel recommendations are also provided to help travelers.
Exercise guidelines with documented health improvement effects plus qigong exercise information for boosting your energy and increasing life expectancy. Two videos show some qigong exercises.
Several of the most important fungal diseases on plants. Diseases which have shaped and affected world culture in unique, and sometimes devastating ways - Coffee Rust, Late Blight of Potato, brown spot of rice, Chestnut blight and Dutch Elm Disease
Several measures show you how to protect your valuable Android cell phone or tablet from malware and theft. These tips guide you on application choices that will keep your data and phone more safe and secure.
Via text instructions and video, I show how to edit images to make png files with clear backgrounds with both Adobe Photoshop and GIMP photo editing programs.
The native operating system and numerous applications that have been developed make Android cell phones more appealing than the iPhone in many ways. Read the details and see a video series that is shown in the article.
A review of what needs to be considered when choosing plants and caring for them in sandy soils, including testing, amendments and plant varieties. Sandy soil is also used in hydroponics systems.
Tips on keeping your plants over winter indoors, like saving space with root or stem cuttings and potted plants to reduce size. More tips on watering, lighting and humidity, as well as replanting in the spring.
An overview of strategies for evaluating how to water plants in your garden, including a simple method of gauging how much to water based on your soil type and methods of increasing the water holding capacity in sandy soils.
Plant parasitic nematodes cause damage to plants directly and indirectly. Both mechanisms are explained to help understand how they hurt your plants, make them unproductive, and sometimes kill them.
Tried and true methods for repelling backyard pests like flies, mosquitoes, ticks and moles. How to differentiate mole from gopher hills. Repellants that work for different situations. Preventing flies and repelling mosquitoes. Relax in the backyard without being bothered by these pests.
This savory soup from Costa Rica is made from a summer squash known a pipian. Other ingredients include milk, butter, two cheeses and sweet red pepper.
Symptoms and fungi that can cause this plant disorder and general control principles and the availability of resistant cultivars and hybrids for preventing gray leaf spot fungus on different plant species.
Saltwater and freshwater fishing tours abound in Costa Rica, using conventional and flyfishing tackle. Freshwater flyfishing for tarpon and roosterfish fishing from Kayaks are available, in addition to many billfish offshore tours.
Find out what works to root a Nook Color tablet into a Bluetooth capable, Gingerbread Android device with a Windows PC. Personal experience shows that not all rooting methods work.
Healing qigong can be done yourself in exercises or meditations, and it can be experienced by healers who practice medical qigong. Videos and text illustrate each of these ways to improve health.
Tips on traveling in Costa Rica includes specific advice on hotel selection and how to avoid making mistakes others have made. A list of several tips is also included at the end of the article.
Taming the mind creates a more spacious identity of who we are. Benefits and methods in various traditions, Christian, Taoist, Buddhist and Yogic are discussed.
A review of Blue River resort,and video and photos of the area, including butterflies, a howler monkey, bats and the luxurious garden on site. Some of the photos are taken along Rio Celeste.
Know what is a dwarf fruit tree is so you can grow one or more of your own. Pruning, planting, fertilization and tree support advice is given within text and within a video.
The health benefits of meditation are widely known, but they are summarized here, as well as how these changes occur. A video of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn is featured.
Photos and laces to visit to see Costa Rica art, from contemporary to traditional pieces. Art from museums, public displays, galleries and artist workshops.
Teaching English in Costa Rica is a cultural experience that can either help or hinder the learning process for students. My experiences with two schools is given, as well as some information on volunteer teaching programs.
Video of a howler monkey mother and baby, two males making different sounds and a troop making its way through the trees. General info about the monkey and other species of Costa Rica is also given.
Meditation techniques for beginners are described for Zen Buddhist, Taoist Qigong and Christian Centering Prayer. Videos and products that help are included.
Is the evidence adequate to for past lives or reincarnation. Anectdotal and empirical evidence by Anderson and others provides impetus for new studies.
Social media participation on facebook and twitter, as well as ordinary texting can have both positive and negative impacts on teens, web publishers and business.
Ayote squash can be used to make a unique low fat, creamy sauce that goes well with sauteed chicken. This is finger-licking good and is styled using common ingredients in Costa Rican kitchens.
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver is reviewed regarding themes of the book and its characters. Memorable quotes from the text are also included.
Video of the evening horse parade during the Fiestas Civicas in Liberia, Costa Rica, 2012. Features sexy dancers, horses and a drunk cowboy.
Quickly find your kua number and find the best directions for both meditation and moving qigong and Tai chi practice. The method of calculation and a reference table are provided.
Photos of the Isletas, or Islands, of Granada, Nicaragua, including Monkey Island, birds, submerged islands and vacation homes in the area that has 365 islands total.
Jicote honey is prized for its medicinal properties and it is made by stingless bees in tropical climates like in Central America. A video and photos illustrate what these bees look like in their natural environment.
Forests in Costa Rica vary widely in type from seasonally dry to tropical, as well as cloud forests. Parks of the country are located in all different types of forests. Videos of several parks.
The data for prevention of coronary heart disease (CHD) through cholesterol reduction is shaky. Longevity increases of 1-3 months for long-term diet change is marginal at best. The data is explained.
After Christmas, the season for fiestas begins in Costa Rica. The Fiestas Civicas in Liberia, Guanacaste begins with a parade, including horses and riders in traditional garb, traditional music played on marimbas or small brass bands and floats made on the back of flat bed trucks; and last but not...
Three unique recipes from Costa Rica using the starfruit and more info about the origins and many different recipes that can be made.
Photos of indian artifacts recovered on Ometepe Island in Nicaragua. These PreColumbian artifacts date from 3,000 B.C. to 1550 A.D.
A map and photos of Moyogalpa, Charco Verde, and the Ojo de Agua on Ometepe Island, Nicaragua. Pictures include some insights into the culture of the island.
Having dengue fever over Christmas was a frustrating, if not educational experience. Ideas on what it is and cures are tossed around.
Insect pictures and videos from various sites in the Guanacaste, Alejuela and Puntarenas province of Costa Rica, including beetles, flies, moths, nocturnal insects and dragonflies.
Many appetizing dishes are made in Costa Rica from the two types of limes they have. Recipes for chimichurri, salads, limeade and ceviche are listed with optional enhancements.
Free MOV to AVI convertors that really work are rare, but I found success after trying two PC and 5 Mac OSX programs. I tried Pazera, WinX, Kigo, iSkysoft,MOV to AVI Mac, MPEG Streamclip and ffmpegX. The last program works, but it requires additional downloads.
What is Qigong is a guide to help you quickly understand this ancient Taoist tradition. Qigong can be compared to yoga, but it has Traditional Chinese Medicine and Buddhist influences. Applications and techniques of qigong range from martial arts to healing from health disorders.
The purpose of meditation is to get in touch with the deep reservoir of still awareness that we all have. We can all engage that awareness for better harmony within and without.
Rice is present for almost all Costa Rican meals. Arroz con leche, or rice with milk is a very popular dessert. Find out how to make it as it is made in this country.
Learn how to make Costa Rican gallo pinto and common accompaniments for this breakfast food, like natilla and maduro. Salsa Lizano substitution ideas are also given.
It can be simple to use breathing as a stress relief technique to reduce anxiety. A breathing exercise to calm and induce composure is described that can help relax you quickly.
A summary of a group of seven studies on the effect of chocolate consumption on heart disease and stroke is reviewed, giving also the amount and types of chocolate required to confer the observed benefits.
Know the weather in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, so you can plan your vacation to this region during the best times. Most of the year is great to vacation, but there are two months that are rainy.
Daniel Oduber Quiros was president of Costa Rica from 1974 to 1978. Education, political career, and accomplishments of his term as president.
Information, including the airport code, location of the airport, and transportation information for the Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia, Costa Rica.
Stress-relief games and strategies, including Mindhabits trainer, online games and offline methods which train the mind's attention to achieve stress relief.
The countryside of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, is full of colorful flowers. Here you will find a gallery of photos of these flowers, some of which I have not yet been able to identify.
More than ten quick, helpful tips for tourists who are visiting Costa Rica for the first time. Two videos and guidelines for having a safe and pleasant journey from an experienced tourist.
Many attractions in Costa Rica are close by and staying at an all-inclusive resort is a good idea. Day trips can be arranged from prime locations on the beach or near volcanoes.
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Avoid factors that increase aging and observe important exercise, dietary and supplement recommendations to build your own anti-aging system and live longer with more energy.