How to Inspire Your Writing (and Your Life) Every Day

There are various clever quotes about why inspiration is unnecessary for writing. After all, writing is work. After all, plumbers don’t need to be inspired to do their jobs; they just do their jobs. The same goes for electricians, attorneys, and doctors. And if we wait to write until we’re hit by some magical wand of inspiration, we might never start in the first place. This is true. Being able to work whether you feel inspired or not is important. It’s a great skill. And yet inspiration is critical, too. In a piece entitled “Why Inspiration Matters,” Scott Barry Kaufman writes, “Inspiration awakens us to new possibilities by allowing us to transcend our ordinary experiences and limitations. Inspiration propels a person from apathy to possibility, and transforms the way we perceive our own capabilities.” Inspiration sparks creativity, and helps us make progress on our goals, according to Kaufman. Inspiration also is vital because “an insipid view on life is deadly,” said Susie Herrick, MFT, a licensed psychotherapist and author. “Breathing in beauty is our birthright. It’s what feeds our capacity to see metaphor and synchronicity.” Inspiration keeps writer and author Nicole Gulotta’s creative life filled with enthusiasm. “It’s exciting to never know where inspiration might come from, which reminds me to keep my senses sharp and pay attention as much as possible.” Reading provi...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Creativity General Habits Inspiration & Hope Mental Health and Wellness Self-Help Success & Achievement aesthetics Motivation writing Source Type: blogs

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AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical effect of needling gluteus medius muscle trigger point (TrP) plus chiropractic for sacroiliac joint subluxation.MethodsA total of 124 cases conforming to the inclusion criteria of sacroiliac joint subluxation were classified by anterior subluxation and posterior subluxation, and randomized into a trigger point group and a conventional group respectively. There were 63 patients with anterior subluxation who were randomized into a TrP group of 32 cases (including 4 dropped out cases) and a conventional group of 31 cases (including 3 dropped out cases); and 61 patients with posterior s...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
DiscussionThe results of this trial will help to establish the clinical evidence regarding TEA in the treatment of patients with LHIVD.Trial registrationClinicalTrials.gov,NCT03236753. Registered on August 2, 2017.Clinical Research Information Service of the Republic of Korea,KCT0002439. Registered on August 1, 2017.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusion: This study suggests greater therapeutic effects of acupotomy on relieving pain and improving the functional disability associated with LDH than those observed with manual acupuncture. PMID: 30174711 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVES: to assess the action of ear acupuncture on disability and tissue temperature in people with chronic pain in the spinal column. METHOD: a clinical trial with a sample of 110 people, randomized into three groups: Treatment, Placebo and Control. The assessment instruments were the Rolland Morris Disability Questionnaire (RMDQ) and a thermographic camera, administered before the first treatment session, one week after and 15 days after (follow-up) the fifth session of ear acupuncture. In the analysis of the data, the Kruskal Wallis, Student-Newman Keuls and Wilcoxon tests were applied. R...
Source: Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Rev Lat Am Enfermagem Source Type: research
Conclusion. Patients diagnosed with MS seek hope in T&CM such as homeopathy or acupuncture. The results of this study suggest that MS patients need more professional support in their personal search for alternative therapies. Key point. 50% of patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis search relief in traditional and complementary medicine such as homeopathy or acupuncture. These patients often feel compelled to try every opportunity to heal, often stimulated or urged on by friends or relatives. Multiple sclerosis patients are more satisfied with their conventional treatment than with the traditional and complementary med...
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research
For over 20 years, Linda Buonanno lived in fear that her irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) would suddenly interrupt her daily routine with frequent trips to the bathroom and unbearable cramping. Buonanno, now a 71-year-old medical assistant and hairdresser from Methuen, Mass., tried everything from drugs to dairy-free diets. Nothing worked. She remembers a particularly tough period over 10 years ago, when she was working on the factory floor of a medical-device company for up to 10 hours a day, six days a week. When an IBS episode would strike, her co-workers would cover for her as she huddled in a corner, keeled over in pain...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized medicine Research Source Type: news
This study is planned as a multicenter, parallel design, randomized, controlled, clinical study. One hundred forty-six patients diagnosed with LDH will be randomly assigned to either the acupotomy group or the manual acupuncture group at a 1:1 ratio. Participants in both groups will receive a total of 4 interventions over 2 weeks. An effectiveness assessment based on the outcomes on the visual analog scale (VAS), Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire (RMDQ), Modified-Modified Schober Test (MMST), EuroQol Five Dimensions (EQ-5D), and Patient Global Impression of Change (PGIC) will be conducted at baseline and at 2, 4, and ...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Clinical Trial Source Type: research
ConclusionChildren with non-typical symptoms or those with poor overall health status are likely to use TKM. Additionally, TKM use leads to increased treatment costs. Studies investigating the motivation for starting or ceasing TKM therapy, socioeconomic factors and the attitude of parents towards complementary and alternative medicine should be performed.
Source: Integrative Medicine Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionElectrical sensory input can contribute to routine rehabilitation to improve early post-stroke lower-extremity impairment and late motor function, with no change in spasticity. Prolonged periods of sensory stimulation such as TENS combined with activity can have beneficial effects on impairment and function after stroke.
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
ConclusionsDespite the available range of non-pharmacological interventions for spasticity, there is lack of high-quality evidence for many modalities. Further research is needed to judge the effect with appropriate study designs, timing and intensity of modalities, and associate costs of these interventions.
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
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