What the psychic saw

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When the US filmmaker Matthew Palmer’s mother was 28 and childless, she received an unsettling prediction from a psychic: she would have a son, and her husband would die when their son was 13, but it would be ‘okay’. Uninterested in having children and skeptical of psychics, she wrote it off for a time. But when she finally did have a son following a nearly fatal and life-altering case of pneumonia, the prediction creeped back into her mind. She then often used the story, half-jokingly, to warn her husband about his smoking habit. And when Palmer was 13, his father died suddenly of cardiac arrest. Constructed from old home videos and phone conversations with his mother, Palmer’s deeply personal film What the Psychic Saw reflects on his father’s death in the context of the uncanny prediction. An unusual meditation on grief, the short offers no easy answer for the psychic’s eerily accurate words, or whether unexpectedly losing a close, beloved family member can ever really feel ‘okay’.

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What the psychic saw

Source: https://aeon.co/videos/the-psychic-the-skeptic-and-the-life-and-death-prophecy-that-came-true?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=atom-feed

When the US filmmaker Matthew Palmer’s mother was 28 and childless, she received an unsettling prediction from a psychic: she would have a son, and her husband would die when their son was 13, but it would be ‘okay’. Uninterested in having children and skeptical of psychics, she wrote it off for a time. But when she finally did have a son following a nearly fatal and life-altering case of pneumonia, the prediction creeped back into her mind. She then often used the story, half-jokingly, to warn her husband about his smoking habit. And when Palmer was 13, his father died suddenly of cardiac arrest. Constructed from old home videos and phone conversations with his mother, Palmer’s deeply personal film What the Psychic Saw reflects on his father’s death in the context of the uncanny prediction. An unusual meditation on grief, the short offers no easy answer for the psychic’s eerily accurate words, or whether unexpectedly losing a close, beloved family member can ever really feel ‘okay’.

By Aeon Video

Watch at Aeon

What the psychic saw

Source: https://aeon.co/videos/the-psychic-the-skeptic-and-the-life-and-death-prophecy-that-came-true?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=atom-feed

When the US filmmaker Matthew Palmer’s mother was 28 and childless, she received an unsettling prediction from a psychic: she would have a son, and her husband would die when their son was 13, but it would be ‘okay’. Uninterested in having children and skeptical of psychics, she wrote it off for a time. But when she finally did have a son following a nearly fatal and life-altering case of pneumonia, the prediction creeped back into her mind. She then often used the story, half-jokingly, to warn her husband about his smoking habit. And when Palmer was 13, his father died suddenly of cardiac arrest. Constructed from old home videos and phone conversations with his mother, Palmer’s deeply personal film What the Psychic Saw reflects on his father’s death in the context of the uncanny prediction. An unusual meditation on grief, the short offers no easy answer for the psychic’s eerily accurate words, or whether unexpectedly losing a close, beloved family member can ever really feel ‘okay’.

By Aeon Video

Watch at Aeon

At once tiny and huge: what is this feeling we call ‘sublime’?

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Have you ever felt awe and exhilaration while contemplating a vista of jagged, snow-capped mountains? Or been fascinated but also a bit unsettled while beholding a thunderous waterfall such as Niagara? Or felt existentially insignificant but strangely exalted while gazing up at the clear, starry …

By Sandra Shapshay

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How to Stay Injury-Free While Traveling

Source: https://www.reviewresorts.com/experiences/adventure-travel/how-to-stay-injury-free-while-traveling-abroad/

Solo Travel

If you are like me, who averages three to four overseas trips in a year, you would appreciate how important this article is. I love traveling. It doesn’t matter where I go, I just love exploring new places, mingling with new people, and tasting new food.
 
Solo Travel is scary, but more thrilling! One thing I do worry about when traveling is the fact that I mostly do it on my own. Figuring out the city and trying to communicate with the locals is an enriching experience for me.
 
It took awhile before my mother permitted me to go on my first ever solo trip. I was selected to represent our university to a writing conference in United Kingdom. I was in my junior year and only 18 at the time. My mother almost stopped me from going, but my father vetoed and told her this was an opportunity of a lifetime and that it will expand my horizons.
 
So in 2011, I embarked on my first ever solo out of the country trip, without my parents, and only my schoolmates and professors. It was truly a nerve-wracking experience! Everything was fine and dandy until I started to get sick.
 
We were there in December, so the snow was heavy and it was well and truly algid. It was a good thing I got to recover and was still able to enjoy the remaining days. But, how can we stay injury-free when traveling abroad?

1. Know Your Destination and Arm Yourself to Teeth

Be CarefulSource: Pexels
 
When I say arm, I do not mean weaponize. But I’m sure you know what I mean. Before you leave, know everything there is to know about your destination. If you have friends who have been there, ask them about their experience.
 
Are you going to need vaccines? How is the water supply? As for me, my mother asked me to bring my own supply of medication which came in handy when I got sick. She also packed a small first aid kit that can patch up minor injuries just in case.
 
Pro tip: if you’re prone to injury or expect to walk or hike a lot, try bringing a pair of ankle braces to keep your ankles fully supported.

2. Avoid Anything Extreme

Zip LineSource: Pexels
 
I know some people travel for the exotic food or extreme sports activities, but if you have no experience and unsure about what you are going to do, I suggest that you do not do it. This tip might sound like a party pooper, but it is the truth.
 
Do not engage in activities you are unsure of – prevention is better than cure. The same thing remains true for food.
 
I went to Bangkok once with a close friend of mine. She was really looking forward to tasting all the street foods including the insects. I did not try them because I have a weak stomach. She, on the other hand, tried everything. Later that night, I could no longer speak with her as she was stuck in the restroom for the remainder of the evening. Again, if you are unsure about the safety, your ability, and the cleanliness of what you are about to do or eat, it is best to walk away from it.

“If you are unsure about the safety, your ability, and the cleanliness of what you are about to do or eat, it is best to walk away from it.”

3. Take the Public Transportation

City Street CarSource: Pexels
 
I once had a friend who went overseas (I forget the country) and thinking it was wiser to rent a car for daily use, she did just that. However, the car availability seemed to have gone lost in translation because when she arrived, the car provided has a manual transmission. She doesn’t know how to drive a stick, so she ended up forfeiting the reservation fee she paid. But, that is the wiser decision albeit a waste. If you are not comfortable with a country’s driving dynamics, do not force yourself to drive. Take the public transportation for your safety and the others around you.
 
If you take the public transportation, make sure that you follow the safety guidelines and suggestions. I admire how organized Japan’s transportation system is. From lining up to boarding and alighting the trains, everything and everyone is organized.
 
If you do not follow suit, it would be super embarrassing. Also, did you know that when trains are delayed in Japan, the authorities give out notes to employees and students who need it as proof that the trains were late? Just thought that would be a fun tidbit to add.

4. Pay Attention

Pay Attention When TravelingSource: Pexels
 
My mom worries when I travel alone because I have a case of wandering eye. I easily get distracted. However, traveling solo has taught me to control that. I have learned to always look at my surroundings and be wary especially when crossing the roads.
 
As helpful as maps and phones are when I am on foot, I have developed the habit of staying in the sides to check where I am going so I do not get into an accident or impede foot traffic. This way, I do not inconvenience people who are in a hurry.
 

5. Keep Calm Around the Water

Beach FunSource: Pexels
 
I love going to the beach and resorts because swimming is life for me. However, I have been taught as a child to always keep calm when I am in the water. I tend to get excited over the view or the sight of the swimming pool, so my mother always reminds me to be careful and to not go into the deep end.
 
As a result, I always make sure to swim in daylight only. I only swim at night time in a pool with the supervision of lifeguards, and I never swim alone. So, if you are heading off to a nice beach or a beautiful resort, remember these tips I shared with you.
 
Traveling abroad is something we should all be able to enjoy fully. We work so hard to afford these trips that it would be a shame if it is hampered by an injury. Pay heed and follow these tips for a hassle-free trip!

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As a twenty five year Naturist, I believe in the better, positive aspects of community and socialization including nudity I have experienced first-hand.

Originally I was the person who knew nothing of being naked with anyone. Nobody in my family was a nudist, I had only ever heard of skinny-dipping until around age 10 years or so, and the very idea of people doing ANYTHING together without clothing was not in my imagination. That is, until I saw my first book detailing the activities of naked people, the places and types of things they do. – I was astounded! As a child I ha no experience with being socially naked aside from swimming in my underwear in a improvised “swimming pool” that was actually a cement mixing trough (a large, rectangular, steel tub) and one incident where the clothes my brother and I had went into the grandma’s laundry leaving he and I wrapped in only bath towels. On the laundry occasion my brother and I sat on the front staircase with a breeze from the open door blowing up our towels and I think we both realized this felt pretty good.

The first book I saw on nudism was titled, “Fun in the Sun” and it was a complete eye-opener!

Clothed versus unclothed:

Of course the first thought some people have is, ‘Naked!! Oh I could never do THAT!!!’ or that life is good fully clothed and that clothing permits a certain individual anonymity. This is a completely valid thought, as all thoughts are in the process of self-analysis or situational awareness. However to understand what I love about social nudity you only need to think about working a long day in any uniform, getting home and stripping it off to feel the relief nudists feel all the time!

Living nude is also the full-body embodiment of the “breathing” our feet enjoy after kicking off a pair of eight-hour-working dress shoes! In the moment you say, “Ahhhhh!” and feel the blood rushing back into your feet, that is what many nudists say they experience bodily when stripping off clothes at their favorite clothing-optional spot.

Nudism is also more recently called “Naturism” by a large audience of believers and body acceptance champions.

Naturism permits erase the anonymity of similar clothing we use to hide from each other, it equalizes like no other and allows us to experience the full quality of life in all it was originally meant to be! This may sound a little idealistic or romantic, possibly even theological, but I consider myself more of a spiritual person than a religious one, so there should be no confusion on that part.

Recently I studied social disorganization theory and what happens to couples and families under intense financial or social strain, and it occurred to me the symptoms described in my textbooks are often not apparent (to me) among naturism practitioners. This is a really great thing and through this blog I hope to convey some of the details and workings of naturist events, naturist gatherings, naturist philosophy and introduce you to this exceptional way of living!

Much of the content of this tumblr blog is borrowed from other sources, other users and anonymous persons all around the world. For me, it is easy to tell when images featuring naked people were taken with their consent and awareness, and the images I select convey the messages most closely associated with the things I saw in my first book on nudism. The enjoyment people have when they decide clothing is unnecessary (together) and what happens when a smile truly becomes the most important feature of our bodies!

Many people initially think, ‘But why would I want to go without clothing?’ or ‘What is to be gained by setting aside all the clothes protecting me from embarrassment and scrutiny?’. Well after trying it for so many years I can say it feels wonderful and the people you meet generally recognize the true humanity in you and in various social situations when nude. It is not about being embarrassed, shy, outgoing, or even perverted for that matter, it is about BEING human and expressing care, concern and enjoyment for life with every person around you!

It happens naturally if you let it.
It happens naturally when you are only yourself.

Look someone in the eyes and forget about all the maneuvering to gain a foothold in life! Take a step in the right direction by barely placing one uncovered foot in front of the other. FEEL the ground give beneath each toe, exhale gently and step forward. Let go.

WHERE IS NATURISM?

As the Internet grows and deepens in its content, more and more information on alternative living and lifestyles is available to a wider audience.

Graphs describing the penetration of the Internet into the various continents of the world show America was leading the list with something like seventy-three percent of all households having some form of online access. This represents the ability to allow a diversity of opinions and information as never known before in the history of humanity.

We offer the good with the not so good, things to motivate people to action as well as those occasionally causing us to question our motivations.

Images carry many meanings and in times when words sometimes fail us, or speech falls upon deaf ears, perhaps only an image combined with text will do!

So rather than being shy, reserved, introverted and unknowing of the ways of the world and the things which are important to different peoples, we can collectively move forward in our understanding of each other, of life and of our shared experience.

I hope you will join me on this journey and I look forward to any comments, questions, links or other ideas anyyone wishes to share! Be positive if you are able, and if not, I am willing to discuss the things making you unhappy and exploring what may be done about them.

Very best wishes!

~ Den










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Source: http://centauri4-naturism.tumblr.com/post/180785874896

As a twenty five year Naturist, I believe in the better, positive aspects of community and socialization including nudity I have experienced first-hand.

Originally I was the person who knew nothing of being naked with anyone. Nobody in my family was a nudist, I had only ever heard of skinny-dipping until around age 10 years or so, and the very idea of people doing ANYTHING together without clothing was not in my imagination. That is, until I saw my first book detailing the activities of naked people, the places and types of things they do. – I was astounded! As a child I ha no experience with being socially naked aside from swimming in my underwear in a improvised “swimming pool” that was actually a cement mixing trough (a large, rectangular, steel tub) and one incident where the clothes my brother and I had went into the grandma’s laundry leaving he and I wrapped in only bath towels. On the laundry occasion my brother and I sat on the front staircase with a breeze from the open door blowing up our towels and I think we both realized this felt pretty good.

The first book I saw on nudism was titled, “Fun in the Sun” and it was a complete eye-opener!

Clothed versus unclothed:

Of course the first thought some people have is, ‘Naked!! Oh I could never do THAT!!!’ or that life is good fully clothed and that clothing permits a certain individual anonymity. This is a completely valid thought, as all thoughts are in the process of self-analysis or situational awareness. However to understand what I love about social nudity you only need to think about working a long day in any uniform, getting home and stripping it off to feel the relief nudists feel all the time!

Living nude is also the full-body embodiment of the “breathing” our feet enjoy after kicking off a pair of eight-hour-working dress shoes! In the moment you say, “Ahhhhh!” and feel the blood rushing back into your feet, that is what many nudists say they experience bodily when stripping off clothes at their favorite clothing-optional spot.

Nudism is also more recently called “Naturism” by a large audience of believers and body acceptance champions.

Naturism permits erase the anonymity of similar clothing we use to hide from each other, it equalizes like no other and allows us to experience the full quality of life in all it was originally meant to be! This may sound a little idealistic or romantic, possibly even theological, but I consider myself more of a spiritual person than a religious one, so there should be no confusion on that part.

Recently I studied social disorganization theory and what happens to couples and families under intense financial or social strain, and it occurred to me the symptoms described in my textbooks are often not apparent (to me) among naturism practitioners. This is a really great thing and through this blog I hope to convey some of the details and workings of naturist events, naturist gatherings, naturist philosophy and introduce you to this exceptional way of living!

Much of the content of this tumblr blog is borrowed from other sources, other users and anonymous persons all around the world. For me, it is easy to tell when images featuring naked people were taken with their consent and awareness, and the images I select convey the messages most closely associated with the things I saw in my first book on nudism. The enjoyment people have when they decide clothing is unnecessary (together) and what happens when a smile truly becomes the most important feature of our bodies!

Many people initially think, ‘But why would I want to go without clothing?’ or ‘What is to be gained by setting aside all the clothes protecting me from embarrassment and scrutiny?’. Well after trying it for so many years I can say it feels wonderful and the people you meet generally recognize the true humanity in you and in various social situations when nude. It is not about being embarrassed, shy, outgoing, or even perverted for that matter, it is about BEING human and expressing care, concern and enjoyment for life with every person around you!

It happens naturally if you let it.
It happens naturally when you are only yourself.

Look someone in the eyes and forget about all the maneuvering to gain a foothold in life! Take a step in the right direction by barely placing one uncovered foot in front of the other. FEEL the ground give beneath each toe, exhale gently and step forward. Let go.

WHERE IS NATURISM?

As the Internet grows and deepens in its content, more and more information on alternative living and lifestyles is available to a wider audience.

Graphs describing the penetration of the Internet into the various continents of the world show America was leading the list with something like seventy-three percent of all households having some form of online access. This represents the ability to allow a diversity of opinions and information as never known before in the history of humanity.

We offer the good with the not so good, things to motivate people to action as well as those occasionally causing us to question our motivations.

Images carry many meanings and in times when words sometimes fail us, or speech falls upon deaf ears, perhaps only an image combined with text will do!

So rather than being shy, reserved, introverted and unknowing of the ways of the world and the things which are important to different peoples, we can collectively move forward in our understanding of each other, of life and of our shared experience.

I hope you will join me on this journey and I look forward to any comments, questions, links or other ideas anyyone wishes to share! Be positive if you are able, and if not, I am willing to discuss the things making you unhappy and exploring what may be done about them.

Very best wishes!

~ Den










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Source: http://centauri4-naturism.tumblr.com/post/180785874896

As a twenty five year Naturist, I believe in the better, positive aspects of community and socialization including nudity I have experienced first-hand.

Originally I was the person who knew nothing of being naked with anyone. Nobody in my family was a nudist, I had only ever heard of skinny-dipping until around age 10 years or so, and the very idea of people doing ANYTHING together without clothing was not in my imagination. That is, until I saw my first book detailing the activities of naked people, the places and types of things they do. – I was astounded! As a child I ha no experience with being socially naked aside from swimming in my underwear in a improvised “swimming pool” that was actually a cement mixing trough (a large, rectangular, steel tub) and one incident where the clothes my brother and I had went into the grandma’s laundry leaving he and I wrapped in only bath towels. On the laundry occasion my brother and I sat on the front staircase with a breeze from the open door blowing up our towels and I think we both realized this felt pretty good.

The first book I saw on nudism was titled, “Fun in the Sun” and it was a complete eye-opener!

Clothed versus unclothed:

Of course the first thought some people have is, ‘Naked!! Oh I could never do THAT!!!’ or that life is good fully clothed and that clothing permits a certain individual anonymity. This is a completely valid thought, as all thoughts are in the process of self-analysis or situational awareness. However to understand what I love about social nudity you only need to think about working a long day in any uniform, getting home and stripping it off to feel the relief nudists feel all the time!

Living nude is also the full-body embodiment of the “breathing” our feet enjoy after kicking off a pair of eight-hour-working dress shoes! In the moment you say, “Ahhhhh!” and feel the blood rushing back into your feet, that is what many nudists say they experience bodily when stripping off clothes at their favorite clothing-optional spot.

Nudism is also more recently called “Naturism” by a large audience of believers and body acceptance champions.

Naturism permits erase the anonymity of similar clothing we use to hide from each other, it equalizes like no other and allows us to experience the full quality of life in all it was originally meant to be! This may sound a little idealistic or romantic, possibly even theological, but I consider myself more of a spiritual person than a religious one, so there should be no confusion on that part.

Recently I studied social disorganization theory and what happens to couples and families under intense financial or social strain, and it occurred to me the symptoms described in my textbooks are often not apparent (to me) among naturism practitioners. This is a really great thing and through this blog I hope to convey some of the details and workings of naturist events, naturist gatherings, naturist philosophy and introduce you to this exceptional way of living!

Much of the content of this tumblr blog is borrowed from other sources, other users and anonymous persons all around the world. For me, it is easy to tell when images featuring naked people were taken with their consent and awareness, and the images I select convey the messages most closely associated with the things I saw in my first book on nudism. The enjoyment people have when they decide clothing is unnecessary (together) and what happens when a smile truly becomes the most important feature of our bodies!

Many people initially think, ‘But why would I want to go without clothing?’ or ‘What is to be gained by setting aside all the clothes protecting me from embarrassment and scrutiny?’. Well after trying it for so many years I can say it feels wonderful and the people you meet generally recognize the true humanity in you and in various social situations when nude. It is not about being embarrassed, shy, outgoing, or even perverted for that matter, it is about BEING human and expressing care, concern and enjoyment for life with every person around you!

It happens naturally if you let it.
It happens naturally when you are only yourself.

Look someone in the eyes and forget about all the maneuvering to gain a foothold in life! Take a step in the right direction by barely placing one uncovered foot in front of the other. FEEL the ground give beneath each toe, exhale gently and step forward. Let go.

WHERE IS NATURISM?

As the Internet grows and deepens in its content, more and more information on alternative living and lifestyles is available to a wider audience.

Graphs describing the penetration of the Internet into the various continents of the world show America was leading the list with something like seventy-three percent of all households having some form of online access. This represents the ability to allow a diversity of opinions and information as never known before in the history of humanity.

We offer the good with the not so good, things to motivate people to action as well as those occasionally causing us to question our motivations.

Images carry many meanings and in times when words sometimes fail us, or speech falls upon deaf ears, perhaps only an image combined with text will do!

So rather than being shy, reserved, introverted and unknowing of the ways of the world and the things which are important to different peoples, we can collectively move forward in our understanding of each other, of life and of our shared experience.

I hope you will join me on this journey and I look forward to any comments, questions, links or other ideas anyyone wishes to share! Be positive if you are able, and if not, I am willing to discuss the things making you unhappy and exploring what may be done about them.

Very best wishes!

~ Den










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