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by chenda
Mon May 10, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mountainFrugal Journal
Replies: 19
Views: 893

Re: mountainFrugal Journal

Thank you @Bankai, the concept does not really resonate with me for some reason but I see what it is now.
by chenda
Mon May 10, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mountainFrugal Journal
Replies: 19
Views: 893

Re: mountainFrugal Journal

I've never understood the 'web of goals' thing, it makes no sense to me, if anyone can explain it in simple terms.
by chenda
Sun May 09, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: DutchGirl's journal
Replies: 582
Views: 163544

Re: DutchGirl's journal

DutchGirl wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 3:11 pm
Err, Andy... "Lekker" is mostly for good food. Hmmm, or good sex...
Ah my South African friend uses it for that : ) Must be an Afrikaans thing
by chenda
Sat May 08, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Road Goes on Forever--Sometimes in Circles
Replies: 121
Views: 5005

Re: The Road Goes on Forever--Sometimes in Circles

I sometimes feel icky participating in Buddhism as I feel westerners have an itch to commodify it and compartmentalize it. I read Living Buddha Living Christ as a teen and felt I needed to find a western tradition instead of bastardizing an eastern one. Given my (newly learned) disdain for Christia...
by chenda
Fri May 07, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Bodyweight exercises
Replies: 41
Views: 1752

Re: Bodyweight exercises

(sorry to insist but) look into the rows as well so you don't end up with impinged shoulders :P ok i'll say no more lol Yes I'll to find somehow to do them though as I'm in a very small space. [Edit: actually yes I can with dumbbells] I'm loving all the expertise here I couldn't get this anywhere e...
by chenda
Fri May 07, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Bodyweight exercises
Replies: 41
Views: 1752

Re: Bodyweight exercises

@jacob @alphaville thanks both. I'll add the bridge tomorrow.
by chenda
Fri May 07, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Bodyweight exercises
Replies: 41
Views: 1752

Re: Bodyweight exercises

Alphaville wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 1:53 pm
unbalanced muscles is how i ended up needing physical therapy. yeah it's a real thing.
Ah ok thanks for the tip, I'll add them next to the regime
by chenda
Fri May 07, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Bodyweight exercises
Replies: 41
Views: 1752

Re: Bodyweight exercises

Hi @ella, thanks for the recommendation. That's interesting because when I've had meltdowns I feel completely detached from my body. It's weird, it's like a third party viewing, I'm thinking 'She's really loosing it this time'. This was exacerbated by meditation, which turned out to be really bad fo...
by chenda
Fri May 07, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How much do you give to charity?
Replies: 65
Views: 5570

Re: How much do you give to charity?

Alphaville wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 11:32 am
just like spammers who make grammatical mistakes on purpose to select for the cognitively disabled,
I didn't know that was the reason but it makes perfect sense. Evil people taking advantage of the weak and vulnerable.
by chenda
Fri May 07, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How much do you give to charity?
Replies: 65
Views: 5570

Re: How much do you give to charity?

I recall a well known charity sending a transparent plastic sachet of brown coloured water to people on their mailing list as an example of the dirty water the poor have to drink. I thought that was a bit overkill, like hungry Gloris. There was also a spoof documentary made in the 90s where they dup...
by chenda
Wed May 05, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Green Tech Future Revival?
Replies: 30
Views: 1216

Re: Green Tech Future Revival?

Lemur wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 4:56 pm
Maybe in the future the macho talk will be about how one can drive their car 3000 miles without a charge.
Cars are for nancy boys, a real man walks 8-)
by chenda
Wed May 05, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: CitySteading™️
Replies: 61
Views: 11535

Re: CitySteading™️

@riggerjack - Sounds like you've got a nice balance between urban and rural.
by chenda
Wed May 05, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: CitySteading™️
Replies: 61
Views: 11535

Re: CitySteading™️

@Alphaville - yes that's true, I'm in a small city in the south downs, all rolling hills and thatched cottages and the like but only an hour on the train from central london, a few hours from France...so its not really remote, but you get the best of both worlds. Of course such areas are not always ...
by chenda
Wed May 05, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: CitySteading™️
Replies: 61
Views: 11535

Re: CitySteading™️

Have any opinions changed regarding this topic after COVID-19? It's confirmed my belief that the best option is to live in a town or small city close enough to a major conabation to benefit from the economic overspill, but distant enough to avoid the inevitable costs of big city life. A town big en...
by chenda
Tue May 04, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Bodyweight exercises
Replies: 41
Views: 1752

Re: Bodyweight exercises

Thanks Ella! I think you might be right about the wall exercises. Interesting to hear about what you say, I did consider one of those harnesses so glad I didn't buy one. I did have several deep full body massages last year and I think they did help my posture in the short term (this was in Turkey wh...
by chenda
Tue May 04, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Bodyweight exercises
Replies: 41
Views: 1752

Re: Bodyweight exercises

remember to allow days for rest and rebuilding tissue hey! this is great! not everyone can do full planks. pat yourself in the back a little. i'm not joking. that there is your foundation. Thank you Alphaville, and you're right rest days are important. I'm liking it all though, much prefer it to tr...
by chenda
Tue May 04, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Bodyweight exercises
Replies: 41
Views: 1752

Re: Bodyweight exercises

Brilliant thanks all, thats really useful.

I did 2 x 20 wall press ups this morning interspersed with 2 full planks for about 7 seconds. I think I will do this twice a day morning and evening this week (I like to think in pairs) and gradually build up from there.

I'll update next Monday :)
by chenda
Mon May 03, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Bodyweight exercises
Replies: 41
Views: 1752

Re: Bodyweight exercises

I established today I can not do one full press up. Literally not one, I just don't have the strength. Appalling. But I'm going to work up to it, maybe doing half press ups daily and try and build up to one or two full press ups. I'm quite motivated now, if I can do 10 full press ups in the next mon...
by chenda
Sun May 02, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Making of a Renaissance Hobo
Replies: 33
Views: 2034

Re: The Making of a Renaissance Hobo

@chenda Where do you think drug-induced states, or states experienced in deep meditation fit into those categories? I don't know but maybe it's a glimpse of the 4th state of consciousness, Turiya. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turiya#:~:text=Kashmir%20Shaivism%20holds%20the%20state,between%20deep...
by chenda
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Making of a Renaissance Hobo
Replies: 33
Views: 2034

Re: The Making of a Renaissance Hobo

This most profound thing I've learnt from studying Hinduism so far is the three states of consciousness; waking, dreaming and deep sleep. Deep sleep is in fact an experience, as we know upon waking we experienced a gap between waking and dreaming, indicating a witnessing consciousness to the non exp...