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Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Top Six Reasons You Should Not Skip Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but many people skip this meal. Most people have very busy schedules, and that leaves little time to eat breakfast. However, you should try your best to eat a nutritious meal before you start your day. There are a number of benefits that you can reap from eating breakfast.

Saturday, 14 December 2013

It's About You, Not Just The Details, That Produces Decisions

We often find ourselves in situations that necessitate an ability to excellently explain one's positions and reasoning, in order to get others to buy into our vision and resultant course of action. As in sales, great leaders must entice listeners to listen more carefully, care more, and become motivated sufficiently to cause a positive and meaningful reaction. Most listeners become easily distracted and stop paying attention when someone simply describes features and advantages, because they really want to know how these purported features impact them in a positive and meaningful manner.

How Do You React To Situations?

Nearly everyone faces some sort of stress on a somewhat regular basis. These stresses are often related to personal or family considerations, business related concerns, unknown or unpredicted situations or events, or facing some sort of obstacle. How each of us react to these stresses generally determine our eventual effectiveness or success. Nobel Prize Winner, Dr. Hans Selye identified two forms of stress, and categorized them into two forms; 1) Distress, or those that are non - productive and somewhat destructive and disruptive; and 2) Eustress, which are those stresses that we learn from and become more effective, better, and learn something from.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Haemorrhoids (Piles): Causes and Symptoms

073.gifHaemorrhoids (piles) are swellings that develop from the lining of the anus and lower rectum (back passage). Symptoms range from temporary and mild, to persistent and painful. In many cases, haemorrhoids are small and symptoms settle down without treatment. If required, treatment is usually effective.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Health Benefits of Lady Finger

Lady Finger earned its curious name because the edible part of the plant is long and tapered, much like the fingers of an elegant lady. Lady Finger is a wonderful source of important vitamins such as vitamins C, A, E, K, and B complex, as well as iron, calcium, potassium, sodium, copper, magnesium, selenium, manganese and zinc.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Eat Right for Your Type

 The Eat Right for Your Type diet encourages people to eat certain foods and avoid others based on their blood type -- A, B, AB, or O.
Blood types affect the digestive system and that some foods good for people of one type are "dangerous" for another. It goes further than that for D'Adamo, a naturopathic doctor, who believes that your blood type also determines your susceptibility to certain illnesses and how you should exercise.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Have You Committed To A Personal Financial Plan?

How many times have you heard the adage that most people don't plan to fail, but that they often fail to plan? Few individuals purposely or at least consciously decide to avoid planning for their financial planning, but at the same time, many people never formally create their own financial plan, and even fewer actually commit to following that plan. Everyone has certain financial needs, and these include: planning for retirement; creating a funding source for a child's education; having a reserve for emergencies and/ or contingencies; having an opportunities fund, etc. While we all have different priorities and needs, goals, and aspirations, those that formally plan and then commit to their personal financial plan generally live a far less stressful and worried existence.

Stop, Wait, And Take A Deep Breath

One of the most consistent errors made by those in leadership is to immediately and emotionally respond to situations, criticisms, words or positions of others. It is inherent on a true leader to remain patient and in control, both of his circumstances, as well as his emotions and behaviors. Therefore, it would be wise for a leader, when facing any sort of confrontation or adverse circumstances, to force himself to stop, then wait to react or speak, and to take a series of deep breaths to calm himself, delay over - reacting, reduce his stress, and delay acting too quickly.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Learn To Laugh More


Whether you are interested in leading an organization, a business, or simply getting a better handle on self - direction, there is little doubt that having a sense of humor is an extraordinarily powerful asset and trait. Humorless leaders take themselves far too seriously, and this often causes a necessary disconnect in terms of developing human bonds. In addition, when one refuses to laugh, and especially to occasionally laugh at himself, he creates an over - concentration on negative energies, and relies far too little on the human aspects of effective and meaningful leadership. There are numerous reasons that anyone wanting to excel as a leader should evaluate how humor might impact his potential success.

Focus First On Value And Success Will Follow

How many times have you, or someone you known, insisted they their goal was to become truly successful, while often never really describing what success meant to them? Success is not something to be focused upon, but rather will come as a result of our attitudes, actions, how meaningful our visions and goals might be, our personal values, and especially, whether we prioritize providing value to others on a consistent basis. When we focus solely on our personal benefit, as well as the what's in it for me prioritization, we may observe short term or even intermediate term basis, but will almost never become truly successful. Success, in the longer term, is almost invariably based on the value that we provide to others as a result of our attitudes, efforts, and actions taken.

Antioxidants

Antioxidants

Our bodies are battlegrounds against infection and diseases. Normal body functions such as breathing or physical activity and other lifestyle habits such as smoking produce substances called free radicals that attack healthy cells. When these healthy cells are weakened, they are more susceptible to cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancers. Antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E and carotenoids, which include beta-carotene, lycopene and lutein, help protect healthy cells from damage caused by free radicals.

Blood Types: How it is determined

 Blood Types

Although all blood is made of the same basic elements, not all blood is alike. In fact, there are eight different common blood types, which are determined by the presence or absence of certain antigens – substances that can trigger an immune response if they are foreign to the body. Since some antigens can trigger a patient's immune system to attack the transfused blood, safe blood transfusions depend on careful blood typing and cross-matching.

Friday, 4 October 2013

How Do You Earn Respect?

Have you ever thought about whether you have earned the respect of others? Even each and every day? Perhaps the most essential component of maintaining a worthwhile and positive experience is how you feel about yourself, and whether your words, actions and integrity are consistent and absolute.
more importantly, do you earn your own respect

Thursday, 3 October 2013

The Truth about Eggs

Eggs have gotten a bad rap over the last few decades. Deemed bad for the heart by health experts, they have been the subjects of criticism and scrutiny. But are our white (sometimes brown) friends really that unhealthy for us? In the last few years, numerous health organizations have been vindicating eggs' reputation. So what are we to believe; why were eggs chastised, only to be acclaimed again?

old egg myths

If You Take No Risks, You'll Never Do Anything Great!

Great leaders cannot be controlled by trying to avoid making any mistakes or being criticized. Rather, they always realize that unless someone is willing to take on some risk, he will never accomplish anything of any meaning. In fact, the only individual who never will do anything risky is someone who does nothing.

Exercises to Reduce Lower Back Pain

Back pain is pain felt in the back that usually originates from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine.
Back pain may have a sudden onset or can be a chronic pain; it can be constant or intermittent, stay in one place or radiate to other areas. It may be a dull ache, or a sharp or piercing or burning sensation. The pain may radiate into the arms and hands as well as the legs or feet, and may include symptoms other than pain. These symptoms may include tingling, weakness or numbness.

Friday, 27 September 2013

Do You Believe You Deserve To Win?

With so much of our focus so often on winning, have you ever examined whether you really feel that you deserve to win? Or, do you settle for merely being in contention, settling for good - enough, as compared to personal excellence? While each of us may have different perceptions of what winning means, invariably it is dependent on a combination of our attitude, self - confidence, self - belief, values. integrity and persistence. Unless, and until, anyone really believes that he is worthy of, and deserves to win, accomplishing the same is nearly an impossibility.

Self-Belief Propels You Forward

How many times have each of us either referred to, or heard others refer to, how important it is to believe in yourself? While rhetorically most people say they believe in themselves, the reality of the situation is often far different. True self - belief is perhaps one of the most powerful personal motivators, in that it strengthens our positive attitude, creates a "believe you can" mindset, and evolves us into the type of individual that we aspire to be. The end result of maintaining the highest level of personal standards and ethics, and truly being able to be proud of what you believe in, is an all - inspiring level of self belief that results in propelling us forward in a positive and inspiring manner.

Tips for Happy Health Life



1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants, and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
4. Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
5. Make time for prayer and reflection
6. Play more games.
7. Read books.
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
9. Sleep for 7 hours.

BRAIN DAMAGING HABITS



1. No Breakfast
People who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level.
This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneration.

2. Overeating
It causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power.

EATING FRUIT: Do it Right

EATING FRUIT ~  
It's not as easy as you think.
It's important to know how and when to eat.

DON'T EAT FRUIT AFTER MEALS!

FRUITS SHOULD BE EATEN ON AN EMPTY STOMACH.

It will play a major role to detoxify your system, supplying a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Don't change your nature

STORY -- THE SCORPION

"An old man saw a scorpion drowning and decided to pull it out from the water. He calmly extended his hand to reach the creature. When he did, the scorpion stung him. With the effect of the pain, the old man let go the creature and it fell back into the water. The man realizing that the scorpion was drowning again, got back and tried to rescue it but then again it stung him. He let go of it again.

You can Stop Snoring: Cures and Remedies

Just about everyone snores occasionally, but if snoring happens frequently it can affect the quantity and quality of your sleep and that of your family members and roommates. Snoring can lead to poor sleep and daytime fatigue, irritability, and increased health problems. If your snoring keeps your partner awake, it can also create major relationship problems. Thankfully, sleeping in separate bedrooms isn’t the only remedy for snoring. There are many other effective solutions available.

5 Advantages of Drinking Water in the Morning

  • Drinking water on an empty stomach purifies the colon making it easier to absorb nutrients.
  • Increases the production of new blood and muscle cells.
  • Helps with weight loss. Drinking at least 16 ounces (496grams) of chilled water can boost your metabolism by 24% in the morning.

What's Your Negotiating Attitude?

Effective negotiations result from a combination of knowledge, experience, expertise, clear cut goals and aspirations, perspective, persistence and attitude. However, unless a negotiator enters the process with the right attitude, there will rarely be any opportunity for meaningful or long lasting success. When negotiations are successful, it brings on a meeting of the minds, where both sides truly communicate their needs and wants, and talk to each other rather than speaking at them!

Good communication with cutlery

Photo: How to communicate with cutlery?

Good table manners say a lot about an individuals' personality and upbringing.It is important to know the right way to use the cutlery.

Steps.........

1 When you use knife and fork, the knife is held in the right hand for cutting and the fork in the left hand.

2 While using a fork with a knife, the prongs face downwards.

3 Eating just with the fork, one must hold the upper part of the handle between the index and the middle finger and the thumb holds the fork steady.The prongs of the fork face upwards and the ring and the small fingers support the other fingers.

4 When you hold the knife, cover the end of the knife with your palm and rest the index finger about an inch down the handle to help you press firmly.

5 Cut a portion of the food for a mouthful, do not cut the entire food into small portions before eating.

6 For a sit down meal other pieces of cutlery are also laid but only two pieces are used at a time.

7 When eating do not wave your cutlery in the air to emphasise a point.

8 Put the knife and fork straight on the plate after use with the blade of the knife facing inwards.
Good table manners say a lot about an individuals' personality and upbringing.It is important to know the right way to use the cutlery.

Steps.........

STROKE: You could save a life.

Photo: I URGE ALL MY FRIENDS TO READ & SHARE THIS; YOU COULD SAVE A LOVED ONES LIFE BY KNOWING THIS SIMPLE INFORMATION!!!


Please have a look....This 5 min may save a life and lots of tears.....

You could save a life.

STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters... S.T.R ...
My friend sent this to me and encouraged me to post it and spread the word. I agree. If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks.

STROKE IDENTIFICATION:
During a party, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine and just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. (they offered to call ambulance)

They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food - while she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening.. Ingrid's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00pm , Ingrid passed away.)
She had suffered a stroke at the party . Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today.

Some don't die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead. It only takes a minute to read this...

STROKE IDENTIFICATION:

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.

RECOGNIZING A STROKE

Remember the '3' steps, STR . Read and Learn!
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster.
The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.
Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions :

S * Ask the individual to SMILE ..
T * = TALK. Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (eg 'It is sunny out today').
R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS .

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call the ambulance and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

NOTE : Another 'sign' of a stroke is
1. Ask the person to 'stick' out their tongue.
2. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.
A prominent cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.. and it could be your own..

PASS THIS ONE. . . . . . 

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STROKE IDENTIFICATION:
During a party, a lady stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine and just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. (they offered to call ambulance)

HOMEMADE MOSQUITO TRAP


Modern technology has brought us many benefits, including mosquito traps that cost a lot of money, but sometimes we overlook simple solutions to difficult challenges such as mosquito control. When it comes to controlling pests, research tends to focus on chemicals or concepts that can be patented. Unless someone can make a profit from an idea, the public may never become aware of it.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Normal Glucose Levels

Maintaining normal glucose levels is essential to managing diabetes. While glucose is a necessary part of cell function, too much or too little of it can have an adverse effect on your body.

What is glucose?

Glucose is a type of sugar found in blood. Its primary function is to provide energy to our cells. We get glucose from eating foods like breads, fruit, and pasta that contain carbohydrates.

Causes of Diabetes

Diabetes is caused by genetics and lifestyle factors. If left untreated, diabetes will damage vital organs and may lead to blindness, heart disease, kidney failure, gastrointestinal problems, and debilitating nerve pain. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, where the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas have been destroyed. Type 2 diabetes is usually associated with sufficient or excess insulin but an inability of the body to use it.

Monday, 26 August 2013

Bitterleaf: Not to be ignored

Ever heard of Bitter leaf?  As its name suggests, it is a plant whose main characteristic is it bitter stem and leaves. There also exists a species of the plant which produces a ‘sweet‘ leaf. Popular in most of West Africa and named after botanist, William Vernon, its botanical name is Vernonia, it belongs to the family of Asteraceae. Bitter leaf is also referred to as ironweed, a name coined from the intensely purple flowers which later take on a rusty hue. Bitter leaf is able to flourish in a variety of climates unlike other plants which are often native to certain areas. Although most popularly used for food, bitter leaf has also traditionally been used for its medicinal properties now proven by medical research. With around a thousand varieties, the bitter leaf plant’s uses range from antimicrobial to decorative. Some of the most common uses are noted below.

Value Counts More Than Price Alone!

Whether it is about selling or marketing a product, service, oneself, or effectively and meaningfully leading an organization, there is invariably a choice that must be made between simply addressing the price (or costs/ expense areas), or rather providing better value that justifies any expense and makes others believe that whatever something costs is well worth the expense. This requires a mindset that understands and perceives these four prerequisites: 1. It's not about what you pay, but what you get/ receive for that cost; 2. That value means different things to different people, and so both true value as well as perceived value must be addressed; 3. That whatever the expense or cost, that it fits a need and motivates others; 4. That it shows that you care!

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Importance of Tiger Nuts

A lot of people eat the tiger-nut without knowing the health benefits. Chufa is a grass-like plant of the Trans-Saharan Island. It has cylindrical tubers of several species of black, brown and gold of 20 inches in height, lance-shaped leaves small spikes of green flowers. It is a native of the Mediterranean region and widely used in Spain where it is call “HORCHATA” and mostly used as juice to enhance the intestines.

3 Reasons why criticism affects you badly

Why criticism hurts

Ever wondered why criticism is so hard to take?
Ever wondered why can a negative comment affect you badly but never affects a friend of yours? Once you know how to handle criticism, negative comments won't affect you even if you are emotionally sensitive.

Benefits of Playing Memory Games

A fun-filled and worthwhile activity that both adults and children can enjoy is playing games. Playing games do not only help us socialize and/or pass the time in a fun way, it can also give us great benefits that can enhance our overall well-being. There are many different kinds of games that can be chosen from. There are physical games that can help strengthen our bodies and make us healthy. There are also intellectual games that can increase our knowledge while there are also memory games that can help our brains become sharper.
Aside from making the brain sharp, there are also other great benefits that can be reaped from playing memory-enhancing games. Here are three of the great benefits of playing such games.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Boost Your Metabolism With These Simple Tips

The rate in which your metabolism declines is influenced by your sex, age  (metabolism naturally declines by 5% per decade after age 25!) and amount of  lean body mass (generally the more muscle you have, the higher your metabolic  rate). These are just a few aspects to consider. Not everyone burns calories at  the same rate.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Importance of Staying Hydrated

Water may be something we take for granted. It is easy to turn to drinks such as carbonated beverages and fruit juices to quench our thirsts. But take away all those sugars and additional flavors, and you are left with water! Fortunately for us, we live in a place and time where clean water is both free and accessible.

Best Ways to Get Rid of Blackheads

Blackheads are often very much disturbing to you specially when it appears in your face, foreheads or chin. These is appear when the skin oil glands discharge excess skin oil combine with dust particles, old skin debris, bacteria or other impurities.

Helpful Hints to Keep Yourself Positive

I've got the top tips to help keep yourself positive, no matter what you are going through. Remember, there is always a brighter side to look on and you'll feel better if you start looking on the brighter side! So gals, you ready to take the negativity away and replace it with positivity?

Three Easy Stretch Marks Treatments You Should Not Miss



Stretch Marks Treatment You Can Consider When Working on a Tight Budget

1. Use of lotions, gels, and creams. You may say that these products used for stretch marks treatment are far from being affordable. However, products can be as low as a couple of bucks. Though the common belief, urges buyers to go for what is more expensive, more affordable products can also be effective. Some expensive products have a high cost because of their brand. You need to look for the same ingredients that are found in these expensive creams and lotions, so you can enjoy the same benefits without spending more. Some of the components that you should look for include the essential oils like aloe Vera, jojoba oil, cocoa butter, and even alpha hydroxyl acid which is also good in rejuvenating the skin.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Avocado Masks For A Beautiful Skin: Special Tips and Face Mask Recipe

Looks like you've been let into the secret: avocado is great for your skin. It's hydrating, nourishing and its precious oils are indeed very close to the natural oil of our skin, so it can be very easily used by our skin.
In this article I want to share a few avocado face mask recipes for different skin types, and also give you a few tips for buying a hydrating mask with avocado, if the homemade masks are not efficient enough for you.

Reducing Reading Induced Headaches

Even though people do not read quite as much as they used to, a number of people continue to read on a regular basis. Many have even switched over to Kindles and Nooks, reading their books through e-readers rather than in physical copies. According to Web MD, this has led to an increased rate of reading induced migraines and headaches.
If you're one of those readers who finds yourself in pain after reading for a few hours, don't despair. You don't have to give up reading online. You just have to be prepared to take certain steps to avoid the headaches and reduce their effective.

Appropriate Skills Needed to Deal With the Difficult Person

When dealing with difficult people you have to take into consideration some of the relevant conditions of the situation. You need to learn what behaviors need to be changed. What are you expecting from the situation in which you are presently involved? Until you can answer these questions, you are not ready to get involved with a difficult or highly opinionated person. In order to avoid a bad reaction, it is necessary to plan.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Struggle With A Purpose

Anything worth having takes time, patience and a committed attitude to create change. I recall one weekend out enjoying a weekend of music there were words spoken by several recording artist who shared their personal testimonies of how good God truly is. I noticed when each shared their struggles with their past addictions they acknowledged and recognized the one and only true God that delivered them from their degradation of sin; these two entertainers struggled with a purpose. As they shared their testimony the whole building got extremely quiet for a moment as there was a seriousness and transparent attitude from each performer who identified their particular sins.

Make Dental Checkups and Cleanings a Habit

The best way to stay away from advanced dental operations is to visit the dentist frequently. Through regular checkups and timely cleaning, the dentist will help your mouth fight gum diseases and discolouration. Pick a general dentist who has a good track record and an able team and get started immediately.

Osteoporosis Prevention Tips for Women

Osteoporosis is a highly prevalent disease among women; half of women over 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Characterized by thinning of the bone that leads to fractures, the condition is caused by the fact that the body stops rebuilding bone fast enough to replace degeneration as we age. This generally begins in the mid 30's, but it usually doesn't pose any risks until women reach menopause. Men also suffer from osteoporosis, but usually at a much older age.

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Substance Abuse and Stress

It is well understood that the effects of stress can lead to substance abuse. Stress is a part of life and there is no way to completely avoid stress, but what links it and substance abuse is largely due to the inability of the individual to deal with an increase in stress. Many substance users believe that turning to drugs and alcohol helps them cope, but in reality it is exacerbating the problem.

How To Save Someone From An Asthma Attack

Asthma is a condition that inflames the airways, making it difficult to manage normal breathing. There are a wide variety of 'asthma triggers' such as dust and fur from pets. These nuisances cause the body to release histamine, which inflames and narrows the airways. It usually takes a course of medication to alleviate the symptoms of an asthma attack. A small amount of training on the treatment protocol can go a long way in helping a sufferer.

Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself: The Importance of Setting Boundaries

As anyone who cares about an addict knows, these relationships can be very difficult. The basic challenge for loved ones of addicts of any kind is to continue to care without losing themselves in the process. One of the most important ways to do this is to be setting consistent, self-respecting boundaries with those you love.

Friday, 9 August 2013

How To Quit Smoking Easily and Permanently.

It is a sad fact that most of the common quit smoking techniques offered today either do not work at all or they only work for a limited time. The reason for this failure is that many methods such as patches, the various pharmaceutical drugs, nicotine gum etc focus solely on the physical side of the smoking addiction. In reality this is but an extremely small part of the whole smoking problem, and it is accepted by many researchers into the smoking problem to be as little as 5% of the whole issue.

Live Today: A Self-Reflection

As I am the type who spends so much time reflecting, I often wonder about what could have been. What would have happened if I stayed where I was, and never moved? What would have been if I had pursued specific goals more eagerly? What missed opportunities have I had? What mistakes have I made? These times of reflection, while good in a sense, as they allowed me to remember and learn from my past, can also be very detrimental. Dwelling on the past does nothing but fill time. Honor the past, prepare for the future and live in the present.

Mirrors for Reflection

Mirrors produce reflections of ourselves and our environment. By looking in a mirror we can see things on our face that we wouldn't normally be able to see through our own eyes. Mirrors also give us the ability to see how everything is connected to each other enough to reproduce a reflection. How can a mirror show connections?

Effective Fat Burning Workouts For Women

Many women lead a sedentary lifestyle which leads to accumulation of fat in different parts of the body. Aside from this, some women have poor eating habits which they have either learnt during childhood or adopted themselves later in life. This is why it is very important to workout on a regular basis. There are several fat burning workouts for women that can help to trim as well as tone the body. Generally, there is no best time to do a fat loss exercise. Training in the morning should get you similar results to training in the evening, all other factors being equal (that is workout intensity, nutrition and the like).

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Boundaries: Why Do Some People Let Others Walk All Over Them?

To walk all over a carpet or some kind of tiled floor would be normal. This is because the floor has no feelings and very few wants and needs for example. If the floor was used too much it may wear out; so it will need to be cleaned at certain times and it might even need to be replaced after a while.
But other than that, there is not going to be much concern. And yet when it comes to a human being, having someone walk all over them is going to create problems.

Manipulation in Relationships

Photoshop or digital image-editing software is used to manipulate images to look different from the original or to give the image a look which you desire. Manipulation is no different, it's about controlling a person or a situation to get what you want. Why? A lot of things could cause this behavior.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Different Side Effects of Diabetes

Diabetics are at a higher risk for many complications than for someone who does not have diabetes. In the top six, you are looking at several conditions with heart disease and stroke being a major risk factor. The other five are high cholesterol, hypertension, lack of exercise, being overweight and smoking. Those with diabetes have a greater chance of these problems due to the amount of cholesterol that can make a home in the arteries. And, once they have their first heart attack, the risk for a second is great.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Foods That May Help Fight High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is an extremely dangerous condition because it can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and a heart attack. High blood pressure (hypertension) is often referred to as the silent killer because it does not have any symptoms. It is considered to be a symptomless disease. This is the reason you should check your blood pressure on a regular basis. If you find out that your levels are high you can take appropriate measures to reduce it.

Your Relationship: Mend It, Don't End It

Most couples go through a period of huge growth, by firstly, becoming a couple, secondly, setting up a home and thirdly, creating and raising a family, but this takes a great toll on their resources in terms of time, energy and money. Not only do they become depleted, they often also stop growing, which in itself creates a feeling of dissatisfaction akin to loneliness, and thoughts of "Is this it?" They are like plants that have been kept in a small pot for too long, have become pot-bound, and desperately in need of space, sun and water.

EGO - A War in Corporate

Many of us spend a majority of our time at the workplace and are in constant touch with the colleagues, bosses and others. In a demanding and competitive work environment, tempers can rise and small issues can get blown out of proportion. When ego problems crop up at our place of work, we cannot focus on the task at hand, and this could hinder the entire functioning of an organization.
Further on, ego tussles develop when employees are of the mindset that "I" and not "We" contribute more towards the organization. Organizations with leaders or managers or even individuals who have ego issues experience low employee morale, limited creativity and high employee turnover. All these affect the employee productivity.

Monday, 5 August 2013

Keeping Your Beautiful Eyes

The sense of sight is perhaps the most important sense of our body. We use our eyes in almost everything we do, whether watching television, writing a love letter, driving a car, reading a text message on our smartphone, and a lot more ways. In fact, 90% of learning comes from what we see; therefore, we need to care for this sense with all that we can so as not to lose it. With the advancements of technology that make our lives easier, come the repercussions. Continue caring for your eyes especially now that technology may take a toll on your eye health. Read the tips below on ways to care for your eyes.

Cervical Spondylosis: Symptoms and Treatments

Neck pain is a common complaint experienced by many and is often the result of ageing. This is due to our cervical spine degenerating due to age, resulting in arthritis in the body. When arthritis happens in the neck, it is called neck arthritis or medically known as cervical spondylosis. One important thing to note is that cervical spondylosis is often non-life threatening. In this article, we will discuss about the causes, symptoms and treatments available for cervical spondylosis.

Experience Breakthrough Thinking

Just like exercising to condition your muscles, your mind also works best if it is challenged frequently with creative thinking exercises.

In the early morning hours, our minds tend to be are largely uncluttered and free of our everyday problems and concerns. This makes our busy minds much more receptive to hunches, insights and creative ideas that rise up from our deeper subconscious mind.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Timing - An Important Ingredient In A Relationship

Many of you vowed to find love this year. As you are on your journey to finding love, keep in mind that there are some things you can control and some things you can't. One of the things you can't control is Timing. Timing and circumstance play a major role in your love life. You may have found the right partner, but you found him/her at the wrong time. You know it is the right time when circumstances are aligned to allow you or your potential partner to be in a relationship.

Proper Digestion Is the Key to Overall Good Health

The key to overall good health will not depend upon the kind of food you have or the regimen of exercise you follow. It is essential for you to understand that the food in your stomach needs to be digested properly if you want your overall health to be in optimal condition. In order to achieve this objective you must ensure that the numbers of good bacteria outnumber the numbers of bad or harmful bacteria within your stomach. This can be achieved through the help of supplements that are designed to keep your stomach in good condition.

Learn From Your Failures

In life, we no longer depend on our Intelligence Quotient as we did in middle school or high school, but as we get older, we have to be more dependent on our Failure Quotient instead. When you have a high Failure Quotient, it is likely that you will succeed. This is one of the factors that successful people have in common. As humans, we are not familiar with associating failure to success. When we consider high achievers; whether they are celebrity athletes or well-known politicians or even famous entrepreneurs, we generally consider them as being in a different world from us.

Friday, 2 August 2013

Can You Be Too Nice?

Is it possible that being too nice can harm your relationship? The answer could surprise you.
Have you ever said or heard your partner say:
"I'm done with this, I don't want to do anything for anybody ever."
"I am sick of having to make all the decisions. You won't tell me what you want to do. All you says is whatever I want."
"I get no respect. We always have to do things your way."

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Emotional Hygiene

Life is frequently not easy, and we often encounter problems and difficulties that require us to pay attention to our own feelings.
Relationships, whether with family, spouses and partners, friends or even colleagues, can create emotional fallout that we need to take care of. In addition, if we want to maintain emotional health and balance; create as much happiness as possible in life; and maintain serenity or inner peace; our emotions require care.

There Is No "I" in Team - How To Create A Strong Team

Have you ever heard the statement that there is "no I in team". Usually you hear that from a football coach, or from a manager who is trying to motivate his employees to work harder. Today I will be doing something totally unconventional, I am talking about the "I" in teamwork. This is different from any speech you have heard on this topic before so I want you to listen closely because you just might learn something good. Whether your team is a sports team, a group of people at work, or the most important team your family, there is something you can learn from this.

3 Dangerous Negative Words

There have been countless articles, seminars, books and discussions about the value of maintaining a positive attitude, and most of us would agree that it is far more productive to maintain a positive approach and frame of mind than either being neutral or negative. However, in our everyday lives and activities, we often, nearly automatically revert to permitting negativity pervade and dominate our consciousness. One of the best and easiest ways of training ourselves to approach life from a can - do, as opposed to can't do perspective, is to begin by concentrating on eliminating these three negative words (or phrases) from our oral and written vocabulary: avoid saying problem or thinking about scenarios as problems; never begin one's process by saying that you'll try; and don't focus on why it can't be done.

The Law of Colour, Systems and Keeping a Diary

Research has shown that 60 percent of people still use book diaries, as opposed to modern technology to plan their day. If you use a book diary or find that you have trouble with your daily planning or managing your time, here's a trick you can use that will help you to be more organised and therefore much more productive.

Those who keep structured diaries are inevitably better at time management, note-taking and following up on discussion points.

Dealing With Loneliness

"Loneliness is the poverty of self."

-May Sarton

One of the toughest hurdles to overcome when a relationship ends is dealing with the gnawing loneliness that seems to take over your life and the fear that it will never end. These feelings are heightened when you are alone and it feels as if you are being haunted by them. Losing someone we love is one of the most difficult situations to deal with but, you can and you will get beyond this even though you may believe you won't.

Design Your Office in a Way That Makes Your Productive

Use a Colour that Helps Your Mood
You really have to think about the colour. It has a direct affect on the mood, which will affect your productivity levels. You may love the colour yellow and it is bright and cheerful, but too much can get you down and angry.
Blue is a great relaxing colour but can be too relaxing so you don't get the work done. Consider purples or greens to help get a mixture and find success.

Keep Photos to a Minimum
While you want photos of the people you care about, it can end up being too much. A cluttered desk is unproductive. Choose one or two photos.
You could also look at getting the digital photo frames so they change on a regular basis and you get the best of both worlds.
If you work from home or you travel, have the photos on your computer and avoid having too much on the walls.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Small Steps, Big Changes

Small Steps, Big Changes

We all deal with clutter, believe it or not. Yes, even that friend with the spotless home. She doesn't appear to have clutter because she deals with clutter before it takes over her office, home  and life.

But what about the rest of us, with overflowing closets, ready-to-topple piles of magazines or bottles or spices spread over three cupboards?

The key is to tackle your decluttering step-by-step. A woman I know swears by the Wood Theory. It goes like this:

Facing a daunting load of wood that needed to be stored in her basement, she committed herself to toting one and only one  piece of wood to the basement every time she had to go to the basement for another reason (to unload her washer, for example).

A whole load of wood is daunting. But one piece of wood isn't. It's not even that heavy.


Wednesday, 24 July 2013

When you loss the weight from your mind, the weight on your body will take care of itself

People believe that losing weight and changing their body image is going to make them feel better. Unfortunately, this is far from the truth. Indeed, you may feel better for a while, but these are merely short-term results. How you feel about yourself on the inside is how you're going to present yourself on the outside. No diet, fancy clothing, new purse, makeup, hair style, car, new house, will change this.
Many people believe that they need to lose weight, become fit or eat a different way before they develop a healthier self-esteem. The problem is, though there are many things that we can do on the outside that will contribute to our well-being, none will have long-lasting benefits unless we develop a healthier self-image first. Self-image involves feeling good about yourself - your whole self - and not merely your physical appearance.
If you want to change something about yourself, then you have to go to the cause. If you feel you need to lose weight, then you must determine why you feel this way and where did it begin.
It is not the weight loss that I am proud of, it is the merging of my body; mind and spirit that I can honestly say made the difference.

Living Life To The Fullest

Living a life full of purpose, passion and happiness does not need to be as hard as we believe.

A lot of the time the reason why we're not living the life we want or dream off is because we are waiting for someone else to do something about it. We're not taking the responsibility ourselves to make the changes we need and to follow our true purpose, passion and desires. This has nothing to do with anyone else - it's all about YOU!

Having the gift of a happier, more satisfying life isn't easy and that is why so few people actually achieve all that they want out of life. In fact most people don't even achieve 1/3rd of what they want in life. People go through the daily routines, the daily grind expecting that one day it might be different.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Do You Feel Loved or Unloved?

Do you feel unloved? Do you know what would make you feel loved?

Ask yourself: Who do you feel loved or unloved by? Your partner? Your parents? Your children? Yourself? God?

FEELING LOVED OR UNLOVED BY YOURSELF AND/OR GOD

What does it mean to feel loved or unloved by yourself?

You will likely feel unloved by yourself when you abandon yourself by:

* Ignoring your feelings by staying in your head rather than being present in your body.
* Judging yourself, being negative, rather than being kind, caring and compassionate with yourself.
* Turning to various addictions to avoid feeling your feelings and taking responsibility for them.
* Making others responsible for your feelings, or taking responsibility for others' feelings.
* Not speaking up for yourself - allowing yourself to be treated badly by others.
* Not taking care of your health by eating badly, not exercising, not getting enough sleep.
* Not opening to learning with a spiritual source of love and truth.
* Not taking financial and organizational care of yourself.

When you are not loving yourself, you will also feel abandoned by God, and therefore feel unloved by God. And, when you are not loving yourself, you will also likely not feel loved by others, even if they are loving you.

You will feel loved by yourself when you:

* Are present with your feelings with an intent to learn about the information they are giving you and you desire to take responsibility for them.
* You treat yourself with kindness, gentleness, and compassion.
* You think in positive ways.
* You do not make others responsible for your feelings nor do you take responsibility for others' feelings.
* You speak your truth without blame or judgment.
* You take good care of your body/health.
* You provide financial and organizational safety for yourself.
* You have a devoted spiritual practice.

When you are loving yourself in these ways, you will also feel the love of Spirit within you and all around you.


Acquiring Good Presentation Skills For Your Career

It's ironical how most of us are always complaining of other people's inattentiveness and insensitivity when we talk, still when we get the chance to stand and speak, while others are obliged to sit quiet and listen (hint: audience during a presentation you are set to give), we are petrified by the thought. Good presentation skills are rarely inbuilt and you must work on your presentation skills if you are looking to excel in your professional life. Presentations must not be regarded as uninvited trouble; instead it must be deemed as a chance of a lifetime. Doesn't matter if you are looking to win respect of your staff, peers or managers; a good presentation can do the trick for you. The moment one gets to the podium, he/she has won some respect of the audience, since most of them are scared of speaking before public and anybody who volunteers to do so is sure to win some respect.

Plan, Prepare & Rehearse:

A big part of our fear of public speaking stems from the lack of preparation. It's really hard to stand up and deliver an effective presentation without any kind of preparation; however it's very rare that someone is asked to deliver a presentation, just like that. In most cases, you have got ample time to rehearse and prepare. The more you prepare, the more at ease you will be while giving the actual presentation. The first thing is to set down the main objective; a presentation without a clear objective (or with too many objectives) is a waste of time for both presenter and audience. You must be having a clear idea of your audience and their objectives as well.

Tips for Presentation:

No matter how good the presentation material and slides are, it is the speaker who can make the real difference. As earlier suggested, preparation is the key to a confidence presentation. However, preparing before the mirror and moving to the dice and looking at a room full of people is a different thing altogether. Still, there's nothing to be afraid of, start with giving a confident smile. Take a deep breath before starting and take brief pauses between the sentences. Make eye contact with all of your audience; however do not keep shifting your eyes all the time that will make you look nervous. You can think of taking some short course to polish your presentation skills, its worth your time and money.

Overcoming Everyday Addictions

Mention addictions and immediately sex, drugs and gambling come to mind. These are truly damaging addictions which can destroy lives in a short period of time. There are many lesser addictions which shape human development, health, and happiness that fly under the radar for the most part because they are accepted as normal in Western societies.

These 'habits' take years if not decades to take their toll on the human body and mind. It is usually not until a crisis of some nature, usually a debilitating or chronic sickness, that habits come under scrutiny as possible contributing factors in the acquiring of disease.

Habits for the most part are addictions in disguise because they are not illegal or severely frowned on. Habits are low-level addictions dressed up as acceptable social behaviors, and unfortunately most people will not consider something like their daily coffee habit as anything worse than a tasty way to wake up and stay awake at work, nor will they consider their bottle of wine drunk every night with dinner anything but a healthy habit because wine has been proven to have health benefits when consumed in moderation with meals.

Let's stop masquerading habits which are destructive to our health and wellbeing as anything but addictions. They are low-level addictions in some cases, but the harder it is to give up a habit, the more likely the habit is truly an addiction. Let's be painfully honest and look at addictions we all struggle with and see how we can shake free of their grip.

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Alcohol Effects on the Body

Alcohol abuse can have a significant effect on the body, even if it occurred only on one occasion, such as with binge drinking. The long term effects of alcohol addiction can lead to serious health issues and be fatal. Although moderate alcohol use is considered safe, chronic and excessive and chronic use can be dangerous.

What is Moderate Alcohol Consumption?
Moderate alcohol consumption is considered to be no more than two drinks for men and one drink for women (non pregnant). Alcohol abuse can contribute to undernourishment and organ damage including liver disease, cirrhosis, hepatitis, as well as digestive problems. Other complications may include enlarged kidneys and kidney failure.

The Dangers of Alcohol Abuse in Pregnancy
Women who are pregnant and who have excessive alcohol use put their unborn babies at risk of being born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome which can cause lifelong physical deformities and mental deficiencies. Although there is no way of knowing how much alcohol is safe for pregnant women, research shows that alcohol consumption in moderation is safe, however it is best not to use alcohol while pregnant.


Is Your Net Working?

You are looking for a job. Who do you know? But, more importantly, who knows you? In the book, The Secrets of Savvy Networking, the author writes, "It's important to have know-how. It's equally important to have know-who." This statement was reinforced by Dorothy Hudson, a Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) enrollee who, after being with the same company for 19 years, was laid off. When forced to reenter the job market, Ms. Hudson said "my first rude awakening was it was no longer a matter of what you knew but who you knew".

This has become a reality for many older workers. They are quickly realizing that in today's world, the best way to get a job is through direct contact and personal relationships. Most jobs are never advertised. They are a part of the hidden job market. And, to tap into that market, you must know and understand the basis of networking. A few tips to help you enter the world of networking are:
Understand the term. The term "network" frightens many job seekers- young and old. Some view it as "using" people. Networking isn't about using people; it's about making contacts and building relationships. When you understand the importance of networking, even in everyday life, it should come as naturally to you as walking.

Give back. Reciprocity or giving back is the cornerstone of networking. This doesn't mean that you must give something back to the person who gave you the lead or referral. It does mean, however, giving to others; and expecting nothing in return. Think of it as "paying it forward".
Expand your circle. Step outside of your comfort zone. Meet some new people. When you step outside of your comfort zone, you open yourself up to new experiences, new learning opportunities, and new possibilities. When you meet and connect with a new person, follow up within 48 hours, with a "nice to have met you" phone call, email, or short note. And, periodically, keep in touch.

Tell everyone. Talk about your job search to anyone who will listen. Jane, for example, was out of work for 8 months before she let any of her friends know. What got in the way? Ego and pride. Don't let your pride and ego stand in the way of your success. Tell anyone who will listen what you are looking for. Tell your neighbors, church members, family members, and friends. Let complete strangers know that you are looking for a job. And, remind them repeatedly.

Finally, be prepared. Know what you are looking for and jump at any opportunity to sell yourself. People hire people they know.

Make Fear Your Driving Force To Success

Everyone experiences fear. But how we deal with it is a very personal thing. Jumping in a pool of sharks would strike fear in most people. Then again there are the percentage of daredevils that find the courage to take the plunge and swim with the amazing beasts.
Risky? Yes!
Stupid? That is a personal opinion by an individual.
The point is, there is a relative amount of fear involved in the action, it is how you deal with the fear that results in the action taken.
Fear can be a crippling thing to many people. No matter how much they want to do something, they just can't take the first step. It's a common problem.
What you need to do is look at fear from a different angle. Use it as a weapon to your success. Rather than a weapon of your own defeat.
Anything new or different can be scary. That's normal. But if the fear of change takes hold and prevents us from moving forward, we can find ourselves stuck in one place.
The name of this 'place' is the 'comfort zone'.
If you want more for your life, if you are reading this because you're looking for self-improvement and personal development then it's time to get out of that comfort zone.

How to Grow Out of Your Comfort Zone

How many days a week, a month, a year, do we enter the comfort zone? What is the comfort zone you ask? The comfort zone is the everyday habits that we perform automatically to control our thinking, our actions and our lives.

We ride to work every day on the same route we eat breakfast with the same food at the same place. We wake up at the same time and drive to work the same way every day. We watch TV every night with the same shows. This comfort zone run's our lives by directing the same actions and thoughts. The action of doing the same thing day after day is a no brainer. No really it creates zero brain growth. As humans we like things comfortable and easy. In fact, the less thinking the better is kind of pre-wired. Most people try to avoid moving out of their comfort zone.

But here's the thing, if we want to become more successful we must force ourselves out of the comfort zone. We need to seek out stimulating, insightful information and activities. We need to have things that grow our brains and that will help us to analyze and solve challenges. When you go outside your comfort zone it doesn't have to be monumental. It can be a simple change in our daily lives to begin with. The key is to start stepping out and keeping stepping out to grow.

There are many people in history that applied these concepts. One of the most famous and successful people who used this concept was Albert Einstein. Did you know that when science looked at his brain he had connections between both the left and the right side of his brain? This is very unusual for the average brain but the key to this was that he was always looking at ways to push himself out of his comfort zone.

Optimal brain function is not something we are born with, it is how we choose to use our brains that make the difference. How do we grow our brains? One way is to branch out and do something different in the evening or on the weekend. Explore a new area or a new book. Take up painting if you are analytical. Wake up at a different time and take a different route to work. Expand the mind past the ordinary to create new connections. When you move beyond the normal you will increase the brain synopsis. Who knew vacations could be so great, just make sure it's a place you have never been.

Brain Exercises and How They Help Your Memory

Memory can be defined as our brain's ability to process 'the stored information' that we have learned in the past. It may sound like a very simple process but memory is a very complex procedure and whenever we try to remember things, we are activating multiple parts of the brain.

A minor amount of memory will be lost by age but this does not mean that it can affect day-to-day function. Poor nutrition, no physical activity, and a lack of brain stimulation are the most common reasons for memory lapses in many people. If you consume nutritious foods which are great for your brain, maintain good physical health, and engage in mentally stimulating activities, you can significantly improve your ability to memorize and recall details.

As a matter of fact, there are many workout techniques for your brain:

Classical Music: Music has a great role to play in stimulating our brain and it is believed that listening to music for a couple of hours each week will aid with memory and overall brain function.

Reading: Reading is a great way to gather more information and engage your mind. People who read on a regular basis usually have greater memory power and are more adept at recalling information and score higher on reading comprehension.

Pay Attention: Paying attention is very important in acquiring the details you want to remember later. If you do not pay proper attention to something, the information will not be encoded adequately into your brain. It is believed that it takes only less than 10 seconds to focus and store information into the brain.

Visual Enhancements: Aesthetics in your home or office can improve your brain's visual skills. We know that certain colors and methods of lighting are more conducive to learning and studying. Fixing a new fish tank or painting the walls in interesting colors are two simple examples on how to improve the knowledge acquisition ability of brain. Flower vases as well as wall paintings are other examples.

Respiratory Exercises: Respiratory workouts are a great way to improve the oxygen delivery to the brain. The brain has an extraordinary demand for oxygen and the quest to enhance memory can't be considered complete without performing breathing exercises.

Stress Management: Stress can have a huge impact on memory. The more stressed and anxious you are, the more difficult it is to both acquire and recall information. Practicing stress-reduction techniques can pay great dividends for your memory.

Sleep Habits: Good sleep hygiene is vital to a well-functioning brain. Lack of sleep or poor sleep habits will adversely affect your memorizing abilities.

Board Games: Board games such as chess, checkers, solitaire and Sudoku are known for their ability to provide challenges to the brain. Make it a habit to play games on a regular basis.

These exercises and activities are very simple to do and most are inexpensive and easy to implement. Make an effort to engage in these activities on a regular basis and your brain will thank you for it.

Trust Is a Two Way Street

Trust, Webster's dictionary defines it as assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something. It is a value that is earned but is extremely important to who we are and creating success in our careers and our lives. Trust, we hear this word and it is tied to so many emotions. Trust is an understanding and an agreement between people. But building trust is a two way street. Trust is created by believing in others and showing vulnerability. Being the first to let go of control, just as I trusted my Grandfather, he also trusted in me by letting go.
When looking at trust you must be willing to let go of information. This will help to create a sense of trust and any doubts that people may have. Self-disclosure is important to the building of trust and letting others know what you stand for, what your values are, what you want and what you will or will not to do. This doesn't mean that everyone will feel comfortable with your position but this will bring about an understanding of who you are and ultimately bring a sense of trust to the relationship in the workplace or in our personal lives. When building trust with others it is truly an understanding of who you are and where you are coming from. This includes asking for help when needed and providing help and understanding when others need it.
Trust can't be forced, however. If someone is bent on misunderstanding others and refuses to perceive them as well-intentioned or competent, there is little that you can do to change this. Trust takes time and reluctance is a natural reaction in the beginning. Give them time, be open and honest and create a sense of security. Be true to your word and open with your actions. Trust is a two way street and it always starts with you.


Thursday, 18 July 2013

The Best Ways To Lose Weight With The Law of Attraction!

As you are well aware that the law of attraction states that like attracts like. This implies that whatever you are feeling and thinking on a subconscious level, you will attract that. Begin to analyze your beliefs about physical fitness and being obese if you are obese and wish to get in shape.
These are the concerns you might be having:
1. Is it an uphill task to lose weight and get into shape?
2. Does being in shape means calorie counting, starving yourself for food or denial of something you like the most?
3. When thinking about slimming down now, do memories of previous failures surround your mind?
4. When considering workout, does it seem uninteresting or a duty to do?
5. Do you wish to lose weight rapidly or are you thinking about lifestyle changes that will keep the weight off?
6. Do you truly think that I can do this with the law of attraction?
The reality is that it took you a long time to reach where you are today as it didn't happen overnight. You had experienced many thoughts and imaginations for a long time that resulted in yourself being overweight. You have developed a particular mindset and weight gain is simply a sign of this belief.
By using the law of attraction, you will start to change those routines and practices and the above concerns will help you in identifying precisely how you feel about losing weight. Many people wish to lose weight rapidly with tablets, extreme diet plans and workout programs and although these things could take the weight off, it is harder to keep it off for ever, since an essential thing has not been taken care of which is - Your belief.
By comprehending and making use of the law of attraction, you start to condition your mind to immediately make the right choices for making healthy changes in your everyday life that could result in a physique you have dreamed since long. Below are some easy steps in making use of the law of attraction to lose weight:
1. Get your photo when you were of an ideal weight or a photo of somebody who is having the ideal shape.
2. Get a pair of trousers that are 3 sizes bigger than your size.
3. Chant an affirmation like "I'm looking my best " or " I'm in great shape ".
In order to lose weight, you can also use the law of attraction for half an hour or so everyday wearing oversized clothes to help with the feeling of being slimmer. While doing that, you look at the ideal weight photograph and get involved in the feeling of being that which you are now. Then keep stating the affirmation you have developed for yourself. You can state it aloud or in your heart. You will find this entertaining and if you feel that you are doing it as a duty, then you are not doing it correctly. It could however be difficult to get into the feeling of being in shape if throughout your life, it has been the opposite. Practice will be very helpful here and try your best to feel great, slim and anything you wish to become throughout the 30 to 60 minutes every single day.
Do not expect outcomes overnight, however if you stick to your everyday program, you will start to unconsciously make the right choices in your day-to-day life that will help you get in the shape you want. Don't forget that affirmations alone will not help but to accomplish your health goals, it is important to also get into the habit of eating healthy food, exercising on a regular basis and having proper rest as well.
With the law of attraction, you will eventually discover that it is possible to look for healthy food choices and doing workouts for a better health and with continued devotion and determination, you will be among those people who have made use of this law to get into an ideal shape.

Building Character And Leadership

If you know how to build character and leadership, you're guaranteed a lifetime of success. Of course, getting there isn't always as easy as it seems. You have to put in a certain amount of effort to really get good results.

Are you ready to learn how to build character and leadership? Read on!

Step 1: Tenacity is the key.

When the going gets tough, the tough gets going. It's a little cliche, I know, but it's also true. If you're really serious about developing yourself as a leader, then you need to be prepared to face all obstacles that come your way.

If you used to panic whenever a deadline looms near, you need to get a grip on yourself and act like the fearless leader you aspire to be.

Step 2: Lead by example.

The best leaders are those who lead by example. Before you start telling your team what to do, you must first be able to abide by your rules yourself!

Even if you're not yet a leader, you can still lead by example. Let's say your co-workers always slack off at work, don't copy them and make trouble for your company. Instead, be the one who diligently works your shift.

Step 3: Attend personal development seminars.

There's always room for improvement. If you have an opportunity to attend a leadership seminar or a personality development training, do so. Don't be content with who you are right now, but continue growing!

If there are no useful seminars coming your way, drop by the library or book store after work and browse through self-help books on how to build character and leadership. Who knows just what gems you might find between pages?

Step 4: Make good on promises.

Whether it's taking your little sister to the zoo or arranging a meeting between two colleagues, you must deliver on your commitments.

Don't allow yourself to be bogged down by excuses such as," I don't have time to do it today. I'll do it next week." Learning how to build character and leadership involves taking all promises - big or small - seriously.

Step 5:
Always be prepared.

Nobody wants to be caught with his pants down. If you really want to be the kind of person that leaders are made of, then you should make it a habit to be prepared for anything.

Consider the worst-case and best-case scenarios before making a decision or before you even step out of your house! Don't just rely on hearsay and on what your subordinates have come up with either. Be prepared yourself.

Learning how to build character and leadership is achievable as long as you set your mind to it. Nothing is impossible!

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Influencing Is The Key

Just like men, women also need to have exceptional qualities in order to be good at business. Amongst the qualities women need to have, being able to influence people is one of them. Here's 5 tips on how women can influence those people in their lives:

1. Do things for other people: One of the easiest ways through which you can influence others is to do something for them. If you are looking to do business with someone for example, take them out for a meal or for a cup of coffee. However do not talk about business unless your client does so. Instead, indulge in small talk, ask some questions and listen to what the other person has to say. Get to know them as a person first. This will help in building trust and the relationship between you and your colleague will certainly increase.

2. Treat them like your friends (but not too casual!): Think of your customers as being your friends. Try to help improve their lives without bringing up the topic of the product which you are selling. Behave in a way they would want to reciprocate, not because they feel they are obliged. No one likes to do things by being forced or obligated. The best way is to always treat your customer respectfully and like a friend.

3. Be Sensitive: Be someone to whom people feel they can relate to and open up to. Be aware of other people's needs and be concerned about them. The more empathetic you are, the more you will be able to influence people in the right way. It will give the impression you are approachable and trustworthy.

4. Be polite and say thank you: Take advantage of any opportunity which you may get to do nice things for someone. Be kind and do things for others so that they will learn to appreciate you more. Say thank you to people when appropriate, remember special occasions and speak to them about things that interest them. By building a rapport, it is more likely you will be in a position to influence them after some time.

5. Give rather than get: Giving others something is valued much more than getting something from them. People are much more honored and valued by their peers if they give something to the society and individuals, rather than only taking things from them. When you meet someone, try doing something nice for them, rather than anticipating them to do something. Make the first gesture; it will be to your benefit.

Influencing others is not something which everyone is comfortable or capable of doing but with practice, and when the right strategy and right behavior is adopted, it is certainly quite possible. Women are certainly capable of influencing others and doing great business. It is all a matter of making use of the right strategy and saying the right thing at the right time. Influencing is certainly the key for succeeding. Done with the right intent and working with the right people, influencing can be a very enjoyable conversation.

Coping With Anger: How to Deal

When it comes to coping with anger, there are people who know how to do it in healthy ways and those who have problems managing their anger and expressing it appropriately.
Instead of lashing out, becoming physically violent or intimidating those who have caused your anger, take a step back and allow the heat of the moment to pass. When you do this, your anger will be easier to manage, and you won't end up in a situation that has gone from bad to worse.
Here are a few tips on how to deal with your anger when it seems impossible to manage.
First, acknowledge that you are angry.
This might sound pretty basic, but you'd be surprised at how quickly people will try to deny that they're angry. Recognize the trigger that sets off your anger. Most people, if they stop and reflect on their anger, will be able to see it coming.
You know better than anyone what makes you mad. When you can recognize the things that cause your stress reflex to bend towards this angry side of your emotional makeup, you will be better prepared to deal with it.
Pay attention to how others are coping with anger.
Everyone is different, and we all have different ways of expressing ourselves. If you know you have a problem with anger, make a study of those around you.
Watch how the people in your life react to things and situations that would completely set you off on an angry spiral. Make some mental notes about what they do and say and see if you can incorporate any of those tools into your own anger toolbox.
Teach yourself flexibility.
Almost everyone with an anger problem has one thing in common: they react instead of responding.
When whatever trigger sets you off, there is probably an instant and immediate angry reaction. Try to fight against this. Instead of reacting right away, gather all of the information you can and learn to be flexible.
You cannot control everything, as much as you might like to. When something happens that makes you angry, instead of falling back on your comfortable reaction, respond by thinking it through and looking for other acceptable solutions.
Set your expectations a little lower.
Part of being flexible is being okay with compromise or settling for almost everything you wanted. A major part of coping with anger is knowing that the world will not end just because something has not gone your way.
Many people get angry because they feel threatened. Teach yourself to welcome several different outcomes, instead of being emotionally tied to just one.
A huge trigger for anger can be expecting one thing but getting another. If you're ready for almost anything, you'll have less reasons to be angry.
Work on communication.
People generally do not enjoy communicating with angry people. If everyone in your life is afraid of your reaction, they are going to hesitate to talk to you openly. It's okay to be assertive and clear about what you want.
Just try not to be domineering. Angry people can be bullies, and you probably don't want that reputation.
Try to be better about forgiveness and compassion.
You will find it harder to be angry when you forgive people for what makes you angry. Feelings of resentment almost always lead to anger, so work through those and get rid of them as quickly as you can.
This can be hard, even for people who do not have a problem with anger. Holding onto grudges is not going to move you forward, however. It's going to keep you exactly where you are; angry and frustrated.
Finally, don't be afraid to get help.
There are many good therapists and behavioral health specialists who are trained in anger management. Talking to a counselor about your unhealthy behavior can help you cope with your anger.
You might also benefit from group therapy or support groups for people with anger. When you have trouble managing it yourself, listening to other people share their stories can help you feel less alone in your struggle.
Anger can lead to stress and depression, which will have a terrible impact on your overall physical and mental health. If you have a problem with anger, do what you can to manage it.
Have an honest conversation with yourself about your behavior and how you want to change it, then talk to a professional who can help you. Coping with anger is not something you need to do alone.

Go on, Be Bold, Create!

"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." - Maya Angelou

I love the simple truth of this quote. Go on, read it again and then breathe in and breathe out.

We seem to have gotten to a place in our society where even small children, by the age of six or seven, have absorbed beliefs about what they are "good at" and what they are "bad at". And as for us adults, well my guess is that for many of you the words; "draw me a picture", "sing me a song", or "get up and dance" are some of the most frightening phrases you could imagine hearing.
So, here's a newsflash for us all:
Creative expression is not about being an expert! It's not about getting it right, being the best, being a professional or making it your life's work.
Creative expression is about being in your body, releasing tension, being completely yourself, allowing something unexpected to appear or happen, having fun and being absolutely, completely in the present moment.
There's something else here too. Know that spreading your wings and trying forms of creative expression that are out of your comfort zone can be very therapeutic.
I love expressing myself through the written word and this comes quite naturally for me. However, I also love singing, dancing, baking and getting things organised because I've noticed how all these different activities bring me pleasure and release in very different ways.
We can all play with creative expression and enjoy the benefits.
Make sure you have some basic tools close at hand like music, paper, crayons or coloured pencils. Then just follow your daily creative urges and allow the process of being caught up in a moment of creation be far more important than the end result.
Be three years old again! Can you remember how that felt?