The holiday season steriotypically has always been portrayed as a time of fun, joy and warmth with family, friends and colleagues. But it can also be a time of pain and high expectations. And the inevitable disappointments that follow those expectations are often to blame for holiday stress, ... Views: 2
It’s anyone’s guess what the real story was behind that November day in 1621, when Puritans and Indians together, to celebrate what many believe to be the first Thanksgiving in the new world. Whatever we were taught in school was likely a combination of fact, story, myth and folklore. But in ... Views: 1
If you have noticed that revenues aren’t on track with what you were seeing at this time last year, it’s time to consider a few things about your veterinary practice.
• Perhaps your competitors have become more visible than you? If that’s the case, you need to consider getting your name out ... Views: 1
A hero is defined as someone who is idealized and admired for their courage and strength. Heroes range from policemen and school teachers to parents and firefighters. Few other professions meet the criteria of hero more than firefighter. Not only do they spend countless hours away from their ... Views: 14
Other than the ingredients for your favorite dish and your most expensive China, what’s in your kitchen?
A beautiful centerpiece on top of an expensive mahogany dining table, a curtain with cool colors to stop the sun from damaging your top-of-the-line microwave and fridge, and a cupboard ... Views: 10
Binoculars are not just for adults but a great tool to get the child interested in looking at nature and helping them to broaden their education by learning about different birds and animals, their habitats, etc. It can even be made into a game with each child having a list of things they must ... Views: 25
Never mind this unarmed youth just came from a convenience store that he robbed. Never mind reports that this 300-pound youth reached into the police car and tried to grab the officer's gun. We don't really know the whole story, but the story seems lop-sided and makes the black population angry, ... Views: 10
EXPLAINING BINAURAL BEATS AND THEIR BENEFITS
Binaural beats is a new technology that can help increase human perception and focus. It is a type of technology that is often met with a sense of skepticism. Quite often professionals dismiss binaural beats on the basis of the placebo effect. ... Views: 8
Less is more is a phrase I use often when doing a home staging consultation. When a home is completely vacant besides buyers having a hard time visualizing the true size of the space, or how they would fit their furniture, they also see every flaw. There’s nothing else for them to look at or to ... Views: 25
Summary: America's border problem is prophetic. Rome has conquered US, and a growing majority will vote the pope as leader of a New World Order as rapid changes continue.
“At the time of the end” the king of the north “overflows” the king of the south in Daniel 11:40. In Bible times, Egypt ... Views: 11
If you follow my work you know that I view anxiety quite differently than most people. Instead of seeing it as something to eliminate as quickly as possible – usually with medication – I see it as the soul’s way of communicating, via the vessel of the body, that something is awry inside and is ... Views: 14
In times past picture frames were plain and boring but today there are picture frames designed to fit and compliment any decor. If you prefer the traditional design you would probably choose a picture frame with the traditional styling to coordinate with any other pictures or decor. If you ... Views: 23
In life there are many ups and downs. Sometimes changing an aspect of your life can really make a difference. If you are in a down and want to improve your mood, lifestyle, or yourself in general here are some ways to do that.
1. Base your life off of what YOU want to do.
Base your life off ... Views: 22
When it comes to our stories, most of us want to think of ourselves as people who are supportive of others. How much of your story involves giving to those in your community who are less fortunate? Many people don’t often ask this question of themselves until a stranger asks them for ... Views: 25
Conflict is necessary for growth, but we often avoid it because we dislike the discomfort and potential for anger and hurt. A shaman might say that in some cases, avoidance can be self-protective. After all, you don’t want to walk too close to the ends of a precipice, or risk brushing up against ... Views: 22
Neglecting any one area of your life can lead to dissatisfaction with your story and imbalances that can no longer be ignored. As a Jungian analyst, I have seen many clients who achieved success in one area of their life but were not successful in resolving issues in other areas. They continued ... Views: 15
Eight Weeks to Optimum Health lays out Dr. Andrew Weil’s famous week-by-week, step-by-step plan that will keep your body’s natural healing system in peak working order. It covers diet, exercise, lifestyle, stress, and environment–all aspects of daily living that affect health and well-being. ... Views: 13
Forget about those diet fads, it's time to get to know the latest craze.
Perhaps, what I am about to tell you might give you a surprise.
About a year ago, I used to gain too much weight. Can I put the blame on my job? I work late night shifts. And when I am up, there is nothing you could ... Views: 13
Are you ready to step up the style in your home?
When diving into a design project, there’s a lot more to consider than just picking the right paint colour.
In addition to having a good sense for colour, pattern, and scale, there are some design basics to keep in mind.
As a designer, I ... Views: 22
Sediment, which is the eroded soil, can land absolutely anywhere, depending upon the medium that has eroded the soil.
Dangers to the Environment
This sediment can potentially be dangerous to human life and the environment directly or indirectly, such as by entering water bodies like ... Views: 16
by Tom Hess
What is the biggest thing that keeps you from becoming a great guitarist? It’s NOT trying to play challenging techniques, playing with greater speed, understanding music theory or any other music related factors. Truth is, being able to play guitar well is not extremely ... Views: 15
During these difficult economic times we are living in, it is very important to find ways to stay empowered. Creating your own forms of livelihood are essential. When one loses their regular means of employment, what comes with that often is a sense of dis-empowerment, feeling like you have lost ... Views: 43
Just as Masters and Johnson were pioneers in the study of human sexuality, so Dr. John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage. As a professor of psychology at the University of Washington and the founder and director of the Seattle Marital and Family Institute, he has studied the ... Views: 16
There is much research being done around past-life memories and experiences. People undergo past life regressions with trained regression therapists or they have spontaneous memories. Perhaps, they have knowledge or a skill set for which they were not trained or a huge fear without any rational ... Views: 26
Suicide is a global epidemic. We are all connected. What can we do to make a difference?
Here are 10 ways to tip the scales in a more favorable direction. Our every action, intention, and belief counts.
1. Be neighborly and reach out to decrease loneliness and isolation.
2. Become ... Views: 30
We all carry within us a well of Self. We can’t see this well, but we know when the waters are clear and full or when they’re low and flecked with the dark matter of the lies we tell ourselves about ourselves. We know when the waters are warm from the time, interest, and compassion we pour into ... Views: 32
Inspired by the courageous, wise members of my July 2014 Trust Yourself program. Quotes from the forum reprinted with permission.
My family and I were driving into town last summer when we saw a blue van pass by with the words “Mr. Pool” printed on the side.
“There goes Mr. Pool,” I ... Views: 26
“I’m just an anxious person,” I often hear my clients and program members say. The statement underlines a common globalization belief intrinsic to many who struggle with anxiety, which is: I’m anxious, I’ve always been anxious and I’ll always be anxious. In other words, anxiety is just in my ... Views: 36
Are you one of those individuals that have been moving places to places? Well, it would not be wrong to state that your life has really become locomotion due to several various reasons when you seriously contemplate shifting across town or to some other country. You would run into innumerable ... Views: 16
“The secret of success: Get up early. Working late. Strike oil.” - John D. Rockefeller
In a sports setting, we frequently hear the term, “raise the bar.” To “raise the bar” means that we are striving for better, further and faster. This is a big goal for everyone, but do we invariably need to ... Views: 20
There is no doubt about it, we all lead stressful lives. Work, family, finances, traffic, even the television shows we watch contribute to our daily stress levels. All of these little stresses can take a toll on our bodies leaving us tired, irritable, unable to concentrate and even open us up ... Views: 32
If only there were pet translators sold in the market, then life could have been easier when training your dogs. I am no dog whisperer, Cesar Millan has that title, I don't. But if a genie would appear in front of me, then wishing to communicate with animals would be part of the three wishes I ... Views: 24
With the right attitude, anyone can improve their self-esteem. Too many of us feel like we are damaged beyond repair with no way out. Here are six secrets that are easy to implement, and will improve your inner confidence while projecting a better you to the world.
Social Engagement - Make ... Views: 24
Anyone who is paying attention realizes that the Earth is being destroyed by humans at a breakneck pace. If we want to have any chance of slowing down and eventually stopping this environmental destruction, the hope lies in educating our children. To that end, here are six projects you can use ... Views: 22
Anyone who is paying attention realizes that the Earth is being destroyed by humans at a breakneck pace. If we want to have any chance of slowing down and eventually stopping this environmental destruction, the hope lies in educating our children. To that end, here are six projects you can use ... Views: 20
The holiday season means an upsurge in home-based parties, and some parties can seem extremely innocent, like a Christmas tree decorating party. These events can get out of hand, even if you know all your guests. But sometimes your guests bring guests that are shady. It’s awful to even ... Views: 22
Reiki is such a good modality to use in a practice. It not only relieves stress and eases pain but it does so much more. When I use Reiki depending what I am guided to do I use pressure points and some massage on the meridians. I remember when I first had graduated years ago and started to ... Views: 42
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is recognized as one of the most influential audiobooks ever recorded. In this seminal work, Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed ... Views: 24
The dining room is not just a place to have a meal with your family and friends, but it is a place to gather, sometimes to share our thoughts and to hear our loved ones, remind us of how blessed we are, and more.
How About the Dining Room Chairs?
Of course it is something that ... Views: 40
I grew up poor in a wealthy neighborhood and since then I always yearned to be successful. To find out how I could manage it, I understand quite a number of books that talked about how we could be more successful. I conformed to what those books told me, but the results were not like what the ... Views: 79
By Sam Vaknin
Author of "Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited"
Patriotism is akin to the healthy form of self-love: it consists mainly of pride in one’s self-identity and values based on one’s culture and shared history. Patriotism is not exclusionary, but inclusive. The patriot, in ... Views: 55
Overcoming procrastination may be difficult for most people when the "negative feeling" strikes. However, it should become easier for you because you have to create achievement and fulfill several things in life.
The feeling of procrastination can slow you down greatly and when this happens ... Views: 66
By Frosty Wooldridge
Lori Bell pedals a bicycle around the United States in order to create a much-needed discussion on America’s continual participation in wars: she pedals for peace.
Bell, 49, single, and having taken a non-traditional path in her life and work career—decided America ... Views: 26
In the movies, the good guys always get the bad guys. In cyber reality, no such thing exists.
A survey of 5,000 IT security professionals turns up the following:
63% doubt they can stop data breaches.
69% think threats slip through the cracks of their security systems.
57% believe their ... Views: 24
Without a doubt, the easiest person to forget is yourself. And just because you manage to feed yourself and put on clean clothes each day, doesn’t mean you’re giving yourself the time and attention you need and deserve.
This is especially true if you think of yourself as a strong woman, as a ... Views: 51
When all else fails, hope is something that we cling to. It is a beacon that calls us at our highest and lowest moments in life. We share in the hope of others as well. At the final moment of despair, after you shed your last teardrop, you muster up hope.
Within you, you find the courage and ... Views: 64
The visionaries who paved the way to where we are now must be commended for their work. They took a dream, a simple dream; they took the time to map out all the different possibilities to set their dream in motion. They stretched their imagination as far as it could go, and it worked out great ... Views: 45
I have to admit that I struggled writing this article, it is very personal to me. My struggles weren’t with myself, but in knowing that others are struggling and fighting for their lives at this very moment.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I ... Views: 24
There is a lot of running between the outdoor area and the kitchen to collect plates, cutlery, items from the fridge, condiments, etc. Try to position your outside dining area as close to the kitchen as possible. It will make things easier when preparing for guests and cleaning up at the end of ... Views: 25
Call me desperate, I don't mind. My husband and I may have been waiting for that day when people would be so excited for us. Although part of our plans is having our junior, I begin to understand. Perhaps, this isn't the right time, yet.
Day Before Christmas
A couple of years ago, I can ... Views: 29