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If you’re anything like me you like a little bit of witchery and a good mystery. The problem? There are a lot of bad murder mystery writers out there. At least in the cozy mystery niche that I enjoy. The good thing? There are some blooming brilliant writers out there too! I’ve had the pleasure of discovering a few. In this article I’ve gathered my three favorites. I’m still waiting for someone who will write mysteries without the murders, I mean, do you actually have to kill someone off to write a good mystery? Or could you just be satisfied with thievery and possibly the odd kidnapping? Growing up with Nancy Drew, I consider it quite possible.
So without further ado: three great series that focus on mystery and witchcraft.
This series is set in Oxford, England, and evolves around a very lazy witch who suddenly finds herself caught up in murder, mystery and mayhem. This is somewhat inconvenient as it means she has to get off the couch. At least if she wants to prevent whatever lunatic is at large from striking again. She also happens to get involved with a rather brilliant man, who is her polar opposite in many ways: fit, ambitious and rarely ever hanging out on the couch. Of course, he’s utterly irresistible.
What I love so much about this series is that it’s intelligently written and filled with humor. The humor part is particularly refreshing.
This series evolves around a witch, Lily Ivory, who picks up on the vibrations of second-hand clothes. As such, it’s only natural that she sets up a vintage clothing store — Aunt Cora’s Closet.
Growing up in Texas, Lily was bullied for her “witchy ways” and ever since she was run out of town by the scared townsfolk she’s lived as a nomad. Settling in San Francisco she learns what it’s like to find home and stand up for who she truly is: a witch.
The books are filled with an array of characters that are as quirky as the city of San Francisco itself. For all its supernatural themes, the series is refreshingly down to earth. You actually believe these characters could exist and you could run into them on any given day in San Fran.
There are also elements of humor in the books, such as a familiar who’s a shapeshifting pet pig.
This series is fun. So much fun. Set in Hitching Post, Alabama, where people go to get hitched, these books' leading lady is Carly Bell Hartwell, who owns a shop selling potions. One day Carly finds a dead man in her shop and a certain sheriff has to come investigate. A certain sheriff who she has a past with.
Of course, Carly can’t leave the investigation entirely to the sheriff. Not when her reputation is on the line. So she decides to do a little bit of digging herself.
This series is a favorite of mine because of the Southern charm and quirky characters who infuse the books with humor. It’s what I call good entertainment.
Often when looking for cozy mysteries I’ve found stories that are about as inspiring as you’d expect a poorly written romance novel to be. That’s to say: there are so many unbelievable scenarios (and I’m not talking about the witchcraft and magic) that it’s hard to actually sit back and enjoy what you’re reading. Therefore, whenever I come across a book that doesn’t just have great atmosphere, but also believable characters and an intelligent plot I get excited. The three authors mentioned in this article have all pulled that off, but in very different ways.
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
― Maya Angelou
It's been a long time since you thought about it, you knew that your write-up would eventually see the light of day, but you still needed a little time to get started. May be you feel you are not prepared enough or you are waiting for the perfect inspiration to write. The inspiration you are seeking is already within you. It's time to unlock the writer within you. Remember, if you wait till you feel like writing, you will never write at all. Write to keep the memory, to testify, to feel lighter, to take stock ... or perhaps for all these reasons at the same time?
Last year I met Ms. Marry, a 83-year-old woman who just published her first write-up, when asked about her motivation taking a deep breadth she replied "it's my 6-month-old grandson Alex. Like every Grandma, I want to tell him stories, share with him the family values. Unfortunately, I don't have enough time as I am suffering from some serious illness. However, my thoughts will still reach him through these write-ups". Like Ms. Marry, many want to give their children and grandchildren a record of their own lives. Conscious of the fragility of the memory, they wish to shelter it once for all and for several generations by inscribing it in blogs or in the pages of a book.
The initiative can also come from children. This is moreover the case more and more often. Realising that memory can be lost forever, they encourage their parents or even their grandparents to write their story. A nice gift idea!
Writing can also be an opportunity to portray a picture of a loved one who has gone missing too soon.
The people who write to testify are far more numerous than what we think. It is often a cry of the heart, a need, not only to tell each other, but to share the experience with the world. Most often their purpose is to denounce an injustice or, at least, what they feel is an injustice. The range of testimonies is broad enough: narrative of a battle against the administration, divorce that goes wrong, fight against the disease, etc. Fortunately, some testimonials can relate to a gay reality such as, for example, a beautiful love story or a reunion after years of separation.
There is also the writing that liberates. The one that allows to discharge by putting on paper the thoughts and feelings that are too heavy to wear. So for some of us, writing can be a therapy.
But writing down one's story, especially if it's tragic, takes courage. It means plunging back into the torrent of past pain and reliving it. Events that had been forgotten, or more accurately tried to forget, come to the surface. It is a process that may jostle you, to bring down certainties, to bring you to painful observations, but also, when the work is finished, to feel freer, lighter, more in keeping with yourselves.
For some, writing is a way to take a distance from their experience, to take stock, in a word to see a little clearer. "I'm going to rediscover my past," a gentleman once told me, comparing her pen to the pilgrim's staff.
Writing about your life is not an end, it's a beginning! We think that by writing our life, we are putting a final point. Surprisingly enough, it is often the opposite that happens. People reborn after writing their story and even prepare for a second life, filled with the energy they had just drawn from those writings.
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You were born a powerful creator, and NOTHING has changed. You have always had the ability to create your life at will, to be loved, successful and happy. You have always had the ability to be free and to express your freedom in ways that enrich your life – and the lives of others. Such is the life of the conscious creator. Unfortunately, very few of you have managed to create your lives with conscious intent and experience the joy your creative ability affords you. Instead, you’ve allowed the wounds you’ve experienced (and the feelings associated with them) to run your show. You’ve allowed your thoughts and feelings, assumptions, judgments and fear to dominate your life and hijack your creative control. This unconscious surrender to your egoic agenda (or “hairy bullshit”, as I call it) has eroded your faith in yourself and has weakened your connection to Divinity, to Source, to the Creative Flow. It’s stripped away your awareness of your creative ability, and in doing so, it’s convinced you that life is something that happens to you, something controlled by external sources, something “fated”. Because you haven’t learned how to harness your creative ability, you’ve managed to miss out on much of the joy, fun, success, and love that life has to offer. In fact, there’s a good chance that your belief that external forces have control of your life, and your continued focus on your pain, worries, and fear, have not only cost you your connection to your creative ability, they have also manifested pain, suffering, illness, loneliness, and anger in your life.
In reality, you are creating ALL of the time. Your creative ability is nothing short of astounding. Every aspect of your life… I’ll repeat that… EVERY ASPECT OF YOUR LIFE is something you created. Every good thing you have in your life is something you’ve created. Every moment of connection, every achievement, every aspect of your success, was all a direct result of your creative ability (whether you employed it consciously or not). Likewise, every bad relationship, every failure you’ve ever experienced, your physical pain or illness, all came as a direct result of your creative ability (whether you employed it consciously or not). Many people question that statement, preferring instead to blame outside sources for their misfortune. I know that’s true: I used to be one of them!!! I believed that if it wasn’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all. I believed that my addiction to drugs and alcohol, my codependent relationships, my back issues and poor health, my poverty, my weight issues, my house burning down, all the times I was robbed or beaten, my trouble with the law (and all the other crap I was experiencing) were part of some cosmic joke that was being played upon me. I justified my anger, the chip on my shoulder, my lashing out at others, and my general self-neglect as by-products of my shitty life. In short… I played the victim, and I played it quite convincingly.
What turned it around for me, was the realization that the Law of Attraction actually DOES exist. The idea that our subconscious mind is a fertile garden, and that everything we plant in it (good or bad) grows; the idea that thoughts and feelings have the power to influence what we plant in that garden; and the idea that – without much effort at all – everything we plant in our subconscious will become our reality, helped me see my life in a different way. Unfortunately, I (like a lot of other people) used this information to create tons of doubt and fear in my life. I mean, if all that is true, then why can’t I just create a million dollars, or become the President of the United States? Or worse yet, if all that’s true, what’s to keep me from causing some catastrophe just because I imagined it? The answer (simple as it is) took me out of my fear and encouraged me to use my creative abilities consciously… The answer is EMOTION.
The reason we create so much shit in our lives is because we marinate in the emotions around that shit. We spend countless hours worrying about how things will play out. We run every possible worst-case scenario so that we can be prepared for what might come. We wring our hands and tell our friends about everything that’s NOT working in our lives. We tell ourselves stories about what we should be doing, why we don’t deserve to be happy, or why conventional wisdom is more trustworthy than the whisperings of our heart. We fill our subconscious with every negative emotion we can, and then we blame the Universe for our misery.
If you never hear another thing in your whole life, hear this:
Your emotions are the power source for your creations.
If you’re using fear to power your creations, you’re creating by-products of fear (pain, suffering, disconnection, illness etc.). If you’re using love to power your creations, you’re creating by-products of love (joy, well-being, connectedness, health etc.). Your emotions drive your creations, and that’s why most of us create so much useless crap for ourselves; because we don’t take the time to understand and guide our emotions. We don’t take the time to learn SELF MASTERY.
By cultivating self-mastery in our lives, we ensure that most (if not all) of the things we plant in our subconscious mind are things that serve us: thoughts of hope, gratitude, and faith. Thoughts of infinite possibilities. Thoughts of a world that thrives in harmony and balance. When we practice self-mastery, we use the Law of Attraction not only to create amazing things for ourselves, but for the people around us, and the world as a whole. We connect with our true nature and highest purpose, and we respect the power that comes with being the predominant creative force in our lives.
Through the practice of self-mastery, we learn to create our lives with conscious intent, and thus not only harness but optimize our creative ability. Self-mastery allows us to conquer our fear and create a life we can embrace and enjoy. In the absence of the thoughts and emotions that corrupt our creations, we are free to harness all of the energy we waste on those emotions – and put them to better use.
In Today’s world there is an intense focus on what we eat and on the importance of exercise. If one eats the right foods and eats them at the right time, along with the right amount of exercise; then one is likely to end up in physical shape. Now, for some this may work and for others this will not be enough.
There is another component that is being left out here and one that is probably the strongest motivator of all. What I am talking about here are our emotions. These are what drive most of our behaviour and this means that in order for one to seek to change their appearance or health in the first place; ones emotions will have been involved.
However, the emotions that drive one to consume such large amounts of food, to eat when one isn’t hungry or to eat foods that are not particularly healthy; is rarely considered or mentioned. This could be in the mainstream media or in a more personal setting.
Perhaps emotions are not spoken of in the mainstream media due to the amount of money that is made from such high consumption and there are no doubt many other theories and ideas as to why this is. But, in order for this situation to exist in the first place; the need has to already exist in the consumer.
If one is a conscious individual or is even moderately conscious, then it wouldn’t matter what foods this person was exposed or how aesthetically pleasing to the eye they were. Although this could be cakes or snacks; this could also include any type of food and foods that one may have a certain craving for.
To be a conscious eater means that one has a choice as to whether they will eat or not. Instead of continually eating on impulse or when they are emotionally affected. And when one engages in emotional eating, they are usually doing so without being conscious and aware of what is occurring.
Emotional eating is when we eat in order to suppress and escape from a certain emotion or an emotional experience; with food changing how we feel. And because of how fast and natural this process often is, it is unlikely that it will be noticed or questioned - and therefore stopped or changed.
This may have been a pattern that one has carried out for so long, that it is has become a habit. And what the food is doing, is allowing one to emotionally regulate themselves.
First off; emotional eating is probably something that everyone does from time to time. We are all human after all; we are not perfect and neither are we meant to be. The intention here is not to label emotional eating as right or wrong or good or bad; that is an approach that will only make things worse and would probably lead to more emotional eating.
It is purely to take closer look and to create awareness around this area. To bring to ones attention what is causing them to act in certain ways. Ultimately, emotional eating is no different to anything else, in that, if it is done to the extreme, it has the potential to lead to dysfunctional consequences. And with this being an area that related to our own healthy, it is undoubtedly an important area to look into.
As well as the effect that the food is having per se, there are associations that may also be triggered through food. In the very beginning of life, one comes to experience food as nurturing through being breast fed. And if one wasn’t breast fed, then one is likely to have fond memories of being given food to cheer them up and certain types of food that were made by someone close to them.
The quality of nurturing that one got in these early years will often define how much one will rely on food to assist in emotional regulation.
Through being given food by the people around us as a child, our emotional state was being externally affected. And if food wasn’t being used then our caregivers would have been there to mirror, sooth and regulate our emotions. We would also have been given the emotional nurturing that we needed to develop. As a young child, it is said that our nervous system is not developed enough to do this task and therefore we need our caregivers to do this for us.
And as a consequence of our caregivers being there during times of emotional distress or even when emotions appear, we will then begin to develop this ability ourselves. The process is a lot more complex than this, but this is a basic understanding of it.
For some, the above may be true and these will be individuals that are comfortable with their emotions and who feel emotionally whole. They will have the ability to simply sit with them, to sooth themselves and to channel them into something more productive. Or they will be comfortable enough, to share their emotions with others. However, for individuals that haven’t had these early experiences of being emotionally regulated and nurtured; emotions will be problematic, overwhelming and even something to be ashamed off.
As ones emotions were allowed to build up and were not acknowledged when they were formed; they will be a lot stronger than they would normally be. And by this I mean that; as they are being fuelled by the past that has not been processed, it is inevitable that they will be stronger.
When this inner ability is not there, food is the ideal option. On one side it will allow one to regulate their emotions and on the other side it will allow one to temporarily have the emotionally nurturing that one didn't have as a child. The trouble with food is that it is only a short term solution. And the majority of food that is sought after during these times is unhealthy. Foods like chocolate, release endorphins into our brains, as does exercise. This is the happy chemical and will be more than welcome if one were to be experiencing ’negative’ emotions.
Exercise, if not taken to the extreme, is healthier than consuming lots of Junk food. While this is so, it could also become another escape and addiction.
The ideal here is to be able to self regulate and to feel comfortable in reaching out to others when this is not possible. This ability is unlikely to be developed over night and it will require patience and commitment. And depending on one’s individual needs and psychological disposition, other options might have to be considered. So always follow your own truth and insights.
One thing a good therapist, healer or coach can do is to allow one to express their emotions in a safe environment. From here, one can begin to form a relationship with their emotions. And start to gain the emotional nurturing that they didn’t get all those years ago. Here one will begin to see their emotions as feedback and as something that needs to be heard and acknowledged; not to be feared or run away from.
Awareness is the key here; with it, one can see that they are more than their emotions and without it; emotions can seem to be as all there is. The heart can also assist in emotional regulation.
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Sri Lanka is an island country that is absolutely heaven on Earth. The scenery that one would expect to find in this paradise is a mixture of beautiful tea gardens, spectacular shorelines, emotional scenes and a horizon filled with mountains. The country has no lack of fabulous spots that are regular, notable and social. Each place in this nation is second to none, with one being more flawless than the other. According to Travel Binz Reviews, Sri Lanka is one of the best tourist destinations out there.
Here are few of the beautiful places in Sri Lanka.
The Ella Gap will provide you a deeper perspective of the large hole in the southern mountain dividers. You will be captivated by its beauty of the place and if you take one of travel binz tours, you can enjoy the view amidst tea estates, small vegetable plots and the thick woods. It is safe to say that the views you will experience in this spot will be absolutely stunning
2. Nuwara Eliya
Nuwara Eliya is a standout spot among the most beautiful areas in Sri Lanka. It has a trail ride, fairway, deride Tudor forms and honorable men’s clubs. The place was discovered in the nineteenth century and remains intact ever since. You will witness staggering perspectives of cascades, sentimental mountain views and encompassing train manors. Take the fun train ride from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya.
3. Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
You can as long as you want at the majestic infant elephants to inspire you as they humbly appreciate a stream douse. At the Pinnawalla Elephant Orphanage, you can observe the amazing sight of elephants in their natural habitat. Travel Binz rates it as one of the major highlights in Sri Lanka.
Experience the ancient city life at the remnants of Polonnaruwa around brimming and properly conserved architectural structures. There are many sanctuaries, stupas and statues and you will be completely stunned. This is one among the popular destinations in Sri Lanka.
5. Sigiriya Rock Fortress
You can lose your way as you will be captivated by the beauty of the sensational sights of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress in Sri Lanka. You will find the best kind of wilderness among the frescoes and water gardens. The view is radiant and something that you just cannot miss.
Sri Lanka is a captivating and unmistakable place to exist. Its appealing shorelines, consecrated locales, hypnotizing posts, extraordinary stone landmarks, ah! This place just makes my feet tingle to make a trip to this island nation.Travel Binz Tours offers a package for travel around Sri-Lanka and you already know it is going to bea lot of fun.
When a man and a woman first get together it can be going along nicely and as soon as things start to become a little more serious, a man can begin to pull away. This is naturally going to be confusing for the woman and may make no sense whatsoever.
And it can depend on how connected the woman felt to the man, as to how she responds to what took place. If everything was going well and there was the potential for so much more to occur, then there is higher chance that there will not only be anger and frustration, but also a sense of sadness and even loss.
It could be devastating and the consequences could be severe; especially if this is something she has experienced time and time again. A one off may be dismissed, but to continually attract a man who is unavailable could be overwhelming and hard to comprehend.
There is often said to be a whole range of reasons as to why a guy would pull away. And these can include a guy that is: not fully interested in the women, is at a stage where he is not ready to settle down or doesn’t want to lose his freedom, amongst other reasons.
These can sound reasonable and may settle a women’s mind. However, if they are with a man who is into them just as must as they are into him, these are unlikely to really answer a woman’s questions.
As it was going well and flowing along nicely, it would be clear that the interest is there. And while the man may not be ready to settle down, if he has met someone he has clicked with, surely he would be open to going further. Certain freedoms may be lost, but other freedoms would be gained along the way.
At first these reasons might settle a woman’s thoughts and emotions, but based on the human need to connect with another human being, it is often more about someone’s level of emotional maturity that it is about these other reasons.
From the start the man could come across as being fairly interested or he could across as being extremely into the woman. And if the man was extremely keen in the beginning, it is going to be more of a shock when he pulls away.
This could be man that is in regular contact and one who wants to spend as much time as possible with the woman and take her to places. Or in the case of a guy who is fairly interested, this might just include wanting to see her on a regular basis and to keep everything fairly consistent.
So at one moment, a woman can feel that the man is into her and everything is going so well. And the next moment, the man can become: cold, distant and completely unavailable.
While the above could be what happens, it could also be something that goes in cycles. So it is not a case of the man being available and then not being available and that’s the end of it. The man could be available and then unavailable and then after a while become available again and the cycle then continues.
When this happens, a woman could end up being taken advantage of and compromising, if she hasn’t got strong boundaries. The man could then be pursued and come to conclude that his behaviour is acceptable to the woman.
And if a woman is constantly attracting these kinds of men into her life, then it could be a sign of her own fear of intimacy. Consciously there may be the desire to connect with a man and to avoid being abandoned and at a deeper level; there could be a fear of being engulfed by one.
So as he is available at first and then shortly after becomes unavailable, it is likely that he has a fear of intimacy at a deeper level. The reason he comes on so strong at first could relate to his conscious fear of being abandoned.
And as the relationship grows stronger, his deeper fear of being engulfed arises. When he pulls away and this deeper fear settles down, the fear of being abandoned can arise once more and the interest can reappear.
These fears are not necessarily problems per se, what can lead to problems are when these fears are reacted to, instead of faced, processed and healed.
One of the primary causes of this type of behaviour and these inner fears that causes it is the relationship a man had with his mother as a child. This could have been a mother that was emotional undeveloped and so used her son to take care of her own needs and wants.
And as she was not aware of her own behaviour and out of tune with her sons needs, she ended up smothering her son in the process. The son would have wanted his mother to fulfil his wants and needs, but would have feared being smothered if this took place.
Whether he got attention or not would therefore lead to the experience of pain. To be left would cause the feeling of being abandoned, but if the mother was available it would result in the feeling of being engulfed.
These inner fears are creating conflict for the man and until they become aware of them, there is unlikely to be any real change. These fears and emotions, that have remained trapped in the body since those early years, can be released with the assistance of a therapist or a healer.
When a woman feels completely comfortable with intimacy, it is unlikely that she would be attracted to a man who is not. So a woman may also have some letting go to do.
Have you ever found yourself unable to move off your couch because your gorgeous, much-loved pet has curled up next to you or has settled themselves so firmly on your lap that you're loathe to disturb them? Are there times when your pet is languishing across your keyboard and you're praying that they don't press 'send' on a half-finished email, yet you're loving the fact that they're supervising your work!
- Being close to your pet helps keep you calmer, even if you do have a wry smile on your face due to their antics. When you've 'no choice' you can gradually allow yourself to relax in their company. It's a wonderful feeling to be so trusted by a creature that feels secure and is totally at ease with you. And after a busy day filled with a miscellany of sometimes stressful experiences dedicating attention to your pet can be a great way to manage stress.
- Pets have no agenda. When you walk through the door you may be greeted by exuberant paws, be expected to take them for a walk, replenish their food bowl and be completely there for them. Those moments of enforced pet-time can be a delicious opportunity to recharge your batteries and overcome the urgent mental prompts about what you should/ought/must be doing next. What's more precious than spending time going for a walk or settling down with a gently dozing creature who's totally at peace and curled up next to you?
- Sometimes we have to park our to do list for now and give in to those moments, accepting them as a good reason to stop running from one job to the next. Ignoring your pet is futile, so attending to them might as well become your main priority.
- Why not turn those moments into something even more special by allowing yourself to really celebrate the connection you have with your beautiful companion. When they are relaxing peacefully on your lap you may not even be able to reach your phone or the TV remote control. There's no real option but to simply sit it out.
- So, turn your attention away from external distractions. Stroke their coat and enjoy its feel and texture. Is it soft and silky or has it a more coarse feel to it? Tune in to their smell, their breathing, the little sounds they perhaps make. Smile at any tremors or movements - are they chasing or playing in their dreams?
- As your internal chatter calms and settles, become more mindful and tuned in to your own breathing, each breath becoming a calmer, more relaxed experience. Notice your body; is there any tension in your shoulders, chest, stomach, back? Allow it to subside.
You know that you're not going to be moving for a while so commit to enjoying those few meaningful moments and value the special gift that your beautiful pet is giving you. Appreciate some time out as quality time for yourself, a very precious present and way to manage stress.
Susan Leigh, Altrincham, Cheshire, South Manchester counsellor, hypnotherapist, relationship counsellor, writer & media contributor. She works with individual clients, couples and provides corporate workshops and support. She's author of 3 books, 'Dealing with Stress, Managing its Impact', '101 Days of Inspiration #tipoftheday' and 'Dealing with Death, Coping with the Pain', all on Amazon. To order a copy or for more information, help and free articles visit
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In today’s world, depression has become a word that carries enormous weight; either for people who have it or for people who hear about it. It could also be described as a modern day taboo, with people often wanting to avoid the whole thing.
However, what is clear is that depression is not something that can be ignored. It is a very real challenge in today’s world. And this is just one aspect of what are often described as ‘mental health’ problems.
This is not something that can be cited as having one cause, as there are often said to be numerous causes. These can be: genetics, diet, repression, chemical imbalance, abuse, illness, the environment and other factors.
And as we are all so different, it’s not a case of one cause being the same for everyone. So as this is such a complex area and not something that can be put into one box; I will cover one of the above aspects that can cause depression.
On the Google home page, it is described as the following -
1.Severe despondency and dejection, accompanied by feelings of hopelessness and inadequacy.
2. A condition of mental disturbance, typically with lack of energy and difficulty in maintaining concentration or interest in life.
So here, one feels at a low ebb and is unable to feel any positive emotions. Their energy is gone and the will to live doesn’t exist either.
While depression is often treated as a taboo, emotions are not too far behind in this respect. They are generally ignored and this is partly due to a lack of understanding in how to deal with them. One is not simply born with emotionally intelligence; this is something that has to be learnt.
And when it comes to how one responds and perceives their emotions, the childhood years are typically the most important time. This time will often define what kind of relationship one will have with their emotions.
This relationship can be just like a relationship that one has with other human beings; it can be positive and empowering or it can be negative and distempering. So emotions can be seen as problems and as something that one needs to avoid or as feedback and as something that one needs to listen to.
One of the reasons this time is so important, is that one doesn’t usually learn about their emotions during their years of being in education. Certain areas are seen as vital, but emotional intelligence is a new thing.
This means that the early relationship that was formed with their emotions will generally be carried into their adult years. And it won’t matter if this relationship is healthy or unhealthy.
So coming back to this early relationship, there can be two ways that one can develop in order to cope with their emotions. And this will generally depend on how their caregivers responded to ones emotions as a child and to their own emotions.
Here, a child will develop the ability to regulate their emotions; this means that they will rarely act on them or deny that they exist and repress them. They will be able to just be with them, without getting too caught up in them. And if they become too overwhelming, the child will learn that it is safe to seek assistance in others.
In this case, the child will not develop the ability to regulate their emotions. This means that the child will have to either act on them or to deny and repress them. They won’t be able to just be with them and will end up being caught up in them. And during times of being overwhelmed, they are unlikely to feel safe asking for assistance.
The first example will relate to a caregiver that is empathic and the second example is for a caregiver that is unempathic. An empathic caregiver is emotionally available and will generally mirror, match, hold and sooth their child during emotional distress.
And an unempathic caregiver will is likely to be emotional unviable. So this means that they generally won’t mirror, match, hold or sooth their child during emotional distress.
These are just general guidelines, as there is likely to be moments where it won’t be this black and white. However, this creates an idea about what it is like.
As a result of the above taking place, it is likely to lead to completely different consequences. If as a child, one learned to regulate their emotions through having an empathic caregiver; it is likely to mean that one will have a tendency to either regulate their emotions or to seek support in other people.
And if as a child, one didn’t learn how to regulate their emotions through having an unempathic caregiver; it is likely to mean that they will have a tendency of either repressing their emotions or of acting on them.
So the first child is rarely going to have to repress their emotions and this means that when this child grows into an adult, there shouldn’t be the need to repress them either.
But the second child, who has to repress their emotions, will likely grow into an adult that continues to repress their emotions. And this is inevitably gong to lead to an emotional build up in the body.
These emotions will have accumulated from when one was a child and all of the emotions that one has experienced as an adult, but denied and ignored.
For some people, this will involve certain moments as a child where they were abandoned, ignored, rejected, humiliated, felt hopeless, helpless, suicidal, guilty and ashamed for instance.
These can relate to the odd occasion or perhaps when one experienced these things on a daily or consistent basis. This can also include traumatic moments where one was: physically, emotionally or intellectually abused as a child.
And due to these moments taking place many years ago, they are generally blocked from the mind. But the body remembers these feelings and will not be silenced until they are recognised. This creates a heavy burden on the body and can result in a loss of energy.
In the beginning these may have only been emotions or feelings, but as time has gone on, they have become emotional states and have completely taken over. A bit like how one weed appears and soon after, the whole patch is covered in weeds.
So the fact that there were only one or two weeds to begin with is hard to comprehend and finding the original weeds or weeds can then be extremely difficult. Here one no longer feels one or two emotions, but has become emotionally trapped. And no longer experiences one or two emotions, but a general feeling of being overwhelmed or – depressed.
It could be that one has felt this way their whole life or that one felt this way after a certain experience. This could be the result of some kind of loss or traumatic occurrence that triggered emotions that have been trapped and frozen in the body for so long.
For the first person it may be experienced as normal and how life is, simply because they have never felt any different. And for the other person, it might not feel normal. This could be due to the fact that these feelings have been repressed for so many years and this has caused a disconnection to occur.
Perhaps one has recognised the connection between how they felt as a child and how they feel as adult or just that they need to be assisted emotionally. And this can be done through the help of a healer or a therapist that will allow one to feel and therefore release their emotions
This doesn’t mean that one will be forever caught up in them. If it is done right, it means that one will be able to let go of the emotions that have built up.
Technology has gotten sort of overwhelming. If you’re even a moderate web user, you probablys pend far more time responding to e-mail and updating your various social media accounts thany ou’d like to. Fortunately, since social networking has risen in popularity, we’ve seen a rise ins ervices that link status updates, allowing you to make one post that appears on several sites.
You can send your Twitter status updates directly to Facebook and vice versa. You can tweetf rom your LinkedIn profile, or announce directly from your Foursquare profile that you’ve justb ecome the mayor of the 9th Avenue Chipotle. (Why you would want to do this is an entirelydifferent question). You can even use a syndicating service to send the same statusu pdate everywhere. There’s lots of great advice on how to sync up your social media profiles. But it doesn’t seeml ike anyone’s offering advice on whether syncing and linking is actually a good idea or not.
The reasons it’s appealing are obvious – it can save you a lot of time, and it can increase yourv isibility across multiple social networks with minimal effort. But there are potential drawbacks tos yncing, too – you may compromise your privacy or reputation if you link your very small, veryp ersonal Twitter feed to your huge “friend anyone” Facebook profile. Or if you’re looking forl ove online, it’s pretty important to know what your potential partners know about you, and how you link your status updates changes that. If you want dates to know more about you,y ou should consider syndicating. But if you’re very private (or if you have anything to hide)you’re probably best served by updating each social network individually.
If you’re unsure whether you should syndicate your social media status updates, let Alex Wiseh elp you. He works as an relationships columnist and co-founder of Loveawake dating site.
According to Alex it’s a good idea: When you’re confident that your tweets represent you positively, even to people youd on’t know that well. Your Twitter following is probably smaller and closer-knit than yourL inkedIn following, and that may mean you post different content. If you feel like yourt weets or updates paint a rosy overall picture, you stand to lose nothing by showing them to more people. But if you’re in the habit of bitching bitterly in your tweets because you knowy our friends will insta-DM and make you feel better, make sure you feel okay about thoses ame things going to everyone in your Facebook friend list. When all of your accounts have roughly the same “fan base.” Make sure you’re okayw ith everything you post on each network going to all of your “friends” on the other ones.
(Also important: if your mom reads your FB but not your tweets, or if you and your ex maintain a Facebook friendship but you know he doesn’t really want to read updates aboutf ancy restaurants you visit with your new beau). When you want more information about you to be available to the public. If you feell ike none of the networks you’re on have a clear picture of you because you’re spread too thin, syndicating your updates can be a great way to flesh out your online profile. (And if you’re trying to impress someone new, being interesting and charming in places they can find you doesn’t hurt!) When the people closest to you are social media geeks, too. Being tweeted about or having intimate details shared with the world can feel invasive or disrespectful to peoplew ho aren’t quite sold on the idea that privacy is dead. Make sure the people who populate your tweets (closest friends and people you’re dating, especially) are okay with their comings and goings being broadcast across several social networks.
It’s a bad idea: When you’re dating more than one person. This is especially true if they don’t know about one another yet, but even if they do… it can breed jealousy, resentment, and drama,and unless you’re going on casting calls for reality TV, that’s probably not what you want. When you’re in the habit of fudging the truth. If you tell a lot of white lies to spare feelings, they may come back to haunt you when you start making information about what you’re doing available across networks. If your boss is your Facebook friend, you’d never post a status update about getting a mani/pedi on a sick day. But if you’re likely to post a Twitpic of your new nails on the same day, linking accounts is going to get you busted.
(Syncing the accounts and just telling the truth might be a better overall approach. But if you must fib, do not link accounts!) When you have more than one internet persona, or share things of different privacy levels on different networks. If you have Twitter and Livejournal filed under “personal” and you think of Facebook and LinkedIn as “business,” you probably use them differently.
Old habits die hard, so if you’re usually a neurotic twitterer, you may post some very personal insecurities that you don’t want your boss to read in an account that he can now access. Alternately, you may end up censoring yourself or posting a lot of job-related stuffin your formerly “personal” accounts (boring your followers, who are used to dishier stuff). If you post different kinds of information to different social networks, chances are that syncing up is going to stress you out. When you post things that might be confusing or offensive when taken out of context. If you post anything across any of your social networks that’s really only funny to a select group of people, be wary of shipping that information to other accounts. The Facebook status update that you posted specifically to mock something a friend posted on your Wall might appear either bizarre or nasty to your Twitter followers, who can’t see your friend’s original comment. When you have “secret” accounts that shares usernames with any other profiles. Let’s say your Twitter username is also the name you use for your many online dating profiles. Maybe you’re comfortable with the people you tweet to being able to find your dating profiles if they google your username. Are you as comfortable with the people on your Facebook account, LinkedIn, or other accounts being able to google the information? If you’re not, don’t sync those accounts.
Deciding whether or not to sync your social networking accounts is a personal decision, and how you make it will probably depend a lot on how you use them. If you’re not comfortable with the thought of everyone on every account being able to see all of your status updates,syndicating your accounts with ping.fm is probably a bad idea. But if you find yourself thinking, “I could share Twitter and Facebook, but I wouldn’t want to link any of that to LinkedIn,” then just link the two of them.
But if you’ve thought about it, and you feel confident that you want your status updates to say the same thing at each site, it means you’re sharing with others at one privacy level and using one persona/voice across the board. It also means you’re the sort of user that syndicating services were built for. If this is the case, ping.fm away, my friend.
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If you have a wanderlust soul and is having the motto ‘the world is your oyster, go explore’, you are living the life of a fairy dream. Explore the world, until your passport runs out of pages. There’s no feel is better than satiating a sailing soul, by quenching the thirst of exploring new places. But due to various socio-political-economical issues, we have to halt while applying for a visa. It’s a long tedious process, which often leads to a rejection.
Looking at the increasing popularity of tourism sector, each and every nation is coming forward to make the visa application process smooth and hassle free. Few countries have even provided free visa entry or visa on arrival to the citizens of particular nations. Now the question arises, what is the difference between ‘visa on arrival’ and ‘visa-free entry’.
The difference is very clear. In ‘visa on arrival’, you need a visa to enter the premises of a country, but you can avail it from the airport you have arrived. In ‘visa-free entry’, you don’t require a visa to enter into another country.
Though visa on arrival seems an easy task, since you get in the port only after your arrival, but it has certain rules and regulations that you need to follow. Otherwise, you will be deported back to your homeland.
Port of entry
Before selecting an airport to land, it is better to find out whether the port provides immigration facility or not. Only particular ports provide immigration facility.
Carry your documents
You have to bring all the necessary documents with you, so that you can provide with all the necessary documents whenever required during the process of visa application on arrival. Visa on arrival doesn’t give you the liability to get the visa without proffering any documents. The documents must include:
• Current passport
• Passport photograph
• Flight tickets
• Proof of your identity and citizenship
• Bank statement, which must have sufficient balance to fund your trip
• Hotel bookings
Rules and regulations
Rules are not meant to be broken and so it is mandatory to abide by the rules and regulations. It is better to know the process of visa on arrival before, as it makes you sure that you are eligible to enter inside the country.
How much time does it take to get visa on arrival
It takes hardly 30 minutes to 4 hours, if you presented proper documents. So it is better to keep a gap between your arrival and next journey.
Cost-effective? Not always!
You can not avail a visa for free. You have to pay a minimum amount to obtain it. At times, it is more expensive than e-visa or stamped visa from your home country. So if you are already having a tight budget, better not to go for visa on arrival.
Visa on arrival though seems easy as it takes less time, but it is profitable for you in many cases if you consult with a visa consultant in Delhi.
Dubai is one of the best and truly an only ultra modern city in the world that offers so many varieties for everyone. The thing that makes Dubai Desert Safari so much popular is the diverse nature of the city that offers you so many good options while choosing a best thing to do in Dubai.
There are the numerous things in the Dubai that makes it so much special. Some of them are Burj Khalifa (world's tallest building), world’s finest restaurants chains, world class shopping malls, luxurious hotels, the Arabian Desert and Persian Gulf.
One of the most popular activities in the Dubai is Dubai Desert Safari, which is an adventurous driving fun activity that allows you to test your riding skills in the Arabian Desert. It is such a unique experience to drive 4x4 Land Cruisers on the random and irregular sandhills. The best thing about this trip is dune bashing that is an extreme fun to force the sand particles to fly in the air with the air pressure of your ride that generate because of the speed. Give it an attempt you will absolutely love it.
Every day thousands of people come to the Dubai in order to visit and watch the beauty of the city. A number of unique places and various fun activities make the Dubai most visited and most beautiful city in the world. Dubai Desert Safari is a unique city in the world because of the many things and its diverse nature gives an edge on the other cities of the world that allows every person so many options depending on their taste and likes, and makes it a true and only ultra-modern city in the world.
Well Dubai Desert Safari is always one of my popular activities to do in Dubai. It is an off-road trip where you can test your riding skills, but keeping in mind the precautionary and safety rules. The charm to drive 4x4 Land Cruisers on the random sand hills is just amazing and the pleasure of bashing the dunes and make them fly in the air is just out of this world. The jumpy and bumpy ride lets your body and mind to scream out of joy.
Every person likes may depend upon the mood and the way he/she looks that thing, which is commonly known as perspective. The difference in the perspective is quite common and it is one of the main reasons that someone don’t like what you like and vice versa. However, I’m quite sure that whoever visited the Dubai must know about the Dubai Desert Safari and absolutely likes it.
It is an adventurous driving fun activity that lets you to ride 4x4 Land Cruisers on the irregular and sand hills that will surely make you feel happy. The charm and pleasure to bash dunes and make them fly in the air with the air pressure of your ride is amazing and thrilling with Dubai Desert Safari.
The Dubai Desert Safari is a real jumpy and bumpy ride that will make your body alive and I bet you that you will scream out of joy while riding.
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Most of the people prefer a drink with a dinner. It is very common, when people gathered for the celebration, then people always prefer alcohol. There is a different range of alcohol available, but it would be good to have a drink which will be healthy and safe for the body. Thus the best option is the wine. Wine is the center of happiness; it relaxes the mind and brings the smile to faces. Here are top surprising health benefits of drinking wine and they are:
If you want to boost your immune system, then you can drink a glass of wine every day. One glass will be perfect to boost the immune system; the excessive consumption of alcohol can lead to the negative effects that will defeat the whole reason for drinking wine to boost the immune system. No other drink is better than wine, so if you want a healthy alcohol drink then go with a wine. If you want to give a gift to your dear one, then you can look for the online wine delivery option.
Heart disease is the very common problem among the people. So, in the battle against the heart disease, it will be always better to take all the precautions which are well worthy of it. Wine helps in reducing the risk of heart diseases. Red wine contained the procyanidins - phenols that will neutralize the free radicals, and it is effective in preventing the cardiovascular or heart diseases. If you want to reduce the risk of heart diseases, then prefer red wine.
It has proven that the drinkers wine has almost 30 percent less risk of having type 2 diabetes as compared to nondrinkers of wine. It is studied in the reputed university that drinking a wine (in a limited unit) will reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. If you want to be healthy and lower the risk of diabetes, then you must have to prefer the wine rather than any other drink.
If you consume the wine moderately then it will cuts the risk of colon cancer by 45 percent. Usually, people prefer red wine because it has the properties that will cut the risk of colon cancer. It is really surprising that consuming the wine will protect our body from major health diseases. If you are consuming any other alcoholic drink, then it will be better to replace it with wine.
If you are a regular alcoholic drinker, then you are impacting your negatively because alcohol affects a body a lot. If you are a wine drinker, then you will have a 34 percent lower mortality rate than any other drinkers like beer or spirits drinkers. The wine promotes longevity. So, if you want to give the best wishes to your beloved one who drinks wine, then you can buy gift online for him.
The regular drinker of alcohol will have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline. There are ingredients in wine that will promote better help. Moreover, the flavanols in wine protect the body’s cell that supports the healthy body vessels. And it has a psychological benefit that can improve the blood flow to the brain and can sharpen the mind. If you want to sharpen your mind, then stop drinking other alcoholic drink, instead of any other drink, you can prefer the wine because it has many health benefits.
These are the surprising health benefits if drinking wine. If you are thinking that wine will affect your body negatively, then do not worry, you can consume the wine, but in a limited quantity only because the excessive amount of anything will have a negative effect.
On one hand, the shifting to a new home makes you excited. On the other hand, moving to an unknown location sends butterflies in your stomach. Packing during your move is not restrained to your clothes. You have to take a step-by-step procedure in your packing when you are shifting your base. All the household items placed in every room need to pack and load in the moving truck. You make sure not a single thing is left out at your present residence. Although packing the entire house seems to be troublesome for everyone, there are certain steps you can follow when packing your rooms.
Are you thinking from which room you should start your packing? Here is the way out. Start from the decorative room, that is, the living room or sitting room. Talking about the living room, this is the place where most of your pricey objects are being placed for years together. Majority of your electronic items and delicate showpieces can be seen in the living room. Getting your living room packed is not a child's play. You need to have proper planning and careful consideration on each thing you are about to pack. From a cigarette ashtray to a TV set and stereos, all the items in the living room have to be packed in an effective manner. By use of the right approach, you can make the packing of your living room interesting. Do remember to fill your change of address request, the process is time taking but you can do it online also here is a step by step guide to filing us postal service change address online free, it is detailed with the image of each step. Have an overview of the article to know eight steps to pack the entire living room.
Make a list of items which are of no use. Having observed carefully, you will come across several items which will be unworthy to you. Collect the unwanted stuffs and pike them up at one place. Sorting out the unwanted items of your living room will give you an idea about the necessary items you have to pack in the boxes.
Do not rush into packing all the items at once. Keep all the glass wares and fragile items at once. Then, look for the items which are smaller in size and do not take much space. Keep a pile of books, small photo frames, files and small decorative art pieces in separate boxes. Organizing the items will make your packing work easy. Hence, it is recommended not to pack the household objects in the living room without any proper planning. Make your unpacking easier by labeling the boxes after you pack. Ensure to bubble wrap your breakable objects.
The valuable paintings which you once bought from a store cannot be allowed to mishandle by strangers and outsiders. The beautiful painting gifted to you by your near ones on a special occasion holds precious memories and cannot be thrown in a trash bin. Any art work has a sentimental touch and it requires a lot of attention during the time of packing. The fine artistic work and the intricate designs on the frame have its own unique importance. Hence, you should be very careful when you remove the picture frames and mirrors from the walls. Always place the picture frame and mirrors on a large sheet or newspaper by facing it downwards and bubble wrap the object to prevent any cracks. Each frame, small or large, should be wrapped and kept separately. If needed, seek professional help from packers to get the most delicate glass-based items rightly packed.
After you remove the chandeliers or lamps from the affixed point, you should be very careful while placing on to the floor. Make use of large, plain white paper to place the objects. Get a large size packing box and slowly unhook all the minute screws that are attached with the box and wrap the item with the help of the packing tape. Do not stack any other items above the box. Always, label it with colorful and bold alphabets.
Remove all the drawers and wrap them with papers. Keep aside the cushions, pillows and other accessories you use to deck up the look of your furniture items. Take large plastic covers, which are easily available from any movers, and wrap the chairs, sofas, coffee table, dining table and other furniture objects at your place. For additional protection, you can use moving blankets to safeguard the objects from any potential damage and scratches. Make sure, you remove glass doors, drawers and cabinets before wrapping up the furniture.
If you have large decorative pieces such as flower vase, antique clock, wall art pieces, a classy pen set, candle stand, brass statues, clay-based statues, sculptures and so on in your sitting room, you should get the boxes of appropriate size for the safety of your priceless goods. Keep in mind to choose the boxes which are a bit larger in size, so that your decorative pieces do not get tightly fitted in the box. Cover all the corners of the boxes with newspapers or clothes and place your items flat inside the box.
Who does not use curtains and drapes in the living room? The curtains enhance the appearance of the room. Unhook the screws of the curtain rods and place the rods one by one inside the box. During the transportation process, chances are the drapes and curtains can get crumpled. Hence, pack curtains and drapes in the wardrobe box which is accessible from any moving store. The wardrobe box will shield the curtains and drapes from getting wrinkled. Put the minute screws and rails either in a plastic or in a Ziploc bag. Alongside, put the large window pieces at the bottom of the wardrobe box. In case you fail to get a wardrobe box, you can fold the curtains in a careful manner and put them in a bureau drawer.
Any electronic items consist of delicate parts which need to be taken care of, especially at the time of handling the products. As you know that mishandling electronic goods can ruin the pricey electronics in no time. Therefore, you need to be very cautious when you pack the electronics. Before you start placing the electronic objects in the packing boxes, you should keep the manual book along with you. A manual book will provide you with necessary instructions you should follow while removing the parts of your electronic device. It is best to place your desired electronic product in the original packing box which was provided at the time of purchasing the device. If not, then you can use the packing boxes supplied to you by your packer and mover. As for large electronic items, it is advised to seek an expert help from a proficient mover. For other basic packing in regards to other electronic objects, have a quick glance over the points mentioned below.
Ask for assistance, if required during the packing the vital electronic items such as television and music system. Unplug the wires and place it in the individual box. Get hold of boxes which are tailor-made for large and heavy sized-items from your mover to pack the heavy television set. You can also use padding for extra protection. Depending on the type of music system, pack the electronic device part by part to stave off from any damage. Bear in mind to roll and pack the remotes and the reader’s manual book of both devices into the box.
Make use of padding to wrap the speakers of any electronic device. Take small speakers at first and wrap each speaker by using the method of anti-static bubble wrap. Place each of the wrapped material in the dish pack. Now, take large speakers and wrap each speaker once again by way of anti-static bubble wrap. Apply padding on the top of the wrapped material for safety purpose.
Pack CDs and DVDs with cardboard. Put them at the edge of a cushion box.
You do not have to worry about packing your living room any more. As the living room contains a maximum number of items compared with the items in other rooms, the packing task may seem to be lengthy and daunting. But, the right process of packing can save your time and energy. The aforementioned right steps will help you pack the stuffs of your living room with ease.
Gadgets have changed our lives and made it so much more convenient. Now you can talk to someone across the world with just a touch on your phone or capture a memory with a single click. But did you know about these gadgets that actually help you improve and manage your health without any effort-
1. Mobile breathalyzer- Ever been too worried about driving back home after you’ve had a little too much to drink? There are now devices available, like alcohoot, that use police grade technology to measure your blood alcohol level quickly and accurately.
2. Brain sensing headband- Yes, you read that right. These MUSE headbands measure your brain activity during workouts and meditation and transmit it to your smartphones.
3. Pain relief wand- The days of hot water bags are way behind us. The Instant Hot Or Cold Pain Relief Wand is a product that instantly heats or cool and gives you instant relief from pain.
4. Water purifiers- A portable water purifier wouldn't have crossed your mind, right? A reliable travel companion, the SteriPEN Ultra water purifier uses ultraviolet (UV) light to destroy 99.9% of all the harmful bacteria, organisms, and viruses that can exist in water.
5. Portable air monitors- Now you can know what you are breathing in seconds. Kaiterra’s portable air monitor, laser egg 2 is your ticket to a healthy life. It helps you in identifying the harmful pollutants present in the air around you and the best part is the product’s small size. Now you can know anytime whether the air around you is safe for breathing or not.
6. Glucometer- Wireless Smart Gluco-Monitoring System is a state-of-the-art, FDA approved glucometer that measures glucose levels in the blood and then displays them on your smartphone. In addition to the glucometer itself, the kit includes 10 testing strips, 10 lancets, control solution, a lancing device, and a carry bag.
7. Wireless blood pressure monitor- The Nokia BPM+ lets you measure your blood pressure with any hassle. The dedicated Health Mate app gives you instant color-coded feedback and professional recommendations and makes it easy to keep track of your measurements.
People who smile more are seen friendlier than those who don’t. They are also easy to approach and talk to. This is how perception works. And you know a beautiful smile is not possible unless our teeth are white and bright. The smile is a powerful asset we can use to our advantage in a great way. If you have stained, yellowish or discoloured teeth, will you expect people to smile back at you in the party or gathering? No, you should not as people generally avoid being friendly with those whose teeth are anything but white.
1. The colour of your teeth will affect your smile
You can smile your way into the hearts of people. Your smiling demeanour can help win friends galore, get your social standing up and make you feel confident. All this, however, is not possible when your smile is bad due to the colour of teeth. Having stained or discoloured teeth can never ensure a good smile and the earlier you know the better. When your smile is affected, it can seriously compromise your social charm and likeability. Worse still, the colour of your teeth may also decide the number of friends you’re going to have in future.
2. The colour of your teeth will affect your self-confidence
Confident people get recognized from the distance. From their walk to the way they talk, everything is always so distinct about them. Such persons command a magnetic personality and naturally, attract attention. You too can feel confident at all times of your smile is great and your breath is refreshing. However, stained teeth can never make you feel confident as people will ignore you and this can dent your self-esteem in a big way.
3. The colour of your teeth will affect your overall appearance
When your teeth are white and bright, you smile the heart out. You don’t need reasons to smile. This shows in the way you talk and conduct yourself. You’re always smiling, conversing with the people without any hesitation and winning hearts. Conversely, when your teeth are stained or yellowish, you smile less, or you don’t smile at all thinking it might bring an embarrassment of the sort. Naturally, this can affect your overall appearance and your personality will take a hit for sure. So, it makes sense to consult the dentist and benefit from a whitening treatment to be at your confident self.
4. The colour of your teeth might indicate poor health
Poor oral care is not always the reason for stained or yellowish teeth. In some cases, this may also be due to some underlying health or medical concerns you may have. And when you’re not healthy, how can you expect to look beautiful in the true sense? It’s therefore important to get yourself regularly checked at the dentist to know the causes behind the bad colour of your teeth so that timely measure can be taken for help.
5. The colour of your teeth will lessen professional prospects
There are many jobs that require you to converse with the people, be friendly with them, talk to them non-stop and help the organization grow. That’s why companies hire professionals based on their overall physical appearance and look to achieve their goals and excel in the market. If the colour of your teeth is anything but white and bright, this will definitely erode your chances in the professional world. So, it always makes sense to keep the teeth whitened and brightened at a top nearby dental clinic to do well professionally.
Hospitals in the modern era have embraced technology in the provision of their products and services. Creating a conducive and comfortable environment for all medical workers and patients has been an agenda for many private hospital owners. Embracing glass boards for hospitals is one of the primary strategies that have been identified as helping the professionals in creating an environment where they can execute their daily duties. Glass boards for hospitals can be utilized in many areas depending o the capabilities of the hospital management. It requires creativity so that the clear glass boards are well installed and maintained. The glass boards for hospitals may have a high initial cost, but their maintenance is low compared to the conventional wooden whiteboards.
Also, cleaning the glass surfaces of the clear glass board is easy since it does not wear out easily like the traditional wooden boards. When buying the glass boards for hospitals, the involved stakeholders ought to check for the quality of the glass to ensure that it will be durable for a long time and Fab Glass and Mirror is the best online store. If you are wondering how glass boards for hospitals can be used in modern hospitals, read on to find out more.
Being admitted to the hospital can be an uncomfortable ordeal for many people. The environment can make you unable to do things for yourself including talking to the physicians responsible for treating you. In most hospitals, doctors or nurses are required to take a patient’s symptoms and report on how they are feeling. Interviewing the patient every morning on the same thing could be monotonous and tiring. To avoid this and create a comfortable environment for them, a clear glass board can be installed in the patient rooms. The patients would then be required to record how they feel very morning without undergoing an interview. Following this routine, the patient can get used to it and help the nurses and doctors to quickly check on their progress. If you are considering adding glass boards for hospitals, consider adding them to the patient rooms which will also improve the efficiency of the doctors.
Maternity wards are filled with mothers and their children. Nurses taking care of them are required to have recorded details of each of the patients. This could be tasking if you are in a maternity ward with too many patients. It is essential to add glass boards for a hospital in the maternity wards so that you can use them to display the details of the patients. The names of the patients, their infants, and any medical detail can be recorded on the clear glass board. For convenience, it would be best to install a glass board for hospitals in every maternity ward room. Additional information that could be included in the clear glass boards includes the maternity care teams and the feeding schedules.
Young children are intrigued by the different display of colors and graphics characters on boards. In most modern hospitals, they utilize clear glass boards to make an exciting environment for children. Attractive lights are added on the clear glass boards which make children feel more comfortable. Also, cartoon characters may be added on the boards to ensure that children feel more at home than in a hospital. It is a strategy that has been known to be effective when attending to children. If you have a pediatric section in your hospital, you could consider introducing glass boards for hospitals and add attractive lighting with modern cartoon characters on them.
Conducting surgery within a hospital requires that several medical professionals be involved. Communication within the surgery room can be challenging if you are busy working on an emergency operation. Most hospitals today have installed clear glass boards in surgery rooms to be used for instructional purposes. The instructions about the operation can be written on the clear glass boards without the risk of contaminating the environment. Also, information about the patient being operated n can be written on the clear glass boards. Compared to the traditional whiteboards, the glass boards for hospitals are more preferred due to their ease of leaning which reduces the risk of infection within surgical rooms. Adding the clear glass board in the surgical room in your hospital will add some elegance and improve efficiency in the long run.
Patients in the waiting rooms may need o to have access to essential information about the medical teams on duty, their availability, working hours among other factors. The glass boards for hospitals may be mounted in the waiting rooms where such information is written. This makes the patients prepared before they meet the doctors in charge. They are more comfortable knowing the doctors to expect in the diagnosis rooms.
I’ve been enjoying the fantastic weather and juggling writing with being a Butlin’s Redcoat for my own kids on holiday from school, and it got me thinking about the way I communicate with my kids.
Communication can dry up during adolescence which is why people identify so much with Harry Enfield’s Kevin and Perry characters and that’s why the teenage stage has often been called the “grunt stage” but communication is a two-way process. It’s what we want and think, and what our teenagers want and think. Most of us are great at talking but less good at listening and understanding and we often only half listen to our kids.
Here are some classic ways to switch off your teenager:
Asking too many questions
“Why did you say that?” “What did you say?”
“Do your homework right now and don’t argue”
“You should know better at your age”
“How could you be so stupid?”
“I’m so sorry for you, you poor thing”
Rescuing – doing it for them
“Alright, I’ll do your homework for you so you don’t get into trouble”
Jumping to conclusions
“Late again! I suppose you’ve been up to no good getting back at this hour!”
Threatening and shouting
“If you don’t shape up you’re grounded for a week”
Always knowing best
“I told you that would happen, didn’t I!”
Most of us find ourselves lecturing, ordering and jumping to conclusions or even threatening our teenagers but if we always presume the worst and speak to our kids like this we block communication.
And, effective communication is the oil that lubricates a good family and builds a lasting relationship between teenagers and their parents.
Here are some Positive Parent Tips for good communication:
It’s worth remembering that most teenagers don’t like face to face chats. So it’s easier if you are doing something else at the time like emptying the dishwasher, driving them to a football practise or peeling the potatoes.
Often they like to talk when you’ve just settled down with a cup of coffee to watch your favourite TV programme or just climbed into bed exhausted or just run a lovely hot bath, but these can be the “Golden Moments” – the deep and meaningful chats – the ones that connect you to your kids and help bridge the gap of empathy.
So, go with the flow and keep remembering the bigger picture to your parenting – bringing up the happy, confident, well-balanced teenager; tomorrow’s adult – tomorrow’s parent.
Learn, laugh and enjoy the adventure!
Sue Atkins is an internationally recognised Parenting Expert, Broadcaster, Speaker and Author of the Amazon best-selling books “Parenting Made Easy – How to Raise Happy Children” & “Raising Happy Children for Dummies" one in the famous black and yellow series as well as author of the highly acclaimed Parenting Made Easy CDs & MP3s.
Sue offers practical guidance for bringing up happy, confident, resilient children from toddler to teen.
She specialises in supporting families through divorce & has created a series of Divorce Cards to help start the difficult conversations about the changes that families face when they are going through divorce. These simple cards help children and parents explore, express and prepare for the changes and challenges ahead.
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The fact is that the surrounding environment can affect directly your mood. Therefore, you need to arrange your work environment in the right way. This is also really important in your home. If your rooms are not clean, you will feel uncomfortable. For examples, you will get discomfort when items in your homes are put randomly. So, it’s important to keep all the rooms clean. One of the most effective personal choices is decorating. Think about plants. They can be able to clean our air. Sure, you will feel more comfortable as well as relax if your living room is decorated with indoor plants. Keep reading this article to learn how to decorate your living rooms with indoor plants.
Make a plant corner
Avoid placing too many houseplants around your home because your living space may be crowded by them. If you want to decorate with multiple plants, you should arrange your plants on the windowsills, plant stands, or shelves. It’s best to choose plants with many different shapes, sizes, as well as colors to create the corner contrast. You need a theme for all plants to make them an organization. Even, you can also create some different corners for plants inside your house. You can consider placing ones in every room.
Use them as bookends on your empty shelves
If your bookshelves are empty, you can use them to fill with plants. There are many great small houseplants to choose from such as jade plants, English ivy, Boston ferns, and pothos. They are great selections for your bookends. If there are no empty bookshelves, it’s a good idea to place your plants in floating shelves in your bedroom, bathroom, or others. Then, you will get a pop of color from the plants.
Place your houseplant on a room divider
You can look for a narrow table to hold your plants on. This can help to make your rooms look fuller, especially for a large room. There are many bright houseplants for you such as lipstick plants, flowering maples, or anthuriums. All of them can give you a colorful centerpiece. Also, you can consider placing your plants on a bench for a smaller room.
Place them above cabinets
This is really a good solution if you want to make use of space. So, you can fill your living room or kitchen with foliage. In order to draw your eye to the colour, you can put a houseplant high up. Also, this way is to make use of empty space in your house.
Fill a plant caddy with large plants
This way is for convenience. You know, it’s hard to carry large plants. So, you can put your pot on wheels. Then, you can easily move it around. If your plants need more light, it’s best to place them near your sunny window. Plant caddies are found at many garden centers. Also, you can easily buy them at plant nurseries.
Place your plants near the wall
This can help to highlight your paintings as well as photos. You may not know placing your plants near the wall can be able to embellish nearby decorative objects. For a subtler effect, you can put your plan on a chair.
Choose a spiky potted plant
If you are looking for ones that can help to make your room seem to be taller, consider choosing a spiky potted plant. This is a good idea, especially for those who have a small room. In addition, this plant can be able to create contrast when you put them near rounder plants. There are some common houseplant varieties such as aloe vera, spider plants, cast-iron plants, sansevierias, dragon trees, or air plants. You can also consider placing a fiddle if there are high ceilings in your house.
Decorating your house with flowers is a great idea. Indeed, this can give your home plenty of beauty and color. They are great to create a soft atmosphere in your environment. However, it’s important to choose flowers that are suitable for the color scheme of your home. There are some common indoor flowering plants such as purple leaf shamrocks, begonias, geraniums, orchids, and peace lilies. Furthermore, flowers are a good choice to improve the air circulation in your room. For fresh flowers, you can keep them in your house a week or so. This depends on different kinds of flowers.
Choose a large houseplant
If you want to fill your space, let’s take consideration on choosing a large houseplant. You can fill space with a big houseplant. Moreover, it can also make your rooms seem to be taller. Furthermore, you can also give your house a natural point in this way. There are some common large houseplants you can consider such as umbrella trees, bamboo plants, desert roses, Yuccas, ficus, palms, jade plants, or philodendrons. They can be able to grow well in your house.
They are great choices for your house. Actually, these plants are smaller. They require less water than some other houseplants. There are some common choices for you when it comes to indoor succulents such as roseums, zebra plants, burro's tails, as well as the crown of thorns.
Grow herbs inside
This is to make a practical decoration. It’s easy to take care of potted herbs. They are small. Also, you can use them for cooking. Plus, these plants can be able to keep your space smelling good. There are various choices for you, including mint, chives, winter savory, horehound, basil, and thyme.
Those are essential ways to decorate your house with indoor plants. If you follow these tips, you can light up your living environment. With a clean house with plants, you will feel comfortable, relaxed, as well as confident. Moreover, adding your house with indoor plants can also help to add luxury to the house. In addition to your living room, you can also decorate your work area, your bedroom, or even kitchen with indoor plants.
Hookworm is discovered round the world, significantly in tropical zones. The worldwide predominance of hookworm is a lot of outstanding than the past gauge of just about five hundred million, thus during this manner, its impact to the human well being ought to not be unnoticed.
This causes infestation. It happens round the world, significantly in japanese Europe and West Africa. The female worms ar up to 3-4 X zero.6mm; the grown-up male worms ar up to one.5 X 0.04mm. The incysted hatchlings (1mm) ar sheathed in an exceedingly stringy blister divider. it's restricted within the little canal (grown-up worms) and striated muscles (hatchlings). Any heat full-blood creature (rodent, bear, fox) are often tainted, but pigs ar the foremost imperative stores of human infection. The infective part of the Trichinella spirals is that the animate being. it's transmitted through the wholesome (eating crude or underneath saute meat, typically pork, containing hatch lings pathology within the muscle) course.
The hatch-lings encyst and become grown-ups within the little system of host. Male worms kick the bucket when preparation, feminine worms lay hatch lings. they're discharged and distributed by suggests that of the cardiovascular system to striated muscles (stomach, tongue). Hatch-lings encyst within the muscles within sinewy instrumentation and might keep affordable for quite an whereas. folks ar end-organize has, on the grounds that the contaminated substance isn’t eaten by completely different creatures.
Clinical indications ar as per the following: initially movability of the bowels, abdomen torment took when by one when a pair of weeks by fever, muscle torment, periorbital puffiness and symptom. Passing, that is unusual, is for the foremost half attributable to symptom heart disappointment or metastasis loss of motion.
Lab finding includes muscle take a look at|diagnostic assay} which might uncover hatchlings within striated muscle; serological test (end up positive three weeks when disease). Treatment incorporates hostile to parasitic medications, as an example, helminthic, Albendazole, Fenbendazole, prednisone, contingent upon what the specialist endorses. dodging is finished by licitly preparation pork and by encouraging pigs simply with saute refuse: pork investigation in butcher homes utilizing a trichinoscope.
Ancylostoma Duodenale and Necator Americanus (hookworms):
They cause ancylostomiasis (snare worm disease). health problem happens essentially in children and development specialists United Nations agency ar bestowed to contaminated soil.
Grown-up worms ar 1cm long; Eggs ar semitransparent, oval with limit posts, 40-60 micrometer in estimate. The rhabditiform young is around zero.25-0.5 micrometer with rhabditiform throat (1/3 body length), pointed last part; the filariform hatchlings is around zero.6-0.7 micrometer with tube formed throat (1/4 body length), forcefully pointed tail. Its host is that the people; methodology of transmission is by infiltration of the skin by filariform young. Its infective stage is that the filariform young.
Filariform hatchlings enter the skin, for the foremost a part of feet or legs when introduction to contaminated soil. they're sent by the blood to the lungs, relocate into the alveoli and up the bronchi and trachea, and at that time ar gulped. Hatchlings kind into grown-ups within the little canal, connect with the divider with either cutting plates (Necator) or teeth (Ancylostoma). They feast upon blood, up to 0.1-0.3ml for each worm are often lost a day. Juvenile eggs come in the dung around a pair of months when unwellness. The eggs kind into rhabditiform hatchlings and later on into filariform hatchlings (infective stage) in heat, wet soil.
Its clinical manifestations ar as follows:
Intrusive stage (the hatchlings enter the skin); eczema and tingling (‘ground tingling’).
Movement organize: respiratory disorder with esosinophilia
Intestinal stage: iron deficiency, movability of the bowels, abdomen torment, and illness.
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The festive season has started and soon it’s going to be chillier than ever and moving out would be a problem but the temptation for a rocking Christmas season would definitely make you ignore the chilly weather and have a blast out.
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These are just a few scan up the store and you won’t be dismayed on the selection and the pricing of each of these. So get started and load all you want to your cart after all you don’t want to catch a cold and fall sick during Christmas do you?
Have you ever fond of that golden thick liquid produced by thousands of bees using enzyme and flowers’ nectar called honey? Do you use it as an alternative sweetener for sugar in your tea, juice or even use this as a filling on your bread and biscuits? If so, Manuka honey can be your newest favoriteto store in your pantry among different types of honey available in the store.
This kind of honey does not just taste better but it is also packed with nutrients that are good for your body. It is loaded with health benefits because of its Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) content and a good remedy for wound, sore throat, bad breath and other gastrointestinal diseases. So, if you are not yet familiar with manuka, this article will provide you practical information about this nutritious sweetener.
Manuka honey is a monofloral honey which was first originated in New Zealand and used as an alternative medicine. This type of honey is being produced by thousands of European bees from the nectar of Leptospermum scoparium commonly known as Manuka tree which grows onlyin New Zealand and southeastern Australia. Since bees only pollinate and get the nectar from one plant species only, it has a distinctive and strong flavor—a combination of sweet, aroma, and slightly bitter flavor. Its color is darker and more intense that those regular honey.
It contains methylglyoxal(MG), dihydroxyacetone (DHA) and hydrogen peroxide. MG is an organic compound and active ingredient for anti-bacterial, DHA is a carbohydrates used for anti-aging products while hydrogen peroxide is an antibiotic compound. It makes Manuka honey good for curing inflammation and wound cleansing.
As stated above, Manuka honey is a monofloral type of honey. European bees only pollinate in the flowers of Manuka tree unlike for the raw honey wherein the bees can get nectar from different flowers around them. Both are pure form of honey but Manuka honey undergoes creaming process after it is extracted from hive. Raw honey is extracted even without adding heat that is why, sometimes when you buy regular honey from the market, there are pieces of pollen mixed in the syrup.
Also, as compared to other kinds of honey, manuka honey has a unique content of methylglyoxal (MG). Although, both has anti-microbial properties, manuka possesses a much stronger anti-microbial activity than to raw honey.
Because of the buzz of Manuka honey, it increases its sale in the market over the years. A lot of people are willing to purchase this superfood even though it is a bit pricy as compared to regular honey. As a result, it makes more susceptible to adulteration.
So, before you buy (whether in the market or online), it is a must to check the label to know if the product really comes from the New Zealand. Remember that Manuka honey can only be harvested in New Zealand because the Manuka tree only grows in this place. Look for the abbreviation UMF and certified MG content. If these two are missing, the chance that the Manuka honey you are going to buy is fake is relatively high.
If you order from the manufacturer, do business only in the trusted New Zealand brand. It makes you worry less because the honey undergoes to careful creaming process which conducted in the clean, safe and specialized facilities. Moreover, check also the consistency and color of the manuka honey being sold to you. It should be darker and bronzer while its texture should be more crystalized due to the heat temperature during its creaming process. A reputable brand would be Comvita Manuka Honey. They are a publicly listed company specializing in Manuka honey.
This gold elixir provides you with numerous health benefits. Get ready to be amazed because it can magically change the quality of your life even after one month of intake.
Are you tired of your pimples, acne and eczema? Have you tried different beauty products yet you cannot get rid of them? Maybe, it is about time to use natural tonic to achieve your dream flawless and vibrant skin. Manuka honey has antimicrobial, antibacterial and healing properties that help you eliminate those dirt and bacteria hiding in your clogged pores.
Wash your face with lukewarm water to open the pores and apply the Manuka honey on your face. Leave it for 3-5 minutes. Then, wash it off with soap (to remove the sweet flavor) and rinse it with cold water to close the pores. Do this every night before you sleep for the best result.
Traditionally, honey has been used as a remedy for cough with some slices of lemons on it. But Manuka is more effective due to its advanced antimicrobial, antibiotics, and anti-inflammation properties. When you put some of it in a cup of hot water, it soothes your throat which lessen the irritation and discomfort because of some bacteria lining on your gullet. So, before your cough and sore throat get complicated that would cause you other painful inflammation of the tonsils, get yourself treated by taking a teaspoon of Manuka honey 2-3 times a day. Apart from that, it can also treat wound and burn because it is rich in antioxidant and antibacterial properties.
Manuka honey promotes oral health. Just like toothpaste, it can give you fresh breath because of the antimicrobial characteristic as well as the minerals important for building strong teeth such as phosphorus, zinc and calcium. Though, it is sweet, unlike those sweet treats, it has the ability to fight against plaque and other bacteria that damages your teeth and gives you bad breath. It can also keep your gum healthy which prevents you from having gingivitis—an inflammation of the gum.
Are you suffering from hair loss or other scalp problems like dandruff? Buy yourself a Manuka honey instead of trying different brands of shampoo to treat control hair loss and dandruff. Usually, when you are vitamins and minerals deficient, it is common that you experience premature thinning of hair. However, dandruff can also be a contributing factor why you lose a great amount of hair. When your scalp is undernourished, it would cause you scalp dryness thus killing your healthy skin.
With the help of Manuka honey, it can rejuvenate your hair follicles and nourish your scalp. It has antimicrobial and anti-fungal content, as well as it is packed with minerals such as B vitamins and amino acids that can keep your scalp hydrated. Aside from that, Manuka honey helps you achieve a smoother, shinier and more glowing hair.
If your stomach always hurt, maybe you have mild gastrointestinal and digestive problem. To prevent that from getting worse, treat yourself as soon as possible by taking Manuka honey. The anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory content of Manuka enabling you to be free of any stomach-related diseases and conditions such as abdominal pain, lose bowel movement, constipation, ulcer, and diarrhea.
Manuka honey provides incredible benefits not only those mentioned above making it extra unique than those raw and regular types of honey you can buy in the market. Generally, it is safe to consume even by kids (do not give this to babies under one year old). However, please consult your doctor if you are allergic to bees or honey and diagnosed with diabetes if it is okay for you. If yes, choose manuka whenever you buy honey. Just do check the label, consistency and color of the honey you are going to buy to know if it is real. Another good thing to remember about this honey is that it is specially made for you by those industrious bees pollinating in manuka tree—a type of tree which can only be found in New Zealand.
Co-founder and Head of Marketing for HoneyCity. Henry's passion is building e-commerce businesses that create value for the society. Through his interactions with people around him, he realizes that there is a lack in understanding of how to improve health through food and that idea gave birth to HoneyCity. In his free time, he enjoys watching a movie or reading a book.
Travel has always fascinated you from your early days. You decided to not only travel but also establish your own travel business. Business travel was just a liberty a few years ago but it has turned into a necessity with the trend of globalization sweeping across the business world.
Even though advancement in technology has helped small to mid-size businesses to save money on business travel by offering them other communication channels but nothing can come close let alone replace the value of face to face interaction and large-scale enterprises knows this very well. This is why they tend to spend thousands of dollars on every business trip.
The question is that how can small to the mid-size organization who are strapped on cash or have a small travel budget can reap the benefits of face to face meetings without putting a big dent in their bank account. Then there are hurdles that make business travel stressful such as delayed or canceled flights, fear of losing your luggage or waiting in long queues at the airport security check.
In this article, you will learn about things that you should remember to resolve all the issues.
1. Be Prepared
You spend hundreds and thousands of dollars on a business trip and make handshakes, meet people but went away without making long term relationship with them. There is nothing worse than that. If you are on a business trip, make sure you make the most of it. Be prepared for all the meetings, presentations and conferences well in advance. Focus on growing your network and use your business trip as an opportunity to promote your brand and products to a different audience.
Keep the samples, business card and other materials ready that you want to share. Whether you have digital and hard copies of your business card with you, share with every new person you meet. The more prepared you are, the better results you can extract from your business trip. You don’t want to be coming to a business meeting with little or no preparation as it could land you in hot waters and conveys a negative image of your business to key stakeholders. Even if they are interested in signing a business deal with you, they will change that mind after a poor presentation and slipups during meetings. Even you are planning to spend a day for leisurely activities, hire a yacht rental in Dubai in advance.
2. Lend Your Ears
Always listen more than you speak because God has given you two ears and one tongue. Many people might have told you this before, but I can bet that you have ever taken this advice seriously. Pay attention to what other stakeholders are saying especially when you are on a business trip or trying to grow your network. The main reason why you are traveling for the corporate purpose is that you want to make new connections.
For this, you will have to show interest in what others are saying. Ask questions whenever you don’t understand something. What’s more is that listen actively does not cost you anything but also enables you to make an impact. This will make other parties believe that you are showing a keen interest in what they are saying.
3. Stay Focused on Your Purpose
Most business travelers believe that they are pre-occupied with meetings, presentations, and conference so much so that they could never lose focus and sight of the big picture. Contrary to their beliefs, things are a lot different. You can easily lose your way while traveling for business purposes without realizing it. Even if you are on a business trip, make sure that you stay focus on the primary, secondary and tertiary goals. It could anything from making new connections to meet with clients and other stakeholders, discuss future plans for your business or how to expand your business to different regions of the world.
4. Use Corporate Credit Cards
Last but certainly not the least is to carry around corporate credit cards. Make purchases using these cards and it will help you avail discounts as well as help you collect reward points that you can use in future. Similarly, you can collect air miles, which could entitle you to enjoy a free flight back home especially, if you have collected enough air miles already. Do carry some cash as well as it will come in handy if you are in a remote location where credit cards are not accepted. Do desert safari booking with a credit card and you might get a surprise discount.
What is the most important thing you remember when going on a business trip? Feel free to share it with us in the comments section below.
Are you the types who don’t wish to spend much on your vacation and still want to enjoy the holiday to the best, soaking up what all the place has to offer? Well, if yes, then the list is surely going to help you. Come, take a look:
The “Yoga Capital of World” is also one of the favourite hippie spots and one place which can be explored even when you are travelling on a tight budget. Situated just about 250 km from Delhi, Rishikesh is well-connected via train and road including the state transport and private buses. In case, you are planning to travel by train to this holy city, it would be a good idea to check for IRCTC seat availability with fare and timings across different trains for a hassle-free experience.
Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh
If you live in the capital city or around it and looking for a nice vacation place where you don’t have to shell out much, then Mcleodganj would be one of the best bets. While the hotel tariffs can between INR 300 to 400 per day if you wish to stay at Dharamkot or Naddi, you can also explore the town without spending much. Some of the famous attractions of this pretty hill resort are Dal Lake, Tibet Museum, St. John in the Wilderness and the Cricket Stadium at Dharamsala among others. When here, don’t forget to indulge in some yummy local dishes for that complete experience.
Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
Situated just about 80km from Trivandrum, Kanyakumari is a place which offers that much needed quietude and solitude from the chaotic city life. The most famous attraction of Kanyakumari is the Vivekananda Rock Memorial which attracts loads of tourists every day. With a number of good budget accommodation options, ranging from INR 800 per day and easy accessibility from Trivandrum via road and rail, the city is definitely one of the best choices if you are planning for a budget holiday. In case, you wish to take a train journey, it would be a goodbidea to check details train berth availability and seat availability prior to your bookings.
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
The holy city of Varanasi is another good option for budget travellers and that explains why it is one of the most favourite destinations for backpackers. There is a lot to explore and learn when you are here. For instance, you can take a lesson or two in meditation, Indian classical music or yoga- the choice is yours. Food, stay and transportation costs in Varanasi are very cheap and you can get a hotel room at INR 300 per day and the city is also well-connected via road and rail to almost all major cities in India. If you are planning to take a Delhi-Varanasi train, we suggest you to check with Indian Railways Enquiry for relevant details.
So, what are you thinking now? Plan your bags and happy travel.
The 7th wonder of the world, Taj Mahal, presents not only the archaeological masterpiece but also the symbol of love. The true love of a Sheshansh for his Begam has crossed borders to attract millions of visitors from around the world every year. Planning an Indian heritage tour is incomplete if you skip visiting the Taj. It is simply not a mausoleum, excellent work engraved in its body and the area surrounding it makes it one of a kind.
There are lot of facts and rumours associated with the building phase of this love mausoleum. The then emperor, Shahjahan, was very possessive regarding his wife’s mausoleum. So, after the completion of this astonishing structure he had ordered to cut the hands of 20,000 workers ensuring that they would not be able to build another of the kind.
The Taj does not consider only the Mahal. The brilliant piece is surrounded by amazing places that one should not miss to see and explore. If you are an outsider, hiring a Taj Mahal tour operator will be of greatest help. They have a huge stock of unknown facts and rumors encircled with the mausoleum. These titbits are very interesting and gives you an idea of the then Indian lifestyle and culture of the country.
Agra Fort - UNESCO has credited Agra Fort as a World Heritage Site. The fort was the residence of the then Mughal emperors. Since it is located only 2.5 km away from Taj Mahal, one can get a nice view of the love mausoleum from the fort. The red sandstone fort is more likely a walled city. There are lots of fascinating things inside that you will love to watch. There are mesmerizing rooms, pearl mosque, gem mosque, peacock throne, room of mirrors, bathing bowl and many more.
Baby Taj - The mausoleum is a definite place to visit. The tomb is the exclusive piece of Mughal architecture but it hold a significant difference. It is much different from the period of Humayun’s and Akbar’s Mughal architectural type. The structure is very similar to Taj Mahal. It was built by Noor Jahan, wife of Jahangir, and is often referred to as Baby Taj. River Yamuna flows near the mausoleum. Though most of the carved works are damaged due to environmental factors but it is very famous for marble lattice screen.
Mehtab Bagh - Moonlight Garden is one of the most romantic place. Taj Mahal on one side and river Yamuna on the other make the garden a dream paradise. It gives postcard perfect views suitable for a perfect click. Due to its ambience speciality, the location is popular among couples and families. People start to gather across the lawn as the sun starts to set. As per legends, Shahjahan wanted to build his mausoleum of black marble to mirror the Taj Mahal. But his son, Emperor Aurangzeb, ended up throwing him in prison.
The Taj Walk - Enjoy a walk in the Taj Protected Forest, which is located just before reaching the East Gate. The walk is a mix of paved paths and dirt trails. You can also spot peacocks roaming wild. The crowning jewel of the park being the free views of the Taj Mahal! There are a few benches placed across the grounds and every once in a while you’ll come across unexpected hills that presents dazzling views of the Taj in the sunlight. As the park is located at the eastern side of Taj, you get the best views in the morning when the sunlight hits the mausoleum. Afternoon view will not be that bad, but the Taj will be backlit – something to keep in mind if you want to click some amazing photos.
In general, majority of the tourists visit Agra to primarily see Taj Mahal, the 7th wonder of the world. Taj Mahal welcomes more than millions of tourists every year. So, keeping a pace when visiting to this amazing place is not that easy. You need to prepare yourself to make the visit truly memorable.
1) Get a brief idea regarding the place by reading various booklets. This will give you a rough idea regarding what to see and explore in Taj Mahal.
2) The place opens at 6AM for the visitors. Enter through the east gate to watch and feel the purity of true love when the sun rays kisses the marble stones of the mausoleum.
3) There are different entry gates. The nationals shall pay Rs. 20 per person and foreigners shall pay Rs. 750 per person.
4) Make sure your tummy is full during your visit to the place. Nobody is allowed to bring snacks or food inside the campus.
5) The place is no doubt always beautiful at any season. But, for your convenience, it is better to choose winters as Agra gets hotter in summers.
6) West side of Taj Mahal can create interesting photo frames. Be patient to take some really great snaps as Taj is always crowded with visitors.
7) Lastly, you must go for a full moon night tour. Taj Mahal was constructed with pristine translucent marbles. When you are inside Taj you can actually see the shimmer of the moonlight due to the marbles.
Agra the abode of love has a lot of amazing things to explore and experience. The city preserves the tales of Indian history. It has its own charming essence that attracted Indian emperors to make it their capital, including Mughals. Their presence had left vibrant marks in the form of unique architecture, culture, taste and preference. Agra tour cannot be completed within a day. If you are planning a visit for a day then it is suggested you must not. The river Yamuna flowing beside adds the remaining tinch of serenity to the city’s beauty. Visiting and exploring it will definitely make a lifetime experience.
A wedding anniversary is the only celebration that a couple truly shares between the two of them. Anniversaries should be celebrated because they mark every milestone the couple makes in their journey of married life. With divorce being not too uncommon these days, anniversaries confirm the couple’s strength and commitment in keeping their relationship. It is a usual practice to give your partner wedding anniversary gifts. If you are a wife in need of ideas, anniversary gifts for men can be hard to choose.
Men are essentially harder to shop for than women. The stuff they want are usually too common or too expensive. But there is no need to fret. In this article, we have made a list of the best anniversary gifts for men. Remembering that no one knows your husband better than you do will give you the confidence that you will find great anniversary gifts for him. To be inspired about the prospect of looking for wedding anniversary gifts for him, just think about the way he makes you feel and the wonderful things you love about him. We especially dedicated this list to wives who need anniversary gifts for men so we are sure it will be of help to you.
Gifts can either be traditional or modern. For example, traditional first anniversary gifts for men are paper, while the modern way is giving a watch. It doesn’t matter if you go the traditional or modern way; your anniversary should be about the both of you and your relationship. Over the past years, your anniversary gifts for him will be the expression of your love and will serve as a memoir of the years you have spent together.
Gadgets As Gift Anniversaries For Men
At this age of modern technology, gadgets have become a necessity. Men, both young and old, all have their preference of toys. A gadget like a smart tablet, a new laptop or bluetooth audio speakers are all good anniversary gifts for him. Another option would be an LCD TV, which you can use to watch your favorite movies and TV programs, especially on your date nights. Almost everyone seems to be crazy about the latest iPad or iPhone so that will be a great anniversary gift for men, too. If your husband is a music lover, anniversary gifts for him include a playlist of his favorite tunes in a new iPod or a good-quality audio system fitted in your living room. These are just a few of your options, and there are other gadgets you can choose from as men’s anniversary gifts.
Romantic Anniversary Gift Ideas For Husbands
Are you familiar with the quote “The best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach?” You could use that as an inspiration to have ideas on what to give your husband on your anniversary.
Probably the easiest would be a romantic candle-lit dinner for the two of you. You can have it in your home so you won’t have to spend too much. If you prepare the meal yourself, it would be even more meaningful. Cook his favorite dishes ahead of time and surprise him when he comes home. You can also prepare the meal together as a form of bonding. Make sure to pair your meal with a nice dessert and a good bottle of wine. If cooking isn’t your liking, giving a box of chocolates and other gourmet food as anniversary gifts for him would be romantic too. Chocolates not only have good health benefits but are also proven aphrodisiac.
On a grander scale, nothing would beat a romantic vacation for the two of you. It is undoubtedly on top of the list for the best romantic gifts for wife.
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Traditional Anniversary Gifts
If you want to be more conservative in your gifts, there are certain things that are considered traditional anniversary gifts. On your fist anniversary, traditional anniversary gifts for him would be anything made of paper. It can be personalized notepad or journal. You can also write him a poem, a love letter or a love song. Another idea would be to quote a line from your favorite love verse and write on a stationary. For second anniversaries, gifts made out of cotton is traditional. For example, you can give cotton shirts or shorts. It is up to you if you want the fancy brands or the simple ones. You can also buy him a pillow so he won’t miss you too much when you’re away. Whatever anniversary you’re celebrating, you can always find something romantic, sentimental or extravagant traditional anniversary gifts.
Giving Something That Was Lost
There might be a chance that the gift you have given him in the past has been broken or lost. If this is the case, you can buy him exactly the same one as anniversary gifts for him this year. It is a thoughtful thing to do and will mean he is more important to you than any material possession in the world.
Custom-Made Anniversary Gifts
Nothing spells special more than personalized anniversary gifts for him. There are tons of options to choose from. Personalized anniversary gift ideas for men range from the simplest things such as mugs, handkerchiefs and photo frames to the more luxurious ones like jewelry, mother of pearl cufflinks and watches. You can personalize just about anything and everything so this is a very convenient anniversary gift idea.
Home-Made Treats For Your Husband
There is no need to worry if you have a tight budget for your anniversary gift. What would make your anniversary and your gift special will be the effort and thought you have given it. You can bake your husband his favorite cakes and pastries and that would be sweet anniversary gifts for him. You can also make a hamper with all his favorite things inside like Blu-Ray copies of his favorite movies.
As a wife, what matters most is the dedication and love you give your husband all through the years of your union.
If one was to find people who are still at school and to ask them what they want out of life, a number of them may say that they want to be happy. And even if someone as to say that they want to do well in a certain career, it could still be because this can be seen as something that will lead to the same outcome.
Along with this, one is also likely to find that people who are lot older have the same desire. If this is not the case, it can be a sign that they are already happy, and this is then not going to be something they desire.
Even so, if one was to go and find these people at another point in time, they might not be experiencing life in the same way. As a result of this, they could be consumed by their need to experience life differently.
It is not going to be hard for one to work out why someone would have this need; in fact, they might have it themselves. When one is happy, they are going to feel good, and this is going to cause them to experience pleasure.
One could believe that they have two options; either they are happy or they are unhappy. Their life is then going to be based around pleasure or it will be based around pain.
Thus, it is going to be normal for them to want to do everything they can to maximize pleasure and minimize pain. As far as they are concerned, the purpose of life itself could be to be happy.
It will then be necessary for them to do everything they can to avoid being unhappy and the pain that this will create. Now, if one is at the beginning of their life, they could be more invested in this outlook.
This can be due to them not having the same amount of life experience as someone who is older, and this can cause them to be more naive. They are less likely to have had the kind of experiences that will cause them to question how they believe their life should be.
On the other hand, if one was older they could see that life doesn’t always go to plan, and that it’s not possible to always be happy. One way of looking at it would be to say that when one is younger they will be idealistic and when they are older they will be realistic.
Still, there is clearly a time and a place for both ways of looking at life, and even though someone who is older could be more realistic this is not always going to be the case. Instead, one could be at the beginning of their life and they may have had a number of different experiences.
It then won’t matter how old they are, as the experiences they have had will have opened their eyes to the world. And if they have a strong need to be happy, it could mean that what they have gone through hasn’t been very pleasant.
If one is a fully grown adult, the kinds of experiences they have had are not going to have stopped them from wanting to be happy. What they have gone through is then not going to make them question if they can attain this goal; it will simply make them try even harder.
But if they do have moments when they begin to doubt if they can fulfil this need, it could be covered up. What is taking place within them is then going to end up being ignored and their need to be happy will soon take precedence.
It is then not just that one wants to be happy, it is that this is something that is incredibly important. One will then be doing the right thing by allowing this to be something that consumes their whole life.
That is unless they are able to experience happiness, and then they will be able to settle down and enjoy what is taking place. At the same time, this could be a time where they will be thinking about how long it will last.
Therefore, out of their need to try and control what is taking place, they can end up missing out on the very thing they desire. If they were to detach from what is taking place in their mind, it would allow them to embrace the present moment.
Yet even when they have the desire to be happy, this can also stop them from being able to be happy. On one side, they will be avoiding the present moment, and on the other, they will have the need to do something.
What is taking place in their life can then be harder for them to handle, as they will have the need to experience life differently. If they were able to surrender, they may find that they start to feel different.
And as they believe that they should be happy, they can feel like a failure if they are unhappy. They may find that they start to experience life differently if they were let go of this need.
One may find that they will have a more fulfilling life let go of the need to be happy all the time and to focus on living a purposeful life instead. This won’t allow them to always feel good, but what it will do is give them something far more substantial.
There will be good moments and bad moments, and this will be a lot easier to handle when one is doing what matters to them. By doing what gives their life meaning, they might even let go of the need to be happy all the time.
If one has the need to be happy all the time, it can be a sign that they find it hard to tolerate ‘negative’ emotions. It can then be necessary for them to develop the ability to regulate how they feel, and this is something that can take place with the assistance of a therapist.
In today's world it is often believed that there are two ways to be in life, and one of these ways is often seen as good and another is often seen as bad. The first is to take action and to take life by the horns, which is the good way, and the second option is to be lazy and to sit around doing nothing, which is the bad way.
It is then as though there is no middle ground here; one is either a doer or they are someone who doesn't do anything. In addition to this, they can either receive positive feedback from others or they can end up being put down.
Socially Acceptable Behaviour
So, then, if someone is a go getter and doesn't sit around like some people do, they are typically going to be seen as someone who lives in the right way. What could add to this is that one may have achieved a fair amount of material success.
Through being in this position, it will be seen as further evidence that they are behaving in the right way. What this comes down to is that material success is often seen as a sign of how well someone is doing in life.
What this person owns will then be a reflection of what they have done up until this point in their life. Therefore, it if wasn't for everything they had done, their life would be very different.
Their life would be more like the life of someone who just sits around and doesn't do anything. Unlike these kinds of people, one won't be willing to sit around and to wait for things to just happen.
The Other Experience
If someone does sit around and doesn't do a lot, they could end up be labelled as being lazy. Other people could tell them that they need to stop sitting around and to do something with their life.
Someone like this might not live on the street, but they probably won't have a lot compared with the person above. One may have been told on a number of occasions that they are not on this planet to waste time.
In order for one to get themselves out of this position and to make something of their life, it will be essential for them to take action. Instead of sitting around all the time, it will be vital for them to become a doer.
Behaving in this will allow them to pull themselves out of the hole that they are in and to attain material success. And, once they have done this, they will be seen as someone who has 'made it' in the modern day world.
One way of looking at this would be to say that when one sits around and doesn't do anything, they will be like a broken down car. But, when they are someone who takes action, they will be like a car that is always in use.
One will have gone from one extreme to another, with this being the 'answer' to most of their problems. However, while a car can sit around or be driving around for just about every moment of the day, it can also have moments when it sits around and moments when it drives around.
Back To Reality
In the same way, a human being can also have moments when they sit back and just be, and they can have moments when they take action and do. After all, there is a reason why human beings are called human beings and not human doings.
Even so, a lot of people on this planet are human beings in name only, having lost the ability to just be. As a result of this, surrendering to life is something that is rarely even spoken about, let alone something that rarely takes place, and, even if it is, it is often seen as something that is negative or weak.
If someone was to think about this word, what could come to mind is throwing the towel in, so to speak, and giving up. Yet, even if this meaning doesn't come to mind, what could come to mind is simply sitting around and waiting for things to happen.
So, thanks to the conditioning that they will have received over the years, it is going to be perfectly normal for them to be repelled by this idea. Ultimately, one is going to want to be in the driver's seat, not simply lying in the back of the car whilst someone else drives.
A Big Challenge
When one surrenders it doesn't mean that they are giving up; what it means is that they are giving up control and trusting that everything will happen as it needs to. This is not another technique, though, it is what happens when one fully lets go and is able to embrace their body.
One of the reasons why this can be hard to do is because ones body can carry a fair amount of emotional pain, meaning that getting out of their head and being in their body can be overwhelming. Taking action and trying to make everything happen, on the other hand, can allow them to avoid this pain.
If they were able to get in touch with their body and to tune into how they feel, they may get a lot of insight as to why they have been unable to surrender. During this time, all kinds of feelings may arise.
They could end up feeling worthless, rejected, and abandoned, wondering if anything will happen if they allow themselves to surrender and only take inspired action. This can be a sign that their early years were not very nurturing.
Back In Time
When one was born, not only would they have been a human being in the truest sense of the word, they would have also not been able to do a lot. This was then a time in their life when they had no other choice than to surrender and to trust that their needs would be met.
Nonetheless, while this was the case, they may have been brought up by caregivers who were not attuned to their needs. Consequently, one may have spent a lot of time feeling rejected and abandoned, and this would have caused them to experience a fair amount of shame.
A Big Impact
The time in their life when they did surrender would have been very traumatic, so it is not going to be a surprise that they find it hard to surrender as an adult. The people who they trusted to look after them would have let them down, so why would they trust the universe (or another description that works for them) to be there for them?
As they were not there for them, it would have most likely set them up to believe that it was because they didn't deserve to have their needs met. This will be the reason why they believe that they don't deserve to receive anything from the universe either.
If one can relate to this, and they no longer want to struggle and strain, they may need to reach out for external support. This is something that can be provided by the assistance of a therapist or a healer.
By working through the trauma that is within them, they will gradually be able to settle into their body and to trust in life. It is highly unlikely that this will take place overnight - it will take patience and persistence.
Teacher, prolific writer, author, and consultant, Oliver JR Cooper, hails from England. His insightful commentary and analysis covers all aspects of human transformation, including love, partnership, self-love, and inner awareness. With over two thousand in-depth articles highlighting human psychology and behaviour, Oliver offers hope along with his sound advice.
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It is almost time again. Blue Monday. So-called the most depressing day of the year. People would feel sad on this day for all sorts of reasons. We have lost sight of the good intentions, the salary is still waiting for us, the merry Christmas is the daily grind back ... Go on and on. How often do we hear: " January takes so long ".
Once. It is a long, gray and cold month. We are all secretly ready for vacation. A sunny vacation. Voyage Nomad have listed three sunny winter destinations that will certainly make you warmer!
It is about 9 hours flying to sunny Curacao, where you can enjoy an average temperature of 28.5 ° C for 8 hours a day! Cooling off in the sea is difficult, with a sea water temperature of 27 ° C. Want to sunbathe? Then go for the most beautiful beaches to the Kleine Knip and Grote Knip. On both beaches you really get a Bounty feeling! White sand, an azure blue sea and background music from the rippling waves ... Do you like quiet beaches? Then go to Kleine Knip. There are few to no facilities here and it is quieter.
Of course a small road trip in Curacao cannot be missed. Because yes, you also have the best holiday on the small island with a rental car at your doorstep! A nice route is that from Willemstad to Westpunt. Along the way you will not only come across beautiful beaches, but also a number of special nature parks. And near Sint Willibrordus you can spot flamingos. How fun!
Only 4.5 hours of flying and you get off in the warm Gran Canaria. The average temperature during the winter months is 21.3 ° C. Want to swim? With a little luck, that is still possible.
Are you on vacation with your loved one? Then a visit to Playa de Amadores, the beach of loved ones, should not be missed. The yellow gold beach is on a wide bay with crystal clear water. Finish the afternoon with a nice glass of wine or a tasty cocktail? Behind the beach you will find various restaurants and bars. A nice market is held twice a week near the beach in Puerto de Mogan. Also nice to spend an afternoon strolling.
It takes about 13 hours to fly to Miami. Quite a long piece, but afterwards you can fully enjoy the winter sun! During the day it is a nice 22 ° C in Florida, the sea water is around 23 degrees and you can enjoy no less than 7 hours of sunshine every day.
Florida certainly belongs in this list of winter sun destinations. It might not be a destination where you can only sunbathe on the beach, but you can optimally enjoy a pleasant temperature during road tripping. So you can visit Miami, then to Orlando and of course not to forget: The Florida Keys. And yes, you can of course enjoy sunbathing, boat trips or snorkeling.
Shimla is one of the most popular and beautiful hill stations in the Himalayas in India. This trendy tourist destination is visited by adventure tourists, and people on vacation with family and friends. Many honeymooners choose this hill station as it is a nice place for couples to visit on their honeymoon. Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh and there are many tourist destinations in the city. The Ridge is a famous destination visited by many tourists every year in Shimla. The following are some of the details about The Ridge:
The Ridge is a very large open space in the center of the city in Shimla. The Ridge has an interesting history. Underneath The Ridge, there are large water tanks that store the water supply for the city. The Ridge which is open space is known for the cultural events and fairs that are held at this location. It is located near the famous Mall Road area of Shimla and this road joins Mall Road at Scandal Point. The Ridge is also located near the famous Lakkar Bazaar in Shimla which is a wooden crafts market. The following are some of the details about The Ridge in Shimla.
• There are many famous landmarks at The Ridge for the tourists to visit. These include the famous Christ Church, The State Library, and The Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.
• There are no vehicles allowed in this area. This is a great place for tourists to walk around and enjoy the natural beauty of this city. Morning, afternoon and evening are all ideal times to visit and facilities like food stalls and washrooms are available in the area.
• The Ridge is one of the great places to visit in Shimla as there are horse rides for tourists, food vendors, and lovely benches installed for tourists to sit and have a great time at The Ridge.
• The Summer Festival at The Ridge is particularly popular with locals as well as tourists. This Summer Festival takes place in May or June every year and is a colorful and vibrant festival. This festival is held to offer thanks for the harvest of the season.
• There are various music and dance performances at the Summer Festival at The Ridge. There are cultural performances and folk dances performed at this festival and famous Bollywood singers have also been known to perform at this festival.
• Flower shows, talent competitions, games, and recitals are all held at The Ridge as it is the cultural hub of the city. There is also a Miss Summer Festival Pageant held at this festival.
• The Ridge is a beautiful place to visit all year round. It is particularly pretty during the winter months and during Christmas when many times it snows in Shimla for the residents to get a White Christmas.
Shimla is a very accessible hill station even though it is situated in the Western Himalayas. Shimla Airport is situated 14 kilometers from the city and Shimla is connected to other parts of the country through the Kalka- Shimla railway line which is famous for its scenic beauty. Shimla is also accessible to tourists by national highways and roads leading to Shimla. The Ridge is located in the heart of the city where vehicular traffic is banned. There are private vehicles and busses in Shimla but The Ridge is a place where the tourists have to travel a small distance on foot to reach the destination.
Shimla is a beautiful tourist destination and has been historically significant because of its colonial history. There is a vibrant mix of the colonial charm and modern-day culture of Shimla and The Ridge is a great example of this beautiful city.