Beauty Is On the Inside
Feb13

Beauty Is On the Inside

It seems to be a fact that we all forget that inner beauty exists exclusively in us and has is not the same us superficial beauty. Although we all maintain our physical beauty and are conscious of it, it is also important to recognise our inner beauty. Having the balance of both inner and outer beauty can really enhance the way we feel about ourselves. It is all about noticing and appreciating the fact that we have beauty inside us that we are all born with. Beauty can play a major part of our self-esteem. Anita Dhanjal reminds us to look within to find beauty and confidence. Beauty whether it is inner or outer are both important however, there can be some confusion as to the differences between them. If we firstly take a look at ‘outer beauty’, which is what we all see initially. This generally refers to the characteristics of a person – the physical make up. We all spend a huge amount of time ensuring we look our best and the fact is it does make us feel good. In contrast, ‘inner beauty’ is not visibly seen as such but belongs deep within us – the inner make up. It is something we feel inside when we are totally just being ourselves. These are the unique, positive aspects of an individual; personality, intelligence, compassion, empathy, kindness, creativity, sensitivity, confidence…the list goes on. It is possible to bring these inner attributes out to the outer surface of one self to compliment and enhance the beauty of the eye. It is possible to have both beauties hand in hand. The key is to be able to positively manage the way we feel about ourselves and that is accomplished through changing the way we think. Having self- awareness of who we are and also what makes us the way we are, can help us discover the unique gifts which we all have inside us. These gifts can make a difference to our lives and to others around us. It is a matter of self-discovery. Maintaining a positive inner image of ourselves and having self belief that it is not always about what we physically look like, can be a step in the right direction. If we learn to love ourselves then we will receive the love back from others around us. The positive vibes that we send out will shine through from within us and people will notice. Inner beauty can be seen through helping others such as family or friends in need, being genuine and trustworthy, having unconditional love for all, being kind and having that aura that...

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12 Secrets of Being Happy
Jan03

12 Secrets of Being Happy

Every time I saw my father in the couple of years before he died, he would say: ‘Tell me Linda, are you happy?’ I think he knew he was coming to the end of his life and wanted to reassure himself of my well-being. Maybe it would have been kinder to reply: ‘Yes, Dad, I’m happy.’ But my relationship had come to an end after more than 20 years and the future looked bleak. Value happiness: Happiness can be learned, but finding meaning and a purpose in life is what leads to it, not the other way around I found myself saying: ‘Right now, no, but I will be again, I’m pretty sure of that. And you’re not to worry. No one can expect to be happy all the time.’ And yet it seems the pursuit of happiness has become a national preoccupation. Eminent economists, politicians and psychologists debate endlessly about the best way to create a happy society, while David Cameron’s ‘happiness index’ aims to pin down just how content we are. Plenty of woolly self-help books exist which promise to unlock the secret of happiness. Just last week, the Institute of Economic Affairs concluded rather prosaically that money had a large part to play. But I’ve found, when my life isn’t going to plan, there are plenty of simple things that help — for starters, my friends, my son and my dog. Then there’s walking in the countryside, getting lost in a good book, learning something new, still being a size 10 as I approach 60, a new recipe that turns out well. The list is endless. But a new book tries to probe deeper. In it, you won’t find spiritual philosophy, but evidence-based material that aims to unlock the secrets of happy people. In the World Book Of Happiness, Leo Bormans has drawn together the research and discoveries of the world’s leading experts on the psychology of happiness. Researchers have questioned thousands of people and what he has discovered is as surprising as it is inspiring. ACCEPT WHAT YOU HAVE Research shows that happy people have modest levels of expectation and aspirations — they want what they can get — while unhappy people never seem to get what they want. They also know how to avoid disappointments and how to generate pleasant surprises. This is because they strive for realistic goals and are happy with their lot. As Dr Jose de Jesus Garcia Vega, of the University of Monterrey, Mexico, confirms, we must accept things as they come. ‘We spend a lot of time complaining about the things that happen to us, but this is a...

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Simple Happy Thanksgiving Messages
Nov24

Simple Happy Thanksgiving Messages

Thanksgiving Day is a very important festival in United States of America which is celebrated every year and fourth Thursday of the month of November. Extravagant and deluxe traditional dishes, colorful parades, enjoyable sports activity and partying are definitely the most commonly encountered customs during this auspicious festivity. Celebrate Thanksgiving Day with your families and friends and exchange interesting thanksgiving messages and greetings with them. Here are some sample Thanksgiving messages and greetings. 1. Sometimes, most of us find that it’s all easy to ask and demand for favors but unfortunately very hard to thank. I pray that on this Thanksgiving Day, may you have more excellent reasons to thank our God every single day! Happy Thanksgiving! 2. I personally would like to thank our dear God for blessing me with good buddies like you. Happy Thanksgiving Day friend! You are such a good friend to me. 3. Thank all the people you know. Say thank you to your parents, brothers and sisters, friends and neighbors. Thank all your loved ones and relatives, office mates, classmates and teachers. But first, I don’t want to forget to thank a special person in my heart and that is you. Happy Thanksgiving Day. 4. Show me that smile and let us all be thankful. Bring that turkey out and let’s have some cheers. Happy Thanksgiving Day. 5. It is very important to know and understand that we should use our blessings in a good way. By doing this, we can effectively show how thankful we are for all the blessings we’ve got from God. Happy Thanksgiving Day. 6. Happy Thanksgiving Day to all of you! In behalf, of my family, we would like wish you a very beautiful and blessed day with your loved ones. Thank God for He is the source of all the happiness and joy we are experiencing now. Happy Thanksgiving Day. 7. All the best wishes of health, friends, and money to you on this Thanksgiving Day. Enjoy all the blessings He has for you. Happy Thanksgiving Day. 8. Stay happy and spread the love on this Thanksgiving Day. As your friend, I’m so thankful and feel very grateful for having a great friend like you. Cheers my friend and expect more blessings ahead. Happy Thanksgiving Day. Have fun! Celebrate Thanksgiving Day with your families and friends. Share that yummy turkey and join fantastic games on this very special day. And the most important is, never forget to greet your families and friends and simply say “Thank You” on this Thanksgiving Day festival.   Originally...

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WHY BEING HONEST WITH YOURSELF IS KEEPING YOU FROM GETTING WHAT YOU WANT
Sep23

WHY BEING HONEST WITH YOURSELF IS KEEPING YOU FROM GETTING WHAT YOU WANT

When it comes to being honest with yourself, sometimes it gets in the way of you expressing who you really are. That’s because the truth about your situation is NOT the truth about who you are. If your current situation is not what you want, then being honest about it isn’t going to be very useful to you. Because being honest about it keeps you repeating the same story in your head, and in turn, keeps you experiencing the same situation and the same feelings surrounding it. (Of course, if things are exactly the way you want them to be right now, you can stop reading this article.) The trouble is we’re told over and over that we need to accept the truth about ourselves and our reality. And most of the time, we’re not looking at the core truth, but the circumstantial truth. This is a big difference. Becoming aware of the fact that what you’re experiencing is not what you want is useful. Because without that awareness, you wouldn’t know that it’s something you want to change. Telling the truth about it over and over, however, isn’t very useful. It keeps you on a merry-go-round of conditioning yourself to believe that is just the way things are. Well, the truth is, that’s the way things are because that’s what you created. Things are not the way they are because it’s just the truth, or at a fixed state because that is the way they should be. They are only that way because you have been repeating that story. You can change your story at any time. So, in order to tell a different story (and change your experience), you have to stop placing so much importance on telling the truth (about your situation). The trick is, you have to tell a different story, even though that’s not what you’re currently experiencing. And the key to that is realizing that your current story is something that you can rewrite. It’s not written in permanent marker and sealed in a security envelope with super glue. Although you may think that because you’ve been confusing the truth about who you are with the truth about your circumstances. You can deliberately choose something different now. The Truth is, Your Telling the Truth Is not True It’s not true because it’s just what you decided. The real truth about you is that you can create whatever you want. You can have the perfect path because you’re the one that decides it. All you have to do is start using your creative power to move in the direction of what you most want...

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The Dangers of Eating Late
Sep21

The Dangers of Eating Late

ACID REFLUX is an epidemic affecting as many as 40 percent of Americans. In addition to heartburn and indigestion, reflux symptoms may include postnasal drip, hoarseness, difficulty swallowing, chronic throat clearing, coughing and asthma. Taken together, sales of prescribed and over-the-counter anti-reflux medications exceed $13 billion per year. The number of people with acid reflux has grown significantly in recent decades. Reflux can lead to esophageal cancer, which has increased by about 500 percent since the 1970s. And anti-reflux medication alone does not appear to control reflux disease. A Danish study published this yearconcluded that there were no cancer-protective effects from using the common anti-reflux medications, called proton pump inhibitors, and that regular long-term use was actually associated with an increased risk of developing esophageal cancer. What is responsible for these disturbing developments? The answer is our poor diet, with its huge increases in the consumption of sugar, soft drinks, fat and processed foods. But there is another important variable that has been underappreciated and overlooked: our dinnertime. I specialize in the diagnosis and management of acid reflux, especially airway reflux, which affects the throat, sinuses and lungs. Airway reflux is often “silent,” occurring without telltale digestive symptoms, like heartburn and indigestion. Most of the tens of thousands of reflux patients that I have seen over the last 35 years are well today because I treat reflux by modifying my patients’ diets and lifestyles. Over the past two decades, I’ve noticed that the time of the evening meal has been trending later and later among my patients. The after-work meal — already later because of longer work hours — is often further delayed by activities such as shopping and exercise. Typical was the restaurateur who came to see me with symptoms of postnasal drip, sinus disease, hoarseness, heartburn and a chronic cough. He reported that he always left his restaurant at 11 p.m., and after arriving home would eat dinner and then go to bed. There was no medical treatment for this patient, no pills or even surgery to fix his condition. The drugs we are using to treat reflux don’t always work, and even when they do, they can have dangerous side effects. My patient’s reflux was a lifestyle problem. I told him he had to eat dinner before 7 p.m., and not eat at all after work. Within six weeks, his reflux was gone. In my experience, the single most important intervention is to eliminate late eating, which in the United States is often combined with portions of large, over-processed, fatty food. Europeans have fewer cases of reflux than we do, even though many of them eat...

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It Doesn’t Make Sense!
Sep14

It Doesn’t Make Sense!

There are a lot of times when life doesn’t seem to make sense. Like when we put in a good effort, but don’t get the reward we were hoping for. Or when your parents ask you to do something that seems completely insane when you’re in the middle of something really, really important. In the Bible, God often asked his people to do things that just don’t seem to make sense. Here are a couple of mind-bending examples: In the desert, God first asked the Israelites to give him the first and the best of their crops and herds. If you’re a farmer, this DOESN’T MAKE SENSE. Farmers want to keep the best genetic specimens to make sure the next herds are just as good! God sent the huge numbers of Israelites out of Egypt (river plains, fertile, lots of food) into the desert (not much water, v. little food). This DOESN’T MAKE SENSE. Where are you going to find enough food and water out there for hundreds of thousands of people all at once? When he was going to conquer the oppressing army, God told Gideon to send home almost all of his own men. This DOESN’T MAKE SENSE. Why would you attack an opposing force of tens of thousands of men with only 300 soldiers? When King Saul did the dodgy and failed in his kingly role, God sent Samuel to look for a new king. He chose the smallest, youngest, not-even-thought-of-by-his-father-Jesse for the position. This DOESN’T MAKE SENSE. People want to follow the strongest, most physically impressive warrior kings, don’t they? When the Israelites were in exile and going to be in trouble, it was up to the young winner of a beauty pageant named Esther to save everyone. This DOESN’T MAKE SENSE. Women in the king’s harem were powerless. Almost prisoners. How could a trapped woman do anything to save anyone? The more you read the Bible, the more you see of these events that don’t seem to make logical sense – from a human perspective, anyway. But here’s the kicker: that’s the whole point. God’s commands don’t always make sense See, when everything makes sense, we have a habit of trying to take the credit. So over and over, God put his people into situations where there was only one possible thing they could do: they had to trust him. Of course it makes no sense to give the best animal genetics to God. But he wanted his people to to put their future in His hands. Of course there’s no water or food in the desert. But God wanted his people to depend...

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