Category Archives: Health
We all love Mickey D’s, whether it’s the fresh bun, the irresistible fries, or their smooth and creamy ice cream. Our childhood memories are filled with happy meals, big Macs, toys, glass cups, and 12 pieces nuggets. No matter how many times you have had McDonald’s, and even when it gives you nausea and diarrhea, they leave you wanting more. Here are 10 strange McDonald’s meals that didn’t cut it:
Stress is what you feel when you have to handle more than you are used to. When you are stressed, your body responds as though you are in danger. It makes hormones that speed up your heart, make you breathe faster, and give you a burst of energy. This is called the fight-or-flight stress response.
Stress is part of life. Life itself bring certain challenges inherent requirement for the mind, body and emotions, and that we must try to overcome (overcome). People can adapt to stress, and use it to their advantage, but when the stress is overwhelming, can affect the quality of life of people.
Here comes the 17 tips to help you deal with stress.
There are many blessings in disguise that aren’t always apparent to us, and many of these blessings are afforded to us simply for being alive!
As long as we have life, we can learn to be grateful for it, and uncover our unique human blessings despite the hardships.
Below are some broad and general blessings that you may have overlooked.
Imagine you were told you have 30 days to live. How would this change you?
Would you begin to live life differently? Would your overall perspective change?
The idea of living like you’re dying can be an eye opening consideration. It would influence who you spend time with, what you spend time doing, and what you view to be truly important. It would provide a chance to see the crystal clear truth about what your life is all about.
Life is the name of learning and improving. Sometimes, learning and improving happen automatically; and sometimes one needs to force oneself for improvements – especially when the environment is not good, e.g., like the below situation of a son with his father.
There are some areas of self improvement, which needs to ponder upon; just improving in one area never enough to make others and oneself happy. It is true that “nobody took birth to make anybody happy,” but it is also true that “nobody has the right to make anybody miserable.” Self improvement isn’t something to take from outside, it is something which already exists inside and just needs to be recognized and experienced.
When we rely on others for certain things, we often end up hurt and disappointed. Not always because others intentionally let us down, but sometimes because they simply cannot fulfill our desires. On the other hand, when we do not rely on others we often end up feeling very alone and lacking a place in our life that I call community. As humans we naturally crave connectivity to other humans, when we are in solitude for long periods it can literally feel unnatural and we lack community with those around us.
I have learned to discern what I should and should not rely on others for. Now that I have, there is much more freedom to appreciate others for what they can and cannot give me. And I now know what must come from within my own self. In the past it was very black and white. I had unrealistic expectations of others and was often disappointed and hurt when I should have realized others were not responsible for my happiness. On the other hand, I would often avoid relying on others so I did not have to be disappointed and that made me feel very alone.
Choosing between black and white scenarios is a deceptive way of ‘thinking’ we have control. We ‘think’ we know the outcome and can control our feelings and reactions. What really happens is that we sell ourselves short of being free to rely on ourselves and others. I have learned:
I never rely on others for;
- my happiness
- my peace of mind
- my responsibilities to be fulfilled
- my feeling joy
- complete understanding and agreement about who I am
- 100% commitment or follow thru
I always rely on others for;
When we remember that ‘always’ and ‘never’ are subjective words, we know that there are exceptions to the rules. When we learn to be flexible and open to both our expectations of ourself and others, we can feel at ease. Living life without a constant feeling of disappointment in myself and those around me, helps me to appreciate the good things and celebrate each day joyfully. I find I have many good relationships with friends, family and colleagues simply because I can always and never rely on them!
How can you learn to never and always rely on others?
- Think about the times you were disappointed with others over something that is your own responsibility
- Seek out those around you that engage in community; connecting, supporting and encouraging via communication and learn to rely on them
- Realize that just like you, we all have times that we cannot be 100% committed to each other or completely understand one another
- Think about ways you have successfully relied on your own ability to be happy
Many people have had good results using honey and cinnamon for acne. Try this honey and cinnamon mask for recipe and see if it works for you.
The great thing is that you can make a batch and it will last several months so you don’t need to make a fresh batch every day. Just keep it in a small jar in your medicine cabinet.
3 tablespoons raw honey (Manuka honey is preferable)
1 teaspoon organic cinnamon powder (real cinnamon or Ceylon cinnamon, not cassia)
Wash your face and pat dry.
Apply thin layer of honey and cinnamon paste over your whole face.
Leave it on for 30 minutes and wash face with a gentle, natural cleanser. Cleansers with a lot of chemicals can worsen acne and dry out the skin.
We all worry at times, and there is probably no way to stop worrying forever. There are some specific ways to stop right now, however. The following tips on how to stop worrying come from experience, because I’ve always been a bit of a worrier, and I had to learn some good techniques for stopping this energy-sucking habit. Here are five of the best.
1. Take action now. Any action towards a goal tends to diminish worry. Thinking too much about your goals or plans, especially if you dwell on the hurdles, will cause you worry and stress. Of course you should plan well, but when planning drifts towards worrying, it’s time to start doing something positive. Take action!
2. Make decisive decisions. When you want to stop worrying too much about an unresolved issues, you need to make decisive decisions, and even bad decisions may be better than doing nothing. Often you will immediately resolve the stress when you, for example, finally decide to quit that job, buy that house, or make that phone call. Nothing crowds and clouds your mind with worry as much as decisions waiting to be made. Make them now, or at least start gathering the information you need to make them. If they prove to be bad decisions, just make new ones.
3. Use mental categories. Too many things going on in your head? Put them on lists and you may feel better. It works well for many of us worriers. When you are dwelling too much on something, and you stop to schedule a time to work on it, or just put it on a list, it is easier to let go of it for now. Jot down that phone call you have to make on tomorrow’s list, and you’ll feel less worried now. You’re basically creating “mental categories.” In fact, just saying to yourself, “There’s nothing I can do about this until Monday,” can put a worry into a category of “nothing to worry about right now.”
4. Deal with problems directly and quickly. To eliminate worry when there are real problems, try to confront them head-on, and resolve them quickly. I once had to sue someone over a business matter, and I was worrying about it for weeks. When I finally just filed the papers, got on the phone, and came to an agreement, my stress was gone. Actually, my worrying began to dissipated as soon as I started acting, BEFORE the resolution (See #1).
There is more mental pain and worry in anticipating problems than in the problems themselves. If you lost a thousand dollars in the stock market last year, you probably suffer less from that today than you would from wondering if you’ll make it on time to a concert you paid $50 for. The anticipation of problems is what causes the most worry. Just deal with them head on as soon as is possible, and resolve them to the extent possible.
5. Meditate to eliminate worry. Meditating is a great way to relax and to stop worrying, but what if you don’t have the time for more involved meditative practices? Don’t worry. Just try this: close your eyes, let the tension out of your body and take several deep breaths through your nose. That’s it. Want even easier meditation? Try brain wave entrainment CDs that do all the work for you. Just pop on the headphones and they’ll relax you by slowing your brain waves.
Try the above techniques. Make habits out of whichever ones work best to stop your worries. They need to be habits because nothing works if you forget to use it. In fact, until they become habitual, you may want to carry a list of your favorite techniques for eliminating worry.
Eggs, yogurt and honey are, at first glance, all components of a tasty breakfast — but they also happen to be hair treatment ingredients, and affordable, all-natural ones at that. And they’re not the only ones. Did you know, for instance, that the oils in avocados more closely resemble our own skin’s oils than any product in the beauty aisle does? Or that the mild acidity in lemon is an effective — and gentler — alternative to chemical-laden products? Next time your locks need a lift, save money by using one of these kitchen fixes.
Photographer Karen Alpert, who was born in San Francisco, has long engaged in photography of food, dishes and products. She decided to experiment and created images of products with a microscope. Turned extraordinary photo like many macro, which you can take a look.