Today is my B-day and i wanted to share this video. It spoke to me and i think it is a fitting message for today.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
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While trying to keep up with the crazy rat race we are all a part of, it's easy to become exhausted and worn out. Between keeping up with work, school, family, friends and anything else you might have on your plate, your body and defenses often get pushed to the limit. If you find yourself feeling like you're running on E and want to ward off any potential illnesses that might take over while your body feels extra weak and sensitive, try incorporating some or all of the items below into your diet however you can—via supplement or good, ole-fashioned eating.
Probably the least-well known of the three suggestions in this article, spirulina is actually a type of algae that is typically blue-green in color. It is rich in vitamins and nutrients such as carotenoids, zinc, beta-carotene and B complex, but can be harmful if taken from an unfamiliar brand.
Research has shown this to increase antibody production, meaning it helps support your immune system. More research is still required to verify all of the specific benefits it boasts, but it's been said to decrease diabetes and allergies. Some have complained about the taste, so it is often recommended to take Spirulina supplements that offer all the goods of the actual plant.
Used by Native Americans for hundreds of years, the wonders of echinacea are far and wide. Easily available in pill form at pharmacies and grocery stores, many people swear by the magic herb. Working WITH our immune system, one thing Echinacea does is increase levels of interferon in our system. This protein is known to ward off viruses that might overtake us. Very few side effects are associated with the herb, but it is urged to deter from ingestion if you are pregnant, breast-feeding, or have a disorder such as lupus, multiple sclerosis or other immune system disorders.
Present in almost everyone's spice cabinet or kitchen, garlic has been known to stimulate production of white-blood cells, which are constantly busy fighting off infections. It has also been proven that is makes our bodies' antibody production more efficient and powerful, making us better-oiled machines. It’s believed that the sulfur the garlic contains is what holds the secret to its power. It has also been shown to ward off certain types of cancer, although the medical community is not willing to jump completely on board with that belief just yet. It has also been shown to be great for the heart, so really, if you aren't already eating garlic, you should be.
And, for those of you who are less than fond of its extra-potent flavor, many stores sell garlic supplements in easy-to-swallow pills. Whatever it takes and whatever works for you, just get more of this in your diet now—your body will thank you.
So, no matter your age or occupation, the next time you feel a little bug coming on, consider trying one of these options rather than the traditional antibiotics and meds your doctor is likely to prescribe.
Aniya Wells particularly loves reading and writing about online education, although her interests span different niches as well, including personal finance, parenting, sustainable living, and more. Accredited online degree programs are hard to find in the online morass of scams, so Aniya's ultimate goal is to help her readers figure out the maze of online education. She can be reached for questions or comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Today were are going to look at how to get things down in three easy steps.
These steps are:
1. Write down all the tasks you want to get done today
2. Assign a specific block of time for completing each task (like 30 minutes)
3. Select a task, start a timer, and focus on nothing else until that task is complete!
Saturday, July 14, 2012
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Today's world is a fast-paced one filled with can't-miss deadlines and jam-packed schedules. A tangible sense of urgency fills the air, and many people neglect to take time to stop and smell the metaphorical roses.
Now, this is not to say that being focused and productive isn't all well and good. The current approach just leaves much to be desired in terms of quality of life. People get stuck in ruts and forget to ask themselves why they're doing what they're doing. Mindlessly going through the motions of daily routines becomes second nature and little to no emphasis is placed on the importance of reflection.
The result? A society of listless, complacent people with no semblance of passion, drive or spirit—and that doesn't benefit anyone.
Luckily, it's never too late to regain your purpose and peace of mind. You just have to stop and honestly ask yourself what you want out of life. There's no time like the present to jumpstart your new beginning. Make that career change, get a degree—whatever it is just do it, even if people tell you it won't work or call you crazy. Your definition of happiness may not fit the norm but it is YOURS and yours alone.
So you're a carpenter who has always seen himself in construction management? Go for it. Or maybe you're a stay at home mom wanting to go back to school. Enroll in a new class or two. The options are abundant and endless; you just have to make the leap.
For those unsure of how to kick start their endeavors and reinvigorate their lives, I suggest first making small changes. Start that new hobby you've been considering. Read a book that's caught your eye. Do something completely out of your comfort zone. All of these are great ways to slowly test the waters of change.
The great American writer Mark Twain clearly had some thoughts on this issue:
"20 years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the one’s you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
Living your life according to someone else's measure of success is unfulfilling and mediocre at best. You only get one shot at this life and it is far too short to not be true to yourself.
Follow your heart. Your happiness is waiting.
This is a guest post by Kristie Lewis from construction management degree. You can reach her at: Kristie.Lewis81 @ gmail. Com.
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