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As I get older, I find myself reflecting on my life more often and marveling at what an amazing journey it’s been.

Being A Mom Was The Best Four Years Of My Life!

I’ve made tons of great friends, been to magnificent places all over the world, and learned so many important things about myself along the way. But if I’m being honest, there’s one period of my life that stands out from all the rest: those four incredible years when I was a mom. I’m not exaggerating when I say it, because those were hands-down the best few years of my entire life! True, it was a lot of work and a tremendous lifestyle change at the time, but that’s exactly what made it so special: that scary but also exciting feeling of committing yourself to a completely new experience. It was a huge step for me, one that challenged me every day from September 7, 2007 to May 20, 2011. Being A Mom Was The Best Four Years Of My Life! Woman Who Had Almost Formed Healthy Sense Of Self Rejoins Social Media. OVERLAND PARK, KS—Having reportedly developed an increased sense of satisfaction with her body image, career, relationship status, and overall identity in recent months, area woman Katie Baransky came remarkably close to forming a well-adjusted, positive sense of self before rejoining social media Tuesday morning, sources confirmed.

Woman Who Had Almost Formed Healthy Sense Of Self Rejoins Social Media

“I was thinking I might just get back on Facebook, maybe Instagram, and just casually check in from time to time,” said the 29-year-old woman whose self-esteem was right on the cusp of being healthy and is now mere days away from once again plummeting into a veritable maelstrom of jealousy, neediness, and self-loathing. Lifehack. Dealing with stress in the modern world is an important skill.


However in a busy and pressured environment, you may find that you have little or no time to take time for yourself. Below is a simple, five minute routine which will allow you to take a moment for yourself, calm down and start to visualise a state of happiness. When you first use the technique you may find it difficult to visualise positive images, but do stick with it. Why Your First Impression Matters.

12-uncomfortable-feelings-that-tell-youre-on-the-right-track?ref=mail&mtype=daily_newsletter&mid=20160919_customized&uid=757365&email=puhnner@hotmail. No matter what stage you are at in your life, it is important that you feel you are on the right track to achieve your individual goals.


The problem is that many of us experience feelings of fear and discomfort as we grow and evolve as individuals, and there is a tendency to mistake these emotions for symptoms of unhappiness or discontentment. As a result of this, we may instinctively pull back from the precipice and attempt to deal with issues that simply do not exist, rather than embracing these unsettling emotions and understanding that they are the mere embodiment of change.

Once we achieve the latter, we can continue to pursue our goals with tenacity and success. 12 Uncomfortable Thoughts, Feelings and Emotions that Indicate you are on the right track To help understand this in greater detail, let’s take a look at the feelings and emotions that are clear indicators of positive change and personal progression. 1. Ask Yourself These 6 Questions To Help Clear Your Struggles. I don’t care who you are, there are moments in life where you just feel stuck; as though you were never moving in the first place.

Ask Yourself These 6 Questions To Help Clear Your Struggles.

Those moments can seem to swallow your life and you often find yourself spinning the wheels in your mind trying to get out of that place, only to find yourself digging deeper into the mental mud of misery. The best thing to do when you are feeling unhealthy, stuck and miserable is to take a moment to ask yourself some honest questions that will help you move forward and get you out of your rut. Here are 6 that should get you moving on the right path: 1.Are you making excuses? This is the first question you need to ask yourself. Answering-questions-quickly-doesnt-mean-youre-smarter-heres-why?ref=mail&mtype=daily_newsletter&mid=20160617_customized&uid=757365&email=puhnner@hotmail. Do you have a friend that is quick to answer any question fired their way?


Sometimes we associate those who answer questions more quickly as being witty and smarter. We may even believe that if we answer questions at a quicker rate we will be perceived as being more intelligent. But often those who answer questions quickly provide inadequate answers and stammer over their responses. Answering questions quickly doesn’t mean you’re smarter, here’s why: We live in a fast paced society which at times, requires quick-wits and the ability to think fast.

The-ultimate-guide-to-increasing-your-intelligence-part-1-of-2?ref=mail&mtype=daily_newsletter&mid=20160617_customized&uid=757365&email=puhnner@hotmail. It’s easy to say to ourselves and one another, “Just follow your dreams and everything will work out.”


While the first half of this sentence isn’t necessarily bad advice, it must be balanced with a truth that few people genuinely accept. Yes, pursuing one’s passion has rarely been a poor choice within the heart, but what’s one characteristic we all value for its infinite practicality? That desired trait is intelligence. If given the chance, we’d all love to be smarter. The Origins of Everyday Nastiness. Views: 13749 It happens pretty much all the time: a small jabbing comment, a joke at our expense amidst a group of old friends, a line of sarcasm, a sneering assessment, a provocative comment on the internet.

The Origins of Everyday Nastiness

These things hurt a lot – more than we’re ever allowed to admit. In the privacy of our minds, we search for explanations, but anything satisfying and soothing is usually hard to come by. We’re just left to puzzle at the casual inhumanity that circulates all around us – and suspect that perhaps it’s we who are, somewhere deep down, to blame for falling victim to it. Here is what we should actually think, a truth as basic as it is inviolable: other people have been nasty because they are in pain. The thought is empowering because nastiness so readily humiliates and reduces us. Capital - The one hack you need to truly stop procrastinating. Does this sound familiar: You start the day with a long to-do list and several deadlines to meet.

Capital - The one hack you need to truly stop procrastinating

At the end of the day, you’re not sure where the time went, but you definitely didn’t cross a whole lot off the list. Me too. That’s why a few months ago, I decided to create a daily calendar to plan out each hour of my typically unstructured workday. Rather than staring at a bulging to-do list and never completing the most boring tasks, I wanted to work from a list that neatly designated a specific time for everything. An hour for pitching story ideas, 30 minutes to catch up on invoices and so forth. It could be a case study for the many psychologists who love talking about habits. As interest increases in self-improvement, habit formation is in the spotlight. Heroin-Addicted Prostitutes Share Their Tragic Stories In Their Own Words. Make no mistake, at first glance this short film initially makes for uncomfortable and confronting viewing.

Heroin-Addicted Prostitutes Share Their Tragic Stories In Their Own Words

Titled 'Downtown Divas' it sees Eastern Europe's prostitutes, their bodies ravaged by heroin addiction, sharing their intimate stories to camera. No make-up, no stylish edits, just real women unfiltered, unedited and entirely in their own words. Whilst their appearances are disturbing, beneath the surface lie stories of happier lives, ones filled with romance, aspiration and beauty. All tragically devoured and replaced with the daily cycle of drug abuse and prostitution.

By the end, those initial feelings of shock (and even horror at their poor health and frail bodies) will be replaced with differing emotions. Lifehack. Until recently, I cannot remember the last time I felt that I had experienced a manageable morning. From my experience, mornings have always brought about a great deal of stress in my life and for the longest time I was completely befuddled.

Why did I always wake up with a head full of chaos and an impending sense of doom lurking over my shoulder? I always got up on the wrong side of the bed, and no matter what I felt like I was showing up late to life. Just as many other facets of my existence, I conceded that this unwelcome thought pattern was simply another faulty circuit hardwired into my brain. 109 Random Acts of Kindness You Can Start Doing Today.

We can get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life that we often forget to think of others. But a small gesture of kindness can not only make someone else’s entire day, but it can also make you feel good. The Science of Developing Mental Toughness in Your Health, Work, and Life. Have you ever wondered what makes someone a good athlete? Or a good leader? Or a good parent? Why do some people accomplish their goals while others fail? What makes the difference? Usually we answer these questions by talking about the talent of top performers. In fact, when you start looking into it, your talent and your intelligence don’t play nearly as big of a role as you might think.

Lifehack. Lifehack. We tend to apologise for our mistakes because we assumed people would appreciate our politeness and good manner. However, the truth is, people like to receive appreciation and recognition for their patience and kindness more than hearing “I’m sorry” for a million time. By looking as comics illustrated by Yao Xiao, you would realise that it’s actually better to say thank you instead of sorry in some daily situations. Making small habit change today will reward you with fruitful relationships with others. #1 Thank them for waiting for you. Adults Are the Problem.

Release Date: October 30, 2015 It is time for adults of every race and income group to break our silence about the pervasive breakdown of moral, family, and community values, to place our children first in our lives, and to struggle to model the behavior we want our children to learn. School children don’t need one more “Officer Slam” as some students referred to the White South Carolina school resource officer who this week shamed the nation with his violent ejection of a 16-year-old Black female student from her classroom for a nonviolent offense.

A very welcome counter narrative took place when a White female police officer in Washington, D.C. after diffusing a potentially volatile conflict between two groups of Black teens, then charmed with a “dance off” a defiant teen-age girl who had refused to leave. Any parent who has gone through the challenges of adolescence could only admire the quick thinking and agile footwork of the D.C. police officer. I CHING - The Book of Changes. Zoroastrianism. The religious philosophy of Zoroaster divided the early Iranian gods of Proto-Indo-Iranian tradition.[9] The most important texts of the religion are those of the Avesta,[10] the Zoroastrians' holy book. In Zoroastrianism, the creator Ahura Mazda, through the Spenta Mainyu (Good Spirit, "Bounteous Immortals")[11] is an all-good "father" of Asha (Truth, "order, justice"),[12][13] in opposition to Druj ("falsehood, deceit")[14][15] and no evil originates from "him".[16] "He" and his works are evident to humanity through the six primary Amesha Spentas[17] and the host of other Yazatas, through whom worship of Mazda is ultimately directed.

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