Is a soulmate always a lover? Not necessarily.
Jan 11 2021
When you think of a soulmate, what usually comes to mind? A lover? The one you are meant to be with? The person you will marry and even possibly have children with? A person that you just can’t imagine living without in this present moment? Well, it ain’t necessarily so. A soul mate can be that best friend who has been around for years, it could be a brother or sister, it could be about anyone that you have a life long powerful connection with.
Strangest Earth phenomena you don’t want to get caught in without being prepared
Dec 22 2020
Many of us live in relatively stable environments, The sun rises in the morning, and sets at night. You go to work, grab a bite to eat, and go for a bike ride in between. You would not expect frogs to start falling from the sky, would you? Yet these places on earth do exist and you would not want to get caught in the middle of these strange phenomena.
How to stop obsessive thoughts
Dec 21 2020
“I can’t stop thinking about it, and it’s exhausting,” It’s like a mambo Jumbo of thoughts that spin in your head over and over and over. ARG! How could we get off this train, please? Why do we have obsessive thoughts? I believe that it starts with anxiety. Anxiety over a relationship that isn’t good for us, anxiety over a love that isn’t returned, anxiety over socially negative and awkward situations, anxiety over looking stupid in front of other people, anxiety over feeling like we are never good enough.
Chess before the Queen's Gambit, where did it all begin?
Dec 19 2020
The Real Queen’s Gambit The real Queen’s Gambit is a wonderfully written fictional story based on a novel written in 1983 by Walter Tevis. While the Netflix version does not exactly stick to the book, the characters share many similarities. But what about Chess? When did it all begin? Chess has been around for a very long time. Its roots can be traced back to nearly 1500 years ago. The first records of an early version of chess began in India.
Is Santa-Clause the impostor who replaced Odin, the Norse God?
Dec 18 2020
The story begins a long time ago, with a celebration called Yuletide (or Yule). An old Pagan, Celtic celebration observed by the Germanic people during the Roman Era. Yule is in fact a celebration of the winter solstice. It is the time of the longest night and shortest day of the year. During this celebration, The pagans danced, cheered, drank, and prayed for the return of the light after darkness. The ritual often involved meal and gift-giving.
Are Mushrooms the biggest and Oldest organisms on earth?
Dec 13 2020
Imagine taking a stroll in the forest and coming across a 100-ton mushroom. This specimen would be bigger than a blue whale and would extend through nearly 40 acres of soil. Well, you might not need to continue imagining as this mushroom actually does exist right now. I am not referring to a magic mushroom from the Alice in wonderland world. This particular fungus lives in a forest near Crystal Falls in upper Michigan.
The creepiest Haunted Objects in the world
Dec 12 2020
Well, that research was definitely creepy! Whether you believe in the paranormal or not, these hunted objects are definitely scary. I would not recommend anyone to collect any of them in all honesty. Might it be possible for a spirit, or some sort of residual energy from a previously living person to latch itself onto an object? Many cultures and religions believe so. Shamanism, Buddhism, Shinto are all examples of animistic religions.
The most badass dogs fit for the most dangerous jobs
Dec 11 2020
Norwegian Ridgeback The lion tracker Athletic, imposing, this dog is a formidable sight to behold. He is not for the inexperienced dog owner as a badly or not socialized Ridgeback can result in serious injury to another human being. The breed is famously known for its lion tracking and baying abilities in its native Africa. This is a dog who doesn’t respond well to rough treatment and needs to be raised with positive reinforcement and affection.
The Weirdest Asian foods that make foreigners go... hmmm?
Dec 11 2020
The Weirdest Asian foods that make us go hmmm? Fried chicken butts Served on a stick. A typical snack that you will find when walking around in a night market. Nothing is wasted and every part of the animal can be used and turned into something delicious. In this case, several chicken butts are skewered on a stick. Crunchy and delicious. Thousand-year-old egg A lovely dark green yolk that has a creamy consistency surrounded by a dark brown translucent gel, which used to be the white part of the egg.
When people get into the business of the strange, the bizarre and the downright insane
Dec 10 2020
What drives human beings to swing dangerously on a trapeze with no security net, or to nail sharp objects into their body? What does a magician who locks himself up in a box full of water, a person lying on a bed of nails, or a fire-eating entertainer have in common? They are in the business of…you guessed it, the bizarre. While ventriloquism, comedy shows, clowns, juggling, and buffoonery give us all a laugh, everyone wants to have, what I call, a heart attack experience.
“What are you... Chicken?” Why is this expression so totally wrong
Dec 10 2020
“What’s wrong?” says the kid who just threw a dare at his friend….“Chicken?” First off, the expression that someone is a chicken implies that they are afraid. Nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to chickens in real life. After having had a backyard coop, and having spent enough time observing them, it is my opinion that chickens are insanely brave birds. These are not guys that will just be pushed around.
Chihuahuas; From ancient Mayas to the modern-day pocket dog
Dec 9 2020
A little history Historians have speculated that Chihuahuas are descendants of the Techichi dog who lived among the Mayas. This makes the lovely chihuahua a dog with a very rich history. The Mayas were a Mesoamerican civilization whose descendants still live in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and parts of Mexico. A highly sophisticated society for their time, they had developed complex mathematics and astrology. Their ruins still stand and can be seen in places such as Cancun, Valladolid, and Tulum in Mexico.
Why do bad things always happen to me?
Dec 8 2020
When bad things happen, we may feel inadequate, worthless, and overwhelmed at times. We may feel like life is unfair and even feel a degree of anger. “Why me?” you might tell yourself. “Why does it always have to be me?” And yes, I agree. Life isn’t fair. Sometimes terrible things happen to good people. Sometimes a person may be treated unfairly, sometimes we go through a stream of bad luck and get overwhelmed by all the negative events that plague our lives.
The secret powers of cats
Dec 7 2020
They are quirky and occasionally rude, loving yet independent. These guys can be adorable yet fierce and have been living by our side for many thousands of years. They partnered up with us to hunt mice and slowly made their way into our hearts. We might think that we know everything about them, but there is more to cats than meets the eye. Some very special senses To be a cat is to live in a world of heightened senses, Sometimes we might even wonder if they are aware of the supernatural as we might catch them staring at something that we cannot see.
Is the coronavirus bringing back the true meaning of Yuletide Christmas?
Nov 26 2020
It is no secret now that the meaning of the holiday spirit has changed quite dramatically this past century. Families no longer go to their backyard or nearby forest to chop down their Christmas tree. People no longer gather to sing carols to neighbors and friends, stockings are not filled with fruits and chocolate coins anymore, and presents are no longer homemade. The image of children gathering around the fireplace with grandpa telling Christmas stories is only something you might see in old movies.
Learning to Listen to your needs
Nov 15 2020
What is an emotional need? To be able to answer that question, here is another question. What do you require to feel happy and fulfilled? When something important lacks in your life, you may feel it by experiencing jealousy, sadness, even hatred. Those feelings might never go away until you fulfill the void that you feel inside. Different people will have different needs, different priorities, but overall, it boils down to the basics.
These are the most wholesome moments showing animals healing human beings
Nov 9 2020
Animals are natural healers. I have worked as a zootherapist (A.K.A. animal-assisted therapy, Pet therapy worker) for several years. My job consisted of training animals as well as constantly updating my knowledge on mental health and traveling from place to place to help people who suffer from mental illnesses, trauma and stress feel better. I often took records of my experiences out there in the field. Here are some of the wholesome moments that I recorded over the years.
How can we as a society live in peace with one another?
Nov 4 2020
Peace seems like a term that is so far away right now. The world’s problems may seem so overwhelming that we as individuals feel powerless. How can we as a society live in peace with one another? How can the injustices that happen all over the world stop? While protests are powerful tools, it isn’t enough. There is political chaos, there are people being treated unfairly, and the coronavirus is just pilling up on top of everything.
These tips and tricks help me stay sane while homeschooling my kids
Nov 3 2020
Homeschooling children can be fun, but can also be tricky and stressful. After all, you become 100 percent responsible for their entire education. This is no simple task. In fact, it can be terrifying. Before the pandemic, homeschooled kids had options to participate in all sorts of extracurricular activities such as sports, art classes, science centers, playgrounds and so much more. Now, we are all going through a period where all these things are paused, and we must still nurture all aspects of our children’s development without much help.
Halloween might be over, but Witches are coming back and are here to stay. Here are the biggest misconceptions about witches today
Nov 2 2020
Halloween might be over, but Witches are coming back and are here to stay. Here are the biggest misconceptions about witches today. When people think of witches, they probably think of Halloween, Hocus-Pocus, the Witcher, and of course, evil women burning at the stake for turning a man into a frog. This is certainly the interpretation that movies and even many religious institutions will have you believe. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth.
How to deal with stress efficiently
Jun 17 2020
Stressing out about things is in our nature. It is a condition that all species experience. It is partially responsible for our thriving and survival on this planet. If stress wasn’t part of our lives, we would be careless and fearless all the time. Our ancestors would have surely been eaten by wild animals if they didn’t experience alertness created by stress. Stress creates alertness, as we mentally prep ourselves to have to deal with the worse possible outcome of a situation.
What's the big deal about Savannah cats?
May 16 2020
Savannah cats are some of the most beautiful cats you can own. They have a wild look, yet they are bred to live indoors. And they are astonishingly amazing to look at. These long-legged cats are among the largest of the cat breeds, even larger than the well-known Maine Coon. They are the size of a medium-sized dog and can weigh around 20-30 lbs. Their height makes them look heavier than they actually are.
Be proud to think outside the box because this makes you an independent thinker
May 14 2020
Independent thinkers can analyze information without letting their own experiences or personal beliefs get in the way. They do not let emotional conflicts change their opinions. Even if they are not necessarily consciously self-confident, they abide by an inner moral compass that helps them use their logic to differentiate right from wrong. The cost of independent thinking may cause fights, dismissal, even mental abuse, and exposure to extreme narcissism. This is because your “free” thoughts do not align with the views or the beliefs in your culture, family, job, or social circle.
The public school system vs homeschooling
May 14 2020
The educational system today hasn’t changed its model for hundreds of years. Sitting on a desk in an overcrowded classroom is a tired teacher who is doing her best with the limited resources that she is given. Everyone must look at the board and do the same thing. Like little machines. The system in place is a publicly-funded system where, in every American classroom, groups of about 28 students of roughly the same age are taught by one teacher, usually in an 800 square-foot room.
How You can learn to become honorable
May 12 2020
If you happen to ask yourself this question: Why should I be honorable? For one, the simple answer is that it will make the world a better, peaceful place. Imagine a world where people care for you, where no one takes advantage of you, and where people are always fair towards you. A world where the elderly and the sick are honored and not treated as a mere number in society.
4 breathing techniques to help ease the pain of anxiety and panic attacks
May 11 2020
Think about how you breathe when you get scared or are in a situation of panic. You breathe fast, or you forget to breathe, to put it simply, you don’t breathe right. This sends the brain a signal that it must now enter into panic mode as there is danger around the corner. It is important to send a signal to your brain, that there is no immediate danger and that it does not have to go into panic mode.
How to stop a panic attack
May 11 2020
How does a panic attack feel like People that experience panic attacks may genuinely feel like they are having a heart attack. They may also experience body tremors, hyperventilation, feelings of terror, fear, the feeling of dying, weight on their chest, confusion, and be out of touch with reality. Panic attacks can happen when someone suffers from PTSD, when a person was abused as a child, when they have a chemical imbalance in the brain, or when triggered.
A close look at the "doodle" dog and what it really is
May 10 2020
What are “doodle” dogs? I’ll give you a hint. What well-known dog breed rhymes with doodle? That’s easy, poodle! So-called “doodle” dogs are mixed breeds that have been crossed with poodles. They are some of the most popular dogs currently for sale on the market and they fetch a high price for the fact that they are mixed breeds, compared to the other common crosses that are often seen. Perhaps it’s because buyers are convinced that their doodle will not shed, although some of them do, according to the breed they were crossed with.
Badass epic villains that got carelessly defeated when they should have known better
May 10 2020
Epic movies will always have epic villains. Ruthless, cunning, and powerful culprits who engage in terrible schemes. Yet sometimes, after the build-up and the hype, some of the villains have met their end… quite pathetically. Judging on how powerfully they have been portrayed from the beginning, they should all have known better. Darth maul, Star Wars Darth Maul was a powerful Sith Lord and Darth Sidious’ apprentice, He appeared as the main antagonist of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.
Mother's Day: something to take more seriously now that we are in a pandemic that's attacking the boomer generation
May 10 2020
It’s all over the news: the baby boomer generation has been among the hardest hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some are calling it the boomer killer. Whatever it is, there has never been a moment when we need to celebrate Mother’s Day with more sincerity. We live in uncertain times with governments changing opinions every day as medical personnel grapple with the daily realities of this awful disease. Mother’s Day has been around since about 1914.
Zoos are very popular now. But what will happen to them in the future? Time will tell.
May 10 2020
The last time I went to see an attraction with one of my sisters, it was to the Phoenix Aquarium. We both learned a lot and it was a thrilling experience to see jellyfish up close, despite the crowds milling all around us. But, what will become of zoos now that COVID-19 has taught the world a whole new level of hygiene? Will modern zoos as we now know them eventually just disappear?
Homemade canned food for dogs with diarrhea and for fussy eaters
May 7 2020
This recipe is tried and tested by my own pack of dogs. They absolutely love it! I only feed it to them when they are sick, however. The ingredients are soft on the stomach and palatable enough for any human to enjoy. Feel free to try it after the beef or whatever meat you choose to use has been thoroughly cooked. This recipe is great for dogs with diarrhea. Small amounts can be fed several times throughout the day until the stools are firmer.
Rain: Beautiful, incredible and life giving, unlike anything else on our planet.
May 7 2020
If you have ever taken a really close look at a raindrop, you’ll find that it seems to be a perfectly transparent sphere with no inclusions whatsoever. Rain looks pure, clean, and seemingly made up of nothing. But, in fact, rain is made up of a few elements that belie its simple appearance. Its complex make up is quite intriguing. Interesting facts about rain The clouds we see above are made up of gazillions of tiny droplets that are made up of ice, water, and air.
When bad things happen to those who least deserve it. It's part of life
May 7 2020
Life is such a strange thing. We can be happy about it one minute then sad about it the next. Sometimes, it’s when things happen to others that we are affected. Perhaps we think that the other person didn’t deserve their good fortune or that the terrible things that happened to them shouldn’t have happened. But, no matter our opinion on the matter, people that do bad things will have good things happen for them.
The world did not really pause because of the coronavirus. It paused for another reason.
May 6 2020
While many people who are well off, are staying home, complaining about being so bored, hoarding toilet paper and watching a lot of Netflix, tragedies unrelated to the coronavirus continue to occur around the world as they always have been, in absolute obscurity, and no one cares. By now, it seems like everyone is desensitized to the things going on around the world. While In countries like Zimbabwe, Central African Republic and the Congo, millions of children die of poverty, and millions of people die of hunger…let that sink in:
Are you playing cat and mouse games with your narcissistic partner? Don’t expect to win, mice usually get caught.
May 5 2020
In most failed relationships, there is usually that final conversation. That parting shot. The slammed door, the angry stare, the back that turns on you for the last time. However, everything is different when it comes to failed relationships with narcissistic types. A disappearing act Narcissists don’t necessarily end relationships per se, they sometimes let them fizzle out and leave you hanging by making a disappearing act which can be sudden or gradual.
Why self-acceptance is so important in your day to day life. Here is a reminder on how to feel the self-love
May 5 2020
“I’m so stupid!; I’m so fat; I’ll never learn to do this; Everyone hates me; I’m not good enough…” Sounds familiar? You might be suffering from a lack of self-love. While you might not put too much thought into the subtle feelings that happen during fleeting moments in your life, those little negative thoughts have a greater impact than you could imagine. If you beginpracticing mindfulness and notice how often you secretly scold yourself, you may also begin to notice the impact that those thoughts have on yourself and your environment.
Weird, disturbing and completely unethical kids shows that were popular back in the day
May 4 2020
Back in the day, Saturday morning was always the best day of the week. That’s because it was cartoon time. Before Netflix and Youtube, kids had to wait all week before seeing their favorite cartoons. It was fun, and obviously no one ever questioned the content and stories. It’s just cartoons! How harmful could they be? Going back in time now and and seeing the stuff makes me wonder, what the hell were people thinking?
When love is in the air: Check out these animals that mate with one partner for their entire life
May 4 2020
Love is in the air and not just for humans. There are those in the animal kingdom who mate with one partner for life. They don’t cheat, they share tasks, they wait for each other’s return…Sounds better than some relationships we have all been in doesn’t it?. Animals prove time and time again that they are intelligent and that they can feel deeply. Some have also even been known to show depression when experiencing the loss of a mate.
Did you watch the tiger kings? Here are some facts about tigers that the show left out
May 2 2020
Since Netflix aired ‘Tiger Kings’ back in mid-March, it seems that tigers are all the rage. The show did not focus much on tigers themselves and may have piqued your curiosity. Here are some little-known facts about tigers that will only have you even more mesmerized by them: The tiger’s roar is scarier and more aggressive than the lion’s. In fact, the roar you hear when you see the MGM logo during a movie is not a lion at all; it’s a tiger.
How my rescue dog showed me that she wanted me to keep her forever.
May 2 2020
It was the first Saturday of March in 2015, a mild day that almost felt like the season was changing towards warmer weather. I decided to go hiking with my two dogs, Lady and Duke. I had adopted Lady, a Doberman mix, on December 31st, but I wasn’t too sure if I wanted to keep her. Lady(left), just after arriving home with Duke (right) I had told the owner that I would bring her back if things weren’t working out.
Top Businesses that will either live or die during the COVID-19 pandemic
May 1 2020
The COVID pandemic has forced many changes around the world and businesses are now facing two extreme directions. They either thrive or face the inevitable closure. Either way, things are shifting. While Gyms, amusement centers, hairdressers, spas are closing their doors one after the other, many other businesses are thriving. The main difference being in two important points: Their online presence. Their ability to deliver goods This is something that science fiction has taught us from its very beginning.
COVID-19 and type 2 diabetes: an eye-opening link that may help to stem the pandemic.
Apr 30 2020
COVID-19 has everyone confused. Its pandemic origins are hazy. The way it strikes the immune system has everyone ducking for cover, distancing from crowds and avoiding any kind of social gatherings. But, researchers think they have finally found a clue into the way that this virus works. VIRUSES NEED AN OPTIMAL ENVIRONMENT All viruses have an optimal environment for breeding. Like any other living creature, they seek comfortable settings to their liking in order to reproduce.
Fix your barking dog forever
Apr 29 2020
Your dog barks excessively. What can you do? Experts say it’s not a good idea to stop the dog from barking altogether. This is because if ever you are in danger or need to be warned about something you can’t detect, a dog that senses trouble but has been trained to stay silent is of no use to you. Find the trigger Instead, try to find the trigger that stimulates the barking and see if you can eliminate or decrease its presence in the place where your dog barks most.
The Giant Squid: no longer just a myth
Apr 29 2020
Everyone has heard a crazy story about huge, terrifying sea monsters. These stories go hand in hand with tall tales and myths. Most of the time no one believes they ever existed. Or so it seems. One monster, in particular, has recently risen from the land of horrifying legends to show us its true face. For centuries, fishermen have shared accounts about giant squids knocking over ships and devouring sailors.
Unblock your chakra energy flow with these Yoga meditation postions for inner spiritual, mental and physical balance
Apr 28 2020
Many of the oldest spiritual practices in the world, such as Chinese medicine, Hinduism, and Buddhism, believe in the natural and spiritual energy flow of the body. If this flow becomes blocked in any given area, then we experience illnesses physically and mentally. Both Hinduism and Buddhism share the common spiritual belief that we have energy pools called Chakras. Chakras are said to be energy points, positioned on specific areas of our bodies.
Is your head feeling cloudy? You can uncloud your thinking with these 7 simple steps.
Apr 26 2020
Do you feel as though you are at a loss of creativity? Do you have a hard time to get away from negativity? Do worries crowd your mind to the point where you can’t seem to think straight? If you answered yes to just one of those questions, it’s time to recharge your brain. Here are 7 ways to have clearer thoughts: Breathe When you find yourself thinking of things you can’t control, stop, and take a deep breath.
The mysterious legends and mythologies that surround our little rabbits
Apr 22 2020
Follow the white rabbit. A little girl follows a white rabbit holding on to a pocket watch. He keeps muttering under his breath “I’m late! I’m late! For a really important date! (Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland,1865). Alice follows the rabbit and falls down a rabbit hole into a world where nothing makes sense, called Wonderland. Is there more to our furry long-eared friends than meets the eye? The mysticism associated with rabbits goes very deep down in history.
Ancient cat worship by the Vikings, the Celts, the Romans and the Japanese
Apr 21 2020
Love them or hate them, cats have been in our lives for at least 10 000 years. As with all domestication stories, our relationship was mutually beneficial. They killed vermin, and we provided food and shelter. But there is more to cats than meets the eye. These animals have been gifted, or cursed, with an enduring charisma, an aura of mystery, and have been both revered as a god and hated as a devil.
Live your life in the now because the future and the past don't exist
Apr 15 2020
Living in the present moment Too often, are beautiful moments of this life lost and drowned out by anxiety, by intrusive thoughts. Our thoughts, always creating scenarios about what has been, what could have been, what will be and what could be, take over your consciousness. As we think about work or school, the things that need to get done, we miss out on the things that are truly happening in front of us.
Failure is your best friend. Face it and embrace it
Apr 14 2020
“The scariest moment is always just before you start.” Steven King While the experience of failure may hurt your pride and self-esteem, failure teaches you in ways success can’t. Failure makes you resilient and shapes you as a person. It is this resilience that cultivates a stronger relationship with your success, and that gives a positive outlook on life when faced with the toughest difficulties. Being alive means that you will experience failure.
25 inspirational quotes to start the day on the right foot
Apr 14 2020
“Take responsibility of your own happiness, never put it in other people’s hands.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart “Respect other people’s feelings. It might mean nothing to you, but it could mean everything to them.” ― Roy T. Bennett “Do one thing every day that scares you.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt “Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you.
Are spiritual experiences inside your head? Of course they are, and they are real. Here is why Science can't disprove it.
Apr 11 2020
Do we have a spirit? While I am not religious in any way whatsoever, I have to say that I very much disagree with strongly opinionated skeptics that write close-minded articles about the subject of spirituality being nothing more than a fragment of our imaginations. First of all, people’s lack of wonder in possibilities the universe has to offer is indicative of some sort of negative personality trait, to say the least.
Things you can do today to maintain a healthy mind, body, and spirit
Apr 10 2020
Turn on your news feed, and chances are, you will be bombarded with news about COVID-19. From the amounts of deaths, to arrests, to people sneezing on each other on purpose and politicians debating the next move. All this negativity will have an effect on your mental health and cause anxiety, whether you are conscious of it or not. Staying home all day could mean that you will focus on the wrong things.
Is your business suffering right now from the COVID-19 pandemic? Time to rethink your infrastructure
Apr 10 2020
If you are a business owner, COVID-19 has certainly changed the game. While many businesses have temporarily closed down, or have difficulties (ex, amusement centers for kids, restaurants, shops, therapists) others are learning to thrive, especially those who are already set up to use technology to continue operating. The need to get up to date with the technology available is now fully evident. Businesses are learning to develop strategies to work remotely and this will eventually prove to be positive.
Is there life after death?
Apr 9 2020
The question of life after death has been plaguing the mind of human beings for centuries. We are conscious beings and grasping the concept of no longer existing is difficult. While traditional scientists have been speculating that our consciousness is produced within the brain, nobody has been able to explain how brain cells could generate it. We might not be able to see what is on the other side, but we can look at what experiences human beings have had in relation to life after death.
How can hobbies save your life, your brain, and your sanity during tough times
Apr 7 2020
Not only are hobbies fun, but they are also part of the8 essential dimensions of wellness. Hobbies keep the mind healthy by maintaining brain functions. When practicing a hobby your brain remains active therefore potentially preventing brain degeneration diseases. When you develop a hobby, you learn new things, you activate your brain, you explore possibilities, you are stimulated, you are creative. Hobbies can be a lifesaver during tough times, when money is low, or when we can’t engage in social activities.
Worried about feeding your family? Learn about the cheapest and healthiest foods to buy during tough times
Apr 6 2020
When times are hard, you will be faced with the difficult decision of what to purchase to keep yourself and your family healthy and full. I have put together a list of items that are a must during poor situations. I have learned from personal experience to walk away from any pre-made packaged food as you can truly make everything yourself with raw ingredients. Sure, it will take a bit of time to prepare in the kitchen, but once you start making food for yourself, you will realize that the amount of money that you can save is ridiculous.
The 8 Dimensions Of Wellness explained for the perfect balance of body, mind, and soul
Apr 5 2020
Why is wellness important? Wellness is a choice. It is the act of choosing a healthy, balanced and fulfilling life. As we age, our bodies become prone to a variety of ailments. If our body isn’t taken care of, it will get sick, and if our mind isn’t taken care of it will whither. Choosing wellness is essentially choosing to live a long and prosperous life. Wellness has 8 dimensions. There is emotional, social, spiritual, environmental, financial, intellectual and physical well-being.
6 reasons why video games are not as bad as everyone says they are
Apr 3 2020
For the longest time, The negative aspects of video games have been clouding the front lines of information outlets. How many times did teachers scold parents for allowing their kids too much video game time? While certainly, it’s important to have a healthy balanced life, with enough outdoor time and healthy social interactions, making some time for video games can be beneficial for the mind and spirit. Video games are here to stay, we mind as well embrace the positive aspects they provide.
Do you have an unhealthy obsession with people loving you back?
Apr 2 2020
“I need other people in my life so that I can feel alive and whole as a person” Does this statement ring a chord? If this reminds you of yourself or of someone that you know, then you could be looking at a condition where you are emotionally dependent on others, a.k.a. a dependent personality disorder. People who suffer from this condition fear that if they don’t connect with others, they don’t exist.
Don’t trust your thoughts and sleep well tonight
Apr 1 2020
Don’t trust your thoughts and sleep well tonight Your brain is a liar. It lies all the time. So take a deep breath, say, “Hey brain be quiet!” and read on. The truth is sometimes: You may feel a threat when there isn’t one Your memories might not be as accurate as you think Your beliefs and feelings are not everyone else’s reality You might naturally fear something unknown, even though there is no danger The brain is an amazingly complex organ where all thoughts and reactions are manufactured.
How did Taiwan curb the spread of COVID 19 so quickly? What is Taiwan doing that we aren’t?
Mar 30 2020
When those living in Europe or America think of Asia, the thoughts often result in crowded night markets, crowded streets, crowded transportation systems, great street food, and beautiful temples. One might think that a country like Taiwan being so crowded will quickly follow down the footsteps of China. with COVID 19 quickly spreading within the population to pandemic proportions. “Life is going on, as usual.” says Andy K., a 45-year-old South African business owner who is currently living in Taiwan.
Top ten small dog breeds that can live in small spaces
Mar 27 2020
If you are thinking of getting a dog but you live in a small apartment, a small dog might be the solution. Getting a small dog does not mean that they don’t have high energy requirements. Some do less than others. Some small dogs have high energy and require a lot of exercises, therefore, You need to research the dog breed properly based on character and not just look before you make a final selection.
Music healing techniques and who they heal
Mar 26 2020
We have all experienced the power of music in one way or another. Play a sad beat, and nostalgia will engulf you like a wave, play an upbeat song that you love, and watch your body move without even giving it a second thought. Music has the power to lift your mood, calm you down or get you hyper. Artists express themselves through music because it is a direct conduit to emotions, feeling, thoughts.
Live cams around the world
Mar 23 2020
Would you like to see what is going on around the world right now? Let’s rephrase this: Would you like to see what people are doing around the world right now, without a filter? You can see it all for yourself. Check out these live cams that Livestream from countries all around the world and see what the people are up to. Live cam from Times Square, New-York Live cam from Roma Square - Piazza Roma, Italy.
Stuck at home with the kids? (part 2) Check out these virtual tours that will give homeschooling a whole new meaning
Mar 19 2020
The beauty of homeschooling is that every situation is a great opportunity to learn something. I have been homeschooling my kids for about a year now and have discovered many wonderful resources online that can transform boring classroom school methods into a really fun and interactive learning experience. The trick is to pick a subject and explore it fully. For example, if you choose to explore the Great Wall of China, the Vatican City, the Colosseum or even space, you can start by pulling out the map of the world and doing a bit of geography.
Overcoming the challenges of working from home
Mar 18 2020
While working from home sounds like an awesome way to earn money, it does come with several challenges. The advantages we often hear or read about on the subject always glorify this line of work, but in reality, working from home actually requires a certain amount of self-discipline, as well as the mental ability to separate home life from work. In the beginning, it might sound fantastic to get out of bed and head straight to the computer while still in pajamas, but over time, this may become redundant.
top ten unusual dog breeds
Mar 17 2020
Dogs are amazing. They are our companions, working partners, therapy assistants, hunters, and professional cuddlers. They come in all sorts of sizes and shapes, from super tall to super tiny. Some dogs are majestic, beautiful, others goofy and at times almost ridiculous. We love all of them. Sometimes, one might come across and interesting or unusual dog breed who has features that are so different from the other canines, that they really stand out from the crowd.
Are the kids always bored? Try some of these easy tips that will keep them busy and stimulated while they are stuck at home
Mar 13 2020
As parents, we have all experienced rainy days (or snowy days? Typhoon days? Virus spreading around the world days?). It’s not always easy to keep kids happy, especially when they are exuding tons of energy and need an outlet to release it into. Never fear, there are many things that you can do to maintain your sanity as a caregiver. Time to get artistic! Pull out the paintbrushes and paint, shred some newspaper and make Papier-mâché, experiment with flour and make homemade playdough, cut out cardboard boxes and make a car.
Natural ways to fight a cold
Mar 13 2020
Echinacea Echinacea products come in many forms including tablets, juice, and tea. It is recommended to begin taking echinacea at the first signs of a cold or flu. Having used it myself several times, I have to say that I found it quite effective at preventing cold or flu symptoms from getting worse. Echinacea activates chemicals in the body that decrease inflammation, which might reduce cold and flu symptoms. Laboratory research also suggests that echinacea can stimulate the body’s immune system.
Don't let loneliness defeat you by keeping busy, active and healthy with these tips
Mar 5 2020
There will be times in our lives where we will feel the void of loneliness creeping in. Maybe we broke up with a partner, or we live alone, or don’t have many friends. It can happen to anyone at any time. It is important to not let loneliness creep in so deep into our minds that we become depressed as a result. Loneliness is not the end of the world, and just like everything else in life passes, this will pass too.
Take charge of your feelings by creating a positive attitude in your life
Mar 4 2020
Have you ever caught yourself being mean to yourself? I’m talking about those little fleeting everyday moments when you inadvertently call yourself stupid or tell yourself that you don’t deserve something good anyway because you are not good enough. You get a glimpse in the mirror and think: I need to be skinnier, prettier, I look awful in this shirt. You think that maybe your boss hates you, your coworkers are talking behind your back, or that your performance isn’t good enough.
Feel joy today by changing the way you think
Feb 25 2020
We all go through our good days and bad days. A bad day is sometimes inevitable so cheer up and remember it happens to all of us. Even though you might not see the light at the end of the tunnel, a new day will come, and the sunshine will come back. There are things that you can do to cheer yourself up when feeling under the weather. Listen to some cheerful music.
Heal your physical and emotional pain by tapping into these universal energy healing techniques.
Feb 24 2020
The world is not simply made of the stuff that we can see with our eyes, hear with our ears or taste with our tongues. Over the course of time, several scientific fields of study have been developed and researchers have been able to prove what previously was thought as impossible. Think of electrical energies, nuclear energy, gravitational energy and sound energy. Scientists tackle astrophysics, quantum physics, atomic physics essentially unlocking the mysteries of the earth and the human species.
How to stay mentally and physically healthy when money is an issue
Feb 20 2020
While some people simply go to the store and get whatever is missing in their household without a second thought, others work with what they got because they are trapped in the poverty loophole. Poverty could happen to anyone. It could be because of divorce, or loss of work. It could be because of sickness, trauma or immigration. It is easy for those who are well off to judge the poor but what people, in general, don’t know,
The fantastic world of ferrets
Feb 17 2020
Fearless and mischievous thieving tricksters That is the definition of a ferret. They say: curiosity killed the cat, but frankly I believe that this saying applies much more to ferrets. They are extremely smart and excessively curious. . When you are a ferret, anything new in your world warrants immediate investigation. They love exploring drawers, boxes, garbage cans, plastic bags, pockets, pipes, openings of any kind, socks, you name it. You can be sure that they will investigate and spill any unattended water cup in the room.
Want to know more about rabbits? Click here before adopting a rabbit.
Feb 16 2020
So you are thinking about adopting a bunny rabbit? Do you already own a rabbit and are curious about rabbit behavior? The following article will explain what you need to know about your pet rabbit. To understand rabbit behavior and care, one must first understand where rabbits come from. All domestic rabbits today are descendants of wild rabbits and if we take the time to observe their natural behavior, we can see that there aren’t very huge differences between both as the behaviors are essentially the same.
When you can't escape the source of anxiety in your daily life
Feb 12 2020
When anxiety takes over your life, the first step to getting rid of it is understanding what exactly this anxiety is. Anxiety is essentially fear of the unknown, fear of things to come that haven’t yet happened or fear that something terrible will be happening again. The good news is that once we understand what your anxiety symptoms are, we can learn to recognize when they happen, and we can take control.
Fantastic Herbs that promote relaxation and help beat the negative effects of anxiety in your body
Feb 8 2020
Many of us suffer from anxiety and it can be for different reasons. It could be genetic, a chemical disorder, it could be due to a traumatic event in your life, it could be postpartum depression or weather sensitivity… Not one reason is lesser than the other. Anxiety is very difficult to live with and one must make surreal mental efforts to learn to accept it, live with it and work with it.
Are you having a hard time with your relationships? You might be missing an essential skill
Feb 5 2020
One might think that being academically successful is what will make you stand out as an intelligent human being and automatically earn respect. But unfortunately, if you don’t have the emotional intelligence to manage your interpersonal skills, to show respect to those that are different, to accept others as they are and see their differences as their perfection equal to yours, you might never acquire the attention that you feel that you deserve.
Millionaires that prove that it's never too late.
Feb 4 2020
Always keep dreaming, keep working, keep failing and retrying again and again because you never know what the future may hold for you. Success is 99% failure. If you ever feel like you are losing hope because of where you find yourself in life, don’t give up. It’s never too late to have a new beginning. Many successful people have experienced hardships, poverty. and failure. This did not stop them from achieving their dreams.
The Viking dog breeds that still exist today
Jan 29 2020
If you are familiar with the Viking sagas, you can certainly recognize how highly valued and respected the dog was to Viking society. The Scandinavians believed that dogs were the guardians of the underworld and therefore traditionally buried them alongside their owners. It was their belief that the dog will be a guide to the afterlife. There have been many archaeological findings of Vikings being buried next to their dog companions along with other treasured possessions.
Read this before adopting your dog.
Jan 28 2020
Imagine being alive 15000 years ago. Your life goal is survival, hunting, and gathering. Sitting around the fire at night to keep warm with your clan is what constitutes your evenings. Many dangers lurk in the dark and you know that you are prey. You are caught in a game of survival of the fittest; Only the strongest and smartest survive. 15000 years ago, an unusual ally started to lure around the encampment.
Mice as therapy animals
Jan 14 2020
A mouse is small, quick, jumpy and nervous. Hardly a popular therapy animal. So how could they possibly be beneficial in Animal-Assisted-Therapy? I discovered that they have wonderful lessons to teach us. Surprised? This discovery began when I worked with a group of young kids. The children in that class were particularly energetic. The goal was to calm them down and teach them to listen. The first time I saw them, I brought my usual group of most trusted animals consisting of a rabbit, a ferret, a dog and a dove.
5 ways to deal with the bad news that ruin your day
Dec 13 2019
Bad news. The most horrible words anyone ever wants to hear. A sure trigger for anxiety, shock, depression, and other serious negative feelings. Receiving bad news is awful and it is important to keep your feet on the ground, give yourself time and regroup. Here is a step by step guide to dealing with bad news. 1-Give yourself time to process In order to cope with bad news, you must take a day or two (or more depending on the gravity of the situation).
feel better. 5 meditation techniques you can learn for stress relief and better living
Dec 13 2019
When we think of meditation, we often think of a dark room, with a lit candle and absolute silence. While it’s wonderful to have the perfect meditation space, life doesn’t always give us the perfection that we wish for. The good news is that meditation can be done in many different ways, all you have to do is choose the meditation technique that fits your lifestyle and begin to practice.
The wonderful benefits of spirituality in your life
Dec 12 2019
There is a universal search for connection, belonging and empathy. More and more people are bringing spirituality into their lives and for good reasons. It feels good and brings us closer to attaining wellness and peace. Studies prove that there are mental health benefits associated with the daily practice and belief in the spiritual. But what does it mean to be spiritual? According to Religion, Spirituality, and Health: The Research and Clinical Implications by Harold G.
Why are People with high adaptability happier
Dec 5 2019
Adaptability is the way that one responds to new situations and events with ease. The more adaptable that a person is the easier to stay relaxed, to be a team player and to keep a cool head when unexpected things happen. High adaptability is not about being the strongest, but about being the most flexible. Someone with high adaptability will have a much higher chance of success in any circumstance whether it’s in the city or the wild.
10 ways to save money this Christmas
Dec 3 2019
With the holidays at our doorstep, there’s a lot of excitement all around. Nothing is more precious than those quality moments spent with family and friends. The sparkle in children’s eyes, the smile on grandma’s face and every loving moment makes this special holiday season a celebration to remember. But the holidays also come at a price, from your wallet. This can be hard on some families, yet doesn’t have to be.
The terrible plight of micro-pigs/ Want to adopt a micro-pig? This info will help you
Dec 3 2019
When people think of micro-pigs they generally have one picture in mind and it’s something like this: But those are baby pictures only. They do not represent what a micro-pig really is for the next 17 years of its life. Only a very lucky pig will spend his entire life with one loving family. Micro-pigs grow up. It takes them 3 years to reach their adult size. This is how some alleged breeders will trick people into buying them.
The origins of cats
Dec 2 2019
Any cat lover knows the comfort and soothing feeling of a cat purring incessantly while sitting pressed against us. Cats have found their way into our hearts, and homes for thousands of years. There is evidence of their presence along side us all over the world, as we mutually benefited from this relationship. They protected our crops from mice and other small animals, and we in turn protected them. Today, they still continue to grace us with their presence and are even used as therapy animals.
Feeling down? Learn what happiness is all about. It's not as hard to attain as you think
Dec 1 2019
Happiness does not come in a huge package, ready to be unwrapped and swallowed whole. Too often, people have unrealistic expectations and think that the world owes them. Perhaps they are upset because something in their relationship isn’t perfect, they feel down because their career isn’t right, sad because they don’t feel good enough. But what so many fail to realize, is that happiness comes in small doses. True happiness, comes from precious fleeting moments that pass by and disappear in an instance.
Top 5 Signs of a loving and happy relationship that will last forever
Dec 1 2019
Relationships can be complicated. Many factors can make or break it. We often look for common goals, compatibility and similar hobbies. There are also outside factors like friends, money, family and career choices that can either interfere with, or strengthen the bond. But how do we know that we are in a good relationship? Even though Sometimes things aren’t perfect. several key points are essential to a good healthy relationship.
Does having a dog make you more attractive?
Nov 30 2019
This is a question for all dog owners out there. Have you ever noticed the difference in the number of people that talk to you when you are walking a dog, vs when your dog is not with you? It seems inevitable. You could walk up and down a busy street five times and no one will bat an eyelash. As soon as you bring a dog for that same walk, things drastically change.
Breathe and try these steps to bring yourself back on track when experiencing a panic attack
Nov 27 2019
You are having a panic attack, follow these instructions Go to the fridge and get an ice cube. Hold it in your hand, and focus on how it feels. Think of nothing else, just feel the ice cube. If you can’t get to a fridge, find an object that you can focus on. It could be anything nearby. Touch it, feel it with your hands. Focus on how it feels like, the texture, the shape.
Got the holiday blues?
Nov 27 2019
The Holidays are around the corner. Everywhere you look, there seem to be happy families celebrating together. Social media posts become centered around the holiday spirit, the decorations, the baking, family and close friends. Everyone is posting sugar cookie recipes and Christmas tree pictures. But what if you have suffered a loss? What if you feel socially isolated? What if you are poor? Every single Christmas bell sound becomes a trigger.
How you can learn to stop taking things personally all the time
Nov 27 2019
Maybe you are coming home, after a long day at work. You have supper, watch TV, do a bit of browsing, and hit the bed. That’s when it hits you. Maybe you are leaving a party. You come home, take a shower and lie down to rest, That’s when it amplifies. Maybe you spent the day taking care of the kids, taking care of your significant other, and finally, get a chance to take it easy.
When an unhealthy relationship takes a toll on you
Nov 26 2019
I am not going to sugar coat this. unhealthy relationships are complicated, difficult and can cause serious anxiety in a persion. An unhealthy relationship might be the hardest thing that you could ever have to experience. It could be a parent, a lover, a boss….Whether you decide to stay or not, it’s always a choice, no matter what other factors there are. There are organizations that you can reach out to.
How to communicate with your dog
Nov 23 2019
If you are having trouble training a dog, It simply means that he or she doesn’t understand you. You can learn to communicate with your dog but first you might need to change your mindset. Their behavior will adapt to you naturally if you adapt to them first. I dare you to try to tame an elephant without learning about him first! You can’t force an elephant to do what you want him to do without there being some understanding.
The Relational Oppositional system may explain why you feel trapped in a relationship
Nov 22 2019
Behold! For you are about to receive the ultimate relationship advice, the key that will unlock true love and heal troubled relationships. This is the ultimate magic spell to bring happiness, love, and fulfillment into your life… Be true to yourself. Not what you were expecting? Hold on, there is more to this than meets the eye. Being authentic with yourself You might be feeling a bit surprised by this relationship advice, but the answer is not complicated, It just takes a bit of practice.
How do I select an animal for pet therapy
Oct 15 2019
There are many factors involved when selecting an animal to work as a partner in zootherapy, but the most important ones are: Zero Aggression Easy Adaptation Zero Aggression is a rule in place for obvious reasons. Let’s just all agree that a dog that bites when scared, surprised or touched will basically end a zootherapists career fairly quickly! Easy Adaptation also may seem obvious, but there is actually much to consider.
The First Reaction is Never Right
Sep 15 2019
I challenge you today with the thought that your first reaction is never right. Our reactions are a mirror of our own feelings, our fears, and our deepest emotions. You must become mindful that your thoughts are your own, and they do not represent other people’s perceptions. The reality of the situation you might be in, how you feel about an animal that you see across the street, how you judge another person’s reaction, is only your perception, and to break this barrier, the thing you must do is communicate.
What is a trigger? Learn to deal with your anger by understanding the psychology behind it
Mar 23 2019
Our past experiences have a great influence on how we react to the world around us. Our perception is our own and is what creates our uniqueness and individuality. On the other end of the spectrum, our perceptions are also the very things that block us from new experiences and new ideas. The reality experienced by a husband and a wife who are constantly arguing is very different and yet they don’t realize it.
44 famous quotes for positive thinking in your life today
Jan 1 2019
Positive thinking can help guide you when you feel down and need a little pick me up. Take a look at the following quotes, and maybe you will find one that will become your own personal Mantra. Embrace the glorious mess that you are. ― Elizabeth Gilbert All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure.