GOT G.I.R.L. POWER
We've all heard the nursery rhyme about girls being made of sugar and spice and everything nice. But what exactly does that mean? I bet most young girls nowadays have no idea. Girls are constantly striving to meet unrealistic images and expectations of the media and society. They struggle with self-esteem and self-image issues at very young ages. So what happens to our girls when they look in the mirror and believe they are not made of sugar and spice; that they don’t meet the world’s expectations of everything nice?
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By Cindy Dinsford
We've all had those nights that we just couldn't find the comfortable part of the bed and spent hours tossing and turning till the break of dawn. Why does this happen?
Well, your desire to “toss and turn”, really isn't the result of you not being comfortable, it's the result of you not feeling relaxed. On a deeper feeling our mind wants us to relax, but most of the times we interpret the message as “find a comfortable spot on the bed.” True relaxation comes from within you, and has to be triggered by your inner thought process.
For example: You could be in a hammock on a hot summer day in Hawaii, but if you're thinking about whether the stock market will rise or fall, and you've got a 100 million dollars on the line and it's REALLY bothering you, it won't matter what position you're in that hammock, you won't relax!
If you're lying in bed and you get the urge to toss or turn, wait it out, you'll be surprised how quickly it fades! When you get the urge to toss and turn, ask yourself “How can I focus on something else right now to feel more relaxed?” As you lie there for about 15 seconds, you'll be surprised at how the urge to toss and turn simply fades, and you realize that all you really want to do is relax.
Understand that if you do start tossing and turning, it will not end with just ONE toss or turn, because of the momentum effect, you will just keep tossing and turning till the break of dawn!
Sometimes the urge to move is really intense, or maybe you really are in a very painful position on your bed. If you absolutely MUST move, do it in this way:
1) Move, but move very slowly. Remember what it feels like when you wake up in the morning and you're very sleepy, do you move very quickly then?
2) As you move very slowly, put a big bright smile on your face, and take a deep breath.
Another reason why tossing and turning keeps us awake is because we do it very quickly, and the more we do it, the more it agitates us! So do it very slowly, and make sure to smile and breath deeply, you will feel the difference :-)
Avoiding Tossing and Turning
Tossing and turning is an often experienced phenomenon for most of us. There are nights when we are just not comfortable on the bed and keep tossing and turning all over, all through the night. What bothers us?
Tossing and turning is not a feeling of discomfort, it is actually an offshoot of our mental equilibrium that is not relaxed. Irrespective of our mind wanting us to relax, our bodies want to find a more comfortable spot on the bed, a result of misinterpretation. Relaxation has to come from within you and should be a result of your thought process.
Lying in a hammock on a hot summer day, on a Hawaiian beach would sound very relaxing. If you keep thinking about millions invested on the stock market that could take a beating, if and when it crashes, the hammock will not work wonders in relaxing you.
When you feel the urge to toss and turn on the bed, give it time, wait. It will go away faster than it came. Lie there and think about focusing your mind elsewhere more relaxing than where it was and the urge to toss and turn will be out of your system in about 15 seconds. The best part of this exercise is that you will realize that you need to relax and not try finding a comfortable place on bed.
If you start tossing and turning it becomes a never ending process for the night and will not stop till the morning.
At times when you feel that the urge to toss or turn is very high and you have to move, try it the following way:
Tossing and turning keeps us awake because we tend to do it quickly and impulsively, the more quickly we do it, the more agitated we get. Try it in the way said above, you will feel the difference and probably get out of the habit in no time.
Tiptoe Through Genesis
by Nancy Reuben Greenfield
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By Barbara Fielding
Firstly, birds will be attracted by the geographic location of your garden.
To find out which birds are at the moment in the geographic area, you will have to consult the specialty magazines and documentations. Maybe even the whether guy can provide some information regarding this aspect although this is not always true. Libraries and book stores have books based on migration, on the roads that some bird species take to get to their summer or winter residence. Also, taking pictures of bird you see around you and confronting them with informative materials that you already have or searching for information related to them can be an option to find out if these bird are going to make a stop in the area you live in.
Birds need water. This is highly important. A bath or a pool, no matter the size or the material, would instantly attract many bird families, even wild ducks and gooses.
If you could also arrange a place where they could find some food, bird seeds, bread or anything else they might like, that would increase the chances they made an escapade in your garden. You can try, for instance with corn. Seeds of any type also hold an answer to the question related to attracting birds towards your garden. The seeds that almost all birds prefer are sun-flower seeds, extremely easy to find, and cheep also. Anyway, before buying the seeds, you should make a list with all the birds that are in the area and with every bird’s food preferences to assure you can provide food for many types of birds present.
These are the first steps that you have to make to attract birds in your garden. The second step is keeping away from the garden all the things that might scare or disturb birds. Animals from the next garden, neighbor’s dogs can scare the birds. Try and ask the neighbors to keep the dogs chained or in the house, because they are mostly scared by dogs.
Also, you must know that some birds do not agree with each other, so that a certain species might avoid your garden because there is another species in it. Some can also stay away because of the fact you have children and the noise is too loud, and others can stay away because the place doesn’t look natural enough. So, knowing their nature and customs can be a decisive factor in bringing them in our backyard.
By Eleze Thomas- McMillian
Sometimes, in order to see the path that is prepared for you in life, you must first walk it for yourself.
Lisa Thomas-McMillan has done just that. Born to a family of working poor, Thomas-McMillan knew from a young age what it was like to be hungry. She tells her early story, from growing up in rural Alabama in a family of twelve, to living as a hippy in California, all with an exciting blend of modesty and assurance that is difficult to find in an author who has not lived through similar experiences.
Somewhere during her early life, Lisa found her path and recognised that it was to ‘feed the need’ wherever it is found, particularly among the sick, the elderly and the poor.
And now, after twenty years of helping the poor and another five years of writing, Lisa’s inspirational and compelling book, Living Fulfilled – The Infectious Joy of Serving Others, is now available for you to purchase. It shows the path Lisa took, tells you how you too can take a similar path and shows that you need not be wealthy to make a difference to the lives of others.
All profits from the sales will go to help build a soup kitchen, which will provide 2500 meals per month for those less fortunate, so you will already be making a difference, just with the price for the book.
As Lisa says, she is privileged to live her dream, helping those in poverty for nothing more than their thanks and her simple philosophy is this:
If we all live for one another instead of for ourselves, no one will go hungry or have to endure the many sufferings that accompany a life of poverty.
Try it for yourself, and if you do nothing else than buy this book, then you will already have made a small difference.
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