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Changing jobs? Consider this.


On a recent trip to Washington, DC I chatted with a woman who had recently changed jobs and cities, moving from Philadelphia to Washington, DC. The facility she's working for and the team she's working with are both top notch, yet she hesitated when I asked her how she liked the change. It turns out that her hesitation stemmed from the unanticipated higher cost of living in DC. Even though her salary was more than in Philly, she is finding it hard to make ends meet in DC.
At the other end of the spectrum is the female executive in the gaming industry living in Las Vegas. Before she made the commitment to join a new organization, she negotiated a full-time personal assistant into her contract. A personal assistant who deals with dry cleaning, grocery shopping, wrapping birthday and holiday gifts and other time-consuming errands so she is able to bring some life balance into her very busy life.
As you consider making a change, here a three suggestions that may help that dream job stay dreamy:
#1: Do your research. Find out what the differences are between your current job and the one you're offered. A few non-obvious items to consider:
  • commute times
  • cost of living (average electric and heating bills, housing, dining and entertainment, parking, etc.)
  • access to services you value (good grocery store, gym, good running paths, doctors, etc.)
#2: Spend some time intentionally reflecting on what you love in your current job, and what you're seeking in your new job. Be very clear with yourself. If you enjoy most of what you have in your current job, perhaps a candid conversation with your manager about what you're missing would be productive.
#3: What's the new team like? You've likely met your new manager, but have you met the rest of the people you'll be working with? They are the people you'll be spending more time with than anyone else in your life. Shouldn't you at least meet them before you take the plunge?
As you're considering changing jobs, be sure to consider the whole package and not just the shiny ribbon!

7 Ways to Add Adventure to Your Career

When you're living the Cisco life, having big goals and a life filled with adventure seem to go hand-in-hand.
Just ask Brian Dickinson, Cisco Systems Engineer. Already a fan of hiking and camping, when he moved to the Pacific Northwest of the US, the thought of taking up mountain climbing.
"Once I started climbing, I just wanted to keep going!" Brian laughs.
Keep going he did – as Brian accepted the Seven Summits challenge and climbed the world's seven tallest peaks: Kosciuszko, Blanc, Puncak Jaya, Vinson, Elbrus, Kilimanjaro, Denali, and Everest – the tallest mountain in the world.
It was Everest that would be his biggest challenge. After his Sherpa became ill a mere 1,000 feet from reaching the goal, Brian decided to continue on alone. He made the summit, took a few photos and radioed in, but then became snow blind. At 29,000 feet he was left without his vision and low on oxygen. Suddenly the journey down Everest became harder than the journey up.
Spoiler alert – Brian made it back safely. Since the experience he has also written a book, Blind Descent, and even become a motivational speaker — he credits Cisco in helping make happen.
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"Cisco gave me a great platform to reach people just beyond climbing mountains," Brian said. "They've allowed me to really share my experience and motivate others. You can be in the perfect setting and still choose to work yourself to death. If you have discipline for a strong work/life balance and values, then Cisco is the company to work for because they're all in. They'll support you in whatever you want to do in your career and personal life."
Brian had some key points to help you add adventure to your career, based on his experiences.
  1. Set A Goal – What is it that you want to achieve? Do you want to advance in your career or write a book? Maybe you want to dive the Great Barrier Reef or become a motivational speaker yourself! Decide on your goal – go as far as saying it out loud, writing it down or telling a close friend/family member to help keep you accountable. Then get to working on it!
  2. Focus – To achieve your goals you'll need a plan, some preparation, and perhaps even additional training. Once you know what steps you'll want to take – get to work and focus on the plan you created. A lot of people use planning as a way to keep postponing the real work, yet still feel as if they're accomplishing something. Don't let this happen to you. As Brian made his way back down Everest without his vision (which would not return for another month and a half) he said his focus kept him going so he could safely return to his family. Sometimes you just need to put one foot in front of the other and inch along as best you can.
  3. Learn From Failure & Adjust Your Course – Sometimes the best-laid plans don't pan out. Don't let this discourage you! Know that even an attempt is a step forward, re-access what may not have worked, adjust your course and plan of action and use that to your advantage in your next attempt.
  4. Know that Success Does Not Happen Overnight – Climbing Everest is a two month process. Summiting these mountains comes with many dangers, unpredictable weather – that can delay or end your journey all together, and a vast array of unknowns. Success takes time. Wear your patience with pride. A lot of hard work goes into "overnight" successes.
  5. Find Your Balance – By infusing your life and career with adventure, it's also a great way to involve your family and friends in those experiences! Brian says, "You get married and have kids – that's not an excuse not to live life in an amazing way, just involve your kids, family and friends. People go through tough times, but it's these adventures and the people around you that make life worth living."
  6. Gain Perspective – Whether it is from one of the highest points on Earth, or from your workspace at sea level it's imperative to have perspective. Know that living a life of adventure is contagious and you can impact a lot of people in a positive way by doing the very things you love and reaching for your goals. Know when to play it safe, and when to push a little further.
  7. Give Back – On many of Brian's expeditions, he has taken Cisco technology with him to give back to the communities he's experiencing, "Tech brings people together!" Typically, he will visit orphanages in the area and deliver toys to the kids, before Everest he also brought Cisco technology that enabled the children in different area orphanages to connect and communicate with one another. It was an all-new experience for them and they loved it! How can you give back?
"Cisco is not one dimensional," Brian says. "There is so much opportunity here, with a simple left or right alignment you can achieve so much." So how do you plan on adding a dose of adventure into your day? Let us know in the comments!

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The PHILOSOPHY of Happy Life



By Junaid Tahir
While everyone is in pursuit of happiness, yet very few people understand that Happiness is already all around us. Its only matter of training our brain through simple skills to feel the Happiness.
Below PHILOSOPHY is presented for Easy-to-Understand and Easy-to-Practice in order to acquire immense Happiness, peace of mind and tranquility. While it take a little time to practice the below recommendations but trust me once your body, mind and soul are trained enough to live by these rules, nobody on earth will be able to stop the showers of ultimate happiness.  

Philosophy Of Living A Happy Life
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Present Moment
Live in Present moment. Past steals your peace of mind. Don't worry too much about future, the best is yet to come. Enjoy whatever positive is happening around you.
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Health
Health is TOP Priority. 30 minutes daily exercise and healthy diet should never be compromised. Healthy body ensure healthy heart and mind. One day you will regret for not giving attention to your body.
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Ignite the Happiness
Ignite happiness in others. The level of contentment and satisfaction achieved through making others happy by resolving someone's problem is priceless. Make difference even if you have $1 to spend and generate ripples of happiness.
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Love Unconditionally
Love unconditionally. Love people and use things, not vice versa. Expect nothing in return and you will never be disappointed. Stay honest with your loved ones. One of the greatest advantages of telling the truth is that you don't have to remember what you said. Develop Trust through politeness, straight forwardness, honesty, care and consistent behavior.
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Open to Learning
Open to Learning is vital for your success and happiness. Learning gives you exposure to see things from different perspective. Learn through observation, reading, trainings and spending time with wise people.
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Self-Audit
Your today should be better than yesterday else you are in loss. Mistakes are valuable as long as you learn from them. Weekly Self Audit for all domains of life such as Religious, financial, educational, familial, emotional, professional, social and physical must be done for continuous improvement. People who write their goal are 60% more likely to achieve so write down current issues and your goals in each of the domains mentioned above.
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Optimism
Optimistic people live less-stressful life. Find out positive in every problem you face. For weak people, problems create more problems, for better people problems are challenges to handle, for optimists and courageous people, problems are opportunities to grow. So be an optimist and solution-oriented person.
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Don't delay things. Now is the moment to act. No procrastination. Become "Professor Now" instead of "Mr. Later". Delaying things will keep piling up clutter in your brain adding stress to your life.
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High Gratitude
People having high sense of gratitude are the most happy people. There are billions of people poorer than you. There are hundreds of complicated diseases which you don't have. Be thankful for each of your organ. When your head is on the pillow and the day is almost done, Count God's blessings, count them one by one. Family blessings, economical, physical, mental, educational, professional and so on.
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Yes to Change
Be adaptable to new situations. Elastic people are welcomed in the society and stubborn people develop more stress and produce more complications. Respect the opinion of others and be open to accept the Change. Remember, no one is in-charge of your happiness except you so adjust yourself to ever changing situations in life. Convince people with logic or get convinced. There is no point of keeping brawls for longer duration, impacting your brain, body and emotions.


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What's the Quality of Your Thoughts?

By, Junaid Tahir​​

Analyzing Your Thoughts

Why Should I Analyze My Thoughts:
Quality of thoughts determines the level of peace of mind. Negative thoughts result in negative acts which in turn causes distraction in emotions, unstable behavior, frequent mood swings, family complications, lack of trustworthiness, financial mistakes, professional brawls and so on. Healthy thoughts result in more positive outcomes, high happiness index, better health and so on. So all in all your thoughts are defining your present and your future.

There are several reasons for negative thoughts including but not limited to your circumstances, your brought up, financial situations, family conflicts, job and family complications. While you may not be able to fix these reasons, it is highly recommended to analyze your thoughts and mitigate the negative impact as much as possible. If you remove the impurities from your thoughts you would be able to have a positive, focused and prosperous mind.

How to Analyze My Thoughts:
If you have seen a big aquarium, you must have noticed that the fish keep wandering here and there continuously. From right to left, bottom to up, here and there; all day long. They don't seem to be getting any specific advantage while doing so. Same is the case with human mind. When your head is on the pillow, your brain starts wandering here and there. Several times it is processing the thoughts which shouldn't be the point of concern at all. Though fish do not know this but you can control your wandering of brain by picking up a specific thought/subject and ask these questions:
a)    Why am I thinking about this subject? Is this subject related to others? Why am I thinking negative about someone? I should mind my own business.  
b)    What exactly is the issue? Is this something impacting (or going to impact) me or my family? Can I define my issue/question in one sentence clearly so that I can focus on the solution?
c)    How: can I resolve this issues? Is this doable? If not, can I take advice from others?. If I have the solution then what are the steps which needs to be taken?



How Can I Improve the standard of my Thoughts:
a)    Avoid thinking about unnecessary things specially related to others. Mind your own business. Posses a focused mind.
b)    Stop comparing yourself to others. It's an insult to yourself. You are a unique soul and you are independent on your living, your decisions and your destiny.
c)    Don't think of monetary gains too much. Excessive love for money and assets is the root of most of stresses. Work on your real wealth.
d)    Develop the habit of forgiving and letting things go off. If you are keeping the grudge in your brains for longer durations, you are killing yourself. Stress is a slow poison which deepens its roots your brain and destroy your physical and mental health.
e)    Read quality quotes or articles on positivity and try to absorb the message. This will kill the germs of negativity.
f)    Practice the habit of gratitude. Stop complaining, criticizing and blaming. When a negative thought comes in, convert it to positive by looking at the positive side of the issue.
g)    Instead of thinking about your 'wants' too much, think about your needs. This will reduce the magnitude of your focus because usually needs are limited but wants are too many. Adapt simple life style as it reduces unnecessary socio-economical issues.

​Sometimes, What We Love Goes Away... Never to Return.



Their marriage was good, their dreams focused.
Their best friends lived barely a wave away.
I can see them now,
Dad in trousers, work shirt and a hat;
And Mom in a house dress,
Lawn mower in one hand, and dish-towel in the other .
It was the time for fixing things:
A curtain rod, the kitchen radio, screen door,
The oven door, the hem in a dress.
Things we keep.

It was a way of life, and sometimes it made me crazy .
All that re-fixing, re-heating leftovers, renewing;
I wanted just once to be wasteful? Waste meant affluence. Throwing things away meant you knew there'd always be more.

But when my mother died, and I was standing in that clear morning light in the warmth of the hospital room,
I was struck with the pain of learning
That sometimes there isn't any more.

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Sometimes, what we care about most gets all used up and goes away...never to return.
So..... While we have it, it's best we love it... And care for it...
And fix it when it's broken... And heal it when it's sick.





This is true: For marriage... And old cars...
And children who misbehave at times...
Dogs and cats with bad hips...
And aging parents...
And grandparents.
We keep them because they are worth it,
Because we are worth it.
Some things we keep,
Like a best friend that moved away
Or a classmate we grew up with.

There are just some things that make life important,
Like people we know who are special...
And so, we keep them close! 



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Technology: What is 5G? How Fast It Would Be?


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Just five years after the first 4G smartphone hit the market, the wireless industry is already preparing for 5G.

Each of the four nationwide cell phone carriers, as well as smartphone chipmakers and the major network equipment companies are working on developing 5G network technology for their customers.
There are many significant hurdles that all the industry players have to clear before you'll see a little 5G symbol next to the signal bars on your smartphone screen. For example, it has yet to be determined what 5G even means, let alone what it will look like and when it will get here.
But as consumers use up rapidly growing amounts of 4G bandwidth watching streaming videos on their phones, 5G will soon become a necessity. As telecom engineers work furiously to develop 5G technology, we're getting a clearer picture of the who, what, where, when and why of 5G.
What is 5G?
5G wireless table
The "G" in 3G, 4G and 5G stands for "generation." So 5G will be the fifth generation of wireless network technology.
The standards for 5G have not yet been set. According to Bill Smith, president of AT&T's (T, Tech30) network operations, 5G will likely be defined in 2018, and the standards for 5G will codified sometime in 2019 by the standards-setting International Telecommunication Union, a branch of the United Nations. The standards will determine which wireless technologies can be called "5G," as well as what its characteristics must include, such as how fast it will be.
Still, it's possible to make a very educated guess about what 5G will look like based on the emerging 5G technologies that the wireless industry is experimenting with.
Here's the elevator pitch: 5G will be faster, smarter and less power-hungry than 4G, enabling a slew of new wireless gadgets. 5G will let us have faster smartphones, more smart-home devices and longer-lasting wearable gizmos.
How fast will 5G be?
4g vs 5g
5G has the potential to offer speeds up to 40 times faster than 4G -- fast enough to stream "8K" video in 3-D or download a 3-D movie in about 6 seconds (on 4G, it would take 6 minutes).
Unfortunately for consumers, there's a difference between lab experiments and reality. Peak speeds are fun to dream about, but in the real world, actual speeds are much slower than promised.
Nokia (NOK), one of the biggest 5G players, believes that its 5G technology will allow for real-world speeds of about 100 Megabits per second when the network is most congested -- that's about four times faster than 4G's top speed.
Another characteristic of 5G is that it will have ultra-low latency, meaning that it could drastically reduce the amount of time it takes for the network to respond to your commands. That could give the appearance of much faster loading websites, apps, videos and messages.
How will it work?
cell tower
A lot of the wireless companies' 5G experimentation is taking place in super-high frequencies -- as high as 73,000 MHz. Today's cell phone networks broadcast signal in a range of 700 MHz to 3,500 MHz.
The advantage of high-frequency signals is that they're capable of providing significantly faster data speeds. The disadvantage is that they travel much shorter distances and they can't easily penetrate walls. That means thousands -- perhaps even millions -- of mini cell towers, or "small cells" would need to be placed on top of every lamp post, every building, inside every home and potentially every room.
That presents a host of problems. How can cell phone companies possibly process all that data? There are companies, such as Google's recently acquired Alpental, that are working on those "backhaul" issues. But they're not so close to a solution, according to Akshay Sharma, wireless infrastructure analyst at Gartner.
That's why 5G might complement 4G, rather than outright replace it. In buildings and in crowded areas, 5G might provide a speed boost. But when you're driving down the highway, 4G could be your only option -- at least for a while.
When is 5G coming?
5g
None of these questions are going to be answered any time soon. The industry's consensus is that it will run 5G experiments in South Korea during the 2018 Winter Olympics, with mass deployments beginning sometime in 2020.
Yet Verizon (VZ, Tech30) has said that it is working on 5G technology with the aim of bringing it to market much sooner -- as early as 2017.
With all the questions surrounding 5G and all the wrinkles that need to be ironed out, it's exceedingly unlikely that anything Verizon does will be widely deployed. For example, the smartphone makers will need to develop chips that are capable of sending and receiving 5G signal without driving costs significantly higher.

The Journey Of Finding A Relationship



Unfolding To Others
The Journey Of Finding A Relationship



Before we embark upon the journey of finding the relationship that is right for us, we may want to take the opportunity to refine our concepts of who we are and what we want from life. That way, we are clearer on the kind of person we want to attract into our lives. Part of the journey of finding a mate is learning how to become our own mate. When we can learn to meet our needs without relying on someone else to complete us, we don't have to form relationships from the space of needing our emptiness to be filled. We can also discover our intrinsic value, separate from what someone else might be reflecting back to us. Getting to know who we are and learning to love ourselves creates a solid foundation of self that we can bring to any relationship.



If you want to be in relationship, but haven't found the right one for you, remember that the universe works in perfect order. Maybe all this time alone has been part of your preparation period for meeting your intended partner. Even the relationships in our lives that haven't worked out as we had hoped serve us by teaching us to make better choices in our next relationships.

Finding the relationship we want can come early or later in life. It may even happen again and again in one lifetime. There is no right or wrong for how to find a relationship nor is there a timeline that you have to follow. Follow your heart, li

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sten to your inner voice, continue to become your own soul mate, and stay open. Remember that the journey of finding the right relationship begins with being in right relationship with yourself. 
 
 
 
 
 

Good Fast and Cheap Service - The Choice is Yours


A fantastic message for all the consumers/customers on how to chose/buy the products/services.


Who You Love is a Mirror Image


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You meet and love your partner as a mirror of what you think and feel about yourself. What you 'get' is what your vibration attracted for good or otherwise. Look at the other one as you in a different body. You may have different background, skills, likes and dislikes but your energy in the beginning mirrored theirs. If you loved your inner self, you attract someone who merges with that, even if they are on the cusp of loving themselves likewise, but perhaps the attraction is your mutual love can bring that out of them.

 If you have dissatisfaction with who you see yourself as, and are not likely to do anything about it, that's the same energy you will likely attract. Things go less than expected because you and your partner gave less than was possible. Everyone is beholden of lessons for your choice of how you react or respond. When your 'vibration' is high, you will only attract those that fit into your vibration. Low vibrations only 'vampire' higher ones, ultimately resulting in a repositioning as a 'non fit'. Lower attracts lower, and the ensuing challenging experiences. 

 People who mainly find themselves attracted to the outer with little attention to the 'inner' of themselves and the other will be disappointed when the love is often missing later. Love is for those who are willing to let go and love with all their heart! Love is not for 'people of the mind' or those who value any other aspect of life more. Distractions to love will lower the experience of love, and hence the problems that follow.

Indulge the self! Not the outer, but the inner for it's all you've got that will go everywhere you go. There is always 'here' with the 'you' that you perceive with or without clarity. The inner love or lack of it will be your guide in decisions you make. Love and awareness bring wisdom for life's journey. Life and love are cause for celebrations. Why miss all the celebrations?!

Throw your hands up in the air, and reject the round and round of the rut you've dug yourself into. There is no way to raise your vibration but through your intention and passion to keep the commitment. You are not 'broken', but for your perception of being so. Have moments of breathing deeper while letting all thoughts fly away. You are the clear mirror, but for the dust that waits your wiping away. Love yourself more and more, and life will be filled with joy and hope alone. The universe will give to you as you give to life.


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Teaching Values to our Kids


When the ancient Chinese decided to live in peace, they made the great wall of china, They thought no one can climb it due to its height. During the first 100 year of its existence, the Chinese were invaded thrice. ... And everytime, the hordes of enemy infantry had no need of penetrating or climbing over the wall...because each time they bribed the guards and came through the doors.

The Chinese built the wall but forgot the character-building of the wall-guards Thus the building of human character comes BEFORE building of anything else..... Thats what our Students need today.
Like one of the Orientalist said: If you want to destroy a civilization and a nation there are 3 ways:

1. Destroy family structure.
2.Destroy education.
3. Lower the status of the role models and references.

1.In order to destroy the family; undermine the role of Mother, so that she feels ashamed of being a housewife.

2. To destroy education: you should give no importance to Teacher, and lower his place in society so as that the students despise him

3.To lower the role models: you should undermine the scholars, doubt them untill no one listens to them or follows them. For when a conscientious  mother disappears, a dedicated teacher disappears and there's a downfall of role models.

WHO will teach the youngsters VALUES! Have a thought!
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Is our home also invaded?
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World’s First Ibuprofen Patch

World's First Ibuprofen Patch Gives 12 Hours of Pain Relief

World's First Ibuprofen Patch Gives 12 Hours of Pain Relief     

Researchers at the University of Warwick have created the world's first ibuprofen patch delivering the drug directly through skin to exactly where it is needed at a consistent dose rate, the product's patent holder, Medherant stated in a press release.
The transparent adhesive patch uses a polymer matrix that stores the drug and sticks to the patient's skin.  The company reports it delivers the drug at a steady rate for up to 12 hours.
Why is this important? It opens the way for the delivery of other over-the-counter pain medicines through a long-acting patch without the risks of taking the drugs orally.
"Many commercial patches surprisingly don't contain any pain relief agents at all, they simply soothe the body by a warming effect. Our technology now means that we can for the first time produce patches that contain effective doses of active ingredients such as ibuprofen for which no patches currently exist. Also, we can improve the drug loading and stickiness of patches containing other active ingredients to improve patient comfort and outcome," University of Warwick research chemist David Haddleton said.
While novel, there are other means to apply ibuprofen directly to the skin, such as with gels, which some may find less convenient than a patch. The company also notes that the patch can hold 5-10 times more concentrated amounts of ibuprofen than gels.
"Our success in developing this breakthrough patch design isn't limited to ibuprofen; we have also had great results testing the patch with methyl salicylate (used in liniments, gels and some leading commercial patches). We believe that many other over the counter and prescription drugs can exploit our technology and we are seeking opportunities to test a much wider range of drugs and treatments within our patch," Haddleton said.
Nigel Davis, CEO of Medherant said the first products will be over-the-counter pain relief patches and that the company expects they will be on the market in about two years.
Source:nationalpainreport

Dr. Phil's 6 Rules of Talking and Listening - Oprah.com

Dr. Phil McGraw

True or false: When you talk to other people it's best to block your ears, dominate the conversation, and if they ask you what's wrong, chirp "Nothing." True! If you want to live alone for the rest of your life. If not, here's the conversation repair kit for you.

When it comes to relating to each other, communication is perhaps the most overused term in our vocabulary. The problem is that most people don't really know what good communication is. But talking and listening are essential tools for learning about your partner's feelings, making your feelings known and solving problems that arise within a relationship. As the saying goes, "It's better to light one candle than curse the darkness," so here's my attempt to shed some light on the subject and help you get better at the art of exchange.

Rule #1: Insist on emotional integrity
You gotta tell it like it is! You must insist that everything you say, imply, or insinuate is accurate, and if your partner challenges you on those messages, you must step up and own them. Mean what you say and say what you mean. You don't have to tell people everything you think or feel. But you do have to be accurate when you choose to disclose.

Suppose you're upset. When your partner senses that and asks, "Is something bothering you?" emotional integrity requires that you won't deny the message you're sending verbally or otherwise by saying, "Nothing is wrong; I'm fine." You may not be ready to discuss it, so the accurate answer might be, "I don't want to tell you right now; I'm just not ready to talk about it."

A lot of couples flagrantly violate this principle. Then they say, "We have trouble communicating." Of course they do—they both lie like dogs! And while we're on the subject: A material omission—leaving out something of crucial importance—is as much a lie as any actual misstatement.

Rule #2: Be a two-way, not a one-way, communicator
A one-way communicator talks but never listens and pays no attention to whether the listener appears to be "getting it." For her it's all about the telling, as in, "What I want you to do is go out there, get this work done, give these people this message, put those kids to bed, and come back in here." If that's how you communicate, all you know is what you've said, and you haven't got a clue about what the other person heard. Result: conflict.

But as soon as a one-way communicator asks for feedback, look what happens:
She: "Here's what I'd like you to do: A, B, C, and D. Does that sound okay to you?"
He: "Well, L, Q, R, and P don't make a whole lot of sense to me."

No wonder they're not getting along—they're not even talking about the same thing! When she checks to make sure that he has received the message, she uncovers a communication glitch. By soliciting feedback—by giving as much weight to what is heard as to what is said—you put a spotlight on the issues you, together, need to clarify.

7 Dangerous Acts After a Meal


1. Don't smoke —- Experiments from experts proves that smoking a cigarette after meal is comparable to smoking 10 cigarettes (chances of cancer is higher)
2. Don't eat fruits immediately — Immediately eating
fruits after meals will cause stomach to be bloated with air. Thre fore take fruits 1 -2 hours after meal or 1 hour before meal.

3. Don't drink tea—— Because tea leaves contain a high content of acid. This substance will cause the protein content in the food we consume to be hundred thus difficult to digest.
4. Don't loosen your belt———- Loosening the belt after meal will easily cause the intestine to be twisted and blocked.
5. Don't bathe———- ——- Bathing after meal will cause the increase of blood flow to the hands, legs and body thus the amount of blood around the stomach will therefore decrease, this will weaken the digestive system in our stomach.
6. Don't walk about———- — People always say that after a meal walk a hundred steps and you will live till 99. In actual fact this is not true. Walking will cause the digestive system to be unable to absorb the nutrition from the food we intake.
7. Don't sleep immediately—- ——– The food we intake will not be to digest properly. Thus will lead to gastric and infection in our intestine.

Story: The Dear, Lion and Forest Fire




In a forest, a pregnant deer is about to give birth.
She finds a remote grass field near a strong-flowing river.
This seems a safe place.
Suddenly labour pains begin.


At the same moment, dark clouds gather around above & lightning starts a forest fire.
She looks to her left & sees a hunter with his bow extended pointing at her.
To her right, she spots a hungry lion approaching her.


What can the pregnant deer do?
She is in labour!
What will happen?
Will the deer survive?
Will she give birth to a fawn?
Will the fawn survive?
Or will everything be burnt by the forest fire?
Will she perish to the hunters' arrow?
Will she die a horrible death at the hands of the hungry lion approaching her?


She is constrained by the fire on the one side & the flowing river on the other &
boxed in by her natural predators.
What does she do?
She focuses on giving birth to a new life.
The sequence of events that follows are:
- Lightning strikes & blinds the hunter.
- He releases the arrow which zips past the deer & strikes the hungry lion.
- It starts to rain heavily, & the forest fire is slowly doused by the rain.
- The deer gives birth to a healthy fawn.


In our life too, there are moments of choice when we are confronted on αll sides
with negative thoughts and possibilities.
Some thoughts are so powerful that they overcome us & overwhelm us.
Maybe we can learn from the deer.
The priority of the deer, in that given moment, was simply to give birth to a baby.
The rest was not in her hands & any action or reaction that changed her focus
would have likely resulted in death or disaster.


Ask yourself,
Where is your focus?
Where is your faith and hope?
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In the midst of any storm, do keep it on God always.
He will never ever disappoint you. NEVER.
Remember, He neither slumbers nor sleeps...
 

​Defining Moments






Most of us can remember turning points, instances that changed the course of our lives somehow. We may not have realized it at the time, but certain events – or even sudden shifts in our thinking – would become "defining moments", after which nothing would be exactly the same. In some cases, these defining moments are obvious, like when parents get a divorce or our family packs up and moves across the country. Others, however, may not jump out at us so easily. We may not realize the impact, for example, of the loss of a friend or the moment we saw our father sobbing over the death of a family member. Major events happen throughout our lifetime, but defining moments are those that change our lives or our perspective radically. It could be a lesson learned, a test of our resilience, or a positive awakening (a teacher, for example, praising our artistic talent and opening our eyes to new possibilities).


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nk about such moments? Essentially, they are a big part of who we are today, and may continue to influence our actions. Being rejected by a parent, for example, can result in an adult who still seeks approval and attention from everyone. Ask yourself what big moments have defined YOU. (Try to think of at least 10, don't stick to the obvious.) Are they still molding who you are as a person, long after they have passed? If so, realize that, just as they changed you in the past, you can work on changing their hold on you in the present

 
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