Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Fun Facts About Rainbows:

1) The order of the Rainbow spectrum is red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet
2) Roy G. Biv - The way to remember the colors of the Rainbow
3) Sir Isaac Newton discovered the seven distinct colors of the visible spectrum
4) The Rainbow is a reflection of perfect balance of the physical world
5) The Rainbow spectrum helps us understand the physical nature of the Universe
6) The Rainbow we see in a spectroscope takes the Universe apart to the smallest detail
7) What we see, feel, hear, taste and smell exists between the frequencies of red and violet
8) Rainbows are positive energy
9) Rainbows have relaxing and healing qualities
10) Rainbows are the universal symbol of peace and harmony
11) Rainbows are Gods promise - Genesis 9
12) Better than a good day - Have a Rainbow Day!!
13) A Rainbow is light refracted through millions of droplets of water
14) The angle of light refraction to create a Rainbow is 42 degrees to the eye of the observer
15) Each wavelength of light has a rate of vibration and produces the colors of the Rainbow
16) Rainbows and music are made of the same stuff just vibrating at a different frequency
17) It takes both the sun and rain to make a Rainbow
18) A Rainbow a day keeps the blues away!
19) Rainbows in your environment create good Feng Shui
20) Rainbows clear, cleanse, balance and attune your body and spirit.
21) The seven colors of the Rainbow correspond to the seven energy centers of the body
22) My heart leaps up when I behold a Rainbow in the sky.
23) Seeing a Rainbow is like stopping to smell the roses
24) As a man thinks, so he is…introduce more beauty and Rainbows into your life.
25) Give a Rainbow to a friend
26) Everyone needs a Rainbow
27) To love Rainbows is to respect all creation
28) The true shape of a Rainbow is a complete circle
29) If I cry tears let them wash away our fears and make a Rainbow of love for you.
30) Friends are like Rainbows - They bring laughter to your eyes
31) Iris was the Greek goddess of the Rainbow
32) Everyone loves a Rainbow!!
33) The "ladder to Heaven" is built of rungs which are the colors of the Rainbow


Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Something to ease your tension....


Slow and steady .....

Watch what you eat...!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

I was in primary six when I first read this poem. It touches me deeply ... I still remember that I made a few copies and display it at every front page of my textbook. As time passes by, I lost the poem until recently I search through the internet for this special poem.
Thanks to Thee for granting my wish...

Dear children of earth,
I just had to send a note and tell you today
Of how much I love you and saw you yesterday.
You were walking and talking with your friends.
So I waited all day for it to come to an end.

Just hoping you'd want to talk with me, too.
But as evening drew near I did not hear from you.
I gave you a beautiful sunset to close your day
And a nice cool breeze to soothe you on your way.

Though I longed to hear words from your tongue
You did not draw near me, you didn't even come.
It made me sad and many tears filled my eyes
And within my heart I began to cry.

I saw you fall asleep on your pillow last night
As I spilled upon you the soft moonlight.
How I longed to reach down and touch your cheek,
To awaken within you a heart complete.

I wanted to rush down so that we could talk.
But you didn't notice me, you didn't even look
Today you looked so very sad and alone.
If only you would invite me into your home.

I have so many gifts for you in store,
Riches in abundance and so much more.
But I won't push you for I'm a gentle man,
I'll just sit and wait patiently, for salvations' plan.

But, still, you haven't noticed that it is I
Though I try to tell you in the deep blue skies.
I whisper your name through the flowers and trees,
But you did not notice that it was even me.

I send soft incense through the flowers that glisten.
Still, you do not hear. You do not even listen.
I shout love to you in the mountain streams.
I clothe you with sunshine through the evergreens.

When will you see, when will you hear,
Through the nature scents that perfume the air?
Though I send love songs through the birds that sing,
Still, you have not noticed that I am your King!

What will it be that will capture your attention
So that we may spend an eternity together in heaven?
Please R.S.V.P.

Your Heavenly Father

Blessed are the soul who are touched by Thy grace...
Joy and Peace upon you...

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Bored with what you wear everyday????

Try this for a change....

Nice fishy from the market..

Warm and cozy in a bushy rat...


Dare to try this ??

( Something for the guys )

( Something for the girls)

So? !!!

Wear differently doesn't means you're special....
Be Yourself!

Monday, October 12, 2009


I got this story via email and I've found it touching my heart... This is a good story and is true, please read it all the way through until the end!

I am a mother of three (ages 14, 12, 3) and have recently completed my college degree.

The last class I had to take was Sociology.

The teacher was absolutely inspiring with the qualities that I wish every human being had been graced with.

Her last project of the term was called, 'Smile.'

The class was asked to go out and smile at three people and document their reactions.

I am a very friendly person and always smile at everyone and say hello anyway. So, I thought this would be a piece of cake, literally.

Soon after we were assigned the project, my husband, youngest son, and I went out to McDonald's one crisp March morning.

It was just our way of sharing special playtime with our son.

We were standing in line, waiting to be served, when all of a sudden everyone around us began to back away, and then even my husband did.

I did not move an inch.... an over whelming feeling of panic welled up inside of me as I turned to see why they had moved.

As I turned around I smelled a horrible 'dirty body' smell, and there standing behind me were two poor homeless men.

As I looked down at the short gentleman, close to me, he was 'smiling'

His beautiful sky blue eyes were full of God's Light as he searched for acceptance..

He said, 'Good day' as he counted the few coins he had been clutching.

The second man fumbled with his hands as he stood behind his friend. I realized the second man was mentally challenged and the blue-eyed gentleman was his salvation.

I held my tears as I stood there with them.

The young lady at the counter asked him what they wanted.

He said, 'Coffee is all Miss' because that was all they could afford. (If they wanted to sit in the restaurant and warm up, they had to buy something. He just wanted to be warm).

Then I really felt it - the compulsion was so great I almost reached out and embraced the little man with the blue eyes.

That is when I noticed all eyes in the restaurant were set on me, judging
my every action.

I smiled and asked the young lady behind the counter to give me two more breakfast meals on a separate tray..

I then walked around the corner to the table that the men had chosen as a resting spot. I put the tray on the table and laid my hand on the blue-eyed gentleman's cold hand.

He looked up at me, with tears in his eyes, and said, 'Thank you.'

I leaned over, began to pat his hand and said, 'I did not do this for you.. God is here working through me to give you hope.'

I started to cry as I walked away to join my husband and son. When I sat down my husband smiled at me and said, 'That is why God gave you to me, Honey, to give me hope..'

We held hands for a moment and at that time, we knew that only because of the Grace that we had been given were we able to give.

We are not church goers, but we are believers..

That day showed me the pure Light of God's sweet love.

I returned to college, on the last evening of class, with this story in hand.

I turned in 'my project' and the instructor read it.

Then she looked up at me and said, 'Can I share this?'

I slowly nodded as she got the attention of the class.

She began to read and that is when I knew that we as human beings and being part of God share this need to heal people and to be healed.

In my own way I had touched the people at McDonald's, my son, the instructor, and every soul that shared the classroom on the last night I spent as a college student..

I graduated with one of the biggest lessons I would ever learn:


Much love and compassion is sent to each and every person who may read this and learn how to LOVE PEOPLE AND USE THINGS - NOT LOVE THINGS AND USE PEOPLE. There is an Angel sent to watch over you. In order for her to work, you must pass this on to the people you want watched over. An Angel wrote: Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart To handle yourself, use your head.. To handle others, use your heart. God Gives every bird it's food, but He does not throw it into its nest.

It is a joy to share what we have with those who have nothing....
Peace & Joy








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Friday, September 11, 2009

The Fact About Broken Bones....

Your bones are tough stuff — but even tough stuff can break.
Like a wooden pencil, bones will bend under strain.

But if the pressure is too much, or too sudden, bones can snap.

You can break a bone by falling off a skateboard or crashing down
from the monkey bars.

When a bone breaks it is called a fracture.

There's more than one way to break or fracture a bone.

A break can be anything from a hairline fracture (a thin break in the bone)
to the bone that's snapped in two pieces like a broken tree branch.

Doctors describe fractures in the following ways:

* A complete fracture is when the bone has broken into two pieces.
* A greenstick fracture is when the bone cracks on one side only, not all the way through.
* A single fracture is when the bone is broken in one place.
* A comminuted (say: kah-muh-noot-ed) fracture is when the bone is broken into more than two pieces or crushed.
* A bowing fracture, which only happens in kids, is when the bone bends but doesn't break.
* An open fracture is when the bone is sticking through the skin.

What Happens When You Break a Bone?

It hurts to break a bone! It's different for everyone, but the pain is often like the deep ache you get from a super bad stomachache or headache.

Some people may experience sharper pain — especially with an open fracture.

And if the fracture is small, a kid may not feel much pain at all.

Sometimes, a kid won't even be able to tell that he or she broke a bone!

Breaking a bone is a big shock to your whole body.

It's normal for you to receive strong messages from parts of your body that aren't anywhere close to the fracture.

You may feel dizzy, woozy, or chilly from the shock.

A lot of people cry for a while. Some people pass out until their bodies have time to adjust to all the signals they're getting.

And other people don't feel any pain right away because of the shock of the injury.

If you think you or someone else has broken a bone, the most important things to do are to:

* stay calm
* make sure the person who is hurt is as comfortable as possible
* tell an adult
* if there are no adults around, call 911 or the emergency number in your area

The worst thing for a broken bone is to move it.

This will hurt the person and it can make the injury worse! In the case of a broken arm or leg, a grown-up may be able to cushion or support the surrounding area with towels or pillows.

One super-important tip: If you're not sure what bone is broken or you think the neck or back is broken, do not try to move the injured person. Wait until a
trained medical professional has arrived!

What Does the Doctor Do?

To treat the broken bone, the doctor needs to know which kind of fracture it is.

That's where X-rays come in handy.

X-rays give the doctor a map of the fracture so that he or she can set the bones back in their normal position.

With breaks in larger bones or when a bone breaks in more than two pieces, the doctor may need to put in a metal pin — or pins — to help set it.

For this operation, you'll get some medicine so you'll be asleep and unable to feel any pain.

When your bone has healed, the doctor will remove the pin or pins.

After your bone has been set, the next step is usually putting on a cast, the special bandage that will keep the bone in place for the 1 to 2 months it will
take for the break to mend.

Casts are made of bandages soaked in plaster, which harden to a tough shell (that's why they last so long!).

Sometimes casts are made of fiberglass or plastic — and some are even waterproof, which means you can still go swimming and get them wet! And sometimes they
come in cool colors or patterns that you can choose.

How Do Broken Bones Heal?

Your bones are natural healers. At the location of the fracture, your bones will produce lots of new cells and tiny blood vessels that rebuild the bone.

These cells cover both ends of the broken part of the bone and close up the break until it's as good as new.

What Should You Do When the Cast Comes Off?

Can you believe they use a saw to remove your cast? The funny thing is this saw doesn't hurt your skin at all.

It might even tickle! Once the cast is off, the injured area will probably look and feel pretty weird.

The body part that was in a cast might look strange at first.

The skin might be pale, dry, or flaky.

Body hair might look darker and the body part itself might look smaller because you might have lost some muscle while it was healing.

Don't worry.

This is all temporary.

Kids are great healers, so you'll be back to normal soon.

In some cases, your doctor might suggest you do special exercises to improve your strength and flexibility.

You'll want to go slow and ask the doctor if there are any activities you should avoid, such as hanging from the monkey bars.

If you want to return to a sport, ask the doctor how soon you'll be able to do it.

How can you be sure you don't break any more bones?

Accidents happen, but you often can prevent injuries by wearing safety helmets, pads, and the right protective gear for your activity or sport.

It's also a smart idea to do what you can to build strong bones. How do you do that?

* Get a lot of physical activity, especially stuff like jumping and running.
* Feed your bones the calcium and vitamin D they need to stay strong. That means getting your share of milk and other calcium-rich foods and drinks, such as broccoli and calcium-fortified orange juice.

Source : http://kidshealth.org/kid/ill_injure/aches/broken_bones.html

Broken Bones......

What can you see from the x-ray film?

Not only the tibia bone, the fibula bone also broken! This picture is special to me because it belongs to my dear brother who recently ( 21 August 2009 ) met an accident.

Until now he had undergone 3 operation and still suffering terribly.

This picture taken before the operation ...

A closed-up look of the leg..

Hope that he will recover very soon .....

*** Picture courtesy from my little brother Justsie who had help him much...
View more picture at http://akisagat-biauppr.blogspot.com/

You never know what will happen to you ...
Be prepared!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Out-of-date cosmetics are putting your health at risk

Only one in four women takes any notice of use-by dates on make-up and toiletries.

The rest are putting their health at risk by using old cosmetics for several years, even if they begin to smell or become discoloured, a survey revealed.

Beauty analyst Alexandra Richmond said: 'It is not simply a matter of products no longer performing to optimal standards. Old make-up can be hazardous to our health.

'Like food, cosmetics can expire and become dangerous to use. There may be far more lurking at the bottom of your make-up bag than an old dried mascara.'

Mrs Richmond believes women simply forget when they bought a product and so are more likely to wear it after its use-by date.

Four years ago, rules were brought in by the European Union requiring all cosmetics that could deteriorate after opening to carry advice on when they will expire.

Many manufacturers responded by adding 'Period After Opening', or PAO symbols to packaging.

Customers can simply look for the jar symbol, along with a figure indicating how many months the product will last.

But many ignore this, and continue to use mascaras and eye pencils after their six-month lifespan, according to research by Mintel.

Miss Richmond added: 'These latest findings highlight a lack of information available on cosmetic use-by dates.

'Repeated exposure to bacteria from the mouth affects lip colour cosmetics, while out-of-date mascara and eye pencils can raise the risk of infections.

'Natural and organic products containing fewer or no preservatives have a shorter shelf-life than conventional products and therefore potentially harbour higher levels of bacteria.'

Dr Chris Flower, of the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association, said: 'An area where people have had problems is eye products. I do think PAOs are a help here as eye-area cosmetics can become infected and cause problems for the eyes.'

Source : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1211047/Out-date-cosmetics-threat-health.html

Friday, September 4, 2009

How a romantic candle-lit dinner can give you cancer

They can add a hint of romance to a meal or make taking a bath a real luxury.

But scented candles can be bad for your health, say scientists.

The smoke produced by many of them is laced with toxins linked to cancer, asthma and eczema.

The odd candle is unlikely to do any harm, but we should avoid using them day after day in bathrooms and other poorly ventilated rooms, say the researchers.

The U.S. researchers burnt a range of candles in the laboratory and collected and tested the substances given off. This showed that those made of paraffin wax, the most common type, released potentially harmful amounts of chemicals such as toluene and benzene.

Some of the pollutants have been linked to cancer, while others could trigger asthma attacks or skin complaints, the American Chemical Society's annual conference heard.

Most of those on sale in Britain, including many scented ones, are made of paraffin wax, a byproduct of the petroleum industry.

Beeswax and soy candles, which are more expensive, were given a clean bill of health in the tests.

Researcher Dr Amid Hamidi, of South Carolina State University: 'An occasional paraffin candle and its emissions will not likely affect you.

'But lighting many paraffin candles every day for years or lighting them frequently in an unventilated bathroom around a tub, for example, may cause problems.'

Dr Noemi Eiser, of the British Lung Foundation, echoed the advice. She said: 'We would like to reassure people that occasional use of paraffin candles should not pose any risk to their lung health.

'However we would advise people to take sensible precautions when burning candles, such as opening a window to keep the room ventilated to minimise the amount of emissions breathed in.'

But Dr Joanna Owens, of Cancer Research UK, said: 'There is no direct evidence that everyday use of candles can affect our risk of developing cancer.'

She said it more important to focus on the risk factors that there was hard evidence for, such as smoking, alcohol, obesity, unhealthy diets, inactivity and heavy sun exposure.

The British Candlemakers' Federation said an authoritative study two years ago concluded that candles, including those made of paraffin wax, did not pose a health risk.

Source : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/index.html

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Just now I've received an email from a friend.... as usual, it has been forwarded from a person to another....
It concern to me a lot... coz one of our ex-colleague passed away because of cancer.... Anyway... the email sounds as below :


Something to consider...
Next time you go shopping for * LIPSTICK *
This comes from someone
Who works in the breast cancer unit at
Mt. Sinai Hospital, in Toronto.

From :
Dr. Nahid Neman

If there is a female you care anything about,
Share this with her. I did!!!!!
I am also sharing this with the males on my email list,
Because they need to tell the females
THEY care about as well!
Recently a lipstick brand called 'Red Earth'
Decreased their prices from
$67 to $9.90.
It contained lead.
Lead is a chemical which causes cancer.
The lipstick brands that contain lead are:
RED EARTH (Lip Gloss)
CHANEL (Lip Conditioner)
The higher the lead content,
The greater the chance of causing cancer.
After doing a test on lipsticks,
It was found that the Y.S.L. Lipstick
Contained the most amount of lead.
Watch out for those lipsticks
Which are supposed to stay longer.
If your lipstick stays longer, it is
Because of the higher content of lead.
Here ! is the test you can do yourself:
1. Put some lipstick on your hand.
2. Use a Gold ring to scratch on the lipstick.
3. If the lipstick colour changes to black,
Then you know the lipstick contains lead.

Please send this information to all your girlfriends,
Wives and female family members.
This information is being circulated at
Walter Reed Army Medical Centre.

**Dioxin Carcinogens cause cancer,
Especially breast cancer

After reading the email... I look for further info via the internet and I came across to this link :


Well ... do surf the link if you want to know the info that I've found.

It leaves me in total BLANK!

To all females out there ... what are your concern.... of course cosmetic helps us to look better heh?

Beauty VS Beast

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Feng Shui : Is It?

I never implement the Feng Shui in decorating our home because we do not have the Chinese blood (We believed that Feng Shui only works for the Chinese!).But recently, something triggers my mind to decorate our home with some ‘good’ paintings. Then it crosses my mind to add some Feng Shui tips in order to get the ‘luck’ that it may bring.

Feng Shui is an ancient art of decorating your home so that you promote happiness, health, and luck. It was first started in the Far East, but Feng Shui is now very popular among the Western civilization. Not everyone believes in Feng Shui decorating, but the tricks really do work. There are different reasons behind the benefits than what may have been originally believed, but the results are the same.

Here are some tips given to us when redecorating our home to fit a Feng Shui lifestyle:

1. Boost your mood with a mirror- By placing one mirror in a room, you'll find that positive energy is produced instantly because a mirror can brighten a dark room and make small, cramped spaced appear more spacious.

* Put a mirror near the stove is said to double your opportunities to make more money.

2. Achieve personal success with flowers- Fresh flowers boost your chances to create wealth, but you can even add a picture or painting of flowers, as well, to help begin to create a world of opportunities. It's actually been studied that women who had flowers in their homes just for a week reported happier moods with less depression and more compassion for others. Flowers can also boost creativity so you can find more creative means to solve problems.

3. Earn money with a fountain- Because water represents luck, energy, and wealth, you want to add a small indoor fountain by the front door, which can open up your opportunities. The water droplets can produce mood-boosting negative ions which trigger the release of feel-good serotonin in the brain, making you more likely to go after opportunities.

* Since water represents money, you want to fix leak sinks and pipes as soon as they happen because a leak means that your money is slowly draining out of your bank account.

4. Feel happy with a single picture- Place a picture of your loved one(s) by your bed because Feng Shui believes that the first thing you see in the morning and the last thing you see before you fall asleep will have a profound impact on your life. By looking at loved ones, it triggers your brain to release oxytocin, which is the "love" hormone, which makes your feel happy and secured. When you see a positive image, you will have a better mood all day long.

5. Create harmony with fruit- The kitchen represents togetherness, health, and prosperity, so you want to place a bowl of fresh fruit on the kitchen table to create harmony and success. You especially want to include oranges because they are seen to bring good luck. Because the fruit is available, it makes people more likely to eat healthy and skip junk food, which can be the strongest predictor of academic achievement, self-esteem, and future success. Plus the nutrients in the fruit improve energy, mood, mental functioning, and response to stress.

6. Reap your rewards with plants- Plants can counteract the lose of money and energy, especially when in the bathroom. Plants will not only brighten up the bathroom, but they will trap all positive energy so that it doesn't flow away. Because plants filter out pollutants and boost pure oxygen content in the air, they really can improve your energy, which is why having live plants in the bathroom is important because you typically use the most chemicals, the plants easily rid the space of the toxins, which can leave you more alert and health.

7. Feel loved with pillows- Arrange your pillows nicely next to each other in the corners of the bed or couch because the arrangement can intensify emotion and affection because you feel more secure and relaxed. By using overstuffed pillows, you are subconsciously projecting comfort and security, as well as calmness when just looking at them. Pillows create the feeling of coziness and warmth.

Find Peace & Joy Within Yourself…..
Positive thinking ….

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Top 10 Foods to Feed Your Mind

1. Blackcurrants
Not so much a humble soft fruit as the ultimate superfruit, blackcurrants contain greater levels of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants than 20 other fruits tested at the Scottish Crop Research Institute. And all those antioxidants mean that a daily dose can help prevent Alzheimer’s.

2. Blueberries
Also rich in antioxidants, blueberries hold their own in the brain health stakes. Research published in the Neurobiology of Aging found that rats with blueberries in their diets had a slower rate of brain cell loss associated with ageing illnesses than those on normal food. And before we forget, they help to improve short-term memory loss too.

3. Cocoa products
Who would have thought that eating chocolate could improve your health? Well, strictly speaking, we’re talking about high-quality dark chocolate with at least a 75% cocoa bean content. With minimal processing, the cocoa bean retains the flavonoids that improve circulation and therefore blood flow to the brain. Unfortunately, those flavonoids have a bitter quality and they are often destroyed to make the cocoa taste better. Well, who said staying healthy was easy?

4. Nuts
Nuts are one of the best natural sources of vitamin E, which was shown by a study in the American Journal of Epidemiology to help prevent forgetfulness. Nuts also contain omega-3 fatty acids, with all the attendant benefits for mood and concentration. Eat a handful each day as a snack or sprinkle on your breakfast cereal or salad and stay focused.

5. Oily fish
Fish oils have long been considered healthy eating, particularly for the developing child, and now scientists writing in the Indian Journal of Pediatrics have found that the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that are contained in salmon, sardines and mackerel are crucial for brain development.
Children of mothers supplemented with these ‘smart fats’ had higher mental-processing scores and hand-eye coordination at the age of four. Fish also contains iodine, which is known to improve mental clarity. So aim to include some in your diet two to three times a week.

6. Pumpkin seeds
Think zinc – just a handful of pumpkin seeds are the answer to providing your daily requirement of this vital element, which helps to enhance memory and thinking skills. What’s more, experts say there is a link between zinc and sex drive. So what are you waiting for?

7. Sage
Referred to in 16th-century herbal texts as something that is “singularly good for the head and quickeneth the nerves and memory”, sage has a long and enduring reputation as a brain food. Now modern research by the Medicinal Plant Research Centre has confirmed the centuries-old claims, with sage oil clearly boosting word recall. And luckily for us, it makes a pretty good seasoning too.

8. Broccoli
The value of the little green florets lies in their containing heaps of vitamin K, which is known to enhance cognitive function, boosting memory and ability to concentrate.

9. Spinach
Researchers from Harvard Medical School found that women who ate healthy amounts of spinach preserved more of their cognitive abilities in later life. And just because that particular study focused on women doesn’t mean that the guys out there shouldn’t tuck in as well. Well, it was good enough for Popeye…

10. Tomatoes
The old love apple is rich in lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that has been shown to inhibit cancer, including in the brain. There is also good evidence to suggest that it can protect against the kind of cell damage that leads to dementia. So learn to love your tomatoes in all kinds of stews and salads and reap the benefits.

By: Sana Anderson, Nutritionist

Thursday, June 18, 2009

How To Get In A Good Mood

Feeling down lately? Then take proactive steps like these to turn that frown into a smile and your grimace into a grin.

Everyone goes through down times occasionally, where they feel depressed, frustrated, or unduly irritated. But if you find that your bad moods are becoming more frequent or lasting longer, it may be time to do something about them.

Of course, you can always check with your doctor if you feel unusually anxious, stressed out, or depressed. But if it's more like a vague "blah" feeling, here are some tips that may perk you up again:

1. Get moving. Moderate physical activity releases endorphins in the body's blood stream. Endorphins are natural elements that help to regulate hormones and emotions. When you have an adequate supply of them in your system, you feel balanced. If you have any physical limitations or have not exercised in a long time, ask your doctor if walking, swimming, or bicycling might be a helpful activity for you. Start slow, perhaps ten minutes a day at first, and increase your sessions to a half hour or more daily. Just don't overdo it to end up with sore muscles.

2. Write on. Research shows that keeping a journal and writing about negative feelings can help a person feel better and function well. But you also can write about positive things that are happening in your life. Recording pleasant events helps to preserve them, and reliving good feelings can contribute to mental health.

3. Eat right. Follow a nutritious diet to ensure that you are getting enough
vitamins and minerals. If in doubt, consider taking a supplement. Include plentiful fruits and vegetables, up to nine servings a day, to enhance your overall well-being. Avoid overeating, which can be a cause or effect of depression. If you are overweight, consult a medical professional to get a healthy eating plan.

4. Stay connected. Don't isolate yourself if you feel anxious or sad. Instead, make dates with friends, family members, and co-workers for a getaway lunch or after-work treat. Medical studies suggest that positive interactions with others, especially those with whom we have a friendship or relationship, can enrich our lives and promote a healthy mindset as well as longevity.

5. Enjoy some rays. Get a few minutes of sunlight when the weather permits. Avoid outdoor exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when the ultraviolet rays are at their worst. Aim for an early morning or early evening outing. Use sunscreen along with sunglasses and a hat to protect your skin. Recent research indicates that even light sun exposure can accent good health by preventing some forms of cancer, with other benefits, too. As with other practices, moderation is your best bet.

While anti-depressant medication may be the next step for some people who struggle with negative emotions, try suggestions like these to see what you can do on your own, first. If you experience extreme sadness or have trouble dealing with even simple daily tasks, consult a mental health practitioner. Chances are, though, that many people can benefit from a few basic lifestyle adjustments like those outlined above, so get started!

Courtesy from: http://www.essortment.com/lifestyle/getgoodmood_szzr.htm

Friday, June 12, 2009


Holiday makes me busier than before....

Will update this blog later....

Saturday, May 16, 2009



A Teacher for All Seasons
By Joanna Fuchs

A teacher is like Spring,
Who nurtures new green sprouts,
Encourages and leads them,
Whenever they have doubts.

A teacher is like Summer,
Whose sunny temperament
Makes studying a pleasure,
Preventing discontent.

A teacher is like Fall,
With methods crisp and clear,
Lessons of bright colors
And a happy atmosphere.

A teacher is like Winter,
While it’s snowing hard outside,
Keeping students comfortable,
As a warm and helpful guide.

Teacher, you do all these things,
With a pleasant attitude;
You’re a teacher for all seasons,
And you have my gratitude!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Top 5 Tips for Busy People

It seems in recent years being busy has become the rule rather than the exception. If you feel busy and stressed, and don't have a lot of time to work stress relief into your schedule, you may end up feeling tired and lethargic or overwhelmed and plagued by chronic stress. Clearly, stress relief is important even for busy people. The following are ways to get more energy, relieve stress, and find extra time in your day--a must for busy people everywhere!

1. Find Some Quick Stress Relievers
If you feel overwhelmed by stress during the day, a busy schedule may prevent you from being able to do what relaxes you the most, whatever that may be. However, there are some quick ways to feel better without taking hours you don't have to do so. Stress relief strategies such as breathing exercises can help you to turn off your body's stress reaction so you put a halt to chronic stress and can get back to your busy life.

2. Limit Your Caffeine Intake
If you're one to grab a cup of coffee or can of cola when you need a little extra energy, you may be making yourself MORE tired in the long run! This is partially because caffeine can exacerbate your stress response and keep you from experiencing restful sleep at night, creating a cycle of chronic sleep deprivation. Learn more about the effects of caffeine and the advantages of limiting your intake, and find ways to get more energy with less caffeine.

3. Get More Sleep In Your Life
When your schedules busy, often sleep is the first thing to be cut back, either intentionally or by default. This is unfortunate because it can leave you feeling lethargic and lead to errors that take more time out of your day to correct. Learn why it's important to safeguard your sleep, and how to actually get the sleep you need.

4. Build Quick Exercise Into Your Schedule
If you're feeling lethargic, a little exercise will actually leave you more energized, not less. While busy people have a hard time fitting exercise into the schedule, there are some tricks that can help you get the exercise you need without spending hours at the gym, such as breaking up exercise into smaller chunks and spacing them out during your day, when you may naturally have time available. Read more to get additional ideas on how to fit exercise into a busy schedule.

5. Develop a "Can Do" Attitude
Much of your experience of stress hinges on your attitude and what you tell yourself about your situation. For example, learning how view stress as a 'challenge' rather than a threat can leave you feeling more energized. Read more on developing an attitude that repels stress during busy times.

courtesy from : http://stress.about.com/od/lowstresslifestyle/tp/busy_lifestyle.htm

Friday, April 17, 2009

Anger management tips: Tame your temper

Controlling your temper isn't always easy. But these effective anger management techniques will help give you the upper hand.
By Mayo Clinic staff

If your outbursts, rages or bullying are negatively affecting relationships with family, friends, co-workers and even complete strangers, it's time to change the way you express your anger. You can take steps on your own to improve your anger management.

Anger management tips

Here are some anger management tips to help get your anger under control:

• Take a "time out." Although it may seem cliché, counting to 10 before reacting, or leaving the situation altogether, really can defuse your temper.

• Do something physically exerting. Physical activity can provide an outlet for your emotions, especially if you're about to erupt. Go for a brisk walk or a run, swim, lift weights or shoot baskets.

• Find ways to calm and soothe yourself. Practice deep-breathing exercises, visualize a relaxing scene, or repeat a calming word or phrase to yourself, such as "take it easy." You can also listen to music, paint, and journal or do yoga.

• Once you're calm, express your anger as soon as possible so that you aren't left stewing. If you simply can't express your anger in a controlled manner to the person who angered you, try talking to a family member, friend, counselor or another trusted person.

• Think carefully before you say anything so that you don't end up saying something you'll regret. Write a script and rehearse it so that you can stick to the issues.

• Work with the person who angered you to identify solutions to the situation.

• Use "I" statements when describing the problem to avoid criticizing or placing blame. For instance, say "I'm upset you didn't help with the housework this evening," instead of, "You should have helped with the housework." To do otherwise will likely upset the other person and escalate tensions.

• Don't hold a grudge. Forgive the other person. It's unrealistic to expect everyone to behave exactly as you want.

• Use humor to release tensions, such as imagining yourself or the other person in silly situations. Don't use sarcasm, though — it's just another form of unhealthy expression.

• Keep an anger log to identify the kinds of situations that set you off and to monitor your reactions.

• Practice relaxation skills. Learning skills to relax and de-stress can also help control your temper when it may flare up.

Sticking with anger management skills

It may take some time and intense effort to put these tips into practice when you're facing situations that typically send you into a rage. In the heat of the moment, it can be hard to remember your coping strategies.
You may need to keep something with you that serve as a reminder to step back from the situation and get your anger under control. For instance, you may want to keep a small, smooth stone in your pocket or a scrap of paper with your tips written down. With due diligence, these anger management techniques will come more naturally and you'll no longer need such reminders.

Getting professional anger management help

You can practice many of these anger management strategies on your own. But if your anger seems out of control, is hurting your relationships or has escalated into violence, you may benefit from seeing a psychotherapist or an anger management professional. Role playing in controlled situations, such as anger management classes, can help you practice your techniques.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Greetings to all Catholic friends ...

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Good rest and sound sleep is very IMPORTANT...
If you don't sleep well…
The toxic in your body will accumulate…
Affecting your health and your mood...

The main causes of liver damage are:

1. Sleeping too late and waking up too late are the main cause.
2. Not urinating in the morning.
3. Too much eating.
4. Skipping breakfast.
5. Consuming too much medication.
6. Consuming too much preservatives, additives, food coloring, and artificial sweetener.
7. Consuming unhealthy cooking oil. As much as possible reduce cooking oil use when frying, which includes even the best cooking oils like olive oil. Do not consume fried foods when you are tired, except if the body is very fit.
8. Consuming overly done foods also add to the burden of liver. Veggies should be eaten raw or cooked 3-5 parts. Fried veggies should be finished in one sitting, do not store.

We just have to adopt a good daily lifestyle and eating habits. Maintaining good eating habits and time condition are very important for our body to absorb and get rid of unnecessary chemicals according to "schedule."


Evening at 9 - 11pm:
is the time for eliminating unnecessary/ toxic chemicals (de-toxification) from the antibody system (lymph nodes). This time duration should be spent by relaxing or listening to music. If during this time a housewife is still in an unrelaxed state such as washing the dishes or monitoring children doing their homework, this will have a negative impact on her health.

Evening at 11pm - 1am:
The de-toxification process in the liver, and ideally should be done in a deep sleep state.

Early morning 1 - 3am:
De-toxification process in the gall, also ideally done in a deep sleep state.

Early morning 3 - 5am:
De-toxification in the lungs. Therefore there will sometimes be a severe cough for cough sufferers during this time. Since the de-toxification process had reached the respiratory tract, there is no need to take cough medicine so as not to interfere with toxin removal process.

Morning 5 - 7am:
De-toxification in the colon, you should empty your bowel.

Morning 7 - 9am:
Absorption of nutrients in the small intestine, you should be having breakfast at this time. Breakfast should be earlier, before 6:30am, for those who are sick.
Breakfast before 7:30am is very beneficial to those wanting to stay fit.
Those who always skip breakfast, they should change their habits, and it is still better to eat breakfast late until 9 -10am rather than no meal at all. Sleeping so late and waking up too late will disrupt the process of removing unnecessary chemicals.

Aside from that, midnight to 4am is the time when the bone marrow produces blood.
Therefore, have a good sleep and don't sleep late.

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