Thursday, May 30, 2013

Dealing With Stress Issues-an ecourse.

Much against my nature, I subscribed to an e-course on dealing with stress and I paid for it. I usually resolve any psychological issues but one can only take so much-right. On a vulnerable day, I got myself into looking for easy ways to deal with stress due to work and ended up paying for a series of newsletter.

I wish to share with you the first issue of dealing with stress.

OMG, it is 900 worded file dear!

Here it is:

In each issue of the Dealing With Stress newsletter you will learn valuable information on how you can successfully manage stress, so you can lead a more relaxed and happy lifestyle.

In its first issue were going to talk a little bit about what stress is, what it can do to you plus a few ideas that can help you manage stress more effectively.

Unfortunately, stress is a part of life and can't be completely  avoided. In fact, it's said that a little bit of stress is good for our well-being, and exercises our faculties. However too much stress can cause serious damage to our physical
and mental health.

While it may sound simplistic, and even somewhat  scolding, stress is fundamentally a state of mind affected by your attitude.  When a series of problems occur, and most importantly, when you come to believe you don't have
what it takes to solve them, chronic stress can be the result. So it's important for each of us to try to keep stress levels at a minimum.

So to get started, let's talk about stress in the workplace.

Business can go through good and bad periods. Employees and business owners alike are often given, or give themselves, unrealistic deadlines to achieve near impossible goals. Competitive fast-paced businesses can be fun, however business goals must be believable and realistic, or destructive stress reactions can be the result.

If you have been disillusioned with unrewarding work, it easy to become unmotivated. The results from this lack of motivation is procrastination and avoidance. This can be  an early warning sign that you are about to suffer from the stress resulting from unreachable goals and deadlines.

The same holds true for any part of your life. Not just work. If you let things go they pile up, and this will lead to stress.

Now let's talk about how laughter can help you cope with that stress.

Laughter helps a person to see the lighter side of a problem and keeps the mind cool and calm. Fun means maintaining a balance in life, taking time out, keeping your sense of humor as you pace yourself and being entertained by the downs as well as the ups in life. Stress relief is not about escaping stress; it's about keeping everything in perspective. Stress is a by-product of the highly competitive environment in which we live, and stress relief, through recreation and laughter, helps you to relax and regain your balance.

Did you know that music reduces stress?

Music reduces stress. Remember that old phrase 'Music has charms to soothe the savage breast? It still has a place in today's society. While the effect can be exaggerated, it's nonetheless true that the right kind of music can help you shift your mood. Think about how a song influences you. Specific music choices
provide specific music-sonic patterns, and with the support of proven breathing exercises, the music can actually alter your state of consciousness. This can
bring about one of the best stress management techniques of all: simple relaxation.

Meditation, yoga, massage, aromatherapy, and listening to music can all work together or singly to help you to dynamically relax. Listening to your favorite
music while gardening can also enhance your relaxation experience. Both because of its memory associations with pleasant events and for reasons
that are not yet well understood, music can almost immediately favorably alter your mood, and offers both short and long-term benefits in relieving stress.

Don't under estimate the power of relaxation.

Developing the capacity to relax is at the foundation of any program undertaken to overcome any form of stress. The old saying, "stop and smell the flowers"
is not that far off. Your body needs time to repair itself and taking time to rest and relax can do wonders for you, not only physically but mentally as well. Relaxation
reduces stress and counters the tendency we have to overreact to common stressors with additional mental, emotional and physical stress. Sleepless nights and lack of energy can also be caused by stress and can exaggerate and magnify its effects. Finding ways to relax on a regular basis is very important to help lower your chance of developing serious stress related illness.

To conclude this issue, let's talk about the importance of self-care.

Helping your body to relax when stress levels get to be too much is the first step in relieving the destructive effects of stress. Taking just a few minutes out of your
day to lower your stress is important for your mind, and your body. Understanding what causes you stress will help you greatly to take back control of your life.

Researchers have found that the biological changes that take place in the body in times of stress are very significant in the development of disease. Sometimes
the stress is emotional rather than physical and the body is not allowed to release the physical tension created by stress hormones. While stress itself isn't
always bad, prolonged stress can be damaging to  your physical as well as your mental and emotional health.

Apply the power of laughter and fun, of appropriate music, and especially a laid-back attitude coupled with healthful sleep and physical relaxation, and the stresses that are a normal part of life will only add to your personal power and well-being.

Make sure you look for your next  issue soon. We will be talking about what stress can do to your physical body.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Save up to $230 on beautiful hand carved mandolins.

Do you know there is an exclusive site to get all the information relevant to Mandolin? I happen to find that mandolin site (email me if you want to know the URL) when I was researching for the loar from musicians friend.

The Loar range of products includes acoustic guitar and mandolin. Their Archtop cutaway guitars can be seen in almost every music concert. They are elegant and would make a guitarist to proudly show his possession.

Their hand carved mandolins are also highly recommended. I looked at the Loar’s range of mandolins and I could not take my eyes off them.

I could compile of a 1000 worded article on modern mandolin madby Loar. I sent it for proof reading.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Chlorinated water-are the good or bad?

None likes the presence of chlorine in the water. In fact we want the water colorless and odorless. Still, water needs to be chlorinated artificially at times of viral break.

Experts and researchers stressed the fact the there are dangers of chlorine in showers, pools, and cleaning products.

Personally, I feel it is not bad to add chlorine to the water. It might cause some mile irritation in our eyes but nothing to worry about it.

Chlorine is used for different purposes. It is one of the elements found in cleaning products and aside from that it is also used in pool sanitation. But you must know that the chlorine present in pools and showers is already extremely diluted.

Chlorine is a powerful cleaning agent and so there is fewer bacteria in water, especially in public water pools.
However, things can suddenly turn unpleasant if you are overexposed to chlorine.  If you use if properly, you can enjoy its benefits but if you use it unwisely and carelessly, your health will pay the price so be aware of the dangers of chlorine in showers, pools, and cleaning products.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

If you have ignored Facebook marketing thus far, read this blog post.

I am not a statistics buff. I hate going through pointless figures even though I am basically a mathematics teacher.
Nevertheless, I realized that to be a big money earner in the Internet, one has to meticulously go through various stats given by Google Analytics, Alexa and so on.

Look at these interesting figures that would encourage anyone to try Facebook marketing in full swing.

According to Syncapse
- 28% of Facebook fans are likely to be brand specific
- 41% of Facebook fans are likely to recommend a product they are a fan of, to one or more friends
- The average value of a Facebook fan is $136 annually

The last figure goaded me to read with increased care. Are you with me thus far?
Read further on…

People are going to buy from those they trust. Facebook allows you to build two way communications with current and potential customers. Make your page a place where fans want to stop by often. Have interactive dialogue, make informative posts, offer coupons or giveaways, and more. Build your Facebook page to best reflect your products and services and who your target market is.

For example, the demands and needs of college students is going to be much different from single moms or entrepreneurs. This means you need to know who your target market is in advance.

This is a field which I feel less tapped.

There are many who have cracked the secret of making Facebook pages as a valuable marketing tool, that maximizes their revenues and the numbers of brand loyal consumers. Don’t be afraid to learn, try, and explore. Keep what works and toss out what doesn’t, but never forget that Facebook pages do work, and they work exceptionally well.

Advanced carpenter tools.

I think I am slowly becoming a construction engineer. I have been watching the construction work of an apartment complex next to my house. Starting from excavation, I watched the housing complex grow to nearly 75%.

The carpenters have arrived with their advanced tools such as straight line action clamps and myriad collection of nails, door handles and hinges. These they dumped casually before bringing cans of primers and paints.
Watching them use the straight line action clamps, I was amazed to see how easy it was to use with that handle. The clamps firmly hold things to enable the carpenters work efficiently.
One thing I always wanted to know was what the carpenter makes out of the indications on the bubble level tool. Holding an M.Phil in mathematics prevents me from asking.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Come on CSK, eject RCB from the tournamnet.

Chennai Super Kings

However tempting it is to voice my strong opinion about the latest scandal in IPL, I have resolved to keep quiet. As the proverb goes, you are guilty only when you are caught. Therefore, there is really no point in blaming the culprits and appreciating others.

I am writing this after the yesterday's match result between RR and SRH. Down at 5 for 3 and the SRH managed to win RR is hard to digest.

Well, coming to today's match for CSK and RCB, I think the CSK would win comfortably ejecting RCB from the contest. I am eagerly looking forward to the CSK match. If Dhoni brings in Duplesis instead of Holder, we can see CSK scoring above 200 today.

I think Jadeja is going to play a vital role today with the ball.
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Friday, May 17, 2013

Do you know what is DASH diet?

DASH Diet as the name suggests is for diabetics. I learnt about this diet when I took my husband to his diabetologist for routine check.

The doctor looked obviously proud of his knowledge. I believe every doctor takes pleasure when confronted with ignorant patients.

What is Dash Diet?
DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. Hmmm... pretty long name-eh?

It appears this special diet got the approval of several doctors as it was found to effectively reduce the blood glucose level. In addition DASH also lowered cholesterol.

Since my husband is suspecting that his body is showing resistance to insulin, he thought he would try this new diet.

Are you curious to know what exactly does DASH diet include?

They are nothing but whole grains, high fiber vegetables that we, the spouses of diabetics are aware of.

Oh come on, there is nothing new here except the name that may sound fancy to those who just discovered they have diabetes.

There is plenty of free information online from the National Institutes of Health's National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.

There is also a bestselling book written by Maria Heller, MS, RD

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Want to get rid of centipedes from your house?

People brag about their various purchases to impress others of their buying capacity and refined taste for selection. I am no exception. However, we don’t go about telling everybody about certain purchases. Pest control products are one fine example.

We buy pest control products online and usually, we don’t even ask around for recommendations as it would reveal the pests in our house. This would indicate we don’t maintain our house well. That would be a big slap on our social status-right?

That is why we do our research on pest control products and accessories online and buy what we need. While on one such mission recently, I chanced upon a big website that deals with hundreds of pest control products.

Actually, our house was infested with centipedes. I was looking out for ways to get rid of them and that is when I landed on Pest Products Online. You can find solution to just about every kind of pest that  even include bats, beetles, bees, crickets, silver fish and snakes too.

Pest Products Online is your true one stop resource for pest controls.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Colorful fruit drinks for the summer.

A popular internet marketer lead me into content curation. When explained the concept of content curation, I thought I was already doing it though not as professionally as the internet marketer explained vividly.

I pondered over it, mentally composed several curated content, researched my content resources and wrote a mini guide on "How to curate content' to increase blog readership. It is in final stages before I cook up courage to publish it.

This blog post is based on the concept of content curation. I love colorful fruit based drinks. I started collecting some of the best looking fruit juices and mocktails from a few resources, Pinterest being the major contributor.

Here are some of the best fruit drinks for the summer.

This is called Blue Hawaii Jelly Shots

The main ingredients are:
Strained pineapple juice
Knox gelatin
blue curacao liqueur
coconut rum
Rose's lime juice

For recipe, visit

Here is another called  Jamaican Bob Marley Daiquiri. 

Champagne  with pink cotton candy

If you searching for coolest summer drinks, I have just saved you valuable time.
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Sunday, May 05, 2013

Can you send a SMS without a valid mobile number?

We all send SMS from our mobile phones. Do you know how to send a SMS from your mobile phone so that the receivers cannot call you back?

Do you think it is not possible?

Ask AIRTEL and they will tell you a way.

Yesterday, I received a SPAM SMS from mobile number reading 91880024852. Like so many fraudulent messages, this also informed that my mobile number won 3.6 crore rupees and also a Chevrolet car asking me to furnish my name, address, mobile number etc to the email id  I tried to call the message sender only to hear a message that the number is invalid.

So, even without knowing my mobile number, they sent a SMS and asking me to provide by mobile number.

My mobile phone connection is from Airtel. I am sure thousands of people in India would be receiving such emails regularly. There are no laws to catch and punish them.

The only way I see to stop such nonsense is to punish the mobile phone service providers who gleefully allow the fraudsters to use their services.

Friday, May 03, 2013

World’s most beautiful silver coins.

Occasionally, I go against the wave. The recent slump in gold price was an occasion. When everybody invested their savings on gold hoping to make a quick profit, I bought some silver eagles

I have been reading a couple of highly trusted precious metal investment newsletters. Majority of the authors maintained that silver price is expected to go up to unexpected proportions.

I trusted my instinct and garnered up several American Silver Eagles. Look at this stunning silver coin minted in 2013.
On one side of the coin, it is the walking liberty and on the reverse, the familiar American eagle. It is 99.9% pure and weighs 31.10 grams

It is a coin collectors’ pride.

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Do you have dental fears?

I think it is almost without exception that dental fear is common to all. I am terrified to seek an appointment with a dentist. We can even be prepared for a skull surgery but we would certainly back out at the mere mention of tooth extraction or root canal treatment.

The pain associated with any type of dental problems would create fear instantly. It is no wonder statistics reveal that dentists are the most feared out of any type of doctors. 

Cause of Dental Fear
Why dental fear is so prevalent? After all, the pain associated with it won’t last more than day when compared to any other forms of surgery.
             Previous terrible experience with a dentist.
             Fear of being embarrassed or ridiculed for your dental condition. This is quite problematic since your own fear is also the reason for your dental neglect in the first place.
             Fear of the anesthesia shots and needles registered by the dentist before proceeding to any dental procedure.

Overcome dental fear
I learnt to overcome dental fears by visualizing a pain relieved night after dental appointment. The fee minutes would pass on and surely, we can see 9 PM in my watch and by then, all would be over.