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Yes!!! Let’s start our day RIGHT… or any day for that matter with a great, positive and HAPPY attitude!

It’s a new day. A new week.

Yesterday is gone and past.

You can never take back, what you said or done.

But you can certainly as easily

START OVER!!!!

Get back on track and remind yourself how beautiful life is…  or can be!

New opportunities and it’s gifts and Grace

 

Are you struggling with something…?

 

Whatever it is…

Today, is your chance to CHANGE all that…

 

 

If it’s humanly possible. You can do it!

If it’s impossible. God CAN!

 

– Be creative.

– Enhance. Improve. Progress.

– Change course. Be flexible. Have a positive dialogue with yourself.

– Think out of the box. Step out of your comfort zone.

– Make a difference to someone’s day today

– Pause… sometime in the day even for a few moments to take a deep breath…. To appreciate the day!

If it’s not working out, “pause”  again… to get your composure back. Get your second wind. And ask for His “Grace” above. 

– – Most importantly, don’t forget God in your every day life. Talk to Him anytime of the day. And ask Him for faith even as small as a mustard seed. You’ve heard haven’t you? His Word says, “if you have faith as small as a mustard seed. You can tell this mountain to move and it shall.”

For it is done according to thy faith.

“Life does not play favorites.” It only gives back… to us…  what we put in first. Not the other way around.

Get into the habit of filtering what you allow your mind to dwell upon most of the time. If you allow a lot of garbage, then, you will have a lot of garbage in your life.

Soar and fly like an eagle…. rest if you must at times. We all need them after all.

Keep on looking on what’s before you and not what’s behind you. Looking at yesterdays only purpose is to learn the lessons life is teaching us. It’s not suppose to make us bitter or angry or change who we are but to GROW.

 

Look more of what’s good in people and your life…


“The more beauty you see in your life, the more your life becomes beautiful.”

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Encouraging Good Behavior in your Kids

Here are wonderful tips you can incorporate to yours on how to encourage good behavior in your kids from the Raising Children Network. They have so much to offer from the newly born to teens and also their health issues. Enjoy!1. Children do as you do. Your child watches you to get clues on how to behave in the world. You’re her role model, so use your own behaviour to guide her. What you do is often much more important than what you say. If you want your child to say ‘please’, say it yourself. If you don’t want your child to raise her voice, speak quietly and gently yourself.

2. Show your child how you feel. Tell him honestly how his behaviour affects you. This will help him see his her own feelings in yours, like a mirror. This is called empathy. By the age of three, children can show real empathy. So you might say, ‘I’m getting upset because there is so much noise I can’t talk on the phone’. When you start the sentence with ‘I’, it gives your child the chance to see things from your perspective.

3. Catch her being ‘good’. This simply means that when your child is behaving in a way you like, you can give her some positive feedback. For example, ‘Wow, you are playing so nicely. I really like the way you are keeping all the blocks on the table’. This works better than waiting for the blocks to come crashing to the floor before you take notice and bark, ‘Hey, stop that’. This positive feedback is sometimes called ‘descriptive praise’. Try to say six positive comments (praise and encouragement) for every negative comment (criticisms and reprimands). The 6-1 ratio keeps things in balance. Remember that if children have a choice only between no attention or negative attention, they will seek out negative attention.

4. Get down to your child’s level. Kneeling or squatting down next to children is a very powerful tool for communicating positively with them. Getting close allows you to tune in to what they might be feeling or thinking. It also helps them focus on what you are saying or asking for. If you are close to your child and have his attention, there is no need to make him look at you.

5. ‘I hear you.’ Active listening is another tool for helping young children cope with their emotions. They tend to get frustrated a lot, especially if they can’t express themselves well enough verbally. When you repeat back to them what you think they might be feeling, it helps to relieve some of their tension. It also makes them feel respected and comforted. It can diffuse many potential temper tantrums.6. Keep promises. Stick to agreements. When you follow through on your promises, good or bad, your child learns to trust and respect you. So when you promise to go for a walk after she picks up her toys, make sure you have your walking shoes handy. When you say you will leave the library if she doesn’t stop running around, be prepared to leave straight away. No need to make a fuss about it – the more matter of fact, the better. This helps your child feel more secure, because it creates a consistent and predictable environment.

7. Reduce temptation. Your glasses look like so much fun to play with – it’s hard for children to remember not to touch. Reduce the chance for innocent but costly exploration by keeping that stuff out of sight.

8. Choose your battles. Before you get involved in anything your child is doing – especially to say ‘no’ or ‘stop’ – ask yourself if it really matters. By keeping instructions, requests and negative feedback to a minimum, you create less opportunity for conflict and bad feelings. Rules are important, but use them only when it’s really important.

9. Whining: be strong. Kids don’t want to be annoying. By giving in when they’re whinging for something, we train them to do it more – even if we don’t mean to. ‘No’ means ‘no’, not maybe, so don’t say it unless you mean it. If you say ‘no’ and then give in, children will be whine even more the next time, hoping to get lucky again.

10. Keep it simple and positive. If you can give clear instructions in simple terms, your child will know what is expected of him. (‘Please hold my hand when we cross the road.’) Stating things in a positive way gets their heads thinking in the right direction. For example, ‘Please shut the gate’ is better than ‘Don’t leave the gate open’.

11. Responsibility and consequences. As children get older, you can give them more responsibility for their own behaviour. You can also give them the chance to experience the natural consequences of that behaviour. You don’t have to be the bad guy all the time. For example, if your child forgot to put her lunch box in her bag, she will go hungry at lunch time. It is her hunger and her consequence. It won’t hurt her to go hungry just that one time. Sometimes, with the best intentions, we do so much for our children that we don’t allow them to learn for themselves. At other times you need to provide consequences for unacceptable or dangerous behaviour. For these times, it is best to ensure that you have explained the consequences and that your children have agreed to them in advance.12. Say it once and move on. It is surprising how much your child is listening even though he might not have the social maturity to tell you. Nagging and criticising is boring for you and doesn’t work. Your child will just end up tuning you out and wonder why you get more upset. If you want to give him one last chance to cooperate, remind him of the consequences for not cooperating. Then start counting to three.

13. Make your child feel important. Children love it when they can contribute to the family. Start introducing some simple chores or things that she can do to play her own important part in helping the household. This will make her feel important and she’ll take pride in helping out. If you can give your child lots of practice doing a chore, she will get better at it and will keep trying harder. Safe chores help children feel responsible, build their self-esteem and help you out too.

14. Prepare for challenging situations. There are times when looking after your child and doing things you need to do will be tricky. If you think about these challenging situations in advance, you can plan around your child’s needs. Give him a five-minute warning before you need him to change activities. Talk to him about why you need his cooperation. Then he is prepared for what you expect.

15. Maintain a sense of humour. Another way of diffusing tension and possible conflict is to use humour and fun. You can pretend to become the menacing tickle monster or make animal noises. But humour at your child’s expense won’t help. Young children are easily hurt by parental ‘teasing’. Humour that has you both laughing is great.

If you like what they say you can go directly to their website at :http://raisingchildren.net.au/

GREAT…. GREAT Resource!

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When we were young we think if it’s good then, it must be good.

And if something is bad, then, it must be bad.

But as we mature, we learn that not everything that is good, is good.

And not everything that is bad, is bad.

A good example of this is…       food……..

Your favorite dessert.

Or vitamins.

Exercise.

If we consume these or do exercise more than you should or too much of it. It’s not so good anymore right?

Whatever it is. We learn from experience that anything done in excess is not good.

Now, I don’t know about you. But in my family and relatives I don’t know of anyone who eats this fruit, “GRAPEFRUIT.”

They say it’s really bad. It is so bitter tasting. Even if you find the sweetest grapefruit out there no one will eat it in our family. Because of it’s bitterness… .

But guess what.

As far as I know. It is the fruit that has most benefits. Google it.

So not everything that is bad… is bad!

So are “trials in life.” 

Trials I believe “prepare” us to the next level. The next opportunity. Where we are supposed to be…or meant to be…..

But it’s how we respond to them is what’s important and critical.

If we respond the right way.

It gives us wisdom, strength and character.

Life doesn’t play favorites neither does God.

“You reap what you sow.”

Everyone is dealt a deck of cards differently.

How do we respond?

Will we be ready? Or will life find us pouting…. whining in self pity….. or blaming something or someone else?

Growing up there was this song that has great lyrics about “trials.”

It has really touched my life and helped me along the way.

Today, I would like to share it with you.

I hope it ENCOURAGES you.

Trials makes us stronger.
It builds character.
Embrace it
you will gain wisdom.
There are no trials we can’t overcome

For as long as we can breathe… “there’s hope.”

There’s a video of the song you can listen to…

The lyrics however are a bit different from the original.

So here goes…. titled: THANK YOU, LORD

THANK YOU, LORD,
FOR THE TRIALS THAT COME MY WAY,
IN THAT WAY I CAN GROW EACH DAY
AS I LEARN TO LIVE.

THANK YOU, LORD,
FOR THE PATIENCE THOSE TRIALS BRING,
IN THE CROSS THERE IS GROWING,
AS I LEARM TO SHARE.

BUT IF YOU’RE HASTY TO CHANGE MY WAYS
TO PUT MY HUMAN NATURE DOWN,
PLEASE LET YOUR SPIRIT TAKE CONTROL
OF ALL I DO.

CAUSE WHEN THOSE TRIALS COME
MY HUMAN NATURE SHOUT THE THINGS I DO
AND YOUR SOFT PROMPTINGS CAN BE
EASILY IGNORED.

BUT I THANK YOU, LORD,
FOR THE VICTORY THOSE TRIALS BRING,
TO SURRENDER EVERYTHING;
LIFE IS SO WORTHWHILE.

AND I THANK YOU, LORD,
FOR IN MY CROSS IS YOUR EMBRACE,
IN THE DARKNESS I SEE YOUR FACE,
FOR IN YOU I BELONG.

THANK YOU, LORD

PS. I do eat Grapefruit 🙂

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I believe that…

“In every cloud there’s a silver lining.”

 

I believe that…

 “Life always has a way of humbling us that is why I always depend on God on the things I cannot control and depend on myself on the things I do.”

 

I believe that…

“Health is wealth.”

 

I believe that…

“What we dwell upon or focus on most of the time – is what we will truly experience more in life…. most of the time.”

 

I believe that…

“Without faith it is impossible to please God.”

“And without God there can be no hope nor life…”

 

I believe that…

“The more beauty you see in your life, the more your life becomes beautiful.”

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Life is TOO SHORT & TOO BEAUTIFUL to waste on matters that doesn’t EMPOWER YOU or make you SMILE*……………

1. Make a habit of starting your day on a positive note. You can do that in many ways. Some people do it with meditation, yoga, physical exercise, others read an inspirational book or listen to a motivational audio…

For me, I, start my day with prayer and reading His Word.

Begin by being grateful when you wake up in the morning.

That YOU are ALIVE and WELL……………

Think about your blessings…

what you have as opposed to what you don’t have………..

thankful of where you are today instead of what might have been……….

Avoid starting your day with worries, concerns & thinking about today’s responsibilities.

Before you know it you will feel more wonderfully & happily alive than ever before……….

It doesn’t mean you won’t have bad days or things will always work out.

The fact is that “they won’t”  However, you will have the inner strength to handle those “kind of days.”

It might not happen overnight. But you will. That I can assure you. 

2. When dealing with adversity, challenges and issues that may arise. Make a habit of stepping back at the situation. Don’t react right away that you might say or do something you will later regret. Pause for a moment, take a deep breath, ask yourself questions that will help you think and act intelligently & objectively. 

3.On a perfect day, there will be times some people will ruin your parade for whatever reason. Your job is not so much as to understand them but to “rise above” through it all.

4. Don’t get caught up on what I call the Bermuda Triangle. 

It’s okay to feel sorry for someone else or yourself at times because that is part of being human. But don’t fill your day thinking or talking about what went wrong or why this or that happened. If it’s not helping you, then, “it’s not helping you.”

What we continually or habitually think or talk about is exactly the way we will feel or experience on any given day no matter how great our life is. 

That is why St. Paul exhorts us in one of his epistles to the Philippians in chapter 4:

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”

5. We must all find “humor” in life. I have watched countless interviews of people who are still alive and well in their 100s on TV from different countries all over the world over the years and what I have found to be predominantly common are these:

* They don’t take life so seriously

* They look at what’s positive in a negative situation

* They can laugh at themselves

* They are always grateful

* They learned to LET GO easily

* They value time, people and themselves because they really know what this means “life is too short”

* Absolute faith in God

I hope that gave you all some ideas to help you make your life more BEAUTIFUL*………………..

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Laughter the Best Medicine for the Heart

Nowadays life is not easy. But life is beautiful! They say I look younger than I look. Awesome! LOL! My friends always tell me that I always have a great outlook in life.
That is because I believe there’s always goodness in the world and in people. That people make mistakes and deserves a second chance. Try to find humor and a lesson in everything and in everyone. For me “laughter” is a BIG part of it. Nothing beats a GOOD LAUGH.
Laughter is strong medicine for mind and body“Your sense of humor is one of the most powerful tools you have to make certain that your daily mood and emotional statesupport good health.”

~ Paul E. McGhee, Ph.D.

Laughter is a powerful antidote to stress, pain, and conflict. Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh. Humor lightens your burdens, inspires hopes, connects you to others, and keeps you grounded, focused, and alert.

With so much power to heal and renew, the ability to laugh easily and frequently is a tremendous resource for surmounting problems, enhancing your relationships, and supporting both physical and emotional health.
Laughter is good for your health

* Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.
* Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.
* Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.
* Laughter protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.

The Benefits of Laughter


Physical Health Benefits:

* Boosts immunity
* Lowers stress hormones
* Decreases pain
* Relaxes your muscles
* Prevents heart disease


Mental Health Benefits:

* Adds joy and zest to life
* Eases anxiety and fear
* Relieves stress
* Improves mood
* Enhances resilience

Social Benefits:

* Strengthens relationships
* Attracts others to us
* Enhances teamwork
* Helps defuse conflict
* Promotes group bonding

The link between laughter and mental health

* Laughter dissolves distressing emotions. You can’t feel anxious, angry, or sad when you’re laughing.
* Laughter helps you relax and recharge. It reduces stress and increases energy, enabling you to stay focused and accomplish more.
* Humor shifts perspective, allowing you to see situations in a more realistic, less threatening light. A humorous perspective creates psychological distance, which can help you avoid feeling overwhelmed.

Is humor the sames as jokes?
Jokes make you laugh… while humor makes you smile…
Have a great LAUGHING and SMILING weekend! Hahaha….

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