Saturday, 28 February 2015

Stop thinking about Marriage If You Haven’t Done These Things

It most likely was a long path to get to where you are, wasn’t it? Behind every successful marriage, are two people who have done some tremendous things before deciding they’re ready to take the next step. Have you considered a “must-do” list before putting the ring on your finger? Maybe you should, as there are things everyone needs to do before getting married.
20 Things Everyone Needs To Do Before Getting Married

Friday, 27 February 2015

Things Only Healthy Couples Understand

Being in a healthy, stable relationship involves work from both sides. Love and respect being the basis of all relationships, there are several other things that go into making a relationship healthy. Below are a list of things only healthy couples will really understand.

1. Communication is second nature.

You are so used to having constant communication with your partner, it has become routine. Communicating in relationship is so important because it’s a constant way of checking in and making sure the two of you are on the same page. This constant communication is what keeps the relationship healthy.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Differences Between Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships

Healthy relationships involve sincerity while unhealthy relationships involve manipulation. Do you believe a person truly loves you? Before even giving a nod to a serious relationship, it would be wise to analyze whether the thing you are getting into is worthwhile. He who says he loves you can even be a victim of his own feelings or desires. For all you know he might be confused with his own feelings. So, it’s good to do a thorough analysis before making this big decision in an area of your life that is super sensitive.


You Never Knew about Relationship

Relationships are mysterious. We fall in love only to realize that life together is difficult and presents unique challenges. How do we merge with another person yet remain independent? Forge a close emotional bond yet stay attracted and excited romantically? Here are 10 lesser-known facts about relationship that will help you build a more fun and fulfilling life together!

1) It’s About Skills, Not Knowledge

We watch TV shows and movies about relationship, read books and talk to our friends. Yet being good at relationship is not about knowledge, it’s about skills. Relationships are stressful. Under stress, higher cortical areas of the brain responsible for calculated thought go offline. What we’re left with is more automatic reactions, often driven by previous experiences with others. Our knowledge about healthy relationship is not as available to us then. What we need are skills that are practiced and woven into our emotional and muscle memory–so automatic that we don’t have to think too much to use them. Even couples therapy models are updating their techniques to help partners build this kind of implicit skill rather than instructing partners on good and bad behavior. What we know doesn’t help us as much as what we can do, especially in moments when we’re running more on animal instinct.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

You’ve Found Your Soulmate

Spiritually speaking, it is said that even before you were born, the name of your spiritual half has been determined. Each soul has a perfect match… your soulmate.
Although most people think of a soulmate as a perfect harmonious union of bliss, your true spiritual soulmate is the person who is intended to help you “complete yourself.”
Jerry McGuire was right – soul mates complete each other. A person is unable to complete his mission in life alone. Everyone needs someone to help them become a better person. This is not always a blissful experience.
Being in an honest, sincere, and committed soulmate relationship helps you to become a better version of yourself. You have to push yourself beyond your comfort zone, beyond your limits to find your better self.
Even though we tend to think of soul mates as a symbiotic union; soulmate relationships can be rough at the beginning. They can be like two jagged edged puzzle pieces trying to click into place. Sometimes it looks like you do not fit together at all, but soon after a little bit of twisting, turning, and flipping the pieces around, you feel the moment of the perfect click. It’s a feeling deep in your soul, that says, this is the right one.
Often soulmates appear in disguise. You might not be physically attracted to each other when you first meet, but there is a mysterious force pushing you forward that tells you this is “the right one” for you.
You have a personal checklist of everything you want in a partner. Tall- check. Dark hair (no curls please)-check. Blondes only-check. 6 pack abs- check. Or you can be like Jerry Seinfeld who knows his date is not “the one” because she eats her peas one at a time.
So, if you are brave enough to move away from your romance checklist, open your eyes and your heart to unexpected possiblities, you might just be one of the lucky ones who finds their true soul match.
You know you’ve found your soulmate when:

1. You just know it.

Something deep inside tells you this is the perfect one for you. It’s as if there is a spiritual force pushing you to let go of everything you previously expected and to give of yourself completely.

Why do people need a partner?

Why do we think that it is impossible to be single and be happy? Why do we necesserily need a person to live with to be happy? Let's avoid talking about "preservance of species", etc. as we have such a big excess of population on the planet already that it can no longer hold it. And don't tell me that "it is natural, just look at the nature: animals always have another animal to live with." The problem is that though, biologically, we are Animals, it is our mind that differentiates and separates us from any other species. It is our brain that makes us humans (or un-humans in certain cases), giving us the control over everything and the possibility of Choice. 

We all have people around us that we are fond of/comfortable with/happy to be with: our relatives, our friends, our co-workers (in the worst case). They bring positive emotions into our lives, and make these lives brighter. But why do we need a separate person who will (or might) bring even more "light" and bigger emotions? Why can't it be a very close friend who you share much with (feelings, outlook, interests, etc)? 

Or is our "animal instinct" so strong (stronger that the mind) that we just can't do without a "partner" who is just a person to have sex with (apart from other common/shared things), as simple as that?

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Its amazing to have a partner as your best friend.

Some people argue it’s better to have someone else other than your partner as your best friend. Such people may claim that a relationship with your partner is different from that with your best friend and that you shouldn’t put all your eggs in one basket.
While these people want a lover and lifetime partner, and even profess to “love” their partners, it can be argued they don’t really “like” their partner, which (if true) points to something disjointed in the relationship that should probably be looked into.


Of course, there are no hard and fast rules about what is right or wrong in relationships. What matters is whether something works for you. But, for the vast majority of people, coupling and even marrying their best friend works beautifully.
It is arguably your best bet for finding true and lasting love. Here’s why there is nothing better than having your partner as your best friend.

Monday, 23 February 2015

When You’re A Daddy’s Girl, These 10 Amazing Things Happen

Each relationship we have in life has its own joy. Each relationship needs a different perspective. The father-daughter relationship has always been a special one. When a girl is born, its her daddy who is the first one to promise to protect her like a princess. That protection and care itself is named, as we all know, love. For every girl, her daddy is the first man who she observes closely – how he eats, how he lives, how he thinks, how he speaks – everything is seen by her, and, in fact, for most girls an ideal life partner is similar to her father. Hence Being a daddy’s girl impacts her life and decisions. A strong daughter-daddy bond has a very positive impact. It completes her life in a very beautifully pure and lovely way.
To the Daddies: Read further to know how much your little daughter needs you,
To the Daughters: Read further , just to learn about the amazing things that have happened and will happen when you are a Daddy’s girl.
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10 Signs You’re Dating An Immature Guy

Despite being the same age, we were on different levels. It took me a while to realize that he just wasn’t mature enough for the relationship I wanted, but thanks to him I’ve learned what it’s actually like to date an immature guy.
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Sunday, 22 February 2015

Interesting Things About Having A Little Sister

Siblings are a blessing, no matter how late in life that becomes evident. It can be agreed, however, that nothing quite surpasses the bond between sisters.
As an older sister, the joys and pains of having a little sister are experienced universally. Time passes and you can look back at all the times you were glad that you had that little bundle of sunshine to keep you on your toes for all the best years.
Whether you were the responsible older sibling shaking your head at your younger sibling, or they were the responsible younger sibling rolling their eyes at their irresponsible elder, you both have a pile of unforgettable memories as sisters.
Older sisters around the world can definitely agree that for better or for worse, the following are just some of the most amazing things about having a little sister.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Scientific Reasons Why We Should Laugh More

We have all heard the phrase “laughter is the best medicine”; however very few of us know that this has actually been proven to be very much true. A good sense of humor and the ability to laugh can be beneficial for your health physically, emotionally and socially.
It is much cheaper than a trip to the doctor and works much better than any medicine out there, so why not give it a try?
Here are only a handful of reasons why it would be beneficial to anyone out there to develop your sense of humor:

1. It is linked to healthy function of blood vessels.

Laughter triggers the dilation or expansion of the tissue that forms the inner lining of blood vessels, increasing blood flow. “It is conceivable that laughing may be important to maintain a healthy endothelium, and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease,” says principal
investigator Michael Miller.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Relationship Myths To Avoid

I have chosen these five relationship myths because I believe you should avoid these at all costs. If you go into a relationship believing in these five relationship myths, your relationship is pretty much doomed.

Benefits Of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar, otherwise known as cider vinegar or ACV, is a type of vinegar made from cider or apples, resulting in a pale to medium amber color. Apple cider vinegar can be found in both natural home products and recipes for its many health benefits.
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Apple cider vinegar has a combination of essential vitamins, and trace elements that make it a powerful ingredient, and product additive, for everyone to use. Here are just some of the impressive benefits of apple cider vinegar.

5 Ways To Kick Away Negative Thoughts Before Sleeping


It’s not just in your head. Thinking about negative and stressful things before bedtime really does keep you up at night.
There are probably few people out there that haven’t experienced this in some way. You have a stressful day, a lot to do tomorrow, or even random reflections about past events that you just can’t kick before bed.
You may even lose hours of rest regularly to negative thoughts that persist. It’s well-established in psychology that ruminating on the past or unpleasant thoughts is a risk factor for insomnia and even mood disorders like depression.
Some recent research has been focusing on how people can take control and purposefully redirect their repetitive or intrusive negative thoughts. From your bedtime to how you cope with stress, here are five helpful ways you can kick negative thoughts to get better sleep.

1. Head to bed earlier

I one recent study conducted by Binghamton University, researchers looked at participants’ propensities to worry, ruminate, or stress (all gauges of repetitive negative thinking) and at their sleep habits.
They found that people who preferred to go to sleep late (evening types) had higher levels of negative thoughts compared to early sleepers (morning types). The same was true for people who slept for shorter periods of time overall.
If you aren’t getting at least seven hours of sleep each night or you tend to keep late hours, this means it could prove helpful to shift your sleep schedule earlier. Try gradually moving your bedtime up in 15 to 30 minute increments to create a schedule that allows you to get enough sleep. Keeping fairly consistent bedtimes throughout the week and practicing some of the other relaxation techniques below can make the transition a little easier.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Health Benefits of Music That You Were Never Aware Of..

Can you imagine a civilization without music? Impossible, I would say. In addition, history shows that every culture on this planet has used music in its religion, meditation, medicine, rituals and enjoyment of life. Let us look at the actual health benefits now.

1. Music is good for your heart.

“There’s just something about music—particularly live music—that excites and activates the body.”
—Joanne Loewy, Editor, Music and Medicine.
They say that music is good for the soul, but what about the heart? There are lots of experiments which are more or less impressive on the benefits of music when treating illness.
Heart patients were observed at Massachusetts General Hospital. They wererecovering from heart surgery. Some patients listened to Mozart’s piano sonatas for half an hour every day. These patients were the ones who had improved heart rates and lower blood pressure compared with those who never listened to any music at all.


How to Let Go of Someone You Love

In this post on letting go of someone you love, I focus on reconnecting with the most important person in your life: you. In my “letting go of someone you love” ebook, I offer more in-depth information.

5 Tips for Letting Go of Someone You Love

It’s important to remember that letting go of someone you love isn’t something you do once – and poof! You’re free, healed, and happy. Rather, letting go is a journey peppered with steps forward and steps backward, good days and bad days.





1. Accept that you did the best you could in your relationship. Don’t waste your time or energy feeling guilty or bad about the choices you made in your relationship. You did the best you could, you loved as much as you were able. No matter what you did or didn’t do in your relationship, it ended — and it probably would have ended regardless. If you want to be happy and healthy – which involves learning how to let go of someone you love – you need practice acceptance.
2. Decide what needs to change in your life. You have to actively decide you want to let go of someone you love.  Who do you want to be? Where do you want to live, work, love, play, and laugh? Instead of mourning the fact that you have to start over because your relationship ended, I want you to try celebrating it. Stop focusing on your ex and the pain. Instead, focus on the excitement of a new beginning and fresh start. I know it’s easier said than done – especially if your husband left you for another woman – but it’s better for you in the long run.
3. Accept your lack of control. To let go of someone you love, you need to accept that you can’t control many things in your life. You can’t control who loves you, who leaves you, who helps you, who betrays you. You can’t control your neighbourhood, the traffic, the weather, or the economy. Of all the things you want to change in your life, remember that you can’t change people. You can sometimes change circumstances, and you can change your attitude and response to events and people…but you can’t change your husband, children, coworkers, neighbours, or family members.
4. Tap into your soul – start over spiritually. The happiest people are those who are in touch with their spirits. Adding spirituality to your life not only makes you feel better emotionally, it improves your physical health. Tap into your soul by meditating, praying, taking time to really listen to your heart, reading Scripture or other soulful books, and talking to people about spiritual matters. The end of a relationship – when you’re trying to let go of someone you love – is a perfect time to start getting back into your spiritual life.
5. Get outside help on how to let go of someone you love. A life coach, counselor, financial adviser, or even a professional organizer can help you let go and move on. Whether you should hire a life coach or talk to a counsellor depends on your situation. If you’re struggling with self-identity, major life changes, fear, anxiety, depression, or your marriage – then I encourage you to talk to a counsellor. Therapists can provide objective feedback and guidance that our friends and family can’t offer. If you have money problems, financial advisers can help you become financially independent. Professional organizers can help you declutter — which can improve your physical and mental health!

Shoes can generate power with every step you take.

Smartphones and wearable computers have become incredibly popular in recent years, but batteries can’t always keep pace with our ever-increasing demand for power. These personal electronics can just about do it all, but after a few hours of heavy usage, it’s time to recharge. Can we ever move past our addiction to the wall socket? Researchers in Germany have designed a tiny system embedded in a pair of shoes that effectively harvests the energy expended by the simple act of walking. With this system, you can actually power your own electronics as you walk around.
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Natural Anti-Aging Secrets From Around The World

From brushing your hair 100 times, to drinking a gallon of water a day to plump up your skin -- we've all heard anti-aging advice from our mothers and grandmothers. And the same thing holds true for women across the globe, in many different cultures.
Women all over the world are proving you can age well and gracefully, and you don't have to go under the knife or spend your entire paycheck on a fancy new anti-aging cream.
From the glowing skin of women in Latin America to the clear complexions of our friends in Asia, we've rounded up the best anti-aging treatments from cultures around the world.
  • China

  • Many teas are high in anti-aging antioxidants. White tea and green tea are rich in an antioxidant known as EGCG, which helps battle wrinkles and helps increase cell turnover. The Chinese mix green tea powder into brewed white tea to create a face mask. Apply this to your face to help fight wrinkles and load your skin with plumping antioxidants.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Reduce Cell Phone Radiation Exposure

Is the electromagnetic radiation from our mobile phones harmful? From a scientific standpoint, the jury is still out. But for those who prefer to be on the safe side, there are a few ways to adapt one’s mobile phone habits to limit exposure.

Keep the phone away from your head
A Bluetooth headset is one of the best ways to reduce exposure, as it allows the user to keep the source of radiation at a distance. Although this advice is often heard, it is seldom followed. If you find it tedious to use a Bluetooth headset all the time, try at least to use it on longer calls as well as during dial-up and the first few seconds of a call, when the phone is emitting its highest level of radiation.

Here’s What Love Feels Like When I Met You

I start every letter to you with I love you. This isn’t to follow some sort of standard. This isn’t to be cliche. This is because that’s the first thing that comes to mind when I think of you.

Before I met you

Before I met you people would always ask me questions about love. I would answer them as if I had a clue. I didn’t even have a clue what I wanted to be. I just gave them answers on what I thought the rules were. Fall in love, fall out of love, meet someone new, and do it all over again. This seemed easy enough. It seemed easy enough to create this routine around your heart and hope that one day it would stop doing laps and finally settle down.

Monday, 16 February 2015

10 Ways to Keep a Guy on His Toes in a Relationship

 How to keep your man interested? The problem arises when women wants to keep their man, while the later value their freedom. Here are 10 dating and relationship advice, 10 ways to keep a man by your side.
1. Don’t make him your everything and lose yourself in the process. Guys don’t like being suffocated and depended on for everything so you shouldn’t drop your friends, your hobbies and the things that made you you- it’s these things that made him like you in the first place.
2. Don’t be too moody or nag him too much. If you have a problem, calmly bring it up and then learn to let go. Trust him and the way he feels about you.
3. Don’t tell him you love him every 5 minutes. Girls love being told how a guy feels, they like hearing sweet words and compliments but guys aren’t like this. They want to maintain their masculinity even if they are in love. Save those three special words for special moments.
4. Stay adventurous. The reason we all have honeymoon periods is because the first month or two of dating is totally new and exciting. If you do the same things, go to the same places and have the same kind of bedroom fun all the time, it becomes routine and the spark dies out.

Monday, 9 February 2015

The Three Components of a Happy Relationship

Who doesn’t want to be in a happy relationship? Don’t worry, it can be done. Psychologists who study what makes for a successful, happy and loving relationship have narrowed it down to three components:
  • Passion: “I’m crazy about her.”
  • Shared interests: “We enjoy the same things — travel, golf.”
  • Intimacy: “I feel really close to him.”
Think of your relationship as a three-legged stool. If all three legs are in place, you have a secure feeling. If not, the relationship gets a bit wobbly!
A relationship that’s based on a combination of passion and intimacy but lacks shared interests is said to be a romantic relationship. A relationship that combines intimacy and shared interests but lacks physical passion is seen as a companionate relationship. And a relationship that combines passion and shared interests, but lacks intimacy, is referred to as a shallow or fatuous (silly) relationship. What kind of stool are you sitting on?