Everyone has a different definition of happiness. For some, their greatest moments of happiness are when they are sharing time with family. Others may be happiest when they are entertaining friends. For some, happiness occurs when they are able to enjoy tranquil moments of solitude. Perhaps the ideal form of happiness would be to enjoy all three situations in moderation.
If time with family brings you happiness, designing a place for everyone to gather could bring about many happy moments. Designing an outdoor space where you can spend quality time with family would be a positive step towards happiness. Buying a fire pit as your first item to put in your family space would open up several opportunities for ways to entice family members to join you outdoors. When contemplating the design of a space that multiple people will enjoy, it is a good idea to buy a reliably large pit so that everyone can see the fire and feel the warmth. Adding chairs to your outdoor space would make it an excellent place for you and your family members to gather for story telling or star gazing. A place such as this would also be ideal for a time of conversing with each other without the distractions that often exist inside your home. For a more creative way to enjoy your illuminated outdoor space, you could have a family picnic under the stars and around the fire.
When the time comes for you to transform your family space into a place for entertaining, just can simply add more chairs and an outdoor dining set and you will be ready for friends to arrive. Regardless of where you create seating arrangements, you will probably find that most of your guest will navigate toward the warm glow of the fire. People seem to enjoy standing or sitting around the fire and talking with others. You may Observe some guests enjoy quiet thoughts while staring into a fire. The beauty of the fire adds a tranquil atmosphere to the evening.
One of the best ways to enjoy time with family and friends is to be at peace with yourself. When you visit this special outdoor space alone and can enjoy the time you spend in solitude, you will become fully aware of the meaning of happiness. Not only can a fire pit enhance the appearance of your outdoor space it can increase your moments of happiness. …
I was 30 years old when I experienced my first panic attack! 11 years prior to that, I was badly hurt and was fighting for my life, but when my first panic attack occurred was worse than that! Read my story and see how I managed to avoid panic attacks.
I am currently happily married and have two wonderful children. I am 34 years old and even thought, I was badly hurt 15 years ago, my panic attacks did not start until 4 years ago. The first anxiety attack happened in the morning at work. It was so bad that my co-workers wanted to call 911 because all of a sudden I could not breath, I was shaking, and I was white as a sheet. I did not know what was happening to me. My number one fear was that I was dying.
Later on I realized that it was a mix of situations caused me to start having panic attacks. It was probably partly due to what I have gone through before, but other circumstances caused it as well. The first one was that my father had a mild stroke and since he lives about 5000 miles away, I could not visit him right away. Second, my wife was pregnant and hurt her back in the last month of pregnancy and could not move (literally). For disabled person, it is very hard not to be able to help her. Third, I was going to school at the same time and having to deal with all of that was just too much. And the fourth, the uncertainty of having our first baby, and all the questions new parents deal with. The total distress! It was all building up inside, and I could not talk about it to anyone. My whole family was going through crises and I did not want to put more burdens on them.
So after staying in bed for 4 days thinking it was the end of my life, I finally decided to call the Doctor. My Doctor diagnosed me with Anxiety Attacks He also told me that every third person who comes in to his office, has anxiety attacks. He gave me some medication to calm down.
I did start feeling better right away. But I also started doing more research on what it was and how to heal myself completely. I just wanted to avoid panic attacks, because now I was living in fear that the next one was going to happen any minute! Also, I just could not picture myself being dependent on medication my whole life!
I was also embarrassed that I had this problem. There is nothing we need to feel embarrassed about. It happens. We just need to learn how to deal with anxiety attacks. You see, after the first panic attack, we start living in fear of when the next one is going to happen. That is where the problem is! So during my research I came across a guide …
Dental care by brushing may date as far back as the Babylonians and their ingenious use of a twig. We are fortunately that we do not have to cut a twig, fray the end and scrub our teeth with such a tool.
Today we have an assortment of tooth brushes available to us for our dental needs. Brushes range from a straight brush with bristles ranging from very soft to extremely stiff, to rotary electric brushes and brushes that use sound waves to blast plaque from the recesses of our teeth.
Our choices are abundant, but the most important thing is that we brush!
You should brush your teeth at least twice a day. A soft bristle will clean without damaging the gums. Also be careful. Many of us think in an over-abundant mode. If 2 minutes is good then would not five or ten minutes be better.
Your teeth are with you for life. After your permanent teeth come in, there are no more natural replacements. Excessive brushing, over time will wear down the enamel and cause premature damage to your teeth. It may also damage your gums. So stick with the two minute limit. That will allow plenty of time to clean your teeth and gums.
We talk about brushing our teeth. But in effect, you are cleaning your mouth. Bacteria forms everywhere in your mouth, not just on your teeth. So take the time to gently brush your gums, the inside of your cheeks and yes, your tongue.
Many brands of toothpaste are available. Any brand that provides you with fluoride protection is usually good. Be careful to ensure that it does not have abrasive cleaning material in the paste. This too, over time and you certainly want to be around for a long time, can cause excess wear to your teeth.
You do not need a large glob of toothpaste on your brush. Do not follow the example of the commercials where they squeeze toothpaste the length of the bristles. Yes this will sell more toothpaste but it will not increase the effectiveness. You only need a small amount, about the size of a pea, too clean your teeth.
To brush effectively:
1) Use a soft bristle brush.
2) Use fluoride toothpaste with no abrasive compound included.
3) Brush for two minutes.
4) Brush your gums, inside checks and tongue.
5) And brush twice a day.
If you will consistently apply these simple rules, along with correct and conscientious flossing, you will enjoy excellent dental care. Look for correct flossing techniques in another article. …
Has needing to lose weight been on your mind? If so, you are in the process of following a weight loss plan or not doing anything at all. There is no middle ground. If the latter applies to you, it pays to take a moment to consider why you are not making an effort to reach your goals. Is it because of a lack of guidance and instruction? Surely you want to lose weight; otherwise, you would not be thinking about it. Perhaps the need to lose weight is more significant than your desire to get lean. Often this is the case for many adults, who realize being overweight is more problematic than it initially seems.
You may need some guidance. So let’s talk about some tips for creating a weight loss program that will work for you. If you are already making an effort, the following might still be of use to you…
1. Outline your objectives. First, you must outline your goals. Don’t focus so much on the specifics. It is not nearly as important to set how much weight you ought to lose, as it is focusing on the process itself. It is better to focus on losing weight generally, not how much.
Have your “why” adequately figured out before you begin.
2. Eat well. Not surprisingly, it is vital to eat well when starting a weight loss program. Your food choices matter, more than you may think.
It becomes especially important to eat the right carbohydrates if you have high blood sugar. In any case, it will probably do you well to eat more fruits and vegetables than you already do, and eat a healthy balance of proteins and fats. They are all important.
3. Mind your portion sizes. Your portion sizes are just as important as your food choices. Even if you are selecting healthy carbohydrates such as brown rice and sweet potatoes, you can still overeat and losing weight will then be much harder.
Counting calories helps, but is too tedious for most people. By eating slowly, you will have a better idea of how much you should be eating. Always stop eating before you feel full, and don’t hesitate to feel hungry for a part of your day.
4. Begin exercising. If you have not already, start exercising. It will help, no matter which exercise program you chose. Even walking will help get the job done.
5. Anticipate setbacks. Setbacks will occur: know you will not make weekly progress forever. You will stall eventually. You will get frustrated. Relax and make adjustments if needed. Don’t stress, and be patient: weight loss requires patience more than anything.
Lastly, remember to make your weight loss program your own. What works for other people will not necessarily work for you. Feel free to experiment with different diets and exercise plans. But know you will have to discover what yields the best results for you and your body.…