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2016-08-03  (baby has arrived)
7 Great Reasons to Become a Mentor
1. You can change your community Nowadays millions of children or young adults slip from the right path and need a mentor. If you have such individuals in your community, you shouldn’t be indifferent to their lives and future. Why not become their mentor and help them change for better? If you are mentoring someone younger than you, realize that both of you can face the problem of a generation gap. Try to be on the same wave with your mentees. Soon you’ll forget about generation gap while communicating with that person. 2. Inspire people A good mentor usually provides inspiration and teaches the mentees to follow the aim till they reach their goal. Such inspiration helps people get through tough times. The mentor teaches mentees to see possibilities by bringing to life qualities they aspire for themselves. Mentoring can also change your life. It seems to be a good feeling to know that you’re having a positive impact on your mentee’s life. William Arthur Ward once said, “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” 3. Wonderful experience There are many advantages of being a mentor. One of the most significant advantages is that you get valuable experience working together with your mentees. Some people treat mentoring as a job while others treat it like a hobby. By sharing fun activities and overcoming different fears and other emotional barriers together, both mentors and mentees get new experiences. Young mentees can even share new and interesting ideas with their mentors. Furthermore, mentoring provides personal satisfaction. It’s an amazing feeling to help another person succeed. 4. New visions of life The experience you get by mentoring can give you an opportunity to get a new understanding of life. If you want to be a successful mentor, you have to put yourself in your mentee’s place and try to look at life through their eyes. You won’t be able to help them, if you life in two different worlds. Every person has their strengths and accomplishments. Mentor’s task is to help the mentee use these accomplishments properly. Mentoring sometimes requires you to face and experience different life situations that help you become a mature and all-rounded person. 5. Impact on community Mentors usually make a profound impact on the life of the mentee. If you help your mentee to attain developmental assets of life skills, there is a probability that your student will start a domino effect. You don’t have to be an extremely popular and rich person to make an impact in your community. It’s enough to be wise and friendly to teach somebody to move through frustrations and happily in this harsh world. 6. Change your life My experience as a mentor encouraged me to think over my life and change it for better. Fortunately, my dream to help somebody and become a better person had come true. I have always been a little bit light-minded person, but this serious step made me feel the responsibility for my mentees, because I wanted to be a wonderful example for them. Consequently, I’ve become strong, responsible and self-confident person. 7. Do something meaningful and rewarding I think every person has at least once reflected upon their life and their mission on this planet. Nowadays the best way to do something meaningful and rewarding is to become a mentor and help someone succeed in something. It has always been my dream to help somebody, especially when these people are in need of someone just to talk to. If you help somebody to start a new life, they will be grateful to you. If you want to get a truly rewarding experience, you should try to become a mentor. Though, becoming a mentor is a big and responsible decision that shouldn’t be taken too lightly. It is necessary to be mentally ready for this challenge. Have you ever tried to become a mentor? Share your emotions and experiences, please  
2016-07-29  (baby has arrived)
How and Why to Pick a Spiritual Practice
The answer lies in each one of us. Our perception of the world is a very personal thing, it involves our mind and the hk company incorporation infinite interpretations it can make about our experiences. This is how most of us lead our lives: We base our actions on what our minds are telling us. Yet many spiritual teachings tell us to go the other way: love, meditate, watch your mind, forgive, practice compassion, open your heart. The discrepancy between the teachings and what we do with them is as wide as the gap between faith and belief. Faith is the mysterious spiritual touch which brings a sacred dimension to our life. Faith doesn’t abide by rules. Unlike belief, it has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with following one’s heart. Faith is our personal affair with our spiritual Self. Are we in a relationship with our soul or are we cut off from it? We can tell by the quality of our life: A person who has faith acts from a place of trust and inner knowledge. A person who doesn’t have faith acts from the mind, this person doesn’t trust life and often second-guesses himself. Faith is this indescribable feeling of knowing what’s right for oneself and acting on it. That’s what soul work is about: the inner knowledge of what one has to learn and do in this lifetime. Every soul has its purpose, every heart its calling. The work required to discover it is a spiritual journey some feel drawn to take. As you embark on this path, the real adventure begins, a new perspective slowly arises, old attachments vanish to leave room for Unique Beauty new experiences. Your outlook on life shifts to incorporate spiritual realities and your inner transformation is mirrored in the outer world. Every spiritual journey leads to a better understanding of your place in the world. Spiritual practice helps you connect with your Self, which is a drop in the sea of pola ba consciousness. As you connect with consciousness, you slowly learn that there is an intelligent design underlying your life, and that the spiritual realm contains all you need to know. So why not pick up a spiritual practice? How do we define spiritual practice? A spiritual practice is the very simple act of getting in touch with your Self. Not with your mind, your feelings or your body, but with this sense of presence or being behind them. How to go about it is a matter of personal preference. A few things should guide your choice: Religion or tradition do not matter, except to your heart, so it is very important to follow your intuition, not your mind (or another’s). Practice will make all the difference: Spirituality is an experience, not an intellectual pastime. Discouragement is common, the best way to deal with it is not to expect anything from your practice. Flowers only bloom in the right season, provided they were well taken care of.  
2014-01-15  (12 weeks)
in motion even at home
One reason so many American women are overweight may be that we are vacuuming and doing laundry less often, according pola ba to a new study that, while scrupulously even-handed, is likely to stir controversy and emotions. The study, published this month in PLoS One, is a follow-up to an influential 2011 report which used data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to determine that, during the past 50 years, most American workers began sitting down on the job. Physical activity at work, such as walking or lifting, almost vanished, according to the data, with workers now spending most of their time seated before a computer or talking on the phone. Consequently, the authors found, the average American worker was burning almost 150 fewer calories daily at work than his or her employed parents had, a change that had materially contributed to the rise in obesity during the same time frame, especially among men, the authors concluded. “Fifty years ago, a majority of women did not work outside of the home, ” said Edward Archer, a research fellow with the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, and lead author of the new study. So, in collaboration with many of the authors of the earlier study of occupational physical activity, Dr. Archer pola ba set out to find data about how women had once spent their hours at home and whether and how their patterns of movement had changed over the years. He found the information he needed in the American Heritage Time Use Study, a remarkable archive of “time-use diaries” provided by thousands of women beginning in 1965. Because Dr. Archer wished to examine how women in a variety of circumstances spent their time around the house, he gathered diaries from both working and non-employed women, starting with those in 1965 and extending through 2010. He and his colleagues then pulled data from the diaries about how many hours the women were spending in various activities, how many calories they likely were expending in each of those tasks, and how the activities and associated energy expenditures changed over the years. As it turned out, their findings broadly echoed those of the occupational time-use study. Women, they found, once had been quite physically active around the house, spending, in 1965, an average of 25.7 hours a week cleaning, cooking and doing laundry. Those activities, whatever their social freight, required the expenditure of considerable energy. (The authors did not include child care time in their calculations, since the women’s diary entries related to child care were inconsistent and often overlapped those of other activities.) In general at that time, working women devoted somewhat fewer hours to housework, while those not employed outside the home spent more. Forty-five years later, in 2010, things had changed dramatically. By then, the time-use diaries showed, women were spending an average of 13.3 hours per week on housework. More striking, the diary entries showed, pola ba women at home were now spending far more hours sitting in front of a screen. In 1965, women typically had spent about eight hours a week sitting and watching television. (Home computers weren’t invented yet.) By 2010, those hours had more than doubled, to 16.5 hours per week. In essence, women had exchanged time spent in active pursuits, like vacuuming, for time spent being sedentary. In the process, they had also greatly reduced the number of calories that they typically expended during their hours at home. According to the authors’ calculations, American women not employed outside the home were burning about 360 fewer calories every day in 2010 than they had in 1965, with working women burning about 132 fewer calories at home each day in 2010 than in 1965. “Those are large reductions in energy expenditure, ” Dr. Archer said, and would result, over the years, in significant weight gain without reductions in caloric intake. This does not mean, he said, that women — or men — should be doing more housework. For one thing, the effort involved is such activities today is less than it once was. Using modern, gliding vacuum cleaners is less taxing than struggling with the clunky, heavy machines once available, and thank goodness for that. .......... Nor is more time spent helping around the house a guarantee of more activity, over all. A telling 2012 study of television viewing habits found that when men increased the number of hours they spent on housework, they also greatly increased the hours they spent sitting in front of the TV, presumably because it was there and beckoning. Instead, Dr. Archer said, we should start consciously tracking what we do when we are at home and try to reduce the amount of time spent sitting. “Walk to the mailbox, ” he said. Chop vegetables in the kitchen. Play ball with your, or a neighbor’s, dog. Chivvy your spouse into helping you fold sheets. “The data clearly shows, ” Dr. Archer said, that even at home, we need to be in motion. .......  

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