10 Reasons Why we Shouldn’t Compare ourself with others

28 05 2016

Article by tanvi sharma, December 30, 2015

 

Winners compare their achievements with their goals whereas losers compare their achievements with those of other people.” says Nido Qubein.

After reading this, I would conclude that almost the entire human race is a loser including you and me. Bet to disagree? Comparisons have become an integral part of our lives. We have actually grown up with them. This horrendous quality has been delved into our system right from a tender age. In school, your parents compare your scores with your friends’ or your sibling’s scores making you feel miserable. “Look at Mr. Sharma’s daughter, she topped the class”! “Lata has got a job offer in an American company.” At times, you must have felt like standing up and shouting like a lunatic telling them that you are not Lata or some XYZ. However, instead of raising our voices against this abhorrent nagging, we ourselves start comparing our lives with those of others.

At this juncture, damage commences. Comparison is the thief of our joy. Comparison sucks life out of us leading inevitably to our own destruction. This destruction is slow, but a painful one. I wonder why comparing ourselves with others is so important to us. I wonder why everyone has this notion in their heads about themselves and others in a pool of comparisons. Has insecurity gripped us all to this extent that we are unable to break free from the shackles and limitations that it places before us? A lot of brooding over this solemn issue makes me present

 

10 reasons why you should not compare your lives with others.

  1. Belittle your self-esteem

“I wish I had more friends just like Anish”. Comparing yourselves with others belittles your self-esteem and lends you an inferiority complex. You might feel you do not have something because you are a loser and someone else is better off than you. OK! I agree Anish has more friends than you but does that mean you will devalue yourself and your own friends for the sake of some unfamiliar person? You do not have what someone else has, but perhaps, you might be at a higher pedestal and in a better situation than him. Ever thought this way? I am sure not! You never know he might be thinking of leading a life like you with a few but true friends! Who can guarantee that he is happy? Can you? He might be sobbing when he is alone and still you crave for a life like him devaluing your own. Grow up and be mature enough not to bother your valuable brain with such petty issues.

 

  1.  Because nobody is perfect

You know you can’t be good at everything because you are designed that way by the almighty. So, why over-burden yourself unnecessarily? Be free and enjoy your ‘imperfections’. Trust me, it’s more fun than being perfect. Embrace imperfection as an opportunity to learn and live a happier, fuller life rather than cribbing over not being good at something which somebody else has perfected. Don’t inflict yourself with others’ and your own unrealistic expectations. Liberate yourself.

 

  1. Comparisons cause resentment

Have you ever lost a good friend due to the jealousy and resentment that you nurtured for him/her in your head because you wanted to be like him and failed at it miserably or have you felt sad when a friend tasted success in a particular thing and you did not? These are ambiguous cases of jealousy and resentment which lead our lives to a downward spiral eating away our nicely forged friendships and relationships. However, jealousy is not the culprit! Roots of jealousy lie in our habit of comparing ourselves with our friends. If we lead our own lives and let them live their own without intervening and comparing, relationships will last a lifetime and resentment will die its natural death. We make walls when we ought to make bridges digging a pit for our own selves.

 

  1. Divert us from our true passion in life

Comparisons compel us to see our lives from the lens of another person. You might be good at writing but you want to pursue dancing because somebody else is doing it. We compare our weaknesses with others’ strengths and land ourselves in an abyss of trouble. We fail to understand our true calling in life because we are busy in working on somebody else’s dream. This is the worst kind of damage that comparisons do to our lives. Do you still want to compare?

 

 

  1. Lead to Depression

You might have heard people saying that comparisons drive you towards your goal and provide boundless motivation and power. These tall claims do not stand true always! Comparisons actually do more harm than good. Constant self-comparisons to other people make it all true. A depressed mind sees everybody else right from friends, colleagues to teachers as ideal beings; while by comparison, you never come close enough. There is only one script hovering in our minds: They are always better, I am always worse. You push your own self into depression causing endless agony and pain.

 

  1. Make us insecure

It is falsely believed that comparison lets us feel safe and shows us we belong somewhere. Comparison lends us a spurious identity and distinction. We live in a utopian world of our own making where we get a false sense of security while comparing ourselves with others. However, the very fact that we feel the urge to compare highlights the sheer insecurity with which we lead our lives. No matter what problem befalls us, we won’t stop comparing. We never stop to question and ponder over the fact that what makes us agitated. You alone can solve this by changing your attitude and not being too harsh on yourself.

 

  1. Affect our happiness

“I don’t want to be rich, I don’t want to be successful, and I simply want to be happy.” It is true that happiness is the most important component of our existence and we observe ourselves doing any and every thing in a desperate bid to seek the remotely accessible and distant feeling of happiness. Comparisons affect our happiness directly to a great degree. If one soldier gets promotion and the others do not the happiness level reduces to zero. However, on the other hand our happiness quotient increases when we see a person poorer than us.

 

 

  1. Degrade our relationship with ourselves

Living the dreams of somebody else, waiting to be capable of emulating what somebody else has and not being able to see what we ourselves possess within is a great drawback that comes along with constant comparison. We should evaluate our real reasons for doing something and do some amount of introspection to know what we actually desire and what we possess. Look at life from a diverse point of view and adapt yourself to the dynamic and largely transforming world. Only you have the authority to stabilize your relationship with yourself and make yourself happy.

 

  1. Hold us back from moving forward in our own lives

We strive to achieve something and work day and night for it. However, on the night of the competition we start believing that our competitor is better than us and we stand nowhere. We mess it all up and regret later! Studies reveal that our thinking affects our moods directly, be it anxiety, happiness or guilt. That is because the event is interpreted in the mind-so how you think about something affects how you feel about something and consequently how you perform.

 

  1. Personality begins wherecomparisonsend

Comparisons rob you of your individuality. You start looking at the world through somebody else’s eyes. Consequently, you lose yourself. Not only this, you rob the world of your magnanimous persona. Needles to say, you are unique. There is no other like you. So, just be yourself. BE YOU.

 





How to Become an Early Riser

27 05 2016

By. Steve Pavlina

It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.
– Aristotle

Are morning people born or made? In my case it was definitely made. In my early 20s, I rarely went to bed before midnight, and I’d almost always sleep in late. I usually didn’t start hitting my stride each day until late afternoon.

But after a while I couldn’t ignore the high correlation between success and rising early, even in my own life. On those rare occasions where I did get up early, I noticed that my productivity was almost always higher, not just in the morning but all throughout the day. And I also noticed a significant feeling of well-being. So being the proactive goal-achiever I was, I set out to become a habitual early riser. I promptly set my alarm clock for 5AM…

… and the next morning, I got up just before noon.

Hmmm…

I tried again many more times, each time not getting very far with it. I figured I must have been born without the early riser gene. Whenever my alarm went off, my first thought was always to stop that blasted noise and go back to sleep. I tabled this habit for a number of years, but eventually I came across some sleep research that showed me that I was going about this problem the wrong way. Once I applied those ideas, I was able to become an early riser consistently.

It’s hard to become an early riser using the wrong strategy. But with the right strategy, it’s relatively easy.

The most common wrong strategy is this: You assume that if you’re going to get up earlier, you’d better go to bed earlier. So you figure out how much sleep you’re getting now, and then just shift everything back a few hours. If you now sleep from midnight to 8am, you figure you’ll go to bed at 10pm and get up at 6am instead. Sounds very reasonable, but it will usually fail.

It seems there are two main schools of thought about sleep patterns. One is that you should go to bed and get up at the same times every day. It’s like having an alarm clock on both ends — you try to sleep the same hours each night. This seems practical for living in modern society. We need predictability in our schedules. And we need to ensure adequate rest.

The second school says you should listen to your body’s needs and go to bed when you’re tired and get up when you naturally wake up. This approach is rooted in biology. Our bodies should know how much rest we need, so we should listen to them.

Through trial and error, I found out for myself that both of these schools are suboptimal sleep patterns. Both of them are wrong if you care about productivity. Here’s why:

If you sleep set hours, you’ll sometimes go to bed when you aren’t sleepy enough. If it’s taking you more than five minutes to fall asleep each night, you aren’t sleepy enough. You’re wasting time lying in bed awake and not being asleep. Another problem is that you’re assuming you need the same number of hours of sleep every night, which is a false assumption. Your sleep needs vary from day to day.

If you sleep based on what your body tells you, you’ll probably be sleeping more than you need — in many cases a lot more, like 10-15 hours more per week (the equivalent of a full waking day). A lot of people who sleep this way get 8+ hours of sleep per night, which is usually too much. Also, your mornings may be less predictable if you’re getting up at different times. And because our natural rhythms are sometimes out of tune with the 24-hour clock, you may find that your sleep times begin to drift.

The optimal solution for me has been to combine both approaches. It’s very simple, and many early risers do this without even thinking about it, but it was a mental breakthrough for me nonetheless. The solution was to go to bed when I’m sleepy (and only when I’m sleepy) and get up with an alarm clock at a fixed time (7 days per week). So I always get up at the same time (in my case 5am), but I go to bed at different times every night.

I go to bed when I’m too sleepy to stay up. My sleepiness test is that if I couldn’t read a book for more than a page or two without drifting off, I’m ready for bed. Most of the time when I go to bed, I’m asleep within three minutes. I lie down, get comfortable, and immediately I’m drifting off. Sometimes I go to bed at 9:30pm; other times I stay up until midnight. Most of the time I go to bed between 10-11pm. If I’m not sleepy, I stay up until I can’t keep my eyes open any longer. Reading is an excellent activity to do during this time, since it becomes obvious when I’m too sleepy to read.

When my alarm goes off every morning, I turn it off, stretch for a couple seconds, and sit up. I don’t think about it. I’ve learned that the longer it takes me to get up, the more likely I am to try to sleep in. So I don’t allow myself to have conversations in my head about the benefits of sleeping in once the alarm goes off. Even if I want to sleep in, I always get up right away.

After a few days of using this approach, I found that my sleep patterns settled into a natural rhythm. If I got too little sleep one night, I’d automatically be sleepier earlier and get more sleep the next night. And if I had lots of energy and wasn’t tired, I’d sleep less. My body learned when to knock me out because it knew I would always get up at the same time and that my wake-up time wasn’t negotiable.

A side effect was that on average, I slept about 90 minutes less per night, but I actually felt more well-rested. I was sleeping almost the entire time I was in bed.

I read that most insomniacs are people who go to bed when they aren’t sleepy. If you aren’t sleepy and find yourself unable to fall asleep quickly, get up and stay awake for a while. Resist sleep until your body begins to release the hormones that rob you of consciousness. If you simply go to bed when you’re sleepy and then get up at a fixed time, you’ll cure your insomnia. The first night you’ll stay up late, but you’ll fall asleep right away. You may be tired that first day from getting up too early and getting only a few hours of sleep the whole night, but you’ll slog through the day and will want to go to bed earlier that second night. After a few days, you’ll settle into a pattern of going to bed at roughly the same time and falling asleep right away.

So if you want to become an early riser (or just exert more control over your sleep patterns), then try this: Go to bed only when you’re too sleepy to stay up, and get up at a fixed time every morning.

 





10 Reasons Why Morning Walks are Important for your Health

24 05 2016

Article by Sanya JainMay 26, 2015

Yes, I know. It sucks that you have to wake up early as it is, for school, for office,  without having to go for a walk too! But trust me when I say that if you could just put the laziness aside and go for a morning walk every day, your body and your mind will thank you. How so? Read ahead to find out.

 

10- Better Day
“An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day” said Henry David Thoreau. And how right was he! Starting your day with a brisk walk, or even a leisurely stroll around the neighbourhood has many benefits. It gives you a natural energy boost and you feel revitalized. Physical activity early in the morning is helpful because it ensures greater mental sharpness for the rest of the day. You also feel more active and fresh throughout the day, as opposed to when you feel lethargic because you wake up late. The temperature during the morning is conducive to exercising, with no sun to bother you. Moreover, you can use the time to plan out the rest of your day, allot a specific time to each task you plan to accomplish and sketch a schedule to follow.

 

9- Better Sleep
A brisk walk early on in the morning ascertains that you sleep better at night. In a previous article of mine (Ten Ways to Sleep Quickly and Easily at Night), I have mentioned how physical activity during the day helps one sleep better at night. The same logic holds true here. Walking tires the body out and therefore, sleep comes easily when you hit the pillow at night. In fact, daily morning walks also help to regulate your sleep cycle as you get up at the same time every day. Brain scans have even proved that exercise early in morning helps a person spend almost 75% more time in deep sleep, in contrast to exercise done later in the day.

8- Reduces Risk of Cancer
The right kind of lifestyle can go a long way in making sure that your risk of developing cancer is lowered. Morning walks are a form of exercise, which, if undertaken regularly can lower cancer risks. A study by the National Cancer Institute found that walking briskly for one hour every day for most of the week significantly reduces breast cancer risk in middle aged women. Another study found that walking improves breast cancer survival rates. Fast paced walks also help to reduce the risk of colon cancer by ensuring that carcinogens do not stay in prolonged contact with the intestinal lining of the body, according to a study published in 1999.  Moderate exercise in the form of regular morning walks have been shown to reduce the risks of endometrial cancer. It is clear then that morning walks can help prevent the onset of cancer in the body, so wake up before it is too late.

 

7- Weight Loss
If you are obese or overweight, a morning walk can be very beneficial for you. Morning walks burn calories and improve the metabolism of the body. Both these processes are essential to lose weight. Go for a walk first thing in the morning, preferably before breakfast to improve your body’s metabolism. You can burn up to 100 kcal of energy every one mile you walk. Morning walks are more beneficial to the process of weight loss because in the morning, the glucose level of the body is low which means that it is the fat which burns. In the evening, when the glucose level is high, walking burns the glucose and reduces blood sugar level.

 

6- Diabetes and Hypertension
Walking is a form of exercise. Exercise burns glucose. Burning of glucose results in more utilization of insulin. This in turn improves blood sugar levels and help diabetics. Simple. Morning walks don’t just help patients manage their diabetes, they also prevent the onset of diabetes in healthy people. Walking 10,000 steps a day increases insulin sensitivity and reduces the Body Mass Index by one percent. In India, almost 51 million people suffer from diabetes. Morning walks can help prevent and control this disease. Walking lowers high blood pressure by improving blood flow in the body. Blood pressure control helps against hypertension. Walking just 20 to 30 minutes every day has a suppressing effect on hypertension. To keep these two diseases at bay, walk away.

 

5- Muscular Strength
Daily walks help improve muscular strength in the body by keeping the muscles in regular use. The muscles which benefit the most are in the calves, glutens, hamstrings, legs and arms. Walking tones the muscles of the thighs, arms, forearms, buttocks and legs. The shapely legs of people who walk regularly are a result of their toned calves. Moreover, walking doesn’t just build muscles but also helps in muscle endurance. This means that people who walk every morning can engage in physical exertion for a longer period of time without feeling tired. Ever notice how people who don’t engage in a lot of regular physical activity tire so easily? That is because they have low muscle strength and endurance. If you hate vigorous exercising but want to stay fit, going for a morning walk daily is an excellent substitute. This regular, moderate form of exercise ensures better muscle strength and endurance.

 

4- Brainpower
A quick paced walk right in the morning guarantees that you stay alert throughout the day. Along with your body, it energizes your mind as well. Walking improves blood circulation which means that a greater amount of oxygen reaches the brain. This leads to improved mental faculties and better powers of recollection. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco even found out that age related mental decline is lower in people who walk daily. It also lowers the risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia in elderly people. But most importantly, exercise produces brain-derived neurotrophic factor : a protein that perks up mental acuteness. So put on the walking shoes every morning and walk your way to better mental health.

 

3- Overall Health
Besides the major ways in which diabetes helps improve health, here are some more advantages of talking a morning walk every day-

–          Raises good cholesterol HDL levels in blood

–          Lowers LDL or bad cholesterol levels

–          Prevents and protects against miscarriages

–          Muscular development combats back pain

–          Is a standard treatment for osteoporosis patients

–          Boosts the immune system

–          Strengthens the joints

–          Better sexual health

2- Less Stress
As mentioned earlier as well, morning walks are beneficial not only to the body but to the mind as well. Walking helps a person deal with stress and combat anxiety. The psychological health of a person thus benefits greatly from walking, and even helps provide a positive outlook to the whole day, first thing in the morning. Morning walks have been shown to improve self esteem, which in turn helps fight various psychological ill effects like depression (one major cause of depression being low self esteem) If you stick to your resolve and walk regularly ever morning, it will lead to better overall mood and fight mild depression. Various studies have proven that walking helps reduce the anxiety and depression. The regular rhythm of breathing while walking, the sensory distractions it provides, the release of pent up energy etc all contribute to enhance psychological well being. The release of endorphins provides a natural ‘high’ and improves mood. While walking is of course no substitute for medicines and treatment, it does help a person cop with psychological stress better.

 

1- Cardiovascular Health
If this does not push you into waking up early for a walk, I don’t know what will. The health benefits of taking a morning walk everyday are immense, the most important one being that it is good for your heart. In a world where approximately 40% of the population suffers from heart diseases, as little a change in your lifestyle as going for a morning walk every day can be helpful to keep the diseases at bay. Studies have shown that walking briskly, at 3 to 4 miles per hour, can decrease your risk of heart disease by 40%! Since physical inactivity is a major reason for heart diseases, walking ensures that your heart stays fit. The heart is an organ which is strengthened by regular activity which helps it pump blood better. Walking daily has also been shown to lower the risk of a second heart attack in people who have already suffered from one. The physical activity of walking is instrumental in improving blood circulation in the body, strengthening the heart, increases the heart rate and generally promotes better cardiovascular health. Morning walks thus reduce the chances of cardiac arrests and strokes. So stop hitting the snooze button and wake up every morning to take a walk. Your heart will thank you.





Take an Inspiration Day

21 05 2016

From: stevepavlina.com

Have you ever felt the urge to explore a totally different field, skill, or interest for a while?

What is it you’d like to try, if you only had the time? Music? Programming? Web design? Entrepreneurship? Camping? A new exercise? A better way of eating? A new social group?

But then of course, you talk yourself out of it, don’t you? You probably tell yourself things like:

I can’t be starting something new right now.

I have too many other things to deal with.

It would take a big commitment to get anywhere with this, and I don’t have that kind of time.

I’m not ready to transition yet.

No one is forcing you to commit though. Commitment is unnecessary at this point. Why not simply taste and sample your new interest? Give it a day to impress you.

Set aside one day to explore your new interest. Say yes to it for one day only. During that day let it guide you, lead you, and make its case for further exploration.

Fire up GarageBand, and try writing your very first song. It’ll probably suck, but so what? It will be your own creation.

Film some video with your phone, fire up iMovie, and make your first movie. You’ll learn a great deal by doing.

Go to an art supply store, tell an employee you want to try painting, and ask for help to buy the bare minimum supplies you need to paint for one day. Take it home, and paint the day away. See what flows through you. Maybe you’re more creative than you realize.

Spend a day researching and reading about a whole new field — the one that keeps coming up for you recently.

Go out and visit stores you wouldn’t ordinarily visit. Talk to the salespeople. Ask all the questions you can think of. Become as much of an expert as you can in one day.

Go vegan for a day, and you’ll save more water than you would by not showering for a year. There are thousands of free recipes online, so use Google to find them. Make a shopping list, cook up a storm, and have a feast.

Read about the equipment in a part of the gym you never visit. Learn some exercises you can do. Then do a full workout there. It will give you a nice sense of accomplishment.

Have you ever played tennis? Disc golf? The equipment is cheap. Go have your first game.

After that one immersive day, you’ll be a slightly different person. You’ll have a fresher understanding of your interest. And you’ll be in a better position to assess and evaluate whether you’d like to explore it further.

Maybe one day is all you need. You satisfied your curiosity and discovered that the door wasn’t for you. That’s a good outcome since you won’t have to worry about those distracting urges for years to come.

Maybe that day triggers many more questions. You got a taste, but it wasn’t enough. You want more. So take more inspiration days, half days, quarter days, or whatever you need to continue your exploration. Lean into it more.

Maybe that day was amazing — full of rapid learning and encouraging progress. You walked through a door and discovered a delightful new path. Wonderful! Keep going. Let the inspiration continue to motivate you.

What if nothing inspires you? Then you’re not listening very well. If you can’t hear the voice of inspiration, turn down the volume of everything else. Turn off the distractions like the constantly buzzing phone, sit quietly by yourself, and take an hour to simply listen. Reflect on your life, your lifestyle, your work or school, your relationships, your finances, and your body. Listen to your thoughts. Hear yourself think. Notice your feelings.

What’s nudging you to change, grow, or shift? Where do you notice a pushing or pulling sensation? Where’s the dissatisfaction? Where’s the disappointment? Where’s the gentle request to try something new and different?

Maybe you have many commitments already. Maybe you’re busy. Maybe you have some great excuses. Give your inspirations an outlet anyway — a small slice of your time. Otherwise they’ll poke you… then nag you… then eventually overload you with regret.

Give an inspiration a day to make its case. Open the box and peer inside. Listen, taste, and explore.

 





How Alkaline Water Kills Cancer Cells And How To Prepare It

21 05 2016

Scientific study in Japan has suggested that alkaline water is effective in detoxifying the body and destroying cancerous cells.

This claim by Japanese scientists is of importance to everyone around the world and particularly in the West which has the highest prevalence of cancer cases.

Japan is also known to have a large elderly population and the highest life expectancy in the world, so their scientists claim cannot be easily ignored and written off as mere speculation.

Acidity and Alkalinity

The PH value is used to differentiate between acidity and alkalinity. Any substance with a value below 7 is regarded as acidic while if the value is above 7 then it is alkaline.

Rain water has a PH value that is considered as neutral because its PH value is 7 on the dot.

The human body is complex and our organs have different PH values, however an organ with a high acidity PH value is not preferable as that organ could be greatly damaged.

Importance of alkaline water

In this day and age of processed foods forming a majority of our daily diet our body has tended towards being more acidic than our ancestors who ate natural growing crops.

Eating sugary, salty or highly processed foods will increase the acidity of your body. Caffeine will also raise your acidity levels a notch. When you have a high acidic level your body reacts with symptoms of fatigue, weakness, abdominal pains and susceptibility to opportunistic diseases because of a weak immune system.

The high acidity in your body will damage cells and tissues and can have cells become malformed or malignant in the process.

Drinking alkaline water will help regulate the level of acidity in your body, so that you return to perfect health.

Alkaline water destroys cancerous cells

Alkaline water will destroy cancerous cells without damaging healthy ones. Taking alkaline water will also keep you more hydrated than normal water. When you drink alkaline water you will improve your health greatly.

 

Preparation of alkaline water

 Ingredients:

– Himalayan salt – 1 teaspoon

– Clean filtered water – 2 liters

– Quarter sliced organic lemon – 1 qty

Instructions:

– Get a glass jar and have it filled with clean filtered water.

– Next, put the lemon in the jar of water, don’t squeeze the lemon.

– You then add the single teaspoon of Himalayan salt to the water.

– Then you place the lid of the jar on and let it sit overnight and at room temperature.

– The next day drink before breakfast drink about three glasses of the alkaline water.

 

You will begin to look and feel healthy once you make alkaline water a part of your health routine.

Source: http://www.timefornaturalhealthcare.com/

 

 





Retiring Wealthy Without Money

21 05 2016

Repost:  From stevepavlina.com

 

June 1, 2015

I just received the following email this morning (edited to protect the person’s privacy):

Hi Steve,

How is your week going? I’m ___ with ___, a company helping people achieve financial success through technology. I came across your site, Steve Pavlina, as I was looking into how young adults can take more control of their money and lives.

Your 20s are typically the perfect time to start planning for retirement, but sometimes life gets in the way. What did you do successfully in your 20s, or if you could go back in time, is there anything you would have done differently to ensure a better financial future sooner in life? In a post on Steve Pavlina, I would love to hear your thoughts on how you could’ve built your financial safety net in your 20s better–and how you can start it now if you haven’t already. What would be your ideal retire at 65 plan?

Let me know if you’d be interested in sharing!

Sincerely,

___
Communications and Community
___ dot com

My reply:

Hi ___,

In strict financial terms, I have no fear of retiring broke.

The experience of going bankrupt in my late 20s helped me shift my priorities in life. I stopped treating money as a power source. I stopped seeing money as a way to buy my way out of valuable personal growth lessons. I embraced the many lessons to be learned from financial scarcity.

As for what I would have done differently in my 20s, I would have taken more vacations and spent less time at the office. I would have traveled a lot more. I would have made it a bigger priority to create happy memories during those times. I would have stopped treating money as a power source. I would have faced more fears.

Instead of working for money, which I found to be a hollow and ultimately unsuccessful pursuit, I decided to center my work around expressing my creativity, caring for people, providing value, exploring and experimenting, and creating positive ripples in the world. I do what feels inspired, and I let the universe handle the rest.

If that decision meant that I had to stay broke to live in alignment with those values, I was okay with that. I sensed that it would lead to a very rich life regardless of my finances.

As it turned out, when I worked from that perspective, abundance flowed into my life with relative ease. I earned more money, but more importantly, I learned to root my security in an unshakeable trust in life itself. I stopped treating money as a power source.

This doesn’t mean that I trust life not to send me setbacks, including financial setbacks. Rather I regard such challenges as important lessons to be embraced and welcomed, as opposed to trying to use money to buy my way out of them.

I learned that relationships are much more important than money, and a truer source of wealth.

Social goodwill provides all the wealth I need, and it’s a lot more secure than money. I’ve made so many friends around the world that even if I retired broke, there will always be someone who’ll be happy to give me a place to sleep, to feed me, etc.

My retirement plan, if I can label this as such, is to continue cultivating a healthy, positive, and loving relationship with the world, such that regardless of what happens with my finances, I’ll continue to feel secure, loved, and supported.

My needs are simple enough, my retirement ambitions are humble enough, and my fear of death and disease is low enough, that my retirement plan doesn’t require anything more than continuing along my current path.

Since I haven’t had a job in many years, you could say that I’m already retired. I spend my life doing what I enjoy. This past weekend I facilitated an absolutely delightful workshop in Las Vegas in a room of heart-centered people, as we shared lessons, love, and laughs. I must have received more than 100 hugs throughout the weekend. To me, this is wealth

 





Calamansi Juice Health Benefits

14 05 2016

Most often, we suffer from ailments caused by infection of different microorganism in our body, due to our immune system. Most conscious people consider natural method of treatment rather than chemicals. In boosting the body’s immune system, citrus fruits are very effective having high in Ascorbic Acid or vitamin C content.

Calamansi is a fruit grown all over Southeast Asia and it is very popular in the Philippines as it called a “golden lime”. It is extremely beneficial for the body as it eliminate the toxins that result to a faster weight loss. It is also perfect vitamin rich in citrus fruits enhanced your beauty and bringing glow on your face.

Warm lemon water, a perfect morning drink, as it assists the digestive system and made the process easier in eliminating waste products from the body. Lime Juice is considered beneficial in the treatment of digestive disorders. Aside from that, taking Calamansi Juice first thing in the morning could add a great value in constipation.

It has been said, drinking Calamansi Juice increases the body’s resistance to disease, prevents eye disorder and aids the healing of wounds. It also prevents tooth decay, bleeding of gums and loosening of teeth due to its vitamin C content which helps in maintaining the health of the teeth.

A lot of people enjoy drinking Calamansi Juice while some believes, that is only a refreshing drink. Definitely, it is a refreshing drink. But there were health benefits a Calamansi Juice were offering that we are not aware of.

Here are some benefits of Calamansi juice:

  • Skin Bleaching Agent
  • Serves as body cleanser
  • Use as body deodorant
  • Lightens dark area of the body like armpits and elbows
  • Lightens freckles
  • Good as Mouthwash
  • Cure coughs and expel the phlegm
  • Helpful in dealing with a Hangover
  • Prevent and Cure Osteoarthritis
  • Maintains Kidney Health
  • Great tonic for the Liver
  • Prevent Diabetes
  • Lighten Urine Color
  • Lowers blood cholesterol

In preparing Calamansi Juice, you will need:

5 pieces big green calamansi fruit
White Sugar
A glass of cold or warm water according to your choice

  1. Clean the calamansi fruit and cut into two.
  2. Squeeze to get the juice and pour into the glass of water.
  3. You can separate the seed using a fork when squeezing.
  4. Add the sugar to taste then stir and drink.

Nonetheless, drinking Calamansi Juice is definitely a natural and effective, to keep your kidney healthy. At no specific time, ten or more calamansi fruit in a glass of water are needed to consume. Aside from that, it also eliminates urine odor and lighten urine color.

Calamansi Juice has anti-bacterial property which is effective and natural mouthwash as it eliminates morning breath.

In addition, Calamansi Juice is much cheaper than any other health and beauty products over the counter, but it contains similar benefits, yet natural.

Health is wealth! Therefore, I’d highly suggest Calamansi Juice to add on your daily consumption to maintain a good health and beauty without harmful side effects.