A while back, there was a viral news story here in Indonesia: the father of a famous celebrity was found begging on the street. When the government’s social agency picked him up, he was in terrible condition. He didn’t have any belongings. He didn’t even have a single penny. And he apparently hadn’t taken a shower for days. This became viral because his daughter is a famous celebrity with lots and lots of money. How could this happen? As it turns out, the celebrity’s father and mother divorced years ago when she was just 7 years old. Since then, the father worked odd jobs until one day he could no longer find any more jobs. Not knowing what else to do, he became a beggar. And not being able to pay rent, he just slept wherever he could.
Note: This post is written by Olympia Powell It is no secret that leading an active lifestyle is great for your overall health. However, you may be interested in the specific mental and physical benefits you receive when you are remaining active. Since physical activity engages your entire mind and body, there are several positive benefits you will notice when you lead an active lifestyle. Mental Health Benefits Once you begin any physical activity, your mind is also getting a great workout so to say. There are several ways your mind will benefit from staying active. Some of the mental health benefits include:
Life shouldn’t be serious all the time. We also need time to chill out and relax. Here I’d like to deviate a bit from my normal topics and talk about a favorite pastime of mine: playing games. I love playing games. In fact, I loved it so much that I learned to make my own games. That’s how I came to learn computer programming, beginning when I was in high school. There was a problem though: I spent so much time playing games that I barely accomplished anything at all. Back in those days, I could spend six hours straight playing games! I had a lot of fun but accomplished very little (except for making my own games, I guess).
Note: This post is written by Rick Riddle By the control of the subconscious mind, you get control over the conscious. ~ Swami Vivekananda Many years ago, Dr. Maxell Maltz, a well-known plastic surgeon in New York, wrote a book, called Psychocybernetics. In it he discussed the power of the subconscious in controlling our opinions of ourselves. He recounted many stories of people who came to him for plastic surgery of all varieties – some with ugly noses; some who had been disfigured in an accident; some who wanted to reverse the effects of aging. Some patients were thrilled with the results. Others, even though the results were wonderful, continued to see themselves as ugly. He finally realized that these negative people had programmed their subconscious minds that they were ugly, and that was still their dominant thought. The book is a great read with some very practical advice about how to fix that negativity that is seated with the subconscious.
Note: This post is written by Saurabh Srivastava So, you have got this dream. It might be writing a novel, building up a popular blog, making 6 pack abs, and anything else. You might know people who reached these goals, and their journey was just a long walk on the warm sand. And here, you have been hustling on the thorns since quite a long and yet you find yourself reaching nowhere. If this is the case, there are great chances that you might have fallen in one, or more, of the traps that are pulling you down.
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