Friday, July 15, 2011


“The consequences of today are determined by the actions of the past. To change your future, alter your decisions today.” ~ Anonymous

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Life Lessons

Below are a list of life lessons that have been submitted.

1. If you can do what you love for a living, life will be a lot less stressful and a hell of a lot more fun. (Lisa B., 41)
2. A smile is one of the few contagious things that you should spread. So spread it to everyone! (Marcie W., 27)
3. Never be too proud to ask for help (especially for directions, ahem). (Ashley V., 23)
4. Avoid pulling all-nighters. They're no fun and too much Red Bull is no good for you. (David S., 20)
4. We regret more about the things we didn't do than the things we did do. Get out of yourself and just do it. (Will W., 36)
5. Stop trying to impress people by being someone you're not because in the end, you'll lose yourself. (Anonymous)
6. We don't have to do anything - we always have a choice. (Tim W., 38)
7. The best feeling in the world is getting paid to do what you love to do. (Laozhang, 36)
8. No one can make you feel anything you don't want to. (Jennifer K., 28)
9. The older I get, the less I care about what others think of me. Therefore, the older I get, the more I enjoy life. (Michael M., 57)
10. The word "Family" rarely ends up meaning blood related, and usually ends up becoming who we allow them to be. (Celeste, 29)
11. The purpose of life is simply to live a life of purpose. With no reason to get up in the morning life can start to really get you down. Watch out retirees! Make sure you retire to something instead of from something. (Ricky K., 33)
12. If you have the choice to be right or kind, always pick kind! (Kate, 55)
13. Life is a fight, and even though it seems like you're going to get knocked out, you must keep on fighting! (Frank, 17)
14. Even a snake's a saint unless stepped upon. Learn to forgive people who hurt you, hate is like holding onto burning coal. (James, 32)
15. I have taken noticed that the deeper I know about myself, the clearer I understand others. (Sambo, 25)
16. Make Jesus your best friend. With faith, let Him guide and direct you in all you do. It's guaranteed to work that way. (Ras'Mel, 46)
17. Change is the only pemanant thing in life. (Malik, 28)
18. Always put yourself in the other's shoes, if it hurts you, it probably hurts the other too. (Shashank, 19)
19. Success is a game. The more you play the more you win. The more you win the more successfully you can play the game. (Durga, 40)
20. Take the stairs. There is no elevator. (Anonymous)
21. Years at school will seem short compared to a life time of minimum wage jobs. Get a good education, and achieve your dreams! (Anonymous)
22. Always empty your cup, always ask for more knowledge so you will be able to help yourself and others. (Ameen, 26)
23. Never be afraid to fail because through failure comes success. (Shanterica B., 15)
24. I've learn that loving someone doesn't always mean keeping them. Sometimes, it also means you have to let them go. (MJ, 28)

Tips To Live A Happy And Rewarding Life

Good living is all about balance. Yet many people fail to realize this, and instead focus their energies on certain aspects of their life while neglecting others. This creates an imbalance, preventing us from reaching real and lasting satisfaction and fulfullment.

To live a good life, one must maintain areas of strength while identifying and improving areas of weakness. In order to be a balanced individual, you must have a clear mental state, a healthy body, a strong spirit, a dependable social network, romantic satisfaction, and financial stability. These are key components to a happy life.

Yet in this modern world, we are often assaulted on each of these grounds. Television, information technology, the fast pace of life... these things create noise inside our heads.

Junk food, pollution, chemicals, addictions, the rise in obesity and diabetes... these things contribute to the declining health of our bodies.

Our highly mobile society, the internet and television, weakening family bonds.. these things can work against a healthy social network of friends and family.

Marital infidelity, moral decline, meaningless dating... these things work against pure and everlasting romantic love.

Credit cards and accumulating debt, declining wages, unemployment, job outsourcing... these things make it difficult for many individuals to live sustainably.

And too many people are willing to passively accept the circumstances of their day-to-day life. Too many people are so ingrained in their routine that meaningful change never comes. But let today be the day that YOU make a change. Let today be the start of a journey that will lead to greater balance and satisfaction.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Make the most of your doctor's visit. Take five minutes, right now or in the waiting room, to jot down everything you'd like to ask your physician- and what he or she needs to know about you:

1.What do you think is causing my problem?
2.Is there more than one condition (disease) that could be causing my problem?
3.What tests will you do to diagnose the problem and which of the conditions is present?
4.How good are the tests for diagnosing the problem and the conditions?
5.How safe are the tests?
6.What is the likely course of this condition? What is the long-term outlook with and without treatment?
7.What are my treatment options? How effective is each treatment option? What are the benefits versus risks of each treatment option?
8.If my symptoms worsen, what should I do on my own? When should I contact you?
9.Are you aware of each of the medications that I am taking? Can they adversely interact with the medications you are prescribing for me?
10.Should we monitor for side effects of the medications that you are prescribing or for their interactions with other medications I am taking?

Friday, January 28, 2011

Why People Fail

The Top 5 Reasons Most People Fail at Achieving Their Goals

Reason #1: People don’t take action. OK, this sounds obvious. Surely we all know that we have to take action in order to get somewhere. Even so, you would not believe how many people I talk with who sit there and wonder why their life doesn’t go the way they want it. (I know this b/c I’ve been there.) The thing is that they often don’t know what action to take, OR, they aren’t being honest with themselves about whether they really are taking action.

Reason #2: People are afraid. They might be afraid of failure, or of success. And sometimes they are afraid of both. A bit of a catch-22, wouldn’t you say?

Reason #3: People have poor internal programming. Think of yourself like a computer – whatever you put in affects what you get out. As you set goals and think about achieving them and the actions required to achieve them, what thoughts are you “putting in”? What is the internal dialogue you have running? What do you imagine will happen?

Reason #4: People’s environments don’t make success automatic. Most of us have been taught to use willpower to get ourselves to do what needs to be done. While that can work short term, it is also draining and doesn’t usually sustain the change or action. Instead, think about designing your environments to get you to do what you know/think you ought to be doing.

Reason #5: People give up too early. Yep, while most of us like to think of ourselves as persistent, the truth is most of us give up just before we’re about to have a breakthrough. We let discouragement and obstacles become barriers, rather than using them as launching pads for the next approach.

40 Inspirational Speeches in 2 Minutes

Sometimes, I used to think what exactly is inspiration? I looked in the dictionary and thesaurus and found out that inspiration is similar with vision (which most people have), genius (hmm...maybe only a chosen few of us are), and also it's synonymous to influence (now, this really depends on the person and circumstances). But how do you define inspiration-- is it something you do, see, hear, taste or smell? Is it anything which any of your five senses can perceive? It depends on the person really, the reasons behind why we look for it and the various situations surrounding it.

Inspiration is after all that very thing which makes you chase your dreams. It's that blissful and exciting feeling that you get when your heart glides and your soul is moved.