Saturday, November 26, 2022

Reading & Mindfulness

 


Reading is a simple way to practice mindfulness and meditation. Begin by selecting a short book that you would like to read in the afternoon or before going to sleep. You can choose a book of poetry, a short romance novel, or a book that grabs your attention to read it. When you have selected a book, find a quiet place to read it aloud. Feel comfortable while sitting or lying down before you start to read.

Add extra pillows if needed to feel comfortable. Carefully open the first page of the book and read slowly. Do not rush into it. Take slow breaths while you read aloud. Visualize and imagine the place, the sounds, the social environment, and other themes that might appear in the novel.

If you are reading a poem, visualize what the poet is trying to convey and how it makes you feel. Practice reading five pages per day to get in the habit of applying mindfulness to your routine. Reading relaxes the mind and the body. Feel inspired by what you read while you meditate on the words that are in the book. Make sure you read a book that is uplifting, motivational, and makes you feel positive.

If there are words you do not understand from the book, you can look up the definition of the words to help you know what the writer was trying to say. Reading builds your vocabulary. Nonetheless, you will feel less anxious and temporarily block your fears. It stimulates the brain to be creative and reduces stress. Reading makes you socialize more and feel more confident when you are speaking to someone.

Reading is a great hobby to do without making it into a chore. You can also read the words of music lyrics if you like to read something in five or ten minutes. If the room is too quiet while you read aloud, you can play soft instrumental music in the background. Reading also helps you to fall asleep quicker and to relax. Here are more resources about reading and mindfulness. 


Is Reading a Form of Meditation-Thrive:

Is reading a form of meditation? | Thriive.in


7 Reasons Why Reading is the Same as Meditation-My Reading World:

7 Reasons Why Reading is the Same as Meditation – MyReadingWorld


How Reading Aloud can be a Mindfulness Practice-Mindful:

How Reading Aloud Can Be a Mindfulness Practice - Mindful






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Thursday, November 24, 2022

Snow Globe Coloring Pages 2022

 


Since 1878 snow globes were made and were sold in 1879 throughout Europe. Now, snow globes are sold all over the world and it makes a beautiful decoration in your home. Snow globes continue to sell throughout the many seasons and holidays with nostalgic themes. Also snow globes can be made using your family’s picture to display in the living room. Additionally, snow globe coloring pages are still popular to get prepared for Christmas.

Today, I have created three coloring pages of snow globes. There is a coloring page of a winter home. The other two coloring pages is a snow woman and a snow man. These coloring pages are free and for your personal use. Thank you for following, commenting, and reading my blog. 



















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Monday, November 21, 2022

Holiday Breakfast


During the busiest season, it is so easy to skip breakfast. But it is a bad idea not to eat anything after waking up in the morning. Using fewer ingredients you can make this holiday breakfast for yourself and your family. You can serve this breakfast with hot coffee, hot black tea, or orange juice. Here is the recipe for making this holiday breakfast. 

Ingredients: 

Half of an onion 

One bell pepper 

One or two cans of garbanzo beans 

Eggs 

Chicken broth or bouillon or vegetable broth 

Unsalted crackers 

Baby bell cheese 

One or two tomatoes 

Extra virgin olive oil 

Black pepper

Preparation and Cooking time: 

In one skillet add sliced tomatoes, bell peppers, and onions with olive oil. In another pot, add sliced bell peppers and onions with broth or bouillon with water. If you are using broth there is no need for water in the pot. Open one can of garbanzos and rinse the garbanzos. Then add the garbanzos to the pot. 

Stir the vegetables in the skillet and add the eggs. Continue stirring the eggs and vegetables. Once the scrambled eggs are ready, serve the eggs with the garbanzo soup. Add unsalted crackers and the baby bell cheese. Then add black pepper to the eggs. 

This simple breakfast will keep you and your family feeling good and ready to start the day. You can add ketchup to your eggs or a little bit of salt. But this is optional. After making this meal, you will not want to skip breakfast. Enjoy this holiday breakfast. 






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Sunday, November 20, 2022

World Hello Day 2022


Saying Hello can be said in many languages, and it is always a friendly greeting to say to anyone. World Hello Day is observed every November 21st. Although it is not an official holiday to celebrate,  it is a good way to practice kindness to others. Sometimes saying hello is enough to cheer someone and make them in a good mood. More than one hundred and eighty countries bring the awareness of saying hello and promoting peace. 

Some people make an effort to say hello to ten people. This can be done in person or on social media. While others learn to say hello in different languages through the Babbel or another language application. Also, kids can make a drawing using the word, hello to greet their parents. Saying hello is so easy to do but not everyone takes the time to say it to someone. 

When you use the word hello, others get the impression that you are friendly and ready to socialize with them. It also shows you have good manners. Teenagers should practice saying hello to their teachers, parents, and others. It is a good habit to do. Even if not everyone will return your hello, it is a nice way to start your day. 

You can also write a note, a letter, or a card to someone with a brief message and a hello. World Hello Day is a sociable day to practice acts of kindness. Try saying hello to someone and you might make a new friend. Do not be shy to say hello to someone. Here is a website about World Hello Day. 


World Hello Day Sends Thousands of Greetings Around the World:

World Hello Day sends thousands of greetings around the world.







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Friday, November 18, 2022

How to Back Up Your Data?


Backing up computer data is a useful skill that any student can learn for their future job and for their personal information at home. There are paid services that can be used to back up computer information. But students can use USBs to back up their homework in three easy steps. First, make sure the USB is formatted even if it is a new USB. Second, name the drive of the USB or use the letter that automatically comes with the drive of the USB.

Third, make a blank folder in the USB by making a right click and highlighting on new folder. Fourth, rename the blank folder by right clicking where it says rename. Fifth add your homework, notes, and scanned items inside the folder. You can have several folders in the USB drive for your math, science, art, and other homework subjects. Make sure your USB drive has a high unit of data storage or gigabyte.

Another way is by making a folder inside your e-mail. Using your e-mail account, you can make a new folder and name the folder. In that folder you can store your homework for the week or for the month. You can make many folders in your e-mail account and rename them based on your homework subjects. Always use the two-step factor authentication in your e-mail account especially if you are backing up your homework in your e-mail.

Last you can use the cloud that is provided from your e-mail account or from another cloud service. In the cloud you can also make several folders and name each folder. Upload your homework assignments, notes, and scanned documents. What is good about saving your homework in various ways is that you will not have to worry about forgetting to bring your typed homework assignments. Always print out a hard copy of your homework assignments and save copies of your handwritten homework on the computer.

As a student you will learn basic computer skills at school or in college. However, I found it easier to back up homework by using these methods. Back up your homework in various sources especially if the cloud is not working online or there is a server error. Be careful when handling USB’s and take them out gently from the computer. Here are more resources about backing up your homework. 

5 Ways to Back up Your Data and Keep it Safe-Life Wire: 

5 Ways to Back up Your Data and Keep It Safe (lifewire.com)


How Students Can Back Up Their Data in 2022-Best Free Paid Options Infographic:

https://ivypanda.com/blog/how-students-can-back-up-their-data-in-2022-best-free-paid-options-infographic/








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Thursday, November 17, 2022

Three Components that Damage Relationships


Relationships require patience, time, and sharing a lot about each other. Over time some relationships tend to get damaged because of resentment, secrets, and not taking care of oneself. Other times family members meddle in a couple's relationship which makes it worse. When a person has childhood resentment and continues bringing it into their committed relationship; It makes it harder to communicate with their partner. Since there is so much anger due to bad childhood experiences, their partner does not fully understand them. 


When there are too many secrets, their partner is filled with doubts. Also, there is so much intrigue to know what their partner is hiding. This creates frustration, self-doubt, and not knowing what to do to fix it. It is alright to have one or two small secrets from your partner. However, if the secret is life-threatening, medical, or anything important it is best not to hide it from your partner. 


Always take care of yourself and have a good appearance. When one partner loses their beautiful or sensual appearance, it might make their partner lose interest. Not taking care of oneself makes it difficult to feel that attraction from your partner. Practice good hygiene habits and look beautiful. Make your partner proud to be with you. 

It hurts so much when one partner does not want to be seen in public with their partner. Furthermore, relationships can be damaged by other factors. But having resentment and secrets hurt on a deeper level which often comes with consequences. Do not let family members meddle in your relationships. Here are more websites about resentment and secrets that ruin relationships. 


Can a Relationship Recover from Resentment-Psychology Today:

Can a Relationship Recover From Resentment? | Psychology Today


Why Secrets Can Ruin Relationships-Psychology Today:

Why Secrets Can Ruin Relationships | Psychology Today







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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Dandruff and Natural Treatments for the Hair

Dandruff can appear anytime throughout the year. It feels embarrassing and frustrating to have dandruff in your hair. Using dandruff shampoo might not be enough for moisturizing your hair. Sometimes getting a haircut helps with controlling dandruff. But other products can help you manage and minimize dandruff on your hair. 

These products can be found in your kitchen. Other products need to be purchased to mix with vinegar, water, or olive oil. Also, you will need an empty spray bottle, traveling shampoo bottles, and traveling conditioner bottles to mix the natural ingredients. Additional items such as towels, a hair comb, and time to wash your hair. You can do this in the morning or at night. 

Reserve some time for taking care of your hair needs. You can use one egg yolk and extra virgin olive oil on your scalp. Egg hair masks nourish your hair and make a natural shiny look on your hair. Leave the egg mask for about thirty minutes. Completely rinse your hair especially if you have naturally oily hair.

Another way is using apple cider vinegar or distilled white vinegar with essential oils. You can use lavender, mint, eucalyptus, or tea tree oil to mix in a spray bottle with vinegar. Wet your hair and spray a mixture of essential oil with vinegar. Avoid spraying this near your eyes. Then massage it in your hair for about twenty minutes. 

After that apply shampoo and massage your hair. Rinse it out. There is no need to use a conditioner when using vinegar. Vinegar also makes your hair look shiny and healthy. Do not do this every day because vinegar may dry your hair too much. 

Essential oils can also be diluted with extra virgin olive oil and massaged on your scalp. Make sure you leave it on for about thirty minutes before rinsing your hair. Then use shampoo to rinse the leftover oils. Baking soda can also be used by mixing it with water. Leave on your hair and rinse it out. 

Coconut oil can also be used to moisturize your scalp. Aloe vera has also been beneficial for minimizing the amount of dandruff. Lemon juice can be sprayed onto your hair with vinegar. Lemon creates natural highlights on your hair and may help in treating dandruff. Always make sure you rinse your hair well after using these ingredients. 

Taking care of your hair is necessary to keep it looking healthy and glossy. Keep in mind that some natural ingredients might dry your hair too much. It is recommended to do these treatments once or twice a week. Sometimes doing these treatments once a month may also prevent drying your hair in excess. Here are resources for natural treatments for dandruff. 

 


Eucalyptus Oil for Dandruff-Benefits and How to Use-Useful Essential Oils:


How to Get Rid of Dandruff-9 Home Remedies-Healthline:


How to Get Rid of Dandruff-10 Natural Remedies-Dr. Axe:


How to Get Rid of Dandruff Using Natural Treatments-Reader's Digest:









 
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