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MANTRA OF SUCCESS AND PEACE: ‘POSITIVE SELF TALK’

In Health, Healthcare, Medicine on January 31, 2013 at 10:01 am

Positive Self Talk is a power tool to take you to the next level of intellectual competence. Say the following to yourself.selftalk

  •  I follow my plan and I reach my goals.
  •  I know how to listen—and I do. I have learned to hear not only the words which are being said, but I also listen to the unspoken thoughts which lie behind them.
  •  I am always prepared. I take the time to do it right.
  •  In everything I do, I am prepared, confident, self-assured, and successful.
  •  I always take care of the details in my work. I enjoy the details of selling and I always tend to them on time and with full attention. I keep myself “up.”
  •  I know that making good impression means keeping myself up, energetic, and in control.
  •  I never avoid confronting a problem or making a sales call of any kind. I keep myself working and that keeps me winning.
  •  I know that success  starts with seeing myself as the capable, productive individual that I am.
  • I know that greatness begins in the minds of the great.
  •  I know that what I believe about myself is what I will become—so I believe in the best for myself.
  •  I am practical and realistic, and I keep my feet on solid ground.
  •  I also give myself the freedom to live up to my fullest expectations. I never limit myself by the short-sighted beliefs of others—instead I open myself up to the broad horizons of unlimited possibility.
  • When someone says I “cannot,” I answer “why not?”
  • When someone says “It is impossible,” I answer that nothing is any more impossible than I believe it to be.
  • And I truly believe that with my individual fortress of faith, with me, anything is possible.
  •  I have drive, spirit, stamina, and endurance.
  •  I have a good strong winning attitude about myself and about everything I do.
  •  I am practical and realistic, but I also believe in the best possible outcome of any situation.
  •  If I have ever had any doubts about myself in the past, today is a good day to put them aside.
  •  It’s a good day to throw out any disbelief that ever held me back.
  •  I know that I am headed in the right winning direction, and I look forward and never look back.
  • I have the ability to focus on one thing at a time, so I concentrate my attention on the job at hand—and I get it done!
  •  Today is one of those days when nothing can stand in my way.
  •  When I need extra determination, I’ve got it! When I need more energy and drive, I’ve got it!
  •  I’ve got the power to get it done and the patience to see it through, no matter what the job or challenge may be.
  • Right now, even while I am telling myself these truths about me, I know that I can succeed and I am succeeding.
  • At this moment, if I think of any challenge in front of me, I know that I will become even more a winner because of it.
  •  I keep my chin up, my head held high. I look, act, sound, think, and feel like the winner I am!
  • Anytime a problem starts to get me down, I get myself right back up! I tackle problems and I solve them.
  • When frustration or defeat threatens me, I just become that much stronger, more positive, better organized, and more determined than ever!
  • Right now, today, this very moment, I am capable of giving myself the gift of absolute self-assurance, self-belief, and powerful non-stop confidence in myself.
  • No matter what it is that requires the very best of me, I can do it and I know I can.
  •  Today is a great day. And I’ve got what it takes.
  •  So I choose to do it right, do it well! I choose to live today with joy and love.
  •  I know it’s all up to me. One hundred percent!
  • Every bit of it. All of it is in how I look at it and what I do about it! That’s what winning is. That’s why I am a winner. I set my sights; I keep my balance. I don’t hesitate. I don’t hold back!
  •  I know that the world is full of opportunities. Look at what I can do; look at where I can go!
  •  Look at what I can do just by saying “Yes!” to myself! Just look at what I can do today! I am incredible…and today is a great day to show it!
  • I can do anything I believe I can do! I’ve got it, and every day I get more of it.
  •  I have talent, skills, and ability. I set goals and I reach them. I know what I want out of life.
  •  I go after it and I get it. People like me, and I feel good about myself.
  •  I have a sense of pride in who I am, and I believe in myself.
  •  Nothing seems to stop me. I have a lot of determination. I turn problems into advantages.
  •  I find possibilities in things that other people never give a chance. I have a lot of energy—I am very alive!
  •  I enjoy life and I can tell it and so can others. I keep myself up, looking ahead, and liking it.
  • I know that I can accomplish anything I choose, and I refuse to let anything negative hold me back or stand in my way.self-talk
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Rules to Balance Life

In Health, Healthcare on January 21, 2013 at 8:00 am
  1. balance-photoIntegrity. What defines our character and our integrity is not measured by what happens to us; but rather by how we react and respond to what happens to us.
  2. Listening. As a human being, one of the best gifts I can give my fellow humans is to listen; to really listen to what they are saying and to be fully present in the moment with them.
  3. Love. The presence of love in our life, the love we have for our families, our friends, our faith and for ourselves, is the single most important source of light and energy we can tap into when we have the need to be filled-up; or when we see the need to fill someone else up with grace, hope and our love
  4. Optimism.  “When God hands you lemons, you make lemonade.” The value of optimism is clear here – take what you have been given and make the best of it.
  5. Patience. Patience is a value which can also improve productivity because it creates a better state of mind, a clearer state of mind, for better decision making.
  6. Respect. We are all different, yet we are all the same in the sense we want to be respected for how we think and believe. When we show the proper respect we are not only validating the other person’s dignity, we are also enhancing our own.
  7. Right Choices. It’s not that we always have to get it right; in fact it’s not reasonable to think every choice we make will be the right choice. But when we have completed our research, performed our discernment, and have listened to our inner wisdom the hope is we are guided to the right choice. Acting on this choice is where the true value exists.
  8. Sacrifice. Sometimes it’s appropriate to put someone else’s needs before your own. This is the meaning of sacrifice. Along with sacrifice comes some discomfort; perhaps even some pain. This is what makes sacrifice a value to live by.
  9. Tolerance. There are people who make us angry and we just can’t seem to see eye-to-eye with on an issue. Rather than showing contempt, tolerance is a better alternative. It shows respects, patience and courtesy – all important values in their own right, too.
  10. Unity. There is indeed strength in numbers. Working together to solve a common problem ensures a greater chance of success. Making the effort to bring people together will always be more effective than finding ways to pull people apart.
  11. Vision. Vision is created by our dreams and daydreams, alike, Vision provides the avenue to take our lives to wherever we want them to go. Our vision reminds us that we are always capable of learning and growing into who we want to be.

Values to Live with..

In Health on January 14, 2013 at 9:33 am

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When our actions and words are aligned with our values, life is generally good and we feel content, confident and satisfied. But when our behaviors don’t match-up with our values, we soon begin to sense an uneasiness that begins to swell and grow inside of us.

This uncomfortable feeling tells us that not all is good with the world right now. We feel out-of-whack; out-of-touch and generally out-of-sorts. These feelings can be a source of anxiety and unhappiness.

Making a deliberate and conscious attempt to identity which values are the most important is needed to keep your anxiety low and your happiness and sense of personal worth and self-awareness high.

Regardless if we recognize them or not, values do naturally exist. Our lives can become less stressful, and more productive, when we acknowledge our personal values – and then make the attempt to live by and honor these values regardless of the circumstances we encounter.

The following values are the most important to live by:

    1. Appreciation. Taking a brief moment to say, “thank you,” or acknowledging the exceptional job the restaurant server did when waiting on you is not only encouraging for the beneficiary to hear; it fills your soul with more appreciation too.
    2. Belief in Others. It can be your attitude; your resolve, that can lift someone up when they are down. Their doubt can be erased by your confidence. And something else amazing happens: belief is contagious – the more you believe in others; the more you will continue to believe in yourself.
    3. Caring. Caring for others, as well as self-care, allows you to extend a helping hand and to pass along some unexpected grace. When we take the time to demonstrate we care; we demonstrate the fact there are still plenty of good people left in this world.
    4. Commitment. Commitment shows loyalty and it can show bravery and tenacity as well. A commitment is a promise made and an expectation we have created. Honoring our commitments can make the difference between achieving what’s most important to us or feeling disappointed and defeated.
    5. Compassion. We are all part of this thing called the human condition. No doubt we have different skin colors, religious preferences and political points-of-view, but at the end of the day, we still need to take care of one another.
    6. Cooperation. Even the most complex tasks and assignments can be made simpler when we focus on the solutions – together.
    7. Courtesy. The next time you are approaching a door and someone is ten steps or so behind you, wait just one second longer before walking through. Instead hold the door for that one second. It’s amazing how something that can happen in a blink of an eye can carry so much lasting value.
    8. Dedication. No matter how the circumstances may change, unless you are in a physically or emotionally abusive situation, stay the course and never give up. I would rather be called a failure than a loser. Losers give up when things become too difficult. Failures are folks who have just not found success – but will. So, call me a failure if you like, because it implies I haven’t stop trying.
    9. Devotion. Some days are just naturally better than others. It’s the same way in our interpersonal relationships and in our faith. Things can get unstable at times, but staying devoted to a cause or to a person through the uncertain times is our rock to grasp when our faith and our foundation is shaky.
    10. Effort. No matter the outcome, there is always value in the effort when the effort is authentic and well-intended.
    11. Forgiveness. To be clear, the purpose of forgiveness is not to absolve someone of the sin(s) committed against you; but to free yourself from the pain and the anger that is keeping you stuck. When you forgive, you are better able to let go of the past and keep moving forward with your life.
    12. Friendship. Friends support us and they provide an unfiltered view of our actions when asked. Friends sustain us through difficult periods and join us for the events we celebrate.

Sexually transmitted diseases

In Health, Healthcare, Medicine on January 4, 2013 at 10:13 am

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Sexually transmitted diseases are infections that are acquired and transmitted by sexual contact. Although virtually any infection may be transmitted during intimate contact, the term sexually transmitted disease is restricted to conditions that are largely dependent on sexual contact for their transmission and propagation in a population. The term venereal disease is literally synonymous with sexually transmitted disease but traditionally is associated with only five long-recognized diseases . Sexually transmitted diseases occasionally are acquired nonsexually, but in adults they are virtually never acquired by contact with contaminated intermediaries such as towels, toilet seats, or bathing facilities. However, some sexually transmitted infections are transmitted primarily by sexual contact in some settings and by nonsexual means in others

Sexually transmitted disease (STD) is a term used to describe more than 20 different infections that are transmitted through exchange of semen, blood, and other body fluids; or by direct contact with the affected body areas of people with STDs. Sexually transmitted diseases are also called venereal diseases.

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are viral and bacterial infections passed from one person to another through sexual contact.

Adolescence is a time of opportunities and risk when many health behaviors are established. Although many of these behaviors are health-promoting, some are health-compromising, resulting in increasingly high rates of adolescent morbidity and mortality. For example, initiation of sexual intercourse and experimentation with alcohol and drugs are normative adolescent behaviors. However, these behaviors often result in negative health outcomes such as the acquisition of STDs. As a consequence of STDs, many adolescents experience serious health problems that often alter the course of their adult lives, including infertility, difficult pregnancy, genital and cervical cancer, neonatal transmission of infections, and AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome).

Some symptoms of STDs affect the genitals and reproductive organs:

  • A woman who has an STD may bleed when she is not menstruating or has abnormal vaginal discharge. Vaginal burning, itching, and odor are common, and she may experience pain in her pelvic area while having sex.
  • A discharge from the tip of the penis may be a sign that a man has an STD. Males may also have painful or burning sensations when they urinate.
  • There may be swelling of the lymph nodes near the groin area.
  • Both men and women may develop skin rashes, sores, bumps, or blisters near the mouth or genitals. Homosexual men frequently develop these symptoms in the area around the anus.

Prevention

Prevention of STDs involves primary and secondary approaches. Primary prevention aims to educate individuals about the advantages of discriminate and safe sex (prevention by the use of condoms), about the symptoms of the common sexually transmitted diseases, and about how to seek care for them. It is also important to point out that some conditions may cause no symptoms, so that regular check-ups are advised for those who often change their partners.

Secondary prevention aims to encourage people to seek care without delay once the symptoms of a disease are recognized, to stop sexual intercourse until medical advice has been sought, and to adhere to the advice and treatment given. The final aspect of control is the tracing of the sexual contacts of the infected patient, who may have infection without being aware of it.

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