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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

9 Foods That Will Naturally Detox You

Running out of ideas? Perhaps these are a few good picks to kick start the habit of 'detoxing'. But of course they also do have other beneficial nutrients in them.

Something quick yet fulfilling, enjoy. Courtesy of mindbodygreen

Thursday, April 17, 2014

5 Ways You Attract Great People When You Like Yourself More

It's okay to be wierd. Even I don't spell that word properly, haha. Thanks Tiny Buddha!



Friends
“By accepting yourself and being fully what you are, your presence can make others happy.” ~Jane Roberts
Several years ago, I was so unhappy with my harsh loneliness that I decided that I was going to try anything under the sun to build a social life and have friends that cared about me.
I read all the books I could find and tried all the techniques they shared, but I still had to make a lot of effort tobuild friendships and hold my social life together.
Then I started to learn and apply the principles of self-esteem.
I used to think that I needed to be as extroverted as possible. It was exhausting, and people could see that it wasn’t really how I wanted to present myself.
As a celebration of my uniqueness, I started behaving a little more like who I am—a little calmer and more interested in the depth of things.
While I became less gregarious-sounding, I actually started making more friends, and more genuine ones; and the relationships with them were more solid.
I was amazed at those results; I knew that self-esteem would contribute to my happiness, but never thought that being less of a gregarious person would improve my social life.
When I met new people, I no longer talked about the trendy subjects that everyone was raving about. I talked about what I wanted to talk about. I expressed my unique perspective.
People responded well; it gave them the chance to meet a human being who’s not afraid to express his genuine thoughts and opinions.
Self-esteem completely shifted the way I interacted with people and made my social much easier to hold and develop.
Here, I want to dig deeper and share with you 5 reasons why self-esteem can help you have a better, more fulfilling social life. When you have high self-esteem:

1. You have healthy boundaries.

When you like yourself, you no longer have to say “yes” when you mean “no,” and don’t have to make false promises, either. People love to be friends with those who aren’t afraid to say “no.” This strength of spirit inspires them.
This character makes people see you as trustworthy. Everyone wants friends they can trust.
When you preserve your self-respect and stand up for yourself, you keep more of your energy and value. If you have no boundaries, you and your energy get depleted.

2. You’re naturally a giver of value.

When you like yourself, you believe you have value to offer, so you naturally start to see abundance instead of scarcity. You realize that the world is generous, there is enough for everyone, and we can create even more that didn’t exist before.
People can tell that you’re not one of those people who think they have to take value from others to have more.
This instantly puts you out of the selfish category. People fear that they’ll end up with selfish friends, who are only there to take whatever they can and give as little as possible. That’s not who they want in their life; they want friends that like them for who they are.
Liking yourself indicates that you don’t have any neediness, and therefore, you only hang out with people because you genuinely appreciate them.

3. You know you’re not perfect, and you’re not for everyone; you appreciate your uniqueness.

When you like yourself, you appreciate your uniqueness and have no problem with some people seeing things differently than you. You therefore celebrate your unique talents and opinions.
When you appreciate your uniqueness, you tend to cultivate and grow it. That is exactly what makes you an interesting person to be around.
For example, if you like Southern Italian cuisine, even if no one you know else does, you start to get more and more interested in it, which means you’ll start to know more about Italian geography, history, and world views. You’ll maybe even go there on vacation.
People love being around others who are passionate about something; it inspires them to get passionate about their own interests.

4. You’re cheerful and you can see the good in people.

When you like yourself, you see the good in yourself, but you also see the good in others. This is an instant charmer! People are keen to know if you’ll appreciate who they are and what they have to offer to the world.
When you have that positive energy within your own life, you start to project it on to others. First, your cheerfulness catches their attention; second, they realize that you’re not only optimistic for yourself, but for them as well.

5. You’re not overly serious.

Liking yourself means that you’re realistic and can recognize your imperfections, quirks, and mistakes. You know you can improve what you want but will never be perfect, and you’re okay with that.
This means you’ll have enough confidence to poke fun at yourself. Other people recognize this, and know that they can have lots of fun around you, as you don’t take yourself too seriously.
This also shows a side of you that is vulnerable and completely human. People get fixated on this on the spot because they recognize the same human vulnerability in themselves.
Great people reserve a special spot in their life for people who can interact and relate without masks or barriers to hide behind—and that comes from liking yourself.
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About Paul Sanders

Paul Sanders's Get The Friends You Want teaches you how to: Overcome Shyness & Loneliness; Master Conversation & Social Skills; Make Friends & Build a Social Circle. Start here: Free Social Skills Newsletter.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

We Rarely Love People


Hmmmmmm

We fall in love with lots of things, but rarely people.
We fall in love with our ideas of people, but loving a person in their entirety, with all their flaws, weaknesses, insecurities and baggage… that’s incredibly hard to do. It’s also perhaps the most important thing we can do. Because we need it ourselves. And we’re the only ones who can provide it.
The language we use to talk about love is clearly oversimplistic. It sort of needs an update. We use the word love so often, so easily, in so many circumstances that it loses its meaning. It loses its usefulness as a descriptor. “She loved him” - what does that mean? What does that tell us about her, about him, about any relationship they might have had? Next to nothing, actually. So much more context is required. Who’s saying it, why, and what do they really mean?
The problem with a question like “What is love?” isn’t that love is too mysterious, too complex, too indescipherable. I get very frustrated by people who make that claim. They frustrate me because I feel like they prevent us from having the important discussions we need to be having about what it means to nurture and sustain relationships. Love can be mystical and whimsical, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t scrutinize it and reflect upon it.
We “fall” in love, and we fall “heads over heels”. While there are a few thinkers, philosophers, authors and artists who really dig deep into it, it often feels like the vast majority of us obsess with a juvenile, adolescent interpretation of love, and just use it to describe too many different things. We venerate infatuation for its urgency, but we downplay the deeper fundamental beauty of communication, of presence, of mutual support, of grace. What happens is that lots of us spend a lot of time not really thinking about human connection, and we go through our lives anxious, scared and lonely.
The confusion that arises in the discussion of love, in my opinion, has to do with our laziness. Our collective laziness in evaluating our own emotional states and our internal worlds. Thinking and reflecting about our feelings and motivations and perspectives is hard work. But it can’t be as impossibly complex as we make it out to be. Immensely complex, sure. Impossibly complex? I doubt it. Impossible is what we label something that we’re afraid to fail at. “Maths is impossible,” we say, “I’ll never be good at it.” Sure you will, if you practice hard and fail often.
Can we know ourselves, and love ourselves? I believe we can. Put it this way – even if we can never know ourselves perfectly, what pursuit could possibly be more important? If we can spend time scrolling through Facebook and Tumblr, surely we can spend time in silence, scrolling through our own minds. “Hello,” have you asked yourself lately, “Are you there?”
Breathe. All we have is this moment.
I read a quote that went something like “I rarely love the entirety of a person.” It struck me as something profoundly true, and it reminded me of many long conversations I’ve had with friends about mistaking the map for the territory. We often, if not always, love our idea of a person more than the person herself. We often don’t even bother to really get to know the person properly. We rarely listen. We seek to confirm our hypotheses rather than disconfirm them. “I knew it,” we like to say. How do we always know so much, and then get things so, so wrong?
This is a cognitive bias and we can’t hate ourselves for it – it is what it is, we’ve inherited it from our ancestors and it served them well. To be human is to grapple with the limitations of our minds, and our minds are still juvenile. We’re excited by the scandalous and the flirty and the glitzy and the urgent. That’s okay. That’s a part of who we are, and we have to accept that.
I find dancers, athletes and musicians attractive. But we can’t reduce people to their pursuits, can we? That’s a kind of objectification. Every human being is different. That said, we can’t escape the law of large numbers and people do fall within some sort of statistical distribution. There’s a certain magic and sparkle about these people. There’s something intrinsically poetic about the body of an athlete or dancer or anybody who’s invested so much of their time and energy into a craft that it’s literally changed the way their bodies look. Their internal will is reflected outwardly, and there’s something very powerful and seductive about that.
Part of this could be a biological response – people who are fit are strong, reliable, ideal for mating and child-rearing, dependable. They’ve got your back. I remember being attracted to a girl who had a muscular back (I believe from playing netball). Allison Stokke. Michelle Jenneke. Samantha Wright. Hundreds of male football players, rugby players, basketballers.
I think it goes beyond the physical. There’s something about physical fitness that alludes to psychological fitness, emotional fitness. Perhaps it’s a false correlation quickly and lazily assumed by the subconscious mind, but I think there’s some useful morsel of maybe-truth in there. A person who has the will to persist at something – they’re something special, aren’t they? Or are they not? Why isn’t everybody working really hard at something amazing? (Or are they already? Heh.)
Sure,  if you really broaden your mind, we’re all participating in something amazing. Life is amazing. Language is amazing, and we all participate in it and contribute to it. But not all contributions are equal, are they?  Not everybody is Shakespeare, inventing words that become common usage. There’s always some sort of statistical distribution. As Tim Minchin would say, you fall within a bell curve.
But practically everybody has their burdens, worries and woes. Even “ahead of the curve” people – models, athletes, professional writers. I sometimes wonder if President Obama has to see a therapist, given the traumatic decisions he has to make on a daily basis. Everybody hurts. When you really ruminate upon this fact, and your realize that life is so limited, so fleeting, and such a gift, you just want to run in the streets and hug everyone you see.
We all love things but rarely people.

Friday, April 11, 2014

56 Inspirational Picture Quotes That Will Motivate Your Mind, Body & Soul

I think we all need this once in a while. Just scroll randomly because there are alot of them!

56 Inspirational Picture Quotes That Will Motivate Your Mind

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