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Save Your Marriage Alone – Make Up For Your Mistakes

Are you in the peak of divorce right now? Your world is starting to fall apart. You don’t have time for your wife and kids. There are new projects coming and you have to stay late at night in your office just to finish your work. You are thinking that after the project that you have made you would be able to bring your family into a grand vacation. What you didn’t know is that Right now you might have realize that money would not save marriage alone, that having a bog house and expensive car will not make your marriage.
your wife and kids are starting to hate you. Their father will leave early and will come back late at night. His phone is always busy. If you are inviting your daddy to have a walk at the park, he always refuses because he is saying that are important things that he has to finish.
Then the marriage is hanging on a thread. And you are asking yourself what would be the thing that you could have done in order to save the marriage. Right now you might have realize that money would not save marriage alone, that having a big house and expensive car will not make your marriage last for a lifetime, that having a grand vacation will not make them truly happy. What they needed is not money or any things- but you. They want to spend time with you. They don’t care whether you’ll go to an expensive resort or just at the park, what matters is that you are with them.
If you want to the save marriage alone what you can do is to prove to them that you are willing to change. You can win them back by spending ample time for them. You have to make them see that they are far more important than your work. Of course, the thing that you are spending most of your time would be your highest priority. If you are spending 14hours in your work per day and just 2 hours for your family, then you love your work more than your family.
To save marriage alone would be willing to make up for the wrong things that you have done. You already know what you did wrong. It is important that you are able to accept the fact that you did a mistake. You have to tell them that you accept your wrongdoing, and you are asking for a chance to patch it up. It would be hard at first especially to build up the trust again, because if the trust gets broken, it is not something that can easily be put back from the way it were before, You have to earn for it.
Once and for all, you have to prove to them that you are sincere to them. What you can do is to lessen your time in your work. Do not accept projects that would be eating too much of your time. You can accept projects that would just be enough to support your family. Ordinary house would be okay to them, as long as they will feel comfortable. What is important inside the house is that love, respect. Trust and understanding is there. These are the essential things that you have to remember to save your marriage and have a lifelong relationship with your wife or husband.…

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Food Habits – A Hidden Cause of Addiction

Food Habits – A Hidden Cause of Addiction

Can what you eat contribute to addiction later in life? According to more and more health authorities – YES! Habitual use of cola drinks and sugary foods beginning in childhood may set the stage for addiction to other drugs later on in life.

What is a drug? Any substance that causes a temporary ‘high’ or feeling of well-being, followed by a ‘low’, will tend to be addictive. As the effect wears off, another dose is needed to regain the temporary high. Often, the addictive substance is one that weakens the body. When the ‘high’ wears off, the addict feels even worse than before. He or she is attracted back to the drug to feel good once again. This is the basic principle of all addiction.

How does eating sugar produce addiction? To begin with, the frequent rise and fall in blood sugar that occurs due to the use of sugary foods eventually weakens the adrenal glands and the insulin mechanism. When it malfunctions, low blood sugar, and later high blood sugar result. In either instance, inadequate glucose reaches the cells. This produces strong cravings for any substance that will enhance adrenal gland activity to help raise glucose levels. Coffee, colas, cigarettes, alcohol and cocaine will all fill the bill.

By weakening the adrenal glands, a person’s resolve is also weakened. The adrenals are called the fight-flight glands. Our ability to secrete cortisone and cortisol in larger manner determines our ability to handle stress. One function of cortisone is to raise sugar levels by converting fats and proteins to sugar. Many people today have low production of cortisone due to weak adrenal glands. The result is inadequate conversion of fats and proteins to sugar. Thus, they crave sweets in their diet.

Robert Atkins, M.D., a leading medical doctor, estimates that over half the American population has some degree of sugar/carbohydrate intolerance. Sweet cravings can be an attempt by the body to increase sugar in the cells by getting it directly from sugary foods that does not require digestion.

Methods to reduce sweet cravings include:

* Identify and correct biochemical causes such as mineral and vitamin deficiencies, adrenal weakness, or toxic metals.

* Follow a diet and lifestyle that supports a healthy nutritional program. This means keeping sweets out of the house.

* Realize that the upsetting effects of excessive sweets upon health far outweigh any temporary benefits they offer.

* If addicted to sweets, you may go through a period of withdrawal, as when quitting any drug. Nutritional support and proper diet can go a long way to minimizing withdrawal reactions.…

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Boomer Humor – Our Memories Give Us So Much to Laugh About

Boomer Humor – Our Memories Give Us So Much to Laugh About

I can remember so many funny things to laugh about when I look back over my life. It helps, of course, that I had so many good friends in grammar school and high school to laugh with. We shared our collective stupidity.

We probably did as many goofy things as you did, maybe more. My friends and I were not really trouble makers but we did have a good time and now we have good memories of a lot of laughs. Years together will do that.

I really think that these experiences with my friends had a profound affect on my life. We all seemed to have a good sense of humor. Maybe we developed that trait in each other when we were boys. We hung around together doing everything from 2nd grade all the way up to high school. We knew each other well, we confided in each other, and we laughed all the time.

We roamed the neighborhood going from one house to another looking for food and then it was back outside to play baseball, football, or whatever. I’m sure several of you reading this blog post had a similar life experience with your own group of friends when you were young. It would be fun to share stories, wouldn’t it?

When I add in some college stories as well as memories that Kathy and I have when our sons were small boys you soon have a truckload of these happy episodes that you can laugh about many years later. How many times have I sat deep in thought with a smile on my face thinking about my old friends?

All of the comical things that happened when we were younger makes for enjoyable Baby Boomer years. We can’t help but smile when we think about these things. As E.E. Cummings said “The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.”…

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Identifying Childhood Anxiety Symptoms

Identifying Childhood Anxiety Symptoms

It is unfortunate, but children can suffer from anxiety as well as adults. For many parents, the symptoms of anxiety in their child may be frightening and even confusing. The symptoms that present in children are often much different than those found in adults.

A term that most parents will need to become familiar with is GAD, also known as Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Children who suffer from this disorder will often feel anxious or worried over various issues. These issues may include performance at school, relationships that they have with other children as well as other family members, athletic performance, and many others.

While it is true that most children will worry about these same issues, the child with GAD will worry excessively over them. Their feelings may become so overwhelming that they shy away from interacting with other people or avoid situations where they may feel pressured. Their reaction to these situations can have very negative effects on their lives.

Generally, children who suffer from GAD will become increasingly self-critical. They often need reassurance from others, and if that reassurance does not come, they can fall deeper into their symptoms. In some children, being anything less than perfect is not acceptable.

Many of these same children will find it hard to participate in group activities such as sports or other organized events. They often appear shy, which can also add to their issues, especially at school.

Some of the signs and symptoms that parents want to look for include:

Anxiety and worrying over a large variety of issues in which the child feels a sense of inadequacy. He or she may exhibit harsh, self-criticism or harsh self-evaluation on a variety of tasks including school work, sports, or relationships. The child may need constant reassurance of his or her actions.

In addition to emotional dilemmas, the child may also experience physical symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, nausea, muscle tension and frequent upset stomach.

Many children may also feel a sense of irritability or restlessness. They may have trouble sleeping and often wake up repeatedly during the night.

As these children age, they may turn to drugs and alcohol for relief of their symptoms. This path, of course, only adds to their turmoil and can result in severe depression or thoughts of suicide.

It is important to remember that these children may have difficulty in expressing how they feel. If you notice any signs of childhood anxiety, it is best to seek professional help.

Parents must understand that children with GAD need to be reassured. It is often a mistake to simply tell the child that they have nothing to worry about and leave it at that. Instead, urge the child to express his or her feelings.

If one or both of the parents are also suffering from anxiety issues, the child may pick up on this. Parents who often show their anxiety to their children become role models for the child in that the child mimics these same actions and expressions.

Again, seek help from your family pediatrician. A professional diagnosis is often needed in order for the child to get the proper treatment he or she needs. The good news is there are many treatment options now available and most children will benefit from these once treatment begins.…

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Discreet Affair

Discreet Affair

Do you know that the major element arousing intense excitement is the knowledge that any contact would violate some moral precept or personal pledge. What makes this kind of sex so hot is that it is, at the very least, a little naughty and, at its best, downright “bad”. If you struggle with yourself to resist the temptation, the inner turmoil can take on the properties of an aphrodisiac. Nothing creates a more ferocious need than fighting your desire until sheer lust eventually overwhelms your will to resist.

Violating a taboo is an important part of the appeal when a married person engages in infidelity, especially when sex in the marriage has grown stale and predictable. Sex with someone else may enable you to avoid confrontation, but, if all the eroticism gets played out with someone else, sex with that person, of course can end up short-changing the sexual potential with your committed partner.

Some people suggest that having an occasional fling on the side has contributed to their happy marriage. Several successful career women have also confided in me that a secret romance with a professional colleague, whether or not it resulted in intercourse, intensified their desire and lust with their own husband. One married woman related an experience where the sexual attraction between her and her male colleague built up to the point where they eventually. they began to kiss passionately and would break away from one another trembling. But she did not want to betray her husband and decided not to have a full-blown affair. When her husband suddenly became the recipient of her lust, he felt very, very happy. At one point, he told his wife rather sternly, “I do not know what you are doing that is getting you so hot, and I do not want to know the cause. But just keep it up.”

The association of breaking a taboo with intensification of desire and lust is unavoidable in our society as long as childhood sexuality is prohibited. When hiding and defying authority or humiliation and discipline are paired with intense arousal as it often in children’s exploration in our culture, these qualities become part of the building blocks of our sexual development. Forbidden fruit tastes the sweetest because that is what we cut our teeth on. As long as our society continues to punish childhood sexuality and drive it underground, breaking taboos will continue to inspire some of the most intensely exciting sex.…

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Child Nutrition Bill Summary

Child Nutrition Bill Summary

Childhood obesity has more than tripled over the last 30 years. The prevalence of obesity among children who are 6 to 11 years old has gone up from 6.5 percent to nearly 20 percent in that time span.

While political views may differ, there is one indisputable fact: we are getting heavier, and this includes our children. One of the ways that we can combat childhood obesity is by improving the foods in school lunches. So finally, after much political fighting, the Senate passed The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Here is a breakdown of what the new law will entail:

The bill increases spending on child nutrition by $4.5 billion over 10 years. It also raises federal reimbursements for school lunches more than the inflation rate. That hasn’t happened since 1973.

Poor children will automatically be enrolled in the program, so there is no need for paperwork to be filled out by their parents.

The USDA will have more power over school lunch nutritional standards, including all food and beverages that are sold on school grounds.

School districts will receive additional funding if they meet updated nutritional standards.

An after-school supper program for the needy, which is available in DC and 13 states, will be expanded. This means that 21 million more meals will be available to poor children.

Free drinking water must be available where meals are served.

Lawmakers are offsetting the bill’s costs by including a $2.2 billion cut in the food stamp program.

Access is expanded to subsidized meals for poor children. Those meals will need to include more whole grains, lean proteins, and fruits and vegetables.

The federal reimbursement rate on school lunches will be raised by six cents per lunch for school districts that comply with the new standards that are issued by the Agriculture Department. The increase will be indexed to inflation. The reimbursement rate is currently $2.72 for each free lunch, which is considered insufficient by most school administrators.

Some school groups oppose the legislation, including The American Association of School Administrators, the National School Boards Association and the Council of the Great City Schools. In general, they cite an inability to financially meet the new requirements.

But proponents say that it’s a much needed kick in the butt to get meals healthier and our children lighter. Some military leaders have even sited child obesity as a national security risk, since fewer and fewer young people will be physically fit to serve in the armed forces. Whether it’s improved lunches, more exercise, more parental responsibility, or all the above, it’s an issue we can’t afford to sweep under the rug.…

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Simple Tips for a Healthy Family

We always hear on the news how prevalent childhood obesity is in the United States. The good thing is that we can easily inculcate a healthy lifestyle in ourselves and with our families without fancy exercise equipment or costly gym memberships.
Following are some suggestions that are ready to use right now:
1). Walk As Much As You Can:
You already know it’s better to go short distances by foot rather than by car. Think about your typical day, it’s easy to find times when you could skip your car and just walk or bike. Going to the gym? Maybe to the corner store for a gallon of milk? Try walking or biking! If this isn’t practical for some reason, you can try to take the stairs, park further back in the parking lot, or get off a few stops early if you take public transportation. Kids love competition, so see who makes it to the store first- this simple tip will encourage activity in your children.
2). Just Move
Try to make a habit out of moving. You can raise your fat burning fire by a fifth simply by keeping your body in some sort of motion- even just tapping your foot while reading- all day long. Strange but true. If your kids are moving throughout the day, it’ll be easier to put them down for naps and bedtime.
3). Get Out During Lunch
If you eat at the cafeteria at work or school, why not take a walk to a local restaurant or coffee shop, especially when it’s warm out? Even just eating quick and spending as much time walking or being otherwise active will make a big difference in how you feel. It will help relieve stress, burn calories, and make you more productive because you’ll be more focused.
4). Stay in Touch
It’s so easy to jump online and send emails and IM’s to our friends these days. It might be nice to be able to stay in contact with those you love, but it does encourage a sedentary lifestyle. In fact, most modern smart phones do all of the above functions! Of course, you can’t always be near your loved ones- especially if they live states away from you. But walking to visit friends and neighbors is a simple way to stay fit. Those with children should bring them on these visits- children learn by example, so set an active example. Let them ride their bicycle, inline skates or just walk to their own friends’ houses. This is a healthy way of getting kids to be more active.
5). Take the Stairs
If you aren’t happy with your figure one easy way to incorporate exercise, taking the stairs is an easy and powerful way to get into shape. In fact, not only are you building muscle and toning your lower body, but using the stairs for 15 minutes can burn a whopping 145 calories! If you are in a rush and need to use the elevator, try and use it on the way down instead of up- you’ll even save a little wear and tear on your knees this way.
6). Get to the Core of Things
Wherever you are, whether it’s your car, the line at the store, or waiting for the bus, one easy way to strengthen your core is to pull in and flex your stomach muscles for 60 seconds at a time.
7). Get Up and Dance
If you have kids, you already know how much they love to dance, so why not join them? You’ll burn a lot of calories if you dance- and it’s also a lot of fun particularly when done with a partner. Try dancing during everyday chores like laundry, cooking, or house cleaning.
There are plenty of other things you can do from planning (and cooking) healthy meals together to taking up a family sport together, but these tips are simple and manageable for even the most busy families.…