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Why are values Important?

 Your personal values are extremely important as they help you gain clarity and express what you stand for in your life. Your character, behavior, relationships, decisions, choices, and personal identity are all affected by your core values. They continuously influence every aspect of your life. Personal values relate to our behavior and way of living in relation to others and the way we live our lives on a day-to-day basis.


Our principles, qualities, or standards are essentially our values. Values change from person to person as it depends on your personal reasoning. Have you established what your personal values are? If not, then you should!  Having strong values help you develop a solid foundation in your work, family as well as your personal life; Values develop a clear method for living your life to the fullest. Values also assist with finding your ultimate purpose. Having the proper values in place will create the positive energy needed to fulfill that purpose.

Identifying and focusing on personal values allows us to become successful in our daily lives.  By applying and clarifying our values, we enhance self-awareness; build credibility and integrity in ourselves.

When you live by values, your life has more focus, purpose and is full of endless possibilities.






Think positively

Wouldn’t our lives be filled with more love and happiness if we all viewed it through a glass “half-full” rather than “half-empty”? It is a known fact that people who think positively live a longer happier life.


What is thinking positively?


Do you ever tell yourself that you shouldn’t try, you’re afraid, don’t

Deserve something, or you’re not good enough? If so, that way of thinking is only keeping you stuck in a negative mindset. Thinking positively is powerful it’s a holistic approach to life. In order to really think positively, you have to feel positive mentally, physically and emotionally. Start by adopting a positive way of thinking and allow yourself to feel good no matter what your circumstance in life, you have the power and should make the decision to feel good, and find happiness in whatever life throws you.


Surround yourself around positive energy as well as with positive people. Negative people can be extremely contiguous. On your journey of finding happiness and thinking positively you can’t afford to let negative people even breath on you. In addition, you can also read positive quotes, books and affirmations to assist you with your personal growth and help through challenging days.


When you develop a positive attitude about life, you are confident, happy, and hopeful. You think about what is good in the each situation rather than what is negative about it. Believe in yourself and believe that you are capable of having a positive outlook on life. You play a huge part in your own happiness, and you can greatly increase it by thinking positively.

The importance of making time for yourself

In life, the moments you feel like you can’t afford to take a break are usually the moments a break is needed. When you’re stressed or overwhelmed, remove yourself from whatever situation you’re dealing with at that moment, and consider how you may be able to rearrange your time differently, where you put things to the side and make yourself a priority. Prioritizing time to reflect on whether you’re living the life you want to live can be a real challenge. Some people are faced with family commitments, work deadlines/responsibilities and a long to-do lists; therefore, making “me time” to explore new possibilities a bit difficult.

All to often, we take care of everything else; but forget to care for ourselves. Balance is very important, we preach it to others, but how often do we live it?

Make it a point to schedule some “me time” on a weekly basis. Figure out what’s important and prioritize. Ask yourself, what can wait until next week? Free yourself from your daily routine in order to figure out what truly makes you happy.

Step outside of the box; try something new and exciting, like dance classes attend a concert or local festival. One of the most rewarding outcomes of taking time for self is developing a real appreciation of new possibilities. This can be a difficult task when you’re caught up in daily routines and feel guilty for thinking of yourself however; when your well being isn’t a priority a lot of things in your life are affected, sleep, health, stress levels, loss of creativity etc. Al in all, when you focus on self you begin to naturally live a happy and healthy life. Try it sometime

Single and loving it

       “Being single is nature’s way of forcing you to love yourself”

Some people are obsessed with being part of a couple; however, some have chosen to savor their singleness. Being single doesn’t have to mean you’re lonely. When you are single, you have more time to do a variety of things, all of which are opportunities to form new friendships, travel and truly enjoy life.

Being in a relationship, or being married is not a requirement it’s a choice. Therefore, being single is an individual choice as well. The quality of life for many singles is affected, as they feel disconnected and lonely. However, Single or not, this is your life, and its your individual duty to make the best of it.  There are pros and cons to being married and being single. Essentially, it is nothing more than a lifestyle choice. I’m sure we all have those friends or family members who make it a point to express their deep concern about why we’re single and haven’t made the decision to settle down yet. WHO CARES!!

Here’s the thing:  Don’t allow yourself to feel like an odd ball.  Be happy with your life and the decisions you’ve made. Some people will make you feel like a case study when you’re single, as if there is something wrong with you because you have chosen to embrace the single life, and love yourself completely, prior to establishing a long term partnership with another person.

In most cases friends and family are operating under the illusion that people who live differently than them must have some sort of problem. You would be surprised how many people feel this way. This is what group us together with people with similar lifestyles or interests, you find couples with couples, people who surf with other people who surf. Moms hanging out with moms Vegetarians are the exception… In the past, there were so few of us we often hid quietly among the meat eaters hoping not to be noticed. But I digress! The moral of the story is… When you are truly happy with being single, you stop feeling like you need to convince others. If you are currently living life as you truly want to, feeling happy and not hurting others. Embrace it; own it, as you are exactly where you need to be.



How do I manage my retarded child’s behavior?



How do I manage my retarded child’s behavior?

 By the medical definition of the word:

Mental retardation: A term used when a person has certain limitations in mental functioning and in skills such as communicating, taking care of him or herself, and social skills. These limitations will cause a child to learn and develop more slowly than a typical child. Children with mental retardation may take longer to learn to speak, walk, and take care of their personal needs such as dressing or eating. They are likely to have trouble learning in school. They will learn, but it will take them longer. There may be some things they cannot learn. As many as 3 out of every 100 people have mental retardation. In fact, 1 out of every 10 children who need special education has some form of mental retardation. Continue reading

Materialism – Moral and social perspectives

This is a great read!!

Moral and social perspectives
Written by A. M. Ghadirian

Brief Description:
Materialism is having a devastating impact on societies and individuals throughout the world. With a focus on the moral and social consequences of materialistic mindsets and lifestyles, this book examines psychological, sociological and spiritual perspectives substantiated by extensive scientific research reported in the literature.

The problem of wealth and poverty is not only an economic issue; it is also a moral dilemma. In challenging the unbridled accumulation of wealth, or the economic injustices and corruption of our modern world, the author discusses the roles of egotism, arrogance and indifference to the plight of millions who die each year from starvation and disease. Such indifference, as well as the deterioration of human behavior, is rooted in the loss of values and spiritual perspectives on life.

This book challenges the view that matter is the centerpiece of life – a view that denies spirituality, conscience and feeling. It advocates for a sensible balance between the spiritual and material aspects of life as two pillars of an equitable civilization.