Pray for Las Vegas!

Hello Everybody,

I have held my opinion on the Las Vegas attack for a few days while trying to wrap my mind around what just happen. I hope all of my readers and fellow bloggers and their families are okay.

The thought of a retiree maliciously aim to kill people, boggles my mind and breaks my heart. I feel that the whole world needs an explanation for this massacre.

On the other hand, I may not understand what lead the 64-year-old to this point. Other than this particular shooting, there have been many other shootings. All these shootings seem to be gaining strength recently and it is scary. But am not here to defend him, I am more concerned about the victims and their families.

Some or most of the fans at the concert may be in dire need of mental health services. Depending on the intensity of the effects, their needs may differ. There are those fans who would require specialized psychiatrist while others will recuperate with the help and support from family and friends.

In addition to hurt and trauma faced by the victims (the people present at the Las Vegas shooting), the world is hurting too. In the midst of this hurt, anger and uncertainty are building and people are looking into ways to channel out these emotions. Some may be healthy and be of the common good while others may not be. Before jumping to conclusions, there’s need to wait until the facts are known before rushing to judge which would later lead to more harm than good.

Human beings are capable of both love and hate. Let us embrace the former, appreciate life and build of our togetherness as ONE, as human beings.

In the midst of this, I would like to say that;

If you are going through a hard time, taking a life is not the best option. Instead, speak to someone about it, and get help. Let’s not discriminate others based on what they are going through but embrace them and help them get better.

Despite the mode of intervention, they are suffering emotionally during to the horrific attack.  We can also take action on this attack and many others across the world. For those praying for Las Vegas, Nevada, thank you if you have not, I urge you to. You are not okay or comfortable praying, you can take action by being kind to others, spreading happiness, mercy, and peace around you. These are just examples, there is more you can do to make the world a better place.

Right now, we need to keep the victims, injured and their families and friends in our thoughts and prayers.

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Caroline

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5 Top Reasons To Avoid Soda

Sugary and carbonated drinks are considered a health hazard. This also includes diet soda, which typically does not add any beneficial nutrients to your body.

Weight gain

This is one of the most obvious effects of drinking soda. Fructose corn syrup which is high in sodas has been linked to obesity.

Weakens your teeth

Drinking soda as your preferred beverage may lead to tooth decay, dental cavities, and bone damage. The sugar coats your teeth and gums for a while and breaks down the enamel (the outer cover of the teeth) paving way for tooth rotting.

Dehydration

Too much sugar drains the body cells of water which leads to dehydration. Caffeinated drinks also have natural diuretic properties which are characterized by numerous trips to the bathroom.

Your skin beats out

The high sugar content in sodas interrupts your insulin levels and contributes to skin break out and acne format. The sugar also dehydrates the skin leaving it vulnerable to harsh conditions. Diet soda is no exception; they are acidic which also interrupts your PH levels leading to dull skin.

Weakens your bones

Your bones become brittle and low in density, especially when drinking Cola. The phosphoric acid in sodas leeches calcium which increases the risk of fractures and later osteoporosis.

Despite the dangers of drinking soda, a small amount once in a while is not harmful. With lots of water, your body will be in symphony ; your PH levels are balanced, your skin will be glowing and you will have healthy teeth. Moderation is key.

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Top 5 Benefits of Yoga

In pursuit of living a healthy lifestyle, there more to it than just food. With the international yoga day just around the corner, let’s talk about the contributions of yoga to your healthy well-being. Mine too.

The main aim of the international yoga day is to create or raise awareness of the many benefits of practicing yoga. Yoga is said to unify the body and the soul.
1. Builds Strength
Yoga involves you being a still posture for a certain period of time. Over time, it helps the body build strength on certain muscles.
2. Reduce stress levels
The breathing techniques involved in yoga, help in releasing body stress and tension in the body.
3. Improve flexibility
In addition to building muscle strength, yoga also helps with body flexibility. as the body changes into various position, the joints become more flexibility with no pressures applied.
4. Keeps your weight in check
This is dependent on the type and intensity level of level. The higher the intensity level, the higher your heartbeat and more calories you burn.
5. Mental wellness
Regular yoga enables you to be calmer, have a clear mind. It also relaxes the mind and improves your concentration span.

Caution
If you are pregnant or have any complications such as heart issues or diabetes, consult with your health physician and your instructor as well. This way you avoid extra damage to your vital body organs.

 

Namaste!

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Can You Praise Yourself?

Can you praise yourself? How ?..

There are times that you don’t have to wait for people to praise you. If you do, it might take longer than you expect.  That should not worry you, because you can praise yourself and be a better you. Did you know that you could praise yourself? Praise and gratitude are like sisters or rather brothers.

  • Praise means: express self admiration
  • Gratitude; means readiness to show appreciation.

gratitude

Steps

Speak praises to yourself especially after achieving your goals every day.

Set goals; these could be short term or long term goals

Break these goals down to min-goals that can be achieved more frequently like daily.

Contribute to achieving the mini-goals. In other words, keep the wheel moving.

Every step of positive in sights or results, reward you with praises such as Good job Carole, keep it up.

Here are also different ways to reward you by Mikey Rox

21 Frugal Ways to Reward Yourself Right Now

Feeling good? Make someone else feel the same.

Enjoy.