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There is a saying that a workman is only as good as his tools. While this may not be wholly true, there is certainly some truth in it. Unless you have tradesmen’s tools that do a good job, any project you attempt will suffer. Many tools sold for DIY are less than proficient and cause more trouble than help when undertaking a large project.
For instance, many cheap mitre boxes are not always true because there is movement in the plastic they are made from. Trying to cut a perfect angle using them is a nightmare. Then again, it takes a lot of practice to become skilled at using certain tools. If you only do one DIY project a year you are not going to get that practice. Not all tasks around the home require perfection of course; that is why many home handymen can complete some small DIY projects to their own satisfaction. But should a professional handyman take a look at it, they would no doubt be able to point out several flaws.Details
Growing up in a home where feelings were not appropriate, I learned from an early age to hide my feelings, to keep them as a secret because feelings were somehow unacceptable.
It was expected that I put a smile on my face and jump into the day, and I became very good at keeping my feelings to myself. There was never discussion about feeling sad, overwhelmed, depressed, anxious or lonely – these were “bad” feelings, and therefore I was “bad” for feeling.
In my teen years, I became somewhat of a recluse. I played my guitar for hours at night and read books into the wee hours of the morning, getting caught up in the world any book provided. This escape allowed me to ignore the fact that I felt lonely, sad and overwhelmed. I kept these secrets tucked away and showed up for life with a smile.
As a young adult, I discovered alcohol and drugs. All of my secret feelings were gone when I drank or used. It was magical.
The momentary relief from feelings became more of a need as time went on. I knew how to stop feeling. The solution of alcohol and drugs worked for a while. I could hold down a good job, make good money and a name for myself, and drink away the worry of what ‘they’ thought of me when I went home.
At some point, my solution to not feeling my feelings quit working. I needed to use more to keep my feelings at bay. I became unemployable. My solution turned on me, and no matter how much I drank or used, every feeling I had tucked away was up and in my face. I could no longer hide. I could no longer keep the secrets. I was a miserable train wreck and had no solution.
Going to a drug rehab (ie: getting sober) was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done. My life was ugly. My life was messy. I was raw and had no idea how to deal with any emotion or feeling. I felt like I was drowning in a big black pool of ick.Details
In this day and age when most people are frantically rushing to and from work, it is important to stop and take stock of what you are doing with your life and your body. If life is all work and no play, then you are likely to suffer burnout, get sick more often, feel unable to cope and generally not enjoy life any more. Your relationships will suffer if you spend all your time on work. Spouses and children deserve and need your input into their lives, otherwise they will grow away from you – and when the rubber hits the road, work is a poor substitute for family.
So how do you balance your life for optimum health? Remember that optimum health is not only physical health, but mental health and emotional health as well. When you work too hard and for long hours your body is under a great deal of stress, both physically and mentally – and often emotionally as well.Details
In the good (bad) old days, many parent disciplined their children with a belt or rod. But true discipline is not simply physical punishment for a perceived wrong; it is training a child how to behave using love and kindness rather than harsh physical pain to accomplish your goals.
No one would smack or belt a little puppy that chewed a slipper or left its calling card on the floor, so why do this to a child? Children should be taught first by example, then by showing them how to do a thing and encouraging them to do it – even doing it with them can work well. Rewards can be given for good behaviour, but little children are so eager to copy and to please their parents that a simple hug is often reward enough.Details
With the modernization, everything has changed and so do the kitchen. There is a question that you need to ask yourself that “Is your kitchen really suits your busy lifestyle that you lead?” Most of us will answer it as a “No.” The kitchen is not just a place where you cook and serve food to the family, but it is a hub where you can spend your family time by eating and enjoying together.
It has progressed into a space where everyone can congregate. So, now if you are thinking about rebuilding your kitchen or just rejuvenate it, then consider going for a more modern kitchen that will easily accommodate all of your family needs and daily routines. Alternatively, if you get a modern kitchen then it will add to the profitability at the time of selling your place or if you think to move to some other place.Details
Coriander also known as cilantro is aromatic herb an affluent source of iron, manganese, nutritional fibre and magnesium. Coriander in addition to above is also a store of protein, Vitamin K and Vitamin C and Carotene. It is along with the rich supplier of various nutrients, which is a vital part of the diet.
It is a taste activator when eaten in the form of chutney and enhances the presentation and flavour of food when used for garnishing on vegetables.
Coriander seeds are an integral part of spices and leaves when used in salads and soups along with enhancing the presentation value of the food it also provides health benefits too. Though it is in normal day to day life has just become a herb to garnish, but its nutritional contents enrich and safeguards the body from an incurable disease from cancer to a mouth ulcer.Details