How To Be An Amazing Girlfriend

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It’s never too late to find new ways on how to be an amazing girlfriend. If you’ve been with your guy for a while and you think that maybe things have gone downhill a little bit and aren’t as good as they once were, you can get the magic back. Now is a great time to start too, so many couples wait too long before they address some issues and it’s just harder to improve the relationship. Start now to make your relationship stronger, more fun and better.

For one thing, take a long look at the way you act towards your boyfriend. How have you changed since the two of you have been together? It’s common that the two of you will fall into patterns of behavior where you might not always be on your best behavior. It happens in most relationships, try to determine what things that you’re doing now (things that might not be positive or healthy) that you didn’t do when the two of you got together.

When it comes to learning how to be an amazing girlfriend remember that amazing doesn’t mean you have to do everything he wants. As a matter of fact, most guys would get bored if they had a girlfriend that jumped when they said jump. I know that guys, and girls, might think that the guy would like it but for the most part it would get boring. Instead just try to make sure that you give as much as you get.

No one likes a whiny, clingy or selfish person. If you find that you’ve fallen into any of those patterns of behavior now that the two of you have been together for a while, now is the time to stop doing it. Even if some of these things are things you’ve been doing from the beginning, that’s no reason you can’t put an end to it. To be a really great girlfriend, start by making sure you are a really great person and the rest will follow.

It’s also ok to try to accommodate what your boyfriend likes too, as long as you don’t lose sight of who you are, there’s nothing wrong with meeting him halfway and compromising on the things he wants once in a while. For example, if he likes action movies but you think they’re dumb, so what, if you love him it won’t kill you to go to one every now and than. That’s a great way for you to show him how much you care about him. And if you do go, be a good sport. It won’t mean a thing if you complain about it the whole time. Go and be a good sport about it.

It’s always a good idea to take stock of your relationship every now and then and make sure that you aren’t taking your guy for granted. If you find that maybe you aren’t being the same girl he originally fell in love with it might be time to make a few changes. If you learn this one technique on how to be an amazing girlfriend you can keep your love alive and the spark burning hot in your relationship for many years to come.

Homeopathy Remedies – The Case For

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Many people, disillusioned and disgruntled with conventional medical practices and medicines, have begun to seek out homeopathy remedies to help them manage and treat all manner of medical conditions and diseases. However, before jumping in and opting for homeopathy it is best to have an understanding about just what homeopathy is and how it differs from conventional medicine.

Homeopathy plainly put, is using like for like to treat. That means if a patient presents with insomnia, then coffee what we traditionally consider to be one of the a reasons for insomnia, is what a homeopathic practitioner would use to treat insomnia. It should be further explained that the coffee would be prescribed in the most minute of proportions.

What homeopathy remedies are also concerned with is treating the patient and not simply the disease or the condition. This is why when someone goes to see a homeopathic practitioner for a consultation, it will take some time for a full patient history to be taken. The practitioner is interested in documenting all areas of a patient’s life from diet, to family medical history, personal medical history, mental background, allergies, exercise regime, everything! Only then can a full picture of how to treat the patient be reached.

One of the homeopathy remedies for allergies that clearly indicates the like for like principle, on which all homeopathy is based, is the use of honey. Local honey is prescribed to beat allergies because in local honey can be found the exact geographical allergens that will trigger Hay Fever, for example. In exposing the body to these local allergens via the local honey, homeopathic practitioners believe that the body’s own immune system then has a basis on which to fight local allergies. It is this same belief that underlines the use of many vaccines that conventional medicines make use of: small pox, measles etc.

Homeopathy and conventional medicine though at times operating at different ends of the spectrum, do at times make use of the same ingredients. Take acne for instance, the recognized homeopathic remedy for acne is sulfur. Sulfur is often mixed with alcohol and salicylic acid to make an anti-bacterial paste that is applied to the skin. If you look closely at the tubes and boxes of conventional medical ointments for acne, that are available from your local pharmacy, you will see that the base ingredient of these ointments is sulfur.

The other great thing to remember about homeopathy remedies is that one of the main positives is that there are no side effects with using them. That means they are perfectly safe for young children, pregnant women and they can even be used in conjunction with many conventional medication.

So, do your research and find yourself a reputable homeopathic practitioner!

Handle Your Anger

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Anger, while a healthy and normal reaction to disturbing situations, can be extreme to the point of violence. When a person experiences habitual episodes of angry or reckless behavior, there’s a problem, one that must be dealt with. Anger management strategies are designed to help an individual return to a healthy, normal life.

Taking a time-out is considered a healthy management approach. Removing oneself from a place or person that makes a person angry is practicing time-out. Go for a walk or leisurely drive. Sometimes a physical activity such as running or playing sports helps release the built up energy. As your energy dissipates, so does the anger.

A second healthy anger management strategy is, owning up to the anger. The anger actually belongs to the distressed person. Only the person who’s experiencing the anger issues can control their outbursts. When we are angry, our bodies react strongly-heart rate increases, muscles tighten and all body systems need to work harder. In the end, the person anger hurts the most is the one experiencing it.

Another healthy anger management strategy is to look back on those situations that troubled an individual and try to uncover ways to make changes. Not only may the person learn to evade these incidents but they may also decide to take what they’ve learned and try to deal with it without bursting into frenzy.

A fourth healthy management strategy is to confront the situation or person. Talk to the person or people involved calmly and try to resolve the cause of the problem. Often matters can be quickly worked out to the satisfaction of both parties involved. If they can’t, it may be worth just walking away and deciding to agree to disagree.

Anger serves a purpose in our lives but don’t allow excessive anger destroy yours.

The lowdown on wrinkles

What can be a more refreshing way to relieve one’s self of the daily grind of work than to go out to the beach and stay in the sun….but wait till you hear the lowdown on wrinkles.

It is a fact that skin ages, as much as our physical appearance and it does that all over our body, especially on parts of the skin that is most often exposed to the sun.

These ageing come in the form of changes brought on by sun damage called photoaging, characterized by dryness or roughness, sagginess, skin growths called ‘liver spots’ or keratoses and commonly wrinkles.

There are two categories for wrinkles, which involves two varying degrees of wrinkle development, which are fine surface lines and deep skin furrows, for which common and general wrinkle treatments are more effective for the former, but the latter would require more aggressive treatments like long-term dermatological or plastic surgery.

Among the primary factors that contribute to skin wrinkles are smoking, which dries out the skin since it reduces moisture; skin type as well, since people with light-colored skin and blue eyes are susceptible to sun damage; hereditary peculiarities since there are family lines that are more prone to skin wrinkles; hairstyle, which obviously depends on how much skin is covered by the hair and protected from the sun; dress style, since this will also determine how much skin is covered or left exposed to the sun; and finally, recreational and occupational sun exposure that may spans over a period of years.

Currently, there are a lot of treatments available in the market today, both over the counter and prescription treatments, among them, Vitamin A acid, alpha hydroxy acids, antioxidants and moisturizers.

These treatment methods also include cosmetic procedures like glycolic acid peels deep
peels, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, surgical procedures and the ever popular Botox.

There is a popular belief that chronic stress can be a cause of aging in people, thus, the appearance of skin wrinkles, but most of these evidences are not specifically based on scientific findings, rather, more on people’s observations and perceptions.

There is, however, a little-known yet significant study back in 2004 that established the link between between chronic stress and aging.

The study revealed that telomeres, these are structures located at the end of chromosomes that6 shorten with aging, also tend to shorten prematurely in subjects that are subjected to long-term psychological stress, resulting to prematurely ‘aging’ cells.

Although the results of this study shows a link between cellular aging and stress, the direct relationship of stress on aging is far complex and has not yet been fully understood nor backed with incontrovertible findings.
However, it could still be considered an ounce of prevention to keep stress at bay, since it can indeed have adverse effects on physical and emotional health.

Anybody concerned about getting wrinkles or other signs of aging should still be advised to practice a healthy and, better, a stress-free lifestyle or if not possible, even just keeping stress levels under control.

Finally, exposure to ultraviolet light, whether UVA or UVB, from sunlight accounts for most symptoms of premature skin aging, especially since most of the photoaging effects occur by the late teenage years around 19-20 years and so on.

Thus, the amount of damage to the skin, especially the presence of wrinkles is determined by the total lifetime of exposure to radiation and the person’s pigment protection.

These may be the lowdown on wrinkles, but don’t be anxious, with all the tips and treatments available everywhere, there’s no need to hide and fear wrinkles.

Stress Management And Health

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Stress always goes hand in hand with health. Depending to the stress level of a person, the impact of stress in the body can range from minor sweaty palms to death. Letting stress build can slowly deteriorate health and can cause major health risks. Managing stress and health are important ways to avoid health risks in the future. In order to manage stress and health better, a person must first be acquainted to the severe effects of stress in the body.

Physical And Behavioral Signs Of Stress

Stressors can be either external or internal. External stressors involve situations in the workplace, death or illness in the family, or by simply becoming angry. On the other hand, most of the stress that people experience is self-generated or internal. A person usually creates his or her own stress but this indicates that the person has the choice or doing nothing or something about it.

Stress can affect major body systems. When a person feels stressed, there is an increase in heart rate, elevation in the blood pressure. The continuous pressure in the heart can make a person susceptible to cardiac arrest and other heart-related problems.

The digestive system is also affected during stress. Some people can experience diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, dryness of the mouth and the throat. Almost every time stress can also cause sleeping disturbances, nausea, and in serious cases tightness of the chest, neck, jaw and the back muscles.

Changes in behavioral patterns are also noticeable in a person experiencing the duress of stress. Smokers experience increase in smoking pattern. Aggressive behaviors and hostility towards others and even inanimate objects are sometimes linked to a person being easily startled. A person’s diet can also be affected by the irregular eating habits caused by stress.

Some people who cannot handle stress usually resort to alcohol and drug use. Additionally, compulsive behavior, impatience and carelessness are also the behavioral effects of stress.

Long Term Implications

Exposure to stress in the long term can surely deteriorate a person’s well-being. During stress the body produces hormones that enable the body to cope with the current situation. Short term effects of adrenaline, noradrenaline, and corticosteroids include tense muscles, queasiness and an in increase in breathing and heart rates.

The long term implications of these hormones include allergic reactions, digestive disorder, heart disease, fatigue headaches and migraine. Impotence and premature ejaculation can occur in men while erratic menstrual cycle for women.

When the body continuously releases the hormones, sleeping patterns can also be affected and can sometimes lead to insomnia. In severe cases, stress, in the long run, can cause eczema, ulcerative colitis, mouth and peptic ulcers and recurring muscular aches and pains.

Living Healthy

How a person identifies stress is important to overall health. When stress becomes too huge to handle, the damage to a person’s physical and mental well-being can be irreversible. Living a healthy life can help a person cope with stress easily.

Exercise is very important in stress and health management. Along with a healthy diet, exercise is the most effective way to lower stress levels. It improves sugar metabolism through efficient use of insulin. Exercise also aids in putting a stop in the nasty cycles of stress-eating, indulgence to alcohol, cigarettes and drugs.

A person can also consider taking herbs, and anti-stress supplements. Taking vitamins and avoiding alcohol are successful methods in improving health and help a person cope with stress better.

How To Achieve Commitment In A Relationship

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Do you ever look at a loving, committed couple and with that you could have that kind of commitment with someone? How do achieve that sort of commitment in a relationship? Commitment takes time; it doesn’t happen instantly when you first start dating. Most people will begin dating due to a sexual attraction and/or shared interests and the relationship starts at as a fun, caring relationship. It isn’t until a couple has been together for some times that they really become committed to one another. When you have experienced many different times in life together, both good and bad, you develop a special bond that can then last a lifetime.

Relationships are difficult and anyone that tries to tell you any different is lying. Even the best of relationships have their rough patches from time to time. Men and women are completely different and will not agree on absolutely everything, so the ‘perfect’ relationship 100% of the time is virtually impossible. Along with the differences between sexes, there can also be cultural and social differences that can affect a relationship. When a couple first meet and first start dating everything seems perfect. Sex is great and you want to spend every waking moment together. This ‘new relationship’ period can last quite a long time but is usually passing by the time you have dated for one year.

By the time you have been dating for a year you are becoming more accustomed to one another and may even begin to take one another for granted. Some things that you once adored about your partner might now be annoying and although sex is still good it has lost the ‘fireworks’ it had at the beginning. It is at this time that they honeymoon period is over.

It is at this point in the relationship where you will truly find out whether this relationship will last. When you move past the honeymoon period you might move onto a period where you begin to fight and argue a lot. You begin to irritate each other and neither one of you will want to give in and admit they are wrong. You need to learn to communicate with one another to survive this phase of a relationship. Unfortunately, good communication skills are something that we are not taught at school and it’s not always something that we learn from our parents either. These skills are much needed skills in a relationship though and without good communication a relationship can fail fast. If you can learn to communicate with one another then you can get past this difficult stage of your relationship.

If you survive this difficult stage of your relationship then you should be very committed to one another by now. You have lived through the highs (the honeymoon stage) and the lows (the fighting stage) and you have survived. Your relationship is now much stronger and committed. You have come to know one another intimately and you have accepted any differences that you have. You have accepted each other’s faults and you have made compromising on those things you don’t agree on.

When you reach this ‘committed’ stage there is no reason why your relationship can’t last a lifetime. When you love someone enough to commit to them then you can be very happy together for the rest of your lives.

Herbs That Lower Blood Pressure

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When most people hear the word “High Blood Pressure”, they automatically associate it with elderly people. However, that’s not the case. Any person, at any age can have High Blood pressure.

As a matter of fact, the American Heart Association states that nearly one out of three people have blood pressure problems. Nearly one-third of those people don’t even know they have problems with their blood pressure.

Today many people take medications to lower or fix their blood pressure problems. However, what we heard from our grandmothers or parents about herbs that can lower blood pressure was something that most doctors would turn their nose up at. That’s not the case anymore, as most doctors now recommend those same herbs.

Here are some natural ingredients and herbs that could lower your blood pressure.

1. Garlic- I know, I know, you thought it was just for pizza and fighting vampires. Well, this one stinky herb not only allows your breath to smell bad, it also breaks up toxins that can lead to high blood pressure. Garlic also reduces the chances of clotting with in the blood vessels; it also keeps blood platelets from sticking to the blood vessel walls.

2 Vitamin C- Growing up we heard that we need to drink our orange juice to get our vitamin c so we won’t get sick. That turned out to be true, (see, our parents did know what they were talking about)

Researchers found out that if a person can take in its recommended dosage of the vitamin c, then it can greatly reduce the risk of their getting hypertension aka high blood pressure.

3.Dandelion- Who would have ever thought a weed could help you get healthy. Well there is at least one, the dandelion roots and leaves can be used to make tea which can act as a mild diuretic.

These are just a few herbs that can help lower a person’s blood pressure. Know this, using herbs alone should not be the only way a person should attack this situation. Always check with your physician to see if medication is required and that the herbs you use will not conflict with your blood pressure medication.

And for gosh sakes don’t forget to exercise at least 20 to 30 minutes every day. A brisk walk can work wonders for your mind, body and spirit.

If a you will combine the things mentioned in this article to your everyday life, you will have a much better chance at defeating high blood pressure. Giving you the freedom to concentrate on your loved ones and friends.

Growing Spiritually

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Spiritual growth in a world defined by power, money, and influence is a formidable task. Our concepts of self-worth and self-meaning are mixed-up. How can we strike a balance between the material and spiritual aspects of our lives?

To grow spiritually is to look inward. You need to examine and reflect on your thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and motivations. Periodically examining your experiences, the decisions you make, the relationships you have, and the things you engage in gives insight on your life goals, on the good traits you should uphold and the bad traits you have to abandon.

To grow spiritually is to develop your potentials. The needs of the body are recognized but placed under the needs of the spirit. Beliefs, values, morality, rules, experiences, and good works provide the outline to make sure the growth of the spiritual being continues. When you have fulfilled the basic physiological and emotional needs, spiritual or existential needs come next.

To grow spiritually is to seek meaning. Whether we think that life’s significance is pre-determined or self-directed, to grow in spirit is to understand that we do not simply exist. We do not know the meaning of our lives at birth; but we gain knowledge and wisdom from our connections with people and from our actions and reactions to the situations we are in. Our lives have purpose. This purpose puts all our physical, emotional, and intellectual potentials into use; sustains us during trying times; and gives us something to look forward to—a goal to achieve, a destination to reach.

To grow spiritually is to recognize interconnections. Recognizing your link to all things makes you more modest and respectful of people, animals, plants, and things in nature. It makes you value all around you. It moves you to go beyond your comfort zone and reach out to other people, and become stewards of all other things around you.

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The Different Antioxidants for Wrinkle Treatment

When you hear about wrinkle treatment, what comes first to your mind? If it is surgery, do not be drastic about it especially if it can still be diminished through the commercially available products for such cause.

The Antioxidants
Ever heard of the antioxidants? For sure, you have. It is all over the advertisements. Every product nowadays seems to be claiming antioxidants as their unique selling proposition or their USP. What is so special about this feature? Why is it that all of a sudden there is a swarm of products claiming that they have such?

To give you an idea, antioxidants are the substances which act as scavengers of the radicals in our bodies that are oxygen-free. These radicals are the particles which are unstable and can do damage to your cells to the extent of sun damage and even skin cancers. The more often your skin gets exposed to the sun, your antioxidants are reduced and therefore must be replaced.

Where can you get these antioxidants? Here’s a list that you can go over to note the products wherein you can get these important substances.

1. Vitamins and Supplements. There are actually antioxidant supplements that you can take orally that will help prevent or diminish your unwanted lines. Some researchers found out that taking in a combination of Vitamins C and E will help lessen the sunburn reactions. But you still must use sunscreens for more protection.

2. Antioxidant topical products. These include creams, ointments and lotions that help protect the skin from the sun’s damage. The more common antioxidants you can avail commercially include CoQ10 or the coenzyme Q10, Alpha lipoic acid, selenium and vitamins A, C and E.

3. Vitamin A. This has proven to be effective in ailing the skin damage caused by the sun and aging. The more commonly used for this type include retinol, retinaldehyde and other derivatives like retinoids.

4. Retin-A. This is also known as the Tretinoin. This is a topical product that has been approved to treat photoaging. You can only buy this if you have prescription form. The known brands are Avita, Differin and Renova. Such substance will create a rosy glow on your face and slowly reduce fine lines, liver spots and roughness of your skin.

5. Retinol. This is a natural form of Vitamin A. This was not made popularly available until recently. The reason for this is that it used to be easily seeped through by the UV radiation. But now the formulation is much stable and can create positive effects to your skin.

There are other medicines and products that will be available in the market to counter the developing lines which many people do not like to have. Wrinkles are normal occurrences to people as we age. But if it can still be countered, then who wouldn’t want to take the measures.

Just a caution for pregnant women, it is advisable that you stop the use of any Vitamin A derivative until you have given birth. Some substances may cause birth defects, a sample of this would be the oral tretinoin. Stay out of such products if you are pregnant or even when you are only trying to conceive.

You can continue with your preferred wrinkle treatment after you have given birth. This way, you will not risk the life on your womb while you can still look younger after a period of time and you are already given a signal that you can proceed using the products.

Strategies In Avoiding Stress Build Up

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Stress, if you let it, can build up. There are several effects of stress in the many aspects of life. Stress build up can pose major health risks. Often times, people who cannot handle stress find themselves in rehabilitation facilities that offer twelve-step programs that could help them recover.

Avoidance is always better than cure. Learn to avoid stress build up through simple strategies that you could practice in your free time.

Learn To Have Fun

Having fun can provide a nice distraction from problems you have. Games are designed to occupy your time. Look into yourself and find something that you are into. Find the things that you enjoy the most. Hobbies are important parts of the relaxation process.

Drawing and gardening are great stress relievers but you are not limited to these two. You can practically put your hands on anything that you enjoy doing. Learn that it is fine to have a little fun after hard days of work.

Taking Care Of Your Health

Stress can seriously become detrimental to your health. If you have a predetermined health condition, stress can greatly aggravate that condition. People who have poor diet are most vulnerable to stress. Maintaining a healthy diet can help you in avoiding the health risks from stress.

Healthy eating at home can help you shed off some pounds since most people who are stressed-out tend to gain more weight than others. Planning ahead is an important step in eating healthy. Do weekly groceries, and plan your home meals every week. This way you do not have to stress yourself in thinking what you want to eat. Eating healthy does not mean that you need to prepare a four-course meal. A simple balance meal with the combination of protein, fruits, vegetables, bread and not too much fat is enough to get you going. You can even find healthy recipes online.

Pampering yourself with healthy meals is not the only way you can live healthy. Going to the spa and have a relaxing massage can avoid stress from building. You can also enroll yourself in weekly gym classes depending on how much free time you have. Exercising can help you cope with stress easily. Also, through exercise, you body release endorphins that increase your feelings of wellbeing.

Ask For Support

When you are feeling stressed always remember that there are people around you who can help. Friends can pick you up when you are feeling down. They can provide insights when you are confused, and help you in having fun.

Family members can provide solid support since they already know who you are and what you really want. If stress gets out of control, you can ask for counsel from your psychiatrist.

Never blame yourself for the cause of stress as this will only worsen the stress that you are feeling. Do not build a wall around you whenever you are feeling stressed and never feel helpless. Stress is an enemy that you can triumph upon with the help of loved ones.

Spiritual Practices For Avoiding Stress

Lifestyle with strong religious and spiritual foundations is generally a healthier lifestyle. Seniors use prayers as stress reliever. Prayers can also maintain emotional stability.

Practicing meditation can help you clear you mind in stressful situations. Spiritual practice is a personal experience and can surely nurture your soul.