You can have clippers in your purse, your key chain, your night stand, your car or wherever you typically find yourself biting your nails, and make a deal with yourself that you will only use clippers and not your teeth to groom your nails. Doing so takes the “pleasure” out of biting your nails and helps you stop doing it. 8 months ago
Think: “how can I say what I am thinking in a positive way?”
Say, someone at work is going to do something that you KNOW is wrong. You’r typical reaction would be to say: “That is wrong. Don’t do it that way.”, but that is pretty negative.
Try:”That is great that you are going to tackle that task. One time I did that in the way you are planning and it didn’t work out for me, but maybe it will work for you. If I was going to do it again, I would do it this other way.”
You praise them for their effort and provided them with a possible solution.
Your words can be your action, and positive actions can have a great positive effect on your co-workers. 8 months ago
Spanish is the easiest to read and write since it is very metric and things sound only one way: The vowels sound only one way, so making syllables is easy. Basically, if you can say it, you can write it. There is no spelling bees in Spanish since it is so simple. The only tricky ones are the silent “H’s”, the “Y’s” and “LL’s, depending on the syllable next to it “C”, “S” and “Z”. Even if you misspell it, if it sounds right, they’ll know what you means; and if you are reading, you can sound it out and recognize the word. 8 months ago
just beware that Spanish is very “regional”: the way say Mexican’s ssay things is very different than Cubans or Puertoricans, etc. You can learn “proper” Spanish from CD’s, but “street” Spanish you have to pick-up from the people you are dealing with. So, don’t be surprised if you learn something on a CD and no one knows what you are talking about. On the podcasts you might find better info. However, I was listening to one of these podcasts and it was a British guy teaching Spain Spanish. That isn’t going to work at aqll in East L.A., Spanish Harlem or Calle Ocho in Miami. 8 months ago
Podcasts is a great idea, but the “while you drive” CD’s do work. That is how I taught myself Danish. Granted, I was no expert after I got done with the CD’s but I did learn a lot; enough for the Danes to notice and know I could understand and speak a little. 8 months ago
Great to hear that you were able to understand your situation and implement so kind of resolution to the issue.
I guess you can have this goal marked as completed and start a new one to get more accounts than him in your office. :-)
I wish you continued success. 8 months ago
Yes, mix it up to keep it interesting.
30 minutes: you need to go faster! Do the whole workout in 20 min.
There is no such thing as “crunches way too fast”, as long as you keep form and don’t pull on your head.
However, if you are trying for strength rather than aerobic fitness, try isometrics, akin to planking. Do a “half-situp” and hold it for 30 sec., or as you said, do the crunch REALLY SLOW: 30 sec. up/30 seconds down. You can also use a weight (hold a dumbbell or heavy book behind your neck).
If you are strengthening muscle, you are tearing it. If you are tearing it, you need to rebuild. That’s were the protein snack comes it. Again Good luck!
P.S.: I must have missed it: why only one week? 8 months ago
love a couple of your dragon pictures. Where did you get them? I particularly like the Ying and Yang Dragon symbol.
Have any good Gargoyle images? 8 months ago
if I may: you should “create” several different pre-shower workouts, rather than just doing the same workout. It adds variety and challenges your body. Also, move a couple of the exercises around, to maximize their effectiveness. For instance, move the push-ups to after the planks and crushes.
Right the different routines down and do a different one every day, until you cycle through all of them and then start with the first one again.
Also, this pre-shower workout should last about 20 minutes for maximum effectiveness. If you are doing it in less than that, you should increase the reps/time on some of those exercises or do a second round of the same.
Finally, recoup: eat a protein-rich meal as soon after you complete your workout: some eggs, a protein drink or bar. That gives your body the material to start rebuilding your muscles right away
Good luck. 8 months ago
your ex-wife is part of your life, but there is no reason to have pictures of her all over the place. Create a separate album and if you scan them, keep them in a separate folder, and “bury it” in your harddrive.
IMPORTANT: back-up your files!
I had all my scanned pics in an external harddrive that failed and was unrecoverable. 85% were scanned pics, so I still have the originals I can re-scan, but the other 15% were digital pics I lost forever. I say: 1) back-up all your files on a second harddrive or discs (CD’s or DVD’s) and print the better ones and keep them in an album (or box, like mine are) ... or frame them and display them for everyones enjoyment.
Scanning pictures is easy, but time consuming, so you don’t want to throw all that time away, and potentially some precious memories, because you didn’t back-up.
There is always the “cloud” as a backup option too. 8 months ago
Have you tried talking to him and finding out what the issue is?
You right, it happens: some people don’t get along. But sometimes it is a misunderstanding: he heard you said something negative about him, or someone else told him something bad about you … true or not. Maybe he feels you disrespected him in some way; or maybe he feels you are “unfairly” competing with him … per your comment, I am thinking: “hot girl” vs. “gay guy” trying for the attention of your boss(es).
Maybe you can sit down with him and understand exactly what is it he doesn’t like about you. Ask him to lunch or coffee. If your relationship is not cordial at all, bring a “neutral party” to the meeting: someone that gets along with both of you. If it is really bad, talk to your boss: he/she might know what’s going on and can help mediate the issue.
After you find out, maybe you are willing to address it, maybe not, but at least you’ll know why he disrespects you. 8 months ago
breath and try to look at it as if it wasn’t your life, but the life of someone you care a lot about. Also, you are probably young, so no decision you make will be “final”. Things change all the time, and whatever you decide today might need to be amended tomorrow..
One way to help you make this decision is: make a list of pros and cons of each of the scenarios you envision. Don’t cheat yourself though: don’t make things sound better or worst than they really are. Be honest about your choices: reasons and consequences.
Then compare them.
Then, talk to a friend: someone you trust or respect. Preferably someone older that has more life experience than you. A school counselor, an old teacher, a family friend, etc.
Then, with their advice and your pros/cons lists, see which option is actually feasible: the best choice might not be really an option and you have to settle for option two … or maybe option three is really your only option.
Life can seem insurmountable sometimes, but if you break it down in to little chucks, you can handle it.
Whatever you decide, rest assure it is not final. Life has all kind of twist and turns and you have to learn to roll with them. Nobody else can tell you what’s to do or what is coming up; you’ll just have to do your best with what you have when it happens. Good luck, and as the saying goes: keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars. 8 months ago
It’s only a 5K. You don’t have to win it, do you? Just sign-up, run and get the T-shirt.
Do t for the “fun of it. Do it for the experience. Do it for the free food at the end (OK, usually it is only bananas and water and the occasional bagel).
Find one near you, not to expensive and with a nice T-shirt design and sign-up. If you are like most of us: once you send that check for $30, you’ll run the thing if only for the T-shirt.
Good luck. 8 months ago
... and that feeling is a good thing. I’ll explain.
If WE (I believe we ALL get that feeling) didn’t have that feeling we would be pretty content and would not strive for more. That feeling is a driver. It should be your inspiration to go beyond and search for that you think you are missing. Yes, it can be frustrating sometimes because you don’t even know what you are looking for, but that should be half the fun, discovering and exploring. The other half of the fun is striving and achieving.
Embrace that feeling and use it to drive your desire to do more with life. 8 months ago
T-shirts and Liquid Stitch :-)
http://www.straw.com/quilting/articles/teequilts_how.html 8 months ago
Hits from the 50’s:
Splish Splash – Bobby Darin
At the Hop – Danny & The Juniors
16 Candles – The Crests (they need a slow song to dance too)
Rockin’ Robin – Bobby Day
Wake up Little Susan – The Everly Bros.
Earth Angel – The Penguins (the “kiss” song in “Back to the Future”)
That’ll be the day – Buddy Holly
Little Darlin – The Diamonds
Blueberry Hill – Fats Domino (it always makes me think of Elmer Fudd signing “Blue Christmas”)
Long Tall Sally – Little Richard (the helicopter song in “Predator”)
Yakety Yak – Te Coasters
Tequila – The Champs (time for shots!)
The Great Pretender – The Platters
Blue Suede Shoes – Carl Perkins (also Elvis has his version of it)
and finally nothing gets a party going like:
Great Balls of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis … so what if she was 16? He loved her and married her. :-)
Hope you find this usefull. 8 months ago
because some of the “old” seven wonders no longer exist or are not so “wonderful” anymore:
The Seven Wonders of the Modern World
Empire State Building
Golden Gate Bridge
Netherlands North Sea Protection Works
and The 7 Natural Wonders of the World:
The Great Barrier Reef
The Harbor at Rio de Janeiro
and based on online voting back on July 7, 2007 the “new” set of the Seven Wonders of the World are:
Chichen Itza, Mexico – Mayan City
Christ Redeemer, Brazil – Large Statue
The Great Wall, China
Machu Picchu, Peru
Petra, Jordan – Ancient City
The Roman Colosseum, Italy
The Taj Mahal, India 9 months ago
you shouldn’t stop having such high expectations of the people you associate with, you should demand it. I am sure you are pretty great, so, the people you let into your life should be too.
Yes, there is some that, by family or other reasons, are in your life and don’t make the grade, but that does not mean you need to compromise your standards. Don’t accept red tofu instead of lobster. You deserve lobster :-)
It’s hard not to loose faith on people sometimes, but you shouldn’t compromise on less. If you are willing to give them your best, why shouldn’t you expect the same on return.
There is tons of people that appreciate you just the way you are. Don’t change what you are to accommodate someone else. If they are right for you, they want you exactly the way you are … even if they are a tofu lover :-). 9 months ago
Some people don’t know how good they have it ‘till it is too late. You have to take care of #1: that’s you! If you are OK with yourself it is so much easier to deal with everyone and everything else.
It is probably for the best that it ended, rather than dragging it on: him apparently unhappy with what he had, and you believing his lies. Now you can move on and do what is right for you in your life. Trust me, if you are in the right track for you, you will run into someone in the same track and things will be so much better. Take care. 9 months ago