The Fifteen Secrets That Successful Women KnowWritten by Dr. Gayla DeHart
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Eat well. Your mother always told you - you are what you eat! Well, you may not be a french fry, but your body will certainly treat you more nicely if you treat it nicely. Eating well will help maintain a healthy weight and provide you with energy to need to get through your busy days. Remember to eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, stay away from junk food, fried food, and processed food, and watch your portions. A great tip is to serve your meals on smaller plates. Sometimes we eat until our plate is empty, regardless of whether we need it all or not. Don't deny yourself foods that you love. Just indulge in small amounts.
Exercise. This should be a top priority. Exercise can help you to: manage your weight, deal with stress, prevent osteoporosis, have more energy, be stronger, prevent heart disease, prevent cancer, and of course, feel, look and BE younger.
Get enough sleep. This provides you more physical, mental, and emotional resources so that you can more effectively deal with your busy schedule and keep stress at bay. You will look and feel better.
Continue to learn and grow. This helps keep you young – it’s true! One way of postponing/preventing dementia is to participate in life-long learning. It will also make you more well rounded and interesting, and more importantly, will make world more interesting to you!
Get a coach. A coach can help you get your dreams on map- can help you discover what your true desires are and help you find a way to live biggest life that you can. The years pass by more quickly with time, and as far as we know, we only have one life – so why not do everything you can to make most of it? That way, at end of your life you will have no regrets.
Groom yourself so you look AND feel like a million bucks all time. You don't ever want to have to hide your hands or toes because they aren't properly taken care of. Successful women are always confident about their appearance because they put time in on a consistent basis to maintain an acceptable baseline level of grooming. Every city has crème de la crème of hairstylists - pay an extra $20 or $50 and keep your look fresh.
Dream Big. If it isn't on your map, there is no way to get there. If it is as least a spot on your map, there is a much better chance that you will find your way there, although it would be helpful to take a more pro-active approach. See: "Get a Coach".
Give Back. Get involved (or at least donate to) your favorite charity, be a mentor, support programs in your community. Remember secret # 6- everyone could use a little help.
Do these secrets sound like fun? They are! And THAT is final secret! You DON'T have to be run yourself ragged; you DON'T have to do it all. Taking care of yourself is like putting money in bank. The more you invest, greater your returns. Incorporate as many of these tips into your life as soon as possible, and if this seems like a daunting task, enlist help of a coach. You can be successful AND happy too!
Dr. Gayla Swihart DeHart, from Vancouver, Canada, is a Professional Coach with a Ph.D. in Psychology. She helps busy professionals manage stress, improve goal-setting and follow-through, and increase life and work satisfaction. More information on Dr. DeHart and her services can be found at www.AchieveExcellence.ca.
Freemasonry: Closeted Mental Illness?Written by Jim D. Ray
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Controversy in Brotherhood
While Freemasonry has attracted many high-profile politicians, professionals and even law enforcement officials, organization’s admittedly secretive practices have brought about considerable controversy dating as far back as 1826 with murder of Captain William Morgan. Shortly after writing a book exposing practices of Freemasonry, Morgan was informed by colleagues he was to be murdered by members of organization. In most common account of subsequent events, Morgan sought to escape by enter Canada, however he was stopped at border by police, arrested for indebtedness, tried in absence, jailed, then released on bail and drowned by five members in Niagara River.
More recently, William James, a 47-year-old father of five, was shot in face during a Freemason initiation ceremony in March of 2004. According to police, James was participating in an initiation ritual designed to "create a state of anxiety" for applicant when 76-year-old Albert Eid, another member participating in ritual, shot James with a fully-loaded .32-caliber firearm drawn from his left pocket, instead of a .22-caliber firearm loaded with blanks in his right pocket.
Today, Freemasonry continues to play a controversial role under various conditions, as result of indications suggesting organization serves no greater purpose than to act as a safe haven for criminals. Because Freemasons are sworn to protect their fellow members – even to point of committing perjury, under oath – exposing purported criminal activity committed by its participants is a difficult process.
This is not to say that all, or even most, members of organization are inducted with a conscious understanding of their involvement in organization’s less obvious activities. If Freemasonry exists to serve as haven for criminal or immoral behavior, it would benefit those most entrenched in organization to reinforce their cover with participation of innocent parties.
Freemasonry in Hindsight
One of most damning aspects of Freemasonry’s involvement in criminal activity is significant effort by members to defend its activities against those who regard group as a terror organization. Similar fraternal organizations such as Kiwanis are rarely, if ever, are subject to broad, widespread criticism Freemasonry attracts.
Based on psychological foundation of Freemasonry, combined with purported and confirmed involvement in criminal activity and admitted efforts to conceal its membership and practices, Freemasonry could potentially exist to reaffirm actions of a self-categorized group of individuals suffering from a wide spectrum of emotional and social disorders, ranging from low self esteem and co-dependency to distorted perceptions of acceptable social behavior, with some participants exhibiting psychotic tendencies.
In looking forward to ensuring integrity and well-being of our country, we must consider institutions of society that, intentionally or otherwise, sustain and allow inappropriate behavior by those who cannot rise above their own psychological disorders. It is not only responsibility, but obligation of those who identify such individuals to ensure safety of our communities by eradicating accepted criminal behavior through its exposure.
Jim D. Ray is a parapsychologist with a diverse background in multiple subject concentrations, including business, psychology and parapsychology, criminal justice, philosophy, education, internet technology, physics, and vocal performance arts. Jim can be reached by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.