The Fifteen Secrets That Successful Women Know

Written 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 withrepparttar 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 makerepparttar 144936 world more interesting to you!

Get a coach. A coach can help you get your dreams onrepparttar 144937 map- can help you discover what your true desires are and help you find a way to liverepparttar 144938 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 makerepparttar 144939 most of it? That way, atrepparttar 144940 end of your life you will have no regrets.

Groom yourself so you look AND feel like a million bucks allrepparttar 144941 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 putrepparttar 144942 time in on a consistent basis to maintain an acceptable baseline level of grooming. Every city hasrepparttar 144943 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 isrepparttar 144944 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 inrepparttar 144945 bank. The more you invest,repparttar 144946 greater your returns. Incorporate as many of these tips into your life as soon as possible, and if this seems like a daunting task, enlistrepparttar 144947 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

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,repparttar organization’s admittedly secretive practices have brought about considerable controversy dating as far back as 1826 withrepparttar 144695 murder of Captain William Morgan. Shortly after writing a book exposingrepparttar 144696 practices of Freemasonry, Morgan was informed by colleagues he was to be murdered by members ofrepparttar 144697 organization. Inrepparttar 144698 most common account of subsequent events, Morgan sought to escape by enter Canada, however he was stopped atrepparttar 144699 border by police, arrested for indebtedness, tried in absence, jailed, then released on bail and drowned by five members inrepparttar 144700 Niagara River.

More recently, William James, a 47-year-old father of five, was shot inrepparttar 144701 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" forrepparttar 144702 applicant when 76-year-old Albert Eid, another member participating inrepparttar 144703 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, asrepparttar 144704 result of indications suggestingrepparttar 144705 organization serves no greater purpose than to act as a safe haven for criminals. Because Freemasons are sworn to protect their fellow members – even torepparttar 144706 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 ofrepparttar 144707 organization are inducted with a conscious understanding of their involvement inrepparttar 144708 organization’s less obvious activities. If Freemasonry exists to serve as haven for criminal or immoral behavior, it would benefit those most entrenched inrepparttar 144709 organization to reinforce their cover withrepparttar 144710 participation of innocent parties.

Freemasonry in Hindsight

One ofrepparttar 144711 most damning aspects of Freemasonry’s involvement in criminal activity isrepparttar 144712 significant effort by members to defend its activities against those who regardrepparttar 144713 group as a terror organization. Similar fraternal organizations such as Kiwanis are rarely, if ever, are subject torepparttar 144714 broad, widespread criticism Freemasonry attracts.

Based onrepparttar 144715 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 reaffirmrepparttar 144716 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 ensuringrepparttar 144717 integrity and well-being of our country, we must considerrepparttar 144718 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 onlyrepparttar 144719 responsibility, butrepparttar 144720 obligation of those who identify such individuals to ensurerepparttar 144721 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:

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