The Sky Gets Dark, Slowly

Mao Dun literary prize winner Zhou Daxin’s latest novel to be published, “The Sky Gets Dark, Slowly”, is a sensitive exploration of old age and the complex, hidden emotional worlds of the elderly in a rapidly ageing population. In it he writes, “…Many elderly speak as though they know everything, but of old age they are in fact as ignorant as children. Many elderly are in fact, completely unprepared for what they are to face when it comes to getting old and the road that lays ahead of them. In…

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HEALTH TIPS FOR 50+ YOUNG

A. Two things to check often: (1) Your blood pressure (2) Your blood sugar B. Four things reduced to minimum: (1) Salt (2) sugar (3) dairy (4) starch C. Four things to increase: (1) Greens (2) Veggies (3) fruits (4) Nuts D. Three things to forget: (1) Your age (2) your past (3) your grudges E. Four things to have: (1)True Friends (2)Loving family (3)Positive thoughts (4)Non Judgemental F. Four acts to stay healthy: (1) fasting (2) Laughing (3) Exercise (4) Weight loss G. Four things not to wait for:…

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IF YOU ARE ABOVE 50 YRS OF AGE, HEALTH HINTS FOR YOU

1. Two things to check as often as you can (1) Your blood pressure (2) Your blood sugar   2. Six things to reduce to the minimum on your foods: (1) Salt (2) sugar (3) preserved meat and foods (4) red meat especially roasted (5) dairy products (6) starchy products   3. Four things to increase in your foods’ (1) Greens/vegetables (2) beans (3) fruits (4) nuts   4. Three things you need to forget: (1) Your age (2) your past (3) your grievances   5. Four things you must…

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International Happiness Day March 20, 2019

By JoAnna Brandi March 20th is International Happiness Day. It’s a day of recognition begun by United Nations in 2012 which proclaims that the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal and to recognize the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world. Promoting and encouraging happiness in the workplace is also a powerful and profitable business strategy. JoAnna Brandi, Author, Speaker, and Happiness and Positive Leadership Workshop Leader from ReturnOnHappiness.com reveals the 7 ways happiness, when activated, leads directly to profitability for today’s business leaders.  Happy people are…

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Happiness and Contentment: Still Not Available in a Pill

By  Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D.   Happiness is a byproduct of the journey, not the destination. A lot of research on happiness and subjective well-being has been done over the last fifty years or so—seems like everyone wants to figure out how we can grab a slice of the happiness pie that we feel life is supposed to offer. While there will never be a specific prescription for attaining happiness, there are some important findings that are excellent guidelines that, if followed, might increase the likelihood that we get our own fair share of…

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7 things about Friendship

 by Brahma Kumaris Everyone loves to have a good friend in their life, someone we can depend on. Listed below are examples of the rapport good friends share. If we can apply all these great qualities we express toward our best friend to everyone in the world, be our friend our enemy, we will make rapid spiritual progress. We can remind our self that if I can be supportive, non-judgmental etc. towards one person, it shows that I have that quality in me and I can exhibit that towards everyone else.…

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Managing Expectations

By: P Vaidyanathan We humans are born with the inborn tendency, to expect. Expectations–from ourselves, from our siblings, parents, spouse, friends, teachers, bosses, jobs, country politicians, the list is practically endless—are always there, whether we want them or not. And as is the nature of life, some of these expectations are fulfilled easily, some expectations take time, energy, and lots of effort, while some are likely to remain unfulfilled, indefinitely. Is expectation good or bad? Its neither good nor bad, it is something that exists. The problem is not that expectations…

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World Health Day 2018: how creativity can help you deal with depression, stress and anxiety

Start these creative hobbies to improve your physical, mental and emotional health World Health Day is celebrated on April 7. This World Health Day 2018, let’s throw some light on stress, anxiety and depression affecting an individual’s physical, mental and emotional health. It begins a fight with ourselves each day while keeping up the pace to survive with growing expectations, technologies and cerebrally focused culture. Too much stress or anxiety caused by negative thoughts and emotions which surrounds us may often lead to depression. The best way to combat it is expressing it in different ways.…

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How to Deal with Psyhocological Stress – a Gift of the Digital Era?

Twitter feed, Snapchat, Facebook status, emails, selfies, Instagram – welcome to the life of every 20-something around the globe! Digital age has really taken a toll on people, haven’t it? Today, life is all about a constant barrage of information that have created and nurtured a phenomenon called FOMO (fear of missing out). Nobody wants to feel left out and that is what the race is all about. It was not really that long ago when bus or train commuters used to stare out of the windows with wandering eyes,…

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PSYCHOLOGY OF POSITIVE THINKING

TIPS FOR FULFILLED LIFE 1. Don’t complicate life. We won’t be here forever. Once this day is over, it’s gone forever. Your time is too valuable to waste on nonsense. 2. No matter what knocks you down in life, get up and keep going. NEVER GIVE UP. Great blessings come as a result of great perseverance. 3. Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit. Talk about your joys. 4. Good things come to those who believe, better things come to those who are patient, and the…

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