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Everybody wants to be happy and indeed there are so many reasons for one to feel joy. However, as ironic as it may seem, happiness seems to...

Profitable Hobbies to Start

Maybe to get to know someone, one can just inquire about the hobbies of that person. Hobbies say much about us because they are activities we love doing. Hobbies give us happiness and this is where we devote our spare time to.  It is no question that all of us should nurture a hobby. However the challenge is in choosing one. Some hobbies can be expensive while others can be dangerous.

Well why not start a hobby that can make you earn good money. Make money by doing things you love by trying the suggestions below:

Gardening: Do you have a green thumb? Start your own garden by planting flowers, herbs or vegetables. You can also try organic farming. Take pride when your plants bloom and produce. Make money when you opt to sell the others.

Blogging: Love to write? How about starting a niche blog? research and write about a popular topic and when the blog is established- you can earn from ad posts.  For success, you need to have knowledge about SEO and the likes.

Baking/Cooking: Master that cupcake recipe or whip up a unique yummy dish. This delicious hobby has great earning potential because you can sell your delicious food treats anyweher. Who knows you might even get to open your new restaurant.

Collecting: Stamps, postcards, game cards, old coins, toys, books- start a collection of anything you fancy. They may not earn money right away but the value of your collection may be worth a lot in the future.

This is just a small list because there are a lot of profitable hobbies. The important thing is – get a hobby that will make you (and others too) happy first. The money will come when we love the things we do.

Olive Oil for Thicker Hair

My mother used to have long and thick hair when she was younger. Now that she is more than 70 years old, her hair is thinning and has lost its luster -until she discovered the benefits of olive oil to hair.

She starts to regularly apply olive oil to her scalp a few hours before taking a bath. Sometimes, she would apply it at night and just sleep with a hair cap to make sure the olive oil is really absorb by the scalp. 

And to our surprise, after a few months of doing it, her healthy hair is restored –thick and shiny again. For those who want to try it too, here’s a simple recipe for olive oil hair mask:
Just add a few drops of honey to olive oil to make a hair mask. Add just enough honey because too much of it can make the mask sticky and harder to apply. When the desired consistency is reached, apply the mixture to hair and scalp and then cover it with a hair cap.
Wait for 1 and ½ hour before rinsing it with shampoo. It is best to rinse with cool water because hot water takes away hair shine. 

Do this natural hair care treatment regularly and your hair will be the envy of many. 

Cherish Mother’s Love

At 4: We think Mom knows everything.

At 8: Mom knows a lot.

At 12: Mom does not really know everything.

At 14: Mom doesn’t know anything.

At 16: Mom doesn’t exist.

At 18: She's old fashioned.

At 25: Maybe mom does know about this!

At 35: Before we decide let's ask mom.

At 45: I wonder what mom thinks about this.

At 75: I wish I could ask mom about this. I have the best mom in the world.

Be Pain-Fee and Relieve Health Woes Naturally

Everybody wants to live a full, healthy and happy life. However, this state of bliss can only be achieve if one is mentally, spiritually and physically well. I guess one should start by focusing on physical wellness. Sadly many people are suffering from sickness such as back pains, neck pains etc. and these aches prevent them from living life to the fullest.

 It is a blessing that nowadays, there are solutions that would not require one to go under the knife. Non-surgical and natural solutions to free all sorts of body pains and aches are available such as the Stockton chiropractic. 

This treatment is offered by Dr. Christopher Schlenger and Dr. Mark Tenebaum – premier chiropractors based in Stockton California that can boast years of experience and training in helping relieve problems related to the spine and nervous system. These two professionals used natural methods that bring positive results. Their approach is holistic because aside from addressing spine and nervous system problems they also offer complete assessment of the patient’s overall health and recommends therapies, education on exercise, nutrition, and stress management. They even offer free classes to patients residing in their area and conduct several orientations several times a month.

Tips to Create a Healthy Relationship

I came upon this story in Facebook. A friend shared this and I am deeply touched because of the lessons it teaches on how one can maintain a healthy, loving relationship with all the people in our lives.  I wish I can acknowledge the author but I am guessing that this one is posted anonymously. Read and learn a great lesson in life:

Burned Biscuits - A lesson we all should learn.

When I was a kid, my Mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my Mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed!
All my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my Mom and ask me how my day was at school. I don't remember what I told him that night, but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that ugly burned biscuit. He ate every bite of that thing...never made a face nor uttered a word about it!

When I got up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my Mom apologize to my dad for burning the biscuits. And I'll never forget what he said, "Honey, I love burned biscuits every now and then."

Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if he really liked his biscuits burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said, "Your Mom put in a hard day at work today and she's real tired. And besides--a little burned biscuit never hurt anyone!"

As I've grown older, I've thought about that many times. Life is full of imperfect things and imperfect people.

I'm not the best at hardly anything, and I forget birthdays and anniversaries just like everyone else. But what I've learned over the years is that learning to accept each other's faults and choosing to celebrate each other’s differences is one of the most important keys to creating a healthy, growing, and lasting relationship.

And that's my prayer for you today...that you will learn to take the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of your life and lay them at the feet of God. Because in the end, He's the only One who will be able to give you a relationship where a burnt biscuit isn't a deal-breaker!

We could extend this to any relationship. In fact, understanding is the base of any relationship, be it a husband-wife or parent-child or friendship!

"Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket--keep it in your own."
So, please pass me a biscuit, and yes, the burned one will do just fine.

And PLEASE pass this along to someone who has enriched your life--I just did!
Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

"Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil--it has no point"

Enjoy Great Skin by Going Natural

Everybody wants to have a beautiful skin and to achieve that-one must be wise in choosing the skin care product to purchase. There are skin creams and ointments that are loaded with chemicals, would burn a hole in one’s pocket and would even prove to be ineffective in the end.

Since our skin is very sensitive, it is a must that we wisely choose the products we buy for our body’s largest organ. It is best to purchase skin products that are loaded with natural ingredients.

One company promises to give the best skin care by offering beauty products that are safe and effective. The products of Madhippie- a company based in Austin Texas are safe because it do not contain harmful chemicals and effective because they utilize natural antioxidants to fight elements that cause skin degeneration. Their tagline is “advanced skin care” because they combine latest science innovations with nature’s best ingredients to create skin-friendly products. Their products are also affordable.

One can also browse their official website to read testimonials of people who can attest to the effectiveness of their products. There are also before and after shots to see how the skin improves after using Madhippie products.

How to Be Happy & Fight Negative People

Everybody wants to be happy and indeed there are so many reasons for one to feel joy. However, as ironic as it may seem, happiness seems to be so elusive for many. There are days when it is just so tempting to wallow in self pity and despair. Various factors can cause unhappiness – the situations we are in, the people in our lives etc.

Negativity (negative thoughts, negative people) is so real that it can fill our daily lives. If one is not careful, you may find yourself being swallowed away by these dark and destructive emotions.
But to be wise and happy, you should not let all the negativity put you down. To be really happy, we should cultivate the happiness inside ourselves, not on external and material things.

One can also find it easy to stay happy by thinking of the people who are dear to us, just like what this wonderful poem that I found says:

 “Think of Those Who Love You"
If someone should hurt you
and say a thing unkind...
Remember what I write to you
and keep these thoughts in mind.

For everyone who makes you cry,
there are three to make you smile...
And a smile will last a long, long time,
but a tear just a little while.

Don't let someone who hates the world
cause you to hate it too...
Behind the clouds is a Golden sun,
and a sky that's full of Blue.

If someone said a thing that's cruel,
don't let it get to you...
Your achievements are greatly numbered
and your faults are very few.

So if a certain person should act a certain way,
Think of those who love you
and don't let it spoil your day!

( Author Unknown ) 

Love Tips Hope for the Broken Hearted

Thoughts of a Brokenhearted

Love, like so many things in my life is a changing concept. Lately though, love for me has taken on a horrible spin. All it took was one phone call from a friend who told me my boyfriend has finally decided to leave me for her!

In a moment, my world crushed to pieces. A dark cloud enveloped my whole being.
Suddenly love became nothing but a dangerous game where everybody wins except me. I thought of it as a fraud, which brings momentary happiness, but in truth will just lead one to unbearable suffering.

For quite a long time, I allowed myself to be swallowed by dark emotions. I spent my days in a quandary and my nights in tears. It felt like nothing would ever be the same again. I desperately wanted my life back to normal.

But I struggled to get out of that mess. “No one can hurt me without my consent,” I constantly reminded myself. I surrounded myself with supportive and pleasant people; friends, family, even strangers, anybody who cared. I started joining organizations; concentrate in my studies, I even started a new hobby. I practically did everything that would keep my mind off it. I was willing to try anything and anybody just to hear myself say, “I finally got over it.”

But, everything I've tried relieved me only for a while. The pain remains as real as the air I breathe! I still feel weak. But it's a blessing to finally have the strength to admit that at present, I am not in control of my emotions. Time will heal all these wounds. Just wait, be practical and as time passes by, the pain will go, for pain is the breaking of the shell which encloses our understanding.

Just the other day, I found myself thinking about the four-letter word, hoping to grasp its significance in my life. It was a fruitless attempt. Love is something I don't need: something I'm better off without and the more I think about it, the more absurd and pathetic it seemed to me.

I closed my eyes and in surrender, I let the word love dominate my thoughts. Gradually, an array of emotions represented by colors formed in my mind. It was a heavenly sight, like a melted, multi flavored icing. There were all sorts of colors imaginable, constantly mixing, hues and tones. Changing every second as it goes round and round; getting wider as it beats and moves to an invisible rhythm that is both soothing and slow. It was easy to be lured by its splendor. But it was a trap. One stare too long and the images haunt your every waking moment.

After a while every reason which drawn you to it fades. Its magnificence ceases and all that’s left is making you dizzy and numb. It becomes art in its gruesome form, losing both its essence and style.

I opened my eyes, half torn, and half relieved but smiling, assured by the faith that all is part of the healing process. Recovery, without even exerting any effort will come sooner than I expect, at a time when experiencing it doesn’t matter anymore. It won’t be long till my whole life light up…beauty and happiness in all sorts of shades…

Taken from: Swirling Thoughts
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