How To Succeed In Love And Relationship

How To Succeed In Love And Relationship

So many men approach me saying something like "I am interested!" But the look on their face shows otherwise… They do not get clear about what they want or do not. Its important to know what you really can not tolerate in a partner. You should Make a list of your "don’t wants" and then cut it down to the 5-10 most important. I don’t have a positive outlook on a date if that person is always looking at the floor, not at you when talking and there seems to be no joy for them in life… What happens to humor and that little smile that will say a lot to me about who you are? Humor and a smile also shows me that joy won’t be a problem if involved in a relationship with me.
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I have come to learn that positive begets positive, and in a world that seams so negative, and morals paramount to a plan B, I choose the humorous and smiley guy any day of the week or month. I have learned that to look beyond the looks and to look at the big picture is so important. People change as life goes on you know. I have been married for 15 years and what I looked for was someone that was truly faithful and had a sense of humor. Someone who made me laugh. It has been a wonderful 15 years and I hope for many more to come.
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Its good manners to look at a person when you are being spoken to, yet a lot of honest and loving persons prefer to avoid eye contact. It’s good for a man and woman who are in love to look unto each other’s eyes so that each can know the internal feelings of the other concerning the relationship and also each can make a correct judgment on what type of a person he/she is.
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How about my friend who says she is in a relationship with someone who doesn’t care about her and always putting her down, No matter what he does for this girl, nothing is ever good enough for her. And he tries so hard to please her. What is he doing so wrong to deserve all of this!! Sometimes it really hurts. Try something new. You know the best way to have things stay the same is to never do anything different. Vary your daily routine, just to keep yourself awake. Shake yourself up and notice what happens. Keep yourself open to chance opportunities, and then take advantage of them. One thing is for sure, there are people who will never get satisfied with what they have. you will hear them complaining about the size of their shoes as much as they complain about size of the coins in their pockets.
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Its imperative to learn the art of showing a positive attitude toward life. This really draws attention both to yourself and your friends. I went out one day with a guy my age, and all the time i was enjoying my drink, this fool was trying to hit on the twenty one year old standing next to me. Of course if you love yourself you don’t need anyone else to. For me, this was so obvious, i did not ask any questions. Do you know why i did not? Because this jerk did not have any answer. I hit him hard on the face and told him to forget.

Car Buying Behaviours and the Celebrity Factor

Car Buying Behaviours and the Celebrity Factor

Buying a car can be hard enough; do I want a hatchback, saloon, 4-door, 2-door, convertible, four-wheel drive? How much can I afford to pay for insurance? Furthermore, being given the hard sell in the dealership showroom can add more pressure. However, do we need the hard sell or have we already subconsciously made a decision on the car we would like to buy?

Studies have shown that many customers do not need the hard sell, but instead just a picture to show off the features of the car. We’ve all probably seen an advert on television or a picture in a magazine or newspaper, which has made us look at the car and want to have one on the spot! Obviously, it aids the customer if the picture is of something sleek and stylish rather than a rust-bucket, which is why the desirability of vehicles such as a sporty hatchback is high.

Manufacturers are clever in the way that they’ll do this. You’ll notice on more occasions than not with car adverts that the price provided is not for the car you are seeing. The picture of the car will be the top of the range version with all of the possible extras, but in fact the price you’ll be told is the “starting from” price for the lowest car in its’ range. The price for the actual car you are viewing will usually be in small print at the bottom of the advert.

Do, however, the roles of celebrities come into play in persuading us to purchase a certain make or type of car? I believe that they do.

Take a look at the BMW X5 for example. Since the release of this car, every celebrity and their dog have one. I believe as a consequence of this, the amount of non-celebrities driving this car has risen dramatically. The same can be said for a few cars, which brings the assumption that we, to some extent, base our lifestyles on celebrities, who influence us to purchase cars that are deemed fashionable and popular by them.

The bases for buying a certain car by many will be “will my friends laugh at me?” and “will I look cool in it?”. After all, the technological strides of manufacturers recently have meant that the reliability and performance of vehicles is very good, and certainly more than adequate for most drivers using city and country roads. So what else can there be to influence the decision of car buyers other than the “cool” factor?

Maybe, the running costs and fuel consumption is prominent somewhat; especially for the four-wheel drive and high performance vehicles. However, the celebrity power has certainly persuaded many in their car buying decisions, and will almost definitely continue to do so.

MEDITATION MUSIC

MEDITATION MUSIC

Summary: Meditation music as a tool for a successful meditation.

First, why do we need to meditate? Meditation is a process of deeply relaxing the mind by focusing on only one thought. Focusing means repeating a word or several words to divert yourself from any distractions and attaining calmness of the mind.

Meditation sounds as easy. You may even feel like you have done this during those glum days when everything doesn’t seem right. Like the time you failed algebra class and you sit down on the table, with a cup of coffee in hand, pretending to be engrossed in the latest news, but are actually seeing and hearing nothing. Well not quite…you may look as calm and peaceful as someone meditating but your mind is a definite clutter.

A lot of people who are just beginning to get acquainted with meditation find it hard to stay focus. Some are not used to staying “thoughtless” even for just a few minutes. That is where guided meditations come in. Some of these use tools like meditation music and meditation scripts to help to motivate these people to concentrate.

Meditation music can be you choice of soothing music. It doesn’t necessarily have to be some Indian chants or a Mozart piece. It can be just any music that you feel will clear your mind off any thought. Some professional guides who conduct private sessions use meditation music with cues. These cues are like scripts that they read to those meditating so that they can attain a state of deep relaxation easier and faster.

A lot of websites provide free meditation rooms which include calming images too look at for exercises. These sites also have several tracks of meditation music. Highly recommended meditation music cd’s can also be found with reviews from people who have tried using them in their meditation.

Most meditation music have been said to have helped people attain the blissful state after only a few minutes of listening. Some meditation music contains operatic music samples, music from choirs, and even just natural sounds. Visiting www.bliss-music.com will let you hear samples of different kinds of meditation music and will provide you with free samples of scripts that you can use as guide to your meditation practice. Another site, www.meditatiomusic.co.uk has also free meditation music, aside from a list of recommended cd’s.

The use of meditation music as a means for people to focus more does not explain the theory of music but makes it possible for these people to be involved with music. There are thousands of tracks of meditation music that you one can choose from. It doesn’t matter if it sounds like a séance or someone just learning to play the piano. The important thing is it works for you.

5 Christmas Movies For The Whole Family To Enjoy!

5 Christmas Movies For The Whole Family To Enjoy!

Christmas is coming! And, Christmas time is all about family and togetherness. We’ve put together some recommendations for movies to have on hand for the Christmas season that the whole family will enjoy. These are all movies to buy and watch year after year!

A Christmas Story (1983)
All Ralphie wants in the entire world is a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. This 1940s family is hilarious. You’ll love Ralphie’s irritable father, his whiny brother, and his all-American mother.

Elf (2003)
What could be more fun for a kid to watch than a six foot tall elf? Between Will Farrell’s great performance and the wacky concept of an Elf on the loose in New York City, this is destined to become a Christmas classic.

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
No list of “Must See Holiday Movies” would be complete without this James Stewart and Donna Reed classic. Share this timeless story with your children.

The Santa Clause (1994)
Every kids dream is to go to the North Pole, but how many kids can say that Santa is their Dad? Watch an unwilling Tim Allen become Santa.

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Great Gonzo as Charles Dickens? How can you go wrong? This lighthearted, humorous version is a perfect introduction to the classic Charles Dickens tale.

Taking Control of Your Workspace

Taking Control of Your Workspace

Let’s face it: it’s HARD to always be "on" when you’re at work. No matter how much you try, even the best-laid plans and schedules break down; sometimes it seems like all the forces are against you. You can get discouraged, weary, frustrated and unfocused. You can blame your boss, your spouse, interruptions, computer crashes, too much work, too little time…the list goes on and on.
When it comes right down to it, though, we each have to take responsibility for our work environments. It’s up to us to create pride and excellence in our workplaces. We need to take responsibility for our own productivity, morale, creativity, motivation and sense of humor that we bring to our work.
You say "but stuff just happens that I have no control over." That’s true. "Stuff" will happen, so it’s your job to come up with disaster prevention and back-up plans. Interruptions and snafus don’t need to become setbacks. Lists and schedules make the world go round. Be sure to prioritize, and take note of a few things that could be realistically postponed, if need be. Speaking of realism…be realistic in estimating how long it will take you to do the tasks at hand.
Computer maintenance can make a big difference in minimizing downtime. Regular virus scans, firewalls, defragmentation, and file back-ups are crucial to maintaining computer health and well-being.
There are a few well-known organizational tips worth repeating. My personal favorite is not touching mail more than once. I sit down with the mail at my desk, waste basket on one side, file cabinet at the other, and sticky notes in front of me.
If it’s junk, toss. If you can deal with it right now, do it, then toss it or add a sticky note with the details and file it. You aren’t going to deal with it right away? Then sticky note and file it. Do NOT just add it to a pile on your desk. Can you tell piles of papers are my personal Waterloo?
My other favorite is standing up when someone comes into my workplace. It doesn’t matter who it is or what’s the reason. The message to myself is: this is my workplace and I am here to work. If I’m not seated, chances are my guest won’t sit down either. It’s a bit more polite than just continuing to work without looking up…and if you do that, chances are the guest will still sit down.
Here is where a back-up plan is important. Have it already in your head what you will say if you are interrupted. "I’m busy at the moment, can you come back in____ minutes…hours"…whatever works. "Would you like to make an appointment?" "I’m taking a break at_____, would you like to join me?" And so on.
This even works when I’m working at my computer at home and the cat comes in. She loves to sit on my hands on the keyboard! or my lap, or right in front of the monitor. I stand up (no lap) and I even make an appointment with her (in my own mind of course!)…to play, feed her, watch tv for a few minutes so she can sit on my lap; sometimes we play Catch the Cursor for a couple minutes…something. She quickly leaves or curls up somewhere else if I’m not sitting down.
You may be thinking that productivity and organization are a lot easier to take responsibility for than motivation, morale, creativity and humor. Maybe your boss is stubbornly refusing to give you a raise, no matter how well you do your work. Maybe the job is "straight and narrow" with no room for creativity, and humor is ok in small doses, but not really appreciated. Maybe its your own work ethic nagging at you to work, work, work, no time for play. Maybe its your spouse nagging you with money worries, or feeling neglected.
You need to realize that in order for you to be a healthy, balanced, satisfied, and fulfilled human being, you need these things in your life. Rather than just going to your boss and complaining, you need to creatively bring your own suggestions and solutions to the table. You need your sense of humor to maintain a healthy perspective. The ability to express yourself creatively is as important as the ability to support yourself; so brainstorm with others, research, its up to you to find the innovative solutions. You need the breaks: 5 minutes; 15 minutes every hour or two; weekends; or a REAL vacation, so take them. And if your spouse misses you, take the vacation together.
If no matter how hard you try, you can’t get a grip on your lifestyle, then its time for YOU to change it. Consider a new workplace, or possibly being your own boss. Pride and excellence are up to YOU. It’s YOUR life.

Charity Bingo

Charity Bingo

Charity Bingo is one of the most popular fundraising methods today. Because charities are so important to many players, they prefer to play charity bingo when playing land-based bingo.

Today more people are informed and conscious of helping others. Most charities have their own websites and some even advertise. To some businesses and celebrities, donating money to charities has become an important marketing tool. Fortunately, to many people charity bingo is still a sincere way to aid those in need.

Most bingo halls cater for a specific charity or group of charities. Players donate money by buying their bingo cards. Charity bingo is also a fun way of donating money – players get value for their money by having the fun and entertainment of playing bingo.

Many charity bingo halls also offer great prizes, and sometimes even cash prizes. These prizes are important, because it serves as an incentive to players to buy more bingo cards.

Other incentives include free food like popcorn at doors, or receiving a free bingo card after purchasing a certain number of cards.

Of course playing bingo is not all charity bingo is about. Some charity bingo halls offer much more. Most charity bingo halls sell food and drink. Many are equipped with a full bar! At some charity bingo halls you can buy hot-dogs, burgers and fries. At some you can even buy a full catered buffet if you come early.

There are also opportunities for bingo lovers who want to do more than just donating money by playing bingo. Most halls are always in need of volunteers. Charity volunteers do work such as selling cards, circulating around the floor and/or from a booth. They count the number of players, check the winning numbers and keep the tables and ashtrays clean. They also help to clean at the end of a charity game. Some can even act as callers and gain valuable experience!

For those bingo players looking for something more than just a charity bingo game, there is rock & roll bingo. Rock & roll bingo is hosted by celebrities and rock stars. Some of the celebrities are Tom Morello, guitarist of Audioslave, and Flea, or Michael Balzary, from Red Hot Chili Peppers.

When choosing a charity bingo hall to play at, bingo players should be careful. Most charity bingo halls are registered charity bingo halls and must be able to prove their legitimacy, as most charity bingo halls are registered.

Charity bingo plays an important role in our society as it provides many with an opportunity to do something for others in need. As Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Music in the Digital Age

Music in the Digital Age

We are on the brink of a major change in the way the music industry operates. Digital music will not just change the way people purchase music, but it will also change the way musicians approach creating albums. Digital music gives people the opportunity to instantaneously purchase a song they like – without having to purchase the rest of the album. Artists and executives are both going to have to look at how music is released, and if it is worth producing an entire album if people aren’t going to buy it.
Piracy of course is another major issue that the music industry will have to look into and examine. Currently, it is so simple to download a single song – everyone does it and doesn’t feel that what they’re doing is illegal. Laws are being put into place in an attempt to stop downloading illegal music, but technology always appears to be one step ahead of the law. Some companies have found success offering music downloads for a price, but this practice only enforces the concept of downloading one or two songs from an artist, and not buying the entire album.
This trend may force the music industry to change the way they package music to the masses. People’s tastes will become a larger factor and will affect the finished product. Personalized CDs and play lists will have a larger influence. Instead of artists creating new albums, they might focus their attention on one song, or perhaps executives will look into theme compilations – give a number of different bands and artists one theme, and then release that music all together. Whatever the music industry decides on, the next few years are going to revolutionize the way we view – and listen – to popular music. The music industry will never be the same.

Free DVD Movie Downloads

Free DVD Movie Downloads

The DVD player is one of the latest in internet technology gizmos that has revolutionized the concept of home entertainment. Millions of people depend on their DVD players to watch movies, pause and rewind live television or to listen to music online. In fact, you can download free DVD software from the net to make your player the ultimate experience in listening to music, watching movies or playing games. Because the DVD player can stream music from the internet, it is a feasible option for listening to music at work or watching movies in the comfort of your home.

For free DVD movie downloads, you need certain system configurations. These include 256 MB of RAM, plenty of hard drive space and a good video card. This allows you to store the movie on your hard disk. If you have a CD writer, you make a copy.

Another software program for audio content is the Winamp — a standard Windows MP3 player that is a free download at www.winamp.com. The player has a great sound, and the volume, bass and treble can be adjusted to your liking.

You can also download QuickTime media player — a product of Apple Inc. This too is available for free download. Cross-functional, QuickTime provides unmatchable viewing and audio qualities for various multimedia products.

By downloading VNC Remote PC access software, you can remote access movies. This software is available for free download from realvnc.com

For free DVD movie downloads, you need certain system configurations. These include 256 MB of RAM, plenty of hard drive space and a good video card. This allows you to store the movie on your hard disk. If you have a CD writer, you make a copy.

Another software program for audio content is the Winamp — a standard Windows MP3 player that is a free download at www.winamp.com. The player has a great sound, and the volume, bass and treble can be adjusted to your liking.

You can also download QuickTime media player — a product of Apple Inc. This too is available for free download. Cross- functional, QuickTime provides unmatchable viewing and audio qualities for various multimedia products. By downloading VNC Remote PC access software, you can remote access movies. This software is available for free download from realvnc.com

Free movie downloads require different software for making the experience of watching movies and recording TV shows a worthwhile experience. You need ample space on your PC. While 256 MB RAM seems like a good option, nothing beats having 512 MB of RAM. The more memory space the better.

Mother In Good Humor

Mother In Good Humor

Children – the little buggers can drain your energy, break your valuables and absolutely send you to the moon sometimes. The range of trouble can go from babies with their high decibel crying to toddlers with their never-ending, cluttering curiosity to your preschooler with his gripes and whines and on to your grade-schooler with her indignant attitudes. I have not yet the privilege of the higher ages yet, but I hear it escalates to over-sensitivity and highly dramatic meltdowns. With all this chaos, you have to wonder sometimes why we make the commitment to enter into motherhood. While the answer is not always immediately clear, we all know and can relate to the flipside of parenthood that offers a heapin’ helpin’ of good ‘ole fun and laughter!
Take the innocent observations of a child. One story that comes to mind involves our two cats and my grade-schooler. While our male cat stays inside, the female bolts out the door any time she gets the slightest chance, regardless of who’s in her way and how many groceries might come tumbling down from her intrusion. By day’s end, she returns after her fill of outside adventure. One night, my six-year-old noticed a change to the usual ritual. Amazed, he yelled through the house that I “come look”. Upon my entrance to the room, he says “Look! Soccer is so glad to see Tasha that he is even hugging her with his legs.” Yes, kitty may have been attempting fruitless amour but the lessons he taught my son on that particular night were nothing but heartfelt and loving.
Another story comes to mind from a friend. She was telling her preschooler about the day he was born. With great emphasis and plenty of body language she exclaimed that she struggled and struggled for hours, but then gave a mighty push and out came his head. Then, after catching her breath she pushed one final time and out came the rest of his body. Puzzled the little guy paused a moment and then inquisitively asked “…and then you put my head on my body?” Yes, ask any mom and there will be many examples of the never-ending humor that moms are privy to during any given day.
The truth is this joviality is more than just fun, it is downright healthy. Studies have shown that laughter is, indeed, the best medicine. Let’s starts with the famous quote from Voltaire “The art of medicine consists of keeping the patient amused while nature heals the disease.” Wellness centers across the U.S. have determined that humor and/or laughter lowers blood pressure, boosts the immune system, reduces muscle tension, fosters immediate relaxation, decreases stress hormones, elevates your mood and, quite frankly, just makes you feel good! And, for extra measure, it exercises your body. Not only does your body go into an isometric contraction with a good chuckle, but the contraction also centralizes around your abdominal area. Sounds like another great reason for us mommies to partake in the joys of a hearty guffaw!
With all these reasons to take in a comedy or two, not to mention finding the light hearted side of most any situation, laughter is a sure bet for easing the tensions of motherhood. And coming full circle, it is also one of the good reasons to become a mother in the first place.

“How do I date beautiful women, even celebrities?” my idiot client asked…

“How do I date beautiful women, even celebrities?” my idiot client asked…

Are you a guy who’s interested not only in dating beautiful women, even celebrities, but would like to get beautiful women to approach YOU first? Can it really be done? The answer is an unqualified “yes” IF you know what to say and do, and what to avoid saying and doing.
Most guys have no clue about the day to day life of stunningly beautiful women. They have no idea how many times a DAY these beautiful women are approached by guys whose obvious interest is to “sex them up.” And for celebrities, it’s even worse. Day in, and day out they hear the same thing: “oh you’re such beautiful women… do you have boyfriends… can I take you out…” and on and on and on. Beautiful women simply become numb to guys asking them these questions, and tune them out.
Now, that’s not to say these beautiful women don’t want to meet men… because they do. Many of them desperately. But beautiful women like a guy who’ll say something different to them, something unusual, something that will create attraction in them. And most of all beautiful women crave a man who “defines authority” for them, one who is not intimidated by their looks (or fame). Let me give you an example.
I’m in the business of teaching other guys how to get desirable, beautiful women to approach them first for a date, no matter their looks, age or income (see www.womenapproachyou.com). And while I rarely take clients, occasionally I’ll make a mistake and let someone talk me into helping them.
A few weeks ago I was working with a guy who was desperately in need of help. Like I always do, I asked him, “What specifically do you want in beautiful women? What don’t you want? And most importantly, what’s your ideal experience with a woman?” Most of guys, of course, have no specific answers to these questions—and if you don’t know what you’re looking for, it’s extremely difficult to achieve any measure of success—whether with beautiful women or in any area of your life.
This guy, amazingly enough, didn’t pause with his answer: “I’d like to sex Paris Hilton—and other beautiful women” he leered. I was a bit taken aback—apparently I don’t speak the “new lingo.” “Sex Paris Hilton,” I said. “What the heck does that mean, sex Paris Hilton?”
“It means I’d like to get with her you know, sex her up, sex Paris Hilton—or a woman like her.” Ah-ha. “So your goal is to share a few adventures with celebrities, or beautiful women who look like celebrities?” He nodded eagerly—“I’ll settle for a look-alike,” he said, “but what do I say, what do I do to get beautiful women to even speak to me?”
Here’s what I told him in regards to beautiful women: first off, get all thoughts of lust out of your head. If you want to spend time with beautiful women, you need to get to know them as people first.
Here’s what to do: when you see a beautiful woman (or beautiful women) you want to approach, look her in the eye, and smile slightly, using your “naughty little boy smile.” Your intent is to make her smile back at you, while you continue to hold her gaze, and smile wider and “naughtier.” Look for something unusual about her that few other guys would notice, and bring it to her attention. For example:
“You look like a well-conditioned athlete… what are you training for?”
“Hmmm, that’s a most unusual tattoo… what made you decide to get that particular one?”
“That’s a very professional looking business suit… what’s the occasion for dressing so professionally?”
“You have a great energy, much like my friends in the martial arts… what kind of physical training do you do to have such a great energy… or is it just natural?”
Or if all else fails, “What are smiling about… remembering something that makes you grin?”
The key is to notice something about her environment, and ask her an open ended question letting her know you’re sincerely curious about her. Don’t tell her, “you’re a beautiful woman and I like beautiful women.” She’s heard that. You want to give her an opportunity to talk about herself, something few guys ever do. They’re trying to impress her, instead of shutting up, listening and letting her impress herself about you.
By doing this, you let her know you’re interested in her as a person (as opposed to a sweaty piece of meat), that you appreciate her beauty (and beautiful women) but you’re not intimidated or especially impressed by it, and that you need to hear more before you let her into your life. When you do this, you will stand out from the crowd that asks her the same questions over and over and over—and she’ll be more than happy to pick YOU up! (for more great tips, see www.womenapproachyou.com)