The ticket to the gates is golden.
And the stakes of the game are high.
Yet we’re betting all our chances on luck.
And we pray that it’s enough
to start again, to build again,
to fight to live to be happy again.
Are we foolish? Are we dreaming? Is this real?
Are we laughing? Are we trippin’?
What’s going on out there?
Yes. Maybe? Maybe not.
Maybe a little.
Maybe a whole lot.
What is Time but a fragment of our imagination?
What is Money but a tool that affords us our desires?
What is a Dream but an unspoken reality calling for attention?
Is it begging to be brought to life?
What is Joy but our passions pushing us to live it?
What is Life but the everyday things we see, feel, hear, and breathe?
What if Life is an encounter with endless options we choose to either lose or keep?
What is Love but all that we consume and live by?
What is Love but all that we hold and stand by?
What is Love but all that we fight for and cry for?
What is Love but all that we live for and die for?
What is Love but all that is of us and around us?
What is Love but the force that creates worlds, and makes us?
The ticket to the gates is golden.
The stakes of the game are high.
I’m betting it all on where my heart and mind feel joyful.
And I trust that it’s enough.
Am I sure? Am I dreaming? Is this crazy?
Am I laughing? Am I trippin’?
What’s going on up here?
Yes. Maybe. Maybe not.
Maybe just a little.
Maybe a whole lot.
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Life is Be YOU tiful!
Life is Be You tiful
Today is awesome
And tomorrow is just a dream away
Life is beautiful
Dance like nobody’s watching
Sing to your heart’s desires
The bells and whistles are calling
And we’re all dying to be alive
You are be-you-tiful
Trust that your heart will tell you
And that your feet will lead you through
You’ll know where you need to go
When it’s time,
My love, you’ll know
I know you already know
What are you waiting for?
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Box Your Way to Health! Why Is Boxing Good for You?
Boxing is a high-intensity sport that can provide a number of physical and mental health benefits. It can improve cardiovascular endurance, strength, and coordination. It can also help to reduce stress and improve self-esteem and confidence. Additionally, because boxing involves sparring and competing, it can also be a fun and social way to get in shape.
What are the Benefits of Boxing?
Boxing, MMA (mixed martial arts), and Sanda (a Chinese martial art that combines elements of boxing, wrestling, and kickboxing) are all high-intensity combat sports that can have a positive impact on both physical and mental health. Among the potential advantages are:
• Improved cardiovascular and respiratory endurance
• Increased muscle power and strength
• Increased agility and coordination
• Greater adaptability and mobility
• Higher self-esteem and confidence
• Stress relief
• Increased mental concentration and discipline
It should be noted that these combat sports can be physically demanding and potentially dangerous, so it is critical to train properly and wear protective gear when participating in them.
Is Boxing, MMA, or Sanda Good For Kids too?
Contact sports such as boxing, MMA, and Sanda are generally not recommended for children because they can be physically demanding and potentially dangerous. The bodies of children are still developing, and they may not be physically or mentally prepared to handle the demands of these sports. Furthermore, children are more vulnerable to injury than adults, and the risk of long-term consequences from head trauma is especially concerning.
There are other, safer options for children who want to learn martial arts or participate in physical activities. Taekwondo, judo, karate, and other martial arts that do not involve full-contact sparring are examples. When participating in any physical activity, it is also critical that children receive proper instruction and supervision.
What are the benefits of Martial Arts Training for Kids?
Martial arts training can provide a variety of advantages for children, including:
1. Martial arts training can help you improve your strength, flexibility, and coordination, as well as your overall cardiovascular endurance.
2. Discipline: Many martial arts styles emphasize discipline and respect, which can be beneficial for children.
3. Martial arts training can teach children self-defense techniques that will help them feel more confident and secure in potentially dangerous situations.
4. Martial arts training requires focus and concentration, which can help children improve their attention span and ability to concentrate on tasks.
5. Confidence: Martial arts training can boost children’s self-esteem by assisting them in setting and achieving goals, as well as providing them with a sense of accomplishment.
6. Respect: Many martial arts styles involve a strong sense of respect for oneself and others, which can be beneficial for kids to learn.
7. Stress reduction: Martial arts training can be a good outlet for kids to release pent-up energy and reduce stress.
8. Socialization: Martial arts classes can be a good way for kids to meet and interact with others their own age.
It’s important to note that martial arts training may not be suitable for all children, and it’s important to consider each child’s individual needs and abilities before enrolling them in a martial arts program.
In A Nutshell,
Martial arts training can be a healthy form of exercise for both children and adults. It has been shown to improve fitness, discipline, self-defense skills, focus and concentration, confidence, and stress reduction.
However, it is important to remember that martial arts training is not for everyone, and it is critical to consider an individual’s needs and abilities before beginning a martial arts program. Some martial arts styles, for example, maybe more physically demanding than others and may not be appropriate for people with certain physical limitations.
It is also critical to select a martial arts program taught by a qualified instructor and to wear appropriate protective gear when participating in any martial arts.
The 1st 100
Last night I heard a ding
A sweet, familiar ring
A beautiful, little sound from far away
And it made my heart sing
That one little ding
Reminded me of you
Of you and me from long ago
An echo of one doorbell ring
That used to make my heart sing
I miss those days
But not so much
Just the 1st 100 days
I since changed the locks so many times
The bell is gone
I thought I wouldn’t hear it again
As I recall our 1st 100 dates
I felt our 1st 100 texts
And the 1st 100 things of you and me
How long ago was it?
I can’t remember
I’ve forgotten about you, you see..
That ding of a ring from last night made my heart swim
So now I remember your gorgeous face
And the sound you make when you call my name
The little laughs that you made me giggle
And the sweet, nervous smiles that we shared together
Damn that effin’ thing!
That sweet, unexpected, melancholic ring
I couldn’t help it
I smiled and then I giggled
I almost forgot what I was doing
I still remember
But no, not so much, just a little
Just the 1st 100 dings
From our 1st 100 dates
And the 1st 100 things
That made my heart sing
The Power of Compartmentalization
“All definitions are a part of the intellectual dissection and compartmentalization of control.”
~ Bryant McGill (Author of Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life)
“My books begin when my characters’ coping mechanisms stop working”
~ Maria Semple
Have you ever felt like your brain is a mess with all the thoughts jumbled up in one big pile? You’re not alone. For most people, especially women, their thoughts are all entangled and turn from bad to worse eventually. What if there is a way to make your thoughts more organized so that things would be easier to deal with?
Deciding what information to remember and what to forget is a difficult skill that men have mastered better than women. Luckily, it can be learned like everything else- by practicing. It will take some time to get used to, but once you do, it’s repeatable.
If you’re someone who struggles with staying organized and focused on one task for a longer period of time, try these helpful tips for compartmentalizing your thoughts.
First, you need to get creative. Literally.
Take yourself out of the equation and think of your thoughts as just thoughts. Separate them like an idea at a time or a suggestion without putting emotions into them. Sounds hard, right? Keep reading.
In order to handle your thoughts, it’s helpful to separate them into different categories. For example, if you have a work project that’s stressing you out, you can put it in its own mental compartment so that it doesn’t interfere with the rest of your life.
If you compartmentalize your thoughts, they will be easier to manage. That’s not all! You’ll also be able to think more clearly because compartmentalizing help with organizing and prioritizing.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by everything we need to do in today’s fast-paced world. One way to help manage this feeling is to break down your tasks into manageable pieces. For example, if you’re working on a project at work, break it down into smaller steps: first research the topic, then write a draft, then revise and edit. By taking things one step at a time, you can make progress on even the most overwhelming projects. Once you’ve completed a task, you get the satisfaction of having done something. And even if the project isn’t finished yet, know that you’re getting nearer to crossing that item off your list!
If there’s something you’re doing and it turns out that somebody else or something else is needed, recognize that and ask for what you need. If you need help, who is the best person to help you? If it’s a tool you need, what are your options? Once you figure that out, there’s no need to hold your breath while it’s being worked on by another person/team/program/tool. Don’t hold up everything for one thing; it won’t get done any faster. Just take a deep breath and move on to the next one on your list. One at a time, each task separate from the others.
There are many benefits to compartmentalizing your thoughts and ideas. It allows you to focus on each individual task without becoming overwhelmed with them all at once. It can help you remember information as well, and can also make it easier to find when you need it.
Any time that you have to divide your focus between various projects or tasks, whether with work or your personal life, it can help to compartmentalize your thoughts. For example, at work, you might need to set personal matters aside in order to do a better job on the task at hand. Or if you’re out with friends, you may need to put work-related worries behind you so that you can fully enjoy your time spent with them. Learning how to compartmentalize your thoughts helps make it easier for you to manage different aspects of your life and stay sane in the process!
Here are some tips to help you better compartmentalize your thoughts:
When you find your mind wandering to personal things while at work, make an effort to re-focus on the tasks in front of you. If you’re having trouble doing this, take a break for a few minutes and do something else that will help clear your head. Listen to music, sing along to your favorite song, or just stare into space until you can fully wipe away previous thoughts and reset your brain.
The great thing about setting up designated periods to focus on your personal and family matters is that you can relax and enjoy your time outside of work without stressors getting in the way.
Intrinsic motivation and taking time for yourself will help you maintain your sanity. Whether it’s a hobby, a workout routine, reading, dancing, singing, or watching TV- do something every day that you enjoy! Or use your precious time to do things that are just for you. You deserve it. And also, trust me, you need it. If you have to put that on the clock or on your calendar so you don’t forget, do it.
Finally, remember that it’s okay to have thoughts that don’t fit neatly into compartments. A few tips on how to deal with these situations so you don’t get overwhelmed.
- Look at the bright side: trying to see the good in every situation, and choosing to focus on the positives instead of dwelling on the negatives. If you’re seeing as it doesn’t look like things will change anytime soon, take a break for a moment. When you come back to it, try looking at it from another angle and see if that makes it any better.
- A sense of humor is important. Laughter can help to diffuse tension and it’s a great way to cope with difficult times.
- Count your blessings always.
It might not seem like a big deal, but compartmentalization can actually help you to focus and get more done. Keeping our worries and thoughts contained can help reduce stress by providing a helpful space where we can manage them all.
In the past, the idea of compartmentalizing feelings and thoughts sounded impossible to me. It took practice and time, and continuous practice and more time. Why not give it a try for yourself and see how it works for you?
I hope this article has been helpful and your feedback is welcome. If you have tips and tricks for this topic as well, please feel free to share your thoughts!
Stop the running. Start the walking.
“Focus only on where you are right now. Then carefully take one step at a time, by placing just one foot in front of the other. Before you know it, you will turn that corner.”
~ Anthon St. Maarten (Author of Divine Living)
Focus is a difficult concept to grasp. It isn’t always easy to accomplish, especially when you’re trying to juggle so many tasks at once.
How do you get over a feeling of “always wanting more?” Or feeling like you haven’t done enough. Do you ever feel like you just have to be this successful now?
We’re often told to consider where we want to go in life, but no one ever discusses how to get there. Everywhere you look, there are people who appear to have the perfect life and career.
It’s time to set all of that aside and focus on what’s important right now. Take one step at a time to tackle today.
It’s easy to believe that everyone else is aiming for success except you, when in reality, everyone is just trying to figure it out.
Only by focusing on what’s ahead and taking the necessary small steps will you be able to cross the finish line. Stop comparing yourself to everyone else. Concentrate on what is in front of you right now and go slowly and deliberately.
Happiness is Not a Number
It’s a Feeling!
It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. ~ Charles Spurgeon
There’s a lot of talk about how happiness is a numbers game. We obsessively track the metrics and compare our feelings to those of others. But what if happiness isn’t a number but a feeling? What if happiness is an emotion we can all experience, regardless of our stats? We can all find meaning in life by connecting with our emotional nature. Let’s explore the concept of happiness and how it affects our lives.
What is Happiness?
The first and most important thing to remember when trying to find happiness is that happiness is not a number, it’s a feeling! The key to happiness is to find your happy place—the place where you feel comfortable and at ease. This can be any place you feel good about yourself, like your home or office.
What are the Different Types of Happiness?
There are three main types of happiness: material, mental, and emotional. Material happiness comes from having things we want or need as opposed to needing nothing. For example, if someone is happy with their job, they can be satisfied with their salary and benefits rather than feeling financially struggling. Mental health also comes from feeling content with our current situation, but there are infinite opportunities for growth and improvement. For example, if someone feels unhappy at work, they may try harder to get along with coworkers, but this does not mean they have stopped working toward their career goals; instead, it could be seen as an attempt to gain some temporary relief rather than enjoy their work. Emotional happiness usually refers to feelings of joy or contentment, such as receiving compliments or being accepted by others without coercion or judgment. Social happiness refers to activities that make us feel close to others either through friendliness or participation in activities we enjoy together.
How to Get Happy.
Finding your true purpose is the key to happiness. This can be as simple as finding a hobby or passion you love, or as complex as trying to find your place in the world. If you don’t know your true purpose, it will be difficult for you to find joy in life.
Be Kind to Yourself.
Twiddling your thumbs won’t make you happy. In fact, studies have consistently shown that people who are kind and loving toward themselves tend to be more satisfied than those who aren’t. So, if being kind and loving to yourself is one of your true purposes, make sure you do it!
Take Time for Yourself.
In order to be happy, it’s important to take time for yourself every day. This may mean taking a break from work or school, spending time with friends or family, or simply relaxing by yourself. When you take time for yourself, you can experience an increased sense of well-being and satisfaction with life.
Find Enjoyment in Everyday Activities
If you want to experience happiness on a daily basis, there are some activities that are especially conducive to feeling good inside and outside of the body (working on your own creative projects, reading books, listening to music, spending time outdoors or in nature, etc.). Just remember: enjoying everyday activities doesn’t have to cost a lot of money!
Layers of Happiness
Happiness is a feeling that we experience when we are doing things that make us feel good. General happiness refers to the general mood or feeling you get when you’re doing things that make you happy. Positive happiness refers to the positive emotions you experience when you are doing things that make you feel good. Emotional happiness refers to the emotional state you feel when you are doing things that make you happy.
Positive happiness is the most common type of happiness, and it can be found in all cultures and all walks of life. It’s a state of mind where we feel content and satisfied with our lives, regardless of what we’re doing. Positive happiness comes from taking action and enjoying life to the fullest, instead of letting life take control and consuming too much negativity.
Emotional happiness is determined by how our minds feel about our experiences and how we interact with others around us. When we have positive emotions, we feel happy because we appreciate ourselves and what we have in life. When we have negative feelings, we feel unhappy because they impact our well-being in some way (e.g., stress).
In a Nutshell,
The three layers of happiness are: general, positive, and emotional. These three layers of happiness can be found in different areas of life, such as work, family, and relationships. By finding your true purpose and living a kind-hearted lifestyle, you can achieve happiness in any area of your life. Taking time for yourself each day can also help you feel happier. These three layers of happiness are important to consider when looking to find contentment in life. It’s a feeling. Not a number.
Cryptocurrency Exchange: What You Need to Know Before Buying and Trading!
Cryptocurrency exchanges are a hot topic of interest these days. They’re an interesting way to get in on the action, but you need to know what you’re getting into if you want to be successful.
Learn the fundamentals of cryptocurrency exchange purchases and trading through this guide.
What is Cryptocurrency?
A digital currency, or any kind of money that exists digitally or virtually, and uses cryptography to safeguard transactions is known as cryptocurrency.
Cryptocurrencies use a decentralized system to track transactions and create new units rather than a central issuing or regulating authority.
By utilizing encryption technology, cryptocurrencies can act as both a medium of exchange and a virtual accounting system.
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can be used to purchase goods and services online or in physical stores.
You need a cryptocurrency wallet such as Coinbase, Metamask or TrustWallet in order to use cryptocurrencies.
What is Ethereum?
Ethereum is a decentralized platform that runs smart contracts: applications that run exactly as programmed without any possibility of fraud or third-party interference. Ethereum allows developers to create decentralized applications (dapps) that can be built on top of it, which means those applications could have much greater functionality and potential than traditional web-based apps.
Ethereum has been criticized for its high price tag and slow speed, but many believe it has the potential to revolutionize the way we interact with the internet.
What is Litecoin?
Litecoin is a cryptocurrency that was created in 2011. It uses a different hashing algorithm than Bitcoin, but it does have some similarities; such as having two hundred million total coins available at any given time and being able to be traded on various exchanges like Coinmama and Kraken.
Litecoin was adapted from Bitcoin’s open-source code but with several modifications. Like Bitcoin, Litecoin is based on an open-source global payment network that is not controlled by any central authority. Many believe Litecoin may have the potential to become more popular soon because its market cap dwarfs most of its competitors.
What is Ripple?
Ripple is a payment system and medium of exchange that was created in 2012. It allows for instant, low-cost payments to be made between two parties without the need for a bank or other third party. Ripple also uses blockchain technology, which provides added security and privacy compared to traditional financial institutions. Because it’s not based on Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency, there’s potential for ripple to become more popular in the future as it gains more adopters.
How to Buy Cryptocurrency.
The first step in buying cryptocurrency is to find an exchange that offers bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Exchanges offer a variety of platforms where you can buy, sell, and trade cryptocurrencies. To buy cryptocurrency on an exchange, you will need to provide some information, such as your account number and verification code.
Buy Cryptocurrencies with Cash
Another option for buying cryptocurrency is to purchase it directly from the vendors who sell it on the market. This approach is often faster and easier than going through an exchange. However, be cautious about dealing with unknown individuals or groups who may have malicious intent toward your investment.
Buy Cryptocurrencies with a Credit Card
A third option for buying cryptocurrency is to use a credit card to borrow money from a bank or trust company and then buy the cryptocurrency using that money. This approach has the advantage of being able to avoid any potential fees associated with exchanging or purchasing Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies on an online platform.
Buy Cryptocurrencies with a Bank Account
Finally, another option for buying cryptocurrency is through a bank account; this will allow you to access your funds more easily and avoid the risk involved in exchanging currencies outside of your country’s legal system.
To buy and sell cryptocurrencies, you first need to find a cryptocurrency exchange. Exchanges are websites that connect buyers and sellers of different cryptocurrencies such as Kraken and Coinmama.
How to Trade Cryptocurrencies
Exchanges vary in terms of their features and customer service, but they all have one common goal: to make it easy for people to trade cryptocurrency.
Trade Cryptocurrencies on an Exchange.
When trading cryptocurrencies on an exchange, you’ll need to generate an account and set up your trading preferences.
After creating your account, you can select which cryptos you want to trade: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, or Ripple. You can also choose how often you want to trade: daily, weekly, or monthly.
Finally, you can specify the amount of money you want to wager on each trade.
If everything looks good in your broker’s application (you’ve entered all the necessary information), the exchange will start trading your cryptocurrencies! The process will take a few minutes, and once it’s finished, you’ll see a result in your brokerage account!
Trade Cryptocurrencies with a Broker
A broker is someone who helps traders buy and sell cryptocurrencies on exchanges and also provides other services like market analysis, financial planning, and custody services for investors’ digital assets. Brokers can also act as middlemen and help traders buy and sell cryptocurrencies through a commission-free process.
Trade Cryptocurrencies with a Trading Simulator
You can also use a trading simulator to learn how to trade cryptos. This program allows you to create an account, enter your desired trades and watch the market go by. You can also use the simulator to practice buying and selling cryptocurrencies on different exchanges.
In a nutshell,
A cryptocurrency is a digital asset created and traded on decentralized exchanges. It is based on the Bitcoin network and was first introduced in 2009. Cryptocurrencies can be deflationary, meaning that they may lose value as time goes on. To trade them, you need to purchase them and then hold onto them until you want to sell them. You can also use them to purchase goods and services online or in physical stores.