Monthly Archives: February 2008

WISDOM

”Pearls of Wisdom”

We are born with 2 eyes in front because
we must not always look behind,
but see what lies ahead beyond ourselves……

We are born with 2 ears– one left, one right,
so we can hear both sides, collect both
the compliments and criticisms,
to see which are right…….

We are born with a brain concealed in a skull
that no matter how poor we are, we are still rich,
for no one can steal what our brain contains……….

We are born with 2 eyes, 2 ears, but 1 mouth,
for the mouth is a sharp weapon. It can hurt,
flirt, & even kill……….

Remember our motto is to:
Talk less, & listen & see more……..

We are born with only one heart, deep in our ribs.
It reminds us to appreciate & give love from deep within…….

To handle yourself, use your head;
And To handle others, use your heart……….

PERTUSSIS

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES

Motivational and inspirational quotes

1) Truth of life –
We make them cry who care for us, We cry for them who never
care for us, And we care for them who will never cry for us…

2) Always make your absence –
Always make ur absence felt in such a way, That somebody misses U,
But let not ur absence be so long, That somebody starts learning
to live without U…..

3) Trust me that is true –
People die younger Because god loves them so much, You’re still
on earth Because there’s someone ,Who loves you more than god,
Trust me, that is true…..

4) When someone loves you –
When some one loves you, You don’t realize it When you realize it,
its too late. You always love the one who leaves you and leave
the one who loves you….

5) So much love for you –
If U r in love, accept it, respect it & enjoy it. But if you are not,
then don’t worry because someone, somewhere must be wrapping up
so much love for you……

6) Happiness is a perfume –
Happiness is a perfume, you cannot spread on others without getting
a few drops on yourself. So always be happy to make others happy…..

7) Never break anyone’s heart –
Never break anyone’s heart. While breaking other’s heart, think
first what will happen, when someone will break your heart……

8) Never take someone for granted
Never take some one for granted. Hold every person close to your
heart because you might wake up one day and realize that you have
lost a diamond while you were too busy collecting stones…….

9) One day more to hope –
Every SUNSET gives us one day less to live,
But every SUNRISE gives us one day more to hope……..

10) Choose to live a life that matters. This happens by choice –
not by chance. Look at where you are today,
Is it by choice or by chance????

“We make a living by what we get, & we make a life by what we give”

HOW TO MAKE DECISIONS

How to make Decisions

A group of children were playing near two railway tracks,
one still in use while the other disused. Only one child played
on the disused track, & the rest on the used track.

The train is coming, & you are just beside the track interchange.
You can make the train change its course to the disused track
& save most of the kids. However, that would also mean the one
Child playing by the disused track would be sacrificed.

Let’s take a pause to think what kind of decision we could make……
Most people might choose to divert the course of the train, &
sacrifice only one child. I guess. Exactly, I thought the same way
initially, because to save most of the children at the expense of
only one child was rational decision most people would make, morally
& emotionally.

But, have you ever thought that the child choosing to play on the
disused track had in fact made the right decision to play at a safe
place? Nevertheless, he had to be sacrificed because of his ignorant
friends who chose to play where the danger was.

This kind of dilemma happens around us everyday. In the office,
community, in politics and especially in a democratic society, the
minority is often been sacrificed for the interest of the majority,
no matter how foolish or ignorant the majority are, and how far
sighted and knowledgeable the minority are. The child who chooses
not to play with the rest on the operational track was sacrificed; no
& no one would shed a tear for him.

The course of the train should not be changed because we believed
that the kids playing on the operational track should have known
very well that track was still in use, & that they should have run
away if they heard the train’s sirens.

If the train was diverted, that lone child would definitely die
because he never thought the train could come over to that track!.
That track was not in use probably because it was not safe. If the
train was diverted to the track, it could put the lives of all
passengers on board at stake! And in your attempt to save a few
kids by sacrificing one child, U might end up sacrificing hundreds
of people to save these few kids.

We are all aware of that, ”life is full of tough decisions that
need to be made; we may not realize that hasty decisions may not
be always the right one.

“Remember that what’s right isn’t always popular………….
& what’s popular isn’t always right………….”

Everybody makes mistakes……………
That’s why there is always eraser on the pencil…………..

TV WATCHING

REDUCING TV WATCHING

Socrates believed that knowledge and morality were one. In other words immoral behavior is due to a lack of knowledge or understanding. If you’re aware of all the facts of a matter — the real facts, not the assumed ones — you could expect to behave morally and rationally. To Socrates immoral behavior was caused by ignorance.

 

You can get a lot of mileage out of Socrates’ idea, whether you fully agree with it or not. Sometimes if you simply assemble all the facts in one place, that’s enough to give you clarity.

 

Bert at Open Loops made a post about reducing TV watching. If you feel that TV viewing might be hurting you, a good place to start is to get the facts. Find out exactly how much TV you’re watching and what you’re getting in return for that investment. When you see a whole month’s worth of your investment in one place, it’s easier to decide if your investment is a sound one.

 

Take a TV Fast

Go without watching TV for 30 days, and use this time to gather data on your viewing habits.

If you have a digital video recorder like TiVo, use your DVR to record all the shows you would have normally watched — not just the shows you intend to watch in advance, but your best guess as to all the shows you would have actually watched if you weren’t on the fast. If this project would max out your DVR’s hard drive, then you really ought to leave your cave on occasion.

 

At the end of the 30 days, review your recorded listings and see what you learn. Add up all the time you would have spent watching each TV show. Get clear on what value you could have expected from those shows and what else you might have done with your time. Most likely, you’ll realize that some shows aren’t worth your time. Their entertainment or educational value is too low for how much time they take to watch. Once you see this information in front of you, consciously decide what you’ll continue to watch and why.

In her book Brain Building in Just 12 Weeks, Marilyn Vos Savant (the woman who holds the Guinness record for the highest IQ) suggests that TV reduces your capacity for rational thought. One reason is that TV oversimplifies reality. You’re presented with subjects in a matter of minutes where everything is nicely wrapped up at the end. Reality is reduced to labels like good or bad, funny or serious, smart or dumb.This harms clear thinking by conditioning you to expect that most problems have a simple, clear solution (and if not, then it will be an overly dramatic solution). But real people and events defy labels. Real life weaves a much richer tapestry than TV, and too much TV viewing can make it hard to see and appreciate that tapestry for what it is. TV skews your map of reality.

 

As you go through the fasting period, think about alternate ways to invest your TV time. If you weren’t watching TV, what else could you do? Be creative. What could you do for your health, relationships, family, work, education, etc?

 

Question why you watch all the TV you do. Is it simply a habit? Do you watch TV by default because you haven’t consciously allocated that time to anything else? If TV is your default filler behavior when you have nothing else to do, switch to a different default behavior like reading or talking to actual human beings or hobbies like music or drawing.

 

If you watch TV when you’re too tired to do anything else, then go to sleep or simply lie down. If you need to rest, then rest.

 

What would happen if you increased your TV viewing? If you’re getting such a good value out of it, then why not do even more of it?

 

EAR INFECTION

Ear Infection

Human ear is divided into three sections – outer ear, middle ear and the inner ear. Ear infection is often the reason to visit a ear specialist. There are two main types of ear infection – otitis media and otitis externa. Otitis media is the infection of the middle ear, found mainly among infants and children. Otitis externa also known as swimmer’s ear is the infection of the external ear. Ear infection is more commonly seen in boys and in winter season. Ear infection is not contagious.


Symptoms for otitis media

Following are the symptoms for otitis media
• Pain and itch in the infected ear
• Fever and falling sick
• Hearing problem in the infected ear
• Dizziness in some cases
• Fluid discharge from the infected ear
• Vomiting.

Symptoms for otitis externa

Following are the symptoms of otitis externa
• Itch in the infected ear
• Discharge from the infected ear
• Pain getting more severe by movement of the ear lobe or the jaw
• Temporary reduction in hearing
• Slight fever
• Inflammation in the ear.


Causes for otitis media

The main cause of otitis media is blockage of the Eustachian tube due to cold, allergy or some foreign particles in the ear. This causes fluid to build up in the middle ear. This fluid can cause swelling of the ear drum if infected by the virus. If adenoid glands interfere with the Eustachian tube it will cause otitis media. Weak immune system will not cure the infection.

Causes for otitis externa

Otitis externa is caused by the bacteria or fungi. Moist and wet conditions are favorable for the growth of these bacteria or fungi. Frequent swimming or exposure to water increases the chances of infection. Skin allergies can also cause otitis externa.

Other causes of ear infection

Besides all these some other factors like nutritional deficiency, allergy and other infections may also cause ear infection.

Remedies for infected ear

Put few drops of garlic juice into the infected ear. Use blow dryer from about 12 to 15 inches from your head, this will remove any water trapped in the Eustachian tube. Put some olive oil on the warm spoon; put 2 to 3 drops of this in each ear. Put few drops of lobelia extract into the infected ear and rub it gently. Wash your ear using colloidal silver, it is a natural antibiotic. Slightly warm one teaspoon of juice of the mango leaf and put it into the infected ear drop by drop.


Take Vitamin C and increase zinc intake

Take vitamin C to boost your immune system, it will help you to combat infection. Increase Zinc intake, it reduces ear infection. Eat a healthy diet with lots of calcium in it. Avoid processed foods and hydrogenated oils. Stress on breast feeding for infection in infants.


Other suggestions for ear infection

Avoid going in front of any one smoking because cigarette smoke can block Eustachian tubes. Avoid accompanying people suffering from cold. Wash your hands regularly. Avoid touching nose and eyes

 

TURN YOUR BRAIN INTO POWERFUL THINKING MACHINE

10 AMAZINGLY SIMPLE TRICKS TO TURN YOUR BRAIN INTO A POWERFUL THINKING MACHINE

There are two basic principles to keep your brain healthy and sharp as you age: variety and curiosity. When anything you do becomes second nature, you need to make a change. If you can do the crossword puzzle in your sleep, it’s time for you to move on to a new challenge in order to get the best workout for your brain. Curiosity about the world around you, how it works and how you can understand it will keep your brain working fast and efficiently. Use the ideas below to help attain your quest for mental fitness.

 

1. Read a Book

Pick a book on an entirely new subject. Read a novel set in Egypt. Learn about economics. There are many excellent popular non-fiction books that do a great job entertaining you while teaching about a subject. Become an expert in something new each week. Branch out from familiar reading topics. If you usually read history books, try a contemporary novel. Read foreign authors, the classics and random books. Not only will your brain get a workout by imagining different time periods, cultures and peoples, you will also have interesting stories to tell about your reading, what it makes you think of and the connections you draw between modem life and the words.

 

2. Play Games

Games are a wonderful way to tease and challenge your brain. Suduko, crosswords and electronic games can all improve your brain’s speed and memory. These games rely on logic, word skills, math and more. These games are also fun. You’ll get benefit more by doing these games a little bit every day-spend 15 minutes or so, not hours.

 

3. Use Your Opposite Hand

Spend the day doing things with your non-dominant hand. If you are left-handed, open doors with your right hand. If you are right-handed, try using your keys with your left. This simple task will cause your brain to lay down some new pathways and rethink daily tasks. Wear your watch on the opposite hand to remind you to switch.

 

4. Learn Phone Numbers

Our modem phones remember every number that calls them. No one memorizes phone numbers anymore, but it is a great memory Skill. Learn a new phone number everyday.

 

5. Eat for Your Brain

Your brain needs you to eat healthy fats. Focus on fish oils from wild salmon, nuts such as walnuts, seeds such as flax seed and olive oil. Eat more of these foods and less saturated fats. Eliminate transfats completely from your diet.

 

6. Break the Routine

We love our routines. We have hobbies and pastimes that we could do for hours on end. But the more something is second nature, the less our brains have to work to do it. To really help your brain stay young, challenge it. Change routes to the grocery store, use your opposite hand to open doors and eat dessert first. All this will force your brain to wake up from habits and pay attention again.

7. Go a Different way

Drive or walk a different way to wherever you go. This little change in routine helps the brain practice special memory and directions. Try different side streets go through stores in a different order anything to change your route.

8. Learn a New Skill

Learning a new skill works multiple areas of the brain. Your memory comes into play, you learn new movements and you associate things differently. Reading Shakespeare, learning to cook and building an airplane out of tooth picks all will challenge your brain and give you something to think about.

 

9. Make Lists

Lists are wonderful. Making lists helps us to associate items with one another. Make a list of all the places you have traveled. Make a list of the tastiest foods you have eaten. Make a list of the best presents you have been given. Make one list every day to jog your memory and make new connections. But don’t become too reliant on them. Make your grocery list, but then try to shop without it. Use the list once you have put every item you can think of in your cart. Do the same with your “to do” lists.

 

10. Choose a new skill

Find something that captivates you that you can do easily in your home and doesn’t cost too much. Photography with a digital camera, learning to draw, learning a musical instrument learning new cooking styles, or writing are all great choices.