Some people confuse being alone with being lonely. But, being alone is different from being lonely.

In fact, everyone sometimes wants to spend time alone. Although many people can’t feel fulfilled without frequent socializing, those that want to be alone may experience as much fulfillment in the comfort of their home, as well as in the comfort of their own emotions, thoughts, and feelings.

6 Personality Traits of People That Enjoy Spending Time Alone: 

They are aware of the importance of every moment

The thing about those who enjoy spending time alone is that they comprehend the value of time, given how short a time they get for themselves because of work as well as many other pressures. They are aware of the importance of every moment. That’s why they do something productive every moment they find out of their busy schedules.

They demonstrate great self-awareness

They choose to embrace their genuine emotions, feelings, and thoughts to understand truths about themselves and the world they live in. This means that they know themselves better than others know them.

They are level-headed

These people understand their own emotions and thoughts. Additionally, they also know their weaknesses and strengths, and what makes them upset or happy. Furthermore, this level of understanding comes naturally to them because they find themselves alone with their own emotions and thoughts.

These people have a firm control over their impulses since they have spent enough time understanding them. So, when they are faced with a difficult situation, they can often keep their calm as well as live through it.

They are open-minded

Contrary to the popular belief, people that enjoy spending time alone are not stubborn or close-minded. They often explore new paths and try new things. In addition, they also do not allow doing these things to keep them from experiencing quality alone time. They often do a lot of discovering without leaving their house.

They set and keep boundaries

People that enjoy being alone are clear about what to expect and what they want. It might appear off-putting at first. However, telling people when they’re going too far or getting too close are both beneficial and enviable qualities.

They are loyal

They are loyal and have enough time to devote to the genuine friendship they want to maintain. As they try to avoid unnecessary associations and have set boundaries, those they let into their lives actually mean a lot to them.

Source: irelease.org


Living long enough to see your children and grandchildren grow is priceless.  Unfortunately, not many people are lucky enough for this to happen.

Living Longer With…Wine?

Although medicine has significantly progressed over time and has done great jumps in keeping us healthy, this is not the only thing keeping us going.

So, what`s the secret? A study named 90+ Study started in 2003 with the goal of analyzing the oldest-old which is turning into the fastest growing age group worldwide.  The participants in this study were initially part of another study named The Leisure World Cohort Study (LWCS) which started in 1981.

Utilizing the information from these participants, the team of researchers working on the 90+ Study were able to ask, ‘What allows people to live to age 90 and beyond?’

The goals of the study were to:

  • Determine factors associated with longevity
  • Determining modifiable risk factors for mortality and dementia
  • Examine rates of cognitive and functional decline in the oldest-old
  • Examine the epidemiology of dementia in the oldest-old
  • Examine clinical pathological correlations in the oldest-old


The participants in the study are visited two times annually for neurophysiological and neurological tests.

By The Glass Or By The Bottle?

Drinking wine can help, but this doesn’t mean that you should drink a whole bottle with dinner.  Moderation is the key! According to Mayo Clinic, for healthy adults older than 65, moderation is one drink.  For those under 65, it is two drinks. A standard drink is 12 fluid ounces of beer, 5 fluid ounces of wine, or 1.5 fluid ounces of distilled spirits.

It was shown that moderate alcohol consumption provides the following benefits:


  • Lower chances of ischemic stroke
  • Possible reduction of your risk of diabetes
  • Reduced risk of developing or dying from heart disease


A study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine looked at how physical activity can counteract the negative effects of drinking. Senior author of the study, Dr. Emmanuel Stamatakis studied data gathered from heath surveys from England and Scotland and then divided their 36, 370 participants in three groups.

The groups were divided into those weren’t very active, those with moderate amount of exercise, and those who exercised on a regular basis. Then, the team of researchers looked at how much alcohol the people in each group consumed, respectively.

Calculating 5,735 total deaths over a follow-up period of 10 years per person, the researchers found that compared with lifelong abstinence from alcohol, hazardous drinking was associated with an increased risk of death from all causes. They also noted that the more drinks had weekly, the greater the risk of death from cancer.

When they compared the weekly recommended amount of exercise for adults, they discovered that it “appeared to wipe off completely” the risk of cancer deaths due to alcohol.

Sources:

mayoclinic.org
mind.uci.edu


Lemons and limes are both members of the citrus fruit family, but there are many differences between them. First of all, lemons are yellow and much larger than limes, which are green in color.

Moreover, they differ in size, as lemons are oval, and limes are round. Lemons have a sour taste, while limes can be bitter and sweet.

On the other hand, despite the differences in size, color, shape, and taste, they share multiple characteristics, as they are both full of nutrients, such as limonoids, that prevent cancer, flavonoids, antioxidants, folate, potassium, and vitamins C and A.

Yet, lemons are richer in vitamin C, folate, and potassium, and limes are higher in vitamin A.

Lemons and limes detoxify the body and are alkalizing in nature, and both offer the following health benefits:


  • Help digestion, and relieve stomach bloating and belching
  • Cleanse the body of toxins
  • Both alkalize the body and treat various inflammatory conditions like gout, sciatica, arthritis, and rheumatism
  • Relieve asthma
  • Have powerful anti-viral properties that treat colds and infections
  • A glass of water with some lemon or lime juice treats constipation and heartburn
  • Increase energy levels
  • Improve skin health
  • Help sleep
  • Soothe pain due to gum swellings and infections
  • Treat and prevent cancer
  • They are low in calories and high in fiber
  • Soothe a sore throat
  • Boost the immune system


Both lemons and limes, are incredibly nutritious and beneficial, so you can consume them on a daily basis to support overall health.

However, note that the highest concentration of limonene is found in the spongy inner parts of these fruits. Therefore, juice the entire fruit, unpeeled, to get the most benefits. Cut the lemons or limes and put the slices into your juices or water, and reap their countless medicinal properties.

Moreover, when purchasing these citrus fruits, choose the ones with the greater number of lines radiating from the stem end, as this indicates a higher content of minerals.

SOURCE : healthyfoodexperience


When 13-year-old Cameron Simmons made a 911 call to the Sumter Police Department, Officer Gaetano Acerra was the one who was dispatched to his home address. When Officer Acerra arrived, the boy was sitting on the front porch in tears because he wanted to run away from home. But when he stepped inside the house, he never expected to find this…

13-year-old Cameron Simmons said that his mother had yelled at him for playing his older brother’s video games. At first the officer was taken back, but rather than leave he decided to join the boy inside his home. The young boy led the officer to his bedroom.

All it took was one look around the boy’s room to see it…Cameron’s room was completely empty with his belongings stored in trash bags. He didn’t even have a bed to sleep on. Officer Acerra then learned that Cameron’s mother was struggling financially after moving the family from Texas to South Carolina to care for a sick relative.

Officer Acerra knew he had to do something for the boy and his family. He decided to put together a surprise for the young boy by getting him an entirely knew bedroom set and gathering other toys/items for the other children. With the help of his brother, Acerra loaded up and dropped off a brand new desk, chair, television, bed and Wii game system for Cameron. He also gave Cameron’s brother a full bedroom and an air hockey table for them to play together.

Cameron was shocked to tears. His grateful mother was in complete disbelief. Please SHARE this story of friendship with your friends on Facebook.


Who are Narcissists?

The term “narcissist” come from the Greek myth of a young man called Narcissus who fell in love with himself. In the same notion narcissistic people are those who suffer from a mental disorder that causes people to have a distorted view of themselves usually overblown to make them seem perfect. Narcissists by nature are extremely egotistic and arrogant individuals who lack empathy.

You might be thinking that the above personality traits can be spotted in a person easily. With Narcissists it is extremely difficult to spot their selfish traits thanks to their special talent of manipulating people. A long term relationship with a narcissist can be extremely toxic and the below facts will help you spot a narcissist in advance.

01. They wouldn’t reveal their true selves

A narcissists skills at manipulative behaviour is unbeatable and it is quite possibly the best weapon in their arsenal used to gain control over their partners. When you first meet a narcissist, they would make you believe that they are truly darling, kind hearted people. It would take quite a while to realise their true identity and mostly by the time it would be too late to turn back. Spotting them earlier, the better.

02. They don’t incorporate security into relationships

The first thing they would do in a relationship is securing their place and gain the upper hand. Then they never let their partners feel safe and secured in the relationship. They always make you feel insecure and keep you on the toes. Narcissists will use the insecurity you feel in the relationship to control you and get things done in their way.

03. They won’t accept mistakes

A narcissist would never allow you to see them as the wrong guy because in their mind they are flawless. It does not matter what the situation is, you will always be the bad guy. A narcissist will constantly make you feel guilty about yourself and make you doubt about your own qualities.

04. They would never stop trying to one up you

Narcissists believe they are above everyone else. Even though you might want both to be equals in a relationship, they do not believe anyone is in the same level as them. One day if you come home to tell your narcissist partner about one of your achievements which took you a whole year of hard work, they will belittle your achievement by saying how they achieved something in a much lesser time. They will never let you feel accomplished and will never give value to your achievements.

05. They do not care about your problems

Generally in a healthy relationship, the problems which affect you will also affect your partner. When you are in a relationship with a narcissist, they will not want to hear about your problems unless it has a direct impact on them. Narcissist wouldn’t care how bad your day was or how bad you are feeling. Once you start telling them about your problems, they will shrug off by saying they have bigger issues in hand and what you feel is not a big deal.

06. They do not listen

A narcissist will never listen to what you have to say, they will always try to shut you out in an argument so they can go ahead with their rants. How hard you try to prove them a point or explain yourself, they will never care about your opinion.

It is always what they say is final

07. They will not appreciate what you do for them

Narcissists are takers and nothing you ever do will be appreciated or will be good enough. Even if you give them the whole world, they wouldn’t still be grateful.

08. They will never apologies

Whenever a narcissist screw up in life or does something wrong to somebody, they will never admit it by saying sorry. They think they should not apologies because according to their perspective everything that goes wrong in the world is because of the fault of another. Even if they are at fault very clearly, 9 times out of 10 times they will become defensive by bringing up something you did many years ago.

09. They will never forgive

Narcissists consider any kind of a hurt they experience by their partner as a reason for a revenge or a counter attack. Even if you apologizes to them and try to end the conflict, narcissists see it as a proof of their superiority and may take the opportunity to further punish you for whatever you did wrong. Genuine forgiveness is not a quality you see in a narcissist.

10. They will never love you

They will only love you as long as you are beneficial for them. They will manipulate you to believe that they are madly in love with you. Once they get what they wanted from you and you are no longer beneficial to them, they will leave you. When they leave, they will make you feel guilty for ruining the relationship by finding a reason to put all the blame on you.


No matter how different we are from each other, nothing changes our similar characteristics. As much as we hate it, we’re all humans and we all have a similar pattern of things. Look at our zodiac signs for example!

Our zodiac sign can tell us a lot about who are individually. It gives us insight into the mind of each different person to help better identify the feelings, emotions, and points that we are unable to verbally communicate. It can help us better understand who we are, where we struggle, and where we strive. In this case, relationships! Each zodiac sign has their own set of traits and characteristics that apply to dating. Some of us have trust issues while others have a problem with infidelity. What does your zodiac sign say about why you’re single as a pringle!?

1. Aquarius

Aquarius can be very impulsive. If something better pops up they might be very rapid at jumping on that decision. Thus, it bites them in the ass from time to time to. Just because something might look better doesn’t mean it is. Also, they make impulsive decisions regarding the relationship. This has a heavy effect on the person they’re with.

2. Pisces

Pisces hates confrontation and they can let steam turn into a rolling boil. Because they never talk to other people about their feelings or what’s bothering them, it starts to gain momentum and have a snowball effect. Their lack of confrontation allows them to get ran over all the time, which causes them to sometimes take a leave on dating because they don’t want to risk it.

3. Aries

Aries acts too quickly. They are always rushing into things they’re not ready for or overreacting about something that upsets them. They benefit greatly from just sitting down and discussing feelings. Try to stay in touch with what you’re really feeling as opposed to trying to play the victim and make others feel bad for how things are going for you. Open up and communicate in an adult manner to get the best feedback from people who care about you.

4. Taurus

Taurus seems to be stuck inside the box, as opposed to thinking outside of it. They are afraid to come out of their comfort zones because they are practical, know what they want, and tend to have their ducks in a row. Perhaps a bit self indulgent, Taurus might be looking for a twin instead of a soulmate.

5. Gemini

Gemini has a hard time making up their minds. They tend to go back and forth on what they want in a relationship and who they want to be themselves. This causes them to change their mind a lot. Other people might even complain that they only venture on things and people that are easy for them.

6. Cancer

Cancer has always gotten stuck on the wrong person. They are too easily swooned by a charismatic knight in shining armor, or perhaps the princess herself. Because they are so dead set on making things work with the wrong person, they end up alone. Sometimes you just have to learn to let it go, Cancer!

7. Leo

Leo is well aware of who they are and what they deserve. They basically have a checklist outline when it comes to picking someone they’re interested in. Because Leo is so picky, it is hard to find someone they can stay comfortable and content with. As soon as they’re in one relationship they automatically think they’re better off somewhere else – until they’re there.

8. Virgo

Virgo can be a little picky as well. They are huge perfectionists and are turned off by the smallest flaw a person can have. They tend to end up alone because they can’t find anyone good enough. It’s not that they’re perfect, they just refuse to settle for less than what they deserve.

9. Libra

Libra ends up by themselves because they’re such darn worry warts. They’re always worried about being cheated on, unworthiness, or flat-out worrying about some kind of unfathomable scenario of betrayal. They tend to be very stubborn as well, which doesn’t mix well with trust issues and forgiving someone when they mess up, which happens a lot in relationships.

10. Scorpio

Scorpio tends to have issues seeing things from other people’s point of view. Instead, they are much more focused on the way life is from their eyes and boots, and if it’s not a daisy delight, count them out. Scorpio has a problem with admitting his faults as well, which causes problems in relationships. You have to be able to admit you’re wrong because it’ll be necessary eventually.

11. Sagittarius

Sagittarius can be a bit of a know it all, which makes things more complicated on the relationship side of things. They can be a bit harsh when it comes to opinions, and not just theirs either. They don’t tend to react well when hearing about what other people think.

12. Capricorn

Capricorn always has to have the upper hand. They’re natural born leaders and fighters which makes them always want to take charge. They have issues with letting other people lead the way for once and can even find themselves amidst a mad power trip from time to time. Capricorns feel strongly about anything they are doing and they always want to do it the right way. But, we’re all human and we never make 100% progress.

This article was republished from awarenessact.com You can find the original post here.


Now you have identified your worries about not being in control, however, you sould not get worried. you are now in the position to take the power out of your negativity.

Take a Salt Water Bath

you can get away from the negative energy. your worries , problems and all the other harmful effects which brings misery  to your life can be treated from a salt water bath . The salt water therapy is  powerful remedy .It will help to cleanse your negative energy , as well as helping to eliminate toxins from your body.Taking salt water bath will remove negative energy from you and you will feel fresh and clean.

Start Meditating

We can clear  negative energy through   meditations  . it  will release your negative energy that you may feel upon your body, mind, and soul. You can do this in a dedicated time and to focus on your feelings.Most people set up a place where they can meditate freely to remove the negative thoughts .

A simple mantra or prayer

“Please do not  permit for any soul to enter my body, mind, spirit and energy .  I request to protect my positive energy and I command that these negative energies and people to leave my soul peacefully”.

We can use a mantra or a prayer to repeat this several times, also must say it out loud. You also have to make sure  it is something simple and you can remember with ease. It’s more effective if you walk around in your space freely while you’re doing this.

Setting a Positive Intention.

Train your self for a strong mind. In the initial stage you will find it difficult to  ignoring or trying to get rid of the  negative thinking. when you are working towards your positive intentions  to yourself, others, and the universe that you are serious about your dreams and goals. A strong and energized intention  will make it easier for you to ease things in your life.

Watch the things you say and do.

Do not listen what people say and do, You have to be on alert what is happening around you and then you can voice out  the things. Pay attention  how these things may affect other people. Have some patience and focus on good so that you can receive the same.

Work to counter your stress.

You might feel tired and over stress , When stress doesn’t go away, you can talk to a doctor or mental health professional about it. They can give you the right strategies to reduce your stress .you can focus on something you like because everyone needs a time to be relaxed and enjoy the life.


Minimalism is actually a tool that can help you find freedom, such as freedom from depression, freedom from guilt, freedom from overwhelm, freedom from worry, freedom from fear, and more. In short, it can help you find real freedom.

Today’s problem appears to be the meaning you assign to your stuff: you often give too much meaning to your possessions, forsaking your personal growth, your passions, your relationships, your health, and your desire to contribute beyond yourself.

So, it is easy to understand that material possessions are not as worth as you typically perceive them to be.

Consider these 7 steps to discard what is only taking up space and keep what you need most:

* Start by organizing your possessions into categories like books, electronics, makeup, jewelry, bags, footwear, and clothes.

* Next, see which categories possess the most things.

* Then, discard unnecessary items from the categories, which have too many items.

* Afterwards, discard any remaining things that you do not need from the other categories.

* Identify whether or not you’ll use or need what’s left—and discard the things you think you will be better off without.

* You should put anything you intend to keep in its place.

* Sell, donate, or give away the items you want to discard.

In order to head in the right direction, you should focus on the following points:

Conscious shopping

You should identify whether you will use or really need a thing before buying it. In case you buy fewer items that you merely want and keep buying the same amount of items that you really need, your life will be filled with only necessary items—and plenty of extra space to breathe and think.

Living more effectively and efficiently

In case you embrace the 1st step, it will take you less time to find almost anything that you need. Moreover, you will also have more time for leisure. Plus, you will be less stressed and frustrated as you will not feel like you are losing or wasting time on looking for an item.

Living economically

In case you embrace the 1st step, you will also live more economically, which means that you will save money. In other words, you will have more money for genuinely essential things, such as retirement, leisure, or travel.

 Easier house cleaning

When cleaning your house, you will not have to clean too many things. This means that it will not take you as long to clean. Furthermore, cleaning will be less of a hassle as you will not have to move as many items.

Minimizing storage

It is great how much space you save by simply keeping and buying what you need instead of what you want. Additionally, you will not also trip over your possessions at home.

Improved happiness

You will feel happier as you are surrounded by fewer things that you do not need as well as by more things that you actually need.

 Improved sense of freedom

You will experience an improved sense of freedom and lightness once you unclutter your mind and life. Also, you will focus more on your happiness rather than material possessions.

Source: positivethingsonly.com


We all are going through a heartbreak even once in the life time. When things go wrong we never feel like living this life to the fullest. It is natural that most of us are being stressed or depressed over something which will never be same again. Things and people always change; so does life…

There are different circumstances where we all feel like giving up, but remember either good or bad, things happen for a reason. God always have a plan for you!

These are some possible ways to survive from a heartbreak.

01. Hang out with your friends more often!

When something really bad happens to us, the first thing we do is talking to our friends or closer ones. This is a really good therapy that can make yourself understand where did you go wrong. When you hang out more often with your friends, you feel less lonely.

Even though you are outside surrounded by people, it is true that sometimes you sense solitude. Trust me, it will be solved when you be with someone or people whom you are comfortable to talk to, so going out with your closer friends will make a difference in this situation, but remember not to talk about the problems which caused breaking your heart as inner wounds will not healed when you continuously recall depressing memories.

02. Travel! Meet strangers!

This is something hard to do when you are down, but if you can do it, you will feel like you are not the only one who is with a broken heart in this world. Meet strangers! Talk to them! Live a little! No matter where you are, try to feel the warmth, coldness and beauty of the nature. It cures your body and soul. Life is too short to wait until your heart repairs itself. See the world which you have missed out. You will feel the difference. You will gradually repair your broken heart.

03. Do what you love!

May be after the heartbreak, you gave up the most important things in life as it drained out lots of energy from you. So that it makes us forget who we are, what we like and what we should do; instead it gives a dull feeling about your future. At this exact moment, start doing what you always wanted to do, because you are the only person who can cure yourself. Listen to yourself and open different paths to your future.

04. Do not ever sit and wait!

Sometimes we think, when we think about the problem, we can find a better solution. NO!!! what is gone, is gone. Do not turn back and feel the darkness. It is scary and terrifying. Do not wait until someone comes and tells you what to do. Think of a solutions while continuing a new path in your life, either right or wrong, do it today. Anyone can sit and wait until heart fixes itself, but actual strong person can make it through.

05. Write about it!

This seems to be different advice, but trust me it works. Grow through what you go through! When you continue writing about your feelings, you feel more relaxed. You gradually start loving yourself, taking care of yourself and comforting yourself. That is what we all need; to feel fresh and alive again. Some people think it is not a good idea to express own feelings but once you talk to yourself, you understand where to direct yourself. It leads you to LOVE YOURSELF MORE!


Virsaviya is a cheerful seven-year old girl who likes to dance, run and drawing and ponies. The below video shows that this brave girl was born with an extraordinary condition where her heart is outside her rib cage just under a layer of skin.

Virsaviya suffers a very rare medical condition called Pantalogy of Cantrell. This is a condition that occurs in less than 1 in a million births. Pentalogy of Cantrell is fatal without surgical intervention. However, in some cases, the defects are so severe that the individual dies regardless of the medical or surgical interventions received.

It is visible to see this little girl’s heart beating underneath her rib cage with only a thin layer of skin to protect it.

Even though this little girl extremely fragile and more prone to danger, she live her life fully than most people we see.

In her interview with BBC, she said: “This is my heart. I’m the only one that has this. I walk around, I jump, I fly, I run, I’m not supposed to run but I love running.”

Virsaviya was born in Russia and doctors warned her mum to prepare for the worst. She then moved to America with the hope of saving her beautiful little girl. She is now expected to receive several very complicated operations. (h/t)


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