Feeling Intimidated?

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JOSHUA 1:9 AMP
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not be terrified or dismayed (intimidated), for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Fear is a powerful emotion.
Fear drives us to do somethings, fear paralyzes us not to do anything.
Sometimes, fear can be good,when it keeps us safe from potentially hazardous environment, in the sense of fear of fire, deep waters.
Fear is a feeling that comes upon some of us as a gripping feeling in the heart. Sometimes, it feels like someone or something is gripping your heart so tightly that you cannot breathe.
What are you fearful of today? What’s intimidating you? Is it the economic situation? violence in the world, job insecurity, health issues?  To be honest, I’m a person with a lot of fear.  When I am well, any slight physical symptom will send chills down my spine, thinking whether it’s a relapse. When I was on my sickbed, at my worst, I was afraid of sleeping as I was terrified that I would not wake up again. When I am working, I fear my job will be replaced by someone younger and cheaper to hire. When I was out of job, I fear I cannot find a job in the gloomy economic circumstances.  When I come home alone, I fear that this will be the case for the rest of my life and that I’ll die alone as a single old lady and nobody would know until weeks later.
What do you do when you feel fearful? Some of us hide, others run away from their fear. Yet others live in denial and try to forget or dismiss the fears. Whatever the measures, the result of fear does stop people from living life to the fullest.
Today, remember that no matter what, God is with you. No sickness, economic downturn, violence and unrest can separate us from the Love of God. With the Almighty God on our side, what should we be afraid of or why should we feel intimidated? No matter where we tread, He is with us wherever we go. That is His promise to us!
JOSHUA 1:9 AMP
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not be terrified or dismayed (intimidated), for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
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Healing & Restoration

I am the Lord that heals you Exodus 15: 26

Recently I suffered a health relapse, that left me lying on my bed, gasping for breath. On one of the worst days, I found myself rolling on my apartment kitchen floor in pain, after about 2 hours of agony, I threw up my lunch (verbatim). I know it’s kind of gross but that’s a fact, ignore your stomach and it’ll get back at you – Big time!  By this time, I knew I had no choice but to take a break from Corporate life as the marketing calendar and events were simply piled up one against another back to back and we were working with minimal manpower. Risking my health for work is not an option I’d like to entertain.

On hindsight, I should have seen it coming: Working late everyday, working weekend events; I was practically only eating one meal a day. Skipping breakfast was norm because I would be just so exhausted from work that getting out of bed every morning was a challenge. Skipping dinner was norm as I had to work late with tonnes of work and tight deadlines – often I could hardly breathe. And even if I ate chances are they’re junk food, from convenience stores, canned food and microwave-food, (which is completely not nourishing my body, I know). I ignored the initial fatigue warning symptoms, ignored the hunger pangs and thought naively that they will go away but they didn’t. In  fact, before long, they came back in full force which led me to a complete physical breakdown.

So here I am, resting at home, taking lots of bed rest and and for once I found the time to go into God’s word (which is a luxury in the hectic daily life of a corporate worker). I realised how much I had ‘starved’ myself, not only physically but also spiritually.

And it really hit me hard (once again) that Heal is Wealth, quite literally – We need health to work for an income. At the same time, it dawned on me that Healing is important to God because without health one cannot be effective in any work.

And as I spend time in the word of God again, I am reminded of how Good God is.   Many a times we gloss thru the gospels of the accounts of Jesus as if they’re bible stories. The fact is that Jesus never rejected anyone who came to Him for healing when He was on earth. Thus if we believe Jesus is the SAME yesterday, today and forever; He is still in the business of Healing!  Though my mind acknowledge, my heart sometimes still harbor a sliver of doubt. Yet, without a doubt it is God’s heart to heal. It is not because of my merits, it is because He is good God. It is due to His Goodness not my goodness. And I’m sure, with every healing, there’s much more restoration coming from my Abba Father.

More than that, Jesus is in the business of holistic healing before anyone else. The whole current craze about looking at health holistically and all the psychological studies on how one’s emotions affect one’s physical health. Now I realized, actually Jesus practised it all.  He not only healed people of their physical ailments, He also healed their emotions. He encouraged and showed them love and acceptance.

So as I take time to recuperate, catch up on God’s word and journaling my journey (no pun intended), I hope to share my little revelations and benefit whoever lands up on this webpage in the world wide web. Meanwhile, I’m also taking time to learn about eating nutritiously and looking for good juicing resources for gastritis, if you know of any, d0 let me know.

Do you have a health and healing story to share too? Don’t be shy to drop a line below.

 

 

I am the Lord that heals you

Exodus 15: 26

 

You can be BETTER – Part 3

Better Because…You Choose
Many people spend years climbing the corporate ladder in Fortune 100 companies and were fortunate to attend top-rated training and executive leadership programs. After leaving behind their corporate lives, would the same tools used to achieve success in business also worked just as well for life in general?
We have selected 3 core beliefs to share with you.

Previously, we shared that the first belief is : Life is what you think
The second core belief about life is: Life is in Cycles.

The Third core belief about life is:

THIRD. Life’s A Gem.

Most of us get caught in some sort of tunnel-vision. Work, work, work. Or, everything for the kids. Or totally sports.
But in reality, life has many facets. Here are seven that seem to cover everything.
Health
Wealth
Wisdom
Work
Play
Others
Service
Keep all facets in full perspective all the time, and you’ll see your life as a sparkling gem.

These three core beliefs drive the Better Because movement.

In order to inspire positive change through our individual actions, we try to be conscious of our thoughts, aware of life cycles, and sensitive to the phase we are in at any given time.
You have the ability to choose your actions every day. Whether it’s something as simple as if you will exercise today, or making longer-term life decisions, you’re the one who makes the choices, and takes the action.
Most of us have one facet of our life to pay attention to and work to be more balanced.
What choices will you make today?
What facet of your life do you need to pay more attention to?

Try This: Make 2 columns, one marked “Good Job” and one marked “Area of Focus”. Review the 7 facet of life (Health, Wealth, Work, Play, Service & Others) and decide which column each of them fall under. Decide what you can do today on one of “Area of Focus”to make life a little better.

Make it fun to do…consider how you might feel if you accomplished your small action today and stayed focused on it, until you were satisfied. Go for it!

Written by :
Cathy Haffner and Ginny Hutchinson are co-founders of Better Because, a positive media company, whose mission is to make life a little better. They are successful Fortune 100 executives now in their Second Act, who learned valuable (and humorous) lessons from their careers, 20-year marriages, and their children. Their new book, Better Because of You, is a top seller and essential reading for a better life!

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50 Creative (and Crazy) Ways to Quit Smoking Once and for All -1

This article was first published by NursingSchools.net courtesy of Ken Martin.

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Everyone knows that smoking is one of the most unhealthy things you can do to yourself, but still, many people continue to smoke because they simply can’t quit. If you’re struggling to quit smoking, you may be ready to do some crazy things to kick the habit, and we’ve got just the thing for you. These are 50 creative and crazy ways to finally put out the smoke monster.

Health

Here are several healthy things you can do to stop smoking.

1.Have a heart attack: A smoking-induced heart attack might be just the ticket to finally scare you into quitting.
2.Get your teeth cleaned: Invest in a good cleaning so that you’ll be sorry to mess up your pearly whites with smoke.
3.Eat booster foods: Garlic and ginger are good for pulling smoking chemicals out of your body.
4.Brush your teeth when you want to smoke: Any time you have a craving, just brush your teeth or swish with mouthwash to enjoy a clean feeling instead of smoke.
5.Become pregnant: Once you are carrying an unborn child who depends on you for its health, you will feel too guilty to light up.
6.Take up mountain biking: There’s no way you can bike up a mountain as a smoker!Support

These ideas may provide you with the support you need to kick the habit.

1.Start a Facebook group: John Mellencamp’s son started a Facebook group, and if it attracts enough people, his father will kick the habit.
2.Make it a family affair: Ask other smokers in your family to join you in quitting.
3.Make a bet: Bet one of your smoking friends that if one of you quits for a month, the other has to buy a steak dinner.
4.Pay a fine: Agree to quit smoking or pay a fine to a friend.
5.Wear a sign: Wear a sign that asks people not to sell or give you any cigarettes.
6.Start a blog: Be accountable by telling your quitting story.
7.Announce you’re quitting on social media: Tell your friends and family of your plans to quit so that they can support-and pester you-about it.

to be continued….

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The Art of Breathing

Breathe!

It can transform your life.

Breathing is an act that we do automatically since birth. We take it for granted that we all know how to breathe. But do you really know how to breath correctly?

The correct way of Breathing should bedeep and gratifying.
One should feel rejuvenated and relaxed with each life sustaining breath.
One should inhale, relax and ket the air fill your diaphragm and your abdomen.
Correct breathing should engage not only the chest but the diaphragm and abdomen.

The wrong way of Breathing is shallow and tedious.
The wrong way of breathing is not gratifying and makes people feel more tensed and tired.
The breathing only engages the chest and shoulders, making the person more tired.

Breathing is a science as well as an Art.
Learn the art of Breathing now!

Breathe, when you feel stressed and overwhelmed,

Breathe, when you have too many tasks to do, or are scattered during your workday.
Breathe, when you are moving too fast.

Breathe, when you are worried about something coming up, or caught up in something that already happened
Breathe, when you are discouraged and have forgotten your purpose in life.

Breathing will remind you about how precious life is.

Each breath is a gift you need to appreciate.

Each breath will help bring you into focus, to concentrate on the most important task you need to be focusing on right now.

Breathing will remind you to slow down, and enjoy life more.

So breathe. And enjoy each moment of this life.