We are currently in an age when we seem to be worried about every little thing. ‘Are the preservatives and artificial colorings in our food making us ill?’ ‘Is the environment giving my child asthma?’ ‘Why is the occurrence of allergies and food related disorders at an all time high?’
But the simple fact is; we are only worried about the things that we see and hear about on the news – there are lots of other things that are not mentioned lurking in the crevices of our homes and offices.
I don't mean to gross you out or anything, but… eeewww, guess what’s in your… [read more]
Beware Of Your Super Performers
While being super efficient is not a crime, a hyper performer can often make other team members (who work quietly without fanfare) look bad and inefficient, either intentionally or unintentionally. To understand this, just go back to your school and college days. Remember in school where a couple of smart kids would quickly shout answers before the other kids could even understand the teacher’s question. They were the class "Know it alls."
And slowly those speed kids would become the teacher's pets, and the rest of the students would constantly be compared with them leading to an icy jealousy. Similarly a super performer in a team can corrode the manager's opinion of others as they will invariably be compared against the team's hero. But people hate being compared with others as it will make them look inferior and dull. This in turn kills teamwork, collaboration and can lead to various internal politics. [read more]
Staying Calm Under Pressure
Each of us have things that make us feel anxious. For some of us we feel anxious as soon as the alarm clock goes off in the morning because we know that there are going to be things that we cannot control during our day. If this describes you, you may find that greeting each day with a series of free positive affirmations will help you repel this instantaneous anxiety upon wakening. Instead of waking up in the morning and instantly being filled with anxiety about what you need to do, you can slow down and say a few anxiety affirmations. You may very well be amazed at what this can do for the rest of your day!
Other people start to feel anxious when they get to work. Maybe it's because their boss starts making intense demands or their co-workers aren't doing their job as well as they should, leaving you to pick up the slack. Before you allow anxiety to take over completely, why not take a deep breath and recite one of the very simple anxiety affirmations that you know to help you calm down a bit? Sometimes just stopping and saying one of many simple free positive affirmations is enough to allow us to gain our composure. [read more]
The Early Signs And Symptoms Of Pregnancy
While each woman will exhibit different symptoms when she's pregnant, the one that is most important is a menstrual cycle that's been missed or delayed. It's important that you understand the various possible symptoms of pregnancy, since most of these symptoms could also be a sign of something else.
Some women will begin exhibiting signs of pregnancy only a week after conception. Others will take several weeks to have symptoms. While each situation is different, here are some of the most common signs of pregnancy. If you experience any of these, and especially if you experience two or more, you should take a pregnancy test as soon as possible.
• Implantation bleeding. Somewhere around six to twelve days following conception, the embryo is implanted in the wall of the uterus, causing some bleeding. Some women experience cramping and spotting. Other causes could be actual or altered menstruation, infection, intercourse-related abrasion, or changes in your birth control pills. [read more]