Friday, October 31, 2008

Teaching Children to Tell the Truth

Teaching Children to Tell the Truth

Honesty must be valued. This seems obvious, but here is what I've seen happen time and time again. Parents in a family like the IDEA of truth telling, but not the HARD WORK of honesty. If you value honesty, you will make being honest a priority each and every day. It is what you do, far less than what you say, that carries weight with your children. If you are not valuing telling the truth in your family, neither will your children.

Develop a culture of honesty. This second point flows naturally from the first point. Once you decide that you are going to make honesty a priority in your home, look for ways to incorporate truthfulness in your everyday life. Instead of only focusing on behavior that involves lying, emphasize truthful behavior everywhere you see it. This will show both you and your child how vital a foundation of truthfulness is in daily living and that throwing the occasional lie in the mix is like throwing a wrench into a smoothly running machine, causing problems far more difficult to solve than the original issue. [Read more]

Stop Listening to Your Friends

It’s time to stop listening to your friends. You get to a point in your life as a woman when you’ve got to start listening to yourself. That time is right now!Women always talk about their “women’s intuition” and how great it is at just knowing what is really going on in any situation. If that’s the case, though, why does every woman seem compelled to go to her friends with a blow-by-blow description of their dates seeking her friends’ opinions?

Start listening to yourself. Start trusting yourself a little bit!Your friends were not on that date with you last night. They can’t break it down.Remember that great Sex And The City episode that spawned that really bad book “He’s Just Not That Into You” (which has now spawned a movie of the same title)? Just like the scene in that episode, a lot of women will get together to do what I call a “post-date recap.”

Now, granted, a lot of guys will do a “post-date recap” with their friends as well. They’ll talk about the moment they talked about their crazy uncle and will worry about the fact that he brought that up and whether the fact that he did ruined the date. Just like the women, his friends will break down the date and agree with him. [Read more]

The Five Secrets of Getting Lucky in Love

Be still and in the now to find the lucky surprises and coincidences that can turn your love life on. Most of us are rushing hectically around, getting work done, taking care of errands, running here and there.

We don’t take time to slow down and notice what is happening around us. And so we may be sitting next to the love of our lives on the train or standing behind the ‘One’ at the grocery store and never actually speak to him or her. In my book, Love in 90 Days: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Own True Love, I describe a Being-In-The-Moment exercise, where you take 10 minutes and practice slowing down and paying attention to who or what is right in front of you. You would be surprised about the connections, lucky surprises and coincidences you will encounter if you pay attention to the people and things around you right now.

Say hello to a new person every day. He or she may be the ‘One.’ Even if they’re not, every person knows about 200 other people. You never know what love connections may come from a whole new social network! [Read more]

Choosing the Right Make Up Mirror

A mirror that offers a magnifying side is perfect for applying tricky eye makeup, and is especially helpful for plucking and shaping eyebrows. This type of mirror is also a great asset to anyone who usually wears glasses and would have difficulty applying makeup when they were removed. A magnifying side can be very useful for paying extra attention to skin imperfections and blemishes, particularly when applying concealer to dark areas under eyes etc. The majority of magnifying mirrors swing to give a 'true image' on the reverse side. A variety of magnifications are available.

The lowest gives three times magnification (generally referred to as X 3 mag) progressing to X 5 magnification, X 7 magnification and a high X 10 magnification. The ten times magnification mirror will reveal amazing detail such as pore size, fine hairs etc. Although this can be quite a shock when you first use it – remember that others do not see this detail when they look at you! It is for your benefit only. Which magnification you choose really comes down to personal preference, which may be influenced by your visual acuity.

Pedestal mirrors are ideal for applying makeup when placed on a dressing table, or positioned on a higher surface if standing. Pedestal mirrors come in a variety of heights and sizes, and many can be adjusted to the perfect height. [Read more]

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