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20 Beautiful Positive & Inspirational Life Quotes

By September 22, 2017 General, Health & Beauty, Life

Feeling down? Every one of us has gone through this situation at some point in our lives. Sometimes it’s difficult to feel positive or cheery.  There are many things that can help cheer you up.

Reading positive quotes is one great way to motivate you towards a happy life. They are mostly short sentences with great positive meaning hidden in them that are fun to read and leave you thinking, how grateful life is.  Below we have gathered some wonderful life quotes that can cheer and motivate you. Don’t forget to comment on your favorite quotes

“Don’t Wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life” -Joyce Meyer

“We are all broken, that’s how the light gets in.” – Ernest Hemingway

“Hey little fighter, soon things will be brighter.”



“Never stop looking up”

“Stars can’t shine without darkness.”

“The quieter you become, the more you can hear”.

“A smile is the best make up a girl  can wear!”- Marilyn Monroe

“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today”

“I choose to be happy.”

“You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens.”

 

“the first step to getting what you want is having the courage to get rid of what you don’t.”

“Be careful who you make memories with. Those things can last a lifetime.” -Ugo Eze

Never forget 3 types of people in your life:

1.who helped you in your difficult time

2. who left you in your difficult times

3. Who put you in difficult time

“What screws us up most in life is the picture in our head of how it’s supposed to be.”

“Stress, anxiety, and depression are caused when we are living to please others. – Paulo Coelho

Be strong but not rude. Be kind but not weak. Be humble, but not timid. Be proud but not arrogant.


Enlight her birthday! Send flowers.
Six ethics  of life:

Before you pray- Believe

Before you speak- Listen

Before you spend- Earn

Before you write- Think

Before you Quit- Try

Before you Die- Live

Without rain nothing grows, learn to embrace the storms of your life.

Be your own kind of beautiful.



Don’t compare your life to others. There’s no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it’s their time.

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Health and Life of Ten Supercentenarian Women

By July 18, 2017 Adventures, Food, General, Health & Beauty, Home

It sounds incredible when you hear about someone living near or over 100 years of age. That’s a very long life compared to average age of people now days. According to a research health-related behaviors and genetics play a big role in longevity. People who reach age 100 or over are called centenarians and when a centenarian reaches the age of 110 or over, he or she is called a supercentenarian.  Only one in thousands of centenarians would live longer than 110. It is interesting to know that over 85% of the supercentenarians are women and most Centenarians are short in height. But it is not clear why more females live longer. A few researches suggest the difference of longevity between males and females is due to difference in height.  Men average about 8.0% taller than woman.

“My 80s were the best years of my life!” — Besse Cooper, 116

According to Dr. Thomas Perls, professor of medicine at Boston Medical Center, women are better able to deal with disease; they can develop an ailment but can survive and live for a long time, while men are more at risk to death from disease. So men who live over 100 years have to be much healthier to survive at extreme old age.

Perls said, “At any one time in the U.S., there are about 70 supercentenarians alive.” Researchers have discovered that people reaching 100 tend to fight age related illness better than the younger people who die because of these diseases. Supercentenarians not only live longer, they live healthier too, even though many of them spend a normal life eating whatever they want and not exercising regularly.  Smoking and drinking is also part of life for many.

According to researchers, some of the supercentenarians have never even seen a doctor.  A 2006 study revealed that around 41% of the supercentenarians were independent or required minimal assistance.  Some took meds for hypertension; few had diabetes or had survived cancer.

 

“One large long-term study of people over 100 years old shows centenarians share many traits, tendencies and traditions, even when living oceans apart.” – Alanna Glassman, Chatelaine, Sept. 11, 2014

Various researchers have identified certain genes that are common to most centenarians, but no one has identified one or more genes that a majority of extremely long-lived individuals (107 and over) have in common.

“The truth is that there isn’t any secret to longevity. It’s just about taking good care of yourself by staying active, killing all of the assassins, and eating healthy. You do that, and who knows? You might live as long as I have!” –Janette Clarendon, 109

Below is a list of ten supercentenarian women and facts about their long life-how they lived for over a century and what the secrets were to their longevity.

Jeanne Calment

 

Jeanne Calment, a French woman is known as the world’s oldest person who made it a few months over age 122 and died in 1997. In her last few years she was described in the news media as “doyenne of humanity”. An interesting fact about her was that she gave up her habit of 2 cigarettes a day only because she could not see well enough to light up her cigarettes and did not want to ask others to do it for her. Answering a question about secret to her long life, she said “God must have forgotten me”. She used to ride a bicycle until age 100 and ate over 2 pounds of chocolate every week. At age 115 she fractured two bones by falling. Her memory also began to fail. She was born in 1875 before the inventions of automobile, light bulb and airplanes. She was a short woman with height of only 4’ 11. She outlived her husband, their only son and the only grandson too.

Emma Morano

Emma Morano, an Italian woman, was the last verified person who was born in 1800’s and had seen 3 centuries. Born on Nov. 29, 1899, she believed the secret to her long life was eating 3 eggs a day, 2 of them raw for over 90 years, living a single life for many years and genetics. Emma Morano was the eldest of her siblings. Her mother and several sisters had a long life too but they all passed away before her.  She got married in 1926, had her only child in 1937 but he died after a few months.  A year later Morano left her abusive husband and lived a single life. She passed away while sitting on a rocking chair peacefully at age 117.

Violet Mosses Brown

Violet Mosses Brown, a Jamaican woman is believed to be the oldest woman alive at age 117 and first ever verified supercentenarian from Jamaica.  She was born in March, 1900. She doesn’t believe there is a secret formula for her long life but hard work, love for church and people led her to a long happy life. Violet Brown still lives in the same house she was born in. She eats what she wants but avoids pork and chicken. Brown does not suffer from any illnesses except mild deafness.  In an interview she said “I live by the grace of God and I am proud of my age!”

Adele Dunlap

Adele Dunlap was the oldest American woman living in New Jersey, died at age 114.  She was born on Dec 12, 1902. She was survived by two sons, six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Dunlap didn’t feel any difference being the oldest American person. Adele Dunlap would often tell she was a decade younger when asked about her age.  She didn’t have a particular diet, ate anything she wanted and smoked a part of her life. Adele Dunlap was a teacher to third graders for five years.  After that she got married, became a housewife and raised her own children, two boys and a girl. When Adele was 87, in 1989, she moved to live with one of her son’s family. She was able to drive a car until she was 89. At age 99, she moved to a nursing home. She was wheel chaired at age 110 but was able to still walk with a walker. At that time, her eyesight was good enough to read, however her hearing was poor.

Dr. Leila Denmark

“Pizza is going to support a whole generation of cardiologists!” — Dr. Leila Denmark, 114

Dr. Leila Denmark was the oldest known practicing pediatrician when she retired at age 103. She was born in Georgia and grew up on a farm.  She was the third of her eleven siblings. She was a science teacher in high school for two years before she enrolled at the medical college of Georgia. Dr. Denmark was the only woman in the class of 52 students according to National Library of Medicine biography. She was an amazing pediatrician; parents claimed she could tell what was wrong with the child just by looking at them. In 1932, when many babies died of whooping cough, Dr. Denmark helped develop a successful vaccine. She had a book written in 1971 “Every Child should have a Chance”. Dr. Leila Denmark’s secret to longevity was drinking only water, not eating refined sugars and having proteins and vegetables with every meal.  Practicing was her passion; she admitted if she could live it again, she would do the same thing.

Nabi Tajima

Nabi Tajima is the 2nd oldest woman living in the world and oldest woman in Japan. She said “eating delicious things” was her secret to long life. Her diet is rice mackerel sushi, ramen noodles and beef stew. Nabi Tajima also said, “You have to learn to relax, eat and sleep to get a good long life.” Nabi Tajima had 9 children and has even seen her great-great-great grandchildren.  As of September 2015, Tajima has over 140 descendants.

Sarah Knauss

Sarah Knauss died in her sleep, sitting peacefully on her favorite chair at age 119, making her one of the oldest person of the world. According to her great -great granddaughter she was very generous, humorous and always smiled.  She thought it was humorous to live that long and told joke for how long she will live. She was born September 24, 1880 and died just 2 days before her third century.  Her height was even smaller than most other supercentenarians, 4’ 7. During her interview in 1998, replying to a question regarding her long life Knauss said to keep busy, work hard and don’t worry about how old you are. As a seamstress, she always made her own clothes.  She had no known illness at time of death other than being almost totally deaf.  She was so old that she lived to see her great-great-great-grandchildren.

Delphine Gibson

Delphine Gibson is 113 years old supercentenarians, born in South Carolina on August 17, 1903. She is currently the oldest of the seven verified American supercentenarians alive. Her spouse is not alive anymore and has a son in his 90’s.  She credits her longevity to having faith in God. Gibson enjoys Southern food and taking naps. Gibson also enjoys singing and humming. She became blind a few years after her husband’s death and was granted a handicapped parking space for her and her caretaker. To honor Delphine’s 112th birthday, the whole week was announced as “Delphine Gibson week” by the mayor of Huntingdon.

Elizabeth Bolden

Elizabeth Bolden, also known as “Lizzie” was born on August 15, 1890 and was 116 of age at time of death. She suffered a stroke in 2004 and spoke very little after that until she died in 2006. She was rarely seen in public as she was unable to communicate -according to her family.  When asked about her long living secrets in an interview, she said “I don’t know”.   John Bolden, Lizzie’s eldest grandson said, “she was the sweetest grandmother.” She had a sharp memory until towards the end and was fond of lollipops and ice cream.

Elizabeth Bolden worked with her husband and did only one job all her life. She worked as a cropper and tenant farmer, hand picked cotton in autumn months.  Lizzie had very little education, she could barely read or write.

Elizabeth Bolden had 40 grandchildren, 75 great-grandchildren, 150 great-great-grandchildren, 220 great-great-great-grandchildren and 75 great-great-great-great-grandchildren.

Veronica Forstner

Veronica Forstner lived from May 3, 1905 to September 29, 2015. The 112 year old supercentenarian had a wonderful life till the end with fewer health issues.  She got the newspaper daily, watched television and attended church every Sunday at the nursing home she was living at. Just like most other supercentenarians, her vision was fine, but hearing was not so good. She spent most of her life being a farmer’s wife, living outskirts of New Ulm. When asked about her longevity, she chuckled – “sleeping a lot.” Forstner had 39 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren and 35 great-great- grandchildren.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading the post. It’s very interesting to know how people lived a very long life.  Have any questions or comments?  Please share below.

 

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Five Best Personalized Gift Ideas

By May 13, 2017 General, Home

I adore surprise gifts, they are a perfect way to see a big smile on your loved ones face. If the gift is personalized it makes you feel even more special.

I wonder who came up with the idea of putting your name or initials even a special message or date on the gifts. (You can tell, it’s something I didn’t Google yet) It was an amazing thought which is very popular even today and may possibly always be.

These unique gifts are a treasure, especially the little kids love to see their pictures or names on their favorite toy or books and blankets etc.

Today I’ m going to share some of my favorite personalized or custom gifts with you that are sure to put a big smile on your loved ones. Mostly when I think of giving gifts, personalized gifts is my first choice, especially for my little nephews, my mom and dad.  I enjoy finding the perfect gift for any occasion.

Personalized Mugs

I know you’ve probably heard this one a lot but it is an awesome gift anyone would enjoy. Personalized mugs are loved by anyone. You can customize them anyway you like. Put a funny message, or write name on the mug or add photo, even put your own design at some of the custom gifts sites. It is a perfect gift for teachers, grandma and mother’s day or father’s day.

Personalized Pillows

These personalized pillows are amazing gifts for little kids. Put their name, birthday, name of their favorite toy or picture on beautiful pillows and you’ll see them wanting to take them anywhere they go.  There are many sites that have unique choices of personalizing pillows. It is not only a gift great for kids and babies but also for adults.

Personalized T-Shirts

Personalized T-shirts are very popular gifts. They have a vast variety of personalizing or customizing them your way. T-shirt gifts are enjoyed by all ages.  You can put a funny message on the t-shirt, or make it unique for the birthday girl, or birthday boy. I’m sure you’ll have many more ideas for creating these unique gifts that are perfect for grandma, grandpa, and baby, kids of any age and even mom and dad.

Personalized Jewelry

Personalized Jewelry is loved by all women and girls. A very unique way to show your love. She will adore this gift forever.  Jewelry can be personalized with initials, or name of your loved one with pictures or a unique message. A beautiful jewelry box will be a great gift too.  Any way you personalize it, she will be amazed by your gift.  You’ll also find some sites that carry customized jewelry for men .

Personalized Kids & Baby Products

There are many options for baby and kids -customization or personalized gifts.  To me they are all adorable, personalized toys, piggy banks, little baby blankets, a keepsake box, t-shirts, bibs, night light- you name it. You can buy any baby product. It will be an amazing gift.  Another wonderful gift for a kid is putting name on their backpack. Kids love to see their names on things they own. And trust me you’ll receive a lot of comments for that backpack.

These are just a few items I mentioned above. I’ll come back with more in a few days. Do let me know which one is your favorite.

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20 Simple Adventures You Can Enjoy Anytime

By April 25, 2017 Adventures, General, Home, Travel


What is adventure? It not only means very unusual experience or excitement but also means taking a chance of something. So if you thought you can have an adventure only when you have plenty of time for vacation or on a weekend hanging out in the mountains, then you are missing a lot of fun.

Taking chances and doing something you have never done before or feel that you could never do is an awesome adventure. These are little things that make you feel alive and freshen you up after the busy routine.

A while back, I was bored of everyday routine work; Honestly, I didn’t have much spare time for myself even on weekends. I had to wait for certain holidays or once/twice a year vacations for some adventures. So I thought of creating a journal and writing up things I would enjoy doing in life.

Writing up these things pushed me a little more and I started doing those projects after work and enjoyed a lot. Below are some things I wrote in my journal. Maybe you would like to try a few if not all.

 

  1. Learn to be a better Photographer.
  2. Cook and eat a new recipe from a different culture once every other week
  3. Learn a language you’ve never heard of before.
  4. Adopt a pet- a dog, cat or even a small bird.
  5. Change your look-hairstyle- hair color, your dressing style.
  6. Plant some tomatoes veggies and herbs in your garden. Take care of them and watch them grow.
  7. Learn your family tree and put it together in a creative way.
  8. Plan to meet someone you haven’t met in a long time.
  9. Learn to play a game you love but are not good at-chess, mahjong etc.
  10. Take a walk in the rain.
  11. Learn to paint landscapes or anything you like.
  12. Find things you haven’t used in a while and sell them on eBay or craigslist. Start from the lowest price and see how much it sells for.
  13. Keep your internet off for a few days and see what difference it makes to your life. Note down all the different things you did in your journal.
  14. Eat something you never liked and thought it was nasty.
  15. Make up a song and sing in front of your friends.
  16. Write a biography. Everything you remember from your childhood.
  17. Go camping in your backyard.
  18. Ride a bike everywhere you go for a day or two.
  19. Plan a surprise birthday party for someone you love in a unique way.
  20. Spend time with an elder person and listen to their life stories -put a smile on their face.

Have you ever thought of doing any similar adventures? Please share.

 

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