enjoy life

Joy in living comes from having fine emotions, trusting them, giving them the freedom of a bird in the open. Joy in living can never be assumed as a pose, or put on from the outside as a mask. People who have this joy don not need to talk about it; they radiate it. They just live out their joy and let it splash its sunlight and glow into other lives as naturally as bird sings.   We can never get it by working for it directly. It comes, like happiness, to those who are aiming at something higher. It is a byproduct of great, simple living. The joy of living comes from what we put into living, not from what we seek to get from it.

Are you getting enough water ?

We’ve all heard that drinking water will help keep us healthy. But how much is really enough?

The experts have always said, on average, that eight eight-ounce glasses per day will suffice. However, that might not be enough. While eight is great, amounts really need to be tailored to meet the needs of every individual.

Most adults will lose between two to three quarts of water per day by way of normal body functions, but those who live in or work in warmer environments tend to lose more. Athlete,for example, need to drink more water to balance their bodily fluids. For those people, drinking more water will make up for the bigger loss of water they had through perspiration, as well as in the regulation of body temperature.

Our bodies are made up of 55-70% water, but it does not replenish itself, so drinking water helps maintain that healthy balance. But even still, many will walk around dehydrated, most of the time unknowingly. That is because thirst is a poor indicator of dehydration. By the time someone gets thirsty, it is too late! Or, if one is thirsty, they may go for a beverage that does not actually replenish the body. A cold soda may feel nice going down,beverages with caffeine are not meant to hydrate. Water is the best remedy for dehydration. If mild dehydration sets in, it can decrease one’s energy level and mental functioning and increase stress on the body. Severe dehydration can have far more damaging effects. There are three important rules when it comes to drinking water:

1. Drink twice as much as it takes to quench your thirst.

2. Drink frequently throughout the day to prevent dehydration.

3. Drink at least eight glasses daily, or one cup for every 20 pounds of body weight. For example,a 150-pound person who does not exercise or work in hot climates needs 7.5 cups.

While some fruit juices and green tea may account for some fluid intake, you can count out beverages such as coffee or alcohol. They have a mild diuretic effect, which promotes urination and therefore water loss, which ultimately defeats the purpose.

Benefits of using a Sauna

Sauna therapy is also used as a weight loss aid; although your body might feel relaxed, your heart rate is actually increasing due to the dry heat. A 20minute session at approximately 165 to 175 degrees F) will burn over 500 calories. In fact, the body’s metabolism speeds up similarly to the way it would from physical exercise.
As your body produces sweat to cool itself, your heart works harder pumping blood at a great rate to boost circulation, supplying the conditioning effects of exercise.
The heat of a sauna helps peripheral blood vessels dilate, bringing relief an healing to muscles, soft tissue injuries and eliminate lactic acid and other toxins from muscles after a workout.
Sauna therapy is an excellent complement to physical therapy. The dry heat of the sauna enhances the oxygen and nutrient supply to muscles and deep tissue, relieving tired, achy muscles. It is often used to treat the pain and stiffness of arthritis but is beneficial for everyone to revive stiff, pulled or achy muscles.
The steam and heat help muscles relax, soothe the mind and rejuvenate the body. Increased blood flow and an enhanced oxygen supply relaxes your body and your mental state. Use the sauna as a place to unwind and find relief from stress.


How to make a choice

Usually the choices that we are going to choose are obviously good ones. Unfortunately in some circumstance we’ll be in a dilemma when every choice is equally attractive.
Here are two tips that may help. 1. Talk to others. As the proverb goes, two heads are better than one. If you have no idea what to do, it’s always wise to ask others. A talk will help you to reorganize your thoughts and obtain others’ fresh ideas. 2. Follow your feel. It seems unbelievable to give the choice-making job to feel especially when this choice may change our future. It seems ridiculous to use feeling instead rational analyses. But when you look back at history, you will find millions of choices are born of feel. So when you make a choice, pay attention to your feelings.
In the end, after you have tried everything to choose a good decision, it’s still inevitable to make a bad choice. So the following is the most important advice:Make sure you learn from any bad choices you’ve ever made and try to avoid making the same bad decision twice!

First Impressions Make Lasting Impressions

{Note: About Interviewing for a new job.}

You walk into your second interview of the day. You are the third person to interview for the position at the Company. Plus, it’s the last interview of the day. How can you make them remember you over other candidates? We have all been in the position of underdog or feeling insignificant, but with a few tips, you’ll go from underdog to top dog and from insignificant to unforgettable.

Inquiries, Cover Letters and Emails

When making appointments to meet with anyone in the Company or emailing the Human Resources department to inquiring about a potential job, keep it professional, but don’t be afraid to let some of your personality shine through. Try to stay away from “To Whom It May Concern” or general addresses of the like do a little research on the company and title the cover letter or email to Human Resources Director or even the CEO, it shows you were willing to go the extra step to personalize the communication.

Resume, Resume, Resume

Over the years, there has been a growing significance to the content of your resume, but now it has become even more imperative to make your resume count. Get examples of resumes of people you admire and respect and copy the language on those to enhance your resume. No matter what kind of document you create your resume in (Word, Excel, Photoshop) always send an Adobe PDF with the original document to maintain the format consistently across any platform.

‘My name is Bond, James Bond’, inspired from the book “How to Wow” by Frances Cole Jones

Whether you like it or not, your name is you, you are your name, make it count. It is the absolute first thing that people see when you send an email, send a letter, or viewing your resume so make people excited to meet you and glad to have met you. We’re not saying that you have to say, “My name is Smith, John Smith,” but say your name when introducing yourself with clarity and significance.

Ending the Interview or Conversation

Never leave a conversation open-ended, always leave with an action item for you to do. This ensures your interviewer that you are excited about the job and the possibility of working for them. A good way to end an interview is to ask them when they are looking to fill the position, or see if you can schedule another meeting with them prior to making the decision.

Follow-up Email or Phone Call

Regardless of how the interview went, whether they hired you on the spot, you didn’t think it was a good fit or were unsure on the Company, always, always, follow up the interview the following day with a thank you email, phone call or note. Recap the meeting, highlights from the interview, and ways in which you are excited for the opportunity with the Company.

Finally, you are a unique person and only you can show that through your communications, make it happen.