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Everybody has a desire to have their dream home look beautiful and give good energy. According to traditional Indian beliefs, each house has its own energy type and is considered a living object. Once a person starts living in a house he comes under the influence of a specific energy field and he is now charged. Indian Vastu science has several remedies to ensure that a house remains blessed, without making any structural changes. Vastu shastra is based on natural energies such as solar energy, lunar energy, thermal energy, magnetic energy, light energy, wind energy. These energies can be balanced to enhance peace, prosperity and success.

Vastu comes from the same ancient scriptures of the Vedas that define the practises of yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, and Vedic astrology. Vastu is the yoga of interiors, bringing balance to your life, health and harmony to your environment, inner peace and tranquility through order, and unity. Meditation gives the experience of pure consciousness to the subtle spirit; Vastu enhances this and connects us with the source through proper channels of design. Ayurveda, is the discipline of the science of life, creating balance for health of the body. Vastu creates healthy buildings; this so absolutely affects our mental and physical health, happiness, and prosperity —- and the health of the environment. Vedic astrology gives knowledge of planetary influences on our lives, emotions, relationships, prosperity, career, and health. Applying an expert Vastu consultant’s recommendations and remedies helps correct negative influences in all areas of life. It also increases and creates positive effects well beyond the merely decorative.

Sacred Geometry or Yantras which create perfect geometrical three-dimensional energy fields and, when placed properly in the home, help neutralize any negative effects of improper vastu. A yantra is a visual mantra and are great tools for buildings that were not Vastu-designed. They protect from disturbing negative energies in the environment. When we focus upon a yantra mandala, the mind resonates with the energy of the deity and a higher awareness or consciousness is said to be obtained. The planets exert powerful vibratory effects on our bodies, minds, and emotions. Yantras give us help in creating harmony with nature rather than working against the forces from nature. Yantras are beautiful art, the original Vedic sacred geometry from ancient India. These cosmic diagrams generate beautiful energies that instill splendid divine consciousness into your surroundings.

North – East areas of your homes are considered as the energy generators. Placing a Sri Yantra in the North East corner will magnify the energy of prosperity and happiness. Sitting quietly in a comfortable position, allow your breathing to settle into a deep, slow rhythm, meditate and feel the energy of abundance and prosperity flowing through you.

Vastu recognizes five elements of creation that, when honored, enhance the flow of prana, universal life-force energy, within a building. Honoring nature is a sacred acknowledgement. The five elements of earth, air, fire, water, and space are energetically linked with particular directions. Earth is associated with the southwest; air, northwest; fire, southeast; and water the northeast. Space, akasha, is the expansiveness in the center of both the architectural form and each room.

Curtains, tapestry and cushion cover play an important role in interior decoration of the house. Colourful silk curtains, tapestry, cushion decorate the house and enhance the beauty of the rooms. If you choose the colour of curtains according to Vaastu principles, the environment of your house will be calm and quiet. The Vaastu friendly sari curtains bring fortune and gradually the unfavorable circumstances turn favorable.

Antique doors and furniture are ornately carved with symbols like the chakra and lotus which are associated with energy and harmony. Traditional carvings and antique wood armoires and cabinets bring in huge positivity into your home.

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Source by Era Chandok

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Vitamin E oil is renowned for its many amazing health properties as both an ingestible and topical curative. However, most people don’t know it’s also great for promoting penis health and support. Here are a few reasons why vitamin E oil makes penises great again.

In modern society, there’s no shortage of things people will due in the name of health and beauty. Expensive skin care and Equinox gym memberships keep bodies fit and skin glowing. Eschewing carbs for washboard abs is as common as breathing as people try to be their best selves. However, some men forget their penis when they think about overall health… that is, until something goes wrong. One of nature’s best ingredients can help keep the penis strong and full of life and keep minor and major issues at bay. Let’s look at some of the health and benefits of vitamin E oil on the penis and how to incorporate it into an everyday routine.

Whole Health Benefits of Vitamin E?

Vitamin E seems to do it all! It’s an antioxidant, mercilessly fighting the free-radicals that accelerate aging, cancer, and inflammation. It also is a heart-healthy vitamin which reduces cholesterol in the body, keeping blood vessels wide and open, perfect for pumping blood efficiently. It also reduces inflammation in the joints, boosts immunity, and makes skin soft and supple by retaining moisture and providing a shield from damaging UV rays. It also heals wounds, prevents itching, treats conditions like eczema and psoriasis, minimizes the appearance of scars, and reduces fine lines and wrinkles.

Penis Health Benefits of Vitamin E

In addition to full-body health, vitamin E oil has tremendous positive effects on the penis. It improves the penile skin, creating a surface that is not only healthy but inviting for partner or solo play. It also increases elasticity and has shown to be beneficial for men suffering from Peyronie’s disease, which is an extreme curve in the penis which can cause considerable pain as it’s been shown to help keep skin tissue healthy and straight and long. In addition, it boosts blood flow in the body, which is critical to healthy, strong erections.

Ingestible Sources of Vitamin E

There are tons of ways to get Vitamin E. For those who want to take a natural avenue to get their 15 mg per day in, enjoy foods like:

– Nuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, pine nuts, and hazelnuts

– Wheat germ oil, sunflower oil, and safflower oil

– Fish like salmon, rainbow trout, and cod

– Other sea-fare like lobster, fish roe, and octopus

– Mangos, kiwi, avocado, blackberries, and mamey sapote

People who aren’t too keen on the foods above can also opt to use a high-quality supplement. Be sure not to overdo it, as there are negative effects to ingesting too much Vitamin E for those who use supplementation. For those that use food as their source of Vitamin E, it should be known it is very hard to consume too much through natural food sources.

Apply Topical Vitamin E Oil on the Penis for Optimal Health

Ingestible Vitamin E is a great way to get the minimum daily allowance. However, also putting Vitamin E oil on the penis is an ideal way to deliver the rejuvenating and revitalizing properties directly. An all-natural penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which has been clinically proven safe and mild for skin) containing vitamin E can be rubbed on the penis to heal, protect, and invigorate the skin. Other important ingredients a penis creme should contain include: shea butter, for moisturizing; Acetyl L Carnitine, for nerve healing and protection; Alpha Lipoic Acid, for cell turnover; vitamin A, for anti-bacterial properties; vitamin D, for anti-oxidant properties, and vitamin C, for collagen production and elasticity.

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Source by John Dugan

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Let’s start with the basic terminology with health medical plans (health insurance).  There are three basic coverages to a plan, the deductible and coinsurance (coins) and the frequently used copay.  I will explain them below.

Deductible: This is what you pay out of your pocket before the insurance company pays any claims. Deductibles are on an annual basis and reset every January first. This is similar to your car or homeowners insurance policy.

Coinsurance: Once you meet your annual deductible, the insurance company shares some expenses with you until you reach your annual maximum out of pocket. Plans are written as 80/20 plans or 90/10 plans, they always add up to 100%. This is not unlimited there is a stop loss for you.

 

Co-pay: A co-pay is the amount you pay for a visit to the doctor (HMO or PPO plans) or a pharmacy prescription plan. The copay has nothing to do with the annual deductible and not all plans have co-pays.

 

What should a family look for when buying health insurance?

 

If you see the doctor a lot or your children frequently need a doctor’s care you may want a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) plan. An HMO is a type of plan that has a network of doctors and facilities that you must go to for health care. Your health insurance company will have a list of doctors for you to choose from and the doctor you choose is the doctor you must go to when you feel sick.  You the patient is responsible for when you visit a health care facility with a co-pay, this is good for an individual or family with children that need to see the doctor many times in a year.

 

If you’re a person who does not go to the doctor a lot except for a checkup, you may want a PPO plan. These insurance plans have a network of providers that you can go to receive health care at a discounted or negotiated rate. Although there is a network of doctors who agree to the negotiated rate not all do and these are considered out of network. A PPO health plan allows you to go to out of network doctors but you will be responsible for the higher non-negotiated cost of health care.

 

The greater the insurance coverage, the higher the premium that you need to pay for individual and family health insurance.

Buying Health Insurance Online

The internet is a powerful way to shop for insurance. Most health insurance quotes from websites will let you run comparisons of all types of plans from all the top health insurance carriers. You can search and purchase insurance online without the need to talk to an agent. The prices for insurance plans are state mandated and no one website can give you a better quote than another.  Buying direct from the insurance company won’t save you money either, everybody has the same price.  Working with an agent gets you free advice and helps you sort out plans that are best for you.  So shop online, there is no obligation to buy and you can complete applications right online.

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Source by Ronald Filian

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Family health insurance plans are necessary for a family to meet the health care expenses for each and every member of the family. Instead of going for an individual plan for each member of the family, you can go for family health insurance plans. A single policy might cover all the members of the family and the premium that you pay would also be less when compared to the individual policies for each members.

Almost all of the health insurance plans give you the basic coverage necessary but it is better to know from the insurer all the benefits of a particular plan. Before you take a policy you have to ensure that whether the policy covers physical exams, health screenings, prescription drugs, hospitalization, emergency care, dental services, and vision care. You can check with your agent or from the website whether all these are covered. Accordingly you can choose the best one that fits your needs. Apart from these you can also ask them whether they cover the ongoing treatments for any disorders or diseases. Some of the policies may not cover the alternative treatments like acupuncture and homeopathy. You may also check these.

Some of the health insurance plans might require you to be admitted to only certain hospitals. You have to check the list of hospitals from which you can get treatments done. Sometimes you may be referred to some specialist doctors who may be in a different hospital. You should know whether such special consultations and treatments are allowed according to your policy. If you are to start a family or retire from your work you should consider an appropriate policy. It is better to consult an independent agent instead of a captive agent. Independent agents may recommend you a good policy that covers you needs well.

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Source by Marvin Toller

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As Sandwich Generation family caregivers, it's easy for us to feel like we're losing or have lost control due to health issues while caring for elderly parents, the grief that comes from hospice and death, etc. I have always appreciated the comforting and encouraging Bible verses from Genesis 50: 19-20, especially when life seems very overwhelming. The words were spoken by Joseph to his brothers, but I often remind myself of them for various situations I'm going through, including family health crises:

Joseph said to them, "Do not be afraid … you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good …"

Having just finished reading "When the Hurt Runs Deep," by Kay Arthur, thanks to the free review copy sent to me by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group, I was so encouraged by the chapter in this book that goes into great detail about Joseph's whole story. She thoroughly describes how he handled the adversity that kept "pummeling" him down and how he trusted God faithfully throughout.

Joseph was just one of the many Bible heroes Ms. Arthur used in this book to share Christian Biblical truths to answer the question, "Why does God allow suffering" and teach us how we should handle pain and suffering in a way that is pleasing to God. Job was another example she used and again she gives detailed examples and reasons based on his life and testimony. I was very familiar with his story having gone through a couple of different verse by verse Bible studies about him but, thanks to her particular focus, I learned new truths about handling trials involving pain and suffering that will be a big help to this Sandwich Generation granny nanny in years to come. I am sure they will be a blessing and an encouragement to you as well.

I loved that this is an interactive book. She has most of the inspirational Bible verses she refers to written out in the book. This makes it easy for those of us busy with caring for the elderly parents in our family, as well as babysitting grandchildren, to pick it up, read a bit, and put it down again if need be, without having to go look up the verses in the Bible. Very helpful! In addition, she strongly encourages you to underline what you read and use symbols to help you visualize a passage better – just as she does with her excellent Precepts verse by verse Bible studies. It really does help you dig deeper into the Word of God.

This 18-chapter book would make an excellent short-term daily devotional as well as a good read on an airplane. It even has a section of questions in the back of the book making it perfect for a small-group Bible study. If you are going through trials full of pain and suffering or know someone who is, this is an excellent resource and I can't recommend it highly enough. It's definitely a blessing for those of us in the Sandwich Generation caring for the elderly parents and relatives in our family, who may be going through Alzheimer's Disease with dementia symptoms, or dealing with the grief of loved ones dying, going through hospice and all that entails.

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Source by Kaye Swain

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How well do you know the history of the human family? The following self-reflection may help you answer this question:

  • In what ways do you identify with Canada's dominant culture?
  • On a score of 1-10, how would you rate your relationship to your own culture?
  • How informed are you of you history and ancestry?
  • Why is it important that each person learns about their culture, history and ancestry?
  • Is the information you learned about your race, culture and history accurate, and how do you know this to be true?

Indigenous societies place emphasis on the family and community more than on the individual; their reasons are worth understanding. In this family / community focus, there is no denial of self. In fact, some ancient wise ones instruct: judge thyself.

Living in the System

"No matter how long the night, the day is sure to come." African Proverb

For a long night of at least 500 or maybe 2,000 years, people have been marginalized by the dominant, patriarchal system without inclusion of their heritage, values ​​and more. A person without heritage is cut off from her roots. As a rootless being, she experiences doubt, fear, anger, loss and depression. In addition, groups subjected to marginalisation carry the heavy burden of oppressive systems which may result in trauma ongoing stress, mental health challenges and physical ailments.

The absence of accurate information, the mis-education around world history in general and African history in particular, is perpetuated by the dominant group. In a game of declaration of superiority, the dominant group ensures that everyone is fed inaccurate information that keeps the wheels running smoothly as it creates privilege in social institutions for its own group.

Those not of the dominant culture are labeled "other" and include people from racialized communities, Indigenous people, older adults, women and people with disabilities. The impact of the 'youth game' is even more troubling because youth are particularly ready for truth and change.

How can the individual who is not in the dominant group adequately care for her body and mind in order to thrive and not just survive? Philosophies and technologies meant to transform the person into a divine being also effectively repair damaged states of mind and body during the process. Yes, these are the spirit-mind-body disciplines of transformation or yoga. Yoga finds its way into lives and brings relief. It has become a strategy for survival. It is proven that the techniques balance the nervous system, enhance breathing and reduce stress. A practitioner of yoga will also learn to focus her mind.

More questions to reflect upon:

  • Is stress reduction enough to end the negative impact of daily micro-aggressions?
  • What benefit might there be in knowing the hidden legacy of one's ancestry?
  • Are you living up to what a divine being is capable of: a being filled with the highest virtue and wisdom?
  • Are you following the highest code of behavior given by the ancient systems of transformation or yoga?

Who are you?

Yoga propositions that the cause of suffering is misidentification of self; thinking you are someone or something you are not. That raises the critical question: who are you? And even, where are you from? Some respond, I am a spiritual being having a physical experience. This reply can be a double-edged sword.

Identifying with things of the mind and spirit can be problematic for someone who, for whatever reason, has little or no interest in her body or her heritage. By discounting the body and all things connected to it, the yoga practitioner may, like a new convert, embrace a new identity as a "yogi" and overlook her heritage, culture, and history.

Are you your physical body?

The philosophy of yoga reminds us that the journey to mind mastery is long and requires patience, practice and perseverance. In the end there is freedom from suffering. This liberation includes going beyond or not identifying with the physical body. In time, somewhere along the journey, the yoga practitioner gets it! "I am more than the physical body!" And with this realization that she is more than the body, the liberation philosophy often proves to be a diamond worth pursuing. If the person lives mostly …

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