Home Health Wellness Wellness oi-Praveen By Praveen Kumar | Published: Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 10:30 [IST] Most of us have the habit of covering the toilet seat's edge with a roll of toilet paper. Why do we do it? For protection. We think that that paper acts like a layer of protection and prevents all the bacteria and microorganisms from coming into contact with the skin. But wait! Experts claim that this practice increases the chances of getting exposed to the bacteria and germs! Also Read: Why You Must Squat To Defecate? Does it mean you don't have to cover the toilet seat with toilet paper? Yes, say experts. Now, let us discuss why. Fact #1 We generally assume that toilets are full of germs. That's actually true. But what most of us don't know is the fact that toilet seats are designed in such a way to keep away the germs. Observe the smooth surface of the toilet seat and the curvy-round edges. They … [Read more...] about Never Put Toilet Paper On The Toilet Seat! Read This!
Home Yoga spirituality Faith mysticism Faith Mysticism oi-Prerna Aditi By Prerna Aditi on April 14, 2021 Lord Rama is considered to be one of the significant deities in the Hindu culture. He is said to be the descendant of the Ikshvaku dynasty and the son of King Dashrath, the mighty ruler of Ayodhya. Every year the Navami tithi during the Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month is observed as Ram Navami, the birth anniversary of Lord Rama. This year the festival will be observed on 20 and 21 April 2021. Hindus all over the world observe this day with utmost dedication and devotion. They worship Lord Rama and seek His blessings. In addition to this, they also listen to the legends of Lord Rama on this day. One such story is of Shabri and her half-eaten berries. If you haven't heard this popular tale, then scroll down to read on. Long ago, there lived a hunter. He had a daughter named Shabri. Though she wasn't good in … [Read more...] about Ram Navami 2021: The Story Of Lord Rama, Shabri And Her Half-Eaten Berries
This post is published in three parts. Please click on the link below for Part 2. For those of us who hold compassion as a central value, and perhaps are actively working to create a more compassionate world, one of the most frustrating and demoralizing experiences is having to deal with uncompassionate people. These are people who, despite being made aware of widespread suffering or of their harmful impact on those around them, seem not to care and to prioritize their own self-interest over the well-being of others. Ironically, though, our frustration with those who are disconnected from their compassion is often precisely what causes us to disconnect from our own compassion. We may struggle to feel charitable, to maintain a sense of goodwill toward these individuals, and we may therefore interact with them in a way that brings about the opposite effect of what we want. For example, perhaps you explain to someone that eating more vegan foods supports the well-being of animals … [Read more...] about Compassion Privilege: Why Caring People Are Sometimes Unkind
An easy way to reduce this 4-inch pile of mail Author's collection Organizing Tips I love to read organizing tips, and there are some great ones out there. For example, there’s the famous two-minute rule offered by Getting Things Done guru David Allen. This rule advises you to get those random calls and tasks off your list first thing in the morning—as long as each one will take no more than two minutes. Fellow PT blogger Gretchen Rubin uses a " power hour " each week to demolish those one-time chores that stick to your to-do list. But there is one tip that has not only saved me both time and frustration; it has also helped me add focus to my work day. Ever since I read this advice about 7 years ago, I’ve probably saved roughly 30-40 minutes a week by terminating an activity that was frittering away my precious time. And the entire process was painless. The Best Time-Saving Tip The tip that has been such a great time-saver is this: Stop aimlessly flipping … [Read more...] about An Easy Way to Save 10 Minutes a Day—and Be Happier
Source: Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock Parents often make excuses for their children’s outrageous behavior, whether it's a preschooler’s tantrum or a teen ’s sullen refusal to do what he or she has been asked. Children who become unmanageable or verbally abusive to their parents are, in fact, bullies , although most parents don’t think of these behaviors in that way. Maybe they should. Sean Grover , a New York psychotherapist, mustered the courage to call such children exactly what they are— bullies —and figured out how frustrated parents can take charge again and restore positive parent-child relationships. Here's what he had to say: Sean, you have worked with children and parents for more than 20 years. What prompted you to write, When Kids Call the Shots: How to Seize Control from Your Darling Bully—and Enjoy Being a Parent Again ? Grover: Years ago, when I started to feel I was being bullied by my own child, I read every parenting book I … [Read more...] about The 3 Types of Parents Who Get Bullied by Their Own Children