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Surround yourself with a group of friends who are right for you

Do you surround yourself with a group of friends that’s right for you?

Growing up, I remember how parents used to vet my friends. I would even be banned from seeing some of them. The reason behind it: They were not right for me. I never understood the logic behind all this. If anything, I thought they just wanted to make my life miserable. Until I became a teenager and got into trouble in school because of some of those friends. That’s when I began to understand the whole thing. 

One thing growing up has taught me is the importance of surrounding myself with the right people. If the people you are calling friends who are so self-absorbed and cant even listen to you, then it’s about time you reconsidered your choices.

You need to have people who are genuinely interested in you as a person. These are the kind of people who don’t just want you for what you have. Or the kind of people who just want you because you are a stepping stone to something that will better their lives. Opportunists and selfish people are not real friends.

How to identify the right group of friends. 

The right friends will always be there for you. They will laugh with you when happy and comfort you when you are sad. They will sit with you and enjoy your riches. And they will assist you when you don’t have enough. These are the people who will give it to you straight when you are doing things that are detrimental to your life. They won’t sit, watch you and encourage you then laugh at you when you fail. However, if you decide to a hardhead about it, they will stand by your decision and will be there for you when you fall.

Finding the right group of friends isn’t easy. But you are better off without friends at all, than having a bunch of bad ones.

If you notice something off about the people you hang out with, weed them out early enough. It will save you lots of disappointments in future.

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Gift Ideas For Couples

Many people get stuck when it about planning a gift for a single person and planning a gift for a couple is almost impossible for many. It’s very difficult to gift something that is equally important to both of them and something they are equally passionate about. for example, gifting a Cheap hookah to a hookah lower couple.

Let me tell you my own story, it was an anniversary time of one of my closest friend and I got stuck into a similar situation, she was a voracious reader and he was someone who can hardly tolerate reading. I was stuck between the idea of gifting something that can match the passion of both then I got an Idea os gifting them a nice hookah set, since both of then used to enjoy spending time with hookah.

Let’s explore the best gift ideas for couples, I am sure that your search for the perfect gift for the couple will be resolved from the given Ideas below.

Hex Wine Rack

Most of the couple love to have vine together but only a few tend to decorate them on the countertop of the dining area, this is something that will transform their dining area into a statement of elegance. This gift is something you will surely get a lot of appreciation from time to time. And if you want to win the friend of the year statement then you can think of including few bottles of different wines bottles as well.

Couple cocktail glass set

Instead of gifting anything about their utility gift something that will remind them of their happy hours, gift them a couple cocktail glass set that does have some playful saying or their name printed on them.

Couple cocktail glass set is something that will be used only in their alone time and when they would like to have an in-house cocktail date together, and you will surely be praised for gifting them a piece of “”

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Bonfire Log

Bonfire log is a perfect outdoor party gift you can get your hands on, these logs are specially designed to lit with a single matchstick and will stay crackling for more than an hour. They can take this portable log anywhere for their fun date.

Hookah

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like hookah, and a good piece of hookah can be a perfect thing to be gifted to a couple.

Why you should gift a hookah:

  1. Less toxic than conventional smoke
  2. Can have a long conversation while enjoying hookah
  3. Flexibility to enjoy different flavors
  4. Less overall nicotine.
  5. It smells fresh and clean.

 

The jobs that are most competitive amongst volunteers

It is a dream come true for anyone who can travel to other places yet make a difference. These are few of the benefits gained when you embark on a volunteering program. Whether this is due to the gaps in your academic program,  n activity with friends or even a personal journey, helping others through volunteer jobs can be a good option for you. Work with animals in exotic locations, go on a medical internship aboard a floating hospital, work with conservation specialists and teach students on different subjects. Having a volunteer job is a life-changing opportunity to touch other lives. You can learn new skills, touch the lives of others, travel and make a difference.  For couples, this is a good activity that the two of you can get involved in, start working as a couple with these volunteer jobs.

 

Marine conservation at its finest

 

With over 300 beaches along its coastline, volunteer jobs in Costa Rica can never be boring. Turtle hatchings can be experienced every time and anywhere in I beaches. As a volunteer, you have the big role in fighting a battle against poaching and pollution. Turtle conservation and research is the main activity but you can still get involved in health care provisions teaching English or care for children with special needs.

What you can gain in Ghana

 

When you dream of Africa, why not travel to Ghana and embark on jobs that involve teaching English, providing medical care. Unlike other West African nations, Ghana has not experienced the ethnic and civil wars.  Yet, it still faces the challenges of development for its population. As a volunteer, you have the challenge to make a difference in development work.  On a lighter side, while you stay there, be amazed at the historic forts and castles that you cannot find in any African nations. Then marvel at the elephant herds in Mole National Park.

Tibet could be your best bet    

 

The richness of the culture of the Tibetans is enough for one to be lured to travel to Tibet. For someone who has a vast interest in sociology or anthropology, this experience could be for you. If you want to make real connections with people in the community, you can stay at the home of a Tibetan family to for a real-life immersion.

In the heart of South Africa

 

If you are an HIV /AIDS advocate, South Africa is a good place for you as a volunteer. This country has one of the world’s highest rates of HIV/AIDS. Get an opportunity to work with the families of the persons with HIV/AIDs or the orphans. There are HIV education programs that you can get into. Then, if taking breaks from the volunteer job, enjoy the coastline of coastline along Capetown and select from its game parks and private reserves in Addo Elephant National Park. Madikwe  Private Reserve.

Yoga in Nature

Summer Destinations To Refill Your Soul And Recreation

Summer is arriving sooner than we think. And you know what that means? Summer vacation! You may already have a lot of summer destinations in mind but there is something that you need to take into consideration now.

Spa massageThat is taking the vacation advantage to focus on your health and entire well-being. Luckily for you, there are many summer destinations that can help you refill your soul and at the same time keep your vacation as enjoyable as possible.

Bali, Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia is known not only one of the must-go summer destinations but also known to be a sacred island. Locals believe that the said place is magical that explains the mystical vibe it possesses. Because of this, Bali became an ideal place for yoga and other wellness activities. These wellness activities include massages, cookery seminars, dipping in the island’s sacred waters and visits to the Bat Cave temple. These activities can help your body become flexible and make you understand how to have inner calmness.

Sussex, England

Sussex of England is not only known for its many historical sites. It is also the famous home of the magical Ayahuasca drink. It is located at the Well-being and Ceremonial Sanctuary where shamans create this mystical drink.

Ayahuasca is made up of the Ayahuasca vine and Chacruna plant. The Ayamama rain queen, who is the shaman, indoctrinates that the drink can make people attain higher levels of emotional intelligence. People who drink this is said to have a stronger bond with nature. Science claims that the drink is a good detoxifier and can relieve stress.

San Benito Farm, Philippines

The San Benito Farm is a massive area in the Philippines where people can enjoy healthy recreational activities. It is a resort filled with villas, spas, therapy stations, gardens, pools and a relaxing ambiance. The resort also produced naturally and freshly made vegan meals that can help you startup your healthy eating diet.

Thailand

Thailand is not only famous for its many historical structures and rich culture but is also very popular for its uplifting surroundings. The country has aimed itself to help their guest improve themselves. It has a lot of massage spas that offer their worldwide famous Thai massage. It also has beach areas that offer meditation spots, sauna, and other healing treatment spots. The country is also filled with native food products that help you get detoxification. It also has a lot of wellness camps throughout the country that aims to teach both citizens and tourists to live healthy lives.

Yoga in NatureSo what are you waiting for? Add these places as your next summer destination. These places had shown you that you can not only enjoy a nice vacation but also get uplifted and detoxified.

Yoga basics for people that may be new to the art

Yoga has and is still changing the lifestyle of millions

Yoga for the people of the world has become one of the most sought after activities for so many of us, due to its simplicity and effectiveness.

“Your body is a temple” – a phrase that has been used by probably everyone you know involved with health and fitness. The combination of a healthy body and a healthy mind is undoubtedly one heck of a combination for each and everyone of us. Many people, from all over the world, are becoming more and more interested in health and fitness as time goes by and it has become a lifestyle aim for so many of us. 

Yoga is one of those things that has created a name for itself for being a to-go for a healthy lifestyle but at the same time, yoga has a slight stigmatism of being this ultra-spiritual and meditative activity that puts off some people. Nevertheless, yoga is one of the most fun activities you can add to your life. The thing, is yoga for the people like you and me shouldn’t sound as complicated or weird as other people make it to be.

You can incorporate this activity easily within your lifestyle since it is something that can be done in groups, within your own home, at a gym with other people or friends, you can also start yoga lessons with your soulmate, or even your in-laws. It can be an exercise and a bonding experience at the same time.

How to get started

All you need to start incorporating this amazing activity to your every-day life is will to learn the art of yoga and a yoga mat – a thing that can be found very easily. Once you gather patience and will to learn things about yoga, just spread you mat on the floor and start your exercises.

If you find yourself at a gym (alone or with friends or partners), then that is the ideal scenario since you will be able to have face-to-face lessons with professionals that are willing to teach you the correct poses, timing and breaths to achieve your goals in the fastest way possible. In addition to that you will be able to learn or ask about the parts of your body that are being exercised with every pose and how that will help you and your better well-being.

If you are not planning on going to a gym and join classes then, yoga is one of those things you can freely do at home, just be careful not to cause any potential damage, to you or even surrounding vases. Just keep in mind that poses care not counted in seconds but breaths.

There are a whole lot of poses online for free and there are also a ton of poses for beginners. Some of those are: The Mountain pose, The Triangle, Planks, The Downward Facing Dog, The Tree and so many more. All of those poses will be able to be done for under 10 breaths.

Don’t be afraid to start something you that will only make your life better. Discover the art of yoga yourself and reap its benefits!

How to tell your soulmate that you love them

 

Online dating is touted to be the best venue to meet our soulmates. Soulmate love is the best love between two individuals.  Soulmates are individuals with whom you have a very deep connection with. It has been said that you only have one soulmate in your lifetime. If you have been waiting for your soulmate to come into your life, it is sometimes frustrating. There are a lot of those non-soulmate relationships and even marriages. Sometimes soulmates are not destined to meet until they are old. Whenever you will meet your partner, it doesn’t matter when or where it is.

 

Upon meeting your soulmate, you will know it through the connections that you have created. The connection that is between soulmates is noted to be powerful and earth-shaking. Once you have connected with your soulmate, it changes your life forever. Meeting your soulmate is like going to a familiar place or coming home. Even if you have just met your soulmate, it would seem like you have known him or her for a very long time. Thus, parting from this person would be devastating and traumatic especially if that connection has already deepened. It is that feeling that drives you to determine that you have really met this person and this person is truly the one. This is an evidence of a soulmate.

Saying I love you to your soulmate

 

 

When you have established that connection, you would want your soulmate to stay with you for the rest of your life. You feel that the episodes of not being together are unbearable and that you have to stay with your soulmate for all eternity. The only way to establish that relationship is to let your soulmate know what you really feel inside. It is expected that everything will just turn out smoothly after you have expressed your deep and intimate feelings as the two of you share that deep emotion. It is expected that your soulmate will return this love as it is destined to me. For some, they may not have to express this emotion as this is quite palpable and obvious. Everyone who will see the two of you will know that you are meant to be and this is destined to be.

 

Having the relationship with your soulmate

 

 

It is expected that everything will turn out smoothly with your soulmate.  You may not agree with same views but your overall goals and ambitions match. You are two parts of the same whole and no amount of influence from the external forces can break that bond.    Yet if there are challenges, no matter how hard it may seem, these will turn out to be something that will strengthen your relationship. It is not really detrimental to the relationship; instead, it will serve as a learning point to the relationship. It will serve as a unifying force to keep the two of you together as you journey towards achieving your authentic self.  Soulmate love is the best love one can have in a lifetime.

Is there any evidence that soulmates are real?

 

Everybody wants to meet their soulmates, right? For some people, there is a big frantic searching activity for meeting the one. Some may call them as soul mates other as the life partner but whatever their label may be, they are very significant in our lives. But what are soulmates and how do they affect our life? Are soulmates real?  What does science tell us about soulmates? And if they are real, do we have a way of meeting them soon within our lifetime? 

Defining what is a soulmate

Soulmates are those individual we meet at some point in our life who knows who we really are and have an intense connection with us.  Soul mates are those individuals with whom we can have deep relationships with.  Soul mates have that intense connection with us that they can help transcend beyond where we are at, at the present reality and help us to become more than what we are and we can be. Thus, for some soulmates are not necessarily romantic partners.

 

Soulmates but not necessarily romantic partners

Friends and relatives whom we share a deep connection can also be a soulmate. Further, this new definition on soulmates points to a conclusion that soulmates will not be a permanent fixture in our lives as their mission is to make us become more than what we are right now and more than what we can be. All these will happen through our deep connection with them. Our soul mates can help us deal with life – challenges, and difficulties which will be too difficult for us to deal with if we are alone. But the most stunning conclusion, therefore, is that soulmates might not necessarily become the romantic partner.

 

Chances of meeting our soulmates according to science

What do sciences say about soulmates? Is there evidence that points to the chances that we will be able to meet our soulmates in this lifetime? Well, a scientist says that chances of meeting your soulmate seem bleak. Mathematics, for example, calculates that with the number of people in the world and in this lifetime, there is not a chance for us to meet our soulmate. In science, if we believe in metaphysics, we can agree with its claim that there is that energy that connects human beings.

In psychology, their notion is that the more you invest yourself and work through the relationship – the stronger the bond will be with that person. Thus, science has not really concluded that we are to meet our soulmate in this lifetime if we will just concentrate on the ideals of what is a soulmate. What is important, as recommended, is for us to prepare ourselves even before looking for our partner.

 

Search for a life partner instead of a soulmate

At present, we are being told that instead of focusing our energies on finding a life partner. A life partner is a bit different from a soulmate. With soulmates, we may have a deep and soul – reaching connection but with a life partner, we can develop a long-lasting relationship that comes from mutual trust, understanding, and acceptance.

While we want someone to shake us to the core, we also wanted someone to have a lasting relationship with us, not just to change a particular portion or phase in our lives. We want someone to journey with us who will accept us for who we are and help us to become the best that we can be.

Starting your journey to find your soulmate or life partner through online dating

For some, their journey to finding their life partner has already been achieved at one point when they met the love of their life. For some, the journey has just begun and what a way to search for that life partner than to employ different strategies in dating like the online dating apps we have. These online dating services allow you to search for that soulmate/life partner at the convenience of your home or at your own time preference.

The dating sites have screening algorithms that allow you to save time in searching for their thousands of members. Aside from this, your preferences are considered since there are already sites tailored for what you want.

For those who are into interracial dating, there are sites for you.  There is a  site for gay interracial dating which will address your need to meet someone of a different race. With all of these happening in the real life and online, you are well on your way to finding the one.

. Are soulmates real? This is a question that you can now answer.

 

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Perfecting the soulmate search

Identifying a soul connection when dating online

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One of the hardest things to accomplish through the world of online dating is being able to identify a soul connection with a potential partner. Basically, in order to find your soulmate you want to uncover what positive characteristics they possess and whether this matches well with your own. Whereby in the world of traditional dating, where this is an easier task due to the immediate face to face interaction and instant responding that takes place, in the online world with delayed messaging and no face to face interaction this is much harder to identify. So how do you uncover desirable characteristics in the online world, where physical interaction is absent? Here are two tips on what to do:

Ask them if they want to join you in taking a personality test

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A fun activity and one that can reveal a lot about the other person is the completion of a personality test. Most notably the 16-personality test which is a popular, free test that can be taken by individuals and can reveal an interesting assessment of one’s personality.  Leading your potential partner to a google search for the ’16 personalities quiz’ will direct them to a wonderful accredited test that can reveal a lot about their personality due to the wide range of question they will need to answer to get a listed personality type. The resultant personality type that your potential partner reveals will then guide you to an idea about just what types of characteristics they possess and whether these traits match up well with your own.

 

Ask the right questions

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A lot of time in online conversation with a potential partner is spent conversing via email or chat. To ensure that you are not merely asking the mundane and that the questions you ask will help you identify whether your potential partner may be the one you need to ask the right questions. This can provide an added benefit of making your chat unique. Whereas the potential partner may be used to common questions in a chat with other online dating members, your questions will be unusual, colorful and more thought inducing. A simple google search for ‘questions to ask to identify the ideal soul mate’ will lead to a variety of pages with a range of questions to ask to gain an understanding whether the person is right for you.

 

Employing these techniques when chatting with your online friend may just help you gain a greater understanding of whether this person is one that will be worth pursuing.