Aromatherapy – Nature’s Fragrant

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We all know how fragrances make us feel. Some scents make us euphoric, others have a more Pest Removal soothing effect, and specific familiar aromas can transport us back in time and bring on feelings of nostalgia. The psychological and emotional effects of fragrance and the extreme importance of our sense of smell are evident. However, did you know these very same fragrances can also be used to heal your body and create well-being on your life? Aromatherapy is a famous technique amongst healers from all areas of the world and all civilizations.

What do they know that you don’t?

As with Color Therapy, Sound Healing, Crystal Healing, and Energy Therapy, the aim of Aromatherapy, within the scope of healing, is to activate the sensations of the body. The goal is to eliminate the conditioned, logical, and analytical mind, thus activating the superb fact of”feeling” and experiencing life in it most empirical and purest form. It is in this empirical state, that we have the ability to break the illusions of separation and connect on a deeper level with the energies that surround us. Dr. Richard Gerber MD, author of Vibrational Medicine, informs us that one of the best ways we can change dysfunctional patterns in our bodies would be to administer therapeutic doses of frequency-specific energy. We do so by using herbs, crystals, sound, and energy also known as vibrational medicines.

It’s common knowledge and practice, that scent can affect physical and mental changes in living beings. We experience it frequently in our daily lives. When we smell a fragrance, it triggers a direct emotion or feeling, making us happy, excited, calm or even nostalgic. Aromatherapy, practiced throughout thousands of years, dating back to the early Egyptians and the Vedic culture of India, where plant extracts and medicinal plants are still widely used.

Through the educated and controlled use of essential oils, we have the ability to achieve physical, emotional health, and overall well-being. Like other holistic practices, Aromatherapy is always utilised to treat the”whole” person and not just the symptom or the disease.The application of essential oils is historically mentioned countless times and during varied civilizations (Egyptians, Greeks, Romans etc.) for a variety of health-related applications. Today, there are thousands of research on essential oils. We are aware that their effectiveness is correctly merited by their composition of very small molecules, that have the ability to penetrate deeply and quickly into our cells (Transdermal delivery).

The sense of smell is the most neglected of all the senses in humans. This is astonishing when we consider that to seventy-five percent of what we perceive as taste, actually comes from our sense of smell. The neurons that sense the odor molecules, lie deep inside the nasal cavity, in a patch of cells called the olfactory epithelium. To understand how odor is humanly perceived, it’s necessary to know why the limbic system permits us to behave differently when undergoing different odors. The Limbic system is a complex system of nerves and networks in the brain, involving many areas close to the border of the cortex, related to our instinct and disposition. It also controls our most basic emotions (fear, pleasure, anger) and drives (hunger, sex, dominance, care of offspring). A very important component of smell is that olfactory neurons make up the only sensory pathway, that is in direct contact with the mind. Because of the close link to the limbic center, feelings and emotions can naturally be controlled, as well as memory.

The application and uses of Aromatherapy in recovery, obey the exact same Universal Law that everything vibrates at different and specific frequencies. Every atom in the universe has a specific vibratory or periodic movement. And, all these enzymes has a distinctive crystalline form with a specific vibratory frequency. The vibrational frequency of an oil reflects the inherent integrity of these elements and the intrinsic enzymes embodied within its substance.

The process of using Aromatherapy in healing treatments is to employ plant-derived oils with the correct matching frequency. Therefore, allowing the physical body to absorb these energetic vibrations and bring the body back to a state of well-being and equilibrium. Essential oils do not resonate with the toxins in our bodies; nevertheless, do they resonate with negative emotions. This incompatibility is what naturally helps remove toxins and toxic energy from our systems. Aromatherapy, energetically speaking, can help dislodge forgotten traumas by surfacing them into our consciousness. For, it is in a state of consciousness that we can confront, deal with them, and let them go. The therapeutic properties of the method, create exceptional vibrational remedies, effective at healing or rebalancing the body/mind/soul/spirit.

It is fairly simple to incorporate Aromatherapy into your everyday life. You do not have to be a master of herbs and plants. Choose a few. Learn about their energetic properties. Smell each oil. How can they make you feel? Once you have narrowed down your list and hand picked your favorites, here are some DIY ideas:

Place a few drops on a tissue and put it in the air vents in your vehicle. Enjoy Aromatherapy everywhere you go. No need to schedule additional time to enjoy the benefits of essential oils.
You can combine your favorite oils with coconut or jojoba oil (my favorites) and use them instead of your regular perfume.
Mix your essential oil in distilled water. Then, using a spray bottle, spray it as an air freshener around the home. You can also spray it on your favorite pillows and throws.
Be Creative! You’re Unique!

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You might be an avid do-it-yourself fan or perhaps it’s something you will try for the first time. There might be several reasons why you want to create your own furniture which might be price or you get a unique idea.

You will need to decide what sort of patio furniture you desire. In other words, will it be made from wood or metal? For wood, you won’t need too much skill, as hopefully you’d have had any experience with woodwork in college or with your dad when you were young. For metal, you might require a bit of ability as the tools you will need are specialised.

If you go for a metal framed patio set, then you will have to source the identical sort of metal. This will help you with the construction and the soldering procedure. With metal you’ll need to solder the pieces together so that it may be sturdy. To begin the process you will have to gauge the parts and cut them to size. Make sure that you measure twice to avoid any mishaps with the length of the parts. Place all of the parts in the order you will join them. Double check this. As soon as you are sure of every part’s positioning then begin with soldering it together. Once the pieces are together and you have all of your patio seats, you can paint it the color you would like. The metal patio set will prove to be cold and hard to sit on.

The wood option is usually more popular because it doesn’t rust and it is a cheaper alternative to the metal. Typically, people find unused pallets and use it to create their own furniture masterpieces. With pallet wood you don’t have to start from scratch. You may want to bring a glass top for a smooth surface. For the seats you will need to take the pallet apart so as to slice the wood together to make it more sturdy. You’ll need a saw, hammer, nails and glue to achieve this. Again, make sure that you measure the length of the timber so that your patio seats are all the exact same size and are symmetrical. If you’re happy with the measurements, then glue and nail the wood pieces together. Gauge the seating and back area. Send those measurements together with your choice of material into the furniture maker who will make it for you. That part you do not have to make yourself, because sewing the cushions can be somewhat tricky if you haven’t done it before.

A Better Life

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In short, they represent the Buddha’s basic teaching that liberates people from suffering. These four truths can be outlined as follows:

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Life involves struggle, frustration and suffering in both obvious and subtle forms. Even when things appear peaceful externally, we don’t experience permanent satisfaction in anything but may feel an undercurrent of internal anxiety and uncertainty. This is the inherent problem of existence.

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The cause of suffering is craving which stems from ignorance. We suffer because we tend to blame our problems on things outside ourselves. We resist the fact that life is impermanent and change is constant – instead, we grow frustrated once the world does not act the way we believe it should and life doesn’t conform to our expectations. We try to push away some things while grasping others.

3. Suffering Stops When Craving Ends

Since we are ultimately those that cause our own suffering from perpetuating the cycle of craving and immunity, we also have the ability to end our suffering. Even if life is unpredictable and impermanent, we can change the way we respond to it. By awakening to the true nature of our timeless souls, we could end the chase after external satisfaction and permanence, and so end the suffering. In the awakened mind, it is not the suffering that stops, but the urge.

4. There’s A Path Out Of Suffering

By adopting the path of right living, we can wake up to our Higher nature. This path involves ethical living, developing wisdom and discernment, and adhering to a personal practice that supports our emerging consciousness. This personal journey of awakening frees us from suffering and ultimately leads to enlightenment.

Our human tendency is to avoid all suffering and pain, which only perpetuates our struggle.

Instead, I suggest we look at the Four Noble Truths as recommendations for right living; guidelines to help us navigate life’s challenges more efficiently. By introducing the Four Noble Truths as practical guidelines for living, they become powerful tools to guide our responses to life.

Practical Application with AREA

I suggest using the acronym AREA to remember the arrangement of the Four Noble Truths in practical ways: Accept Life As Is, Release Reactivity, End Grasping, and Act Appropriately.

When we respond to these Four Noble Truths in proper ways, they will indeed expand our inner area of spaciousness and peace, and finally expand the area or scope of our True nature.

Accept Life As Is
once we allow conscious awareness to infuse everything we do, we become more tolerant. We no longer interpret everything that does not go our way as a personalized attack on our ego selves; insteadwe recognize it for simply being a part of life. When we experience a setback, we can see it as an opportunity for learning and growth; not as something unfair to be judged or avoided.
The Course in Miracles teaches that it is the meaning or interpretation we give to things, making them appear as good or bad; in truth, it simply is a part of life. Embracing the very impermanence of life can foster in us a deeper appreciation for the fleeting and precious nature of every moment.

Release Reactivity
Individual neurobiology makes it virtually impossible for us to always maintain a state of inner equilibrium without religious awareness. Our perceptions are continuously providing feedback through physical symptoms, emotions, thoughts and feelings. Equilibrium requires us to be with reactivity in another way: learning how to respond instead of to react. We stop the cycle of reactivity by understanding that sensory feedback loops are valuable messages to react to; not interference to respond to, judge, resist or prevent.
When we experience physical symptoms or pain, our innate reactivity may prompt us to either resist the symptoms with drugs or to grasp for some miracle cure out of ourselves. Rather, perhaps it would be more meaningful to first dialogue with the symptoms for a deepened understanding of what they’re trying to tell us; and once we know the deeper message, we’ll be able to respond appropriately so the messenger could be published. This process of responding rather than reacting allows us to create more internal space for growth in consciousness.

End Grasping
it is vital to learn how to respond to life’s difficulties having an open mind, free from the conditioned behaviors of judgment, fear or craving. The Sedona Method puts it this way: “Embrace that which you resist, and concede that to which you cling.”
Relinquishing our positionalities rewards us with freedom from craving. Positionalities are actually nothing other than learned behaviors and limiting beliefs, so relinquishing them opens up space for us to thrive.

Act Appropriately
In shamanic traditions, proper action is referred to as”right living.” Appropriate action requires conscious awareness of our inner motives, beliefs and reactions. It nurtures the growth of the observer/witness, or our Soul self. It’s in aligning with this Higher aspect of being, that we are transformed to live from our full potential.
The more we fine-tune our responses to life appropriately reflect our Higher nature, the more inner freedom, peace and joy we experience. This is the core of all personal growth. Developing a path of appropriate action nourishes us all levels and honors our true purpose in life – the embodiment of our Higher nature.

Using AREA can act as a practical reminder to keep us aligned with the Four Noble Truths. The end result is much more inner peace, harmony and joy.

Bad Leadership

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Although, historically, politics, has been marginally, partisan, in nature, we have never, in recent memory, observed, such a degree of unwillingness, to consider, bipartisan cooperation, even when it is the requirement of the American people. This behavior, which might be referred to, as, politics, over policy/ people, is bad leadership, because it, unfairly favors, one’s political supporters, over the rest of the public. Wouldn’t we better served, if, after elected, politicians transformed into statesmen, and focused on the common good, rather than personal political agenda, and/ or self – interest? With that in mind, this article will try to briefly consider, review, and discuss, 5 reasons, this is, both, bad policy and a lack of genuine leadership.

1. Not relevant: Empty rhetoric and promises, might garner votes, and be popular, but it is not genuine leadership, nor in the best interests of the general public! America, especially with the many challenges, the world and nation, faces, today, needs relevant solutions, as opposed to polarization, or pitting one segment against another! Whether this is due to the exceptional character, and nature, of President Donald Trump, or an undesirable tendency, it doesn’t achieve, what is best, for many Americans!

2. Unsustainable: President Trump, in an effort to be popular, and honor his campaign promise, to change the taxation system, and lower taxation, endorsed the legislation, passed towards the end of 2017, which was portrayed, as focused on the middle – class, while actually, favoring the wealthiest individuals and corporations. In the, less than half – year, since enacted, we have observed a enormous expansion of the federal deficit, with predictions, for ever – expanding shortages, into the future, and corporations, which Trump and his assistants, asserted, would use the extra revenues, to employ more people, and pay more, have really, used most of this windfall, to grow their corporate gains!

3. Change should be, for the better, not just, for change – sake: When political rhetoric becomes empty promises, the change is, seldom, beneficial, to the overall good, of most Americans. Quantify the results, not, by the amount of rhetoric and promises, but, instead, whether it generates added benefits, for most Americans!

4. Common good, not personal agenda: Be certain, the policies and plans, are not based on personal or political agendas, or somebody’s self – interests! Unless/ until, the focus, consistently, focuses on service to the public, for the common good, instead to a politician’s assistants, and/ or donors, elected officials aren’t representing us!

5. While, this meant different things to different folks, I resented the word, again, because it indicated, we weren’t already, a quality state, and urged usto look back, to the past, instead of, into the future. We should, rather seek, to improve how government serves its people, instead of elected officials, and/ or special attention!

Unfortunately, as we are currently seeing and observing, politics and self – interest, seem to be prioritized!

Most Beautiful Horse Breed in the World

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The breed goes back to the late seventeenth century, to the northwestern corner of North America and especially into the huge area that covered what is now part of the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. This was the land inhabited by the Nez Percé American Indians, and it is to their forward-thinking horsemanship and breeding practices the Appaloosa owes its success.

Though the Nez Percé developed this spotted breed, the history of spotted horses is a very long one, with images of spotted horses emerging in prehistoric European cave paintings from around 17,000 B.C.E. Spotted horses-in particular the Austrian Noriker and the Danish Knabstrup – were extremely popular in Europe and were in good demand from the sixteenth century to do from the increasingly popular Riding Schools. Lots of the hallowed Spanish horses, also, including the revered Andalusian, once exhibited spotted coat colorings.

Horses introduced to the Americas by the Spanish conquistadores carried the powerful spotted coat gene, which spread into North America since the Spanish continued their explorations. The Shoshone tribe from southern Idaho became great horse traders, and it was largely from the Shoshone the Nez Percé, whose land was further west and north, acquired their stock of horses. The Nez Percé’s land, with its fertile plains and sheltered locations, was highly acceptable for raising horses, and the tribe quickly established a substantial breeding stock. Only the best horses were stored as stallions, whereas those of poor quality were gelded. The tribe kept the best of its breeding stock and got rid of the poorer horses through trading with other tribes. The numbers of their horses rose rapidly, and the Nez Percé became an affluent tribe according to their huge stock of horses. In the early 1800s, the American explorer Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809) described the Nez Percé’s horses as”of an excellent race; they’re elegantly formed, active, and durable.”

Color was an important consideration for the Nez Percé, not just for ornamentation and decorative purposes but also for camouflage. However, their main concern when breeding was to create an all-around horse of excellent stamina, speed, and toughness, and one which was able to survive on lean rations. Their horses became renowned for these qualities and were as effective at pulling a plow since they were of covering enormous distances at speed with a rider. The most prized of their horses were used during biblical campaigns and were swift, agile, and smart, and the most revered of them were the spotted ones.

Afterwards the horse became known as”a Palouse,” then as an Appalousey. The name Appaloosa was not given to the strain until 1938 with the formation of the Appaloosa Horse Club, established to preserve the breed. Some fifty years earlier, however, the plucky, spotted breed was all but wiped out during the Nez Percé War fought between the American Indians and the U.S. government in 1877. The Nez Percé managed to outwit and outrun the U.S. cavalry for over three months and around 1,300 miles (2,092 km) of treacherous terrain, solely due to the fortitude and endurance of their Appaloosa horses. The Nez Percé were undefeated in battle but finally surrendered to prevent further hardships to the people trying to weather the frigid Montana winter. The conditions of their surrender stated that they be allowed to return to their lands in the spring with their horses, but instead they were sent to North Dakota and many of their beloved and prized animals slaughtered. Some escaped, and others were later rounded up by ranchers and sold or used.

Following this, a few of the horses which had survived were quickly dispersed at auction and acquired by a few private individuals and ranchers who recognized their own inborn qualities and began to breed them. In 1937, the magazine Western Horseman published a post on the Appaloosa written by Francis Haines, sparking public interest in the breed. The following year, Claude Thompson, a breeder of the spotted horses, combined with others and established the Appaloosa Horse Club to preserve and promote the horses. By 1947, there were two hundred registered horses and a hundred members. Just three decades later, under the leadership of George Hatley, the team had a phenomenal figure of over 300,000 horses registered, making it the third-largest light-horse breed registry. During this regeneration of the Appaloosa there was a introduction of Arabian blood and considerable influence in the Quarter Horse, which may be observed in the muscular framework of the modern Appaloosa.

In 1994 the Nez Percé tribe now based in Idaho began a breeding program to develop the Nez Percé horse. The intention of this application, which relies on breeding old Appaloosa stock with Akhal Teke stallions, is to create an elegant, tough, versatile, and agile horse that’s equivalent in its attributes to the original horses of the Nez Percé. Some, though not all, of those horses exhibit the spotted coat pattern of the Appaloosa heritage, even though they generally stick to the sleeker, finer frame of the Akhal Teke. Today, Appaloosa is considered among the most beautiful horse breeds

How Do You Go On Without Your Mom?

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There were a lot of individuals whom I knew: teachers, neighbors, acquaintances, friends, fellow-students, relatives, but I won’t ever forget my Mom, and her name- Maria.

I will be grateful to her for everything I’ve ever had in my life. She hated injustice, any sort of it, and I hate it, too. She was a great believer, possibly, she had been making mistakes, but she was an ardent Christian who was able to walk 3 km on foot to pray in the “little church”, as she called it. She was calm, but I remember, how devotedly she was praying on the knees, that hurt her from the long work, from the chilly winter, by the deprivation. She had just a two-room flat, which she had to fight for, as she wasn’t a physician, a nurse, but only a waitress. An honest and an open-minded person. Her manners were sweet, she looked at the people with jolly light in her eyes. Green or sometimes gray… Those were the eyes of the reality. She taught me the truthfulness and the honesty, the sense of respect and dignity.

I will never forget her face, small and nice, in fact, pretty, sun-burned from sunlight and the years, but always amicable, constantly companionable.

She enjoyed the Holidays, the Christian holidays, the Easter and Christmas. She liked to cook the 12 main dishes for Christmas, She always enjoyed Christmas trees and got me to decorate them. She liked the lights on the New-Year Tree. She liked happiness, of which she did not have too much. She was always pleased to see me or my half-brother. Each day, when we were with her, was a vacation for her.

I will never forget her hands: how many things she needed to make with them! When I was very little, she had to bring wood for the furnace to heat up our one-room apartment. Afterwards, she used to bring a few coal to make the room warm. When there was no timber, she had to walk in the nearest grove and to collect the fallen tree branches, to bring them and to use them as wood to the stove.

Her life was tough. She was able to live with my grandfather and my grandmother (be awarded to them the Kingdom of Heaven!) , she had to work in the area, to graze the cows, to pick up berries, palm bay, fl squirrel control services, to bring the sheaves into the house, to wash, to cook, to help with the rest of her brothers and sisters (they were 8).

She could not really get decent education, as she had to work at home. They could research only in winter time, in ferocious frosts. There was the rule: sisters had to go to college in turn, as they had only 1 pair of booties to use. The elder went more often, the younger, my mother rarer. She had only 3 levels of the elementary school, but she knew that a lot, she learned a lot from life. She could read and write, in Ukrainian and in Russian. She spoke both fluently.

Her family was not from Ukraine. They were from Poland. She used to tell me, how they were going to Rzeszow on foot into the church. She also mentioned, that they often were visiting a Polish Catholic church, and, even, celebrated Christmas with their neighbors, and the neighbors visited them on “their” holidays.

They were deported from their territory in 1945, I think, according to the Polish “Vistula-Operation” order, which, I think, was a mistake, as, after, in the loft, I found a birth certificate of my grandma, in which it had been denoted “rusinka”, which imply a Rusyn.

They had to leave all they had, and come to a place they did not know, but they wanted to be closer to the boundary, perhaps, hoping that the times would change, and they’ll have the ability to return to their real Fatherland. It did not happen.

They all worked hard. They overcome the Nazis job, with which they had an issue with their grandmother, as a German asked her, if they had “a Russ”, and she misunderstood him, thinking that he had been requesting an iron to press clothes.

They had to hide in trenches during the Polish-Ukrainian conflict, as my grandpa told me, that they were afraid, as many people were slaughtered in their homes.

They had to “enlist” in a collective farm, as the Soviets needed to “prove” their truthfulness to Bolshevism, and they took from them all they had, having left just one cow, 1 horse and ten hens. With 8 children.

They had to work day and night. They could work on their plot only on Saturday, but not frequently, either, as, very often, they were ordered to work for the collective farm.

My mother was quite young, when she needed to start to work for a “lady” in Lviv/Lwo’w.

Later, when there was a sanatorium opened, she moved back to her loved ones, and started to work there, being just 15 years old. She had to work to help the household. In the evening, snow or wind, rain or thunderstorm, she had to return, and, early in the morning, she had to go to work again, until she was given a room to live in.

She understood the war. She told me, that she had been helping bringing bullets to the soldiers. She was brave.

She met my “dad” at a location of her job, but he appeared to be a rascal, as many of the chaps were, drank, abandoned me and her, so that I had never seen him and had never known him.

I was told by my aunt, which my mother had no money for her to feed me, she went to Lviv, where my biological father lived, took his jacket and his watch, sold it, and decided never to see him again. She was right.

She adored the poultry, she tried to be nice and rich enough even during the years of the Soviet crisis, when there was nothing in stores. We had been working on our “rod” (plot) planting potatoes and other veggies. We had some hut for the poultry. We had vegetables and meat, as we worked.

She helped me so much: she was giving me money, the provision, when I was a student in Drohobych. I had been missing her so much, that, first I was coming home every week, however, it was very difficult, as it took 6 hours to arrive.

We loved her. She loved us, the boys. I can barely find the right words of gratitude to say enough thanks to what she’d done for me.

She was my heroine. She’ll ever be.

I remember her asking me to go to church, when I was living in the US. She was very proud and joyful. I was not. I had my reasons. I used to study in Rome, but she asked me to come back home, to Ukraine. I don’t understand, if I had been right, as my brother told me to stay there and to continue research. He did not know, that among the beauty and luxury of the Italian Capital, I was a foreigner, who obtained the “permesso di soggiorno” (consent for remaining) just before my departure to Ukraine: Italians did not really respect me or my knowledge. She might have been correct. Thank you!

I will never forget, the last time, once I met her. She was ill living at her sister’s place in a village. She wanted me to stay, but I couldn’t. She explained that my wife and my son and their relatives did not want me. But I knew: he needed me, maybe, not instantly, but it was important for him to understand, that I was nearby, I could help him, he knew he had a father.

We were left alone, in my aunt’s house, as she had been in the hospital. My mom was helping with the poultry, with water, with everything else, as my aunt could not walk any more: the work as a cook almost killed her.

I didn’t understand, what to do. I was telling her news every day reading the papers aloud. She liked to plead with me. I found a booklet of Prayers to S. Antonius, and we prayed the entire booklet in one seating. She was happy, tired and consoled.

She knew, I would return to my son, and she told me never come again, as he needed me I guess.

I adored her, and one cannot even imagine, how sad I was leaving her. But she was not alone. She was with her sister. I knew, she desired to live at her place, but it was impossible, as she was old, ill, and she could not be left alone.

Dear Mother, excuse me, please, if I did anything wrong. I loved you so much!

I called every week to talk to my aunt and my mother. My aunt told me not to call so often and not to spend so much money on the calls. I was sending them some money to help them out: the two could not walk. And the money wasn’t of big help, since the ambulance, according to my aunt, did not even come, when they heard that it had been an older woman who needed help. The doctors had one comment: “era”.

I lost her in April. My half-brother called me at night and said that she was no more. I called my aunt. She said that my mother died on her hands: she got up, my aunt gave her some water with honey,and she passed away…

It was the most difficult time for me. I gave some money to my brother, I sent some money to my aunt, I went to the church to order a service. I had been praying day and night, three days, as it was ordered. I know God will forgive her sins, if any, She will be awarded the winner of Our Lord. She was good, and had good hope in Jesus Christ.

I have her photo on top of the shelf in my area. The photograph of a young woman. She was my mom, and I am praying for her every day, in every language I understand. I think, I will be doing it for ever. I loved her, as much as she loved me. God, please, be merciful her, the person who had an old icon in the times, when her family was living in Poland. The icon of the Virgin Mary from Lourdes, with an inscription in French

Knowing Yourself

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Although, it seems, the huge majority, of individuals, seem to believe, they fully comprehend, themselves, including their needs, goals, priorities, strengths, weaknesses, etc, the reality is, it is indeed, only the rare individual, who is actually, ready, willing, and able, to move, with the utmost degree of introspection, and objectivity, in order to truly, know his SELF! Either most of us, bury – our – mind – in the sand, and move, with a sense of denial, or, we’re reluctant, to do, all that is needed and necessary, to become the best, we might possibly be. With that in mind, this article will attempt to briefly, discuss, review, and consider, using the mnemonic approach, what this means, and why it’s important and relevant.

1. Strengths; system; alternatives: Begin this process, by objectively, and thoroughly, considering, and evaluating, both, your strengths, as well as weaknesses! How will understanding, and understanding these, make you, better, and more successful? When obstacles present themselves, will you resort to whining and whining, or realize, quality and improvement, comes from proceeding, consistently, in a solutions – oriented manner! Avoid making excuses, however, always, proceed, focused on achieving your aims!

2. Emphasis; compassion; excellence; endurance: You will only get along, better, with others, when you are willing to listen effectively, and learn consistently, to be able to move, with the utmost level, of genuine empathy! Be strategic, and understand, where to place your emphasis! Avoid the temptation, to take, good – enough, but, rather, demand your utmost degree, of personal excellence. You must understand, life always presents obstacles and challenges, and the most successful people, see obstacles as challenges, rather than problems, and persist, when others give up! Will you maintain this level of relevant endurance, to be able to remain personally motivated, to focus on being, the best, you might possibly be?

3. Like; love; learning; listening; Raccoon Removal, leadership: Can you really, like yourself, and think about yourself, worthy of being respected, etc? Do you care, sufficient, to appreciate, to do, what you need to? What will you be learning, every day? Are you paying attention, listening, and getting better, by benefiting from each experience, and/ or conversation? Do you have the personal leadership, to do, what’s best, rather than merely, expedient?

4. Religion; face facts; fruition: Will you have enough, faith, in yourself, to trust, your choices, and do, what is best? Rather than burying – your – head, in the sand, it’s important, to face the facts, and proceed, accordingly!

How well do you understand, and know, your SELF? How might you, consistently, use this, to become better?

How Can You Mistake Someones Identity?

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Anywhere in the world you visit today, you’ll see that Nigeria is negatively talk of the town, they are never known to be good people, though there are a whole lot of good ones. But on their side, the world thinks that the weed of crime bears bitter fruit. They do not care to know Which section of Nigeria you come from, and how often an indigence of a particular region has been caught in a mischievous act, once “Nigeria” is mentioned, “nothing good comes from criminal schemes”. That would be the final judgement.

It says;

“If Africans don’t love Italians, they will not come to Italy, since there are an infinite number of destination options, even for undocumented immigrants. But it pains me so much that the people we love do not love us, they optically discern Africans as devils, precisely Nigerians. When a black man greets Italians on the road, they won’t respond, when he goes to their church (Catholic) they’ll avoid his sit, they’ll also avoid his sit on a bus. There are many black Africans craving on the roads of Italy, they weren’t destined to crave, but it’s due to the situation they find themselves in Italy. Most of them have great erudition and expertise for different kinds of tasks, but because they’re black people, the opportunity of working in a company is less. I haven’t indited this to reprehend nor contradict the people of Italy, of course I love them and I will always love them, but I have written this to make them realise that everyone is human, no difference. However, It isn’t only Italians which are concerned in this matter, but they seem to be more xenophobic. In Nigeria where I come from, once we see white people, we treat them brotherly, we welcome and protect them even more than we protect ourselves, we do the same to other of our foreigners that are not white. We are not doing this because we are fools, but because we love Raccoon In Attic. The Bible tells us how foreigners should be treated in twenty five chapters of the Bible, but I will only mention two; (Leviticus 19:33-34)(Deuteronomy 10:19) these chapters say “We should treat foreigners how we treat ourselves”. The Bible withal tells us that man was created in the image of God, but it does not inform us that the picture was Black, White, Coloured or whatever. So, I really don’t see the reason why there ought to be hatred among us. Whether you are a Christian, Muslim, Hindu or belong to any other faith, God is one, that’s the reason even us his children must be together as one, it does not matter your colour. So please, stop avoiding Black people, the colour is natural, It’s Not dirt nor disease”

You see, but today the story has changed, I have understood where their detestation for the Nigerians comes from. We’re THE CAUSE OF EVERYTHING

In my whole life I have never believed in “Cultism”. However, Cultism used to be considered as a group of people who have a religious or cultural identity, but today, it has grown into a different religion through creating a radical different theology, (Cannibalism) the killing and eating of another one’s own species. I have never sold nor taken hard drugs before, and I don’t have any intention of doing that until death knocks on my door. I have never paid a dime to a prostitute for sexual intercourse since I was born, and I don’t have any intention of doing that till I die. Formerly, I might have naively begged for presents from my loved ones in my childhood, therefore, I’d call that “youthful exuberance”, but I have never and will never think of standing on the streets of Italy begging for “cash” whereas I am not handicapped, I’m physically and mentally intact to work, even if it must maintain a mortuary, for as long as money comes out from there, I will be obliged to work it. Why?

I ask; has that not differ my individuality and character from yours? Is it not obvious that there are still some people who try so hard to stay good citizens just for the improvement of their respective societies?

In Italy, Africans especially Nigerians have been involved into cultism, which violates the law of the European union as a whole, their latest attitude is beyond imagination, and the matter concerning them has been tagged on the table, since they’re now viewed as DEVILS than ever. But if you follow the descendants of those law breakers, you’d find out that they’re always the very same people from a particular region of Nigeria, (Edo state).

Now I ask again; If you shield someone and he attempts to set your home on fire, what would you do? Would you blame the Italian authorities for whatsoever actions they may take against the Nigerians? .

I won’t blame them, because nobody cuts the finger that feeds him.

You took risk by traveling to Libya through “Sahara desert” and because of the ongoing persecutions and black slave trading in Libya, you couldn’t stay, you needed to take another risk to Italy through the Mediterranean sea, which I describe as “suicidal journey”, luckily, you arrived in peace and were welcomed by Italians harmoniously, they provide everything you need, let you wait patiently while your documents are on the process. Your duties would have been (giving God the glory) but instead, some of you decide to bring tears into the eyes of their rescuers.

You see, that’s the reason I have stopped being angry whenever Italians ignore my greetings on the road, I have stopped being angry whenever they prevent my sit on a public bus, and it does not pain me anymore whenever I go to work for them and they overlabour me as a servant.

I’m well decided to tolerate all. . Believing that God will vindicate me one day, because he knows the heart of everybody, he knows the innocent and the guilty. The area I get angry is that we are known as NIGERIANS. But there is one thing that people don’t understand, Nigeria shouldn’t be seen as a country, but a continent of FOUR countries, including; (Biafra, Oodua, Arewa & Middle Belt) they were partially joined as one by the British. Now, tell me why there should not be ideological differences.

Characteristically, BIAFRANS aren’t known as cultists, drug dealers, prostitutes, beggars and doers of other violative characters. Rather, we are famous for “Business” we work hard to maintain our reputations because Biafrans, especially the “Igbos” love to be admired everywhere they are, so, we respect ourselves a lot, too.

In Italy, it is tough to find an Igbo man into cultism, it is tough to find an Igbo man coping on hard drugs, it is hard to get an Igbo woman into prostitution, it is tough to find an Igbo person begging on the street, if not for the few of those who have been conscripted into doing all these because of greed, bad association, impatience and stupidity.

Merely to beat the rap, that is to evade punishment and certainty to all Nigerians for any offense committed by Nigerian.

Whats The Deal With Dating During A Divorce?

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It can be tempting to start dating after you and your spouse have decided to file for divorce. After all, it is always comforting to have a third party there to support you through this challenging time. Although you and your spouse may have already separated, the court still recognizes you as a couple. If you decide to pursue a relationship in the midst of a divorce, then here are some issues that may arise and that You Need to consider:

Hazards in Court. Since Florida is a no-fault state, you are able to pursue a relationship before your divorce is finalized without being directly penalized in court. However, your new relationship may factor into branch of land or spousal support. Living with your boyfriend or girlfriend might be factored into the judge’s decision of how much spousal support is awarded to or from the former spouse. Even if you’re not living with your new spouse, the gifts they give you may nevertheless be taken into consideration when deciding property division. Beginning a new relationship before your divorce is finalized can take a toll on your former partner. He or she might suspect you of cheating prior to the divorce process began, or they might be more difficult to negotiate especially when trying to mediate. If your ex-spouse sees how quickly you could move on, they might become angry and fight more aggressively to try to make certain you get Bat in Attic.
Parental Responsibility Difficulties. Children have enough to deal with when it comes to their parents’ divorce. They may not know why mommy or daddy suddenly has a new friend they spend their time with. Although courts do not ordinarily take your children’s needs into account, for those who have an older child, they might be able to sway the judge’s opinion if they don’t enjoy your new connection or how fast you have moved on.
Ask the Professionals for Guidance
You can never be too careful once you are in the middle of a divorce. Having a team of skilled family law attorneys on your side can help you guide you throughout the divorce process. An experienced divorce lawyer should answer the questions you have, discuss your options and your specific case to assist you understand your choices during the divorce procedure. A skilled lawyer may be a priceless asset to protect your and your family interests.

Don’t Blame Facebook for Your Divorce

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Social media has impacted our society in many good ways. Our lives have been made easier. Pretty much anything we want to know is quickly found at the conclusion of a mouse click. We easily catch up with friends on numerous social networking sites. But, there is also a down side. .

Media and Relationships

Studies have found that these sites may have a negative impact on relationships and might even contribute to divorce. A spouse may spend as much time that they neglect family time and hurt relationships. The temptation is there to look up former girlfriends or boyfriends and linking could trigger past feelings or start an affair. 1 recent study from the journal, Computers in Human Behavior, Indialantic Wildlife Removal used data gathered from U.S. Facebook reports and discovered a connection between social media use and diminished marriage quality.

Utilizing social media is negatively correlated with marriage quality and happiness, and positively correlated with having a troubled relationship and thinking about divorce.

A twenty percent annual increase in Facebook registration was associated with a 2.18% to 4.32 % increase in divorce rates.

Electronic communication may make users feel more open and free in their communication with others. It can be done anonymously and is simple to use to run an affair.

What you say on may be used against you. A recent survey conducted by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, revealed that nearly 99% of its member attorneys have seen a rise in evidence taken from smartphones (including text messages) and other wireless devices during the previous three decades. All were used for demonstrating infidelity and other kinds of misconduct in family-law cases.

What Not to Post

As you’re married, even if divorce seems likely, avoid disparaging your partner on social media or using your Facebook page to vent about your own relationship. If you have to vent, confide in a trusted personal friend in private or speak with a counselor or therapist. Airing marital laundry, even to your “friends list,” can make things worse and might be used against you if you do file for divorce. Bottom line: If you’re considering divorce – even in the event you plan to file for divorce online and expect it to go amicably – take some measures on social media.

Don’t Be Scared Of The Bears!

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Teddy Bears have been around for over 100 years, but that doesn’t stop designers and inventors from coming up with wacky new methods of using, changing, or (in some cases) destroying them!
In the innovative to the kitsch, the world of Teddy Bears is full of inventive new ideas, which range from the wonderfully touching, to the downright weird!

The Teddy Bear Gun

Surprisingly, this isn’t a joke! This Japanese ‘toy’ has actually been designed to make life easier at your wedding! Instead of throwing confetti at the wedding couple, the Japanese go one step further and throw Teddy Bears!

Naturally, someone somewhere in Japan realised that this tradition could be made a great deal simpler if they had a gun to ‘throw’ the Teddy Bears for them, and so created the Teddy Bear Gun.
This contraption– produced by Japanese paintball gun manufacturers, Sunamiya– utilises the science supporting their paintball guns to thrust the Teddy Bear via a transparent barrel, high into the air with a simple ‘click’ of the trigger.

Fortunately, no Teddy Bears are injured with the use of such a contraption as each bear is fitted with their own mini parachute, so that they glide safely and gracefully back down to Earth to wish the bride and groom well on their journey.

USB Teddy Bear

At a first glance this is just a normal, cute Teddy Bear, but as soon as you pull its head off (Yes, you are expected to decapitate this poor Teddy Bear!) , it becomes a USB memory stick, with the mind acting as the cap.
Once plugged in, it appears like the Teddy Bear has been sucked into your PC! Poor thing. Perhaps someone had a score to settle? We’re not too sure when, or even if these Teddy Bears will come on to the market. So if you don’t feel like waiting to learn, it can not be that hard to pull apart one of your much loved cuddly toys…

The ‘Huggable’ Teddy Bear definitely fits into our ‘wonderful’ category!

This Teddy Bear is being developed to serve as a robotic companion for the sick, elderly or infirm who are unable to enjoy the presence of real animals, and the benefits this can bring. The idea of this ‘Huggable’ was born following clinical trials demonstrated that animals can reduce stress levels in patients, but a few- because of allergies or local restrictions- are not able, or allowed to have access to such animals.

Making use of the most recent sensate-skin technology, cameras from the eyes, microphones in the ears, wireless technologies and data collection methods, the Teddy Bear has been intelligently designed to react to touch in the way a real creature would, and communicate in a suitable manner.

The objective is to provide a very helpful tool for care providers that’s emotionally pleasing and provides real, measurable health benefits to patients. This must be the most advanced, forward thinking, technologically packed Teddy Bear we’ve ever seen!

Appealing to Teddy Bear fans all over the world, a nifty little Teddy Bear MP3 player, capable of storing 128mb of sound, using a USB connection, and a liberal $78 price tag, seems set to become one of the most useful and functional Teddy Bears accessible, without compromising on cuteness.
Made by Tomy, and weighing in at just 50g (excluding battery), this fairly retro looking product will provide you around 8 hours of playback from one AA battery!

As soft and as comforting as a ‘real’ Teddy Bear, this eccentric Teddy Bear Chair was designed by furniture designer Matti Klenell. Fantastic for any Teddy Bear lover looking for something completely different to furnish their house with, ‘Mido’ is an upholstered Easy Chair, shaped like a Teddy Bear, originally displayed at the Agate Gallery, Stockholm as part of an impressive solo exhibition.

No, this is not the latest military project, but a Teddy Bear fitted with the latest and most innovative technology. The Teddy Bear is being designed to respond to the Teddy Bear’s owners’ voice, movements and even facial expressions!

With Microsoft showcasing a high-tech Spy Robot Teddy Bear in the TechFest trade fair, the stage looks set for additional investment and development into intelligent Teddy Bears capable of recording minutes of your child’s day, reading them a book, and even linking to a parent’s system in a remote location to allow them to ‘program a repertoire for a child’. The possibilities seem endless!

Initially, this Teddy Bear was designed to plainly track somebody’s movement around a space, but since then, the whole project has exploded, and future strategies for the Teddy Bear will take this toy to an remarkable level of sophistication.

The Creepy Teddy Bear

This may be the strangest and most disturbing Teddy Bear I’ve ever come across, and slots into our ‘weird’ category perfectly!

Called the somewhat reassuring ‘TeddyBearBand’, this ‘cuddly toy’ was surprisingly designed by Philippe Starck who asserts that ‘an overabundance of toys fosters infidelity’ in children, leading him to create this sort of hybrid of Teddy Bears/soft toys which seemingly meets all of a child’s needs!

With this Teddy Bear using a rabbit for a hand, and a dog to get a foot, it certainly packs more animals into a cuddly toy than the average Teddy Bear, but I’m concerned about the dreams I will be having tonight after seeing this thing, let combined the effect it will have on a young child.

The Teddy Bear Remote Control

This slightly odd-looking Teddy Bear, designed by the designer Leah Culver, doubles up as an all-purpose remote control.

While maintaining it’s softness and child-like appeal, this Teddy Bear makes a remarkably effective, fully functional remote control. Squeeze the Teddy Bear’s torso to play/pause your own program or film, and adjust the volume with a soft pinch of the ear.

We really enjoy this one!

This cheeky but fun GPS-fitted Teddy Bear (Navirobo) sits on your dash and directs you to your destination. But heaven forbid if you take a wrong turn, for your cuddly companion– who even does a little jig when you finally reach your destination– will mock you!

This is a great, laugh-out-loud Teddy Bear, designed and manufactured in (you guessed it!) Japan, is going to be a great addition to your dashboard which will make your long journeys home far less tedious!

When Barney the guard dog went on a rampage in Wookey Hole Caves, it was no ordinary Teddy Bear that became one of her victims

Mabel, made in Germany in 1909, who formerly belonged to none other than the King himself– Elvis Presley– lay mortally wounded, surrounded by the remains of nearly a hundred rare Teddy Bears, destroyed by the foul-tempered Doberman Pinscher.

The Teddy Bears were on loan at the time of the attack, displayed at Wookey Hole Caves, Somerset. Mabel– bought for $40,000 by Sir Benjamin Slade, an avid collector of Elvis memorabilia– was, not-surprisingly, the star attraction.
Barney, who was supposed to be guarding the Teddy Bear collection, worth over #400,000 was wrestled to the ground among the remains of the Teddy Bears, with “Heads pulled off, arms, Malabar Wildlife Removal here and there, it was a total carnage really. I have never seen such a mess, there was stuffing, fluff and keep bits everywhere.”

Sir Benjamin was, understandably, not best pleased!

Can our Teddy Bears have feelings too?

With so many weird and great things happening in the Teddy Bear world, it makes you wonder whether our cuddly friends have feelings and emotions of their own. What would they think of the crazy ideas we have for Teddy Bears? Do they come awake at night and recall our moments of cruelty?

Perhaps it is sometimes true that we form connections with all the inanimate objects we surround ourselves with and finally humanise our Teddy Bears, and by doing this, we start treating them like they have human emotions- pain, fear, love. Whatever the case, here at Funky Bears, we’re sure the mad Teddy Bear creations will continue, and we can’t wait to see the next weird or terrific thoughts that people in the same industry as ourselves will produce!

How To Use Your Patio

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Outdoor Entertaining

The number one top use of a terrace is to entertain friends, family, and acquaintances. Australia is blessed with a terrific climate, but whilst we all love to spend time outdoors, it is not comfortable to sit in sunlight for very long. A patio provides the perfect place to sit outside in the shade. Most people keep a choice of outdoor furniture in their terrace area, from comfortable outdoor sofas and chairs to tables and dining room sets.

With the addition of light, a television, and music, your terrace is the ideal place to entertain guests in the summer. And if you buy a patio heater, you may continue partying well into the winter.

Cooking

The following best use of a patio is for cooking food. Many Australians turn their patio into an outdoor kitchen. It’s surprisingly easy to do these days thanks to a very stylish and affordable outdoor kitchen appliances. If you decide to set up an outdoor kitchen, plan it carefully. In addition to a BBQ, outdoor grill or grill oven, you will need a food preparation area, a sink, storage cupboards, and perhaps a mini-fridge or cooler. Be sure to have enough space to cook and eat, and if space is tight, think about extending your patio.

Leisure Activities

Families often keep games and toys outside on the patio, so the kids can play in the shade. Throw a rug and some cushions down so the kids are comfortable while the adults make the most of the chairs. A patio is also a wonderful place to keep a pool table or games console. The noise will be less bothersome if you want some peace and quiet inside. Add some lighting and you may use your patio well into the evening. You can also elect to indicate your other half takes apart his car engine on the patio rather than inside on your kitchen table.

Relaxing

Not much beats chilling out in your patio when it is hot outdoors. Curling up with a good book and a cold beer in the shade of your terrace is extremely relaxing, which is why millions of Australians use their terrace for comfort.

Cultivating Plants

There are many plants that thrive under cover of a patio, so in case you have green fingers, begin cultivating pot plants, herbs, West Melbourne Opossum Removal, fruit trees and vines, and veggies. Pick plants that prefer the shade and make sure you water them regularly.

Girls Like Super Heros Too!

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This report talks about the little girl’s time of excitement when decorating their rooms up like the favourite superhero they adore and admire.,

If that’s the case, why not liven up their own room and transform it into her popular superhero room. Generally, there’s a variety of ways you can produce a tiny child’s bed-room and turn it into an awesome place only for her to sleep in. Frequently the superhero styled bedroom is truly a great alternative for virtually any little youngster.

The most famous Superheroes are Spider-Man, Supergirl, Malabar Opossum Removal, Wonder Woman, Superman which provide a much better variety of themed ideals. To begin with, figure out which superhero concept your kid would like for her room. The great news is you can get a excellent group of background available in most retail outlets.

If you do not use wallpaper, then work with a border. Borders works extremely well around the walls. It’s going to decorate any kid’s bedroom with their much-loved hero published out on the edge.

In case the rooms are painted, then prints and posters with their favourite superhero can be found and set in place. Adding a few prints and posters around the bedroom will certainly enhance the hero concept a lot more.

When it comes to flooring, often superhero carpets together with mats are available. After the flooring is hardwood and you don’t need to alter it or cover up the entire floor with carpeting, in that case using mats might be a great way of enhancing the bedroom into a superhero space. You will discover all kinds of superhero crafted mats available. If Supergirl might be the concept room chosen, then why not place a few red mats around the bedroom. Maybe, a red carpet on both sides of her bed.

About the windows, themed blinds can be bought. It is possible also, also, get colour schemed dividers to match the little one picked out. For example, wonder woman’s outfit is red, yellow and blue therefore these colours will complement the rest of the bedroom.

The bed covers, designed blanket covers can be found in addition to bed sheets and pillow cases. It is also possible to have lamp shades in superhero themes which may be purchased. Order a related lamp-shade together with a rug, bed covers and curtains.

Move 3D stickers can be found all over the room, this will boost the bedroom farther with the youngster’s popular superheros, just in case it is time for one more bedroom change, all you will need to do is wash them off the furniture to keep it.

Use extras to enhance the look. Decorate the heros computer channel, bean bags, dustbins, lamps and some figurine toys and games can be used round the bedroom. Throw rugs can be placed underneath the bean bag and the students desk. It might be either a Wonder Woman rug or maybe a Supergirl rug.

In case you are creative, then why don’t you colour the walls together with your youngster’s favourite superhero idea. Maybe, concentrate on the setting of the superhero’s home base or merely just sketch the character.

As you can see, all these concepts make a wonderful superhero bedroom for any small child.

Do You Love Wine?

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Not only does this control the highest respect in the wine world, Merlot also tastes good with meals.

Merlot a dark blue-colored wine grape variety, that’s used as both a blending grape and for a variety of wines. The name Merlot is believed to be the French name for the blackbird.

Merlot grapes are identified by their loose bunches of large blue berries. The color has less of a blue/black hue than Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and using a thinner skin. It normally ripens up to two weeks sooner than another grapes. . Merlot grapes generally have a higher sugar content and lower acidity. The wine has seems to claim some of it’s best characteristics from its parent varieties-its fertility and simple ripening ability

Merlot thrives in cold soil, particularly ferrous clay. The vine will bud early which gives it some danger to chilly frost and its thinner skin increases its susceptibility to the hazard of bunch rot. If bad weather occurs during flowering, the Merlot vine is more prone to develop coulure.The vine can also be susceptible to mildew (although it has better resistance to powdery mildew than other Bordeaux varieties) and to infection by leafhopper insect varieties

Red fruits, easy tannins and a soft finish are the characteristics of Merlot wmerlotine. But there is more to Merlot than being eloquent. It’s actually a bit of a chameleon, partially because of where it’s grown.

This flexibility has helped to make it one of the world’s most planted grape varieties.

France is home to almost two thirds of the planet’s total plantings of Merlot but is grown in areas all around the world.

Cool climate Merlot wine carries flavors like tobacco, Indialantic Squirrel Removal and tar.

Warm climate Merlot wine is more fruit-forward. Producers use oak-treatment of up to 24 weeks to give their Merlot wine more structure.

Merlot is essential to the most famous wine region in the world -Bordeaux.

Food pairing with Merlot:

Merlots pair well with grilled and charred meats. Fruitier Merlots go well with dishes like salmon, mushroom-based dishes and greens like chard and radicchio. Merlot tends not to go well with strong and blue-veined cheeses that can overwhelm the fruit flavors of the wine.

Why Is Branding Important?

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Solopreneurs and small business owners grow and fall on the market perception of the brand, also called one’s professional reputation. Because of this, the newest merits ongoing monitoring, enhancement and promotion as a component of strategies designed to support new business acquisition and promote repeat business. The target is to build and maintain a good client list. A practical way to review and evaluate your brand is with what many experts consider the gold standard of strategic planning, the SWOT Analysis.

SWOT is the acronym of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. Every 18 – 24 months, self-employed professionals will benefit from analyzing the viability of their brand, to better understand what actions improve the brand and what might weaken it. Conduct a SWOT Analysis and use what you discover as the foundation of a strategic plan for your brand.

Strengths: expertise, competitive advantages, A-list clients, referral sources, strategic partnerships, educational or professional qualifications, financial resources, Malabar Bat Removalinfluential relationships. Potential actions include:

Leveraging resources to update the types of customers you work with
Increasing sales or billable hours with a particular percentage
creating a strategy to acquire more repeat business
creating a strategy that would persuade clients to hire you to get more lucrative projects
Weaknesses: whatever challenges your own brand. Competitors, ineffective advertising, bad customer service, feeble perceived value of your products and services. These are internal and within your control. Potential activities include:
Deciding which inadequacies have the most negative effect on earnings
Identifying gaps which can be quickly or inexpensively remedied
Understanding how to minimize obligations–which business practices can you alter, professional credentials you may earn, relationships you can cultivate? All these are outside and beyond your control, yet you may be able to retool and benefit from their existence. Superior information about business conditions in your marketplace helps business owners to evaluate and envision the potential of short-term and long-term benefits and learn how to get the pay-off. Consider the following:
What new developments can you leverage to bring prestige and money to your enterprise?
Can you see ROI in supplying new services or products?
Are there great customers you might successfully sign or lapsed clients that, with outreach, could be prepared to reactivate?
Is there a niche market you can successfully enter?
Hazards: conditions likely to harm your brand, or your ability to acquire customers and create sufficient billable hours. All these are outside and beyond your control, yet you might have the ability to retool and escape or minimize the harm caused by their presence. This component requires your immediate attention, since it carries the potential to finish, or severely cripple, your brand and business.
Has a significant contact left his/her organization, leaving you at the mercy of the new decision-maker, who has their own buddies to hire? Or has there been a merger that resulted in the downgrading of the influence of your chief contact, who may lose the capacity to green-light jobs that you manage?

Has a well-connected and competitive competitor appeared on the scene, ready to eat your market share and customer list by way of a better known brand, more influential relationships, a bigger marketing budget, or other game-changing competitive benefits?

If your customer contact has moved on, take that person to coffee or lunch and attempt to make the professional relationship portable. If your contact has lost influence in the new organization chart, take out him to coffee and get details regarding the replacement, who might hire you for the next project if it’s scheduled to start quickly.

If competition has intensified, do everything possible to offer superior customer service, assert your expertise, step up your media, improve your thought-leader credentials and nurture your customer relationships.

Implementing a strategy of protective actions, by way of example, a new relaunch or a pivot to more hospitable company gardening, might be necessary. Stay abreast of current and prospective developments in the industries you serve. Communicate with clients and stay current concerning the state of their priorities and concerns. Good relationships will give you the resources of time and information that will let you evaluate and regroup.