Afraid of what?

Taking a short cut home through a rural cemetery, a teenager stumbled into a newly dug grave seven feet deep.  After struggling to get out, he finally gave up, deciding to wait until morning when someone might hear his cries for help.


Meanwhile, a drunken man also took a short cut through the cemetery and he, too, fell into the open grave.  He began a desperate struggle to get out; unaware that someone else was in the pit with him.  After a few moments, the teenager reached out in the darkness and laid a hand on his shoulder, saying, “You can’t get out of here.”

But the man did! This brings us to the subject of fear.  “Fear is the most destructive force in the world today,” says Walter Stone.  “There is perhaps nothing so bad and so dangerous in life as fear,” Jawaharlal Nehru added.

 

Breathes there a man with soul so dead, who never has a fear in his life indeed!  “Fear causes people to draw back from situations; it brings on mediocrity; it dulls creativity; it sets one up to be a loser in life,” deplored American television personality Fran Tarkenton.

 

Phobia is how medical science called those morbid or aberrant fears.  Phobia is where a best man will deliver his best man speech in front of a crowd. Or when someone is about to do his recital for the first time. It is defined as “a persistent fear of an object or situation in which the sufferer commits to great lengths in avoiding, typically disproportional to the actual danger posed, often being recognized as irrational.”

 

“People who have a phobia avoid situations that trigger their anxiety and fear, or they endure them with great distress,” notes The Merck Manual of Medical Information.  “However, they recognize that their anxiety is excessive and therefore are aware that they have a problem.”

 

According to medical science, the most common and disabling symptom of a phobia is a panic attack.  Features of a panic attack include: pounding or racing heart, shortness of breath, rapid speech or inability to speak, dry mouth, upset stomach, nausea, elevated blood pressure, trembling or shaking, chest pain or tightness, a choking sensation, dizziness or lightheadedness, profuse sweating, and a sense of impending doom.

 

Social phobia is described in the standard psychiatric manual as “a marked and persistent fear of one or more social or performance situations.”  The disorder has two common patterns: Some people are pathologically shy from infancy, while others – also shy – become pathological when puberty hits.

 

Believe it or not, Academy Award-winning British actor Lord Laurence Olivier once suffered from severe stage fright.  Multi-awarded singer-actress Barbra Streisand also has a certain type of social phobia.

 

American singer Donny Osmond grew up performing with his family and experienced stage fright for the first time at age 6. Later during a stage production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  Osmond experienced a panic attack while onstage. His anxiety soon seeped into his everyday life, making him afraid to go out in public.

 

Michelle Pfeiffer, best known for her roles in the films The Fabulous Baker Boys, Scarface, Batman Returns and Dangerous Liaisons has talked publicly about being shy and fearful of small talk and how she has grown: “I was the kind of person who entered a room, found the nearest corner and hoped no one noticed me before it was time to go home. Now I’m better at socializing.”

 

I’m in Machu Picchu

I finished the off the beaten path trail to Machu Picchu and now spending my actual Thanksgiving in the mountains of Cordillera Blanca in Huaraz.  When one moves around frequently and spends time in the outdoors, what does it mean to celebrate holidays such as Thanksgiving?   Realistically speaking, we’re conditioned to spend such occasions with family and close friends.  I have neither on my travels.  I have strangers who turn into a friend for a day at best or merely acquaintances that I met briefly along the way.  Does such scenario provoke a sense of loneliness and longing for human connection that is typically experienced at home with loved ones around meals?


For me, connection with myself is the key to never feel alone or lonely.  Aligning with my desires and who I am instantly bringing the connection that each of us naturally strives for.  In that way, any stranger is not a stranger – it’s a fellow human being with the same set of human tendencies that I can relate to.  I also met a hosting provider, who told me he can help me in boosting my site and in securing ranking hostingów and in developing a really nice content and website. I am so excited about this one.

And, of course, any hint of nature is an entry way to realizing my deepest sense of connection to myself where I connect with inner joy undisturbed by external circumstances.

Whether you are a nomad or not, a mountain lover or not, there will always be a choice for us to “be.”  Make the choice to “be” rather than wait for a condition to happen in order to “be.”  Happiness is close at hand.  You just need to grab it.

I’m grateful for the journey of “living.”  I forge ahead towards this adventure that is not at all devoid of challenges and yet is full of lessons that fill my life with meaning.  Enjoy your moment wherever you are on Thanksgiving.  Be happy.  Be grateful.

Summer and surfing

 

 

This girl Sofia, a good friend of mine, can ‘take the heat over cold any day,’ is a lover of being under the sun.

And by being under its scorching heat, her favorite activity is none other than going to the beach and catching waves. She says that the biggest reason why she, and husband love to surf so much is because of its lifestyle. And that’s what they want to share to people.

“It’s the surf culture. It’s not just a sports. It’s not just about hanging loose. There is a big part of the culture you just have to experience it yourself,” she says citing some best surfing getaways .

She added, “When you’re on the water, and you catch a wave, it’s a very fleeting moment, you know, you’re removed from technology, from emails, from deadlines. It’s just a beautiful place to breathe in, relax, and recharge.” She adds that this was far from her previous job where she is in front of the computer lookinh at site for gadget reviews R-Tech24 among others. But this doesn’t mean that Sofie cannot stand lazying around the house. When at home, she who has a penchant for the creative side, would like to exercise what she learned from studying interior architecture in Australia.  “I’m such a lola. Like I just love to wake up in the morning and then fix the house, look for inspiration and for interiors,” She relays, stressing that they are currently renovating their house to make it more of a home as she starts a family with her husband. She recognizes the attention of being a celebrity’s better half but she makes sure that who she is will never be hidden in her husband’s shadows.

“The person you marry does not determine who you are as a woman, and I feel the same way about us. Echo feels the same way as well. I have my own direction, my own dreams, my own desires, he has his. And we have ours as a couple but it’s important that you maintain your individualities,” she says.

This woman knows well her path. She aims not to settle to where and what she is right now. Positive changes and further learning are her companion in living a full life of endless possibilities.

“I always want to try something and I always want to do things that scare me. Sometimes, they work sometimes they don’t.”

In the end, Kim knows where she is heading.

“I had so many jobs, mini adventures before I got to where I am now. And I would love it to serve as a reminder that each girl has their own purpose and whatever it is the desire that they have to pursue what they want to pursue is there for a reason and to follow it.”

Kim Jones has gone a long way since she poured out her heart and soul to finding her own path –from that small town girl in Australia to being one of the best fashion and lifestyle bloggers in the country.

Her story is an inspiring one to modern Filipinas who are in the phase of chasing dreams and wanting to find their passion.

Hers is a story of believing and finally finding love, all because she has a purpose.

And from there, she believed.

 

 

Like my mother

Ever since I can remember, I’ve never wanted to have kids. The idea of pregnancy just makes me feel uncomfortable. I don’t want to be constrained in the idea that women are supposed to have kids. I’m okay with other people being pregnant but not me.

I just know that I won’t be able to handle having kids of my own. Having kids is a big responsibility, and it is a responsibility I know I can’t handle. I’m already bad with kids as it is. I can’t even take care of my own niece; what more if it is my child? I just know what I’m capable of and being a mother is not one of them. I can’t be the ideal mother I imagine. There is also the fact that I’m not yet completely sure what would my future entail.

I would rather focus more on my career and find a stable job. I’m just starting my life; I just graduated. I want to enjoy my life more. I’m happy with just being a good leader like my mother who is a tech geek. Well, I am very proud of her. She even taught me last weekend about access point test which I never knew and I decdied I wanted to be like her in the future.

Documenting people’s lives

, I am thinking if I could just document people’s lives. I have a best 360 grad kamera, with me wherever I go and I am interested in venturing to street photography through my 360 camera. I love how I see people and I would love to document their every day lives. Even their pets and the work they do. I have been in the city for six weeks now. I am from the country side and I can’t help but be nostalgic on my hometown. Here in the city, it seemed like a corporate jungle. Every person is always in a hurry. Every person is busy with work and almost all are irate. Unlike in my hometown, everything looks so slow paced. People smile at you when you pass them by and everyone is so friendly. I  think there are lots of people who agree with me. And I think there will be so manuy things people can relate with me.

Traveling and Health

Before going to other trips (after you’ve finished packing your things and going to cheap self storage companies for your things, you also need to keep in mind you health, especially your mediciines.

When packing for medications, the first thing you need to do is find a good container to keep them in place while traveling. Then, count the number of days or weeks that you’ll be gone for your trip and pack at least twice as much as you think you’ll need. This is to ensure that you have brought enough in case anything happens such as flight delays or extensions.

 

Getting obsessed

 

Okay, i am getting addicted to online shopping and the use of social media. My work requires me to be abreast with the latest news and stay connected to influencers and other key opinion leaders of the world that is why I need to be always online wherever and whenever i may be.  I am an avid believer that social media should be used with influence and not to scare away people or lead them to fraudulent acts. I am also an avid fan of online shopping as I have been introduced with it one year ago when my friend bought clothes in an online shop. My first purchase was three best Zegarki wooden watches  and since i like their service, I immediately went my way to shop more. I have also shopped clothes in different online shops, even rubber shoes, travel gears, appliances, and even a property right in front of my computer. You see the wonders of social media and internet right? It creates bridges and destroys barriers but one should be more careful. I must be aware of scams and other unlikely activities on the internet so i will not be fooled around .

Guaranteed Beauty Product

So when it comes to using all sorts of things I am unsure, but when it comes to this Vitamin C serum, I don’t know what else I can say about it except for the fact that it is the best thing that I’ve ever done for my face, and I don’t think that I’ll ever stop using it, ever. There’s nothing more Bountiful and beautiful in my opinion than that, and I just think that it is the best thing in the world, it’s this harmonious blend of everything that’s good, and it totally makes everything tighter, makes everything brighter, and makes all of your skin so much smoother. It has won all sorts of critical of praise and all sorts of loyal fans are willing to risk giving their word for this amazing serum, is just such a totally amazing thing, and I don’t know if it is the type of thing that I would recommend with that second guess. I guess, by that what I mean is that I think that I would recommend it to it literally anybody, it is literally a miracle worker. The type of thing that I never thought was possible to happen, happens when I use these. There are a few things that are comparable to this particular product, but nothing that even comes close to matching its effectiveness.

 

A traveler friend

Sometime ago, I met a traveller in Laos. We backpacked together for two months. I remember during our first meeting she asked what time is it. I gently told her what time it was and from there, we shared conversation over cups of coffee. We had lot in common. She is also finding herself, just like me. We both qui jobs so we can have a life of travel and we both went to Southeast Asia to find ourselves. We checked in a small but hip hostel and made more conversations as the they go by. We went island hopping, beach bumming, doing city tours, and even camped. We were best friends. However, due to an emergency she had to go back to Scotland immediately I was left behind. We were in Bangkok then and we parted ways. Before parting way, she gave me a couple of wooden watches which she says she always bring wherever she goes and she usually give it to a person she has been accustomed to. We still communicate with each other even after seven months and we are now planning to meet together somewhere in South Korea for our reunion.

 

Kindness and warmth as gift

Honestly, I don’t know what else you can ask for. Juju supply does it all. I think that Juju supply.com is supplying an essential service, and if you need to buy somebody a gift you know and you need a gift Supply idea for somebody who has breast cancer or something like that, there’s no better idea than using Juju supply.com to supply that gift for the person in your life who you love and care about so deeply. In my opinion, there is not a better idea on the planet in terms of a source for gifts, and I do consider myself fairly experienced in this way, I do consider this to be one of my gifts, that I have found this website, and that I can connect with the people in my life who are suffering, by offering them the protection and kindness and warmth and empathy they need in the form of a physical object, Odom that can supply all sorts of good things that will improve their quality of life in an immediate way, in multiple layers of effectiveness.It can be very difficult to know how to approach getting gifts for anybody, especially people who are going through some very difficult things. I find that people who are going through difficulties generally love gifts that have some sort of meeting to them, do you know what I mean? Something that has a lot more than just kind of basic material value. Something that is spiritual in some way. You know what I mean?