Saturday, October 25, 2014

What to do When You Can't Let Go of Your Relationship

Relationships are hard work. We are so emotionally invested in them that the fear of losing them often creates tension. According to some love gurus, it’s how you deal with these tensions and fears that will make or break a relationship.

When you start worrying about your relationship, it is so easy to let your concerns take hold of your entire life. You are distracted at work and getting into trouble with the boss. You’re thinking about him in the car instead of realising the traffic lights have turned green. You are reading the same paragraph over and over again, because you are too distracted to digest it.

When other areas of your life start becoming affected by worry about a relationship, it may be time to seek some advice. Usually, when we are that concerned about something, a major event is just around the corner. We tend to create a big row to release that tension. Unfortunately, it takes two to argue, and your other half probably doesn’t have a clue why you’re picking a fight.

If you can step back from it, try talking to someone else or finding advice from someone outside of your relationship. Friends will always be on your side, and can fall into the trap of telling you what they think you want, or need, to hear. For impartial advice, try a stranger!

There have never been more self-help guides out there. Books, blogs, websites and articles about relationships and how to keep them are everywhere. The truth is there wouldn’t be so many of them if we didn’t feel we needed them. Some have proven themselves and become bestsellers. Of course, everyone is different so shop around or try a few to find the one that works best for you. You can find out online what other people think about some of the better-known titles by reading reviews like this review of Matt Huston's Get Him Back Forever.

Healthy Living: Taking Care of the Windows to Your Soul

          On most work-free mornings at home the first thing I see is the face of my son sleeping sweetly beside me. I kiss him and thank the high heavens for another day. I close my eyes and pray for the day's toils and marvel at how lucky I am to be alive and able to see. I am guilty though of sometimes taking my gift of sight for granted. Today while browsing old photos I realized I shouldn't wait another day to give my eyes the pampering they need. Sharing with you gathered tips on....

Lyceum Northwestern University FQD-Medical Foundation: A Walk Down Memory Lane

I used to wonder whether I will ever reach my dreams. My journey through Med school has been laden with tears, sacrifice and lots of hard-work. One thing I am sure of, I never would have made it without my parents' love. My mom sacrificed a lot for me to attain good education and I am forever thankful to her for everything.

I had the chance to walk down memory lane with a dear friend from way back Med school. I never thought it would feel that glorious visiting the school where my life now was written on the walls and depended on the scores posted on a bulletin board.

To my LNFQD buddies...walk with us...and let the memories come rushing back, like in the movies...

Dagupan City is the home of the country's tastiest "Bangus" (milkfish) and seafood for that matter. Don't you just miss eating with bare hands and visiting the city's numerous restaurants and the flee market with its yummy "pigar-pigar"? It is weird but I kinda I missed the traffic too!

The entrance to our dear Alma Mater has changed. 

It now has a wider gate and covered pathway.

 The parking area hasn't changed a bit though. The same spot is reserved for the Dean of Medicine. It is noteworthy though that unlike back in the day when we rode tricycles or simply walked towards the gate we now have a car to park. (Silly laughter) Meet my med school super duper friend- Dr. Maricel Campued aka Mace on the wheel....

...still single and very much available, message me if you want her number or FB account, twitter or e-mail ( ahem, forgive me for announcing to the world sis! who knows I might help you find Mr. Right here ehehehe )

ga-la-la!!! (let's go!!)

The door of the College of Medicine Office has likewise been re-located. It's now at the frontage of the campus.

Now I can not seem to recall how the door looked like years ago. I just remember that there's one very friendly, accommodating, sweet spoken lady inside who  patiently entertained our query and every minutest problem encountered as Med students....

remember ma'am Del?

 She's still there, patiently listening to students and welcoming guests. We still have the same dean. The most stunning intellectual I have ever met, Dr. Felipe Rodriguez. "The same banana," his favorite expression still rings on my ear. Unluckily he was not around when we visited. We've been informed the school needs lecturers on basic subjects. Dr. Austria still teaches, would you believe? He is due to retire soon though and they are searching for someone he could pass on his throne to.

...we signed our names on the alumni logbook and then explored the school grounds- what we used to call HOME...walk with us...

and be nostalgic....

 Remember first year Med? Butterflies in the stomach, bombarded with numerous terms to memorize...Did we introduce ourselves one by one in front then? I think so...Enter our widest classroom....

 I recall the confusing principles of Physiology! and mind breaking exams through the years!!! and our means and ways to cope! (silly grin)...

remember this friendly face who refused to be photographed at first...

He still works there and I don't think he aged a bit!

Now let's move on to our higher year classrooms..

...still looks pretty much the same, right? They have additional lockers now though. I never had a locker then! What did I love seeing on that bulletin board? A note that says "no classes today" of course! :)

...having had a glimpse of our old classrooms we decided to explore Amado St. which we used to traverse day in and day out as if forever...

we laughed at the memory of walking that busy narrow street and smiled at the thought of a dear friend, Cynthia who always had refreshing juice offered to us and the many other friendships we have formed through the years...

..and the "heart matters" (ahem) of course which broke at the same time inspired us to do our best in life...

We wanted to enter the dorms where we used to spend our "studying hard" moments (as if) yet it was too warm that day that we decided to save such an event when we finally get together with the rest of our schoolmates!

I could imagine how much memories such a reunion would invoke.

Having thought of contacting the rest of you to finally plan our reunion, we went back to the campus and  guess whom we saw...Kuya------ We shall give a reward to whomever could give his name on the comment box first!

We didn't dare walk up the stairs to the Anatomy Room though, I guess we were not in the mood to meet Mr. or Miss Cadaver God bless their souls for helping educate physicians.

Our journey never would have been the same without patience, endurance, physical and mental and the awesome friendships in class! Gosh I miss you all guys! Please leave a message on the comment box if you want a reunion!

It could even be a grand reunion and not just a batch reunion...a simple one would suffice. What do you think?

I think, it is such a wonderful gift to be given the chance to serve humanity in the most "caring" way possible and that in the next lifetime, I will still choose to be a healer and a graduate of LNFQD Medical Foundation...otherwise, I wouldn't have met you all....missing you!!!! shoot as a message!

Larry aka Ynx, gee we missed your presence that day....I really hope we could get together soon!

Quit Smoking: The Complete Guide

For many, smoking is one of life’s few small pleasures. However, there’s always that little voice of guilt at the back of your mind. You know its bad for you. You know you should give up. Unfortunately, the little voice is drowned out and you find yourself reliant on cigarettes. You reach for them when you’re stressed or nervous. You reach for them while out with friends or simply out of habit.

It’s easier than you think to give up. The key is to have a really strong reason for quitting. Make a plan and then make sure you have plenty of distractions when the cravings come along. There is no shortcut. You will need will power and there will be times when you are desperate for that smokey relief. But stay strong and follow these tips. You’ll be living a healthier lifestyle in no time.
Thanks to Fried Dough for the image.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Best 8 Ways to Stop Snoring

If you have ever had to share a house with a snorer, you have probably had a lot of sleepless nights. The buzz and drone that cuts through the night air to torture you is all too familiar. Being kept awake by a snorer can make you feel lonely in the wee hours. After all, the snorer is fast asleep! So what can you do, besides beating him to a pulp with the pillow?

Here are the top eight methods for tackling snoring:

  1. Fall asleep first:
Not the most romantic option. Pressure to fall asleep quickly may prevent you falling asleep at all. Going to bed earlier than your other half may leave you trying to sleep too early. However, once you are asleep, chances are the snoring won’t disturb you.

✿Foodie/Travel Letters: Time For Some Tea

Okay, so I finally got to check out the latest craze in town. Yeah I know a bit late but always better late than never eh? I learned that Moonleaf started out as a quaint shop around four years ago offering tea drinks in different concoctions in a relaxing, friendly atmosphere. 

A Song For You

This one's for Musicians friend written by a friend's friend who gave melody to a blue life....

Have you ever wanted so much to be with someone you can't possibly have? Have you ever longed to be in someone's life back? Have you ever thought about a person day and night wanting to tell him or her how much he or she means to you? But yet you can't because of so many reasons....

Monday, October 20, 2014

7 Must-Read Stress-Buster Techniques

I'm not exactly an expert on this. Yet being subjected to pressure and stress from time to time has turned me into someone who can subtract the negativity from a situation and multiply the positive vibes. Am no math genius but I can claim to be a good "blessing" counter.

The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide 2014

With the cold nights drawing in, and winter is well and truly on its way, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas. Yes, it’s that time of year again where we all start writing out our wish list for good old Saint Nick. Among the excitement of the festive period, it’s time to start thinking about gifts that we can bestow to others. After all, while it’s nice to receive gifts at Christmas, it’s also great to see the look of wonderment on others faces too.

So, with Christmas just around the corner it’s time to start getting creative. After all, no one wants yet another sock gift set. It’s time to start looking at unusual and quirky gifts that everyone is sure to love.

Here is the ultimate Christmas gift guide for 2014.