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You should surf

Surfer, Wave, Sunset, Ocean, Java Island

First, I have to explain what pleasure the browsing experience can be. Then I will tell you ways to make surfing your lifestyle and how you can surf life in just about all you do.

We surfed as a household.

We graduated from bodysurfing to riding canvas air mattresses, homemade skimboards, paddleboards and finally to surfboards. 1 thing you probably never heard of is surfing a pillow case filled with air. We did that too. We’d wet the pillow case and the run down the shore to fill it with air, spinning the end into a knot to hold the air in the case for one wave. Like I said, we rode everything.

Surfing was fun and we carried that over into board surfing. When we first started to ride surfboards, we only surfed longboards, which were normally 10 feet and more. We didn’t know about wetsuits, leashes, and because of this we were confined to shores where there were no rocks on the shore unless we wanted to repair the dings caused when the fiber glassed board hit the rocks. If we were lucky, another surfer would run and try to grab our surfboard until it hit the rocks. Today, wherever there’s a wave, it’ll be surfed.

It wasn’t unusual to take off on a wave and have as many as 5 of your fellow surfers on the same wave. There was no pressure not to share. Everyone just seemed to have fun. We spent hours talking about how many waves we captured that day and the new maneuvers we saw and tried. Everyone was always trying to outdo their friends by trying new types of pullouts, walking into the nose, turns, etc..

Another thing that was fun was helping the other surfers improve by telling them exactly what they were doing and complementing them on their own surfing. We discussed wax, towels, and thoughts.

Maybe this free soul was brought to us from Hawaii originally by Duke Kahanamoku. He brought the Aloha Spirit to the beaches of California and the rest of the world. This spirit is what I talk about and want to share with you when I talk about how we should all Surf Life.

If you play golf, odds are you will mishit a shot, miss an important putt, or screw up badly on a hole and end up with a bad score. It will likely make you mad. I have seen golfers get so upset that they throw or break their golf club after a bad shot.

Well, this doesn’t occur in surfing. You never hit a bad shot. You may fall from your board and get wiped out, but it’s fun. You paddle out and catch the next wave.

What makes you happy and successful in life, marriage, and your job? Having fun? I think that whatever you’re doing you ought to enjoy, just like you enjoy surfing. As I said, it’s a spirit that you should and will learn to carry over to your relationships and your work.

Surfing is something which can sure help you do so. Surfing gives you a sense of freedom. It gets you close to nature out in the fresh air and in the water. It is a great method of relieving tension and stress, while you get a good physical workout. Surfing enhances the quality of one’s life.

Surfing is really an enjoyable sport. There are all kinds of amateur competitions or you may treat it like a sport each day you surf even though you are not in a competition against others. Even though it’s normally an individual action, it’s very seldom that you are alone. You’re normally with your surfing buddies and friends either riding the waves or hanging out on the shore. It is a happy time.

Surfing contributes to beach parties, barbeques, and other social events. You build a new set of friends who enjoy doing the same thing as you do. It is a mellow lifestyle that you carry over to everything you do. Although it can be aggressive, it is still mellow. You are in the water feeling the spray in your face, breathing the fresh air, and in a wonderful state of mind.

Purchase a ukulele and learn to play it. Get yourself a Woodie automobile or a fantastic surf vehicle. You might not need to wear a tie to work? Feel the aloha spirit. All of these things go with browsing.

Take these feelings with you to the world around you and into your personal and business life and then you’ll know what it means to Surf Life. You will learn how to relax when you get into a challenging situation. You’ll stop stressing out when somebody cuts you off on the freeway.

Start running

Man, Jogging, Running Man, Exercise

About 6 years ago I decided I needed a regular physical fitness routine. Reading the obituaries and seeing the young ages of the deceased, and hearing stories from friends about various ailments, had me convinced I needed to get fit and stay fit but going to a gym and aerobics classes etc. did not fit my schedule or budget. My husband had been a regular runner for several years and we had done some running together, but I never loved it, and I never did it regularly enough to become good at it, or like it. It was so easy for me to put off also, I’d use any excuse to be unable to go for a run on any particular day.

I started where most individuals start anything nowadays… the internet! There are tons of beginner running programs on the world wide web, but I couldn’t make anything stick. Well it did not work for me and running, I could never get to that point. Runner’s High? However, what other exercise is so affordable and convenient. Running was something that I could get the most benefit from for the least amount of time spent. I didn’t need to go somewhere to work out, I could leave right out my front door. I didn’t need expensive equipment that would occupy room in my house, and I could do it whatever time of day or night was suitable for me. I knew that running was actually the only exercise option for me at that stage of my life.

Starting out, I couldn’t even come close to a mile. I would read about interval training, and lots of the online programs tout the benefit of it for speed, strength, and weight loss so that’s where I began. Interval training consists of walking for a short time period, then running for an even shorter time period, then walking again. Beginning this way can help to build endurance for the run part of the intervals. Gradually the running part increases, and the walking part decreases. It worked for me for a little while, but I was still super inconsistent, making it hard to see any real improvement.

What really helped me turn the corner was finding a group to run with. In May of 2012 a new group was forming just for Moms and I decided to take the plunge and join. Not only were there other women at my running degree, but there were others worse and better! I felt like my struggle had been real and there were women who had overcome the same obstacles I was facing and were so inspiring, and others looking up to ME! And the conversations?! Hysterical! The best part was the accountability! Though it was a”class” and I needed to go to a park to attend a program, I committed to make it work because there were people expecting me to be there. We did the same interval thing, but this time I could really see the difference. I’d never been one to push myself, but now I had others pushing and encouraging me. I distinctly remember being really concerned one day because we were expected to run 90 seconds straight! However, I did it! I ran the very first race of my life that fall in age 45. Since then I have run 18 half marathons (13.1 miles), two marathons (26.2 mi) and 1 50K (31.2 mi). From anxiety about 90 seconds to running for nearly 7 hours straight! Yep, I know what that’s now. Another unexpected benefit is that running on my own, my door out, on my schedule has gotten much simpler, because running is more enjoyable. I am more fit than ever in my life, feel more in control of my emotions, and feel that I am setting a good example of a healthy lifestyle for my kids.

Not every town has a running group for mothers so some gals will have no option but to turn to the internet and books to get inspired. In any event, I encourage you to keep trying, as persistence will pay off in the long run. For those of you who live remotely or do not have a lot of running community I’ve attached two great resources to get you started on your way to a healthier more fit lifestyle.

Ice Skating

Rummelsburg Bay, Berlin, Winter, Ice

‘Ice Skating’ as the term refers to is skating on ice, both inside and outside. Specially prepared surfaces such as ice skating arenas and trails are located mostly indoors for events and competitions while in the outside lakes, rivers and ponds which naturally freeze over in winter provide exceptional ice skating surfaces.

Ice skating as a sport likely started when individuals found themselves with fewer options for outside activity and matches during winter and might have been done for several reasons like exercise, fun game, for travel etc..

Some perspectives are that it originated in Switzerland around 3000 BC based on dating done on a pair of skates recovered from a lake bottom. A researched study by Oxford University points to oldest frozen water skating actions more than 3000 years back in southern Finland. All earlier versions of ice skates were made of flattened and sharpened bone that helped skaters glide along with the ice unlike contemporary skates which cut into the ice.

Besides Europe, this sort of skating appears to have been practiced in China too around the same time line, gaining popularity during the rule of the Qing dynasty.

The introduction of frozen water skating as a game came about slowly as the game spread to other areas of the world and a growing number of people started to take it up as a fun game before it became aggressive. Figure skating is the aggressive portion of ice skating that has come to be a keenly contested game comprising pair and individual events; the pair occasions between a man and a woman are like ice dance where the pair implements intricate steps, patterns and rotations on ice to the accompaniment of music. The jumps in the air and loops are fascinating; now there six types of jumps counted as’jump components’ according to aggressive skating regulations. These are the Flip, Lutz, Toe Loop collectively called’Cable jumps’ and the Axel, Loop and Salchow which include the’border jumps’.

The jumps are identified by the amount of revolutions completed and the Axel is regarded as the most difficult leap. The particular jumps are named after famous skaters who devised the measures.

Is cheerleading a sport?

Cheerleaders, Football, College, Nfl

This is a question that lots of people ask, and when they ask this question the most common answer is no. Cheerleading is one of the toughest, most time consuming, and dangerous sports that one can take part in. I have been cheering since I was 14 years old and I never regretted the decision to make sacrifices for this game and my team.

In competitive cheerleading there are lots of components. Stunting, Tosses, Tumbling, Jumps, and Dance sections are some of the most significant parts which make up a routine. All these sections are scored by technique, quantity, difficulty, and imagination. Most folks will ask,”How do we maximize our score in a routine?” Simply enough, there are normally charts online that tell you how many people you need to take part in each section to max out your teams score.

Stunting is when one individual (usually referred to as a flier or top woman ) gets held in the air by typically 3 or less other people (known as bases), when stunting the foundations must find a creative way to get the girl into the atmosphere and then only catch their feet. Normally this means that the flier is going to have to spin or flip from the ground to get to the peak of the stunt with the help of her foundations tossing her up. This can be the most dangerous part of cheerleading if the bases and flier are not trained correctly. The flier has to know how to control her body and the bases must have the ability to catch the flier as she flips and spins on the way down or up from a stunt.

As we reach the tumbling section a lot of individuals will need to comprehend the mental and physical strength which has to do with this particular part of cheerleading. Tumbling is what you see on the Olympics when the gymnasts are turning all over the place in their floor routines. While the cheerleaders and gymnasts make this look easy, it requires a whole lot of time to get each these important skills for the team you’re on. A fantastic example of a group that maximizes their higher-level tumbling skills is Top Gun: TGLC.

Tosses are almost like stunting except the objective of a toss is to throw the flier as high in the air as your can then catcher her on the way down. While the woman is about 10 to 15 feet in the air she must then kick, twist, or reverse depending on what level the team she’s on competes. The bases must focus on the girl that is in the air the whole time as she does her spins, kicks, and flips while there are bright lights that are shining on the stage beaming in their eyes. All of them must be certain that they perform their jobs because when the flier messes up then she kicks a foundation and doesn’t get caught, if the bases look away or get diverted then the flier hits the floor and can become seriously hurt.

For the 2017-2018 cheerleading season at least 75 percent of the athletes on the team must perform 2 connected jumps with one extra jump or 3 connected jumps to maximize their score. Jumps need the cheerleader to jump of the ground and reach a position with their legs. Jumps are my biggest struggle because they take a lot of time and hip flexor power for them to an appropriate height. Based on what degree the group is some of those athletes even need to bring a tumbling pass connected to a jump.

This is usually at the end of a routine and just lasts about 15 seconds. Coaches will go step-by-step and section-by-section to be certain that each and every motion and every movement is made at the exact time it is supposed to. Most teams will incorporate hip or other styles of dance to give the conclusion of the regular some flair and sass.

Most people don’t realize how much work is put to a cheerleading routine. For the entire 2 minutes and 30 seconds these athletes are focused and committed to this routine. The same as soccer or baseball they spend hours and hours in the gym working to perfect those skills to succeed. Cheerleading is a sport and the kids are most defiantly athletes.

5 Essential Physical Warm-Ups

Yoga, Exercise, Fitness, Woman, Health
As performers we would like to be present and”at the moment.” That term is thrown around a lot, but what I mean by”in the moment” is taking in the data that’s currently happening. 1 way we can promote this is by opening up our bodies until we get on stage. All actors should perform a physical warm-up of any sort before they reach the stage for a speech or performance.
By no means is this list exhaustive, but it is a fantastic place to start if you’re just starting out as a public speaker or celebrity. In addition, it is an effective list should you will need to warm-up but are short on time. In all these exercises I encourage you to breathe in and out of your mouth, that’s the most economical and easiest way to breathe. Concentrate on breathing in your low belly (the area between your navel and cool points.) You need your breath to be flowing easily in and out without a stoppage in the bottom of the exhale or top of the inhale.
Jaw massage: I like to start my own warm-ups with this exercise: take both of your hands and clasp them together, bring your elbows to your left and right side of your jaw and rub in the muscle that’s just before the jaw hinge. You might find this to be somewhat uncomfortable or painful. As a matter of fact, if it is not you are probably not in the ideal spot. The majority of us hold plenty of tension here. This is the final place of holding prior to”information” leaves our lips and is out in the world. When there’s something we want to say but feel as though we can not or shouldn’t, often it has”stored” within our jaw muscles. Remember when you are doing this exercise to release your jaw and breathe in and out of the mouth. (This is most likely going to be thinner than you think it ought to be.) Bring your chin to your chest and then slowly roll down the whole length of your spine, go vertebra by vertebra when at all possible. When you’re completely released in this place have a few deep breaths in your stomach and low back. Feel your stomach expand and discharge against your thighs. If you want to deepen this stretch, then grip opposite elbows and continue to breathe deeply. Stay in this position for approximately 30 seconds, then slowly roll back up through the backbone. Should you feel dizzy, place your index finger a foot in front of your face and concentrate on it before your dizziness subsides. You need your pointer fingers pointing towards the sky. Wiggle your rib-cage up from your internal organs and feel that the distance that’s created. Notice the way your ribs expand as you breathe and release as you breathe out. Remember to keep your body facing toward the opposite wall so you’re not falling down towards your feet. Repeat this stretch on the other hand.
Hip Opener: Bring your legs a bit wider than shoulders distance apart. Bend your legs completely so you are in a squat position. If at all possible, your feet and heels should be suspended to the ground. Attempt to keep a long spine in this position. Breathe in and out of the mouth, keeping the pose for 30 seconds to a minute.
Tongue Twister: The final thing I’d like to do before going on stage is tongue-twisters! If I am pressed for time and can only do one it is generally going to be”My Sister Sally.” Having as much clarity as possible with our”s” makes all our address more crisp. You can find the entire text of”My Sister Sally” in Edith Skinner’s”Talk With Distinction.”
I like the development of the warm-up since it warms up the entire body: the jaw, the spine, the ribs, the thighs and the tongue. All these exercises are connected by the constant breath which you keep throughout the warm-up. Please don’t hesitate to ask questions in the comments and leave any warm-ups which you find useful!

Using brown sugar to cook

Brown Sugar, Food, Dessert, Sugar, Sweet

Lots of people feel that brown sugar is healthier than white sugar. This isn’t completely true but brown sugar does include a bit more nutrients because of the molasses it contains.

Besides from being the perfect sweet granules which replace white sugar, it can also be used in everyday recipes. A good deal of recipes use sugar to prevent or hide sour or bitter tastes. Here are some ways that brown sugar may be used in your foods without giving the food a strange flavor.

The sugar will give the food a lovely flavour and crunch that can not be replicated with crumbs. This procedure works best in the oven with different sorts of protein.

Brown sugar is often used in Asian cuisine. A number of these foods involve the sweetened flavor because of the number of salty foods and sauces get inserted into the mixture. The sugar takes any overwhelming flavour away.

The best way to use this sugary product is to place it in desserts, of course.

Brown sugar gives biscuits a chewy texture. If you are the kind that doesn’t like the sweet treat crumbling everywhere then a brown sugar biscuit should work well for you. It works well with baking soda in regards to giving your homemade treats a professional flavour. It allows the soda to produce more carbon dioxide. This means that more air goes through the dough and ultimately altering the texture to be soft and fluffy. The sugar also enables the dough you have made to set quicker than if you had used white sugar because of its acidic content. You will also observe that when the biscuit is cooked it is significantly higher because there’s more air in the dough.

You could also use brown sugar to match other ingredients in various dishes. When using the sugar nuts like pecan and almond nuts, it pushes the sign of bitterness and adds a delightful flavour. Can you imagine how amazing this mix would be once mixed together? Amazing!

In most recipes you will see that the dish requires cooking oil no matter what the ingredients are. Follow the recipes closely when cooking. That way you will ensure that whatever you’re baking will be fantastic.

Finding Happiness

Sad, Depressed, Depression, Sadness
Life might have thrown snowballs at you for a lengthy time. While trying hard to find the silver lining behind every cloud, you might have become tired and emotionally numb. Keep reading to discover.
To begin with, you need to be happy where you are before you can go where you want to be. Consider cheering yourself up by enjoying the beauty of mother nature, reading a great book or watching a funny film.
The moment you begin to appear at things with a positive mindset, your surroundings shifts and you experience amazing happiness. Good things begin to fall together and cause you to further joyous.
If you instantly cannot be where you want to be, be patient. All of the things you need in your life have their proper time. They might not land in your lap in ways you plan but in ways that the Universe feels right. So, my precious reader, if you can’t fly straight away, simply sing. Can you get my point?
Singing, dancing and music are a terrific combination to meet your mind. You have your plate full and before you know it, your burning desire becomes manifested in a sudden way and you’re delighted to fly off.
Mind you, once you’re in your desired destination, you will again begin getting hit by snowballs in the Universe. Don’t be disappointed. Then everything falls together again and you no longer feel that the emotional numbness. You are able to breathe freely, be carefree and be pleased to your heart’s content.
Learn your life’s purpose – something that you know you would not fail and take forward action. Continue moving with the goal in your mind and your needs will be fulfilled. If it is a message that you would like to spread around the planet, it is going to be done. When it is a possession like a home, car or resources that you crave for, they’ll be granted. You only need to tap into the ideal life purpose.
Summing up, don’t remain hurt when the Universe throws snowballs at you.

The Keys to Having Successful Financial Conversations When You’re Engaged

Love, Couple, Holding Hands, Engagement
Before wedding planning kicks into high gear, make discussions about your financing a priority. Taking the time now to speak through money things can create a good foundation for your future. Use the following six principles to direct your money discussions:
Open-minded. Listen carefully to what your prospective spouse says is important to them. Acknowledge your gaps and build on your strengths. If your expectations do not match up, look for a compromise. Some couples sidestep discussions about cash to prevent feelings of hurt, fear, anger or guilt. Creating a habit of frequent communication might help you avoid heated arguments, and will help ensure you are on the same page financially until you walk down the aisle.
Honesty. Share the particulars of your financial history and current situation in case you have not already done so. Disclose the fantastic news, too. Divulge details about savings you have tucked away or a family trust which will help supplement your income so you know the amount of where you stand.
Forward-thinking. As soon as you’ve shared your present situation and background, discuss your goals for the future. Be open about what your fantasies are, but you should be ready to compromise. While you don’t need to agree about everything, having shared goals (buying a house, saving for college if you decide to have kids, retirement, etc.) lets you combine forces on economies and offers you a road map for paying.
Cooperation. To avoid any miscommunications as newlyweds, talk and assign responsibility for monetary functions. Is one of you at tracking online accounts and paying bills? Are you enrolled in a retirement accounts and taking maximum advantage of employer contributions? Who will be the principal contact for your financial adviser, tax professional or estate planner? Two is better than one when you are ready to divide and conquer financial jobs, but be sure that you’re both in the loop on key decisions and money matters.
Diligence. It requires discipline, but taking good care of those housekeeping tasks immediately protects you if something unexpected occurs. Several Actions to consider:
• Consider combining your bank account if it makes sense for your circumstances.
• Amend your tax withholdings, to ensure that the perfect amount is withheld from your paycheck that you are married.
• Choose your wellbeing insurance. If both of your companies provide health insurance, carefully assess your coverage options and premiums for the ideal fit.
Like most things worth attaining, preparing for a life of financial compatibility requires work. In the event you and your prospective partner can commit to the identical money values, it might help you make a solid financial base.

Natural Beauty Products

Make Up, Beauty Products, Cosmetics
If you’re genuinely worried about your skin’s health, you will need to be certain that you decide on the perfect type of natural cosmetics products.
The organic products for the face and skin are made in the plants, herbs, roots, and minerals rather than made in the chemicals. These products are made from nature’s resources and increase not only the outer beauty of a person but healthy too. It not only reflects the whole physical beauty of a individual but it raises the spirituality and is emotionally and physically healthy. The organic skin care products aren’t harmful to the skin at all but play a substantial role in only healing skin ailments.
When you make a substantial choice to simply switch to the organic cosmetics over the ones you’re presently using, you’re basically making the proper choice to take care of the human body and skin together with the products that are safer. Applying these natural products, you encounter plenty of advantages for sure. But whenever you’re using the products, you’ll need to be certain it is acceptable for your skin and health. Eventually, there’s ample quantity of Looking Younger Cream accessible, which will help you to make your skin look soft and beautiful.
Oil-Free makeup remover- If you’re choosing the Looking Younger Cream, then you’ll have to be certain that you decide on the perfect kind of product. 1 advantage of the natural ingredients found in this natural makeup is they are often much less expensive than producing the chemical ingredients in different sorts of cosmetics.
Botanical cleansing cream – While opting for one more remarkable natural item, this is one of those excellent products, which come together with the terrific popularity. The cleansing lotion comes alongside the fantastic productivity. Applying this product on a daily basis, you won’t receive any damage to your skin. Together with making your skin look younger, additionally, it makes you look fantastic. It’s been produced from the sheer organic products which makes the product stand much better than others. It comes at a reasonable price speed and advertises the equal benefit to your skin also. In a long term, you’ll be the opinion of a healthy, luminous and gorgeous skin with the guidance of natural cosmetics products.
But while searching for the pure face wash, you need to be certain that you opt for the best one, which comprises some of the awesome organic ingredients like Red Clover, Elderflower Extract, Chamomile and White Willow Bark Extract. The face wash is complete light foam and a pure soft gel, which is really acceptable for all the skin types also. One of the principal and leading benefits of using the particular product is that it reduces the odds of skin breakouts.

Baby Changing Table

Baby, Changing Table, Diaper, Looking
No doubt infants are adorable and fun and significant source of happiness. They’re the little bundle of joy. As most of us know babies need care and care, parents will need to be very particular about everything from their food, toys, diapers, wipes, etc.. A fun fact- By infant’s first birthday, you will change around 2400-2500 diapers.
Regularly bending your spine to change diapers, can also supply you with severe back pain. You might use changing pad, but always bending knees and moving here and there might be a tiresome job.
A baby changing table is of excellent use since it is simple to change the diapers by simply standing in one spot. Furthermore, these tables include unique shelves so you can easily store the baby’s items like powders, medicines, cotton pads, etc..
Factors to Remember before buying baby changing table-
A Guardrail for kid’s safety-
The baby changing table should have a minimum 2-inch long guardrail. Since the child’s safety is the utmost priority, we can not deny the fact that infants can easily fall-off on the floor if left unattended. The Guardrail can help to protect the child.
The table needs to be spacious enough to have 2-4 shelves or drawers so that all of the general baby stuff is readily accessible. The shelves should be broad enough to accommodate all of the baby supplies.
Strong and Sturdy Legs-
Needless to say, nobody needs a floating table, so before purchasing one do assess its stability. Go for a strong and durable table. It’s recommended to go for a table made from wood rather than particle board. As the particle board isn’t as durable as wood.
You might get intimidated by selections of table available on the internet in addition to at a nearby shop. But buy the one that you are able to afford. An easy and spacious table may do wonders and make the changing diaper procedure less stinky and messy.
Worth the Cost –
Many times people think is it worthwhile to get a changing table for 1 or 2 decades? The answer is yes since you’ll eventually understand that it makes the changing diaper job easier. Moreover, if you are planning to have more than 1 kid, you can reuse it again. The table has multiple applications as following the kid grows up you can use it store different stuff.
You can purchase the table either online or in the local shop. You may select based on the room furniture. Eventually, you will realize the usefulness of this table.