Aryuvedic hacks to live a drug free life.

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Ayurveda is the gift of nature. It originated in India centuries ago and is still alive. Ayurveda has so many daily life hacks that it can turn you a “zero-drug-user” by replacing them with your daily small drugs which you use to treat even a small thing like a cough and cold.

I would like to share with you these Ayurveda hacks :

1. Kailasjeevan :

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It is an Ayurvedic medicine used for treating small injuries and diseases.

The cream can be used for treating –
– Burns
– Itch
– Acne
– Boils
– Ringworm
– Wart
– Pyorrhea Pyrexia
– Headache
– Dermatitis
– Prickly heat
– Toothache
– Tired Eyes
– Muscular Pain
– Insomnia
– Insect bite
– Skin care
– Cuts & Wounds
– Antiseptic
– Gingivitis
– Pimples
– Piles
– Constipation
– Inflammation
– Cough
– Diarrhea
– Vomiting

 

 

2. Yogi Kanthika 

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These are small black round pills which can be used for :

  •  Common Cold & Oryza
  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
  • Acute Laryngitis
  •  Acute epiglottis
  • Influenza
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  •  Congested throat
  •  An unproductive cough in post nasal drip

 

 

3. Santoor soap:

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It is one of the oldest Ayurvedic soaps present in the market. No doubt, it is the most trusted Indian brand till date. It is made up of 18 medicinal Ayurvedic herbs, having neem as its main ingredient. Medimix is good for all types of skin but it may do wonders for women having sensitive and oily skin. It can help you get rid of acne, pimples, rashes and other skin problems.

 

 

4. Hajmola :

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 Hajmola is an Ayurvedic digestive candy. It consists of a variety of traditional Ayurvedic herbs and is supposed to control dyspepsia, ease in digestion and control flatulence.

Hajmola comes in five flavors: Original, Nimbu (Lemon), Imli (Tamarind), Pudina (Peppermint), Amrud (Guava) and Anardana (Pomegranate). The tablets are packed and marketed in the form of sachet or bottles. It also consists of black pepper and salt.

It is NOT A SNACK.  It’s a digestive pill. Famous Indian YouTubers even do the “hajmola challenge” it is pretty weird in taste but it works the best for your stomach.

So eat as much as you want and then digest it with hajmola! 

 

 

5. Dabur red Ayurvedic toothpaste :

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Dabur” is a herb species which was used by ancient Indian people to brush their teeth. It kept the teeth healthy. But using toothpaste is a better option. So dabur as an ingredient in a toothpaste is a pretty good idea. Although there are other aryuvedic toothpaste too, this is actually my favorite. It smells fine and works well too!

 

 

6. Zandu balm :

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Zandu Balm is an Ayurvedic formula that provides instant relief from pain. It is used for local application over the affected area, to relieve the pain caused by acute and chronic conditions such as a headache, arthritis, neck pain and shoulder pain. It can also be used to relieve pain and stiffness in the muscles. It provides relief from the symptoms of common cold. It can also help to obtain relief from back pain and sprains.

used for treating :

  • Headache
  • Common cold
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Arthritis
  • Shoulder pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Strains and sprains

 

 

7. Chyawanprash :

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Chyawanprash is a cooked mixture of sugar, honey, ghee, Indian Gooseberry (Amla), jam, sesame oil, berries, herbs and various herbs and spices.It is prepared as per the instructions suggested in Ayurvedic texts. Chyawanprash is widely sold and consumed in India as a dietary supplement.

It is used for enhancing the overall health of an individual. Minor to major health problems can be kept away by eating it daily. It is my favorite product. hehe

 

 

Please note: Indians have no side effects if they use this but I’m not sure about foreigners. The skin type and body type is different of foreigners. plus, major aryuvedic products smell very weird. For some, they smell great for others, they might smell really bad. These are made from plants so their smell depends on the smell of plants.

Another thing, these are just pictures from Google and the information is from the respective website. You should try these ONLY IF you ask your doctor about it.

Ayurveda is mostly NOT harmful in any way but it can have side-effects on people who are not used to spices, yoga, exercise, Indian vegetables etc. Basically, they are great for south Asians (living in South Asia, not a foreign country)  but non-south Asians can ask their physician before the use of these. Try it daily only if the doctor allows it. Trying one time is also okay for getting an idea.

However, Ayurveda has a flaw – it can’t heal problems rapidly. It takes time. 

 

Indian food : A paradise for vegans and vegetarians? Know how and what to eat..

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Being a vegetarian or a vegan is generally hard but not in India. India was traditionally a vegetarian country since all its religions prohibited the killing of animals. Over the years, some food items and their cooking methods have been changed and non-vegetarian food has been introduced. But the vegetarian and vegan options are still here to stay.

1.Thali.
Thali is a meal consisting of wheat/rice items along with curry, pickles, salad and/or fried items. It is the daily meal of India (yes we eat it daily) although variations are there in daily life during get-together’s, the thali is always made.

India is a very diverse place and each state has its own cuisine and culture. Generally, north Indian thali is composed of vegetarian food and southern and northeastern thali consists of meat items. ( exceptions still exist in each case )

Some of the most popular and best-rated thali’s are from :

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                                             Gujarat
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Note: Before ordering ANY thali, you can actually tell them to not include any meat items or animal produce items. They can remove it and won’t charge you. The basic items are also not made of animals or animal products. So no fear of missing out on something just because you’re vegan.

Tip : If you are eating with your hand, you have to use the right hand and tear the corner of the roti/naan, fold it, then dip it in curry or veggies and then eat it. This is the only way you can eat roti/naan it cant be eaten with a spoon. Rice can be eaten with a spoon though.

 

 

2. Indian snacks :

Indian snack items are 90% of the time – veterinarian. So you gotta try them they are delicious and really tasty.

The best part is that they can be cooked at home easily in very less time.

Here are some Indian snacks : (all vegetarian/customizable to vegan)

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Samosa
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Vada with green and red chutney
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There are also some snack companies which sell these in packets. Just like chips are sold.

Tip: It is the best when it’s all dippy-dippy. Ketchup is the best to dip these in if you don’t have chutney.

 

 

3. Evening food :

“evening food” might sound odd but there are some food items which are usually eaten in the evening. So I call these “evening food”. These take time to prepare but they really taste the best. You can make it at home but it tastes the best when the restaurant makes it.

Some even eat it at night but usually, a person will eat it in evening. Anyways let’s move ahead…

Here I present to you the some of the most delicious evening food ever (all vegetarian/customizable to vegan):-

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Pani puri/Puchnka/Water balls/ Golgappa
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Masala Dosa

4 Indo- Chinese and Indo-Mexican food :

India loves the Chinese and Mexican cuisine. Chinese cuisine is so popular since ages, that it has been transformed into Indian versions. Mexican is new here, but still it is converted into Indo-Mexican too. We love to transform our favourite foreign foods 🙂

All of these are vegetarian/ customizable to vegan :

Indo-Chinese food :

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Indo Mexican food :

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4. The Indian version of your fast food giants :

Fast food is very popular in India. McDonald, KFC, Pizza Hut, Dominos etc have its outlets everywhere and they have to serve some vegetarian food because of the huge vegetarian population.

These are a must try : (vegetarian/customizable to vegan) :

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Burger king vegetarian menu
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KFC special veg paneer zinger

 

 

India always will be vegetarian paradise for all travelers.

Fun fact: Jainism (religion originated from Hinduism and make 2% of Indian population) prohibits to eat vegetables originated from the ground ( it prohibits the absolute killing of animals as well as small insects or even microorganisms). So every Indian restaurant also has a Jain special item which does not contain potatoes, tomatoes etc.

Have a good day!

And don’t shy away to try these foods. Every person, whether he’s non-veterinarian, vegetarian or vegan, has its place in this world.

How to understand women..

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Women and their minds are complex. Thus, “women are difficult to understand” is often quoted. If we want to understand women, we need to understand why they behave in a certain way and how to deal with it…

Here’s how you can understand women…

1. Just like men like beautiful women, women like handsome men.

This is why when an ugly man approaches them, they retaliate. They hate ugly men. DEAL WITH THIS. But this ugly men theory applies most of the time for strangers. If she’s your office mate, college mate, etc then she would be okay to talk to you. She will befriend you but you won’t be her first choice as a “lover”. She might come back to you if she’s betrayed and realizes you were better but that only proves my point that you’re not her first choice if you’re ugly.

2. Most of them like men who give them freedom.

Although it is up to the personal choice of a woman who she would choose as a partner, most of them like guys which let them speak, let them be free and independent and most of all – which can love them and keep them happy. Just take the example of a dad (because for a woman, a dad is her favorite man on this planet)

A dad loves his daughter, a dad protects her, a dad even lets her take a stand, lets her do what she wants and let her act childish. Women like to express themselves a lot. They like to dress up, go shopping or even like to do guy-like things. In their eyes, they should not be said that “you are a woman, you should not do this”. This is when they will get angry (anybody will).

Bottom line: don’t underestimate their capabilities and let them express themselves in front of you or even the world.

3.They like to joke and fool around.

Yes, they do!! But the world just magically assumes that a woman can’t be funny. But they can! Sometimes they just wanna joke with you. You can tell that by their face – happy face with curious eyes and smile. They like to touch and slap you just for fun. Nothing wrong with that. So next time you see a girl joking around, just be normal! she likes to joke and just because she’s joking, does not mean she wants to sleep with you.

This is the most important thing which guys misunderstand. You may say that “oh, of course, I know this” but in reality, you fall in love with her the moment she smiles. But she was just willing to joke around like a normal person. And that’s why girls always ask “Why do you love me?” because, in their eyes, they were just being normal. Joking around like a normal person.

You should not fall for her only because of her beauty or her body(women should also not do this to men). Women like people who also recognize their work and achievements more than their beauty.

4. Most of the time she’s NOT ASKING FOR IT.

Many people have wrong notions that if a woman exposes skin, behaves like men, or does other “unusual” things, she’s asking for it. No! she’s doing those things because she likes doing that! If a girl has a man like point no 2, she will feel free to be herself. So that’s why she does things like those. A normal girl will NEVER sleep with a random guy. (except for sluts).

So better go with the word. Meaning, ONLY if she directly asks you for sex, she’s interested. OTHERWISE SHES NOT. If you force yourself on her, it would be taken as rape/attempt to rape/molestation/ etc.

5. She doesn’t like catcalling.

Some men get flattered by cat calling but women don’t. Never catcall them. Even if your handsome, she won’t like it. Women like attention but not from random men.

Look at the signs and then only assume she likes you. This associate with history because women were subjected to forced sex all the time and this happens even today ( more women are then men) so she will see you as a threat if you catcall or misbehave with her.

So avoid doing this. You are only increasing your chance of being rejected.

6. She loves her family and friends/guardian.

Never say bad about her family or friends because they give her what she wants ( to not be judged and to be able to express herself without being judged). That’s why she has deep respect for them.

She will always talk about the important persons in her life in her daily conversations. Because that’s how she shows she values them. Like how mothers discuss the daily activities of their kids. If you figure out constant person(s) in her daily speech which she talks good about, never talk bad about them in front of her. She hates that.

Avoid talking bad about her parents, family, etc. Although both men and women should avoid talking bad about each other’s important people it is generally seen that a woman will get angrier. She will take out the anger in form of not talking, not responding, or working harshly/angrily.

7. Women like to lie.

The most famous thing about women is that they keep faking appreciations. This is true. But women do this mostly to avoid conflicts. I’ll explain how.

Women are self-conscious. They DO CARE how they are looking. So telling that “oh you look nice” is what they want. Be it from a man or a woman. Most women don’t realize this themselves. That’s why “you look ugly today” will only break the bond of the relationship.

That’s why they lie to each other because women will feel uncomfortable for the entire day if you say “you look ugly today”. I think this also has to do with the past too. In the past, women were supposed to dress in a particular way and if they don’t do that, they mostly got raped or got catcalled or got unnecessary attention which was a threat to their safety. Thus they might have developed this self-conscious attitude.

So, they wanna hear only a positive answer to “how am I looking?”.

 

8. Most women want you to guess what they want.

This mostly applies to their partners (boyfriends/girlfriends) and not to other people. They like to play the guessing games with you. The reasons can be different – like testing your knowledge about her, testing how your mind works (like do naughty things come in your mind first when asked to guess some action of her or not), or it can be a personal reason too.

You can try guessing nonsensical things. then she will get pissed off and eventually will tell you what she wants.

9. She needs a man in her life.

By man, I mean any man. Dad, brother, boyfriend, friend etc. Women love attention from men but only when the man is known to her and is not looking forward to harming her. This is why woman act different outside and different in the house.

So if she’s complaining about her pains to you, or even telling small things to you, you are an important man in her life whom she can trust. Again, important man is not meant to be boyfriend always. She can still friendzone you. She just wants you to console her. Then she’ll herself deal with the problem. She does the same with women. (which again brings us to point 7)

So you need to tell her that she can do it and deal with this problem. Also, say that you are with her and will support her. It will make her feel happy. 🙂

10. She likes to know what her boyfriend/husband is doing all day.

This I think, also has a connection with history. Women were not allowed to work and they can have a security threat if the man of the house dies. Which can explain why women like to keep a check on what her loved one is doing.

So next time, when she keeps calling you, you can just tell her that your fine and tell her to not call all the time because it can disturb your boss. (this trick will work because she wouldn’t want you to lose your job so if you say your boss is angry, she will get a clue that she’s disturbing you and won’t call again’)

11. Women still have the “how can you say this” in their mind (Which is contradictory to the “feminism” ideology)

What I mean is that, If she cusses you with bad words, she wants to be appreciated for being “strong” but when a man cusses her, she shows you the feminazi card. This exists and women need to accept this that they do this.

How to handle this: both don’t cuss/abuse/assault. (now that is what you call EQUALITY and JUSTICE)

“Freedom of speech people” can go cry and let feminazi ideology win. -_-

So these were some tricks which men can do.

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Note: Exceptions are always there. No woman is the same but their characteristics will mostly be same because they all faced the same problems in the past which reflects in their behavior, attention skills, multitasking abilities, etc. But some jerk slut will always be there to ruin things for all women. So that’s why I suggest to find a slut and a normal woman first and then apply these things.

Note 2: I don’t claim these to be right. These are my ideas based on their history, their biology and their mind structure and functions.

Note 3: Sometimes even women don’t know things about them. So some women might feel these are wrong. My answer to them is that they can deny these facts but they can’t deny history and science. Scientific terms are not mentioned here because not all people will understand them.

Note 4: I am a woman myself.

Note 5: According to me, the basic idea of feminism is in points 2,3, and 4. I also feel that women are suppressed especially in Asia and Africa and changes need to happen. I’m a feminist too but not a feminazi. Accept that we can’t run a world without men or even woman. We need both. But I feel western women have more rights and equality than eastern women.

Note 6: I have no idea how the attitude of western women is. so most of these points apply to eastern women and their way of life. Maybe west has the same or it does not. ( i feel they have the same)

Note 7: You will note that most of these points apply to men too. This only proves that men and women are EQUAL. They have equal feelings. But women EXPRESS it more than men. That’s it.

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Read :

Aryuvedic hacks to live a drug-free life.

We live in a false world!

 

We live in a false world!

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Shocked? We do live in a false world! and the most important thing is that we don’t even realize that! We deliberately are pushed into watching and hearing things which are actually turned and twisted to get a false belief in our minds and to control our lives. Here’s how it goes…

How to know that?

Turn on the television right now and switch to a news channel. What you are seeing is not just news, its propaganda. It is a propaganda because you are presented news in such a way which negatively displays the enemy countries of your country and positively displays the friend countries. Ever wondered why American news channels never reported the protests and racism happening in Israel, Japan, or South Korea? Only one answer – propaganda. Ever wondered why India and China are always depicted as poor countries? one answer– propaganda.It’s a trap laid for you to believe that at least your country is better than these 3rd world countries..

And Nah-uh, it’s not the just USA, it’s the entire world which does this. Even Indian media itself is so bias that you have to think why did you even waste time in educating yourself when you could have just written a fake story and given it to Indian media. You are living in a world where your own country, its majority and what it likes seeing the most, is picked as a topic and spread as a news to you. Dividing person on basis of region, race, caste, color are all tactics to get those clicks and TRP ratings.

This was just television news. Now let’s go to the “entertainment” industry. Of course, the American industry dominates the world and it has done enough stereotypes about people, their culture, and their country. But again, have Indians looked into their own media?

If a person is poor, he’s a Bihari, if he’s rich – Gujarati, if someone drinks a lot- he’s Punjabi. This was just stereotypes about our own people. Now let’s go to foreigners: If a person is too white, he’s American/British,  a terrorist is always shown as a Pakistani, a cartoon join venture glorifies India-Japan-South Korea ties but never has anyone glorified the centuries of relations with the Arabs, with China, with Europe etc. India had no relations with Japan, South Korea, America, in the past (only once when a Korean price married an Indian princess). Americans, Indians, Chinese, Japanese, all countries feed propaganda through their idiot boxes. No country is free from this. (Still, I don’t know why democratic countries make fun of communist countries and their  “propaganda” when they themselves are being fed propaganda by even their private-owned news channels? LOL )

And have I talked about how they depict women? Oh god! Women and their bodies are used as a tool to attract male viewers. Wondered why playboy is so famous? -semi-nude women, Why is porn so famous? – nude women and sex, Why is 50 shades of grey so famous? – sex. Men are socially forced to have muscles and women are socially forced to have good bodies. Why? – media depiction!

Even the education which we are getting in our schools is highly scripted. For once, try to compare your history books to Wikipedia and you will realize how much of fake and one-sided information you were learning. For once, go to your geography books and try to locate right borders with the help of internet. You will be shocked!

Micheal Jackson is not a perfect person! neither is Miley Cyrus or one direction! They are all told to act perfect way before the interview starts. Way before the concert starts. Way before they go public. This is done to make people their fans and to depict them as someone perfect. This is how the producing team gets money!  (Saying this as an ex-directioner! Can show you video clips proving my point!) Reality TV shows are also scripted which contradicts the name itself.

It’s also not completely their fault. They are selling us what we wanna see. Sex, food, and beauty are things which human mind unconsciously craves for. And when we get this, we feel happy and buy more. Business has started influencing people in good and bad ways but the worst thing it has ever done is that it has created a fake world. A world where women should be sexually appealing, where a man should have a large d*ck, where brown people are terrorists and white people are cool. Where east Asians are studious and South East Asians are sex slaves and where blacks are gangsters. Where the colonization of Europe is seen as worst but nobody talks about other huge colonisations.

Come out of this fake world and make friends with education.

REMOVE THE BLINDFOLD!!

Modern day gift ideas for your loved one

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Whether it’s your friend, your college, your boss, your younger sister, or your mom, these gift ideas will surely bring a change.

Birthday is a great chance to swallow all grievances and start with a new enhanced relationship. So here are nine modern-day gift ideas which you can use  :

9. Gift cards:

This might sound odd to you but if you live in a city, you must be familiar with online shopping. Online shopping is affordable, convenient and it’s just work-from-home.

Online stores like Flipkart, Amazon etc give you gift cards which helps you get a good discount and great offers.

Most helpful to young teenagers, a person from age 20-30 (youth), office guy/girl.

What you can buy: specific items, or on-choice items (depends on gift card )

Any specific ways to send it: e-mail or delivery.

 

8. Phone!

Gone are the days when we used to use the landlines. Now it’s all digital. Mobile phones are one of the best presents you can ever get. Purchasing online also gives you variety and discounts!

Most helpful to :Grandparents (simple phone), Parents (smartphone), Youth friend (high-end smartphone) or a teenager (average phone but not too high-end)

Additional: Buy a new sim card and a good phone cover. There are affordable plans for students which will help them access data in less money. (Valid to India)

 

7. Video games :

Video games are a big craze for young kids. Sometimes older people also play video games. So why not gift them these?

Most helpful to teens(10-19-year-old), Youth (20-30-year-old)

Beware: Kids younger than 9 years should not play video games since they have adult content and playing video games all day will not help children to develop well. Playing outside is the only best game for kids.

Popular video game names: http://www.businessinsider.in/The-top-50-video-games-of-all-time-RANKED/articleshow/55926605.cms ( top 50 video games are listed here)

 

 

6. Yoga mats/Ayurveda items / Health items/ massage and spa :

Gifts need not be material all the time. A quick nice spa for your grandparents will make them relaxed and calm and you will get their blessings as a return gift. Yoga mats for your parents will encourage them to do yoga ( Indian parents never waste any items), A good fit-bit watch for your dad will help him get in shape and Ayurvedic massages and items are good for maintaining healthy herbal life.

Most helpful to: Adults (30-95-year-old)

 

 

5. Work-related equipment :

Imagine you are willing to buy some photography stuff for your job Or you want a good book for your school. Then suddenly your mom/dad comes and gifts you these. You will be SO HAPPY !!

Thus, gifting some work-related equipment for your loved one is a great idea to make them cry.

Most helpful to: students, working parents/bachelors.

Buy from online stores to get the work done in the least physical moment way.

 

 

4. Travel  tickets to their favorite country/place:

I like this gift a lot. My parents have worked day and night to secure good future for me. So such a gift allows them to have some couple of time and relax and enjoy together to a place away from home.

So just grab your wallet and book a ticket for them.

Most helpful to Couples

Suggested places: Kerala (Ayurvedic healing, beaches, and peace), Northeast India ( Nature trial), Northernmost India ( mountains, snow, and trekking opportunities), or even foreign trips to say Europe, Southeast Asia or just a country they like.

 

 

 3. A collage/ video/image frames of their old photos or videos:

You probably must have old good memories of your friends on your phone. So you can use them to make a collage, a tiny video clip or frame-gift their pictures. This will cost less as well as make them happy too.

Avoid adding YOUR pictures. Cause it’s his/her special day NOT YOURS.

Pictures and videos must be only of that person.

Most useful to: Friends.

 

 

2. Tech items for the most hardworking family member :

Technology is advanced now. No need to wash clothes physically, no need to physically chop vegetables and no need to even wash the floor by yourself.

The person who does these work in your house (probably mom/dad), can take advantage of the technology advancement. Push down the load on their shoulders by gifting them tech-friendly gifts to help in their daily life.

Most helpful to mom/dad/person working the most in the house

 

 

1.Just a small treat :

As I had said earlier, gifts need not be material. My dad always used to take me to special dinner places of my choice and used to tell me to order what I want. I didn’t get any more material gifts but I was still happy with his small gesture of offering me a treat.

Most helpful to: kids/old people.

Additional: An eat-whatever-you-want or a person on a diet/wrath is like a music to their ears. So don’t hesitate to gift this. Many people think that only material gifts are enough for a birthday. But when I was not offered any material gifts but just taken to my favorite restaurant to try my favorite Chinese food, I never felt like “where is my gift”.

I don’t know about the west but here in the east, something other than material life is always welcomed.

This might not be a “modern-day” thing but it is something which enhances the MODERN DAY relationship between you and the person.

The modern-day must not always include TECHNOLOGY. Modern day life still practices yoga, still wants fresh oxygen to survive and still wants some love in life. So this is something which is old but enhanced in the modern-day time.

Like I was taken to a restaurant but you can take your kid to a space center, an amusement park, to a 5d movie etc.

Quick summary :

Additional ideas view it from my Diwali blog. Maybe you can find something interesting.

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5 Unique ways to celebrate Diwali

5 Unique ways of celebrating Diwali

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Diwali is the festivals of lights and celebration. But, many youngsters refrain from bursting crackers since they fear environmental pollution and harm to animals.

So, how can we change the way we celebrate Diwali and still keep up the tradition?

The idea is simple – minimal or zero environmental damage, self-happiness and reviving  the old idea of Diwali by celebrating joy, prosperity, and light

1.Use the first day of Diwali to give your stuff

  •  Many kids in India, don’t have enough food, water or even shelter
  • If you give your toys, old books, blankets etc to an NGO so they’ll give it to the poor families.
  • Trust me, the feeling you get when you help someone is the best feeling ever.

2. Use rangoli as a way to bring awareness or to promote art.

  • The age-old dots and flowers are of no use.
  • Use your creative imagination which you had buried, to show your work to the world.
  • Take part in rangoli contests and win prizes. It will boost your confidence.
  • You need not be a girl to draw a rangoli (common dude its 21st century).
  • It’s the best time to show your artistic talents.
  • You can also draw awareness posters.
  • Promote your rangoli on social media.

3. Hide a secret message inside every sweet box you give to your loved ones.

  • It could be your little sister, brother or even parents or friends. I’m sure they would have expected a tiny paper inside the box.
  • When they will open it, they will burst into tears.
  • You can just write a small thank you letter or just an  “I love you” message.

4. Go out with your family to a beach or a quiet place and use this time to talk to each other.

  • Usually, the city life is really messed up.
  • People don’t talk to each other. Not even the family.
  • You can use this time to know more about each other.
  • This will also help you to understand your parent’s views and will help your parents to understand your views. This will further help in solving conflicts and maintaining peace.

5. Help animals.

  • Animals get affected the most in Diwali. Their ears are very sensitive and they can get severely damaged by those loud noises
  • Thus, ensuring the street dogs and cats are safe, will help enhance your relationship with animals and will also make sure they are safe.
  • One day, when you will be in trouble, they will surely help you too. 😉

 

Diwali is the most fun festival. But it would be more fun if we celebrate it  BY SPREADING LOVE.

The 5 things above, will not only enhance the festival but will also enhance your mental and emotional health which will help you to be successful in life.

 

HAPPY DIWALI

Helping a family member cope up with mental disease.

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According to wikipedia, A mental disorder also called a mental illness or psychiatric disorder, is a behavioral or mental pattern that causes significant distress or impairment of personal functioning.Such features may be persistent, relapsing and remitting, or occur as a single episode. Many disorders have been described, with signs and symptoms that vary widely between specific disorders. Such disorders may be diagnosed by a mental health professional.

 

There are various ways in which you can help your family member deal with his illness. Here are the Dos and Dont’s :

Do’s

1. Turn his negatives into positives.    

(Will help in changing his perspective)

2. Ensure he is taking his medicines

3. Treat him as normal as others

(will help them not feel left out)

4. Take help of doctor if the patient has down syndrome, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, etc

( Cause these patients can behave violently)

5. Prepare his favorite food, play his favorite game with him, watch a movie with him and keep him happy 

( of course, with precautions considering the type of disease he has)

6. At the end of the day, talk to him about his day, how he is feeling and tell him that you love him and will support him in his journey of dealing with mental illness

(btw also seriously help him don’t say it for the sake of saying lol )

 

 

Dont’s

1. Yelling, teasing, dissing, shouting, beating, and being sarcastic

( his health is more important than your ego)

2. Behaving extremely different.

( change in your behavior towards him can lead to him doubting you all the time)

3. Keeping him in the house/ one room all the time

( going for a walk with him, making him feel free to unknown people and socializing, will help to make him feel safer. but you need to talk to the doctor about the precautions you keep in mind about his particular illness)

4.Keeping him away from his loved and trusted person.

( it can be his friend, his college or his cousin, don’t try to keep him away from them.He will mostly not harm them since he is receiving treatment and is in the recovery process. Being with his trusted people will help him feel happy and safe)

5. Always lecture about his problem

( suggesting things is good but only at that time when he is just a few steps behind being fully recovered. Until then, follow the doctor’s recommendation.)

6 Suggest illogical solutions

( it will not help)

Lastly, he needs your love and support.

He is going through a rough phase. You will never know how he is feeling. Mental diseases and physical diseases have a lot of differences. Never abandon or leave a family member JUST BECAUSE he has a mental disease.

HE DID NOT CHOOSE THIS.

we are not doctors but these techniques are very logical and are written on basis of various psychological theories. To be fully sure of what you should be doing, contact the doctor.

All the best

Change yourself : teen edition

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Teen life is hard for everyone. Bullying, teasing, isolation, rejection, achievements, discovering your talents, and entering the outside world is hectic and scary for some teens. This results in some becoming timid, shy and some becoming over-enthusiastic.

Teens sometimes get stuck in their life wondering how to get out of this cage and become a different person.

So, you trying to change your life?

let’s see how you can do this. I have kept it short and sweet and straight to the point so as to save your time.

STEPS TO CHANGE YOURSELF:

1. CHANGE THE WAY YOU WORK THINGS OUT :

  • whatever bad situation you are in, just relax. Figure out where you are going wrong and take measures to solve them. Don’t worry about failure just start with a change and be consistent.

quick example – John is constantly failing in math. He studies but still doesn’t get marks. Where is he going wrong? In study methods. he needs to talk to a teacher and ask her how exactly is he supposed to study and then, just keep following her methods! Simple.

2. NEVER GIVE UP :

  • When you figure out where you are going wrong, and you are following the right methods now, you just need a push because you need to get used to this new change. You might feel to stop doing it but it’s for your own good future you dumb ass!

quick example – John now knows the right methods now. The methods are boring but he knows the methods are right because his teacher recommends it. So, he will now turn off all the distractions when he is studying and do his best to keep this habit consistent.

3. REWARD YOURSELF:

  • yah that’s what you wanted! complete your homework for the day and you can surf the internet for the next 1 hr.
  • you need to make this a habit but once you get used to this habit, you will not reward yourself anymore ( i mean wtf do you reward yourself for brushing your teeth now? no. cause that’s your habit )
  • after the habit is established, aim for higher goals and THEN start rewarding again.

basically, just reward for a NEW good thing you did. got it?

quick example – John rewards himself for doing easy sums correctly. Now he aims for hard sums. So, he will stop rewarding easy sums and will reward himself after finishing hard sums now.

4. DONT PUNISH YOURSELF TOO MUCH : 

  • punishing is good but not all the time.
  • how would you feel if your parents hit you all the time? similarly, you are the parent of your mind. punish it when it does wrong but not always.
  • tell him where he went wrong and tell him to avoid making that mistake again
  • you will not always succeed bruh. Failure happens. But that does not mean you stop going in the right direction and keep punishing yourself.

keep calm and try again learning from mistakes.

quick example – John improved but still he needs more marks. Now he will not stop. He will look back where he went wrong, punish himself at times (not physically) then will say to himself ” I’ll try again. I will not repeat my mistakes and will try hard again”

5. BE POSITIVE AND AFFIRMATIVE : 

  • you know you are doing right, so remove the negativity.
  • change “I cannot do this” to “I can do this if I try”
  • don’t take failures negatively.
  • think “I failed because my mind wants me to work harder” instead of “I failed because I’m a loser”
  • ask parents, teachers, and friends for your help. Trust me, they will seriously help dude. Mom will make tea for you even at night if she sees you working really hard. Dad will take you out for dinner if he sees you working hard. The teacher will help you correct mistakes and friends will help you cheer up.

We are lucky we live in India which has family values and a supportive surrounding. just make use of it bruh.

quick example – John constantly keeps on getting negative thoughts since he had got fewer marks last time. but he will say to himself “at least I didn’t fail this time. I got good marks compared to last time. just need more and more work now” he will talk to his family, teachers, and friends and they will make him feel better.

 

LOOK, taj mahal wasn’t built-in one day. it took more than 10 years to build what it is today. Now thousands of people come to that place.

so, what do we learn?

  • SUCCESS REQUIRES HARD WORK.
  • SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE
  • POSITIVISM MATTERS
  • SUPPORT OF TRUSTED PEOPLE MATTERS

hoping that John will top the class, let’s conclude this session.

good-bye mate

Quick tips for removing stress

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No time pass. All blogs and websites give big paragraphs for explaining simple things…..

Stress relieving methods are available all over the world from traditional methods to modern methods and from books to internet.

I’ve listed some things here by adding pictures

Enjoy!

 

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Mental health : how to know if you really need professional help.

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The most common signs are – constant negative thinking, UNABLE to cope up with life, feeling sad and low, weight loss, less thinking ability, less concentration, suicidal thoughts, etc

Most Indians think that these problems can be solved by mere desi hacks but they cannot be solved like this.

Awareness about mental health is very less in India.

Here are some mental illnesses and their symptoms..

  • Anxiety disorders: People with anxiety disorders respond to certain objects or situations with fear and dread, as well as with physical signs of anxiety or panic, such as a rapid heartbeat and sweating. An anxiety disorder is diagnosed if the person’s response is not right for the situation, if the person cannot control the response, or if the anxiety interferes with normal functioning. Anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and specific phobias.
  • Mood disorders: These disorders, also called affective disorders, involve persistent feelings of sadness or periods of feeling overly happy, or fluctuations from extreme happiness to extreme sadness. The most common mood disorders are depression, bipolar disorder, and cyclotomic disorder.
  • Psychotic disorders: Psychotic disorders involve distorted awareness and thinking. Two of the most common symptoms of psychotic disorders are hallucinations — the experience of images or sounds that are not real, such as hearing voices — and delusions, which are false fixed beliefs that the ill person accepts as true, despite evidence to the contrary. Schizophrenia is an example of a psychotic disorder.
  • Eating disorders: Eating disorders involve extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors involving weight and food. Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder are the most common eating disorders.
  • Impulse control and addiction disorders: People with impulse control disorders are unable to resist urges, or impulses, to do acts that could be harmful to themselves or others. Pyromania (starting fires), kleptomania (stealing), and compulsive gambling are examples of impulse control disorders. Alcohol and drug are common objects of addictions. Often, people with these disorders become so involved with the objects of their addiction that they begin to ignore responsibilities and relationships.
  • Personality disorders: People with personality disorders have extreme and inflexible personality traits that are distressing to the person and/or cause problems in work, school, or social relationships. In addition, the person’s patterns of thinking and behavior significantly differ from the expectations of society and are so rigid that they interfere with the person’s normal functioning. Examples include antisocial personality disorder, obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, and paranoid personality disorder.
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): People with OCD are plagued by constant thoughts or fears that cause them to do certain rituals or routines. The disturbing thoughts are called obsessions, and the rituals are called compulsions. An example is a person with an unreasonable fear of germs who constantly washes his or her hands.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): PTSD is a condition that can develop following a traumatic and/or terrifying event, such as a sexual or physical assault, the unexpected death of a loved one, or a natural disaster. People with PTSD often have lasting and frightening thoughts and memories of the event and tend to be emotionally numb.

This was an extract from WebMD. If you feel your symptoms don’t match, check out other diseases on this link.

https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/mental-health-types-illness#1

There are many pages you need to read on that website. I hope it will help you find out what exactly you are feeling. After you realize your type of illness, you need to accept it and make your way to the therapist or psychiatrist.

A therapist is a professional who will check your problems individually and tell you how to solve them. he will ask you questions, give you methods to solve them and make you feel normal within 3-4 months based on how much affected you are. it is completely normal to seek a therapist you are not a crazy person you are just having a serious problem with your mind.

A psychiatrist also does the same but he has a license to give you medicines like a normal physician.

Again, It’s completely OKAY to seek help. No one actually cares about you. It’s only YOU who can help yourself to take your body to that clinic.

People will talk, then forget.

But what about you? will you be happy living a sad life? No.