HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Wish all of you a HAPPY AND HEALTHY New Year!
Remember…try to keep those Resolutions within reach…
Keep it Simple…See your glass as half full rather than half empty…
Have an attitude of gratitude…even with yourself!…
Don’t sweat the small stuff…and try to let go and let God…
You can’t choose your family, but you can choose your friends…
So remember…to have a friend …you have to be a friend…in good times and bad!
And even though family can be trying at times…
they are family…just try to control the expectations…
To make your New Year a Happy one…try to bring some Joy into your life!
We all want Peace in the World…
but maybe we have to work on having it begin within ourselves first…
As for a Healthy New Year…Our bodies are our temples…
Maybe if we think of taking care of our bodies
like we take care of our homes, our cars…
and the many other superficial things we agonize over…
well who knows what might happen???
And remember …mental health is as important as physical health…
Try to allow yourself some time free of stress or anxiety???
It’s a New Year…
Even though our Future as a Nation may look bleak economically…
We can make a difference by getting involved in our Nations Future…
With the up-coming 2012 Election…search out the truth…
Know who YOU want to vote for and why…don’t just listen to friends or the media…
Search for the TRUTH…
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER…
and you have the ability to use your knowledge in a powerful way…Vote!
New Year’s History and Traditions
By Carol Bainbridge,
The Beginning of Celebrating the New Year:
The Acceptance of the New Year’s Celebration:
New Year’s Resolutions:
Small pieces of lead are melted in a spoon over a lit candle. The melted lead is dropped into cold water. It hardens into shapes, which predict the future. A heart or ring shape, for example, means a wedding.
A gold or silver coin is baked into a cake. The person who has the piece of cake with the coin inside will be lucky for the rest of the year.
Before the holiday, houses must be cleaned, inside and out. At midnight on New Year’s Eve, a monk at a local shrine strikes a gong to signify the forgiving of the past year’s mistakes.
To purge the old year and welcome in the new one, the Dutch make bonfires in the street out of their Christmas trees.
Firstfooting-people visit neighbors just after midnight to wish them well for the new year. It is considered good luck if the first person to step foot into your house is a tall, dark and handsome man!
Eating twelve grapes at midnight on New Year’s Eve will bring twelve months of happiness.
OTHER CELEBRATIONS AROUND THE WORLD…
- Armenian New Year
- Australian New Year
- Austrian New Year
- Babylonian New Year
- Bahai New Year
- Belgian New Year
- Bengali New Year- Indian State
- Brazilian New Year
- British New Year
- Buddhist New Year
- Bulgaria New Year
- Burma New Year
- Cambodian New Year
- Chinese New Year
- Danish New Year
- Diwali New Year
- Egyptian New Year
- English New Year
- European New Year
- Far Eastern New Year
- French New Year
- German New Year
- Greek New Year
- Hmong New Year
- Hindu New Year
- Hungarian New Year
- Indian New Year
- Iranian New Year
- Irish (Celtic) New Year
- Islamic New Year
- Japanese New Year
- Jewish New Year
- Korean New Year
- Lao New Year
- Maharashtra New Year
- Mayan New Year
- Netherlands New Year
- Pakistani New Year
- Parsee New Year
- Persian New Year
- Polish New Year
- Portuguese New Year
- Punjab New Year
- Roman New Year
- Romanian New Year
- USSR New Year
- Scandinavian New Year
- Scottish New Year
- South African New Year
- South Pacific New Year
- Spanish New Year
- Sri Lankan New Year
- Swaziland New Year NEW
- Swedish New Year
- Swiss New Year
- Taiwanese New Year
- Tamil New Year
- Thai New Year
- Tibetan New Year
- United States New Year
- Vietnamese New Year
- Welsh New Year
With the coming of a fresh year people always strive hard to have a good beginning. Every year most of us make unique and new resolutions. We plan it well and stay determined to fulfill those resolutions. But somehow only a few have the relentlessness to keep up their resolutions.
With the coming of 2012, many people made various resolutions. Some of them might have succeeded and others couldn’t because of the simple reason that they did not try hard enough to fulfill them. No matter how successful you were in 2010, the new year, 2011 will be your year to have a new beginning and start with a fresh zeal. If you haven’t made your list of resolutions yet, here are the top 10 New Year’s resolutions for 2012 to see if they can be applied to your life.
1. Lose Weight
This is probably one of the resolutions which are common to many people who always dream of having a beautiful and lean body. Was this one of your resolutions from past year? If so, be encouraged this year to follow it until you see positive results. Make a plan of what you will give up (late night snacks, that extra meal) in exchange for a lean body. You only have to make this shift once in your lifetime to get lasting results.
2. Getting Organized
Punctuality and organization is very crucial in a man’s life. People should always organize things accordingly and never delay any work what so ever. Work planning is very important both in office and also in home. The 2012 resolution must also include being organized and well planned. This will not only help in becoming a disciplined person but can also help in earning appreciation. In life problems are inevitable but handling these problems in planned and organized way is the main thing. Therefore a person’s resolution must include being disciplined. Simple things such as making a daily goal list before you start the day can go a long way.
3. Spend Less, Save More
How did you do financially in 2010? Many people spend money on unnecessary things without any justification. Money is an important thing in life and should be spent very carefully no matter how rich a person may be. Here’s a simple rule for you to follow in 2012. Before you buy something, always spend some time justifying the reason. You should spend the same amount of time it took you to earn that money on reasoning before you buy. If you do this, you will be able to cut most of the impulse purchases and you will be drawn to a better deal elsewhere.
4. Enjoy life to the Fullest
Life comes once and should be enjoyed as much as possible in the right way. Staying alone and isolated, and staying morose does not help. It is an individual’s duty to motivate oneself more and more so that they can reach the goal that they intend for. As the years are passing by, you are moving closer to the end of life. This should be seen as a positive aspect in life, because it encourages you to enjoy what you have in your life right now. Therefore make a resolution to find a reason everyday to enjoy life, enjoy everything that you do and enjoy every little moment in life, and then the life becomes worth living.
5. Staying Fit and Healthy
There are many people who lead a much undisciplined life and do not take care of their health. Staying physically and mentally fit should be another important resolution which can change your life positively and effectively. Regular exercise for half an hour everyday can help a lot in keeping mental peace.
6. Learn Something Exciting
Time waits for none and it should never be wasted. There are so many things that a person might engage himself or herself into apart from what they do. Where do you waste most of your time everyday? Do you spend idle time during waiting for the bus or train? Carry a book or an audio book on your career or profession every time you travel. Can you cut down on the time you spend watching TV, and learn a new skill? You’re never too young or old to learn a new skill. Therefore, make a resolution to upgrade your skills.
7. Quit Smoking
Smoking is injurious to health and it is known to all. Many people cannot give up smoking even after trying a lot. If you’re still addicted, your 2011 resolution should be to quit smoking. It will not only help you, but it will help everyone else whom you see everyday.
8. Helping Others in Their Dreams
Everybody thinks about oneself but there are few people who care for others. A great resolution is to help others. It always feels very nice to know that our actions can make other people smile and this is something to be proud about. You don’t need to be rich to help others. You can help others in 2011 with your time and skills. The more you help others, later you will also receive favors from other people because of the law of reciprocity.
9. Fall in Love
Love is a wonderful feeling, a feeling that comes from within. Are you in a relationship and is it the time to get engaged?, or is it the time to find someone in your life to share your experiences with? It’s never too late to fall in love.
10. Spend More Time with Family
Your 2012 resolutions should include loving family members. Every family member is dependent on each other and so spending time with family is very essential. An individual stays with its family for most of the time and should devote as much time as possible. Something that most successful businessmen and women regret is not spending enough time with their families when they could’ve. Spending time with the family gives a person a chance to know each other, share feelings with each other, share joy and sorrow. This is indeed an important resolution that will give you fulfillment in life.
These were some of the top 10 chosen resolution for year 2012. Some of them may be applicable for your and some may not. However, 2012 is a new beginning in your life. Create your own list of resolutions and make a quantum leap in your life this new year!
WHAT IS YOUR NEW YEARS RESOLUTION?
Happy New Year: To Our Health!
As we embark on the beginning of a brand new year, let us always remember that one’s health is central to our being here on earth. As my grandparents always said, “without good health we have nothing”. That sounds harsh, but in many ways true.
Every month we have been discussing about a particular cancer that is represented by that month. It’s becoming clearer that cancer is everywhere and is a part of our lives as human beings. What my Italian ancestors used to call the “brutta“disease and was rarely talked about is now still a disease but its fear has lessened. We owe this to talented, intelligent doctors, scientists and activists who have spent their lives finding ways to prevent cure and control cancer. All we have to do is become knowledgeable, listen and take care of our bodies and pray that our heath care providers are listening too.
January is deemed cervical cancer awareness month. Cervical cancer was once the leading cause of cancer death in American women. The number of women developing the disease and dying from it has greatly decreased thanks to the Pap smear test. Cervical cancer is typically a slow growing cancer that may not have symptoms, but can be detected by having regular Pap smear tests. This test detects subtle changes in the cells that may lead to cancer development.
Cervical cancer is typically caused by the HPV (Human Papillomavirus). HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States and affects both females and males.
Gardasil or the HPV vaccine is become available to teenage girls and is effective in preventing HPV infections, therefore is effective in preventing cervical cancer. Now the vaccine is approved for boys as well.
When my teenage daughter’s pediatrician asked if I wanted my daughter to have the vaccine I had many questions. I felt as though I would be expecting her to be sexually active. The pediatrician assured me that if the fear of AIDS hasn’t detoured teens from having sex that giving this vaccine wouldn’t encourage it. He also pointed out that we don’t know if other forms of foreplay, such as “petting” may also spread the HPV virus. That made sense to me so she got vaccinated. Everyone needs to do their own research and ask questions of their health care providers before making their decision.
According to the American Cancer Society risk factors for cervical cancer are the HPV infection, smoking, HIV infection, dietary factors, hormone contraception, multiple pregnancies, exposure to DES and family history of cervical cancer. There is possible genetic risk associated with HLA-B*07 gene. Like all cancers early detection is the key. So be proactive!!
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