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How We Helped Our Daughter with Physics Tutoring

My daughter is getting ready to enter her senior year in high school and she is a little bit worried about the physics class she is going to be taking. She has always excelled in most of her classes except for the science courses. After a lengthy discussion about this, her father and I decided to look into the tuition centre at Bukit Timah. They have an outstanding reputation for helping students in improving their physics grades by a letter or two. We haven’t told our daughter yet but are really hoping that she will look at this opportunity with an open mind.

Before making our decision we did some research on this organization and found nothing but positive reviews from extremely satisfied customers. This would be a group class as they do not currently offer private tutoring at this time. Continue Reading

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Hire a Service to Handle Your Spring Cleaning

Managing a household can be a very time-consuming task. On top of the everyday tasks of cooking and laundry, the cleaning of a house, especially a larger one, can take the kind of time that people rarely have these days. For those struggling with balancing their schedules to have enough time for housework, it is a great idea to hire cleaning services or just spring cleaning in Singapore. Instead of having your weekends filled with trying to stay on top of housework, you can instead free up those days to explore all that Singapore has to offer. Although this has been something many overlooked as an option in the past, it is definitely a service that is gaining in popularity as people get busier and busier and look for options to help keep things in a more orderly fashion.

Hiring a cleaning service in Singapore can seem like it is a bit much for regular working professionals because it was a service always associated with the wealthy. But the cost of the service in Singapore is very reasonable and manageable for many who are working full-time and therefore it is something that should be considered seriously. Continue Reading

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My Hometown Crime Stats Are Up

When I moved back to my hometown, I was really surprised with all the changes. The last time I had been back for more than a few hours prior to moving back was nearly six years ago, and a lot had changed even in that time period. I was glad to back though because a lot of my friends still lived in the area, and I was looking forward to reconnecting on a deeper level. What I was not expecting to do right away was look at different deals I could get on home security systems at https://home-security.co/adt-home-security/.

Like I said, a lot has changed. When I lived here over a dozen years ago, the worst thing to happen was the high school cheerleaders TP’ing trees at the football players houses. That is no longer done because innocent fun like that has departed the streets. Continue Reading

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Helping My Mother Get Back to the Routines She Loves to Do

My mom used to get out all the time. She is in her 70s now, but there was a time recently that she was just staying home and not even tending her small garden. I found out when I stopped to pick up a few tomatoes. I could see the weeds growing. She told me that her back was hurting her. She said she had been to the doctor, and he prescribed painkillers that make her sleepy, but they do not take away all the pain. I took her to my chiropractor in Redding, and now she is feeling a lot better.

Mom’s back had a pinched nerve that was causing her some tremendous sciatic pain. Continue Reading

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Helping My Mother Get Back to the Routines She Loves to Do

My mom used to get out all the time. She is in her 70s now, but there was a time recently that she was just staying home and not even tending her small garden. I found out when I stopped to pick up a few tomatoes. I could see the weeds growing. She told me that her back was hurting her. She said she had been to the doctor, and he prescribed painkillers that make her sleepy, but they do not take away all the pain. I took her to my chiropractor in Redding, and now she is feeling a lot better.

Mom’s back had a pinched nerve that was causing her some tremendous sciatic pain. Continue Reading

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I’m Ready to Start a New Chapter in Life

I have been doing what I can to get my old house fixed up. I am selling it next year. I understand that most people buy a house that is in perfect shape, but my plan was to fix up the basics around my place and then sell it. I first spoke with a company that does HVAC maintenance in NYC and asked them for an estimate. They came out and looked everything over, gave me a good quote and then started work. I must say that as soon as they were finished, the house felt nice and cool in ever room that I entered.

The other things that I am working around the house won’t be too much of a big deal. Continue Reading

This Model Appreciates the Exposure

When I went online to buy Instagram followers, I did so in order to increase my exposure to the public. As a young model attempting to land more work than the occasional store catalogue, I very quickly learned that I had to get my face out there. The problem is that Instagram, a social media site that revolves largely around photographs of everything from pets to models, is loaded with people like me trying to break out and get a lucrative modeling career going. I knew I could make it, but I needed that extra boost that only a lot of followers can get you.

I found a company online that promises to provide plenty of followers. Continue Reading

Drama: How It Zaps Creativity and Success

Drama occurs all around us. We don’t think of ourselves as
a drama queen or king. “isn’t that a movie?” isn’t that a
neighbor, co-worker, friend, or in-law? For artists, drama
contributes to their creative production. There is a darker
side. One we don’t want to admit to. At least not easily.

We add drama in order to make life or situations more
interesting. Artists like to do this when their creativity
is blocked. Drama adds fizz to imagination. We also create
drama when we’re bored or need to shelter our feelings.

Drama, thought of as a serious narrative for fiction, can
also be serious emotional muck that zaps both creativity and
success. Like quicksand, we don’t know you’re in it until
you can’t move your legs.

A friend, let¡¯s name her Jane, phones and pulls you in with
her BMW (bitch, moan and whine). She curls your ear about
life not going according to her plan. You have just become
stuck in her drama. You pat your foot and think about what
else you could be doing. The critic justifies staying with:
“She¡¯s your friend. She listens to your BMW.” Afterwards,
your energy sags.

Drama is easier to see in other people, it is harder to see
the muck we create for ourselves. Here is a process that
will assist your awareness and propel you forward:

Step 1: Recognize when the drama is appearing or when it
did appear. Do you drag yourself out of bed? That¡¯s drama.
Do you moan and groan about something? That¡¯s drama. Our
inner critic has a natural ability to ignite drama when you
don’t want to do something. Did you give an excuse for
something? That¡¯s drama. We’re you late because you
weren’t sure you wanted to go? Drama! Excessive emotion is
drama.

Step 2: Acknowledge the event as unnecessary. When you
acknowledge it as unnecessary and you are in a dramatic
moment, the shift begins.

Step 3: Identify what part, or whole, is “just” your part?
Weed out the other players. See only your part. Decide:
Are you going to continue or change it?

Step 4: Begin the transformation. Write or carefully think
through what occurred. If you see the drama unfolding
before you, and it includes other players, stop, don’t
continue just to save face. Once you decide to transform
it, declare it out loud three times.

Let me share with you one of my changing events…

My fought my own thoughts as I moved down the isles. “Yes, I
need these? No, I don’t really need this?” Justifying
with the great price. I stared at items without seeing as
my thoughts fought. “Should I or shouldn’t I.” At the
checkout counter, I couldn’t let go of the items so the
cashier could price and bag them. Slowly I let go.

When it came time to pay, I stopped, looked at her, and
explained that I changed my mind. I apologized, slightly
embarrassed. Not so surprised but delighted from my
explanation, she said thank you, she learned something to.
I said, “Me too.”

I sat on the mall bench in disbelief for quite some time.
It was one of those memorable moments. One I still remember
very clearly today. It took time to process what occurred
but I did see that my spending process changed
significantly. It was one of my shifts in seeing my drama.

Step 5: Make a conscious choice to let it go.

Step 6: Take action. Talk with someone about it — a
friend, clergy, or coach. Just do it. If you prefer to
write your way through the process, do it. Process it
lovingly. For when you see the drama as if it¡¯s a
television soap opera “an out of body view” this particular
drama behavior ends.

Step 7: Repeat this phrase three times: “And this has
passed. I now move forward in joy and success.”

Enjoy the less dramatic you and watch your new success
unfold.

Your Assignment, If You Choose To Take This On

Make a list, 1-10. Close your eyes and revisit the last 24
hours. See where the drama occurred? What was your
contribution? Was the drama getting the kids to go to bed?
Did you procrastinate on something and then create drama to
get you started? Write down even the smallest memory. Even
the appearances you’re not sure of. Choose one. Start with
Step 1.