Hindu Mommy

December 28, 2006

The (other) 10 commandments

Filed under: Self Improvement,Tips and Tricks — hindumommy @ 10:35 pm

Thou shall not worry, for worry is the most unproductive of all human activities. 

Thou shall not be fearful, for most of the things we fear never come to pass. 

Thou shall not cross bridges before you come to them, for no one yet has succeeded in accomplishing this. 

Thou shall face each problem as it comes. You can only handle one at a time anyway. 

Thou shall not take problems to bed with you, for they make very poor bedfellows. 

Thou shall not borrow other people’s problems. They can better care for them than you can. 

Thou shall not try to relive yesterday for good or ill, it is forever gone. Concentrate on what is happening in your life and be happy now! 

Thou shall be a good listener, for only when you listen do you hear different ideas from your own. It is hard to learn something new when you are talking, and some people do know more than you do. 

Thou shall not become “bogged down” by frustration, for ninety percent of it is rooted in self-pity and will only interfere with positive action. 

Thou shall count thy blessings, never overlooking the small ones, for a lot of small blessings add up to a big one

October 12, 2006

I want to be happy happy happy !

Filed under: Self Improvement,Tips and Tricks — hindumommy @ 10:42 am

Happiness seems to be the new theme of financial magazines. Forbes had earlier published a list for a  stress-free life (See post here ) and now WSJ has Nine Tips for Investing in Happiness

In addition to the usual “friends bring happiness” (Tip 1:Make friends) and  “money doesn’t buy happiness” tip (Tip 3: Forget the pay raise) the one tip that I found really interesting was

Give it time.

Surveys have found that reported happiness tends to be U-shaped through life, with folks becoming increasingly grumpy as they approach their 40s and then recovering from there.Maybe our happiness gradually declines as we fail to fulfill our youthful ambitions, only to revive once we accept our lot in life. Alternatively, maybe this midlife unhappiness reflects the time pressures faced by those in their 40s, as they juggle work and family.But whatever the reason, you are likely to grow happier as you grow older.

Not sure that any of the tricks for happiness will work for you? Maybe you are just like me approaching the 40 year mark

Just give it time.

October 11, 2006

Ten tips to stay young forever

Filed under: Self Improvement,Tips and Tricks — hindumommy @ 11:07 pm

1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height.Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay them.

2. Keep only cheerful friends.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain get idle. “An idle mind is the devil’s workshop……And the devil’s name is Alzheimer’s!”

4. Enjoy the simple things.
 
5. Laugh often, long and loud.  Laugh until you gasp for breath. And if you have a friend who makes you laugh, spend lots and  lots of time with HIM/HER.

6. The tears happen.
Endure, grieve, and move on.
The only person who is with you your entire life, is yourself.  LIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love whether it’s family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health. If it is good, preserve it.
 If it is unstable, improve it.
If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don’t take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

Truth to make our life 100% successful

Filed under: Self Improvement,Tips and Tricks — hindumommy @ 11:00 pm

If
A=1, B=2,C=3……………………..Z=26

Then H+A+R+D+W+O+R+K = 8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%

K+N+O+W+L+E+D+G+E = 11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%

L+O+V+E=12+15+22+5=54%

L+U+C+K = 12+21+3+11 = 47%

(None of them makes 100%)

Then what makes 100%

Is it Money? ….. No!!!!!

Leadership? …… NO!!!!

Every problem has a solution, only if we perhaps change our “ATTITUDE”.
It is OUR ATTITUDE towards Life and Work that makes OUR Life 100% Successful..

A+T+T+I+T+U+D+E = 1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5=100%

August 31, 2006

21 Things To Remember….

Filed under: Self Improvement,Tips and Tricks — hindumommy @ 11:19 pm

 1. No one can ruin your day without YOUR permission.

2. Most people will be about as happy, as they decide to be.

3. Others can stop you temporarily, but only you can do it permanently.

(more…)

August 10, 2006

You gotta go when you gotta go …unless you scratch your leg

Filed under: Tips and Tricks — hindumommy @ 12:15 pm

According to this article in the Sydney Morning Herald,

About one in three Australian women who have had a baby report poor bladder control – a significant statistic affecting quality of life.

Women with the problem are commonly advised to exercise to strengthen their pelvic floor muscles, but continence expert Janetta Webb has a bizarre quick-fix solution.

“If you scratch or rub the back of your calf for a few moments, really vigorously, you may interrupt the message from your bladder to your brain just long enough for you to make it to the toilet,” Ms Webb said

July 26, 2006

Make international calls at local rates on your cell phone

Filed under: Tips and Tricks — hindumommy @ 10:58 pm

For most Indian families in the US, phone bills are huge because of regular calls to family members in India.

Most of us have cell phones with like a gazillion free minutes per month.

Here’s how to make low-cost mobile calls from the country where you live to friends who live abroad and use up some of the free mobile minutes.

Get local Rebtel numbers for your global friends, and give your global friends local Rebtel numbers for you.

Then you can call each other as often as you like, for as long as you want, at the cost of a local call plus a $1 USD/week service fee.

Try it out, at http://www.rebtel.com/getstarted/

July 17, 2006

Tired of your kids pressing the wrong button on your keyboard?

Filed under: Kids,Parenting,Tips and Tricks — hindumommy @ 3:32 pm

Lifehacker has posted a cool download called BabySplat , a free, open-source MS Windows program you can use to give your kids something to do when you step away from an unprotected computer. Your kids can bang on the keyboard and see neat shapes and sounds

June 27, 2006

Free Video E-card

Filed under: India,Parenting,Tips and Tricks — hindumommy @ 10:06 pm

For those of us with extended family in India or other far away places, Jalapenyo offers a personalized video e-card service. According to the Jalapenyo site, a video ecard is an online greeting card featuring your personal video. When you send a video ecard, the recipients get an email with a link to the card that you’ve created. When they click the link, they see your video playing inside a beautifully designed, personalized ecard.

I’ve tried it – Sent the grandparents a video of the kids screaming and shouting – it’s relatively easy to use and best of all IT”S FREE for the next 30 days . There is a size limit of 15 MB video format but it’s still totally worth trying out

You can make a a video ecard for any occasion. For instance:

    – A birth announcement with baby’s first cry at the hospital
    – Your child singing Happy Birthday to Grandma
    – Holiday wishes from the whole family

After the free 30 day period, the cost is 0.99 cents per card, it can be sent to 10 people at one time and is stored for 30 days

Definitely better than buying a regular paper card and hoping it reaches abroad in time. Do give it a try and let me know how you like it at hindumommy (at) yahoo (dot) com

Recipe for sidewalk chalk

Filed under: Kids,Parenting,Tips and Tricks — hindumommy @ 7:33 am

You will need

4-5 eggshells,

1 teaspoon flour,

1 teaspoon very hot tap water,

and food coloring (optional).

Wash & dry eggshells. Put into bowl and grind into a powder. A mortar and pestle works fine for this. Discard any large pieces. Place flour and hot water in another bowl and add 1 tablespoon eggshell powder & mix until a paste forms. Add food coloring if desired. Shape & press mixture firmly into the shape of a chalk stick, and roll up tightly in a strip of paper towel. Allow to dry approximately 3 days until hard. Remove paper towel and you’ve got chalk. Eggshell chalk is for sidewalks only. Do not use for any other surface

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