Self Help

Self-help (or self-improvement) is a self-guided act of helping oneself to improve intellectually, emotionally or economically. Joined by people in similar situations, self-help groups provide friendship, sense of belongingness, experiential knowledge, emotional support and identity.

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Self Help

How do you make yourself feel less guilty?

That depends on why you are guilty. You can always confess to the one you are guilty about. While confessing, be truthful and don't exaggerate. If you have damaged the person or his property, save money to pay for the damage. If you have cheated in an exam, confess to your teacher by telling him why and how you cheated. Make your teacher give you the correct punishment by taking away the points you got by cheating. If the one you want to say sorry to isn't alive anymore or otherwise can't contact you, write a letter of confession before burning it.

Tattoos and Body Art
Body Piercing
Self Help

What household objects can substitute for a zero gauge earring?

No household object is an entirely safe substitute for a plug or tunnel. The best plan would be to use a smaller sized plug/tunnel wrapped in teflon (PTFE) tape to the appropriate size. Alternatively any sort of pipe/tube (pen lids can often be the right size) wrapped in teflon tape will work just fine in the short term.

Self Help

How do I change my 30 years negative thoughts ingrained by others to positive ones I am tired of being stuck in the past?

I can only suggest to you what I did to get out of m negative thinking patterns of about 30 years.

The first thing it took for me was an "Aha" moment when I read a book and realized that I was creating my entire world within my brain.

When I receive smells, tastes, visions, etc into my brain and my brain processed them... NOTHING ever came back out of my brain. The entire world of sights, smells, etc was being played out inside my dark brain.

This got me to reading more and as I began to understand more, I realized that my world truly is what I make it.

If I think negatively about myself, my world, my anything - that is the reality I was calling into being.

But if I think positively, that is what I will reap.

This is the basis of The Law of Attraction also, except they do not go into depth and tell you the truth about just how you make up your own reality.

There is a school of thought that says that nothing in the room you are sitting in even exists. Because everything in our world is made of atoms and all atoms are 99% air, how can they ever produce anything as solid as a table or a chair? But they do.

And that is only one of the great mysteries of life.

But the greatest mystery is how can everyone on earth picture the exact same world when we all are looking at pictures situated in our dark, light-less brains?

Once we answer this question, we will know everything!

And because you are a major player in this game called life, you have a responsibility to join the quest for this knowledge. You won't have time to be negative when you are on the trail of truth.

Computer Viruses
Self Help

How can you remove short cut virus?

autorun.inf virus and PC shutdown command

Manners and Etiquette
Human Behavior
Self Help

How do you stop being BOSSY?

I learned to concentrate on controlling myself. That's enough work that I don't even want to control anyone else.

Skin Care
Self Help

How do you heal a blister that's skin was torn off?

you put a banded with Neosporin on it. wait for a coupple days or more and it should be gone

Self Help

When is the best time to write usmle step 1?

Most us medical students write there exams around 2 months after graduating year 2 of medical school. As of 2011, assuming that most medicals students are released around mid-may (may 15 for most schools) this would equate to most students writing around mid July. As approximately 95% of these students pass the step 1, these students are those that bring most averages up on the step.

IMGS (international medical graduates) since they graduate at various times of the year can write the usmle step 1 whenever they want. However, the best time is to write when the other US medical graduates have not graduated yet. This equates to dates between September and till mid may.

Hence if u are an img and plan on taking the step soon.. do it before mid may when all the us medical students graduate. You will have a better chance of passing the step 1 even if u arent as prepared as u would like to be!

Hopes this helps..

Self Help

Can you give 30 examples of phobias and their meaning?

Pediophobia- Fear of dolls.
Pedophobia- Fear of children.
Peladophobia- Fear of bald people.
Pellagrophobia- Fear of pellagra.
Peniaphobia- Fear of poverty.
Pentheraphobia- Fear of mother-in-law. (Novercaphobia)
Peniaphobia- Fear of poverty.
Phagophobia- Fear of swallowing or of eating or of being eaten.
Phalacrophobia- Fear of becoming bald.
Phallophobia- Fear of a penis, esp erect.
Pharmacophobia- Fear of taking medicine.
Phasmophobia- Fear of ghosts.
Phengophobia- Fear of daylight or sunshine.
Philemaphobia or Philematophobia- Fear of kissing.
Philophobia- Fear of falling in love or being in love.
Philosophobia- Fear of philosophy.
Phobophobia- Fear of phobias.
Photoaugliaphobia- Fear of glaring lights.
Photophobia- Fear of light.
Phonophobia- Fear of noises or voices or one's own voice; of telephones.
Phronemophobia- Fear of thinking.
Phthiriophobia- Fear of lice. (Pediculophobia)
Phthisiophobia- Fear of tuberculosis.
Placophobia- Fear of tombstones.
Plutophobia- Fear of wealth.
Pluviophobia- Fear of rain or of being rained on.
Pneumatiphobia- Fear of spirits.
Pnigophobia or Pnigerophobia- Fear of choking of being smothered.
Pocrescophobia- Fear of gaining weight. (Obesophobia)
Pogonophobia- Fear of beards.
Poliosophobia- Fear of contracting poliomyelitis.
Politicophobia- Fear or abnormal dislike of politicians.
Polyphobia- Fear of many things.
Poinephobia- Fear of punishment.
Ponophobia- Fear of overworking or of pain.
Potamophobia- Fear of rivers or running water.
Potophobia- Fear of alcohol.
Pharmacophobia- Fear of drugs.
Proctophobia- Fear of rectum.
Prosophobia- Fear of progress.
Psellismophobia- Fear of stuttering.
Psychophobia- Fear of mind.
Psychrophobia- Fear of cold.
Pteromerhanophobia- Fear of flying.
Pteronophobia- Fear of being tickled by feathers.
Pupaphobia- fear of puppets Pyrexiophobia- Fear of Fever.
Pyrophobia- Fear of fire.

Radiophobia- Fear of radiation, x-rays.
Ranidaphobia- Fear of frogs.
Rectophobia- Fear of rectum or rectal diseases.
Rhabdophobia- Fear of being severely punished or beaten by a rod, or of being severely criticized. Also fear of magic.(wand)
Rhypophobia- Fear of defecation.
Rhytiphobia- Fear of getting wrinkles.
Rupophobia- Fear of dirt.
Russophobia- Fear of Russians.

Self Help

Why is beauty everything?

People usually look at the outer image more then what's truly on the inside. But basicly it's more like having a pretty picture to look at rather then an ugly picture.

Everybody has their own tastes naturally, so maybe that special someone thinks that you are the most beautiful creature in the whole world.

Men's Health
Self Help

How do you reduce puffy nipples?

I think what you're referring to is an irregularity that can occur in both men and women. It begins at the onset of puberty when your breasts fail to develop fully. This has several names; Tuberous Breasts, Constricted Breast Deformity, or Tubular Breasts. What you describe is not necessarily uncommon and there will most likely be several people in your school who are experiencing a similar situation.

There are several successful surgical procedures available to correct this anomaly. However, if there is a noticeable difference in your entire chest or rib cage, it may require a specialist plastic surgeon to address the correction. There are some plastic surgeons who have specialist training in this procedure.

If you live in the United Kingdom, or Canada, you should be able to have this matter resolved rather easily, as it's considered as a congenital deformity and therefore should be covered through the your National Health System. In the US, it is best to consult with a specialist in breast augmentation - specialising in this area.

Most importantly, it is not something in which you should be self conscious. There are numerous bras and lingerie designed to provide shaping and forming. And as far as relationships are concerned, it is the whole you that your partner will love.

There is a number of websites you can visit which provide images of varying breast augmentations involving tuberous breasts. You might wish to enter simply "tuberous breasts" into a search engine and see what the results are, to see if they match what you've described herein.

Self-Help Books
Self Help

Why do women read self help books?

For the same reason men do;

to try and find ways to resolve and fix their insecurities.

Men's Health
Self Help

Do you have nitro force max?


Growth Rates
Self Help

How do you increase height if you are 13 years old?

drink lots of milk (4 cups a day maybe) and i recommend skim milk because it has less fat than 2% or 1%.

play basketball with your friends.

do jump ropes.

do lots of stretching exercises.

massage your bones before you go to sleep.

Blood Pressure
Self Help

How can you raise low blood pressure?

There are a number of ways to relieve hypotension(low blood pressure). Interestingly, they are similar to the treatment for high blood pressure.

1) Drink plenty of water. Artificial beverages (pop, alcohol, energy drinks, non-herbal tea) can be harmful especially if you already have low blood pressure.

2) Eat a balanced, healthy diet. Most importantly, this means avoiding sugar and fatty foods. Sweets and fast food are a big no-no. Check the ingredients on the foods that you buy. You'll be surprised at how difficult it is to find something made without high fructose corn syrup these days- even a can of beans! Cooking your own food with fresh ingredients is the best way to avoid all the chemicals and other harmful ingredients you'll find in just about all prepackaged foods. Try eating smaller portions, but more often during the day. This is healthy for anyone with or without health problems. Your body is designed as a 'grazer'; small portions of healthy food throughout the day will improve your health and help you feel a lot better in general.

3) Reducing your potassium intake is also helpful for most people. This does not mean getting rid of it altogether. Bananas, salted nuts, dried fruit and most other salty snacks should be avoided but you don't have to drop them completely.

4) Get tested for choline deficiency. It is part of the vitamin-B complex and, like most vitamins, is lost from cooked or processed foods. Once again, a good idea is to eat fresher, less processed foods. But in the end, a trip to your doctor is advisable especially if you are experiencing dizziness, faintness, and fatigue. one way is to rehydrate yourself. That is one of the reason your blood pressure could be low.

Self Help

What is the meaning of cutting the umbilical cord?

Physical Meaning: After the baby has been delivered, the child is still attached to the placenta (a large temporary organ which develops in the uterus along with the baby. It acts as a go-between, between the mother's blood supply and the developing baby's blood supply. It filters the baby's blood, taking toxins out and providing the baby with nutrients and oxygen.) and that is connected to the baby by the umbilical cord. Cutting the umbilical cord means severing the connection from the placenta to the baby. Severing the umbilical cord stops the transfer of blood which carries nutrients and oxygen to the baby; both functions are already switching over to the baby's own systems at the moment of birth, anyway, making the placenta obsolete. Delayed cord clamping can improve iron status in infancy, especially for at-risk populations, such as those who are preterm or small for gestational age. The placenta, amniotic sac and the umbilical cord, together known as the afterbirth, are delivered shortly after the baby's birth.

Metaphorical Meaning: Since cutting the umbilical cord severs a dependency attachment between a child and mother so that the infant can live on its own, it is also used as a metaphor in adulthood for severing other strong emotional, monetary or other attachments. An example might be a parent or close friend cutting off financial support to a less mature person forcing him or her to become self-reliant.

Answer 2 An expression meaning Forcing your dependent child to stand up and be own their own in all aspects of life.

Employee Development and Training
Self Help

What is the secret of Autogenesis Mental Training?

The Secret Of Autogenesis Mental TrainingMany people wish to improve their quality of life and attain their dreams by attending motivation seminar. Sadly to say, most of the knowledge and excitement they gain will fade off liken to the silent moment after thunders storm. They don't see much change in life. They also don't see much realistic accomplishment in whatever they are doing. Some of the participants give up and dare not to try anymore. They start to out the blame on the motivation seminar ; saying that it is not effective at all. Most of them start to surrender to the environment and do not push themselves towards greatness anymore. In other words, they don't try hard to live up the potential that is sleeping inside them.

Understand such limitation in motivation, Hilter Yew and his team formulated a new approach in personal breakthrough using Autogenesis technique for maximize the impact of personal transformation for success. Autogenesis training starts to make a giant leap in the mental training arena and take over the traditional motivation training approach. This is indeed a great discovery in the Human Resource Development. We like to invite all counselor and HRD practitioner to come forward and be certified as "Autogenesis Practitioner".

What is so special about Autogenesis training? Autogenesis training helps each participant to seek their inner desire through right brain activation and rebuild the self image by forming a lasting mental habit that would push him towards the realization of his dream. This is likening to the auto-pilot in the world of aviation. In order to attain this learning objective, one has to apply the creative imagination with positive self affirmation using space repetition until such mental pattern start to take place in his sub-conscious mind. For example, if you intend to become SEA Game champion, start to visualize your shining glow from your body radiates the whole South East Asia. At the same time, talk to yourself repeatedly, "I am proud to see myself as the SEA Game winner"

To make Autogenesis work for you, it is important to structure an Autogenesis process that is uniquely fit in to your dream and personality. Everybody has his own sensitivity and needs which need to be blended in the Autogenesis reflection process. In order for you to search and explore your personal unique mental pattern and personality style, you have to "know yourself" in full.. You need to find out what are the prime striving forces that will drive your dream towards realization? What are the pass incident that will generate meaning for your life, what are the tragedy that happen in the pass that created forbidden area of life. The first stage of Autogenesis training is to help you discover your own unique identity and let go all your "mental block" that is overrule your current life.

In other words, Autogenesis help you to master and control your life in line with your own mental programming base on your unique mental encoding. By doing so, you will be able to let go your old self and be replaced by your new mental paradigm. When such mental transformation started to take place in your life, you are likening to a "Magnet" that will draw every criteria that are relating to your dream. You will start to know people who will contribute towards your personal success; you will also get the answer to all your challenges that stuck your success. All these new ideas will start to emerge and provide solution to your problems. Whatever you say "don't know" will now start to be resolved through creative thinking process. Your new ideas turn the entire impossible plan to become "practical" and "realistic". Motivation becomes a practical journey and you start to fill the thrill of realization. As the saying goes, "Success breeds success". The journey become more interesting to you and you don't feel the burden of venturing your daily motivation.

Why Autogenesis can build such tremendous personal power? This is because Autogenesis work on two basic mental function which become the foundation for all greatness, that are "Auto function" and "Genesis function". These function will not be function if we fail to operate our mind with continuous mental practice and development. Autogenesis training provide you a series of life synergy daily practice that will help you to enhance the mental function just like a body builder develop his muscle through daily weight lifting.

Let us study and understand these two function in details.

The first function is call "Auto function". This function refers to the characteristic actualization without conscious awareness. You don't need to think or analyze the process and it will start taking place by itself. In other words, you will start doing what is important to your dream realization by following the set of mental program which has been installed in your life. On the other hand, when someone fail to execute the important plan of action through self initiative, he will start giving various excuses and reasoning. Most of the participants who fail to live up the motivation knowledge after the seminar is mainly due to this factor. They have not develop the motivation knowledge and awareness as part of their auto life process. In other words, the habit of mental breakthrough has not start taking place.

The second mental function is called "Genesis Function". This mental function will help you to explore your mental limitation and start thinking on those ventures that are not realistic to others. When you successfully activate this mental function, you will start to remove your entire negative mental block which relate to fear, worry and disappointment. Such mental creation will lead you to see all possible action and result that you desired. For example, see yourself become a world champion even though you are only a state player. Such practice need courage and enthusiasm. Autogenesis practice provide you a series of activities that you can practice in a daily basis to help you exploring all the new possibility towards what you do not believe all these while.

A personal success is not measured by the amount of motivation knowledge you have. You might able to explain and master all the motivation theories, but these knowledge will not drive your achievement until they are structured in the form of personal planning with systematic follow up and practical daily endeavor. Many participants leave the training hall with excitement without practical master plan for attainment. As a result, success is liken a to an empty hope without proper personal goal supervision. This is why many motivation training program does not bring practical result to our life. We remain the same and no changes happen in our life.

In view of these shortcoming, Autogenesis program provide each participant with a set of systematic life planner. Only those who have completed the 30 days Garudapi Action Plan will deserve to receive graduation certificate called "Anak Garudapi". For those who are able to achieve his yearly mission and completed the annual assignment given will received another certification called "Golden Garudapi" and he will be recognized as "Datuk Garudapi". Such learning attention is given to all Garudapi participants to ensure that they are getting continuous attention to enhance the learning concept and principles in his daily life.

The definition of success in Garudapi Training is very much depending on the values and definition of an individual. Everybody has his own personal status to measure the success that they want to attain in life. This means that the level success is different between each individual. It is not fair to say that people with five figure income is successful and those with four figure income is not successful. If we look into those with different income bracket, you might discover certain people with lower income group might have more family time and wellbeing compare to those in higher income group. So as those who sacrifice his monthly income for parents and family needs might have no extra money for beautiful house. So, we can't judge a person's asset as the only measure for personal success. Garudapi training helps you to discover your life mission and personal priority, and how you can have proper time management to balance the success in other area of life. When a person attain the balance in every aspect in life, than the success will generate greater satisfaction in life.

Garudapi is likening mental software that will generate the result base on how we operate it. You can make the best of your success software, or you can just a small portion of it. It is liken to a sport car. You can drive to the maximum speed, or you can just choose to have a leisure ride. If you decide to drive at 100km/j, you cannot blame the car saying that it is not good. If you are a person with big dream and goals, Garudapi will surely lead you to that destination. Sadly to say, many people who has lot of motivation knowledge only live up a normal performance" and don't see any great achievement. People who do not want to live up his true potential just like throwing a diamond into the sea and do not appreciate the value behind.

We welcome you to take up Garudapi training and be recognized as a person who "fit for success". In Garudapi community, everyone promise to live up the living creed and principles which become the foundation of personal excellent. You will surely see your life change year after year, good things will come to you, and bad things will leave you forever, you become the magnet of great event in life. This is because you have activated the winner's quality in yourself by using the Garudapi mental programming techniques.

Research Papers
Dissertations and Theses
Self Help

Example of a thesis dedication?

Example of thesis dedication:

I lovingly dedicate this thesis to my wife, who supported me each step of the way.

Basically, you can dedicate your thesis to anyone. A dedication is simply a statement of who the paper is dedicated to and you can or cannot give a reason.

Law & Legal Issues
Self Help

What is Self help repossession?

It means YOU do it YOURSELF.

Law & Legal Issues
Contract Law
Self Help

How do you file a complaint against your therapist and decide what constitutes a valid complaint in the first place... specifically if there was a breach of ethics or conflict of interest... etc?

If the therapist is licensed by your state (most are required to do so) contact the licensing agency and direct your question to them.

Men's Health
Self Help
Sean Kingston

Does Sean Kingston weigh over 200 pounds?

He weighs 256 pounds which is 25 stone.He doesn't look that heavy,i thought he was 16 stone.But his legs are big. Most probably that's where the extra weight goes to but a good musician.

Calorie Count
Self Help

How many calories in a cup of pasta?

Calories in a cup of pastaThere are:
  • approx 212 calories in 1 cup (4.7 oz) of cooked spiral shaped pasta
  • approx 221 calories in 1 cup (5 oz) of (enriched) cooked spaghetti
  • approx 221 calories in 1 cup (5 oz) of (enriched) cooked elbow shaped pasta
  • approx 190 calories in 1 cup (5 oz) of cooked fresh spaghetti
  • approx 182 calories in 1 cup (4.1 oz) of cooked small shells
  • approx 175 calories in 1 cup (5 oz) of (enriched) cooked whole wheat spaghetti.

For the calories in vegetables or fruit to serve with pasta, and vegetable and fruit calorie charts, which you can use as daily guides, see the page links, further down this page, listed under Related Questions

Politics and Government
Self Help

What is self-help politics?

From my understanding, it's based on the realist notions that the International system/community is anarchy, and thus, states must look out for their priorities (security) independently. For example, there is no overriding global government to provide protection to all nation-states. Each nation-state has to fend for themselves in the international system of anarchy.

I may be wrong, don't quote me on it!

-Cristina Chenal

Acronyms & Abbreviations
Self Help

What does the acronym LAMP stand for in the introduction of The Magic Lamp?

The acronym LAMP (as in LAMP Process) is a process made by Keith Ellis in his book The Magic Lamp that you must to to make goals and fulfill them. The letters stand for:

Lock On (decide what to wish for)

Act (act to do things to help your wish come true)

Manage your progress (track the causes you're making to making to make sure they get the desired affect, change what you are doing if not)

Persist (finish what you started).

The principle mentioned in the introduction of the book is (direct quote): "To get whatever you want from life you have only to set in motion the appropriate cause, and the effect will take care of itself."

Humor & Amusement
Self Help

What do you do if you are fat and everyone hates you?

You need to accept yourself as you are and not let other people's opinions bother you. You may want to find out why people hate you and change what you can. It may be something other than your weight. What you can't change, is the other person's problem to deal with, not yours. You also need to realize that even though there may be people who do not like you, there are usually people that do like you, too, and you should develop friendships with those people.

Self Help

How does the precede-proceed model help public health programs?

The goals of the model are to explain health-related behaviors and environments, and to design and evaluate the interventions needed to influence both the behaviors and the living conditions that influence them and their consequences. This model has been applied, tested, studied, extended, and verified in over 960 published studies and thousands of unpublished projects in community, school, clinical, and workplace settings over the last decade. The goals of the model are to explain health-related behaviors and environments, and to design and evaluate the interventions needed to influence both the behaviors and the living conditions that influence them and their consequences. This model has been applied, tested, studied, extended, and verified in over 960 published studies and thousands of unpublished projects in community, school, clinical, and workplace settings over the last decade.


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