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Why Do Indian Women Wear Bichhia (Toe Rings)?

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Why Do Indian Women Wear Bichhia (Toe Rings)?

Why Do Indian Women Wear Bichhia (Toe Rings)?

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Why Do Indian Women Wear Bichhia (Toe Rings)?There are various traditions followed in India like married Indian women wear toe rings. It is worn as a symbol of the married state by Hindu women. Is ther…
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There are various traditions followed in India like married Indian women wear toe rings. It is worn as a symbol of the married state by Hindu women. Is there any scientific reason behind it?

As per indian tradition, married women are expected to wear silver made toe-rings on the second toe of both feet. Hence there is a custom in hindu wedding ceremony to wear toe rings.
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The Science Behind Wearing Toe Rings

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A Message For The Advanced Souls

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Art by Maria Chambers

While there are many beautiful energies in the world, there are also plenty of horror stories occurring on Planet Earth.  You don’t even need to follow the news to tune into that energy.  

As long as we are living in duality, we will see behaviors that reflect that polarization to one degree or another.  We will see random acts of kindness right along with the most heinous of acts perpetrated toward other humans.

If you are reading this post, and are attracted to this kind of material, you are here to shine a light at a time when it is needed.   It doesn’t require you to be an activist, unless that brings you joy.  All that is required of you is to be here, on the planet.

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Yes Means Yes – Setting Boundaries with The Mind

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Art by Maria Chambers

We live in a world in which personal space, whether it’s emotional or physical, including cyberspace, is not respected as much as it should be.

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The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds

Our Better Health

Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume.

But a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, may turn that advice on its head. It found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed foods while concentrating on eating plenty of vegetables and whole foods — without worrying about counting calories or limiting portion sizes — lost significant amounts of weight over the course of a year.

The strategy worked for people whether they followed diets that were mostly low in fat or mostly low in carbohydrates. And their success did not appear to be influenced by their genetics or their insulin-response to carbohydrates, a finding that casts doubt on the increasingly popular idea that different diets should be recommended to people based on their DNA makeup or on…

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Everyone Needs Encouragement

Lead Today

This post has a pretty simple title. I?m hoping that everyone who reads this knows that unarguable fact.

Knowing it isn?t enough. If you?re a leader you must actually provide encouragement to your people. Consistent, planned and very intentional encouragement. Now, before you say that you ?do that all the time? stop for a moment and think. Think about the last time you actually stopped long enough to truly focus on someone else and provide them with meaningful encouragement.

How long has it actually been?

If you?re thinking that ?nice work? or ?keep it up? or ?way to go? is actually encouragement then I would suggest that you need to change your thinking. Passing someone in the hall and tossing a ?nice job? their way is not encouragement. It?s not a compliment and it most certainly doesn?t pass muster as a sincere Thank You.

Actual encouragement is the act of…

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Everyone is Motivated

Lead Today

Do you believe that everyone is motivated? You may have come across someone lately who isn?t. You may even work with someone who seems like they are never motivated.

They may not be motivated today but they didn?t start out that way. Everyone starts out motivated… and then the world gets ahold of them. They start a new job and then they meet the boss, who it turns out is a champion at demotivating the team. Maybe they had a bit of bad luck and decided that life was against them.

Then they meet you and you assumed that because they aren?t motivated today they never were. That?s yet another reason it?s never good to assume.

If you?re a leader then one of your main responsibilities is to find ways to motivate your people. It?s easier to keep someone motivated than it is to drag them from the unmotivated depths…

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A Positive Culture Starts With One Uplifting Person. Will That Be You?

Leading with Trust

Enjoy this guest post by Marcella Bremer

Have you ever worked in a positive culture? If you frown, then you haven’t! A positive culture gives people wings and swings results into a positive spiral. It “broadens and builds” people and organizations as Barbara Fredrickson researched. When people feel positive, they become more open and resourceful and achieve better results which reinforces the positivity. A positive culture contributes to the bottom line as positive organizations are engaged, innovative, competitive, agile, collaborative, and productive.

Isn’t that too good to be true? Well, no! Scientifically validated research shows that positive leadership (of yourself, and others) is the key to a positive culture and quantifiable positive outcomes.

This is important because many people don’t believe that a positive culture is possible. Maybe you started your work life optimistically, then you turned realistic and, finally, you may feel pessimistic or cynical because your workplace is…

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Hope is Not a Plan

Cory Galbraith

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For years, my business and life plans were based on hope.

I would expect a miracle to happen. I was going to win the lottery, a long lost rich uncle would die and leave me his fortune, or a huge corporation would discover me and hire me.

But it became apparent that “hope” was not an effective plan.

I plunged into despair, depression and poverty – and grew angry at the universe for betraying me. Why can’t I ever get a break? Why do I always lose? And why are others enjoying the prosperity that so eludes me?

These were the questions I asked daily.

It seems the more frustrated I got, the less likely hope was ever going to work.

I was not alone in my “hope” life plan. Millions of others, then, and today – use hope as their plan, whether they are willing to admit it, or…

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Coaching to Get Out of Your Own Way

Blanchard LeaderChat

When an organization invests in coaching for their leaders, it is often because they want to move the leader from “almost ready” to “ready now” on promotion lists. In many of these situations, the coaches are asked to help the leaders improve and increase specific skills or develop and deploy underutilized strengths.

Basically, skill acquisition of the new and the better is expected by the sponsoring organization.

But what executive coaches have always known is what Ken Blanchard and Renee Broadwell zero in on in their new book, Servant Leadership in Action: leaders need support to look at what they need to eliminate from their behavior. This radical assessment is a critical first thing to address on the path to effective leadership.

In examining the impediments to true leadership, Blanchard states that the essential problem is the leader’s ego, and a preoccupation with how one is perceived. Specifically…

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Don’t Let Your Ego Stop You from Becoming a Servant Leader

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More than 6,300 people have registered for our Servant Leadership in Action Livecast coming up on February 28.

That’s a lot of people!

I think the event is popular because people recognize we are in desperate need of a new leadership model—one that recognizes that people lead best when they serve first.

(For more information about the Livecast, keep reading.)

We have all seen the negative impact of self-serving leader behaviors. So why does this type of leadership continue to be so prevalent in today’s organizations?

In my experience, self-focused leadership is always caused by an overactive ego—one that is driven by comparative feelings of being either more than or less than others. Once you fall into one of these traps, you spend your time trying to either prove how smart you are or win the favor and approval of others.

One of my favorite books on this topic is

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