Dyspareunia “Relief for painful intercourse”

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Men and women of all ages experience sexual problems. For older persons the aging process contributes to the cause of sexual problems, Research has indicated that 43% of women and 31% of men reported having sexual dysfunction to different degrees. At the same time not many persons are comfortable discussing their sexual issues with their healthcare providers. The good news is there are many medical and surgical solutions to relieve the pain and suffering caused by common sexual complains such as sexual pain, low libido (sexual drive), and impotence. The focus of this article is on painful intercourse and the conditions which result in many women suffering (at times) in silence. It is time to break the silence.

Dyspareunia

Persistent or recurrent painful sexual intercourse is called dyspareunia. There is usually either a medical issue or a psychological cause. Dyspareunia is far more common in women than men and can occur during or after sexual intercourse. The pain can be experience in the vagina, clitoris, labia or deeper in the pelvis when there pressure is placed on the cervix. Dyspareunia can cause problems in relationships and ruin sexual intimacy. Once the underlying problem is diagnosed and treated, painful intercourse can be alleviated.

Diagnosis

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The diagnosis requires the following:

  1. A detailed medical interview on the painful intercourse including:
  • When is the pain experienced (during or after sex)
  • Where hurts (the introitus, vault or deep in the vagina), pelvic area
  • Which position worsens or alleviates the pain
  • Other symptoms (post coital bleeding, urinary symptoms, vaginal discharge etc.)
  1. A complete gynecological examination entails visual external inspection, internal inspection with a speculum and good lighting, abdominal palpation, a digital exam. If the physical exam causes unbearable pain the doctor may then just opt to skip to the diagnostic tests
  2. Diagnostic tests
  • Pelvic ultrasound
  • Vaginal ultrasound
  • High vaginal swab for culture and sensitivity tests
  • Pap smear

Medical Causes

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  • Vaginal Dryness

Typically a woman experiences vaginal dryness as she ages. Insufficient lubrication results in pain with potential bleeding during the sexual act. For younger women the vagina is naturally lubricated by the body as a defense against infection and injury. Once an individual is sexually aroused there is extra production of lubrication to facilitate the act of coitus and minimize bruising. Water soluble lubricants are sold over the counter to alleviate dryness. Vaginal topical hormone creams are also prescribed by the doctor

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What is Candida?

What is Candida?

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Candida belongs to a group of fungi that has adapted to colonizing the human body as its host. The Candida species are in fact responsible for many of the commonly seen infections. There are two clinical presentations of candida species infections. The first type is the muco-cutaneous infections that is easily seen and diagnosed. The changes to the skin and the mucosa of the mouth have characteristic features. The other type is not easily diagnosed without the help of laboratory diagnostics. This second type is the invasive infection that can involve the internal organs.

40% of the patients who died as a result of healthcare associated blood infections have been found to have been colonized with Candida species. Also those who survive have to endure much longer hospital stays up to 30 days. Healthcare professional are growing increasingly concerned about the treatment-resistant, non-albicans species. Dr. David R. Snydman MD has written about the alarming increase in health facility nosocomial blood infections. This is being experienced especially in critical care units.

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The favorable parts of the body that allows this type of fungus to grow and proliferate include:

  • The mouth
  • Pulmonary and laryngeal
  • Skin folds
  • The external genitalia
  • The urinary tract
  • The genital tract
  • The liver
  • Hair and nail

 What causes Candida Infection?

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The skin fungus has a preference for areas that are warm and moist. There are underlying illnesses/ conditions which affect or overwhelm the body’s own natural defense to respond to eliminate the fungus. The risk of candida species overgrowth is increased with the following:

Conditions

  • Poor nutrition
  • Excessive sweet foods in the diet
  • Poor hygiene

Illnesses

  • Diabetes
  • Auto-immune diseases
  • Prematurity
  • Gastro intestinal diseases
  • Organ transplant especially liver transplant
  • Drugs which include steroids and antibiotic abuse
  • Sexually transmitted illness
  • Blood diseases such as leukemia and leukopenia
  • Kidney patients on dialysis
  • Invasive medical procedures

Candida Symptoms

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The wide range of symptoms suggestive of candida infection varies depending on the organ or structure which is affected.

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10 Quotes By Jim Rohn To Use As A Blueprint For Success

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Are you trying to create a blueprint for success? Following are some quotes by Jim Rohn that will help you build a blueprint that will actually work. And you can use them to create a blueprint for success for any area of your life that you want to be more successful in, including health, wealth, and happiness.

Jim Rohn was a successful entrepreneur and motivation speaker. While he is now considered to be one of America’s first business philosophers, back in the 1960s, he started speaking at seminars simply telling his personal story and teaching his personal development philosophy. He’s known to be the mentor of Tony Robins as well as many other amazing people who currently influence our lives positively, such as Jack Canfield and Brian Tracy. Through his own seminars, books, and relationships, he has influenced countless people with his insights and beliefs on what it takes to be successful and happy in life.

In short, quotes by Jim Rohn are gold. They are not just ideas that you can ponder, but actual lessons that people have used to create a better life for themselves and others. Let’s look at 10 of them that can help you develop the successful life you want.

1. You Are Responsible For Your Life

“Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

Jim Rohn is known to have a work ethic that got him what he wanted in life. In fact, he met his mentor at the young age of 25 and within six years he had made his first fortune. You can’t do that kind of thing if you are letting the day run you! You can only do that if you are being productive and are focusing on accomplishing the things that will get you closer to where you want to be.

We all know how easy it is to let the day get away from us. I think most of us know how easy it is to let a week, month, or year get away from us. But, as Jim Rohn said, there are only two options each day – you either run your day, or it will run you.

So what are you doing today to run your day despite the setbacks and unexpected interruptions? Do you have plans in place? Do you have backup plans in place? Do you have a solid and structured routine in place? If not, you may want to look into developing these things.

2. You Can’t Just Be An Astronaut

“You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills.” – Jim Rohn

I had to include this in an article on quotes by Jim Rohn for success because you simply can’t be successful at most things without the proper education or experience. For example, it doesn’t matter how much you want to be an astronaut, you are not going to be one without getting the education and experience needed. You can’t just go from here to there without doing the work.

If you don’t have the desire to get the education or experience, then you have to modify your dreams. But, if you can’t shake the desire to do something or be someone, then you have to make plans to develop the skills needed to do so.

Do you have those plans included in your blueprint for success? I suggest finding out what skills are necessary to reach your dreams, and then acknowledge where you are lacking so you can get to work!

3. It Takes One Really Good Idea To Be Successful

“Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea.” – Jim Rohn

Sometimes I’m blown away at how someone had a simple idea that made them millions. Mostly I’m blown away that nobody else had that idea! But, I think the real truth is that no one else had the determination to bring that idea to life.

You, just like everyone else, are capable of ideas that can change your life. Just one idea could be the start to your fortune, better health, or more happiness. Of course, you have to act on them!

Therefore, I would highly suggest acting on any ideas that you feel passionate about. Don’t let them fade away (and they will fade away if you don’t act on them). Always remember that your latest idea could be the answer you’ve been looking for!

4. Success Means Doing What You Know You Got To Do

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”- Jim Rohn
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7 Quotes About Determination For Everyone

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Quotes about determination can help you focus on your heart’s desires and move towards your goals. They can help you push through your comfort zone and focus on changing the things you want to change in your life. They can help you take action, face your fears, overcome failure, and deal with criticism from people that you encounter every day. And, quotes about determination teach you how other people stayed determined and what they know about how determination benefits your life.

In short, if you want to get determined to achieve something in your life, the following quotes about determination can help! Let’s talk about why they are so important to remember so that you can start doing the things that need to be done to get you closer to who you want to be.

1. How To Follow The Path You Know Was Meant For You

“Few people understand the determination and perseverance it takes to follow your callings in life.” – Ben Zobrist

Ben is a professional baseball player, so he knows a thing or two about following your callings in life. In fact, he knows a secret that only a select few people do about having the life you want. The secret is this: It takes determination and perseverance to follow through on the life you want.

People who have followed a mission that they felt called to pursue, know that it isn’t easy. They had to stick with moving forward even when times got tough (and they did). If they hadn’t put in the work, they wouldn’t be where they are, and that’s something everyone needs to understand.

You can’t get the life you want without determination. You will give up. You will change your mind. You will not do what you need to do. So if you want to live the life you feel you were called to do – whether it is to be a stay at home parent or a missionary or anything else – stay determined to make it happen. That’s the only way you will keep moving forward on a path meant for you.

2. Do You Believe The Path You Desire Is Not Possible?

“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” – Tommy Lasorda

One of the most important quotes about determination to remember is this one. It reminds you of what determination is and what it can do for your life.

If you don’t believe in yourself, you dreams, your purpose, or your willpower, then it is impossible to achieve the life you want. Why? You will never allow yourself to do what you need to do to achieve the things you want in life. You will sabotage yourself with limiting beliefs. You will beat yourself up and put yourself down. You will stop before you even start. It will be impossible to reach your dreams because you will be standing in your own way.

But, if you believe that it is possible for you to have the life you want, then you will see things differently. Your beliefs will support you. Your actions will support you. Your self-talk will support you. You will do what you need to do despite the fear because you believe that it is possible, and you will be determined to get there.

Whether it comes to love, work, health, or play, you have to believe that you can get what you want and be determined to see it through. I highly suggest having a visual of your ‘why’ – the reason you want to stay determined to reach your goal. That ‘why’ is a motivator to keep you moving forward and doing what you need to do. It may be your kids, your retirement, your happiness, your well-being, or anything else, but it is the reason you have the desire in the first place. Find it, and your determination will follow.

3. One Way To Boost Your Determination

“Being fit helps me improve my concentration, my willpower, and even my determination.” – Arjun Rampal

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Free Your Mind Quotes To Help You Let Go Of Things That Suffocate Happiness

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The term ‘free your mind’ means many different things to many different people. It all depends on what stage you are at in life, what is bothering you, and what you think your mind is or is not capable of. The following free your mind quotes will take a look at a few common things that can hold your mind hostage and how they can affect you, as well as ways to free your mind for more happiness.

1. Free Your Mind From Angry Thoughts For More Peace

“Genuine peace in the world depends on our having peace in our hearts. If we are full of anger how can we expect to bring about peace.” – Dalai Lama

If you want more peace in your life, then you need to free your mind from anger. You need to let go of the anger that is holding your thoughts, perceptions, and beliefs hostage so that you can open up to more loving and kind ways to think, perceive, and believe.

When your mind is always focused on anger, you are always ready for battle. The hormone adrenaline is released, which causes you to get worked up and prepare to fight. And, you can’t have a very peaceful life when you always expect a battle in your life. Anger produces hate, which causes all of the conflicts that we have seen in the world lately.

If you want to free your mind from anger, you have to realize that anger is primarily there to help you to fight off threats in the world. You get angry when someone is threatening your well-being, relationships, happiness, or anything else that you want in life. But, for the most part, it is all a perception.

If you are confident in yourself and know that other people can’t steal your happiness, cause you harm, or affect your life in a negative way, then your anger goes away because the threat goes away. And, the truth is that they can’t! You have control over your life. Other people’s opinions and actions can’t hurt you if you don’t let them.

You are not weak. You have nothing to fear from other people. You don’t need to get on your hind legs to prove how great you are because you already know how great you are. Other people’s thoughts and beliefs can’t hurt you unless you let them.

I guarantee that once you develop a confident mindset, anger towards other people will start to lift, and you will feel much more peace in your life. When you are full of peace, you can also affect other people in a peaceful and positive way – even angry people. This is great for making big changes in your life and the world!

2. Free Your Mind From Bias For More Awareness

“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.”- � Robertson Davies, Tempest-Tost

To be bias means to have a judgment for or against something or someone. A news story that only presents facts or opinions supporting one view is biased. A person who can only present facts or opinions supporting one view is biased.

People who are biased don’t open up their mind to other ways of looking at the situation, person, or people. They won’t even try. It’s like their mind has blinders on and can’t see anything past what it has learned or thinks it knows.

When you free your mind from a biased outlook on life, your awareness opens up. You understand other people better. You can see that what you thought were negative situations were really positive ones. You can see things that your mind would not let you see before because you simply were not willing to comprehend it. In short, your whole world opens up and you are able to move past your judgments and experience other people and situations in a completely different way.

The first step to free your mind from a biased outlook is to accept that there are other ways of thinking about the world. You are not always right; you’re just opinionated. Just because you think that something or someone should be one way doesn’t mean that it or they should be!

Try to see where other people are coming from. Try to see why other people have the perceptions and beliefs they do. Try to see that there are many different ways to feel and express love, happiness, and self-worth. Try to see that there are many different ways to live. When you can do that, you can start to free your mind from the bias that makes you judgmental and even hateful towards people who are not like you and situations that you do not think are right.

3. Free Your Mind From Worry For More Success

“You will never accrue the wealth, experience the success, do the things you really want to do as long as you worry about it.” – Iyanla Vanzant

If you want to increase the amount of success you have in life, then you have to free your mind from worry. The fact is that you often know what you need to do to get more wealth or live the life you want, but worry that it might be the wrong decision or too hard or anything else will keep you from doing what you need to do. It will hold you back. It will stifle your efforts and produce results that are less than what you want.

Iyanla once said that we don’t worry about the essential things in life, so why not extend that trust into all areas of our lives? I love that viewpoint. We put our faith in things that have been proven to us, but we lose our faith when we are confronted with something new or something that has the potential to change our lives in some way.
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15 Compassion Quotes That Will Bring More Compassion Into Your Life

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Are you starting to feel more hateful towards people and the world? Are you desperate for more compassion in your life that will help you see things in a different light, treat people better, and feel better about yourself? Following are 15 compassion quotes that can help bring more compassion into your life through a new sense of awareness. Please share these compassion quotes with others and let’s send a message that we want more compassion.

1. If You Are Not Feeling A Lot Of Compassion In Your Life, Pray

22If you feel like no one is being compassionate towards your needs and wants, then pray. Allow yourself to connect to something bigger than individual people who may lack the compassion that you need. Allow yourself to connect to the compassionate energy that stems from source, God, or other compassionate people around you.

While research is still being done on the effects of prayer, there is no denying that when you allow yourself to believe in something larger than what you see, you feel a sense of love and compassion showering down on yourself and through you. It’s the ultimate way to feel as if ‘someone’ is concerned for you and fill yourself with more compassion for others.

2. Life Is Beautiful When You are Compassionate

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When you can’t understand why people are doing what they are doing, and you hold grudges towards people for who they are instead of being compassionate towards them, your life gets a lot uglier. This is one of the compassion quotes that you need to take action on to understand.

I know that some days it’s hard to be compassionate. You can’t understand people and the world around you. You lose your faith. And life takes on a really ugly and depressing tone. But when you can feel concern for others instead of hate or anger, then your view of life becomes much less ugly and much more beautiful.

3. Don’t Give The Crazies More Hate And Fear

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This is one of the interesting compassion quotes that can help you see hateful acts in a different way. I know it can be hard not to react with anger and hate towards the crazy people of the world who do hateful things. But, giving them anger and hate and fear is what they want. It’s what they know. It’s what they live for.

When you give them forgiveness, love, and compassion, they don’t know what to do with that. It’s not what they expect or want. It’s not the reaction they wanted to get from you. It makes their efforts less effective, in their mind, and without their reward, they may be less likely to keep doing the stuff that they are doing.

For instance, if you have someone in your life who likes to make you feel bad, your reaction towards their efforts dictates a lot of what they will and will not do. If you react with a lot of negative energy, you fuel their negative energy, and they get rewarded for their actions. If you react with positive energy, such as love, compassion, or even just indifference – as if their efforts don’t really matter to you – then you will find they are less motivated to try to make you feel bad. They get nothing that they want from it.

4. Self-Compassion Is Necessary For True Compassion

25You can’t go around having concern for other people and never having any concern for yourself, and expect to be a truly compassionate person.

For instance, if you call yourself stupid because you forget to pick up something, then you are – in part, a cruel person. Yes, it might be to yourself, but it is still cruel. If you want to be truly compassionate in life and experience the benefits of it, then you have to be willing to work on self-compassion.

5. Suffering Breeds Compassion

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13 Quotes That Answer Life’s Big Questions

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Following are some quotes that I think everyone should read. These are quotes that make you think about your life and what really matters in it. I suggest rereading them when you are having a bad day, can’t get unstuck from a negative place, or just want to bring yourself back to a place where life makes a little more sense. Or, whenever you ask yourself one of life’s big questions.

1. What Is There To Be Happy About?

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I know that someone said this quote before MarQuis Trill, but I couldn’t find the original person because the quote was always followed by ‘unknown.’ It doesn’t matter, though, because MarQuis Trill is the one who said this recently and it really is one of the quotes that make you think about what there is to be happy about in life.

It isn’t until you are fighting for your own life or have someone close to you fighting for theirs, that you realize how good it is just to wake up and be alive. We need to make the realization of that truth an important belief – not just when other people are struggling, but every day.

When you open your eyes and draw in a breath, be thankful for it. That gratitude will help you see what really matters beneath the noise and the ups and downs of everyday life. It will help you realize that living – no matter what is happening – is a daily gift that we receive.

2. What Is Life About?

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Love this quote! It is definitely one of the top quotes that make you think about life and why we are here. The fact is that nobody knows exactly why we are here. But, what we do know, is that you have to give your life some meaning in order to feel like it really matters. Without meaning, it feels like you are just existing, not living.

How do you give your life meaning? It differs for everyone, but the bottom line is to focus on what you are passionate about. Focus on what matters most to you, such as relationships and having fun. Focus on making the most of each day instead of letting it pass by. The more you focus on these things, the more meaning you will give your life.

3. Why Is My Life The Worst?

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It’s easy to get stuck in our bubble and think we have it worse than everyone else out there. It can be hard to even see that, in comparison to others, our life really isn’t that bad. But, this quote is definitely one that we can all resonate with.

When we turn on the TV to shows where people are struggling with problems in life that we can’t even imagine dealing with, we can clearly see what we have to be grateful and how much our life is simply not the worst in any way, shape, or form.

4. Why Is My Life Like THIS?

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Wherever your thoughts go will decide how you finish the sentence, my life is… The fact is that your life is how you perceive it thanks to the big thoughts that you are having.

For instance, if you are focused on negative things, then you may say ‘my life is crappy from morning to night.’ But, the next day, if you focus on positive things, then you may say ‘my life is amazing.’ It all depends on perception and how you are structuring your thoughts. Moreover, two people in the same situation may have very different perceptions on how great or not great their life is.

The meaning you have towards life is created by the thought structure and can change from day to day. Remember that when you think you can’t get unstuck from a negative place. With a change in thought structure, you could feel completely different about your life tomorrow.

5. Why Don’t Great Things Happen To Me?

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What happens tomorrow is a result of what you did today. If you are constantly talking negatively to yourself and setting yourself up to lose, then you are going to keep getting the same results you are getting now. If they aren’t that great, then that’s why great things are not happening to you.

For example, if you want to make more money, you can’t whine about how much you don’t make. You can’t sit back and complain. Doing that is setting yourself up to lose; it’s making you feel less motivated to do what you need to do, and it’s taking up your focus so that you are unable to do what you need to do. But, if you start to take action on making more money – get educated, start a business, take steps towards your career goals – then you are starting to set yourself up to win.

The people who have great things happen to them are not just lucky. They take action in their life that ensures they are set up to win at least some of the time. And you can do that too.

6. Why Can’t I Stop Feeling Pain?

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12 Fear Quotes To Help Everyone Get Through Fearful Times In Life

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Fear is a hot topic lately, so there are a lot of fear quotes out there. People are fearful for themselves, their children, their friends, and their future. But, we can’t live in fear. That’s not beneficial to our society or ourselves. Following are some fear quotes to help us all remember what fear is all about and how we can overcome it.

1. The Best Way To Eliminate Fear

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This quote is a great start to this list of fear quotes because it’s all you really need to know when you are feeling fear. If you are experiencing fear, then you are thinking – you are in your head. You are not focusing on what you are doing. Therefore, to remove the fear – or at the very least dim it a little, all you have to do is start focusing on what you are doing and get out of your head. Or, take action and get out of your head.

I know that one thing we can all relate to is calling someone we like romantically. It becomes more and more terrifying as we think about it. For hours, we can sit and stew about what could wrong and how scary it is to actually pick up the phone and call. But, once we get out of our head and pick up the phone, the fear subsides because we are focused on talking.

Apply this principle to everything in life for eliminating fear. Don’t overthink. Just do. Throw yourself into taking action that matters. That’s the best way to get out of your head and through fear.

2. Why You Need To Move Through Fear

11It’s easy to let fear get the best of you and retreat to a safe place. But if you do, you are not going to accomplish anything in life. If you let your fear get the best of you, then you will be frozen in place or move backward, and both options can be detrimental to your happiness, health, and relationships.

For instance, if you are fearful of quitting smoking, you are going to be frozen in place. Maybe you cut down in preparation for quitting smoking to become a healthier and happier person. But if you can’t move through the fear of not having your cigarettes around, then you may not just stay where you are, you may revert to smoking as much as you did in the past.

Obviously, quitting smoking is just one example of fear. It doesn’t matter what you fearful of, though. If you don’t move through it, you will never move forward in life.

3. You Got To Leap!

12I found this fear quote above a picture of a baby bird looking down off a curb. He wants to jump down, but it’s far, and he’s scared. I love how Maria Popova made this picture into something we can all relate to.

The fact is that a leap is always required. It’s that moment when you take the first step, pick up the phone, take the big action, finally say something, or firmly decide something. But, once you take that leap, you gain skills that help you master that fear and soon you are soaring through the clouds and no longer scared of taking that particular leap. Rinse and repeat this action and you will tackle many big fears in your life.

4. Sometimes Fear Is Good

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Anyone who tells you to eliminate your fear completely is crazy. There’s no such thing. Fear is a basic instinct that we all have to protect us from doing dangerous things, like colliding with icebergs!

You should be celebrating the fact that you have such a powerful tool to let you know when things aren’t right or when your life might be in danger. But, that’s not all fear is good for.

Fear is also there to let you know that something is worthwhile. It is a sign that something could be beneficial to your life in a big way. We only fear to do things that are out of our comfort zone and have a possible new reward at the end. You should be glad that you have such a huge sign for future success built right into you.

5. Are You Focusing On Fear?

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Rupert Goold is the artistic director of the Almeida Theater. This is one of the fear quotes that can have different meanings for many different people, but in this article, I want to talk about the media and TV.

It’s well known that fear-based headlines are used to drive people’s interest. They pull us in. They make us want to know more. Our fearful self can’t help but read them. But, usually, the stories don’t impact us or are just based on perception or beliefs and not facts.

The same goes for television. A lot of shows are created with fear in mind. The directors understand fear, and they use it to create a show that people will watch and obsess over. And it works! But at what cost to our happiness?

If you watch a lot of television, focus on the news, and constantly tune into the media online, then you are focusing on fear. You are letting ‘directors’ dictate how you feel, what you think, and what you will do.

I know from personal experience when you turn off the TV and stop listening to the media, life becomes much less scary. This is a thought I hope everyone will think about the next time they turn their TV on or read the latest news.

6. Learning From Our Past

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9 Wealth Quotes That Everyone Can Use To Get Wealth

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If you want to acquire more wealth in your life, the following wealth quotes can help. They can give you a new perspective on wealth. They can teach you what it takes to become wealthier. And, they can help you understand what true wealth is really all about. Feel free to share these wealth quotes with your friends to help them understand the power of wealth and the way to it.

1. Should People Who Built Wealth Give Away A Large Portion Of Their Wealth?

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The Giving Pledge was started by Warren Buffet and Bill and Melinda Gates, and it is a way to invite the world’s wealthiest people to give more than half of their wealth to philanthropy or charity in their lifetime or in their will. This may sound like a lot looking from the outside, but it is focused on billionaires. If you have two billion in your bank, giving away one billion isn’t going to make you broke by any means.

For many people, great wealth and giving to people and organizations that need it is not even a question. But, there are some people who are so unwilling to part with half of their wealth, even if they will never use it. For instance, Donald Trump is not known for his philanthropy. In fact, according to many sources, he ranks as one of the least charitable billionaires in the world.

For all the people who believe that you shouldn’t have to share what you earn, I would say that you only earn money because of other people. You earn because of their purchases, support, or recommendations. You earn because other people are helping you become a success in one way or the other. Yes, you do the planning or hire someone to do the planning for you so that you can create more wealth in your life, but in the end, without other people, you would never be able to become wealthy. So, why wouldn’t you want to continue the gesture and help other people become more successful, have more happiness, or be healthier in some way?

2. Being Wealthy Is Not A Bad Thing

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I’m sure you have received conflicting messages on building wealth. Some people claim that being wealthy is bad. They claim it makes you egocentric, spoiled, or evil in some way. While that stereotype is starting to drift away with the younger generation, we all have those words lingering in the back of our mind thanks to the influence of past generations on our lives.

Moreover, we look at what people are willing to do for wealth, such as sell other people or torture animals, and we again think of wealth as a bad thing. We think that if acquiring money is going to make us that ruthless, then we don’t want to be like that! But, the fact is that for the majority of people, accumulating wealth is not about doing horrible things to get it or being a horrible person because of it.

Maybe there are still some wealthy egocentric, spoiled, and evil people out there. But it’s clear that most people who work hard to get the wealth they have and invest to get the wealth they have are just trying to bring wealth into their lives for more abundance and don’t have some sinister plan at hand.

According to Sandra Smith, eight million households in America have crossed the millionaire threshold. And, those people are buying things from others, and many are supporting other people through employment, which means they are contributing to society through their wealth in some way.

If you hold the belief that being wealthy is a bad thing, you are going to limit yourself from the type of wealth you want. Remember that you have the potential to create a lot of change and happiness with your wealth, and use that to fuel your motivation for accumulating it.

Moreover, remember that if you are doing good with your wealth, you may be able to eradicate the people doing evil with their wealth in some way. That is a huge motivator for creating wealth.

3. Are You Using Your Time With Relationships Wisely To Create Wealth?

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If you are surrounded by people who don’t agree with your vision and waste your time by pulling your attention away from it, then you are going to have a hard time building wealth. This is a good reason you should be serious about the relationships you allow and nurture in your life. Regardless of how much you wish it were otherwise, some people are just going to drag you down and waste your time.

Take a look at the wealthy people of the world and note who they surround themselves with. You will see that wealthy tend to hang out with the wealthy. Moreover, their friends tend to maintain a level of excellence that they maintain, which is a huge motivator for them to stay in a wealthy mindset.

This doesn’t mean that you have to dump your family and friends who are negative. But, it does mean that you have to devote more of your time to positive, uplifting, and motivating people if you want to do the things needed to be done to create more wealth in your life.

Devoting time to your loved ones can also help create lasting wealth. You will have more motivation to do what you need to do. And because healthy relationships are the biggest predictor of good health, you will have more health and energy to get everything done.

4. Stop Expecting Wealth From Nowhere

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11 Powerful Deepak Chopra Quotes

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If you ever have to go on a long trip, get one of Deepak Chopra’s audiobooks. He’s easy to listen to, and you will come away with a ton of Deepak Chopra quotes that will change your life in so many different ways. Almost everything he says has a lesson in it. He clearly explains what he knows to be true and feels to be true, and when you are done listening to him, you have a ton of things to think about in your life.

Following are some Deepak Chopra quotes that give insight into his view on life and teach us lessons in the process. Each one is as valuable as the next, so make sure you really take the time to understand them. And be prepared for some aha moments!

1. The Real Purpose Of Meditation

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Meditation is probably the number one holistic recommendation for destressing in life. Obviously, meditation can be good for stress; however, as Deepak points out, the real purpose of meditation is not about busting stress. It is about finding peace, love, and joy in our lives.

By viewing it in that way, meditation becomes less of an antidote for an ailment that you ‘must’ do, and more of a way to balance out our lives and promote more happiness. Therefore, if you or someone you know is having problems meditating because it feels more like a chore that they need to do rather than something that they get the opportunity to do, make sure you share this Deepak Chopra quote with them!

2. Some Things Are Constant In Life

2Technology has made it very easy to get answers about almost anything, but there are some things that we just can’t get the answers to, yet. Some things are always going to be a constant, and in this world where we can get answers at the click of a button on Twitter and other social media sites, it can be very frustrating to deal with things that are out of our control.

Growing old is a constant. Getting sick is a constant. Dying is definitely a constant. You can’t change some things that naturally occur in life. But by accepting them, you can move them out of your mind and focus on other things that you do have control over.

3. You Need To Open Up Your Awareness

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Opening up your awareness is essential to everything in life. If you keep a closed mind, then you are not going to have the ability to handle situations that require flexibility.

Moreover, if you are so sure that you know everything, and that you are right because you have experienced certain things, then you will be unable to see other realities that may be more beneficial to your ability to be successful in relationships, your career, and your happiness.

I’ve seen the results of a life lived bound by the ego sense ‘me’ and by the conditioning of the mind through experiences, and it was sad to watch. The man I’m thinking of believed that other people thought he was amazing and had all the answers, but, in reality, he was just a close minded person who was unable to cope with the real world and other people’s perceptions in life. In fact, he wouldn’t even let them in. That’s why he was unable to see what people really thought of him. And, that’s why everyone had more success, more happiness, and more sustainable relationships than him.

4. Don’t Be An Angry Activist

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Obviously, there is a lot going on in this world that needs to be changed. The people in the world, the animals of the world, and the environment are all depending on us to change and do things differently. But, too many people are angry activists, which only adds more anger into the world.

You can’t change or solve things by yelling and fighting, even though you are doing it because you are trying to make someone else understand your point of view. You can only solve things by being peaceful and loving.

If you really want to make a change in this world that desperately needs change, you have to find the change in yourself first. You have to become the person who emanates what you want to see in the world. Then you will have the influence that you are looking for.

5. Everything Exists In your Consciousness

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