Author: Leonardo Dawson

Baptizing your baby is a meaning-filled event, but to young kids, it can be one head-scratching moment after the other. These tips can help you get the powerful purpose of the ceremony across.   Use something kids already know. Kids’ brains often aren’t yet developed enough to think very abstractly–that ability starts to really gel around 12 years old or so. The result is that they tend to take what you say very literally, which can make common phrases like “washed in the blood of Christ” confusing, if not a little scary. It can help to make comparisons to things…

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So many people are taking care of one or even both parents these days that they don’t have time for themselves. Between raising children, taking care of pets, plants, family members, and working outside the home, the stress can take its toll on your health. Here’s how to fight back and attain inner peace. Missing Sleep Missing sleep is the number one problem most people face today. Even when diet and exercise is on-point, poor sleep can wreak havoc on hormones in the body, make it impossible to recover from stress, and can actually make you very ill yourself. Sleep…

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It’s too simple just to blame individuals for their excess weight. Throughout most of history, people have struggled to find enough calories to survive day to day. Today, in industrialized societies, many people are faced with a huge over supply of cheap, tasty food, laden with fat and sugars, together with a lack of opportunity to exercise. That combination is a hard one to deal with. The causes of obesity Increasingly, people live in places where they need to get around in cars. A working day often means long hours sitting in front of a computer. Low wages and high…

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In a recent study, it was found that about two-thirds of patients who had chronic pain also had chronic sleep disorders. Basically, the pain made it more difficult to sleep. But, because the patient couldn’t sleep, they also couldn’t get the relief they needed and so the pain never went away. It becomes a vicious cycle of pain-insomnia-pain. If you’re suffering from chronic pain, you may feel hopeless. It’s understandable. But, don’t give up. Why not? You Get Depressed When you’re constantly in pain, eventually you will become depressed. Maybe you’ve already experienced this. Things seem hopeless and so maybe…

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Losing weight is hard, but for businesses, it’s easy – the weight loss industry is a multi-billion dollar one. There’s no shortage of potions, pills, exercise and diet books, and of course personal trainers and gyms. But, at least for women, the clouds seem to be parting as new research sheds light on a novel approach to weight loss that doesn’t involve dieting. The new research shows that probiotics may help shed those extra pounds. It comes on the heels of exciting research about the gut microbiome, new faecal transplant procedures to cure c.diff infections, and a new probiotic, dubbed…

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If you’ve been thinking about getting a dental implant, now may be the perfect time. When implants first came out, they were the only option for people with broken or irreparably-damaged teeth. However, they were somewhat painful, took a long time to heal after insertion, and they weren’t always made with the hardest materials. Today, that’s not the case. Titanium Implants One of the strongest metals known to man is titanium. It’s also one of the lightest and most durable. It has a silver color and low density, yet it’s capable of resisting corrosion in sea water, and chlorine. Because…

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A pressure cooker is a must-have kitchen tool for preparing quick meals for your family. It makes light work of labor-intensive processes while developing the characteristic flavors and textures of food. For beans, soups, risotto and other meals, a pressure cooker can cut the cooking time by more than 70 percent. Modern pressure cookers have come a long way from the screeching and exploding pressure cookers of the past. They’re as silent as can be and include built-in safety features to prevent excess pressure buildup. Locking handles keep pressure in until you’re ready to let it out. Today, there are…

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When you go on a trip to some far-away land, you don’t go without a travel guide, do you? In life, the same can be said of spirit guides. Spirit guides are just what they sound like: spiritual guides that help you uncover life’s mysteries. They may not be these exotic things you’ve seen on T.V. or read about in books. They’re more like spiritual psychologists. Here’s how to meet yours. Visualization Visualizing your guides is a good way to connect with them, and you don’t have to take any hallucinogenic drugs to pull it off either. Sit down comfortably…

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