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Obama Scholarships For Mothers – Time For All the Moms to Get a Degree For Free!

Are you sick of living just over broke (job) and not having enough extra money to save, deal with emergencies, or give your children what they really need? Are you a single mother that is struggling or a mother that has gone through a spouse losing a job recently? Now is time for you to use the Obama scholarships for mothers and go back to school so that you can get a degree and make more money. Here is what you must know.

First, if you want to stay where you are, then more power to you, but you will never make much more than you already do and you will never move up the way you want to. When the economy begins to turn around and there are good careers out there you will not be one of the people getting one because there will be plenty of people that have gotten a degree that are going to be in line ahead of you. This is not the way it should be so do something about it.

Second, the Obama scholarships for mothers is there for you to use and to use now so that you can get your education for free. In most cases you will be able to get enough money that you will not have to work at all while you are getting your degree. This makes it very easy and the Obama scholarships for mothers is only going to be around for a little while so you need to use it while you can and get your degree for free.

Last, you should know that if you do not go back to school and get at least a two year degree, then you are costing yourself between $10,000 and $40,000 or more each year. If you continue to do what you are doing you will have cost yourself well over a million dollars over the next 20 years when you could have been working and saving some of that towards retirement. This is not what you want your fate to be so get your degree already.

Shift Your Paradigm and Say Bye Bye to Stress Once and for All

Stress – it’s everywhere in today’s society. It’s the classroom, the workplace, the household. It’s in little league, our finances and relationships. It’s even a large part of family life. But as peaceful, natural, aware parents unplugged from many mainstream ideas, we have unique tools to work with. We already challenge the status quo in everything we do – from saying no to unhealthy vaccines to non-violent communication to our relentless questioning and researching everything – so why do we STILL experience stress and what can we do about it?

Now I can sit here and write out a million and one stress relief techniques to help you and your children, and they’ll work. But instead, I want to share with you the two ideas that form the root of all stress and by understanding them, will help shift your perspective.

The first idea I can sum up in one phrase for you right now. “Life is just a string of experiences meant for soul growth.” When you truly wrap your mind around this idea, truly understand it and start to implement it in your everyday life – your world starts to look very different indeed, and you immediately feel the effects.

Here’s what I mean: when you teach your child from a whole being perspective, rather than just intellect you are acknowledging the biggest part of your child – his spirit. “Our bodies are our vehicles,” my son says, and “Earth is our school.” We need our ‘vehicles’ for all the amazing experiences that life has to offer. We need Earth to experience all these amazing things! Home Educators like myself choose to do so for a larger reason, we don’t want to leave out essential parts of our children’s education! Education is bringing out that which is within – they already have it within them, they already know it. We have to bring it out and help them nurture it.

Life is a journey. I remember some years ago when I would get very worked up about something and experience a lot of stress about things – that’s life! I thought. But it’s not. Now I look at everything for the larger meaning – what am I supposed to learn from this experience? Why did this happen and how can I grow from this? When you ask these types of questions – suddenly life is not as stressful because you realize that life is not made of up of random moments… there are no coincidences and everything and everyone is there to teach you and help you grow – if you allow it to be so. When you deny the connection of it all, life feels disjointed and disconnected – random events happen to the victims we become. But once you start looking for those connections and that synchronicity, those things suddenly appear everywhere in your life, and life takes on a whole new meaning.

Children are never too young to start understanding this. I started helping my own children with this when they were 4 and 5. I have been known to say “Mistakes are only learning opportunities” and they are – if we take the time to learn from them. Entrepreneurs know that it takes many mistakes to get it right, so do scientists and engineers. How many times did Edison and Ford fail? A ton of times, but they never gave up. So as you share this with your children and start to see the connection in everything, the meaning in everything and that yes the old cliche is actually true “everything happens for a reason,” there is a sense of peace and flow that becomes a part of your everyday living. There is no stress because you know the larger meaning behind everyday happenings, or at least that there is a larger meaning.

Since they were little, after a mistake I would reply, “it’s okay honey… tell me what you think you learned and how you think you will do it differently next time.” In the beginning of course the mistakes are small… but as they grow and the mistakes are more important to them (like my son leaving his wallet with $30 inside at a Community center) they soon learn truly important life lessons. I don’t have to lecture; I don’t have to make them feel guilty or bad…. I let them learn from the learning opportunities, as life should be. Even when “bad” things happen, we have an opportunity for soul growth, we learn to forgive another, how to present things differently and so on.

The second paradigm shift to be made to be stress free is to understand where stress comes from. Stress is caused by our minds as we concentrate on thoughts of events that have not yet happened or do not exist. It is our worry of situations that have not even occurred that cause us stress! Maybe it’s what the boss will say after she finds out what we did, or worry about how an event will go tomorrow. But the idea is that stress is created in the mind and then produces effects in the body.

We have over 70,000 thoughts a day… why do we stop and focus on those stress producing thoughts? Why not just let those thoughts pass right on by? You accomplish nothing but stress by choosing the stress-producing thought over a more pleasant thought – so why do it? If “because I worry” is your answer then you’re coming right back to our question. Your mind is your tool. You can choose to worry, thus creating stress; or you can choose to use your mind and your thoughts to create your life and fulfill your hopes and dreams.

In my family, we advocate using positive thinking and visualization to create what each member wants in life. Everything you see in the material world was once a thought in someone’s mind – a simple thought! Today Olympic athletes are using positive visualizations regularly to improve their performance and win. Why can’t everyday people do it too? We can and millions of successful people do. So stop stressing about situations and events that do not even exist yet and turn that mind power into creating something much better and much more positive. Stop worrying and use all that creative energy for something truly good.

So I want to encourage you starting today to implement these two new ideas into your family to alleviate stress once and for all. Remember, life is just a string of experiences meant for soul growth and your mind is your tool for success.

How to Lose the Belly Fat Once and For All

Centralized fat is a growing problem in today’s society, and for many people -men in particular- belly fat is the top concern. Centralized obesity is linked with heart disease, diabetes, and even Alzheimer’s disease but fortunately there is some hope for those of us with a beer belly, muffin top, love handles and so on.

Let’s start by dispelling the most popular myth about how to lose belly fat. First, there is the falsehood that doing round after round of relentless crunches and sit-ups will sufficiently solve your protruding abdomen problem; there is no evidence to support this. Despite your abs indeed building muscle, they are buried underneath a layer of visceral fat of varying thickness. Further, crunches, like bicep curls, serve more to protrude the muscle than they do to flatten it; what people with belly fat really need is a means by which they can shed the layers of fat and replace it with lean muscle.

It starts in the kitchen, and more specifically in the fridge. Most of the beverages we drink are loaded with simple sugars and empty calories. A good rule to follow is to never let your caloric intake from beverages cover more than 10-15% of your daily energy intake. Water and milk or some other high source of calcium are really the only drinks you should be having on a regular basis if you really want to lose the belly fat once and for all.

It’s important to make food the fuel that your body burns to function optimally. That means keep a low to non-existent intake of processed foods that are packed with preservatives and chemicals. All of that junk collects in your body and the number 1 storage space for everyone is in their core. The best way to ensure your food is optimized for your body’s metabolism is to keep the quantity of ingredients in the foods you eat as low as possible; this includes anything you can find around the perimeter of a supermarket (with the exception of the frozen food section, of course).

Finally, there is a lot of re-education when it comes to exercise. For so long, people have felt that long, boring cardio workouts were the best route to take when it came to shedding belly fat. In fact, while cardio workouts are extremely beneficial for your heart and general fitness, they do little to expedite the rate at which you lose your belly fat. Due to time and space restrictions, there is only so much that can be discussed with regard to optimized abdominal exercise, you can go to my website for more information. Still, I’ll leave you with this; if you want to really rev up your metabolism, it’s crucial for your workouts to last less than 30 minutes!

Belly fat poses many potential problems, but it can be effectively wiped out if these lessons are applied diligently. Again, visit here to learn more.