Georgie's Wellbeing & Soul Views

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Posted 4/10/17 at 12:55 PM | George Smith

Why Your Church Should Have a Christian Bookstore

There is a growing concern that society has been steadily moving away from faith of any kind and as a result, fewer and fewer of the mainstream bookstores are selling religious books or articles of any kind. You may find a very small section consisting of a few shelves in a store the size of a large city block. This is just one reason why it would benefit your assembly to have a Christian bookstore on site at your church, but there are other reasons as well. Consider a few of the following and you just might be motivated to start a bookstore for your church.

Wholesome Literature – Fiction and Nonfiction
Way back in the day the ‘in-crowd’ coined a phrase that is still strong today, “Sex, drugs and rock-n-roll,” and many youth pastors and parents cringe each and every time they hear it. It says nothing for the morals we, as a society, are raising our children to uphold and as a result, that mindset has permeated the very literature that was once uplifting and Godly. If you want to offer your congregation an alternative to the filth that has permeated bookstores and theaters around the world, you can offer them wholesome literature that has been reviewed by your church council and/or elders. FULL POST

Posted 4/10/17 at 1:54 AM | George Smith

How to Deal With Tough Financial Times

Most of us have had to deal with strained finances at one point or another. It’s stressful, and if you have a family, it can be even harder on you. When your resources are thin, you’re struggling just to get by, and there aren’t any straightforward options in sight, it’s easy for your faith to be shaken.

However, with the right mindset and a commitment to your faith, you can pull yourself out of any financial slump.

Coping Strategies
God doesn’t care about how much money you make. Remember that wealth is not an indication of God’s favor, nor is poverty a punishment for your sins. Instead, your tough financial times may only be a trial, and a temporary one at that.

Here’s what you can do in the meantime:

Recognize the good things in your life. First, though it may prove difficult, try to forget about your financial woes for a moment and think about all the good things in your life. Do you still have your health? Do you have a close circle of friends and family members, whom you enjoy? Are you still able to read your favorite books at the library and wander around your local parks? You are alive and breathing, and have countless blessings to enjoy—even if you’re going through a financial struggle. Taking the time to recognize those blessings will immediately relieve your stress and remind you that there are more important things in life than money. FULL POST

Posted 4/6/17 at 1:54 AM | George Smith

How to Comfort a Friend or Community Member With Anxiety

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Everyone experiences anxiety to some degree, but for some people, anxiety is strong enough, recurring enough, and present enough to seriously interfere with the quality of their lives. According to the ADAA, anxiety disorders affect approximately 18 percent of United States adults, and are cumulatively the most common mental health illness in the country.

To make matters worse, there is no cure for anxiety; instead, its effects can only be mitigated through treatment and the support of friends, family, and community members. Still, only about one-third of anxiety sufferers are currently undergoing formal treatment, so we owe it to our community members to step up and be available for support in any way we can.

Comforting Someone With Anxiety
So how can you comfort someone with anxiety, or help prevent their illness from interfering with their day-to-day life? FULL POST

Posted 3/30/17 at 5:03 AM | George Smith

5 Ways Parents Can Ensure Long Car Journeys Don't Turn Into A Disaster

How much quality time do you get to spend with your kids these days? Maybe it's only when you go to church on Sunday mornings. If your kids are young they'll likely go to bed really early. If they're older they will sit in their room playing video games all night.

It's why you need to make vacation time extra special. Lots of families go on road trips, but they don't make the journey enjoyable and everyone ends up frustrated. We're going to look at a few ways you can prevent that from happening to you.

Let Kids Help Organize Things

Do you think your kids would enjoy themselves more if they played a part in organizing things? You don't need to let them take care of everything, but if they can pick a few places you'll stop on the road trip they'll love it.

This also has an additional advantage you've maybe never thought about before. When your kids feel like they're part of the process they will learn things and grow up a lot quicker. Being forced to do everything mom says isn't always fun. FULL POST

Posted 3/27/17 at 2:01 AM | George Smith

Making Your Relationship Work In The Face Of Adversity

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Your relationship with God will never let you down, but it's not the same with your significant other. There are times where you'll truly be tested and it will take everything in your power to stay together. All you need to concentrate on is making sure it doesn't fall apart.

I've experienced the ways in which you can do this. How you can save yourself from a life of marriage where both parties are deeply unhappy. I'd like to offer you a few suggestions that have helped tremendously over the months when it felt like hope was gone.

Learn To Love Yourself First

When you're in a rocky relationship it's too easy to look at the flaws of your partner. It's your ego trying to tell you it's not your fault, but you have to be strong enough to fight the ego until it disappears.

In reality, a lot of the problems are going to be your fault. I know this because I'm speaking from experience, so don't try to fight it. Examine the situation closely and learn how to start loving yourself. FULL POST

Posted 3/27/17 at 1:59 AM | George Smith

5 Ways To Protect Your Smile By Saying Goodbye To Discolored Teeth

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Everyone would love their teeth to look like fresh Canadian snow, but it's sometimes hard to keep them white. It's a shame because it's one of those areas everyone will notice. Although you won't care what anyone thinks, it can affect your life in negative ways outside your control.

Even if your teeth aren't perfectly white it's not to late to change things around. All you need to do is educate yourself on what you're doing wrong at the moment. Here are a few quick tips to point you in the right direction if you're desperate for help.

Don't Brush Too Hard

A few people usually get one thing wrong when it comes to brushing their teeth. They have a good toothbrush and replace it regularly. Most of them will also brush their teeth more than once per day.

The issue comes with the pressure you put on your teeth when brushing them. It's not your mission to scrape all the enamel off, so stick to a little pressure while brushing in little circular motions. FULL POST

Posted 3/27/17 at 1:54 AM | George Smith

5 Amazing Ways To Boost Your Appearence Without Going Under The Knife

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A lot of people would like to feel better about the way they look. This is likely because you see Hollywood actresses who have had extensive surgery over the years. It's a look you won't want to replicate because going under the knife isn't your idea of a good time.

Obviously, exercise and healthy eating will improve your appearance, but you can still have a few procedures done without going to the extreme. Let's look at what they are in case you're already living a healthy lifestyle but would like a little more.

Getting Your Teeth Whitened

Are there any family dentists near me in Maple, Vaughan? That is a question lots of people will be asking themselves even if the location is different. They want a family dentist because they sound less painful.

Luckily when you get your teeth whitened at the dentist you'll hardly feel a thing. If you apply hydrogen peroxide to your teeth them might be a bit sensitive, but it's not sore and your mouth will sparkle. FULL POST

Posted 3/20/17 at 8:14 AM | George Smith

Become a Parenting Genius Using Stress-Relieving Decorating Tips

When your child prays at night it relaxes their mind and helps them sleep. It's much needed these days because we're living through challenging times. More and more kids are suffering from anxiety and depression, which has become worse over the years.

If you want to help them out you can design their bedroom in a way that promotes calmness. After a while their quality of life will improve. In order to accomplish your goal you'll need some effective decorating tips, so let's look at some now.

Concentrate On Their Bed

The first thing you should concentrate on is the bed if you want your child to be extremely comfortable. It can be broken down into a few categories, but a nice mattress is at the top of the list.

Bedding is important too, so make sure your child isn't irritated by it when they're in bed. Lastly, you should make sure they have comfy pillows. All three of these things should be taken into consideration.

The Color Of The Walls

People will tell you certain colors evoke different emotions when you look at them, which has been proven true on many occasions. It still doesn't mean you should pick them when deciding what color you want the room to be. FULL POST

Posted 3/11/17 at 5:26 AM | George Smith

5 Cosmetic Surgery Trends to Dominate in 2017

Cosmetic surgeries have certainly come a long way over the past few years. With the technological advancements which we have today, there seems to be treatments and procedures to remove even the smallest blemishes on our bodies. It’s expected that by 2020, plastic surgery will be the biggest emerging market. This is perhaps due to the fact that people want to look good and are increasingly becoming concerned about how they’re viewed by other people in the society. There’s nothing wrong with good looks which will make you feel more confident. Below are some of the biggest trends in 2017:

1. Total body fat grafting
If you are looking for fuller buttocks, face, breasts, or any other parts of your body, look no further. One of the latest cosmetic trends is fat transfers. During the procedure, the plastic surgeon will first examine the body of the patient for areas of optimum fat cells to harvest. The surgeon will then use tumescent liposuction to extract the fat cells, which are then purified.

The fat cells will then be transplanted back into the specific problematic areas. The fat is then shaped perfectly into the patient’s desired contours. Fat grafting has a high level of safety, due to the fact that it only involves the relocation of a patient’s own fat to different parts of his/her body. As a result, no “foreign objects” are introduced. You can get more information more about the current state of fat grafting on this web page. FULL POST