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Friday, 28 February 2014

Friday Fish from Hyderabad: Apollo Fish

Friday Fish from Hyderabad: Apollo Fish




Apollo fish fry is a very popular restaurant dish in Hyderabad. Spiced batter coated fish deep fried and tossed in an awesome spicy masala mix.
Murrel fish 250 g
Corn starch 1 tb
All purpose flour 1 tb
Egg 1 n
Ginger garlic paste 1 ts
Chilly powder 1 ts
Turmeric pinch
Egg 1 n
Oil for deep fry
Chopped ginger garlic 1 ts
Green chilly chopped 3 n
Curry leaves 2 sp
Chilly paste 1 tb
Coriander powder 1 ts
Salt
Soya sauce 1 ts
Curd ¼ cup
Peppers crush ½ ts
Lime juice 1 tb
Take bowl add Murrel fish pieces, add salt, ginger garlic paste, chilly powder, turmeric, mix it well, add egg, corn starch, all purpose flour, mix this well and deep fry them, keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan add chopped ginger & garlic, green chilly, curry leaves, chilli paste, coriander powder, salt, soya sauce (optional), curd, crush pepper powder, chopped coriander leaves, cook this some time and add fried fish toss it and add lime juice.

You can find detailed recipes at his website and also find many videos with recipes at http://www.vahrehvah.com/ simple easy and quick recipes and videos of Indian Pakistani and Asian Oriental foods 

Thursday, 27 February 2014

3 hours of Meditation Music | Yoga Music

3 hours of Meditation Music | Yoga Music


Over 3 hours of meditation music and music for yoga. Very peaceful and tranquil music for meditation or just chillout and relax for a few hours. If you like our free meditation music why not get some downloads or buy the music on eco friendly compact disc printed with non toxic vegetable ink.
www.newagemusicgarden.com

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Classical Tunes for Babies

Classical Tunes for Babies, 



A special collection of soothing music, to establish the special bond of love between you and your baby. Courtesy of Abbott Nutrition - maker of Similac Mum.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

"The Brook" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (read by Tom O'Bedlam)

"The Brook" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (read by Tom O'Bedlam)



An excerpt from this famous dramatic work. The usual interpretation in that the brook is a analogy to human life, but maybe it's just about a brook.

Values and Why They Are Important Part 3 Prioritizing and Affirming Your Own Values

Values and Why They Are Important Part 3 Prioritizing and Affirming Your Own Values

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 is a Career Coach and Life Coach helping you to solve difficult problems at work and at home

This is third and last post in a short series on values. The first post considered what values and why are they important and the second post considered how to determine your own values.

Understanding your own values is key to leading a happy and fulfilled life.  Knowing them can guide you in deciding the work you want to do and even how you choose a life partner. Understanding them can help you deal with many of the challenges you will meet through life and how to make the best choice in different situations.

Prioritizing and Affirming Your Own Values

Prioritizing your top values is difficult. You need to look deep inside yourself and be very honest. But it is very important.

When you make a decision you may realise you are having to deal with different values and they may conflict - you will have to make a choice.  This is when you need to know which value is more important to you. Without clarity such a conflict can cause great unhappiness.

Write down your top values, not in any particular order. Then look at the first two values and ask yourself, "If I could satisfy only one of these, which would I choose?"

It might help to visualize a situation in which you would have to make a choice. For example, compare the values of service and stability. Imagine that you must decide whether to sell your house and risk moving to another country to do work that could just fulfil a long held ambition. Or you can stay in your present job with more limited opportunities but keep your house!   What would you decide?

Keep working through the list, by comparing each value with each of the rest, until your list is in the correct order.

You could use a Paired Comparison Analysis to help you. With this method, you decide which of two options is most important, and then assign a score to show how much more important it is.

It is so important to identify and prioritize your values that investing your time is definitely worth it.

Reaffirm your values

Check your top-priority values, and make sure they fit with your life and your vision for yourself.
  • Do these values make you feel good about yourself?
  • Are you proud of your top three values?
  • Would you be comfortable and proud to tell your values to people you respect and admire?
  • Do these values represent things you would support, even if your choice isn't popular,
When you consider your values in decision making, you will keep your sense of integrity. It increases your feeling of self worth and self confidence.

Making a value-based choice isn't always be easy. But it is usually the best way to happiness and peace of mind.

101334901_80_80Wendy Mason  is a Career Coach and Life Coach helping you to solve difficult problems at work and at home
wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com 
http://wisewolfcoaching.com


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Monday, 24 February 2014

Values and Why They Are Important Part 2 Determine your own values.

Values and Why They Are Important Part 2 Determine your own values.

values

 is a Career Coach and Life Coach helping you to solve difficult problems at work and at home

This is second post in a short series on values. The first post considered what values and why are they important.

Understanding your own values is key to leading a happy and fulfilled life.  Knowing them can guide you in deciding the work you want to do and even how you choose a life partner. Understanding them can help you deal with many of the challenges you will meet through life and how to make the best choice in different situations.

Defining Your Own Values

Defining your own values helps you discover what's truly important to you.

A good way to to begin to do this is to look back on your life. Now, identify when you felt really good, and really confident that you were making good choices. Then identify the times when you were happiest

Find examples from both your personal/family life and your career. This will give you a balanced view.

Think about what you were you doing and who you were with. What other factors contributed to your happiness?

Think about the times when you were most proud. Why were you proud? What factors contributed to your feelings of pride?

When did you feel most fulfilled and satisfied?

Again, use both work and personal examples.

Now think about the words you would associate with your experience of happiness, pride, and fulfilment.

Aim for about 10 to 15 keywords similar to those on this list below to describe what you valued about the experience

Values-List

Next time we'll think about which values are most important to you

101334901_80_80Wendy Mason  is a Career Coach and Life Coach helping you to solve difficult problems at work and at home
wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com 
http://wisewolfcoaching.com


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Staying Positive When Things Hurt!

Staying Positive When Things Hurt!


Here is another inspirational post from contributor, Stephanie Carfrae. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog at www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk and I think you will be inspired by Steph's videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkoz1yev_apPjE8XcVrjyjA/videos 

You don’t have to feel A-OK to be positive or feel happy. It’s Ok to get down sometimes. Makes you appreciate the highs when they come!

I was in hospital having just had an operation and I was out four days later! I’m not super-woman; it did hurt for a little while but as soon as I put the pain to the back of my mind and focused on being happy the hurt subsided. I know this can’t work every time. As I’m due to have an operation later this month, I was just lucky it did work for me. 

Just keep reminding yourself that people go through tougher things every day. Helped me anyway. People go through pain every day, and this may not help everyone, but I view it as a weakness if I don’t get through something. I always think and believe that I am stronger than whatever had got me feeling down. I try to smile, even when I don’t feel like it, and I always feel better for at least trying. However it looks on the outside, whether it’s a brave heart situation or not, I always feel like I’ve let myself down if I am not strong. In a way, these are expectations I place on myself, they may be harsh but they work. 

Pain is NOT endless, although it may feel like it. It doesn’t last forever. This may just be a bad bout of it. I know that you can get through it. 

We are all stronger than we think. We don’t often push our own boundaries, but I believe we all have strength buried deep within that we can find if we need it. Often-times you won’t need it, or even remember it’s there, but I believe it’ll come to our aid when or if it’s required. Life can put up roadblocks, and it can seem hard but we’ll get to where we need to go. 

Haven’t you gotten through this kind of pain before? Why is now any different? If you weren't strong enough to make it past this, life would not have presented an issue. Sometimes you just have to be the bigger person and rise above it. 

YOU ARE WORTH IT. 

Plus when you switch your mind to a happy topic the pain you’re feeling may not disappear but it’ll make it easier to get through.

Stephanie Carfrae is a regular contributor. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog at www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk and I think you will be inspired by Steph's videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkoz1yev_apPjE8XcVrjyjA/videos 
 

Friday, 21 February 2014

Values and Why They Are Important Part 1 Introduction

values

Values and Why They Are Important

 is a Career Coach and Life Coach helping you to solve difficult problems at work and at home

This is first post in a short series on values, what are they, why are they important and how to understand your own values.

Understanding your own values is key to leading a happy and fulfilled life.  Knowing them can guide you in deciding the work you want to do and even how you choose a life partner. Understanding them can help you deal with many of the challenges you will meet through life and how to make the best choice in different situations.

What Are Values?


Values are the important and lasting things you believe about life and the measures by which you will usually judge yourself and others. When you live your life in accord with your values you will usually feel comfortable and at peace with yourself. That is if your values are positive and truly your own, not those you think you should have. When you don’t live according to your own values, you may feel miserably, guilty or angry with what is preventing you from feeling fulfilled.

Values are usually fairly stable throughout life. We learn them young from our parents, teachers, our friends and sometimes, these days, from the media. But not all the values we learn when young are helpful to us. Times change! Think, for example, about the value that some people learned when young about the "separate" roles of men and women. Or the values that some people have taken on related to particular brands,

When you begin to understand your own values you can begin to make choices about which to hold on to.

Next time, we’ll begin to look at how you determine what are your own real values.

101334901_80_80Wendy Mason  is a Career Coach and Life Coach helping you to solve difficult problems at work and at home
wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com 
http://wisewolfcoaching.com
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Friday Fish Recipe: Seabass with Fennel recipe - Michel Roux Jr

Friday Fish Recipe: Seabass with Fennel recipe - Michel Roux Jr


Something special. I love fennel!



Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Feeling Down? Five Quick Ways to Raise Your Mood

Feeling Down? Five Quick Ways to Raise Your Mood

 is a Career Coach and Life Coach helping you to solve difficult problems at home and at work

We all have grey days when we feel down. I’m not talking here about on-going low moods when we may need the support of a coach, counsellor or clinician. No, these are the days when you just wake up feeling low for no very good reason at all.

Try these tips to give you a boost and get you feeling positive again.

·         Start moving. 10 minutes dancing to a lively tune can do wonders. But if dancing in front of your bedroom mirror doesn’t appeal, how about going for a brisk walk in your local park or simply doing some stretching exercises?
·         Do something for someone else. You would be surprised how good doing a good turn makes us feel. So, how about doing some shopping for an elderly neighbour? Even just smiling at people can make you feel better. You’ll be surprised how many people smile back.
·         Reconnect with a friend. Go through your address book and find someone you really like but haven’t spoken to for a while. Then ring them. They will be delighted to hear from you and that will make you feel good.
·         Treat yourself. Have a little of what you really fancy. It might be your favourite food or a favourite movie. Go for what you really like, not what you think you should like – make it special!.
·         Find yourself a quiet, comfortable spot. Sit down, take some deep, gentle, breaths and reconnect with yourself. Feel the air on your skin and hear the sounds about you. Focus on one small thing nearby and really see it for the first time. Concentrate on the here and now and your own special place in the universe.

Try these tips and see which works for you. If all else fails, get in touch. It might be time to start working with a coach on how to feel positive again.


Wendy Mason  is a Career Coach and Life Coach helping you to solve difficult problems at work
wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com 
http://wisewolfcoaching.com

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Stress Management and Relaxation

Stress Management and Relaxation


No matter what life path you have chosen, knowing the importance of stress management and relaxation is key. Being able to manage your stress level will improve the quality of your life and also the quality of your work.

Stress Management Techniques


Learning stress management and relaxation techniques is important for anyone.

Know Your Triggers: 

Be aware of what situations make you the most stressed, and try to avoid them if you can. When stressful situations occur, try to put them into perspective. Acknowledging that a certain situation is a trigger for you, is the first step in learning how to manage your stress.

Exercise, Eat Well And Get Enough Sleep

Find time in your schedule for 15 to 30 minutes of exercise each day. Exercising will help you focus your energy and work out your frustration. Eat a good mixed diet with lots of fresh fruit, natural cereals and fresh vegetables. Sleep in a quiet, comfortable room without the distractions of computer and television.

Meditate: 

Whether you meditate at the beginning or end of your day, it is important to take a few moments for reflection. And setting aside five minutes to sit quietly and think about your goals will make you more relaxed.

Organize: 

Organize your life in a simple but realistic way. Making lists and de-cluttering your space is the perfect way to improve the quality of your life.

Health Benefits


Stress management and relaxation can lead to lot of health benefits. Reducing stress leads to increased energy to do other things that you want to do.

There is a video below to help


Monday, 17 February 2014

An all age low impact exercise workout

 An all age low impact exercise workout

One we can all do at home!




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  is a Career Coach and Life Coach helping you to solve difficult problems at work
wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com 
http://wisewolfcoaching.com

Friday, 7 February 2014

What is Empathy? Learn Something from Sesame Street

 What is Empathy? Learn Something from Sesame Street


A lesson for us all perhaps. Mark Ruffalo and Murray talk about the word "Empathy."



236419442_80_809  is a Career Coach and Life Coach helping you to solve difficult problems at work
wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com 
http://wisewolfcoaching.com

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Everybody has hard times!

 Everybody has hard times!

Here is another inspirational post from contributor, Stephanie Carfrae. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog at www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk and I think you will be inspired by Steph's videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkoz1yev_apPjE8XcVrjyjA/videos 

You can only change the world little by little. You can’t change it instantly and make an overnight success of yourself. Of course, nowadays these limits are changing. 

But please know if it is taking time to come around that is the way of the world. Most of the overnight successes of the past have been forgotten because if it’s a video on youtube, someone’s watched it once or a few times but after they’ve done it they’ve done it. You may feel you want that kind of success but it’s much better to work towards something, than just to have it whether you’re appreciative or not. Then at least if you get it you will be more thankful because you’ve been through some really hard times and even doubting it would happen.


Everybody has hard times. No life is plain sailing. So always be considerate. You can’t know what’s on someone’s mind or where they are on their journey. How far have they come? How far do they have left to go? No one can say because honestly no one knows. When you get to wherever you’re going, you tend to forget how many sleepless nights you longed for it etc. 

You can go through a range of emotions at any given time, emotions are unpredictable. You can be feeling great at one time, then awful the next. Life has a way of knowing when we’re feeling good and then coming down like a tonne of bricks. But this is to test us. How strong is your faith or belief in yourself? Will you get through it, and add it to a number of antidotes’ or let it defeat you? I think I know how we should/want to answer that question. So the question is, what are you going to do? 

Stephanie Carfrae is a regular contributor. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog at www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk and I think you will be inspired by Steph's videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkoz1yev_apPjE8XcVrjyjA/videos 

Monday, 3 February 2014

Stress Management: How to Relax Your Mind

Stress Management: How to Relax Your Mind 


Wendy Mason is a Career Coach and Life Coach  helping you to solve difficult problems at work

Learn how to relax your mind from wellness consultant Samantha Ibarguen in this Howcast video.



You can check for Howcast playlists for guides that interest you at http://bit.ly/ytmainplaylists


Wendy Mason is a Career Coach and Life Coach helping you to solve difficult problems at work
wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com 
http://wisewolfcoaching.com