Saturday, August 29, 2009

Wait … Am I Younger Yet?

Good to keep for my own reference :)

Wait … Am I Younger Yet?
The science behind how nutrients repair and rejuvenate your body—and how long it takes to reap your healthy habit rewards.
By Veronika Ruff

Content provided by: Prevention

Science has confirmed that the nutrients in our food can slow down and even reverse aging. Here's exactly how and when you can expect the health payoff you want:

Beat Stress
Vitamin B6 deficiency has been linked to anxiety, stress, and depression, and women are more likely to become deficient in B6 as they age, according to researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. "When B6 makes its way to your brain, it facilitates synthesis of neurotransmitters, such as dopamine, which makes you feel calm and happy," says Hanjo Hellmann, Ph.D., a plant biologist at Washington State University. "But if you have a B6 deficiency, your brain may not be able to make enough dopamine." The vitamin is found in a variety of foods, but it's especially high in potatoes, bananas, red meat, poultry, and chickpeas. Once eaten, B6 is quickly distributed throughout the body but isn't stored well, so we need a consistent daily supply. Hellmann recommends getting 1 to 2 mg of B6 every day—the amount in about one medium russet potato and a chicken breast—to help you produce enough stress-busting dopamine.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Great start of my day :)

Today is a good day, I feel so positive and smiling as my normal days. But today I have a sense of great satisfaction with life, feeling I am blessed and feeling very thankful to God. Why do I feel this way? and why I am writing this? What's going on?

This is another analysis of understanding myself better. This year topic will be mostly myself, I
am not self centered or selfish but merely I begun to understand to solve any problem in my life I have to start off with my self, I would be the core to everything happening in my life. I am not
here to compliment myself but merely searching and understanding my inner soul. The root to my solution is that I must understand myself. I was trained since young by my godmom always to look out for others and I forgotten about myself, which I believe has created problems in certain aspects of my life.

So lets start by talking from yesterday night,I slept according to my expected timeframe which is before 12am, which I was able to do so for the past 2 days. Before that, I always worried I about my dark circle underneath my eyes so I have been thinking about sleeping early but sometimes I just got so distracted that I was not able to be discipline enough to do it.

I was able to do the things I planned to do at home, put in the clothes into the cupboard and
apply treatment for my scalp and hair. This is because sometimes work and other things to do
causes me no time to take care of my own beauty and organize my own room which is my comfort zone in the house. So I was glad that I could have some time to pamper and making me feel good.

So this morning,I woke up at 5:30am, really early without the alarm ringing and I was able to go toilet, means no constipation problem and I feel great to notice I manage to change my biological clock. It also means I am able to go to work early, take my own sweet time to dress up, able to have time to choose which accessories match my outfit and at the same time feeling good I am improving my punctuality.

I dont know why but I was able to sit down infront of my dressing table and day dream for about 15 mins. Then ofcourse my discipline part took over and ask myself "Hey snap out of it! a lot of
things depend on you and don't screw up by waking up early but end up late at work". I know this part of me is very funny to my family members, I know my niece and nephew understand what I am talking about here.

And then I drove slowly while listening to Cliff Richard comforting songs, traffic was so smooth
and I arrived early with plenty of parking space for me to choose. It was too early and I cannot
remember how to off the office alarm, so I went to Old Town White Coffee shop to have breakfast. The chinese lady Manager there was not pleasant, no smile and she only serves the white guy sitting there (probably rich old white guy) :P, but.... that didnt spoilt my day.., and the waiters there were all smiling at me hehe and one of them came over to take my orders. So I had a good breakfast there and was able to go online to read TheStar online news for a while before I head off to office again.

So thats all for now. I am at work and things is pretty smooth. My boss recovered from the shock of my resignation and we are in talking terms again :) .

Great start of my days..aaaaah... :)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I am just a human.

Looking back and reflecting where I started and how I started brings me smile and sadness at the same time.

Happy when I think about obstacles that I have surpassed and the thrill of excitement everytime I celebrate for things I achieved in my life.

Sad when I think about the things I could have done so much better. Sometimes I wonder could it be because I dont have a parents to guide me since young, that I have to learn from knocking the walls and those are painful lesson to go through and it remains in my soul forever. Everytime the thoughts came, I will go through an emo moment again. sob... sob...(tears falling)

My parents will be my Godmom and ofcourse my cousins. I appreciate the life I have with them, and also the things they taught me but I think what sets me straight and make me strong is my books. My books are like my Father and Mother, playing an important role in my life. Thanks to God for bringing me the right books to read. My books are the one that taught me how to be a leader and bring back my self esteem, that teaches me to think right and not follow the old traditional way of thinking. Buddhism philopshy life of teaching is great too, although I am going into christianity I will always be grateful for the things that buddhism has taught me.

Just could not help but to wonder why does it takes so long for me to get all this books, why does it takes so long for me to understand things, cos just cant help to think I could have done so much better. I have no one to blame but myself for my lacking and ignorant in certain things. Somebody is so young but has done so much better than me. What has gone wrong in my life path, that I didnt learn the things he/she does ?

and why am I comparing with him? Is this to make me aware of what my exes is going through, they probably compare too and this is how it feel? Its worst if a woman is more successful isn't it?

I guess this is.. the moment.., another phase I go through to understand better.

Ok I guess I feel better now... so what am I going to do? Nicole..remember "one thing at a time!". Yeah... :)

Also I just remembered one more thing... that is why God blessed me with a young look hahaha. Slow to learn but I still look young... ok la.. hehe. Oh well I always feel so much better when I can look at the bright side of things. What to do, console myself lor, no one can understand what I am thinking and doing right now. I have to self motivate myself and continue to believe. I cannot afford to break down now... I got so much to do so that I can be a blessing to others in my life and also make my family proud.

Yup I feel so much better now :D