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Time for a break!

Post by Taravat » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:03 am

Hi the silence seekers

It's Friday. What a perfect day! I suspect Friday is the most favorite weekday among my beloved fellow citizens. We work hard the entire week and get some rest on Friday. It's a good thing to breathe a sigh of relief after a tough week. Poor people who have to work on Fridays.

" Those who work on Fridays don't understand the real joy of life."
A saying allegedly by Taravat the great. :-|

OK...I'm here to post an image. Have a lot on my plate at the time... Will discuss it later by the will of Allah. Have fun on your Friday!


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Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

Post by Taravat » Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:08 pm

World Breastfeeding Week 2019 began on Thursday-Mordad 10- and ends on
Wednesday-Mordad 16. Happy this occasion to all breastfeeding mums. Mums are wonderful and we owe them more than just breastfeeding us.


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In Iran, the rate of breastfed kids is higher than in many developed countries. It’s good news. It’s said that breastfed kids will make stronger and more intelligent adults. Therefore, we need to raise public awareness in this regard and have more and more breastfed babies

I like occasions and I like celebrating occasions, particularly such concepts that have a direct impact on public health. So, a group of colleagues and I opened a fair in our workplace in which breastfeeding mothers can get free counseling services in this regard. Also, we encouraged small kids to do painting and thank their lovely mums this way.

How else do we raise public awareness on this topic?
Thank you!

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Mr- and Ms- know-alls!

Post by Taravat » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:11 pm

Hi everybody

I was off today- a quite refreshing day away from my workplace after a few months of hard work!
Look...I'm a simple person who becomes pleased with simple things! ;)
Taravat wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:03 am
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Well...I posted this image a few days ago but I didn't have time to elaborate on it. So, today is the day. I'm gonna write a lil bit about this image.
I used to be interested in psychology and used to buy and read many psychology books. I have a library with many different psychology books.
I'm here to confess that I'm not interested in these types of books anymore. I'd rather read a cookbook than a psychology book. But why is that?
I don't want to offend psychologists, but it's a personal idea. I changed my mind about psychology after I met a friend who was a psychologist-or a so-called one. You know how it feels like to have such a friend? It’s like you are a small kid that needs their support in every aspect of life- even the most trivial or the simplest affairs. It’s like they are Mr- and Ms-know- all. Some psychologist dare to give you advice even if you don’t want. As to psychology books, they are like cookbooks that give you a single recipe-Oh…sorry…instructions- for different situations. They think humans are so simple-Like open books that can be read easily. They try to read humans, not knowing humans are so complex and illegible. I’m not generalizing my personal idea to all psychologists. I’m just talking about my opinion.
By the way, ever had a friend who was a psychologist?

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ToMyReaders.

Post by Taravat » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:26 pm

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Just felt like thanking my readers!
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How to keep our kids entertained and quiet?!?

Post by Taravat » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:03 pm

How to keep our kids entertained and quiet?!?

This is one of those frequently asked questions by most parents. Origami or the art of paper folding could be a solution.
I took some scrap pieces of paper and visited a web to learn how to make a bunny origami.

This is how I was instructed!
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This is how it turned out!
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Pretty close to the original one, huh? :-|
Give it a try. I bet you will love it more than your kids do in the end.
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To whom it may concern!

Post by Taravat » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:00 pm

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First Law of Thermodynamics; Energy Conversion.

Post by Taravat » Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:30 pm

Ever noticed we feel more tired on weekends than on weekdays oftentimes? Why is that?

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I was thinking about this topic and came up with some premises. Here my rationales go:

Although I was not good at physics in high school, :roll: I wanna make a connection between biology and physics to elaborate on this topic. Hope physicists and biologists will excuse me and not become angry.

As the Energy Conversion Law is concerned, Energy can neither be destroyed nor be created, but it transforms into other forms of energy. In the human body, the energy we consume to do the jobs converts to other forms of energy such as heat and useful work. We usually do less job on weekends and try to get some rest, and in some cases including me, oversleep. Therefore, we don’t consume much energy. Consequently, our body stores extra energy in the form of fat. In other words, the less energy our body consumes, the less energy conversion. Right? That's probably why we feel refreshed after a workout or an exercise than a boring weekend on which we just get relaxed.

Besides, being active and doing exercise is thought to be connected with some hormonal secretions-i.e. Endorphin, Serotonin, etc- as well. In addition, the sense of self-confidence we experience after we get a job or exercise done lifts our spirits and makes us feel a lot better.

Another explanation of mine is linked to the biological clock. You know, sleep cycle and physical activities in every human are personal and unique. Some people are night owls and some others are early birds and they all are used to their own sleep cycles.
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Any interruption in our biological clock leads to exhaustion, tiredness, and fatigue. On weekends, we have more spare hours to oversleep and that interrupts our biological clock. Therefore, we feel more tired and bored on the weekends, particularly the ones on which we oversleep and do less useful work.

Some other factors are also involved in feeling tired on weekends including, depression, stressful work environment, and whatnot.

Thanks for reading. Stay fine everybody.

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Happy Eid-al-Adha!

Post by Taravat » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:33 pm

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Happy Eid-al-Adha to all my Muslim brothers and sisters around the world. In Persian, we call this holiday " Eid-e-Qurban". Eid-e-Qurban refers to the story of Ibrahim (PBUH), one of the prophets of Allah who underwent a BIG test. In fact, he was challenged to sacrifice his son as proof of his obedience towards Allah. He intended to do so and almost did. By the will of Allah, however, his son survived. Therefore, he could pass the test in the end. Muslims around the world sacrifice sheep to commemorate that day annually.

What's the moral of this commemoration? What do we sacrifice to show our obedience to Allah? Let's contemplate about it.


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The road less traveled!

Post by Taravat » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:52 pm

Hi

Today, I felt under the weather in the early morning and had this inner conflict whether to go to work or not! Finally, I decided to take a day off even though I've had a lot on my plate! I feel a lot better now. THANK GOD! We humans take everything for granted until we lose them!

I learned a new idiom. That is " To take the road less traveled." Something like "To swim against the stream." Ever heard of that? Are you the type of people who take the risk and take the road less traveled? I'll write about it later!

Catchya


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Happy Eid-e-Ghadir.

Post by Taravat » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:52 pm

Happy Eid-e-Ghadir to all Shia Muslims around the world.
Eid-e-Ghadir is a significant occasion in which we Shia Muslims commemorate the event of Ghadir Khum. In this event, our Prophet Muhammad(PBUH), in the vicinity of a pond called Ghadir-e-Khom, made an announcement in which Imam Ali (PBUH) was announced as his successor by him.
All around my country and the world, Shia Muslims celebrate this occasion to show their eternal love and long-lasting respect towards this supreme Imam.


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The path less traveled (Cont'd).

Post by Taravat » Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:52 pm

Howdy

In one of my previous blogs, I wrote about the idiom “To take the path less traveled” and promised to discuss it later. Here I am to do that.

Before I explain this idiom, however, I would like to write about a coincidence. One of my hobbies is watching cartoons. Not only do cartoons awaken my inner child, but also they help me boost my English skills. Anyhow, I watched a cartoon from one of my most favorite movie companies-Walt Disney- a couple of days ago. The cartoon is named Zootopia, and its plot has some connection with this topic. Odd, huh?

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I recommend that everybody with a living inner child watch and enjoy this as I did.

The story is about a female bunny whose dream is to become a police officer and to make the world a better place. Since no bunny has ever been a police officer, she is gonna run into lots of hassles and difficulties, and she does. In the end, she succeeds to finish a tough mission with the help of a fox.

I found some commonalities in myself and this bunny. One of these commonalities is the urge to go to new places, meet new people, and do new things. I find pleasure in doing new things, or in other words, taking the path less traveled. In contrary, I dislike doing repetitive and routine jobs. That’s probably why I get bored easily with a routine life or job.

Though, we should accept the fact that taking the less-traveled paths has its difficulties too. Only a minority group of people take the risk to step out of their comfort zone in order to face the magic and miracle of life.

Reminded me of a verse from the Bible:
Matthew 7:13-14
"Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few." (ESV)

Have a WONDERFUL weekend.

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I'm not a quitter.

Post by Taravat » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:22 pm

Hi my lovely and lively readers

This is just to announce that I'm still alive and kicking. I've been BUSY a couple of days ago and will presumably be busier in the coming months. Though, these excuses won't prevent me from writing and blogging here. As in my most favorite animation called "The peanuts movie", where my favorite character, Charli Brown, says, " I'm not a QUITTER."


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We should bear in mind that life might get tough sometimes; it won't be this way forever though. Life is the story of ups and downs. All these ups and downs spice it up. Otherwise, we would complain about boredom. Every day we wake up, we should thank God for giving us another chance of living. Isn't it amazing? Now that we are gifted with this chance, we should make it a better one. We can make it even funnier by doing new things every day so that we won't be bored and complaining. Like what? It depends on you and your taste. You can read a book that opens up new doors to you and make you feel you are taking steps in a quite different world. You can visit a new place, watch a cartoon, learn a new language, or even play with a small kid, forgetting all about what adults might think of you. D:

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I've noticed that happiness isn't too far away from us. We might make it complex, but it could be as simple as, say, watering a flower. It could be as simple as stopping to worry about how people perceive us.
Achieving happiness could be so simple. The thing is that we humans make it more complex most of the time.
In the end, I would like to share a poem with my Persian-speaking friends by Molana:
هر لحظه که تسلیمم در کارگه تقدیر
آرامتر از آهو بی باک تر از شیرم
هر لحظه که می کوشم در کار کنم تدبیر
رنج از پی رنج آید زنجیر پی زنجیر
Take it easy and stay happy and fine.


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P.S. I like sunflower fields, and I believe sunflowers are the most lively and beautiful flowers in the world. They are always seeking the sun in order to reach their ultimate beauty, growth, and fruitfulness. Isn't it amazing?

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Muharram.

Post by Taravat » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:38 pm

Muharram isn't merely a simple event or month. Muharram is a significant lesson of thoughts and values. Hope everobody takes it as a lesson in their muornings.

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Taravat has received a permaban!

Post by Mehdiii » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:32 am

Hi
It's a couple of days since Taravat last submitted a blog. You might be wondering why she kept silent.
As far as I know, she tried to log in here and make a new entry a few days ago. But to her surprise, her IP address was banned permanently and she couldnt post or reply on this platform anymore. :-( Too upsetting, huh?
She was terribly upset because she didnt even know why she had received a permaban. She has sent an e-mail to the moderator but hasnt get a reply yet. Though, she is awaiting a reply.

Lets hope she will be back soon.

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We are unkind to ourselves.

Post by Mehdiii » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:39 pm

Kindness is sweet. Kind people give us happiness, confidence, security, closeness, and many different positive vibes. Nowadays, most of us are too obsessed with our affairs and chores, so that we forget we are social creatures and living in groups. We usually don’t care about ourselves and loved ones let alone the people whom we are dealing with. In other words, we are unkind to ourselves too, and this is one of the key reasons for our problems and hassles.

Let's face it...When was the last time we appreciated ourselves for a good job, mark, accomplishment, and whatnot? Do we ever buy ourselves a gift on different occasions? Have we ever given ourselves a pat on our back? What do we usually say to ourselves looking in the mirror? Do we look in the mirror at all?

I asked these questions from some of my friends and most answers were “NO”. It’s disappointing, right? But it's not surprising, I believe. My questions made some of them stop and think. Another friend said that we should be more kind to others than ourselves. A friend cried; And one of my friends made this honest confession, ‘” Not only haven’t I been unkind, but I have also been cruel to myself since my childhood.” And she explained how these cruelties stopped her progressing in her life and work.

Yes…We don’t have to put ourselves last when it comes to receiving kindness. Please don’t get me wrong. It’s quite different from being self-centered, narcissist, or selfish. If we aren’t kind to ourselves, we won’t be kind to others too. A friend of mine is a perfectionist and a strict mum. Her son called her “Bad-tempered” someday, and she was too upset and offended. It doesn’t mean she is a cruel mum. It means that she is strict to herself too.

I myself wanna make a confession here. I’m a perfectionist too, and I expect everyone around me to be like this. Now that I’m aware of this characteristic of mine, I’m trying to change. We are living in a world full of imperfections. Nobody is perfect in this world. We, humans, are fallible and we all deserve a second chance when we make a mistake. Let's be kind to ourselves and make people around us feel comfortable, secure, happy, and confident
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Dr. Wayne Dyer wrote:
When given the choice between being right and being kind, choose kind.

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