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The Only Love Triangle We Want

Pujols Kitchen - Thursday, November 12, 2015

 

Teenage Post #17389 - The only love triangle I want is pizza.

Happy National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day!



Our Days are Happier When

Pujols Kitchen - Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind. World Kindness Week 2015

The Highest Expression of Appreciation According to JFK

Pujols Kitchen - Sunday, November 08, 2015
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” –President John F. Kennedy


Vince Lombardi's Words of Wisdom

Pujols Kitchen - Thursday, November 05, 2015
“The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It’s your mind you have to convince.” –Vince Lombardi


5 Habits to Cultivate Your Happiness

Pujols Kitchen - Wednesday, November 04, 2015


5 Habits to Cultivate Your Happiness

Colder temperatures and shorter days with less sunshine have lots of us feeling down in the dumps but with these five simple habits you’ll have a higher chance of giving yourself a happiness boost.

1.    While it takes self-discipline, taking care of ourselves through regular exercise and a healthy diet (most of the time) are good habits that lead to long-term happiness. As the holidays approach and schedules become increasingly busy. Be sure to get enough sleep and be kind to yourself. Developing good boundaries and balance is key to cultivating happiness.

2.    American families often feel as if they have too many activities, choices and things to do throughout the work week. This causes stress and a decrease in happiness. One way to combat an overbooked schedule is to simplify. Dropping an activity or two in exchange for some down time is not the end of the world. More time for family and friends is a great way to cultivate your happiness.

3.    Part of cultivating happiness can be achieved by practicing non-judgmental awareness of yourself and others.  We’re all doing the best we can with the resources we have in a particular moment. No one wakes up and says, “I think I’ll mess up big time today.” So give yourself and others a break.

4.    Another way to cultivate your happiness is to remember that everyone experiences joys and sorrows. Avoid comparing how you feel on the inside with how someone else looks on the outside. Everyone handles situations differently.

5.    Finally, when you are true to yourself and what you value, you are more likely to live an authentic and meaningful life. Consider what you want in life and the steps you can take to move in that direction.

  

Erma Bombeck's Theory on Housework

Pujols Kitchen - Tuesday, November 03, 2015

 

Happy Housewife’s Day!

We at Pujols Kitchen salute you. Don’t forget to celebrate your favorite domestic engineer.

“My theory on housework is, if the item doesn’t multiply, smell, catch fire or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one else cares. Why should you?” –Erma Bombeck.

Get Your Attitude of Gratitude On

Pujols Kitchen - Tuesday, November 03, 2015


Get Your Attitude of Gratitude On:

Why Being Thankful and Giving Keep Us Happy and Healthy

“Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgivings.” –William Arthur Ward

Happy Thanksgiving! The big day is just weeks away. Whether you’re traveling out of town or hosting the main event, all the planning and to do lists can get some of the most positive people in life feeling stressed out and overwhelmed. Wouldn’t it be nice if the solution to our stress was as simple as feeling thankful for the good things in our lives? Actually, it really is that simple and the key lies in our gratitude.

In his recent research, Robert Emmons, Professor of psychology at the University of California at Davis, found that those who adopted an “attitude of gratitude” as a permanent state of mind experienced many health benefits. The study showed that grateful people were more likely to get regular exercise and eat a healthier diet; have improved mental alertness, cope better with stress and daily challenges, feel more optimistic and happy, have stronger immune systems and maintain a brighter view of the future.

With benefits like these, who wouldn’t want to adopt an attitude of gratitude right away? Integrating the following steps into your daily life can help.

Focus your attention outside yourself. Attitude plays a large role in determining whether or not we feel grateful in spite of life’s challenges. When we are more aware of the positives in our lives we are better equipped to focus our attention outside of ourselves.

Remember what you have. Many assume that the more material possessions someone has the more they will have to be grateful for. But research suggests otherwise. A high percentage of people surveyed in Japan reported low levels of life satisfaction, just like those living in poverty in India did. These findings suggest that it’s not how much we have, but how we feel about what we have that makes the difference.

Record your gratitude in a journal. A great way to give thanks on a daily basis is to record what you’re grateful for in a journal. Of the people Emmons surveyed, those who listed five things they felt grateful for in their daily gratitude journals, also reported greater optimism and fewer health problems.

Look at the positives in situations. Challenging situations can be upsetting but they may not be as bad as we make them out to be. Perception is everything. The next time you find yourself complaining about your life’s hassles, see if you can change your mindset and look at things differently. Instead of getting down about a missed opportunity, consider the fact that you’ll have more time to devote to other priorities.

When you adopt an attitude of gratitude you also become a better giver. More of us are open to giving during the holiday season and spreading joy. This month we’ll be posting lots of ways you can give back in your community and to impoverished families around the globe. That’s what we’re all here for—giving, sharing and lifting each other up. Join Pujols Kitchen in our mission to love and serve others. Together we can spread joy all year through.

The Name Everyone Gives Their Mistakes

Pujols Kitchen - Sunday, November 01, 2015
“Experience is the name everyone gives to his mistakes.” –Oscar Wilde


When Beauty Begins

Pujols Kitchen - Thursday, October 29, 2015

“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” –Coco Chanel


Nothing is Impossible

Pujols Kitchen - Tuesday, October 27, 2015
“Nothing is impossible the word itself says I’m possible.” –Audrey Hepburn



 

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