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How To Avoid Panic Attacks – Panic Attacks Free Zone – My Personal Story

I was 30 years old when I experienced my first panic attack! 11 years prior to that, I was badly hurt and was fighting for my life, but when my first panic attack occurred was worse than that! Read my story and see how I managed to avoid panic attacks.

I am currently happily married and have two wonderful children. I am 34 years old and even thought, I was badly hurt 15 years ago, my panic attacks did not start until 4 years ago. The first anxiety attack happened in the morning at work. It was so bad that my co-workers wanted to call 911 because all of a sudden I could not breath, I was shaking, and I was white as a sheet. I did not know what was happening to me. My number one fear was that I was dying.

Later on I realized that it was a mix of situations caused me to start having panic attacks. It was probably partly due to what I have gone through before, but other circumstances caused it as well. The first one was that my father had a mild stroke and since he lives about 5000 miles away, I could not visit him right away. Second, my wife was pregnant and hurt her back in the last month of pregnancy and could not move (literally). For disabled person, it is very hard not to be able to help her. Third, I was going to school at the same time and having to deal with all of that was just too much. And the fourth, the uncertainty of having our first baby, and all the questions new parents deal with. The total distress! It was all building up inside, and I could not talk about it to anyone. My whole family was going through crises and I did not want to put more burdens on them.

So after staying in bed for 4 days thinking it was the end of my life, I finally decided to call the Doctor. My Doctor diagnosed me with Anxiety Attacks He also told me that every third person who comes in to his office, has anxiety attacks. He gave me some medication to calm down.

I did start feeling better right away. But I also started doing more research on what it was and how to heal myself completely. I just wanted to avoid panic attacks, because now I was living in fear that the next one was going to happen any minute! Also, I just could not picture myself being dependent on medication my whole life!

I was also embarrassed that I had this problem. There is nothing we need to feel embarrassed about. It happens. We just need to learn how to deal with anxiety attacks. You see, after the first panic attack, we start living in fear of when the next one is going to happen. That is where the problem is! So during my research I came across a guide …

The Secret of Personal Growth

A full life is a good life. We fill our schedules with commitments and improvement, work and play. We would like all our activities to be fulfilling but even when they are not we tend to keep them anyway. Better a full life than not. We rather pity those who have not yet found a way of filling their minds.

This outlook misses a critical point – if our lives are full, there is no room for anything new.

For the past eleven years, a strip of my garden had been left to itself. It always grows a great crop of nettles and hogweed. Each winter it died back and then repeated the performance each spring.

Right from the beginning of this year I have mowed the area regularly. There are still some nettles to be seen but, amazingly, growing alongside is a new range of plants that were not there before. Simply cutting the growth every few weeks has changed the harvest.

There is a clear analogy here with the general observation on life – 'if you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always got'. For a different exit, change what you do and enjoy what flowers.

If we want to grow beyond where we are now, both personally and professionally, we need to make room.

Think of a forest planted for timber. The saplings are first positioned near each other to encourage them to grow straight. After a period of a few years, the forester carries out thinning when some trees are filled to make room for the others to develop. At interviews during the life of the trees, more thinning will take place to allow the forest to reach full maturity.

If you've traveled in the countryside in the winter, you may have seen a hedge laid in the traditional way. This harsh pruning is the best way to rejuvenate it. Even when an old trunk has been cut off at ground level – just a stump – it will make fresh youthful growth in the spring.

There is an amusing side to this ability of nature. In many areas of waste ground and alongside railway tracks, there are buddleia bushhes – very popular with butterflies. Land owners see the plants as weeds and send men to cut them down. The thing is that the pruning stimulates even more growth!

The recognition that sometimes we need to make room in our lives has spawned a service industry of de-clutterers. They will help you 'prune' your domestic environment, and some offer a similar service for offices.

The scope for pruning goes well beyond our physical environment. For example, we may have goals that have passed their sell-by date. They have been part of our mental landscape for some time and have played their part in shaping our lives up to this point. But now they are a distraction, perhaps even an irritation which we no longer need. We can liberate ourselves by trimming out-dated goals, …

Using ClickBank to Make Money Online

ClickBank has become synonymous with affiliate marketing in the past couple of years. This website offers a valuable service to both those with products who want to sell and those who want to sell but have no product.

As an affiliate, signing up to an affiliate network will make things very easy for you will not need to manage multiple usernames and passwords for each product you promote. You can simply use the linking structure provided to you by the network to link to any product website that you choose. Then, when a sale is made the affiliate network takes care of the payment processing and makes sure that you get paid your responsibilities.

ClickBank is the most easy to use, and highly effective Affiliate networks available. All products are digital in nature and can be immediately delivered over the internet. Although ClickBank is very easy to use and we highly recommend using it, there is a low level of fraud protection provided. Although the refund rates of many products are very small, some people have taken advantage of the guarantee available for all CB products.

Let's look at selling your product through them first. If you have any type of informational product, you can set up an affiliate program through them and have hundreds of vendors selling it for you in no time flat. The setup fee for placing a product on ClickBank is $ 50, but once you have your account set up, you can add as many products as you wish. They charge you a percentage for each product sold through their affiliates.

The advantage to using them as your affiliate program organizer is that you do not have to apply for an expensive merchant account, the website handles all payments. They also organize your affiliates so you can make sure that you pay your vendors on time, and can see at a glance how many people are selling your products.

Also, ClickBank has a pool of about 100,000 affiliates, so you do not have to struggle to attract two or three sellers to your site; they are already there, browsing for new opportunities. It can save the average webmaster a lot of time, as opposed to setting up your own affiliate program by writing your own code and then trying to find people to sell the products.

Now, if you are interested in becoming one of those 100,000 affiliates that ClickBank boasts of, you can sign up for free. Everything on the site is an information product, so you can download them immediately once you pay.

The data base on the ClickBank website is massive, with thousands of products to choose from. Each one has vital information such as the price and the percentage that you, the affiliate will receive. Becoming an affiliate for any of these products is extremely easy; you simply need to plug your ID into the code given for each product! The ID works with any product in the data base and …

90 Day Personal Growth Boot Camp: Day 27 – Three Feet From Gold

Studies show that 5{4917788a0bd7aa7369c2a945027b4fe6c9853cda4150a24fe1255b18ce3083dc} of people reach all their dreams of success, the reason the other 95{4917788a0bd7aa7369c2a945027b4fe6c9853cda4150a24fe1255b18ce3083dc} do not found in the true account of RU Darby.

During the Great Depression Napoleon Hill started a mind revolution with the publication of Think and Grow Rich. Hill was given access to 500 of the richest people in the country, having been mandated to glean their secrets by the richest man in America, Dale Carnegie. Hill opened his book with the story of Darby.

Darby had an uncle who was a gold prospector. Sure he would strike it rich he came up with a plan to mine gold in Colorado. After weeks of searching the uncle found gold, but was unable to move the soil to get to it.

He marked the spot and returned to Maryland where he convinced Darby to help fund the purchase of equipment and the removal of the gold. With new machinery Darby accommodated his uncle back to the spot where he first found the gold. Sure enough they found the treasure and paid off all their debts. However, they had not yet struck it rich, and before their initial celebration was over they could not find any more gold.

They then did what many people do when they hit a wall, they quit. They sold their machinery to a local man and went back to Maryland.

However, the local miner had been looking for such machinery and a lead like Darby offered. But unlike Darby this man hired an engineer to inspect the area where Darby had been digging. The engineer explained that gold ran in veins and Darby had possibly been digging on the wrong side of the vein.

Following the engineer's advice the local miner began to dig and found a huge reserve of gold, only three feet from where Darby had searched.

The story does not end there. Darby found out about the man's discovery. He was devastated. However, he determined to learn from his mistake of giving up. He pushed himself to never give up again and become a wealthy businessman. More than that, he traveled around sharing his own story of how he kept up on his dream just three feet from gold.

He learned as Napoleon Hill would later teach as well, learn to deal with challenges, do not give up when they hit. Instead, expect them to come, and know that when they do come, you are not further from your goal but actually closer than you ever imagined. Why do 95{4917788a0bd7aa7369c2a945027b4fe6c9853cda4150a24fe1255b18ce3083dc} of people not reach their goals? They give up before they reach them.

Do not let setbacks stop you, instead embrace them as a chance to learn and grow. Never quit, you never know just how close to the finish line you really are. Indeed, it might only be three feet in front of you. …

How To Control Bits That Flow In And Out Of Your Personal Computer – Lan Or Wan Environments

The Internet is too big and complicated to monitor activities and since it's mostly an open public ground, organizations and individuals are responsible for their security issues. The question is; are we safe behind anti-virus software? Do we consider what goes on when those LED's on our ADSL modems blink? Or how many of us really check security or system logs on Windows or network devices? I guess not many people do that.

But we do not acknowledge the Internet as something complex and tough. So maybe we can continue assuming it's as easy as it was and keep ourselves secure at the same time. There's a simple way to do that, called "packet filtering" which comes by with most of the network devices having a WAN interface, including ADSL modems. It basically stops all inbound traffic from the Internet unless you allow it specifically, or open a 'path' by sending data via a specific port which is blocked for inbound by default. Take port 80 for example, nobody from google.com can connect to your computer by default, but when you open your browser and point it to http://www.google.com you simply begin a two-way traffic, and this allows inbound data to your PC.
It's a simple and effective way to protect many PCs connected to the Internet. Such that you'll know what can not get into your PC.

On the other hand you can even monitor all of the traffic, inbound and outbound, any protocol and any port connection using an expensive but effective solution called "ISA Server" . You can even block any program or traffic that can be potentially used by a program with it. But this solution mostly is for organizations that have to maintain security for many PCs.

As the conclusion, security is an important topic, and there are many web pages that can give you detailed information on what to use and how to use to maintain secure connections. You can check manufacturers' pages, like Microsoft, Cisco, US Robotics, LinkSys etc. You can also check my web page http://techpilgrim.awardspace.com for a brief entry on that topic.
Until next time, stay secure. …

Make Money Selling Digital Downloads

Contrary to popular notice, selling products online is not that difficult. It is not exactly easy but it is not too daunting too.

There are many things that you can sell. As long as it is software (legal), you can sell it.

Some of the files that you can sell are:

1. Software programs

2. E-books

3. Stock photographs

4. Templates

5. 3D digital models

6. 2D graphic images

Of the list of files above, e-book is the easiest to create. It is also one of the most sell-able. Creating an e-book will not cost you any thing apart from the time and effort. The most common format for e-books is PDF. The best free software for creating PDF ebooks is Open Office. Open Office can easily rival the commercial Microsoft Office in terms of functions and features.

Once you have finished writing the e-book in Open Office, you simply need to export the document as a PDF file. The appeal of e-book lies in the fact that it is easily accessible and does not require physical space when compared to physical books. This reason alone make them quite easy to sell. Many people are after information only and are not so concerned about whether the product is physical or not.

Beside, e-book the other very easy to create product is stock photo images. You will need a good digital camera and an image editing program to create the photos. If you do not want to buy commercial image editing software, you can download free ones. The best free image editor is Gimp.

I can go on rambling, but I think I will stop here.

The bottom line is this: It is not that difficult to create and sell your own digital products. And there is no harm in making some extra recurring incomes from these sales. …

Solar Power Kits For Home – Generate Electricity and Save Money

Solar power and other forms of renewable energy are gaining popularity for a couple of reasons. The first is that traditional ways to heat and light your home are getting more expensive. People are feeling this cost in their wallets and it is motivating them to look for alternatives. Solar power kits and other types of renewable energy systems offer an alternative.

The second reason that these types of systems are becoming popular is because of the environment. A renewable energy system is exactly that. If you use the Sun's energy or wind power, you will not deple it. It will not diminish the more people use it. Indeed, we are wasting the energy that can be gained from using the sun or harnessing the wind everyday that we do not use it. And using these types of systems does not damage the environment and promote global warming as much as burning carbon based fossil fuels.

Solar power kits can take a number of forms but principally they are about providing more heat or more electricity to the home.

You need physical warmth to keep the home warm and habitable. You need heat for water to take a shower or bath. And you need electricity to power many things in your home. You may cook using electricity, you may warm the house using electricity. You almost certainly provide light to the home using electricity.

Solar power kits for the home can provide hot water by passively heating water with thermal solar rays. This water is then passed to the home plumbing system. However, the most common form of solar power kit is the solar panel.

The solar panel is made up of a number of photo voltaic (PV) cells. PV cells turn photons or light energy from the Sun into direct current (DC). The principal behind it is that the photons cause an electron to be displaced in the silicon compound that makes up the PV cell. When the PV cells are linked up, this causes a current to flow. This current can be stored and used to power many common appliances. If it is converted to alternating current (AC), it can be used to power the appliances in the home that we take for granted, like lights, TV, cooker, fridge and many others.

Many people can set up a solar power system or a combination of systems but are always reliant on the Sun. This is one of the drawbacks of solar power and is another reason why it is always recommended to have a contingency plan should the sun not shine or the day is cloudy. Most people have the utility company as their contingency plan but if you really want to take renewable energy to heart you should think about wind power.

Developing a wind generator is easy to do in the suburban home as the natural resource, the wind, is likely to be there to some extent. If you install a solar powered system and a …