portraitSome people are destined, some for good and some for bad, but other people like myself are free radicals; we do not seem to fit anywhere but are needed everywhere. I see destiny all around me and I run at it like one runs at a mirror only to find myself. My obsession with destiny has defined my life, but I will not know what is true until it happens. I have studied all aspect of the Torah for forty years; I have morphed into a Hebrew scholar yet my autism prevents  me for remembering sounds therefore, though I can adroitly read Hebrew, I can not hear Hebrew and my pronunciation sucks.

Sometimes I feel like a cosmic joke but I do not believe I could have gotten where I have arrived nor understood what I have come to know if it had been any other way. God is a Jokerman. It seems like the only constant in my life is Bob Dylan. I live to hear his next record.

I began educating myself by reading classics while serving in the Navy during the Vietnam War. After returning to America in 1965, I hitchhiked 30,000 miles before finding my path five years later when I began my study of Torah. After marrying, I drove a truck in New York and then ran a print shop in Ann Arbor, Michigan. While I began my study of the Torah in Brooklyn, New York, it was not until I moved to Sfat, Israel, the place from where the Cabala originated 500 year ago, that I was able to embrace this secret knowledge.

After returning to America, I became a Tarot card reader and won a First Amendment decision for the right to provide Tarot readings in Woodstock, New York. A few years later, I moved back to my roots in California where I fell ill. Uncertain of the time I had left, I began to write. I called it The Dance of the Pig, a cosmological and historical history of the last 266,455,777 years according to the Cabala. It took three years to write five books but with each book, my condition continued to improve until I was completely restored. Soon after, I made San Francisco my permanent residence to pursue my literary goals.

Living with autism has enabled me to gain an understanding of the mysterious self as well as recognition and insights into other areas, specifically the Cabala. It is my belief that autism is a manifestation of a more spiritual being; a perspective I have begun to explore in my writing.

Check your prospective supplier’s references. Where have they catered? Who have they covered in their previous events? Some photographers specialize in weddings, some don’t. Make sure you choose the one that does have a good wedding portfolio. It is best to check their portfolio in their actual office than online so that you can consult them and ask them questions immediately.

  1. Confirm and Sign Contracts

Once you have chosen your suppliers, sign a contract with them to make sure that everything is in order. If you have to make down payments, do not hesitate to do so. This will legally bound them to actually be there during your wedding day and make them commit to giving you the best service possible. It is never too early to sign a contract with a supplier. The earlier the better! Early booking with wedding photographer Virginia can even mean discounts.

  1. Write your vows

With all the icing taken care of, make your vows from your heart. A vow written in a tissue paper can be unique and romantic but a vow that is kept in your heart and memorized during the wedding day itself is truly one of the greatest gifts you can give your partner. Write it in a piece of paper and try to memorize it. You may have to re-write your vow again and again and again. Spend much time in this. You do not have to write a chapter length of a vow but a short, sweet and sincere vow that can captivate what you want to promise your spouse.

  1. Enjoy the Wedding Day

Last thing to do to make your wedding day perfect is to enjoy the wedding ceremony. Forget about everything else but your partner. Let the caterers, flower arrangers, wedding organizers take care of everything on the day itself. You should be focused on one thing: your spouse to be.

If you think that having a perfect wedding day is easy, it actually isn’t. Even with a wedding planner or even if you think you have planned things ahead of time, you can never be too sure if things are going to turn out just the way you planned them. So, plan ahead and expect the greatest day of your life unfold right in front of you.

If you plan to have a stress free wedding preparation, a wedding planner is the perfect option but of course you will still have to meet with him or her every once in a while. Having a wedding planner lessens your preparation time for the wedding. You may get some inexpensive wedding gifts too. It will cost a little bit more but it certainly is worth the expense.

Congratulations on your wedding and best wishes! The perfect wedding day is just around the corner and you have total control as to how to make it perfect.

Since the days of cavemen writing on stones, the world has loved reading the printed word. All it takes is a glance throughout history and you will see that every culture, every generation, and through all walks of life there have been people who would write about the world around them. It is a trend that we all have experienced to some extent. However, the things we are reading now, exceed every possible idea that those before us may have had and it is all due to the internet and increasing technology.

NatGeoHow the Internet Changed Reading

Most people still remember waiting for the day that their most favorite magazine would be put into the grocery store every month. They remember waiting daily to get their newspapers delivered so that they could keep up with what was going on in the world around them. However, now we have other ways to read the same content and we do owe it to technology.

People no longer have to rush to the store to get their favorite magazines. You simply download it to your favorite digital reading device. Newspapers are still printed, but most people leave them in the newspaper stands because they can read more through their home computers, smart phones, or tablets. Businesses send out less fliers per year and opt to target certain people with advertising that is specific to their desires. We owe it to the digital media that we have available today. It simply makes reading more exciting.

The Rise of Digital Media 

Digital media content has allowed writers to write and publish their work online. Their writing can include graphics, videos, and more. These things excite the reader and add more to the content that is available. It gives all readers a chance to feel more regarding the articles or stories that they may be reading.

It has also brought to life the Kawaii Emoticons that everyone loves. These simple graphics give more emotion to the typed word. They allow the writer to give a visual clue as to how they feel while writing. For instance, if the topic they are writing about making them sad, they may put in a teary emoticon to express their feelings. If the author is joking with his readers, he may be able to put funny emoticons at the end of his comment. This smiley may be a static face that does not move or it could be an animated smiley that depicts him busting out in laughter. Either way, his target audience will get a clear idea of what the writer is trying to express. If you still are confused about these characters check out a site like http://kawaiiemoticons.com to get an idea of just how far these emoticons have come.


Where Will the Future of Digital Media Take Us?

It is difficult to determine at this time, where the future of digital media will take us. We already have tablets that can be used on an arm and TVs that double as tablets. The internet and the world are at our fingertips. Wherever digital media takes us, it will be something that is beyond what we can picture in our minds today.

Finding the age-appropriate clothes can be tough. Nearly 50% of women experience difficulties in looking for perfect clothes to match their age and personality. Nevertheless, there are still those who wear their own personal style with ease and confidence. And the most challenging part is on how to trim off those unsightly fat curves as one age.

Healthy diet, exercise programs, weight-loss shakes, diet pills, there’s so much more that the market can offer. Sometimes, it’s so frustrating to wait endlessly for results. Nothing seems to work like magic. After all, you’ve accumulated those fats in years. It doesn’t go away overnight unless you submit yourself to cosmetic surgery. In fact, even surgeries don’t work on removing unsightly fats that really soon. Most often than not, we are less diligent and impatient to do the weight-loss stuff. So, while working on the best program, take note of these fun-to-know fashion secrets to cover up fats and look thinner.

Hook up with the Body Shapers and Slimmer

Do you want something that really works in an instant? The bodysuit shapers can do the trick. There are vast choices of body shapers such as full body suit, high waist panties, leg shapers, slip shape wear, tummy shaper and high waist long leg style. Body shapers were used in the early 1800s in a form of corsets – although, corsets do exist today. The first body shapers have laces, cords and hooks. But these days, the designs are more sophisticated with the most comfortable fabric aimed towards ease and convenience.

With compression technique, the body shapers enhance the body doing its work on thighs, waist or the abdominal portion. Pick the right piece which offer slenderizing effect enhancing your overall shape. If you want to start your own fashion blog, make sure you look good. Bodysuit shapers define your waist, butt and thighs evenly distributing the bulges. Indeed, it gives a very promising result to shave off inches of fats in an instant.

Fitness and Style: Know your Body Built

No similar clothes work the same. Yes, because logically, individuals differ in symmetrical proportion. The secret is looking into your body built and applying harmony and balance by choosing the right clothes.

Bulky Upper extremities: You look pretty gorgeous with that 38 cap C boobies yet you don’t own the best bumpy butt. In this case, you need to invest in choosing good brassieres. Try not to wear skinny jeans or hug-fitting pants which will make your legs look lean. Pick dark colored tops with light skirts. You may like to go for shirts that may emphasize your bust hugging towards the waist line paired with A-line skirt that falls an inch below the knee.

Large Bumps: Imagine an avocado fruit. Are you a woman with large bumps that do not really match with your bust line? Why don’t you try butt and thigh trimmers? Avoid wearing long sweaters over hug-fitting jeans since it would make you look short. Pick a ¾ length coat instead in order to bring balance. An A-line skirt also suits this kind of body shape.

The Belly Bottoms: Almost majority’s problem. Accumulating fats near the belly is certainly annoying. If you love to try the trendy skinny jeans, think again. It would push the lump on your tummy making it even larger. Stay away from fitting shirts as well but don’t use very loose shirts either. Go for high rise jeans to balance the bulk at the middle fitting fairly well with the crotch. Just make sure that you are comfortable.

Doesn’t it always seem like however you start your day out determines how the rest of the day goes? For example, if you oversleep in the morning making you late for work that just sets the mood for how the rest of the day is going to go. They say that is because the negative energy you put off from the get-go is sent out into the universe and that is what is attracted to you for the rest of the day. If you have read the book or watched the movie, The Secret, then you already know what I’m talking about: the Law of Attraction. Some people think this notion is silly, however, I feel like it makes perfect sense. If you are already angry or upset, chances are you aren’t going to be so friendly to those you encounter throughout the day which means you are more likely to be treated negatively in return. If you woke up and found a $20 bill in your pocket, you are likely to be in a cheerful state, therefore sending positive vibes and a happy demeanor to those around you. In return, you will likely have more positive encounters throughout the day. Smiling is contagious after all, right?

If this theory is true and you are in control of whether each day is going to be a good one or a bad one, why not make them all good ones? If you start each day out right with a positive attitude and you continue to send positive energy out into the universe, maybe every day can be a great one. Check out some of the following tips for starting every day out on the right foot, or waking up on the “right” side of the bed:

  • •Prepare for each day the evening before: pick out your clothes, iron them, pack your lunch, etc.
  • •Set your alarm to go off early and allow yourself time to snooze. For me there is nothing worse than oversleeping and having to jump out of bed and rush to get ready. Allow yourself time to stay in bed a little longer if you need those extra few minutes. You might also consider setting a back up alarm on a battery operated device for those unfortunate times when the power goes out in the middle of the night.
  • •Tack on an extra 15 minutes of “getting ready” time just in case something in your morning goes awry – you spill coffee on your shirt and have to change, you forgot to iron a certain blouse, or forgot to pack your lunch the night before. This will help to keep you on-time for work.
  • •Set your alarm to one of your favorite songs, particularly a cheerful song. Waking up to Natasha Bedingfield’s Pocket Full of Sunshine is likely to put you in a better mood than the world’s loudest and most annoying alarm tone.
  • •Shower in the morning. This is something I never used to do but I have found it to work wonders. I always preferred to shower at night and use those few extra minutes to sleep in longer in the mornings; however, taking a hot shower in the morning is really the best cup of coffee. It helps to wake you up and feel refreshed, ready to take on the day.
  • •Invest in a shower radio. Blaring some of your favorite jams or listening your favorite talk show in the mornings while you get ready will also help to wake you up and leave you with a positive attitude.
  • •Eat a little something for breakfast. You never know what the day ahead of you will behold. You might be slammed with work and have to skip your lunch and having an empty stomach can turn any great day into a bad one. Get a little something in your tummy while you have time and before you head out for the day. This will also give you that boost of fuel to get your day going.
  • •Exercise in the morning. This is one of the hardest things to do for most people, but this might be the very best thing you can do for yourself. “Exercising releases endorphins – endorphins make you happy”. This might be a line you’ve heard from Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde, but it is actually 100% true. Exercise does release chemicals in your body that boost positive feelings, which is why exercise is a great treatment in the fight against depression. Starting your day off with a workout will not only wake you up and start your day with a positive outlook, but it will also make you feel accomplished first thing which will likely motivate you to tackle the rest of the day’s tasks ahead.

These are just a few examples of ways to ensure you start your day on a positive note that will likely carry with you through the rest of the day. Even in the event that you do wake up on the “wrong” side of the bed, or oversleep, don’t let those emotions bring you down and ruin the rest of your day. Focus on changing your attitude for the better and tell yourself that you can overcome that one thing and still have a great day. After all, the Law of Attraction leaves the control in your hands. It’s up to you to change how you feel.