AcharyaCenter.com - How To Guides, Tips and Resources

Giving Can Overcome Language Differences

0 like 0 dislike
105 views
in Travel by SnailMail
I recently had to take a trip to Germany. It has been more than ten years since making my last international trip. I now have a renewed sympathy for non-English speaking visitors and residents in the United States.

I didn't have it as bad as it could have been. Many of the businesses that I visited spoke English as a second language. What amazed me was how patient and helpful those that couldn't speak English were to me. I was able to go where I wanted and get what I needed with relative ease. It didn't matter if we spoke different languages because we worked out other ways to communicate. Contrast that to some experiences I have witnessed in the United States. I have watched non-English speaking people intentionally ignored or dealt with without any patience. I have also heard people say they shouldn't be in the United States if they can't speak English.

Do you want to make the world a better place by doing even little things? My recent trip to Germany was proof that you don't have to speak the same language to help others. The next time you see someone that may be visiting from another country, go out of your way to smile and greet him or her. Spend time finding a way to help them if they appear to need something. I am confident you will make their day better and yours as well.

Please log in or register to reply to this post.

Related posts

0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 129 views
Learning How To Overcome Your Obsessive And Fearful Thoughts

It can be tough for people with OCD to have to experience obsessive thoughts that are intrusive, scary, and difficult to manage. As a result, here is a short list of techniques that a person can use to help manage their obsessive and fearful thoughts. The first thing a person must do is not to dwell or focus ... many ways to deal with these kinds of thoughts. There are ways to deal with your obsessive thoughts and with the proper treatment, you can live a productive life.

in Health by Knighttime
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 295 views
How To Overcome The Fear Of Failure?

Some people will have to deal with managing the failure of failure during their lifetime. They are so afraid of failing or not making it that they become very anxious. Here are some steps on how to manage the fear of failure in your life. It is best to have at least have tried than not to try at all. Do you want ... a struggle for some people, however the worst part is not to at least try. You don't want to go through life wondering whether you could have made it or not.

in Health by FatKomodoDragon
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 110 views
What it is to be a volunteer?

One of the oldest adages known to mankind is from both the Golden Rule and the Christian Bible: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." "It is better to give than receive." In today's society, those sentiments all too often get shoved aside to pave the way for personal ambition, financial ... picture. Instead of spending money and energy into doing something for someone that they may not like or appreciate, just give of yourself. That's the only priceless gift.

in Family by GrizzlyFlash
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 114 views
best way to load a moving truck?

When families pack up their belongings and venture to another city to start a new life, they almost always use a moving truck. Loading these moving trucks is not as easy as tossing your belongings into the back. In fact, there are ways to properly and efficiently load a moving truck. You have to follow certain safety ... s loading capacity. Make sure to secure your loads firmly, pack the truck properly, and you will be sure to drive smoothly and safely even on rough roads.

in Family by FlamboyantChomper
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 392 views
5 PROVEN Tips To Help You Wipeout Your Depression So You Can Live A Happy Life

Are you lonely? Did you know that being lonely is a normal part of our everyday lives. Lets face it, we've all been there. We get depressed when we fail in our exams, when we're rejected by the person we love, or when someone very close to us passes away. That's just part of life. But, depression, however, can be ... system and fend off illnesses. Best of all, you'll live a more secured and happy life. Now go give those 5 Tips a try and see how they pan out for you.

in Health by Dingopher
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 320 views
What Innovation Can Do to Your Life

It's a talent that everyone has, yet they think they don't. The power of innovation. If you've ever marvelled at somebody's creative prowess, guess what, you can create and innovate too. It just takes time. Everyone is born creative. The box of crayons in kindergarten were not limited to those who possessed ... in mind that you're doing these things for your own satisfaction and not anybody else's. But soon enough they will notice, and everything should snowball from there.

in Health by MagicalCyborg
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 125 views
"Life With Woody" 10 inspirational quotes than can improve yourself

It might take a little coffee or probably a few rounds of beer or any other booze you could get your hands on when it comes to relaxing after a hard day's work. Well, yeah I'm guilty about that one as well, unless I'm caught dead wearing a lampshade over my head after a few rounds of vodka half-naked! Okay, bad ... go by however, whenever, and wherever we may be. 10. "The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don't have."

image
in Health by Madept
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 111 views
How Can I Find Time For Myself During My Busy Day?

Life is hectic. Face it. It seems like, if we're not actively doing something, then we're on our way to the next thing. There is laundry to do, dinner to prepare, work piling up on your desk and you're already late for your son's soccer practice. How in the world are you supposed to find time for yourself? ... some time for yourself, put it to good use. Take a hot bath, read a good book, or give yourself a facial. Relax before diving back into your hectic everyday life.

in Health by AmazingKitty
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 132 views
15 Ways Average Person Can Overcome Increasing And Overwhelming Debt

Before sharing these recommendations, I suggest that you have a way of tracking your expenses. This will give you a clear picture of what you spend daily, weekly and/or monthly and aid you in reducing expenses where needed. 1) Accept the fact you are in debt and forgive yourself. If you are in denial, you are more ... money. ** There has to be some structure during these difficult economical times. However, these times do not have to be so hard that you cannot enjoy life.

in Finance by Wallaby
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 377 views
The Essence of Freedom

Life is too hard and too risky in the eyes of many. By contrast, others are such proponents of a virile existence, demanding great courage and giving great pride, that they are ready to leave the coziness of their home to scale Mount Everest and breast the elements for the sheer joy of conquering the summit. Whatever ... not as an excuse to throw in the towel. This is a recipe for a worthy success. They discipline and surpass themselves, and thus proudly turn things around.

in Health by Emufasa
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 380 views
Holiday Stress? Take Care of You!

The holidays usually provoke pleasant feelings and happy times. Unfortunately, they can often also be a major source of stress. It is very easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of shopping, decorating, baking, parties, and visiting with family and friends. There is so much going on around us and so many obligations ... . Following these tips is sure to enhance your holiday spirit, and lessen your stress. Lighten up and enjoy yourself this holiday season. You deserve it!

in Health by Sassassin
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 494 views
Life is About Choices and the Decisions We Make

Life is like a road. There are long and short roads; smooth and rocky roads; crooked and straight paths. In our life many roads would come our way as we journey through life. There are roads that lead to a life of single blessedness, marriage, and religious vocation. There are also roads that lead to fame and ... can tell. But do not regret it whatever the outcome. Instead, learn from it and remember that you always have the chance to make better decisions in the future.

in Health by FatKomodoDragon
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 396 views
The Powers of a Positive Attitude

I am going to ask you to something very weird right now. First of all, I want you to listen to your thoughts. Now tell me, what thoughts fill your head? Would you label them as positive, or negative? Now let's say you are walking down the street with these thoughts. Do you think anyone who would meet you would ... stress coping mechanism, and has a very positive effect on all the people you meet every day. So, what's not to like about a positive attitude? Adopt one today.

image
in Health by GreedyPig
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 363 views
MOTIVATION, THE HEART OF SELF IMPROVEMENT

Pain may sometimes be the reason why people change. Getting flunked grades make us realize that we need to study. Debts remind us of our inability to look for a source of income. Being humiliated gives us the push' to speak up and fight for ourselves to save our face from the next embarrassments. It may be a bitter experience, a ... or talks like you. Value your life and existence, because you're just going to spend it once. Z - Zero in on your dreams and go for it!!!

in Health by LoyalChief
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 243 views
Acknowledge Your Depression

Depression is an illness and needs to be acknowledged as such. It is not a reason to be ashamed. The reason so many people fail to seek help for their depression is that they are ashamed. Unfortunately, this is one of the feelings associated with depression anyway and makes the illness difficult to acknowledge. If you are ... thinks of you the way you think they do. Talk to someone. Seek and accept help and you will find that there is a different way of seeing life.

in Health by BumblingBee
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 357 views
5 Ways To Effectively Treat Minor Depression

$ Consider adopting a pet. Studies have shown that individuals who own pets, including cats or dogs, live a happier and healthier life. The reason is because pets provide companionship and unconditional love, which is one of the reasons that they may help to eliminate minor cases of depression and/or stress. ... who notices the symptoms of depression, or believe that they may have a problem, should consult a physician for a proper diagnosis and/or treatment recommendation.

in Health by Herogue
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 340 views
Impossible is Just a Word

Everyone, at some point of his or her life, has dreamed of being somebody special, somebody big. Who hasn't fantasized about being the one who hits the game-winning homer? Who hasn't dreamed of being the homecoming queen? And how many times have we dreamed of being rich, or successful, or happy with our relationships? ... to attain those dreams. As you step up the ladder of progress, you will just about find out that the impossible has just become a little bit more possible.

in Health by PlaySeal
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 468 views
The Road to Intuition

Have you had that experience when all of a sudden you just had this huge hunch that something is about to happen, and to your surprise, that intuition was eventually translated to reality? When you feel strongly about something without logical basis to it, that's called intuition. It comes in three impressions: ... of lives have been saved by intuition alone. Decisions are easier done if armed by this gift. Develop intuition now and reap benefits you have never imagined.

in Health by ForceSoldier
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 506 views
Why Coaching is the Way to Go in Team Management

When you hear the word coach , what comes first into your mind? Do you picture a basketball team with a man/woman shouting out directions? Or perhaps a football team with a man/woman pacing to and fro and calling out the names of the players? Coaching is no longer reserved to sports teams; it is ... on each individual, and on the whole team. Moreover, that the responsibilities are greater since while you are coaching members, you are also developing future coaches as well.

in Health by UncleRhino
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 302 views
BUILD YOUR SELF ESTEEM, A STARTER GUIDE TO SELF IMPROVEMENT

So how do you stay calm, composed and maintain self esteem in a tough environment? Here are some tips you may to consider as a starter guide to self improvement. Imagine yourself as a Dart Board. Everything and everyone else around you may become Dart Pins, at one point or another. These dart pins will ... and happy. Be appreciative. Never miss an opportunity to compliment. A positive way of living will help you build self esteem, your starter guide to self improvement.

in Health by HairySeahorse
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 154 views
Happy as You Want to Be

Almost everyone have heard the hit single 'Don't Worry, Be Happy' by Bobby McFerrin. The song has a very catchy way of conveying its message of being happy to everyone. Bobby Mcferiin's simple message surely made a lot of people by telling them not to worry. Living a happy, resilient and optimistic life is wonderful, and is ... to be happy. And always remember the quote from Abraham Lincoln, he says that, "Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."

in Health by HarshThunder
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 410 views
"Who's the Boss?" 10 ways to start taking control (time management, goal setting, record tracking)

At first glance, it would seem that positive thinking and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) have nothing to do with one another. But many of us with ADD develop negative thinking patterns because we become frustrated by our challenges and frequent feelings of being overwhelmed. This negative outlook then makes it even harder for us ... problems. Sometimes it takes a bit of courage to admit that we're turning to be workaholics than tell ourselves that we're not doing our best.

in Health by Knighthawk
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 346 views
10 Steps to Asthma Self Help

Managing asthma is not something your doctor can do for you all by himself. Asthma self help is an important part of treating and managing your condition so that it doesn't take over your entire life. Your doctor may prescribe both daily medication and medication to take in case of an acute asthma episode, but ... bedroom to minimize your exposure to dander. 10. Be aware of any food or ingested allergies, and avoid foods, medications and drinks that cause allergic reactions.

image
in Health by Amigod
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 122 views
7 Beauty Tips for Looking Younger

Ever since Eve took that first bite of the apple, the human race has been obessed with beauty. The truth is we begin the aging process just as soon as we pop out of the womb. Every day of our lives our bodies slough off and regenerate new cells. The speed at which that process takes place when we are children is ... , until someone comes up with the true Fountain of Youth we are stuck with what we have. Just remember that getting older doesn't have to mean getting old.

image
in Health by Prepatriarch
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 282 views
7 Important Tips for Yoga Success

Yoga has been proven to relieve stress by using exercises that unify the mind, body, and spirit. If you are new to yoga, these seven tips will start you on the road to a more centered life. 1. Talk to your doctor and explain what type of yoga poses you intend to practice. Show your doctor pictures of the ... the poses or enjoy yourself during the relaxation or meditation exercises. Now it's time to grab your mat and a towel and get the most out of your yoga exercises.

image
in Health by Knightmare
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 285 views
How To Unleash All Your Leadership Potential

There is a steady flow of information in the form of books, articles, white papers and training all in the context of [ "what is leadership" or "how to develop a leader"]?. In this issue, I will avoid those two questions and write about two others that I believe might be on the minds of a lot you readers and they are: ... Heart of A Leader" had to say about good leaders; "If you want to know why your people are not performing well, step up to the mirror and take a peek."

image
in Business by VirtualAssassin
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 127 views
5 Snoring Treatment Tips

If like me you sound like a bear growling a cave when your asleep, then you will no that snoring has a big impact on life. Regardless of the health issues (which are significant), snoring can play havoc with your relationship. If you are at you wits end with being woken up every hour either to the ... years. SNORING TREATMENT TIP 5 I've saved the best until last. Exercising the muscles in your throat, tongue and doing breathing exercises can completely cure your snoring.

image
in Health by GraveGrass
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 187 views
10 Feng Shui Tips for a Better Life

Ever walked into a house that felt like home? Ever reminisced about the best year of your life, and wondered why everything came together for you? It could be Feng Shui. Simply put, Feng Shui is about creating a harmonious environment. It's the ancient Chinese Science and Art of placement, intended to improve our health ... , this is just the tip of the iceberg. Just a few little changes can make the world of difference. But most solutions are specific to the individual.

image
in Health by DopeyPotato
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 148 views
6 Powerful Tips to a Better Sleep

Many Americans are having difficulties falling asleep at night. Instead of sleeping and dreaming they roll around in their beds trying to fall asleep. The result usually is people not rested enough in the morning and tired all day. This results in stress and less performance on the job or at home. We have developed a list ... will make things even worse. Losing the feeling for time by not seeing the actual and how long you have been awake has shown to improve healthy sleep.

image
in Health by SilentTrooper
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 122 views
4 Tips For Smoking Cessation

Tip 1: Rise above the cravings Imagine the cigarettes as crutches. You've always had these crutches to lean on and soon, it becomes impossible to walk without them. The important thing to learn is that as soon as you walk on your feet again, they'll quickly regain strength. It may be a little known fact, ... juice. This is critical because the body will be going through changes expelling all the accumulated poisons. The fruit will aid this process in many ways. Good luck!

in Health by FrighteningTwinkles
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 163 views
20 Tips For A Great Night's Sleep

Getting a good night's sleep helps us to be happier, more productive people, so here's some tips to help you get a good night's sleep: 1. Avoid drinking tea or coffee late at night 2. Stop smoking - nicotine is a stimulant and so can make it difficult to get to sleep and stay asleep 3. Go to ... 20. Sleep problems can be a sign of an underlying medical condition (e.g. thyroid problems or depression), so get this checked out with a suitably qualified health professional.

in Health by ForceSoldier
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 134 views
Six Easy Ways To Cope With Burnout

Have you ever been hopeless, powerless, cynical, and unsuccessful at work? Having such feelings means you are experiencing burnout. Burnout is physical or emotional exhaustion, especially because of long-term stress. It can happen when your body and mind get so much stress from working too hard, feeling unappreciated and ... your strengths and weaknesses can help you learn better ways to deal with day-to-day stress. Your can avoid stress once you recognize the cause.

image
in Health by UncleRhino
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 277 views
Five Thoughts About Effective Communication

Communicating effectively can sometimes be difficult to do. So here are some thoughts, based on borrowed wisdom, on how to communicate clearly - and make a better connection with the other person too. To get your ideas across use small words, big ideas, and short sentences. ~ John Henry Patterson Keep it ... speak, but their echoes are truly endless." ~ Mother Teresa Be nice! Acknowledge someone's efforts and achievements, praise them, pay them a sincere compliment.

in Health by Octopuppy
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 105 views
Creativity And The Jack Of All Trades

You may be familiar with the saying, "Jack of all trades and master of none." Well, I say, "Hooey." That's right. In fact, let me say it again. "Hooey." It is perfectly possible to be a multipassionate person and do several things well. Many, even. I'm a writer, a mother, a photographer, a ... on the bed instead?" And sometimes the creativity is just in remembering that these are people, things and situations you love and want to enjoy, and then going and enjoying them.

in Health by LovableStorm
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 128 views
2 Secrets To A Better Future

Stop for just a second, take a look around you and ask yourself if this is the quality of life you were hoping for. If you answered No , then my question to you is why not? What are you doing to change your life? Most people who have been asked what they've done to change their lives say it's no ... a chance, and as William Durant, the founder of General Motors said Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it.

in Health by Cybora
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 135 views
Discover The Link Between Snoring And Smoking

Most people understand all the potential health hazards associated with smoking. But aside from the commonly known things like cancer, it can also contribute to a snoring problem. Smokers have a high likelihood of being snorers as well. Smoking causes swelling in the tissue of the nose and throat, as well as damaging ... your health and your body, it can lead to snoring problems which can ultimately lead to drowsiness, irritability and stress (in both you and your family).

image
in Health by AfternoonFay
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 95 views
Personality - Do You Test Your Limits?

Are you a normal person or you normally test your limits? Let me explain what I am saying. Many of us love extreme actions and test ourselves to the extreme whenever the opportunity arises. For example, if there is a stunt event in the town, such people will go and watch it and then try the same stunt ... at this as violation of human right, because the child can suffer irreparable damage to his bones and kidneys, this example tells about how such people test the limits.

in Health by AwfulSoul
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 121 views
A Guide To Self Improvement Techniques

An ordered life is one of the most assured methods of self-improvement. The saying tidy desk - tidy mind is also certainly true but only a small part of it. It is important that you order your life in such a manner that allows you to do everything you need to, when you need to do it. You should ... or group of friends would combine exercise with interaction and be perfect. Your friends may turn out to be the extra motivation you require in the event of difficult times.

in Health by Slayerk
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 108 views
Personality - Easy Ways To Improve It

Personality cannot be quantified. Personality can be perceived. Why we are delighted to hear somebody is beyond any scientific explanation. Similarly, why we love seeing some body walk is beyond any science. Personality is a mix of traits that gives a whole impression that can be either attractive or disturbing. How to ... Can you make your voice sound inviting and attractive? Small additions and changes will slowly make big changes in your personality and make you a star.

in Health by Catnip
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 269 views
Quiz- Do You Believe That You Are Unique?

Do you know that you are a unique person? Do you believe that? Or you think that you are one of the billions in the world? Do you appreciate your unique qualities? Do you know about your true potential? Let us quiz and find out. Quiz- do you know that you are unique? All of us are unique. No face is ... ? Please revise your goals. Make them realistic but raise the bar high. Unless we extract our full potential to reach high goals, how shall we achieve great feats in life?

in Health by HistoryGuy
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 108 views
Test Your Ability To Handle Crisis

Who has not faced a crisis in his/her life? All of us do? The difference is in our response. Our response defines and decides our ultimate success in a crisis. Let us look at this Calm - Some of us are very calm during a crisis. They will not easily show their emotions. Their mind might be under turmoil but ... not count all the losses and try to recover what is left. Why not plan for future and go ahead accepting the losses cheerfully? These qualities make a winner in life.

in Health by Monkeyno
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 127 views
5 Tips For Balancing Work And Home

Most people understand how difficult it can be to balance their work and home lives once they get married and have children. Somehow it seems that work life or home life is always encroaching on the other and causing problems at work, at home, and many times both. However the following five tips are great options to help with ... work and home. It might be difficult, but if you have it planned out and follow the plan you will be surprised how easy you can find a balance.

image
in Health by GrizzlyFlash
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 173 views
10 ways to empower your communication

The Blarney Stone is a historical stone, or actually part of the Blarney Castle in Ireland where it was believed that kissing the stone can grant you the gift of gab. Yeah, it seems strange in this day and age, but who are we to question tradition? It's not like I'm saying that Santa Claus doesn't ... when it comes to public or private speaking and it never hurts to be with people to listen how they make conversations and meetings far more enjoyable as well as educational.

in Health by Sumogre
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 131 views
DEALING WITH OTHERS

In all application of magnetism to persons, you are urged to remember that your very first goal, always and preeminently, is an agreeable feeling within their minds. You should never try to induce a person to act your way until you have thoroughly established in him a good feeling toward yourself. This is the ... are now ready for the great assumption-principle of magnetism in applied life. Think of every goal as already reached, of every undertaking as already achieved.

in Health by AwfulSlingshot
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 132 views
ACQUIRE POWER THROUGH SELF DEVELOPMENT

It is the natural right of every human being to be happy to escape all the miseries of life. Happiness is the normal condition, as natural as the landscapes and the seasons. It is unnatural to suffer and it is only because of our ignorance that we do suffer. Happiness is the product of wisdom. To attain ... acquirement of facts that men become wise and great. It is by developing the soul from within until it illuminates the brain with that flood of light called genius.

in Health by FoolishJaguar
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 165 views
A Quick Look at Depression and Teen Suicide

An alarming truth: teen girls and boys are both at risk for suicide. Though many do not recognize suicide as a serious threat to a teenager's well being, teen suicide is a major cause of death among American teenagers. According to the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH), about eight out of every 100,000 ... not take the life out of a teenager. With proper help and guidance, young people with problems can recover and find pleasure, energy, and hope again.

image
in Health by GardenParrot
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 207 views
How To Increase Self Confidence

Are you looking into ways to help you to gain more confidence? Have you a lack of self-belief? Do you think that you are a weak person? Would you like to be more care-free person? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, this article may well be worth a read. I am going to write about how people can go about ... not to go back to the way I used to think and live. I do stress at times but quickly attempt to snap out of it by thinking in a more positive way.

image
in Health by Catnip
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 126 views
7 Ways To Stay Motivated

You know what it's like. You set yourself a goal, something you want to achieve. You are excited and ready to take on the world, and then a few months later you can't even be bothered to spend 10 minutes working towards achieving it. Well welcome to being human! It is so easy to go from excitement to ... in staying motivated but a combination of many, finding the combination that is right for you will change from goal to goal and will be an ongoing (fun filled) exploration.

in Health by DopeyPotato
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 99 views
Do you love yourself?

Compassion, sympathy, love, care, are all words that we value very much. We wish to be all these to others. Love others. Be compassionate to others. Care for others and be sympathetic to others. Why not to ourselves? Why don't we show more compassion to ourselves? This sounds strange but this is true. We treat ... treat yourselves gently to be little more calm and peaceful. Begin loving yourself like your mother used to do when you were a small baby. You need it at times.

image
in Health by ShowDolphin
Connect with us:
...