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9 Questions That Will Help Strengthen Your Relationship

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Dr. Susan Edelman is a psychiatrist and associate professor of sociology at Stanford University who, like many others, believes that communication is the key to a long and stable relationship. What distinguishes her from other experts in this field is her focus on questions and not just any…

Dr. Edelman argues that not every type of conversation and any kind of question contributes to strengthening the relationship because it is not always easy to explore sensitive topics in depth or to find out what our partners think without being perceived as snooping or critical. She, therefore, suggests using the 9 questions below, which will help you get to know your partner in depth and make it easy for them to open up to you. If you use them regularly and adjust the way you relate to the spirit of these questions, you will have a strong relationship in which you can talk about everything and raise important issues without fear.

1. What do you find hard to share with me?
2. What are the five things that you’re happiest for right now?
3. How do you see our relationship?
4. How’s your relationship with your family?
5. What achievement made you feel proud?
6. What is your worst memory?
7. What would you change about yourself?
8. What was the last thing you cried about?
9. What does your perfect day look like?

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Excuses to Cheat On your Diet

It’s Cheat Day: 10 Excuses Every Girl Makes So She Can Cheat On Her Diet

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Starting a diet is easy. For the first seven minutes, you feel wildly confident, motivated by the thought of you in a bikini and the admiring looks you will get.

Precisely 11 minutes later, you are hungry. You worked out, you tell yourself, so that gives you about 300 “free” calories.

You start thinking about food. You look at photos of food on Instagram. Soon, you are using your expert powers of self-persuasion to convince yourself a diet cheat is actually a good thing. It will boost your metabolism! And you’ll get right back on track straight after one little treat.

Woe is you. As all girls know, dieting is hard, boring and, worst of all, it’s often futile.

 

My Favorite?  -keith    “It’s free!”  I love free food (…) and have been to known to eat a day’s worth of food in free samples.

Read on for all 10 —> https://www.elitedaily.com/women/10-excuses-girls-give-cheat-diet/664898

Lincoln July 21 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO PAINT BRIDGES AT UNION PLAZA

The Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to help paint bridges at Union Plaza, 21st and “Q” streets, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday July 21.  Volunteers will meet at the parking lot near the Assurity overlook, north of N. 21st and “Q” streets.

Registration is not required, but volunteers may register in advance by emailing parksvolunteers@lincoln.ne.gov or visiting parks.lincoln.ne.gov/volunteer.  New volunteers are asked to complete the volunteer application form at this site.

Supplies will be provided. Participants should dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes, and wear clothes that they do not mind getting dirty.  If weather causes a postponement, registered participants will be notified of the rain date. The volunteer event is part of the 2018 VIP (Volunteer in Parks) Saturday series. Upcoming events include:

  • August 18, 8 to 11 a.m., location and activity to be determined
  • September 22, 8 to 11 a.m., Bea Richmond Park, pulling weeds and garden maintenance
  • October 27, 9 a.m. to noon, location and activity to be determined

For more information about Lincoln Parks and Recreation, visit parks.lincoln.ne.gov

A Year of Rumi

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BY ANDREW HARVEY

37,664 PEOPLE HAVE TAKEN THIS COURSE

When the great Sufi mystic and poet Jalal-ud-Din Rumi died at sunset in Konya, southern Turkey, on December 17, 1273, he had composed over 3,500 odes, 2,000 quatrains, and a vast spiritual epic called the Mathnawai. Now with A Year of Rumi from acclaimed Rumi scholar Andrew Harvey, you will receive a hand-selected poem from this incredible visionary’s life work every day for the next year (365 poems total.)

Increasingly, Rumi is being recognized as the unique spiritual genius he is, as someone who is fused at the highest level and with the greatest possible intensity the intellect of a Plato, the vision, passion and soul-force of a Christ or Buddha, and the extraordinary literary gifts of a Shakespeare. Rumi is, not only the world’s greatest mystical poet, but also an essential guide to the new planetary spiritual renaissance that is slowly emerging from the ruins of our civilization. He speaks to us from the depths of our own sacred identity, and what he says has the electric eloquence of our innermost truth. No other poet or philosopher has Rumi’s almost frightening intimacy of address, and has conveyed the terror, rapture and wonder of awakening to Divine Love with such fearless and gorgeous courage, such humility and such unflinching clarity.

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Activities sponsored by Wachiska Audubon in July.

  1. Thursday, July 12 – FREE Summer potluck picnic at Spring Creek Prairie at 6:00 p.m. Bring friends, a dish to share, and your own table service. Beverages provided. Short program by staff and prairie tour to follow. Check SCP website for directions, www.springcreekprairie.org or call 402-797-2301.
  2. Saturday, July 14 – FREE Wildflower Walk, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., at Nine-Mile Prairie, a 230 acre native tallgrass prairie in northwest Lincoln.  Call Carole at 402-475-9219 for directions and questions.

Check website at www.WachiskaAudubon.org, call the Wachiska office at 402-486-4846, or email office@WachiskaAudubon.org for details.

June 30 – Lincoln – A FUNDRAISER FOR THE NATURE CENTER

BITES, BIKES, AND BISON, A FUNDRAISER FOR THE NATURE CENTER

The Friends of the Pioneers Park Nature Center invite the public to attend Bites, Bikes, and Bison, a fundraising event at Pioneers Park Nature Center, on June 30th from 9:30 am – 2 pm. Proceeds of this event will benefit the Pioneers Park Nature Center.

Tickets are available online only at LNKnaturecenter.org/bbb. Adults are $15, Friends Members $12/person, kids (18 and under) are free.

“Bites, Bikes, and Bison is a family friendly event benefitting the Nature Center. Events like these raise funds through the Friends which support the Nature Center, allowing us to provide high quality environmental education programing and a free facility for our community to explore the outdoors.” said Andrea Faas, Pioneers Park Nature Center Coordinator.

The event includes bike rides of various lengths, all level of riders are welcome. Participants should bring their own bike and helmet. All rides will depart from and end at the Nature Center. Please arrive by 9:30 am for check-in.

– A four mile flat route, departs at 10:30 am. This route will take participants out along the Prairie Corridor crushed limestone trail on the south edge of the Nature Center. This quick ride will have a water stop at the turn-a-round.
– The eleven mile out-and-back ride departs at 10:15 am. Riders will head out through Pioneers Park along the Bison Trial making their way to White Elm Brewing Co. All participants (21 and older) will receive one free beer at White Elm.
– The 17 mile downtown loop, departs at 10 am and is recommended for more experience riders. The route will take riders along the Bison Trial, Jamaica North Trial and streets bikes routes. Stops include Method Cycle and Craft House where riders will received half off one drink and White Elm Brewing Co (21 and older) to receive one free beer.

Activities and entertainment at the Nature Center for participants included, yoga, yard games and a bison chip toss plus hayrack tours of the bison and prairie. There will be also be a strider course for young children to test their skills on strider bikes (some strider bikes provided or bring your own). All activities included with your ticket purchase.

Food vendors will be open from 11 am – 2 pm. Vendors include Gilded Swine, Dig’N Taco Loco, Pepe’s, Gelato To Go and local beer and cider from the Happy Raven. Please bring cash for purchases from the vendors.

Ride support on the Bison Trail will be provided by Wheelie Good Bike Shop. In addition, Wheelie Good is offering a complimentary chain and cassette check, plus 15% off of an annual service when you show you ticket confirmation email prior to the event.

Bites, Bikes and Bison is sponsored by Express Life Chiropractic, Home Real Estate, JLS Photo, Flagstone Financial Management, Method Cycle and Craft House, Nelnet, New Generation Construction, Union Bank and Trust, Wheelie Good Bike Shop, White Elm Brewing Company, and The Wild Bird Habitat Store.

Tickets are available online only at LNKnaturecenter.org/bbb. Adults are $15, Friends Members $12/person, kids (18 and under) are free.

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