10 Habits of Highly Empowered Women

In some culture and countries, women are not given the freedom to follow their own pursuits. We commonly hear of women being treated as second-class citizens and not given the same opportunities that men have, such as the right to education, pursue a career or vote. However, there are also cultures that allow women to take their own pursuits and encourage them to be empowered.

Generally, empowered women are women who excel in their chosen fields. They excel as a mother, teacher, engineer and even a leader. You will know that a woman is empowered by these 10 signs:
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What Does It Mean To Be an Empowered Woman?

We often hear about woman empowerment and an empowered woman. And more often, they are associated with power. People have the common notion that an empowered woman is someone who is on top of her field or career or who is ahead of her pack. But this is only partly true. There is more to being empowered than power, prestige or position.

An empowered woman is a leader, innovator, role model and achiever. But she is not only present in the political or career arena. She can be a mother or someone who has a noble profession but has a dedicated life. To understand what an empowered woman really is, it would be good to understand why there is such as phrase.

In some societies, women are viewed as second-class citizens. They are not given the right to vote and to express themselves in public. More often, in these societies, they don’t get equal rights in education, jobs and other opportunities. They can also hardly pursue something they really want to. But some women like to live a different way of life. That is when women start to pursue empowerment.
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Lionhead Rabbits, Quite Lovely Pets

If women were to keep rabbits as pets, the Lionhead Bunnies will always rank high among the many bunny breeds, as the rabbit of choice. Lionhead rabbits are of the newer breeds of rabbits here in the USA and by golly do they look stunning. And as the name implies, they do look like miniature lions with their flamboyant crop of mane and fully developed muzzle, which definitely will enchant anyone who had the luck to chance upon any of them. But as with any pets that we might have, care should always be given to all aspects of having them. Here are some of the basics of owning one.

Choosing the best Lionhead Bunny for you

You might act unthinkingly and get the first Lionhead that you see, as they really are that gorgeous. But you really have to keep yourself in check in order to get the best bunny that is perfectly suited for you. As with any other animal pets, some may be a little wild for your tastes while others have temperaments, which may not be bad per se, but might not eventually be a match to you in the end. So care should be taken on first finding a reputable breeder that has a good track record in caring for Lionheads, and from there you can proceed to choose your bunny.

Choosing the right rabbit entails just a couple of things. First check its medical history and whatever shots it has already received, next determine the age if it is to your liking as well as its physical traits. Then handle the bunny physically, as you can fairly tell of its general health just from feeling it, making sure it is neither too skinny beneath its coat and do not have any markings or wounds of any kind.

Finally see if the rabbit do not react weirdly when handled as it may be a sign of not being tame enough or of abuse. Just make sure that the bunny and you will be agreeable with being together, as you would be doing it a lot in the future.

Preparing a home for your bunny

Before bringing your bunny home, you must first make sure it also has a house to call its own. Any rabbit cage that you can buy at any pet store will suffice, just make sure it has a feeding pan and also a water bottle installed. Cage bedding should be made of any soft cloth and a sort of covered area should also be installed on the first few days, to help the rabbit adjust to its new surroundings. Be careful not to release the rabbit on its first week as it may get spooked; just give him ample time to acclimatize.

Yes, owning a rabbit is really that easy. Maintaining one is also a breeze as it only needs to be fed with rabbit pellets, hay or alfalfa twice a day. Bathing can be done even many days apart as rabbits are particularly clean animals who are known to always licking themselves clean. Lionhead rabbits need daily grooming to keep their mane healthy looking and upright but is also okay if it’s done every other day. So what are you waiting for?Put down those magazines, get your groove on, and get yourselves a cute bunny today.

Back Pain

What is this thing considered as a bane to many people both young and old, a sickness so common to everyone that it is treated as an inevitable part of living, yet everyone dreads its coming? No it’s not aging, although it may also be taken into consideration, but what we are referring to here today is none other than back pain, the seemingly quiet time bomb of advancing age.

Almost all people at some point of their life gets to experience it’s not so awesome glory with some unlucky ones taking more than their fair share. We of the fairer race are not really spared of this particularly debilitating affliction, as even if we are much stronger in the mind department, our bodies, unfortunately, are much frailer than the men ones.

Body compositions aside, there are several more reasons why we women are much more prone to suffering back pains than men. In fact, several noted studies states that women seem to suffer back pain more frequently and of a much more intensity than men. One reason they indicated was the role of women’s menstruation to the spasms that occur in the back. Another is the woman’s constantly fluctuating hormones that seems to help agitate the nervous system, which is in charge of controlling the body’s reaction and tolerance to pain.

A woman’s more brittle bones and much frailer body also greatly contribute to this dilemma, that an action which is easily done by men, takes greater effort from women. Greater effort means greater strain to the body, opening the door to various mechanical deficiencies from developing. Brittle bones on the other hand, are much more prone to breakage and discontinuity that it may even cause several conditions like sciatica and arthritis to commence.

Other common causes of back pain for women and their respective locations are as follows:

Lower Left Back Pain

  • Lower back strain
  • Pregnancy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Sciatica
  • Kidney Infections, Kidney Stones
  • Spinal Stenosis

Right Side Back Pain

  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Improper Posture
  • Gallbladder Problems (stones, infections, etc.)
  • Slipped Disc
  • Lumbar Muscle Strain
  • Sciatica

Upper back Pain

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Joint Dysfunction
  • Muscular Irritation
  • Heart Attacks

With a variety of ailments available to start back pain, it really seems inevitable that we will have one in the near future. The only thing yet unknown really is from which of the conditions above will be its eventual cause. But women need not fret much about back pain as there are ways which we can do to lessen our chances of getting one.

Proper nutrition and regular exercise comes immediately into mind. Employing correct bodily posture and doing regular checkups also decreases, if not totally eliminates the likelihood of back pain from occurring. If and when back pain finally decides to happen, modern medicine has got your back with regards to various clinical procedures as well as potent drugs to help you somewhat lessen the pain of fighting back pain.

Knowing your body well and being relatively good to it does bring good results. Taking care of it and embracing all of its flaws eventually generate the balance which is typically needed for a well lived life. You really don’t have to be afraid of back pain.

You and Your Hair

Women on the go seldom have time for little things like hair care so they usually suffer problems related to it. Not taking care of our hair properly develops unnecessary problems, which can easily be prevented, if we only devote a little time out of our daily routine to it. Many women complain about hair worries yet do not do anything to address the source of the problem, and only do so once the problem gets out of hand. Do not be another victim. Know about different hair problems and make sure you are not heading for them.

Common Hair Conditions

Head Lice

Head lice are parasites found on human hair. It can be spread from direct contact with an infected person or from sharing of combs, caps, towels and other things belonging to an infected person. You know you have head lice when you often feel something small walking on top of your head and also if you experience severe itchiness on the area. Head lice are severely contagious so it is recommended that you immediately deal with the problem by either consulting with doctors or self treatment by way of medicated shampoos.

Dandruff

Dandruff is the flaking of the skin on a person’s scalp. Even though it is not particularly contagious nor a significant condition, it is very humiliating to have it. Dandruff is caused by either excessively dry skin, irritations on the scalp, not washing and shampooing regularly, fungus, or by sensitivity to some commercial hair products. Dandruff is often treated by daily washing with a gentle shampoo. For more severe cases, medicated shampoos and antifungal drugs are recommended.

Scalp Folliculitis

Scalp Folliculitis is the swelling of hair follicles in the head caused by either dirt, bacteria, yeast or mites. It is characterized by tiny red pustules containing either blood or pus, sometimes both, and is a very itchy condition to have. Folliculitis often breakout in the frontal hairline and middle scalp which also often leaves hardened crusts of skin, more like scabs on scalp, after the cessation of activity. Scalp Folliculitis is best treated by regular washing of the hair with a mild shampoo and the application of topical antibiotics and other antifungal products, more tips can be found here.

Hair Loss

Although natural and can’t really be stopped especially if you are hereditarily predisposed to it, its progress can be slowed a bit. Particular attention to responsible hair care is a must if you were to enjoy your hair for a longer time. Excessive pulling of hair, blow drying, chemical treatments, rough combing, and too much wearing of headgear do great damage to the hair and must be decreased if not totally eliminated. A healthy lifestyle and drinking plenty of fluids also does wonders to a person’s hair.

Hair care need not be rocket science as only sensible attention is required for it to last. Not doing things that may destroy the hair is a start in the right direction, also is maintaining good hygiene. Take good care of your hair and it will be your crowning glory for a long time.

Women Can Fish

Now whoever said woman can’t fish? There are only a couple of things a woman cannot do and you can count them in one hand, fishing fortunately isn’t one of them. Gone are the days when fishing is exclusively a man’s enclave as women have been steadily gaining ground among its population. In fact women are better suited at this exercise as we exhibit better control at resisting our urges as well as an overabundance of patience, that which is typically needed to be good at this sport.

Women once upon a time with regards to fishing, was only relegated to the kitchen to clean the catch of her man, or to the factories, packing into cans the days catch, or just in charge of collecting bait for the days fishing trip, but those days are pretty much over as women take a much larger role in this sector than once was available to them.

Now there are women fisher folks that go out to sea to catch fish, out there catching lobster, herring, tuna, and any other oceanic life that you can think of. There are already women captains on boats with all male crews, women running the factories which produce canned fishes, women doing research in aquatic environments, women guarding the oceans and the seas, women everything. If they can do it, so can we, and much better at that.

If your view of women, with regards to their relationship to fisheries, as only capable of watching Pictus catfish swim around the bottom on an aquarium, then you are dead wrong in your assumptions. If you happen to have watched the show River Monsters on the Discovery Channel then you wouldn’t really be saying that women can’t catch big catfishes with their bare arms as catfish bait, as they do quite well at it, unfortunately I can’t say the same to the men who have tried it.

Fishing is defined as the activity of catching fish, simple as that. Fishing could also be described as catching any other creatures which usually inhabits the waters of the world such as mollusks, crustaceans, cephalopods and other things. It may either be through trawling, casting of big nets, casting long lines, spearfishing, or it may also be done with a simple stick and line with bait at the end.

At no point in reading the definition do people come upon a passage which says that only men are allowed to do fishing. So it is really questionable on why the large rolling eyes on the men around when a woman comes up to fish? Does it mean that when the heavens distributed fishing know-how to the earth, that only the men were awake to catch the blessings? That might not be the case once women get their minds into it.

So girls, what are you waiting for? Next time your hubby tells you that he is going fishing with his pals, surprise him by saying that you want to go too. Expect seeing some writhing around trying to explain you out from going, but try to stand firm and be serious about it. Fishing is a very relaxing thing meant to be enjoyed by everyone, you won’t regret coming.

Warning Signs of a Bad Boyfriend

Women always tend to give their all when they are in a relationship and sometimes it can be to their ultimate undoing. One really can’t tell if the relationship will be what they imagined it to be, so giving your all opens you up to potential abuse with which you might not really be aware of, and which you really don’t deserve.

It is not the problem of how to get over someone or how to leave an abusive relationship really. Instead it is of you recognizing you already are in one and of you putting a stop to it immediately. You didn’t go into a relationship to get punished or feel uncomfortable right? So knowing the signs of an abusive partner certainly helps wake you up somehow and hopefully also makes you think if it is in your best interest to continue on with the relationship.

Here are some of the signs of an abusive partner, be guided and always be on the lookout for them.

He Isolates You

He doesn’t want you to be with other people, even your friends. He is an over controlling boyfriend who just wants you to be focused only on him and do things with only him. He gets very disappointed when you go out and have fun without him, and when you bring him with you when you go out with friends, he’ll make sure you all get a rotten time.

He is Jealous All the Time

He always finds things to be jealous about. You really can’t talk or do things with any other male person, even if the person is your friend whom you have known even before you have a boyfriend, without him getting jealous of it. You get to the point where you really don’t know what else to do to make him not mad at you. Relationships are based on trust with one another but he seems to have none of it.

Verbal Abuse

He raises his voice with you when he is upset, which was not the case when your relationship started. His pent up frustrations are released by shouting rather than standard conversations. This you have to watch out for as this is the beginning of him showing his true self. Women are supposed to be loved and pampered, not shouted at.

Breaking Objects

His seemingly violent ways towards inanimate objects, especially when done while in anger or frustration, is a big clue to what he really is. That violence towards random things may well soon translate into you and you’ll be on the receiving end of his madness. At this point you should really consider leaving, way before you get harmed or something.

Emotional Control

He controls you with fake emotions meant to show his purported sensitive side. He’ll cry his heart out the times you threaten to break up with him and it’ll get better for a while, but he will be back to his old self in no time. Learn how to read between the lines and see through him and what he really is.

There are no sure fire ways to have a good relationship, but knowing how to call it quits when you are already not contented with one takes skill as well as courage. Always remember that you are in a relationship to be happy not sad. When you are already suffering from it, don’t wait for things to get better, it’s time to get out of there pronto!

INFJ and ENFJ Personality Types

Relationships can both be the boon or bane for everyone that goes into it. It has existed along with human life since time immemorial yet we seem to have not yet perfected any part of it, nor even get close to any semblance of familiarity with which we can say we are able to predict its eventual outcome.

We women play the greater role in any relationship as we are the nurturers and the bastions of strength that really makes any relationship plausible. We somehow feel how to go about with one and we also have control over many aspects of it. Ever tried letting the men take over a relationship? Yes, those creatures have the knack of ending things and they certainly can’t keep any relationships by themselves. They need us to take charge eventually.

But we also need all the help we can get with regards to relationship success. One such alley we can look at is the different kinds of relational structures according to different personality types. These things describe a person’s nuances as they gauge how well they can do if eventually matched with other types of personality.

It may intimidate at first but it’s relatively easy if you get the hang of it, and to give you an example let us take into consideration two kinds of relational pairing based on personality types: INFJ relationships and ENFJ relationships.

INFJ (introverted, intuitive, feeling, judging)

This personality type is often referred as the protector for its tendency to be a nurturer among other things. INFJ people have rather strong value systems and live their lives according to what they think is right rather than conform to the norm and what other people say. They are always looking inside themselves for inspiration and use intuition greatly in every aspect of their existence. They somewhat have a “feeling” for things and is generally devoted to other people they have connections with.

INFJ Weaknesses

They always hold back on themselves and are never good with money or other seemingly mundane essentials. They have extreme aversion to disputes and disagreements, and have difficulty dealing with such when faced with them. They have an exceptionally high expectation of themselves which makes them vulnerable when things don’t work out as they planned.

ENFJ (extroverted, intuitive, feeling, judging)

ENFJ’s are “the givers” amongst the personality types. They live externally much unlike INFJ’s who focuses inwardly. They do pretty well in dealing with other people that they are the charmers of society. They naturally see what makes other people go and use it in their sincere dealings with them. They have very well developed people skills and they use it to bring out the best in people that they deal with, they are also very supportive individuals that are very happy encouraging others.

ENFJ Weaknesses

They tend to overdo their nurturing and come out as over protective and controlling on some cases. They have their attention mostly fixated on others that they forget about themselves and suffer because of it. They tend to always blame themselves when things go wrong and don’t generally accept other’s opinion when it goes against their own.