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6 Truths About the Importance of Communication Between Family Members

A family solely flourishes with love, care, and compassion. And to keep these emotions flowing, communication plays a vital role. A home is built with people staying in it. Else it will solely remain a place built with blocks. t is the only way to nurture healthy, and fruitful relationships between family members. Researches have revealed that effective communication is the essential building block of strong relationships between family members. Communication is the key and essential instrument in bonding people within a family.

Communication refers to not only verbal but also non-verbal. Communication also involves the ability to pay attention to what others are thinking and feeling. Communication as a channel creates an open and honest atmosphere that allows family members to express their differences as well as Mother love and admiration for one another. Most of the unavoidable situations can be averted through the mode of communication, which at times arises in the family.

Communication within the family is extremely important, as it encourages one to share and discuss crucial issues, and get the resolution. Communication within the family should not be routine. Frequent and casual communication, not only helps you to express your feelings exactly but also encourages others to talk. Mutual communication helps people to grow in the affectionate relationship with each other.

According to the variety of conversation we conduct, it has been divided into categories. Let’s explore these categories below. Each of these styles has benefits and disadvantages.

So the communicator has to choose wisely, which category needs to be chosen when according to the styles of communication.

1. Strive to be gentle and Precise

Strive to be gentle and Precise

Being polite, gentle and precise is the rule applicable to any communication, so is to family communication. It should not be left for the other member to interpret. Being calm and gentle when you communicate is helpful to invite the attention and action of others. Leaving blanks, and assuming others to understand invites for an argument, not the solution.

Do not beat around the bush and make others unknown of the messages which you intend to pass. Especially with children, being very very gentle to pass on the message. Thoughtless words said in anger, only intensifies the atmosphere. Avoid getting into that.

2. Frequency should never be broken

Frequency should never be broken

Due to hectic lifestyle these days, it is difficult to carve out time for family members and indulge in meaningful conversation. It is extremely important to find out creative ways to make time to communicate. Healthy families communicate their thoughts and feelings and make the most of their family time. This is especially important when attempting to resolve problems that arise between family members. It contributes majorly to creating intimacy and emotional bonding.

One should not wait for opportunities to speak with members of the family. There should be this much liberty to be oneself and speak their heart and mind out. Casual communication not only encourages to express your feelings exactly but also paves way for others to talk. Mutual communication helps people to grow in an affectionate relationship with each other.

3. More than words

non-verbal communication

 

Communication need not necessarily always be being vocal. It is more than a verbal expression. Even the presence, communicates a lot. Many a time, non-verbal communication conveys a lot, even more than verbal. Use of gestures of affection lavishly has the magic of making one understand the feelings and intentions of the individual.

A hug, a thumbs-up, a kiss, a pat, hand holding, let the other person the meaning behind the expression. Even at times of speaking, in a bit of loud pitched voice, be precise and help them understand the message.

4. Spread the Positivity

Spread the Positivity

Be it personal or professional, positive approach to any issue leads the conversation in the right direction. Even while correcting someone, keep the approach positive. It will be much more influencing and effective. Keep the communication encouraging, supporting, soothing, and appreciating.

Negativity in any relationship will destroy the warmth. Sarcastic communication between family members always resorts to diminishing respect and trust levels. It destroys the mood of the talk and forces members to withdraw themselves deliberately from family communications.

5. Honesty takes the lead

Honesty takes the lead

Parents should lead by example by providing a safe environment that allows family members to openly express their thoughts and feelings. Honesty and openness and honesty precisely sets the stage for trusting relationships. Lack of trust will eventually create a dent in building a strong relationship. Be open and utterly honest with family members.

6. Be an Active Listener

Be an Active Listener

To understand other’s point of view is of prime importance in having healthy conversations between family members. You must acknowledge and respect the other person’s perspective.

Encouraging talks more often provides for fresh ideas and concepts, which otherwise loses an opportunity. Seeking clarity and getting the message conveyed in the most fruitful manner, leads to healthy discussions.

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8 Initiative That Should Be Adopted By Government And Citizens To Save The Planet

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8 Initiative That Should Be Adopted By Government And Citizens To Save The Planet

It is not a new thing that we tell you our planet is in danger; we all know it by now that in every sense we are losing our planet day by day. With increasing global warming, depleting ozone layer, exhausting freshwater resources, degrading land and forest, polluting rivers and oceans and degrading air quality the planet earth is soon going to be a planet unsafe for living organism.

Chances are we exhaust all the resources and spoil the remaining once as much as that our future generation may not be able to receive any resources from the earth.

This is why we have come up with some measurements that we as citizens and government as the regulator should take to save the planet.

1. The initiative should be taken to save rainwater

In the drought-prone areas, the government should make it a law that people practice rainwater harvesting at every house. Rainwater harvesting is a very natural and helpful way to retain fresh water and it used to be practiced in many areas. And now it is the high time people start collecting rainwater in every house.

2. Solar panels

Solar panels for home in India

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In order to make enough energy for every house and that too the greenest way possible, the government should not only encourage people but now is the time it forces people to install solar panels at their houses. Solar energy is the best way to retain energy at a very low cost and people should consider it as a mainstream affair.

3. Reduce Plastic

Reduce Plastic usage

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We are tired of hearing that plastic is that giant monster that humankind invented for their own loss. Plastic is not a biodegradable material and it takes more than forever to decompose a plastic bag totally, naturally. There are chances that first-ever plastic bag or bottle is still somewhere on the planet. The least we can do is, not only instruct local markets to stop giving plastic carry bags but also, put a ban on manufacturing companies that sell their products in the plastic bags or bottles.

4. Waste management

When it comes to biodegradable and non-degradable waste material, we have another bigger issue to deal with, especially in India and that is waste management. Indian government should make firm laws and implement them to teach citizen to differentiate between biodegradable and nondegradable waste material. Other than that, dumping of the waste in the rivers and oceans is no more a solution to getting rid of the waste.

You can also read: 7 Daily Life Things That We Are Doing are Responsible For Destroying Our Planet And Probably We Don’t Realize

5. Road Safety

Road Safety

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Every year thousands of road accidents are recorded across the country and most of the time it is because of rash driving and not following of traffic rules. It is very important for the government to make firm traffic rules and moreover make sure that traffic rules are followed strictly by all (including the officials) to lower the road mishaps.

6. Plantation of more trees

It is very important for the governments that it makes a firm rule that a number of plants need to be implanted every year. Not just the officials but the people should plant a number of trees in their area and maintain them. There should be a total ban and hefty fine on those who cut down the tree in their areas for making houses or whatsoever their reasons might be.

7. Quality of Education

It is also necessary that each child gets to go to school. There are already plans made and “implemented” but we know the illiteracy rate and see children begging as the streets. Primary education should be necessary for every child and quality of education should be better.

8. Encouragement for small business owners

To improve the economy of the country the government should find some alternative that can help small shop keepers as they are losing business due to e-commerce companies.

You can also read: Meet These 7 Indian Real Life Superheroes Who Are Fighting Hard to Save Our Planet in A Unique Way

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Be A Part of the Journey of Lord Jagannath, in Maha Rath Yatra, Puri Odisha from July 4th to 15th

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Lord Jagannath Maha Rath Yatra

India is a country of diversity. It is diverse in culture, religion, political views, etc. The country celebrates many different festivals throughout the year. Some of the festivals are so grandly celebrated that people gather to witness not just across the state, or country but the entire globe. One such auspicious festival is Jagannath Rath Yatra, in Puri.

The festival is about the public procession of deities Jagannath (Vishnu avatar), Balabhadra (his brother), Subhadra(his sister) and Chakra. The festival is celebrated mainly in Puri, Orissa but the people of all the other states love to peek at this auspicious yatra of their lords.

Be a part of this fabulous festival of joy, faith, and celebration. Join the iconic Rath Yatra of Lord of Lords, Lord Jagannath in Puri, Bhubaneswar:

Every year the festival for Ratha Yatra is celebrated with equal excitement, it is celebrated in the month of monsoon (which is July mostly). This year the propitious festival is being celebrated for July 4th to 15th of July. Devotees from across the globe travel to Puri, Odisha in order to be part of the biggest Ratha Yatra. It is believed that those lucky people, who attend Ratha Yatra gets moksha and goes to heaven.

Lord Jagannath Maha Rath Yatra

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Ratha Yatra starts from the main temple where the deities of Jagannath, his elder brother Balabhadra and younger sister Subhadra are taken out in a procession to Gundicha Temple and remain there for nine days. They also pay a visit to their mausi at the Mausi Maa Temple. They are also accompanied by the iconic weapon on Lord Vishnu, Sudarshana chakra. Then the deities (Ratha Yatra) return to the Main temple. While going to the Gundicha is called Rathajatra returning back to the of Jagannath Ratha Jatra is known as Bahuda Jatra.

The crowd at the streets are undeniably huge and it seems that whole India has come down on the street to be part of the Yatra. People try to be able to as close to the chariot as possible as they believe they are not the deities that are traveling on chariot but the lords themselves. Everyone wants to catch glimpses of the deities. It is also believed that pulling the chariot is a great fortune and people actually travel from different part of the country to pull the chariot for the rope.

Jagannath Rath Yatra

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The three chariots resemble identically to the temple are pulled through the streets of Puri called Badadanda. The decorative chariots are pulled mainly by the priest and devotees take turns in between to help the priest throughout the 2 km journey. The procession is accompanied by the joyous beating of drums, aatris, and dancing. It is a festival of celebration, people totally lock their houses and business throughout the course of the eleven days. The only thing that happened in Puri this time is the Ratha Yatra. It seems like an array of Hindu festivals altogether.

When the deities return there is a small play that people enact. Wife of Lord Vishnu doesn’t allow him to return to the temple as she is accusing him of being away from her without informing her about the journey and then Lord offers him sweets and she gradually submits to Lord’s charm.

Every the same process is repeated without the slightest change yet devotees are excited every year as if they are witnessing it the first time. If you ever plan to visit Puri this is the best time to visit the place. To reach there one can hire a cab from Bhubaneswar which is connected by airport an railway, too.

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Unfold The Truth of 10 Popular Hindu Traditions That Have The Scientific Theory Behind Them

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10 Popular Hindu Traditions

India is a diverse country with a number of different culture and traditions. People across the country love their ritual and ardently follow their traditions. Be it a festival, feasting, wedding, or any ceremony, they all bestow traditional values. Some might find it orthodox or conservative to adhere to the traditions and customs, but we have got to know that not all the rituals or traditions are meaningless practices. In fact, there is some scientific theory behind these traditions.

So, here we are with some Hindu traditions that may have a scientific reason behind its existence.

1. Ear piercing

Ear piercing

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According to Hindu tradition, it is mandatory for females (even the female kids) to get their ears pierced. While some might think it is just a practice, we’d like to introduce the fact behind getting the piercing done. Piercing helps in developing intellectual power, it enhances decision making power.

2. Fasting

A lot of Hindu festivals include fasting, and this is a very good practice if we take it scientifically. We all know how important it is t reduce toxic waste from the body. In the modern lifestyle, our physicians often advise us to drink only detox water and eat fruits to detox our body. Fasting helps in detoxifying our body, as a person is only allowed to consume fruits or juices and not the grain-food.

3. Wearing bindi

It is believed the nerve point between the brows regulates blood supply and help retain energy. When red bindi or tilak is worn on this particular point it helps stimulate the point and the nerve regulates blood supply.

4. Wearing bangles

Wearing bangles

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Hindu tradition strictly makes women wear bangles in their hand. It is a mandatory tradition for Hindu women, especially the married women. It is said that wearing bangles on the wrist help circulating the blood flow in the body. But one question remains intact, why does it mandatory for women only? Do only women need to circulate or regulate the blood?

5. Toe Rings

Married Hindu women wear toe rings as part of the tradition. Scientifically, it helps to regulate the nerve that connects to uterus and heart. It helps in the smoothe menstrual cycle.

6. Keeping a Tulsi plant in the front yard

All Hindu must have a Tulis (basil) plant in their home. It must also be worshiped from time to time. The scientific theory behind it says that Tulsi plant purifies the air around it and not only that it is also said to be beneficial in the medical terms.

7. Wearing Henna

Wearing Henna

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Henna art is very popular in the Hindu tradition. It is more significant during the wedding. Every Hindu bride and Groom need to apply henna art. If we talk scientifically, Henna is a very powerful herb that is known for its cooling properties. Applying henna leads to calmness or body and relieves from the stress.

8. Namaskar

In Hindu tradition, it is essential to welcome or greet a person with joint hands and say “Namaste”. This is also beneficial scientifically, as it allows tips of the fingers to touch and press the pressure points that lead to the wellness of mind, eyes, and ears.

9. Ring a bell in the temple

According to Hindu tradition, when a devotee enters the temple he/she should ring the temple bell. It is actually not the ringing of the bell that is helpful but the sound of the bell that makes a unique echo sound which goes to brains and heals the body, keeping it devoid of negativity.

10. Sindoor

Hindu women swear by their Sindoor and often question the “Sindoor ki keemat”( just kidding). Applying Sindoor is an essential ritual for every married woman in Hinduism. We found out that ideally sindoor is make out of lime, turmeric, and the metal mercury, all these elements control blood pressure and activate sexual drive.

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