Sunday, October 29, 2006


When most people think of self help, what comes to mind is usually basic information that's not particularly interesting or beneficial. But there's a lot more to self help than just the basics.

Self help books come extremely helpful in areas like developing self confident, self esteem, interpersonal skills, self motivational thinking, morale boosting, persistence, positive thinking, staying away from negative influences and everything that is required for the success in personal, professional, family and social lives. There can be different self defeating behaviors that need to be addressed permanently.

All so called self help books may not give the same results. There are self help books with pragmatic approach to individual traits modification. Such books will help you quickly identify problem areas and tell you about the steps to be taken to overcome such issues. Then there are self help books that will tell about the problems and no clear way to a solution. Such books are not very useful. You need practical solutions to the problems you encounter.

Think about what you've read so far. Does it reinforce what you already know about self help? Or was there something completely new? What about the remaining paragraphs?

There can be different places you can look for self help books. The first place you think about can be There are offline sources also. You can check with your local bookshop manager, who will be able to help you locate the right self help book that will be of real help to you.

When word gets around about your command of self help facts, others who need to know about self help will start to actively seek you out.

Monday, October 09, 2006


A Simple Self-Help Tip For When You're Stressed

These particular points on the forehead, known as frontal eminences, are reflex points with connections to the central meridian (involved with the brain), the stomach meridian (and your stomach often churns when you're anxious or angry), and the bladder meridian (trips to the loo/bathroom are often necessary when we're apprehensive).

I recently explained this self-help technique to a business colleague - a keen mountain biker who'd had a serious bike accident at 30 miles an hour and had broken his skull and collar bone. This is what he wrote to me later:

"I don't know how to thank you enough for the technique you described to me over the phone the other day, it helped me enormously!"

The following week he sent me this message:

"Your tip worked once again last night - went out (in the pitch black with my Light&Motion 'daylighter' light) and did some serious single-tracking and downhilling!!! I never thought I'd be doing that again - ever! Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was brilliant!!!!!!!"

Fortunately you don't have to break a lot of bones to try this tip - it's great in all sorts of situations - before you visit the dentist or make an important speech; after you've heard some bad news or had a fall; when thoughts about the past are upsetting and disturbing or when you are worrying about the future.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


Development of self-help agricultural projects

Current info about self help is not always the easiest thing to locate. Fortunately, this report includes the latest self help info available.

Realizing that the suffering of the majority poor would be even worse during the holy month of Ramadan, the Muslim community in locations and rural areas had to change.

Sheikh Kanyamula said many mosques in the country had realized the need to work in order to provide their local communities with iftar.

"As a Muslim community, we are trying to cope with new trends. Whilst appreciating the role being played by some organizations on the ground, we would want to develop a sense of self-help," he stressed.

"Muslims in Malawi should be taught to fish and not be given fish. People need to be provided with resources, such as seed and fertilizer, that would help them acquire plenty food."

He said some mosques had to do without iftar due to lack of sponsors, motivating the development of self-help agricultural projects to guarantee sustainable availability of maize, the country's the staple food.

It seems like new information is discovered about something every day. And the topic of self help is no exception. Keep reading to get more fresh news about self help.

Some mosques, Kanyamula added, have made tremendous development in self-reliance.

He said over the years, the Muslim Association of Malawi has been able to source seed to help empower mosques to engage in agricultural activities, allowing them to acquire the most wanted cereal.

"Giving is greatly encouraged in the Islamic faith, but we should analyze the situation properly. We should give to please Allah, and I believe the more beneficial the project is to the community, the more we would please Allah," he added.

"So we're saying let's engage the people in projects that will also enable them to be givers," Kanyamula said, adding that by providing local communities with farm in-puts, they would be able to cultivate and harvest plenty, thereby assisting the under-privileged in addition to providing iftar in Ramadan.

The Malawian Muslim leader commended the wealthy Muslim community for taking an interest in the project, that is fast being emulated by people of others faiths and institutions.

Take time to consider the points presented above. What you learn may help you overcome your hesitation to take action.

Sunday, October 01, 2006


The role of Self Helps Groups

If you're seriously interested in knowing about self help, you need to think beyond the basics. This informative article takes a closer look at things you need to know about self help.

The role of Self Helps Groups (SHG) has assumed national attention in rural development instead of single beneficiary activities, group (10-20members) activities are broad based and rewarding. The Self Helps Groups are micro institutions, which contribute largely to the rural development and Environmental Conservation Programmes.

This paper brings to the light the role-played by the NGO led Self Help Groups in preserving and conserving our environment.

The concept of Self Help Group:

Think about what you've read so far. Does it reinforce what you already know about self help? Or was there something completely new? What about the remaining paragraphs?

A SHG is a group of about 20 people from a homogeneous class who come together, for addressing their common problems. The lower age limit for the member is 18 and the upper age limit is 60. The group members of SHG are encouraged to make voluntary thrift on a regular basis. They use this pooled resources to make small interest bearing loans to their members.

The group has an animator to co-ordinate and two representatives from the members. The animator acts a leader of the group and help in smooth running of the group activities.

Sometimes it's tough to sort out all the details related to this subject, but I'm positive you'll have no trouble making sense of the information presented above.