If you are someone who is waiting until a crisis takes place, so that you will be able to act courageously, all I can say is that is not going to work. In the contrary, if you act courageously in your day to day life situations without panic and with confidence, then you are well on the way to acting ...

All over the world, the ever increasing population, industrialization and its effect on weather conditions, urbanization and global warming and many other factors have placed considerable strains on water resources. As such, governments and non-governmental organizations find it really hard to provide a solution to the lack of clean, safe water for people’s needs. As existing water resources are limited, ...

One and half acres of rainforest on earth are being destroyed every second at present. It has been estimated by experts that all the rainforests on earth along with their inhabitants would be extinct in less than forty years from now. One of the main reasons for the destruction of rainforests as pointed out by environmentalists and scientists is that ...

We do many things in our life. Some of us work so hard we simply have no time for relaxation and enjoyment. Many people break down half way with overstress. While stress, to some degree, is important for our functioning, work holism or overstress leads to illness. Then we have those lazy lot who relax all the time. They work ...

I was seated at the table with a pen and a paper, brainstorming what article to be written next for my blog. In the meantime I overheard my wife telling my daughter, “vegetables these days are very expensive. I bought 250 grams of tomatoes yesterday and it cost me 40 rupees, 100 grams of green chilies is also 40 rupees.” ...

The fresh ginger roots or rhizomes which we buy from the vegetable market for domestic use  can be grown in a home garden to yield a harvest. Tropical or sub-tropical climate where the soil is sandy and  rich with organic matter, moist and partially sheltered from sunlight is the ideal environment for growing ginger. Once when my wife brought fresh ...

If we are to be successful in most of the things we do, having a good memory power is very important. If you are a student, the ability to retain information and retrieve them from your memory in short period of time will help you excel in your studies. If you have a good memory power you will be able ...

Over the past years, surfing in southern Sri Lanka, especially in Hikkaduwa, has become a major attraction amongst travelling surfers. The dry season, or as the local folks call it ‘tourist season’ or simply ‘the season’, from October through April is the time to be in this splendid location with clear blue skies, turquoise blue waters and light wind conditions. ...

I think that if we talk in moderation, eat in moderation, drink in moderation, sleep in moderation, work in moderation, earn in moderation, save in moderation, exercise in moderation, rest in moderation, enjoy in moderation, help the society in moderation, feel joy, happiness, peace, sorrow, pain, anger, laziness, anxiety in moderation, and in short live in moderation, then we are ...

For years I was suffering from depression, anxiety, anger, fear suspicion and many other ill states of mind. Since I had no proper job for many years in the recent past, I spent most of my time alone, thinking how to solve life’s problems. Since I had no one to talk to, all my thoughts, emotions, and feelings were blocked, ...

  For centuries, countless thousands of pilgrims and enthusiastic travelers have treaded the grounds of the ancient Sri Lankan city of Anuradhapura, birthplace of the Sinhala civilization, just to worship and take a deep glance at the Samadhi Buddha statue. This world renowned stone sculpture is said to be the closest an artist has ever been able to reach, in ...

Environmental protection is a much talked about subject today. From melting glaciers to dwindling forests, major oil spills and global warming, topics discussed today are numerous. It is true, there is a vast problem out there. Every passing minute our earth, water and air get polluted at an alarming rate and as a result our plants, animals and people suffer, ...

In our lifetime we do many things. Starting from studying to finding a job or developing a business, getting married and raising a family to getting ready for retirement, we carry on with the struggle of life. During this journey, we are compelled to face many challenges, and overcome numerous obstacles and at the same time so many opportunities await ...

Long time ago I happened to read somewhere, “All this sad world need is love.” Every passing day I am realizing the truth in this statement.Our ability to love and be kind and compassionate to others are precious gifts we all have. But very often we seem to ignore these valuable qualities that we possess and that we could give ...

One way of getting rid of fear is by directly facing fearful situations. I am generally (as most people are) scared of cockroaches, rats, worms and insects. But one day I thought that I will try and get rid of this fear by touching these little creatures. And I began to catch them by hand if I happened to see ...

Sunday, the 8th of January was a full moon day. The full moon day (called ‘poya’ day in Sinhala language) in every month is a holiday in Sri Lanka as the day is  associated with Buddhist cultural practices. This article is not intended to talk about Buddhist culture but to narrate a discovery that I made about how planetary movements ...

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