Posts About: Art and Culture

Self-esteem and pets

Happy Play Between People and DogsIt may sound odd to connect self-esteem with pets.  But let’s take a closer look at the effect pets have on us. Pets make us feel good, no doubt about that.  But where is the connection to our self-esteem?  There are two points that bring self-esteem and pets together.

There are numerous studies proving that healing of illnesses increases when pets are around patients.  It’s also known that only stroking the silky fur of a cat or bunny can lower our blood pressure.

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Esteem for Acting

Respect for Acting Uta HagenDo you also  love films? Well, who doesn’t. Everybody enjoys great films, great pictures, great film music, great stories – and of course great actors.

I’m not very film-savvy, but I know the difference between great acting talents and not so great ones. I see it and I feel it. I’m also very interested in theater productions – of all kinds, I must say. Maybe in a theater production you can see this difference even more intensified.

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Esteem for Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven by SwaffordIn High school back in Switzerland I could enjoy a classical music education that means and meant a lot to me. One unforgettable moment of our music lessons was the reading of Beethoven’s sheet music of his fifth symphony while listening to the symphony itself.

It was like being Beethoven himself. We saw and felt his genius in his composition. Since then Ludwig van Beethoven belongs to my cherished favorite classical composers. Well, I even give him the number one place, to be honest.

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Fashion and self-esteem

Prendergast In touchAre you thinking about the summer fashions you want to buy when money is an issue? Each season new fashion trends are rolled out to meet our presumed need of change and a new look.  If you look closely fashion trends are speaking to you about our economic situation, they show the society’s beauty dictate.

I want to suggest to you something which isn’t new or sensational but effective and very calming.

Trust yourself, trust your self-esteem and even your loved ones.  You don’t need to be caught up in one-season trends because you’ll radiate self-sureness and happiness with your clothes.

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Saving Pompeii

TPompeii Marisa Ranieri Panettahe Italian government once made a declaration to save the Roman city of Pompeii.  2.6 million tourists visit this fascinating place of history each year.

Representatives were discussing if the restorations are necessary.  The historical meaning of Pompeii is obvious, but the modern damage made by people, time and air pollution is evident too.

Pompeii keeps an important moment of Roman history awake.  Esteem toward the history of a country requires us to take care of the historical places.

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Miraculous water crystals

Masaru Emoto Hidden Message in WaterDo you know Dr. Masaru Emoto of Japan?  Years ago he published a collection of photographs he took of ice water crystals.

The astonishing point of his research about ice water crystals was that water can change the structures of the crystals.  He found out that water reacts on what his team was vocalizing to the water shortly before making the photographs.

The results are stupendous!  On different water glasses he attached paper with words like “love” or “gratefulness”.  He froze the water and made photographs of the crystals. He revealed the most beautiful crystals one can imagine. An equally astounding fact was that the crystals, as result of words like “pain”, were so ugly that one almost feels the pain of the water.

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Esteem for Madrid

Rick Steves Spain 2017Some cities undergo a massive construction boom in the form of urban renovation projects.

Madrid in Spain is one of these cities.  Recently, after more than five years of construction in this beautiful city, planners were able to declare the projects complete. The renovation project included rerouting traffic underground so that the city’s center was opened for pedestrians.

With its renewed appearance Madrid gives esteem towards its citizens and tourists.  On the other hand, the city receives esteem from the people who enjoy the beautiful plazas, facades and a great open atmosphere.

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