Sunday, November 29, 2015

#DryEyeRelief Book Review An Excellent Book For Dry Eye Relief In A Natural Way

Dry Eye Relief: Natural Medicine for Accelerated Self-Healing (Natural Vision & Eye Care) (Volume 5) by Glen Swartwout is all about empowering you to take care of your eyes in a natural way. The most sensitive part of a human body is an eye. The eye needs to be taken care of with utmost precaution as it is the exposed area of the body that needs to be used exhaustively all the time except with we are sleeping. The eyes work like a camera – capturing frames at a high speed and with great accuracy. The most sensitive nerve centre of our body is probably the eye. The cornea is the first optical medium of our vision.

A comprehensive coordination of lipid, protein and aqueous formulates tears that in turn maintains the efficiency and comfort of the health of the cornea of the eye. There are many internal and external factors that impact the performance, health and efficiency of an eye. The chemistry of environment plays a major role in this. Front of the eye, for that sake, is important to be taken care of. AS per the design of the front of the eye, the healing process varies from individual to individual and rather from month to month for the same individual.

The system of self-healing has to be quite dynamic and strong to manage its care. That is where this book Dry Eye Relief: Natural Medicine for Accelerated Self-Healing (Natural Vision & Eye Care) (Volume 5) by Glen Swartwout comes into the picture. It not only makes you aware of the causative and therapeutic factors but also enables you to be proactive in their timely identification. Whether it is you as an individual or for your patients, if you are an eye specialist, this book is a must read to gain an extra edge in taking care in a timely manner. 

The book explains in a systematic way about solutions, conventional care and its limitations, risk factors associated with it, your lifestyle and how it impacts in aggravation or relief process, how important is to manage stress in this case, important of exercise and of what kind, importance of water and diet, impact of food sensitivities, allergies, neuroprotection, antioxidants, ageing, immune modulators, hormones & neurotransmitters enzymes, and a lot more.

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

App Review: #yappa To Create More Personalized And Meaningful Social Connections

Yappa is a wonderful social networking app available on iTunes Apple Online store. Yappa Conversation is produced by Yappa World Inc. The app works well on all Apple smart devices – iPhone, iPad and iPod touch having iOS 8.0 or later. The size of the app is just around 30 MB. To download this social networking app on your Apple device, you have to be not less than 17. Since there are certain infrequent and mild sexual content and nudity that is part of this app, the age restriction is quite sensible.

Yappa is a unique way of expressing yourself among your friends on social networks. You can tell your story in multiple ways. You can use your voice along with pictures for creating your personalized conversation that goes interactive online with your social connections. The tagline – ‘See it, Say it, Share it!’ goes well with the app. This voice-to-pic app takes your conversations to a new and exciting level by means of connecting and sharing with your social network connections and friends. There are a great fun factor and a high level of creativity that makes this app quite lively, interesting and interactive.  The conversation built around your pics can do wonders for you.

There are many interesting features in Yappa. Your Yap allows you to explore other Yaps after logging into Yappa. You can create a new Yap with the help of photos available in your camera roll of by taking a new pic from your camera. You can record your Yap in your voice and share it on your social networks for others to hear. The interactive feature allows your friends to respond back on the Yaps created and shared by you. Try to share your Yaps with relevant hashtags so that others can find your Yap easily. You have two options while sharing your Yap. You can stay anonymous or post it publicly. The best part is the commenting where other Yappa users can participate in your Yaps and leave audio comments.

I really love this interesting way of telling my story using my voice with pictures to create more personalized and meaningful social connections. By using Yappa, I have been able to bring online conversations to life. 

Book Review Backbone By Lauri Mattenson: Dare To Refuel And Recharge

Backbone: A BodyMind Breakthrough by Lauri Mattenson is an exciting story. It is a memoir that is joyful, interesting, encouraging, introspective and thoroughly & appreciably penned. In a beautiful way, Lauri has been able to connect beautifully her readers with her inner realization of certain facts and findings. She has disclosed quite openly and honestly some of the touchy stories about her sister and her earlier relationships. These stories not only indicate how meaningful these are but also tell its readers about the hardship and struggles Lauri had to pass through.

Backbone: A BodyMind Breakthrough by Lauri Mattenson tells about Lauri’s challenging stream of learning Krav Maga. Krav Maga is among the toughest military training imparted in Israel. Lauri is a UCLA Writing Programs Lecturer. She decided to venture towards a new beginning to shred off her old habits. The new path was not too concrete and full of uncertainty but still she decided to move ahead to face all possible obstacles that would come in her way and bring out a new leader in her by overcoming all those hurdles successfully. The new journey was about a hard military training where you need to kick and punch in your combats against your enemies. The same way Lauri planned to kick and punch all her failures and emerge as a clear winner.

Backbone: A BodyMind Breakthrough by Lauri Mattenson is about a journey about changing your behavior and rigid mindset in a big way to gain more positive strength by means of refueling and recharging your brain, thoughts, heart, and spirit. It is about building yourself with a never dying attitude. The book is all about CHANGE, ADAPTABILITY, and PURSUANCE. It is about self-awareness, self-discipline, and a strong willpower.  It is about breaking your barriers and achieving new heights in life. It is about your own reassessment not by anybody else but you. It is about a total syncing of your body and mind.

Author Interview Eva Lesko Natiello Who Loves To Write Psychological Thrillers

About your education
In college, I studied psychology which has helped me quite a bit in exploring the human psyche in fiction.
What career did you plan during your education days
When I was very young, I wanted to be an astronaut. I wanted to space travel and find life forms on other planets. Then when I was a teenager, I dreamt of being an actress. I started my career in Public Relations in the cosmetics industry. I started writing about ten years ago.
What languages you can speak and write?
Sadly, I only speak and write English, though my first job after college I interviewed in French and got the job! I continued to speak French for the next couple of years, but it’s been a long time since I’ve used it on a daily basis.
What hurts you most in this world

What is your favorite genre and why? I love to write psychological thrillers and humor. I love to read Historical Fiction.
When did you start writing? What is the purpose of your writing?
I started writing about ten years ago when my children were young and I was at home raising them. It was a way for me to have a daily creative pursuit. Also, I am very observant of the physical and emotional elements around me, so writing enabled me to use this part of my brain which was already naturally storing great material! The purpose of my writing is to entertain.
Which of your work has been published so far? Would you like to share a synopsis of your work?
I also write essays on my blog at, The Huffington Post, New Jersey Monthly,, The Mid and elsewhere.

What are your forthcoming writings?
I am currently writing my second psychological thriller. The themes in this one are identity, human connection, and misconception.
What genres you write in and why?
I love to write psychological thrillers because they are like a puzzle. They not only build forward, but they build backward, do you know what I mean? The human psyche is fascinating to me, the things people feel and think vs. what the outside world sees of them. I love to write twists and turns into a story because they resemble real life – no one’s life is linear. However, my story lines are quite a bit darker! I also love to write humor and make it relatable. I am most often the brunt of my own jokes. I do enjoy a good laugh! I write it in the short form mostly but hope to one day tackle a larger work.
What is generally your preference in reading – a paper book or ebook? And why?
Paperback. I like the weight and feel in my hands and the smell of the paper.
How much real life goes into a fiction writing?
I think there is a good amount of real life that goes into my fiction. I pull things from real life all the time, like character traits for instance. For instance, I was just watching Project Runway the other day and there were so many different types of personalities working together in one room, it was fascinating! And rich with nuances and details that I could borrow for my characters. That’s where good observation skills help a writer. However, I do have a vivid imagination which I depend on to steer the writing.
Is high level of imagination important to have for an Author?
I think so! Especially for fiction.
Your favorite time of the day? Dusk
Your zodiac/ sun sign? Aries
Your favorite color and why? Green, it’s the color of life!
What is the last book you finished reading?
The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell, which I loved!
What is the current book you are reading? The Magician’s Lie by Geer Macallister.
Your favorite book and why? White Oleander by Janet Fitch. I felt so lucky to have read this book, I wrote a poem to honor that experience here:
Your favorite movie and why?
Anything by Wes Anderson, but particularly The Grand Budapest Hotel, Darjeeling Limited, and The Royal Tenebaums. They are quirky, highly imaginative, funny, devastating, gorgeous, perfect.
Your favorite food? I pretty much love all food! Especially if someone else makes it for me. I will never turn down a bowl of pasta!
Your favorite sports? tennis
What comes to your mind when you think of India? Vibrant
Some quickies: Sun or Moon, Laughter or Smile, Morning or EveningCoffee or Tea, Mountain orSeaLong Drive or Short Drive, Silence or ConversationWater or Fire, Air or Earth, Mars or Jupiter(Saturn)Tulip or Rose, Red or Blue,
Links & other relevant details:
·         ISBN-10: 0692239006
ISBN-13: 978-0692239001
Publisher: Fine Line Publishing
Twitter handle: @EvaNatiello
Facebook page:
Amazon India link:
Amazon US link:

Any other links: Eva Lesko Natiello

Twelfth Night In India Brought By British Council And Filter Theatre #TwelfthNightIn @inBritish

Twelfth Night is one of the best novels by William Shakespeare is a story of romance, disguise and satire. Even if you have read Twelfth Night, don't miss the play that brings a different angle to the story. The British Council in India brings an opportunity for all lovers of Shakespeare work, to see it in action and that too with a different perspective. This is purely a not-to-miss opportunity for all stage lovers, Shakespeare admirers and art lovers. The play Twelfth Night comes from none other than the world acclaimed Filter Theatre.

Filter Theatre has created  Shakespeare's widely acclaimed work in an entirely different manner. Twelfth Night is written by William Shakespeare more than 400 years back. The work has been created by Filter Theatre, Directed by Sean Holmes, Music & Sound is by Tom Haines & Ross Hughes; and associate directors are Oliver Dimsdale & Ferdy Roberts. This is entirely a fresh look given to Twelfth Night and that way is entirely different from all the earlier work done on Twelfth Night. A rock-and-roll remix of Shakespeare's most acclaimed comedy has been created by Filter Theatre with the Royal Shakespeare Company. It was nice interaction with the director and few of the artists on Nov. 23 at British Council.

Twelfth Night is interactive play with a touch of intimacy, rock and comedy. Technically you will find a lot of advancements in delivery and sound to produce a work that retains its charm among the modern day audience. Filter Theatre is prominently admired in the UK and elsewhere. The story of Twelfth Night is quite interesting with powerful characters like Olivia, Sir Toby Belch, Orsino, Malvolio, Illyria and many more.

The play revolves around the collision of two worlds - Olivia’s melancholic, puritanical household clashes with Sir Toby Belch’s drunken revelry. Orsino’s relentless pursuit of Olivia and Malvolio’s extraordinary transformation typify the madness of love in Illyria: land of make-believe and illusion. In the midst of all of this, the production stays true to Shakespeare’s tale, accurately conveying the melancholy of unrequited lovers and the mad things that we all do when falling head over heels. The India tour of Filter Theatre also includes workshops for schools and theatre professionals besides the regular performance of the play in various cities across the country.

The India tour schedule is as below:
24-25 NovDelhi
27-28 NovChandigarh
1-2 DecKolkata
4-5 DecBhubaneshwar
8-9 DecChennai
11-12 DecHyderabad
14-15 DecGoa
17-18 DecMumbai
 In Delhi, the shows are being held at two locations. Nov. 24 show is at British Council office, New Delhi at 7 p.m. On Nov. 25, there are two shows at Modern School, Barakhamba Road - 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

This Lady From Hong Kong Is Empowering Migrant Women In China In A Big Way

Her name is Caroline Watson. She is the founder of Hua Dan. Hua Dan is a very popular and China's first social enterprise. This is probably one of the most innovative solutions to empower migrant women in China and has been quite successful since its inception in 2004. The initiative is to use the theatre for inspiring and motivating people to enhance capabilities to the fullest. Hua Dan is a drive that inspires people to drive their own lives with full energy, in an innovative style and enabling their confidence to the highest level so as to benefit their communities. The great philosophy behind this drive is to get involved with the people, share the love with them, learn from them what they know and that enable them to start with what they learn and are passionate about. Gradually when they get enabled to lead their own life, appreciate them for what they did and let them acclaim for what they did.

The board of directors includes some prominent personalities like Jonathan Palley, and Ding Li, Amethyst (Amy) Wytiu. Caroline Watson was born and brought in Hong Kong. She studied theatre at the university level. Gradually she realised that theatre has a great potential. It lets you think in a different perspective and creates a world of its own around you. the inspiration thus arising out of this acts as  a catalyst in becoming a change enabler. After she obtained her degree from Lancaster University she discovered this hidden potential in theatre artists while minutely observing them. She learnt that the theatre practitioners' passion towards this art acts as a driving force in transforming society. After her graduation, she went to China to apply her wisdom and started experimenting with it to evolve various techniques.

It was during 2003 when Caroline started exploring theatre in generating energies to imbibe in the young migrant women so that they are empowered to cope up with their challenges and create opportunities out of it. All this started while she started living with a migrant woman in Beijing. There are around 300 million workers in Chinese cities who have migrated from various rural areas of the country in search of opportunities in factories. There was ample scope for them in industries engaged in hospitality, manufacturing, construction and service sectors. All these migrants faced a lot of issues like finding a suitable shelter, educating children, discrimination, health, poverty.

Caroline started running workshops to empower the migrant women in exploring their individual threats. She drove them to use theatre as a powerful tool to build confidence in them so that they could become creative, and leaders in their own areas. She started allowing them to practice for their real life threats like harassment at workplace, marital problems, poverty hardships and exclusion by local society. The positive results that started coming out of it laid the foundation of Hua Dan. It was in 2004 that Hua Dan was launched formally. Since then more than 25,000 migrant women have been benefitted. The migrant women work on train-the-trainer model and gradually are able to organise theatre programmes in an independent manner. Hua Dan is also engaged in corporate training programmes in leadership, communication, creativity etc. using theatre methodology.

Caroline has lived for seven years in China fully dedicated to this mission, empowering migrant women, running workshops, finding suitable associates to work on the same cause. and recruiting new staff. Starting from Beijing, soon the drive became quite popular in the other cities of China. With extremely limited resources and budget, the whole team worked in an innovative style to deliver more with less.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Poetry: Remember? First Time Your Naked Feet Touched Floor

Howsoever genuius
you be,
There are still
some moments
that you can only
imagine, visualize.
Even though
those are your moments.
Your own.

Do you remember moments of your birth?

Do you remember the first moments of your life?
When you touched the surface with your naked feet?

What is the value you estimate?

That is past.

Now think of some moments
to come in your future,
may be the last moment.
The moment
When you desire
to touch the floor with your
naked feet
And you are not able to.