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School of life

Everybody asks me if I’m not getting too old for scouts? What do you get from it? Are you going to stand all your life doing it? And many questions that start and don’t stop…
But how much do you think they know about scouts? Do they know what we learn and get from it?
People see us playing, laughing, and singing but, what do you think scouts is about?
I was raised and bred in a family that took care of me and taught me everything there is to life; this made me realize that scouts is so much more than spending 2 hours in the reunion, having fun and then leaving.
Scout is where you learn to love and to respect every human you meet in your life; when you learn to land a hand to any person in need with love and joy … It’s when you learn to help without wanting to get anything in return and to laugh and sing no matter how tough life gets .It’s where you learn to be strong enough to walk in the middle of the dark to save your siblings. As for the better part it is when you start to defy yourself to improve and become a better person in society without showing it off.

 

In addition to that, scouts is the space where you promise yourself to be in God’s and your country’s service.
Maybe it’s true that we’re having fun but it’s the best school of life for any of us, from the youngest to the oldest.
If I would have to define what scouts is… I would never stop talking.
Guiding is an international movement of women’s scouting, a movement open to all without any discrimination. It keeps developing to adapt through time and societies.
The Association of Girl Guides of Lebanon (AGDL) is a school of life, where girls and young women learn to discover each other, to learn from each other as well as with each other.

Guiding provides young people with a non-formal education in life, in a non-political and non-governmental environment lead solely by the law of love, in light of the Christian faith.

Guiding, by the intention of its founder Baden-Powell (B.P), leads young people to become artisans of their own development. His method stimulates the development of the person and the communities.
It is the right environment for young volunteers to actively engage in their society, for the promotion of peace, understanding and cooperation.

With Girl Guides, young members and young leaders learn, through actions, to commit to an ideal of life expressed by the Promise and Law Guide. They experience dynamic programs in groups, where creativity and inventive spirits draw dimensions with no limits from nature’s womb.

In Girl Guides, girls become good citizens of the world, responsible for themselves and others. The AGDL offers them a pedagogy adapted to their needs and to different age groups

In short terms … scouting is the school of life! It teaches you everything in the simplest way.

 

Une danse qui fait bouger

Plus qu’une danse, le hip-hop se veut un mouvement, une attitude, un état d’esprit. L’idée consiste à canaliser la violence urbaine des quartiers du Bronx pour commencer à l’amener vers la compétition artistique. Le mouvement voulait inciter les jeunes à se défier dans la musique et la danse plutôt que dans des combats de rues. C’est dans la rue que la danse hip-hop trouve ses racines et s’invente constamment par des improvisations au gré des rencontres.
Tout d’abord s’il y a une phrase à retenir du Hip-Hop, c’est sa devise qui résume l’état d’esprit de sa communauté : « Peace, Love, Unity and Having Fun » (paix, amour, cohésion et plaisir).

Les 3 grandes disciplines artistiques du Hip-Hop
La Musique, est la forme la plus répandue du Hip-Hop. Elle commence par le « DJing » qui correspondait à la base à l’art du mixage sur des platines à l’aide de disques vinyles.
Puis le Rap, expression vocale et rythmée sur fond musical. La musique hip-hop se développe sous bien d’autres formes encore.  C’est à travers la musique que la culture Hip-Hop est arrivée en France et a été d’emblée fortement médiatisée avec l’émission H.I.P.-H.O.P. animée par Sidney sur TF1 en 1984. Après l’arrêt de l’émission (l’année suivante), le Hip-Hop poursuit son développement dans différentes directions, chaque discipline artistique suit son propre chemin.
Le Graff, est l’expression graphique de la culture Hip-Hop. Ce sont des peintures, des écritures ou des fresques réalisées sur des murs, bien souvent à la bombe. Activité interdite dans les espaces publics, le graff suscite tout de même un fort engouement par les amateurs d’art. Aujourd’hui, des rues entières sont graffées, des graffeurs exposent dans des galeries et des expositions sur le street art se développent de plus en plus.

Les danses hip-hop :
La danse hip-hop distingue, elle aussi, plusieurs disciplines que l’on « classe » en 3 catégories.

 1 : Les Danses debout
Qui comme son nom l’indique, rassemblent tous les styles de danses hip-hop qui se dansent… debout.
Une multitude de styles existent parmi les danses debout. Nous allons citer ici les plus influents, mais il faut savoir qu’il existe à peu près autant de styles de danses que de danseurs hip-hop (c’est à dire énormément) et c’est ce qui fait la richesse de cette culture.
Nous commencerons par les trois mouvements considérés aujourd’hui « Old School » car leur émergence précède les années 80/90.

-Le Locking : style initié par Don Campbell (le fondateur des Lockers) à la fin des années 1960 sur la côte Ouest des Etats-Unis. Le locking décline de nombreuses techniques qui repose sur un travail avec les articulations des bras, des jambes et des poignets.
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-Le Popping : initié par Boogaloo Sam (le fondateur des Electric Boogaloo) sur la côte Ouest américaine à la fin des années 1970, le popping fut popularisé par une émission de télévision américaine « SoulTrain ». Il consiste en des micro-contractions des muscles qui sont combinés à des déplacements plus ou moins rapides.
 -La Hype : Née à la fin des années 80, début des années 90, la danse Hype développe un aspect plus chorégraphié et dégage une impression de force par la synchronisation des danseurs. Parfois dite danse de « clip », elle s’inspire de diverses influences comme la danse africaine, jazz…

2 : Le Breakdancing, Breaking ou Bboying
Représente la version la plus répandue et médiatisée de la danse hip-hop, celle où, dans l’imaginaire commun, les danseurs « tournent sur la tête ». Les danseurs de cette discipline (B-boys et B-girls) exécutent des figurent acrobatiques au sol.

3 : La Newstyle
Plus tardive annonce l’ère des mélanges et des non-règles. Il s’agit d’un style hétéroclite où chacun s’inspire et s’exprime à sa façon. Le terme « New » ne signifie pas Nouveau mais vient de « New-York », berceau de ce mouvement.

Le développement d’un style hip-hop émerge de la volonté du danseur qui l’initie. Un danseur se découvre plusieurs inspirations, provenant d’autres danses et de son propre vécu, qu’il concentre dans une danse unique en son genre. Il décide de la diffuser, notamment lors de battles* pour qu’elle soit remarquée, reprise, transmise, bref, il s’agit de lui donner une légitimité dans le milieu Hip-Hop.

5 ways to kill a butterfly in class

5 ways to kill a butterfly in class

 

Have you ever had those days where you’re just sitting in class when suddenly your eye is caught but a flying bug.

Is that bug a butterfly?

Do you have a phobia of butterfly?

Well here are simple ways to kill a butterfly in class.

 

Step #1 : analyze it’s movements

Remember, never show fear, they can smell it. So just sit back, relax and watch it for a while. Analyze It’s movements for a while, make sure that you have studied the creature so well that you know it’s next move.

 

 

Step #2 : get close

At this point you know everything about the butterfly, so don’t be scared, get up start walking around, act natural and don’t let it suspect anything. You know what they say keep your friends close, but your enemies closer!

 

And when it stops flying, approach it slowly.

 

Step #3 : sneak attack

You can go many ways here; there’s the good old fashioned roll and hit. You basically take any random paper, roll it and use that as your weapon.

Or you can go full on serial killer; any type of sharp object will do. Scissors, the sharp side of your compass, even a pen if you not have any of the above. Remember speed is the key.

 

Don’t worry about your friends thinking you’re crazy, they will thank you once you have saved them from the pesky creature.

Take your victory and walk with head up high.

Phases you go through during an exam

Phases you go through during an exam

 

If you are a student this goes without saying, but there’s no doubt that exam season is nerve wrecking. So here are a few phases any student goes to before, during and after an exam.

 

 

Motivated Nancy

You know Nancy; we all have that one friend that is always bragging that they did not study. When we all know they probably started studying in march for an exam taking place in June. So naturally you get motivated, you want to be just as good as motivated Nancy.

 

So you go out to your local book store and get everything you will need to be organized and prepared. Planners , colored pens , sticky notes , highlighters all that good stuff. You then lay down a very detailed schedule of everyday, up until the day of the exam. Hour by hour and minute by minute, not a second to waste.

But the organized life isn’t for everyone, because you know deep down that the second a new episode of your favorite series comes on, all your hard work will be meaningless.

 

Procrastinating George

You already messed up that schedule by binge watching all the Seinfeld seasons, so you’re already far behind. How much could a nap possible hurt you; what the hell take two naps! You’re not going to focus if you’re tired, your body is a machine, you need to take care of it.

You still have time, no need to stress. Your exam is only a week away, you are not failing just yet, you’ll pick up where you left off early the next morning.

Setting alarms, planning what you’re going to eat for breakfast so that you’ll be well concentrated.

 

But little did you know, that all of that is just talk.

 

Denying Daniel

Is the evening of the exam, you should be studying, but what are you doing? Probably watching pranks on YouTube. Because you somehow convinced yourself that you do not need to study, you’ll simply read the lesson before going to bed. You got this down, your photographic memory will not disappoint you.

 

But you still have hope for yourself, you will not fail! You’re going to set an alarm 2 hours before the exam, get up, read the lesson once more just in case you missed a detail, and you’re going to nail it.

 

But sadly … if you’ve gotten this far … odds are you will not do any of the above. Instead you’re going to end up being …

 

Over sleeping Katty

Your alarm goes off once, and twice … eight times, but why are you still hitting the snooze button? Because the denial phase has not worn off yet, five more minutes are not going to fail you.

 

You finally get up after an hour of your alarm going off, get dressed and head to the exam. You arrive a few minutes early and the first thing you see are all your classmates holding a stack of papers, refreshing their memory.

 

So you start to freak out a little, you can’t possibly be the only one who has not tried one bit. But then, there’s this one kid, just like you that walks up and asks “Am I the only one who hasn’t read a word?”

 

You feel kind of relieved, someone is in this mess with you! If that isn’t team work I don’t know what is. You both make a pact, to help each other cheat and support each other during the makeup exams, because let’s face it you will never pass it the first time.

 

But somewhere along this instant friendship, you find them asking for another double sheet of paper and you start to wonder … what are they writing? Didn’t they say that they did not read a word? Are they simply that smart?

So you ask that person why they wrote that much, but they reassure you that all of that was out of context and useless. And being the naïve simple minded that you are, you believe every little lie they just fed you.

 

Lonely Leny

The results are about to come out, you’re extremely anxious, but a little reassured. Remember that one lying friend that told you they failed? Well they ended up doing brilliantly, the second highest grade in class. And then there’s you …

 

You did not only fail, you did miserably. So bad that you’re starting to wonder how you got this far in life. Not only did your friend let you down, your mind did too. But it’s okay because a new episode of your favorite series just came out and that’s all that matters

10 Keys for an Accomplished Life Journey

Life is an infinite search for happiness and a journey full of surprises and memories . To enjoy it to the fullest , one must check this bucket list :

1-Discover a hidden country
 
To engage in an adventurous journey seeking hidden treasures of nature in a distant country, and enjoying the cultural exchange, as well as discovering artistic and culinary specialties is a pleasant experience that one should live at least once in a lifetime.
Eat dishes with flavors we do not necessarily know, talk to people who are miles far away from us and our loved ones, be confronted with a population that sees life, death, money, family, politeness and the world from a different perspective would be extremely enriching , and would teach us to be more critical of ourselves and more tolerant towards others.

http://milford-travel.co.uk/new-zealand/

2-Fall in Love
Powerful and unexpected, the state of love overthrows us, makes us feel alive and transforms us.

No matter what turn the love relationship takes, falling in love is something we should all know one day, and cherish every day.

https://glowville.wordpress.com/2015/01/14/the-simple-formula-for-falling-in-love/

 

3-Plant something and see it grow
Some have a green thumb and others do not know how to take care of a cactus!
But we should all try at least once to plant something to feel the happiness of seeing it grow.

https://bemorewithless.com/grow-something-mini-mission/

4-Volunteer in your Community
Ascertain to draw a smile on a people’s faces and to spread hope and joy within their hearts. Giving back to our community is an added value to our humanity.

https://www.wildapricot.com/articles/re-designing-volunteer-jobs-that-are-too-big

5-Make a Donation
Blood, Hair, or money donation is a sacred act … Giving is good for others and for oneself!
Giving is an act of empowerment that aims at improving the quality of life of persons in need.
We are naturally endowed with empathy because we have to help each other in order to live together. That is why giving gives a sense of well-being.

6-Take Risks

Some people do it all the time, but for most of us, the daily routine and reasonable thinking have taken precedence over the touch of madness. It is time to consider being reckless even if it was for once.

https://www.financialsense.com/contributors/guild/america-cautious-risk-taking-in-decline

7-Learn to be metalinguistic
If learning a foreign language can be tedious, especially in adulthood, it will pay off through reaping its benefits because “imparate una nuova lingua e avrete una nuova anima” , which means learn a new language and you will have a new soul.

8-Allocate a self-Reflection time
It is always good to have people around. However, it is sometimes better to go on a solo trip that transforms our life, helps us overcome our fear of the unknown and our fear of being alone. Allocating a self-reflection time would motivate us to approach others more easily and vice-versa.

A solo moment is a step forward in our journey seeking inner peace and well-being.

9-Detox from your Smartphones … Go Offline
Have you ever caught yourself texting while driving?
Do WhatsApp notifications make you usually interrupt conversations with the persons sitting in front of you? Technology addiction is real, it is here and overwhelming our lives.
Take a break, a tech detox day off!

10-Celebrate your Success
Memories pass by and time flies. Thereof, remember to appreciate little things in life, to enjoy every moment, to collect memories and celebrate success. Above all never give up.

 

After all, let us remember that we live just for once , so ensure to leave a finger print and to do what you love and aspire for.
How many of them have you fulfilled , and what is your next step?

Comment perdre du poid et se sentire bien dans sa peau!

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Vous aviez surement cliqué sur se lien en espérant tombé sur le site parfait qui vous aidera enfin a perdre du poids. Mais malheureusement non ! Je vais plutôt vous aider a vous sentir bien dans votre peau, et vous aimer tel que vous êtes. Pour cela, je vais vous donner mes les 3 secrets qui m’ont permis d’avancer a se stade la : aimez-vous, acceptez-vous, pardonnez-vous.

 

AIMEZ-VOUS: Malgré toutes les insécurité que vous détestiez chez vous, Aimez-vous. Encrez le dans votre tête. Je pourrais passer des heures a vous parler de toutes les raisons pour laquelle vous devriez vous aimer, mais une des raison la plus importante : si vous, vous ne vous aimiez pas, qui le fera alors ? Personnellement, je suis passer dans une période assez dure de ma vie, qui ma permit de prendre conscience sur certaine choses. Moi aussi, je voulais absolument perdre du poids. J’avais tout essayé, et je suis tombée dans l’anorexie. J’ai du énormément souffrir pour reprendre mon poids normale et avoir une sante saine. Et dans cette période la que j’ai regretter, et que j’ai compris que tout dépendait de moi et de ma façon de penser et voir les choses. En regagnant mon poids normale, j’ai tout simplement appris a m’aimer. D’ailleurs, j’ai un challenge pour vous, chaque matin réveiller vous, et noter toutes les choses que vous aimiez chez vous pendant 30 jours.

 

ACCEPTEZ-VOUS: La confiance en soit est l’une des clé du succès. Nous avons tous des insécurités qui nous feront très souvent doutes de nous et qui même parfois nous empêcherons de faire certaines choses. Avec le temps, pendant mon traitement, j’ai appris à identifier toutes mes insécurités, et a les accepter, parfois même m’en moquer moi même. Vous avez tout pour plaire, et tant que vous pouvez rester vous complimenter, même si cela paraît dure. Chaque matin, réveiller vous et face à un miroir, répéter vous que vous êtes belles. Plus vous le dites plus vous y croyez. En regagnant moi poids normale, je me suis très vite accepter. Pourquoi ne pas le faire ?

 

PARDONNEZ-VOUS: L’étape qui suit est très importante pour avancer. Pardonnez-vous. Pendant très longtemps vous aviez été dur sur vous même, vous vous été rabaisser. Vous vous êtes détesté, en pensant que si vous été comme sa, c’est de votre faute. Et plus vous le dites plus vous y croyez et plus vous lâcher tout. Pardonnez-vous car en fin de compte nous sommes tous humain. Nous avons tous des insécurités, et c’est parfois notre insécurité qui nous rende beau. Pendant mon anorexie je me suis tellement en voulut d’avoir échouer encore une fois. Je ne voulais plus rien faire, ni avancer et essayer d’aller mieux. Mais petit a petit j’ai pris conscience, ce n’était pas de ma faute et rien est encore perdu. Aujourd’hui lorsque j’y repense, j’ai un petit pincement au cœurs, mais je ne regrette rien et je ne men veux pour rien. Car grâce a tout ces moments horribles que j’ai pu vivre, j’y ai surmonté, et je suis devenue la fille que je suis aujourd’hui. Pardonnez est une force.

 

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Taking Over

Despite the confusion, admiration and idolatry have very different definitions; for idolatry symbolizes admiration overflow and can only be felt towards extremely influential people, them being so due to notable acts and such. Two very famous women come to mind, and although they are extremely different in more ways than one, Kylie Jenner and Malala Yousafzai do have things in common as well. I will start by developing the similarities between both personalities, to then discuss the difference between the 18-year-olds.

As previously stated, both Jenner and Yousafzai are recent 18-year-old women who have taken control over the media in the last two months, each for her own reasons which I will state later on. They have both influenced women and young girls all around the world by standing up for what they believe in. Kylie has been an influence when it comes to setting hair, makeup or even outfit trends whereas Malala stood up for girls of all ages when she fought for education and overcame a bullet shot in the head. Both of them also dedicate a lot of their time to charities and good causes.

It is true that they have become idols in two completely different domains, but the characteristic stands either way, knowing that some people literally warship the ground each one of them walks on.

However, although they have both conquered the media as well as young girls’ hearts, both women can easily be distinguished knowing that each one of them knows her own lifestyle and fights for what she thinks is worthy. Each one of them is famous for something and became so in her own way. We all know that Kylie Jenner instantly became famous, not only due to the E! series « Keeping Up With The Kardashians », but also gained more fame the last two years when she started to slowly separate herself from her family and using her physical appearance and good looks in order to win her own public, whereas Malala made it on her own thanks to her ideologies as well as her will to make a change. Earlier this year, both of the personalities turned 18. Jenner received a Ferrari and Yousafzai was named the youngest person ever to win a Nobel prize.

Therefore, it is crucial to note that both women are very recognizable and talked about in each of their fields. Although they made it to where they are in different ways, all it takes from them is one word and an entire country would be up to the job. In my opinion, people today are blinded by the media and aim to fit in the materialistic society in which we live, which is why some choose to idolize reality television personalities like Kylie, and others prefer to admire activists such as Malala. It depends on the public, not the women previously mentioned, and who people feel confident looking up to.

Jowie Hakim

Learn how to be proactive

Proactive

Being proactive in a society like ours is a must these days.

There’s a lot of people nowadays that tend to work hard and be proactive towards the environment where they live.

 

Being proactive is not easy, but at least we can try.

 

First of all, here is a definition of being proactive: The adjective proactive can describe a person who gets things done. If you are proactive, you make things happen, instead of waiting for them to happen to you.

The adjective proactive can describe a person who gets things done. If you are proactive, you make things happen, instead of waiting for them to happen to you.

 

There are three theories of determinism defined by psychologist: genetic, psychic, environmental; and if the three of them are equal, then we can say that you are trying to be proactive.

 

Also, there’s some important criteria to determine if you are proactive; which is the brain.

We name it the biological determinism: the three brains: Neocortex which is the “raison”, the limbique which is the emotions, and the reptilien which is the defense.

 

One important thing to always keep in mind; that we are not conditioned; and we have a total freedom to choose.

 

To choose what? If you want to be proactive or not.

And being proactive consists also in four important factors: Self-awarness, imagination, conscience, independent will. All of the above may lead to a proactive model to follow.

 

The question that you are probably asking now is : how to be proactive?

 

First of all, you have to anticipate, act on it.

Also, you have to learn how to take any initiative.

In other words, you are who decide when and why take action.

Second, you have to learn step by step how to change the language from a reactive one, to a proactive one.

 

 

“I don’t know how to do it” in a proactive language; it becomes: “I don’t know how to do it but I’ll learn.”

 

“He makes me angry” becomes “I decide if I get angry or not.”

 

“He corrected my whole report. I’m so bad at this” becomes “ Its just a bad report. I will become better at this”

 

Third of all, we have to focus on our circle of influence and enlarge it.

 

Nowadays, everyone has people that inspire him to do better or be better, and to become proactive means to enlarge that circle of inspirations and influencers by knowing who to choose and learn from them. Or simply, be inspired by them.

And instead of being close to a circle of concern, be even closer to the circle of influencers.

 

Also, learn how to have a direct control when it comes to problems involving our own behavior).

 

 

-Concenrtate on your ressources

-Form a new habit/ Get rid of a bad one

-Honeymoon phase

-Crisis

-Second nature

 

 

And then, learn how to have an indirect control when it comes to problems involving other people’s behavior.

 

And simply: change the method of influence.

 

And when you don’t have any control when it comes to problem we can do nothing about: Accept it!

 

And last but not least: you have to surround yourself with proactive people so you can get inspired and learn from them how be active, productive and positive.

And this is how you can get a model for your mirror neurons!!!

And after that, you should learn to always set smart goals and achieve them in order to achieve your bigger goal.

If we divide the word smart:

S- Specific

M-Measurable

A-Attainable

R-Relevant

T-Time Based

 

And learning to have all of the above will make you one step closer to be a role model of proactivity.

 

 

Being proactive is something we learn to be it. It’s a constant procedure and hard work and perseverance to get on step closer to being proactive.

 

In a nutshell; being proactive is to learn every single day how to take the lead and take action, and in a society where there is a huge lack of people who are true leaders and know how and when take action , one must learn that being proactive is changing any difficult reality we tend to live, or see , or witness.