Who’s the Real GOAT? Pete Sampras or Roger Federer

This debate goes on and on and on. Perhaps, you’re just going to nowhere if you’ll force yourself to answer the questions: Who’s better? Who’s the best? Who’s the greatest of all time?

Being the “Greatest of All-Time” can be defined in many ways. It can be based on statistics, playing styles, number of titles won during their career or the longest reign at number one. The fact both of these men won numerous grand slams and been the number one in the world for many weeks, it’s hard to say the one is a better GOAT than the other. Both of them are also Leo – The American (August 12, 1971) was just ten years older than the Swiss (August 8, 1981).

Below is their first-meeting match at Wimbledon 2001 (videos courtesy of YouTube). Watch it for yourself and tell me what you think.

I am not a pro, I’m not an analyst and I don’t play real tennis. I only play it on the virtual world and I can’t wait to play against them on Wii Tennis Grand Slam or Virtua Tennis. Whoever he is, Pete or Roger, these names can no longer be forgotten. They are tennis legends and, if it’s a forever toss up between Pete Sampras or Roger Federer – I kinda go with the Swiss. His smooth and controlled style while hitting a ball in any surface is pure brilliance. Winning the Olympics in singles is what I only want to see in his resume.

Seven Causes of Anxiety

This article is written by Aras Chase and is published at EzineArticles.

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is an unpleasant feeling that is associated with apprehension, worry, uneasiness and apprehension. Experts say being anxious is a normal response to stress and depending on the type of stress you’re going through (physical or emotional); an anxious person normally sweats a lot and is trembling hard.

7 Causes of Anxiety

1. Stress and Experiences

Everyone experience different levels of stress every day. Depending on life experiences, stress can either be healthy or not. You are feeling a positive stress if you are in a process of dealing with potential gains. Experts call it “eustress” and it is experienced when you are winning in a competition like a marathon, getting a job promotion, saying “I Love You” to your partner and purchasing a new and expensive product.

The stress becomes unhealthy once you are constantly experiencing it over a long period of time. This condition is referred to as chronic stress and some of its symptoms include upset stomach, headache, insomnia, mood swings, suicidal thoughts and anger.

2. Too Much Rules at Home

A person also feels anxious if he or she is raised in a family where there are fear and terror on a daily basis. For instance, the father is labelled as the “law” inside the home and his children find it so hard to talk with him because they are regularly afraid to be disapproved of.

3. Trauma

Certain events in our life such as being alone in a very dark place, drowning, falling from a tree, etc. are hard to forget. These events are stored inside your subconscious and when you recall it, you instantly become nervous.

4. Withdrawal from Addiction

Those drug addicts, alcoholics, chain smokers and internet addicts instantly go through a high-level anxiety once their object of obsession are removed from them.

5. Abnormal Brain Chemistry

Studies show anxiety triggers once there are abnormal levels of certain neurotransmitters (special chemical messengers that help transport information from nerve cell to nerve cell) in the brain. If these neurotransmitters are out of balance, messages can’t travel and anxiety is produced.

6. Hormonal Fluctuations

It’s already known-fact that every women who are in their puberty and in their early adulthood (menopause) undergo hormonal fluctuations every month. Restlessness is normally experienced during these days and you really find it difficult to handle everyday routine. Even with women in menopausal period suffer anxiety. During menopause, the hormone production is decreased and it’s expected to feel depressed.

7. Physically Unfit

If you have health problems such as disability, blindness, malnutrition, overweight, asthma, allergic rhinitis etc., these conditions also elevate the level of your stress.

How to Stop Anxiety

Anxiety cannot be stopped, it can only be controlled. Changing the way you think is the most effective way to control the level of your anxiety. When you’re learning how to control your negative thoughts, you also feel positive. Staying positive even things get rough absolutely helps you perform well in school and in work.
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5 Ways to Treat Anxiety Attacks

This article is written by Aras Chase and is published at EzineArticles

Anxiety attacks, also called as panic attacks, are intense episodes of extreme panic and fear. Its symptoms usually occur without warning and this includes rush of overwhelming panic, feeling of losing control, chest pain, feeling of passing out, choking sensation, hyperventilation, chills, trembling uncontrollably, stomach cramps and feeling detached.

The most common treatment used to cure episodes of anxiety attacks is called holistic treatment. This treatment includes a range of effective methods such as controlling your diet routine, altering your lifestyle, performing regular exercises such as yoga, taking herbal medications and attending sessions of psychotherapy programs.

1) Proper Dieting

People who are overweight or underweight are regularly anxious. They feel worried, nervous and uneasy even when the situation is not too threatening. The one reason to explain these behaviors is linked with their eating patterns. That’s why; it’s advisable for these people to change their eating patterns to stop their anxiety attacks.

2) Learning How to Relax

Many health experts say Taiji and QiGong are good relaxation exercises. These exercises balance your body chemicals resulting to reduction of mind anxiety. A special deep breathing technique is also effective. Sometimes, all it takes to relax the mind and body is to increase the oxygen level circulating around your body.

3) Regular Exercise

No matter how you want to rationalize it, lack of exercise can make you feel anxious. That’s why; it is highly recommended to perform simple exercises at least thirty minutes a day. If you are not the type of person who wants to spend an hour or two inside the gym, that’s fine. Regular exercising only covers simple cardio such as biking, walking, swimming and running. Stretching your entire body is also good for you. It improves blood circulation and makes you feel more focus.

4) Medication

If your anxiety attacks are too serious, it is just the right time for you to ask professional help. Only a licensed and qualified psychiatrist can give you the prescribed amount of anti-anxiety and anti-depressant pills.

5) Psychotherapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is the most common psychotherapy used by professionals to cure anxiety attacks. Depending on the intensity of your situation, these professionals will select what CBT method will work for you. They can use these techniques: Panic Puzzle (Breaking the anxiety by playing an audio developed by Rich Presta), Panic Away (Making a painless way to stop the next attack permanently) and The Linden Method (Changing the way you behave to stop anxiety attacks).

These days, there are a number of complementary exercises (also a form of simple therapy) which aim to restore your body strength and health. These are massages, shiatsu, tuina, acupuncture and aromatherapy.

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Sleep Position Gives Personality Clue

Professor Chris Idzikowski analyzes six common sleeping positions, which linked to a particular personality type.

The Foetus: Those who curl up in the foetus position are described as tough on the outside but sensitive at heart. They may be shy when they first meet somebody, but soon relax. This is the most common sleeping position, adopted by 41% of the 1,000 people who took part in the survey. More than twice as many women as men tend to adopt this position.

Log (15%): Lying on your side with both arms down by your side. These sleepers are easy going, social people who like being part of the in-crowd, and who are trusting of strangers. However, they may be gullible.

The yearner (13%): People who sleep on their side with both arms out in front are said to have an open nature, but can be suspicious, cynical. They are slow to make up their minds, but once they have taken a decision, they are unlikely ever to change it.

Soldier (8%): Lying on your back with both arms pinned to your sides. People who sleep in this position are generally quiet and reserved. They don’t like a fuss, but set themselves and others high standards.

Freefall (7%): Lying on your front with your hands around the pillow, and your head turned to one side. Often gregarious and brash people, but can be nervy and thin-skinned underneath, and don’t like criticism, or extreme situations.

Starfish (5%): Lying on your back with both arms up around the pillow. These sleepers make good friends because they are always ready to listen to others, and offer help when needed. They generally don’t like to be the centre of attention.

The remainder of those in the poll said the position they fell asleep varied or did not know.

More Interpretations:

  • Freefall position – Good for digestion
  • Starfish & soldier positions – Likely to lead to snoring and a bad night’s sleep.
  • Lying Down Flat – Stomach contents can more readily be worked back up into the mouth
  • Lie on Your Back – May end up snoring and breathing less well during the night.

Read the full article on BBC News

Life is Like A Cup of Coffee

I’m giving our Council Representatives two-thumbs-up for sharing this motivational video on our General Assembly last night. This is an awesome video that you can watch every morning before you begin your daily routine. Yes, life sucks oftentimes due to it’s unpredictability. It even sucks more when a lot of people will attempt to bring you down. But you know what, only those who choose to be successful are happy. Real success only comes when we regularly “savor the coffee and not the cup.”