Everything You Need To Know About Purchasing LED Shoes

Over the years, technology has changed almost everything. While some technological advancements are fairly obvious, others are slightly more covert. Technology advancements have brought along computers, tablets and smartphones. And of course, light up sneakers have also emerged. Children all around the world have been enamored by this type of footwear. If you want to be the cool parent, you will want to bless your child with a cool pair of light up shoes. Just make sure you refer to the guide below, so you can get the best pair for your loved one.

Consider The Strap

Before jumping too far ahead, it is absolutely pertinent to consider your child’s age. Have you taught your child how to tie his or her shoes yet? Or is your child still in the process of learning? You should know that there are LED shoes that feature shoe strings, but many just utilize a simple strap to keep the shoes on the child’s feet. Although each option is suitable, it is best to choose the one that best accommodates your child. Don’t purchase a pair of shoes with strings, until your child can tie them without help.

Consider The Color

Next, you will want to consider the color of the shoes. When working with shoes that light up, you will need to consider two colors. You should consider the exterior aesthetics of the shoe, as well as the color of the LED lights. In general, it is best to make sure the colors match your child’s gender. It would not be a good idea to purchase pink shoes for a boy. While they might like the color, this could backfire and get their ridiculed at school. Just remember that some shoes are unisex and will therefore accommodate both genders.

The Size

One of the most important things to consider is the size of the shoe. If you make a mistake in this area, you’re going to have a big problem on your hands. At the same time, it is pertinent to remember that your child’s feet will continue to grow. Therefore, it is recommended that you opt for a size bigger than normal. This will help to ensure your child is able to wear the shoes for several months, without any discomfort.

High-Tech Features

These shoes are substantially different from regular shoes. They’ll contain an array of features, which aren’t available elsewhere. For instance, the shoes may come with a remote control and multiple color choices. The internal battery may also charge via a USB cable. If you want to spice things up and allow you child to alter the light color, you should definitely opt for a pair that offers this type of feature.

Try Them On

Lastly, it is essential to give your child a chance to try the shoes on. Remember that your child will refuse to wear the shoes, if they’re uncomfortable. Take them to the shoe store with you and make sure the shoes are comfortable, before making the purchase. This will ensure your child actually likes the shoes and will help you avoid needing to ask for a refund in the future.

Keep Your Mind Steady

How basic mindfulness helps in recovery from addiction

There are many key principles of basic mindfulness that can help you in your journey to full recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. For instance, the law of attraction teaches us that we attract to our lives what our mind conjures. What we put out is what we get. This is quite straightforward. It means if we can change the way we think, we can change the kind of lives we lead. It also implies that if an addict can change his or her thinking patterns, the change will be reflected in his or her recovery process. It doesn’t matter if you are a believer of the “Law of Attraction”, but what matters most is that you must have at one time or another experienced negativity in your life due to negative thinking. The opposite is therefore true too. Think positive, and you will attract positivity in your life, and in your quest to lead a clean sober life.

Many 12-step programs teach about effects of negative thought processes informally known as “Stinking Thinking” processes. Negative thinking processes include such behaviors as being judgmental, complaining about everything, gossiping, envy, and many others. As you go through the 12 steps, you gradually become aware of your personal “Stinking Thinking”, and how to develop positive thinking patterns for better recovery. You don’t need to be a member of the 12-step program to benefit from changing your negative thinking processes. Learning to recognize these negative thoughts, and transforming them into something positive can uplift your mood and enhance your emotional well-being. Positive thinking will permeate into all the other aspects of your life. If you use drugs or alcohol, have bad eating habits, or are addicted to gambling or internet, positive thinking will help you overcome feelings of anxiety, depression, or withdrawal when you decide to let go of the bad habit.

When you know an addiction is ruining your life and self-respect, you will want to discontinue it altogether. Once you open your eyes to this reality, you start believing that at some point you will stop hiding the addictive behavior and take control of your life. You will want to look in the mirror and feel okay with yourself. You will want to start being proud of what or who you are rather than regret about what you have become. You will want to be a better person. You can only achieve this by dropping the unhealthy self-talk and adopting positive affirmations and visualizations of yourself. Rather than call yourself a loser, you could start imagining you have the power and courage to change things you don’t like about yourself.

One way of dealing with negative thinking patterns is by developing an attitude of gratefulness. Once you begin being grateful of what life has given you, you start seeing life from a positive point of view. You start seeing life challenges as opportunities for positive growth rather as punishment for being a person considered as socially bad. Being grateful will change your thinking pattern and behavior. You will start seeing good things in people rather than negative things in everything a person does. Gratitude makes you happier and more successful in your quest to become a better person through recovery.

If you are already in recovery and things seem not to be going on well, you may need to check your thinking patterns too. Your thoughts could be coming from a fear-based part of your brain. You could be thinking that recovery is an impossible journey due to your inborn fears and constantly thinking negatively about life. However, with help from experts in the field you can change your mindset and learn to overcome your fears.

The most important step to changing your mindset in your quest to beat addiction is to check into a rehabilitation program. You can always ask friends and family for assistance if in doubt.

‘Life Takes Vista’ goes dark, for now

Last week we told you the story of Shmuel “Shmuly” Tennenhaus, an online marketer whose unsolicited efforts to improve Microsoft’s Windows Vista advertising received a less-than-enthusiastic response from the company — in the form of a letter asking him to remove the Windows Vista logos from his ad hoc campaign site.

Yesterday was the deadline, and Tennenhaus replaced the contents of his “Life Takes Vista” site with a copy of the letter from the Microsoft lawyer. But he tells us that’s just an interim measure, and that he plans to relaunch the site soon — with modifications.

Here are the current options, according to a Facebook status update he posted yesterday: “Shmuly is wondering if he (should) change the vista logo to 1) apple logo 2) a peace symbol 3) obama face.