What is Enlightenment?

What is Enlightenment?

Dr. Robert Puff, Ph.D.

Hosted by Dr. Robert Puff, Ph.D.

Happiness Podcast

In the West, we often refer to enlightenment as self-actualization.

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA, USA, February 26, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Enlightenment is a term that feels elusive for many. We may have images of a Hindu guru, sitting on top of a mountain contemplating the universe. Or a Buddhist monk living in a monastery, meditating daily. Or, maybe even in your own life, you’ve had moments that are intense or mystical and have caused you to feel enlightenment, just for a moment.

One of my favorite definitions of enlightenment is from Lao Tzu, who references enlightenment as the Tao. “The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. The name that can be named is not the eternal name.”

This definition may not seem helpful if you’re seeking a more concrete definition of enlightenment is, versus what enlightenment is not. Today we’ll provide a more tangible definition of this feeling and existence.

In the West, we often refer to enlightenment as self-actualization. Whatever verbiage we use, the ultimate understanding of enlightenment is this: it’s the highest level we can reach as humans, in our lifetime. Whether it’s through our own experiences of living at such an exquisite level or someone else’s experience who’ve we met or read about, that seems to be flowing with life. These experiences can seem vague or unclear to those who haven’t experienced them firsthand. Is there a definition for enlightenment that is more tangible and allows us to know when we’ve reached the highest level of being?

Lao Tzu was correct in saying that enlightenment cannot be described, but I believe we can paint a picture of it. For example, if you’ve ever been to the Grand Canyon before, it’s hard to describe how vast and beautiful it is. But you might be able to paint a picture of it that will better capture its beauty. Today, I’m going to paint a picture of enlightenment.

Similar to the Grand Canyon, enlightenment is infinite and massive. And by painting enlightenment today, I’ll provide a clue into what enlightenment is. Through my journey in life, the most accurate definition of enlightenment I’ve found is this: enlightenment is the radical acceptance of what is.

So what does this mean, and how can I apply this to my life?

Let’s begin with the question: why do we struggle? We struggle because we fight against what is. What that means is, we may not like or be comfortable with what is happening right now in our lives or in the world, so we fight against it. We have expectations, desires, and fears about the way things should and should not go in our lives. And when our lives don’t go the way we expect them to, we get upset, angry, or sad and disrupt our inner peace. Our own expectations create discord and disharmony inside of us because life sometimes has other plans than the ones we’ve created. As a result, these negative emotions get in the way of our ability to simply flow with life.

Even when we’ve done everything we can to stay in control of everything, and life says ‘I’ve got other plans in mind,’ we find ourselves at a common crossroads – do we stay at peace and accept what is, or choose to fight against it?

The opportunity to choose radical acceptance presents itself several times throughout our days. And if we choose it, that path will create enlightenment or enlightened moments. If we ignore that path, we will face discontent and disrupted inner peace.

Let’s look at some examples to better illustrate enlightened moments and unenlightened moments, and examine how we can use radical acceptance to help our lives run better throughout the day.

Didn’t sleep well last night

There are some nights where it’s impossible to get a full eight hours. Let’s say, you wake up after only sleeping for two hours the night before. If you were to fight against this undesirable scenario your first thought may be “this is horrible” or “I’m going to be exhausted today, or get a headache later on.” These thoughts are so common, especially when we’re sleep-deprived.

If you lead with radical acceptance, your first thought may be “‘Oh, I didn’t sleep much last night, I wonder what today will look like. I’m okay right now, so I’ll just focus on this moment.” The key difference here is accepting what is out of your control.

Getting stuck in traffic on the way to work

Getting stuck in traffic is never fun, especially when you’re on your way to work. An unenlightened response to this situation may be wondering if you’re going to get in trouble, or ask the question “why me?” You may even beep your horn along with everyone else.

Leading with radical acceptance would look like accepting the fact that you’re going to be late, and there’s nothing you can do about it. Once you accept this fact, you can decide how you want to spend your extra 30 minutes. Instead of getting frustrated, you choose to listen to a podcast or listen to music to make the time more useful, and maybe even enjoyable.

When you arrive at work, you find out you’re getting laid off

This news is really tough, and of course, is going to cause some negative emotions. A person who is fighting against life may find themselves in a tailspin wondering if they’ll ever find work again or be able to pay their rent or mortgage. Someone who practices radical acceptance will also be sad or even angry. But, they are able to find rational thought in these moments – I need to pack up my things, I have enough money saved up for the essentials, and I’ll start looking for new work. They may even think that this moment could lead to a better opportunity or new adventure.

Your partner leaves you

This is devastating, no matter how often you practice radical acceptance. Negative emotions will come up no matter what. If you are someone who normally chooses to fight against life’s plans you may drink too much, or seek other unhealthy coping mechanisms to help ease the pain. If you choose radical acceptance, you will still feel anger and deep sadness. And through those feelings, you will still be able to take a breath, and focus on the moment. That may be as simple as cooking a meal or calling a friend. The key here is to take each moment as they come and do your best to get through it.

When we radically accept what is, we’re able to stop fighting life, and instead, flow with life. It’s not a state of passivity, but after we do what is in our control, we take a deep breath and do our best to accept the current situation, even if it wasn’t planned. This new thought process of knowing that we can handle anything that life throws at us will open us up to new opportunities. When a relationship ends, or we lose a job, we don’t force those doors to reopen, we seek new doors.

When we stop fighting what is, we start to experience life with a deep sense of peace. Radical acceptance presents the opportunity to look out at the world, in times of joy and disappointment, and say all is well.


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Moneypenny has devised some health and wellbeing tips to help beat the blues

Remote worker relaxing

As a study shows that mental and physical health & support from organizations are important determinants of employees’ productivity, Moneypenny shares some tips

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, February 26, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — With a study showing that mental health, physical health, job characteristics, and support from organizations are the most important determinants of employees’ productivity, Moneypenny has devised some tips to help beat the blues.

The winter months are always difficult for companies and their staff, when energy levels naturally dip, and the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic restrictions mean it’s more important than ever to help staff combat the blues. Leading outsourced communications company, Moneypenny, is consistently recognized as a Best Company to Work For as it works hard to help its 1,000 staff feel happy and energised all year round, It has put together the following tips on how companies can help staff handle the winter blues:

1. Small acts of kindness. These have a big impact on employee well-being, so why not send out chocolate brownies or small gifts with a handwritten note to all employees? Moneypenny’s in-house video team put together personalised videos with birthday messages for staff and the senior management team often hand deliver flowers to employees doors, showing that the company really cares.

2. Positive Vibes. Sometimes it’s the small things that help most. Take a leaf out of Moneypenny’s book and set up a Page of Positivity on Workplace or Teams where staff can post uplifting or encouraging messages, such as 'Always be kind' as kindness spawns kindness.

3. Use the power of the voice. Your staff need to hear you and know that you are hearing them, especially when working remotely, so make sure you have two-way communication channels between managers and staff and use video and one-to-one calls to keep speaking to staff. Moneypenny’s famous receptionists know that we can pick up so much more from tone of voice, so you can spot if anyone is struggling with any issues.

4. Make it Physical. It’s well known that exercise can improve mental well-being, and while gyms may be shut, companies can still organize online exercise or yoga classes to get their staff moving.

5. Looking after the Mind. Now is the perfect time for companies to introduce initiatives to help staff maintain mental wellbeing. Consider introducing a meditation app to help with mindfulness, or a wellbeing group on Workplace or Teams. Moneypenny has also set up a help line for staff to call if they need any advice on any issues, such as family, stress, money, or even domestic abuse.

6. Use tech to bring staff together. If you are using Workplace from Facebook, or Teams, in addition to managing critical company updates or workflows, these tools can act as the office kitchen for employees to socialise. Moneypenny found that Workplace usage tripled through the move to remote working, as the need to stay connected has increased.

7. Organise some fun! Why should company celebrations be restricted to Christmas? Schedule in some non-work related social activities to keep staff going through the cold, dark winter months, such as cooking challenges and quiz nights.

About Moneypenny

Moneypenny is a leading provider of phone answering services, outsourced switchboard, live chat and customer contact solutions working with businesses of all shapes and sizes, from sole traders right up to multinational corporations. Moneypenny is the only US answering service that offers a virtual dedicated receptionist; briefed by you on your business needs, they will hand pick your perfect receptionist to look after your precious calls acting as part of your extended team exactly as they would if they were based in an office.

Moneypenny has over 1,000 staff based in Atlanta, GA, Charleston, SC and the UK. The company handles over 20 million calls and live chats for 21,000 businesses. Moneypenny is proud to have been part of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ six times.

Moneypenny now includes award-winning VoiceNation and NinjaNumber

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‘Soup-er’ Special Recipes for Those Cooking at Home During the Pandemic


10 Soups For All

Damien Pierre of Dami’s Famous Foods Releases New Cookbook
Featuring Delicious International Soup Recipes

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, February 25, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Damien Pierre, author of “Eat Good, Feel Good,” has released a new soup-themed cookbook that is ideal for people cooking at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The book comes in both English and Spanish versions. The English version is titled “10 Soups for All” and the Spanish version is “10 Sopas Para Todos.”

“The great thing about this new book is that it features international soups and shows that every culture has a great soup or stew,” said Pierre, who is also the creator of Dami’s Famous BBQ Sauce, Dami’s Famous Foods, Dami’s Kitchen and Bachelor Cook TV.

The book includes recipes for such soups as Caribbean Cowheel Soup, Minestrone Soup, and many more. All the soups are quick and easy to make and also taste delicious.

“With people spending more time cooking at home having the same old, same old’ week after week can get tiring,” Pierre said. “The recipes in this book allow home chefs to change things up and create quick, delicious meals that their families will love.”

Eating soup also comes with several benefits. For example:

Soup can be a great way to warm up when the weather is cool

Soup is delicious and also healthy! In particular, soups can be a great way to ensure a person and their family get their daily quota of health-boosting veggies

Soup can be both inexpensive and easy to prepare – home chefs can even use a slow cooker to make preparing the meal even easier!

Soup is great for advanced meal preparation. For example, a person could cook a soup on the weekend, freeze it and have it later in the week for lunch or dinner

Soup is a great way to stay hydrated. Since a soup is mainly liquid it can make up for someone not drinking as much water or other liquid as they should during the day

Plus, soup can be great for the immune system! And we all know how important it is to maintain a strong immune system in today’s world. Soups are often filled with valuable vegetables and other ingredients that strengthen the immune system and help people fight off the cold or flu.

Studies have even shown that Chicken Soup, particularly a version that is loaded with fresh garlic, celery, carrots, and onions, can help prevent the common cold.

“10 Soups for All” is available at Amazon and other book-selling platforms like Apple, Barnes, And Noble (Nook), and Kobo. The book is also being made available to grocery stores that want to provide their customers with a valuable resource that can make mealtime easier and more fun.

Grocery stores, as well as retail merchandising companies, looking to offer this book, should call 800-874-2660 or email info@damien-pierre.com.

The release of “10 Soups for All” or “10 Sopas Para Todos” is one of many exciting events happening at Dami’s Famous Foods. The company is introducing a new delivery service for those at home during the pandemic – damisfoodsdelivery.com. It is also going to be revealing a new product and BBQ book.

Also, the company is relaunching its popular original recipe barbecue sauce, "Dami's Famous BBQ Sauce.” Pierre’s first book, "Eat Good, Feel Good" is also still available for sale at Amazon and other book-selling platforms. This book contains a mixture of vegetarian, low carb, low fat, and healthy recipes.

About his new soup cookbook, Pierre says: “Often, when people think of soup, they think of a hot, steamy dish only to be consumed when you are under the weather or if it’s cold outside. But the truth is soup is nourishing anytime and has restored my energy on numerous occasions throughout life.”

“Growing up, a hearty soup was a staple in our household,” Pierre said. “My family encouraged and exposed me to many different foods from a variety of cultures, and I learned that each has a specialty soup or stew for which they are known.”

Pierre created this new book to provide readers with inspiration, ideas, and encouragement that will allow them to create meals they and their families will love.

For more information about Damien Pierre or Dami’s Famous Foods, please visit www.damien-pierre.com or media contact Dana Schomp at (845) 597-1179.

About Damien Pierre
Damien Bernard Pierre began cooking at an early age for his family, and through doing so he educated himself on how to prepare many different cultural cuisines which developed his passion and love for food. Damien credits his Caribbean roots as the reason he cooks with a fusion twist.

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Nephrologist Dr. Blake Shusterman Joins Forces with American Kidney Fund to Host Webinar on Potassium Friendly Cooking

American Kidney Fund and South Carolina nephrologist Dr. Blake Shusterman team up to broadcast live cooking demo, set to stream on Facebook February 26th, 2021.

By collaborating to expand their sensational Kidney Kitchen, I think we can bring clarity and excitement to the world of healthy and delicious eating for people with kidney disease.”

— Dr. Blake Shusterman

GREENVILLE , SOUTH CAROLINA , UNITED STATES , February 25, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The last year has been challenging for nearly everyone. Because of the pandemic, Americans have had to recalibrate their lifestyles and make multiple changes in efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. As devastating as it was for many, it allowed households to get acquainted again with the simple pleasures of a home cooked meal.

Being mindful of our health has never been more predominant than during times like these and with the right tools in hand, eating healthy has never been easier. This is especially true for those with, or at risk for, kidney disease.

South Carolina-based nephrologist, Dr. Blake Shusterman, known by his patients as “Dr. Blake,” and nationwide as The Cooking Doc, is especially aware of the importance of high quality food. His passion for getting people to eat and live better led him to write his book, “Kidney Healthy Cooking.”

The book, which is available both in ebook format and on Amazon, details a number of delicious and kidney friendly recipes and guidance.

Dr. Blake’s recipes are also featured on kidney nonprofit The American Kidney Fund’s “Kidney Kitchen” portion of its website. As an ambassador for AKF, also, Dr. Blake regularly co-hosts Facebook Lives and virtual events to inspire and educate people concerned about their kidney health.

“It's an honor to be working directly with AKF. By collaborating to expand their sensational Kidney Kitchen, I think we can bring clarity and excitement to the world of healthy and delicious eating for people with kidney disease,” comments Dr. Blake.

According to the American Kidney Fund, “one out of every six kidney failure patients cannot afford the cost of care”. Through financial assistance and education about the issue, they aim to support all people living with this condition to be as healthy as possible.

One of the many ways to do so is through nutrition and keeping an eye on what one eats. To kick off the year in the spirit of good health and nutrition, AKF and Dr. Blake will team up to broadcast a live cooking demo, which will stream on Facebook February 26th, 2021 from 4pm to 5pm EST. From how to prepare and cook a delicious low potassium meal to understanding the role it plays in your foods, viewers will gain access to cooking tips and hacks, taking all the guesswork out of figuring the path to a healthier life!

Information and registration for the event, The Cooking Doc: Potassium Friendly Cooking demonstration, can be found here.

The first twenty people who register for the webinar will be selected at random to win a free digital copy of the doctor’s cookbook, The Cooking Doc’s Kidney-Healthy Cooking. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

About Dr. Blake Shusterman

Blake Shusterman, MD, or Dr. Blake for short as some call him, is a nephrologist (kidney doctor) practicing in Greenville SC at Carolina Nephrology. A family man and food lover, he’s also the creator of The Cooking Doc, an online cooking show and health information website dedicated to helping viewers create delicious meals and use food to manage their kidney disease.

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Olive Country Shares a Global Taste at Gulfood 2021

Olive Country, Ghassan Aboud Groups’ food flagship, participates in the annual leading food industry exhibition Gulfood 2021.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, February 25, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Olive Country is a leading supplier of proteins and frozen bakery products in the UAE market. Its protein portfolio includes poultry, lamb and beef from leading global suppliers like JBS, Australia, AFFCO, New Zealand and Minerva, Brazil. Olive Country represents Pasquier, France and Nata Pura, Portugal in frozen bakery products and Natural One, Brazil in juices. Olive Country is also an established player in dates with high-quality Mejdool organic dates produce from Jordan.

Gulfood featured over 2,500 companies and industry leaders from all over the world and was the first event of its kind to take place in person after a year of virtual events due to the COVID Pandemic.

The exhibition enabled Olive Country to showcase its contributions to the food industry in the region and to share healthier and safer options with consumers.
Olive Country entertained visitors with a taste of grilled meat from all its suppliers in a live cooking session. It also served desserts from its bakery product portfolio ensuring high footfalls and special attention from attendees.

"Minerva Foods, AFFCO and JBS are at the forefront in the meat trade globally, representing them in the region helps us provide better quality and great consistency to ensure customer satisfaction," said Angelo Djafarjee, CEO, Olive Country.

Ahmad Aboud, Senior Vice President, Finance, Ghassan Aboud Group, " The group is committed to its investments in the food value chain and we will continue to invest in various areas of the food business, aligned to the food security programs of the UAE government, including Olive Country.

Olive Country ensured the highest level of customer delight during the 5 days of Gulfood, satisfying every taste bud while increasing its network of new suppliers as well as a plethora of new buyers. Olive Country a part of the Ghassan Aboud Group is committed to bridging the gaps within the food supply chain to help businesses reach their maximum potential.

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Matt Keezer's Thoughts on Tetris

Matt Keezer

Matt Keezer

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, February 24, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — If you have never heard of the Tetris effect, then this article is about to take you into your biggest discovery just yet. We caught up with Matt Keezer and he describes the Tetris effect as wholly electrifying, mind-blowing, intriguing, and every other intelligent adjective that comes close to defining the experience. Not only is it fascinating in an unusual sense, it also exposes one to more ways in which the human brain works (and when it comes to psychology, there are never enough surprises).

As you must know, our everyday activities are what shapes us. The dutiful execution of activities from the first thing on your daily to-do list — brushing your teeth — to the last — having a cold shower — makes up a large part of who we are, what we become. As an example, spending hours in the kitchen, whether it’s your mother forcing you to or not, ought to teach you a lot about cooking. What takes up the larger part of your time is surely going to have an impact on you, your brain. Once, there was a story of a boy who read everyday and fell sick on the day he did not. That’s how big of an impact an activity can have on you. Take the Tetris effect as a more keen example.

The Tetris effect is named after a popular video game. Tetris is a Russian video game created by Alexey Pajitnov in 1984, first published by Nintendo. In 2011, it was ranked as one of the best-selling video games. Since its inception, the game has stirred its players in many ways, arousing feelings ranging from anger to excitement, luring them into devoting hours to it. It is played by moving blocks of different shapes as they descend into the playing field, and ends when the playing field is filled up. It is so fascinating that people of all ages play; old and young, and so addictive that hours is spent on the video game. Studies also show that it can affect a person’s way of thinking. Matt Keezer says don’t fret. It is an absolutely safe game to play with zero dangers mentally; psychologically. On the contrary, it teaches us more about the human brain. To understand why it is so powerful, read on to the last word.

What Exactly Is The Tetris Effect? When it comes to psychology and exploring the mind, Tetris is one of the most widely studied video games. It is designed in such a way that when studied, it also helps us understand how the human brain is influenced by its theoretical complexity. Tetris fascinates to the extent that it affects your subconscious. It seeps into your dreams; manifests in mental images; influences your thoughts. But as it is in every other thing, the people who are most affected by this, are the ones who spend a lot of time on the video game. A surprising belief: they may begin to see the world through the lens of the game, buildings as blocks that should be fitted so closely together without the gap of streets.

In real life, people who play the game may be tempted to act on the impulses triggered by playing Tetris. In their level of organization, it may show in the way they fit objects so closely together, be it books on a shelf or tools in a cupboard. Some extremist people may even see Tetris falling from the sky! Hilarious, right? For Matt, he developed a keen interest in gardening.

Some people were reported to have witnessed obstacles in their dreams — which were, in the victim’s mind, symbolic of the hurdles in the game. As interesting as that was, what really fascinated the scientists who ran these studies is that a game could have such a huge impact on the brain.

By playing the game, the urge to return to other addictions is decreased by at least one-fifth. An incredible feat for a video game, if you ask me. Furthermore, the urge to use drugs or even something as basic as eating, is simply driven by the mental pressure to achieve that goal the same pressure it would apply on achieving any goal and the imaginary bliss it would produce. A hypothesis was reached: in order to curb any desire, a distraction is needed. People have to be diverted from such fantasies.
Playing Tetris can free people from their addictions, or at least, taper it down a great deal, Matt Keezer believes. The game used so much of the brain’s visual and spatial systems. It disperses the different functions of the brain, such that each part is busy with a different task while the game is being played. This hinders dormancy of any sector of the brain, while also utilizing it long enough for other desires to subside.

Tetris iPod touch was installed for 31 participants alone. In a week, the participants were tasked with playing different games daily, while having their desire levels accessed at the same time. The latter was done to monitor the psychological response to these activities, which distracted them from their other desires.

The result of this showed: Playing Tetris for three minutes reduced the intensity of cravings for addictive substances such as caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, sex, social interaction, and as long as the list runs. It reduced the cravings by 13.9 percentage points, which is about one-fifth of the time during the entire seven day study period.

The results were very encouraging and lasted for a whole week. Matt Keezer concluded, saying, “It is an unusual and interesting miracle, but because it has worked does not quite conclude it. Over time, the participants may grow fond of this, more familiar and the benefits, still there, might take a deep decline.” That is to say that the study only proves that the Tetris effect is of its greatest essence.

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Bestselling author Samantha Mui rewrote her story to follow her passion for food

New book reveals the joys and struggles of 18 Asian women entrepreneurs who travelled many different paths to create their best lives

USA, February 23, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Food blogger and cookbook author Samantha Mui growing up was uncomfortable with her own Asian American identity. She was often overlooked by teachers and was seen as a troubled child by her peers, thus she also experienced being bullied. To escape from her reality, she would often daydream of hosting cooking shows. It wasn't until many years later when she landed her in culinary school, she realized she’d been a creative and hands-on learner – she learned way more in the kitchen than she had ever learned from a textbook. “I realized. I just didn’t find my place in a traditional school setting."’ Once I went to culinary school, I felt empowered and that gave me the courage to go back to community college to get a BA and then later get a master’s degree.”

Samantha earned those college degrees as a way of “collecting skills,” she says. “I was a communications major, then I became an international studies major, I was in debate. I was all these different things because I thought, ‘One day, I’m going to tell stories and I’m going to do it through food. And I don’t know how I’m going to do it.’ Essentially, I’ve been working 10 years trying to learn all these different skill sets to either market myself, to talk about food, to be in the food space, and leverage that.” Now she posts her food blog at her Instagram @SammyEats and on her website. She has received glowing reviews for her beautiful and personal cookbook/memoir, Melting Pot: Stories from a Chinese American Daydreamer.

She shares much more about her path—how she grew up “too fast,” why she believes women need to validate themselves rather than waiting to be validated by a partner, and how she learned to “go hard on the things you really care about”—in the inspiring new book Asian Women Who Boss Up, by Tam Luc, the author, educator, and podcaster dedicated to helping women “boss up.” This collection of interviews with highly successful Asian women reveals how they have overcome obstacles and stereotypes, pushed past self-imposed limits, and defied expectations imposed on them by others, often their parents. This book is a master class of entrepreneurial advice and personal development guidance for any woman in search of role models who show that, yes, you can live the life of your dreams.

Follow her blog on her Instagram @SammyEats or find it at her website, SamTillyMui.wordpress.com. Melting Pot: Stories from a Chinese American Daydreamer is available online at Target, Barnes & Noble, or bookshop.org. In the San Francisco Bay Area, it is available at Omnivore Cookbooks, Eastwind Books in Berkeley, and Green Apple.

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Tam Luc is an international bestselling author and the founder of Women with Vision International who shares the triumphs, stress, and struggles of balancing her life to help women grow their businesses. After 20 years as an entrepreneur, she is able to help women leverage their messages and create the lifestyle they want through her unique book messaging strategies. Join us at https://womenbossupsummit.com/virtualsummit

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Tank Wagon Industry Driven By Increased Demand For The Liquids And Gases They Transport

Tank Wagons  Market Report 2021: COVID 19 Impact And Recovery To 2030

Tank Wagons Global Market Report 2021: COVID 19 Impact And Recovery To 2030

The Business Research Company’s Tank Wagons Global Market Report 2021: COVID 19 Impact and Recovery to 2030

LONDON, GREATER LONDON, UK, February 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — New year, new updates! Our reports have been revised for market size, forecasts, and strategies to take on 2021 after the COVID-19 impact: https://www.thebusinessresearchcompany.com/global-market-reports

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Increased demand for liquid and gases as a raw material in residential and petrochemicals sectors that use railways as one of the modes of transportation is contributing to the growth of the tank wagon market. This upswing in need is due to the lockdowns and bans on traveling, which has happened worldwide. According to Facts Global Energy (FGE) data, India was expected to buy 15.8 million tons of LPG from abroad in 2020, which is 9% more than in 2019. Furthermore, FGE had also estimated that Asia will buy 67-69.5 million tons of gas from abroad in 2020, which would be 1-3% more than that of 2019. The increase in need of PPE kits as well as cooking at home is causing a rise in demand for liquid and gas, which is fulfilled with help of tank wagons that are used to carry tons of these materials, thus driving the tank market.

The global tank wagons market is expected to grow from $62.59 billion in 2020 to $68.74 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.8%. According to freight wagons market research, growth is mainly due to the companies rearranging their operations and recovering from the COVID-19 impact, which had earlier led to restrictive containment measures involving social distancing, remote working, and the closure of commercial activities that resulted in operational challenges. The market is expected to reach $88.55 billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 6.5%.

The global tank wagons market is segmented by tank pressure type into pressurized railroad tank car, general purpose or non-pressurized tank car, by protection type into insulated, non-insulated, and by application into crude oil, ethanol, liquefied gases, biofuels, milk, chemicals, others.
The major players covered in the tank wagons valves market report are American Railcar Industries Inc., GATX, National Steel Car, The Greenbrier Companies, Trinity Industries Inc., Vertex Railcar, Union tank car company, American-Rails, Chongqing ChagnZheng Heavy Industry, TrinityRail Products, Caterpillar, Japan Oil Transportation., Kelso Technologies Inc, OmBesco Limited, Procor Limited, VTG Aktiengesellschaft.

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Professional Chef Hansel Bailey Launches New Professional Website

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, February 19, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Hansel Bailey recently launched a brand new personal and professional website. The website details his impressive career as a professional chef, in addition to showcasing the publications he has been featured in.

The About webpage provides an overview describing how Hansel Bailey is a self-taught, professional chef who has come to love all types of cuisine. Bailey received a full scholarship to one of the top culinary schools in the United States, the Institute of Culinary Education in New York. While Bailey was already a talented self-taught chef before attending the Institute of Culinary Education, he studied hard in college to learn all the best theories and techniques behind cooking. Upon graduation, he returned back to his hometown of Newport Beach, California, and spent years working at different restaurants in Newport Beach and Los Angeles.

Further, the Career portion of the About page chronicles Hansel Bailey’s rise in the restaurant industry. It explains how he quickly became one of the best chefs in Southern California, which led to him receiving job offers to work at some of the top restaurants in the country. From this moment, his career took off and he spent the next several years working in top-notch restaurants across the country, giving him valuable experience with all types of cuisine and styles of cooking. Bailey is currently working out of Newport Beach as a culinary consultant, helping chefs and restaurateurs develop their menus.

The newly launched website also features a Links page, where all blog posts and news articles featuring Bailey are featured. He has been featured in an exclusive interview with Thrive Global and also has a personal blog.

The Thrive Global interview is centered on what Bailey’s experience has been like as a professional chef, as well as the importance of following one’s dreams. The majority of the questions pertain to Hansel Bailey’s chosen career as a chef, such as what surprised him most when he began his career and what advice he could offer to aspiring chefs.

On his blog, Bailey writes about various lifestyle topics such as Bailey’s top recipes for picky eaters and his list of the best restaurants and eateries in Newport Beach.

To learn more, please visit https://hanselbailey.com/.

About Hansel Bailey

Hansel Bailey is a professional chef from Newport Beach, California. Bailey has spent his career working in several kitchens all over the United States. He is currently working as a culinary consultant, helping other professional chefs and restaurateurs bring their menus and locales to life. Given Bailey’s years of experience in all types of kitchens, he is able to come up with delicious dishes across a range of cuisines, from fine dining to hearty homestyle.

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New release: The Spanish-English Dictionary of Gardening and Landscaping

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The Spanish-English Dictionary of Gardening and Landscaping

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OAXACA, OAXACA, MEXICO, February 19, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — ALIFORM PUBLISHING is proud to announce the release of its newest publication.

The Spanish-English Dictionary of Gardening and Landscaping
El diccionario español-inglés de jardinería y paisajismo

The Spanish-English Dictionary of Gardening and Landscaping is a useful tool for both professionals and homeowners. Flowers, plants and trees; fruits, herbs and vegetables; the garden, greenhouse and nursery; tools, materials and hardware, and much more, all in a categorized, easy-to-read format.

El diccionario español-inglés de jardinería y paisajismo es una herramienta útil para ambos profesionales y propietarios. Flores, plantas y árboles; frutas, hierbas y vegetales; el jardín, el invernadero y el vivero; herramientas, materiales y ferretería, y mucho más, en un formato categorizado y fácil a leer.

Now available in both paperback and ebook format.


This bilingual dictionary is part of our series "The Spanish-English Dictionary of…" Check out The Bilingual Dictionary of the Building Trades, Spanish English and look for our upcoming dictionaries of cooking and auto mechanics.

Book editor Jay Miskowiec holds his PhD in comparative literature from the City University of New York. At present he is the co-director of Earthquake Arts in San Pablo Etla, Oaxaca. When he's not translating Latin American novels, you'll find him in his garden getting his hands dirty.

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