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Do You Have the Courage to Take Control of Your Life?

take control of your lifeFor many of us, just getting through the day can be hard.

As for controlling our own lives, that can seem like an impossibility. If you do not control your own life, however, who does?

Does giving someone else the power over you really make you a happier person?

It happens that some individuals hand over the power to control their lives to other people causing it to be in constant turmoil.

It is only now that they are starting to look for ways to take that power back.

After all, sometimes all it takes is one small step every day, and you may soon find yourself living the life you always wanted.  Read the full article…»

How a Retirement Home Can Inspire a Healthy, Active Lifestyle

retirement communityWhat defines a retirement community as truly active?

What amenities, activities and events will inspire its inhabitants to get on their feet and get moving?

Being active is one of the essentials for living a happy, healthy life in a retirement home.

If you are looking at potential locations for your elderly loved ones, you’ll want to cross check the communities that turn up during your research with the information provided in this article.

Your research starts here.  Read the full article…»

Fruits: Can You Have Too Much of a Good Thing When Juicing?

JuicingAre all fruits created equally? Can you have too much of a good thing? Which fruits are best? Let’s find out.

Fruits, generally, are good for you. But not all fruits are created equal.

While some have huge health benefits, others don’t pack quite the nutrient punch you might imagine.

Some are higher in calories and sugar but contain lots of nutrients, others are lower in sugars but also less rich in vitamins and minerals.

The nutrients, vitamins, sugars and calories in fruits differ hugely.

Here we have taken a look at five fruits that you should include in your juicing diet – but which should always be consumed in moderation.  Read the full article…»

Investing in Your Future: Do It the Right Way

InvestingNo matter how much money we make, we always find excuses not to save any money and not to start investing.

You can look for another excuse not to do it or you can simply find the way, even while earning a very modest income. 

I started investing my hard-earned money when I was making only 15,000/year working as a cashier at a Wal-Mart store many years ago.

The company was offering 15% match on any amount invested by employees in Wal-Mart stock. At that time I did not know anything about the stock market, how it works and what it could offer.

However, I decided to invest $200/month and the company would give me $30 worth of Wal-Mart stock for my contribution. It seemed like a great decision to start investing in my future.  Read the full article…»

5 Sure-Fire Ways to Master the First Date

first dateWent through a painful divorce or break-up recently?

Everyone knows how difficult it could be to restart your life from scratch.

You have to learn all over again how to meet new people, make new friends, fall in love and start new relationships.

When you feel ready to start dating again, the question is where to go to meet quality people?

Depending on your age, interests and background, you can meet new people at coffee shops, gym, book stores, church, taking a class, going to the park or social functions.

You can also open yourself up to online dating that became very popular in the past decade.

First dates can cause an anxiety attack even in the most confident people, so preparing for your date is very important.  Read the full article…»

Reduce Your Personal Debt: Fast and Easy Ways to Get Out of the Red

personal debtYou are in way over your head.

You should never have gone into this much personal debt, but here you are.

This is no time to despair, and it does no good to sit and beat yourself up over it.

What you need is a solution.

Fortunately, getting out of personal debt isn’t as difficult as it sounds – at least not logistically.

You just need a plan and the commitment to follow through on it.  Read the full article…»

3 Effective Medication Management Tips For The Elderly

medication management tipsSeniors on medications may bug you.

While it may seem that seniors pop pills morning, noon, and night, it is no laughing matter.

The number of medications required by some elderly has been increasing at a mind-boggling rate in recent years.

And the serious side of this increased use of medication is the risk of mismanagement.

This can result in consequences ranging from ineffectiveness to, in the most damaging scenarios, loss of life.

The Hospitalist mentions that more than two-third of hospitalized seniors had an adverse effect as a result of drug intake over a four-year period.

This heavy of medication officially known as Polypharmacy in medical circles.

44% of men and 57% of women above 65 take 5 or more medications a week: nearly 12% of both genders take 10 or more pills per week.

In addition, as older adults metabolize and respond to common medications differently than their younger selves, they are more susceptible to variety of additional problems from their medications, informs an article published in American Nurse Today.

What can you do to help elderly manage medications effectively?

Besides overseeing some of the common mistakes, such as overdosing and taking incorrect drugs, consider the following medication management tips to be proactive about the medications your loved ones are taking:  Read the full article…»

How to Achieve a Peaceful Outdoor Aquatic Space

aquatic spaceDuring the summer it’s easy to stay indoors where white bedding, white linen tablecloths, and elegant table  runners make your home a peaceful and inviting environment.

However, despite the easy living of staying indoors, it’s nice to get outside and work in your yard and pond area, isn’t it?

Spend the extremely hot days inside, but be sure to make time to work on your pond in the afternoons. Also be sure to make your fish in the pond at home by investing in the right supplies.

A recent study showed that over one-hundred-million ornamental fish across the U.S. are at risk of increased aggression due to insufficient outdoor aquatic space and supplies.  Read the full article…»

Affordable Fashion Tips for a Fun Filled Summer

designer jeansFor several years many people have gone through tough economic times.

People who weren’t good at budgeting before are now living on a strict budget to help pay off debt, or are struggling just to live from day to day.

Many people are also still wondering if it is still possible to buy the things they love while living on less and the answer is yes.

If you desire to own  affordable  fashion for a fun filled summer, you may be surprised that the answer is not always to shop for the most affordable clothing, but for high quality clothing that ultimately is affordable and will last you for years to come.  Read the full article…»

Self-Care: Healthy Habits to Get You Past Your Divorce Unscathed

after divorce

Regrettably, you’ve just realized that you’re getting a divorce. It’s finally sinking in. You have a choice.

You can speed through the classical steps or you can become a victim of them.

1. Most people start out in denial.

You have probably already been there. You didn’t want to believe it was over.

2. The next step most people experience is shock.

They’re shocked that they could ever be in this situation. Some people panic.

Others fly into a rage. Some people go emotionally numb and don’t feel anything.

During this stage, it doesn’t ever feel like you’ll come out of it alive.

3. The next phase is a roller-coaster ride.

You can’t seem to settle your feelings and thoughts. You swing from being hopeful to being utterly destroyed by your ex.  Read the full article…»

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