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Ideas For Anybody Looking For A More Meaningful Career

Monday, July 15, 2019

Many of us are stuck with careers that don't satisfy our inner beings, and it's often because our jobs don't give us the opportunity to make a real difference to the world around us. Sure, we might make an income that affords us the opportunity to enjoy life, but we might still regret the fact that we aren't making much of an impact to the lives of those around us, especially those people who are obviously in need.

Could this be you? Are you dissatisfied with your career path? Are you toiling away at a job that has little to no impact on the world around you? If so, you might consider looking for a more meaningful career. By clicking on this article, this is probably something you have thought about already. But what should you do? There are hundreds of possibilities out there, so it's time to consider your options.

In this article, we aren't going to go into great detail on the various careers that could be open to you. You will need to commit to further research to learn more. However, we will give you a broad outline of some of the job possibilities that could be worth considering, each depending on your specific interests and those things that stir your passions.

Here are some ideas for you. 


Jobs within the healthcare industry


Not only are jobs in the healthcare industry generally well paid, especially if you study medicine, but they can also make a real difference to the lives of others. With the care that you give, you will improve the life chances of many.

If you are prepared for long-time study, you might consider becoming a doctor. This will open up many doors to you after graduation, with opportunities to specialize in a range of fields. You can find out more here. Alternatively, you might consider a nursing profession instead. This is often the preferred choice for many, not only because training is less demanding and time-consuming, but because it offers the potential for more time with patients in a caring capacity.

While doctors and nurses are the first job titles that come to people's minds when thinking about healthcare careers, there are many other job roles. For example, you could become a physical therapist, counselor, or an optician. You might even take an administrative role, perhaps working as a receptionist to give patients and clients a reassuring smile as they enter the health care establishment. Check out this extensive list of job roles in healthcare, and consider which, if any, would fit you as a person.

Jobs within the fitness and nutrition industries



According to statistics, adult obesity rates continue to rise. With too much time on the sofa, and with greater access to junk foods and takeaway foods, many people are putting their lives at risk on a daily basis. Is this something that worries you about others? If so, why not consider a career in fitness and/or nutrition. By educating and helping others, you could make a real difference to the lives of others.

So, you could become a dietitian or a nutritionist. You could then teach clients about healthy eating, giving them the information they need to make sensible food choices. While you could work for an employer, you might also set yourself up on a freelance basis, visiting people in their homes, as well as giving lessons in schools and other establishments on better eating habits. 

You might also become a personal trainer, and again, you could do this on a freelance basis if you wanted to move away from the 9 to 5 rigors of working for an employer. You can find out more in the following linked article, with ideas for starting a career as a personal trainer, and answers to the obvious question, where do freelance personal trainers work?

And when it comes to fitness, you might also consider a coaching career. Especially if you enjoy a particular sport, such as basketball, hockey, or swimming, you could train to be a coach, giving you the ability to teach others in schools and leisure centers. Not only would you be helping others improve their fitness this way, but you would also enjoy the benefits of working in a career that helps you live out your hobbies and passions. 

Not only but also…

Are you good with children? Why not consider a career in teaching or youth work. You can then actively help today's younger generation, setting them up for a better life ahead. You might also consider social work as a career, as this will give you the opportunity to help people and families in need within your community. Or what about charity work? If there is a specific cause that stirs your passions, you might actively get involved by working for them.

There is much you could do, and we have barely scratched the surface here. Consider our ideas, think about those careers that have raised an interest in you, and continue your research online. Life is too short to be in a career that holds little meaning to you, so if you are bored of your current position, start to look for better options today; jobs that will better your life and the lives of others. 

When Your Looking For The Best Detangling Brush...Evvver!

Thursday, July 11, 2019


So my girls ,Ria ,Erika and I all have shoulder length and longer hair.. and can all agree that a good hair brush is important...especially if we are brushing our hair when its wet. We are big fans and I know that the brushes are trusted not only by us but I was at the salon the other day and that's what the girls there are using and selling! Brushes are amazing! Plus so many colors and styles. 

Ria says: 
"Been a fan of the Wet Brush for a while so was nice to try the Wet Brush Flex. I thought my tangles were going to snap the flexible head of this brush but it powered through all my knots, only getting snagged a few times in the large openings between the rows. The brush head is very flexible, allowing it to bend with the contours of your head. Works great on wet or dry hair and the open-backed design of the brush is great for air flow when blow drying." 

Erika says:
"My wet brush is AWESOME!! I normally have a hard time brushing out my hair after a shower but this brush glides right through my hair. It handles knots like no other and makes brushing my wet hair pain free. I will never use another brush again!!"

Mom says: "Totally agree with the girls- these brushes glide through your hair..not like any other and a must try for anyone looking for a great hair brush!"



Top Night Shift Survival Tips

Working through the night is part and parcel of pursuing a career in nursing. Most nurses have to work nights at one point in their career, and some choose to do nights, rather than day shifts. When it seems like the whole world is sleeping, it can be tough to keep your eyes open, let alone focus on saving lives and making sure patients are as comfortable as possible. The good news is that there are steps you can take to survive night shifts. Long, 12-hour shifts through the night can take their toll both physically and mentally, and studies show that nurses who do nights are more likely to make mistakes and to develop health problems. Research suggests that shift workers are more likely to suffer from a string of conditions, from lung cancer and diabetes to heart disease and insomnia. While on the surface, night shifts may not seem appealing, it’s not all bad news. Nursing at night can offer opportunities to develop different skills, to gain valuable experience, to access a wider range of jobs and to enjoy a traffic-free commute. If you work nights, and you find yourself struggling to stay awake, the infographic below has some excellent coping strategies. Tips include increasing caffeine intake, taking a nap before your shift, getting as much light exposure as possible, doing regular exercise outside of work and taking breaks whenever possible. Sleep routines are largely governed by circadian rhythms, which dictate the movement of the body’s internal clock. Altering light and dark exposure can help to modify the clock, so it’s wise to invest in blackout blinds if you plan to take daytime naps. Working nights is no mean feat, but it is possible to survive the night shift.
Infographic Produced By Bradley University

CBD for ADD & ADHD

Wednesday, July 10, 2019




For those that don’t already know, CBD is a chemical compound that is derived from cannabis plants. In most cases, CBD products are specifically made from hemp plants, because they contain high levels of CBD and low levels of THC. THC is the chemical compound responsible for the high feeling that is commonly associated with marijuana use. CBD does not have these psychoactive properties, and does not get users high like THC does. CBD products come in many forms, including oils, tinctures, or edibles. Finally, CBD has been rumored to reduce anxiety, a common symptom among those who have been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Because CBD is a relatively new in terms of its legality, there is little long-term scientific research regarding the benefits of CBD use for ADD or ADHD patients specifically. However, word of CBD’s potential benefits, and general lack of negative side effects, has been enough to compel some people to try it for their symptoms. The evidence of this is shown by a large number of online testimonials from people who claim to have used CBD to help alleviate their symptoms for a number of conditions.


Generally speaking, about half of the people who have tried CBD for ADD claim some positives with regard to alleviation of their symptoms. They cite that CBD helps them relax, and feel less manic on average. One 2011 study showed that of a group of 24 people with social anxiety disorder, half who took CBD were able to speak in front of a large audience without incident. Another 2017 study looking at CBD oil and ADHD in adults found that the oil improved some symptoms, but also stated that more studies were needed to confirm these findings. Unfortunately, no single research team has studied the effects of CBD oil for ADHD symptoms specifically on a long-term basis. However, there are multiple studies that show CBD works as a natural anxiolytic, and can help promote a sense of calm in users. Thus, there are many patients whose ADHD symptoms improved after adding CBD to their regimen.

While that seems like great news, it should be noted that some people who took CBD for ADD and ADHD symptoms did not report any changes. This is most likely due to the fact that everyone’s physiological makeup is slightly different. Another potential reason for this lack of consistency could be that CBD users have noticed that different brands of CBD oil work differently for them. This is most likely due to the different strains of cannabis that are used in their creation, or the different extraction and processing methods that are used by various companies.

While CBD may potentially benefit some patients with ADHD, it’s extremely important to talk to your doctor or physician before taking CBD, as it may interact with other medications. User should be especially careful if they are on other medications metabolized through the liver, as CBD is metabolized by the same enzyme in the liver that metabolizes many other medicines and supplements.

Technically speaking, one is doing an experiment on oneself by taking CBD for ADHD without the recommendation of a healthcare professional. Still, this won’t stop some adults with ADHD from self-medicating with cannabis. Many people in this category already report a preference for cannabis over their prescription ADHD medications. Even a small number of doctors and psychiatrists in the US prescribe cannabis medication for ADHD, still some ADHD medications have sedating qualities and there may be additive effects that may not be beneficial. However, usually CBD is well tolerated, and any side effects are generally mild.

It is also important to check CBD product labels to ensure you are getting a pure product, and that you are buying from a reputable source. Many CBD companies have lab test results of their products, giving you a breakdown of exactly what’s in it, including any trace elements, usually down the micro-gram.



In conclusion, despite the lack of long term medical research and scientific studies regarding CBD for the treatment of ADHD, there is a vast amount of anecdotal evidence for CBD use in the treatment of ADHD symptoms and numerous other health conditions. Many people are simply seeking relief from their condition any way they can. CBD provides them with a natural, healthy alternative to prescription drugs without the risk of potentially serious negative side effects, and without having to pay exorbitant amounts of money to doctors and pharmaceutical companies. Despite push back from pharmaceutical companies regarding the use of CBD as a relief supplement for various conditions, one need only check a reliable message board such as Reddit to see the real life testimonials of actual people who have used CBD as a treatment method for their conditions with successful results.

The use of CBD as a treatment method for ADHD symptoms or other conditions may not be right for everyone, but if it manages to help even one person, doesn’t it warrant that further study is needed and should be encouraged? As more evidence comes to light, and more people become aware of the potential benefits of CBD and experience it for themselves, the stigma surrounding cannabis based treatments may begin to fade. Time will tell, but based on current trends it might not be long before CBD is a widely accepted treatment method for ADHD and several other conditions as well.

Gifts For Brothers And Sisters

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Buying for your brother or sister can be difficult! We have some advice.




Sisters


Are you looking for gifts for a sister who has everything? We know how difficult it is to find a present for a sibling, but don’t worry!


One thing all women love is to be pampered, and there is a huge assortment of gifts online to cater to this, including:
·      Snug Fleece Blanket with Arms
·      Seasonal Bath Gift Sets
·      Foot Muffs
·      Tea Lights
·      Pajamas
·      Lip Gloss
·      Reed Diffuser


Perhaps your sister is into ponies and unicorns? You may feel that this is a craze for five-year-olds, but you’d be surprised by how many women love unicorn and pony themed gifts. It’s certainly on-trend at the moment!


Clever gadgets and useful gifts always make a great impression. These are the type of presents that make people say ‘wow’. They will get a lot of use out of them, and they look impressive too. Here are some examples:
·      Ring holder – Does your sister wear a lot of jewelery? Make sure she never loses it with this gift.
·      High Heel Cake Server – Because, let’s face it, all women dream of eating cake off a pair of high heels!
·      Wireless Smartphone Touch Speaker – Stop your sibling from constantly complaining that their phone is out of battery.
·      ‘Stay Cool’ Ice Towel – If your sister is a gym bunny, this gift is a must. This towel stays cold for hours – the perfect remedy after a deadly spin class.
·      Candyfloss Maker – Who doesn’t love delicious, sweet candyfloss? If you are struggling to pick a gift for your sister, you can’t go wrong with this.


Brothers


Men love gadgets too! We have plenty of ideas, including:
·      Bottle Bike Bag – Does your brother cycle to work? If so, make sure he stays hydrated on the way with a bottle bike bag.
·      Meat Thermometer – If your brother likes to cook, this is a great gift choice. Find us a man who doesn’t like a big, juicy steak!
·      Golf Ball Finder Glasses – These glasses will make sure that any golf fan does not spend too long looking for their golf balls.
·      Plectrum Punching Machine – If your brother plays the guitar or bass, they will be able to personalize their plectrum with this cool gift.
What about a tech present? Wireless Bluetooth Headphones are particularly popular. After all, you can’t go wrong with a gift like this. If your brother is constantly complaining about his phone running out of battery, an iPhone USB Charger Key ring is an excellent choice.


Buying gifts for a brother and his girlfriend can be particularly different. You want to get something that they will both enjoy, and so it is a bit of a balancing act. Why not consider one of the following?
·      Waterproof Shower Radio – This is a gadget that both men and women can enjoy. Take singing in the shower to a new level.
·      Personalized Photo Puzzle – A personalized photo puzzle is great because you can choose a photo that means a lot to your brother and his girlfriend while also giving them some fun entertainment.

·      Wine Gift Box – A nice wine gift box for them both to enjoy is guaranteed to go down a treat.

6 Tips to Manage Your Vendors for Your Wedding

Friday, July 5, 2019

6 Tips to Manage Your Vendors for Your Wedding 
With so many moving parts, wedding planning can be stressful. You’ll be trying on dresses, communicating with guests, and making decisions you won’t see put together until your big day. The one thing you want to run smoothly above all else is your relationship with your vendors. 

Once you have contracts with all of your vendors, you’ll want to figure out the best way to manage them all. Following these tips will make sure you have as much fun as possible planning your wedding so you can have amazing memories to reflect on while you’re having fun after your wedding.

One Point of Contact


Before you begin any wedding planning, you should decide which email address will be your main point of contact for all of your vendors. Having a single email inbox for wedding planning will help manage all of the communication you get from everyone that is part of planning your big day. It might even be a good idea to create a new email address to direct all wedding related messages. This means even less shuffling through other emails.

In addition to sending vendor emails to one place, you can register for bridal giveaways and wedding websites with this email address. Also, if you need to forward anything between vendors, you won’t need to worry about searching through multiple accounts. If you ever need to message multiple vendors the same information, you can easily blind copy all of them. Talk about efficiency!



Leave an e-Paper Trail


Now that you know where you’ll be directing all of your wedding correspondence, it’s essential to get everything in writing. It doesn’t matter if it’s a physical document or via email. You should follow up with any phone or in-person conversation you have through email. 

This gives you the opportunity to make sure you’re both on the same page regarding your expectations and receive a confirmation of any agreement that’s discussed. Also, you should scan copies of your contracts with each vendor and upload them to the cloud so you can easily access them if you have any questions during the planning process.


Stick to Your Budget


Money can be a huge stress point when planning a wedding, so it’s crucial that you communicate your budget to your vendors. Before you begin interviewing vendors, create a budget that you can are committed to so you don’t end up spending more than you can afford.

When you know how much you can spend in each area, you’ll be able to manage expectations after you chose a vendor. If you have some wiggle room after signing a contract, that doesn’t mean that money should go elsewhere on your budget sheet. You never know if there will be additional fees that come up later. For example, if you have more guests at your wedding than you expected would RSVP with a yes, you’ll want to have that extra money to afford additional food or an extra member of the waitstaff.

Set Up a Timeline


There are two types of timelines you want to create with your vendors. First, you’ll want to create a communication timeline. This will be for you to know when to follow up on certain items and finalize your plans with each vendor. 

Second, you’ll create a timeline for your big day. This timeline is more literal because you’ll want to know what time each vendor is showing up, where they’ll arrive, how long they’ll be staying, and when they will leave. This will help you know when and where you’ll need point people to direct vendors.


Share Pictures and Videos for Reference


As you discuss your wedding day vision, it’s best to have photos to show your chosen vendors. You can provide pictures of different decorative styles for the ceremony, wedding cake decorations, centerpieces, and more. Photos make it easier for them to understand your vision better than if you verbally describe what’s in your head.

Your DJ or band won't be responsible for a visual aspect of your wedding, but you'll want to help them build the atmosphere you desire. You can search for videos of reception games to show your DJ for reference, and in case they haven't hosted that game before. Also, you want to be specific with some music choices, like what you'll walk down the aisle too. Your DJ won't know how long or what part of a given song to start playing at if you don't tell them.


Hire a Wedding Planner


The easiest way to manage all of your wedding vendors is to hire one more vendor. That person is a wedding planner. Their job is to handle all of the communication with your vendors on your behalf. This gives you one person to communicate with about all aspects of your wedding.

How To Quickly Improve Productivity Of Employees




Employees play a significant role in an organization. The more tasks your workers can do, the more value they’ll add to your business. Yet, whenever employees get subjected to poor conditions, their productivity level reduces.

As a manager, there are certain factors that affect employees’ productivity. A happy, vibrant and motivated staff is what makes a successful company. If you have a productive team, you’re assured of more profits and improved customer service.

But how will that happen? Here are 7 tips you can use to improve the productivity of employees:

Reduce The Number Of Meetings

Meetings assist in getting tasks done. But, a couple of them are time-wasters. In many circumstances, you’ll find meetings filled with redundant discussions. If you have a message to convey to your workers, you can email them or speak to them in person. 
As a manager, it is important to reserve meetings for special situations. Such as, when you want employees to brainstorm new ideas, or if you’re looking for a solution to a problem.

The next time you want to pass a message, ask yourself if you can do so via a phone call or email. This way, you’ll reduce unnecessary meetings and distractions, hence saving time.

Encourage Regular Breaks: Working for long hours reduces employees’ productivity. If you spend the whole day at a desk, your body will register low energy levels and, you’ll experience burn-out.

According to the recent research, 54% of deaths result from sitting for long hours. People who sit without making moves have a high chance of developing high blood pressure.

Employees’ need to take regular breaks to increase their concentration at work. For instance, you can allow your workers 10 minutes to grab a cup of coffee. Notice, high productivity has nothing to do with long working hours. So, employees' need to perform their tasks without having to sacrifice their health.

Improve Communication


Proper communication is important in any workplace. Without it, the organization will fail to meet its objectives. When information is not conveyed as expected, employees make assumptions. As a result, confusions arise, and tasks are not completed in time.

As a manager, you need a platform where there’s open communication between you and your workers. You should not allow your team members to share their ideas or problems only in the meetings. Instead, ask them to contact you via phone calls, emails or Skype.

Thus, effective communication enhances productivity. Also, it creates a solid relationship between managers and employees.

Offer Incentives. To increase job satisfaction and general performance at work, start recognizing your employees. You can start with a small gesture like a thank you note, a hug or announcing their achievement. This way, your employees will feel appreciated and, you’ll improve their confidence.

Also, give incentives for a job well done. For instance, you can increase the employee’s salary, or promote them. Besides, you can opt for a professional development. Surprise them with a training to assist in advancing their careers.

Moreover, you can go the extra mile and offer your workers a free family holiday. Be sure to check the family vacation packages which will suit them. Keep in mind, lack of recognition at work can force your employees to find jobs elsewhere.

Train Employees


 A well-trained employee will perform tasks well in the workplace. Forcing new employees to work on a difficult task can be dangerous. There will be poor performance, and productivity will decrease.

So, whenever you realize your workers lack a few skills, set aside time and train them. You don’t want to keep correcting their errors. Do you? There’re various ways to enhance their skills. You can coach them or allow them to take short courses.

While assisting your employees to improve their skills, you'll build an advanced workforce. Hence, an increase in productivity.

Consider Remote Working. Flexibility in the working hours will enable employees to perform better. Yes, remote working isn’t for everyone. But, it is fun with other workers. Employees who work from home tend to be more effective. In most cases, you’ll notice they log in extra hours to finish tasks.

Besides, some workers experience difficulty working in a noisy environment. Such events occur in open offices where you’re working with loud colleagues. Or when calls are being received. Such distractions can make one lose focus.

Remote working allows employees to perform tasks from anywhere without restrictions. For this reason, it will assist in improving work efficiency.

Enhance Workplace Ergonomics. Providing your workers with efficient tools and equipment will increase work efficiency. Poor ergonomics can lead to frustrations and fatigue. Imagine a situation where there's no printing device in the workplace.  And the employee has to wait for longer for work to get printed.

To increase productivity, you have to ensure that your workers are comfortable. Effective equipment reduces manpower. Besides, it plays a role in how people perceive your company.

All in all, it’s good to develop a conducive environment for your employees. First, start by getting rid of meetings. Next offer incentives, then allow effective communication. With that in mind, you’ll experience high productivity in your organization.

Love My T&K Wellness Subscription Box!

Thursday, July 4, 2019

I will say I love subscription boxes! They are a great opportunity to try a variety of brands and just the box arriving in the mail is exciting- like Christmas! But as well they are great for gifting. I would love a subscription box for my birthday, Mothers Day, Christmas, etc.. It's a gift that keeps giving !



One I just tried in Canada is the T&K Wellness subscription box. Products are non toxic, eco-friendly and all natural. All great for the environment but also with aging and being 50+ my body has become more sensitive to alot of products so going more natural helps me in that respect as well.
But did I tell you how fun these boxes are to get in the mail?? 



So you can buy a box, buy a subscription, gift a box or subscription or shop in their store for those single products in your box.

T&K Wellness  introduces you to the plethora of non-toxic, natural, and eco-friendly products that are available. They make it easy and cost effective for you to try these products by selling them to you at a discounted price and delivering them straight to your door.

But what's in the box you ask? Well, you can read all about what your box will contain on their FAQ's page... Here is where they will discuss the box, shipping, gifting, returns, etc. As well below is a picture of my wellness box.



I received the July/ August box and loved everything in the box and had fun trying the products for sure. 

Irresistible Reasons To Study Medicine


Medicine is a wonderful industry isn’t he worms and one of the best industries for us to get into in 2019 and beyond. When it comes to us choosing a career path which offers stability and growth, medicine can really be the best of the best. Today we are going to have a look at the reasons why you should think about working in medicine this year.


Great prospects 

As soon as you choose to enroll in medical university you will have a whole world opening up for you and this can be the best thing for your future. Medicine is a wide field and you don’t only have one option when you start to study, there are tonnes of jobs in the medical field and this means that you can really stand to make a great living from your profession.


Lucrative 

The beauty of the medical industry is that it will always be funded well due to the need for its service. This means that you will be able to make a lot of money for your work as a medical professional and you will always have the chance to specialize and grow in your role. It is a lucrative job option and one which will help you to support yourself and your family and have a wonderful life this year.

Status 

One of the things which can make an impact on you both professionally and personality is status. Status is something which we all like to be able to show off, and as a doctor or any professional in the medical field, you will have status and people will be impressed when you tell them what you do for a living. 

Help people 

One of the best reasons and the main reason for many of us to join the medical community is to help people. As a professional in the medical field, you have the knowledge, skills and power to make a real impact on people every single day. Helping people from a position like this will not only make you feel some real pride in your work, but it will also make a difference in the lives of them and their whole family. You’ll be able to forge some real friendships during your time as a doctor and it can be something which will build your confidence and make you feel like part of a bigger community. 

Stability 

One of the main concerns that we may have with our career is the stability it will offer as the world changes and as technology starts to advance. There are certain career paths such as manual labor and retail which are becoming less and less reliable with the rise of technology and which can carry out the jobs much more efficiently than us. However, when it comes to medicine, this is a service which will always be needed due to our ability to think critically and carefully and be able to make decisions based on complex factors. Joining a career in medicine will help you to manage a stable career for life. 
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