2.14.2019

Taming Old Mother Time! Coping With The Emotional Repercussions Of Aging


Every time we hit some sort of age milestone, we think that we're getting over the hill, and the inevitable decline is only around the corner. But we have to get over ourselves and realize this is a fact of life. Yes, you may have a few gray hairs, but what's more important in aging is the mental health aspect of it. It's not how old you are, it is how you are old. If you feel yourself to be getting on in years and this is getting you down, what can you do to cope with the emotional repercussions of aging?

Dealing With The Afflictions Head-on
The signs of aging show up early; gray hair, wrinkles, but also our hearing and eyesight begin to deteriorate. But don't let hearing impairment bring you down, because there are an abundance of tools to help us. Hearing aids aren't necessarily relegated to those that are approaching their end of life. And besides, most of us wear glasses from such a young age, so why should we treat the fact that part of our faculties is supposedly weakening? We can work to make them function at their best, not just in terms of our hearing, but there are exercises we can do to improve our focus and strengthen our eyes. But also a lot of people believe their muscles to get weaker as they get older, and there's “nothing” you can do about it. Resistance training has been shown to improve strength, without the high impact of lifting free weights. If there's a problem, we can get around it!

Dealing With The Isolation Aspect
As we get older, we start to think more about how fleeting life is. Maybe a friend passed away, or we start to lose relatives, and it all adds up to a melting pot of concern, but we also realize that our time on this planet is short. But on the other hand, if we take all this to heart, and let it worry us a lot, we won't live life to its fullest. In addition to this, as we get older, we can feel bound by isolation, which is a very common thing in much older people. But instead, we've got to realize what's important to us, and this could be family, friendship, or even or our career. What we have to keep an eye on as we get older is that we are happy in what we're doing and the path we are on. Because this is what will help us cope with the more isolating aspects of aging. And besides, nobody's in it alone, but there are people who worry about their first gray hair, and then there are others that accept the fact that it is a part of life. Which one do you believe at the moment?

It doesn't have to be a major worry. But when we get older, we can feel an overwhelming sense of worry, either because we're getting old and it shows up on our face, or we realize we haven't done as much as we wanted to with our lives. But you are the master of your domain, so it's your responsibility to deal with this head-on. It doesn't have to be anxiety-inducing, and in fact, it can be the wake-up call that you need.

2.12.2019

How to decide on your wedding venue


When it comes to your wedding, the venue is pretty much one of the main parts since it’s actually where you celebrate your new marriage, and oftentimes it’s the same place you actually get married, so it’s not a decision to be taken lightly.

The thing with picking a wedding venue is that it can be quite overwhelming since there’s simply so much choice, and let’s be honest, most places - even the most simple of ones are just stunning. Not to mention there’s then the question of whether you want to get married locally or in another city or country - or even have a destination wedding on the beach.

Whilst there’s certainly no right or wrong choice when it comes to where you get married and where your reception venue is if they’re not the same place, it’s certainly something you need to have decided upon before you start planning the rest of the wedding since everything else is pretty much going to depend on this and be worked around it.

Pick your location:

The very first step in starting to narrow down your potential wedding venue is to decide on the location in which you’ll get married. So, for example, if you want to get married in your home town or city then you can start visiting some places like hotels or venues that may offer wedding packages and see which ones you like most. If it’s a destination wedding you’re after, then you’re going to want to decide on the places you would consider and start researching those options.

Pick your climate:

If you can’t make a decision on whether to get married at home or abroad, then a quick trick to help you narrow this down and make your decision a bit easier is to choose which kind of climate you’d like to be in when you get married, which will make it easier to pick the location and help you narrow down your venues that could be possible contenders for your wedding. So, for example, although the weather is unfortunately one of the things we really have no control over, there are definitelty better chances of some climates having nicer and warmer weather for your wedding than others, so if you’re set on getting married outdoors in a warm climate, then a destination wedding on a beach is likely to be a good bet for this.

Think of the size of wedding you want to have:

The size of your wedding will have a big impact on where you get married, so it’s a good idea to know roughly the kind of wedding you want to have, since this will give you more freedom to narrrow your venue choices down and also make things like choosing your catering and even picking your band through AliveNetwork.com. Figuring out the size of your wedding will really help you when it comes to picking your location because for a destination wedding it’s likely to be smaller, so if you want a few hundred people to attend, then this is pretty much out.

Think of the cost of the venue versus your budget:

Every wedding should have an allocated budget, so you need to be aware of how much the venue is going to cost in comparison.

How to Make Your Home a Stress-Free Place for Children



Childhood stress has increased over the past few decades, with around 40 percent of kids reporting that they worry too much. A certain amount of stress is normal and can help children develop skills that are needed to deal with daily situations, however, too much stress can disrupt early brain development and lead to a variety of health problems. Here are a few ways you can make your home a stress-free place for children.

1. Remove all clutter
The National Institute of Mental Health found that kids living in a severely cluttered environment often have elevated levels of distress, experience less happiness, and have more difficulty forming relationships and making friends. Not to mention, clutter can also foster unhealthy eating habits, trigger respiratory issues, and encourage feelings of isolation. Keep your home as clean as possible by routinely throwing away junk, keeping items stored in the appropriate places, vacuuming floors, and wiping down counters.

2. Have open conversations
Some children experience stress from traumatic events, such as a loved one passing, a big move, divorce, or a debilitating illness. Take the time to talk to your child about any big changes happening in his or her life and try to get them to tell you how they’re feeling. If they don’t feel like talking, encourage them to keep a journal where they can write and get their emotions out on paper. Letting your child know that you’re there as a pillar of support is a great form of reassurance and allows them to shove off some of the stress that’s been building inside of them.

3. Address stimulating factors
Some children can display over-sensitivity to home stimuli like fluorescent lighting, pungent odors, or loud sounds. Reducing these distractions can help decrease stress levels and make your child more comfortable in the home. Block out bright outdoor light with blackout curtains, repair any appliances that are giving off loud sounds, soundproof your child’s room with a sound-absorbing rug or door blocker, and avoid using household cleaning products with strong scents.

4. Create a safe space for your child
If your child has anxiety or gets stressed often, create a space where your child can have some downtime and enjoy doing something they love. This space could be your child’s bedroom, a sunny kitchen nook, or even a tucked away alcove in a playroom or living room. Stock this area with books if your child likes to read, art supplies as a way of expressing creativity, and pillows and blankets to create a sense of coziness and comfort.

5. Encourage sleep
Sleep deprivation is one of the biggest culprits for stress and anxiety and can be remedied by getting at least eight hours of sleep every night. Make sure the mattress in your child’s bedroom is comfortable, swap out lumpy or old pillows for comfortable, supportive ones, set the room temperature between 60 and 67 degrees, and have your child stick to a consistent sleep schedule, even on the weekends.

2.11.2019

The Best Travel Friendly Swimwear From CoolTan

When going on holiday one of the most essential travel items you definitely don’t want to forget
to pack is a great swimsuit or two. Even if you’re heading off to a wintery wonderland or jetting
off to a tropical island, you just never know when you might need a swimsuit. Swimming in the
ocean, taking a dip in the pool, or hitting up the jacuzzi or spa, a great swimsuit can make or
break your vacation. You want something that is going to be comfortable enough to wear all
day, without having to worry about wardrobe malfunctions or digging in straps, and you want to
look and feel great while wearing it. Plus, for most of us one of the best parts about going on
vacation is coming home with a nice glow, but swimsuits can often ruin what could be a great
tan because you are left with annoying tan lines that just won’t budge. That’s why I was super
excited when I found out about the company CoolTanⓇ and their amazing line of TanThrough
swimwear that lets you get a tan right through your swimsuit and is the best travel-friendly
swimwear for all your adventures!

CoolTan is doing what was previously thought of as impossible: getting a tan right through your
swimsuit. No more having to deal with messy tanning lotions and sprays, expensive tanning
beds, or pesky tan lines. With CoolTan you can get the most even, natural tan comfortably and
effortlessly.

The secret to what makes CoolTan’s TanThrough swimwear so amazing is their specially
formulated and uniquely patented Microsol V fabric. This Microsol fabric is knitted to create
millions of tiny pores that allow approximately half the sun’s rays through to get you a tan in
about the same time as you would with a medium-level SPF. But unlike a medium-level SPF
sunscreen you won’t have to worry about applying and reapplying, missing a spot and getting a
weird sunburnt patch, or streaky tan lines that can ruin a tan. The Microsol fabric means you will

get the most even and natural tan without even having to think about it, making getting the
perfect tan as easy as walking along the beach, lounging by the pool, or going boating with
friends.

The porous fabric in TanThrough swimwear is also great at letting air and water pass freely
through the suit to keep you cool and comfortable, even on the hottest of summer days, while
wicking moisture to dry up to 3x faster than normal fabric. This is such a great feature,
particularly when traveling, because it means you won’t have to wait hours and hours for your
swimsuit to dry before being able to pack it back in your bag. Because we all know there’s
nothing more annoying than a stubbornly wet swimsuit that refuses to dry and running the risk of
getting the remainder of your packed items wet and moldy. Plus, all of CoolTan’s swimwear is
machine washable so you can keep your suit super clean and get out all that salt and sand you
might bring home with you from the beach!

In addition to their line of TanThrough swimwear, CoolTan also has a variety of TanThrough
shirts that make tanning through your everyday activities even more comfortable and easy.
TanThrough shirts are made using that amazing Microsol fabric making them super comfortable
and moisture-wicking while also letting you get an effortless tan. The fabric also contains SPF 6-
10 so you can have a base layer of sun protection without even thinking about while getting an
even tan without tan lines, no more Farmer’s Tan! With a choice between Polos, Henleys, V-
Necks, and T-Shirts you have plenty of choices and style options that we are sure will become
your new go-to travel and everyday shirts!

I was really impressed and amazed at just how comfortable CoolTan’s TanThrough swimwear
was and I definitely think these are the best travel-friendly swimwear out there! CoolTan has a
variety of sizes, styles, and patterns to choose from for both men and women so everyone in the

family can find their new favorite swimwear for any occasion. Whether you prefer one-pieces,
structured suits or monokinis or more revealing halter and string bikinis women can find a
swimsuit that makes them look and feel fabulous! Men can choose between racers, fitted shorts,
swim trunks, and board shorts to suit their style preference and comfort level. Make sure to
check out CoolTan’s website and Instagram, @cooltansportwear to keep up to date on new
styles and sales and to see for yourself just how easy it can be to get a tan, right through your
swimwear or shirt!







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