Abuse of the elderly, Signs to Look For

Abuse of the elderly, Signs to Look For

  When placing our elderly relatives in care homes, we expect a standard of care and consideration. We expect them to be respected, looked after, cherished and to have their golden chapter of life one worth living. We often make the decision to bring them to a community like this so they can take care of themselves more appropriately, and perhaps mitigate a health condition they are experiencing. Of course, from time to time we hear on the news stories…

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Does Living with Disability Have to Impact my Independence?

Does Living with Disability Have to Impact my Independence?

   Does living with Disability have to impact my independence? Disability, illnesses, and regular aging can all have an impact on your ability to look after yourself. These challenges often make life very hard, turning the simplest tasks into monumental jobs, leaving people to rely on others to look after them. In this position, though, most people won’t want to have someone else handling their life for them. Instead, they will want to maintain independence, regardless of what they are…

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EMPOWERMENT, TIPS TO LIVING SUCCESSFULLY

EMPOWERMENT, TIPS TO LIVING SUCCESSFULLY

Empowerment, and living successfully. It’s a struggle for many of us. Isn’t it?  With so many things in our lives pulling us in all different directions, we need to have a focus. Otherwise, we can be left wondering what to do, and left unsure of what we should be doing in our lives. Work, health, mental health, and the people we surround ourselves with, can all have an impact on us as well, and we can be left feeling down…

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Through My Mother’s Eyes

Through My Mother’s Eyes

  Through my mother’s eyes. Ahh, its that time again, the upcoming anniversary of my mother leaving this plane. And although my spiritual self is always in contact with her, there is still this sense of missing her presence. Lately though I am drawn to wondering how it all looked through my mother’s eyes. And how also coincidental that her death happened at a season’s change, autumn, the season of entering deep introspection and change? THE TIME OF COMING UP DEFINES…

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New Wheelchair User? Here are some tips!

New Wheelchair User? Here are some tips!

    New Wheelchair User? So many new things to learn. Here are some tips to help make that adjustment time easier. If you are a new wheelchair user, the process of adjusting can be a long one. In some ways, your life will be improved exponentially by the change; the move into a wheelchair opens a new world to you, and provides mobility that you may have otherwise struggled to achieve. On the other hand, there is usually a…

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Reasons to become a phlebotomist

Reasons to become a phlebotomist

Reasons to become… a phlebotomist?  Looking for a new career? And wondering about different options? Have you thought about becoming a phlebotomist? Do you know the reasons to become a phlebotomist? I know that might indeed sound a bit strange. But in reality, anything in the medical field is an evergreen position that means you will always have a job. Just like a nurse! A phlebotomist, is someone who is a vampire.No only kidding. Its a person trained in using…

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Massage, and our health

Massage, and our health

MASSAGE AND OUR HEALTH  There are some obvious things we all enjoy when receiving a professional massage. It’s relaxing and leaves us feeling great. For some people, it also has the benefit of relieving pain or tension. Massage can have far more positives than you may initially realize, below are just a few. So massage and our health do go together! When we live successfully we realize that attending to our physical body is important to our total health. So…

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Stress in our lives? Hmm what to do?

Stress in our lives? Hmm what to do?

Oh No! Stress In Our Lives?  Stress. It’s something that we all experience in our lives, and something that we need to deal with accordingly. If we don’t, then it will only build up to the point where it could start to have a very negative effect on our health and well being. So stress in our lives is a big deal! Many people find that they suffer from some mental health issues whenever they go through periods of extreme…

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Companion Dogs, do they impact our emotions?

Companion Dogs, do they impact our emotions?

    Companion dogs, do they impact our emotions?  When we have  companion dogs are we healthier? Do they impact our emotions? The companionship a dog can bring is second to none.  There’s a certain stability in terms of the connection between the two of you, that is hard to find with a human.  Some could argue this comes from a place of codependency, in that a dog is clearly dependent on its owner to care for him. This is…

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Our pet is injured, OH NO! now what?

Our pet is injured, OH NO! now what?

      OUR PET IS INJURED, OH NO NOW WHAT? In the modern world, a huge portion of the population has a pet or two. With dogs and cats being by far the most popular, it’s easy to see where people’s preferences lie, and it makes sense given that they are mammals; just like you. Our pet is injured, oh no now what? Here are some helping ideas.  After adopting a creature like this, it doesn’t take long for…

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Gift box of love, to ourselves

Gift box of love, to ourselves

GIFT BOX OF LOVE, TO OURSELVES. ARE WE READY TO SEE THIS?  I heard this quote the other day, “I lay down my life for me.” Hmmm? And it started me thinking. I would certainly lay down my life for the people I love, but would I lay down my life for me? That was truly a hard question to look at.  Could I see my own worth and gifts? Was I willing to stand in my own power and stand…

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Looking after self, Tips to shine

Looking after self, Tips to shine

This is a contributed post Looking after self? Yes of course, we are ready to shine! Often we spend so much of our lives looking out for other people and wondering if they are all okay, and we spend such little time on ourselves. There are so many aspects of our own lives that we need to get right in advance. It is so important to make sure you are doing enough to take care of yourself these days. Yes,…

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Feeling Good About Our Looks!

Feeling Good About Our Looks!

Feeling good about our looks? Yes we can! This is a contributed post. It’s easy to feel unhappy with your looks nowadays. Social media apps such as Instagram have seen increasing numbers of people portraying idealised versions of themselves to the world, taking advantage of good angles, complementary lighting, and photo editing software to appear a whole lot more attractive than they may be in real. So feeling good about our looks is truly in our own hands.  So it’s…

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What is Your Soul’s Purpose?

What is Your Soul’s Purpose?

What is your soul’s purpose? LOVE IS OUR SOUL’S PURPOSE Whenever I hear that sentence, love is our soul purpose, it brings me clarity and focus. And honestly, it just fills me up. Does it do that for you too? What is your soul’s purpose?  I mean here we are living in a disenfranchised world, and yet I know now more than ever, living in loving ways is always the answer. Did you ever have a moment when that becomes…

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Living with chronic conditions? Hmm let’s find answers.

Living with chronic conditions? Hmm let’s find answers.

Back and Joint pain, living with chronic conditions Chronic pain is the most common long-term condition of all. One-in-four people live with it, and the most common types are back pain and joint pain. Avoiding a sedentary lifestyle is one of the most effective ways of treating it. Nowadays, office work is one of the greater risk factors, with poor posture being a big contributor.  Taking regular breaks from the desk and investing in ergonomic furniture, such as supportive chairs…

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