April 14, 2014

How to Look Younger

Detox, detox detox. Going to your dermatologist can only do as much if you are not taking care of yourself. Like eating right and exercising at least three times a week. Eat foods that have natural detoxifiers in them. Fruits and veggies and oatmeal that will help with your lower your cholesterol levels also. Do not let the tiring hours in the office stop you from doing a couple of hours of exercise per week. Even a three hour exercise can do wonders for your skin and your health.

Looking young is everyone’s favorite goal. Hence the Fountain of Youth. What a lot don’t really get is, it’s practically at the edge of your fingertips and it’s free. Loving yourself gives you that certain glow that no one will ever give you. Self loathing induced by a lot of reasons can disappear by a simple reminder that you are the best person to love you.

March 28, 2014

My Simple Dream

I’m not a girly girl—I’m quite independent for my age and I don’t really believe in love at first sight like many of my girl friends. I don’t ogle jocks or hunks or whatever. Boy band members don’t make me want to scream at the top of my lungs. I’ve always thought of myself a little bit boyish since I was little.

But that doesn’t mean I don’t want to have my own family, or that I haven’t thought about weddings and falling in love. I have—many times. I’ve always imagined that my first marriage will be my last. I’m neither a hopeless romantic nor a fan of “promises of forever”, but ideally marriages are supposed to last a lifetime. That’s what I want. I haven’t actually thought of my dream wedding, like what the motif would be or which flowers I’ll choose for the bouquet—all I’ve dreamt of is that it will be the happiest day of my life, no matter where or when it happens because I’ll know that it will be the start of a new chapter together with my chosen partner for life.

March 15, 2014

Commune With Nature And Find Peace

I am a worrier. If I don’t get my stress levels in control, my body responds in not so pretty ways. For example, I’ve had stomach ulcers and I’ve been depressed. To cope with the demands of my job and my family, I’m very busy and there are times when I forget to have some “me” time.

There are several activities that keep me sane. If talking to my friends doesn’t cut it, I go take a hike. I would visit a nature park usually. Sometimes, I bring my daughter with me. She is very talkative and funny. She will keep me entertained for the entire walk.

Many times, I walk alone. I make sure that it’s daytime and I inform people where I am. By doing so, I find time to be relaxed and to take a step back before the situation overwhelms me. I think it’s the smell of the air and the quietness of the trek that make me calm. I highly recommend it.

I Play the Music

I began playing the trumpet in school when I was 11. It’s really fun and I took it more seriously than other kids at school, but I still did not practice at home since it’s boring. I was trained to match the notes on the page to notes on the fingerboard that’s like learning the alphabet, but I could not see the outcome then as being poetry.

So I decided to give it up when I went in to the middle school and in due course learned to play the guitar. I can play any song I liked! I have a proper instrument and got tablature from guitar center, so I think that I don’t need anything else in this world.

March 7, 2014

Polio Shots Must Be Repeated

During my last physical, when my doctor was checking how up to date I was on my shots, I was extremely surprised that I needed another polio vaccine. Today, we hardly ever hear of polio victims in the western world, and many believe that polio is beaten. Everyone should know that polio is not gone, it is still out there, and we need to have a polio vaccines as children. It is necessary to be retreated if you plan to visit an area where polio is still active, like Africa, or if you are a healthcare profession that might encounter the disease. As I volunteer in a hospital, my doctor decided I needed another update.

Children should receive the vaccine in four doses. These are usually delivered with other early vaccinations. The first dose is given at 2 months, and the second at 4 months of age. The third dose is at 6 to 18 months, and the final booster is given at the age of 4 to 6 years. All children must have the vaccine before they start school. The push to vaccinate the children of Africa is ongoing, but is often a difficult fight due to the fear of some cultures that the vaccine is dangerous. The vaccine given should be made from an inactive or dead form of the virus and people cannot develop polio from the vaccine.

Prepare the best for a nice dinner

My friend Joshua is head of a company with considerable dimensions and he will give a fund raising dinner in order to sponsor some activities that he wants to launch in order to help his community, however, yesterday he called me to help him with things that might be needed in order to not miss a thing for the dinner.

Everything went just fine, we had all the food, guest list well elaborated, and the advertising was exceptional thanks to the local community that help to spread the information, the major problem went with the least expected, we forgot the table skirt one day before the dinner, so we rushed to buy it and fortunately we made it just in time.

February 17, 2014

Not Your Neighbors From Hell

If there is one thing my family loves, it is karaoke. We also like to play our musical instruments in the basement. However, most of our neighbors do not agree with us. In fact, during our karaoke session, one of our neighbors called the cops. I knew that we could get in trouble if we did not fix it soon, so my wife and I had to look for a solution.

We decided to cover our basement walls with materials that would act as sound barriers. We found foam sheets in an online store which would do the job. Together with other workers, we covered the walls, from floor to ceiling with the said materials. It did a great job in making sure that the sound we make does not escape from the basement.