Cork Flooring Vs Carpet – Which Is Better?

When it comes to choosing the right flooring solution for your household it can be a daunting task. There are some many different types of flooring it can make your head spin. Generally, most people end up going with carpet in rooms such as the living room and bedrooms. However, we’d like to compare another flooring solution to carpet, and it’s called cork flooring. This short article is going to compare these two flooring solutions and help you the consumers decide which will be better.

First, you’d assume that carpet with padding would be the most comfortable solution. Actually, cork is quite comfortable; this is due to its cellular structure. Cork material actually has hundreds of millions of honey comb like structures. These structures contain up to 90% gas and provide comfort to anyone standing or laying on them. These also help insulate; meaning temperatures will be easier to maintain and also allow some sound reduction.

Second, carpet isn’t anywhere near as durable as cork. Carpet can easily be damaged and stained and will show wear and tear after a few short years. However, the same cellular structure of cork that we talked about earlier actually makes it very durable. Cork can survive daily and high traffic use. In fact, cork can actually be compressed over 40% and return to its normal shape without damage; just think of a cork stopper in a wine bottle, it’s the same effect.

Third, carpet is terrible if you have pets. It can trap pet hair and dander and make it hell for someone who has allergies to pets. However, cork flooring does the exact opposite. Cork is proven to be anti-allergenic and makes it quite simple to clean up pet hair and dander with a simple broom and vacuum. Trust me, you’re friends with pet allergies will be grateful that you got a flooring solution that doesn’t drive their allergies nuts when they come over.

However, cork floors due tend to cost more than carpeting, this is due to the fact that carpet is widely available and cheap to manufacture. But, unknown to most consumers cork flooring is actually an eco-friendly product and sustainable natural renewable resource. This sadly is the reason cork costs more than carpeting; it can only be obtain from the cork oak tree that is located only in parts of Africa and the Mediterranean area. Plus, vendors always tend to charge more for so called green products, since certain customers will only buy green products.

Either way you look at it both carpet and cork floors have their own pros and cons. Hopefully this article gave you a basic idea on which solution might be best for you. If you’d like to learn more about cork flooring then visit the links below. They will help educate you more on this amazing flooring product and further consolidate your choice on what’s best for your household. So, if you’re ready to learn more then click on the links below.

What to Expect Once You Decide to Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking can be a very hard and difficult thing for some people. Especially for chain smokers, this can cause great physical and psychological trauma. But you should never give up and must quit this bad habit. Once you stop smoking then you may experience some problems. We can experience some discomfort after quitting smoking because our body and mind get used to the effects of smoking and start to react in the absence of smoking.

After quitting, your body may take some time to get used to of the absence of the effects of cigarettes. This is because of a compound called Nicotine in the cigarettes. This is an addictive substance found in tobacco. If consumed for long period, our body gets used to its effects and starts demanding it if not given. Nicotine makes our body dependent on it to function properly, that makes it necessary for the body to maintain a certain level of nicotine in the system. Our body and mind start giving us signal that we need to smoke. This is what makes it difficult for the smokers to quit smoking in the first place.

Lack of nicotine in the body may make you feel nausea, anxious and you may experience headache. You may also experienced extreme cravings for cigarettes. These symptoms are worst in the first forty eight hour of quitting smoking. This is a crucial time and you tell yourself that you will get past it without giving up. You may feel highly stressful during this period but remember that it is only temporary. The best way to get through this period is by reminding yourself that you are doing this for your own and your family’s good. Also, these symptoms will hurt for a few days only but if you don’t quit then the side-effects of smoking will be much worse.

The withdrawal symptoms may start as early as fours after your last cigarette and may last for up to two to four weeks. The first fourteen days after you quit are the most critical. This is the period that will determine your success or failure in your attempt.

In order to recover from these withdrawal symptoms quickly, you must treat them as a sickness and treat them accordingly. The common withdrawal symptoms after quitting smoking can be excessive sweating, headache, sensation in palms and feet, stomach cramps and nausea. Some people may also experience cold symptoms like sore throat, respiratory problems and coughing. This is because due to the absence of smoke in the lungs, they start to clear up and may cause some problems for a brief period.

Apart from these physical symptoms, most people also experience a lot of mental and emotional issues after they have quit smoking. The patient may become tense as it is a major change from his or her normal life. He or she can experience acute bouts of cravings for cigarette which may be extremely hard to control.

Many people even start throwing tantrums like children when denied to smoke. The patient may feel almost paralyzed by the lack of smoking as most people associate smoking with releasing the tension of work and family. Without smoking, they are left without a window where they can calm themselves down.

Many patients also suffer from insomnia, anxiety, irritability and vagueness. All these signs are of a confused brain that is used to of the effects of tobacco and nicotine and is demanding them from the body. That is why, the efficiency of people trying to quit smoking decreases during the first initial weeks. It is also common for many patients to start feeling depressed. This depression should subside in few weeks after they have quit.

You should be back on track within eight to twelve weeks after quitting smoking. The dependence on nicotine will be over and you will feel much more energetic and healthy than you ever did. Smoking will not only help you live a long and healthy life but it will also remove the dangers of second hand smoking from your loved ones. All you have to do is to bear the withdrawal symptoms and let that time pass through. It is a small price to pay for a lifetime of happiness.

Seizures, What Alternative Options Might be Available?

I would like to start out by saying I am not a doctor and I do not make medical claims, I am a concerned citizen who has a passion for researching smart alternatives for our health and sharing them with others who are taking an initiative to do their research and make their own educated decisions.

The first sign of a Brain Tumor may be a seizure.  Where the tumor puts pressure on an area of the Brain and causes the Brain to “short circuit” and get signals crossed which in turn can cause the body to experience some form of seizure, depending upon where the tumor is located.

A Heavy Metal Toxicity may be the reason for a seizure.  This can cause the Brain to “short circuit” as well because they are electically conductive.  The Myelin Sheath if insufficient, the Brain “short circuits” as there is no insulation to protect electrical neural travelling.

Asparmatame has been documented in Alternative health sites to have caused seizures in some individuals.  Asparmatame is an “Excitotoxin” and can have many detrimental affects on the body.  A book recommendation is “Excitoxins:  The Taste That Kills”, by Russell Blaylock, Neurosurgeon.

Low Blood Sugar, in children and adults can cause a seizure, (a drop of honey under the tongue can bring them out of it), as it allows the sugar to enter the blood stream rapidly.

Without knowing the exact cause of the seizures, or maybe you do and you are looking for alternatives to medication, surgury or radiation, below is a list of possiblities to ponder.

*Magnesium Supplementation can reduce the problem of Heavy Metal Toxicity.  Signs of Magnesium deficiency are :  increased irritability, disorientation, convulsions/seizures, psychotic behavior.  It also has a direct affect on the neuromuscular and cardiovascular system.

*Myelin Sheath, Lecithin promotes the growth of the Myelin Sheath.

*Brain Tumors, Vitamin B Complex, Zinc, Chromium Chloride, Sodium Vanadate can slow down Tumor Growth.  Cancerous Brain Tumors need anaerobic respiration via glucose metabolism to survive.  These minerals above simply blocks it.  A mixture of Clove Oil, Lavender Oil plus Camphor Powder is also peculiar if applied topically to possibly reduce the tumor.

*Here is a recommendation: (Again I am not a doctor, I have only researched alternatives and found them interesting and worth a try, I am only providing you with information that I have deemed credible but you need to draw your own conclusions.) 

     *Vitamin B Complex         100mg (w/Biotin) (Biotin helps with uptake of Vit C)

     *Vitamin B 12                   100mcg (is probably in the B Complex already)

     *Vitamin C                        1000mg/daily (w/Bioflavanoids)

     Brewer’s Yeast                  1000mg (this contains RNA/DNA)

      Kyolic Garlic                     600mg/daily

      Granulated Lecithin            (This will help build the Myelin Sheath, strengthens the Liver and Normalizes Sugars)

*Bathing in Epsom Salts can control seizures as well, any Pharmacology book will tell you that Magnesium (Epsom is one form) is the second most plentiful cation of the intracellular fluids and is essential for the activity of many enzymes and plays an importan role in neurochemical transmission and muscular excitablity.  (Epsom Salts are given to pre-eclamptic women via IV to prevent seizures).

I hope some of this information has been food for thought and that it has possibly helped with either alternative options to try or helpful information to educate and enlighten some of the questions you may have in regards to seizures.

It is always recommended to get as much nutrients, vitamins/minerals from food sources first and supplemental forms second.

In closing, I feel that “If you can cure a problem with vitamins or minerals, the problem is not disease, it is a dietary deficiency.”

Please check out the smart alternatives available through organic food options as well as quality vitamins and minerals, aromatherapy, bath salts, xylitol sweetener a healthy alternative to sugar and asparmatame. Visit, http://mysmartalternatives.com

Analyzing Your Conscience

Carl Jung’s method of dream interpretation is complicated because the dream language is complex. Only a genius like him could relate so many different aspects and understand their similarities.

His method of dream interpretation must be recognized as the only method that really helps us decipher the mysterious meaning of dreams. His remarkable research and his discoveries were not properly evaluated by the ignorant and indifferent world.

All the false dream interpreters who are misleading the public with their suppositions about the meaning of dreams would never be able to do even a small percentage of all the work that Carl Jung managed to do.

Since he was a genius, he managed to understand many things at the same time. Only a few souls could learn his lessons and really understand his discoveries about the meaning of dreams.

I was one of them because I had many psychological problems, but I couldn’t follow a treatment. At that time I was a young mother, and I had to be with my baby all the time. Fortunately, I was a good student, and I managed to learn the complicated meaning of dreams based on his lessons. Later I managed to continue his research, and simplify his method, after discovering a lot more.

I could continue the work of a genius because even though I was young and ignorant, I precisely obeyed the guidance of the unconscious mind that produces our dreams, especially after understanding that it is God’s mind.

In the beginning I didn’t have this vision. I believed that the unconscious mind was a powerful organ that produced our dreams to help us cope with our psychological problems, without supposing that it was more than just an organ.

When I perceived the sanctity of the unconscious mind I realized that it really is God’s mind. God thinks like a saint.

God’s reasoning is totally different from our reasoning because we think like demons. We want to believe that we are human beings, but this is not true. We are too cold and indifferent. Our goodness depends on rewards, impressions, and secondary intentions.

We inherit absurdity and evilness into our anti-conscience, which is our wild conscience and occupies the biggest part of our brain. Our tiny human conscience is only a spot. It must be developed through consciousness. This is why God produces numerous dreams with important messages for our conscience.

We tend to believe that intelligence is based on reasoning, while this is not true. Intelligence also is based on sensitivity. There are many things that our cold reasoning cannot perceive, but our heart can feel.

Goodness is more important than intelligence because you need goodness in order to find happiness. Without goodness you will never find peace. Without peace, your happiness will be false.

We are in fact demons with a tiny human conscience that has human characteristics, but is constantly influenced by our satanic anti-conscience. This is why we are far from real goodness.

We are hypocritical actors who keep pretending many things all the time. We don’t admit the truth even to ourselves.

Therefore, understanding the real meaning of goodness is not a simple matter for our evil and absurd conscience.

Our conscience is absurd and evil like our anti-conscience, even though it also is able to be reasonable and sensitive. We prefer what is bad, but we must learn how to be afraid of what is bad, and always prefer goodness and wisdom in life.

Our human conscience is developed when we understand the importance of goodness, and we stop liking dishonesty. When we develop only our reasoning without developing our sensitivity, we are unable to understand the meaning of goodness. This means that we don’t become more intelligent if we don’t develop our sensitivity.

If you will care only about developing your reasoning, you may seem to be more intelligent, but you will become idiotic in other matters of your life, even if you will manage to make progress in logical matters. For example, Einstein was a genius in physics, but he was a bad father for his mentally ill son. He didn’t find purify his spirit. He didn’t find peace. He suffered from depression, and he couldn’t understand the meaning of goodness.

God helps you develop your sensitivity and show compassion to all human beings. You learn the importance of respecting your moral principles. You stop making mistakes, and you understand the meaning of wisdom.

Create Your Way

We’ll either find a way, or make one.” – Hannibal.

Picture the scene. It was a weekend, we were at work doing some routine maintenance work on the IT systems; we did these periodically to ensure everything was kept up to date so as to protect the systems and data, and we did them at weekends to minimise disruption to the folks using the computer systems during the week. Now, as part of our preparation for these weekends, I always had a full plan of what we were going to do plus fall-back plans in case things didn’t go according to plan. We also tested (as far as possible) everything in advance on development systems to minimise surprises. Unfortunately, things very rarely (if ever) go completely to plan (especially when you are dealing with hundreds of systems and have a tight time frame!) and this particular weekend was no exception. Something unexpected went wrong. In a big way. Now, it doesn’t matter what it was, suffice it to say that it was something none of us could have ever predicted – that it went wrong at all came as a complete surprise to the system suppliers, it turned out. However, wrong it went, and it left us with a major problem, for without it nobody would be able to do any work when they turned up to the office on Monday.

No problem we thought, we’ll find a way to fix it or work round it. So we searched and searched and drew a complete blank.

OK, time to call the supplier’s technical support team. No joy there either, they were nowhere to be found and would not be back until Monday some time after our own customers were expecting to be working.

Last resort, let’s search the internet and see if anyone else has hit this problem and we’ll find out what they did. Alas even this search was fruitless, nobody seemed to have hit the issue before.

Time was running out. Options were running out. We had searched everywhere to find a way to get round this problem but none were to be found – neither the documentation nor the supplier nor the internet offered any glimpses, there seemed to be no way to be found to get this thing working again. And not having a working system by the morning was not an option, the cost to the business in terms of loss of earnings would have been huge.

There was nothing else for it, we had to make a way to get things working. Which, cutting a long story short, is precisely what we did.

We brainstormed, applied copious quantities of lateral thinking, examined every option we could conceive no matter how outrageous it was and sure enough we were eventually able to strip down some systems, borrow parts from others, and do all manner of other tricky complicated stuff, but we got something working sufficiently to enable our customers to do their own work on Monday morning whilst we sought a more permanent resolution.

Of course, in a way we were lucky in that not having it working was completely out of the question so there was no possibility for us to give up, which is what drove us to make our own solution.

But how often in life do any of us hit a metaphorical brick wall, look for a way round, fail to find it and then simply give up? What if, instead of just giving up because we could not find a way, we set out instead to make our own way? How much more do you think you could accomplish in life if you didn’t give up bit if you did make your own way when there was not one to be found? Imagine for a moment just how much more you would have already achieved and how much more you will achieve by doing just that?

That’s all well and good, you might think, but a few pretty words don’t make problems simply disappear do they? And you would be right, it is not always easy to make your way when you can’t find one, but many things in life worth attaining are so worthy precisely because they are difficult. But not impossible!

So how can we achieve this?

Well the first step would be to stop believing that it is impossible – just because nobody else has found or made a way, it doesn’t mean that you can’t. As Hannibal proved.

Stop looking at all the reasons why it can’t be done, and instead ponder on consideration of the reasons why it can be done – they are much harder to find, this is true, but they are out there if you cut through the negative reasons.

Consider all the options and alternatives, no matter how way-out, obscure or improbable they may at first appear – your way is almost certainly lurking within the near-impossibility ideas to start with.

Don’t, whatever you do, give up at the first sign of failure. Nor the second. Nor third…

Avoid the company of people who only focus on the can’t, and hang out with the cans. Their outlook will start to rub off on you.

Be prepared for a solution which may require a lot of backtracking or undoing of what’s already been done.

Know that there is a way out there somewhere, and that you are going to make it.

And if, having examined that list, you are saying to yourself that it’s not going to work, then I wonder where else you might be focusing on the negatives instead of making your way…

Natural Anxiety Treatment – Relieve Your Symptoms

A great number of people of all ages suffer from anxiety. If a natural anxiety treatment is what you are looking for, there are natural remedies to treat your symptoms, which have been proven effective in studies including control groups. If you are not willing to take prescriptions drugs and prefer to try the natural route, you may benefit from these natural and safe alternatives.

Research has shown that cognitive behavior therapy and some natural herbs have been quite effective in treating various anxiety disorders for children, teens, and adults alike. Many of the strategies used by therapist can easily be learned by individuals.

There are cognitive and behavioral aspects to anxiety disorders and both need to be addressed in order to best treat anxiety. Lets start with the easier components, which are the behavioral components. There are three major strategies that can be used: visualization, deep breathing (or diaphragmatic breathing) and progressive muscle relaxation.

For the cognitive aspect of anxiety disorders, people need to look at the source of their anxiety. It can be a place, an object, an animal, a situation. Etc. Whatever it is, there are a few cognitive techniques to address these fears: progressive exposure, exposure and response prevention, flooding. These techniques can be done in imagination or in vivo . The ultimate goal is to become skilled at practicing exposure in vivo . The main key, whatever the approach varies, is to remember to resist the urge to avoid or escape the feared stimulus. Doing so will only reinforce your fear and solidify it. Finally, thought stopping is another important cognitive strategy to reduce irrational thoughts related to the anxiety provoking stimulus.

Once more, these techniques have been proven quite effective and there are many resources out there that describe them in detail. They can be found in books available on Amazon or other book stores, web sites and You Tube videos that give very good descriptions of these techniques.

Lastly, in lieu of prescription medication, it is worth consulting an alternative health professional (eg homeopath, naturopathic doctor) for their advise on the best natural or herbal anxiety remedies to calm your symptoms and related problems, such as insomnia. Valerian Root, Melatonin are two examples of natural sleep aids. St-John's Wort has been shown to help with mild to moderate symptoms of depression and anxiety. Always remember to consult with a registered and licensed professional before using any natural remedies, especially if you are also taking prescription drugs; Drug interactions are possible and can be dangerous.

Finally, it is important to have a healthy and balanced diet. Eating whole foods is always best, organic if at all possible, avoid processed foods, and artificial sweeteners, among other things. Basically, eat real food! Furthermore, the excessive use of stimulants (eg cigarettes, caffeine, sugar, soft drinks) can imitate physiological symptoms of anxiety, which in turn can be misinterpreted as the beginning of a panic attack.

In conclusion, anxiety is a disorder that is treatable and with high success rates with the natural techniques mentioned above. However, if you find you get no relief, it may be helpful to consult a mental health professional. It may be difficult to go at this alone, especially if you have been suffering with anxiety for many years. Don "t despair, even if you do need to seek professional help, they still can offer you a natural anxiety treatment.

Let’s Find Out How to Survive Stress

Let’s face it; whether you’re a busy homemaker or a high flying executive, today’s popular mind-set is to be as busy as possible with nearly every hour and minute crammed with some kind of work. Yet the day-to-day pressure can build into chronic stress, which if ignored, can be detrimental to our mind, body, and spirit.

The Body

While most of us have stress in some form, an unhealthy response to stress happens when the demands of the stressor exceed an individual’s coping ability. While stress is actually a psychological state of mind, as it considerably affects our physiological state. “In a classical stressful situation, certain stress hormones such as cortisol are released which increases the heartbeat, sweating, uneasiness, and the urge to urinate,” with the initial indicator usually manifesting as an inability to sleep. In the long run this leads to problems such as indigestion, acidity, ulcers, low-back pains, high-blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, high cholesterol, depression, headaches, and fatigue, to name a few. Long-term stress also affects our immunity and reduces our disease-fighting capacity.

In Teens

While the teenage years can be highly stressful, some typical stressors include: stress from school, social anxiety, and depressive feelings – for example, not belonging, self-harm and other dysfunctional coping strategies. Another big one, particularly pertinent to today, is social media inappropriateness. While teens and adults overlap in how they cope with stress, the only difference is that adults express stress verbally while teens tend to isolate themselves during times of high stress. “This is because teenagers are unable to properly manage their stress due to a lack of healthy coping skills,”.

Negative Implications

If the stress is not caught and addressed in time, teenagers may utilize reckless and destructive behaviors, substance abuse, and physical violence as unhealthy coping skills. Teenagers’ academic and extra-curricular progress may also deteriorate if stress is not handled appropriately.

Getting a Grip on Teen Stress

Maintaining effective communication with your teen and adopting healthy coping skills are the two most effective ways to manage with stress.

  1. Be available – make some time no matter how busy the schedule is – structure opportunities into daily life. Spending time with your teen shows them that you care even though they are pushing you away.
  2. Be realistic and flexible in your expectations but praise effort more than just results.
  3. Be patient and consistent during their developmental phase – they are changeable and trying to make sense of their place in the world – they can defy reason and sense sometimes.
  4. Do not minimize their feelings in hopes of them “getting over it”. Their feelings are real and affecting them in ways that need to be addressed.
  5. Be practical and constructive in your approach – they may need your wisdom and organization – even if they say they don’t.

You cannot and should not shield them from all stresses and risks. You must set limits as well as consequences to what is acceptable and unacceptable at home, school, and elsewhere.

THE MIND

Stress Reactions

When stress is excessive, it results in one of four reactions- -anxiety, apathy and depression, anger and aggression and cognitive impairment. “Stress can be caused by traumatic events, events which challenge our limits, as well as internal conflicts,”. “For example, if your boss criticizes you unfairly, you feel the stress.” You want to be able to explain why he/she is wrong but also have a fear of upsetting your boss and this stress or internal conflict causes you to ruminate and these thoughts can very quickly spiral out of control: My boss thinks I’m incompetent; I won’t get the promotion I deserve. This series of ruminations results in catastrophic thinking, which can lead to worry, anxiety, feeling depressed and insomnia.

Top Ways to Alleviate Stress

Talk about what is stressing you to someone who listens to you, understands the stress environment and cares about you.

Ruminations create a “pressure-cooker effect”. They bounce around creating pressure. Releasing this through talking really helps.

Most relationships in life are reciprocal. It’s really important to establish good social networks so that people may be there for us in our hour of need.

It is very important to remove the source of the stress, if possible, by taking control and being active. For example, rather than being a victim of bullying in the workplace, you may choose to either put in a complaint or move post.

Distraction is a useful technique to avoid stress. Taking up a new challenge or a new activity is often very helpful.

MODERN DAY

Electronic Stress

Smart phones, gadgets, and computers all help us stay super connected but at a high price. “Smartphones add hugely to modern day stresses in that the workplace and social media permeate our lives so that we are never really free,”. “We are working or socializing 24-hours a day, checking our phones last thing at night and first thing in the morning when research shows that each time we receive an email, we can take up to 20 minutes on average to re-focus on children, partners or other focuses.

Planning

The best way to deal with smartphones is to switch them off when at home; however, this is impractical for some. “The alternative is to have windows of when you check your messages, for example 9 to 9:30pm, and to put it away for the rest of the time,” and be sure to avoid using your smartphone one hour before you sleep.

Finding Solutions

Today the aim is on maximizing the usefulness of our time and squeezing as much as we can from every minute of the day. So how can a person find time in the day to destress? We need to learn to tackle the external pressures and even our own inner voices that tell us that to be successful, he says as these are old mind-sets that we have learnt over the years that are no longer relevant. “We must replace these thoughts with new one’s that support us in the true value of taking time to de-stress the right way,”.

Shelve Your Stress with These Tips

1. Practice Regular Exercise – Exercise impacts a neurotransmitter that works like an antidepressant on your brain while lessening muscle tension.

2. Go Outside – Even five minutes in nature can help reduce stress and boost your mood.

3. Focus on Your Breathing – Ideally you should be breathing primarily through your nose through a simple technique called Buteyko breathing to help you restore beneficial breathing patterns.

4. Participate in Activities – You Enjoy Engaging in a hobby helps you enjoy yourself and take your mind off of stress.

5. Eat Healthy – Schedule time to eat without rushing and be sure to consume fresh, healthy, whole foods.

6. Stay Positive – Keep a list of all that you’re grateful for and make a commitment to stop any negative self-talk.

7. Stay Connected – Loneliness can be a major source of stress, so do some volunteering, meet up with friends or take a class to meet others.

8. Take a Break or Meditate – Taking even 10 minutes to sit quietly and shut out the chaos around you can trigger your relaxation response.

The Positive Side of Stress

Is stress is something that needs to be reduced, suppressed or avoided? Or can we accept it, use it, and embrace it? It turns out that which one of these mind-sets you hold plays a key role in how the stress in your life affects you.

Mindset

It’s not our stress levels that need to change, but our attitude to stress itself, reveals Menon, because how you think about stress and the stress in your life plays a profound role on how it affects your well-being. She explains, “It determines whether the presence of stress in your life is harmful, which can ultimately lead to burnout, depression, and heart disease or whether that stress actually leads to greater well-being and resilience.”

The Science

Research shows that when you tell people about the importance of stress mindsets, you encourage them to choose a more accepting and embracing attitude toward the stress in their own lives, suggests Menon and in turn, they actually become healthier, happier, and more productive at work, even in very difficult and stressful circumstances. According to research at Yale University, people who hold more a negative perception of stress and believe it should be reduced or avoided, are more likely to experience what we typically think of as the negative outcomes of stress. They’re more likely to have health problems or illnesses, suggests Menon and they’re more likely to become depressed and, are less productive at work. “But on the other side, people who hold a more positive and accepting view of stress are protected from the negative effects of

stress, even when their lives are stressful,” she tells, and they’re healthier and happier. They’re doing better at work and they’re better able to find meaning in their struggles.

The Question

Therefore, can changing how you think about stress make you healthier? Menon points out that the science says ‘yes’ – when you change your mind about stress, you can change your body’s response to stress. “Research shows that stress is actually enhancing; in one study at University of Wisconsin researchers tracked 30,000 American adults for eight years,” she explains, and they found that subjects with a lot of stress had a 43 percent increased risk of dying – but only if they believed stress was harmful. What is surprising is those who experienced a lot of stress but did not view stress as harmful were no more likely to die than the normal population. In fact, Menon reiterates that they had the lowest risk of dying of anyone in the study, including people who had relatively little stress.

The Big Picture

Although stressful experiences are an important part of life, how you think and how you act can transform your experience of stress, Menon says. “When you choose to view your stress response as helpful, you can create the biology of courage and resilience,” she explains. “Stressful experiences help us learn and grow and they can actually be an opportunity to develop our strengths and choose our priorities.”

Akuzuki Floor Nailer

Will you fancy bamboo or wood made flooring for your house? You know it’s true whenever you hear people say that bamboo or solid wood floors tend to be more pleasantly looking than that basic ceramic floor tiling which has existed for centuries.

In the event that you have got the misunderstanding that setting up that parquet floor is much more challenging than putting those ceramic floor tiles, you could not have been more incorrect. To begin with, it’s not necessary to get ready a concrete blend; undoubtedly an advantage if you are just bad with powders or shakes and water rations. Having a basic instrument, the Akuzuki floor nailer, those items of wooden floor tiles are one step from transforming into your wooden floor.

Firstly, you must never confuse your Akuzuki floor nailer to bostitch nailer or other similar instrument in the market. First of all, Akuzuki nailers are fast tools that fire nails quicker compared to others that you might have come across.

Using this top speed power tool, think about your efficiency and the quantity of time you would save for the whole flooring project. Although a more compact floor place would not create much difference you would notice in that short period of time. The high speed however, might make a big difference over time, particularly if you want to include a bigger area.

The Akuzuki nailer fires L-shaped nails precisely at your desired target with appropriate position and level. Regardless of whether your solid wood tiles are thick, your Akuzuki nailer can nail even the thickest flooring.

An easy tap on the nailer as well as your nail is correct at the place and depth you desire, that is nice. Think about being forced to be satisfied with your conventional sludge hammer and nail when working with wooden floorings.

It’s not necessary to be a expert builder or a home decoration worker in order to make use of the Akuzuki floor nailer. The style of the nailer is distinctive in a manner that anybody will be able put it to use. Just point and shoot, you’re good to go. To be a DIY tool by itself might make it simple to use.

Your Akuzuki floor nailer comes with an alloy built, that makes it very long lasting, even during job site conditions. The aluminium lightweight body leads to the lighter weight of the instrument, while providing a hardcore surface to resist scratches, dents or damaged to the Akuzuki floor nailer.

Grooves and tongues are what the Akuzuki floor nailer is extremely good at. Rather than a lengthy and breaking through nail, L-shaped nails should finish off the task fairly efficiently. Irrespective, your Akuzuki floor nailer has a number of nails with various designs and measures, presently there will be a suitable kind of nail for your flooring.

Actually, this type of floor nailer comes with the tools you’d actually desire for your wooden flooring task, with tools like rubber mallets to even service wrenches for adjustments and set up.

One last word of reminder; even though your Akuzuki nailer is user-friendly, never ever neglect your safety eye protection. Often be safe instead of being sorry later on.

Akuzuki Floor Nailer

Will you fancy bamboo or wood made flooring for your house? You know it’s true whenever you hear people say that bamboo or solid wood floors tend to be more pleasantly looking than that basic ceramic floor tiling which has existed for centuries.

In the event that you have got the misunderstanding that setting up that parquet floor is much more challenging than putting those ceramic floor tiles, you could not have been more incorrect. To begin with, it’s not necessary to get ready a concrete blend; undoubtedly an advantage if you are just bad with powders or shakes and water rations. Having a basic instrument, the Akuzuki floor nailer, those items of wooden floor tiles are one step from transforming into your wooden floor.

Firstly, you must never confuse your Akuzuki floor nailer to bostitch nailer or other similar instrument in the market. First of all, Akuzuki nailers are fast tools that fire nails quicker compared to others that you might have come across.

Using this top speed power tool, think about your efficiency and the quantity of time you would save for the whole flooring project. Although a more compact floor place would not create much difference you would notice in that short period of time. The high speed however, might make a big difference over time, particularly if you want to include a bigger area.

The Akuzuki nailer fires L-shaped nails precisely at your desired target with appropriate position and level. Regardless of whether your solid wood tiles are thick, your Akuzuki nailer can nail even the thickest flooring.

An easy tap on the nailer as well as your nail is correct at the place and depth you desire, that is nice. Think about being forced to be satisfied with your conventional sludge hammer and nail when working with wooden floorings.

It’s not necessary to be a expert builder or a home decoration worker in order to make use of the Akuzuki floor nailer. The style of the nailer is distinctive in a manner that anybody will be able put it to use. Just point and shoot, you’re good to go. To be a DIY tool by itself might make it simple to use.

Your Akuzuki floor nailer comes with an alloy built, that makes it very long lasting, even during job site conditions. The aluminium lightweight body leads to the lighter weight of the instrument, while providing a hardcore surface to resist scratches, dents or damaged to the Akuzuki floor nailer.

Grooves and tongues are what the Akuzuki floor nailer is extremely good at. Rather than a lengthy and breaking through nail, L-shaped nails should finish off the task fairly efficiently. Irrespective, your Akuzuki floor nailer has a number of nails with various designs and measures, presently there will be a suitable kind of nail for your flooring.

Actually, this type of floor nailer comes with the tools you’d actually desire for your wooden flooring task, with tools like rubber mallets to even service wrenches for adjustments and set up.

One last word of reminder; even though your Akuzuki nailer is user-friendly, never ever neglect your safety eye protection. Often be safe instead of being sorry later on.

6 Benefits of Band Resistance Exercises

We all have realized the importance of our body; no matter how old you are, you know how difficult it is to keep yourself maintained. There are millions of people around the globe that invest money to construct home gyms, the others spend money on gym memberships and the rest of the people prefer brisk walking or spot jogging. However, there are times when you just can’t get rid of those fats only by brisk walking, jogging or skipping; sometimes, those ‘dead fats’ need real exercises to get burnt. This is when band resistance exercises come into the picture.

Following are some of the most important benefits of such exercises:

  1. You do not get tired easily – Remember the way you sweated at the gym after lifting those huge and heavy dumbbells? Cardio and weight workouts can tire you easily, but when you are into band resistance exercises, you feel much better and at relaxed postures, even though your entire body moves, twists, stretches and turns.
  2. You can kick off those ugly bat wings – There are many women out there that are sick of their ugly bat wings; no matter how hard they try to massage or lose weight with the help of dieting, they are unable to get rid of those ‘wings.’ However, with the help of bands, you can kick off such ugly fats.
  3. You can tone up your body – Just in case you didn’t know this already, there are many people that tone up their body with the help of band resistance exercises. All you need to do is find out which workouts and postures can help you burn the most.
  4. You can stretch with the help of such bands – Thanks to such elasticized bands, you can easily perform some of the most common stretching exercises. Sometimes, stretching postures help you more than any other ways of working out to punch away the fats from different parts of your body.
  5. Such bands are better than free weights – You may get a muscle pull or sprain problem due to free weights, but such a thing can barely happen to you if you use such bands. Exercising in the right manner is essential for the sake of your health and body.
  6. Anyone can use them – Whether it is your younger sister or your grandma, anybody can use bands to workout in efficient ways. All you need to do is be sure about teaching them to workout properly.

Resistance to What-Is Is a Prison Without Bars

Resistance sounds bad. In fact, at times it feels as bad, or worse, than what you resist. At the very least, it amplifies the negative energy you're feeling, which is fear-based in one way or another. When you amplify the energy you feel, you amplify your transmission of it to the field that matches your transmission, as though it was an order that you've placed to be filled. (Please keep in mind that this works for positive energy, as well.)

I found myself facing this when things were not going as I would have preferred in a particular instance in my life, and appeared to be possibly escalating. Resistance welded up in me. Imagined undesired scenarios were called forth by my ego-aspect. I could practically hear my ego-aspect shouting, "No, no, no! I do not want that!" Fortunately, I realized what I was doing. Fortunately, I understand, even though I temporarily forget-especially when I'm feeling strong emotions, that what is resistant persists. That whatever energy is transmitted gets matched. That resistance never makes me feel better, only worse.

So I told myself what will be will, and that if there was any more to say, think or feel about this, it was best to ask for the strength and wherewithal to step up to the plate and perform to the best of my Ability at the inner and outer levels, if stepping up did become required of me. This eased the energy, and what my ego-aspect wanted to resist did not manifest as fully as it might have … this time. In a bit, I explain why "this time" is important to include.

Resistance is very much like pressing on a breeze or a wound and complaining that it hurts to do that. Why do we resist? Maybe it's because we focus more on what we want and do not want than on how we want to be and do not want to be like. Do we actually resist events or do we actually resist how we may be during and as a result of events? Are the two independent of each other? These questions are worth pondering.

Maybe we can help ourselves if we deepen our understanding of what we resist and why, because there's more than one form of what-is that we resist. Let's take a look at them so we can more easily identify them when they surface.

Of-the-moment what-is : This form is what's happening in the moment we're in. If it's not what we prefer or desire, we resist that it's happening at all. But what we need to remember is that while an event is happening, the dynamics are still in motion. The income is not necessarily a given; So we have a level of flexibility to shift our perspective, the dynamics, and the outcome. Resistance to what's happening will not get us where we want to go or lead us to how we want to be. Choosing how and who we want to be will.

What-is du jour : When we wake each day, this form is the one we believe reflect the predominant state of our life. It's the one we can replace resistance to with acceptance that what has already happened has happened or is in play at this time, an intention to shift it, and a plan we follow to shift it or us, whatever the action energy of this is inner , Outer, or both.

What-may-be : We resist this form because we feel not in control of the dynamics, and we do not like that feeling at all . It's the one where an understanding of how Law of Attraction works would serve us, though this knowledge and practice serves us in any of the what-is forms. This form is one where our reliance on Trust in Source and ours would benefit us, as well as Trust about what will be: there's always more going on than just what we see close up, and all things end and result in new beginnings.

What-will-be : We share "reality" with others who have their own dynamics in process and progress, as well as their own beginnings and endings; With Mother Nature; And with what goes on in the universe beyond our Earth home, which is where "this time" fits in. Resistance is a waste of energy here. Better to prepare and strengthen ourselves at both the inner and outer levels, but especially the inner. It's also when "What can I do?" Egypt "How can I help or be of service?" Are questions that can guide us through the dynamics and the outcomes. We may not feel good about events that unfold, but we can choose to do what causes us to feel integrity towards ourselves in relation to our thoughts, words, and actions as they relate to events and shifts.

What-was : This form is often confused by our ego-perspective with what-is du jour. We call it the past, and we resist it, even though the only thing there is to resist in real-time is the thoughts we engage about what-was. Granted, results of what-was may affect or influence what-is du jour , but our resistance to what has happened or what has changed from what used to be, often rules our thoughts, feelings, words, and actions-energies we could put To better use to create as much of what we prefer at the inner and outer levels of our experiences of ourselves and life.

Resistance, especially sustained resistance, is a prison without bars. Resistance keeps us from seeing the truth about what we are truly capable of, what our true strengths are, and how creative and supportive we can actually be. It causes us to forget we are co-creators, that we are compassionate, that we are never alone (Source is always, always with us), and that there is always a bigger picture in play. Resistance is a mental, emotional, spiritual, or life-experience prison we put ourselves in, a prison that we alone can release ourselves from.

Resistance happens and it's understandable because it does, because it is absolutely about feelings: the ones we do not want to allow into and as our experience. However, we do not have to let it run or ruin our experiences and our lives. When you feel resistance, maybe it will help you to identify which form it is so you can understand why you're feeling it, which can help you figure out what to do about it so Velcro-like grip on You.

Realize that your life experience is not as much about how you want to feel as it is about how you want to feel about you . Then you'll be able to tune into conscious awareness, or choose to do so, so you make decisions and take actions from head-and-heart alignment rather than resistance-reaction. The two most powerful aspects you can aim for, and which can assist you out of resistance, are genuine appreciation and integrity. It's a good practice, one you'll appreciate.

Practice makes progress.

© Joyce Shafer

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How To Relieve Joint Pain And Stiffness Naturally

Mostly, joint pain, also known as arthralgia, is caused by an arthritis condition, such as gout, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, reactive arthritis, or septic arthritis. Arthralgia and stiffness can also occur due to injuries, overuse of the joint, dislocation of the joint, broken bones, sprains, strains, fractures, or motion disorders. Some underlying medical conditions, like bursitis, osteomyelitis, osteoporosis, sarcoidosis, tendonitis, certain infections, systemic lupus erythematosus and leukemia, can also contribute to the pain and stiffness in the joints.

It can range in intensity, from a mild pain to continuous, intense pain. Even a small amount of pain is enough to interfere with your day-to-day functions. It can considerably limit the range of motion of the affected joint and make you unable to carry out your daily activities. Over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications are usually used to treat arthralgia and stiffness. However, most types of joint pain can easily be treated at home. Below are some simple, but effective natural ways on how to relieve joint pain and stiffness naturally.

Exercise is one of the best pain relievers for arthritic pain. It helps reinforce the muscles around the painful joint, strengthen the bones, and increase the flexibility of the joints. People with arthritic pain are recommended to perform range of motion and strengthening exercises to reduce their joint pain and stiffness. Low-impact aerobic exercises like walking, swimming, and biking can also provide relief from your arthritic pain. You doctor can help you determine the appropriate exercise for you.

However, if your arthralgia is due to an injury, give rest to the joint. Apply an ice pack to the affected joint for fifteen to twenty minutes several times a day. A warm bath can also help you get some relief from your joint pain and stiffness. Otherwise, place a hot towel or heating pad over your affected joint. Heat relaxes sore muscles, increases blood circulation to the area, and improves the range of motion. Do not apply heat if the skin over the joint is injured.

Tea made from papaya seeds is noted to be an effective cure for arthralgia and stiffness. Take this tea several times a day to get rid of your arthralgia. Ginger tea is also a good option in how to relieve arthralgia and stiffness naturally. Drinking a cup of warm milk mixed with a teaspoon of turmeric power can also reduce joint pain and stiffness. Take some garlic cloves, crush them to a paste, apply it over your affected joint, and wash it off after a few minutes. Another way to reduce joint pain and stiffness is to deeply massage the affected area using massage oil.

Diet is also important in how to relieve joint pain and stiffness naturally. Make sure that you consume the recommended dosage of calcium everyday. Increase the ingestion of vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin B6, and omega-3 fatty acids. A daily intake of glucosamine and chondroitin supplements can be beneficial to lessen joint pain and stiffness. Try to stay away from high-carbohydrate foods and refined sugars.

Get Off Your Couch – Here’s Why You Should Be Exercising Today

For a number of years now, doctors have been recommending regular exercise as a part of a healthy lifestyle to their patients. While a lot of patients take this on board and follow the recommendations to a T, many just try to diet and lose weight without exercising.

There is a common misconception amongst the general public that regular exercise only helps keep the heart healthy and reduces body fat. But it is a lot more than just that. From cardiovascular risk factor reduction to maintaining a healthy vital system and a good memory, the benefits of exercise encompass a number of different aspects of one’s health.

In this article, we shall explore the overall benefits of exercise on the entire body, and why we feel you stop procrastinating and start a good work out today.

It does not matter how old you are, exercise has benefits ranging from childhood all the way till we are 65 years and older. A plethora of scientific evidence exists that has shown that exercise increases blood flow to various organs and vital structures in the body, and can reduce the chances of developing heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes by up to half!

Not just that, it can also reduce the chances of early death by nearly 30%. Many believe that exercise is the magic cure that we have been searching for, but has been right in front of us all this time.

So what are the benefits?

1. Cardiovascular benefits

Probably the most important amongst them all. Regular physical exercise reduces the chance of developing a heart attack and stroke by over 35%. As mentioned previously, it can reduce the risk of early death by 30%. With respect to cardiovascular risk factors, exercise reduces the chances of developing type 2 diabetes by over 50%.

2. Cancer reduction

Exercise has been shown to reduce the chances of developing different forms of cancer. Breast cancer incidence is reduced by 20% while that of colon cancer is reduced by 50%.

3. Neurological benefits

Exercise reduces the incidence of dementia and depression by 30%. Moderate to high intensity exercise can cause what is popularly described as a ‘high’ – a feeling of elation that makes one feel good. It is this property of exercise that can make it addicting once you do it regularly.

4. Benefits in Elderly patients

Regular exercise over a number of years can improve our balance, and reduce the incidence of falls as we age. The reduction is nearly 30%. In addition, the chances of developing osteoarthritis can reduce by over 80%, meaning lesser aches and pains as we get older.

Finally, exercise can help reduce the chances of developing a hip fracture from a fall by over 65%, which is undoubtedly significant and rather remarkable.

5. Maintains healthy skin

Exercise can help maintain excellent blood flow to the skin, and can keep it healthy and glowing. It prevents premature skin aging, keeping skin softer and wrinkle free for longer.

6. Weight control

Obesity brings with it a large number of negative health effects, including heart disease, arthritis, skin problems, diabetes and high blood pressure, to name just a few.

Regular exercise of moderate intensity can help maintain a healthy body weight, stripping off any excess body fat and building lean muscle. This promotes blood flow to various vital structures, bringing with it benefits previously described on various vital systems.

7. Increase energy levels

One of the most common complaints that we get from our patients is the lack of energy to do anything. Tiredness and fatigue seem to take over their lives, making them lethargic and resulting in a lack of interest in performing exercise. This is a vicious cycle.

Tiredness means no exercise; no exercise means low energy levels; low energy levels mean more tiredness.

8. Helps you sleep better

Sleep patterns can be altered due to a number of reasons. If you are struggling to fall asleep every night, then exercise is the answer, not a sleeping pill. Exercising in the evening can cause sufficient amount of fatigue to help you fall asleep at night.

However, do not exercise too late in the evening, as the burst in energy you experience can keep you awake for a while!! Early morning or early in the evening is recommended.

Exercise has a number of benefits, as you can see above. It can be as simple as getting off the couch and hitting the gym, or going to the park for a brisk walk. Along with other measures, it can help keep your heart fighting fit.

There is not a shadow of a doubt – exercise has a ton of advantages that can keep you healthy and prolong your life. So don’t you think it is time you started today?!

Shoulder muscle pain – What are the Best Cures?

Stop it now! This is one of the statements that we would want our shoulder pain to hear and hoping the pain would listen and just go away. Though it’s easier said than done, the best cure for shoulder pain would depend on the cause of the shoulder pain. Knowing the cause of the inflammation in the shoulder would give us the best cure for the symptoms. Some pains may already be identifiable due to rush actions causing a person to slip, such as soccer, baseball and football. However some symptoms are hidden and we might think of it as just a common muscle pain.

Speaking of symptoms, we also need to check the specific symptoms for different types of shoulder muscle pain. When we speak of shoulder pains we normally refer to it as stiffness or just strain. Little did we know that this shoulder muscle pains has different condition in which shoulder problems results to a chronic pain. There are several reasons why a person experience shoulder muscle pains. Though shoulder pain is often triggered by overworked muscles it doesn’t mean that the strain only comes from overusing the muscles. Frozen shoulder is one of the named cause where you’re shoulder pain comes from. Its dysfunctional trigger points trigger points meaning muscles that cover the front and the back of shoulder blades, if this causes pain in your shoulder it can lead progressively to limited movements of the arm, ending ultimately in a frozen shoulder.

Osteoarthritis is another kind of joint wear and tear where muscles which are affected by shoulder joints becomes unbendable due to soreness. If this happens to your muscle, normal movement put sprain on shoulder muscles that can injure the connection of joints and muscles in the shoulder. Some physical therapist may advice surgery if the shoulder has been totally damaged.

Some problems that can be affecting the shoulder are tendons and ligaments can be strained. Fractures that are related to direct trauma or a fracture that is related to osteoporosis, and can be due to a slight traumatic incident. Pains in the shoulder doesn’t always mean that it is due to muscle strain, but where the pain originates from the left or right can give a significant difference. A person tries normally to help rid of the pain the first time they feel it. That might be appropriate to some shoulder condition but if its due to a fall or trauma your healthcare professional should be seen as soon as possible.

Ways to cure these symptoms includes daily exercise and balance diet. However, to treat several shoulder pain condition, we need to indentify its cause.  Shoulder muscle pain may be common but it shouldn’t be taken for granted. You are the only person who can help yourself treat this shoulder pains. You just need to be extra careful with what you do. Being smart with your condition is the best way to cure the pain, be pro active and go to your doctor if you feel any pain. Don’t let your shoulder suffer longer that it should be, seek ways to improve your shoulder health professionally.

Traveling Physical Therapist Nurse Jobs

The eventual goal of physical therapy is to promote the overall fitness and health of disabled individuals. Traveling physical therapist nurse jobs involve treating disabling conditions such as head injuries, fractures, arthritis, low-back pain, and cerebral palsy. Professionals in this field work with physical therapists in improving the patient’s mobility, relieving pain and preventing or limiting permanent physical disabilities and birth defects.

To apply for a job as a physical therapist nurse, candidates need to pass a physical therapist nursing program after completing their school or equivalent graduation program. The program should be a recognized course by the American physical therapy association. The applicants also need to have a license for practicing as a nurse. Traveling physical therapist nurse jobs carry good emoluments and ensure an exciting, dynamic lifestyle. As a traveling physical therapist nurse, you can travel to new places and get the opportunity to work in different locations throughout the country. Traveling physical therapist nurse jobs allow you to go on a working vacation in the winter to hot sunny places.

Traveling physical therapist nursing professionals are always in demand. One can choose assignments in smaller healthcare facilities or major hospitals in rural towns, big cities and mountain resorts. You can work in a wide range of healthcare centers such as hospitals, rehabilitation centers, long term care centers, nursing homes, sports complexes, research centers, employee health centers, community health centers, and many other public and private healthcare facilities. Salary packages may vary depending upon the place of employment, education and years of experience.

To apply for a traveling physical therapist nurse job, it is best to approach a recruiting agency, which can find you suitable positions. Since there are many experienced staffing professionals working in these recruitment/staffing firms, candidates are given proper guidance regarding their job description and the nature of work. They are also given assistance for preparing good looking resumes as well as tips to tackle interview sessions successfully.

With the increasing requirements for traveling physical therapist nurses in the healthcare industry, getting a job through these recruitment firms is now easy. As most recruitment firms are offering their candidates jobs that are flexible and suitable to their professional qualification and expertise, candidates are able to carry out their assignments with full satisfaction.

Individuals seeking traveling physical therapist nurse jobs should have strong communication skills and interpersonal skills. They must also be willing to take up the various challenges that are part of the profession.