It’s almost that time of year again; as 2013 comes to a close our focus begins to shift to New Year’s and the start of new resolutions. While most resolutions are begun with good intentions, it often doesn’t take long for life to set in, resolutions to be broken, and feelings of failure to take hold. New Year’s resolutions, in and of themselves, are not bad—what better time than the start of a new year to make some positive changes in your life—but there is more to a successful resolution than just wishing it to be so.… Read the rest
In today’s fast paced day and age, it can be difficult to find a moment to relax. Between hectic work schedules, picking children up from daycare and school, and preparing a healthy meal, many parents have difficulty find a spare moment to wind down and spent quality time with their families. If you have small children, an effective way to relax, reflect, and connect with your little ones is to share a picture book with them.… Read the rest
‘Tis the season not just of being jolly and merry, but of stress, stress, and more stress. Since the holiday season comes at the end of the year, many people are faced with work and financial stressors at the same time as dealing with holiday stressors, making this time of the year one of the most stressful on the calendar.
Here are a few important tips for reducing stress during the holiday season:
- Be realistic.
The daily struggle of work, finances, and the responsibilities that go with that can create a lot of stress. It’s hard not to get caught up in the cycle and become overwhelmed. Ultimately everyone has their own way of coping with stress. Some may consider a relaxing vacation or a trip to the spa, an evening watching TV or working out at the gym as the ideal stress release, but for others it’s a day at the race track.… Read the rest
Long road trips may include beautiful scenery, interesting roadside attractions, and heavily anticipated final destinations that make all that driving worth it. However, they also include seemingly endless hours sitting in one position driving over potentially bumpy road conditions and dealing with other drivers. This can lead to physical stress and strain as well as emotional stress — who hasn’t had a buildup of tension after following a semi-truck at 40mph on a one-lane highway with no opportunity to pass?… Read the rest
There is certain coolness factor associated with owning a motorcycle. This dates back to the legendary road films of the 1960s and 1970s where bikers were depicted as free spirits and rebels who escaped the humdrum prison of normal life. There is also an element of danger attached to driving or even riding a motorcycle that can add to the appeal of owning one.
Anyone who takes the step from dreaming about a motorcycle to buying one needs to realize the responsibilities that are associated with their new status.… Read the rest
Court reporters and paralegals are probably the most well known careers in legal assistance. There are also some highly specialized professions, such as legal nurse consultant and compliance specialist who must combine a knowledge of law with regulations and issues related to specific industries.… Read the rest
Even if you are not a race car driver, simple tools can make an auto repair job a whole lot easier no matter what kind of car you are working on. There are quite a few tools that are often used by professionals that make their work a lot easier, but you will never find them referenced in a book like the Chevrolet Cavalier repair book . One of these tools is the magnetic tray .… Read the rest
Stress. It’s something that we have all experienced at one time or another. Whether it is work, family, finances, or life in general we all have things that cause of emotions, tensions, and stress levels to rise. While this is a natural response in the body, experiencing high levels of stress over a prolonged period of time isn’t healthy. A recent article online states that it can lead to serious health conditions such as heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, and high blood pressure; among other things.… Read the rest
According to the American Psychological Association, the number one cause of stress in the US is money. It’s also one of the biggest sources of conflict between couples. Money stress can eat away at self-esteem, destroy marriages, and acerbate physical illnesses. In short, it needs to be reduced by whatever means necessary and one of the best ways to reduce money stress is financial planning.
The heart of most financial stress is ignorance. … Read the rest