Work demands and lack of time and money keep many people from vacationing. Americans are taking less vacation than ever before which truly benefits no one. Furthermore, those who do take vacation are notorious for taking a “work-vacation”.
Whether you travel or stay home for your “work-vacation” is irrelevant, as the problem lies in the fact that you’re still working. That is not a vacation. By definition a vacation is a period of recreation where ones time is spent away from school and work, especially time spent away from home or in travel.
Utilize these 9 tips to increase and prolong the benefits of vacation…
Take the vacation
Although experts report that taking vacation is good for the employee and employer, many workers feel that they have too much work to do and furthermore fear how others, particularly managers & supervisors, will perceive the fact they’re taking time off. They worry about job security.
The U.S. and Canada get minimal paid vacation days and work many more hours...
Many foods are marketed as healthy or “all natural” these days. In fact, you don’t have to go to a health food store to find such items anymore. Yet, what you are lead to believe is healthy for you, is often, quite to the contrary. Let’s take a look at three health foods that you’d be wise to leave behind nine times out of ten.
Soy, a vegetarian protein alternative to meat, became prominent in the vegetarian/health-food scene around the 70’s & 80’s, gaining popularity in the 90’s. In the last decade it has been highly marketed as a “health food” and is now served in many restaurants, not just those focused on vegetarian fare.
Soy poses many health problems for various reasons. It contains phytoestrogens which have been found to be endocrine disruptors, creating hormone imbalances in the body and potentially other adverse health affects. Studies have linked soy to “malnutrition, digestive distress, immune system breakdown, thyroid dysfunction, cognitive decline, reproductive disorde...
Stress and anxiety have been noted as sources of 80% of hospital visits, and are further recognized by many doctors and health gurus as the #1 killers.
Humanity has barely become aware of this unfortunate truth, but awareness is just the beginning. It’s now time for us to look at the root cause of our stress and work to effectively reduce or manage it.
Understanding Relationships & Choice
Common places one encounters stress and negativity lie within the context of family, friends, and work. It’s up to us to look at our circumstances and implement change where necessary.
Many people feel stuck in their relationships or jobs. If you think that, you are right. Your thoughts and beliefs absolutely do affect your reality and your perception of it. On the other hand, you can instead choose a different truth where possibility and opportunity abound.
We must do whatever is necessary to change our various toxic environments or they just might kill us. Have you ever heard someone—maybe yourself—s...
As Autumn brings its beautiful colors and falling leaves, its temperature fluctuations and cooler weather also begin to introduce allergies, the common cold, and flu. ‘Tis the season when we experience a dramatic increase in the use of hand sanitizers.
Many people use hand sanitizers daily, even applying them several times a day, without a thought as to their effectiveness or safety. This is just another example where convenience and effective marketing convinces consumers they need a product they’d truthfully be better off without.
Hand sanitizers are not as safe and effective as most people have been influenced to believe, and where there’s water—a good soapy hand washing will always be the wiser choice. Here are four considerations that may help make your determination.
Slathering on these “instant hand cleansers” may not only prove ineffective at eliminating threats, it furthermore delivers toxic ingredients that are damaging to the body. Although hand sanitizers containi...