Lending a Helping Hand Through Addiction

There is still a great downplaying of the true effects and experience of alcoholism in today’s society. While sometimes it is sensationalized in the media, the effects of this addiction are very real and can be detrimental to families and societies around the country.

Alcohol is glorified in our media as a necessity, as a way to have fun, as a way to be cool ad as a way to connect with other people. While these premises have been used for other things like sports and fashion, alcohol is not the best contender.

In fact, it is one of the worse. Not everyone who drinks is an alcoholic, which should be stated with clarity. Not everyone who gets drunk is an alcoholic either.

Too much alcohol for your capacity will do that – it will get you drunk but some people are able to move on past inebriation and conduct safe, normal, fulfilling lives.

For others however, it is not that simple. Alcoholism is an addiction to alcohol, or rather an addiction to the escape from the sense that alcohol provides. This isn’t like driving a fast car or bungee jumping; it isn’t just about getting a thrill. What alcoholism speaks to is a deep psychological need to fill a particular void or numb oneself from feeling anything at all. Continue reading Lending a Helping Hand Through Addiction

Vamos a la Orlando!

Summer is in full swing but don’t think that’s an excuse not to take the family on an excellent vacation! While June, July and August are typically our favorite months to take a break and see some sights, there are twelve months in a year and 2012 is poised for vacation greatness! There are many great deals available right throughout the year and it would be remiss of you to neglect the opportunity to make some memories with your family. One particularly hot spot is the ever popular Orlando. With the best Orlando vacation packages 2012 has to offer, you’ll be taking pictures, basking in the sun, swimming in ocean and dancing the night away in no time!

Having doubts? Wondering why you should take the family to Orlando?

In one word – FUN! Our great country can offer a plethora of sights, sounds and activities that the entire family can enjoy but few places can bring it all together the way Orlando can. This is fun that’s scalable and flexible – if you’re a tiny family of two or three or riot sized rowdy bunch of ten or more, Orlando can accommodate your numbers effortlessly. Orland has a few choice offerings for the vacationing public to choose from including Disney World and Universal Studios. The best part about both of these venues is that they cater to three niches all in one convenient place – kids, adults and families. This means that everyone can have a good time together or apart. You can do the things that mean the most to you without compromising on time or options. Home to some of the most world famous, world class restaurants, you and the family will feast like kings! Feel the need to shop till you drop? We’re not talking about dinky souvenir shacks full of knick knacks – luxury items for you or affordable fun items for everyone else are all just within reach. With places like spas, theme parks, restaurants and shopping centers to choose from, there is no way you can lose on an Orlando vacation extravaganza! Continue reading Vamos a la Orlando!

Department of Tourism launches ‘Vinta Sailing at Paseo’ in Zamboanga

Vinta sailing is now an additional attraction at the scenic Paseo del Mar, which is the newest leisure park in this southern port city.

Vinta Zamboanga
Vinta Zamboanga

This came after the Department of Tourism (DOT) in partnership with the local government officially launched “Vinta Sailing at Paseo” as part of the effort to preserve and promote Zamboanga City’s cultural identity through colorful vinta sails and at the same time develop new programs to attract both domestic and foreign tourists. Continue reading Department of Tourism launches ‘Vinta Sailing at Paseo’ in Zamboanga

Blissful Bedding Tips

Sit for a minute and think of the best part of your day. After all the hustling and bustling is through, what do you almost envision on the way home after a long day of work? Something comforting, soft, supportive, firm enough to keep you up and cushy enough to lull you sleep. We’re willing to bet that you’re thinking about your bed…we are too! A bed comprises several different things that make it a whole, one stop, flop shop.

While some people use their beds for other things for example, a work station, dining table and even a clothes rest, ultimately the bed is where you lay your head and get the rest you need to live your life. One of the most important components of your bed is the bedding. Bedding isn’t just frills and pretty colors, bedding has a function.

It acts as a protective buffer between you and your mattress as well as it lends extra padding and support. It helps to keep things clean and contained while adding a stylistic and fashionable flare to your bedroom.

Even if you have no decoration in your room, with well designed bedding, you won’t even need it. Some people shy away from purchasing bedding because it can be pretty expensive, luckily with places like Bed bath store, you’ll be able to snag great deals on luxurious, functional bedding to make your bedroom even more delightful to slumber in. once you’ve got your bedding, you have to take care of it, however. Continue reading Blissful Bedding Tips

Take me Away!

This is the season for vacation and for millions of people, vacation means travelling. We’re not just talking about state hopping to visit friends and family – some people pack their bags and with their families in tow, abscond to whole other countries. Why the need to travel? Because for a lot of us, the hovering question of what life is like for other people, is not going to be satiated by looking at pictures online or specialty programming on the television.

Sunrise in Sumilon Island
Sunrise in Sumilon Island

Men (and women) have always wanted to escape to the unknown and experience lifestyles to which they may not be accustomed. Travelling for leisure or on vacation rather is a wonderful experience not just for fun and building memories but it is w great way to educate you children. You have to be mature and keep your wits about you, be responsible and mindful of your surroundings. Even with all the rules and regulations, travelling for vacation is a wonderful adventure that everyone should try to experience. Continue reading Take me Away!

Kawasan Falls in Cebu : one of 10 most beautiful waterfalls in the world

The now famous one –liner catch phrase: “It’s more fun in the Philippines” continued to score in the tourism world as Yahoo Travel tagged the Enchanted Kawasan Falls in Cebu as one of the world’s ten most beautiful waterfalls.

Kawasan Falls
Kawasan Falls (photo courtesy of www.kawasanfalls.net)

Yahoo described the three Enchanted Kawasan Falls as “surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and hidden between the mountainous peaks of Barangay Matutinao and Badian” on the island of Cebu, a good 55-minute by plane from Manila. Continue reading Kawasan Falls in Cebu : one of 10 most beautiful waterfalls in the world

Put your Blood to the Test

Every day, millions of people in the United States are fighting a battle. Some lose, some win, some just barely break even. What battle are we talking about? The battle of health and wellness, of course! Regardless of age, sex, ethnicity and sexual orientation, men and women around the country are spending a lot of money in the hopes of staying healthy. What’s even sadder is that there are even more people who are spending even more money to regain their health. In many instances, prevention is the best cure and there are simple, affordable things that you can do to make the most of your health by optimizing it. One of those things is putting your blood to the test – literally.

There’s a tragic truth we have to come to terms with…

While blood testing may seem like a natural and obvious way to make sure that we’re healthy, not all doctors and physicians share that opinion.

They may take a very basic approach to diagnostics and not even offer the option of complete blood screening. This is very disturbing and pretty tragic when you consider how many conditions and diseases you can detect, treat and / or control if doctors took the time to offer blood testing.

Another important aspect of thorough blood testing is the ability to isolate hereditary medical issues that we may not even be aware of.

So many times, our parents and grandparents pass on without the ability to share their medical history accurately.

It leaves us swimming in the dark and resultantly upset when health issues surface that could have benefitted from precautionary action. This is not an attempt to scare you into having blood work done, but simply hoping to stimulate a proactive interest in your health. Continue reading Put your Blood to the Test

Its more fun in the Philippines campaign ‘spread like wildfire’

The Department of Tourism’s (DOT) “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” campaign was able to reach a wide audience with little cost to the government, a senior tourism official said.

Domingo Ramon Enerio III, DOT assistant secretary for tourism planning and officer-in-charge of the Tourism Promotions Board, said the campaign is still in its early days but the catchphrase has spread “like wildfire.”

More Fun in the Philippines
More Fun in the Philippines

”It has become a people’s campaign,” he said.

Enerio said the simple truth about the Filipino people is the secret to its success, saying the campaign’s message is easy to understand, speaks the truth about the Filipino culture and makes the locals proud.

“It’s a direct call to action for every Filipino,” Enerio said. Continue reading Its more fun in the Philippines campaign ‘spread like wildfire’