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Have Reputation – Will Travel

While the world of employment has really had to change and evolve to accommodate some rather unique skill sets and job requirements, for the most part people are spending a lot more time working virtually than they ever have before. While we saw in the seventies, eighties and nineties, a sort of longing for a secure brick and mortar work place, things have really changed on the work front both for the employer and the employee.

We traditionally associated an office or fixed external office place to be the most prominent sign of job security but things have changed drastically.

Now we don’t place as much emphasis on the physical work space and we focus most of our energies on a more virtual work space.

What is a virtual workspace? Well, we’re seeing more and more employers creating and facilitating the ability to work from anywhere, be it at home, while on a business trip, while at a conference or even while at a dinner.

The entire workplace has gone online via the internet and the fixation to be in one place is pretty much out the door. Why have employers embraced this seemingly anti-establishment way of operating? For one thing, it is a lot more cost effective. Continue reading Have Reputation – Will Travel

Readying for Rehab

The process of rehabilitation is a long and arduous one and some may even argue that it is even more challenging than being addicted to substances themselves. For the addict, when in the throes of their habit, being it drinking alcohol, snorting cocaine, injecting heroin or smoking crystal meth, they are in a euphoric state.

The prospect of rehabilitation means a complete disconnect with the thing they love the most and nothing about that seems attractive.

While some addicts are partially lucid, most exist in a constant state of false reality whereby they are not in touch with what they are actually doing or what is actually happening to them. The average person cannot deal with an addict.

As family members, friends and loved ones of the people who are addicted in our lives, it is very difficult to divorce ourselves from feeling the need to save them. Continue reading Readying for Rehab

How to Maintain Your Diet When Traveling

Traveling can wreak havoc on any weight loss goal. You are out of your daily routine, and oftentimes in a place where you don’t have instant access to the types of foods you are accustomed to. In fact, it’s not uncommon to come back from vacation with an extra five pounds. This is very discouraging if you are actively trying to lose weight. To prevent a leisurely vacation from sabotaging your weight loss goals, consider a few tips to keep you on track.

Keep Up the Nutrition

When you travel, it’s easy to want to try all the fried foods and sweets you can get your hands on. They’re delicious and convenient, and many people consume these foods with a justification that they deserve them because they are on vacation.

While vacation certainly is a time to lay back and relax, this type of mentality will derail your weight loss goals. It is best to stick with low-fat, nutritious foods that won’t sabotage your diet. Even if you don’t have a nutrition label, you can still guess at a food’s nutritional value by how it’s cooked and what ingredients are in it. Hone in on meals with fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats and low levels of salt. Also avoid fried foods at all costs.

Increase Your Activity Level

Whether you’re traveling for business or are on a vacation, you will need to keep up your activity levels in order to achieve your weight loss goals. If you are super active at home, you should keep up the work while traveling. This doesn’t mean you need to get a one-week gym membership in the town you’re staying in. Taking walks in new neighborhoods, swimming, bicycling and doing push-ups are all ways you can keep fit while traveling away from home. Plus, this will make you feel more energized after a long plane ride. Continue reading How to Maintain Your Diet When Traveling

Traveling with Menopausal Symptoms – What you can do?

Menopause for women who are either in the throes of it or for those who are on its cusp is a really touchy subject. What we read about it in magazines and online, and even the fun that’s poked at it in movies and tv shows all leads up to one glaring conclusion – menopause is hell! While some may say you can look forward to a normal month without the painful, messy hassles of having a menstrual cycle, this is replaced by hormones out of whack hot flashes that leave you suffering in Mexico and changes in your body and skin that you may not be prepared for – some women say.

While these claims may be subject to opinion as every woman experiences them differently there is a fact that cannot be denied – menopause symptoms and side effects often come on strong and quickly, with a very small and rapidly closing window for transition. A decreased or sporadic menstrual cycle is just one of the red flags (pardon the pun) but there are others that can be a bit more aggressive.

Before you’re actually classified as a menopausal woman you have the delightful fun of experiencing its precursory stage known as Perimenopause. Some women will have the unfettered joy of experiencing perimenopause as early as their later thirty’s or early forty’s. In fact, it is well documented that a lucky 70% of women will undoubtedly have the pleasure of experiencing both perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms. If it helps, maybe this statistic might offer some comfort so you know you’re not alone in the torture! Other prominent and frequently occurring symptoms include loss or decrease of your sex drive vaginal dryness, weight gain, swelling in joints and spikes in blood pressure which may lead to migraines. Continue reading Traveling with Menopausal Symptoms – What you can do?

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