How to Make Your Craft Business a Success

Unlike other businesses, craft businesses have little upfront costs and can be done on the side. This is because marketplaces like Etsy or eBay allow you to sell products you already have, allowing you to sell as you create, instead of trying to keep up with demand. This allows you to not only create, but it allows you to validate your creations and have a secondary income. Regardless of how lax craft businesses can be, there is always the chance of making it into a success. When your … [Read more...]

Looking After Your Mental Health During the Holidays

Whether or not you suffer from emotional difficulties or ill mental health, Christmas can be a stressful time of year. For many of us, the holidays are full of triggers like difficult family members, over-indulgence, and financial strain, so it’s easy to become overwhelmed. On top of this, there may be long-distance travel, increased household chores, darker mornings, and the pressure to “make merry” when we're just not feeling the cheer. When you consider the emotional weight of all of these … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Raise Your Self-Esteem

At some point, everyone will experience feelings of low self-esteem and a depletion in confidence. Whether these feelings last for a day or are more long-term, a loss of self-esteem can be psychologically and physically exhausting; plus, it can greatly affect your social life and even your job. When feeling low, you need to counter this emotional state in a proactive manner. Rather than wallow or succumb to such distressing thoughts and feelings, try to beat them. Of course, this easier said … [Read more...]

Tips for a More Frugal Life

Living a more frugal life doesn't mean having to do without any of your usual creature comforts - it simply means putting a little more forethought and planning into the decisions you make to ensure you always get the best possible value for money and keep wastage to an absolute minimum. The following tips will help get you started. Food The average American family throws away an astonishing $2,200 worth of food each year. If you want to make sure your food budget goes as far as possible, you … [Read more...]

How to Keep Yourself Fit and Healthy Through Your Life

Through your life, you will experience many things that will change you as a person, both physically and emotionally. Keeping your body and mind in the best shape it can be in is central to dealing with these changes confidently and successfully. When you are young, it can be easy to take your body for granted, and not look after it as well as you should. However, there are always things you can do to keep your body and mind healthy. Healthy Eating There are many guides and plans that detail … [Read more...]

How to Teach your Kids about Gratitude

The holiday season is about sharing goodwill with family and friends, and being grateful for all that you already have. However, some children struggle with this concept, especially if Santa hasn’t given them the gifts that they asked for. Children learn all behavior from their parents, so if Mom and Dad feel frustrated and irritated, then the chances are that your kids will pick up on this and reflect it. So, if you want to prevent temper tantrums and tears this festive period, then its … [Read more...]

How Physical Clutter Is Impacting Your Mental Health

How Physical Clutter Is Impacting Your Mental Health and What You Can Do About It If you’ve ever heard the term “clutter” used to describe an excessive amount of possessions, you’ll know that minimalism has taken the hotspot of home décor trends in recent years. These days, so-called experts claim that by buying less and de-cluttering more, we could enjoy better mental health and get more done; but is there any truth to these claims? According to Psychology Today, physical clutter can … [Read more...]

7 ways to manage your personal finances

In order to enjoy a life of freedom and independence, it is vital that you manage your finances wisely. Otherwise, your lifestyle will be limited, and you will be forced to depend on others for support. If you are determined to make it on your own and to secure a bright future for yourself, you will need to read on. Below are seven ways that you can manage your personal finances. Take control of your income Instead of relying on somebody else for your income, why not take matters into your … [Read more...]

Does a brain injury change your personality

A brain injury can have a significant impact on a person’s cognitive abilities, depending on the severity of the injury and what part of the brain was affected. This can lead to changes in a person’s behaviour that in some cases may seem to result in a noticeable change to their personality. These cognitive issues can be short-lived or more lasting and can vary from minor changes to major issues that need to be carefully managed. The good news is that these effects can often be reduced or … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Cleanup Digital Clutter

Does a dirty kitchen stress you out? Do you go crazy when your kids don’t pick up their rooms? Does a table filled with mail and junk give you a bit of anxiety. Sure, clutter can be a source of stress. Research from Psychology Today cites that clutter kicks our senses into overdrive, makes us anxious and sends signals to our brain that our work is never done. Now, it’s not just physical clutter that can elicit these feelings. Digital clutter can do the same. Here’s how you can clean up your … [Read more...]

Women’s Health and the Government Measures in Singapore

There is no doubt that Singapore has taken a very short time to become a developed country. One of the beneficiaries of this transformation are women, who have now taken greater roles in the society. According to Immigration to Singapore Service, more women from outside Singapore are seeking permanent residency to join the ever-growing number of citizens who are women. However, the pressure from traditional family roles seems to be a major hindrance for women in the country. This conflict is … [Read more...]

How to heal your wounds more quickly

Whether you’ve had a minor or a major surgical procedure, you may find yourself left with a wound that is both uncomfortable and unsightly. It’s natural to want to make a full recovery and get back to living the way you did before the operation as quickly as possible, but trying to do too much, too soon can actually set back the healing process. Here are some tips on the best ways to get back to your old self. Stick to your doctor’s orders If your doctor tells you to avoid swimming, to cut … [Read more...]

Confidence in Women going through Child Birth

Giving birth is one of the largest events you’ll experience in your life as a woman. You are literally bringing a new life into this world, it is a beautiful event and though the initial process is stressful, time-consuming and painful, any mother would tell you that it was worth it, no question. However, a lot of women have more trouble after the birth, it’s a huge strain to put your body through. Postpartum depression is a huge problem in those that have just gone through a childbirth and … [Read more...]

How to Increase the Profits of Your Greenhouse Business

Operating your own business is something that is challenging in the best of times. There is always that struggle of how to increase your profit margins, grow your customer base, offer products that stands out from the competition, and of course never sacrifice on quality. If you happen to be operating a greenhouse business then you’ve also got natural challenges to contend with on top of all the regular pitfalls businesses can face. So how can you as a greenhouse business increase your … [Read more...]

Strategies For Dealing With Health Issues

Whether you like it or not, there may be a time in your life when you’re faced with an unwanted health issue. This can be devastating and hard to deal with initially. You may have the tendency to curl up in a ball and try to hide from it all. While this is fine to do at first, it’s not healthy or a good idea for the long term. You need to accept the fact that you’re going through a tough time and put your problem-solving hat on. This is the perfect opportunity to find the strength you’ve been … [Read more...]

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