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Being a full-time caregiver is one of the most stressful things you can experience in life. Not only is the health of another person solely placed upon your shoulders—or at least it can feel like this—but you may only get a break very rarely, if at all.  Because of this, many caregivers sacrifice their own health, both physically and mentally, when taking care of others. However, if you allow this to happen, you may not be able to give your loved one the care they need because you’re so run down yourself. To ensure that this doesn’t happen to you…

There are two kinds of people in the world. There are the people who hungrily read the news every morning when they wake up and chew through it at night before they go to bed. And then there are the people who don’t pay any attention to the news at all. But regardless of what type of person you are, when the news does hit your ears and your eyes and your brain, what are some of the concepts that are worth meditating about? Take three examples to start getting you thinking. First of all, the news is spending lots…

There’s nothing more satisfying than a hard day’s work. The fulfillment of a job well done is enough to recharge and refresh you for another day of hard work. Right?  Anyone? No?  Ok, there are a million things more satisfying than work, but what about relaxing after a day’s work? That’s more like it! Unfortunately, in today’s frantic landscape, it can be hard to unwind and shake off “work mode,” I say, unfortunately, because our bodies and minds NEED rest. To perform at our best, we need to contrast hard work with reward.  What is the best way to shake…

Has your house been built before the year 1950? It may be possible that it contains some level of asbestos contamination. This is true for all properties that were built before the year 1950. Asbestos was frequently used in various insulation and building projects due to its nonflammable properties. With time, it was discovered that regular exposure to asbestos could prove to be extremely dangerous for the general health and may give rise to several health problems if not dealt with on time. When you talk about asbestos removal, it basically involves a delicate process that is done by trained…

When many of us break a sweat, we’re also breaking the bank. From yoga classes and gym memberships, to personal trainers, expensive equipment and the latest gear – it’s easy to spend a fortune on fitness. In the US, the average consumer spends around $130 per month on their fitness, while in the UK consumers spend approximately £105 per month on a combination of gym memberships, health supplements and fitness gear. Fitness is a booming sector and South African markets are close behind those across the pond as clean living and health consciousness become big business worldwide. For many people,…