Posts tagged: life

Welcome

If you’re like most women, your day’s looked something like this so far:

  • Wake up (too) early
  • Greet the day (and your kids who are already begging for sugary cereal - who gave those kids coffee when you weren’t looking, anyway?)
  • Grab a shower (lock the door! there’s got to be some place you can have a moment alone… even if all the hot water’s already gone)
  • Get dressed (dig, dig, dig through that pile of laundry - there’s a bra in there somewhere!)
  • Off to the races!

Whether you work outside the home, stay home with kids, or have managed to design some other schedule that’s so amazing the rest of us might be jealous, there’s still one thing we’ve got in common…

We are today’s women. We’re doing our best to make life great for ourselves and those around us. We’re making it happen - every day.

So this blog’s for you.

A chance to kick back (even for just a minute or two), to connect, to chuckle, to get some good tips and tricks, and to celebrate being a woman.

And hey, we all know how hard it can be to get your two cents in throughout the day - it’s an amazing thing to be heard.

So, here’s your chance. Sound off, vent, boast, or just ask what you’ve always wanted to know - this is your site, and your few minutes.

Make it a great day!

What is Wellness and How to Achieve It?

Wellness is one of the latest buzz words when it comes to ensuring a better quality of life. Although just now coming into mainstream language the term has been around since 1961.

Wellness refers to the conscious decision of individuals to make choices to improve their quality of life. With wellness there is less dependence on drugs to make ‘things’ right.

Instead the focus is on eating right, exercising and developing a positive mindset. Wellness encompasses the total man – mind, body, and soul. As a matter of fact there are many facets to the concept of wellness, the main ones are namely: physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, cultural, occupational, environmental and social.

Dimensions of Wellness

Some of the various dimensions of wellness may have different meanings to different persons. However, there are some basic similarities.

Physical wellness is a given. This refers to keeping our bodies in optimal condition to enable healthy aging. Most of us associate wellness with just the physical, but the other areas are just as important for holistic health.

Emotional wellness: Here you need to learn how to handle stress and other situations that can impact happiness. Emotional wellness is more of a state of mind and being. To achieve this different techniques are used such as meditation and yoga.

Spiritual wellness: As the name implies this has to do with your spirituality and beliefs. This is a blending and balancing of the inner self with the outer self. For some this is an adherence to a particular religion.

Intellectual wellness: When we are able to open our minds to new ideas and concepts, then we are on the way to obtaining intellectual wellness.

Occupational wellness: Here one is involved in work that they like and which uses their talents effectively. Doing work that you like makes for a happier, more fulfilling life. This is the key to occupational wellness.

Social wellness: Being able to live well with others. It is the ability to communicate and build socially helpful networks and groups.

Environmental wellness: As we become more aware of how man is destroying the environment, efforts are being made to combat the damage. It is this effort to cease or slow the destruction of the environment that is referred to here.

Achieving wellness is a lifetime ocmmitment and goal.

How to Make a Marriage Work

Ever wondered how it is that some people are married for what seems like forever and remain happy? While some marriages last about as long as you can say “How’s married life?”

There are no grand secrets to having a happy, and long-lasting marriage, but successful marriages generally have some things in common. No, it doesn’t have anything to do with love. Well, not exactly. Two people can be madly in love and yet their marriage fails miserably.

For marriage to be successful and long lasting calls for commitment, understanding, great communication, trust and keeping the romance alive. These may be given different names or titles but they all mean the same thing. Ok, some persons may disagree, but research has shown that these are some of the factors that are constant in long lasting marriages.

If your marriage and partner means something to you, you will do whatever is necessary to keep them happy. Your commitment to the success of your marriage is important for this to succeed.

Successful couples are those who understand each other. Understanding each other and knowing how to communicate go hand in hand. Ever seen those couples who correspond with just a look – that is communication at work.

Partners must trust each other. Many a marriage has been destroyed because of the lack of trust. Without trust, love cannot strive.

Marriage shouldn’t be the end of romance or dating. As a matter of fact, dating and romance are just as important in order to show that you care for each other. Set aside time for romantic outings.

It is believed that married people live longer and are generally happier than their single peers. This is something to think about as you strive to keep your marriage alive.

So now that you have some simple steps to make your marriage work. Have fun!