Pros and Cons of a Healthy Lifestyle
by David Junno Psy.D.

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Deciding to change your lifestyle.
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Once we recognized we have a problem, the temptation is to want
to make a change immediately. This, however, is rarely a good
idea. The reason is that for our attempts to be successful we
need to be absolutely sure we are willing to make the changes
necessary.

For example, if we discover that we have high cholesterol, we
might want to immediately start dieting and doing more exercise.
However, this can lead to problems. If we have not made a firm
decision to make the necessary changes, then when we encounter
obstacles, (which there will be many of), we will not have the
commitment to overcome them. We then might define our inability
to overcome the obstacles as a failure on our part. This is
likely to lead to the belief that we cannot make the necessary
changes, and we give up trying.

To avoid this problem we need to focus on making a decision to
change, rather than just reacting to bad news. One of the best
ways to do this is to focus on the pros and cons of making
changes.

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The Pros and Cons of Changing
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Take a piece of paper and write on the top what you want to
change, for example: exercising more, or eating less saturated
fat. Then make two columns on the paper and title one of them,
pros and the other one, cons. Under pros, write down all the
good reasons for making your change. For example under exercise
you might say, get into better shape, or have more stamina.
Under eating less saturated fat, you might write: lose weight.

Under the Cons, write all the reasons for not making these
changes. For example under exercise you might say, “I don’t
feel I have the time”, or “I don’t like exercising”. Or for
eating less saturated fat you might say, “I would have to
give up my favorite foods”, or “It will require a lot of
changes in my meal preparation”. According to Prochaska,
Norcross and DiClemete in their book, “Changing for Good”,
for a change to be successful the pros have to outweigh the
cons.

Are your pros more than your cons? If so, go ahead and start
preparing to change. If your pros are not more than your
cons, do not despair. This just means you need to focus your
efforts on looking for more of the pros, and coming up with
responses to the cons that will decrease their influence on
you. Being aware of the cons of making a change is very
important, as they tell you what you need to prepare for.
Being prepared for the obstacles before you encounter them
will improve your chances of success.

David Junno Psy.D. is a personal coach and author of:
Lower High Cholesterol, Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease-
READY OR NOT! an e-book program for living a healthier
lifestyle. You can e-mail him at: djunno@… or
visit his website:

It is not easy to learn how to understand women. They are very fickle. They often say something that means the complete opposite of it. Even if they are uttering words out loud, it is still difficult to understand what they are trying to say.

How to understand women is a barren exercise. You always need to read between the lines. Even if that is the case, it is still possible to understand women.There are several ways that can be practiced to understand women better. Listed below are several of these.

1. Be at ease. If your mind is clear, you can easily understand women. For you to analyze women better, your mind should be relaxed. When she tells you something, look at the actions that accompany the words. You have to read through her actions as actions speak louder than words.

2. Ask select questions. Asking good questions is another way to understand women better. For a smooth and continuous conversation, ask only questions which are open-ended. Great conversations can be developed with this. Stay away from confrontational and indecent questions. If you want to get into sensitive information, bring it out with leading questions. Let them be the one to tell you the information, do not ask them directly.

3. Study their body language. Through her body language, you should be able to understand what a women wants to say… If she is a little touchy, then that means that she wants to have some sexy time with you. On the other hand, if she is being quiet, then that means you should not exhibit anything that could get her mad.

4. Master how to understand her basic drives. Once you understand her secretive nature, you will never be clueless. Just like men, women also enjoy sex very much. Women are just too good in not showing it. Show her romantic gestures to assist her in unveiling her sexual desires. Listen to her and show her you are trustworthy. This will even result in disclosing her wildest dreams and desires.

5. Make her feel adored. This will force her to put her guard down. Once her guard is down, her capricious nature will fade away. This is the best chance to stimulate her sex drive.

How to understand women is not really that difficult if you think about it. Men and women do have parallel needs. You just have to understand how their brain works– and that will let you know how to adjust accordingly. This will also give you the moment to improve your relationships with women. You will have huge accomplishments in your life if you invest in studying how to understand women.

At SUWS of the Carolinas, we understand that childrens limiting emotional beliefs and destructive behavior is the outcome of poor family cohesion. For this we provide parenting resources at our center to help them tackle the situation. Family therapy programs are run to let them connect with the experience their children are getting in the SUWS summer wilderness camps. These family therapy programs provide safe environment for parents to get individual care treatment and learn parenting skills. Different parenting resources like genograms, experiential activities, and communication techniques are used in these workshops. The summer wilderness camps give individual care treatment apart from various common activities and counseling sessions.

In the summer wilderness camps, each child is given individual care treatment and they are treated according to their family dynamics. These summer wilderness camps involve various situations in which children are left to response spontaneously and develop challenge facing skills. Furthermore, individual care treatment is given to them by certified therapists. Improvement of behavioral disorders also depends on family connection with the children. To make it realize, we also run family therapy programs and use different parenting resources. These parenting resources help the parents to understand and relate to their child. Family therapy programs have proved to be very successful.

Children and adolescents who feel socially isolated and experience behavioral disorders can join our summer wilderness camps with lots of activities and individual care treatment. Their particular disorder will be addressed in the individual care treatment by the therapist as well their behavioral improvements will definitely be appreciated in the summer wilderness camps. We try to shape the future of your kids with your involvement through the family therapy programs that uses a lot of parenting resources to help to plan your particular action plan specific to your family situation. Parents use parenting resources to learn different skills in these family therapy programs.

The family therapy programs culminate with graduation. After this a one-day seminar is organized using parenting resources to prepare the parents unite with their children and appreciate the transition in them during summer wilderness camps. The use of parenting resources during family therapy programs rediscovers the parenting skills in parents who find it difficult to address their specific family situations. In summer wilderness camps the children get to mingle socially and learn to communicate and behave in a group. Individual care treatment is given to them by therapist and regular follow ups and done to enhance the positive outcome of individual care treatment.

Having beautiful, smooth and firm skin allows one to feel good about their appearance and have a healthy self-image – qualities that help people live better, longer. To this end, biochemist Dr Chantal Burnison designed the breakthrough ingredient Ethocyn, used in the finest wrinkle creams today.

As confirmed by eminent M.D. and skin physiologist Dr. Peter T. Pugliese, “The single most important cause of age related skin wrinkles and sagging is the loss of skin elastin fibers. Everyone, whether female or male, will begin to lose skin elastin fibers at age 25. Elastin fibers are the restorative force in the skin.”

Elastin gives the skin resiliency and the ability to stretch and snap back into shape, much like a rubber band. When we are young, our skin has high levels of elastin – on average, 14-18 percent. As we age, our elastin levels naturally decrease. Clinical trials confirm that in patients 40 years and older elastin levels drop to as low as .1% and on average are in the 9% range. For this reason, after the age of 25-30, our resilient and taut skin gives way to sagging and wrinkling.

Medical research findings confirm that our skin produces/synthesizes less and less elastin fibers as we chronologically age. This is recognized as Intrinsic Skin Aging and completely independent of Photo (sun) Damage Skin Aging. Using sunscreens and sun blocks protect skin from Photo Aging, but not Intrinsic Aging.

Ethocyn is a unique, patented molecule that is scientifically proven to be essential in the fight against and treatment of skin aging. Ethocyn combats Intrinsic, or chronological, aging. As we age, our skin unavoidably loses the elasticity and firmness it once possessed in younger years. Ethocyn, found in the highest quality wrinkle creams available today, treats and reverses this Intrinsic Aging by increasing skin’s ability to produce elastin fibers.

Elastin fibers give skin its rubber bands, – its snap-back quality. Sagging skin is lacking youthful levels of elastin fibers. Wrinkles form because there is elastin fiber deficient (sagging) skin lying over the moving muscles of your face. Using skin treatment wrinkle creams containing Ethocyn treats this loss of important elastin fiber by returning the elastin content of your skin to that of elastic, youthful 20 year old skin.

Prestigious, academic dermatologists at independent university medical centers around the world have conducted numerous Ethocyn wrinkle cream clinical trials. These clinical trials report that it is important to use an Ethocyn wrinkle cream to increase the elastin fiber content and quality of your skin if you are over 25-30 years of age. This applies to both men and women between the ages of 25-77 years of age.

Using an Ethocyn wrinkle cream product twice a day, everyday, assures your skin will have the optimum 20 year old levels of skin elastin fibers. Using wrinkle creams that contain Ethocyn to realize smoother, firmer, more resilient skin with an incredible snap back quality can give you that youthful look you have been looking for.

The western world is obsessed with the cult of celebrity. It’s no longer good enough to aspire to be a sports star or a rock god: if you want recognition you now have to be classed as a celebrity. The public helps to perpetuate the myth by devouring celebrity news voraciously, and by aping celebrity behavior unashamedly. Still, there’s no need to be too disdainful or critical of this new cultural influence: sometimes it can actually be a force for good. It would appear from the newspapers and the weekly magazine that celebrities are increasingly turning to the electronic cigarette to get their nicotine fix, and that for us can only be good news. Maybe these celebrities are not as intellectually-challenged and one-dimensional as they painted to be.

So which celebrity started the ball rolling and was the first to come out and openly use a smokeless cigarette in public? Well, that’s the $64,000 question. The time-frame is unclear. Some claim it was Katherine Heigl, or Izzy from Gray’s Anatomy as she’s better known: she swore her allegiance to the product when she smoked one publicly on the Letterman Show on live U.S.TV. Others argue that it was Charlie Sheen who publicly endorsed smokeless cigarettes. Sheen can rightly take credit for lots of things, but was he really the first to do it? The truth is we just don’t know. Celebrities on both sides of the Atlantic have been keen to switch to the safer smoking alternative, and frankly who can blame them?

Joining the growing list of celebrity vapers have been Leonardo Di Caprio, Kevin Federline, ex-husband of Britney Spears and celebrity by default, Dennis Quaid, Lindsay Lohan, Eric Roberts, John Cusack and Johnny Depp. On this side of the pond we’ve seen our own celebrity vapers too: Kate Moss is partial to the occasional one, as are, Jimmy White, Matt Cardle, Catherine Zeta Jones and June Alexander. Rock and roll hasn’t escaped the draw of the product either. Ronnie Wood, Eddie Van Halen, Tom Petty and even Pete Docherty have been spotted taking a hit on smokeless cigarettes recently.

Why is this important? Well, it’s important because to the best of our knowledge every one of these celebrities made the decision to switch to electronic cigarettes voluntarily because they acknowledged the fact that the product was safer and healthier for them. None of these celebrities was sponsored to promote a particular product. These celebrities have made positive choices, and have stopped using tobacco-based cigarettes because they are dangerous and can be lethal. If their behaviour persuades other tobacco smokers to make the switch, then that can only be a good thing.

This article about electronic cigarettes was submitted by Freshcig.

In this modern age not everything goes flawlessly and unwanted accidents occur. If you are a victim of medical negligence case it is time you collect yourself and initiate the steps to file a pertinent claim that equals the suffering and distress caused by the fault of the other party. To understand better how to approach your claim you should know how to organize your case.

Usually medical malpractice or clinical negligence emerges out of the neglect of medical doctors or nurses who have failed to observe their duty to take care of the patient without any undesired complications. There are several types of negligence cases such as: failed surgery, administration of inappropriate medical pills to the patient, birth accidents that affect the mother and her new-born, anaesthesia errors or dental negligence.

If you want some professional guidance for a medical negligence claim you should always count on specialized solicitors. The medical negligence claims situations are anything but easy; so, it is extremely significant that the solicitor who deals with your situation possesses the required knowledge to help it with proficiency. The solicitor will tell you what to include in your claim in order to give you some well-deserved closure after a dreadful malpractice accident.

Unfortunately, before giving your case to court, you have to gather all the necessary evidence of the medical malpractice in order to file a claim. For example if you suffered a wrong anaesthesia which led to a partial paralysis of your body then the malpractice affair takes a turn to the worse. You lose part of your mobility, you suddenly find yourself with a semi-permanent disability not to mention your emotional handicap and suffering. In this case you must keep track of the treatment after the surgery consisting of the medical expenses, the prescriptions with pills and the specialized post-operative recovery therapy. Every detail must be included in your claim if you wish to obtain a settlement that can alleviate some of the disastrous consequences of a malpractice case.

In order to get the retribution you deserve you should be aware that there is a strict limit to build your claim; it has to be done in approximately thirteen weeks. Therefore, put the pieces of your claim together and make the needed complaints and even recur to the management of the hospital where you suffered the malpractice.

Medical negligence claims should be thus conceived as to include all your grievances and the awful repercussions that you have to bear as cause of the inattentiveness of a medical doctor who should have treated you in the good observance of his or her practice code. Consider as well that you may be left with damage that perhaps cannot be repaired and all due to a careless act. Do not think of the medical negligence claim as a very toilsome process as you can rely on savvy solicitors to regain your mobility, peace of mind and the feeling that justice was served!

Most relationships can be salvaged? It might be hard to believe that almost every break up for whatever reason, infidelity, plain old lost passion, loss of interest, a stolen heart, even the worst tenable situations you might imagine, like men/women who are serving prison sentences have salvaged their relationships.

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Yes indeed, even they have been successful in getting back together with boyfriends/girlfriends and husbands/wives after being away for years. You may have tried talking to all their friends and family but that likely did not work.

Everyone likes to have romantic and meaningful relationships. There are some couples who have faced arguments which cause a major break up. Is a serious plea for assistance echoing in your mind? It is never too late to save your marriage.

One step is to keep asking why until you work your way back to the root results in of the issue. You need to work very hard get your ex back fast, if you do not you will just get plural frustrated and your chances will start to rapidly diminish. There will be other people who are interested in your ex.

If then there is a doable way to save your relationship, then you should work very hard to find it. You will need to start the beginning of certain steps you need to do to get back with your girlfriend/boyfriend.

One very important solution to this problem is to find ways to spend more intimate time together. It is not recommended that anyone claim someone back if the relationship was abusive. Men do not like desperate women and women do not like needy men, they like danger. The ultimate goal is to erase old hurts, fire up passion again, get back to a time when your relationship was fresh, new and exciting.

The subject matter and step by step plan is powerful, and the techniques will cover in detail any relationship problem (With doable things to do) that keeps you from getting back together with your ex.

The author of The Magic of Making Up, TW Jackson, has been helping people just like you for years, and has suffer with scores certain types of complicated relationships, and all assorted types of break-ups. The guide will walk you through the steps that you need to take to win your ex partner back.

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The book is worth so much extra than it seems. It really does map a complete plan to get your ex back. Some points may seem a bit counter productive, although in the end they have worked for hundreds of people who wanted to make a relationship successful.

Each year hundreds of girls and young women enter beauty pageants. The allure of competing in pageants includes meeting new people, the competition itself, and the opportunity to win great prizes. In fact, prizes can be the deal breaker when someone is contemplating whether or not to enter a particular pageant. Try to put together a remarkable prize package when organizing your next beauty pageant.

Provide regalia for your queen. Of course, at the top of the list for a pageant prize package should be regalia. Common items include a crown or tiara, crown pin, sash, scepter and flowers.

Provide keepsakes for each of the contestants. Even if a contestant does not win the crown, she may want a small token to remember her pageant experience. Ideas for keepsakes include participation trophies, plaques, and certificates.

Offer scholarship money. Scholarships are a great incentive for someone to enter a pageant. This is especially true for girls and women who may be ambivalent about participating in this type of event. Contact universities about offering a scholarship to a qualified contestant in exchange for publicity. Small private universities may be more interested in this type of sponsorship than larger schools. Other institutions that may be interested in a similar arrangement include modeling schools, beauty schools and fashion academies.

Offer discounts to a future beauty pageant. If your pageant is an official preliminary to a larger event, one of the top prizes should be paid entry to that event. If your budget allows, consider offering to pay for hotel accommodations or providing an allowance to help reduce the travel expenses of the winner. If your event is not a preliminary, offer each contestant a discount towards competing in your pageant the following year.

Include gift cards as a part of the prize package. Contact local businesses for sponsorship. Ask for donations of gift cards or gift certificates in exchange for mentions during the pageant, online and in the pageant program book. Also, contact online retailers related to the beauty pageant industry for similar donations. Create sponsorship packages based on the value of the gift cards donated.

Put together gift bags. There are many items that can be included in a gift bag. Among them are perfume, makeup, small mirrors, gadgets, books, magazines, slippers, pens and gold plated silver jewelry. Tailor gift bags for the winner, runners up and as consolation prizes for the contestants that do not place.

A whole host of famous names have joined forces to raise money for Breast Cancer Campaign, by creating a life-size patchwork smart car to mark the launch of the limited edition smart fortwo pink passion. The patchwork smart is made entirely of fabric donated by celebrities and will be auctioned-off with all proceeds going to Breast Cancer Campaign. smart will also donate 10,000 to the charity from sales of the smart fortwo pink passion. Celebrities including Russell Brand, Ryan Giggs, Sara Cox, Elizabeth Hurley, Rachel Stevens,Twiggy Lawson, Joanna Lumley and JaneMcDonaldhave all donated swatches of pink fabric to help create the life-size smart fortwo. The one-off patchwork smart car will be up for auction on eBay from Tuesday 19th October until 29th October. It will be on show at Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey throughout October. Franklin Jacoyange, Corporate Partnership Executive, Breast Cancer Campaign comments; -We are delighted to have the support of smart and so many celebrities during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month’. Money raised will help the charity fund vital research to help us beat breast cancer.- Fabric donated to create the patchwork smart includes everything from shirts and bra’s to blankets and babygro’s, with celebrities sending messages of support for the auction: -The squares were cut from my youngest daughters outgrown vests. I hope with all my heart that a cure for Breast Cancer will be discovered before she reaches womanhood’ – Radio 1 DJ, Sara Cox -My piece of pink material is a bra because post breast cancer, I can no longer wear pretty under-wired underwear like this…still, a small price to pay. Here’s to happiness and good luck with the auction’ – Chat show host and Breast Cancer survivor, Trisha Goddard. -I’d like to donate a dolls babygro chosen by my daughter. Here’s to raising lots of money for Breast Cancer Campaign’ – Manchester United footballer, Ryan Giggs Celebrities that have donated fabric to the smart pink passion patchwork quilt are: Russell Brand, June Brown, Klariza Clayton, Claire Cooper, Sara Cox, Cheryl Fergison, Ryan Giggs, Trisha Goddard, Elizabeth Hurley, Zoe Lister, Joanna Lumley, Jane MacDonald, Kym Marsh, Martine McCutcheon, Dawn Porter, Adele Silva, Rachel Stevens, Margherita Taylor, Nina Wadia, Twiggy Lawson Only 100 models of the smart fortwo pink passion are available to buy in the UK, with smart donating 10,000 from the total sales to Breast Cancer Campaign. For further information on smart go to

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VOICEOVER ARTIST RADIO STATION IMAGING
by David Kaye

I do a lot of radio imaging.

Many people call it “Radio Station Imaging,” or as I like to call it, “Promotional Branding and Station Identification.”

In this realm of the business, it is important to make sure that you’re set up as a proper company, that you’re a business. It is not a fly-by-night deal by any stretch of the imagination.

You’d better have the equipment. You’d better be prepared to work a lot and take care of your voice, because radio stations like to use you a lot.

In a contract, traditionally you’re committed to recording a page or two a month, whatever your agent negotiates, or whatever you negotiate for yourself. They’ll stretch that out. They’ll try to get as much as they possibly can out of a page. So radio station voice imaging is little bits and pieces and stuff and there is a page and stuff.

Typically, on a Monday or Friday a bulk of stuff will come in. That’s just the nature of the business.

The business has changed over the years, especially because of the Internet. There’s not as much money flowing around as it used to be. Some of the big companies are changing hands. We all know how that’s gone. The economy is different. But stations are still spending money on station voices. They are still going out and searching for them.

When someone listens to the radio station, in their head they’re hearing the imaging person the voice as the owner. If you’re hired to be the voice of a radio station, you’re that station’s identifier. You represent that station. It is a big responsibility. It’s not just, “You know, I do the voice.” No, that’s the sound of the station. So think of yourself as the radio station’s boss.

So if you’re going to be voicing stuff for radio stations, note that, first of all, the business has changed. There are even more opportunites now because there is satellite radio. There still are revenue stream issues, but if you want to get into it there is places you can put your voice. There are Internet radio stations.

You can do a lot of marketing on your own on the Internet to radio and TV stations. But be prepared to be a business. You’re a businessman. They want to hire you. They want you available. They want you versatile, and there is a certain style you need to keep in mind.

There are perimeters to being a radio imaging voice. So that means listening to what’s out there now, listening to what’s out there in the past, and maybe developing your own style…but within the perimeters. You’re selling the station. You are the station’s voice. That’s a big responsibility.