Archive for January, 2014


12 Steps to Recovery

Most 12 step programs run along similar principles, with certain elements tailored to fit the needs of people  sharing the same addiction—to alcohol, drugs, smoking, gambling, etc. If you know someone who has an addiction, what can you do? The first step is Encouraging a Loved One to Get Help for Addiction. As a friend or family member works hard to recover from an addiction and make a genuine life change, they should have the support and encouragement of loved ones to aid the healing process. What can you do to help? Learn the language of addiction recovery so you’ll gain a better understanding. Be patient because healing takes time Click to Read more…

Self-Improvement Makes People Feel Better

People choose to have cosmetic surgery to change something about themselves—to correct defects caused by birth defects, trauma, cancer, aging, etc. or to improve self-esteem by fixing a personal flaw. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the most common cosmetic surgery procedures are breast augmentation or reduction, nose reshaping, eyelid surgery, liposuction and facelifts.  In the United Stares, more than 14 million plastic surgery procedures are performed each year. For some, a new year is the right time to start considering a new look. Making a New Year’s resolution for a makeover to look younger or slimmer is fairly common. If you know someone who has recently done Click to Read more…

Never Too Late to Educate

One of the top New Year’s resolutions made by many people is to get more or better education – such as attending a trade or vocational  school or going to college. There’s no age limit and earning a degree in a chosen professional can help with employment opportunities or be the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. According to the American Council of Education, more adults age 25-60 are returning to school looking for the knowledge they need to begin new careers or new business ventures. Whether someone you know is entering a university, taking classes to earn a degree, or furthering their education, or working to achieve an educational goal, Click to Read more…

Lose Weight and Feel Great Week

Lose Weight and Feel Great week begins on January 5 and continues until January 12. Losing weight — whether it’s dropping a few holiday pounds or beginning a life-changing journey to better health — is one of the most popular resolutions made during the New Year. If you know someone who is trying to lose weight, you know they need all the support and encouragement you can give them. Here are some tips to help a friend or loved one reach their ideal weight goal. Don’t Offer Temptation: People go off their diets for a number of reasons and temptation is one of them. Instead of a greasy, fried, fat Click to Read more…