Friday, July 1, 2016

Wellness Optimization 101: Feel Vibrant And Alive With These Simple Strategies

 In this contemporary era, the health movement is gaining momentum. This is the case for many reasons, including the fact that the rise in sedentary living has made more and more people susceptible to preventable conditions that detract from the quality of life. If you're seeking health solutions that will empower you to feel vibrant and alive, this article is for you. You can utilize some or all of the wellness optimization techniques outlined below to get on the road to great health now:

1. Eliminate Existing Diseases. 

One of the best ways to ensure that you lead a life marked by profound health is to acknowledge and eliminate any diseases that you have. If you allow disease to thrive within your body, you can make yourself susceptible to numerous health complications, including chronic fatigue, constipation, mood instability, and compromised immunity. The first step to eliminating existing diseases is accurately diagnosing them. You can put this process in motion by utilizing the testing kits provided by organizations like
Diagnostic Automation. This company provides a wide range of testing kits, including the 

2. Exercise.

In addition to eliminating existing diseases, make sure that you exercise consistently. This strategy will empower you to reap a wide range of life-giving benefits, some of which include:
  • -improved immunity
  • -enhanced sleep
  • -optimized energy levels
  • -faster cellular renewal
  • -better mood
  • -speedier metabolism

In many cases, people fail to exercise regularly because they don't enjoy the forms of activity that they're engaging in. Luckily, there are numerous types of physical activity you can incorporate into your lifestyle. Most people will find that they enjoy at least one or a few of the exercises listed below:

  • -weight-lifting
  • -jogging
  • -cycling
  • -yoga
  • -taebo
  • -pilates
  • -walking
  • -step aerobics

3. Eat Better. 

One final technique you should implement to optimize your level of health is eating better. This strategy is powerful because it ensures that you're consuming foods that contain the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients necessary to optimize your level of wellness. Most medical professionals and nutritionists agree that most people would greatly benefit from incorporating more fruits and vegetables into their diet. One way to accomplish this objective is through the use of online food journals like This resource enables you to record everything you're eating and then see what your vitamin, mineral, and nutrient intake was.

 If you want to get healthy, you can get started. Use the information in this wellness guide to get on the road to optimized mental and physical well-being right now!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Third Time a Charm

After some grueling reviews, sleepless nights, and  tears shed, I finally passed on the third  time of taking the Licensure Exam for Teachers.  The first and second time, I reviewed very hard and was disappointed that I did not pass.  After that, I was done, I doubted my abilities of becoming a teacher but my sister told me to keep trying and  to give it a try one more time.  Before deciding to go to Manila, I  took the exam again but this time, I did not  study and wasn't expecting anything and  what a great surprise, I passed!  Third time is a charm I guess, thanks be to God and to those who believe in me.  I am finally a licensed teacher.  
After some temporary jobs that I got in Bicol  after graduation, I decided to  go to Manila  to see if there's some good opportunities there for me.  It is so hard to find a job here in my country.  Even though you are qualified for a position, there is no available job to apply for.  My sister Rossel told me  that her husband might help me out because he works in TESDA that's why I went here.  So far, I have applied for two companies and still waiting  for their decision.
For now, I am  spending some quality time with my nieces and nephews while I am still waiting for  the  companies I applied for to call me back.  I actually interviewed for one and got accepted but  it was like a networking job so I did not forgo with it.  
If only job opportunities  is good here in the Philippines, it wouldn't be  so hard.  NO wonder a lot of people are going out of the country to work abroad.  I am actually thinking of applying  abroad but I don't know yet.
I went home in the province with my sister Rossel and visited Mama one more time  while I don't have a job yet.  I have been encouraging Mama to go with me but so far, she doesn't want to leave our place.  I love the simplicity of living in the province but I feel depressed when I go there.  There's nothing there productively.  It is not just a place for me.  My sister Rose really inspired me to  spread my wings and take chances.  
I want to   thank my  brotherpin-law John and my sister Rose for not giving up on me, for their  continued support and encouragement. Without them, I couldn't have gone to college on my own.  They are my biggest support system not just financially but emotionally as well, so thanks you very much Ate and Kuya, I love you both!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

4 Places In the U.S. That Look Like You’ve Arrived In Greece

It is the summer, and already your mind is drifting to far-off places, exploring ancient sites and lazing next to jewel-toned waters or perhaps even looking for the best places to retire. Perhaps you are dreaming of Greece and its islands; but then your dreams come tumbling down when you pull up international plane ticket prices.

Well have no fear, because there are simple way to get a taste of Greece right here in your own backyard. In fact, here is a list of some places in the United States that’ll take you across the pond.

Nashville, TN
Nashville is pretty big on Greek Revival architecture; many buildings feature soaring white columns (Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian) as well as impressive pediments, including the State Capitol Building and the Belle Meade Plantation. That, paired with its impressive emphasis on education in the late 1800s—it was the first Southern school to establish a public school system, and was the home of Vanderbilt and Fisk universities—granted it the title of “Athens of the South”.

But what truly sealed the deal with this nickname was when Nashville up and built a full-scale replica of the Athenian Parthenon in 1897, complete with friezes, pediments, and a large statue of Athena inside. The Parthenon here gives an amazing sense of what the Parthenon in Greece looked like some 2,000 years ago; even the statue of Athena (which no longer exists in Greece) is close to what it would have looked like, which was ivory and gold (and painted some interesting colors).
And if you’re looking for Greek food to cap off your day, there are several great options down Nolensville Pike, which is famous for its international community.

Tarpon Springs, FL
If you find yourself longing for a Greek island, Tarpon Springs is a fantastic option for you. Located on the Gulf Coast, it has been continuously occupied by Greek families for about a hundred years—and still has the highest percentage of Greek-Americans in the country. Many of the residents are sponge fishermen who come from a long line of sponge fishermen from the islands, and you can visit the Sponge Docks to watch them in action and the Sponge Factory to learn more about the history of the sponge trade in the town. The restaurants are spectacular, and there is a yearly Greek Food and Wine Festival, too.

New York City, NY
Astoria in Queens is notable for its large Greek community (and restaurants, and Greek Orthodox churches, etc.), and the Onassis Cultural Center in Manhattan has many fascinating programs and exhibitions that are entirely free and focus on Hellenic culture from antiquity to modern times. Another great place to see ancient Greek and Byzantine artifacts is the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is the place to go in the U.S., and we mean that literally—it has the largest collection of ancient Greek artifacts outside of Greece itself.

Wisconsin Dells, WI
Wisconsin Dells is home to Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park—as in, an entire amusement park based right off of Greek mythology. Hokey? They have a giant Trojan Horse, so most definitely. Worthwhile? Most definitely.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

4 Best Places for Year-Round Sunshine

Maybe you live in Juneau, Alaska, and can’t take the darkness any longer. Or maybe you’re looking for the best places to retire and decided to work on your tan in your golden years. Either way, we have you covered, with data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to give you a scientific foundation for your future plans!

4. Key West, Florida
Okay, confession time: Key West didn’t actually make the top four of the NOAA list (that honor goes to Phoenix). Instead, it places at 12th. But we included it here because, unlike the cities ranked above it, it’s the only one on the East Coast.  

Now down to the nitty gritty: Key West, which is the southernmost location in the continental US, has an annual average of 76% sunshine during daytime hours. Blending southern charm with Caribbean culture, the gorgeous tropical weather and foliage please just about everyone. And for those who enjoy more than just soaking up the sun in a lush location, you can visit sites that range from pirate shipwrecks to the former haunts of literary icons like Ernest Hemingway.

3. Las Vegas, Nevada
Yes, that Las Vegas. As it turns out, Sin City gets 85% sunshine during their daylight hours, making it a great place for more than just its nightlife. Plus, it’s a place where there’s always plenty going on city center, but that’s spread out enough that you can enjoy a more serene lifestyle on the edges—such as suburbs like Boulder City where there is no gaming—meaning there’s something there for everyone, whether you aim to let the good times roll down the strip or let sleep take you by the pool.

2. Redding, California
If you’re looking for sunshine as well as plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy it in, then Redding is the place for you. Besides having 300 or more sunny days every year, the city is cradled on three sides by millions of acres of state and federal lands, providing ample places for hiking and  camping. But more than that, TIME magazine titled Redding the Unofficial Capital of kayaking—and lots of other watersports abound, too, like fishing—and there are loads of natural wonders to marvel at, including the bubbling pots of Lassen Volcanic National Park and the Lake Shasta Caverns. In short, Redding will grant you glorious sunshine and plenty to do in it.

1. Yuma, Arizona
If sunshine is what you want, sunshine is what you get, and in spades—because Yuma, Arizona holds the Guinness World Record for the sunniest city on Earth. About 91% of their yearly daylight hours are pure sunshine, and for those of you who worry about the humidity, Yuma is the least humid city in the US. That gives you 4,055 hours to soak up the sun without feeling like you’re wading through Vaseline.

There are plenty of options if you’re looking for sunshine that can appeal to almost anyone. Whether you’re a snowbird or just looking for a bright new start, there is a place out there for you—and we’ve delivered the top choices that hopefully made your hunting just a little easier.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Majestic Mayon Volcano and My Mother Dear

Mama just turned 63 this month and I missed her even more.  I wish I could go back home and  stay with her for a while.  It's hard being away for so long.  I have been encouraging my Mom to come over but she doesn't want to.  She said that she might  not be able to  survive the long flight and seeing the  winter scene here, she said she would  sure not survive living here.
I am glad to see  new photos  of her and other family at my sister's facebook page.  This was taken yesterday at my paternal  relatives place.  Mama and my two siblings have visited them.  The volcano you see on the background is the Mayon volcano, a very active volcano in Bicol region.  I kind of relate my Mom to this volcano because  she is very active and never want to stop  doing things.  
My nephews and nieces are getting so big.  I don't think they will  know me when we visit and they were born when I was here already.  

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Job Hunting

I copied this collage from my sister's Facebook page.  She is currently looking for  work this month.
I hope and pray that 2016 will be a good year for my youngest sister.  She was a little bummed that her 2015 did not end up on a good note.  She was laid off from her job so now, she is looking for a new one. Hopefully,  her application  will be accepted so she won't get depressed.  I wish you good luck Nhe!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Not Just A Fashion Statement

While you're on a boat in the middle of a lake or another body of water, you might think that everything will be fine and that there aren't any kind of risks involved. However, anything is possible, and if there is an incident where you fall from the boat into the water and can't swim, then one of the marine life jackets that are on board could save your life. 
At any time while on the water, just like on the road, there could be an accident involving another boat. There could be an issue with the boat hitting debris that is in the water that the driver can't see. Any emergency could result in being in the water. The life jacket can help to save your life as well as others who are on the boat. It helps to keep you afloat if you don't know how to swim or if you don't have the strength to swim in the water on your own because of an injury. 

You might think that you can swim just fine, but if you are in the water for an extended period of time or there are a lot of waves in the water, then it can make you tired faster than you realize. The life jacket can give you the support that you need even if you are one of the best swimmers that you know. If there are children on the boat, then the jacket can help to keep them above the water and sometimes help calm their fears of being off the boat. 

If it's cold in the water, then the jacket will help to keep you warm. In most cases, you will usually be in your bathing suit while in the water, so there isn't a lot of material that is there to keep your from getting cold. In the event that you are being swept away in a current or if you are below the surface of the water, the life jacket will get you positioned in the direction where you need to be while in the water until you can get help or get back to the boat.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Overseas Call/Talk with Mama

My youngest sister went home to be with Mama this past Christmas.  I wish I could be with Mama every Christmas!  I sent Mama some money for Christmas but  she said she will be using it to  repair the damge at the house that the typhhoon caused.  I was going to call  them  on Christmas but there was no signal there and they  also had a black out  ever since the typhoon hit.   So I waited for  them to come to  the city  before I called.
Glad to see Mama again even on pictures.  To hear her voice makes me cry, I want to hug her but I can't.  My sister said that they really miss us as well.
I wish I could convince Mama to come over here.  She is still refusing to entertain the thought of flying.  I hope we could visit the Philippines soon.  I am missing them terribly!  It's been  years since I last seen them.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Great Friend

I am so grateful for  friends like Ate Chay.  She does a lot of things for us  and even  treat my fmily like her own.  She is one of those people I admire the most because she and her husband raised their four kids really well.  Two of her older kids have graduated in college and  have  jobs and  that is something  so admirable.  I wish that I could  give Ate Chay a break and teat her  a good vacation, that would be nice.  Of all the things that she does for us, she deserve  a good break.  
Thank you Ate Chay for  doing things  for my family, we love you!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Future Plan

Ifeel bad for myyoungest sister, she is hving a rought time  right now.  Her contract to the school has ended  last month so she is trying to find another job.  ON top of that, she is also bummed out that she did not pass the licensure exam for teachers.  I told her to hang in there and  just keep  thinking positive.  God always has a plan for every one of us so   she will be okay as soon as she dosn't give up pursuing her dreams.
My husband  told me that I could petition my sister here so I will look into it and seehow long will it take for me to  petition her.  I asked her to send me  some documents and I hope that she would consider it.  Maybe, I could  encourage my MOm to come over if my sister  is here with me too.