Need a birthday gift for a “word gamer”? Here are several of the best board games for people who love playing with words, sentences, and dictionaries. And, a quip for the birthday card: “Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.” ~ Maya Angelou. Your word lover knows that words mean far more than what’s written on paper — a single two-letter word can mean the difference …
Fall asleep fast with these natural remedies for sleep from doctors, psychologists, and my own research on how to sleep better. The more good sleep you get, the healthier and happier you'll be.
Learning how to overcome loneliness during the Christmas holiday season depends on the type of lonely you feel. There are actually three types of loneliness - and the cure for your feelings of being alone depends on several factors.
Make Your Logo Legal by Registering a Trademark Registering a trademark is something both new and “old” entrepreneurs wonder about; these trademark tips will help you decide if you should make your logo legal. If you’re an entrepreneur on your way to success (or you’re already running a successful small business!), it might make sense to protect your creative genius by registering it as a trademark. Before the tips, a quip: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of …
Do you feel guilty after giving your dog away or "rehoming" him or her? Here's how to cope - it's a letter my dog wrote to her previous owner (with a little help from me!). This letter might help you see that you did the right thing.
The first step to starting over at 50 is to identify your assets and liabilities. You'd be surprised to learn how many assets you have! Here, I define several types of assets, and offer tips for dealing with liabilities when you're starting over at 50.
I’m a writer surviving life with ulcerative colitis, which is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). I’ve found that living in harmony with ulcerative colitis is easier than fighting it. I’m also a blogger who wants to publish stories from people living with chronic disease. If you have a chronic illness, I’d love to hear from you! Please contact me through the comments form below. Do you have inflammatory or irritable bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, or Crohn’s? Read Breaking …
Incense can reduce stress, calm anxieties, and help you relax. Here's how burning incense for mediation decreases stress, plus different types of incense - frankincense, sandalwood, and sage.
In social work, we call it “asset mapping” for communities or organizations. In counseling, it's about helping clients recognize and use their strengths.
Singer Songwriter Lorne Warr’s Rock Band Should you be a singer? Learn what a music career is really like! In this job description, a singer songwriter shares career tips for the music industry. Singing is a job that’s as glamorous as it is gritty. Lorne Warr, the front man of The Streels, blends his musical talents along with storytelling and songwriting gifts to create original music along with Maritime and Celtic tunes. “I was surrounded by music growing up in Newfoundland …
Here are two easy things you can do to help fight female mutilation: learn why some cultures practice it, and visit two websites that work towards eradicating female circumcision.
I earned my MSW (Master of Social Work) at UBC in Vancouver. Here’s a list of the pros and cons of this social work graduate program – it was a two year MSW for me.
A summary of what melatonin is, how it affects sleep, and the side effects of taking melatonin to sleep better. Since melatonin regulates the sleep-wake cycle, it can be an effective remedy for jet lag.
Improving your self-confidence will change how you act at work, school, and home. These tips are from Queen Latifah, who believes that to improve self-confidence you need to stop acting the way you think you "should."
Here are seven mistakes to avoid when you’re moving to Africa, plus three tips from expats for living in countries like South Africa, Kenya, and other countries in Africa.