Category Archives: Internal

mental, emotional and other internal aspects that affect your overall well-being

Get Fit and Make Money – A DYJKTH Interview

If you’ve been reading the Divorce Your Job & Keep the House series, you know we’re still on the topic of sales as an extra revenue stream. Below is an interview with Khalif Croom, who’s side gig is fitness related.

Ms. ME: What’s your new business endeavor about?

Khalif Croom: I’m an Executive Promoter for Body by Vi from Visalus. We offer a protein-enriched meal replacements, cereal, and cookies. We also help fight obesity in the community.

Ms. ME: Tell me more about these meal replacements.

KC: There is a protein drink for after you workout. It has more vitamins per serving than other products on the market.

Ms. ME: What if I don’t workout regularly or at all? Would the product still help me?

KC: Yes, it still works as a meal replacement and vitamin supplement, giving the body all the vitamins it needs.

Ms. ME: Ok, so how do you all fix obesity in the community?

KC: For everyone who uses the product and shows a before & after picture of losing 10 pounds in 90 days, Project Kids sends 30 healthy meals to charities to aid in fighting obesity.

Ms. ME: So how can people contact you to get the products?

KC: They can visit my website khalifcroom.myvi.net.

Ms. ME: And for my readers who are looking for an extra revenue stream, how can they find out more about Visalus and joining your team?

KC: They can view the presentations at overview.vi.com.

The next DYJKTH post (coming soon) will have more tips for sales.

National stress awareness day

Today is National Stress Awareness day. When I was thinking of things that relieve stress the first thing that came to mind was getting a massage.  It releases all of the built up physical tension in your muscles while giving you time to mentally decompress. If you’re religious or spiritual, you may share the sentiment in the photo. My friend Jessica said that when she gets stressed she works out, which is another great way to handle stress. Exercise releases feel good chemicals called endorphins. These endorphins are natural stress fighters. The hardest part sometimes is convincing yourself to get off the couch or stop the countless activities that may preoccupy you to actually exercise. But it’s definitely worth the effort if you want to relieve your stress. Share what you do to relieve stress. If you’re a Jacksonville, FL resident you may win a gift certificate for a massage at Massage by Bobbilee.

 A randomly selected comment will be selected for the gift certificate by April 30, 2014. If the randomly selected comment did not originate with a resident of Jacksonville, FL, subsequent random comments will be chosen until a local is awarded the certificate.

Jail instead of Mental Healthcare

So as a followup to an earlier post courtesy of Himalee Abeya, I needed to talk about this case happening in Florida. Yes surprise, surprise some more craziness from the Sunshine State. Click on the link below for the background info.

Woman Arrested in Beached Minivan Case.

So this pregnant woman, a victim of domestic violence which speaking from personal experience is traumatic in and of itself, who attempted to take her own life in addition to her children is now sitting in a jail cell still not receiving the mental healthcare she obviously and desperately needs.  What is more they arrested her at the mental healthcare facility.

The article I linked to above says that she had no history of mental illness. In a country that still has such stigma attached to mental health issues and coming from a culture/community that is not prone to openly discussing mental health issues, that isn’t surprising. However her family had attempted to get her help but unfortunately she wasn’t Baker-acted before the incident which now has her potentially looking at spending the rest of her natural life behind bars.

So what do you think?

Mental Health – An Overlooked Area of Wellness

No One Needs to Suffer With Depression – There Is Help and Treatment Available
By [http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Himalee_Abeya]Himalee Abeya

People who are suffering from anxiety, nerves, stress and depression can often feel as if they are on their own, and that no one understands the difficulties they are experiencing. In addition, even for those who do understand that they have depression, it can be extremely difficult to reach out and access the help they need. Sadly, there is still a stigma attached to this disease.

This article looks at the signs and symptoms of depression to help you understand the nature of this debilitating disorder. No one needs to suffer in silence. Help is available and with support and the right treatment, it is possible to live a healthy, happy and positive life.

Left untreated, depression can have a serious effect on every aspect of a person’s health. Their physical and psychological well-being can both be affected by depression.

Physically, symptoms like tiredness, lack of appetite or sexual libido, or even increased appetite at odd times, or binge eating can be a sign of depression. Weight loss, or gain, can also be a sign that your body is under a great deal of emotional stress. Psychologically, depression sufferers have feelings of worthlessness, fear, frustration, anger and a whole host of other negative emotions. In extreme cases, individuals question whether they should be alive and consider suicide.

The best way to identify whether you are depressed is to have a consultation with a qualified psychiatrist or psychotherapist. They will be able to correctly diagnose your condition and recommend a course of treatments for you.

Treatments vary depending upon the severity and type of depression. For milder cases, sometimes therapy and counselling is sufficient. However in serious cases like bipolar disorder treatment, a combination of therapies, counselling and prescription medication will be required.

Strong feelings of sadness, anxiety and stress are all symptoms of depression. And this is one of the reasons why it has been so misunderstood for so many years. In the past, and even now in some cases, a person suffering from these symptoms would be told to ‘cheer up’, or ‘be positive’. The problem is, when you are in the depths of a depressive state, it can be impossible to shake the feeling of gloom that surrounds you. That is why it is so important that sufferers of depression have access to the right care and treatment.

For many this will involve a series of appointments with a psychiatrist who will work with the patient to talk through emotional problems and identify ways of coping with and addressing problems. Patients can attend their weekly sessions and then carry on with life as normal. As the course of therapy sessions continues, the Psychiatrist will goes through various discussions and exercises to help their patient move toward a happier frame of mind.

Patients who require medical prescriptions will be properly diagnosed. If additional therapies like physical therapies are required, they can be arranged too.

If you have depression, do not suffer alone. Get the help you need to get your life back without delay.

Dr Himalee Abeya is a leading psychiatrist based in Sydney, using her talents and expertise to treat clients for depression, manic depression anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar and personality disorders. Dr Abeya specializes in general adult psychiatry, psycho-geriatrics, child and adolescent psychiatry, drug, alcohol and relationship counselling. Appointments are available from 8.30am to 5pm on Saturdays. For more information, please visit http://www.psychiatristinsydney.com.au/

Article Source: [http://EzineArticles.com/?No-One-Needs-to-Suffer-With-Depression—There-Is-Help-and-Treatment-Available&id=8367462] No One Needs to Suffer With Depression – There Is Help and Treatment Available

Education System Broken? Here’s why

[First a disclaimer: this post is a little off-topic from the rest of the blog. However my day job relates to this and I’ve been so frustrated lately I needed to speak on it. The idea has crossed my mind of opening a private school under the overarching business brand ECV so I guess it’s not too off-topic, but that idea isn’t likely to come to fruition…]

There are so many reports in the US about the education system being broken. Every time you turn around someone else is complaining or upset that America has fallen below another country in some education or graduation ranking. Then enter the pundits with their endless speculations and suggestions despite some of them having no internal experience in education outside the 16+ years they spent earning their own education some 2 or 3 decades ago. And with all the endless chatter and constant political interference things rarely get better. Here are just a few reasons why it’s broken from a current insider.  Continue reading Education System Broken? Here’s why