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The Dangers Of Living With An Alcoholic Parent

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The Dangers Of Living With An Alcoholic Parent

When someone talks about living with an alcoholic parent, you immediately come up with a mental image that is disturbing and very alarming. Parents are supposed to be strong, loving, and caring individuals, not drunks. The sad reality is that a lot of children live with a parent who is an alcoholic or someone who…

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5 Ways To Show You Are Serious About Getting Sober

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5 Ways To Show You Are Serious About Getting Sober

If you know it’s time to give up a drug or alcohol addiction and are thinking about entering treatment, congratulations; you have already taken the first step toward a new life. Getting sober is not something to be taken lightly, and anyone who thinks they are up to the challenge should first consider doing the…

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How To Transition In An Older Family Member Into Your Home

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How To Transition In An Older Family Member Into Your Home

Living a healthier lifestyle and taking advantage of advances in medical technology mean that the average life span is increasing to record numbers. With people living longer today, you may have to accommodate your elderly parents moving into your home. The following helpful tips can ensure that the transition is smooth and comfortable for all…

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4 Ways to Find a Personal Sounding Board

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4 Ways to Find a Personal Sounding Board

No man – or woman – is an island. If you want to grow, and change, and learn, you need to talk to others. What you need is a personal sounding board, somebody who you can confide in, and discuss your problems with. You need somebody who can give you good advice without being judgmental.…

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A Simple Breakdown Of A Career In Makeup Artistry

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A Simple Breakdown Of A Career In Makeup Artistry

You may be considering a career in makeup artistry, but you don’t really know what to expect with that career option. You’ve always loved “playing” with makeup; you’ve done all of your friends’ and family members’ makeup for their proms, weddings, family pictures, etc. You always know the latest trends with makeup, you know how…

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5 Ways to Discourage Your Kids From Smoking

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5 Ways to Discourage Your Kids From Smoking

It’s no secret that tobacco use has long-term health consequences, but when it comes to minors, it’s also a crime. If your child is caught underage smoking, he or she could face criminal charges. So too could the adult who provided the cigarettes. Whether you have an interest in taking masters in criminal justice courses…

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3 Reasons To Call In Sick To Work (And 3 Times You Should Tough It Out)

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3 Reasons To Call In Sick To Work (And 3 Times You Should Tough It Out)

During these times in which teleconferencing and mutating strains of the flu are on the rise, calling in sick to work seems like a much more reasonable option than not in most cases. There are instances, however, where the decision can seem to enter a gray area. You may not feel sick enough to be…

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5 Practical Tips For Dealing With An Addiction

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5 Practical Tips For Dealing With An Addiction

Dealing with an addiction is for many people one of the hardest things that they will ever face. Depending on the severity of the issue it can take months, if not years, to kick a habit. Even then, some people are still never able to fully beat their own addictions.  Most people assume that addictions…

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Starting A Drug Intervention

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Starting A Drug Intervention

When you are worried about someone in your life because he or she is going down a destructive path of drugs, alcohol, or a behavior addiction like gambling, an intervention is a great approach to communicating your concern and encouraging appropriate treatment. Seeking help to stage an intervention is important to its success. Addicts tend…

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3 Patient-Nurse Etiquette Mistakes, and How to Avoid Them

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3 Patient-Nurse Etiquette Mistakes, and How to Avoid Them

First Impressions First impressions in any relationship are lasting and the nurse-patient relationship is no different. It is imperative when a nurse walks into a patient’s hospital room that they introduce themselves, and let the patient know exactly why they are in the room. For instance, the nurse could say “I am Jane Smith and…

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