Monday, October 30, 2017

Never Lose a Strand of Your Patience

Have you ever experienced a day wherein nothing seems to go well, that no matter how you try to choose the right path, you keep making the wrong turn?  Today is one of those days. Early this morning we left for Cebu via the San Carlos - Toledo route. We had prebooked tickets and arrived at the port 2 hours ahead of our departure thinking our trip is going to be smooth. However, when we parked our car and left for boarding, we were suddenly informed that we are no longer allowed to leave our car at the San Carlos Port. (Boom!) What are we going to do with our car?! We can't just leave it anywhere unsafe. It is was one of the most stressful 10 minutes of my life... 



I realized that life can be challenging at times but there will always be a way to resolve these challenges and come out victorious. Having this in mind will be easy to keep your patience and continue to move forward.

Just like losing strands of your hair due to factors beyond your control, you too can do something.

·   Eat healthy – Eating the right food can alter your mood. Having low-level of folic acid in your body can cause anxiety, hence, food such as asparagus, avocado, salmon, and almond are recommended to fight stress hormones.

·   Stay calm – Listen to comforting music and reading feel-good stories can help switch you to a calm mood.

·   Exercise – Exercise releases endorphin that can relieve you from stress and anxiety.

·   Supplement –Taking in Vitamins such as B-complex can alter mood swings.

Don’t let your stress factors contribute to your hair loss. Letting yourself succumb to anxiety will definitely show up to your follicles and this can lead to more hair loss.

Hectic schedules and pressure from work, not to mention the pollution and filth outside easily make you feel unease and, at times, irritable. Slow down a bit, have fun and relax. There’s no better way to begin with your mane.

Tip 1:  The stroke of a comb can give you a soothing feeling while, at the same time, help unleash the natural oil of your hair.

Tip 2:  Stay away from getting pigtails, hair weaves, braids and tight hair rollers, which can pull and stress your hair.

Tip 3: Avoid perming, straightening or coloring because they contain toxic chemicals that could cause damage to your locks.

Tip 4: Choose natural. Use NOVUHAIR topical solution. Apply liberal amount on to your scalp and hair. Massage it gently for -10 minutes to help permeate deeply from root to tip. NOVUHAIR is packed with 19 natural ingredients that help promote growth, nourishment and rejuvenation of your tress.
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Saturday, October 28, 2017

GIVEAWAY ALERT: Win a Disney Princess Box


Enter for your chance to win (1) Disney Princess Box from Pley

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Little girls love Disney Princesses. With Pley's Official Disney Princess Subscription boxes you can provide screen free entertainment to your child every month. You can sign up for 1, 3 or 6-month packages or just buy 1 of the previous month boxes. Learn more about these amazing Disney boxes here. Scroll down to enter to win a box now!  

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

GIVEAWAY ALERT: Win a NetChef NC820 Digital Kitchen Assistant

Enter to win (1) NetChef NC820 Digital Kitchen Assistant

Valued at $120

We all spend so much time in the kitchen, don't we? Cooking, talking, listening to music or podcasts. Now you can streamline all your needs into one device. Listen to Pandora, or I Heart Radio, have your own photos scroll throughout the day on the screen. Grab hundreds of recipes that are pre-loaded on the device or off of sites like Pinterest, AllRecipe.com or Epicurious.com

The NetChef is the perfect personal help device for any home - read more about the features in this article

 

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Why Should You Start Using Infrared Sauna?

Let's face it - people are so busy and living a fast-paced life that for some, it is a jungle out there! The daily grind is just too stressful. 
The good news is we can still live a happy, healthy, successful and fulfilling life with just a bit of ingenuity and inside information. One of the best-kept secrets for overall health maintenance out there today is the consistent use of an infrared sauna.

An infrared sauna is considered to be a dry sauna which produces heat through electromagnetic radiation heaters, either combination carbon and ceramic, or one of each, that range in temperature from 120 degrees F to 157 degrees F. These saunas heat the air surrounding the person, thus raising the core body temperature resulting in the many health benefits associated with infrared heat. It is a comfortable heat resulting in many health benefits when used consistently. 


Infrared therapy is beneficial to both your mind, body, and spirit. There are multiple advantages of a daily session in an infrared sauna. Those using infrared swear they could not live without their daily routine as it helps to maintain overall excellent health, reduces and controls stress and allows for a peaceful nights rest. When you are healthy, not stressed and sleep well you enjoy an agreeable attitude and a great outlook on life.

Some of the many health benefits while using an infrared sauna are specific. For instance not only does infrared sauna therapy relieve pain, on most levels, it aids in overall outward skin health and appearance. The ability of infrared to detoxify the entire body by simulating a ‘false’ fever also assists in a passive exercise which helps in maintaining a healthy body mass. Infrared heat boosts positive feelings, greatly reduces stress and encourages an extremely favorable mental outlook and attitude. 

The heat from infrared saunas relieves pain in the body's joints and muscles. Infrared heat expands blood vessels promoting superior circulation. This improved circulation carries supplemental oxygen to over-worked or injured areas and it also reduces pain even as it accelerates healing. Infrared heat causes productive perspiration and is the avenue toxins use for release from your body. Sweat expels dirt, toxins, and chemicals which aid in purifying your pores and removing dead skin cells from your body. Daily use truly results in an improved complexion along with much softer and glowing skin.

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Infrared saunas also stimulate the body’s natural mechanism that fights infection and viruses. It does this by raising core body temperature, inducing a ‘false’ fever; an artificial state of fever. When this occurs, it stimulates the infection-fighting benefits of a true fever by heating the body all done without an actual fever or feeling ill. Also due to the increased circulation and oxygenation of healthy blood the body's heart rate increases and the heart is stimulated and metabolism is energized as if you have taken a brisk walk. Add to that, as blood vessels expand and circulation improves, there is the additional benefit of lowering the body’s blood pressure. The body regulates it’s temperature through this process while purging excess toxins found in the fat cells, surplus fat, salt and additional water. This can lead to a reduction in weight over a period of time.

Sweating, while in an infrared sauna, is our body’s prime way of discharging the many toxins bombarding it on a daily basis. What we eat, drink, breathe and absorb is expelled through this intense perspiration. It is one of the natural ways to purge impurities such as heavy metals, toxic food, bad air and other controlled substances such as alcohol, nicotine and even prescription medications. Also, the warm, gentle heat within an infrared sauna gently relaxes muscles, tendons and joints releasing stress from an overworked mind. When stress is lessened overall health greatly improves. Infrared heat is one of the most natural ways to enjoy relief from stress. Sleep tremendously improves and resulting in a better attitude and a more positive outlook on life. 

For optimum results, don't forget to combine your time in the sauna with meditation. You can use your own routine or an app such as Headspace. It offers a great ten minute guided meditation. The many benefits of infrared sauna therapy are empirical. From stress relief to detoxification, weight loss, and pain reduction, consistent use of infrared heat pretty much guarantees positive results. Let this be the new secret weapon against stress and illness and find the work and life balance that you deserve. 

Saturday, October 21, 2017

GIVEAWAY ALERT: Win a Lottie Doll for Your Little Girl




Enter for your chance to win your choice of (1) Lottie Doll (up to a $25 value)    


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Lottie Dolls are beautiful and exciting dolls that actually look like a little girl! Each doll is created to resemble a real little girl. With clothes that are easy to get on and off, Lottie's will easily become a favorite doll in your toy collection. Read more about Lottie Dolls here
   

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GIVEAWAY ALERT: Join the Stonz Giveaway!


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Sponsored By: Stonz

Open to: US

October 20-November 5, 2017

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Why Do We Need to Take a Break and Recharge?


This is one of my favorite quotes from Anne Lamott. Whether we are living a fast-paced life or a routinary and boring one, it is very important that we get out of the circle and take a break. Everyone is believed to function and perform better after getting a recharge. 

Thus, here are some simple tips on how we can recharge our energy and improve our personal well-being: 

1. Be Active and Exercise

When you exercise, happy chemicals called Dopamine are released into our brain. It is a neurotransmitter in the brain that's necessary for feelings of pleasure and happiness making one feel good. It is also known to help one feel less stressed. So, sweat all your worries out of your system. 



2. Be with Nature

Whether you opt for the mountains and lush greenery or the beach, spending time in nature is an effective way to de-stress. Take time to appreciate the natural beauty of the surroundings, enjoy the fresh air and listen to the calming sound of the waves or the chirping of the birds. 



3. Go Offline

This is actually a bit of a challenge for online workers like me. It is hard since most of us are so used to checking our mobile devices out of a habit. However, according to studies, one can find himself more productive after taking an offline break. It is suggested to set our phone on airplane mode so that we can still use its other functions like the camera. 

4. Get Pampered 

A simple manicure, foot massage or a trip to the spa can make a huge difference. This is the main reason why Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa celebrated the National Pampering Day last October 17, 2017 where customers were treated to a FREE manicure, foot spa or foot massage. 


According to Arvin Amaro, Marketing Head of Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa, “Filipinos are very hardworking in any given aspect of our lives and a nation of energetic and industrious people best deserves real pampering once in a while. This year, as Nailaholics celebrates the 2nd National Pampering Day, we go deeper and dedicate this to everyone and remind them to take it slow, take it easy, zone out and relax for a while."

Luckily, Val and I was able to join this year's celebration since there was no work due to the transport strike. Val opted to get a foot massage while I opted for a manicure. It was indeed a good way to recharge under the care of Nailaholic's friendly nail technicians.


In case you are wondering, Nailaholics is located at the 3rd Floor, SM City Bacolod Northwing. For the complete list of their branches, click here.

How about you? Were you able to join the National Pampering Day celebration?

Monday, October 9, 2017

Bacolod's Freelancers Hub: Dojo 8 Coliving Space

Coworking spaces are very important to freelancers like me. If you are not so sure what I am talking about, a coworking space is a place with a shared working environment like an office or something like a study area at home. The only difference is that the people using it are usually not employed by the same company or organization. 


Though there are a lot of variations in terms of the ambiance or atmosphere, a strong and fast internet connection, as well as a reliable generator (in case of power outages), are constant in coworking spaces.

I was still in Manila when I started using coworking spaces. There is no doubt that the availability of these work areas has saved me every time there are power outages or internet failure and I cannot afford to miss work. Thus, when we moved to Bacolod, it was one of the things I looked for ASAP. 

Luckily, we were able to find Dojo 8 Coworking Spaces. It is located at Lacson Street, Bacolod near Starbucks Lacson. The place is very accessible and rates are really cheap. Not to mention they offer unlimited coffee. Then earlier this year, they opened their second branch at the back of Bar 21 named Dojo 8 Coliving Spaces.  By the way, this is not a sponsored post.

Dojo 8 Coliving Spaces is not your typical coworking space. So, let me share with you the top 5 things why it is so popular among freelancers and students. 

1. Overnight Accommodation - Dojo 8 have rooms available in case you need to stay overnight. They are very spacious, clean and affordable. It is also very ideal for travelers who still need to work and can't really rely on their hotel's wifi service. My friends from Dumaguete stayed at Dojo 8 for quite a number of times and they love it. 

2. Location - They are located in the heart of Bacolod City. As mentioned, they are at the back of Bar 21, a restaurant that provides a fusion of Filipino delicacies combined with Italian and American favorites (You can read about our Bar 21 Review here) and Bob's Cafe just across the street. There is also a Japanese restaurant a few steps away. 

3. Recreational  Facilities and Fun Environment - Dojo 8 provides ping pong tables and other outdoor games. They also have the garden area and some chairs outside which means that you have options on where you want to stay. You're not just limited to an air-conditioned room sitting on a chair. 

4. Pet-Friendly - As a fur parent, this meant a lot to me. At Dojo 8, you can work while your dogs play on the lawn. No need to leave our furbabies alone at home. Thus, I am looking forward to bring Crumpy, Cheesecake, and Cinderella soon. (I am thinking if we would be allowed to visit together or there is a limit on the number of dogs one can bring.) 

5. Events - Dojo 8 Coliving Spaces is now central to freelancer events here in Bacolod. They hold both free and paid seminars and workshops. Last January, they had the HOW TO START A HOME-BASED CAREER SEMINAR organized by The Purple Secretary and last May 12, the Freelancer Meet-up organized by the Digital Career Advocates of the Philippines. 


And aside from all of these, I love working at Dojo 8 because you get to be surrounded by like-minded people who want to be productive.


So, don't forget to follow Dojo 8 Coliving Spaces on Facebook for event updates and promotions. How about you? Do you have your own favorite freelancer spot? 


Friday, October 6, 2017

Kikki Backpack Giveaway

 

Enter for your chance to win (1) Kikki Backpack by Deuter - Valued at $45

Deuter is a front-runner in high-quality hiking and mountain climbing backpacks. They hit the ball out of the park with their children's backpack - the Kikki. This versatile backpack is the perfect size for the free personal bag for children flying on airplanes; making this the perfect kids carry on. Now you have a chance to win one in the color of your choice. Come back daily to increase your odds of winning this stellar backpack. Learn more about flying with the Kikki here.

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