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Monday, July 23, 2018

Don't Ruin Your Body!

You only get one body, so you best make the most of it! If you think about all the little mistakes that you might have made over the years with your body, we guarantee that you can think of a few too many. But, that’s not to say that the decisions you made when you were younger are going to be doing the damage now. It’s the decisions you’re making right at this very minute that could be damaging your body. The numerous habits that you have are what can put your body under pressure, but a few simple changes can sort it all. We think we know a few ways that you might be damaging your body, and how we think you can turn it all around.

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Turning Your Teeth Bad

Do you ever have those dreams where all of your teeth just seem to be falling out, and you’re doing anything you can to stop it, but all you seem to be doing is pulling them out more? Well, imagine that happening in real life. Obviously it won’t be as dramatic as suddenly having a mouth full of teeth falling out in seconds, but it will happen over the course of a few years if you’re not careful. Things like drinking fizzy drinks, coffee with a bit of sugar in, smoking, and drinking alcohol are all going to damage your teeth. If you know you’re bad for any of these, it might be time to stop, and even time to think about what treatments you might need done. From some teeth whitening, to fillings, if you’ve abused the sugar and alcohol over the years, you’ll need it. If you want to know a full range of treatments available,
visit this site today! The best thing for your teeth is getting into a routine of flossing once a day, brushing twice, and using mouthwash. This combination will keep your teeth fresh, but it won’t stop your damage. Reduce the number of fizzing drinks that you have to an absolute minimum, and you should be ok!

Damaging Your Organs

Our organs are what keep us alive after all, so we might as well try to preserve them. The best way to do so is to keep to a healthy diet, with the odd indulge once a week. We know you can’t be healthy all the time, but you can at least try! A healthy diet consists of protein, fats, carbs, and vitamins. You need a little bit of fat, so don’t think that because we’ve listed it, you can go and eat all the chocolate in the world. It has to be healthy fats, and it has to be minimal. Sources such as omega-3 are good for this! As for exercise, get into the habit of going for a walk, around 30 minutes, every day. See what difference it makes to your
energy levels, and even your weight if you combine it with healthy eating. You don’t have to be in the gym every day to make a difference!

Dating For Divorcees Made Easy

Getting back into the world of dating after being married for quite a few years can be a very daunting experience indeed. Firstly, you might find it nerve wracking just putting yourself out there and trying to meet new people. That’s not all, though, as many divorces find that the world of dating has changed massively since back in the day when they were first doing it. After all, when most divorcees were originally dating as teenagers, there was no such thing as social media and online dating! So, there will be a lot for divorcees to learn before they dip their toes back into this modern world.

Are you recently divorced and ready to start meeting new people? Here are some great tips that will make it a lot easier and less nerve wracking for you.

Wait Until You Are Truly Ready
First of all, before you launch yourself into dating, you need to ensure that you are 100% healed after your divorce. When relationships break up, it can also be emotionally difficult, especially if it means the end of a marriage. This could be made even more difficult if you shared children and need to sort out custody. You will certainly experience some major heartbreak and will need to take plenty of time to come to terms with being single and working through all of your emotions and feelings. If you start dating before you are truly over your ex, you will find that dating will be very stressful and could end up dragging up some of your negative emotions. So, wait until you are truly healed, and then dating won’t be such a painful experience for you, and you will also be a lot less likely to make some bad decisions.

Think About What You Want From A Partner

Next, once you are sure you’re ready for dating, it is super important that you consider the qualities and characteristics that you want from a partner. The best way to figure this out is to write two lists - one that contains things you want in a new partner and then another that contains things you don’t want. For instance, if you are quite sporty and love keeping fit in your spare time, you might also want a partner who shares these pastimes. Your list should also contain personality traits, such as honest and easy going. Even though the things on your list shouldn’t be completely set in stone, it’s good to have them for guidance once you do start meeting new people.

Try Online Dating

Even though this may not have existed the first time around you were dating, it’s still a good idea to try some online dating. This isn’t something that is considered odd anymore - everyone who is single will have tried it at some point or another! There are different platforms designed for online dating, and it might take a bit of experimenting to find out which one you prefer. There are the ones you can use as apps on your smartphone,
such as Tinder and Bumble, although these are usually aimed at young people. These are also associated more with hookups rather than long-term relationships. Don’t worry, though, not all of online dating is aimed at young people looking for their next hookup. Sites including Match often attract older daters who are looking to create some more serious connections. Once you are online, you can use these good conversation starters to get chatting. It’s a good idea to sign up for a couple of different dating sites or apps, so that you can get a taste of the kinds of platforms that are out there.

Let Go Of Your Expectations

Once you are ready to start arranging some dates with the people who you connect with online or in real life, you need to make sure you let go of your expectations. After all, your next relationship isn’t going to play out like a Hollywood romance, so there is no point expecting to meet Hugh Grant or George Clooney while you are swiping through profiles on Tinder! In fact, it’s best to forget
about romantic movies completely and get rid of all your dating expectations. If you keep your expectations way too high, you will never be happy with anyone who takes you out on a date, no matter how lovely and compatible they may be.

Do Things That You Enjoy

Not too keen to start off with online dating? That’s fine, some people really don’t get on with it at all and would much prefer to meet someone in real life. The best way to ensure that happens is to start doing things that you enjoy, such as hobbies and activities. Then you just need to join clubs or societies to meet like-minded people. You never know, the love of your life might be waiting for you at one of these clubs! For instance, if you love keeping fit, you might want to start taking your running seriously and
join a club. No matter what kind of hobbies you are into, I’m sure there will be a local club to join. By improving your social life in this way, you’ll be able to make more meaningful connections with the people you meet.

Look Out For Warning Signs

Make sure you take things very slow when you start to date again. That way, you can get to know someone completely, and will be less inclined to fall for someone who isn’t being completely honest with you. Unfortunately, lots of older people are regularly targeted on online dating websites by scammers
and con artists. So, you need to make sure that you know all of the warning signs that you need to look out for.

Be Patient

One very last point to make - you need to be patient when you start dating again. A new relationship won’t happen overnight, so be sure to take your time meeting new people so you have the chance to meet Mr. or Mrs. Right!

Good luck entering the world of dating once again!

Friday, July 20, 2018

How My Dogs Enjoy the Summer

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I haven't done a big photo dump in a while so I figured I'd do one today and show you how my dogs enjoy the summer. Since they each have different personalities they actually have different ways of enjoying it.

 Pixie and Rocky are sun babies.  They will lay inside in a sunshine spot coming in the window if it's available.  They ALWAYS wants to be out on the porch and will stay there until I physically drag them inside. They both love feeling nice and warm.
 Unfortunately though there have been plenty of Summer thunderstorms and when that happens they all clump together and tremble until it passes.
 Stella loves laying out in the shade on the porch furniture.  She absolutely loves being as comfortable as possible. Look at her adorable leg stretched out behind her in that photo above!
 She's also great to bring along to parties. She guards my wine!
 Grace will basically go anywhere I go and lay with me as much as possible. So even if I'm sitting out in the sun, she tries to join me. I try to keep my dogs cool when they're outside though so if they aren't in the shade of the porch, I only keep them out in the sun for a few minutes.  I also ALWAYS have clean fresh water available both on the patio and in the porch.
 Pixie sleeping in the porch!
 Grace and Stella staying cool in the shade. Stella's sticking her tongue out!

I always make sure to keep treats handy for them to reward good behavior and make sure they get some protein so they have energy to play and endure the Summer temperatures.  Lately I'm loving Wellness Core Grain Free Beef Treats from Chewy. They are freeze dried natural dog treats and are packed with protein! There's no grain or corn, wheat, and soy and of course no artificial flavors and preservatives.  The dogs love these and it holds them over in between meals.

How do your dogs enjoy the Summer?

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