Buying Versus Building a Home
Buying vs. building a home can feel like a very personal decision, and it’s one that requires a lot of consideration. After all, there are pros and cons to both options. Buying a home might sound easier on paper, but there are still some “fine print” rules to think about. Building your own home gives you the freedom to create your dream house, but it can take a long time and you might run into some construction headaches along the way.
Enough Is Enough: Determining When a Health Condition is a Disability
You know the reality. Your health is impacting your ability to live life as you once did. Your capacity to work, to be productive, has deteriorated. And that’s a frightening reality, especially when you have yourself and your family to support. Being formally and legally declared “disabled” can be a difficult step to take. There are not only the legal hurdles to clear, but there’s also the simple reality that life will change, particularly if your health requires you to stop working. Seeking formal, legal status as a person with a disability, however, can be a tremendous benefit. You’ll enjoy specific legal protections under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).…
Upscaling Your E-Commerce Business
There are currently between 12-24 million e-commerce sites currently live across the world. Despite that enormous number, new online shops are being created every day. If you’ve already set up your e-commerce site and you’re familiar with inbound marketing, SEO, and sales funnels, it’s still important to think about what’s next. Maybe your business has been up and running for years, but now that the market is getting so competitive, you know you need to do more to stay relevant. Think about what your original business and marketing plans looked like. Chances are, they included ideas on how to grow and find success while reaching new audiences all the time.…
Precursors to Mental Health Problems
According to the National Institute for Mental Health, as of 2017, 46.6 million adults in the U.S. were living with some type of mental illness. With a statistic that high, any mental health professional would probably wish there was some concrete answer as to what causes all mental health problems.
Tips for Aging in Place for Seniors
According to the U.S. census, all baby boomers will be aged 65 or older by 2030. We live in a country with an aging population, and it’s more important than ever for seniors to understand how to age in place while making smart, healthy choices for themselves. People are also living longer. The average life expectancy in the U.S. is over 78 years, so more people are trying to come up with solutions that will allow them to live their best lives during their golden years.
Safe Methods for Managing Chronic Pain
When you’re in pain, nothing else matters. All that you can think about, all you can really care about, is getting it to stop. But that kind of desperation can lead to profoundly destructive choices, as is evidenced by the current opioid epidemic. In fact, drug overdose is currently the leading cause of death for adults under the age of 50 in the US, with opioids accounting for more than half of those fatalities. Yet healthcare providers continue to prescribe opioids at an alarming rate, with little recognition of the risk of dependency. Even less thought is given to how these drugs can be prescribed ethically, in the safest and…
How To Be a More Mindful Traveler
This year, I’ve made an effort to put travel at the top of my list of priorities. It’s important to get out of your comfort zone and explore the world whenever possible after all. Traveling is fun and enriches your mind, body, and soul — especially when you’ve been stuck behind a desk for too long, and you find yourself gazing a little too longingly out the window to the distant mountains. But while traveling is all of those positive things, it can also take a toll on your energy, wellness, and even (especially) your bank account, no matter how prepared you are for everything the trip throws at you.…
What to Keep in Mind When Buying a Car
Car shopping can be overwhelming. After all, it’s not every day that you waltz on over the nearest dealership and look for ways to plunk down thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars in a single purchase.
Climate Control: The Effects of Climate Change on Your Health
We all have that one elderly relative who claims they can predict a change in the weather through some physical symptom—a throbbing in the toe, an ache in the shoulder? But did you know that, no matter how young or old, sick or well, our health is directly impacted by the weather? That’s nothing new, of course.
Establishing Health Goals for the New Year
With the end of the year approaching, people often begin considering new year’s resolutions. While some may have very lofty goals, others may not have as much they want to achieve. Nonetheless, one universal goal that everyone should aspire to every year is maintaining better health.