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Modern Therapy- When And Why To Turn To Online Counselling

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With the advancement of technology, the prevalence of smartphones and the rise in apps and social media, support for mental illnesses and accessibility to mental health professionals have never been greater. Online therapy offers numerous advantages to a potential client; however, it is important for both individuals and mental health practitioners to be informed of its benefits as well as its limitations. Here, we will explore why online counselling might be right for you and when to turn to it.

Location friendly
Online counselling is an ideal option for those who are remote, live in rural areas or do not have access to a mental health practise in their town; all you need to reach a licensed therapist is Wi-Fi. If you find yourself struggling to find treatment because of location, e-therapy could be the solution for you.

Convenient and affordable
Therapy sessions can be done at the comfort of your own home via a number of communication tools such as email, online chat or video call. This is particularly useful for children and teens who are more comfortable communicating online than in person. Additionally, sessions can also be scheduled according to your own convenience.
Online therapists also offer a number of affordable treatment options, even if you are not covered by health insurance.

Accessible for those with physical limitations
Those who are physically disabled, unable to leave their home or immobile will find that online therapy is a useful alternative to traditional counselling settings. Those with hearing and visual difficulties may also benefit from this therapy style as various communication methods are available.

Potential clients may find relief in knowing that there need be no face to face contact in online therapy; the anonymity of this therapeutic style means that there is no need for concern over one’s race, gender, size or age. This can bring about more authenticity and honesty during the therapy sessions as people find this ‘invisibility’ non-threatening and even empowering.

Availability and diversity of therapists
Online counselling provides a range of therapists to choose from domestically or even internationally. Finding one that you like, trust and can open up to is of vital importance, and modern therapy now allows for you to cast a wide net and choose a therapist who is knowledgeable and has expertise on a particular issue.

Online therapy is growing rapidly and is not only helpful for those seeking professional assistance, but can be a pathway to greater mental health awareness, including specifics of disorders and treatment. 

While there are disadvantages to undertaking therapy online, such as indirect assistance when going through a personal tragedy, a lack of real-world interaction and non-verbal cues and technological difficulties, online counselling can still be highly effective under the right circumstances and with the right therapist.

If you find location or physical limitations as hindrances to therapy and treatment, desire an affordable and confidential practise which works on your time and schedule and would like a vast array of therapists to choose from, online counselling may just be the perfect thing for you.

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How Being Social Helps Your Mental Health

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Bring In The New Year With These Plussize Dresses

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Another year is about to pass and the new year is coming in. We have our new years resolutions, Which I no longer do lol! That's a past time for me lately. I take it day by day these days and just go with the flow. So as the new year comes in people start to plan whether it be to improve your circumstances. Some people want to be a better person than they were in 2018, most eliminate the negative people and others just want to plan for a fabulous party. Here are some cute dress with some flare. Of course you'll want something with some bling.

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8 Ways to Keep the Kids Busy Without Spending A Fortune

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No matter the age of your children finding productive and budget-friendly things to do can be quite challenging. Below are 7 ways (that won’t cost a fortune) you can use on any day of the week to ensure your kids don’t go stir crazy.
Give Them Lots of Colouring Room

Kids of all ages enjoy colouring but depending on the age the activity can go pretty quickly before they are bored again. A way to switch up just plain old colouring is to buy a big roll of plain white wrapping paper. Use the wrapping paper and spread it out anywhere like the floor or across a table. This can be really cool for kids because they can just keep pulling the paper whenever they need more space to draw

 Indoor Camp Out

What kid doesn’t love to pretend play and make their dreams come true? What they would love even more is actually bringing their imagination to life. Bringing the camping inside is just the fun they may be looking for.

For this activity you will need a tent, a real one will do or one made from sheets is good too. Pretend to light a fire and eat freeze-dried foods. You could also make indoor s’mores very easily at your stove or in your microwave. Be sure to get the sleeping bags and ghost stories ready for a fun night under the ‘stars’.

In Need of A Furry Friend?

If you can't commit to an animal year round you can try pet sitting over the holidays. This can also help you decide whether you and the family are ready to get your own yet. It could be just a phrase and you end up doing all the work. They are a few places you can look for pets to care for try Guide Dogs Australia or if your not keen a getting a puppy you can look at house sitting sites which also offer animal care. 

Get The Kids in The Kitchen!

Giving kids a little responsibility in the kitchen can do wonders! It can help them appreciate the food, both you prepare. It also gives them a chance to get their hands dirty, which most kids love!
If your kids love shrimp, why not get them to give you a hand with popping the shrimp on the skewers. If they also like a bit of zing, teach them some far flung flavours like thai grilled shrimp skewers!

Indoor Obstacle course

Sometimes it's just simply too cold or rainy to get out of the house. Bad weather or not kids need to be able to have the space to release all of the energy they have.  Creating an obstacle course in your home is fun for everyone.

Try making the string laser course like you see in the movies for your kids. All you really will need is lots of string to create the course and then your kids can collect the objects you already have at home and put them in baskets at either end of the course.

Get Crafty

There is nothing like a bit of DIY that gets kids excited! Learning how to make their own things will also give them a better appreciation for their belonging as well as the costs of things. Make sure you pick something that is useful but also achievable for a few age groups. You could try making animal masks or maybe a learn how to make a pencil case for the coming school term!

A Day of Volunteering

An awesome way to give kids some perspective on how others live is to have them give back in some capacity. It teaches kids to have empathy and care for others around them as well as to have gratitude for what they have in life.

There are many ways to give back that kids may be able to participate in. Some great places to start volunteering are your local soup kitchen, animal shelters, or spending the day cleaning up trash at your local park.

Sensory Bins

Young toddlers to school ages children love to play with sensory bins. Sensory bins can be fairly messy so be sure to work on a sheet or outdoors where it is okay for you and the kids to get a little dirty. Make shimmer snow made from baking soda and glitter. Try a coloured rice bin with just plain rice and food colour. If you want to avoid the mess altogether fill a bin with cotton balls and simply add kitchen utensils and measuring cups and the kids will have a blast.

Make Your Own T-Shirts

Let's be real, kids will practically draw all over the house if you let them. Foster their creativity skills and design your own t-shirts. It doesn’t take much to get this done and can be made on new or old shirts.

Use any type of art medium your child likes such as crayons, markers, or even let them paint on their shirt. Make sure to hand wash and dry your shirts so that your kids can cherish their creations for years to come.

With a little of creativity and planning it easy to keep the kids busy! Once you have built up a repertoire of activities you will have then away from the TV and enjoying themselves all holidays!

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Getting Fit? Stay Safe to Avoid Injury

If you've decided that you want to be healthier, you might have come up with a plan to get fit. Beginning a workout regime can change your life in lots of ways, helping you to feel happier and healthier. If you find something that you enjoy, you can really get into keeping up your new routine. However, you should make sure that getting fit changes your life for the right reasons, and doesn't end up having a negative impact on your health. It's important to stay safe during physical activity if you want to avoid injury. You need to be careful and look after yourself.

Be Careful Working Out Outdoors

Exercising outdoors can be invigorating and exciting. For many people, it's much better than working out at a gym. If you decide that you want to jog, go for a bike ride, start hiking or do anything else outdoors, you need to be aware of the hazards. Cyclists should be aware of road safety and how to avoid getting into an accident. You can find out more from an injury lawyer how a bicycle accident can occur and how it might affect you. Joggers should choose safe areas to run and probably want to avoid running at night. If you are exercising in the dark, you need to make sure you're clearly visible.

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Pay Attention at Your Gym Induction

Some people much prefer to exercise at the gym, and that's completely fine. However, if you're not familiar with a lot of gym equipment, don't rush in and start using it too quickly. When you join a gym, you often have the option or are sometimes required to go through an induction session. The gym should give you safety advice and might show you how to use certain machines and pieces of equipment. If you're not sure, there should be staff members and other gym members who you can ask. Using a personal trainer could work out for you if you need instruction.

Dress Appropriately for Exercise (and Weather)

What you wear when you work out could make a big difference to your safety. The right choice of shoes is particularly important. You need the correct grip, support and amount of movement for the type of physical activity that you're doing. You should also think about whether loose clothing could get caught on anything or too tight clothing could restrict your breathing or movement. Dressing for the weather and outdoor conditions is important too.

Get Expert Help to Improve Your Form

A lot of people don't realize how much damage they could be doing to their bodies through poor form. Whether you're lifting weights at the gym or going for a run, you could be hurting yourself by doing things incorrectly. If you're not sure whether you're getting it right, you could use a personal trainer or join a class where you can receive instruction.

When you decide to get fit, make sure you stay safe while you're doing it. You don't want to hurt yourself while trying to be healthier.

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Your Sexy Plus Size Guide For Halloween Costumes

Costume 1 - The Woods

You’ll raise a “red” flag when you walk to the party in this “haute” Halloween style.  Complement it with a cloak and a basket to carry your favorite goodies and keep the woodland creatures at bay.


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 Costume 2 - Poison Ivy

 Be cautious where you step or you may get tangled in her vines. Poison Ivy
 is a dangerous lady who can control the forest and tempt you with her “natural” charm.

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 Costume 3 - Fairest of Them All 

 Straight from a fairytale, this princess will turn heads and knows better than to take an apple from a stranger. If you want to try to find your true love, go as the fairest of them all to this year’s ball.

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And there you are ladies! Three costumes that can be worn to a sexy Halloween party. You can also wear one of these at home for your spouse to spice up your romance.

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The Secret to That Classy and Sexy Look You Have Always Wanted in the Kitchen

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We always have to spend quite a lot of time in the kitchen, so who said it should be boring? Do not neglect your kitchen life. Spice it up makes yourself look gorgeous sexy and at the same time fulfill your family desires. Gone are the days we used to wear the white only, flat apron in the kitchen. Things have totally changed in the 21st century. From the creativity that brings along different designs that leave heads turning to admire your apron.

If you are looking for that classy and sexy touch in the kitchen, look no further, Flirty Aprons got your back on this. Their Aprons come in new, different styles and color schemes. They give you a variety to choose from. Variety allows more people exercise a wider list of options regarding their appearance when they are working in the kitchen. Flirty Aprons has a broad range from which you can choose for anyone from older women, middle-aged women, men and young girls.

Let us explore your options. You have younger girls who want to help around in the kitchen and actually to cook. Well, then you need our Girl’s Flirty Aprons Sadie Sassy Black. This Apron from our Sadie Line was craftily designed having the idea of the Little Black Dress in Mind, which is a must have for every woman. It's dress like style, gives it class and demeanor. A white floral appearance on the apron makes it come out bold and beautiful giving her the confidence and beauty that she needs in the kitchen.

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They still have more choices for the modern woman; They have Original Teal Moroccan Apron for women. This one-size-fits-all apron is 100% cotton that has a beautiful Gold Moroccan on white. It also has a double layered teal which makes it extra durable. It is a free size for women of all ages. It gives you the freedom to adjust the fit since it still has our trademark of long waist ties. It is both attire and an accessory that adequately complements your looks in the kitchen.

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If the above still does not flatter you, They still have more. Helping you to create your look in the kitchen by introducing to you the Vineyard Dream Wine Aprons. This apron has dark colors and prints that are bold and that come out stylish and sexy. This Apron is necessary to have for any woman who wants and needs to feel sexy in the kitchen. Grab the Vineyard Dream Wine Apron for that flattering, sexy look in the kitchen and beyond.

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All Flirty Aprons are made from high Tec fabric, meaning, that they last longer they are resistant and safer to wear around open flames. Flirty Aprons do not cost you an arm and a leg. The prices are so friendly to suit all your pocket needs. They are a perfect idea for a birthday, mother’s day or just any random day gift for your mom, sisters and female friends. For these and more choices visit their website and you will be lost for choice.

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Actionable Steps To Improve Your Self-Confidence

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Hands up who is feeling full of self-confidence today? If you're the person sat at the back hesitantly wondering whether to put their hands up, then no, you probably aren't. And isn't that true of so many of us? We don't push yourselves to the front to give ourselves recognition. We dither over every decision we have to make. We are afraid to take steps that may appear risky.

Low self-confidence is something many of us have to deal with. Be it a low self-esteem about who we are and what we look like, to the paralyzing fears that prevent us from moving forward. If you're identifying with what we are saying, take comfort in the fact that you're not alone, but you don't have to resign yourself to the way you are thinking and feeling.There are actionable steps you can take to improve your self-confidence, and some of them can even be done today.

Consider the following as examples.

Dress well. It's the simple things that can improve our self-confidence, and sometimes it can be decided on the outfit we wear. While we might still be a jumble of nerves and fears inside, we can at least hide that through the clothing we choose to put on. But when other people start to take us seriously because we are dressed smartly, then we might also start to take ourselves seriously, and grow in confidence as a result.

Stop comparing yourself with others. Especially when it comes to our body image, we can unfavourably compare ourselves to others. Looking at the models in beauty magazines, or the Instagrammed photos of our friends, we decide our bum is too big, our breasts are too small, our skin is too saggy, and our hair doesn't look right. You may have been body shamed by others in your life, but let's face it, sometimes you body shame yourself. If improving your body will improve your self-confidence, be it through a breast augmentation or a detox diet, then so be it. But otherwise, be proud of your body. You don't have to look like everybody else, and besides, many of the photos of the models you see have been airbrushed anyway, so they are not what you would call authentic.

Practice positive self-talk. Following on from the above, sometimes, we are our own worst enemy. We hurt ourselves with negative thoughts - "I'm useless," "I'm not pretty enough," "other people are better than me," blah blah blah. Stop it! Stop damaging your self-esteem with this negative way of thinking. Instead, practice positive self-talk. Flatter yourself on the best parts of your body. Focus on your life's achievements. Give yourself some credit, instead of thinking the worst about yourself all the time.

Give yourself some me-time. Our low self-confidence often comes from being around others. If we're not comparing ourselves to them, then we are letting their words and actions define who we are, instead of being ourselves. Get away from it all for a while. Find a place where you can focus on who you are, so you can build up your self-confidence away from the influence of others. Write a journal, focussing on the positive things in your life. Give yourself some purposeful pampering, taking time to flatter your mind and body. Do those things that you do well, so you aren't in a position where you are almost guaranteed to fail. Whatever you do in your me-time, make it a positive experience for you, where you can build your self-confidence instead of being in a place where it might falter.

Ditch the people who hurt you. You can't escape everybody who hurts your feelings and who lowers your self-confidence. But there may be people in your life that you don't have to see very often, or that you can ditch completely. This includes those so-called friends who put you down rather than lift you up. They aren't really friends at all if they do or say things that hurt you. And this applies to anybody on your social media networks, who knowingly or unknowingly have a negative effect on your life. Get rid of them, tell them where to stick their hurtful words, and block them from your life. And then concentrate on the next step.


Be with the people who are good for you. There should be people in your life who make you feel good about yourself. These are the people who make you laugh. These are the people who listen and help you when you're feeling down. And these are the people who lift you up and help you get perspective when you're hard on yourself. These are the people you need to be with, and not the naysayers, gossipmongers, and critical assholes that really deserve no place in your life. Positive people will influence you the right way, so if you don't have enough of them in your life right now, seek them out. Join new groups, begin new hobbies, and find the people who can help you be yourself, rather than hanging out with those people who twist you up with their negative attitudes towards you.

Do something courageous. If you have any fears in your life, you are never going to overcome them by shielding yourself away from them. Sometimes, you have to confront them. And by doing so, you will both overcome the fear you had and benefit from renewed self-confidence because you dared to be brave and courageous. We don't know how this applies to your life today but think about the way your fears are holding you back, and do your best to pluck up the courage. These tips may help you to do it.


Empower yourself. Why are you lacking in confidence? If you are struggling at work, learn the skills you need to do your job, or start to look for another job that is more in tune with you. If you are terrified of public speaking, practice using this useful guide to help you. If you never know what to say at parties or social gatherings, increase your knowledge, and learn some interesting facts, so you have something worth saying. In whatever area you are weakest in, find a way to build strength. By empowering yourself, you will increase in confidence.

So, if you are suffering from a low self-confidence, don't accept it or beat yourself up about how inadequate you feel. Take actionable steps to build yourself up, and start by doing that today. And if you have any other useful tidbits of advice for our readers, let us know how you overcome your feelings of low self-confidence, and give those of who need a boost the lift we need. Take care, and thanks for reading!

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Easy Ways to Update Your Wardrobe on a Budget

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Are you tired of wearing the same old things and looking to update your wardrobe? That could be easier said than done if you are living on a budget, but it’s not impossible. You just have to think about ways you can save money to let you make your wardrobe be more as you want it.

Check Out Your Closet

The first thing to do is go through your closet. How many things are shoved to the back that you have not worn for years? How many items have you forgotten you have? Some of these things could be altered slightly by adding new buttons, taking a couple of hinges off the length and maybe dying them a different color.

You might even find exactly what you are looking for without having to do anything to it at all.

Make A List

Make a list of everything you think you need in your wardrobe and then cross of the items you already have.  Look closely at what is left on the list and decide if you really need it.

You might need to make a choice between a new pair of jeans and a new top, but at least you will be doing that while you are thinking rationally and not in a panic while you are in the store.

Leave The Credit Cards At Home

Set yourself a budget of how much you have to spend draw it in cash from an ATM. Leave the credit cards at home so that you cannot be tempted to spend more than you have. Cash can also sometimes get you a better price, especially if you are shopping in a market or thrift shop.

Head For Clearance Racks

Clearance racks are usually at the back of the stores with the latest additions to their stock at the front. This is to try and entice people in. The clearance rack could have something you want at less than half the normal price. Even things that have become soiled are often sold much cheaper, but that does not mean the stain or mark will not come out when the garment is washed.

Will It Let You Mix And Match?

Whatever you buy should be wearable with at least three other items in your wardrobe as mixing and matching garments gives you so many more outfits. If it will only match one skirt or pair of trousers, put the top back and find one that will do better.

Sign Up For Special Offers

Most clothing stores have some sort of reward scheme in place. It could be that you have to collect points to get a discount on your next purchase, or they might send you vouchers codes so you can get a price reduction straight away. You can also see more here in terms of discounts. However they do it, reward schemes are something that can help you to reduce the amount of money you have to spend to freshen your wardrobe of clothes.

Browse Around The Thrift Stores

There will always be people who wear things once or twice and then decide to give them away. Generally, there is nothing wrong with them and you can pick up some real bargains in thrift stores.  It is not unusual for there to be designer clothes on their racks, ones that from anywhere else you would not be able to afford.

Avoid Trends – You Are Shopping For You

Fashions and trends are great if you have the mo9ney to keep up to date with them. When you are on a budget they should be avoided. You are shopping for you, not for the local fashion magazine. Put comfort before anything else, and be an individual in the way you dress.

The problem with fashions is that in just a few months they fall out of favor and then you have to spend a whole lot of money updating your wardrobe again.

Have A Clothes Swap Evening

Invite a few friends that are in the same position as you and tell them to bring all the clothes they would like to replace. Have a bottle of wine and a few snacks, and see how many clothes you can swap with each other. This could save you all a lot of money, and makes the best use of things that are being discarded.

Look At Menswear

You should always look in the menswear section of stores. For some reason, the same t-shirt for men and women will be cheaper in the men’s section. This is a common thing that the stores tend to do and they no doubt have their reasons. You may also find that shirts and other clothes will be a better price and add something a bit different to your wardrobe.

Learn To Walk Away

If you are pondering whether to buy an item and really are not sure, you should put it back in the rack and walk away. If you don’t when you get home it will go into your wardrobe and possibly never be worn because you will always be unsure about it.

Get To Know The Store Staff

If you get to know the sales assistants you could well find they will let you know when a sale is about to happen so that you can be one of the first to go through the clothes and get the best picks. The problem will sales is that there is only ever a certain amount of items up for grabs, and if you do not get there until toward the end, the best of them will already be gone.

Check the Prices Online

Most stores have an online presence that sells exactly the same items as in their physical store. The difference can be the price, as often they are sold cheaper online. You need to watch out for shipping costs, as that can push the overall payment to more than the physical store. However, more and more of them are shipping for free if your address is with the US.

These are a drop in the ocean of the ways to save money when you are trying to freshen your wardrobe, but hopefully, these tips will help you on your way.

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How To Treat Chronic Sinusitis?

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How To Treat Chronic Sinusitis?

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 26.9 million Americans suffer from Chronic Sinusitis as of 2017. These statistics span across all racial demographics, social classes, and genders. Many individuals who suffer from Sinusitis do not know that they have it and instead self diagnose their symptoms as allergies. Several factors can be attributed to why so many people suffer from this condition, including Nasal Polyps, which are tissue growths that block the nasal passages or sinus, medical conditions, such as cystic fibrosis, environmental stressors, and physical trauma/impact to the nose.

What is Chronic Sinusitis

Chronic Sinusitis is a condition in which the cavities around the nasal passages become inflamed and excess mucus gets backed up in the sinuses. Symptoms of the condition often include headaches behind the eyes and forehead, facial tenderness, pressure or pain in the surrounding area, nasal congestion, difficulty breathing, and snoring. Individuals who experience these symptoms more than three times a year are likely suffering from Chronic Sinusitis. Living with untreated Chronic Sinusitis often hinders individuals’ daily lives.

Non surgical Treatments

The main goal of treating Chronic Sinusitis is to reduce the number of sinusitis flare-ups, eliminate the primary cause of the issue, reduce sinus inflammation, and maintain continuous drainage of the nasal passages. There are various non surgical treatments that individuals can explore in order to reduce or eliminate the symptoms of Sinusitis. Here is a list of these treatments.

Saline Nasal Irrigation- Saline nasal sprays rinse away irritants and allergies
Oral or Injected Corticosteroids- These are used to relieve inflammation from severe sinusitis
Nasal Corticosteroids- Nasal sprays that help prevent and treat inflammation. Examples include Nasonex, Flonase, and Rhinocort
Antibiotics- These are helpful for Chronic Sinusitis that is caused by a bacterial infection
Immunotherapy- Allergy shots that help reduce the body’s reaction to specific allergens. Immunotherapy is helpful for individuals whose sinusitis is compounded by allergies.

Surgical Treatment

For individuals whose Chronic Sinusitis is unresponsive to non surgical treatment, surgery is the next option. For many, the mere thought of surgery is frightening for multiple reasons. As someone who had to resort to corrective surgery due to Chronic Sinusitis, I can identify with the apprehension to surgery since I was very apprehensive about the overall process prior to having it. I was concerned about whether or not it would actually work, if it would alter my nose and face in any way, and whether or not it was safe. I did not know what to expect since I had never had surgery before. Years later, I no longer suffer from heavy snoring and breathing restrictions. Although I still have minor congestion and excess mucus, they are less severe than they were prior to surgery. Additionally, the surgery did not alter my facial appearance. Unlike cosmetic surgery, these surgeries are intended to relieve and/or correct a condition therefore it is not necessary to fear that your appearance will be altered. Here are some types of these corrective surgeries.

Endoscopic sinus surgery- Procedure in which doctors look at sinus passages to identify the source of the obstruction and then use instruments to remove tissue or shave away polyp that is causing nasal blockage.
Balloon Sinuplasty- Process in which mucus is drained from the blocked sinus in order to restore normal sinus drainage.
Turbinate Reduction- Procedures in which all or part of the lower turbinate is removed, or the position of the turbinate is changed, or the turbinate tissue is shrunk through the use of a thin probe placed into the nose.
Septoplasty- Procedure in which the crooked nasal septum is straightened and repositioned in order to reduce symptoms such as breathing difficulties.


Generally, it is recommended that individuals exhaust different non surgical options before deciding to have surgery. If all of the non surgical treatments that you have tried were unsuccessful and you are ready to explore surgery, be sure to find a surgeon that you feel comfortable with, is knowledgeable, and qualified.

Dr. Rubinstein, a Hudson Valley sinus specialist, is one of the leading Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) doctors and facial plastic surgeons in New York. He is board certified by both the American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery. He is the first and only Ear Nose and Throat doctor to specialize in allergic, nasal, and sinus disorders in the Hudson Valley.

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Surgical Butt Lift vs. Brazilian Butt Lift: What’s the Difference?

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Surgical Butt Lift vs. Brazilian Butt Lift: What’s the Difference?

The vast majority of women are unhappy with the way one particular part of their body looks for some reason or another. Some women feel self-conscious because they think their breasts are too small, while others are unhappy with the saggy skin and extra fat around their belly that often results from childbirth. Furthermore, the huge rise in the number of butt lift surgeries being performed seems to indicate that many women are more concerned with their rear ends.

In this sense, there is no doubt that a buttock lift or other enhancement procedure may hold the key to improving your self-confidence and giving you the round, full or firm butt you’ve always dreamed of. However, it is important that all patients understand that there are different butt lift techniques and that each technique is generally more suitable for correcting specific problems. Therefore, here is a quick overview of both surgical butt lifts and Brazilian butt lifts and how they differ in terms of surgical procedure and expected results.

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Basic Facts about Surgical and Brazilian Butt Lifts

If you’re looking for a rounder, more natural and shapelier appearance, either a surgical butt lift or a Brazilian butt lift may be a good option. Nonetheless, it is vital that you understand the type of results each procedure can potentially provide in order to determine which gives you the best chance of meeting your specific goals.

With a traditional gluteal lift, the goal is to produce more slender, younger looking thighs and a tighter, firmer, shapelier butt. In this way, a surgical butt lift should be looked at as a purely restorative procedure designed to combat issues caused by loss of skin elasticity due to aging and/or excessive weight gain. In effect, this type of butt lift does exactly what its name suggests, which is to lift the skin and fatty tissue in your butt back up to a higher, more natural position and improve the overall shape, tone and contour of the butt.

A Brazilian butt lift, on the other hand, is designed to serve an entirely different purpose altogether. The obvious goal of this procedure is to provide the patient with a much rounder, more shapely derriere. However, the fact is that a Brazilian butt lift isn’t actually a lift at all.

Instead, it is really more of a butt augmentation designed to add volume to the patient’s rear end. Still, the reason it usually isn’t referred to as one is because a traditional butt augmentation uses implants similar to those used in breast augmentation, whereas the Brazilian butt lift achieves the desired volume increase by filling out the butt with fat taken from your own body through liposuction. This gives you the advantage of both getting the larger, rounder butt you desire and also potentially being able to tackle stubborn fat in your belly, thighs or other areas with liposuction.

Steps to Performing a Surgical Butt Lift

When performing a surgical buttocks lift, the surgeon’s main goal is to better shape and tone the underlying tissue in a way that better supports your gluteal skin and fat. Generally, this mostly involves removing excess sagging skin and suturing the tissue in a way that raises the butt back up to a more natural position. The ultimate purpose of a surgical butt lift is not to remove any excess fat to achieve a smaller butt, nor is it to increase the volume and make the butt bigger.

However, some excess fat is still usually removed during the procedure, and the surgeon may also opt to do a small amount of liposuction to help better shape and contour the butt. On the other hand, some patients choose to undergo butt augmentation at the same time as their butt lift in order to achieve a bigger, fuller appearance.

Understanding What’s Involved in a Brazilian Butt Lift

Once you understand that a Brazilian butt lift isn’t a butt lift at all, it also becomes much easier to understand what it is, and that is a procedure designed to give you that bigger, rounder, fuller butt that so many women crave. However, a Brazilian butt lift can potentially provide many advantages over traditional butt augmentation with implants.

In essence, this procedure is a highly specialized type of fat transfer whereby the surgeon uses liposuction to remove excess fat from the belly, thighs, hips or lower back, and then use this to increase the size and improve the overall shape and appearance of the patient’s butt. What this means is that a skilled cosmetic surgeon can actually use this procedure to almost completely reshape and contour your entire lower body. Not only will it enhance the size and shape of your butt, but it can also improve any areas where you struggle with stubborn fat.

Factors That Can Influence Patient Satisfaction

Choosing the right type of butt augmentation procedure is obviously one of the most important factors in determining how likely you are to be satisfied with the results of your butt lift surgery. It is essential you understand the specific advantages and benefits provided by each procedure as this will help to ensure you go into your operation with realistic expectations of what type of results you can expect. Still, it is just as important that you understand that your choice of cosmetic surgeon plays a huge part in both expected results and patient satisfaction.

No matter whether it’s a surgical butt lift, Brazilian butt lift or most any other type of cosmetic surgery, the knowledge and skills of the surgeon combined with their level of experience with the specific procedure are hugely important when determining the outcome. In a way, a skilled plastic surgeon is as much an artist as they are a medical professional. Extreme precision, attention to detail, high levels of concentration and various other factors determine just how good a cosmetic surgeon is at producing results their patients are satisfied with.

A board-certified doctor in both plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Donald Roland provides patients with a down-to-earth, hands-on approach to cosmetic surgery. Dr. Roland specializes in body contouring, facial plastic surgery, breast surgery as well as in Brazilian butt lift at his office in Manhattan, New York.

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Cloud Canyon Candles & Bath Body Products

Happy Friday! Lovelies, it's finally here, the F word lol! The day for going out with family or friends shopping and you know it's pay day for splurging after working so hard. We all need scent aromatherapy to ease out minds and take us away to that relaxed place.

Have you ever heard of Cloud Canyon? Well, if you haven't Cloud Canyon is a company based in Ole Downtown Gahanna, Ohio, selling products such as 100% Soy Wax Candles, Shea Therapy and Foaming Sugar Scrubs. The soy candles come in a variety of scents to make your home smell wonderful, while others relieve stress after a hard day of work.
To name a few are

Japanese Cherry Blossom
Plum & Sandalwood
Lemon Biscotti and White Nectarine

As for Shea Therapy the designer of this product uses high quality ingredients from West Africa, Argan Oil from Morocco, sunflower oil, avocado oil to make this product smooth and creamy.

And lastly the Foaming Sugar Scrub, is thick and whipped like shaving cream foamer, blended with Shea butter, jojoba and other fantastic oils. You can use it on your face all the way down to your toes, now that's something I would definitely use on myself because I love to have smooth skin.

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In Cataract Examination Health Health Problem Concerns Healthy Signs Of Aging

Don’t Fight With Time… Signs Of Getting Older We Need To Focus On

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It's never something that we want to think about, but, the fact is, our steady decline begins as soon as we turn 18 years old! While we've spent a lot of time trying to fight old mother time, there are always going to be signs that we are getting older in age, but what are these important signs, and is there anything we can really do to combat these?

 Our Eyesight Getting Worse

 It’s common that a lot of people have issues with their eyesight early on in life, and if you have concerns, it's always worth going to get a cataract examination, or visit an optician, just to make sure that everything is checked. The vast majority of the time, especially when you're younger, is that you will require reading glasses. But, with a lot of eyesight issues, we can actually try to fix them ourselves. There are things we can do to exercise our eyes. There are numerous resources online to help us with this, but sometimes, you may find that you've gone to an optician for a checkup, and your minor eyesight problems have actually fixed themselves. In which case, you've got a pair of reading glasses to help you read if you are feeling a little bit tired!

 Our Mental Health 

A very important thing to talk about now is our mental health. We don't always feel inclined to tell everybody about how we are feeling, but it's more common in those that have reached retirement age, that they can begin to feel isolated. But, this is not to say that we aren't all prone to a few moments of mental health issues ourselves. We need to recognize our own individual triggers. Maybe stress and anxiety are two things you have a predilection towards, in which case, finding positive outlets, whether through friends or family members, or taking that opportunity to step back from life and do the things that you know are good for your mental health, are very important to maintaining our overall sense of sanity. This is something that we can ignore because the pressures of modern life are too much to bear sometimes. As we get older, we begin to appreciate the quieter moments in life. When we're in our 20s and 30s, we see everyone else around this going at a million miles an hour and we feel we have to do the same. But, be sure to trust your instincts, and to listen to your gut. Because you may be doing something that's not particularly healthy for you.

 Our Physical Health

 As sure as eggs is eggs, our physical health begins to decline, and this isn't just in terms of whether we eat a bad diet or not, as we get older, things become a little bit more difficult to do. But, it doesn't need to be this way. Instead, by keeping an eye on our own physical health, and taking positive steps to fix this as soon as possible, we can live a long and happy life with minimal issues. Of course, everybody talks about exercise being important, but a lot of people feel that they have to exercise 7 days a week in order to maintain some semblance of physical strength. This isn't the case, and in fact, you can actually exercise too much, and put yourself in a physical deficit. We seem to have the opinion that we have to rely on walking sticks after a certain time in our lives, but this isn't the case. The fact is that muscle is something that can regenerate itself if we give it the right nutrients and stimulus. A lot of people who have suffered accidents have been able to rebuild their strength with resistance exercises and weight training. The important thing to know is what is best for you. Generally, weight training is a very good way for us to keep our strength up, but we need to supplement it with the right nutrition. As we get older, calcium is drawn out of our bones, so, we need to ensure that we are taking the best supplements possible to combat any physical deterioration. We have to accept that physical deterioration is part of getting older; we don't need to think that as soon as we turned 60, we're going to need a wheelchair to get around!

 That Existential Dread 

There are milestones in our lives where we are reminded of our own mortality. Maybe friends pass away, or we lose loved ones, and this can result in an existential crisis of sorts. But it's important to gain a sense of clarity, but this is something that we can't do without gaining life experience. The best defense in this respect is to find ways to reduce our own stress. There are so many different ways for us to recognize how we are feeling anxious, but it's a part of life that we feel concerned about getting older. But we view getting older as a negative thing; because it seems that we are in a permanent state of decline. Yes, we are, but are we going to spend the rest of our lives worrying about it, or are we going to embrace this, and use the things that we actually develop as we get older, such as our intelligence? It is a part of getting older, and maybe we end up going to more funerals and weddings, and everyone around us is getting pregnant, but we all feel that as we get older, that our life is slowly beginning to tick away. It's a big cliché, but it's all about being in the moment, and embracing what we have now. Our life is what we make it. There are people that we know who are constantly in a negative frame of mind, and then there are others who are totally positive, and we can take one of two options, so which one is it going to be? Getting older is inevitable, but we need to reframe our own attitudes towards it. Yes, there are numerous signs we are getting older, such as our physical decline, mental health issues, and being worried about the fact we're getting older, but, life is what you make it. So maybe it's not worth focusing on those couple of wrinkles, and actually burrowing deep into ourselves to think about what is actually important in life.


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In Christian Community Christian Fellowship Christian Sisterhood Christianity Encouragement

Coming Together As Christian Sisters


When you first become a Christian, It's always important to surround yourself with like-minded believers. The Christian walk is such a distinct one, and it's easy to fall. However, if you have strong people surrounding you, you'll be able to have a better chance of sticking with the course. As a woman, it's really good to connect with other Christian women. Consider these three ways you can make that happen.

 1. Get involved with your local congregation. One of the best ways to get started involves finding a local congregation and an active women's ministry. Most churches have men's and women's ministry programs. Once you get involved with a christian women's fellowship, you can attend the different events they have. You can also get an opportunity to make new friends and potential life-long connections.

Christian Sisterhood

 2. Find Christian communities online. There are so many women who are unapologetic about sharing their faith in the digital space. Some women are Christian writers and have books that they want to promote. As a result, they have created communities with like-minded women. You can easily find these women on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. Just do a simple web search or use hashtags to find communities. Once you figure out the communities that work best for you, engage with them by commenting on their posts and sharing your own as well. Once you connect with these different communities online, know that some of them host several conferences, meetups and gatherings that allow you to meet many of these ladies in person.

 3. Begin volunteering with Christian organizations. One of the major components of Christianity is service. Your service to your community is a Biblical mandate. Whether you are working in the mission field, ministering to those in prison or feeding the hungry, it's important to actively engage in service acts. Find organizations with people who believe in active service. Whether you serve once a week or once a month, make sure that this is something you cultivate. When you cultivate this attitude of service, you'll be able to meet people who have the same mindset. You'll be able to serve alongside them and encourage one another along the way.

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In How To maintain A Relationship Lifestyle Relationship Tips On Relationships

How To Maintain A Happy Relationship (Blog Post Share)

Hi everyone! I hope you are doing fine today. Today I'm re sharing a post I wrote as a guest blogger from "Fancy Your Aura. It's about maintaining a happy relationship.


We love love, but every relationship have their problems. There's no such thing as a perfect relationship in this world, but we can do things to rekindle the happiness. As you know in the beginning you have those butterflies in your tummy and your heart is so filled with love for the partner you are with. You two go out on romantic dates, hold hands, kiss and whisper sweet nothings and I love you's, but as times goes by a year passes then many years. The stress of work, paying bills really starts to take a toll on the relationship and you start to question it. In this post I will give you some tips to keep love and happiness alive.
1. Communication is key!

If there is no communication between the two ever then the relationship will fall apart fast. Communicating your problems with each is a start. Be open and don't hold back what's going on in your heart. When you speak your concerns don't shout at your partner be stern and gentle. Shouting only will fuel the conversation and lead it into another direction you don't want to go. Show some love by placing your hand on their hand and start to speak. This will show them you really care and want to get things solved.

2. Alone Time

We are allowed to have time for ourselves from our partners. Let's face it being around them 24/7 without a break will get boring so if you want alone time talk it out on the day you want to spend time with your friends or even by yourself. Go to that cool movie you always wanted to see, have lunch or dinner with a family member. For me personally I would go spend a night with my mother. When you are out call or text your partner to let them know you are thinking about them. Send cute selfies of yourself and the places you are having fun at. Alone time is key to a better relationship and with yourself.

3. Go The Extra Mile

Doing things for your partner shows them you really love them and will do anything for them. I make coffee for my husband every morning while he is asleep and wake him up with a good morning honey and sometimes a smooch on the lips. He loves that and smiles when I bring him his morning coffee. Whatever it is they love try to fulfill it. Cook their favorite meal, bring her flowers and a card, get him his favorite cologne or buy that sexy lingerie he was browsing that he wanted for you.

4. Bring Laughter!

Laughter cures the soul. Being silly with each other is so refreshing. Crack some jokes, tickle their funny spots or watch your favorite comedy movies with them. I love being silly with my husband because he loves being silly also and this keeps the relationship fun and exciting.

5. Play Stranger Role Play

What I mean about this is plan to meet where you first met and role play. In the beginning your eyes locked with each other so you walk over and introduce yourself and offer to by them a drink. Strike up some good conversation like when you both met. You can even role play at home, maybe a superhero lol! or even that sexy Vixen you left in the past. Spicing up your relationship makes your partner want you even more and fall in love with you all over again.

Relationship takes a lot to maintain, but if you really love them you will do what you have to do to make them happy. Whether finances or other thing making a negative impact in your life, talk it out and resolve it. If things can't be mended in your terms pray about it to a higher power because prayer is key.

Thanks so much for stopping by to read today's post. I hope it has given you some insight on keeping things happy and healthy.

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