According to a survey undertaken by the American Psychological Association in 2010, almost 1/3 of teenagers and even younger children are regularly so stressed and anxious that it manifests in physical symptoms such as nausea, trembling, and sleeplessness. Even more worrying is the fact that many teens appear to have stress levels equivalent to or above those which are experienced by adults. Being a teen or a tween is a hard enough time as it is, without added stressors thrown into the mix. Why are our teens so stressed? What impact is it having on their lives? And how can we help them?
My being a wife and a mom takes up most of my time as well as being a blogger and entrepreneur. My family always comes first but because of my responsibilities I seldom have time for myself and do one of my most favorite pastimes — shopping. But thanks to online shopping I’m able to sneak in whatever precious little time I have to buy the things I need and want. No need to get out of the house and go through the hassle of traffic and falling in line at the department store. I’m able to do everything at the comforts of my home while taking care of my daughter.
As you become older, you might start thinking about your burial or your funeral. One of the things that you might want to consider is cremation. This is a service that is less expensive than a funeral, and you can still have some of the same benefits that you would find with a typical funeral service. (more…)
I’ve always been a good student and enjoyed going to school but nothing beats summer vacation because this is the time when I went to summer camp and had some of the best experiences of my childhood. Not only did I learn new skills and take on many challenges, I also met a lot of amazing people, some of whom I’m still friends with. School work is grueling so being able to escape from all that and be in a summer camp where I can unwind, veer away from my stressful daily activities, and play with kids the same age and interests as me is just wonderful. The skills I learned are priceless and are still useful. The memories are still vivid and seems like they only happened yesterday. I still remember the games we played, campfires, and the parties we had.