Things Always Happen for a Reason… Right?

DepressionI’m not sure if it was PMS, but this past few days, I see myself feeling depressed over what’s been happening in my life. Just when I thought my life’s smooth-sailing, things started going on a different direction than I originally planned.

I now have to make some important decisions that I’m not ready for. I thought I wouldn’t have to think about these concerns for years, but here I am, wallowing on what my next steps would be. *sigh*

However, there’s a glimpse of hope still remaining. If there’s one lesson I learned the past five years of my life, it’s this: Everything happens for a reason.

When I look back on some of the troubles I encountered in the past, I quickly realize that if I didn’t go through them, I wouldn’t be exactly where I am. Sure, I have regrets here and there, or things I wish I could change, but this way of thinking helps me calm the fuck down and remind myself to be patient.

Things seem to always fall into place, so I know there’s a reason for everything I’m going through right now. I have imagined what would be the end results of all of this, but I didn’t want to get ahead of myself and be disappointed when any of my expectations are not met or something else happened other than what I originally had in mind.

I just wish that whatever the reason is, or if God is directing me to where I need to be, I hope it happens this year. I hope it’s good for me ’cause I honestly need something to pick me up off this rut I’m stuck in.

Is LASIK Worth the Risk and Costs? (Infographic)

Last year, I finally mustered up the courage to undergo eye surgery to correct my vision. I was supposedly just going for LASIK surgery, but because my eye grade was too high, I had to opt for Refractive Lens Exchange or RLE (you can read more about this on my review blog).

Almost 5 months after my last RLE surgery and a fun vacation in Palawan last November, I must say that having my sight corrected was the best decision I’ve ever made my entire life. Not only was I able to see clearly the beauty of the places I visit from afar, I gained the freedom I’ve been wanting since I started wearing eyeglasses when I was in the second grade.

Needless to say, I highly recommend anyone to go for LASIK surgery (or RLE for cases similar to mine). It’s something YOU deserve. It might be costly, but in the long run, you are actually saving yourself a whole lot of trouble and expenses of having your glasses replaced or buying new contact lenses and solutions too. And FREEDOM from them is honestly what you ultimately gain.

Here’s an infographic that might help you decide:

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5 Tips on Starting a Healthy Lifestyle

A person’s health is one of their most important assets. Unfortunately, a few risky lifestyle choices can jeopardize a person’s long-term health. Not only will living a healthy lifestyle enhance a person’s physical well-being, it will also help to enhance their mental wellness as well. Here are some of the keys to living a healthy lifestyle.

Leading a healthy lifestyle

Stay hydrated

In order for a person’s body to thrive, it needs to stay properly hydrated at all times. Often times, a person that feels very fatigued may actually be suffering from mild dehydration. Although juice and athletic drinks can hydrate the body, the most effective approach is to drink as much plain water as possible. Even in very cold climates, a sufficient intake of water is still critical.

 

Find time to rest

Sleep deprivation can dramatically affect a person’s daily stamina and ability to stay focused. Many studies have also indicated that a lack of sleep also leads to overeating. Although everyone’s body is different, a good rule of thumb is to try to sleep for at least seven hours. A short power nap during the day could also make a big difference in a person’s overall mood.

 

Work up a sweat

Exercising on a regular basis delivers plenty of health benefits. While strength training is a good idea, cardio may prove to be even more beneficial. To maintain a person’s fitness level, it is advisable to exercise for 30 minutes at least four times a week. Routine workouts will help to reduce stress and promote a good night’s rest.

 

Balanced diet

Eating a balanced diet will help a person to obtain the necessary vitamins and minerals. Due to the fact that some people are deficient in essential nutrients such as Vitamin D and B12, a daily supplement will certainly help a person to acquire the necessary nourishment. If a person minimizes their intake of fatty and sugary foods, they will start getting healthier over time.

 

Do not overindulge in potentially addictive substances

Although there is nothing wrong with an occasional cup of coffee, consuming large amounts of caffeine on a regular basis could cause a lot of problems in the future. Not only will the person’s body develop an addiction to caffeine, their ability to stay asleep during the night will also be compromised. Avoid drinking more than one alcoholic beverage per day.

Finding a Dentist Who’s Right For You

Finding a dentist that you and your family can rely on is often difficult, but you can find help. A referral company that specializes in finding out about area dentists will help reduce your search time. Find a Little Rock dentist at Dentalways.com or another type of referral specialist.

Finding the right dentist is crucial

Once you find a dentist you can trust, like Denesh K. Khullar, DDS, you and your family can explore all of your dental options. Your dental health, as well as the dental health of your family, often relies on good dental health. The two go hand-in-hand. The right dentist will help you and your family understand the true importance of your dental health and how it affects your life and the rest of your health.

Find a dentist whose philosophy involves improving your life through dentistry and good dental health. With such a philosophy, you will probably find a dentist recognized by their peers and the elite members and top associations of their industry.

A passionate and committed dentist will try to help you become an informed patient and an advocate for your own dental health. Your dentist will offer full disclosure, letting you know when your habits are hurting the quality of your teeth and your dental health. With a dentist who arms you with all the knowledge about your teeth and the best procedures for you, the choice will be yours, in terms of short-term and long-term treatment.

Some of the treatments available to you include teeth whitening, root canals, dental implants, sedation dentistry, full mouth reconstruction, same day crowns, orthodontics, porcelain veneers, general hygiene, botox treatments and many others. Some of these treatments are essential to your dental well-being while others are more cosmetic or non-essential. Your dentist will help guide and inform you about the procedures you need versus those that are more for your own sense of self. Most importantly, though, your dentist will help you understand which procedures are safe, as well as those that pose risks to your health.

Finding a dentist who has your dental health and overall health at heart will give you the sense of comfort and confidence you need each time you enter the office and sit in the dental chair. Creating this sense of trust will help your dentist as well as you, as you both learn to trust each other and sustain a long relationship, so your dentist can treat your dental needs better.

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Easy Entertainment with Online Bingo

There are millions of people going online to play bingo every day and if you’ve not yet tried it out for yourself, you may be wondering what the big appeal is. What makes so many people choose bingo above all the other games that are out there, and are just as accessible?

Playing online bingo for entertainment

One of the big attractions about playing online bingo is that you can play at any time of the day or night. There’s no need to wait, there’s always a game about to start. If you go to a sites like bgo and Costa Bingo, you’ll find that there are plenty of different games to choose from. Click to play online bingo at bgo bingo and you’ll find a choice of games to play including those with progressive jackpots, guaranteed jackpots and those that are free to play, even though there’s a real cash prize to play for.

Another big appeal about playing online bingo is that even though the stakes are always low, there’s plenty of incentive to play with the amazing prize jackpots that are on offer. Even some of the free games have some great jackpots up for grabs and the amounts you can win on progressive jackpots can be really huge.

Of course, you could play the lotto as it’s another game that offers big prizes for a low stake, but it’s not as good value as a bingo ticket. You also get an additional benefit playing online bingo that you wouldn’t find in lots of other online games as there’s a social side to it. When you have a bingo ticket in play, you can then enter the bingo chat rooms and meet other players who are enjoying the same game as you. There’s something about the sharing of the experience that increases the amount of fun you get out of a game of bingo. Even if you’re not the one who looks like they’re about to win, it maybe someone you’re chatting to, and it can be pretty exciting if someone in your bingo chat room hits the jackpot. And if you happen to be playing at a quiet time – the middle of the night, for example – you’re never on your own when playing online bingo. There’s always a chat moderator in the chat room, making sure that everyone there is included in the chat and having a good time. If things get quiet, the chat moderator might start an extra chat game, where you have the possibility of winning cash or tickets to other bingo games.

A final reason why so many people choose to play bingo online is that it’s so easy to play. Although the land-based version isn’t exactly complicated, you do have to concentrate on the number calls in order to win, and be quick off the mark too. With the online version, you don’t even have to pay attention to the number calls – the software marks any matching numbers on your cards for you automatically. So you’re able to concentrate on other things – like chatting to your new found friends in the chat rooms!