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Staying Sane During the Holidays

Posted by mandy on December 22nd, 2013

xmas lightsSoftly falling snow, family and friends gathered round the fire, Bing Crosby crooning in the background—while this may be idyllic holiday season, for most of us it is far from reality.  Instead of joyful carolers roaming the streets we have …

Coping with a Child’s Disability

Posted by mandy on November 27th, 2013

The fear of every parent is that something will be wrong with their child.  Being told that their son or daughter has a disability can trigger the same emotions as the death of a loved one.  In fact, most parents, …

Attending Races: Stress or De-stress?

Posted by mandy on September 24th, 2013

Race—the word itself conjures up images of competition, tension, adrenaline; not exactly how most people would describe a stress free environment.  With so many different types of races and so many different types of people it’s impossible to categorize races …

Tips for Making Tax Filing Less Stressful

Posted by mandy on August 11th, 2013

One of the most universally dreaded activities for earning adults anywhere is filing income tax returns. Firstly, tax season is stressful for many people simply because of concerns about being able to pay taxes or pay them on time. However, …

Historic Pontiac and Auto Repair

Posted by mandy on July 11th, 2013

Pontiac showroom, York St, Sydney, January 1940, by Sam HoodThe origin of the Pontiac automobile dates back to 1926. It was introduced that year as a “companion marque” — meaning a model or brand of a manufactured product — to GM’s Oakland Motor Car line; however the Pontiac name …

Clutter and Web Bookmarks

Posted by mandy on June 9th, 2013

Running a search on organization or clutter in a search engine returns millions and millions of webpages. There are countless books, blogs, and even magazines out there dedicated to helping people get a handle on the clutter in their lives, …

Treatment for Severe Sleep Apnea

Posted by mandy on June 5th, 2013

sleepIt’s called a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine, which was first developed in 1981 by Professor Sullivan of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia. The CPAP is use for the more severe cases of sleep apnea. Sleep …

Relieve Stress with Exercise

Posted by mandy on May 16th, 2013

Stress is something that everyone faces, usually on a daily basis.  It can affect concentration, alertness and cognitive function.  It can also interfere with sleep and lead to increased fatigue, which further impair logic, creativity, and overall brain function.  Prolonged …

Positive Affirmations Determine Your Success

Posted by mandy on May 8th, 2013

self helpMany professionals such as those at any of the Southwestern Company affiliate companies can tell you that there really is something to be said for affirmations. They may not practice them, but it can be something that they do once …

Record Sharing Software for Medical Facilities

Posted by mandy on January 1st, 2013

For years, medical facilities had to rely on the paper and pencil to share and promote records amongst various medical professionals, or in patient care directly dealing with patients and clients. While that system was fine, it was also prone …

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