15 Oct

Posted in Travel information on 15.10.13

Career Clinic

 

Q I need to ‘have surgery. My boss knows I’ve been ill and has been fine about me taking time off but I’m going to be off for several weeks after the op and I m so worried that work will lose patience with me. Al the same time, A Dow I really need to avoid overdoing things during my recovery. ‘What can I do?

 

You’re right. The more you can prioritise your recovery, the faster yolireblely to heal. Up to 90

per mat of all doctor it’s are said to be stress-related and as you relax into your situation (frustrating as it may often feel), your body and mind will be better equipped to get you well again.

 

Think of the most relaxing, safest, happiest place you can imagine. It may be somewhere you’ve been or it may be a dream. Either way, make it vivid.

 

If, for example, you’re in the sea, feel that water supporting you, hear the waves and seagulls, see the glistening on t water. Tune into this happy place whenever you find yourself getting stressed about work, your operation or anything ease to garcinia cambogia for weight loss

 

Use your breath to ‘help calm your whole system by simply counting in for two and out for four.

 

Any time your worries outwork creel) in, pause and check your breath. Just a few longer exhalations will have an immediate impact Notice your thoughts and change the from those causing stress to Vetting your happy place in your mind. These two simple tools can be used

Talk to your boss and colleagues about ways you can come back to work even from your hospital bed gradually. You might begin by doing some light work from home.

 

By working through the key phases of the change cycle, you can chart your way through the turbulent dynamics involved in change, rather than just crossing your fingers and hoping for the best. Here’s how:

 

Choosing to change. When life seems to be going pretty well, sometimes it can be all too tempting to ignore the need to make changes, because doing so might bring uncertainty and risk rocking the boat. But change is all around you. It is always lurking and you have a choice either to resist it or tackle it full on.

 

Tackling change. This is best done in ‘slow time’. Taking time to reflect on and evaluate your options will make you feel more in control of the process and reduce some of the uncomfortable feelings associated with making change. Knowing how to instigate the right changes in the right sequence makes things seem more certain. Ask yourself:

 

How did I become aware of the need to make the change?

 

•           What are the pros and cons of making this change?

 

•           What preparation do I need to do before I implement the change?

 

Retrain as a therapist!

 

There’s never been a better time to train as a homeopath. Recognised by the World Health Organisation as the second largest system of medicine in the world, it is used by one in eight people in the UK, not to mention integrated medicine is one of the fastest growing markets in the world. We’re big fans of the School of Homeopathy, the longest running in the UK offering courses from beginner to practitioner level via home study or attendance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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15 Oct

Career Clinic

Posted in Travel information on 15.10.13

Q I need to ‘have surgery. My boss knows I’ve been ill and has been fine about me taking time off but I’m going to be off for several weeks after the op and I m so worried that work will lose patience with me. Al the same time, A Dow I really need to avoid overdoing things during my recovery. ‘What can I do?

 

You’re right. The more you can prioritise your recovery, the faster yolireblely to heal. Up to 90

per mat of all doctor it’s are said to be stress-related and as you relax into your situation (frustrating as it may often feel), your body and mind will be better equipped to get you well again with garcinia cambogia for weight loss

 

Think of the most relaxing, safest, happiest place you can imagine. It may be somewhere you’ve been or it may be a dream. Either way, make it vivid.

 

If, for example, you’re in the sea, feel that water supporting you, hear the waves and seagulls, see the glistening on t water. Tune into this happy place whenever you find yourself getting stressed about work, your operation or anything ease.

 

Use your breath to ‘help calm your whole system by simply counting in for two and out for four.

 

Any time your worries outwork creel) in, pause and check your breath. Just a few longer exhalations will have an immediate impact Notice your thoughts and change the from those causing stress to Vetting your happy place in your mind. These two simple tools can be used

Talk to your boss and colleagues about ways you can come back to work even from your hospital bed gradually. You might begin by doing some light work from home.

 

By working through the key phases of the change cycle, you can chart your way through the turbulent dynamics involved in change, rather than just crossing your fingers and hoping for the best. Here’s how:

 

Choosing to change. When life seems to be going pretty well, sometimes it can be all too tempting to ignore the need to make changes, because doing so might bring uncertainty and risk rocking the boat. But change is all around you. It is always lurking and you have a choice either to resist it or tackle it full on.

 

Tackling change. This is best done in ‘slow time’. Taking time to reflect on and evaluate your options will make you feel more in control of the process and reduce some of the uncomfortable feelings associated with making change. Knowing how to instigate the right changes in the right sequence makes things seem more certain. Ask yourself:

 

How did I become aware of the need to make the change?

 

•           What are the pros and cons of making this change?

 

•           What preparation do I need to do before I implement the change?

 

Retrain as a therapist!

 

There’s never been a better time to train as a homeopath. Recognised by the World Health Organisation as the second largest system of medicine in the world, it is used by one in eight people in the UK, not to mention integrated medicine is one of the fastest growing markets in the world. We’re big fans of the School of Homeopathy, the longest running in the UK offering courses from beginner to practitioner level via home study or attendance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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27 Sep

Dreading his turn coming round

Posted in Training on 27.09.13

“We had a rugby player from Saracens on the team, Alex Bennett. He’s a prop, with monstrous legs, and he didn’t have particularly good technique, but he pulled so hard every time that we had to rivet the machine to the floor. The people holding his feet down were dreading his turn coming round!’

Rugby

THE WORKOUTS THE RUGBY TEST

 

Used by several top-flight UK rugby union clubs, this is performed on the Concept2 Indoor Rower, aka the erg. As well as being a top-notch workout to improve fitness, it’s used as a gauge to see whether you possess the power and endurance required. You’ll need to set the distances and rest intervals on the PM3 monitor, using the variable-interval mode. Make sure you did whatever possible to improve your endurance. Try also conjugated linoleic acid to gain more muscles. And when you see your final time, you can compare yourself with the big chaps. Sub 11 minutes is considered elite.

 

Take this word of warning, though: don’t start too quickly and end up in a lactic soup, unable

to pull the chain harder than a small kitten.

 

Row 1000m — rest 3 mins

Row 750m — rest 2 mins 30 secs

Row 500m — rest 2 mins

Row 250m — rest 2 mins

Row 750m — stop.

 

ROWING AND BURPEES

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This is a Royce Banks special for rugby players, ideal for developing strength and endurance — again using the Concept2 Indoor Rower. “I try to even things out, so the big lads don’t have the advantage with their strength, and the smaller lads don’t dominate because of their stamina,” says Banks. “Row hard for 30 seconds. Your aim is to cover 150 metres, which works out at a 1-40 per 500 metres split. Then you’ve got 60

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09 Apr

Would a family adventure holiday suit your family?

Posted in Travel information on 09.04.13

The family adventure and activity holiday market is one of the fastest growing sectors of the holiday industry. So what exactly do they involve and would your family enjoy them?
family adventure

What are adventure holidays?
On an adventure vacation your family and you will participate in a wide range of exciting activities. Holidays are designed by mothers and fathers and have both fun and safety in mind.
Family adventure holidays can be camping holidays, hotel-based or a mixture of the two. All of the transport duties and logistics are managed for you by tour leaders with bags of experience.
What sort of activities are involved?
Family adventure holidays are, as the name suggests, very active, so if you prefer long lie-ins and a cocktail around the pool, they may not be for you. Activities can be fairly relaxing affairs, such as an off-road tour in a Jeep, right up to the extremes of white water rafting. Experiences such as bear tracking in Canada or cattle roping in Texas are typical.
family adventure
Do we need to be very fit and have special skills?
No to both. Obviously you will need a decent basic level of fitness but you don’t need to Usain Bolt. The more taxing activities tend to be offered as options and even the core activities can be sat out if you are not feeling it that day. Full training and supervision is given and no previous experience is necessary.

Is there a minimum age?
Yes, usually children under 8 years of age are not allowed on these holidays although 6 and 7 year olds will be considered on request. The average age of a child on a typical adventure holiday tends to be around 13. Because of this, teen-only holidays are also offered, so that most of the children are in the same age group. Younger brothers and sisters can also be allowed on these departures. Additionally, under 17s receive 10 per cent off the full price of the tour.

How many other people are there on a tour?
Not that many, the most passengers allowed on a tour is usually around 13. If you can get a group of 8 people or more together, tour companies can often arrange a private tour with just your own family on board. As a result of being the only people on the tour, you may even be able to adjust the itinerary a little.
rafting trip on the Colorado River
What is a good example of a family adventure holiday?
A tour of the canyon lands of the US. It is made up of eight nights in hotels and a night camping out. You travel around by road in a special adventure vehicle designed for tours such as these that is also wi-fi enabled. Activities include a rafting trip on the Colorado River and lots of hikes through America’s stunning national parks.
There are many optional activities such as an extreme tour in a hummer, mountain biking, horse riding, a Navajo native American tour and a helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon.
AUTHOR BIO:
Jennifer has been part of the UK’s travel industry for more than 30 years and has written several books on the subject. She has also provided accommodation at London bed and breakfast for several travel businesses.

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13 Mar

The School Trip is an experience and an education

Posted in Travel information on 13.03.13


ARTICLE SUMMARY
There are not many people who have been on a school trip and don’t have fond memories of it, whatever age they are. Successful school trips and tours can be the makers of memories but also, it might surprise some to learn, are one of the most beneficial forms of education.

Teaching through travel

Teaching through travel.
There is no better teacher of curriculum subjects like history, foreign languages and culture than travel and the good old school trip, particularly abroad. Travel and the education it gives just can’t be substituted with any kind of classroom lesson.

Not only does travel as a part of education open up other perspectives on the natural and man-made world, the present and past, science and arts, language and music,depending on the trip’s focus, it can also have long-lasting repercussions on the student, their future development, education and aspirations.

Teaching through travel

A trip away from home can be hugely beneficial in increasing a student’s independence and teaches them how to learn, adapt and succeed. Although they may have had day to day contact with fellow pupils and teachers in school, living together and sharing daily experiences during a residential school trip is a new relationship dynamic that develops interpersonal skills, encourages teamwork and leads to trust and respect. Relationships between teachers and students are often transformed after a school trip.

The hands on experience of learning about other places, their culture and language increases a student’s intellectual curiousity and makes them eager to explore the world more. Surviving the new experiences and challenges a school trip throws up, whether it be ordering a sandwich in France or learning to ski, can also increase a student’s confidence and boost their self-esteem. For the underprivileged student, a school trip can also literally open up a new world and highlight the possibilities that are within it.

Ofstead’s 2008 report, “How Far Should You Go?”, discovered that well-planned, out of the classroom activities and tours not only enhanced students’ learning, but also encouraged and re-engaged students that were previously hard to motivate or had minimal attention spans. The report concluded that school trips and learning outside the classroom significantly raised stands and improved pupil’s personal, social and emotional development

Teaching through travel

Currently, there are concerns that the school educational trip is becoming a thing of the past and students no longer have the opportunities they used to have to explore the world outside the classroom. It’s often thought that increasingly strict health and safety rules, insurance restrictions and the risk of litigation lie behind the decline in school trips, but parents, a Guardian Roundtable debate concluded, are no longer willing to consent to their children going on school trips because of the perceived risks.
Alhough the risks attendant to a school trip are low indeed, accident data has revealed that if a child were to spend a continual 114 years on a school trip, they would break their arm just once in all that time.

AUTHOR BIO.
This guest post is by retired headteacher Jennifer. She was the headteacher of an inner city London school for over 15 years; during her career, she has organised and overseen countless school trips, all of which she claims to remember fondly.

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22 Nov

Best places to visit during the trip to Brisbane

Posted in Travel information on 22.11.12

A trip to Brisbane can be full of fun activities as the city offers some of the best places, which can be explored by hiring the car services. There are many agencies available in the city from where favorite car be hired at reasonable rates. Brisbane offers not only good tourist spots but also offers a very good, friendly environment. The scenic views are mesmerizing, even the shopping and dining areas are also very impressive.

Brisbane South Bank Parklands

  • South Bank Parklands is very much liked by people for its amazing location. There are many cafes and restaurants, which are located near the beach area and offer the best views while enjoying the meals. Good place to relax the senses, far from the hassle of life and to spend fun time with family or friends.
  • Brisbane Lone Pine Koala sanctuary
  • Lone Pine Koala sanctuary offers so many different types of birds, animals and reptiles. One can spend great time with family in this place as it’s full of fun and adventure; small food joints are also located inside the zoo for refreshments.
  • Riverlife Adventure Centre is a perfect place to visit by hiring a car as it offers the best of adventure activities like biking, kayaking, rock climbing, cliff jumping, etc. The rates charged for these activities are worth paying as everything is done with total care and safety.
  • Brisbane Harbour Day Spa
  • Harbour Day Spa offers the best herbal based treatments for generating the senses in better ways. The rates charged for all the beauty treatments are worth to pay as high quality products are used for maintain the standards.
  • Suncorp Stadium is one of the popular spots in Brisbane, many games takes place in this stadium. One should defiantly come here by hiring a car for enjoying the magic of different games.
  • CityCat Ferry offers very good trip through a ferry, it offers a whole new way to explore the city. Live music and drinks make the trip more enjoyable and interesting.
  • St. John’s Anglican Cathedral should be seen for its religious as well as architectural aspects. The building is very beautiful and the art work is a must to see as it showcase some of the amazing work.
  • Mount Coot-tha Lookout offers amazing views and beauty of the city from the top, the best part is that one can enjoy the drive also. The smooth turns and the smooth road makes the journey so enjoyable and fun and the views from the top add to the overall experience.

Other than the above mentioned places, there are many other which can be explored car hire in brisbane airport  by hiring the car services. These cars help in easy travelling and offers total comfort and flexibility throughout the journey.

Author bio:  jenni is a person with a passion for writing. She has written many articles on and various other topics billeje guiden , for more information you can check her other blogs.

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20 Nov

Spend quality time with loved one in Koh Samui resorts

Posted in Travel information on 20.11.12

The Koh Samui is one of the famous islands of Thailand, it offers amazing natural beauty. People like to come here for spending the vacations in relaxed manner, the stunning views, welcoming people and great accommodation options make the trip worth coming. There are many resorts in Koh Samui, you can make the selection as per the choice and budget. Some of the resorts are located near the beach areas, which makes them more enjoyable.

Koh Samui

You can select the best one by taking the help of online sites; all the resorts have their websites which showcase all the details about the place, rooms and other facilities. Even pictures are provided online for giving a better idea, pictures of the interiors and the exteriors are given on the site with all the specifications. You can book them after taking all the information, some of the resorts also offer good discounts for attracting the customer.

Koh Samui

Different packages are designed for making the vacation easy; these packages include many different things like airport pick or drop services through private cars, free meals during the stay, etc. All these things help in getting more bookings as everyone wants to get the extra benefits at minimum cost. These resorts offer very spacious rooms which are well equipped with all the necessary things, good branded products are used in the room. Even the linen and other material used in the rooms are very clean and of very high quality. The overall interiors of the room are designed by keeping the comfort and style in mind, the private terrace offers great views of the beaches. You can enjoy the fresh mornings while sipping the cups of coffee. The staffs of these resorts are very well mannered and are always ready to help. Round the clock services are offered by these resorts, their main aim is to offer the best staying experience to their customers.

Koh Samui

Swimming pools, gym, spa, massage parlors and other recreational activities can be done during the stay; you can relax the senses by enjoying the special Thai massage treatments. Herbal products are used in these treatments; you can also have a fun time when you’re staying at apartments in Florence by doing some of the water based sports which are organized by the resort staffs on the beach. Every sport is designed by keeping the safety and comfort in mind, for entertainment live music and performances can be enjoyed in the common area. The food served in these resorts is made by using fresh ingredients, professional chefs re hired for making every dish taste amazing. Overall the experience of staying in these resorts are out of this world, thy not only offer comfort but also offers good quality time which can be spent with the loved one in the best possible way.

Author bio:  Jenni is a person with a passion for writing. She has written many articles on various other topics, for more information you can check her other blogs.

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16 Nov

Things to look out in a car rental agency

Posted in Travel information on 16.11.12

Renting a car is very important in case of travelling to a new place as it helps in going to all the desired locations on time and with total comfort. With so many good options available in the market, it becomes difficult to make the selection. The best part of renting a car is that they help in enjoying the journey with total comfort and ease, during the whole trip one can get to feel free. There is no tension or stress as everything related to travelling is taken care by the rental agency. Here are certain things, which should be looked out for getting a good car:

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  • Make sure that the reputation of the agency is good in the market; a good agency will ensure a great travelling experience.
  • A lot of hassle can be avoided by checking the insurance policy of the rental agency as it covers all the expenses, which occur during any type of accident.
  • Look out for the discounts offered on the bookings made by a specific bank card so that the extra benefits can be availed while renting a car.
  • Make sure that different types of car models are available for rental purpose, different brands, sizes and colors should be offered to the customer for making the final selections.
  • rental car
  • Pick and drop services should be included in the package as this helps in easy travelling after reaching and while leaving the place in better ways.
  • As there are so many car rental agencies available in the market, so take the advantage by doing good bargains on the final deals in terms of rates or amenities.
  • Look out for the various services and amenities offered by the agency with the rental car; also check the rates charged as this will help in saving money.
  • In case the driver services are taken, check the total work experience and the license of the drier for ensuring safe journey.
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  • Take the help of internet services and compare websites of different agencies; this will help in getting the best site which offers the best deal at reasonable rates.
  • The fuel options varies from one agency to the other, some charge extra amount and some just take some particular amount.  So take all the details in advance for avoiding any last minute confusion.

All these things can help in getting a favorite car from a good agency while you’re staying at apartments Edinburgh can also save a lot of money. They help in enjoying the views, locations, etc. in better way as there are no restrictions or rules; one is free to drive and to take halts as per the need. Overall, these rental cars are the best way to enjoy the trip with the loved one.

Author bio:  Jenni is a person with a passion for writing. She has written many articles about where to stay in Rome and various other topics, for more information you can check her other blogs.

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10 Nov

5 UNIQUE MEALS IN 5 UNIQUE PLACES

Posted in Travel information on 10.11.12

When you are travelling in any new place you may feel interested to try some of their foods and get to know about their food habits. It is really interesting to try some unique dishes while roaming around the other parts of the world. If you love to cook then you can also prepare some of the unique dishes and enjoy with your family and friends. Every place has some uniqueness in terms of foods over there. If you are on any island then you may taste seafood recipes, if you are in India you can try some of the traditional dishes over there.

You can also browse for the online recipes if you would like to give surprise to your family members and friends with your cooking experience. You may find plenty of recipes of your choice which you can prepare even if you are novice in the field of cooking. Some of the recipes need more time but most of the recipes can be made within short time.

Meals of different places

Italy: if you visit Italy as tourist then you must taste the pasta dishes over there as pasta is considered to be the authentic Italian cuisine. For preparing pasta you need some ingredients excluding pasta. You need to buy fresh veggies for making it and garnishing it. You may pick spaghetti pasta for cooking. You need to roast the smashed vegetables and add small amount of olive oil on the pan and then put the veggies for 20 minutes. You should add some amount of peanut butter, salt and pepper to the pasta and then serve it.

 Italy pasta

India: in India you may find the spicy foods. You should taste Hyderabadi biryani or moglai pulao if you come to India as tourist. You may find the chicken recipes of India simply lip-smacking. But if you like to avoid the spicy foods then you may not feel the real essence of Indian dishes.

spicy foods

New Zealand: in New Zealand you can find the delicious seafood recipes to taste. A recipe with shrimp is discussed you should take out the veins and pass through the knife from upper portion towards the tail. Add two teaspoon full butter and one tea spoon olive oil on the pan, add chopped garlic, onion and salt with pepper powder and grill it for few minutes. You may use parsley leaves for garnishing. You should wrap it with foil and put it in broiler for 20 minutes. You can serve this shrimp recipe with rice meal.

China: if you visit china then you should taste out Chinese recipes which are really appetizing. You can try pork dishes with rice noodles which is very special dish of China. This rice noodles are really delicious when served with pork recipes or chicken recipes. You will find leihwagen here.

Japan: Chawanmushi is a very famous Japanese egg-custard dish which you may like as if you are going to Japan you should try the recipe it is really scrumptious. You can also enjoy the Japanese cheese potato recipe which you also like to prepare at your own place.

Chawanmushi (茶碗蒸し) -japanese food

Author Bio:  Jenni is a person with a passion for writing. She has written many articles on various topics wynajem samochodów , for more information you can check her other blogs.

 

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15 Aug

How to Get Cheap Airfares

Posted in Travel information on 15.08.12

With the rise in gas and fuel prices, airfares are following the rising trend these days. If you take a closer look at the different airfares in the market, you will discover that all of the airline companies have increased their rates over the past few months. Although you can find some seat sale fares, the total amount is still very expensive because of the extra taxes and added oil costs. Therefore, a lot of people just tend to get discouraged with their travel plans because of the increased airfare rates. Since the air travel comprises a large chunk of your travel budget, you might not have enough money for other expenses such as hotels, food and other miscellaneous fees. But the rising costs should not really hinder you from taking that much needed trip because there are a lot of ways on how you can find cheaper and more affordable airfares. You just really need to learn about these techniques to get a great fare that will suit your requirements and travel budget.

 

Consider Taking Secondary Airports

secondary airport

To get cheaper airfares, you should also be quite flexible with your travel plans. In fact, do not limit yourself with only the major airports because there are a lot of budget fares that are offered for secondary airports. Most of the major countries and cities actually have a secondary airport. This is the airport where most of the budget carriers fly into because they also offer lower fees and charges. Since the airport charges are a lot cheaper, the low-cost carriers can also afford to slash their prices and rates. Try to do some research with regard to the carriers and airlines that fly into these airports. Competition is definitely a good thing because customers will not be limited to the very high costs offered by major airlines.

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Use Search Engines and Price Comparison Sites on the Web

Making an internet search is certainly the best way to find the cheapest fares in the market. Although this might take a lot of your time compared to dealing with a travel agency, you will definitely reap the benefits of your hard work. Do not limit yourself with the websites of the actual airlines; instead, try to use several search engines and sites in order to expand your search. You can even use price comparison websites that automatically search for the cheapest fares from all of the airlines and carriers that serve a particular route.

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Inquire about a Frequent Flier or Miles System

If you are a frequent traveler, you should definitely get an airline’s frequent flier card. By doing so, you will be earning points and rewards every time you travel a certain number of miles. This system also offers great benefits to customers because you get the chance to win free flights in case you are able to reach a certain number of points. At the same time, you might be able to enjoy other advantages, such as getting a free upgrade during your flight.

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