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Why Coffee Shops Are So Popular

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why Coffee Shops Are So Popular

In Colombia, the coffee shop culture does not really exist, or, at least, is still very new. Famous for its coffee I imagined that even the tiniest Colombian village would have a coffee shop. I mean, they do exist but they are nowhere near as common as I had expected. The ones that do exist are very different from those in the UK. They are places where you go in, have a quick drink and then leave immediately. Nobody spends the afternoon enjoying a peaceful moment. People don’t always go to coffee shops like cocoagrindernyc.com just for a drink, but to spend time with friends or 5137052093_7dc24b5f58_oread a book. This “coffee shop culture” is very popular in the UK and it is a fantastic way to spend time with loved ones. It isn’t popular everywhere, though. Most coffee shops have a cosy atmosphere. They are places where you can sit for hours as you sip your coffee. People go with friends and family to chat and relax after going shopping, or meet up just for a gossip. Alternatively, many people go alone. Coffee shops are great places to read in peace, or to sit and write. And with free Wi-Fi in many places, it is not difficult to spend a lot of time in a coffee shop.

People never seem to come in for a leisurely drink but for a quick – almost business-like – meeting, even if they are with family or friends. The idea that a person would go to a coffee shop alone is, apparently, ridiculous. Every time I go alone with a book, other customers look at me as if I had horns. I could be painting a wrong picture, of course. This may be the culture only in other Colombian cities perhaps have a more developed coffee shop culture. Coffee shops have a lot of things that your average study space can’t offer. You have easy access to study snacks and drinks if you feel your energy dip, and you also have the option to sit outside if the inside is too crowded or noisy.

Patrons also like working in an environment that isn’t stressful. In comparison to the library, coffee shops offer a more laid back atmosphere to students. People there are smiling and enjoying good conversation. No one is fraught with anxiety about the test they have the next morning.

The noise is a steady, drone of muddled conversations and the clinking of cups in a coffee shop. Students claim the background noise isn’t distracting since its volume remains at a consistent level while they do their work. The main reason why people study in coffee shops, however, is that they enjoy running into people they know. Students see their friends coming by, and they can chat with them for a nice study break.

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What Is Grief Work?

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What Is Grief Work?

Psychotherapists refer to the process a bereaved person will encounter as “grief work.” This is because the process is not one that just happens to you, or that will be healed only with time. “Grief work” means tackling some very difficult emotional tasks. Those families who work through these tasks do eventually experience relief from the intense pain. It has been said that there is no way around grief. You must go through it in order to come out of it. Working through your grief can take many, many months or years and only begins once a funeral has been laid with victoriafunerals.com.au

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  1. Accepting the reality of loss.
    When a loved one dies, people often experience a sense that it isn’t true. The first task of grieving is to come to the realization that this person is gone, and that reuniting with him or her, at least in this life, will not happen. Some families tell us they sense their loved one’s presence through sound, sight, smell or touch. Whether or not these experiences are “real” is a matter of belief. However, they are common and not a sign that one is “going crazy”.
  2. Working through the pain of grief.
    One of the goals of grief counselors is to help people through this difficult time, so that they do not carry their deep pain with them throughout their entire life. Those people who allow themselves to feel and work through the deep pain find that the pain lessens. Some things may prevent this experience. Friends, relatives, and co-workers may give subtle or not so subtle messages to “pick yourself up and go on” as if nothing has happened. Or, sometimes family members cut off their feelings and deny that pain is present. Allow yourself the time to cry or to be angry. Many people find these feelings appear while going through their daily routines such as grocery shopping or driving to work. Know that these experiences, though very hard, are normal.
  3. Adjusting to an environment in which your loved one is no longer present
    Your loved one had a special place in your heart and in your family. They can never be replaced. But bereaved families can eventually adjust to the absence of a loved one. This process might involve finding new ways of interacting with your surviving family members and friends.
  4. Withdrawing emotional energy and reinvesting it in other relationships
    Many people misunderstand this task and believe it means forgetting about their loved one. They believe that this would be dishonoring their loved one’s memory. This task is simply a continuation of the first three tasks. It involves the process of allowing yourself to make relationships with others. It does not mean that you care any less about your loved one or that you will not keep your special memories.
  5. Rebuilding faith, beliefs and values that are tested by the loss of a loved one.
    The loss of a loved one can test your faith and philosophical views of life. Talking with a spiritual leader or advisor such as a rabbi, priest, minister or holy person may be helpful since they have experience counseling others who have experienced a loss. Many bereaved families, whom we have known over several years, can remember their loved one and smile. Sometimes there is still sadness, though it does not come as often and is not as draining.

Over time and through these “tasks”, you will begin to remember your loved one without experiencing the unbearable pain. It will be a different kind of sadness. Do not hesitate to seek professional help. Counsellors are trained to assist you in working through these tasks and other issues you may be facing. It is okay to ask for one session with a therapist to see if you both will be able to work together.

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Why Coffee Shops Are So Popular

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why Coffee Shops Are So Popular

In Colombia, the coffee shop culture does not really exist, or, at least, is still very new. Famous for its coffee I imagined that even the tiniest Colombian village would have a coffee shop. I mean, they do exist but they are nowhere near as common as I had expected. The ones that do exist are very different from those in the UK. They are places where you go in, have a quick drink and then leave immediately. Nobody spends the afternoon enjoying a peaceful moment. People don’t always go to coffee shops like cocoagrindernyc.com just for a drink, but to spend time with friends or read a book. This “coffee shop culture” is very popular in the UK and it is a fantastic way to spend time with loved ones. It isn’t popular everywhere, though. Most coffee shops have a cosy 12492821754_556123e587_oatmosphere. They are places where you can sit for hours as you sip your coffee. People go with friends and family to chat and relax after going shopping, or meet up just for a gossip. Alternatively, many people go alone. Coffee shops are great places to read in peace, or to sit and write. And with free Wi-Fi in many places, it is not difficult to spend a lot of time in a coffee shop.

People never seem to come in for a leisurely drink but for a quick – almost business-like – meeting, even if they are with family or friends. The idea that a person would go to a coffee shop alone is, apparently, ridiculous. Every time I go alone with a book, other customers look at me as if I had horns. I could be painting a wrong picture, of course. This may be the culture only in other Colombian cities perhaps have a more developed coffee shop culture. Coffee shops have a lot of things that your average study space can’t offer. You have easy access to study snacks and drinks if you feel your energy dip, and you also have the option to sit outside if the inside is too crowded or noisy.
Patrons also like working in an environment that isn’t stressful. In comparison to the library, coffee shops offer a more laid back atmosphere to students. People there are smiling and enjoying good conversation. No one is fraught with anxiety about the test they have the next morning.
The noise is a steady, drone of muddled conversations and the clinking of cups in a coffee shop. Students claim the background noise isn’t distracting since its volume remains at a consistent level while they do their work. The main reason why people study in coffee shops, however, is that they enjoy running into people they know. Students see their friends coming by, and they can chat with them for a nice study break.

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Helping Children Through Grief

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Helping Children Through Grief

Children grieve just as adults do. Any child old enough to form a relationship will experience some form of grief when a relationship is severed. Adults may not view a child behavior as grief as it is often demonstrated in behavioural patterns which we misunderstand and do not appear to us to be grief such as “moody,” “cranky,” or “withdrawn.”

When a death occurs children need to be surrounded by feelings of warmth, acceptance and understanding. This may be a tall order to expect of the adults who are experiencing their own grief and

upset. Caring adults can guide children through this time when the child is experiencing feelings for which they have no words and thus can not identify. In a very real way, this time can be a growth experience for the child, teaching about love and relationships. They can also be involved in the planning of flowers for a funeral with victoriafunerals.com.au.

The first task is to create an atmosphere in which the child’s thoughts, fears and wishes are recognized. This means that they should be allowed to participate in any of the arrangements, ceremonies and gatherings which are comfortable for them. First, explain what will be happening and why it is happening at a level the child can understand. A child may not be able to speak at a grandparent’s funeral but would benefit greatly from the opportunity to draw a picture to be placed in the casket or displayed at the service. Be aware that children will probably have short attention spans and may need to leave a service or gathering before the adults are ready. Many families provide a non-family attendant to care for the children in this event.

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The key is to allow the participation, not to force it. Forced participation can be harmful. Children instinctively have a good sense of how involved they wish to be. They should be listened to carefully. Parents who openly talk about their grief, cry, and express frustration, send a message to their children that it is okay for them to do so. Because children cannot carry the burden of all your pain, try to maintain times for play and talk without conversation about the dead person. Balance, as best you can, the sharing of sad feelings, with the sharing of more pleasant activities and times shared together. This lets your surviving children know how much they are valued.

If your child has had an experience with death, (perhaps a pet, or a grandparent), it may be easier to explain the death. Here are some questions which many children wonder about and some suggested answers:

Is death like sleeping? Death is different from sleeping. When you go to sleep your body still works. You still breathe and your heart beats and you dream. When a person is dead, his or her body doesn’t work anymore. Remember that children who are told that death is like sleeping may develop fears about falling asleep.

Why did they die? If the death was from an illness, explain that the person’s body couldn’t fight the sickness any more. It stopped working. Make sure your children know that if they get the flu or a cold, or if mom or dad get sick, their bodies can fight the illness and get better. Their bodies still work. Explain that people do not usually die when they get sick. Most people get better. If the death was from an accident, explain that the person was hurt so badly that his or her body stoppingworking. Explain that when most people get hurt they can get better and live a long, long time.

Will you die? Will I die? Children are looking for reassurance. Let your child know that most people live for a very long time. Children also need to know who will take care of them if a parent or guardian dies. Let them know who to go to for help if there is a family emergency.

Did I do or think something bad to cause the death? Maybe your child had a fight with the person who died. Maybe your child wished this person wasn’t around to get so much attention from other family members. Maybe your child said, “I wish you’d go away from me,” or even “I wish you were dead.” Reassure your children that saying and wishing things do not cause a death to happen.

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Wedding Attire For All.

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Wedding Attire For All.

 

As a bride, there are a lot of things you can do to ensure that you have an excellent experience when finding your wedding wear. Feeling the pressure of choosing your perfect wedding dress can be stressful and so we’ve put together for you a guide of what to do and what not to do when choosing your dream dress. These tips will go a long way to keeping you calm and focused when choosing a dress off websites like www.thebridalcollectionharrogate.com to bridal shops around the country. Not many people know this, but all wedding dress and accessory sales are usually final. No pressure right?! It’s a realistic reminder that you should stay serious in your wedding dress search and accessories. Most of those pretty fascinators are not returnable so spend your money on your accessories wisely

Bride to change to a wedding dress.

Websites like www.thebridalcollectionharrogate.com can offer you many choices on the accessories to choose from but try not to get bamboozled by beautiful crystal extras. Try not to freak out to much about wedding dress sizing. Bridal gowns tend to run two or three sizes larger than your regular size. Once you get your head round that, be realistic. Pay attention to how it looks and not the sizing on the label. Labels are very psychological and if you listen to that you can really upset yourself for no reason.

Whenever you can, make sure you ask lots of questions when you are trying your dresses on. You should ask the boutique owner and staff lots of different questions but also yourself. You want the dress you love to make you feel spectacular on your day but also it must be practical for the wedding you’re going to have. Do you feel confident? Do you feel comfortable but beautiful? Can you dance in your dress? Can you sit down? Are you self-conscious about any part of yourself in the dress? All these questions are so important for success on your wedding day.

If you are able to, wear your wedding underwear to your bridal appointment! If you’re able to, wear the bra and knickers and corset – if you plan to wear one – to your bridal fittings as it is so important. Try not to try on too many dresses. Take your time, enjoy the experience and really mull over each choice you try on. Although a gown may be elegant and breathtakingly beautiful, what good is it if you are trapped mummy-style all night? Lastly, don’t feel like you have to bring an ooh-ing and aah-ing audience. We’ve all seen the bridal shops stuffed full of aunties, cousins and the best friends’ sisters’ cousins but it’s not necessary. The only approval you need is yours and maybe your mothers! Don’t feel the pressure to take a gaggle of giggling and emotional women with you who will all likely have different tastes and offer difference advice to give you. You’ll only confuse yourself!

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What’s The Difference? Wedding Planners VS Wedding Coordinators

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What’s The Difference? Wedding Planners VS Wedding Coordinators

There is a lot of grey area somewhere between a wedding coordinator who you only work with on the actual wedding day and a full-service wedding planner as provided by event planning companies like www.onestylishday.com. The things you have to do to find the perfect fit for your wedding is to decide which camp your wedding will likely fit into. You then have to go through the rigmarole of interviews to find the best person who offers the best packages and services in your area. First things first: does your wedding need a wedding planner or a wedding coordinator? In this article we differentiate the two and can help you decide which is better for your day.

Wedding Coordinators:

Generally speaking a wedding coordinator helps when you are planning everything for your wedding and then they ensure everything goes smoothly on the actual wedding day. They ensure all important details have been addressed, creating a day-of timeline and confirming logistics with all the planned vendors. They make sure that your suppliers have all the right information for the wedding day such as directions and parking information for the venue, venue rules and the timeline of the day.

If you are planning your wedding you want to ensure that suppliers and guests aren’t coming to you with questions that could stress you out on what is already a nerve wracking day. A wedding coordinator is going to be likely your right hand on the day. Even though a wedding coordinator won’t be involved in all the minute details of the day, it’s still a great idea to hire a wedding coordinator as soon as possible. Often they can make supplier recommendations and can offer some helpful advice as you go along.

Wedding Planners:

The wedding planner is generally the most involved person you can hire to help you to plan your wedding and some will actually plan the whole event for you. A wedding planner is like hiring your new best friend to figure out and discuss every detail of your wedding which is obviously amazing! They can help you with things like event budgeting, venue scouting, recommending and booking wedding vendors, negotiating vendor contracts, event design and even down to the nitty gritty of the floor plans! Overseeing everything on the day of the wedding is also part of the job description and this means you will have an excellent helping hand. There are companies that can send in a planner to book and organise accommodation for the wedding party and guests and you should hire a planner at the very start of your planning stage so you can use their wealth of knowledge to your advantage. They’re great for couples who are far too busy to handle the many man hours it takes to plan a wedding and for couples who need someone to guide them through the entirety of the wedding. Wedding planning can be pricey and prices tend to be based on region and some wedding planners charge a flat fee for their services.

If you aren’t a part of the wedding industry except for now that you are engaged, you may not know the difference between a wedding coordinator and a wedding planner and this can actually be quite confusing for new brides! Wedding coordination services are not only different from those offered by wedding planners but sometimes pretty different from those offered by other wedding coordinators as well. Your day can go off without a hitch no matter what you do so take time to make that choice, and congratulations!

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