Tuesday, February 13, 2024

6 Jobs That Provide Freedom, Fun and Fulfillment...


Nobody wants to work in a job that they feel pushed into doing. You want to wake up each morning feeling excited at the prospect of a new adventure and thrilled at the thought of fresh possibilities ahead. Finding a job that provides you with freedom, fun and fulfillment is one of your main goals in life.

If you can achieve true career happiness and freedom while you’re working, you will feel much happier. You always seem to be at your happiest whilst traveling, so why wouldn’t you try to do it more often? Working whilst traveling or having the opportunities to see new places whilst earning an income seems like the ideal job role, so here are a few options to spark some inspiration.

Photography

If you have always had an artistic side and you know your way around a camera, there’s no reason why you can’t make photography your future career path. It may take some time to perfect your skills and find the niche market that you are interested in, but becoming a photographer can be incredibly fun and fulfilling. Not to mention that you’ll get a whole host of opportunities to travel to new places and see beautiful sights along the way.


Travel Nursing


One of the most fulfilling jobs you can have is working in the healthcare field; helping people in need on a daily basis will provide you with a feeling that simply cannot be matched. Finding freedom with a nursing job is challenging, especially if you are pinned to the same hospital in your hometown. Luckily, there are so many travel nurse ER jobs to choose from, so that you can experience both freedom and fulfillment from your chosen career path.


Scuba Diving Instructor


This is a pretty niche career path to follow, but it’s certainly a fulfilling one, especially if you’re interested in teaching and scuba diving. Surprisingly, it doesn’t actually take too long to become an accredited scuba diving instructor, and it creates such a wide range of opportunities for you to travel all over the world doing what you love. You will be working alongside people who are keen to learn and in a happy mood because they’re on vacation, so it’s certainly an uplifting job to have.


Teaching

 

Teaching is another career path that can provide you with a deep sense of fulfillment, especially when you’re working with little ones that may not be growing up with the same privileges as you did. When you become a teacher, it opens up so many doors to work abroad, go on placements and even move permanently to another country if that’s what you’re hoping to do. Teaching may be a career that is full of ups and downs, but the positives of this type of career certainly outweigh the negatives, especially when you get to travel.


Truck Driving

This is such a well-paid job that allows you a huge amount of flexibility in your work schedule too. Truck driving is often underrated by people as a potential career path, but there’s a reason why so many people do it. You can often earn long periods of time off; you get to see new places and there are a lot of perks that go hand in hand with the job too.


Travel Blogging


If you’re even a tiny bit interested in writing, social media and traveling the world, then travel blogging is certainly something you should look into as a potential career path. Although it may take some time to break into the travel blogging industry, there is so much to learn from starting out and getting into the nitty gritty of this lifestyle. Your hard work will soon start to pay off as you work with brands and collaborate with companies that align with your business ethos. It may be a game of patience when you’re trying to become a travel blogger, but it will all pay off in the end when you’re experiencing everything you could have ever dreamed of.


Whether you try out travel nursing or intrigued by teaching abroad, there are so many exciting and fulfilling opportunities for you to explore whilst you search for your dream role. Remember, finding a career that you love may take some time, so it’s important to be as patient as possible with yourself. In many cases, you may need to try out a handful of job roles before you land on the ideal one to suit your skills, experiences and personal interests. Once you have found the best opportunities for you and your lifestyle, you’re bound to enjoy every moment of your new freeing and fulfilling career.


*This is a collaborative post thanks for reading! :)


Monday, February 12, 2024

I love good doggie dental care products...

Dog wearing sunglasses

Since it is a new year, we are excited to have one of our goals be to focus on health and wellness. Not only for us but also for our pups!

There are lots of different things that we do to help keep on furry friends in top shape. We love to go for walks, make time for lots of play, and focus on health and oral care as well. Our family loves dog dental chews for one of the things to help with oral care.

Chewing for dogs is a behavior that offers lots of benefits, from dental hygiene and mental stimulation to anxiety relief. There are lots of dental chews to pick from. They have some that are flavored and also some for petite, small, medium and large dogs as well.

Repetitive chewing releases happiness-inducing neurotransmitters, making it a valuable tool for beating boredom, especially on gloomy winter days. Mental focus during chewing exercises adds an extra layer of stimulation, contributing to your pet's overall well-being.


Another important thing also for good oral care is to make sure to brush your pups' teeth.
Alarming statistics reveal that over 80% of dogs aged three and above suffer from some form of periodontal disease. Ignoring this issue can lead to tartar buildup, linked to cardiovascular disease and organ problems. Choose a dog-friendly toothbrush designed for efficiency and consider incorporating a daily 20-second brush into your routine.
Elevate your commitment to oral care by combining brushing with regular dental check-ups for your furry friend. After we use a good dog dental chew then we make time for exercise and playtime! 

Healthy relaxing dog

Dog in box with treats in front of it

It is fun trying out new toys and games that challenge our pups' cognitive abilities. I'm really excited this new year to work a happy and healthy lifestyle for our family!

Thank you so very much for letting me share with you. Now I'm excited to learn a little about you! What are some of your favorite things to do with your family to help keep you and your animals in top shape? Please leave a comment letting me know.

*This blog post is in collaboration with Responsival!

Monday, February 5, 2024

Eating can be so much fun...

*This is a sponsored post written by me on 
behalf of JollyCub. All opinions are 100% mine.*


You have to absolutely check out the amazing Chomperware from JollyCub! They are a huge hit!

These for sure make eating so much fun!

No more not eating what is on our plates at our house.
We all love chomping down to get each and every bite!



They are made out of food safe material. They are BPA, BPS, Phthalate, PVC & lead free. Another thing we love is that they are dishwasher safe as well!

Do you need a gift that is useful and that everyone will love? These are perfect for gifts!




You can chomp and also use the fork and spoon on the other sides as well.

What a blessing to have these as part of our daily fun and healthy eating now at our house.


Our family really loves them, and we know yours will too!


We are off to play, sing and eat our healthy dinner now. :)

Friday, February 2, 2024

Tips To Navigate A Divorce Financially...

Divorce is something you don’t expect to go through when you walk down that aisle and say I do.

However, not all marriages work out. According to recent statistics, 1 in 3 marriages will come to an end, which isn’t the best outlook for most people who get married nowadays. Here are a few tips to navigate your divorce from a financial perspective.

Try to agree with your ex-partner on bills to cover.

Firstly, if you’re able to, consider the time in between when you are going through the proceedings of a divorce until it’s finalized. It’s worth speaking to your ex-partner and discussing the parameters in which current bills are being paid.


You may still have contracts and bills that tie you both in together for a number of months or even years. It’s important that you discuss these bills and how they should be covered in the interim. It might be that you both cover them out of a joint account or one of you takes ownership over it until it’s paid off or the contract comes to an end.

Be civilized with your ex-partner and try to agree on what you can.

With any divorce, the assets and what’s available to divvy up between the two parties come under scrutiny. Who deserves what? Which assets are rightfully yours and which ones belong to your ex-partner?


It’s important that you’re mindful of what you feel you deserve versus what you might actually be entitled to legally. With that being said, you might be able to come to a mutual decision over what you each get and perhaps even come to an agreement before needing to involve legal proceedings.


Divorce is pricy and it’s something that not everyone thinks is a costly expense until they start the proceedings. It’s therefore advisable to have some savings readily available and to use when it comes to spending on the divorce.


While no one specifically saves for the expense of a divorce, having savings in general is a good way of saving for a rainy day. Who knows what might be around the corner? For some - a divorce!

Set a budget and your preferred outcome.

Consider the budget you have when it comes to spending money on a divorce. Not everyone has the money to drag out a divorce for months or years on end. It’s good to know what you have available in order to process the divorce as quickly and as financially savvy as possible.


At the same time, you should also note down what your preferred outcome is when it comes to your assets and where you want to stand financially by the end of it.

Do your research on legal representation.

Finally, be sure to do your due diligence when it comes to finding legal representation. For example, a company like https://state48law.com/divorce-in-arizona/ are specialists when it comes to divorce proceedings. 


Legal representation is important because it could be the difference between being taken advantage of by your ex-partner and getting what you rightly deserve.


If you find yourself in a situation where you’re wanting a divorce, then navigating it financially is necessary.


*This is a collaborative post thanks for reading! :)


Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Building A Great Store Experience for Customers...


Do you own a store that hopes to gain more customers? You can benefit from extra support, as it will help you build your customer base and earn more profit.


Here are some tips to help create a more engaging and trusting store experience for customers. 

Use professional packaging

Using professional packaging is a great way to boost customer interest and trust. For example, if you run a pharmacy, it is crucial that you use the right packaging. Otherwise, you could lose customer trust. When you use professional pharmaceutical packaging, it will allow your business to display its professionalism. It isn’t wise to use your own branded or plain packaging, as customers won’t know what product is inside. When customers recognize brands and medication names, they will feel more at ease in your pharmacy.

Put a lot of thought into your layout and design

Another smart way to improve your customer's shopping experience is by creating a thoughtful store layout. The layout and design of a store play an essential part in producing the ideal customer experience. Think about things such as whether your shop is simple to navigate the aisles. Is your product easy to seek out, and is it simple to seek out the value of your product? These issues are all important elements in developing a customer experience that is positive. 

Transparent pricing and policies are vital 

One of the easiest ways to lose trust is by having hidden fees or unexplained pricing. This can be accomplished by displaying your pricing and any promotions or additional add-on fees associated with the product or service you are advertising. Develop your return and exchange policies and portray those as well. Most importantly, be honest in your pricing and policies. By allowing your customers to view your pricing and policies easily and quickly, you reassure them that they are shopping with an honest company.

Personalize interactions with every customer

Embrace customization and personalization to make customers feel valued and appreciated. I am a huge believer of giving excellent customer service and my 5 star reviews show that for sure!

In-store events and experiences

Host in-store events and experiences to help generate a sense of community and excitement in your store. Workshops, product demonstrations, or exclusive previews can all help get customers into your store, not only to shop but also to experience your store and what it represents. These events not only engage customers but also place your store as the spot for social and cultural activities.

Focus on the best customer service

This is a fundamental principle for building trust and engagement. Train your staff to go beyond the call of duty in helping customers, fixing problems, and ensuring their overall satisfaction. A friendly attitude is an important part of the positive impression you want to create.

Keep the store looking fresh

Change the store displays frequently to keep the store looking fresh. Visual merchandising not only drives customer traffic but also sales. Keep things fun and exciting!

Social media is going to be your friend

Promote user-generated content on your social platforms by creating and sharing user-generated content from your customers, such as photos and reviews. Include people’s social handles when you can and feature social from your customers on your website. Authentic content from your customers is a great way to get more reach on social media via word-of-mouth marketing.

Create spaces for relaxation

Have a small portion of the store set up like a relaxation zone where they can take a couple of minutes to sit down comfortably and enjoy a drink. Having that space set up is such a great representation of welcoming your customers into your business and it helps them to stay calm and relaxed.


*This is a collaborative post thanks for reading! :)

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Why an Injury Doesn't Have to Ruin Your Vacation...


So, you’ve planned this amazing vacation. Packed like a pro, and then boom! You sprain an ankle or break a wrist and it all comes crashing down, right? Wrong! Just because you’re injured doesn’t mean your vacation dreams need to be dashed – it just means it's time to improvise!


Get in Touch with the Insurance Company


First of all, if you have been injured, I hope you were smart enough to take out an insurance policy with a good company like Generali. Get in touch with them and arrange to have any of your medical bills paid and any paperwork completed, and this will take a load off your mind, so that you can continue to enjoy your vacay, even if it is in a slightly different way.


Take it Easy


Okay, so your plans to go hiking might have been canceled by your inconveniently broken leg, but that doesn’t mean you have to take the next flight home. Swap out hiking for a hammock. Exchange museum marathons for poolside lounging. You might even enjoy it more!



Become a Cultural Connoisseur


So, physical activities are off the table for now. That's okay! Dive into the local culture instead. Visit museums, art galleries, or go see a show. It's your chance to soak up some history and culture – and let's be honest, it's a great way to sound impressive at your next dinner party.


The Foodie Adventure


Injury means you have more time to eat, right? Turn your attention to the local cuisine. From street food to fancy restaurants, embark on a culinary journey. Remember, calories consumed on vacation don't count (okay, they do, but let's pretend they don't).


Let the Entertainment Come to You


Can't go out and explore? No problem. Bring the entertainment to you. Book a local musician, join a virtual tour, or have a movie night with films from the country you're visiting. It's like bringing the world to your doorstep (or hotel room).


The Art of People-Watching


Find a nice spot and just watch the world go by. People-watching is an underrated sport. You'll see the locals in their natural habitat and tourists in their not-so-natural habitat. It's fun, free, and who knows, you might spot the next big fashion trend (or fashion disaster).


Document Your Experience


Why not turn your mishap into a story? Blog about it, vlog it, or start that travel diary, and you might find that you pick up a lot of followers and get a lot of fun comments that help you see the funny side. After all, it's all about perspective. One day, you'll look back and laugh (or at least have a great story).


*This is a collaborative post thanks for reading! :)


Thursday, January 11, 2024

Trying To Keep Your Kids Healthy? It's Not Always Easy...


It’s the job of the parent to ensure that their child is healthy while they are young. As they get older, the child will take on an increasing amount of responsibility to ensure that they remain in the best possible health, but that won’t happen for a while. As such, you are going to need to take the time to learn about keeping your kids healthy, understanding what you should and should not be doing so that you can make the best possible choices.

In this article, we’re going to be taking a look at some of the different things that you can do here, so if you’re currently stumped as to how to move forward, we’ve got your back.

Work On Their Diet With Them


The first thing that we’re going to talk about is working on their diet with them. When they are younger, they will just eat what you make them (in theory), but as they get older, they are going to start to understand what they are eating more. It’s at this point that you need to start explaining their diet to them so that they know the importance of eating all of their fruits and vegetables for example. A lot of kids don’t want to do this because they are healthy, because they don’t taste as good as foods that are loaded with sugar, but it’s important that they are getting all of the nutrients that they need.


For older kids, you need to explain the role of vegetables and why they are important. You will find with a lot of kids that they will try pretty much anything as long as you tell them that it will help them to grow big and strong, even if they are hesitant at first. Of course, this isn’t going to work every single time, but at least it’s somewhere to start.


Encourage Fun Exercise


Kids don’t want to complete workouts, and why would they? They’re boring and they require some level of concentration which a lot of kids don’t really have, so you have got to make this fun. Most kids get their exercise from running around outside and generally existing to play. But, if your child is one of the more reserved ones that doesn’t really run around too much, then you need to try to encourage them to move a little more. For example, you can try pushing them towards a sport in their free time, but you do need to be careful that you’re not forcing it on them. This is going to have the opposite effect if you’re not careful, and that’s what we need you to remember.


Sometimes if you exercise with them this will help encourage them to enjoy it a little more. A lot of kids just want to do what their parents do, so leading by example is always a good idea. The more that they see you moving about, the more they are going to want to do it themselves.


Learn Life Saving Measures


In order to keep your kids safe at all times, we recommend that you learn some life saving measures. You never know when something is going to happen and you’re the only thing that stands between your kids and a fatal occurrence. For example, if they end up choking on something, and they likely will at some point, you need to know what steps to take. Of course this is going to include hitting their back in the hopes of dislodging the item, but what if it goes further than this? You should ideally get some CPR training to be on the safe side. Do your research and check into different bodies who can get you trained here. You might be wondering is National CPR foundation legit, yes? Yes, it is.


The more knowledge that you have surrounding life saving measures, the more confident you can be in your actions in a situation. You won’t have to panic, you can just go into life saving mode and get the job done. Keeping your kids safe should always be your number one goal, so it’s not something that we recommend passing up on.


Open And Honest Communication


Another thing that you should be doing is encouraging open and honest communication between you and your kids at all times. We understand that this can be tough, especially if you have older kids who like their privacy, but that’s okay. You don’t need to invade their privacy to have open and honest communication with them. You need to lead by example though, so if there is something that you want to talk about with your kids, you need to do so in the proper way.


Doing this will ensure that their mental health stays in the best possible condition, as they always feel as though they can be honest about what they are thinking and feeling. It’s tough sometimes to hear some of the thoughts that go on in a child’s head, but this doesn’t mean that you have done anything wrong. Being there to support their mental health and ensure that you are doing everything you can to make them feel better is what is important here.


Show Up For Them


As a parent, one of the most important things that you can do for your child is to show up. No matter where, no matter when, when they need you, you need to be there. There are going to be times where this feels impossible, but we know that you can do it. When they need you, they need to be able to count on you. Showing up for your kids helps to build trust, and if they trust you then they will find it easier to allow you to take care of their mental and physical health.


While showing up for them doesn’t impact their health directly, it’s definitely one of the things that contributes to their mental health and their sense of self worth. These are both super important, and you should be trying to safeguard them as much as you can.


Speak To Your Doctor


Taking care of your kids' health to the best of your ability is all well and good, but there are also times where this is not going to be possible. When this happens you need to defer to someone who knows more about this than you, meaning that you need to speak to your doctor. Talk to them about what the problem is, why you are concerned, and then listen to what they have to say! It might just be a cold that is impacting them badly, it might be something a little more, but nobody knows until you speak to someone who has the knowledge necessary to be sure.


Your child should ideally be having a checkup every six months as well to be on the safe side, so keep that in mind.


We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the things that you need to do in order to keep your kids healthy. We understand that it’s not always easy to keep your kids on the right health track, especially as they get older and become responsible for an increasing amount of it. The important thing though is that you are trying your best, and the things in this article should help you do that. We wish you the very best of luck, and hope that you manage to keep your kids as healthy as possible for as long as possible.


*This is a collaborative post thanks for reading! :)