Posts Tagged ‘attention’

Top 10 Reasons why you need to make a Will – Numbers 10 to 6

May 4, 2010

Why is a Will so important? Check out what Bradley Erasmus founder of Phoenix Wills Ltd has to say.”

Wheres the Will?

10. If you die without a will you will have died intestate. This means your loved ones could suffer unnecessary financial hardship or additional distress.
9. By having made a will, the legal aspects of dealing with your affairs will be much easier, for all involved.
8. Without a will you’ll have no control over who inherits what. Your estate might not be shared as you would want it to be. Friends and unmarried partners definitely won’t receive anything. So if you want to make sure that your loved ones can benefit from your estate, then you’ll need to make a will.
7. By making a will, you can name the people or charities you want to benefit. This means that you know exactly how your estate will be divided in the event of your death.
6. If you’re a parent, then you’ll want to make a will to ensure that you say who you want to bring up your children if you die. Without a will, the courts could decide to appoint somebody else to bring up your children


Ovarian Cancer Whispers – so listen carefully . . .

April 13, 2010

Watch out for tell tale signs

Watch for Pelvic or abdominal pain or discomfort;    
·       vague but  persistent gastrointestinal upsets such as gas, nausea, and indigestion 
·       frequency and/or urgency of urination in the absence of an infection; 
·       unexplained weight gain or weight loss 
·       pelvic and/or abdominal swelling, bloating and/or feeling  of fullness; 
·       ongoing unusual fatigue; 
·       unexplained changes in bowel habits. 
If symptoms persist for more than 2 weeks, ask your doctor for a combination pelvic/rectal exam, 
CA-125 blood test, and trans-vaginal ultrasound. 

A Pap Test WILL NOT detect ovarian cancer.



How to get your childs attention – Always a challenge

March 19, 2010

By Naomi Richards from The Kids Coach

Getting a childs attention is very difficult to do especially when they are zoned out by the television, computer or another electronic device. If you want to convey a message to them don’t shout so they can hear you because they can’t. Instead do the following. I have tried out and tested this idea and it works:
1. Stand in front of your child and look at them.
2. Wait until your child stops what they are doing. They will because either you a obstructing their view or you are annoying them just standing there. They will stop and look at you.
3. Ask them what you would like from them – selling the benefit e.g. please can you turn off the television in five minutes and then please put on your shoes as I need to take you to your friends.’
4. Then ask them to repeat what you just said so you know they have heard you. If they can’t I suggest you switch off the television, pc, DS etc and then you will have their full attention.
5. When asking them what you want them to do use positive words and respond to them when they complain about your request. They want to know that they have also been heard.
The request may be as simple as, ‘Can you tidy your bedroom?’ (they will be able to find things in their room or earn pocket money) or ‘Please come down for dinner’ (else they will be hungry and there is no chance of food later) You will need to give them a reason why, what is going to happen when they have? What is going to motivate them to do it?
It is a challenge sometimes getting the co-operation of our children. We need to be clear about our request and how the request will benefit them. Doing it in a calm and relaxed manner, possibly with humour also helps!