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Declaring the Relationship Revolution

Your relationship is yours, yours together, and it belongs to no one else. It is yours together to create and negotiate, nurture and enjoy. This may seem like a statement of the obvious, but I encourage you right now to examine ways that your relationship is affected by external influences. It is not a judgment, merely an exercise that may spark insight. Despite the fact that we live in one-size-fits-all relationship culture, you have every right to dream up the most amazing relationship together and make it happen. It doesn’t have to fit within a certain definition or category or look like anyone else expects it to look. It is yours!

The only people whose satisfaction regarding the relationship is necessary are the people in the relationship. If it works for you together and brings you fulfillment and satisfaction, give yourselves permission to revel in it in all its unique glory. If you are living a relationship according to how partnerships “should” look and you are dissatisfied, it is time for you together to declare your own relationship revolution.

My experiences with partnerships as their coach has proven to me that people are most satisfied in relationships where their evolving needs are met through constant direct communication. Although research supports that the concepts of high levels of quality communication and partners being attentive to others’ needs lead to people feeling more satisfied in their relationships, it is more important to acknowledge it just resonates in our experience as human beings.

It is really the experience of each partnership as they engage the feedback loop of changing habit patterns of communication that the more they share with each other, the more information they each get in return. No one is left guessing. Each partner sets the other up for success by communicating their desires and needs which supports an informed response. The more your partner asks for exactly what they need, the better you can meet your partner’s needs. Further, knowing that your relationship is your co-creation is an acknowledgment that no one unilaterally makes decisions. The communication is a constant, solution-oriented negotiation.

Embracing the dance of the negotiation allows for direct communication of needs while also leaving space for a creative counter offer. Also, it is never a bad idea to get advice from a professional like life coach Chicago and see how they can be of help.

Emergency Roadside Services Los Angeles – Los Angeles Towing

You never know when it’s going to happen, especially in Los Angeles, but when that fateful moment happens and you don’t see a car in another lane, or maybe they don’t see you, you’re going to find yourself in a situation in which you get in an accident and your car is totaled or needs some serious repair. So what would you do in that situation if you could hypothetically put yourself there?

Would you freak out, or would you be smart and call the Los Angeles Towing Company to help you get out of your bind?

It’s important to stay calm when you need emergency roadside services, even though it can be really hard to stay calm after such a traumatic experience of getting in an emergency situation.

But when you are in this traumatic situation you need to know that there are people out there like the Los Angeles Towing Company who do this type of work for a living and who can get out to your location on the road and give you the very best of emergency roadside services that will be of the utmost professionalism and can get you and your vehicle to a much safer location.

So don’t be foolish the next time you need some sort of emergency roadside service and get out your phone and call the Los Angeles Towing Company and have them handle the rest.

It’s not fair to have to go through an emergency all on your own when the Los Angeles Towing Company is here for you and your emergency on the double.

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Cheap and Natural Homemade Cleaning Alternatives

In today’s uncertain economic climate, it never hurts to save a little extra cash, so more and more people are looking for cheaper alternatives in pretty much everything; from shopping at a thrift store instead of a department store, to making dog treats instead of buying them – anything and everything can be gotten a little more cheaply if the will is there.

When shopping for a household, some of the more expensive items can be found in the cleaning aisle; from kitchen and bathroom disinfectants, to floor cleaners and window spray, there is a cleaning product for almost every surface in a home, and when adding them up it can get surprisingly costly. But happily, there are alternatives out there that take just a few extra minutes to prepare, and cost a lot less money than the commercial versions – and as a bonus are pretty environmentally friendly too!

Using White Vinegar to Create Natural Cleansers

Vinegar is one of the cheapest and easiest options available. Vinegar is acid based, and as such it can cut through grease, mold, mildew, and almost any dirt and grime the standard busy household can produce. And vinegar is an efficient antibacterial solution and germ killer too!

There are lots of recipes out there for different vinegar-based cleansers. And for the few dollars it costs to buy one large bottle of vinegar that can be mixed and used in almost every area in the house, a person would likely bring home only one small bottle of cleanser that could only be used for one specific task.

Tip: Mixing essential oils in with some vinegar solutions can reduce the pungent smell!

Using Baking Soda as a Cleaning Alternative

Another versatile and inexpensive option for cleaning is baking soda. Baking soda can be mixed with vinegar to create several different types of deep cleaning solutions, but can also be used on its own to remove odor from carpets, or brighten up white laundry – there are plenty of recipes out there! It is especially great for removing set in stains on almost any surface, and can be used on delicate surfaces since it is unlikely to scratch or etch the material.

Using Lemon and Lime Juices as Natural Cleaning Alternatives

Lemon and lime juices are also efficient cleanser alternatives. Because both lemon and lime juices have acids in them, they work well in breaking down grease, lime scale, hard water build-up and other tough household grime. They work similarly to vinegar, and can often be used in place of vinegar in many cleanser recipes. Not only do the juices of these fruits work as cleansers, but unlike vinegar, they leave behind a pleasant scent, and so can be used as deodorizers for rooms and surfaces as well.

Using Hydrogen Peroxide as a Natural Cleanser

Hydrogen peroxide is another natural and cheap alternative to commercial cleaning products. According to using-hydrogen-peroxide.com, it is “antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-mold and anti-mildew” and so is a great multi-surface cleaner in the kitchen and bathroom, and it “tends to keep your sponges, mops, and scrubbie pads a whole lot cleaner” – helping to extend their lives and save you even more money in the long run!

Tip: When using any of these natural solutions, it is always a good idea to test a small hidden area of the surface to be cleaned, just to be sure that no unforeseen damage is done!

All of these natural options can save a bundle of money for any household, and all it takes is a little extra time mixing the solutions – many of which can be made in large amounts and stored for later use – time equal to that spent at the store shopping for the commercial versions anyway!

And not only are all of these options cost effective, but any household can easily reduce its environmental impact by using them on a regular basis, since they are completely natural and non-toxic; a person can be doing the cleaning and doing their part for the environment at the same time. Don’t be afraid to give some of these cheaper homemade options a try, since they often do as good a job or better than store-bought products!

Just a Spot of Arthritis?

“I suppose its just a spot of arthritis”, is what older people often say about the pain that is getting at them. Usually, however, they have only a vague idea of what arthritis is, but speak with a certain fatalistic resignation. “Arthritis” for them is pain you get when you get old and which can’t be helped. Of course there is some consolation to be had from being able to name your pain, so that most people will prefer to be able to say that they have a “bit of arthritis”, even though they don’t really know what that means, than to simply have an unaccountably aching thumb, hip or knee. Maybe, even, it hurts less if you can name it.

To some extent it is true that joints do gradually wear out over time. But sometimes just a couple of sessions of acupuncture treatment, and perhaps a little cupping, and the pain abates, maybe considerably. So how can that be if the joint really is worn out? If it really is arthritis, how come the pain has gone? Surely the joint can’t have just been repaired so quickly? There are a number of possible explanations, one of which is as follows:

When we examine around the area of the joint in question, we often find what we call ‘ah-shi points’. ‘Ah-shi’ is Chinese for something like, ‘ouch, yes!’, what the patient may say when we press the point and illicit what for them might be the typical pain they feel around the joint. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, ah-shi points are places where the local flow of Qi is blocked. To some extent at least, ah-shi points correspond to the western notion of the (active) myofascial trigger point. This is a point on a particularly taut band of muscle fibre which, when activated, triggers what the patient recognises as their typical pain. This might be in the region of the trigger point itself, but not necessarily; sometimes the pain is referred to another region, so that trigger points in some of the quadriceps muscles of the thigh, for instance, may cause pain that is felt in the knee. Trigger points in muscles may develop secondarily to joint dysfunction – if a joint is not working so well, it is not surprising that this affects some of the muscles which work the joint. So for example if the knee joint is arthritic, the quadriceps may develop trigger points.

Often in my experience it is these trigger points which are causing most of the pain, not the joint itself.; much of the pain is actually muscular in origin. But whereas arthritic joints cannot easily be repaired (or replaced) trigger points can be released, sometimes quite easily with acupuncture and other treatments such as cupping therapy. Hence the pain, which the patient thought was going to be a lifelong companion, can be eased or even dispersed altogether. Of course if the muscle is tight because of a problem with the joint, it may tighten up again and redevelop trigger points, but an occasional treatment may still be enough to keep it good. Also some gentle exercises or stretches may help, as well a topical herbal application and some sensible precautions, with regard to the weather for instance.

So the moral of this story is, don’t be too hasty in settling for the label ‘arthritis’. A lot of pain is at least partly muscular, and muscles can respond to treatment.

Source: Arlington Acupuncture