Enjoy a Rocking Summer Escapade with Swish

It’s summertime and everybody’s busy making travel plans just to get out of the confines of the city for just a few days. Personally, I haven’t made any plans to travel yet. However, I have already filed a 3-day vacation leave to coincide with the Holy Week break, so I would have more than a week off from work sometime in April. Perhaps I’ll make plans closer to those dates.

Given the chance, though, I would love to go to a place where I can soak up, not the sun, but the water. I am not big on getting a tan, as I am intolerable to the burning sensation on my skin after prolonged exposure to the sun. Nevertheless, I wouldn’t mind waddling in the water if only to escape the summer heat that’s already starting to become unbearable.

Since I seldom go out of town, I always have a hard time deciding what to bring or pack. I guess that’s the reason why I fail miserably at packing light. However, I do have essentials when I travel for leisure. I have a big enough vanity kit and I usually pack it with the following:

  1. Toothbrush/toothpaste
  2. Shampoo/Conditioner
  3. Deodorant
  4. Panty liners
  5. Cotton buds (which I pack in a slim travel container)
  6. Essentials for my face – toner, moisturizer, cotton balls
  7. Lotion

Actually, I already started packing my vanity kit, and so far, these are the items I remembered to include:

Conditioner, Travel bottle of Swish, and Deodorant

Of course, I’m still listing down other stuff I’ll  be adding to the vanity kit. See the itsy-bitsy bottle of Swish? Yes, I made sure I included it because I want to make sure my breath stays fresh wherever I may be. My mom kept the bigger bottles of Swish that we have, but once I find it, I’m going to pack it, too. Why bring a bottle of Swish, you may be wondering. Well, to tell you the truth, I could opt for Swish Breath Spray instead of Swish Mouthwash. I actually have a bottle of Swish Breath Spray in my tiny makeup kit in case I need to freshen up my mouth while on the go. However, since I know there’ll be a bathroom wherever I’ll be off to this summer, I’m opting for Swish Mouthwash. That way, I can freshen my breath as often and as thoroughly as I want.

The thing is there’s not much difference between Swish Mouthwash and Swish Breath Spray. Both are powered by Surefresh Technology ® that kills bad breath causing bacteria, plaque, and gingivitis. This technology is something unique to Swish, and that’s what I love about it. In addition, both are alcohol free so they’re both safe to use every day. There’s no sting or acerbic aftertaste after gargling, so I’m assured of an enjoyable gargling experience. Both are quality products of Unilab, too! The only difference is one is pocket-sized, so I can take it anywhere and do quick touch ups even without a bathroom!

If you haven’t tried Swish yet, I suggest you do. You could also check out the Swish Facebook Page to learn more about their product variants. Until then, enjoy a rocking summer escapade with Swish!

Which Life Stage Are You In?

abstract_10000000733-120713int-1213intYou’re probably thinking there are three life stages: childhood, adulthood and the elderly years. In reality, there are actually many more life stages than that, and the stage you’re in now may help you navigate through difficult future decisions or events to come.

Under 17 – The Child Stage

As adults we sometimes look back and wish to be a child again – the freedom of doing want you want when you want is something we take for granted as kids. Being able to play, have someone else take care of you and the only worry was when your homework was due. During the child stage, we are much more open to imagination, exaggerations and grandiose plans for life. Everything is achievable and nothing is forbidden.

Age 18-26 – The Autonomous Stage

Young adulthood generally leaves us seeking some kind of independence, whether that’s leaving home, getting your own car or working on creating a savings account. This life stage is for understanding your core foundations and experimenting with relationships, friendships and career options. Solid commitments are very rare in this life stage as our focus is rested on the future and how we’re going to get from point A to point B.

Age 27-31 – The Adult Transition Stage

This is the stage of questioning the journey we’ve had so far and whether it’s really set you on the path you want to travel. If it is, this is a stage for making lifelong commitments to jobs, partners and other key elements in your life that you want to maintain. If not, you arrive at a crossroads, an important decision on whether you follow the path or move off it.

Age 32-42 – The Commitment Stage

So you’ve made your choices during the adult transition stage and by now those choices have become permanent aspects in your life. These commitments may make you wonder whether you’ve made the right choices for yourself and your family. This stage is also widely known as the ‘Mid-Life Crisis’ stage, where many experience anxiety or question their previous choices.

Age 49-65 – The Self-Awareness Stage

Once you’re over the commitment stage hump, it can be very smooth sailing. In this life stage there’s no more time for trying to impress others or feeling compelled to compete. This stage is generally used for reflection on the journey and what matters to us most now whether that’s family, community or building a legacy.

Age 66 and over – The Spiritual Journey Stage

This life stage is for finalising our journey and reviewing our ups, downs, achievements and failures. This stage is for understanding who we truly are which can take the rest of our lives. Coming to terms with our mortality can help us reach for spiritual enlightenment, and pass on the wisdom of a long life lived to younger generations.

Whatever life stage you are in, it’s all about living a life full of love, laughter, good intentions and ultimately, things that make you happy. Remember, It’s In The Stars .

What Really Makes You Tick?

I often see myself as somewhat contented with my life the way things are, but of course, it’s hard to think of anything else when there are real issues to be discussed.

Still I aspire for something deeper and more meaningful.

So we’re all pelted with problems. Honestly, it shouldn’t even bother or even hinder us to becoming all we ought to be. Aspirations as kids should continue to live within us, even though it would be short-lived or as long as we could hold on to the dream. They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks… or can they?

Anyway, here are 10 questions you should ask to yourself…a preparation to self-improvement:

1. What do I really want?

The question of the ages. So many things you want to do with your life and so little time to even go about during the day.

Find something that you are good at can help realize that small step towards improvement. Diligence is the key to know that it is worth it.

2. Should I really change?

Today’s generation has taken another level of redefining ‘self’, or at least that’s what the kids are saying. Having an army of teenage nieces and nephews has taught me that there are far worse things that they could have had than acne or maybe even promiscuity. So how does that fit into your lifestyle?

If history has taught us one thing, it’s the life that we have gone through. Try to see if partying Seventies style wouldn’t appeal to the younger generation, but dancing is part of partying. Watch them applaud after showing them how to really dance than break their bones in break dancing.

3. What’s the bright side in all of this?

With so much that is happening around us, there seems to be no room for even considering that light at the end of the tunnel. We can still see it as something positive without undergoing so much scrutiny. Moreover, if it’s a train at the end of the tunnel, take it for a ride and see what makes the world go round!

4. Am I comfortable with what I’m doing?

There’s always the easy way and the right way when it comes to deciding what goes with which shoes, or purse, shirt and whatnot. It doesn’t take a genius to see yourself as someone unique, or else we’ll all be equally the same in everything we do. Variety brings in very interesting and exciting questions to be experimented.

5. Have I done enough for myself?

Have you, or is there something more you want to do? Discontentment in every aspect can be dangerous in large doses, but in small amounts you’ll be able to see and do stuff you could never imagine doing.

6. Am I happy at where I am today?

It’s an unfair question so let it be an answer! You love being a good and loving mom or dad to your kids, then take it up a notch! Your kids will love you forever. The same goes with everyday life!

7. Am I appealing to the opposite sex?

So maybe I don’t have an answer to that, but that doesn’t mean I can’t try it, though. Whether you shape-up, change the way you wear your clothes or hair, or even your attitude towards people, you should always remember it will always be for your own benefit.

8. How much could I have?

I suppose in this case, there are no such things on having things too much or too little, but it’s more on how badly you really need it. I’d like to have lots of money, no denying that, but the question is that how much are you willing to work for it?

9. What motivates me?

What motivates you? It’s an answer you have to find out for yourself. There are so many things that can make everyone happy, but to choose one of the may be the hardest part. It’s not as if you can’t have one serving of your favorite food in a buffet and that’s it. Just try it piece by piece.

10. What Really Makes You Tick?

So, what really makes you tick? You can be just about anything you always wanted to be, but to realize that attaining something that may seem very difficult is already giving up before you even start that journey. Always remember, that self-improvement is not just about the physical or philosophical change you have to undergo, but it’s something that you really want.

Flexible Job Ideas for the Disabled

In the past, finding a flexible job for disabled individuals was quite difficult. This is since most companies prefer to employ people who are not only capable of delivering a good performance but are also physically and mentally fit. However, these days, many jobs are highly flexible and even people who are considered disabled are accepted.


In fact, according to some studies, disabled people are ones who are remarkably dedicated to their work compared to physically fit individuals. With that said, there has been an increase in great ideas on flexible jobs for the disabled and these are the following:

  1. Self-Employment – One of the best flexible jobs for the disabled is becoming the boss of their own business. Disabled persons can either work within a conventional shop or work home-based. Disabled entrepreneurs are full of motivation to prosper in business ventures. There are different varieties of business examples that can be flexible enough for them such as a comic collection shop, work force agency, sport equipment shop, and many other choices.
  2. Internet Marketing – A good job opportunity for many disabled individuals that can also be considered as flexible is Internet marketing. What is Internet marketing? It is a job where a person utilizes the Internet to sell products or services to consumers who are into online buying. For those disabled people who are good in sales and marketing, Internet or online marketing may seem like a convenient option for them. It is a fact that most differently abled individuals have poor self-confidence especially when the subject of their disability is broached. For this reason, Internet marketing is the best flexible job for them. It can help them achieve their dreams and earn money without worrying what other people’s impression about them is.
  3. Retail Jobs – Some stores like Wal-Mart and others offer a special program for individuals who are disabled. This program helps many disabled people find a job versatile for their time and abilities. One of the reasons why retail industries offer a flexible job for people with disability is not only to help them earn a living, but also to help them feel that they belong in a community. This is found to be more therapeutic to many disabled individuals. With that said, retail jobs are flexible jobs for people with disabilities.
  4. Consultant – Being a consultant can be a fulfilling career choice. This offers high-paying jobs particularly for disabled individuals. This career permits an individual to sharpen their skills in getting through particular obstacles despite their disability. Disabled consultants can choose whether to give advice to normal individuals, disabled individuals or both. They can also decide where to work, it can be home-based or office based. They can set a specific workflow and enjoy their profession on a flexible working schedule.
  5. Article or Content Writer – One of the high earning jobs today is on online article or content writing. For those disabled individuals who are keen in writing and can follow outstanding writing standards, this job is the perfect choice for them. Disabled individuals can work either at home or in public establishments such as coffee shops at their own pace and time, as long as they can submit the given articles before the deadline. Article or content writing is considered as a flexible job for the disabled.

Being a disabled person is not a hindrance in finding a job, there are many people who are disabled that deliver high success rates on their given profession. Discussed above are some great ideas on flexible jobs for the disabled individuals.

Enjoy Shopping Spree with Discount Sheer Curtains

Sheer curtains are great for your door and windows, as they look sultry with their translucent fabric. The design of sheer curtains varies and some are layered with semi-sheer curtains as additional embellishments. They are specially designed with light fabric to allow a little amount of sunlight so the occupant can see the view outside.

Patients who are staying in a room with sheer curtains can enjoy daily exposure of the early morning sun while the room does not need artificial light. Nature lovers would rather have their rooms embellished with sheer curtains because they can see the garden blooms from their windows without actually opening them.

Sheer curtains are adorned with layers of sheer curtains below them to enhance its looks. Stores are offering discount sheer curtains where they reduce the price from $29.99 to $6.99 which means they have 77% discount. Taking advantage of discounted curtains is considered a blessing for homemakers who are dependent on their husbands’ income.

Home improvement is expensive and with special offers such as discount for a piece of sheer curtain should be taken advantage of. Do not wait for discount promos because it only happens during Yuletide season and special events like Valentine’s Day and Thanksgiving Day. Discount sheer curtains are rare occasions so you need to keep abreast of the prevailing market price by browsing the World Wide Web.

Homemakers who are keen about savings are able to grab discounted curtains and their spouses are happy for their effort. Because of their sleek designs, sheer curtains are often mistaken as expensive coverings for windows until smart shoppers found them as one of the cheapest curtains on the market.

Don’t be deceived by looks, all you have to do is start searching where to get discounted curtains and grab the chance by buying them in volume. Say for example a sheer curtain was once priced at $29.99 and now it can be bought at $6.99 so with a savings of $23, you can buy three curtains for your home.