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3 CARDINAL RULES THAT EVERY SINGLE-PARENT SHOULD LIVE BY

Most people are taught from an early age that building an ideal life means coming up with clearly defined long-term plans. Consequently, as people transition into adulthood from adolescence, we set about pursuing these very plans. We plan to have successful and glamorous careers. We also plan to get married to the perfect spouse, have some cute kids, and raise a happy family all the way into our golden years. Plenty of people are fortunate enough to have all these plans fall exactly into place. For some however, life throws a few curveballs that totally redefine their cherished plans. One of those curveballs, is life as a single parent.

You are Not Alone:

According to studies conducted by the Pew Research Center, approximately one third of children in the United States live in a household with a single parent – and the number keeps growing annually. Consistently declining trends in marriage since the 1960s means that more and more people are unexpectedly finding themselves committed to the responsibility of raising children either as solo parents, or in shared custody arrangements. No matter who you are, being a single parent is challenging. Not only are single parents expected to be breadwinners, they also have to maintain parental authority and provide emotional support without the help of an equally accountable spouse. No matter how difficult things may be in the present however, never lose sight of the fact that you can successfully raise children as a single parent. Millions have done it before you did, and that means you can to. Here are three parenting tips to always practice in order to build a happy, single-parent home.

1. Make Time Together Sacred:

Being a single parent creates the unique occasion to give your kids devoted one-on-one attention. Take advantage of this opportunity. Depending on the circumstances, the absence of a second parent can trigger feelings of abandonment in children, so, make sure they understand that you will be by their side through thick and thin.

2. Start Some Family Traditions:

Shared experiences are a very strong way to bond with other people, especially family members. By starting a family tradition, not only will you create shared experiences with your kids, you’ll also introduce a sense of stability into their routines. Traditions can be something as simple as family dinner, or game night. The only thing that matters is that you take the traditions seriously.

3.      Don’t Sweep Everything Under the Rug:

It can be awkward to explain the absence of a second parent to children, and most parents avoid bringing it up unless the topic is unavoidable. This is fair enough when dealing with very young children, however, don’t avoid talking about the past to the point of completely suppressing it. The older your children grow, the more they need to understand and accept the truth about their lives. Hiding it only encourages them to exist in denial or self-loathing.

Most people don’t plan on becoming single parents, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing if you become one. It might take a lot more work and sacrifice to take care of kids on your own, but even so, you’re still perfectly capable of raising successful, well-adjusted children. Keep trying one day at a time and you’ll get it done eventually. If you like what you just read from our blog, you’ll love the various informative workshops and events listed on our website and social media. Whether you’re interested in personal development, or overall improvement of your business, give us a call at 1 (888) 823-7757 to find out how The RISE Programs Academy for Business Coaching and Leadership Training can help you break past your daily struggles and start soaring in success.

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¿COMO SUPERAR UNA CRISIS Y APRENDER DE ELLA?

Recientemente causó gran impacto el episodio protagonizado por Selena Gómez, reconocida por su trabajo en Disney y actualmente cantante y productora, de tan solo 26 años, quien después de presentar graves cuadros en su salud durante los últimos 2 años, como deficiencias renales a causa de un lupus por lo que necesito un trasplante, períodos de depresión, además de problemas personales a raíz de su ruptura con Justin Bieber. Selena tuvo un ataque de nervios en el hospital en el que estaba siendo tratada por una baja en sus glóbulos blancos, arrancándose las vías intravenosas cuando los médicos no le permitieron salir, lo cual desencadenó en una terrible crisis emocional.

Una crisis emocional es un estado temporal de desorganización y desequilibrio que te hace vulnerable y afecta directamente tus emociones causando un sinfín de sentimientos que pueden provocarte problemas de salud, afectar de manera directa tus relaciones personales, tu trabajo, tu autoestima e inclusive incapacitarte para tomar las decisiones adecuadas. Las emociones pueden traicionarnos a todos, a pesar de tener una vida llena de éxitos, como sucedió con Selena, y nadie está libre de atravesar por esta situación, por lo que prepararnos para ello puede ayudarnos a no tocar fondo.

Esta situación pone a prueba tus reacciones ante alguna pérdida, enfermedad, muerte de un ser querido, etc. que te causa tristeza, dolor, estrés, tensión o angustia, debido a que no la has podido manejar adecuadamente utilizando los métodos que normalmente utilizas y que te han dado resultados positivos en el pasado.

¿Qué puede provocar una crisis?

Las crisis pueden provocar un efecto dominó iniciando con un área, para luego afectar otras áreas de tu vida, en momentos en los que, de por sí, la desesperación te hace sentir impotente y sin salida. Muchas veces las crisis suelen ser inevitables, pero la buena noticia es que de nuestra actitud y reacción depende buscar y encontrar la solución.

Puedes creer, literalmente, que no hay luz al final del túnel y la verdad es que cambiar la visión de la situación no suele ser tan fácil, ya que implica reconocerla, identificar sus causas y aceptarla, para luego enfrentarla y superarla. Entender que es un proceso de varias etapas y que es algo temporal en tu vida, ayudará a que le des un significado distinto a la tormenta por la cual estas atravesando.

5 pasos para encontrar la solución

Para enfrentar la crisis y superarla, en primer lugar, reconoce los síntomas y la manera en que reaccionas. Esto te ayudará a conocerte mejor y saber que acciones tomar. Para ello puedes seguir los siguientes pasos:

  1. No te lamentes y acepta. En lugar de lamentarte por lo que ya pasó, enfócate en lo que sí puedes cambiar. Aceptar las crisis de manera constructiva, es decir, viendo el lado bueno y lo que puedes aprender en lugar de lo que te afecta y te estanca, es el gran reto.
  2. Aprende a tolerar y ser flexible. Las situaciones críticas se dan generalmente por cambios importantes e inesperados. Con frecuencia estos no dependen de ti y lo importante es entender que las cosas ahora son diferentes y no están bajo tu control. Es posible aprender a tolerar el estrés que una situación nueva genera y evitar que desencadene en una crisis cuando eres flexible y mantienes tu mente abierta a las diferentes opciones que tienes para continuar.
  3. No trates de ser perfecto “nadie lo es”. Esperar perfección de los demás aumenta el nivel de tu estrés, cuida tu entorno, tus pensamientos y rodéate de personas positivas que compartan tus gustos y maneras de pensar.
  4. Atiende lo más importante: Tú. Ante un hecho que desate tu estrés, toma tiempo para relajarte. Respira conscientemente cada vez que puedas, respirar profundamente unas cuantas veces oxigena tu cerebro y te hace sentir mejor. Cuida tus pensamientos sustituyendo los negativos por positivos en el momento en que aparecen, practica afirmaciones positivas durante el día para llenarte de energía y reforzar tu fe. Y, por último, sonríe, está comprobado científicamente que sonreír previene la depresión, ya que libera endorfinas y serotonina, lo que hace que el nivel de nerviosismo disminuya.
  5. Una crisis emocional nunca hay que vivirla en soledad, no te aísles. Busca apoyo, no tiene nada de malo que lo hagas, la clave es la compañía, los amigos, la familia, la comunidad, e involucrarte en diferentes actividades que capten tu atención y mantengan tu mente ocupada de manera positiva.

Con frecuencia, no vemos las soluciones porque estamos demasiado inmersos en los problemas, pero si cuentas con el apoyo de alguien que te asesore de manera que veas las cosas con objetividad, podrás aclarar tus pensamientos y tomar las decisiones necesarias para avanzar. Busca profesionales especializados en apoyarte a encontrar soluciones, existen muchos centros de ayuda, grupos, o academias como Rise Programs, en donde recibirás la asesoría que necesita para salir adelante cuando atraviesas una crisis de cualquier índole. Puedes buscar información en nuestra página riseprograms.com, o llamarnos al (888) 823-7757 y te pondremos en contacto con uno de nuestros expertos.

Aprende a pensar que los retos son oportunidades y las situaciones difíciles no son desastres, sino problemas momentáneos de los cuales puedes aprender y crecer como persona.

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BEGINNERS GUIDE: BREAST CANCER AND EARLY DETECTION

Did you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month? The Department of Health and Human Services projects that in 2018, there will be an estimated 250,000 new cases of breast cancer in the United States. Whether or not people survive being diagnosed with cancer depends entirely on how early they detect it before it spreads and grows. Here’s a simple explanation of what breast cancer is, and how to preempt its infection.

The Basics

Cancer is a disease that is caused by abnormally escalated growth and division of cells in the human body. When cells become cancerous, they form lumps of tissue known as tumors. Tumors are a unique type of swelling in that they aren’t accompanied by inflammation. This is what makes cancer a particularly dangerous disease. The symptomless nature of early tumors means that people won’t even notice them unless they’re distinctly visible. Tumors can either be benign, or malignant. Benign tumors settle in a single area of the body without spreading to any neighboring tissue. On the other hand, malignant tumors not only grow in one area of the body, they also invade surrounding tissue and regenerate persistently. As indicated by its name, breast cancer is a type of cancer that exhibits these aforementioned characteristics, but is localized to the breasts or chest area. Even though it occurs ! rarely in men, both men and women can suffer breast cancer.

Normal breast cells become cancerous as a result of mutations in DNA. DNA is a material in each human cell that comprises genetic instructions – including instructions that dictate cell-division. As a result, when DNA in the breast cells mutates, it triggers dysfunctional cell-division which forms tumors. Most breast cancers originate in the mammary glands, which are the ducts that carry milk to the nipples. The lumps which form in other areas of the breast are either referred to as sarcomas or lymphomas. Any presence of breast lumps is cause for alarm, however the majority of them actually tend to be benign. Early detection through regular screenings not only discovers breast cancer before its symptoms can be felt, it increases the odds of successful treatment.

Early Detection

The most effective way to fight breast cancer is to nip it in the bud with early detection. Conversely, early detection can only happen if you make the decision not to ignore the possibility of cancer. Take the time not only to learn your body, but also to take care of it through healthy living and routine medical checkups. If you make a habit of keeping watch for indications of cancer it automatically increases your chances of diagnosing it before it becomes malignant.

1.      Schedule Regular Screening Tests: Screening Tests are specialized medical examinations that are designed to find or diagnose a given disease. Routine screenings make it possible to detect cancer before it spreads. The earlier cancer is detected, the easier it is to treat.

2.      Schedule Routine Mammograms: Both mammograms and screening tests are essentially medical exams that evaluate patients for cancer, however mammograms are strong enough to detect cancer-related changes in tissue years before tumors start to form.

3.      Breast Self-Exam: Self-exams are not the most effective way to preventively diagnose cancer, however they still create a chance that you’ll detect a lump that needs treatment. At the very least, breast self-exams allow you to become familiar with your body and pay attention to any unusual symptoms you may notice.

There’s an age-old saying that says prevention is better than cure. This especially stands true when it comes to cancer. Screening tests and mammograms may sound tedious and involving, however their importance can’t possibly be understated. Be proactive and take charge of your health by making the right decisions today. Check out more of RISE Programs’ Blogs for helpful advice on healthy living, and remember to spread the word by sharing this post.

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