The Thing About Music
When you hear the start of your favourite track,
Have you noticed what happens, that it takes you back…?
Back to a time, be it good or bad,
Your emotions will remind you, happy or sad…
That’s the thing about music, whether dancy or not,
You can make your own playlist, with your own number 1 spot;
You don’t need a rock star or a disco ball,
Close your eyes and feel ‘that’; it’s universal, for all.
In the blink of an eye, you’re transported away
To a first date, or a dance, or a holiday;
The rhythmn of music resonates far and wide,
Bringing people together, knocking down the divide…
A festival for the senses, the rhythm, the beat,
It moves you, it shakes you, you gotta move your feet!
As it vibrates through your body, your hips sway, your arms move,
Music’s all around us, let it in, feel your groove…
By Carol Cameleon 2017
What’s the one track that brings back memories for you? I’d love to know! Please comment below or tweet me @AllSortsHere
Home and gift with a story with House of Juniper
When you persuse the Home of Juniper website, you come away with a cosy, fuzzy feeling. With an easy to navigate website, the products just lure you in.
And the philosophy behind Home of Juniper is one that adds value to the products as you browse and here is what it’s all about:
At Home of Juniper we sell a distinctive collection of products; including well-being ranges, kitchenware, stationery, home decor, textiles and gifts. Products are carefully chosen not only for their usefulness and beauty, but also for their provenance.
The ethics and values
The people at Home of Juniper research the products, support British designers and look at the stories behind the products. They have values and are also very reasonably priced.
You get an ethical feel from scrolling through their shop and I love the wellbeing section. So many candles! The people at Home of Juniper have been kind enough to give me a discount code to use and I’m deciding between:
The moon phase clock (I’m currently reading about the lunar cycles and astrology). That aside, this is so eye-catching!
Art Book Review ~ ‘The Impressionists’
Boolino got in touch to ask if I’d like to review a book about the group of artists known collectively as the Impressionists. And I thought it would be fun to read an arty book because our daughter had been learning about Van Gogh. (Though I didn’t realise he was an Impressionist until we read the book!)
Review ~ Yoga Music CD from Group Fitness Music
Review ~ Reed Diffuser by Pairfum London
The last decade has seen stunning growth in medical technology that has resulted in improved equipment, more facilities and an increase in the treatability of medical issues.This has had a huge overall impact on the medical industry, and with the plethora of doors that technology has opened in the industry we have also seen a growth in the number and options of health science jobs available. So, what exactly can you do if you are looking to get into the health science sector? The options available in the industry are pretty vast, and while degrees will equip you to study in many different sectors, it’s important to decide where you want to work in order to find out what the best path will be for you.Before starting a health science degree, you should decide whether you want to work in:
- Mental health care facilities
- Doctor’s offices
- Long-term care
- Government offices
There are a number of different roles that can be performed at any of these institutions. Your role will be decided by your strengths and talents, and obviously where you would prefer to be placed.
The most common health science roles include clinician roles, administrative roles, and public sector roles.
Clinician roles are for those who like a more hands-on, people’s person approach. They usually work in a healing or rehabilitation capacity. These clinician roles generally include (but are not limited to):
- Physical therapists
- Medical assistants
- Occupational therapists
- Research scientist
- Dental hygienist/technician
- Before you decide that you want to take on a clinician role within the health science field, remember that you have to be good with people. You are also likely to come into contact with disease, injuries, bodily fluids and other aspects that simply come with the territory – you need to be able to handle this.
Not everyone enjoys a hands-on approach, and may simply not have the same characteristics that make them enjoy working closely with people as much as others. This is where administrative roles come into the health science industry. They are the engine of the healthcare industry and make sure that facilities run smoothly. The roles in administrative capacities include:
- IT department
- Marketing and public relations
Public sector roles
Some health science professionals prefer to work in a public sector capacity that deals with the healthcare in a more broad and overall spectrum, rather than at a molecular level. These are the roles often found in the public sector of health science:
- Public health
- Health education
- Environmental health
As you can see there is a huge variety of professions that you can go into if you decide to study a health science degree. While we have seen a huge increase in the number of jobs created through advancing technology over the last decade – there is bound to be more still to come due to the ever-evolving nature of the industry.
The healthcare industry is growing at an unprecedented rate, and if you have what it takes to make the grade when it comes to tertiary education, then you are heading towards a career that will set you up for the rest of your life.
We loved the table but it had a glass cover. And it was a ‘standard’ height coffee table – the perfect height for a cruising baby/toddler to grab hold of and slam toys onto.
Of course, the glass was toughened but we just couldn’t rest easy and we wanted to let our daughter explore as freely and easily as possible. So out the table went. Continue reading
or #www for short because we can share a wonderful world of writing on the world wide web! 🙂
When Their Eyes Sparkle Wide
When I looked through her school bag for homework and slips
I found an envelope inside, “To the parents of Miss…”
Absent-mindedly I thought, “It’s likely about SATS.”
As I skim-read, blah blah, wait, “I’m delighted that…”
Wait, what? Slow down, the letter’s not what I thought,
The pride rushed right through me like a proud mummy’s ought;
I read it again, word by word, slowly this time,
Taking in each syllable, the wonder all mine…
There have been moments a-plenty in my days as a Mum
When my heart’s near burst open, and this moment is one;
Reading on some more, I called our daughter to look,
Slowly, precisely she read, “…poem published in a book!”
Our girl’s wonder, amazement, her eyes sparkling wide,
Her poem to be printed and read far and wide!
She’d penned a poem at school and handed it in,
Of 11,000 entries, the judges’ decision was ‘win’!
And it is a ‘win’ cos it’s amazing and believe it or not,
Her original, own poem is in the final ‘lot’;
She’s been chosen from thousands, she’s our little star
Our creative, wonderful daughter, see her talent go far…
By Carol Cameleon 2017
What’s your happiest memory of opening your child’s bag? I’d love to know! Please comment below or tweet me @AllSortsHere
All natural HAPS Superfruit and boosters
This is not just a healthy drink, there is a real science behind it.
And it’s all natural because it contains whole fruit powders and boosters which increase serotonin production naturally, rehydrate, revitalise and improve mental wellbeing. Anything that boosts your mood naturally has got to be a good thing. And while we’re talking about serotonin… it’s really worth taking a few minutes to watch this little video which explains all about how serotonin works, alongside vitamins and minerals.
A bit of the story behind We are HAPS
Rik is the founder of We are HAPS and has experienced depression and anxiety first-hand. Frustrated at taking supplements, he’s gone all out to help others and has produced HAPS. In his own words, “although I’m much better now, I need to help others.”
And that’s exactly what he’s aiming to do.
The packaging’s bright
My little parcel popped through my letterbox in a simple cardboard box (no ‘sorry we missed you cards’ = win!). Nothing over the top, just plain simple. The box was easy to open and inside were 3 sachets in a lovely sunshine colour, along with a nice bright HAPS card just to brighten my day a little more.
So is the drink any good?
Well first you have to make it up by adding a sachet of the powder to 250ml of water. After a thorough mix to avoid lumps and bumps, you’re good to go. Yes, that’s it – nice and simple. The drink’s gentle yet nice and zingy on your tastebuds. The citrus isn’t too overpowering and if you mix it right, the texture isn’t too powdery on your tongue. I found it very pleasant, though I don’t think I’d drink it everyday. Incidentally, it’s definitely worth reading the FAQs on the website about the frequency and when to drink and not to drink HAPS.
With an RRP of £16 for 7 sachets to £38 for 21 sachets and a pouch for £49, it’s pretty good value, given that you’re not advised to drink it every day (again, see those FAQs people).
To recap with the main benefits
Help regulate mood, appetite and sleep by naturally boosting serotonin
Improve your response to stress with vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, D & Zin
Support your immune system & skin health with superfruit Baobab
Stay alert throughout the day with sustained energy from Coconut healthy fats
Keep hydrated with added electrolytes to aid the flow of nutrients in the body
You can shop their range of products here.
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*This is a review post but all opinions are my own.