Plano Therapist

How a Plano therapist helped me get my life together

I grew up in Florida for the first 16 years of my life. But, when my parents got divorced in 2006, I was forced to move halfway across the country to Texas with my dad. I begged.to stay in Florida, I didn’t want to uproot my entire life and schooling and move to a place where I didn’t know anybody. Regardless, we moved to Plano, Texas, and everything was fine for a while.

But then weeks went by, and months went by, and I still hadn’t made any new friends. I wasn’t doing well in school, and each day I could feel myself retract more and more from who I used to be. Finding the energy to go to school became almost impossible and by the time I graduated, I was on a bunch of drugs and drank almost every weekend.

After high school, nothing changed. I didn’t apply to any colleges, I worked but spent most of whatever I made on drugs. Needless to say, this did not get me into anything good and even landed me in jail a couple of times. Most weeks I’d spend close to $1,000 when I was at my absolute lowest. But the money didn’t matter to me, numbing the pain inside and the loneliness is what mattered.

In 2011, I went into an inpatient treatment facility after a particularly rough night. There is where I met Ms. Brittany Bridges, a Plano therapist. She worked with me over the course of a month or so to straighten me out and help with my substance abuse issues. It took a lot of work, but I felt like Brittany actually cared, and I was able to use the things she taught me to cope in different ways. Once I got out of the inpatient facility, I knew I wanted to continue my work with Brittany so that I could continue on the path of sobriety.

Britanny, the best Plano therapist

 

Even when I got out, Brittany was able to help me and was always willing to listen to whatever problems I was having. I still see her, six years later, because she’s still helping and teaching me new things. Brittany Bridges is someone I highly recommend if you or someone you love is abusing substances. She also works with people who suffer from many other things, but I can only testify to her ability to help with substance abuse. Even when I have relapsed a couple times over the years, I never felt like she was judging me or thought poorly of me. She is a very caring individual, it doesn’t take long to see that. She is extremely dedicated to her work and has consistently been a beacon of light in my life.

What’s even better is that she’s easy to reach. There are multiple ways to contact Brittany, either by phone, by email, or online using her website. Luckily, she stays open until 7 pm, so you can slip in right after work if you really need to.

cleaning tips

Mr Cleaning – A Cleaning Tips Website

Cleaning never seems to end when it comes to my house. And unfortunately, I don’t always know how to clean up all the messes that find their way into my house. However, at long last I have found a website for all of my cleaning needs, http://www.mrcleaning.net. With small kids running around I find myself cleaning up new messes every day, so you can imagine how useful a site, dedicated solely to cleaning, can be.

Last week my youngest daughter caught the flu, cue coughing, runny nose, fever, and of course, vomiting. Tuesday night in particular was especially gruesome and ended with a huge puddle of vomit in her room. I could barely stand to be in there, let alone even start to clean it up.

I was able to get most of it up the good ol fashioned way, paper towels and a carpet cleaner. But this was some wicked vomit, and even after that I could still smell it and there was an ugly stain. This was when I stumbled upon Mr Cleaning. After finding nothing helpful with a basic internet search, I finally found this website and within 5 minutes had the solution to my problem. Mr. Cleaning has an in depth article about getting vomit off of hardwood floors and out of carpets. Believe me, I definitely wish I had hardwood floors because it’s pretty clear right away that they’re way easier to clean. All you have to do is make a warm solution from some common household items and mop the floor.

Cleaning carpets however, is a whole, long process. Thankfully, Mr. Cleaning makes the process easy to understand and follow along with. One of the things that made it so easy was that it gives you multiple methods of cleaning up the mess. This was really helpful because it made it so I didn’t have to go to the store at all. I didn’t have corn starch, which was one of the options for soaking up the stain, but I had cornstarch on hand and was able to use that, and it worked great. The article walked me through the entire process step by step and now it’s like the vomit was never there.

This is just the beginning of what this site has to offer, though. They have how to articles and buying guides on so many topics that there is definitely something there for you. Wondering how to clean your computer screen? They’ve got it. Need to know the best carpet shampoo? They’ve got that too, and the list goes on and on. I could see how clean freaks would love this site, but I don’t consider myself a clean freak and I love the site too. It is just so helpful with small every day cleaning tasks that it’s hard not to love.

I have tried Mr cleaning is more thorough and overall more helpful. They’re buying guides include direct links to products that they recommend that are some of the best on the market. Another great thing is that they break down the specifics of different products so that you can make your own informed decision. I love this because it makes comparative shopping a breeze. Instead of having to find several options and then compare their features yourself, someone has already done it for you and all you have to do is make a choice. That’s not to say you should rely solely on the buying guides and not do any other research. Additional research is always a great thing and can make choosing even easier.

Another great thing is that the site is constantly being updated. Each time I’ve gone back there has been at least one new article. Which means there is always new stuff for you try and learn, which makes it a helpful tool for a long time.

So, if you are ever looking for a quick solution to a big, or small, mess, the best thing you can do is check out Mr. Cleaning. Before spending tons of money getting someone else to clean it, or wasting time trying to clean it the wrong way, Mr. Cleaning can help you get it done quick.

natural hair regrowth

4 Factors that Helps Natural Hair Regrowth

When it comes to regrowing hair that has fallen out, there are tons of products on the market for that very purpose. But, did you know that there are things that you can do to help regrow your hair naturally? It’s true; you do not need to use harsh chemicals or spend hundreds of dollars on transplants. By making 4 easy changes to your daily routine, you can be well on your way to a full head of thick, luxurious hair.

Good Diet

diet for hair regrowth
A good diet is vital for hair growth

The best way to regrow hair is to start with a well-balanced diet. Try to avoid really fatty or fried foods. Those foods are pretty much junk, with very little nutritional value. Instead, try to eat a lot of protein and iron. Try to pack your diet with lots of leafy greens, legumes, nuts, and fish. Red meat is also a great source of protein, but do not go overboard on the red meat. Chicken is another good source of protein and is typically much leaner than red meat. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, make sure you are getting complete proteins. Complete proteins are proteins that contain all 9 of the amino acids we do not make naturally in our body. These amino acids are important in protein synthesis, and therefore hair growth. Examples of complete proteins, other than animal proteins, include beans with whole grains, such as rice, nuts and whole grains, or beans and nuts.

Stress Management

stress management for hair growth
stress is know to help hair regrow naturally

If you have a very stressful life, at one point or another you have probably had clumps of hair fall out in the shower. I know how scary this can be, but it can also be reversed. Just by getting your stress under control, you can start regrowing your hair. A really great way to manage stress is by doing yoga. For me, 30 minutes of yoga 4 or 5 times a week helps melt away the stress and really relaxes me. It does not have to be advanced yoga, even a very basic yoga sequence in the morning or at night before bed can do wonders for managing stress. If you think this step is non-essential because you have your stress under control with cigarettes, think again. Cigarettes can be a major factor when it comes to hair loss, and they should definitely be avoided while you are trying to regrow your hair. There are lots of ways to cope with stress, such as reading, listening to music, going for a walk, keeping a journal, or taking a bubble bath. And that is not all, so feel free to try many different things until you find one that works for you.

Sulfate-Free Shampoo

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sulfate play a big role in hair loss

Frequent washings with your typical shampoo can actually do more damage than good. Most shampoos have sulfates that strip your hair of its natural oils, and the more you use it, the worse it is. A shampoo loaded with sulfates may even be the culprit behind your hair loss. Be sure to use a natural, sulfate free shampoo. However, just because it is sulfate free does not mean you should use it every day. Washing your hair every day can dehydrate your scalp. Instead, it is best to shampoo your hair every couple of days, usually only 2 or 3 times per week.

Exercise

Exercice helps hair regrowth
Exercice can help hair regrowth

Exercise almost seems to be a cure all. It prevents countless diseases and health complications, on top of boosting hair growth. By getting up and getting active, you are promoting blood circulation, which in turn promotes hair growth. There are no special scalp exercises or anything like that, just any exercise that gets your heart pumping will help regrow hair. When I began trying to regrow my hair, I neglected to follow this step. Once I added regular exercise to my routine, I definitely noticed my hair growing back faster. I can only imagine how much sooner I could’ve had my hair back if I had been exercising from the beginning.

Conclusion

If you are serious about getting your hair back, these are a great place to start. These are all pretty simple changes that you can make to your everyday routine without totally reworking your routine. Before you try any other methods you find online, try these. Because no matter what else you try, if you do not fix the underlying problems of diet, exercise, stress, and the wrong type of shampoo, it will be difficult to ever get your hair back. After trying unsuccessfully for months to try to regrow my hair, making these few changes is what ultimately help me restore my hair back to its former glory.

Welding

American Plastic Welding Technologies Has the Right Tools for the Job

American Plastic Welding Technologies is a factory authorized Leister distributor and has been providing quality customer care and professional plastic welding tools for over 20 years.

American Plastic Welding Technologies sells and services a full line of Leister automatic hot air and hot wedge welding machines, blowers, extruders, hot air welding tools, heat sources, hot air blowers, temperature controllers, and tensiometers for many different applications within businesses all over the world. Whether you need equipment to shrink wrap bottle labels or the equipment to handle floor sealing, American Plastic Welding Technologies has the tools to fit your needs. Leister Technology makes it their goal to customize Leister technology to the best profit their customers. All prototyping and manufacturing is done in their production plant in Sarnen/Switzerland. It is because of this philosophy that American Plastic Welding Technologies is a distributor for Leister.

Among the many tools and equipment that APWT offers are hot air blowers. This technology is used all over the country for various applications including shrink wrapping. The Hotwind S, one model of hot air blowers offered by APWT, is used to shrink caps on to bottles and side shrinking of wrapped decorative film. Another model of hot air blower that is offered by APWT is the Heater 700 which is commonly used to shrink PE covers on batteries.

American Plastic Welding Technologies also offers smaller hand held tools for both industrial and military uses. Some of those tools are; tubes which are general purpose tubing, thin and dualwall tubings, high temperature shrink tubes and adhesive lined heat shrinkable tubings. APWT also offers electrical interconnect devices such as solder sleeves, solder grips, crimp splices and terminals, insulated terminals and disconnects

Molded parts tapes and insulations as well as identification marker sleeves are also items that are offered by APWT. APWT is also very supportive as a company of the needs of their clients in the area of plastic welding. According to APWT, the American Welding Society (AWS) has recently formed a standards committee on plastic welding and began the process of looking at the European Plastic Welding Standards in an effort to establish US plastic welding standards. American Plastic Welding Technology is leading the way in this effort in the United States. American Plastic Welding Technologies is located in Hewitt, Texas and their website is at, www.americanpwt.com.

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