Landscaping After a Storm

Posted by on Nov 1, 2017 in Landscaping | 0 comments

In the case of a violent windstorm, power outage, rainstorm, man-made incident, and/or even a natural disaster, there will be more than likely always be a post-storm cleanup.  

Trees that were, for a long time, believed to be sturdy in the ground and would only be uprooted as an act of god, are now three-quarters of the way out of the ground.  According to this good landscaping company, a trained professional will be able to safely move these trees and, if requested, plant news trees that you and your loving family can watch grow, year by year, into big and strong trees.  

If you happen to have any form of a picnic table outside, chances are that table is now broken and/or badly damaged without the strong possibility of repairing it.  Whether or not this table was near a tree or another reasonably tall and sturdy structure, this table has probably shattered into a bunch of tiny pieces.

If the table was glass, there’s a good chance that the table shattered and you’re going to need to be careful disposing of all of the sharp glass.  It would probably be best to keep any and all small children and four-legged friends in the house while you clean this up.  

If the table was wood, there’s a strong chance that pieces of the table have split and splintered and are now all over the ground.  Like with the glass table, it would be wise to keep all animals and children inside the house and away from this scene until the problem can be rectified.

In both situations, it is important that the person picking up and disposing of the glass or the wood be sure to wear proper gloves when picking up these broken shards.  Broken glass can be very dangerous.  If it gets below your skin because of broken skin from a cut, it will be absorbed into the body and become part of the body’s core temperature.  The longer than the glass is in there the harder it will be to retrieve.  However, on a slightly easier note, if a splinter of wood gets under the skin, the body will luckily, in a matter of a few days, push the piece of wood out of the body.

If you have a swimming pool, hot tub, or something of that description, this body of water will probably need to be heavily cleaned of all of the debris that has blown and/or fallen into it.  This debris could range from leaves, twigs and even tree branches all the way to partially broken yard furniture and/or pool toys that have blown into the pool.  

For safety’s sake, be careful when pulling these items from the pool as they are much heavier now that they have been soaked in water for a sizeable amount of time.  

However, if you do not feel comfortable with any of the above-listed activities, which is completely fine by the way, there is no shame in calling a service to remove damaged debris and other such damaged property for you.  Just tell them what you would like to happen, and they will do it, from dragging away the damaged areas and rectifying what’s left.  

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Can Hypnotherapy Really Help Me With Mental Health?

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in Hypnosis | 0 comments

Common Mental Health Issues Addressed by Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis is a form a sustained, focused concentration that allows someone to process information differently than they would in a fully awake state. Hypnosis can help those who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. Many successful, famous people such as Sir Winston Churchill, Julia Roberts, Tiger Woods have reported great success with hypnotherapy.

How does hypnosis help those with mental illnesses?

A hypnotherapy method is to use hypnosis with guided imagery. For a PTSD patient, A therapist might use the image or concept of a movie screen to help he/she visualize a movie screen where they can project their anxiety and memories onto their mental movie screen. The therapist will help the patient counter unpleasant memories by working with them to create pleasant thoughts or images to project onto their screen. They can use this strategy outside of therapy sessions whenever a panic or anxiety attack occurs.  

With depression, hypnotherapy seeks to get a patient into a state of deep relaxation where they can discuss feelings and emotion without raising stress levels. Hypnotherapy can reduce or help control feelings of anxiety and identify behaviors that are making depression or anxiety worse such as nicotine, drug, and alcohol use.

Hypnotherapy can help anxiety by addressing physical strain, sleeping problems, and phobias. As an anxious person, you may find it difficult to believe that you can relax enough for hypnosis to be effective but your subconscious and conscious mind are always listening and present. If you consciously want to be helped, you will be. If you don’t believe in hypnotherapy, you won’t receive the benefits from it. In 2011, Swedish researchers used high-resolution eye-tracking methodology and presented a set of scientifically confirmed eye-tracking tasks that trigger automatic eye behavior. Results showed that the glazed stare had measurable changes in automatic, reflexive eye behavior that could not be imitated by non-hypnotized participants.

Hypnosis isn’t about mind control. It’s about you and your therapist working together to change feelings and beliefs that preventing you from living your best life.

What are benefits/what can you expect from hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy helps treat mental illnesses by entering the subconscious mind, instead of just treating symptoms of the conscious mind. Clinical hypnotherapy seeks to resolve the unfinished business of the mind by going down to the deepest level of traumatic experiences. Once a patient’s traumatic experience is fully understood and released, fearful and negative thoughts are gradually replaced with positive, encouraging ones.

Other scientifically-backed benefits of hypnotherapy include:

  • Overcoming childhood issues and uncovering buried memories
  • Deeper sleep—unlike sleeping pills, hypnosis has no side effects
  • Easing IBS symptoms
  • Ending hot flashes caused by menopause
  • Pain management—particularly related to arthritis, fibromyalgia, and cancer

It has been said that medication treats symptoms while hypnosis treats causes. Remember: Only agree to undergo hypnotherapy treatment with a licensed mental health professional. The best way to ensure that you are properly treated by a knowledgeable hypnotherapist is to look for an individual with training from a reputable institution, like the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

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Pennsylvania Left Shocked by Horse and Buggy Accident

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017 in Personal Injury | 0 comments

Horses and buggies are often viewed as a form of transportation of a bygone era. In most places across the country, these vehicles are less a form of true transportation than a novelty for tourists or special occasions. Nonetheless, in Pennsylvania, horses and buggies are still relatively common in certain areas, due to several Amish communities which reside in the state. These individuals commonly use horses as their primary and only form of transportation, which can be rather startling for other drivers on the road. Although all the rules of the road should remain the same, other drivers may be unsure of how to react to a horse and carriage, and they may not take appropriate safety precautions to avoid accidents. Unfortunately, as car accidents commonly involve any other vehicle on the road, horse and buggy accidents also occur.

U.S. News recently reported on a fatal accident, involving a car and a horse and buggy, that occurred in August of 2017. A car, in Henderson Township, rear-ended the buggy and then proceeded to hit and a parked car and plow into the front of a nearby building. When medical professional arrived on the scene, the buggy’s driver was pronounced dead, and the other passenger in the buggy was rushed to the hospital with critical injuries. Additionally, the driver in the parked car was also taken to the hospital for moderate injuries. No information has been released regarding the driver who caused the accident; however, an investigation will no doubt be soon to follow this tragic event.

Although this accident seems abnormal on the surface, it also indicates a very serious problem that anyone on the road faces. No matter the vehicle you are driving, you are at risk of a serious accident at all times on the road. Even though we do not know the specifics of what caused this accident, it seems possible, if not likely, that the driver was impaired in some way, which caused them to hit three different objects in their path. Perhaps they were distracted by a text, looking at a map, fell asleep at the wheel, or were intoxicated, when this accident occurred. No matter the circumstances, this driver injured two people and killed another, due to their reckless and careless driving.

Car accidents are unfortunately common across the country, whether you are in a car, walking across the road, or driving a horse and buggy. They can have horrifying results that may affect a person and their loved ones for the rest of their lives. The individuals involved in this Pennsylvania accident are not only facing physical damage, but they must also endure emotional pain and financial loss after this accident. Although the emotional damage will only heal with time, these individuals and their family members may begin to handle the financial losses with the help of a personal injury lawyer, such as Munley Law. Through a skilled lawsuit, they can receive monetary compensation so that this accident does not have a devastating financial effect on their lives.

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How To Avoid Car Accidents

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Car Accidents | 0 comments

Car accidents can happen all the time. Figures released by the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT), a non-profit organization, revealed that close to 1.3 million people die in road crashes yearly and 3,287 daily. While you may be after safety when driving your car, accidents can still happen. According to the website of Mazin & Associates Law Firm, car accidents can have serious and long lasting physical and emotional repercussions.

Getting involved in a car accident can bring a lot of hassle. Opting to run away from the scene of the accident can only make matters worst as you could be charged for “hit and run.” You can do your part in avoiding car accidents by following these simple tips:

1. Keep your eyes on the road

Your focus when driving through traffic should be on the road. As much as possible, don’t entertain any distractions. If you need to answer a call or send a text, stop and pull over to one corner and not on the road.

2. Don’t drink and drive at the same time

Driving while intoxicated is one of the most common reasons for car accidents. Not only are you increasing the possibility of car accident but also the prospect of spending jail time. Driving and alcohol do not mix so if you need to drive, wait until the effect of alcohol has died down before you do or have someone drive the car for you.

3. Follow required speed limit

Speed limits are designed for the safety of drivers and they are not meant to be broken. Driving too fast can only increase the risk of accidents. Let us say that a child run in front and you were going above the desired speed limit, would you have enough time to stop and avoid hitting the child.

4. Follow road rules

Being a law abiding citizen is one of the best ways you can prevent a car accident from happening. Traffic rules were put in place for a reason so obey them and maintain your clean driving record.

5. Ignore aggressive drivers

Some motorists drive as though they are the king of the road. They cut corners, blow their horns, take your lane and others. Never allow yourself to be bullied by them. The important thing is to keep your cool.

These are just some pointers that you can bear in mind when driving. Keeping tabs on these tips can help you stay away from car accidents and keep yourself from being a statistic.

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Laws Regarding Bankruptcy

Posted by on Jan 20, 2016 in Bankruptcy | 0 comments

As state laws vary, each state has their own laws aim to protect the debtors’ properties from creditors and the bankruptcy trustee when a bankruptcy claim is filed in court. The state of North Carolina also has its own set of laws regarding bankruptcy, and according to state laws, debtors are legally protected for up to US$35,000 worth of equity in their primary place of residence. Marriage can also affect your exemption rate, such as when you and your spouse file a joint bankruptcy claim you can double your exemption equity protection for your home. This is referred as the homestead exemption, but there are a lot more that can offer you protection.

A Congress-passed legislation called the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) provided a bankruptcy means test to see whether you will or will not qualify for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. This means test is aimed to filter out those who have expendable income to pay for some of their unsecured debts to move to a Chapter 13 bankruptcy rather than have Chapter 7 clear all of their unsecured debts. In the state of North Carolina, the means test will become effective if you earn more than enough for an average-sized family according to your state rules; this will lead to your last 6 months of earnings being run through the test. If you have a significant amount of income left, you might not qualify for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy and you’ll be moved to a Chapter 13. If your leftover disposable income is very little you might qualify for Chapter 7 and you will be automatically qualified if you earn less than the average family (of your size) based on the standards of the state of North Carolina.

Fayetteville bankruptcy attorneys would probably agree that these issues sound intimidating and complicated. This is why it is important to understand the necessary factors to qualify for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

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