Recently, Psi Bands enjoyed the spotlight in the nation’s most widely read newspaper, USA Today. This special Pampered Pregnancy Box offered by Citrus Lane was featured in a special Mother’s Day Gift Guide. Every Mom-to-Be needs a bit of TLC, so we are thrilled that Psi Bands is highlighted in this luxurious and healthy ensemble.
Never leave home without a power strip. At the airport, if the lone plug has already been taken, ask if you can plug in your power strip, then plug everything back into it. At the hotel, the power strip becomes a charging station. No more need to move furniture in search of an outlet or worry about forgetting the charger you plugged in behind the bed.
2. Remember the moment – in the parking garage.
No one wants to ruin the vacation afterglow with a two-hour trek through the parking garage trying to remember where the SUV is parked. Take a picture of the parking spot number and you’ll know where to find your car when you return.
3. Pack an essentials bag
Put a toothbrush, jammies and a change of clothes for each family member into one suitcase. Make this your carry-on if you fly, as insurance in case a checked bag is lost. If you drive, it saves you from unpacking the entire car for every one-night stop. Don’t forget to toss in the bathing suits so the kids can head to the hotel pool and burn off some of that pent up travel energy.
CANCER & WELLNESS CORNER
A friend of mine was just diagnosed with stage-four colon cancer. The news is devastating. She’s 41, with two young children.
Even though I have faced a cancer diagnosis, gone through multiple surgeries, chemo and radiation… I still didn’t know what to say to my friend. I was afraid to walk into her hospital room and do or say the wrong thing at the worst possible time.
Have you ever been in this situation? Most of us know at least one person with cancer, but how confident are you in your ability to communicate with someone who has recently been diagnosed or is in treatment for cancer?
Experts from the American Cancer Society say the best thing to do is just be your self. Keep the relationship normal and balanced.
Acknowledge the situation and express concern. Ask how the person feels and offer help.
Perhaps the best way to do that is to just listen. Remember the old adage: “Silence is golden.”
Here are some “Don’ts” from the American Cancer Society:
*Not staying in touch.
*Dismissing fears and concerns. For example, “Don’t talk like that, you’re going to be just fine.”
*Don’t share horror stories about other friends or family members who’ve had cancer.
*Don’t be overprotective. Encourage normal activities whenever possible.
For me, it was most comforting when my loved ones would just be themselves and not worry about whether they were doing everything perfectly. I’m remembering that now as I travel the cancer journey again, this time with my friend. I believe that if my words and actions come straight from my heart… she’ll know it and trust it. That could be the best support of all.
If you want more information about how to talk to someone who has cancer, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or check out their website: cancer.org.
What do pregnant women crave? And why? Our go-to pregnancy site, The Bump, wanted to find out. Everyone’s different, of course. Butaccording to a study from The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the top winners were sweets (like fruit, candy or chocolate) and dairy (like ice cream and milk). Lots of moms-to-be had an urge for fish, meat or poultry, too.
Whether it is pickles and ice cream, sauerkraut with a side of macaroni and cheese, or hamburgers with smoothies, pregnancy cravings may seem like a stereotype attached to pregnant women, but there’s no doubt that they are
Here is a brief sampling of the unusual foods moms are seeking out:
1) Rice with brown sugar, barbecue sauce, and butter
2) Brownies with mustard
3) Mac and cheese mixed with lo mein
For the full story, please check out the article at The Bump.
Psi Bands “Travel Well” with $250K
I am excited to share with you that Psi Health Solutions, Inc., the maker of Psi Bands,
has applied for CHASE and LivingSocial’s™ Small Business Grant program. In order for our application even to be viewed by the team of panelists, we need 250 unique votes (YOUR votes).
The program, which will award up to 12 individual grants of $250,000, was developed to provide small businesses with capital and innovative marketing resources needed to make a positive impact on their business. With the grant, we would expand our product line.
We can’t do this without you! This is a one-time VOTE that takes just a sec. You may quickly and easily cast your vote for “Psi Health Solutions” (based in Pacific Grove, CA) here: https://www.missionsmallbusiness.com
The Psi Bands team is thrilled to be celebrating the opening of our new offices this month.
We’d like to thank Huggies® for providing us the Huggies® MomInspired™ Grant, which, among other benefits, gave us the extra funds to make it possible. Here is a nice view of our “wall of fame” through the doors of the new Psi Health Solutions, Inc. offices. We love our “Psi Bands green” wall!
If you have an innovative product or idea or are interested in growing your business, I really encourage you to submit an application for the 2012 Huggies® MomInspired™ Grant Program. If you are selected, the grant money as well the business resources that you will receive are invaluable. There is still time to apply. The deadline is July 31, 2012. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity.