Sophia Addison 's Entries

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  • 05 Sep 2018
    When planning a memorial service you need to make sure that you take into account all the considerations from the family members of the deceased. As they will be moved by the loss of their loved one they will not be able to arrange it on their own, so you need to support them and make sure that the service goes smoothly. Communicate As Much As Possible This can be really hard to do especially if the family members are too moved by the death. However, you need to make sure that you communicate and ask them how they want the service to be. Get the guidelines from the family members and plan according to it. Work on the plan that will let everybody to express their grief while also celebrating the life of their loved one. Even when writing the obituary work with the family members and take time to reflect the most important aspects from the life of the deceased.  During this time you might come across unexpected costs so don’t be shy to inform the family about it. For example, you might have to order extra chairs to ensure that everyone has space to sit. Make sure whatever you do is something family members can afford otherwise you might have to bear it on your own. A good thing is to write everything down, especially all the payments made that way you could simply show it to the family and get your cash back. Inform Everyone Properly You might have to speak to the funeral directors in order to arrange the service depending on the respective religion of the deceased. Different religions have different ways of mourning.  For example, Muslims bury the body within a day itself but the mourning goes on for three days and on the third day the family members of deceased organize a lunch where close relatives and friends are supposed to attend. They invite people very subtly by informing them personally about it. When it comes to informing the death of the deceased you could simply forward a Whatsapp message which will then spread on its own. Recall Only Happy and Positive Moments This is easier said than done because it can be really hard to stay positive during such a tragic event. However, you need to be strong for the family members so make sure that you talk about only positive and happy memories of the deceased. Also, avoid asking any questions from the family about the deceased such as “what happened?” and “how did the person die”, especially on the day of the funeral. Give the family members some time to gain some strength both physically and emotionally and let them open up on their own. Try to have a personalized ceremony for example if there was a particular flower which deceased loved the most then you could bury it with the body. Lastly, stick around the family till they all recover from the death of their loved one. You could help them with simple daily chores and give them company so they will have someone to share things about and a shoulder to cry on
    330 Posted by Sophia Addison
  • When planning a memorial service you need to make sure that you take into account all the considerations from the family members of the deceased. As they will be moved by the loss of their loved one they will not be able to arrange it on their own, so you need to support them and make sure that the service goes smoothly. Communicate As Much As Possible This can be really hard to do especially if the family members are too moved by the death. However, you need to make sure that you communicate and ask them how they want the service to be. Get the guidelines from the family members and plan according to it. Work on the plan that will let everybody to express their grief while also celebrating the life of their loved one. Even when writing the obituary work with the family members and take time to reflect the most important aspects from the life of the deceased.  During this time you might come across unexpected costs so don’t be shy to inform the family about it. For example, you might have to order extra chairs to ensure that everyone has space to sit. Make sure whatever you do is something family members can afford otherwise you might have to bear it on your own. A good thing is to write everything down, especially all the payments made that way you could simply show it to the family and get your cash back. Inform Everyone Properly You might have to speak to the funeral directors in order to arrange the service depending on the respective religion of the deceased. Different religions have different ways of mourning.  For example, Muslims bury the body within a day itself but the mourning goes on for three days and on the third day the family members of deceased organize a lunch where close relatives and friends are supposed to attend. They invite people very subtly by informing them personally about it. When it comes to informing the death of the deceased you could simply forward a Whatsapp message which will then spread on its own. Recall Only Happy and Positive Moments This is easier said than done because it can be really hard to stay positive during such a tragic event. However, you need to be strong for the family members so make sure that you talk about only positive and happy memories of the deceased. Also, avoid asking any questions from the family about the deceased such as “what happened?” and “how did the person die”, especially on the day of the funeral. Give the family members some time to gain some strength both physically and emotionally and let them open up on their own. Try to have a personalized ceremony for example if there was a particular flower which deceased loved the most then you could bury it with the body. Lastly, stick around the family till they all recover from the death of their loved one. You could help them with simple daily chores and give them company so they will have someone to share things about and a shoulder to cry on
    Sep 05, 2018 330
  • 05 Sep 2018
    Moving from one home to another is a big deal and sometimes this can even be from one country to another. The bigger the move is the heavier the impact that it will have on you and your family, therefore careful planning on what needs to be done and what should be avoided is really important. Here are some of the factors that you will need to pay attention to in general when it comes to a big move. Don’t Get Stressed About It The number one point to always keep in mind is that a stressed mind cannot be productive. You have something big coming up, but that is just how life goes. Think about all the positive details that this new chapter can open up for you and your loved ones and brush that trepidation away. That is just your nerves doing what they are supposed to do and it happens to everybody. Focus on the tasks at hand that need your attention instead, like packing up those boxes and making any logistic arrangements that may be required. If you think positive whatever happens will also be positive. It can be a very tiring process but it is one that is required so don’t dwell on it too much and be practical. Make Your Logistics Clear You need to arrange for the move in advance. If you are only travelling a few blocks from where you are currently that would be a different story. But, if you are moving from one state to another or from one country to another your logistics need to be sorted out on time. This would mean that you would have to ship your furniture and anything else ahead of you leaving the country. if you are moving out of state you will need to get professional help in the move so that all your furniture and other items can be handled and transported with care. Don’t ever do the mistake of leaving your logistics to be planned at the last minute. Always make arrangements ahead of time, confirm them and follow up with them. Don’t Attach Too Much Emotion to the Move Even though the place that you are living in now may not be your own home and even if you are excited to start this new chapter in your life, it is completely normal and human to feel a sense of attachment to the place that you have lived so far in. This is partly where the trepidation and the nervousness stem from. Take it in your stride and know that life has good things planned for you because even this change is a good opportunity for all your loved ones to enjoy life and discover new opportunities. While you may feel emotional, do not let that drain you out and for the most part, try not to attach too much emotion to the move. If you feel stressed regardless, talk to a friend if you don’t think that your family will understand. Enjoy your move and enjoy the new beginnings.
    456 Posted by Sophia Addison
  • Moving from one home to another is a big deal and sometimes this can even be from one country to another. The bigger the move is the heavier the impact that it will have on you and your family, therefore careful planning on what needs to be done and what should be avoided is really important. Here are some of the factors that you will need to pay attention to in general when it comes to a big move. Don’t Get Stressed About It The number one point to always keep in mind is that a stressed mind cannot be productive. You have something big coming up, but that is just how life goes. Think about all the positive details that this new chapter can open up for you and your loved ones and brush that trepidation away. That is just your nerves doing what they are supposed to do and it happens to everybody. Focus on the tasks at hand that need your attention instead, like packing up those boxes and making any logistic arrangements that may be required. If you think positive whatever happens will also be positive. It can be a very tiring process but it is one that is required so don’t dwell on it too much and be practical. Make Your Logistics Clear You need to arrange for the move in advance. If you are only travelling a few blocks from where you are currently that would be a different story. But, if you are moving from one state to another or from one country to another your logistics need to be sorted out on time. This would mean that you would have to ship your furniture and anything else ahead of you leaving the country. if you are moving out of state you will need to get professional help in the move so that all your furniture and other items can be handled and transported with care. Don’t ever do the mistake of leaving your logistics to be planned at the last minute. Always make arrangements ahead of time, confirm them and follow up with them. Don’t Attach Too Much Emotion to the Move Even though the place that you are living in now may not be your own home and even if you are excited to start this new chapter in your life, it is completely normal and human to feel a sense of attachment to the place that you have lived so far in. This is partly where the trepidation and the nervousness stem from. Take it in your stride and know that life has good things planned for you because even this change is a good opportunity for all your loved ones to enjoy life and discover new opportunities. While you may feel emotional, do not let that drain you out and for the most part, try not to attach too much emotion to the move. If you feel stressed regardless, talk to a friend if you don’t think that your family will understand. Enjoy your move and enjoy the new beginnings.
    Sep 05, 2018 456
  • 04 Sep 2018
    Running a warehouse might be a great and lucrative business. But it is important to understand this area of work comes with certain risks and responsibilities, especially for those who work in this space day and night. Since these individuals are more susceptible to get into accidents or cause damage to property unintentionally, it is important that you do everything in your power to make sure that you create a safe working environment for your employees. If you are new to this business field and have no idea how to do this, do not worry. All you need to do is take a look at the following tips. Educate Yourself The very first thing that you need to do is make sure that you are aware of all the facts and details. You need to know that you make the right call about your employees’ safety. In order to make this decision, you need to be aware of the important information about safeguarding this space. Of course, this is easy since you can simply do the research online. If you have access to any professionals or experienced service providers in this field, make sure to talk to them for some expert advice. Safety Equipment and Environment The second thing you need to focus on is making the working space and the workers safe by providing the right equipment and the environment. For example, some of the employees in the warehouse, especially those who handle heavy machinery will require safety goggles, hard hats, gloves and boots to make sure they are not injured while working. In the same way, you need to make sure the workspace is equipped with industrial lighting so that employees can see their environment clearly. This will reduce the likelihood of accidents and mishaps to a significant degree. Safety Training The next thing that you need to focus on is safety training. You need to understand the fact that not everyone who comes to work for you will be thoroughly knowledgeable and experienced in what they do. In this case, they might not be aware of all the safety techniques they will need to follow at work. So, you need to make sure that they are given the necessary training to make the right call. Make sure that this training is provided by someone who had experience in this field. This way, the training will be more productive. Put Up Signs Regardless of the training you offer your employees, it is important to remember that sometimes some people might simply forget this information they learned. This is why you need to put up useful signs, posters and notices in important parts of the workplace. Keep in mind that visual aids are extremely useful during emergency situations, especially if the warehouse environment is a loud one. Make sure these visual aids are also visible and understandable. This way, they can follow the instructions immediately in case of an emergency. Utilizing any of the above tips will definitely help you with increasing the levels of safety in your warehouse.
    335 Posted by Sophia Addison
  • Running a warehouse might be a great and lucrative business. But it is important to understand this area of work comes with certain risks and responsibilities, especially for those who work in this space day and night. Since these individuals are more susceptible to get into accidents or cause damage to property unintentionally, it is important that you do everything in your power to make sure that you create a safe working environment for your employees. If you are new to this business field and have no idea how to do this, do not worry. All you need to do is take a look at the following tips. Educate Yourself The very first thing that you need to do is make sure that you are aware of all the facts and details. You need to know that you make the right call about your employees’ safety. In order to make this decision, you need to be aware of the important information about safeguarding this space. Of course, this is easy since you can simply do the research online. If you have access to any professionals or experienced service providers in this field, make sure to talk to them for some expert advice. Safety Equipment and Environment The second thing you need to focus on is making the working space and the workers safe by providing the right equipment and the environment. For example, some of the employees in the warehouse, especially those who handle heavy machinery will require safety goggles, hard hats, gloves and boots to make sure they are not injured while working. In the same way, you need to make sure the workspace is equipped with industrial lighting so that employees can see their environment clearly. This will reduce the likelihood of accidents and mishaps to a significant degree. Safety Training The next thing that you need to focus on is safety training. You need to understand the fact that not everyone who comes to work for you will be thoroughly knowledgeable and experienced in what they do. In this case, they might not be aware of all the safety techniques they will need to follow at work. So, you need to make sure that they are given the necessary training to make the right call. Make sure that this training is provided by someone who had experience in this field. This way, the training will be more productive. Put Up Signs Regardless of the training you offer your employees, it is important to remember that sometimes some people might simply forget this information they learned. This is why you need to put up useful signs, posters and notices in important parts of the workplace. Keep in mind that visual aids are extremely useful during emergency situations, especially if the warehouse environment is a loud one. Make sure these visual aids are also visible and understandable. This way, they can follow the instructions immediately in case of an emergency. Utilizing any of the above tips will definitely help you with increasing the levels of safety in your warehouse.
    Sep 04, 2018 335
  • 07 Jun 2018
    A lot of preparation and planning is needed when it comes to building a professional commercial kitchen. The success of a commercial kitchen undoubtedly ties back to the thoroughness of its design, so for this reason, it’s important to spend plenty of time when developing your cooking environment. Paying close attention to detail throughout your kitchen design will ensure efficient and smooth operation of your kitchen, practicality in all of your food-handling operations, and complete safety for those working in it. Here’s how to carry out a commercial kitchen design that results in a safe, functional and practical kitchen. Start with a Detailed Plan A thorough and articulate plan is always the key to successful execution of any project, and it’s the same when planning the design of a kitchen. Beginning with a plan helps you to initially identify what you need to organize and allows you to research the best ways in which to organise them. From choosing where you’ll purchase all of your necessary commercial kitchen equipment and tools through to properly pinpointing how you want your kitchen to look aesthetically, making lists or visual brainstorms can help immensely when it comes to planning and preparation. You’ll thank yourself later when you have a concrete plan to work with that you can look back on throughout the process. Focus On Practicality Practicality is absolutely vital in any commercial kitchen, as it’s essentially the backbone of an efficient, productive and successful working area for chefs, wait staff and kitchen hands. As you begin to think about how your kitchen should be designed and how it should look, practicality and convenience for your workers should be at the forefront of all your decisions. Having adequate work stations and being clever with your use of space is the best way to ensure safe and smooth operation of your kitchen. This practicality should also branch out to the commercial kitchen equipment you buy and how you structure the sinks, working counters and storage solutions. Work Within the Space You Have Available It’s important to work within the size of the space you have available to you. It can be easy to clutter your kitchen with unnecessary products and tools, particularly if you’re working with a smaller space. To ensure you maximise the use of your space, only purchase the products and equipment you need. It pays off to make sure you purchase only the most necessary and most practical commercial kitchen equipment for your space. It’s also a good idea to utilise shelving and racks as best you can while accounting for safety measures and procedures. In particular, you should have customised shelving that directly suits the layout and operations of your kitchen. This will ensure the most efficient and convenient workspace, as well as help to prevent clutter or obstacles that could lead to slips, falls or injuries. It will also mean that your kitchen is generally tidier, helping to minimise any sanitary issues.
    279 Posted by Sophia Addison
  • A lot of preparation and planning is needed when it comes to building a professional commercial kitchen. The success of a commercial kitchen undoubtedly ties back to the thoroughness of its design, so for this reason, it’s important to spend plenty of time when developing your cooking environment. Paying close attention to detail throughout your kitchen design will ensure efficient and smooth operation of your kitchen, practicality in all of your food-handling operations, and complete safety for those working in it. Here’s how to carry out a commercial kitchen design that results in a safe, functional and practical kitchen. Start with a Detailed Plan A thorough and articulate plan is always the key to successful execution of any project, and it’s the same when planning the design of a kitchen. Beginning with a plan helps you to initially identify what you need to organize and allows you to research the best ways in which to organise them. From choosing where you’ll purchase all of your necessary commercial kitchen equipment and tools through to properly pinpointing how you want your kitchen to look aesthetically, making lists or visual brainstorms can help immensely when it comes to planning and preparation. You’ll thank yourself later when you have a concrete plan to work with that you can look back on throughout the process. Focus On Practicality Practicality is absolutely vital in any commercial kitchen, as it’s essentially the backbone of an efficient, productive and successful working area for chefs, wait staff and kitchen hands. As you begin to think about how your kitchen should be designed and how it should look, practicality and convenience for your workers should be at the forefront of all your decisions. Having adequate work stations and being clever with your use of space is the best way to ensure safe and smooth operation of your kitchen. This practicality should also branch out to the commercial kitchen equipment you buy and how you structure the sinks, working counters and storage solutions. Work Within the Space You Have Available It’s important to work within the size of the space you have available to you. It can be easy to clutter your kitchen with unnecessary products and tools, particularly if you’re working with a smaller space. To ensure you maximise the use of your space, only purchase the products and equipment you need. It pays off to make sure you purchase only the most necessary and most practical commercial kitchen equipment for your space. It’s also a good idea to utilise shelving and racks as best you can while accounting for safety measures and procedures. In particular, you should have customised shelving that directly suits the layout and operations of your kitchen. This will ensure the most efficient and convenient workspace, as well as help to prevent clutter or obstacles that could lead to slips, falls or injuries. It will also mean that your kitchen is generally tidier, helping to minimise any sanitary issues.
    Jun 07, 2018 279
  • 09 Jan 2018
    Examinations are times of stress and duress. The majority of us feel pressured just thinking about the mountains of books that need to be studied especially if this happens to be a major deciding examination in your life. Why you may have performed well in the day-to-day classroom, it is not definite that you will also excel at an examination.And in fact, many bright students will tell you that they were not able to achieve the results that they needed at an examination according to their usual performance level. Why is that? How can you increase your chances of retaining what you study so that you can excel at an exam? Here are some tips to help you out. Start Your Studying Early One way in which you can really hope to excel is to start studying early. The more you read and study something, the bigger chance you have of retaining info correctly. Therefore, instead of waiting till the last minute, try to start your studies early on. If it is something big like you wanting to get good VCE results make sure that you keep studying on a daily or weekly basis from the start of the year so that you will not need to stress out about having to study a huge amount of information within a few months. Understand the Concept, Do Not Memorize Memorizing and understanding the concept of what you are studying are two completely different things. Your best bet of remembering something is by understanding the basics of what you are studying. When you memorize, you are relying on your memory to throw it out at you in the exact same manner that you read it when the question is asked, but if you understand the concept of what you are studying you will be able to ensure that no matter what kind of indirect question is provided, you are able to apply the rules of the solution in an appropriate manner to get the right answer. The key, therefore, is to understand and not memorize. Make Short Notes Long and complicated notes are exactly that and they can be tough to remember. Instead of trying to remember entire paragraphs of text, highlight the ones that you know are important and later, start putting them into short notes on the correct topic. This way, you are giving your mind to prioritize and remember what is absolutely needed instead of trying to cram in everything that is written down. Often when you try to remember too much, especially in a short period of time, you will not be able to understand anything completely and everything will come to you in bits and pieces which is counterproductive. Always lean on short notes to give your brain the cliff notes version of important theories. Take Breaks Never study at a stretch for hours. Doing so will only be a waste of time as you will not remember anything and it will also be a waste of your energy because you will feel drained. You need to study smart and not just hard.
    585 Posted by Sophia Addison
  • Examinations are times of stress and duress. The majority of us feel pressured just thinking about the mountains of books that need to be studied especially if this happens to be a major deciding examination in your life. Why you may have performed well in the day-to-day classroom, it is not definite that you will also excel at an examination.And in fact, many bright students will tell you that they were not able to achieve the results that they needed at an examination according to their usual performance level. Why is that? How can you increase your chances of retaining what you study so that you can excel at an exam? Here are some tips to help you out. Start Your Studying Early One way in which you can really hope to excel is to start studying early. The more you read and study something, the bigger chance you have of retaining info correctly. Therefore, instead of waiting till the last minute, try to start your studies early on. If it is something big like you wanting to get good VCE results make sure that you keep studying on a daily or weekly basis from the start of the year so that you will not need to stress out about having to study a huge amount of information within a few months. Understand the Concept, Do Not Memorize Memorizing and understanding the concept of what you are studying are two completely different things. Your best bet of remembering something is by understanding the basics of what you are studying. When you memorize, you are relying on your memory to throw it out at you in the exact same manner that you read it when the question is asked, but if you understand the concept of what you are studying you will be able to ensure that no matter what kind of indirect question is provided, you are able to apply the rules of the solution in an appropriate manner to get the right answer. The key, therefore, is to understand and not memorize. Make Short Notes Long and complicated notes are exactly that and they can be tough to remember. Instead of trying to remember entire paragraphs of text, highlight the ones that you know are important and later, start putting them into short notes on the correct topic. This way, you are giving your mind to prioritize and remember what is absolutely needed instead of trying to cram in everything that is written down. Often when you try to remember too much, especially in a short period of time, you will not be able to understand anything completely and everything will come to you in bits and pieces which is counterproductive. Always lean on short notes to give your brain the cliff notes version of important theories. Take Breaks Never study at a stretch for hours. Doing so will only be a waste of time as you will not remember anything and it will also be a waste of your energy because you will feel drained. You need to study smart and not just hard.
    Jan 09, 2018 585
  • 11 May 2017
    Regardless of whether the passing away of a loved one was expected or not, there is always a considerable amount of sadness and shock involved. Having to let go of the ones that we loved is never easy and unfortunately, there is no guidebook to help you with this process. Nonetheless, by understanding certain aspects of loss and grief, you will find it easier to cope with your current situation. While it will not lessen the impact, it will diminish any concern or confusion involved. Here are a few things that you should know about dealing with the loss of a loved one: Everyone Grieves Differently Each individual is different so it is understandable that each person would find their own way to grieve. Some cry, others get angry, and some people may experience temporary disbelief or astonishment. Despite what you may have been told, there is no real ‘right’ way to grieve for someone that is no longer here. You will also probably have little control over how your sorrow will materialise. It is important not to let others tell you what the right and wrong response is in such a situation. Similarly, you should not set restrictions for yourself either. You will have to come to terms with your own way of coping. You simply have to let your emotions resolve themselves. Get Support Even if you are quite independent, it is vital that you let other people care for you during this difficult time. This can mean relying more on a partner, friends, or family members. Take support wherever, you can. For instance, if you are used to taking charge, why not hand over the reins to the funeral directors. At least for a short period of time, you should give yourself a break and take whatever aid or sustenance that you can from others. If you feel the need to, you can also think about taking up therapy or joining a support group. It is important to feel loved and comforted as you navigate through this trying time. There is No Timetable It is a popular misconception that there is a set amount of time for you to grieve. In most instances, people feel as though a year is all that you have to move on from losing someone that you care about. This is a ridiculous notion, however. You cannot possibly place a timetable on your emotions or your emotional wellbeing. You should take your own time in coming to terms with your loss. It will take however long that it will need to. In fact, it is important to remember that you may never be truly able to get over the passing of someone you love. Prepare for Setbacks It may feel as though just when you are feeling better that something causes you to have a setback. This is perfectly normal. Even years after the fact, you may find that birthdays, anniversaries, and similar occasions may be trigger events for you. Honouring or remembering that individual on these special days may help you to deal with these incidents a little easier. This may be a devastating time in your life at the moment. However, you should know that you will be able to find a way to cope with all of this sadness.
    869 Posted by Sophia Addison
  • Regardless of whether the passing away of a loved one was expected or not, there is always a considerable amount of sadness and shock involved. Having to let go of the ones that we loved is never easy and unfortunately, there is no guidebook to help you with this process. Nonetheless, by understanding certain aspects of loss and grief, you will find it easier to cope with your current situation. While it will not lessen the impact, it will diminish any concern or confusion involved. Here are a few things that you should know about dealing with the loss of a loved one: Everyone Grieves Differently Each individual is different so it is understandable that each person would find their own way to grieve. Some cry, others get angry, and some people may experience temporary disbelief or astonishment. Despite what you may have been told, there is no real ‘right’ way to grieve for someone that is no longer here. You will also probably have little control over how your sorrow will materialise. It is important not to let others tell you what the right and wrong response is in such a situation. Similarly, you should not set restrictions for yourself either. You will have to come to terms with your own way of coping. You simply have to let your emotions resolve themselves. Get Support Even if you are quite independent, it is vital that you let other people care for you during this difficult time. This can mean relying more on a partner, friends, or family members. Take support wherever, you can. For instance, if you are used to taking charge, why not hand over the reins to the funeral directors. At least for a short period of time, you should give yourself a break and take whatever aid or sustenance that you can from others. If you feel the need to, you can also think about taking up therapy or joining a support group. It is important to feel loved and comforted as you navigate through this trying time. There is No Timetable It is a popular misconception that there is a set amount of time for you to grieve. In most instances, people feel as though a year is all that you have to move on from losing someone that you care about. This is a ridiculous notion, however. You cannot possibly place a timetable on your emotions or your emotional wellbeing. You should take your own time in coming to terms with your loss. It will take however long that it will need to. In fact, it is important to remember that you may never be truly able to get over the passing of someone you love. Prepare for Setbacks It may feel as though just when you are feeling better that something causes you to have a setback. This is perfectly normal. Even years after the fact, you may find that birthdays, anniversaries, and similar occasions may be trigger events for you. Honouring or remembering that individual on these special days may help you to deal with these incidents a little easier. This may be a devastating time in your life at the moment. However, you should know that you will be able to find a way to cope with all of this sadness.
    May 11, 2017 869