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Is there "LIFE" after teaching? Part I of a Trilogy
My first encounter
I was introduced to teaching when I attended a caregiver
training course at Multiskills Development Academy in Makati City, Philippines in the year
1992. I was then working as a company nurse at Laguna Laundry Processing Inc. in
Sucat Muntinlupa City, Philippines and since I was always on the lookout for another job
opportunity, there was never a day that I didn't buy a Manila Bulletin newspaper
especially on a Sunday where almost half of it were just advertisements. I saw
one about an agency (mentioned above) sending people to Canada to work as a
caregiver. Because I wanted to go abroad and thought that will be a good vehicle
for me to realize my dream of going to Canada, I went there and inquired.
requirements included attending and finishing a 6month caregiver
training course and at the end of it, a certification will be awarded during the
graduation.There were a lot of inquirers from different places not only
in Manila but from the neighboring provinces as well. Most of us were from allied medical fields, nurses, dentist, physical therapist ,
medical representatives, nutritionist, there were even few doctors and the rest
were accountants, secretaries, employees and newly graduates.
to go abroad and because caregivers were in demand during that time, all of us
were so eager to get an authentic caregiver certification and even if most of
us were registered nurses, having the title alone was not enough to grant us
access to go to Canada unless we were certified to have attended a 6 month
training required then by the Canadian government.
The training consisted of studying the culture and
traditions of Canada, basics of nursing, behavioral science, nutrition and
cooking. We had also training conducted by trainers from Red Cross about First
Aid, Basic Life Support and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation. Although it was
kind of basics to us especially attendees from the allied medical fields, we relearned
it again and I thought we became even more knowledgeable and skilled.
I was one of those attendees who was kind of very active and
became friends with the management especially the Vice President of the
company. She was one of our professors too in one of the subjects in social
norms. And in one occasion she asked if anybody is willing to teach the nursing
subject. She asked me if I am willing to do that. I was still employed then as
a company nurse and I tried to fit in this training after work at 5pm to 10pm
including travel time. I said I will
think about it and the next day I was sure I can do the job.
It was amazing, I thought I finally found my calling. I did it
with ease and it was like I was already doing it for a long time. Modesty
aside, I was not an amateur when it comes to facing an audience. I was exposed
to that when I had my “small stint” in my singing career. :) I did also a lot of
hosting in company events and programs such as Christmas party and the likes. Eventually
they offered me the job to be the secretary to the VP. I considered the salary
I will get because teaching was paid per hour and combining it with the
position as secretary will be way better than what I was getting from my
present job. So I handed in my resignation at the other company where I worked
for more than 4 years as a company nurse. And I never regretted that day.
One of them is “ to impart knowledge and skills to..” And
I was just doing that, sharing my knowledge and skills in the area of my
expertise. I was able to convey to the seminar attendees the importance of what
I teach and how they can use it to their advantage. I was able to impart to
them experiences related to the topics we were learning and most importantly I
have given them a piece of myself because for me this profession also involves
feelings and emotions to engage the students or audience and get their
attention to participate so that it will make an impact in the hearts and minds
of both the giver and the receiver. I consider it a collaboration of different
minds in a setting where everyone benefits from one another.
My first encounter with this profession didn’t last that
long. I had the privilege of doing it for more than a year and it was a great
experience and a success. The evaluations I received from my colleagues, my boss and the
professional students were proofs that I did my best in that category. It was something
that reminded me that I was born to do that in one way or another in the
future. And it did. :) (more on that in the remaining 2 series)
Is there life after my first encounter in teaching?
ABSOLUTELY. I didn’t end up going to Canada (but instead Taipei, Taiwan which
will be told in my future blogs) even if
I graduated from the course and was given a certification but it brought me the
realization and the fact that I am destined to be doing that in the next years
How Often Should You Get a Massage?
Hippocrates, the father of Medicine
said... “The way to health is to have an
aromatic bath and a scented massage everyday”
A professor in the School of Public Health in the University of Illinois, Chicago and a co-founder and chief scientist at Lapetus Solutions, Inc S. Jay Olshansky emphasized this... "Find a way to get a full body massage everyday"
And Ana Ivanovic, a retired Serbian professional tennis player has this to say... "I get massages almost daily. Sometimes I fall asleep during the massage but it's very important to get deep tissue massages because that type recovers muscles best" So how often? Everyday!.... wouldn't it be great? :)
Well, that would be nice but maybe it
wouldn't be so practical.
This is one of the most common
questions clients ask about massage therapy.
Usually my answer would be that "it will
all be dependent on what the client needs".
Het is weer de tijd van het jaar om plezier te hebben en genieten van de vrije dagen.
Dit is ook het moment waarop de familie met veel dingen bezig is.
Feestjes organiseren, lekker eten koken, winkelen voor nieuwe dingen zoals kleding, schoenen, tassen, accessoires en nog veel meer.
Een van de belangrijkste dingen die we niet moeten vergeten tijdens deze feestdagen is het geven van cadeaus.
We houden er allemaal van om iets speciaals te geven aan onze geliefden, familie, collega's en vrienden, maar natuurlijk willen we ook graag iets krijgen.
Maar volgens het gezegde : "Het is beter om te geven dan om te krijgen" :)
Of het nu een grandioos cadeau is, zoals nieuwe accessoires, designerkleding en tassen, horloges of een eenvoudige wenskaart, bloemen, chocolaatjes, cakes, sjaal, een zakdoek of iets anders waarvan we denken dat het de persoon zal maken gelukkig, we zullen het met plezier doen.
Maar een van de beste geschenken die u kunt geven, is een geschenk van ontspanning en m…
Als je het in de huidige maatschappij niet extreem druk hebt, ben je eerder uitzondering dan regel.
We zitten allemaal in de hoogste versnelling; we overbelasten, overwwerken en overstressen onszelf tot het punt dat we breken.
Dit kan blijvende negatieve gevolgen hebben voor onze gezondheid!
Hier zijn een paar manieren om die cyclus te doorbreken:
Het is zo gemakkelijk om overstuur te raken als dingen zoals wij dat willen.
Vanaf het moment dat we onze koffie morsen, onze sleutels in de auto vergrendelen en onze lunch vergeten, kan een reeks van omstandigheden ons in een neerwaartse spiraal van negativiteit brengen.
We kunnen ervoor kiezen om ontevreden te blijven en dat onze leven laten bepalen, of we kunnen dankbaar zijn voor de goede dingen in ons leven, zelfs als ze op dit moment nog niet voor ons zijn weggelegd.
Heb je ooit opgemerkt dat wanneer er iets leuks gebeurt, we de neiging hebben om even te glimlachen en daarna verder te gaan?