Family Counseling

The family is a very important institution in the modern day and even in the past days. This is so since when an individual is born, their family is their immediate friends and company. The family is in fact a fundamental unit in establishing a number of virtues in the society. It is therefore important that as members of a specific family, you should keep together and make sure you support each other in all situations. As the saying goes, blood is thicker than water, and when looking at this saying, you can immediately deduce that the blood generally represents the people who are related to you by blood which in one word can be described as family.

For a family to run well enough, there are a number of things that need to be enhanced. It is quite clear that all the families in the world are not in the best of situations as some of them are filled with conflicts, strife and unhealthy relationships among others. These issues that work against the smooth running of a family may be thought to affect the individual families only. This is however false as these conflicts within the family eventually build up and affect the whole society when you carefully look at them from a wider perspective. This basically brings about the importance of family counseling or family therapy as others may call it.

Family counseling basically aims at enhancing the relationships within a family as they are the root to either peace within a family or conflicts. These family interactions and relationships are also significant to you looking at it from a personal level as they have quite notable implications on your psychological health. When looking at the aims of a number of family counselors or firms that provide related services like what you will find here:, you will see that all of them basically revolve around the concept that without considering the nature of strife within the family, counseling involving the family members turns out to be even more beneficial to the client compared to counseling without involving the family members. Most of the problems affecting people can be generally classified into either personal or family issues. These problems regardless of their nature are more effectively solved by involving the family members. These members have a very large part to play in the family counseling therapy sessions.

Family counseling is a very important thing in the modern society where you get people fighting among themselves over quite a number of issues. Regardless of the issues, as some may be minute, while others may be quite major, the relationships within a family are very important to the society. These family counseling techniques have been established as quite important as they have been applied in other fields in recent years. There are several firms that offer these services and one of the best one you can go for is known as Liaise Divorce Solutions LLC. This entity is experienced in the family counseling field and is able to offer you a number of solutions in family counseling.

Weddings 101

Weddings 101

I plan weddings for the brides and grooms. I am the person to contact if you want to have a perfect wedding day. Being a wedding planner has its pros and cons just like any other craft. As a wedding planner, I get to make a couple who wants to tie the knot’s dream wedding come true. This job lets me get creative, and the pay is lucrative too. I can still remember the first wedding I planned. I helped out my sister with all the details of the wedding.  The setting of the ceremony and the reception are both at Princess Royale Hotel in Maryland. The venue was perfect, and the food was very delicious. Everything was just perfect. That was when I realized that I want to keep on doing it; plan a wedding.

I’ve been doing this job for many years now, and I decided to let everyone know how fulfilling this career is by writing about it. I am in the process of having it published, but for now, I am okay with writing about it on my Facebook page. My posts include, wedding photos of my clients (with their permission of course), from the ceremony, walking down the aisle of the bride, the couple’s first kiss, the reception and the food, down to the after wedding party. I also include the venues and the bakery details of the weddings that I get to plan.

Boston Wedding Photographer Zev Fisher - Flowers by Blooms of HopeI write these posts to inspire aspiring wedding planners to go for their passion and make their dream come true. But a lot should be considered before someone can become a successful wedding planner. These tips and reminders are also in my upcoming book. Let me share a brief insight of what you can see in my book.  First, you have to ask yourself, are you up for the challenge? Weddings are known to be an emotional event and not only the bride, but the groom and their parents can get emotional too. These people will turn to you to make sure that everything will go as planned. On the wedding day, although you have people to help you out, you will do a lot of work.  You will walk back and forth, lift up boxes, straighten crumpled table cloths and a lot more.

No matter how much you want to, you can’t just wake up one morning and decide to become a wedding planner. For clients to trust your expertise, you need to build up your resume. Take online wedding consultancy courses or short courses in Marketing, Public Relations and Hospitality Management. Lastly get certified through organizations about planning weddings.

The salary of a wedding planner in the beginning may not be as much as you expect it to be, but it’s enough to support yourself and your family. If you have wealthy clients, then you can ask for a higher fee depending on how big the wedding is. In my opinion, to become successful in this field of work, you must have the passion as motivation instead of what you can earn from it.

As it says in my soon-to-be-published book, after each wedding that you plan, when you see how everything went well and the happy faces of the bride and groom, all your hard work paid off.

Bringing Food Closer to You

Bringing Food Closer to You

I love to be in the kitchen. Cooking for my family, for my friends, whether there is a special occasion or just a simple lunch or dinner makes me have this sense of fulfillment knowing that I was able to serve something really nice on their palette. I love cooking but not as much as I love baking. Pastries, breads, cakes and pies, name it, I can make it. I have my own cake recipes and other recipes written in a journal which I thought of wanting to have it published someday. I would like other people to get a taste of how delicious my own recipes are by creating them in their own kitchen.

Delicious Cookies

But with the technology that we have right now, where everything can be accessed online, I thought, why not bring my recipes to people without them having to get out of their house, go to the bookstore and buy a recipe book then go home again and start cooking. That was when I thought of starting my own Facebook page dedicated to sharing my easy to make recipes (this is separate from my own personal Facebook account, I have a social life too you know! *wink wink *). I posted my recipes there plus tips that help me when I am in the kitchen. My Facebook page has been around for a few months now but the only people who liked it are my very own family and friends. How sad is that?!

That was when a good friend of mine suggested that I look for a help in driving people to like my page. She was a big hotel media buyer who worked with Youth Noise as her primary hotel marketing vendor so even though I felt a little sheepish about contacting them to ask about a simple question on Facebook likes, they were happy to help me out. In just a few months’ time, the likes on my page doubled! People started liking my posts, not just my page. My posts were shared, comments and questions started flowing. I was even chosen as a guest judge in a cooking event in a 4 star hotel. How cool was that?! Maybe I will start my own restaurant in a hotel and get them to have my business noticed.

808 Facebook Like

Going back, I was very happy with what was happening but I felt that just posting texts of recipes is not enough. I need to be more creative and interactive. I uploaded videos of me cooking my recipes, to let my audience know how it is exactly done. The shares doubled and my page followers started asking me to shoot a video where I cook their suggested recipes. It felt very nice that people trust you to make something that they are going to try out. I did one request and another until requests come after the other. So I decided to allot one day per week for requests.

Although it is tiring and very tedious, I don’t regret starting up that Facebook page. It helped other people put smiles on their family’s faces because of what they cooked and served on their tables. As for me, I continue to create different recipes and reinvent the old ones. If there is one thing that never goes out of style, that would be people’s love of food. It’s a basic necessity anyway! Bon Appetit!