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Get Facts: Do you hear about Fibromyalgia? read more
Oct-10th-2015 | Post by expatree

Fibromyalgia is a condition characterized by widespread body aches and pain. It is accompanied by other key symptoms such as fatigue, non restorative sleep cognitive problems and somatic complains.
 
The patient usually described a history of generalized pain, a constant dull ache that spreads over the body lasting more than 3 months, and other general physical symptoms including fatigue, morning stiffness, sleep disorders, waking unrefreshed, and cognitive (memory or thought) problems where patient have difficulties to focus, pay attention, and concentrate on mental tasks. There are often other pain complains associated, which can includes muscle knots, headaches and cramps.
 
Very often, these patients have seen many physicians and could not get a diagnosis to their symptoms as the investigations performed are essentially normal. They are stressed and drained both mentally and emotionally, often wondering if all the pain and symptoms are from their mind or own imagina
8 Tips to help find your meaning and purpose in life read more
Jul-19th-2015 | Post by AdiTheSuccessCoach

One of my clients was asking about finding their purpose in life. I thought well, this is actually at least the 10th time I've helped clients with this so this time, I will share some of my thoughts with all my personal readers and Expatree.

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8 Tips to help find your meaning and purpose in life:


1.Identify the activities that are meaningful for you. These are the things that just feel right when you’re doing them, they have purpose and you feel authentic when you’re doing them.

2.Identify the things that you are good at. The things that make you feel at your best when you are doing them.

3.Create a brief statement that ties together what you are good at and what provides you with a sense of purpose. This can be a mission or vision statement. A short sentence, a paragraph or even a mantra.

4.Check how your statement or mantra supports your current direction. Is what your doing in line with this. How much of your daily life is near this?

5.Develop new insights and skills that he

Can I Have an Authentic Bottle of Water? read more
May-7th-2015 | Post by expatree

It is no surprise that China´s lack of environment protection has taken its toll. However, the public health scandals have shocked Chinese consumers with highlights such as melamine-tainted infant formula milk, “gutter” cooking oil and tainted vaccines. The health scandal this time was in March, when swollen and rotten pigs were dumped into the Huangpu River affecting the water quality of Shanghainese water. With limited options, residents began consuming only bottled water despite the reassurance provided by the local officials who claimed the water met the drinking quality standards. China is witnessing its population opting for bottled water given the deterioration of its ecosystem.
 
What was more alarming than finding rotten pigs in the Huangpu River was Beijing News´headlines about the quality tests conducted on drinking water. Tap water officially goes undergoes 106 tests to pass as drinkable while bottled water has had the same quality indicators s
Enjoy Today by Finding Security Within: Tips for Adjusting to Life in Shanghai read more
Apr-19th-2015 | Post by Bibianarueda


As human beings, we often seek security and safety from the outside world. We tend to think that if we control our environment, people or situations outside us, we might feel secure. Yet, when we try, we realize two important things; one is that we cannot control situations or people and the other being that any sense of that type of control is fleeting. For expats who have relocated to Shanghai, this can be a particular struggle. There is so much that feels out of our control and all of the changes and new experiences can overwhelm someone who seeks external control.

Security must grow inside of us. It is a state of mind we develop internally. It doesn’t depend on the external world, people or our current situation. It depends on awareness and the ability to be present so that we allow ourselves to experience any given moment.

If we move in sync with the flow of the universe rather than try to fight and control it, we can realize mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. We will