He’s the Head of the Family: not just a Provider but a Father

We pay tribute to the fathers we all have. We are thankful that with our mothers, they brought us up in this world. We will not be who we are without them 🙂

Imagine working in a world where time seems to just past by and where almost everything changes instantly. Think of having to keep up with an environment where it costs a lot to stop or even slow down for a while. Sound taxing, right? What more of prioritizing the welfare of everybody in the household on top of it all.

But every head of the family doesn’t mind about it. Fathers are said to be the pillars of our homes. They toil sun up to sun down to give our needs and desires.

Some of them go abroad with tears in their eyes because they will be physically separated from their families. However, there is a certain joy in their hearts knowing that they will be able to provide for their loved ones back home.

To honor these gallant paternal men and let them feel how extraordinary they are and important their sacrifices are for their families, Father’s Day has been a yearly universal event. As we mark again this special occasion on Sunday, June 18, 2017, our applause and recognition will never be enough to show them how grateful we are to have them in our lives.

Our dads, together with our moms, take good care of us the moment we’re born. They are the ones who provide everything we need for our everyday lives. From infancy up to adulthood, they feed and clothe us.

As we take our initial baby steps, our patriarchs guide and lead us in the right direction. When we stumble and fall, they assist us to rise and move on. In times of danger or any threat, they shield us from any harm.

All of these, they do out of unconditional love. Their selflessness, though, has its own toll. Working tirelessly could lead to high levels of stress constantly and problems not only mentally, but physically, too. So better watch out for the signs.

Has tatay been constantly complaining about losing strands and strands of his hair every day? Or maybe has he been searching for a way on how to get them to grow back?

According to the hair loss statistics conducted by Statistic Brain in the year 2016, 40 percent of men experience noticeable mane vanishing as early as age 35. And as per the American Hair Loss Association, there are a couple of different factors that cause excessive hair fall, one being extreme degree of stress.

Nutramedica Inc. introduced a revolutionary product that aims to address this problem: NOVUHAIR, nature’s answer to hair loss. Being the only topical scalp lotion in the country that is made from 19 natural herbs, essential oils and co-factor nutrients all working synergistically, it’s perfect for all the heads of the family out there, be they biological or not.

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NOVUHAIR is proven effective and safe to help prevent and stop the progression of hair loss and, at the same time, help promote locks’ growth. Simply spray a liberal amount of NOVUHAIR topical scalp lotion onto the scalp and massage for 5-10 minutes. Voila, it penetrates deeply into the roots, which helps rejuvenate, nourish and maintain the natural moisture of the hair.

Still have no idea on what to give him on his big day? Well, NOVUHAIR might not be the most expensive gift to impress him, but the most valuable present he could ever have. This nature’s answer to hair loss provides him the chance to be ahead already in preventing his “crowning glory” from receding in the near future.

So, head on to all leading stores nationwide and get a dose of this breakthrough product. NOVUHAIR is also available in shampoo and conditioner formats to further complement the benefits of NOVUHAIR topical scalp lotion. NOVUHAIR is available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide. You may also order NOVUHAIR online at www.lazada.com.ph. For inquiries, you may call 413-6570 or 0922-8830575, and visit www.novuhair.com.

Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is fast coming up and in case you are still grappling with gift ideas, allow me to share some to you based on what may be interesting for you Dad:

For the Reading Dad. Sure, it is easy to think about getting books for your Dad if he is the type who loves to read but perhaps the challenge is what book can you give him. Well, check his library or kindle reader and from there you can discern what kind of books he prefers. My late father was a lawyer and he loved legal, detective and espionage stories. So my obvious choice in the past had been to get books from such genres. I would then check out what’s the latest books available in the bookstores as well as what are the best sellers and choose from them. I make sure, of course, to buy a book he doesn’t have yet. It’s also a good idea to get a an inspiring piece or a good devotional for your Dad. You may want to give him The Purpose Driven Life of Rick Warren or the Experiencing God Day-by Day devotional by Henry Blackaby and Richard Blackaby.

For the Musical Dad. If your father is like my brother who loves music, you may go ahead and get him CD of his favorite music genre or artist. You can also purchase for him a subscription from music streaming services. If your father plays music and you have the budget for it, you might want to buy him his favorite musical instrument. If he plays the guitar, you might want to check out ovation guitar at guitarcenter.com. They have good prices with some guitars even on sale.

For the Handyman Dad. If your father is a natural in fixing things or even building things at home, get him a toolkit. You can go as high end or as large a tool kit as you want or can afford. You can find them in stores and even buy them online. You can also purchase a book or a magazine subscription for your Dad related to technical or construction things he enjoys doing.

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For the Sporty Dad. If your Dad is into sports, for sure he will appreciate a good pair of rubber shoes. You can be as specific as getting him a good pair for running or for playing basketball. You can also buy him something related to the sports he plays: a badminton racket, a set of tennis balls or even a basketball jersey. If you enjoy sports yourself, take him to a game, if possible. Buy tickets to that rugby game he wants to go to.

For the Techie Dad. The good thing nowadays is that you have so many shops to choose from to buy the latest gadgets. Other than from the shops or malls, of course, you can buy them online and at good prices, too. So you can go ahead and buy that smartphone for your Dad or even a tablet if he doesn’t have one yet. If he is the type who still prefers to take photos with a camera rather than from his phone, then maybe you can get him one.

If budget is a concern for you, you can still express your love for your Dad (and your Mom) in simpler ways. Buy him a cake and card. Hold a mini-concert for him at home together with your siblings. Organize a simple picnic for him and family at his favorite park or at the beach if isn’t so far from your place. You may cook dinner for them or buy one for them if you’re not into cooking. Share your plans with your siblings and split costs with them in buying gifts or in giving your Dad a treat. It will also double your Dad’s joy to know that all his children were involved in making the day special for him.  

Could Your Emotions Stop You From Selling Your Home?

Selling your home is a hard and stressful experience at the best of times, but it can often get tangled up with personal emotions and sentimentality.  Whilst it’s not easy trying to take an emotional step backwards, it can make a difference in clinching that all-important sale.  Read on to find out more.

Emotional ties. Our home is the place where we formed many memories, where children have grown up and where we spend our time relaxing and socialising, so it’s no wonder that emotions get caught up in the process of trying to sell a house.

For an estate agent trying to market your house for you, and potential buyers who have no history with the house, there are no sentiment or attachments involved, so they are operating on an entirely different level than you.  They will see things differently and will react differently, so if you want to make the process of selling easier, you really need to get into that same mindset.

Once you put your house on the market, you have to take an emotional step backwards and view the house as no longer yours.  Try to view yourself as a businessperson rather than the homeowner, and see the transaction from a financial perspective.

You’ll find it easier to feel less emotionally attached to your house if you try and make it look saleable. This might mean removing personal possessions and sentimental items from view, such as photos and keepsakes. It could also involve rearranging furniture or clearing away items so the house looks more like it’s on show, rather than your home.  It will give prospective buyers an easier way of seeing your house from a more neutral perspective and enabling them to see how they could fit their lives in there.

Don’t take things personally. If you’ve built years of memories in your home, and modelled and furnished it the way you want it to be, it can be soul-destroying to receive negative comments and feedback from prospective buyers about your loving home.  If you’ve spent a lot of money decorating your home in a certain style or bought new oak doors for all the rooms, for example, and potential buyers don’t share the same enthusiasm as you for them, try not to take it personally.  We all have different styles and tastes, and they may just be using this as a ploy to get you to reduce the price.  Try to see it as a positive sign that they are at least open for negotiating.

Money matters. Similarly, try to detach emotions when it comes to the price of your property.  It can be easy to think your home is worth more than the market value because it was special for you, but over-inflating the asking price isn’t going to get you any offers on the table.  Don’t be disheartened if you get really low offers as well.  It’s a good sign that buyers are interested in your property, but they might just be trying to get it for the lowest price possible.

Be realistic as well, though.  If market values have been dropping for a while, then you might end up losing money on your property because of the declining market, which has nothing to do with sentiment and personal attachment.  That doesn’t mean to say you should discard any offers you get.  Remember if you’re selling in a depressed price market, it also means you could buy a house at a reduced rate, as well. 


About the author:
This guest post was written by Crispin Jones for Principal Homebuyers  – a service that matches sellers and buyers when a quick sale is required.