Talkspace Therapists Discusses The Types Of Friends You Need To Avoid

It is important to have a good group of friends. Having friendships helps keep you emotionally and mentally healthy. In many cases, people are closer to their friends than their own family. It is normal for our friends to annoy us sometimes. 

However, there are some friends who have bad habits that can ruin our mental health. There are seven types of friends that you will need to avoid. 

The Promise Breaker 

People are human, so they may not be able to keep every promise that they make to you. However, if promises are repeatedly broken, then this is a bad sign. You do not want to be friends with someone who repeatedly breaks promises, but they expect you to keep yours. 

The Dramatic Friend 

It can be entertaining and engaging to have a dramatic friend. However, drama is for reality TV. It is not for real life. You do not want to be friends with someone who is caught up in gossip and always spreading rumors. You also do not want to be friends with someone who always wants to be the victim. This can be toxic and emotionally draining. 

The Negative Nancy 

Moods can be just as contagious as the flu. If you have a friend who is in a bad mood, then you may be in a bad mood next. There is nothing wrong with allowing your friends to vent to you if they are having a bad day. However, if you are constantly around someone who is negative, then this can have a negative impact on your emotions. 

The Competitor 

Small amounts of competition can actually be healthy. If you see your friend's goals and achievement as something that you can work towards, then there is nothing wrong with that. However, people who always want to be in competition with you are the ones that you want to avoid. They not only want to get what you have, but they also want to take what you have. 

The Bad Influence 

Pre-teens and teens are often told that they have to watch who they hang around because certain people can be a bad influence. However, this is just as important for adults. You do not want to hang around people who are going to lead you down the wrong path. 

The One Who Fights 

Fights are an inevitable part of a friendship. However, if you are constantly in conflict with your friend, then you will need to avoid them. Constant conflict can lead to depression. 

The Know-It-All 

There are people who always need to have the last word. They also believe that they know everything. They may also belittle you and put you down. If you have a know-it-all friend, then this is a friendship that you may want to end. 

About Talkspace

Talkspace is a company that provides online counseling. People will get counseling from the company by downloading the online therapy app. After that, they will complete an online assessment. The purpose of an assessment is to make sure that people are matched with a therapist that fits their needs. The next step is to choose the plan that works for you. 

The online therapy app has been praised because it provides people with a convenient and affordable way to get treatment.

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Dufficult times

The most difficult trial of a mother is seeing her kids lying on the hospital bed, helpless and in pain. My two jewels are admitted in the hospital now and I can’t take to see them very sick. I can’t help but cry. One thing I am asking is God will heal my sick children. Restoring their heath. I regret why sometimes I may complain of them being super hyper but now I want their hyperactiveness again. I dont mind handling their hyperactive behavior. Lord, I offer you the lives of my daughter, restore them with you powerful hands and bless the medicines that hey are taking and also the doctors and nurses that take care of my babies. I am weak Lord, I ask for strenght and make me strong to handle things and stay focus and positive even in times like these. 

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Herbal Global Signs an Agreement with Jonathan Dos Santos for Sports Nutrition Sponsorship

Herbalife Nutrition has been reaching out to a significant number of sports personalities in the industry where it has been offering them deals to form a formidable partnership between the company and the individual athlete. This trend has been there for a more extended period, but it has been predominantly dominated by clothing companies, especially sport clothing organizations. However, the dynamics in the market and other organizations are entering into deals with sports personalities whereby they have been acting as their brand or product ambassadors in the sporting world. This is a significant development as it will help individuals to meet their financial needs while organizations get the publicity they would like. Sponsoring organizations also get to exercise their corporate social responsibilities. 

The recent sports personality deal sees Herbalife Nutrition announce an agreement to sponsor Jonathan dos Santos as the official performance nutrition partner. The details in the deal highlight that the company will be compensating the Mexican international through the MLS 2021 season. This increases the number of sports personalities that the organization is sponsoring, especially those in the MLS league. Jonathan dos Santos is expected to be a fruitful person in the development and marketing of the organization so that it can achieve its goals and objectives of supporting sports personalities. 

The new member of the expanding group of individuals being sponsored by the multinational supplement manufacturer is now in a position of accessing goods and services offered and sold by the company. Mostly, the new member is allowed to access all the products in the sports performance products. Additionally, the agreement between the organization and the player will also include participating in a community activity that will enhance sporting events in the community. The new member of the group will also be involved in education activities, especially the ones that have everything to do with sports nutrition as well as the company’s marketing activities. 

Rich Goudis, who represents the company in signing most of these deals, has been highlighting how it is essential to partner with notable sports personalities because they illuminate the picture of the company to the broader public. This means that, despite the organizations being able to sell its commodities to the members of sports fraternity, the organization can pay back to these individuals who will later help to develop the communities from which they come. It is the goals of the company to help the community achieve its intended goals and objectives such as sports development at the community level and enhancing nutritional performances. 
In the words of Rich Goudis, the chief executive of the company, Jonathan dos Santos is the right person to partner with the company as he shows exactly what the company has been intending to achieve. One of the most stands out aspects that made Jonathan be selected is that he is highly committed to nutrition, community development, and fitness with a purpose. This means that the organization will get the best person who is willing to use the products for a healthier and happier life. 

About Herbalife 
This is a multinational organization that is committed to produce, market, and sell nutritional products to the members of the public. One of the primary goals of the firm is to ensure that individuals have dietary supplements that they can use for weight management, enhancing sports performance, and providing that they are fit enough to live a healthier and happier life. With employees going beyond 8,000 around the world, the organization is geared towards delivering that individuals get rid of global problems such as malnutrition, ageing, diabetes, and obesity. The company produces its products to ensure the safety and authenticity of its commodity which makes the entity to be one of the most trusted organizations in more than 90 countries where the company has set its foothold.

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Shaken but not Defeated


I thank God every day of my life. He gave a work which I love. As an insurance claims processor I deal with cancer patients and their families daily. This encounter made me more thankful and appreciates life God gave me and my family. I have a deep sympathy with my patients because I know the burden they bear. I know how they feel, having a father who was diagnosed with gastric canter too two years ago. I can’t imagine the pain, the heartaches after knowing that my father has cancer. It seems that our family was tested and shaken but instead of getting stocked and hopeless, we fought and hold on together as one family, helped each other prayed for each other. By God’s grace and help, my dad’s operation went successful. He is now free from pain brought by the monster cells in his stomach. Our deepest prayer now that the cancer won’t recur as the doctor said it might come back after one to two years. Though chemotherapy was advised, dad refused it. We can’t do any but to respect his decision. Now, he is back to his normal life and routine. Praise God from whom all blessings flow.


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Different Types of Discipline

What type of disciplinary action are you taking your children? Is there any right way to rule them? Is spanking good or not? What is the basis when we say strict or not? These are the questions that bothered me. It's like I am in the middle where I don't know where to stand. Honestly, many times I felt down and failed in this area of my life as a mother of 3 children. I feel guilty most of the time which is I think that other mothers are feeling also.

Sometimes, I ask my parents how they raised us that made us good children and not a burden to the community. I am presently struggling with my eldest now. She'll be turning eight this August and she is already answering me back and will not listen to me. Now, I understand what our mother was feeling when we didn't listen to her before. I already tried to talk to her in a very calm voice but failed. I also tried to spank her every time she commits mistake and won't listen, but I guess I make her stubborn. That moment when you shouted already, but still she won't listen? I feel like bursting! They said that I should treat her in different ways. I tried but still didn't get better.


I know for sure that It's all our fault because all our attention, love and care is only to her. We tried to give her everything she likes like a toy, dress and many more. But today that she already has two younger siblings, she started to feel jealous and bitter. Life is so much different now that we are growing in number. She doesn’t understand everything. There are also lapses in our part as parents; we have a different style of discipline. I am firm, but hubby’s not. I wish he is a great disciplinarian in the home, but it’s impossible. Every parent wants only the best for their children, and I don’t want my children to walk down the wrong road just like some teenagers now are facing. I know I still have much time to control her because she is just seven and I do believe that God would help me in this aspect. I am very afraid that she would become rebellious enough to walk in her own. I ask God to give us knowledge and wisdom in raising our kids in the right way and in God’s way.

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Dream Come True

Life is a matter of choice. Your future depends on how you build your dreams and finding ways to make it come true. Having a brand new car for me is a dream came true. We have been thinking it a million times before deciding to have it and finally last month we got what we wished for. I guess life would be happier and easy but I was wrong. Honestly, it gives me more headache and pressures. I cannot sleep well thinking about our monthly amortizations and other expenses. I dont know if Im just overthinking it. Though we have already planned  budget for the car but I cannot erase the ‘what if’ questions. Well, we choose it, we prayed for it then I must accept the disadvantages having a brand new car. However, in the brighter side of the situation. I am happy to see my children sitting comfortable in the car. We can now go wherever we want as family. I know spending time with them is the most important above all. I always have a guilt feeling inside me. I am working 8hours a day in the office and I dont have much time for my children. Having a road trip with my family is one way to fill those times that I supposed to spend with them  everyday. I know they will understand that I am working so I can buy milk for them. I thank the Lord for giving us the opportunity to have a brand new car. He allowed this, He will also make a way to provide our needs.

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Home Beautification

There's an old English proverb that says if you want to be happy for a year plant a garden (and, it goes on, if you want to be happy for life, plant a tree). Gardening is more than just a hobby; it is a means to get away from the stress of modern day life. Amidst the smell of earth and greenery, anyone can be relaxed and discover the true joy in this simple yet highly enjoyable and rewarding activity. Gardening can provide much more than adding beauty to your yard. Growing your own vegetable garden can do more than provide tasty produce. Gardening can improve health, save money and even boost mood. In addition to being a source of fresh, healthy produce, gardening can ease stress, keep you limber, and even improve your mood.

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Do you want your family to eat more fresh vegetables and fruit? Start a garden. If you're looking for an engaging outdoor activity that allows the whole family to participate, consider a family garden. From selecting your vegetables and flowers, preparing the earth and planting, and finally harvesting, gardening can be a wonderful way to involve your children in a healthy hobby you can all enjoy.

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If you have limited space & a green thumb, you can still create a beautiful garden by doing simple DIY or you can hire landscape maintenance. You need to make sure you are hiring someone who stands behind their work. If you find a company with a great warranty it will be a better value than doing it yourself. The most obvious benefit to landscaping is the beauty you get to enjoy all year round. Beautification of a home increases its value and keeping the residents safe and healthy.

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Keeping Your Home Safe

The family is our utmost legacy. They are the reason why we wake up each day. They are our source of happiness, comfort, and inspiration to work harder. We do the best we can to provide for their needs. 
According to Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs, the second block of human needs is safety and security after physiologic needs.  We need to make sure that our home is the place which is the safest place for our family. 

Unfortunately, we live in a world where everyone needs a home security system that protects our family from any threat or to keep our property safe. It also ensures that we are somehow protected from fire and other potential risks. You can also consult the professionals to conduct home security audit just to be sure if your home is invulnerable or not. We should install a security camera in our house. It will be helpful in keeping an eye on our home. 

I do agree that simply having the system installed gives you maximum security and makes you feel safe immediately, and peace of mind is a huge asset. 
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In the same hand, having a home security system installed increases your home value when it comes to selling your home. As a bonus, it also keeps your home protected throughout the selling process where some strangers will be inside your home.

Safety first in everything we do. Each one must be watchful and vigilant enough to some people may take advantage from us such as thieves and robbers. The crime rate is increasing dramatically in almost all places. It is probably the result of the global crisis. A security system is needed to be safe and secured in our respective areas to record every single transaction and for easy tracking of events.

Installing a home security system can be costly, but not investing one could cost you even more, or even it can cost your life or your family.






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