The Importance of the Off Button

The Importance of the Off Button

How long has it been since you checked your phone? Maybe you’re even reading this on your phone right now – and that’s great! Technology has a lot of benefits, and one of the biggest is how easy it is to communicate with people all around the world. Today more than ever, it’s so easy to keep up with friends and family who live far away and to stay up to date on news around the world. Phones and computers have apps and programs that are incredibly helpful for everyone from small business owners to students working on school projects to grandparents trying to stay in touch with their grandchildren (and everyone in between).   But as we get more and more attached to our phones, we might also be missing out on some benefits that we can get from not being connected all the time. It’s not easy – turning your phone off or getting off social media, even for a little bit, or not answering a text message right away. We’re so used to having everything at our fingertips in an instant through our phones and computers and tablets that it can be difficult to step away from it.   There are several benefits to taking a step back though, whether it’s for a long period of time or less than a day. To start, putting away screens before bed has been shown to help you sleep better – the bright light of your phone or computer tricks your body into thinking that it’s still daytime, and therefore makes it harder for you to fall asleep.  ...
Thinking About an Abortion in Ft. Worth Checklist

Thinking About an Abortion in Ft. Worth Checklist

If you’re staring at a positive pregnancy test and freaking out [and NOT in a good way!], you may be feeling like you need to just get this taken care of, and F-A-S-T. We’ve put together a checklist for women seeking abortion in Ft. Worth so you have an action plan if you’re considering all of the options available to you. So, take a deep breath, slow down for a few minutes to read our tips, and know that we totally have you covered! Lab-quality pregnancy testing—Let’s chat about that at-home pregnancy test that you took. While you may have grabbed the bargain one from the dollar store or the high-end one from the pharmacy, there is no substitute for having a lab-quality test administered by a licensed medical professional. Isn’t your peace of mind worth checking out our free pregnancy testing services with the best pregnancy tests available? Limited ultrasound exams— A positive pregnancy test does not signify a viable pregnancy. Women have had positive tests that still result in a miscarriage.  The way to know if the pregnancy is viable is through an ultrasound, performed by a medical professional.  If there is not a viable pregnancy, our medical team will alert you to the signs of a miscarriage and how to care for yourself. This prevents you from paying for and undergoing an unnecessary abortion procedure. Our trained staff can provide you a no-cost ultrasound, allowing you determine your next steps based upon this important information. STI/STD testing services— When you’re putting your abortion plan together, after you’ve confirmed your pregnancy and that it’s viable (meaning that it...
Overcoming First Day Jitters

Overcoming First Day Jitters

Whether it’s your first day of college, your first day at a new job, or something in between, it’s common to feel more than a little nervous. We’re constantly being reminded of the importance of first impressions, so it’s perfectly normal to worry about things going wrong when starting something new.   But just because it’s common doesn’t mean that you have to suffer through it! While there’s no surefire way to completely ease any first day nerves, there are a few things you can do to help yourself feel more confident and ready for what lies ahead.   Be prepared. This can cover a lot of different things, from gathering any papers or information you’ll need to knowing where to go and at what time. Having everything ready and planned out ahead of time can do a lot to ease your worries and help you feel more confident. Dress for success (and comfortably). While you should try to abide by any dress code or suggestions that you’re given, wear something that you are comfortable in if possible. You’ll be less likely to fidget with your clothes if it’s an outfit that you’ve worn before and you’ll focus less on your appearance and more on the task ahead of you. Take a drive. Or a walk, or a bus ride – you get the idea. If possible, see how long it will take you to get from your home to wherever you need to go, especially at the time of day when you’ll be traveling. Not only will you be more familiar with the route, especially if it’s one...
The Importance of Stretching Yourself

The Importance of Stretching Yourself

We’ve all heard it before – if you aren’t challenging yourself, you aren’t growing. It’s easy to hear advice like that and brush it off as unimportant, or just not true. But pushing yourself and breaking out of your comfort zone is incredibly beneficial. It’s important to take risks, even if it’s scary, to help us grow as people.   Everyone has their own comfort zone, whether it’s big or small, and what’s inside your comfort zone is different from everyone else’s – but what’s common to most people is the fear of leaving that comfort zone. We get set in a routine – work, school, family time, hobbies or extracurriculars – and become afraid to step outside it. And the longer we stay rooted in that routine, the more difficult it is to make a change or to take a risk. But risks, where appropriate, can be good for us and can help us grow.   Whether it’s taking a class outside your major, or taking on a project at work that you know will challenge you, it’s important to push yourself in both small ways and big ways. That class that’s outside your major? Maybe it’s really hard, but it could spark your interest in something new. That work project that you worked so hard on? Maybe you learned a new skill or improved in some area related to your job that you can use in the future.   The satisfaction that comes from making a change or taking a risk (however small) would be reason enough, but every time you try something new you also learn...
3 Easy Ways to Know If Ft. Worth Pregnancy Center Is Right for You

3 Easy Ways to Know If Ft. Worth Pregnancy Center Is Right for You

You have taken multiple at–home pregnancy tests, and they’re all positive.  Our lab-quality pregnancy tests facilitated by our licensed medical professionals are sure to give you the most accurate results, all at no charge to you!  You are feeling overwhelmed and strongly considering abortion in Ft. Worth.  It’s normal to be overcome with a mix of emotions and questions after you find out you’re pregnant when you really just don’t want to be. Our highly-trained staff can help walk through those emotions and questions with you.  You are looking for high-quality options counseling with licensed medical professionals and low or no-cost services.   You deserve the very best care! With our pro-woman services, you can receive excellent care in a clean, professional environment that you can trust, without breaking the bank.   The Fort Worth Pregnancy Center is here to provide you with the information and support you need to make an informed decision about your unplanned pregnancy — But first, find out if you’re even pregnant! ...
Holiday season is officially here and in full force!

Holiday season is officially here and in full force!

Shopping for Christmas gifts can be a daunting mission, but sometimes it helps to keep it simple. A Christmas present should first and foremost be thoughtful and personal, it doesn’t need to be expensive and grand. Homemade gifts crafted with care are sometimes the best way to convey the spirit of Christmas! Here are some timeless and ageless DIY classics: Framed photos – to make this more personal, you can frame them in a hand-painted wooden frame. Also, on the topic of photos… Photo coasters – instead of framing the pictures and sticking them on a shelf, you can decorate the photos on coasters, so they are more practical! Knitted scarf and matching socks! Canvas quote – paint their favorite quote on a canvas – or, if you’re not a painter, go to Michael’s and get some stencils or adhesives. Pumpkin chocolate chip bread, homemade Chex Mix, or another holiday loaf or treat will make a great gift. Gift basket – arrange assorted odds and ends in a cute basket – it can be anything from old memories and keepsakes to candy and lotions. Homemade soap or face scrub – there are lots of easy and fun recipes for making sweet-smelling and cleansing soaps or scrubs which make excellent quality, all-natural gifts without paying for the “organic” label. Recipe book – especially between sisters or for people who love to cook, putting together a collection of family and famous recipes in a scrapbook is always a favorite! Sharpie mugs – get a white mug from the dollar store, and personalize it with sharpies! Write them a love letter –...