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June 20th, 2008

Home Business Owners, Too, Have “Down” Times

“Life happens,” someone has said. No matter how hard we try, there are “down” times. These may not be full fledged bouts of depression, simply what we used to call “the blues,” when it was difficult to be enthusiastic, even a business you basically enjoy.
I’ve frequently noticed that Anna at Widow’s Quest […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

June 6th, 2008

Fun Friday Post: Weigh More, Pay More To Fly & Save The Planet

Has this become a trend? Criticism of those who weigh more, as emphasized through a so-called test or mock ad about the advantages of flying with Derrie-Air Airlines? Overweight people apparently are now not just endangering their health, they’re endangering the planet, according to this spoof.
This tongue-in-cheek fake ad has caused a flurry […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

May 31st, 2008

New Health Care Blog at b5’s Business Channel

Health care has been a popular topic during the presidential primary campaigns this year and on the minds of the voters.  Where do the candidates stand on the various issues, we wonder. 
To keep you informed about the inside info on the health care industry, you now have Health Care Insiders at b5media. Written by Jennifer Hinkel […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

April 5th, 2008

Productivity - From The Home Biz Notes Vaults

My co-blogger, Mary Emma Allen highlights the link between health and productivity in 5 Tips For Taking Care Of Yourself As A Business Owner.
April is productivity month at Home Biz Notes, so I’ve gathered together some of our best productivity related posts. I was interested to note the link between productivity, work life balance and […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 2 comments

April 5th, 2008

5 Tips for Taking Care of Yourself As A Business Owner

 Take time to think of your own health as you keep busy with your home business. 
Sometimes the physical and emotional strain you endure as you try to balance family along with business and financial concerns can put a strain on your health.   Here are 5 simple tips to get you started.
*Take time to relax midst your […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

January 25th, 2008

Keep Your Sense Of Humor In The Midst of Daily Routine

  This has nothing to do with anything…except to remind us we need to keep our sense of humor in the midst of our daily routine, chaos, and challenges.  Take a few minutes each day to smile, to grin, to laugh.
Sometimes friends send you endless e-mails that seem senseless and a waste of time.  However, I have one […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

January 4th, 2008

Mary Emma Allen Interviewed at Breaking the Mirror


Sometimes various facets of our lives seem material for interviews and evolve into ways we can help others. Here at b5media, we meet many bloggers with whom we find interests in common. This may lead to guest posts and interviews.
Angelique, host at Breaking the Mirror, a b5media blog about eating disorders, interviewed me for her […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

January 2nd, 2008

Healthy Eating - Sometimes Challenging For The Home Business Owner

So often it’s difficult to think about healthy eating and have time to prepare the meals we should when we get caught up in our home business demands.
*We forget to eat well ourselves.
*If there are children in the household, we may get too busy to make sure their diet is always well balanced, although we […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 3 comments

December 18th, 2007

Healthy Eating During The Holiday Season For The Home Business Owner

So often it’s difficult to stay on track with healthy eating during the holiday season.   What we eat may affect how we feel and thus how we deal with our customers, with stress, and with our family.  In other words, when we’re trying to balance too many plates in the air, we may lose sight […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

January 21st, 2007

Health Insurance - a Concern for Home Business

Affordable health insurance becomes a huge concern for home based businesses or the self-employed business person. Generally you must come up with your own health care insurance, unless you or your spouse has it at another place of employment.
When you leave your employment to concentrate full time on your home business, you most likely […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment