Teresa’s Turn Retaining Sense

Teresa’s Turn Retaining Sense

Teresa’s Turn Retaining Sense

Today we are going to look at the senses and how they are affected by turning older. We will be looking at Teresa’s Turn Retaining Sense. I’m not talking about mental facilities. But your five senses.Fortunately, taste, smell, and touch stay pretty much intact!

So that leaves vision and hearing for us to dig into.

You may have already noticed on your last visit to the eye doctor that your vision is changing.

When you become more mature, not only do your joints stiffen up, but the lenses in your eyes do also. This stiffening of the lenses makes it harder for you to focus your eyes up close.

Teresa's Turn Retaining Sense Glasses and Eye Chart

Fortunately for me, I have found that the older I get, I see better up close without my glasses. Unfortunately, that means I am bad about taking my glasses off to see better. I can’t tell you how many times in the last few months I have “lost” my glasses!

Other Vision Problems

Another problem you may have noticed is that glare becomes increasingly difficult to manage. Also, you may have more and more difficulty with night blindness. Also, problems related to your lenses losing clarity.

Have you ever noticed your eyes itching and you rub across them, only to find it feels hard to rub? Like the eye loses the liquid it once had? This is a condition known as dry eye. Luckily over the counter drops such as No More Tears help tremendously. Restasis is a prescription your doctor might put you on to correct the dry eyes.
Other ways to treat dry eyes are eating a diet higher in fish oil, such as salmon. Or taking an omega-3 fatty acid helps also.

Teresa's Turn Retaining Sense Vision Checked

Do you ever see dark specks or squiggly little lines floating past your eye in your field of vision? Coincidently enough, floaters are the name for these tiny specs of debris in your field of vision. They cast shadows on your retina, which makes them show up more. These little critters are usually harmless. But if you start seeing more and more of them at one time, please contact your eye doctor.

Hearing Loss

The older you become, the more hearing loss may affect your hearing. Hearing loss can be linked to the effects of a noisy environment. More and more the decibel levels screech louder and louder. Not to mention the fact that many of us did our hearing no favor by blasting our music when we were teens!

Take care of your hearing.

Teresa's Turn Retaining Sense Hearing Checked

Have it checked regularly and your ears checked by your doctor for infections or other things that could damage your precious hearing. Hearing aids are much smaller now than what they use to be. If your hearing loss becomes too great, hearing aids can always be used to help improve it.

Teresa's Turn Retaining Sense Hearing Aid

Metabolism

Lastly, let’s talk about metabolism and aging. Although taste may or may not be affected by our age, metabolism is. Did you realize that your metabolism slows down %5 every 10 years? No wonder it is harder and harder to take off pounds the older we get!

Staying as active as possible and slowly cutting back on calories helps prevent you from gaining too much weight. Also, be sure to eat nutrient-dense food like whole grains, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, and fish.

Acid Reflux and Constipation

Unfortunately, there is a rather nasty side effect that goes along with a slowing metabolism. Many of use notice that bitter aftertaste that we get after a meal. More commonly known as acid reflux. Also, constipation can be caused by the metabolism slowing down in the digestive tract.

Unfortunately, many people end up on a roller coaster from constipation. They take laxatives to get them going and then have to turn around and take diarrhea pills to get it to stop. Eventually, your body needs the laxatives in order for your colon to function.

The best way to handle constipation is to add fiber to your diet. Also, increase your water supply. The water is what helps you form looser stools. The fiber can also help prevent polyps from forming in your colon. These polyps can develop into cancer so do a regular colonoscopy.

Lactose Intolerance

If you ever hung out at The Olde Malt Shoppe and drank your weight in milkshakes, you may now be reaping the side effects. Your stomach may become bloated and uncomfortable after drinking milk products. In your 50’s your body tends to produce less lactase. This is an enzyme that helps digest the milk.

If you are unable to tolerate lactose, you still may be able to eat yogurt. Yogurt contains active bacterial cultures (probiotics) that can help digest lactose. Nowadays you can find many supplements that are probiotics also.

Hydrochloric Acid

After 60 your body may secrete less hydrochloric acid. This causes a decrease in B12 availability in your body. You can help improve this by eating foods high in Vitamin B12 or taking B12 supplements.

Teresa's Turn Retaining Sense healthy well-balanced diet

So the first thing to do to retain your sense is to eat a healthy well-balanced diet. Drink plenty of water. Exercise and be as active as you are able to. Then if you are still having difficulty, check with your doctor to see if you need vitamin supplements or medications to keep you healthy and feeling fit longer.

Hugs!

Teresa

 

Teresa’s Turn Beyond 50

Teresa’s Turn Beyond 50

Teresa’sTurn Skin Beyond 50

I was reading an article about what to expect in your 50’s and boy was I surprised! It said beyond 50 we can expect better sex, fewer allergies, and a more positive outlook! Wow!

Teresa's Turn Now - woman reading an article about women over 50

I know that the body definitely changes, especially as gravity tends to take its toll. Some of our health tends to decline. Diabetes, high blood pressure, and cholesterol seem to sneak up on you. Sometimes it feels like you are still 17 trapped inside some old person’s body waiting for someone to let you out.

But this beginning of the article intrigued me!

Did You Know That 51% of Americans Think They Look Younger Than Their Age? If you stay active, both physically and mentally, you can keep yourself younger. Unfortunately, not everyone can stay as active as they would like, but simple exercises can be modified to fit your needs. This way you can stay as active as possible. But everyone can do things to help keep their mind mentally stimulated.

The First Place You Usually Notice Changes

Believe it or not, there is some good news! If you need to go to a special occasion, you don’t usually have to worry about having an acne outbreak to ruin your skin! Have you ever wondered why it is that older women don’t get acne like we did in our younger years? It’s because our skin is drying out. This prevents the horrid blemishes from being nearly as common anymore.

Unfortunately, there is a downside to aging. We lose muscle, bone, and fat under the skin, along with changing collagen and elastin. Fine lines and wrinkles pop up it seems overnight. If you have smoked or sunbathed a lot, their appearance is more dramatic.

Teresa's Turn Now - uv damage to skin

Luckily products on the market target these aging problems! The doctor can prescribe medication like retinol to repair damaged skin. Retinol speeds cell turnover. If you purchase antiwrinkle cream like I do, choose products with antioxidants and glycolic acid in them. These promote skin thickening and increase collagen production.

What Is Happening to My Skin Now?

We get “gifted” with lovely little things like age spots and skin tags when we get beyond 50. Age spots, also known as liver spots, appear as small dark areas on your face, hands, shoulders, and arms. Basically anywhere the sun touches your skin. Be sure you use your sunscreen and avoid the sun when possible!

Teresas Turn Now - age spots

Age spots are usually harmless but keep an eye out for any changes with them. Why do you get them? The ultraviolet light of the sun, unfortunately, causes the production of melanin to increase. When this melanin starts to appear, it produces in high concentrations. Yes, tanning beds and tanning lamps add to this problem also.

Skin tags, or hanging moles as we call them, are usually benign. They can be totally aggravating and unsightly. A dermatologist can remove them if need be.

What Happens to My Skin After 60?

You may have noticed what we call spider veins appearing on your cheeks, nose, chin, and legs, but there is nothing to worry about. These are just dilated superficial blood vessels, also known as telangiectasias. The doctor zaps them with a laser. The laser destroys the blood vessels that are just right under the skin. There is no scarring in this process.

A common practice people have done to remove wrinkles is Botox or fillers that can be injected. Whenever I think of Botox I always think of the movie “Christmas with the Kranks” starring Tim Allen where he gets the Botox. I will never forget laughing so hard when he is trying to eat and it keeps spilling out of his mouth!

 

Well, I was sure looking forward to reading the part of the article that talked about things getting better!  This means we shall have to keep reading until we discover those parts!  I look forward to seeing you back here as we discover all things about being over 50!

Teresa's Turn Now - woman over 50 happy and looking forward to life

 

Hugs!

Teresa

What Is Digital Marketing?

Marketing Broader Than Internet Marketing

What is Digital Marketing and how is it different from Internet Marketing?  They would appear to be the same thing.  But there is a major difference between the two types of Marketing.

As you can tell from the name Internet Marketing, this Marketing is done on the Internet, or online.  Whereas, Digital Marketing may include podcasts as well as offline marketing.

Did you realize that more people are online now than they were in 2005?  That was only 12 years ago!  Even how people shop has changed drastically!  This is the reason that some businesses in local malls have shut down. “People would rather shop from their computer or their phone.

woman using internet to shop online

Marketing has always been where you connected with your audience.  Now, you meet the audience where they are.  For example, if you are looking to connect with a woman into yoga and a healthy diet, you would probably look for her on Pinterest.  If you are looking for a group of people who are in the same industry as you,  then you would check out Facebook or LinkedIn.

Digital Marketing has a huge number of assets and tactics.

There are quite a number of Digital Marketing Assets.

  • Your website
  • Blog posts 
  • ebooks & white paper
  • Infographics
  • Interactive tools 
  • Social Media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
  • Earned online coverage (PR, Social Media, & reviews)
  • Online Brochures & lookbooks
  • Branding Assets (logos, fonts, etc.)

Digital Tactics

  1. SEO – This is how you optimize your web site so it will rank higher. This increases the amount of traffic to your website.
  2. Content Marketing – This is where you create and advertise your content.   It also targets growth, lead generation or customers.
  3. Inbound Marketing – Full funnel approach is used to attract, convert, close and make customers happy by using online content.
  4. Social Media Marketing – You promote your brand on Social Media channels or platforms. By doing this, you increase brand awareness, drive traffic, and bring in traffic for your business.
  5.  Pay-Per-Click (PPC) – The is a way to drive traffic to your website.  You pay a publisher every time your ad is clicked. The most common form of PPC is Google ad.  
  6.   Affiliate Marketing – In this performance-based advertising you get a   commission for promoting someone else’s products or services on your website.
  7. Native Advertising – Advertising, mainly content led, that is featured on a platform along with non-paid content. An example of this is Buzz Feed. Although, a lot of people also consider Facebook and Instagram Advertising to be Native Advertising also.
  8. Marketing Automation – Software with the goal of automating marketing actions.  Many marketing departments already use automatic repetitive tasks. Email, Social Media, and other web site tasks.

  9. Email Marketing – This type of marketing is a way of communicating with your audience. You use email to promote your content, discounts, events, and direct people to your website.

  10. Online PR – Here you practice securing your earned online coverage. You do this by using digital publications, blogs, and other content-based websites. It’s like traditional public relations but it is done online.

    Did you know that the Guinness Book of World Records was actually invented by the Guinness Brewery?  They wanted to sell it to bars so they could settle bar bets with it!  It first appeared in 1955.  This is an actual example of PR.

 

What is the difference between Inbound and Outbound Marketing?

With Inbound Marketing, you use your online content to attract your audience to your website. The most powerful type of Inbound Marketing is your blog.  

Outbound marketing puts its messages right in front of the audience in hopes they will buy or subscribe. Examples of these are banner ads that you see placed everywhere.  

Main Benefits of Digital Marketing

Digital Marketing allows you to see your results in real time.

Website Traffic

Digital Marketing uses digital software that analyzes your traffic to your web.

This software sees the exact number of people who have viewed your website, how many pages they visit where they came from, and what device they were using (such as phone, tablet, win 10).  

The Digital Marketing software will help you to decide which channels or platforms are getting more traffic and you want to spend more time with those.  The ones who don’t get that much traffic you will want to spend less time on as it is not generating much traffic.

 

Content Performance and Lead Generation

This benefit measures how many people get involved with content.  It creates qualified leads when downloaded.  When the idea comes to measuring analytics and content performance, are you reminded of high school or college algebra?  Just remember there is software to help you out here!

Attribution Marketing

Identifying trends in how people research and buy your product is another benefit of Digital Marketing.  In marketing, Attribution is the science that decides what media is influencing purchases of your product. It helps you make more informed choices regarding your market strategies.  It also helps you know where you need to work on your marketing.

What Kind of Content Should I Create?

Remember, content should be written for your audience and not for you!  Your audience will need different things at various stages due to their pain point.  First, identify what your audience’s pain point is in regards to your business.  Your content should speak to their need.  It should also help them overcome a challenge.

Content Mapping

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First, you target your reader who will be purchasing your item or using your service.

Next, depends on just how close are they to making this purchase!

Please let me know in the comments below if you enjoyed this post or any questions you have about it.  I will be more than glad to assist you!

Journeying with you into Excellence 

Step by Step

Teresa

 

 

 

 

 

6 Different Types of Social Media Platforms

Who or what is Social Media.

Why do I ask who Social Media is? The following little story will help explain that.

 When my children were all growing up, I was never just Teresa. I was always either Tina’s mom, Michelle’s mom, or Stephen’s mom. It seems you don’t have your own identity. Don’t get me wrong, I love my children more than life itself. But as your children grow up, everyone just sees you as their parent. Do you ever feel that way too?

 It is the same way for Social Media. Although everyone thinks of Social Media by the different platforms, those are not the real definition of Social Media. It has 6 different “children” or types and we shall look at each one separately.

First, let’s look at the definition of Social Media so we can get a better understanding of what it is. 

Social Media is all of the ways people have of interacting with virtual media of communications. This is how people create, share, and exchange ideas and information online. So basically, it is how you are looked at as a mom. It can even be compared to as a large umbrella under which all of its platforms are covered.  

 

6 Different Types of Social Media 

 

1. Collaborative Projects – such as Wikipedia 

2. Blogs and Miniblogs – such as Tumblr and WordPress

3. Content Community – such as youtube

4. Social Networking Sites – such as Facebook

5. Virtual Game Worlds – such as World of Warcraft (WoW)

6. Virtual Social Worlds – Second Life

 So, as you can see there are several different kinds of platforms all linked under the one topic of Social Media. Just like several children for one mom. Each one is different with its own identity but combined they all form the total of Social Media.

Let’s take a quick look at what each platform is and then in future lessons we shall look at each one much more indepth.

 Collaborative Projects

 Wikipedia is like an online dictionary. Many people collaborate or add to the pages to give information to others. So it is actually one big collaborative process. There are many people contributing to Wikipedia and making changes by the hour. That amounts to thousands of new content constantly being added. Maybe you might have contributed to Wikipedia. I would love to hear about it!

 Blogs and Miniblogs

 A blog is a website page that is updated regularly. How often a blog is updated depends on the blogger’s schedule. This can be from once to five times a week. There are thousands of them everywhere! Just looking up a term in google search will usually take you to one or several hundred blogs on the topic. 

Https://teresasturnnow.com is an example of a blog. What is the name of your blog? What is the name of your favorite blog you read?

 Sometimes you don’t have enough time to spend reading a whole blog as they are usually over 1,000 words. So instead, people go to miniblogs. Miniblogs are also known as link blogs or sidebar blogs. They mainly contain links in them with a small amount of written content.

 Content Community

 Content Community, what a long way of saying Youtube. The community went from a few people who watched and commented to anyone posting their own videos. If you want to learn something…check Youtube. There are tons of videos on different tutorials as well as fun stuff! Are you a Grumpy Cat fan?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INscMGmhmX4

 

 Social Networking Sites

 Finally, we come to one of the oldest and most well know Social Media platforms! Facebook. Marc Zuckerberg originally created it in 2004 while he was in college. The original purpose was as a hobby project. Then it made the rounds in the Harvard dorms. By 2006, even adults were now creating their own Facebook page. Facebook is full of information, a place where friends and family can chat, and even fights go on there. Pretty much anything you want to see, and some even you don’t! A lot of times I log onto Facebook to find out what my family is doing. It seems it is much easier to post on there than let just one person know at a time.

 Facebook is a huge platform! If it were a country…it would be larger than China! This is still one of the best places to get and share information. It is also an excellent place for Social Media Marketing. I’d love to connect with you on your Facebook site! 

 Virtual Game Worlds

 Ah yes! The World of Warcraft! Commonly referred to as WoW by gamers. Here is a fun fact…I am also a gamer. Although I don’t pretend to know every character’s stats on every game I have ever played, nor do I know anything about PVP, I enjoy the game for its social value. I have made many different friends all over the world through this game. My son, who was in the Airforce at the time, had me start playing when he had to deploy to England. That way we could spend time together.  

 There are many games and you can play them on public or private servers, the private being free. People all over the world, while vying to kill all kinds of monsters and beasts to save their kingdom, inevitably link up in groups to become friends. I still keep in touch with some friends I met about 6 years ago there and now keep in touch on Facebook. Are you also a gamer or know someone who is?

Virtual Game World picture

 

 Virtual Social Worlds

 Virtual Social Worlds are also known as MMOW or massively multiplayer online worlds. Second Life is such a game. People build avatars or characters or toons on the game representing them or who they want to be. They have their own lives on Second Life. They get to live their own dream life and connect with other people from all over the world.  

 People can even have jobs and make real money on this game. Businesses have even started using it for marketing as it is such a social world and therefore, a great Social Marketing tool! I have wanted to play this game myself…have you?

 So as you see… there are quite a few platforms that come under the heading of Social Media.

This is just a tiny look into the area of Social Media Marketing! Please let me know if you enjoyed this and look forward to more. Also, let me know your favorite type of Social Media Platform.

 

 

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She majored in Industrial Engineering and then she worked a while in the corporate world. When she had her first adorable little girl, she decided she wanted to be a stay-at-home mom so she could raise her children herself.  To me, that is a great inspiration in these days!

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Suzi is married to her wonderful husband John, who helps her out with her business at times.  As well as helping out with the children when need be.  They have 2 beautiful little girls and a 3rd baby on the way.  And yet, she finds time for her students and keeping up with her courses and ebooks that she produces.

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