Health Screenings for Women

By Roz Jones

As a woman, taking your health seriously is of the utmost importance. One way to do this is to get routine screenings that look at various aspects of your health, from your blood pressure and cholesterol, to your stamina and physical health. Here are some of the more important health screenings women need to get. 

Blood Pressure and Cholesterol

These are two simple screenings that everyone should get done regularly, including if you are a woman. In fact, women often have a higher risk for heart disease and other cardiovascular conditions, so you should start these tests around age 18-20. Your doctor may request to perform the test each year if you are at a high risk, or do them every few years when you go in for routine blood work. Both blood pressure and cholesterol can affect your heart health and overall health, so don’t skip this one.

Breast Screenings

As a woman, one of the most risky cancers for you is breast cancer. While men can get breast cancer, most people who get this type of cancer are women. You should get various types of breast screenings to look for signs of cancer. The first is a basic type of breast exam, where the doctor or nurse will look for signs of bumps or lumps on your breast, including examining your armpits and areolas for irregular patterns or colors. You should also get a mammogram each year starting between 40 and 50 years old, according to your doctor’s guidelines.

I’ll continue the discussion of women’s health next week!

It’s here, I am so excited to share a new caregiver app called Circleof….This app will allow you to surround yourself with resources and experts from your community including ME!!!! As you are looking through the app, you will see my familiar face. I’m excited about this partnership and new ways to support you as you support your loved one. Here’s the link so you can explore the app. I would love your feedback and spread the word by sharing the link to family and friends.

Medicare Open Enrollment starts October 15th!

Navigating the Medicare Open Enrollment process can be confusing and difficult your first time, and I want to help out! For caregivers and their loved ones who are in need of advice and help planning their Medicare enrollment, I’m offering a discounted counseling session for just $97 through the end of October! Go to https://rozjonesent.com to sign up!

Interested in making your own contribution to the Caregiver Cafe? There are guest blog spots open for October, November, and December. Email assistrozjones@gmail.com for more info!

Visit http://www.rozjonesent.com for more information on addressing mental health as a caregiver and check out my upcoming book!

Be Tough, Guard The Fruits Of Your Hard Labor pt 2

By Roz Jones

Last week, I shared some tips for protecting your finances, the fruits of your hard work. Here are some more ideas to build on those! Check out part one here.

Make wise financial decisions.

“I just can’t miss that deal” or “This is something I have to try because so and so is doing it” are some of the things you need to avoid to guard your money and make it go further. So, learn to make wise money decisions. Understand how money works and invest in making it work for you. Don’t make your decisions based on what a close friend, neighbor, or co-worker is doing. Know what you want to do with your profits. Make smart choices and say NO to what doesn’t suit your financial goals.

Don’t compromise where you mustn’t. 

One of the most difficult things to do is to turn down a friend or loved one who needs your financial assistance. However, it is something you have to do if what they are asking takes you off-budget or if it is something you can’t afford. 

So, if a friend comes to you and says “I have a brilliant business idea. Can you invest in it?” “There is a 30% discount on that car that I’ve always wanted. Can you loan me some money?”, say “I’m afraid I can’t help you with that” and don’t feel guilty about it. 

Guarding the fruits of your hard labor means being tough on yourself as well as your loved ones. So, don’t compromise where you mustn’t. A good friend will understand why you can’t do ABC and not judge you for it. 

The way you guard your profits or gains determines how far you go with your finances. So, be careful how you handle the fruits of your hard work. Always plan ahead and know how you are going to spend your money, what you are going to spend it on, and how you are going to save. 

Be tough on yourself. Don’t go off-budget just because you want to keep up with your friends, neighbors, or co-workers. Remember how hard you fought to reach your financial goals and how hard you still need to fight to ensure your profits don’t go to waste.

Protect your earnings by setting goals and ensure they don’t go to waste by opening a savings account, having a budget, making wise money decisions, and saying NO when you should. 

It’s here, I am so excited to share a new caregiver app called Circleof….This app will allow you to surround yourself with resources and experts from your community including ME!!!! As you are looking through the app, you will see my familiar face. I’m excited about this partnership and new ways to support you as you support your loved one. Here’s the link so you can explore the app. I would love your feedback and spread the word by sharing the link to family and friends.

Medicare Open Enrollment starts October 15th!

Navigating the Medicare Open Enrollment process can be confusing and difficult your first time, and I want to help out! For caregivers and their loved ones who are in need of advice and help planning their Medicare enrollment, I’m offering a discounted counseling session for just $97 through the end of October! Go to https://rozjonesent.com to sign up!

Interested in making your own contribution to the Caregiver Cafe? There are guest blog spots open for October, November, and December. Email assistrozjones@gmail.com for more info!

Visit http://www.rozjonesent.com for more information on addressing mental health as a caregiver and check out my upcoming book!

Medicare Open Enrollment Starts This Week!

Medicare open enrollment starts October 15th, and runs until December 7th! Take a look at these tips to be ready to enroll.

Check your mail. You may get important notices from Medicare or Social Security. If you’re in a Medicare plan, you’ll get an Annual Notice of Changes (ANOC) telling you of any changes in coverage, costs, or service area. Note any 2022 changes to your health coverage or any extra help you may get to pay for prescription drugs.
You may also get brochures and other marketing materials from insurance companies that offer Medicare health and prescription drug plans. Remember — plans aren’t allowed to call or come to your home without an invitation from you.

Think about your Medicare coverage needs for 2022. Carefully review your current Medicare coverage, and note any upcoming changes to your costs or benefits. Decide if your current Medicare coverage will meet your needs for the year ahead. If you like your current coverage, and it’s still available for 2022, you don’t need to take any action to keep it.

Preview 2022 health and prescription drug plans. You can use the official medicare.gov site to compare your current Medicare plan to others, and see prices based on any help you get with drug costs.

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Navigating the Medicare Open Enrollment process can be confusing and difficult your first time, and I want to help out!

For caregivers and their loved ones who are in need of advice and help planning their Medicare enrollment, I’m offering a discounted counseling session for just $97 through the end of October!

Go to https://rozjonesent.com to sign up!

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It’s here, I am so excited to share a new caregiver app called Circleof….This app will allow you to surround yourself with resources and experts from your community including ME!!!! As you are looking through the app, you will see my familiar face. I’m excited about this partnership and new ways to support you as you support your loved one. Here’s the link so you can explore the app. I would love your feedback and spread the word by sharing the link to family and friends.

Interested in making your own contribution to the Caregiver Cafe? There are guest blog spots open for October, November, and December. Email assistrozjones@gmail.com for more info!

Visit http://www.rozjonesent.com for more information on addressing mental health as a caregiver and check out my upcoming book!

Be Tough, Guard The Fruits Of Your Hard Labor

By Roz Jones

How many times have you thought “Where did all my money go” after working hard on that project and making great profits? Probably countless times. A lot of people work extra hard, make sacrifices, and put in extra hours at work, only to fail to use their money wisely. They fail to manage their finances well and end up right where they began.

Recognize that managing your finances wisely is as important as waking up earlier than everyone else, putting in extra hours, and working hard to reach your money goals and guard the fruits of your hard work. 

Guarding and protecting your earnings ensures you continue reaching your aims and moving forward. So, don’t neglect it.

5 Steps to Take to Ensure Your Hard-Earned Money Does Not Go to Waste.

  1. Plan ahead. 

   The most effective way of guarding your money and ensuring your hard work does not go to waste is planning. So, what do you intend to do with your earnings? How are you planning to save, spend, or invest? Having a plan in place while working toward your goals will make it easier for you to spend your money right. This is because when you know you are going to do ABC with what you make and save such and such an amount, your profits won’t go to waste. Therefore, come up with a plan, implement it, and stick to it when the money comes. 

  1. Plan to save. 

   Another smart way of protecting the fruits of your hard work is saving what you earn. So, before spending or thinking about how you are going to spend your money, know how much you can save. Make it a point to set aside a certain amount of what you earn weekly or monthly. Avoid withdrawing from your savings account when “an emergency” comes. Be tough on yourself and only use that money when real emergencies come and you genuinely don’t have another option. 

  1. Have a budget and stick to it.

   You will only effectively guard and enjoy the fruits of your labor by having a budget and sticking to it. So, avoid purchasing everything that catches your eye or spending money just because you can afford to. Remember how hard you worked to be where you are and keep an eye on your spending habits. Avoid impulse buying by tracking your finances and having a monthly budget. A budget will keep you on track and ensure you don’t overspend or throw money down the drain.

Check back later this week for the last few steps in guarding the fruits of your labor!

It’s here, I am so excited to share a new caregiver app called Circleof….This app will allow you to surround yourself with resources and experts from your community including ME!!!! As you are looking through the app, you will see my familiar face. I’m excited about this partnership and new ways to support you as you support your loved one. Here’s the link so you can explore the app. I would love your feedback and spread the word by sharing the link to family and friends.

Medicare Open Enrollment starts October 15th!

Navigating the Medicare Open Enrollment process can be confusing and difficult your first time, and I want to help out! For caregivers and their loved ones who are in need of advice and help planning their Medicare enrollment, I’m offering a discounted counseling session for just $97 through the end of October! Go to https://rozjonesent.com to sign up!

Interested in making your own contribution to the Caregiver Cafe? There are guest blog spots open for October, November, and December. Email assistrozjones@gmail.com for more info!

Visit http://www.rozjonesent.com for more information on addressing mental health as a caregiver and check out my upcoming book!

Common Self-Love Obstacles People Face pt 2

By Roz Jones

When you are trying to practice self-love, there will be a few obstacles along the way, which can derail your progress if you aren’t prepared. Being aware of common obstacles can allow you to put preventative measures in place. So, let’s look at some more of the most common obstacles caregivers and others may face when trying to practice more self-love.

Needing to be perfect

Perfectionism is a major obstacle to self-love. While a little perfectionism can be a good thing, especially in business, it can also lead to disappointment, frustration, and unhappiness. 

When you feel like everything must be perfect, you will be devastated when you fall short. Try and let go of your need for perfection. Understand where your need for perfection comes from. Try to identify triggers so you can set up some preventative measures. Remember, nobody is perfect, not even you!

Not understanding how to love yourself

The biggest barrier to self-love is not understanding how to love yourself. Many people don’t fully understand what self-love means. They mistakenly think it is about doing things you want to do, rather than what you need.

Self-love isn’t just about treating yourself; it is about making sure you are truly fulfilling your needs. For example, if you want to lose weight, indulging in junk food isn’t going to help, even though it might be bringing temporary joy. Instead, a healthier diet and exercise routine is considered a form of self-love, as it helps you to become healthier and fulfils the body’s needs.

These are just some of the common obstacles to self-love we should all be aware of. Awareness grants you the ability to overcome them. Finding people you trust and who build you up is a big part of being able to practice self-love. However, it’s important to be your own personal cheerleader too. Don’t forget that to love and care for our loved ones, we must first love and care for ourselves!

It’s here, I am so excited to share a new caregiver app called Circleof….This app will allow you to surround yourself with resources and experts from your community including ME!!!! As you are looking through the app, you will see my familiar face. I’m excited about this partnership and new ways to support you as you support your loved one. Here’s the link so you can explore the app. I would love your feedback and spread the word by sharing the link to family and friends.

Medicare Open Enrollment starts October 15th!

Navigating the Medicare Open Enrollment process can be confusing and difficult your first time, and I want to help out! For caregivers and their loved ones who are in need of advice and help planning their Medicare enrollment, I’m offering a discounted counseling session for just $97 through the end of October! Go to https://rozjonesent.com to sign up!

Interested in making your own contribution to the Caregiver Cafe? There are guest blog spots open for October, November, and December. Email assistrozjones@gmail.com for more info!

Visit http://www.rozjonesent.com for more information on addressing mental health as a caregiver and check out my upcoming book!