The Importance of “Putting Your Mask on First.”

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first_imgAs a caregiver do you ever feel overwhelmed, stressed, or exhausted?Often, caregivers spend so much of their day taking care of others that they eventually stop taking care of themselves properly.It is stressed to family caregivers to take care of themselves, because they won’t be able to take care of others if they are not taking care of themselves. Although this makes sense logically, many caregivers still struggle with self-care. The guilt of putting yourself first, even for an hour a day, can discourage caregivers from continuing the practice of self-care.When speaking to military service providers at Fort Bliss in Texas, self-care seemed to be a common theme or issue when speaking of caregivers. Watch the video below as Monica Lawson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker from the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic in William Beaumont Army Medical Center, shares her thoughts on self-care.What do you do for self-care?What suggestions do you have for family caregivers who struggle with self-care?This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on November 25, 2016.last_img

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British firm to advise Energy Dept on Payara oil field development

first_imgHaving evaluated 11 Expressions of Interest (EOI) from international firms to provide technical support to the Department of Energy as it seeks to manage Guyana’s oil and gas sector, one British firm has emerged on top.According to a statement from the Department on Tuesday, Bayphase Geologists, Engineers and Investment Analysts Limited (or for short, Bayphase Ltd) emerged from the evaluation as the highest-ranked firm.It is understood that they were invited to submit a technical and financial proposal as part of the process. According to the Department, the consultancy is to provide support to the Energy Department as it handles the Project Development Evaluation of the Payara oil field.Map showing the location of the Payara fieldThe Department also said that the Procurement Plan of the Guyana Petroleum Resources Governance and Management Project (GPRGMP) and the Procurement Method of Consultant’s Qualifications Selection (CQS) was followed in evaluating the firm.Afterwards, both the evaluation report and the recommendation for contract award were approved by the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB). It was explained by the Department that the contract commenced December 30, 2019, and will last for 4 months.“Under this consultancy, Bayphase will provide advisory services and technical support to the Government of Guyana through the Department of Energy (DE) as Guyana seeks to rapidly build out its in-house technical capacity. The project covers such areas as an in-depth review of the Payara field development plan (FDP), environmental impact assessment (EIA) and supporting documents.”“It also includes on-the-job training for Guyanese and preparation of draft national FDP guidelines. Amongst beneficiaries of training from Bayphase will be the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Energy (DE) and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission Petroleum Division (GGMC-PD),” the Department also said.The Department has been under criticism regarding its sloth in developing key pieces of policy for the oil and gas sector. According to them, however, this consultancy is expected to help to advance their efforts to build capacity.They were also hopeful that it would help to level the playing field between regulators and State agencies and the more experienced international oil companies operating in Guyana’s oil and gas sector.According to its website, Bayphase has experience in-field development planning, resource auditing and valuation; cost auditing and estimates, reservoir modelling and strategic studies. When it comes to field development planning, they list Libya, Sudan, Seychelles, India and Indonesia as some of the places where they have worked.So far, Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL, Exxon’s local subsidiary) has now made 15 oil finds in the Stabroek Block over 100 miles offshore Guyana, including four for this year.Last year, the company made five discoveries. These discoveries have pushed the total estimated recoverable barrels of oil equivalent to over six billion. In addition, Exxon is moving ahead with its Liza Phase Two project, which will contain approximately 30 wells.The Liza Destiny, Guyana’s first Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel, arrived in Guyana’s waters at the end of August. The vessel will play a key role in oil production.The oil giant has said that pending Government approvals and project sanctioning of a third development, production in the Payara field north of the Liza discoveries could start as early as 2023, reaching an estimated 220,000 barrels of oil per day.last_img

‘Dispirited, lacking belief and no fight’ – Gray’s brutal assessment of QPR under Redknapp

first_imgAndy Gray has delivered a damning assessment of Queens Park Rangers’ performances under Harry Redknapp this season.The Hoops head into the international break bottom of the Premier League having won just one of their opening seven games.“I have to say some of the performances I have seen from them this season are not the kind of performances you associate with a Harry Redknapp team,” said Gray, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“They look dispirited and they look lacking in belief and fight. All the things that should come naturally to a footballer, they are not there at QPR.”Redknapp, whose future at Loftus Road is now being called into question, claimed his players were lacking fitness after they went down 2-0 at West Ham on Sunday.But Gray says, if that is the case, the 67-year-old has only himself to blame.“He is responsible for their fitness,” said the former Scotland star. “Harry is the manager; he sets down the guidelines for the fitness.“If they are not fit now, at the beginning of October, then somebody has been doing something wrong at the club.”last_img

‘Rodgers will be gone by November’ – Liverpool fans fume after PL fixture list is released

first_img Brendan Rodgers It may only seem like a matter of minutes since the last Premier League campaign drew to a close, but the fixtures for next season have already been released.Premier League 2015-16 fixtures in full: Every team, every gameLiverpool endured a disappointing end to the previous season following an embarrassing 6-1 defeat to Stoke City and have been handed another trip to the Britannia Stadium on the opening day.No pressure then, Brendan Rodgers.The Reds face an altogether tricky start given that their first five games also includes a trip to both the Emirates Stadium and Old Trafford.A kinder festive period has been handed to the Merseysiders, but the club’s run in isn’t exactly going to be a picnic.talkSPORT has the best reaction to Liverpool’s full fixture list below.. 1last_img

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