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Archives for October, 2013

Caregiver

Dangerous Places: Movies, Malls & Classrooms?!

Danger and Horror have a way of deeply imprinting memories in our mind.

I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing

rocking and nursing my (1 month) brand-new baby boy L-P. Usually, when engaged in this activity of privilege: feeding and comforting our baby, the TV was off! (Talking, singing, reading, music was on!)

However, this was not a usual day and for whatever unusual reason, the TV was ,

I heard the horrific Columbine...
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Achievalbe

Obvious Truth!

Weather affects us. DUH! An Obvious Truth.

"If you live in a country like Sweden, with five, six months of snow, and the sun disappears totally for like two months, that would be reflected in the work of artists," he said. "It's definitely in the Swedish folk music, you can hear it in the Russian folk songs, you can hear in the music from Jean Sibelius or Edvard Grieg from Norway, you can see...
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Achievalbe

80 Reasons For Happiness

OOPS! I almost

about my 80 Reasons For Happiness today, Saturday, September 19, 2013.

Ever get soooooo busy that time flies soooooooooo fast your head spinsssss?!

(My head is spinning so much I have a slight headache.)

1 week of time living/learning = 7 days + 1 day/next day no. 8…buying out time for stopping/reflecting/meditating/recording/listing/ruminating/appreciating: HAPPINESS FACTORS/CONTRIBUTORS do multiply…no matter what the unexpected weekly circumstance(s) or weather (fleeting/changing emotional climate or otherwise).

*Please Note: This...
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kids

Halloween 2013

Are You getting ready for Halloween Twenty Thirteen? Halloween is a favorite holiday for some.

Did You know? Halloween is a worldwide multi-billion dollar industry!

Imagine the combined commercial interests/(monies) of all popular holidays; staggering figures for sure.

I had relatives who lived in Salem, Massachusetts and that's one town that goes all out. Celebrating all month long and then some. "Much of the city's cultural identity is reflective of its role as the location of the...
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Caregiver

Confessions Of A Caregiver

Confessions. An attracting or repulsing concept.

Blog description: A potentially playful truth or dare post IF you will.

Who hasn't made a confession?? Who hasn't played truth or dare??

What are you playing??

Doesn't everybody/somebody have "something" to confess or own up to or admit to or hide??

Some of us carry around weighty or light secrets (benign or malignant) we believe only we know. You must be carrying a secret, right??

Yes, certain professions require discretion, confidentiality, secrecy and/or responsibility...
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Achievalbe

72 Reasons For Happiness!

HOWDY & HOORAY!

Today is October 11, 2013. The observant/Awake Reader(s) among You may have noticed already: this cumulative list of 8 things rotates every 8 days.

1 week of time living/learning = 7 days + 1 day/next day no. 8…buying out time for stopping/reflecting/meditating/recording/listing/ruminating/appreciating: HAPPINESS FACTORS/CONTRIBUTORS do multiply…no matter what the unexpected weekly circumstance(s) or weather (fleeting/changing emotional climate or otherwise).

*Please Note: This on-going (at times non-thematic, random or poetic) list/reasons is...
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Partners In Wellness with Joan Winifred

World Mental Health Day: Show Respect For GrandMa & GrandPa!

No matter the challenge/test/threat to our: Mental health and wellness, physical health and wellness, emotional health and wellness and/or spiritual health and wellness--(we may be enduring or encountering on a daily basis)...Life and living is still a GIFT!

A gift to treasure, protect, care for, appreciate and RESPECT.

Hey IF it weren't for old/aged/vintage/senior Grandma & Grandpa--we wouldn't be alive or here, huh?!

Thinking...
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compassion

How To Stay Out Of Trouble: 5 Helpful Insights

Who really wants trouble?!? Do You?! (I don't!)

Friendly reminder: True excitement and real adventure need not take the form of trouble.

Be honest. Does trouble bring wellness, happiness and peacefulness to our lives?!

Most of us (or the wiser/more experienced/learned among us) would want to avoid trouble or limit its presence.

Most of us want wellness, happiness and peacefulness in abundant measure.

Yes,...
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