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Friday, June 12, 2009

Eat Out and Save Money

Whether for business or personal, you can save up to 15% at about 10,000 bars, restaurants and clubs nationally. I found this information while reading the magazine…Business Week Small Business. This FREE opportunity is called Rewards Network
How the program works:

If you're not already a member, just enroll in the program and register your credit or debit card. Then, simply dine out at a participating location when Cashback Rewards are being offered and use your registered card to pay.

There are no additional cards to carry, coupons to print, or numbers to remember. And you can manage your cards and view rewards anytime in your online My Account Center. Neighborhood bistros. Fine-dining restaurants. The hottest bars and clubs. Rewards Network includes thousands of great places throughout the United States and Canada so you'll always find something to suit your tastes.

When you login and search for participating places on this site, you will see helpful information about the establishment as well as when you can earn Cashback Rewards. When you join Rewards Network online today, you'll save up to 15% every time you dine out at participating restaurants, bars and clubs. That's 15% of your entire bill–drinks, tips and tax included!

Your Cashback Rewards(SM) will be credited back to your registered credit or debit card shortly after you dine out. And remember: The level of savings depends on how often you dine out and with which bonuses you participate.

While I was on the Rewards Network Home page, I did a search for my area. I was surprised how many places you can receive discounts at. Do a search for any area to see participating establishments.

Well, I thought I’d just pass this information along. I know a lot people use coupons and a lot who are interested in saving a few bucks here and there. So, here’s another way to save some money, but not have to worry about coupons or looking tacky using a coupon to pay for a business dinner/lunch.

Check it out for yourself...go HERE

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Is Your Glass Always Half Full?

There is a good side to every situation.
View your problems as opportunities.

You cannot have the success without the failures.
Any experience can be transformed into something of value.
Everything depends on the way you look at things.

What are stumbling blocks and defeat before you can be stepping
stones to victory if you remain determined.

In all of your adversities lies the seeds of equivalent advantages.
In every defeat there is a lesson showing you how to win the next time.

When it's dark enough you can see the stars.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Something To Think About

Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

A sharp tongue can cut your own throat.

If you want your dreams to come true, you mustn't oversleep.

Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.

The best vitamin for making friends..... B1.

The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.

The heaviest thing you can carry is a grudge.

One thing you can give and still your word.

You lie the loudest when you lie to yourself
If you lack the courage to start, you have already finished.
One thing you can't recycle is wasted time.
Ideas won't work unless ' You' do.

Your mind is like a functions only when open..

The 10 commandments are not a multiple choice.

The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a lifetime! It is never too late to become what you might have been.

Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right.. Forget about the one's who don't. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.

Something To Think About

'Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.'

A sharp tongue can cut your own throat.

If you want your dreams to come true, you mustn't oversleep.

Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.

The best vitamin for making friends..... B1.

The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.

The heaviest thing you can carry is a grudge.

One thing you can give and still your word.

You lie the loudest when you lie to yourself
If you lack the courage to start, you have already finished.
One thing you can't recycle is wasted time.
Ideas won't work unless ' You' do.

Your mind is like a functions only when open..

The 10 commandments are not a multiple choice.

The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a lifetime! It is never too late to become what you might have been.

Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right.. Forget about the one's who don't. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.

Friday, May 8, 2009

8 Steps to Happiness AND Success

Success and happiness does not just happen by accident. It takes action and planning. Success at any thing you do is the direct result of deliberate planning, conscious effort and calculated decisions.

Happiness needs to be cultivated, prepared for and defended individually. You must learn to set goals that will make you happy.

What does success and happiness mean to you?

Do you?
1. know what you are reaching for.
2. organize your thoughts.
3. provide a guide to follow.
4. enforce commitment.
5. prioritize your goals.
6. think about setting realistic limits.
7. take a moment now to plan for tomorrow.
8. chart your course of action.

From Dr. Susan Mendelsohn an eDiets Contributor, Click HERE to read this great article providing information on how you can obtain happiness and success

Saturday, May 2, 2009


You'll never achieve real success
unless you like what you're doing.
No one has ever succeeded in a line
of endeavor which they did not like.

Your chances of success are directly proportional
to the degree of pleasure you derive from what you do.
If you're in a job you hate, face the fact squarely and get out.

It's better to be a failure in something you love,
than attempting to be a success in something you don't.

Don't set compensation as a goal.
Find the work you love, and the compensation will follow.

The more you love what you are doing,
the more successful it will be for you.

© Copyright 2008
Reproduce freely but maintain Copyright notice.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

A Bag of Cookies

Here's a story to make one think...

A young lady was waiting for her flight in the boarding room of a big airport.

As she would need to wait many hours, she decided to buy a book to spend her time. She also bought a pack of cookies.

She sat down in the chair, in the VIP room of the airport, to rest and read in peace.

Beside the armchair where the pack of cookies lay, a man sat down in the next seat. He opened his magazine and started to read.

When she took out the first cookie, the man took one also. She felt irritated, but said nothing. She just thought…What a nerve! If I was in the mood I would punch him for daring!

For each cookie she took, the man took one. This was infuriating her, but she didn’t want to cause a scene.

When only one cookie remained, she thought…ah, What will this abusive man do now?
Then, the man, taking the last cookie, divided it into half, giving her one half.

Ah, that was too much. She was much too angry now. In a huff, she took her book, her things and stormed to the boarding place.

When she sat down in her seat, inside the plane, she looked into her purse to take her eyeglasses out and to her surprise, her pack of cookies was there. Untouched and unopened!

She felt so ashamed. She realized that she was wrong…She had forgotten that her cookies were kept in her purse.

That man had divided his cookies with her, without feeling angered or bitter.

While she had been angry, thinking that she was dividing her cookies with him. And now there was no chance to explain herself…nor apologize.

There are 4 things you cannot recover:
The stone…after the throw
The word…after it is said
The occasion…after the loss
The time…after it’s gone

Friday, April 24, 2009

Home Money Saving Tips

Now that the warmer weather is just about here, these home money saving tips can help stretch your monthly buget.

If you set your A/C thermostat a little higher during summer months, you'll reduce your cooling costs 3-4% for each degree of adjustment. Changing the temperature from 74°F to 77°F could lower your energy bill by more than 10%.

A whole house fan is a simple and inexpensive method of cooling a house, particularly during times when the humidity levels are not too high.

If you buy a new air conditioner, buy an efficient model that is sized and installed properly.

New air conditioners must have a minimum SEER rating of 13. Be aware of how the SEER rating can affect your energy use.

A properly ventilated home can significantly improve overall comfort levels and also reduce energy costs.

Use kitchen, bath, and other ventilating fans wisely. In just 1 hour, these fans can pull out a houseful of warmed or cooled air. Turn fans off as soon as they have done the job.

Insulate and seal all attic access openings properly.

Caulk and weather-strip doors and windows that leak air. You will be surprised about the amount of energy lost through the cracks and openings in a home.

Crawl spaces can be a significant source of energy loss during both summer and winter, and should be properly insulated.

One of the most cost-effective ways to reduce your energy costs is to reduce the air leakage within your home as much as possible.

When properly selected and installed, windows can help minimize a home's heating, cooling, and lighting costs.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Create a Healthier Environment

Spring is here! Now is the time to declutter your life, get organized and live in a healthier environment. Do the things you need to do and enjoy the most to live a healthier and happier life.

Do you have clutter at home?

Organize one room at a time. Start with anything stacked on the floor and then work up to the things stacked on the surfaces…tables, shelves etc… Before you decide to throw out an item, think about donating the item instead. What is garbage to one person, may be a treasure to another.

Go through your closets, handbags and accessories. If you haven’t worn it in a year, get rid of it. When tackling your dresser drawers, avoid having a ‘junk’ drawer. I can’t seem to get rid of mine! Go through one drawer at a time and discard any items you no longer use.

Having less clutter in your living space, makes for a cleaner, healthier home environment.

Do you have clutter in your life?

List the areas in your life that you have committed your time. Do you enjoy all you have committed to? List which things you enjoy doing and which things add value to your life. Delete the rest or learn to say 'no'.

Planning ahead also makes room in your life. Schedule those annual doctor visits in the beginning of the year. It's not too it now.

Try running all your errands at one time. This will take less time away from you. Scattering them through out the week can just be tiring and may make your schedule each night feel more hectic.

If you commit to a little time to de-clutter your life, you will find you feel healthier with better surroundings, better organization and be more productive.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Get All The Facts About Credit Cards Before You Apply

Have you been touched by our nation's financial crisis? Do you find you are short on cash by the end of the month? If you are thinking now is the time to get a credit card and you are tempted to get one (or another one), please make sure you get ALL the facts about credit cards before you apply for one. Make sure to read ALL the fine print. Know what fees will be associated with that card.

Thinking about balance transfer credit cards? Some cards are offering a 0 interest rate, which might be better if your cards carry a higher rate. Transferring the balance could be a solution and might save you some money each month. But, be aware of the terms. This zero interest could just be an introductory rate and the interest could actually go higher than the cards you currently have. might be a website that can be useful in your search for the best terms on credit cards. This site allows you to comparison shop. It is wise to not just take the first offer that comes your way. Knowledge is power. As a consumer, you want what is best for YOU and this FREE information is there for the taking. Take advantage of the many articles they offer, which provides important information.

For example, I spoke about balance transfer credit cards above, there's an article on How To Find The Best Balance Transfer Credit Card and how this can help you financially. Read the whole article for some worthwhile tips.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Ways To Cut Back On Expenses

It seems more and more people are finding themselves on a tighter budget now a days. Living paycheck to paycheck, with most of their money paying for basics like food, gas and housing.

I believe I have mentioned these saving tips before, but I think it is a perfect time to mention them again. I’m sure if you truly analyzed your monthly spending, you would be able to find ways to cut back and save some money each month.

Some people on budgets fail to recognize what they really need vs. what they want. There is that possibility of saving money if you look at your spending habits and only make purchases on what you need.

If you feel comfortable raising your Homeowners and Auto Insurance deductibles, this could save you additional money. I know most insurance companies gives you a credit if you have multiple policies with them. You could also shop quotes for both insurances. You may be able to find lower insurance than what you already have for an additional savings.

I have made it a point to reduce food waste in my home. I began noticing the amount of food that was being thrown out and it really upset me. The leftovers that usually found their way to the back of the refrig which were forgotten, are now being used for additional meals. I have been doing this for awhile now and I honestly can say I save money each week this way. I also bring lunch to work. The savings by just doing that are alot each week.

You may be able to trim expenses by looking at your cable and cell phone bills. Do you really need those extra cable channels? How about that expensive cell phone plan that includes services you hardly use? If you are in a situation that you are having trouble meeting your more important bills, should you really be paying for those HBO channels? If you have both a land line phone and a cell phone, it may make more sense to delete one of those services. There would be a definite savings there each month.

Another way to cut back on expenses is by paying attention to the sales being offered. Clothing, for example, can take a chunk out of your monthly paycheck. Maybe shopping at a store which is less expensive...meaning you are not paying a higher price because of the 'name' of the store.

If you truly look at where your money is going and make a commitment to trim expenses, you can find ways to cut back and save each month.

Do you have any money saving tips to share?

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


With practice you'll come to a point of competence.
You'll find yourself accomplishing your goals gracefully
and confidently.

It's then that you'll do things that you never dreamed you could do.

You'll discover powers you never knew existed.

If you're prepared, you're able to feel confident.
There can be no great courage when there is no confidence or assurance.
Half the battle is in the conviction that you can accomplish what you undertake.

Confidence doesn't come out of nowhere.
It's the result of constant work and dedication.

© Copyright 2008
Reproduce freely but maintain Copyright notice.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

De-Stress at the Beach

Although Spring is here, the weather is still crisp and chilly. I am so looking forward to the warmer weather. I usually head to the beach where I can de-stress. I lie in the sun while listening to my Ipod and just relax and clear my head. It’s hard to stress about anything while I’m doing this. The sounds of kids playing somewhere in the background, the waves crashing on shore, the smell of the salty air and cotton candy on the boardwalk just takes me away….it feels like I’m floating… not a care or worry.

I feel so refreshed and rejuvenated after the day at the beach. It’s like my mind, body and soul were just cleansed….free of any stress I had experienced during the week. There’s nothing better than a day at my favorite spot on the beach…

Where do you ‘de-stress’ ?

Friday, March 20, 2009


Have you ever watched kids
On a merry-go-round?
Or listened to the rain
Slapping on the ground?

Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight?
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?
You better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.

Do you run through each day
On the fly?
When you ask How are you?
Do you hear the reply?

When the day is done
Do you lie in your bed
With the next hundred chores
Running through your head?
You'd better slow down
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.

Ever told your child,
We'll do it tomorrow?
And in your haste,
Not see his sorrow?

Ever lost touch,
Let a good friendship die
Cause you never had time
To call and say,'Hi'
You'd better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.

When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.
When you worry and hurry through your day,
It is like an unopened gift..
Thrown away.
Life is not a race.
Do take it slower
Hear the music

Before the song is over.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Take A Break

We live such a fast paced life, don't we? Always rushing to and from work, taking care of family, chores etc etc...It seems we never have enough 'time'.

Some people are now faced with financial hardships and might even be losing their jobs caused by the current economic situation, which has created additional stress.

Here's alittle something to just sit for a few minutes and relax. Let you mind release the mental stress.

Take a break. This fun website called lets you unwind. You control the dancing marine animals playing in the calm blue waters...I don't know about you, but when I view water whether it is the ocean, bay, lake or even in a fish tank, I feel relaxed.

The idea behind Shark Break was to raise awareness of marine life conservation and ocean preservation.

So head over to and take a well deserved break. As you move your mouse side to side, up and down...the fish or dolphin or even the shark will playfully dance for you. Enjoy the scenery and take a break!

Chose your dancing animal by clicking HERE

Monday, March 9, 2009

Kids and Their Relationship With The Earth

While over at, I was reading an interesting article about how you can help your child become green and understand their relationship to the earth.

Anyone with children in their home, knows how busy the household is. There never seems to be enough time in a day to do everything. In most households where both parents work it is hard to fit everything in. You come home from work and need to do chores, make dinner, take care of homework etc.., there doesn't seem to be time left over before it's bedtime and then start over. Sound familiar?

Taking a few minutes each night or on the weekends to do the below suggestions, not only will improve the quality time with your kids, but you will be creating lasting memories.

* Have your child plant a seed or help with the garden. Have your kids nurture what they planted and watch it grow.

* Appreciate the beauty that surrounds you and/or listen to what you hear in nature. Stop and listen to the birds singing, look at the rain, the geese flying overhead, the lake, the sunsets.

* Plan a meal or two with your kids. Involve them in the meal preparation. Have them pick out some ingredients. Take them on a special shopping trip to the market.

* Try to have your child spend less time watching TV, being on the Internet or playing video games. Offer other interesting alternatives. Reading a book. offered the idea of reading 50 Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth

* Do some arts and crafts with your child. Use some old buttons and jewelry that you may have laying around.

* Have you ever had a simple conversation about the circle of life with your child? Explain nature. Why do the leaves turn colors? When do deer come out to feed?

* Feel great and be healthy. Be silly. Laugh. Dance around or sing. Do some stretching exercises.

* Make some memories by feeding the animals. Remember as a child you took the crust from the bread or the old bread mom wanted to throw away and you fed the birds? I have this memory. My grandmother and I used to hang out the window and throw the bread. We'd watch the birds hurry to eat it all.

* Get outside. Breathe the air. Do some outdoor activities. Walk the dog together.

How do you teach your children about the earth?

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Freebie Opportunity~Blogging For Moolah

This is something I received courtesy of Netpreneur News.

I am always on the look out to share "freebies", so here's something you can consider a 'free gift'. An ebook called Blogging For Moolah

You will read in detail how to monetize your blog or even start a blog with the intention to make money. There are great tips, ideas and links for you to use.

It's up to you...if you want to make some money through blogging, here's a free opportunity. Do you just sit there and do nothing or take action and learn all you can?

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Make Money Online Taking Pictures

I have come across an unique opportunity and wanted to share the information with you.

Do you have a passion for photography? Or do you find that you are the 'one' in the crowd always with a camera? This opportunity shares with you the information necessary to turn your love of picture taking into money.

When I first started my website,I needed pictures to correspond to my content. You can view some pictures I bought by viewing my website here. I joined istock photo and had to pay for the use of those pictures. I assume all businesses with websites, brochures, newsletter etc, need to do the same thing. You can not simply 'steal' a picture from someone and use it for your own personal or business use.

I have been reading about the demand of amateur photos. I know that if your pictures are accepted at one of these photo sites, there is a chance for your
picture(s) to be bought and then there's an additional chance of repeat sales. That money can quickly add up.

If you think about all the sites on the Internet and all the businesses that are in need of pictures, there is an opportunity here to make some extra money.

The program I am referring to is called Photo Wealth System and it's not free, but I noticed it's only $29.95. That's really not a huge amount of money to spend if the system works.

I have read the landing page and it makes sense to me, so I may be trying this out myself. Read the page yourself and see what you think. Click here This company also lists additional bonuses that come with a purchase.

A home based business can be born for a stay at home mom, college student or anyone wanting extra monthly income. I consider it a fun way to earn some cash, not work.

I immediately thought of the many niches that pictures can be used for...real estate, home and garden, financial and the list goes on and on.

I'd be interested in hearing if anyone who does purchase this system is successful, so we can pass the news on to others. I need to wait until I buy myself a digital camera. I am still in the dark ages using my 35mm, which I can't seem to part with

Friday, February 20, 2009

Learning About File Extensions

I have never before considered myself computer savvy, but over the last two years, I sure have come a long way.

With determination, I have learned all about HTML codes, publishing websites, troubleshoot problems that surface with my computer etc, etc...I find that I do not have to ask a friend for his help as often as I once did. I can now troubleshoot a problem and fix it within a reasonable amount of time.

My new goal is to learn about file extensions. A file extension is at the end of a file name and it describes what kind of file it is. You need different applications to open files based on their file type. You may have trouble opening a file if you do not have the application necessary. Have you ever run into this problem?

I think we are all familiar with the more known types of files: jpg, doc, mp3, exe. I was having some trouble with file extension xpi. Do you know what type of file this refers to?

This extension refers to a compressed file which contains programs for opening it. It is used for downloading and installing other extensions or software components.
Mozilla and Firefox are usually associated with using these file types. If you have Windows, like me, you may have trouble opening this type of file extension unless you have the XPI software. This software can be downloaded from the Internet.

Another reason Window users may not be able to open this type of file is due to registry errors. You can go to File Extension Library, which offers a free scan to find out if you do have errors on your computer.

If you find over time, your computer is running slower and slower, this may be one of the causes. Your registry runs slow due to installing and uninstalling programs, start up tasks, corrupted drivers and so on. IF this is left unchecked, your system becomes increasingly unstable. It will run more slowly and you will find it will crash frequently.

If you have questions about any type of file extension and want the answer, go to You will see straight to the point, easy to understand answers... no fluff to confuse you. If I can understand the concept behind all the many types of file extensions, you can too.

Friday, February 13, 2009

First Class Stamp Price Going Up

The U.S. Postal Service announced the price of a first-class stamp will go up to 44 cents beginning on May 11.

Our economy which is affecting our homes and businesses, also includes the post office. The price increase is due to the rate of inflation in the year before.

I even had heard on the radio, the Post Office is trying to stop delivering mail one day during the week. I believe it was on a Tuesday because that is said to be the lightest day of incoming mail.

The new 44-cent rate will cover the first ounce of first-class mail. The price for each additional ounce will remain at 17-cents.

Postal officials have estimated the increase in postage will cost the average household approximately $3-a-year.

Now is the time to start buying “forever” stamps. You can purchase these stamps at the 42 cent rate until the rate increase takes effect. The good thing about forever stamps is they remain valid in the future regardless of any rate hikes.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Farmers and Ranchers: Good For The People

The American Farmers and Ranchers of today produce an abundance of food, fiber, flowers, fish, forest products, forage and fuel. The American consumers are offered these products at prices that are among the lowest in the world. We do export some of these products, which helps feed people around the globe.

It is said that one American farmer produces enough food to feed more than 144 people. Most of the food we eat is produced right in the United States, so we are not paying other countries to send it to us.

Other countries are not as abundant in soil and water as the US, but we really need to protect out natural resources and not take them for granted. It is as simple as this: If natural resources are depleted at a faster rate than they can replenish themselves, they eventually disappear.

American farmers and ranchers understand that concept and use soil and water conservation practices. There are about 2 billion acres of land in the US. That breaks down to being about 70% privately owned land and most of that land, 1.4 billion acres, is managed by ranchers and/or farmers. More than 92 million acres of land, is privately developed and much of it is owned by homeowners.

We ALL benefit when private landowners care for natural resources because it will ensure that we will have cheap, plentiful food and clean water. So ALL people should help the farmers and ranchers care about these resources.

The farmers and ranchers have made a difference. With help from the Natural Resources Conservation Service, they have reduced the annual soil loss from 5.1 billion tons in 1982 to 1.8 billion tons in 2001. Controlling erosion keeps the land productive and reduces the amount of soil, pesticides, fertilizers and other substances that pollute our water.

Farmers and ranchers have also been helping with the Nation’s energy supply by producing and utilizing renewable resources. They have been using wind and solar energy for years! By producing crops ( corn, wheat, soybeans sugarcane), which contribute to 2 types of biofuel – ethanol and biodiesel, we can find an alternative fuel products instead of pure gasoline.

Things Made With Products Provided by American Farmers and Ranchers
1) Corn provides; food, plastic, cooking oil, cattle feed, diapers, sweeteners, de-icer, packing peanuts, ethanol and cleansing products.
2) Soybeans provide: food, cooking oil, cattle feed, ink, paint stripper, crayons, lubricants, candies, engine oil, hand cleaner, nail polish remover, hair care products, adhesives and biodiesel fuel.
3) Rice provides: food, cattle feed, dog food, Japanese wine
4) Cotton provides: bandages, cooking oil, paint, paper and clothing
5) Pigs provide: bacon, ham, sausage, pork chops, hot dogs and leather
6) Cows provide: milk, cheese, butter, yogurt, ice cream, steaks, hamburgers, beef jerky, leather, film coatings. Medicine and piano keys
7) Trees provide: lumber, turpentine, paper, solvents, oils, medicine, syrup, nuts, mulch, film, chewing gum, nail polish, rocket fuel, make up, tooth brushes and food additives

Fun Cow Facts:
· In one day, 1 cow produces 5.4 gallons of milk or 2 lbs of butter or 4.6 lbs of cheese
· A typical dairy cow weighs 1400 lbs and produces more than 46 lbs of milk per day
· In one day, 1 cow consumes 35 gallons of water, 20 lbs of grain and 35 lbs of hay & Silage
· And for the environment: each dairy cow produces 100 lbs of manure each day.

Agricultural products are very important in our lives and we need to conserve, sustain and improve our natural resources for the future.

You can visit Federal conservation programs at or

Thank you to all the farmers and ranchers.

Source: For the Good of the People / NCRCS
United States Conservation Service

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Need a Brain Boost?

When you're feeling the pressure to be 'smart'...helping the kids with their homework, doing your taxes or other countless tasks that require brain power, these foods may help boost your brain 'smarts'.

The below foods also help slow cognitive decline, improve your memory and protect your mental sharpness.

Eating blueberries, which are high in antioxidants, help protect the brain from free radical damage. Blueberries also improve cognitive processing. If you can find 'wild' blueberries, they have even more brain boosting antioxidants than our civilized variety.

A fresh brewed coffee is the ultimate brain fuel. The caffeine has been said to show that it retards the aging process and enhances short term memory performance. In a British study, researchers have found that people consuming the caffeine equaling one cup of coffee experience improved attention and problem solving skills.

Salmon or mackerel contains omega 3 fatty acids that are one of the primary building blocks of brain tissue. Salmon is also rich in niacin, which wards off Alzheimer's disease and slows the rate of cognitive decline.

Keep away from sugary foods, which causes surges in glucose. In the long term, the highs and lows can lead to lack of concentration. Also stay away from foods high in saturated fat. This fat can clog blood vessels and prevent the flow of nutrients and blood to the brain.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Lessons From Your Dog

The people closest to me know that I am very compassionate when it comes to animals. I have been around animals my entire life and have had an assortment of different kinds of pets growing up. I worked with an adoption/rescue center for about 5 years until it was too much for my heart to handle. Humans can be so cruel sometimes...

Our pets offer many life lessons...Here are some that are so true about the lessons we can learn from our dogs, our companions.

The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
-Andy Rooney

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is
the principal difference between a dog and a man.
-Mark Twain

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
-Roger Caras

If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them.
-Phil Pastoret

Dogs can smell a good or bad person a mile away

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Mental Feng Shui

There is some mighty fine advice in these words. This is considered to be the 'Lotus Touts' and origniated from the Anthony Robbins organization.

ONE... Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

TWO... Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.

THREE... Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.

FOUR... When you say, 'I love you,' mean it.

FIVE... When you say, 'I'm sorry,' look the person in the eye.

SIX... Be engaged at least six months before you get married.

SEVEN... Believe in love at first sight.

NINE... Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.

TEN... In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling..

ELEVEN... Don't judge people by their relatives.

TWELVE... Talk slowly but think quickly.

THIRTEEN... When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, 'Why do you want to know?'

FOURTEEN... Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

FIFTEEN... Say 'bless you' when you hear someone sneeze.

SIXTEEN... When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

SEVENTEEN... Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.

EIGHTEEN... Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

NINETEEN... When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

TWENTY... Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.

TWENTY- ONE... Spend some time alone.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Big Papa over at The Big Bald Blog posted an interesting article about What kind of Person Are You?. Could you actually tell what kind a person is by the way they write on their blogs? Hmmmmmmm...

If you visit Typealyer, you can easily find out what kind of person you are by entering your site address.

The analysis you receive will give you a description of the type of person you are. Does it really work? Well, I entered all my blog addresses and it did give me different results. For the most part, I think it gave a pretty good description of myself. As far as receiving different results...I do write differently on each of my blogs due to the topics and who my visitors are.

For this blog, The analysis indicated that I am:

The Mechanics

The independent and problem-solving type. They are especially attuned to the demands of the moment are masters of responding to challenges that arise spontaneously. They generally prefer to think things out for themselves and often avoid inter-personal conflicts.

The Mechanics enjoy working together with other independent and highly skilled people and often like seek fun and action both in their work and personal life. They enjoy adventure and risk such as in driving race cars or working as policemen and firefighters.

Tyr it and see what results you you agree with what kind of person you are?

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Free Magazine Resource

On this blog, you will find posts bringing about awareness on various 'free' resources and opportunities. Here's another freebie that I wanted to share.

If you have thought about starting a small business or if you are already established, Retailers Forum can help by supplying you with their free magazine.

Are you looking for a product to sell? Maybe you thought about selling online or at flea markets. This magazine connects you with wholesale suppliers for all types of merchandise. They post a new magazine on the first of each month, which includes ads from wholesalers of jewelry, apparel, gifts, novelties, etc. along with informative business articles. Other resources besides the magazine you will find are ways you can advertise, directories, finding buyers, information on other services and a catalog containing over 400 titles on most any topic relating to business and making money in any field.

Grab your Free copy of Retailers Forum Magazine. Knowledge, education and success is yours if you take advantage of opportunities that come your way. It's up to you to take action or just let it pass you by.

Review of Free Tele-Seminar ~ Call 1

Please go to A Circle of Women to read my review on this Free tele-seminar, which I participated in. As my previous post stated, this was a free tele-seminar offered to help you make 2009 your most profitable year yet.

In my review, I discribe the 4 Realms you need to keep in balance, so you are successful. I think this is a great tool not only for business, but in our personal life also. Whatever it is we want to be successful in….business, goals, breaking habits, relationships and so on. To be successful, we must give 100% in each of these 4 Realms, which includes each subdivision.

Also in my review, I posted a link which will take you to the website to register for part 2 of this free tele-seminar. This is not an affiliate link. There's no catch, nothing to buy...this is a free resource for you to learn from.

I will have access to the recordings of these two tele-seminars if you are interested in them, but are not available. If anyone is interested, please contact me at: and I will give you the link. I do believe this is time spent wisely if you allow yourself the opportunity.

Remember, you don't need a business or a product to sell or a service to offer to gain from this seminar. I believe you can benefit and apply this information in your personal life as well.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Can We Reinvent America?

Michael Tchong started an interesting and meaningful conversation by way of his post at and invites us all to join in.

He speaks about Reinventing America...can we do it? In this time of 'change', can we group together and come up with ideas and solutions to improve this country?

We have so many issues to deal with at once. Our economy, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the outrageous cost of education, global warming, an infrastructure that is crumbling around us and American workers with uncertain futures.

All these issues are being talked about in one place. What are your thoughts? Your opinions on how we can change or reinvent America? Do you think our new President will be able to tackle all these issues and be successful?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

FREE Tele-Training on 1/14 & 1/21

Here's a quick heads up about a f-r-e-e Tele-training I know you'll want to check out. It's being offered by Jane Deuber, an incredible business strategist and coach who has helped thousands of business owners take their business to the next level.

The 2 call training is entitled "Proactive Profits - How to strategize, plan and take action for your most profitable year yet."

I've already reserved my complimentary seat on the calls and want to encourage you to do the same. Do so right away though because space is really limited.
As Jane says, to ensure success in these economic times we must commit to two important things…
1) Growing personally so we can be more effective and
joyful in business and in life.

2) Working with a proven plan that keeps us focused on
taking the steps that will create the greatest results.

Here's what you do next…
To reserve your spot on Jane's f-r-e-e Tele-Training simply click on the link below.
You'll receive the call in details right away.
Click here to reserve your spot!

We can all use some inspiration and innovative strategies for making 2009 a great year. Let me know if you'll be on the call!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Cell Phone Numbers Go Public This Week

Just wanted to bring this to your attetnion in case you are not aware...
Cell Phone Numbers Go Public this week

REMINDER... all cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies this week and you will start to receive sale calls.

To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone: 888-382-1222.

It is the National DO NOT CALL list. It will only take a minute of your time. Telephone numbers placed on the National Do Not Call Registry will remain on it permanently due to the Do-Not-Call Improvement Act of 2007, which became law in February 2008

You must call from the cell(or land line) phone number you want to have blocked. You cannot call from a different phone number.

After your number has been registered for 31 days, you will stop receiving telemarketing calls. If you do receive calls after this time period, you can file a complaint by going to:

Friday, January 9, 2009

15 Interesting Facts:

Here are some interesting facts I came across. Some I have read before and some were new to me, but interesting enough to include in this post. How many did you know?

1. The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

2. Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. Treasury.

3. Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.

4. Coca-Cola was originally green.

5. It is impossible to lick your elbow.

6. The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska
(could it be because their cars are frozen with ice or too cold to start?)

7. The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this...)

8. The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

9. The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $ 16,400

10. The average number of people airborne over the U.S. In any given hour: 61,000

11. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

12. The first novel ever written on a typewriter, Tom Sawyer.

13. The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.

14. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:

Spades - King David
Hearts - Charlemagne
Clubs -Alexander, the Great
Diamonds - Julius Caesar

15. 111,111 ,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

PS: At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Product Reviews All in One Place

I am sure, like me, you receive emails claiming they have the 'hottest' product which will earn you a ton of money. You know what I am referring too...the Adsense products, the PLR products, new niche products etc etc...

There is on occasion a product which I believe in or a product you may have tried and have had success using. But, with so many products out there and being introduced on the Internet, how can you be sure you are getting your monies worth? Take a chance? Spend an endless amount of time searching for reviews? I have not come across too many products that allow you to try before you buy. Those free trials are true in some cases, but not all.

I have come across a site called Hottest Products. I have not had experience dealing with this site, but I think it is sincere in wanting to bring to you reviews on all the PLR Membership Sites available.

This can be a valuable service to you. It will save you a lot of time and might also save you money in the long run. To quote their home page, "...a team of reviewers will be the first ones there, digging up the dirt and delivering concise and comprehensive reviews on all of these PLR services..."

Having Product Reviews all in one place is very helpful. This will allow you to go down the list, pick a product you are interested in and read the review. You then might feel more comfortable about purchasing a product.

It's all about making educated decisions...

Let me know if this site has helped you or if you have any negative experiences.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Are You On Top of Your Banking?

I just posted to my other blog, A Circle of Women, a situation which happened to me regarding the bank I do business with.

Last year I had to deal with Identity Theft, which was a major problem. And, due to that, I watch over my accounts very closely. So, coming from someone who scrutinizies their accounts, finding not only one, but two errors my bank made, surprised me.

Read this post...there is a lesson here.