Friday, April 30, 2010
The bands come in three sizes and cost $19.95 each.
To read more about go to the website:
To see a short video about it and more information go to:
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Cost Savings On Your Cell Phone Bill
Check out this article that says switching to a prepaid service can be the best cost saving strategy to cut back on your cell phone bill. To find out more about it go to:
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
As it says at the website: "BillShrink is a free, personalized savings tool that helps you save money on your everyday bills. We put the power in your hands by presenting comprehensive, unbiased choices so you can select options best for you."
Check it all out here to start saving: http://www.billshrink.com/
Friday, April 23, 2010
Embrace Life - Wear Your Seatbelt
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Helen's Gifts from Tibet
More about the singing bowls:
Information on prayer wheels:
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Labels: sewing diary
Monday, April 19, 2010
(Relationship) Violence Red Flags
1. Physical Violence - Being pushed or hit is a major clue that your partner is capable of violence. Being hit ends the mystery. It's over. It doesn't work in relationships and it usually doesn't get any better.
2. Symbolic Violence - This is the destruction of objects to intimidate the other person. Like tearing up wedding pictures.
3. Fast-Paced Relationships - If the pace is accelerated in the relationship when the other person began discussing marriage, moving in together and having children, that itself is a control strategy.
4. Persistence - Anyone who doesn't hear the word no is trying to control you. Persistence doesn't mean you are special. It means they are troubled. Women misinterpret persistence as flattery.
To read more go to:
To combat domestic violence, Gavin has developed a potentially lifesaving tool called MOSAIC. This online assessment is free and protects the user's identity.
It can help to assess these types of situations:
Domestic Violence - Male Offender/Female Offender
Worplace Violence - Concerning a Male/ Concerning a Female
Threat by Student - School/University
Threats - Public Figures/Judicial Officials
Go here to check it out:
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
I Graduated Today!
I finally completed my Cardiac Rehab that I started last year and had to stop when I had vertigo. Anyway, now all of my 12 sessions are completed. I even had a cap, gown, a huge golden sneaker, and walked around the little track to the sounds of Pomp & Circumstance, ending with purple confetti!!! Oh, and a Certificate of course. Thanks to all the nurses. You were so sweet!
Now back to the gym - FINALLY! (UGH!!)
For more about Pomp & Circumstance:
To read about my heart event of last year go to: February of 2009 - 18th, 20th, 23rd
Monday, April 12, 2010
Anytime Energy Bars
Click on the link to read more about it and see a video.
1 cup raw pecan halves
1 cup whole raw almonds
2 tablespoons spelt flour
2 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons flaxseed, finely ground
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup pitted dates, quartered (preferably Medjool)
1 cup unsulfured dried apricots, cut in half
1 organic egg
5 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lightly oil a 9-inch square pan. Spread pecans in a single layer on baking sheet and toast for 7 to 10 minutes, until aromatic and slightly browned. Watch carefully, as they burn easily. Repeat this process for almonds. Turn oven down to 325°F.
2. Combine spelt flour, all-purpose flour, flaxseed, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a food processor and process for 5 seconds to combine. Add pecans and almonds; pulse 5 times to coarsely chop. Add oats, dates and apricots. Pulse 10 to 15 times, till mixture is well chopped but coarse.
3. In a large bowl, whisk together egg, maple syrup and vanilla till combined. Add fruit and nut mixture and use your hands to mix well, being sure to separate any clumps of fruit. Spread mixture in square baking pan in an even layer and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, till set and golden brown. Don’t overbake or bars will be too dry. Let cool on wire rack for 5 minutes, then cut into 25 squares. Leave bars in pan till completely cool so they’ll hold together when you remove them.
Thursday, April 08, 2010
Gluten-Free Restaurant Menus
This got me to thinking of looking for listings of gluten-free restaurants and/or menus offered by national and regional chains. I found the following websites.
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
How the States Got Their Shapes
"We are so familiar with the map of United States, but do we know why our states look the way they do? Every shape on the map tells a great story about our past. Why is California bent? To cling on to gold. Why does Oklahoma have a panhandle? Because of shifting borders for slavery. Why does Missouri have a boot? Because of a massive earthquake. This special examines how every state is a puzzle piece ultimately revealing the unique geography, political and social history of America."
Tonight on the History Channel
Oh, and for those of you that watch it, the cast of Glee is on Oprah today. New episodes start next week.
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
100 Places to Remember Before They Disappear
Do you live in one of these places? Have you been to any of them?
Friday, April 02, 2010
Minimum Wage - Morgan Spurlock and his fiancee Alex uproot themselves from the financial security of their fabulous New York City lives and work at multiple minimum wage jobs for 30 days.
Anti-Aging - A thirty-something former athlete who is battling middle-age, an expanding gut, and a lowered libido goes on anti-aging drugs for 30 days.
Straight Man in a Gay World - A 24-year-old conservative homophobe, spends 30 days living with a gay roommate in San Francisco's Casto district.
Muslims and America - David, a Christian man from West Virginia, spends 30 days living in a largely Muslim community in Dearborn, Michigan.
Check here fo all the specific dates and times: