Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Beautiful, Beautiful, Thankful Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving comes to us by tradition once a year.  Most of us, that have never had to worry about working through a holiday as such, with any kind of Seniority on a job and that kind of thing, are fortunate to be able to be surrounded by family and friends.  We are thankful for every handful of grace and bounty.

I wasn't sure I really liked autumn all the smells so familiar.  I never liked winter.  It appeared dead, dark and bleak with no color.  Being a positive thinker, I had to correct this mindset.  When I was walking my sweet little Pekingese in the yard, I could smell things that brought me back to childhood days, romping through piles of leaves; looking at the bright lime green moss on the ground, brought to mind lots of creative things.  One was how I could make a terrarium in an old glass wine jug with assorted foliage.  Under the right conditions, it would in a self-contained environment grow and propagate itself.  A wonderful thing of beauty just from nature there for as long as the container itself stays intact.

I started to write this intending on saying how wonderful it is to be thankful year round, not just one day, not one moment.  Thankfulness and gratitude is a mindset.  It is part of the "Secret".  We cannot prosper, without a grateful mindset.  When I wake up in the morning, I like to thank our creator for letting me get a good night of rest and keeping me safe from harm as I did so.  I begin to pray for my family and my World family, Leaders and Lawmakers who have us at their mercy. 

Before we can get more of the same kind of blessings, we need to show the gratitude we have for what we already have.  There is so much starting with our physical abilities.  The air we breathe, the basics.  When we start there we cannot even find the bottom of where we have been blessed. We have so much to be thankful for.  When we think about it we have nothing to complain about; only praises to whom all blessings flow.  Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours, every day of the year!

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Candidates Have no Clue How the Majority of Americans Feel & Will Never Be Able to Relate to Them.

This may only fall on deaf ears.  The Political Candidates can bash the middle and lower class in this country and say anything they want to, the fact remains.  Food is not on their tables.  Suffering continues same old stuff different day.  One pay check away from being homeless and yet they can say we don’t pay our share of taxes.  Well, two men running for the same off i are just as bad as the other
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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Rid of Gnats in the Home Environment, for Good

Borrowed from Heather Shockney, Yahoo! Contributor Network
May 13, 2007 (Google search, with key phrase, "How to rid of gnats", p-338583.html
                               With Permission Rewritten by Tess Anderson, Press Release Agent©September2012

gnat's diet

With the warm weather comes fresh fruit and vegetables. This can also mean annoying little gnats invading your kitchen. These little gnats will swarm around any type of fresh produce you might have laying on the counter, or on the window
gnat-cloud in a back yard, look familiar?
ledge. You can try sprays and fly swatters, but they keep coming back. They will get into the sink drain and breed. We did some research on ways to remove the pesky gnats and found instructions to make a homemade gnat trap. The gnat trap can be made from items found in most kitchens. They are very inexpensive to make. The gnat traps will put an end to the gnat problem in your home.
To make the homemade gnat traps you will need the following items.
Soda bottle: this can be a two or three liter bottle.
Sharp knife: this will be needed to cut the top off the bottle.
Vinegar: apple cider works the best, but you can use regular white if that's all you have on hand.
Sugar: just plain granulated sugar.
Water: enough water to fill the bottle half full.
1. Rinse out the soda bottle.
2. Using a sharp knife, carefully go down about two inches from the top of the soda bottle and cut the bottle top off. You Don't want to cut to much or the top will not stay on your gnat trap when you turn it upside down. (See picture 1)
simple to make gnat -trap Hotel California for pests, lol

3. Fill the bottle with the vinegar (1/2 cup), sugar (1/2 cup), and enough water to fill the bottle half full. You can stir the liquid mixture around to mix the sugar in. Don't fill the bottle to full, or the gnats will be able to escape. The liquid should not be touching the opening of the bottle.
4. Place the soda bottle top that you cut off on the bottle upside down. The opening of the bottle should be inside the bottle. If you find the top keeps falling inside the bottle you can use a piece of duck tape to keep it in place. ( See picture 2)
Easily made gnat-trap

This simple to make homemade gnat trap will attract the gnats with the sweetness of the cider vinegar and the sugar. Once they get inside the bottle they have a hard time getting back out and usually drown in the liquid. You should notice a big decline in gnats within a few hours. Gnats are attracted to any types of food crumbs, bread, moisture, sink drains, fresh produce, etc. Keep your fresh produce in the refrigerator. If you find gnats around the bread, place it in the fridge too.
If you observe gnats coming from the sink drain they can be stopped with a simple homemade recipe.
Pour baking soda in the drain. Next pour about a cup of white vinegar down the drain. If there is still baking soda left in the drain after the mixture fizzes add a little more of the vinegar. Do not run any water down the drain for one to two hours. You can also use bleach instead of the baking soda and vinegar mixture if your nose can stand the smell.
These simple tips can help to rid your house of pesky gnats.
My mother says to keep fresh basil herbs growing in your home. The flying pests do not like it and stay away. Also if the problem is as bad as it has been for me with them, flying in your nose and diving into your eyes while you're doing your job on the computer, its time to ge the ripest banana and take the peel off and put it in a container with some plastic film over top. Secure it with a rubber band around the top of the container. Poke holes in the top of the plastic film. The gnats can get in. They can't get out. It's Hotel California time for them.
how to rid of pesky gnats
Gnat trap strategically placed in the home environment. can cut down on numbers pests.

Another thing that can be done is, putting some cider vinegar in a container and a little bit of Dawn dish detergent. They fly in, can't get out and drown. At least you'll be free of a nuisance. One less thing to bug you in life. LOL This alone has been most helpful in keeping gnats to a near zero population in the home.  Thanks, Mom.

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Awareness In Knowing Your Personal Boundaries

With Permission written by Tess Anderson, Press Release Agent ©September2012

If you don’t know what your personal boundaries are, you might want think over your own personal values and think over what you do and don’t like what people do to you.
What are personal boundaries?
"What ARE boundaries? See the line drawn in the sand ? I dare you to step across it!"

Some people let others, walk all over them, are taken advantage of, are hurt often and cannot say, ‘no’. Similarly, they always say, ‘yes’ when asked by a friend even at their own personal expense of time, money or energy. Some people are very naïve and let themselves get pushed around, taken advantage of or flat out exploited; worst of all, physically and or mentally abused,
Let’s take a look at the real definition of what personal boundaries are and see what the ‘wiki’, says.

Boundaries, the Movie, "Clash of the Titans", j/k it would go something like that though, lol

Personal boundaries are guidelines, rules or limits that a person creates to identify for him- or her, what are reasonable, safe and permissible ways for other people to behave around him or her and how he or she will respond when someone steps outside those limits. They are built out of a mix of beliefs, opinions, attitudes, past experiences and social learning.

Personal boundaries define you as an individual, outlining your likes and dislikes, and setting the distances you allow others to approach. They include physical, mental, psychological and spiritual boundaries, involving beliefs, emotions, intuitions and self-esteem. Jacques Lacan considered them to be layered in a hierarchy, reflecting “all the successive envelopes of the biological and social status of the person” from the most primitive to the most advanced.
Now there are different types of people with different types of acceptance or reproach. According to Nina Brown, an expert on this subject there are several types of person boundary types, which I will list below: there are four main types of psychological boundary:
Soft - A person with soft boundaries merges with other people's boundaries. Someone with a soft boundary is easily manipulated.
Spongy - A person with spongy boundaries is like a combination of having soft and rigid boundaries. They permit less emotional contagion than soft boundaries but more than rigid. People with spongy boundaries are unsure of what to let in and what to keep out.
Rigid - A person with rigid boundaries is closed or walled off so nobody can get close to him/her either physically or emotionally. This is often the case if someone has been physically, emotionally, psychologically or sexually abused. Rigid boundaries can be selective which depend on time, place or circumstances and are usually based on a bad previous experience in a similar situation.
Flexible - This is the ideal. Similar to selective rigid boundaries but the person has more control. The person decides what to let in and what to keep out, is resistant to emotional contagion, manipulation and is difficult to exploit.

Narcissism and boundaries

According to Hotchkiss, narcissists do not recognize that they have boundaries and that others are separate and are not extensions of them. Others either exist to meet their needs or may as well not exist at all. Those who provide narcissistic supply to the narcissist will be treated as if they are part of the narcissist and be expected to live up to those expectations. In the mind of a narcissist there is no boundary between self and other.

Rebuilding boundaries

While a healthy relationship depends on the emotional space provided by personal boundaries, co-dependent personalities have difficulties in setting such limits, so that defining and protecting boundaries efficiently may be for them a vital part of regaining mental health.

Family therapists can help family members to develop clearer boundaries, by behaving in a well-defined way when treating them, drawing lines, and treating different generations in different compartments - something especially pertinent families where unhealthy enmeshment overrides normal personal boundaries.

However, the establishment of personal boundaries in such instances may produce a negative fall-out, if the pathological state of interdependence had been a central facet of the relationship.

Loss of boundaries

Freud, following Gustave Le Bon, described the loss of conscious boundaries that could occur when an individual was caught up in a unified, fast-moving crowd.

Personal boundaries, violence wheel cycle

Knowing one well and not letting another overstep their bounds in gaining ground as in giving one an inch and letting them take a mile will help prevent feelings get bruised easily and getting hurt. There are so many people that are more powerful over others and great at manipulation. It takes a little lack of knowledge or naiveté to end up on the losing end of a deal.

Knowing yourself and what you expect out of someone will prevent a thousand hurts, misunderstanding and loss of money at most. There are a lot of those who will take your talent online for free and ridicule you to your face. When you have strong boundaries and won’t let people take advantage of you, is when you’ll finally start seeing a cash flow. You cannot give your work, writing, music, adcopy, graphics away for nothing. People see that as having no value when you know for a fact that if others are making 6 figures online so can you. Wake up and smell the coffee. Start drawing up contracts, even if they’re between friends. You’ll save your own face.

Women need to have boundaries or they can make mistakes in giving away their own power.

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Caution to Be Vigilant Upcoming Autumn Season

Caution to the Elderly to Be Extra Vigilant Around the Time Changes with the Upcoming Autumn Season 

                                        article written by Tess Anderson, Press Release Agent© September21012

I never realized all the things that can happen as we age until it started to happen to a friend of mine and myself. Only in the end, when I lost my best friend and lover to his own confusion, in the administration of his own medication, did I feel the more urgency in writing this a year later almost to a month of his taken by ambulance from his home by my phone call to 911, his hospitalization, and by his subsequent death.

The story starts this way. We’re both bright, creative individuals and got along well and lived peacefully in separate units, in a duplex, in a small quiet rural community. We first found out amusingly enough that our eyeglasses were mysteriously disappearing daily, NOT...

For one thing, we chose black for the color of the frames.
Black framed eyewear blends into everything black...

Not realizing that almost everything that is black that they are set upon had made them blend in and hard to discover readily when needed.
Geek chic says, "Where are my spectacles?"

Whether it was the countertop in the kitchen, an end table or the desktop computer; it did not matter if it was upon rising from sleeping, overnight or a nap and needing them for reading anything.

When it came to waking from sleep, overnight and those luxurious, morning and afternoon naps, dispensing medicine became a challenge. First, on the hunt for the mysteriously, absent eyewear… Ughhh. Then, retrieving the bottles of medicine… Uhh, but one thing, the time of day… Once you realize it, you wonder if you took your pills from the last dose. You look at the time and a little panic sets in. Hmm, is it day or night?
Time Change in the USA Not all States use it.

The twilight of evening makes it now look as if it is at this same time of early dawning of morning. It’s a very easy thing to take the morning dose in the evening or mix up times and or even duplicate times of dispensing medication after a nap.

What might be best to do, is have a buddy system and also have a pill organizer. It’s not always easy to rely on a buddy when you live alone. Pill organizers can be bought and I would not use a single week but multiple 4 time a day type
A simple pill organizer can help reduce the amount of accidental overdoses.

and if you need several then maybe keep them together and bungie cord them together; since, big rubber bands never last.

Keep your empty bottles and keep in touch with your pharmacist often because they can be a great help. They can tell you of side effects and also any drug interactions with anything, even foods.
Caution to the Elderly to Be Extra Vigilant Around the Time Changes with the Upcoming Autumn Season
So, play it safe Be as sober minded as possible and know when you took your medicine to the best of your knowledge, around an event, something you had on tv, or a meal you had. At least this will cut down on the amount of accidental overdoses in the elderly whom we treasure so dear.

Oh, by the way confusion can happen at any age so don't think it only happens to the elderly...

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Making Money Online, the Challenge Before Us.

Rip off!!

Who can be the biggest rip off artist, scammer or liar on the internet? There are two kinds of people on the internet. There are the ones trying to make money. Then there are the ones who will take your money, any way they can whether it’s for a legitimate service or not.
Ponzi, anyone?
Now take these Hyip’s for instance, they can last years or close in one day. It’s like Russian roulette with them and it’s a game you don’t want to play with serious money. Any of these any other so called businesses, sure they’ll take your money every time.

When it’s time to cash out sometimes it’s more complicated to do so.

So what do we do become hacker, hack the hackers and sell out or make a road trip knocking in some heads or what? No, we work smarter not harder. How do we do that? First of all, if it’s too good to be true… it probably is. Secondly, invest no more than you have to lose. Last, specialize in something that really makes money. Forget about the hype online. There’s too many lies too, too many scams, too many ways anyone who wants to can get your hard earned money in the blink of an eye if you let them.

Educate yourself, learn, specialize, be patient, give it time and you’ll make it. Don’t let yourself be a victim. Learn to not be desperate. There is no need to be desperate or anxious; when the Lord and God of the heavens, meets all our needs for each day as they come, said all we need to do is ask in His name and it would be done. All we had to do is believe. So why do we go through all this other junk? Simply, we don’t get what we want out of life because we don’t ask for it.
Just ask what you will

Friday, August 31, 2012

Why Follow the Herd, When You Can Be a Leader in Your Field?

Tess Anderson, Press Release Expert / Editor / Ad-copy© August2012

These thoughts have been on my mind of late and I wanted to share. Actually I notice that everyone of my contacts are in to make money online. Have they ever considered what talent lie within them and they don't need matirices, mlm, hyip and other things the herd follow?
What talent do you bring to the table?

Have they ever accessed themselves of their worth to someone else with what they have learned and ever branded themself. I believe everyone is missing the boat that follow someone else to make money and not use themselves as their own boss. This is where leaders are born.

I get very upset, when a program or business goes down. Not only the money lost, but time put in. I figured out how much I am worth as a consultant. In any large business it goes into six figures. Why am I letting these other businesses make money off me, when I can do what I do, to help people; as the consultant I am?
Hang Out your Shingle for your Consultant Services

So how do we get clients? We start with one client and do that job. One foot in front of the other. Getting out there is half the battle. Someone will notice what you do and need you. It takes time to build a clientele.
Get your first client, go from there and build your portfolio

Wean yourself off slowly, of the other things you're following. I suggest as you start to get clients. You don't need anyone but YOU. It takes a leap of faith. You CAN do IT. Leaders are born every day. You can be one, too

Having Fun with AT&T

Having fun with AT&T.  Hmmm.  I live in a rural area with which there is no competition thanks to the County contracts.  I’ve been on the phone for many hours in a day during the week in hopes of getting a simple solution to resolve a simple problem.  In my experience , every time I have called ATT and listened to the virtual assistant answering all their questions I have been routed to numbers of departments, seems as many  as Carter has pills.


Firstly, I find it an abomination that a virtual assistant in the largest communications company in the world cannot have a live person answer the phone when a client calls.  This is this biggest farce of all.  It should be an embarrassment to them to put people through what they do as they wouldn’t have it for themselves.


Then I think the representatives have fun with the clients by routing them to departments that have nothing to do with their issues on purpose only to get department after department in a wild goose chase for hours on end.  Our time means nothing to them.


Then the outlandish bills inflated every month.  Who hears the cries of the poor people that have to deal with them every month?  For days on end I have been on the phone with representative after the other. Some sound full of apathy others are downright mean.  I have never seen such mean spirited people.  Hard headed yes and if they hear what you said you’re fortunate to not have to go blue in the face explaining to them over and over what the point of your call is about.  Now they really never ever hear you. 


I guess there is no way out of this jam with AT&T.  We have to live with them or live without them.  Really they need us we don’t need them they need us.  If I had my way I’d just put two can held together by a string and live with it.  As far, as internet goes we went without much more than this and why do we need all then poppycock then internet gives us. 


Ohh, AND let’s not forget that the agents can disconnect your call with them at any time as well.  They seem to love to aggravate the living daylights out of anyone…  I’ve never seen anything as annoying and piss poor in customer service as these people are.  Next.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Top 10 Foods Highest in Vitamin B12

Top 10 Foods Highest in Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)

Borrowed from Google search which yielded me an article from online at:   

Vitamin B-12, or Cobalamin, is the largest and most complex vitamin currently known to man. A slight deficiency of vitamin B-12 can lead to anemia, fatigue, mania, and depression, while a long term deficiency can cause permanent damage to the brain and central nervous system. Vitamin B12 can only be manufactured by bacteria and can only be found naturally in animal products, however, synthetic forms are widely available and added to many foods like cereals. Vitamin B12 can be consumed in large doses because excess is excreted by the body or stored in the liver for use when supplies are scarce. Stores of B12 can last for up to a year. Below is the top 10 foods highest in vitamin B12 foods, click here for an extended list of vitmain B12 rich foods, and here for other foods high in vitamin B.

#1: Clams, Oysters, and Mussels
Shellfish are a great source of vitamin B12 and can be eaten raw, baked, steamed, fried, or made into chowder. In addition to vitamin B12 shellfish are a good source of zinc, copper, and iron. Clams provide the most vitamin B-12 with 98.9μg per 100g serving, accounting for 1648% of the DV. That is 84μg (1401% DV) per 3 ounce serving, and 187.9μg (3132% DV) in 20 small clams, or 9.4μg (156.6 %DV) in one small clam. Mussels and oysters are also good sources of B12 providing 600% DV and 400% DV per 100 gram serving. Click to see complete nutrition facts.
#2: Liver
Often appearing on the culinary scene as pâté, liver can also be prepared steamed or fried with onions and herbs. The liver of most any animal is packed with vitamin B-12, the highest on the list are: Lamb, beef, veal, moose, turkey, duck, and goose respectively. Lamb liver provides 85.7μg (1428% DV) of vitamin B12 per 100g serving, or 72.85μg (230% DV) in a 3 ounce serving. Click to see complete nutrition facts.
#3: Caviar (Fish Eggs)
Caviar and fish eggs are most often eaten as a garnish or spread. The eggs of whitefish contain the most vitamin B-12 with 56.4μg (940% DV) per 100g serving. Caviar contains a third of that with 20μg (333% DV) of vitamin B12 per 100g serving, 5.6μg (93% DV) per ounce, and 3.2μg (53% DV) per tablespoon. Chicken eggs, by comparison, only offer 1.29μg (22% DV) of vitamin B-12 per 100g serving, or 0.65μg (11% DV) per egg. Click to see complete nutrition facts. Buy Caviar from
#4: Octopus
Popular in Mediterranean, Japanese, and Hawaiian cuisine, octopus is a vitamin b12 rich food. Cooked octopus provides 36μg of vitamin B-12 per 100 gram serving accounting for 600% of the DV. That is 30.6μg (510% DV) per 3 ounce serving, or 10.2μg (170% DV) per ounce. Raw octopus provides about half as much vitamin b12 with 20μg (333% DV) per 100 gram serving, 17μg (283% DV) in a 3 ounce serving, and 5.67μg (94.33% DV) per ounce. Click to see complete nutrition facts.
#5: Fish
Known for their omega 3 fats and for being a high protein food, fish are also a good source of vitamin B12. Mackerel provides the most vitamin B-12 with 19μg per 100g serving (317% DV), followed by Herring (312% DV), Salmon (302%), Tuna (181%), Cod (167%), Sardines (149%), Trout (130%), and Bluefish (104%).
Click to see complete nutrition facts. Canned Fish Highest in Vitamin B12.
#6: Crab and Lobster
Crab and lobster are most commonly served baked, steamed, or in bisque. A 100g serving of crab contains 11.5μg of vitamin B12 (192% of the DV), that is 15.4μg (257%DV) per leg (134g). Lobster will provide 4.04μg(67% DV) per 100g serving, or 6.59μg (110% DV) in an average whole lobster (163g).
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#7: Beef
In addition to being a vitamin B12 rich food, beef is also a good source of protein, zinc, and heme-iron. The amount of vitamin B-12 in beef depends on the cut, lean fat-trimmed chuck contains the most vitamin B12 with 6.18μg (103% DV) per 100g serving, 11.49μg (103% DV) in a chuck steak, and 5.25μg (88% DV) in a 3 ounce serving. Chuck is followed by sirloin (62% DV), rib-eye (60% DV), and ribs (58% DV).
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#8: Lamb (Mutton)
Lamb is a common meat in the Middle East, Mediterranean, East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and most of Europe. Lamb is a high cholesterol food so be sure to look for lean cuts which are higher in B12 anyway. Lamb also provides high amounts of protein, and zinc. The shoulder is the cut of lamb with the most vitamin B-12 providing 3.71μg (62% DV) per 100g serving, 5.82μg (97% DV) per pound, and 3.15μg (53% DV) in a 3 ounce serving. The shoulder is followed by the foreshank and leg which provides 53% of the DV per 100g serving, and lamb chops which provide 51% of the DV for vitmain B12 per 100 gram serving. Click to see complete nutrition facts.
#9: Cheese
Despite being a high cholesterol food, cheese is a good source of calcium, protein, and Riboflavin (Vitamin B2). The amount of vitamin B12 in cheese depends on type and variety, Swiss cheese provides the most with 3.34μg (56% DV) per 100g serving, followed by Gjetost (40% DV), Mozzarella(39% DV), Parmesan (38% DV), Tilsit (35% DV), and Feta (28% DV). Click to see complete nutrition facts.
#10: Eggs
When it comes to chicken eggs the raw yellow has most of the vitamin B-12 with 1.95μg per 100g serving (33%), however, this equates to 0.33μg per yolk or just 6% of the DV. The eggs of other animals are higher with a goose egg providing 7.34μg (122% DV) of vitamin B-12 per 100g serving, and a duck egg providing 3.78μg (63% DV).
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