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you a migraine sufferer? Did you know there is relief for migraine
suffers? Never give up. Keep searching for the right relief for you.
How to Cure Migraines
Did you know some of the
triggers of Migraines include stress, certain odors, perfume,
menstrual cycle fluctuation, and birth control pills? These are just
a few of the triggers. Triggers are the key for determining the
cause of some Migraines. Are you aware that certain foods such as
red wine, hot dogs, salami, chocolate, peanut butter, dairy products
and pickled foods can trigger Migraines? So not only does your
environment play a crucial part with your Migraines, but your diet
also plays an equal part. This
is according to medicalnewstoday.com
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
to medicinehunter.com breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized room can
increase stem cell production; This promotes healing throughout the
you tried adding magnesium to your diet? According to healthline.com
adding magnesium to your diet can aide in prevention of migraines;
You can get magnesium naturally from Brazil nuts, cashews, peanut
butter, oatmeal, eggs, and milk. Now I love peanut butter.
to WebMD, It is important to keep a diary to see what triggers your
migraines. They further add that anti-glare screens on your computer
can help migraines as well as dressing in layers when weather
temperature changes. How is your lifestyle? Could it stand for some improvement?
Vitamins and Minerals
you know that according to Dr. J. Ivan Lopez magnesium
and vitamin b2 can be used as a preventative for migraine treatments. He also
adds that patient should try therapies like exercise, getting enough
sleep and eating regularly.
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have been blessed not to have migraines, but for those of you that
do, what have you found to be effective in helping with your
may have been a time in your life that you or your child doubted the supreme being; God?
Some of us have been there and done that. Always remember that
even though you may change, God never changes.
Did you know that God is omnipresent? Have
you heard the expression why do bad things happen to good people?
Life has it’s ups and down. You may have good days and some bad
days, but remember Hebrew 13:5; “Let your manner of living be
without covetousness, and be content with such things as ye have.
For He hath said, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”
a child, I remember asking God, “Why?” “Why Me?” “Why do
you allow this to happen to children?” Maybe there are those of you
that have asked the same thing at some point in your life. I wonder
have you ever asked yourself, “Why did God allow me to survive that
as an adult, have you sometimes asked God Why? Do
you remember as a child feeling there were so many things out of your
control? You can tell your child to deal with the things that he/she
can control. Things that you have no control over can be turned
over to God. You can pray. Although
we may not know God’s plan in every situation you can trust that
he will take care of you.
and unbelief is not of God. John 10:10. The thief
comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may
have life, and have it to the full.
If your child were to make a statement such as, “I don’t believe
in God, since He allowed my friend to be killed in that car
accident.” This would be the time you need to speak God’s word.
God’s word is real. Speak the promises of God. Jeremiah 29:11- “For
I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm
you, plans to give you hope and a future. How
spoken out of hurt and anger, saying hurtful and spiteful things?
Well your child may be angry at God just as he/she gets angry with
can honestly say there have been times in my life, when I did not
know what to say or what to pray regarding my children, but I did
know to speak God’s word, regardless to what it felt or looked
like. Believe me many times it may have looked very gloom.
I grew older, I still realized the power of prayer. Although, when I
asked, “Why?” as a child, I did not understand then that God
possibly allowed some things to happen to make me stronger and to
lead my children and their unborn children closer to God, because
sins follow a family through 4 generations. Yes, sins of the fathers
can travel through 4 generations. I realized he allowed me to survive
to be a witness of what God can do. Also, to show me that I do not
have to remain a victim. Even as an adult, I have questioned God,
because I did not understand His divine plan, but I know that He
knows. I once told a former prospective employer, “I do not know
what my future holds, but I do know who holds my future.”
word is real and alive. Heb. 4:12 For the word of God is living and
active. Sharper than any double-edge sword, it penetrates even to
dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts
and attitudes of the heart. Scientist are now discovering what God’s
word has said from the beginning of time. Spoken words can and do
become a reality. The Bible is an instructional
the believers that are saved. What ever we need God’s got it. Just
ask and you shall receive it. Feelings
can be tricky. I cannot count the number of times that I have felt
one way and still spoke what God says, not necessarily how I am
feeling at the time. Feelings can be up and down. You may feel
good today and bad tomorrow, but God’s word never changes. We may
change, but not God.
during bad times and good times. This
may be difficult to do during bad times, but it is possible.
for the wisdom of God to know when to speak and when to listen.
James 1:19; My
dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be
quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. Do not
have diarrhea of the mouth. Don’t just speak your truth because
knowing can be trying, but trusting in God can strengthen your faith.
not necessarily in our time, but God’s time. How
often do you want something to happen right now? Do you believe that
you have a microwave God? If God does not give you an answer right
then and there when you want it, do you become impatient and decide
to try and fix the problem without God? I am guilty as charged.
there been a time that you doubted God and he brought you out? I
can recall numerous times that he has brought me out. I am so
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you considered the importance of color? Do you know what your
favorite color is? Can you imagine a world without color?
have observed over the years that my favorite color has changed. At
one time green was my favorite color, then yellow, now orange is my
to Canva.com Color can be used in your branding. For example my
favorite color orange is considered fresh, youthful, creative and
adventurous. That is the way that I feel most of the time. Also,
notice that orange is associated with most vitamin C byproducts.
Color Pink and Breast Cancer Awareness
you know that pink calms and reassures our emotional energies? That
is according to empoweryourself with color psychology.com. They
further add that pink can signify good health. I can see why the
breast cancer ribbon which was originally black and white was changed
in 191 to pink by Susan G. Komen. For along time I had often asked
why the color pink?
you know that green is associated with money? Yes according to
color-wheel pro.com. They further add it symbolizes growth,
harmony, freshness, and fertility. Just think about what comes to
mind when you see the Color Green.
you observed when you see yellow on road signs? Does caution come to
mind? What about when you see a blinking yellow light? Do you
drive cautiously and slower at that particular time?
to Bourncreative.com yellow is an attention getting color and when
used in combination with black creates the easiest color
combinations to read and see from long distances; examples are
school buses, taxi cabs, and traffic signs.
you know that red is the color of good luck in Asia? Did you know
that it is the most popular color in China? Yes according to
the psychology and mean of the color red is associated with energy,
war, danger, and desire and love according to colorpsychology.org.,
Did you ever think about the colors of the stop lights? When taking
drivers training, the color green mean to go or proceed, the color
yet means caution, and the color red means stop? Color has been
associated with many things. So what is your favorite color?
Everyone is different.
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Discoveries are made
daily for Breast Cancer. Did you know that October is Breast Cancer
BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS
We have come along
way, but still have a long way to go. While Cancer may be
frightening to some, there is hope in the new discoveries that are
occurring daily. You may not have had Cancer, but you may know a relative or friend that was affected by Cancer.
A. “Did you know
that 26 states have laws on the books that require mammography
testing facilities to tell women that have breast cancer imaging
scans if they have dense breast tissue as part of their results,
according to Nancy Capello?”
This does not mean
that you have breast cancer, but that it may be harder to detect.
B. Did you know
that there are foods that help fight against Cancer? Fruits and vegetables are rich in Cancer fighting nutrients, according to WebMD.
1. Taxol or Taxotere
According to Breast Cancer.Org., Taxol when administered during chemotherapy does not dissolve in
water, therefore needs to be put in solvents when administering to
cancer patients which can cause several side effects. Also, patients
require several medications including steroids and antihistamines
before starting chemotherapy. This is something that I have
witnessed when sitting with cancer patients and talking with them during
chemotherapy. They further add that Abraxane can be added dissolved
in water thus no more medication needed before therapy, no side
effects, and shorter infusion time. In fact they state the time
changes from 3 hours to about half an hour of Chemotherapy. Now for
someone that has not had chemotherapy or been around someone that has
had it, you may not see the significance. But I know personally from
sitting with chemotherapy patients it can be time consuming.
2. Sitting With
you have a relative or friend that is going to through chemo
treatments, Just sitting with them during the treatment, can give
them great support. Sometimes the chemo treatments may be just about
20 minutes during a session, while at other times, it may be up to 3
hours or more. Every patient’s timing and situation may vary. If
you have never gone through this, you can learn a lot just sitting
and talking with others that are going through this.
I talked with a patient that had chemotherapy, he mentioned that he
had trouble traveling to places that he may have been to numerous
Because of the chemo fog, he just cannot remember the directions.
This was frustrating to him too. Unfortunately chemotherapy damages
the good cells of the body as well as the cancer cells, which
includes cells in the brain as well.
have talked to several cancer patients that stated they went through
their chemotherapy sessions alone. I was quite surprised. I always
recommend if you have a friend or relative going through treatment,
go with them to the chemotherapy sessions if possible. Chemotherapy
can last several months and 2 to 3 hours at a time one or several
days a week. I was totally ignorant of the time process involved.
Now I realize how they can be so tired because the chemo not only
kills the bad cancer cells it destroys the good cells in your body as
well. I discovered cancer patients can bring their laptops, watch
TV, or something that I did with them was to talk.
I learned so much from just listening
individuals. I was surprised to see men there with breast cancer. I
learned breast Cancer can also
occur in dogs.
recall a relative of mine that found a stray dog and took her in.
This tiny dog had numerous medical problems which included breast
cancer. My relative took the dog to the vet continually and cared
for her with all vigilance.
4. Reduce Cancer
breastcancer.org. They talk about the cancer possibly having estrogen receptorsthat receives signals from the estrogen to promote the
cancer growth. The cancer feeds off it. So cancer treatment is
treated more aggressively with young women that are still
menstruating. I personally have heard an oncologist say this exact
same thing. I personally know from talking with cancer patients
that after chemo is complete they still continue on the Tamoxifen
daily tablet once a day originally for 5 years. Now that has changed
to 10 years daily. It is referred to as (Oral Chemo).
Did you know that
that know how to knit and crochet can make hats to donate to the
Also, you can crochet or knit blankets. These hats are used by
chemotherapy patients, who lose their hair during chemotherapy. The
blankets are used during their chemotherapy treatments, as they may
become quite cool as they sit during their treatments. I have seen
some of the most beautiful blankets donated to the cancer society.
Take Patient's to
can take patient's to their docotr appointments or even take them
grocery shopping. Sometimes they may even need help around their
house. Sometimes they may not want to ask for help, but you can
offer. You may offer to help. Just ask, “Is there anything that
you need me to help with around your house?”
Offer a Massage Service
affects every aspect of a patient's body. Some of the chemotherapy
patient's that I talked with complained of tired or aching muscles.
Several have commented that massages are just wonderful for them. So
you might give them a certificate to a body massage parlor. Some of
the massage parlors are located within some cancer building.
though a cancer patient may have insurance, their insurance may not
cover everything. So cash is a blessing for a cancer patient.
Although both parents may be working, the chemotherapy treatments can
range from several months to almost a year. That can become and is
Offer Natural Soaps
the cancer patient natural soaps. These natural ingredients will be
great for them. Also, the natural soaps smell so good. I just love
the aroma. As I sat with a cancer patient during his treatment,
another woman sitting with her loved one shared that she sold natural
soaps. She had sold to many cancer patients that seem to love it. I
thought, “What a great idea.”
Although parenting does not come with a manual, sometimes as parents you may be fearful that your children will make the same mistakes that you did.
don't have to tell your children every detail. Maybe you feel that
you do not have good parenting skills, but it may be a good idea to
share some of your mistakes with your children.
type of image are you portraying? Are your children seeing a perfect
mom who has never made any mistakes while growing up? If so, they
may be thinking that you don't understand them. Unfortunately, they
do not know that you have “been there and done that.”
are your listening skills? Good listening skills are ways to help
your children. Have you ever really just sat and listen to your
children talk? Try just listening to them talk, rather than giving
them advice. Encourage conversation. If they know you are truly
listening, they will have no problem talking. You will probably find
out many of the inner things that are going on with them. Instead of
asking how their day was, ask them, “What was the best part of the
day today for you?” “What made that special?”
you are a parent that works first shift and you are not able to
attend your children’s school programs or field trips. You may not
have a choice, because you have to work to put food on the table.
There are alternatives.
3. Vacation Days
Do you have vacation days? This would be a good time to use that vacation day to support your children by going to their school program. You cannot imagine how much that means to them to see your face in the audience. Remember once your children are adults you can never go back to this particular day.
I recall talking to a teacher that shared only 2 parents showed up for an event given for the children. Now that is totally unacceptable. If you are not able to make it, possibly ask a relative, such as a sister, cousin, uncle, or brother to attend. Try making your children a priority.
this is not really bad unless you perceive it as that. I like to
think of it as stages of the baby growing up. You may have never
considered that your baby will be cranky during teething time. You
may have never considered you nor your husband would get very little
sleep when your baby is colicky. You may have never known that
two-year-old would throw temper tantrums. Possibly you assumed your
toddler would do everything that you asked. It never occurred to you
that this little person has a mind of (his/her) own. Previously when
your baby was born, you could not wait for your baby to talk, now you
possibly feel guilty because you are thinking,” I do not want to
hear the word “mama” or “mommy” any time soon because my ears
need a rest.
may feel bad when you have fed your baby, changed your baby's diaper,
and to no avail your baby is continually crying for too long a period
of time. After taking your baby to the doctor you discover the
crying was for a reason, because the baby has an ear infection. Your
baby could not talk, but instead cried as loud as (he or she could)
to let you know something was not right. Do not beat yourself up
about this, because you did make it to the doctor in time. Remember
parenting is trial and error whether you like it or not.
this is not ugly at the time it may feel quite uncomfortable when you
need to apply tough love as your child get's older. If you have
been an enabler and you have not allowed your child to develop to
become a productive part of society, you may feel guilty or sad about
the outcome. Tough love is a choice. A question I have often asked
myself is, “If this were not my child, would I allow this type of
behavior?” Sometimes, we need to detach ourselves from the
I watched the TV program Supernanny, I was amazed at how this woman
goes around and helps families where the children are basically
taking over the house and running the lives of not one parent, but
both parents. Basically you do not have to be mean to get your point
across to your toddlers, children, or teens. You do however, need to
be persistent. You do, however, need to be on the same page with
your husband regarding your children. No you and your husband may
not agree, but there needs to be a common ground.
Everyone Makes Mistakes
your mistakes with your children shows your vulnerability and that
you are human. It let's them know you are not perfect. Let your
children know that everyone makes mistake. Even with all of our
perfection, expertise, and training, there is no perfect one, but
moments as a learning experience. I recall sharing with my children
that I was told when the street light came on in the evening that was
the time I needed to leave my next door neighbors house and come
home. I shared there were several times I knew I should go home,
but I was having so much fun with my friends. I was wrong. My
father would always explain to me in a mild manner why I was being
disciplined and what I did was wrong. Sometimes I would just start
crying when he talked to me, because I felt that I let him down by
not following his instructions.
recall my one daughter was born sucking her finger on the delivery
table. The doctor looked at me and told me, “She has probably been
doing that while you carried her in the womb.” When we went home,
my husband was adamant about pulling her finger out of her mouth. He
did not want her sucking her thumb, he was afraid she would
eventually have buck teeth. I, however, disagreed and I knew very
little about babies, but I know everyone has some type of habit, this
just happened to be her's. Needless to say, he allowed the thumb
sucking. She grew up with beautiful straight, white teeth. When she
was about 6 or 7 years old, she came home from school and told me the
children were teasing her and she wanted me to put hot sauce on her
thumb to help her stop sucking her finger. I did so. Needless to
say she was determine to stop and she did it on her own.
is a stage in life. There will be some good days and some bad days,
but inevitably you still love your children, hopefully,
to Rebecca at Positive Strategies for better Behaved Kids, when our
needs to be seen, heard, understood, loved, and connected are met, we
all do better. She further talks about speaking their language with
physical touch, words of affirmation, quality time, gifts and acts of
service. Those that are are already doing this are well ahead in
this scenario. For those that have not been doing this, it is not
too late too start.
emphasize the importance of not beating yourself up after you have
changed your baby, fed your baby, and your baby is still crying;
take your baby to the doctor to find out the baby has an ear
infection. If you are a first time parent, you would not have had an
idea the baby had an ear infection, because parenting is trial and
error. The good thing is that your baby received medical attention
in time. I also recall another instance when a teacher was upset
with herself because it was discovered her child had a learning
disability. She felt as a teacher she should have saw this. I
explained to her, “You are an excellent teacher, but sometimes we
are to close to the problem that we have blinders on.” The
important thing is that it was discovered and the issue was
parenting is a learning experience. So relax, learn, and have fun
while doing it.
Children receiving gifts
your child ever brought something home such as a gift or money and
said a friend gave it to them? You should be concerned. I recall a
child giving another child a pair of sunglasses. He stated he no
longer wanted them and wanted to do something nice by giving the
sunglasses away. He also told his mother a different story. He told
his mother he lost the sunglasses. That was a nice gesture to give
the sunglasses away, but the lying about the glasses was
this is a time for discussion, because he lied to his mother, in
order to do what he wanted to do. In addition, sometimes, children
feel they need to buy the affection of others, because they want to
about money? I recall a young child giving another $5.00. The child
states he can always get more money and that his mother will just
give it to him. Was he stealing this money? Was he giving his lunch
money away? This is another good time for discussion with your child
and contacting the parent of the other child. Express to your
children, it is not wise to take money from others unless both
parents are aware of what is happening. There are so many ways that
children can get caught up in wrong situations at the wrong time.
The money could have been stolen, the boy could have lied and said he
did not take it, but the other child took it. What tips do you have
to help children?
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everyone. We will be celebrating the Harvest Full Moon, which will
be visible Monday, September 24, 2018.
you know why this full moon is called the Harvest full moon?
According to earthsky.org., it is the full moon closest to the Autumn
equinox. In addition they further add that this full moon near the
horizon sunset may have a orange looking color to it as well. In
other words, it rises closes to the sunset.
got it’s name because back in the day the lamp of the Harvest moon
helped farmers gather their crops and as the sun’s light faded in
the west, the moon would rise in the east to illuminate the fields
throughout the night. How awesome is that. Have you heard the
song “Shine on Harvest Moon?” by Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth in
1903. This name Harvest Moon was popularized in the 20th
Century by that song.
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