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Friday, December 2, 2022

Best Sphaghetti Salad

This is one of my best dishes that I want to share with you. It is nutritional and has several colors of the rainbow in it. I hope you like it.


Healthy Salad

My Favorite


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Sphaghetti Salad

 


1. Start with ¼ bag of sphaghetti (note sphaghetti lover’s may use a little more)

2. Break sphaghetti into 3 pieces and boil for about 20 minutes or until done

3. While Sphaghetti is boiling cut up 14 grape tomatoes

4. Cut up a package of Hormel Pepperoni

5. Cut up 2 celery stalks

6. Cut 17 green olives in half

7. Drain the cooked sphaghetti

8. Then mix the sphaghetti, pepperoni, celery, and olives well

9. Add 1 ½ cup of finely shredded cheese and mix well

10. Sprinkle with Salad Supreme (this is optional)

11. Add almost ¼ cup of Ken’s Zesty Italian Dressing and mix well

12. Enjoy your sphaghetti salad


This is another healthy meal. Many of the vegetables in this dish are the color of the rainbow. This salad can last in your refrigerator 2-3 days.


1. Linguine vs Sphaghetti

Linguine is a type of pasta made of a simple flour and water mixture with origins in the province of Genoa, Italy and it is a flat noodle while Sphaghetti is round and is a type of pasta made of semolina or durum with flour and water; sphaghetti comes from the Italian word “spago” meaning “thread” or twine according to masterclass.com.


2. Cherry vs Grape Tomatoes

I have tried both, but I personally like the grape tomatoes. They help to make this a healthy meal. So I guess it is a matter of preference. A grape tomato has perfect sugar to acid balance for a rich sweet taste whereas a cherry tomato is very sweet almost candy-like and incredibly juicy and fresh flavor according to naturefresh.ca. They further add that tomatoes are rich in lycopene (known as a cancer-fighting agent), and vitamin A and Vitamin C.

I believe the first time I tasted sphaghetti salad was at an event I attended. I just recently started adding green olives to my recipe after a friend let me tasted her sphaghetti salad. I am sure there may be a variety of other ingredients that could also be added or substituted for this dish.


3. Celery

Did you know that celery is a great source of important antioxidants, it reduces inflammation, supports digestion, it is rich in vitamins and minerals with a low glycemic index, and it has an alkalizing effect according to heathline.com.?  They further add not to discard the leaves because that's where celery has the most calcium, potassium, and vitamin C. I have always thrown the leaves away. I just learned something new. I also have noticed that some restaurants would serve celery sticks with the Fried chicken. I always thought it was just so the plate would look good, but now I am finding out it helps with digestion. This is just so good to know. I also discovered that I like celery with ranch dressing. I like to slice the celery and dip it in ranch dressing. This makes for a delightful snack in itself.


4. Green Olives

Did you know that olives are rich in vitamin E, which can improve skin health and help your immune system, may reduce the risk of heart disease, they contain the compound oleocanthal which can kill cancer cells, they reduce the risk for Alzheimer’s disease, and help in preventing type 2 diabetes? That is according to Webmd.com. I like olives and also put olives in my Chef Salad and on my pizza. I am sure all of you pizza lovers can appreciate that. Have you tried a hamburger with olives? Now that is really good. So besides the fact that I used many of the olive oil hair products and face products I like to eat olives. Just eating them plain with nothing on them is good to me.  

Have you ever asked, “ How do olives affect my weight?” That is a good question. Olives have a low calorie density and may aid weight loss in several ways, but it is best to enjoy them in moderation due to their high salt content and overall fat content. Healthline.com talks about this. Remember that old adage “everything in moderation.” This has a lot of truth to it.


5. Pepperoni

Although pepperoni is high in sodium it contains selenium, an important antioxidant that keeps your immune system strong. Livestrong.com further adds that pepperoni has Vitamin B12, Thiamine, riboflavin, Niacin, panthothenic Acid and Vitamin B6. So there are some benefits of eating pepperoni. Again eat in moderation and a well-balanced diet.


6. Real Cheese

Beside the facts that cheddar cheese is rich in calcium, helps build strong bones, plays a role in blood clotting, is a great source of iron, vitamin A, Vitamin K, and lower your cholesterol, there are potential risks if you are lactose intolerant you could have symptom of bloating, flatulence, and diarrhea.


7. Italian Dressing

Italian dressing tends to be lower in calories and fat than cream-based dressing so according to Verywelfit.com this may be a better choice for you if you are working on maintaining or losing weight. It contains 35-3 calories, fat 3.1 gram, sodium 14.6 mg. Carbohydrates 1.8g, fiber og, sugars 1.6 g, and protein 0.1 g. I personally use Ken’s Italian dressing. I like it because it has an oil base that I really like compared to a few other Italian dressings.



Sources:


Linguine vs. Sphaghetti: Comparing Linguine and Spaghetti

 

Which is Which: Cherry vs Grape Tomatoes

 

5 Healthy Benefits of Adding Celery to Your Diet

 

Health Benefits of Olives

 

Can Olives Help You Lose Weight?

 

Is Pepperoni Good For You?

 

Cheddar Cheese: Are There Health Benefits?

 

Italian Dressing Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits

 

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Monday, November 21, 2022

7 New Technologies

Did you know that technology is increasing more and more on a daily basis. What is new today may become quite old tomorrow because of the advances of technology.


LATEST TECHNOLOGY



Good News:


1. Hospital Technology

Technology is used just about in every phase of life including the hospitals. Surgical Equipment has improved on a mass-scale shift to minimally invasive procedures; there is now the robotic surgical system known as the da Vinci Surgical System. This is according to healthcare-digital.com. They further add that EHR’s (Electronic Health Records) are more prominent in the healthcare industry during recent years. Have you been to the doctor or hospital lately? Doctors are required to record their information online. Some doctors will walk into your room with their iPad or laptop in their hands. Some record their information right then others may record directly after their visit with you. Have you needed a prescription lately? Do you remember when prescriptions were written out and you take them to the pharmacy? Now prescriptions can be sent in to the pharmacy electronically. All you have to do is go pick it up when it is ready. No longer is there the need to drop off the prescription and wait until it is ready. I had really forgotten about the time you needed to bring the hand-written prescription to the pharmacist.


2. Black Tech Titans

Some of the top black Tech’s include Timnit Gebru, Idriss Monthe, Shelly Bell, Arlan Hamilton, Ime Archibong, Stacy Brown-Philpot, Tania Speaks, Tope Awotona, Morgan DeBaun, Melissa Hannah and Sarah Kunst according to bamtheagency.com. My favorite is Melissa Hannah whoms is the co-founder of Mahmee, a digital healthcare company that uses predictic analytics to provide personalized on-demand support for new mothers and infants and she is backed by Serena Williams and Mark Cuban.


3. New Inventions 2022

Weobserved.com talks about a few of the best New Inventions in 2022 which include color changing cars: BMW IX Flow, Humanoid Robot: Ameca, Smart Bathing: Perfect Fill, Foldable Tech Devices: Zenbook, Galaxy flip, etc., COVID-19 Breathalyzer Test: ViraWarn Freedom, Health Body Scans: Withings body scan, Flying Vehicles: SkyDrive’s flying vehicle, and Solar Roof Shingles: GAF Energy’s Timberline Solar. I believe my favorite is the flying vehicles. If you have watched the movie Back to the Future II, flying vehicles were portrayed. Well it looks like that is becoming a reality. Weobserved.com adds that this personal flying vehicle will be super quiet, compact & emission-free, can fly at an altitude of 500 meters carrying a maximum load of 500 Kg at 100 km/h.


4. Technology in the Classrooms

Thank goodness for Technology during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Who would have thought that our schools would close and that United States would be on lockdown. Because we are creative we managed with the use of Technology. Churches were able to continue connections with the internet. Many families even became closer. Even though virtual schooling is not the same as in school contact it was the best that we had at the time and it did and is still working for some students. Did you know that 82% of United State teachers think using technology better prepares students for future careers according to edu.google.com. They further add that 48% of teachers in Australia have a strong interest in professional development using digital learning to engage students. Good technology is so vital for our young people. This brings to mind I had taken my grandson to get his hair cut. The manager turned the television on while we waited and the station was not coming on so he gave the remote to my grandson.  My grandson immediately was able to turn it on. My grandson in private said, “Granny all I did was reboot the television.” I told him, “That was awesome because there are those that do not know to reboot it.”

Then I recall another event that I was at and they were trying to show a video on the laptop but could not get the sound to work. My grandson offered to help. He had this small box that he was able to hook up to the labtop wirelessly. All of a sudden they had sound. It did not take him long to do it either. Knowledge is so important. I have observed that young people automatically seemingly love technology.


5. Self-Healing Skins

Are you ready for self-healing skins? Did you know that human skin is an incredibly powerful organ in that it is full of sensors that are tough, water-repellant; and it’s even able to heal itself when damaged. That is according to singularityhub.com. These are things that you probably take for granted. They further add that Japanese researchers are using this tissue engineering with robots. Instead of the robot being stiff, it will have human-like qualities.


6. Artificial Nerve System

According to news.stanford.edu Stanford and Seoul National University researches have developed an artificial sensory nerve system for artificial skin for prosthetic limbs, to restore sensation to amputees and perhaps, one day give robots some type of reflex capability. This artificial sensory nerve system is an awesome step for the numerous of amputees that exists. Just think of the numerous people that have some type of artificial technology in their bodies from hip and knee replacements, heart valve replacements, pacemakers, and much more.


7. 3D Printing Printing of Organs

3D Printing of tissues for ear, skin and blood vessels are in clinical trials according to trtworld.com. They further add that currently more than 106,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant in the United States, with a new person added every 9 minutes to the list.


Do you know of someone waiting for an organ transplant? I am so amazed at the new technology that is developing daily.


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Sources:


Top10: Most Efficient Pieces of Hospital Technology

 

101 Black Tech Titans 2022: Tech oriented future

 

25 Best New Inventions 2022: Tech oriented future

 

Emerging Technologies

 

Scientists Used Human Cells to Make Self-Healing ‘Living Skin’ for Robots

 

An artificial nerve system developed at Stanford gives prosthericdevices and robots a sense of touch


 How close are we to 3D printing organs for human transplants?

 

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Saturday, November 12, 2022

Do You Know the Benefits of Houseplants?

I recently discovered there are numerous benefits to having houseplants. I had previously thought they were just something nice to look at, but there is much more to the houseplants. Do you have houseplants in your house?


 Philodendron


Good News:


1. Plants are Important

They are important because it has been found that everyday houseplants can absorb toxins from the air, especially in small spaces with limited airflow. This is according to theimportantsite.com. They further add that people living in urban environments or other places with pollution, houseplants can keep the air cleaner and healthier.


2. Bottle Water

I drink bottled water. I have used bottled water since 2014 when lead poisoning was discovered in our Flint water. I love Ice Mountain Spring Water. One day I decided to give my plants some of the bottled water that I drink. Surprisingly the next day I could immediately see the difference. The leaves were stronger and new leaves were developing quickly. The vines were thicker and new vines developed quicker. So since then I have given my houseplants bottled Ice Mountain Spring water. The picture above shows the plants. The philodendron was given to me free at an event I attended. When I first received it, it was small in a small container. It is just amazing how this plant has grown over the years.


3. Over watering

According to elledecor.com you need to be careful to not overwater philodendrons and to only give it a drink when the soil is completely dry; It likes bright or medium and indirect light. They further add that Pilea Peperomioides, jade, hoya carnosa variegata, lipstick plant, ficus alii, zzplant, and air plants are some of the best indoor plants.


4. Plants and Gnats

Are you bothered by pesky gnats in your indoor plants? Sometimes this may come from over watering the plants. The gnats may start to venture out throughout your house and you do not want that. According to bybrittanygoldwyn.com to get rid of them let the top few inches of soil dry out, aerate the soil, bottom water your plants, isolate infested plants, establish an appropriate watering routine, and use sticky fly traps.


5. Benefits of Houseplants

Did you know that according to swansonsnursery.com houseplants can improve your mood, reduce fatigue, lower stress and anxiety, improve office performance and focus, boost healing and pain tolerance, minimize the occurrence of headaches by improving air quality, and ease dry skin and respiratory ailments due to dry air. I just learned a few things. I was not aware of the dry skin ease. This lets me know that indoor plants are not only beautiful to look at, but they have major benefits. They further add that plants also increase oxygen levels in the air by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen during phytosynthesis.


6. Your IQ

Did you know that indoor plants can improve your I.Q. (intelligence quotient)? According to activebeat.com natural foliage can help regenerate our directed attention capacity; a study cited by the article showed subjects in a room with plants fared better at cognitive tests. They further added that a study posted on the United States National Library of Medicine website, explained that half of a group of 90 patients recovering from a hermorrhoidectomy procedure were placed in rooms with plants and those patients had lower post-operative blood pressure, less pain, and decreased anxiety than those not in the company of plants. That to me would explain why plants are given as gifts to patients in the hospital. I often wondered why plants were given not really knowing a reason behind it.


7. Health Benefits of Cactus

We also have indoor Cactus. My husband has purchased a lot of them. I asked him why he particularly picked Cactus. He explained he remembered his grandmother having lots of them. Did you know that according to webmd.com Cactus can manage cholesterol, ease hangovers, control blood sugars, and boost the immune system.

To my surprise Cactus can be eaten as well. I also received another surprised when I was at a new restaurant yesterday. Cactus drink was on the menu. I started to try it, but thought maybe next time. I need to check out all of the ingredients before doing so anyway.


8. Reduce Indoor or Outdoor Background Noise

Have you ever had troubled relaxing in your home? According to cactusway.com Cacti can help reduce the amount of background noise you hear in your home whenever you’re trying to relax, because the surface area bounces noise off of it and away from you. This is so good to know.


9. Eye Health

Indoor plants play an important part to your eye health. According to kinglasik.com ninety per cent of an average human life is spent indoors, and that means your eyes are constantly exposed to toxins which can result in chronic dry eyes, redness, itching, allergies, and infections. They further add that an effective and aesthetic way to cleanse the air in your home or office is by decorating with a variety of toxin-absorbing indoor plants such as English Ivy, Spider Plant, Lady Palm, Peace Lily or Boston Fern. Plant have so many benefits that you probably have never even thought about.


10. Stress

Life can be stressful. Many are so busy on a daily basis. Did you know that if you are receiving cancer treatment and not getting out as much as you used to it is important to think about your physical environment. This is according to piedmont.org., They further add that a 2015 study found that caring for indoor plants reduced psychological and physiological stress in study participants; interacting with plants helped suppress sympathetic nervous system activity and diastolic blood pressure. That makes sense. Also sometimes just caring for others or something other than yourself can take your mind off of your own worries. Thank God for plants. Do you have indoor plants? After reading this article do you think you will get an indoor plant?


Source:


10 Reasons Why Plants are Important

 

35 Best Indoor Plants for Apartments

 

How to Get Rid of Gnats in Houseplants

 

The Top 7 Health Benefits of Houseplants

 

6 Healthy Reasons to Have More Plants in Your Home

 

Health Benefits of Cactus

 

7 Health Benefits of having Cactus in Your Home


Keep Your Eyes Healthy WithHouseplants that Purify Indoor Air

 

Health benefits of indoor plants

 


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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Do You Know Your Triggers?

Did you know that there are various types of triggers? There are triggers that will cause you to relive traumatic events or episodes in your life? 



                                                    Emotion Code


                                              ***Good News***


Although you may not control your triggers it is important to be aware of them. Traumatic events of episodes may produce challenging behavior.


1. What triggers mean

According to verywellmind.com being triggered is not just about something rubbing you the wrong way; it also includes substance disorders such as eating disorders, and anxiety. It has even been said that a trigger may make you feel as though you are actually reliving the event or trauma.


2. Numerous triggers

Various types of triggers may include anniversary dates of losses or traumas. frightening news events, the end of a relationship, financial problems, getting a big bill, sexual harrassment, being yelled at, being around someone who has treated you badly, and certain smells tastes, or noises, according to mentalhelp.net.


3. Anniversary dates

How often have you seen statements on social media or have heard a friend voice how much they miss their deceased loved one? Possibly that person has a trigger when that date occurs. They may have memories that cause them to feel sad or gloomy around that that time. Possibly someone has lost a loved one or friend suddenly to sickness or violence. This can be quite traumatic and even more traumatic when reliving this over and over. I recall talking to a young lady that lost her brother. Her brother was shot in a store and killed. She is now raising her grandchild. Just seeing her grandchild daily could be a constant reminder of what happened to her son. I cannot imagine what her grandson feels on a daily basis.


4. Frightening New Events

It may not be a good idea to just listen or watch the news all day long. While there are great events that may be shown there are also events that may be frightening to some, especially the caronavirus.   Just the mentioning daily of how many have died from this disease can be frightening. If you have lost a friend or family member to coid-19 that can be frightening. I recall when my previous co-worker lost her husband and her only son to covid-19. I could not imagine how she was feeling.


5. End of a Relationship

I recall the end of several past relationships. There was a feeling as though I had lost a part of myself. It was quite emotional and painful as well. I recall ending an abusive relationship and the feeling was horrifying. I felt many different emotions, but eventually as I began to heal I started feeling good again. I started feeling hopeful and there was a great feeling as though I had been released from an emotional jail. My pastor, Bible scripture the word of God was most beneficial to me at that time and it still is. I learned the importance of memorizing scripture because there were instances that the Holy spirit would bring to my remembrance certain scriptures. The great thing about that is that I can think on those scriptures as opposing to reliving my painful events.


6. Financial Problems

As long as we live in this world we will have problems, but it is up to us how we handle those problems. Financial problems can cause triggers. Living paycheck to paycheck can cause problems. Not making enough money to feed your family can be a problem. Single parents trying to take care of their children on their own can be a problem. All of these problems can cause triggers. Sometimes you may not even be aware of the triggers at the time.


7. Being Yelled at

There may be those that are used to yelling, but some are not. I recall in the past my sister yelled at one of my children. She is a yeller. I stopped her right then and explained my children are not used to being yelled at. If she had a problem with them to see me. I always talked and tried to explain situations to my children.

8. Smells, tastes, or Noises

Have you heard an old song playing and started reminiscing? Possibly the song brings back good memories, but then it might bring back bad memories. I recall a certain perfume my aunt used to wear called “White Shoulders.” If I smell anything similar to that I think about my aunt. I loved that perfume. The memories that come to mind about my aunt was that she was very clean, her house was immaculate, if you smoked she emptied the ashtray before you finished your cigarette, she ironed her husband’s underwear, she ironed her sheets. The main thing I did not like was when she came to visit she always polished my tennis shoes white. I was a child. I liked dirty tennis shoes. Now did that trigger something in me? Possibly. I wear white but not too often. Since I did not live with her I guess that was not too traumatic when you look at the spectrum.


9. Flares

Flares may reflect symptoms for fight, flight and freeze and symptoms of unresolved problems including irritability or attacks of rage or frustration according to chronicillnesstraumastudies.com


 10. Intentional

Make it a point to identify your triggers. This may take some time so by living in the present you can monitor when the triggers occur and always have a plan of action. As I listened to a radio station the speaker on there made a statement that certain groups of people would be admitted to the hospital every year about the same time. She further added that many of them had triggers that would occur around the same time to cause them to drink to much or to do drugs too much. She emphasized about learning to identify your triggers.


11. Managing Your Triggers

According to Yourlifeyourvoice.com managing your triggers include recognizing the triggers that cause emotional or physical responses; then making a plan for what to do when you encounter the triggers. Planning could include grounding activities, stopping negative thoughts, deep breathing exercises, writing in a journal, calling a friend, exercising, and or praying.


Finally, if you have not started it is not too late to start managing your triggers today.


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Wednesday, November 2, 2022

3 of the Best Linky Sites This Year

Linky sites and Blog Parties are an excellent way to drive traffic to your blog site. How many Blog Parties do you participate in?



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What is A Blog Party or aka (Linky Party)?


It is a place for bloggers to share their work with other like minded people. A blog party may be videos or either written work. The first blog party I encountered was a video party. I later learned that there were not only video parties, but parties that were written. I prefer the written blog parties. Below are just a few of the best blog sites that have awesome linkups.  I linkup with about 9 Linky Parties and I engage about 11 Group Boards in Pinterest. 


1. (Rosie Oh My Heart) Wonderful Wednesday Linkup

I have been linking at this linky party since 2020. This is a very large linky site with over 200 plus bloggers linking weekly. The exposure you received from this linky site is awesome. There are 6 Hostesses and you must follow them in some way either via Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram. That is a must before posting any of your material to their site. You can also be added to their mailing list so that you will be notified each week when the party starts. They are also looking for bloggers to help them host their blog site. One of their main rules is that you don’t link and run. They ask that you leave a comment, like and share for the Opportunity to be Feature. You can also share the entire linky party which helps them to grow. It really is a win/win situation because your blog receives exposure too.

If you happen to get featured at the linky party that is a double bonus for you, because usually the hostesses will share your blog story to their individual sites which means more traffic for you. Truly a win/win situation for both.


2. BingawordSmith Traffic Jam

This is one of the 2nd best linky sites. I have been linking to this site since 2018. This blogging site has about 99 plus bloggers and 3 Hosts. Note that every blog party may have their own set of rules. At this linky party you may link up as many of your old posts as you like, be sure to comment on other posts and share with social media. It will generally be open for about 2-3 days. Every linky party has their own amount of days that they will stay open. Some are open for a month while others only for a few days. Once the party closes there will be a note at the end of the party saying, (This Party Has Ended). The great thing about these parties is if you miss one you can always catch the next one. I generally post 1-3 posts during a party.


3. Penny’s Passion

I have been linking with Penny’s Passion since September 2020. Her linky party lasts for about 5 days. Her requirements at this blog party is to follow all hosts on at least 1 of their social channels. I usually follow most of my blog party hosts at Pinterest since I get the majority of my traffic from Pinterest. You are invited to tweet her blog party and invite others.


4. Blog Hosting

You might want to try blog hosting.  Possibly you might decide to host a blog party on your own or Co-host with others. Should you decide to host a blog party you might want to decide whether your party will be weekly or monthly, how many days will your party continue, establish some type of rules, determine what types of post you will allow at the party, decide how many posts you will allow from a blogger at each party, display a party button for the blogger to add on their blogger page, and possibly feature the blog post that receives the most clicks. I like the featuring aspect because this is encouragement for a blogger. Also I have been featured numerous times in the past at various blog parties. This gives you even broader exposure because you are then posted on some of the sites of your host. It is really a win/win situation for all.


Note: The bigger the blog party, possibly the more exposure. You will need to experiment and find out which blog parties work best for you.


5. Blogging Passion

Do you want to create a blog? I recall knowing that I loved to write but it was not easy getting started. The first blog site that I was at for some reason kept getting hacked. So I eventually found Free Bloggers. I started reading to find out as much as I could about blogging. The main thing that I remembered was to produce as much content as possible. The content producing did not occur over night. It took time. I have learned so much along the way. My passion for writing is family and health. That is something I discovered.

Did you know that it is important to share your blog on social media? When you share it you are helping someone else. Also the person or social media that you share it with will probably share it as well with someone else. This process can boomerang and get bigger and bigger. I also discovered that blogging was therapeutic for me. Also, I have met some very nice people along the way.


I was not sure of my passion in the beginning. I had to think about what it was that I really liked to write about. Sometimes writing is a process. It just does not happen over night. I find that I am constantly learning and because of technology changing and growing so rapidly that adds to my learning. Besides the linky parties that are done on video many people are also adding podcasts which works out well for them.


6. Which Post is More Popular

You also want to pay attention to  which of your blog posts are more popular than others. Your audience will determine that, because they will let you know the one’s they like the most.


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Monday, October 24, 2022

Why a Vision Board?

Do you have a vision board? Have you considered building a vision board? Do you have a vision for your future? Do you have a vision of your goals? Vision boards are quite helpful.



1. Vision

Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish; but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

Vision is important because you need to be able to visualize it for it to become a reality. I have often heard small black children stating they wanted to see a picture of someone that looks like them. I have often heard prominent blacks state if you see me you can become like me. Did I ever think I would see a black President during my lifetime? I did visualize a black President. I have also visualized a Woman President. Today there are numerous women CEO's (Chief Executive Officer’s) of companies all over the world.


2. Visualization is Powerful

Do you know why visualization is so powerful? Your (RAS) reticular activating systems is the filtering station of your brain. Constantly seeing the images on your vision board helps your brain filter out the things you don’t want, while focusing on what you do want. A visual reminder is how your subconscious mind stays focused on your goals according to elizabethrider.com.


3. For Your Eyes Only

Whether you decide on a physical vision board or an online vision board, remember the vision board is for your eyes only. There are haters out there. You may not want to share your vision board with others. Then on the other side you may want to share your vision board as an example to others. It is your choice.


4. Knowing What You Want

Knowing what you want is key. Think about your dreams and whatever it is that you want out of life. I recall when I started a Pinterest visual pinboard I did not have a clue as to what I was doing. A co-worker suggested Pinterest to me. I am so glad she did. Now today I have 1.7K followers. I learn everyday something new from Pinterest. This can also apply to your vision board. Dream big. If it is something that you want and you may think it is not obtainable pin it to your vision board because one day it may become obtainable. Vision boards do work.


5. Bucket List

Maybe it is not enough that you made a bucket list of things that you want to do before you pass away. Maybe you might want to do a vision board to visualize those things that you want to do. Remember this is your board. There are no rules.


6. Family

I recall my grandchildren and I sat down one day and made our own individual Vision Boards. I was quite amazed at the ideas and goals that they wanted for themselves. I was so very proud of them and I told them. I bought bulletin boards, crayons markers, scissors, and magazines and we basically made the board from that. I emphasized that they need to look at their vision board daily.


7. Vision Board Printables

Okay maybe you do not want to cut your vision ideas from a magazine another alternative is to download online free printables for your vision board according to the queenlife.me. There are various printables about health, friendship, family, money, travel, career, and much more.


8. Dream Vacation

Possibly you have a dream vacation that you feel you could never afford. Why not put this on your vision board. When you dream, dream big. You can even dream about things that are bigger than you. Possibly most of your life you have dreamed of traveling to a certain place or country. It can become a reality with a vision board.


9. Other Levels

A Vision Board works on other levels such as identifying and clarifying goals, dreams, intentions, focusing on values, gratitude, lifestyle choices, visual affirmations, and acting as a map toward your dreams and goals according to artfulparent.com


10. What You Need

You may use a variety of things for your vision board such as scissors, magazines, glue stick, tape, markers, stickers, fasteners, calendars, buttons, real cloth material, and stencils. Remember this is your board. You decide what you may or may not want to use on it. There is no end to what you may think of to use on your vision board.


11. Research

Read and research on your own to find out what others are doing with their vision boards. Research ideas. Maybe you have no idea when starting your vision board exactly what ideas you want to visualize but seeing examples of other visualizations may give you new ideas. Thank goodness for google. You can google numerous ideas for your vision board. The ideas may be endless. Take your time. Think about it.


12. Feelings

According to huffpost.com Elizabeth Rider (contributor) added few trinkets, like a peacock feather and bookmark picked up at retreats where she felt incredible energy and motivation around what she was learning. It was further added that she used a few inspirational notecards from her best friends and women that she admired on her board as well. So that is very important how you will feel when you create your vision board. It is not just about placing pictures and things on a board. They sorta all work together to create a bigger picture.


13. Examples of Visions Boards

DIY(Do It Yourself), activities, surfing, video games, traveling, nature, cooking, financial, family, relationships, inner peace, love, skills, and much more. The ideas could be endless.


So do you have a vision board? If not it is not too late to start one. Vision boards do work.


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Sources:


Proverbs 29:18

 

Why visualization Is So Powerful For Your Brain?

 

44 Beautiful & Inspiring Vision Board Printables

 

How to Make a Vision Board That Works in 9 Simple Steps

 

The Reason Vision Boards Work and How to Make One

 

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Monday, October 17, 2022

October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This month is celebrated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Although this is the month, awareness can be celebrated throughout the year.

 




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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

1. Why Wear Pink?

Do you know why pink is worn for Breast Cancer Awareness? Pink is feminine, gentle, caring color- the exact opposite of breast cancer; Invasive, aggressive, indiscriminate according to breastcancernow.org., It is further stated it represents fear of breast cancer, yet hope for the future and it became a symbol for breast cancer in 1992 for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the United States.


2. Cancer Freebies Resources

Did you know that you can get Cancer grants ranging from $200-$5,000 or more, free scholarships are available for Cancer survivors to return to school, free vacations and day trips are available, free transportation and housing are available, and much more according to cancercarrenews.com.


3. More Breast Cancer Resources

There are numerous Breast Cancer Resources available to you including the Inflammatory Breast Cancer-International Consortium, Lobular Breast Cancer Alliance Network, Male Breast Cancer Coalition, and several more that can be found at mibcc.org.


4. Gift Basket

You Can create your own gift basket for a Cancer Patient by including a blanket, snacks or vitamins, stress relievers such as a candle or coloring books, or self-care items such as Vaseline or chap stick. These ideas can be found at makingtimeformommy.com.


5. Chemo Care Gift Basket

Have you considered a Chemo Care Gift Basket? According to momsplanitvacationblog.com you may want to include hand sanitizer, lotion, tissues, a good book, chemo tote bag, water bottle, Seat belt Pillow for in the car, dining gift cards, warm socks, neck pillow, mouth rinse (biotene), and hand written notes.


6. Breast Cancer: Statistics

Did you know that according to cancer.net currently there are more than 3.8 million women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States.


7. 10 Symptoms of Breast Cancer-International


Do You Know the 10 Symptoms of Breast Cancer? They are as follows:


1. Lump in the Breast

2. Skin Changes

3. Swelling

4. Discharge from the Nipple

5. Breast Pain

6. Insomnia

7. Fatigue

8. Digestive Problems

9. Shortness of Breath

10. Difficulty Walking and Sitting


8. Chemo Port Pillow

Should you decide to make a Chemo Port Pillow createtodotate.org explains how to make one.


9. Breast Cancer and Deodorants

According to cancer.org. Parabens found in some beauty products including deodorants has been a major concern that it causes cancer. The reasoning is that Parabens absorb through the skin and the estrogen properties mimic estrogen which is the female hormone to cause breast cells normal and cancerous to divide. In addition, an oncologist told me that the reason for treating breast cancer so aggressively in young women is because cancer will feed off of their estrogen hormone. That was news to me. I just did not know that.


10. Cleaning for a Reason

Have you heard of this service? Cleaning for a Reason. This is a nonprofit organization that offers maid services free of charge. This service has been around since 2006 and is offered throughout the United States and Canada.


11. Social Media

Talk it up on social media. There are so many more social media platforms today such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, your blog or website, Pinterest, Linkedin, Google Plus, Utube, and much more.

I love https://www.pinterest.com/anointedtoday/breast-cancer-awareness/ Pinterest as a great source. I have a breast cancer awareness Group Board. It is listed below:

  

                             Breast Cancer Awareness


Just type ADD in the comments at Pinterest should you decide that you want to join. It is free. There are so many rich full pins here. Since this is a group board I have several awesome contributors that I cannot thank enough. Although I receive much of my traffic from Pinterest. Lately I have started getting a lot of traffic from Instagram. I am thankful for that as well.


12. Knit and Crochet

Do you know how to knit or crochet? Are you aware that you can make hats to donate to the cancer institute? 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.


13. Go To Chemo with your Friend or Relative

If 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.

As I talked with a patient that had chemotherapy, he mentioned that he had trouble traveling to places that he may have been to numerous times. 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.


14. Share Your Story

You never know how your story or testimony may help someone else. Everyone has a different story. Every family is affected differently. Even if you have not had breast cancer you may know a family member or friend that did have it. Remember we are all connected together.


Do You Have a Story to Share?



Sources:


Why I Wear It Pink

 

More Cancer Freebies

 

How to Create a Gift Basked For a Cancer Patient

 

Breast Cancer: Statistics

 

Patient Resources

 

10-Symptomsof Breast Cancer

 

16 Ideas for a Chemo Care Package

 

How to Make A Chemo Port Pillow

 

Antiperspirants and Breast Cancer Risk


Cleaning for a Reason

 


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