Today I was reminded of how much we can accomplish when we make a choice to kick negative feelings out of our minds and shift our mentalities into one that is positive and receptive of what is to come…
I heard a speaker share about his humble origins, and how with intention, he raised his business into a multimillion dollar empire. He did not settle and he did not take no for an answer. He knew he wanted more and he described an epiphany,… Continue
Added by Maria Martinez on February 6, 2010 at 3:55pm —
By Habib Wicks and Joshua Wayne, MA
I wish I could say I penned this. But I can't.
However, I thought it so significant that I wanted all of you to be able to benefit from it, as is.
Somehow, we feel we are paralyzed to make positive changes in our lives. We aren't. We just need to know how!
Currently we have 100 individuals participating in an 8 week transformation event called, Lean Out… Continue
Added by Whitney Cabrera on January 28, 2010 at 12:30pm —
Skiers and snowboarders are an enthusiastic bunch. Even during last year's recession, more than 57 million people hit the slopes during the 2008-2009 season, according to the National Ski Association. And with record snowfall recorded throughout North America and the Winter Olympics starting in mid February, this season is slated to be even bigger.
But even the die-hard skiers want to find the best deal this ski season. Here is a list of… Continue
Added by Woman to Woman Magazine on January 24, 2010 at 7:30pm —
I will be making a visit to the California wine country soon and I thought I should share some tips with you regarding tasting tours. Though my trip will be focusing on finding some new gems for everyone, many of the same tips will apply.
Organize Your Visit
Select both large and small wineries to visit. This will give a perspective of what’s out there. Plan on selecting three to five winery’s per day. Two in the morning, one at lunch and two in the afternoon, this will… Continue
Added by Ric Reed on January 22, 2010 at 11:00am —
One of the best educations a child can receive is a classical education. It is the training that the ancient Greeks received, as well as the Italian nobles of the Renaisaance and America's Founding Fathers. A classical education focuses on the three things which were considered to be the reason for and thus the focus of education up until the 1800s: truth, virtue, and beauty. This is in contrast to today's modern education system which focuses on knowledge as a conduit to a profitable… Continue
Added by J. Lenora Bresler on January 22, 2010 at 9:08am —
Senior Helpers of Polk County is committed to contributing to the rebuilding and recovery of Haiti after the deadly earthquake. Senior Helpers of Polk County will contribute $50 to the American Red Cross for each new client starting services January 18 through February 28, 2010. By signing up for services with Senior Helpers, not only are your loved ones receiving the care they need to continue to live independently at home, you will also be helping the residents of Haiti as they rebuild their… Continue
Added by Senior Helpers on January 18, 2010 at 11:48am —
All of us have met people who just seem to be happy most of the time. Perhaps you have assumed that these people are just naturally happy, or that they are the lucky people who have an easy life, or they had really loving parents. Most of the time, nothing could be farther from the truth.
Happy people are making specific choices regarding their thinking and behavior. Happy people consciously choose to think and behave in ways that result in… Continue
Added by Woman to Woman Magazine on January 17, 2010 at 6:30am —
I was honored with the chance to host a "Fun, Fit, and Guilt-Free House Party
" to introduce the new Your Shape for Wii and the tastefully decadent Jell-o Mousse Sensations to my family and friends.
As part of my New Years Resolution, I am working to focus on my health more. It can be said that I am very guilty of putting my children, husband, family, and friends first more times than not. As long as everyone else is taken care of an happy, that's good enough for me. But… Continue
Added by Carrie-Ann Brady on January 11, 2010 at 11:02am —
Gerhard Treviranus from Campbell City , FL and member of the St. Cloud Pavement Pounders running club, recently accomplished an amazing feat. He ran from Cocoa Beach to Clearwater Beach , only stopping to eat and change clothes. The run took 67 hours to complete, through the rain, wind and cold. Gerhard accepted pledges and donations all to help increase funding and awareness for the Sunshine Foundation Dream Village in Davenport , FL.…
Added by Sunshine FoundationDream Village on January 8, 2010 at 1:58pm —
(ARA) - When Sunny, a 3-year-old golden retriever, began working for San Diego Unified School District last spring, one of her first students was a fourth-grader with cerebral palsy, mobile only with the aid of a walker.
Adaptive physical education teacher Andrea Bazer says that as soon as this young student met Sunny, she was eager to take Sunny for a walk -- first with the help of her walker, then with Bazer helping, and finally without… Continue
Added by Woman to Woman Magazine on December 31, 2009 at 3:00pm —
No matter what your age, getting the proper amount of sleep remains essential to your physical health and emotional well-being. Particular lifestyle changes can help seniors regain the restorative sleep they need for lifelong wellness.
What are typical sleep problems in the elderly?
Disturbed sleep, waking up tired every day, and other symptoms of insomnia are not a normal part of aging.
Age alone does not cause sleep problems during senior years. Instead,… Continue
Added by Senior Helpers on December 30, 2009 at 11:46am —
In 40 hours it will be a brand new year, most of us will wake up feeling as though it is just another holiday- a day off from school, a day off from work. Most of us will be planning to do things around the house and spending time with friends and family. This Friday will be the mark of a new decade and as our minds turn towards the future and what the year may hold for us- we need to be aware of the year past- reconciling the weeks and months behind us.
A friend of mine a few days… Continue
Added by Lori Cumberledge on December 30, 2009 at 10:02am —
Most of us will listen to a familiar song as we ring in the new year, but some of us won't understand the lyrics. The song traditionally sung at midnight is "Auld Lang Syne," a very old Scottish song. Scottish poet Robert Burns is credited with writing the lyrics in the 1700s, but the melody is thought to have preceeded the lyrics.
New Year's has always been a big holiday in Scotland, to this day even topping Christmas, in that many Scottish people gladly work Christmas Day so they… Continue
Added by J. Lenora Bresler on December 28, 2009 at 7:54pm —
Do you want to really achieve that new year resolution that you made on January 1? Whether you want to lose weight, quit smoking, earn more money or achieve a personal goal, now is the time to make it happen. Here are ten easy steps that can put you on the road to success and experience a New YOU Year.
Step One - Write It Down
Every New Year Resolution is a striving to improve. Put your resolution into writing.
A resolution… Continue
Added by Woman to Woman Magazine on December 27, 2009 at 11:00am —
Christmas is, for many people, their favourite time of the year. Taking away the fact it is a time of rampant Christmas gift giving and stress, it is also the time of year when families most often come together and see each other. For others, it is the joyous occasion of celebrating Christ's birth, and as Christmas has been overtaken by the commercial side of the season, this religious basis for the celebration is often overlooked. However, many… Continue
Added by Woman to Woman Magazine on December 19, 2009 at 5:00pm —
Did you know that for drivers 85 and older, the fatality rate skyrockets to nearly four times higher than that of teenage drivers??
Driver safety is an important issue for seniors. Do you know an older driver who is experiencing trouble on the road? It is important to carefully monitor the situation. This article can help you determine whether you should take steps to encourage the senior to stop driving.
What risk factors of aging can affect safe driving?
Added by Senior Helpers on December 18, 2009 at 12:01pm —
"Deck the halls" we sing and deck them we do, but have you ever wondered how all that decking started? Evergreen branches have been used as decorations in homes near the winter solstice since Roman times. December 21 was the day to commemorate the death of the sun god and his resurrection every year. Romans gave evergreen boughs to each other as gifts, the green branches symbolizing new life. Early Christians wisely used that pagan holiday as a teaching object lesson about Christ, the true son… Continue
Added by J. Lenora Bresler on December 17, 2009 at 9:27pm —
HOLIDAY CELEBRATION ANSWERS ANOTHER DREAM
The Sunshine Foundation Dream Village hosted its 8th Annual Holiday Celebration on December 1st.
We would like to thank everyone involved that made this event possible. Sunnie the Sunshine Panther and his friends entertained the children. Santa and his elves passed out gifts. Rhoades Road 4-H Club and their leader, Robert Scott, staged a live Nativity scene.
The Haines City –… Continue
Added by Sunshine FoundationDream Village on December 16, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Funny thing how simple things can trigger long ago memories. I love wearing heels, not just for the height they give me, or the slimming effects on my legs, but I love wearing heels for the memory they are attached to.
When I was a kid, I was sick...alot....at school. I would go down to the clinic where my mother would be called. I would lay on the canvas cot, listen, and wait for her to arrive. After what seemed like hours- the familiar "click, click, click, click" would come down… Continue
Added by Lori Cumberledge on December 16, 2009 at 1:43pm —
There is a popular saying that you see on a lot of plaques these days; I love it because it could be a motto for my life: "We measure life not by the breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away." As long as I can remember, I've been about making memories -- for myself, certainly, but also and most importantly for those I love. I have a certain, well, gift for doing it, at least that's what I've been told, but I know the truth: If I do it well, it is only because I have made it… Continue
Added by J. Lenora Bresler on December 15, 2009 at 10:29pm —