Welcome Dream Big Partner: Riverside Peace!

I am pleased to welcome the latest blogger to become a Dream Big Partner: Riverside Peace

Here is an excerpt from the Riverside Peace about page:

For as long as I can remember I have always loved writing. I write mostly poetry and fiction and sometimes dabble in other genres just for fun. I also like photography so I often use my own photos.

With a limited education but a lot of determination, hard work and encouragement from my husband, I entered university to graduate with a Graduate Certificate in 2004 at the age of 47. This experience then propelled me into doing something more with my hobby of writing and ventured into publishing short stories and poems in local and online magazines and newspapers for a few years.

You can find the rest of Chrissy’s story on her page.  Her logo is in my sidebar and on the Partners’ Page at the top of my website!  When you visit be sure to tell her Danny sent ya!

Welcome Dream Big Partner: Larimar Jewels and Things!

I am pleased to welcome the latest blogger to become a Dream Big Partner: Larimar Jewels and Things

Here’s a little about Larimar Jewels and Things:

I grew up as an adoptee in an environment that was not to be desired. One of the things I did learn throughout my time with my adoptive family was their passion for creativity. There were many little arts and crafts projects often happening and I really appreciated the nature of Arts and Crafts in general.
As a young child I learned to make necklaces, earrings, bracelets, anklets and so much more. I also learned about different beads, stones, and woodwork. My favorite stone of all time is the Larimar stone. The Larimar stone has so many functions. I began to dabble in making different types of jewelry using this beautiful pectolite.

The most commonly purchased larimar items are earrings with little Larimar stones. These stones are only found in the Dominican Republic. My passion became my side hussle and now, here at Larimar Jewels and Things, we make many different jewelry lines. After becoming a mother and wife, my spouse and I moved to the southern part of the Dominican Republic. It was here that I began to fiddle with the sewing machine. The first item I made was actually sewn by hand and I named it the Spouch (short for Safety Pouch.) The pouches are amazing, mainly because they get “tucked” into your clothing (usually pants, shorts…) People who travel often to countries like Haiti, Dominican Republic or any other developing nation often take a risk, and carrying purses can be dangerous. With the Safety Pouch, you can place your credit card, ID(Drivers license), money, coins, and insurance cards, into this pouch-then, tuck it into your clothing and no one suspects you have anything on you. They are comfortable, and machine washable. Perfect for a quick trip or a long term vacation.

I continue to make art as I believe in, creating new things, you create a spirit of healing. As I continue to heal from my traumatic adoption experience, I become the person I was supposed to be from the very beginning. I found my voice through creative means. All proceeds go to helping adoptees find their voice!

You can find the story of Larimar Jewels and Things on their page!!  The Larimar logo is in my sidebar and on the Partners’ Page at the top of my website!  When you visit be sure to tell them Danny sent ya!

Welcome Dream Big Partner: Lifting Taboos!!

I am pleased to welcome the latest blogger to become a Dream Big Partner: Lifting Taboos:

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Here is info from Lifting Taboos about page:

“”For so long I was silenced but NO MORE. I’m no longer scared, embarrassed, or pushed down. I am strong, courageous, and beautiful.I am not a product of my past but a solution to my future. I rise above the pain and show love by example.

I have risen because I am empowered to do so. And that tomb that tried to smother me, make me claustrophobic, keep my soul in the dark…. No more!

I am a strong and a mighty woman and my experiences, my truth is what sets me free.

I have nothing more to lose.

I hope by reading my blogs, my life, my stories.. You too can set yourself free!””

You can find the rest of Lifting Taboo’s story on her page.  You can find the Lifting Taboos logo in my sidebar and on the Partners’ Page at the top of my website!  When you visit be sure to tell em Danny sent ya!

Welcome Dream Big Partner: Leon’s Existential Cafe!!

I am pleased to welcome the latest blogger to become a Dream Big Partner: Leon’s Existential Cafe

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Here is info from Leon’s Existential Cafe about page:

“”My name is Leon Garber; and I’m a Licensed Mental Health Counselor/Psychotherapist, based in Brooklyn, NY, with specialties in Existential Psychotherapy, Trauma Therapy, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. My major focus is on the challenges related to death, life-meaning, freedom, authenticity, human connection, and self-esteem.

You can find me on LinkedIn: Leon Garber, LMHC

Check out my blog’s Facebook page: Leon’s Existential Cafe @ Facebook

Or follow my blog’s Twitter page: Leon’s Existential Cafe @ Twitter

“The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.”

― William James””

You can find the rest of Leon’s story on his page.  His logo is in my sidebar and on the Partners’ Page at the top of my website!  When you visit be sure to tell him Danny sent ya!

Welcome Dream Big Partner: Over the Andes!

I am pleased to welcome the latest blogger to become a Dream Big Partner: Over the Andes

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Here is info from the Over the Andes about page:

“Bienvenido,

My name is Kim.  I’m a Latin American Studies teacher.  I teach Latin American History and Politics and Basic Spanish.

I love reading, writing, teaching and travelling.   As a mother of three little boys, the travel does not occur as much as I’d like it to.  The reading and learning, however, continue.

This blog is a chance for me to share my love of Hispanic culture and history with anyone who wants to know more about it.  I’d love a chance to interact with others who share similar interests and to learn from them too.  There’s so much still to learn.

What do you want to know about Latin America?  Have you visited any part(s)? What are your favourite travel tips?  Do you live in a Latin American country?

On this blog we can chat about books, culture, education, travel, food… the possibilities are endless.  Please join me on my journey to discover more about this fascinating part of the world.

¡Buen viaje!”

 

You can find the rest of Kim’s story on her page.  Her logo is in my sidebar and on the Partners’ Page at the top of my website!  When you visit be sure to tell her Danny sent ya!

Welcome Dream Big Partner: Healthcare Job Openings!

I am pleased to welcome the latest blogger to become a Dream Big Partner: Healthcare Job Openings

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Here is info from the Healthcare Jobs about page:

“Hi! Welcome to Vyvian’s Healthcare Job Referral blog. Here, you’ll find healthcare jobs hiring right now.  Once you find a job you’re interested in or qualify for, click on my referral link, fill-out the form and submit.  Good luck!”

 

You can find the rest of Vyvian’s story on her page and if you are looking for employment in the healthcare field be sure to reach out to her through her contact page.  Her logo is in my sidebar and on the Partners’ Page at the top of my website!  When you visit be sure to tell her Danny sent ya!

Surgery is Hard Work

Being Lydia!!

Being Lydia!

And by that title, I am not referring to the doctors and nurses! As you read this keep in mind that I didn’t even have the surgery. sickdog

Okay, so the day I saw the surgeon and it was decided I should have my hernia repaired, I had a multitude of forms to fill out. Thankfully my hubby was there because my arthritic hands don’t work very well to write, and my fibro brain doesn’t remember anything past my nose! I have cheat sheets but forgot them at home. I think it took a half hour to fill everything out!

Then we waited for the call to find out when my surgery would be. I was given the opportunity of a short wait if I didn’t mind the risk of being bumped for an emergency. So, I had about 10 day’s notice to my surgery date.

During these 1o days, Hubby…

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Still withdrawing from the first medicine.

Give your support to Tessa over at Advocate For Mental Illness!!

Tessa Can Do It! Positivity is Catching!

The pain from the withdrawal is horrible. Hope drug # two isn’t as bad. I start the 2nd drug (anti-psychotic) in 1.5 weeks.

This morning I get fitted for my new diabetes shoes. Don’t ask me what the purpose is, but I can finally get a wide enough shoe. The problem is that there aren’t a lot of places my insurance will cover and I have to drive around 45 minutes.

The wind is ripping through the trees surrounding the house. I worry about a tree falling. Had one fall in another house. You can hear it. I didn’t know where it was going to land so I just covered my head and waited for the noise to subside. It was the neighbor’s tree and was headed for our house and our propane tank (could have gone kaboom). The electric wires bounced it off to the owner’s house and they …

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The Weed Dilemma

This is Th3 Platform!!

Th3 Platform

It is an unprecedented time we live in when it comes to drugs. The usage is more prevalent in this country than ever before. In particular, one important aspect is the movement towards legalization of marijuana nationwide. We already have a few states that approve of recreational use and more that approve of medicinal use. It is difficult to weigh the positives and negatives in search of a conclusive legislative decision. I’m here to show both sides and offer my own perspective on whether or not this should be legal

The number one benefit of cannabis is its medicinal usage. The drug has given relief to patients suffering from pain, arthritis, terminal illnesses, and mental disorders. It is also reportedly useful for people suffering withdrawals from other substances such as alcohol and opiates. From a legal perspective, the benefit of legalizing recreational usage would drastically reduce the amount of people…

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