Just a Thought…

Peace from Panic

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I’ve never been much of a risk taker, so I totally identify with this. Sometimes it’s hard to get out of my comfort zone. I’m comfortable there!

But when I try something new, branch out, and reach higher than I thought I could, life can be so much more rewarding.

Sure, there’s a chance of failure. But if I don’t try, I’ll never know. If I don’t climb the mountain, I’ll never see the stunning view.

My husband and I have tried to teach this lesson to our daughters. When Mackenzie and Talee were little, we encouraged them to try new foods, make new friends, and play different sports.

Now that they’re older, we support the girls in their decisions to travel and experience the world. We’ve always tried to instill a sense of adventure and a zest for life. That happens when they push the limits and go beyond…

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Share Your Favorite Blogger!

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So I wanted to do something different Thursday which was to share the link of a blogger you enjoy following that you think others would enjoy also.  It seems to be working nicely so I’m going to continue the post via the link below.

Be sure to visit the other links and meet some great bloggers.  I’ll also be running the standard Meet and Greet so check that out as well.

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FAVORITE BLOGGER LINK

My daughter’s triumph being deaf with cochlear implants.

I have so much going on in the next month I’m a little overwhelmed. I’m trying not to think about it. The most important thing is my daughter turns 18 in a…

Source: My daughter’s triumph being deaf with cochlear implants.

Silver Sneakers part of my medical plan.

Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

I had silver sneakers with my other plan, but never used it. I intend to start using it. I can join more than one because they all have different amenities available for silver sneakers and some slap on a per class fee whereas the gym itself is free.

As my son the personal trainer says, “if I want to be in a wheelchair continue what I am doing now.”

Mental and physical problems aside I don’t want to be in a wheelchair. I may be lazy, but not that lazy. And my health depends on better physical fitness. I can get rid of some of this medicine with exercise and losing weight.

I start a new anti-depressant tonight. Remeron with my mood stabilizer staying the same.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Share Your Favorite Blogger!

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So I wanted to do something different yesterday which is to share the link of a blogger you enjoy following that you think others would enjoy also.  It worked wonderfully so I’m going to continue the post via the link below.

Be sure to visit the other links and meet some great bloggers.  I’ll also be running the standard Meet and Greet so check that out as well.

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FAVORITE BLOGGER LINK

Happy 100th Birthday Raymond Burr

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Today is the 100th birthday of the actor Raymond Burr. He played Lars Thorwald in Rear Window and I am not even sure he had any lines, but was nevertheless frightening. He played Perry Mason and Robert T. Ironside, two of the best TV detectives of the 60s and 70s. The world is a better place because he was in it and still feels the loss that he has left.

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NAME: Raymond Burr
OCCUPATION: Film Actor
BIRTH DATE: May 21, 1917
DEATH DATE: September 12, 1993
EDUCATION: Long Beach Junior College, Stanford University
PLACE OF BIRTH: New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
PLACE OF DEATH: Healdsburg, California
EMMY: 1959 for Perry Mason
EMMY: 1960 for Perry Mason
HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME: 6656 Hollywood Blvd.

BEST KNOWN FOR: Canadian actor Raymond Burr is best known for his title…

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Awards: The Liebster Award!

Art by Rob Goldstein

A huge thanks to birdflight.blog for nominating me
for this award

The rules of this award:

Acknowledge the blog that nominated you and display the award.
Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you.
Give 11 random facts about yourself.
Nominate 11 blogs.
Notify those blogs of the nomination.
Give them 11 questions to answer.

Eleven Random Facts about me.

I’m a big fan of martial arts movies
I have a sardonic sense of humor
I love sardines.
I’m always reading something.
I’m a news junkie.
I have a strong sense of patriotism
I like a sunny day!
I believe that your life is what you make is only  when you have everything you need to physically survive and thrive.
My cat died three years ago and I still can’t make myself replace her.
When I say I can’t do something I mean it.
I change my opinion when new…

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A Few Random Thoughts

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It is just after 4:00 am and I am up early to get some things done for a few clients.  I do a lot of the creative ads for any campaigns I run digitally and my mind sometimes wakes me up with ideas.  So here I am; wide awake and typing when I might be better off sleeping.  Nonetheless here are a few of the things going on in my mind…

  1. I am currently working my way through all the season of The Big Bang Theory.  Currently I am in season 5 and so far it is hilarious.  I highly recommend it to anyone.
  2. Vacation for Evelina and I begins in 6 days!  I need this trip to recharge a little and Naples, Florida is just what the doctor ordered!
  3. I had a huge client sign with my company yesterday.  My coworker and I have worked on this for nearly a month and we got the word yesterday that they signed with us for all of their digital advertising.  When I close deals like this it is so completely satisfying.
  4. I haven’t been as active lately in my reading of other blogs, but that is going to change.  I need to refocus my energies and come up with a better plan.  Last time I looked there are approximately 6,700 blogger who follow my page, which makes it nearly impossible to get to every single follower.  I’m not exactly sure what I’m going to do if I’m being honest.
  5. I went to the hospital yesterday evening and had an MRI on my shoulder.  In October 2015 I had a little stumble on the staircase and the pain in my shoulder has gotten progressively worse ever since.  The specialist thinks I either have a torn bicep muscle or a torn rotator cuff.  Either way surgery appears imminent which doesn’t please me, but I’ll be happy to have a functioning shoulder again.
  6. In preparation for Naples I have been lying out in the sun for 20 minutes each day.  It seems that I have developed an allergy to the sun!  Each day my back, chest and legs develop hives from the exposure so I think it best I get a UV shirt for my trip.

That’s all for now.  Hope everyone has a wonderful Friday!!

 

ARE YOU IN CONTROL OF YOUR TIME AND PRODUCTIVITY?

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Gary Vaynerchuck talks a lot about “knowing who you are.” And It’s true, that’s something we should do.

“Know Thyself” would say Plato.

So… do you know what you’re good at? What about what you’re not so good at?

For me, it’s time management and time commitments. I say yes to a lot of projects, then I end up having way too many…

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Depression Series Part 1: Major Depression

This is the first part of the depression series for the mental health awareness month.  Although depression is spreading as we speak, clinical depression is often not fully understood, and is naively, by those who haven’t experienced it, confused with normal sadness or feeling the blues. This post will show the stark differences between major…

Source: Depression Series Part 1: Major Depression