Social Networking for Writers – Valuable or Waste of Time?

What? Social networking is vital to online writers, isn’t it? After all, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other social networking sites are how we promote our work. How could we possibly do our jobs without them? Who would know when we’ve had something published? How would we spread the word? And where on earth would we go to keep in touch with all our writer friends? I remember writing online before Facebook. I actually did quite…

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Could I See Myself Doing This?

The most difficult thing that I am faced with (besides constant financial crisis) is deciding on what to focus my studies on in the future. I have bounced all around the board on that one. I’ve thought I’d like to do so many things, and always a week later, I change my mind. I keep going back to the same questions over and over, and that would be “Could I see myself doing this?” Many…

"Could I See Myself Doing This?"

About Ubuntu

Ubuntu – I am, because we are Or I am, because of you Also Humanity to others AND My humanity is bound to yours One of the most touching TED Talks I’ve ever had the privilege of watching was presented in December, 2013 by Boyd Varty, a South African man and wildlife activist. The movement Boyd Varty is involved in has been called a psychology of restoration and the speech he gave at the Dec…

"About Ubuntu"

You’ve Just Been Pulled Over by the Police – Now What?

Looking in your rear view mirror and seeing those dreaded flashing blue lights is an experience that most drivers will have to deal with at one time or another. Even after a 32-year career in law enforcement, I still get apprehensive every time I see a police car up ahead of me parked along side the road monitoring traffic. My eyes immediately focus on the speedometer, my right foot instinctively eases off the gas pedal…

"You’ve Just Been Pulled Over by the Police – Now What?"

3 Running Mistakes Beginners Make

Running is one of the best fitness activities all around. It is affordable, simple to do, and it’s great to get or stay in shape. There are, however, a few mistakes that most, if not all, new runners make. And sadly, they become the reason most people quit running after a few days or weeks. Running Too Fast, Too Soon Running too fast, too soon is a sure-fire recipe for disaster. And the reason is…

"3 Running Mistakes Beginners Make"

Best Way to Remove Glittery Makeup

Glitter–it is a makeup product that gets a lot of play during the holidays, kind of like a glittering trail of evidence that tells the world exactly where you’ve been. Stepping out with a smoky glitter eye just seems right, until the following day when it’s all over your pillow (or his) and hanging around long after you want it. Rather than scrub your skin until it’s red, try these steps for removing glittery makeup.…

"Best Way to Remove Glittery Makeup"

Online Game Review: Kingdom Rush Frontiers

I love tower defense games–especially the ones that let you have soldiers on the battlefield. The only problem is usually you’ll get a generic boring uninspired tower defense game. Not so with kingdom rush frontiers, which has a quality akin to that of Ninjatown, one of my favorite games for the DS. It’s hard to say what makes a good tower defense game, but having a number of strategies you can employ is a good…

"Online Game Review: Kingdom Rush Frontiers"

Tips the Season for Stress, Increased Pain and Weight Gain

Ah, the holidays are here. For many of my clients, the holidays not only bring on family fun and good food, but they can also bring on increased stress, which can lead to pain and inflammation throughout the body. You don’t have to be a nutritionist to figure out that gravy-laden turkey stuffing can also pack on the pounds. As a naturopathic doctor, yoga instructor, and general wellness enthusiasts, I have my own way of…

"Tips the Season for Stress, Increased Pain and Weight Gain"

Maintaining Cast Iron Cookware

My husband has always enjoyed cooking, and has done most of it for our large family of 8 kids throughout the last twenty years. One of his favorite things to cook out of is cast iron cookware. In our family, the brunt of the cooking is his, and the brunt of the cleaning is mine. As the primary person doing the cleaning, I’ve learned to maintain my husband’s cast iron cookware with his direction, and…

"Maintaining Cast Iron Cookware"

Lucky Penny

“And $3.04 is your change ma’am.” As always, I squint as the frequent blinding light hits my face, and I prepare myself for the tedious ching of the homeless shelter, and the oncoming darkness. But this time, I feel myself being scooped up and passed to another pair of hands. My eyes swiftly direct themselves towards the homeless shelter where other coins watch me with envious eyes. Pre-determined selection. That’s what a Thomas Jefferson told…

"Lucky Penny"