Sunday, October 30, 2011

Mint Pouch Helps Smokers Stop Smoking

Mint snuff is receiving some wonderful testimonials from cigarette smokers. Many have combined the pouches with the use of the patch to successfully end their smoking habit and improve their health.

With oral cancers, throat cancer and others that are associated with dipping, chewing and smoking, this product is a much welcomed alternative that can be used by many to help them with the challenge of giving up their addiction.

Heart disease and lung problems are also associated with tobacco products, making it  a potentially deadly problem.

The mint pouches are also useful for those suffering with TMJ, bad breath and dry mouth!

By the way, I just found these sites and I think the information could be helpful to many people. I am not affiliated with them or paid by them in any way.

Click here to read more facts about mint snuff and mint chew.

According to,

Mint Snuff is a tobacco alternative, not a tobacco substitute, and is therefore not subject to tobacco taxes.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has categorized Mint Snuff as food. It is manufactured with food-grade ingredients that are all Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) by the Food and Drug Administration. It is an edible product, similar to candy.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has categorized Mint Snuff as food. It is manufactured with food-grade ingredients that are all Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) by the Food and Drug Administration. It is an edible product, similar to candy.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Police REFUSE to arrest occupy protesters

On Sunday, October 23, 2011, the law enforcement officers of Albany, New York, made a startling decision to IGNORE the requests of their mayor and governor.

Finally, sanity prevails.

With protesters acting peacefully, local and state police agreed that low level arrests could cause a riot, so they decided instead to defy Cuomo and Jennings.
“We don’t have those resources, and these people were not causing trouble,” a state official said. “The bottom line is the police know policing, not the governor and not the mayor.”

Read the full story using the link below:

BREAKING: Police REFUSE to arrest protesters! #OccupyAlbany #OccupyWallSt

Friday, October 21, 2011

Inspiration for Writers

I've just begun writing again, a welcomed challenge that I seem to go through in phases. I have found some interesting blogs that would be inspirational, instructional, and just plain good reading for writers or wannabe writers. Hopefully I'll visit them often and persevere to a finished project this time.

A friend and I are collaborating on a project right now and I have high hopes for it. Of course, I always have high hopes, I just don't have a high rate of completion (grin).

Anyone who wants to write, probably can. It just takes dedication to complete a project. With word processors that not only check your spelling, but also alert you to grammatical errors, there is no excuse to not attempt to write that one proverbial book that apparently lies within each of us (so they say).

Starting is easy.

I have started so many stories it boggles my mind. Finishing them, that's the hard part. I now realize that I am going about it the wrong way - you know what they say, doing something over and over again even though it isn't working, is the definition of insanity. Of course, I paraphrased that concept.

I'm gathering some writer info into a blog post for future reference, and also so others might benefit from them.

I used StumbleUpon to find these sites referring to writing, so feel free to friend me over there. I also found a cool site that gives you one word and then allows 60 seconds for you to write about it. It's a great little exercise. Join me there too, they have a great community and we can be friends and share our one word blurbs. My username is "bloglady" on both of these sites.

“Begin with an individual and you find that you have created a type; begin with a type and you find that you have created–nothing.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

I was so happy to read that quote! We are working on the character first and allowing her to take us on this journey. Yay! At least we're off to a good start!

Writing Links:
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  • This first one has links to many free software programs that writers can utilize. My favorite of the bunch is "Rough Draft," a free program that helps writers, especially those writing screenplays and television scripts. He no longer updates the software, but it is still available for download.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Ghost Proof Your Home

Halloween is around the corner and October in general is a month when strange happenings occur. I hear many tales of unexplained phenomena such as lights going on and off, knocks on the door when no one is there and sometimes just a "feeling" that someone is watching you.

Is there any particular reason that spirits are more active in October? None that I can think of, except that it has been believed to be this way for centuries.

However, those who know more about the cosmos, the star alignments and geomagnetic pulls may have some valid reasons why October is the bewitching month.

Ghostly superstitions and beliefs exist in all cultures, and today I found a nice image that shows ways to ghost proof your home. The traditions come from many different cultures and are easy to do, except for the Kaballah thing.

Click on the image to view it enlarged at the original source.

Halloween Infographic

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Star Jones Fired

Celebrity Apprentice is one of my favorite shows. It's fascinating to see how such famous and influential people deal with each other during their ambitious race to the "WINNER" proclamation of Donald Trump.

Sunday night's show was full of entertainment as usual. At one point, I began to wonder if Meatloaf was channeling Gary Bussey, but it turned out okay.

Later, when Meatloaf and Star Jones got into it, I became less of a fan of Star Jones and I wasn't a huge fan to begin with. While she is a woman of great accomplishments, she is also the first person to tell you about them. It was obvious that she was throwing Meatloaf under the bus from the beginning of that episode.

But why?

At first, I thought it was a deliberate act to try to get rid of him, but as she refused to continue her debate with him when it became uncomfortable - as the truth usually is - I began to wonder if there was a deeper psychological reason for her actions.

Star has taken the bull by the horns performing her "branding" tasks with little or no input from others on the team - until Meatloaf.

Why did she suddenly stop?

Perhaps she has some emotional scars that cause her to shutdown in the presence of influential men. Possibly someone in authority caused her a lot of pain in her childhood.

Whatever the reason, Star Jones was fired, mostly because several people had complained of her manipulation and back-stabbing tactics, which no good leader should have.

If you haven't watched the show, this is a great season to watch, even though it's almost over. I think it would be a great tool for anyone wanting to learn how the rich and famous (and powerful) conduct themselves in business matters.

It's definitely a hoot if you have an interest in psychology.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Preciousness of Rarity | LIFE

Truer words were never spoken than the following excerpt from Cynthia Occelli's blog post. Share this with the single people in your life...

People want a love they can cherish, count on and feel special about.

Having sex before a solid relationship develops is no more special than mating farm animals. It sends a message: "This isn't a big deal to me, I do this with everyone I like."

Read the whole article here:

Preciousness of Rarity

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Do One Thing Everyday That Scares You

Baz Luhrmann - Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)

Love this... I posted it so I can come back and watch it from time to time, just to be reminded...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Simple foods provide protection against radiation exposure

The crisis in Japan has inspired me to learn more about the foods we eat, and what we can do to protect ourselves from toxins, especially radiation.

I found the following article particularly interesting because they have reports on studies conducted which validate their claims.

One of the most important factors to consider when choosing what to eat, is the fiber content.

"Sulfur-containing antioxidants found in cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, kale, and cabbage, have been found to provide protection against radiation exposure through their detoxifying properties. Pectin in fruits has also been shown to reduce levels of the radioactive substance Cs-137. Plant based foods provide protection against free radical damage and they can reduce the absorption of radioactive substances."

Learn more: foods provide protection against radiation exposure

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

When Illegal Doesn't Matter: US Uncut's National Day Of Protest | The Nation

Are corporations actually running the government?

It would seem so.

"In 2010, Bank of America handed out $2.2 million in campaign contributions to Congressional representatives and PACs (36 percent went to Democrats, 64 percent to Republicans). By throwing around that much cash, huge companies like BoA have a big say when it comes to crafting legislation that permits them to escape paying taxes, according to US Uncut organizer J.A. Myerson."

"Bank of America hasn’t paid a nickel in federal income taxes for the past two years, and in fact raked in an additional $1 billion in tax “benefits.” The bank is enjoying these profits after accepting $45 billion from taxpayers, which the company then got to count as a deduction when they paid back the money."

When Illegal Doesn't Matter: US Uncut's National Day Of Protest | The Nation

Friday, March 18, 2011

March Full Moon/Spring Equinox :: Radiant Healing

Full Moon info on the March 19th full moon and how to take advantage of it.

Whether you believe in the energy shifts of the full moon or not, this is still an excellent time to combine your prayers with prayers of countless others who will be focusing on the planet, especially Japan, as well as on individual healings.

" aware that each choice we make has two potentials; they can be harmless or harm. Don’t forget to align choices and outcomes with the highest good for all, a compassionate decision that includes you."

March Full Moon/Spring Equinox :: Radiant Healing

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Castmastes from Sister Moses


More castmates from Sister Moses performance at PVCC.

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Sister Moses


Photo of my daughter and castmates in fabulous performance of Sister Moses. Kaitlin, my daughter is the blonde one.

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Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Facebook contributes to eating disorders

Interesting mix of not so useful news today, beginning with teens who text have better literacy skills. That's nice.

In Israel, they have concluded after a study that FaceBook contributes to eating disorders among their teen girls.


Forget about the magazines, television shows, commercials, billboards, movies and rock stars.... it's all FaceBook's fault.

That's ridiculous.

Wonder which big company funded THAT study?

Meanwhile, pray for peace in Egypt and the world.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Emotional Upheavals

Growing up in the 60s and experiencing the assassins of JFK, Robert Kennedy and MLK, obviously had an impact on my view of religion, politics and the world in general. This has become more obvious to me in light of the recent shooting in Tucson, which brought back sad, depressing memories. The lack of respect for the public offices is abominable. You can dislike the politics, and even the politician, but we must get back to a place where we can at least recognize and respect their dedication to service of the community and nation.

We seem to be experiencing a time of emotional upheavals on all levels. The spiritually minded are working more diligently to become more spiritual, which is what we truly are -- spiritual beings learning to live as humans, while most of the the religious right are fighting louder than ever to STOP spreading love creating a society where it's every one for him/herself, and the discontented and lost souls of this world are stepping into insanity and committing unfathomable acts of violence, hatred and cruelty.

Perhaps it has always been this way, we just weren't as aware because of the lack of media coverage. Today, the Internet keeps us updated of worldly events so quickly that our ancestors would be dizzy with excitement if they could but have a glimpse of this technology that we sometimes take for granted.

Along with the news of violence, we also have the opportunity to learn of so many things, such as medical research and scholarly reports on ancient texts, archaeology and the entire universe.

Universe - (definition) All matter and energy, including the earth, the galaxies, and the contents of intergalactic space, regarded as a whole.

So, we are all one. We should be singing the same verse in harmony with our counterparts.

As long as the spiritual seek to unite in their intentions and prayers for this wholeness of our planet, there is hope.

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