Hi, thanks for stopping by today. I love hearing your comments each week. We learn some interesting things, don’t we? Honeybees can get drunk on fermented tree sap. It’s a common misconception that squirrels forget where they hide about half of their nuts. People with brain damage can suffer from “joke addiction.” Billy goats urinate […]Fun Facts —
Hey! So glad you stopped by today, I look forward to your comments each week. MelindaFriday Quote 9/30/2022 —
I’m so glad you dropped by today, thank you. I hope you have a great weekend. https://youtu.be/PeMvMNpvB5M https://youtu.be/qVcl0Iw3fs8 Welcome back to Weekend Music Share; the place where everyone can share their favorite music. Feel free to use the ‘Weekend Music Share‘ banner in your post, and don’t forget to use the hashtag #WeekendMusicShare on social media […]#Weekend Music Share-Heart – Barracuda & Crazy On You by Heart! —
This month has some interesting Awareness Days. This is not an exhaustive list, you can search the Internet for monthly awareness days and get more than enough resources. See you throughout the month with educational posts. National Cybersecurity Awareness Month ADHD Awareness Month National Bullying Awareness Month Dyslexia Awareness Week 3rd-9th Child Health Day 3rd […]October Awareness Days —
Yom Kippur translates from Hebrew to English as Day of Atonement. Traditionally, Jews spend the holiday fasting and reflecting on sins committed over the past year. Even if you’re not Jewish, you can acknowledge the holiday, and it is indeed respectful to share well wishes to your friends and colleagues who do observe. Photo by cottonbro on […]Holy Day Yom Kippur 10/4 —
“So, if you are too tired to speak, sit next to me because I, too, am fluent in silence.” – R. Arnold
Sometimes there are no words that help. No words that can change the situation. No words that can ease our burden. But we still need someone to sit with us, so we don’t have to bear the weight of it alone.
You hear stories every day about doctors not listening to the patient. I’ve had two situations like this and both ended differently. The first time, I encountered a frustrating conversation with my Psychiatrist, he had me talk with a Therapist in the office. She had known him for a long time and she gave me […]How To Get Your Doctor’s Full Attention —
Thanks for stopping by today, I appreciate your comments each week. Here’s the post on me the Asps Wrangler, you’ll find it humorous. If you’re not familiar with Asps read the warnings here. MelindaWordless Wednesday*Asps —
The great thing about Wednesday is it means we are halfway through the week and only have the other half to make it through before the weekend returns! Of course, I understand the first half of the week may have been challenging, but the last part of the week will be much easier, or at least that is what I keep telling myself😊. The power of the mind is a powerful thing, so if we believe hard enough, maybe we can believe it into reality😊!
I know I mentioned earlier that I took Friday off from work for my birthday! I found out yesterday that we are going to be working 10-hour days for the rest of the week. I think it was pure luck I decided to not work on my birthday because working for 10 long hours on my birthday would have been awful!!!! My workday on Monday…
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After the big showdown with my stepfather, my mother finally relented and let me move to my dad’s. I knew living with my dad was not going to be peaches and cream but at least the beatings and emotional abuse would stop. I was in for a completely different ride but it was bumpy. One […]You’re Stupid Part Two —
Monday has come and gone, so hopefully, Tuesday will be much easier. For some reason, Mondays are always chaotic and dreaded. Yesterday was a mixture of good and bad, but nonetheless, I am glad it is over. The one thing that yesterday taught me is we always need to stand up for ourselves and never allow anyone to mistreat us, which means we can politely defend ourselves when someone speaks negative and ugly words to us.
Although we did survive Monday, we do still have a few more days to get through until the weekend returns again. I think not just on Tuesday, but every day of the week we need to discover calmness and peacefulness to avoid unnecessary stress. I am hoping the quote that I am sharing with y’all today brings peace and calmness. I do believe that the calmer we can keep our minds, the better we…
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I want to give a special thanks to Editor, Andrea Marchiano from Cherish Editions for sending me the book This Is Mandy by Mandy Kay. Blurb Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that affects millions of people of all ages. Unfortunately, it is often kept a secret – and that’s true in the case of […]Book Review for This Is Mandy by Mandy Kay —
When I read about the new Kuau Freqencell, I had to try it! Thanks to Communications Director. Nassia Bitha for being so easy to work with. It’s been two years since I wrote my first Vital Field review, and we have a great relationship. The Kuau Cell has been developed for everyone interested in improving […]Introducing Vital Field’s Kuau Freguencell —
Thank you for all the great feedback on the Blogger Highlight series, I’ve enjoyed meeting each blogger and sharing their site with you. This week I highlight a new blogger, Adventure is out there. Adventure is out there A love story that meets travel and nature Casian and Kezia LDR since 2017, recently with […]Blogger Highlight-Adventure is out there —
Well, ready or not Monday has returned again and without any delays. Our weekend has come and gone by so fast, and we must begin a new week. I hope you had a nice weekend and you are ready to start this week with a positive mindset! This week is going to be a short week for me because I took Friday off for my birthday. Of course, considering it is a day off during the week, I do have something to take care of. I have to take our older cat to the doctor, just for his routine check-up, so it is not a big deal. Unfortunately, he hates being in the car, so the less than a 2-mile drive will cause him a great deal of stress. All I can say is, at least I will not have to work and deal with the work craziness😊!
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I think I have a love hate relationship with Facebook. It’s like being in high school, watching people display their victories. I like to share too, but in our situation, I have to be very mindful about what I post, share, and comment on. We are in a small town, and the dad does not […]Daughters Day….ok — Army of Angels: Part 2
“As I began to love myself, my relationship with everyone changed.”
Emotional safety is key to creating trusting, healthy, meaningful relationships. Some things to bear in mind as you think about this topic include:
1.To relax and trust in a relationship you need to feel both physically and emotionally safe. Even if we don’t we’re physically, at risk we may not feel emotionally safe with our partner.
2. Emotional safety is communicated by subtle non-verbal cues. For example, we can be triggered (so we start to feel unsafe) by things like tone of voice, a blank face, an uninterested look, a dismissive look, or by our partner turning away when we start to talk to them.
3. Words in themselves do not generally communicate safety, security, unconditional acceptance, and a feeling that we’re wanted and loved. Also, when our intuition doesn’t match the words we’re hearing we discount…
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Abortion has been a controversial issue for decades and long before anyone had heard about Roe. Since June 24, 2022, when Roe vs Wade was overturned, abortion has become an even more heated topic. The views and beliefs of people around the world are plentiful and remain extremely controversial. I understand some of these views fall in line with religious beliefs, which is their right and no one can alter their beliefs. Row vs Wade was a ruling made almost 50 years ago in January of 1973, during a time before things were more progressive. In the past, nearly 50 years have we progressed at all? Are we trying to evolve or are we only consistently devolving?
I am very aware that there will be numerous people that are going to disagree with my thoughts, but I am going to share them anyway. This issue has caused me a lot…
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Out of the blue and for no reason at all, I started thinking about a life-altering event I went through. This is not something I dwell on because I have very little control over it and it would be a waste of time to overthink it. It has been more than 20 years since I heard my doctor tell me that I had Multiple Sclerosis. I was still so young, very ignorant of what this meant for my life, and fears of how many challenges I would be forced to endure. Of course, I did hear the words the doctor spoke to me on the day he broke the news to me, but it took me a while to accept what he said to me. I tried my best to fight him and tell him he was wrong, but that was fighting a battle I had no chance of winning…
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Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the most common cause of death globally. An estimated 17 million people die from CVD every year. Coronary heart disease or strokes were the major causes of these deaths. A common misconception about CVD is that it impacts more people in developed countries who are more reliant on technology and lead […]World Heart Day 29th —
Hi! So glad you are enjoying the Today in History each Sunday. 1789 Bill of Rights passes Congress The first Congress of the United States approves 12 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, and sends them to the states for ratification. The amendments, known as the Bill of Rights, were designed to protect the basic rights […]Today in History September 25, 2022 —
In this fast-paced social media world, it can be difficult to find the time to look within or back in time. I hope you find these quotes and questions interesting. So glad you stopped by today! My First Watch My first teacher My first computer My first computer was a Compaq laptop with a small […]Deep Thoughts —
Hi, thanks for stopping by today. I love hearing your comments each week. We learn some interesting things, don’t we? Paraskavedekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th. Kleenex tissues were originally used as filters in gas masks. In 1998, Sony accidentally sold 700,000 camcorders that could see through people’s clothes. During your lifetime, you […]Fun Facts —
Little AoA turned 14 today! I can barely believe it. We have been shopping all month for her presents, because birthdays last a whole month around here. We had a small celebration with me, grandma, teen sibling, and grandma’s helper (she is like our own Mary Poppins). We had chicken and dumplings, opened presents, and […]Guess Who’s 14 — Army of Angels: Part 2
I’m so glad you dropped by today, thank you. I hope you have a great weekend. Welcome back to Weekend Music Share; the place where everyone can share their favorite music. Feel free to use the ‘Weekend Music Share‘ banner in your post, and don’t forget to use the hashtag #WeekendMusicShare on social media so other participants […]#Weekend Music Share-Double Dose of Foreigner – Head Games and Double Vision —
Hey! So glad you stopped by today, I look forward to your comments each week. MelindaFriday Quote 9/23/2022 —
Happy Friday eve! Today is the first day of my favorite season, Fall or Autumn whichever you prefer to call it! This is typically the season when the temperatures are the most reasonable, they are not too hot and not too cold, they are just perfect. Funny that I am saying that because it seems that Mother Nature did not get the memo or she is having a bad day because the temperatures where I live are going to be 94 degrees. Those are stupid summer temperatures, not cool fall temperatures. I am not sure who made Mother Nature made, but I think they need to apologize because this is not the way to begin my favorite season.
What does the autumn season look like to you? What should the As temperatures be? In my opinion, this time of a year should be far less than the mid 90’s because…
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More antics in my life. I moved to a new apartment and it had a fireplace. I was so excited until I lit it. I knew nothing about fireplaces and didn’t open the flue. My place was filling up with smoke, and my fire detector was going crazy. I ran downstairs to the only person […]Good Times on the Highway to Hell Part 4 —
Rosh Hashanah commemorates the creation of the world and marks the beginning of the Days of Awe, a 10-day period of introspection and repentance that culminates in the Yom Kippur holiday, also known as the Day of Atonement. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the two “High Holy Days” in the Jewish religion. Photo […]Rosh Hashanah 25th-27th —
There are a lot of myths out there about living on coupons. For example, some people say it’s impossible, while others claim you can live off of them indefinitely. So, what’s the truth? Is couponing worth it? This blog post will explore the different sides of this debate and help you make up your mind. […]Living on Coupons: Debunking the Myths —
Thanks for stopping by today, I appreciate your comments each week. Ladybug on roses MelindaWordless Wednesday*Lady Bug —
Happy mid-week! Thankfully, it is Wednesday, which means the week is already halfway over and we just have to get through the last part of it before the weekend returns. The first half of the week was okay, but I am hoping the last part is much better. How has your week been? I am not sure about you, but I cannot believe September is almost over. Seriously, where did the month go and how did it go by so quickly?
Even though we have survived the first half of the week, we do still need to find a way to get through the final part of the week. Of course, the weeks do feel long, but the good news is this week is nearly over. I think we could use a little inspiration to help us through the next couple of days. I hope you feel the inspiration in…
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We all know that life can get busy. As a result, it can be hard to find the time to treat ourselves or indulge in doing the things that we really love. However, there are a number of reasons why having a hobby can be a really great thing. Hobbies are often much more than […]Hobbies Can Boost Your Mental Health —
Bella Grace Field Guide by Stampington What is filling up your heart? Photo by Natalie on Pexels.com MelindaJust Pondering —
I think that a congratulations is in order because we made it through the least favorite day of the week yesterday😊. Monday is typically a day we all dread because it means the workweek began. The weekend seems so far away, but in all honesty, the days do go by rather fast. Of course, we do have to get through five grueling days just to make it to a weekend with two of the shortest days ever, but it will all be worth it. It does appear that as I get older, the days, weeks, and years go much faster!
How was your Monday? Mine was not bad at all and in fact was better than my weekend. I had almost forgotten about a one-on-one meeting with my supervisor in the morning and for some reason, I always get nervous about meetings like these. I must say, I have one…
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We dance round in a ring and suppose, but the secret sits in the middle and knows. – Robert Frost Thank you for all the great feedback on the Blogger Highlight series, I’ve enjoyed meeting each blogger and sharing their site with you. This week I highlight a new blogger, The Secret Dance. The Secret […]Blogger Highlight-The Secret Dance —
It is amazing how fast Monday returns because it feels like it was Friday just an hour ago. All I can say right now is, where in the world did the weekend go? Although it was obviously too short, how was your weekend? I think there must have been something floating around in the air because the last few days have been a little challenging. Life cannot always be sunshine and rainbows as we all experience rainy dark days. The good thing is we find ways to work through the bad days so that we can enjoy the good times when they return because they always will just stay calm and remain patient😊!
It does not matter if we are ready or not, but the new week is here and we must try to approach it with as much motivation as we can find within us. I know it is…
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Sleep is crucial for our overall health and well-being. We do not realize how active our brain is while we sleep as it carries out numerous vital functions. Sleep is imperative to every process in the body. The benefits of sleep include, but are not limited to keeping yourself healthy, possibly helping prevent cancer, reducing stress and inflammation, you will feel more alert, enhancing memory, may help you to lose weight and many more things that are beneficial.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated one in three adults does not get enough sleep. The suggested hours of sleep vastly range depending on an individual’s age, but they do advise adults to get at least seven hours of sleep each night.
Understandably, intermittent disturbances may be an inconvenience, and this does happen to all of us. However, even with that said, it is critical to…
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Did you know About 123,000 people are waiting for an organ donation 1 organ donor can save up to 8 lives 18 people die each day while for a transplant Organs and tissues from 1 donor can benefit 50 people Living donors can donate a kidney; parts of liver, lung, pancreas, intestine It All Starts […]UK Organ Donor Awareness Week 19th —
Hi! So glad you are enjoying the Today in History each Sunday. 1793 George Washington lays the Capitol cornerstone On September 18, 1793, George Washington lays the cornerstone to the United States Capitol building, the home of the legislative branch of American government. The building would take nearly a century to complete, as architects came […]Today in History September 18, 2022 —
In this fast-paced social media world, it can be difficult to find the time to look within or back in time. I hope you find these quotes and questions interesting. So glad you stopped by today! My first social media My first dream My first bike My first book I remember reading Enjoy! MelindaDeep Thoughts —
Hi, thanks for stopping by today. I love hearing your comments each week. We learn some interesting things, don’t we? Walt Disney World is the second-largest buyer of fireworks in the US. Four people lived in a home for six months infested with over 2,000 venomous spiders. Madonna has brontophobia, which is the fear of […]Fun Facts —
I’m so glad you dropped by today, thank you. I hope you have a great weekend. Welcome back to Weekend Music Share; the place where everyone can share their favorite music. Feel free to use the ‘Weekend Music Share‘ banner in your post, and don’t forget to use the hashtag #WeekendMusicShare on social media so other participants […]#Weekend Music Share-Avril Lavigne: Happy Ending / Atlanta 2022 —
Hey! So glad you stopped by today, I look forward to your comments each week. MelindaFriday Quote 9/16/2022 —
I am so glad that it is finally Friday because this has been a challenging week. I am sure you are looking forward to the week as much as I am and I hope you have whatever you have planned brings you a lot of joy. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with not having any plans and in fact, sometimes that is the best way to spend these short weekends. After a long week, sometimes we just need time to recuperate and heal from the week. I do hope you had a nice week and you did not endure anything too challenging.
Now that we have made it through the week, we need to try letting go of anything negative that we had to deal with during the week because we deserve to have a good weekend. Were there any specific days that were more demanding than…
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I find that addicts tend to be very resourceful people. During active addiction the things that we did to “get” what we needed and the lies that we told to hide it…sometimes were quite clever. So when the pandemic hit we were very fortunate that the resourceful recovering addicts used the zoom platform to hold […]Zoom Recovery 9/16 — The daily addict
Happy Friday eve, y’all! How has your week been? It seems to have been a long and exhausting week, but as my late Grandfather always said, someone else is always going through something worst. Of course, one reason my week has felt long is because of pain, but the thing about pain is it lets you know that you are still alive. Maybe that is my way of coping with it because I am aware some of the pain I deal with is never going away.
It has been a couple of years, but I mentioned how it felt when we lost our dear sweet cat, Chloe. That kind of pain is emotional and it is awful. Unfortunately, a lady I work with lost her dog yesterday and I know the pain she is suffering, which breaks my heart for her and her family. Physical pain is awful, but I…
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Life has been full of surprises over the last three months. Here’s a snippet of what is going on. Rheumatologist I saw a new Rheumatologist to asses all the joint and leg pain I was having. She basically dismissed me saying that unless the test come back with something, she would not need to see […]Mini Me Health Update —
I’m exhausted after looking everywhere on Facebook to see how to close my accounts. Do you know where to go to close a Facebook account? I appreciate any help you can give! They make it so hard to contact them. Photo by Ann H on Pexels.com Thanks! MelindaDoes Anyone Know How To Close My Facebook Account? —
I want to send a special thanks to Communications Director Nassia Bitha for sending me a host of Vital Field Frequencells to try. Right now I’m wearing the Energy Frequencell and I’m excited to tell you about it. It works! This post contains affiliate links, they don’t cost you more, and it funds my coffee […]Review Of Vital Field’s Energy Frequencell —