SELF-AWARENESS | Who you choose to become is entirely up to you.

 

 

Gone are the days of playing with dolls. Talking to them and pretending they are your best friends.  For those of you who grew up playing with a doll houses, plastic army figures and GI Joe’s, this article may bring back some memories. For the readers who missed out on doll and toy play, hugs from me to you.

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PUBLISHING| #Self #publishing has become easier with #Amazon group of companies.

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History

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POEM | A poem for foster mothers, natural parents and all the foster children in the world

A mothers memoirs

 

Begin Today–Unknown

 

So, brief a time we have to stay

along this dear, familiar way;

It seems to me we should be kind

To those whose lives touch yours and mine.

The hands that serve us every day,

Should we not help them while we may?

They are so kind that none can guess

How soon the’ll cease our lives to bless.

 

The Hearts that love us, who many know

How soon the long, long way must go.

Then might we not their faults forgive

And make them happy while they live?

 

So many faults in life there are

We need not to go to seek them far;

But time is short and you and I

Might let the little faults go by.

And seek for what is true and fine

In those whose lives touch yours and mine;

This seems to me the better way

Then why not, friend, begin

Today

 

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TEEN MENTAL HEALTH: “I will be home for you when you need me.” Does your teen know you are there for them?

Written by RCL

As your teen ventures out into the world of work and friends, you know, from when you were a teen — you went out of the house.  Maybe for a Girlfriend, boyfriend, work or a new adventure.

Surviving a very strict home life & being a teen once, I have seen the results of a solid home life and family foundation.  I was blessed and afforded the chance to have such an upbringing, but you can still rule the roost and allow your teen the freedom to explore, respect your family foundation and without incident.

The rules were simple.

Starting from the moment you wake up, simple rules were easy to follow.  See if any of these rules apply in your family dynamics.

  1.  Make your bed, pick up any cloths from the night before, properly dispose them or  re hang or drawer them.
  2.  Look in the first mirror you see and tell yourself “it’s going to be a great day.”
  3.  Eat something. Toast, fruit or anything you can find.
  4.  Mingle with the family for as long as a half hour.
  5.  Take care of personal hygiene.
  6.  Plan your day and work your plan. Remember birthdays/holidays/family events.
  7. Be kind to others and walk around with a smile. “It is a great day.”
  8. Call a friend or close family member/check-in if you are going to be away from home for more than 24 hours. Respect that people care about you.
  9. Always try to make dinner at the family home and if other plans come up, coffee/tea moments are always a great way to catch up on the day events with the family.
  10. Evening hours are wind down hours. Clean the day off with a bath/shower and by 8 P.M., it is time to reflect the day and of course, allowing at least 1 hour on the computer to check e mail(s), “news” and then off.
  11. Number 11 is my favorite rule. Sleep, dream and more deeper reflections of a successful day. Good or bad days are the same, the only difference is some days things don’t go the way you envisioned it.

Rules are not so bad. They can help you develop your professional and emotional intelligence.

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WRITTEN TWICE FOR TWICE THE EFFECT!

As your teen ventures out into the world of work and friends, you know, from when you were a teen — you went out of the house.  Maybe for a girlfriend, boyfriend,  family, work or a new adventure.

Surviving a very strict home life, & being a teen once, I have seen the results of a solid home life and family foundation.  I was blessed and afforded the chance to have such an upbringing, but you can still rule the roost and allow your teen the freedom to explore and respect your family foundation and without incident.

The rules were simple.

Starting from the moment you wake up, simple rules were easy to follow.  See if any of these rules apply in your family dynamics.

  1.  Make your bed, pick up any cloths from the night before, properly dispose them or  re hang or draw them.
  2.  Look in the first mirror you see and tell yourself “it’s going to be a great day.”
  3.  Eat something. Toast, fruit or anything you can find.
  4.  Mingle with the family for as long as a half hour.
  5.  Take care of personal hygiene.
  6.  Plan your day and work your plan. Remember birthdays/holidays/family events.
  7. Be kind to others and walk around with a smile. “It is a great day.”
  8. Call a friend or close family member/check-in if you are going to be away from home for more than 24 hours. Respect that people care about you.
  9. Always try to make dinner at the family home and if other plans come up, coffee/tea moments are always a great way to catch up on the day events with the family.
  10. Evening hours are wind down hours. Clean the day off with a bath/shower and by 8 P.M., it is time to reflect the day and of course, allowing at least 1 hour on the computer to check e mail(s), “news” and then off.  Take the news lightly, they have no idea.
  11. Number 11 is my favorite rule. Sleep, dream and more deeper reflections of a successful day. Good or bad days are the same, the only difference is some days things don’t go the way you envisioned it.

Rules are not so bad. They can help you develop your professional and emotional intelligence.

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I would love to here your comments and yours shares of incite to help teens understand rules and family values.

WHEN YOUR BIRTH MOTHER WANTS TO SEE YOU!!??

The call came in. It was my sister….. excitedly blurting out the news that our birth mother is in town and would like to see us……

Me being the oldest daughter of 6, taken or given  from my birth mom at the tender age of two. I needed to make a choice to see her or not.

So here is my answer:

This “meeting” comes in the month and anniversary of my mother (adopted) been off our Earth since 2005.  I am thinking about her always.

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I do not despise my birth mother. Grateful she gave me a chance at a new life…. the timing is just off.  Forging the day with business meetings and family issues.  No time to focus on the past.  Perhaps, one day…….. on my terms…. if not too late…… we may sit down for a  coffee and chat.

What are your thoughts…………….. Would love to read them. R~

The 35 Symptoms of Menopause

 

The 35 Symptoms of Menopause
This list of common symptoms that occur during perimenopause and menopause was developed from the real-life experiences of hundreds of women. All symptoms were experienced by numerous women and were either cyclical in nature, or responded to treatments (both traditional and alternative)known to address hormonal imbalances.

  1. Hot flashes, flushes, night sweats and/or cold flashes, clammy feeling (see note)
  2. Irregular heart beat
  3. Irritability
  4. Mood swings, sudden tears
  5. Trouble sleeping through the night (with or without night sweats)
  6. Irregular periods; shorter, lighter periods; heavier periods,flooding; phantom periods, shorter cycles, longer cycles
  7. Loss of libido (see note)
  8. Dry vagina (see note)
  9. Crashing fatigue
  10. Anxiety, feeling ill at ease
  11. Feelings of dread, apprehension, doom (see note)
  12. Difficulty concentrating, disorientation, mental confusion
  13. Disturbing memory lapses
  14. Incontinence, especially upon sneezing, laughing; urge incontinence (see note)
  15. Itchy, crawly skin (see note)
  16. Aching, sore joints, muscles and tendons (see note)
  17. Increased tension in muscles
  18. Breast tenderness
  19. Headache change: increase or decrease
  20. Gastrointestinal distress, indigestion, flatulence, gas pain, nausea
  21. Sudden bouts of bloat
  22. Depression (see note)
  23. Exacerbation of existing conditions
  24. Increase in allergies
  25. Weight gain (see note)
  26. Hair loss or thinning, head, pubic, or whole body; increase in facial hair
  27. Dizziness, light-headedness, episodes of loss of balance
  28. Changes in body odor
  29. Electric shock sensation under the skin and in the head (see note)
  30. Tingling in the extremities (see note)
  31. Gum problems, increased bleeding
  32. Burning tongue, burning roof of mouth, bad taste in mouth, change in breath odor
  33. Osteoporosis (after several years)
  34. Changes in fingernails: softer, crack or break easier
  35. Tinnitus: ringing in ears, bells, ‘whooshing,’ buzzing etc.(see note)

NOTES:

  • Symptom 1 (flashes) Hot flashes are due to the hypothalamic response to declining ovarian estrogen production. The declining estrogen state induces hypophysiotropic neurons in the arcuate nucleas of the hypothalamus to release gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) in a pulsatile fashion, which in turn stimulates release of luteinizing hormone (LH). Extremely high pulses of LH occur during the period of declining estrogen production. The LH has vasodilatory effects, which leads to flushing.
  • Symptom 7 (loss of libido) For some women the loss is so great that they actually find sex repulsive, in much the same way as they felt before puberty. What hormones give, loss of hormones can take away.
  • Symptom 8 (dry vagina) results in painful intercourse
  • Symptom 11 (doom thoughts) includes thoughts of death, picturing one’s own death
  • Symptom 14(incontinence) reflects a general loss of smooth muscle tone
  • Symptom 15 (itchy, crawly skin) feeling of ants crawling under the skin, not just dry itchy skin
  • Symptom 16 (aching sore joints) may include such problems as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Symptom 22 (depression) different from other depression, the inability to cope is overwhelming. There is a feeling of loss of self. Hormone therapy ameliorates the depression dramatically.
  • Symptom 25 (weight gain) often around the waist and thighs, resulting in ‘the disappearing waistline’
  • Symptom 29 (shock sensation) “the feeling of a rubber band snapping in the layer of tissue between skin and muscle. It is a precursor to a hot flash”
  • Symptom 30 (tingling in extremities) can also be a symptom of B-12 deficiency, diabetes, alterations in the flexibility of blood vessels, or a depletion of potassium or calcium
  • Symptom 35* (tinnitus) one of those physical conditions that seems to manifest in some women at the same time as menopause. It can be associated with health conditions such as hypothyroidism and heart disease, and is a known side-effect of many medications, including aspirin (salicylates) and Prozac.