Friday, 30 November 2007

Avian Flu Spikes Concern Over Online Sales of Medications

For the past several months, avian influenza has dominated health headlines across the globe. A number of countries are reporting cases of avian influenza, commonly referred to as "bird flu", in their domestic and wild bird populations. In addition, there are confirmed cases of bird-to-human transmissions of avian influenza in the South East Asia region, many of which have resulted in death. Concerns over bird flu have caused a spike in online prescriptions from foreign pharmacies for medications such as Tamiflu. This boom is reinforced with each new report of an avian flu outbreak and resources to get these prescription medications from online foreign pharmacies are popping up across the Internet.

Reports have shown that many of these online foreign pharmacies are not quite what they seem. Consumers are being taken each day by websites promising genuine medications and not delivering. To combat this type of fraud in the face of increased demand, resources are now available on the Internet that can present multiple options for consumers seeking discount medications from foreign pharmacies. has been online for over 3 years and has provided thousands of consumers with real options for purchasing their medications over the Internet. The site provides its members with a search that returns specific results for their necessary drugs from multiple online pharmacies. The choices are complete with prices, quantities, and user reviews of each pharmacy. The last point is the most important. This user review system provides more confidence to consumers wary of ordering from a particular online pharmacy. With the rising concern over avian influenza, this type of confidence is essential.

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Thursday, 29 November 2007

I'm back!

Sorry. I stepped out for a while there, didn't I? A long while, I guess. But you know, there are so many things to do...and only so much time. Who doesn't need to take breaks now and then? I did. And I did.

But I'm back. And I'm pleased to report that the BIKE is still working for me. Is it working for you?

Exciting things have happened to me since we last shared our time together. I've been traveling a lot. In fact, I've been to Southeastern Arizona with friends to follow the Salsa Trail -- a route along the Old West Highway that takes you to 13 Mexican restaurants, a chile farm and tortilla factory, where you can taste really hot salsa and really good food. I'm on first-name terms with the guy who helped organize this unique trail, Sheldon Miller. He probably loves me most because I've sold several stories on the tour. But, hey, you get the love where you can sometimes, don't you?! He's a good guy, no matter what. And if you ever happen to be in Southeastern Arizona, I recommend you take the trail. It's really fun, and the food is off-the-beaten-path good. The scenery ain't half bad, neither.

I also took my first trip abroad. But instead of the typical European tour that I always dreamed I'd take, I veered a bit from that and went to Kenya. I was with a group of really fun and caring women, led by an organization called the Foundation for Global Leadership. There were about 10 or 12 of us traveling together to learn about women's rights, or the lack thereof. We toured a refugee camp. We met with women in the Kenyan Parliament in Nairobi. We spent a lot of time at a slum, also in Nairobi. That particular part of the trip was quite surprising to me, because I noticed I felt far too comfortable walking amongst the muddy paths, holding the little hands of girls too young to suffer mental anguish as I know they must. And there I was, walking with them, knowing a part of me could relate. I felt a connection with these girls that scared me a bit, and yet I felt safe walking with them.

Aside from those young school girls, I met some other amazing women...Merci Musomi who heads up the Girl Child Network, for one. She's a huge proponent of giving young girls the power of choice. I love that. Becuase of her, I thought, perhaps, I'd spend some time teaching the girls and women she works with about my BIKE philosophy. She had asked me to. But instead, when I came home, I realized there are plenty of women right here, in my own neighborhood, who can benefit. They're the reason I started speaking about BIKE in the first place. I'm likely to go back to Kenya and work with Merci, but I think I have things to do here first.

So that realization took me to Homeward Bound, a homeless shelter for women in transition. I'm lucky enough to know someone who knows someone. So I was able to meet with the director and present my idea. I'll now be teaching my BIKE lessons to a small group of women at Homeward Bound in January. For four weeks, they'll get a chance to learn how a mental bike can help shape their future for the better.

I'm excited about this new opportunity, though somewhat intimidated. I've presented my BIKE presentation to plenty of people before but never to women who are living the life I once led. It's not pretty. It's not easy. It's not anything anyone wants. So, in January, I'll get to see first-hand if BIKE really works. Or was it just a quirk in my personality that allowed it to work for me? My guess and my hope and my expectation is that BIKE can work for all of us. But the key word is work. It takes time. It takes thought. It takes effort to transform an idea into reality. I hope I won't scare the women off because of that.

But you'll soon know more.

Meanwhile, I hope you're back on the road like I am, changing the course of your life for the better.

All my best,

Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Quick thoughts

A collage of thoughts for you...busy time of year!

Turns out sitting up straight is actually bad for your back. Sitting at a 90 degree angle puts pressure on the lower back-enough to squeeze fluid from the disks that cushion vertebrae. Adjust the height of your chair so your hips are 3 to 4 inches higher than your knees. Recline slightly, with a small pillow behind your lower back, so you backbone is at a 135-degree angle to your thighs. These conclusions were found in Scotland as researches took MRI scans of 22 volunteers.

You can learn from your children, be led by them, keep young through their eyes, and get many blessings in return from loving and guiding them.

Water: First thing in the morning drink 12 oz. Your body loses fluid stores overnight, which can make your mind foggy. Star the day with H20 and it might keep you from seeking out coffee or tea -at least cut back or dilute. Drink 30 meals before meal to help you fill up a bit. German study- drink 50 oz. of cold water a day-can help you burn up extra 50 cals per day-5lbs. a year, without exercising. metabolism boost due to extra effort needed to raise the water’s temp to 98.6F.

Interesting -students who drink too much may be setting themselves up for heart problems.
AMA excessively - double levels of C-reactive protein, a biological marker for inflammation associated with higher chance of cardiovascular problems. (heavy drinking defined: 3 or more alcholic drinks at least 3 days week or at least 5 drinks two days of week. Moderate: 2-5 drinks at one time, one or two days week. CRP levels on heavy MORE THAN DOUBLED, placing them in zone associated with moderate risk of heart disease More studies on way-still, setting up a dangerous pattern. Not to mention “date rape drug”, blackouts, risky behavior-aids, pregnancy, drinking and drive, turn into big A holes!

Hope you are using your wits and not over eating throughout the holidays. Take a bite of everything but don't be a pig. It's your body - the only place you have to live! Whatever is on the plate is NOT TO DIE FOR!

Blessings and love!

Monday, 26 November 2007

Secret #102 Don't Chase Someone Else's Definition of Success

"The only problem with success is that the formula for achieving it is the same as the formula for a nervous breakdown."
–Chuck Swindoll

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Thursday, 22 November 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just wanted to take time out and wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Thank you for helping get this site off of the ground!!!!

Monday, 19 November 2007


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Secret #101 Thank God for Nap Research...

Being caught napping may be stressful. But napping itself may actually relieve stress and do the heart good, researchers have found.

Scientists at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Mass. and the Univer­sity of Athens Medical School in Greece found that midday naps, also called sies­tas, reduced heart disease death risk by about a third.

Naps may help the heart by relieving stress, researchers say, noting that a study found the effect strongest among workers. The researchers studied 23,681 people in Greece who, at the outset, had no past strokes, cancer or coronary heart disease—the most frequent cause of heart-related deaths, including heart at­tack, the most common cause of death in most western countries.

The scientists tracked participants for over six years on average.

Siestas are common in the Mediterranean area, where heart disease death rates are low. Some prior studies had looked at the link, but this was the first large prospective study of people who were healthy at the start, the researchers said. A prospective study is one whose participants are identified, then followed forward in time.

The study was also the first to control in detail for risk factors such as diet and physical activity, the investigators said. The findings appear in the Feb. 12 issue of the research journal Archives of Internal Medicine.

People who napped at least three times weekly for half an hour on average had a 37 percent lower coronary mortality than non-nappers, the scientists reported. Siestas’ apparent protective effect was strongest among working men, the scien tists said; working women had too few deaths to allow firm conclusions.

Past studies have found that the sleep-health relationship is com plex. For in stance, a paper in the February, 2002 is sue of the journal Archives of General Psychiatry suggested that excessive sleep actually increases mortality, and the best survival was found among those who slept seven hours nightly. But that study focused on night sleep, not after noon naps.

The new study’s authors said an after noon siesta may help the heart by alleviating stress. Past research has also found that an after noon nap boosts productivity. Di­mitrios Trichopoulos, senior author of the new study, said he’ll stop short of offer­ing any recommendations based on it, “until it is confirmed.” But if you’ve been nap ping, keep doing so, he suggested.

Study: Naps may cut heart deaths

Feb. 12, 2007
Special to World Science

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Unexpected trauma II - the continuing story:)

I could have been upset when I was getting ready to serve dinner to my husband. One
of the baked potatoes decided to BLOW UP! Of course I had just cleaned the oven, and I
was very hungry.

I have no idea why it blew up. In all the years I've baked potatoes and there have been thousands (no lie), I've never had this happen!

So my stress management technique: Laugh. It actually was funnier than upsetting...I
opened the oven and there was my potato (of course it was mine, my hubby was starving)
all over the oven. :)

I reckoned that I wasn't supposed to have the potato as I always use too much butter and sour cream, and I am trying to loose a few pounds before the holidays. Dinner was still great, and I was not "over-stuffed", nor did I feel guilty.

So when something happens that could be unexpected trauma, but it's really not life altering, take it with a sense of humor. Laughter saves many a day!

USE IT - laughter is free and always cheers up those around you. Besides, it's fun.

Monday, 12 November 2007

Sunday, 11 November 2007

Unexpected Trauma

Ok, this is a "little" trauma, but it could have been WAY BIGGER if I had let it!
Several months ago my husband bought me a new Schwinn sidewinder bike (designed particularly for women). A couple of days ago I put it in my vehicle and went to a bike trail and rode. It felt great. I do that as often as I can.

When I got home I took the bike out and as I sat it down the phone rang. I quickly opened the kick stand and ran for the phone....last time I'll do that:).

By the time I got there no one was on the line, so I used the restroom and thought I'd
run a few pressing errands. When I came back out the garage door I didn't see the bike so never thought a thing about it! Obviously the kick stand wasn't fully opened and the bike was laying on the ground.

I jumped in the vehicle and backed up - right over my new bike! THUD! I thought I had wrecked it! I did cry (crying is good as it cleans out the tear ducts) - then I called my husband and told him.

He was not mad, but felt terrible I had been crying. He said it's okay - "Stuff happens". We'll just get it fixed." I was fortunate as I know some men can be nasty
about things like that. (Just to clear this up: I don't accept material things being more important than people, so if he'd been upset about the cost, I would have dealt with it differently-but peacefully:) War never ends, as we see all over the world!

Anyway, I felt better, will be more careful next time, and am prayerful and happy it wasn't a child or adult! I will be more careful and that is my lesson learned.

Have a wonderful day and you be careful too!

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Think about it.....

When was the last time you lit a candle in the day time? Have you played any warm and cozy music just for you? Pick a rhythm that makes you sway to it.

When was the last time you stood outside? Just stood. Quietly listening, looking, smelling all that is around you, for all these things are life and have a place in this world. Accept that and you will learn to love all things, because all things will change according to the light and love you share.

I took a picture of the moon before sun up this morning. There was a star way above it. I didn't really see just shadows from the tree branches. When I put it in photo shop I just changed a few things and now I can see the branches too.

Do something different today. Walk down the stairs instead of using the elevator.
One day I watched a group of Canadian geese flying in perfect formations. I watched them until they were gone. I was in the Costco parking lot. I heard them and just
looked up and paid attention to them. It was beautiful.

When I looked back down I realized there were four or five people standing near to me and we were all watching together.

It's your day. Take a breath and ENJOY!

Monday, 5 November 2007

Secret #99 Hula Hoops & Life Lessons

1. There's a connection between the smile on your face and the number of hoops you choose to hula.

2. Make sure the few hoops you choose to hula are the most important ones.

3. In order to hula a number of hoops at one time, you'll need to get into a sustainable rhythm.

4. The more hoops you hula, the more important that you establish a center and then let everything move around that.

5. While everyone has a differnt number of hoops they can hula, you can't hula every hoop.

6. If you have more hoops than you can hula, you'd better figure out fast which ones you can drop... and which ones you can't.

7. It's a beautiful day in your life when you can hula less hoops without frustration or guilt.

8. Say these words out loud: "God doesn't expect me to hula every hoop offered to me."

9. Other people will try to make you hula their hoops.






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Sunday, 4 November 2007

Right now - do this for YOURSELF, please!

Since you are sitting down just push your chair back for a moment and press your shoulders down and back. Make that posture count for good oxygen intake. Now hold the abdominals in and take a few deep breaths. Breathe in through the nose, and out through the mouth.

Slowly again - in through the nose, and out through the mouth. Two or three more mindful breaths remembering we need oxygen to live and good breaths make our thinking
clearer. When you exhale you visualize all the negative thoughts you hold within fall down to the fingertips and dissipate.

Now turn your neck to the right and hold for a moment. Now back to center and then to the left and hold. Bring your head back to center and let the right side of your head fall towards the right shoulder. Hold a few moments. Now back to center and lay the left side of your head to the left shoulder. You'll feel the stretch on each side and this is good.

Roll your shoulders back in circles a few times, then roll them forward.

Blink your eyes quickly 10-20 times and close them. Rub your fingertips together until they feel warm and lay them on your eyes. Take in two more mindful inhalations and exhalations.

Open your eyes and SMILE! You have done something wonderful for yourself and it didn't take that long at all! Now resume whatever it was you were doing and remember someone out here on line REALLY CARES!

Friday, 2 November 2007

Be careful what you dwell upon in thought or vision

TRUE FACT the things we think about repeatedly, and the things our eyes behold really have an affect on us!

You know this innately. For instance, children watching violence does affect their
thought process. It will desensitize the horror of violence and make it more acceptable in their minds.

We create brain cells according to what we see and hear habitually....and the thinking does become altered accordingly.

An old Cherokee tale explains it quite beautifully:

An old Grandfather said to his grandson, who came to him with anger at a friend who had done him an injustice...

"Let me tell you a story. I too, at times, have felt great hate for those who have taken so much, with no sorrow for what they do. But hate wears you down, and does not hurt your enemy. It's like taking poison and wishing your enemy would die."

"I have struggled with these feelings many times. It is as if there are two wolves inside me; one is good and does no harm. He lives in harmony with all around him and does not take offense when no offense was intended. He will only fight when it is right to do so, and in the right way.

But...the other wolf... ah! The littlest thing will send him into a fit of temper. He fights everyone, all of the time, for no reason. He cannot think because his anger and hate are so great. It is helpless anger, for his anger will change nothing."

"Sometimes it is hard to live with these two wolves inside me, for both of them try to dominate my spirit."

The boy looked intently into his Grandfather's eyes and asked, "Which one wins, Grandfather?"

The Grandfather smiled and quietly said, "The one I feed."

So pay attention to what you FEED your mind and the minds of your family and those you share life with daily. We can help change the world if we work at it from within our own minds!

CREATE a beautiful day!