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Inspirational Mothers Day Contest

mothers day contest

Countdown to Mother’s Day!

Very seldom in life do we meet people with such amazing gifts that we are left stunned. Earnestine Robinson is one of those rare people. She is able to create music so intricate, many consider it impossible to do without a background in music. Despite no formal music training, with her faith and family, she rises from humble southern roots to become an unlikely composer of classical music that takes her all the way to Carnegie Hall and to a world premiere in Europe.

Earnestine does not  question her source. She trusts God to guide her and just continues to create extraordinary music that has taken her all the way to Carnegie Hall three times.
While some stories are interesting and others explore and push the reader to think, it is usually the inspirational stories that touch the soul. Her book “Driven by Faith” is a “must-read” for anyone who has struggled to answer the question, “Why am I here?”

Earnestine’s gift is more than just creating some of the most beautiful music you will ever hear. It’s also about family, faith and giving back. To this end, Earnestine and her family are holding a contest, one that could include you and your mother.

Join us for this very unique “Countdown to Mother’s Day!”

1. Submit in 500 words or less your special Mother’s Day story.It can be funny, sentimental, bold or all of these and more. Submit  HERE.

 

2. Each day, prior to Mother’s Day, come back and share special thoughts you have on the upcoming special day on Earnestine’s timeline on Facebook.

3. Share your thoughts with all your friends.

The first 100 people to actively post on Earnestine’s timeline will win the opportunity to participate in a special live, online Earnestine Robinson Master Class. She will discuss and take questions on how to find your purpose and the role of faith in reaching your destiny.

On Mother’s Day, three winners will be chosen and each receive a $100 gift card from Amazon and a copy of Earnestine’s book “Driven By Faith”. Each of the stories will be posted on Earnestine’s Facebook page.

Make this your best Mother’s Day ever!

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Sea World to Host Forum to Answer Critics

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SeaWorld is finally putting its mouth where its money is.

On June 5 at La Jolla’s Museum of Contemporary Art, a representative from SeaWorld will take on two prominent critics of the park to “talk through the issue” of keeping killer whales in captivity, according to Voice of San Diego, organizer of the unprecedented event.

“As far as we’ve seen, this will be the first time SeaWorld answers questions and offers its perspective directly to the public,” says VOSD’s website. In the past few years, SeaWorld has dispatched staff members to participate in panel discussions on captivity at a few marine mammal conferences, and company representatives have testified before Congress and a recent California Assembly Committee considering a bill to ban orca display in the state.

Now members of the general public will have an opportunity to grill a company rep as well as two captivity critics: Naomi Rose, marine mammal scientist at the Animal Welfare Institute, and Susan Gray Davis, a former UC San Diego professor who wrote the 1997 book Spectacular Nature: Corporate Culture and the Sea World Experience.

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Only Make Believe Continues to Bring Laughter to Children in Hospitals

 Only Make Believe is the New York City and newly, Washington D.C., based
non-profit organization that brings laughter and imagination to
children suffering from chronic illnesses and disabilities. 
Since
1999, this organization has brought interactive theater performed by
professional actors to over 35,000 children and families in 52 hospitals
in the NYC metro area and 3 hospitals in the D.C. area. 


With celebrity
support from Jude Law, Mike Myers, Sir Ian McKellen, Julia Stiles, Rachel Weisz, Alan Cumming, Kathie Lee Gifford, Chistopher Meloni, Petra Nemcova, and
more, Only Make Believe has brought joy and hope to the hearts of
families and children facing hard times. With the recent opening of
their Washington D.C. sector, they have already brought the healing
power of laugher to almost 300 children in Washington D.C. within one
year and do not plan to stop now! For more information on the
organization, please visit: www.OnlyMakeBelieve.org.  

                                                     

Dena Hammerstein founded the non-profit Only Make Believe in 1999 in memory of her late husband, Broadway producer and director James Hammerstein, son of Oscar Hammerstein part of the legendary musical writing and composing duo Rodgers and Hammerstein.
The organization was created to bring live interactive theater
free-of-charge to children living with chronic illnesses and
disabilities. Only Make Believe provides theatrical workshops
conducted by teams of professional actors, once a week for six weeks,
free-of-charge to hospitals and other medical institutions.

 

Only
Make Believe’s interactive live performances encourage children to
participate and perform alongside actors, transporting them from a
hospital to the enchanting world of make believe. Director of Child Life
at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center explained, “It
was truly wonderful to see the patients clapping, singing and dancing to
the music when often times we just see them lying in bed.” While Only
Make Believe does wonders to help bring happiness to the lives of
children suffering from chronic illness and disease, it also helps to
bring joy back into the hearts of parents. One parent explained, “After
each play, I feel like a new person who’s ready to face life. This show
helps me gain my sense of humor again.” For children and their families,
Only Make Believe strives to uphold the principle that
freeing a child’s imagination is a valuable part of the healing process.

 

For more information, please visit: www.OnlyMakeBelieve.org

 

Dawn Soap – Will it Save the World?

Ok, so DAWN may not be able to solve world hunger – but did you know that Dawn was one of those Miracle cleaners with hundreds of uses?

I was skeptical when my mother in law wanted to help clean the house and she reached for dawn and a bucket of water! She used it on glass, mirrors, the floor – even the bathtub tiles and tub where is sliced through soap scum with ease. there are many many many uses for Dawn. Some others that I discovered:

  Dawn Dishwashing Detergent Kills Fleas

  Dawn is good for flea removal. However, many professional pet care sites talk frequently
about combing your dog or cat with a fine toothed comb and then dropping
any fleas removed into a solution of soapy water, made from liquid
dishwashing detergent.

These same sites also recommend washing
the animal’s bedding in soapy dishwashing liquid and warm water, for the
same reason. Therefore, it seems logical that washing an animal in the
same soapy water would have a similar effect. Additionally, Dawn
dishwashing detergent would be much milder to your pet than flea and
tick spray.

  Dawn Repels Ants

Several pest
problem websites have forums in which many users swear that a solution
of Dawn dishwashing detergent and water, when sprayed directly on
countertops and sinks in the kitchen and bathroom, leaves a safe residue
for kids and pets. Ants, however, do not like it, and therefore, will
not walk over. Also, spraying the solution directly on the ants will
kill them.

Shampoo Buildup? No Problem!

Your hairdresser may have talked about “shampoo buildup”.  You can use Dawn dishwashing detergent on
your hair just like you would use shampoo, and it will remove excess
oil from your hair and scalp (great if you have oily hair) and strip any
buildup from your hair, without damaging your hair in the process. It
is recommended that you do this about once a month.

  Dawn in Your First Aid Kit?

This website
revealed that Dawn dishwashing liquid makes an effective and less messy
icepack than using ice. Apparently, you can pour Dawn dishwashing
detergent into plastic baggies, seal it, and then freeze it. The cold
effect lasts longer than using regular ice. Also, this type of ice pack
is reusable, whereas ice melts and has to be replaced. Interesting
concept.

  Wash That Driveway

While there are
many chemical solvents and degreasers on the market, most of these are
not biodegradable, but Dawn dishwashing detergent is. If you have
gasoline or motor oil stains on your driveway, you can use the kitty
litter method to clean up the excess oil and then use a solution of Dawn
dishwashing detergent and warm water to effectively remove excess motor
oil from the pavement. Using a scrub broom and a little bit of muscle
power, and your driveway will be once again oil-stain-free.

  Soak your Tools

After you have finished your automotive repair project, what are you
going to do with those dirty tools? Well, you can soak them in a
solution of Dawn dishwashing detergent before you put them away to
remove all the oil and grime from them. Apparently, many mechanics also
claim that using Dawn dishwashing detergent also helps prevent rust from
forming on the tools.

Floors

Merry Maids recommends using a drop of Dawn in water to clean ceramic tile and no-wax/linoleum floors. Note: don’t use Dawn on wood laminate (Pergo) or hardwood floors–any residue may dull the finish and cause streaking.

Clean your windows
with this recipe from Merry Maids:  mix 3-5 drops Dawn in 2 gallons warm
water.  Merry Maids advises holding back from using more:  use too much
and you may see streaks.

This is NOT a paid sponsor  or ad. And I have tried Dawn knock offs – and they are just not the same.

How Do You CATCH a Cold…How To Cure A Cold


Each year around one billion colds affect the lives of Americans making it the most common infectious disease in the U.S.  The biggest misconception about the common cold is that contact with bacteria is the main cause when in fact the cause is contact with a virus, which makes the run to get antibiotics almost pointless.

The most common ways colds are spread are NOT from being around coughing and sneezing people – but from hand to hand contact. Touching germ infected keyboards,  and ink pens is a great way to catch a cold!

Though there is no cure for the common cold, but check this out!  one little trick,  when you begin to feel sick,  is a few drops of 3% hydrogen peroxide into each ear.  Once the bubbling and slight stinging subside (around 5-10 minutes), drain onto a tissue.

If you have a cold or flu, try 3% hydrogen peroxide. It’s easy, it’s inexpensive, and you can find it at almost any drug store.

Valentines Tip – Lesbians Can Help Straight Couples Sex Lives and Marriages!

 


Currently, a majority of the one thousand adults polled in a 2009 survey by Trojan described their sex life as “depressing, lukewarm, and predictable.” 

For the millions of Americans who can describe their own relationship in equally dismal terms, Valentine’s Day 2010 brings some very good news indeed – the publication of

Love Her Right: The Married Man’s Guide to
Lesbian Secrets for Great Sex!
 
by Dr. Joni Frater and Esther Lastique.

 


Up to 75% of marriages in the U.S. end in divorce – often for reasons having to do with sex, including boredom, or a desire for more pleasure or variety – and Dr. Joni and Esther are determined to do their part to reverse this disturbing trend.  Reflecting their commitment to showing America’s couples how to bring a new level of pleasure and intimacy back into their relationships, this Valentine’s Day they are inviting everyone to participate in their fun-filled “Love Warrior Challenge.”

In this unique and remarkable guide to romance and sexual pleasure, the authors share the secrets that make their relationship one that is endlessly exciting and filled with pleasure, and also share all that they’ve learned from the countless experts on sex and relationships who have joined them on their weekly online radio show. In writing Love Her Right, Dr. Joni and Esther were truly responding to popular demand.  After being asked hundreds of times about their own passionate relationship, Dr. Joni and Esther became convinced that they had some important insights that could bring greater levels of pleasure and intimacy to other couples.


In Love Her Right – and in interviews about their new book — Dr. Joni Frater and Esther Lastique are eager to share their insights, secrets and techniques, including:
•       How a married man can know what his wife is thinking and how to turn her on
•       How to transform a marriage in as little as 10 minutes a day
•       Why having sex every 24 hours is great for your health
•       How to reignite the fires of passion if they fizzled into ashes over the years
•       How to create nights of passion even if one partner has medical issues or physical limitations.


BUY  THE  BOOK
Love Her Right: The Married Man’s Guide to Lesbian Secrets for Great Sex!

Visit the Website  LOVE HER RIGHT

Leave it to the gays to save a straight marriage – yet, they won’t let the gays marry!

Go figure!

Play Trivia – Save Animals in Shelters!

I just found this site and wanted share it!


Experience Project is a free, discreet community connecting its members through
shared life experiences for support, fun and discovery. Quickly build a
network of people who understand you,
or explore thousands of life experiences shared through first-hand stories. 
They  never ask for your name, so you can remain anonymous and be your true self. 



They are also  working to raise money for saving

dogs and cats that may be in danger. It’s pretty simple,

you don’t donate anything but your time.

By playing a trivia game you can help raise money.

Your correct answers award money (from Experience Project)

to some cool non profits that are helping these little guys.

The more you play, the more shelter pets we

can feed! Spread the word and make a huge difference!



Link to Play Game:






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Montesoro – A Health and Wellness Resort Community


Dr. Dominic Gaziano, a health and wellness expert spoke at the event and it was sponsored by Montesoro, an extraordinary  health and wellness resort community, outside of Palm Springs, California.

Nestled in the 600,000-acre Anza-Borrego Desert, Calif., an area known for its colorful wildflowers and brilliant night sky, rests Montesoro.  The 3,140-acre private residential community with a boutique hotel and destination spa features sweeping vistas of the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains. Its dramatic setting in San Diego County’s desert offers untouched land and undisturbed wildlife. The pristine landscape encourages a lifestyle of relaxation, serenity and peace.  In keeping with the natural environment, more than 1,800 acres of the development’s 3,140 acres have been set aside as permanent open land for parks, trails and natural spaces. 
 


Montesoro provides a decompression, relaxing, get healthy, get well community.  The “Ranch at Montesoro” – a spa, fitness and wellness retreat set upon seven acres is at the heart of the community. There is an Ayurvedic Spa and Wellness Center. The Spa  features a complete range of luxurious “east meets west” therapies. The Wellness Pavilion will invigorate your path to wellness and health through the guidance of renowned medical specialists. There is also a  Performance Training Center – a state-of-the-art training facility that will be staffed by leading fitness experts who will guide you to achieve optimal health and fitness utilizing innovative programs and techniques.

There will be  a total of 800 homes and custom homesites, and  a 75-room villa-style boutique hotel.  It will also offer a signature Tom Fazio-designed 18-hole golf course. What more could you ask for?!


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