Happy Halloween!

Be careful out there, as you peruse wealthy neighborhoods in search of sweet booty. If you are an adult who is trick-or-treating without the benefit of a child, wrap up well and disguise your face. Enjoy!

Happy Halloween!

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Mindful of Race: Understanding and Transforming Habits of Harm. Ruth King

5 of 5 stars

Author Ruth King says what needs to be said. If we continue to give the very word race the power and the fear that it's had thus far, then we choose to let it pull at the American tapestry. This country was not born in a vacuum.

Unless we mention certain explorers, then we have to know that we were born of different races and we have grown in that direction. In fact, one of psychic Sylvia Browne's predictions was that one day, we would all have skin a lovely mocha color because of the mixing of races. What then organization's of hate?

King states that racism is a curable heart condition.

It's true.

King notes the importance of being mindful of the hurt that we put onto one another. So needless. So. On. Time.

Print Length: 256 pages
Publisher: Sounds True (June 1, 2018)
Publication Date: June 1, 2018
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English

About the Author:

Ruth King is a core teacher at Tara Brach’s Insight Meditation Community and the Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and the founder of the Mindful Members Practice Community in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she resides. At Levi Strauss, Intel, and other organizations, she coached executives and sta? in transformative leadership and the awareness of racial wounding and its healing. She is the author of Healing Rage: Women Making Inner Peace Possible (Gotham, 2007).

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What Your Need for Both Big and Small Adventures

We all the love the great outdoors, but you have to be prepared for each adventure, no matter how big or small. Bringing enough food, sun lotion, and even entertainment, can really make or break your expedition or day out. Your camping or travel gear really makes the most difference though, and can save you from some tough situations, even if that just a little extra comfort. Here is some advice about getting some gear in preparation for your adventure, and some advice about what to look out for. There’s so much choice on the market, and so many high quality products, it can be difficult to know where to start.

Adventures come in all shapes and sizes, just like your adventure gear.


Backpacks are essential for a city day trip, or an expedition to kilimanjaro. One of the main differences with backpacks is the size which is measured in liters. Generally speaking you will have three backpack sizes: day trips, weekend trip from 3 to 4 days, and longer expeditions. Obviously, depending on what you are doing and where you are going will depend on what kind of backpack you want. If your going away for the weekend, you won’t need an 80 liter backpack! Backpacks also come with lots of features, pockets, places to put sleeping bags, and attachments. While these features can be very useful, will you need them for the adventure you're planning on undertaking?

Walking and Hiking Boots

It so essential that the boots your choose to wear fit properly so always try them on. If you're buying online, do so well before your trip, so you have the time to figure out if they work for you, and you have enough time to replace them if you need to. Just like backpacks, boots come in all different shapes and sizes based on your needs. The boots with a higher ankle support are used for longer expeditions, where you will be carrying a lot of weight on your back, so your ankles will need the extra support. There are also various ways different brands go about keeping water out. With cheaper brands, your feet might run the risk of getting warm, and lack of ventilation could cause problems. Having said that, there are plenty of affordable brands which would suit your needs and will support you throughout your adventures.

What Clothes You Should Be Wearing

Or moderate weather conditions, layers are a must. A base layer is essential for generating heat and keeping you warm, and then the mid layer for thermal insulation. The third layer on top top would be your waterproof, and protection against the wind and rain, and any other elements you will come across. You can always take layers off, so be prepared and go with more than you need and expect the unexpected! For advice and guidance, sites like www.expeditioncamping.com.au will be able to guide your on your adventure needs and requirements.

Go out there and get camping, hiking, cycling, or whatever your next adventure entails. Just remember to be prepared.


Obecome Vacuum Sealer

The instruction booklet for this item is very extensive and detailed.

The sealer has a mode for wet and dry.

Obecome Vacuum SealerWhen the power button is on, the machine automatically goes to the dry mode. I put my chicken in the bags provided and lifted the sealer (after removing the cardboard), when the twinkle is on, I pressed the button and sealed my chicken. It was very easy to do!

You can also make up your own bags. Full instructions are in the book.

I have a deep freezer and it is awesome now that I won't get freezer burns.


    Obecome Vacuum Sealer
  • Keep Freshness Longer:Prevents freezer burns on frozen fruits and vegetables, prevents mold and bacteria growth and keeps the nutrients intact.The storage period will improve up to 5 times longer by free from air, save your money in the long run
  • Multipurpose:Air suction hose can be used to automatically vacuumize and seal the jar, crisper, containers, box, canisters. Not only for food, but also can be used to package letters, magazines, valuables, clothes for long-term preservation. A Must Assistant to keep supplies dry for camping or traveling
  • Powerful & Save Space:Automatic One-touch vacuum sealing operation,Sealing and Stop function can be operated separately for different type of moist, dry and delicate food.Increase your storage space.
  • Vacuum requirements: support professional vacuum bag(any brand sealer bags),the ordinary bag only support the seal, liquid food can not be vacuum.32cm Maximum width of Sealing allows you to seal many small bags at once.
  • Starter Kit Includes:One Vacuum Hose (apply to all vacuum sealing jars or bags with standard hole),20pcs professional sealing bags and the detail Introduction Manual.

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5 Ways To Brighten Up Your Smile

Not everyone is blessed with pearly white teeth. However, we can all take steps to make our teeth whiter than they are. Here are five ways to get your teeth looking brighter and reclaim that smile.

Use whitening toothpaste

Whitening toothpastes may contain ingredients such as hydrogen peroxide that help to bleach teeth. There are many brands of whitening toothpaste on the market, some of which are more effective than others. Before buying a tube, it’s worth reading reviews of users online. This guide at businessinsider.com could be worth a read.

Try DIY whitening tricks

There are also DIY tricks that can be used to whiten teeth. Activated charcoal is a popular method that has led to teeth whitening in many cases. This involves brushing the teeth with charcoal, and then re-brushing with toothpaste. Oil pulling meanwhile is another method, which involves swilling an oil such as olive oil around the mouth for fifteen minutes to pick up stain-causing plaque. You can even use baking soda as a toothpaste. In all cases, these methods should be used alongside regular brushing to get results.

Consider professional treatment

There are various methods of professional whitening that could be worth paying for. Some dentists such as dentistryofwestminster.com are able to fit implants. There’s also the option of veneers offered by many dentists. For something more drastic, you could even consider going to specialist treatment center that offers laser tooth whitening. Each treatment type has it’s pros and cons with some limiting what you can and can’t eat and other resulting in sensitivity of the teeth.

Eat the right foods

Certain foods and drinks are staining culprits. By limiting these in your diet, you could help with the whitening process. Coffee and red wine often caused staining. Drinking less or having glasses of water with them could help to limit any staining. Sugary drinks meanwhile are an obvious culprit to cut down on. You can also limit damage to teeth by drinking through a straw.

Some foods are good for the teeth such as crunchy vegetables which clean the teeth as you eat. Milk and cheese meanwhile are great for cleaning the enamel too, whilst also containing calcium that is essential for making teeth strong and healthy.

Quit smoking

Cigarettes are bad for oral health in many ways, having been linked to gum disease and throat cancer. As for your teeth, nicotine in cigarettes can swiftly cause yellowing. Those that have been smoking for a long time may even start to get brown teeth. Quitting smoking could help your teeth to get whiter. Vaping can minimize staining, although e-liquids with nicotine in may still cause some staining. Chewing gum and nicotine patches may be better at protecting dental health, although may not work at helping people to give up. There are also special whitening chewing gums out there for smokers supplied at sites such as Nicorette.ca that can help to combat nicotine staining as well as helping you to kick the habit.


Meet ME Where I'm At! Cynthia Best, Joyce Shor Johnson

5 of 5 stars

If there's one thing missing from my childhood, it's books like this for children. My mother read to my sister and I for years and I still have memory bits about it. This was a special thing for me.

However, I don't remember any books which would educate the masses about children who were different from other children because of certain disabilities. What a shame. A book like this is always germane.
Meet ME Where I'm At! Cynthia Best, Joyce Shor Johnson
It's also empowering.

Meet ME Where I'm At! is creative, well-designed and well-done.

About the Author:

Cindy Best, MS, PT has been a pediatric physical therapist and an artist for over 25 years. She is the owner of Little Bear Pottery and creator of Adaptive art. Respite. & Therapeutic play. Services (A.R.T.S.). Cindy was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult. She works with children and adults of all ages and abilities, but primarily with students on the Autism Spectrum. She is the loving mom to two amazing sons, one with ADHD and the other with mild autism. She is grateful for the pieces of ADHD and autism in herself and her children, for it is these pieces that help to make each of them the amazing, spirited, and passionate people they are. She lives in a little log cabin at the base of Mt. Kearsarge in North Sutton, New Hampshire, with A.R.T.S. and Little Bear Pottery nestled into the barn next door.

Grade Level: 1 - 6
Paperback: 28 pages
Publisher: Future Horizons (July 15, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1941765394
ISBN-13: 978-1941765395
Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.9 ounces

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Why Your Relationship with Your Ex Was Not as Amazing As you Think

After a breakup, people often idolize their ex’s and their relationship with them. They feel like they lost someone special and start wondering what could have been if they made the relationship work. If that’s you, then you probably need to look at things form a more neutral perspective. Aside from the fact that you two BROKE UP, there are a lot of reasons why your relationship with your ex was not as amazing as you are thinking right now.

Why Your Relationship with Your Ex Was Not as Amazing As you Think

1. You Are Emotional

A breakup leaves your mind and your emotions in chaos. The more invested you were in the relationship, the worse your emotional state will be after the breakup. In fact, studies have shown that breakup pain is real and it affects the same part of the brain as physical pain.

So, if you are in pain after the breakup, and you weren’t in this much horrible pain while you were in the relationship, then that must mean that the relationship was keeping you from feeling you this pain.

So that equates to your relationship was actually pretty good. You start thinking that if you contact your ex or get him back, this pain will go away. But it’s not really the case. The pain you are feeling is just a stage of grief that everyone goes through after a loss. You lost a relationship, and you are feeling the pain of loss. But that does not make it a good relationship.

2. You are Just Lonely

During a relationship, you get so used to having someone with you that it becomes hard to adjust being single again. When suddenly you have to sleep alone, wake up alone, eat alone, watch Breaking Bad alone, you start missing your ex. You start missing their presence. You start missing all the little things they used to do with you. All this missing makes you start thinking that perhaps your ex and you were really great together.

But in reality, the only thing you are missing is a relationship. Your ex is just filling up the role of a boyfriend. The loneliness is just making you concentrate on the good qualities of your ex while ignoring the bad ones.

3. Your Faith in the Opposite Sex

“The devil you know is better than the devil you don’t.” One of my friends told me this and got back with her ex. She had lost all faith in the male gender and thought that her ex was better than anyone else. You can’t really blame her. After a few failed relationships, your faith in the opposite sex and relationships in general starts shaking a little bit. You start thinking that your ex is better than the unknown. Instead of going out and finding someone who you truly deserve, you decide to settle for just good enough.

Of course, it’s not really a very health thought pattern. You can’t let a breakup destroy your faith in the opposite sex. I am not saying that you should expect a Hollywood style love story, but you can expect to have a healthy and happy relationship with a person you truly appreciate and love.

About the Author:

Kevin Thompson has been helping people with breakups for the past 2 years. You can read his advice and his articles at Ex Back Permanently.

Are You Cut Out For a Caring Career Change?

Life has a funny way of just happening to you, carrying you along on its currents before you know where you are. Sometimes it takes a particular incident, sometimes traveling gives you a different perspective, or sometimes you just wake up and realize - the job that you’re doing just isn’t fulfilling you anymore.

Are You Cut Out For a Caring Career Change?
Do you really need a career change, or are you just in need of a vacation? Making a major life decision like changing professions later on in life can seem harder when the pressures of family and running a household are added in.

Here’s how to make sure you’re making a change for the right reasons:

Check your core values

Knowing whether to swap careers and retrain often comes down to whether what you’re currently doing aligns with your own core values. What means the most to you in life? What kind of a legacy do you want to leave? If money was no object, what would you really be doing with your life? Set aside some time to examine your moral compass as this can often lead to professions such as teaching or become a health professional.

Know what you can offer

Your offer to the world is made up of a mixture of your skills, personality and experiences and often the combination of those can point you down a very specific path. Switching careers later in life can lead to some tough justifications to make - to friends and family but also to future employers. And knowing exactly what your offer is can really help to clarify why the move is the right thing to do.

The bigger picture

It’s one thing feeling compelled into a caring profession, but actually moving into it as a line of work is not for everyone. You need to consider the broader picture such as work life balance, family commitments and earning potential. If these don’t align fully with your ambitions it may be better to look into volunteering some of your free time to do what you love rather than making a permanent career change.

Adjust your expectations

It’s one thing to dream of doing what you truly enjoy and another to make it a viable job. Part of this is being realistic with your expectations. Research specific companies in the market you’re hoping to get into. How would you pitch yourself? Are you prepared to move or travel to do what you want? Learn about the industry and the key players. What factors out there will affect them over the next few years? Later life career changes usually demand a more considered decision process.

Will it really make me happier?

If everything else stacks up, are you able to gain some real experience to make sure that moving jobs will truly make you happy? Consider looking for voluntary work in a similar environment or seeking out a mentor in the industry who can give you the inside track. You could even go part time in your current job while seeking a work placement in the new professions. This is the only way to make sure you’re truly passionate enough to make the switch- dipping a toe in the water minimizes the risk that you actually won’t like your new job as far as possible.


The Gospel of Luke Opened Tuesday in Local Theater's

third film in the well-known Gospel film series. It is now out on DVD, Digital HD and On Demand from Lionsgate.

The Gospel of Luke Opened Tuesday in Local Theater'sThe Gospel of Luke Opened Tuesday in Local Theater'sThe deal with this movie is that it is filmed on location in Morocco, is word-for-word written and has behind it a multitude of consultants to include expert theologians and biblical scholars. The Gospel series bears the Dove Faith Friendly Seal for ages 12 and older. It has been narrated in the NIV by British actor Richard E. Grant and in the KJV by Sir Derek Jacobi.

The DVD retails for $14.98.

Directed by: David Batty

Produced by: Hannah Leader

Genre: Biblical Drama

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Must-have Items When You Have Cats

Sharing your home with a furry, 4-legged animal can be challenging, but rewarding at the same time. Cats have a 6th sense, and will know when you feel down, but are also territorial. They will assume that they are entitled to the most comfortable spot on the sofa, or can eat anything you can. And yes, they will treat you for some bird for dinner, if you are not careful. Below is a list of items you absolutely must invest into before you get a cat.
Must-have Items When You Have Cats
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Cat Carrier

Before you would pick up your new companion from the shelter or the seller, you must invest into a cat carrier. This will allow you to safely transport the cat in your car, without risking being scratched. There are soft cat carriers that are comfortable for cats, but most people will use the plastic ones with the secure lock, just in case the cat tries to escape. You will find this accessory useful when you have to take your pet to the vet for vaccinations or check-ups, too.

ID Tag and Collar

Cats love exploring and hiding. Make sure that you get them microchipped, and they have a clear identification tag with your name and address on. Having a self-release safety collar with a bell is a favorite option among pet owners, as it opens when the cat gets stuck in a tight place, something they are extremely good at.

Scratching Tree

Cats need to scratch to maintain their sharp nails. Owners, on the other hand, prefer them doing it on a cat tree, instead of the furniture. When the cat moves in, you need to start training it how to use the scratching pole, and discourage scratching on any other item.

Must-have Items When You Have Cats
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If you are not keen on finding loose cat hair everywhere, from your dinner plates to the back of the TV, you need to brush your cat regularly. While there are brushing stations with a tunnel that help your cat groom, they might still need help. You can also use brushing as a way of bonding with your cat.

Cat Litter Box

There are many types of cat litter boxes you can get, but your cat will need to like it. Place it in a low-traffic area of your home, so your cat can have privacy and hide.

Must Have for Outdoor Cats

If you decide to allow your cat to go outside, you will need to have a cat flap, to give them the freedom they need. Don’t forget that your predator might come across other cats and animals outdoors, therefore, you will need to take precautions. Prevent fleas and ticks, and get your cat vaccinated, taking into consideration the lbs ii side effects.

It is all exciting when you first introduce your cat to your home. Make sure that you prepare to accommodate your pet’s needs and get all the items for her comfort. Remember that while cats are small in size, they are big in personality.


Traveling Abroad? Make Sure You Keep Your Health In Check

It’s always exciting to board a plane and then land in a foreign country. The sights, the smells, the people: the process is intoxicating, and can make us feel alive in ways that just can’t be replicated by anything else. But while for the most part traveling is a joyous occasion, it’s important to remember that there are inherent threats to our health at the same time. Indeed, part of being a responsible traveler is ensuring that our health is well taken care of. Below, we take a look at five tips that’ll keep you in tip-top condition during your travels.
Travelling Abroad? Make Sure You Keep Your Health In Check

Do Your Research

Of all the naive things to believe, thinking that a foreign country will be like life back home is the one that carries the most risk. Before you travel anywhere, you should do your research to ensure you’re aware of any standard threats that destination might pose to your health. You might be required to have vaccinations or avoid certain areas of the country. You’ll only know this if you take it upon yourself to do research and make sure you’re fully informed.

Carry the Essentials With You

Hopefully, all the health concerns you’ll have while you’re away from home will be minor. However, these things will only be minor if you’re able to take care of them by yourself. Having a well-stocked first aid kit will be your first line of defense against all the small injuries that can occur when you’re traveling. Also, make sure you pack any essential medications that you think will be especially useful on your travels (say, Pepto Bismol if you’re visiting the east).

Have a Plan B

We’re sure that nothing serious will occur during your travels, but that doesn’t mean you can simply assume that nothing serious will happen. Hope for the best, prepare for the worst, as they say! Wherever you’re traveling, it’s important that you have the information of an air ambulance service and a list of the nearest hospitals, just in case. In all likelihood, you won’t need this information, but you’ll be grateful that you did your homework should something go wrong and you need to call upon their services.

Eat and Drink Wisely

The quality of the food and drink where you live might be exceptional, but that is not the case in all corners of the globe. Some countries don’t have any health and safety practices to speak of, and as such the food and drink can be laced with things that will make you ill. Wherever you go, have an understanding of what you can eat and drink without trouble.

Stay on Top of Everything

The number one rule for staying healthy and safe during your travels is to stay on top of your health. While there will be people to help on your travels, no one’s going to look after you in the same you can look after yourself. Make your health a priority, and everything will go swimmingly!


Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween to Debut on the 20th Giveaway

Agh! We love all of the Madea joints! There's just pretty much nothing funnier than a manly man playing the part of a woman. And this is the latest installment!

It comes out on the 20th and here's the deal. Madea, Bam and Hattie agree upon a jaunt to a haunted campground and find that they must then run. Run for the hills, run to get away. But, run!

Monsters, bad dudes and the boogeyman are coming at 'em.

The Giveaway:

One random winner will receive: (1) A Boo 2! T-shirt (random sizing) (2) Boo 2! Stencil Kit
a Rafflecopter giveaway Notes:

If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again.
FYI: Shipment make take 4-6 weeks.
Prizing provided by Lionsgate.

Directed by: Tyler Perry

Produced by: Tyler Perry Company, The
Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween to Debut on the 20th Giveaway
Written by: Tyler Perry

Starring: Brock O'Hurn, Patrice Lovely, Tyler Perry

Genre: Comedy, Horror

Rated: PG-13

Release date: 20 October 2017 (USA)

Tagline: You Scurred?

Time: 1 Hour, 41 Minutes

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Dripping Springs Vodka: T.G.I.F. Announcement: October 13

Available now is a Limited Edition Wildlife series from Dripping Springs (DS) Vodka. They are available at select liquor stores across the state of Texas. This is in celebration of a 10-year anniversary.

Dripping Springs Vodka: T.G.I.F. Cocktail Recipes: October 13

DS does this every year. They request original drawing submissions from several Texas artists. This year, only three were selected.

Dripping Springs Vodka: T.G.I.F. Cocktail Recipes: October 13“One unexpected result of the competition this year was that all three winners reside in the Houston area,” said Susan Kelleher, San Luis Spirits Treasurer and the originator of the Wildlife Series competition. “We were so thankful to hear that they are all safe and sound in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.”

This special series is only displayed on 5,000 1.75 L bottles.

The product that we have received is, "Twist of Texas" in the Longhorn Series and was submitted by artist Faye Barber of Katy, Texas. Barber is a self-taught freelance artist and graphic designer.

The other two designs were submitted by Holly Nowak and Jennifer Hacker (both from Texas).


(1) 1.75 L Limited Edition Label (1 of 5,000) 80 Proof
(1) Gift Bag with Handwritten Note, 1876 Straight Bourbon Sample, Sticker

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A Way of Life: Zen Monastics at Work and at Play. Davis, Paul

5 of 5 stars

A Way of Life offers up a rare opportunity. One that we would not otherwise have. The opportunity is to view monks and nuns at work and enjoying recreation.

A Way of Life: Zen Monastics at Work and at Play. Davis, Paul The images are global. The message is personal. It's all about being mindful.

Included are quotes from Davis' Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh.

A Way of Life is a work of art of works of art.

Publisher: Parallax Press (November 7, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1941529763
ISBN-13: 978-1941529768
Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 0.7 x 11.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds

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The Sexy Vegan on YouTube

I was watching Dr. Phil the other day when I learned of a delusional YouTuber. He moonwalked onto the stage, while hurling vulgarities at his mother. And yes, she financially supports him. Rather nicely.

He says that he has changed his name to Sexy Vegan (SV). Why? Oh, why? It's like earing a cap that says, "Number 1" on it. It tells others that you are not number two!

The Sexy Vegan on YouTubeAnd, alas, I would be remiss if I didn't mention that he draws on himself before his videos and normally wears an off-should shirt. He claims that he is an outstanding dancer (he is not). He raps. It is awful.

His singing isn't awful. But, he wants to be famous. At what? We do not know.

Hate to say it. But, it's true. Delusional people can be sort-of entertaining.

SV claims that he doesn't drink or do drugs. True or not, it would make more sense if he did. However...

The purpose of this article is not to slam SV. I am just saying that I don't get it. Are you watching his videos and if so, why, please?

Oh, the videography is a nauseating nightmare. Tripod. Maybe? Please.

"I am better than Jesus."

I wanted to include a video. But, SV is much too profane. Much.

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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do... But You Could've Done Better. Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell

5 of 5 stars

Breaking up is Hard to do is a humorous collection of boyfriend/girlfriend break up tales. It's funny too. LOLing was pretty much this reader's reaction.

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do... But You Could've Done Better. Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell While we cannot divulge all of the contents of the book (then, there would be no need for anyone else to read it), we can share with you one of our favorites.

One of the breakups involves a young man who broke up with his girlfriend because he wanted to spend more time with his dog. On the next page is a drawing of a dog with this explanation;

This dog needs you.

Tender. Funny. Perfect for a buddy who has just been dumped.

Buy this book for them. Then, laugh at the misfortune of others. Because, hey, it's either laugh - or cry. Your choice.

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do... But You Could've Done Better. Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell Oh, yeah. There's some rough language up in this joint. But, there's not so much that you will require eye bleach after having read it.

About the Author:

Hilary Campbell is a Brooklyn based cartoonist, filmmaker, and recovering Diet Coke addict who considers herself her mom's biggest fan. Her documentaries "This Is Not The End" and "Small Talk" have won top prizes at Slamdance, SF IndieFest and more.

Paperback: 150 pages
Publisher: Animal Media Group LLC (January 10, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0986148997
ISBN-13: 978-0986148996
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 8 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces

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The Way of the Lover: Sufism, Shamanism and the Spiritual Art of Love. Ross Heaven

The Way of the Lover is a book for Sufist's and Shaman's. Through spiritual introspection, exercises and seriously deep inquiry, one is instructed as to a deeper, more profound love, what it is and how to get there. When we state this, we are not meaning to infer in any means that others cannot benefit from reading. All can.

The Way of the Lover: Sufism, Shamanism and the Spiritual Art of Love. Ross HeavenIt's just that the mores and norms are a bit different for other religions.

We are ever-curious about the religious and other culture-types of others and while we will continue to learn more, we are already lost within the first few pages.

We will set this one aside for now. It's simply not for us. Not for now.

Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Moon Books (September 29, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1785353845
ISBN-13: 978-1785353840
Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.6 x 8.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces

About the Author:

Ross Heaven is a shaman, psychologist and healer and the director of The Four Gates Foundation, one of Europe's leading organisations for the preservation and teaching of indigenous wisdom. He lives in Newhaven, UK.

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Solofit Balance Board-Fitness Board

This is a great product. I've wanted one ever since I saw the infomercial. However, I purchased in haste, as this product was not meant for those with messed up knees. To test it, I sat on the edge of the bed and gently rocked it with my feet. Just the possibility of slipping off of the edge of the bed and slamming my face on the floor was a little scary.

Solofit Balance Board-Fitness Board

However, since I've purchased this item, I've discovered somewhere between 3-6 other women who would like to have one and since this one is here, I'm going to give it to one of them for Christmas.

It comes with an 18-page ebook which has safety precautions, exercises, images and weight loss tips.

It's a good buy and the board itself is very sturdy.

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Malée Nourishing Hand Cream

We have never unwrapped a box which looked and was presented as a gift only to find that the product inside was incredibly bad. Never. It's never happened.

Malée Nourishing Hand CreamI didn't happen this time either.

Malée is a divinely afrocentric organization and their products are unique, well thought-out and awesomeness. They selected the below-mentioned item to send over for review and the essence of the product is verdure. We have never heard of that.

But, now, we know that we like it.


 (1) Nourishing Hand Cream 2.56 Fl Oz SRP $32.00

Nourishing Hand Cream

Our hands eagerly received the moisturizer. Then, they smelled of beauty thereafter. Seriously, even the product box is beautiful.

Malée Nourishing Hand CreamYou may get yours online from the link below.

About Malée:

Inspired by the rich landscapes, alluring scents and ancient wisdom of Africa, our luxurious fragrance and body care range balances 100% natural active ingredients and scientifically proven formulas to heal, protect and pamper your skin.

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October 4, 2017 National Vodka Day

National Vodka Day has been celebrated in the U.S. since 2009. It shares a date with National Taco Day. Delightful.

October 4, 2017 National Vodka DayOctober 4, 2017 National Vodka DayFive Wives Vodka are is a Utah-based company and they produce award-winning spirits. These two in particular are very nice. In fact, it is pretty rare for us to be able to drink vodka neat. However, we were motivated with the siren song of the Sinful brand. It's really smooth and gets along well with others. No running with scissors. No chatting with neighbors during instruction. Just a nice, soft finish for both of these.

We've been told that Sinful Vodka is quite delicious at this time of year when it is introduced to hard cider over ice. Like apple pie! We haven't tried that yet. But, we will! Oh, yes. We will.


(1) Five Wives Vodka (80 Proof) SRP $19.99
(1) Five Wives Sinful Vodka (70 Proof) SRP $19.99

You may get your next bottle of Five Wives from a link on their website. The link will take you to the Hi-Time Wine Cellars. Currently, both bottles are on sale for $17.99. Just sayin'.

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Reclaiming Civilization: A Case for Optimism for the Future of Humanity. Brendan Myers

5 of 5 stars

Reclaiming Civilization is an ouroboros of deeply philosophical musings concerned with how we define the civilization. But, this is brief. After that, how do we help to perpetuate what it is? It's also very intricate.

According to Myers, the success or the failure of a civilization is entirely too dependent upon the masses of cultures which exist within the microcosm of humanity. Basically, what's the point? Yes. What is the point?

Reclaiming Civilization is a mental jaunt which skims who we think we are as a people and the expectations that we set for ourselves.

Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Moon Books (August 25, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1785355651
ISBN-13: 978-1785355653
Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.8 x 8.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces

About the Author:

Brendan Cathbad Myers is the author of sixteen books in philosophy, environmental ethics, history of ideas, spirituality, urban fantasy fiction, and game design. Brendan is professor of philosophy at CEGEP Heritage College, Gatineau. He lives in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada.

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Bad Weather. Kristin Maldonado

The video begins with a surrealistic hum as Maldonado seems to float in dark clouds, while dangling from a swing. The weather is dramatic and adds an element of beauty. Her voice is haunting.

Bad Weather. Kristin Maldonado
Personally, we have asked for more rap and we did get a good taste of that. It slightly crescendos into more drama.

Kirstin Maldonado via popcrush.

Bad Weather is an outstanding marriage of electronica and incredible vocals.

We love the photography too.

There is something about the video that we did not totally get. It's the parts where hateful words and comments were flashed in amongst the scenery. We watched the follow-up video, which explains that the song is about weathering the unkindesses that we hurl at one another, here in cyperspace. But, we just felt that these comments were not applicable. You now, surrealism isn't always obvious.

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