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Archive for March, 2007

Finding Peace And Happiness In Moments Of Silence – With YouTube Guided Meditation

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 28, 2007

FINDING PEACE AND HAPPINESS IN MOMENTS OF SILENCE — by Catherine Morgan

Where did the saying “I just want a little peace and quiet” come from? Obviously, from someone who understood that peace can only exist in silence. The noise of life is like a barrier that stands between you and peace. But, quieting the noise with silence can break down this barrier, and open the door to the peace that is within you.

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Inspirational Quotes Set To The Music Of John Lennon’s Imagine.

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 27, 2007

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PLEASE SIGN PETITION TO SUPPORT WOMEN WITH BREAST CANCER

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 26, 2007

Singer and songwriter Jewel sat down with ABC News This Week’s George Stephanopoulos to discuss her support of a bill that will allow women to stay in the hospital at least 48 hours after a mastectomy. Called drive-thru mastectomies, the current practice of discharging women hours after surgery does not allow women sufficient time to heal before being released from the hospital.

During the interview Jewel placed the blame on insurance companies and HMOs who have decided that a mastectomy is not major surgery but an outpatient procedure. You have got to be kidding me, what an absurdity. READ FULL ARTICLE

Sign A Petition To Stop Insurance Companies From Sending Women Home The Same Day As They Receive A Mastectomy.

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Are You Happy With Your Doctor? One Thing Every Person Who Has A Doctor Should Be Doing.

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 23, 2007

Vincent Van Gogh's Doctor Gachet, 1890
Vincent Van Gogh’s Doctor Gachet, 1890

Are You Happy With Your Doctor? — by Catherine Morgan

As patients, we all know that we are not always treated with the respect and dignity that we deserve. There is a site called RateMDs.com, and I recommend that EVERYONE (whether you are sick or not) go to this site and rate both your good and your bad doctors. It is very easy to do, and it is the only way that doctors will begin to realize that they can’t just treat us as numbers and dollars, we are human beings, and they work for us. And if they do a bad job, we are going to tell. It is also a good place to check and see if a doctor you are considering going to has a good rating or not.

I can not recommend this activity enough, the internet is a great tool for consumers, and a great way for patients to take their power back. So, go to RateMDs.com and give your good doctors the credit they deserve…..and “tattle” on all those bad doctors who have mistreated and been disrespectful to you. And then pass this information on to your friends and family.

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ALSO SEE: Keeping A Medical Journal

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Follow Your Dreams, Inspire, Change The World — An Inspirational Music Video

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 21, 2007

This is a great inspirational video, I hope you like it.

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Nine Important Tips For Protecting Yourself – Also see UPDATE at the end of this post.

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 19, 2007

I had posted this a few weeks ago on my site for women, WOMEN 4 HOPE. But, I think it is important for everyone, so I decided to post here as well.

Rubies in the sun
picture by © joansheartart

TIPS ON HOW WOMEN CAN PROTECT THEMSELVES

This is an e-mail that was sent to me a few months ago, since it still applies, and is important for all women to know, I decided to post it on this site.

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New Study Shows Chest Compressions Most Important Part Of CPR – Would You Be More Willing To Learn CPR Now?

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 17, 2007

A man is given CPR. Chest compression — not mouth-to-mouth resuscitation — seems to be the key in helping someone recover from cardiac arrest, according to new research that further bolsters advice from heart experts. (AP GRAPHIC)

Have People Been Reluctant To Learn CPR Because They Didn’t Want To Put Their Mouth To A Stranger? Would you be more willing to learn CPR now?

A new study shows that compressions are much more important in saving a life with CPR, than breaths are. It is more important to continue chest compressions, than it is to take the time to stop and do mouth to mouth resuscitation on someone who’s heart has stopped. It is believed that roughly 9 out of 10 cardiac arrest victims die before they get to the hospital, this is partly because they don’t get CPR. Will more people be willing to learn CPR and possibly save a life, if they don’t think they will have to put their mouth on a strangers? I guess only time will tell, as a nurse I hope the answer is yes.

If you want to learn CPR, you can go to The American Heart Association web-site.

Read article about how chest compressions are more important than breaths, in saving a life with CPR.

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“Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon and Garfunkle – A Video Addressing Worldwide Social Issues

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 15, 2007

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This song always reminds me of when I was a little girl. Me and my grandmother would sit at the player piano, and put this roll in. As the roll turned the words were written on the side, and me and my grandmother would sing this song while the piano played…..I would also pretend to be playing the piano while I was singing. Come to think of it; I guess we were doing Karaoke before there even was Karaoke. Anyway, it’s one of the many nice memories I have of my grandmother, and I always think of her when I hear it (and when I see trees with pink flowers). The song is Bridge Over Troubled Water. I thought it would make a good post, so here it is, I hope you like it.

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Love One And All – Inspirational Quotes Set To The Music Of Josh Groban Singing “Starry Starry Night”

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 14, 2007

I came across this video, and I thought it was just beautiful. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.

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Beauty Is Hidden In The Midst Of Any Darkness, Try To Find It

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 14, 2007

Beauty Is Hidden In The Midst Of Any Darkness
picture by © jeanemiller1

Find Your Way Out Of The Darkness — by Catherine Morgan 

Challenge yourself to see past the darkness in your life, and find the beauty. Walk through your life today, just a little slower, and just a little more aware. How you see your life is ultimately up to you; if you see yourself as sad, then you are sad. When there is no light at the end of your tunnel, it is because you are choosing not to see it. Just remember that the darkness can not exist without the light, darkness is simply the ying to the lights yang. So, if you are having one of those “dark nights of the soul”, know that when you are ready, you can choose to let the light back in.

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Six Tips To Help You Get Started On A Healthy Diet

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 12, 2007

SIX TIPS TO HELP YOU GET STARTED ON A HEALTHY DIET — by Catherine Morgan

Do you want to lose weight, feel healthier, or just start eating better? Jumping off the junk food band-wagon isn’t easy. Making the decision to give it a try is a great first start. But, quiting cold-turkey is generally a bad idea. Sometimes making small changes, and working up to more, is a better way to do it. Make one change in your diet today, and keep it up for a week. Then in a week, make another change. Keep adding to your healthy eating changes week after week, until eating healthy is just what you do.

Here are a few places you can start.

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Be Thankful You Are Unique

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 9, 2007


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ALSO SEE:

Empowerment

Forgiveness

Kindness

Love

Music

Happiness

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We Each Have The Power Of Creative Visualization – What dreams will you create for yourself today?

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 8, 2007

DREAM
picture by © cloud9999

We Each Have The Power Of Creative Visualization. What dreams will you create for yourself today?

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ALSO SEE:

Empowerment

Forgiveness

Kindness

Love

Music

Happiness

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Be The Angel In Someones Life Today — Give Them The Gift Of Kindness

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 6, 2007

Earth Angel.
picture found by © mirjam287

I came across this article today and I thought it would be something to share with all of you. These are great ideas on ways that you can spread random acts of kindness, and make a positive difference in someones life. Sometimes, the smallest kind gesture, can be what turns around someones day. Not only does your kindness resonate with the person you have been kind to, but the more you do this, the more you change your own personal energy, and in-turn bring more kindness and kind people into your own life. Try it for a week and see if you notice a difference. Be an angel in someones life today, and give them the gift of kindness.

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How Can We “Be The Change” In The World Of Global Warming? What changes can we make in our lives to help stop global warming?

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 5, 2007

The Goddess
by © Liana Brittain

Global Warming is such a huge problem, one that makes an ordinary person feel they may not be able to do anything to stop it. But, there are things we can do to help, I found a great web site that addresses this, and I wanted to share it with all of you. We all contribute in small ways to the greater good of the world, with every action that we take, even when we don’t realize it. Even small changes that we make, will have a ripple affect that can eventually become I huge wave across the world. So, why not start now? And make a difference for our grandchildren and great grandchildren, by making small changes in our lives now that could help reverse the effects of global warming in the future?

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What Is The Value Of You?

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 4, 2007

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We know what the value of our material possessions are. But, how much do we value ourselves? How much do we really know ourselves?

 

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Empowering Our Children By Empowering Ourselves

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 2, 2007

Women around the world
picture by © joansheartart

How We Can Empower Our Children By Empowering Ourselves — by Catherine Morgan

I wanted to write a post about children today, but I wasn’t sure how to start it. Then I remembered how about 12 years ago (shortly after I had my second child), I was driving to my job, and I heard a song on the radio that really resonated with me. The song was called “The Greatest Love Of All – by Whitney Houston”. At the time, it made me feel like I finally understood what my purpose was in life, and I felt empowered by it. I needed to become strong, and confident, and fearless. I needed to be empowered enough to step out of my comfort zone, and become the women I was meant to be. I needed to become the kind of person that I wanted my children to become. Let me share some of those thoughts with you now, and at the end of this post you can listen to the song and see if it doesn’t ring true for you as well.

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Another Deadly Tornado — See How You Can Help

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 1, 2007

Lizzie painting by © oldpp

 

I’m under another tornado Watch, and Alabama has just had a deadly tornado hit them. CLICK HERE TO SEE 68 PHOTOS — I thought I would put my post about donating to the Red Cross (or any organization that will help the tornado victims), up again for today. Many people have died today, more are still trapped, even more injured, and many homeless. They need our help and our prayers.

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