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|Posted on March 5, 2014 at 2:15 PM||comments (0)|
Welcome to the Art of "Small Talk" skills 101
Did you pass your ESL exam with flying colors but need and want more practice with situational American Conversation that includes introductions, interviews,
shopping, using the Phone, taking Metro, ordering at Restaurants from Menus or maybe you just want to get better at Small Talk !
The Goal is to help you improve not only your "Small Talk Skills" but gain confidence that can be applied to any city you might find yourself in...
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|Posted on February 13, 2014 at 10:40 AM||comments (0)|
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6 tips for putting words to music
I am not a songwriter but I love to read definitely hear the spoken word.
My interest is in the art of movement, specifically dance, but great words put on paper in innovative patterns can soothe invigorate irritate and make you move and feel good.
They also say, Music is said to soothe the savage beast least we talk about our souls
… So, since
we all love to love …
1) Make it personal because reading someone’s experience with love at first sight, first love, lust , a long term love or a one night stand brings a sense of connection folks sometimes look for and set to music can only enhance a good lyric ..right
2) Be yourself because as an avid reader and lover of music I do go out of my way to learn the lyrics to a song I like love and feel the performer is genuine in their delivery and not trying to be something else, can actually be heard seen felt through the spoken word
3) The kind of music that makes an impression on me also provides imagery a vision of something the song is about; even if it is abstract, the image is sort of like a coffee table object. Always up for interpretation depending on who is listening reading or learning the lyrics … of course, when it comes to love … when someone is singing to you … take the time to listen; I heard that once and then again you may have heard the song but weren’t feeling the notes
The thing or thang that gets me onto the dance floor …
4) Rhymes Reason and Rhythm because who doesn’t like the art of movement …and more often than not that is what kind of music makes great artist move up into the stratosphere … in my opinion. I dance because I have to and anything that has a great hook a great bass or syncopation definitely will get played more than once in my house. The rhythm of life
5) Always assume a video of your creation is a possibility so … be that visionary
Always believe you were born to make music (:
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All opinions are my own."
|Posted on January 22, 2014 at 10:10 AM||comments (0)|
6 Scents for a Serene Scene
Expert: Jolene Hart, CHC, AADP
Essential oils may be ancient remedies, but they can have value in our modern lives, offering therapeutic benefits to the body and mind.
While many perfumes and commercial air fresheners contain ingredients that can be toxic, essential oils add fragrance that can lift your spirits without compromising your health. These concentrated, active compounds are often extracted from the seeds, bark, flowers, leaves or roots of plants. Here are six occasions where essential oils can boost your mood, relax your mind and awaken your senses.
The scene: Running errands
The oil: Peppermint
Grocery run, dry cleaning, pet store — the next time you find yourself with a long to-do list, rouse yourself from a sluggish state with peppermint, a potent energy-booster.
How to use it: Dab a few drops on pulse points for a pick-me-up. Or try this as a DIY auto air freshener. Cover a small piece of cardboard with fabric, sprinkle on a few drops of oil (try peppermint and vanilla for a sweeter, milder blend) and tuck it into your car console. Refresh with more oil whenever you need an energy boost.
The scene: At home for the holidays
The oils: Pine, cinnamon, juniper
Create a warm holiday feel with essential oils — and without synthetic scents — using traditional winter aromas such as pine, cinnamon and juniper.
How to use it: Sprinkle a few drops of oil onto a cooled light bulb. When you turn it on, you’ll notice the mood transformation as the air becomes fragrant.
The scene: A sick day
The oil: Thieves (a blend of clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary)
Could an essential oil help clear the air when you’re down for the count with a cold or the flu? Medieval lore has it that this oil blend kept a band of thieves free from illness while robbing victims who had succumbed to the Black Plague. So imagine what it could do for you during cold season! With its decongestant and antimicrobial properties, it may even stop germs in their tracks.
How to use it: Sprinkle Thieves oil on a clean tissue and leave it at your bedside to diffuse into the air. As needed, inhale the oil from the tissue to clear your nasal passages.
The scene: Dark winter evenings
The oils: Lemon, sweet orange, jasmine
When you’re in need of a pick-me-up on dark winter nights, citrus oils and florals can lift your mood. Try lemon and sweet orange (undiluted, these oils can irritate skin, so don’t apply them directly) or jasmine.
How to use it: In the bath. Dilute a few drops of oil into a teaspoon of a carrier oil — almond oil or jojoba oil are good choices — and pour into your bathwater. Or add a few drops of oil to a baking soda and Epsom salt mixture to make homemade bath salts.
The scene: Frazzled with the family
The oils: Sandalwood, cedarwood
When it comes to calming oils, there’s more than just lavender. Look to the woods — sandalwood and cedarwood — for instant soothing that will lower your stress level.
How to use it: As a face mist. Mix a few drops of oil into a small spray bottle filled with distilled water. Shake and spray over your skin, hair, sheets — anywhere you need a dose of calm.
The scene: At the office
The oil: Rosemary
You know those moments when your brain needs some revving but you want to steer clear of caffeine jitters? Recent studies show that rosemary essential oil can boost your alertness and cognitive function without that wired side effect. Rosemary for remembrance? Seems Shakespeare was well-versed in the power of aromatherapy.
How to use it: On a diffuser. A simple terra cotta ornament or pot at your desk becomes an essential oil diffuser when you shake on a few drops of oil and let them evaporate into the air around you.
Photo credit: Shutterstock
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|Posted on January 22, 2014 at 9:45 AM||comments (0)|
Design Lampshades for Solar Lanterns to Help People in Need
Panasonic’s Cut Out the Darkness project, visitors to the company’s
website can design lampshades for solar lanterns that will be donated to
regions without electricity. Photo: Panasonic
Want to light up the life of someone who needs it? Now you can. Panasonic’s Cut Out the Darkness project allows visitors to the company’s website to design lampshades that could be sent along with solar lanterns to those who live in areas without access to electricity.
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|Posted on November 20, 2013 at 5:50 PM||comments (0)|
"So here I stand before you preaching organic architecture: declaring organic architecture to be the modern ideal…" - Frank Lloyd Wright
|Posted on November 13, 2013 at 5:25 PM||comments (0)|
Have you been getting digital ads for Thanksgiving and Christmas? I have and while I do love and buy products from certain sites, others are annoying offensive and you have to wonder how the FDA gave them the greenlight. Anyway, the ads in both print and digital have been focusing on women's looks ... how awful or our sagging skin or wrinkles ... lest we talk about those aging spots oh and don't stop there why not just lighten brighten and whiten your skin to make yourself look younger. Say what? I have admitted to having had a tough time with my skin when I was in my 20's. I did not have acne in high school but moving to the city and indulging in food I had no idea existed ... probably full of Tran’s fat and the environment forced me into doing time under the lights. I had allergy issues eczema and so on but the dermatologist was fantabulous. I did what I was told which is the most important thing during those years so my skin recovered, but the issues of wrinkles, lines and saggy parts of the face actually seem to be less when you go to sleep at a reasonable and consistent hour and tbh water has and will always be our body's savior ... I do not have wrinkles and the lines are fine right now but when I look at those commercials, I want to scream and get preventive wrinkle/anti-aging cream. Actually, i decided to product test a few anti-aging wrinkle reducers so ...stay tuned. If you just test my advice for a month you will see a big difference; by going to sleep earlier than usual, drink 2liters of water, and eat right you will def see positive changes. I love coffee tea and prefer water mixed unless it's seriously hot or cold then I will drink what i call "naked water" ... they say try to drink half your body weight though getting advice from your friendly doc or nurse is a better suggestion. I try to drink 2liters of liquids a day.... I do drink naked hot water