Making Music

Have you dreamed of making music for yourself?

Making MusicThe new year, 2021 is underway now and we all want it to be better than 2020, so here’s a way to make this year YOU.

And, you can do it for free!

Music Maker from Magix Software has a FREE version.

To make your music you just choose sounds from a huge collection of beats, tunes and vocals, combine the sounds and loops together in a drag & drop interface to make something that appeals to you!

Play a whole library of software instruments and add some of the professional effects. It’s FUN.

Click here to read more about it. To get the Free version, click on the “Purchase Here” button and then select “Music Maker” – that is the Free Version.

Tips for Reducing Stress this Holiday Season

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This time of year seems to be stressful for everyone. Whether you are celebrating, Christmas, Hanukah, or Ramadan, there are special meals, guests and Stress!

Here are some ways to manage.

1. Don’t overspend. Don’t use credit cards unless you can pay them off in January. If you do, you will spread December stress into the New Year. If you have already extended your credit, resolve not to do so next year. You can open a Christmas Club account at your bank and save whatever your credit card payment was each month so that you will have the money set aside for next year.

2. Don’t have unrealistic expectations. Something is sure to go wrong. Don’t let it ruin your celebration. It will only be ruined if you allow it to be.

3. Give to charity. If you can afford it, give money/and or gifts to reputable organizations such as Salvation Army, Angel tree, Toys for Tots, church food and/or toy drives, Red Cross, or local women’s shelter. If you can’t afford to give money or gifts, give time. Volunteer to sort and/or wrap donations, deliver packages to recipients, staff a selection/drop-off center, serve a meal to a shelter. Giving makes you feel good as well as benefitting the recipient.

4. Share. Invite someone who can’t be with family to share your celebration.

5. Exercise. One of the best stress busters around!!

6. Allow yourself to be sad that loved ones can’t be present, whether they have passed away or can’t make the trip. After allowing yourself some time to be sad, focus on the po

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sitive, like all the holidays you did get to share with them or the future holidays you expect to have. Take time to relax.

7. Delegate. Let other family members bring dishes, use pre-made food, and ask others to help with the set-up and/or clean up.

8. Be flexible. Compromise when necessary.

9. Don’t overindulge in alcohol. If you do, use a designated driver, call a cab, or don’t leave until you’ve sobered up.

Doing these things should help you have a safer, more pleasant holiday season. Enjoy!!

Black Friday Mega Bundle – Save 40%

This is one for readers who like to make their own videos.

I’ve  used this software for years (it was previously called Content Samurai) and it’s the best and fastest way I know to make videos from your copy. Simply choose a template, paste your text and the software will automatically find videos & images as background for your script. Of course everything is editable & you can use your own images and videos, really easy with a great result.

To celebrate Black Friday, Vidnami have slashed 40% OFF their game-changing video creation app…

PLUS they’re giving away all of their popular apps and resources in a bonus Black Friday Mega Bundle that saves you a massive $1960!

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Click here to grab your Mega Bundle now:
https://vidnami.com/c/trishfin-black-friday-mega-bundle

Here’s what you get…

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All up this Black Friday Mega Bundle saves you an incredible $1,960…and all you pay to get started today is just $29!

But you need to hurry, because this Black Friday Mega Bundle won’t last long…

The doors shut at midnight this Friday November 27th PST.

So click the link below to grab your Vidnami Black Friday Mega Bundle now while you still can:

https://vidnami.com/c/trishfin-black-friday-mega-bundle

Talk soon,
Trish

Fast Video Creator

I really enjoy learning and playing with new software and Fast Video Creator is looking really good, posting here a meaningful quote that inspires & encourages me.

Creative Challenge for You

Still stuck at home? Feeling Creative? Here’s a challenge for you.

Lito Leaf Art, the japanese artist that carves tree leaves to create magnificent scene

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from grocery stores inhabited by animals, to a rhinoceros washing the teeth of its calf, japanese artist lito leaf art carves the most amusing sceneries on tree leaves. using a very precise cut-out technique, a closer inspection of each piece reveals surprising details that create dreamy narratives.

See more here: Lito Leaf Art

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Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers worldwide!

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Tomorrow is Mother’s Day here in Australia & in many other parts of the world, though sometimes it has other names, such as Mothering Sunday (US).

More countries around the world celebrate Mother’s Day on the 2nd Sunday in May than any other day, many in March on the same days as International Women’s Day, but others have their own dates. Norway’s is on the 2nd Sunday in February,  many Middle Eastern countries use 21st March (the spring equinox) and others celebrate the day on the last Sunday of May or  for some, including France, the first Sunday of June if the last Sunday of May s Pentecost. ater in the year there are other dates for single countries, for example, the last Sunday of November for Russia.

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Some history of Mother’s Day

The modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. St Andrew’s Methodist Church now holds the International Mother’s Day Shrine. Her campaign to make Mother’s Day a recognized holiday in the United States began in 1905, the year her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, died. Ann Jarvis had been a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War, and created Mother’s Day Work Clubs to address public health issues. Anna Jarvis wanted to honor her mother by continuing the work she started and to set aside a day to honor all mothers because she believed a mother is “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world”.

Hobbies for Seniors and Retirees on a Budget

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I was recently made aware of a great article for Seniors with time on their hands & perhaps looking for new ideas of things to do to  make their lives more rewarding.

Baby boomers are reaching retirement and anxious to get started living. Taking on a new hobby will fill the void of no longer working and break up the repetition of everyday life.

There are a number of benefits to taking up a new hobby in your golden years. Traveling can provide a new perspective on life, volunteering can help build your social network and writing can keep your favorite memories intact. In fact, The National Institute on Aging reported that the benefits of seniors maintaining active lifestyles include a longer life span, improved thinking abilities and help coping with loss.

Some of the topics covered are Low-Cost Hobbies:

  • for Seniors with Mobility Limitations
  • for Seniors Looking to Stay Social
  • for Seniors with Dementia
  • to Improve Brain Health

Click the image below to see the full article:

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World Book Day

Everyone who knows me knows I love to read, either a traditional book or eBooks, so today is a special day for me. What would my like have been like without books? I dread to think, totally different in so many ways

Today is World Book Day so books are in! Reading a books is one of the best things to do in isolation – read a good book today! You can even read with social distancing

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Winter Home Insulation Guide for the Elderly

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When winter rolls around it brings inevitable illnesses such as coughs and colds. However, for many people and especially the elderly, winter can cause a number of more serious health complaints.

Among others, serious medical problems during the colder months can include heart attacks, strokes, breathing problems and hyperthermia. For those over 75 or with pre-existing medical issues, winter can be a fatal time of the year.

Here is a good resource for UK seniors still living in their own homes – Winter Home Insulation Guide for the Elderly

The guide offers lots of helpful information such as:

  • Practical tips and advice to help the elderly prepare for winter and stay healthy and warm during cold weather.
  • A guide to improving the warmth and energy efficiency of seniors’ homes, including tips and FAQs on wall, loft, and roof insulation.
  • Information about energy grants, winter assistance programs, and other cold-weather benefits that the elderly are eligible for.
  • Other useful tips such as how to save money on energy bills and links to other useful tools and winter resources.

You can check it out here, to learn more about it.