Reaction to Life’s Lessons

I came across a saying I liked recently, so made a short animation about it for my FaceBook page.

What do you think?

One of life’s lessons is that our reaction to a situation will often determine our path from that situation. So when we feel badly about any experience, it’s helpful to reflect on the process or situation we’ve been though and look for any useful insights that can help us move forward in some way. Self-reflection is a useful tool to help us grow & develop.

 

Adjustable Beds Buyers Guide Link

Page Update

http://trishfindlay.com/resources-to-help-seniors/ has been updated to include:

Looking for an adjustable bed? Best Adjustable Beds Brands Buyers Guide

Report compiled by US Consumer Affairs Research Team & gives good information on types of beds, suitability, surfaces, features of motors, controls, warranty and aesthetics to help you not be taken advantage of during your search. This is followed by reviews of many brands of beds.

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/furniture/adjustable-beds/#guide-features

Resources for Seniors Update

Elderly Prescription Drug Abuse

DrugsWhen it comes to drug abuse, elderly adults are more prone to addiction than other age groups. Seniors use prescription drugs for all sorts of ailments, from chronic pain to insomnia.

According to the NCADD, those 65 years of age and older consume nearly 40 percent of all medications prescribed in the country. And in contrast to other age groups, the elderly are more likely to take an increasing number of prescription drugs at any given time.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) estimates that about 3 in 10 people between the ages of 57 and 85 use at least five prescription drugs. Additionally, about 25 percent of seniors take highly addictive psychoactive medications for longer periods of time than any other age group.

All of these statistics add up to seniors being much more likely than any other age group to experience prescription drug addiction.

Read more at: www.therecoveryvillage.com/resources/elderly-resources/

Resources for Seniors page updated – Resources-to-help-seniors

Laughingbird Software

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The Creator Bundle

This is a huge bundle package!

  • It’s a logo maker
  • a business card creator
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800 Google fonts and the ability to use ANIMATED backgrounds

 

 

Testing CanvaKala Plugin

Canvakala is a new plugin that is getting rave reviews


The recently released plugin (special launch price $17) aims to give word-press users a replacement for the inadequate image handling that is built-in. Some people claimed it had the power of photoshop while being a lot easier to use, so I thought that I would try out.

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Here’s the link if you want to check it out (this is a direct link not one that would earn me a commission)

Claims:

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Find Royalty-free Images 

Easily Find images from sites like pixabay, flickr, openclipart & instagram, ALL from your WP dashboard!
YES, it did that but you have to have active accounts at Flickr & Pixabay first, so be prepared to upload some photos there first if you don’t have active accounts there already (at Pixabay at least)

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Manage & Edit Images EASILY 

Once you’ve picked an image you can resize/crop to any size you want or to built-in size suggestion like for FB ads, cover etc.

Yes, this feature is excellent
 

Choose from 20 Automatic Special Effects also apply Instagram like filters to your image


Make your image UNIQUES and STANDOUT with some WOW effects!  – 

 

Lots of effects but of limited use in my opinion

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Insert Your Image Easily To Your Blog Post or Download it for other purposes!

After you finish designing or editing your image you can easily use it for whatever you want!

Yes, that can be done easily too.

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Adds a Full Photoshop like Editor to your site –

Well, it does add some features found in photoshop but the plugin is not designed to replace photoshop any more that a Mini would replace a Rolls, but they both will get you from one place to another in their own way.
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Some of the features advertised are only available in the Pro version (OTO1 – $27 at time of launch)> If you have a lot of WordPress sites, want to have more choice that people who only bought the regular edition or if price is not an issue for you, then the pro edition gives you a heap more choices.

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I’ve only tried it on two sites so far – but does the editor does not open to search for images on the other site. I’ll be sending a support ticket to see if there are any known incompatibilities with other plugins or themes.

Would I recommend it? Yes if your time is more valuable than the cost. It certainly made the finding & posting of the image above very easy, but I have many sources for graphics asn other good programs to edit them, so did not buy the upgrade (was very tempted though – I am one of those impulse buyers sellers love!)

 

Best wishes
Trish

 

Free Gift – 20 Full HD Video Backgrounds

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I have a special free gift for you today, 20 professional full HD background videos and you can grab them here…

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=>http://trishf.com/recommends/freeHDvideobackgrounds/
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These background videos are perfect for giving your videos that extra kick they need to stand out from the crowd –  -..
Oh yeah they are in full 1080p HD too, I hope you’ll enjoy them. Here’s the link again: ..

http://trishf.com/recommends/freeHDvideobackgrounds/
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To your success,
Trish Findlay
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How to Use Getty Images For Free

Licensing fees for Getty Images are typically expensive, but now you can embed pictures from Getty for free on your website. The images carry no watermark, there are no view limits and you are free to use any number of images. It works something like YouTube, in that you can embed an image from their site using just a line of code. In the future the images may carry advertising, but for now they don’t, so enjoy!

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