A Smile A Day

Friday, 1 October is World Smile Day 2021 so just to get you ready, here is a catchy Smile video. Science has shown that the mere act of smiling can lift your mood, lower stress, boost your immune system and possibly even prolong your life, so why not smile every day, as often as you like!

A smile a day keeps the Doctor away? Who needs apples?

 

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Text Effects in The Graphics Creator

Just to add a bit of color to my life quickly am playing around with the Text Effects Templates

I first used this software from Laughingbird Software way back in 1915 when it was called The Logo Creator. Since then it has grown and grown, with a wide variety of templates available to help you make your own creations very quickly. I use it nearly every day in my business, for social media posts and to add interest to my personal emails & messages.

With the desktop version you buy template packs and the software is included with the purchase. You have these forever with no extra payment. There are many different packs and I’ve added more and more over the years.

However, if you want access to ALL the templates, the online version with annual or monthly subscription is a great way to create your own graphics simply and easily.

Click this link to have a look for yourself.

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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.

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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

Leaf Art

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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Coloured Rainbows

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”.

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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.

 

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Mesothelioma.net

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This organization is a leading source of free information and resources for mesothelioma victims and their families. They cover many topics such as: treatment options, symptoms, doctors, research, and how to find financial assistance.

Mesothelioma.net has a plethora of free resources and information for those suffering from mesothelioma cancer and other asbestos diseases. Some of the topics they cover are treatment options, financial assistance, and help for families of asbestos victims. The site is “Health On the Net” certified as a trustworthy source of medical information (see bottom right of our site for HONcode badge) and is periodically reviewed by medical professionals.

They are very well in touch with supportive care units, surrounding hospitals, treatment centers, therapy centers, and so on. So our network is pretty widespread and advantageous. They are able to swiftly refer victims to treatment facilities. Not to mention they even give back to the cancer community by sponsoring the American Cancer Society, American Lung Association, Make a Wish Foundation, MD Anderson Hospital and more.

For information about mesothelioma treatment, visit this page: https://mesothelioma.net/treatment-for-mesothelioma/

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