Noted Trauma Expert Joins Promises Austin Treatment Center


Austin, TX (PRWEB) August 26, 2014

Promises Austin addiction treatment center is proud to welcome licensed psychologist Stevie Stanford, PhD, as Clinical Director. In this role, she will help expand the centers dedicated trauma treatment program.

Stanford earned her doctorate in counseling psychology and masters degree in community counseling from Northern Arizona University. While working on her doctorate, Stanford developed a measurement tool called the EDAM (Eating Disorder Assessment for Men) to help measure eating disorders, muscle dysmorphia and body image issues in men.

She has worked in community mental health, working with individuals, couples and families, doing both psychotherapy and psychological testing. She specializes in trauma, family therapy and working with the LGBTQ population. She also has experience working with court-mandated adults with substance abuse, adolescents with emotional and learning disabilities, and individuals with serious mental illness.

Stanford has an extensive background in trauma resolution, particularly with eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Drawing from this knowledge, Stanford will expand the trauma program at Promises Austin.

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Stevie Stanford to the Promises Austin team, said Ilana Zivkovich, Executive Director at Promises Austin. With her years of experience in EMDR and focusing in on the impact of trauma, we know she will round out the services already being provided and enable the team to best meet the needs of all the clients we serve.

In addition to her extensive experience as a trauma specialist and EMDR practitioner, Stanford brings a wealth of knowledge as a certified Clinical Supervisor in a dual diagnosis residential treatment setting. Having worked as a Clinical Director in residential programs, her strengths also lie in clinical enrichment, program management and curriculum development and she will bring this experience to the role of Clinical Director at Promises Austin.

I truly believe that trauma is an underlying factor in most substance abuse issues, Stanford said. These issues can be from a dysfunctional family system, childhood trauma, unresolved grief, abuse, combat-related trauma or a single-incident trauma such as a car accident or witnessing a traumatic incident. In order to move into a healthy life of recovery, it is essential to resolve trauma wounds from our past and to develop trauma resiliency.

As Stanford takes on the role of Clinical Director, Ilana Zivkovich, who has overseen the clinical and programmatic enhancements of the facility in recent years, moves into the role of Executive Director. Zivkovich is a licensed clinical social worker, licensed chemical dependency counselor, and a Certified Daring Way Facilitator. Her passion, experience and dedication have been integral to the success of the program and the clients and families it serves.

About Promises Treatment Centers

Promises Treatment Centers in Malibu, CA, West Los Angeles, CA, and Austin, TX are among the nations premier addiction treatment centers. Led by some of the countrys leading addiction specialists, Promises has built an international reputation for innovative addiction treatment and exceptional service. Whether an individual requires detox, residential drug rehab, outpatient treatment, extended care or a sober living environment, Promises has been a drug rehabilitation center of choice for more than 25 years. For more information about Promises Treatment Centers, call (866) 285-9441 or visit http://www.promises.com.

Promises Treatment Centers is part of Elements Behavioral Health, a family of behavioral health care programs that also includes The Ranch, The Sexual Recovery Institute, The Recovery Place, Right Step, Journey Healing Center, the Sundance Center, Lucida Treatment Center and Clarity Way. Elements offers comprehensive, innovative treatment for substance abuse, sexual addiction, trauma, eating disorders, and other mental health disorders. We are committed to delivering clinically sophisticated treatment that promotes permanent lifestyle change, not only for the patient but for the entire family system. For more information about Elements Behavioral Health, visit http://www.elementsbehavioralhealth.com.







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BPH Treatment that Terminates Prostate Enlargement Is Currently Being Assessed by Urologists as Alternative to Medications and Surgeries, Highlights Fine Treatment


London, GB (PRWEB) August 04, 2013

Prostate problems are a major health concern for men nowadays, therefore, Hraparak newspaper has published an interview with a leading Armenian urologist Professor Ivan Aghajanyan discussing Dr. Allens innovative treatment. The unique feature of Dr. Allens Device to reverse prostate enlargement gradually and to provide effective chronic prostatitis therapy up-to full recovery makes this treatment a successful alternative to medications and prostate removal procedures, Fine Treatment reveals.

According to the article, Professor I. Aghajanyan discusses natural treatment with Dr. Allens Devices appropriate for urological and other diseases, published in Hraparak newspaper on July 30, 2013, nowadays, the number of people wishing to be treated without medications and surgical interventions whenever possible is on the rise around the world.

As a urologist, I firmly believe that if a patient experiences prostate problems, he needs to undergo a thorough medical examination. In case of no malignant process or another disorder, the use of Dr. Allens Device may well be appropriate, quotes Professor Aghajanyan.

At present several of our patients are already receiving treatment with Dr. Allens Devices. I should note Im using it myself. We have already received early-stage positive feedback, and can say that these devices have a therapeutic effect. So when the diagnosis is known, people can use the device by themselves, he adds.

Medications and prostate removal procedures can break a normal life. For instance, Patients share their experiences on Mens-Health forum on Retrograde Ejaculation after Prostate Surgery, thus the message posted on December 2011 states: I was misled by my doctor in 2009. Expected one thing and was incontinent 2 years. No warning from the doctor. No preparation. Impotency at times followed a few months after the surgery. No more ejaculation.

Contrary to drugs and surgeries, Dr. Allens Devices start to work on the affected organ without delay. Please watch a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5xidswhxJM, where a man with a hugely enlarged prostate, weighting about 130 grams, has shrunk it to 30 grams by wearing Dr. Allens Device.

The users of Dr. Allens Devices confirm the unique efficacy of Thermobalancing therapy, notes Dr. Simon Allen. Dr. Allens therapeutic device can be used to treat chronic prostatitis and BPH as it eases pain and other symptoms naturally, helping people enjoy their life again.

For details, please visit Fine Treatment at http://finetreatment.com/bph-treatment-prostate-enlargement.

About Dr. Simon Allen and Fine Treatment:

Dr. Simon Allen, MD, PhD is a highly experienced medical professional. His specialty is in the internal medicine. He has treated a wide range of chronic diseases, including patients after a heart attack, with kidneys problems, including kidney stones disease, prostate and spine conditions, as well as metabolic disorders. Fine Treatment exclusively offers Dr Allens devices for chronic prostatitis and BPH treatment, coronary heart disease, dissolving kidney stones, as well as back pain and sciatica relief.







BPH Treatment, Back Pain Relief, Dissolving Kidney Stones Can Be Achieved by Wearing Dr. Allens Devices Without Shots, Shock Waves and Surgery, States Fine Treatment


London, GB (PRWEB) August 05, 2013

Common chronic health conditions, such as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and chronic prostatitis, sciatica and lower back pain, kidney stones and coronary heart disease, can now be treated with Thermobalancing therapy effectively and naturally. It is very important as conventional treatment options can produce serious side effects, such as high blood pressure and diabetes after ESWL, bone fracture after steroid shots, and impotence after prostate removal procedures, Fine Treatment reveals.

Dr. Simon Allen has created The Origin of Diseases Theory based on his profound medical experience. He concludes that chronic diseases are caused by the development of the capillary net, which grows so actively that becomes a separate tissue impeding arterial blood flow. So the foundation of chronic diseases, in his view, is the chronic impairment of blood circulation due to excess development of the capillary net, says urologist Professor Ivan G. Aghajanyan, Chief of Urology Department at the Mikaelian Institute of Surgery, who is conducting clinical research on the efficacy of Dr. Allens Devices, July 30, 2013. Therefore, the treatment with Dr. Allens Devices is directed at the improvement of blood circulation in the affected organs, he adds.

According to the recent article, Steroid Shots Arent Best of Back Pain Treatments, by Dr. David Lipschitz, in the Spectrum Online, of July 30, 2013, a study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery showed that every steroid injection increased the risk of a fracture in that area by 21%.

ESWL can have not only temporary side effects, such as pain, abdominal bruising and bleeding, but also certain long-term health problems, such as high blood pressure and diabetes.

Regarding the side effects of prostate surgeries, please read comments at Mens-Health Forum on Retrograde Ejaculation after Prostate Surgery. For instance, a message posted in October 2011 states, I’m 44 male, 8 months ago I had Holap operation for BPH and still now I’m living a nightmare. Do not touch your prostate. The annoying symptoms you have now are nothing compared to what you have after surgery.

Contrary to drugs and surgeries, Dr. Allens Devices start to work on the affected organ without delay. Thermobalancing therapy enabled by these devices treats disorders at the capillary level. Capillaries are the same everywhere in the body. So Dr. Allen’s Devices work on very different disorders equally effectively. Please watch a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5xidswhxJM, and more user feedback is available on the Medical Evidence page on the Fine Treatment website.

It is a sad fact that BPH surgeries, ESWL and steroid shots can lead to serious complications, notes Dr. Allen. So an effective and harmless therapy that can replace these procedures is really good news to sufferers. Dr. Allens therapeutic devices can be used for one or multiple health disorders, ultimately reducing inflammation and swellings in the affected organs, helping people enjoy their life again.

For details, please visit Fine Treatment at http://finetreatment.com/bph-treatment-prostate-enlargement.

About Dr. Simon Allen and Fine Treatment:

Dr. Simon Allen is a highly experienced medical professional. His specialty is in the internal medicine. He has treated a wide range of chronic diseases, including patients after a heart attack, with kidneys problems, including kidney stones disease, prostate and spine conditions, as well as metabolic disorders. Fine Treatment exclusively offers Dr Allens devices for chronic prostatitis and BPH treatment, coronary heart disease, dissolving kidney stones, as well as back pain and sciatica relief.







Testosterone Replacement Therapy Discussed by Personal Injury Lawyer


New York, New York (PRWEB) August 27, 2014

Pharmaceutical product liability lawyer Michael Blom of the national personal injury and wrongful death law firm Levy Konigsberg LLP, with offices in New York, New Jersey, and Georgia, explains legal rights of men who may have suffered a cardiovascular event as a result of taking Testosterone.

According to the article posted on the firms website, Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group. It is secreted primarily by the testes of males and also small amounts by the adrenal glands. Testosterone is responsible for the development of the testes and prostate, as well as promotion of male sexual characteristics such as increased muscle, bone mass, and growth of body hair.

Attorney Blom, who has also posted a video on the subject, explains that symptoms of a testosterone deficiency may include decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction, depressed mood, fatigue and loss of energy, and difficulty with memory and concentration. Men may experience a decrease in muscle mass and body hair, and increased body fat. A testosterone deficiency is confirmed with blood work. Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) is used to treat hypogonadism, where there is a deficiency or absence of endogenous testosterone (produced within the body). The testes may not be producing enough testosterone or the hypothalamus and pituitary glands in the brain may not be secreting enough hormones to signal the testes to make testosterone. Prescription testosterone includes patches, topical gels, underarm topical solutions, pellets, and intramuscular injections.

Two recent scientific studies and other medical literature indicate a possible link between the use of testosterone and an increased risk of cardiac death, myocardial infarction, or MI (heart attack), and stroke (1), (2). Injuries may also include pulmonary embolism, or PE (blood clot in artery of the lungs), deep vein thrombosis, or DVT (blood clot in a deep vein, usually the legs), venous thromboembolism (blood clots in the veins, including DVT and PE), central venous thrombosis (blood clot that forms in the brain), retinal venous occlusion (blood clot in the retinal eye vein), and others.

In January, the FDA issued a drug safety communication regarding testosterone products and an increased risk of cardiovascular events, and will communicate the final conclusions and recommendations when the evaluation is complete (3).

In June, the FDA announced they will require manufacturers to include a more general warning about the risk of blood clots in the veins (4). The risk of venous blood clots are already included in the labeling as a possible consequence of polycythemia, an abnormal increase in red blood cells that sometimes occurs with TRT. But, there have been post market reports of venous blood clots unrelated to polycythemia. The new change is to ensure the risk is described consistently in the labeling of all testosterone products. This new warning is not related to the FDAs ongoing evaluation of the possible risk of stroke, heart attack, and death.

The pharmaceutical product liability team at Levy Konigsberg LLP has established a 24/7 hotline for men who suffered a cardiovascular event while they were taking prescription TRT. They can reach the firm toll-free number at (800) 988-8005 or visit the firms website at http://www.levylaw.com to request a free case evaluation.

(1) The Public Library of Science, Jan. 29, 2014:

http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0085805

(2) The JAMA Network, Nov. 6, 2013: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1764051#Abstract

(3) FDA, Jan. 31, 2014:

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm384225.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

(4) FDA, June 19, 2014: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm401746.htm







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Acupuncture Therapy Now Available at 101 Family Medical Group


Canoga Park, CA (PRWEB) August 06, 2013

101 Family Medical Group is excited to announce the addition of acupuncture therapy to their existing menu of services. To celebrate, the San Fernando Valley medical specialists are offering a limited-time special on acupuncture service. For limited time acupuncture services normally costing $ 60-100 are being offered for $ 50 per session.

The practice of acupuncture, according to California Business and Professions Code, is to perform or prescribe the use of acupuncture, oriental massage, acupressure, breathing techniques, exercise, or nutrition, including the incorporation of drugless substances and herbs as dietary supplement to promote health. The other techniques and modalities include the use of electro acupuncture, cupping, and moxibustion.

The two licensed acupuncturists, Dr. Farideh Taghdiri, PhD., and Dr. Mitra Goosheh, PhD., specialize in the following treatments: pain management (any kind), esoteric acupuncture (Gateway to Expanded Healling), allergies/asthma, arthritis/joint problem, constipation/diarrhea, colds/influenza, cough/bronchitis, dizziness, drug/alcohol/smoking addiction, gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes, headache/migraine, heart problem/palpitations, high blood pressure, immune system deficiency, musculoskeletal injuries, paralysis/numbness, sciatica, dermatological restoration and anti-aging, facial rejuvenation, emotional distress, neurological disorders, bells palsy, womens health: menopause, PMS, infertility, mens health: impotence, weight loss, childrens health: A-Z and oncology support.

We are thrilled to offer our patients the best in modern and traditional Chinese medicine, said Dr. Aazami of 101 Family Medical Group. This service is a great compliment to the personalized services we offer.

According to the experts at 101 Family Medical Group, acupuncture is an important part of traditional Chinese medicine, a holistic healthcare system that focuses on both preventive and curative care. The use of acupuncture has become more popular in the West as scientific studies have continued to affirm its helpfulness, particularly for the relief of pain. It has been used as a treatment by the U.S. military and is even covered by some private insurance plans, although not by Medicare. The California Legislature recently recommended acupuncture as one of the therapies to be covered by all health insurance plans in the state, beginning in 2014.

Studies have also shown acupuncture to be helpful in treating conditions other than pain, such as easing addiction-related cravings and even causing improvement in patients suffering from psychological or mood disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder.

According to Dr. Taghdiri, Evidence supports the possibility that acupuncture could help thousands suffering from chronic low back pain and sciatica. Safe, effective, and pleasant to experience, acupuncture may be the hidden gem to help you or a loved one discover relief from a chronically-aching low back.

To learn more about acupuncture or to schedule an acupuncture session call us at: 818-3129101 or visit http://www.101FamilyMed.com


About 101 Family Medical Group:

For many years, 101 Family Medical Group has been providing physical therapy, workplace injury treatment, medical weight loss, physical exams for immigration, immunizations, and family primary care in the San Fernando Valley area. The company is known for uniquely meeting the special needs of patients through personalized health plans, and for cultivating a high percentage of referrals and repeat business. To discover what 101 Family Medical Group can do for you, visit http://www.101FamilyMed.com







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Bel Marra Health Reports on Recent Research Revealing Oysters Aphrodisiac Properties


Toronto, ON (PRWEB) August 07, 2013

Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, reports on a recent study proving that oysters are in fact a natural aphrodisiac.

As Bel Marra Health reports in its article, (http://www.belmarrahealth.com/general-health-2/pump-up-your-sex-life-with-this-natural-scientifically-proven-aphrodisiac/) for those looking to enhance sexual health, eating raw oysters may give the boost that they have been looking for. It has long been thought that raw oysters hold some type of aphrodisiac quality and research conducted in 2005 by American and Italian researchers found that raw oysters are actually true aphrodisiacs. Adding them to ones diet may not be a bad idea for those looking to perk up their libido.

The researchers analyzed bivalve molluscs, a group of raw shellfish that includes oysters as well as mussels and clams that were purchased from fish markets near their laboratory in Naples. A process known as high-performance liquid chromatography was used to identify the type and quantity of amino acids that were present in the shellfish. Two particular amino acids were found: D-aspartic acid and N-methyl-D-aspartate. These two amino acids are found in higher levels during the spring time, when shellfish are breeding. Previous experiments have shown that these two amino acids trigger a chain reaction, resulting in the release of testosterone in males and progesterone in female rats when they are injected. The researchers believe that the same will hold true in the human population. Because this group of shellfish has an abundant source of these two amino acids, they will trigger a release of sex hormones, thereby enhancing sexual health. The researchers stress that in order to experience the sexual health benefits of oysters, they must be eaten raw since cooking the oysters reduces the amount of the amino acids that are responsible for improved sexual health.

While the research in 2005 found that the amino acids present in raw oysters can lead to improved sexual health, others claim that it is the high zinc content found in raw oysters that is responsible for an improved libido. Zinc is a vital mineral for sexual health in men and severe zinc deficiencies can even lead to impotence.

While the thought of consuming raw oysters to improve sexual health may seem appealing, it is important to be very cautious for those who suffer from certain medical conditions. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), individuals suffering from diabetes, liver disease, hemochromatosis, cancer, stomach disorders or any condition that weakens the immune system are at an increased risk of serious illness if they eat oysters that are contaminated with V.vulnificus. Symptoms of infection with this bacterium can show up within 24-48 hours after consumption and can include: fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, shock, and skin lesions. There is a 50 percent mortality rate from infection with V.vulnificus in people suffering from the above mentioned diseases. It is therefore important that if you are in a high risk category, you consider alternatives to raw oysters. However, for those who do not have the above mentioned health diseases or disorders, there isnt a significant risk of severe infection.

While raw oysters may not look appealing and may not have an appealing texture, it is a common belief amongst individuals that they do in fact enhance sexual health. Whether it is D-aspartic acid, N-methyl-D-aspartate, or zinc, a combination of these substances and a mere suggestion of an improved sex life will likely have a slight improvement in libido when consuming raw oysters. To make the next meal with a loved one more romantic (which may help to further enhance the mood), consider eating by candlelight and sipping on some champagne for optimal sexual health.

(Source: Lusher, Adam. “Raw Oysters Really Are Aphrodisiacs Say Scientists (and Now Is the Time to Eat Them).” The Telegraph. N.p., 30 Mar. 2005.)

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

I just want you to know...

Name: Megan
Location: Utah, USA

OH such a bitter sweet moment for me. So much to say.....I just want you to know that I've loved every photo, picture, email, reader and comment. I just want you to know that YOU are of value. YOU make a difference. YOU are needed...
I've loved connecting through a photo with so many of you from all over the world. It's meant the "WORLD" to me! If I could personally hug, shake hands, walk in your shoes or look into the faces of each woman all over the world who has shared over the years this project has run, I WOULD! 
I just want you to know....I say THANK YOU!

Friday, April 12, 2013

I just want you to know

                                                            Name: Alisha Malandrini
                                                          Location: Bairnsdale, Australia
I just want you to know that i have really enjoyed being apart of the Iam blog team.
Every single person on the Iam team, including Megan (BrassyApple) seems to be lovely, and i thankyou for the opportunity you have given me. I wish everyone a happy and wonderful future.
Love Alisha x

Thursday, April 11, 2013

What I Should Have Said

Name: Annette
Location: Kuwait
 
I don't really believe that having regrets is helpful. I'm more of a peacemaker than a pot-stirrer. I only regret not addressing the issue when it could have been dealth with. The impact of not speaking up has impacted relationships and will probably continue to do so.
Best of luck, it's been lots of fun. I've loved having an opportunity to share my photos and thoughts. -AJHT

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

I Just Want You to Know...




NAME: TRINITY 
LOCATION:  MS COAST

I just want you to know......that it's been my absolute pleasure getting to know you all over the last eight months.  I consider myself very fortunate to have been selected for this journey!

I just want you to know....that I'll still be blogging over at the Ramsay Grace Blog, and would <3 for you to stop by!

I just want you to know....{what I want all women, all over the world to know}...that you are Beautiful....you are STRONG...you are WORTH IT!

Wishing you well my friends!
Love,
Trinity

Monday, April 8, 2013

I Just Want You to Know....

Name: Amanda
Location: Bandung - Indonesia

I just want you (all) to know that I'm grateful being part of this journey. Knowing you all from pictures, realizing that there's some thing that relate us somehow even with the fact that we lived world apart. Some of this theme are seems easy, but there's one or two themes that makes me think a lot. And somehow.. when I think on what pic should I post here, I know myself better. It's like an AHA moment. Thank you.. for letting me be a part of this marvelous journey.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Theme - just want you to know....

I think we probably all have those moments when we wish we could have said.....(fill in the blank) to someone before we didn't see them again. Before we left that event. Before we parted. Before it ended....

If you could say it today - what would you say? 
" I just want you to know...." 
That's our theme this week as wrap up our project for the year. It's been a great 8 months. Life is calling us to other endeavors and we are going to take the journey and see where it leads us!
BUT not before say, "I just want you to know...."

Saturday, April 6, 2013

What's in my purse?

Name: Megan
Location: Utah, USA

" I've used and transferred between 3 different purses this week so all the "junk" that usually builds up couldn't. LOL. most of the constants are here - pocket camera, notebook - always taking notes of ideas, etc. Sunglasses, lipstick, mints and business cards :) 

Friday, April 5, 2013

What's in my purse

                                                                   Name: Alisha Malandrini
                                                                Location: Bairnsdale, Australia
In my purse i always carry a camera of any type, whether it be my DSLR, my little fuji, or my smart phone. I love capturing moments of everyday life, and if i don't have a camera with me i go crazy.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

What's In My Purse...no, really, what's in there?

Name: Annette
Location: Kuwait

Clockwise, from left: my favorite Fossil purse; a pile of receipts from the grocery store; underpants, shorts and wipes for my recently potty-trained son; a ribbon of unknown origin; Dramamine; my husband's necktie, my sunglasses and a wiper thing; a pouch with personal items; lipsticks; chapsticks; eyedrops (it gets dusty here); a pen that I can NEVER find when I need; a handful of photos of family; a tiny green truck; my phone (ok, that's just the case, I used the phone to take this photo); a bundle of business cards from the doctor's office, my husband's office and my eldest son's school; the brown and purple wallet that I don't really love but haven't gotten around to replacing; several photo id cards (civil identity card, Kuwait driver's license, Idaho Driver's license (with an AWESOME picture), private medical insurance card, government medical insurance card);  Kuwaiti fils (the coins) and dinars (the notes). In the center you can see two sets of keys with my Ron Weasley Lego keychain (Weasley is our king!); a small piece of beach glass for my collection; a black bat ring from Halloween and a pink plastic ring from my daughter's bling collection; an inordinate amount of sanitzing hand wipes and hand sanitizer; two packs of TERRIBLE chewing gum that a cashier recently gave me as change when he didn't have any small coins; and a string of prize coupons from a local fun place and the cards from the same.
Not pictured: several handfuls of sand and crumbs, a wad of chewing gum in a piece of tissue, twenty-thousand smaller receipts, twenty-two thousand identity cards for the children and tissue (because no matter how many packs of tissue I put in, there is never any in my purse when my kids have got drippy noses.)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

What's in My Purse {one never knows}

 NAME:  TRINITY
LOCATION:  MS GULF COAST

My bag is pretty much the family's, in that at least one of them is always asking:  "Hey, could you stick this in your purse?" It's normal to find my husband's phone, or keys, or the kids' favorite toys or lip gloss, or a dozen other items.

Today, I give you all a rare glimpse into said purse.  I know, exciting stuff I'm sure!  We have the following items:  wallet, bracelet 
{that I wore to work last Thursday}, Bath & Body Works Lotion, bobby pins, kids' nail polishes, BC Powder {it works!}, and more.  Plus, you may have noticed my new craft punch {arrow} or that I have a 10% off coupon for one of my favorite shops {Mindy Mae's Market}.  I even have a Littlest Pet Shop brochure, highlighted with all the pets my oldest would like {Wasn't that sweet of her....to make sure I knew, lol}  

So.....that's it for my purse.  What's in YOURS? 

Monday, April 1, 2013

What's in my Purse

Name: Amanda
Location: Jakarta

"Today I wear my PUMA bag (a b'day gift from my best friend). Nothing fancy in my batg actually. Most of them are the thing I need in my daily basis. Simple make up kit consist of loose powder, foundation, lipstic and lipgloss plus mascara. Wallet, pencil case , my BB, a ball of yarn (and hook) plus a case with all kind of charger. And off course.. my netbook."

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Theme - what's in my purse

Oh this is a fun one! As women we tend to carry purses. Some large some small. Sometimes they are jammed full of crazy stuff! And sometimes we just have a few items. We are going to spill the contents of our purses this week. It will be fun to see what they "reveal" about our day to day lives.


Nighttime - soap opera

Name: Audrey
Location: Curitiba, Brazil

                Carrossel is a mexican soap opera I watched (dubbed in Portuguese) when I was a kid in 1991 and that has been rewritten and retaped (with Brazilian actors now) by a Brazilian TV channel since last year. Now my daugther watches it every night and she loves it. It is about a loving teacher (professora Helena) that goes way beyond the classroom to teach good virtues to her kids in the most different, dramatic, fiction filled ways. Don't tell anyone but we cried when professora Helena left the school for a better paying job. Of course she returned to her old job about 10 chapters later...
                It really can be cute and I must admit I have learned to enjoy wathcing it again. It is on every night at 8:30 pm and she (we) can´t miss it. So, like every good Brazilian, our nighttimes include soap opera watching. But at least this is a 'good', decent one.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Nighttime - reading


 Name: Megan
Location: Utah, USA
Something that is consistent around our house at nighttime is reading. We always read before bedtime. Regular trips to the library to get large stacks of books keeps it new and fun! 
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