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Be True to Yourself

Today’s society and world are a combination of competitive and negative elements. Being true to yourself means staying strong in your convictions and not being influenced by others to serve their purpose. “A Lion is a Lion, even in a cage” You are your own best friend. Trust no one with your deepest secret or dream goals. Jealousy is a disease of the soul and people would rather you see down and out, rather than lend a hand and help you succeed. The bottom line is that most people from suffer from low self-esteem, zero self-confidence and have the need to bring anyone down that will not comply with their wishes; the controlling mechanism activates and they must have their way or animosity prevails. Being the new kid on the block is tough, whether it’s school or a new neighborhood. We want to belong, be accepted without losing our identity to become one-of-them. 
This is the exact quality that makes us stand out from the rest; hence, Be True to Yourself. We can still fit, have our ideas …
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Before and After Cataract Surgery

Vision is a precious commodity. God gave us one pair of eyes and we need to take good care of them since we cannot navigate without them.
When our vision is blurry, the lens in our eyes get cloudy; hence, cataracts begin to form and need to be removed at some point. 
While cataracts are more dominant in older people or as I prefer to say “aging teenagers”, people in their 40’s and 50’s also have cataract surgery.
I recently had cataract surgery in both eyes. My vision was blurry. I also had a damaged optic nerve, plus borderline glaucoma since my eye pressure was 28 and the accepted pressure is 16 or lower.
Before Cataract Surgery You will be given an eye exam by your ophthalmologist and measured for lens.
You will be given a date for the surgery and three weeks prior to the cataract surgery, the ophthalmologist or, as I (old school) prefer to say eye-doctor sends Presurgical paperwork to your physician for specific blood work. An EKG is also required.
You will receive a call from the h…

Top Consumer Reviews for Best Fruit Baskets

Say It with Fruit, Rather than Flowers
The first thing that comes to mind when celebrating or sending condolences are flowers. Flowers are lovely but their live span is a week or less.
Nowadays people are turning to attractive fruit baskets for all occasions. Fruit is an essential part of our daily food group, plus it nourishes both the body and soul.
I also found a fruit basket is the best way to express one’s condolences in someone’s hour of grief.
Recently, a dear and close friend of mine lost her mate after many happy years of marriage. I had already decided that flowers were not the answer. I wanted to give her something truly special; hence, I choose a gift basket of fruit.
What I didn’t realize at the time was that the big problem would be finding a company that delivered out of state; in my case it was small town in South Carolina.
I searched Consumer’s Report for the best fruit basket company which turned out to be The Fruit Company. The company closes at 2pm on Saturday so I c…

New Year, New Beginnings

New Year, New Beginnings. This means making new resolutions or, perhaps, reinforcing those from last year.
Your New Year’s Resolution should be simple; something you need to do for ‘you’. It’s not about sacrificing what you love best but rather adding something important that fulfills you – body, soul and mind. Less is more. It makes more sense to have one or two meaningful resolutions than having too many that won't have any merit.

Dominique Sachs says it all in this video about being good to yourself and being true to yourself in the New Year.



My Checklist for the New Year

Health
You need not feel ill in order to get your annual checkup. This is call Preventive Care.
Let’s face it: You bring your car in for its annual or bi-annual tune-up; hence, you should love and respect your body in the same way.
Physical, Cardio, Eye-Exam and Dental. Your body takes care of you so you need to keep it in check.
Of course, eating healthy is important. You are what you eat. My post on Portfolio …