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thatgirIisfunny.com
Cheryl Ragsdale
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Contents
Reason Season Lifetime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
faith coupled with action: Notes From the Universe . . . . . . 3
The Secret: A 23 Minute Snippet of the Original Movie . . . . . 3
Wow! Thats Beautiful! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Heidi and Chakas Excellent Adventure . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
forgive yourself: the yellow caution tape . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
I Jumped Off the Roof! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Why is twitter good? I like facebook better! . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Dont Tweet and Drive! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Swimming in Deep Water at Night: Jaws Revisited . . . . . . 29
Guy Starts Dance Party at Music Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
How I Met Four UFC Fighters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Cant Get Enough of Bill Shannon aka Crutch . . . . . . . . . 40
Rock the Ink: Miss Tattoo Competition 2009 . . . . . . . . . . 43
Misreading Signals: Yes! No! Maybeugh! . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Honk Boston Style Next Time You See Someone Texting and
Driving! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Whos More Powerful? Samson or Buddhist Nun? . . . . . . . . 61
That Girl Is Funny Nominated for Best WordPress Design 2009
Contest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
FML: Being Cynical is a Habit I have to Feed . . . . . . . . . . 69
Incentives! 10 Great Ones! Vote for TGIF to Win Best
WordPress Design 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
American Music Legends Hand Painted on Their Own LPs:
VinylArt by Daniel Edlen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Being Cynical is a Habit I Have to Feed: FML vs MMT vol. 2 . 84
Go-Girl! Stand Up and Pee Now You Can Choose! . . . . . . 88
3 Favorites FMyLife vs. MakesMeThink vol. 3 . . . . . . . . 92
Fountain of Youth: 3 Healthy Habits of Athletes . . . . . . . . . 96
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Chuck Liddell on Dancing With the Stars 7 Important Steps
to Learning Anything New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Add a Juicy New Activity to Your Life in 3 Steps . . . . . . . . 103
Save the Oceans and Change Your Underwear: Juicy Tips for
Modern Lives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Nutella, Banana George, Hot Chicks, Cool Cars and Barefoot
Water-Skiing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Alex Lewis taps Ryan Hall, Takes 2nd Place at 2009
International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Pan Am in NYC . . . . . . . . . 114
Administering The Eye Gouging Thumb Strike . . . . . . . . . 117
What Balaclavas Can Teach Us about Courage . . . . . . . . . . 122
Widgets, Contests and Bulgarian Wine Reviews: Juicy Tips for
Modern Lives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Practicing Honoring Menand Women and Ourselves on a
Daily Basis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Heres Everything You Need to Know About Saying Yes or
Saying No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
31 Must Know Habits for Staying Young from the Inside Out . 144
Yoga for Smokers, Drinkers, Meat-Eaters and Non-Believers . . 133
Pink Ribbons, Roommate Issues and a 7 Layer BK Whopper:
The Good, the Bad and the Greasy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Top 10 Reasons Fred Loves Being the Oldest Guy On the Mat 163
Dirty Looks and How to Throw One: Earning Respect 8 Setting
Boundaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Stop Blending in with the Wallpaper: 3 Easy Steps to being
More Interesting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
What I Learned from Watching Kenny Florian Train with
Benson Henderson 2 MMA Fighters, 10 Lessons . . . . . . . 183
Grumpy Old Men and Coffee Served Topless Another Way
to Go Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Stop Pretending! 3 Steps to Help You Reveal a Blind Spot . . . 197
20 Minute Work-Out: Big Hair, Leg Warmers 8 Leotards The
80s Re-Visited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Top 10 funniest facebook fan pages: I ignored U.. So Stop
Adding me!!! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
Faith, a Two-Legged Dog, Walks Upright Like a Human . . . . 217
Blind Swordsman: 8th on Top 10 Greatest Martial Arts Film
Stars List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
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Meet Marcelle! Shes Not Bad, Shes Just Drawn That Way . . . 233
10 Reasons Why Female Bodybuilding is the Greatest Sport . . 241
Random Acts of Kick Arse: December 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . 232
The Official UFC 107 KenFlo Trivia Game! . . . . . . . . . . . 239
Clarity, Wisdom and Courage: 3 Winning Ways to Play Your Game 263
Announcing the Genuine Health Gift Basket Give-Away Winners! 276
More Habits for Staying Young From the Inside Out: episode 001 279
My UFC 107 Weekend with the Boyz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
More Habits for Staying Young From the Inside Out: episode 002 287
12 Key Success Factors to Know Before You Bend the Rules . . 291
more habits for staying young from the inside out: episode 003 299
Reveal Gifts Hidden by Your Personal Point of View What am
I missing? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306
Marry in Haste Repent at Leisure Patience really is a Virtue . 313
More Habits for Staying Young Try Organic Solutions for
Bags Under Your Eyes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
RAOKA Wild and Wacky! Another Way to Stay Young
from the inside out! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
3 Easy Ways to Attract the Opposite Sex Be Magical, Playful
and Magnetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Stop Getting Dumped On! More Habits for Staying Young
from the inside out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Sins of the Past What Do Yours Say About You? . . . . . . . . 341
10 Surprisingly Easy Ways to Stay Young from the inside out . 348
Female UFC Fight Fans Are Hot! Actually, You Do Want to
Date These Girls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
Panic Attacks and Cold Sweat: 3 Steps to Break Through Fears
and Phobias . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
How to Stay Young from the Inside Out? Dont Worry Be Happy 371
Sticky Situations: Im trying to watch the game and these
cheerleaders keep getting in the way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
Top 10 funniest facebook fan pages: I was blown away when i
realised the word ok is a side ways person . . . . . . . . . . . 381
What the Old Bull Can Teach Us About Healthy Aging: How to
Stay Young from the inside out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
Your Power to Assist by Sending a Single Thought: Random
Acts of Kick Arse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394
Why Cheryl, the Ninja Warrior Girl, Doesnt Have a Boyfriend 397
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Are You Creative, Fun and Interesting? How to Stay Young
from the inside out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
Texting during a meal is just wrong! Stop checking your phone
every 2 minutes! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406
sharing chocolate covered strawberries on Valentines Day:
juicy, sweet and delicious . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
Whats the best way to make someone feel loved? . . . . . . . . 421
How boxing and martial arts landed me on the cover of 30
Athletes Over 30 Teach Us to Live a Strong, Healthy Life . . . 429
The Top Five Most Lame Excuses NOT to Meditate are the
same ones we use for almost everything . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436
20 Things to Remind Yourself Daily to Stay Young from the
Inside Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 443
Canadian Olympic Skater Rochette, determined, discipined and
courageous in face of unexpected tragedy . . . . . . . . . . . . 434
What is Your Souls Agenda? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439
passion and fascination two essential ingredients for RAOKA . 464
Am I too fat? Stop Comparing! stay young from the inside out . 469
Guess Whos Doing the Tough Guy Challenge? Hayley plus
friends Week One . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 473
Stay Young Tips so you can say Im ready for my close-up, Mr.
DeMille . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 483
Tough Guy Challenge Prep Hayley and friends Week 2 . . . . 490
blogging tips from expert bloggers New York Times vs SITS
girls bloggy boot camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 493
Womens Independent World MMA Rankings: March 2010 . . . 302
Stay Young Try Car Dancing a micro movement from the
Levity Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
Tough Guy Challenge Week 3 Dr. Stoppage Knee Problems . 316
blogging tips from expert bloggers get attention from people
who cant see . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Top 10 funniest facebook fan pages: Because I read Twilight I
have unrealistic expectations in Men . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
Kenny Florian Trivia Game UFC Fight Night 21 Florian vs
Gomi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Ferrari, Coke and Cigarettes How to Stay Young and Party
Like a Rock Star . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
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24 blogging tips from expert bloggers Pillar Content, Privacy
and Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
Death Before Vegan Swine is Divine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Site Map Stay Young Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362
Practice the Fun Theory and Stay Young from the Inside Out . . 370
blogging tips from expert bloggers build traffic and boost
Alexa rank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
Results Kenny Florian Trivia Game UFC Fight Night 21
Florian vs Gomi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
Delicious or Deadly? Give Up Soft Drinks and Stay Young from
the Inside Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
Precision Nutrition, UFC Fighters and My Plan to Stay Forever
Young . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394
Two Dangerous Tactics to Avoid Blogging Tips From Expert
Bloggers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600
A Bad Day? Funny Photos to Make You Laugh Out Loud . . . . 606
Wild Women and Feng Shui Opposites Attract! Find Your Tribe 611
How to Stay Young from the Inside Out Drink Anti-Aging
Green Smoothies Forever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 616
The Original Kenny Florian Trivia Game for UFC 101 . . . . . 622
Florian Martial Arts Center Life at FloMAC Video Series . . . 636
13 Blogging Tips From Expert Bloggers Relevant, Useful and
Effective Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 639
Ben Hendersons Re-Match with Cowboy Cerrone and Mayhem
Millers Brawl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 643
Site Map Blog Carnivals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 631
How to Stay Young Have a Good Laugh and a Long Sleep . . 636
33 Funny Reasons to Love and Hate Facebook . . . . . . . . . . 664
Blogging Tips From Expert Bloggers How To Use Trackbacks
Effectively . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 668
Site Map Martial Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 673
Saying Goodbye to Leo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 680
Apply the 3 Second Rule and Stay Young from the Inside Out . 683
Kenny Florian asks Should I Get a Tattoo? . . . . . . . . . . . 694
11 blogging tips from expert bloggers be undeniably interesting 698
Site Map Guest Posts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 703
Ghosts of Dead Samurai Gathering to Watch Machida vs Shogun2 707
230 Super Useful Stay Young from the Inside Out Health Tips . 712
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Site Map Funny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 719
Knocked Off Course by Volcanic Ash Tough Guy Challenge
Update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 723
23 Blogging Tips from Expert Bloggers Blog Carnivals Rock! 732
13 Super Silly Ways to Stay Young from the Inside Out . . . . . 739
Get Organized! Keeping It Simple Like Painting by Numbers . . 744
Get Organized! What to Do Next to Stay Young from the Inside
Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 733
The Not So Funny Side of Facebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 738
Fueling Your Facebook Addiction Disorder . . . . . . . . . . . 763
14 Blogging Tips from Expert Bloggers Submitting to Blog
Directories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 763
Paris Hilton vs Roxanne Modafferi Demonstrating Different
MMA Training Styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 769
Roxanne Modafferi MMA Fighter and Happy Warrior . . . . . . 772
Am I a Fight-aholic? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 773
I need a miracle to stay young from the inside out how do I
walk on water? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 779
LoL! best funny facebook fan pages: Dear Pringles, I cannot fit
my hand inside your tube of deliciousness. . . . . . . . . . . . . 786
fast food what doesnt kill you makes you stronger . . . . . . 791
29 blogging tips from expert bloggers How to Avoid Phishing
and Spoofing Scams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 794
Spoofing and Phishing Whilst You Sleep . . . . . . . . . . . . . 803
Online, if a button says submit, I wont tap itam I watching
too much UFC? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 803
UFC 114 Rampage or Rashad? Rampage or Rashad? . . . . . . 808
Hug Soldiers and Veterans Today Feel Young from the Inside Out 813
UFC 114 Rashad Victorious Upsets and Surprises Spoil Night
For Sanchez, Duffee, Amir and Brilz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 822
Top 10 lol funniest facebook fan pages If the world ends in
2012 Ive wasted my whole life in schoollovely . . . . . . . . 828
Stay Young from the inside out Nurture Your Inner Rebel . . . 834
What Are Your 3 Favorite Roles in Life? . . . . . . . . . . . . . 841
UFC 113 Liddell vs Franklin Fight Picks . . . . . . . . . . . . . 847
Why BP Oil Spill Should Scare You More Than Osama Bin
Laden Does . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 831
9 Blogging Tips From Expert Bloggers Select, Test and Report 833
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Treat Yourself to a Kid Flick and Stay Young from the Inside Out 860
Abby Sunderlands Failed Voyage Teaches Lessons in Risk,
Recovery and Tenacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 863
13 Things You Never Knew About Famous Daredevil Evel Knievel 870
13 Blogging Tips From Expert Bloggers Testing the Carlin
AdSpeak Calculator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 873
Life at FloMAC 2nd Degree Black Belt Promotion for Keith
Florian and Kenny Florian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 880
Stay Young from the Inside Out Mom Your Ride! . . . . . . . 882
Dana White We Want Cyborg in the UFC! . . . . . . . . . . . 886
Blogging Tips from Expert Bloggers and TV Stars . . . . . . . . 892
Who Do You Trust to Tattoo You? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 897
Janey Cutler Singing on Britains Got Talent Expresses Staying
Young From The Inside Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901
Tiny Chuck (Liddell) and The Way of the Brisk (Ice Tea) . . . . 906
Sarah Goodlaxson Female MMA Fighter . . . . . . . . . . . . . 909
Top 12 delightfully funny facebook fan pages I magically get
less sleepy when I walk out of a classroom . . . . . . . . . . . . 917
PETA Their Shock and Awe Campaigns Capture Attention . . . 923
Stay Young from the Inside Out Put Food on Your Face . . . . 930
13 Things You Didnt Know About Michael Jackson (Infographic) 936
TGIF Links and 20 blogging tips from expert bloggers . . . . . 938
Is MMA Just Cock Fighting or Has It Evolved? . . . . . . . . . 944
TGIF Links Weekly Funny Photo Caption Contest . . . . . . . . 932
Stay Young from the Inside Out Learn More About the GMO
Food Youve Eaten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934
Top 3 Countries Where Women Believe Its OK for Their
Husbands to Hit Them (infographic) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 938
TGIF Backlinks and 17 Blogging Tips from Expert Bloggers . . 961
Tough Guy Challenge! Judgement Day is Upon Us . . . . . . . 963
Which Nuns Would You Kick Off the Bus? (10 Photos) . . . . . 970
Paint by Numbers Blog Carnival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 977
Top Five iPhone Apps To Help You Track And Meet Your
Fitness Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 984
4 Edible Blogging Tips From Expert Bloggers . . . . . . . . . . 989
How to Play the TGIF Links Game Effectively for the SITS Girl
Problogger Challenge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 992
11months old! Turns on and unlocks the iPhone . . . . . . . . . 996
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Jane Austens Fight Club for Ladies Who Love to Bash . . . . . 998
Stay Young from the inside out Have Fun With Hiccups . . . . 1002
Link Bait Posts That Get Stumbled . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1004
Tough Guy 2010 When a crazy idea became a reality! . . . . . . 1008
The Top 3 Reasons Why Im a Crap Mom . . . . . . . . . . . . 1017
Attract 100 Blog Comments Challenge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1021
Top 10 Funniest Facebook Fan Pages: Getting a text as soon as
you pick up your phone and feeling like Jesus . . . . . . . . . . 1032
TGIF Links Unexpectedly Funny Video of the Week . . . . . . 1036
Bellator Female MMA Fighter Tournament Megumi Fujii Delights 1039
TGIF Links Wonders What Does Your Tag Line Promise? . . . . 1041
Vote Kenny Florian to Receive CAZADORES Spirit Award for
UFC 118 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1044
thatgirlisfunny celebrates first blogoversary Year of the Bright
Red Hat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1047
TGIF Links Weekly Funny Photo Caption Contest Sweet
Potato Dirty Look . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1037
Tough Guy Challenge 2010 Video Highlights featuring Hayley
Forster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1060
Kenny Florian Trivia Game UFC 118 in Boston! . . . . . . . . 1062
Meeting Twitter Friends in the Real World at UFC 118 in Boston 1066
Kenny Florian UFC 118 Training at the Dojo, etc. (VIDEO) . . 1070
Top 3 Funniest Facebook Fan Pages Im NOT flirting!! (VIDEO) 1073
UFC 118 Which Fighters Did Cheryl Meet? . . . . . . . . . . 1073
Kenny Florian Trivia Game Results UFC 118 Winners
Announced! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1077
30 Athletes Over 30 UniCyclist Terry the UniGeezer Peterson
Featured on Yahoo! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1080
Managing Facebook Issues just suck it up and get used to it! . 1083
Blogging Tips From Expert Bloggers: Online Networking
Key to Success is Having a Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1087
Stay Young from the Inside Out Only Spend Time With
People You Love (VIDEO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1091
Trustworthy, Reliable and Believable: Gaining Credibility
Online (Video) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1094
Stay Young from the Inside Out: Get Wrapped Up in Bacon
(infographic) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1097
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Blogging Tips From Expert Bloggers: 7 Ways to Manage Your
Online Venture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1101
Help! I Crashed My Site! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1103
Top 10 Weirdest College Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1107
13 things we used to complain about before life got amazing . . 1110
13 Women Who Breast Feed Animals Weird or Wonderful? . . 1113
Verbal Judo: Redirecting Bad Behavior With Words Featuring
Doc Rhino Thompson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1124
How To Stand Up For Yourself: Start By Assessing the Situation 1127
How To Stand Up For Yourself: Identify the Zinger . . . . . . . 1131
The Importance of Learning How To Fall . . . . . . . . . . . . 1134
How To Stand Up For Yourself: Thats Why Hes King and You
Arent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1139
Twitter Hop Thursday on thatgirlisfunny . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1141
How To Stand Up For Yourself: Get Loud! . . . . . . . . . . . 1143
How To Stand Up For Yourself: Identify Immediate Concerns . 1147
Bullies at Work Exceeding Corporate Limits . . . . . . . . . . 1149
How To Stand Up for Yourself: Ill Stop When You Stop . . . . 1134
Twitter Hop Thursday on thatgirlisfunny Round Two . . . . . 1137
How To Stand Up For Yourself Even When Everyone Else Has
Given Up On You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1139
13 Most Dangerous Places To Drive on Earth: Dont Text and
Drive! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1162
What To Do If You Witness Bullying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1167
Twitter Hop Thursday on thatgirlisfunny Round Three . . . . 1171
13 Gym Freaks Who Pushed It Too Far Different Strokes For
Different Folks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1173
32 Brilliant Tips To Help You Stay Young From the Inside Out . 1178
Cracked! One Tooth One Chin and One Tree . . . . . . . . . . 1186
Twitter Hop Thursday on thatgirlisfunny Round Four . . . . . 1192
Stay Young from the Inside Out: Be Happy When Things Are
Less Than Perfect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1194
Blogging Tips From Expert Bloggers: 10 Must Ask Questions
For Recognizing Social Media Addiction . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1198
Twitter Hop Thursday on thatgirlisfunny Round Five . . . . . 1201
How to Stand Up for Yourself: Bully Beatdown with Jason
Mayhem Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1203
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How To Stay Young From The Inside Out Win Everytime You
Play Rock Paper Scissors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1206
Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys thatgirlisfunny Seeking
Sassy Gay Friend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1210
Twitter Hop Thursday on thatgirlisfunny Round Six . . . . . . 1213
8 Blogging Tips From Expert Bloggers: Why I Love Comment
Spam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1217
How to Stand Up For Yourself Public Shaming . . . . . . . . 1223
UFC 126 Fight Predictions by Cheryl and Joanne . . . . . . . . 1228
I Could Survive 4.3 Minutes in the Ring With a UFC Fighter . . 1233
Top 20 Deadliest Robots: Some Real, Some Fiction . . . . . . . 1236
Guaranteed Happy Ending Valentines Day Advice from Kurt
Pellegrino UFC Fighter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1231
How To Stand Up For Yourself Use Leverage . . . . . . . . . 1237
Twitter Hop Thursday on thatgirlisfunny Round Seven . . . . 1261
UFC 127 Predictions by Cheryl and Joanne Female Fight Fans 1263
How To Stay Young From the Inside Out Stand Out From The
Crowd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1270
10 Lickable Blogging Tips from Expert Bloggers Personalized
News and Funny Flavor Ice Cream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1276
How To Stand Up For Yourself It Gets Ugly Sometimes . . . . 1281
Facebook Fan Page Blog Hop Like Me And I Like You Back . 1283
Twitter Hop Thursday on thatgirlisfunny Round Eight . . . . . 1288
Words That Can Start A War Meatbiscuit Meets Conquistador 1290
MMA Fighters: Guess Who Got Her Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu
Jitsu? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1293
How To Stand Up For Yourself: Ill Love You No Matter How
Fat You Get . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1298
Facebook Fan Page Blog Hop Like Me And I Like You Back
Round 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1302
Life at FloMAC: Yahoo Production Crew Visits thatgirlisfunny . 1303
A Massive Traffic Generation Blogging Contest . . . . . . . . . 1309
Twitter Hop Thursday on thatgirlisfunny Round Nine . . . . . 1314
A Passion for Beards: From Soul Patch To Full Coverage . . . . 1316
MMA Fighters: Need Someone To Light A Fire Under Your Butt? 1322
MMA Fighters: What Ever Happened To The Ultimate
Challenge Womens MMA Reality Show? . . . . . . . . . . . . 1327
Stand Up For Yourself in the Face of Merciless Teasing . . . . . 1333
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UFC 128 Fight Predictions by Cheryl and Joanne Female
Fight Fans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1337
Blogging Tips From Expert Bloggers: How To Embed Video In
Your Wordpress Blog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1343
Facebook Fan Page Blog Hop Like Me And I Like You Back
Round 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1347
Twitter Hop Thursday on thatgirlisfunny Round Ten . . . . . . 1330
Kenny Florian and Kurt Pellegrino Answer Questions From
UFC (Fans) Haters on Twitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1332
MMA Fighters: The Ultimate Fighter Goes Global . . . . . . . 1337
11 Stay Young From the Inside Out Tips: Exercise Your Mind
And Your Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1360
How To Build a Confident Teenage Girl Like They Did in the
Seventies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1363
Womens MMA Whos Your Daddy? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1371
How To Stay Young From The Inside Out: Adopt Exotic Pets . . 1376
Ever Eaten A Beetle? Studies Show Grasshoppers Provide More
Protein And Less Fat Than Beef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1381
How To Stand Up For Yourself: Never Awaken A Sleeping Tiger 1387
Works Like a Cold Slap in the Face Thanks! I Needed That . 1391
MMA Fighters Make Your Dreams Come True . . . . . . . . 1394
Yahoo! Vitality News Second Act Video Featuring Cheryl
Ragsdale, Mixed Martial Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1402
MMA Fighters Infographic: Female MMA Fighter Gina Carano
Scores Twice on Top Watched MMA Fights List . . . . . . . . . 1409
Eliminate Four Relationship Red Flags To Stay Young From
The Inside Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1411
MMA Goes Mainstream Even 32 Year Old Women Are Doing It 1413
93-year-old Icelanders Pickled Penis is Main Attraction in
Bizarre Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1423
11 Stomach Churning Foods To Rival Chilled Monkey Brains
Dinner is Served . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1423
MMA Fighters: Fighter Girls Online Radio Interview With
Cheryl Ragsdale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1434
Congratulations to Prince William and HRH Catherine . . . . . 1437
US vs Canada UFC 129 Fight Picks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1440
Challenge Yourself and Stay Young From The Inside Out . . . . 1443
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How To Stand Up For Yourself Make Today A Bad Day To Be
A Bully Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1449
Lasagna Wars: Deep Fried Lasagna vs Asparagus Lasagna . . . 1434
The Jazzy Rise of WordPress Infographic Plus Nine Blogging
Tips From Expert Bloggers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1471
MMA Fighters: Womens MMA Debate on MMA Gospel Radio 1473
MMA Fighters: The Quest For The Perfect Female Fighter
SupremacyMMA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1478
UFC 131 Prediction: Florians Signature Flo-Bow Move
Menaces Nunes Leaving Him Open to Submission . . . . . . . 1483
MMA Fighters: Berimbolo BJJ Move by Rafael Mendes and
Other Interesting Stuff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1488
Vancouver Riots: Oh To Be Young and Stupid . . . . . . . . . . 1492
Avery Vilche Female MMA Fighter Loses Four Fights in a Row,
Comes Back To Win Next Fight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1493
G2 Summit 2011 Lets Celebrate Womens MMA . . . . . . . . 1499
Tapout Canada Billboard of KennyFlorian Near Rogers Arena 1304
Dating Sites: Seeking Equestrian Cougar Who Reads Comic
Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1306
Funniest Commercial Featuring UFC Fighter -The Kurt
Batman Pellegrino Security System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1311
roller derby another sport where headgear gets knocked off easily 1313
Marquardt Out of UFC Live 4: Video Diary Prior to Weight Cut
Shows Confident Nate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1317
Strikeforce Challengers 16 Julia Budd post-fight interview:
Girls just gotta get in there . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1319
Cris Cyborg Suplexes way to Gold Medal Mundials (BJJ
Worlds) 2011 Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1322
New Design Ideas for MMA Gear: Web-Hand Spandex
Covered Fingers Like Creature From the Black Lagoon . . . . . 1324
What If Bruce Lee Were A UFC Fighter? . . . . . . . . . . . . 1329
How To Argue With Idiots (Video) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1331
Bruce Lee Wannabe Epic Nunchuk Fail . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1333
OMG! 10 Halloween Costumes You Should Never Let Your
Kids Wear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1333
Yahoo! Hot 300 30 Day Goal Achieved . . . . . . . . . . . . 1343
UFC Fighter Cheick Kongo Reminds Me To Keep Pushing
Towards The Goal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1347
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No More Mr Nice-Guy: Im gonna do the nut-smacking around
here . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1330
The Switchblade Kick featuring Mark R. Johnson . . . . . . . . 1332
Life at FloMAC: thatgirlisfunny vs Kenny Florian on Twitter
(Infographic) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1334
13 Worst Attempts At A Fake ID Card The Joker, Batman,
Tequila, Mr. Email and A Two-Fer-One . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1337
Heartbeat of an MMA Fighter (video) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1363
Youtube Knows Whats Up Following in the Footsteps of
Legends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1367
Womens MMA Roundtable with WombatSports on New
Bantamweight Strikeforce Champion and Other Girl Fights . . . 1370
True Confessions: I Watch UFC More Often Than I Read Books 1373
Still Sexy After Sixty: Dame Helen Mirren Knocks Out
Younger Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1376
Rainy Sunday 70s Kung Fu Movie and Music To Go Along With It 1379
Let the bodies hit the floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1381
9 Deadly Things Women Say: The Battle of the Sexes Rages On 1383
Perfect Female Androids Can Sing, But Can They Cook? . . . . 1386
Strikeforce Fighter Sarah DAlelio Speaks Out on Controversial
Stoppage vs. Ronda Rousey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1388
3 Ingredients For Feeling Happy Honor Love Respect:
thatgirlisfunny celebrates second blogoversary . . . . . . . . . . 1391
How We Watched A Not Yet Released Hollywood Movie For Free 1601
To Celebrate 3 Year Anniversary of Florian Martial Arts Center . 1604
Combat Garden Gnomes Perfect Gift for Mum . . . . . . . . . 1610
Cats With Weapons Kitty Loves Nunchuks . . . . . . . . . . . 1612
13 Hyper Realistic Models Art Imitating Life . . . . . . . . . 1614
How To Wrap Your Hands To Protect Your Knuckles When
Sparring or Punching A Heavy Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1619
Girl Dog Pees Upside Down (video) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1621
What if Cover Girl Cosmetics Sponsored A Show Like the
(Female) Contender or The Ultimate Fighter for Women? . . . . 1623
Blackeye 3 Breast Cancer Beatdown MMA Fights Live
Streaming 10/01/11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1630
Unified Womens Mixed Martial Arts Rankings October 2011 . 1633
MMA Fighter Danielle West and her visit to Florian Martial Arts 1637
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Whos Wearing The Pants? The War Between The Sexes Rages
On (infographic) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1640
Active Facebook users are more likely to stay in college
(infographic) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1643
The Womens Sports Foundation Celebrates Top Female
Athletes at 32nd Annual Salute to Women in Sports . . . . . . . 1646
Does Eating Fast Mean You Wont Gain Weight? . . . . . . . . 1631
GoGirlGo! Boston Event at Northeastern University . . . . . . . 1636
Generation Mobile: How Cell Phones Shape the Lives of
College Students (infographic) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1662
Ten Awesome (or Crazy) Hairstyles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1664
Delight or Doom? 7 Signs Youve Found the Right Marriage
Mate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1669
Olympian Softball Pitcher Jennie Finch Designated Last Person
to Start NYC Marathon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1673
Only 1.2% of the least attractive kids get buckled into shopping
carts: Benefits of Beauty (infographic) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1679
Wrinkly toes and fingers increase traction myth or reality?
(infographic) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1681
My Yahoo! Posts Focusing on Women Boxing in the Olympics . 1683
My Yahoo! Posts Focusing on UFC on FOX and Boxing:
Pacquiao vs. Marquez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1686
Help! Im Invited to Watch UFC 3 Tips from a Pro . . . . . . 1689
Linda Shields Cage Fighting Xtreme 18 Another Successful
Event Completed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1692
Hazing Sounds Like Bullying With Permission To Me: FAMU
Band Incident . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1696
3 Best Characters on Game of Thrones from HBO: A Dwarf, a
Dragon Queen and a Man Called Snow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1699
Opportunity to Join the Cast of Season 2 of Focus Rally:
America Escape Routes Online Reality Show . . . . . . . . . . 1703
Nemo Llewellyn One-Handed MMA Fighter Shows True Grit . 1708
Cotto vs. Margarito 2: Exposed Through Redemption . . . . . . 1711
Danielle Curzon Female MMA Referee for UCMMA Cage
Rage Wants to Ref Next UFC Event in the UK . . . . . . . . . . 1714
10 Funniest Facebook Fan Pages: Yes, I do check my phone
randomly, just in case I missed the vibrating . . . . . . . . . . . 1718
Which Colleges Have the Most Facebook Followers? (infographic) 1720
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GSP Knee: Dr. ElAttrache says my surgery (ACL) was huge
success! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1722
What You Dont Know About Pepper Spray Can Kill You
(infographic) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1724
How the UFC Began Set to the Brady Bunch Theme Song The
UFC Bunch (video) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1726
Women Only MMA Training: Separating the boys from the girls 1727
Womens MMA Are You Ready? (video) . . . . . . . . . . . 1731
Courtney DrewJitsu Cardoza Wins First Place at BJJ Tournament 1732
Cage Fighting in the USA: Vanguard Trailer (video) . . . . . . 1733
CNN Presents Fighter Girls (video) Amber Lyon with
Michele Gutierrez, MMA Fighter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1737
In Your Corner: Its Complicated to be Coach and Husband (or
Wife) For the Same Person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1738
All an NHL player wants for Christmas (video) . . . . . . . . . 1741
Watching Doctor Who, Episode 1 (1963) and The Doctor, the
Widow and the Wardrobe (2011) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1742
BBC Four MMA Documentary on Women Cage Fighters Parts
1-7 (video) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1744
Diaz Knocks Cowboy Hat Off Cerrones Head During UFC 141
Stare Down (video) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1749
Icelandic Delights: Who Eats Sheepshead for Dinner? . . . . . . 1730
Whos In Your Corner: After Rape, Being Over-Powered or
Other Threatening Behavior? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1734
Learn How to Stand Up For Yourself at Grandmas Happy Fist
Martial Arts School (video) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1739
Would You Pay More to Watch UFC on Fuel TV? . . . . . . . . 1760
10 Ways to Work Out at Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1763
Womens Self-Defense: The only prerogative for fighting? . . . 1766
Pack your bags. Were going on a guilt trip! . . . . . . . . . . 1772
Why me? First, sitting pretty on a fence. Next, trying not to get
kicked in the face by a pointy shoe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1773
UFC on Fuel Oliveiras Reverse Calf Slicer (Gracie Breakdown) 1778
Doggie Tweets: Gate left open. Still in yard. #justsaying . . . . 1779
Diaz and Rousey share the finer points of grappling ahead of
UFC 143 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1780
In Your Corner: What old beliefs and habits do you need to give
up? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1781
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Samurai Raccoon Meets Samurai Katana from NatGeos Fight
Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1784
Cyberbullying: Are Jerks the Future of the Internet? (infographic) 1783
Womens MMA in the Olympics? Strikeforce Fighters Miesha
Tate and Ronda Rousey Respond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1788
Dropping In: A guide to visiting an MMA gym . . . . . . . . . 1791
Contender Rousey Favored 4 to 1 Over Champion Tate . . . . . 1796
UFCs Brittney Palmer is Getting Lots of (Playboy) Exposure . . 1799
Whitney Houston, Deeply Missed, I Will Always Love You . 1801
Crossing language barriers: If I could talk to animals, I wonder
what Id say . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1803
Some fish just want to get caught . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1804
Special Treat: Quinton Rampage Jackson hanging out in
Tokyo with Ariel Helwani . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1803
In A Bad Position: When Someone Asks You to Lie . . . . . . . 1807
Super Fight League 1 Full Fight Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1810
In A Bad Position: When Someone Says Just sign my signature
for me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1811
In A Bad Position: Asked For A Raise Whole Team Replaced 1813
Miesha Tate Wants A Rematch With Ronda Rousey, Not Sarah
Kaufman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1818
In A Bad Position: Horse Steps On His Foot Man Punches
Horse Gets Disqualified . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1821
In A Bad Position: Recognize When Youre In An Unwinnable
War . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1824
How to Spot a Lie the Moment Its Spoken . . . . . . . . . . . . 1827
In a Bad Position: My Ideas Arent Respected By My Boss . . . 1829
Did Playing a Bully in Harry Potter Series Warp Actor Who
Now Faces Two Years Jail Time? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1834
In A Bad Position: Hitting ReTweet or Like Can Interfere
with Your Job and Your Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1837
The Best Food and Drink With Anti-Aging Properties . . . . . . 1840
Visiting Foreign Countries and Eating Something Called Poo . 1842
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Reason Season Lifetime
Monday, August l7, 2009
Youve probably seen this bejore. Everyone recoqnizes that people pass
throuqh our lives leavinq a bit oj themselves behind. Read it aqain and
keep it in mind as we look at what beinq happy means. Sadness is, oj
course, the opposite oj happiness and once you work your way throuqh
it, is just as delicious jor your heart.
Friendship lasts for a reason, season or a lifetime
People come to your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you
figure out which it is, you know exactly what to do. When someone is in
your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed
outwardly or inwardly. They have come to assist you through a difficulty,
or to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emo-
tionally, or even spiritually. They may seem like a godsend to you, and they
are. They are there for a reason, you need them to be. Then, without any
wrong doing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say
or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die,
Sometimes they just walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to
take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire
fulfilled. Their work is done. The prayer you sent has been answered. Its
time to move on.
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When people come to your life for a SEASON, its because your turn has
come to share, grow, or learn. They bring an experience of peace or make
you laugh. They teach you something youve never done. They give you
an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it! It is real! But, only for a season.
And like Spring turns to Summer and Summer to Fall, the season eventually
ends.
LIFETIME relationships teach you a lifetime of lessons. Things you build
upon for a solid emotional foundation. Accept the lesson, love the person
and put what youve learned to use in all other relationships and areas in
your life.
It is said that love is blind, but friendship is clairvoyant. Thank you for
being part of my life
Author Unknown
www.thatgirlisfunny.com
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faith coupIed with action: Notes From the
Universe
Tuesday, August l8, 2009
Mike Dooley is one o[ my mosr [ovorire people in rne wnole worlJ. I loo|
[orworJ ro rne Note jrom the Universe rnor ne senJs ro my emoil box [ive
Joys o wee|. Here is on exomple o[ one o[ nis nores. I[ you li|e wnor you
see, siqn up or nis websire. Irs [ree!
Yesterday I watched a small bird, flying very fast, disappear into the canopy
of an oak tree. So dense were its leaves that it was impossible to see what
happened next, though I can tell you it remained inside.
I wondered how the little bird found its opening through the leaves at such
a speed, and then managed to gently align its fragile body on the branch it
chose to land upon, all within a fraction of a second. Not to mention the
impossible to imagine flying maneuvers required: the banking, the curling,
the vertical and horizontal stabilizations, the deceleration and landing.
Memory? Calculation? Not in that tiny brain. Instinct? Maybe, but how
does instinct know which way the branches of a tree have grown when no
two are the same?
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That little bird just knew. It had faith, in spite of not being able to see how
things would work out, that if (and only if) it stayed the course the details
would be taken care of, that an opening would appear and a twig would
be found. In fact, had she slowed down enough to carefully and logically
inspect the tree first, the prudent thing to do, she would have lost her lift
and fallen to the ground.
Kind of like reaching for your dreams. Neither memory, nor calculating,
nor instincts are the deciding factors, but faith coupled with action.
Tallyho,
The Universe
Mike is one of the featured speakers inthe Secret. If you havent seen
this movie yet, treat yourself to 23 minutes (grab a snack and put your feet
up) to be reminded ofThe Law oj Attraction.
Mike Dooley, Thoughts Become Things, www.tut.com
jollow Cheryl on Twitter www.twitter.com/thatqirlisjunny
join Cheryl on That Girl is FunnyI jan paqe on www.jacebook.com
email: cherylQthatgirlisfunny.com
Cheryl Ragsdale enjoys making life fun. Sometimes, mellowpleases her.
Usually, grunge works. Mostly, laughing is whats needed. Whatever your
mood, youll find something interesting on www.thatgirlisfunny.com
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The Secret: A 25 Minute Snippet of the
OriginaI Movie
Tuesday, August l8, 2009
Mike Dooley the Secret
Mike Dooley is one of the featured speakers in the Secret. If you havent
seen this movie yet, treat yourself to 23 minutes (grab a snack and put your
feet up) to be reminded of The Law oj Attraction.
Mike Dooley, Thoughts Become Things, www.tut.com
jollow Cheryl on Twitter www.twitter.com/thatqirlisjunny
join Cheryl on That Girl is FunnyI jan paqe on www.jacebook.com
email: cherylQthatgirlisfunny.com
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Cheryl Ragsdale enjoys making life fun. Sometimes, mellowpleases her.
Usually, grunge works. Mostly, laughing is whats needed. Whatever your
mood, youll find something interesting on www.thatgirlisfunny.com
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Wow! Thats BeautifuI!
Tuesday, August l8, 2009
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
I rounded a familiar corner and was surprised to see only one lane of traffic
where normally there are two. What happened? Theres no construction.
As I waited for the light to change, I noticed a student driver sign promi-
nently displayed on the roof of a car ahead of me. When the light changed,
I watched the student driver make a wide arc and painfully navigate the left
turn. I thought to myself, Good grief. Have you ever seen anyone drive? I
pulled alongside and glanced over. The driver, a man with some years on
him, sat in the drivers seat beaming. He looked like he was having the time
of his life! I instantly forgave him for the delay at the traffic light.
As I arrived at my destination, I misjudged the curb and scraped my rim.
Oh, no. I got out of the car cursing myself for being clumsy and not paying
attention. After a minute, I calmed down. Its just a rim, Cheryl.
Grandmother with Child photo by Stephen Adcox
Just a rim thats no longer perfect. I thought back to the student driver. His
imperfect left turn, him straddling both lanes and getting in everyones
way. If he hadnt made that crazy turn, I would have missed out on a
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moment of pure pleasure. A beautiful grin lighting up the face of a man
absolutely delighted with learning how to drive.
Stephen Adcox is a professional photographer. He takes beautiful pho-
tos and shares the best ones with his friends. I send out a picture a week
and have done so for over four years.
His passion is to see, capture and share beauty. I look for Beauty all the
time in the words I read, in the people I know and in the world around me.
Its become a way of life for me. I see pictures everywhere. Im constantly
looking, seeing and saying Wow, thats beautiful!
Stephen points out where beauty is to help others adjust their point of view:
For years I thought everyone could see as I do. Ive realized that when
I mention something Im seeing to others, they arent aware of it. Almost
like it isnt even there for them until I mention it.
What did you notice that was beautiful today? Give yourself a minute
to reflect on what you appreciate and what you find beautiful. It will
do your heart good.
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Heidi and Chakas ExceIIent Adventure
Tuesday, August l8, 2009
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Want to hang out with Heidi and Chaka for a day? Take a look
Like most guys,Chaka is perfectly happy hanging out watching football
and basketball on TV. Heidi, his girlfriend (and my favorite hairdresser)
wants to expand her horizons and try new things. Its the summer! Lets
spend time outside. What about hiking? What about fishing? Lets do
something else for a change! Im BORED!
at the bus stop leaving the city
And away we go!
Chaka, being a good sport, agrees to hike the Ponkapoag Trail and go fishing
with Heidi.
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at the start of the Ponkapoag Trail
Heidi looks very comfortable. Hmm, maybe this isnt her first
time fishing.
Heidi showing girls can fish too!
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Chaka found some interesting bait.
Chaka holding interesting bait
Finally! A fish took the bait!
Chaka introducing his fish
An excellent adventure successfully completed!
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Heidis relaxing and chillin with some vino
Stepping out of your comfort zone and trying new things is great exercise
for your happiness muscle. Be prepared! You might run into a few snags
along the way. Things dont always go smoothly. Figuring out what to do
keeps life fun and interesting. How about taking a break from your normal
routine and doing something youve been wanting to try? It will put a
smile on your face and give you something interesting to talk about with
your friends instead of complaining about being BORED! Go fishing!
Have you had an excellent adventure lately? Share your photos with
us! Wed love to see what youre up to. Give us an intimate look into your
life like Chaka and Heidi did.
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forgive yourseIf: the yeIIow caution tape
Tuesday, August l8, 2009
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
I arrived a few minutes late in order to miss four minutes of jumping rope
in my boxing class. The trick is to walk in urgently like I didnt mean for
it to happen. Pat, our instructor, led us through challenging drills for just
under an hour and I left drenched in sweat.
forgive yourself
Yellowcaution tape! That wasnt there on my way in. I looked up to see fire
trucks and a charred building. OMG! What happened? Everything changed
in the space of one hour. A fire started and was extinguished. An insurance
adjuster was already on the scene taking notes.
I take for granted the systems that are in place to handle stuff when it hap-
pens. Everything made all neat and tidy while we were in class, oblivious
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to something devastating going on next door. Fires are fascinating, unless,
of course, its your house burning down.
The structure will be repaired. Decisions will be made by people who know
exactly what to do. Everything organized with plans, action steps and time-
lines.
Someones regret wont be so easy to handle. That moment of looking away
or losing focus and the ball is missed or someone lands one smack on your
chin or a fire starts. Was it my fault? Did I cause that? But the phone
rang and so IIf only I hadntmaybe it was electrical and it was no ones
faultexcept for the nagging doubtI should have known.
We dont have procedures for managing guilt, regret, fear or anger. Usually,
we spend time sorting out who or what is to blame. Who is responsible for
this mess? How do we prevent it from happening again? Then, the hard
part, forgiving everyone involved.
We all have lists of people who dont deserve to be forgiven. We love to
engage others in our point of view about how horrible so-and-so is. What
could we do instead?
Let someone off the hook and forgive them. How? Stop repeating the
story. Youve already told usover and over again.
Stop listening to other people repeating their stories. Change the subject.
Walk away. Break the habit.
Forgive yourself for something. Permission to heal is granted. Imagine
the ripple effect your smile will cause.
Grab hold and celebrate life today. Maybe youll even start laughing for no
reason at all.
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I Jumped Off the Roof!
Wednesday, August l9, 2009
Adventures in living a healthy, juicy life
Guest Post by Lois Bolton
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Lois Bolton
Cmon, its GREAT! Its so much FUN! Were right here. Well catch you.
Youll be fine. Just jump! You dont knowwhat youre missing. See? Were
all right here for you. The kids coached and cajoled me, their faces glowing
with life.
One by one, they took their turn to have a swing. Someone on the ground
would throw the rope up to them, theyd hold on tight, and just jump off the
roof, clinging onto the rope and propping their feet on the knot. Wheeee!
I was 14 and afraid of heights. A ladder leaned against the garage. It was
all I could do, really, just to follow them up onto the roof. I sat up there,
all quivery and with sweaty hands. (My hands are damp now, just remem-
bering!) This was a big thing for me. I made it to the roof! So high off the
ground! Whew! Deep breath.
I tried to get off the roof the same way I got up, but that was impossible
because I couldnt see where the ladder was. The only way down was to
follow all the others, and jump. No way could I EVER do that! My arms
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arent strong. My feet wont find the knot. It was hard enough just getting
to the top of the garage! OK for them to jump off into oblivion, but I was
proud just having got to where I sat.
In an instant, I saw this rope swing like a wild fairground ride. Many
had gone before me and they survived. It looked scary, but it also looked
exhilarating and FUN. All I had to do was hold on tight to the rope not
think about it and jump.
I managed to stand up on the edge of the roof. I grabbed hold of that thick
rope too fat to get my hands around and held on for dear life. After
counting to three in my head, I just emptied my mind and stepped off the
roof.
Wow! It was GREAT!! I had never felt so amazing in my life, swinging
back and forth on that rope, nor more grateful to eventually reach solid
ground. That experience has always been a touchstone for me. Whenever
something paralyzes me with fear, I say to myself, Hey! Have other people
done this and lived?
All there is to do is hold on tight and jump!
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Lois Bolton
We love to hear jrom youI Please leave your comments about takinq risks
risks youve taken or maybe even, risks that youve been puttinq ojj
takinq.
Lois Bolton is a guest contributor to www.thatgirlisfunny.com She lives
in Cardiff, Wales, UK
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Why is twitter good? I Iike facebook better!
Wednesday, August l9, 2009
Signing onto twitter was easy enough, but after spending a few minutes
reading other peoples tweets, I didnt see what all the fuss was about. I
love facebook! Its so easy. Its so clear. Who are all of these strangers and
what are they talking about? I got confused.
For Good Tweets, Follow Me on Twitter!
But I didnt give up. I invested time and $13 in Joel Comms most recent
social media book called twitter power. He walked me through twitter
nation step by step. His most brilliant suggestion, the one that parted the
clouds for me, was to download tweetdeck, a desktop manager for twitter.
It was free to install. Free is good. I liked that idea!
OMG! Organization. Everything laid out in 4 columns including face-
book! Beautiful! Next thing you know, Im tweeting back and forth with
people Ive never met. I even tweeted with famous people. No, Im not
saying who you had to be there.
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Things happen fast on twitter. Its like being at a party and having a conver-
sation with someone. You hang around until you get bored (or they do) and
then you move on to the next person. No hard feelings. Its great. What a
difference! Before, I couldnt figure out howto have conversations develop
just by looking at the long pages of tweets inside twitter world.
The most interesting people to follow are sharing whats happening in their
lives. Some people share links to stuff they like. People discuss their
projects or whatever it is theyre selling. Just read the tweets youre in-
terested in reading. The opportunity exists to find people who want to talk
about random topics that I like to talk about, but no one else around me
does. Its cool! You can share your passion with like-minded people. You
can talk to old friends and make some new ones.
Nothing on twitter is private. And you really do have to hit the reply to
button or type in the recipients address or else the message goes onto the
general timeline and the person you were sending the message to might not
see it. I dont know how youd ever see it without tweetdeck. Oh, and
speaking of seeing things, scroll down to the bottom of the page to see
my live tweet feed. Yup, thats me. Tweeting away. Next time, Im in
deep conversation with someone famous, what I say will showup there. But
you have to be here to see it! So check back often! Or maybe, by now, Ive
convinced you to open your own twitter account. If thats true for you, then
please follow me! Enter my name, Cheryl Ragsdale, or thatgirlisfunny
to find me on www.twitter.com Then you and I can chat live!
This isnt something I would have figured out on my own. I just would have
stuck with facebook. Now, my worlds are expanding with access to both.
Join us! Sign up for twitter today! Its free!
I plugged in the widgets that Joel recommended to my
www.thatgirlisfunny.com blog. Some of them, I liked. Some, I didnt.
You can see the results here on this page. Press the green tweet button, if
you got to this page because you saw a tweet link that brought you here.
Thats called re-tweeting. LOL! That counter lets us know how many
times weve been tweeted.
Please help us succeed in our mission to spread love and laughter
around the globe. 3ust think, because you tweeted, someone, some-
where, is smiling and laughing.Pay it forward. Be the ripple that
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reaches out and changes someones life. Be generous. Share yourself
and share us. Please tweet our posts.
One last thing, what are you learning thats new today? What
abouttwitter?
Go public: We love comments! Please leave one telling us what new
things youre trying out.
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Dont Tweet and Drive!
Wednesday, August l9, 2009
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
I never know what to say to people who are doing obviously stupid things.
By that I mean, obviously stupid in my opinion. What could be so important
that people risk their lives and everyone elses to text while driving?
dont tweet and drive!
Are they worried that too much time will pass and theyll miss out on an
interesting conversation? Hello! Youll have other conversations! If
you live long enough to get where youre going, someone else will talk to
you.
Are they worried to let time pass between messages because they fear they
wont keep another persons attention unless they respond right now! Be
more interesting!
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Look, I love tweeting as much as anybody. Recently, I wrote a post to
help people get up and running on twitter quickly. But dont tweet
and drive!
According to Matt Richtels recent article on www.nytimes.com a recent
study showed that 30% of drivers aged 16 24 text while behind the wheel
of their car. He didnt mention it, but I think the other 30% were probably
texting and didnt hear the question.
AAA did a poll with results that showed many drivers know the risks of
texting while driving and do it anyway.
Matts article cites an 18 month study that video-taped long-haul truck
drivers texting while driving. In the moments before a crash or near
crash, drivers typically spent nearly five seconds looking at their de-
vices enough time at typical highway speeds to cover more than the
length of a football field.
Whatever happened to CB radios? Breaker One-Nine, you gotta smokey
on your tail. No need to take your eyes off the road. 10 4 back door,
I think that meant thank you.
Someone spent $6 million so that TomDingus, director of the Virginia Tech
Institute, could tell us, You should never do this, (texting while driving).
It should be illegal.
Tom, I could have saved someone some money if you had just met me for
lunch. For the price of a super-size Mickey Ds #2 with a Diet Coke, I could
have told you that.
All of us have something at least one thing that we do thats stupid.
Heres mine: I ignore warning lights in my car. For instance, the tire
pressure light came on during a thunderstorm when I was driving back
from New York City Thanksgiving weekend. I wonder what that light
means?
I ignored it until I got to Connecticut. Im lucky to still be alive! Ill spare
you the details.
Forget trying to change someone elses stupid habit. Whats something
that you do a potentially life-threatening thing that you do that you will
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consider stopping. When you move, people around you move too. Be the
change. Stop the madness!
I, Cheryl Raqsdale, declare that as soon as I notice a warninq liqht in my
car, I will pull over and jind out what my car is tryinq to tell me. Even ij
it makes me late.
What are you willing to declare? Your newhabit might cause someone else
to change something that makes their life work better too.
We love your comments! Please share your thoughts with us.
Go public: Write your declaration in the comment box.
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Swimming in Deep Water at Night: Jaws
Revisited
Wednesday, August l9, 2009
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Taking Risksremember the post Lois Bolton, guest writer, wrote about
her adventures with the rope swing when she was a little girl? Well, take a
look at this video if you need more encouragement to explore life and take
on new challenges.
Dr. Lucky Meisenheimer loves to swim across the deep lake behind his
house in Florida. This time, he does it at night joined by 90 other people!
Dr. Lucky created an opportunity to conquer his fear of shark attacks, but
hes not doing it on his own. In the summer of 1973, the movie JAWS
terrorized nearly everyone who sawit. After watching the movie, Dr. Lucky
says he got so scared he was afraid to swim in a swimming pool! Watch this
video to see how it all turned outthere might be alligators in that lake!
Watch this video: Swimming in Deep Water at Night
Dr. Lucky Meisenheimer is an unusual person. Besides being a dermatol-
ogist, Lucky made it into Ripleys Believe Ir or Nor for swimming half
a mile with his foot in his mouth. He authored the seminal book on Yo-Yo
collecting Luc|ys Collecrors GuiJe ro 20rn Cenrury Yo-Yos. Hes been
quoted or has appeared in over 18 publications ranging from the Annols
o[ Lmerqency MeJicine to FienJ Moqozine to Swimminq WorlJ and even
theWoll Srreer Journol.
Want to learn more about Lucky?
You can meet Dr. Lucky Meisenheimer on www.growingbolder.com, a
website community dedicated to highlighting people aging boldly.
What makes you interesting? What do you do that other people consider
unusual? Dear Boomers, are you aging boldly? Share your thoughts
with us in the comments section. We want to know!
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JAWS chumming for sharks
Boomers, if youre struggling to think of something interesting that you
do, maybe its time to break out of your normal routine and try something
new. It doesnt have to be major. It doesnt have to be time-consuming.
What can you do today thats different from what you normally do? Be
Bold! Take a risk! Conquer a fear!
Please share with us in the comments sectioneven if you only thought
about doing it and then chickened out. Talking about it is halfway to getting
it done. Be fearless. Go public.
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Guy Starts Dance Party at Music FestivaI
Wednesday, August l9, 2009
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Spontaneous. Whats your reaction to that word?
Do you mean like spontaneous combustion, Cheryl?
No, grasshopper. I mean like spontaneous fun. Like unexpected look at
me Im dancing in the middle of the street kind of fun. Gene Kelly did it
in that movie, Sinqin in rne Roin. Heres a video of a tough guy dancing
in the middle of the road somewhere in the UK.
Quinton Rampage 3acksondancing
What would it take for youto do something silly just because it makes you
or someone else laugh?
Look at this guy in our next video. Being completely caught up in the mo-
ment and enjoying himself without worrying what anyone else was think-
ing.
He created a really special 3 minutes for everyone who saw it and for the
people watching (over 1.3 million times) this Guy Starts Dance Party
video on youtube.
Ive Got to be Unstoppable
SonroqolJ per[orminq Unsroppoble [or FM94.9s InJepenJence Jom or
Sournwesrern Colleqe, Cnulo Visro, CA
3 minutes of his precious life. Its not like he sat down and thought
hmmmhow do I get millions of people to give me their undivided at-
tention for 3 minutes. He just did his thing and people joined in. He gave
a gift to the world. I qorro be unsroppoble, I qorro be unsroppoble, ney,
ney, ney.
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Gene Kelly Dancin and Singin in the Rain
Im dancing around just thinking about it.
Speaking of which, wouldnt it be funny if you recorded yourself doing
your happy dance and then sent it to me? That would be unusual.
Remember Dr. Lucky from our JAWSRevisited post?
Lucky would do it. Hed probably send a video doing loop-de-loops with
his yo-yo standing knee deep in lake water (you gotta read the post about
Lucky if that makes no sense to you).
Ill choose the most interesting, most fun ones and share them here on Flip
Kick Listen. Come on!! Follow in the footsteps of Rampage and Mr.
Unstoppable. Send me some video! Be Bold! Take a risk! Conquer a
fear!
Whats that, grasshopper? Youre kind of uptight? Feeling a little stiff
and self-conscious? All the more reason for you to do itI bet something
miraculous happens as a result of you making a video and sharing it.
Youre kind of uptight? Feeling a little stiff and self-conscious?
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Please share your thoughts in the comments section (halfway down the page
on the right hand side of this post) even if you only thought about doing
it and then chickened out. Talking about it is halfway to getting it done. Be
fearless. Go public. Send me a video of you dancing.
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How I Met Four UFC Fighters
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, beqin it. Boldness has
qenius, power, and maqic in it. Beqin it now. Goethe
Kenny Florian, UFC Fighter, and Cheryl Ragsdale
Last year, during the summer, someone challenged me to set a crazy goal
something I didnt think was achievable. After giving it some thought, I
came up with one. Im a huge fan of Mixed Martial Arts, particularly fight-
ers from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) franchise. Laughing,
I told my friends my goal is to meet 4 Ultimate Fighters before my next
birthday around 12 weeks away.
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Jorge Rivera, UFC fighter, and Cheryl Ragsdale
I made my list: Jorge el Conquistador Rivera, Kenny KenFlo Florian,
Marcus the Irish Hand Grenade Davis and Matt the Terror Serra. Three
of these fighters live in Massachusetts. Matt lives in NY. Just for fun, I
added Forrest Griffin to the list.
I googled 3orge Rivera. USMMA in Bellingham, popped up.
HmmBellingham is about an hour from me. I giggled as I sent him an
email, never expecting to hear back from him. A day later, I did! He was
gracious and invited me down to try out one of the classes at his gym.
I drove down to Bellingham and trained with Jorge. It was awesome! After
class, I asked Jorge if I could have my picture taken with him I needed
proof, otherwise no one would believe me. Then he said, stick around,
TapouTs coming.
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TapouT showed up!
Skyskrape, Mask and Punkass watching guys sparring
What?! I was already giddy from meeting Jorge. I looked up and guess
who was coming through the door! Skyskrape, Mask and Punkass, the
guys from the Spike TV show, TapouT! With my mouth hanging open,
I waved at Skyskrape and watched as a camera crew came in followed by
two of the fighters they were filming plus a fighter Id seen on another TV
series, The Ultimate Fighter, Patrick Schultz. Well, that was easy!
Even though I hadnt met the specific fighters on my list, I considered my
goal achieved and thought about what I could do next to increase the chal-
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lenge. Several people suggested that I sign up for a martial arts class. Why
would I do that? I was already taking boxing lessons.
I googled martial arts schools in Boston. I started visiting and taking free
classes. I liked it! Which art shall I choose? Jiu Jitsu seemed to be the
most gentle and least damaging since I was already practicing my striking
skills.
My friend, Orion, told me that Keith Florian and his brother, Kenny Florian,
were planning to open a new school during the month of August. I headed
down to check it out. I met Keith and Ana and really liked their vibe. I felt
at home. I signed up. Turns out, I was their first female student. I created
a new long term goal to be Florian Martial Arts Centers (FloMACs) first
female student to earn a black belt.
Cheryl Ragsdale and Din Thomas, UFC Fighter
Different fighters show up to train with Kenny, like UFC fighter,Marcus
Davis, for instance. He visits FloMAC from time to time. Remember, he
was third on the list. A woman named Josephine started taking classes
with us. Shes a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Guess who she trained under
in NY? Matt the Terror Serra! Close enough.
What about Forrest Griffin? Forrest fought AndersonSilva at UFC 101
on August 8
th
. And I was there!! Anderson is ranked as one of the
top three, pound for pound, MMA fighters in the world. Even more excit-
ing than the Anderson Forrest bout was the Kenny Florian B3 Penn
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fight. As of this writing, BJ is still the current UFC Lightweight Cham-
pion. Kenny is continuing his quest to bring that championship belt home
to Boston. Go Kenny!! It was a great fight!
Patrick Cote, UFC Fighter and Cheryl Ragsdale
I treasure being around people who set goals and have something to strive
for that other people think is crazy or impossible. Having goals gives you
something interesting to talk about. People get inspired listening to your
updates as you advance towards your goal. Being happy is infectious!
Being happy is sexy!
Whats something interesting that you could definitely commit to as a goal
to work towards?
Unril one is commirreJ, rnere is nesironcy, rne cnonce ro Jrow boc|. Con-
cerninq oll ocrs o[ iniriorive (onJ creorion), rnere is one elemenrory rrurn
rnor, iqnoronce o[ wnicn, |ills counrless iJeos onJ splenJiJ plons: that the
moment one dejinitely commits oneselj, then Providence moves too. All
sorts oj thinqs occur that would never have occurred. Awhole streamoj
events issues jrom the decision, raisinq in ones javor, all manner oj un-
joreseen incidents and meetinqs and material assistance, which no man
could have dreamed would have come his way. Wnorever you con Jo, or
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Jreom you con Jo, beqin ir. BolJness nos qenius, power, onJ moqic in ir.
Beqin ir now. Goethe
It doesnt have to be huge. Just remembering to laugh and have fun every
day builds your happiness muscle. Please share your thoughts in the com-
ments section. Talking about it is halfway to getting it done. Be fearless.
Go public. Write one of your goals in the comments box.
Cheryl Ragsdale
email: cherylQthatgirlisfunny.com
Cheryl Ragsdale enjoys making life fun. Sometimes, mellow pleases her.
Usually, grunge works. Mostly, laughing is whats needed. Whatever your
mood, youll find something interesting on www.thatgirlisfunny.com
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Cant Get Enough of BiII Shannon aka
Crutch
Friday, August 2l, 2009
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Meet Bill Shannon aka Crutch, Dance Master and Choreographer. Wait
till you see his video!
Bill Shannon Top Rocking old school hand style utilizing Shannon Tech-
nique for Dance on Crutches in a saddle to wrist-hi-mid split. photo by
Brian Cummings
I have trouble balancing on one leg. Im not mad about it and it doesnt stop
me fromdoing anything I want to do. I understand that if I practice standing
on one leg, my muscles will adjust and support me. But what I want to know
is how did Bill Shannon figure that out? Bill is disciplined and doesnt give
up. When he was a kid, who watched himpractice and fail and fall down
and get back up again? Can you imagine being that unwilling to give up?
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Can you imagine being the one watching him practice? Bill, be careful!
OMG! Bill, what are you doing?!
Li|e one in every 1,200 cnilJren, Bill Shannnon nos o bilorerol nip Je[or-
miry nis nips orenr rounJ, onJ purrinq pressure on rnemcreores swellinq.
Since rne oqe o[ [ive, nes been usinq crurcnes, onJ by now, ne consiJers
rnem be on exrension o[ nis boJy. InsreoJ o[ [eelinq nonJicoppeJ, Snonnon
nos rurneJ wol|inq on crurcnes inro on orr [orm! In rnis viJeo, worcn Bill
ro|e ir ro rne srreer, Jonce, s|ore onJ more oll ro cnollenqe imoqes o[
Jisobiliry rnrouqn per[ormonce orr. On rne srreers, rney coll nim Crurcn.
Daily Good, 20 August 2009 www.dailygood.org
Bill shares his thoughts about life on his blog, www.whatiswhat.com He
has danced and performed all over the world. Out of the spotlight, Bill
explains what its like for him to enter a crowded subway car and have no
one vacate a seat for him to sit down. This story shares how labeling and
defining the phenomena Weight of Empathy is empowering to me and
helps me frame past experiences of it.
ONCE UPON A TIME
I boarded a packed subway car during rush hour with my crutches, skate-
board, a heavy bag of books, laptop and camera. I wanted to sit down, but
there were no available seats and no one offering a seat.
I stood for a bit and then to relieve the weight on my arms and hips, I put
my skateboard down, wheels to the floor, and sat down on the board. The
commotion of my sitting down on my board alerted people that I wanted to
sit down.
While seeing me standing was bearable or unnoticed, seeing me sit on the
floor was for some, insufferable.
I would never ask for a seat fromthe people seated as I had with me a perfect
alternative that would not displace anyone. Furthermore, it is often that the
first to stand is the weakest and, therefore, has a more intimate knowledge
of what it means to struggle. In real terms, the old lady will stand before
the young man because she knows more intimately what it means to need a
seat.
Anyway, upon sitting on my board several people immediately offered me
their seats which I immediately declined by gesturing with a smile and a
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wave. For many this denial of their offer was enough to go back to their
reading or staring into nothingness, but some would not be denied so eas-
ily.
I felt it begin as a man stood up from his seat and left it empty and im-
plored me with repeated gestures to sit in his seat. His wife, while he stood
and stared at me, was also smiling and scooting out of the way further and
moving her bags to allow my safe passage.
Again I repeated my no indications and gestures. Still, they both stared at
me, along with seemingly the whole car full of people, as if in disbelief that
I was still refusing their kind empathy. The seat remained a gaping empty
space as time began to crawl and all eyes were on me.
I was expected to fall into line, graciously stand and take the seat.. The
WEIGHT OF EMPATHY at this moment was crushing me. The reality
of my situation was that I was more comfortable remaining sitting on my
board. I felt that the effort to stand up, lift my bag up over my shoulder,
popup my skateboard and walk to the seat being offered after going through
the effort of sitting down in the first place was more difficult and uncom-
fortable than just remaining seated until arriving at my stop.
Yet here they are staring at me as if theres something the matter with me for
not reciprocating. I realize that this is a situation where I am now expected
to explain myself. I now owe the kind man and his considerate wife an ex-
planation. Im supposed to announce my logic to them. I have to point out
here that Im expected to explain myself to perfect strangers in a multitude
of contexts on a cumulative basis all day, everyday and that even the act of
explaining becomes a burden.
So now, I have to decide. Do I go through the banality of another expla-
nation of my complex disability based utilitarian logic to some complete
stranger who is feeling wronged and may not even comprehend what I am
saying or alternately do I ignore them beyond my no thank you indications
and tell myself its just another Weight Of Empathy and it will be over
soon. I have chosen the latter.
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DOGLEG FREEZE, Shannon Technique 2007, Serbia
Sitting on the floor of the train and looking at the eyes of my fellow pas-
sengers as I refused to stand, I wondered if it was maybe just that I sat on
the floor that the floor is a dirty place. Never mind that I am a skater and
come out of a hiphop love of the floor. I will dance no matter how dirty.
Its a cultural thing. I dont consider the ground dirty, I consider bleach
dirty. It just occurred to me that some art is so high, its just gone. Maybe
this is what I should call this entire body of conceptual artgone with the
moment. Weight of Empathy 1S May 2009 www.whatiswhat.com
*****
HmmmI may not be able to balance on one leg, but Im really good to
have along for the ride in a subway car. My ability to move strangers out
of their seats is legendary. With one quick, sharp, non-verbal look from
me, people scatter like mice when the lights come on. You know the look,
youve thrown it yourself. That parental school teacher boss look that
says, Gentlemen, youre not moving fast enough!
Suddenly, there are plenty of seats to choose from.
God gave us all gifts. Gifts, sometimes disguised as problems. Discipline
is a daily choice: Practice. Get it right. Get it wrong. Repeat. We love
your comments! Please share your thoughts with us.
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Cheryl Ragsdale
Uh, oh. If you see this look, dont just give up your seat. Probably best to
get off the train.
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Rock the Ink: Miss Tattoo Competition 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
This weekend I had an opportunity to confront my notions about people who
have tattoos. I dont mean one or two tattoos. I mean like body coverage
tattoos. I didnt know I had issues with tattoos until I arrived at Rock the
Ink expecting a Jiu Jitsu tournament.
I drove down to Providence to support the guys from my Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
martial arts school in a No Gi (shirts optional) Grappling Tournament.
Ive been to a tournament before. I thought I knew what to expect.
Miss Tattoo Contestant
Walking into the venue, I noticed several police officers, lots of pink hair,
men dressed all in black, a whole lot of tattoos, signs that said No Colors
and Japanese anime style clothing on the girls. I wonder where theyre
going? Maybe theres a concert around here today.
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I worried, as we all headed in the same direction. AmI in the wrong place?
How did I make this mistake?
I bought a ticket, confirming with the agent that I was where I was supposed
to be. Going up the escalator with the tattoo people, I got nervous. Im not
used to being around people with lots of tattoos. I have thoughts about what
those kind of people are like.
Rock the Ink: Man with Mohawk and Tattoos with his girl
As we all headed to the same turnstile, I really got nervous. OK, I said to
the security guard. Im here for a grappling competition. Are all of these
people here for the same thing?
Yes, he said and continued taking tickets.
I approached the main door. As I crossed the threshold, I bounced off an in-
visible force field. Light dawned as I realized what Rock the Ink meant.
I approached the security guard again. Hey! Theres no grappling contest
in there! Everybodys getting tattoos!
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Rock the Ink: man getting a tattoo
Patiently, he turned me around, and guided me back to the door. Go
straight down this aisle. At the end, turn left. Youll find what youre look-
ing for.
Be brave, little soldier, I thought to myself as I adjusted my clothing and
squared my shoulders. I went in.
Rock the Ink: Woman with Tattoos helping a customer
Suddenly fascinated by the sound of whirring needles, I made my way down
the aisle.
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Rock the Ink: Woman tattoo Artist
Yikes! I covered my arms protectively, feeling like a blank canvas. At the
end of the aisle, on the left, the grappling tournament was in full swing.
Miss Tattoo Contestants
To the right, another kind of contest was taking place. Miss Tattoo! I
walked over to take a look.
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Rock the Ink: Miss Tattoo Contestants
Im reminded of another time, I got self-righteous about something. I was
visiting my friend, Bill. He showed me some photos of his favorite hobby
fishing. He had horrible dead fish, stuffed and hanging on the walls. I
rolled my eyes. He pointed out a couple of small prints he was especially
proud of.
I put my glasses on and squinted trying to see what was going on in
the photo. Oh, thats nice. Theyre pulling those whales back into the
ocean.
No, Cheryl. Theyre chopping them up while theyre still fresh. Bill
explained.
My head whipped around. Thats disgusting.
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Miss Tattoo Contestant with Companion
Bill listened patiently to my heated opinion and then offered me lunch. I
have tuna or roast beef.
I said tuna and he started laughing. And what is so funny about that?
How do you think tuna got in the can, Cheryl?
I never really thought about it to tell the truth. I laughed too as I realized my
own hypocrisy. Imhappy to eat meat, fish or chicken as long as I dont have
to be the one killing it, preserving it and wrapping it up in cellophane.
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Miss Tattoo Contestant
*****
And now, there I was at Rock the Ink learning another lesson about
judging people based on appearances. No, I didnt get any tattoos. Happy
to admire other peoples and keep my body as a No Tat zone.
What notions are keeping you from trying new things? Look what I
would have missed if I hadnt walked through that door. Fear and
lack of trust stop us from learning and growing. Experiment! Try
something new! Have a conversation with someone unusual. Then
tell us about it! We want to know! Please leave your comments on
this page. Maybe youll inspire someone to do something they wouldnt
have done without you going first. How cool is that?
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Cheryl Ragsdale enjoys making life fun. Sometimes, mellowpleases her.
Usually, grunge works. Mostly, laughing is whats needed. Whatever your
mood, youll find something interesting on www.thatgirlisfunny.com
PS Ill tell you about this Harley Davidson photo some other time.
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Misreading SignaIs: Yes! No! Maybeugh!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Charlie, we need to talk about Lucy and that stupid football.
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Salzwedel, Germany: Love-struck pensioner travels 130 miles in
wheelchair to propose but is rescued by police after offer is rejected.
www.dailymail.co.uk
A JisobleJ pensioner rrovelleJ 1S0 miles in nis wneelcnoir ro propose ro
nis qirl[rienJ, bur noJ ro be rescueJ by police on nis woy nome o[rer nis
o[[er wos rejecreJ. He nopeJ ro win rne neorr o[ o 66-yeor-olJ wiJow ne
mer on noliJoy.
Despire rne epic rrip, ir roo| jusr rwo minures [or rne womon ro rell nim ne
wos wosrinq nis rime. RejecreJ onJ [orlorn, ne beqon rne lonely journey
nome. Un[orrunorely, os ne posseJ o corn[ielJ, nis wneelcnoir couqnr in o
rur onJ ne wos senr [lyinq.
He monoqeJ ro conrocr police usinq nis mobile pnone onJ o[[icers were
senr ro qer nim. GuiJo Kocn, o SolzweJel police spo|esmon, rolJ now rne
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pensioner reloreJ nis srory ro o[[icers or rne scene. We o[[ereJ nim o li[r
nome, bur ne re[useJ. He soiJ ne wonreJ ro be olone wirn nis rnouqnrs. He
musr nove immense upper boJy srrenqrn, ne oJJeJ.
What would possess someone to undertake such a difficult journey without
knowing beforehand that his offer would be received with love? What a
risk! Weve all been in his situation at one time or another extending
ourselves to another only to be unexpectedly rejected. Ugh! What was
I thinking?
What can we learn from this story?
If youre going to take a big risk, make sure you have a safety net. (Thank
God, our intrepid hero had his cell phone and everything worked!).
Test the waters before you take the plunge.
Ask for help. Dont do things on your own.
Accept support.
Look for signs of encouragement.
Know when to give up. Try something else if your efforts arent generating
results.
Ive gotten into trouble like this whenever Ive misread or ignored signals
letting me gauge another persons level of interest.
NO! Well, thats clear enough.
Yes, can be confusing. If yes, is followed by action in the promised direc-
tion, then were moving forward, full steam ahead.
When yes is followed by lack of action or creeping delay promises to take
action, be warned! Youre in the land of maybe. Hang out with maybe
too long and you might find yourself ass over teakettle at the edge of a
cornfield.
No one is immune from the fallout of taking risks. You dont need
courage unless youre afraid. Isnt that right, Charlie Brown?
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We love your comments! Please share your thoughts on taking risks
when it worked and when it didnt. Make a declaration to cut short the
time you spend hanging out with maybe waiting for someone else to
do something. Take an action to make your declaration real. Write it
in the comment box!
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Usually, grunge works. Mostly, laughing is whats needed. Whatever your
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Honk Boston StyIe Next Time You See
Someone Texting and Driving!
Friday, August 28, 2009
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Boston style means honk repeatedly without looking at them until they
look up fromtheir phone. Youd honk if they were asleep and driving! Dis-
tracted by their phone, they might as well be asleep. Wake em up! Lets
start a really noisy honk your horn at texters campaign.
Stop Texting and Driving!
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Why are am I so distracted by this issue?
Heres my answer: Somehow, it seems like people arent taking action
when they see others in the process of endangering themselves or other
people. If Im in the car with you, dont even think about texting if youre
the one driving. You can be cavalier with your own life, but dont act
that way with mine. Have some respect!
Being adult means Ive learned my lessons about being responsible for my-
self because I got it wrong sometimes. I learned from my mistakes. But
God forbid, that my actions, while Im learning, cause harm to other peo-
ple. When we get behind the wheel of a car, we take full responsibility
for everyone arriving safely.
Have you seen this video of a man texting, looking down - for 6 minutes
while driving two handicapped passengers? Are they supposed to stand
up to this man and ask him to pay attention to the road? This guy is a
classic example of why parents yell at their children whenever necessary.
Childhood lasts 18 years. Stupid lasts forever.
Caught on Tape Driving the Handicap Bus and Texting!
What does it take to break a bad habit? Someone famous asking people
to stop? Getting whacked on the head from the backseat until the texting
stops? In my world, interrupting the behavior works best. Lets take care
of each other.
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Friends dont let friends text and drive.
or even better
Drive to arrive alive
Yes, its corny, but Im willing to do or say whatever it takes to prevent
someone from making a fatal mistake. Take action next time. Honk
your horn! Make it loud, Boston Style. No polite beep, beeps.
If you, or someone you know, needs more evidence to break a texting and
driving habit, click Dont Tweet and Drive!
Public Service Announcement from the Gwent Police in Wales, UK.
Grim, but important if you have teenagers who need convincing. More
than 4 million people have seen it. Pass it around. Save lives.
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Cheryl Ragsdale
Cheryl Ragsdale enjoys making life fun. Sometimes, mellowpleases her.
Usually, grunge works. Mostly, laughing is whats needed. Whatever your
mood, youll find something interesting on www.thatgirlisfunny.com
PS And while Im on the subject, wear a helmet, motorcycle people!
We like your head the way it is, nice and round.
________________
Cneryl RoqsJole procrices morriol orrs [or [un onJ pnysicol [irness or
Florion Morriol Arrs Cenrer. Sne wos recenrly promoreJ ro Brozilion Jiu
Jirsu Blue Belr by Keirn Florion onJ Kenny Florion, born Bloc| Belrs.SronJ
up [or yoursel[onJ sroy younq [rom rne insiJe our. Cnec| our some o[ my
orner posrs srricrly [or UFC [ons onJ [iqnrers.
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Whos More PowerfuI? Samson or
Buddhist Nun?
Monday, August 3l, 2009
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Deciding who is more powerful isnt necessarily obvious. Consider
this well-known childrens story before we move onto Samson and a
story about a very special Buddhist Nun with unusual, super-human
power.
Tne WinJ onJ rne Sun were orquinq over wno wos srronqer. Spyinq o rrov-
eler cominq Jown rne rooJ, rne Sun soiJ, I see o woy ro JeciJe our Jispure.
Wnicnever o[ us con couse rnor mon ro remove nis coor snoll be reqorJeJ
os rne srronqer.
Man relishing the sun
Grociously, rne Sun niJ beninJ o clouJ ro ollow rne WinJ ro qo [irsr.
Tne WinJ blew norJ upon rne rroveler. Bur rne norJer ne blew, rne more
prorecrively rne mon wroppeJ nis joc|er orounJ nim. Tne WinJ qove up in
Jespoir.
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Cominq our [rom beninJ rne clouJ, rne Sun snone briqnrly onJ qenrly upon
rne mon, wno soon [ounJ ir roo nor ro wol| wirn nis coor on.
Wnors rne morol o[ rne srory' KinJness is more power[ul rnon severiry.
Aesops fable about the competition between the Wind and the Sun reminds
us that the way to open anothers heart is with gentleness. Reverence,
respect, and honor are different ways of expressing power. Recently,
Ive mentioned strong men and passengers who, just for a moment, needed
a helping hand from a stranger. **
north wind blowing cold and snow
Be Aware. To see that help is needed, and to then withhold it, is to miss
a special moment of being a hero. The timing of the assistance made it
too late for Bill Shannon to share a moment like that with anyone on the
subway that day when he needed a seat and people neglected to make one
available before he took matters into his own hands.
Be Gentle. Like how you would approach a man whose wheelchair top-
pled over and landed him in a corn field. Being a hero for not laughing
and for not asking him to explain himself.
Be Trusted. Be a hero by honoring your agreement to safely transport
passengers from point A to point B a promise that the texting bus driver
forgot he made.
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Not like a ticker tape parade everyones admiring me kind of hero. Be
the other kind of hero. The one that makes you smile secretly to yourself
because you know you did the right thing at the right time. A moment thats
just between you and that other person. No one else even had to notice. That
feels good. Happiness lives in that moment.
Thats power. Like Shaolin monk style.
We dont always recognize power when we see it. You wouldnt know
it by looking at her, but the woman featured in this video has a special
gift. Like Samson, from the Old Testament, she has super-human power
in her hair! She demonstrates her kung fu power by using her long plait
(braid) to pull heavy equipment like 8 cars. Oh, and by the way, shes
32.
Watch her in action and then see what she gave up to fulfill her dream
of becoming a Buddhist nun.
Gentle and powerful and kind watch for opportunities to be a quiet
hero today. It will do your heart good. Make you healthy. Keep you
young.
We love your comments! Please share your thoughts.
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Cheryl Ragsdale
Cheryl Ragsdale enjoys making life fun. Sometimes, mellow pleases her.
Usually, grunge works. Mostly, laughing is whats needed. Whatever your
mood, youll find something interesting on www.thatgirlisfunny.com
PS You know whats really good? That Buddhist nun is still powerful,
even bald-headed. Not like foolish Samson letting that woman cut his
hair without permission and losing his power. I know, he was distracted.
** To read the above referenced stories, click one of these three links:
Cant Get Enough of Bill Shannon aka Crutch
Misreading Signals: Yes! No! Maybeugh!
Honk Boston Style Next Time You See Someone Texting and Driving
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Cneryl RoqsJole procrices morriol orrs [or [un onJ pnysicol [irness or
Florion Morriol Arrs Cenrer. Sne wos recenrly promoreJ ro Brozilion Jiu
Jirsu Blue Belr by Keirn Florion onJ Kenny Florion, born Bloc| Belrs.SronJ
up [or yoursel[onJ sroy younq [rom rne insiJe our. Cnec| our some o[ my
orner posrs srricrly [or UFC [ons onJ [iqnrers.
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That GirI Is Funny Nominated for Best
WordPress Design 2009 Contest
Monday, August 3l, 2009
Guess what!
www.thatgirlisfunny.com (TGIF) has been nominated for theBest WP
Design 2009 contest! The contest is hosted by Keller Hawthorne, founder
of www.fresheventure.com. Winners are selected by receiving the highest
number of votes from loyal fans. Even better, they have a special prize for
new blogs which were created in 2009.
Voting starts September 1st. Please vote for
www.thatgirlisfunny.com!
Thank you, everyone, for your support! As an incentive,
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if we win the coveted prize, your blessing will be magnified 10 times and
extend to all of your favorite people
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Cheryl Ragsdale on Harley
join That Girl is Funny fan page www.facebook.com
email: cherylQthatgirlisfunny.com
Cheryl Ragsdale enjoys making life fun. Sometimes, mellow pleases her.
Usually, grunge works. Mostly, laughing is whats needed. Whatever your
mood, youll find something interesting on www.thatgirlisfunny.com
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FML: Being CynicaI is a Habit I have to Feed
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
At first, it was funny. Then after spending a few more minutes on
www.fmylife.com, better known as, fmy life or FML, I got the feeling that
people compete to see whose life is more fd up. No, Im the biggest
loser! Heres proof! Look at how many people agree with me!
Are You A Loser?
People vote their agreement of how bad each persons life sucks and
the tally is immediately available underneath the mini-shares from each
FML contributor. Ive included 3 samples including their I agree, your
life sucks or, even worse, their you totally deserved it scores for your
cynical reading pleasure.
Maybe people get relief from sharing, but after awhile, it starts feeling like
those conversations we have with friends where they run through their never
ending stream of problems. Each problem leads to and reminds them of the
next one online, at least, its easier to get away.
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FMLs fan page on facebook has over 1.1 million fans. They were the
first to reach the one million fan mark according to www. InsideFace-
book.com It seems like we humans are gratified to find someone else whos
having a worse time of it than we are. At least, my life isnt that bad.
Really? Maybe we should put it to a vote.
Something happens when I hang out with miserable or unhappy people. I
lose energy. I physically droop and I get really, really tired. I worried that
so many people were gobbling up negative energy on FML. We need an
antidote!
Luckily, I found one! www.makesmethink.com
I feel better already. Think of it as a way to counter-act too much heav-
iness. From the website:InspireJ by rne [ormor o[ populor numor sire,
FMyLi[e.com (FML), www. MakesMeThink.com (MMT) wos [ounJeJ os
o re[ineJ, rnouqnr-provo|inq olrernorive.
In the spirit of providing something for everyone, here are five sam-
ples from each site starting with FML: (hyperlinks refer back to FML or
MMT click to check most recent vote totals)
Today, I left for college.I spent hundreds of dollars on clothes, bedding and
other things.After packing my entire closet and everything else I needed,
I left, only to have to head back home.My dad forgot to pay the first
semesters tuition.He said Oh well, you would have failed out anyway.
FMLI aqree, your lije sucks (26,255) you totally deserved it (1,200)
Today, I was helping my mom pack for our family vacation.We were both
talking about how excited we were, when she turns to me and says, Would
you be offended if I asked you not to come? Its just...I want to have fun.
FML I aqree, your lije sucks (24,898) you totally deserved it (1,904)
Today, I swapped seats with someone on a ferry so she could sit next to her
friend.Minutes later, a child sitting behind me threw up on my head. The
girl I had swapped with and her friend laughed hysterically as I wiped puke
from my hair.FML I aqree, your lije sucks (23,694) you totally deserved
it (1,312)
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Today, my best friend informed me that I could not be her maid of honor be-
cause I wasnt as pretty as the other bridesmaids and she wanted her wed-
ding photos to have consistency.FML I aqree, your lije sucks (20,885)
you totally deserved it (1,128)
Today, I had a stressful day at work and decided to go in the jacuzzi.I hadnt
used it for a year, so it was a little dirty.After I cleaned it, filled it up, and
jumped in, I pressed the jets.Thousands of dead moths shot out at full speed
towards me.FML I aqree, your lije sucks (14,990) you totally deserved
it (3,484)
Two Parrots Snuggling
Yikes! Lets switch gears to MakesMe Think Todays Thought Pro-
voking Life Stories
Today, I saw a pretty scary looking guy who had a tall blue mohawk and
tattoos and piercings all over his body. He was helping my elderly neighbor
take her trash down to the curb. My neighbor told me afterwards that the
guy was just walking by and offered to help. MMT #30 Auq 1, 2009 by
Kerry Happy Yes, that made me think tooI (1,105) No, that made me
sleepy. (65)
Today, I met a cute white guy at a local bar. In conversation, he mentioned
that he supports same sex marriages. I politely asked him if he was gay. He
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chuckled and said, My mom supported the Civil Rights Movement. Do I
look black to you? MMT #232 Auq 14, 2009 by Haley Inspirinq Yes,
that made me think tooI (741) No, that made me sleepy. (39)
Today, I went ice skating. Everyone skating was young, except one guy in
his mid-30s. He kept falling down and smiling. All the kids laughed along
with him. I asked him why he decided to skate today. He said, I was at
work earlier and realized I had never been ice skating. So here I am. MMT
#255 Aug 1S, 2009 by Dev Happy Happy thinking! (S72)- No, that
made me sleepy. (1S)
Today, after work, I got to my car and found a giant dent in my rear bumper.
The jerk didnt leave a note. Apparently, he was in such a haste to flee the
scene of the crime that he didnt even realize his license plate fell off his
car. What goes around comes around. MMT #108 Auq 7, 2009 by Shank
Miscellaneous Happy thinkinqI (468)- No, that made me sleepy.
(100)
Today, I returned home after being stationed in Iraq for 9 months. While I
was still in uniform, I went into an ice cream shop near the airport to get a
milkshake. The girl behind the counter handed me my shake and said, Its
on me. Thanks, you didnt have to do that, I said. Neither did you, she
replied. MMT #638 Auq 27, 2009 by SaintSerajina Inspirinq Happy
thinkinqI (301) No, that made me sleepy. (26)
Whichever one you choose, please remember to make time in your day to
have fun and laugh with your family and friends. Its important for your
physical, emotional and mental health. We love your comments! Let us
know what you think of these websites. Maybe you have a story to
share?
email: cherylQthatgirlisfunny.com
Cheryl Ragsdale enjoys making life fun. Sometimes, mellow pleases her.
Usually, grunge works. Mostly, laughing is whats needed. Whatever your
mood, youll find something interesting on www.thatgirlisfunny.com
PS alright, one more. I cant help it. This last one is a candidate for
Loser Anonymous. Quick! Before theyre all gone, tear off one of those
numbers for this poor soul. He (or she) deserves it.
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Today, I realized the person I had been habitually stealing bag lunches from
at work made me a canned dog food sandwich.FML I agree, your life sucks
(411) you totally deserved it (19,961)
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Incentives! l0 Great Ones! Vote for TGIF to
Win Best WordPress Design 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Doing the Happy Dance!
Would you like to help me win this game?
www.thatgirlisfunny.com (TGIF) is entered in theBest WP
Design 2009 contest hosted by Keller Hawthorne, founder of
www.fresheventure.com. Winners are selected by receiving the
highest number of votes from loyal fans.
Why should I vote for thatgirlisfunny? Whats in it for me?
(vote by clicking the orange button one vote per person)
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Happy Dancing!
Incentives! For everyone who votes for me, you will receive:
single happiness blessing for one vote, multiplied 10x if TGIF wins
double happiness blessing if you follow me on Twitter
triple happiness blessing when you sign up to receive our When Did You
Get So Funny? newsletter
4x happiness blessing if you do a little happy dance after youve voted for
thatgirlisfunny
3x when you join thatgirlisfunnys facebook fan page
6x if someone else makes you laugh today (not that little polite laugh you
use at work you know the laugh I mean laughing like youre really
enjoying something)
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7x when you leave a comment on thatgirlisfunny and find a way to work
in how beautiful and well done my blog design is.
8x when you make someone else laugh today not the polite laugh the
one that has you say, Thats right, Im funny.
9x if you get someone else to vote for thatgirlisfunny
10x means we WON! Everybodys doing the happy dance!
Remember to smilewhen you hit the orange VOTE FOR ME button to
activate the blessing!
But, Cheryl, how do I know these blessings really work?
First, you have to be open to the idea of being blessed. According to an old
adage, what goes around, comes around. Like attracts like. Spread good
cheer and much love and blessings will swirl around you. Once youve
accepted that you deserve being blessed as in, Why not? Everyone
else is. I deserve a nice blessing too. Youll begin noticng mini-miracles
happening all around you.
Please let me know when unexpectedly good stuff starts happening to you
as a result of casting your vote for TGIF in the Best WP Design Contest
2009! People might ask you, When did you get so funny? Have you
always been funny and I just didnt notice?
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More Happy Dancing!
Too busy? Listen, RIGHT NOW you could cast your vote for TGIF, do a
happy dance, and make someone laugh multiplying your original blessing
(1x4x8) times! It works the same way if you do the happy dance after any
action like voting, following, joining, registering or commenting. In fact,
Im extending the blessing so that, after youve voted, whenever you do the
happy dance, from now on, blessings abound. You could be dancing in
your chair RIGHT NOW!
If you wait, you might forgetthat is, until something happens where you
could use a blessinglike seeing blue flashing lights in your rearview mir-
ror on your way home. Doh! Better safe than sorry. VOTE NOW!
Now, just a minute, Cheryl, who are you to be giving out these bless-
ings?
Hey, buddy, chill out. A blessing works like this. Someone might say
to you, I didnt know you had moves. Look at you doing your happy
dance. I got moves too. Check out this video to see what I mean
Fun. It can happen anywhere.
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Thank you for supporting me in winning my game.
May your life be full of fun and laughter.
May you win all of your games too.
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Cheryl Ragsdale on Harley
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American Music Legends Hand Painted on
Their Own LPs: VinyIArt by DanieI EdIen
Monday, September 7, 2009
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Mick Jagger Vinyl Art by Daniel Edlen
One mans junk is another mans treasuregetting to know Daniel Edlen
makes me seriously regret leaving my albums on the side of the road with
a sign marked free. If only Id known! Check out what Daniel does
using white acrylic paint on black vinyl LPs (factoid: LP stands for long-
playing).
Im trying to figure out which one piece of mine best represents what I do
quickly. I mean which one would most people look at and go, hey yeah!
thats and then think, its the coolest thing theyve ever seen.
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Daniel gets an album by Miles Davis for example and hand paints an
easily recognizable image of Miles ONthe album. Hell paint any musician
as long as he has an album recorded by that particular artist.
A Recent Review
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rules. You con wor| wirn ony meJio on ony sur[oce onJ ir is orr. Doniel
LJlen[ounJ nis nicne poinrinq porrroirs o[ Americon leqenJs on oriqinol
vinyl LP recorJs usinq monorone ocrylic poinr. Hes cnosen ro sric| wirn
[ovorire orrisrs sucn os Roy Cnorles onJ B. B. Kinq, bur nis porrroir o[ o
younq AuJrey Hepburn nos qorren nim some mucn JeserveJ orrenrion. Tne
recorJs ore mounreJ on rop o[ rne cover, born o[ wnicn qo insiJe o [rome.
His sryle reminJs me o[ Poinrillism onJ I om impresseJ by now well ne
coprures rne [oces o[ orrisrs we oll love. Cnec| our nis qolleryon Flic|r onJ
nis websire[or more in[ormorion obour nis wor| onJ on purcnosinq.
http.77oshspea.con71ten7dah1eJ-edJeh7 by David Vo
Can the record still be played?
I love this question! The painted side would sound quite horrible and most
likely gunk up the needle, but the other side might still play decently. I try
to find records that are already damaged to the point they might be thrown
away, so most likely you wouldnt want to risk it anyway.
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Watch Daniel Edlens time lapsed video creation of Miles Davis on
vinyl.
I met Daniel on twitter. His username is vinylart. You can also chat
with Daniel on his facebook fan page. I really hope that page can be
a gathering place for people who like what I do, people who like human
creativity in general. I want to get some good discussions going. Make
it about music trivia or deep philosophy, whatever, Im game. Ill jump in
when I have something to say and Ill post updates of relevant exciting stuff.
So, if youre on facebook and havent yet, check it out!
Daniel Edlens details: Please tell him, Cheryl sent me!
Noise of Art by Daniel Edlen Vinyl Art
Vinyl Art framed $173
Name: Daniel Edlen
Phone: (480) 239-1688
Email: vinylartdanieledlen.com
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Blog: Vinyl Art
Website: http.77WWW.v1hyJat.1hfo7Why.htn`
Cheryl Ragsdale can be reached on email: cherylthatgirlisfunny.com
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Being CynicaI is a Habit I Have to Feed:
FML vs MMT voI. 2
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Are You A Loser?
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
WAH on FmyLife (FML) Time ro soy qooJbye, Paul.Bur [irsr, we
woulJ li|e ro |now wny you cnose FML onJ wny JiJ you cnoose rnis
porriculor srory'
Paul I sow oll rne cool |iJs were Joinq ir, so I wonreJ in! Plus, I obso-
lurely love rnis sire! I li|e ro [inisn o lonq Joy wirn o visir nere. Ir olwoys
mo|es me [eel o lirrle bir cneerier, becouse wnor berrer woy ro li[r ones
spirirs rnon rne poin onJ onquisn o[ srronqers' As [or rne porriculor FML
I cnose, ir wos reolly Ji[[iculr. Tnere is so mucn porenriol in o lor o[ rnese
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irems. For me, or leosr wirn rnis one, wnen I reoJ ir, I immeJiorely noJ o
visuol rnor moJe me cnuc|le. Tne ones rnor ler your imoqinorion
run wirn ir ore olwoys rne besr! #192 On 09/03/2009 by FML Team
FMyLife (FML) vs. MakesMeThink (MMT): Whats your plea-
sure? Laughing with others on FML or being inspired by life on MMT? In
the spirit of providing something for everyone, here are five samples from
each site starting with FML: (hyperlinks refer back to FML or MMT click
to check most recent vote totals) Be sure and vote in our survey before
you go! More FML or more MMT?
The battle rages on! FML vs MMT Round One click here.
Top FML of All Time (by number of votes): Today, I received my pass-
port in the mail.They got my birthdate wrong.Then I picked up my birth cer-
tificate that I had sent in with the application.Turns out my parents have been
celebrating my birthday on the wrong day for 16 years.FML I agree, your
life sucks (369,64S) you totally deserved it (21,192) On 02/09/2009
misc by Noname (woman) United States (Louisiana)
Today, there was a car taking up 3 spaces.I left a note on the windshield that
said I hope your children come out retarded. As I was walking back, I saw
the owner of the car loading her crippled son into the backseat, she needed
the extra room to maneuver his wheelchair up into her car.FML I agree,
your life sucks (4,140) you totally deserved it (S1,216) On 09/07/2009
misc by Failtron (man) United States (California)
Today, I got annoyed with my mum stopping in her tracks each time she
needed to reply to a text message.I tried to show her that you can walk and
text at the same time.I ended up falling into a drain.FML I agree, your life
sucks (3,141) you totally deserved it (20,163) On 09/07/2009 misc
by misstree (woman) Singapore
Today I was arguing with my dad.I called him a geriatric fool.He replied
with Well at least I knowwho my biological father is. I have no idea if hes
joking.FML I agree, your life sucks (19,948) you totally deserved it
(2,S34) On 09/07/2009 kids by Waheyyy (man) United Kingdom
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Today, I was walking on a busy street.I saw this beautiful blonde walking
across the street and a car was coming.I wanted to be like in the movies
where the guy pushes the girl out of the way so she doesnt get hit.I acci-
dently pushed her the wrong way.Right into the car.FML I agree, your
life sucks (3,404) you totally deserved it (23,032) On 09/07/2009 at
3:21pm misc by ilovefootball (man) United States (New 3ersey)
Two Parrots Snuggling
MakesMeThink (MMT): Hmmmhow does it work? On FML, peo-
ple laugh at themselves and invite others to join in. On MMT, people share
something that inspired them, made themfeel proud or warmed their hearts.
MakesMeThink that people get attracted to happy vibes when they feel
happy themselves. However, the number of people voting here is much
smaller. MakesMeThink that being happy is a more difficult habit to main-
tain. People get sleepy. Why is that?
Today, my 21 year old sons alternative rock band received a record deal
from a major record label. I spent the last 3 years trying to convince him
that college was the smarter way to go. But he stood his ground and pursued
his dream. And now hes living it. MMT #33 (3) Aug 2, 2009 by Paul
Inspiring Yes, that made me think too! (1,281) No, that made me
sleepy. (120)
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Today, after spending every waking minute with her for 8 straight days, I
knewI had to tell her just one thing. Just before she fell asleep, I whispered it
in her ear. She smiled and said, When Im 73 and I think about what it was
like to be young, I hope I can remember this very moment. MMT #6S (1)
Aug 6, 2009 by Marc Happy Yes, that made me think too! (1,010)
No, that made me sleepy. (126)
Today, I was traveling in Kenya and I met a refugee from Zimbabwe. He
said he hadnt eaten anything in over 3 days and looked extremely skinny
and unhealthy. Then my friend offered him the rest of the sandwich he was
eating. The first thing the man said was, We can share it. MMT #810
(2) Aug 31, 2009 by joseph Inspiring Yes, that made me think too!
(991) No, that made me sleepy. (6)
Today, when I looked around a busy restaurant at people eating their lunch,
the only people I saw smiling were children. MMT #137 (0) Aug 8,
2009 by Guddler Sad Yes, that made me think too! (87S) No, that
made me sleepy. (S1)
Today, Sean asked me to marry him. I said yes! Exactly one year ago today,
I was walking to my car when a man ran up behind me and stole my purse. I
called 911. Sean was the cop that responded to my call. If that jackass never
stole my purse, I would have never met the love of my life. MMT #161 (3)
Aug 10, 2009 by Silverback Happy Yes, that made me think too!
(836) No, that made me sleepy. (87)
Whichever one you choose, please remember to make time in your day to
have fun and laugh with your family and friends. We all make mistakes
some are easier to laugh about than others. We love your comments! Let
us know what you think of these websites. Maybe you have a story to
share?
Cheryl Ragsdale enjoys making life fun. Sometimes, mellow pleases her.
Usually, grunge works. Mostly, laughing is whats needed. Whatever your
mood, youll find something interesting on www.thatgirlisfunny.com
email: Cherylthatgirlisfunny.com
PS Theres another site like MMT! Its called Gives Me Hope
www.givesmehope.com Really sweet! Stay away if youre looking for
FML style humor.
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Go-GirI! Stand Up and Pee Now You Can
Choose!
Friday, September ll, 2009
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
The Go-Girl is a pink funnel used by women to stand up and pee because
theyd rather not sit down. That could work! Its nice to have choices. You
use it, wash it, dry it and fold it up into a small container and pop it in
your purse. Whats the problem? It sounds funny, but its definitely prac-
tical. When a clean toilet is unavailable, the Go-Girl is the perfect solu-
tion.
Well, I guess there are different opinions about this unusual idea. Lets start
with Duke Powells point of view. Hes given this idea some thought and
shares his opinions with us on this video:
Whats the big deal? Dog owners walk around with plastic bags full of
dog poop and act like nothing unusual is going on. Whats wrong with
girls standing up and peeing? Just cant imagine doing it myself without
laughing my ass off. And then that would be messy. Just like anything else,
practice makes perfect. I guess Id get used to it.
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Humans have a fascination with toilets. Ever notice that European and Aus-
tralian movies always have a scene where someone is on the toilet? Some-
how it gets tied into the story line. Im never glad I saw it. Is it a guy
thing?
Take a look at the following photos of items found at the dollar store by 99
Sense, publisher of a blog called 99 Sense. All photo credits go to her.
You know your grandmother would like these.
I worry that theres a tipping point where women just start liking this stuff.
Like you reach a certain baby boomer age and suddenly, youre asking,
Did she say she got those at the dollar store? They would make excel-
lent Christmas presents or baby shower gifts.
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One last thing, theres always a story, right? So, one day this summer, Im
chilling on my balcony, minding my own business. Agroup of gents, whose
wives were obviously out for the day, were drinking beer, playing cards and
telling racy stories in a foreign language and then laughing really loud,
the way guys laugh when theyre telling those kind of stories. I laughed
because they were having so much fun.
Then one of them decides the bathroom in the house is too far away. He
proceeds to stand up and pee against the fence. Unfortunately for me, the
gaps in my balcony railing allowed me a full viewof his relief effort. Dont
ask me why, but I got locked into a stare down contest with him. Im
giving him that I cant believe youre standing there peeing in full view
go in the house, idiot! look. He didnt stop staring. He started laughing
and telling everybody else what was happening. Theyre laughing, Im
staring. Lucky for me, my phone rang and I had to look away. Do I have
stand up and pee envy? Well, now theres a way for me to find out.
Please leave a comment. We love to hear from you!
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Usually, grunge works. Mostly, laughing is whats needed. Whatever your
mood, youll find something interesting on www.thatgirlisfunny.com
email: cherylthatgirlisfunny.com
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5 Favorites FMyLife vs. MakesMeThink
voI. 3
Tuesday, September l5, 2009
Are You A Loser?
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Welcome back to another installment of Fmylife (FML) vs. MakesMeThink
(MMT). After making my selections for this weeks FML vs. MMT, I no-
ticed something interesting. As I read each story, I forgot to register my
vote by clicking my response. I wonder if people feel better knowing that
lots of people agree with their suffering as demonstrated by the number of
votes theyve received. Maybe getting attention from thousands of people
helps them feel better. Consider the alternative: having something dreadful
happen and then no one noticing. Ugh! Fmylife.
Today, my girlfriend dumped me proclaiming she wanted someone more
like her Edward.I asked her who Edward was.She held up a copy her
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Twilight book.She was talking about a fictional vampire.FML I agree,
your life sucks (233,131) you totally deserved it (36,947) On 02/03/2009
at 7:06am love by Noname United States (Illinois)
Today, I found out the high school I have been doing at home for the past
3 years isnt accredited and doesnt count for anything.Im 18 and starting
high school as a freshman next year.FML I agree, your life sucks (23,994)
you totally deserved it (7,326) On 09/14/2009 at 2:38pm misc by
diplomaless (woman) United States (Florida)
Today, I accidentally left the tag on the new pants that I wore to
work.Nobody had brought it to my attention for the whole day until finally,
before I was about to go home, every single employee and my boss let me
know by yelling in unison and laughing as I left the building.FML I agree,
your life sucks (16,096) you totally deserved it (3,816) On 09/12/2009 at
10:33pm work by Tagged (man) United States (Illinois)
Today, I was leaving my job at a huge mall.I couldnt find my car anywhere,
so I panicked and flagged a security officer.I cried while he drove me around
for miles in the endless parking lot.Then, suddenly, I remembered.My friend
had dropped me off in the morning.FML I agree, your life sucks (4,301)
you totally deserved it (28,981) On 09/10/2009 at 10:13am work by ritz
(woman) United States (Florida)
Today, I got stuck in an elevator for 43 minutes.I am an elevator me-
chanic.FML I agree, your life sucks (23,343) you totally deserved it
(3,203) On 09/10/2009 at 2:02am work by Anonymous (man) United
States (Washington)
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Two Parrots Snuggling
Whew! Enough of that, lets move onto lighter topics. I noticed something
else as I read through the stories on MMT. The numbers of votes are smaller.
Does that mean that people are forgetting to vote? Does it mean that we
(collectively) have forgotten that every vote counts? Maybe people who
are having happy events happen in their lives dont need the reinforcement
of the masses like the FML people seem to need.
Today, I waited on an elderly woman at the local restaurant where I work.
She left me a $90 tip on a $10 tab with a handwritten note that said, Im
86 and I cant take this money with me. So please spoil yourself with it.
MMT #12 (1) Jul 23, 2009 by Drew Happy Yes, that made me think
too! (2,622) No, that made me sleepy. (120)
Today, I interviewed a woman who is terminally ill. So, I tried to deli-
cately ask, What is it like to wake up every morning and know that you are
dying? Well, she responded, What is it like to wake up every morning
and pretend that you are not? MMT #178 (1) Aug 11, 2009 by Suzie
Miscellaneous Yes, that made me think too! (2,374) No, that made me
sleepy. (48)
Today, my teacher told me to make a good day. I replied, Dont you
mean have a good day? He smiled and said, No, you cant have a good
day, you need to make it a good day. MMT #1039 (1) Sep 13, 2009
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by xcaththatsmex Inspiring Happy thinking! (197)- No, that made me
sleepy. (10)
Today I was approached by a homeless man who asked if I had any change.
I only had two dimes, but I gave it to him anyway. As I watched him
walk away, he put the dimes in an expired parking meter of a strangers
car. MMT #1037 (1) Sep 13, 2009 by Richmond Inspiring Yes, that
made me think too! (369) No, that made me sleepy. (9)
Today, my grandfather told me, Stop worrying so much. Worry is using
your imagination to create things you dont want. MMT #1080 (0) Sep
14, 2009 by daily pivoter Inspiring Yes, that made me think too! (130)
No, that made me sleepy. (6)
Staying positive in the face of lifes ups and downs requires discipline. Its
really easy to get caught up in the drift of negative thinking. Other people
drain our energy with their hard-luck stories. To support the mission of the
www. MakesMeThink.com team,
please remember to submit your inspiring stories!
remember to vote!
Cheryl Ragsdale enjoys making life fun. Sometimes, mellow pleases her.
Usually, grunge works. Mostly, laughing is whats needed. Whatever your
mood, youll find something interesting on www.thatgirlisfunny.com
email: Cherylthatgirlisfunny.com
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Fountain of Youth: 5 HeaIthy Habits of
AthIetes
Friday, September l8, 2009
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Muay Thai kick boxing
Lesson in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
Don McGrath has an idea that might inspire you to take on five habits
to keep you feeling happy, healthy and strong. He is looking for people
who want to take on a healthy lifestyle by joining him in the following
challenge.
The goal of the S0-k Challenge is to recruit 30,000 people to commit to
adopting five healthy habits of athletes:
Find an activity you love
Define a goal for that activity and write it down
Create a plan for how to reach the goal and write it down
Define a way to hold yourself accountable
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Execute the plan, be accountable, and have fun!
Don explains, The 30-k Challenge was born frommy book, DreamIt, Live
It, Love It, which features S0 athletes over S0. I noticed that the over-30
athletes I interviewed are living incredibly healthy lives that are full of fun
and adventure, the kind of life I want to live. These folks take great care
of their bodies. They do it because they have an activity that they LOVE
to do. They need their bodies to be healthy and strong, so they can pursue
their passion. That is the key, finding an activity that you love and gets your
engine running hot. I think everything else falls into place when we do this
simple thing.
mom on bike with kids
Its never too late to start! I discovered boxing or rather boxing discov-
ered me when I walked past this guy who was looking at me funny.
Whats up? I asked him.
Youve got a really long reach, he said.
Guys say a lot of things, but Id never heard that line before. I was intrigued.
I followed Jimmy into his boxing gym. He made a few adjustments to my
girly punches and I instantly fell in love with the sport. That was over two
years ago and I still LOVE it! A year ago, I added Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I
started Muay Thai (kick-boxing) this year. Doing martial arts never feels
like working out to me. In fact, I always say that Imtraining which never
occurs as something I have to do.
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rock climbing wall
Ah, the elusive fountain of youth. Where is it, Vasco de Gama? Theres
more than one way to preserve youthfulness. One habit, to start at any age,
is to take great care of your body. Eat well, sleep well, laugh often and
exercise! No surprises there. Most of us need help organizing our lives to
ensure each of those important things happen. Being grumpy from lack of
sleep and too much work ages everyone.
volleyball game
What do you really love to do? What activity would you move heaven
and earth for to make sure youre able to get there on-time and ener-
gized? Once youve found the right activity that juices you, youll find
yourself naturally adjusting what you eat, how much sleep you get and how
you organize your life to support your favorite activity. I can talk for hours
about martial arts! Being around people who are excited and passionate
about their lives thats how I dip into the fountain of youth. What do you
think? Will you take the challenge?
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We love your comments! Please share your thoughts.
You can find more information about Don McGrath and the 30-k Challenge
here http.77WWW.5u-k.het7
email: Cherylthatgirlisfunny.com
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Chuck LiddeII on Dancing With the Stars
7 Important Steps to Learning Anything
New
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Adventures in Living Life 3uicy
by Cheryl Ragsdale
MMMM
Chuck Liddell former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion
Cnuc| be nimble. Cnuc| be quic|. Pleose Jonr Jonce li|e o conJlesric|.
At first, I thought it was a joke. But it wasnt. Chuck Liddell, former
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion, is
a contestant on ABCs Doncinq Wirn Tne Srors (DWTS)!
Can Chuck, better known as the IceMan, transfer skills he uses when
fighting to dancing with a partner? Chuck is nimble. He moves fast. Danc-
ing requires rhythm, timing and reading your partner, Anna Trebunskaya
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in this case. As I watched videos of him practicing, I was struck by his
willingness to take on new challenges. I dont get embarrassed easy,
he said.
What a great way to look at life. I Jonr qer emborrosseJ eosy. The willing-
ness to try something new to take a risk and learn something completely
foreign like the foxtrot, for instance, without worrying what anyone thinks
about it. Thats living juicy!
Here are 7 important steps to consider as you take on learning some-
thing new:
give yourself permission to learn
give yourself time to learn
have supportive people around you while you learn
be supportive of yourself while youre learning
be prepared to learn (Chuck got into shape and lost weight for this compe-
tition)
tell other people what youre up to: No Keeping Secrets
have fun and enjoy yourself!
Chuck made an agreement to be on the show as a competitor. He made
a bet with Dana White, UFC President, that he would be a certain weight
by September 13, 2009. Dana lost the bet and gave Chuck $10,000 for
weighing in at 213lbs. Chuck may not win the show his scores were
rather low, but he wont give up. What does he have to lose? Hes becom-
ing a man who can dance and fight thats a juicy combination. He
gets my vote. Well, he will next week when I watch the show.
Heres a video of Chuck and his partner, Anna, performing on ABCs
DWTS
He caught the hat! Chuck says, Vote for me! I want to stay on the show
and learn some more dances.
Chuck reminds me of Don McGraths 5 Heolrny Hobirs o[ Arnleres.
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Find an activity you love
Define a goal for that activity and write it down
Create a plan for how to reach the goal and write it down
Define a way to hold yourself accountable
Execute the plan, be accountable, and have fun!
Chuck incorporated all 3 habits plus one more: be courageous. Remem-
ber Cnorlie Brown and the dream he had about dancing with the little red-
headed girl? Even though hes only a cartoon character, I feel Charlies
sweaty palms and heavy feet as he approaches that little girl for their first
dance.
Is your life juicy?
Whats missing? Maybe you have an activity that you already love, but
you havent applied the other 4 habits yet. Maybe you havent found an
activity youre passionate about. Get busy! Live fearlessly! Give up wor-
rying about being embarrassed. Stop worrying about what people might
say. Everyone feels the same way when confronted with something risky
or learning something new. Whether youre a Boomer, a Gen X or a Gen
Y, its not too late to take a walk on the wild side!
We love your comments. Please share your thoughts with us.
email: cherylthatgirlisfunny.com
You can find more information about Don McGrath and the 3 Habits here
http.77WWW.5u-k.het7
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Add a Juicy New Activity to Your Life in 5
Steps
Monday, September 28, 2009
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
skydiving with soft landing
Meet a group of 48 skydivers who are living life juicy. To join this group,
you have to be over the age of 60. Their mission was to break a world
record for group sky-diving. The video below shows exactly how they did
it. Following the video, we go through the S Steps for adding a juicy, new
activity to your life. No, it doesnt have to be as extreme as skydiving.
Who knows, this video might help you stretch
your imagination.
video provided by www.growingbolder.com
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tandem skydiving
Russ Manhold, 2009 Skydivers over Sixty Event Coordinator: Some
woulJ os|, Is rnere li[e o[rer 60' Our qroup o[ S|yJivers Over Sixry
(SOS) nove proveJ s|yJivinq is o sporr [or younq onJ olJ oli|e. Seprouqe-
norion s|yJivers belonq ro JOS (Jumpers Over Sevenry) onJ Ocroqenorions
ore members o[ JOLS (Jumpers Over Liqnry Sociery). A [ew SOS members
nove been jumpinq since WW II. Mosr SOS members nove rnousonJs o[
sporr porocnure jumps onJ over 40 yeors o[ experience.
Want to 3uice Up Your Life?
What does a juicy life feel like to you? Its different for everyone. Com-
paring what juices you to what juices someone else makes no sense. Were
all designed differently. Each of us enjoys whatever it is we enjoy
simply because we do.
For instance, its unlikely that I will ever try skydiving because I get dizzy
just watching them do it. I wouldnt enjoy it. Im not bungee jumping
either.
Add a 3uicy New Activity to Your Life in S Steps
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Yes, you do have time. You can mull over your lists while youre making
dinner or folding clothes or waiting for something or driving your car. No
excuses!
Make a list of what youve already done that made life juicy. On your list,
write down why you stopped and whether youd like to do it again.
Make a list of what you might do to juice up your life. On the same page,
keep a running list of what youd never do. Oh no, not me!
Choose one item on the list.
Create an action plan with a date by when youd like to add this new
activity to your life.
Get started! Tell someone else what youre up to and invite them to
join you! A word of caution: dont wait for them to make time to join
you.
An Example
When time was limited, due to a heavy travel and work schedule, I looked
for something interesting to help me relax. At a foreign film festival, I dis-
covered a Japanese film director named Akira Kurosawa. I fell in love with
his movies. He made beautiful black and white films featuring Samurai
warriors in stories that were later remade as American westerns. Seven
Somuroi, one of my favorites, was remade as Tne Moqni[icenr Seven. Ed-
ward G. Robinson and Paul Newman starred in the American version of
Rosnomon renamed Tne Ourroqe.
I could talk for hours about those movies. I found time to watch them. I
looked forward to it! I watched them with my boyfriend. Turns out, he
loved them as much as I did. If I hadnt followed my passion, he would
never have heard of Akira Kurosawa. I thought Id seen every film hed
ever made, but just this week, I watched one I hadnt seen before.
I offer this as an example of making something work with an unforgiving
schedule. I either bought the movies or rented them through Netflix. Life
got juicy when I lost myself in Akiras stories. Two hours of juicy was bet-
ter than nothing. This was a perfect solution for me. What new activity
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will you take on to juice up your life? Something extreme like skydiv-
ing? Whatever you chose, be sure its something you really enjoy.
We love your comments! Please share your thoughts with us.
email: Cherylthatgirlisfunny.com
2009 SOS worlJ recorJ series evenr or S|yJive DelonJ, FloriJo, Jonuory
15-18, 2009
For more information on Skydivers Over Sixty, contact Pat Moore-
head, Long Beach, California, phone: (362) 630-3229, email
Skyfunoneaol.com or Russ Manhold, Miramar, Florida, phone:
(934) 433-0981, email SkydiversOver60bellsouth.net
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Save the Oceans and Change Your
Underwear: Juicy Tips for Modern Lives
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Other Peoples Adventures in living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
change your underwear twice a week
Here are my five favorite Other Peoples Adventures for this week. The
definition of a healthy, juicy life is different for each of us. Whatever makes
you feel good and makes you smile counts. Each of the following articles
illustrates how being responsible for each other doing the right thing
brings joy, comfort and a sense of belonging. Connection to the planet and
connection to each other thats living life juicy!
S Tninqs Lvery Porenr SnoulJ Teocn Tneir KiJsby Amy from
www.earnestparenting.com
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Amys list will have you laughing with recognition. Todays kids still deal
with some of the same issues that we all dealt with when growing up. When
I was little, my undies had the days of the week embroidered on them to
help me to remember to change them. It didnt work. Mostly, I got the days
mixed up.
How Smoll Tol| Con Sove Your Li[e, a guest post written by Linda Kaplan
Thaler and Robin Koval, authors of THL POWLR OF SMALL appears on
www.morconJonqel.com
The authors relate an amazing story that demonstrates the unexpected ways
in which small talk can change and save lives. In this case, it all started
with a cup of coffee and a simple conversation.
10 Woys ro Go Greener in Your Kircnen from Donna on www.about-green-
living.com
Donna shares tips for small, easy changes you can make in your kitchen
that will help to reduce energy consumption and lessen your environmen-
tal footprint. Adopting new habits will have you feeling good and saving
money on energy bills.
Wnor Are You Hoppy Abour' by Krizia fromwww.eatsmartagesmart.com
One of Krizias favorite companies is called Genuine Health. They are
sponsoring a fund raiser to support sustainable oceans. Theyve devised
an interesting concept to have people share their happy place with oth-
ers. For every happy place posted, Genuine Health will donate $0.30 to
the David Suzuki Foundation in support of healthy, sustainable oceans and
fisheries! Your participation counts!
True Composs A Memoir LJworJ M. KenneJyby Corinne
on www.personal-growth-with-corinne-edwards.com
Corinne reviews Ted Kennedys memoir and shares about how open he was
as he faced the end of his life. Ted tells of the love story with the woman
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who changed his life in middle age, Victoria Reggie Kennedy. That un-
likely meeting turned out to be the blessing of his life.
Thats juicy! Ted deserved some happiness. He had a lifetime difficulties
- testing his courage and faith to overcome and live through.
Have you found some interesting people living healthy, juicy lives in your
on-line travels? Please send your favorites and Ill include them here.
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NuteIIa, Banana George, Hot Chicks, CooI
Cars and Barefoot Water-Skiing
Monday, October 5, 2009
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
nutella straight from the jar tastes best
Last Saturday, I injured my left ankle during Jiu Jitsu class. Had to miss
training for an entire week! Usually, I go back too early after an injury
and then end up missing a second week. So frustrating! This time, I sat
still allowing the swelling to go down assisted by ice packs and my favorite
reality TV shows.
Mid-week, I realized something was missing popcorn with butter and
Haagen-Dazs ice cream. I allowed myself to slide out of my disciplined
martial arts eating plan, I found my favorite flavor, caramelized pear
with toasted pecans. Ooh! On sale! I bought the last four remaining con-
tainers. At the cash register, I read through the list of ingredients and chose
to ignore the words corn syrup written on the label.
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Remember when sugar was just sugar? I grew up in London with Tate 8
Lyles brand sugar. According to Wikipedia, the Guiness Book of World
Records says that Lyles Golden Syrup is Britains oldest brand.
I like sugar. Ive never gone an entire day without it. I have no intention
of ever giving it up. Luckily, Im not alone in my addiction. According to
buzz.io, the top 3 facebook fan pages are:
President Obama
Coca-Cola
Nutella
nutella on white bread
Since Ive been watching more TV, Ive seen more commercials. I caught a
Nutella advert that shocked me. Flagrant misrepresentation! Nutella is a de-
licious, but really sweet, chocolate-hazelnut spread. About halj oj the calo-
ries come jrom jat. The TV mom said something to the effect of Nutella on
whole grain toast is a healthy breakfast. I almost fell off the couch laugh-
ing. Jumpstart your children with some yummy nutritious Nutella!
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Britain banned a different version last year. Click this link to see the 30
second ad.
So much sugar! Makes you wonder how anybody lives to be a ripe old
age. Heres someone whos living a healthy, juicy life in his golden
years. Meet Banana George, accomplished and world-renowned bare-
foot water skier. Hes in his nineties. Still rocking Hor Cnic|s onJ Cool
Cors, Georgies been around long enough to have grown up eating ev-
erything were not supposed to be eating now. Lets see how he turned
outclick the play button on the video below.
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Banana George is living juicy! He is STILL an amazing barefoot
water-skier. If you want to be like Banana George surrounded by hot chicks
and driving a cool car, stay active and take good care of your body! Thats
good advice, George.
Speaking of bodies, its time for me to get back to training and back on my
disciplined eating plan. Um, just as soon as I finish my Haagen-Dazs.
Please share your comments! We love to hear from you.
video provided by www.growingbolder.com
email: cherylthatgirlisfunny.com
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Florion Morriol Arrs Cenrer. SronJ up [or yoursel[onJ sroy younq [rom
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Wow, Advertising! Congratulations on Your Enormous Balls!
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AIex Lewis taps Ryan HaII, Takes 2nd PIace
at 2009 InternationaI BraziIian Jiu Jitsu Pan
Am in NYC
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
If youve never seen a Jiu Jitsu match before, youre in for a treat.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Warrior Spirit
Heres my instructor, Alex Lewis, brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, demon-
strating the skill, technique, finesse and concentration required to triumph
over his opponent.
Imfascinated by howcalmboth men are as they work through the different
physical puzzles being presented. The event was held over the weekend of
October 3
rd
and 4
th
, 2009 in NYC.
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Ladies, youll like this too. This is a match between gentlemen.
2009 International Brazilian 3iu 3itsu No-Gi Pan Am in NYC
Alex Lewis, brown belt,
taps Ryan Hall with a knee bar.
________
Thats good jits and a sweet victory for Alex. Hes been looking forward to
this match with Ryan. Thats what I call living life juicy!
Sal Sanguinetti, Keith Florian 8 Alex Lewis bringing home the metal
from
the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Pan Am 2009
photo credit: David Stifter, Florian Martial Arts Center
video courtesy of K8 and Daves Channel on YouTube
International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu No-Gi 2009 Competition
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Administering The Eye Gouging Thumb
Strike
Friday, October 9, 2009
More Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
By 3osh Hanagarne, Worlds Strongest Librarian
InrroJucinq Josh Hanaqarne, the Worlds Stronqest Librarian, os
TnorGirlIsFunnys [irsr quesr conrriburor! Girls, rnis is boy numor, bur
nonq in ro rne enJ, Josn is on obsolure Jeliqnr. He colleJ me nis Jor-
linqesr Jo[[oJil (qiqqle, qiqqle, blin|, blin|). Hes quire cnorminq, reolly,
excepr [or rne occosionol eye srri|e Cneryl RoqsJole
The problem with being funny is that everyone has a different idea of what
funny is. Some people think Bugs Bunny is hilarious. Some think hes
a sociopath. Spend five minutes scanning TV stations and try to make
sense of it all. You might decide, as I have, that humor is impossible to
define. There are so many contradictory things billed as comedy that my
mind reels.
I believe that if you know what makes a person laugh, you know a lot about
that person.
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eye gouging thumb strike
Consider This Brief Story
I have extreme Tourettes Syndrome. If you need an explanation of what
Tourettes is, you can check out this series I wrote a few months ago. For
this story, its enough for you to knowthat Tourettes makes me do things. I
move and make noises involuntarily.
I was at a horror movieTne Descenr
with my sister. After about ten minutes, my thumb started twitching. I
couldnt stop it. It twitched harder. About 40 minutes after that, it started
buzzing like it had fallen asleep.
And then I couldnt feel it at all. I didnt want to know what had happened
so I focused on the movie. Sadly, the final ten minutes werent that great
and I resumed wondering just how mangled my hand was.
Afterwards, we went out into the hall. I held my hand up to take a look.
My sister screamed at the top of her lungs.
It was the most genuine shriek Id heard all night.
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My thumb dangled below my wrist, flopping like a fish, as dislocated as
a thumb can get. An hour later, I was in the emergency room with my
wife. She was a bit annoyed by how much the nurses were enjoying my
story. She said she married me because I was funny, and yet she doesnt
like it when I make nurses giggle.
Or maybe she was just irritated that she was in the ER at one in the morn-
ing.
They fitted me with a cast and sent me on my way. My armwas wrapped up
fromthe elbowto the thumbnail. I couldnt move the thumb a millimeter.
The Next Day At Work
Im a friendly guy. I work with hundreds of people every day at the library.
Every single person who walked in the door wanted me to tell the entire
story when they saw my cast.
It was a good story, but by noon I felt like I had told it a billion times. And
its not like I got to just tell the story. I usually had to start with Heres
what Tourettes is, heres how long Ive had it
So when the pale, impatient-looking woman with the strange sweater
slammed her pile of books down and demanded that I help her, I was glad
that she, at least, was in too much of a hurry to ask questions.
We were almost done when she said, What happened to you, anyway?
I held my thumb up to her face and said, I snagged this on someones
eye socket when I was pulling it back out of their brain.
She pursed her lips, turned paler than I would have thought possible, and
walked out without saying a word. She didnt even take her books, which
I considered a victory in my battle against Danielle Steel.
The Moral
Humor is a moving target that wont ever sit still. This wont change.
As long as most people think youre funny, youre probably funny. Ignore
lame-os who cant see the humor in receiving an eye-gouging thumb strike
from a mild-mannered librarian.
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What BaIacIavas Can Teach Us about
Courage
Tuesday, October l3, 2009
Cor blimey, guv! Me dog and bones all knitted!
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
As the weather turns colder, Ive started thinking about hats and scarves and
whether I still have a pair of gloves that match. But wait! Theres some-
thing missing. Something to keep me warm all winter a balaclava!
Theres something about balaclavas that makes me laugh. Maybe its the
way British people say balaclaaaaavah. No, it doesnt rhyme with ca-
daver. Sort of the same way, Brits say banaaaana. Giggling happens
immediately.
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balaclava for a really cold day
If its that cold, dont go out!
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Mr. Wrong
Unfortunately, people use balaclavas as masks to hide their identity when
theyre causing injury or up to no-good. That doesnt make me laugh.
baby in balaclava
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Interesting what changes when you shift the context, isnt it? Consider
what happens whenever youve decided to take on a new challenge, change
a habit or adopt a new one.
Courage is required as you introduce your new idea to the people around
you. Do they greet you with warm smiles and cheerful encouragement
or is it more like youve just declared yourself to be Mr. Wrong?
What were really asking for is to be supported by others as we re-invent
something about ourselves. Please change your point of view about
me, is our unspoken request. The truth is, people wont see us in the
new way our new context until theres enough evidence to support our
level of commitment.
Have the courage to experiment with new ideas. More importantly have
the courage to allow people to see you the way they know you to be until
theyve seen enough new evidence to allow you to be someone different or
- if you get tired of waiting - make some new friends and tell the ones who
stubbornly refuse to see you in your new way to get stuffed.
Balaclavas were originally made in chainmail and worn under a Warriors
helmet. Amazing that something so warm and wonderful came from
something cold and hard. In both cases, the intention is the same to
provide protection from harsh elements.
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This last guy has one of those Muay Thai (kick-boxing) headpieces. Im
reminded of someone
3orge Rivera, UFCFighter, has been known to wear a chainmail balaclava
during his walk-out to the octagon. Jorge or Georgie, as hes known to his
friends, is a warm and gentle man. All that changes, of course, when hes
face to face with his opponent.
I love that about fighters. Heres what Ive noticed. They know how to
be fierce and they know when to be gentle. They know when to fight
and when to listen. They make sacrifices, many of us wouldnt dream of
making, to be the best they can be. They have deep respect for themselves
and for other people. Most of all, they love fighting. Fighting is their
way of playing, relaxing and honoring themselves. Theyre committed to
their sport. They provide lots of evidence to demonstate their commitment.
Thats living life juicy!
What would it be take for you to walk around wearing a balaclava mask or
the chainmail version? Most of us are too self-conscious to do anything so
silly. I guess thats why we have Halloween one night out of the year to
hide behind a mask and be a kid again.
Dont wait for Halloween! Be courageous! Take a minute today to think
of something funny or silly or playful that you can do. Make it happen!
Youll smile. You might even laugh. Youll definitely feel better. Maybe
youll find a new way to play, relax and honor yourself? Want to borrow
one of my balaclavas?
Please let us know what youre thinking. We love your comments!
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Jorge el Conquistador Rivera
Jorge El Conquistador Rivera vs Rob Kimmons at UFC 104 on Saturday,
October 24, 2009
Good luck, Georgie! Our love and support are surrounding you in the oc-
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Jorge Rivera TKO Rob Kimmons UFC 104
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Widgets, Contests and BuIgarian Wine
Reviews: Juicy Tips for Modern Lives
Friday, October l6, 2009
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Here are my five favorite Other Peoples Adventures for this week. The
definition of a healthy, juicy life is different for each of us. Whatever makes
you feel good and makes you smile counts. Each of the following articles
provides an opportunity to try something new. Questions to ask yourself, a
contest to enter, fresh food, unusual wine and 101 new widgets to play with
thats living life juicy!
Bulgarian Wines Reviewed
Top 10 Bulgarian Wines: My Winner by Lance
You never know when you might need to choose a fine Bulgarian wine.
Complete with lots of information about each wine and rating points. Hello
to my new blogger buddy in Bulgaria, Lance from Bansko Blog!
Fresh produce stands instead of hot dog stands! by Krizia
Yummy! The city officials for the Bronx have approved 1,000 new mo-
bile produce carts (NYC Green Carts) for neighbourhoods that have long
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been isolated fromhaving access to proper supermarkets, grocery stores and
farmers markets offering fresh produce at reasonable prices.
The Top 111 WordPress Plugins by Andrew Rondeau
Blogging buddies, spend some time with this list and find some excellent
must-have plug-ins for your WordPress blog. I found answers to questions
I havent even thought of have yet! 13 fantastic new plug-ins were added
to my blog, ThatGirlisFunny.
The Ninety Nine Ways Relaunch Contest More Than $900 in Prizes to be
Won!
Great prizes for blogging people! From the contest sponsor, Changing
over to a Premium WooThemes theme brought on the idea of holding a
contest to give someone out there the chance to give their blog a makeover
and at the same time get a few products, services, resources (and more) that
would be of major benefit to their blogging.
20 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Every Sunday by Mark and Angel
What did I learn last week? If you have trouble answering question,
its time for a change. It doesnt matter how old you are, you should learn
something new every week.
Excellent first question. Going through this list every week would make a
huge difference in deciding how, where and with whom to spend your time
each week.
Have you found some interesting people living healthy, juicy lives in
your on-line travels? Please send your favorites and Ill include them
here.
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Practicing Honoring Menand Women and
OurseIves on a DaiIy Basis
Monday, October l9, 2009
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Top Gun Fighter Pilot aka Tom Cruise
Just found this most excellent video this morning called Thank Your Mili-
tary sent over by a facebook friend. ThankYourMilitary is a movement de-
signed to ask people to say thank you to the men and women willing to
make sacrifices to protect us and to keep us free. Her message applies to
soldiers worldwide.
A reporrer os|eJ severol people rne quesrion, Wnor Jo you rnin| you owe
your counrry'
Mosr people soiJ, Norninq. My counrry owes me.
Funny what rights we take for granted, isnt it? Whether you believe in
having armed
militias or not, having one allows us freedom and safety that doesnt exist
everywhere in the world.
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Thank Your Military video
www.thankyourmilitary.org
How Do We Honor Each Other?
Honor meaning having great respect and admiration for:
To elevate someones status by giving them a title or award (or a special
nickname)
To praise publicly a s a source of pride
Treating something as a special, cherished privilege
To give prestige to somebody or something such as an occasion by choosing
to appear, accompany, or take part
To keep a promise, or fulfill the terms of an agreement or contract
To make someone feel proud and pleased by agreeing to do something for
that person
To offer recognition of someone or something
Being trusted to act in a certain way
Staking your reputation on something
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beaming a radiant smile
I feel honored whenever a warm-hearted person recognizes the sacrifices
Ive made to achieve a certain result. Its even better when they notice and
say something out loud about it. Honor goes off the charts if other people
are around to hear it too. I beam and radiate happiness when that happens.
I feel appreciated, loved, connected and respected. What a precious gift!
Consider the opposite. Weve all experienced the Cold Fish approach from
someone um, hate to admit it, but weve probably acted that way ourselves
at times. Recognize any of these behaviors?
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having a disagreement and feeling dishonored
I feel dishonored whenever someone ridicules or belittles or expresses con-
tempt for something Im doing or a decision Ive made. No love! I feel iso-
lated, separated and kept at arms-length. Praise and affection are withheld.
Privileges are taken for granted.
In the past, Ive gone to a great deal of effort to attempt to change the mind
of someone treating me this way. What dont they understand? How can I
get them to see my point of view? Ive since learned that in most cases
Im wasting my time. We dont agree. Im NOT enjoying myself. So, why
am I hanging around with you?
If being honored is important to you, know when its time to move on
and find some new people to play with. If moving on is difficult or
impossible:
make sure to include people in your life who honor you
find ways to honor yourself find something to appreciate about yourself
make it a daily practice to honor someone or something youve been taking
for granted
when someone pays you a compliment beam a radiant smile and say thank
you! Theyll want to do it again and again because other peoples happiness
makes us feel good too.
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4 fighter pilots
Everyone knows someone who served in the Armed Forces. Make an
effort to say thank you. Think of something else to say if you feel weird
saying Thank you for fighting.
Thank Your Military! Find a fighter pilot to hug today.
If you dont want to thank a soldier, find someone else to thank. If you
dont want to say thank you out loud, give someone a hug. Hugs work
great. Try it! It might even help with your swaggamost of us love being
hugged. Thats living life juicy!
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I love huqs and comments tooI Please share your thouqhts in the com-
ments section.
Photo Credits google images and jupiterimages
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Heres Everything You Need to Know About
Saying Yes or Saying No
Friday, October 23, 2009
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
No, everythings fine. I can manage by myself, thank you.
Saying NO!
Awhile back, I offered to hold the door for a young woman carrying a child,
several bags and a hot coffee. She threw me a look and declined my help. I
stood, waiting and watching intently as she tried to look natural and in con-
trol of everything while she navigated the door.
She made it through! The image of her struggling through the door stuck
with me all day. What makes us think we have to do it all by ourselves
and without help? If I had held the door for her that day, I would have
smiled and then forgotten all about it. But years later, I still remember it.
Shes not alone in refusing to accept support. Heres my version of refusing
to do something
that I know would work better for me.
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too much sugar!
When I sat down to write, there were 8 chocolate orange sticks left in the
box. Now, there are seven. These are the very same chocolates that have
caused an outbreak of spots on my face. Well, and the Haagen Dazs ice
cream that was recently on sale. I still have some of that left too.
Throw it away? Absolutely not! Isnt it funny how we fight against doing
whats good for us? Thats normal for us humans.
Saying Yes!
Hayley was a stranger to me when we started chatting on Twitter whilst
watching UFC 100 (mixed martial arts fights) on TV this summer. She
was in England and I was in the US. We happily cheered for our favorites
and tweeted like mad whenever anything interesting happened. It was so
much fun! It was like we were in the same room together.
After a few more tweets, we graduated to becoming facebook friends.
Thats how I found out that she knew Keith Florian, my Jiu Jitsu
teacher. Small world! Hayley and her husband, Pete, were planning a
visit to Canada and the US with Boston being one of their stops.
I made a deal with her. If she brought me a packet of my favorite biscuits
(cookies), Id let her borrowmy gi to train in. She was a good sport and said,
yes. Hayley kept her word and turned up this Tuesday at Florian Martial
Arts Centerwith Pete, the bikkies and a big smile ready to take her first
grappling class. My McVities Dark Chocolate Digestives traveled from
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Newcastle, England through Manchester then off to Frankfurt, Calgary,
Banff, Jasper, Edmonton, Minneapolis, New York City, New Jersey, and
finally to me in Boston. Quite a journey and only one was broken!
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Peter, Hayley and Cheryl ready for class at Florian Martial Arts Center
Look what we would have missed if I hadnt invited Hayley to visit or
if she had said, No.
Seems to me, the woman with the bundles, the baby and the beverage was
taking life too seriously as she navigated the door. Or maybe thats just my
interpretation. Could it be that she was playing some mad game like she
was challenging herself to see if she could handle it all? For all I know, I
could have been spoiling her fun.
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Saying Yes! Thats living life juicy! Or maybe a little bit crazy
What are you saying Yes! to when you mean no and No! to when
you mean yes? We love your comments! Please share your thoughts
with us in the comments section.
photo credits: www.googleimages.com, www.berro.com and my personal
photos taken by Lea with my camera during class
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5l Must Know Habits for Staying Young
from the Inside Out
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Adventures in living a healthy, juicy life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
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required to create new habits explains how Ive been able to stay young
from the inside out. My physical appearance is a really good gift from
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God. Im eternally grateful. I eat well, exercise and get as much sleep as
possible. Im strong and healthy.
Now that Im on my journey through my 30s, Ive begun to take stock of
the wisdom Ive gained. If I knew then what I know now, what would I
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51 Must Know Habits jor Stayinq Younq jrom the Inside Out
Adventures in living a healthy, juicy life by Cheryl Ragsdale People
often say, Cheryl, you dont look like youre S1. How is that possible?
Michael 3ackson, Madonna and Donny Osmond all look young too.
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Were all the same age. I know Michael wont get any older. Part of me is
pretending that hes still alive. I cant handle it his new movies coming
out on the 28 of October. Its just too sad to think about him being dead.
Hes always been two weeks older than me. I believe that paying attention
to how Im feeling and doing the work required to create new habits
explains how Ive been able to stay young from the inside out. My
physical appearance is a really good gift from God. Im eternally
grateful. I eat well, exercise and get as much sleep as possible. Im
strong and healthy. Now that Im on my journey through my 30s, Ive
begun to take stock of the wisdom Ive gained. If I knew then what I
know now, what would I do differently? And so was born this list of
51 Must Know Habits jor Stayinq Younq jrom the Inside Out.
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to join newsletter. Sign up today and youre automatically registered to
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Yoga for Smokers, Drinkers, Meat-Eaters
and Non-BeIievers
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
Guest Post by SalGal and KK, the MidlifeGals
Must-Know Habit for Staying Young from the Inside Out #46: Find
Something that You Really Love to Do
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KK Goes First
After having spent THIRTY days and nights at an ashram in the middle
of an illiterate county in Virginia in order to procure my Yoga instructor
teaching certificate, I KNOW that the powers of a Gurus persuasion are
STRONG. The bliss ninnies did their darndest to shape, mold, brainwash
and transform me from a cynical, jaded ex-revolutionary of the sixties into
someone
who wears pajamas, bows in honor of the guru and eats nothing but TOFU
at every meager meal.
I survived the ordeal, received my teaching certificate, then I got the
hell out of there. Came straight home and opened a yoga studio called,
Yoqa jor Smokers, Drinkers, Meat-Eaters and Non-Believers, much to
the chagrin of the wack-a-doos from the ashram.
For background accompaniment, I play Boz Scaggs instead of Ravi Shankar
and his grating Sitar music. I renamed the postures because who can re-
member Bhujangasana? I just called that one the Ive Fallen and I Cant
Get Up posture.
We laugh, we learn and my students leave satisfied with their progress. I
allow them to discern their own spiritual identity (if they want one). Bend-
ing their beliefs is NOT my job, but their own. I just teach them how to
bend their bodies.
Hairy armI mean, Hari Om!!
PS- I wrote a novel about my experience at the ashram called, A Texon
Goes ro Nirvono. Its an invitation to giggle over my cynical observa-
tions about daily life at the ashram. If you know a publisher who might be
interested in working with me, please let me know. I need one who isnt
afraid of the ninnies version of karma.
KK
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SalGals Turn
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Must-Know Habit for Staying Young from the Inside Out #43: Get rid of
people who taunt or tease as youre trying out new things.
At my age, Ive just got to keep moving. The stretching and bending and
reaching helps keep my middle-aged body nimble enough to get up from a
chair without grunting. I can sit down at night, peaceful and happy in the
knowledge that Ive done something that will keep me from growing into
the shape of my favorite Barko-Lounger.
I dont do Yoga as well as KK does, but I dont let that stop me from
doing it anyway. I do the best I can. Sometimes, I think I must look
like a manatee trying to do ballet.
I can do the Sun Salutation pretty well and Im okay at the Ive Fallen
And I Cant Get Up, but I have trouble with the Horny Cat and the
Check Out Your Vajayjay. KK has assured me that these are the correct
technical names for these postures. She should know because she went to
an ashram in Kentucky or some place like that.
Yoga, for me, is like talking to my 87-year-old mother. I have to take a deep
breath and hope I dont get all bent out of shape. Afterwards, I feel like
Ive done something really good, but I still need a drink.
SalGal
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The Midlife Gals Performing the Head Thwomp Yoga pose
Talk to us about your experiences with yoga or other ways that youre prac-
ticing staying young fromthe inside out. We love hearing fromyou. Please
share your thoughts by leaving a comment.
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Pink Ribbons, Roommate Issues and a 7
Layer BK Whopper: The Good, the Bad and
the Greasy
Sunday, November l, 2009
More Adventures in Living Healthy 3uicy Lives
by Cheryl Ragsdale
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Who wants a bite of my BK Windows 7 (Patty) Whopper?
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Who wants a bite of my 7 layer BK Whopper? Gimme some ketchup,
please.
Burger King 3apan and the 7-patty Whopper burger? by Krizia from
eatsmartagesmart
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Krizias post dated 24 October 2009 captured a great deal of attention in the
blogosphere (over 19,S93 views) and sparked some interesting comments
from Krizias new readers.
This is taken from her post: I quess o requlor wnopper is nor boJ enouqn
since Jopons Burqer Kinq resrouronrs pur our o Wnopper ro enJ oll
Wnoppers: rne 7-porry Wnopper burqer. Tne iJeo is ro nonour Microso[rs
new WinJows 7 operorinq sysrem, bur nonesrly rnis is jusr serrinq o boJ ex-
omple wnen ir comes ro nurririon. Krizia, 24 October 2009
Comments range fromI WANT THAT! fromsomeone called Fat Bastard
to
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patty. from someone named 3ordan.
Thank you, Krizia, for pointing out an excellent example of:
Must-Know Habit for Staying Young from the Inside Out #48: Dont
expect everyone to like the same things you like. Allow people to be
different from you.
Give up tryinq to chanqe people. Ij theyre determined to jollow a partic-
ular path, get out of their way and find something more interesting to
dolike looking up gluttony on Wikipedia.
Well done, Krizia!
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I had a big lunch better get some exercise.
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Top l0 Reasons Fred Loves Being the
OIdest Guy On the Mat
Monday, November 2, 2009
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
Guest Post by Fred Cook
A friend of mine, Cheryl Ragsdale, from That Girl Is Funny, asked if Id
write a post about age and practicing martial arts.
Cheryl is no stranger to being on the mat. She trains in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
at Florian Martial Arts Center in Brookline, MA, run by Kenny Florian
and his brother, Keith Florian. She also started her BJJ training later than
mosttake a look and try and guess how old Cheryl isIll bet youll be
off by 10 or 13 years.
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In 1989, I began my Aikido training at the Aikido Shobukan Dojo in Wash-
ington, DC at the ripe old age of 40. I think thats when the journey
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really began. I became a mat-rat and earned my Shodan in a little over
five years. Since then Ive been training and/or helping teach at the dojo on
a regular basis.
In October of 2008, I joined Evolve Academy and started training in their
Personal Defense System (PDS) which is based on Muay Thai with a bit of
street jiu-jitsu. At 39 I was the oldest student in the class. In July of 2009,
one month shy of 60 years old, I started training solely in Brazilian 3iu-
3itsu (B33) to see if I could hack it.
That was three months ago and although I get my head handed to me on a
weekly basis when sparring, I love getting on the mat each time to see if I
can last just a little bit longer before being subbed by one of the higher
belts.
I love beinq the oldest quy on the mat.
Why? Here are my Top 10 Reasons:
Helio Gracie, the Father of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
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#10 Reassurance: Training in BJJ is by far the hardest physical thing Ive
ever done. Its also the BEST workout you could ever wish for, assum-
ing you have your doctors ok and youre in decent physical condition.
Sparring with someone for five minute rounds will let you know, without a
doubt, just what kind of shape youre in. Its very reassuring to know you
con survive. (At least for a few minutes!)
#9 Confidence: Have you ever wondered how you would stack up against
someone half your age in a fight/physical conflict? Doesnt matter if youre
40, 30 or 60always nice to know. (Its even better if youre confident you
coulJ hold your ownat least for a few minutes!)
#8 Awareness: As in Aikido, being aware of your situation (zanshin) in
BJJ is extremely important, whether youre on the top or bottom, because
things change quickly. That also translates well to everyday living. Being
the oldest guy on the mat, Im also aware when I surprise my partner with
speed, strength, balance or flexibility. Feels good. (SomeJoy, Ill surprise
them with my techniqueI hope.)
#7 Hope: Being the oldest guy on the mat, I hope Im sending a signal to
anyone who questions, Can I do this? The answer is a resounding YES.
Youre never too old to try something new. Just go for it! You might
surprise yourself! (Hey, if I can do this, why wouldnt you be able to?)
#6 Feeling of Accomplishment: In general, most martial arts schools (the
good ones) promote their students based on accomplishment. You need to
show up and do the work. Nothings guaranteed, you have to eorn it.
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Getting promoted to Intermediate White Belt may not sound very exciting,
but I felt a terrific sense of accomplishment when I was presented with my
new belt by Mr. Jordan. Beinq the oldest quy in the class: nice. Beinq the
oldest and qettinq promoted: priceless.
Royce Gracie (Helios son) demonstrating a choke
#3 Respect: The harder I work at being better on the mat, the more respect
I feel from my partners, regardless of belt level or age. (Being twice the
age of most of the class doesnt give me a pass. To get respect, you have to
earn it. Lveryone in the class works hard.)
#4 Inner Strength: Muscular strength is one thing and, quite frankly Im a
pretty strong guy. But strength is secondary to technique and inner strength
is a whole different ballgame. Dealing with someone pressing all of their
weight into you, smothering you in side control while trying to submit or
mount you tests your inner strength. How do you stay calm? How do you
breathe? How do you move? Age has little to do with this, but being the
oldest on the mat and not giving it up right away? Thats sweet.
#3 Test of Abilities: As we get older, we start to question our abilitiesor
perhaps I should say our limirorions. Unfortunately, theres an assumption
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in our society that once someone turns ___ years old, they need to slow
down, take it easy and not push themselves roo hardthey need to be aware
of their limirorions. Ive always believed in the use it or lose it school of
thought. Being the oldest guy on the mat lets me test my abilities (not
my limitations) against opponents much younger, stronger, faster and
more skilled than I am. How COOL is that?
#2 Awesome Blue Kimonos: This has absolutely nothing to do with being
the oldest guy on the mat I get to wear not only white kimonos but
BLUE ones as well! BONUS! (I have to wear a white gi when I train in
Aikido.)
dropping a triangle on his opponent thats good jits, son!
And the #1 Reason Fred Loves Being the Oldest Guy On the Mat
#1 Fun: The most important reason of all. Even though I moan and groan
about how hard the training is, when its all said and done its FUN! Also,
being the oldest guy on the mat makes it fun to watch someones face when
I tell them Im 60! When I received my belt promotion, Master Mike told
the class that Fred is 46, so I dont want to hear any excuses why you guys
cant train. When I told Virgil, one of my favorite training partners, that I
was actually 60, he didnt believe me. Fun times! Who needs any other
reason?
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Fred Cook without his blue kimono
Freds New BJJ Belt
If you want to read more about Fred Cooks adventures with Brazilian Jiu
Jitsu, visit him on his blog called Luck is for Rabbits.
This guest post is Freds official entry in ThatGirlisFunnys 31 Must-Know
Habits for Staying Young fromthe Inside Out Gift Basket Give-Away.
Looks like Fred is handling at least 3 of the 51 Must-Know Habits jor
Stayinq Younq jrom the Inside Out:
Habit 44: Gather people around you who support your learning pro-
cess.
Habit 47: Find people to share your passion with.
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Habit S0: Surround yourself with everything and everyone who pleases
you, to support your comfort and make you feel at home.
Freds crew at Evolve Academy
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o[ wol|inq rne qounrler. Tne wnole closs lines up in rwo rows, removes rneir
belrs onJ you qer ro wol| slowly on your nonJs onJ |nees [rom one enJ ro
rne orner wnile rney ro|e o wnoc| or your ninJ quorrers wirn rneir belrs.
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JiJnr woil on us os norJ os rney coulJ.
Its a guy thing.
photo credits: sweep, Helio Gracie, Royce Gracie, armlocktriangle, found
all photos on google images or else theyre from Fred Cooks personal col-
lection.
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Dirty Looks and How to Throw One:
Earning Respect & Setting Boundaries
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Cheryl Ragsdale throwing a dirty look
Giving someone a dirty look by that I mean the kind of look that stops
people in their tracks when theyre doing something or saying something
disrespectful to you. Dirty looks are a natural response to being disre-
spected.
Lately, Ive been noticing people allowing themselves to be diminished or
invalidated meaning walked on like a doormat by others. I find that
upsetting.
Its so easily handled when you know how to throw a dirty look effec-
tively. Dirty looks require practice, good timing and the willingness to
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back up your look with strong words, if necessary. Really effective dirty
looks require no words at all. People recognize their error and back down.
Isnt that how it works when someone throws you a dirty look?
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Establishing Boundaries
We use dirty looks to issue a warning and establish boundaries. We all
know someone who gets treated like this hapless lass in this cartoon:
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The trouble is, when you let someone get away with treating you that
way once, they do it over and over again.
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Respect:
- a feeling or attitude of admiration and deference toward somebody or
something
- to pay attention to and refrain from violating something
- to show consideration or thoughtfulness in relation to somebody or some-
thing
- to value, have reverence for or hold a high opinion of
- to admire
Removing people from my life who are disrespectful to me has been one of
the most difficult and most rewarding habits Ive taken on in my quest to
Stay Young from the Inside Out. It takes something to stand up to
people.
Habit #38: Say NO, when you mean NO.
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Earning Respect
Heres another example of being disrespected from
dumbemployed.com
Ar wor| roJoy, I wos worerinq rne o[[ice plonrs wnen I loo|eJ insiJe rne Jirr
por. I [ounJ o |ey rinq, o piece o[ qum, on empry Mounroin Dew borrle onJ
o business corJ insiJe. Ir wos my business corJ. Im dumbemployed.
Who put my business card in the flower pot?
How do we earn respect from others?
vanquishing foes
winning
losing bravely
getting the job done well
overcoming the odds
doing the best we can
being responsible for putting our best foot forward
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fighting for what we believe in
NOT tolerating being dishonored or shamed
Are you messing with my girl?
Another question to ask is: Are you disrespecting yourself? Do you make
promises that you fail to keep? Do you say youll do something and then fail
to perform no showor accidentally forget? You reap what you sow. Start
with yourself. Wheres your pride? Self-respect is honoring to yourself and
to the people around you. If you want respect, be the person we can set a
clock by.
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Introducing the Experts
Heres the good news and the bad news. The good news is that its not
hard to set good boundaries. The bad news is the responsibility for setting
boundaries rests entirely with you. No one is going to do it for you. When
you respect yourself, other people will respect you too. When you stand up
for yourself, other people will stand up for you too. But, no one will fight
your battles for you.
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More bad news like attracts like if you disrespect others, others will
disrespect you too. Hey, what goes around, comes around.
Not sure what to do when someone is being disrespectful? Like any
other habit, standing up for yourself must be practiced on a regular basis.
Practice setting and maintaining good boundaries.
Every person in the world has a version of a dirty look. Well help you find
yours. It works beautifully dont even have to say anything. Its not a
special trick. In fact, you already
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know how to throw effective dirty looks. Some of us have just forgotten
how to do it. I brought in a team of experts to demonstrate and help us
remember how to throw effective dirty looks.
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When I feel respected, Imable to let my guard down. I notice whos around
when I feel the need to keep my guard up and where I feel comfortable
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taking it down. That might sound strange to you, but Ive only recently
learned to recognize that I had an option.
Try it! Youll be happier. Everyone will know where they stand with you.
Youll feel more balanced, more solid, more grounded. What you
You can forget about the yo-yo, buddy.
believe about yourself shows up on your face. Make sure yours is com-
municating the right message at the right time.
Oh, there is that other dirty look. The look we reserve for men who
deserve it. Ladies, I can show you how to rock that look too. Were
gonna need a different panel of experts
Be respectful to people. Life works better that way. No Respect. No
Yo-Yo.
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How have you been standing up for yourself lately?
Leave a comment or else send a link with a good example that you found
on-line:
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photo credits: personal photos of Cheryl Ragsdale, little boy, Hillary
Clinton, drawing, google images, little red headed girl, cat
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Stop BIending in with the WaIIpaper: 5
Easy Steps to being More Interesting
Monday, November 9, 2009
More Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
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Stay Young Habit #7:
Be Interesting
Dont Blend in with the Wallpaper
Do you ever get bored with yourself? Even worse, do your friends let
you know that youre dull? Help is on the way! Nik Karlil from Per-
sonalDevelopmentPro.net and 3ason Peck from RoommateFail.com are
here with some ideas to help you be more interesting.
Be unpredictable: Predictable is boring. Having a timetable is predictable.
Cracking the same joke over and over is predictable. So is going to the
same restaurant for lunch. Whens the last time you tried something new
and different? Find new ways to solve problems.
Be humorous: We all love laughing our ass off fromtime to time. Aperson
whos funny is almost guaranteed to be interesting and catches our attention.
Though it may sound simple, being funny is an art and mastering it requires
some hard work. Consider the following story submitted by 3ason Peck
from RoommateFail.com BoJ roommores suc|, bur or leosr rney mo|e
qooJ srories.
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The Ultimate Roommate Snore Stopper
Ive had my share of roommates with issues. One wore his own wisdom
tooth around his neck. Another smelled really bad in the morning. One year,
I shared a dorm room with a guy who snored loudly like wake-up-the-
dead, bring-back-the-dinosaurs-from-extinction loud. RoommateFail!
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Yelling, Stop snoring biatch! during the night didnt work. Id have to
yell at him over and over before he would wake up. Hed fall back to sleep
and start snoring again a few minutes later.
I had to take action.
First, I tried throwing hats at him. Id keep a few in my bed and throw
one at his face as soon as his snores and honks woke me up. When the
hats connected with their target, he stopped snoring. But, at random times
during the night, I wasnt the most accurate hat-thrower. Sometimes, Id
throw8 hats during the night and would run out. Then it was back to yelling
at him to shut up. I needed a different approach.
I started sleeping with a gun under my pillow a $10 water-gun from
Walmart. Whenever the dude snored, Id bust out my water-gun and squirt
him in the eyes, nose, mouthwhatever it took to get him to stop.
It worked! This is the ultimate roommate snore stopper. Quick and effec-
tive. I highly recommend it. Sometimes my roommate would wake up in
the morning and complain that his pillow was wet. I told him he needed to
quit drooling in his sleep.
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Note to Self: Never fall asleep around 3ason
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Whats next on the list?
Get an outdoor hobby: If youre always in your room, in front of your
computer or the TV, you need to get out of the house. Staying in is not cool
or interesting. There are so many awesome things you can do outside. Dont
stay confined to your 4 wall prison. Theres basketball, football, soccer,
tennis, martial arts, badminton, break dancing, wall climbing, swimming,
snooker, diving, golf, parkour and the list goes on. Everyone needs an
outdoor hobby. Get out of your room! Whats parkour? Glad you asked.
Check out this video:
The colorful Brit-speak at the end of the video loosely translates to
3olly good show, old chap! Have a drink on me.
Explore the world: The worlds largest swimming pool, the last standing 7
wonders of the ancient world, the new 7 wonders of the world, the 100 best
dive sites or the 9 best train journeys. I can write a full list of destinations,
but you get the point. Traveling is great fun. Theres so many things to see
and so many cultures to learn and experience. My dream is to travel across
the world. Life is an adventure, right?
Have clear goals: We all have a thing for people who are focused and know
what they want in life. Indecisive is boring and frustrating to watch. If you
dont have a goal, its about time you find one. It doesnt really matter if
your goal is small. Goals bring purpose to your life.
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Id like to hear your thoughts
Now its your turn. What will you do to make yourself more interest-
ing?
The difference between being interesting and boring? Sometimes, when
were bored, its because were afraid to try new things, envious of what
other people are doing or unwilling to do anything to change our situation.
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The only person who can make the switch from being invisible blend-
ing in with the wallpaper to being vibrant, alive and sought out by
others is you.
Thats living life juicy! Thats Staying Young fromthe Inside Out. Please
feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section.
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What I Learned from Watching Kenny
FIorian Train with Benson Henderson 2
MMA Fighters, l0 Lessons
Wednesday, November ll, 2009
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Monday night, after a double session of Muay Thai (kick-boxing) and
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Florian Martial Arts Center, I had the opportunity to
hang out and watch Kenny Kenflo Florian, UFC Fighter, training with
Benson Smooth Henderson, WEC Interim Lightweight Champion.
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Benson Henderson and Kenny Florian sparring at Florian Martial Arts Cen-
ter j photo by Cheryl Ragsdale
Watching both men, I thought about their individual journeys and how hard
they work to continuously strengthen body and mind preparing to face their
next opponents. These guys are living life the way they want to rather
than the way they have to. Kennys next fight is against Clay Guida
at UFC 107 on December 12, 2009. Benson is taking on 3amie Varner
for the WEC Lightweight Championship on 3anuary 10, 2010.
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In a recent on-line article posted on WEC.tv Benson Henderson Still
Humble Ajter Career Milestone (21 October 2009), Benson explains that
fighters need deep down desire and a no quit attitude. Its something
you have to prove to yourself, not just once. The next fight I have to prove
it again. And then I have to prove it again and again and again. And then
in practice, Ill have guys coming to my gym that will see me and want to
train jiu-jitsu or MMA with me, and then Ill have to prove myself again in
practice.
Benson Henderson and Kenny Florian taking a break from training j photo
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Watching them sparring, I realized that both Kenny and Benson practice (at
least) two of my
S1 Must-Know Habits for Staying Young from the Inside Out
Stay Young Habit #11
Express yourself to people who listen and who believe in the eventual
accomplishment of your goals.
Stay Young Habit #12
Severely minimize your conversations and time spent with people who
rip holes in your goals and dreams.
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Heres what I learned from watching them:
Choose people, places and things that light you up and make you happy.
Theres a lot of love in our dojo. Thats why I like being there. I feel com-
fortable. It feels like home. When guys come to train and spar with Kenny,
theres excitement in the air. Each partner has been selected to help Kenny
prepare to battle his opponents strong points. Pride, excitement and con-
centration are evident for the people sparring and for all of us watching.
Benson Henderson and Kenny Florian sparring at Florian Martial Arts Cen-
ter j photo by Cheryl Ragsdale
Spend time with a challenging activity to avoid boredom. Dont pick
something thats easy for you to do. We all like different things. I like
boxing, Muay Thai (kick-boxing), Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and a new one thats
just been added wrestling. Any one of those sports is challenging enough.
Certainly, I could choose to focus on deepening my knowledge of just
one. But I like training in all of them at the same time. It keeps my mind
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dancing, sorting things out and creating new solutions. Training in 4 differ-
ent skills keeps my synapses firing!
Achieve Mastery: challenge yourself to improve every day. Fighting is
more than physical skill. Staying mentally and emotionally fit is impor-
tant too. Manage the people who are around you. Stop tolerating people
who rain on your parade. Apply the Stay Young Habits listed above to
avoid taking garbage in (negative thinking or too much drama). It will
color your thinking and youll start speaking garbage out. People talk them-
selves out of victory all the time. Sometimes quitting just before the goal is
reached.
Train to fight another day. Choose training partners you trust to drill
and spar with. Neither person should end up injured. Remember that line
from the Korore KiJ movie, rneres no poin in rnis Jojo? We dont play
that way. Were honorable and respectful to each other or else we get sent
home.
Benson Henderson and Kenny Florian at Florian Martial Arts Center j photo
by Cheryl Ragsdale
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Build knowledge over time with experience and great teachers. Show
up. Practice. Get technical. Prepare for the worst that can happen. How-
ever you drill in practice is how its going to show up during the match.
Except with another guy charging you, it might not look as pretty and per-
fect as it does during a friendly sparring session. Be patient with your
progress.
Learn from different people. Dont get in a rut believing that you can get
everything you need in one place or from one person. Variety is the spice
of life. Different sparring partners arrive on a regular basis to challenge
Kenny. Each one has areas to develop and strengthen. They learn from
each other. One strong man learning from another. Play to your strengths
and learn how to overcome your less developed side.
Never give up. If the goal is worth having, press on. Anyone hearing you
say, I give up. Im just too tired, should be given permission to playfully
thwump you and say Snap out of it and get back to work!
Benson Henderson and Kenny Florian at Florian Martial Arts Center j Photo
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Keep progressing. Move steadily towards your goal. Stay focused on the
outcome. Dont get distracted by injuries or other setbacks. Take breaks
when you need them. Organize your life to support the accomplishment of
your goals. Think of ways around issues and problems as they arise. Let
nothing deter you from your goal. Overcome all obstacles!
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Believe in yourself. Others can accompany you on your journey, but ulti-
mately, when the bell rings, what happens next is completely up to you.
Youre the only one facing your opponent. All of your supporters are
watching and waiting anxiously to see what the outcome will be. Life
is exciting!
Benson Henderson and Kenny Florian at Florian Martial Arts Center j Photo
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Relax and consider your next move. Trust in body memory. Your body
will respond the way its been trained to respond. Its very difficult to make
good decisions when youre uptight, not breathing, afraid, and feeling cau-
tious or confused. The work has been done. Be confident. Trust yourself
to do your very best. Breathe in. Breathe out.
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Kenny Florian sporting the newFloMACrash guard j photo by Cheryl Rags-
dale
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Next Fights:
Florian vs Guida
UFC 107 December 12, 2009 in Memphis, TN
VICTORIOUS!
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Varner vs Henderson
WEC 3anuary 10, 2010 for the WEC Lightweight Championship in
Sacramento, CA
VICTORIOUS!
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Share your thoughts! Do you see any lessons that I missed that youd like
to add? Please leave your comments. We love to hear from you!
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One more thing, you can get your own Florian Martial Arts Center rash
guard like the one Kennys wearing for $33. Tell them I sent you. Maybe
theyll give you a FloMAC sticker because you know me. LOL!
photo credit: all photos from Cheryl Ragsdales personal collection.
www.thatgirlisfunny.com
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Grumpy OId Men and Coffee Served
TopIess Another Way to Go Green
Friday, November l3, 2009
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Coffee-to-Stay: No Shirt? No Problem!
Coffee served topless. Does that mean they dont use lids on their to-go
cups? Thats a good way to go green.
No, Petunia. It means you get tiddies with your coffee.
Tiddies?!
I smell coffee! You said you were going to the gym.
Well, that might not be how you spell it, but thats how you say it. Those
Maine-iacs up in Vassalboro are adding new flavor to your morning rit-
ual. Introducing Donald Crabtree, a man with an ingenious plan to help
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save the environment and put smiles on patrons faces. Hes also illus-
trating one of my S1 Must-Know Habits for Staying Young from the
Inside Out
Stay Young Habit #6:
Be receptive and open your mind to new people, places, things and
ideas
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Grand View Topless Coffee Shop
VASSALBORO, Maine The controversial Grand View Topless Coffee
Shop could make a comeback this time, inside an office trailer.
Donald Crabtree opened Grand View on Feb. 23, 2009 inside a former
motel building, featuring topless waiters and waitresses serving dough-
nuts and coffee drawing complaints from some residents and long
lines of customers.
Crabtrees original coffee shop building, which was also his home, burned
to the ground June 4, 2009 during a late-night fire that investigators say was
intentionally set. The property was not insured.
Crabtree said he worked construction jobs during the summer, sold his re-
maining possessions, and accepted donations at the site while providing
car washes and coffee. He scraped together enough money to purchase the
construction site-style trailer, which is 12 feet wide by 60 feet long.
We remodeled it, put in a handicapped bathroom and a ramp, a small
kitchen, an office and a seating area. We fixed it up as best we could,
Crabtree said.
Even though one of the girls said, well probably be called trailer trash,
Crabtree said that hes excited to get back to work. I built this place to
put smiles on peoples faces.
Customer Comments:
If he is allowed to re-open, I hope his customers practice safe eating and
use condiments. gle of Auburn, ME
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Maybe he should open a bottomless coffee shop. That way when you come
in, you have a place to hang your hat! heyjoe of Peaks Island, ME
Copyright 2009 by The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. All
rights reserved.
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Feelinq qrumpy is qood jor you
Meanwhile, down under in Australia, Professor Joe Fargas in a chat with
Ausrrolion Science Moqozine explained the results of his most recent exper-
iment. Here are his findings as presented by news. BBC Feeling Grumpy
is good for you
just lost the lid off my coffee container photo credit news. BBC
While cheerfulness fosters creativity, gloominess breeds attentiveness and
careful thinking. In contrast to those annoying happy types, miserable peo-
ple are better at decision-making and less gullible.
Well now, theres food for thought. This fella looks like he could use a
cuppa coffee and some cheering up. Its a nice day for a drive. How far is
Vassalboro from Boston?
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AndrewRondeau over at webuildyourblog.comis doing a contest! There
will benine winners selected and the first one will choose their prize from
the list. Then the second winner chooses, then the third, then the fourth,
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(Alright, Andrew! Ive fulfilled all of the requirements to participate. I do
hope my name gets pulled out of your hat.)
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Stop Pretending! 5 Steps to HeIp You
ReveaI a BIind Spot
Monday, November l6, 2009
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
Guest Post by Diane from Fit to the Finish
We all knowwhat makes us happy and what puts us in a bad mood. We even
know when were pretending tolerating for the sake of getting along
or not making waves. When Im tolerating or making myself deal with
something, I get physically sick (like colds and flu) or else I injure myself
in some way so that I cant participate. Its like Im in a disagreement
with myself. I cant win.
this getting wet business really doesnt work for me
Diane joins TnorGirlisFunny to share 3 steps that helped her successfully
reveal (and take action on) a blind spot that kept her hiding out, blam-
ing others and finding excuses for participating fully with her friends and
family.
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Dianes story illustrates one of my S1 Must-Know Habits for Staying
Young from the Inside Out
Stay Young Habit #28:
Stop tolerating people, places and things that dont fit anymore. No-
tice how your mood shifts downwards around certain people or situa-
tions.
Blind spots. We all have them. Read Dianes story and then look to see
what youve been willing to tolerate. Take action! Otherwise, you might
end up feeling like this cat. If you dont like getting wet, stay away from
the water. Cneryl RoqsJole
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Living Inside of My Blind Spot
For years, I lived a life shrouded in layers. I insulated myself with food, a
few friends, and my family. The deeper I buried myself the less truth I was
able to see.
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I was morbidly obese for ten years. I pulled the curtain down over my goals,
my life, and my health. The more I closed myself in, the less I was able to
see my true self, and the light that still glimmered within. It wasnt just my
weight that was shutting me inside myself, but also the false self perception
that I wasnt worthy of the effort and attention it would take to shed my
layers.
I comforted myself with food even though I knew what I was doing wasnt
good for me. The more isolated I became, the more I ate. The more I ate
the less I moved. My participation in outside activities diminished.
I blamed other people for not inviting me to be a part of social occasions
when in fact it was by my own choice. I rationalized my choices to the point
where I felt that others were wrong and I was right.
Sometimes though, I was able to briefly glimpse the truth. Id catch a reflec-
tion of myself in the mirror and really see what I had become. Id volunteer
for a community project and have to admit that I was afraid to participate.
At times, my weight left me on the sidelines while my family went happily
off on a grand adventure.
I was alone.
Thankfully, those moments of clarity happened with enough frequency that
I became unable to continue hiding inside my layers. As hard as I tried to
stop it, the real me kept bubbling to the surface, only to be squashed by
my fear and insecurity.
But finally, I had enough moments of clarity to realize that I could change
my life. And I did.
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Finally, I allowed those curtains to part completely and looked myself
straight in the eye. It wasnt an easy task to admit that I needed to change
and that the only one who could affect that change was me. But, change I
did.
I stopped filling myself with chocolate while sitting on the couch and started
making choices that were life affirming to me and to my family. I eventu-
ally lost 1S0 pounds and regained my life.
Here are five things to think about to help you reveal your blind
spots:
1. Be honest with yourself. Others may codify you with platitudes. Often-
times the honesty needs to come from within.
2. Be proactive. Once you part the curtain and look inside yourself find one
thing to change.
3. Be brave. Share your blind spot with someone.
4. Remind yourself that you are strong. Remember a success from the
past.
3. Put fear behind you. Get started!
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Diane
No matter where you are today, you can be somewhere else tomorrow.
Dont be afraid to part the curtain and look straight at your dreams. Where
are you today? Are there parts of yourself that youre hiding behind layers
of insecurity? Seeing what you need to change can be scary, but the end
result is beautiful. Thats living life juicy!
Please share your comments with us! We love to hear from you.
Diane is the author of a blog entitled, Fir ro rne Finisn.
photo credit: cat, woman, google images, Diane
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20 Minute Work-Out: Big Hair, Leg Warmers
& Leotards The 80s Re-Visited
Wednesday, November l8, 2009
Adventures in Livinq a Healthy, Juicy Lije
Guest Post by Jacey Reynolds
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Ah, looking back with nostalgia on those charming days of yesteryearthe
80s. 3acey Reynolds is guest posting on TnorGirlisFunny today. Shes
noticed a trend on the college campus where she works 80s fashion flash-
backs. She doesnt sound too happy about it. Her opinion follows. But
first, Id like to say something in defense of the decade.
This is my favorite instructor the one with the sing-songy voicefour
more, three more
This conversation has me thinking about one of my S1 Must-Know
Habits for Staying Young from the Inside Out
Stay Young Habit #S:
Watch movies and television programs that warmyour heart, enlighten
your mind and make you laugh.
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I remember when MTV first started. I was fascinated by it would watch
it for hours. There was this other show that completely delighted me too.
The 20 Minute WorkoutI
Whats funny is that it was soft porn, but no one seemed
too upset about it. Back then, the whole family would watch it! It came on
regular TV. Wed watch it like any other TV show, sitting on the couch,
rocking to the beat, saying, lemme try that movehey, thats not
easy to dothose girls are working hard.
Of course, my workout outfit looked EXACTLY like theirs. If I couldnt
find my little white belt to go around my waist, Id miss my aerobics class.
Had to have matching legwarmers with color-coordinated leotard and tights,
plus big hair with a sweatband. Love that look! Bring that back soon!
My favorite instructor had that sing-songy four more, three more.
LOL!
Funny how we all have different points of view about things Cneryl Roqs-
Jole
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How I saw it
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from a girls point of view
How men saw it
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from a mans point of view
Heres 3aceys take on the situation
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Gag Me with a 3elly Shoe
The 80s are callingand for reasons beyond my understanding, people are
answering the phone.
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I work on the campus of a major university. Day after day, more and more,
Im seeing things that I thoughtor hopedId never see again. I can live
with the way-too-big earrings. I can even live with the way-too-small jeans
(on other people, that is). The wide, studded belts secured loosely around
the outside of the oversized blouses are, well, nearly tolerable.
But I saw something the other day that made my blood run chill. Its almost
too painful for me to type out loud.
Thats right, I saw a female student donning a pair of stirrup pants. Oh, the
horror!
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MC Hammer
Its been coming, slowly but surely. I honestly kept hoping, though, that
maybe it wouldnt really catch on. Perhaps someone would get hold of one
of my high school yearbooks and see how dreadfully hideous we all were.
Word would spread and this trend would be stopped cold, before anyone
had a chance to even purchase a single pair of stirrup pants or jelly shoes,
MC Hammer pants or checkered Vans.
Fashion Through the Decades
Each of the decades has left its own fashion smudge on society. The 70s
brought us bell bottoms and platform shoes. I was a mere child in the 70s,
but Im a big fan of any ensemble that creates the illusion of a smaller butt
and longer legs.
The 90s were all about the grunge. Oddly enough, lots of girls wanted to
dress like Kurt Cobain. The baggier your big, ripped flannel shirt, the bet-
ter. This certainly wasnt my favorite look, but you cant dispute the value
of such a low-maintenance style regimen. It was wash n go, only better,
because the washing step was completely eliminated. Just go. Many of
us saved a lot of money on toothbrushes and shampoo in the 90s.
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Madonna sporting the Desperately Seeking Susan look
But the 80s. Oh, the 80s. What was pretty about that decade? Nothing, I
say. The bangs were big and sticky. The shirts were oversized. The pants
were undersized.
Whats most amusing and puzzling to me is that we spent a lot of time,
energy and money just to achieve ugly.
I primped and primped and primped some more with all the gel and the
hairspray and the bright blue eye shadow. While that layer of lacquer was
hardening, Id spend several minutes working up a sweat trying to safety pin
the sides of my pants to make them as tapered and unflattering as possible.
After that, it was time for another lacquer application. All that work just to
look like a Thriller extra.
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What Im really mad about
Oh really, who amI kidding here? It comes down to this: My feelings about
80s apparel are likely rooted somewhere in deep bitterness over the fact that
theres nothing in my size that can legally be called a skinny jean.
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Jacey Reynolds and family
In other words, if this throwback trend continues and my beloved bootcut
pant becomes obsolete, Ill be in a world of hurt. Its muu-muus and denim
jumpers from here on out.
Im not happy about that prospect, not one bit.
What do you love or love to hate about the 80s?
Share your thoughts in the comments section. We love to hear from
you!
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Top l0 funniest facebook fan pages: I
ignored U.. So Stop Adding me!!!
Monday, November 23, 2009
Adventures in Livinq a Healthy, Juicy Lije
by Cheryl Raqsdale
sticking gum underneath tables facebook fan page
Stay Young Habit #13:
Take risks: think something through and then express your thoughts
to someone
Feeling young from the inside out means managing your internal state.
When you get off-balance, take time to figure out whats really bothering
you. Sometimes, instead of talking things through, we take actions that we
might later regret.
Be brave! Once youve got it straight, go and have a conversation to clear
the air or to let the person know exactly how you feel or what youre think-
ing.
How about some good examples? People speak freely on facebook. Lets
see what we can learn from perusing popular fan favorites:
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Top 10 funniest facebook fan pages
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I ignored U.. So Stop Adding me!!!
I ignored U.. So Stop Adding me!!! 470,137 fans
I havent lost it, I just Cant Find It !! 1,382,914 fans
I Feel My Phone Vibrate When It Doesnt 1,122,949 fans
Saying i dunno when you cant be botherd to explain something 1,019,034
fans
I regularly open my fridge and stand gazing inside for no reason at all
323,327 members
Randomely laughing because you remembered something funny. 3,038,379
fans
I Hate Getting Texts That Only Say k 2,016,934 fans
Pretending to Text in Awkward Situations 3,149,129 fans
Youre not drunk, youve had one drink, so stop pretending. 243,166 fans
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Why Yes, I Do Frequently Burst Out in Song 490,992 members
Based on the comments people leave, seems like any one of these topics
would be an interesting conversation starter.
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Facebook Fan Pages Im Thinking of Starting
Funny enough, since Im a Brit turned Yank, when I start feeling fractious,
peeved or thoroughly pissed off, whatever I say comes out British. Come to
think of it, I amannoyed about somethinglooking at the above mentioned
facebook fan page numbers in the thousands and millions, why does my
page look like this?
Honorable Mention: That Girl is Funny 116 11S fans
Imthinking I must have a boring facebook fan page. So, to spice it up a bit,
here are my ideas for new facebook pages. Translation follows for those
who dont understand British English. LOL!
That Girl is Funnys new facebook fan pages:
I got sod-all done today unless rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic
counts.
Who are you calling common? Ill ave your guts for garters, mate.
Thats it! Im fed up! Youve put my nose outta joint for the last time.
Cor! You dont half get on my wick.
Wot! Im not aving that off you, you cheeky bugga.
Look whats gone on whilst my back was turned! And theres me none
the wiser.
Ive had just about enough outta you, Mouth Almighty! Please shut up.
Is that what you think? Then youve got another think coming!
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Glad to see the back of you, ya bleeding ponce. Good riddance, you cheesy
git!
Translation
Whatever I did today was an exercise in futility what a waste of time!
Being called a name and letting someone know what Ill do in response
Youve hurt my feelings or upset my plans for the last time.
Youre getting on my nerves!
Ive had just about enough from you, rude person!
Theres me, in the dark not knowing what went on
You talk too much, big mouth! Be quiet.
Youre mistaken!
Please leave me alone. Never darken my door again.
Please 3oin My Fan Page!
This one is set up already That Girl is Funny with 116 11S fantastic, loyal
beautiful fans! Ill get busy setting up the other ones.
Well, I hope this conversation has spurred you into action. Take a risk!
Say what you mean. Remember to be polite and dont hurt anyone. Be
responsible for getting it clear first before you say it.
Speaking of saying it, please share your thoughts with us. We love your
comments! The comment box is on the right-hand side of this post.
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Disclaimer: as I searched facebook for good fan pages, some unsavory
links and photos appeared. These pages didnt have anything like that going
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on when I last looked. Page Admins are responsible for keeping things neat
and tidy.
I will be having a word with some of my family members since I found these
fan pages by looking at their listsJiJ you |now rnose picrures were rnere
wnen you siqneJ up'!
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Faith, a Two-Legged Dog, WaIks Upright
Like a Human
Monday, November 23, 2009
Adventures in Living a Healthy 3uicy Life
by Hayley Forster, guest post
Oh look! A Turk Kini! Happy Thanksgiving!
Ive had enough of being shy
Ij I had my lije to live over, Id dare to make more mistakes next time.
Id relax, I would limber up. Id be sillier than Ive been this trip. Id take
jewer thinqs seriously. Id take more chances. Id climb more mountains
and swim more rivers. Id eat more ice cream and less beans. Id perhaps
have more actual troubles, but Id have jewer imaqinary ones.
You see, Im one oj those people who lived sensibly and sanely, hour ajter
hour, day ajter day. Oh, Ive had my moments, and ij I had to do it over
aqain, Id have more oj them. In jact, Id try to have nothinq else.
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Just moments, one ajter another, instead oj livinq so many years ahead
oj each day. Ive been one oj those persons who never qoes anywhere
without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a raincoat and a parachute. Ij
I had to do it aqain, Id travel liqhter than I have.
Ij I had my lije to live over, Id start barejoot earlier in the sprinq and stay
that way later in the jall. Id qo to more dances. Id ride more merry-qo-
rounds. Id pick more daisies.
Nadine Stair (aqe 85 at time oj quote)
Avery special thank you to Dr. Holly Latty-Mann for sharing this quote and
to Lance Ekumfor posting it on his JungleofLife blog. - Cneryl RoqsJole
Happy ThanksqivinqI
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In the spirit of thanksgiving and gratitude, were featuring Hayley Forster
with a guest post about a very interesting little dog. Faith is getting famous
on-line because people are so curious about him. Hayleys story is about
Jude Stringfellow, a woman who took a risk. 3ude took Faith in and
cared for him with compassion when no one else wanted to. The story
of Faith learning to walk on his two hind legs helps to illustrate an important
lesson from my list of S1 Must-Know Habits for Staying Young from
the Inside Out (rne lisr is ovoiloble os o [ree e-boo|, see lorqe pin| box
on rne rop riqnr nonJ siJe o[ rnis posr [or JownlooJinq insrrucrions).
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Stay Young Habit #20:
Stop making judgments about what other people (or animals) are sup-
posed to be doing or not doing.
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Faith, a Two Legged Dog, Walks Upright Like a Human
by Hayley Forster
What is the most important thing in your life? I think its the question that
everyone should know the answer to. Is it your career? Is it your kids? Or
is it those new Jimmy Choo shoes you bought last weekend?
I personally have two. I am a married woman and my husband means
the world to me he is the most important thing in my life. But I also have
another love.. dont worry, Pete, I havent met another man and neither
am I about to tell the world my guilty pleasure..
My other love is my faith.
Faith is a very unique and personal thing. The definition of faith varies
a great deal depending on who you ask. Faith, to me, is confidence and
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trust in a person or thing. I completely trust that anything can be done if
you put your mind to it. Sheer determination and willpower will enable the
unthinkable to be possible.
I was playing around on the internet the other day and found a story that
encapsulated my belief. It is in fact, a story about a dog called Faith. You
may have heard of him.
Faiths Story
Faith was born on Christmas Eve 2002 with only 2 back legs. His owner
did not want himand contemplated putting himto sleep. After all, what dog
could survive with only 2 legs? Luckily, a lady called 3ude Stringfellow
met this dog and wanted to take care of him. She couldnt see this otherwise
healthy dog put to sleep because of its disability. Jude became determined
to train him to walk on his own.
It was at this time he was named Faith.
At first, she placed Faith on a Surfboard so he could feel the movement. She
moved on to rewarding himwith peanut butter for standing up and jumping.
After 6 months, amazingly, Faith had learned to balance on his back
legs, to jump and move forward. Soon after, he was able to walk around
just like a human! Now, he cannot be stopped!
Faith loves to walk around the streets. Hes fast becoming an International
Super Star! Everywhere he goes, he attracts attention, which is no big sur-
prise
Jude and Faith
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Faith has appeared on TV shows, in newspapers and even has a book pub-
lished about him. Jude has given up her job to take Faith around the world
to tell people his story.
His story is something we should all bear in mind. Yes, we all have crappy
days and yes sometimes we just wish we could stay in bed, but just think
of it this way. In life there are always undesirable things, so in order to
feel better you just need to look at life from another direction.
Faith shows every day the strength and wonder of life and that the
things you never thought could happen will one day become a reality.
You cannot teach determination you have to work at it, but there is not a
better reward at the end of it.
Grasp Every Opportunity!
What is the one thing in life you would regret not doing?
No one wants to leave this world without living a life they can be truly proud
of. There is a man who I have never met, but I have the utmost respect for.
His name is Neil Platt. Earlier this year my sister and I organised a Charity
Ball in Neils name. Neil was a cousin of my sisters friend. This is how
we became aware of Neils story.
Neil had been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease and throughout his
illness wrote a blog until the day he died in early 2009. He was 34. These
were his last words in his final blog:
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in orJer ro qrosp every opporruniry rnor lonJs in rneir lop (i[ rnere is on
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A small request: All you are asked to do is keep this story circulating
Please share it with your friends and family.
Share your thoughts with us. Leave us some good comments! Huge
comment box below this post or a smaller one on the right hand side of
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Cheryl, Peter and Hayley on a recent visit to Boston
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BIind Swordsman: 8th on Top l0 Greatest
MartiaI Arts FiIm Stars List
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
By Cheryl Ragsdale
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Stay Young Habit #30:
Walk tall and straight. Dont plod as if youre walking with heavy bur-
dens unless you are walking with heavy burdens.
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Stay Young Habit #31:
Dont walk with your neck and head thrust forward like youre trying
to win the race by a nose. Youll get there. Look your best when you
arrive.
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Often, we walk this way because we have too many distracting thoughts
on our mind. Practice breathing in and out slowly and bring your focus to
quieting your mind. Being stooped is a bad habit. Break it by practicing
standing up straight as you make your way along.
That way, if someone springs out of the bushes at you, youll be ready
to drop your bundles and respond with your Samaurai sword or some
good martial arts kicks and punches. What? It could happen
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8th on the List of Top 10 Greatest Martial Arts Film Stars
Stumbled upon this excellent list over at thepulplist.com Glad to see my
personal favorite Shintaro Katsu landing 8th on the list. You may recognize
him from the Blind Swordsman movie series. There were at least 19
movies made in the series. I rented ALL of them from netflix. The best one
was the episode where he took responsibility for transporting a very young
baby boy in order to reunite him with his father after the babys mother was
done away with by evil desperadoes.
Zato-ichi, Blind Swordsman played by Shintaro Katsu
Zato-ichi, blind masseur by trade, is running fromhis Yakuza gangster roots
by wandering the countryside on foot. Impervious to the cold, he wears
the same kimono outfit with rope sandals, winter or summer. His physical
comedy makes me laugh. He has terrible table manners. He doesnt bathe
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or wash his loincloth very often. All of this, combined with his excellent
sword- play, plus the usual kill all the bad guys in small groups of 4-6 at a
time make for fantastic story lines.
Because he is protective and honorable, good Japanese girls often fell in
love with him. But he always left town, leaving a trail of broken hearts
behind him. Walking proudly, tall and erect instead of riding off
into the sunset.
When I watch these movies, I always wonder if I were standing there
facing the Blind Swordsman would I bravely rush in where former fools
have already died? I dont think so. I think I would apply the quickness to
my feet and run away!!
Find the full list here Top 10 Greatest Martial Arts Film Stars
photo credit: The Tale of Zatoichi,movie still photo of Zato unsheath-
ing his sword
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Personal Development Kaleidoscope
No one achieves success without the help and support of other people. Not
even Zato-ichi-san. Someone always helps Zato. People feed him, do his
laundry and give him a place to stay. Luckily, we all have people around
us who cheer us up when were feeling down. Connecting with others in
our communities is essential to our personal happiness. Keeping your heart
healthy and juicy is key toStayinq Younq jrom the Inside Out.
The book Personal Development Kaleidoscope, is a demonstration of the
power of connection in action. The Kaleidoscope Relationships List began
as a list of the authors and their web-sites.
We are asked to publish this list on our site and to add people who we feel use
or have used the principles taught in this book effectively. I am honored
to be included on this list!
I am personally adding: each of these authors have made a profound
difference for me I hope youll find what youre looking for in their
writings too.
Sami May LifeLaughsandLemmings
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Marc and Angel Marc and Angel Hack Life
Fred Cook Luckisforrabbits
3osh Hanagarne Worlds Strongest Librarian
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relorionsnipspriscillomcinrire.com ro express your inreresr onJ srorr o
connecrion wirn us. Pleose incluJe your nome, rne nome o[ your Web Sire,
onJ rne sire URL. Finolly, use rnis lisr ro connecr wirn eocn orner! A[rer
oll rnor is rne wnole poinr o[ rne KoleiJoscope Relorionsnips Lisr.
I[ you neeJ in[ormorion obour now ro posr rnis lisr ro your sire eosily pleose
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Abu Aremu Positive Self Talk Guide
Adam Kayce Monk at Work
Adebola Oni Naija Motivation
Al Ramsey 7pproductions.com
Alex Shalman Practical Personal Development
Alik Levin PracticeThis.com
Angela Lord at Angelalord.com
Armen Shirvanian Timeless Information
Arswino Inspiration 8 Motivation Blog
Arthur Hung 8 Jason Fonceca Spiritentient
Bunny BunnyGotBlog
Cheryl Ragsdale That Girl Is Funny
Chris Cade Think without the box
Chris Marshall Martial Development
CK Reyes My Coaching Works
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Cinderella S Kelley Kroh The Krohs Nest
Cindie Wilding Answers From Within
Corrinne Edward Personal Growth with Corinne Edwards
Craig Harper Motivational Speaker Craig Harper
Crystal Silver CrystalSilver.com
Daniel Sitter Idea Sellers
Daphne Joyful Days
David Rogers How to Have Great Self Confidence
David Zinger David Zinger Associates
Dawn Edwards Second Hand Roses
Dawna Jones Management-Issues
Diane Brandon Diane Brandon.com and Diane Brandon.net
Dr. Venerina Conti VenerinaConti.com
Dragos Roua dragosroua.com
El Baugher at Thesmilingspirit.com
Ellie Walsh at Living the Law of Attraction
Frank Butterfield Life Unfolding Beautifully and 68 Second Videos
Fred Cook Luckisforrabbits
Gamy Rachel Mind Think Success
Gary Evans Good To Feel Good
Gleb Reys Personal Development Ideas
Gordie Rogers Lifestyle Design 4U
Gregory Allen Butler holistic-personal-development.com
Heather Beste a little bit of me time
Ian Quantum Learning
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Isabella Mori MoriTherapy
Jacklyn Ker Inspiring and Empowing Lives
Jeanette Maw Good Vibe Coaching
Jeanne May Goals and Aspirations
Jeff Yoopersmith Smith Shift-Your-Consciousness
Jennifer Mannion JennyMannion.com
John Sadler Bitesize Marketing NLP
Jonathan Fields Awake At the Wheel
Jonathan Wells Advanced Life Skills
Jordan Rosenfeld Make a Scene
Josh Hanagarne Worlds Strongest Librarian
Judy Kinney Dream and Flourish
Judy Martin The Work/Life Monitor
Justin Wolsey Riggs Easier Method
Kaya Singer Awakening Business
Karen Putz A Deaf Mom Shares Her World
Lance Ekum Jungle of Life
Lexi Sundell Energies of Creation
Liz Strauss Successful Blog
Lori Painter at Inspire2act
Lorraine Cohen Powerfull Living
Lyman Reed Free Personal Development Material
Lynn Solarczyk Livingloa
Luciano Passuello Litemind.com
M. Farouk Radwan 2knowmyself
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Marc and Angel Marc and Angel Hack Life
Mel Kaye Monday Morning Power
Melissa Goerke Melissa Thinks Out Loud
Marelisa Fabrega Abundance Blog at Marelisa Online
Meryl K. Evans Meryl.net
Michele Woodward Lifeframeworks.com
Michelle Vandepas Conscious Destiny
Mike King Learn This
Neil Sattin NeilSattin.com and Natural Dog Blog
Patricia Schiavone Thriving Together, AtoZEdit.com and Attracting The
Best
Patricia Singleton Spiritual Journey of a Lightworker
Phil Gerbyshak PhilGerbyshak.com
Priscilla McIntire at Personal Development Demands Success
Rachel Rofe at Rachelrofe.com
Rahul Bhambhani Take-20.com
Robert Henru Reason4Smile
Robin Skeen Robin?s Reflections
Rod Smith Difficult Relationships
Sam Kotadia MindSportLive.com
Sami May LifeLaughsandLemmings
Scott Ginsberg Hello, My Name Is Blog
Scott H Young Scotthyoung.com
Sharani Robins Sharani Girl on a Road
Sherri Joubert Being The Change I Wish To see
Shauna Arthurs Follow Your Path and Breathing Prosperity
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Slade Roberson Shift Your Spirits
Sonia Simone Remarkable Communication
Steve Borgman Success Factors
Stephen Balanced Existence
Stephen Rat Race Trap
Steven Aitchison Change Your Thoughts
Sugandi Iyer Life Business Creations
Thea Westra MyForwardsteps.com and TimeForMyLife.com
Tina Su Think Simple Now
Todd Goldfarb We The Change
Vincent Tan Health Money Success
Vivienne Quek Versa Creations
Zorka Hereford Essential Life Skills
Zubli Zainordin Your Wisdom of Total Happiness
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Meet MarceIIe! Shes Not Bad, Shes Just
Drawn That Way
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
Guest Post by Marcy
Demonstrating Stay Young Habit #16 Give up being shy!
Damn GirlII How sexy can you qet? Just heard that line from the song
Sexy Cnic| on the radio. Catchy tune I love it! Reminds me of a new
friend of mine, Marcy, who lives in Germany with her husband, Heinz.
Shes not getting older, shes getting better!
As you will see in the following images, Marcelle provides ample evidence
of her ability to Stay Young from the Inside Out. She engages in at
least threeStay Young habits from my list of S1 Must-Know Habits for
Staying Young from the Inside Out (rne complere lisr is ovoiloble os
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o [ree e-boo|. See rne lorqe pin| box on rne riqnr-nonJ siJe o[ rnis posr [or
JownlooJinq insrrucrions).
Stay Young Habit #16
Give up being shy! Life is too short to be so self-conscious.
Stay Young Habit #17
Give up talking about your age and everyone elses. We know how old
you are. We havent forgotten.
Stay Young Habit #18
Give up hard rules about how people of a certain age are supposed
to be. Let yourself out of the age box.
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beouri[ul insiJe onJ our. Cneryl RoqsJole
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Grannys Revenge!
I was young when I had my 3 children. So, at 42 when my son, aged 24,
announced I was going to be a grandmother, I was ecstatic. My son was
shocked at my response. He thought I was going to give him a lecture about
being too young to be a grandmother.
To me, being a young grandmother meant I would have lots of energy
and be able to run around and be a fun grandmother instead of an old
one with lots of aches and pains.
I love seeing peoples reactions when I tell them Im a grandmother.
Then, when I tell them Im a grandmother of 4, they are even more
shockedand I feel fantastic!
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Grannys Got a Gunnobodys running away
Am I meant to feel old because of a title?
I dont think so!! I dont personally experience being a grandmother makes
me old. I hate being told Youre a grandmother now. You shouldnt do
this or that or wear this or that. What utter rubbishI still love all the
things I loved while in my 20s.
Im enjoying my life at the age of 47 as much as I did in the past when
I was younger.
Firstly, I know who I am, what Im all about. I understand how my body
works, whats good and bad for it, what to do to keep it working at its best.
Years of trial and error have gotten me to this place, a place I am loving.
Im more fit as a granny than I was while I was working as an aerobic
and dance teacher.
Feeling confident, not shy anymore
Im loving my life right now! I feel more confident and I dont suffer
from shyness like I did when I was younger.
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The negative I experience is from other women, both younger and my age
group its the feeling of competition I dont know if competition is the
correct word to use to be honest.
Whenever I meet an overweight or out of shape younger woman, shell
always ends up talking about why shes so out of shape and needs to get
herself back on track, etc. Old women tell me theyre happy with their
bodies and not prepared to workout as hard as I do to stay in shape.
How they can say this I have no idea as I dont discuss my diet or workout
schedule with them unless they ask me. I often am left to feel like Im the
bad person that Im wrong. By making themselves feel better, they turn
the tables onto me I, of course, see through this and brush it off knowing
that they are the ones who are not truly happy with themselves.
Impact of Gaining Weight, Then Losing It
I gained weight when I moved fromone country to another. Gaining weight
made me feel old. I dressed like an older women. I thought like an older
women. I aged. Carrying that extra weight aged me so much, I even started
shopping at older womens clothing shops.
When I lost the weight my life changed. I felt fantastic! I felt younger. I
dressed younger than I had been dressing in 3 years. When I say younger,
I dont try to compete with my daughters with what they wear. I dont want
to look like mutton dressed as lamb. I used to wear large baggy tops. I
now wear more body hugging clothing BECAUSE I CAN!
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Marcy
As I lost weight, I saw a huge change in the way other women saw me.
I will never forget going to my husbands work function. As I climbed out
of the car, everyone noticed I was a lot thinner compared to the last time
theyd seen me.
I got looked at and then they turned to the person next to them and passed
a comment, but not one of them said a word to meNOT ONE.
I would walk up to them and make small chatter only to see they would not
give me eye contact and then walk off as quick as they could. I felt very
alone that evening, yet I was feeling great. I was feeling so much healthier
and excited that Id managed to lose the weight being ignored showed me
that women are not happy for other women when they lose weight and they
are still struggling with their own.
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celebrate this wonderful stage of life. We have such wonderful inspira-
tional women on this planet to look up to today showing us that it can
be done.
I think its a gift we can each give ourselves to take care of our bodies
to the best we know how. Why should the youth of today have all the
joys? My generation deserves it as well. We can have it too! Its up to
each of us to make the most of what we were given - me to take care of
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I do enjoy the looks I get from men when I train at the gym. It makes me
feel Imstill OK. Those looks give me that little extra bit of confidence at
this stage of my life when society tells us its time to slow down.
Im sure not one of those men at the gym giving me the once over would
ever guess theyre peering at a grandmother of 4 as most of them are much
younger than me.
Such a boost to ones self esteem in a way, but thankfully at this time of my
life, I dont need outsiders to make me feel like a whole woman, I have a
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wonderful husband who does all of that for me. My husband loves it as
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l0 Reasons Why FemaIe BodybuiIding is
the Greatest Sport
Tuesday, December l, 2009
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
Guest Post by Renee Willis
Meer Renee Willis, jemale bodybuilder. Renee is inrense obour ner sporr,
obour li[e onJ obour sric|inq ro ner plon. Wirn so mucn inrensiry ro ocnieve,
irs no surprise rnor Renee coprures rne essence o[ jour nobirs [rom my S1
Must-Know Habits for Staying Young from the Inside Out.
Renee Willis, jemale Fiqure Competitive Bodybuilder, shares her
thouqhts on the sport oj bodybuildinq how she qot into it and why she
does it.
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Stay Young Habit #8
Enroll in learning something new.
Stay Young Habit #9
Set goals: both short-term and long-term
Stay Young Habit #10
Find people who will support you in achieving your goals.
Stay Young Habit #48
Allow people to be different from you. Dont expect everyone around
you to like the same things you like.
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Ger com[orrobleRenee is obour ro ro|e us on o journey inro ner boJy-
builJinq worlJ. Youll probobly wonr ro brinq o snoc| wirn you.
- Cneryl RoqsJole
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Why Female Bodybuilders Do What We Do
Strength in Body, Mind and Spirit
Empowering the Spirit to feed the Mind, and fuel the body.
To lauqh ojten and much; to win the respect oj intelliqent people and
the ajjection oj children; to earn the approbation oj honest critics
and ensure the betrayal oj jalse jriends; to appreciate beauty; to
jind the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a
healthy child, a qarden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have
played and lauqhed with enthusiasm and sunq with exultation; to know
even one lije has breathed easier because you have lived
This is to have SUCCEEDED
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Renee Willis Natural Figure Competitive Bodybuilder
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Natural Qualifier for 2010 Nationals
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At first glance, many of you hear body builder and immediately shut
down.
You might be thinking this topic isnt for you. However, before you click
on your Google search engine or twitter away, I want you to take a second
glance. Nothing is ever what it seems to be on the surface.
While you look beyond your assumptions, I invite you to take a walk with
me. During our walk, Ill share my story. The above quote is very pow-
erful. It ties into each one of my top ten reasons.
Shall we walk?
Before we take our top ten walk, I think its important that I tie my shoes.
The question is what shoes? Do I wear the shoes of a body builder? Am I
even a bodybuilder? The official answer is that I am not.
Let me clarify. I am in the sport of body building, however there are
various categories. I am a physique competitor. I am a Figure com-
petitor. To be specific, I am a Natural Figure Competitor.
Are you still with me?
Super!!
Now I take a deep breath.
Exhale.
Now I get vulnerable.
Now I smile.
Now we walk.
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10 Reasons Why Female Bodybuilding
is the Greatest Sport
10. Why did I get into this sport?
Honestly I was bored. I wanted something new to do and this kind of fell
on my lap. At first, I didnt pick it up and run with it. Figure is very much
about grace and femininity in the traditional sense.
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Its a sport of muscle and high heel shoes, hair, make-up, accessories,
having the right suit, having the right color suit - a sport of conditioning
a sport where too much conditioning could be your detriment and too
little conditioning could be equally detrimental.
The Before Picture Renee Willis
It is a sport of grace and power where the competitor must have the perfect
amount of conditioning to include vascularity, striations, muscle develop-
ment, muscle symmetry, color, grooming, esthetics, grace, flow, style, con-
trol of breath, flexing all muscle groups from head to toes, smile engaged,
connecting to the judges, connecting to your audience and presenting the
total package in pose and performing with ease.
There is much more to the sport of body building than meets the eye. Its
difficult and its misunderstood. There are many facets within the sport that
the competitor must master to be elite. To be a great body builder goes
beyond physique. To be a great body builder ties the body, mind and spirit
working in unison. This is the most difficult challenge within the sport of
physique competitors.
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The carvinq oj the body has its own challenqinq appeal; however beinq
able to move past the surjace to the inward and usinq the inward to chanqe
the surjace is the qreatest challenqe. Its this challenqe that is the true
sport.
9. Carving the body goes beyond the dumbbells.
Carving the body takes training to a different level. Constantly, the eye has
to be objective. The tools are weights, nutrition, supplementation, plus rest
and recovery methods.
To be a competitive physique competitor requires thought and action
24/7. Meaning? Food has a purpose to build and to lean. What does
that food look like? I look into the science of what foods build and what
are the essential nutrients to create and build a healthy physique. The body
is constantly adapting. Food must also change to continually create new
results.
The body is an amazing machine. Knowing howit functions and using
this knowledge is necessary to carve and build a physique. Training
is essential and like nutrition, it must continually change to get new results.
Hormones are factored into all protocols. I must look at cortisol levels. I
must access ground zero so I continually make effective gains. I must bring
in the right resources to help me achieve my goals such as coaches that help
create nutrition protocols, training protocols, and rest and repair.
Often muscle groups get damaged or shut off due to intense training. I must
listen to my body.
I have an ART specialist whos done amazing things for my symmetry and
my growth gains by repairing and turning on muscle groups. Saunas, mas-
sages, Epson salt baths, the importance of great sleep all work to maximize
gains in growth and repair. All effect the carving and lean mass gains pro-
gressions. This sport is multi-faceted. Each facet affects the potential gains
of each other. Ultimately, they maximize gains of the targeted goal. Body
building is indeed a 24/7 sport that goes beyond the dumbbells.
8. The training is intense, but the training is many things.
My training sessions are times when I can be silly or I can be intense.
Meaning? There are times when I train with a partner and we spur one
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another on. This spurring on is healthy and fun. Its a session of pushing
new limits and testing the body.
Its been said that the mind gives up before the body. In these fun sessions,
we test our perceived limitations. When listening to some great tunes, Ill
do a silly dance in between sets. Why? Simple. Because people are too
intense and too serious and forget the importance of balance and simple
fun.
Renee Willis female bodybuilder
We all get lost in our goals. This little dance is a reminder that without bal-
ance, we will never reach our goals. Silly holds hands with serious. Many
of my training sessions are indeed serious silly does fuel the serious.
The purpose of the training session is to target muscle groups, to destroy that
muscle to stimulate growth. However, the common denominator to all
sessions is that mentally it grounds my spirit. It may be one where yin
is needed or it may be one where my yang comes full surface and during
my session, I gain clarity in other avenues of my life. My training has
a specific goal always, but each session fills a great need within.
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7. This sport is literally an education.
Imconstantly learning about howto use nutrition and training as tools
for my goals. I am learning more and more about how the body is an amaz-
ing machine it is a resilient machine. How we are to incorporate new
strategies via training, nutrition plus rest and recovery to continually make
new gains.
Its been said many times that, the definition of insanity is doing the same
thing over and over again expecting new results. I write about this more in
my personal blog, but there is much truth here and much that can be learned
by experimenting with that statement alone in the parameters of nutrition
and training.
6. Connecting to like minded people is another reason why this sport is
great.
Meeting people who are on the road to helping others pushing themselves
to new limits to understand self and to become more selfthis is the very
cool thing about this sport.
Yes, Im surrounded with like-minded people who want to move for-
ward in their lives holistically. I meet people who will push me when
its time to be pushed, but also will hold my hand when its time to pause
and reflect within growth moments.
S. Pushing myself to be disciplined when I feel tired fertilizes my per-
sonal growth.
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Renee Willis
We all have weaknesses and we all have moments of weakness. We all get
tired. I get tired. However, its those moments that become the greatest
personal growth moments.
I must stop. I must stare. I must examine and choose what I want most in
life vs. what I want most in the moment. These are often dark moments,
but these dark moments are a hair thread away from the most rewarding
moments in my life.
My sport forces me to do the difficult. Pressing through discomfort to
gain comfort, I upgrade my life.
4. A picture is worth a thousand words.
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Renee Willis Female Bodybuilder
These pictures tell stories of someone who has found fire in her life. They
tell the story of adventure and taking a path that many would not take. They
tell a testing story that is continual, where Ive challenged my body, mind
and spirit to work in unison. Ive won that challenge. I continue to par-
allel that lesson to other parts of my life outside the gym.
3. This body, my body, is just a body.
Because of this package that Ive created, I have a broader audience to talk
to and hopefully create a desire and passion to change something about their
lives. My ultimate goal is tomove people fromfeeling fine to feeling fire.
This body will come and it will go. What is most important is what we do
with our vehicle. I hope to park with you when you need a little tune up and
then to race against you as we both head towards our new target.
2. This sport allows me to put my words into action.
I challenge people to move forward in their lives. I challenge them on all
levels to move forward from a holistic foundation where they push them-
selves to new levels with their body, their mind and their spirit. My actions
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must reflect my words 24/7and hopefully, my actions provide hope, heal-
ing and inspiration for the steps others make towards their target.
1. Body building is the greatest sport.
Its built my body and my spirit. Im sure many sports push people to be
their best in every sense in their livesa best that branches off to help others
be their best with the understanding that best is different for everyone and
best needs to factor in timing..and everyones best is equal.
I say that this sport is the best because it has pushed me to new growth
that otherwise I would not have achieved. Its pushed my body to new
limits. Ive learned the importance of the power of my mind in any
goal, trusting self with a belief that goes beyond facts and fiction. Its
the perfect sport because it taps into my unique spirit which is the core of
all that I am. Its a sport where I must engage my brain at all times to think
outside the box, to research, to challenge, to employ, to enjoy and yes, even
to act.
Above all though, at the end of the day, what I say next is truly the
cherry in my list of Top 10,
bodybuilding is the greatest sport because I get to connect to you.
No one journeys alonethank you for allowing me to share parts of
mine.
Thanks for taking a walk with me and allowing me indirectly to share
parts of yours..
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WowI So much intensityI Renee is truly dedicated to her sport. What
are you this intense about? When you examine your thouqhts and the
actions you take towards achievinq your qoals, are you this clear that you
will succeed? What new qoal could you take on that would have you
showinq up passionate and in love with each step you take to achieve
the qoal?
For more on Renee, please click the links below.
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Renee explains why she accepted the challenge to guest post on this
topic for ThatGirlisFunny: Strength in Body, Mind and Spirit: 10
Reasons Why Bodybuilding is the Greatest Sport
Strength in Body, Mind, and Spirit,
Renee Willis, OCT MSEd BA CPT
Certified Bio Signature Practitioner
Certified Personal Trainer and Distance Coach
Precision Nutrition Moderator
http.77WWW.pec1s1ohhut1t1oh.con7
Strength in Body, Mind and Spirit
http.77stehgth1hbodyn1hdahdsp11t.bJogspot.con
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Random Acts of Kick Arse: December 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
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Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
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Random Acts of Kick Arse or RAOKA is a movement led by Sami
from lifelaughsandlemmings. Samis Australian thats why she says
arse instead of ass, in case youre wondering.
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Definition: Kick Arse (Oz) or kick ass (Yank)
having a strong effect on someone or something, forceful, powerful
exceptionally good, spectacular, impressive, etc.
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November Theme: Beauty
Find ways to see more beauty in the world.
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I chose, for my mission, to find beauty unexpectedly,
in unusual places.
First, Ill provide my definition of what being beautiful means to me.
being noticed and acknowledged
being understood
being accepted, being welcomed
to care deeply about someone or something
to treat with reverence and respect
to experience connection with people or places that wasnt possible be-
fore
to be touched, moved and inspired by someone or something
As I discovered beauty in new places,
I realized that Im drawn to love.
Where love is present,
beauty most certainly is.
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At the start of November, I had no idea that beauty would turn up in the
shape of people guest-posting on ThatGirlisFunny. Submitting a guest
post was one of the requirements to win a lovely gift basket in my first-ever
contest.
Beauty (love) turned up in each of the posts featured below.
Each writer shares thoughts and lessons that can be applied to our own
lives and favorite activities. For those of you, who havent found some-
thing to be passionate about, these stories just might get you out of your
chair in search of something fantastic to add in to your life. Enjoy!
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Top 10 Reasons Fred Loves Being the Oldest Guy On the Mat
Ben and Kenny sparring
Fred Cook wrote lovingly about his experiences with training in martial
arts. In October of 2008, I joined Evolve Academy and started training in
their Personal Defense System (PDS) which is based on Muay Thai with
a bit of street jiu-jitsu. At 39, I was the oldest student in the class. In
July of 2009, one month shy of 60 years old, I started training solely in
Brazilian 3iu-3itsu (B33) to see if I could hack it.
Freds Top 10 Reasons have been read by over 1,800 people! He writes
with reverence, respect and love about how he feels when facing younger
opponents, banging out double-training sessions and pushing through his
personal limits.
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What I Learned fromWatching Kenny Florian Train with Benson Hen-
derson 2 MMA Fighters, 10 Lessons
Oh look, its mewith a long-winded title. What made this post beautiful
to me? The gorgeous action shots I took of Ben and Kenny sparring (prac-
ticing) fighting. Both men are easy-on-the-eye. Both men are dedicated to
their sport. Theres nothing like watching people do what they really
love to do. Both men are masters in mixed martial arts. Time stood still.
Take a look for yourself.
Faith, a Two-Legged Dog, Walks Upright Like a Human
Hayley Forster from the UK provided a lovely Thanksgiving Day story
about a dog named Faith and the woman who looks after him named Jude
Stringfellow. Jude adopted Faith to prevent his owners from putting him to
sleep. This story made me really think about what challenges Im willing to
take on especially when things look impossible. I was deeply moved by
my recognition that I like Faiths first owner would have been in a hurry
to do away with little Faith. I dont have time to deal with that! 3ude
adores her beautiful dog. You will too after you read Hayleys story.
Meet Marcelle! Shes Not Bad, Shes 3ust Drawn That Way
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Marcelle Wortmann
Remember Jessica Rabbit, the cartoon character bomb-shell from Wno
FromeJ Roqer Robbir? She made this line famous, Im not bad. Im just
drawn that way.
Marcelle is a 47 year old grandmother of four. She turned up on ThatGirlis-
Funny rocking a bikini! She shares her thoughts and feelings about turning
up the volume in her life and other peoples reactions to it as she marches
proudly towards her 30
th
milestone birthday.
Marcelle is an elegant and beautiful reminder that life is too short to be
shy.
10 Reasons Why Female Bodybuilding is the Greatest Sport
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Renee Willis Competitive Body Builder
Meet Renee Willis, jemale bodybuilder. Renee is inrense obour ner sporr,
obour li[e onJ obour sric|inq ro ner plon. Sne srorrs o[[ by soyinq, At first
glance, many of you hear body builder and immediately shut down.
Yes, thats true for me. Renee wins the prize for showing me beauty in
the most unexpected of places. Because Im viewing her love for her
sport through her eyes, I was able to let go of my disagreement for
a few minutes. I let her in. She showed me something new. As I read
through her 10 reasons, I saw her willingness to face daily challenges. This
sport isnt for everyone, but it fits Renee beautifully.
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Getting Involved in RAOKA!
Go to Samis RAOKA blog post for November for details.
Decembers Theme: Wacky! Stay tuned to find out!
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Have you discovered beauty in an unexpected place? Share your expe-
rience with us! What are your thoughts on RAOKA? Please leave your
comments in the large box beneath this post or in the smaller comment
box on the right-hand side of this post.
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The OfficiaI UFC l07 KenFIo Trivia Game!
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
This Game is Now Closed
Watch video to see who won!
Answers are in red below
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The Official UFC 107 KenFlo Trivia Game hosted by ThatGirlisFunny
is now underway!
Two Lucky Winners
will receive TapouT t-shirts
Trivia Game is sponsored by Keith Florian
Florian Martial Arts Academy (FloMAC)
Game Starts: NOW!
Game Ends: Friday, 11 December 2009
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Winner Announced: Wednesday, 16 December 2009
(after we get back from Memphis and get all the answers sorted out)
This Game is Open to Everyone!
Anyone can play and be eligible to win a sexy TapouT t-shirt.
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The Rules: Two Ways to Play!
Answer a Question or Submit an interesting KenFlo Trivia Question:
- Make sure I receive your answer so your name goes in the hat for the
drawing.
- Even if you get the answer wrong, your name goes in the hat (chick-rules
lol!).
- One entry per question (no repeats): dire consequences if you confuse
me
- If you submit an interesting question that we use for the Game, well
throw an entry in the hat for each question entered.
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How to Submit Your Responses:
Tweet your answer to me Qthatgirlisfunny.com
- Re-Tweet Trivia Game Tweets and Ill throw extra entries into the
hat for you.
Answer on facebook:
- Kenny Florians facebook page
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- Cheryl Ragsdales facebook page (only if you have access)
- That Girl is Funnys fan page on facebook Open to Everyone!
Answer on ThatGirlisFunnys blog about the contest:
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- Open to Everyone! Leave your answer in the comment box located on
the right-hand side of this post.
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Virtual Visit to FloMAC
Play Official UFC 107 KenFlo Trivia Game with us!
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The Questions:
From Kenneth Bailey Qphnx8008 on twitter
1. What WEC fighter was brought in to train with Kenny?
a) Urijah Faber b) Miguel Torres c) Benson Henderson d) Mike Brown
2. What is the name of Kennys youtube skit that also stars Dave Camarillo
and Klint Klaas?
a) Always Pull Guard b) I still cant turn left c) Dont Pull Half Guard d)
Ben Stiller aint got nothing on me
From Brian Rossi Qbrossi on twitter
3. What number graced the back of Kenny Florians soccer jersey at Boston
College?
(a) 277 ( b) 34 (c) 19 (d) 27 (e) 00
From Chris Burke
4. Kenny Florians first professional MMA fight was against:
(a) Royce (b) 3ason Giroux (c) Kimo Leopoldo (d) cant remember
From Cheryl Ragsdale Qthatgirlisfunny on twitter
3. How many UFC Main Event posters have featured Kenny Florian?
a) four b) five c) six d) more than six
6. What is Kenny Florians preferred mode of transport?
a) Hummer b) Mercedes c) the bus d) SUV e) green line on the T (f)
Prius
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7. Kenny Florian proudly sports the following tattoo
(a) dragon (b) bushido (c) Mom (d) lion (e) no tats (f) Suzy Ana
8. What is the name of Kenny Florians favorite restaurant in Montreal?
(a) Whole Foods Caf (b) le McDonalds (c) Cavellis (d) something un-
pronounceable in French
New Questions!
From Hayley Forster Qfairly_normal
9. What is Kenny Florians middle name?
(a) Aidan (b) Aaron (c) Alessandro (d) Alan (e) Adam (f) Arthur (g)
Artemis
From Fred Cook QFred0828
10. Whats the name of the Sports Radio Show in the DC metro area that
Kenny was on last year where he choked out their local film critic with a
Rear Naked Choke?
The 3unkies press play to hear what happened [podcast|http.
77cstvpodcast.cstv.con.edgesu1te.het7Wfk7kfJo
1htev1eW.np3|7podcast
From Hans Nguyen QHans711
11. Florian Martial Arts Center recently added something new what was
it?
a) ice cream machine b) fight cage c) new computer
12. When did Florian Martial Arts Center open for business?
(a) 2001 (b) 2004 (c) 2007 (d) 2008
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Kenny Florian sporting the new FloMAC rashguard
Play Early! Play Often!
Watch this space
for New Questions
and
More Opportunities
to Win!
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Arts Academy
Come Train With Us!
6 Webster Street, Brookline, MA
(617) 232-3228
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moments, laughs, recipes, plus physical and personal growth articles. In ad-
dition, you will receive Tim Brownsons e-book, Donr As| SrupiJ Ques-
rions.
ThatGirlisFunny is proud and honored to be one of more than 130 bloggers
whose articles appear in Blog-4-Cause.
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CIarity, Wisdom and Courage: 3 Winning
Ways to PIay Your Game
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
My Pen Wont Work!
Case 1 Clarity:
When NASA began the launch of astronauts into space, they found out that
pens wouldnt work at zero gravity (ink wont flow down to the writing
surface). To solve this problem, it took them one decade and $12 million.
They developed a pen that worked at zero gravity, upside down, underwater,
in practically any surface including crystal and in a temperature range from
below freezing to over 300 degrees C.
What did the Russians do?
They used a pencil
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Continuing on with our journey through my 51 Must-Know Habits jor
Stayinq Younq jrom the Inside Out, lets tackle this one next:
Stay Young Habit #43
Be gentle with others. Allowother people to make mistakes and to learn
from their experience.
Im not suggesting that NASA made a mistake. They ended up with a
pen James Bond, Secret Agent 007, would love.
When we think of our own situations that need resolving, we usually want a
more timely and less expensive solution. This story illustrates the differ-
ences in how people approach problems. People who have lots of money,
throw money at problems buying a solution. When less money is avail-
able, we tend to make do with what weve got making use of materials
we have on hand.
Lets look at another situation
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The Empty Soap Box
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Case 2 Wisdom:
One of the most memorable case studies on Japanese management was the
case of the empty soap box which happened in one of Japan s biggest cos-
metics companies. The company received a complaint that a consumer
had bought a soap box that was empty.
Immediately the authorities isolated the problemto the assembly line which
transported all the packaged boxes of soap to the delivery department.
For some reason, one soap box went through the assembly line empty. Man-
agement asked its engineers to solve the problem. Post-haste, the engi-
neers worked hard to devise an X-ray machine with high-resolution moni-
tors manned by two people to watch all the soap boxes that passed through
the line to make sure they were not empty. No doubt, they worked hard
and they worked fast, and they spent a large sum of money to do so.
When a rank-and-file employee in a small company was posed with the
same problem, he did not get into complications of X-rays, etc., but instead
came up with another solution.
He bought a strong industrial electric fan and pointed it at the assembly line.
He switched the fan on and as each soap box passed the fan, it simply blew
the empty boxes off the line.
Moral of the story:
1. Devise the simplest possible solution that solves the problem.
2. When youre buying soap, if the box feels empty, choose a different
one.
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The Thug on the Berlin Train
Case 3 Courage:
Nothing ever happens the same way twice. For instance, if I had been the
woman on the train, theres no way I would have continued sitting down.
No way. I would have stood up or else launched a double-leg take-down
from a seated position. But, before that happened, I would have sent a mes-
sage. My body language and facial expression would have become more
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defensive. Thats how Ive been trained to respond. For that reason, thugs
on trains would probably never choose someone like me.
I really admire the quick thinking that led to the simple solution. No one
was injured. No real harmdone. One man ends up a hero, the other looks
stupid in front of his friends.
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Dont Be Wishy-Washy!
Corinne Edwards in a recent blog post entitled SUSPICIOUS BE-
HAVIOR Will you report it? raised an interesting question. If you
overheard something that caused you concern, what would you do?
A few weeks before my graduation from high school, I joined my friend,
Jean, to eat lunch with some kids I didnt normally eat lunch with. One of
the boys started bragging about calling in a bomb scare. My ears perked
up.
Someone had been calling in bomb scares all year and hadnt been caught
yet. Our school was located on an American military base in Germany.
Bomb scares were taken seriously. BooJer-Meinno[, a terrorist group, were
active in the area.
The bomb scares were disruptive exams were interrupted and had to be
re-taken with harder questions inserted. Yearbook snapshots were ruined
because we had to leave the darkroom immediately no messing around,
no questions asked. The bomb scares were pissing us off.
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Something to know about me is that I never get away with anything. I al-
ways got caught whenever I got up to mischief with my friends. ALWAYS.
So much so, my friends would leave me out because when I got caught,
they were found guilty by association.
So, I was unperturbed, when I got called to the Principals office a day after
lunch with Jeans friends. I felt comfortable with him. He knew me as a
good student. I hadnt done anything wrong that I could think of. I was
heading towards graduation, keeping my nose clean.
He sat opposite me and looked at me very intently.He told me that someone
had overheard the bomb scare conversation and gave my name as one
of the people sitting at the table.
My heart nearly stopped.
When military brats get in trouble in schools on military bases, it reflects
poorly on our parents. If you cant handle your children, how are you
going to handle commanding a squadron?
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He had the names of everyone at the table. He gave me an opportunity to
explain what happened. He told me he would be asking everyone the same
question. Classic prisoners dilemma (see Wikipedia explanation below).
He outlined possible punishments. Before he got finished with his list,
I was singing like a canary. The only person I knew at the table was
my friend, Jean. From my point of view, I owed allegiance to no one, but
myself.
I later found out that 3ean had taken an action that put her in the mid-
dle of the plot! Severe punishment followed for everyone involved. Noth-
ing happened to me. I was innocent. I just happened to be there. Jean and
I remained friends. She realized she did something stupid that had nothing
to do with me.
Ever since, Ive been haunted by his question to me. Cheryl, youre
an honor student and well-known in this school. Why didnt YOU say
something to one of the teachers?
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I responded to Corinnes post with the following comment:
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Sucn o weirJ, srronqe onJ uncom[orroble siruorion ro [inJ ones sel[ in.
Heres wnor I nove ro soy onJ I will be blunr. I om o rorrle-role. I will rell
in o neorr-beor. Jusr li|e qonqsrers useJ ro soy in rnose olJ [ilm noir
movies, I will sinq li|e o conory.
Moral oj the story: dont say weird shit around me.
Ive leorneJ rne norJ woy rnor bullies li|e ro |eep rninqs secrer. As o morrer
o[ personol so[ery, I ler rne people orounJ me |nowwnen somerninq is o[[.
I[ you rnin| obour ir, rnere ore mony woys ro brinq rninqs ro liqnr wirnour
beinq [ounJ our. Wor|s born woys, un[orrunorely. You con sin| someone by
in[errinq rnor somerninq moy be our o[ orJer obour rnem.
Best thinq to do is to:
(1) keep your eyes and ears open be clear
(2) trust your qut be wise
(3) have an action plan be couraqeous
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There are only two kinds oj people in the world: those who act and
those who dont. Know which kind you are and youll never reqret your
choice.
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All of us hope that when quick thinking is called for, well know exactly
what to do. We hope that well be heroes. In the video, one man sat
still and the other man got up. Theres no right answer. The same situation
never happens twice. Its always easier to think what you would have done
or should have done once the heat of the moment is past. When you
dont have the luxury of time to think it through, how do you solve
problems like this?
The Prisoners Dilemma
Two suspects are arrested by the police. The police have insufficient evi-
dence for a conviction, and, having separated both prisoners, visit each of
them to offer the same deal. If one testifies (defects from the other) for the
prosecution against the other and the other remains silent (cooperates with
the other), the betrayer goes free and the silent accomplice receives the full
10-year sentence. If both remain silent, both prisoners are sentenced to only
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six months in jail for a minor charge. If each betrays the other, each receives
a five-year sentence. Each prisoner must choose to betray the other or to
remain silent. Each one is assured that the other would not know about
the betrayal before the end of the investigation. How should the prisoners
act? Wikipedia
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Support Breast Cancer Research
Blogging For A Cause
The Susan G. Komen foundation supports research toward finding a cure
for breast cancer. Your financial support can help to bring an end to this
deadly disease. As a gift for your donation, you will receive an e-book, cre-
ated specifically to support raising awareness of breast cancer. With over
130 participants, Blog-4-Cause, contains favorite stories inspirational
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rions.
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Announcing the Genuine HeaIth Gift Basket
Give-Away Winners!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
At last! Weve come to the end of the Genuine Health Gift Basket Give-
Away. Three lucky winners will each receive a gift basket generously
provided by Aurea Dempsey from Genuine Health.
Cheryl Ragsdale from thatgirlisfunny.com
We started our Give-Away on October 27th, 2009. The last day to en-
ter was December 4th, 2009. The details for the Give-Away are listed
here.
We launched the Give-Away expecting to have winners in three different
categories.
Unfortunately, I was the only person who provided links for the send an
interesting link category. Of course, Im not eligible to receive one of the
gift baskets. So, I decided to present the basket to someone who went the
extra mile with her Guest Post. Therefore, we have one winner who left
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excellent comments and two winners who provided fantastic guest posts to
participate in the Give-Away.
Thank you to everyone who entered! It was great fun meeting new people
and hearing from old friends as well.
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The winners are announced in this video
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We love to hear from you! Please share your comments or thoughts about
the guest posts youve read this month or any thoughts you have about
Genuine Healths products. Plus, its nearly time for setting New Years
Resolutions. How would your life change if you selected one or two habits
from my list of S1 Must-Know Habits for Staying Young from the
Inside Out?
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The Susan G. Komen foundation supports research toward finding a cure
for breast cancer. Your financial support can help to bring an end to this
deadly disease. As a gift for your donation, youll receive an e-book, cre-
ated specifically to support raising awareness of breast cancer. With over
130 participants, Blog-4-Cause, contains favorite stories inspirational
moments, laughs, recipes, plus physical and personal growth articles. In ad-
dition, you will receive Tim Brownsons e-book, Donr As| SrupiJ Ques-
rions.
ThatGirlisFunny is proud and honored to be one of more than 130 bloggers
whose articles appear in Blog-4-Cause.
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More Habits for Staying Young From the
Inside Out: episode 00l
Sunday, December l3, 2009
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Welcome to the first episode of ThatGirlisFunnys collection of interesting
content from around the web. Each week, youll find information designed
to help you take on new habits to keep you fit and fighting trim. Take a
look! You might find the answer to a question, you havent asked yet.
No, I love sugar! Im not giving it up!
Check the list belowto see what Marjorie found out about howto Avoid
Blood Sugar Spikes with Vinegar posted at Laurel on Health Food.Im
very curious about the impact of vinegar on helping me to control my sweet
tooth.
Please leave comments to let me know which articles presented the most
interesting or most useful information (comment box on right hand side of
this post).
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2010! What new habits will you take on to make this your best year
yet? How will you stay younger from the inside out? Read on and
find out
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Welcome to the December 13, 2009 edition of staying young from the
inside out.
courage
Aparna presents Your personal bill of rights posted at Beauty and Person-
ality Grooming, saying, This thought-provoking personal bill of rights that
every woman should be aware of was
growing bolder
Albie presents How you can be a modern hero in your own life? posted at
iDevelopWorld.
humor
Madeleine Begun Kane presents We Dont Think We Can Dance, But We
Do It Anyway posted at Mad Kanes Humor Blog.
fitness
ioventuresinc.com presents Drinking App posted at Trimega Laboratories
Blog, saying, The NHS has launched a new phone app to help the health-
conscious more accurately calculate the amount of alcohol they are con-
suming over the festive season.
ioventuresinc.com presents HOW TO JUMP HIGHER FOR FREE posted
at How To Jump Higher, saying, Increasing your ability to jump higher
isnt just for basketball players. This skill will make you a better athlete,
regardless your sport. The exercises which increase your vertical also in-
crease speed, agility, balance, and flexibility.
Marjorie presents Avoid Blood Sugar Spikes with Vinegar posted at Laurel
on Health Food, saying, I was checking out some of the latest health news
today, and I stumbled on some research about vinegar and blood sugar. Ap-
parently, multiple studies have concluded that eating a little vinegar with a
carb-heavy meal can help reduce your blood sugar levels.
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Alan Overton presents Successful Workouts With Pilates Fitness Equip-
ment j Lifetime Fitness 4 Men posted at Lifetime Fitness 4 Men, saying, Pi-
lates is one of the most popular forms of exercise in the world today. From
the original repertoire of 34 floor movements to the current Pilates fitness
equipment available at the moment, its effectiveness is always there.
Steve Faber presents How to Lose Fat and Maintain Muscle Do it Right
and You Can Even Gain Muscle posted at Belly Fat Loser.
Strenua presents Progressive Exercise Benefits Bone Density posted at
Strenuas World, saying, Evidence suggests that weight bearing exercise
can effect bone density 8 strength. Find out which type could prevent bone
loss and osteoporosis in women.
stay young from the inside out
Leave me alone. Im in a bad mood today.
Lisa Taylor presents 10 Common Myths About Eating Disorders posted at
Physical Therapy Assistant Schools.
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Farid presents Anti-Aging Skincare for Your Body posted at Skin Beauty
Blog, saying, When most people think of skincare, they think of the prod-
ucts that they are going to use on their face and dont worry about it further
than that. However, anti-aging skincare for your body is also something
that needs to be thought about. As the skin all over your body loses elastic-
ity, it can also become wrinkled, show cellulite more visibly, and begin to
sag with old age.
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That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition
of staying young from the inside out using our carnival submission
form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival in-
dex page.
Technorati tags: blog carnival
photo credits: found on google images woman on couch, resistance
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The Susan G. Komen foundation supports research toward finding a cure
for breast cancer. Your financial support can help to bring an end to this
deadly disease. As a gift for your donation, youll receive an e-book, cre-
ated specifically to support raising awareness of breast cancer. With over
130 participants, Blog-4-Cause, contains favorite stories inspirational
moments, laughs, recipes, plus physical and personal growth articles. In ad-
dition, you will receive Tim Brownsons e-book, Donr As| SrupiJ Ques-
rions.
ThatGirlisFunny is proud and honored to be one of more than 130 bloggers
whose articles appear in Blog-4-Cause.
____________________________________________________________________
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Out (thatgirlisfunny.com)
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My UFC l07 Weekend with the Boyz
Thursday, December l7, 2009
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale

UFC 107: My Weekend with the Boyz


aka the fellas of FloMAC
Kenny
FloMAC for those unfamiliar with the term stands for Florian Mar-
tial Arts Center. I train in Brazilian jiu jitsu and Muay Thai kick-boxing
there.
This past weekend, I had the pleasure of traveling to Memphis with a very
special group of guys for a boyz plus one girl weekend.
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We attended UFC 107 to support Kenny KenFlo Florian in his battle
against Clay the Carpenter Guida.
We were delighted when things went our way with Kenny defeating Clay
in the second round.

ThatGirlisFunnys
Top 3 Rules for enjoying all-boy weekends
1) What happens in Memphis, stays in Memphis
2) Wear flat shoes
3) Go with the flo
Heres a video slideshow of photos of my fabulous weekend with the
boyz
Reminders for the Holiday Season
Remember to smile and love the people around you.
This is such a busy time of year. Take time to play and enjoy yourself.
Breathe deep and get ready for another new year!
Very happy to be sharing it with you
We love to hear from you!
Please leave your thoughts in the comment section located on the right
hand side of this post.
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Post Fight: Cheryl Ragsdale with KenFlo, Keith, Felix, Sean and Mike
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More Habits for Staying Young From the
Inside Out: episode 002
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Welcome to ThatGirlisFunnys collection of interesting content from
around the web. Each week, youll find information designed to help you
take on new habits to keep you fit and fighting trim. Take a look! You
might find the answer to a question, you havent asked yet. Please leave
comments to let me know which articles presented the most interest-
ing or most useful information (comment box on right hand side of this
post).
____________________________________________________________________
2010! What new habits will you take on to make this your best year
yet? How will you stay younger from the inside out? Read on and
find out
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Welcome to the December 20, 2009 edition of stayinq younq jrom the
inside out: episode 002.
courage
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Jay Cutler Mr. Universe: self-esteem comes in different shapes and sizes
Aparna presents Test your level of self-esteem posted at Beauty and Per-
sonal Grooming, saying, When you feel great about yourself, you can have
a life thats happy and fulfilled. A life thats purposeful. A life filled with
love, good health, wealth and abundance! You will be fully convinced of
your own abilities. You will see yourself as competent, in control of your
own life and able to do what you want. Its all possible, once you know
how!
fitness
Steve Faber presents Howto Choose the Best Yogurt Maker posted at Belly
Fat Loser, saying, Yogurt is kind of health and fitness wonder food, helping
you to strip away fat and build lean muscle. Here is how to make your own,
easy and (relatively) fast.
Chanelle presents How to Get a Flat Stomach posted at Flatten Stomach,
saying, The flatten stomach site is an information and resource blog to
learn how to get a flat stomach and how to maintain it!
relationships
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Nesher presents Seven Secrets of Successful Marriage after Retirement
posted at Planning your Retirement Smart Way.
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axel presents Cultivating Mindfulness posted at axel g.
Farid presents Eye Treatment Products Large Selection posted at Acne
treatment, saying, The skin around our eyes is some of the most susceptible
to the signs of aging. Because it is quite thin, typically this skin cannot as
easily defend itself against fine lines and wrinkles as other, more resilient
skin.
Brenda Chapman presents The Top 20 Medical Blogs for Academic Ref-
erence posted at MRI Technician Training, saying, This article covers dif-
ferent health blogs from Dr.s blogs to healthy relationships.
Farid presents VIVITE Skin Care Products: posted at Strivectin- The Anti
Wrinkle Technology, saying, VIVITE beauty products are fresh and so-
phisticated. They contain a highly developed blend of glycolic acid and
natural antioxidants. This facilitates effective dispersion of critical compo-
nents that exfoliate and moisture as well as protect the skin.
Mary 3ones presents 23 Videos for Free Makeup Tips posted at Comments
on: Top 100 Diet and Fitness Blogs.
Brian presents Live A Longer Life posted at How To Live a Longer Life,
saying, All you need to know about how to live longer.
NHEpresents 3 different types of massage therapy posted at Natural Health
Ezine.
Laurel presents Ease Allergies with Folate posted at Laurel on Health
Food.
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the next edition of staying young from the inside out
using our carnival submission form. Past posts and fu-
ture hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.
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l2 Key Success Factors to Know Before
You Bend the RuIes
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Dana White, UFC President and Cheryl Ragsdale
Back when I set the goal to meet four UFC fighters (last summer 2008),
I let people know that I wanted to meet Dana White, UFC President, too.
I admire him for what hes accomplished in the time hes been associated
with the UFC. Read on to find out how bending the rules allowed me
to meet him, to chat with him, to find out that he knows my first boxing
trainer, 3immy Farrell and to have a picture taken with him. It was like
Christmas came early!
Take risks! Make life juicier!
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Stay Young Habit #S2
Strike while the iron is hot. With clarity, wisdom and courage, youll
make the right move.
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Before we get to the 12 Key Success Factors to Know Before You Bend
the Rules (listed at the end of this post), consider the following scenar-
ios
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Know When Its OK to Bend the Rules
UFC 107 Memphis, TN After arriving at the hotel, Friday night, I decided
to get some dinner before the guys came to pick me up. Someone at the
front desk suggested a place that was casual with good BBQ that was just
around the corner. Off I went.
As I chatted with my waitress, 0ne of the waiters sidled up to me and said,
Clay Guidas behind you.
I said, How do you know that I know who Clay Guida is?
He just smiled and motioned to my camera. Follow me, he said.
I hesitated for a moment. Then I took my own advice about being
courageous. There are only two kinds oj people in the world: those who
act and those who dont. Knowwhich kind you are and youll never reqret
your choice.
He led the way over to where a large group of people were gathered. He
asked Clay if I could have my picture taken with him. Clay considered
whether he wanted to be interrupted and then graciously said, OK, come
on.
I hopped into the seat next to him and smiled knowing that the guys from
FloMAC(Florian Martial Arts Center) would have something to say about
me getting my picture taken with Kenny Florians opponent the night be-
fore the big fight! Too funny! (Hey! Whats going on?!)
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Clay Guida, UFC fighter and Cheryl Ragsdale
What I love about this picture is that it looks like were on a date. Clays
mom is sitting behind me with her back to the camera. I didnt notice it
then, but now you can see that she has Guidas Mom on the back of her
pink top. Priceless!!
I was delighted! I returned to my dinner and chatted with my waitress
about how funny I thought it was that I just got my picture taken with
Clay Guida, a UFC fighter. The waiter I dont even know his name
turned up again.
Dana Whites in the other room, he said.
No, hes not. Quit teasing me.
Yes, he is. Come on, bring your camera.
He led me to another section of the restaurant. I stood in the doorway and
peered into the room. Dana White (UFC President) was sitting at a long
table lined with people on both sides. Blink, blink. I turned to the waiter
for guidance. GONE! I was on my own.
I did a quick look round for a safety check before I stepped forward,
landing in an empty space at the bar. I put my beer on the counter and
looked over at the table. Mark DellaGrotte (premier MMA trainer) sat
opposite Dana. Ooh, opportunity! Ive met Mark before and thought Ill
use him as an excuse for approaching the table.
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I didnt have to! Dana stood up, walked over and ASKED ME if I
wanted to take a picture! OMG! What a delightful and charming man.
Amazingly approachable. Dellagrotte took the picture. It turned out
beautiful. Ill treasure it always.
Dana White, UFC President and Cheryl Ragsdale
With encouragement from the waiter and basically, with his permission
to intrude two fantastic photos and one lifetime memory were born. I
would never have moved forward actually interrupting people at dinner
without trusting that this waiter (a complete stranger) knew how to bend
the rules. TRUST! Whew! It worked out beautifully.
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The Unofficial Rules for Saving Parking Spots (in Boston) During a
Snowstorm
by Guy Gadbois
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I shoveled this spot! If youre not baby Jesus, dont park here.
Thanksgiving has come and gone and that means winter is right around the
corner. Id like to take a moment and talk about the time honored Southie
tradition of saving parking spots during a snowstorm. Lets go over the
rules that were agreed upon by our ancestors.
You cant put something in your spot until after the snowstorm is
over. I understand how inconvenient it is if you have to go to work or a
party or wherever and wont be back until after all the spots on the streets
are claimed and you end up 3 blocks away from your house. But you
cant hold your spot until you get back thats just bad manners. It
follows the same sentiment as Rule #2.
If you did not shovel your car out, you cannot keep the spot. Self
-explanatory right? Wrong. How many times have you seen somebody
drive their car out of a spot without shoveling any snow and put a barrel
there? Not cool. You must shovel.
If you move someones space saver and park your car in its place, you
have no right to complain about what happens to your car. However,
you are allowed to retaliate as long as you dont get caught. If you get
caught, you shouldnt complain about the beating you will most likely
receive.
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and dont take anything out of the drawers either!
The city allows for space savers up to 48 hours after a storm.
Hogwash! As long as you are not the last one with a cone out, youre
cool. If you live on my street, youre all set because I have a crazy
neighbor who leaves his electrified barrel out until the swan boats are
being put in the water (translation: unril rne sum-mon).
After the 48 hrs are up, the city will pick up any space savers still left
out. Seize this opportunity to get rid of anything lying around your house
you want to get rid of i.e. radiators, foosball tables, mattresses, old
television, whatever you want to get rid of. Just put it in your space and
the city will haul it off.
I hope this review helps make winter a little more bearable and clears up
any confusion over spot saving.
Happy shoveling!
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3ust another reminder to go with the flowmove with the current
and not against it.
photo credit: boston snow storm parking space savers and
thatgirlisfunnys personal collection
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12 Key Success Factors to Know Before You Bend the Rules
be confident
recognize when opportunity is knocking open the door!
know what you want
exercise good judgement
accepted behavior is often unspoken and situation-specific
be willing to take risks
accept support from others
stay loose know when its possible to get away with something
gain agreement from others
dont try to get people to do things they dont want to do
trust your instincts: a little bit of nervousness is expected
have a nice rear endhaha!
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We love to hear from you! What risks are you taking? What oppor-
tunities have you taken advantage of or missed entirely? Share your
thoughts with us in the comments section located on the right-hand side
of this post.
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more habits for staying young from the
inside out: episode 003
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Welcome to ThatGirlisFunnys collection of interesting content from
around the web. Each week, youll find information designed to help you
take on new habits to keep you fit and fighting trim. Our intention is to be
the START HERE place for everything related to staying young
fromthe inside out. Take a look! You might find the answer to a question,
you havent even asked yet.
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things that make you go hmmmm..
Like, for instance, Leslie Browns contribution 2S Most Bizarre (But
Real) X-Rays. We can all agree that keeping an open mind is a stay
young habit. How about a little practice?
You know how we all have industry-specific things we find fascinating?
Well, Leslie is sharing an X-Ray Techs point of view for what medical
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people consider interesting and bizarre (or maybe even, gruesome). Defi-
nitely fits in the grunge category.
Things that make you go hmmmmmnot your cup of tea? Philippa
Newman offers her ideas for Small Changes That Can Lead to a
Younger You. Her article is just below the list of interesting posts.
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Please share your thoughts by leaving a comment.
Please leave comments to let me know which articles presented the most
interesting or most useful information(comment box is located on right
hand side of this post halfway down the page).
Enjoy your visits to the following websites and DONT FORGET to
return to ThatGirlisFunny each Sunday for a new episode of more
habits for staying young from the inside out.
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2010! What new habits will you take on to make this your best year
yet?
How will you stay younger from the inside out? Read on and find
out
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courage
Albie presents Neuro linguistic programming (NLP) exercises by Richard
Bandler to help you achieve peak performance in life posted at
iDevelopWorld.
grunge
Leslie Brown presents 23 Most Bizarre (But Real) X-Rays posted at
ultrasound tech school. Medical technology offers us fascinating insights
into the body, and into what is happening inside of us. The use of x-rays
is rather commonplace these days, as they are used to see what is inside a
person, and help medical professionals work out the best way to solve the
problem. Youd be surprised, though, at the bizarre situations that many
find themselves in. Here are 2S of the most bizarre but real x-rays
available.
fitness
Randy Powell presents BURNING OFF THE HOLIDAY FAT posted at
Eating-Veggies.com: High Alkaline Diet blog.
stay young from the inside out
Alvaro Fernandez presents Michael Merzenich on Brain Training, Assess-
ments, and Personal Brain Trainers posted at SharpBrains, saying, Heres
a stimulating interview with brain scientist Michael Merzenich. Who will
be the personal brain trainers of the future?
Wenchypoo presents D-I-Y Health Care ReformHelp Save a Trillion Dol-
lars Right at Home posted at WisdomFromWenchypoos Mental Wastebas-
ket, saying, A list of things you can do right at home to make your own
public option. Government-sponsored health care isnt necessary at all if
youre willing to do a little work and take on some responsibility for your-
self!
Surbhi Bhatia presents Free Radicals, Antioxidants And Ageing posted at
The Viewspaper The Viewspaper.
Submit your blog article to the next edition of staying young from the
inside out using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts
can be found on our blog carnival index page.
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Technorati tags: blog carnival
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Still lookinq jor some New Years Resolutions?
Read on to see ij Philippas article triqqers the impulse to take on a new
habit
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Stay Young Anti Age From the Inside Out -
Small Changes Everyday Can Lead to a Younger You!
By Philippa Newman
We can dramatically improve the rate at which we age and how good
we look through changing the way we eat, shop, sleep, think and even
clean our house. Forget trying to alter yourself on the outside through
surgery and botox. Instead, anti-age your body through everyday changes
that improve you on the inside creating a healthy and glowing person on
the outside for years to come.
Colorful vegetables and fruits
What you eat is critical to how well you age and how good you feel. To
dramatically fight aging you need to cut out or cut down on simple sugars
thats white bread, white pasta, cakes and biscuits. Instead replace them
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with brown bread, brown pasta, brown rice and swap cakes and biscuits for
oat bars that have more complex sugars these foods are far more nutrient
rich giving your body vital supplies and because you avoid simple sugars,
your body will have less inflammation, and therefore, fight aging much
more effectively.
You also need to eat good amounts of vegetables and fruits. See every
meal and every snack as an opportunity to get raw, fresh, steamed or cooked
vegetables onboard. Fruit and vegetables need to become a key part of every
meal. Your body and skin will thank you for it.
Examine your attitude to aging. Do you expect to become unattractive
and unhealthy as you get older? If you do, that is probably what will hap-
pen. Or you can re-examine your assumptions and expect to continue to be
attractive and healthy as the years pass. Thoughts make the man or woman.
Our thoughts are extremely powerful and they need to be as positive as
possible to age well.
Getting regular exercise, be it simply walking or running, or joining a
gym is crucial to fight aging. If you dont have time to go to the gym or
dont feel like going out, there are fantastic alternatives to do at home. Aim
to exercise 3-3 times a week. If you want thick, supple and glowing skin
with a great body and mind you need to exercise.
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toxic household chemicals
Banish toxic chemicals from your home and enjoy better long-term
health and fight aging. Some of the chemicals we use to clean our homes
and wash our clothes can be highly toxic and a threat to our health and well
being. Fight aging by getting rid of any products with dangerous chemicals
and replace them with ones that are just as effective, but better for you and
your family.
Much more detailed information on fighting aging is available in Philippas
ebook at http.77WWW.aht1age1hs1deout.con
source: ezine articles
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improvementsites.com)
Top 10 funniest facebook fan pages: Because I read Twilight I have unre-
alistic expectations in Men (thatgirlisfunny.com)
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ReveaI Gifts Hidden by Your PersonaI Point
of View What am I missing?
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
taking a break and grabbing something to drink
These photographs fascinate me because I have a paralyzing fear of
heights. Im reminded of how different we are from each other. Whats
funny is that we go through life expecting others to agree with our indi-
vidual points of view. Maybe this isnt true for you, but I have a habit
of diminishing or undermining people for having opinions that dont agree
with mine (that usually looks like me rolling my eyes). I reassure myself
that Im right and everyone else is wrong. Everyone should see it MY
way.
I most definitely dont have the same point of view as these construc-
tion guys. They have no fear of heights. I wonder, does this feel risky
to them? Are they pushing through fear or is this perfectly comfortable
behaviour for them?
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29 Sep 1930, New York, New York, USA 9/29/30-New York: Flirting
with danger is just routine work for the steel workers arranging the steel
frame for the Empire State Building, which will be the worlds tallest struc-
ture when completed.
I think where I go wrong, sometimes, is assuming that theres only one
way to look at things. Im amused (or flabbergasted) by people who, when
faced with perfectly clear instructions manage to find a completely dif-
ferent interpretation which leads them, unfortunately, to the wrong answer.
Wonderfully creative, but dead wrong because the objective was for you to
follow my instructions based on MY point of view not yours.
How does this fit in with
Staying Young from the inside out?
Next time youre in conversation with someone and you bump into that
uncomfortable feeling of uh, ohwhere did I lose you? How did you end
up over there? dont get mad! Recognize that youre facing a human
being who doesnt see the world the same way as you.
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oqreemenr obour inrerprerorions onJ nove cleor unJersronJinq obour wnor
wor|s onJ wnor Joesnr. Lets stick to the situations of minor importance
that end up becoming colossal misunderstandings
For instance, consider the following comments that accompany these photos
on baconbabble.com
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just need to crank this bolt in a little tighter
Louis said, The first one looks a bit fake, as does the third from the end,
both seem to be in the same place. The white mist around the beam gives
it away.
Carlos said, Apparently, these photos are all fakes intended to show the
American people how great their construction workers were. In actual
fact (well, apparently anyway) most of the skyscrapers in NYC were built
by fearless native indian tribes who had no fear of heights whatsoever.
FYI.
patg said, The pictures are very real, the indians that were brought in were
Mohawks from Canada that aided in the construction of the empire state
building.
Benny said, Are you blind? These people are white.
Sarah said, Carlos: whilst there were a few hundred Mohawk workers,
the majority of the 3,400 workers used were white Europeans.
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catching 40 winks taking a little nap
Deborah said, The 6th photo from the top (and possibly some of the oth-
ers) was taken by Charles C. Ebbets during the building of Rockefeller
Center. Its a very interesting story, his family didnt realize that he had
taken what would become Getty Images best selling photograph until a few
years ago when Ebbets widow saw the poster in a bagel shop and told her
daughter, I think your father took that picture. Take a look at their website
http:77WWW.ebbetsphoto-graph1cs.com
Ivan said, well you know what it is great that someone wants to be a
racist about what was done in the past. No matter what race worked on
any skyscraper it is an incredible feat that they did, the lack of fear by those
men in the pics is phenomenal. grow up Carlos quit being so bigoted.
Zizzyzezzy said, Those ppl are either very very brave or.very very
stupid. Im gonna go w/ a bit of both. (more stupid though, since its not
wise to get drunk while doing anything dangerousMaybe that was they
plan- have em sign a waver, then after you feel theyve done enough, get
them drunk, and see how many less ppl you have to pay. *LOL*)
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hang on Ill be there in a jiffy
Willy Brown Balls said, It is quite impressive to be able to tolerate such
heights but what you need to remember is that those same people were there
from the start of the building at ground level so they were gradually getting
used to the height as the building got higher bit by bit.
ThatGirlisFunnys response to Mr. Brown Balls: Ive heard thats true
about boiling frogs. If you start them out in a pot of cold water, they wont
jump out because theyre lulled into a false sense of complacency until they
wind up cooked. Apparently, they hop right out of hot water. How cruel. Is
it nicer to kill them slowly? Wonder why theyre not already dead. Must
be theyre willing to sit still in cold water whilst you put the lid on the pot.
Imagine the poor little things clinging on for dear life when they feel that
steamhit their bottoms. Its too difficult to put the lid on with frogs attached
to your hands.
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OKenough of that. I think Ive made my point. We all meander off in our
own direction. We dont really listen to each other. Well, not in the Im
hanging on your every word kind of way.
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Must Know Habit for Staying Young from the inside out
Habit #6: Be receptive and open your mind to new people, places,
things and ideas
I will resolve to stop giving people that are-you-from-another-planet?
look when their point of view doesnt match mine.
No, really. Im going to work on catching myself before I throw the look.
I just have to think of how to arrange my face differently and, um, how to
keep my eyes from rolling and then consider what Im about to say before
I say it.
I think I picked a hard one.
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Tuesday Tip
Keep Your Bottom Out of Hot Water
What do you do when people dont see eye-to-eye with you?
Practice waiting to hear them out before you respond. They might have
something interesting to say that you havent thought of before. Speak too
soon and youll miss it. Develop the art of listening.
Millions of men are handy with a hammer, but no one wants to take their
picture unless theyre willing to walk a high beam balancing a bucket and
some tools. How many of these men realized that the greatest gift God
gave them was TRUST?
Warriors come in every shape and color. These men are sturdy, strong,
powerful, honorable, courageous, respectful, disciplined, confident and
delighted to know that their hidden talent has found a home.
Be willing to take risks. How else will you figure out the yet undiscov-
ered gifts God gave you?
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What new habits will you take on to make this your best year yet?
How will you stay younger from the inside out?
Please leave comments! We love to hear from you. Share your
thoughts!
Comment box is on the right hand side of this post about half-way down
the page.
photo credits: construction workers on scaffolding
reference (to add historical context to this conversation) Skyscrapers: A
Social History in America by George H. Douglas published in 1996 by
McFarland, pp. 119-122. Information on Native American Involvement
(members of the Mohawk tribe fromCaughnawagan Reservation in Canada
moved to NYC and settled in the North Gowanus neighborhood in Brook-
lyn), the training and experience needed to overcome significant difficul-
ties with the fear of heights and the impact of working without modern-day
safety measures.
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construction workers on scaffolding
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Marry in Haste Repent at Leisure
Patience reaIIy is a Virtue
Friday, January l, 20l0
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
A refreshing dip to start off the New Year join me! Ill make some room
with my axe.
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but all the cool kids are doing it!
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Fools rush in where angels fear to tread
Well, its highly unlikely that Im going to jump into icy water with a naked
man brandishing an axe. Its even less likely that Im jumping off any
buildings into deep water without leaving a suicide note. When Imready
to learn a lesson the hard way, it usually looks more like this:
Alma fromRodrigo Blaas on Vimeo. The little symbol on the bottomrow
far right with 4 little arrows enlarges the screen for best viewing.
ooohwe need something sweet after that Grimm fairy tale.
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Piano stairs TheFunTheory.com
over 9,S81,873 views
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Flat Ass Fridays Flaunt Your Flaws!
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If you have a flat butt (or big feet), youll never amount to anything.
Part of me thinks that time spent worrying about flaws is a purposeful
distraction to keep us from making needed changes or taking on new
challenges. I mean, really, if God thought your life would go better with a
bubble butt, why wouldnt he give it to you? Probably you made some poor
choices in a past life
Wait a minuteis that why you have a flat butt? You got it wrong and now
you have a flat butt!! No pressure, but hows your decision-making been
going this time around? Are you scoring flat or bubble for your next
lifetime?
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Should I stay or should I go? Is now the right time to buy or should I wait?
What to do?
No one likes me because I have big feet
None of us likes making decisions like these. We all get caught in the inde-
cisiveness trap. Sometimes, its best to wait. Let someone else go first. No
need to be the leader. Then when I find out there was nothing to worry
about, I argue with myself about worrying unnecessarily. Is that a flaw?
Only if I go through life acting like it is. Uncertainty. Taking risks with
little or no information. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. We
all make an effort to win more often than we lose. But we do lose. We
choose wrong. We should have waited. No one gets it right all the time.
And just like a flat behind, you gotta make the best of what God gave you.
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qooJ ones.
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News Flash: God has better things to do than play games with peoples
appendages and rear ends. How do I know? From Gods mouth to my
ear. Were tight. If youre nice to me, Ill put in a good word for you.
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Which of your flaws provides a handy excuse for not moving forward
on your goals and plans? Which of your flaws have you decided to
love? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section. The comment
box is on the right hand side of this post about half-way down the page.
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More Habits for Staying Young Try
Organic SoIutions for Bags Under Your
Eyes
Sunday, January 3, 20l0
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale

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consrernorion [or rnose wno pre[er rne qlozeJ porrery o[ o yourn[ul [oce. Ar
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my beauty secret
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Welcome to the 3anuary 3, 2010 edition of staying young from the
inside out: episode 004.
fitness
Carol Solomon presents Stress Eating: Is It An Addiction? posted at Carol
Solomon, saying, How to stop stress eating.
Beginner Cycling presents Tips for Finding the Best Beginner Bike posted
at Beginner Cycling, saying, Cycling can be a great, low-impact work-
out!
growing bolder
SVB presents The Economics of Cosmetics: Should You Invest In Your
Looks Or Skimp On Makeup? posted at The Digerati Life
Devin Licastro presents The Inspired Life Day 0 posted at Travel To
Grow, saying, Living an inspired life through travel this is my 10 day
challenge. Everyone can feel younger if they try to live a little bit more
inspired and full of life
GreatManagement presents Achieving your goals posted at
GreatManagement Blog, saying, In this article I want to discuss a
few ideas which may help you to set goals more consciously and also
introduce a practical way to actually get them achieved.
humor
Corinne Edwards presents GROWING OLDER DISGRACEFULLY
posted at Personal Growth with Corinne Edwards, saying, A little humor
a lot of truth and using Kubler Rosss five stages of grief as it relates to
age.
Madeleine Begun Kane presents It Is Hereby Resolved (New Years Res-
olution Humor) posted at Mad Kanes Humor Blog.
stay young from the inside out
Tomar Levine presents Inspiration: Is the Sun Shining at Your Feet? posted
at Blooming, saying, What if the sun were shining at our feet? Would we
even see it there?
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inside out usinq our cornivol submission [orm. Posr posrs onJ [urure nosrs
con be [ounJ on our bloq cornivol inJex poqe. Tecnnorori roqs: bloq cor-
nivol.
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How to Get Rid of Eye Bags Naturally
By Erika Ayala
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the price we pay for debauchery, workaholism, and insomnia. Es-
pecially when accompanied by telltale dark circles, they are a source of
consternation for those who prefer the glazed pottery of a youthful face.
too many late nights
Eyebags are accumulations of fat tissue in the lower eyelid, a sign of pre-
mature aging of the skin caused in particular by the deterioration of elastic
and collagen fibers in the eye area. The skin loosens and droops, forming
a bag of varying severity. Our eyes become puffy in the morning (es-
pecially after a night of sleepless self-indulgence) because of fluid build-
up, but for the most part eyebags, like certain endowments, are hereditary,
which hardly prevents single -minded sufferers from pursuing all sorts of
panaceas.
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Of course, theres the old, allegedly reliable cucumber solution chilled
cucumber slices placed over the eye area for 1S minutes while youre
semi-reclined.
Cucumbers will lessen the puffiness around the eyes in the morning, but
it will not take away your eyebags. And more, it will leave you looking a
faded Carmen Miranda without the big budget for fruit platters. To prevent
puffiness, you could also avoid sleeping on your back without any pillow
to elevate your head if you are prone to water retention.
Naturally, the assumption here is that you caged your party animal alter ego
the previous night and got enough sleep in the first place. There are more
obscure methods.
Theres the Accupressure Facial that is not only therapeutic, or so the claim
goes, but also circulates the facial tissues to remove your panda bear look.
The Thermo Eye Mask is an intensive eye treatment that asserts it will
reduce puffiness and eyebags (a declared bonus: it will also smooth out the
lines around your eyes). The awfully funky, night vision goggles-like Eye
Massager relieves eye stress likewise by promoting circulation around the
eye area to, ahem, eliminate crows feet, eyebags, and wrinkles.
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Then we have the organic concoctions. First up, the eye bag for eye-
bags. Bring 8frac12, cup of water to a boil. Pour water over two teabags
(chamomile or regular black tea) then let them cool. Squeeze the excess
water from the bags and place over closed eyes for three minutes. Another
remedy: Slice 8frac14, potato to fit over your eyes. Cut two slices, or if
you prefer, five to 10 very thin slices. Either method works. Spritz the eye
area with water. Lying down, place the potato slices on your eyelids and
leave in place for at least 10 minutes, Mr. Potatohead.
OK, heres the real deal the above remedies only work to alleviate
puffiness. The only way to remove eyebags is by surgery, which works by
removing part of the fatty tissue or by tightening the tissues holding the fat.
And the eyebags will eventually return.
Blepharoplasty, or eyebag surgery, is perhaps the most demanding oper-
ation in the field of cosmetic surgery. Anesthesia is local, and the operation
is done on an outpatient basis so hospitalization is usually unnecessary. The
Belo Medical Group offers laser eyebag removal and eyelift, which removes
or repositions excess skin and fat. Lipo-dissolve dissolves fat pads under the
skin with a series of injections of the drug Lipostabil. Four to five sessions
requiring four ampoules each session should complete the procedure.
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There is another option, the sanest one of all love your facial luggage!
A certain magnetism emanates from the world-weary face suggesting the
man either works too much or parties too hard, both infinitely preferable
to a lackluster 9-3 existence. Eyebags convey menace, like Al Pacinos
Tony Montana in Scarface blowing away the cock-a-roaches after hoover-
ing enough coke to give Cyrano de Bergerac a nosebleed.
In contrast, there is little volatility in a smooth-faced man no possibility
of detonation, even less of an implosion.
Erika Ayala is a part-time writer for FaceLift New 3ersey
This post can be found at ezinearticles.com
photo credits: google images, grand dame with beauty secret, two
girls,facial mask
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RAOKA WiId and Wacky! Another Way to
Stay Young from the inside out!
Wednesday, January 6, 20l0
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
December Theme:WackyI
Wacky! December was a great month to look for WACKY with so many
expectations and so much rushing around. Here are my offerings to have
you feeling warm and fuzzy today. If youre new to this page, Ive defined
RAOKA for you in the next paragraph.
RAOKA defined
Random Acts of Kick Arse or RAOKA is a movement led by Sami
from lifelaughsandlemmings. Samis Australian thats why she says
arse instead of ass, in case youre wondering.
In her own words, Locn monrn, rnere will be o rneme wirn rne only crirerio
beinq rnor irll involve qivinq boc| somerninq posirive in some woy. Ar rne
srorr o[ rne [ollowinq monrn, well snore wirn you wnor weve ocnieveJ,
wnor lessons we leornr onJ wnor rne resulrs were.
Definition: Kick Arse (Oz) or kick ass (Yank)
- having a strong effect on someone or something, forceful, powerful
- exceptionally good, spectacular, impressive, etc.
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As I discovered WACKY in new places,
I realized that when people feel safe and supported,
they drop their guard and let us in.
Love is present.
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Stay Young Habit #1
Greet everyone you meet with a warm smile.
Stay Young Habit #2
Laugh out loud and often.
Stay Young Habit #3
Find people who make you laugh and hang around with them.
Stay Young Habit #4
Spend less time with people who dont laugh or wont laugh.
Enjoy!
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Its the simple things in life that fill us with joy
and make us smilelike girls being girls!
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and kids being kids! Four year old calling 911
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and a really creative idea to support a good cause!
Heres the back story on this video:
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When the video gets 1 million hits, Medline will be making a huge con-
tribution to the hospital, as well as offering free mammograms for the
community. Please check it out. Its an easy and great way to donate to a
wonderful cause, and who hasnt been touched by breast cancer?
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Want to join the RAOKA movement?
Theme for 3anuary: Gratitude
Contact Sami from lifelaughsandlemmings
Take some time to visit other RAOKA posts, too:
Sami at Life, Laughs 8 Lemmings
Lance at Jungle of Life
Dani at Positively Present
Brandi at Joy Rebel
Melissa at Operation Nice
RAOKA supporters to check out:
Keith at Think for Money
Gayze at Gazehounds Animal Communication
Zeenat at Positive Provocations
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3anuary Theme: Gratitude
Chosen by Melissa from Operation Nice
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Melissa designed the RAOKA logo too!
Comments are always appreciated! 3oin the conversation! Comment
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3 Easy Ways to Attract the Opposite Sex
Be MagicaI, PIayfuI and Magnetic
Saturday, January 9, 20l0
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
If this video doesnt make you laugh, then
Houston, we have a problem.
adult language warning
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Stay Young Habit #1
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Greet everyone you meet with a warm smile.
Stay Young Habit #2
Laugh out loud and often.
Stay Young Habit #3
Find people who make you laugh and hang around with them.
Stay Young Habit #4
Spend less time with people who dont laugh or wont laugh.
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somerninq Ji[[erenr obour you. Plus, irs o super-eosy woy ro sroy younq
[rom rne insiJe our!
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Laughter is Magical, Playful and Magnetic!
by Tera from GirlGoneHealthy
What if I told you I discovered the Fountain of Youth?
By using this product everyday all day you could potentially add
up to 8 years on to your life. 8 YEARS! Plus, this youthful medicine has
been scientifically proven to strengthen your immune system, lower blood
pressure, diminish pain, and even protect you from the effects that stress
has on our lives.
So I ask youHow much would you pay for this product? $1,000 maybe
even $10,000
What if I told you it was FREE! Yes, FREE! The medicine that Im
talking about is LAUGHTER! Good ol side splittin, almost peeing
your pants laughter.
Laughter is a powerful antidote to stress, pain, and conflict. Nothing
works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into
balance than a good laugh. Humor lightens your burdens, inspires hopes,
connects you to others, and keeps you grounded, focused, and alert.
Laughter is probably the least taken advantage of emotion if you ask
me. Its so easy to do it turn on the TV, check out a funny movie, eavesdrop
in the bathroom, try actually listening to what your spouse or significant
other is saying.that alone should add at least 30 years. I find that if Im
getting so caught up with life and stress if I take a minute to watch my 20
month old son run laps around the living room while laughing hysterically
at Elmo, it makes MY day better.
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Being a stay at home mom is the best job I have ever had, but sometimes
I just need to get away. I look forward to weekly date nights with my hus-
band, and yes, I am the girl in the corner booth laughing ridiculously
loud off one martini. I tend to have the servers laughing, my husband
eventually gets in on the fun, and the people around us begin laughing cre-
ating a domino effect of euphoric goodness.
Be Magnetic!
Surround yourself with people who can do that for you. The night wil be
more fun and laughter is a cheap appetizer before dinner Shared laugh-
ter is one of the most effective tools for keeping relationships fresh and ex-
citing. All emotional sharing builds strong and lasting relationship bonds,
but sharing laughter and play adds joy, vitality, and resilience. Shared
laughter is an essential component of a strong and healthy relationship.
By making a conscious effort to incorporate more humor and play into
your daily interactions, you can improve the quality of your love rela-
tionships as well as your connections with co-workers, family mem-
bers, and friends.
So the next time you find yourself in a quiet place like a meeting, the library,
the lavatory even, and you find yourself thinking of something or someone
that was absolutely hystericaldont stifle that laugh, LET IT GO. Besides
when everyone turns to look at you, that will make you laugh harder
and youve now added even more years to your life!
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Flat Ass Fridays Flaunt Your Flaws!
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Note from Cheryl: This post should have been published yesterday for
Flat Ass Friday. Im a day late. My apologies.
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Is being too serious a flaw? Depends on the situation, I suppose. Know-
ing when to laugh and when not to laugh is an important skill. Being
unwilling or unable to find the humor in lifes situations counts as a
flaw. Are you thinking theres some room for you to lighten up and laugh
more? Let us know by sharing your thoughts with us!
The comment box is located on the right-hand side of this post about
half-way down the page.
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Stop Getting Dumped On! More Habits for
Staying Young from the inside out
Sunday, January l0, 20l0
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Welcome to the 3anuary 10, 2010 edition of staying young from the
inside out. First, we have a list of interesting posts for you to visit. Directly
following the list of post links, we have an article from Valery Satterwhite
discussing what happens when we spend too much time around people with
negative attitudes. To keep your self young from the inside out limit or
stop spending time with people who fill your mind with garbage.
With a mind jull oj qarbaqe, these car wrecks waitinq to happen will
constantly seek places to dump their load. AnJ rney will Jump ir on you.
Tney con Jump oll rney wonr. Ir is up ro you wnerner or nor you ro|e on
rneir qorboqe [or yoursel[. I[ you ro|e on rne qorboqe rnor con be [ounJ in
rne misquiJeJ lives o[ mony people onJ evenrs in your li[e rnen you, roo,
become o srin|y qorboqe rruc| creorinq rorren experiences spreoJinq your
rrosn onJ srin|inq up your li[e. Whats worse is, as kinq or queen oj your
own compost heap, youll qet used to the smell.
So, ij youre tired oj qettinq dumped on, its time to wake up and click
throuqh to jind out what else Valery has to say
courage
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Stuck in a rut? Maybe its time for a change.
SVB presents Stuck In A Rut? How Change Does a Mind and Body Good
posted at The Digerati Life.
GreatManagement presents Mastering Public Speaking What should
speakers consider for New Years Resolutions? posted at GreatManagement
Blog, saying, Heres one of my great business friends, Darren LaCroix
sharing his Public Speaking New Years Resolutions.
OnlineCollege presents Most Important Medical Breakthroughs of the
2000s posted at Medical Future.
Amy 3oines presents Top 20 Sites For Dealing With Heart Disease posted
at MRI Technician Training.
fitness
TSW presents Should Your Weight Loss Diet Plan Include Diet Foods and
Drinks? posted at The Smarter Wallet, saying, Tips on how to manage and
control your weight.
Shannon Wills presents Going Against the Act of Aging posted at Physical
Therapy Assistant Schools.
Alan Overton presents Get A Flat Stomach Fast With These Diet Tips
posted at Lifetime Fitness 4 Men, saying, What is the secret to effectively
losing weight? The answer is having a healthy dietary routine included in
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your rapid weight loss strategy. You can speed up your goal of a flat stomach
with an exercise workout but, for your weight management a healthy diet
is crucial.
KC Ernsting presents Staying Warm in the Upper Midwest posted at
FinditLocal411 Blog, saying, Staying warm during the winter can save
your body stress. Staying healthy during these cold months will help you
stay young longer.
humor
Madeleine Begun Kane presents Gray Matters posted at Mad Kanes Hu-
mor Blog.
That concludes episode 003. Submit your blog article to the next edition of
staying young fromthe inside out using our carnival submission form.
Ive added a newcategory for next week entitled Expertise. Knowing
what to do helps us feel vital, necessary and needed. Thats living life
juicy! Share your links to articles that helped you solve a problem for
yourself or others.
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Life Stinks? How To Detach From Your Garbage Truck
Author: Valery Satterwhite
Copyright (c) 2009 Valery Satterwhite
Life stinks.
If that statement bubbled up in your thoughts recently then you may be
attached to life decaying garbage truck thinking. Simply put, if you stuff
your mind with garbage, you will create stinky outcomes. If you focus upon
all that is bad in your life you will add to the garbage dump that is becoming
your daily experience.
Garbage in, garbage out.
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Lets say youre rushing to get to work on the 403 freeway when another
driver cuts in front of you and slams on the brakes. You toot your horn
forcefully to give him a warning as you avoid a whopper of a fender bender.
He responds with a slewof obscenities and the ubiquitous finger punctuator.
It happens a lot if you live in a busy metropolis such as Los Angeles.
In that moment, you have a choice. You can raise your fickle finger of
fate in response or smile and count your blessings that youre not that guy.
Yikes, what a miserable way to live. By smiling, you kept negative feelings
and energy right where it came from from that guy. If you responded with
your own favorite flip off gesture, you would have taken on his garbage
as yours. Pissed off, your focus is negatively directed. You will cloud your
vision with so much dust and dirt and wonder why you cannot see.
You can complain because roses have thorns or you can rejoice be-
cause thorns have roses.
- Ziggy, Tom Wilson comic strip panel
Where focus goes, energy flows.
Some people are like garbage trucks. They run around packed to the hilt
with garbage. Their life energy is full of anger, frustration and disappoint-
ment. Their conversations are filled with complaints. They find excuses
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and reasons why they cant be, do or have what they want blaming oth-
ers for their misfortune. The acronym for Finding Excuses And Reasons is
FEAR and when youre in fear you Fight Everything And Reek of stinky
experiences.
With a mind full of garbage, these car wrecks waiting to happen will
constantly seek places to dump their load. And they will dump it on you.
They can dump all they want. It is up to you whether or not you take on
their garbage for yourself. If you take on the garbage that can be found in
the misguided lives of many people and events in your life then you, too,
become a stinky garbage truck creating rotten experiences spreading your
trash and stinking up your life. Whats worse is, as king or queen of your
own compost heap, youll get used to the smell.
Be mindful of your thoughts. Pay attention to the words that come out
of your mouth. Are you a trash talker? Im not talking about using a four
letter word or two to add a little color to your expression as long as its
positive. Are you focused upon whats not right in your life and in your
world? What you lack instead of what you have? Are you finding a lot
to complain about? If so, youre attached to a stinky garbage truck life
perspective picking up and dumping more trash every where you go.
Thoughts are things; they have tremendous power. Thoughts of doubt
and fear are pathways to failure. When you conquer negative attitudes of
doubt and fear you conquer failure. Thoughts crystallize into habit and
habit solidifies into circumstances. Bryan Adams, Canadian rock singer-
songwriter and photographer
To let go of the garbage bags youve been carrying around to stink up
the place, find the value in every experience, good and bad. This gem is
often disguised as a life-affirming lesson to be learned. Take the note and
apply the lesson to clean up your act or create more of the good stuff. Speak
and act in the direction of your dreams and your days will reflect the
sweetest smelling rose in the garden of life.
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Sins of the Past What Do Yours Say
About You?
Tuesday, January l2, 20l0
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Jinxi Boo Tatto Body Art
Decisions weve made in the past can either come back to haunt us or
else continue to delight us (and others) for years to come. Lets take a
look at two different pathways related to physical adornment.
My second most popular blog post features the Rock the Ink Miss Tattoo
competition held over the summer in Providence, RI.Just after I wrote
about the contest, I found a blog written by a woman with a lot of tattoos.
I mean a lot like full-body coverage. I contacted 3inxi Boo, the blogs
author. She happily agreed to read my post and left a beautiful comment.
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Jinxi Boo Tattoo Body Art
I was thrilled that I had taken a risk and reached out to her. I wanted to
know what people like that were like. I soon found out. No different
from anyone else. But you probably already knew thator did you? Take
a look at these fantastic photos of Jinxi. She keeps turning up in different
magazines. I think of her as a human art gallery. Most recently, she is
featured on TrendHunter, a website devoted to finding interesting trends
online before anyone else does.
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wos noo|eJ onJ beqon qerrinq rorroos os o nobby. Jinxi Boos increJible
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Jinxi Boo tattoo body art
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From Tats to Fats
I wonder howmany people tried to talk Jinxi out of getting another tattoo.
At some point, they must have given up. We all do it! We all know whats
best for everyone else. Follow my advice and youll be fine.
No, I wont. What Ill be is a carbon copy of you.
HmmHow about another incentive to stay young from the inside out!
I met Krizia from eatsmartagesmart through a blogger mentoring group
that we both belong to. She publishes daily reports designed to help people
achieve the healthy lifestyle many of us strive to live.
Recently, Krizia posted this image and I had to re-post it here. Maybe this is
the image that kick-starts someone into making healthier lifestyle choices. I
share it with the following Stay Young from the inside out habit in
mind.
Stay Young Habit #24
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Stop trying to change people. We only change when we want to and
when were ready. Use your energy elsewhere.
British people have an interesting phrase to describe an exercise in fu-
tility or whats known as a flipping waste of time. Its called rear-
ranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. Dont waste your breath trying
to change people. We only change when WERE ready to change. Focus on
yourself. Let Jinxi inspire you to be more artistic or creative. Let this image
inspire you to make one more change that leads to a healthier lifestyle.
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Ladies and Gentlemen this IS motivation for weight loss!!!
by Krizia from eat smart age smart
Have you seen this body scan of a 230 lbs woman versus a 120 lbs
woman?
The difference is simply shocking.
When you look at the two scans you quickly see the following on the
scan of the overweight woman:
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Her stomach is much larger
Her head is larger
Her shoulders are really wide
Shes essentially twice the size of the 120 lbs woman
Her hips are much wider apart (which explains why overweight women
have a lot of difficulty walking)
Look at the spine at the back of her head!
Look at how far apart her feet are due to the weight around her tights and
knees
Her ankles are bent (which could be due to the extra weight)
If youre looking for motivation to lose weight Id say this is a really
good reason to start taking healthy eating and adopting a healthy lifestyle
(aka exercise regularly) VERY seriously!
By the way, this story is running wild on the net and its another re-
minder that being overweight is not healthy!
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Have the choices youve made in the past made you happy? Are you still
happy with them? Tattoos are permanent. So is the damage we do to
ourselves by carrying too much weight on our bodies. Either way, youre
wearing the decisions of the past. What do your decisions say about you?
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l0 SurprisingIy Easy Ways to Stay Young
from the inside out
Sunday, January l7, 20l0
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale and Shannon Wills
Welcome to the January 17, 2010 edition of staying young from the inside
out. Ive added a new category called Expertise. Knowing how to
do things creates a feeling of confidence and competence that makes us
feel good, necessary and needed. This week we give equal time to the
guys specifically, those of you who like to take care of things around the
house. Birney Summers brings us information about stopping basement
drafts.
While the guys (and the do-it-yourself ladies in the audience) are reviewing
this handy information, the rest of us can check out beauty guides plus all of
the health and fitness articles starting with David Cantones well-written
article on trust.
Immediately following this informative list of Stay Young from the
inside out habits is another list brought to us by Shannon Wills. Page
down to see her 10 Surprisinqly Easy Ways to Stay Younq jrom the
inside out.
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relationships
David Cantone presents HOW TO BUILD TRUST IN 3 WORDS posted
at IL CANTONE.
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expertise
Birney Summers presents Stopping Basement Drafts with Insulating Spray
Foam Sealant posted at ENERGY BOOMER.
Destiny [ Freebeezndealz.com presents How you can get more free make-
up samples than you can handle. posted at Freebeezndealz new freebies
for the day.
SVB presents How To Look Good On A Budget: The Business of Beauty
posted at The Digerati Life, saying, On cosmetic surgery why do it?
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fitness
Greg Laden presents From Fit to Fat to Fit. And Back. posted at Greg
Ladens Blog.
Brian presents HowTo Live Longer With Running posted at HowTo Live a
Longer Life, saying, My struggle with balancing exercise with my lifestyle
hopefully will come to an end with a new emphasis on adding running to
my life. Hopefully it will help me live longer and healthier.
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humor
Madeleine Begun Kane presents Shoo, Heels! posted at Mad Kanes Hu-
mor Blog.
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self_help_devotee presents If Only More People Would Watch TV! posted
at Things That Teach Us, saying, Anoted expert Dr. Amen presents natural
ways to protect and improve our most important asset, our brain.
S 3eevan presents Keys to Unlocking Mind Power Secrets posted at Wealth
and Wellness Blog, saying, Many experts recognize that the human mind
has a lot of untapped potentials.
marjorie presents Comfort Foods posted at Laurel on Health Food, saying,
Pam OBrien of Health Today gives delicious advice on combating colds,
stress, headaches and a bum stomach: eat your way out of your illness.
Randy Powell presents HEY, FAT BOY posted at Eating-Veggies.com:
High Alkaline Diet blog. TSW presents Organic Food: Healthy Food Ideas
For The Ordinary Shopper posted at The Smarter Wallet, saying, eating
healthy
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10 Surprisingly Easy Ways to Stay Young from the inside out
by Shannon Wills
We all want to look as young as possible for as long as possible. The more
we want it, the more it seems to elude us. No matter how much we desire
to drink from the fountain of youth, aging is a natural process. Growing old
is not something we like to think about mainly because of the physical
changes we go through. Some people are lucky enough to look and feel
younger than their age. Heres what I think the secret is
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oh my! Thats quite a sandwich, isnt it?
Consider these 10 surprisingly easy ways to stay young:
Exercise: The best way to continue to look and feel young is to tone your
body with regular exercise. If youre not the kind to sweat it out at the gym,
try playing a sport or taking a long walk every day. Besides keeping you
young, exercise gives you a host of other benefits as well.
Eat healthy food: When you eatjunk food loaded with processed ingre-
dients, oil, sugar and saturated fats, your body begins to gain weight and
your skin takes on a pasty and pale appearance. Instead, eat more fresh
fruits, vegetables, nuts and other foods that are rich in nutrients and low on
substances that harm your health and your skin for a glowing and healthy
look.
Maintain your weight: Maintaining your weight and looking slim and
sexy no matter how old you are allows you to pass for a much younger
person. When you look and feel good, you naturally feel younger too.
Be content: Being cheerful and happy makes you look and feel young.
Theres nothing like a smile to light up your face and eyes and chip off those
years from your birth certificate. The key to happiness is contentment with
what you have and acceptance of what you get, so stay content, and stay
young too.
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Groom yourself: You dont have to go all out and spend every other day
at the beauty salon, its enough to maintain your hair, face and nails so that
you look neat and clean. Wear clothes and makeup that suit your body
and skin tone instead of blindly following the latest trends. One more
thing, ensure that your personal hygiene is up to scratch. Get a FREE
mini makeup kit with any $20 purchase from EyesLipsFace.com. 3ust
use Code LOYAL
Learn: When you continue to update your knowledge regularly and keep
up with the times, you dont feel that youre growing old. So learn some-
thing newevery day, even if its just a minor fact, and keep your pulse on the
finger of all thats happening around you because knowledge is power.
Imagine: You are as young as you think you are, so never let your age
become an inhibiting factor in life. If you want to run a marathon at 40,
dont let your age discourage you. If you want to go back to school at 30,
forget the five decades and start out with the mind of a youngster. You can
do anything you set your mind to as long as you prepare adequately and are
determined enough.
Keep up with technology: When youre aware of all the changes that
are taking place in the world of technology, you automatically tend to feel
young because theres an implicit association between youth and technol-
ogy. So dont be shy or afraid of this giant. Rather, tackle it head on and
see how interesting it gets.
Adopt a positive attitude: When you think positively in any situation,
when you are proactive instead of just reactive in the face of problems and
during crises, you find that your frame of mind and your go-getter nature
make you feel younger than ever before.
Reduce stress: And last, and most important of all, you must never let
stress get to you because when you do, your face starts to show the ravages
of time. In fact, stress ages you prematurely and makes you look older than
you really are, so avoid it at all costs.
Author Bio: This guest post was written by Shannon Wills, who writes
on the topic of Physical Therapy Assistant Schools She welcomes your
comments at her email id shannonwills23gmail.com
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FemaIe UFC Fight Fans Are Hot! ActuaIIy,
You Do Want to Date These GirIs
Monday, January l8, 20l0
Adventures in living a healthy, juicy life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Chris Leban, UFC Fighter and female fight fan
When I first started watching mixed martial arts fights or cage-fighting as
its also known, I didnt know many people who enjoyed the sport as much
as me.
Meeting a woman who knew what the initials UFC stood for was really
unusual. In the last two years, Im delighted to say that Ive found my tribe
on facebook, twitter and through my martial arts school.
I realize people have strong opinions about this style of fighting. I didnt
realize people have negative opinions about women who follow the
sport!
Lets see what one man thinks of female fight fans. Greg Miles from
Bloomberg TV is seen here interviewing Dana White, UFC President
about a potential sale of a portion of his company.
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That piece of news is interesting enough. What was more interesting to me
was the casual dismissal of female fight fans by Greg after Dana has just
explained that women make up 3S-40% of his fan base. Take a look!
Reminder of the back story from this video
If youre a guy, you dont want to go out on dates with these women (who
watch UFC), right? Greg Miles, Financial Reporter, Bloomberg TV
The girls who watch UFC are hot you, actually, do want to go out
on dates with these girls. Dana Whites response to Greg Miles from
Bloomberg TV
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Obviously, Greg doesnt have a clue about us female UFC fans. First
of all, what did he expect Dana White, UFC President, to say about the
people who make up 3S-40% of his fan base?
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Thats the original back story for why I made the following video called
Actually, You Do Want to Date These Girls.
I put the word out to female fight fans to send in their favorite photos fea-
turing a female fan standing next to a UFC (or WEC) fighter. I received
nearly 200 photos within a few days! Guess the girls had something to
say to Mr. Miles. Check it out!
Evidence to support Dana Whites answer to an interviewer asking
about UFC female fight fans. Theyre hot!
Reflections Remix by Ocean freemusicarchive.org
video of fellas of flomac courtesy of florianmartialartscenter.com
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Photo Credit: Most of the photos were collected on AnneLoris facebook
group page called Fight Clique. If you would like to submit photos for
the next installment, please upload theminto the Fight Clique Group Album
or send them to me mmajemalejansqthatqirlisjunny.com
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Next installment? Listen, Ive got over a hundred women asking me, Hey
Cheryl, wheres my photo?
Of course, we have to do another one.
One more thing, were looking for a female fight fan theme song if anyone
would like to write one for us.
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We all fall into the same trap that Greg Miles fell into with his mistaken
assumption about what female fight fans look like or act like. Sometimes,
we speak carelessly and dont realize that we might be insulting some-
one. Other peoples opinions often stop us from exploring or trying out
new things because we dont want to be laughed at or punished.
What are you hesitating to try because you think youll get feedback or
disagreement or lack of support from the people in your life? Dont
get stopped by other peoples words. Take a risk! Try something new,
edgy and a little bit out of your comfort zone.
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What new risks will you take to make this your best year yet?
How are you staying young from the inside out?
Please leave comments! We love to hear from you. Share your
thoughts!
Comment box is on the right hand side of this post about half-way down
the page.
I put the word out to female fight fans to send in their favorite fan photos
featuring a female fan standing next to a UFC (or WEC) fighter. I received
nearly 200 photos within a few days. Guess the girls had something to say
to Mr. Miles. Take a look!
Reminder of the back story
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If youre a guy, you dont want to go out on dates with these women (who
watch UFC), right? Greg Miles, Financial Reporter, Bloomberg TV
The girls who watch UFC are hot you, actually, do want to go out
on dates with these girls. Dana Whites response to Greg Miles from
Bloomberg TV
Obviously, Greg doesnt have a clue about us female UFC fans. First
of all, what did he expect Dana White, UFC President, to say about the
people who make up 3S-40% (as stated in a Bloomberg TV video of
Dana White speaking with interviewer, Greg Miles) of his fan base?
Thats the original back story for why I made the following video called
Actually, You Do Want to Date These Girls. In reaction to the comments
made in the Greg Miles, Bloomberg TV video about the UFC female fan
base.
I put the word out to female fight fans to send in their favorite photos fea-
turing a female fan standing next to a UFC (or WEC) fighter. I received
nearly 200 photos within a few days. Guess the girls had something to say
to Mr. Miles. Take a look!
Evidence to support Dana Whites answer to an interviewer asking
about UFC female fight fans. Theyre hot!
Reflections Remix by Ocean freemusicarchive.org,
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video of fellas of flomac courtesy of florianmartialartscenter.com
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Most of the photos were collected on AnneLoris facebook group page
called Fight Clique. If you would like to submit photos for the next
installment, please upload them into the Fight Clique Group Album or send
them to me
mmajemalejans at thatqirlisjunny.com
Next installment? Over a hundred women are asking hey, wheres my
photo?. Of course, we have to do another one. One more thing, were
looking for a female fight fan theme song if anyone would like to write
one for us.
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Panic Attacks and CoId Sweat: 5 Steps to
Break Through Fears and Phobias
Friday, January 22, 20l0
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
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Dad! I shouted toward the distant beach, but my father was hidden in the
middle of thousands of beachgoers and couldnt hear my cracking, ten-year
old voice. I floated in the cold saltwater, shouting until I was hoarse.
I slid off my boogie board. Holding on tightly with both hands, I tried to
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nothing but open water. For a little kid who didnt know how to swim,
nothing could be more frightening.
I started kicking my way back to shore, but the rip current kept pushing me
further out into the ocean. The beach receded from view and the people all
became distant specks of color. I just knew I was going to die.
For the next eight years, I was so afraid of the ocean that I couldnt
venture out any deeper than my chest. I had survived that day when I
was ten, but I developed a heavy phobia of open water.
Two years ago, I made the life-changing decision to tackle life and
live without fear. I had to get over my fear and today I can confidently
report that I love the ocean and spend many summer days swimming out
deep past the waves.
Were all afraid of something.
Some people are terrified of public speaking and some people cant handle
being higher than ten feet off the ground. There are thousands of fears out
there that can paralyze us and prevent us from reaching our fullest poten-
tial.
Fortunately for us, getting over fear is a simple operation. Here are the most
effective methods that helped me or my friends get over various fears and
phobias.
1) Tackle your fear head-on
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A friend of mine used to be terrified of talking to women. He is good-
looking, charming, and hilarious, but for some reason he could never get
enough nerve to introduce himself to a woman.
My solution: go to the bookstore with him and literally push him into
women. I didnt stop until he gathered three numbers. He hated me by
the end of the evening, but he got a number from each of the first three
women he asked. He discovered his own awesomeness and got over his
fear of the opposite sex.
Regardless of your phobia, running straight at it and facing it directly is a
surprisingly effective way to get over a fear.
Afraid of public speaking? Go to an open mic night this weekend and talk
for a few minutes.
Afraid of heights? Go to the nearest tall cliff and spend an hour walking
along the edge and dangling your feet into the open air.
Facing your fears directly is the quickest way to overcome them, but
it takes a certain amount of guts to do (or a friend who throws you into
strangers).
2) Get educated
My secret to overcoming my fear of the ocean? I enrolled in a SCUBA
diving course and earned my advanced open water certification. During the
course, the instructor would routinely swim up behind a student underwater
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and shut off their oxygen, tear off their mask, or pull out their respirator. It
sounds terrifying, but we were all trained to respond appropriately. Being
underwater without air became routine.
I love SCUBA diving and recognize that it was instrumental in helping me
get over my fear of open water. During my first dive as a certified diver,
I went into a small sunken yacht (against just about every diving safety
regulation) and got stuck. I was able to extract myself after a few seconds
of wriggling awkwardly, but the remarkable thing is that I stayed completely
calm.
I was trapped in an enclosed space, sixty feet below the surface with a
limited supply of oxygen. The training and education from the course
helped me approach a frightening situation with absolute calm.
If you hate public speaking, take a class at your local community college.
If youre afraid of snakes or spiders, spend a few weeks working part-time
t a pet store or volunteering at an animal rescue. If youre afraid of heights,
join a rock climbing gym or get your skydiving license.
3) Stop thinking
Fear is a sneaky emotion. The longer you give in to it, the stronger it gets.
You cant reason your way out of fear if you spend time thinking about
whatever youre afraid of, youre just going to psych yourself out.
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So instead of agonizing over your fear, just act. Dont think about how
scary it will be to talk in front of strangers. Just run up to the lectern and
start talking. Jump into the deep end and learn to swimonce youre there.
As human beings we have the remarkable ability to use logic and reason. As
great as these are for science and philosophy, theyre useless when it comes
to fear. You need to stop thinking and just do it. Author Ray Bradbury hit
the nail on the head when he gave his directions for a successful life: First
you jump off a cliff and build wings on the way down.
4) Get a support group
Last year I was the vice president of my local Toastmasters club and I
watched new members come in and grow as public speakers. To become
a Competent Communicator, each person has to give ten speeches that
cover the broad aspects of public speaking (organization, enunciation, loud-
ness, etc.).
My favorite memories in Toastmasters are of new members who barely
make it through their first speech, shaking and stammering throughout the
entire presentation. By the end of their ten speeches, theyre confident and
comfortable on stage. They cant wait to speak again because theyve be-
come so good at it.
This happens because the group critiques every speech immediately after it
happens. They are always supportive and shower the speaker with praise
for everything they did well. But even more important, they provide solid
feedback on what the speaker needs to improve. They provide a confidence
boost, but they never lie and say something was good if it wasnt.
Find a group of people who will support you and push you to be better.
Some of them will gently nurture you along and others will firmly point
out your flaws and mistakes. You need both types to be successful. Use
friends and family, search the internet and newspapers for relevant groups
and meeting (public speaking, etc.) or use online forums and websites to
build a virtual support team. If all else fails, send me an email and Ill be
your support team!
S) Be fearless
This isnt a technique as much as a mindset.
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My motto is Bad things dont happen. I say it constantly.
Anytime something comes up that makes me nervous or hesitant, I repeat
this phrase and I instantly have the courage to try anything. Internalize
this motto and know that, no matter what happens, youll be happier
that you took the plunge and took a risk.
tiny people on cliff of Moher
Ive been in the back of cop cars. Ive been strangled to the verge of passing
out. Ive jumped off cliffs and hit rocks on the way down. Ive been within
thirty minutes of freezing to death on the side of a mountain in a snowstorm.
I was even homeless in Paris for a night.
But Ive never regretted anything. All of those instances came from me
ignoring fear and taking a risk and I would do it all over again if I
could.
Because before I was in the police car, I was on a roof, my breath taken
away by the
view of Baltimores Inner Harbor across the Chesapeake Bay.
Before the strangling, I was dancing with a beautiful woman.
Before I hit the rock, I was freefalling into a pristine lake hidden in the
middle of the Adirondack Mountains.
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Before the hypothermia, I was looking out at a moonlit mountain valley
covered by an untouched blanket of snow.
Because of the homelessness, I got to see Norre Dome lit up at 3 a.m. and
walked down an empty Cnomps-Llysees and stood in silence under the Arc
Je Triompne.
Your fears are keeping you fromexperiencing life to the fullest. Theyre
hiding you from the incredible experiences and breathtaking moments that
will change your life and lift your soul.
Life is too short for us to be afraid.
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Is being afraid a flaw? Maybemaybe not. Fear is useful when it pre-
vents us fromdoing damage to ourselves or others. When fear stops us from
expanding, growing and challenging ourselves, then yes, it starts looking
like a flaw. As youre read through Jakes experiences, have you been
making a list of all the moves fear is stopping you from making?
Time to step up and make a move. What are you waiting for?
We would love to hear about challenges youve faced or challenges youre
willing to face.
The comment box is located on the right-hand side of this post about
half-way down the page.
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*Panic Attacks and Cold Sweat: How to Get Over Fears and Phobias*
Dad! I shouted toward the distant beach, but my father was hidden in the
middle of thousands of beachgoers and couldnt hear my cracking, ten-year
old voice. I floated in the cold saltwater, shouting until I was hoarse.
I slid off my boogie board and, holding on tightly with both hands, tried to
touch the bottom of the ocean with my feet. As far as I stretched, I felt
nothing but open water. For a little kid who didnt know how to swim,
nothing could be more frightening.
I started kicking my way back to shore, but the rip current kept pushing me
further out into the ocean. The beach receded from view and the people all
became distant specks of color. I just knew I was going to die.
For the next eight years I was so afraid of the ocean that I couldnt
venture out any deeper than my chest. I had survived that day when I was
ten, but I developed a heavy phobia of open water.
Two years ago I made the life-changing decision to tackle life and live
without fear. I had to get over my fear and today I can confidently report
that I love the ocean and spend many summer days swimming out deep past
the
waves.
Were all afraid of something. Some people are terrified of public speaking
and some people cant handle being higher than ten feet off the ground.
There are thousands of fears out there that can paralyze us and prevent us
from reaching our fullest potential.
Fortunately for us, getting over fear is a simple operation. Here are the
most effective methods that helped me or my friends get over various fears
and phobias.
*1) Tackle it head-on.*
A friend of mine used to be terrified of talking to women. He is
good-looking, charming, and hilarious, but for some reason he could never
get enough nerve to introduce himself to a woman.
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My solution: go to the bookstore and literally push himinto women. I didnt
stop until he gathered three numbers. He hated me by the end of the evening,
but he got a number from each of the first three women he asked. He
discovered his own awesomeness and got over his fear of the opposite
sex.
Regardless of your phobia, running straight at it and facing it directly is
a brutally effective way to get over a fear. Afraid of public speaking? Go
to an open mic night this weekend and talk for a few minutes. Afraid of
heights? Go to the nearest tall cliff and spend an hour walking along the
edge and dangling your feet into the open air.
Facing your fears directly is the quickest way to overcome them, but it
takes a certain amount of guts to do (or a friend who throws you into
strangers).
*2) Get educated.*
My secret to overcoming my fear of the ocean? I enrolled in a SCUBA
diving
course and earned my advanced open water certification. During the course,
the instructor would routinely swim up behind a student underwater and
shut
off their oxygen, tear off their mask, or pull out their respirator. It
sounds terrifying, but we were all trained to respond appropriately. Being
underwater without air became routine.
I love SCUBA diving and recognize that it was instrumental in helping me
get
over my fear of open water. During my first dive as a certified diver, I
went into a small sunken yacht (against just about every diving safety
regulation) and got stuck. I was able to extract myself after a few seconds
of wriggling awkwardly, but the remarkable thing is that I stayed completely
calm. I was trapped in an enclosed space, sixty feet below the surface with
a limited supply of oxygen. But that training and education from the course
helped me approach a frightening situation with absolute calm.
If you hate public speaking, take a class at your local community college.
If youre afraid of snakes or spiders, spend a few weeks working part-time
at a pet store or volunteering at an animal rescue. If youre afraid of
heights, join a rock climbing gym or get your skydiving license.
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*3) Stop thinking.*
Fear is a sneaky emotion. The longer you give in to it, the stronger it
gets. You cant reason your way out of fear if you spend time thinking
about whatever youre afraid of, youre just going to psych yourself out.
So instead of agonizing over your fear, just act. Dont think about how
scary it will be to talk in front of strangers. Just run up to the lectern
and start talking. Jump into the deep end and learn to swim once youre
there.
As human beings we have the remarkable ability to use logic and reason.
As
great as these are for science and philosophy, theyre useless when it comes
to fear. You need to stop thinking and just do it. Author Ray Bradbury hit
the nail on the head when he gave his directions for a successful life:
First you jump off a cliff and build wings on the way down.
*4) Get a support group.*
Last year I was the vice president of my local Toastmasters club and I
watched new members come in and grow as public speakers. To become a
? Competent Communicator, ? one has to give ten speeches that cover the
broad
aspects of public speaking (organization, enunciation, loudness, etc.). My
favorite memories in Toastmasters are of new members who barely make it
through their first speech, shaking and stammering throughout the entire
presentation. By the end of their ten speeches, they?re confident and
comfortable on stage. They can?t wait to speak again because they?ve be-
come
so good at it.
This happens because the group critiques every speech immediately after it
happens. They are always supportive and shower the speaker with praise
for
everything they did well. But even more important, they provide solid
feedback on what the speaker needs to improve. They provide a confidence
boost but they never lie and say something was good if it wasn?t.
You need to find a group of people who will support you and push you to
be
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better. Some of them will gently nurture you along and others will brutally
point out your flaws and mistakes. You need both types to be successful.
Use
friends and family, search the internet and newspapers for relevant groups
and meeting (public speaking, etc.), or use online forums and websites to
build a virtual support team. If all else fails, send me an email and I?ll
be your support team!
*3) Be fearless*.
This isn?t a technique as much as a mindset. My motto is ? Bad things
don?t
happen? and I say it constantly. Anytime something comes up that makes
me
nervous or hesitant, I repeat this phrase and I instantly have the courage
to try anything. You need to internalize this motto and know that, no matter
what happens, you?ll be happier that you took the plunge and took a risk.
I?ve been in the back of cop cars and strangled to the verge of passing out.
I?ve jumped off cliffs and hit rocks on the way down. I?ve been within
thirty minutes of freezing to death on the side of a mountain in a
snowstorm. I was even homeless in Paris for a night.
But I?ve never regretted anything. All of those instances came from me
ignoring fear and taking a risk ? and I would do it all over again if I
could.
Because before I was in the police car, I was on a roof, breathtaken by the
view of Baltimore?s Inner Harbor across the Chesapeake Bay. Before the
strangling, I was dancing with a beautiful woman. Before I hit the rock, I
was freefalling into a pristine lake hidden in the middle of the Adirondack
Mountains. Before the hypothermia, I was looking out at a moonlit moun-
tain
valley covered by an untouched blanket of snow. Because of the homeless-
ness,
I got to see Notre Dame lit up at 3 a.m. and walked down an empty
*Champs*-*
lyses** and stood in silence under the Arc de Triomphe.*
*Your fears are keeping you from experiences life to the fullest. They?re
hiding you from the incredible experiences and breathtaking moments that
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will change your life and lift your soul.* Life is too short for us to be
afraid.
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How to Stay Young from the Inside Out?
Dont Worry Be Happy
Sunday, January 24, 20l0
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale and Debbie Dee
Welcome to the January 24, 2010 edition of staying young from the inside
out. This week, we have an interesting sampling encouraging us to be
bolder. From saying NO to being pantless and proud, plus how to
give up worrying.
Introducing two bloggers Corinne, with a link to her blog post at Personal
Growth with Corinne Edwards and Debbie with her guest post directly be-
low the list of links with her thoughts on how worrying interferes with our
happiness. Much to consider as you continue to build on your habits to stay
young from the inside out.
staying young from the inside out
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Eliza Fayle presents The importance of saying No posted at Silver and
Grace.
3ake presents Pantless and Proud: How to Make the Mundane More
Interesting posted at Your Best Weekend, saying, This short article takes
a look at how we can reinvigorate our lives by shifting our perspective and
looking at routine activities as opportunities to have some fun.
Corinne Edwards presents HOW TO STOP WORRYING posted at
Personal Growth with Corinne Edwards, saying, Why do we worry?
Some of us lie and say we dont. You know the truth. Some comments on
how to deal with it without making ourselves crazy..
Madeleine Begun Kane presents De-Stress Or Distress? posted at Mad
Kanes Humor Blog.
fitness
debergerac78 presents Eat Throughout the Day to Keep Cravings at Bay
posted at Albertsons Wellbeing, saying, Up your metabolism, regulate
your blood sugar, AND lose weight in a healthier way by simply eating
smaller, more frequent meals. All it takes is a little planning and smart
food choices.
Kristin Conroy presents Ditch the DietingEat For Life! posted at
Words Are Food, saying, Dieting is difficult and sets us up for failure. I
say we should all stop dieting and eat for life!
Steve Faber presents How to Lose Belly Fat Super Easy Ways to Fight
Fat Everyday posted at Belly Fat Loser, saying, You can jump into a
major exercise program to help fight that midsection bulge, but you dont
have to. Here are some simple changes you can make to your everyday
life that can have you trimmer too.
Farid presents AcneInformation101 Acne Facts and Acne Treatments
posted at Acne Facts, saying, The effects of skin blemishes mild or
extreme can be more far-reaching than some realize. From first
impressions to personal psychological issues, to your skins health, acne is
a significant challenge for many. Luckily, theres a lot of information
about the subject and many options for treatments. When you understand
the way your skin renews and what can cause acne, youre a step ahead in
figuring out how to address your specific skin problem
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Mike Ross presents The 40 Top Blogs for Staying Healthy and Fit posted
at The Budget Life Blog.
DebtLite presents 30 Health and Wellness Blogs to Watch in 2010 posted
at Medical Assistants.
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How to Stay young from the Inside Out? Stop Worrying!
quest post by Debbie Dee
People wonder and say, Why cant I be happy? The answer to that ques-
tion is, You worry too much. End of story!
Listen to yourself everyday and what do you really tell yourself. Im wor-
ried about how Im going to this. Im worried about what if this happens.
What is my neighbor going to think? And the list goes on. The, what ifs,
just creep in day after day.
Lets definitely get one thing straight right now. Regardless of the what ifs,
the sun is going to come up. There is always a possibility of a few clouds
some days, but clouds are good once in a while. They help us grow into
better people.
Seems to me that people who dont have much are the happiest people in
this world. Why is this you might ask? They dont worry!!!! They
dont care what anyone thinks or says.
The rich man worries that he still doesnt have enough money. The middle
class person worries about keeping up with neighbors. The parent worries
that his or her child isnt as smart as someone elses child. Older people
worry that they cant retire some day so they can sit around and do nothing,
etc.
What is it that you worry about?
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I used to be one of those people that worried until I found out my wor-
ries were getting in my way of really solving the problem that I had for
that day. When you worry about something it stops your creative thinking
and you cant solve your problem. This leads to unhappiness. Not so
Good!
Most of us learn this the hard way, but maybe I can help you realize it
before the bottom falls out of your life. You see, I had to really hit the
bottom before I put it all together. I was worried about keep a roof over
my childrens head, food on the table and clothes on their backs. One day
it dawned on me that I was so caught up in worrying that I couldnt think
straight to solve my problems and personally couldnt even see how very
lucky I really was.
I have a sister that as all the money she could want, but became an alco-
holic. Why, because money couldnt buy her the happiness. People are
what bring us happiness within. She sits around and worries about all
the little things which drove her to drinking and forgets to enjoy what is
really important. I took a different approach and learned to enjoy what was
in front of me (my children). I stopped worrying and began solving my
problems one at a time.
My husband worries about having enough money to retire. Someone told
him that he would need a million dollars to retire. Yeah, that isnt going to
happen. What does he do? He worries about it every day. He goes up to
his computer and works on the finances, trying to put everything together.
Meanwhile, I just do my own thing. NowI could drop dead tomorrowor he
could and what good did all this worrying do him? Is he really enjoying
what is around him? Not so much!
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I dont know about you, but life is too short for all that worrying. I like
enjoying what is around me and if a problem (not a worry) comes up there
is always a solution.
Remember this: A problem is something that has a solution or it wouldnt
be called a problem. A worry is something we waste precious time on that
probably isnt going to make any difference anyway.
Sometimes when we inject humor into our worries it makes a big dif-
ference! The sun will still rise in the morning. Worries cannot stop
this.
I challenge you all to send your worries to me and lets see if they are just
a problem to be solved. Then you can get back to choosing happiness over
worries.
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The worry free happy person, Debbie Dee shares her wisdom on her
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Sticky Situations: Im trying to watch the
game and these cheerIeaders keep getting
in the way
Tuesday, January 26, 20l0
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Sticky Situations
Consider the following predicament. Men, Im sure you can relate to this
young mans situation. Courtside seats! With cheerleaders blocking his
view, so to speak. Women, Im sure we can all relate to his dates re-
sponse. 99% of women in this same situation would respond with a similar
dirty look. The other 1%? The guys probably sitting next to his sister.
photo credit meme by yahoo 21 Jan 2010
Salvaging the Situation
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Oh dear. From now until the end of time, this woman will have the same re-
action at the mere mention of the words going to the game, cheerleaders or
courtside seats. You know that we women have memories like elephants
we never forget the indignities we suffer.
So, things happen on the spur of the moment. What would you do? How
would you respond? How would you want to be treated in this situation?
Ill go first. My reaction would be (first, wounded) hey, whats going on?
Where did all these cheerleaders come from? Theyre taking all of my guys
attention. (then, annoyed) hmmph! Then, hopefully, I would make a joke
and find it comical. But I would have to go through my range of emotional
reactions first.
Guys, I would need you to hug up on mea lot. Whisper something nice in
my ear. You know, Im gonna have a reaction. Best to mitigate, as best you
can. Because, guys, that hand on the chin speaks volumes to other women.
Shes not saying anything because in her mind, shes already on the phone
with her best friend forming a war council. lol!
Of course, this is just my opinion. Everyone seeing these photos will have
their own point of viewon the situation. I dont expect you to agree with me.
My point of view is a reflection of my life experience. In fact, I welcome
your input.
What do you see when you look at these photos?
Please leave comments! We love to hear from you. Share your
thoughts!
Comment box is on the right hand side of this post about half-way down
the page.
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What does your reaction say about you?
What have you learned about yourself from salvaging sticky situa-
tions? Whats your default reaction: ignore it, get mad, go silent, leave,
nag, laugh? Do you bear grudges an elephant never forgets? Its inter-
esting to think about.
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Relationships can be ruined in an instant because we dont allow each
other room to respond when unexpected things happen. If you dont
get it right in the heat of the moment, make sure you go back and salvage
the situation. Were all human. We just want to feel loved, respected and
honored. And really, the above situation is hilarious. Um, as long as its
happening to someone else.
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Top l0 funniest facebook fan pages: I was
bIown away when i reaIised the word ok is
a side ways person
Thursday, January 28, 20l0
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
Guest Post by 3ake from YourBestWeekend.com
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I love facebook. I love how it lets me connect with my friends around the
world. I love how it lets me communicate with my entire social circle at
once. I love how it keeps me up-to-date on the pulse of society.
I love how weird it is.
The fan page application lets facebook users pledge allegiance to politi-
cians, celebrities, and pop culture icons. But it has evolved into something
more than that. Facebook users can now use it to show their support for the
little things in life. My choices arent the most intellectually challenging
fan pages, but theyre definitely the most entertaining.
1) I check behind the shower curtain for murderers when i go into the
bathroom
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Fans: 437,403
In my parents old farmhouse, the bathroomhad two doors and I was always
afraid that an axe murderer would sneak into the shower and wait for me. I
would ninja into bathroom and use the plunger to peek through the shower
curtain. There was never a serial killer, but I knew he was just lulling me
into a false sense of security.
Embarrassing fact #1: Im a college graduate and I still do this.
2) I survived Y2K, Bird Flu, Mad Cow, 9/11 and Swine Flu. 2012,
Here I Come!
Fans: 1,674,964
I have a personal connection to this one. I cant give blood because I lived
in England during the Mad Cow scare and I was bedridden by Swine Flu
last fall. My ability to survive global pandemics is highly developed and I
say to 2012 and Roland Emmerich, Bring it on! If the myths turn out to
be true, of course, this fan page is going to look pretty dumb.
3) I was blown away when i realised the word OK is a side ways
person.
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ok is actually a sideways person
Fans: 688,163
Im not going to lie, this one rocked my socks. I love noticing the quirky
little things (like the FedEx arrow or the sexual innuendos in old Disney
movies). Think about it every time your friend texts you or emails you
and uses the word OK, youre going to see the stick figure and smile.
Whats not to love about that?
4) I dont sleep enough because I stay up late for no reason
Fans: 3,870,833
I worked my way through college in my last semester, I worked a full-time
job and took eighteen credits. I had precious little free time and I needed to
spend every spare minute on work or academics. But I still stayed up late
every night watching YouTube videos and chatting on Facebook. Why?
Because it was more fun than sleeping. I paid for it, of course, at 4 a.m.
when my alarm clock woke me up for another day of work.
S) The Pittsburgh Steelers Losing
Fans: 34,233
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I dont watch professional sports, but I had to laugh at this one. I live in
Baltimore and everyone I know is either a Ravens fan (i.e., hates anything
to do with Pittsburgh) or a Steelers fan (i.e., hates anything purple or Edgar
Allan Poe related). My dad is from Pennsylvania and my mom is from
Maryland. Every get-together in the fall is a bipartite splash of purple and
orange jerseys. Arguments start. Words fly. Voices rise. Its glorious and
hilarious, because Im always the one in the middle saying, Wait, is it still
football season? This fan page is a testament to the adoration of sports fans
everywhere because who doesnt like hating something?
Embarrassing fact #2: I dont know what teams are playing in the Super-
bowl this year, nor do I know who won last year.
6) Texting the person next to you stuff you cant say out loud
Fans: 3,006,342
I say everything out loud (even when it gets me into trouble), so I cant
relate to this one as well. But I love to watch my friends text each other
when theyre standing side-by-side. And they arent alone over three mil-
lion members of the general public apparently do the same thing. So every
time you see someone on their phone in public, just assume theyre texting
something about you.
7) Pretending to Text in Awkward Situations
Fans: 3,376,130
Another texting page! If the popularity of fan pages is an indication of their
importance in our culture, then text messaging plays a disproportionately
large role in everyday life. Our phones have become our social crutch we
use it to make situations less awkward, to avoid meeting new people, and
to live life within our comfort zone. In other words, doing this is lame.
I Wish Music Played During Epic Moments of My Life and Not
3ust in Movies.
Fans: 2,030,682
I love this page like I love banana pudding and Kahlil Gibran. When I
bought my first iPod, I uploaded the Rocky theme song and went running
through the city. I listened to the Jaws theme song at the beach. I put on
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classical music while stargazing on the side of a mountain. My life is awe-
some, but itd be so much more badass if I had an orchestra following my
every step.
9) Ugh I know what I wanna say. I just cant explain it.
Fans: 313,932
It seems like the facebook culture is defined by social awkwardness and the
inability to interact properly with other human beings. It took less than a
month for this page to grow to 300,000 fans. If it hits one million, Im
going to write an article on why people need to stop being awkward and
just be themselves.
10) Waking up in the night, and then realizing you still have hours to
sleep.
Fans: 1,089,906
I cant sleep! Am I the only one who cant see that OK is a sideways per-
son?
Okay, facebook isnt just defined by awkwardness we all love sleep as
well. But according to at least one facebook fan page, we stay up too late
and wake up too early. Nowwe face a critical decision in our daily lives: do
we go back to bed for a few hours or do we use these new hours to get more
accomplished? Or we could spend the hours surfing the funniest fan pages
on facebook and learning more about our own quirky online culture.
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He welcomes your comments and asks that you share the junny jan paqes
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The comment box is located on the right-hand side of this post about
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For the socially awkward, facebook is the perfect venue to try out being
funny, flirtatious or to continue being quiet. Lurking on your computer,
peering into other peoples albums and sharing their daily goings-on in the
privacy of your cozy nest.
Would you call being socially awkward a flaw? Not on facebook.
Those of us who are more verbal are always in search of an audience. Were
a perfect match! Please find us funny and interesting. Well love you for
it.
As youre read through Jakes funniest fan page selections, have you de-
cided which pages to join?
Time to step up and make a move. What are you waiting for? 3oin
some newfan pages and meet thousands of newpeople without having
to say a word!
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What the OId BuII Can Teach Us About
HeaIthy Aging: How to Stay Young from
the inside out
Sunday, January 3l, 20l0
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Welcome to the January 31, 2010 edition of staying young from the inside
out. This week Neil from Down Under shares his interesting insights as
to what we can learn from the Old Bull about aging and being happy as
we live longer, healthier lives. His informative article appears below the
following list of links to articles focused on helping us to stay healthy.
Since well be living longer lives, well need to stretch our money further.
Have a look at SVBs and TSWs selections on 12 ways to stay fit and
healthy and several different ways to exercise for cheap.
fitness
SVB presents 12 Cheap Ways To Keep Fit And Stay Healthy posted at The
Digerati Life, saying, Thanks!
TSW presents Ways To Exercise For Cheap posted at The Smarter Wal-
let.
debergerac78 presents My Cooking Journey Begins posted at Albertsons
Wellbeing, saying, Together with Albertsons nutritionist Heidi Diller, an
everyday woman tries some smart substitution of ingredients when it comes
to cooking a side dish or preparing a salad. Paste this list up in your kitchen
so you can try it!
Mary 3ones presents 30 Foods Every Pregnant Woman Should Eat posted
at Phlebotomy Technician Schools.
humor
Madeleine Begun Kane presents How To Plan A Trip (Humorous How-
To) posted at Mad Kanes Humor Blog.
stay young from the inside out
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DeMarcus presents Teaching Kids to Manage Anger posted at Self Im-
provement Articles.
Khan Ben presents Extreme Eyes Liner 8 Color Tips For All Ages posted
at Women Weblog.
Submit your blog article to the next edition of staying young from the
inside out using our carnival submission form. Past posts can be found on
our blog carnival index page.
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What the Old Bull Can Teach Us About Healthy Aging
By Dr Neil Flanagan
Remember the young bull and the old bull joke that was doing the rounds
back in the days when you thought you were bulletproof? The two bulls
were casting their eyes from afar over some very attractive heifers. The
young bull said to the old bull, Lets race down there and make love to a
few of those heifers. The old bull advised, Steady on. Lets saunter down
and make love to all of them.
In his wisdom, the old bull realized that there was no need to hurry, just
take things easy, theres plenty of time.
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The old bulls wisdom can be applied to what we know about aging
and the aging process. If youve reached fifty, the chances are pretty good
that youll make it to your mid-eighties, and, thanks to medical advances
and what we continue to learn about the power of attitude, beliefs, and the
different kinds of fitness (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual), by the
time we get to the mid-eighties, that number will have increased further. If
we follow the advice of the old bull and slow down, we may reach a stage
when we actually die of old age (instead of accidents and ailments).
This is not to say, of course, that people want to live for ever. The mythical
Tithonas, finding that immortality wasnt everything it was cracked up to be,
begged the goddess Aurora to release himfromhis immortality. And during
his travels, Gulliver discovered that the one thing the immortal Struldbrugs
desired most was to die of old age.
In Australia, people are living longer. In 2003, 2300 centenarians re-
ceived letters of congratulations from the Queen. And that number is dou-
bling every 7-10 years. Or, if you prefer, longevity is increasing at about
3 months a year. Increasing numbers of people will live beyond a hundred
(if they want to), and the chances are pretty good that you could be one of
them.
In the blink of an eye, 60 years is fast becoming the new middle-age.
The big issue will be the quality of life during the extra years. More than
2,000 years ago, the philosopher Seneca observed that longevity without
life quality was a waste of time. According to my research in writing my
new book BLINK! Tne SpeeJ o[ Li[e (How ro oJJ yeors ro your li[e onJ
li[e ro your yeors) slowing down needs to be accompanied by three essen-
tial conditions-to love and be loved, to have something to do, and to have
something to look forward to.
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Sorry girls! Ive had a lovely time, but Penelopes waiting for me at
home.
Loving and being loved is more than following ones instincts as the old
bull did. Building and maintaining friendships and relationships are key
activities. Aristotle considered building friendships the highest goal for hu-
mankind. Albert Schweitzer summarized the important function of every-
day relationships when he said: In everyones life at some time, our inner
fire goes out. It is then reignited by an encounter with another human be-
ing.
Always having something to do requires staying active. In his poem
Ulysses, Tennyson tells the story of Ulysses return from the Trojan War
and his odyssey. Tennyson describes how Ulysses surveyed his kingdom of
Ithaca including his ship lying idle in the harbor and realized that there
was nothing to keep him at home. His son, Telemachus, was a ready-made
successor. There was a world waiting to be explored, so Ulysses resolved
to set out and sail beyond the sunset. Ulysses was the Grey Nomad of his
era.
Always having something to look forward to is the essence of motiva-
tion.
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Penelope waiting for Ulysses
One the best examples of the need to have something to look forward to
was experienced by holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl, who found that the
key motivation for his (and others) survival was the need to have something
to look forward to. For Frankl that something was to be reunited with his
wife (although Frankl did not know it at the time, she had already perished
in the gas chambers) and to resume his life as a psychiatrist. Others looked
forward to the meal they would enjoy on release. Those who had nothing
to look forward to acknowledged the hopelessness of their situation and
smoked the cigarette they had been saving for their final moments.
The old bull got it partly right. Satisfaction can be achieved by slow-
ing down. An essential ingredient, however, is ensuring quality of life.
Longevity without life quality is a waste. The good news is that adding
years to our lives and life to our years is well within our grasp.
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Your Power to Assist by Sending a SingIe
Thought: Random Acts of Kick Arse
Tuesday, February 2, 20l0
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
wherever two people are gathered in His name,
there is love
This months Random Acts of Kick Arse (RAOKA) theme is Grati-
tude.
When horrific tragedies occur, like the earthquake in Haiti, I wonder why
did this happen? What possible function could something like this serve?
Why doesnt God manage the world better so things like this dont hap-
pen?
It occurred to me recently that if its true that God works in mysterious ways,
then maybe there is a method to his madness. What if tragedy strikes to
make us stop our daily goings-on?
Stop to focus love, attention, caring and real assistance all at once, all
together on one person, one place, one event, one group of people.
When tragedy strikes, we collectively open our hearts and feel pain for our-
selves and for others. Maybe what were experiencing is one gigantic heal-
ing event.
I wonder. If we felt like that more often towards each othermaybe thered
be less arguments, less crime, less heart-break and less man-made tragedies.
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We can start there. Would it help to prevent natural disastershow would
we know?
Gratitude
The following video recounting a tragedy that occurred for the Ukrainian
people during WWII made me feel grateful to be part of the human race.
Were not alone. Watch and allowyour heart to open and connect with other
people. No matter how or where tragedy strikes, we all experience it the
same way. Confusion, despair, frustrationwhat if just by watching this
video, your heart joined with anothers and anothers and connected
to a huge cloud of LOVE. Thats gotta be a good thing. Try it8.3 min-
utesthis video is worth thatand you are too.
I dont know if God would call it RAOKA, but He probably would un-
derstand what I mean.
Kseniya Simonova is a Ukrainian artist who just won Ukraines version of
Americos Gor Tolenr. She uses a giant light box, dramatic music, imag-
ination and sand painting skills to interpret Germanys invasion and oc-
cupation of Ukraine during WWII.
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RAOKA defined
Random Acts of Kick Arse or RAOKA is a movement led by Sami
from lifelaughsandlemmings. Samis Australian thats why she says
arse instead of ass, in case youre wondering.
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Definition: Kick Arse (Oz) or kick ass (Yank)
- having a strong effect on someone or something, forceful, powerful
- exceptionally good, spectacular, impressive, etc.
3anuary Theme:Gratitude
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Its always a good time to look about and find people and things to be grate-
ful for. Be especially grateful for anything that has you feel love and be
gentle with yourself and others.
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Comments are always appreciated. Please share your thoughts!
The Comment Box is located halfway down the page in the right hand
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Why CheryI, the Ninja Warrior GirI, Doesnt
Have a Boyfriend
Friday, February 5, 20l0
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
photo credit theage
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It might be because the fighter girl in me
identifies very strongly with:
Xena the Warrior Princess
Ninja Girl
Trinity, from rne Morrix, Your men are already dead, says Mr. Ander-
son.
Cat Woman
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female fighters from Strikeforce like Gina Carano, for instance
Or maybe its because I misread signals
Les Dangereux on Vimeo.
Or maybe its because I havent found someone
who can handle my gustoyet
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Loyal Readers: you know how much I love martial arts.
This week, my training schedule has had to be adjusted to include wrestling
yes, wrestling class. I tried it a couple of times before committing to it
this week once a week on Thursdays.
Unusual for a girl? Well, yes, I think so too. Yes, Im the only girl in
our class, but Little Benny assures me that there are other women who
wrestle in the world. I believe him.
Its a very intense workout. I find myself getting tired half-way
through. Not to mention that I already trained Jiu Jitsu for an hour right
before wrestling class.
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Is not having a boyfriend a flaw?
Or is it like Lady Gaga says in her song, Telephone,
Im kinda busy.
Talk to me! Leave some good comments. Comment box is on the right
hand side of this post half-way down the page.
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Are You Creative, Fun and Interesting?
How to Stay Young from the inside out
Sunday, February 7, 20l0
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Welcome to the February 7, 2010 edition of staying young from the inside
out.
Mixed in with the mundane, we have to find things that are creative, fun
and interesting to do. We feel needed, happy and alive when were con-
necting with other people whilst working on a project or joining in with
some fun activity.
Wilma Mae gives us a peek into a happy adventure she shared with her
family building a cabin. Her story begins just below this weeks list of in-
teresting posts from around the web. Madeline treats us with two different
funny posts this week. One ahead of time for Valentines Day and the other
to help plan a creative, fun and interesting (road) trip.
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stay young from the inside out
Miche presents To Really Think Outside the Box, Think Like a Kid!
posted at Serenity Hacker, saying, As adults, our thinking gets stuck in
the box. Kids think differently than we do they dont approach things
as problems, but we, too, can remember how to think like a kid once
again!
Dan Stelter presents The Anxiety Support Network Creating a Purpose
Driven Life posted at Anxiety Support Network Anxiety Recovery Blog,
saying, This article will inspires you to do more and find out what your
passion in life really is, so that you never feel as though you are working
another day in your life!
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Live To Inspire presents Why We All Need To Laugh More posted at
Live To Inspire.
expertise
3an Ferrante presents My Simple Goal Setting Plan posted at Queen of
KAOS at Home, saying, Identifying what you REALLY want to do, what
makes you tick, can set the clock back decades if youve been putting
yourself on the back burner for too long. Today is a good day to start.
Emily Moser presents 100 Healthy Remedies That Are Right In Your
Home posted at Pharmacy Technician Certification.
Emily Moser presents 101 Blog Posts Every New Nurse Should Read
posted at Nurse Practitioner Schools.
GreatManagement presents Mastering Public Speaking When Should
We Allow Questions? posted at GreatManagement Blog, saying, When
mastering public speaking this question often arises: When do I allow
questions?
Roxanne Mcann presents You can soon expect full body scanners when
traveling by commercial air. posted at XRAY Technician Training.
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Honeypurple presents 10 Things You Should Know About Your Aging
Brain posted at Associate Degree Facts and Information.
fitness
Steve Faber presents Belly Fat Loser How to Lose Weight 4 Simple
Things You Can Do to Drop Those Extra Pounds posted at Belly Fat
Loser, saying, You know, not everything you do to lose weight has to
bring you to tears.
Edwin Casimero presents High Fat Raw Paleo Diet to Lose Weight, Gain
Health and Gain Beauty posted at My Family Health Blog.
Sarah Scribe presents Muscle Building at Home: Six Simple Exercises to
Create a Leaner and More Muscular You posted at Healthy Revelations
Blog.
humor
Madeleine Begun Kane presents How To Plan A Trip (Humorous
How-To) posted at Mad Kanes Humor Blog.
Madeleine Begun Kane presents A Valiant Guys Guide To Valentines
Day posted at Mad Kanes Humor Blog.
Submit your blog article to the next edition of staying young from the
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How I Keep My Life Interesting
By Wilma Mae Miller
I have been struggling with what to do as I slowed down in my mature
years.
My mind said You have to do something fun and worthwhile.
My body said Wait a minute. You need to slow down and take it easy.
Well, my son Dan, and I came up with an idea that is perfect for me!
the 37 Shasta
We had bought an acreage and had a extremely difficult time getting a build-
ing permit. I had purchased a travel trailer so I could live on the land and
keep an eye out on what was really happening out there, as we had a lot of
trespassors and some problems with vandalism.
When my daughter and grandson were coming back to help clear brush
and landscape, we realized that the travel trailor was not going to be large
enough for the extra people, so we built a cabin, which had to be portable,
because of not being able to obtain that blasted Building Permit.
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It was a lot of fun building that cabin! And after so many compliments
on it, we decided that maybe we should build more and make the cabins
into a subdivision of our Construction Company.
Can you imagine the fun and creativity that I put into the floor plan
and the shopping for the interior of the cabins?
It was like building a little doll house. What kind of light fixtures should
I use? How small could we make the bathroom and still be functional?
Should I have a bar in the kitchen, or just a small table? Should it be a
Murphy Bed, or a Sofa Bed? Should there be a loft, or not? What would be
the best Stain to use on the Wood finish? Do we carpet the Living Area?
The basic construction was very simple, as we were very familiar with how
to build sound structures. The fun was in the shopping for all of the interior,
and making a game out of how to do a fantastic design interior and do it
without spending an arm and a leg.
Now, I believe that I will build a small scale cabin on wheels, and will go
on the road to not only display the cabins, but also will give a great reason
to travel around the United States.
You may be able to tell from this article, that I always have to have an
reason for having fun. I cant just go have fun!
Wouldnt it be great if you saw the cabin going down the road this sum-
mer, and we had a chance to meet each other?
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Maybe you will be able to come up with an idea of something you have
been doing, and put a different spin on it and come up with a new business
venture that is appropriate for your new lifestyle.
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Texting during a meaI is just wrong! Stop
checking your phone every 2 minutes!
Tuesday, February 9, 20l0
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
Guest Post by Krizia from eatsmartagesmart
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Stop Checking Your Phone Every 2 Minutes!
phone checking while playing chess
Ok, Ill admit to not being a fan of texting. It takes me forever to type a
message because I text like a three year old. Perhaps, Ive not taken up tex-
ting all that much because I spend half of my life typing for either features
that appear on my site or responding to hundreds of emails a day.
If I need to text that much information to a friend from my mobile
phone, Id rather dial the number and leave a message.
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I know Im part of a small majority of people, but texting is just not my
thing.
Another reason why Im not a big fan of texting is because
I find that people are glued to their phones and will check their phone or
smart phone every two minutes to see if anyone sent them a message.
Maybe I could understand if these people were at the head of important
companies or if they were high-powered trial lawyers or a researcher work-
ing on a new vaccine to save the world or a surgeon waiting on results for
a patient.
I could definitely understand if the information was time-sensitive or life-
threatening, but most times people are texting about mundane chatter.
Bad Manners
Im texting for help with my chess strategy be with you in a jiffy
What drives me truly crazy is how the mobile phone and smart phone
are now injecting bad manners in our society.
How many times have I been at a business meeting or having coffee with
a business associate just to see them look down at their phone every 30
seconds to see if they have a new message?
How many times has someone said: just wait a minute, Im going to an-
swer this quickly it will be two seconds?.
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When theyre done with the message, they usually have lost their train of
thought and have no clue what we were talking about. You cannot imagine
how this irritates me to no end.
People are now bringing their phones to the dinner table and texting while
eating or while talking to their partner or their children.
Its gotten so out of hand that some spouses are demanding that the other
spouse have 60 minutes a day (at the dinner time) that is text-free!
I doubt that most messages that are texted at the dinner table cannot wait 60
minutes.
Distractions
I knew this one female show host who had said that she refused to get a
smart phone (even if the station had begged her) because she didnt want
her show manager to reach her at all times of the day to ask questions that
could be addressed during the Monday morning meetings. She wanted that
break that freedom. Im very much like she is I dont want to be
available 24/7.
Id like to say its a generational thing and its a problem limited to
Generation Y and Generation Z, but nope, Baby Boomers and Gener-
ationXers are as bad and its not a gender-based problem since many
women are addicted to texting as well.
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I think a lot of people in North America have forgotten what its like not to
have access to telecommunication 24/7.
I can just picture the dinner time at most homes: the TV is blaring in the
background, the kids are acting up because peas are vegetables and they
dont like peas and one partner is mindlessly texting and disconnecting from
everything around him/her.
Since people tend to eat more when they are not conscious about what they
are eating while double tasking, could texting become another reason to
prevent people from enjoying the simple act of eating?
I personally think that texting while having a conversation with some-
one, having coffee or during a meal at the restaurant or at the dinner
table is extremely rude and devalues the importance you give to that
person sitting across from you.
Am I the only one or do you also think that
texting at the dinner table is rude?
The comment box is located on the right-hand side of this post about
half-way down the page.
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Ok, Ill admit to not being a fan of texting because it takes me forever to
type a message because I text like a three year old. Perhaps, Ive not taken
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up texting all that much because I spend half of my life typing for either
features that appear on my site or responding to hundreds of emails a day.
If I need to text that much information to a friend from my mobile phone,
Id rather dial the number and leave a message.
I know Im part of a small majority of people, but texting is just not my
thing.
I also think that another reason why Im not a big fan of texting is because
I find that people are glued to their phones and will check their phone or
smart phone every two minutes to see if anyone sent them a message. I
could understand if these people were at the head of important companies,
or if they were high-powered trial lawyers, or a researcher working on a
new vaccine to save the world, or a surgeon waiting on results for a patient.
I could understand if the information was time-sensitive or life-threatening,
but most times people are texting about mundane chatter.
What drives me truly crazy is how the mobile phone and smart phone are
now injecting bad manners in our society.
How many times have I been at a business meeting or having coffee with
a business associates just to see them look down at their phone every 30
seconds to see if they have a new message? How many times has someone
said: just wait a minute, Im going to answer this quickly it will be two
seconds?. When they are done with the message, they usually have lost
their train of thought and have no clue what we were talking about. You
cannot imagine how this irritates me to no end.
People are now bringing their phones to the dinner table and texting while
eating or while talking to their partner or their children.
Its gotten so out of hand that some spouses are demanding that the other
spouse have 60 minutes a day (at the dinner time) that is text-free!
I doubt that most messages that are texted at the dinner table cannot wait 60
minutes.
I knew this one female show host who had said that she refused to get a
smart phone (even if the station had begged her) because she didnt want
her show manager to reach her at all times of the day to ask questions that
could be addressed during the Monday morning meetings. She wanted that
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break that freedom. Im very much like she is I dont want to be
available 24/7.
Id like to say its a generational thing and its a problem limited to Genera-
tion Y and Generation Z, but nope, Baby Boomers and GenerationXers are
as bad and its not a gender-based problem since many women are addicted
to texting as well.
I think a lot of people in North America have forgotten what its like not to
have access to telecommunication 24/7. I can just picture the dinner time
at most homes: the TV is blaring in the background, the kids are acting
up because peas are vegetables and they dont like peas and one partner is
mindlessly texting and disconnecting from everything around him/her.
Since people tend to eat more when they are not conscious about what they
are eating while double tasking, could texting become other reason that pre-
vents people from enjoying the simple act of eating?
I personally think that texting while having a conversation with someone,
having coffee or during a meal at the restaurant or at the dinner table is
extremely rude and devalues the importance you give to that person sitting
across from you.
Am I the only one or do you also think that texting at the dinner table is
rude?
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sharing chocoIate covered strawberries on
VaIentines Day: juicy, sweet and deIicious
Friday, February l2, 20l0
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
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Chocolate Covered Strawberries
A Delicious Combination!
By Colleen Maguire
The dipping of lush red strawberries into chocolate for the making of dif-
ferent types of desserts has been a common practice for many years.
As a matter of fact, no one can quite recall when this tempting dish was
first created. However, the idea of mixing sweet and tart has led to this
dish becoming a particular favorite of many people!
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Since fruits are our top vitamin providers, dipping different fruits into
chocolate has become a favorite method of creating a healthy, scrumptious
dessert!
The different types of fruits that can be covered with chocolate are: ap-
ples, apricots, cherries, strawberries, peaches, grapes, and a variety of other
tropical fruits. In todays world, strange and exotic tasting
chocolates are favored more than the normal chocolate bars.
In fact, different chocolates are being tried out and released into the market
every year, with claims of exotic tastes to tempt the jaded palate! Bear-
ing this in mind, the makers of chocolate covered strawberries create new
recipes, with a special flair used to bring out the tart sweetness of the berry,
mixed with the melting scrumptiousness of the chocolate covering!
In some countries, chocolate covered strawberries are created using
dried strawberries. Although these do taste wonderful, there is nothing
quite like the taste of freshness! If youre ever on a tour to Malaysia, make
sure you visit their chocolate industry. While the actual chocolate is rather
standard, the fruits that are dipped in it are so varied, it boggles the mind!
However, you ought to be prepared for dry, tart and spicy!
So where was this art of making chocolate dipped strawberries first born?
Although it isnt exactly known, there are some wild theories that this prac-
tice first began with the Sultans in the Arab World. However, consid-
ering the fact that strawberries seem to be found mostly in wet climes, this
theory doesnt seem to be valid!
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Chocolate covered strawberries are a treat in any season and more so
when theyre out of season!
When creating this wonderful dish, make sure that youve got the freshest
strawberries in the market! Perfectly ripened ones have a taste thats out
of this world, but ensure that there are no stragglers with green on them, or
you might just be serving more tartness than sweetness!
What you need to create this wonderful dessert
30-40 fresh, ripe strawberries (with the green stalks cut off)
230 g of Chocolate chips or your favorite chocolate bar whether dark or
milk chocolate
Approx. 40 thin skewers of bamboo
How to make chocolate dipped strawberries:
First of all, wash the strawberries with warm water, to remove any dirt and
germs. Let them dry out gently, but completely, or the chocolate wont
take.
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Place the chocolate chips or favorite chocolate bars in a small pan. Take a
larger pan, and add some water, and then put it to boil.
Cover the smaller pan containing the chocolate to prevent any moisture
from mixing with the chocolate, since this may cause it to seize. Place
the smaller pan atop the larger one, but not so that the water from the larger
one overlaps the smaller pan.
Alternatively, just place the chocolate chips or chocolate bars in a glass
bowl, cover and use the microwave to melt it. A minute should be
enough!
After the chocolate has melted, place each strawberry onto a skewer, and
then dip into the melted chocolate. While removing the strawberry, rotate
the skewer to form swirling patterns as well as to cover any nooks left with
chocolate.
Turn the strawberry upwards by inverting your hand to let the chocolate
settle with an extra bite at the tip!
Place the dipped strawberries on absorbent paper after the chocolate has
hardened slightly.
And youre done!
For the ultimate chocolate sensation, chocolate dipped strawberries should
be eaten the same day that theyre dipped, for the ultimate decadent delight!
Storing these in the fridge is done, but not advised since the chocolate may
firm up in a haphazard manner.
Chocolate covered strawberries can be served as an elaborate dessert,
normally set within a silvered tray, and eaten with a chilled glass of
red! However, having chocolate dipped chocolates for high teas or dur-
ing breakfast is also a wonderful idea (even if it isnt mother recom-
mended)!
Ordering chocolate dipped strawberries is best done online, or from a deli-
catessen closest to you!
Colleen Maguire
Writer, Traveler and Chocolate Lover
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Juicy strawberries! What a wonderful way to think of fruit on Valentines
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else available to enjoy your strawberries with you?
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I used to think that not having a boyfriend / husband on V-Day was the end
of the world. A serious FLAW!
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of my life.
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Whats the best way to make someone feeI
Ioved?
Sunday, February l4, 20l0
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Welcome to the February 14, 2010 edition of sroyinq younq
[rom rne insiJe our. This week we are pleased to present
Annabel Candy (great name for Valentines day) with her
thoughts on Dr. Gary Chapmans book, rne 5 Love Lonquoqes.

The book explains that everyone has different ways of know-


ing that theyre loved. Obviously, we all need to feel loved,
but if everyone experiences that in different ways, how can we
know what the best way to show them we love them is?

Annabels post entitled, Love is in the air. Or is it? - is just


below the following list of interesting blog posts from around
the blogosphere. Explore this list! Youre bound to find some-
thing you didnt know you were looking for.
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expertise
Beginner Cycling presents Tips for Buying a Beginner Road
Bike posted at Beginner Cycling, saying, Road bikes are a
great way to exercise heres how to buy your first one.
GreatManagement presents Seven of the Best Methods for
List Building posted at We Build Your Blog, saying, A list
of contacts is one of the most important things a blogger can
have. If youre serious about making money online, you need
to learn how to build a list the right way.
fitness
Aparna presents Giveaway: Win Aminogenesis Tripeptinon
8 Phyto-C Eye Return Gel posted at Beauty and Personal
Grooming, saying, Persons doing Kapalabhati will be inhal-
ing a good amount of oxygen which purifies the blood and in
turn strengthens the nervous and brain centres. It also gives
good massage to the internal abdominal organs. Incorporating
Anulom Vilom Pranayam and Kapalabhati breathing exercises
in your daily exercise regimen not only cures chronic diseases
but also strengthens your immune system, thus, warding off
many diseases. Those suffering from diabetes, cardiovascular
diseases, obstinate skin diseases, high blood pressure, obesity,
chronic depression, constipation, flatulence, menstrual prob-
lems, kidney diseases, respiratory problems, allergies, sinus
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etc. have benefited tremendously from a regular practice of
Kapalabhati pranayam.
SVB presents The Cost of Being Overweight posted at The Di-
gerati Life, saying, Thanks!
S 3eevan presents Alcohol And Body Fat Ask The Fat Loss
Expert Tom Venuto posted at Wealth and Wellness Blog.
Mary 3ones presents 30 Scary Food facts you need to Know
posted at Forensic Science Technician.
Dr. Armughan presents Menopause and High blood pressure
posted at High Blood Pressure Symptoms Treatment Diet.
Emily Moser presents Top 10 Medical Movies of all Time
posted at Nurse Practitioner Schools.
humor
Madeleine Begun Kane presents How To Muck Up Gift-
Giving posted at Mad Kanes Humor Blog.
Madeleine Begun Kane presents Valentines Day Verse
posted at Mad Kanes Humor Blog.
relationships
Persha presents On Being Dumped: Dont Cry Over Someone
Who Wont Cry Over You posted at Dumped Days.
Lisa Taylor presents 40 Truly Amazing Facts About Babies
posted at Online Nurse Practitioner Schools.
Tod presents Balancing Between Success and Failure posted at
ABlog by Tod, saying, An exploration of the nature of success
and failure. Dont wind up tired, old, and bitter. Learn to take
risks and move forward.
stay young from the inside out
lisa viger presents February 7, 2010 posted at Raw on $10 a
Day (or Less!), saying, Raw, living foods Valentines Day
menu with recipes $10 a Day, or less. Rawkeeps you young,
from the inside out.
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anto.patterson presents Frizzy Hair: The Battle Never Dies!
posted at HelloMissPatterson.
anto.patterson presents Favourite Beauty Fix: Have some
ME time posted at HelloMissPatterson.
Mystery Person presents How to Design an Anti Aging Skin
Care Routine for Middle Aged People j eHow.com posted at
FaithAllen, saying, Stay younger looking through a good anti
aging skin care routine.
Lisa Taylor presents 36 Healthy 8 Natural hacks you should
be using in the Kitchen posted at MRI Technician Schools.
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Heres A Fast Way To Improve Your Relationships
Love is in the air. Or is it?
guest post by Annabel Candy
from getinthehotspot.com
Whether you think Valentines Days a load of commercial clap
trap, designed purely to get you to spend your hard earned
money on love tokens or a romantic way to tell your loved ones
you care, it does serve as a useful reminder to think about love.
The annual love fest on February 14th is eagerly anticipated by
many young lovers, while other people hate it and some of us
barely give it a passing thought.
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My husband falls into the latter category and Imnot much bet-
ter I usually scrawl him a quick love poem at the last minute
and present it on a dog-eared bit of paper torn from one of the
kids exercise books. Sadly, this routine leaves us both unim-
pressed but read on to discover how to bridge the gulf be-
tween loving someone and actually making them feel loved.
Its quick, easy and surprisingly effective because improving
your personal relationships can be as simple as finding out the
best way to make someone feel loved. Best of all, with a lit-
tle creativity and forward thinking, you can use these ideas to
improve your relationships with friends, colleagues, kids and
family, not just with your partner in romance.
Often expressing your love is hard
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In the States, I know that some parents send Valentines Day
cards to their kids and vice versa where as in the UK, New
Zealand and Australia the concept is confined purely to roman-
tic love. I spent a lot of time with North Americans in Costa
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Rica and noticed that on Valentines Day some of them even
posted messages of love to their platonic friends on facebook.
One good friend held a Valentines Day family party where all
the kids made crafty stuff with hearts.
I embrace this free flow of love but sadly it doesnt come as
easily for most Brits. (Please remember that although I live
in Australia and have a New Zealand passport. I was born and
raised in the UK.)
My lovely north American girl friends in Costa Rica often told
me they loved me or my family enthusing: We love you
guys!
This was awkward for my husband and me at first. Being
British, we dont even tell our closest family that we love them,
let alone friends. Still, I soon got into the flowof it and became
quite adept at telling people I love them, even if they werent
related by blood or marriage. Telling someone you love them
and hearing that someone loves you is pretty special and
its not something we can hear too often. But there are other
great ways to show people you care.
Whats the best way to make someone feel loved?
Theres no simple answer to that but by the end of this article
youll have a few guidelines.
Have you heard of the five languages of love? They were
noted by Dr. Gary Chapman, in his book, Tne Five Love Lon-
quoqes, published in 1992 and on the New York Times best-
seller list for over two years, you can buy it on Amazon.
But if you dont have time to read it or cant get hold of it imme-
diately, heres a cheat sheet. I read Tne Five Love Lonquoqes
o[ CnilJren by Chapman and Ross Campbell years ago and it
made a lasting impression. I think the basic principles and the
love languages are the same for adults and children.
Understanding the love languages can improve personal re-
lationships
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Youll be able to show people you care about them in the way
that means the most for them.
You wont waste time trying to tell them you love them in a
way that leaves them cold.
It makes sense to me that some of us have different ways of
showing their love. Some husbands buy gifts for their wives.
Some kids pick flowers for their mums. Some adult children
take their dad to see the big game. Some friends give each other
a massage. Theyre all valid ways to show you care but there
is one problem.
If you dont actually say I love you, then will the loved
one know you care?
The book explains that everyone has different ways of knowing
that theyre loved. Obviously we all need to feel loved, but if
everyone experiences that in different ways how can we know
what the best way to show them we love them is?
The Five Languages of Love
The answer is to know and understand the five languages of
love and tailor how you show love to suit different people.
For example, my oldest childs love language is gifts. So I can
tell him I love him and hug him daily. I can hang out with him
at the skate park and help him with his homework but he wont
really feel loved until I give him a gift.
The five languages of love are:
Words Actually telling someone you love them.
Touch For example, a hug, kiss or a foot rub.
Gifts Giving them something they desire.
Time Spending quality time with someone
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Favors Performing an act of service them.
How do you work out what someone elses love language is?
There are two main choices:
1. Just ask them.
2. Watch how they show other people they love them as that probably holds
clues to their love language.
Whats Your Love Language?
In case youre wondering, my love language is favors. When someone does
an act of service for me I know they really care about me and Ill definitely
return the favor. If you want to let me know you love me this Valentines
Day, the best way to do it is Stumble, Tweet or Digg this post using the
buttons at the top of the page!
As for my husband, hopefully hell make me lunch. And Ill be giving him
a big hug.
Whats your love language and whats the best way for someone to show
they care about you?
We look forward to hearing your comments the comment box is half-
way down on the right-hand side of this post.
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How boxing and martiaI arts Ianded me on
the cover of 50 AthIetes Over 50 Teach Us
to Live a Strong, HeaIthy Life
Tuesday, February l6, 20l0
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Cheryl Ragsdale with boxing gloves photo by Nancy Carbonaro
S0 Athletes Over S0
Krizia from eatsmartagesmart interviewed me about my love for the sport
of boxing.
In this 40 minute podcast, we discuss how I got started in such an unusual
sport, how I fit training into my life and what Ive learned from being in-
volved with boxing.
To listen to the interview, click fitness boxing for women interview2/4/2020
eatsmartagesmart
I started my training back in May of 2007 with 3immy Farrell. Jimmy
introduced me to boxing. I will be forever grateful to him for giving me
such a fabulous gift. Its so strange to think that if I hadnt stopped to
have that initial conversation with him, I wouldnt be training in martial arts
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today. Ive continued my boxing training at Peter Welchs F-1S Boxing
Training Center in Boston since then.
Cheryl Ragsdale practicing my fight face
And because I am training in martial arts,
heres something else that Im doing!
Don MGrath, the author of S0 Athletes Over S0 Teach Us to Live a
Strong, Healthy Life
has chosen to include me in his new book and to place my photo on the
cover!
Thats me, second from the left, wearing my fight face and a bandana.
click the link for more information!
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S0 Athletes Over S0: book description
What does it take to continue to participate in athletic activities and
regular exercise later in life?
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Howdoes it differ frommanaging these activities when you are in your 20s
or 30s?
Do you wonder if, or when, you have to give up your physical activities?
You will be intrigued and inspired by the answers to these questions from
Don McGraths book about 30 interviews of athletic people over 30 years
old.
True stories from his spectacular interviewees will inspire you like no oth-
ers. Many of McGraths subjects never imagined that they would be
role models for exercise and good health. Still, by applying a common
set of characteristics, they have broken remarkable mental and physical bar-
riers to succeed.
Peek into the lives of:
Linda Quirk who ran seven marathons on seven continents at age 33, and
in 2010 plans to run across four of the worlds largest deserts,
Sandy Scott, 69, who broke a vertebrae at age 63 and four years later won
a state cycling 20k championship,
or 73-year-old veteran tap dance Gene GeBauer.
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With U. S. health concerns at the forefront, the athletes way of life helps
us to understand how to take responsibility for our well being. Lessons
learned from these interviews can help us avoid doctors offices, stave
off diseases, and have more joy and contentment.
In his final summary, McGrath examines the behaviors and attitudes nec-
essary for all of us to have health and satisfaction through an active life.
If you want to know the secrets of those who are still going strong in
athletic activities in their later years, then this is the book for you.
Click this link for more information about S0 Athletes Over S0 Teach Us
to Live a Strong, Healthy Life
My interview starts on page 31!
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What is your fitness routine? How do you think your fitness goals will
change over the next 10 years? What have you always wanted to try but
havent been able to find time in your schedule to make happen? Lose
a little weight? Get to the gym more often? Practice better nutrition?
Try something new. Take good care of your heart.
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Please share your thoughts or comments! We especially would love
to hear if youve been inspired to take on something new as a result of
hearing about other peoples achievements.
Update: Feb 28, 2010
Cheryl
How funnyor maybe not so funny. People are accusing me
of lying about my age. Here is a photo of my high school year
books. Take a look at 1974. Remember those computer cards
with the holes in them (the binary system). Was that called a
key card?
Here are some photos for those of you who dont believe that
Im over 30 years of age. You do the math!
Im including a photo of me with someone famous to help
put things in perspective. My friend, LaTonya was a back-up
singer with Harry Belafontes band. I went backstage and got
this great shot with Harry. I think this was 1992.
My jacket and cowboy boots go well with theGo Red for
Women campaign, dont you think? I was a fan of big hair
and shoulder pads as you can see.
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For more about me
and my S0 plus years on the planet,
please visit my about page.
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Goodness! That blogtalkradio interview starts right up with an ad-
vert. Sorry! I dont know how to make it stop doing that. There is a
stop button. Stop it if you like so you can catch your breath and I can tell
you a little about it.
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The Top Five Most Lame Excuses NOT to
Meditate are the same ones we use for
aImost everything
Friday, February l9, 20l0
Adventures in Living a Healthy, 3uicy Life
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Top Five Lame Excuses NOT to Meditate
Guest Post by Benjamin Langley
Despite it being one of the most profound tools that I have ever found for
developing peace, power, and happiness I constantly hear lame excuses
why people cant meditate.
These are just a few.
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Lame Excuse 1 But I dont know how
This used to be a legitimate excuse. Anyone who truly seeks will find
but up until relatively recently you might have to seek for quite a while
Now, seeking can be as simple as a Google search.
Not all meditation teachers are the same, but there are a wide variety of
powerful practices out there that you can access easily from the internet.
If you want it, you can find it quickly and easily.
There are relaxation meditations, guided meditations, energy meditations,
and focus meditations. You can simply pick a style that resonates with you,
and build from there
Would you like to know how easy it is to start meditating?
Take a deep breath
Let all out with a big relaxing sigh Aaahhhhhh!
Now simply pay a little bit more attention to whatever your doing sitting
there, reading this article, thinking whatever thought you are thinkingjust
pay a little more attention to one aspect
Now gently pour even more awareness into it
Congratulations! Youre meditating!
Lame Excuse 2 I dont have time or Im too busy:
This brings up a few points.
I notice that people always make time for what they consider a priority. Is
meditation a priority for you? Is anything you love a priority for you?
(well pick this line of thought back up in a moment)
The second point is meditation doesnt require the half hour or hour that
many people talk about. If you have that much time and dedication then
have fun! Most of us do not. What can we do?
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Meditate for 1S minutes, if you cant do that, meditate for S minutes, if
you cant squeeze in S minutes take a single minute to meditate
Thats riqht, meditate jor 60 secondsI
We can all find 60 seconds to become a little more focused and relaxed (one
of the most interesting things about this when you really imagine it, you
can begin to feel it happening).
Perhaps the most important point is that meditation doesnt require you to
sit down in a quiet space with no interruptions. That certainly helps, but it
isnt required.
Did you think of some priorities that you love? I only ask because any
one of these well loved priorities can become a meditation. When you are
really enjoying yourself, just relax a little bit more, and pay a little bit more
attention to what you are doing and/or what you are feeling (reference the
instructions in lame excuse 1).
Lame Excuse 3 Its not cool:
This of course is very subjective but in my not-too-humble opinion
It is very cool to be able to step into a more focused state, a more relaxed
state, a state of deeper presence a state where you are more aware of
your aliveness
In fact, being cool can be the result of a meditative level of mind. When
you are in a truly peaceful place where you let go of judgment and feel
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beyond the events occurring where you have a deep, appreciative accep-
tance, as if you can find beauty in anythingwhen you can pour your focus
into something so completely that you become a piece of it and it becomes a
piece of youyou are going to be the coolest person any of your friends
has ever met.
Besides, howcool is it to be able to step a little further into enjoyment? You
could use this while spending time with family or friends, while relaxing by
yourself, while practicing your favorite hobby, while making love which
might be your favorite hobby
Lame excuse 4 Its Boring:
Like a child in front of a piano, it may be hard to appreciate the magical gift
that is being offered to youthe trick is to learn to really pay attention. Are
you really noticing what is arising
have you really given it a chance?
It is true that meditation isnt quite as easy as zoning out in front of the
TV.
In the beginningit is a lot like first learning howto readvery rewarding,
but challenging. As you get better and better, its as if you have to put in
less and less work and you get more and more reward.
There is another way of looking at this
What you find interesting, is simply what you choose to find interest
in
Like many practices once you really start, you probably wont stop.
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If you are going to find meditation interesting enough to play/practice
you will decide to do it for your own reasons. What makes something
interesting to you? How will you begin to find meditation deeply fasci-
nating? What benefits of focus and relaxation specifically resonate with
you?
Lame excuse S Its not good for anything:
On the contrary its good for everything.
The best metaphor for this, I learned from an incredible meditation instruc-
tor Shinzen Young. Building your abilities of concentration and relax-
ation can be compared to building your muscles. Once you have developed
muscular strength and endurance, it will be a benefit to you in a wide ar-
ray of physical and athletic activities. You will be better at many different
sports, lifting, carrying, playing with your children, etc.
Your ability to relax and concentrate works in a similar fashion only
it can serve you everywhere in life! Think of all the things in life that
can benefit from increased focus and relaxation: learning, work, play,
relationships, and spirituality, just to name a few.
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Few people recognize that meditation can help you to get better at work
and play and have a great time while you do it. It is not always easy
to accept the idea that a little work in one area can have almost universal
benefit across your life.
But when you find a great teacher and really begin to play with meditation
you will be able to discover deeper meaning throughout your life.
If youve ever held one of these 3 lame excuses as your reason not to med-
itate hopefully Ive given you some food for thought.
Ive been a little sneaky in this article. In addition to the obviousIve also
given you S meditations I only specified it step-by-step once but as
you read this article, you can quite naturally begin to notice which excuses
apply to your thinking, you can start to recognize all the reasons you would
like to build more focus and relaxation, and you might even begin to realize
a little bit of that increased focus and relaxation right now!
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So, whats your favorite excuse? Have you ever noticed we use the same
excuses no matter what were talking about? Is that a flaw?
Only if you think so. If you dont want to do something, say proudly, Ive
changed my mind. I no longer wish to and leave it at that.
But, when you are ready to push through your edge to break out of your
comfort zone to take a risk, notice what you say to yourself and others
that holds you back from stepping forward to honor your word and do what
you said you were going to do.
You never know, you might end up on the cover of a book, like me!
(thats me, second from the left yes, its available for sale)
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Whats most important to consider is that you never know where the steps
you take today will lead you.
To repeat what Ben said above:
Few people recognize that meditation can help you to get better at work
and play and have a great time while you do it. It is not always easy
to accept the idea that a little work in one area can have almost universal
benefit across your life.
If meditation is not your thing, insert something else in the blank. The
point is, do something that moves you forward towards health, happiness
and enjoyment in life. It really does take just a few minutes and yes,
you are worth every precious minute you spend taking good care of
yourself. Love your heart!
Until next time!
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Recommended Reading
What is Your Souls Agenda?
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20 Things to Remind YourseIf DaiIy to Stay
Young from the Inside Out
Sunday, February 2l, 20l0
Adventures in living a healthy, juicy life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Welcome to the February 21, 2010 edition of stayinq younq jrom the in-
side out. This week we welcome Lou Macabasco from How ro Live Li[e
ro rne Fullesr.Lou presents an excellent list to keep handy so you can re-
fer to it often to help you breathe deeply and relax several times during the
day. In support of that idea, we also have Sais encouragement to get back
into shape with yoga and Vishwas Madhuvarshi with Pranayama breath-
ing. Lous list 20 Things to Remind Yourself Daily appears just below
this weeks list of most interesting posts.
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stay young from the inside out
Amer Kaissi presents Exercise Today, Reap The Benefits
Later In Life! posted at Healthcare Hacks.
Faizal Nisar presents 36 Easy Tips for a Healthier Diet posted
at Be Truly Happy, saying, To stay young, you have eat right.
It will give you extra energy, and make you feel alive!
Dr. Armughan presents How Often you Need to Check
Your Blood Pressure posted at High Blood Pressure Symptoms
Treatment Diet.
Sai presents back to the basics posted at and again, saying,
Getting back into working out with yoga.
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fitness
Vishwas Madhuvarshi presents Pranayama 20 Minutes of
Breath Control to Better Health Forever j life can be easy let
it be posted at I Live Easy . com /blog, saying, 20 minutes
every day is all it takes to stay healthy forever. Learn the an-
cient Indian technique of pranayama yoga to cure any existing
disease and to remain young from inside out forever.
Randy Powell presents BECOME YOUR OWN HEALTH-
CARE PROVIDER posted at Eating-Veggies.com: High Al-
kaline Diet blog.
Madeleine Begun Kane presents Send Us Spring, STAT!
posted at Mad Kanes Humor Blog.
expertise
Rob presents Honeywell RTH7300D 7-Day Programmable
Thermostat Review posted at Energy Saving Gadgets.
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GreatManagement presents My Blogging Guide Blog Is One
Year Old posted at We Build Your Blog, saying, One year after
starting my blog, here are my stats. Are they worthy?
Mary 3ones presents 23 TED Talks Every Medical Profes-
sional Should Watch posted at Ultrasound Tech Schools.
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Do you have an article youd like to share with us? Submit your blog ar-
ticle to the next edition of staying young from the inside out using our
carnival submission form.
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on water from www.meme.yahoo.com
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20 Things to Remind Yourself Daily
by Lou Macabasco
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In a cluttered world full of anxiety and stress, its easy to feel like were
carrying the weight of the world in our shoulders. We fill in every line of
our schedules and rush from one activity to another. Like a time to rest is
the most forbidden activity. Then we ask ourselves why our life is so
stressful and hard.
With all the stress that this fast-paced environment we live in, the key is
to take a moment to think back and remind yourself of these simple truths,
20 Tninqs ro ReminJ Yoursel[ Doily.
It may not finish your task, but it will change how you approach it.
1) Remind yourself that youre unique and one of a kind.
That you were created to make a mark in this life and not just born to sur-
vive.
2) Remind yourself that your presence is a present to the world.
You may not realize it but one way or another, someone feels so blessed
with your existence. So stop saying youre nobody.
3) Remind yourself that your life can be just what you want it to
be.
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Most of life is a choice, having the freedom to act and decide on your
own. Start deciding and stop complaining.
4) Remind yourself to take the days just one at a time.
Rushing isnt all beneficial. Take time to smell the flowers. Dont over do
yourself. Learn to appreciate life today, for tomorrow, you may not have
the chance to do so.
S) Remind yourself to count your blessings not your troubles.
There are two types of a person, a proactive and a reactive. The reactive
always see the trouble and blame the circumstance to other people, while
proactive see troubles as a bridge to success. What are you?
6) Remind yourself that within you are so many answers.
One of the big disadvantages of a hurried lifestyle is the lack of meditation
or reflection. We are too busy, too preoccupied. But if you really want
to find true happiness in this life, you have to be still, to quiet your mind..
so you can hear your heart.
7) Remind yourself to understand, have courage, be strong.
Knowing that life is imperfect gives you enough space to expect it to be
hard. You have to accept that lifes circumstance is not ALWAYS within
our control and all you can do is accept, understand and to keep moving
forward.
Life is 99% choice and 1% chance.
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8) Remind yourself that youll make it through whatever comes
along.
In times of affliction, it can be tough to see the lighter side. But do always
remember, that all storms have endings. Just keep looking forward.
9) Remind yourself that there are so many dreams waiting to be
realized.
A goal without action is nothing but a dream.
Its very good to know what you want and set your plans. However, if its
only written, it cant be realized. You have to take action. You have to
wake up and stand up.
10) Remind yourself that decisions are too important to leave to
chance.
Remember, life is 99% choice and 1% chance.
We are in control of our life 99% of the time and yet a lot of us give this all
to chances. We let things happen instead of making it happen.
11) Remind yourself to do not put limits on yourself.
One of the differences between achievers and non-achievers is the size of
their dreams. Big people achieve big dreams because they think big. The
same is true to small people. They achieve smaller dreams because they
think small.
The key is to have confidence in oneself and think BIG!
12) Remind yourself that nothing wastes more energy than worry-
ing.
Worry is a complete waste of energy. Even how much you think about it
over and over, it will not solve anything. Worry gives you nothing but bad
feelings.
Instead of investing your time thinking of the problem, shift your thoughts
on how you can solve it.
13) Remind yourself that.. the longer you carry a problem, the heavier
it gets.
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When faced with bad situations or problems, a lot of us leave it behind
undecided. We may think that the safest solution is leaving it to chances.
However, indecision does not solve the problem, it just gives you temporary
relief. But sooner or later, you will feel its impact. Most of the time, its
bigger than the original.
Dont avoid problems, instead, be braved enough to face and solve it so you
can move forward it life. Stop being a coward!
14) Remind yourself to Live a life of serenity, not regrets
People who seldom succeed in life are those who live in the shadow of the
past.
They cling too much of what they used to have that they seldom adapt and
move forward in life.
Remember that you can no longer alter what happened in the past but you
can create your future. Accept what happened and move on.
1S) Remind yourself to do ordinary things in an extraordinary
way.
Everyday, you do the same thing, like a cycle that just goes round and
round. You get too lax that you find life too boring.
But instead of focusing on the negative feeling of boredom, why not take
charge and create a change.
Sometimes, change does not only happen by surprise. You have the capac-
ity to create change. And why not do it now? Who knows, it will give you
the big break youve been dreaming of.
16) Remind yourself to not take yourself too seriously.
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Because no one else does.
The only person thats burdened when you are too serious is you. Keep a
mature mind but a young heart. Smile, you look better when you do.
17) Remind yourself that friendship is a wise investment.
True friendship lasts forever. You may not see them often but when friend-
ship is true, even how time and distance separates you, true friends are the
one that stays with you.
If you found this type of friends, care and treasure them. For its one of the
best gifts you will ever receive in your life.
18) Remind yourself to reach for your peak, your goal, your prize
As long as youre alive, you have all the chance to achiever your goal.
Dont get discourage by past failures. Keep striving.
Remember, success comes from multiple failures. Those who win have
finished the race.
19) Remind yourself to take time to wish upon a star.
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Have faith with your dreams until you achieve it.
Nothing is impossible when you believe.
20) Remind yourself that its never too late.
Often times we resist change because we think that its too late for us to
change.
Remember that we all have countless chances in this life. You just have to
accept change.
For a final word, in our world full of clutter and negative things, we need
something daily to overcome the stress and hardship that life brings. May
this list remind you of these simple truths of life.
Please make use of this list. Print it, post it or share it with attribution
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Canadian OIympic Skater Rochette,
determined, discipined and courageous in
face of unexpected tragedy
Tuesday, February 23, 20l0
Adventures in living a healthy, juicy life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Im always in awe watching the athletes perform in the Winter Olympics.
For some, I wonder, how can someone so young have such skill, such emo-
tional maturity, such ability to perform under pressure.
They get used to it, people say in a casual way.
Joannie Rochette, Olympic Skater (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul
Chiasson)
How do they get used to it?
In order to develop that kind of tenacity, we have to suffer and rebound and
conquer fear and the kind of noise that gets in your head and makes you
want to just give up. Theres nothing casual about it.
Seeing them, poised at the top of a downhill slope, I wonder, What are they
thinking?, as they prepare to hurl themselves forward. Anything could
happen! Perfection or some abysmal mistake that ruins everything.
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For one Olympian, Skater 3oannie Rochette, that happened off the
ice. On Saturday, after arriving in Vancouver to watch her daughter skate,
Rochettes mother experienced a heart attack and passed away.
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Update February 24, 2010
Here is a video of last nights moving performance.
Truly inspiring and then a puddle of tears.
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February 23, 2010
The following is a partial re-print of a blog post on Yahoo! Sports click
the link in the title to read the whole story
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Rochette keeping mothers Olympic dream alive
By Dan Wetzel, Yahoo! Sports
VANCOUVER, British Columbia She still hasnt buried her mother, but
here was Joannie Rochette, among the last skaters to leave the practice ice
Monday. She took her time leaning up against the boards, slipping a guard
around her skate blade.
Joannie Rochette is determined to skate Tuesday evening. To skate for
Canada. To skate for the world. To skate for the mother who shared this
dream of gliding over Olympic ice.
Yesterday was the toughest day of her life, said Nathalie Lambert of the
Canadian Olympic Committee. [On Tuesday| 20,000 people will express
the love of the whole country to her.
Try the whole world.
Some onlookers at a mostly empty Pacific Coliseumwere moved to emotion
with each practice jump, spin and walk through of her routine. Twice the
small gathering of fans and stadiumworkers loudly applauded her efforts.
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She is very, very strong, said Benoit Lavoie, President of Skate Canada.
I am very, very proud. I am more than amazed. Im having emotions even
myself [just thinking about it|.
Joannie Rochette, Olympic Skater
Joannie Rochette, 24, had come to Vancouver for the Open-
ing Ceremony and to complete her training here. Her parents,
Therese and Normand, arrived Saturday fromQuebec and after
a brief visit with their daughter went to a downtown apartment
they had rented. Later that night, Normand found his wife, 33,
unresponsive and rushed her to a local hospital where she was
pronounced dead early Sunday morning.
Normand then awoke his daughter at the Olympic Village and
broke the news of the tragedy.
Team Canada has surrounded Rochette with support, offering
a 24-hour presence around her, access to professional help and
an open-ended offer for anything she may need.
Her boyfriend is with her, her coach is with her all the time, as
is her sports psychologist, Lambert said. She is doing amaz-
ingly great. She is strong.
The Rochettes are your classic skating family and Therese was
intricately involved in her daughters world-class development.
Canadian officials said they first became aware of Joannie as
a pre-teen and where they saw her, they saw her mother. They
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lived then in a tiny hamlet of Quebec, Ile Du Pos (population
364). The two of them, a small-town family with big-time
dreams, were inseparable as they drove to and from tourna-
ments.
This Olympic pursuit was more than just a love of skating, it
was a love of each other, a shared journey.
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Your Power to Assist by Sending a Single Thought
Recently, I wrote about the power of sending a single thought of love,
attention, caring and real assistance all at once, all together to one
person, one place, one event, one group of people.
When tragedy strikes, we collectively open our hearts and feel pain for our-
selves and for others. Maybe what were experiencing is one gigantic
healing event.
3oannie will skate tonight (Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010). We will witness
the power of all of our single thoughts to support and comfort her no
matter what happens. Skate well!
photo credits: Joannie Rochette Canada, Joannie Rochette practicing
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Love yourself, love your people.
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What is Your SouIs Agenda?
Friday, February 26, 20l0
Adventures in living a healthy, juicy life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Neale Donald Walsh
Please welcome Michelle VandePas fromtalkingpurpose.comto this
weeks stayinq younq jrom the inside out blog carnival.
Michelle shares her video interview with celebrated author Neale Donald
Walsch.
Neale introduces his new book called Wnen Lveryrninq Cnonqes, Cnonqe
Lveryrninq In o Time o[ Turmoil, o Pornwoy ro Peoce.
Neale has a beautifully soothing speaking voice. Enjoy!
This weeks list of interesting posts begins just below Michelles video
interview with Neale Donald Walsch.
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Neale Donald Walsch
When Everything Changes,
Change Everything
Neale Donald Walsch is best known for his Conversations with Godseries
and for being a modern day spiritual messenger. His newest book is about
change. Neale says oll cnonqe is qooJ.
Do you agree?
Watch this inspirational video to find out why all change is good and for the
(almost) quick fix instant healing meditation.
What is your Souls Agenda?
Neale says his Souls Agenda is wisdom and clarity.
Whats yours?
Wed love to hear your thoughts so please leave them in the comment
box on the right hand side of this post.
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stayinq younq jrom the inside out
If you need a dose of reality to get your feet back on the ground after listen-
ing to Neales interviewwith Michelle, Jacques (TSW) introduces a volatile
subject with his article called now ro nelp o snoponolic.
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Addiction is harmful no matter what youre addicted to. Many times,
I hear people laugh when they call themselves a shopaholic. But, is it
really funny? Our compulsive behavior interferes with our best laid plans
to lose weight or save money or reduce clutter in our lives.
Interesting to consider our Souls Agenda when we think of what we
get compulsive about, isnt it? I wonder what would change if we could
see ourselves from the inside out.
photo credit addiction
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stay young from the inside out
Lou Macabasco presents 23 Secrets To Good Life posted at
Live Life to the Fullest, saying, The secret to good life is a
life thats lived to the fullest.
courage
TSWpresents Help A Shopaholic Manage A Shopping Addic-
tion posted at The Smarter Wallet.
fitness
SVB presents Lose Weight While Spending Less on Food and
Exercise posted at The Digerati Life, saying, Thanks!
Steve PattersonHowto Burn Fat without Losing Muscle Mass
posted at Diet Cleanse, saying, Small changes in a persons
habit and lifestyle can make burning fat without muscle loss a
possibility.
Ed Forteau presents Exercise Walking Shoes: Do You Re-
ally Need Special Shoes? j Walking Shoe Reviews posted at
Walking Shoe Reviews, saying, If choosing walking shoes is
a chore for you, then youre in need of a footwear intervention.
Dr. Armughan presents Is your Blood Pressure Higher in One
Arm than The Other posted at High Blood Pressure Symptoms
Treatment Diet.
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Steve Faber presents Belly Fat Loser Low Fat Diet Plans
Why Even the Best of Them Are NOT The Best Way to Lose
Weight posted at Belly Fat Loser, saying, Are you trying to
lose weight? Have you tried one of the many low fat diet plans
out there? Did it work? Want to know why not? Even if it did,
you could have lost more weight, faster and healthier. Find out
more now.
Cory presents Running Indoors or Out posted at Eating
Healthy, saying, For exercising, is it better to run and job in-
doors or outdoors?
Suzane Smith presents 37 Ways To Cure A Headache posted
at MRI Technician Schools, saying, With the help of these 37
ways to cure a headache, you can learn more about dozens of
ways to help your problembefore trying themout. With several
entries in categories ranging fromtraditional to alternative, you
are likely to find several ways to cure a headache.
humor
Madeleine Begun Kane presents Romancing The Stoic (Hu-
mor Column) posted at Mad Kanes Humor Blog.
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expertise
GreatManagement presents Search Engine Optimization
Made Easy posted at We Build Your Blog, saying, Search
Engine Optimization (SEO) is made easy with this brand new
WordPress plugin.
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Submit your blog article to the next edition of staying young from the
inside out using our carnival submission form.
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Recommended Reading
The Top Five Most Lame Excuses NOT to Meditate
are the same ones we use for almost everything
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passion and fascination two essentiaI
ingredients for RAOKA
Tuesday, March 2, 20l0
Adventures in living a healthy, juicy life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Februarys RandomActs of Kick Arse (RAOKA) theme was Passion.
No, not the From Here to Eternity love scene on the beach kind. That
looks nice, but Im exploring a different side of passion.
My dictionary defines passion this way: intense enthusiasm for an object
or cause usually displayed as untiring activity in its support.
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what are you passionate about?
Staying young from the inside out requires that you be passionate about
something. That sparkle you get when you talk about what you are most
passionate about keeps you healthy and strong. All sorts of positive emo-
tions get released as you share your enthusiasm with others. Being able to
share in your joy allows the rest of us to feel good in your presence.
Heres an example of two young boys (8 and 9 years of age) who share their
fathers passion and enthusiasm for training in mixed martial arts. Even if
youre not a fan of the sport, Imsure youll enjoy spending some time being
in their world. These little guys have trained with UFC Hall of Famers
Randy the Natural Couture and Mark the Hammer Coleman.
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Carlos Ruffo and Giovanni Ruffo
The Future of MMA: Teaching Kids About Fighting
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Olympic level Curling Competition
Cheryl Bernard looks on as Anette Norberg prepares for her shot
Heres another example of passion expressed as love for a sport. This
time from the Olympics.
Ive never had an interest in Curling, the sport where you slide a rock down
the ice to reach a target. As I watched Sweden vs Canada in a match to
determine who would win the gold in the 2010 Winter Olympics, I realized
how much fun it would be to play the game called curling. I could see my-
self in some frozen tundra, joining in with everyone else. Imagine someone
way back when probably created this game because he or she wanted
something to do outside during the cold winter months.
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Curling requires intense focus and concentration. Passion for this sport
was evident in the faces of these fierce competitors. Sweden takes gold!
Canada takes the silver medal.
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o snor Jurinq rne qolJ meJol womens curlinq morcn or rne Voncouver 2010
Olympics in Voncouver, Bririsn Columbio, FriJoy, Feb. 26, 2010.
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3ennifer 3ones Best Curling Shot!
This looks like fun!
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RAOKA defined
Random Acts of Kick Arse or RAOKA is a movement led by Sami
from lifelaughsandlemmings. Samis Australian thats why she says
arse instead of ass, in case youre wondering.
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beinq rnor irll involve qivinq boc| somerninq posirive in some woy. Ar rne
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Definition: Kick Arse (Oz) or kick ass (Yank)
- having a strong effect on someone or something, forceful, powerful
- exceptionally good, spectacular, impressive, etc.
February Theme:passion
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What are you passionate about? If you dont have something to be pas-
sionate about, how will you go about finding something? Theres so much
to explore in this world.
The most fascinating people are always passionate about something.
Take action towards finding your passion today! Your heart will appre-
ciate it.
Comments are always appreciated.
Please share your thoughts!
The Comment Box is located halfway down the page in the right hand
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son 2 MMA Fighters, 10 Lessons
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Am I too fat? Stop Comparing! stay young
from the inside out
Sunday, March 7, 20l0
Adventures in living a healthy, juicy life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
This week we have young Miss Anto Patterson from Singapore. Anto
shares her difficulties over finding clothes that fit her. Asian girls are built
differently from Anto. Theyre small and slender. In comparison, Anto
feels not skinny and asks the question, am I too fat? To Anto, her
body weight feels like a flaw, but when you see her youll see that its
not.

Staying young from the inside out requires us to give up comparing


ourselves to others. If you compare yourself and feel inspired to improve,
thats one thing. But, if comparing makes you unhappy, you might as well
make a move to correct the situation or switch to something else to think
about.

Antos post entitled, Flaunt Your Flaws: My Not-So-Perject Body Size


begins just after the following list of interesting posts designed to help
you stay young from the inside out. This post also appears on her blog
nellomissporrerson.
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Welcome to the March 7, 2010 edition
staying young from the inside out
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ingredients for iceberg lettuce salad photo-credit: geniuscook.com
FitnessOver30 presents Unhealthy Salads posted at Fitness Over 30,
saying, Now there is an oxymoron! A few years ago when I first heard
that salads could be unhealthy for you I just didnt believe it. I eat salads
all the time. How could a salad with all the good stuff be bad for you? It
just cant be!
Benjamin Langley presents 3 Flavors of True Happiness! posted at
Peaceful Prosperity, saying, Happiness is a critical key to feeling
young forever!
courage
Dan Stelter presents Changing the World by Treating Anxiety posted at
Anxiety Support Network Anxiety Recovery Blog, saying, Stay young
by having the courage and youthful idealism that leads to beliefs of
sweeping change! Learn one cool way regular people can change the
world right here!
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fitness
Karen Eisenbraun presents Dont Stop Being Active Just Because of
Arthritis posted at Healthy Theory.
Steve Faber presents How to Keep From Gaining Weight Back After
You?ve Lost It posted at Belly Fat Loser, saying, Betcha thought diets
were the way to go to lose weight. Well, according to the latest research,
maybe not. Take a look at this
Denise Harris presents Alternative Cure For Stroke Survivors posted at
Able Mart, saying, Chinese medicine can help stroke survivors regain
their health.
Steve Patterson presents Interesting Facts about Abnormal Weight Loss
posted at Cats Love Plastic Bags, saying, If you experience abnormal
weight loss or a loved one does, this could be a sign of a serious health
issue. See what some solutions might be.
Katie Freeman presents 10 Useful Tips to Learn About Your Own Body
posted at Master of Science in Nursing, saying, Our understanding of our
bodies begins after birth as soon as we are able to perceive things around
us. We learn about the human body and anatomy in school and those that
go on to pursue medicine learn a great deal more.
humor
Madeleine Begun Kane presents Sparring Over Spare Time
posted at Mad Kanes Humor Blog.
expertise
David presents Rewards Credit Cards: How to Get the Most
Out of a Reward Card posted at Credit Card Offers IQ.
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Flaunt Your Flaws: My Not-So-Perfect Body Size
Posted by: antopatterson Sometimes, I hate that I live in Singapore. The
clothes here are catered for the stick-thin Asian women who LITERALLY
ARE THAT SIZE. Just look at all the Miss Singapore Universe contestants
and youd know what I mean..
Physique of a typical Singaporean girl
1. Twig-looking arms 2. Long legs (virtually no cellulite unlike me) 3.
Almost Anorexic-looking figure by global standards 4. Disadvantage: No
butt, no boobs Sometimes, I cant even buy the Free-Size Dresses because
they are not catered to my size. Its for the typical Singaporean girl and I
end up reselling all the clothes I bought since I couldnt try some of them
on. I have the hips, I am not skinny and I HAVE THIGHS AND A BUTT.
TAKE A LOOK!
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Okayto some of you, you may think my size and the thigh look de-
cently okay, but it is hard to get clothes. As shameless as this is gonna
sound, I do look at myself in the mirror as I am changing for work and Ive
finally accepted my size.
Reasons For Accepting My Not-So- Perfect Body Size
1. Life is too short to worry about these things ladies.. Yes, I have
cellulite but guess what.. When I use my clothes, I fill them out nicely
and I can still wear clothes that flatter me e.g A-line flowing skirts or high-
waisted skirts or pants. When I use my bikini or skinny jeans or pants, you
can see that I have a butt and AT LEAST if I dont have big boobs, I have
that much
2. I kinda like being one of the bigger girls Whenever I see some of the
skinny girls, they look so fragile like as though they were going to break
any moment. Besides, not everyone wants to hold a twig to sleep right?!
HAHAHAHA..
3. I got more compliments being bigger than skinnier! Yes, its true!!
Why would I lie to youApparently, I got more compliments from both
men and women that I looked healthier once I put on the weight. I used
to be really active in secondary school. I had a really high metabolism
and I dropped weight fast. From then, until the end of polytechnic,
I still looked skinny and my head looked like a lollipop on my body.
Once I put on the weight, I looked more proportionate. My face didnt
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look so sunken in and I didnt feel so self-conscious anymore because I
ABSOLUTELY STOPPED CARING. That was the best feeling of all.
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Anro recenrly rroveleJ ro Bonq|o|, TnoilonJ. Loo| wnor we nove in com-
mon! Muoy Tnoi |ic|-boxinq! Beouri[ul jusr conr qer enouqn o[ excellenr
ornleres procricinq morriol orrs. Miss Anro is o younq loJy [rom Sinqopore
wno lomenrs ner [rizzy noir onJ [eelinq cnun|y in o worlJ [ull o[ reolly slen-
Jer people. Her bloq is called hellomisspatterson
Look what I have in common with Antoinette! Muay Thai kick-boxing!
photo credit: personal collection of hellomisspatterson
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If you would like to guest post on thatgirlisfunny,
please send an email to me cherylQthatgirlisfuny.com
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Guess Whos Doing the Tough Guy
ChaIIenge? HayIey pIus friends Week One
Monday, March 8, 20l0
Adventures in living a healthy, juicy life
Guest Post by Hayley Forster
Tne losr rime we sow Hoyley nere on rnorqirlis[unny, sne onJ I noJ ner
nusbonJ, Pere, wroppeJ up onJ loo|inq sliqnrly uncom[orroble wnen rney
born come ro visir me onJ joineJ me or my morriol orrs scnool ro rry our o
Brozilion jiu jirsu closs.
Ive |nown Hoyley ro be oJvenrurous, bur I JiJnr |now rnor sne wos THIS
oJvenrurous. Hoyley nos siqneJ up [or rne Touqh Guy Challenqe o Jon-
qerous, Jirry, wer onJ colJ obsrocle course nelJ rwice o yeor somewnere in
LnqlonJ.
She invited me to join her.
I declined. Vocijerously.
A[rer Jerermininq rnor sne noJnr qone rounJ rne proverbiol benJ, I os|eJ
ner obour ner plons ro prepore nersel[ [or rnis ouJocious unJerro|inq scneJ-
uleJ [or July 25, 2010. You con reoJ wnor Hoyley nos ro soy obour rnor by
reoJinq ner posr immeJiorely [ollowinq rnis inrroJucrion.
As porr o[ ner plon [or qerrinq reoJy [or rne Cnollenqe, Hoyley nos JeciJeJ
ro qive us wee|ly upJores. Locn TuesJoy, join us nere ro [inJ our now irs
qoinq Cneryl RoqsJole
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Hayley Accepts the Tough Guy Challenge
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tough guy challenge competitor
Do you ever get that feeling that youve done something that you shouldnt
have?
In the heat of the moment, you have signed up to something that you regret
afterwards?
In an effort to make my life more juicy as Cheryl says, I find myself being
very impulsive! But none of my adventures have been as extreme as this
one. I am not entirely sure what happened to be honest it went so fast
Has anyone heard of the Tough Guy Challenge?
Well I have and Ive always promised myself that I would never do it.
This promise did not survive my impulsiveness.
Oh dear. Take a look at what Ive signed up for:
Introducinq the Touqh Guy Challenqe
The Worlds sajest, most danqerous taste oj mental and physical pain, jear
and endurance.
Ij youve qot a jear oj places that are dark, horrible and smelly, this will
address all oj those elements.
- Touqh Guy Event Orqaniser
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I was at work, just casually sitting at my desk sorting my head out after a
morning full of tough meetings and a routine dentist appointment, when I
heard my friend, Nicola whisper my name. I turned and expected her to ask
me to the canteen for a chocolate break. I was wrong. She asked me the
question that sends chills up and down my spine when I think about it.
Ive signed up for Tough Guy. Do you want to do it too?
My initial reaction was a snigger and a comment along the lines of not
bloody likely! but then I paused.
Nicola sensed my hesitation and took this moment to pounce. Nicola knows
me very well and knows when I may succumb to a challenge.
She proceeded to tell me that if I wanted to sign up to it, I needed to run
to ASDA and get some passport photos NOW. Kate, our organiser, was
sending off the forms at 3pm. The time was 1.43pm. Tick tock
good Hayley vs naughty Hayley
Now its hard to describe what was going through my head at this moment
in time. It was one of those moments where you have your good Hayley
on one shoulder and your naughty Hayley on the other.
Naughty Hayley: go on girl, you can do it! Others can, why cant you?!
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Good Hayley: are you absolutely crazy, you will die, you fool!
For some unknown reason, I jumped out of my seat and said, Ok
then. Lets do it.
Naughty Hayley had won!
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Hayley fact number 1 once I say, I will do something, I will not back
out.
It reminded me of the time I went to see a Derren Brown show and was
sitting about 3 rows from the front. Derren announced that he was going
to throw frisbees and whoever caught them had to come up on the stage. I
looked at Pete, laughed and said There is no way we are getting up there.
We both giggled. The first frisbee he threw sailed above our heads and
then it happened.
Unknown to Pete and, in fact myself, I jumped out of my seat, leaped into
the air and caught it! What was I doing??!??!?!
A wave of terror ran through my body. Pete and I looked at each other in
disbelief. Oh no.
This was a very similar feeling. I wasnt entirely sure what had happened
was it a minor brain aneurism? I could not pin point it. I ran down to the car
park, hopped into my car and drove down to the local ASDA with L4 in my
pocket for my photos. Waves of excitement were running through me.
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Important Hayley fact number 2 I love a challenge and get extremely
excited by it.
This feeling was short lived. I ran from my car to the supermarket in the
pouring rain, got my photos (which naturally, looked terrible) and ran back
to the car. The clock was ticking! Now, please bear in mind, I parked my
car about 200 yards from the shop entrance
.. I was bloody exhausted.
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At this point I sat in my car for a few minutes and thought to myself am
I doing the right thing here? After all, just running into a supermarket is
clearly a challenge for me perhaps I should just stick to that?
Short answer no. I drove back to work and signed on the dotted
line.
Silly thing is, after signing I read a list of the things on the course that I had
to complete. I stopped at point number 3 out of 23, when I read this:
Two 40[r o [romes rnor you nove ro clomber up onJ run Jown, i[ rnor wosnr
enouqn, berween rne rwo ore o series o[ elecrric [ences primeJ onJ cnorqeJ
wirn rwice rne power requireJ ro srun o bull! Tne [ences ore ocruolly Jon-
qlinq Jown [rom o [rome obove you so you nove ro run rnru rnem JoJqinq
os mony os you con ro minimise rne elecrric snoc|s
I would rather not know. That sounds more difficult that going to
ASDA in the rain.
At this point, I had officially decided I was out of my mind. There was no
other conclusion to come to. I could blame this on Nicola, but at the end of
the day, I signed that form. It was all my fault.
My own personal doubt was trumped by everyone elses doubt for me. I
have had reactions such as:
wnor'! Youre Joinq Touqn Guy, Hoyley' I con see Nicolo Joinq ir, bur
nor you or leosr sne nos some [irness! (Tnis wos soiJ in berween nuqe
bours o[ louqnrer)
wow. I seriously nope you nove rnouqnr obour rnis
I rnin| you snoulJ nove srorreJ wirn somerninq o bir eosier. Irs qoinq ro be
rouqner rnon you rnin|.
Hoyley, is rnis reol' Or ore you jo|inq wirn me'
Theres nothing like filling a girl with confidence, is there?
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I must admit I initially regretted signing up to this, but now I have, I
am super excited to do this. I have sat down and made a plan in order to
build myself up both physically and mentally. It will be a challenge, but a
challenge I will win and thoroughly enjoy!
So this is what I have to say to all my doubters out there:
Yes, the last piece of exercise I may have done was at Flomac when I vis-
ited Cheryl in Boston last October, but that does not mean I cannot do this!
I have 3 months and I amvery determined to lose weight, get stronger, build
my stamina and get in shape.
Remember the important Hayley facts:
Once I say I will do something, I will not back out.
I love a challenge and get extremely excited by it.
Nothing empowers me more than knowing people think I cannot do
something and I then prove them all wrong in the long run. Life is too
short to worry about things like this just get stuck in and enjoy it!
Not only will I do this I WILL DO THIS. Eat my dirt, tough guys!
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Follow me on my journey! I will be implementing Cheryls seven steps to
learning anything new in order to do this. And yes exercise and stamina
are certainly new things for me.
I will post updates on my training, my targets and my progress.
follow Hayley on Twitter
follow Cheryl on Twitter
photo credit tough guy, blonde, man in red
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Tough Guy Challenge 2S 3uly 2010
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another fine mess Ive gotten myself into
So, nere we ore, reoJy ro proviJe supporr onJ snour encouroqemenr [rom
rne siJelines.
To|inq on somerninq rnors lorqer rnon youve ever Jone be[ore is quire
scory, reolly.
One rninq ro |now obour me, is rnor once youve soiJ youre qoinq ro Jo
somerninq, I will Jo everyrninq in my power ro nelp you succeeJ.
Join Hoyley onJ I every wee| on TuesJoys riqnr nere on rnorqirlis[unny ro
rroc| Hoyleys proqress roworJs rnis unusuol, pnysicol onJ menrol cnol-
lenqe Cneryl RoqsJole
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And while were on the subject, what about the rest of you?
What challenge will you take on over these next S months?
The American Heart Association is encouraging everyone to change
our eating habits and get more exercise to support a healthy heart.
Let us know in the comments section!
located on the right hand side of this post about half-way down the
page
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Hayley Forster, o lonq-rime [emole [iqnr [on, lives in rne Norrn o[ LnqlonJ
wirn ner nusbonJ, Pere. Born nove Jeep love [or rne sporr o[ MixeJ Morriol
Arrs. Keep up with her MMA chat on SportsChatPlace.com
email her on Hayleyqsportschatplace.com or jollow her
twitter.com/jairly_normal
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Stay Young Tips so you can say Im ready
for my cIose-up, Mr. DeMiIIe
Sunday, March l4, 20l0
Adventures in living a healthy, juicy life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Hollywood Glamour Photography
Lauren Bacall with cigarette
Having my photo taken, in the style of a 1940s Hollywood film star (see
Lauren Bacalls photo), is on my bucket list the list of things Id like to
do before I die.
I thought about taking that goal off the list after having some photographs
taken that I really liked. But now, after seeing what Darkmanand Evie
Lovelle came up with on their recent photo shoot, Im moving that goal
higher up on the list!
Darkman is a professional photographer who specializes in lighting.
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Heres his introduction to the video he made of the photo session he did
with Evie Lovelle, a burlesque dancer with a really tiny waist.
Evie came over and we talked and went over some ideas for the shoot and
discussed the order in which we were going to do the outfits she brought.
I had her get into the first outfit and then did a quick video interview which
is going to be on PinupoftheMonth.com, but I included a video here of us
shooting and my messing with the lighting.
The equipment list for this shoot is as follows, no strobes were used at all,
only Fresnel.
Stay Young from the inside out Tip
expressing your competence and creativity
keeps you healthy, happy and feeling young
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Making Comparisons
Last weeks Stay Young from the inside out blog carnival touched on the
futility of making comparisons between ourselves and others. It made me
think of my martial arts training.
Some of the guys I train with are graduating to blue belt. I feel like Im
being left behind. In fact, Im not ready to get my blue belt yet. I could
be miserable and sulk about it. There was a time in my life, when that
would have been my choice making everyone else miserable with my
complaining about it. But, with age comes wisdom. Ill earn my belt in
my own time, not other peoples.
I found this quote on BeatSchindler.com
Srep number one: [iqure our wnor mo|es you sronJ our.
I[ you onJ rne people wno love you Jo nor come up wirn on onswer riqnr
owoy, JeciJe wnor will mo|e you sronJ our. Tne poinr is, qer srorreJ, you
con olwoys mo|e oJjusrmenrs over rime.
ConsiJer qerrinq o copy o[ Tom Rorns Srrenqrns FinJer boo|.
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Do nor compore yoursel[ ro orners comporinq is nor srrenqrns [inJinq. A
rulip is nor rne besr rulip sne con be by comporinq nersel[ ro o rose. Jusr be
yoursel[ besiJes, everyboJy else is olreoJy ro|en.
Beinq you, and knowinq your strenqths, is essential also in knowinq when
an opportunity (such as a promotion) is in jact an opportunity and when
it would be a disservice to yourselj.
beatschindler.com, Personal Growth The Easy Way: Focus On Your
Strengths, Mar 2010
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Stay Young from the inside out blog carnival
Welcome to the March 14, 2010 edition of staying young from the in-
side out. This weeks list is packed with useful, relevant and effective
pathways to show us how to stay young from the inside out.
Where shall I start?

We have lists!
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2S fitness gadgets, 80 effective exercises you can do at your desk, S0
interesting sports celebrities to follow on twitter, 2S secrets for a long
life and 2S secrets to a good life.
Do yourself and your heart a favor. Review these lists. Choose a new
habit to add into your life!
Heres to your long, happy and successful life!

courage
Aparna presents Secrets of success posted at Beauty and Personal Groom-
ing, saying, these are a few rules that most successful people follow. It
may not be a complete list in itself, but nevertheless some of the rules men-
tioned below are invaluable and if followed, bound to bring success in our
life, business and in almost all walks of life. 1) Begin with that for which
you have talent. 2) Centralize your energies.
Eadwine Walter presents 3 Ways You Can Find the Hospital thats Right
for You posted at Masters in Hospital Administration, saying, The right
hospital would ideally be one that not only has a good record in successfully
treating conditions but doing so at reasonable costs, and if such a hospital
is close to where you stay, then you should consider yourself lucky.
fitness
Baily Hayden presents 23 Fitness Gadgets that Can Improve Your Health
posted at Phlebotomy Technician Programs, saying, If you are looking for
ways to improve your health, boosting your fitness level and improving
your eating habits, it is possible to use technology in the process. There are
a number of gadgets that can help you create a fitness plan, monitor your
progress and even celebrate when you meet your goals.
Natalie Thomas presents 80 Effective Exercises You Can Do At Your Desk
posted at Physical Therapy Assistant Schools, saying, So many of us spend
eight hours or more a day at our desks or cubicles, why not find 30 minutes
there? The article has 80 effective exercises you can do at your desk to help.
Take a look and have your co-workers envying you in no time.
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Steve Faber presents Weight Lifting Programs for Women posted at
Weight-Lifting-Programs, saying, The proper weight lifting program can
be invaluable to help women get in better physical condition, without mak-
ing them look like a bodybuilder.
humor
Madeleine Begun Kane presents Yet Another Tax Humor Piece: Interac-
tive Taxes posted at Mad Kanes Humor Blog.
sports
Arati MishraSS presents Top 30 ProAthletes on Twitter Worth Following
posted at sports management, saying, The top 30 pro athletes listed were
based upon their Twitter popularity, but the number of the most popular
sports is limited to ten, and baseball and tennis are combined for a total of
five Twitter users in those two sports.
Samantha Marks presents Softball Quotes Get You Pumped For The Game
posted at TheProSportsFan.
stay young from the inside out
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Luz presents Is Sugar Causing Your Wrinkles? posted at Fitnessluz.
Mystery presents Treating Wrinkles around the Sensitive Eye Area posted
at Healthy Skin Topics and Articles.
Natalie Thomas presents 23 Longevity Secrets Learned From the Blue
Zones posted at Surgical Technician Schools, saying, The top three killers
of Americans including heart attack, cancer, and stroke are much lower
here. In addition, not only are life years extended, but healthy life years
as well. Women can also expect a much more pleasant trip through
menopause.
ioventuresinc.com presents PERLESH TREATMENT OPTIONS posted
at Angular Cheilitis, saying, Do you have chapped lips? Do you find it
painful to open or close your mouth? Perlesh is a condition wherein cracks
or fissure or lesions develop on your lips or along the corners of your mouth.
This skin condition is also sometimes referred to as cheilosis, angular stom-
atitis or angular cheilitis
Lou Macabasco presents 23 Secrets To Good Life posted at Live Life to the
Fullest, saying, The secret to good life is a life thats lived to the fullest.
Warren presents Positive Priming posted at GenerallyThinking.com, say-
ing, The fountain of youth has been discovered (well, kind of)! Psycholo-
gists conducted a study that, as far as science was able to tell, made elderly
participants biologically younger! Its based on a principle called priming,
this article explains what priming is, why it works, and most importantly,
what the fountain of youth really is (again, kind of).
FitnessOverS0 presents Dead Or ALive posted at Fitness Over 30, saying,
I am referring to calories. Are most of the calories you eat dead or are they
alive? Here is a thought if you eat mostly dead calories, how can you feel
vibrant and alive?
Submit your blog article to the next edition of staying young from the
inside out using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts
can be found on our blog carnival index page.
photo credit which way to go?
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Tough Guy ChaIIenge Prep HayIey and
friends Week 2
Monday, March l5, 20l0
Adventures in living a healthy, juicy life
Guest Post by Hayley Forster
You cant teach an old dog new tricks, so says the old proverb. Granted,
Im certainly not an old dog Im only 26. But what if this 26 year old has
spent most of her life exercising her brain and not her body?
How do you get this girl to then transform her hectic life into a life that
is not only hectic, but also fit and healthy?
Well, you give her a terrifying challenge thats what!
Peter and Hayley visiting Cheryls martial arts class in Boston
I was never a sporty girl. My sister Kelly was a tomboy when she was
younger. My mum and dad would turn their backs and Kelly would be up
a tree or teetering on some rocks looking for shells. My sister was very
adventurous.
There is quite a big age gap between my sister and I. Kelly is 6.3 years older
than me and I was the typical little sister wanting to do everything like my
big sis did. I started my life (and continued it) as a bit of a nerd. On
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my first day of school, I asked for homework yes I was 3 and I asked
for homework.
Looking back Im not sure if I was a stupid, clearly unstable child or I was
just a healthy curious little girl who wanted to grow up quickly and be like
her big sister who would write reports instead of playing with toys.
No matter how hard I tried, there was one thing I didnt or couldnt follow
Kelly on and that was her sense of adventure. I was never very good
about coming out of my comfort zone.
My mum took me to a dance class when I was about 3. She didnt even get
out the door before I screamed my head off I remember being absolutely
mortified that she would take me to a room full of girls dressed as fairies
and leave me there! How dare she! Adventure was not my thing I was
a home girl.
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Becoming Adventurous
The biggest challenge I have is transforming myself from a girl who is used
to getting her exercise from walking to the vending machine or dancing on
a night out, to a girl who can run laps round people and have fun doing it.
Tough
Ive become much more adventurous in the past few years, but my idea of
adventure is visiting different cultures, countries and learning new things.
I am not a physical adventure girl.
The reason I am not a physical girl is not because I cannot do it it
is because Ive gotten into the habit of not being physical. In order to
complete Tough Guy, I need to turn the past 26 years around and get a new
habit a habit of wanting to get fit and being a cardio machine!
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Forge a New Habit
Apparently it takes 21 days to form a new habit. Lets hope this is
true..
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I understand that I have set myself a challenge and it will take time. My
biggest issue is that Im very impatient. If I dont see results instantly, Ill
give up why put in all the effort, if you dont get any results?
This is the mindset I have to get out of, as it will not happen with a click of
the fingers. If it were that easy I would have done it years ago!
The weekend before I started training, I over indulged a little.. Long lie
ins and chocolate cheesecakes come to mind. Why not? If I was being good
for the next 3 months, I was going to make the most of my free weekend!
But then something odd happened Monday morning arrived and I
was a new Hayley! I woke up at 6.30am for a 3-mile bike ride, went to
work with a spring in my step and then had a 2-mile run at lunchtime. Now
I say run it was more of a walk 30 seconds, run 30 seconds. But this was
a part of our plan. Yes you heard right we have a plan! We have even set
ourselves goals! We are aiming to:
Run 2 miles on a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Bike ride 3 miles at least on a Tuesday and Wednesday.
Circuit training on a Wednesday evening.
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Another form of exercise one day of the weekend.
Even after 2 weeks I have learnt some very vital things in this whole
habit changing challenge:
Set yourself goals. If youre sure you want to do this you need to do it
properly. Add timelines to these goals.
Decide why you want to do this. There must a reason for you to complete
your challenge. I lost 30lbs in weight because I was getting married and
wanted to look slim line and beautiful on the big day. I want to become fit
because I would like to survive the Tough Guy challenge. Some reasons
may be more serious than others but you need a reason. It will help you
stick to it. When you find it tough, just think of your reason and you will
find extra strength.
Keep yourself motivated. Whether this is by rewarding yourself when you
hit one of your targets or telling your friends, family or blog readers about
your progress.
Stay clear of negative people. Whatever your challenge is, youre doing it
for a reason. The people around you should respect this. Even the slightest
negative comment can knock you from your track. Surround yourself with
people who celebrate your accomplishments and show an interest.
You can always start off with a bang, but maintaining the enthusiasm is the
biggest challenge. I will not lie. I am in pain. I am tired. I am doubting
myself. This would not be called Tough Guy Challenge if it were easy
and I see some tough times ahead.
I am 14 days into my habit. I will be honest and say I am struggling. Both
the physical and mental aspects are tough, but Im showing improvements
already. Keeping to the four points I mentioned above and most im-
portantly having fun with it, will keep me going. This is more a mental
challenge than a physical challenge for me and anyone that knows me and
my physical abilities will find that hard to believe but its true.
Just remember this:
Habits are an essential part of our life, without them we would fail in
most things we try to accomplish. They help us to reach specific goals,
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stay focused along the way and keep on pushing when the going gets
tough.
If I do complete this and I manage to create a newhabit for myself I would
like to make it official and I will say it here first. I am changing the proverb.
It is no longer you cant teach an old dog new tricks. It will be you can
teach an old dog new tricks. It will be bloody exhausting, but you will get
there eventually
For more information about the Tough Guy Challenge, see
Hayleys Report for Week One
And while were on the subject, what about the rest of you?
What challenge will you take on over these next 3 months?
The American Heart Association is encouraging everyone to change our
eating habits and get more exercise to support a healthy heart.
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jollow her twitter.com/jairly_normal
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bIogging tips from expert bIoggers New
York Times vs SITS girIs bIoggy boot camp
Wednesday, March l7, 20l0
Adventures in living a healthy, juicy life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Ruffled Feathers
Men know what happens when a group of women get their feathers ruf-
fled.
War council!
Men know to make themselves scarce immediately. Not a good time for
a rooster to be in the hen house.
When its another woman who ruffles our feathers, things are not so clear
cut. Being attacked from the inside friendly fire as it were, smacks
of cruelty.
Introducing 3ennifer Mendelsohn, a female blogger who recently pub-
lished an article that appeared in the NY Times Sunday printed edition and
on the NYTimes website on March 14, 2010 on page ST1 of the New York
edition.
Jennifer attended bloggy boot camp hosted by SITS (the secret is in
sauce) in Baltimore, MD. She reported her experiences in an article printed
on March 12, 2010 called,
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Honey, Dont Bother Mommy.
Im Too Busy Building My Brand.
stop blogging and play with me!
Oh dear, that title is not a good start.
Now, Im thinking that you have a mother or you know someone who is a
mother.
Busy mums dont want people questioning what theyre doing with their
time.
Mothers are sensitive to anyone suggesting that theyre not available to their
kids.

Kids always demand attention. They never get enough!


Theres a problem with the sardonic, condescending tone that Jennifer used
to discuss the woman leading the conference.
Jennifer is a mommy blogger too! Not cool, 3enny.
SITS or the secret is in the sauce is a commenting community that Improud
to be a member of.
Heres a description of the group:
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SITS was started in July 2008 by Tiffany Romero and Heather Blair to
create a community where ANY woman could be featured- whether she
blogged about politics, recipes, business, home decor or all of the above.
A place where women new to blogging and seasoned veterans could ex-
pand their readership, connect with other bloggers and be part of an online
community.
Now, at over 3,000 members and growing, SITS has become a strong, sup-
portive and diverse community of women. We have featured hundreds of
women, who have in turn, received thousands of comments. We have pro-
moted their charities, celebrated their successes and mourned their losses.
Together.
SITS has now evolved into a real life community as well, with ourbloggy
boot camptour, which offers one day events for local women to join to-
gether for a day of networking, education and fun.
We have been humbled daily by the support women show one another
through our platform they are kind, generous and engaging more than
we ever hoped for and our gratitude is, well, immeasurable.
The Secret to Success IS Support.
Uh oh, JennijerI You rujjled THOSE qirls jeathersyikesI
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From the SITS website:
Welcome to the Sitstahood! We are a group of women bloggers dedi-
cated to supporting one another by leaving comments. Lots and lots of
comments.
Whether you are new to blogging and looking for blogs to read, or a veteran
looking to expand your readership, a mommy blogger or a single gal, SITS
is for you!
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As a way of standing up for themselves and to show support for their
SITStahs, a facebook fan page has been created:
Mothers Who Blog speaking out against the NY Times
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Heather and Tiffany are encouraging everyone to take the time to read these
response posts and to comment.
Tiffany Honey, I Just Want to Connect Women.
Heather Its Heather-speak, for Im a little miffed.
Jessica Gottlieb Dont Bother Mommy, Shes Rabid Right Now.
Liz, Mom 101 Honey, Dont Bother Mommy, I am writing a Mildly An-
noyed Letter to the NY Times.
Kelby Carr Newspaper Bias Against Mom Bloggers
Mama Kat Honey, Dont Bother with the NY Times. They Are Too Busy
Slamming Your Mommy.
Angela England Blogging and Motherhood- Success is Not Limited to One
or the Other.
Francesca, Mayhem 8 Moxie And Then There Was the Time I Sounded
Like an Ass in the New York Times.
Michele: The NY Times Just Did Mom Bloggers A Favorand Opened a
Pandoras Box
We know there are even more well-written responses out there in fact,
there is an entire facebook group dedicated to this topic.
photo credit kitten
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There were some good parts to 3ennifer Mendelsohns NYTimes arti-
cle.
Ive included the relevant and most useful portions of her two page report:
Honey, Dont Bother Mommy.
Im Too Busy Building My Brand
by Jennifer Mendelsohn
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March 12, 2010
According to a 2009 study by BlogHer, iVillage and Compass Partners, 23
million women read, write or comment on blogs weekly. The blogo-
sphere is where authentic conversation is happening, said Pamela Parker,
a senior manager with Federated Media, which sells ad space for an A-list
roster of about 130 bloggers that includes superstars like Dooce and the
Pioneer Woman, whove parlayed their blogs into lucrative one-woman in-
dustries.
Marketers are recognizing that they want to be there, associated with that
authentic conversation, Ms. Parker said.
And how. According to eMarketer, advertising on blogs will top $746
million by 2012, more than twice the figure for 2007. There are perks,
too. In just the last month alone, popular mommy bloggers have been sent
to the Olympics, courtesy of Procter 8 Gamble, and to the Oscars, courtesy
of Kodak, and road-tripped to Disney World in a Chevy Traverse, cour-
tesy of G. M. Canada, to help raise awareness about Duchennes muscular
dystrophy.
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blogging tips from expert bloggers
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Welcome to the March 17, 2010 edition of blogging tips from expert blog-
gers. Each week, Ill present a list of relevant, useful and effective blog
posts to help you create a more efficient blog. Everybody who blogs is
busy. The information presented here is collected in one place to save you
time. Busy Bloggers welcomed here!
community
Chris presents How Amateur Bloggers Create Great Posts
posted at Martial Development.
3oe Revod presents How To Be A LIKEABLE Personposted
at Make Money On The Internet.
making money online
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Digerati Life presents Make Money Blogging: Top Bloggers
And HowMuch They Earn posted at The Digerati Life, saying,
Thanks!
Wallet Blogger presents Online Business Guide: Start, Sell
and Succeed! posted at The Smarter Wallet.
social media
Leineriza presents 2 Reasons Why Teens Prefer Facebook
Over Twitter posted at Blogger for Hire, saying, A recent
study says the that teens and young adults are gravitating more
towards Facebook than Twitter and blogging. Here are two rea-
sons why they avoid Twitter, and what to keep in mind when
engaging them via social media for marketing purposes.
Diane Steward presents 7 Twitter Users Every Engineering
Student Should Follow posted at Online Engineering Pro-
grams.
Want to be part of this list?
Submit your blog article to the next edition of blogging tips
from expert bloggers using our carnival submission form.
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Womens Independent WorId MMA
Rankings: March 20l0
Friday, March l9, 20l0
Originally published on mmaratings.net
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Female MMA Fighters
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gina carano female mma fighter
The inaugural March 2010 Womens Independent World MMA Rankings
have been released. These rankings are independent of any single MMA
media outlet or sanctioning body and are published on multiple web sites.
The members of the voting panel for the Womens Independent World
MMA Rankings are:
Nicholas Bailey (MMA Ratings)
Jim Genia (Full Contact Fighter, MMA Memories, and MMA Journalist
Blog)
Yael Grauer (MMA HQ)
Jesse Holland (MMA Mania)
Robert Joyner (Freelance)
Zac Robinson (Sports by the Numbers MMA)
Leland Roling (Bloody Elbow)
Michael David Smith (AOL Fanhouse)
Joshua Stein (MMA Opinion)
Ivan Trembow (Freelance)
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Womens March 2010 Independent World MMA Rankings
Ballots collected on March 16, 2010
Middleweight Rankings (136 to 14S lbs.)
1. Cristiane Cyborg Santos (9-1)
2. Erin Toughill (10-2-1)
3. Marloes Coenen (17-4)
4. Gina Carano (7-1)
3. Yuko Hiroko Yamanaka (7-1-1)
6. Shana Olsen (3-0)
7. Cindy Dandois (2-0)
8. Malissa Sherwood (3-1)
9. Amanda Nunes (3-1)
10. Jamie Seaton (2-1)
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Kobold vs Carano plus Cyborg vs Carano
highlights of fights on video
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Welterweight Rankings (126 to 13S lbs.)
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Roxanne Modafferi, female MMA fighter
1. Sarah Kaufman (11-0)
2. Tara LaRosa (18-1)
3. Roxanne Modafferi (14-3)
4. Takayo Hashi (12-2)
3. Hitomi Akano (13-6)
6. Shayna Baszler (10-6)
7. Miesha Tate (8-2)
8. Adrienna AJ Jenkins (17-2)
9. Vanessa Porto (10-4)
10. Jennifer Tate (6-1)
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Lightweight Rankings (116 to 12S lbs.)
1. Rosi Sexton (10-1)
2. Aisling Daly (9-0)
3. Tara LaRosa (18-1)
4. Emi Fujino (8-3)
3. Sally Krumdiack (7-3)
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6. Lynn Alvarez (3-1)
7. Rin Nakai (6-0)
8. Lena Ovchynnikova (6-0)
9. Monica Lovato (4-1)
10. Matsumi Kasai (4-0)
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Featherweight Rankings (106 to 11S lbs.)
1. Megumi Fujii (19-0)
2. Yuka Tsuji (22-2)
3. Lisa Ward (12-3)
4. Mei V Hajime Yamaguchi (6-2)
3. Jessica Pene (7-0)
6. Jessica Aguilar (7-3)
7. Kyoko Takabayashi (10-4)
8. Angela Magana (8-4)
9. Elena Reid (4-0)
10. Saori Ishioka (8-4)
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The rankings will be tabulated and published on a monthly basis, with fight-
ers receiving ten points for a first-place vote, nine points for a second-place
vote, and so on.
According to the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts, the official names of
the weight classes in womens MMA are Middleweight for the 143-pound
division, Welterweight for the 133-pound division, Lightweight for the 123-
pound division, and Featherweight for the 113-pound division.
The members of our voting panel are instructed to vote primarily based on
fighters actual accomplishments in the cage/ring (the quality of opposition
that theyve actually beaten), not based on a broad, subjective perception of
which fighters would theoretically win hypothetical match-ups.
Inactivity: Fighters who have not fought in the past 12 months are not
eligible to be ranked, and will regain their eligibility the next time they
fight.
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Disciplinary Suspensions: Fighters who are currently serving disciplinary
suspensions, or who have been denied a license for drug test or disciplinary
reasons, are not eligible to be ranked.
Changing Weight Classes: When a fighter announces that she is leaving
one weight class in order to fight in another weight class, the fighter is not
eligible to be ranked in the new weight class until she has her first fight in
the new weight class.
Catch Weight Fights: When fights are contested at weights that are in
between the limits of the various weight classes, they are considered to be
in the higher weight class. The weight limits for each weight class are listed
at the top of the rankings for each weight class.
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Special thanks to Eric Kamander, Joshua Stein, and Yael Grauer for their
invaluable help with this project, and special thanks to Garrett Bailey for
designing our logo.
photo credits Cyborg, Roxanne, Gina
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Stay Young Try Car Dancing a micro
movement from the Levity Project
Sunday, March 2l, 20l0
Adventures in living a healthy, juicy life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
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The Levity Project: Car Dancing Micro-Movement
Look jor me (Cheryl) dancinq and wearinq a red hat about 2 minutes in
I take my car dancinq very seriously lolI
Lance Ekum, from the 3ungleofLife, joined with Katie West and Ina
Lukas, of The Levity Project, in creating the first Levity Project Micro
Movement.
Car Dancinq: A celebration! People from around the world joining to-
gether. In their corner of the worlddancing! In cars. Down side-
walks. In homes. This video is their dance. Its much more than that
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though. This video is our dance.for all who watch it. Celebrore! And let
that dance in you, whatever it is, take new steps into what is possible!
Do you ever sense how truly connected we are to one another? How our
actions, however big or small, however positive or negativein some way,
impact others? To learn more, go to the JungleofLife.
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Stay Young from the inside out
blog carnival
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funny
Aparna presents Sense of humor-tips to regain it posted at Beauty and Per-
sonal Grooming, saying, Our sense of humor abandons us right when we
need it the most- on a really bad day. We seem to associate growing up with
getting serious. Sometimes we suppress our laughter simply because we
are afraid of what others will think of us. Our funny bone gets broken.
Here are some suggestions for repairing your sense of humor and regaining
healthy laughter:
Madeleine Begun Kane presents Does Your Guilt Spring Eternal? posted
at Mad Kanes Humor Blog.
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most interesting
3ohn Laugherton presents Everything You Need to Know About the Male
Birth Control Pill posted at Online Ultrasound School, saying, Depending
upon funding, it appears that new methods for birth control are on the hori-
zon for men. While men and women both have their thoughts about the
ability for men to take control over their sexual lives in a way that women
have had since the 1960s, others may not understand how this birth control
might work, or how this transition of power might feel.
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Dr. Sherman 3. Silber presents Vasectomy Reversal explained by World-
Leading Vasectomy Reversal Specialist Dr. Sherman Silber of the Infer-
tility Center of St. Louis posted at Dr. Silbers Blog Notes, Observations
and Thoughts About Infertility, saying, Dr. Sherman Silber is a leading
infertility doctor and specializes in treating both female infertility and male
infertility through a variety of procedures, including in vitro fertilization,
vasectomy reversal, ICSI and egg freezing. Dr. Silber shares his thoughts
on recent infertility articles and infertility news on his blog.
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expertise
Bluehippo Avalonne presents 30 Essential Web Resources on the Health
Care vs. Cost Debate posted at Masters in Health Administration, say-
ing, One of the most heated debates going on right now has to do with
health care. There is a great deal of consternation right now related to
how health costs can be brought under control, while maintaining quality
of health care.
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3ennifer Meyer presents Top 23 Naturopathic Blogs posted at BSN to
MSN, saying, Naturopathy, a way of living naturally with a focus on nat-
ural remedies and the bodys vital ability to heal and maintain itself. Natur-
opathy is focused on preventative measures, although many clinics offer to
help remedy health situations that already exist.
Aaliyah Williams presents The Definitive Guide to CDC.gov: 10 Re-
sources Everyone Should Bookmark posted at Masters in Health Informat-
ics, saying, If you are looking for reliable information on health, one of the
best places to go is the web sit of the Centers for Disease Control. CDC.gov
offers a number of resources and information that can help you keep on top
of what is happening in the world of disease, health education, and even
healthy living.
Alba Cherry presents 100 Best Twitter Feeds to Follow Health News
posted at Nursing School Search Blog.
Diane Diego presents 7 Twitter Users Every Cancer Researcher Should Fol-
low posted at LPN to RN Bridge, saying, Here are seven twitter users that
every cancer researcher should follow in order to stay abreast of the latest
breakthroughs and interesting news from the field of oncology.
Ava 3ones presents 30 Nutritionists You Should Follow on Twitter posted
at Physical Therapy Assistant Schools, saying, Here is the list of 30 nutri-
tionists you should follow on Twitter. Whether looking to lose weight, get
healthy, or exercise more, they offer loads of help at no charge.
Glory Scott presents 30 Essential Open Courseware Classes on Medical
Technology posted at Online LPN to RN, saying, With technology ad-
vancing at its current rapid pace, and with the movement toward more elec-
tronic involvement in health and medicine, it can be extremely helpful to
have a basic understanding of medical technology. If you are looking to
brush up on your knowledge of medical technology, there are open course-
ware classes, most of them free, that you can take in the comfort of your
home.
Alisha Harmann presents 23 Infographics 8 Research Studies to Learn
About the Childhood Obesity Epidemic posted at Nursing Assistant Guides,
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saying, How bad is the childhood obesity problem? The following statis-
tics are divided into categories with numerous links to information that back
the numbers, including links provided through each image.
Bluehippo Avalonne presents Pregnancy How-Tos, FAQs, and Answers:
23 Free, Essential Web sites posted at ultrasound tech school, saying, You
should make sure to consult regularly with your health care professional
throughout. But to help you figure out the basics, and come up with the right
questions to ask, here are 23 places you can turn for pregnancy answers.
aaron presents Green Dot Prepaid MasterCard posted at
Prepaidcards123.
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fitness
Dr. Armughan Riaz presents Do you Have Isolated Systolic High Blood
Pressure posted at High Blood Pressure Symptoms Treatment Diet.
Ianternet presents Post Workout Supplement: Peanut Butter posted at Tiny
Muscles.
jeni presents GoWear Fit Review posted at Savvy Skin: Anti-aging Skin-
care secrets to fabulous, smooth, glowing skin! Skin care, Botox, acne and
wrinkle prevention tips.
S 3eevan presents How to Get Rid of Acne posted at Wealth and Wellness
Blog, saying, There are many different causes for acne. All forms of acne
have their origin in wrong food habits, such as irregular hours of eating,
improper food, excess of starch, sugar and fatty foods.
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Denise Harris presents Aching Knees posted at Able Mart, saying, Aching
knees can happen at any age, but these tips will get you back on your
feet.
Faithe 3amse presents 30 Excellent Twitterers Providing Daily Health and
Fitness Tips posted at Masters in Health Education, saying, These Twit-
terers provide daily (often hourly) health and fitness tips to anyone who
cares to follow, providing a world of health channeled right to your com-
puter or mobile phone.
Diane Steward presents Top 30 Official Blogs by Professional Athletes
posted at sports management, saying, Technology and the Internet have
made it possible for professional athletes to interact with fans via blogs and
through social media, like Twitter. Indeed, some sports agents encourage
blogging and social media use by professional athletes as a way to further
promote the brand.
Beginner Cycling presents Beginner Cycling Accessories posted at
Beginner Cycling, saying, Heres what you need, besides a bike, to get
started in cycling.
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stay young from the inside out
Tyler presents Drink Yerba Mate tea. posted at Yeah. You Should!, saying,
stay young and energized with Yerba Mate tea!
C. Myers presents Natural Remedies for Enlarged Prostate j Mind Mart
posted at Mind Mart, saying, Most men will deal with an enlarged prostate
at some point. The good news is that there are many supplements and herbs
that will help the condition.
Randy Powell presents TUMORS, ALKALINE FOOD DIET AND THE
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY posted at Eating-Veggies.com: High
Alkaline Diet blog.
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Isabella Smith presents The 12 Best Online Tools to Quit Smoking posted
at Pharmacy Technician Certification, saying, If you or someone you love
needs help putting the cigarettes out for good, take a look at the 12 best
online tools to quit smoking listed in this article.
3ames OConnor presents Armani Jeans Information 8 Review posted at
UK Designer Fashion Blog Designer Clothing Info Mens 8 Womens
Brands, saying, Review of Armani Jeans One of the leading worldwide
brands. Unbiased Armani information.
Tomar Levine presents Beauty 8 Soul posted at Blooming, saying, What
are your experiences of having Art or the natural everywhere beauty of
Reality wash away the dust of everyday?
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Tough Guy ChaIIenge Week 3 Dr. Stoppage
Knee ProbIems
Tuesday, March 23, 20l0
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Guest Post by Hayley Forster
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nersel[ ro unJerqo rne Touqn Guy Cnollenqe scneJuleJ [or July 2010 in
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Week 3 has arrived and the big question is:
Have I managed to form my new habit?
Hayley, preparing for the tough guy challenge, hits a snag
In last weeks post, I wrote about how it takes 21 days to form a new habit.
I was a little skeptical for this particular challenge I must admit.
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I have done this before and it worked 3 years ago, I decided I needed to
lose weight for my wedding so I changed my diet.
All my effort paid off and I lost S0lbs in 3 months much quicker than
my 1 year target!
And yes, the first 3 weeks were VERY difficult but, after that initial dis-
comfort, I settled into a new routine and the weight fell off!
However, the reason I was skeptical for this particular challenge was
that it involves some form of endurance, skill and physical abilities.
Im quite short on all of these key things, hence my doubt on if I could
change my views on physical exercise.
Like Cheryl, Im a huge (Mixed Martial Arts) MMA fan and have
watched these guys for years getting ready for fights, training nonstop
and having so much energy and passion its an understatement to say I
envied these people!
However, after 3 weeks in training (I really feel I need some form of dra-
matic music or at least a drum roll here)
I feel Ive been converted to the lifestyle of physical activity!
Im not admitting Im now a professional athlete who trains 8 hours a day,
6 days a week, but I certainly have improved my daily routine.
I get up early and ride my bike, go running in my lunch hour and find myself
wanting to be more and more active. Who wants to sit down!?!?!
For those of you who know me well, you will find this very unusual, after
all (a lot of) food and (a lot of) sleep are VERY important to me.
However, I am sacrificing these things in order to get more training time in
and am I bothered? Has it affected me in a negative way? NO!
I love the training. I even get excited about it!
In fact, I sometimes feel guilty on my rest day that Im not doing some
form of exercise. Ive felt the benefits in more than one area Im much
more alert, have more energy, my skin is getting clearer, my body is getting
a bit more definition and my lung capacity is certainly much larger!
However, there is a BUT to this story
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I knew there would be hurdles along the way, but to be honest, I didnt think
theyd be this soon.
I was told on Friday I cannot run for at least 3 to 4 weeks or do any
high impact exercise
I never thought I would say this, but I was VERY upset. Dont these people
know I have a challenge to prepare for?
What is the problem you may ask? Well, apparently, I have low arches in
my feet and because of this I run a little odd.
This has caused problems in my knees with sharp pains and bruising to the
point where it is painful to walk and cross my legs. Ive had 3 days of rest
now, but Im itching to get back into it.
Despite this hurdle, I need to keep going.
Im trying to be sensible as I know that my knees are very important
without them I would not get very far. But it is very difficult to go easy on
myself when I have set myself a goal and a challenge.
Sometimes, things come along which make you have to re-think your game
plan and adjust your goals accordingly. This is what I need to do.
In the lead up to this bombshell, I have been watching a documentary which
is keeping me on track. Good timing on the BBCs part! I must thank them
for that
Who has heard of Eddie Izzard?
Eddie is a British stand up comic/transvestite/actor. This guy is 47 years old
and very much like me, had never been into his physical exercise. Despite
this, he decided he was going to run around Great Britain for Sport Relief.
Sport Relief is a charity to help disadvantaged people, both in the UK
and across the worlds poorest countries to turn their lives around. It
has a unique history of dedicated people doing extraordinary things to make
a difference Eddie is one of these people.
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Experts were saying it would be a miracle if he managed to complete this
and that he would go down as a sports icon, if he was able to pass the
finishing line.
The odds were certainly against him. Even professional runners are ad-
vised not to run 2 marathons in 2 days as it takes your body 3 weeks to
recover!
Eddie, a 47 year old unconditioned comedian, visits his doctor
Despite the fact he had never run 1 mile before, this guy decided to complete
this challenge with only 6.3 weeks training.
Did he manage it?
Yes! Eddie completed 43 marathons (1,166 miles) in S1 days! Amaz-
ing!
Eddie put himself through physical and mental torture.
After 4 marathons, he started to get severe blisters which then lead to infec-
tions as well as hip, knee and ankle injuries his body was going through
severe pain, but he battled through it.
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If he had admitted to himself that he was crazy (which when you look at the
facts he is), he would have never finished, but he kept his belief and this
belief lead him across that finishing line.
This challenge was not only physical but a huge part of it was mental.
Abig help to himon his journey was having people supporting himand
he certainly came across some very extraordinary people.
One guy had returned from the war in Iraq and then lost both his legs in a
mountaineering accident. Instead of letting life pass him by, he decided to
travel around the UK on his hand cycle for over 1,000 miles! Another lady
who had lost her husband, decided to run around the world over 20,000
miles in 3 years!
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Suddenly my challenge does not seem so crazy
I was sitting watching Eddies documentary and felt so much desire to get
up and run. He is an inspiration if he can complete 43 marathons in 31
days with very little rest and training,
I can complete the Tough Guy Challenge!
Even if my knees do fold I can take my hand cycle.
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See what happens next -
Knocked Off Course by Volcanic Ash Tough Guy Challenge Update
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wirn ner nusbonJ, Pere. Born nove Jeep love [or rne sporr o[ MixeJ Morriol
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jollow her twitter.com/jairly_normal
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What challenge will you take on over these next S months?
The American Heart Association is encouraging everyone to change
our eating habits and get more exercise to support a healthy heart.
Let us know in the comments section!
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bIogging tips from expert bIoggers get
attention from peopIe who cant see
Wednesday, March 24, 20l0
Adventures in living a healthy, juicy life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Is Your Web Site Accessible to People Who Cant See?
vision impaired student at computer with professor looking on
Now thats an interesting question. Ive always assumed that someone else
has sorted that out so I dont have to think about it.
But, according to Tom Babinszki from evengrounds, it doesnt happen
automatically. It requires effort on my part.
Luckily, there are some things we can do easily to help make our sites more
accessible to people with vision or hearing issues.
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Recently, I asked Tomwhat we bloggers could do or should do to capture
the attention of someone who reads differently from a sighted person.
Here are my question and his response on The Fear of Making Web Sites
Accessible
My Question:
how to capture or focus attention of a person who cant see page
Submitted by Cheryl from thatgirlisfunny on Sun, 03/21/2010 13:32.
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I use color ro inJicore imporronce or ro [ocus someones eye ro o cerroin
poinr or pnrose on o poqe.
How do I capture the attention oj a person who cant see? What is it that
compels him or her to keep readinq? Do you have tips or tricks or insiqht
into how to arranqe content to capture the attention oj a person who cant
see the paqe?
For ouJio, we use voice in[lecrion. For viJeo, we use boJy lonquoqe. Ive
never rnouqnr obour nowro enqoqe o non-siqnreJ persons orrenrion ro wrir-
ren worJs.
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Toms Answer:
game cube for blind people has knobs and bits and bobs to make this game
fun for everyone
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Cneryl,
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soy rnor rne monJorory [ielJs ore mor|eJ wirn reJ. Rorner, mor| ir wirn reJ,
onJ olso inJicore ir wirn o * or soy requireJ.
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noviqorion, rne use o[ neoJinqs, lisrs, Jescriprive lin|s, erc. I con rell you
wnor wor|s [or siqnreJ people, will wor| [or visuolly impoireJ people i[
coJeJ properly. Ir will be somewnor Ji[[erenr o[ course, rney wonr loo| [or
niqnliqnreJ conrenr. Bur rney will loo| [or in[ormorion, onJ i[ ir is eosy ro
[inJ, you will nove rneir orrenrion.
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The student being assisted by his professor in the photo above is taken from
an interesting story entitled:
Seeing-Eye Computer Guides Blind
Helen Keller once said that what a blind person needs is not a teacher
but another self. Researchers are developing a system that aims to provide
something close a computerized seeing assistant that will help blind
people read books, access Web pages, recognize faces and navigate unfa-
miliar rooms.
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The portable version of the system, called Tyflos Greek for blind
consists of a tiny camera mounted on a pair of glasses, a laptop carried in a
backpack, a headset and a microphone. Designed by researchers at Wright
State University, Tyflos converts the images recorded by the camera into
verbal messages conveyed to the user.
Read More
photo credit vision impaired student, rubiks cube of doom
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Welcome to the March 24, 2010 edition of
blogging tips from expert bloggers
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Each week we gather together blogging tips from expert bloggers. Each
blogger is challenged to present tools that are relevant, useful and ef-
fective. Busy bloggers need time-saving, easily implementable tips.
Do you have ideas or tools youd like to list on this page? Send them in
through the BlogCarnival link (small grey box). Im looking forward to
receiving your best posts!
community
Annabel Candy presents Getting Over the Blogger 6 Month Itch posted
at ProBlogger Blog Tips, saying, The most important rule for successful
blogging is to stick with it. I kept at it and now after a year I have over 1000
subscribers:)
Lucky Agarwal presents The easiest way to create a blog for dummies
Learning, Sharing, Collaborating posted at Learning, Sharing, Collaborat-
ing.
Digerati Life presents Find The Best Web Host For Your Online Business
posted at The Digerati Life
influential blogger
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Mariana Ashley presents Google Earth for Educators: 30 Exciting Ideas
for the Classroom posted at Associate Degree Facts and Information.
GreatManagement presents 43 Blogger Tips What you should do after
installing WordPress posted at We Build Your Blog, saying, The blog post
is simple really and shares with you exactly what the titles says 43 ideas for
you to do after you have installed WordPress.
making money online
Leon N. presents The Science of Niche Internet Marketing posted at How
to Build Residual Income, saying, Anyone can put up a site but how many
people can consistently make a mere $100 a month? Very few. Heres what
you need to know to hit that level of income and beyond.
BWL presents How to make money with a blog posted at Money in the
Bible j Christian Personal Finance Blog, saying, This is a 6,S00 word
article I wrote documenting how I make money with my blog
seo
Ziki presents The Highest Paying AdSense Keywords List For Domain
Names (March 2010) posted at Make Money with Youtube.
axel presents Easy Steps To More Search Engine Traffic posted at axel g.
social media
Web Radio Resource presents Fun with Blog Carnivals posted at Web Ra-
dio Resource, saying, Blog Carnivals: Great marketing tool! the summery
of your blog is shared all over, and people will come to your blog to read
the rest.
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Submit your blog article to the next edition of blogging tips from expert
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Top l0 funniest facebook fan pages:
Because I read TwiIight I have unreaIistic
expectations in Men
Friday, March 26, 20l0
Adventures in living a healthy, juicy life
Guest Post by Anto
Anto joins us [rom Sinqopore roJoy. Tnis is her second visit to ThatGirl-
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Antos Top 10 Funniest Facebook Fan Pages
I love Facebook.
I am on it at least 12 hours daily to connect with friends, get the latest gos-
sip and to simply pass my time with the never-ending amount of games to
play.
Im on it so much, I get asked for advice in creating group and fan pages or
using the social ads.
They should create a Facebook Anonymous group in Singapore for
me to attend because I may be bordering the addiction line any time
soon.
With that said, I am so glad that Cheryl invited me to do a guest post on my
top 10 funniest facebook fan pages. There are so many interesting, weird
and downright stupid groups out there that deserve some spotlight for even
being created.
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My moms on facebook song
636,092 views
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Here are my picks for the
Top 10 Funniest Facebook Fan PagesEnjoy!
because of Twilight, I have unrealistic expectations of men
Because I read Twiliqnr I have unrealistic expectations in Men Haha-
hahThis is so true for me. Ladies, when it comes to love, I want a fairytale
whirl-wind romance and to be scooped by Prince Charming. I used to fan-
tasize about a hot guy coming in a white loose shirt and immaculate hair to
come rescue me. Not only do I want it, reading and watching Twilight has
pushed this want to the extreme. Who doesnt want the romantic mys-
terious vampire or the hot-blooded cheeky werewolf to sweep you off
your feet?
Obama was inspired by Bob the Builder. Look at their mottos! YES WE
CAN!I never realised this until I remembered their famous taglines. It
would be so hilarious if Obama got this motto from watching Bob The
Builder with his daughters a while back when he was planning his cam-
paign and decided, THIS WAS IT. Youd never know.
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When I dont know a song at a club, I catch the chorus 8 pretend to know
it! Come on, were all guilty of this I do this all the time when I go see a
live band at the pubs. I love the songs, I remember them, but I cannot sing a
full song for the life of me. My goldfish memory just prohibits me from
singing itso I resort to singing the chorus and instrumental humming.
When life gives you lemons, ask for salt and tequila I love this one, telling
us that when life sucks, you find an alternative way around doing things.
Throw in some alcohol while youre at it! Haha classic.
Asian Girls With Blue Eyes, Stop Pretending. Who Are You Fooling? Oh
my godpeople you have no idea how often I see this here in Singapore.
There are so many pure Asian girls walking around with coloured contact
lenses. You may think so what, its just for fun and its up to them but
over here, the girls who do this REALLY think they are Caucasian, will
only date Caucasian men and put on a slang to fake it. We call them Soronq
Porry Girls. Image from tomorrow.sg Ladies, you need to wake up from
your racial identity crisis and come back down to reality.
Talking Into A Fan To Hear Your Robot Voice I used to do this so much as
a kid. In secondary school, a bunch of us will pretend were The Supremes
and start singing their songs into the fan just to irritate everyone else.
Getting out of bed in the morning is one of lifes hardest challenges. Its so
true. My bed is so comfy and everyday, I dread getting out of it. Its like as
though my bed has a magical pull over me and it lures me back into it.
Randomely laughing because you remembered something funny. Apart
from Randomely being spelt wrongly in this group, I do this all the time
and I bet people think I am crazy. Once in a while, I get little flashbacks
of my childhood, secondary school or something my nephews said and it
literally cracks me up. Then, the staring commences and people just back
away. Hahah oh well
I Love When Sluts Join Groups about Hating Sluts. It Makes me Laugh.
Sorry, but darlings, if you are known for being slutty, why shoot yourself in
the foot by joining groups like this? That, in itself, is a joke because you end
up being a slut, hypocritical to your fellow slut mates or you are blonde.
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Its funny how sitting boy girl boy girl used to be a punishment Okay,
I come from an all-girl school so to me I was never affected by something
like that but I cant even imagine that being a punishment?! Its like giving
a robber all your cash as punishment for the crime.
photo credit twilight, tequila, woman in sarong
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Recommended Reading
Am I too fat? Stop Comparing! stay young from the inside out
Top 10 funniest facebook fan pages: I ignored U.. So Stop Adding me!!!
Top 10 funniest facebook fan pages: I was blown away when i realised the
word ok is a side ways person
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Kenny FIorian Trivia Game UFC Fight
Night 2l FIorian vs Gomi
Saturday, March 27, 20l0
Adventures in living a healthy, juicy life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
UPDATE: April 2010
Kenny Florian defeated Takanori Gomi by RNC submission in the 3rd
round!
Winners of this Kenny Florian Trivia Game were selected see the
video of Keith Florian pulling names out of the red hat by clicking the
link. The video is near the bottom of the post.
Answers for this game are listed underneath the questions.
Ij youd like advance notice oj our next Kenny Florian Trivia Game, con-
sider subscribinq to ThatGirlisFunny. Looks like our next qame will be
this summer to celebrate the jirst UFC in MassachusettsI
Get advance notice of next game. Subscribe to thatgirlisfunny.
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Kenny Florian is scheduled to fight Takanori Gomi on Wednesday, March
31, 2010 at UFC Fight Night 21 in North Carolina. Live and Free on spike
TV.
On the 3-23-10 edition of ESPNs MMA Live, Kenny said hes been having
fun preparing for Gomi. This is the second time, Kenny has split his time
between the US and Canada to prepare for a fight. Kenflo said hes focusing
more on building his own arsenal and less on worrying about what Takanori
Gomi is bringing to the table.
Kenny is keenly aware of Gomis weapons.
He describes Gomi as a legend.
This is Kennys opportunity to knock Gomi off his wobbly pedestal. Con-
cerns abound about the double weigh-in requirement which could present a
problem for the portly Gomi.
Kennys slim. We dont have to worry. KenFlo can have a banana split and
still make weight.
Whilst were waiting for this Fight Night to happen, lets play a game!
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Kenny Florian Trivia Game
presented by
Florian Martial Arts Center
Brookline, MA
(617) 232 3228
3 TapouT T-Shirts Will Be Awarded!
names pulled out of hat by Keith Florian
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Official Rules: Keeping it Simple
Make a fight prediction! Who will win? Round? Method?
Predictions do not have to be right to win a prize!
Send your entry to me on Twitter Tweet Me!
Leave your prediction as a comment (comment box is half-way down on
right-hand side of page)
Email your prediction to me cherylQthatgirlisfunny.com
Leave your prediction on my ThatGirlisFunny fan page on facebook
If youre at Florian Martial Arts Center in Brookline, write your name
and your prediction on a piece of paper and throw it in the jar. Ill take
the jar home with me after class on Wednesday night. No throwing names
in after the fights start.
NOTE: last time we played, you could leave entries in several different
places on facebook, but its too confusing and I dont want to miss anyones
entry.
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Everyone can play!
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Game Starts: NOW
Game Ends: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 when UFC Fight Night starts on
spike TV
T-shirts Awarded sometime durinq the week oj April 5th ajter the quys
qet back jrom North Carolina
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Kenny Florian Trivia Questions:
If Kenny Florian hadnt suffered his first MMA loss to ___________
we might never have seen him on The Ultimate Fighter.
a) Jason Giroux b) someone really good from Gracie Barra Boston c) Drew
Fickett d) Din Thomas
Answer: c) Drew Fickett
Takanori Gomi is not the first 3apanese fighter Kenflo has faced. Who
was the first 3apanese Fighter Kenny submitted with a rear naked
choke?
a) Sakurai b) Kawajiri c) Sakuraba d) Mishima
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Answer: d) Mishima
True story leveraging his experience as a commentator on ESPNs
MMA Live, KenFlo would like to fill in when Dr. Phil has a sick day or
needs vacation coverage.
True or False?
Answer: True (lol!)
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More Kenny Florian Trivia Questions fromHayley shes sitting in the
pub over in the UK thinking up questions
How did Kenny beat Chris Leben to get into the TUF1 finale?
a) cut stoppage b) knock out c) TKO d) split decision
Answer: a) cut stoppage
Name an organisation other than the UFCthat Kenny has fought for:
a) Pride b) Dream c) Combat Zone d) Mass Destruction
Answer: either c) Combat Zone or d) Mass Destruction
Who gave Kenny his black belt?
a) Eddie Bravo b) Helio Gracie c) Roberto Maia d) Santa (really nice
patent leather one)
Answer: c) Roberto Maia
What song did Kenny say plays in his head 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week?
a) I like to move it, move it (Reel 2 Reel Featuring The Mad
Stuntman)
b) Dancing Queen (ABBA)
c) Baby Got Back (Sir Mix a Lot)
d) Push It (Salt n Pepa)
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Answer: a) I like to move it, move it (Reel 2 Reel Featuring The Mad
Stuntman)
Name all the weight classes Kenny has fought in
a) 133 b) 133 c) 170 d) 183 e) 203
Answer: b) 133 c) 170 and d) 183
What UFC event did Kenny do the colour commentary replacing 3oe
Rogan?
a) UFC 78
b) UFC 83
c) UFC 99
d) UFC 104
Answer: b) UFC 83
Keep sending questions to me and Ill keep adding them in!
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Video from the last Kenny Florian Trivia Game
The Official UFC 107 KenFlo Trivia Game!
Team Florian Fight Song
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The Official UFC 107 KenFlo Trivia Game!
See the previous game for past trivia questions
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My favorite UFC fighter has updated his website
KennyFlorian
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What I Learned fromWatching Kenny Florian Train with Benson Hen-
derson 2 MMA Fighters, 10 Lessons
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Excellent training photos!
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Keep up with MMA from ThatGirlisFunnys point of view
Fight!
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Womens Independent World MMA Rankings: March 2010
Check out where your favorite female MMA Stars rank against their
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Ferrari, Coke and Cigarettes How to Stay
Young and Party Like a Rock Star
Sunday, March 28, 20l0
Adventures in living a healthy, juicy life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Ok, get that bucket list out.
Lets see if youd like to add one more thing to the list of things youd like
to do before you die.
How about cruising around in an exotic car?
No, you dont have to buy one of these beautiful cars. You can join a Car
Group like Club Sportiva in San Francisco. Check out this video to see
whatFireball Tim has in store
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Fireballs Tims: WORLD OF CARS! EXOTICS!
Fireball Tim is living the good life! We met on-line when he commented
on my post about Banana George Hot Chicks and Cool Cars. Sounds like
Fireball loves the red Ferrari. That works for me too!
Whats your favorite?
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Porsche
Lamborghini
Ferrari
Aston Martin
Maserati
Alpha Romeo
Bentley
Well, if these cars didnt get your blood pumping and your heart racing,
maybe theres something on the following list that will help you to stay
young from the inside out.
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Welcome to the March 28, 2010 edition of staying young from the
inside out.
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Lors o[ qooJ oJvice probobly neres some more ro oJJ ro your reperroire.
Let me knowwhich ones you jind interestinq. The comment box is located
halj-way down the paqe on the riqht hand side oj this post. What about
pickinq out one new habit to try this week?
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competence
Allison 3ohanson presents 23 Infographics 8 Research Studies to Learn
About Sleep 8 Your Health posted at Nursing Assistant Guides, saying, If
you lose too much sleep, your immune systemsuffers, and youre more sus-
ceptible to colds and viral infections. In the following 23 research studies
that focus on sleep and your health, youll learn why napping is good
sometimes and why a steady sleep pattern is best for your health.
3immy Hagans presents Women Have Better Memories Than Men
posted at Online Ultrasound School, saying, A latest study conducted by
the Institute of Education, University of London, women have better mem-
ories than men. The study included 9,600 people in their 30s. Women
scored almost 3% more than men in the first test and nearly 8% more in the
second test to prove that they are the better and stronger, when it comes to
intelligence and memory.
Leonard Gilhooley x presents 17 Educational Infographics to Learn About
Smoking 8 Public Health posted at Online Nurse Practitioner Programs,
saying, While the hazardous news about smoking cigarettes has made its
rounds from generation to generation, people still purchase cigarettes and
they still smoke them.
Aaron presents Green Dot Prepaid MasterCard posted at
Prepaidcards123.
Canika 3ackson presents Top 30 Free YouTube Videos to Help You
Through Your Pregnancy posted at Online Ultrasound School, saying,
Some people learn better through visuals rather than through book learn-
ing. This is why free YouTube videos about conception, pregnancy and
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birth are rewarding for those who are want to conceive or for those who
want to work work in obstetrics.
Faithe 3amse presents 30 Essential Web Resources Every Nurse Should
Bookmark posted at Top 30 Nursing Specialty Blogs, saying, No matter
your nursing education level, or what nursing program you attended, it al-
ways helps to have resources on hand to help you improve the level of care
you provide your patients.
Camille Hensley presents Everything You Need to Know About Mobile
Usage 8 Your Health posted at Online Radiology Technician Schools, say-
ing, If you believe that cell phones have a harmful effect on your health,
then it is up to you to take up the precautionary principle and take appro-
priate action to protect your own health.
mrs laughton presents 17 Educational Infographics to Learn About Repro-
ductive Health posted at Online Ultrasound School, saying, Reproductive
health is something of a taboo in American society. People in the U. S.
dont really want to have discussions about reproductive health and sexual
well-being. However, ignoring the issue of reproductive health isnt going
away.
Raymond Fernandez20 presents 23 Little Known Ways Everyday Tech-
nologies Are Affecting Your Health posted at Online BSN, saying, Did you
know that workers were hospitalized while making mobile phones? Addi-
tionally, did you realize that you are at increased risk of dying from surgery
fire created by increased technology usage in hospitals?
3ohn Laugherton presents How Healthy Is Your State? 10 Enlightening
Infographics posted at BSNto MSN, saying, The following ten infographic
links lead to a variety of information about nationwide health including obe-
sity, mental health and health expenditures.
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fitness
Dr. Armughan Riaz presents Diuretics Can Trigger Down PotassiumCon-
centration in Blood posted at High Blood Pressure Symptoms Treatment
Diet.
Rachel presents Brazil Butt Lift Reviews posted at My Star Reviews, say-
ing, Dont invest your money in the Brazil Butt Lift workout programuntil
youve read our Brazil Butt Lift Review. Find out the truth about the Brazil
Butt Lift. Watch our review video to find out if this workout is right for
you.
Maria Clara presents 100 Best Blogs for Weight Loss Support posted at
Nursing School Search Blog.
3ennifer Meyer presents 23 Facts You Never Knew About Michelle
Obamas Public Health Campaign posted at Online Nurse Practicioner Pro-
grams, saying, You may have heard about first lady Michelle Obamas
Lets Move public health program that intends to combat childhood obe-
sity in the U. S. What you may not knowis that Mrs. Obama had to confront
the possibility of childhood obesity in her own children as a working par-
ent.
3ocelyn Harris presents 30 Essential Health Hacks for Serious Runners
posted at Comments on: Top 100 Diet and Fitness Blogs, saying, There
are far more than 30 things to remain mindful of when piecing together a
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specific, personalized training program, though the following 30 make for
a pretty good start.
3oshua Noerr presents Category: 1 Personal Development, One Mind
At A Time posted at JoshuaNoerr.com Blog, saying, Yoga keeps the
muscles, joints, mind, body and breathe in good order. People of all ages
can and will benefit from adding Yoga to their fitness program.
Dr. Armughan Riaz presents Is Excess Heaviness or Weightlifting increas-
ing Your Blood Pressure? j High Blood Pressure Symptoms Treatment Diet
posted at High Blood Pressure Symptoms Treatment Diet.
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funny
Madeleine Begun Kane presents Taxing Times posted at Mad Kanes Hu-
mor Blog.
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relationships
Karen Eisenbraun presents Sex Is Good For Our Health posted at Healthy
Theory.
igbabiz presents making up after a break up: your love life and your fitness
posted at making up after a break up, saying, real life story on how your
physical energies and fitness can affect your love life.
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sports
AndrosenDsouza presents 30 Unbelievable Sports Clips on YouTube
Worth Watching posted at Sports Management Degree, saying, If you have
a little extra time on your hands, you might want to watch some sports
bloopers, amazing extreme sports and some of the best football tackles of all
time. No need to spend time searching, though, as weve already compiled
a list of 30 unbelievable sports clips from YouTube.
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stay young from the inside out
Tomar Levine presents Soul 8 Ego: This Human Trip posted at Blooming,
saying, We need to turn the spotlight of our attention inward, where that
potential resides. We need to invite it to grow brighter and reveal its light
and nature to us. We need to listen inwardly, so that we hear its impulse to
act and express, hear and feel its messages to us, and sense its reality.
AndrosenDsouza presents 23 Painless Tips to Cheat Your Way to Hap-
piness, Health and Wellness posted at Nursing Assistant Guides, saying,
It is possible to cheat your way to better health and even happiness
if you know how to do a few of the little things that can add up to big
changes.Organic Eating Daily presents Eating Organic on a Budget j Or-
ganic Eating Daily posted at Organic Eating, saying, How to eat organic
foods without breaking the bank
Aparna presents Test your level of self-esteem posted at Beauty and Per-
sonal Grooming, saying, If you can respond to at least 3 statements in the
negative, it means you have been gifted with adequate self-esteem.
Edna bhacker presents 9 Little Known Secrets to Living Past 90 posted at
BSN to MSN, saying, In a world of technological advancements, it which
medicine benefits a great deal from new developments, it is little surprise
that the human lifespan is increasing. However, it is not as long as it could
be.
Steve Faber presents Fish Oil SIde Effects Read This Now! posted at
Belly Fat Loser, saying, Fish oil is extremely beneficial to those trying to
maintain the fitness lifestyle. Its virtues are extolled by enthusiasts and
professionals alike, but is there anything else you should know about fish
oil?
Dr. Armughan Riaz presents Can Beta Blockers Such as Tenormin Pro-
duce Weight Gain? posted at High Blood Pressure Symptoms Treatment
Diet.
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LindaQNHE presents 3 more reasons to drink a lot of water! posted at
Natural Health Ezine, saying, According to Colbert, water does rejuve-
nate your skin, which can make you look years younger. So the whole
fountain of youth thing is kinda true!
Olivia Davis presents 10 Shocking Facts About Your Schools Cafeteria
Food posted at Online University Reviews, saying, The listed facts in the
article whether the titular shocks come as negatives or positives pro-
vide a brief, well-rounded glimpse into the fundamentals of what needs vast
improving and what is currently opening doors to empowering children and
teenagers towards taking charge of their bodies and diets to ensure the most
physically stable future possible.
Shakira Dawn presents Everything You Need to Know About Diet Soda,
Soft Drinks and Your Health posted at online MHA degree, saying, While
we may enjoy the taste of soda, the truth of the matter is that it can be very
bad for your health. Indeed, no matter your salary level, degree attained or
how healthy you think you are, drinking soda even diet soda can be
bad for your health.
Bluehippo Avalonne presents 10 Best Brain Foods (and the 10 Worst, Too)
posted at Online CNA Degree Programs, saying, What you put into your
body really does affect how you function and how you feel. It can even
affect howyou think. There are foods that research shows are good for your
brain. And, on the flip side, foods that are not so good for your brain.
Baily Hayden presents 10 Disgusting 8 Delicious Breakfast Sandwiches
Destroying the Countrys Public Health posted at Online CNA Degree Pro-
grams, saying, Its easy to stop by the fast-food joint in the morning before
work to down a cup of latte and a sausage and egg biscuit. But, how many
calories are you consuming before you sit before your desk?
***** Submit your blog article to the next edition of staying young
from the inside out using our carnival submission form.
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Is there anything good on telly?
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24 bIogging tips from expert bIoggers
PiIIar Content, Privacy and Power
Wednesday, March 3l, 20l0
Adventures in living a healthy, juicy life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Privacy Policy
This week, we have 24 new Bloqqinq Tips jrom Expert Bloqqers. The
blogging tip I selected to add to my blog fromlast weeks list was to publish
a Privacy Policy for my blog.
I followed BWLs link and discovered information about adding a privacy
policy.
BWL presents How to make money with a blog posted at Money in the
Bible j Christian Personal Finance Blog, saying, This is a 6,S00 word
article I wrote documenting how I make money with my blog
If you use google ads, a privacy policy is strongly encouraged.
I tried out a couple of different policies from different sites. One of them
added some code to my site hoping I wouldnt notice but I did. When
I removed the suspicious looking code, my new privacy page no longer
opened.
After a few choice curse words and another google search, I found one
that is free of unwanted code. View thatgirlisfunnys Privacy Page.
Theres a link to the company that provided the policy at the bottom of the
page. They request a $13 donation.
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Tyrone Shum and Yaro Starak at Our Internet Secrets Sydney June
2009
Im a big fan of Yaro Starak from entrepreneurs journey.
Yaro is pictured here standing next to Tyrone Shum from
internetbusinesspath.
Tyrone and I are in
a small bloggers commenting group.
Yaro offers loads of excellent blogging information for free.
When I first started blogging, I downloaded his free e-book called Bloq
Projits Blueprint.
One item I paid particular attention to was the creation of what he calls
pillar content.
For that reason, most of the articles on ThatGirlisFunny are considered pil-
lar content.
The following is an excerpt from an article he wrote called 10 Bloq Tro[[ic
Tips
1. Write more pillar articles. Everything you do above will help you to find
blog readers however all of the techniques Ive listed only work when you
have strong pillars in place. Without them if you do everything above you
may bring in readers but they wont stay or bother to come back. Aim for
one solid pillar article per week and by the end of the year you will have a
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database of over 30 fantastic feature articles that will work hard for you to
bring in more and more readers.
Click here to download the Blog Profits Blueprint
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22 more blogging tips from expert bloggers
Welcome to the March 31, 2010 edition of blogging tips from expert blog-
gers. To keep from getting overwhelmed from this collection of powerful
blogging tips for busy bloggers, pick one thing to focus on. Implement
your new idea and test the results.
Wed all appreciate it if youd come back and let us know what happened
when you took the advice or made a change. We can all learn from each
other! Were especially interested in which posts offer the most relevant,
useful and effective blogging tips to grow traffic or build page rank for our
blogs.
The comment box is located half-way down the page on the right-hand
side of this post.
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community
GreatManagement presents Fear of blog writing or is it shyness? posted at
We Build Your Blog, saying, It can be frustrating to see people who would
so obviously benefit from letting the world know about their services and
industry. These people are articulate, funny and interesting. So why are
they silent?
Viviana Widjaja presents Pro blogging Tips and Tricks for Choosing Do-
main Names posted at Guide to Pro Blogging.
Andy Hayes presents Why Having a Blog is Like Being Married posted at
Travel Online Partners (TOP), saying, While building a community around
a blog might sound like fun, you should know what youre getting into

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Mark Hughes presents supercharge-your-online-business-10-backlink-
traffic-pullers.html posted at Internet Marketer Diary.
TheWahFreedom.com presents How To Work From Home and Stay Pro-
ductive posted at The Work At Home Freedom Tips 8 Advice.
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influential blogger
3oe Revod presents Internet Marketing Cost How Much To Start? posted
at Internet Business Make Money Online With Welly Mulia.
Digerati Life presents Silicon Valley Blog About Money, Finance, Geek
Culture and Cyberspace posted at The Digerati Life, saying, Thanks!
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seo
3en E. presents SEO Packages posted at Ricky Deez, saying, Learn how
to choose the right SEO package for your online business or blog.
Warren Wong presents Service Update #9 New Front Page, Keyword
Promoter Package, Export Functionality 8 More! posted at SEO Services
Blog, saying, Some new seo services from WL Marketing
Case Ernsting presents The Panel Agrees: SEO 8 SEM Are Growing
posted at MetaSpring Blog, saying, A panel gathered in Ann Arbor re-
cently to discuss the growing field of Search Engine Optimization and
Search Engine Marketing. The panel pointed out areas for the industry to
growand what trends fill their workdays each and every day. Those insights
and more are included in this post.
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Matt Day presents 11 Ways to Get Unlimited Amount of FREE Traffic
posted at Internet Marketing, saying, Do you need more targeted Traffic?
I have compiled a list of my favorite ways to get FREE traffic to my sites
and blogs. Most of these methods are also used by the most successful blogs
and websites.
Mark presents really-cool-traffic-getting-technique-i-found-by-mark
posted at Internet Marketer Diary
Susan Tatum presents IT Buyers and Marketers: Closing the Gap posted
at Clicks n Conversions Blog.
Robert Bravery presents 101 Magnificent Words Guaranteed To Make
Your Title Outstanding. posted at The Brave Programmer, saying, Whats
the most important part of your blog post? Many will say Content. But I
will disagree. Why? Because before people read your content they have to
go through your headline. Your title has to entice them to read your con-
tent.
Robert Bravery presents The Secret Formula to Writing Killer Headlines
Guaranteed. posted at The Brave Programmer, saying, Well at least for
the first few seconds. Thats all you have to convince someone to actually
click through and go ahead and read your blog post. Writing an effective,
enticing and irresistible headline is a skill and art that you and I need to
develop if we want our blogs to kick on to the next level.
Leo D presents 3 Steps to Getting Traffic to Your New Blog on a No-String
Budget posted at Blogging Tips.
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technical
Canika 3ackson presents 6 Reasons You Ought to Learn How to Build
a PC posted at Computer Technician Schools, saying, Before you think
to yourself that building a computer is a prohibitively complex, expensive
task, consider these six reasons you should learn how to build a PC.
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Leslie Yoelson presents Portable. Edu: 31 Productive 8 Petite Apps Every
Student Should Put on Their USB Drive posted at The . Edu Toolbox, say-
ing, Petite USBdrives, already handy for carrying data, are becoming more
useful and powerful. The open-standard platform of the U3 smart technol-
ogy from a company called U3 allows users to securely run U3-compliant
applications without leaving a trace of data on the host computer.
Madeleine Begun Kane presents Life-Saving, Spam-Fighting WordPress
Plugin posted at Mad Kanes Humor Blog.
Leonard Gilhooley x presents Everything You Need to Know About Mo-
bile Usage 8 Your Health posted at Online Radiology Technician Schools,
saying, If you believe that cell phones have a harmful effect on your health,
then it is up to you to take up the precautionary principle and take appro-
priate action to protect your own health.
Frederick Yarmy presents 23 Little Known Ways Everyday Technologies
Are Affecting Your Health posted at Online BSN, saying, Did you know
that workers were hospitalized while making mobile phones? Additionally,
did you realize that you are at increased risk of dying from surgery fire
created by increased technology usage in hospitals?
Simon Townley presents 10 ways to write scannable web copy posted at
WriteMindset.
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Death Before Vegan Swine is Divine
Saturday, April 3, 20l0
Adventures in living a healthy, juicy life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Welcome to the April 3, 2010 edition of my blog carnival called jind your
tribe quest bloqqers. This is the inaugural edition! My objective is to
provide information for bloggers to find new and interesting places to guest
post. I intend to publish twice per month.
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Why Guest Post?
- gain more traffic
- introduce yourself to a new audience
- get a valuable back link to your blog to increase your alexa ranking
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Please submit your blog to this carnival if you want other bloggers to
guest post for you or if you are sharing a link to your guest post on someone
elses blog.
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How cool is that pig tattoo?
This pig tattoo saying death before vegan shows up on the
arm of a Tuscan chef in Kristin Conroys article posted under
food about having Affinity For Swine: Its A Matter Of The
Heart.
Tiffany and Adriana have been busy guest blogging like mad
6 times in one month for Adriana! Well done, ladies!
Im definitely going to check out some of the places where
Tiffany has guest posted.
Im excited to introduce the following bloggers. Check out
their interesting posts! Then, consider writing a guest post for
their blogs. After your guest post is published, submit your
link to this carnival to celebrate your achievement!
If youd like to guest post on thatgirlisfunny, send me an email
cherylQthatgirlisfunny.com. Lets talk topics!
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writing
Tiffany Colter presents Writing for the newspaper: events posted at The
Writing Examiner, saying, This article is from guest blogger Rachel
Mendell. The article talks about how to get your event(s) in the newspa-
per.
Tiffany Colter presents Writing for the newspaper is still an opportunity.
posted at Writing Career Coach, saying, This article is from guest blogger
Rachel Mendell. Rachel talks about how writing for the newspaper is still
an opportunity.
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Tiffany Colter presents Opinion posted at Writing Career Coach, saying,
This article is from our guest blogger, Rachel Mendell, on how to write for
the newspapers opinion page.
Tiffany Colter presents Writing for the newspaper: Stories posted at The
Writing Examiner, saying, This article is from out guest blogger, Rachel
Mendell, on how to write stories for the newspaper.
Adriana Copaceanu presents February Challenge Did I Meet It? posted
at My Online Business Journey.
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fitness
Renee Benzaim presents Can Taking Line Dance Instructions Make YOU
Smarter? posted at Line Dance Instructions, saying, Information on line
dancing and line dance instructions. I stress the health aspects, both physical
and mental, in addition to providing step sheets and other information.
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food
Kristin Conroy presents Affinity For Swine: Its A Matter Of The Heart
posted at Words Are Food, saying, My blog focuses on whole-food nutri-
tion, holistic health and well-being, and self-improvement. I welcome all
bloggers with quality content to share on those topics!
Ishtar presents The world of solar cooking Esther Garvi: The Garvi Fam-
ily Chronicles posted at Esther Garvi.
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health
QTM presents Make It Beautiful posted at Improvement of Self.
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Renee Benzaim presents Treating Gout with Essential Oils 8 Aromather-
apy, Part 3 posted at Gout Cures, saying, Information and resources on
treating gout and gout pain relief, including holistic, essential oils and aro-
matherapy, alternative healing, folk remedies, ayurvedic, as well as tradi-
tional treatments.
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home
Renee Benzaim presents Guide to Compost Making, Compost Bins, Com-
post Tumblers, and Compost Crocks posted at Compost Tumblers 8 Com-
post Making, saying, This blog is about the various methods for compost
making and the different types of equipment that can be used.
Renee Benzaim presents How to Buy True Wrought Iron Designs posted
at Wrought Iron Designs, saying, Information on wrought iron designs
and artisans, such as Lee Sauder of Virginia and Carlos Galvan, Mexicos
premier wrought iron artisan. General information also on wrought iron
care and maintenance and what to look for when youre buying.
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fitness
Renee Benzaim presents Can Taking Line Dance Instructions Make YOU
Smarter? posted at Line Dance Instructions, saying, Information on line
dancing and line dance instructions. I stress the health aspects, both physical
and mental, in addition to providing step sheets and other information.
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these bloggers sent links,
but Im not sure if theyre open to guest bloggers
Reb Chaim HaQoton presents Pesach and Zugos: Double Trouble posted
at Reb Chaim HaQoton.
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Rowena Hebert presents 30 Famous Author Interviews That Shouldnt
Be Missed j Online College Tips Online Colleges posted at Online Col-
leges.org.
That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of
find your tribe guest bloggers using our carnival submission form.
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Site Map Stay Young Tips
Saturday, April 3, 20l0
We all need reminding of everything there is to do to manage our physical
health and our mental outlook on life. Laughing, connecting with others,
eating well, physical exercise and a good nights sleep top the list.
Heres a list of posts designed to keep you at the top of your game.
Remember to keep an open mind and be ready to smile.
Youd be amazed at the difference being gentle and generous has on your
heart and other peoples hearts.
Heres a list of my how to stay young from the inside out tips presented
in no particular order.
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Stay Young Tips
Stay Young fromthe Inside Out: Get Wrapped Up in Bacon (infographic)
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Stay Young from the Inside Out Only Spend Time With People You Love
(VIDEO)
30 Athletes Over 30 UniCyclist Terry the UniGeezer Peterson Featured on
Yahoo!
Tough Guy Challenge 2010 Video Highlights featuring Hayley Forster
Tough Guy 2010 When a crazy idea became a reality!
Stay Young from the inside out Have Fun With Hiccups
Jane Austens Fight Club for Ladies Who Love to Bash
Paint by Numbers Blog Carnival
Stay Young fromthe Inside Out Learn More About the GMOFood Youve
Eaten
TGIF Links Weekly Funny Photo Caption Contest
Stay Young from the Inside Out Put Food on Your Face
PETA Their Shock and Awe Campaigns Capture Attention
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Top 12 delightfully funny facebook fan pages I magically get less sleepy
when I walk out of a classroom
Janey Cutler Singing on Britains Got Talent Expresses Staying Young
From The Inside Out
Stay Young from the Inside Out Mom Your Ride!
Life at FloMAC 2nd Degree Black Belt Promotion for Keith Florian and
Kenny Florian
Abby Sunderlands Failed Voyage Teaches Lessons in Risk, Recovery and
Tenacity
Treat Yourself to a Kid Flick and Stay Young from the Inside Out
What Are Your 3 Favorite Roles in Life?
Stay Young from the inside out Nurture Your Inner Rebel
Hug Soldiers and Veterans Today Feel Young from the Inside Out
Online, if a button says submit, I wont tap itam I watching too much
UFC?
fast food what doesnt kill you makes you stronger
LoL! best funny facebook fan pages: Dear Pringles, I cannot fit my hand
inside your tube of deliciousness.
Am I a Fight-aholic?
I need a miracle to stay young from the inside out how do I walk on
water?
13 Super Silly Ways to Stay Young from the Inside Out
Get Organized! Keeping It Simple Like Painting by Numbers
Get Organized! What to Do Next to Stay Young from the Inside Out
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Knocked Off Course by Volcanic Ash Tough Guy Challenge Update
230 Super Useful Stay Young from the Inside Out Health Tips
Apply the 3 Second Rule and Stay Young from the Inside Out
How to Stay Young Have a Good Laugh and a Long Sleep
Florian Martial Arts Center Life at FloMAC Video Series
Howto Stay Young fromthe Inside Out Drink Anti-Aging Green Smooth-
ies Forever
A Bad Day? Funny Photos to Make You Laugh Out Loud
Precision Nutrition, UFC Fighters and My Plan to Stay Forever Young
Delicious or Deadly? Give Up Soft Drinks and Stay Young from the Inside
Out
Practice the Fun Theory and Stay Young from the Inside Out
Ferrari, Coke and Cigarettes How to Stay Young and Party Like a Rock
Star
Stay Young Try Car Dancing a micro movement from the Levity
Project
Tough Guy Challenge Prep Hayley and friends Week 2
Stay Young Tips so you can say Im ready for my close-up, Mr. De-
Mille
Guess Whos Doing the Tough Guy Challenge? Hayley plus friends Week
One
Am I too fat? Stop Comparing! stay young from the inside out
soup served in a toilet bowl and other strange goings-on
passion and fascination two essential ingredients for RAOKA
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What is Your Souls Agenda?
Canadian Olympic Skater Rochette, determined, discipined and courageous
in face of unexpected tragedy
20 Things to Remind Yourself Daily to Stay Young from the Inside Out
The Top Five Most Lame Excuses NOT to Meditate are the same ones we
use for almost everything
How boxing and martial arts landed me on the cover of 30 Athletes Over
30 Teach Us to Live a Strong, Healthy Life
Whats the best way to make someone feel loved?
sharing chocolate covered strawberries on Valentines Day: juicy, sweet and
delicious
Texting during a meal is just wrong! Stop checking your phone every 2
minutes!
Are You Creative, Fun and Interesting? How to Stay Young from the
inside out
Why Cheryl, the Ninja Warrior Girl, Doesnt Have a Boyfriend
Your Power to Assist by Sending a Single Thought: Random Acts of Kick
Arse
What the Old Bull Can Teach Us About Healthy Aging: Howto Stay Young
from the inside out
Top 10 funniest facebook fan pages: I was blown away when i realised the
word ok is a side ways person
Sticky Situations: Imtrying to watch the game and these cheerleaders keep
getting in the way
How to Stay Young from the Inside Out? Dont Worry Be Happy
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Panic Attacks and Cold Sweat: 3 Steps to Break Through Fears and Pho-
bias
Female UFC Fight Fans Are Hot! Actually, You Do Want to Date These
Girls
10 Surprisingly Easy Ways to Stay Young from the inside out
Sins of the Past What Do Yours Say About You?
Stop Getting Dumped On! More Habits for Staying Young fromthe inside
out
3 Easy Ways to Attract the Opposite Sex Be Magical, Playful and Mag-
netic
RAOKA Wild and Wacky! Another Way to Stay Young from the inside
out!
More Habits for Staying Young Try Organic Solutions for Bags Under
Your Eyes
Marry in Haste Repent at Leisure Patience really is a Virtue
2009
Reveal Gifts Hidden by Your Personal Point of View What am I miss-
ing?
more habits for staying young from the inside out: episode 003
12 Key Success Factors to Know Before You Bend the Rules
More Habits for Staying Young From the Inside Out: episode 002
My UFC 107 Weekend with the Boyz
More Habits for Staying Young From the Inside Out: episode 001
Announcing the Genuine Health Gift Basket Give-Away Winners!
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Clarity, Wisdom and Courage: 3 Winning Ways to Play Your Game
Meet Marcelle! Shes Not Bad, Shes Just Drawn That Way
Faith, a Two-Legged Dog, Walks Upright Like a Human
20 Minute Work-Out: Big Hair, Leg Warmers 8 Leotards The 80s Re-
Visited
Stop Pretending! 3 Steps to Help You Reveal a Blind Spot
Stop Blending in with the Wallpaper: 3 Easy Steps to being More Interest-
ing
Top 10 Reasons Fred Loves Being the Oldest Guy On the Mat
Pink Ribbons, Roommate Issues and a 7 Layer BK Whopper: The Good,
the Bad and the Greasy
What Balaclavas Can Teach Us about Courage
Administering The Eye Gouging Thumb Strike
Nutella, Banana George, Hot Chicks, Cool Cars and Barefoot Water-
Skiing
Chuck Liddell on Dancing With the Stars 7 Important Steps to Learning
Anything New
Fountain of Youth: 3 Healthy Habits of Athletes
Honk Boston Style Next Time You See Someone Texting and Driving!
Rock the Ink: Miss Tattoo Competition 2009
Dont Tweet and Drive!
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Practice the Fun Theory and Stay Young
from the Inside Out
Sunday, April 4, 20l0
Adventures in living a healthy, juicy life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
What does it take for you to change your behavior or take on a newhabit?
Volkswagen is sponsoring a movement called the Fun Theory.
The Fun Theory is a delightfully creative, idea-generating game that
encourages us to think about how we would solve a problem by making
the solution fun to do.
Heres their most recent winners winning entry
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Idea: Rewarding Speed Limit Signs
Submitted by Kevin Richardson (USA)
Can we qet more people to obey the speed limit by makinq it jun to do?
The idea here is capture on camera the people who keep to the speed limit.
They would have their photos taken and registration numbers recorded
and entered into a lottery.
Winners would receive cash prizes and be notified by post.
Better still, the winning pot would come from the people who were
caught speeding.
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Its interesting to notice the difference in rewarding good behavior rather
than punishing bad behaviour.
Somehow this reminds me of the male birth control pill conversation from
last weeks Stay Young from the Inside Out blog carnival.
What if we had started men on birth control pills first instead of
women? What would be different? I wonder what interesting answers
wed come up with if we applied the Fun Theory to the question of birth
control.
Speaking of fun and good healthy ways to pass the time, what would Health
Care Reform look like filtered through a Fun Theorists point of view? In-
teresting to think aboutin the mean time, we have a handy Health Care
Reform chart provided by 3oel Ohman.
Page down to the bottom of this post to see the chart click his link to get
the code if you would like to have a copy for your blog or website. It
might come in handy in case you may have picked up a few worms or
amoebas. See Jennifers post on parasites for more information.
Check the list! You just never know what you might learn
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stay young from the inside out
Annabel Candy presents The Secret of Eternal Youth posted at In the Hot
Spot, saying, Hi Cheryl, I think youll like this one. It was inspired by a
quote from one of my favorite authors, Roald Dahl and has some beautiful
insights on how we can stay young inside no matter how old we are.
Thanks so much for considering it and taking time to read it. Your last
carnival was huge. Looks as if its going well for you and Im impressed
with your hard work. Keep smiling x Annabel
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Shakira Dawn presents 23 Intriguing Scientific Studies About Faith,
Prayer and Healing posted at Online Surgical Technician Courses, saying,
It may seem strange to devote so much time to looking for the connection
between faith and medicine, but there are plenty who devote their time,
talents and intellect to answering such questions. Here are 23 intriguing
scientific studies about faith, prayer and healing.
Karen Eisenbraun presents Pet Ownership: Is It Good For Your Health?
posted at Healthy Theory.
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fitness
carolyn strimike presents National START Walking Day April 7th posted
at Healthy Hearts with Heartstrong.
Steve Faber presents Healthy Fast Food Choices You Can Lose Weight
on a Fast Food Diet posted at Belly Fat Loser, saying, If you want to stay
young, the three most powerful tools at your disposal are diet, sleep, and
exercise. A little sunscreen wouldnt hurt either. Here are some ways you
can eat more fast food than you should, but still stay healthy and lose
weight.
eternal voyageur presents Story Of A Belly, Part One How I Did It
posted at Venusian*Glow.
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sports
Hoven Keith presents 30 Essential Free Android Apps for Sports Fans
posted at sports management, saying, With smart phones now running
Android, the Google OS, application developers are providing products
and services for enthusiasts to carry around with them. Its a good thing
Android has so many apps for sports fans.
Rugbygirl Crosby presents 9 Pervasive Myths About Professional Sports
in America posted at Masters in Sports Management, saying, The world
of sports is full of clichs. Lets debunk 9 misconceptions that everyday
Americans have about their beloved pastimes.
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health and health information
3ennifer Kingsley presents 17 Disgusting Parasites That (Might) Live
Inside You Right Now posted at Online Surgical Technician Courses,
saying, If you swim in fresh water during the summer, drink unfiltered
water or travel to Africa or Asia for any length of time, you may have
picked up a few worms or amoebas. While some parasites show no
symptoms, others can prove deadly within weeks.
Whoopie Patterson presents 23 Intriguing Web Start-Ups Disrupting the
Healthcare Hegemony posted at online MHA degree, saying, Weve
pulled together 23 start-ups across a wide range of medical fields to show
that next-generation medical technology is disrupting the healthcare
hegemony with new technologies that may prove safer, faster and less
expensive than current technologies.
Heather Sanders presents 33 Essential Sites 8 Apps to X-Ray Any
Food You Eat posted at Online BSN, saying, Foods today have a number
additives, artificial ingredients, and chemicals with long and confusing
names. With all the processing that goes on, and with all the health
problems that can come with eating foods that could be unfamiliar, it is
little surprise that, in the midst of a growing obesity epidemic and growing
food-related health concerns, that many are becoming interested in having
a better idea of what is in their food.
Eadwine Walter presents 23 Notable Start-ups Changing the Medical
Information Industry posted at Masters in Health Informatics, saying,
Information technology is building in the medical sector, along with new
jobs in many of the start-ups mentioned in this list. These 23 notable
start-ups are changing the medical information industry.
Ferrari Dude presents How to Research Your States Healthcare Stats for
Free posted at MPH Degree, saying, With the National healthcare debate
in full swing, there has never been a more important time to become
informed about how your states stats stack up. But, up-to-date statistics
are notoriously difficult to find. Here are the best websites to help you
find and understand your states healthcare statistics for free.
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Elisha Knackwood presents 49 Fascinating YouTube Videos to Learn
About the Human Body posted at online nurse practitioner degree, saying,
There is a lot to learn about the body and how it works, as well as how its
different systems interact to create a larger system. Here are 49 interesting
YouTube videos that can help you learn about the human body.
Diane Laine presents Top 23 Pediatric Nursing blogs posted at MSN
Degree, saying, If you are interested in pediatric nursing, here are 23 top
blogs you can read to learn more about caring for the smallest of patients.
Harold Gelien presents 17 Ways Mobile Computing Is Changing
Medicine and Healthcare posted at Online Radiology Technician Schools,
saying, No matter your career in health care, you are likely to find that
technology is changing health care and the way things are done. Here are
17 ways that mobile computing is changing medicine and health care.
Delmy Martin presents 30 Enlightening Graduate-Level Open
Courseware Classes posted at Online PhD in Nursing, saying, The
following courses were gathered from colleges and universities that offer
Open Courseware. The list is categorized and each link leads straight to
the course. The university connection is added to each course description.
Herbert Anderson presents 7 Little Known Ways to Improve Your
Familys Health posted at Master of Public Health, saying, With todays
escalating health care costs, families need to be more proactive in
managing their health. Preventative medicine is an integral part of
ensuring that your family stays healthy.
Ana Paula presents 100 Blogs To Help You Live a Longer Life posted at
Nursing School Search Blog.
Heather Sanders presents 17 Infographics Explaining Obamacare and
Health Care Reform posted at Masters in Health Administration, saying,
With the health care reform bill passed, many are now debating the
merits of so-called Obamacare. The debate over care vs. cost continues,
and many are looking for answers about what the health care reform bill
will actually do.
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3oel Ohman presents Health Care Reform j Healthcare Reform Bill
posted at Health Insurance Providers, saying, Detailed time line of the
health care reform bill in an easy to read picture form.
Infographic by HealthInsuranceProviders.com: Compare health insurance
options from many different providers!
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bIogging tips from expert bIoggers buiId
traffic and boost AIexa rank
Wednesday, April 7, 20l0
Adventures in living a healthy, juicy life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Frequency of Posting
As many of you know, Im a big fan of Yaro Starak from entrepreneurs
journey.
Yaro offers loads of excellent blogging information for free.
When I first started blogging, I downloaded his free e-book called Bloq
Projits Blueprint.
Following along with what we started last week, lets look at another one of
his recommendations. Yaro suggests writing and posting on your blog
every day or maybe S days a week. He gives great reasons for doing so
(see below).
I couldnt keep up with that pace. Ive chosen to publish 3 times per week.
This week, as I look back at what Ive accomplished, I realize that I have,
in my opinion, too many
blog carnivals in a row.
I started a new one (guest posting blog carnival to connect people who
want to guest post with people looking for guest bloggers). I prefer a mix
of posts to keep me and my audience interested. Ill correct that with more
variety of content appearing on ThatGirlisFunny from now on.
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The following is an excerpt from an article Yaro wrote called 10 Bloq
Tro[[ic Tips
2. Write one new blog post per day minimum. Not every post has to be
a pillar, but you should work on getting those five pillars done at the same
time as you keep your blog fresh with a daily news or short article style post.
The important thing here is to demonstrate to first time visitors that your
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blog is updated all the time so they feel that if they come back tomorrow
they will likely find something new. This causes them to bookmark your
site or subscribe to your blog feed.
You dont have to produce one post per day all the time but it is important
you do when your blog is brand new. Once you get traction you still need
to keep the fresh content coming but your loyal audience will be more for-
giving if you slow down to a few per week instead. The first few months
are critical so the more content you can produce at this time the better.
Click here to download the Blog Profits Blueprint
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What about you? Whats working for you on your blog? What would
you like to change or work on next? Please leave comments and let me
know what youre thinking. The comment box is half-way down on
the right-hand side of this post.
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Blogging Tips from Expert Bloggers
Welcome to the April 7, 2010 edition of blogging tips from expert blog-
gers. Im featuring one bloggers submission because the original post was
created in 2006.
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The Digerati Life blog has an Alexa worldwide traffic rank of 32,482.
Thats really good! Something on the list of traffic building tips must have
worked well.
I checked and some things are still relevant. Plus, her links point to blogs
that have current and useful information to add to your how to pimp
my blog To Do list.
Digerati Life presents How I Boosted My Woeful Web Traffic posted at
The Digerati Life (author image on right)
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technology
Glory Scott presents 23 Notable Start-ups Changing the Medical Informa-
tion Industry posted at Masters in Health Informatics, saying, Information
technology is building in the medical sector, along with newjobs in many of
the start-ups mentioned in this list. These 23 notable start-ups are changing
the medical information industry.
Leslie Yoelson presents 30 Essential Free Android Apps for Sports Fans
posted at sports management, saying, With smart phones now running An-
droid, the Google OS, application developers are providing products and
services for enthusiasts to carry around with them. Its a good thing An-
droid has so many apps for sports fans.
3ennifer Kingsley presents 17 Ways Mobile Computing Is Changing
Medicine and Healthcare posted at Online Radiology Technician Schools,
saying, No matter your career in health care, you are likely to find that
technology is changing health care and the way things are done. Here are
17 ways that mobile computing is changing medicine and health care.
AndrosenDsouza presents 30 Free Android Apps Every College Student
Needs posted at Online University Reviews, saying, Saving money is
paramount in college, as most students dont have a lot of that commodity to
throw around. So, you may welcome some free Android apps that can push
your productivity, creativity and communication always seemwelcome.
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Madeleine Begun Kane presents Fight Firewalls With Kindle posted at
Mad Kanes Humor Blog.
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influential blogger
Gavin Campbell presents Freelance Illustrator Ohio, Illustration By Bro-
ken Box Designs, LLC posted at Blog entries, saying, Addicted to artsy
things and obsessed with colors, that is Wendy Lynn Sefcik, an illustrator
and designer running Broken Box Designs, LLC. Example of artists il-
lustration is featured on right.
3oe Revod presents Internet Marketing Lessons From A Legend posted at
Internet Business Make Money Online With Welly Mulia.
making money online
Lucky Agarwal presents Earning more money through blog carnivals
Here You Go! posted at Learning, Sharing, Collaborating.
TSW Blog presents How To Make Money Online With An Online Busi-
ness posted at The Smarter Wallet, saying, On how to establish an online
business.
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traffic
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Zhu presents The Art Of Promoting Your Blog j Correr Es Mi Destino
posted at Correr Es Mi Destino, saying, What most people (including
me when I first started) dont realize, is no matter how great your blog is,
chances are that if you dont promote it, people wont find it. There are ap-
parently over 30-60 millions blogs worldwide and your blog could be lost
in a dark corner of the internet forever if you dont hunt for readers.
Luke Geraghty presents The Four Cornerstones of Good Writing posted
at Luke Geraghty.com, saying, Weve all heard that content is king but
what separates the lint from the gold? This is a simple guide featuring four
tenets that will improve anyones writing, which will not only bring more
people to your site, but help keep them there.
Digerati Life presents How I Boosted My Woeful Web Traffic posted at
The Digerati Life
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blogging tips from expert bloggers using our carnival submission form.
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ResuIts Kenny FIorian Trivia Game UFC
Fight Night 2l FIorian vs Gomi
Thursday, April 8, 20l0
Adventures in living a healthy, juicy life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Applying the Best Tools
Florian vs. Gomi was so good, I had to watch it again and then once more,
in case I missed anything. Brilliant game plan! Basic boxing delivered by
a skillful fighter softened up Takanori Gomi to allow Kenny Florian to
submit Gomi with a Rear Naked Choke in the third round.
In the pre-fight interview shown on UFC Fight Night 21, Kenny said,
Fighting the last Pride Lightweight Champion is a big deal to me. I want
to go in there and say that I beat a legend in this sport.
Kenny Florian UFC Fighter Tapout Photo Shoot
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As a fan, watching from the outside looking in, Ive noticed some definite
differences since Kenny stopped training with Mark Dellagrotte.
This is only my opinion, but I think if Mark were still training Kenny, Muay
Thai (kick-boxing) would have been the focus instead of boxing. That
might have worked. Keith Florian, Kennys brother and UFC fight
trainer, yelled head kick over and over.
Kenny chose his moment and delivered the kick, but the boxing is what ev-
eryone remembers. Having someone different in charge of fight strategy
is allowing Kenny to shine in new ways.
KenFlo has ended his last three wins all by rear naked chokes, show-
ing the best BJJ in the lightweight division next to champion BJ Penn.
In fact, Florian continues to show that although he may not be at Penns
level, he is on a different level from the rest of the division. Jesse Motiff,
BleacherReport.com
Kenny keeps raising the bar on what we fans and his next opponent can
expect from him.
Speaking of sticking that jab out there
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Who is Kenny Florians boxing trainer?
Kenny Florian trains with Peter Welch at Peter Welchs boxing gym in
Boston. Peter keeps a low profile, but after this win, he may have to deal
with becoming one of the most popular boxing trainers in the world.
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Peter Welch, Moses Sousa and Kenny Florian at the F-13 Training center
and Boxing Gym in Boston, photo credit thatgirlisfunny.com
This is taken from peterwelch.com
Golden Gloves Champion and Boxing Trainer for the Ultimate Fighter re-
ality show, Peter Welch brings home to Southie the skill, drive and deter-
mination that has made him a fighting force to be reckoned with for more
than 20 years. He is proud to present his F1S Training System a rev-
olutionary fighters training and physical conditioning system for men and
women of all ages.
Not for the faint of heart, Welchs system is boxing evolved combining
the fundamentals of traditional boxing with functional athletic conditioning
for a potent and life-changing end result.
As Peter Welch likes to say, Nothing happens when nothing hap-
pens.
Guess who else trains with Peter Welch?
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3orge Rivera vs. Nate Quarry
3orge (Georgie) Rivera has something in common with Kenny Florian.
Along with Nate Quarry, both men are veterans of the Ultimate Fighter
reality TV show. Plus, 3orge trains with Peter Welch in Boston and with
another Golden Gloves Boxing Champion, Matt Phinney.
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Matt Phinney, UFC Boxing Trainer and Jorge Rivera, UFC Fighter
3orge soundly defeated Nate Quarry with a TKO in the 2nd round at
UFC Fight Night 21 leaving Nates face a bit of a mess. Both Peter
Welch and Matt Phinney were in 3orges corner for the fight.
Jorge came into the octagon with the eye of the tiger.
After the fight, 3oe Rogan, color commentator said that Jorge delivered,
crisp, accurate punches and that he came in focused and confident and
that Jorge has a vicious and lethal right hand.
Boston in da house! If you want to train in Boston, go to (Peter Welchs)
F-13 training center and Florian Martial Arts. If youre in the Milford area,
come see me at Rivera MMA! Jorge Rivera, post fight interview in the
octagon with Joe Rogan
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Jorge Rivera UFC Fighter and Cheryl Ragsdale, photo credit thatgirlis-
funny.com
If youre looking to train with a strong, effective team or you just want to
add variety to your work-outs, I strongly encourage you to consider Peter
Welchs Gym in Boston. For MMA, check out Rivera MMA if youre in
the Milford area or Florian Martial Arts in Brookline.
If you dont live in Boston, find the best boxing or MMA gym in your area
and get busy!
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On a side note, if you have a favorite boxing gym or you want to nom-
inate someone in the category of Best Boxing Trainer, leave his or her
name in the comment box (located on the right hand side of this post
half-way down the page).
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Kenny Florian Trivia Game UFC Fight Night 21
Winners Selected by Keith Florian!
Thanks for playing the Kenny Florian Trivia Game with us!
Questions for the Game:
Kenny Florian Trivia Game UFC Fight Night 21 Florian vs Gomi
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Winners please contact me directly at cherylQthatgirlisfunny.com
Nick Caggiano
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Nathan Gauthier
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Kenny Florian UFC Fighter and Roy Nelson UFC Fighter
Caption for Cartoon of Kenny Florian and Roy Nelson
Kenny: I can beat pretty much everyone, but I cant beat Penn so nowwhat
do I do?
Roy: Now that I beat him, can I eat him?
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DeIicious or DeadIy? Give Up Soft Drinks
and Stay Young from the Inside Out
Sunday, April ll, 20l0
Adventures in living a healthy, juicy life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Soft drinks. Weve all grown up on them. Weve all heard that sugar laden
soft drinks are unhealthy and contribute to poor health.
Why do we still drink them?
How many soft drinks do you drink per week?
What would it take for you to give them up?
To get the scoop on just how unhealthy soft drinks are, page down to
find an interesting infographic
Via: OnlineSchools.org
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Featured Stay Young Blog Carnival Post
Fake Baby Looks Too Real to Eat
Happy 1st Birthday! Sounded like a good idea at the time, butfake baby
baked in cake looks too real to eat
Photo courtesy of Casey Markee posted at 20 Party Cakes Gone Horribly
Wrong
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Stay Young from the inside out
Welcome to the April 11, 2010 edition of staying young fromthe inside
out. Please review the following list of interesting posts submitted to the
Stay Young blog carnival. I checked Chriss bizarre post about nude tai
chi all the important parts are covered up
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bizarre
Chris presents Totally Nude Tai Chi: A Review With Pictures posted at
Martial Development, saying, If Tai Chi keeps you young, then what does
Nude Tai Chi do? Only one way to find out
Casey Markee presents 20 Party Cakes Gone Horribly Wrong posted at
Party 911 Blog Tips, Tricks And Helpful Hints For Hosting AGreat Party,
saying, Hi Cheryl, The best way to stay young is to laughalot. To that
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end, definitely check out this 20 Party Cakes Gone Horribly Wrong piece
that we just published today. It definitely makes me want to check the order
twice the next time I order a cake from a baker. Thanks for your consider-
ation.
courage
Diane Steward presents 23 Free Online TV Shows that Are Good for Your
Health and Wellness posted at MSNDegree, saying, While NBCand ABC
lead CBS in the number of health and wellness shows among those net-
works, you can find more full-length video programming at PBS or the
Discovery Channel, where entire sections are devoted to health and well-
ness.
fitness
3une Tree presents 12 Cheap Ways To Keep Fit And Stay Healthy posted
at The Digerati Life, saying, Thanks!
3oshua Noerr presents Foam Rolling, The Little Life Saver posted at
JoshuaNoerr.com Blog, saying, An inexpensive way to aleviate pain,
increase the quality of muscle tissue, increase flexibility, and increase the
effectiveness of your workouts!
Pablo Antuna presents How to Prevent Sarcopenia and Stay Strong posted
at Nutrition for Smart People, saying, Prevent your body from loosing that
valuable muscle. You can become stronger as you age!
growing bolder
Deborah E presents Makes Me Want To Buy A Porsche in Jeans posted at
Scat N Style .
humor
Madeleine Begun Kane presents Rehab For Serial Wife-Cheating? Bul-
lox! posted at Mad Kanes Humor Blog.
stay young from the inside out
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Casey Markee presents 20 Surefire Ways to Organize Your Life in 2010
posted at Almost Organized Blog KeepandShare.com, saying, Stay
young in 2010 by decluttering your life. Check out these 20 Surefire Ways
to Organize even the most hectic lifestyle. Implement themtoday and enjoy
more time with your loved ones tomorrow.
Outshined presents Branching Out posted at personalwebguide.com, say-
ing, One of the easiest ways to stay young and feel young (having an ever
satisfying life) is to continually branch out and try new experiences. Not
only does it prevent midlife crisis, but it also keeps like fresh and enjoyable
for us, something we could all benefit from.
education
Rugbygirl Crosby presents 30 Essential Web Resources for Health Edu-
cators posted at Masters in Health Education, saying, If you are a health
educator, you can look online for support, advice and helpful hints. Here
are 30 web resources that can help health educators.
That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of
staying young from the inside out using our carnival submission form.
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Precision Nutrition, UFC Fighters and My
PIan to Stay Forever Young
Tuesday, April l3, 20l0
Adventures in living a healthy, juicy life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
You know how youre bumping along looking for something sometimes
you dont even really know what and then you find it?
That just happened.
Ive been experiencing some physical changes as Im getting older hot
flashes and some unexpected tiredness. It occurred to me that my nor-
mal way of doing things might need to be adjusted. I went over to
eatsmartagesmart to see what advice I might find on my friend Krizias
site.
Precision Nutrition
I saw a banner for an ad Id seen before Precision Nutrition. I clicked
it.
I realized that I had already signed up back in December (almost 4 months
ago). I put in my info and up popped articles and blog posts and a fo-
rum! What happened?! I dont remember seeing all of that FREE infor-
mation!
Thats because 4 months ago, I wasnt having hot flashes. They just started
last month. Imlucky not to have had thembefore now. Google must know
Imhaving hot flushes because Imsuddenly seeing ads for a product called
Amberen. Its supposed to help with hot flashes. How does Google know
that Id be interested in that product? Probably because I did a search. We
have no privacy anymore. I laugh when those ads follow me to other peo-
ples sites.
Flashes or flushes? I feel more flushed than flashed.
Anyway, I digress.
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Georges St Pierre UFC Welterweight Champion
Because I didnt know my password, I pulled up some old Precision Nutri-
tion newsletters to see if I could find it. Up popped one about nutrition and
pregnancy. Ordinarily, I wouldnt have bothered reading that that topic
doesnt pertain to me.
and UFC Fighters
I scanned it and noticed something completely unexpected at the bottom
listed under Events.
UFC 111: St-Pierre vs Hardy
Newark, New Jersey
March 27, 2010
Notes: At this event, Ill be supporting friend and PN athlete,
Georges St-Pierre.
Until next time,
JB
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Georges St. Pierre? Who is this JB? And even more intriguing GSP
follows Precision Nutrition? And GSP is friends with this guy, JB? Who-
ever he is, he must know something. Georges St. Pierre has to cut weight
and remain strong and healthy before his UFC battles.
From my point of view, whatever it is that 3B Dr. 3ohn Berardi knows
about nutrition must be special otherwise Georges wouldnt be paying
attention. At 170lbs, Georges St. Pierre is the current UFC Welterweight
Champion of the World.
The notice that JB posted on his newsletter was an announcement regarding
Georges most recent UFC title defense against Englishman, Dan Hardy,
UFC 111.
When Worlds Collide
I love it when my worlds collide. As my loyal readers already know, Im a
huge mixed martial arts fan. I practice martial arts several times a week
at Florian Martial Arts Center owned by UFC fighter, Kenny Florian
and his brother, UFC Trainer, Keith Florian.
This video is a virtual tour of our school. We call it FloMAC.
You can see a BJJ lesson, me and my classmates doing jiu jitsu drills and
then me and the fellas modeling our Florian gear (yes, the rash guards and
sweatshirts are available for sale).
Renee Willis, Precision Nutrition Community Moderator
Not only that, as I paged through my emails from Precision Nutrition, I
noticed someone elses name popping up frequently Renee Willis! Renee
wrote a very popular guest post for ThatGirlisFunny thats had over 4,000
views.
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Renee Willis Competitive Bodybuilder
10 Reasons Why Female Bodybuilding is the Greatest Sport
I took a look and found that Renee is a Community Moderator for the forum
associated with Precision Nutrition.
My Plan to Stay Forever Young
OK I dont have any notions of becoming a body builder or ever having
the need to cut weight for any kind of tournament or athletic endeavor.
But, I am interested in maintaining my weight and my ability to train for
two hours at a time several times a week with men who are heavier than
me.
Stay tuned to keep up with my adventures on my voyage of discovery with
the Precision Nutrition System!
What about you?
What will you do to wage war on aging and poor health?
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What are you most interested in? Anti-aging? Recovering fromsome health
mishap or injury? Too much couch potato time? Getting fed up with huffing
and puffing when you climb the stairs?
What will you do to stay young from the inside out?
Join me in waging war on aging and poor health!
Set a goal and make a plan to stay young forever or at least, for as long as
you can.
Cheryl Ragsdale practicing my fight face photo by Nancy Carbonaro
If youd like to find out more, click either or both of these links:
Precision Nutrition
or
Gourmet Nutrition
If youve already had experience with the Precision Nutrition program
- positive or negative please let me know.
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If you have questions for me, Ill try to answer them or else Ill check in
with someone who can give us the right answer to your question.
The comment box is on the right hand side of this post half-way down
the page.
<A HREF=http:77WWW.prec1s1onnutr1t1on.com7cmd.p
hp? Clk=36S2606 > Gourmet Nutrition
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Two Dangerous Tactics to Avoid BIogging
Tips From Expert BIoggers
Wednesday, April l4, 20l0
Adventures in living a healthy, juicy life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Two Dangerous Tactics to Avoid
1. What if you woke up one day and found yourself locked out of your
twitter account?!
Find out what happened to one unlucky blogger who found himself in this
situation. He managed to get himself reinstated, but not without some
considerable effort. Check out his post to find out what he did to violate
Twitters Terms of Service and how he got himself out of hot water.
My Twitter Account Got Suspended: What Now? The dangers of bulk
following and unfollowing are revealed.
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2. Choosing a domain name that no one can remember.
As many of you know, Im a big fan of Yaro Starak from entrepreneurs
journey.
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Yaro offers loads of excellent blogging information for free.
When I first started blogging, I downloaded his free e-book called Bloq
Projits Blueprint.
Each week, Im focusing on one of Yaros expert blogging tips. Lets look
at another one of his recommendations.
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qer qreor |eyworJs onJ eosy ro remember rnen youve Jone o qooJ job!).
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Before I started thatgirlisfunny.com, I had another blog for a brief period of
time about 3 months. When I first started getting organized for the old
blog, I bought the .com, the .net and the .org big waste of money!
Once I realized that I didnt like the direction that first blog was taking,
I decided to start fresh with a new one. When the time came to buy the
domain name for thatgirlisfunny, I took Yaros advice and chose to buy just
the .com
What about you? Whats working for you on your blog? What would
you like to change or work on next? Please leave comments and let me
know what youre thinking. The comment box is half-way down on
the right-hand side of this post.
Why did I call my blog thatgirlisfunny?
Because I am!
What you havent noticed that Im funny?
Click here to read my funny posts.
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Blogging Tips from Expert Bloggers
Here are more relevant, useful and effective tips to assist you with pumping
up the volume on your blog.
community
Florine Church presents 30 Excellent Science Blogs Anyone Can Appre-
ciate posted at Online Colleges.org.
3ennifer Kingsley presents 30 Free Open Courseware Classes About Ev-
ery Type of Engineering posted at Online Engineering Programs, saying,
It may seem really easy to lump all engineering into one category. How-
ever, the truth is that there are several different types of engineering. If you
are interested in learning more about engineering, you can read about the
different types of programs available.
Hoven Keith presents 9 Pervasive Myths About Biotechnology posted at
Masters in Biotechnology, saying, Biotechnology is a controversial sub-
ject, and depending on your point of view, these myths might be dangerous
or hold the seeds of truth.
Mariana Ashley presents 30 Free Collaboration Tools That Are Awesome
for Education posted at AccreditedOnlineColleges.org.
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making money online
OneMightyWoman presents How to Start a Blog posted at Internet Busi-
ness at OneMightyWoman.com, saying, Creating a website begins offline
with goal setting and planning. A good foundation is essential to a strong
blog.
Simon Townley presents Ideas for blog posts five sources of inspiration
to last a lifetime posted at Write Mindset, saying, For most writers, finding
ideas and inspiration is always a challenge. If you write a blog, then you
will likely be trying to come up with a regular stream of posts. These five
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ideas could give you at least one post a week, every week, for the rest of
your blogging career.
Madeleine Begun Kane presents Dear Newbie posted at Mad Kanes Hu-
mor Blog.
seo
KC Ernsting presents The White-Hat Search Engine Optimizers Guide to
Article Marketing posted at MetaSpring Blog, saying, Article marketing
makes up a large portion of SEO campaigns as they build links and control
anchor texts. This post looks at ways for you to make the most of your time
as you market articles.
Tammi Kibler presents SEOTactics: Blog Commenting and Nofollowtags
posted at Write More. Write Fast. Write Now., saying, Misinformation
persists about the usefulness of blog commenting to increase a websites
visibility to search engine bots. Are you commenting to boost your sites
rankings? Are you deleting short Great blog comments because you feel
they are spam?
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social media
Baris Goroglu presents Social Networking? Your New Sidekick?! posted
at Official Blog of BGDesignz, saying, Blog post about the power of social
networking. Twitter, Facebook, MySpace etc. Why its a must to have and
why you need it!
Sell It on the Web presents My Twitter Account Got Suspended: What
Now? posted at Sell It on the Web, saying, Tips and advice on what to do
when your Twitter account gets suspended.
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traffic
3oe Revod presents Generating Traffic To Your Website So Many Ad-
vice? Which One Do You Follow? posted at Internet Business Make Money
Online With Welly Mulia.
GreatManagement presents How to Get All the Free Traffic You Want
posted at We Build Your Blog, saying, Traffic its the lifeblood of an
internet business.
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blogging tips fromexpert bloggers using our carnival submission form.
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![if gte mso 10| Use a proper domain name. If you are serious about
blogging be serious about what you call your blog. In order for people to
easily spread the word about your blog you need an easily rememberable
domain name. People often talk about blogs they like when they are speak-
ing to friends in the real world (thats the offline world, you remember that
place right?) so you need to make it easy for them to spread the word and
pass on your URL. Try and get a .com if you can and focus on small easy
to remember domains rather than worry about having the correct keywords
(of course if you can get great keywords and easy to remember then youve
done a good job!).
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A Bad Day? Funny Photos to Make You
Laugh Out Loud
Thursday, April l5, 20l0
Adventures in living a healthy, juicy life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
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Are you having a bad day?
Im having one of those days when nothing I do seems to work.
If I could take pictures and show you, this is what it would look like.
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Come on, it cant be that bad!
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So, tell me, what happened?
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Oh dear, what else happened?
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Oops!
Well, accidents do happen.
What?! Theres more?
But youre usually cracker-jack accurate.
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I cant imagine you making a mistake like that.
Ok, this really is too much.
Now, youre adding insult to injury.
Well, Im glad to see you still have your sense of humor.
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Come back and visit soon!
Ill have more funny photos from around the web to share with you.
Please stumble, tweet and share on facebook!
Make someone laugh today youll both feel better.
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WiId Women and Feng Shui Opposites
Attract! Find Your Tribe
Saturday, April l7, 20l0
Adventures in living a healthy, juicy life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
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Wild Women and Feng Shui
The most interesting people are sending links to this Guest Post blog car-
nival!
This edition includes a feng shui consultant who also loves to give blog-
ging tips. I can relate to wanting to talk about more than one thing.
Blogging is fun to talk about and theres so much to learn. After taking
some time off to focus on her fung shui blog, Pat is back at work on her
Internet Business blog.
Then we have rne Wild Woman Fund Raisinqblog need I say more?
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Take a look through her blog and see what you might want to contribute as
a guest blogger or ask Mazarine to guest post on your blog.
One thing that Im noticing is that it isnt always clear who wants to guest
post and who is seeking guest posts.
Im assuming that the people who are submitting their links are open
to either receiving guest posts or writing them.
If this isnt true for you, then the best thing to do is to please submit your
links to my weekly blogging tips from expert bloggers blog carnival.
The bloggers who are clearly open to receiving guest posts are at the top of
the list.
Before we get to the list, I want to share the following video with you.
Its the first video in a series of 10 free videos in the become a blogger
video series. When I first started thinking about creating my blog, I wanted
some fast track tools to help me get started.
When I first started thinking about creating my blog, I wanted some fast
track tools to help me get started.
I didnt want to mess around with testing and getting it wrong.
I found Yaro Starak and his friend and blogging partner, Gideon Shal-
wick.
Their videos and free materials were instrumental in having me hit the
ground running. Their tips continually help to build traffic and sub-
scribers.
FREE: Discover The Time Tested And Proven Roadmap To Blogging
Success
Thousands of people start new blogs every day. Please feel free to watch,
learn and share with the people in your blogging circles.
There are several choices for where to create your blog.
Gideon and Yaro feel very strongly about using WordPress.
This first video addresses why they think you should use WordPress to cre-
ate your blog.
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ThatGirlisFunny is created on WordPress.org.
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For New Bloggers or for your (real world) friends who dont under-
stand blogs
10 Easy To FollowVideos Showing You HowTo Create Your Blog From
Scratch!
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find your tribe guest bloggers
Welcome to the April 17, 2010 edition.
blogging
Tiffany Colter presents A few more tips posted at Writing Career Coach,
saying, Guest blogger Rachel Mendell shares with us a few tips on
writing for the newspaper.
business
Mazarine presents Wild Woman Fundraising Why your dog is a great
fundraiser posted at Wild Woman Fundraising, saying, I blog about
fundraising, nonprofits, and how to be a better nonprofit leader. I
welcome guest bloggers. Here is an example article which the dog
wrote for me.
3ennifer Saksa presents Express Dictate Software helps a Medical
Practice Find More Time for Patients posted at NCH Software Blog,
saying, Short case studies like this post are currently the closest we have
come to guest posts in our blog, but if anyone has used any of our software
programs, we would be more than open to guest post and expanding
our community.
health
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LindaQNHE presents Write natural health articles posted at Natural
Health Ezine, saying, Always looking for great articles about natural
health and organic living
internet
Lyn presents Lynspirations: Windows 7 64Bit posted at Lynspirations,
saying, a really long article
Pat Doyle presents Embrace Your Creative Power posted at Internet
Business j Pat Doyle, saying, I would like online businesspeople to have
more confidence in their creativity and their ability to create value for
others.
money
KPC presents Are Debt Consolidators Legitimate? posted at Debt Relief
Grants And Other Debt Squashing Tips!.
KPC presents Stop Your Credit Card Payments posted at Debt Relief
Grants And Other Debt Squashing Tips!.
self-improvement
Vicki Garcia presents Embracing crazy posted at My Kick Ass Coach!.
That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of
find your tribe guest bloggers using our carnival submission form.
Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.
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How to Stay Young from the Inside Out
Drink Anti-Aging Green Smoothies Forever
Sunday, April l8, 20l0
Adventures in living a healthy, juicy life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
One thing Ive added in recently to my healthy eating regimen is having a
delicious fruit and vegetable smoothie 3 to 7 times each week.
Hayley is preparing for the Tough Guy Challenge
When my friend, Hayley, announced that she was taking on the Tough Guy
Challenge, I wanted to do something to show my support rather than do
the challenge with her. Seriously, you have to take a look at the video of
the muddy, wet and cold challenge shes set for herself.
Currently, shes working on changing her lifestyle to allow her to be fit
enough to take on this 8 mile obstacle course scheduled for this sum-
mer. She ran into a snag when her doctor recommended that she allow
her knees to catch up with her determination. She will be back with an
update on her progress soon.
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Go Green with Vegetable Smoothies!
Ive always had trouble eating 3 servings of fruit and vegetables every day. I
issued a smoothie challenge to myself after I saw a photograph of a little
girl happily slurping a green smoothie through a straw.
Brussel sprouts! The little girls mother proudly proclaimed that her daugh-
ter loved her brussel sprout and banana smoothies.
Alright! Im not about to be outdone by a child. I really dont like brussels
sprouts.
But I was willing to try.
I dumped fruits, veggies and water into my blender yes, just my regular
blender and came up with something pureed and blended enough to eat/-
drink. I now understand why people like the super-powered blenders that
reduce the concoction to a drinkable juice.
It tasted good!
After more than a month, Imstill maintaining the habit of drinking my fruit
and vegetable smoothie 3 to 7 times per week. Im noticing that Im getting
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leaner. Plus, Im really delighted to have solved a problem with a solution
that works for me.
Women Jogging Photo courtesy of Blairfrench
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What about you?
What will you do to wage war on aging and poor health?
What are you most interested in? Anti-aging? Recovering fromsome health
mishap or injury? Too much couch potato time? Getting fed up with huffing
and puffing when you climb the stairs?
What will you do to stay young from the inside out?
3oin me in waging war on aging and poor health!
Set a goal and make a plan to stay young (healthy) forever or at least, for as
long as you can.
If youd like to find out more, click either or both of these links:
Precision Nutrition
or
Gourmet Nutrition
If youve already had experience with the Precision Nutrition program
positive or negative please let me know.
Ive always had trouble eating 3 servings of fruit and vegetables every
day.
If you have questions for me, Ill try to answer them or else Ill check in
with someone who can give us the right answer to your question.
The comment box is on the right hand side of this post half-way down
the page.
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Stay Young From the Inside Out
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Welcome to the April 18, 2010 edition of staying young from the inside
out. Listed below, youll find helpful stay young tips from around the
web.
relationships
Live To Inspire presents Your Stance: Do Soul Mates Really Exist? posted
at Live To Inspire.
Adam presents Custody Weekend Tips posted at Divorce Tips For Him,
saying, Some ideas for divorced dads to spend quality time with their chil-
dren on weekends.
fitness
Kevin Poulis presents TheBestLife.com Lose Weight With Oprah posted
at SiteTally.com.
Donald Latumahina presents 8 Ways to Get in Shape posted at Life Opti-
mizer.
Denise Harris presents Help For Seniors With Limited Mobility posted at
Able Mart, saying, Ways to seniors to improve strength and mobility.
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The OriginaI Kenny FIorian Trivia Game for
UFC l0l
Monday, April l9, 20l0
Adventures in living a healthy, juicy life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
The Kenny Florian Trivia Game for UFC Fight Night 21 was actually
the 3rd rendition of the now almost famous just for fun trivia game.
Click this link to see the questions and answers for the second Official
KenFlo Trivia Game for UFC 107.
Go here for a virtual visit and to see what its like to train at Florian Martial
Arts Center Life at FloMAC Video Series
This is the first time Im sharing the original Official KenFlo Trivia
Game questions, answers and game flow conversation that went along
during the 23 days that we played the game. Heres how it all began back
in the summer of 2009
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Official KenFlo Trivia Game Questions with Answers for UFC 101
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An opportunity arose when I noticed there were only 23 days until Kenny
Florians Title fight against the current Lightweight UFC Mixed Martial
Arts Champion, B3 Penn.
Its like waiting for Christmas, I thought to myself. What shall I do to
pass the time?
Heres what I did: I created the Official KenFlo Trivia Game. One ques-
tion a day posted on facebook and also on twitter. Twitter made the game
more interesting because of the size constraint imposed on tweets. Because
messages can be no longer than 140 characters, a degree of difficulty was
added to make the game more interesting.
What follows are the questions and the answers provided by the fellas
of FloMAC (Florian Martial Arts Center) and one or two others who
joined in.
Every question appeared on my facebook page or my twitter profile page.
Every answer comes from tweeted responses or facebook friends.
Subscribe to ThatGirlisFunny to get advance notice of the next Kenny
Florian Trivia Game!
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Official KenFlo Trivia Game Questions with Answers
2S days to UFC 101! Its like waiting for Christmas. What shall we do?
How about a KenFlo trivia game? We need a good question to start.
Kelly: only question I can think of is asking both fighters How do you
spell B. J. after their fight to test for brain damage. I wish KenFlo the
best of luck hes a great, great fighter with mind blowing technical skill.
Penn has been great and can be great so Im very curious to see how it pans
out, but I believe Kenny will pull it off!!
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24 days to UFC 101, Play KenFlo Trivia Game! On TUF Season 1
poster, Kenny Florian is the only fighter a) knitting b) meditating c)
grinning
Alex: yeah, LOL, got a huge smile
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Hans: c
Cheryl: Correct! The answer is C. Our Kenny is a smiling fighter.
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23 days to UFC 101! Play KenFlo Trivia Game! To blend in
when boxing at Peter Welchs in Southie, Kenny Florian wears green
shoesTrueorFalse
Hans: Lol Im guessing true
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22 days to UFC101! Play KenFlo Trivia Game! The last name of Kenny
Florians Muay Thai trainer is a) Della-Grot-te or b) Wota-Hot-te?
Hans: a!!!
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21 days to UFC 101 Play KenFlo Trivia Game! Kenny Florian is spon-
sored by a) One More Round b) No Mas! c) Chinese take-out next door
to FMAC
Mike: a
Cheryl: Hans tweeted his answer to me: LOL Chinese take-out of
course!!
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Cheryl: Hans, your answer is incorrect and you have broken your winning
streak. But, dont give up! More questions to follow! Well done, Mike
Sherman for getting the correct answer One More Round.
Hans: Cheryl i did tweet omrso I still won lol
Cheryl: Um, whats omr?
Hans: One more round duh
Cheryl: LMAO! I just figured that out and was about to let you know. OK,
your winning streak remains. Genghis Hans!
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20 days to UFC 101! Play KenFlo Trivia Game! FloMAC stands
for Florian a) Martial Arts Center b) Method Acting Class c) Maca-
roni&Cheese yum!
Hans: A
Cheryl: Yes, Hans, the answer is A. That was an easy one. Im making
them harder from now on. Your Winning Streak continues
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19 days to UFC 101! Play KenFlo Trivia Game! Kenny Florian looks
most like a) AdamSandler b) Denzel Washington c) Harry Potter (Rad-
cliffe)
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Ben Stiller
Hans: d) ben stiller
Elissa: d)ben stiller
Cheryl: hahahah!! Ben Stiller! Thats who I meant! LOL! Sometimes I
wonder about me. LMAO!
Sean: b) denzel washington
Elissa: Sometimes we wonder too. Its all about acceptance!
Hans: I still win :)
Cheryl: hahhaa! Sean, thank you for getting my sense of humor!
Cheryl: Yes, Hans! You are the King of the Trivia Contest! I have to think
of a valuable prize for you.
Sean: give Hans a copy of the calendar, its got my pretty face in there
Cheryl: Sean, you are a pretty fighter, like Ali. We should have a pretty
fighter contest. Hans, youre pretty too. Elissa, youre cute too.
Sean: well arent you just sprinkling the compliments around Cheryl
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Alex: D) Ben Stiller
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18 days to UFC 101! Play KenFlo Trivia Game! Things B33 guys say
at FloMAC a) tap or snap! b) I go, you go c) Nah-Gah! d) all of the
above
Perryn: tap or snap!!!
David: Nah-GAAAAHHHH
Sean: Things said at flomac or things said by felix?
Cheryl: I think I may have stumped you on this one. But only because
none of you guys have trained with Sexyama aka Tateki. Felix says two of
the above. Ive heard Sollis pop out an occasional tap or snap. Finally,
a question that Hans might get wrong. Speaking of Hans, where are you
bro?
Hans Nguyen: Its def not a) cause theres no ego in trainingso Im going
to say e) lets roll/ flo
Genghis Hans
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Hans: Also its not b cause no one says thatnot c cause theres only been
two naga
Cheryl: I just realized that I misled you with the BJJ reference. Sexyama
says I go you go in Muay Thai when hes setting up how he wants us to
do the drills. Take out the BJJ and the question works. So, based on how
the question is written, answer A and answer C are correct with a bow to
Hans because youre right, as usual, theres no ego in training. But it is fun
to say it when youre armbarring someone. Well, I like saying it. LOL!
Hans: Whos sexyama?
Cheryl: Tateki. He trains us in Muay Thai. Youre not even in MA, son,
how are you gonna know who Tateki is? OK, I gotta hook you up and make
sure my questions dont include anything youre missing because I want you
to stay in first place. At UFC 100, there was a fighter nick-named Sexyama
and Keith started calling Tateki (hes awesome in Muay Thai) Sexyama. I
dont know if T liked it, but I thought it was cute.
Hans: Ru sure it was tateki cause akiyama is sexyama
Cheryl: Hey! Akiyama doesnt teach muay thai at flomac. Akiyama is the
real Sexyama. Tateki is our flomac Sexyama. LMAO!
Cheryl: I missed the lets roll / flo. Flo like Flo-rians? Does flo mean
something else? LOL!
Hans: Flo is when ur trying to work on ur attacks/controls when ur on the
ground. Cant be in the same position for more than 30sec
Cheryl: I gotta practice saying that so it sounds like I knowwhat Imtalking
about. Lets roll flo. LOL!! Yeah, ok, I got some work to do on that one.
Hans: Its either lets roll or lets flolol
Cheryl: oh good, cause it sounded really stupid when I said it out loud.
OMG, you crack me up. Imsigning off. Nowthat we have that all straight-
ened out. Good night, JohnBoy.
Jeff: how about you can do anything for 10 seconds
Cheryl: Thats a good one too. Well make it e)
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Florian Spoofs Stiller!
Dont Pull Halj Guard Part 1 & Part 2 a mini film spoofing Ben
Stiller and starring Dave Camarillo, Kenny Florian, and Klint Klaas.
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17 days to UFC 101! Play KenFlo Trivia Game! Kenny Florian trains
MuayThai at which school a) Kung Fu Fighting b) Sityodtong c) Phils
in NYC
Cheryl: From Hans: Hans Xtreme Kung Fulol just kidding sydty-
otong.
Hans tweeted his answer last night. He is still the reigning Champion of the
KenFlo Trivia Game!
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16 days to UFC 101! Play KenFlo Trivia Game! What is hidden up-
stairs at FloMac a) dead opponents of kenny/keith/alex b) live oppo-
nents of kenny/keith/alex c) gis
Hans: Yay!!
David: Dont forget about t-shirts, belts and 30 gal drums of stevia!
Cheryl: I forgot about stevia. Alrighty then, tomorrow well do a Tip of
the Week question. Thanks! And a shout out to Jeff Sollis for you can do
anything for 10 seconds. Well work that into one of the future questions.
OMG! Only 16 days to go!
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Cheryl: OMG! Only two more weeks before the big fight!
1S days to UFC 101! Play KenFlo Trivia Game! Kenny Florian loves
a) high fructose corn syrup b) fat c) locally grown veggies d) coke over
ice
Hans: Lolc
David: c, and wild fish!
Cheryl: Thats right! Wild fish, no farm fish swimming in vast pools of
their own fish waste. Be careful with that mercury laden tuna as well.
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14 days to UFC 101! Play KenFlo Trivia Game! Who has bigger calves
than Kenny Florian a) Billy Farago b) Brock Lesnar c) nearly every-
body
Billy trains with us at FloMAC. Ive heard Keith Florian describe Billy as
having cows not calves. Apparently, Keith says that to several of the
guys. I got comments claiming that Billy was not the only one with enor-
mous calves. The Official KenFlo Trivia Game Big & Beefy Most
Manly Calves Contest began. David is currently in 1
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place sporting 19
calves thats one inch smaller than my thigh!
David commented, the Stifters are genetic freaks when it comes to
calves.
Get the tape measures out, boys. Can you beat 19?
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13 days to UFC 101! Play KenFlo Trivia Game! During a match, Kenny
Florian is known to use his sharp a) teeth b) toenails c) elbows d) wit
Answer: c) elbows
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12 days to UFC 101! Play KenFlo Trivia Game! One of Kenny Florians
wrestling partners is named a) Rocky b) Bullwinkle c) Moose d) Natasha
e) Boris
Answer: c) Moose
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11 days to UFC 101! Play KenFlo Trivia Game! Which company provided
the mats at Florian Martial Arts Center a) Panera b) Dulimar c) Zebra
Answer: c) zebra mats
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10 days to UFC 101! Play KenFlo Trivia Game! KenFlo got scar on
forehead tangling with a) Nightmare b) Brave Heart c) el Matador d)
JoeDaddy
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b) from Brave Heart, KenFlos dog
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9 days to UFC 101! Play KenFlo Trivia Game! BraveHeart is a nickname
for Kenny Florians a) MuayThai partner b) girlfriend c) dog d) brother
Answer: c) dog
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8 days to UFC 101! Play KenFlo Trivia Game! Unfortunately this question
was lost.
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7 days to UFC101! Play KenFlo Trivia Game! UFC87 Walking in wearing
a yellow tracksuit paid homage to a) Van Damme b) Bruce Lee c) Jet Li
Answer: b) Bruce Lee
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6 days to UFC 101! Play KenFlo Trivia Game! KenFlo/J-Lau fight, Kenny
walked in dressed up as a) ninja b) spartan c) samurai d) shaolin monk
Answer: c) samurai
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3 days to UFC 101! Play KenFlo Trivia Game! What is KenFlos fam-
ily nickname a) cookie monster b)sticky buns c)sweet cheeks d)lovebug e)
neo
Answer: a) Cookie Monster I like Sticky Buns better
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4 days to UFC 101! Play KenFlo Trivia Game! Kenny Florian fought in
what weight class at TUF 1 a) 183 b) 170 c) 133 d) 143 e) catchweight
Answer: a) 183lbs
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Bonus Trivia: Remember the family nickname question from yesterday?
Since no one knew the answer I have a twist. Choose one of the options
that you dare the winner of the trivia contest to call Kenny a) cookie monster
b) sticky buns c) sweet cheeks d) love bug e) neo
No one took me up on that
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Big & Beefy Most Manly Calves Contest Winner Declared!
Cheryl with fellas of flomac on Rocky Steps in Philadelphia UFC101
Stifter wearing sunglasses and sporting winning 19 calves
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1
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Place David 19 calves When told that his calves are officially
cows said, Alas, I only wish superior calves helped in some athletic en-
deavor.
2
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Place Anthony 17 (unverified, reported in with full knowledge of
everyone elses score)
3
rd
Place Sean 16.S
Thanks to Felix, Hans, Brian and Billy I do question the credibility of the
contest Farago
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3 days to UFC 101! Play KenFlo Trivia Game! On TUF 1, Kenny Florian
fought for which UFC Coach a) Team Couture b) Team Liddell c) Both
d)neither
Answer: c) both
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2 days to UFC 101! Play KenFlo Trivia Game! Kenny Florians fa-
vorite food a) salmon 8 spinach b) pizza 8 brownies c) chicken parmagian
d)toast
Answer: b) pizza and brownies
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Bonus Trivia Question: On his soccer team, Kenny Florian was known for
having the most a) headers b) goals c) fights d) offside kicks
Answer: b) goals
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1 day to UFC 101! Play KenFlo Trivia Game! Kenny Florians first martial
art was a) karate b) Tae Kwon do c) shaolin kung fu d) jeet kune do
Answer: a) karate
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April 2010
So much excitement leading up to that Championship battle with BJ
Penn. It didnt go our way that night. Now that Frankie Edgar has top-
pled the King, when will KenFlo get his 3rd opportunity to fight for the
Lightweight Championship belt? Whenever it happens, well be ready to
support him in his quest by providing another just for fun Kenny Florian
Trivia Game.
To make sure you dont miss out on the next game, subscribe to ThatGirlis-
Funny by entering your details in the Subscribe Box. Ill send out an email
to notify you when the game is on.
Please stumble, tweet and share on facebook!
Make someone laugh today youll both feel better.
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Subscribe now and receive a free ebook (sign up large pink box on right-
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FIorian MartiaI Arts Center Life at FIoMAC
Video Series
Tuesday, April 20, 20l0
Adventures in living a healthy, juicy life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Have you ever wondered what it might be like to train at a mixed martial
arts school owned and managed by one of your favorite UFC fighters?
Well, heres your chance to find out!
I made most of these videos to commemorate an event like one of Kenny
KenFlo Florians UFC fights and one was made just for fun to cele-
brate the increasing number of female fight fans who love to watch mixed
martial arts fights. Our numbers are growing!
We call our school, FloMAC, short for Florian Martial Arts Center.
What follows is just over 17 minutes of video shot by me or the fellas of
flomac.
Come and visit us! Ask questions or leave your thoughts in the com-
ments section (on the right hand side of this post about midway down
the page).
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The Life at FloMAC Video Series
Video S
Kenny Florian Trivia Game UFC Fight Night 21 Florian vs Gomi video on
youtube
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Kenny Florian Trivia Game UFC Fight Night 21 Florian vs Gomi ques-
tions and answers for the Trivia Game
Results Kenny Florian Trivia Game UFC Fight Night 21 Florian vs
Gomi Winners Announced and Answers for Trivia Game
In this video, the winners of the Kenny Florian Trivia Game for UFC
Fight Night 21 are selected, white belt class drills demonstration and avail-
able Florian gear for sale. Professor Keith Florian, Professor Alex
Lewis and Professor Mark 3ohnson appear in this video.
Video 4
Actually, You Do Want to Date These Girls video on youtube
Female UFC Fight Fans Are Hot! Actually, You Do Want to Date These
Girls back story
Some people have an impression of what kind of people like to watch mixed
martial arts. Um, its not a very good one. How could you watch when
its so violent and bloody? Watch this video to see why female fight fans
love to watch mixed martial arts.
Video 3
My UFC 107 Weekend with the Boyz on thatgirlisfunny.com
We traveled down to Memphis to see Kenny Florian battle with Clay
Guida. Memphis is an excellent place to go to see a live UFC event. Plus,
Kenny was victorious! Lots to celebrate!
Video 2
life at FloMAC UFC 107 KenFlo Trivia Game Winners Announced video
on youtube
The Official UFC 107 KenFlo Trivia Game! on thatgirlisfunny
UFC 107 Trivia Game Winners are selected! Professor Alex Lewis
demonstrates a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu move in a white belt class.
Video 1
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What I Learned from Watching Kenny Florian Train with Benson Hender-
son 2 MMA Fighters, 10 Lessons on thatgirlisfunny
WEC Lightweight Champion Ben Henderson spent a week in
Boston training with Kenny Florian in preparation for their upcoming
fights. Check out this video to see photos of one of their training ses-
sions.
Theres no video associated with our very first KenFlo Trivia Game, but
all the game commentary is here. See how it all began!
The Original Kenny Florian Trivia Game for UFC 101
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l5 BIogging Tips From Expert BIoggers
ReIevant, UsefuI and Effective TooIs
Wednesday, April 2l, 20l0
Adventures in living a healthy, juicy life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Blog Commenting Relevant, Useful and Effective
Ive noticed that many people read, but only a small proportion comment
on blogs.
There are definite benefits to commenting on blogs especially if youre a
blogger. Make your blog commenting relevant, useful and effective by
using it to expand your network and attract new visitors to your site.
Blog commenting is fun! But if it feels like work, dont do it.
I make it a daily habit to comment on at least 3 blogs. I especially like
to comment on blogs that have a higher Alexa ranking than mine. Plus,
it helps me to network with other bloggers. Its a nice way to introduce
myself and say hello. People do come to my blog from other blogs where
Ive left comments.
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As many of you know, Im a big fan of Yaro Starak from entrepreneurs
journey.
Yaro offers loads of excellent blogging information for free. When I
first started blogging, I downloaded his free e-book called Bloq Projits
Blueprint. Each week, Im focusing on one of Yaros expert blogging
tips. Lets look at another one of his recommendations.
I make it a daily habit to comment on at least S blogs.
Comment on Other Blogs
Start commenting on other blogs. Once you have your pillar articles and
your daily, fresh, smaller articles your blog is ready to be exposed to the
world. One of the best ways to find the right type of reader for your blog is
to comment on other peoples blogs. You should aim to comment on blogs
focused on a similar niche topic to yours since the readers there will be more
likely to be interested in your blog.
Most blog commenting systems allow you to have your name/title linked to
your blog when you leave a comment. This is how people find your blog.
If you are a prolific commenter and always have something valuable to say,
then people will be interested to read more of your work and hence click
through to visit your blog.
Click here to download the Bloq Projits Blueprint
I use Andy Baileys comluv plug-in as an effective way to leave a link to
a blog post that I choose from 3 of my recent blog posts with the blog
owners permission.
Have you tried it? Im sure youve seen the comluv link in use on blogs
youve visited. Whats stopping you from using it? If you are using it,
whats been your experience with it either positive or negative?
What about you? Whats working for you on your blog? What would
you like to change or work on next? Please leave comments and let me
know what youre thinking.
The comment box is half-way down on the right-hand side of this
post.
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14 More Blogging Tips from Expert Bloggers
Welcome to the April 21, 2010 edition of blogging tips from expert blog-
gers. Here is a list of interesting topics to take your blog to the next level.
Under the heading social media, youll see a link from Edna to Top
S0 Health Care Pundits Worth Following on Twitter
I know one of the people Edna recommended on her list! QePatient-
Dave
I know one of the people she recommended on her list! Dave is a friend
of mine and he is fantastic! He survived major cancer issues. Im amazed
that hes still alive and kicking! Hes a lovely man and a huge advocate for
patient empowerment.
ePatientDave: Dave deBronkart is a patient-empowerment advocate,
health data rights advocate and a blogger at e-patients.net and patient-
dave.blogspot.com.
As a result of finding Daves twitter address, I tweeted him. He tweeted
back timing is everything!
thatgirlisfunny Hey Cheryl check it OUT, tell all our peeps, Suede show
Thurs nite in Boston! Rare! And my book launch! http.771s.gd7bz
uCA
Heres ePatientDaves announcement on line.
Suede, is a jazz singer and Daves super-cool sister.
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Book launch and jazz show
April 22, Boston!
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mrs laughton presents Top 30 Engineering Blogs posted at Online Engi-
neering Programs, saying, Engineering careers can vary fromstudies about
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landslides to planning urban designs that might prove sustainable. Engi-
neering blogs reflect the same variety, including topics that touch on soft-
ware, networking structures, automobiles, mining and more.
Whoopie Patterson presents 10 Essential Web Tools for Research Scien-
tists posted at Masters in Science, saying, Research scientists have their
work cut out for them in the field. However, utilizing web resources, their
job can be made much easier.
making money online
kenneth sea presents Caffeinated Content Auto Content Plugin For Word-
Press posted at WP Article Automation.
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a Website or Blog posted at The Digerati Life
Wallet Blogger presents Online Tools For The Unintentional Entrepreneur
posted at The Smarter Wallet.
Sell It on the Web presents 10 Simple Tips to Build Your Business With
Facebook posted at Sell It on the Web, saying, Simple tips and advice on
how you can grow your business with Facebook.
3ohn Paul Aguiar presents Make Money With A Blog My Crazy Simple
7 Step Plan To Promote A New Post posted at Money Dummy Blog.
Monique Hrebeniuk presents 6 Proven Marketing Ideas For Business On-
line j Helping People Succeed In Business posted at Helping People Succeed
In Business.
seo
Richard C presents SEO: Keyword Competitive Analysis posted at
Richard Cummings, saying, If you want to create a web page that will
generate traffic, you need to do so using popular keyword search terms.
However, the more popular that a keyword is, the more keyword com-
petition you are going to have. In this article, we will take a look at how
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you can analyze the competition for a keyword and whether it is worth the
effort to try to place for that keyword.
Case Ernsting presents Career Development 101: Teaching Web 2.0 Tools
in the Classroom posted at MetaSpring Blog, saying, As graduation time
approaches, skills in digital marketing and information gathering are be-
coming of critical importance. This post covers where our colleges are in
preparing our students for a future joband where they fail.
GreatManagement presents Blogging Guide: Improving Your WordPress
SEO posted at We Build Your Blog, saying, In this blogging guide video I
show you the simple steps you must take to improve your SEO.
social media
Edna bhacker presents Top 30 Health Care Pundits Worth Following on
Twitter posted at Nurse Practitioner Degree, saying, One way for citizens
and health care professionals to stay on top of the news is to follow health
care news correspondents, health publications and Health 2.0 advocates on
Twitter. To that end, this list of top 30 health care pundits worth follow-
ing includes individuals and news publications that focus on various health
issues.
traffic
Chris presents HowAmateur Bloggers Create Great Posts posted at Martial
Development.
That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of
blogging tips from expert bloggers using our carnival submission form.
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Ben Hendersons Re-Match with Cowboy
Cerrone and Mayhem MiIIers BrawI
Thursday, April 22, 20l0
Adventures in living a healthy, juicy life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
CBS featured CBS Strikeforce Saturday Night Fights this past week-
end, on Saturday, April 17, 2010.
The fights took place in Nashville, TN.
When I clicked on the BlogCatalog homepage, I was delighted to see
Strikeforce Champion, 3ake Shields as a trending topic.
To me, that meant that mixed martial arts or cage-fighting was moving
into the mainstream.
But, theres a fly in the ointment
When Kanye West unexpectedly interrupted singer, Taylor Swift, after re-
ceiving her award at the VMAAward show, he didnt get punched, elbowed
or taken down to the ground.
When you interrupt a fighter in his moment of glory, as Mayhem Miller
did to 3ake Shields on Saturdays, CBS Srri|e[orce SorurJoy Niqnr Fiqnrs,
pushing and shoving happens.
In this case, quite a bit of pushing and some punching happened.
Much has been written about this unfortunate incident.
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Video of the Strikeforce brawl
AnJ rne mosr imporronr person nere is me, Joson Moynem Miller!
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3ason Mayhem Miller issues formal apology for behavior
People do stupid things. Mayhempublished a public apology on his blog.
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I woulJ li|e ro [ormolly opoloqize ro CBS, Srri|e[orce, onJ oll [ons o[ mixeJ
morriol orrs [or my role in rne evenrs [ollowinq rne Srri|e[orce: Nosnville
evenr. In rerrospecr, my riminq coulJ nor nove been worse ro os| [or my
remorcn wirn Jo|e SnielJs, onJ I ro|e [ull responsibiliry [or enrerinq rne
coqe onJ serrinq o[[ o cnoin o[ evenrs rnor cosr o Jor| snoJow on rne sporr.
Ive been o [iqnrer onJ o [on o[ MMA [or over 12 yeors, onJ woulJ never
Jo onyrninq ro inrenrionolly rornisn rne sporr Ive qiven my li[e ro. In rne
exciremenr o[ rne momenr I ler my emorions run niqn onJ moJe o boJ cnoice
rnor resulreJ in o Jebocle, [or rnor, I sincerely opoloqize.
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No gray area when it comes to Whites reaction By Kevin Iole, of Yahoo!
Sports
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WEC 48 Aldo vs. Faber
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Even with bad behavior, MMA seems to be moving into the main stream
with mixed martial arts fights on CBS and Strikeforce MMA fighter, Jake
Shield as a trending topic on the home page of BlogCatalog.
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Enough about Strikeforce. Lets take a look at this weekends WEC 48
event.
Heres my fight picks for WEC 48 predictions are in bold print
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view)
Current Featherweight Champion 3ose Aldo vs. Urijah Faber
Current Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson vs. Donald Cer-
rone
Mike Brown vs. Manny Gamburyan
Anthony Njokuani vs. Shane Roller
Antonio Banuelos vs. Scott 3orgensen
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike TV)
Leonard Garcia vs. Chan Sung Jung
Alex Karalexis vs. Anthony Pettis
PRELIMINARY CARD (not shown on TV)
Demetrious Johnson vs. Brad Pickett
Chad Mendes vs. Anthony Morrison
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Rani Yahya
Tyler Toner vs. Brandon Visher
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QWolverineTim has submitted his picks for WEC 48 Heres where
we differ. Tim predicts:
Shane Roller over Njokuani Winner Shane Roller
Karalexis over Pettis Winner Anthony Pettis
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Mendes over Morrison Winner Chad Mendes
Visher over Toner Winner Tyler Toner
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Outcome of Our Fight Predictions
Both QWolverineTim and I predicted 8 of the winners for these 11
fights!
The only one I would have chosen on second thought was Chad Mendes
he did really well against Anthony Cheesesteak Morrison.
We were both surprised that Manny Gamburyan knocked out Mike Brown
with a quick, short right to take the victory.
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Lightweight Champion Ben Henderson
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The Lightweight Championship re-match between reigning Champion,
Ben Henderson and Donald Cowboy Cerrone is sure to delight fight
fans. Their last battle earned Fight of the Year status.
Both men know they need to bring their entire arsenal and use it effectively
in order to be the man standing with his arm raised at the end of round
3. That is, if it goes 3 rounds. This is Bens first title defense as the new
champ.
Theres no question as to who Im rooting for I love to watch Cowboy
fight, but ever since Ben came to FloMAC to train with Kenny Florian,
my allegiance belongs to Benson Henderson.
Ben posted an interesting interview he did recently with HalfKorean.com
on his blog called SmoothBen.
My prediction split decision Ben Henderson remains Lightweight
Champion.
Outcome: In less than two minutes of the first round, Ben Hender-
son tapped out Cowboy Cerrone with a guillotine choke to remain the
Lightweight Champion!
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Other Notes
Am I the only one wondering whether Manny wait, my shoulder just
popped out Gamburyan has progressed enough to take on former Cham-
pion, Mike Brown? Im very curious to see how this fight goes. My pre-
diction Mike Brown, Unanimous Decision.
Outcome: Well, I was really wrong about this one! Manny Gamburyan
knocked out former Champion Mike Brown with a short right hand
punch. Manny saw an opening and capitalized on it beautifully. Well
done, Manny. Im sorry about the shoulder comment (blush).
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Antonio Banuelos and Scottie Johnson are in a rematch. Last time, Banue-
los won a split decision over Johnson. This one could go either way. Im
a big fan of Scottie my prediction split decision goes to Scottie this
time.
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OUTCOME: Scott 3orgensen defeated Antonio Banuelos via unani-
mous decision.
ALDO vs FABER
WEC 48
Saturday, April 24, 2010
PPV live 10PM EDT
Arco Arena
Sacramento, CA
Preliminary Fights on Spike TV at 9PM EDT
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Site Map BIog CarnivaIs
Saturday, April 24, 20l0
Each week, I run two blog carnivals on thatgirlisfunny. A blog carnival
is a list of related posts that other bloggers submit to thatgirlisfunny.
I use blogcarnival.com to collect the various listings in one organized
place.
If youre interested in finding new blog posts on a particular topic, then
check out either of my blog carnivals. Youll save time! Ive already looked
through the list to ensure that each post has something useful, entertain-
ing or informative to offer.
Personally, I gain a great deal by having people send their links to me. Ive
learned so much in a short period of time. Everyone who has their link
posted in one of my carnivals receives link love from thatgirlisfunny
Thank you to everyone who participates with me each week in my blog
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How to Stay Young Have a Good Laugh
and a Long SIeep
Sunday, April 25, 20l0
Adventures in living a healthy, juicy life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Sometimes, the best answer is the easiest one.
How do you stay young forever or at least for as long as possible?
A good laugh and a long sleep. Thats certainly simple enough. The trick
is to set up your life to allow time to laugh and enjoy the people around
you. Having a good day leads to sleeping well at night.
What changes can you make to laugh more and sleep better? I love to
hear fromyou! Please leave your answers and thoughts in the comment box
located about half-way down on the right hand side of this post.
A good laugh and a long sleep
are the best cures in the doctors book.
-Irish Proverb
I found many supportive words of wisdom when I
clicked through to check out Joe Tichios contribution to this weeks Stay
Young from the Inside Out blog carnival.
3oe Tichio presents Mar 11, The Greatest Inspirational Health Quotes
posted at Inspirational Quotes Blog, saying, A collection of inspiring
health quotes.
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Laughing is my favorite anti-aging weapon.
The opposite gossiping and complaining will sour your disposition and
age you within a few minutes of you opening your mouth. The aging ef-
fects spread from the speaker to the listener. It works the opposite way
too. Happiness and laughter lifts heaviness and has listener and speaker
appear more youthful.
Olivia Coleman sent in a list of amazing home remedies. One remedy
says that eating garlic can keep insects from biting and stinging. I won-
der if eating garlic works as effectively with with people who gossip and
complain. Seems to work well for Vampires
Garlic for insects and mosquitoes: Eating lots of garlic can keep insects
and mosquitoes from biting and stinging. Olivia Coleman presents 100
Amazing Home Remedies from Around the World posted at MRI Techni-
cian Schools.
And since were on the subject of listening to good advice:
Bring tissues: Keep tissues handy for emergency toilet paper. Honeypur-
ple presents 100 Handy Health Hacks for Busy Business Travelers posted
at Nursing School Search Blog.
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stay young from the inside out
Welcome to the April 23, 2010 edition of staying young from the inside
out. Read on for more great tips!
humor
Richard Tyler presents What Can I Do On The Internet When Im Bored
posted at Live Your Way, saying, People search A LOT for what to do
when theyre bored. This article tells themwell, sort of
Madeleine Begun Kane presents Tubing Blues posted at Mad Kanes Hu-
mor Blog.
relationships
Tom King presents Executive Marriage Coach The Eyes of an Angel
posted at GrowIt Forward, saying, I asked a couple that I have been coach-
ing for a while to look deeply into the eyes of one another and tell me what
they saw. The husband looked at his wife for a moment and said I see the
eyes of an angel. What is remarkable is this is a couple who has worked
through infidelity and some other tough issues and are now emotionally
healthier and more connected than ever. They are learning what it feels like
to be in quadrant 4 of the Dynamic Marriage Map.
Adam presents Helping Kids Cope with Divorce posted at
divorcetipsforher.com, saying, Divorce can be incredibly hard on
children of any ages, and it is important for both the mother and the father
to help the children get through the divorce.
stay young from the inside out
axinja granier presents The Diverse Emotional Benefits of Yoga posted at
Key to Being.
Olivia Coleman presents 100 Amazing Home Remedies from Around the
World posted at MRI Technician Schools.
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Rose De Dan presents One Reiki Sandwich, Please! Wild Reiki and
Shamanic Healing Blog posted at Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing Blog,
saying, Reiki is one alternative healing modality that can help animals and
people stay young from the inside out.
Doug Boude presents HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT CUP OF COF-
FEE posted at Doug Boude (rhymes with loud), saying, Nothing is more
therapeutic than relaxation, and what better way to relax than to reward
ones self with the perfect cup of coffee? This article is both instructional
and entertaining, revealing the art and spirit of making the perfect cup of
coffee.
Randy Powell presents MAKE YOUR CHOICE A HIGH ALKALINE
DIET posted at Eating-Veggies.com: High Alkaline Diet blog.
Your Best Library presents Living in the Present Moment posted at Your
Best Library, saying, How to let go of worries about future and resentment
about past
fitness
3oshua Noerr presents Two Exercises You Need To Do posted at
JoshuaNoerr.com Blog, saying, Two variations on two of the best ex-
ercises you can ever do.
jeni presents GoWear Fit Review posted at Savvy Skin: Anti-aging Skin-
care secrets to fabulous, smooth, glowing skin! Skin care, Botox, acne and
wrinkle prevention tips.
Alex Carson presents 100 Best Mens Health 8 Fitness Blogs posted at
Nursing School Search Blog.
Surbhi Bhatia presents Pilates: The newfitness trend posted at The Views-
paper The Viewspaper.
growing bolder
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Albie presents Be a Leader, Not a Follower posted at Matthew Alberto
.com.
Ashley presents Skeptical Buying Diamonds Online? Not Whiteflashs
Customers. Whiteflashs Fashion Accessories 8 Jewelry Insight Blog
posted at Whiteflash.coms Fashion and Insight Blog.
3une Tree presents 13 Cleverly Cheap Ways To Watch Your Hygiene posted
at The Digerati Life.
health
Delmy Martin presents 6 Reasons You Ought to Immunize Your Child
posted at Neonatal Nurse Practioner Degrees, saying, immunizations are
an important way to keep your child healthy and safe, here are 6 reasons
why.
Lazy Man and Money presents Are You Down with KFCs Double Down?
posted at Lazy Man and Health, saying, This post deals with nutrition in
fast foods. marjorie presents Top 7 Health Foods for Losing Weight posted
at Laurel on Health Food.
Honeypurple presents 100 Handy Health Hacks for Busy Business Trav-
elers posted at Nursing School Search Blog.
Street Saint presents Germs are Your Friend posted at Search For Bal-
ance.
3oe Tichio presents Mar 11, The Greatest Inspirational Health Quotes
posted at Inspirational Quotes Blog, saying, A collection of inspiring
health quotes.
Isabella Smith presents 7 Controversial Cosmetic Surgeries Now Surging
in China posted at MRI Technician Schools, saying, According to Lisa
Ling, next to tourism, automobiles, and real estate, beauty is the fourth-
biggest industry in the largest country in the world. From common proce-
dures like nose jobs and breast implants to the uncommon, China is fast
rising in cosmetic procedures.
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Diane Steward presents 20 Amazing Infographics for Health Conscious
People posted at Online LPN to RN, saying, You dont have to be a nurse
or some other health care professional to know that our society, as a whole,
needs better health. If you are interested in leading a healthier life, you can
get some interesting information with these 20 infographics on different
aspects of health.
Herbert Aitken presents 23 Eye-Popping Infographics on Global Health-
care Costs and Quality posted at Masters in Health Care, saying, Health
care politics aside, Americans and their global neighbors cannot expect im-
mediate changes in healthcare disparities, poverty levels, infant mortality
or cost and quality comparisons overnight.
Herbert Anderson presents 33 iPhone Apps Every Healthcare Professional
Needs posted at Nurse Practitioner Degree, saying, If you are a healthcare
professional, you might consider getting an iPhone to help you in your work.
Here are 33 iPhone apps that healthcare professionals can use to help them
provide better care to their patients.
Aaliyah Williams presents 17 Beautiful Infographics to Learn About Preg-
nancy posted at Best ultrasound technician schools, saying, Pregnancy re-
ally is a time for you to learn and grow, and to enjoy the baby developing
within you. Here are 17 infographics that can help you learn about preg-
nancy.
Baily Hayden presents The 3 Best Dot Gov Websites About Physical Ther-
apy posted at Masters in Physical Therapy, saying, Here are five websites
from the government that are actually very helpful for physical therapy stu-
dents, and therapists who are already working.
health education
Herbert Anderson presents Top 30 Continuing Medical Education Blogs
posted at Online Nursing, saying, The following list of top 30 continuing
medical education blogs offer news, learning opportunities and information
on health informatics, oncology, allergies and much more.
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Raymond Fernandez20 presents Top 30 Health Care Pundits Worth Fol-
lowing on Twitter posted at Nurse Practitioner Degree, saying, One way
for citizens and health care professionals to stay on top of the news is to
follow health care news correspondents, health publications and Health 2.0
advocates on Twitter. To that end, this list of top 30 health care pundits
worth following includes individuals and news publications that focus on
various health issues.
3ohn Laugherton presents 10 Essential Web Tools for Nurse Practitioners
posted at Nurse Practitioner Education, saying, Nurse Practitioners have
difficult jobs, however, with the proliferation of the internet, there are sev-
eral web tools that can be quite useful for nurses.
Herbert Aitken presents 30 Authoritative Public Health Experts Worth
Following on Twitter posted at MPH Degree, saying, The following 30
authoritative public health experts tweet the news as fast as they receive it,
often beating mainstream media to the punch.
Aaliyah Williams presents 3 Ways You Can Research Any Medicine On-
line (For Free) posted at Masters in Clinical Research, saying, The internet
is great for research but only if you can find the right sources. Following
are 3 reliable ways you can research any medicine online.
Alisha Harmann presents The 3 Best .gov Websites About Child Health-
care posted at Pediatric Nurse Practioner Degrees, saying, Child healthcare
is incredibly important, to that end, here are 3 of the best .gov resources
covering the topic.
Elisha Knackwood presents 30 Free Open Courseware Classes for Health-
care IT Professionals posted at Masters in Hospital Administration, saying,
If you are a healthcare IT professional, or hospital administrator looking
for a little more information about IT, you can take open courseware classes
to help you stay up to date. Here are 30 great open courseware classes for
healthcare IT professionals.
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