Monthly Archives: February 2010

Natural Anxiety Relief, When I Let It All Get To Me

This past week and a half I’ve had a lot of head and chest congestion and when that happens, it’s easy for me to let myself get backed up in my work.  Much of what I do is by phone, so when I can’t do hours worth of calls each day, the work begins to pile up on me.  When I’m feeling stressed and rushed and overwhelmed, that’s when I’m glad to know about natural, herbal alternatives like Valerian and St. John’s Wort, which affect the same brain pathways as anti-anxiety drugs like Xanax.   Read more: “Valerian and St. John’s Wort for Anxiety: Relieving Anxiety and Depression with Mild Natural Herbs”. Continue reading

Guaifenesin – Generic Mucinex – to the Rescue!

What a week this has been.  I had a headcold that really knocked me down for half a day the last 8 days.  I don’t know if it’s a cold or allergies due to the high oak pollen count right now.  My five live oaks have all lost their leaves but the six laurel oaks are fully leaved.  I began taking WalMart’s generic Mucinex ($10 less than the brand name, it’s called Mucus Cough Relief, active ingredient guaifenesin) and it began working right away.  I was afraid it would make me cough a lot, but it didn’t.  Pretty amazing really, it lets me work for lots of hours while the congestion moves through my system. Continue reading

Are Your Facebook Friends Really Your Friends? Don’t Assume Mine Are Either

I periodically get emails from friends – people I really know – asking about this guy or that that they have accepted as a Facebook friend since they saw my name as a “mutual friend.”  It should be no surprise that out of the almost 3000 “friends” I have on Facebook as of this writing, I only really know maybe 300 of them.  Of that 300, I may know half only through business association, and not know their personal life at all.  My rule for accepting Facebook friends is just accept everyone who asks unless my spidey sense goes off and says not to.  I had accepted Paul See, an Australian doctor, last year then suddenly was flooded with friend requests by dozens of what appeared to be teenage Asian hookers, who then started culling my Friends list. I didn’t get upset, I simply unfriended them.  It happens often with people who call it networking, the going in to someone’s profile to request to befriend their friends. Continue reading

Do You See 336-970-4221 On Your Caller ID? They are *NOT PHISHERS* It’s Wachovia/Wells Fargo

UPDATE:  I WROTE THE BELOW POST EARLIER AND IT IS WRONG. THIS IS WACHOVIA/WELLS FARGO. If you see 336-970-4221 on your caller id, or have gotten a call from your bank telling you a loan payment is late when you know it is not, these people are PHISHING for your personal information in order to scam you or even steal your identity.  Read the experience others have had with this phone number.  I was checking voice mail and see this number called several times in one day but left no message.  Be safe.  When in doubt, Google it and go to And never give personal info out to anyone who calls you.  I AM LEAVING THIS UP FOR PEOPLE TO SEE.  THESE ARE NOT PHISHERS, IT IS WACHOVIAWELLS FARGO AND I WAS LATE ON A PAYMENT WITHOUT KNOWING IT – I checked my own files to tell me this.



Aging and Changing – You Can Flow With It and Make It Easy Or You Can Resist It and Be Miserable

Time is a real and constant motion always rolling us along. Tell me who wants to look back on their youth and wonder where those years have gone? That is the bridge for the song I Hope You Dance.   I like it because I like having reminders that time is flying by and to keep making my best use of it.  Reminders for me to extract every bit of good that I want out of it while I have the chance.  I’ve already learned not to worry, so I keep my head in a relatively clear place.  But this is the first year I’ve really noticed my physical form aging.  I’ve noticed a few wrinkles starting, the texture of my skin becoming finer.  I make myself do squatting and floor sitting so I can keep my legs strong.  The constant getting up and down exercises my largest muscles – the quads – on a regular basis.  I wonder what my body would be like if I didn’t do yoga every day the past 30+ years?  I can imagine what my mind would be like had I not done daily meditation for that period.  Continue reading

Community Cat Fights. What is the Greater Cosmic Crime?

So which is the greater Cosmic Crime?  Someone who does something wrong in youth and pays their legal dues to society?  Or someone who, years later, feels the need to let everyone and their brother know about the years ago misdeed of someone else?  Karma aside, if you can’t say something nice, say nothing at all. If you do that, pretty soon all you experience will be so much… nicer.

Trust me on this.

The Importance Of Having Friends Who Call You On Your Stuff

I’ve had a headcold for the past few days.  I always keep my Facebook friends posted with what I’m doing, so yesterday I wrote:  <wakes up, takes swig of Nyquil, thinks about soup, passes back out>  A girlfriend, who pulls no punches, joked – although we both knew it was no joke: “Andrea, why the heck are you manifesting illness? What is it about being sick you wish to experience?”  I love having friends who call me on my stuff! Continue reading

*HOAX* Hidden Spy Cameras and Microphones Found Inside Digital TV Box – This is Untrue

There is a compelling video at Reason for forced digital switchover in US and UK: Government and industry watching us . The popular video circulating on You Tube shows the discovery of a spy camera and a microphone hidden inside a digital TV converter box.  Such devices are part of a government and industry surveillance program that is undoubtedly connected to the forced digital TV switchover being rolled out in the UK and US.  “I could not believe my eyes,” states the blurb accompanying the video clip, “I have a friend who is kind of a conspiracy theorist. He was trying to convince me that many of the digital TV convert boxes that are coming out have microphones and cameras built into them. Knowing a bit about electronics I bought one of these devices opened it up fully intending on proving him wrong. To my surprise he was right. This device has both a miniature camera lens and what looks like a microphone. I was so shocked I took pictures and video. Please send this out to everyone you know who is using one of these devices.” Continue reading

Why I Shout Out To Psychic Friends To Help With Missing Persons and Criminal Investigations

just the factsYesterday I wrote Asking Psychic Friends For Info in the Melbourne Beach Death of Nurse Kelly Brennan and the next post was Realtor Sheila Trott, Estranged Wife of former Mayor, Arrested in Beachside Slaying of Recovery Room Heart Nurse Kelly Brennan.  I’d posted on Facebook asking my psychic friends to take a moment to read the story, tune in to the matter and email any specific info that might be helpful.  I do a shout out like that when there are missing persons or crimes like this, that it would be helpful to have the blanks filled in to save investigation time. It gives a chance for all the Facebook friends who promote their psychic services to put their skills to work. Continue reading

Realtor Sheila Trott, Estranged Wife of former Mayor, Arrested in Beachside Slaying of Recovery Room Heart Nurse Kelly Brennan

Yesterday I wrote Asking Psychic Friends For Info in the Melbourne Beach Death of Nurse Kelly Brennan, whose body was found earlier this week.  John Torres of Florida Today reports: “Last night Brevard County sheriff’s agents arrested a 44-year-old Indialantic woman Wednesday evening in the killing of her former friend, a 46-year-old nurse.  Sheila Trott, a Realtor and the estranged wife of former Indialantic Mayor Daniel Trott, was taken into custody about 5 p.m. She was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder. Sheriff’s agents said there was a clear motive for the crime, but they would not reveal it. Continue reading