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Saving The Golden Goose: Where The True Gold Lies

I remember as a child being fascinated by a small aspect of a much larger fairy tale in Jack and the Beanstalk. I guess I have never really been enamored with conquest and really thought that Jack was a thief, but I loved the hen that laid the golden eggs.

The original source of course was Aesop, who told a tale with a moral core in The Goose that laid the golden egg. A man and his wife had the good fortune to possess a goose that laid a golden egg every day. For a while they were happy and lived well, but then they became impatient with how quickly they were accumulating their wealth. So they thought that if the goose could lay such a fine egg of gold, it must be lined with the precious metal. If they cut the goose open, they could get the gold all at once. Of course we all know what happened, the goose was just a goose and there was no gold inside.

For Aesop, the moral of the story was much wants more and loses all. I think there is also a hidden message, true gold comes from the process of creating.

You, my dear Diva, are a Golden Goose. Each day you lay multiple golden eggs throughout your life. They are often disguised as meals for loved ones, staying a little later at work to help your boss or co-workers, volunteering at the church or PTA, working on your cross-stitch or scrapbooking or on a passion of your heart. Everything that you do, each and every day, that brings a blessing to another is a golden egg. Like the goose in the story, you know how to lay the eggs. How well do you care for the goose?

If you are at all like me, and I think you are, we are very, very hard on the goose. Instead of recognizing all the golden eggs she has laid, and being thankful, we, like the greedy man and woman in the story, expect more, more, more. It is time that we honor the goose and forget about the eggs. If the goose is well cared for, the eggs will come, won’t they! Here are 7 lucky tips for the care and feeding of the golden goose:

1. Take one day off a week from work. The Sabbath is there for a reason,even God rested. “and on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested…” Genesis 2:3

2. Feather your own nest. I have the most wonderful bed linens, I feel like a princess every night when I go to bed. I have 2 feather mattresses and a silk, down comforter. I bought them at a discount store we have called, Tuesday Morning. Scour the town for one of your own. You will sink into luxury and know you are special, each and every night.

3. Nurture another golden goose. Identify a friend or a loved one running on fumes. Pick up her kids after school, take over the scout meeting for her, bring her a home-cooked dinner (just double your batch) and leave it on the step. Why do we have to wait until we are struck down with a catastrophic illness or event to reach out to each other? Let’s start a prevention program with our circle of women before the goose is cooked.

4. Feed your spirit daily. Find a quick, easy message that inspires you every day. One way with us is to sign up for the Daily Diva Word, it’s a free, quick pick me up that comes in your email.

5. Turn off the noise. Have a quiet time each day to shift gears. If you work outside of the home, plan just 15 minutes of alone time in your car before you pick the kids up, or rush to the store. Get a great CD or tape and play it, all alone in your car as you change states from employee to mom, wife or sane woman.

6. Become a Teacher. The only way that we ever learn anything new is from someone else. As you begin to value yourself as the Golden Goose you really are, you’ll begin to notice other women struggling to do it all. Share what you have learned with them and what helps you feel good about yourself.

7. Never Mistake the Egg as the Gift. We have become a society that values things more than people. It is often joked, tongue-in-cheek that you are only as good as your last accomplishment. That is the ultimate lie. We are not a collection of the things that we do, the sale that we make, or the goal that is conquered. You are the gift. You are the Golden Goose. The egg is just the last thing you created.

Wherever you are right now in your life, please stop for a moment and hear this truth. The true gold lies not in the outcome or accomplishment, it is in the process of creating. When you give yourself a little space and care for the golden goose inside you, you will once again lay a golden egg. Don’t worry, there is no where to go, you have everything you need for the blissful life you desire. You just forgot where the true gold lives—inside of you.

All the best,
Maureen

PS To help you remember the gold that you are, I’ve created some postcards for you to download. Two to keep and two to share with another Golden Goose that needs encouragement.

Fashion, Beauty Academy In New Jersey

New Jersey – The reference point for mold and magnificence thinks about:-

New Jersey is an incredible place for form, beautician and cosmetology training. The State has a standout amongst other government funded training frameworks in the United States. Around fifty-four percent of secondary school graduates take up advanced education and vocation situated courses in New Jersey. A considerable lot of New Jersey’s schools and colleges offer beautician/cosmetology degrees. Notwithstanding the two renowned colleges Rutgers and Princeton, there are 19 district universities in New Jersey, and various beautician/cosmetology specialized schools. Specifically, Fashion Beauty Academies confer an ideal blend of innovativeness in mold innovation, best in class specialized know-how or more all abilities to deal with individuals.

Course Curriculum

Courses incorporate Hair Care Techniques, Esthetics, Chemistry, Bacteriology, Color hypothesis, Nail Care and Skin Care. Scarcely any Beauty Academies, with a stage ahead to make their understudies an effective individual to work free business incorporate proficient administration essentials like accounting, showcasing, and different parts of business preparing in their educational modules

An examination in a delight School might be generally arranged into three branches:-

• Cosmetology and Hair Styling Course
• Esthetics Course and
• Student Teaching Course

Cosmetology and Hair Styling Course:-

To show up before the New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling for a permit to hone in this field, the hopeful ought to have taken up 1200 clock hours of hypothesis and viable preparing in all periods of Cosmetology. Rumored Cosmetic Schools give the fundamental hypothesis and useful presentation for the contender to begin rehearsing on receipt of the permit in a passage level in all periods of Cosmetology

Feel Course:-

Masterful Beauty Schools give square with significance to this branch which incorporates facials, body systems and make-up masterfulness. The New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling endorses 600 clock hours of figuring out how to make the applicant qualified for taking up the permitting examination

Understudy Teaching Course:-

A NJ State Cosmetology License holder with a High School Diploma or GED and at least a half year salon encounter, might take up the Student showing Course with 500 clock hours of preparing and 30 check hours only in Methods of Teaching.

The expert way to deal with the subject, down to earth presentation to instructing, lesson arranging and strategy are the quintessential necessity for this vocation.

Profession openings

A prepared cosmetologist applies the present pattern in excellence innovation in an inventive and creative form to fulfill the necessities of a perceiving customer base. Maybe a couple of the vocation openings accessible for an alum from a cosmetology institute incorporate

• Entrepreneur by turning into a Salon Owner
• Specialist in Facial Skin Care/Spa/Salon Management/Body Treatment
• Manicurist
• Pedicurist
• Nail Artist
• Make up Consultant
• Freelance Artist
• Representative of the Manufacturer/Marketing Manager of the Salon
• Marketing Manager of a Salon
• Therapist
• Aesthetician in Dermatologist/corrective Surgeon

Some Facts About Wild Yam Cream And Progesterone

Wild Yam Cream has be advertised as a treatment for menopause, hot flashes, night sweats, PMS, migraine headaches, mood swings, fertility, larger breasts, heart disease, and osteoporosis. The people who sell these products claim they contain “natural hormones” and “hormone like compounds.” To many people, suffering from these conditions, this seems like the perfect “medicine” to help them. In most cases these creams are not effective because the product advertised does not contain the hormone claimed. The fact is, there is no progesterone in the wild yams, nor can your body make progesterone from the hormone like compound, diosgenin, in the wild yam. So, why is there such confusion about this?

The reason this misinformation exists is because a few decades ago, wild yams were harvested and purified to produce the intermediate chemical, diosgenin, for progesterone and other hormone production in the lab. An intermediate means that this component of wild yams was reacted with other chemicals, in a laboratory, to make progesterone. People not familiar with this process thought that these wild yams actually contained progesterone. This belief is still persistent today and many unscrupulous business people sell products made from “wild yams” and claim that they can cure or relieve the symptoms of many diseases and medical conditions.

As for natural sources of progesterone, that is a misnomer. Today 99.9% of progesterone is made in a laboratory. However, the synthesised version of natural progesterone is identical to naturally occurring progesterone and is referred to as bio-identical progesterone. The term “synthetic progesterone” is often used to refer to products such as Provera®, Cycrin® which are not identical to progesterone. These synthetic versions have additional chemical groups added to the progesterone molecule, for a number of reasons. These reasons include improved absorption (oral dosage forms) and making the molecule patentable. Today, most bio-identical progesterone is made from soya intermediates.

There is plenty of literature discussing the benefits of hormone replacement therapy, however, many people often confuse “natural and synthetic” as “good and bad.” The fact is that bio-identical hormones are available from your doctor, if you specify and state you would prefer to use natural hormones. Just because the progesterone is synthesised in a laboratory does not mean it is synthetic or “bad.” The fact is, the natural form of progesterone, unlike the component diosgenin, which is not found in the human body, is better for you, even though it is made in a lab. It could be more dangerous to use a hormone like substance, like diosgenin, that could be harmful to your health.

It is often claimed that natural progesterone has no side effects, however, it is a hormone, and does have a number of side effects that you should be aware of, these include:

a feeling of euphoria (based on the amounts used)
breast tenderness
possible acne upon initial use as body adjusts
possible acne upon initial use as body adjusts
possible suspension of ovulation if used prior to ovulation
possible spotting in women just starting menopause
alteration of cycle time
may prevent sperm maturation in men when used in excess
hives, skin rash, itching
increased sensitivity to sunlight
nausea and headaches

It is always a persons choice as to whether they want hormone replacement therapy or not, but to make that decision on unfounded product information is dangerous and could adversely affect your health. Your doctor can prescribe natural (bio-identical) progesterone if you are not comfortable with the synthetic versions like Provera® and Cycrin®. There are many options for hormone replacement therapy, but make sure you know the facts and avoid wasting your money on products that don’t work, or could be harmful.

Relieve Hormonal Symptoms of Menopause with a natural food diet

Looking for more natural ways to help with the symptoms of menopause? Many herbal remedies can relieve and even eliminate the common symptoms of these conditions.

During menopause, women often experience uncomfortable symptoms. Hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, irregular, changes in bleeding and loss of sexual desire are some of the most common. Recently, studies have shown that hormone replacement therapy is not as safe as originally believed, so many women are looking to natural remedies with a great deal of success.

Black cohosh has been used for centuries to help women with menopausal symptoms, and is most effective in treating hot flashes. It seems to have some ability to mimic estrogen in the body, relieving the hot flashes and mood swings that plague so many women.

Limiting caffeine will help with your symptoms as well. Herbal teas, and using onion, garlic and lemon instead of salt should help as well. One study at UCLA noted that garlic halted the advance of heart disease in post-menopausal women.

Soy, shown to be beneficial in so many areas, helps with menopausal symptoms as well. Soy has a natural estrogen-like compound that helps balance hormones. Chickpeas, lentils and tofu will provide the same benefits. Complex carbohydrates like brown rice will also help regulate the amount of estrogen in your system.

Ensuring that you are receiving a sufficient amount of essential fatty acids by eating oils, nuts, seeds and oily fish will help relieve vaginal dryness and keep the skin supple.

More and more women are seeking alternative therapies for symptoms of menopause. Try these simple and natural food remedies today.

Revolutionary Treatment Brings Hope To Sufferers Of Osteoporosis-Related Spinal Fractures

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, yet for the 44 million Americans at risk for osteoporosis, many are often unaware that they have the disease until they fracture a bone.

Imagine experiencing back pain so severe that daily activities such as walking, climbing stairs or grocery shopping are no longer possible. For Nancy Zacherl and many of the 700,000 others suffering from spinal fractures each year, this is a reality.

After suffering a debilitating osteoporosis-related spinal fracture, the once-active grandmother was no longer able to enjoy weekend motorcycle rides with her husband, take daily walks or play with her granddaughter. Instead, Zacherl was confined to bed because of excruciating back pain. Feeling depressed and helpless, Zacherl knew she had to see a doctor.

“I thought the pain would go away, but it became progressively worse, making breathing difficult,” said Zacherl. “I was desperate for help and knew I needed treatment.”

Upon the advice of her doctor, Zacherl visited Jon Ledlie, M.D., a renowned neurosurgeon at Tyler Neurosurgical Associates in Tyler, Texas.

Like most patients, Zacherl was surprised to learn that her back pain was the result of a spinal fracture, which occurs when one of the bones in the spinal column (vertebra) weakens and collapses. Zacherl was excited to learn that a minimally invasive treatment called Balloon Kyphoplasty could reduce her back pain as well as restore the height of her fractured vertebra.

“Balloon Kyphoplasty has been shown to be an effective treatment for repairing spinal fractures and providing immediate and sustained improvements in pain and mobility,” says Dr. Ledlie.

Furthermore, results of a first-ever, two-year study conducted by Dr. Ledlie and Dr. Mark Renfro found that after Balloon Kyphoplasty, a majority of patients experienced complete pain relief, required significantly fewer pain medications and showed improvement in their ability to walk independently and without difficulty. The study, published January 2006 in Spine, also showed that Balloon Kyphoplasty restored height and maintained the shape of the affected vertebra, results that were maintained for two years after treatment. According to the authors, such outcomes may have a positive effect on long-term health and survival.

Immediately following the procedure, Zacherl’s improvements in pain and mobility were similar to those found in Dr. Ledlie’s study.

“Balloon Kyphoplasty gave me back my life,” said Zacherl. “The pain was gone and within days of the procedure, my husband and I took a long motorcycle ride and even went dancing.”

With more than 44 million Americans at risk for osteoporosis, a disease that causes bone to become fragile, spinal fractures are a major health concern. Left untreated, multiple spinal fractures can result in kyphosis-a serious health condition marked by forward curvature of the upper back, often described as a “hunchback.” Severe kyphosis can compress the abdominal cavity and elevate the risk for complications and death.

The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) estimates that half of American women and one-fourth of American men over the age of 50 will experience an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime. To better understand your fracture risk, regular bone density screenings are recommended.

Note: Although the complication rate with Balloon Kyphoplasty has been demonstrated to be low, as with most surgical procedures, there are risks associated with Balloon Kyphoplasty, including serious complications. Consult with your doctor for a full discussion of risks.

While there are approximately 700,000 spinal fractures, also known as vertebral compression fractures (VCFs), occurring in the United States each year, only one-third are clinically diagnosed and treated,

Why Every NHL Fan Should Have an NHL Jersey

Game pullovers are one thing of garments that are never out of mold. It is a result of this central reason that NHL pullovers are constantly accessible and making tremendous deals, regardless of what the season. On the off chance that you are a hockey fan, yet don’t possess even a solitary NHL pullover, at that point the opportunity has already come and gone that you went out and got yourself one. Try not to stress over being a design criminal either, for a game pullover puts forth a definitive mold expression that of dedication and wearing soul regardless of where on the planet you are.

You can lay hands on the NHL shirt of your most loved hockey group at your neighborhood brandishing products, hockey or wearing memorabilia and collectibles store. NHL shirts that you purchase from great stores don’t come modest, particularly on the off chance that they additionally convey the brand logo of a multinational games mark like Nike or Adidas. Be that as it may, don’t stress, for there are not one, but rather two different alternatives open to you on the off chance that you would prefer not to spend a fortune on your NHL pullover.

The principal alternative is that you get your pullover uniquely crafted and sewed by an expert shirt producer. Aside from being less expensive than a marked pullover by and large, a hand crafted shirt builds the outline choices of your wearing clothing by various circumstances. You can undoubtedly settle on the itemizing, outline and nature of your NHL shirt and the plan choices are practically unbounded given your head is brimming with thoughts. You ought to have the capacity to find a NHL pullover producer in your region or town and begin with planning your own gathering of NHL shirts.

In the event that you are one of those individuals who don’t have the persistence for a specially designed shirt or need to purchase a thing off the rack for some other reason, at that point the best place to purchase your NHL pullovers is on the web. There are an expansive number of online stores that convey loads and heaps of various NHL pullovers. Best of all, most online stores will charge you considerably lesser for your shirt than a physical store. Then again, the assortment discovered online far outperforms what any customary store would have the capacity to give you. On the off chance that you can’t locate an expert pullover creator in your town, yet are edgy to get your New York Rangers shirt printed with your name or some of your decision, at that point you can likewise locate various great donning clothing sites that make redid pullovers.

Being spruced up in a NHL hockey shirt is the most ideal method for turning up for a hockey coordinate. Your pullover lets everybody thoroughly understand your slant and support for your most loved group. In the meantime, you figure out how to give your most loved hockey group a lift in the arm when required by wearing their hues and telling them that you bolster them regardless. Another preferred standpoint of wearing your NHL shirt to a match is that you emerge as a signal for different supporters of your group, who will come and gather close you. In a matter of seconds by any means, you will find that your own particular cheer driving gathering in real life.

Smoking During Pregnancy. Let your child have the choice

The word ‘Mother’ is synonymous with care, love and all good things on the earth. However, smoking mothers can be inadvertently killing and maiming their children – born and unborn. Shocked? It’s true. Smoking mothers are potentially gifting their children with lung cancer and many other similarly devastating diseases through second hand smoke. Pregnant women harm their unborn babies directly in the womb.

Besides the above horrifying facts, here are more unsettling reasons to bear in mind when smoking. It will not only interfere with your health, it will also interfere with the health of your unborn child:

1. First of all, smoking makes it hard to conceive. Reports show that fertility in both men and women are heavily affected by smoking. In women, smoking interferes with the egg movement toward the fallopian tubes as well as the hormones that are produced during pregnancy; while in men, it lowers the semen count, and the motility of the sperm. In many cases smoking also affects the shape of the sperm making it incapable of penetrating the egg.

2. Children born of smoking parents potentially inherit a low fertility syndrome and suffer from a great number of infertility problems.

3. Smoking in many cases is the main cause for impotency in men as it interferes with the blood supply to the penis.

4. The baby in the womb of a pregnant smoking woman gets its nicotine addiction right from pre-birth as its blood imbibes the nicotine that the mother’s blood shares with it; hence it is more likely that when born they would become a smoker – and also contract all smoking related diseases.

5. In rare cases the placenta is directly affected by smoking causing a miscarriage of the foetus, or death in the womb.

6. Babies of smoking mothers will be most likely to be born premature and under weight.

7. Babies are also likely to have less developed vital organs than their counterparts (babies of non-smoking mothers) – there is a great likelihood that these babies have an undeveloped liver which will affect them throughout their lives.

8. The babies of pregnant smoking women have poor lung functions right from birth.

9. These babies are twice as prone to die from sudden-infant-death (SID) syndrome than the babies of non-smoking women.

10. The babies of those women who smoked 15-20 cigarettes a day are more likely to be sickly.

Any one of the above causes should be sufficient enough to make you quit smoking – if not for yourself, for your little miracle that is being formed in your womb. Read the above lines again, and then once more – is that what you want to give to your most precious creation? Would you really be comfortable thinking that you are voluntarily and consistently harming your child even before their born? These are some questions that you should to ponder seriously.

Get in touch with your doctor today and enlist his/her help to quitting smoking. You owe it to your child to be healthy and give them a healthy beginning to the start of their life. As a mother, you are the nurturing contact of the child – do not become the poison in your own child’s life.

Ladies Football Jerseys Get Fashionable

Women don’t need to yield style to demonstrate their solidarity on amusement days with these super smart mold pullovers. They are sliced to a lady’s size and some component work top sleeves, and rhinestone complements on the slipover. Others have a chief polyester work body and head polyester astonish burden, sleeves and additions. The pullover is fitted to compliment a ladylike shape and as a rule has a woven athlete tag and player muscle head tag on the lower left front.

Ladies’ shirts from Reebok have a slimmer, shorter, more tightly fit that hits just underneath the waistline. NFL Shop client input recommends that you should choose a size bigger than ordinary when buying these shirts. There are diverse levels of value while choosing a football shirt. The “imitation” model is made of breathable, speedy drying polyester and is outlined with the player’s number screen-imprinted on the chest and logo on the shoulders. The player’s name is screen-imprinted on a sewn down nameplate at the upper back, with his number screen-imprinted in the inside.

Many individuals lean toward a stage up in quality and request the chief pullover, likewise alluded to as sewn or sewed. In ball, this is additionally called a “Swingman”. These head womens player pullovers are intended to closely resemble a legitimate shirt, yet at a vastly improved cost. All numbers on front, back, and bears are sewn on, similar to the name on the back.

The pullover that the players wear is alluded to as a “valid” shirt. This pullover highlights sewn on handle twill numbers, genuine sewn on namplate, weaved logos, and the work of an intense NFL shirt. This is the best ladies’ NFL pullover you can get. These are measured for tight fit, so for comfort one should arrange one size up. There is another style of ladies’ shirt, the “Combination” display. Dark amaze texture and silver/gold itemizing makes it intense yet female. It is likewise estimated for fitted wear – for free fit request one size bigger.

Sewing Machines: Making A Comeback?

While we don’t have to rely on sewing machines to satisfy our basic clothing needs, more and more people today turn to sewing to create unique, luxurious, one-of-a-kind pieces. Every family has that hand embroidered grandmother’s table cloth or a hand-made quilt, and these pieces are as cherished as the most sophisticated haute couture creations. And instead of paying hefty sums to someone for creating these little pieces of luxury for you, you can develop the easy skills of making your own monograms, embroideries or even hand-sewn button-holes – all the little luxuries that make the difference.

With the help of a reliable sewing machine, you can instantly personalize a lot of everyday necessities. For example, you can create a set of unique napkins or add a classy touch to your bed linen and bath towels with a monogram. And with a little practice you can even alter and mend your clothes.

When choosing your first sewing machine, make sure you understand how much sewing you plan to do. The honest answer will save you money and time, as you will not pick a too complex and upscale sewing machine for your basic sewing needs.

If you plan to study sewing and even recreate expensive designer clothes to save money, you will need a more upscale sewing machine. Sewing your own clothes makes sense only if your sewing skills are high enough to recreate high-end clothes, such as suits, jackets and dresses. You won’t save money on sewing your own jeans, because the pattern, fabric, buttons, and the time spent will make this pair of jeans more expensive than any of the designer creations. However, sewing children’s clothes does make sense, because you need little fabric, and you don’t really need complicated patterns.

A sewing machine is a great investment for those who have a passion for clothes design and like to wear one-of-a-kind pieces and don’t want to limit their clothing choices to what they see in department stores. With a sewing machine and a little patience you have full control on where the pockets go, what kind of buttons you use, and where the hemline stops. You should be aware that creating clothes from scratch or even amending the existing pattern requires sewing skills and a lot of time and devotion.

A more practical use for sewing machines is mending and altering the clothes you already have. We all have that special pair of trousers or jeans that we love and hate to throw them out. Sewing machines also work great for those who like personalizing item with monograms and embroideries.

Sewing for your home is quite labor-consuming; drapes and upholstery require lots of fabric and professional-grade equipment for precise sewing notions, such as rivets and hooks. Still, you can create simple drapes and even roman blinds on your basic sewing machine. Don’t forget about quilting that once fuelled the sewing machine craze. It seems like patchwork is coming back, and many fashion designers even use elements in their collections.

Sewing machines are indispensable for crafts, which are a great way to relax and unwind after a busy day. Studies have shown that sewing reduces stress! When sewing something, no matter for what purposes, people achieve something that gives them a lasting satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment. Besides, hand-made simple purses, gift bags for wine bottles, tablecloths and napkins make wonderful and thoughtful gifts.

And who knows, maybe after you discover the joys of sewing, you will decide to move forward and open a small sewing business to create and sew unique pieces of clothing. Many upscale boutiques and fashion fairs feature such mini-collections often sewn on simple household sewing machines.