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Archive for March, 2007

Inspirational Quotes Set To The Music Of Josh Groban Singing “Starry Starry Night”

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 30, 2007

I came across this video, and I thought it was just beautiful. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.

Starry Night-Hubble

picture Starry Night–Hubble NASA/STScI Photo


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Can An Aspirin Help You Live Longer? Study Shows The Benefits Of Aspirin In Women

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 27, 2007

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Aspirin in low to moderate doses may lower the risk of death in women, particularly those who are older and prone to heart disease, a 24-year study of nearly 80,000 women suggests.

However, experts cautioned that the results are not definitive and that women should not take aspirin as a preventive measure without talking to their doctors.

In this long-running study of nurses who were middle-aged and older, women who took aspirin had a 25 percent lower risk of death compared with those who never took it. Aspirin-takers had a 38 percent lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease and a 12 percent lower risk of death from cancer.

Many doctors advise people who have had heart attacks and strokes to take a daily 81-milligram baby aspirin, costing less than 50 cents a week. The new study suggests that aspirin may help healthy women, too. — READ FULL ARTICLE

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A 6 Minute Colorful Kaleidoscopic Meditation For Stress Reduction

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 27, 2007

COLORFUL MEDITATIONFor meditation and stress reduction is 6 mins of continuous highly complex computer generated kaleidoscopic imagery with an original New Age ambient music soundtrack….from http://www.cinemandala.com

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Do You Have A Good Doctor? Have You Ever Had A Bad Doctor? — Now You Can RATE YOUR DOCTOR

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 26, 2007

 

 

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Are You Happy With Your Doctor? — by Catherine Morgan

As patients, we all know that we are not always treated with the respect and dignity that we deserve. There is a site called RateMDs.com, and I recommend that EVERYONE (whether you are sick or not) go to this site and rate both your good and your bad doctors. It is very easy to do, and it is the only way that doctors will begin to realize that they can’t just treat us as numbers and dollars, we are human beings, and they work for us. And if they do a bad job, we are going to tell. It is also a good place to check and see if a doctor you are considering going to has a good rating or not.

I can not recommend this activity enough, the internet is a great tool for consumers, and a great way for patients to take their power back. So, go to RateMDs.com and give your good doctors the credit they deserve…..and “tattle” on all those bad doctors who have mistreated and been disrespectful to you. And then pass this information on to your friends and family.

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ALSO SEE: Keeping A Medical Journal

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CATHERINE & NICOLE’S WORLD FAMOUS CHOCOLATE EXTRAVAGANZA BROWNIE CAKE RECIPE

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 22, 2007

CATHERINE & NICOLE’S WORLD FAMOUS (easy to make) TRIPLE-DECKER CHOCOLATE EXTRAVAGANZA BROWNIE CAKE RECIPE — by Catherine Morgan

Let me start off by saying; If you are not already familiar with “CATHERINE’S WORLD FAMOUS RECIPES”, it is probably because, up until now I have only posted one other, and that would be CATHERINE’S WORLD FAMOUS FETTUCCINE ALFREDO RECIPE. Since you probably are not familiar with my WORLD FAMOUS RECIPES, let me just tell you a few things up front.

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Inspirational Quotes To Music And Nature

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 21, 2007

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Join Jewel In Supporting Women With Breast Cancer By Signing This Petition – You can also listen to her music video HANDS at the end of this post.

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 18, 2007

Singer and songwriter Jewel sat down with ABC News This Week’s George Stephanopoulos to discuss her support of a bill that will allow women to stay in the hospital at least 48 hours after a mastectomy. Called drive-thru mastectomies, the current practice of discharging women hours after surgery does not allow women sufficient time to heal before being released from the hospital.

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Believe In Yourself – Inspirational Quotes To Music

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 14, 2007

I found this video, and I thought it would make a good post. I hope you like it.

If you liked this video, you should also check out what I put up on my other site…..It is a video of inspirational quotes set to the song “Starry Starry Night”. It is really beautiful. You can see it at BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN YOURSELF

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Be Thankful, You Are Unique

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 14, 2007

 


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Four Steps To Living In The Present Moment

Give The Gift Of Kindness

Louise Hay Wisdom Cards

Five Steps To Forgiveness

Empower Our Children By Empowering Ourselves

A Women’s Book Of Courage

In The End Only Kindness Matters

Everything Changes, Nothing Stays The Same

How To Attract Love Into Your Life

Ten Tips For Empowering Women

Finding Empowerment Through Adversity

How To Know If You Are Depressed

 

 

 

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How Do You Know If You Are In An Abusive Relationship? What Do You Do If You Are? Links, articles, and YouTube video.

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 12, 2007

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If you or someone you know is in a physically or emotionally abusive relationship, there is a lot of information available and people that can help. Below is an article and links to help you understand domestic violence and abuse, and to find help. You are not alone.

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March Is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 9, 2007

UPDATED LINK — (added 5/12/07) — 5 Steps to Lowering Your Risk of Colorectal Cancer.

COLON CANCER FOUNDATION

Mydaughter Susan was a beautiful little girl and perfect child and sister. With her brightsmile and curly blond hair she literally lit up a room…..read full story

CLICK HERE TO SEE: COLON CANCER PREVENTION

COLON CANCER IS THE THIRD LEADING CAUSE OF CANCER DEATHS IN WOMEN. Lung Cancer is first, and Breast Cancer is second. The number one leading cause of death in women is Heart Disease.

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When One Door Closes, Another Will Open

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 8, 2007

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No matter how troubling life gets, no matter how much pain surrounds you; never stop expecting to find a door cracked open. And when you see the flicker of light from that door, push through it, out of your pain and into your future.

 

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One Lesson From A Decade Of Fighting Chronic Illness

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 7, 2007

 

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Grieving For The Loss Of The Person You Once Knew — While Learning To Be The Person You Have Become – by Catherine Morgan

There comes a time in every fight, where you have to wonder what it is you are fighting for. In the case of chronic illness, I thought I was fighting to take my life back. I thought I was fighting to find a cure for myself. I thought I was fighting for the right combination of medications to help me lead a “normal” life again. I was fighting, fighting, fighting…..until that one day when I realized, I was fighting a losing battle. No matter how much I fought, I was never going to get my life back. No matter how much I fought, I was never going to be “normal” again. I actually fought myself at this time, to not give-up the fight. I thought that if I admitted failure, I was letting the disease win. But the truth is, that as with most fights, the toll the fight takes on you emotionally is much worse than the fight itself.

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Be The Angel In Someones Life Today — Give Them The Gift Of Kindness

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 6, 2007

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I came across this article today and I thought it would be something to share with all of you. These are great ideas on ways that you can spread random acts of kindness, and make a positive difference in someones life. Sometimes, the smallest kind gesture, can be what turns around someones day. Not only does your kindness resonate with the person you have been kind to, but the more you do this, the more you change your own personal energy, and in-turn bring more kindness and kind people into your own life. Try it for a week and see if you notice a difference. Be an angel in someones life today, and give them the gift of kindness.

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Chronic Illness and Depression — What Came First?

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 5, 2007

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CHRONIC ILLNESS AND DEPRESSION — What came first? – by Catherine Morgan

If you found out you had Diabetes and became depressed, the doctor would tell you that it is normal to feel depressed after a diagnosis such as this. And the doctor would be correct. Chronic illness changes your life, it is scary, it is frustrating, and yes it can also be very depressing. And, there is no shame in admitting that you are depressed, there are many things your doctor can do to help you with this problem.

Just about every person that suffers from a chronic illness will also suffer in some way with depression. If you are diagnosed with Lupus, or MS, or cancer, or any other chronic medical condition, your doctor will be totally understanding when you come to him with your feelings of depression, as he should be. And treating your depression should be an important part of the overall treatment of your illness.

It would be virtually unheard of for a doctor to suggest that a persons depression was the cause of their Lupus, or the cause of their MS, or the cause of their cancer. But, in the case of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, a condition that the CDC considers to be just as devastating as these other chronic illnesses, doctors will often insist that the depression is causing the disease, and not the other way around.

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Another Deadly Tornado — What Can We Do To Help?

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 2, 2007

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I’m under another tornado Watch, and Alabama has just had a deadly tornado hit them. So, I thought I would put my post about donating to the Red Cross (or any organization that will help the tornado victims), up again for today. Many people have died today, more are still trapped, even more injured, and many homeless. They need our help and our prayers.

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How We Can Empower Our Children By Empowering Ourselves – Children Are Our Future And We Need To Teach Them Well

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 1, 2007

Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be. David Bly

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How We Can Empower Our Children By Empowering Ourselves — by Catherine Morgan

I wanted to write a post about children today, but I wasn’t sure how to start it. Then I remembered how about 12 years ago (shortly after I had my second child), I was driving to my job, and I heard a song on the radio that really resonated with me. The song was called “The Greatest Love Of All – by Whitney Houston”. At the time, it made me feel like I finally understood what my purpose was in life, and I felt empowered by it. I needed to become strong, and confident, and fearless. I needed to be empowered enough to step out of my comfort zone, and become the women I was meant to be. I needed to become the kind of person that I wanted my children to become. Let me share some of those thoughts with you now, and at the end of this post you can listen to the song and see if it doesn’t ring true for you as well.

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