Friday, March 30, 2012

Best Treatments For Rosacea Skin

Best Treatments For Rosacea Skin

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that effects many people, especially in their 30s and 40s.  The disease begins with flushing and/or blushing that happens more frequently and lasts longer over time. The areas needing treatment for rosacea skin include the forehead, cheeks, chin and nose.
While rosacea is not dangerous to the health of the rest of the body, over time it can cause disfiguring bumps and small veins to appear on the face as well as thickening of the skin around the nose. Eventually rosacea can effect the eyes and impair vision. For these reasons, finding the best skincare for rosacea skin as early as possible is important.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Rodan & Fields: Best treatments for wrinkles


Rodan and Fields: Best treatments for wrinkles

Aging and wellness are big concerns of many Americans as our population grows older every day, and this applies as much to our faces as it does our bodies. Rodan + Fields Dermatologists has created several wrinkle products to help reduce and even eliminate wrinkles and fine lines from the face.

More at: Rodan and Fields: Best treatments for wrinkles - National Rodan + Fields Examiner


Top Five Rodan + Fields Wrinkle Products

Aging is one of the good things about life. If you don’t believe me, consider the alternative. However, that doesn’t mean we have to be complacent about wrinkles and lines, and Rodan + Fields Dermatologists has created several wrinkle products to help reduce and even eliminate wrinkles and fine lines from the face.

More at: Top Five Rodan + Fields Wrinkle Products « Skin, Health & Beauty

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Rodan + Fields Market Expansion Program launches in Southern California

 

Rodan + Fields Market Expansion Program launches in Southern California

Rodan + Fields Dermatologists is hosting a corporate Market Expansion Program and Celebration for Southern California on Thursday March 22, 2012, from 6:30pm until 9:00pm. The event, which features National Director of Field Development Clint McKinlay and Regional Director of Field Development Kay Stemmler, will take place in Costa Mesa, CA. For more details email skin_and_health@yahoo.com or visit https://beautifulskinandyou.myrandf.com/

Continue at: Rodan + Fields Market Expansion Program launches in Southern California - National Rodan + Fields Examiner

Also see: Sold-out Rodan + Fields Leadership Summit begins in Nashville

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Monday, March 19, 2012

In Memory of Miss Katy: Sweet, Loyal Companion for 17 Years


 Miss Katy was much more than a dog, that much is certain. While almost every dog has traits that endear them to us: loyalty, companionship, unconditional love, even courage, I have never seen a dog impact people as much as my little Katy. This little 7 lb. Papillon brought joy wherever she went, most especially into my own life.

Following the death of my parents back to back in the early 1990s, by spring of 1995, while I was still in mourning, I had reached the place where life was going on, but it was colorless and devoid of laughter. Then I got Katy and everything changed. Suddenly there was a happy little face waiting at the door for me, a tail wagging, eyes sparkling, ready to play and perform any number of funny little antics and tricks. It wasn't long before she wriggled her way into my heart and snuggled softly around it. She brought so much joy and laughter into my life.

It was also clear from the start that my Katy had separation anxiety, so she went everywhere with me. She traveled with me, went into hotels and restaurants and conventions in a big purse, or waited in my Jeep, perched on the console where she could watch for me, barking until I returned.

When I would take her for walks, people young and old alike flocked around her while she wagged her tale, smiled, and ran up to greet them. Everyone wanted to touch her and admire her big ears, her fluffy tail, her sparkling eyes, elegant nose, dainty body, and incredible happy spirit. She brought joy and laughter wherever she went.

Miss Katy was such a good sport. She put up with traveling in bags, with hotel rooms, waiting in the car, with my work schedule, with having no air conditioner one year and no heat two other years - she put up with everything to be near me, because that is where she wanted to be from the first moment she saw me until the day she died.

Katy picked me out in a pet store. I went in for rabbit food and left 4 hours later with the little dog who had followed my every move from her display window. Although I walked right on by and went for the rabbit food, the clerk saw how she was watching me and took her out. Miss Katy ran across the store to me and begged me to pick her up. I couldn't leave her. For 17 years we rarely left each other's side, and then only for a few hours except for 28 terrible hours when she was lost in New York City in 2000. After the New York incident, both of us had separation anxiety.

Miss Katy survived almost dying after we were forced into a Microtel by a flood for 9 months, fought hard to recover and to live, because she didn't want to leave me and knew I was not ready. I am convinced she stayed for me.

She lived another year, and got better and better, doing more and more of the things she used to do. What courage it took my little 16 year old dog who was nearly deaf and had issues with blindness to learn to walk in the park again. Later I learned that due to some genetic issues and old injuries, it must have hurt her for years to go on our walks... but she knew I wanted her to walk with me, so that's what she did. What a big heart she had.

A month ago, I told all my friends Katy was back to normal -- a year after she almost died. She had several months of good health including three weeks of stunningly good health when she was almost a puppy again, and then she went downhill. Less than a month after I shot this video, my beloved Miss Katy was gone.


Distracted by almost losing my Christian Activities website and the struggle to rebuild it, busy with a convention I had already paid to attend, and lulled by a vet who said my Miss Katy just had back pain and would be herself in a few days, I ignored the ways she tried to tell me something wasn't right her last week. I was busy writing more articles the day before Katy died than I had written in a long time, and called my brother up to meet me for dinner the next night, telling him Katy seemed OK, and I thought I could do a quick dinner with him.
Miss Katy's last photo
  I can barely write of the anger I feel at a vet who told me Katy seemed fine the week before, and that she just seemed to just have back issues 3 days before my Katy died; of my anger at myself for not reading Katy's signals -- so clear in hindsight; for making all the wrong decisions as she started to struggle with pneumonia which I still thought was back pain (heavy breathing is a sign of pain --  Google it like I did); and a recent financial fiasco that had me so broke I didn't think I could afford a visit to the same emergency vet who wanted to put Katy down last year when she was so sick. My anger at a god, who would let a sweet little dog drown in my arms of pneumonia -- alert and awake -- while I uselessly prayed non-stop all night long for her "back pain" and then for her healing or release when her breathing got more labored before the vet opened up, is limitless.

Suffice it to say Miss Katy suffered too long and too cruelly, and although I got her to my vet before they opened it was still too late, and her last hours were spent in an oxygen tank and getting injections of a diuretic until they took her out to give her another injection and she died -- without me nearby.

The loss of my sweet, gentle and unconditionally loving little constant companion is a hard loss to bear. But the memory of her last hours is unbearable. I wish I could honor in some big way the spirit and faithfulness of this big-hearted little dog who brought so much joy to everyone who knew her and who handled old age and illness with such courage. She stayed with me as long as she could. It wasn't nearly long enough. I will have other pets, and I will love them all, but not as much as I loved my sweet, sweet Miss Katy. She was my best friend and constant companion for 17 years. She was my family.

 Related:

Miss Katy - A Little Papillon with a Big Heart

A Poem for Katy (Who Made My House a Home)

Lessons Learned from My Dog

Thursday, March 15, 2012

'Jane by Design' on DVD - a Review « Seekyt



'Jane by Design' on DVD - a Review

"Jane by Design," the ABC Family show about a high school girl with a secret life which is aimed at teens, stars Erica Dasher, David Clayton Rogers, Nick Roux, India de Beaufort, and veteran actress Andie MacDowell.

More at:  'Jane by Design' on DVD - a Review « Seekyt

Church Law Institute Hosts Seminar for Pastors, Ministers & Church Leaders | Christian Activities


Church Law Institute Hosts Seminar for Pastors, Ministers & Church Leaders

The Church Law Institute is sponsoring a free seminar to Pastors, Ministers and those in church leadership in the Nashville and surrounding area on May 19, 2012. The focus of this seminar will be to better equip those in full-time Christian service with relevant, legal information on a wide range of topics facing churches and pastors today.

Read more: Church Law Institute Hosts Seminar for Pastors, Ministers & Church Leaders | Christian Activities

Star Wars & Other Video Games Caving to Homosexual Agenda | Christian Activities


Star Wars & Other Video Games Caving to Homosexual Agenda

The classic Star Wars line of books, movies, video games and toys originated as a story that the entire family could enjoy. It avoided sexual immorality, political positioning and extreme graphic violence.However, due to pressure from the GLBT lobby, Electronic Art has made the decision to incorporate gay characters into their next production of the Star Wars video game aimed at boys ages 11-16.

Story at: Star Wars & Other Video Games Caving to Homosexual Agenda | Christian Activities

Irish Quotes & Poems for St. Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick's Day is just around the corner -- time for St. Patrick's Day parades, the wearing o' the green, and St. Paddy's Day parties! Here are some quotes, poems songs, etc. to help you celebrate St. Patrick's Day, 2012, in Irish style.


Irish Quotes for St. Patrick's Day

Quotes About the Irish & Quotes by the Irish for Saint Patrick's Day

More at: Irish Quotes for St. Patrick's Day - Yahoo! Voices 

Ireland Acrostic: An Acrostic Poem About the Emerald Isle 

A wee poem written in the acrostic form about Ireland - the Emerald Isle.

Continued: Ireland Acrostic: An Acrostic Poem About the Emerald Isle - Yahoo! Voices

St. Patrick Acrostic - a Poem for Saint Patrick's Day

Who was the man, Saint Patrick, whose holiday we celebrate every St. Patrick's Day? This poem provides a brief look at St. Patrick in the acrostic form in honor of St. Patrick's Day.

At: St. Patrick Acrostic - a Poem for Saint Patrick's Day - Yahoo! Voices

Saint Patrick's Shamrock - a Haiku for St. Patrick's Day


A poem in the Haiku form for St. Patrick's Day

At: Saint Patrick's Shamrock - a Haiku for St. Patrick's Day - Yahoo! Voices

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sold-out Rodan + Fields Leadership Summit begins in Nashville


Sold-out Rodan + Fields Leadership Summit begins in Nashville

A sold-out crowd of over 3,000 consultants filled the Tennessee Room at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel on Friday, March 9, 2012, when the Rodan + Fields Dermatologists Leadership Summit kicked off in Nashville.

Continued at:  Sold-out Rodan + Fields Leadership Summit begins in Nashville - Nashville Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner

Also see:

Rodan + Fields Dermatologists Leadership Summit kicks off in Nashville

The first-ever Rodan + Fields Dermatologists Leadership Summit in Nashville is off to a flying start with two days of seminars and social events at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel on March 9 and 10.


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Friday, March 9, 2012

Health & weight: What's wrong with plus-size models?

Health & weight: What's wrong with plus-size models?

There has been a move in recent years to "normalize" obesity. This comes from the camp of those who ignore their body mass index, who are fooled by vanity sizing, who believe Marilyn Monroe would be a size 12 (or larger) today, and who want to see more plus-size models.

via Health & weight: What's wrong with plus-size models? - Nashville Skin Care | Examiner.com.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Buzz Cason & the Love Notes: 'Living the Rock 'N' Roll Dream' in Nashville Apr. 21



Buzz Cason & the Love Notes: 'Living the Rock 'N' Roll Dream' in Nashville Apr. 21

Music Legend Buzz Cason, founder of Nashville's first rock 'n' roll band "The Casuals" as well as a noted singer, songwriter, author and producer, will bring a special evening of rock 'n roll, country and surf music to the Franklin Theatre in Franklin/Nashville, TN on Sat., April 21 at 8 p.m. The Buzz Cason and The Love Notes: "Living The Rock 'N' Roll Dream" event will feature music from Cason as well as performances by opening act Anthony Crawford and Savana Lee Crawford of Sugarcane Jane.

Details at: Buzz Cason & the Love Notes: 'Living the Rock 'N' Roll Dream' in Nashville Apr. 21

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Micro-Needle Skin Rollers


Micro-Needle Skin Rollers:

Micro-Needle Rollers have had a sudden surge in popularity thanks to celebrities like Angelina Jolie as well as the rave results people and magazines have been giving the Rodan + Fields AMP MD System and patented roller.

But are all these rollers safe? Are they painless to use? Do they cause infections? How do you know if they are right for you?

Find out at: Micro-Needle Skin Rollers

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Travis Cottrell Captures 2 Dove Nominations - Nashville Gospel Music & Entertainment | Examiner.com


Travis Cottrell Captures 2 Dove Nominations

CCM music artist, songwriter, and worship leader Travis Cottrell received two Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Awards nominations, announced during a press conference held by the GMA in Atlanta, GA. Cottrell's two GMA Dove Award nominations include Worship Song of the Year and Choral Collection of the Year for When the Stars Burn Down. (See Gospel Music Association reveals list of 43rd annual Dove Award nominees

Saturday, March 3, 2012

KitchenAid Built-In Dishwasher Model #: KUDS30IXBL Product Review « Seekyt


KitchenAid Built-In Dishwasher Model #: KUDS30IXBL Product Review


This is a product review of the KitchenAid 23.875-Inch Built-In Dishwasher (Color: Black) ENERGY STAR Item #: 333418 | Model #: KUDS30IXBL purchased from Lowe's in Nov. 2011.

Before I purchased my brand-new KitchenAid dishwasher from Lowe's, I read some very bad reviews on Lowe's website. I should have listened to them, because my new dishwasher has been a huge disappointment for the past 4 months.



However, in an effort to make my new dishwasher work, I jumped through several hoops:
You can view a video of the results here.


 Read my full review with helpful phone numbers and suggestions at:
KitchenAid Built-In Dishwasher Model #: KUDS30IXBL Product Review « Seekyt

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Friday, March 2, 2012

Bad Storms Sweep Tennessee: High Winds & Hail in Bellevue

This has been a bad afternoon of storms in the Nashville area. A terrible storm cell passed over my Bellevue home. I could hear the high winds, the rain pelting the house and then an awful banging all around my house like someone was throwing rocks at my house. I have never heard anything like it before, although once I heard a storm pull siding off my house which was equally scary.

I stayed in my safe room with Miss Katy listening to all the noise until the storm passed, and then I watched the news, so it was about 15 minutes after the hail fell before I thought to go outside and look. There were quarter-sized round junks of ice all around my house and yard. It was almost 70º outside so I don't know if the hail lost any diameter due to melting during those 15 minutes, but it was still an impressive sight.

Author Kathryn Darden holds 3 quarter-sized junks of hail in her Bellevue yard
We were lucky in Bellevue. Tornadoes touched down in other places including neighboring Dickson. I am thankful to the protective Hand of Providence that we just got the hail and high winds.

Top Ten Things About the Bellevue Microtel Hotel



This is where I lived for 9 months following a burst washing machine hose, then the discovery of damage under the house from the Nashville flood, and waiting for over a year for negligent repairmen to show up and do the jobs they were hired to do while dealing with an insurance company that canceled my policy in the middle of the repairs.

Top Ten Things About the Bellevue Microtel Hotel

From October 2010 to July 2011, I spent 9 months living in the Microtel motel in Bellevue, TN, following the Nashville flood and additional subsequent water damage from a burst washing machine hose. For this reason I feel uniquely qualified to talk about the pros and cons of the Bellevue Microtel hotel in Nashville, TN.


More at: Top Ten Things About the Bellevue Microtel Hotel - Yahoo! Voices
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