Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wishing You A New Level of Hope in 2011 and Video

As we approach New Year's Eve on tomorrow, I feel that I must send you words of encouragement and hope in some form that you can actually see and pass on if you feel led to do so.

We all know that our economy in America is still recovering and many, young and older, are still trying to put the pieces back together, but I am wishing you a new level of hope in 2011 that will take you to places you've never thought possible. I know this will be your time if you allow yourself to believe and get into action.

On New Year's Eve, before you go out with friends, family, or loved one, make sure to take a moment to yourself and reflect on how far you've come and write down some of the things you hope to achieve in 2011.
Keep them simple, from love, finances, to family, and stick to them. Throw out of your mind the fad on 'New Year's Resolutions' and let's keep them realistic and true to yourself because no one knows you better than you.

Out of this exercise, you will be able to build a new level of hope in 2011, to share with others as you move forward throughout the year because we work on relationships and those relationships that we build are meant to be in our lives for a reason. As you see those changes, for the better, you can always come back to this post and share them with me. I would love to read them and share them with others.

Here's an awesome video on H-O-P-E! Enjoy! Blessings, Selena Brown.

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Senior Wisdom Video and Two (2) Whole Days Left for 'Give A Little in 2011' Giveaway

Hello Everyone!

The New Year is soon approaching and I thought that I should send you a senior Wisdom Video from some special senior citizens who showed how far they've come to help you prepare for the New Year of 2011!

And, here's a couple of my pointers to self and to you, for personal reflection time:

1. As we enter into this new year, let's take the time to focus on our own goals and dreams with fresh eyes, knowing that all things are possible. I can support this 100%! 
2. I pray that we understand how important it is for change to occur in our lives. We must go through planned and unexpected change, in order to reach the level where we were chosen to be. 
3. Lend a hand to someone who is of senior age in our life or a complete stranger. They would greatly appreciate it and remember that senior citizens have lived life long enough to know how to get through the little difficulties that we think are so major, but in reality are a piece of cake to resolve.
4. Make sure to give as much or more, this year, than we receive because it will go a long way when we really need a helping hand. I will be putting this into action on January 1st, so jump on board!
Now enjoy this YouTube Wisdom Video and also don't forget to enter our first act of giving in 2011, with the 'Give A Little in 2011' Giveaway, ENDING in TWO (2) WHOLE DAYS...Friday, December 31st, 11:59pm/EST!

Who knows, you may be one of the two (2) lucky winners to receive $100. understands that by giving a little to begin the year, it will come back 10x greater in so many different ways and also because it feels so good to share and make someone elses life a little easier.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
Selena Brown

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Just A Little Article I Wrote...How To Be an Outstanding Caregiver For Senior Citizens

On yesterday, I had the opportunity to write a great article for, CarenetLA, an outstanding caregiving company who provides in-home, non-medical care to senior citizens in the Los Angeles, CA areas. I thought it was a real treat for people to understand what it takes to be an outstanding caregiver to senior citizens from a REAL caregiver's perspective.

Now, I realized that some of my new subscribers in the 'Give A Little Away in 2011' Giveaway, are caregivers to either a family member or other clients. So I thought it would be great to share the article with you!

Personally, I love CarenetLA as a family-owned and operated company. If you are a senior citizen or have a senior family member that needs a little help being more independent and live in the Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley areas, I would look into what they have to offer and give them a call. Here's their blog with all the contact information too at:
So...without further delay, my article to share with you! BLESSINGS TO YOU!

Posted on CarenetLA Blog, Sunday, December 26, 2010
From a Real Caregiver's Perspective:


My name is Selena Brown and I am a caregiver for CarenetLA. I believe that in order to become a good caregiver, you must first understand how to love yourself. Now I say 'understand' because you can do lots of superficial things for others, but in order to leave your mark on someone's life, you must come with a love and passion for yourself, first and foremost.Then that love and passion spills over onto your senior citizen.

I have been given the opportunity to work with a number of senior citizens and I might add that they have all enriched my life in more than one way. If I am, personally, trying to understand an aspect of my life that has been clouded by uncertainty, my senior clients say just the right words to remove the fog without me ever saying a word. This goes to show that when you are tapped into yourself and what's going on, you are then able to feel, see, recognize the needs of your senior.

Many times I get senior clients who would like for me to come back and work with them repeatedly and that is because I isolate my time and the moments that we share. I give my senior clients the time that they need with me and all other things that are happening in my life is placed on the back burner. It is their time now and they deserve to have my full attention. I understand that all the senior citizens that I am called to work with by Carenetla, are different. Some may be having a bad day because of an illness, disease, or just some family hiccup, but that's when I become sensitive to those situations and balance what I say and do to accommodate those moments in time. There is something inside you that turns on and off, a skill that is not taught, but rather expressed. When you are on, then your senior, who has lived in this life for many years can tap into it. I have been told that I have an old soul and maybe that's so, but when I give of myself truthfully and step down off my box and onto their level, I feel and play out their story in my mind, body, and spirit. Then that is what creates an endless relationship worth revisiting.

So...I am no guru on how to be an outstanding caregiver to your senior citizens, but just an active voice, living in the moment with each of my senior clients. I relive their lives, their stories, their romances, their heartaches, and their rediscovery, to ultimately become a better human-being.

We live on connections, whether the connections between two individuals are joined by age similarities or not. If we love and understand ourselves, then we become transparent and allow them (senior clients) the opportunity to have the last word in the moment.

Thank you,

Selena Brown

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Saturday, December 25, 2010

DaySpring After Christmas Online Sale!

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Hello Everyone and Merry Christmas!

Just when you think all hope is lost on what to get that special senior citizen in your life, this holiday season, there is DaySpring's After Christmas Online Sale!

While supplies last, they are giving customers up to 75% Off All Christmas Items. You can shop by Category, Create Personalizes Cards, and Received Free Shipping on orders over $50.

If you're not familiar with DaySpring, it is a Christian-based company whose primary goal is to connect people to God and His goodness. 

I hope you enjoy what they have to offer and I look forward to sharing more of the great gifts DaySpring offers in many posts to come as my gift-giveaways continue. So, make sure to stock up now on all of the good stuff!

Happy Holiday!

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My Christmas Prayer to Senior Citizens All Around the World

          Dear Senior Citizens Around the World,
Well, it's that time of year again to share our happy memories, open gifts galore, and eat a great meal with the ones we love. I pray that all the senior citizens around the world have someone to share this special time with, if they celebrate Christmas.

It's also a day more than just about the gifts. It's really about love, caring, and support for one another regardless of age, color, status, or religion. It's about giving a BIG Happy Birthday to Jesus Christ, who, in Christianity celebrates on this very day of December 25th.

I hope and pray that all of the senior citizens have a warm place to be this holiday and there is food ready to be served to them. I pray that they are happy and comfortable in the stage of life they're in. I also hope and pray that they will have many more Christmas holidays to come, surrounded by good memories of what occurred today.
I do also pray for those in this life who don't remember as much, but breathe as we all do another day, sitting idle in the misty fog of Alzheimer's disease. I pray for those who are in the nursing facilities, wondering where their family is and how they are doing this Christmas. I even pray for the dogs and cats that keep them company on this holiday.  I pray for all of my fellow Veterans who have served in the U.S Military in combat and non-combat situations. Thank you...

I send this Christmas Prayer to all the senior citizens around the world for just being you...
With love,
Selena Brown

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Holiday Etiquette Dos and Don'ts - Minding Your Manners!

This holiday season we will be gathered around friends and family to celebrate Christmas. Well, I thought this was great information to share to make sure that your etiquette is in the proper order. This video will help to make sure you are minding your manners and really understand the holiday etiquette dos and don'ts Your grandmother would be so proud. - Happy Holidays, Selena Brown

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

As Promised: LIVE Interview with Retired 90 Year Old Accountant, Now Viola Player!

Hello Everyone,

I have been busy preparing the first LIVE Interview for and can now announce that it is here and ready!

Two weeks ago, I had the special opportunity to sit down with, Mr. Ben Cott, a retired 90 year old accountant, now playing the viola, to see what inspired this drive in him. At 90 years old, I want to be as active and productive as he is. However, the reason why I had to share this with you is because, there are many people who are retiring soon and they have reached senior age. They may be wondering what it is out there beyond the job they held for so many years, that they could discover. Well, this gentleman speaks in the Interview below of how he came to find a new passion for the viola.

Take a listen and share you thoughts. If you are a member of Youtube, you can comment on this video as well. I believe Mr. Ben Cott would love to hear your positive feedback. Give A Little is our key focus going into the New Year, so don't forget to give positive feedback!

Happy Holidays!


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Thursday, December 9, 2010

CONTEST - "Give A Little Away in 2011" For Two Lucky Subscribers!

This Giveaway is Closed...Two Winners Announced Very Soon!

GIVEAWAY - Win On January 1, 2011 In The "Give A Little Away In 2011"!

DEADLINE TO ENTER: December 31, 2010 (11:59pm, Eastern Standard Time)

 DEADLINE TO ENTER: December 31, 2010 (11:59pm, Eastern Standard Time)


I am always curious to know what people would do if they had all the money in the world. I recently heard broadcast on Good Morning America, how Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, etc, and now even the creator of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, is giving the majority of their riches away. 
In that regard, I have decided to open up 2011, here at, with a loud bang and give two lucky SUBSCRIBERS $100.00 to help start their year off a little better. Here at, we are all about charity and educating people on how important senior citizens are to our lives.
This giveaway will help me to give a little away, share the increase I have received during this 2010 holiday season, and reach more people, this coming year, through the information that I will have the opportunity to share.

Here's How To Enter The December Random Drawing Giveaway:


VERY IMPORTANT!!! You will also need to go back to the email account you entered on this site and APPROVE YOUR SUBSCRIPTION. Again, this is VERY IMPORTANT!!! If you don't APPROVE your subscription, you will not show up in my list of subscribers for the Two Random Drawings! I want it to be you!

You can post your comments to:

1. The video linked to the Billionaires Pledge Giveaway, and/or
2. Tell what you would do with the $100 if you won it, and/or
3. How could you use the money to help a special Senior Citizen in your life?

What Does The TWO (2) Winners Receive?

1.$100 Visa Gift Cards OR Send to Charity of Their Choices (Same as Cash b/c Cash cannot be sent through the mail, so that's how you will receive your prize money)

How are the winners chosen?

1. The TWO (2) winners will be chosen Randomly from the , List Randomizer Tool.

2. After the random drawing on January 1, 2011, the two (2) winning subscribers will be posted on this site, and Facebook Fan Page and will be contacted via email to gather information to send prize.

 DEADLINE TO ENTER: December 31, 2010 (11:59pm, Eastern Standard Time)


1. If you submit your comments, Anonymously or in a way that I cannot identify who you are, you must send me your working email address directly to  so that I will be able to identify your submission for extra entries. You can also put with your comment post your facebook page information or blogger so that I may have the best contact information for you. I will be contacting the entrant winners from my subscriber's list, via their email address they used. If I cannot get in contact with either of them within 48hours, the next entrant winner in line will be chosen until someone is contacted successfully to received the monetary prize.

2.No purchase necessary.

3. Your email address or any/other personal information will not be provided to third parties.

4. Giveaway open to U.S. Residents ONLY.

Have a Safe and Happy Christmas and New Year! I look forward to announcing the winners in JANUARY 2011!

Good Luck!


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Monday, December 6, 2010

The Winner of the 'Give Them Thanks' Contest is...

Hello Everyone!

I had a great time reading each and everyone of your comments for my 2nd contest for this 2010, holiday season. Before I announce the winner, I wanted you all to know that I used to get my lucky winner. Their List Randomizer, mixed all of my entrants up and reordered them randomly to give me the winner....

The Winner of the November 2010 Give Them Thanks Contest Is....

 !!!!!!!YOU ARE MY BIG WINNER!!!!!!
The Response: 
Julieh said...
I'm most thankful for my inlaws, because they are the kindest people in the world and always have the best advice.

Julieh will have the choice of :

1.$50 Visa Gift Card OR Send to Charity of her Choice (Same as Cash b/c Cash cannot be sent through the mail, so that's how you will receive your prize money)

Secondly, a donation of $50 will be sent on your behalf to St. Vincent Meals on Wheels. You will receive a card acknowledgement in the mail from St.Vincent Meals on Wheels of your contribution as noted on their website. (A receipt confirmation will be applied to confirm that you have received your cash prize for both party's peace of mind if you choose to receive the $50 Visa Gift Card -- yours and mine)

PLEASE NOTE***Julieh has 48 hours to respond to the email I will send her on today, December 6, 2010. If I do not hear from her within this time frame, then I will go to the next person on the list of randomly drawn names. ****

Stay tuned for my FINAL Holiday Money Giveaway for December and the year 2010! I can't wait to share it with you on tomorrow, December 7, 2010!

Thank you,


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