Sunday, July 31, 2011

Crying Changes Things (Sunday Inspiration)

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In our society, we have learned that crying is a sign of weakness and is accepted by women and looked down upon for men. Our men must learn to hold inside of themselves their disappointments, losses and feelings of hurt, in order to protect their manhood. However, I am here to tell you that crying changes things. 

If you have ever been through something so life-changing that you couldn't do anything to avoid. It is alright to cry. 

If you feel yourself being smothered by the fire of life, with no way of escaping. It is alright to cry. 

If you have ever lost a loved one or a family member who made up the best part of your life, then you know what it feels like to shed that tear. 

Crying is a way to renew the spirit and begin the process of beginning again. When you allow yourself the time to cry and face what is bother you, within, you're giving your body, mind, and spirit, permission to let it go and help you to move forward.

As one gets older and lives longer, it can be tear-jerking to see people who you were in high school, college, or on the job with, die before your eyes. There are many senior citizens each day who find themselves living well into their 90s and have watched their friends pass on. They are left alone, but they are able to live on and remember the good times because they have made peace with their losses. 

Just as a child cries to seek comfort, food, changing, or attention, we as adults must learn to use our tears as a comforting measure to get us back on track with our lives. 

I have learned in my own life that crying changes things. I have learned that I am not too old or too prideful to shed my tears for a better understanding of who I am. I am bold enough to cry for a better world and for communities of people to live, but live also in unity. I have also learned that crying is also a great way to just say thank you to God for all the goodness that he provides to myself and those who are around me. 

In closing, for this Sunday Inspiration, I hope that you will begin to make a personal investment in yourself and who you are. I am believing that you will begin the process of healing your spirit from the losses, misfortunes, disappointment, and pains of the past, in order to begin your new walk of purpose in this life.

Have a great Sunday and until next time, blessings to you.

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Diagnosing Alzheimer’s (HealtheFolk Friday by Senior Citizen Journal)

People often associate Alzheimer’s with a memory disease and although the destruction Alzheimer’s causes has largely to due with memory, it is a disease of the brain and affects all cognitive functions. Alzheimer’s is known as a disease that mainly affect older adults and seniors and therefore, detection is sometimes difficult. 

Many Alzheimer’s symptoms closely resemble the natural signs of aging. So how does one tell what is normal and what is a warning sign of something much larger?

The National Institute on Aging identifies seven Alzheimer’s warning signs that were originally published by The Suncoast Gerontology Center, University of South Florida.  They are:

1. Asking the same question over and over again.
2. Repeating the same story, word for word, again and again.
3. Forgetting how to cook, or how to make repairs, or how to play cards — activities that were previously done with ease and regularity.
4. Losing one’s ability to pay bills or balance one’s checkbook.
5. Getting lost in familiar surroundings, or misplacing household objects.
6. Neglecting to bathe, or wearing the same clothes over and over again, while insisting that they have taken a bath or that their clothes are still clean.
7. Relying on someone else, such as a spouse, to make decisions or answer questions they previously would have handled themselves.

READ FULL ARTICLE at the Senior Citizen Journal

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Flea Markets are Latest Venue for Counterfeit Goods

Sometimes it's important to share information that will help you understand what you are getting during your shopping ventures. Well, today, for Coupon Wednesday, I ran across a great link found on We Use Coupons leading to an article titled, Flea Markets are Latest Venue for Counterfeit Goods. It appears that what you may be getting at your local Flea Markets may be 'knock-offs of red-hot brands' as the article puts it.

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Flea Markets are Latest Venue for Counterfeit Goods

Personally, I enjoy venturing out to my local flea markets because you never know what unique items you will come across. However, it's always good to know what's going on and to be aware. I hope this does that for you.

Happy Shopping, The Old Folks Know Best FAM!

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Monday Motivation: The Power of Declarations

It is truly one thing to say that you want something badly, but it is truly another to focus on it and take action to achieve it. Sometimes we all have open-ended thoughts that we would hope would manifest into something tangible that we could hold. However, the fact of life is that we all have doubts and sometimes those doubts germinate into something that is less motivational and encouraging. But, when we see those feelings of doubt beginning to creep into our minds, we have to learn how to reject them and reassess our motives.

Every morning I have began to say some declarations out loud while touching my heart that has really helped me to stay on track and focused throughout my day. Because, as you know, not everyone that will cross your path today is on this transformational journey or care to be. So, you have to have your guard up and ready to protect your own inner peace.

Here are some of the declarations I repeat every morning and I wanted to share them with you today for our Monday Motivation:

1. My Inner World creates my Outer World.

2. I release my non-supportive money experiences from the past and create a new and rich future.

3. I think big! I choose to help thousands and thousands of people.

4. I promote my values to others with passion and enthusiasm.

5. I am committed to constantly learning and growing.

These declarations and others are spoken every morning before I begin my day. They set me up for a more positive outlook on my day and to accept people a lot better who may have gotten up on the wrong side of the bed. Remember, it doesn't matter what age you are because we all need some form of declaration that we can say to ourselves to empower us and keep us strong. This is especially important as we get older. Try them and share your experiences. I have to thank T. Harv Eker for these declarations from his book The Secrets of the Millionaire Mind.

Blessings to you on this Monday and beyond,

Selena Brown

***The Power of Declarations! YAY!

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Friday, July 22, 2011

HealtheFolk Friday: Osteoporosis Prevention and Fitness Tips

Osteoporosis can be uncomfortable to live with and the best way to ensure protection or some security is with preventive measures. This prevention can be found in a good fitness program. However, with any fitness program, make sure to consult your doctor if you have any knee or back pain. Here at The Old Folks Know Best, we believe in prevention and if you begin to take the steps now or as you move into senior age, then your body will love you for it later.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Monday Motivation: Hardwork "Pays" Off

As we all know, in this economy, we all have to work a little bit harder and learn a little bit more. It is even becoming more important for the senior citizen population to work even after retirement. However, where this all becomes satisfying is how much hard work "pays" off. 

To have fun, retire comfortably, and become wealthy beyond your own imagination, requires a commitment to self that many of us just do not have the ability to sustain. We want to be wealthy and accomplish big things, or live comfortably after retirement, but we falter on the opportunities provided to us when we secretly asked for them.

Along with my busy schedule I sometimes enjoy a good book. I know one of my senior clients who reads a book or novel a day. She finds complete pleasure in reading a great book so when I was wandering through the library and went to the personal development section, just to see what was there and came up with gold, I was just as satisfied!

I would recommend this book to anyone who is lost and trying to find out how to put all of their hard work into a position to create wealth. T. Harv Eker has helped thousands of people of all ages with their roadblocks that causes them to lose their direct path to wealth and their greatness. He doesn't sugar-coat anything and tells you like it is. If you want to begin to get out of debt, attract wealth into your life, rekindle positive relationships into your life, or just want to be a millionaire or more for the greater good of life, then this will be the book for you to begin reading and applying to your life TODAY!

I really like to practice what I preach, so I've finished reading the entire book a couple of days ago during the Carmageddon, here in Los Angeles, CA. I can report that today, I am attracting more work into my life, which will allow money to work for me and me not work for money, mindset and views on money have changed to the point that I understand that in order to help others and be a person of purpose, I must have money to make things happen in this life. I am even more inspired to declare what I want and speak it as if it is already here. I encourage each of you in the stage of life that you are currently, to go to your local library or bookstore online, and purchase or borrow this book called, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker. Then once you have read it through and begin to apply the steps he lays out in the book, leave a comment within this post of your progress.

It is now time for us as individuals to come together to create the life, the jobs, the opportunities, the retirement, the relationships, that we so desire. There is no need to wait for anyone to give you anything or do anything for you because you are being supplied the tools within this book. So, go get it and share with us here, how you have started to see changes within your life.

I look forward to hearing about your transformations and how hardwork "pays" off within your life.  -Selena Brown

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sunday Inspiration: Drowning In Your Love

There comes a time in all of our lives where we figure out and open ourselves up to this factor in life called love

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Sometimes it comes in like a breath of fresh air and sometimes it's unplanned and takes us by surprise. More and more as I watch entertainment news broadcasts, it makes me uneasy inside to see how many people fall in and out of love so quickly. 

I question:  

Why they chose to pursue the journey of love in the first place? Why would they put themselves in a situation to damage the path of love for themselves and the other person when they know what the final outcome will be?

This past week, I have been very fortunate to have spent a lot of time with a couple that will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this coming December. When you see these two little people communicating with each other and tending to their daily life together as if they have just met, it started to dawn on me what to share with you for this Sunday Inspiration titled, Drowning in Your Love.

I am no rocket scientist on love and I believe that love is a very sensitive place to be for anyone at any age. We are at our most vulnerable state of being when we have truly tapped into the love factor of ourselves. Have you ever met someone in high school, while walking the dog, or through a best friend and felt a connection that is so undeniable that you couldn't help but desire to pursue it, but felt as if you would almost drown if you accepted the affects of it? 

I, personally, love to love people and accept people for who they are because I am one with a love that is most sensitive and enjoy the times to capture the purity of love amongst people. However, when you seek and find the love that is way beyond the superficial, it is one that will cause you to feel as if you are drowning in your love for them. 

Personally, I don't dare say that I am an expert on love, but I can say that there is One who fills me with perfect love, so intense that I feel as if I am drowning. I trust God to fulfill the love that's so desperately needed when times are just hard and I am out of balance with my path or purpose. 

In closing, in this life it is so special to see true love. To see how strong love can endure through Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, War, and even Death. When love is given purely, there is no one or nothing that can break that bond. We all may falter on who we want people to think we are or see us as, but when love is truly experienced from a pure and vulnerable place the hold we have on ourselves is void and we can do nothing but embrace the inevitable.

Love and blessings to you this Sunday,

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HealtheFolk Friday: Free Arthritis Guide Booklet

As you know, I work with senior citizens and Arthritis is no laughing matter. It can be very painful and life altering. However, there are many great resources available to you to help to manage the pain and control it.
For this, HealtheFolk Friday, I have came across a community truly passionate about wanting to help you live better by taking control of your arthritis. This exclusive guide is their gift to you for joining the Arthritis Connect online support community. Learn about:

  • Knee Pain Relief
  • Healthy Eating Tips for Arthritic Inflammation
  • Exercise Management Tips
  • Symptoms and Treatments
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this FREE Arthritis Guide 

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Checking Grocery Store for Meat Markdowns

Checking your Store for Meat Markdowns
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When I tell people that we rarely spend more than $50.00 a week on groceries, they always respond with, "But that doesn't include your meat does it?" I have a two part answer to that. "Yes and No!" We hit meat markdowns as often as we need to in order to fill our freezers! Sometimes we might spend more if we have hit a huge markdown. Sometimes we can go weeks without buying meat and still have it every night for dinner.

I know the approximate time my store is marking down meat. Between 4:00 pm-5:00 pm in the afternoons, and again the next morning between 8:30 am-9:30 am. There are usually always two markdowns before my store has to remove the meat from being sold. Sometimes the first markdown is okay but the second markdown, if you are willing to wait, is the one that has meat reduced to around 60% off.

What can you get in meat markdowns? Anything the meat department sells! Chicken, pork chops, roasts, steaks, you name it, and you can find it on meat markdown. The key is when you see it, spend the money to go ahead and buy extra packs, throw it in the freezer, then soon you will have plenty of meat to choose from week to week. Being married to a meat and potatoes guy, we have meat on our table every night. With two deep freezers, we have lived off of our meat stockpile for three months without ever having to buy meat during that time. Read More Here...

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Nielsen Home Scan Consumer Panel (no landline required) - Coupon Wednesday Tip!

Earn valuable points, which are redeemable for electronics, household items, jewelry, toy, gift cards, and more. (no landline required with this homescan signup) 

If they are accepting panelists in your area, you'll receive a price gun that you scan your groceries and coupons to earn points. This is a fun activity for kids to do while you're putting groceries away and the longer you're a panelist, the better the prizes get.

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday Motivation: Wake Up Call

By Selena Brown

I don't know if this is a Monday Motivation to plant a seed of change or a wake up call to invoke change. As we see our world and all the conflicts that go on in it each and every day, it may cross your mind whether anyone even cares. If no one speaks about the problems that are right in front of us in our communities, the lack of funding for education, the child's play going on among the politicians, and the earth's cries because of how we are treating it, then we are dead already.

Have you ever stopped to wonder how much pressure we are putting on our earth with all of the contaminants, pollutions, and atmospheric toxins. The earth is where we live and what keeps up safe from the hindrances of beyond, but the Earth itself will one day get tired of the antics and desire to repair itself once and for all. It will clean up our mess as it does today via volcanoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters. It will continue to clean up our mess until one day we realize that the mess includes mankind.

When will the decision-makers of our day realize that it is more serious problems in our world than who will win the next White House Presidential Election or how much money they can funnel through an election campaign to evoke their winning candidate. Some day all this will not matter at all because we will cease to exist because our focus was on the wrong things and not on the very thing that keeps us alive.

For this Monday Motivation, I have chosen to share this 5 minute video from a young lady who voiced her feelings of what our Earth is becoming and how our actions and the actions of our politicians are destroying the existence that we rely on to survive.

If we don't begin to listen, we will cease to exist because we are just a small part of a larger component called Earth. The Earth has removed species of dinosaurs, civilizations, and other inhabitants before that we are finding in our scientific discoveries, so why must we think that we are any different.

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sunday Inspiration: It is Inside You

We are all destined for greatness far beyond our own understanding. It is so powerful and breath-taking that we allow ourselves to marvel at its beauty from a distance in others and not ourselves. However, it is our duty to ourselves to hold it and live it and allow it to mold us as it lives within us.

Time and time again we choose to embrace what is average or normal to our everyday lives. We choose to brand ourselves with what we believe is right from what we see in the media, in our friends, and mostly from our childhood memories and not what we feel is speaking to us from within the deep compartments of our souls. It is inside you...

In this well-developed video for this Sunday Inspiration, it shares with you how powerful you and I really are to this earth and to ourselves. It shares with you the importance of choosing what you want and following the signs, wonders, information given in your daily walk through this life to achieve what you want. This in-turn will ultimately lead you to the life that you so deserve and desire.Your time is now and I choose to live in it and hope that you will do the same as you open your mind, body, and spirit to what is already hidden inside of you waiting for your acceptance and re-awakening.

Blessings to you and yours this Sunday and beyond,

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HealtheFolk Friday: 'Smart' House for Aging (Video)

This video features a house loaded with technology designed for older adults.

How many of you would like to live in a home like this lucky lady in the video

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Monday, July 4, 2011 on Independence Day 2011- Your Monday Motivation

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Wow! This is a very special Monday Motivation because it's a time to celebrate our Independence Day as a country. So many of our senior citizens have fought in wars for our country and have paid their dues so that we can be free and an Independent Nation under God.

I hope that as you come together with your family and friends, watch fireworks, eat barbecue, and just take in the celebrations, you remember how far we've come. 

There may be trials and tribulations in our lives. There may be times when we wonder if our voices are heard. There even may be moments where we question our own existence, but know that above all, you are apart of a free and protected nation compared to other countries who experience bombings, life-threatening raids, and catastrophic occurrences, daily, which really puts the meaning of life in a whole new perspective. 

"Believe in freedom for all people and have a very special Independence Day in this 2011 year, from!" -Selena Brown

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Sunday Inspiration: Never Forget where you've come from

As we embark on this 4th of July Holiday in 2011, I thought it would be great to remember and touch on where we've come from.This is a great little song entitled, Never Forget where you've come from, for this Sunday Inspiration.
I understand that everyone is with family and friends and definitely will be together on tomorrow, but I want to personally wish my senior citizens out there and their families a very safe and happy 4th of July.
Talk with you soon,

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Slideshow: Brain Foods That Help You Concentrate - HealtheFolk Friday

As we get older, we tend to have a harder time concentrating on tasks and getting things completed. For this HealtheFolk Friday, we are taking a look at some of the Brain Foods that can help you to put a pep in your concentration.

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