Archive for October, 2010

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“The way we love is the most important measure of the way we live.”

Martin Shulman

The following Q & A’s are just a brief sampling of in-depth information and insights excerpted from the book: “Karmatic Relationships” by Martin Shulman. In this text Shulman suggests that by viewing our relationships karmatically, we can grow both spiritually and emotionally.

Q. How do we know when karma is involved in our relationships with others?

We do and say things that are out of character because we are connected to a personality that is no longer consciously familiar to us. We basically feel out of control.

Q.  Why are we so attracted to certain individuals over, others who just do not hold the same allure?

Because we unconsciously see something in the individual that helps us resolve a karmic problem. We attract who we need at a time in our life when we are ready to understand. “When the student is ready the teacher is there.”

Q.   What qualities rise up from an understanding that one is in a Karmatic relationship?

  • New opinions about one’s place in the world are formed
  • Sexuality is understood on deeper levels
  • Each person grows more in touch with him or herself
  • The duality of the mind is brought to harmony through controversy
  • The totality of one’s being is put to test as one expands and grows by relating so closely to another

Q.  Why do we crave karmatic relationships?

Because we cannot see our reflection in a running stream; we can only reflect our image clearly in calm waters. For this reason we choose relationships so we can find a settling place in our journey through life.  Passing emotions change to quickly for us so we look for the steadiness of an enduring relationship.

Q. How do our relationships help us fulfill our Karmatic duty?

The essence of a relationship becomes the proof, the validation, and the confirmation of one’s reality. Learning how to sincerely love another, regardless of the obstacles, is the greatest lesson in this Earth School.

More on the Subject of Karmatic Relationships –


Twin Soul Relationships –


Karmatic Relationships –


Karmatic Relationships are not All Bad Really –


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Hello and Happy Weekend,

Think that getting a job is impossible? Think again, only this time – think – outside the box! What follows is a list of ten temporary staffing positions to consider while still pursuing that one golden career opportunity of your dreams or while waiting for that long hoped for position.

Where the Jobs and Employment Opportunities Are:

  • Seasonal work – ranches, camps and ski resorts and such
  • Military opportunities – lay contractors filling impermanent positions
  • Holiday jobs – created by scheduled, annually related celebratory events as pre-posted on calendars
  • Volunteer opportunities – spiritually inspired jobs that tug at our heartstrings
  • Opportunities abroad – avenues with which to broaden our experiences of teaching, tutoring and other thrilling adventures we can muster up
  • Internships – to establish a foundation in fields by exploring what advantages and disadvantages they offer in advance
  • Outdoor work – landscaping, temporary openings for construction and farm jobs at harvest time
  • Resident programs – excursions that lend themselves to the expansion of artistic influence, humanitarian efforts or… to promote religious values and personal convictions such as missionary work in this country or overseas –  offering living stipends (fixed allowance to cover living expenses) and lodging opportunities in place of traditional monetary job compensation
  • Political / campaign work – volunteer or paid positions
  • Retirement opportunities – mainly uncompensated or non-funded community positions to fill assigned tasks related to organizations or other activities intended to help support efforts for the common good of all

Other Resources to Investigate:

The Back Door Guide to Short-term Job Adventures – by Michael Landes

The author of this magnificent, “must-read” publication believes that life is a fleeting experience that should be filled with purpose – days of wonder, excitement and intrigue.  This book opens not just a back door, but so many windows of opportunity that it would be impossible to give it a look without being forever changed by Landes insights into a whole other world of work.  Enjoy!!!

ABC – Video on the Prospect of Temporary Staffing –


Start Up Hire –


Getting a Temporary Work Permit – Requirements for Employment in Other Countries


How to Excel in a Temp Job and What to Watch Out For –


Video on One Man’s Experience  – Sampling Different Types of Work


Saving the Best for Last Do Not Despair – Take a Look at this List – A wealth of Job Opportunities to choose from –


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Good Morning,

Interviewing standards are the same as they have always been.  They are very specific and definitive  in what a person needs to do to land a job. The biggest difference now, is that there are fewer opportunities for employment, and we have to put a lot more energy into the hiring process than ever before. What follows are the basic guidelines, some terrific books on the subject and…videos for packaging yourself for the interview.  Enjoy and Share the information with everyone and anyone who can benefit from it.

  • Study how to put your best face forward – learn as much as you can about yourself by taking personality tests, asking your friends and family about your best attributes, determining your top five VIA strengths and looking into what other venues you can to give you a greater sense of yourself and what you have to offer. Remember, you will be your own PR representative.
  • Get Career Counseling or Hire a Coach – a new position is all about a new life, new associates, new networks and new opportunities – enjoy the process!
  • Set Goals – use a rock solid strategy to obtain them. There is an enormous amount of information on the subject – put your plan together and then…work your plan.
  • Consider your intention – take the time to think about what it would really be like to fill the position and how satisfied you would be holding the job
  • Prepare – investigate all you can about the enterprise
  • Be cautious – do not allow yourself to just assume anything about the company or its staff and most importantly, the hiring agent. Check facts, regardless, of what second hand knowledge you learn.
  • Types – take time to become well-versed in interviewing. Develop a real keen interest in all the details and what it means to be a hiring agent. Try to put yourself in the seat of the interviewer.
  • Read, Study and Learn – why are certain candidates rejected, while others are not.
  • Think of hypothetical questions you may be asked – write out a list of potential questions a hiring agent is likely to ask you. Familiarize yourself with the answers to these inquires to help build your self-assurance and heighten your comfort level during the interviewing process.
  • Practice mannerisms of speech – work with your voice. It is a powerful communication instrument and says a lot about you to others. Make what you say appealing to the ears of the interviewer.
  • Take the time to learn about the discrimination laws and their implications. Certain questions are off limits in interviewing situations and the majority of hiring agents are aware of these laws or, they should be.
  • Re-construct Your References – assuming you have already put together a portfolio of recommendations and testimonial letters – update them and, request new ones.
  • Package yourself for the Work Culture You are Trying to Join– think about your attire and your overall presentation and how you will be interpreted and how you want to be instantly, perceived. Make a point of learning what works and what doesn’t – study how to present yourself – test reactions!

Some of my Favorite Resources on the Topic –

Sweaty Palms – The Neglected Art of Being Interviewed by H. Anthony Medley

I think this book is very special (and apparently, so do 500,000 others). What makes it such a great read and resource is the author’s first-hand experience of interviewing thousands of candidates. He focuses on the four major factors of interviewing:

  • Gauging – understanding the interviewers plight
  • Determining – how and when to take subtle control and when not to
  • Knowing – how to address unlawful inquiries
  • Negotiating – how to arrange a hiring package that will suit your needs and at the same time appeal to your potential employer

Here Are Some More Lessons to Learn:

Ideas, Insights and Resources to Inspire Your Creative Spirit


Identify your VIA strengths


Informational Interviewing Tutorial


Video – What to Wear for a Job Interview for Men


Video – What to Wear to an Interview for Men and Women


The value of “Exit Interviews”


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HYPNOSIS in Surgery

Hypnosis is a natural way to approach relaxation, problems with sleeping and – weight loss, but did you know that since the 1990’s thousands of patients have used it in place of anesthetics.  For many patients undergoing surgery, hyposeduction, as it is referred to, replaces the complete need for pain killing narcotics and nerve-quelling tranquilizers during surgical procedures.  Patients claim they prefer hyposeduction and anesthesia because they avoid the nausea, fatigue, poor coordination as well as; cognitive impairment one would expect to experience.   Recovery is expedited (almost by 50%) since there are less side effects.  Its benefits are immeasurable in situations where the patient is allergic to anesthesia.

Hypnosis is also very effective in situations where patients need to be calm.  For example: when patients have to have epidurals, implantation of deep-brain electrodes or when undergoing bladder catheterizations.  Not everyone however can be hypnotized.  Only 15% can be highly hypnotized, 60% to some degree and the rest somewhat unresponsive.  It is in Europe where hypnosis, has really gained popularity over the years in surgical situations.

More on this Topic –

Hypnosis in Surgery – University of California, Berkeley.


Mind/Body Hypnosis Article – Hypnosis in Surgery -by C. Devin  Hastings


TIME, March 27, 2006 – Mind Over Medicine, Sora Song

Video – Hypnosis Instead of Anesthetic- Interview with Patient


Women in England Undergoing Surgery without Anesthetic Shares Experience


Video – Weight loss under Hypnosis Comparable to Surgery?


Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis Process


Video – Hypnotic Dentist Removes Teeth – Not for the Faint of Heart


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I enjoy putting together power point presentations. What follows is the process from a-z. Its not a lot of fancy, dancy work but it sure gets the job done.

Click on start button – lower left bar on bottom of your computer screen and begin designing your PPT presentation.

1. Go to link entitled: “All Programs”

2. Click in to view yellow icon folders

3. Search for “Microsoft Office” and click on link to open

4. Select “Microsoft Office Power Point”

5. Clicking on this Icon opens to a blank “Power Point” Document

6. See blank “Power Point” document – on the top bar above your screen you should also be able to see 8 tabs (home, insert, design, animation, slide show, review, view and ring central).

·         Home – clip board, slides, font, paragraph, drawing, editing

·         Insert – table, illustrations, links, text, media clips

·         Design – page set up themes background

·         Animations – preview, animations, transition to the slide you are working on

·         Slide show –  start, slide show, set-up, monitors

·         Review – proofing comments

·         View – presentation views, show /slide / hide (written in this order)zoom, color/gray scale, window, micros

·         Ring Central – to send your as a Fax through the Internet or through phone line

7. Type in dialogue by clicking on “Home” link that you want to place on slide (choose type font and size) and decide which lie out or add another slide, choose font, paragraph, drawing and editing) and, if necessary delete or, add a new one.

8. If you want to put a photo on your slide click on “Insert” link (choose from table, picture, clip art, photo album, chart, smart art, word, add objects, movie clips and sounds) also you can put reference links that will automatically connect to the Internet when you do your presentation

9. Next, move on to the “Design” tab.

10. Here you can do your page set-up, slide orientation (vertical or horizontal) and, select the themes which include: color, fonts – as you were previously able to do – only you have more options here, you can also work on background styles (for concealing or designing a background style)

11. Next, move on to “Animations.” Here you have a tab that allows you to preview your animations, to create animations and where you can design a transition by allowing the image to gradually transpose itself to the next slide.

12. Next, view new tab – “Slide Show” design how you want your slide show to start (from the beginning – slide 1 or from the current slide you are developing or you can custom design your presentation – here is where you can record your voice and rehearse timing and match it to your visuals) and set up your slide show in many ways. On this same tab you can control the resolution of your monitors.

13. Next see “Review” tab (here is where you can spell check your slides or research topics that coincide with your information or replace verbiage by accessing the thesaurus) you can also insert text in other languages.

14. In this same section “Reviews” you can put a sticker on your slide to recall specific information while you are showing your slide presentation.

15. After the “Review” tab, you have another tab called view and view has six sections called “presentation views” – (here you can view your presentation all at one time or, you can sort your slides, or, you can put into your slide sequence reminders for additional resources such as recommendations for books, DVD’s or other related materials including flyers you chose to hand out at a particular intervals in your speaking engagement).

16. Send slides through “Ring Central” as a Fax document.


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What follows is some great thoughts that have been bestowed on me over the years by some of the most successful thinkers, business professionals and community leaders – not to mention, family members and friends.

Here’s what they have shared:

  • To be prepared for any mishap we should always be alert to potential even in the light of tragedy.
  • Without courage we cannot be responsible or accountable for anything or to anyone.
  • For people who are determined, the length of time it takes to accomplish their goals or, the time it requires to gauge results, is of little consequence.
  • If we will find a way to communicate what is worthy of consideration, people will listen to what we have to say.
  • People who have a long track record of getting things done have their own special brand of likability.
  • Laying down the groundwork for anything new is always risky. The pioneers are always the ones with the arrows in their backs.
  • An aggressive attitude amplifies a sarcastic comment even if it is entrenched in poetic sentiment.
  • Anger is a great way to confuse the issue and is one of the reasons why hot-headed people are always missing the target. If you want to hit the bulls-eye, do it gently without ruffling a lot of feathers in the process.
  • The most fulfilling accomplishments are those that nourish the heart of our spirits as well as our ambitions.
  • To learn from misguided actions – a series of mishaps and setbacks are absolutely mandatory. Failure has its own set of insights that brings out the reasons mistakes occur, making them perfectly clear.
  • To stay in a position that wasn’t what we really had in mind, too long, is a career killer.
  • Watch out for competitors who are tireless information gatherers, disciplined thinkers and rationale decision makers and who cannot be influenced by others hidden agendas.
  • While dealing with a crisis it is essential to realize what makes us feel “alive” in the moment and puts a smile on our face and warmth in our heart.
  • Before moving too quickly in a new situation – examine priorities to make certain goals and objectives are likely to be met.
  • Definitive support is necessary for one’s viewpoints to be taken seriously.

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Hello There,

Aesthetic nursing articles can offer new and innovative approaches to client / patient care, in-depth analysis of research and therapeutic practice systems.  Aesthetic nurses who publish and provide theoretical papers and manuscripts address the need for continuous medical aesthetic promotion with an emphasis on educational preparation. Their efforts are leading the way for the expansion of aesthetic nursing and are making substantial contributions to the field and bringing much-needed awareness to the particulars of this new and exciting nursing specialty.

What follows are suggestions for articles that could be authored by aesthetic nurses with special interest in validating practices and principles of beauty management theory and treatment modalities in clinical settings.

1.       Skin care intervention for pregnant patients

2.       Effectiveness of chemical peeling on mature skin of women 55 plus

3.       Appraisal of the effects of aromatherapy and anxiety

4.       Management and response of adult acne

5.       How to improve aesthetic home care adherence

6.       Cosmetic rehabilitation – five years of progress

7.       Evidence of elevated esteem after appearance restoration counseling

8.       Skin care treatment preferences of teens

9.       Knowledge, attitudes and behaviors related to aesthetic image development

10.   Understanding the indications of interrupted sleep patterns and their effect on the skin

11.   Aesthetic technology – issues and techniques

12.    Making sense of post-operative skin care strategies

13.   Recommendations for building a medical aesthetic practice

14.   Perioral symptom management

15.   Accountability issues involving aesthetic-related therapies

16.   Age-related aesthetic concerns

17.   Basic knowledge of beautification procedures

18.   Ethical issues related to merchandising of skin treatment products in clinical settings

19.   Error reduction in laser treatments

20.   Aesthetic tele-coaching

21.   Applying research to aesthetic practice

22.   Cosmetic intervention for acute and traumatic scarring related to physical assaults and abuse

23.   Acne therapy – measured outcomes of controlled studies

24.   Disease related skin care treatment modalities

25.   Teaching aids for aesthetic nursing education

26.   Business principles for nurse practitioners in private practice

27.   Complex skin conditions – root cause analysis and therapeutic management

28.   Appearance restoration for post-burn injury patients – a conceptual framework

29.   Aesthetic nursing environments – cross-care giving and shared treatment spaces

30.   Advances in aesthetic therapies and their impact on cancer patients

31.   Aesthetic treatments as they relate to weight management

32.   Aesthetic assessment for the needs of patients after major weight loss

33.   Advance aesthetic care planning for burn injury survivors

34.   Aesthetic nursing interventions for dermatology patients

35.   Psychological factors associated with aging appearance related issues

More Information on the Subject of Aesthetic Nursing – Practices and Training

Aesthetic Nursing Program


Esthetic Skin Care Institute


An Assessment Tool for Nurses in Aesthetic Medicine


Introduction Video for All Nurses Site (largest social network for nurses)


How to Become an Aesthetic Nurse


Art and Aesthetics in Nursing


The United Kingdom’s number one Aesthetic Website


Aesthetic Nurse Employment OpportunitiesNurse Web


RN Master Aesthetician


AA Article Alley – Aesthetic Related Articles for Nurses


Elite AMBT provides Aesthetic Medical Training



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