Phentermine 37.5 mg Weight Loss Pill – Harmless or is it a Harmful substance?

By   March 29, 2015

Body weight issues – undoubtedly one of the most difficult physiological problems lots of people face today is definitely weighing too much. Not only young people experience this particular ailment but also older people. This is due to of the way many of us live nowadays. It’s not like the old times wherein you would probably be the one to make your own meals. Many people nowadays cannot really afford their time for a certain amount of quality time much more with making one’s lunch or dinner. And consequently because of that, resulting from the fast-paced everyday life, most people go for fast foods, which, by the way is the main reason just why many individuals suffer from this particular physical condition.  Among those fat burning supplements that are regularly prescribed by physicians is Phentermine 37.5 mg diet pill as it is written at this site.. But are they really beneficial to use? Although these are generally prescription medication, you should know that usually there are several unwanted side effects when you use them just like sleeplessness, jitters, nervousness, head aches, diarrhea, irregular bowel movements, nausea, and dryness of the mouth. They are simply said to be mild unwanted effects that the Phentermine 37.5 mg diet pills have. Simply keep in mind that abusing them will be life-threatening. In the event that the proper dosage is not actually effective in your case, better not take more that what’s prescribed. You will only put your life at risk with that. You should try to discover another solution in case this is not at all effective for you.  Basically, Phentermine 37.5 mg ( click to read more) diet pill is rather like many of the weight loss pills available on the market. Each of them has certain negative effects. Just be careful when taking these kinds of drugs because they can still pose a threat to your health.One of these weightloss pills which might be doctor prescribed is Phentermine 37.5 mg weight loss pill (check out ). But are these pills really harmless to use?  And though they are generally prescription medicines, bear in mind that usually there are a few side effects when using them including sleep problems, jitters, uneasiness, mild to severe headaches, diarrhea, irregular bowel movements, lightheadedness, and mouth dryness. These are said to be minor unwanted effects that the Phentermine 37.5 mg weightloss pills have. Just remember that using too much could possibly be fatal. If you find that the proper amount is not really effective for you, better not take more that what’s prescribed. You can really put your very own life at risk if you do that. You should definitely try to find some other solution just in case this is simply not what you are looking for.  The point is, Phentermine 37.5 mg weight loss supplement is not different from the other appetite suppressant pills that you can buy. All of them have some side effects. Simply be very careful when taking these drugs as they quite simply could pose a danger to your life.


Smart Tips For Uncovering Businesses

By   March 18, 2015

Why Weed Control Is Vital For Proper Vegetable Growth The undesirable invasive plants in personal gardens and even vegetable plantation are called weeds. Aside from being unsightly, they are also taking the moisture and nutrients that crop plants need to grow properly. Thus, weeds are hindering the proper growth of plants that leads to quality harvest. Not just that, weeds contribute to the spread of plant diseases while harboring and also, attracting insects. There are farmers who found it quite difficult to deal with these things while some have figured out a way on how they can control its growth. Persistence and planning are the major factors in controlling weeds; after all, these are still vital to have good harvest. Experts said that the first step in selecting a site for garden is when it is weed free. Unfortunately, there are things that are easier said than being done. This is true especially for those who live in suburbanites and urban areas who work within a finite space. Whenever possible, do whatever you can on how you can avoid locations with heavy infestation of weeds.
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Well, to begin with your vegetable management, your first course of action is to spray the area that is infested with weed using non-selective weed killer such as roundup. For those who don’t know, roundup is harmful to both humans and animals and thus, following proper safety precautions are crucial.
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Even healthy and unwanted plants will be killed throughout the process; this will continue until the site turns to all soil and forces to turn the weeds under it to decompose. And to ensure that the next generation of weeds won’t grow, a second tilling should be done before you start planting on it. In preventing weeds to germinate, herbicides have been proven to be helpful. Not only that, through mulching, it is feasible to lower the volume of weeds in your garden or vegetation site. However, it is best if you are going to wait until the early season to mulch the vegetables. This way, the soil temperature will rise and produce optimal growth of plants. Be sure that you remove any weeds before you start mulching the site. Your purpose of lessening the volume of weeds will be nothing if it is not done as it will soon emerge in the mulch layer. So when you are mulching the soil, mulch the covers of the soil’s surface right to the base of plants. When prepping up the vegetation site for plantation, be sure to take all these things in mind. This is a great way of ensuring that the vegetables you’re going to plant will grow healthily and with great quality.

Quadruple Multi Tasking

By   March 12, 2015

What is wrong (or is it right??) about us that we believe we have to be Super Woman, Superior Mom, and Superlative Worker? Is it drive and ambition or the blind belief that if we don’t do it all, no one will, and so nothing will ever get done? See the redundancy of this sentence? It is frightening. Maybe if no one does it, it never needed doing to begin with and so since it never will be done (without you and your vigor) no one ever will know that it didn’t get done because apparently it never needed doing to begin with.

Multi-tasking is a way of life, a human condition of current living. With a finite number of minutes in a day, to maintain the “Super” status that we love wrapped around our shoulders, we have forced ourselves into a burgeoning box of bulging obligations and the overpowering pressure to accomplish everything imaginable with barely a noticeable sign of any extreme exertion energy. And where does this all supreme-ness transport us? To power and importance, sometimes, to a sense of well-being, occasionally, to exhaustion and possible despair, quite often.

You may be thinking, “She’s nuts! I can do everything and be all things to everyone. Despair never! There is no time for such a silly emotion. Exhaustion maybe, but I cover it up so well!” The loud voice within is shouting SAVE THE WORLD, but it is the soft spoken murmur from our souls that may give us the best sense of who we are while protecting us from the drive to accomplish all things in 29 seconds or less.

I will tell you, as multi-tasker of vast experience, that doing it all is fun. There are few events more exciting and fulfilling to me than starting my morning at 5 am and then discovering that by 9 that I have cleaned the house, mowed the grass, weeded the garden, washed/dried/folded six loads of laundry while writing two articles and editing three others. And there are still many hours of the day to unfold and be filled with one hundred additional tasks. What a terrific sense of importance and value. It makes me feel powerful and omnipotent.

It is then that I realize that I had a conference at 8, right in the midst of my morning flurry, and I failed to dial in. Admittedly, 62 tasks have been completed in exemplary fashion, but the one of the greatest significance, the one that was a deep commitment and obligation, was shoved beneath the escalating waves of Super-dom. That is when despair begins its stealthy creep into my mind. Even if it were not an earth-shattering matter to have failed to connect with the people on the conference call, it feels like a profound failure of my ability to multi-task. It is at this low point that I finally am able to recognize that this was not multi-tasking. It was quadruple multi-tasking and that is a whole bundle of tasks squeezed into a minimum of minutes.

So what is the difference between multi- and quadruple multi-tasking? Unfortunately, multi-tasking has become an expectation. As women we have donned the crown of victory by demanding too much of ourselves. Instead to delegating as necessary, we self-egate. With the belief that “No one can do the job like I can” we have packaged ourselves into a signed, sealed, delivered collection under the guise of “I can – and will – do anything.” Somewhere in the midst of this quadruple multi-tasking fiasco we must for ourselves to screech, “Stop! I want to get off!!” And we have to mean it. To say stop with the inability of letting go, we are only leading ourselves to a more vulnerable state-of-being, one in which we not only QMT (Quadruple Multi-Tasking; Quite Mentally Totaled; Quivering with Many Tiptop-Actions) we contemplate the possibility of quintupling or deca-dupling (that’s 10X) our juggling act of actions and responsibilities.

Some of you are shaking your heads as you read this while determining that this in no way reflects your behavior. Others, those whose mouths are drooping and drool is dribbling forth in semi-delicate droplets, recognize the accuracy of these words. The more you do each day has become a sign of worth and to you, to admit you cannot do and be everything, is a sign of ineptness and incompetence. No one wants to feel either of these even for the most fleeting of moments and so we forge on with super powers.

Is there a cure for this disease? The wonderful news is Yes! But it is not easy and it will definitely take time and repeated reminders every time you or a friend you trust catches you slipping back into “I can do anything-icity.” As with all addictions, confronting the fact that there is a problem is Step 1 to a cure. Step 2 is realizing that makes changes is critical to yourself and your healthy mental and physical survival. Step 3 comes in (surprise) multiple parts. Step 3 requires that you divide your responsibilities into four sections. A visual will help you truly tackle this.

Take piece of paper, fold it in half, and then quarters and at the top of each section write these labels: Box 1 – Obligations; Box 2 – Oopsligations, Box 3 – Delegations; Box 4 – Deletions. Box 1, 3, and 4 are headed by familiar terminology that you must now examine with new eyes. Obligations are all about and necessary to you. If baking cookies for a social is something you love to do because mixing the dough builds strength, sniffing the aroma as the cookies bake expands power, and decorating the cookie box for delivery maximizes your artistic talents, then it is an obligation, a responsibility that also multiplies the worth of you. If, on the other hand, baking the cookies is a trial, a responsibility that makes you want to bite off the hand that flew into air to volunteer for the cookie-caper you must relegate this responsibility to another section of the paper.

This may make the cookie baking an “Oopsligation”, something you promised to do but now are most unhappy, even disgruntled, about doing? Learn from experience that although you want to do your share, there is absolutely no reason that you must be on cookie detail yet again. Next time volunteers are sought, sit on your hand, refuse to oblige, release yourself from the responsibility. This is hard work because as a QMT you know that everyone is counting on you and that no one, and I mean no one, can bake Peanut Blossom Cookies with quite the pizzazz that you possess. But you know that you must relinquish some duties and this is one that Sue can do (even though it may mean a packaged product instead of homemade).

If your Oopsligation came about as a result of a phone call, saying no may be even more difficult than resting your fingertips beneath your rump. While some will say that the impersonality of the phone is an automatic liberator of responsibility, as a QMT you know that this is not so. With a live request you can see it coming through the demeanor, actions, and tone of voice winding their way to you. On the phone you are most likely caught by surprise. For this you must plan ahead. Grab a note card of hardy stock (as you will refer to it frequently). Boldly write: I am unable to bake cookies [or any other task] because I already have obligations [no lie, you do]. Call me next time and I will try to help you out. I realize that you wanted to allow yourself to be banned from all cookies forever, but this is not healthy for a QMT. Since you thrive on helping others, your psyche does not want to be crossed off the cookie list for all time, just for now, as you build strength in avoiding Oopsligations.

Delegation. The cookies may fall into that role. Your daughter or son (niece, nephew, mother-in-law) loves to bake and as a QMT you have always been afraid to surrender control of the kitchen. This is your chance to not only guard your own health and power but to permit others in your life to flourish. Caution: Once you have delegated (an extreme complicated and thorny task) stay out of the kitchen. You may help in recipe selection and the gathering of ingredients and utensils before the process. You may offer a limited number of parting words of advice as you exit the kitchen, but you may not, under any circumstances, stay in the room. Within shouting range is all right the first couple of bakes as an oven fire is an ugly event, but after that you must step away as you step into new-found freedom. The power from this will be multiple as you are released from duty and someone you love gains responsibility and skill.

Finally there are the Deletions. These items are responsibilities you detest. You cannot continue to discover yourself bound up in tasks that sap your energy, drain your power, tax your talents, and empty your fuel tank. Deletions are the most difficult of all. It can be likened to a captain abandoning her ship. When you delete you erase, trash, and eliminate a responsibility forever. If you know and can admit in your heart that one more cookie request will send you over the edge of sanity and break you into a thousand irreparable crumbs you must discharge a deliberate and decisive NO as you delete cookie-dom from your life forever.

Again a note card may help, especially if as a QMT you do not want to hurt feelings, even the feelings of arch enemies or eternal foes. Most QMT have enormous, giving hearts where “No” translates to inner collapse and failure. The delete button is most likely your toughest rival, even more so than the individual to whom you are about to refuse duty. As you jot your message on your note card be sure to include words such as never, impossible, unworkable, in no way. You must make it clear that on no account will you be available now or in the future to bake cookies.

With written note in hand, practice saying it aloud again and again. As a QMT myself I know that refusing someone’s request for help is practically as impossible as it is improbable that I will stick to my word. It is far easier to fold than to stand tall, sit tight, and escape an unwanted and unneeded duty. That is why I can share with you so freely, realizing my own personal weakness. I will tell you though just writing about refusal is empowering. I fully realize that if I could delete even one responsibility from my daily list valuable minutes would explode and then could be poured into other activities that revitalize and maximize my strength.

Remember, you are as super as you want to be if you believe it to be so. I do not think there is a judge who when assessing your life will notice that you only baked cookies for the bizarre (oh, what’s in a word! I mean bazaar!) 919 times instead of the 920 times you were asked. What will be remembered is the joy and radiating personal love that you brought to every responsibility whose joy then spread to those with whom you worked.

An Interview With Lynn Blaikie

By   March 11, 2015

Batik artist Lynn Blaikie was born in Southern Ontario. She moved to the Yukon Territory at the age of 18. It was in the small mining community of Elsa that she first discovered batik: a ray of colour in a long dark winter. A nine month mining strike gave an opportunity to fall in love with the huge vats of liquid colour that she used to create her earliest works of art. Lynn Blaikie’s exposure to other batik artists has been limited in the far North; however, Lynn feels that in some ways her isolation has been an asset. The many years of private development and discovery has resulted in a very unique personal style. Employing both the traditional vat dying methods as well as inks and pens, brings to her art a joie de vivre, and an exuberance which celebrates life, living, and nature. Lynn’s career choices include both her art and teaching children, youth, and adult batik programs and workshops.

Thank you Lynn for taking the time to talk us.

IAP: We’ve read your bio and read how you discovered Batik during a mining strike, but were there any signs or inclinations towards you becoming an artist prior to that…when you were a child for example?

LB: As a child I was always sketching, carving, knitting, creating and doing any kind of art and craft that I could. My parents bought me all kinds of art and craft books and spent most of my leisure hours trying everything in the book. I used to sell my crafts at any event possible, local festivals, even church bazaars when I was very young. For a while I was doing carpentry, I got a skill saw and drill for my 21st birthday. I am happiest with a creative project on the go.

IAP: Why Batik and not oils, pastels or another medium?

LB: I was not confident with my drawing ability and batik was the medium that I found that allowed me to focus on the tactile and technical aspect of art. Being able to draw was not really in the criteria. I had never taken art in school past grade 9 as I didn’t like having to draw or produce a finished piece of art that someone else would say was good or not based on their idea of perfection. Batik allowed me to create with my hands, brain, and from my soul. I enjoy creating with water colour and acrylics but my first love is batik.

IAP: Did you develop the style we are familiar with, early on or does your early work vary greatly from past to present?

LB: My style was evident from early on. The images that I draw have become more technically true to life as practice has improved my figure drawing, but the feel of the work is still the same as early on. I draw what I feel, not what I see. That is why I don’t do location painting as a landscape artist might.

IAP: What artists have influenced you, and how?

LB: I don’t know that any artist in particular has influenced my art. My art developed while my children were small, I worked directing a child care centre. If anything, my influence came from the eyes and hearts of children. I taught myself my art form through trial and error in between working and raising my children. I didn’t know of any other batik artists and there was no time to research art history, there was certainly no internet at the time.

IAP: What other interests do you have (besides painting)?

LB: I love to garden and work in my greenhouse. I am a hands on person who lives on an acreage. I am always putting in a new garden, building a screen porch under the horse stable, remodeling a bathroom or just chopping wood for the winter.

IAP: How have you handled the business side of being an artist?

LB: Fortunately I seem to be able to do most of the business side of my art. I am a concept thinker, so I can see where I want to go and what I want to do. My weakness is in completing the detail side of business. When possible, I work with others who are strong in this area. When I am forced to deal with the details myself, it definitely bogs me down creatively.

IAP: There’s the old saying: “In ______ presentation is everything!” How do you typically present your work at tradeshows, galleries, etc. and is the “presentation everything”? i.e. How much would you says the presentation of your work contributes to it’s sale?

LB: Presentation is vital. An emerging artist who is professional and confident in the presentation of themselves and their work will instill confidence in a buyer. Promotional materials, a good bio, signage and presenting your art in its best light is very important.

IAP: Do you use mats and frames to present your work and if so in what ways?

LB: I always offer both framed and unframed work when I do a show of any kind. I want the walls to make a statement. Any work that is not framed if original is either matted and packaged of I have available for viewing on request if the work is “raw” As I work on cotton, I find that I can keep originals in a tube and unroll them for people to see. Showing raw work to a buyer is a very personal interaction and a natural connection is made. I never, however only bring unfinished or unframed work to a show; the first impression has to be polish. The exception to this is if I am doing a wholesale trade show for my reproductive work. As I only wholesale my LEP’s unframed, I display them unframed. I find that if I frame the work, people expect to receive them that way. I may have 1 or 2 of them framed to let the store know how nice they will look.

IAP: What inspires you to paint and how do you keep motivated when things get tough in the studio?

LB: Things never get tough in the studio; inspiration for my art is rarely a struggle. The thing that I struggle with most is time. I can get bogged down organizing a upcoming trade show or sale, ordering mats, walls etc. I spend more time on my computer than I would like. I am usually itching to get working at my art. I find that I need to really force myself to get down to completing all the details of business so that I am free to create.

IAP: What advice would you give to an artist just starting out on how to market and/or present their work to the world?

LB: If there is a marketing and presentation workshop available to them, take it! Talk to other artists; just phone them up, lots would be willing to share their experience. If possible, attend as many art sales, tradeshows etc as possible and look at the way work is presented. Ask permission to photograph from the artist so that you have a reference to what you thought worked. And remember; be professional in your appearance and presentation. Brochures and handout materials are also very important. If you want to work have your work in a particular gallery, phone and ask for an appointment and bring them something professionally presented to look and leave behind.

IAP: Are there any interesting pieces/projects/commissions you’ve worked on over the past few years that you can share with us?

LB: I loved being one of the selling and demonstrating artists at the 2007 Canada Winter Games last winter held here in Whitehorse. I was commissioned to do the host gifts for the VVIP’s that attended. The Great Northern Arts Festival in Inuvik was also a highlight, 10 days of demonstrating, workshops and gallery sales and connecting with other artist from the circumpolar north. I hope to attend the Arctic Winter Games in Yellowknife next spring as part of the cultural program. I also had a dream come true for me with the publication of my first children’s book “Beyond the Northern Lights.” It was published as a hard cover gift book by Fitzhenry and Whiteside of Toronto, Ontario, who did a beautiful job. It is marketed as an art book as well as a children’s story book and has already gained some recognitions. It is available in book stores and through Island Art Publishers.

IAP: Any parting comments?

LB: I feel very fortunate to be able to get up everyday and look forward to being in my studio. Quality of life is very important to me. The choice to have art as a career has not always been easy, but I would not change it for the world.

That Special Connection

By   March 11, 2015

Every meal is sacred. And though how simple it is, grace abounds. Hence, Korean’s share food, we shared it together that reminds of the last supper.

I know this is common, but for me it is something grand and special.

When I became a teacher to Koreans our thoughts were one as we learned together. When I was widowed – my Korean students, came with me in grief and prayer. I found them a great sense of worth to continue on living life bravely: working/teaching.

At this time, Korean culture shares to the world entertaining dramas and stories about their legendary heroes like “Jumong,” and traditional Korean cooking “Jewel in the Palace,” among others.

Koreans work hard like other Asians, too. With regard to fashion, women take care of themselves, no matter the age, and at the start of day you can see them well- made and with make-up.

Korean men are handsome and thoughtful. At snack time they share together and to those around. I remember drinking tea and having cookies with them at break time, as we tell stories of culture, communities, and some special topics.

I know that travelers, visitors love to go to shrines, vacation spots, and beautiful places – but then I remember going to church with Jason and Howard; Julie and Elly. They prayed well and they were serious. Some of them were not Christians, but I could see how they respected my country, my religion and my beliefs. They tried hard to adjust with my poor country. And this makes me realize that we really don’t have to focus on our differences but our likeness. Yes, we’re all one and the same workers for peace, love and progress. Again, this is ideal, but in our little communities – it worked.

Places near Manila where students visited:

1. Intramuros – the walled city; Manila Cathedral; Fort Santiago, Rizal Park

2. Pagsanjan Falls – one of the most beautiful falls in the Philippines, situated in Laguna.

3. Tagaytay – Weather is cool. Tagaytay grows abundant vegetables and fruits.

4. Asia Mall – one of the biggest malls in the world.

5. Baclaran – the Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help; cheap buys and bazaars

6. Schools, museums and seafood restaurants

Food Preference

Koreans like food abundant in vegetables and meat that aren’t so oily. They can be shy, but are self-reliant. What more? They love tea, noodles and “soju.”

What can I say, but that special connection of missing them often.

“Dangsin-eul salanghabnida.”

“I love you.”

Rose Flores