Archive for July, 2012

Changing My Priorities #God #Dog #Love | Without A Label.

This is a post about my sweet old chocolate lab Harley. I would really appreciate you reading it and if you happen to pray please pray for her. She is having a rough time with walking, standing up, has a neurological disorder, and lot’s of other things going on. I am in the process of finding out weather or not I need to put her down. In the mean time I am doing everything in my power to keep her happy and free from pain. Thank you in advance for your comments. thoughts, and prayers. Much love to you all!

Kimmy

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Posted: 07/26/2012 in Uncategorized

How do you feel about ads on blogs? Does it bother you, or is it okay? If there are too many do you leave the site all together? Let me know what you think.
Much love,
Kimmy
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Cristian Mihai

Let’s say that you built your platform the right way. You have a nice blog, a Twitter account, a Facebook page, all that. You have, what some might call, a following.

And maybe you’re not happy with the exposure you’re gaining from doing all this stuff (which, let’s face it, takes a lot of time.) So you want to earn a few extra bucks while you’re at it. Here are some of the ways you can do that.

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Posted: 07/26/2012 in Uncategorized

This shocked me. It probably shouldn’t but it did. It is great advice as well. Read it and let me know how it affects you!
Much love,
Kimmy
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Cristian Mihai

When you first self-publish, it’s easy to get caught up in an avalanche of new words. You build an author platform, you promote, you post giveaways, you send ARCs, you tweet, you blog.

You’re constantly searching for a target audience, making up marketing plans. You’re slowly turning into a business man. Sometimes you might even talk like one. Heaven forbid you actually start dressing like one.

Whether you like it or not, Self-Publishing is a business. So how much money can you expect to earn if you self-publish?

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Posted: 07/26/2012 in Uncategorized

Way too cool! Thanks again Cristian! You rock my friend.
Much love,
Kimmy
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Cristian Mihai

When I first heard of this I imagined a bunch of people standing in line with their Kindles/Nooks/iPads, waiting for some writer to do an approximate version of his signature with this index finger.But apparently e-book signing is slowly taking off, mostly because it’s cool, but also because the new technology requires it.

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Posted: 07/26/2012 in Uncategorized

This advice was just way too good not to be reblogged. So, here it is my friends! Thank Cristian Mihai of http://www.cristianmihai.net.
Much love to you all,
Kimmy
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Cristian Mihai

For those of you who don’t know, KDP Select is a new program from Amazon’s KDP self-publishing platform. It sparked a lot of controversy in the few months since it was introduced, so I thought it might be a good idea to write about it.

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Abiding in the Presence of God.

Another wonderful post by Nizy! Thank you him and thank you God!

Mwah,

Kimmy

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Posted: 07/26/2012 in Uncategorized

Another post I just had to reblog! Love these verses and am going to use these as my memory verses for the week. Thank you God for these promises.
Kimmy
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Psalms of Praise Womens' Ministries - My Daily Bread!

A Call to Praise and Worship – My Daily Bread!

Our call to praise and worship is found in Psalm 145: 17-20, NIV, which reads:

“The Lord is righteous in all His ways and loving toward all He has made.  The Lord is near to all who call on Him, on all who call on Him in truth.  He fulfills the desires of those who fear Him; He hears their cry and saves them.  The Lord watches over all who love Him, but all the wicked He will destroy.  My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord.  Let every creature praise His holy name forever and ever.”

A Psalm of praise and worship to our Most High God and King!  Draw near to Him in His sanctuary, seeking the truth of His Word.   On this Holy Day bring your praise with gladness and make a joyful noise!  For the…

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Posted: 07/26/2012 in Uncategorized

Another post I had to reblog by Nizy. Well, its actually by God but she put it on the web =)
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Psalm 145

I will praise You, my God, O king; and I will bless Your name for ever and ever.

Every day will I bless You; One generation shall praise Your works to another.

I will speak of the glorious honor of Your majesty, and of Your wondrous works and mercy.

They shall abundantly utter the memory of Your great goodness, and shall sing of Your righteousness.

Our  LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

Our  LORD is good to all: and His tender mercies are over all his works.

All the people shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom, and talk of Your power;

To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.

Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and Your dominion endures throughout all generations.

Our  LORD upholds all that fall, and…

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Trust In The Lord With All You Heart!.

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A bible verse that can calm panic, lift me from depression, put a smile on my face, change my attitude, and put things in perspective in an instant. Oh, how I adore, love, and honor my wonderful, amazing God. He is miraculous in so many ways. Thank you so much for letting me reblog this my new friend!

Much love, abundant blessings, and big hugs to you all,

Kimmy

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Posted: 07/25/2012 in Uncategorized

I had to reblog this one as well! Such a talent this blogger is! To God be the glory!
Much love,
Kimmy
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Posted: 07/25/2012 in Uncategorized

Such a wonderful post that needed to be reblogged. This woman is amazing! If you are not following her blog already then I highly suggest doing so. Wonderful message for us all!
All my love,
Kimmy
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Posted: 07/25/2012 in Uncategorized

(CNN) – “The Blind Side” was a heartwarming movie about a real-life Christian family who adopted a troubled teen with a knack for football, helped him get into college, and eventually all the way to the NFL. It was nominated for a best picture Oscar, won Sandra Bullock the best actress Oscar, and it won over Christian audiences who for decades have said they were slighted and misrepresented by Hollywood. But all that was not enough to keep the movie on the shelves one of the country’s largest Christian bookstores.

LifeWay Christian Resources, a division of the Southern Baptist Convention, had been selling the DVD at its 165 stores for two years with a sticker warning its patrons of strong language. There were rumblings about a resolution last month at the denomination’s annual conference, and complaints from about a dozen people prompted LifeWay to remove the film from its shelves and online store…..
“When Hollywood does that incredible rare thing and portrays people of faith in a positive light, it’s such a rare thing, we have to be grateful,” he said and not push to have the film removed from stores.

I personally love this movie. I like that it actually portrays Christians in a positive light for once. I think it is sad that it is being pulled from the shelves of Christian book stores because of a racial slur. I do happen to agree that using the Lord’s name in vain is unnecessary and could have been left out of the movie. I do see where the people of the Christian book store would be offended at such a thing, however this is a Hollywood movie and us Christians have to take our positive light where we can get it.
I don’t condone taking the Lord’s name in vain and If you were my friend saying it I would tell you to think about who and what you are talking about before spouting off such a thing. If I didn’t know you I would turn the other way and not want to get to know you. I wouldn’t say hey that’s offensive (unless I was PMSsing) although, now that I think about it, maybe I should. Because, after all it is offensive. This topic is a tough one because like I said, we need to take our props where we can get it. Maybe they should just bleep out the parts that aren’t representing Christians in the proper light. Now, there’s a way to keep everyone happy. I think!
What are your thoughts about this? I would like to hear what you have to say!
Much love,
Kimmy
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CNN Belief Blog

By Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

(CNN) — “The Blind Side” was a heartwarming movie about a real-life Christian family who adopted a troubled teen with a knack for football, helped him get into college, and eventually all the way to the NFL. It was nominated for a best picture Oscar, won Sandra Bullock the best actress Oscar, and it won over Christian audiences who for decades have said they were slighted and misrepresented by Hollywood. But all that was not enough to keep the movie on the shelves one of the country’s largest Christian bookstores.

LifeWay Christian Resources, a division of the Southern Baptist Convention, had been selling the DVD at its 165 stores for two years with a sticker warning its patrons of strong language. There were rumblings about a resolution last month at the denomination’s annual conference, and complaints from about a dozen people…

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Posted: 07/25/2012 in Uncategorized

A reblog of one of my favorite bloggers Lesley Fletcher. This woman really knows how to create, inspire, give hope, and make someone laugh. If you are not following her already I highly suggest it. It will brighten your day. I promise!
Love you lots,
Kimmy
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Inspiration Import

Of course my moods change, but the average is serenity. I have a firm faith in art, a firm confidence in its being a powerful stream which carries a man to a harbor, though he himself must do his bit too; at all events, I think it such a great blessings. Vincent van Gogh

My little 5×5 inch piece of work is tucked in between two of  Master Artist Vincent van Gogh. What nerve of me to think my art can compare to his!

Of course I am not comparing at all and anyone who knows me would be on the floor laughing at the audacity of the thought. What I can compare though is MOOD. As van Gogh’s quotation points out his general mood is serenity which reflects in his art, as is mine. But, I look at my ‘Pink’ piece I see that I did not possess an…

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Doggie Kisses Are The Best Medicine | Bipolar Manifesto.

A guest post I did for my friend Dennis Heil of  www.bipolarmanifesto.com. Please read, comment, like, and share. Much love to you all! I look forward to hearing from you. My main blog site is www.withoutalabel.me so come by and check out my work there!

Eating Disorders ARE Mental Health Issues!!! #MentalHealth #SelfLove #Compassion #MentalIllness #Hope #Bipolar #MHSM #Depression #OCD #Panic #ADHD #PTSD #Heal #Help #Faith #Treatment #Health | Without A Label

Posted: 07/17/2012 in eating disorders, Mental Health, Wellness
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Eating Disorders ARE Mental Health Issues!!! #MentalHealth #SelfLove #Compassion #MentalIllness #Hope #Bipolar #MHSM #Depression #OCD #Panic #ADHD #PTSD #Heal #Help #Faith #Treatment #Health | Without A Label.

This post is about eating disorders and my battle with one. Please read this, comment, like, and share it because you never know who is battling an eating disorder. With your help we can prevent and heal those with eating disorders. Awareness needs to be raised and we can’t do it by ignoring what is happening all over the world. I love you all and I really do hope you read this. I did not go through my struggle to stay silent so here I am speaking out.

Big Hugs,

Kimmy

Artist In The Spotlight: Dominique Reza of Always D.O.P.E | Without A Label.

My latest post on Dominique Reza of Always D.O.P.E. Please check it out and give him a big ol’ like for me! Please and thank you! Much love!

Information Everyone Needs To Have and Know: Advanced Care Planning, DNR, Medical Power Of Attorney, DNI, Living Will, Declaration of Mental Health Treatment, Organ and Tissue Donation | Without A Label.

 

This is a VERY IMPORTANT post that applies to everyone. I wanted to make sure that you all knew what you needed to know in the case of an emergency and how to make your wishes known. I did not do this to scare you, I only wanted to allow you to be prepared for any situation. I hope this helps you to not have to search the internet for hours to find this important paperwork. Much love to you all!

Elton Clark Arnold: The Kindest Most Gentle Man I Ever Knew | Without A Label.

Another post about my dear sweet great uncle Elton. He was the kindest most gentle man I ever knew. I hope you read this. Much love to you all!

A Little Info about Bipolar Disorder « bipolarmuse.

Bipolar Disorder is still not widely understood. How do we get it? Is it handed down? Spontaneous selection? It is well known that this disorder is one that can be handed down through our family. Approximately half the people who have bipolar disorder have a family member with a mood disorder. A person with ONE parent who has bipolar disorder has a 15-20% chance of having the condition. Twins have about a 25% chance of getting the condition whereas identical twins, in which one has the disorder, the other identical twin has a greater risk of developing the illness (about an eightfold greater risk than a nonidentical twins).  So this proves greatly that the disorder indeed “runs in the family” and is genetic.

“Another cause is Neurochemical.  Bipolar disorder is a biological disorder that occurs in a specific area of the brain and is due to the dysfunction of certain neurotransmitters, or chemical messengers, in the brain. These chemicals may involve neurotransmitters like norepinephrine,serotonin and probably many others. As a biological disorder, it may lie dormant and be activated on its own or it may be triggered by external factors such as psychological stress and social circumstances.” ~ Psych Central

Environmental factors include life altering events that triggers the dormant bipolar illness. Hormonal changes, drug and alcohol abuse also contribute to an “episode” even if there is no biological factor.

Medication can trigger mania! This happened to me when the norm to treat bipolar was to prescribe antidepressant along with a mood stabilizer.

Read more at A Little Info about Bipolar Disorder « bipolarmuse.

Going to Extremes- Bipolar Disorder | RSD Advisory- Where Chronic Pain & Depression Collide.

I felt this needed to be re-blogged as well. We are all affected by pain in one way or another.

Much Love and God Bless,

Kimmy

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Posted: 07/06/2012 in Uncategorized

News about Cyclothymic Disorder. Very similar to bipolar disorder. I love you all and thought this needed to be reblogged.
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Kimmy
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RSD Advisory- Where Chronic Pain & Depression Collide

Cyclothymic Disorder
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Less severe hypomanic and mini-depressive periods follow an irregular course, with each period lasting a few days. Cyclothymic disorder is commonly a precursor of bipolar II disorder. But it can also occur as extreme moodiness without being complicated by major mood disorders. In such cases, brief cycles of retarded depression accompanied by low self-confidence and increased sleep alternate with elation or increased enthusiasm and shortened sleep. In another form, low-grade depressive features predominate; the bipolar tendency is shown primarily by how easily elation or irritability is induced by antidepressants. In chronic hypomania, a form rarely seen clinically, elated periods predominate, with habitual reduction of sleep to < 6 h. Persons with this form are constantly overcheerful, self-assured, overenergetic, full of plans, improvident, overinvolved, and meddlesome; they rush off with restless impulses and accost people.

Although cyclothymic and chronic hypomanic dispositions contribute to success in business, leadership, achievement…

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My Sister, I.

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This is a poem written by my best friend and soul sister to me. She is incredibly talented and I wish I could write like this. Alas, I cannot. I can only admire. Please read her stuff because it will give you chills!

Kisses and Hugs,

Kimmy

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Inspiration and creation.

An amazing post about inspiration.I thought this needed to be Re-blogged. What inspires you? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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All my love,

Kimmy

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Posted: 07/05/2012 in Uncategorized

A wonderful work of art. I am so blessed to have this person in my life. Yes 85 was a great year! I love you my soul sister!
Mwah,
Kimmy
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Unjaded Muse Poetry

Vintage ’85 stars in a bottle;
it was a very good year.
They have been sitting on a shelf
waiting for a special occasion to shine.

Now they are chilling in the fridge,
with two glasses on the counter top
awaiting their fulfillment.

They are not crystal,
but they are clean and unbroken.

©  Shanna McCloud

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Syncope.

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A beautifully written poem about syncope, something that I deal with on a daily basis. To read more about what syncope is please read the previous post entitled what is syncope.

This was written by my across the street neighbor, my best friend, and soul sister. Please follow her blog www.UnjadedMusePoetry.wordpress.com if you would like to be informed about her new posts that are absolutely breathtaking. I highly recommend subscribing to her fabulous work. I love you all so much.

Blessings,

Kimmy

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This is my main blog so please follow me as well. Mwah and hugs my friends!

What is Syncope?.

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I thought this post needed to be reblogged because it is something that I deal with as well as my best friend Shanna. We are more alike than my biological sister and I are. I love my sweet, dear, kind, sensitive, strong, wise, important soul sister. I am so blessed to live across the street from this wonderful person.

All my love,

Kimmy

Helping Others Can Help You: How To Put Yourself First and Help Others At The Same Time To Battle Depression | Without A Label

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Helping Others Can Help You: How To Put Yourself First and Help Others At The Same Time To Battle Depression | Without A Label.

How helping others can help you battle depression. An update for everyone about my uncle and what is going on with me. I love you all and hope you read this =). Big Hugs and Happy 4th of July to you all!

Meditation & Mindfulness for Healing, A Beginners Guide: Part Two; Tips and Tricks | Without A Label.

My latest post on meditation tips and tricks for your mental health, better memory, and overall healing. Oh, and it has a cool new pressure point trick I learned today to help alleviate anxiety and help carpal tunnel.  It also includes reasons why Christians should meditate. Check it out and feel free to let me know what you think.

Much love to you all,

Kimmy