I’m embarrassed, but I need your help #please… I have a possible tumor and my insurance isn’t helping

I don’t do this often and the few times I have asked for help, I’ve never gotten very far. But I need to try because I don’t know what else to do.

I suppose this is a long rant about what’s going on with me and my life these days. I try to keep it quiet and distract myself with pretty things, but sometimes I need to let it out. And maybe you can find it in your heart to get through this and help me in some way. Anyway.

There are too many things going on. Too many things.  No one I know has money they can lend or just gift me. I have no money. My family of 3 lives off of $17k a year. I honestly don’t know how we make it.

Health insurance is denying my claims. I can’t pay my medical bills. I need a ct scan bc I have a tumour that may need chemotherapy (according to a resident at John Hopkins) and I can’t afford any of it. It may not need chemo or radiation. It could be nothing. It could be outright removed (even though we’ve removed it twice already) but I’ll never know until it’s too late, if I can’t get this ct scan.

I practically live on my asthma inhaler and I often wonder if I can even afford to “waste” another huff of it. My asthma isn’t bad enough to kill me or anything like that, just bad enough to torture me every day and send me to urgent care with the occasional asthma attack that requires being hooked up to a breathing machine.

I got put on prednisone. The side effects are weight gain, fatigue, foggy thoughts, pain, nausea and just about everything I don’t need right now, or ever.

My phone is dying a little more every day. I can’t make or receive phone calls or texts and data anything doesn’t work. I can only use it when I’m home and connected to wifi. It turns off randomly. Freezes. Even when at home, it can take forever for it to do anything. Battery life is an hour at rest if I’m lucky.

My mom’s car is busted. That was our only source of transportation and now that’s gone. We can’t afford to fix it. The closest bus stop is 5 miles away on the highway with no sidewalks. I can’t walk there bc I have nerve damage so severe that I’m on meds galore and still can’t walk longer than 15 minutes. And sometimes the pain is so bad that I can’t walk at all.

I have nothing in my name other than debt. What are these bill collectors going to take away from me? I don’t have wages to garnish. What do they want? I have nothing to give them. If I could dissect this tumour myself, I would maybe sell it to science or some weirdo on Craigslist. That could make some money, maybe.

Nothing is right or even close to it. Even if after 4 years of unemployment someone does want to hire me or even interview me, how would I get there? How do they call me? Even that doesn’t work out right.

I’m stuck and I need help getting unstuck. I’m so embarrassed to even be asking, but I really don’t know what else to do.

If you can find it in your heart to maybe throw a few bucks my way, I’d be so insanely and forever grateful. Maybe you can pass this along to a friend?

Thank you.

Peace and Pistachios,

Heba

xoxo

 

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Dabke 101 – Learn How To Dance Dabke #InternationalDanceDay

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Samir-BW-Dabke“To all people who want to learn Dabke, Have you ever wondered what may be holding you back from learning and being great at Dabke?  From being confident and joining in the fun at weddings and parties?  Are you ready to let loose and really enjoy yourself? Are you ready to learn Dabke that connects you with your culture, your friends and your family?  Are you ready to learn Dabke that will get you attention from a potential husband or wife? Maybe the attention of a group of guys or girls? If so, then you have come to the right place… My name is Samir Hasan, and with the help of my student Youssef,  I am here to help you!  Here is the thing…Training dozens of people to do Dabke and personally performing in hundreds of shows has given me a rare insight into how to perform and teach Dabke moves from many countries including Palestine, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and the Gulf.  I’m about to share with you some common errors along with my collection of Dabke moves I’ve called “Dabke101″ which I think are necessary for people to know if you are attending any Arab Wedding or Party.  LET ME TEACH YOU HOW TO DABKE!  On this very page you are reading at this very moment, I’m going to reveal to you the most efficient teaching methods for quickly learning Dabke while training in your own home at your own pace! WARNING: There are no pills or potions and this will take some hard work, so if you’re looking for a magic-fix then you’ve landed on the wrong site.  But if you are looking to have great fun, learn all sorts of Dabke steps, moves and routines from someone who has spent 15+ years in the industry then you’ve come to the right place. 

The Problem: Limited Time + Lack of Teachers

Let’s face it, like most other people you’ve looked around on the Internet, you’ve looked for clubs to join, you’ve looked for books and you might have even tried to YouTube it…There is nothing worth while out there.  If you’re lucky enough to find a teacher you have to make time to travel to their studio or pay lots of money for each session.  If you tried to form a group you deal with people not taking it seriously and missing classes.  If you’re really lucky and you find a group, they’re usually too advanced and you stand there with a puzzled look on your face trying to keep up!  Waste of time and STRESS! Let me ask you this… If you did find some videos on the Internet, who would you rather learn from?  An average guy who knows a few moves or a teacher who has done Dabke in front of International leaders and has taught countless numbers of people?! If you said “the teacher”, you’ve nailed it! Let’s say you got really lucky and you found a skilled Dabke dancer by chance.  If they don’t know how to teach you properly then you’ll both just waste your own time.  They also wont have any type of planned step by step structure that slowly teaches you and improves your Dabke skills even if you’ve never danced Dabke before…ever!

The Truth: There is Nowhere to Learn Dabke

The truth is that most of the great routines you find online and see at weddings take time and are taught personally from one person to another.  People don’t have tie time to learn or even teach these days especially if you’ve got a job, school or family to manage like the rest of us. Reality is your only chance to learn Dabke is a few hours every once in a while when you go to a wedding.  Here is what normally happens at weddings:  You get intimidated and go to the end of the line where people are doing the same old two step move.  You stay there and watch in awe as the guys at the front of the line jump around in laughter and fun.  You wish you were able to join in.  You should be at the front of the line! Imagine how proud your family and friends would be of you!  Imagine all the attention you will get from your friends and even the opposite sex!  Imagine the confidence! Imagine the fun…imagine!  Join me and turn your dream, your imagination into reality.

 

The Solution: Learning Directly From a Teacher on Your Own Time

Let me ask you another couple of questions…

  • Are you the go-to coach for Dabke in your City?
  • Have you trained dozens of dancers for shows all the way to dancing for the President of France?
  • Have you spent all of your spare time over the last 10+ years researching, attending workshops, dancing in shows and teaching people Dabke?

I have

And when you put that kind of dedication – that kind of passion – into developing and testing your moves, routines and teaching methods, you truly gain an incredible understanding of what is needed for people to learn Dabke and maybe more importantly, what must be left out, saving your time, energy and money.”

The Big Book Of Home Remedies (view mobile)

The Big Book Of Home Remedies Is The Ultimate Ebook Of Home Remedies And Natural Cures For An A To Z Index Of Over One Hundred Common Health Conditions
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A Fit and Healthy Life the Natural Way

“The Big Book of Home Remedies”

 

A Complete A-Z Guide with nearly 2000 Homemade Natural

Remedies for your Ailments Now and the Future!

 

 

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Common Ailments

Asthma: Page 22

Pink Eye: Page 90

Hair Growth: Page 107

Urinary Infection: Page 237

Sore Throat: Page 221

Hyper Tension: Page 124

This is an encyclopedia of Natural Homemade Remedies. You can get on track to a healthier fulfilling life regardless of any little illness and do so naturally. Natural homemade health remedies are exactly what they state, natural remedies to make you feel better. Apart from leaving you feeling healthier and fitter, they are cheaper than a Doctor’s fee.

 

 

 

Here is…

 

The Big Book of Home Remedies

 

with nearly 2000 Homemade Natural Remedies

for your ailments now and for the future!

 

Natural homemade health remedies are exactly what they state,

natural remedies to make you feel better. Apart from leaving you

feeling healthier and fitter, they are cheaper than a Doctor’s fee.

 

 

So here is what is in the book…

 

-Nearly 2000 Natural Health Remedies.

-A-Z of Conditions covered for nearly every

single ailment you could think of.

-Every condition comes with a natural solution.

-Images to match your condition.

-Remedies to match and cure your condition.

-And just for good measure, I have given you some over

the counter remedies. Just for the sake of fairness.

 

This is an encyclopedia of Natural Homemade Remedies and will allow

you to swiftly get back to full fitness in light of any little illness and

do so the natural, quick way without synthetic pain

killers or anything that disables your day.

 

 

Why Natural Remedies?

 

 

That question can be asked all day long by people who want to put their

faith in the pharmaceutical industry. But the truth is, even health care

professionals trust Natural Remedies.

 

If you’re skeptical let’s look at the

facts on Natural Remedies…

 

-Natural Remedies have been the main medicine in China

for over 2500 years, take a look at Acupuncture.

-25% of prescribed drugs contain natural remedies in the USA.

-In Germany a third of Medical Doctors have studied natural drugs.

-Natural remedies are FDA approved otherwise they would not

be able to be sold across the USA or worldwide for that matter.

 

Natural Remedies are not something that which is a quirk or a trend,

they are sincerely part of the healthcare process. They are simply

not full of unnatural chemicals that may alter your body.

Know What You Have and How To Cure It In Seconds!

Speculating about a sickness, ailments or even just the symptoms

can be hard work…guess work. But, with

 

 

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You have the opportunity to find out straight

away what you have and how to deal with it!

 

“The Big Book of Home Remedies” explains to you over 100

illnesses in depth and tells you more importantly how you

could start to feel healthy again with remedies in

Natural Health that are unique but proven.

 

Just Think…

 

Recognize when you are ill without any expense of going back and

forth from the Doctor’s. Have information at your fingertips which

will help you operate all day every day to the

benefit of your job, children and family.

 

-You will be able to find a natural healthy proven remedy.

-You will know which remedy will cure you quickly.

-You will not be full of chemicals that slow you down.

-You will not be full of feeling of numbness or other side-effects

that prescribed drugs often give you.

 

Having an A-Z of Natural Health remedies that even tells you

or confirms your illness and symptoms will only allow

you to recover quickly and sooner.

 

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Reboot For The Worn Out Professional

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Does What It Says On The Tin. In These Challenging Times, Your Customers Are Under Pressure In Every Part Of Their Life. Help Them Restore Their Energies And Enthusiasm Whenever They Want To With This Unique Three Step Reboot Programme.

How to Re-energise Your Drive in Three Simple Steps…

Your ready-made, tried-and-tested toolkit to recover your passion and energy AT YOUR OWN PACE

Dear fellow Professional,

My name is Steve Corkhill and in the next few minutes I’m going to show you how, no matter how worn out you may feel right now, you can reboot your energy and enthusiasm to achieve completely new levels.

It happens to all high performers at some time or other

Even experts with great attitudes – the real professionals of this world – have times when life gets really hard. As a professional you stick at it because your livelihood depends on your reputation and your reputation depends on keeping high standards. Yet the demands on you to deliver more and better are relentless and exhausting and can take you to places where you don’t want to be.

Like many others I ‘hit the wall’ when I was least expecting it. It made me feel frightened and destabilised. Moreover I noticed other professionals around me going through a similar experience yet reluctant to admit it. Unwittingly, we were all running the very real risk of destroying our reputations, health and of course our finances simply because we were worn out and hadn’t acknowledged it.

If your batteries are running down, your energy, passion or interest will be fading. Every day you are giving of yourself and your life energy, and if you don’t know how to recharge you end up like a dead battery. That will be reflected in the quality of your work and your attitude. Others – clients and colleagues – will notice.

It doesn’t have to be like this…

If your computer acted like you feel, you’d hit the reset button and reboot because you know that clears away the excess junk and restores a steady state. The same can apply to you. Simply reboot.

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Rediscover your Monday smile

Instead of living with increasing stress and your  mind filled with clutter and ‘noise’, it is perfectly possible to wake up again on Mondays with a smile and in control of your life.

Extensive research has revealed proven steps and techniques to help the worn out professional. I have taken the very best of these and created a unique three step reboot programme that fits the working pattern of all busy professionals.

Having this powerful, flexible toolkit readily available has completely changed my outlook and my life. I believe it will change yours, too.

When I recognised what was happening to me I sought practical, realistic answers; solutions that met my needs and fitted into my professional life rather than requiring me to fit in with them. It quickly became clear that most of the available advice was insufficient. Every expert opinion I found was often contradicted by another expert arguing the opposite.

Like many professionals, I enjoy getting to the bottom of things, so I spent literally hundreds of hours and a great deal of money scouring the internet, books and articles. I tested new and innovative ideas and rediscovered older, highly effective strategies that seemed to have got lost in the noise of the new.

Above all I was looking for easy, workable ways to get the result I was after. I had to sift through a large amount of bizarre and frankly loopy information to find the absolute gems that worked to restore my drive and my life.

Regain the bounce you’ve lost

The result is a life-changing three-step programme that is ‘Reboot for the Worn Out Professional’. It will restore your inner knowledge and equip you with tools and techniques that will re-energise and enthuse you at a pace that you completely control. Restore the thrill and excitement of working to high standards, whenever you want to.

As a professional, your mindset is your income – your life. There can be no better way of improving your circumstances than getting your head right.

The impact of being worn out can be massive. It’s not just money you may be losing, but credibility.

Discover

  • A programme to provide you maximum output for minimum input
  • Over 30 powerful ‘Quick Wins’. Potent techniques to generate energy quickly and naturally
  • Techniques to clear the clutter and noise that can be used time and again
  • The fascinating psychology and neurology behind feeling good
  • A unique programme modelled on the way a computer reboots

The value of a proven toolkit

It’s all too easy for clients to lose confidence in you. Once you lose trust in the mind of your clients the cost in time and effort to recover it is enormous. The chances are high you may never regain it. All too often, once your credibility goes, so does the client. Reputational impact is something that terrifies all major organisations with good reason and they spend millions to prevent it happening.

Setting aside the enormous impacts on your health, we all know the cost of feeling and operating below par. What’s your professional rate of pay – $50 an hour? $100? $200? $500? More? The cost of losing a week or more income just because you don’t have the means on hand to turn around a dip can be enormous.

When people get into this desperate state of mind many sign up for personal improvement programmes – sometimes on the other side of the world – at a cost of upwards of $10,000 for a 48 hour pick-me-up that they hope will provide a long-term solution. The reality is they often forget the content within a week of returning to their routine. That’s not unusual – it’s perfectly normal human behaviour. You may have been down this road.

Too many professionals head for therapy. How much is a therapy session nowadays? I looked it up – anywhere between $100 and $300 for one hour. And how many of those sessions will it take to get you back on your feet? Here’s an idea from the Royal College of Psychiatrists website: “if you have individual CBT you will usually meet with a therapist for between 5 and 20, weekly, or fortnightly sessions. Each session will last between 30 and 60 minutes.” That’s a lot of money. And time.

Others will sit and spend hundreds of hours searching the internet, only to discover that the experts seem to contradict each other. They only find that out once they have spent those hours and thousands of dollars in their search. I know. I’ve been there.

In “Reboot for the Worn Out Professional” the hard work has been done for you. My initial motive was to do it for me – to save my life balance, my professionalism…my sanity. The results have been invaluable, life-changing. In only a short time I re-established my balance with clients, friends and family and was back on form. It wasn’t long before colleagues were asking how I’d turned things around. Some had observed my slide and loss of enthusiasm and now noticed my return to energy and equilibrium. They wanted to do this too. Above all, I began to wake up happy on Mondays again. And that’s a priceless feeling.

I have already been asked to consider building a full course around these techniques. The nature of courses is that they are more expensive than a book. A lot more expensive. Over $297 is typical.

For the moment, ‘Reboot for The Worn Out Professional’ remains as a downloadable e-book priced at only £6.59 (US approximately $9.99).

Over the years you have invested a lot of time and effort to get where you are today. Don’t let your feelings power you down when you can harness and control them instead.

What I Learned From Criminal Minds #bingewatching #criminalminds

So I recently finished up my binge watching of Criminal Minds. Yup, that’s right. I have watched every single episode to date of 11 seasons. And here is what I learned from it all:

  1. Don’t be mean to people because they could be a serial killer.
  2. Don’t think in the box. Always think outside the box
  3. Don’t get into a box willingly
  4. Don’t google anything you don’t want Penelope Garcia to see.
  5. There is no such thing as secrecy.
  6. Don’t go anywhere near a gun shop
  7. Don’t go on vacation alone
  8. Don’t go on vacation with your family
  9. Don’t get involved with the mob, mafia or any other organized crime
  10. Don’t join a cult
  11. Don’t go skydiving
  12. Don’t hide from CCTV
  13. Don’t take LSD
  14. Don’t leave your drinks unattended
  15. Don’t take a taxi
  16. Don’t breathe in toxic or poisoned air
  17. Don’t join a killing pack
  18. Don’t get in strange cars
  19. Don’t trust anyone
  20. Don’t get married
  21. Don’t read fairy tales to your kids
  22. Don’t hire a hitman
  23. Don’t use public transportation
  24. Don’t reject anyone
  25. Don’t be a street artist
  26. Don’t join an experimental community
  27. Don’t use a ride-share service
  28. Don’t get kidnapped
  29. Don’t end a relationship
  30. Don’t leave your children unattended
  31. Don’t go to war
  32. Don’t get PTSD
  33. Don’t make personal connections
  34. Don’t get shot
  35. Don’t seek revenge
  36. Don’t auction children off
  37. Don’t avoid dealing with personal issues
  38. Don’t make decisions that will mess up your career
  39. Don’t answer your cell phone
  40. Don’t avoid answering your cell phone
  41. Don’t go to pep rallies
  42. Don’t make abrupt departures
  43. Don’t read science fiction
  44. Don’t be a prostitute
  45. Don’t get involved in politics
  46. Don’t piss off your supervisor
  47. Don’t question things
  48. Don’t discount multiple personality disorders
  49. Don’t prank Morgan or Reid
  50. Don’t question Reid’s knowledge
  51. Don’t torture people
  52. Don’t drug people
  53. Don’t kill people
  54. Don’t have a troubled childhood
  55. Don’t struggle
  56. Don’t become addicted to drugs
  57. Don’t become an alcoholic
  58. Don’t become homeless
  59. Don’t rape people
  60. Don’t be a radical environmentalist
  61. Don’t go hunting
  62. Don’t go to parties
  63. Don’t go camping
  64. Don’t go into the mountains
  65. Don’t go into the woods
  66. Don’t use religion as an excuse
  67. Don’t go to a small college
  68. Don’t go to a big college
  69. Don’t walk alone at night
  70. Don’t walk alone in the day
  71. Don’t go to public places
  72. Don’t be a vigilante
  73. Don’t dream
  74. Don’t join a gang
  75. Don’t commit crimes
  76. Don’t witness a crime
  77. Don’t impede a federal investigation
  78. Don’t boost your public image
  79. Don’t post everything on social media
  80. Don’t be vain
  81. Don’t empathise with suspects
  82. Don’t travel as a couple
  83. Don’t stay in a cabin
  84. Don’t live in the middle of nowhere
  85. Don’t own guns
  86. Don’t antagonize others
  87. Don’t be a police officer
  88. Don’t be an FBI Agent
  89. Don’t be blonde
  90. Don’t get into car accidents
  91. Don’t get in the way of road rage
  92. Don’t belittle others
  93. Don’t kidnap people
  94. Don’t hire a psychic
  95. Don’t be an over enthusiastic criminology student
  96. Don’t investigate crimes on your own
  97. Don’t talk to high class call-girls
  98. Don’t set fire to others
  99. Don’t go on spring break
  100. Don’t confront others
  101. Don’t be a woman
  102. Don’t come in contact with anthrax
  103. Don’t feed people to pigs
  104. Don’t perform medical experiments
  105. Don’t have a breakdown
  106. Don’t go to a pharmacy
  107. Don’t go to a bank
  108. Don’t trust a judge
  109. Don’t impregnate women unwillingly
  110. Don’t sell babies
  111. Don’t have an alter ego
  112. Don’t be a psycho
  113. Don’t be a soul sucking journalist
  114. Don’t have your home invaded
  115. Don’t escape custody
  116. Don’t go on a killing spree
  117. Don’t yell at others
  118. Don’t play an online choking game
  119. Don’t be a trigger
  120. Don’t spiral out of control
  121. Don’t be a con artist
  122. Don’t sell drugs
  123. Don’t be part of a pyramid scheme
  124. Don’t be a pillar in the community
  125. Don’t be a trucker
  126. Don’t have daddy issues
  127. Don’t have mommy issues
  128. Don’t illegally cross the border
  129. Don’t legally cross the border
  130. Don’t post videos online
  131. Don’t talk to anyone online
  132. Don’t meet people online
  133. Don’t stick around during a heatwave
  134. Don’t be taken hostage
  135. Don’t be racist
  136. Don’t be sexist
  137. Don’t be an accomplice
  138. Don’t mysteriously vanish
  139. Don’t make deals with others
  140. Don’t go out on Halloween
  141. Don’t tell anyone anything about you or your life
  142. Don’t order takeout delivery from the same restaurant repeatedly
  143. Don’t let anyone into your house
  144. Don’t have headaches
  145. Don’t ignore doctor’s orders
  146. Don’t be unusual
  147. Don’t hire a self-motivational coach
  148. Don’t act suspicious
  149. Don’t target victims
  150. Don’t fake your own death
  151. Don’t die
  152. Don’t have a secret life
  153. Don’t become injured
  154. Don’t trust anyone, ever
  155. Don’t let human traffickers know you are a cop
  156. Don’t trust human traffickers
  157. Don’t bully others
  158. Don’t take credit for someone else’s work
  159. Don’t get a brain injury
  160. Don’t go to a lake
  161. Don’t send your kids to a military academy
  162. Don’t join the boxing scene
  163. Don’t join an underground fighting ring
  164. Don’t imitate the Zodiac killer
  165. Don’t romanticize killers
  166. Don’t snub old friends
  167. Don’t play the piano
  168. Don’t gamble
  169. Don’t be superstitious
  170. Don’t be too friendly
  171. Don’t fail
  172. Don’t wander the desert
  173. Don’t sleep
  174. Don’t stop at rest stops
  175. Don’t worship the devil
  176. Don’t purchase real estate
  177. Don’t be a real estate agent
  178. Don’t lie
  179. Don’t test others
  180. Don’t have a phone
  181. Don’t kill animals
  182. Don’t be a student
  183. Don’t meet face-to-face
  184. Don’t replicate crimes
  185. Don’t have an identity crisis
  186. Don’t fall in love
  187. Don’t be a pedophile
  188. Don’t be a nanny
  189. Don’t overdose on E
  190. Don’t go for a run
  191. Don’t do step aerobics in your house
  192. Don’t take away your kid’s dolls
  193. Don’t be an awful parent
  194. Don’t emulate movies
  195. Don’t become estranged from others
  196. Don’t get too close to others
  197. Don’t be violent
  198. Don’t believe in segregation
  199. Don’t be a bigot
  200. Don’t be a homophobe
  201. Don’t retire
  202. Don’t work
  203. Don’t become unemployed
  204. Don’t go on secret missions
  205. Don’t go to therapy
  206. Don’t avoid going to therapy
  207. Don’t hire a babysitter
  208. Don’t be a babysitter
  209. Don’t engage in family feuds
  210. Don’t obsess over Greek mythology
  211. Don’t get shot
  212. Don’t engage in crossfire
  213. Don’t steal
  214. Don’t suffer a family tragedy
  215. Don’t be delusional
  216. Don’t suffer from an obsessive skin disorder
  217. Don’t suppress feelings
  218. Don’t be a highly-regarded attorney
  219. Don’t have uncontrollable urges
  220. Don’t be a loner
  221. Don’t be anti-social
  222. Don’t be charismatic
  223. Don’t be confident
  224. Don’t be insecure
  225. Don’t commemorate anniversaries
  226. Don’t ignore anniversaries
  227. Don’t build a bomb
  228. Don’t abuse others
  229. Don’t talk to inmates
  230. Don’t ignore inmates
  231. Don’t make political enemies
  232. Don’t respond to others
  233. Don’t avoid responding to others
  234. Don’t uncover secrets
  235. Don’t control people’s minds
  236. Don’t believe in monsters
  237. Don’t be a teenager
  238. Don’t be a kid
  239. Don’t be an adult
  240. Don’t be in the wrong place at the right time
  241. Don’t leave the house
  242. Don’t stay at home
  243. Don’t think about anything
  244. Don’t even think about thinking about anything
  245. Just don’t

Really… Don’t! Everyone, everywhere is a serial killer, mass murderer, rapist or pedophile.

That’s what I learned.

 

Child Custody Evaluation And Mediation Preparation

This Handbook Was Designed To Prepare You Quickly And Effectively For Family Court Services (fcs), Child Custody Mediation, And/or Child Custody Evaluations. This Valuable Information Will Help Secure The Best Possible Future For You And Your Children.

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Welcome to Child Custody Evaluation & Mediation Preparation…

If you have taken the time to search for information on this topic you are obviously going through a child custody situation or anticipating going through this in the near future. The process of going through Family Court Services (FCS) and child custody mediation/evaluation can be a daunting task and will have major implications on the future of you and your family.

They will make decisions for your family that determine how and when you will interact with your child…

This e-book is designed to help you prepare well for the evaluation.

Over 30 years combined experience performing child custody evaluations and preparing clients who are facing an impending custody evaluation/mediation. They have collaborated to produce an informative e-book that will help you prepare for the mediation process and allow you to secure the best possible future for you and your family.

This handbook was designed to prepare you quickly and effectively for Family Court Services (FCS), child custody mediation, and/or child custody evaluations. It is not intended to serve as an exhaustive approach for these situations since most people do not have the time, inclination, or resources to become the perfect candidate. You can benefit significantly and immediately from the use of a few simple tools such as a basic orientation, an organizer, and a check list. If you do not have the time or the money for what’s known as a “private preparation,” this handbook is for you.

We want you to succeed in obtaining the best possible outcome for your children!

The goal is to effectively prepare your presentation for Family Court Services (FCS), child custody mediation, or the child custody evaluation so that the mental health professional’s (MHP’s) assessment of you is more accurate. This handbook will provide you with a series of recommendations that are easy to implement and utilize without bogging you down with unnecessary information. Improve your ability to present yourself well in these situations, as they are crucial to your success in obtaining the best possible outcome for your children.

Any mom or dad would greatly benefit by the information contained in this handbook. It is easy to read and includes ideas that I would never have thought of on my own. I feel I have gained a good understanding of what is expected of me in the mediation process. I’m not as apprehensive as I was since I’ve read this handbook – it’s like having a mentor with me every step of the way. – Kim, CA (mother of three)

What do you think about the most?

What do you think about the most?

This is the worst question to ask someone with ADHD. It is like a party in my head. So for an hour, I made a vague note of every weird thing I thought about and here it is:

  • Taking a shower
  • Psoriasis
  • Back pain
  • Menstruation
  • Cleaning
  • Organizing
  • Split ends
  • Nail Polish
  • Kitty scratches
  • Acupuncture
  • Gardening
  • Criminal Minds
  • Money
  • Windstorms
  • Liver dinner
  • Blackheads
  • Cat hair
  • Broken mirrors
  • Dessert
  • Chicken
  • Rejection
  • Fat
  • Writing
  • Sugar cravings
  • Empire
  • Soldiers
  • Coupons
  • Language
  • Crackle
  • Moms
  • Eye color
  • Grandmothers
  • Love
  • Death
  • Lists
  • Crying
  • Family structure
  • Vet visits
  • News
  • Driving
  • Chicago
  • Police Brutality
  • Coffee
  • Math
  • Psychosis
  • Salad
  • Olive Oil
  • Trump
  • Elections
  • Messages
  • Calligraphy
  • Failure
  • God

You see how exhausting it is to be in my brain? All of these topics, thoughts, questions and debates entered my mind in under an hour. Trying to get any one thing done about one singular topic is the most difficult thing for me.

I can’t even imagine what a list of things I think about all day would look like. Or long it would be.

Even while writing this post, I have already given thought to about 15 different subjects.

This is my life…

 

Transnational Hebrew- Language Limbo

David Crystal’s three stages of endangered languages, while broad is also constraining. The first stage is the imposed language stage in which, for top down or bottom up reasons, a group becomes pressured into using the new dominant language. [1] While in stage two, argued as the best chance for progress and language preservation to be made, an emerging bilingualism takes place. [2] The new language is used efficiently, while the old language is used competently [3]— ideally coexisting and complementing each other without confrontation.[4] The third stage consists of a newer generation identifying with the new language and the emergence of family dialects.[5]

This, however, fails to mention or go into greater detail that in the same way a dominated language can be influenced by a dominant language; a dominated language can influence a dominant language. In the case of Israel, Hebrew and Arabic are both considered their official languages, conversely, Arabic is arguably a victim of “language murder” [6][7] as some employers ban Arabic from being used by their staff,[8] a college has banned the use of Arabic[9] and the use of Arabic in public can lead to accosting by the police or receiving other forms of verbal and physical violence, as well. [10]This being a rather top down occurrence with bottom up qualities,[11] as Palestinian youth in Israel do use Hebrew to “show off”[12], but Modern Israeli Hebrew exhibits more of a bottom up system as certain Arabic phraseology and terms become increasingly adopted into Hebrew. Modern Hebrew is a reflection of various ethnic communities contributing to its formation.

While Arabic is by no means an endangered language, it is used significantly less in official settings. Crystal’s third stage hardly seems relevant to the question of Israel or Modern Israeli Hebrew, as the Palestinian population living in Israel has not exhibited the third stage of Crystal’s model, en masse, but they have undergone the first and second stages. Nevertheless, Palestinians living in Israel have adopted quite a bit of Hebrew phraseology in their day-to-day speech, in the same way Hebrew has adopted Arabic terminology into their language. If the dominated language, Arabic, has filtered through and is being used to an extent by the dominant language, Hebrew, then the dominated language, Arabic, has found a new form of existing.  It cannot be considered language death if even the smallest of phrases is still used, nor would it be considered a living language, but rather a language in limbo.

Modern Israeli Hebrew is not only deeply affected by Arabic, but also by Yiddish, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Amharic, Tagalog, Thai and others, all spoken by significant immigrant populations in Israel. Adapting these languages into Modern Israeli Hebrew does not make Hebrew any less Hebrew, nor does it threaten national unity.[13] Oppositely, the assimilation of all these languages into Hebrew creates a new language, specific to the needs that suit the Israeli-transnational identity, in which one can pick and choose how the Hebrew language reflects the ever-evolving social and political needs of the population.

[1] David Crystal, Language Death, p. 78-79

[2] David Crystal, Language Death, p. 80

[3] David Crystal, Language Death, p. 78-89

[4] David Crystal, Language Death, p. 81

[5] David Crystal, Language Death, p. 78-89

[6] David Crystal, Language Death, p.86

[7] Ali Jabareen, Language Policy and the Status of Arabic in Israel, p. 34, http://www.qsm.ac.il/asdarat/jamiea/9/3–ali%20jabareen.pdf

[8] Conal Urquhart, McDonald’s bans Arabic, The Guardian, 11 March 2004, http://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/mar/11/israel

[9] Or Kashti, Private Israeli college forbids teachers from speaking Arabic to students, 24 July 2013, http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/.premium-1.537770

[10] Isabel Kershner, Young Israelis Held in Attack on Arabs, The New York Times, 20 August 2012, http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/21/world/middleeast/7-israelis-held-in-attack-on-palestinians-in-jerusalem.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

[11] David Crystal, Language Death, p. 78

[12] Ali Jabareen, Language Policy and the Status of Arabic in Israel, p. 32, http://www.qsm.ac.il/asdarat/jamiea/9/3–ali%20jabareen.pdf

[13] David Crystal, Language Death, p. 83

Who was the last person you ate dinner with?

Who was the last person you ate dinner with?

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Family meals are such a funny thing these days. As a kid we always ate dinner together as a family. We also had a family brunch every Saturday and Sunday. As we got older and people’s schedules became more hectic things changed and fluctuated, but we managed to still have a family dinner more nights than not.

These days, I suppose it all depends on what mood everyone is in and what each of us is up to. Sometimes we all eat together. Other times we all eat separately. Somedays a couple of us eat together why the other one does their thing.

I don’t really know people, particularly young adults, who have regular family dinners anymore. I can see why parents get so emotional when their kids go to university. Once the kids leave for college, the chances of having regular family meals, even after leaving university, go down significantly.