RIP… Oh, Wait, Nevermind

This woman died and was brought back to life 114 times in just two days! Talk about determination from both parties…

Freaky Phenomena
Back From the Dead for the 114th Time

Romantic Talk
If You Liked It, Then You Should Have Put a Ring on It

Restaurant Job Market
Waitress Speaks Out About the Ins and Outs of the Biz

Insurance Job Market
Even Potholes Can Work for Geico

Engineering Job Market
Engineering Majors Face Positive Job Outlook

Law Enforcement Job Market
Competition is Fierce for Texas Law Enforcement Jobs

Information Technology Job Market
Need IT Career Advice?

Sales Job Market
Sales Tips From a Toddler

And Creative Copy #29 is up; I did a slightly different take on Cinderella.  For #30, I went for something darker and more ambivalent; is the character a crusader for justice or a nutty wackjob? You decide! 🙂

NaPoWriMo, Days 5-7

All of these short poems (mostly haiku poems, really) were inspired by Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones, in which she advises you to:

1. Take a pen and paper
2. Write down 10 nouns you see around you
3. Write a 3-line poem about each thing in 3 minutes

I love doing this exercise and try to do it at least once a month. Sometimes I take the word into a completely different direction! Here are three of these poems I wrote this week for NaPoWriMo.

“Glass”
“Whiteout”
“Ladybug”

Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise

When my daughter and I smudge the house each month, we usually do a blessing about health, wealth, happiness, and love… May the information below help you bring health into your life.

wiseGEEK
What are Meal Replacement Supplements?
What is Goji Juice?
What are Alpha Lipoic Acid Benefits?
What are Lycium Berries?
How Do I Build Lean Muscle?
What is the Importance of Elderly Fitness?
What is the Bartendaz Workout?
What is an Ear Thermometer?
What is a Lacto Vegetarian Diet?

Stop Human Trafficking

I know I say a lot of causes are “near and dear” to my heart, but this one is one of those I think we should all be crusaders against. Slavery is real, alive and thriving as the third largest global industry–and it takes place on our own soil, too. Please take action below and learn all you can as you spread the message to stop human trafficking (kidnapping for slavery).

360 Blog
Stop Human Trafficking Today

Living To Do
Pare Down Your List
Live Like You were Dying

Today’s Special
April Monthly Observances

NaPoWriMo, Days 1-4

All of these poems, written for April’s National Poetry Writing Month, were inspired by the Daisy Yellow April Creative Experiments Challenge. You can find out more about the challenge and take part here. The last two were also sort of inspired by Alice in Wonderland.

“Honeymoon”
“Departures and Arrivals”
“The Stolen Tart”
“A Piggy Bedtime Story”

Prepare Thy Quill

(And get your head out of the gutter!) It’s officially National Poetry Writing Month (among other things)! Have you started writing yet? If not, you might find some of the tips below helpful.

Poetry Talk
Break Out Your Quills for NaPoWriMo

Living to Do
Go Ahead, Grow Those Nails

The Movie Center
How to Train Your Dragon: An Amazing Animated Film

Animal Report
Save the Spirit Bear

The Green Voter’s League
Call on Congress for Healthy Food

Creative Copy Challenge #28 is up, too!

Also, did anyone pull off any stellar Apirl Fool’s Jokes? I tried convincing my husband that there was a raccoon in the kitchen while he was at work; it didn’t work, but I’ll get him next year! As for our daughter, we’re planning a surprise ice cream run after we put her to bed.