On this Father’s Day, let me just say this… Too often dads get such a bad rap. They didn’t do this when we were growing up, or they did too much of that. Well, I personally think it’s time to lighten up on dads. We know they’re not wired like mothers so why are we trying to compare the two? In doing so, fathers are almost always going to fall short and that’s just not fair. Dads are terrific when left in their own league–left to express themselves in the way they know best. They’re typically not going to...Read More
Who knew humming had such therapeutic attributes? Before I show you how, consider this: All the activities of the brain and the nervous system depend on the full functionality of the lungs. Wow. Have you ever given that much thought to the lungs? I hadn’t until I was forced to when 19 years ago I was diagnosed with a serious autoimmune disorder that affected my lungs. Prior to that, I think–like most people–I took my lungs, and breathing, for granted. It is for this reason, we should make breathing more of a conscious effort and in the process take...Read More
With permission, I'm re-posting this Facebook post a good friend of mine shared while in South America. Adopting a nice custom from Argentina and Uruguay: Yerba Mate tea in a Mate Gourd made from glass and steel and a bombilla (metal straw)! This tea comes from the South American rainforest evergreen holly tree and is great for digestion, energy, mental alertness, and is loaded with vitamins and minerals! It can also improve immune function, aid weight loss, and has anti-cancer compounds! Yerba Mate is said to have the strength of coffee, benefits of herbal tea, and euphoria of chocolate!...Read More
Would you agree we could use more Unity in our society today? Would you agree that Self-Determination leads to creations, inventions? Would you agree that Collective Work & Responsibility improves communities? Would you agree that Cooperative Economics encourages prosperity? Would you agree that having a Purpose is necessary to achieve goals? Would you agree that Creativity is a positive force towards betterment? Would you agree that Faith can move mountains? If you answered “yes” to one or all of the above, then you just ascribed to the principles of Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa is a festive and meaningful holiday we celebrate...Read More
MAGIC. A very appropriate name for the superbly sexy merchandised marketplace recently held in Las Vegas. As a first time attendee, mesmerizing is also an adjective I would use to describe MAGIC 2016, a well-orchestrated tradeshow whose goal is to bring together great brands and retailers twice a year. Here in Las Vegas, it required miles of space in both the Mandalay Bay Convention Center and the Las Vegas Convention Center to showcase so many categories of men’s, women’s, and children’s apparel, as well as accessories, footwear and fashion-related seminars.During my visit, I chose to narrow my focus on the world of denim only, lest I never emerge to see daylight for the entire three-day affair. Even with that single-minded approach, I encountered a sea of blue jean vendors — more than my little legs could take me to.I visited some of the well-known brands that grace the pages of Zappos.com. Names such as Levi’s, Calvin Klein, Dockers, 7 For All Mankind, Paige, Tommy Bahama, Kenneth Cole, Buffalo and Joe’s Jeans have kept our customers both comfortable and trendy for years. I visited European brands, high-end brands, brands with funny names. One conclusion I came to regarding this oh-so-popular item of clothing: Blue jeans are actually their own kind of magic.Think about it. How can one article of clothing be worn so many times without washing and still maintain its freshness? Furthermore, how can it...Read More
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Terri Eileen Liggins is a writer, editor and blogger for a billion dollar online retailer, Zappos, Inc. She is also Founder and Publisher at The Literary Front Publishing Company and Founder at The Law & Raw Institute for Balanced Healthy Living.