Life without a purpose

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The greatest tragedy in life is not death, but a life without a purpose. – Dr. Myles Munroe

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Sugar Cane For Breakfast

I’ll be the first to admit that even for a tropical island girl, I am a little off beat! For some reason I decided to enjoy this Sugar Cane for Breakfast.

Of course these babies grow here in paradise. Sugar for breakfast you might ask? Even I was surprised about the benefits of drinking this diabetic friendly drink. Benefits I found on Indobase are listed below. Hop over to the nutritional facts at Nutrition Base.

Health Benefits of Ganne ka ras (Cane Juice) by Indobase

 Sugar Cane

  • Cane juice contains no simple sugars; hence, it can be enjoyed by diabetics without any compromise with the health. Regular consumption of cane juice not only results in stable glucose levels but also helps in losing weight.
  • Cane juice contains sugar in raw form which is good for health. It contains essential nutrients and minerals, unlike the refined sugar which is devoid of any nutrients and minerals, and can cause health problems in sugar-sensitive people. Contrarily, cane juice is free from such problems.
  • Cane juice helps in the treatment of jaundice, a condition characterized by the yellow pigmentation of the skin and membranes caused due to elevated levels of billirubin in the body fluids and poor liver function. Consuming one glass sugarcane juice mixed with lime provides relief in jaundice and helps in speed recovery.
  • Studies have proved that cane juice, diluted with lime juice and coconut water, greatly helps in burning sensation or dysuria, associated with urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases, kidney stones and prostatitis. Cane juice may be effective in treating scanty urination by promoting clear urine flow and proper kidney function.
  • Studies have proved that regular consumption of cane juice can replace proteins lost during certain febrile disorders, such as fever.
  • It is extremely beneficial during micturation due to high acidity, genorrhoea, enlarged prostate, cyctitis and nepthritis. To extract the best benefits of cane juice, dilute it with lime juice, ginger juice and coconut water.
  • Since cane juice can be easily digested, it provides instant energy to the body and hydrates the body, thereby being extremely helpful in summers. Even though cane juice has high sugar content, it is good for diabetic patients due its low glycemic index.
  • Cane juice is very helpful in preventing and treating sore throat, cold and flu.
  • Due to its alkaline nature, sugarcane juice helps the body in fighting against cancer, especially prostate and breast cancer.
  • Cane juice has the ability of strengthening the stomach, kidneys, heart, eyes, brain and sex organs.
  • Fresh and natural, cane juice is a great alternative for aerated drinks and cola which contain artificial sugars.
  • Cane juice contains several essential nutrients, such as calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium and phosphorous, which are necessary for the normal functioning of the body.

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Until next time! -Teish

Post Hurricane Joaquin Freeport Bahamas Update & Hurricane Relief Grand Bahama

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Here’s my post hurricane update: It’s been sunny skies from the day Joaquin came near my particular island up until the day it left. It passed on the side of us. I’m so grateful! We’ve had more than our share in the past. Right now I’m arranging to help others who haven’t been so fortunate. A couple other islands are completely devastated. Some people are left with only the clothes they had on their backs. I know what it’s like and I am now supporting the Hurricane Joaquin Relief Project. Thanks for your concerns!

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Drop off all donations to Hurricane Relief Grand Bahama:

Control Chemicals (Old ice cream place on Queen’s Hwy) – Has the Containers Ready to load up with donated goods. Below is an idea of what is needed most in terms of donations.

I applaud the team of volunteers who were able to assist with packaging the donations at Control Chemicals. More volunteers are needed. More items are needed especially water, food, building supplies and cleaning products.

What to donate:

Time

Money

& items listed in the photo below:

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Photo by Sharon T

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Hurricane Joaquin strong as Hurricance Andrew and Hurricane Katrina

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Just thought it would make sense to take a look at some strong storms that have similar origins and appear to be capable of similar levels of impact. Kindly review the information and videos below about Hurricane Joaquin, Hurricane Andrew and Hurricane Katrina.

Hurricane Katrina, the 2005 storm was similar to Hurricane Joaquin and I say this because it was one of the most devastating storms in the last decade. Ironically, its path is not very different from that of Joaquin.

Remembering Hurricane Katrina:

NEW ORLEANS - AUGUST 29: A woman is taken ashore after being trapped in her home in high water in Orleans parish the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina August 30, 2005 in New Orleans. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NEW ORLEANS – AUGUST 29: A woman is taken ashore after being trapped in her home in high water in Orleans parish the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina August 30, 2005 in New Orleans. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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AUG. 31, 2005 | NEW ORLEANS, LA. | BY MARIO TAMA : GETTY IMAGES

AUG. 31, 2005 | NEW ORLEANS, LA. | BY MARIO TAMA : GETTY IMAGES




Hurricane Andrew

Hurricane Andrew imprinted itself in our hearts and minds in 1992. It is already 23 years later. Similar to Hurricane Joaquin, Andrew was also a category 4 Hurricane for sometime before it eventually intensified into a category 5 hurricane. Andrew’s winds were up to 175 mph.

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Hundreds of thousands of South Floridians were homeless due to the impact of Hurricane Andrew.

Read more facts about hurricane Andrew here on Huffington’s post.

The Calm Before the Storm – hurricane joaquin is almost here

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The calm came right before the storm. Hurricane Joaquin is travelling and I decided to take a stroll along the beach yesterday. I saw some unusual activity in the water as I sat on the shore. First I saw fish swimming rapidly, then I glimpsed a few of them swimming sideways. After a long time gazing at the open water. A white fin surfaced and then a couple more came up. It was a shark family. Don’t ask me what those are called. There’s a big difference between a beach bum and a deep sea diver!

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A few sharks were swimming extremely close to the shore. Even as a Bahamas local it was unusual for me to see. It seemed as if they were hanging out as far away from the traveling storm as possible.

The beach was beautiful yesterday also, because of the sharky visit, I am just happy I didn’t bother to pack my swim suit for this beach trip – more like a beach drive (as most beaches are barely 10 minutes away).

On a more serious note I really hope people are preparing for this storm.

If you live in an area that will experience the bands of this storm please prepare. It is much stronger than Katrina and the others that made it to the US. To all of my Bahamian and American friends please stay safe, do not take this storm lightly. It is better to be safe and over prepared than caught off guard. Be safe.

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Hope you enjoyed my shots of the calm before the storm.

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Lord of the Rings Monopoly game

The classical Monopoly game became so popular over the years that a number of exciting editions spun off as a result of its success. There is new edition of the traditional monopoly game, Lord of The Rings Trilogy Edition. This new version of the game has a number of new spins and modifications. In this game, you travel through the Middle- East and claim territories and power as you go along. The player with the most power at the end of this game wins. Lord of the Rings Monopoly has a set of special rules that makes it different from the traditional game.Once you open the box, a lot of differences would become more apparent. This Middle-Earth game has surely replaced the traditional properties. Lord of the Rings has some six (6) figures as playing pieces including Aragorn, Frodo, Gimli, Gandalf, Legolas and Galadriel. Instead of the traditional monopoly playing cards there are People- and Adventure-Cards. One of your more sightings would be beholding the Power/s or the currency of the game. Another thing that would stand out is the fact that there are no train stations but legendary Horses took its place. Where did the hotels go? Oh, about the hotels, well there is good news and bad news. The good news is there are cool castles and fortresses instead of houses and hotels. The bad news however, there is no bad news! Well, there is one more thing that you should know about those old power plants. Well, the Wizards Gandalf and Saruman act as their replacements. Other neat pieces that come with the game include special dice and a ring!

You would be happy to stumble on the more familiar parts of the game, consisting of the GO, Free Parking and Jail spaces. Additionally, Lord of the Rings locations such as Isengard, Helm’s Deep and Weathertop are also on the board.

When the game starts, One Ring should be placed at the space of Bag End (the first property). Every time a player rolls an Eye of Sauron on one of the dice while rolling for his movement, the One Ring will be moved around the gameboard to the next property which has not yet been bought. It is not until the One Ring has been moved, that the player will be allowed to progress his playing piece.

If a player lands on the property which contains the One Ring, he may take it for free, once it does not  have an owner. If it has an owner, then the player will have to pay double rent for landing on that space.

The game ends once the One Ring has reached Mount Doom, the last and most expensive property on the board. When this happens, each player has to calculate the value of his acquired wealth (Power) and the game will be won by the wealthiest (most powerful) player.

You are a Lord of the Rings fan right? Embracing the exciting changes of the old Monopoly in the form of the Lord of the Rings Monopoly should be a piece of cake!

The graphical design of the game is exceptional and fans of the movie should love this game. You have to see this adventurous beautifully designed game for yourself. Lord of the Rings Monopoly game will make a great gift for a friend.

How should you start using Keywords and Google Adwords

Speak to any real SEO professional about their work, and you would be likely to hear them sing words such as: “Keywords” and “Google Adwords,” almost simultaneously. As a novice or intermediate SEO worker it is vital to know more about those two words. When you plan, prevent, price, pinpoint, practice and proof your keywords and Google Adwords you would be off to a great start!

PLAN

A few hours of planning can save you months of work and lots of money. It is important to plan to prevent working on all the wrong keywords. As with anything you do, “when you fail to plan you are planning to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin

Purchasing Google ads gives you the competitive advantage of being able to know exactly what keywords can bring traffic to your website. Using Google AdWords or Microsoft’s adCenter can help you to do just that! You can find coupons for either site online.

PREVENT

Expect the unexpected. Whether you are a pro lacking basic principals or a novice seeking useful advice prevention is key. Too many times SEO pros find themselves repeating this mistake: the mistake of overdoing and under planning – resulting in drowning. Prevent yourself from going under water. Avoid processing more keywords than you really need. When you are eating to gain muscles there are certain foods and vitamins you ought to eat and also avoid. You would need lots of protein and foods that prevents muscle & bone loss. Similarly, in SEO you would want to focus on key ingredients. In this case the key ingredients would be the keywords that are most relevant to your client when setting up their Google Adword campaign. It is completely useless, needless to say costly to plunge into the deep waters of SEO. So, instead of over nourishing your campaign by feeding it too many unnecessary general keywords focus on keywords that would prove to be most beneficial. Start by getting your main nutrients. Build your strength with time and patience. Then make your way into the fittest of the SEO world.

PRICE

Price-wise, budgeting is the gateway to a successful Google Adword campaign. Reason being, you would not want to have to go into your pocket to fund a campaign for a client or have to constantly request additional funds to fuel your campaign. Price is everything to your client. Try as hard as you can to keep within their assigned budget.

PINPOINT

When giving your client SEO consultation be sure to let them know the importance of SEO, why rank for certain keywords and also how much funding is ideal. It is better to lose a client because of their lack of interest in paying what is due to you than to run a halfhearted SEO campaign. Be honest about your thoughts and let them know the way to go. Talk about the need for paid search and other SEO procedures. If you are working with a new client it is a good idea to do a bit of test runs using Google Adwords. So make sure include that in your price!

PRACTICE

After trying out some SEO keyword tools, practice your SEO keywords and Google Adwords using similar ad sites. When you get around to using the ad sites you would notice their conversion tools will show you the way to go and what keywords to think about. Their “core” keywords would be the ones with the most transactions and also more expensive. Less inexpensive keywords are the ones that are not bid on as much. Consider using 5-10 keywords testing. However, when it comes to businesses with a good number of products or services you would be forced to use even more keywords. Avoid using markets that are limited in their population. Instead, aim for countries with a substantial amount of people. They make great guinea pigs!

Through your practice runs, trials and errors you would ultimately be able to pinpoint the right keywords to use. Keywords that return the most results for you WIN!

PROOF

Proof your keywords. Sort them in terms of price, value and place. Compare the variations of keywords that have been proven to be worthwhile.  Use variations of the keywords.

That was not so bad right? You’ll look even sharper than before when you take the time to plan, prevent, price, practice and proof your keywords and Google Adwords. Then you can face the world – at least the SEO of World Wide Web!

Is Google Keep a Keeper

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Most people consider me a techie because of my advanced computer skills. Well, even this techie enjoys letting technology work for her! That’s why I decided I decided to share my thoughts on Google Keep. Is Google Keep a Keeper?is google keep a keeper

My Googlieness is off the charts! Yes, you might want to google that word…My view on Google in general may be very bias. I have used or tried almost all of the online tools created by Google and other international productivity tools. I only use the Google search engine. I’ve converted all of my emails to Gmail. As a self professed Googler, I proudly present how I use and view Google Keep.

When I first started using this note taking tool I started off using it as a replacement for my smartphone notepad. I enjoyed the idea of being able to write notes and see them on any computer later on.

Once notes are created in Google Keep they are stored in the cloud.

Accessible via any computer or mobile device that has the Google Keep app installed.

I am a person who is not afraid to walk around everywhere with a notepad and a pen to take expected and unexpected notes. Note taking on this tool is almost as easy as scribbling something on a piece of paper. But if you have experience with grabbing any loose sheet of paper and scribbling information onto. You may also be able to attest to the fact that random sheets of paper can easily get misplaced, accidentally trashed, or simply forgotten.

Anything written in Google Keep will have a date stamp. For the non-techies, that simply means it would automatically log the date of the last time you wrote or Google Keep Mobile Appedited a particular note.

If you have been following my blog and know about my ability to dig into the past and see what I did on particular days of the year via iDoneThis. You will have an idea of just how much I appreciate this sort of feature.

Another neat thing that I am able to do is capture photos and add them to my notes. As a visual person I fell in love with this. No flimsy notepad has ever had that kind of ability.

There is also a feature on Google Keep that allows audio recording. Audios make great notes for when I am on the go.

Need to make a quick list? There’s an app for that. Fortunately for you if you have downloaded the Google Keep app already it also has the capability to create important lists on the go! I hardly use this feature personally. However, I am sure there are others who can benefit from it a whole lot.

Another feature I enjoyed is the color coded notes. I have been able to sort my thoughts visually by using certain colors for certain types of reminders. I used yellow for call back reminders. Blue for production reminders and green for financial reminders.

It is my hope that you find this information useful. The clouds is  the best place to save important mental notes for business or for leisure. Those are some of the ways I find myself using the Google Keep Website and the app. I look forward to hearing about your thoughts on this tool! Is Google Keep a Keeper?