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Mankind’s Greatest Quotes

pq-featuredDo you think quotes can influence daily decisions? Can they offer us guidance? Do people just read them and forget them, or do you have certain ones you have framed on your wall? Written on post-it notes and stuck to the fridge or the bathroom mirror? I think we all have favorites. One of mine is "Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve". This was written by Napoleon Hill.

Even George Carlin, who is best noted for some really crude comedy, had several memorable quotes. One of my favorites was "A house is just a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get more stuff."

Patty and Jonathan Crowe have published a book titled Mankind's Greatest Quotes. I'm not sure how they determined these quotes are the greatest, but they certainly are inspirational. They say:

Throughout the ages, man has been engaged upon a quest for knowledge. Generation upon generation of man have endeavored to discover the truths which make man honorable and life worth living. In that same tradition of humanity, the greatest of these philosophers have sought as well to pass along what wisdom they have discovered that others may live a happier life and that mankind's chances for survival be enhanced. This book contains 2500 years of man's greatest wisdom, passed on in that same tradition of humanity that others may share in that wisdom.

If you're new to be fifty plus and alone, you might find it beneficial to have a book handy with some positive motivational quotes that you can refer to on occasion. This book is being offered for free today as part of an Amazon promotion, so I would urge you to click here and download it now while you can. After this promotion the regular cost of the book will be back up to $11.95.

With all the negative things happening, with the GMO Protection Act, and corruption running rampant in the government -- it bring to mind another favorite George Carlin quote: "By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth."

Sometimes it certainly seems this way, but Mankind's Greatest Quotes seems to contain a lot of wisdom... so words can also be used to reveal the truth.

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Superfoods for Enhanced Libido

want-it-featuredLook, you're over fifty -- it's time someone had "the" sex talk with you...

Some foods that can increase your libido include: celery, raw oysters, bananas, avocado, nuts, mangoes, peaches, strawberries, eggs, liver, figs, garlic, pumpkin and chocolate. And, in Karen Groves new book, she claims you can eat your way to great sex. It covers a natural solution to problems associated with your libido.

Just because you've taken the pledge to be 50+ and alone, it doesn't mean that for the next fifty years you need to practice abstinence in your sex life. Still, many people at this age find they don't have the same desire as they did when they were younger. A lot of reasons could be at the root cause. Even stress can cause it. If you want to keep active, you might want to have a look at her new book. It's called, Eat Your Way to Great Sex -- Enjoy Superfoods for Enhanced Libido: Desire, Fertility, Energy, Erectile Function and Great Orgasms.

Karen says:

"Because statistics worldwide show that more and more people are starting to experience problems with sex drive and sexual performance. Some of these statistics are reviewed in the Foreword to this book. There are a number of factors that may be causing these problems with libido, and what you eat is one of them. The declining quality of our food supplies is very concerning, and so the Introduction takes a brief look at our food supplies and points out the importance of consuming organic natural food for libido and health, versus the mass-produced food."

It's understood that some people may have medical problems or psychological problems that affect their libido. In fact, even some medications can decrease your natural drive. You should always consult with medical professionals before you try and diagnose the problem yourself. Eating the wrong food can be the culprit too. Here is a list of foods that will kill your sex drive:

  • Brands of Kellogg cereals
  • Gin and tonics
  • Saltpeter
  • Soy
  • Mints
  • Cilantro
  • Graham crackers
  • Okra
  • Too much Licorice
  • Tuna noodle casserole
  • Granola

If you need more information why these create problems you can find it here. But again, the reason why you may have a decreased libido doesn't necessarily have to do with food. Just being out of shape or leading an un-healthy lifestyle can be the deciding factor.

You will see one of the foods mentioned in Eat Your Way to Great Sex is celery.  Alan Hirsch, M.D., author of Scentsational Sex says:

"When you chew a stalk of celery, you release androstenone and androstenol odor molecules into your mouth. They then travel up the back of your throat to your nose.  Once there, the pheromones boost your arousal, turning you on and causing your body to send off scents and signals that make you more desirable to women."

Now, doesn't that just make you want to whip it out? Um... the celery, I mean....

In Eat Your Way to Great Sex, after a brief chapter on ‘What is Libido?’ individual chapters are devoted to:

• Superfoods for Stimulating Desire
• Superfoods for Boosting Energy
• Superfoods for Boosting Fertility
• Superfoods for Good Erectile Function
• Superfoods for Great Orgasms

Each of these chapters starts with a list of foods you should avoid; mood-killing foods, foods that don’t energize, foods that can cause low fertility and problems in pregnancy, foods that can cause problems with erectile function, and foods that can cause orgasms to fizzle and fail.

Superfoods that you should include in your diet for great sex are then described in these chapters.

Tanya, who provided a review of the book says:

"This is a great book if you want to know all the right foods to, and not to, eat in order to perk up your sexual desires! As a women in the stage of perimenopause, reading this book was of great help to me since my libido has taken a sever nose dive. I have taken much of the advice outlined in the book and found that it really helped! This is a total kindle keeper!"

The book usually sells for $4.88, but because it's featured as an Amazon promotion for today, you can get it free. Click here to get your copy now, and learn how to rejuvenate your sex drive.

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Backbone Power The Science of Saying No

grow-one-featuredHave you ever said 'yes', when you wanted to say 'no'? You're not alone. A lot of people do this, and often the situation is different every time. For example: It's a hot afternoon and your skinny best friend implores you to go to the ice-cream bar, because she doesn't have anyone else to go with right then, and you're struggling with your weight. You try to say no, but you end up saying yes. Of course this is only one example...

Are we pre-programmed to say yes? Dr. Anne Brown believes we are. She says, that from the time we are very little:  "Initially, that world consists of our immediate family, and as children, we do our damnedest to make sense of it. We observe, listen, adapt, and then accommodate."

Of course we aren't children any longer. We have the option of saying no. We just need to "grow a backbone".

One time when I was looking for a car to buy, I was at a dealership and was convinced by two sale people to take a particular car out for a test drive. I did, and then when I returned to the lot they tried to convince me to buy it. Many of you will know just how convincing some of these guys can be, but I was double-teamed on this one. I had to be quite stern with them. I said, "I'm not interested in this car. I don't like it. I don't like the way it feels on the highway, I don't like the color, I don't like the interior, and I don't like the look of it". About this time, they realized they would not be selling me this car. But they would have sent me home with it if they could have.

Let's look at some of the common things many people say yes to, and then later regret it.

  • Yes to sex with the ex
  • Yes to paying for things we can’t afford
  • Yes to things we know feel good at the time and cost us our self-esteem later
  • Yes to numbing ourselves with food, alcohol, and drugs
  • Yes to sex to be liked
  • Yes to being sweet to parents and step-parents who treat us poorly
  • Yes to abusive bosses
  • Yes to our friends partying at our house when our parents are away
  • Yes to sex that teenage partners want from us because we think we will be more popular
  • Yes to unfair salaries
  • Yes to “putting up with” and “doing more than others”
  • Yes to any request from anyone because we want to avoid conflict

Dr. Brown is a graduate of the University of Virginia, BS in Nursing, Boston University, MS in Psychiatric-Mental Health in Nursing; and International University, PhD in Addiction Studies. In her book, Backbone Power The Science of Saying No, she says, "When we meet the unhealthy, toxic people of the world, we need to say No to allowing them access to us. When people try to brainwash us with lies, we need to have the tools to say No to their brainwashing." Which is exactly what her book teaches. It offers an insight into waking up, making the decision to set an intention, and accept the challenge of learning to say NO which means YES for you. As you begin practicing your own self-care and gaining inner peace, you will come to the realization that you are the priority. Developing a backbone takes awareness, courage, and inner strength. It is a process. Dr. Brown takes you step by step through this journey.

This is an especially a good read for any of you who are new to being single again.  Without a partner you need to learn to stand up for yourself. In fact, you may need to learn how to stand up against your ex partner. Maybe, even your boss! If your boss is aware you are single, he/she may require you to put in more over-time at work, to give those who have families more time off. Yes, people are going to try and take advantage of you and you need to learn how to deal with it. You have to learn to say no, because no one else is going to say it for you.

This doesn't mean you have to argue...

In, 2000, my web development business slumped a bit. I had to take a job. My daughter was four years old and it was Christmas time. She was registered in ECS at her day-care facility and the Christmas concert  was going to be her first time on stage. So I told my supervisor that I would be leaving early on Friday afternoon so I could attend. He said, "I can't spare you. And I need you to work some overtime on Friday. Sorry, Steve"

On Friday I left at 2:30 pm, so I could go to the Christmas concert. I showed up for work my usual time on Monday. Nothing was ever said about me leaving early. I hadn't disobeyed him. I control my time and what I will do with it. When I informed him I would be leaving early on Friday, I wasn't asking for permission. There was no need to argue with him. It wasn't a lack of respect for him; I had promised my daughter I would be there.

Backbone Power The Science of Saying No is being offered free today as part of an Amazon promotion. If you get click her to download it now, you're be saving yourself $17.39. If you're flying solo these days, you need to be in control of the flight or else you're sure to wind up off-course.

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Over forty reasons not to get married

40-reasons-featuredI'm sure if you're over fifty and alone again, you could quite possibly  think of lots of reasons to never get married again.  Did you ever consider writing down all of the reasons? Kate Papas did. In fact, she published a book titled Married or... merry: The International Greek Book of Marriage, or 40+1 Reasons Not to Get Married. It's a hilarious look at all of the reasons she can think of, why you should never marry. I realize, this comes a little too late for most of us, but you don't have to make the same mistake twice, like I did. I'm afraid I'm a slow learner. Although I do learn by mistakes... after I've made the same one a few times....

Kate asks, "What are the ingredients of a marriage? Pure love? Free sex? Nice home cooked food? Children playing around? Then, what about mother- in- laws, divorce, hatred and alimony? In my opinion, in Greece and all over the world, marriage is a mystery and -even worse -- 'the secret to a happy marriage remains a secret…'"

It isn't a fair world. If you ask some couples, who appear happily married, what their secret is, most times they can't tell you. Or if they know you and your situation, they like to go off on some philosophical rant that ends with you feeling like a fool. Maybe sometimes, it's better not to ask. But, if there was one consistent truth behind the whole ordeal, you would likely have to pay a high price for it. And of course, you pay to get married too.

One of the reasons she speaks can be likened to Siamese twins. Often one partner of the marriage will feel suffocated, and complain their partner is too clingy. Although funny to think of, it makes it hard for some couples to have outside interests; the clingy partner demands the presence of the other, at all times. Granted, some couples can learn to be happy this way, but other times it can lead to resentment. It's like eating chocolate. It's all sweet and good at first, but a steady diet of it will make you sick.

The Kindle version of the  book is being offered for free today as part of an Amazon promotion. Click here to download it now and save yourself $7.99. I'm sure you will agree that once you have read through it, you will be appreciating your independence, even if newly found. And, if you have some additional great reasons for getting married, you're welcome to add them in the comments section below.

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Help for the guitar playing forum

be-guitar-featuredIn case you missed it, my hobby is playing the guitar. And a lot of us, who are over fifty, take up new hobbies. Especially if we are newly single again and have extra time on their hands. I met a gentleman who didn't take up the guitar until he was over seventy, and by the end of the first year, to hear him play you would have thought he had been playing for years.

You also may have seen, the forum I have setup on this site for guitar players. There is, at the time of writing this article, 70 posts in the forum, and most of them are video tutorials. I think this makes it a pretty easy way to learn some new techniques and theory, but if you find you're struggling with some of this stuff, since most of it is for intermediate or advanced level guitar players, there is a Kindle book that is free today to help bring you up to speed, so you can get more out of the video tutorials in the forum.

The book is Guitar Scales Handbook: A Step-By-Step, 100-Lesson Guide to Scales, Music Theory, and Fretboard Theory (Book & Videos). The book is written by Damon Ferrante. He is a composer, guitarist, and music writer with 30 music books and scores in print. He has had performances at Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, and throughout the US and Europe. The book is being offered for free today as part of an Amazon promotion.

The book is organized in a 100-lesson format that takes you step by step through scales, the notes on the guitar neck, intervals, and music theory. Each lesson builds on the next and the book is designed for beginners through advanced / virtuoso guitarists.

This New Edition includes 1 1/2 Hours of Free Streaming Videos! The video lessons cover  guitar technique, music theory, guitar licks and solos, how to play scales, Jam Tracks, and developing good practice goals.

Before you get too carried away with the modes, you should see post-1870. I think Steve Krenz gives a better explanation of modes, the best ones to use, and where to use them. But download the book now while it's free. Within the next day or so the price will be back up to $13.95. Mind you, if you have to pay for it later, the cost of the book is less than one guitar lesson you would pay for, if you had an instructor off-line.

If you don’t want to miss any of these posts: on the right-hand side of the blog is a place where you can enter your email address, and I’ll send you any new posts by email. You’re not going to get spammed — I respect your privacy. All you will get is the new posts only. Note: any posts that contain video or other website technologies won’t be available in the email version of the posts.

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