Monday, October 30, 2017

TouchPoints™ Review .@ilovetouchpoint #TouchPoints

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How do they work?
Two TouchPoints™ devices can be worn on your wrists, held, or clipped to clothing.

TouchPoints™ uses Bi-Lateral Alternating Stimulation Tactile (BLAST) technologytransferring alternating vibrations to alter the body’s Fight, Flight or Freeze (F3) response to stress and anxiety and to restore homeostatic nervous system functioning, allowing you to think clearly and experience calm.

I received complimentary product.


Single Person TouchPoints™ kits include the following:

One set of TouchPoints™ (2 individual devices to be worn on each side of the body)
Clips to attach TouchPoints™ to pockets, sock, or shoes
Couplers to attach watchbands and charging cables

Cassandra's  Review- I wish I would have received the actual wristband that these could easily be worn on my wrist or for my child, so that it was easier to try out. They can clip onto socks etc, with the provided clips.   It feels like vibration and can change in speeds.  I actually have children with special needs and one in particular whom I thought this would be great for. 

 I tried this and the result was that the vibrating which is similar to a phone on your pocket on vibrate, but on each side of your body kept my teen focused on the sensation and not on anything else, so the whole 30 seconds was me being told that it vibrates and makes noise and it feels weird. So did it actually calm or give focus or help with sleep?  

For my family it did not and at first it was incredibly hard to get it to even sync up.  I guess every person is different so I would have to say based on your need or your child's needs, this may or may not actually work.  If you have a child that will focus only on the device and nothing else is that better than them actually doing what they need to?  If they are so busy worrying about the sound and movement of the vibration will it help them to relax?  This is all going to have to be decided by the individual.  

I also tried this and could feel the vibrating even in my teeth which caused kind of a numbness.  I was not as bothered by the sensations or non ease of clipping them or keeping them secure, but I also was kind of more focused on the vibrations to really feel improvement.  Maybe that is what it is supposed to do.  

The Nightlift Bra Review

A Unique Holiday Gift! Give yourself the gift of naturally lifted breasts in just 3 weeks without surgery, by sleeping nightly wearing The Nightlift Bra. Created by top Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Randal Haworth MD, the groundbreaking,  super comfortable NightLift® bra ($99 retail) is perfect for all women with no time or inclination for breast surgery. Recently featured on the Rachael Ray show it is specifically designed to lift and protect the breasts during sleep and is wireless with 270° support that actually works.

The Nightlift bra is the only product to receive two patents for its unique composition and is about to receive a third. It is no wonder that the NightLift® bra has become a favorite of everyone from Halle Berry to Chelsea Handler, Lisa Rinna, Tori Spelling and more. Take a look at the latest on the site: .

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review-  If you can sleep with a more of a strapped in feel with the added snug hold on your body, this may help you to lift, but I am not sure how well it will work on super low hanging or already super drooped figures.  

It will definitely keep everything in its place and like I said very still. It may take some time to get used to at night, but It doesn't look bad under a shirt for daytime wear if for some reason you need to go out.   I enjoy the color and style as well as the NO underwire! 

Happy Mail by Eunice Moyle Review

Happy Mail Keep in touch with cool & stylish handmade snail mail!
Happy Mail by Eunice Moyle, Sabrina Moyle and Alex Bronstad
Keep in touch with cool & stylish handmade snail mail!
Author: Eunice Moyle
Author: Sabrina Moyle
Author: Alex Bronstad
Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781633223677
Publisher: Walter Foster Jr.

It’s more than just writing, it’s an art! Hand-lettering is easy to dive into, even for new artists, and Happy Mail is here to take your DIY projects to the next level!

Guided by the lettering artists behind the Hello!Lucky letterpress greeting cards, you will learn the basics of how to create beautiful hand-lettered designs and how to apply your hand-lettering skills to creating beautiful cards, stationery, envelopes, and more. Happy Mail introduces a variety of lettering styles, including the basics of brush calligraphy, and the basics of writing and mailing letters the old-fashioned way. Once you learn and practice several different lettering styles, follow along with the simple step-by-step projects to create beautiful, personalized, and hand-written letters, cards, and envelopes to share with your loved ones.

Includes more than 40 perforated cards and stationery designs as a fun bonus! Simply tear out, decorate, and mail your masterpieces to family and friends. 

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- Tips, Tricks and lots of fun for any age.  I think younger kids would really enjoy learning with the easy to understand book, especially if you take the time to have some fun with them. 

The Art of the Moulin Rouge Book Review

On-Sale Date: August 8, 2017
$17.95 US · $23.95 CAN · 112 pages · Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781633223653
Walter Foster Publishing, an imprint of The Quarto Group
 The Art of the Moulin Rouge
Welcome to the rich and storied world of the Moulin Rouge. Experience its art like never before with The Art of the Moulin Rouge.

Through the ages, artists of all kinds have been attracted to the vibrancy and vivacity of the Moulin Rouge. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec found inspiration in the Cancan and the impertinence of La Belle Epoque or “The Beautiful Era” that was late 19th-Century Paris. During the 1920s, Mistinguett, the “Queen of the Dance Hall” played muse to the young sketcher Gesmar.

Since then, artists have continued to produce hundreds of paintings, prints, posters, and drawings that capture life as a performer in one of the most iconic venues in the world. Fans of Toulouse-Lautrec and the Moulin Rouge will enjoy The Art of the Moulin Rouge.

Filled with coloring pages, dot-to-dot puzzles, and color-by-number templates based on the theatre’s most famous posters and program art, coloring enthusiasts will enjoy adding their own unique spin to these legendary and symbolic works of post-impressionism.

Following a brief introduction to color theory and ideas for working in different color mediums, present-day artists will embark on a creative journey through time to celebrate the lush lifestyles that epitomize Parisian culture as seen through the portals of the storied Moulin Rouge. Thirty full-color Moulin Rouge postcards are also included in this beautiful book.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- So beautiful you do not want to rip out the pages, for the postcards or really even write in it, however it is fun for any age to enjoy.  Each page is printed on a good thick paper and the postcards can even be mailed out.

4 Effective Tips to Help Parents Keep Their Cool During Meltdowns

4 Effective Tips to Keep Your Cool During Meltdowns and Defiance
By Faith Collins

Connecting in a warm, loving way to your children when they act out takes tremendous patience. But research shows that parents who have high levels of warmth and connection along with high expectations are the most likely to end up with happy, well-adjusted children.

Unfortunately, this can be easier said than done. In dealing with real children, in real life, it often seems like we have to choose: Do we maintain our connection, or do we enforce that boundary? If you’re a parent who is committed to respectful parenting, how do you maintain those boundaries when your toddlers and preschool-aged children push back?

Maintaining high levels of warmth while setting expectations and following through is critical because it supports children in learning that all-important skill of self-regulation.Children with higher levels of self-regulation at age four are more likely to do better decades later in their careers, relationships and personal lives.

Apply these four tips to respond to meltdowns and defiance without losing your own cool.

1. Set boundaries earlier. Permissive parents are often uncomfortable setting firm expectations and doing what’s needed to help their child follow through. But such follow through is exactly what their relationship needs, and is often what children are asking for with their extreme behavior. Children need you to be the loving authority, where you guide, correct and help them with warmth and compassion. When you wait until you’re at the end of your rope to finally lay down the law, chances are that you’ll do it in a way that’s punitive and disconnecting.

Children are just learning to manage emotions like disappointment and anger; you can only support them in this process when you aren’t flooded yourself. Set that firm boundary as soon as you start to feel annoyed, and then you can respond with compassion when your child gets upset. Allow the feelings, be empathetic and then help your child learn to move on.

2. Extend “olive branches” of connection. When you ask your child to do something and are met with defiance, the first step is to make a connection. Does your child need a hug, a joke or to run down the hall and back before she’s ready to do what you’ve asked? Try being silly before becoming stern. This will help you manage your own level of arousal and, who knows, your child may respond with delight. If your attempts at connection are rebuffed, help your child do what you’ve asked in a calm, matter-of-fact way. Every 30-90 seconds, extend an olive branch to see if your child is ready to reconnect. Sing a little song, tell a little story or try a gentle touch. If she rejects the olive branch, go back to being calm and matter-of-fact.

Once children realize things are going to progress whether they go along happily or not, they’ll often choose to do them the more enjoyable way. When children choose to make the best of things, they’re practicing managing their level of emotional arousal -- an important aspect of self-regulation. However, children can only do this if we adults manage our own annoyance and offer connection.

3. Side-step anger. Many times anger stems from baggage from the past. Perhaps you were once bullied, and when you see your preschooler push another child and laugh when he cries, your brain rolls out a future in which your child goes through life bullying others. While it would be nice if we could just put our parenting on hold for a few years of therapy, this isn’t practical. Instead, learn to side-step your anger. Ask, “What am I afraid of when he does that?” Thank your reptile brain for bringing up this possibility, and then consciously list other possibilities: Perhaps he needs more positive attention or more social tools. Perhaps he recently dropped afternoon naps and that time of day is challenging.

Come up with a plan of action. Set your phone alarm for every hour and take two or three minutes to really connect. Tell stories of people being kind, generous and inclusive, and give him some phrases to use instead of pushing. Set up calming activities for the late afternoon, like a sink of warm, soapy water and some dishes or water toys. If you calmly and consistently correct the misbehavior, the behavior will stop.

4. Restore the connection. Despite our best intentions, sometimes we don’t handle things as well as we’d like. Perhaps your child was defiant and you lost your cool by yelling or punishing. When that happens, some repair work is needed once things calm down. If things were only somewhat bad, you can let your child know that the incident can be put behind you and things can return to normal. You might say, “Whew! I’m so glad that’s over!” as you exaggeratedly collapse into a chair. Then have a snuggle, tell a story or engage in some fun physical play. Once giggles flow again, the connection is restored.

But if the episode was a full-on power struggle, it’s important to reassure your child in an age-appropriate way. This doesn’t mean abject apologies and wallowing in your guilt. It might start with, “Wow, I was really mad, wasn’t I? I’m learning to keep my temper just like you. I’m done being mad now.” Then, in addition to reconnecting, take some time to think about how you’ll react differently in the future. How can you take a moment to connect before asking your child to do this same thing? How can you make the activity itself more enjoyable? Could you skip it altogether? One thing that’s wonderful about parenting is that you’ll always have an opportunity to try again.

Faith Collins is a parenting coach, public speaker and classroom teacher dedicated to supporting relationships with the young children in our lives. Her new book, Joyful Toddlers and Preschoolers: Create a Life that You and Your Child Both Love (Hohm Press, Oct. 1, 2017) guides parents in forming mutually responsive parent-toddler relationships. She lives in Denver, Colorado, with her husband and young daughter, where she runs outdoor parent-child classes in her Play Garden, and is Co-Director of the Rocky Mountain LifeWays Training.

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I received complimentary product.

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Safer LockTM,  the 4-digit combination locking medication bottle manufactured by Gatekeeper Innovation, is honored to receive a rare endorsement from the California Narcotic Officers’ Association (CNOA). This endorsement is just the second in the organization’s 53-year history. Safer Lock is designed to prevent unauthorized access to prescription medication, protecting patients from diversion and minimizing the potential for misuse and abuse.

Safer Lock is a patented 4-digit combination locking cap that is sold with the Safer Lock bottle or can retrofit many existing pharmaceutical vials used in pharmacies today. Patients create and set their personal combination from 10,000 possibilities, which can only be changed when it’s on its current, correct combination.  Safer Lock will only open when it’s on the correct combination, which keeps non-patients from pilfering medication without detection. Safer Lock is headquartered in Sacramento, California.
I received complimentary product.  

Talisman Of El $50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Giveaway

Talisman Of El by Al Stone Series: T.O.E. Trilogy, Book 1 Author: Al Stone Genre: YA Fantasy Publisher: Centrinian WHAT IF YOUR WHOLE LIFE WAS A LIE? One Planet. Two Worlds. Population: Human … 7 billion. Others … unknown. When 14-year-old Charlie Blake wakes up sweating and gasping for air in the middle of the night, he knows it is happening again. This time he witnesses a brutal murder. He’s afraid to tell anyone. No one would believe him… because it was a dream. Just like the one he had four years ago – the day before his dad died. Charlie doesn’t know why this is happening. He would give anything to have an ordinary life. The problem: he doesn’t belong in the world he knows as home. He belongs with the others.  
On Sale for $0.99 for a limited time on Amazon!

  Praise for the Book: "If there was ever a book series to rival Harry Potter, then Talisman Of El is definitely the one." - The Queen Of Teen Fiction "This is a one of a kind novel." - Reflections Of A Bookworm "All I have to say is that it has been a long time since I read a book in just one day." - Myth, Goodreads "Talisman Of El is part fantasy, part mythology and pure adventure." - Tina, Winter Haven Books      
Other Books in the Series Blackout (T.O.E. Trilogy, Book 2 ) Ground Zero (T.O.E. Trilogy, Book 3)
Author Al Stone Al Stone is the author of the YA fantasy trilogy T.O.E. After graduating with a BA in Film & Television, Al had worked in the television industry for a short period before a disabling injury caused her to turn her hand to storytelling. Talisman Of El is her debut novel. The sequels Blackout and Ground Zero are currently available for sale. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys going to the movies, listening to music and travelling. At present, she lives in England, United Kingdom with her family.
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