Posted in accomplishments, Amazing, baby, cancer, charitable organizations, charity, chemo, children, comfort, commitment, compassion, disease, family, finances, gifts, giving, health, Heart, Heart to heart, help, hospital, hospitals, illness, Impact, kids, making money, medical, medicine, mental and physical health, MONEY, responsibility, sickness, stress, support, Teamwork, trauma, well-being, tagged auction, baby bag, baby chickens, bid, camcer treatments, cancer, cancer support, charity, childhood cancer, childs wooden rocking chair, donations, fabric purse, Facebook, family, financial hardships, fundraising, handsewn purse, hardship, hospital, hospital gown, medical, non- profit organization, sock monkey, stress, swaddling blanket, Team Keegan, tote bag on March 7, 2012|
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It has come to my attention that people will often find themselves doing amazing things after finding themselves in challenging situations. Take for instance this family i know. Their son Keegan had cancer…and life got pretty challenging not only for Keegan but for his whole family. Keegan lives with his parents and he has a younger sibling and an older sibling. Living in a rural area means that when you have cancer treatments you often have to do a lot of traveling to and from bigger cities that have the facilities that you can not necessarily get in your own small town. This not only puts a financial hardship on families but it also creates many opportunities for separation of family members. It is difficult to be able to work a job or two, balance the physical and emotional needs of all the family members and still find the extra energy to take care of yourself. Those are issues this family understands, the stress of it all, as they have been through it themselves.
This particular family has gotten through all of that and they decided, as a family, to give back to others going through similar situations. They were blessed over and over again by friends, family members and even total strangers during all of the trials they faced while going through testing and treatments. They have decided to form a non profit to help others. To get the non profit status, they must raise funds to file all of the necessary paperwork with the state and federal government.
This week they are doing an online auction on their Facebook page Team Keegan If you believe in doing good things, in taking a challenge and using it to bless others…won’t you visit their page and bid on some of their donated items? I believe there are wonderful items such as: a child’s wooden rocking horse, a picture hand-created by Keegan, a sock monkey in a hospital robe, baby chickens, a hand-sewn American made fabric purse, a tote bag with a swaddling blanket and burp rag and a photo package from a local photographer. This is a fundraiser…and they are planning on doing good things to bless other children and their families facing medical challenges.
If you have ever known someone who has faced cancer then you know just how important support can be. Please help this family achieve their dream of becoming a non-profit organization who reaches out to others in need. Thanks for being willing to read this far. Now won’t you go visit their page at Team Keegan ?
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Posted in Business, career, communication, Creating, culture, Education, entertainment, family, Fun, goals, grandchildren, help, internetmarketing, learning, life, making money at home, marketing, media, news, online traffic, Opportunities, parenting, talent, video editing, tagged family, rendering videos, resizing videos, special effects for videos, teaching videos, titling for videos, video editing, video training tutorials, videos, videos for business, you tube on March 27, 2011|
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It is no secret that video is such an important part of our everyday lives these days. People in their personal lives are shooting videos with their camera phones, their flip cameras and their digital recorders of every size and description. Life is flying by and no-one wants to miss a minute of it. With families spread out over the country…grandmas & grandpas, aunts and uncles, mothers and fathers…and friends can all be a part of those precious moments. That doesn’t even address individuals who use video for business; which increasingly is important to online marketing/advertising and branding.
Businesses who use video to get more online traffic find it to be an effective tool. Visually connecting with your market is one of the best ways to catch your customers interest. In fact, your competitors are probably already using video to their benefit. Therefore, I am sure that you can see the importance of being able to harness the power of video editing.
In fact, video is used for connecting individuals together for business, family and for entertainment. So, it is important to know how to, not only capture those moments on video…but, to be able to know how to edit those videos effectively & professionally; and, to preserve them in formats that are useful to the increasingly technological world that we live in.
Understanding how those cameras work and how to render and upload those videos can appear to be overwhelming. Reading manuals isn’t for everyone…some people learn better from training tutorials…To read more go to: Write Where You Are
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Posted in abuse, anger, Business, children, crime, emotions, family, finances, Frustration, future, government, husband, Impact, kids, law enforcement, leadership, legal, loss, missing, MONEY, news, observations, pain and misery, power, relationships, trust, tagged abuse, Bernie Madoff, Business, business associates, children, crimes, destruction, family, finances, friends, government, guilt, guilty, honesty, innocent, investigation, June, lives, missing money, Ponzi scam, relationships, securities fraud, sentencing, trust, victims, wife on March 19, 2009|
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You know that Bernie Madoff has plead his guilt to the court in the securities fraud case against him, as well as perjury; however, the investigators who are delving into this long -term Ponzi scam are allegedly, having to investigate his business associates, some of his family members, and his tax accountant too. There is so much missing money…that many observers automatically assume that the money has been hidden among those that he has personal relationships with; whether that is true or not, remains to be seen.
It leaves the impression of guilt by association, though this is unfortunate, because many of them may not have had any idea about the fraud that was taking place. I personally doubt whether he advertised the fact of what he was doing, to his friends and family; it isn’t something most people would be proud of. I am thinking about his wife in particular; did she know where the money in their lives came from? She is also allegedly, being investigated; and, unless she had direct involvement in the day-to-day business operations…how would she know what he did while he was at work?
Still, if the money in their accounts is found to be accumulated from the fraud; the government could confiscate it couldn’t they? His own family members could end up being “victims” of his actions, just as well as, those who lost so much financially! Bernie will be sentenced for his crimes in June. What the additional investigation finds, will also determine what happens to the others that are being investigated by their association with Bernie Madoff. Bernie may have plead guilty, but, if this investigation negatively impacts his friends and family…you have to wonder if he will actually feel any guilt!
In this kind of a case, the cloud of suspicion could literally destroy many more lives than those that have already been destroyed. If Bernie Madoff could admit his guilt in court…why can’t he just be honest and tell the investigators where the money is? Maybe if some of the money could be found…maybe some of the people who were ripped off could get some of their money back. If he is keeping that missing money information to himself…it could destroy those that he supposedly cares about, such as his wife, children, business associates and such. Let the guilty be found out…and the innocent be proven so; still, what if the money is found in their accounts without their having knowledge of the scam?
So many lives have been destroyed by this security fraud…this Ponzi scam this abuse of trust, it is sickening. People have lost so much of their money that they counted on to survive. It makes a person intensely frustrated and angry that Mr. Madoff will be sitting in a prison cell…getting three meals a day and all of his basic needs will be met; while his “victims” future is still up in the air. The levels of trust and responsibility that we put in our leaders is immense and needs honored by meeting those levels of trust and responsibility and exceeding it! This damages everyone’s ability to trust those in authority, who’s decisions affect our lives…has it affected how you trust people?
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Posted in abuse, anger, Business, celebrity, crime, elderly, emotions, family, Fear, finances, Frustration, leadership, legal, life, MONEY, news, observations, pain and misery, power, relationships, sadness, trauma, values, well-being, tagged abuse, ashamed, assets, Bernie Madoff, crime, desperation, family, finances, friends, guilty, investigators, investors, missing money, prison, relationships, restitution, sorry, suffering, United States, victims on March 13, 2009|
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Breaking news today at the hearing for Bernie Madoff, financial investor; Bernie has plead guilty to all of the charges against him in one of the largest investigations ever into a Ponzi scheme which ripped off both celebrities and everyday people alike. Madoff has admitted that he knowingly took money and mis-handled it and lied about it under oath; while actively hiding his activities.
Bernie Madoff made statements to the court that he is sorry, ashamed and acknowledges that he has hurt many people; he admitted his guilt. Those statements are some of the biggest understatements ever made. There are those who have lost their life savings, some who have allegedly committed suicide over their financial situations, others who have need of medical interventions that could save their lives…but now, cannot afford to have done, people who can’t afford to pay their rent/mortgages because of the deliberate actions of Mr. Madoff. (more…)
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Posted in abuse, anger, attitude, birth, celebrity, charity, children, commitment, communication, compassion, control, courage, crime, culture, denial, domestic violence, Education, emotions, Fame, family, Fear, friendship, Frustration, grandchildren, health, Heart, help, Impact, kids, law enforcement, leadership, legal, life, loneliness, loss, love, loyalty, medical, mental and physical health, MONEY, news, observations, opinion, pain and misery, parenting, power, relationships, respect, safety, self doubt, support, teens, trauma, trust, tagged abused, abuser, awakening, beatings, celebrity, child, children, compassion, control, counselors, cycle of abuse, danger, denial, dependency, destroy, domestic abuse, donations, drug/alcohol abuse, Education, embarassment, emotional abuse, escalation, family, Fear, financial, freedom, friend, grandchildren, healthy relationships, help, intervention, intimidation, isolation, job loss, learned behaviors, loyalty, MONEY, neighbor, parent, parenting, parents, patterns of behavior, police, professionals, reasons, relationships, responses, safety, safety plan, secrets, self esteem, sexual abuse, shame, shelters, sibling, skills, support, tax dollars, threatened, Time, treatment, triggers, trust, unhealthy, used cell phones, verbal abuse, victim, violence on March 12, 2009|
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This subject is never a pleasant one. No one likes to acknowledge domestic abuse is a way of life…especially if it is happening within their own life. Unfortunately, domestic abuse happens every day in a multitude of ways. It doesn’t just happen in the lives of the poor, the rich, or the celebrity world; even though, that is often the stories that we hear about…those who are famous. We must awaken to the facts of domestic abuse; it is often learned behaviors that are used to control another person…either with intimidation, physical violence, emotional abuse or sexual abuse.
Domestic abuse is like cancer…it is constantly trying to destroy the people involved. It is a pattern of behavior that affect both the abuser and the person being abused. Many who are being abused do not recognize that what is happening in their lives is actually domestic abuse. The reasons for their lack of understanding, or denial are many. (more…)
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