As you can see, Garland County C.A.R.E.S. is a coalition for the Prevention of substance abuse in Garland County, including underage use of alcohol and other drugs as well as alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes resulting in injury or death.
We are currently engaged in the Community Trials Intervention To Reduce High-Risk Drinking program. This is a multicomponent, community-based program developed to alter the alcohol use patterns and related problems of people of all ages. The… Continue
Added by Garland County C.A.R.E.S. on January 31, 2009 at 11:07am —
Okay, so here it is. My first blog post.
I have a lot of thoughts running through my head (what's new?), but no idea
how exactly to put them into clear, comprehensible sentences. But I will try.
So I started second semester of university, and all I can say it's amazing sometimes how things
shift around. Last semester I was all worried about making friends and getting good grades (which for me at that moment was not failing).
But now, I realize, that those things don't… Continue
Added by Alexandra Yeboah on January 25, 2009 at 8:10am —
Denise arrived in Las Vegas not knowing what to expect, as she was awarded an all expense trip to the Miss America Pagaent for being EMwomen's "EMerge" Woman of the Year in 2008, losing 101.1 pounds after joining EMwomen. We are excited to share her journey with you as she represented EMwomen with such style and beauty.
Day one: She feels like a million bucks! Look at that smile. (Left to right: Staci Wallace (EMwomen Founder), Shawntel Wuerch (Miss America 1996), Denise Gerrich)… Continue
Added by EMwomen on January 25, 2009 at 12:30am —
Do you need to get back in the swing of things with your business after the holidays and not sure where to begin?
Are you feeling stuck on what to do or where to do it?
Well, the first thing I would tell most of you is to get networking! Jump right up from your desk, bring a stack of business cards and attend some events pertinent to your business right off the bat. This is the best way to generate new leads and new contacts; just do it, don’t think about… Continue
Added by Katrina Sawa on January 23, 2009 at 10:30pm —
Best day of the week has to be Friday. For no matter how busy and stressed you still have the whole weekend to look forward to.
Here in Arkansas the sun is shinning and the temp is just right for January. The only way it could be better would be if we were
headed to Tx to see the family or if they were headed this way. Thank God for phones and pics.
Added by Barbara on January 23, 2009 at 11:44am —
We have to all come to understand that great leadership is not reserved for someone who has a title after their name. Real leadership is being a person of influence.
When I began studying on leadership, this fact revolutionized my way of thinking about leadership. When I thought of leadership I thought of those in a position to be leader. The Boss, the pastor, the teacher, the husband......
John C. Maxwell has written a book titled,… Continue
Added by Gina Mahon on January 22, 2009 at 4:30pm —
If you are recently divorced you may still be adjusting to being "single." I have been single for years now. One of the biggest blessings that came from my divorce was going through a Divorce Recovery group. Those of you that have followed my blog Know that I am a BIG fan of Divorce Recovery groups and sound counseling.
The leader of my Divorce Recovery group was also a therapist. I went to one-on-one counseling with her while participating in the Divorce Recovery group. After the… Continue
Added by Shelley Grieser on January 22, 2009 at 1:12pm —
Here are the Top 10 Tips I give small business owners and entrepreneurs on a daily basis when I see them out at networking functions. These 10 things will be the least expensive and probably the most effective forms of marketing that you could do to promote your business.
1. Display your cards at coffee shops, book stores, businesses of people you know, membership stores like Costco and Sam’s Club; all of these are free.
2. Hold an Open House, Ribbon… Continue
Added by Katrina Sawa on January 21, 2009 at 10:20pm —
LET'S REMEMBER TO PULL OTHERS UP ALONG SIDE US, IN FRONT OF US, IN BACK OF US... AS WE TAKE OUR JOURNEY, A JOURNEY WHICH CROSS THE TRAIL OF SO MANY OTHERS.…
Added by THE CONFIDENCE ARCHITECT on January 20, 2009 at 6:31pm —
Written the day before we voted in this year's election:
Okay so here's the deal. The night I watched Barack Obama's DNC Acceptance Speech I realized that it was time for me to "Do Something"!! I have had dreams for years of empowering women/girls and on the day that I heard the following words and watched Obama's speech, I realized that just like Obama, I could do something to make a difference in this world. On that night I heard these words, which struck a cord with… Continue
Added by Kara Norman on January 19, 2009 at 3:32pm —
Enjoy your activities and events that will take a place in history forever.
Always remember that the actual celebration is in the heart of each individuals ...you and me!
Let's embrace this sweet spirit of change in this universe... reach out and pull and push another woman standing across from you, standing behind you as well as in front of you.... promote not… Continue
Added by THE CONFIDENCE ARCHITECT on January 19, 2009 at 1:51pm —
My newest handbag store. It's all about style as a new art form. Fashion meets affordability at my Couture online store, Artisan Handbags and More, I design, make and sell my hand knitted and crocheted handbags. These Handbags have timeless style and are perfect for the lady who wants to be different and support the handmade artisan industry. My bags are not mass produced. Each bag is knitted or crocheted by me with care and attention to detail. All… Continue
Added by Lisa Connor on January 17, 2009 at 5:29pm —
There was a time when I used to be amazed at the number of seemingly grown men who were unwilling to be responsible for their own lives and for those of the families they made. Like everyone else, I’ve seen the increasing dismal statistics of fatherlessness in the American community. I would even go so far as to say there is pandemic manlessness as well. Men in our extended families are also becoming increasingly rare. What seems to be commonplace now are families with lots of women, young… Continue
Added by Deidre Champion Logan on January 16, 2009 at 12:56pm —
In the great mental vacuum of psychobabble and matching talk shows, seems to be an endless string of people from failed relationships asking “why”. “Why didn’t I get my promised phone call?” “Why weren’t they where they said they were going to be?” “Why did they lie to me?” “Why did they cheat on me?” Why, why, why, why!!! These pointless inquiries are usually followed by some mention of “closure” as if having “closure” somehow changes the end results. My question is why ask why?
Added by Deidre Champion Logan on January 16, 2009 at 12:55pm —
What To Do, What To Do?
This question won't be going anywhere any time soon. As long as there are people with rushing hormones, this is going to be an issue. Many will blame the animal in us (particularly men - sorry fellas- smile); others will blame our histories; still others will create their own philosophies.
However, there are some things I have noticed that I don't see anyone else discussing. For example, anatomically speaking, all the reasons that sex is good… Continue
Added by Deidre Champion Logan on January 16, 2009 at 12:54pm —
Lessons For Women
Women have wondered forever what it is about porn that mesmerizes so many men. Some of us have tried to participate with our partners only to find ourselves feeling like Hell afterwards. Others of us have found ways to make it part of our sexual lexicon with mixed results.
Let's face it. Outside of the industry, it is difficult at best for a couple to comfortably fit porn into their relationship. Men, on the other hand, generally have no problem… Continue
Added by Deidre Champion Logan on January 16, 2009 at 12:53pm —
Amnesia is Impossible. Now What?
Hurt feelings happen. Pain is a fact of life. Get used to it. It's not going anywhere. Create a strategy for dealing with it right now and spare yourself years and years of needless pain.
The good news is hurt feelings are not fatal. You don't have to die from your pain. Pain doesn't have to be a lifestyle. Contentment and happiness can be made in spite of it. The real
question is, are you willing to do what it takes to have… Continue
Added by Deidre Champion Logan on January 16, 2009 at 12:53pm —
Like most people, I have often heard the all-too-common refrains, "you can't help who you love"
, "it just happened"
, or "one thing led to another"
. Most often, I hear this from women who are attempting to justify their ill-advised involvement in some situation that has come back to bite them in the behind.
Ladies, I'm about to set you free!! None
of these assessments is accurate. The truth is
- you absolutely, unequivocally "help" who you love; it… Continue
Added by Deidre Champion Logan on January 16, 2009 at 12:52pm —
I watch Oprah a few weeks ago and one thing I remember her saying she was “putting her self back on her to do list”. I got so caught up in building a business, developing a new marriage, that I put myself on the bottom of the list. I quit exercise, stop preparing healthier meals and started eating fast food! Because I stop taking care of me I gain over 30 pound (WOW) just to day that is painful but I am not ashamed! Before the New Year had begun I started getting back in the grove of exercising… Continue
Added by Sheya on January 16, 2009 at 12:08pm —
By now we all know women are world-class consumers, making or influencing 85 percent of all purchases and 91 percent of home purchases. Given these statistics, don’t women deserve a little attention? In the 1970s, women were purchasing with his money. Today she is purchasing with her money. Knowing that, it’s no surprise that women are dramatically changing how products and services are designed and marketed.
At Real Living
, we created the… Continue
Added by Kaira Sturdivant Rouda on January 16, 2009 at 11:17am —