Saturday, October 20, 2012

Vacation Where? Vacation What?

Oh thoughts of vacation are swirling in my head.  I am trying to narrow things down. I am thinking about going to Vegas, slots and the Tropicana. I am thinking about a cruise. I am thinking about Jamaica.  I don't know where to start.  I can't get determined on anything, and it is getting late, in the year I mean.

Looking over this year, it has really been a lot of ups and downs for me.  Many things changed, some doors closed, as new ones opened.  I've had plenty of time to reflect on the past and present.  I am excited about the future and what it will  bring. But again as vacation goes, I continue to draw a blank.

Does this mean something?  Well I have talked to friends, but it only gets more confusing, some don't cruise, some want to cruise, no one knows where. They all are talking next year, so that makes me want to just take a quick trip to Vegas now and think about next year's vacation next year.

Actually, I want to see my daughters and their families too, although that is not really a vacation, well I mean close, my younger daughter when I visited her in Texas, it actually was a vacation, she took care of everything, she was entertaining, she took me everywhere, we attended shows, movies, clubs, restaurants, even the casino.  My oldest daughter is soon moving from Illinois to Texas so perhaps I can wait to see them both in a Texas visit.

As much travel as I plan on doing in the future; I need to work at an airport with benefits.  I applied too, you all wish me luck!!

Have you gone on vacation yet?  Where did you go?

Deborah Howell
Better Web Builder

Saturday, September 29, 2012

The List

Please review the list, answer the questions, and let the fun begin!!  (Thanks to cherishing hopes and....)

The List

1. List 20 random facts about yourself.

I am Black. I have two daughters, that are probably African Americans.  I am retired.  I have hypertension. I love casinos. I love to travel.  I love relationships. I love my body.  I love all music. I live in Honolulu. I vote.  I played horse shoes with my father. I pay taxes. I have a great brother-in-law. I eat poke. I miss my friends in Chicago. I have a green thumb when it come to house plants. I am far-sighted.  I prefer to tell the truth. My middle name is Ann.

2. Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears.

I have a fear of dogs, because of signs posted about, "Beware of Dog", I didn't even have to see the dog, just the thought made me afraid.  Fear of any empty body of water, whether a tub, sink, vat, whatever, something has to be in it, a duckie, towel, soap etc.  I don't know the origin of this fear, it has been around forever.  Fear of driving on skyways, just coming upon them looking at the height off the ground is scary for me.  This fear started after, I lost my dad.

3. Describe your relationship with your parents.

This one is a little complicated because I have lost both my parents.  My mom and my relationship with her was one of respect.  I came to believe that regardless to what she said in addition to consistent hovering over us, and the badgering, the countless discussions of one's self worth all just meant how much she loved us and what she wanted for us was the best.  Basically, we grew up not to settle for any less.  I love and dearly miss my mom's calling me at 5:30a.m. just to talk.  I'd always say, "Mom you're waking me up", to which she would respond, Well, I figured I could get you now!! My relationship with my dad did not really develop until after he and my mom divorced.  He was quiet through out the marriage of 25 years.  What I thought about him for 25 years was not true.  I am so glad I got to know my dad at all.  He was kind, funny, hard working, adopted and raised by 2 aunts in Pittsburgh.  I loved that man, and miss him dearly.

4. List 10 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could.

To be more understanding of my parents
Spend more time with my grandmother
Spend more time with my baby sister
Stay more focused in school
Spend more time in the kitchen cooking with my mom
Go fishing with my dad
Start a hobby
Be nicer to myself
Do not worry so much about what others think
Don't use peroxide in your hair

5. What are the 5 things that make you most happy right now?

To travel to Chicago, Vegas, Houston.
To have a good pizza.
To lose 10 pounds
To be rich in love and money
To be healthy

6. What is the hardest thing you have ever experienced?

Losing family members, is the hardest thing I have ever experienced.

7. What is your dream job, and why?

I think my dream job was at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in the French Department.  My boss had the corner office on the 14th floor.  My girlfriend and I would take turns sitting in his chair looking out over the city.

8. What are 5 passions you have?

Oceans and Beaches
The Beauty of Nature
The Innocence of Babies
Art, Movies, and Reading

9. List 10 people who have influenced you and describe how.

Mom and Dad what they taught me of love, grace, strength, and class.  My sister Lorrine influenced me with her grace in the face of the known and unknown, steadfast faith, and love of God forever. Martin Luther King in his speeches and beliefs of the good in all mankind.  Malcolm X for his fire and quest of truth, for seeing the truth and speaking the truth.  Micheal Jackson in his artistry and dance.  John F. Kennedy a great president, one that bought emotions to the White House.  My daughters Corrine and Nancy, one for the love  of her family, and the other for love of her self. Michael Jordan that winning spirit and determination.

10. Describe your most embarrassing moment.
11. Describe 10 pet peeves you have.
12. Describe a typical day in your current life.
13. Describe 5 weaknesses you have.
14. Describe 5 strengths you have.
15. If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
16. What are your 5 greatest accomplishments?
17. What is the thing you most wish you were great at?
18. What has been the most difficult thing you have had to forgive?
19. If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
20. Describe 3 significant memories from your childhood.
21. If you could have one superpower, what would it be and what would you do with it first?
22. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 15 years?
23. List your top 5 hobbies and why you love them.
24. Describe your family dynamic of your childhood vs. your family dynamic now.
25. If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be and what would you eat?
26. What popular notion do you think the world has most wrong?
27. What is your favorite part of your body and why?
28. What is your love language?
29. What do you think people misundertand most about you?
30. List 10 things you would hope to be remembered for.

I am going to answer a question each day.  See my answers and begin yours!!

Thanks for your participation.

Can I know you better?

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Deborah "Nanilima" Howell
Its Hawaiian

Life Busy

Whew, so sorry. Okay, I have recently stayed with a friend for two weeks, while his partner was out of town. I had a spectacular time. Kind of like a vacation actually, he was a perfect host. He and his partner recently purchased a property so the contractors, parts and pieces, shopping, ok's etc. was constant, we went out to eat alot. I tried alot of new places, Pho Bristo in Waipahu, Lucky Belly in China Town, and some fabulous places in Pearl City, and of course Macy's.

 On my part, I started back with the temporary agency and received a great assignment to work with cruise lines, two. The training was great and the management team was the best, and the guests unbelievably kind, gracious and endearing. I was so taken aback by all of this, that I am in the process of getting my passport current and I am going on a cruise. 

 NeriumAD is still the best anti-aging skin care treatment on earth. So if you are looking for healthy, beautiful, youthful looking skin; please come to my website at 

 Look at the video, see the before and after pictures, then you decide. 

 Well, I attended a training session yesterday, with the cruise ship management team and we are working tomorrow ... 

 I miss you guys!!

Deborah "Nanilima" Howell

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Hello Everyone,

I know you can't see me, because I am under this tree.  I am looking up thinking this is nature's shade.  How beautiful is this?  Ever so lightly the yellow petals from the delicate flowers falling to the ground below.  I looked across the way there was another of these trees but, on that tree the flowers were pink.  I don't know what kind of trees these are.  Now, I'd like to know.  Perhaps one of you out there knows.  If you do please tell me.  

I can't tell you how long I sat looking up at this tree, but the longer I sat the more relaxed and unwound I got.  This tree it somehow gave me perspective, order and a realization of the quaint delicacies we hold and or share in balance of our lives.  

What I got out of this experience; live kindly.  Be kind to people, do good, be right, and be humble.  Be on time, leave in time to be on time.  Live in order.  First things first, you know what they are.  Do what you know has to be done, and don't delay.  Live love.  Show love, don't be afraid, or too proud, receive love, let love come into your heart.

Share life, give of yourself, your talent, your opinion, your help.  Understand life.  Be understanding of others you may not know their plight or lot in life nor why they do what they do, and really you don't have to know. Respect life and live respectfully, these two things will see you through most ups and downs in life.

Well, I have to go to the library in search of the name of this tree.  Wish me luck, and until we talk again, I will leave this thought with you.  

When was the last time you looked up under a tree?

Deborah "Nanilima" Howell
Its Hawaiian

Thursday, September 6, 2012

It's Unbelievable

Hello Guys,  keeping it going and moving right along.  It sometimes is not easy, I got a situation going on with a friend, I can't talk about yet, but when I can, it's unbelievable.

Don't forget your NeriumAD for beautiful, youthful looking skin, now that fall is approaching. so is dry skin.  NeriumAD can fix skincare issues.  Watch my videos at:  Nerium International

I am still talking about looking good, feeling good, and knowing you're all good! I'm on an appointment roll. This week it is the periodontist, last week it was the dentist, and Friday it is another mystery shop.  This makes two.  I told you, I would tell you about the first one.  Okay, I tried to look cute, I had my lines all together, and was 5 minutes early for the appointment.  I met with the .. I want to say "mark" as I cannot give to much away.  She was very nice. I stuck to my lines, she paid me a really, really great compliment, the rest of the meeting went on without a glitch.  I thanked her and she me for meeting with her.

I talked with my employer several days later as we went over my report and she basically said, "great job", go on now and do as many as I can schedule in a week. Yay!  So, God is good, God is good!

I am working on trying to spruce up my blog too; I want better pictures for you guys, so I have taken three pictures and please let me know what you think?

The first picture is a sunset on the beach in Waikiki. I love to see sunsets.

The second is picture is of the kitchen area, I like the coloring, or lack there of...

And finally, this is a picture of everything I bought for dinner from a local farmer's market.  Everything was so good and fresh, the pineapple was so sweet and delicious...

I am going to continue to use pictures I take more.  And I have some other things in mind also.  But for now, I hope you all are doing well.  Stay positive and upbeat, and I will talk with you later.

Deborah "Nanilima" Howell
Its Hawaiian

Friday, August 31, 2012

There is Good News

Well finally I went to the dentist.  The dentist office I chose to go to is not open on Thursday nor Saturday; that in itself made it difficult for me to go because previously I worked from Monday through Friday, 9 -5, so there was no time to go to the dentist and not much else.

Well of course, I am done with that 9-5 world; so I can now take some time to take care of myself.  Several months ago, I needed an emergency dental procedure and came to this office, and the manner of the dentist, the receptionist, and the dental assistants just blew me away!  The dentist was so calming and relaxed, his tone was even soothing, he recommended an oral surgeon for my procedure and asked that when that is all done, healed and fine come back to began my dental care.

Well I came back today, I got x-rays and my teeth were cleaned, I was given 3 types of tooth brushes, and instructions for flossing, brushing etc.  When the dentist came in he looked at my x-rays and explained about bone loss, the fact that I have low to moderate gum disease, recommended a periodontist for me to see, and had appointment scheduled for me to see her as he had done with the oral surgeon prior.

I felt so bad, my teeth were in bad shape, I don't want to wear dentures, oh please, I am thinking now; I will take care of my teeth.  Well the dentist said, "there is good news", I guess I looked kind of devastated, I said, "there is".  He said you don't have any cavities.  He inserted cavities into pictures of my teeth, he said, it could look like this, or this but, you don't have any.

My heart felt a little lighter, I think it even got a little brighter in the office.

So from my lesson, I say to you.  Take the time out to take care of yourself, whatever the cost, as with me a sick day, or if it is a day without pay, or if it is being under duress of some type of attendance threat.  Take the time out.  The job or career will still be there and go on, with or without you, but can the same be said of your teeth, or  your sight, or....

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Deborah "Nanilima" Howell
Its Hawaiian

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I Start Today

50 Shades of Grey

I start reading this book today.  I recently joined a social club here in Hawaii and on September 30th we are having an event, I believe a lunch to discuss this book over.

That is how this all began.

I have so much anticipation tied into beginning to read this book.  Firstly, my youngest daughter read it and posted on Facebook, she is having a glass of chilled wine while reading 50 Shades of Grey; I was doing a survey and while surfing, ran across a site that was burning copies of this book due to it's promoting or glorifying abusive relationships, which I did publicly comment against that, and finally, while visiting my friend at her nail shop, I spoke of beginning to read the book and vaguely what it is about she actually immediately downloaded the audible trilogy or set of 50 Shades of Grey, as she speaks Vietnamese and said it would take her too long to read the books.

So I begin.  

If any of you have not read the book, please start reading it now.  We can discuss the book and talk about it here.  We can begin this journey together.  A documented journey we can embark upon!

As well for those of us who for one reason or another have fallen into the habit of putting things off until eventually we forget about it.  Let's go back and pick-up these things.  Let's together get them done.  We must of needed to do them to keep putting them off.  We can all have the pleasure that is derived from doing something we have put off for so long.

We can together reward ourselves in ways we know so well behoove only us in the ways that only we know so well.

Together let's celebrate ourselves, for job well done!!

Deborah "Nanilima" Howell
Its Hawaiian

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Where Does All the Time Go?

I went from totally empty days to overload!  I have found myself involved in so many things now and I think I like it.  Of course, I started off with my product NeriumAD the premier age-defying skincare treatment of 2012.  I use this product, love it and it definitely lives up to it's claim, driven results in days, days, not weeks or even months.  If you have fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, age spots or skin discoloration, uneven skin tone or aging, sun-damaged skin NeriumAD can fix that and fast.  Try it and I promise, you will love it just as I do.

I am tutoring, my first love. The young guy I am tutoring is the nicest person.  He is thirteen and speaks mainly Spanish.  I am helping him learn English and with his homework.  The sparkle in his eyes when he has a correct answer is priceless.  I really love doing this and I am most likely going to learn some Spanish before this job is done.

Lastly, I am going into being a shopper.  This is so intriguing.  I get to build a persona, a different one with each shop.  I can be anyone I want to, or if I want just be myself.  I can dress-up or dress-down, claim fame, or inherited wealth.  This is going to be so, so exciting for me.  It is like an adult version of dolls.  Soon I will go out on my first shop!

God opens doors!!

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Deborah "Nanilima" Howell
Its Hawaiian

Monday, August 13, 2012

Are you ready to Zumba?

A Zumba Extravaganza it was.  Well I signed up for it and I went.  I must admit I was a little hesitant at first. I did text my daughter twice before going in, and I went in twice and came back out. I actually feared going in.  You see this was my first time attending a Zumba class yet alone a extravaganza!  I put my fears on hold and walked in!

Our host thanked Tina for organizing the event, an instructor took the stage, and the music took over! 

I'm telling you that is all it took, to hear that music makes you want to move.  Here I was, now all my moves were not synced but all the same I was to the beat.  As I continued some of the sets I synced with, I had the movements going along with the instructor and most of the crowd.  I was moving and sweating.  After about five sets I went to the seating area rested and hydrated.

I felt good, I am so glad I did not let fear get the better of me.  So back on the floor I went.  Each instructor led 4 to 5 sets.  Some sets I finished standing, others from the sidelines.  

One thing I did do though was bought a Zumba shirt and bracelet.  And I inquired about how to sign up for a Zumba class in my area.  I found Zumba has a website  You can go there put in your zip code and locate a class near you.  If you have any fears of doing this like I did, throw them to the wind.  This is the best thing for men, women and children alike.  It is really a family affair that everyone can get involved and get the health benefits of exercising as well as family fun and togetherness.

Well I for one am going to sign up for a class, and hopefully purchase my first Zumba pants there.  Oh and with Zumba outfits, the more colors the better.  I just love that!!

Are you ready to Zumba!

Deborah "Nanilima" Howell
Its Hawaiian

Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Doors Are Opening

I walk in faith, the doors are opening....  

I was asked if I would tutor the nephew of a friend.  This is something I always wanted to do again.  It is I believe my first love.  The first time I tutored it was my neighbor's son.  His name was Major.  Major was a very popular in school very good looking boy.  He was younger than I and at first he really did not want to be tutored, yet alone by me.  We attended the same school and I was not popular at all.

But his parents insisted so he had no choice as they lived next door to us and I did not mind, I looked forward to him coming over to our house to study.  Well I tutored him in English and math, it was a slow go but I made it interesting and we studied each day after school.  Well one day we got news that the Matthews were moving and well that was the end of my tutoring.  

Surprisingly Major was so upset, I could not believe he did not want to leave; he did not want to stop studying with me.  His family had to console him.  All the anger and pain he had in the beginning to come over and study he now had because I could no longer study with him because he was moving away.

That was the last time I tutored but I never forgot it.

Today many, many years later I am going to tutor again, this is a teenager and I am going to help with math, English and his home work after school.  I met him today and he is pretty amazing.  He speaks very little English, but he was quick to tell his dad he will help me with speaking Spanish.

This is going to be good for me on so many levels, as I meet him after school, we spend 2 hours studying that's it.  I get away from my computer and surveys for a while, I get exercise from walking from the school to the library, and most of all I am doing something I like to do, so its not really like a job, but I get paid.

Oh my life is coming together after the end of the 9a-5p work world!!

Yay for me....

Are you staying strong in your life?

Deborah "Nanilima" Howell
Its Hawaiian

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Surveys, Good Grief

Oh boy, I have been doing surveys, surveys. Whew this is busy work.  I have been sitting in front of my computer more faithfully than if I was at work.  The only difference is I don't have to get up at the crack of dawn, get dressed and go across town to do it.

I have joined hundreds of survey sites. I have answered the questions, I can call them "the questions" because at this point in the survey world, I am again introducing myself. So basically, I am answering the same questions over and over again.

At this point in my life, I am being screened out of a lot of surveys, I think this is because people may not  be as interested in my opinions, to the same extent as when I was younger, with young children, buying a home, with husband, 2 cars, etc.  Now my children are grown and flew the coup, my husband bless his soul... and I moved on to a studio apartment. So does anyone really want to know what I think?

Now we are going to talk about my hair (that is how they do it in the surveys), I love my twists, I simply love them.  I just got it done last week, so it is still a little tight, but it has loosened and relaxed a bit. By next week for sure I will look like a goddess!

I joined a social club.  I can't wait, my first event is Sunday, we are having a Zumba day with catered food I already know I am going to love this.  I have not gone to the gym this week so, this is right on time.  This is going to be so good for me, because there are many groups, and so many activities to choose.  I already know I am going to participate in the yoga group.  The yoga group seems to practice on the beach right before sunset.

Well I have to read several passages in the Bible before I go to bed, as yesterday my eyes were too tired to focus anymore.  So before that happens again tonight, I am going to wrap this up and talk with you guys later.

By the way do you know of a Survey Panel for me to join?

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Deborah "Nanilima" Howell
Its Hawaiian

Friday, August 3, 2012

All Pau (Done)

I took the pictures.  I promised I would and here a transformation.  It took as Adji T says 14 hours!

Well here the back of my hair is taken down. This as you can see is just the  beginning!
These are my braids on the floor as my stylist is just cutting away.  First she cuts and then she unbraids the extensions from my actual hair.  Complex, yes it is!  Thank goodness goes to Nae though, because she knows exactly where to cut, so no time is wasted unbraiding needlessly.

Half-way mark.

This is the finished product! Yay!  I love this style it is carefree, I can go to the beach, wash it, dry it and still it is beautiful!!
These are actually twists.

Well I hope you enjoyed the pictures, I will have more, probably of this evening's event as I am going out to hear the band tonight. 

What hair styles do you like for summer?

Deborah "Nanilima" Howell
Its Hawaiian

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Getting My Hair Braided Tomorrow

It is finally time!  I wear my hair braided, therefore I get it done every four months.  I'm talking about my spirits being lifted! I'm off the charts, right now! It is so exciting.  Now tomorrow, I get my hair taken down or unbraided.  Then I wash my hair, condition it, and lightly oil my scalp. On Wednesday, I go into the shop and get my hair braided.  This time I am getting twists! I can't wait.  I am going to have lighter highlights around my face.

I love braids, it is so convenient for me.  You can stop worrying about having to "fix" your hair, about getting those costly relaxers, or being afraid to get in the water at the beach, or getting your hair wet, or pool chemicals.  Just have fun, wash your hair and dry it. Your done!

What about I take some pictures! We will do the process in pictures. Warning, warning, not for the squeamish, just kidding.

I am still working my online business, I think I'm about to close my first sale of my product.... I'll have to let you know how that goes. And I am doing surveys online.  Boy that is busy work but I want to keep busy!

I recently joined a site that keeps track of your caloric intake, exercise you do, your weight, motivates you and thanks you for being part of their community and above all absolutely free! Life is good, oh  I needed that.

Therefore, I can plug in what I eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the fact that I exercised, how long, get thanked and asked to come back.  It like my online caring significant other!

Of course I went to the gym today. I had a great workout.  I was even sweating! So that means I was working out.  I did cycling, the treadmill and biceps, with a few crunches and had 1 bottle of water.  Dinner was a 6 inch subway club sandwich w/1 bottle of water and a snack of 1 cup of cherries.

Well, I am turning in early have a big day ahead tomorrow.  A question for you though, how do you feel when it is time to get your hair done??

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Deborah "Nanilima" Howell
Its Hawaiian

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Olympics My Own

Oh three days in a row!  I have gone to the gym and exercised.  I am thrilled with myself! Okay, I'm still online doing surveys now between looking for online work. Thank God for surveys, I am now making some money online, little yes, but I will take it.

But the gym going, I am so happy.  This all started with my doctor telling me "we" must lose twenty pounds. I modified my eating habits, and food intake. I lost six pounds, now I am starting to go to the gym.  I have been a member of the gym for over a year; but always stopped going, for one reason or another.  I had a boyfriend to go with me, that did not last, him or going to the gym (we are though just friends now).  I started going with a girlfriend, she could not pay the fee.

Funny thing happened, the next time I went to the gym, I had to find it. I had forgotten where it was located!

Bottom line is I am going to have to go to the gym by and for myself.  I can no longer wait on anybody else. Now, these last three days have included pain, the first day was just general pain.  The second day, was an Ace bandage wrap my leg up day. Now today, no leg pain, just generalized pain.  I am feeling stronger, though, so that's a good sign.

Tomorrow going to gym late, because I am going to the show have a lite lunch, come back home and go to the gym.  Sunday,  I have to go online to a site I found to help me figure out which exercise machines accomplish what I need.  This should be fun.  Once I have that all together, next week I am going to the gym with a plan!

Thanks for hearing me out.  I have got to take this serious. I must go to the gym!

Do you have any suggestions??

Deborah "Nanilima" Howell
Its Hawaiian

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Got My Motivation Back

What Motivates You!

I am resting well now which is a good thing at least.  But, I have so much before me.  I have got to get a groove, find a niche, get paid.  It is going slow, I am taking on each day making sure to remain focused and to keep working towards my goal. My goal is experiencing and/or reaching financial freedom online!

I want this badly, but as of yet have not found the path, the gateway, the door. In the meantime I work, seek, listen and talk to same-minded individuals. I am proceeding, making little steps, but isn't that how it all starts with anything worth having!

My motivation must stay up, I must continue to want to succeed. This part is easy for me on so many levels.

Just yesterday I was looking for a small box like stool, the kind you can store stuff in and sit on.  I went to Ross Store as they have very nice home furnishing departments. Usually they are small (departments) but they have nice, sometime one-of-a-kind items and they're usually on sale.

I did not find a stool, but I did find a pair of shoes, as a matter of fact Jessica Simpson's brand shoe.  These shoes were fabulous!  They were comfortable, stylish, wedge-heel, they had everything, I really, really loved those shoes.  I did not buy them though.  Those shoes are motivational!  I am going to strive to make money online for those shoes.

Hopefully between my striving and the current number of those shoes available for purchase; and I checked there were at least five pairs.  I will soon have that shoe on my foot!

What motivates you?  Are you a shoe lover?

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Deborah "Nanilima" Howell
Its Hawaiian

Saturday, July 21, 2012 - Sisters are doin' it for themselves: Skin Care for Oily / Combination Skin - Sisters are doin' it for themselves: Skin Care for Oily / Combination Skin

Great site. I saw it on YouTube. Great job!  This is a link for a variety of skincare tips, products and some make-up choices and products as well.

I would like my product, NeriumAD, reviewed by this site.  This is a large site with a wide audience of viewers some of which can greatly benefit from the use of NeriumAD.  I would greatly appreciate anyone with any of the following skincare concerns:

-Fine lines and wrinkles
-Skin Discolorations
-Uneven Skin Texture
-Aging or Damaged Skin

to know NeriumAD Age Defying Skincare Treatment was formulated to dramatically improve the appearance of the above skincare issues.

That's right NeriumAD was clinically proven to produce driven results in these areas, and you will see the results in days, days not weeks or months.

Check-out my before and after pictures on my website.
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NeriumAD has a money back guarantee, but I guarantee you if you  try it you will love it just as I do.

See you there and TTYL.

Deborah "Nanilima" Howell
Its Hawaiian

Thursday, July 19, 2012

I Believe in Me

The Waikiki Beach

Well it's finished. The work on the beach is all pau (done).  I for one am so glad.  That was the particular beach that I frequently visited. I love to have coffee and be near the ocean. Oh, I can think of nothing better, the ocean mist, coupled with the visual appeal, while sipping dark-roast Starbucks, life is good, life is good.

Yesterday I went to the beach in the late afternoon, I didn't actually intend or set-out to go to the beach, but once outside, when faced with directions, I don't know if it is the call of the ocean, or what but I was walking on the shore, in no time flat. I was carrying my shoes, wading in water mid-knee deep. The water surprisingly was warm.  The water felt so good, and soothing it was re-vitalizing, it was heart-good.  I was at peace, walking.

 I don't know about you but when I walk, I think, the walk is aimless, but the mind isn't. I thought about what direction am I going in my life.  I am no longer a part of the 9-5 working world, I have entered the online, work-at-home world. I have passed the cross-road, I am at Produce Road. Yet so far, I have produced nothing.  I have to make this work, I have to find a direction; but unlike the ocean, nothing is calling out to me.

Am I listening, I am, and I am looking for any sign of direction, this online, work-at-home world is the unkown territory for me.  I am exploring, looking, listening, but all seems silent, so silent, like a still body of water.

Well I am certainly not all pau (done)! I have just begun.  I am alive! I have the means to make this work and work it will. Somehow at some point. I don't know when, but I know why, because I believe in me!

Deborah "Nanilima" Howell
Its Hawaiian

Nerium International

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

She Didn't Tell Me How

I am working along trying to find my niche online. That is still coming along quite slowly.  In the meantime I stay focused on it, I do something, online everyday, better yet every hour in an attempt to brand myself online which will greatly assist me in finding this viable income that is going to lead me to financial freedom, which is what this blog is about!

Well along the way there are other things, I have to master too.  First on the list my weight.  My doctor informed me that "we" have to lose 20 pounds.  She smiled and looked at me with smiling eyes and face, and said okay?  I said, okay.  She said I will see you in three months for cholesterol test.

I left the office and went home. I thought about it, losing the weight. But she did not tell me how.  How to lose it, I had nothing to go on. Nothing to combat, disagree with, to add to or substitute. Oh, I thought about it awhile, for days in fact. 

Well with nothing to go on I started from the beginning, which was lose weight. I asked myself, how can I lose weight. I said I have to eat less to lose weight. To eat less, I have to not focus or focus less on food.  I started not focusing on dinner or what I was going to cook or have for dinner. I ate anything I had on hand, which normally is veggies, and patties, and I only ate enough to take away hunger. 

If I became hungry after "dinner" I drank water and chewed sugar free gum, until the hunger subsided.  I continued to do this for dinner, until I just no longer focused on dinner period.  Dinner was just to eat some mediocre thing, that's it.

I started doing it for lunch too.  I would have just something, steamed vegetables, 1 patty of some kind, or maybe a salad and plenty of water, a couple of crackers.  Just take that immediate hunger away. I found that I ate much less food.

I went back to the doctor, oh she was just smiling at me for a minute, she said, you're weight looks good!

So you know the mind is a very powerful thing, use it and listen to it, could just be you already know what to do about a situation if you are not told!

Nerium International

Deborah "Nanilima" Howell
Its Hawaiian

Friday, July 13, 2012

Two Months and Two Weeks

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It's been two months in part-time and 2 weeks in full-time. Finding that source or stream of income online is not, regardless, to what anyone says "easy".  This is relentless work, I am missing sleep, food, and most importantly a viable source of income.

I am not giving up, I am not going to quit. I know it can be done, I know I can figure out a way to income myself online. It's just me. Funny, I have no one depending on me now, so at least now, I can do without some of the unimportant things, but still I've got to eat, live somewhere and have to sleep on something.
I prepared myself for this, I am in it for the long haul. I have got to forge through this period. I will see some progress soon.

I fortify myself through you.  Yes, I talk it out.  I have in reserve ideas of businesses I can do, if my chosen ones don't work.  Still I am not ready for that yet, no need yet to pull out the reserves, perhaps a pizza though something I could hold in my hand and eat while still typing. And a drink, but no, I must be more frugal, especially being so late for that and dietary reasons, a cup of yogurt will do, I'll grab that and a spoon.

It's been three days, I have literally been chained to this lap top. Morning to night, I take a walk outside or to the corner, and lunch break not much else. I am putting in more hours here than any 9-5. So if time worked garners anything, I have that. 

Rumours Nightclub
Oh, well tomorrow Friday will be much of the same; but thanks to my friend, Saturday, I am going out. It's somewhat of a celebration for another friend that is moving to Florida, a good-bye of sorts. We celebrated her birthday not long ago. I will miss her.

We are going to Rumours, a nice club. Plenty of dancing, and drinks, you can even dance in a cage if you so desire!

So for now at least I am still getting my weekends off!

Nerium International

ts25 Surf

Deborah "Nanilima" Howell
It's Hawaiian

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Fact Find, Rest and Replenish

Well, I'm okay today, I am moving on.

I found out there is a law on the books that determine a survivor of a spouse that receives a pension is ineligible for survivor's benefits from Social Security in essence.  I mean you you can file, but you will not get any payment, is what the clerk said.  Okay, I didn't know that, actually I had never thought about that, and I guess had I known, I probably would not have changed anything anyway. So going on.

I have determined to rest a bit, not long but to take a breather.  I want to, "smell the roses".  Show my appreciation for  the things, I have just rushed through. Take a walk, breathe, feel the warm air on my skin.  Re-connect to the fitness club, I joined but was always to tired to go. Make that appointment with my new dental office for a cleaning, again something I could only do between 9a.m. until 4p.m. Monday thru Friday. I can again go to the beach in the morning, have coffee, and feel the ocean breeze, meet tourists and listen to their stories from home and here.

Oh for me it is the simple things, the norms that ground me, that make me feel good. I am replenishing my mind, body and soul, through the absence of stress. Negativity is such a robber; it steals spirit, insight why the absence of it alone, I believe rebuilds cells.  Unhampered rest, non-stop cell reproduction, I am slowly rebuilding me.  I am hydrating myself but not only with the intake of water, but renewed spirit, love, and peace, I am putting back.  I was to my core, I must never let myself go this far again.

So, I must call my girlfriend and let her know about survivor's benefits, as we were talking about it, she didn't know how it worked and neither did I. I am going to get up now and literally, "smell the coffee", first cup, and start another beautiful day in paradise.

Thanks for listening, and I want to hear from you.  How is your day?

Deborah "Nanilima" Howell
It's Hawaiian

Nerium International


Saturday, July 7, 2012

Maintenance and Repair of the Soul

I am still cycling in grief, imitating life's acts during this period to get through to better days ahead. I have reached a plateau, I have reached my soul.  It is heavy, bloated, in sentiment old and new, mine and not mine, I have in my soul so much. This is going to take some time to sort through.

At this point I am letting a lot of things go, I must let it go, in order to free my soul, to cleanse it. Clear my soul of all prior and present unkind acts, I've done and to those done unto me, release my soul of all attachments and chains of those sentiments, I've held there so long.. I shall now wash my soul, lighten it, let go and let God.  Hold in my soul, only mercy, love, and contentedness. Seek no malice, hold no pain, nor whys.  Know in my heart, I am in preparation for a greater good!

I am moving on, I have to.  You can join me, if you are in a place, that is painful for you, if you are grieving for the loss of a loved one, a broken heart, or family.  Open your heart, it is heavy now, look deeper into your soul.  Take this time for maintenance and repair.  Straighten the contents of your soul, let go of anything you find that should not be there, find the things you want there, put those things there.  Release, release, what you find you will have left will be peace and serenity.  My spirit has been lifted today, for I know I am on the right path.

I want to thank you for allowing me to come to terms with many things in my life through writing.

Deborah "Nanilima" Howell
Its Hawaiian

Nerium International

ts25 Surf

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Decollatage and NeriumAD

Decollatage and NeriumAD there is a connection.  Let me tell you how!

Decollatage is a very delicate area of a woman's body.  It is an extension of the face and neck.  The delicacy is the sensitiveness of the skin in this area.  Therefore products, moisturizers, and make-up used on the face, can and should also be used on the neck and decollatage, for conformity as well as evenness of surface texture of skin.  The object here is a beautiful flowing of skin through-out these three key areas.

NeriumAD Age-defying skincare treatment is driven to dramatically reduce the appearance of:

  •  fine lines and wrinkles
  • uneven skin texture
  • enlarged pores
  • aging or sun-damaged skin
  • age-spots and minor skin discolorations                                                                                             
This is true of the face, neck and decollatage area.  How marvelous is that?  And I will let you in on a "little" secret.  Anywhere you want to see the benefits of NeriumAD; use it there. I do. Yes, I want the benefits, of using NeriumAD everywhere, over my whole body.

Decollatage is being seen more today, and in more ways, gracefully in the morning tastefully done, and sensuously in the evening.  So with this kind of exposure can we really afford not to take as well care to this area as with our faces?

Faces are remembered, but decollatage is never forgotten!

Deborah "Nanilima" Howell
Its Hawaiian

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

A Door Closed Today

I am glad it did and when it closed, I  exhaled!

I knew it was coming; I think if we look back at things, people, and the events leading up to a door closing we know.  I did. I have always been a firm believer though when one door closes, another door opens.

So, I am not anguished, there is no remorse, that door is closed, so be it.  I celebrate my freedom!

Free from the sullen and sour faces, free from the unforgiving and never "excuse me" belching, free from the filthy bathrooms, the uncharacteristic manners of people entering rooms occupied by others, never saying, hello, how are you or good morning, they go to the copier, get a copy, or to pick up mail from the bin, then turn around and walk out of the room; as if no one were there; as if they'd walked into an empty room.

I tried my best, I gave my all, I wanted so badly for things to done neatly, orderly, just trying to maintain alphabetized lists drew fire from the dragons of hell! And lest I forget, inter-departmental lying, and as well outer-departmental lying.  These figures are conjured up to make a point; they are faceless, nameless, probably breathless but their perspective undaunted and on target.  You don't know who you are facing, so therefore no need in responding against these "ghosts"!

You are relieved but now, I want to let you know about the ...... I don't think so, I am no longer required to listen to anything being said by this group.  Thank you.  By the way you can always play a movie for your two new managers to get "exit strategy" experience.

But I think as this door was closing what took the cake was a comment, something along the lines of what will you say about us?

So for any of you out there facing a closed door, walk out that door on faith, so many doors will open for you, better doors you'll see, as you deserve so much better! I do.

Nerium International


Deborah "Nanilima" Howell
Its Hawaiian

Monday, July 2, 2012

Well, I Said It Today

Well, I said it today.  It was not easy, I didn't say it loudly, and I didn't look the cashier behind the glass in the eye when I stuttered it.  Remember, I mentioned I was going to the movies today, a movie/mall day of sorts.   I saw the movie, I Wish.  Good movie recommend you see it too. 

But as I was looking at the wall at the different costs, I already knew if you go before 4:00p.m. the cost is $8.00.  But what, I hadn't noticed before was Seniors age 60; pay $7.50.  I thought it over quickly, the cashier, I didn't know him, the difference of 50 cents, having to say, "I am a Senior", Oh, I'm so vain. I'm old. Hurry, say it! I said it!  As a result of my revelation I received $2.50 cents change from my ten and my ticket.  I smiled and sashayed into the theater doors.  

It didn't hurt to say it, not really.  I mean don't get me wrong, I am very grateful to be alive at sixty, and seemingly well, a few aches and pains here and there, but nothing major.  But it is giving up the essence of youth, and the sexiness that goes with it. Throbbing, sensuous, my goodness "hot".  Giving up those labels, those thoughts of me in my head.

And don't forget friends, I have NeriumAD Age-Defying Skincare Treatment and I love this product because of what it does to my skin. Third-party clinical trials show that NeriumAD dramatically reduces the appearance of:

  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Uneven Skin Texture
  • Skin discolorations or Age Spots
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Aging or Sun Damaged Skin
You can have beautiful, radiant, youthful looking skin too, come to my website, view the before and after pictures and watch the video.  You can order online, and have NeriumAD delivered to your doorstep. 

So, I am not ready yet, I want to be still young, still claim innocence, albeit, to a few things. I am not ready to be categorized as, "Senior".  There is nothing senior about me yet! Sixty is the new fifty, I'm okay with that, I can handle that.   With that I can still shop for my demure undies, with that, I can still powder up my translucent glitter powder and order or accept a tall glass of wine or a Hennessy neat.

But here is the kicker, I was checking my email and saw a headline Jane Fonda at 74 wows 'em, in a red glitter dress, even taking the spotlight from a 30 year old!

Basically, just call me Jane!

I welcome comments.  I want to hear from you, tell me how you feel.

Nerium International

Deborah "Nanilima" Howell
Its Hawaiian

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Movie, Mall Day Today

Oh today is movie/mall day for me.  If I miss the movie there is always the mall walk.  I am feeling much better today.  I volunteered 4 hours yesterday for a good cause.  I stood up, shook a net and angled for donations to School Tools.  School Tools donates school supplies to parents that are otherwise unable to do so, for their school-aged children. 

I remember way back when I was in elementary school, our list was simple a notebook, folders, erasers, paper and pens, that was it.  Now, oh it is much, much more that is needed, actually required to begin the school year. Children need these tools of course, and by not having the tools that are required puts a student at a disadvantage and this child may also suffer a social stigma among his classmates for not having stated supplies.  

 If you are a parent, of an elementary school aged child I'm sure you've seen the list.  With the cutbacks in education and funding to our schools, we have to step in and help as these children are our future.  And imagine if you have more that one child in the school system, those are additional lists to fill.  So, I am happy, I did something to help a great cause.

I actually think some of my pain went away yesterday, just a tidbit.  It is remarkable how positive actions bring about positive responses.  If you are feeling not to swell about something or just don't feel well yourself, try doing something for someone, or some good cause.  I promise you'll feel better too, just like I did!

Do you know a parent(s) of school aged children you can assist with the donation of items on "the list"?

Feel good today!

Nerium International

Friday, June 29, 2012

Adversity Makes Me Stronger

Adversity makes me stronger! I don't know it probably was in the way I was raised, something that my parents instilled in me. They probably knew I would face some adversity in my life and they wanted me to be prepared even if they were not here on earth in the physical sense to guide me; they wanted me to be able to handle it.  Parents, you did a good job!  Anyways for sure I do not run from adversity, it just makes me stronger; makes me want to stick around longer, makes me feel I cannot quit, I know you get the idea!

But not my co-workers, they don't understand, that treating me badly, keeping me out of your group, not offering me kindness, not saying good night or good morning, not holding a door open or just a simple smile will not make me grab my coat and hat and find the nearest exit; but it makes me dig in deeper, get comfortable and stay!

Perhaps they've never heard you attract more bees with honey, you can get what you want quicker by being nice. I mean in general most situations just work out to the benefit of all involved by just being nice about it.

I learned long ago, there are things that you cannot change, you do not have the power to change, you do not worry yourself with that thing, or element of your life, you let go and Let God.  

I tell you, there is nothing, in this world, and for that matter out of this world too, that God cannot and will not change for you, if you have faith in Him. Therefore. I am a lot to be reckoned with, on one hand, I do not fear adversity and on the other I have faith in God!

I support you; I am supported!

Hello, hello!

Deborah "Nanilima" Howell
Its Hawaiian

Thursday, June 28, 2012

How About You

How About You...

Well I am now the proud great-grandmother of a seven pound 20 ounce baby boy.  My granddaughter and her son are still in the hospital, but I understand they are doing well.  Thank you Jesus! God be the Glory! 

Work was very stressful as usual, the program manager that took up residence in our office basically so that civility could be maintained is now moving to a office of his very own.  Well done! Congratulations! for him is in order, as he is happy having remarked, "I finally get my own office".  He is a young guy, he is moving up the ladder, on the fast track in this company.  

I remember when the announcement came that he had been promoted to head of the financial division the other applicant for that position that obviously was not chosen, walked-off the job! Being such a small island, it was noted that this individual did find another very lucrative position with another company, something occurred while in that job that this person did not agree with and she walked again. Strange, but not because turns out this is her m.o.

I am hopefully going to meet with a friend and fellow business marketeer on Saturday, to brainstorm and possibly do some joint demo sessions of our products. I hope to fill in some dates on the calendar of partnering demos with her. Say it, claim it, its yours.  

I know I am embracing life again, maybe not yet at full force ahead but it's coming; I am getting there.  Today  was one of my better days.  

How about you? Have you recently or are you currently dealing with something that is hard to bear, or carry alone? I am talking to you.  I am here for you, I am going through this but I am not alone, and I am here to tell you, you are not either; talk to me, comment on this blog, lets go through life's ups and downs together!

I support you, and I am supported!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

It's 1:46A.M.

Oh well it is 1:46a.m.; and I am still awake. I have not been able sleep like before everything happened.  I am hoping though that my sleep pattern will return as I keep trying to propel myself through the grief, the feeling of loss that still has it's grip on me.  Somehow, I still make it to work in the morning, it takes me a little longer to get ready for work than it used to. But I get ready and go.

During the day I work, no breaks, most times the days blur by.  Monday through Friday, 9:00a.m through 3:00p.m., is what I tell our clients of when we are here.  Over, and over, it almost like a train pulling into a station calling out the stop.  

I checked into my online platform this evening to interact with like minded business professionals; this is how we get internet exposure, branding.  I didn't get too much of either this evening though, could not focus on that, odd, usually that was all I could focus on.  Does this mean in some small way; I am getting better? I hope so!  

Well maybe, I could not focus because, my daughter has called oh I guess from 4:00p.m. this afternoon, until about, I guess her last call was about 11:00p.m. to keep me informed of her only daughter, being in full-fledged childbirth, oh my poor granddaughter being in labor so long.  I imagine when I wake up I will have a great grandson, that will be a blessing!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

I'm Coming Around

I'm trying to hold it together, I know I've got to, for the sake of my family, and myself.  I recently suffered the loss of my younger sister.  I knew somewhat of the pain because as a teen, I lost my youngest sister.  My youngest sister suffered with chronic asthma she left us after a prolonged hospital stay.  It was devastating to say the least.  My whole family, I believe changed that day, my mom lost a part of her, in my dad was a still silence, my aunt who had one child, decided to have another child. The only way I could deal with it was to push it into a lost memory so as not to have to deal with the pain.

My younger sister that passed recently was a great mom, of 4 boys, had a loving husband and was a loving grandmother of four, 2 boys and two girls.  Upon reaching nineteen years old my sister moved away from home to New York with the dad of her first son.  Over the years my sister and I were both guilty of not keeping in touch as we should.  I don't know for sure how she felt when she left; but I really felt, like I kinda lost my sister. Anyway time passed and between phone calls  on each others birthdays and notes to each other online years passed.  

This time this call was not near a birthday, I just wanted to talk with my sister to see how she was doing, about the kids; as for sure we could talk about our children.  Well she was in the hospital had been in there for sometime, although she was laughing very heartily at every little funny thing I said.  I didn't ask on that call any questions, oddly.  I just decided to wait and let her say what she wanted to and when.  The next day I called and she again laughed and laughed we both did, she told me what the doctors said, and she said okay, Deborah love you goodbye.   

I think that is when my downward spiral began.  I was unable to I guess function, I was going through the movements but with no cause.  It was like just being numb, and I couldn't move from this place.  I started writing a blog, I started an online business, which these thing kept me afloat;  to sit down and do something, think, and manage, talk to people, etc. but not too close from afar.  I am thankful I had these two instruments at my disposal to push me through a rough period; but I realize now I could not of been fair to either one in the state, I was.  So I want to re-start if I may, at the true beginning of how this blog began and from where.  I'm coming around now!

Nerium International

ts25 Surf

Friday, June 15, 2012

Helping, the Spirit

How can I help you?  Do you know the spirit of helping transcends all barriers?  We sometimes have an opportunity to help someone and because of something about that individual we determine they are not in need or will not adhere or change as a result of our help, so therefore we will not help this individual, we will help someone that will be appreciative.  

Help or willingness to help comes in many shapes, forms and fashions.  If you truly want to have a helping spirit, don’t be concerned about the recipient or result of the help you extend.  It is not about that, it is about your giving of yourself to help someone else; that is what matters.

Just because someone or something does not look familiar, or you think why, would this person want to help me? Open your spirit to receive help, you will be helped; and in ways you never thought.  It is called “works”.  The result of “works” is blessings. And this way, any one can receive blessings by be helpful to others. You don’t know when you how, when or what your blessing is, but believe me, by helping others you will receive it. 

Sometimes even in our circle of friends, we notice some one usually so joyful is acting a little amiss, nothing major at this point. Why not go to that person ask them, “How can I help you”, you will find, just the offer of assistance is anointing to that person’s soul.  The fact that you cared enough to inquire may even be enough.  How many times have we felt, if someone, or anyone really cares… and how it felt when asked. Also, when you ask to help someone, be ready to roll-up your sleeves, and help if necessary.

Deborah "Nanilima" Howell
Its Hawaiian