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??

Nerium International

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?

Nerium International

Deborah "Nanilima" Howell
Its Hawaiian

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Pixiwoo.com - Sisters are doin' it for themselves: Skin Care for Oily / Combination Skin

Pixiwoo.com - 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

NeriumAD Age-Defying Skincare Treatment is now non-comedogenic, paraben free, gluten free and
cruelty free and ...

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

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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!

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