24 05, 2017

Photofacial treatments available on Long Island with Dr. Elyse Rafal

By | May 24, 2017|Lifestyle, Long Island|0 Comments

I'm not ashamed of my desire to look young. I've grown up being mistaken for being at least 15 years younger than my current age. It's something I loved once I hit 25 years of age, and I've embraced it tighter and tighter as the years creep up on me. Do I still look 15 [...]

22 05, 2017

Depression presents itself as anger in many of us

By | May 22, 2017|Lifestyle|0 Comments

Depression presents itself as anger in many of us Depression presents itself as anger in many of us living with depression. If you're close enough to one of us dealing with depression, don't get butt hurt over it. We're just as confused as you are when we rage against the machine. Depression presents itself as anger [...]

17 05, 2017

Experience revolutionary speed: The Fios Gigabit Connection

By | May 17, 2017|Lifestyle|0 Comments

Experience revolutionary speed, just like little old me does, with Verizon Fios! It's insane to think about having download speeds of 940 Mbps and uploads of 880 Mbps. However, it's reality for those in the right area on Verizon Fios. Plus, it's not breaking any budgets out there. Oh yeah, the price is definitely right [...]

26 04, 2017

Reducing stomach cellulite with THERMIsmooth® body

By | April 26, 2017|Lifestyle, Long Island|2 Comments

Reducing stomach cellulite with THERMIsmooth® body has been an interesting process, that's for sure. I'm six treatments into my eight scheduled treatments, and I'm enjoying the treatments themselves. I get 40 minutes of a warm, belly massage. I relax, chat with Nurse Lauren, and don't touch my phone, so my work each Monday isn't nagging [...]

24 04, 2017

Comfort in the panic, depression and anxiety. It’s what I know.

By | April 24, 2017|Lifestyle|0 Comments

Comfort in the panic, depression and anxiety. The goal each day as I live with depression, is to "get better." However, sometimes, there's comfort in the panic, depression and anxiety. It's what I know. I retreat back into it, because I need to, in order to get through certain things. Sounds bizarre, I know. Trust [...]

19 04, 2017

Family tiny homes: what are they and why are they interesting for families?

By | April 19, 2017|Lifestyle|0 Comments

Family tiny homes: what are they and why are they interesting for families? When starting a family, most people think of moving into a big space. Family tiny homes, on the contrary, are becoming as popular as when apartments first appeared on the market. They are erasing the concept of big rooms, and interior walls. [...]

12 04, 2017

Verizon Fios Prepaid provides a new way to experience Fios internet, TV and phone

By | April 12, 2017|Lifestyle|0 Comments

Verizon Fios Prepaid provides a new way to experience Fios internet, TV and phone! I know, I know. Keep the excitement to a low roar over there. You don't want to scare the neighbors. Verizon Fios Prepaid provides a new way to experience Fios internet, TV and phone One of the things I love most [...]

3 04, 2017

Intense Pulsed Light Laser working on what I call “brown spots from hell”

By | April 3, 2017|Lifestyle, Long Island|0 Comments

Intense Pulsed Light, also referred to as IPL, Laser working on what I call my brown spots from hell. The medical term? I believe it's skin pigmentation problem thanks to good old sun damage. Whatever one calls them, they suck, and I've been self conscious of them for over ten years. I've spent, if I [...]

29 03, 2017

Printable spring cleaning checklists to help get your home spring ready

By | March 29, 2017|Lifestyle|2 Comments

Printable spring cleaning checklists to help get your home spring ready. Yes, I created these last year, and shared them right here on November Sunflower. These printable checklists were so popular last year, I had to share them again! It's important to keep things fresh and new, yes. However, sometimes you have to recycle some [...]

27 03, 2017

Two steps forward, one step back on the journey with depression

By | March 27, 2017|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Two steps forward, one step back on the journey with depression

Two steps forward, one step back on the journey with depression. It's normal to make huge strides while living with depression. I've come to the realization I'll have struggles, get through the struggles, and find myself dealing with some of the same struggles more than once. Apparently, live and learn applies to me, but only [...]

15 03, 2017

FiOS helps me watch the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

By | March 15, 2017|Lifestyle|Comments Off on FiOS helps me watch the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

FiOS helps me watch the St. Patrick's Day Parade. Every year I try to watch bits and pieces of New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade. I've been told I have some Irish in me, by way of my Australian roots. Plus, I just love seeing all the marching bands full of kids, getting to [...]

6 03, 2017

Temporary cellulite reduction with THERMIsmooth® body

By | March 6, 2017|Lifestyle, Long Island|Comments Off on Temporary cellulite reduction with THERMIsmooth® body

Temporary cellulite reduction sounds like a crazy concept, I know. However, it's something people are doing. How are people doing this? It's done with THERMIsmooth® body, and I'm jumping on the train to reduce my fat cells! Even better? I'm sharing my journey with all of you, so you'll know the truth behind this new [...]

1 03, 2017

Forget what you feel, remember what you deserve

By | March 1, 2017|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Forget what you feel, remember what you deserve

I don't know who said this, or wrote it, but I read it recently and it caused a light bulb to go off atop my head. Sometimes you must forget what you feel and remember what you deserve. Just, read that again, sometimes you must forget what you feel and remember what you deserve. Shit's deep, [...]

27 02, 2017

Winter Depression – it’s a form of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

By | February 27, 2017|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Winter Depression – it’s a form of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

Winter depression. It's not all in your head. It's a form of SAD, which is an acronym for Seasonal Affective Disorder. SAD can happen during any season, honestly. It just happens for most people each year during the same season. An example? I find the winter blues hit me about mid-December. Days are shorter, and [...]

22 02, 2017

The Kia Niro is the new kid on the block

By | February 22, 2017|Lifestyle|Comments Off on The Kia Niro is the new kid on the block

The Kia Niro is the new kid on the block. I met him back in July of 2016 in San Diego. He caught my eye, but you know.... I didn't fall in love. My heart was set on a Kia Sportage. True story. However, after getting to know the new #KiaNiro - I'm smitten with him. [...]

20 02, 2017

Music provides therapy for my depression

By | February 20, 2017|Lifestyle|2 Comments

Music provides therapy for my depression every, single, solitary day. Music. It's been something I've loved since I was a little girl. I grew up listening to oldies stations, as well as whatever was current each year. It was "church" to me. Elvis Presley. Cher. Bette Midler. Sinatra. Whatever my parents loved, we listened to [...]

6 02, 2017

Don’t take depression on all on your own! Find a therapist.

By | February 6, 2017|Featured, Lifestyle|4 Comments

Don't take depression on all on your own. Find a therapist. It's the best advice I can give, as someone who has tried doing it not only alone, but also with a therapist. The better way? Bringing on the help of a solid therapist that fits with you. Depression is more than sadness. It's a [...]

1 02, 2017

Spending VDay with Verizon FiOS & my 5 favorite Valentine’s Day movies

By | February 1, 2017|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Spending VDay with Verizon FiOS & my 5 favorite Valentine’s Day movies

Spending Valentine's Day with Verizon FiOS watching my 5 favorite Valentine's Day movies means perfection, to me. I'm not a big fan of the day, whether in a romantic relationship, or not. It's never been a big holiday for me. I much prefer hanging at home, and watching movies while I eat all my favorite [...]

30 01, 2017

Talking to others about depression results in a variety of reactions

By | January 30, 2017|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Talking to others about depression results in a variety of reactions

Talking to others about depression results in a variety of reactions. Some of the reactions are kind. Other reactions are.... how do I put this? Well, let's just say after we've parted ways I wonder how they tie their shoes each day without help. I'm not judging them for their reaction, I'm legit perplexed. You'd [...]

23 01, 2017

Living with depression takes unbelievable strength

By | January 23, 2017|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Living with depression takes unbelievable strength

Living with depression takes unbelievable strength. Many think it's something that makes all of us out here, dealing with depression, weak. They are mistaken. Not many can handle the feeling of drowning all day, yet get up every day, and live their lives. Yes, living life isn't just about the happy times, it's about the hard [...]

18 01, 2017

Tips for shopping for a stylish man’s wedding ring

By | January 18, 2017|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Tips for shopping for a stylish man’s wedding ring

Typically, weddings are so focused on the bride. The choice of a wedding ring for the groom is usually glossed over. Why? Well, the impression of most of society: he's not interested in the details. However, many fashion-conscious men today embrace finger rings as an important fashion accessory. Men want rings to match not only [...]

9 01, 2017

Depression is unique to each person living and dealing with it

By | January 9, 2017|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Depression is unique to each person living and dealing with it

Depression is unique to each person living, and dealing, with it. Each of us out here, going through our journey with depression, aren't the same. We may share similar thoughts, but like snowflakes, we're all different. Depression is unique to each person living and dealing with it Realizing I suffer from depression has been a long [...]

4 01, 2017

Treat your worst symptoms during cold season with Advil® Cold & Sinus *Giveaway*

By | January 4, 2017|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Treat your worst symptoms during cold season with Advil® Cold & Sinus *Giveaway*

This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.  When I get a cold, it always ends up causing me unbelievable pain in my sinuses. Pressure builds up, everything backs up, and the next thing I know I’ve got a burning feeling every time I breathe through my nose. The pain goes all the way [...]

2 01, 2017

Something I’ve never shared about myself, until now

By | January 2, 2017|Featured, Lifestyle|6 Comments

You've all gotten to know me over the years. I rarely hold back anything I'm thinking, and some have told me I have no filter. Personally, I prefer to live my life knowing I'm speaking from my heart; writing my truth. I come from a place of good intentions, and sure, at times, it might [...]

30 11, 2016

What you need to know when you want to remove a tattoo

By | November 30, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on What you need to know when you want to remove a tattoo

Tattoos have come a long way. From being marks of renegades, as well as outlaws, to being a cultural norm. However, people change. Trends, change, too. Sometimes a tattoo once cherished, and loved, becomes a nuisance. You've changed, some people have left your life and others came, and different things begin to matter more. Whatever [...]

16 11, 2016

Thanksgiving 2016: thankful for so much this year

By | November 16, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Thanksgiving 2016: thankful for so much this year

Thanksgiving 2016 is one for the books. It's been a rough year, with a whole lot of downs. However, I'm so thankful for so much this year. I've learned to embrace the super simple things in life, to get me through each day. I take my days one at a time, and not plan too [...]

14 11, 2016

When did Thanksgiving become insignificant?

By | November 14, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on When did Thanksgiving become insignificant?

When did Thanksgiving become insignificant? Recently, I made a trip to a brick and mortar store. It happens sometimes. I can't do all my shopping online, because lately, I've been super lazy about gift buying. I wait until last minute. While in the store, all the Christmas things were out and Christmas was playing while [...]

24 10, 2016

Protecting our environment whilst saving money with ENERGY STAR®

By | October 24, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Protecting our environment whilst saving money with ENERGY STAR®

  Protecting our environment is definitely important to me, and my family. Totally. One hundred percent. But....you know what we think more about, right now, living on Long Island? Saving money. I speak the truth, and I know others out there feel my pain. The electric bill in our home is out of control, and [...]

19 10, 2016

Stop lice in their tracks with Vamousse lice products

By | October 19, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Stop lice in their tracks with Vamousse lice products

Lice. Sadly, I had it when I was younger. I remember who started it, and how all five of us who sat around him, ended up with it. Those little pests love clean hair, and my mother was supremely anal about me having clean hair. Short, clean hair. It was my undoing, and it also [...]

17 10, 2016

Focus on the facts, don’t believe the myths about LASIK Eye Surgery

By | October 17, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Focus on the facts, don’t believe the myths about LASIK Eye Surgery

Ever decide to do something awesome for yourself, and tell someone close to you? Was she supportive, or did she come at you with all the negatives? Tons of misinformation thrown at you? When it comes to LASIK, don't believe the myths, focus on the facts. Don't allow others to talk you out of something. [...]