Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Self Defense makes sense

If you have attended any of my live seminars or seen me at local shows then you know my motto, "Self defense makes sense." 

Pepper spray is one of the "most asked for" items that I demonstrate. Until recently, however, I stopped recommending pepper spray because it is difficult to use, the blow back (especially here in Florida) was impossible to plan and predict, and pepper spray was a difficult skill to practice and maintain.

Sabre now offers an exceptional form of pepper spray in a gel formulation. The blow back is substantially lessened plus it is now an effective tool for indoor use in large buildings. Regular pepper spray could harm large buildings and their occupants via the ventilation systems, but the gel does not.

Plus, the smart folks at Sabre offer not only the gel spray but a practice spray and target as well. 

Look Alive, Be Alive
Tools are great, IF you use them. Don't think owning a tool makes you safe. If your tool is at the bottom of your purse or in your car or just out of mind then your tool is useless. You must know how to use any self defense tool and stay vigilant about keeping and using it.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Memory Stretches

Today’s Slipper Camp Workout

Stretch your list memory today. Memorize your current grocery list, your to-do list, a list of names from work or social life, a list of bones in your foot—anything that is a sequence of list of items. This list recall exercise will improve your ability to retain information.


·         Use memory tricks such as this one on Wikkihow: http://www.wikihow.com/Remember-Lists-of-Words-with-the-Memory-Trick

·         Watch this great video on memory from Ted Talks

Slipper Camp: A kinder, gentler boot camp designed to assist you in living well.

Camp Motto: Being kind to yourself makes you strong.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Finally I can print photos from my phone--quick, easy, and great quality

I have searched and searched and tried--oh how I've tried, to find a way to print the photos from my phone. I've finally found the best:

Here's what I love about Cannon SELPHY:
1. High Quality photos--if you've taken a decent photo with your phone then you will get a great print.
Thanks to the Cannon SELPHY I made a last minute anniversary
gift for my sweethusband by putting the 6" by 4" photo in a 5" by
7" magnetic photo frame with a print paper back-ground and a
paper butterfly attached on top.
Tip: Most phones now include a photo editor to improve your pictures or you can get an app
2. Printer price--The printer with refill paper is only $149.00, it is under $100.00 with a small sample amount of paper.
3. Photo price--the price of each print is about .31 each. Yes, it's more than taking your pictures to a retail outlet, but the advantage of not traveling to a store or having prints mailed is worth it for me.
Note: these prints are the standard 4" by 6" no crazy size tiny prints with this baby.
4. I only print the photos I need and want for a particular project. If I want to print a photo to mail in a card to my Mom I can do it in 3 minutes. That 3 minutes includes plugging in the printer, connecting to WiFi, loading paper and pressing the print button. If I'm working on a project life (scrapbook) page or a collage frame photo gift, I can print those as I need them.
5. It's light weight, less than 4 lbs. That's HUGE for me and my lifting capabilities. Especially if I want to take it to a party or crop or just to visit family.
I took this photo while my friend Bridget
was visiting and gave it to her in a "going-away"
card when she left the next day.--It's so easy 
and fun to do "instant" photos to give away
with the Cannon SELPHY.
6. Every package of paper comes with the exact about of ink needed to print that number of photos. I don't have to order paper and then order ink and then check to see if I have enough ink.
7. I can print ANY photo on my phone. That means if I get an email or text photo from family or friends, I can have a print right away.
8. It's very easy to use.

Biggest issue for me was doing the initial set-up. When you get yours, pay close attention to selecting the WiFi connection. If you want to take the printer outside of your home then you will want to set up your phone itself as the WiFi connection. The instructions explain how to do this, but make sure you follow them, and have an ink pen handy to write notes and the WiFi password. I keep my instruction book with the printer at all times. If I go over a month without using it I will forget the things I forget everywhere such as how to load paper, which side is up, etc.

If you click the link above to get your printer from Amazon I may get a tiny percentage of the sale. I only recommend products I absolutely love and 99% of time actually own. Thanks!