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I remember when Lauren and I were living in the hospital. You can only watch so much TV, when a nurse suggested to us coloring. There was a patient a couple of doors down from us, who would color to relieve stress, and keep her mind busy. My first thought was the kiddy coloring books, then we came across the adult therapy coloring kit. This is a great stress reducer. Our walls in the hospital were covered with our work of art.
Below is a great kit, if you know someone living in the hospital or home bound with limited activity level this would be a great item, If you order online have it sent to their hospital room or home. Trust me, they will love it.
It's that time of the year we all start thinking that dreaded thought:
"What do I buy for......"
How about Amazon Prime as the GIFT
Let's face it, everyone buys from Amazon. If they have Amazon Prime already, it can be exchanged for a Gift Card. To me that is win, win.
Don't just think Christmas, how about that Birthday Gift you need to pick up. A Universal Gift, everyone would love it get.
Amazon will send your gift recipient an email on the day you choose along with redemption instructions. The gift recipient can start their Prime membership right away. If the recipient is already a Prime member, the gift can be exchanged for an Amazon.com Gift Card. The gift membership does not automatically renew and is not eligible for promotional offers. The gift of Prime can only be redeemed on Amazon.com
Give the gift of PrimePrime members enjoy:
Click on link, check it off your holiday list today.
My book Strength in a Heartbeat, Diary of a Heart Transplant is being read by Brittany Jezouit, who is and Editor at Envato in Melbourne, Australia. I asked her to read it and to give me her professional opinion on the over all product. I am very proud to be able to say she is my niece, but Brittany holds no bars as to speak her mind, even to family. She is a very professional person who takes great pride in the work she does. Being positive or negative, Brittany will give me her opinion.
Hope she likes it...
If you would like your copy, click on button below
When we were living in the hospital, I remember also always saying "they don't make enough moisturizer for this". Referring to the amount of stress we were always under. But to be honest, during that time my skin was always so dry. Living in a closed up area, my skin face and body at times had a reaction to the air quality. I remember waking up one morning following a stressful day, my lips were swollen. I am not kidding. It's looked like I had botox just preformed on them. I walked out into the hallway to go get a cup of coffee and the nurses asked me what happened to you. I replied "did someone do something to me?"
Stress attacks the body in so many ways. My face always was so dry and blotchy. There was a CVS down the street from the hospital, I would walk up and down the moisturizer isle looking for a product to help my facial skin. I can say I spent so much money, looking for just the right product that would help. My skin is sensitive, some products would be to oily or make my face itchy.
I am writing this post because I want to pass on a product that I absolutely love. I was watching TV and an informercial on the Cindy Crawford Meaningful Beauty line came on. I got hooked. Read reviews, and took the plunge and purchased my first kit. That was three years ago and I am still a faithful customer. Love the products.
After your first initial purchase, you can customize your order, on just the products you want to receive. Every other month, my custom order is delivered to my house. No more going to the store and hopefully finding a product that works and to be honest, makes me feel good about my skin. The Meaningful Beauty line is for real. I have never had a problem with billing or receiving wrong products. As we age, we are always looking for the miracle product to erase those lines we never had before. I truly believe these products softens and keeps your skin hydrated.
Order your starter kit, and try for yourself. I am a customer for life. Plus my husband always tells me I do not look my age. I'll take that compliment anytime.
Give it a try, so many other products out there cost so much more. This is the real deal. Lynne
My book Strength in a Heartbeat, Diary of a Heart Transplant was created from a journal I would write in when Lauren and I were living in Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston Ma. waiting for her gift of life, a heart.
So many people encouraged me to turn my journal into a book. After a long thought process, I decided to do it. My goal for publishing our story is to help other's that are living in the same situation we were in. To help them feel they are not alone. When we were living in the hospital, many miles away from family and friends, I felt very alone, scared and always wondering what the day would hold for us. Is it going to be a good day or bad day? Sitting there watching my daughter connected to so many machines, always feeling like I just want to take her and go home back to our life before this all happened. Asking God, "why" and to please help her, give her the strength to get through another day. A mother should never have to watch her daughter live this type of life.
When I finally decided to write my book, it was very hard. I was reliving every day over and over again. It took me two years to complete the process. I found a great editor to work with to help perfect the final product.
So now the manuscript is now in book form, time to find a publisher. I self published from the company Createspace. This company took me through the process of creating my book cover and formatting my book the way I envisioned it.
I highly recommend this company if someone wants to self publish a book.
I released my book for sale in August 2017, since then it is now selling on Amazon, (paperback and kindle versions), Shop on the Pike Gift Shop in Brigham and Women's Hospital gift shop and also Odyssey Bookshop.
I am hoping this book will help people understand the organ transplant process and the importance of becoming an organ donor.
TO SUM IT UP:
I have slept in a hospital chair, window sills and couches. Skipped meals and cried from fear. I have become an expert on Lauren's condition. I am a strong advocate that had to make life changing decisions.
I am a parent of a medically complex Warrior !!!
Strength in a Heartbeat, Diary of a Heart Transplant
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