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Busy Not Being Busy

August 31st, 2007 | No Comments | Posted in being

As I roll myself out of bed every morning, I can’t help but run through the confines of my head all the things I have to get done today. Even on weekends and holidays, these thoughts invade my mind and won’t let go. I think this is why I continuously need my meditation practice and my yoga routine. Without it, I would be more frazzled and busy than I already am. Some days, like this morning, I like being able to slow down and not do much except whatever I want. I have a lot to get done today, but you know what? It’s okay. They can wait. Helen’s too busy not being busy right now.

Location Based Services

August 30th, 2007 | No Comments | Posted in encompassed

There is a new service available online that is really neat. It is called location based services, from trueposition.com. What it is, is that you can track the true position (hence the name!) of something or someone you are specifically looking for. For example, one of the services they offer is how to locate or track a child down by cell phone, or how to find a convenient, nearest local safety location (such as the police, or a government building, or the closest embassy where you are traveling or staying). It is the best way to connect and accommodate wireless users all over the world. I think for safety reasons, the application I like best is the one that allows a parent to locate a child by cell phone immediately. To extend it further, you can monitor where all your family members are, which can give you a lot of peace of mind. I like it!

Wide Friday

August 30th, 2007 | No Comments | Posted in visualization

Tomorrow I’ve got three appointments back to back. But you know what the real awesome thing about tomorrow is? Well, two awesome things, actually:

1. it’s payday
2. it’s Friday

Payday Fridays are the best because then the bills get paid and whatever money’s left over can be saved or splurged a little (usually a little of both).

Particularly with tomorrow, I have the whole morning off. My first appointment is at 2pm, so I can sleep in, work on paperwork at home and catch up on my assessments and treatment plan documentations, and call up to consult with some social workers and whatnot. The whole morning is mine to screw with, and I like having wide options as such!

Submit A Website

August 30th, 2007 | No Comments | Posted in encompassed

A while ago, when I was looking to optimize my websites and its audience and hits, I looked into natural search engine optimization. I actually found submitawebsite.com through another link, and quickly added my own websites to the list. I quickly realized that link popularity is important in search engine optimization and link building is equally important in order to establish popularity. With this website optimization service, it can help with the SEO status of your website. For example, since I submitted my site to submitawebsite.com, my search engine ranking shot through the roof in just a few months. People found my site better, and my page rank became higher. It’s amazing what good SEO services can do! I highly recommend you submit your site to submitawebsite.com if you want a wider, more consistent audience.

Hangin’ Out With Counselors

August 30th, 2007 | 1 Comment | Posted in gratitude

Ever wondered what it would be like to hang out with a whole bunch of mental health therapists? I bet most of you would probably think we’d be stuffy, annoying, and over-analytic, huh? Well, one out of three ain’t bad — we’re pretty analytical. Haha.

Today, I had dinner with my counselor friends from work, for a going away get-together for one of them, since he’s leaving for about a year to go traveling. I was laughing the whole time — having counselor friends are awesome because I think we have the best, most witty sense of humor! Maybe it’s just quirky in other people’s eyes, but I totally get it. It was a good time had by all, and even by the end of the night, we reluctantly separated. It was great hangin’ out with like-minded people. :)

IBackup

August 29th, 2007 | No Comments | Posted in encompassed

Hopefully the once dreaded and infamous ?Blue Screen Of Death? on Windows systems is only a painful memory for most readers, but as we all know that was and is far from the only malady to befall our most beloved personal computers. Thankfully, you don?t have to lose all of your data anymore. There are many solutions available these days to help you out, including Online Backup services. There is a very good one called iBackUp.com, which provides all the services you would expect and many that will surprise you. It is great for small businesses as well as the average user. You can perform automated scheduled backups of your data, get internet access to it from any browser, and even access your backup files like you would a regular letter drive on your own home system. It is easy to use, but also includes higher-end functionality such as SQL Server, Exchange and Oracle database hot backups. Use this service, and you?ll be safe never sorry.

Part of the Solution

August 29th, 2007 | No Comments | Posted in connections

I had a last meeting with one of my client cases today, and the family was so sweet. I think this is one of the nicest families I’ve had a chance to work with in my young career so far (and I’ve had a lot of really awesome clients too, so that says a hecka of a lot about these!). They said to me, “You’re one of the best people we’ve met, and we will miss you.” I feel perfectly confident that they will be okay. They’re a great family, with some minor bumps and hurdles, but because they’re so strong together, I believe in my heart of hearts that they’re going to be fine. They are fine.

I love counseling cases where I feel really… good… about what I’ve done. I love feeling effective, useful, like I actually did something to help them. I love that feeling — being able to utilize my brain and my heart at the same time, knowing I am helping to make someone else’s life a little nicer, a little more livable. I know it’s not all on me, but I love being part of the solution. I just love my job.