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Beverly Rivera (PoetaChica)

Beverly Rivera (PoetaChica) 

Poet. Art lover. Ambassador. Advocate.

Occupation: Known to the masses as Poeta Chica. I am a Poet. Geek. Writer. Literary Lover Extraordinaire. I also advocate for the #ChronicPain and #Spoonie community. Ambassador for US Pain Foundation. All thoug

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Followers: 9,004

Following: 1,327

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The White House2,498,602In his State of the Union address, President Obama outlined his plan for a thriving middle class and a strong America. The President's plan focuses on making America a magnet for jobs and manufacturing, equipping every American with the skills they need to do those jobs, and ensuring that hard work leads to a decent living.On Thursday, February 14th, President Obama will join the latest in a series of "Fireside Hangouts" – a 21st century take on FDR’s famous radio addresses – to talk about his State of the Union Address. During the +Google+ hangout, the President will answer questions from Americans across the country about the issues and policies laid out in the speech.Watch the hangout live on Thursday, February 14th at 4:50 p.m. ET on the +The White House Google+ page, at http://youtube.com/whitehouse, and at http://wh.govLearn more about the State of the Union, then share your Citizen Response at http://wh.gov/SOTU#firesidehangout   #SOTU  State of the Union: Fireside Hangout with President Obama2013-02-14 22:50:0034218 

Beverly Rivera (PoetaChica) has been shared in 70 public circles

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George Clark7,103Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.#topcircle #circleshareoftheday #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles   #fridaycircle   #themecircle   #mediterranean   #addbackspree   #ripplescircle   #addback   #aahanapriyadarsinee   #peoplescircle   #circleoftheday   #followme   #follow4follow  2014-09-27 10:52:530292437
Becky Collins16,214Car Lovers Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-09-09 09:07:27447117
George Clark5,516Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the #circle ! To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post#topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #addpeople #add #addcircle #socialmedia #dragonseyecircle #VarietyCircle 2014-08-29 06:34:43494191420
Becky Collins15,876Cooking and Food Circle : Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-08-29 05:01:53488005
Maria Morisot38,307Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle01 August, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-08-01 10:29:49300105124151
Tory Stephens15,151I'm Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacccccckkkkkk!!( A DAY LATE) Mega Monday Circle Share  -       ►►► TOP ENGAGERS OF LAST WEEK ! ◄◄◄I strongly recommend that you add these people to your circles as I have found them to be very engaging or have  a nack for finding useful or cool information throughout the web.Please RESHARE publicly, +1 this circle and leave a nice comment. I will add you to the circle if you engage this way or if you have an interesting feed and I stumble upon you!                          100% active usersTo be an active engager you are supposed to1   +1 this circle2    RESHARE it publicly3 - leave a nice commentComment, Plus and resharing this post  and Iwill add you to my Mega Monday Share Circle !!#circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing #followers   #social #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshared   #sharedcircleoftheday #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomepeople   #circlecount #newfollowers   #googleplus  2014-06-24 17:56:374068312
Claude A Robinson III38,108Feeling a lack of awesome women in your circles? Well here you goGirl Power  *Circle Share* or ( Girls are a Gay man's best friends )I don't release circles very often, but when I do, they are handpicked and filled with interesting and enganging , awesome and active users.This circle includes my absolute most favorite women on Google+ that I know, interact with and call friends. These beautiful women have a variety of different interests and everybody who is in this circle wants to be in this circle. (I know, because I privately asked them first before releasing this circle)I hope you all enjoy the company of "my girls" as much as I do. Feel free to reshare the circle and if I have forgotten anyone please let me know in the comments so I can add you.Have a wonderful week everybody!2014-06-16 17:21:0079401645
John Nuntiatio38,202#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-06-15 06:01:32319369
Maria Morisot31,297Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle02 June, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-06-02 14:17:343008186108
Tourej Ansari17,611Another great circle of photographers1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post#circle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #fashion   #fashionblogger   #fashionblog   #pinterest   #pictures   #fashionstyle   #photography   #photo   #photographer   #photooftheday   #photooftheweek2014-05-23 13:12:444527412
Carms Perez47,102Here's a circle with amazing women to follow on G+! My most recent find is+Kristen Macready  who is very engaging and always has a positive and uplifting word to say! Do you know any other amazing G+ women that I'm missing in this circle? Please mention them in the comments! :) #ns  2014-02-26 23:30:07425809
Mikhail Petrovsky77,776Good morning / evening to all.This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-27 02:02:59453472471
Artur M.34,801A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.#forfriends  2014-01-13 10:29:00460422368
Tory Stephens6,250 Friday Share Circle - Share to be added!      ►►► ENGAGERS OF THE WEEK ! ◄◄◄I strongly recommend that you add these people to your circles as I have found them to be very engaging or have  a nack for finding useful or cool information throughout the web.Please RESHARE publicly, +1 this circle and leave a nice comment. I will add you to the circle if you engage this way or if you have an interesting feed and I stumble upon you!                          100% active usersTo be an active engager you are supposed to1   +1 this circle2    RESHARE it publicly3 - leave a nice commentComment, Plus and resharing this post  and Iwill add you to my FRIDAY Circle!!#circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing #followers   #social #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshared   #sharedcircleoftheday #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomepeople   #circlecount #newfollowers   #googleplus  2014-01-10 20:09:2338944930
J.J. Truth Warrior308Poets#circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #hyperballmaster #hyperballcircle2014-01-08 18:13:12221003
Andrew Wisniewski38,062Good morning/evening to all.You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!2013-12-29 06:11:00479411769
Georgia Mizuleva1,739Very Creative People Circle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #share #sharedpubliccircles #circle  2013-12-21 23:26:22470161223
Bearman Cartoons57,480Thank YouThis is just a thank you to all the people who have ever shared me in a circle since my beginnings on G+I share this not to tell you to reshare, or to even follow them (but you will find many gems), just merely my way of showing a little appreciation for the attention they have given me!  So thanks!!2013-10-02 14:01:02192732195
Blair Kunkel9,438Welcome to SHARE CIRCLE #8. Want to be added to this SNOWBALL CIRCLE?  To be added to this circle you must do these things in this order:1.  You must PLUS the post.2.  You must SHARE the post.3.  You must ADD the circle.4   You must comment below when you have done the three above to let me know.If this circle reaches 500 people, I will then add you to another one of my SHARE CIRCLES. Once each one gets filled up, I will create a new one.#circleshare #sharecircle #circlesharing #share #snowball #sharecircle82013-08-01 13:58:2930719715
Eric magaw1,512Circle sharing is fun. Let's do this;)#Erockacircle#Reshare2013-07-29 16:20:40500005
Claude A Robinson III5,802SuperCircleNow it is my turn to share my FAVORITE Google plussers. This is my "Favorite Google+ Peeps" circle. If you were notified that means you are included and are AWESOME and you make my Google+ experience wonderful.Thank you for being FABULOUS!!!This circle contains a mix of people, all who together form my favorite stream. Some of you were the first friends I made on G+, some of you I know IRL, and some of you I just love what you share. I also included the people in this circle who actively engage with me regularly.  Introduce yourself if you like, promote your best or favorite post. When  +Richard Green  did this I found a ton of people whose content I really liked and added them to this circle. I hope you will find some awesome folks as well..I will keep this circle updated 1-2 a month.If you like to be included in this circle please leave a comment about your interests and link to a post of yours you would like to promote!!!Of course you guys are welcome to plus one the crap out of this circle and share it away...Thank you again for making my Google plus experience awesome and keep it interesting!!!A special Thank you to the following people who have me in their regularly shared circle:+Scott Buehler +Ludovic Moreeuw +*** +Richard Green (Thank you for letting me blatantly copy your idea of having people introduce themselves in the comments) +Alessandro Folghera +Thumb up your Followers ► +Marlo Angelo Tito +Christine DeGraff (special thanks for helping share Christine) +Zbynek Kysela +Ehsan Ahmadi Gharacheh (the only and only creator of CircleScope) +Italian Lotto +Cesare Riccardo +2013-07-20 14:40:353061523290
Claude A Robinson III2,443This circle was just shared with me so I'd thought I'd re share the love with you guys... Enjoy2013-05-18 19:30:5416814214
Bearman Cartoons30,283Thank You for Sharing Me with the WorldEvery so often I like to share the circle of Plussers who shared me in one of their circles.  Just my way of saying thanks and glad you are out there.Also had to test the new circle share feature since you can't click on the circle to open it up anymore.  Just click the "Add People" button and you can see all the people in the circle and pick and choose if you want to add some to a new/existing circle.2013-05-17 15:05:3016726833
Stephanie Calahan513FABULOUS WOMEN ON G+ Part 1 of 4My goal was to crowd-source a list of women on Google+.  I had originally expected maybe 50 names.  Much to my surprise and , I received over 400+ comments filled with love and positive energy to help curate this list of well over 1310 beautiful people. I would say this was a success and now I'm sharing with everyone (this is shared public too).If you're getting a notification about this it's because you've been identified as a Fabulous Woman on G+ that is Actively posting and Engaging here.  See the bottom of this message for the original post where names were collected.I thought you would want to know that you have been identified as someone the G+ community should connect with!  I don't send out notifications unless there is 100% warranted.#Google+ will only allow me to share 500 at a time, so the list has been broken down in to 4 circles.  I would have shared one massive circle if I was allowed.What You Can Do Now* Add these circles to your own circles by pressing the "View shared circle" button below. Then you can either add it to an existing circle of yours or add it as a new circle by giving it a new name. I've labeled mine "Fabulous Women on G+".* Once you've added it, I recommend visiting the stream for this circle and browsing through it to see what you find interesting, encouraging, and enlightening. Then, share some love by commenting, +1ing or sharing the posts of your sisters!* Please note, this is a very diverse group of women.  You're likely to see some people in these circles who will see, understand, or experience things differently than you.  They may or may not share your similar interests.  With that in mind, a few suggestions:     -- If you disagree with someone's views, you can very easily remove them from your circle.     -- Please post to public vs to these circles directly.  Each of us has separate preferences on notifications and we want to lift one another up, not bog down notifications.  I hope you all see some increased activity, make some new and inspired connections, and lift one another up as we share our brilliance.Original Post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/HHzp7g9aW9t2013-05-08 19:56:31324401632
Stephanie Calahan513FABULOUS WOMEN ON G+ Part 1 of 4My goal was to crowd-source a list of women on Google+.  I had originally expected maybe 50 names.  Much to my surprise and #Gratitude , I received over 400+ comments filled with love and positive energy to help curate this list of well over 1310 beautiful people. I would say this was a success and now I'm sharing with everyone (this is shared public too).If you're getting a notification about this it's because you've been identified as a Fabulous Woman on G+ that is Actively posting and Engaging here.  See the bottom of this message for the original post where names were collected.I thought you would want to know that you have been identified as someone the G+ community should connect with!  I don't send out notifications unless there is 100% warranted.#Google+ will only allow me to share 500 at a time, so the list has been broken down in to 4 circles.  I would have shared one massive circle if I was allowed.What You Can Do Now* Add these circles to your own circles by pressing the "View shared circle" button below. Then you can either add it to an existing circle of yours or add it as a new circle by giving it a new name. I've labeled mine "Fabulous Women on G+".* Once you've added it, I recommend visiting the stream for this circle and browsing through it to see what you find interesting, encouraging, and enlightening. Then, share some love by commenting, +1ing or sharing the posts of your sisters!* Please note, this is a very diverse group of women.  You're likely to see some people in these circles who will see, understand, or experience things differently than you.  They may or may not share your similar interests.  With that in mind, a few suggestions:     -- If you disagree with someone's views, you can very easily remove them from your circle.     -- Please post to public vs to these circles directly.  Each of us has separate preferences on notifications and we want to lift one another up, not bog down notifications.  I hope you all see some increased activity, make some new and inspired connections, and lift one another up as we share our brilliance. #women #womenongoogleplus #fabfems #female #femalesongoogleplus #activeusers #activedirectory #activeengagers #googleplusengagers  Original Post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/HHzp7g9aW9t2013-05-08 17:49:2927121419
Matthew Shuey1,381Socially Influential Google+ UsersThis is a hand picked circle of highly influential Google+ Users.To be added tho this or other circles do the following.1. Share this circle publicly2. Make sure your profile description is complete and country are visible in your profile3. Leave a comment4. Have a wonderful experience! #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-03-18 22:46:5842726913
Matthew Shuey1,289Socially Engaged Google+ Users Updated 3-15-13Shared public circle of socially engaging and socially influential Google+ users.Feel free to add and share. To be added to this or other circles please do the following.1. Share this circle2. Confirm your share by leaving a comment on this postThis is a hand picked circle. #sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles Enjoy!2013-03-15 20:29:3641813515
Dolidh Young499,458*Happy International Women's Day!* To all those lovely ladies out there!!I thought I'd put together a mega-women's circle to share this #WomensDay  These are women that I've circled that have been active this year or I know personally. <3If you've never heard of international women's day, then pop on over to http://www.internationalwomensday.com to get yourself up to speed on what it is and what's going on. The short of it if that it's an international day of celebrating political, social and economic achievements of women, whether it be in the past, present or future.Today, we remember all those important female women who fought for rights, scientists and successful women... But really it's not just there we can stop.. We can remember all those women that have come before... the important ones that we don't necessarily have any more... Mum's, aunties, sisters, partners and friends.Have a great day everyone! It's a fabulous Friday!2013-03-08 13:33:4141217840
Matthew Shuey880Socially Engaged Google+ Users UpdatedThis circle contains socially influential and socially engaging  Google+ users.2013-03-08 04:24:2537411310
Matthew Shuey734Socially Engaged Google+ Users #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday  2013-03-03 16:20:563541368
Kelly Bergman2,120Here is a list of my top Google+ friends for engagement. #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-02-25 15:30:5749026726
Carter Gibson628,961The Lifeblood of my Google+ ExperienceThe people in this circle (and I'm sure I've forgotten some of you!) are some of the most amazing people I've ever interacted with, online or off or both! I could not recommend this circle more highly. They're artists, bloggers, business owners, and the list goes on and on. Something they all share is that they are amazing people who I would do a favor for in a heartbeat. If you want to surround yourself with good people, this is an excellent circle to add. So, go on and circle up :)2012-11-30 21:16:131491251997
Jessica Wood11,871Along with the launch of our +Doctor Who Circle page I thought it was a good time to share my personal Doctor Who Circle. If you aren't in it and think you should be...Let me know! #DoctorWho  2012-11-14 01:31:003361728
Stephanie Van Pelt30,682Gallifrey circle 2 of 2 as cultivated by +Tiffany Marshall and me! Doctor Who fans for #whovianwednesday  2012-08-01 18:49:043628222
Kurt Smith173Variety G+ers Circle ShareG+ers that share amazing photos, funny cartoons, inspiring messages, etc. They are definitely worth circling and following. Add and share this circle. #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleslist   #circles   #circleshare   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  2012-08-01 18:13:23107929
Chris Cota0Hybrid Circle - #snowballeffect   #nothingbutcircles  Cool G+ Chicks! Circle them! from +Michelle Marie  and  "Social Media Peeps" from +Scott Ayres  #sharedcirclessharedacirclewithyou   #sharingiscaring   #circleshare  #livewelllaughoftenlovemuch  2012-07-20 21:19:52293012
Bearman Cartoons16,267The Greatest Circle on Google PlusWhy?  Because this is my circle of people who have shared ME in a circle. Why does that matter to you?  Because this is a group of people ranging from 100 to over a million followers, all who obviously have shared a  circle or two.  So if you aren't following them, they probably don't know you are out there and will never include you if they ever share something in the future.  Circle AND ENGAGE!!!!Hey why I am not in this circle?  Well now whose fault is that...hahah2012-07-18 12:33:3610423520
Andrea Laford1,039This is 500 people (the limit I can share) from my 1000+ Sci-Fi circle. Warning: My posts that I share to this circle mostly contain very revealing DOCTOR WHO SPOILERS from current filming! I don't know how I go about sharing the rest of my circle without duplicate people. Maybe someone can help me. 2012-07-06 12:19:24500958
Carms Perez22,447G+ amazing women that you can't miss out on!! Add any lady that belongs here and isn't here yet!! No stream would be great without them!! =D Enjoy & share this circle!2012-07-06 05:28:214071016
Nick Wolf0And I call this one "Persons of Interest"2012-06-28 21:31:13175605
Lacerant Plainer2,940SCIENCE FICTION CIRCLE ShareThis is my top Circles, merged with my Science Fiction readers circle. Awesome people, who engage on topics including Science and Sci-fi. Please note this has some people from +Mike Clancy's circles, additions from +Peter Edenist's circles and some commonality with +Fraser Cain's SF CirclesIf you want to be added, let me know. If you are already in the circle, feel free to reshare :)  #topcircles   #scifi   #sciencefiction   #science   #scifi   #scienceisawesome   #sciencerules   #sciencesunday   #scififans   #scifichat   #sf   #circleshare   #circleshared   #bestsharedcircle   #bestcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharingcircles   #sharingiscaring   #publicsharedcircles  2012-06-17 11:49:2647812211
Akhil Kalsh6,822#fourwheeledfriday Thank You Circle..!!NEXT WEEK'S THEME: WHEELS! THE THINGS THAT MOVE THE SOULHouston, we have 150! In no time since we restarted, we have hit 150 again, thank you all :) Not to mention that we are in the Top 50 themes on Google+. I am not too much into numbers, but it's good to see you are there :) For the most awesome post this weekend, in my opinion, check out https://plus.google.com/101821051914085318966/posts/DGsPJ5T3Zi9 by our own +anne-marie Janssen . Just love the emotion in there, plus it's an authentic selfy AND a #fourwheeledfriday  shot, difficult to juggle all that at once! Alright, time for the credits, ta da da da ta da....+linda stokes , +Bartek Siębab , +Mark Summerfield , +Craig Sovereign , +ENRICO BAUTISTA , +Bryce Hernsdorf , +Steve Cottrill , +anne-marie Janssen , +Irmgard Hartmann , +David Earl Johnson , +steve defeo , +Holger Gräbner , +Jason Jonas , +Derek Bezuidenhout , +Joshua Russo , 2012-06-16 20:11:3115410718
Stephanie Van Pelt23,728My Gallifrey circle just got an enormous bump. Enjoy!2012-06-08 01:40:0140720522
Michael Kendle299Here's a circle of tech people. The circle is bigger but only lets me share 500. If you're interested in tech, this is a good place to start.2012-06-07 13:57:05501115
Jessica Wood7,684Doctor Who CircleIf any of you who are in my circles should be in my DW circle and feel you should be....LET ME KNOW!+Becky Cox +Michael Babcock2012-05-07 15:01:27211816
Maria Stepanov Sommerfield25,139My Thank You CircleI don't share circles often because I hate to leave good people out. This is a small circle made up of people you might not know about. This included people who comment on my posts and are themselves active in the Google+ community and who are not well known in the Google+ Community. They are people you probably have not encountered in other circles and are worth checking out. I tried to include only people who have under 6000 people circling them. The exception I made was +Rahul Roy because he does a lot of work on Google+ and deserves to have more people following him than he does right now. If you are not included in this circle please don't be offended, I might have accidentally left you out. I have been watching who comments on my posts recently and compiled this small circle of "regulars".Thank you those of you who read, and comment on my posts. Just because you are not in this circle doesn't mean I don't appreciate you. I wanted to make a smaller circle to highlight a few good users that others may not know about.2012-04-26 21:20:374629624
Lee Smallwood8,954Want to share the 2nd of 2 circles of Engaging People here on G+ I love their content, the way the engage and I recommend you step and say Hello to them :)Have a great weekend all :)2012-04-13 17:23:5433731622
Carms Perez18,332Do you know of any exceptional G+ ladies that are not on this circle and should be? High quality posts, posts often (every day, or every other day)? Let me know please. Also feel free to share this circle with others :)2012-04-10 19:45:3532119012
steph „gingerninja“ wanamaker38,495This is my Netflix circle! Please add it if you have Netflix and comment below if you would like to be added2012-03-22 00:28:40777607
pio dal cin15,828A warm welcome to some great people here on G+'s Musketeers of Google plus circle#Musketeers.Please welcome: +Chris Lang +Mark Traphagen +Lee Smallwood +La Vergne Lestermeringolo Thatch +Travis Campbell Circle them for great content as well as the other 500+ (there is another circle of almost 200 that I'm sharing after this one having reached the 500 limit).If you are new to Google plus, set your stream full throttle on these two circles and you'll have all the updates and vital information to "play this great game".If you have been here long enough check these people once in a while; they are the "bricks" of this establishment.Don't forget that +Sharing is Caring on G+ , so when you want to show your G Love to someone share their content after you pluss it...they are going to love it as much as you do.There is another group here that you may want to join +Community Support - Friends That Listen designed and wanted by +M Monica for reaching out to anyone here on G+ and to let them know than nobody here is left alone.2012-03-05 22:14:1050013316

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2014-09-19 21:35:09 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Tell me good news.

I don't care if you think it's trivial, minimal, or no one cares. By the looks of the news and some timelines, any good news is welcome here.

Oh, and by the way: you're friggin amazing, beautiful, and so dope. Just a reminder.

Photo by Inés. 

Most reshares: 8

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2014-09-01 19:24:51 (0 comments, 8 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

It's National Pain Awareness Month.

This month sits very close to home with me and for me, not only as someone living with #ChronicPain but Ambassador for US Pain Foundation as well. Most people aren't aware that conditions, illness, and other forms of trauma can be invisible to others, yet a battling reality for those #Spoonies everyday. Pain is real. Ignorance is real. The stigmas, the faltered relationships, the limitations on some things, the endurance and hope one must have just to get through the day can be staggering to anyone living with chronic pain.

"You don't look sick." You may not have a visible limp, need an assistive device, or the like and pain is still there. We are chronic pain warriors. We are not psychosomatic symptoms. We are real people, battling insurers and the complex healthcare system, friends and family that may not support us,... more »

Most plusones: 14

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2014-08-04 19:57:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Classic Punch Out #gaming. 🎮

Latest 50 posts

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2014-10-08 21:14:04 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Dragon Age: Origins FREE for PC
(Until Oct. 14, 2014)

Via Origin website, it's a great RPG/Fantasy game from EA, released in 2009. This particular title is the standard edition, and there are no easy choices as a human, elf, or dwarf.

Link : https://www.origin.com/en-us/store/buy/dragon-age-1/pc-download/base-game/standard-edition#details

Tagged: #gaming #games #freebies #free #pc #rpg #fantasy #Adventure #bioware #EA 

Dragon Age: Origins FREE for PC
(Until Oct. 14, 2014)

Via Origin website, it's a great RPG/Fantasy game from EA, released in 2009. This particular title is the standard edition, and there are no easy choices as a human, elf, or dwarf.

Link : https://www.origin.com/en-us/store/buy/dragon-age-1/pc-download/base-game/standard-edition#details

Tagged: #gaming #games #freebies #free #pc #rpg #fantasy #Adventure #bioware #EA ___

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2014-09-26 22:56:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Oatmeal does it again.

___Oatmeal does it again.

2014-09-26 22:54:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Say Ello one more time.

Go ahead. I'll probably get $0.05 every time some new social network or app goes viral until they get bored with it later. 

Say Ello one more time.

Go ahead. I'll probably get $0.05 every time some new social network or app goes viral until they get bored with it later. ___

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2014-09-19 23:00:10 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Namaste. For reals.

OMG, hilarious! ___Namaste. For reals.

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2014-09-19 21:35:09 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Tell me good news.

I don't care if you think it's trivial, minimal, or no one cares. By the looks of the news and some timelines, any good news is welcome here.

Oh, and by the way: you're friggin amazing, beautiful, and so dope. Just a reminder.

Photo by Inés. 

Tell me good news.

I don't care if you think it's trivial, minimal, or no one cares. By the looks of the news and some timelines, any good news is welcome here.

Oh, and by the way: you're friggin amazing, beautiful, and so dope. Just a reminder.

Photo by Inés. ___

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2014-09-15 15:49:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Yep.

___Yep.

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2014-09-15 15:47:39 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

This is deplorable, and must be stopped.

As you may know, September is #chronicpain awareness month. I'll say it before, and I'll say it again: you don't have to have to have a visible medical device to prove your condition, illness, or disability. A disability doesn't mean you are moving in a wheelchair. A lack of placard displaying in your car window doesn't denote your living situation, your access to care, your benefits you may/may not receive, economic hardships faced and the brutal fight with the social security disability process that almost guarantees a denial the first time.

That being said, Kanye West had a concert. He forced everyone to stand, obnoxiously stopping the song until a couple remained. One waved a prosthetic limb to show "proof" if you will. The other? Until his bodyguards confirmed that the man was actually in a wheelchair, only... more »

Kanye West got annoyed when two fans wouldn’t rise___This is deplorable, and must be stopped.

As you may know, September is #chronicpain awareness month. I'll say it before, and I'll say it again: you don't have to have to have a visible medical device to prove your condition, illness, or disability. A disability doesn't mean you are moving in a wheelchair. A lack of placard displaying in your car window doesn't denote your living situation, your access to care, your benefits you may/may not receive, economic hardships faced and the brutal fight with the social security disability process that almost guarantees a denial the first time.

That being said, Kanye West had a concert. He forced everyone to stand, obnoxiously stopping the song until a couple remained. One waved a prosthetic limb to show "proof" if you will. The other? Until his bodyguards confirmed that the man was actually in a wheelchair, only then did he proceed the rest of his song.
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Via ABCNews:
“There’s literally two people left,” he said.

“Stand up, stand up, stand up,” the fans chanted.

One of the fans reportedly held up a prosthetic limb, according to The Independent.

Someone else was still sitting.

“This is the longest I’ve had to wait to do a song. ... It’s unbelievable,” West said. “Now, if he’s in a wheelchair, then it’s fine.”

West apparently waited for confirmation from one of his bodyguards -- yes, the fan was in a wheelchair -- before launching back into “Good Life” with no apparent apology.
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No, just no. Stop the stigmas, the stereotypes, the ignorance.
Tagged: #chronicpain #chronicpainawarenessmonth #no #spoonies


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2014-09-09 02:08:56 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Some of my newest finds via chests in Adventure Time #CardWars for iOS

Tagged: #gaming #games #battledeck #ios #ipad


Some of my newest finds via chests in Adventure Time #CardWars for iOS

Tagged: #gaming #games #battledeck #ios #ipad
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2014-09-09 01:54:58 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

These whippersnappers are so spoiled. And good grief, I love #gaming. It's all about the respawn. Thanks for this, +Mark Means! 🎮

Lulz

For those of you in your late 30s or mid 40s.....watch this and tell me how old you feel afterwards.....Oy.___These whippersnappers are so spoiled. And good grief, I love #gaming. It's all about the respawn. Thanks for this, +Mark Means! 🎮

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2014-09-06 21:18:20 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Take the pledge. 💪

Tagged: #ChronicPain #USPainFoundation #Spoonies #painAwarenessMonth #Advocacy 

Take the pledge. 💪

Tagged: #ChronicPain #USPainFoundation #Spoonies #painAwarenessMonth #Advocacy ___

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2014-09-06 20:16:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

FREE IGN GAME OF THE MONTH: Hitman Go

Regularly $4.99. Available for iOS. Click the link below and grab the red button "get my free game" to get your free promo code in the App Store.
http://www.ign.com/prime/promo/hitman-go-free

Tagged: #gaming #ios #ipad #games #freebies 

FREE IGN GAME OF THE MONTH: Hitman Go

Regularly $4.99. Available for iOS. Click the link below and grab the red button "get my free game" to get your free promo code in the App Store.
http://www.ign.com/prime/promo/hitman-go-free

Tagged: #gaming #ios #ipad #games #freebies ___

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2014-09-05 03:43:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Loved Joan. She made me smile for days.

The life of Joan Rivers: 1933 - 2014 --- PHOTOS: http://abcn.ws/1rOJNhT

#JoanRivers___Loved Joan. She made me smile for days.

2014-09-03 02:33:43 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Use Amazon Smile and Donate to 501(c)(3) nonprofits such as US Pain Foundation Inc.

It's Chronic Pain awareness month. You can help simply by shopping on +Amazon.com by choosing one of the million charities available via Amazon Smile. In turn, 0.5% of your purchase price will be donated to the charity that you chose.

This month, choose a nonprofit that sits close to your heart and acknowledges pain and helps those living with pain. it makes the world of difference.

Set your charity and shop at
https://smile.amazon.com

Find out more about Amazon Smile at
http://smile.amazon.com/about/ref=smi_ge_ul_lm_raas

tagged: #chronicpain #spoonies #painawarenessmonth #charity #nonprofit #pain #amazon #shop





Use Amazon Smile and Donate to 501(c)(3) nonprofits such as US Pain Foundation Inc.

It's Chronic Pain awareness month. You can help simply by shopping on +Amazon.com by choosing one of the million charities available via Amazon Smile. In turn, 0.5% of your purchase price will be donated to the charity that you chose.

This month, choose a nonprofit that sits close to your heart and acknowledges pain and helps those living with pain. it makes the world of difference.

Set your charity and shop at
https://smile.amazon.com

Find out more about Amazon Smile at
http://smile.amazon.com/about/ref=smi_ge_ul_lm_raas

tagged: #chronicpain #spoonies #painawarenessmonth #charity #nonprofit #pain #amazon #shop



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2014-09-01 19:24:51 (0 comments, 8 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

It's National Pain Awareness Month.

This month sits very close to home with me and for me, not only as someone living with #ChronicPain but Ambassador for US Pain Foundation as well. Most people aren't aware that conditions, illness, and other forms of trauma can be invisible to others, yet a battling reality for those #Spoonies everyday. Pain is real. Ignorance is real. The stigmas, the faltered relationships, the limitations on some things, the endurance and hope one must have just to get through the day can be staggering to anyone living with chronic pain.

"You don't look sick." You may not have a visible limp, need an assistive device, or the like and pain is still there. We are chronic pain warriors. We are not psychosomatic symptoms. We are real people, battling insurers and the complex healthcare system, friends and family that may not support us,... more »

It's National Pain Awareness Month.

This month sits very close to home with me and for me, not only as someone living with #ChronicPain but Ambassador for US Pain Foundation as well. Most people aren't aware that conditions, illness, and other forms of trauma can be invisible to others, yet a battling reality for those #Spoonies everyday. Pain is real. Ignorance is real. The stigmas, the faltered relationships, the limitations on some things, the endurance and hope one must have just to get through the day can be staggering to anyone living with chronic pain.

"You don't look sick." You may not have a visible limp, need an assistive device, or the like and pain is still there. We are chronic pain warriors. We are not psychosomatic symptoms. We are real people, battling insurers and the complex healthcare system, friends and family that may not support us, and even employers that don't provide a way for us.

For myself, I educate myself about so many different diseases, conditions, and trauma. I never assume. I always stand up for proper laws and bills to pass that will help those with chronic pain-contacting members of the proper government, and advocating. I advocate wherever I go. When there is a stereotype, I abolish it and shut it down immediately. I am my best advocate. I speak up for myself and those that might can't.

There are various ways to help, educate, and advocate and stay informed. Contact local lawmakers. Reach out to the chronic pain community. Volunteer. Donate if you can, even if it's time out of your day.

You do not know of anyone's struggle. Pain is real. This community is strong. Together, we can make a difference.

Visit http://www.uspainfoundation.org/index.html

http://www.theacpa.org/uploads/Pain_Awareness_Month_History.pdf

Image via http://www.kelliaellis.com___

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2014-08-28 06:16:09 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Bow ties are cool.

So, no bow tie? Buy one. Ladies look great in them as well. I say even put a fancy bow tie hair clip in your hair if you want. I have one. You'll never go wrong with a classic.

Tomorrow is National Bow Tie Day. I expect to see your best. Just in case you need to brush up ... Did I mention you get to see inside my closet? #BowTiesAreCool

How to Tie a Bow Tie: http://bit.ly/HowtoTieaBowTie___Bow ties are cool.

So, no bow tie? Buy one. Ladies look great in them as well. I say even put a fancy bow tie hair clip in your hair if you want. I have one. You'll never go wrong with a classic.

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2014-08-05 17:38:48 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Have a smile today with +Disney and peek through the mirror. 

Have a smile today with +Disney and peek through the mirror. ___

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2014-08-05 02:15:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

+IGN FREE Game of the month: Walking Dead Season 2.

Click on link for iOS promo code to download in the App Store and game on.

tagged: #gaming #ios #zombies #walkingdead #app 

+IGN FREE Game of the month: Walking Dead Season 2.

Click on link for iOS promo code to download in the App Store and game on.

tagged: #gaming #ios #zombies #walkingdead #app ___

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2014-08-04 19:57:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Classic Punch Out #gaming. 🎮

Classic Punch Out #gaming. 🎮___

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2014-07-31 03:18:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

It's all about the cosplay.
#sdcc2014 

It's all about the cosplay.
#sdcc2014 ___

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2014-07-30 19:01:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Probably the most complex concrete form I've seen out there, but worth a try. Beautiful, if written in song I suppose especially with the couplets. Got to love the originality.

Tagged: #Poetry

Try your hand at the English madrigal, a form invented by Geoffrey Chaucer.

Learn the rules and poem along here: http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/madrigal-poetic-form___Probably the most complex concrete form I've seen out there, but worth a try. Beautiful, if written in song I suppose especially with the couplets. Got to love the originality.

Tagged: #Poetry

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2014-07-30 18:49:18 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

This happened today. Can't contain the excitement. #books 

This happened today. Can't contain the excitement. #books ___

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2014-07-27 05:06:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

So if you have a little insomnia, enjoy this free iOS #Book of the week. Well, comic. Great celebration for #sdcc and all that. Lots of great free comics on the iBooks store btw. Happy Reading. 

So if you have a little insomnia, enjoy this free iOS #Book of the week. Well, comic. Great celebration for #sdcc and all that. Lots of great free comics on the iBooks store btw. Happy Reading. ___

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2014-07-25 21:46:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Free Courses: Higher Learning at No Cost.

Every now and then, I check out free MOOC (massive online open course)free classes. Tons of them out there now. Some even over certificates, both with minimal fee or no fee. Course is always free though. If you're interested in learning about Computer Programing, here's a course for you. There's also Linux, Chemistry, English, Grammar, Engineering, Poetry and so much more at edX.

List of popular MOOCs
edX courses: https://www.edx.org/course-list

Coursera: https://www.coursera.org/courses

MIT open courseware http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

Yale: http://oyc.yale.edu

Carnegie Mellon Opencourse http://oli.cmu.edu/learn-with-oli/see-our-free-open-courses/

iTunesU (app has free courseware from various colleges) ... more »

Free Courses: Higher Learning at No Cost.

Every now and then, I check out free MOOC (massive online open course)free classes. Tons of them out there now. Some even over certificates, both with minimal fee or no fee. Course is always free though. If you're interested in learning about Computer Programing, here's a course for you. There's also Linux, Chemistry, English, Grammar, Engineering, Poetry and so much more at edX.

List of popular MOOCs
edX courses: https://www.edx.org/course-list

Coursera: https://www.coursera.org/courses

MIT open courseware http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

Yale: http://oyc.yale.edu

Carnegie Mellon Opencourse http://oli.cmu.edu/learn-with-oli/see-our-free-open-courses/

iTunesU (app has free courseware from various colleges)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/itunes-u/id490217893?mt=8



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2014-07-23 23:57:02 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Join in *#SpoonieChat every Wednesday via Twitter hosted by @dawnMGibson*

From 8-10 via Twitter, follow along on the hashtag with healthcare related discussions, including #chronicpain and meet other Spoonies, as well as share your experiences. Reaching out to others, sharing stories, advocating, giving resources are all vital in building community for help and hope.

Visit the discussion format below for questions, and see you there. As always, I hope that you are having a no pain or low pain day and this reaches you in the best health possible.

tagged: #spoonies #healthcare #chronicpain #healthcare #twitter #social #chat 

Join in *#SpoonieChat every Wednesday via Twitter hosted by @dawnMGibson*

From 8-10 via Twitter, follow along on the hashtag with healthcare related discussions, including #chronicpain and meet other Spoonies, as well as share your experiences. Reaching out to others, sharing stories, advocating, giving resources are all vital in building community for help and hope.

Visit the discussion format below for questions, and see you there. As always, I hope that you are having a no pain or low pain day and this reaches you in the best health possible.

tagged: #spoonies #healthcare #chronicpain #healthcare #twitter #social #chat ___

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2014-07-23 20:51:36 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

This. A hundred times this.

Support Artists - Want more cool stuff to share on social media? Make sure you help give artists the proper credit

I see so much of my friends photos, cartoons, and artwork shared on the web which is a great thing!!  The bad part is when their work is shared and there is no link back to either their site or their profile so more people can find them and thus they are encouraged to make more cool stuff to post.  Worse are those that will post these things as if they were the ones who created it.  And those who shall remain in the pits of hell are those who actually change the image to include their own URL.  

But if I am sharing their work, isn't that good enough.  I am giving them free publicity

No.  Many artists work off commissions or even the little bit of ad dollars they get on their site.  +Nate Fakes has had his work shared by one celeb multiple times on Facebook without linking to his profile or his site.  You know what Nate got out of that.  Nothing.  I had something shared on social media that did include a link back to my profile and in one day it accounted for 1,000 new people liking my work.  That is the power of giving proper attribution.  Which again empowers artists to create more cool stuff.

One thing I do is if I see something shared that doesn't have a link, and it is obvious who the artist is, I will share that in the comments.  Many times the OP will then edit their post to include it but if not, others will see it.

So share away but give the proper attribution and support the arts!!___This. A hundred times this.

2014-07-22 02:42:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Support artists.

COMIC FANS! As you make your way to SDCC remember most of the artist spend more money to be there than they can ever make during the convention. Do yourself a favor and wander over the Illustrators booths and artist alley and discover the visual storytellers behind your favorite comics, games, toys, and cartoons. You'll be connecting with real people not products and who knows you may just find a cool print or original art you can't live without. See you there! Booth 5560 ‪#‎SDCC‬___Support artists.

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2014-07-21 18:57:21 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Life Saving Meds: Help Pass SB 2096 For The #ChronicPain and #Spoonie Community

Ten days are left to pass Senate Bill 2096-An Act Relative to Financial Patient Protection in the state of Massachusetts. This bill would put a cap on copays from which vital meds are often needed, especially in the case of specialty meds where meds are exceeding expensive and the treatment works where others have failed. We cannot deny patients specialty meds and treatments, yet #chronicpain patients are often stuck wondering how to afford their meds even with insurance and other coverage. Meds can cost hundreds, even up to thousands monthly-all without a cap, where one is wondering how to afford them.

How can you help?
🔹You can read SB 2096 in its entirety here at https://malegislature.gov/Bills/188/Senate/S2096 and see bill summary.

🔹If you agreeto ad... more »

Life Saving Meds: Help Pass SB 2096 For The #ChronicPain and #Spoonie Community

Ten days are left to pass Senate Bill 2096-An Act Relative to Financial Patient Protection in the state of Massachusetts. This bill would put a cap on copays from which vital meds are often needed, especially in the case of specialty meds where meds are exceeding expensive and the treatment works where others have failed. We cannot deny patients specialty meds and treatments, yet #chronicpain patients are often stuck wondering how to afford their meds even with insurance and other coverage. Meds can cost hundreds, even up to thousands monthly-all without a cap, where one is wondering how to afford them.

How can you help?
🔹You can read SB 2096 in its entirety here at https://malegislature.gov/Bills/188/Senate/S2096 and see bill summary.

🔹If you agree to advocate and support, please contact Senate Committee Members on Ways and Means at https://malegislature.gov/Committees/Senate/S30
Senate Information
Room 212
State House
Boston, MA 02133
Tel:(617) 722-1481

🔹Also visit https://malegislature.gov/People/Profile/AWP0 as the bill was sponsored by Senator Anthony Petruccelli. Email, call, and give your voice on how this effects the pain community and those living with chronic conditions but not limited to life threatening conditions as well. Advocate for fair access to meds, and thank those officials that are fighting for treatments for patients.


🔹Follow the hashtag
#copaycap on social media and give your voice.
reshare this post if you can, and get the word out.

Tagged:
#chronicpain #spoonies #advocacy #meds #Senate #laws #healthcare ___

2014-07-20 16:20:46 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

You are awesome.
That is all. 

You are awesome.
That is all. ___

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2014-07-18 02:28:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

#TBT 🎵

#TBT 🎵___

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2014-07-17 15:05:09 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Tagged #ChronicPain #Spoonies #Healthcare #meds

AVOIDING OPIOID MISUSE (Part 1)

Chronic pain is complex and challenging both to live with and to treat. The potential mixture of pain, mood and sleep problems, reduced function, interactions with social life, work related issues, and much more, and with not two persons living with pain being alike, is quite a challenge. Even though “pain” should never be the only item to focus on, it is at the core of the problems, and may lead to prescription of opioids. Opioids have risks and benefits, but how do we balance and navigate?
One of the big problems at hand is there – strangely enough – are rather few studies of good quality to guide. In short there is good evidence for the efficacy of opioids on acute pain, but much more doubtful evidence when it comes to long-term use. “Long term” most often means more than 90 days! In a Cochrane review from 2013 it was concluded:

“There is some evidence (very low to moderate quality) for short-term efficacy (for both pain and function) of opioids to treat chronic low back pain compared to placebo. The very few trials that compared opioids to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or antidepressants did not show any differences regarding pain and function. The initiation of a trial of opioids for long-term management should be done with extreme caution, especially after a comprehensive assessment of potential risks. There are no placebo-controlled trials supporting the effectiveness and safety of long-term opioid therapy for treatment of chronic low back pain.”

Now, reviews and guidelines are intended to provide an overview of existing evidence and recommendations in general, but as no two persons living with pain are alike should the treatment be individualised, obviously paying close attention to the general evidence. This individualization must be on both benefits and risks of using opioids.

Indeed there are risks to be aware of, especially the rising prevalence of opioid misuse, abuse, and fatal overdoses. Risks to be assessed and evaluated at an individual level, and held against the potential benefits of opioids treatment, benefits which, according to the Cochrane review and other studies and reviews, must be expected to be rather limited.

Pain does not transits from acute to chronic over night, but rather as a gradually process often taking place between 3 to 12 months after the debut of the pain. Using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI, a technique to detects which centers of the brain are active during specific experiences and stimuli) it has been documented how brain activity for pain in the early phases after an injury or other cause of pain, is limited to regions involved in acute pain, whereas in chronic pain activity is confined to emotion-related circuitry. The brain imaging studies have even been able to demonstrate how these changes gradually take place in the brain as the pain becomes chronic between 3 and 12 months after the injury or disease. This is not the same as saying “the pain is all in your head.” The pain is not a product of imagination; it is a complex process beyond the individual’s control leading to long term or even persisting changes in the brain and nervous system.

In recent years multiple studies have identified persons at higher risk for pain to become chronic. These groups include among other conditions persons with depression or other mood conditions, anxiety, fear, having sleep problems, previous long time pain, and persons who are lonely. It is important to remember, however, that all chronic pain has once been acute pain, and that early reduction of pain has been proven to reduce the risk for pain to become chronic, just as addressing potential risk factors, as those mentioned above, is crucial to reduce the risk for pain to become chronic.

Besides effect on pain opioids also have many other effects including calming effects reducing the burden of anxiety and depression, and even induce sleep. Using side effects of opioids to treat these serious parts of life with chronic pain, with the potential serious risk for misuse and addiction, is obviously not the way to manage the chronic pain complex. Many other treatments both pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical exist. Research has documented that proactively addressing the manageable comorbidities of chronic pain has the potential to improve quality of life and mitigate risk of opioid misuse/abuse.

How to navigate this risk complex and how to use modern technology to do so, will be discussed in “Part 2″ next week 

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#chronicpain   #painmanagement   #opioid   #medicine   #publichealth  ___Tagged #ChronicPain #Spoonies #Healthcare #meds

2014-07-04 00:55:17 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

There are a lot of good people in this world.

Remember that. Humanity is there somewhere. Can't find it, become it. 

There are a lot of good people in this world.

Remember that. Humanity is there somewhere. Can't find it, become it. ___

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2014-07-01 03:03:30 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Take the shame, +Hobby Lobby. Just take the shame. 👎 #SCOTUS 

Take the shame, +Hobby Lobby. Just take the shame. 👎 #SCOTUS ___

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2014-06-28 19:32:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Puncha Yo Buns

I'm a buff baby that can dance like a man,
I can shake-a my fanny, I can shake-a my can!
I'm a tough tootin' baby, I can punch-a your buns!
Punch-a your buns, I can punch all your buns!
If you're an evil witch, I will punch you for fun!

#AdventureTime #cartoons #mathematical #theselumps #whatTimeisIt


Puncha Yo Buns

I'm a buff baby that can dance like a man,
I can shake-a my fanny, I can shake-a my can!
I'm a tough tootin' baby, I can punch-a your buns!
Punch-a your buns, I can punch all your buns!
If you're an evil witch, I will punch you for fun!

#AdventureTime #cartoons #mathematical #theselumps #whatTimeisIt
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2014-06-17 16:57:36 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I Advocate for Medical Marijuana for ChronicPain.

While this subject may be controversial in nature, there is a myth versus reality argument for marijuana while chronic pain is all too real. Many studies have concluded the efficacy of how well cannabis can help aide with neuropathic pain, nausea and vomiting with cancer and caloric intake and mood, for example.

The MPP or Marijuana Policy Project is a grassroots operation leading the effort in Washington, D.C. to pass federal medical marijuana legislation, as well as to replace marijuana prohibition with a system of sensible regulation and control. With that said, it's a helpful resource to help one if they need info on all marijuana legalization laws/bills in the 50 states and resources on up to date contact info for your local representatives.

So what's your current bill or law on passing marijuana? This... more »

I Advocate for Medical Marijuana for ChronicPain.

While this subject may be controversial in nature, there is a myth versus reality argument for marijuana while chronic pain is all too real. Many studies have concluded the efficacy of how well cannabis can help aide with neuropathic pain, nausea and vomiting with cancer and caloric intake and mood, for example.

The MPP or Marijuana Policy Project is a grassroots operation leading the effort in Washington, D.C. to pass federal medical marijuana legislation, as well as to replace marijuana prohibition with a system of sensible regulation and control. With that said, it's a helpful resource to help one if they need info on all marijuana legalization laws/bills in the 50 states and resources on up to date contact info for your local representatives.

So what's your current bill or law on passing marijuana? This can help members of the pain community and #spoonies.
Check out current legislation at
http://www.mpp.org/states/key-marijuana-policy-reform.html

Want to get involved? Read bills, and of you support them-act. Contact your legislation at
http://www.mpp.org/our-work/federal-policy/

Tagged: #chronicpain #advocacy #laws #bills #pain


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2014-05-21 20:00:26 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

HBO Select titles via +Amazon.com Prime.

Some great titles to binge watch to. I cut the cord a long time ago, and I have to admit, the selection via Prime has been getting better and better. Not to mention having Amazon prime shipping and borrowing Kindle titles are part of the package, although their yearly fee will increase-it's worth it to me. I'm a huge fan of Amazon and +Netflix... now +Hulu I've been on the fence about since increased ads, taking down past seasons of titles, and "web only" content which makes no sense when playing on devices such as Roku or ipad as I own, even though there may be a workaround.

Have you cut the cord? What device(s) do you use to stream?

tagged: #tv #Internettv #streaming #prime #amazonprime #netflix #bingewatch #ios 

HBO Select titles via +Amazon.com Prime.

Some great titles to binge watch to. I cut the cord a long time ago, and I have to admit, the selection via Prime has been getting better and better. Not to mention having Amazon prime shipping and borrowing Kindle titles are part of the package, although their yearly fee will increase-it's worth it to me. I'm a huge fan of Amazon and +Netflix... now +Hulu I've been on the fence about since increased ads, taking down past seasons of titles, and "web only" content which makes no sense when playing on devices such as Roku or ipad as I own, even though there may be a workaround.

Have you cut the cord? What device(s) do you use to stream?

tagged: #tv #Internettv #streaming #prime #amazonprime #netflix #bingewatch #ios ___

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2014-05-21 02:09:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

New books.

Yes, I know. I have a possible...problem? Got these three over the weekend, and have been so excited. Bargain bin finds. That's always good, huh? So far, Scary Stories Treasury has been thumbed through all to the delight of Bambino. When I was little, I loooovvveeed Scary Stories To Tell In the Dark. The illustrations alone were creepy enough to close my eyes. Scoring a Doctor Who book is a no brainer for me, especially in hardcover. Basketball Wife (well, not really...but she's on the show)rounds up the last book in her tell all story. Might be interesting, who knows.

Right now, I'm still reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed. Taking my time with this one.

You know what's good? Having books on a shelf you haven't read yet. Different genres. So you'll catch one mood or another.

What Are You Reading?

Tagged: #books... more »

New books.

Yes, I know. I have a possible...problem? Got these three over the weekend, and have been so excited. Bargain bin finds. That's always good, huh? So far, Scary Stories Treasury has been thumbed through all to the delight of Bambino. When I was little, I loooovvveeed Scary Stories To Tell In the Dark. The illustrations alone were creepy enough to close my eyes. Scoring a Doctor Who book is a no brainer for me, especially in hardcover. Basketball Wife (well, not really...but she's on the show)rounds up the last book in her tell all story. Might be interesting, who knows.

Right now, I'm still reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed. Taking my time with this one.

You know what's good? Having books on a shelf you haven't read yet. Different genres. So you'll catch one mood or another.

What Are You Reading?

Tagged: #books #bibliophile #amreading #bookshelf ___

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2014-05-21 01:33:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

A little Art of the Day while seeing the history of Poe's Raven come to life.

Enjoy.

Tagged: #poetry #art #history 

A little Art of the Day while seeing the history of Poe's Raven come to life.

Enjoy.

Tagged: #poetry #art #history ___

2014-05-07 00:15:05 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Insert quote, picture, news headline, or monotonous nothings of everyday life. It's a post here. Scroll along. 😎

Insert quote, picture, news headline, or monotonous nothings of everyday life. It's a post here. Scroll along. 😎___

2014-05-01 18:40:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

There are some serious G+ fanboys/girls on here. Good grief. Let it be known that if precious Google makes a mistake, such as forced sign in integration, people can and will have their opinion. If people heard rumors and wanna report, let them talk. If people wanna call this platform a ghost town, so be it. Do you not know that products get criticized daily, and perhaps through these opinions that they can only get better if the company listen? I've had G+ employees comment on my threads alone to respond to problems, listen to feedback, and so on. While it's good to hear "G+ isn't going anywhere" or "G+ is better than (insert other social media platform here)" it doesn't help the company in the long run. Boosts its morale? Yes. But you learn absolutely nothing if the consumer isn't honest with the product. This is why feedback and criticism is necessary. All... more »

There are some serious G+ fanboys/girls on here. Good grief. Let it be known that if precious Google makes a mistake, such as forced sign in integration, people can and will have their opinion. If people heard rumors and wanna report, let them talk. If people wanna call this platform a ghost town, so be it. Do you not know that products get criticized daily, and perhaps through these opinions that they can only get better if the company listen? I've had G+ employees comment on my threads alone to respond to problems, listen to feedback, and so on. While it's good to hear "G+ isn't going anywhere" or "G+ is better than (insert other social media platform here)" it doesn't help the company in the long run. Boosts its morale? Yes. But you learn absolutely nothing if the consumer isn't honest with the product. This is why feedback and criticism is necessary. All why being respectful in the process. I can, and will say +Google+ is a nice platform but isn't perfect. I don't use it everyday. I am upset with its changes.

Put your pitchforks down. Take a deep breath. If someone has an opinion against the platform they're using, let them have it. ___

2014-04-29 21:28:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

We welcome NBA's decision to ban Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life.

It is the most severe punitive action the #NBA has ever taken against an owner and sends an important message that #racism and hatred, especially from public figures, is unacceptable. 

We welcome NBA's decision to ban Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life.

It is the most severe punitive action the #NBA has ever taken against an owner and sends an important message that #racism and hatred, especially from public figures, is unacceptable. ___

2014-04-28 22:21:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

What the deuce is up with you people +1 posts from two years ago and so on? Dang you searching deep. Hashtags aren't even that unique. It's so random to me. Most be something spammy going on. 

What the deuce is up with you people +1 posts from two years ago and so on? Dang you searching deep. Hashtags aren't even that unique. It's so random to me. Most be something spammy going on. ___

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2014-04-24 13:50:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Yesterday was world book night, or #wbn2014. On Shakespeare's birthday I was one of 25,000 nationwide volunteers giving away books from this nonprofit WBN America to promote literacy and the joy of reading to light and non readers in my community. This year I handed out 20 copies of "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed. Its a beautiful experience to give to others and to follow the hashtag on Twitter, and see the various essays, pics, and videos included on the site. It's also National #Poetry Month so I gave away 10 copies of Poetry magazine. Great reads.

Thanks to all the volunteers, book donors/authors and publishers, UPS, libraries, and all the companies in between that make this possible yearly.

Last year I gave out "Phantom Tollbooth." 😃

To find out more info, visit http://worldbooknight.org

Yesterday was world book night, or #wbn2014. On Shakespeare's birthday I was one of 25,000 nationwide volunteers giving away books from this nonprofit WBN America to promote literacy and the joy of reading to light and non readers in my community. This year I handed out 20 copies of "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed. Its a beautiful experience to give to others and to follow the hashtag on Twitter, and see the various essays, pics, and videos included on the site. It's also National #Poetry Month so I gave away 10 copies of Poetry magazine. Great reads.

Thanks to all the volunteers, book donors/authors and publishers, UPS, libraries, and all the companies in between that make this possible yearly.

Last year I gave out "Phantom Tollbooth." 😃

To find out more info, visit http://worldbooknight.org___

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2014-04-21 21:32:27 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

My eggies from yesterday. That was pretty fun. Couple got cracked, or ended up looking like Dinosaur eggs which made them looking cooler. Which was fine by me. 🍳 Its all about making the memories.

#Easter2014

My eggies from yesterday. That was pretty fun. Couple got cracked, or ended up looking like Dinosaur eggs which made them looking cooler. Which was fine by me. 🍳 Its all about making the memories.

#Easter2014___

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2014-04-20 17:51:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Happy Easter!

Have a blessed day, my loves. He is risen. I am off to dye eggs with Bambino, although I haven't dyed eggs in a couple of years and am out of practice. Should be fun, getting a little messy. I even have stickers. I mentioned earlier I'm only interested in the egg salad though. There's lot of chocolate in his basket, but I'm not interested. I do want coffee though. I pray that everyone has a beautiful day. If you don't celebrate, that's okay too-have a beautiful day as well.

Much love, G+🌻 

Happy Easter!

Have a blessed day, my loves. He is risen. I am off to dye eggs with Bambino, although I haven't dyed eggs in a couple of years and am out of practice. Should be fun, getting a little messy. I even have stickers. I mentioned earlier I'm only interested in the egg salad though. There's lot of chocolate in his basket, but I'm not interested. I do want coffee though. I pray that everyone has a beautiful day. If you don't celebrate, that's okay too-have a beautiful day as well.

Much love, G+🌻 ___

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2014-04-19 04:00:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Coolest thing I seen all day. Enjoy. 🎮

#songs #gaming #gamers #mario #classics #youtube 

Coolest thing I seen all day. Enjoy. 🎮

#songs #gaming #gamers #mario #classics #youtube ___

2014-04-14 20:58:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Amen.

All beings want to live undisturbed in peace and happiness. Therefore, the concept of human rights is universal. It should apply to everyone who experiences pain or pleasure. This is why developing sincere concern for others gives us peace of mind; it brings with it trust and a sense of peace. Cultivating warm-heartedness contributes to our own well-being.___Amen.

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2014-04-03 20:58:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

#Free for iOS Tiny Thief

I love this game. It's so cool. You play a little hero who uses his cunning and trickery to steal objects in the world of greed, protecting the King and facing his foes such as the Dark Knight all in medieval times. His cute little ferret friend sticks by his side. It's a puzzle game. Logic. Not everything is going to be spelled out for you in many levels, and that's the fun of it. Try to get all the objects if you can and get 3 stars to pass the levels and unlock all the chapters, to seek out the adventure, as it's a great story.

Reg. $2.99. Free for limited time, so grab it while you can.

Tagged: #ipad #iphone #ios #gaming 

#Free for iOS Tiny Thief

I love this game. It's so cool. You play a little hero who uses his cunning and trickery to steal objects in the world of greed, protecting the King and facing his foes such as the Dark Knight all in medieval times. His cute little ferret friend sticks by his side. It's a puzzle game. Logic. Not everything is going to be spelled out for you in many levels, and that's the fun of it. Try to get all the objects if you can and get 3 stars to pass the levels and unlock all the chapters, to seek out the adventure, as it's a great story.

Reg. $2.99. Free for limited time, so grab it while you can.

Tagged: #ipad #iphone #ios #gaming ___

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2014-03-28 16:22:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

My favorite artist of all time. I own a thick Taschen glossy paged book describing every minute detail of him and his work it possibly can. This is quite beautiful.

This Sunday will mark the 161st birthday of Vincent Van Gogh.
To celebrate, we'd like to share his The Starry Night from The Museum of Modern Art's collection, which is available in #Gigapixel technology. Zoom in to see the painter's brushstrokes on one of the most famous paintings in the world: http://goo.gl/8DbNtP #art #vangogh___My favorite artist of all time. I own a thick Taschen glossy paged book describing every minute detail of him and his work it possibly can. This is quite beautiful.

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2014-03-25 22:55:02 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Way behind on writing, but perhaps I'll enjoy catching up. So will you.

#BookSpine365

Way behind on writing, but perhaps I'll enjoy catching up. So will you.

#BookSpine365___

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2014-03-22 06:48:52 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Sufferin' Succotash! It's #Caturday. 🐱

Sufferin' Succotash! It's #Caturday. 🐱___

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