Friday, August 23, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Oops! Don't Miss The #YestoGod Twitter Party Tonight, 8pm to 9pm EST

Live Twitter Chat TONIGHT! Use the hashtag #YesToGod. Tweet with us tonight from 8-9 pm EST. I'll be there! @ronaberrymorin

CVS cuts access to opioid pain-killers for suspect doctors

Aug 21 (Reuters) Jessica Wohl,Wed Aug 21, 2013-

CVS Caremark Corp said on Wednesday that it has taken the unusual step of cutting off access to powerful pain-killers for more than 36 doctors and other healthcare providers found to prescribe the drugs at an alarmingly high rate.

The drugstore chain, which was drawn into a government crackdown on prescription painkiller abuse last year, began revoking the dispensing privileges of certain providers in late 2012, said CVS Chief Medical Officer Troyen Brennan.

"This isn't a definitive solution to the problem," Brennan told Reuters. "We wanted to share what it was that we did and have other people in healthcare, including other pharmacies, look at what we did and discuss what some more comprehensive solutions might be."

CVS disclosed the suspensions in an article published on Wednesday on the website of the New England Journal of Medicine.

You can read the full article at Reuters.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Our Goodies Subscription Box Has Arrived! August 2013

If you haven't heard of Goodies, it's a monthly subscription box that contains an assortment of snacks for $7. The box was shipped snail mail around the 15th. It only took 4 days to get here.

First glance inside, check out the packaging! I'll be reusing this box.

Wow. This is our first Goodies box so I didn't know what to be expecting. I love that our first box contains some healthy picks.

The Daily Crave Veggie Sticks are a crisp, salty 100% natural veggie sticks. No artificial colors or flavors. They are made with potatoes, tomatoes, spinach and beets. My son and I really liked the taste and crunch. They reminded us of fried wontons.

Poplets Sea Salt & Butter are the half-popped kernels at the end of each popcorn bowl. Crisp, buttery, salty. Who knew these could be a snack on their own? Hidden Valley Ranch Sunflower Seeds have been tossed in Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning. Tangy Zangy Twisties Sour Wild Berry are gummy twists of vibrant red and blue. They are tart and chewy with wild berry flavor.

Barnie’s Pronto Coffee added to 10-oz of hot or cold water. Made with 100% Arabica beans, this concentrated liquid coffee has notes of caramel, pecan and cinnamon, with no sugar added. I like that there's no sugar added.

Exposed Alo Drink~This beverage is described as delightfully sweet and refreshing with cooling aloe vera pulp and a hint of honey. Full of vitamins, minerals, and less sugar and calories than Alō Original. We've never had the Alo Original but I'm all for less sugar!

Do you subscribe to Goodies? What did you think of the August box?

Please Check It Out: I'll Be On THEPROFESSEDWORD Tonight!

Tonight, I will be a guest on THEPROFESSEDWORD.COM with Mz Word @adub4spirit and Professor JT @TheProfessor_JT discussing Mothers Raising Black Men! 8PM EST!

Feel free to post any questions or comments on my blog or just send me a tweet @berrymorin before or during the show.

Monday, August 19, 2013

My Review: I Am Second

If you haven't heard all of the buzz about an truly inspiration website called IamSecond than this is for you.

You'll discover people sharing their personal stories of struggle. Actors. Athletes, Musicians, Business leaders. Drug addicts. People like you.

The topics vary but the message is the same. Struggles of everyday living that will give you hope, inspiration, and peace.

I actually came away from this experience with a lighter heart. Here are my favorite IAmSecond stories:

Tyrone Flowers

Many more stories are waiting to be told. You can help. Commit $2 every Tuesday to build film funds and your contribution will be used to develop, produce and promote new films. Join the project and become an I am Second insider with access to exclusive content via their Facebook page.

You can also follow I Am Second on Twitter @IamSecond.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received 1 or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising"

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Monday Menu Plan ~ August 19, 2013

I'm a sandwich, salad, soup gal. So this week, we're going to be enjoying some of my favorites.

On Sunday, my husband and I enjoyed a few episodes of 'West Wing' on Netflix. It's funny how many TV series I later discover and become a fan when they're in syndication or available online.

What's a series that you discovered after it went off the air?

Looking for recipe ideas? Come join us at Organizing Junkie for Menu Plan Monday.

chicken salad sandwiches

Antipasto Pasta Salad with Tangy Red Wine Vinaigrette

Tuscan Cannellini Bean Soup

Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches

homemade meatballs and whole wheat spaghetti

crab sandwich

baked potato salad

Glad We Hit The Pool Before This Storm! August 2013

My husband explaining the storm that hit us today!

Jumping Tandem Sunday " Don't Listen to Them"

Joyce's quote reminds me that when someone says something negative about me, this gal should only be listening to one voice.

Instead of all the negative things people say, I think of all the things that God says about me. Joyce Meyer

Please join me at Jumping Tandem for Sunday.

The Nature Box Subscription Box Has Arrived...Opened? August 2013

Usually when the Nature Box arrives I have managed to get to it first, take a few photos and than we dig in. Since I was relaxing at the pool, with my husband, he decided to dive right into the box of snacks. When you try this month's Nature Box you'll actually understand his rush.

Cocoa Waffle Wafers are lightly sweet and crispy. My husband thought they could have been more sweet. Our son and I thought they were just right. Teriyaki Twists are crunch rice cracker made with soy and a pinch of paprika. I'm not a fan but my husband and son really liked them.

Sweet Blueberry Almonds~who would have thought that these 2 ingredients would so good together? This is our family's favorite snack, from this month's box!

Another plus for the Sweet Blueberry Almonds~they're delicious on top of yogurt. Oh, and they have 'healing powers' for this chronic pain sufferer. I noticed that my hands weren't throbbing as much, after eating a few of the almonds.

Santa Fe Corn Stix are tomato, green pepper and onion flavored chips. Our son, Marcus really liked them. He asked me to take the bag before he finished them.

Cherry Berry Bonanaza are dried cranberries, red tart cherries and blueberries. (major antioxidant rich snack) No photos because we finished them off. They were delicious. Sweet, tart and chewy. Much better for you than a Gummy Bear.

The Cocoa Waffle Wafers made a yummy addition to a bowl of ice cream!

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