SNAKES ON A PLANE!

OK, maybe not on a plane, but just about everywhere else!  

Here is a small sampling of the last few months:


In a GARDEN…

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In a BUCKET…

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In front of the OFFICE…

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Along our HIKING TRAIL…

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Next to the HOUSE…

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And most exciting of all…

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RATTLESNAKE right in FRONT of US!

 

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Kaiser and UnitedHealthcare

Employers give high ratings to Kaiser and UnitedHealthcare.  Kaiser Permanente received the highest employer satisfaction rating among fully insured health plans in the 2011 employer Health Insurance Plan Study by J.D. Power and Associates.  The annual study, which evaluates employer satisfaction with health plans, found that UnitedHealthcare received the highest rating among self-insured plans.

Here is a PDF of the report:  http://bit.ly/roUUi7

Here is the article:  http://bit.ly/qrh95y

Social Networking Site for Health Consumers

Mayo Clinic Launches Social Networking Site on Health Care Issues

More than 1,000 people have joined a new social networking website that the Mayo Clinic launched last week to connect consumers with similar health-related interests, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reports.

The no-cost website is open to all members of the public. It allows users to create profiles, designate privacy settings and participate in online discussions about health care concerns (Stych, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, 7/13).

The online community also features content from the Mayo Clinic, such as blogs, videos and articles on research advances (Baier, Minnesota Public Radio, 7/7).

According to a Mayo Clinic blog post, the health care organization is “not aware of other online communities like this created by a medical provider group or hospital system” (Cheung, FierceHealthcare7/11).

Read more: http://bit.ly/nGSsGr 

 

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

The other day, I was feeling a bit negative.  Then… a thunderstorm…

rain…

a rainbow…

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… a double rainbow…

a full rainbow…

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… all the way across the sky!!

It was amazing and beautiful.  I was completely in the moment — negativity vanished.

We’re definitely empowered by our choice to be happy.

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I realized that next time, I have the ability to shift my mood, even without a rainbow.