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Marilyn Ritter
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Squatting in skinny jeans can lead to nerve damage

Cautionary tale: Doctors in Australia report that a 35-year-old woman was hospitalized for four days after experiencing muscle damage, swelling and nerve blockages in her legs after squatting for several hours while wearing skinny jeans. 

Bad bongos this: this gal wore her skinny jeans on while squatting to clean out kitchen cupboards. Later that day walking she lost feeling in her feet and ended up laying on the ground for several hours until discovered and  brought to the hospital. 

Morale of this story: Loosen up!

#skinnyjeans    #loosenup  
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+Karen V Chin  Per the article the pressure of non-giving jeans caused swelling which didn't have anywhere to go but in. Bizarre problem. I usually do housework or projects in more comfortable clothes. Somehow this problem reminds me of those old sitcoms like Leave It to Beaver where the mom wears high heels, pearls and a shirtwaist dress and just dons an apron to cook dinner. Phew! Glad that's not me!
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Using the Right Tools = Great Results
That rule applies x 10 for a newbie stepping off the edge into the world of online presence! 

Thanks +Mary Stovall!

#righttools   #onlinenewbie  
7 Awesome Tools To Get Started Online
Simple and reliable tools for new entrepreneurs

1. Purchase a Domain Name:  Google Domains 

2. Get Started on Google+:  Google My Business 

3. Build a Website:  Squarespace

4. Create Images: Canva

5. Optimize for Search Engines: SEO Help - The Book: by_ David Amerland

6. Enhance Your Web Presence:  Google Webmaster Tools

7. Test. Measure. Repeat:  Google Analytics

These are the tools I use and adore. Let me know here if you need help or have other tools you find useful!

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Thank you +Marilyn Ritter​ !
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God Loves Fangs

#caturday   #savannahcat  
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+sookie tex thanks so much...our kitties are an endless source of entertainment for us. 
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For the Love of Reading

Independent bookstores rock.  Supporting them helps provide a place the odd, the quirky, the not-main-stream and the not-yet-discovered.   

Haven't been to a local independent bookstore in while?  Me neither. I was reminded of the pleasure yesterday evening at Kepler's Books in Menlo Park CA when author Jacqueline Winspear treated fans to fascinating insights on historical and cultural context of her post World War I mystery novels.
How does one choose to write about World World I? Winspear's interest in The Great War (World War I) and the far reaching aftermath was sparked by her beloved grandfather who was troubled by shell shock (now known as PTSD).

The protagonist, Maisie Dobbs, styles herself as a psychologist and investigator and Winspear's extensive research brings her to life as an individual within the greater context of Great Britain during and after World War I with it's traumatic and widespread aftermath and cultural upheaval. 

Winspear's newest novel, A Dangerous Place, set in the tumult of Gibraltor during the Spanish Civil War (1937), is the 11th in this popular series.

#Indybookstores   #keplersbooks   #jacquelinewinspear   #maisiedobbs  
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Ha! You got it.
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Fallen Beauty

Morning walk find: still gorgeous delicate blossoms from a Tulip Tree. Unexpectedly, long forgotten memories of my early life in Indiana resurface. 

Anybody else make a leaf collection for High School Biology class? I That's where the Tulip Tree got on my radar. Funny what sticks with you over time. 

So back then I learned the Tulip Tree or Liriodendron tulipifera is indigenous to Eastern Northern America and grows to 90' in height. Hummingbirds love the nectar of it's blossoms and squirrels and other animals which feed on the seeds. 

  #tupliptree   #morningwalk  
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Life to Bloom,
Even off the branch !!
Thanks for sharing Marilyn Ritter.
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The Famous Marché Raspail in Paris

In this open-air market, dozen of stalls are put up three times a week, along the Boulevard Raspail between the Metro stations Sèvres-Babylone and Rennes. A lot of customers are regularly crossing, comparing prices or going straight to their favourite vendor. I noticed a lot of American tourists in this market :-)) .

I don't know if it's my imagination, but the sunday market, which is an organic one, has got a particularly laid back atmosphere. Everybody seemed in a good mood! Maybe an effect of the better quality and better taste products, with less pesticides! A lot of homemade food as well, such as tarts, cakes, and a stall from Crete island.
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Oh my +Marilyn Ritter. I'd be there three times a week. What lovely food. 
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Extending a Helping Hand By Mentoring

Ladies have you thought about #payingtiforward  as a mentor to other women?

Recently the +Silicon Valley Business Journal extended the opportunity to 50 of us to spend the morning mentoring other Silicon Valley Business Women. It was a fabulous and uplifting experience connecting with and mentoring a talented and motivated group of 200+ women.

On March 30 there were   #MentoringMonday  gatherings in 43 locations via - that translates into touching over 10,000 women's lives!

What was it like? Each women selected her top 8 mentor choice and we had only a few minutes with each woman. Many had very specific questions of challenges, some were looking for more general career advice.  I had to dig deep. The idea of the "speed dating" style of short conversations with mentees was intimidating but it worked. All week long there have been email exchanges to follow up our discussions and set up times we can meet again one on one.  

Count me in for next years #MentoringMonday!
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What a fantastic effort and engagement!! Congrats +Marilyn Ritter, must have been quite a thrill :-)
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I do that too +Marilyn Ritter although I have to admit I'm getting better the more I learn about Reviews. :)  Never a moment to spare, I so get that.
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Fresh Forelle Pears

Each one is a work of art. Planet earth rocks! 

About Forelle Pears: one of the oldest European varieties, believed to have originated in the 1600s in northern Saxony, Germany. The name Forelle means “trout” in German, perhaps given because as it has similar coloring as a Rainbow trout. German immigrants brought Forelle pears to the U.S. in the 1800s. 

#smartphonephotography   #milkpailmarket   #pears  
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These look soo delicious! 
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I met the most interesting guy today...maybe a little stiff and old fashioned but great advice just the same.  

Here's what he shared with me:
"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."

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Great statue, thanks!  Have a wonderful w/e:)
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+Marilyn Ritter    My daughter lives in Portland where she works for the Guide Dogs for the Blind. They recently filmed an episode of Grimm in her neighborhood and paid her $50 a day not to park in her driveway but a bit outside the location. 
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Nobel Women's Initiative - A Powerful Sisterhood

A supreme example of women working together, the NWI is a super group of Nobel Prize Winning Women working together to change the world.  

The idea came to life over tea in Nairobi when 3 Noble Prize wining women, Jody Williams from the U.S., Shirin Ebadi from Iran, and the late Wangari Maathai from Kenya found they shared passion for advancing the causes of peace and women’s rights.

They wondered what could they do if they worked together, using the power and prestige of the Nobel Prize. 

From that meeting, a the powerful sisterhood, the Nobel Women's Initiative,, was born in 2006. Now together the NWI women are nine of the just 15 women who have received the Nobel prize during its 110 year history and represent nearly every continent. 

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#womenworkingtogether   #womenleaders   #NobelWomensInitiative   #InfluentialWomen  
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I flipped my life in mid stream. 

Yep...I followed my dream to move to the West Coast. Quit my long term stable job in Indianapolis, Indiana. Gave away most of my stuff. Packed the rest into a rental truck, put my car on a trailer and headed to Portland Oregon. Why Portland...long story involving the Dalai Lama, Buddhist nuns, and a reunion with my friends from Indiana University.

My special genius? I find simple solutions to complex situations.

Sorry not a geek. Maybe next lifetime or maybe a flamenco dancer.

Trying to slip me into your circles? Here's a few more bits:

  • Live in Silicon Valley with my best friend +George Cohn
  • Have 2 Savannah Cats, Leopold and Madeline
  • Meditator and Yogini
  • Beekeeper
  • Love live music and art fairs
  • Margaritas and Mojitos made with honey are a specialty
  • Hot Air Ballooning enthusiast
  • Shy until I get to know you but once I loosen up I'm prone to wacky adventures
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Honored by the Silicon Valley Business Journal as one of the Women of Influence in Silicon Valley
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Mountain View, California
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Long time favorite. The omelettes are divine and so are the hamburgers. Can't beat the milkshakes made from scratch. Love the old school decor and enjoy sitting on a tall stool at the counter watching the action. Service is just attentive enough without hovering and questions about ingredients for a friend with dietary restrictions were handled with ease and grace.
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