Monday, March 31, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Divorce is serious. business

But .. consciously uncoupling?


Some celebrities are so much more enlightened and evolved as human beings than the rest of us, they even divorce better than we do!

Gag.  Just gag.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014

Friday, March 7, 2014

Are you changing your passwords?

There are some sites where I have had the same password for YEARS.  No lie.  Then you hear about all this
identity theft, security breaches at departments stores, millions of credit card numbers stolen .. it's frightening!

So, I finally bit the bullet and started changing the important passwords.  The less important passwords will be changed more gradually.

Do you worry about it?

Mostly I really haven't.  But lately I've gotten several emails that look SO authentic, asking me to sign on to various accounts, for all kinds of reasons.  Most banking sites, PayPal, etc - will tell you - we will NEVER send you an email asking you to click on a link to sign in to
your account.  So when I get one of those emails, I marvel at how
real they look.

Remember the days of misspelled, badly written emails trying to convince you to reply with personal information?  Those are still around, but these days there are many more sophisticated fakes coming your way.  Don't do it.  Even if the email address it comes from looks real, don't fall for it.  If you think your financial institution really needs information from you - go onto their site the normal way, NOT using your email.

And start changing your passwords.  Unfortunately - you need to make them HARD.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Saturday, March 1, 2014

So about that sleep thing ...

Sleep is not over-rated!  Now that I've had my new cpap supplies for a couple of weeks - oh my gosh I feel like I can think again!  Not as well as when I was 25, but hey - you can't have everything.

If you experience overwhelming sleepiness and fatigue during the day, I'd recommend an app called SleepAnalyze.  A sleep disorder may not be the cause of your issues, but why not find out?

You put your phone next to your bed and it listens to you sleep.  It is sound activated and records whether you toss and turn, snore, or talk in your sleep. You can set a delay if you don't fall asleep right away, or watch TV before bed.  You can even have it play music for an allotted amount of time before you want it to start recording.

Before my new supplies arrived, I used the app one night.  There were well over a thousand "interruptions", mostly snoring and snuffling and some coughing. The sounds .. ugh!  Embarrassing.  Two nights after starting to sleep with the cpap again, there were 0 "interruptions" during the night and about 400 after I took the mask off at 7:30 in the morning and then slept in for another 2 hours.

Analyzing your sleep is only a first step if you need help.  After that you would have to have your doctor send you for a sleep study which can be pretty expensive if you don't have insurance.  But if you suffer from some kind of sleep disorder, I truly hope you can have the testing to confirm it - and to treat it.

Sleep is a wonderful thing when you can get it, and I hope you can.