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BIO SKETCHES:

Location: north node of pisces in past lives

Characteristics: moon-angel, summer gypsy

Philosophy: in life and love, don’t settle for less than 100%

Greatest sin: can do nothing for a day and stay in the “ now”

Education: a student of life on earth and outbound

Style: blend of classic and eclectic

Strengths and weaknesses: shadows chasing light; light chasing shadows

Luxuries:  inner spirit dancer, theater actress, educator, painter, poet, interior designer

Addictions: diet coke, rare collections, travels around the world

Unforgettable scene: pathways of Prague in Czechoslovakia around dusk

Claim to fame: the world's worst typist


HORMONAL CHANGES WHILE FEELING THE SAND!


Blog Posted:9/20/2013 2:49:00 AM


a warm hello, everyone!... based on my psychology studies, we overproduce certain hormones depending on our emotional scale and lifestyle.. interesting? .. excessive adrenaline and cortisol punch a wallop when we get stressed –out, react in an overwhelming manner ( anger, dissatisfaction),or live on the edge... these patterns lead to chronic fatigue, possible diseases, depression, and body fat storage, among others...

now, the good news...for a balanced well-being, we can quell these hormones by releasing ‘happy’ ones, like endorphins...they fight the gangster hormones by reducing
anxiety and lifting our moods!...serotonin, endorphin and dopamine, on the other hand, regulate our blood pressure, keep us relaxed, and make us feel really good.. how? ... my teach said, “ laugh, exercise, listen to calm music, stay positive, enjoy activities you are fond of, eat right, have enough sleep, maintain a good diet, and create warm relationships.”... ahem, this sounds harder for me!..

i had an excess of these hormones while judging the SAND contest.. you all made this challenge very difficult to judge ( adrenaline and cortisol mixed together)...there are so many talented poets here on soup street...( serotonin up!)

next, i had to grapple with the fact that a lot did not follow basic rules,ohhh... since brilliant entries were posted , i decided  that entrants who used the chosen title without adding words may be be considered but got lower points...( stress hormones on the rise)...in conscience, i just had to include these poets as their entries were incredible...  

however, others who missed out on placing their names, title of contest, date of poem were excluded, drat! ( stressors elevated, sigh)... i hope we can follow the rules next time?

moving on,a few words from this sponsor... carrie richards and sandra adams: captivating poems with unique takes on the prompt, so cohesive and way out of the poetic gate!.. i was there all along!

russell sivey and mystic rose: both of you painted different scenes rich in imagery and appeal... the former ,beautifully eerie ; the latter, childlike and winsome.

richard lamoureux , giorgio veneto, and craig cornish:  you captured sensitive moments that allowed me to feel your powerful reflections!

to everyone else who aced this: simply engaging and well-constructed that i can’t seem to find words to describe your brands of lyrical style.

special citations go to’ Sand stones of Simon's island’, ‘Sandalwood Fan’, ‘Sandalwood’ for their exquisite works...i''' try to check who they are!
lastly, i must include olusegun arowolo’s ‘ Sand--- intricate layers of impressions that prompted  me to seek  the self within ( we missed the theme word)...

congratulations and thank you all for making this a memorable journey... you are all winners in my book ...(all happy hormones jumping)! :) ... i encourage you to read all the poems so we can learn much from one another...

see you again in my newest contest... do come around!

                              

how are your hormones today?

                                   

 hugggs and love...

       

                                        



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  1. Date: 9/28/2013 1:39:00 PM
    hmm..good blog...GOOD photo...

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  1. Date: 9/21/2013 8:52:00 PM
    Menopause is the best thing that ever happened to my sex life :D And Netteski, thanks for being right where you are, your presence blesses me and I love you!

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  1. Date: 9/20/2013 11:59:00 PM
    Nice announcement blog, Nette. thanks for my win! congrats to everyone. I read a few of these and they were amazing.

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  1. Date: 9/20/2013 7:25:00 PM
    Hi 'Nette: Thanks for the mention of Sandalwood Fan. I'll read the rules more carefully next time. When I saw it was N/A'd I thought you you didn't like it and felt embarrassed and deleted it in shame. I will re- post it soon. Glad you had fun with the judging.....I know rules are rules

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    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney Date: 9/20/2013 7:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Congrats to all the winners. Leaving for Ireland soon so won't have time to congratulate individually. SuZ
  1. Date: 9/20/2013 12:40:00 PM
    a big thank you to leonara galinta who came over to visit this page.. lory, glad your serotonin level is high... i went to a live concert after finalizing this concert that lasted till 12 midnight, and my!...i feel so upbeat!.. my happy hormones are on the rise!..:) huggs

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  1. Date: 9/20/2013 10:01:00 AM
    Thank you Nette for placing me and writing such a lovely comment....Congratulations to everyone.....Seren

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  1. Date: 9/20/2013 9:35:00 AM
    Oh Nette......thank you so much for the honor, and I'm so grateful you gave me inspiration to recall an old memory from so long ago. I loved the theme of this unique contest...and have just now read your winning poems. Each so unique, and wonderful. Thanks again!!

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  1. Date: 9/20/2013 6:01:00 AM
    Thank you Nette and everyone, as usual it was inspirational

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  1. Date: 9/20/2013 5:42:00 AM
    This is a very interesting blog to read this evening my dear friend Nette.;)). My experiences were confirmed by your rich sharing. I think I've greater serotonin today:)))). Thank you so much. My HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS! I've started reading some of them & are really amazing. I'll go back to read them all. Big hearty congratulations also to you my dear friend for sponsoring this lovely contest. Cheers and big hugs to all! love lots, Leonora

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  1. Date: 9/20/2013 4:35:00 AM
    Thank you for my placement Nette....Congrats congrats and congrats to all winners!!!! I enjoyed the contest. :)

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  1. Date: 9/20/2013 4:14:00 AM
    great contest. congrats to all the winners and thank you for my placing. Rick

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