Saturday, July 19, 2014

Assisted Living

So I've been looking for disabled/senior housing..I was told that they can't turn me away because of my age(46) because I have a disability(mental/ptsd, depression and physical/degenerative disc disease). so here goes, and I will list some of the places I have checked out. Hopefully this will help someone out there!

Bridgeport Place Assisted Living
5250 Bridgeport Way West
University Place, WA 98467
(253) 565-1960

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Free Business Classes

Tacoma Business center is a great place to start or continue your entrepreneurship. I'm wit it! I will be signing up for the Tacoma SCORE South Sound chapter this Summer.. The South Sound Tacoma Chapter provides FREE confidential mentoring for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners.
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Stop Sex Trafficking!

"On the street I saw a girl
cold and shivering in a thin
dress, with little hope of a
decent meal. I became angry
and said to God: Why did
you permit this? 'Why don't
you do something about it?'
For a while God said nothing.
That night He replied quite
suddenly: 'I certainly did
something about it.
I made you.'"
from: Sometimes God Has a Kid's Face
by: Sister Mary Rose McGeady

Take action   

United Methodist Women is dedicated to raising awareness of modern-day slavery and recruiting allies to help end it. Local United Methodist Women can help save the lives of girls like Kelsey.
  • Invite local law enforcement officials to a unit or circle meeting or event and find out what you can do to help.
  • Partner with other community groups, especially men’s groups, to spread information through literature and public events.
  • Visit United Methodist Women's human trafficking webpage for more information and resources to help.
  • Write, call or e-mail your senators to pass U.S. Senate Bill 596, The domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Deterrence and Victims Support Act. The proposed funds in SB 596 are the first dollars earmarked to put a roof over the heads of victims in America. You can call Senator John Cornyn @ (202) 224-2934 or send him an email by filling out a contact form at He also has a Facebook page:
    Senator Ron Wyden @  Phone: (202) 224-5244; contact form (email): and Facebook:
  • Check out this site to learn more on U.S Senate Bill 596:
  • I just called and put in my vote of support and was told that they should be voting on this soon. Both numbers are in working order so do what you can to make some changes. If I could help just one young lady get out of this daily hell it would be well worth it..I too was in a similar hell working in the sex industry, not knowing how to ever get back to normal. With 13 years of counseling and drug and alcohol treatment I am now able to focus on my future with my head held high, addiction free! Thanks for listening: cozynblue

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Synopsis written by Rus Ervin Funk, MSW 

This short article describes a break-down of various forms of coercion used in a variety 
of settings. Looking at a number of forms of oppression and violence, this model has real 
implications for looking at the forms of coercion used in domestic violence. 

Isolation is seen as consisting of three forms: 
ƒ Depriving an individual of social support which effectively inhibits that person’s 
ability to resist; 
ƒ Makes the individual dependent on the perpetrator; and 
ƒ Develops an intense concern with the “self” of the perpetrator(s). 

Monopolization of Perception is another tactic used and likewise consists of three forms 
or consequences: 
ƒ Fixes attention of the victim on the immediate predicament – fostering 
introspection (which inhibits one’s ability to hope, plan, or resist); 
ƒ Eliminates competing stimuli (which reinforces the omnipotence of the 
perpetrator); and 
ƒ Frustrates actions not consistent with compliance. 

Induces Debility and Exhaustion The victim becomes worn out by the levels of tension 
and fear, and by constantly attempting to “read” the perpetrator and their behavior; while 
simultaneously avoid expressing fear, sorrow or rage to avoid further consequences form 
the perpetrator. 

Occasional Indulgences which reinforce the omnipotence of the perpetrator and provides 
motivation for compliance. 

Devaluing the person through words and actions. This can result in: 
ƒ Creating fear of freedom and dependence on the perpetrator; 
ƒ Reinforcing feelings of helplessness; and 
ƒ Developing lack of faith in their own capabilities. 

These tactics and the consequences are seen commonly in forms of torture and can 
provide a framework to better understand the impact of domestic violence.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


NW Furniture Bank can help!

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So it looks like I lost some things in our move. My son moved into his own apartment and I lost his bed. How? I don't know..Between moving our things to storage and then into my own apartment(I downsized from a two bedroom to a bachlorette's one bedroom!) His bed and two of my lamps are nowhere to be found. This morning I called St. Vincent Depaul and they referred me to St. Patrick Church and told me to call first thing in the morning between 9:30-10 a.m. to ask for a furniture assistance gift card. My son had grown out of his bed anyways, so wish me luck!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Strengthening Your Grip on Family

Inspiration: Perhaps the most taxing of all, are the years a family finds itself in and out of crisis situations. Little babies that cooed and gurgled grow up into challenging independent-thinking adolescents. The protective, sheltered environment of the home is broken into by school, new friends, alien philosophies, financial strain, illness, accidents, hard questions, constant decisions, and busy schedules...and it isn't difficult to feel the pressure mounting-especially when you add dating, new drivers in the family, leaving for college, talk of marriage, and moving out. Whew! And what does God say about these years?

He says we'll be "blessed." We'll be "happy." It will "be well" with us during these years...In the family portrayed on this scriptural canvas, "the Lord" is still central...

Even before you may be the right time for you to come to terms with the truth regarding your family. I must be honest with you, in most of the family conflicts I have dealt with involving trouble with teenagers, the problem has been more with parents who were either too liberal and permissive or too inflexible, distant, rigid (and sometimes hypocritical) than with teenagers who were unwilling to cooperate. When the modeling is as it should be, there is seldom much trouble from those who fall under the shadow of the leader. Strengthening your grip on the family may start with an unguarded appraisal of the leadership your family is expected to follow.
(From: Strengthening Your Grip by: Charles Swindoll

My nephews, nieces, and Son Johnny 2008. I know the pic says 2002 but who can set the time on them cameras?

Friday, March 21, 2014

FREE Small Business Workshops

I just went to:
Referral Marketing AND
Branding Your Business
on March 20, 2014, Thursday
 And it was the best thing i've done in a while! I talked with a business consultant at DVR about not spending thousands on college and taking classes that I don't really need..Well I'm following his advice and finding classes around town that are FREE! Maybe I should just put this on my freebie blog (CouponQueenB) I need to start working on this one again antyways) I will be attending the next session on March 27, so be there or be square.

**Pre-registration is required by calling (253) 591-7026. For more info click here:


Upcoming Workshops Offered:
Social Media and Direct Sales
May 8, 2014
8:00am – 12:00pm
You Rock
Key Steps to Market Research
May 28, 2014
12:30pm – 2:30pm
Parkland Public Library
Networking Marketing
May 29, 2014
You Rock!
Business Insurance
June 4, 2014
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Hall & Company
Parkland Public Library
Referral Marketing
Branding Your Business
June 12, 2014
8:00am – 12:00pm
You Rock!
 Art of Hiring & Firing
June 18, 2014
Stephens Law Firm
Parkland Public Library
Financing Your Business 
July 17, 2014
9:00am – 11:00am
Commencement Bank
Workshop Details:
Social Media “The Why’s, How’s and What-To-Avoid’s of Social Media”
Social media makes it possible for your customer, your employees, your colleagues, and anyone who has an interest in your enterprise to spread word of mouth advertising, be it good or bad.
During this overview, participants will learn the importance of owning and managing their online identity, the techniques that make it easy, and the pitfalls to be avoided to maintain a professional image.

Direct Sales Building a business quickly and reliably can only be done with the right selling tools.  Unfortunately, most start-up businesses never take the time to develop and intentional selling strategy.  This session will provide you with a toolkit full of proven techniques that will help you reach new customers and show them why they should trust you , buy from you, brag about you, and refer their friends to you.

Networking Marketing
Email, social media and texting have an important place in marketing, but who do you send them to?  How doe you create connections in the first place?  Networking is an important part of building your business, and it can be intimidating.  This session will show you how to make networking easy, fun, meaningful and profitable!

Key Steps to Market Research
Use library resources to conduct market research and find the information you need to put in your business plan. 

Business Insurance
Learn the importance of business insurance and how having or not having it will affect your business.  Discussions on how much and what kind of coverage is needed to protect your business will be covered.  A professional from this industry will help you consider the options of where to obtain, as well as how to start looking for insurance your business may need.

Referral Marketing 101
Referral marketing is the most effective form of marketing for businesses with limited marketing budgets.  If you are willing to invest the time to learn specific referral marketing strategies, tools, and techniques you can double, even triple your sales in months without spending additional marketing dollars.  If you don’t have a referral marketing plan for your business, this session is a must!  You will learn how to develop a strategic referral network, who should be in it, how to find them and how to motivate those people to refer business to you.   
 This class will open your eyes to the possibilities of generating more sales in less time by doing business by relationship.  Unless you can find more time and work harder than you already are, you can’t afford to miss this class.  You will learn some specific techniques that will enable you to really work smarter, not harder.

Art of Hiring & Firing 
Good employment practice are essential in growing a profitable business.  This workshop will help you determine if your business is ready to hire employees, give you tips on how to select and manage your employees, and connect you to resources to assist in this manner.

Financing Your Business
Workshop focuses on how to get the financing you need to start your business, the resources available, Five C’s of Lending, and the eligibility requirements of the banks.  Topics to be included are assessing your financial needs, loan eligibility, SBA loans, and alternative community resources available.

Another class I'm planning on taking is:

Entrepreneurial Training Course

This Entrepreneurial Training Course is a four-day, 28-hour course, 9am to 4pm each day.
All participants must be able to commit to attend no fewer than four (4) sessions in order to graduate. Special provisions will be made for individuals who need to make up one or two sessions they may have missed.
**Pre-registration is required by calling (253) 591-7026
All fees due upon registration.

Fee: $25

Free for Military

Dates and Times:

April 8th-11th
9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily


MDC Main Office
721 Fawcett, Ste 201
Tacoma, WA 98402

(253) 591-7026

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