CrystalClearSolutions Blog

November 29, 2012

The Rabbit Foot Trail

Filed under: Business Solutions, Junk & Treasure — crystalclearsolutions @ 11:32 pm

What’s your story?

Where is your Career leading you? Has your career taken the straight and narrow path or a twisted convoluted tunnel? Would you be the same person if you had taken another road? This is irrespective of the essential question, which is, where will you be today? While seeking the next direction during winds of change identify your strengths, focus your energies on what is, not maybe or past. Also, keep a journal of your thoughts while you transform.

Can you connect with challenging elements as an employee? These are immediate resource skills that can be used for a variety of employment opportunities. The blue collar and white collar worlds require the same type of commitment; dependability. If you show up for work every day, that is key in achieving advancement, it fosters trust. Trust builds respect, respect earns rewards.

If I were a recruiter, the lack of consistent employment is not always of consequence when the imminent need is to fill a position. Instead of looking at people who change jobs frequently at no fault of their own, learn about the skills they’ve obtained to arrive at their current destination.
I used to work as a float CNA in my early career path and I was able to move freely about the hospital working from floor to floor, department to department. I met people I would not have otherwise. I gained vital information that transcended into more responsibility. I learned humility, empathy and customer service at the deepest core level. I picked up on change readily and adapted to needs quickly. I LOVED IT!

Nursing is not for everyone, but it is a great place to start that is often shunned instead of tooled for short term career conditioning. That flexibility led me into adapting to Administrative work. The job description “fast paced, multi-tasking, stressful situations” fit perfectly into my transition plan. So, Admin jobs are in scarcity, getting a CNA license is a short term gain, plus you can get a med aid certificate to boot. These two credited accomplishments will also make a statement of completion and follow through. Speaking mostly to women, who are natural care givers; utilize this opportunity while you look for temporary, permanent or long term desired employment. There are light duty opportunities with home health care, nursing substitutes, or start your own business as hospice relief to people who take care of aging parents at home. It is also a great second job since nursing is 24/7/365. That means evenings and weekends are available. I encourage those looking for work to try something new and then come back to what you love with a new perspective. Admins are the first to go in recessions and downsizing, there always seem to be a shortage of CNA’s, nurses and caregivers.

Please remember volunteering is also rewarding. The stories alone are a trove of gems to treasure for life, an inheritance package we pass on for generations to follow.

November 2, 2012

Don’t Get Mad, Get Even; THE FB WALL of SHAME – ØØ TXT > Driving

Filed under: Business Solutions, Junk & Treasure, Local Events — crystalclearsolutions @ 12:21 am

I’m not going quietly. Lately I’ve been noticing more and more people texting while driving, not to mention them almost running me off the road or into another lane or getting clipped or seeing it happen to someone else. I thought it was against the Law in Oregon to text and drive? THE POLICE need an FB WALL OF SHAME for us to post our camera phone pics of license # with these nimrods in the ACT. I’ll admit, I unconsciously have taken a call while driving realizing quickly, to leave it off and end the conversation ASAP.
Nothing is more important than your life and the lives of others – STOP TEXTING N DRIVING!!!

You want increased revenue? FINE THEM!! – that should do it!!
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October 22, 2012

Wishing & Shoe Trees

Filed under: Uncategorized — crystalclearsolutions @ 1:06 am

Cool idea, especially for the upcoming holidays 🙂

Make yours and then make a wish. I Hope All Your Wishes Come True!! XXXOOO
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wish_Tree

A Place for Your Wish Words
http://www.wishwrap.com/pages/Wishwords.html?phpMyAdmin=cf2d9a759bf6980110fb7211ddf32a37

October 19, 2012

The Letters of Trust

TRUTH
RESPONSIBILITY
UTILITY
STRENGTH
TEMPLE

Shimmering radiant alabaster glows like sunlight in pure hearts.

October 1, 2012

Can you see the Fruit Trees through the Forrest?

Today, as I was walking my usual lunch break route, I thought of how much time and energy is “wasted” on trees that do nothing but “look good”. I spoke aloud looking at the gal next to me waiting to cross the street, who asked if I was on a cell, and I said no, that I was talking aloud. I commented at how many trees Portland has and why don’t we have any fruit trees? Or, edible nut trees? She agreed and said that it was a great idea. Maybe there are and I just don’t see them. However, People are going hungry and we are spending tons of money to keep “synthetic aesthetic” trees alive. I totally understand the really old ones, but new ones are being planted all the time, why not a “few” fruit trees? It would benefit wildlife as well. If there are fruit trees out there that people can freely pick from, feel free to correct me, send me the information, I will publish the statistical data.

A previous landlord used to sell whole boxes of apples for $5 right off his driveway. My mother did the same when we had an abundance. She would take boxes to school putting them out for staff and kids for free in the lunch rooms. We have all this property and land, people are going hungry, but we can’t plant a few sustainable elements, in adequate placement, that would nourish those who are on the street or even just to understand what it really means to be self sufficient/ sustainable?? There are plenty of native fruit trees that would add value to our city, that wouldn’t cost much, and could be treated as if they die they die and we plant another one instead of trying to keep it alive! The strong ones will keep until something happens, just like in nature. When inhabitants weren’t around, the tree died and new ones sprung up, simple as that. Spray a bit here an there and leave it at that. If you have land, use it to it’s fullest capacity, including community gardens! Stop the HOA bull and get some use of the land!

Can you see the Fruit Trees through the Forrest? It’s harvest time. If you have an abundance of fruits or vegetables make sure it gets to the gleaners and pantries for the hungry and poor (Sunshine Food Division /http://www.sunshinedivision.org . “Pick your own” Here is a link to canning your own fruits and vegetables. http://tinyurl.com/9cfcymu Make a home baked pie for Charity! Like, Ronald McDonald Houses http://rmhc.org/.

Ideology, values, self sufficient, tools, independence.

September 26, 2012

What You Eat Matters

Our bodies are the machine, the machine is fueled from nutrition, nutrition is derived from food sources, when food sources are contaminated we get sick. A controversial newer term GMO, Genetically Manufactured (Modified) organism is on the rise for concern.
This subject has my attention, it needs yours.
Read this, Mike Adams of Natural News wrote on Sept 26, 2012 has aptly spelled out a great deal of information that is important to read while sharing a list of “children’s” cereals that most likely contain GMO. Please carefully read Mike’s Legal statement for which I fully agree.

Should GMO pose a risk, which is HIGHLY likely, Children will be affected by GMO in far greater numbers because of the consumption over time. I have a teenager and his well being IS my concern. When I think of how much cereal goes into his body, these cereal studies concern me. I ate oatmeal, Cream of Wheat, Wheaties, but very little of the other brands, those were treats. My mother was pretty strict on what we ate. Most everything was cooked from scratch, which I carry on her guidance. My son likes to boast I make the best homemade Mac & Cheese. “In the Day” my mom was a super consumer advocate and boycotted many things, while also writing congress, the companies and consumer groups. It is the fastest way to send a message to a company that is not using good judgment. Whether or not the companies believe they are doing something good to create plants and animals that are resistant to virus, alter “normal” properties for production, add nutritional value, or just have way too much time on their hands, it is up to you to learn what these terms mean, understand the effects of how the genetic material is altered and for what purpose. Please read Mike’s Legal statement for which I fully agree. Consumers must decide for themselves and stay ahead of topics such as GMO study, research and use.

If you find the information to be suspect, pour you messages forward and get dangerous side effects out of (Y)our food sources.

What is most important out of this is that Consumers are aware of dangers and call out health risk products, enforce labeling products with full disclosed ingredients and warning labels.

http://tinyurl.com/9gr4djd (Mike Adams)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetically_modified_food

September 16, 2012

A Natural Prodigy

Filed under: Junk & Treasure — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , — crystalclearsolutions @ 10:49 pm

Life on earth. Do you ever notice, from a sapling, that no matter how old a tree, mother nature always gives it fresh new foliage every spring? Fall may whither her leaves, while crisp winter air freezes her branches, but every spring no matter how old the tree, when in good health, it is rejuvenated by green sprouts and foliage. No matter how old, fresh colors coat our planet. Amazing! When we all use our minds in the same way, how remarkable this place will be.

“You don’t stop playing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop playing.”

There Is No Such Thing As Privacy Anymore

Filed under: Uncategorized — crystalclearsolutions @ 9:53 pm

The media mongers have no respect, for themselves, of anything precious in the world, and least of all themselves.

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In this day in age, there is no longer privacy anymore. The reason why I bring this up today, is that because of what happened to Duchess of Cambridge Kate and William. They were just enjoying their time together in a remote area where they were just relaxing, and the press takes shots of Kate topless. I mean where do we draw the line? Celebrities and Royal Family is entitled to their privacy too. Even with Prince Harry in Vegas. I mean leave them alone, they are entitled to have fun too and do what they like too. The media always has so much time on their hands that they want to cover news like this all the time. It shouldn’t happen. Peoples privacy is at stake. It is not cool to invade someones privacy. You always here, oh this celebrity is vacationing off this island, or this celebrity is…

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September 12, 2012

I Remember

Filed under: Junk & Treasure — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , — crystalclearsolutions @ 6:55 am

I remember when the day was long and nights were short, when a gentle breeze swept the hills and plains.  I remember when my Father’s rolling voice called out the evening supper.  I remember a time when children filled the streets without fear and ran among the woods laughing, chasing all that was good.  I remember roasting marshmallows and singing in the rain.  On days like this, one can only hope that we will find the heart to restore that which has been taken away.

September 4, 2012

Army Boots & more – Wigwam Stores Inc.

Filed under: Business Solutions, Junk & Treasure, Local Events — crystalclearsolutions @ 11:16 pm

Today, while telling fish tales in the break room kitchen, reminded me of my fondest childhood family fishing/camping trips which included vast visits to our local Wigwam store. Funny thing is I never fully knew the story behind this WWII veteran, Homer Powell, his amazing adventure as an entrepreneur pioneering a small business by buying up Army surplus and building out a West Coast Store Chain.

Wigwam, inc.

I swear I could smell the “fresh” cleaned salmon back at my desk.

When opportunity knocks, answer the door!

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