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The Winner is......-New Attitude Give-away 2

The pay-pal give away is closed and it is time to announce the winner. 


The winner is Gricelda Castro.

Please send me an email at lionbiz25@gmail.com with your pay-pal information.  Another winner will be selected within 24 hours if the prize is not claimed. 


Congratulations to the winner!!!!!! Thank you to all persons who participated.

What Words Can't Say.......-Positive Wednesday

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Your Successful- Really?- AHHHH MONDAYS

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I am feeling very reflective as I type this post. The New Look, New Attitude -Lioness Rebirth Blog Event is all but over. The final give-away (Pay-pal) will close on Tuesday night. A number of blog friends, readers, followers, fellow bloggers came and showed their support. With all of this said, I am feeling very appreciative today. 


I keep reading the comments that says 'congrats on having a successful blog'. I have had the conversation with my mom about what it really means to have a successful blog.  I have learnt in my 29 years on this earth that success is relative. The definition of success varies depending on an individual's perceptions and beliefs. Do I think my blog is successful? The answer for me is neither yes or no. For me, my blog was successful the day I gained my first follower and the day I had my first blog comment. For me, the fact that I had one other person reading my posts, besides me, meant that my blog was successful. 


I don't look at the number o…

How to Gain More Readers Through Infographics- D.I.Y. Sundays

While a blog is famously known to consist of articles (i.e. made up of words), often times readers need a visual aid to help them digest the information—and no we’re not just talking about having a complimentary photo to make an article look more attractive. We're talking about the very popular growing inforgraphic. 
Inforgraphics tell a story in their own way by creatively and artistically displaying factoids and other interesting tidbits of information on a chart or other animated image. There are extremely eye-catching and can offer an interesting new way to post some of your content. Not to mention they do great for search engine optimization, especially if it gets popular on Twitter or Facebook and goes viral. This means you get tons of new readers.
While typically you need to have some background knowledge in graphic design to create one, there are a few websites that have made it easy for the average blogger to create his or her own infographic for free. The top 3 sites are l…

New Look, New ATTITUDE Pay-pal Give-away 2

I cannot believe this day has come. However, my readers made it possible. So,  today is the day that I am able to give back to my readers.

This give-away is to say THANK YOU for: commenting, reading, putting my blog on your reading list, giving words of encouragement and for taking the time to be here in this moment. You are ALL appreciated.

New Attitude Blog Hop........

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"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than success, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, gift, or skill. It will make or break a company...a church...a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes. "

~ Charles Swindoll






New Look, New ATTITUDE Give-away 1

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This give-away is brought to you by the author of the e-book, The New Death and others, James Hutchings. Mr. Hutchings recently contacted me and requested I do a review of his book. Let me make this clear, I am in no way being compensated for this review. Also, the views expressed are my own. 


First Reaction
I was freaked out when I saw the cover of the book. I honestly think that it does not do the book justice. After examining the cover I thought the book would be filled with savagery and zombies. Just think of anything dark and sinister and that came to my mind. However, that was not the case. For me the cover doesn't adequately  capture the essence of the book. Basically, I am saying don't judge a book by its cover. This is one such book.




The Book
First let me say, I love good literature. I love to read material that will enable me to sink my teeth in it, that will play on my imagination and leave me wanting to turn to the next page.  This book offered all of these things for…

Creating Your Brand- DIY Sundays

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Today's D.I.Y Sundays post will kick start ourNew Look, New ATTITUDE week of events, February 19-25, 2012. Remember to stop by tomorrow for the New Look, New ATTITUDEgive-away #1.



Branding 

When most of us think about a brand the following readily comes to mind:


Meaning: (of goods and merchandise) marked or labelled by a distinctive word or symbol indicating exclusive rights


Context example: branded merchandise is that bearing a standard brand name


However, Angela Bain takes it a step further. According to Bain "a brand is more than the name or visual element used to represent your company. It is the emotional and psychological associations that a person makes with your business, product or service."Today, we will look at how to create such a brand.



5 Steps to Creating Your Brand


Get a Logo


Get a  logo and place it everywhere. In blogging I have come to realize that a blog's logo often take the form of a blog button. There are certain blog buttons that are synonymous with t…

3 Incredible Health Benefits of a Smile- Guest Post

This is the first instalment for the New Look, New Attitude Lioness Rebirth Blog Event.

A smile- whether it's achievedconsciouslyor subconsciously, it’s seen as a symbol for  
w        warmth, happiness, and  friendliness allaround the world.While it’s understandable that                    there may be a time where you don’t feel much like smiling, it’s important that you do-              smiles are  actually a powerful tool that can promote healthand overall well being.  That said, to learn why you should never forget to smile even on your saddest days,  continue reading below.                   
Eliminates Moodiness Smiling is not only a by product of being happy—it can actually help produce happiness. This is why some researchers suggest that forcing yourself to smile even when you’re moody can actually lift your spirits and make you feel better. In fact, one British study says that one single smile has the same effect as eating 2,000 chocolate bars—which means you get the added “feel…

New Look, New ATTITUDE!!!!!

For the week of February 19- 25, 2012, Lioness Rebirth will be all dressed up and showing off our New Look, New ATTITUDE!!!!!!. 


This week long event is designed to introduce the concept of Lioness Rebirth (information that matters) to our new follower and embrace and appreciate our loyal readers.


It is also an event that will reassure our loyal readers that although Lioness Rebirth has taken on a new image our core values will not change.Therefore, the essence of Lioness Rebirth that you hold dear will not be wiped away with this new ATTITUDE. This essence will only be enhance.


With that said, there will be a number of exciting posts, reviews, hops, prizes and give-aways as a part of  The New Look, New ATTITUDE Event.


Here is a break down of the Week's Events:


Sunday, February 19, 2012
DIY Sundays- Creating Your Brand


Monday, February 20, 2012
New Look New Attitude Give-away 1-  (Give-away ends Thursday, February 23)


Wednesday, February 22, 2012
New Look, New Attitude Blog Hop (begins Tues…

Words of Wisdom- Positive Wednesday

This week I am giving you some 'food for thought'. Here are some words of wisdom from Maya Angelou.


“I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. 


I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.


I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life."


 I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.


I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. 


I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.


 I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have…

AAAHHHH MONDAYS- V DAY.......

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V- DAY is tomorrow. Truth be told, I am not feeling V-DAY. I have placed V-Day on hold for a few years now. Maybe one day I will take if down from that old shelf and dust it off. Until then, I will be on the sideline enjoying the red and white confetti. 


A Brief Overview of Valentines Day
Saint Valentine's Day, commonly shortened to Valentine's Day, is a holiday observed on February 14 honoring one or more early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine. It was first established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD, and was later deleted from the General Roman Calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul VI. The day first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.



By the 15th century, it had evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines").



Modern Valentine's …

Remembering Whitney.......

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There will be no D.I.Y Sundays today. Instead, I want to remember Whitney.I woke up to last night to hear that Whitney Houston had past away at 48 year old. I am not one of those persons, who is wrapped up in the lives of celebrities; I do not stalk them on the computer, television or radio. However, last time tears came to my eyes and they keep rolling. I had no idea how much my life had been impacted by this person I have never met or knew personally until the tears came. I guess that is the power of music.




 I do not want to speculate so, I am not going to do so. I will however say, like so many others, I was waiting for her to bless us with her gift from God once again. I wanted to see her doing what i thought she was born to do. However, i guess God/Fate/Destiny had other plans.


This last song is very dear to me. It has got me through a number of situations that would have broken my spirit. So, I wanted to share and say rest in peace Ms. Houston.











Still Working Out The Kinks.......

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The redesign is coming along nicely. I think it is safe to say that by next week  every thing should be up and running.

On a different note, I must say I am absolutely loving Reggae month- February. In honour of Reggae month I would like to present the musical styling of Ken Boothe. I almost fell off my chair when I found this video. This video was recorded long before my time, but it's still rocking today. Enjoy.

Lioness Rebirth is Under Construction

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The winds of change has swept across my blog: Lioness Rebirth. By now you would have noticed that the blog is currently under construction.


I am so excited that I am almost at the end of this journey. Like you I cannot wait to see the final product. I will do an unveiling ,so to speak. Until then, I would like to say thank you all for your patience during this period of transition.



What are your ROOTS????- Positive Wednesday

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We are often so busy trying to be someone else that we have not taken the time to really sit down, so to speak, and examine/appreciate our roots. 


It seems reinvention is the order of the day. Let me just say that reinvention is often a good thing. But, just remember that your roots are what keep you grounded. They are like a shield against the trails of life, without them we are often swept away by life's adversities. 


So, embrace your roots today.








A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
Marcus Garvey




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Trench Town Rock- AAHHH MONDAY!!!!!

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February is Reggae month in Jamaica. If you did not know, Jamaica is the birth place of Reggae.  Bob Marley is one of the many icons, who is synonymous with Reggae.




On Saturday I went to Trench Town for the first time. I was there with my family to celebrate the earth strong (birthday) of the King of Reggae. It was also a chance to expose my five year old to the culture first hand. She just started learning about Bob Marley in school and she had no clue about who he was. Ask her about Bruno Mars or Justine Berber and she as no trouble rapping out a song. The tides are turning i can feel it.


I am almost ashamed to say this, but is was my first time time in Trench Town. I know that I will be back. Thousands came out to participate. We had people from worldwide just there to enjoy the music and soak in the culture. The mood was electrifying.  There was a lot of positive energy in the venue. It was also a chance for me to see a number of Jamaican artistes preform.  I also noted with prid…

The Versatility of Shampoo - D.I.Y Sundays

Yesterday, my mom gave me the idea for today's post. She was washing and I saw her using shampoo to remove the stubborn stains from the collar of her blouse. Then it hit me, like baby oil, shampoo should have a variety of uses. So here we go.

What is Shampoo?



Shampoo is liquid preparation  that is used for the removal of oils, dirt, skin particles, dandruff, environmental pollutants and other contaminant particles that gradually build up in hair. This is done by washing the hair with the product.


The Various Uses of Shampoo
Shampoo can be used for cleaning out combs and hair brushes. Just soak the items in a solution of shampoo and water, then scrub them completely clean.

Shampoo can be used mixed with conditioner  instead of shaving cream. Use a ratio of 1:1 and your face, arm pits, and legs will be soft and smooth.

Like i said before,  Shampoo can be used to as a spot cleaner and it will remove stains, as well as ring around the collar.

A mixture of  shampoo and baking soda can be used…

Just When........

Just when you think this is it, i need a break. It is often right at this moment the sun begins to shine.  The sun is shining for me tonight.


All week, I have been so busy with paper at my full time j.o.b, that I could not even think about blogging. Tonight as i scour over the papers i took home for the weekend; i did not even want to consider my blog.


However, I could not stay away. It is a blessing that I logged in because I would not have read the comments that were left by my reader at that exact moment. I would not have seen the following responses to the Positive Wednesday question: What is your dream?




My dreams involve making a better life for my children, both through what I can do personally at home, and leaving a better planet for them to grow up on... 
Sarah Fitness
My dream is that they will find a cure for the diseases that plague our country. Carli Alice


As corny as it sounds these responses turned on the sunshine for me tonight. Have a great weekend!!!!!! Remember, reach out …

Positive Wednesdays- What are Your Dreams Today?

One man had a dream that changed the entire planet. What is your dream today? 


I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."


From the "I Have a Dream" speech, Aug. 28, 1963




Read more: 
Martin Luther King, Jr., Quotations — Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/spot/mlkquotes1.html#ixzz1l7oORFjm