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Q&A With CIPCUG, Session 46


Lisa Toth   I sent a question about “snap” What the heck is it?

Sue Nethercott   Given that companies are wont to end services without warning, like AOL AIM chat outside the US, how can I download all my emails from gmail in a useful format?

Sue Nethercott   People have been having problems finding decent chat software since problems arose with java. Is IRC any good?

Lisa Toth   What is Tor browser, and is it safe?

K Edward Lynch   What’s the name of the Form software that has been recommended at CIPCUG?

K Edward Lynch    Chrome book or Surface???

Lisa Toth   I need a refresher course on basic computer skills. I was once a power user. I taught other people how to use and set up their computer. Now I feel like a dunce. what can I do?

News Item:  Hundreds of privacy-invading apps are using ultrasonic sounds to track you

SNAP! How To Think Positively, Session 2 of 2

happy_redHi, It’s Dr. Bunny Vreeland and I’m back again to talk about ‘Positive Thinking’ in the second post of this series.  Many of us want to think positively but… ‘Life gets in the way’.  Does this sound familiar??  If so, listen in as I give you some great tips and info to change your way of thinking.

I mentioned in the last session that I’d been listening to a CD set by Brendon Burchard, called the “Motivation Manifesto”.  I’ve told a couple of my clients about these great CD’s and two of them purchased them, and told me what a difference it has made in the way that they see what is happening in their lives.  This is certainly not an ad for Brendon Burchard, but I do think that what he has to say is brilliant and extremely useful, so check him out!  Brendon Burchard is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of the most watched personal development trainers in the world. Google him and all kinds of positive things come up…

Here are some additional tips to help you on your quest to think more positively:

1. Positive Affirmations – are uplifting and optimistic statements designed to raise your spirit and help you to keep your focus on the positive.

2. Positive Words – This is a little more personal.  You might have words that you go to that raise your spirts.  Perhaps a person’s name, or keywords like “strength”, “love”, or “smile”.

3. Look in the mirror and find something that you like about yourself – what is your favorite thing about you.  If you’re having a difficult time, ask your best friend what they love about you.

4. Exercise your body and your mind –  Exercise releases chemicals called endorphins. These endorphins interact with the receptors in your brain that create the feel-good vibe.  Endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body.

5. Breathe deeply – most of breathe shallowly, which reduces oxygen to the brain, creating brain-fog.  By breathing deeper, more oxygen is available to the brain, which creates sharper mental clarity.

One of my favorite quotes (I put it everywhere, until I memorized it!):

“Watch your thoughts, they become words;
watch your words, they become actions;
watch your actions, they become habits;
watch your habits, they become character;
watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”

By Frank Outlaw
Late President of the Bi-Lo Stores

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or E-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com
Also visit:  https://bunnyvreeland.org/    https://vreelandcollege.org/

Happy Labor Day from Mercury Broadcasting!

Labor Day PicSNAP will return next week, when we will continue with Positive Thinking, Part 2.  Today we’re celebrating Labor Day, so we searched for some fun facts about what Labor Day is & why we celebrate it!

Here are some fun & interesting facts we learned:

Labor Day celebrates the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the country.

In the late 1800’s the average American worked 12-hour days and seven-day weeks to eke out a basic living.  

President Grover Cleveland designated the first Monday in September as Labor Day.

Oregon was the first state to make Labor Day a holiday in 1887.

By the time it became an official federal holiday in 1894, thirty U.S. states officially celebrated Labor Day.

When the idea for Labor Day first started, most workers only had every other Sunday off, as well as two holidays a year: Christmas and Fourth of July!

Traditionally people did not wear white after Labor Day since Labor Day was the unofficial the end of summer! (Are you still wearing those white shoes???).

These days many Americans celebrate Labor Day in the backyard, firing up the grill, camping in the park or a having day at the beach.  However, AAA estimates that nearly 35 MILLION people in the United States will travel on Labor Day, and those that do travel, will  go at least 50 miles from home & most will use the 3-day weekend for a road trip, instead of flying on a plane!

The 8-hour day was firmly established in 1916 with the passage of the Adamson Act.  This was the first federal law regulating the hours of workers in private companies.

There is disagreement about who actually proposed Labor Day as a holiday.  Some say it was Peter J. McGuire, who was the co-founder of the American Federation of Labor. Others believe that it was Matthew Maguire, who was a machinist.  More than 100 years after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers!

But no matter who proposed Labor Day as a holiday,  we’re sending our Happy Labor Day wishes to you, no matter who first proposed this holiday!

Happy Labor Day from Mercury Broadcasting!

SNAP! How To Think Positively, Session 1 of 2

blond_haired_kidHi, It’s Dr. Bunny Vreeland and I would like to talk about ‘Positive Thinking’ in this post. So many of us want to think positively but, ‘Life gets in the way.’

I have been listening to a fabulous CD set by Brendon Burchard, called the ‘Motivation Manifesto’. I read the book and now I have the CD set in my car to listen to as I drive to my destinations. It keeps me focused, positive and calm. I recommend the book or CD set to everyone. It’s THAT good! If you don’t know who Brendon Buchard is, he is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of the most watched personal development trainers in the world. Google him and all kinds of positive things come up…

If you are struggling with ways to help you think more positively, here are just a few suggestions to get you started:

  1. Get a coach, mentor or a guide. That is exactly why I listen to CDs and read books by Brendon Burchard, Tony Robbins, Wayne Dyer and a host of other uplifting folks.
  1. Use hypnotherapy, meditation and/or yoga to redirect your thoughts as well as to help you bring your attention to your breath. Why? Because, most of us breathe shallowly, cutting off the oxygen to our brain. When we breathe deeply, our thoughts become more clear and focused.
  1. Smile at people. Start with yourself. Get up and stand in front of a mirror and SMILE at yourself! It really does help change your mood and relieve stress. I also felt lighter because it takes fewer muscles to smile than to frown. Now, go out and smile at others. Most people will smile back at you!
  1. Sing! I can’t carry a tune (ask anyone!) But music MOVES me and I can’t help dancing, moving and singing. It helps change my ‘state’ every time.

This is Dr. Bunny. Stay tuned for more ‘Positive Thought’ suggestions in the next SNAP post, How To Think Positively, Session #2.

Also check out my FREE Stress Reduction session at: https://bunnyvreeland.org/free-stress-reduction-session/

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or E-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com
Also visit:  https://bunnyvreeland.org/    https://vreelandcollege.org/

SNAP! How I became a Hypnotherapist

Dr. Bunny Vreeland

Dr. Bunny Vreeland

Hi, this is Dr. Bunny Vreeland.  Lately, many people have asked me how I became a Hypnotherapist.  Listen in as I share my story – you may be surprised that it all started when I was 8 years old!

About Dr. Bunny Vreeland:

I am a Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and the Founder of the Vreeland College of the Healing Arts.  I help people lose weight, stop smoking, and get over phobias like Fear of Flying, Fear of Heights and Fear of Dentists. I get to help people make a difference in their lives and I have a part in helping them improve their lives. I love being part of that.

But it hasn’t always been this way.
For years I was one of the top Image Consultants in the nation. Those were the days when having your colors done was the thing to do and everyone was doing it. I worked with the staff at banks, car dealerships, country clubs, financial houses and wineries as well as one-on-one clientele. I was very good at it and won a lot of awards. I showed my clients how to dress and put their best look together for their particular coloring, body type and life-style. Some of the before and after stories were dramatic. It was all exterior change.

I knew something was missing. But, I didn’t know what.
My clients would be happy with the results for a while and then I would hear them say things like “Now I know how to put my look together, but I still need to lose this 25 pounds”. Or “How do I get to FEEL as good as I LOOK? I’m like 2 people and they don’t match!

I was frustrated and didn’t know what to do.
Those were the days when I used to suffer from Migraine Headaches and allergies. There were times when I would be in such pain from the headaches that I would pass out. And, I was allergic to everything: cats, roses (ROSES, I LOVE roses!) dust mites (do you have any idea how many dust mites there are in a pillow?), mold, mildew, grass (Wouldn’t you know? I was married then, and we lived on a golf course!)

I went to a lot of doctors who couldn’t find the cause and couldn’t cure me. I tried everything – all kinds of pills, potions and, even, shots. I was a walking zombie most of the time. That is, a walking zombie with swollen eyes and a stabbing pain over my right eye.

One day I was standing in line at a Barnes and Noble bookstore waiting to pay for some music tapes when I noticed a relaxation tape that promised to reduce stress. I bought the tape, started listening to it and, after a while, I noticed that I hadn’t had an allergic reaction or a headache for a long time. Although I didn’t know what happened or why. I didn’t know until much later that this tape was a Hypnotherapy tape.

About the same time I got a phone call from a friend from New England. She was coming to California to take a 2-month Hypnotherapy course. She wanted to know if she could stay with my then-husband and me on the weekends so she wouldn’t have to pay for the hotel when the course wasn’t in session. She offered to cook all of our favorite dishes in return.

She was a very well known caterer and a great cook so we willingly agreed. My husband was excited about having his own cook who would make him all the heavy, fattening foods I wouldn’t cook for him. I, on the other hand, was curious about the course. I was fascinated and took the course with her.

I couldn’t believe everything Hypnotherapy could help with. And, the best part is that you don’t need drugs or surgery to make the positive changes!

After my friend went home I continued to take more and more courses. I received my basic and Masters training and certifications from Neuro Concepts Institute in Laguna Hills and my clinical/medical training from Huntington Pacific University in Huntington Beach. In addition, I have invested hundreds of hours in many specialized areas like IBS and Fibromyalgia and pain therapy over the years.

Today, I am a Master Hypnotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist and received my Ph. D. in Hypnotherapy in March of 2007 after 4 years of study with Huntington Pacific University. I continue to enjoy working with my clients, and am constantly developing affiliations with doctors and dentists.  I’m also a frequent speaker, educating various groups about the benefits of Hypnotherapy, and what it can do for them.

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or E-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com
Also visit:  https://bunnyvreeland.org/ https://vreelandcollege.org/

Dr. Bunny

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