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June 24, 2019

Quit Smoking Assistance – Sharing Our Experience (Update)

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We are happy to report that this coming January (2020) marks 8 years since we last smoked a cigarette. An accomplishment we are very proud of and we are going to share with others who are attempting to quit smoking but struggling with the task. So if you are a non-smoker you might move on to another site, but then again you might wish to share this site to someone you know that is attempting to quit smoking.
We found that when we decided to quit, we created the intention to quit smoking, and focused on the task at hand the solutions came our way quickly.

We were smoking one pack a day at the time, and we were going though a severe chest cold which seemed to a fairly regular event at back then. We also had been smoking for over five decades, yes folks, more than fifty years without ever seriously attempting to quit. So here is our solution to quitting which turned out to be easier than expected.

First we met a doctor that had organized a group of folks that under her supervision had quit smoking using a medication named Wellbutrin (There are other meds also, ask your doctor). The instructions were one pill a day for three days and then start with two pills a day and continue to smoke. When the third day arrived I had already cut down from 20 to 15 cigarettes a day. We found that we had a reaction to taking the second pill and the doctor said to just stay with the one a day. Within 10 days We were at 3 cigarettes a day and seemed to get stuck at three.

Then one day we were on my Facebook page when we saw a symbol on the right side that was a cigarette with a red crossed “X” over it. We stared at the symbol because I never click on those “pages you need to visit” symbols, but we went with a gut feeling and clicked on it. We then went to a page about quitting smoking by Alan Carr and it led me to a PDF download of a book named “The Easy Way to Stop Smoking” written by Alan Carr in 1985. We downloaded the file and read the book in one sitting. I have not smoked a cigarette since completing the book. (Thank you Allen)

Click here for a link to the Quit smoking site PDF File

What this book did for us was to point out that all the thoughts about why we liked smoking or why that cigarette with a cup of coffee first thing in the morning tasted so good, or yeah there is a chance of getting cancer, but not me, etc. The answer is those thoughts are coming from your ADDICTION! Yes your addiction is pointing out how much you enjoy smoking and how special you are for smoking without any issues and of course you are so special that cancer is not an option.

So the actual quitting was easy. We found the tough part was about 2-3 weeks later when we felt an urge for a cigarette when a situation occurred that when we were smoking, would smoke a cigarette. We have talked with other people who said this was the part that when they felt some stress, they automatically went back to smoking thinking they would attempt to quit at a later date. (Not being true to self) Our thought was “I did not quit smoking to go right back to it!” So what we did was I immediately noticed the situation that was causing the urge and then stopped what I was doing. We sat down and started a simple meditation where we focused on our in and out breath knowing that the urge would pass in about 20 seconds. Sure enough, it did pass and the next time the same situation came up the urge was non-existent. We did this every time we had the smoking urge and eventually it was a rare event.

These days focusing on your breathing during a meditation is called “Mindfulness Meditation” and classes on how to do Mindfulness Mediation are being offered by most hospitals across the country (For a fee). If you are luck enough to live in or near Redwood City California the Insight Meditation Center offers classes for free (Donations are accepted). Check their web site for more information

Click here for a link to Insight Meditation Center Redwood City California

If you are interested in on-line classes here is a link to the Google Mindfulness on-line course, yes folks, Goggle has a course on mindfulness and from what we understand they support their employees in using this method to meditate. You even get a certificate when you complete the course.

Click here for Google Link

We have nothing else to talk about at this time, but we invite you to post a comment if you would like more information or have a question or two. Be sure to include your email address and we will be sure to get back to you as soon as we can. Also if you don’t want your comment made public, please include a “NOT”.

Offering our help >>>We are offering our assistance to those who decide to quit. Send an email to alaboutnothing@gmail.com with RE: Quit smoking and we can set up some way for us to help you.  Via Phone, messaging, hang out, or straight phone call whenever needed.  If we can quit, so can you dear friend.

NOTHING is better than a smoke free environment!”  Please donate the cost of a pack of smokes to Saint Jude’s Hospital for Children or any other organization that is for children.  Namaste

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March 13, 2019

Let’s Talk Stairs and How to Use Stairs – Reference YouTube

Okay folks, we admit we watch “YouTube” clips often, especially the “Fun Army”, “Coub #XXX”, and many other 10 minute clips.  Mixed in are usually “fails” and these are the clips where we watch with awe and think “What the heck were they thing about when they attempted some sort of action like getting in a sleeping blanket and attempting to slide down a flight of stairs.”

Maybe these folks need to understand what stairs are for, because maybe they all live in a ranch style home where it’s only one level.  These people must not leave the house and go to multi-level buildings in cities and or malls.  If you live in a multi-story house you know that to go between upper and lower level floors you use stairs, unless you can afford an elevator, and then even though you have an elevator, you probably have stairs as a backup.  So let’s say Christina is upstairs and her sister Cindy is downstairs in the kitchen making pan cakes. Her sister does not know how to mix the blend so she calls out to Chris to please come and help.   Chris just woke up and has to pee, but the upstairs bathroom toilet is clogged up because her brother saw a clip on YouTube where they tried to flush a full roll of toilet paper coated with crazy glue and it clogged up the toilet.  So Chris needs to go downstairs anyway and she will use the stairs.  Now for he to do so without climbing in a box, or sleeping bag, or sliding down on her tummy, she will take one step at a time in an upright position slowly descending down the stairs.  When she gets to the lower floor she will make a “bee-line” to the potty yelling to her sister as she runs “I need to pee then I will help you!” See, she made it down the stairs without incident.

We must admit that when we were about 10 years old we were staying at our aunt’s house and sleeping in the bedroom on the second floor.  We woke up to go potty and because our bedroom at home is on the first floor, forgot where we were and when we go to the door turned left and fell down a flight of stairs landing up against the wall at the bottom.  As we remember we took that first step and since there wasn’t floor at a certain point we fell forward and bounced off about the tenth step and slide the rest of the way down on the other steps.  We did cry out, mainly because it was dark and we were scared.  Once we got oriented we laughed at our trip to the potty, which we completed about five minutes later.  Other than this incident we don’t remember ever falling down stairs.

Watching YouTube of course those creative younger children are always looking for a better way to get down the stairs.  The most popular object seems to be a cardboard box.  Of course they use cardboard boxes for all sorts of other things, like pretending you’re in a space craft soaring though the galaxy, or is a race car zipping around Daytona Speedway, or sailing a clipper ship around the word, but for going down the stairs, it’s a new adventure.  Usually once they are in the box they have a “pusher”.  The “Pusher” is an accomplice the pushes the box they are in and they usually get down about four or five stairs before they start tumbling.  Since the box did not work, their older sibling says “Let me show you how to do that!”  They get a mattress off their bed and aim it down the stairs.  “See!  It has to be flat” they say and proceed start down looking like they are going to make but about halfway the front of the mattress digs in to a stair and they tumble the rest of the way down.  “Close, but no cigar” the younger children say and laugh.  Since Mom and Dad were watching the events on the stairs, Dad decides to get involved and says “Think about what you are doing.  Dad has the solution and I will show you how to accomplish this.  Dad has had many experiences when he was young and he and his friends finally figured it out, kind of.  Dad goes into the garage and come out carrying a set of skis.  He goes to the top of the stairs, puts on the skis, and promptly slides down the full length of the stairs, but one big problem is at the bottom he has no way to stop and almost launches through the wall.  He does leave an imprint in the wall, but he did succeed in getting down without a tumble.  He then says “It also works with a bicycle, but the wall at the bottom is the issue.” He adds “If the stairs lead down to a hallway that continues on, then the skis or bicycle work great.”  Soon as “great” is out of Dad’s mouth the children go out the door on their way to Zelda’s house, because her stairs end up at a hallway.

The one other occurrence involves “alcohol” and the stairs are usually in a “frat” house or at a motel where a party is in progress and drinking games dominate.  The older “kids” boast to the others how they have mastered going down the stairs by sliding down on their stomach or rear end.  Of course they try a flat piece of cardboard, and we saw a few try an ironing board.  The ironing board came close, but the wall was an issue.  Some os the crashes looked to be fairly rough, with little moment after the crash.

Finally we have the “prom girl”.  It’s prom night and her date is picking her up so she want to make a grand entrance from the top of the stairs to the bottom in her beautiful gown with Dad video taping.  She starts good, but then that six inch heel catches the edge of the gown and down she goes ending is a heap of silk with flower petals flying all over.  Red faces she stands up and says “Oops!”.  She knows Dad will shortly be sending the video to YouTube, but he will not admit it.  Another is at Halloween when “Batman” is in a hurry to get out the door “Batman” trips at the top and Robin or Alfred is not around to catch him on his tumble down.

So folks we feel better getting this off our minds and now we have cleared up some “brain” space on our way to “nothingness”.  Yes, we also need to clear our minds like we “preach” to you all out there in cyberland.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a few of your precious moments to read our posts.

We have nothing to add at this time except to say our “fountain of youth” project is progressing at full speed.  We actually went past of goal of 40 down to 30 and had to reverse back to 45 and slow down.  We have had several requests for “how to” get younger, and that is “in the works”.  Also “in the works” are Alaboutnoting.com T-Shirts.  The designer is almost done and the printer is waiting.

June 20, 2018

POTUS Immigration Policy – Separation of Children from Parents

The immigration policy that separates children from their parents by The Trump Administration, GOP Senators, GOP Congressman, Trump appointees, and everyone that supports the current President are wallowing in the depths of negativity.  It’s been a challenge since day one of the Trump Presidency just putting up with the nonsense of a president that has no clue what to do and seems to have one thing in mind and that is to destroy everything our Constitution stands for and to flagrantly abuse the powers of his office.

We have been silent in our posts here and on Twitter we have been outspoken, but after many hours of prayers and meditation we have discovers that falling in to the “Trump Trap” of separation does not solve anything.  This is a wake up call to the people of the United States of America and to all the countries of the world.  We see that many of the children from high school shootings have steeped up where others have not and they are doing a great job in getting gun laws to change.  We are promoting the American Voters to vote Democratic come this November so many of the “hypocrite” GOP Senators and Congressmen / Congresswomen (If there are any) can be replaced by a party that cares about people, not just the 1%ers, all the people both rich and poor.  It will probably take years to “fix” the destruction done so far, but in the end this country will be the “new” leader of what God has meant for us to be, “One country under GOD”.  (It doesn’t matter which God you follow, they all talk to each other.)

Many groups of opposition seem to be growing and this latest nonsense of separating children from their families went over the top in total abuse of humanity.  To top it off, it being done as blackmail to get a wall built that Trump had promised that Mexico was going to build, but as usual that has been bent out of shape.  The wall is more separation and how gullible is this guy?  If someone wants to get to the USA they will find a way.  Ripping children away from their parents and calling it a “summer camp” just shows how shallow these people are.

We shall keep up our mediations and prayers each day and we believe that “judgment day” is coming son for all these so called “people”.  Some will probably go to jail, some will probably commit suicide after destroying their family, and then there are the one that will face “The Man”.  Yes, the Man (God) waiting for your clogged arteries to explode, the cancer lying dormant in your body to wake up and show you what pain is really like, the arteries (Plural) shutting down around your “heart” to stop the flow of blood and a pain in your chest that is beyond your widest dreams,  one teeny tiny blood vessel deep inside your brain to pop and set off a chain of other blood vessels leading up to those main veins that will create a pressure in your skull that you will welcome someone cutting off your head to relieve the pressure of what feels like your head is going to explode, and finally the ones that will be hugging a family member and dropping dead in their arms.  Yes, just like the families with the children being taken away, the culprit’s families will feel the pain of daddy or mommy going away right before their eyes. They won’t die immediately, they will lie on the floor watching the family faces and hearing them scream for someone to call 911.

So my friends and supporters of our site we have to believe that The Constitution is based on the “LAW”.  Many prosecutors are working very hard to bring these criminals to justice and we believe that the Law will win.  Our forefathers weren’t messing around, they knew exactly what they were doing and this “bump in the road” on our way to complete freedom will be because we enforced and believed in the laws of our cites, counties, states, and country.  The most powerful toll we the people have is the VOTE, so please use it wisely and be happy we have that freedom.

God Bless America and everyone on this planet.  Thank you to all our followers and please join us in our prayers and meditations to bring a solution to the current events.  We specifically do meditation that clear negativity in and around us.

We have nothing to add except if you get a speeding ticket, thank God and be grateful that this country will overcome anything we wish to correct.  Want the speed limit lowered?  Vote!  Want to not be pulled over because you looked cross-eyed at the police-person?  Vote!  Want all people to be treated the same no matter what color?  Vote!  Want health-care for all Americans?  Vote!  Want your children to go to be early? That’s on you.

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