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Terri Meredith

Joined 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

I've always believed there is a reason and a purpose to all things, and that there are no coincidences.  I also embrace the belief that our lives and the events in our lives are simply the results of past decisions we have made and the actions we've taken.  Our future will be the result of the decisions and actions we make and take in the present, at this very moment.  We have a wide array of choices before us, a buffet of possibilities.  Our actions and decisions are what turn those possibilities into our realities.  While we can not determine or control how those beyond ourselves will think and act, we always have choices in regards to how we will respond in turn.

I've been writing ever since I was old enough to hold a pencil.  It started right about the same time I decided I could read if I just stared at the words long enough.  I don't know why, but at three years old, I was sure I could teach myself to read if I tried hard and long enough.  It wasn't all that difficult once I learned that letters had sounds attached to them.  

I've been writing professionally for the last 25 years, as part of my employment where I designed and edited company newletters, training programs and manuals, as well as the usual "state of affairs" reports.  My favorite, by far, has been my involvement with the newletters.

When writing for my own leisure, I like to research and write on issues of great importance to me.  Most of my interests are centered around history and the American condition, which is becoming worse by the minute.  In addition to some pet social issues such as the poisons being put in our food supply by big corporations, I take great offense to the assaults on American liberties, particularly those granted by the US Constitution.  

Spirituality is a topic I've been exploring and incorporating into my life for the last 15 years.  I have learned a great deal about using spiritual principles to attain whatever goal I'm pursuing and have shared my own journey here on Hubpages.

I hope you enjoy your visit to my pages!

http://stufffromaclutteredmind.wordpress.com/

 

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    How To Increase Employee Morale And Motivation In A Recession

    24 months ago

    Besides jobs and cutbacks on spending, the first thing to go during a recession is employee morale. This is extremely detrimental to maintaining the necessary productivity necessary to compete in a sluggish economy. ...

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    The Importance of Employee Compensation and Benefits In A Bad Economy

    23 months ago

    There are many reasons people work, but most work for the monetary compensation. There's a new trend that is rearing it's ugly head in the war against good wages. Employers are using the bad economy as an excuse to...

  • 21

    Commercial Ice Cream Ingredients Will Make YOU Scream!

    2 years ago

    If you love ice cream, you may be shocked to learn what goes into the commercially made product. Chemicals used as paint solvents, in printing inks and antifreeze, as well as soaps and detergents. Here's a list of...

  • 3

    Deadly Lies: How Statin Drugs Are Causing Other Diseases And Death

    2 years ago

    Controversy over the use of statin drugs is heating up as more and more studies prove they're just no good for us. But what about cholesterol? The truth is that cholesterol is not only good for us, but it is necessary...

  • 14

    Tifton 85 Bermuda Grass: The Hybrid/GMO Semantics

    14 months ago

    The battle cries have grown louder! Environmentalists and the entire "Green" community are raising more questions regarding the use of even hybrid organisms. The death of 15 cows who died after munching on...

  • 6

    5 Easy To Make Natural Skin Care Products For Problem Skin

    2 years ago

    5 easy recipes for homemade natural skin care remedies to heal problem skin. Create your own astringent to relieve bloating and puffiness of the face. Clear up puffy eyes, acne, and dry, rough skin patches on your...

  • 8

    Why Make Your Own Skin Care Products? 4 Natural Recipes To Get You Started

    2 years ago

    Learn 4 homemade skin care recipes. Hand and body lotion, facial scrub, bath melts and bath salts. Use different essential oils for pleasing fragrances that won't harm your skin. Create your own personal line for...

  • 13

    Agent Orange Blues: How Vietnam Navy Veterans Were Scuttled

    19 months ago

    This is the fifth in a series of articles detailing the discovery, the military use, the legal battles faced by victims, and the massive ongoing cover-up of the deadly chemical manufactured by Monsanto, Agent Orange. ...

  • 0

    Secret Agent Orange: A Monsanto Web of Deceit

    2 years ago

    This is the third in a series of articles detailing the discovery, the military use, the legal battles faced by victims, and the massive ongoing cover-up of the deadly chemical manufactured by Monsanto, Agent Orange. ...

  • 0

    The Roots of Agent Orange

    19 months ago

    This is the second in a series of articles detailing the discovery, the military use, the legal battles faced by victims, and the massive ongoing cover-up of the deadly chemical manufactured by Monsanto, Agent Orange. ...

  • 49

    The "Mysterious Illness" of LeRoy or Chemical Exposure?

    24 months ago

    It began with one 16 year old girl, then became two, and before Fall was over there were a 12 teenage girls stricken with a mysterious illness no one could explain. By the end of the year another three students had...

  • 12

    GMO Foods and the Rise in Allergies

    2 years ago

    Do GMO's cause allergies? It's been noted by the medical profession that food allergies are on the rise at an alarming pace. The latest figures released by the CDC in 2008 claim an 18% increase between 1997 and 2007. ...

  • 3

    From EDC's to BD -- Are Endocrine Disruptors the Culprit Behind Escalating Bipolar Disorder?

    2 years ago

    Bipolar Disorder is on the rise and professionals are scrambling to understand why. Is it a matter of over/under diagnosis or are EDC's the primary factor in the escalating cases of both adult and juvenile Bipolar...

  • 5

    Fluoride by Any Other Name

    23 months ago

    The companion piece to Fluoride: America's Drug of choice, this article goes into depth about the people whose research has exposed the lies behind fluoridation. Read the stories of the early researchers whose initial...

  • 31

    Outsourcing Jobs and The American Dream

    2 years ago

    Unemployment is rising despite government's attempt at reworking the numbers to exclude those whose benefits have run out. The fact remains that the United States has been bleeding hundreds of thousands of jobs. The...

  • 49

    Corporate America: The New Slave Masters

    2 years ago

    Corporations crying over the high tax rates levied against them, have continued to move American jobs overseas. The question begs to be asked whether a 30% foreign tax rate truly makes the difference over the 35%...

  • 7

    Circadian Rhythms and Endocrine Disruptors

    2 years ago

    Our circadian rhythms work with our biological clocks to form our sleep patterns. Research has shown a link between circadian rhythms and endocrine disruptors. If you're experiencing unusual sleep problems and...

  • 11

    GMO Crops: Making Cannibalism Affordable

    2 years ago

    Proponents of agricultural biotechnology claim that genetic modification of crops will put an end to world hunger and guarantee enough food for a growing world population. But have they gone too far? As more and more...

  • 12

    Inventive Spelling: A Misguided Effort Towards Real Education or A Sinister Plot To Dumb Down The Population?

    2 years ago

    Inventive spelling has been touted as the latest and greatest method of educating our children to communicate the written word. However, the fact that college graduates aren't able to spell even the most rudimentary of...

  • 2

    Are Hormones Contributing To The Obesity Epidemic?

    24 months ago

    Growing concerns over the issue of ever increasing obesity rates have experts urging Americans to eat healthy and utilize an exercise program. But how easy is it to eat healthy when harmful additives and hormones have...

  • 4

    Juvenile Justice - Trying Children As Adults Is An Oxymoron

    24 months ago

    Studies give evidence that incarceration of juveniles in adult prisons is detrimental to their health as well as to society. There are currently 2,574 children under the age of 18 serving life sentences without parole. ...

  • 5

    Scientists Say Humans Are Capable Of Mind Reading

    2 years ago

    With the discovery of "mirror neurons" in 1996, there has been a lot of attention given to their study. Research gives evidence that humans may have the capability to read minds. Studies show how we relate;...

  • 4

    Are We Multi-tasking Our Children Into Attention Deficit Disorder?

    2 years ago

    Recent studies have indicated that the ability to multi-task is nothing more than a myth. Moreover, it causes low levels of productivity and may be rewiring our brains to process information differently, not allowing...

  • 5

    Using Drugs In Brain Enhancement- Is It The Smart Way To Progress?

    2 years ago

    Is drug-induced brain enhancement an ethical solution to keeping up with intellectual progress? Or is it a quick way to turn healthy adults into patients suffering from a multitude of nervous disorders and other...

  • 2

    Civil Rights Violations Cited In Lawsuit Against Homeland Security

    23 months ago

    The ACLU on behalf Of David House, a computer programmer who is a member of the Bradley Manning Support Network, has filed a suit against Homeland Security for the illegal search and seizure of David's personal laptop. ...

  • 20

    Aspartame, Monsanto, Plus Rumsfeld Equals A Recipe For Killer Coffee

    2 years ago

    Aspartame, otherwise known as Nutrasweet is a danger to our health. In addition to causing cancer, there is a host of ailments associated with the chemical. How did the manufacturers of NutraSweet manage to get...

  • 10

    The New World Order: Not Just Another Conspiracy Theory

    2 years ago

    The subject of a New World Order has been a recurring theme since the Senior President Bush took office. This article explores the background and foundations of the idea known as the New World Order.

  • 0

    9/11: The New Pearl Harbor?

    2 years ago

    This year marks 10 years since terror proved it had grown roots in American soil. Much has been written and rewritten about the events of 9/11, as well as some of the blunders in handling a growing concern with...

  • 16

    Shaken Baby Syndrome - Manmade Myth

    5 months ago

    Recent medical research has cast a shadow of doubt that is fast becoming a blanket of darkness over the question of whether Shaken Baby Syndrome is a reality. The syndrome was coined in 1946 by Dr. John Caffey who...

  • 15

    Sharia Law In America

    2 years ago

    Our insistence on being politically correct has led us down the merry path extreme Islamists have always intended, that of becoming a country divided on how we should be treating Muslims and their religion. There can be...

  • 13

    Origins of the Birthday Celebration

    2 years ago

    Where did the tradition of celebrating birthdays originate? Who were the first recipients of birthday celebrations and why did we honor them? Find these answers and more in the Origins of the Birthday Celebration.

  • 3

    Humble Pride

    2 years ago

    An examination of the true meanings behind being humble yet maintaining pride in one's accomplishments. Too often we confuse our own feelings of inadequacy with the need to remind others of their responsibility to...

  • 1

    Legal Leftovers - Old Laws Still On The Books

    2 years ago

    Every state has an abundance of left over laws from years gone by. Most of them no longer serve the purpose for which they were enacted. Here is a list of dumb laws still affecting the lives of the citizens in each...

  • 1

    Here's Your Sign - Basal Cell Skin Cancer

    2 years ago

    Personal account of the discovery of cancer, the dangers of ignoring it, and the inevitable required surgery which could have been avoided. Basal Cell Cancer is the least dangerous of the different skin cancers,...

  • 2

    Recognizing Basal Cell Skin Carcinoma

    2 years ago

    Basal Cell Carcinoma is a slow growing form of skin cancer. It is the most common type of skin cancer, accounting for 75% of all skin cancers reported. Though it's not likely to become deadly and...

  • 2

    Just Wait Until Your Father Gets Home

    2 years ago

    A humorous look at the communication gap between parents and children who take their words in a literal sense, rather than in the rhetorical manner they are meant. Funny comparisons between the intended meanings and...

  • 14

    The Spiritual Need For Sleep

    23 months ago

    Why do we sleep? Why do those who are depressed seem to sleep more? Sleeping is one way for humans to interact with their spiritual counterparts when searching for answers pertaining their lives. The author relates...

  • 11

    The Truth About Tarot

    2 years ago

    There are many myths surrounding the origins of the Tarot, but none of them cover the history or the background of the people most notable for making use of the cards. The author discusses some of those myths while...

  • 7

    Truck Stop Shower For Two

    19 months ago

     This is one of those funny stories I've posted on the internet that I'll be telling for years to come. As T&A truckstops go, it was typical with a restaurant, store , internet and of course showers. I was...

  • 2

    How To Love Your Job: Blurring the Lines Between Work and Play

    23 months ago

    Arnold J. Toynbee, an economic historian, stated that "the supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play. But just how does one go about doing that? Controlling our thoughts is the first step...

  • 11

    Streaking

    2 years ago

    Streaking is the funny story of two teenage girls growing up in the 1970's. Joni is a skinny, not so attractive ugly duckling when she leaves to go on vacation, but comes back a beautiful seductive swan. Bored with...

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