Have you ever been bullied? How did it make you feel?

Have you ever been bullied? How did it make you feel?
Have you been a witness to someone being bullied? How did it make you feel? What did you do?

Today on Positively Living , we share with you the experience and feelings by several people who were bullied. In their own words.

In awareness that October is Bullying Prevention Month, please share your experience, thoughts and feelings with those who are being bullied.
Those being bullied need to know they are not alone!
Bullies must hear that bullying is not acceptable!

Today’s episode of Positively Living focusing on Bullying Prevention may bring information that may help you, your loved ones or change the role of being a bystander. Airs 9am on WSVM am1490 Radio Hickory, Morgonton and Valdesse and 3pm on 1350 WZGM Black Mountain Asheville.

Remember when your word and a handshake meant something

Remember when your word and a handshake meant something

Do you remember when you always tried your best to keep your word? Now it seems that many will say it doesn’t matter.
A lawyer will say “Must be in writing” Your boss may say ” I’ll believe it when I see it” Your client may try to take what they can get for free”
But I still think most people try to do right. When someone tells me, they will do this or that, I believe them. If I shake hands with someone or they give me their word, I trust them. I try my best to be honest and keep my word, why should I doubt others?
I am not saying to stop having signed contracts so your lawyer doesn’t have a heart attack. That is legal business stuff. You have to do it. What I am saying is let’s stop letting the “bad” “untruthful” and “liars” turn our perspective into “doubting Thomases”
As the saying goes “What you put out there, comes back to you”
Today I will trust everyone! I will not let the negative people make me negative! Let the good guys win!
What do you think?

Blue Shirt Day® World Day Of Bullying Prevention and a Smile!

Blue Shirt Day® World Day Of Bullying Prevention and a Smile!

Today is Blue Shirt Day® World Day Of Bullying Prevention! Tell everyone you know to wear a BLUE Shirt on Monday, 10-6-14. Let’s put an end to bullying, cyberbullying, other digital abuse, hatred, racism and homophobia and STOMP Out Bullying everywhere! In schools, communities, at work, & on social media pages. It doesn’t matter what shirt you wear on October 6th as long as it’s BLUE!! #GoBlue2EndBullying2014

Let’s go a step above today’s goal and share a smile to everyone we see while wearing our blue shirt. Yes , take a stand against bullying and making everyone’s day brighter with our smiles

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World Day of Bullying Prevention stand up with a smile

Let’s celebrate the awesomeness of the new Mrs. George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin

Let’s celebrate the awesomeness of the new Mrs. George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin
Positively Living, Positively Women radio show
Written by Leslie Godbold

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Mr. and Mrs. George Clooney emerge to public after ceremony and party . courtesy of Just Jared

 

Ladies , we have another woman whom we should celebrate for being a beautiful woman in her own right.
The new wife of George. Clooney, Amal Alamuddins is beautiful and charming but let’s not dim the light on the other facets of Amal. Her heart, intelligence and drive round out this remarkable young woman.
Yes she has married George Clooney so now let’s also add a “happily married wife” to her personal life resume.

Amal was born February 3, 1978 in Beirut Lebanon to Ramzi and Baria Alamuddin. She has 3 brothers and sisters. Amal is an accomplished international lawyer with a BA/LLB from St. Hugh’s College, Oxford University and a Masters of Law degree from New York University of Law. Besides currently filling the position of barrister in London, representing clients in cases before the International Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights she also serves on a variety of United Nations commissions.

Amal is also a scholar, she co-edited the book The Special Tribunal for Lebanon: Law and Practice. In addition, Alamuddin has served as a guest lecturer on international criminal law in London, New York, the Hague Academy of International Law and The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Amal Alamuddin- wife, lawyer, activist, scholar, advisor, daughter, sister, the list continues growing for this amazing woman.
Remember, Celebrating the wonderfulness of another woman does not speak less of any other woman. In fact in celebrating the happiness and accomplishments of another woman brings a light to our heart and the wonderful celebration of all women.

More info on Amal:
http://nypost.com/2014/04/28/meet-amal-alamuddin-the-future-mrs-clooney/
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/09/28/meet-amal-alamuddin-george-clooney-s-wife.html

 

sources:

Forbes. “International Lawyer and Scholar Amal Alamuddin engaged to George Clooney” 4/27/2014

JustJared.Com, George Clooney & Amal Alamuddin: First Post-Wedding Photos 9/28/2014

Immediate attention: 6 confirmed cases of Enterovirus D-68 in NC. All cases children under 10

or Immediate Release

Confirmed Cases of EV-D68 in North Carolina

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services confirmed Sept. 22, 2014, the presence of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in six patients from North Carolina. The presence of enterovirus D68 in North Carolina does not change any recommendations for prevention and treatment. The specimens that tested positive for EV-D68 were obtained from children ages 10 and under with respiratory illnesses. Specific information about the children, including county of residence or hospital location, is not being released in order to protect patient confidentiality.

Enteroviruses are transmitted through close contact with an infected person, or by touching objects or surfaces that are contaminated with the virus and then touching the mouth, nose or eyes. Buncombe County Health Officials encourage the public to continue practicing simple prevention methods to help protect themselves, loved ones and others in the community from respiratory illnesses:

  • Wash hands vigorously and often with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after using the toilet, changing diapers or blowing your nose.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick.
  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick.
  • Stay home when feeling sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with your arm.
  • Get your flu vaccine.  Although flu vaccines will not protect against EV-D68, they can help prevent another important cause of respiratory illness.
  • If you or your children have asthma, take your medications as prescribed and make sure your asthma is under good control.

Most respiratory infections will be mild and go away on their own. Medications can be used to treat the symptoms. Mild symptoms may include fever, runny nose, sneezing, cough, and body and muscle aches. Watch children, teens, and young adults for breathing difficulties, especially if they have asthma or other lung problems.  If you or your child have cold symptoms and are having difficulty breathing, seek immediate medical care.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your medical provider or the Disease Control staff at your local health department (828-250-5109 for Buncombe County).

Is your Body Language stopping success?

On today’s episode of Positively Living, host Leslie Godbold brings tips, ted presentation and research on how body language may be sabotaging your personal, parenting, relationship and career paths.
Tune in to Positively Living today on WSVM 1490 VRadio at 9am and WZGM at 3pm . Available on your radio dial, tune-in app, and on station website. Will be available on podcast after airing.

No confirmed case of Enterovirus D68 in Buncombe county yet increase in Respiratory Illness in WNC

September 22, 2014
HHS Media Coordinator
HHSPIO@buncombecounty.org or 828.775.1321

For Immediate Release
Increase in Respiratory Illness in WNC despite No Confirmed Cases of EV-D68

ASHEVILLE – The North Carolina Division of Public Health, as of Sept. 19, 2014, reports that there have been no confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in North Carolina. However, medical providers in Western North Carolina have recently seen an increase in the number of people, mainly children, with severe respiratory illness. Many of these children have asthma, and some of them have had to be hospitalized and placed on machines to assist their breathing.

By following these simple prevention methods, you can help protect yourself, your loved ones, and others in our community from respiratory illnesses:
Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after using the toilet, changing diapers or blowing your nose.
Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick.
Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick.
Stay home when feeling sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with your arm.
Get your flu vaccine. Although flu vaccines will not protect against EV-D68, they can help prevent another important cause of respiratory illness.
If you or your children have asthma, take your medications as prescribed and make sure your asthma is under good control.

Most respiratory infections will be mild and go away on their own. Medications can be used to treat the symptoms. Mild symptoms may include fever, runny nose, sneezing, cough, and body and muscle aches. Watch children, teens, and young adults for breathing difficulties, especially if they have asthma or other lung problems. If you or your child have cold symptoms and are having difficulty breathing, seek immediate medical care.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your medical provider or the Disease Control staff at your local health department (828-250-5109 for Buncombe County).

For more specific information about Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), visit the North Carolina Public Health and CDC webpages.