Is it really possible to prevent an embarrassing cold sore?

Many cold sore sufferers will be pleased to know they can indeed prevent a cold sore from surfacing. However, it’s important to take an antiviral medication or apply a good remedy when the early warning ‘tingle’ symptom occurs.

Actress Katie Holmes

Once a cold sore starts to erupt (redness, a small bump, swelling, etc.), results can vary among individuals just how successful it will be to help minimize its appearance and healing time.

There are FDA-approved medications available for recurrent cold sores, but for those who prefer to go the natural route, there are also options available that many swear by.  Like anything else, what works great for one may not for another, but a good place to start is to research consumer reviews.

Cold Sores Begone Stick™

Safe for kids too.

Cold Sores Begone™, a remedy I developed over 20 years ago, has been highly recommended by customers, even by those who could not find satisfactory results with other products.  It has been endorsed by the health editors of PREVENTION and NATURAL HEALTH magazines.

Cold Sores Begone Stick™ is an all natural, organic lip balm and an excellent choice to start with.   Feel the tingle, apply.  You’re good to go.  Website:  www.ColdSoresBegone.com.

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Robin Barr is a business owner, animal lover, information and resources junkie, and a fan of innovation. She's also the inventor of award-winning Cold Sores Begone™, an instant preventative, and Canker Sores Begone™, a healing accelerator. A boomer and ENFP, Robin lives in Mission Viejo, Calif.

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Could you be addicted to inconsistent love?

romantic loveIn my younger days, I went through more than my share of relationships where the lows were so…..well, low, but the highs made life worth living.  I felt it was related to self-esteem issues but only today, recognize that this wasn’t it at all.

There’s a quirk of the brain’s reward circuit, a primitive neural network that is extremely sensitive to various rewards, two of which are love and sex.  The key is that the reward is unanticipated, which makes it particularly powerful and seductive to our brains.

Unpredictable rewards produce more dopamine release than predictable ones, which means more pleasure.

Read this fascinating New York Times article, I Heart Unpredictable Love.

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Robin Barr is a business owner, animal lover, information and resources junkie, and a fan of innovation. She's also the inventor of award-winning Cold Sores Begone™, an instant preventative, and Canker Sores Begone™, a healing accelerator. A boomer and ENFP, Robin lives in Mission Viejo, Calif.

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Unsure how to write a winning sales pitch?

I came across an article I’d saved from 2009 which should help immensely:

http://www.themogulmom.com/2009/02/write-a-winning-sales-pitch/

 

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Robin Barr is a business owner, animal lover, information and resources junkie, and a fan of innovation. She's also the inventor of award-winning Cold Sores Begone™, an instant preventative, and Canker Sores Begone™, a healing accelerator. A boomer and ENFP, Robin lives in Mission Viejo, Calif.

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New RX drugs for chemo & surgery-related nausea, ADHD, anxiety & depression

ReliefI prefer a natural way to go if successful results can be achieved, but sometimes they can’t so I value options.  Here are some new prescriptions drugs either now or soon to be available for very common conditions:

Sagent Pharmaceuticals has launched of the ondansetron injection used to prevent nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy and also to prevent nausea and vomiting that follows surgery.

The FDA has approved a generic version of Lexapro, used for acute and maintenance treatment of depression and general anxiety disorders.  A personal note you’ve probably heard before, and I’ve had personal experience with, generics aren’t always as effective as the original drug regardless of what your doctor, pharmacist or generic drug manufacturer say.  On the other hand, years ago, my mother found a generic version of a medication she had been taking to be more effective than the original drug.  It may be worth the cost-saving benefit to give the generic a try.

Regarding Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate), a medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the drug maker is seeking FDA approval for a new usage for a drug that’s already being used to treat ADHD, however, this will be for maintenance treatment of ADHD in patients ages 6 to 17 years. There currently are no stimulants approved for maintenance treatment of the condition in that age group.

 

 

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Robin Barr is a business owner, animal lover, information and resources junkie, and a fan of innovation. She's also the inventor of award-winning Cold Sores Begone™, an instant preventative, and Canker Sores Begone™, a healing accelerator. A boomer and ENFP, Robin lives in Mission Viejo, Calif.

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Gmail-3 steps to have signature appear under Reply vs end of page

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I ask you, when replying to an email, does the default for Gmail make any sense to have your signature appear at the very bottom of the page, below the original email in the thread, rather than below your current reply?

Thanks to Jeff from Anduro Marketing, I learned the crazy simple way to have my signature appear where it should:

1. Log into your Gmail account

2. Click on Settings, then Labs

3. Search for Signature Tweaks and Enable

That’s it. Now when you reply using Gmail, your signature will be at the end of your reply and not at the end of the entire message.

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Robin Barr is a business owner, animal lover, information and resources junkie, and a fan of innovation. She's also the inventor of award-winning Cold Sores Begone™, an instant preventative, and Canker Sores Begone™, a healing accelerator. A boomer and ENFP, Robin lives in Mission Viejo, Calif.

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Nick Vujicic and wife Kanae expecting first child

Nick Vujicic and wife KanaeI wrote about Nick Vujicic’s life a couple of months ago with pics and video.  He’s the Australian who was born without arms and legs, yet has an attitude and accomplishments that inspire everyone.  He was married to Kanae earlier this year, and they are both very excited to announce they’re expecting their first child.  Congrats!

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Robin Barr is a business owner, animal lover, information and resources junkie, and a fan of innovation. She's also the inventor of award-winning Cold Sores Begone™, an instant preventative, and Canker Sores Begone™, a healing accelerator. A boomer and ENFP, Robin lives in Mission Viejo, Calif.

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Check the background of your Certified Financial Planner here

financial planning for the futureThe Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the largest independent regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States, is dedicated to investor protection and market integrity of the securities industry.

Before selecting a certified financial planner (CFP), or to check the background on who you’re currently using, go to FINRA’s website BrokerCheck, where it will list their industry background and any legal action against them.

My friend recently dodged a bullet by checking this site prior to hiring a CFP whom she’d met at a promotional dinner hosted by the CFP.  The CFP had made some dramatic claims.  My friend looked her up on FINRA’s BrokerCheck and found she’d had a history of misrepresentation and judgements against her.

Do your friends and family a favor and pass this info on to them.

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Robin Barr is a business owner, animal lover, information and resources junkie, and a fan of innovation. She's also the inventor of award-winning Cold Sores Begone™, an instant preventative, and Canker Sores Begone™, a healing accelerator. A boomer and ENFP, Robin lives in Mission Viejo, Calif.

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12 Horrifying conditions makes you grateful for your canker sores

Joe Scott, the founder of www.Cankerboy.com, has written a blog about 12 conditions you may never have heard about but are so nightmarish, you will give thanks you were only handed the canker sores card.

If you suffer from canker sores, even now feeling grateful :) for them once you follow the link below to his ’12 horrifying conditions’ blog, you’ll want to take a look at Joe’s recently released ebook,  No Pain, Your Gain, the complete guide to canker sore treatments, the only guide you’ll ever need.  Even though Canker Sores Begone has been my holy grail, it wasn’t his.  I’ve read the ebook and give it a huge thumbs up. It reaches out to kindred souls, offering over 70 categorized possible solutions where you will no doubt find the answer that’s unique to your body’s chemistry.

Ok, here it is, 12 Conditions Worse than Canker Sores.  Hold on to your hats (even though there’s some comic relief, too).

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Robin Barr is a business owner, animal lover, information and resources junkie, and a fan of innovation. She's also the inventor of award-winning Cold Sores Begone™, an instant preventative, and Canker Sores Begone™, a healing accelerator. A boomer and ENFP, Robin lives in Mission Viejo, Calif.

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A personal, life-inspiring retreat for women baby boomers

Need to get away for a few days?  I do. Seriously.

Women of Woodstock conference location

Emerson Spa and Resort

I found the perfect place to go for this stage in my life, now that I’m 60.  Women at Woodstock, a life inspiring retreat for women 50 and over.   It’s not a traditional conference, rather a very personal experience for every participant – presenter and guest alike.

Hey, 50 is the new 18. We can choose and plan what we want to do for the next 25 young years of our lives.  Women at Woodstock will give us the tools to do that.

At our age, it’s hard to find a conference on any topic, be it business, beauty, or spiritual development, that speaks to our level of life experience and outlook . We baby boomers are embracing the grace, wisdom, and strength from our ‘first 50′ and want to create the next 25 years that satisfies our wants and desires – different from women in their 30’s or 40’s.

What if you could be inspired and empowered to actually:

  • Write the novel you’ve carried in your head for 20 years
  • Launch the business you’ve always dreamed of
  • Find studio space and really create your art
  • Put your fashion designs to paper
  • Find a manufacturer, and turn out your inaugural clothing line
  • Try acting
  • Seek a new spiritual community
  • Leave the committees and commitments that have grown stale
  • Move out of town, or out of the country
  • Become more fit
  • Sell your company and move to something more meaningful

It’s coming up in a month or so – Go for it girlfriend, you deserve this!  Go yourself or grab a friend.  What a rejuvenating, life-affirming experience this will be!

When:   October 7-10th, 2012

Where:  The Emerson Resort and Spa

Use this registration link for a $50 discount.  It will ask for your referrer’s email address – use robin@robinbarr.com.  (I’m not getting anything for this, not even a toaster. I just want you to have this experience.  I know a few of the speakers, this will be so worth it).

Details:  WomenAtWoodstock.com

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Robin Barr is a business owner, animal lover, information and resources junkie, and a fan of innovation. She's also the inventor of award-winning Cold Sores Begone™, an instant preventative, and Canker Sores Begone™, a healing accelerator. A boomer and ENFP, Robin lives in Mission Viejo, Calif.

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My dogs and I survived a kitchen fire tonight

toaster oven on fireI was toasting a tortilla a few hours ago in my toaster oven.  I was busy with something waiting for the timer bell to ring when I smelled burning, then noticed smoke filling up the kitchen.  The toaster oven was engulfed in flames and panicked that it had become too large and out of control.  I tried but couldn’t remember what I was supposed to do and NOT do from a fire safety video I had watched several times in the past.   I unplugged the oven, and grabbed a large pot lid hoping to snuff out the fire although the fire was much larger than the lid.  It was working because I was covering the source of the fire, the tortilla.   This could have gone either way tonight and become a tragedy, possibly with loss of lives.

I found the video.  You’ve probably seen it before, it made the rounds quite a few times.  I thought I’d remember what it said, there wasn’t much to it really.  In a panic situation, you may not remember.  I didn’t.  Watch the video again, bookmark it, put it in your calendar to watch every 3 months or so.  I was lucky, but you might not be.

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Robin Barr is a business owner, animal lover, information and resources junkie, and a fan of innovation. She's also the inventor of award-winning Cold Sores Begone™, an instant preventative, and Canker Sores Begone™, a healing accelerator. A boomer and ENFP, Robin lives in Mission Viejo, Calif.

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