Control Your Own Life

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By, Crystal S. Kauffman

During recovery or even in everyday life, you are going to learn quickly that you will only able to control your own situations and circumstances. Honestly, you cannot control the way anyone else chooses to treat you. You can choose to stay away from any person, who hurts you and does not change their behavior once you have discussed the issue. Save your energy and stay away from the craziness, while focusing on the positive things in your life that make you happy.

Controlling when people come to your home, work, or other places that you go can keep your anxiety level down. However, you can also tell visitors to text or call you before a visit, so you can decide if you want to actually have a visitor over at that time. Sometimes, you may just want to be alone because you feel grouchy and full of anxiety. Setting rules with your visitors will help you regain control over your life, while you focus on healing and meditation.

Furthermore, talk to a mentor on how to control your finances if you need help, because you will need to pay rent and electricity in a stable home. You may also have to pay for water, propane, and/or other necessities inside your home. Learning to control your finances will make you proud and give you a sense of freedom that is amazing after dealing with addiction. Therefore, take control of your finances and your life, so you can find the peace and happiness that you long for everyday.

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Creating Your Own Writing Space

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Are you thinking about joining the freelance writing world, whether you choose to publish and submit your completed work online or offline?  If so, begin by finding and creating a small office area, which will allow you to enter the magical world of freelance writing. You must develop several social media profiles like Facebook or Twitter to connect with other freelance writers, but be sure to listen to any tips or advice they give you as a new freelance writer.

First, you will need to set an office area with a sturdy desk or table, a desktop or laptop, and a good printer with paper. You will need a comfortable chair because you will be in it most of the day or night while writing. Additionally, you will need printer paper and notebook paper, as well as several pencils and pens in a cup. Pick out a decent reading lamp and then install an office program like Microsoft Office or Open Office. Make sure that you have enough space to work in since you will be taking many different reminder notes.

Second, look for a cup to keep pencils and pens in, which will allow you to save time by not looking for something to write with. Always keep a pencil sharpener and paper clips on your new desk, because you will use them daily. Be sure to leave enough room in your office for a small filing cabinet or some file boxes. You will be responsible for keeping records of your work, both online and offline for tax or business purposes.

Third, create a blog online with a blogging platform Blogger or WordPress, which will allow you to submit new blog post or articles. Pick out a special place to keep your references books like the dictionary or the tips for freelance writing book. As you pursue your freelance writing career, you will find that your career can stay on track, if you stay organized! Always back up files your work into the computer’s hard drive and a thumb drive, as well as sending them to OneDrive or another cloud program.

Fourth, Choosing your own writing space can be as simple as rearranging some furniture in your bedroom or in a quiet space in the house. Either way, you should choose a place that is away from all of the household distractions. Then, you can allow your creative juices flow, as you concentrate on creating a daily writing habit and building your client list by social networking with others.  Furthermore, you can adjust your writing space as you see fit, once your career begins to grow and expand.

Finally, you will need to establish a daily writing schedule, but you must pick a time that your creative juices will be flowing. Start, by setting some ground rules about your writing space with your family and friends. Ask each member to refrain from disturbing you, during your official writing time and turn your phone’s ringer off.  Now, sit down and let your mind enter the magical world of your own mind, so you can start writing about anything that comes to your mind.

Copyrighted by, Crystal S. Kauffman, 2018

How to Build a Freelance Writing Career

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Are you a new and struggling freelance writer, who is looking for a way to make a living with your creative talent? Do you have a computer with a word processing program, a smart phone, and access to the internet? Have you already created a portfolio online and offline, in order to send to or show potential clients? Make sure that your portfolio has a current picture of you, a biography, and all the links or copies of the articles that has been published.

Include your best writing samples, in order to showcase your freelance work that has not been published online or offline. One way, to build your portfolio is to submit or pitch your articles to blog owners or website owners. You can also build a personal blog and publish your writing on your very own blogging platforms like WordPress, Weebly, or Blogger. There are websites that will allow you to join their website community and you may be able to find clients that need your freelance services.

Next, start searching the internet for freelance job listings or databases, which will allow you to register and apply for freelance work. Here are a couple websites to get you started on your freelancing journey, so check out and However, be sure to check out each new website that offers writing for cash with the Better Business Bureau first. This way, you can avoid being scammed by companies that charge you a monthly fee and never find you any work.

So, look into the community or database that you plan to join and avoid the frustration, which most young writers endure. But, you also visit the library or local bookstore, in order to find books that list the current freelance markets that are available. Additionally, there are blogs and websites that are devoted to listing information about magazines and blogs that are looking for current submissions. Before submitting anything, read each listing carefully and follow the websites guidelines or special needs of each editor.

Finally, submit an article to the local newspaper office or submit it online with a copy of your resume and several different writing samples. Submit articles that will capture an editor’s eye and his interest, so you will have a better chance of being selected for future assignments. Remember to connect with other writers and ask them ask about their favorite writing sites, in order to keep up with the growing profession of freelance writing.

Copyrighted by, Crystal S. Kauffman, 2018

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THERA TEARS-A Dry Eye Drops That Really Works!


At the end of last year, I had to have an eye test, because I noticed changes in my vision. I got an adjustment in my prescription and a new pair of glasses from Designer Eyewear on Normandy Ave., which is in my hometown of Jacksonville, FL. My eye doctor discussed a few things with me after the eye exam was over. First of all, he assured me that I had no diabetic bleeds in my eyes. I was worried, because I have diabetes type 2 and I’m a working hard to find a happy medium. Second, we discussed my itchy, yet dry eyes that irritate me and have made me slow down in writing.

He suggested that I use another brand of lubricant eye drops, but the bottle was very expensive. After reading the ingredients on each brand I looked at, I finally settled on THERA TEARS-Lubricant Eye Drops. Immediately, I started using this brand of eye drops over two months now. I was instructed to use it four times a day. Now, my eyes feel really good and I don’t have issues with dry eyes or itchy eyes. I love this product and if you have dry eyes like me. Check it out for yourself and see if this product can help you too.