We live in an area which has a Home Owners Association (HOA). We have no experience with this, but we have had a rude awakening to the control the HOA has over the freedoms we took for granted in the past.
Dermatologists and other doctors should be sensitive and educated when dealing with people with phobias.
If you could decide what disability you would have in this life, what would it be?
Here is a detailed account (with lots of photos) of the stops on our Alaskan Cruise.
Our first cruise was an eye-opener. This article is about the pros and cons of going on a cruise.
These days, we can travel across or around the world more easily than ever before. But visiting a place and truly experiencing it are two very different things. Here are a few ways to get the most out of your adventures abroad.
Selfies can be dangerous if the person taking it is not aware of their surroundings and conditions. Here are guidelines for taking selfies.
Tourist destination a "must see" in New Zealand. My experience staying in New Zealand.
Home to Mozart, Beethoven, Sigmund Freud and Gustav Klint, what makes this City so inspirational. Travel there to find out!
Tourism is great for jobs and fun, but what about the locals? Is it ruining the environment? What is the future of Tourism?
People scuba dive for various reasons, one of which is to observe endangered marine animals.
In 1837, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints having money trouble. Some of the leaders and members were upset and wondered how they could go on.
As part of the Mormon (LDS) culture, we are taught not to swear or take the name of God in vain. In a world where it is commonly accepted today, it is not easy.
An experience we had in Vava'u, Tonga.
Being a caregiver is something you should prepare for. Read all you can and search for organizations that help caregivers either of the elderly or disabled.
So much to see in Utah, my home. There are several parks and canyons. Four season delights for hiking, skiing, boating, fishing and much more.
It takes a lot of effort for a married couple to come together on learning the best parenting skills for their children. I’m glad Smarter Parenting has done the research and described the steps to bec
The day I got baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. My impressions and memories of that day.
I was totally unprepared for my orbital decompression surgery, and it ended up being a nightmare! By sharing my experience, I hope that others will be more prepared than I was.
I share here my true conversion story to the LDS faith (Mormon).
Each year we resolve to do better than the last. Enthusiastically, we scribble down or plaster in our brains goals to keep start at the New Year. We promise ourselves that we will keep it up all year.
Children of single parents have been found to develop emotional and psychological problems. They also feel insecure and have difficulty in social situations.
Depression needs more attention, or does it?
My family doctor said my labs are “fine”. But, thankfully, I have found two doctors that agree there is something “off” about my thyroid function and are willing to go further with it.
(Transcribed from Grandma Anderson’s handwriting by her granddaughter, Ruth Elayne Anderson Kongaika) The talk was enclosed in an envelope addressed to Mr. & Mrs. Don Barker who lived in Heber, Utah.
Parenting is a daunting responsibility even when things are running smoothly. When a child shows behavior requiring medical intervention, it becomes more difficult.
Uplifting music can overcome darkness.
Travel to South Germany and visit to one of the historic castles in the area. King Ludwig II of Bavaria, his life and eventual downfall.
We visited Austria recently and found a wealth of knowledge and art as well as natural beauty. There is so much so see, if would take a lifetime to experience it all.
We traveled to Italy, Austria, Germany and the Vatican to be with our son and family. These are some of our experiences, observations and impressions along the eway.
One favorite family activity is driving up the canyon in Utah to see the autumn leaves. The Alpine Loop does not disappoint.
Recently we had a family reunion (my mother's side), and it was held at the Jordan Park in Salt Lake City. Part of the park is a beautifully planned garden called the International Peace Garden.
This year we had one of our family reunions at Willard Bay in Utah. Fun times!
My ancestor was born with a clubfoot in the 1800s. His mother was inspired how to wrap it to straighten the foot.
My ancestors are important to me. Hannah Duston was a brave and faithful lady who overcame tremendous obstacles.
Is it beneficial to grow up in a single language or a bilingual family? I grew up only speaking in English. My children were raised in a bilingual family. Is one better than the other?
Over a hundred varieties of tulips are displayed on 55 acres at a tulip festival in the heart of Utah each Spring.
The most contagious disease is porno addiction. It can turn a home into a brothel, a person's physical temple into a playground. It is Satan's way of demeaning the family and fighting eternal rights.
Some of us suffer from social anxiety to the point where it is debilitating. Here is my story.
It took me 64 years to learn that I had a mutation that had been affecting my life as long as I remember. It is a fairly new science and not too many doctors know alot about it. Here is my story.
It is an enigma
Now that I near the end of my life, these are things I wish I had known when I was a tween.
A fun Frozen Princess party for a little girl's birthday.
A night I will never forget! A group of nine of our family went to Salt Lake City to attend Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas with special guests, Santino Fontana, and The Sesame Street Muppets.
One benefit of having a timeshare is that we can trade it for another venue quite easily. Our latest getaway was very enjoyable since it was off season for snow skiing, but just what we needed.
Teaching moral literacy and forming character seems to be lacking these days. We must not permit our disputes over thorny political questions to obscure the obligation we have to teach our children good character.
Since retiring, I have inherited several family journals. I am in the process of typing them up and distributing to all my relatives so they may learn from them as much as I have.
Joy according to my Grandmother Gladys
Choose wisely what you will spend your time and attention on. Addiction to anything can be harmful. Take a rest and pamper yourself.
I recently went on a sentimental journey with my father to Sanpete County in Utah. He wanted to drive to where he was born, raised, married and worked. My husband came along, and we taped my father as he recalled places, dates and people that had influenced him through his life. Mother passed away...
In the developed world, most couples married partners within two or three years with the man as the oldest.
An actual trance using guided imagery for mental health.
The Great Depression in the 30s affected many of our parents and grandparents, and it has had a ripple effect.
My grandma said she loved me before I was born. That is truly conceivable since she was there together with my parents and siblings for my first sonogram. True story of child born with spina bifida.
Avid gardeners may move to a different climate in retirement. My story moving from Hawaii to the desert of Utah.
Economical households are thrifty and want to get the most out of every dollar. Perfect ingredients equals perfect results when cooking.
Talk I gave in LDS Ward with theme of You Can Do It Now by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf.
Our get together with old school chums had summoned up many memories, good and bad, and I learned the embarrassing lesson to always have a treat to share on hand.
The internet has been referred to as "The Community Library Learning Center" and by others as the Neighborhood Porn Store".
Hawaii has idyllic weather much of the year. It is wise to be aware of the month by month events that take place in the islands so you can plan accordingly.
There is no "personal space" in Polynesia , since they are used to greeting with a hug and kiss, sleeping in the same room, and sharing everything, they cannot understand our need for “space”.
In its earliest forms, the hula was a form of worship performed in a temple in honor of the Gods, and under the direction of a priest. It was predominantly performed by males who were each carefully selected for their masculinity, virility and agility.
Utah may not have Disneyland, but it does have Lagoon. A historical and fun place for kids of all ages.
My husband went for nearly twenty years without becoming a citizen of the United States, because he said he didn’t want people to think he married me for a green card.
Tribute to Mom on her birthday anniversay.
Is a woman expected to have children if she can? This is a source of trouble in many relationships. Why do some women feel guilt for not having more children?
All the jobs changes I have had in the last fifty years. Technology has changed the world and occupation opportunities have changed with it. My experiences job experiences from high school to retire.
Coptic Christians have made a life out of the garbage of Cairo Egypt. They recycle what they find into useful items and have carved a church into the rocks near Cairo.
With only 24 hours to see the sites in Paris, we took the metro. My son navigated the underground maze to the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triumph. Travel experiences.
Our experiences in Egypt only two years after the revolution ousting Mabarak as President. Affect on tourism in desperate times.
There is no set rule when you should stop driving. Each person is different, but there are signs when it is time to get off the road.
Tragedy that occurred at Flag Day in American Samoa in 1980. We were eye witnesses.
The Tongan peop of Oceania wear clothes that show respect to the Royal Family. When going to an affair where royalty is expected, certain clothes are expected. Tradition also dictates funeral attire.
Learning about foot mapping or zoning, how to use essential oils and affect on insomnia. My personal experience with a foot zone therapist.
I was arrested for working in a foreign country. Although I was married to a Tongan, I was an illegal alien and had to get a work permit.
A visit to Salt Lake City Temple Square during the holidays is a great family activity. Beautiful colored lights in the trees and nativity displays. Enjoy the spirit of Christmas and see the Christus.
My honeymoon experience was much different than most. It was a culture shock for a newly wedded wife.
The Oceanarium Restaurant in Waikiki is a unique experience. You can watch marine life in the huge aquarium while you dine on award-winning cuisine.
Hawaii's favorite paid attraction is The Polynesian Cultural Center on the North Shore of Oahu It offers something for every one. It features seven Polynesian cultures in one place.
One-ingredient ice cream with bananas. No sugar, no fat, only bananas. Optional ingredients to add.
Lanai is the sixth largest island in Hawaii. History of the island and pictures. LDS involvement in the island.
Reasons for hair loss and possible solutions. Thinning hair and baldness is caused by many different reasons. What you should do before deciding on a hair restoration system.
Tonga still uses traditional medicine in many families. It has been passed down through the generations. They now export some of their medicines to other countries.
Free or Inexpensive sights to see in Hawaii. Beautiful places in Hawaii. Sight seeing in Hawaii.
King of Tonga passes away. The Prince to take the throne soon. Funeral services for His Majesty King George Tupou V.
Sinners need the Sin Eater. The original sin eater was Jesus Christ. There is no need for any more.
Purpose of Easter holiday. Teaching children about Easter.
Intercultural marriage is not easy, but not unlike other marriages. Compromise and unconditional love is essential. Challenges of where to live, what to eat, what language to speak and how to raise children becomes a concern.
Learning About Your Ancestry Can Impact Your Life. Where to look for your family history and genealogy records.
My grandparents taught me valuable lessons. They were examples of hard work, faith and endurance. This is a tribute to them.
A trip to Scotland crossed off my bucket list. Traveled to Scotland with my father and husband and had some fine adventures. Castles, lush rolling hills, and lots of lochs (lakes).
How to survive university as a mature student. Older students go to school for various reasons. Why you should go back to school and get a degree.
Mohs Surgery for skin cancer. Effective treatment for basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma. Fight melanoma with Mohs surgery
You have to make tough choices and decisions when you get close to retirement. Here are a few of the questions you must ask yourself. Planning to retire.
A history of makeup and why people wear it. Different types of makeup. Top makeup brands. Cosmetics and videos of makeup.
Famous Mormons in business, sports, acting, writing, in politics and other areas. It lists some members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who are well known in their fields.
Paradise is different to each person. Here are some pictures of what Paradise would be like to me. I live in Hawaii, and it could be Paradise at times, if there were no bugs.
My husband's other wife is his plantation. He loves spending time growing plants and being the king there. He is known as the banana king in our neighborhood.
With free plug-ins, you can make a kaleidoscope effect in image editing software. Here are some examples of what you can do using your own photographs. Also a great kaleidoscope animation included.
Grandchildren are so much fun. Here are a few expressive photographic images we have taken of my adorable grandchildren through the years. Kids can be funny, cute, mean, give stink eye and many more expressions.
Hawaii Five-O Season Premier at Sunset on the Beach. New actors, pictures and videos.
Find the Lost Sheep of Christ. Missionary work in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Hawaii loves saimin and ramen noodles. Stories, recipes and ideas for this great comfort food.
new Italian music trio Il Volo is made up of three teens from Italy. They have become quite a sensation in two short years.
Sisters can be friends, foes, or whatever you want, but for sure they are forever. Thoughts about sisters.
After two years on Hubpages, I am still discovering myself. Advice for other writers.
History of picture brides in Hawaii who were brought to help the sugar cane plantation workers. Sad but true history.
A tribute to all daughters, but in particular my own daughter. She is the sweetest daughter ever.
Some countries remove their shoes at the front door. The custom is catching on with many home owners.
History of Music with The Jets, telling of their beginnings and 25th anniversary.
Shore fishing in Hawaii. How to catch small and big fish from the shore of Hawaii.
Polynesian Cultural Center on the North Shore of Hawaii. Annual Fire knife dance competition at PCC.
Aloha means many things. Here are a few of the meanings of aloha.
How to spice up your love life with new dating ideas for young and old.
What to expect with total knee replacement. Baby boomers other health concerns.
Wise words from Mother Theresa. Christian Living helping orphans.
Everyone loves crayons at one time or another. This is a chronological history of crayola crayons.
Special thoughts about mothers. Tribute to all mothers. Pictures and poems.
Modest has different meanings. What it is and how to use it in your life.
A comedian duo called the Laughing Samoans. Eteuati Ete and Tofiga Fepulea'i make up the Laughing Samoans. Hilarious!
There are many waterfalls in Hawaii. These are some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the islands.
Hawaii has 150 distinct ecosystems. How to conserve the ecosystems of Hawaii.
European beauty secrets. Tips from Greece, Poland, France, Belgium, England, Russia, Romania, Holland and Spain.
Cleopatra was known as a beautiful queen. Beauty secrets from ancient egypt.
How to find peace in this world of technology. Way to find your way back to peace today.
The history of the ukulele. How the ukulele came to Hawaii.
Hawaiian women like to wear big gold bracelets and other jewelry. History of Royal Hawaiian heirloom jewelry in Hawaii.
Steel Iron edging, arbors, gates, and trellises add much to your garden. Make a statement by using steel iron implements.
Useful tips for home hair coloring. Choosing the right shade, brand and avoiding mistakes in coloring your hair.
Big Island volcano, Kilauea. Videos and pictures of Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii.
The many reasons people write. Hubbers have different reasons for writing hubs.
Many women of Tonga can juggle. They grew up juggling fruits. It is a game to them.
Window treatments and films for privacy, safety, and ease of use. Decorative window treatments you can do yourself.
You can use a programmable thermostat to save money. Living green advise for home owners.
Amazing singers who move me. My favorite singers with videos and links.
Companies and products dedicated to living green. How you can help take care of the earth.
You can get an education from professors who share their knowledge online for free. These are distinguished university professors. Take advantage of this free education.
Gorgeous Robert Redford and his career. History of Robert Redford.
Vintage Art can be used for digital scrapbooks and invitations. Ideas and tips for using vintage art.
Elvis Presley loved visiting Hawaii. He broadcast a concert to forty countries from Hawaii.
Gay means something different in Tonga. The Friendly Islands of Tonga culture perpetuates effeminate males.
Personal experiences going to the movies in Tonga in the 70s. Don't expect stadium seating to say the least.
Bruno Mars vocalist from Hawaii. Just the Way You Are is his biggest hit.
You can get sick from flying in a jet airplane. What places to avoid to stay well after flying in a commercial jetliner.
Many people are illiterate when it comes to medical terms. The meaning of often used medical terminology.
Health Literacy is a problem. It can be dangerous when you do not understand what your doctor tells you. Know the right questions to ask.
Orem High School demolition video and memories about my graduation night. Pictures and map of Orem, Utah.
Neal A Maxwell is a church leader who inspires and motivates. Here are some of his sayings and a bit of his history.
Navigating by the stars in Hawaii. Ancient Hawaiians have passed down their secrets of navigation and it is still in practice today.
Greek yogurt has become very popular. Health benefits of greek yogurt and delicious recipe ideas.
How to educate your children about money. Parents are responsible to teach children how to budget.
Financial planning before you have a baby. What expenses to expect when you add a baby to the family.
Financial options for students. Advise for getting student loans.
Retail stores that offer credit cards. Advise and caution about using store credit cards.
Personal finance hinges on several factors. Health, education, salary, emergencies, and investments must all be considered.
Inspirational words for families from Christian leaders. A voice of warning for the hypocrits.
Honolulu Waikiki Aquarium is a fun inexpensive place to visit for families. Maps, pictures and video.
Box jellyfish stings are painful. Here is what to do if you happen to get stung by one.
VOG is Volcanic smog put off by erupting volcanoes. In Hawaii it can look like smog.
Epilepsy is a condition, not a disease. Education about epilepsy will help the world advance from darkness into the light.
College paper written regarding Confucianism and Taoism. Two different schools of thought from China.
Hawaii is known for plenty of delicious foods. These are a few local favorites and recipes.
Merry Christmas in Hawaii. Mele Kalikimaka from Hawaii. Song, video and pictures in Hawaii.
Unique ways to say thank you. Showing gratitude in fun ways.
Halloween safety by trunking. Trick or treat can be fun and safe.
Christmas Family pajama tradition. Get closer as a family with look-a-like pajamas for Christmas.
Hawaiians love a great ghost story. Here is one to give you chicken skin (ghost bumps).
Breast cancer is a killer. How to lessen your risk for breast cancer. Be aware of signs of breast cancer.
Gifts for children with special needs. Toys and tools for your child for holidays and birthdays.
If you know a Diva, you know how picky they are. This is advise for giving gifts to the diva in your life.
Advise for grandparents. The most important gifts you can give to your grandchildren.
Hawaiians love ghost stories. Here is one to give you chicken skin.
Hawaiians love ghost stories. You can get chicken skin listening to these haunting stories.
Free fun Halloween images and fonts for your use. Links to free Halloween fonts.
Nicole Miller is a great designer. See some of her styles and learn about her past.
How to bring the best out in your skin. Beauty tricks and tips for your skin.
How to prepare for your golden years. Retirement advise and options.
Hike Laie Falls on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Map, signs and pictures for the Laie Falls Trail.
Get your flu shot and then take measures to make it last longer. You can eat certain foods to boost your immunity also.
Most Favored Tourist Attraction in Hawaii. History, map and pictures.
Grandfathers are good for many things. Here are some fond memories and thoughts about grandpas.
Motivational thoughts from Marjorie Pay Hinckley,a small devoted woman. Quotes and Recipes for comfort food.
Laie is a little town on the North Shore of Oahu. This is a comprehensive guide for tourists and visitors to Laie, Hawaii.
The largest shopping mall in Hawaii and it's history. Photos and stores in Ala Moana Shopping Center in Hawaii.
Buy USA. Purchase items made in the USA.
How to find inexpensive souvenirs from your trip to Hawaii. The International Market Place in Waikiki is the place to be.
Technologic gadgets help us multitask, but do we really get more done? Does multitasking affect our emotional IQ?
Nothing is better on a hot day than Shave Ice. Hawaii has some great places that serve up smooth shave ice with your favorite toppings.
Favorite restaurants in Honolulu. Hawaii has several fun and unique restaurants with great food. Maps, videos and pictures.
The Gateway Mall in Salt Lake City has many great restaurants and stores. Map, pictures and a few suggestions of where to eat in Salt Lake City.
Hawaii is well known for the fresh shrimp trucks on the North Shore. Tourists and locals alike enjoy fresh shrimp plates in Hawaii.
My observations after writing for Hubpages for one year. Most popular and least popular hubs.
Smart phones are supposed to make you smarter, but do they really. It is easy to lose it and we forget how to memorize phone numbers.
The Tabernacle Choir tours throughout the world. History of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Great treasures to have to remind you of your trip to Hawaii. Don't forget your honeymoon in Hawaii.
Many artists and entertainers change their names. Why artists change their names.
Beautiful dolls by Madame Alexander. History of these collectible dolls with pictures and links.
It is not good to mix certain drugs. Drug mixture can be toxic.
There are many pet names for grandparents. Grandchildren use whatever names feels comfortable or what their grandparent insists on.
Ideas and tips for creating a memorial garden. Make a healing garden.