Monthly Archives: May 2012

Want to Control Messages Coming to You From a Facebook Group

As we have all come to realize, Facebook is a conundrum of puzzles to unravel, and slowly but surely I am determined to master them all. 

If you are getting unwanted messages from a member of a group (as opposed to messages I send directly to all group members), there is a simple way to control that pesky problem.

1. Click on the inverted triangle in the upper right corner of your Facebook page.


4. Look for the words “Edit Settings” to the right of the words: “How You Connect”

5. Where you see the words: “Who can look you up using the email address or phone number you provided?”, select FRIENDS.

If you have further tricks to share, please post them here so we can help one another learn!

Live in Beauty




The resourceful women of Rwanda have learned the craft of basket weaving at the knee of their mothers and grandmothers. For generations they have been creating intricately designed baskets for both utilitarian and decorative purposes, in assorted shapes and sizes.



Many of you may recall the horrors wrought by the 1994 Rwandan civil war which left the country in ruins and it population of approximately 11 million in abject poverty.

Tracy and Greg Stone are  a  couple  who decided they could make a difference. By created a non-profit organization to help address the many needs of these people, the basket weavers were helped to expand the markets for their beautiful woven products to far beyond Rwandan borders.

The proceeds from these baskets have enabled the African weavers to provide their families with basic necessities of food, clothing and health insurance and to pay school fees for their children. Raskess for Love and Healing  is a wonderfully inspiring story of Making a Difference – One Person at a Time.

You will meet the unspoken hero to this story soon.

This story will continue in the Tales2Inspire™ 


 Ruby Collection.

Lois W. Stern is the author of two award winning books about different aspects of aesthetics (physical beauty): Sex, Lies and Cosmetic Surgery and Tick Tock, Stop the Clock ~ Getting Pretty on Your Lunch Hour. Beyond those topics, Lois is committed to writing short stories to touch the soul – stories that she calls her inner beauty “tales”. Suspecting that many writers who don’t have a enough inspiring stories for an entire book, might  have one fabulous “tale”  to share, she set out to find out . By initiating the TALES2INSPIRE contest as an “authors helping authors” project, Lois hopes to provide authors with a platform for building their own fan base, with the opportunity to have their work published in a short story anthology.


 Please take a moment to visit my NEW Facebook Author page and LIKE it.

Thanks so much,


 Get more info, ‘how to’s’ and ‘what if’s’ about Lois’ Tales2Inspire project

Click to Explore the Many Dimensions of Beauty




A Vietnamese woman who was suffering with a rare aging disorder has finally had corrective surgery.

Nguyen Thi Ngoc Mai was first diagnosed with Werner syndrome at aged 10, but because of her parent’s financial constraints, was unable to undergo the necessary treatment. By age 28 not only did Nguyen have the appearance of a 70-year-old, but was having difficulty walking and was experiencing other health issues.

Last month the 28-year-old underwent plastic surgery to restore her appearance following a consultation at China Medical University Hospital in central Taiwan.

Through a translator Nguyen says: “I feel like I am being reborn and there are hopes in my life again.”

Live in Beauty, Nguyen.


Beauty Within

                  Beauty Without . . .

                                  What’s Your Passion?

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