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My favourite thing is to go where I’ve never been. – Diane Arbus

September 20th, 2010 No comments

You!
You like a sailor
With a wondering heart
Have been hiking out
On the sea of life
Riding winds and the tide
Suspending your mind.

You
Like a cautious bird
Frightened by
A shift in the wind,
Are the white gull fleeting
Up into the troubled sky
To a slight clearing
Almost disappearing.

You
Like the crest in a wave
On life’s enduring sea
Are often turbulent
And searching
To find the sandy shore
Nothing more.

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NSL’s 2010 Sleep in America Poll: Asians Get a Better Night’s Sleep

September 10th, 2010 No comments

A recent Sleep in America poll sponsored by the National Sleep Foundation’s (NSL) 2010 found that Asians are the most likely ethnic group to say that they had a good night’s sleep at least a few nights or more a week.

T.S. Wiley, who wrote Lights Out: Sleep, Sugar, and Survival talks about how the light bulb put us out of sync with nature. In days gone by, people spent the summer sleeping less and eating heavily in preparation for winter because light triggers the hunger for carbohydrates. Now, with light available 24 hours a day, we gulp down food all year long, and we spend more time indoors, in light.

It seems as if Asians are about half as likely to discuss their sleep issues with a healthcare professional. They are also half as likely to report having been diagnosed with a sleep disorder. The least likely to report using sleep medication at least a few nights a week (5 percent versus 13 percent Whites, 9 percent Blacks/African-Americans and 8 percent Hispanics), Asians are also the least likely (9 percent) to say that they “rarely” or “never” have a good night’s sleep. This is compared with 20 percent whites, 18 percent of Blacks/African-Americans, and 14 percent Hispanics.

The poll also shows that Asians are more than twice as likely to use the Internet every night in comparison to any other group (51 percent versus 22 percent Whites, 20 percent Blacks/African-Americans, 20 percent Hispanics)

In addition, Asians are also the least likely to watch TV an hour before sleep 52 percent versus 64 percent Whites, 72 percent Hispanics and 75 percent Blacks/African-Americans)

Asians report the use of herbal and alternative therapies at rates similar to Hispanics (2 percent each), but less than Whites (4 percent).

Asians report the lowest rates of losing sleep due to personal financial concerns at least a few nights a week (9 percent versus 22 percent Hispanics, 20 percent Whites and 19 percent Blacks/African-Americans).

We have all heard about some of the things we can do to improve our chances of getting better quality sleep. Here are some of the tips:

-The bed and bedroom is for sleep and sex only.
-You need to establish a regular bedtime routine and a regular sleep-wake schedule.
-Never eat or drink too much close to bedtime.
-Try to create a sleep-promoting environment that is dark, cool and comfortable.
-Always avoid disturbing noises – consider a bed-side fan or white-noise machine to block out disturbing sounds.
-Learn more about how you can get a good night’s sleep with these tips, or check out this sleep boxset with a helpful book.

For more information go to http://www.thewileyprotocol.com

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700 MILES

September 9th, 2010 No comments

Miles and miles …
Of dust and tumbleweeds
Traveling along bumpy roads
Daylight headlights
In the distance
Where purple mountains’ majesty
Loom in the glorious sky
Where Nevada winds blow

They know no different …
Desert rats in a maze
Junkyards of life’s memories
That might bring someone a day’s pay
Old rusty carcasses of cars, flat tires
Naugahyde and beer bottles
Tell a tale, like the stench
Of a depressing Casino
Where people play day after day

And the RVs keep on moving …
And the smiles survive
They watch curiously and wait
Placing their bets on whether
It’s a ’60’s Bentley or Rolls.
Cautiously, yet with ease
They speak to foreigners
Too curious not to find out
Yet friendly enough
To wave hello

You say you love the desert …
The cactus and old Santa Fe tracks
With the centipede-like train
Winding its way through the hills
In the distance, cotton ball clouds
In the rear view sunset
Make their way for the moon
To hover above
And light the way in the night

Near the border …
You tell me you’re ready
For a scotch and me.
And have been all day
You drink in life’s pleasures
Caress and excite
Give and take me
Then we sleep ’till dawn
And I love to be

Around noon …
Just like you said
In the middle of nowhere
By a railroad crossing
Stands the now deserted gas station
Your quest quenched like your thirst
You wonder who took the old gas pumps
“And Chuck…he’s dead,” said the old man

Later that night at home …
Reflecting over fine red wine
You remind yourself and me
One should never go back to old times
And I think it’s so sad but true
As I look at your photograph
On the calendar
From four years before

Kristin DeAnn Gabriel, February 1989

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The Desert of Love

September 5th, 2010 No comments

You’re a desert flower
that blooms late at night
The fragrance lingers
into the morning light

You’re like water in the desert
To a hard working boy
Badly in need
Badly in need
of romance
Ohh…give love a chance

Let me fall into your mind
then quench my desire
Just touching you
sets my heart on fire

Let me drink in life’s pleasures
it’s not wrong or right
You know how passion
is so hard to fight

I can smell love coming
The heat is really on
Uhhh, ohh, uhhh ohh
When I’m think’n of you
I get so turned on

Look into my soul
and tell me what you see
Put out those flames
and set my spirit free

Like water in the desert
love is so hard to find
The chance for romance
is all in the mind

Like flames in a fire
to a sad lonely girl
Badly in need
Badly in need
of romance
Ohh…give love a chance

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Mother Nature: Anti-Counterfeiting Technology

September 3rd, 2010 No comments

TheWiley Protocol – Relief is in the Rhythm Newsletter

September 3rd, 2010 No comments

Relief is in the Rhythm Newsletter

Kristin Gabriel was a consultant with the Wiley Protocol, developer of rhythmic bio-identical hormone replacement therapies, and wrote the company’s consumer newsletters for more than three years. Following is a sampling of the newsletters, which were created in iContact, using its database management and tracking:
August 2009
March 2009
Winter 2008
Fall 2008
Fall 2007
Spring 2007

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Kristin Gabriel’s Writing Biography

September 1st, 2010 No comments
Writer Kristin Gabriel

Known as the communicator, Kristin Gabriel has visionary ideas that have put people, companies and products on the map for years. As a highly accomplished marketing and corporate communications consultant and writer, she has a solid track record of delivering outstanding revenue-driven results for corporations, agencies and client projects, with special focus to emerging security technologies, high tech, biotech, health care and consumer brands.
Brand Experience
The Interface Financial Group, SoftKrypt, Trend Micro Corporation, Applied DNA Technologies, Inc. Origin Oil, Amgen, Inc., CyberMedia Corporation, Panda USA, Symantec Corporation, American Honda Motor Company Motorcycles/ All Terrain Vehicles, MJB Company, Chesebrough-Ponds, and Union Carbide Eveready Batteries.
Selected Capabilities/Highlights
– Developed branding/ marketing strategy and wrote website and all documentation for EasyKrypt encryption software from SoftKrypt.
– Increased online ranking and revenues via search marketing strategies for The Interface Financial Group. Write all corporate marketing and press materials, weekly blog, and articles.
– Supported increasing company revenues from $780 to $1.2M from 2006-2009 for client The Wiley Protocol bio-identical hormones using cutting–edge online search and social media marketing strategies. Wote all marketing and PR materials.
– Consulted with Fortune 500 global anti-virus company Trend Micro Incorporated and implemented highly successful search marketing project during the 2010 launch of Titanium product roll-out. Wrote 14 articles per month for months.
– At Panda U.S. our marketing team helped increase revenues by 35 million during the year after we launched their new product line, and managed PPC campaign strategies. Wrote marketing driven email campaigns and press materials.
– Developed initial corporate branding and marketing communications strategy for publicly-held biotech company, Applied DNA Sciences (OTCBB: APDN), a provider of embedded DNA biotechnology anti-counterfeit and fraud solutions, which garnered a higher market-entry valuation. Wrote all marketing and press materials.
-Trained and supervised six-person corporate communications team at Influence Communications using self-developed Outstanding Success corporate communications training program. Wrote teacher and training guides for program.
– Executed a corporate communications IR/PR program for CyberMedia Corporation entailing investor relations, corporate and product public relations. Wrote marketing and press materials with team. Achieved an overall doubling of the company’s valuation which led to acquisition by Network Associates.
– Responsible for strategy and launch of the Symantec AntiVirus Research Center (SARC). Results from the consumer campaign for Virus Awareness Month at SARC from February 15, 1997 through March 31, 1997, achieved a total of 55,282,791 million audience impressions within print and broadcast media.

Gabriel’s writing capabilities have been honed into digital work ranging from technical manuals and white papers to marketing and press materials. Corporate writing projects include writing business plans, training manuals, white papers, ad copy, and email marketing campaigns. She continues to ghostwrite client blogs, and publishes optimized online articles and electronic press releases for clients. She has written website copy for www.easykrypt.com, www.herbalix.com, www.thewileyprotocol.com, and www.ifgnetwork,.com, among others. In a brief tenure she was editor in chief for the Amgen in-house newsletter.

She has also written numerous training and industrial video scripts and student guides for companies including The Office Depot, The Orange County Sanitation Department, Shell Oil Company, Maidstone Wines and Spirits (Kahlua brand), HomeClub and Personal Finance Company, Nissan, Enron Oil Company, HSC Software, Panda U.S. antivirus software, and others.

Gabriel’s feature stories have been published in a variety of magazines through the years including New Woman, ID World, and The Digital Alley magazines, and on countless blogs and article websites.

A native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, during her career, Gabriel spent ten years in New York City and now lives in Los Angeles, California. A graduate of Mills College, California, Kristin received her B.A. degree in communications with a minor in art history. She has been a member of the Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC).

Contact: Kristin Gabriel
www.kristingabriel.com
T: 323.650.2838; C: 213.840.6978

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