Sunday, October 4, 2020

Everyone Needs a Warm Buddy


 Everyone needs a Warm Buddy don't you agree? I know I sure do.
Something to help soothe aches and pains and help me relax and that is
where the Warm Buddy comes in.

I recently received a Warm Buddy Sports Therapy Wrap (Heavy Weight) The heat wrap/heat pack used by therapists and athletes. This is a great gift for men. Extra large size, weight and penetrating moist heat provides comfort for those who suffer with back and shoulder pain. Infused with our signature anti-stress aromatherapy blend of lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, rosemary and cloves. The Sport Therapy Wrap comes with an adjustable belt to hold the wrap firmly in place. Extra long heat holding – 1 hour or longer. Contains our anti-stress blend. Use warm or cold to assist with the relief of aches, pains and stress. An excellent stress relieving gift. The cover comes in black velvet with an embroidered Warm Buddy logo.

Recent studies have found that heat wrap therapy proved to be more effective at treating lower back pain than oral pain medications such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen.

Product measurements: 10″ X 26″

Product weight: 4.5 lbs

Warm Buddy heat wraps are proudly made in Canada. 

My son recently hurt his shoulder at work so I know when he gets this wrap he will use it a lot. Its great to relieve those sore muscles and can be quite relaxing at the same time.


 

The Benefits of Heat Therapy

Pain is one of the most common medical ailments with 1 in 5 North Americans suffering chronically. Despite its widespread occurrence, many individuals still suffer with unrelieved or under-treated pain. It’s negative impact has been found to span every age and every type and source of pain in which it has been studied. “A lot of people think that chronic pain is something only older people get, but in fact one in five children suffer from recurrent or chronic pains,” explains Jennifer Stinson, a nurse clinician scientist in the Research Institute at Sick Kids hospital in Toronto. 

The majority of people dealing with pain have a significantly decreased quality of life. More than half suffer from severe levels of depression. The Warm Buddy Company is committed to helping improve the quality of life of pain sufferers with our line up of natural heat therapy products.

Warm Buddy heat wraps provide pain relief in a number of ways. Deep penetrating heat increases blood flow to the painful area, bringing more nutrients while flushing out the injured debris. It also promotes speedier healing by stimulating natural metabolic rate. Most importantly, applying heat will activate heat receptors at the site of injury. The receptors then block the effect of chemical messengers that cause pain to be detected by the body. 

Dr Brian King, leader of the team that carried out the research on the subject at the University College London, Department of Physiology, describes it this way: “The heat doesn’t just provide comfort and have a placebo effect – it actually deactivates the pain at a molecular level in much the same way as pharmaceutical painkillers work.” 

Additionally, sports medicine researchers at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey have concluded that heat wrap therapy is more effective for relieving lower back pain than drugs such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen. Dr. Nadler states that heat wrap therapy is effective and important to patients because it gives them a treatment option that does not have the potential risk to the liver, kidneys, and gastrointestinal tract than can accompany inappropriate analgesic (oral pain medication) usage. The heat wrap treatments for low back pain also proved to be “better than oral analgesics because it goes beyond pain relief to provide muscle relaxation and increased flexibility.”

Another important use for Warm Buddy hot/cold therapy wraps in pain relief is their application in cold therapy treatment. When used cold, swelling and inflammation are decreased. Cold dulls nerve activity in the area to reduce the sensation of pain as well as provides vasoconstriction of blood vessels which stops fluid from traveling to the injury where swelling occurs thereby reducing the amount of swelling and permits fluid drainage. Cold also reduces muscle spasms and tightens muscles, limiting stretching and extending which allows them to heal. 

This Sports Wrap can be put in the microwave for 2-3 minutes on high for the heat, or in the freezer for 2 hours or longer (in a plastic bag) for the cool effect.

The wrap has milled rice and lavender flowers inside and has such a lovely smell to it. The cover is machine washable but you cannot wash the inside heat pack itself. 

Do not use a wrap on children 3 and under.

I received the Warm Buddy Body Warming Wrap. Of course mine is in my favourite color. Violet-Swirl



 

I was out driving for over 3 hours yesterday with a friend and was looking at all the lovely scenery and boy my neck paid for it. So tonight I warmed up my wrap and in no time at all my neck is feeling so much better. So I know these work great.

Warm Buddy has many different products to help you get relief. So check them out today.

The sponsor has graciously offered a Sport Therapy Wrap RETAIL PRICE: $59.95 to one winner in Canada or US

 So get those entries in today and good luck to all.


Sunday, September 13, 2020

20th Anniversary Edition of Thomas and the Magic Railroad.


                              
Today we have a fun movie for kids and adults alike. Its the 20th Anniversary Edition of Thomas and the Magic Railroad.

 

So tell me now who out there doesn't like Thomas The Train? I have sat with my kids when they were small and watched these movies and I enjoyed them. I know you will too.
 Out on Blu-ray + DVD September 29. Available for the first time in high definition and loaded with new bonus features, this release is sure to please Thomas the Tank Engine fans of all ages.
Starring Alec Baldwin (The Boss Baby, 30 Rock), Mara Wilson (Mrs. Doubtfire, Matilda), Peter Fonda (Easy Rider, Ulee’s Gold), Didi Conn (Grease, Shining Time Station), Russell Means (Last of the Mohicans, Pocahontas), and of course Thomas the Tank Engine, Thomas and the Magic Railroad is a longtime family-favorite.

For as long as anyone can remember, the magical Island of Sodor has been the realm of enchantment, innocence, and talking train engines. Mr. Conductor (Alec Baldwin) is taking care of the whole railway whilst Sir Topham Hatt is away.

Mr. C comes from a family of miniature Conductors who travel between the Island of Sodor and Shining Time Station thanks to a supply of mysterious gold dust. However, Sodor’s steam engines suddenly find themselves heading for a load of trouble courtesy of the railroad baddie Diesel 10, whose plan is to destroy our hero Thomas and Mr. C… then take over Sodor before Sir Topham Hatt’s return. Thomas and Mr. C must save the engines before his dwindling supply of gold dust runs out!

Lily (Mara Wilson) has a hunch that her grandfather (Peter Fonda), up in his workshop on Muffle Mountain, can be the one to crack the code that will save the Conductor family… and bring back to life the Magic Railroad, which runs between Sodor and the beautiful Indian Valley surrounding Shining Time. Lily teams up with Mr. C and Thomas and sets out to get Sodor back on track in this beloved, full-length adventure starring the world’s #1 tank engine.
While Thomas And The Magic Railroad celebrates its 20th anniversary, Thomas the Tank Engine is marking his 75thyear as a beloved children’s character. Originally part of the Rev W. Awdry’s Little Railway book series, first released in 1945, Thomas was brought to life through the cherished TV series Thomas & Friends, created by Britt Allcroft (director/writer/producer of Thomas And The Magic Railroad) in the early 1980s. In the late ‘80s, Allcroft and Rick Siggelkow introduced Thomas to America when they created Shining Time Station. Many years on, Thomas’ legacy remains everlasting.


SPECIAL FEATURES
·        ”Return To Shining Time: Your Ticket To Thomas And The Magic Railroad” – Two-Part Documentary With Writer/Director/Producer Britt Allcroft
·        “Hello Mr. Conductor” – Interview With Alec Baldwin
·        “Finding Your Sparkle” – Interview With Mara Wilson
·        “There’s Something About This Place” – Interview With Didi Conn
·        “The Sounds Of Sodor” – Interview With Composer Hummie Mann
·        Behind-The-Scenes Reel
·        Deleted Story Lines

Here is a trailer for you to watch:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWyEWGYz2NM&feature=youtu.be
Thesponsor has graciously offered to give away a Thomas and the Magic Railroad DVD to two winners. Open to US and Canada and ends Sept. 28, 2020 Good luck everyone.
Good luck everyone.


Friday, September 11, 2020

I am finally back.

 Hey everyone, thanks so much for your patience. My husband passed away in his sleep July 20, 2020 at 3:57 am. He had fallen asleep and slept for three days until he passed in his sleep. At least now he has no more pain, no more needles, no more feeding tube and he now can talk where he hadn't been able to for over a year since his total laryngectomy.

I find the time so long and boring and its very lonesome with him gone now but I thank God for friends. My son just lost his wife on Aug. 31st of this year and she was only 37. She also had cancer and was bedridden like my husband was. They called each other their hero. She fought right to the last breath and it was so nice that at the moment she passed there was a ray of sunshine came in the window and shone right on her face and a butterfly was right outside the window. The sun never came out all that day until that moment. One tear came down her face and she was gone. She leaves two children, 14 and 12. It has not been a great year for a lot of people.

So enough of my sad stories and just letting you know  I am back and will have a giveaway posted by the weekend. Thanks for reading and sticking by my blog.

Darlene

Friday, June 12, 2020

Just Letting You All Know

Sorry I have not been here in a while but some of you know that my husband has been told he is terminal with 6 months or less to live. He was in hospital for 3 weeks and came home where he wants to be. He has made all his final arrangements, talked to our kids and me about what he wants and who gets what,  papers are all signed. I am his sole caregiver  and at this point am pretty well worn out. He has had a lot of visitors and today thankfully nobody has come. I am not getting much sleep and can fall asleep at the drop of a pin like right now. We have two psw's coming in each day and a nurse every two days. So much to learn and remember. Hubby is awake almost 20 our of every 24 hours and I don't know how he does it. So this means I am awake too.
My son has been helping me quite a bit. Staying here if I have to go out, and I call him at all hours of the night to help me with is dad but that has now come to a stop. His wife is only 36 and just came home from hospital yesterday and is in a wheelchair. Her legs gave out like my hubbys but she is not bed ridden. So they have homecare coming in now too so he doesnt have the time to come when I need him. His wife will come first as I told him. He has been so good the last while back but now I am on my own.
Anyhow the psw just arrived so gotta run. I hope you understand and I will be back soon as possible.

Monday, May 25, 2020

When you Wish Upon a Pickle


 Here is a video for all the little ones to enjoy. Not associated with a giveaway at this time. Hope everyone enjoys it.
This is a digital-only release of the primetime special Sesame Street - When You Wish Upon Pickle, out June 2 from all major digital retailers.

Los Angeles – Winner of the 2019 Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Children’s Program, Sesame Street – When You Wish Upon a Pickle will be available for digital download on June 2, 2020 from Shout! Factory  and Sesame Workshop 

The acclaimed primetime special features guest appearances by Blake Lively and Amanda Seyfried.

When a mysterious wishing machine is delivered to Sesame Street, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster, and Ernie find their wishes coming true after they talk to the magical pickle inside. One word of warning though: when you wish upon a pickle, make sure you read ALL the directions first! When Elmo wishes to be a grown-up and run Hooper’s Store, he switches bodies with Chris. When Ernie tries to help his friend achieve his dream of becoming a TV meteorologist, Bert ends up trapped in the television, dashing from show to show. Cookie Monster’s wish for more cookies results in more Cookie…Monsters! Abby teams up with her favorite storybook detective – brought to life by a wish, of course – to figure out what’s going on in the neighborhood. In the end, the gang learns that if they believe in themselves, they can be anything they want to be — without needing magic.

Currently in its 50th season, Sesame Street is the country’s longest-running children’s television program, and has received more Emmy® Awards than any other show in television history.
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Mystery Science Theater 3000, and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.

About Sesame Workshop
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit media and educational organization behind Sesame Street, the pioneering television show that has been reaching and teaching children since 1969. Today, Sesame Workshop is an innovative force for change, with a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. We’re present in more than 150 countries, serving vulnerable children through a wide range of media, formal education, and philanthropically-funded social impact programs, each grounded in rigorous research and tailored to the needs and cultures of the communities we serve. For more information, please visit sesameworkshop.org.