More Google Chrome Extensions


Some more new favorite Google Chrome extensions of mine are the Gmail label column resizer and the Panic Button (sounds serious, doesn’t it?) …  Who remembers how to add these?  Open Chrome, go into settings then choose extensions.

gmail-label-resizerGmail label column resizer
User script that allows the labels column in Gmail to be resized

  • Allows the labels column (left panel) in Gmail to be resized.

panic-buttonPanic Button
Hide all your tabs at once with one single button and restore them later.

  • PanicButton makes it easier for you to hide all of your tabs at once just by clicking on a button. They are then saved as bookmarks in a separate folder. Afterwards, the PanicButton turns green and shows you how many tabs are currently hidden.
  • Another click on the PanicButton restores all of the tabs you have hidden earlier.
  • If you don’t want to restore your tabs just delete the “temporary Panic” folder in Chrome’s “Other bookmarks”-folder.
  • You can also use PanicButton’s keyboard shortcut. Just press F4 to hide and restore all your tabs. (currently only works when you’re on a http:// or https:// page)

instant-translateInstant Translate: Select and Translate 
Translation, text-to-speech, transliteration on pages and in the pop-up for 100+ languages. URL Shortener 
Shorten url with, the Google URL shortener, and share with many different service!

turn-off-the-lightTurn off the lights
The entire page will be fading to dark, so you can watch the videos as if you were in the cinema.

  • With a single click on the lamp button, the page will fade to dark. And automatically focus on the video. By clicking on it again, the page will return to normal.
  • Turn Off the Lights is a lightweight and useful add-in designed for a more comfortable watching experience. It works for all known video sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Hulu, Metacafe, YouKu, etc. Not only this but these extensions are compatible with Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Microsoft Edge, Maxthon and Yandex web browsers.
  • A few great features in this browser extension:
    ✓ Turn the lights back on, by clicking on it
    ✓ Support multiple video sites: YouTube, HTML5 video,… and more
    ✓ Customize your YouTube:
    Auto HD: Set videos to play in HD automatically. Users can select from highres > 8K > 5K> 4K > 1080p > 720p > 480p > 360p > 240p > 144p > default
    Auto Wide: Automatically plays the video on the widest mode
    ,… and more
    ✓ Easter Eggs:
    Shortcut key: T -> Do you like a real movie theater feeling?
    ✓ Option to make the screen dark when the user clicks on the play button
    ✓ Option to turn on/off the fade in and fade out effects
    ✓ Custom colors
    ✓ Option to Flash Detection
    ✓ Option to Show Dimness Level Bar
    ✓ Option Eye Protection for when it’s night. And with whitelist/blacklist filter
    ✓ Option atmosphere lighting that shows a glow around the video player
    ✓ Option to show the dark layer on the top of the window
    ✓ Options to shortcut keys:
    Ctrl + Shift + L to toggle the lights
    Alt + F8 to restore the default opacity value
    Alt + F9 to save the current opacity value
    Alt + F10 to enable/disable the Eye Protection feature
    Alt + (arrow up) to increase the opacity
    Alt + (arrow down) to decrease the opacity
    Alt + * to toggle the lights on all open tabs
    ✓ Option Camera Motion
    ✓ Option Speech Recognition
    ✓ Option for Mouse Wheel Volume Control for each HTML5 video player
    ✓ Option to add a filter to the current HTML5 video player (grayscale, sepia, invert, contrast, saturate, hue rotation and brightness)
    ✓ Option to show the Audio Visualization effect on top of the current HTML5 video (Blocks, Frequency and Music Tunnel)
    ✓ Option to loop the current HTML5 video player
    ✓ Option to place the Night Mode switch to toggle YouTube™ in black or white theme. And with whitelist/blacklist filter
    Time stamp: Activate the Night Mode within the chosen time
    Blackout: Dims the web page and activates the Night Mode
    ✓ Option to stop YouTube and HTML5 videos from automatically playing.
    ✓ and more…

Why Computers Sometimes Crash! by Dr. Seuss.

If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port, and the bus is interrupted at a very last resort,
and the access of the memory makes your floppy disk abort, then the socket packet pocket has an error to report.

If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash, and the double-clicking icon puts your window in the trash,
and your data is corrupted cause the index doesn’t hash, then your situation’s hopeless and your system’s gonna crash!

If the label on the cable on the table at your house, says the network is connected to the button on your mouse,
but your packets want to tunnel to another protocol, that’s repeatedly rejected by the printer down the hall……

And your screen is all distorted by the side effects of gauss, so your icons in the window are as wavy as a souse;
then you may as well reboot and go out with a bang, ‘cuz sure as I’m a poet, the sucker’s gonna hang.

When the copy on your floppy’s getting sloppy in the disk, and the macro code instructions cause unwanted risk,
then you’ll have to flash the BIOS and you’ll want to RAM your ROM, just quickly turn the darn thing off and run to tell your Mom!

Spa treatment and aromatherapy

Remember, you can’t change the past – but you can learn from it!

Live in the moment!

This is my motto for today and the upcoming days.  No more negativity!  Why surround ourselves with negative when there is so much positive going on in the world around us?  So I will start focusing again on the positives and living life to the fullest.

This past week has been an eye opener and I am telling you today is the second day of the rest of my life!  I refuse to be controlled by others and I am going to continue being authentic to who I am!  Guess who that is … someone who makes people smile, shares her knowledge and experiences with others and grows mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually from the people around me!

So today I would like to share what I learned last week about aromatherapy!  Has anyone tried it before?  I had before, but I got a renewed energy for it this past week with some classes I took!  So if you haven’t tried the latest in natural healing, I would recommend you try it and see how it helps you feel.  Whether you are tired, exhausted, stressed, sick … whatever you are feeling, see if this natural healing can help!  My challenge to you!

**this is from Allina Clinic recommendations**  (


Spa treatment and aromatherapy

Using Aromatherapy for healing

Aromatherapy uses essential oils to maintain and restore health. Aromatherapy encourages your body’s natural ability to relax and heal, and supports the balance of mind, body and spirit.

Studies have shown that using aromatherapy helps reduce:

  • Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Upset stomach (nausea)
  • Being unable to sleep (insomnia)

Benefits of Aromatherapy

  • It’s natural to ask “How could smelling something help with my pain?”
  • The natural ingredients of the essential oils help relax your busy mind, calm your stress, help you sleep and reduce your pain.
  • When you smell the aroma, the molecules of the essential oil move from your nose through your body, bringing healing to the places that need it.

How to safely use essential oils

  • Stop using essential oils right away if you have any reactions such as red, dry or itchy skin
  • Do not use essential oils in or around your eyes
  • Do not take (or swallow) essential oils by mouth
  • Do not use undiluted essential oils on your skin
  • Do not use essentials oils on children under 15 years old or pets unless you have talked with a certified aromatherapy practitioner (someone with a medical degree that focuses on this area).
  • If you are using essentials oils at home, talk with a certified aromatherapy practitioner about special instructions for pregnancy, medical conditions and taking medicines

Aromatherapy Choices that Allina Health Clinic recommends:

  • Frankincense helps with anxiety, stress, and pain. The full name is Boswellia carterii.
  • Ginger helps with upset stomach and pain. The full name is zingiber Officinalis
  • Lavender helps with anxiety, stress, being unable to sleep and pain. The full name is Lavandula Angustifolia
  • Mandarin helps with upset stomach, anxiety and being unable to sleep. It can also help lift up your spirits. The full name is Citrus Reticulata
  • Marjoram helps with muscle pain, anxiety and being unable to sleep. The full name is Origanum majorana
  • Roman Chamomile helps with anxiety, stress, being unable to sleep and pain. The full name is Chamaemelum nobile.
  • Spearmint helps with anxiety, stress, upset stomach, pain and constipation. The full name is Menta Spicata

Happy High Five Tuesday!

Hey everyone!  Happy High Five Tuesday!  Put a smile on someone’s face and go up to the people around you today and say “Happy High Five Tuesdayscreen-shot-2016-11-08-at-4-03-01-am” and give them a big high five.. through my current employer, I was fortunate enough to join an amazing committee at work that sets goals for our building lined up with the mission and vision of our organization.  My favorite core value is “All People Have Value.”  So I remembered back to my previous employer and an amazing man who worked for our company who went around and had High Five Tuesday at the corporate office.  If you were lucky enough to be there when George was there on Tuesday, he constantly made you smile just by such a small gesture, a High Five!

So today, my challenge to you is simple:  Make someone smile!  Make someone’s daysmilepopopencards become brighter by sharing a little sunshine with everyone around you.  Today is going to be an amazing day, because guess what… you woke up this morning and took a deep breath, so you know it’s going to be a great day no matter what life throws at you!  Spread a little happiness on this Beautiful High Five Tuesday!


20161108_071550AND GO VOTE!!!!! Get your I voted Sticker and take a selfie with it and post it here on my comments or out on Facebook on my business page!  #CodependentOnLife

I get my stuff done this this week, I can’t spend any more time worrying about posting it now.




#Update As of 2:00pm on November 8….

Today has been an amazing day so far due to my Harry Potter magic spell with my “Luck of the Otter”… today I said goodbye (but not forever) to my current job that I have been with for almost 4 years and I look forward to my new job that20161108_145035 I start on Monday next week … a mile from my house so I can walk if I need (
My little VW, as cute as she is, won’t make it parked outside all winter, so now if I need to go to work on a snow day, I can because I can walk if I have to) … my son says we need I need to get a newer car … he wants  me to get a Luxury Car so he can drive it because he loves driving high end cars since he knows we can not afford one, so if you know anyone with a luxury car they will sell for a really HUGE discount that I can afford, that would be AMAZING!) …

N20161108_152432ow this afternoon I have senior pictures with my son (and we all know senior pictures are really all about the parents and their friends and not especially boys could care less! We had a great time with this amazing photographer during my son’s senior picture session today!!! Find BW Portrait art on Facebook! I met them this summer when I entered a raffle they were doing at a festival in Blaine! #goodPeople …

So today I embrace Change (#BeAnAgentForChange), although change is often painful and not easy to understand, (yes, I issued some “I’m Sorry Citations” and left a few “Elf on a Shelf gifts” because I live a life of service)  … I love helping people with their technology investments to be more productive in their work/personal life … That’s why I joined the Coon Rapids Lions Club and I feel safe with my friends and family at the Coon Rapids VFW Post 9625 … I am looking forward to this next adventure in this “game” I call my life! I am a fighter who has been diagnosed with a “label” called PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder among other things).

screen-shot-2016-11-08-at-6-10-26-pmThrough some amazing networking with my new friends at the Coon Rapids VFW, I was introduced to  a  support group for people living with anxiety and stress and learning coping skills.  I look forward to the support group meeting tonight from 6:30-8:30 for my stress …   #BeAuthentic #WordsHurt #BulliesNeedToRealizeTheConsequences #CyberbullingIsReal #IAmALuckyOtter  #BrokenPromisesduetoInsecurity #TimeToMoveOn 


Mindfulness #loveLife

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“It’s not really about sitting in the full lotus, like pretending you’re a statue in a British museum. It’s about living your life as if it really mattered, moment by moment by moment by moment.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way on purpose, in the present moment, without judgment. This isn’t about trying to stop thoughts and feelings, but about shining a flashlight of focus, moment-by-moment, on our emotions, thoughts, body, and environment. Although mindfulness has roots in ancient Buddhist meditation, it is quickly gaining momentum in today’s scientific community as an proven way to enhance relationships and connection, reduce stress, boost the immune system, improve memory, and manage emotions, among other things. We challenge you to not only start your Circles meetings with a mindful moment, but to take this opportunity in Circles to develop mindfulness as a daily practice. In our busy modern world, which can sometimes be filled with stress, sleep deprivation, multitasking, and digital distractions, what could be better? And remember, mindfulness doesn’t have to be only while sitting in a chair in a quiet eucalyptus-infused room. Bring mindfulness with you while you’re out shopping, brushing your teeth, holding a baby, and even working at the computer!


Happiness Challenge .. Day 21

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.” ~Herman Melville

day-21-happiness-challengeConnect to thrive! At every level there are invisible patterns of unity and oneness interconnecting everything. These have no power structures or hierarchies; they are not for sale. They pass freely from heart to heart along the web of oneness that connects us all. We can be present with someone whose language we don’t understand, who speaks about circumstances we have never experienced, or whose reactions are baffling to us. It’s an orientation and intentionality to simply be with another.

3. Commit to Action

In the next 24 hours, adopt the orientation of oneness with something or someone(s). Hold hands with a loved one and be present to the currents of connectivity between you, share a meal with someone of a completely different background than your own, tune into the buzz of the natural world around you. You’ll soon find that in each of us, there is a little of all of us; each one affects the whole!