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November 16th, 2018 
Gary Sullivan
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GARY SULLIVAN . Monthly Newsletter

APRIL 2016

Keep Up The Speed When You Walk

What Are You Tolerating?

Need For Confession

Clever Household
Cleaning Hacks

Solar Powered

Keep Up The Speed When You Walk

A brisk walk is good for your health, especially as you grow older.

A study reported on the LiveScience website found that older adults who maintain a speed of 3 miles per hour when they walk have a 50 percent lower risk of heart disease than people with a pace of two miles per hour or slower. And folks who walk an average of seven blocks a day have a 47 percent lower chance of developing heart disease than those whose walks add up to just five blocks a day or less. So put your shoes on and get walking!



What Are You Tolerating?

Multitasking today is a lot more complex than it used to be. Our grandparents might have multitasked by getting a meal on the table while doing laundry and watching the kids. But today we do the same thing while also texting, planning a work meeting, and checking email.
With so many competing distractions, our stress rises. We can become cranky and unfocused.
Now throw in a bunch of less obvious distractions — the kind that add to our stress without us even knowing it. I call these tolerations. Tolerations are little, but persistent distractions that we simply try to ignore, usually around the house, but also at work and in our cars.

Tolerations are things like a smudge on the wall, a messy counter top, a loose cabinet, or an ugly piece of art. You see these things out of the corner of your eye, in plain sight, but ignored — tolerated.

We usually don’t notice tolerations until we remove them. Then we breathe a sigh of relief and wonder why we didn’t do that sooner. One reason that staging works in homes for sale is that the tolerations are missing. Buyers walk into a clean slate. They have a subconsciously refreshing sense of no distractions.

Try this: Just sit in one room of your house and look around. Make a list of everything you see that is out of place, torn, cluttered, ugly, etc. Then eliminate one distraction at a time with no time pressure to add to your stress. Take a week, a month, even a year. Notice how you feel each time you remove something from your peripheral attention.


What can be seen in the middle of March and April that cannot be seen at the beginning of or end of either month?


Email your response to by
APRIL 15th and if correct, your name will be entered into a draw where two lucky people will each receive a $50 Gift Card to a local restaurant.

Need For Confession

A young priest went to his older mentor for help. “Father, no one wants to let me hear their confession. What should I do?”

“Let me sit in the confession booth with you and listen to how you conduct yourself,” the elder priest suggested.

After hearing a few confessions, the two priests met in the senior priest’s office. “Now, I want you to try a few things,” the elder priest said. “Practice crossing your arms over your chest and rubbing your chin with one hand.”

The young priest did as he asked.

Then he was told, “Try saying some things like, ‘I see … Yes … Go on … I understand … How do you feel about that?”

The priest rehearsed the lines until the other one nodded.

“Now,” said the senior priest, “don’t you think that will work better than slapping your knee and saying, ‘No way! What happened next?’”



What fruit is also known as the “love apple”?



Congratulations to :
Peter Matto and Ray Poitras
whose names were drawn from all correct responses. They will each receive a $50 Gift Card to a local restaurant.


Clever Household Cleaning Hacks

Steam-clean your microwave. Cut a lemon in half and put it in a microwave-safe dish filled with water. Zap it until the water boils. Let it steam for another minute before opening. The gunk can now be wiped away with less effort.

Speed up dryer time. Throw one clean dry towel in with your wet clothes before starting the dryer. 10-15 minutes later, take it out. The dry towel will absorb some of the excess moisture.

Clean scorched pans. Fill the bottom of the pan with water and a cup of white vinegar. Simmer. Remove the pan and add 2 tablespoons baking soda. Empty the pan and scrub lightly to remove burn marks.

Dust lamp shades with an adhesive lint remover roll.

Dusting magic. Use “used” dryer sheets to pick up dust on your computer keyboard and screen, wipe the TV screen, buff out water spots on the bath mirror, clean murky car windshields, and pick up dirt from your baseboards.


Truly Useful Solar-Powered Gadgets

Solar power seems to be everywhere these days. Here are a few of the more innovative and inspiring solar products that you can really use.

Solar backpacks and tote bags. Small solar-power generators, equipped with a lithium battery, are incorporated into the backpacks to power cell phones, MP3 players and other small electronic devices anywhere, anytime.

Solar cell phones & chargers. Solar incorporated into some smartphone’s touchscreens makes them accessible even after the battery has died. For ordinary phones, dozens of cases are available with solar-charging cells built in.

Solar ovens & barbeques. This invention can bake, boil and steam food by harnessing the power of the sun through solar panels without the “unclean” energy of fossil-fueled electricity (wood, coal).

Solar laptops. Two hours in the sun can supply these laptops with 10 hours of battery life. External mini solar panels can provide life to ordinary laptops, too.

Solar sun shades. Umbrellas, beach covers, blinds, and porch covers all have solar cells built-in. Why not? By design, these are intended to face the hot sun.

Solar roof tiles. Made to look like old-world blue tile roofs, these are solar with style. Similar technology has been incorporated into solar bricks and siding.

Solar decorative lighting. From Mason jar lids to tiny solar “leaves” on a solar-charging tree, solar has been incorporated into a huge array of micro-lighting and charging devices.

Solar window outlets. Plug your power cord into the window. These devices suction right onto the glass to provide a low-level of power for everything from charging devices to powering small lamps, hot plates, and clocks.

Solar camping gear. If you’re a car camper, you might enjoy having your tent powered up during the day, so you can plug into it at night, a features that’s useful for charging cell phones, lighting, and other small gadgets. Also try solar reading lights, solar water heaters, solar flashlights, and solar generators.




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