Raquel English

Organized Mermaid Arsenal/ Medicine Cabinet

“Organization isn’t about perfection; it’s about efficiency, reducing stress and clutter, saving time and money and improving your overall quality of life.”

Today we are going over the physical need, “Mermaid Life” the need to live.  A part of that human need is the desire for order and balance. So I’m discussing an essential part of my life and that consists of having all things orderly and organized.

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What’s Mermaid Junkie TV?

CameraAwesomePhotoHello Mermaid Junkies,

I hope life has been treating you well and you’re getting ready to get back into the current of things with school and your merchildren. I wanted to take this time to explain a few things about my new blog format, what I’ve been up to… plus I wanted to clarify a few things about my YouTube channel series.

You may have noticed that I took my widgets and side bar info away, and also spruced up my about pages. I did that so as to work on getting my subscriber list bigger and focus less on traffic. As some of you techies may know, bloggers love traffic (which I get a ton of) but traffic needs to convert to subscribers. I make my living off of my blog and YouTube, and the only way to make a living doing this is to have SUBSCRIBERS on both. Subscribers equals money.  Don’t get me wrong I love my blog and channel, but I also have to have a way to pay for things.

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Why People Overreact For Seemingly No Reason At All. Here’s Why:

Have you ever been having a conversation with someone and all of a sudden you can see their demeanor change or they just seem to switch gears mentally while talking to you?

Almost as if what they are saying has riled up some sort of emotions within them and you have no clue what just happened?
The other day I was talking with my mother about a conversation that she had with my brother. In the conversation my mom said that each time she spoke to my brother, at some point he would begin laughing.

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The Four Human Needs for Living a Balanced Life


Hello Mermaid Junkies,

In this episode I will be going a step further into each basic need and describe what each need represents. If we strive to live in these quadrants we will be balanced in our lives.

Here’s a quote from Stephen Covey about our innate need to be balanced as individuals.

Human beings have natural needs they must fulfill in order to lead balanced, happy, healthy lives. The four broad areas of human need are the physical (the need to live), the social (the need to love), the mental (the need to learn), and the spiritual (the need to leave a legacy). When all of a person’s needs get fulfilled in a proper balance, that person experiences a “Fire Within” that drives him forward in all his endeavors.

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A Mermaid Junkie’s Time Management Introduction to the Basics

Hello Mermaid Junkies,

I am so thrilled to begin this journey with you pertaining to balancing your life and all of the beautiful ways to achieve balance in your life through the Franklin Covey Time Management System and a few other techniques I’ve been using for years. This is my first Introduction series video on Mermaid Junkie TV. I hope you’ll stay tuned each week, for “Upwelling Wednesdays” where we’ll discuss all the important factors to developing a balanced life. Included in the series will be discussions on all aspects of someone’s life, such as, Physical, Mental, Social/Emotional and Spiritual.

We as beautiful human beings have many facets to ourselves, not just being a great person in one area of our lives. A person is all encompassing. There are many parts to what makes a healthy human being, and I am going to share with you the many things I’ve learned, tested, and tried that have been successful for me, that I’d love to share with you.

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The 4 Steps To Discovering What Your Dream Job Is

Hello Mermaid Junkies, I haven’t written a post in a bit, and even though I want to sit and explain how apologetic I am, I’m not going to. Not because I don’t feel guilt, but because even though It may not show, as of late, all the work I’ve been doing, is still very muchContinue ReadingContinue Reading

How The Holy Ghost Is Like Fish/Mermaid Scales

Hello Mermaid Junkies, Ive missed you very much, and I’m glad to be back. I do have a whole story to tell you about being gone, preparing for the relaunching of my website, plus all sorts of great news, but I’ll save that for another post. I promise I’ll share. For today though I thoughtContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Christmas Past 2011

Hello Mermaidlings, Since I am still working on the relaunch of my website, I thought it’d be nice to revisit my home a few years ago. I’m doing my best with these photos even though I know they aren’t that great. This is my Victorian tree. The ornies are from my lovely mother that startedContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Halloween Part 1

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Underwater Construction

Hello lovely Merfolk, Thank you for being patient, it’ll be well worth the wait.  Image credits: Barbara Moustafa