Cyber Monday!

Shopping!!!  From the time I was little I do have very fond memories of shopping — and sales.

Sales where my mom and I would wake up early and get to the stores.  One of the most amazing sales I experienced during my childhood was Baker’s shoes.  We would line up in the mall before the doors opened.  They would have racks and boxes of clearance shoes.  Shoes for $1, $2, $3.  Oh, my goodness! A shoe horder in the making! I was probably only 9 or 10 years old when we started collecting mounds of shoes.  At those prices, who could go wrong? 

When I started driving I would head off to Macy’s the day after Christmas — the store would open really early.  Even being exhausted after the holiday wouldn’t matter.  I would pull on a pair of sweatpants and head off into the cold morning to buy my entire wardrobe for the year for somewhere around $50.  Not even kidding.  Dresses or suits that were hundreds were reduced to nearly nothing.

Maybe the sales aren’t that amazing nowadays.  Afterall, that was forever ago. 

But, the thrill of the hunt is as alive as ever.  And now with even more places to hunt.

Besides the mall, the local stores and the outlets, the internet is a shopper’s paradise.  Just Google and you can find anything in your wildest imagination.  And Cyber Monday is another excuse to shop till you drop.

Good luck on your hunt for the perfect gifts . . . afterall, Hanukkah starts this week, and Christmas is only 24 days away!

Authored by: Doreen Guma

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC 

Doreen holds a Bachelor of Science in Management, a Masters in Business and Policy Studies, is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (a board certified healthcare executive), a Certified Professional Coach and a Certified Life Coach.

Doreen is the founder of Time to Play, a place to find resources for a better life.  She came up with the Time to Play Philosophy that you have to be happy, healthy, have money and a work / life balance to have quality of life, and believes everyone has the right and the ability to enjoy life.

Doreen has worked in healthcare since 1987, 14 years in a hospital and since 2001 in skilled nursing facilities.  She has held positions in administration, as the Director of Quality Improvement, Risk Manager and Director of Medical Records.

In 2005 she and her husband opened D. James Marketing, a healthcare specific consulting firm which assists healthcare organizations with new program generation, quality improvement, staff and client satisfaction, event coordination, coordinating educational symposiums and more to help spread the message about the healthcare servics they provide. The primary goal of D. James Marketing is to educate the community about resources that are available so people may know where to seek help in the event of a health need or a health crisis with a focus on proactive prevention. 

Contact: 631-331-2675 


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