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Carol L. Bluestein: 2nd OPINION—HELP
Sometimes You Just Need Someone To Listen.

Need a second opinion? Not sure about which way to go? Just need an uninvolved honest and empathetic someoneto look at or listen to an idea, a web site, a color choice or combo, a design—I'm happy to do it. And you don't even have to do what I suggest. In fact, our discussion may lead you in the opposite direction. It is all okay. I'm offering an opportunity to exchange ideas so that you can make the best decision for you—with the emphasis on action.

I'm NOT, and do not aspire to be, a life coach. I'm talking about that one little thing that keeps you from moving forward, the glitch in the list, that little piece of insanity that is making you crazy. I know about these things. Happens to me all the time and I've learned, in the end it doesn't matter so much what I choose just that I make a choice.

Now, a disclaimer. My children and grandchildren don't ask me anything. I'm not sure that they just don't want to hear or they don't want to hurt my feelings by going in a different direction or their mind's made up or it's just none of my business. All of which could be true and it is okay with me. If I need to offer an opinion, I announce that I'm only going to say it once because keeping quiet is killing me. That is the special signal. They are all trained to listen and say, "Yes, Mom" or "Yes, Grandma." After I leave, they are free to do whatever they want. Does it work? Yes. We're all still talking and as close as ever.

What follows is a sampling life experiences and interests:

I have had over 25 years experience in both profit and non-profit organiztions. As an employee, owner, consultant, executive director, board member and volunteer, I have seen first hand how important customer service, employee satisfaction, networking, sales and marketing are to any enterprise.

As a computer consultant, I am trainned in project analysis, design, development and user interface for local and enterprise systems, both internal and web based.

I have my been trained in Home Design by over seven years of HGTV. Many of my own projects and fearlessness comes from learning and understanding what to look for and what questions to ask.

I had quite the experience in selecting her Step-in Tub. It is not as clear cut as the advertisements would have one believe. If you are looking to purchase one for yourself or a loved one, be sure to review my guide.

From 2002-2008 I was the main caregiver for my mother and stepfather. I was their advocate as they went through numerous hospital stays; home aids, heart, lung, pain and stroke issues; rehabilitation; doctor visits; hospice; and their final days. My experience may help you care for your parents (or family member) while finding the wherewithal to take care of yourself as well.

Then, there is my life experiences—marriage, love, children, grandchildren, loss, finding personal fulfillment and self-actualization, the joys of photography, gardening, building and tearing down, owning and caring for dogs, cats and koi and all the good and bad stuff that comes with being alive.

No guaranatees on the advice. But, I do promise to be honest, forthcoming, constructive, non-judgemental and supportive with my two-cents. And, remember, you get to go do whatever you decide is best for you.


An email question I can Answer in 10 minutes or less is FREE;

More Comprehensive Discussion is $25 per 1/2 hour.

Retainer Rates available for longer term.

Carol L. Bluestein CONTACT Information •
PO Box 238, Slingerlands, NY 12159 • *518-369-2866
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