Posts Written On December 13, 2018

For your Dog: CBD Oils

Add ElleVet Science’s hemp chews and oils to your holiday list! Whether your dog is young or old, these chews will help with muscle regeneration after a lengthy walk, or provide assistance with arthritis and muscular issues.

ElleVet Sciences creates the only clinically proven hemp-based product in the United States. They partnered with Cornell University to test the efficacy of the product and found that 80% of the pets in the study had “dramatic improvement in mobility.”

There’s more on the study at


Moderation: A Not-So-Simple Key to Happiness

If you’re a big reader of the Hey Do You website, you’ll know that many of the articles focus
on various topics; topics that are interesting and very helpful. These topics mainly fall under
the ‘lifestyle’ category. Now, it is no secret that people everywhere crave a better lifestyle,
whether that be through financial freedom, makeup, must have solutions, etc. Everyone’s
definition of a “better lifestyle” varies and is subjective. However, the common denominator
is that people are trying to reach a certain point of happiness. Yet, unfortunately, most
people don’t achieve true happiness, especially when they seek out an abundance of
material things. It’s no wonder that a significant portion of the US population lives with
mental illness. Note: this isn’t to say that material things can’t make you happy; they
certainly can! But, like everything in life, it should be in moderation.
So, we’re going to try something different today. Today we’re going to step away from
physical products and/or services. Today we’re going to talk about how you can achieve
happiness outside of physical products and how to simply improve your overall mental

Ads! Ads everywhere!
Everywhere you look, there are advertisements. This is perfectly natural and you have
probably become accustomed to seeing them. However, subconsciously your mind is likely
telling you to “buy buy buy.” Unfortunately and unbeknownst to most people, consumerism
leads to depression. The key here is simply self-control. Buying products and services is
perfectly fine. However, there’s no need to be excessive about it. As the saying goes:
everything in moderation.

Control is Difficult Though
As noted above, “the key here is simply self-control.” Simply. If only it were simple. The
unfortunate fact is that this is easier said than done, and that’s understandable. We all have
desires in life, and these emotions can be hard to suppress, if not impossible. This is true
primarily because one of the only ways we can suppress our desires and impulse purchase is
by changing our economic philosophy as a society. For the foreseeable future though, this is
unlikely to happen.

Shopping Addiction
As you can see, shopping addiction is no joke. It’s also unhelpful that this isn’t really treated
as a serious mental health issue. It’s largely brushed aside. However, thousands of people do
in fact look for therapists in an effort to manage their spending habits. And, this isn’t
something people want to address. It’s become so bad that people are using Internet
directories to find a therapist.

Look, consumerism can be difficult to overcome. Seeing thousands of ads per day doesn’t
help your case. But, by simply applying a slight amount of extra control and self-awareness
can go a long way. The important thing to remember is this: go out and buy what you need!
Heck, buy what you want! But, do it in moderation and ask yourself if this is something that
will truly make you happy. Your mental health will thank you.


Grand Sierra Resort and Casino Offers the Ultimate Getaway for Winter Travelers

Reno-Tahoe’s premier resort-casino features spectacular holiday décor, an ice rink,
a winter pool deck, live entertainment, holiday dining specials
and more to celebrate the season
RENO, Nev. (Dec. 13, 2018) – Reno-Tahoe’s premier resort-casino destination, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino (GSR), offers the ultimate getaway for winter travelers. As everyone’s home for the holidays, GSR is transformed into a winter wonderland complete with festive holiday décor, an ice rink, a winter pool deck, holiday dining specials, live entertainment, and more, bringing merriment to guests from near and far. In addition, located in the heart of the Sierras, GSR offers travelers looking to hit the slopes by day and hit the club by night, a one-of-a-kind après ski experience. After a cool day on the mountain, winter revelers can return to GSR to warm up with some hot action on the casino floor before heading to LEX Nightclub, the region’s premier nightlife experience that rivals venues found in the country’s top nightlife destinations.
GSR’s Home for the Holidays
The halls of GSR have been officially decked with festive décor around the property, including more than 80 trees, indoor and outdoor holiday lights and more. Upon entry, guests will discover a gingerbread village, as well as a holiday toy train that travels through GSR’s winter wonderland complete with grandiose ornaments, festive garland and other seasonal décor, all while enjoying holiday tunes.
The Ice Rink and The Pool.
The Ice Rink at GSR is an 8,000 square-foot outdoor rink provides breathtaking views of the Sierra Mountains while giving guests plenty of room to skate to their heart’s content. In addition to the magnificent outdoor ice rink, guests can enjoy the year-round heated resort pool, hot tubs, fire pits and a full-service bar serving up seasonal delights and traditional favorites. The Ice Rink and The Pool at GSR will be open daily between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. through March.
Photos with Santa
Saturday, Dec. 15 and Sunday, Dec. 16, from 1 to 6 p.m.
Fun for the whole family, kids and kids-at-heart can take photos with Santa outside GSR’s Kids Club.
Top-Notch Skiing
Snow bunnies rejoice! GSR is just minutes away from nearly two dozen resorts providing some of the best skiing in the country.
Loosen those belt buckles because GSR’s acclaimed restaurants are serving up a variety of seasonal surprises and festive treats to warm the soul during the cold winter months, including:
2nd Street Café Express
Through Tuesday, Dec. 25
Holiday treats including Christmas cookies, holiday cake pops, peppermint bark, pies, and pumpkin or eggnog cheesecake will be available.
Pop-Up Festive Holiday Bar
Through Tuesday, Dec. 25
Seasonal delights will be available near the guest elevator lobby from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
Holiday menus can also be found at Charlie Palmer Steak, Grand Café, Reserve Wine Bar and Cantina. For more information or to make a reservation, visit
Bells will be ringing throughout the Grand Theatre, as it welcomes a variety of holiday shows to surprise and delight audiences. Among the featured performances are:
Holiday Dreams, A Spectacular Holiday Cirque
December 20-22; December 24-28, and December 30 at 8 p.m.
Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with a high-energy show for the whole family. Combining music, decorations and the spirit of Christmas with computer animation and projection mapping, Holiday Dreams includes awesome holographic techniques, world-class artists, acrobats and performers, and an exciting modern soundtrack.
Brian Wilson Presents The Christmas Album Live!
Sunday, Dec. 23 at 8 p.m.
Join the legendary Brian Wilson and special guests Al Jardin and Blondie Chapman as they perform hits from the seminal 1964 holiday classic, The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album through Wilson’s acclaimed 2005 album, What I Really Want for Christmas. A founding member of The Beach Boys, Wilson has been spreading cheer for more than five decades. Fans can expect to hear classics including, “Little Saint Nick,” “The Man with all The Toys,” and a selection of Wilson’s favorite Yuletide songs, including “Blue Christmas” and “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town,” interspersed with songs from his solo holiday album for a night of musical entertainment.
12 Days of X-Mas Multiplier
Friday, Dec. 14 through Tuesday, Dec. 25
The holiday cheer will spread to the casino floor for the 12 Days of X-Mas Multiplier event, taking place Friday, Dec. 14 through Tuesday, Dec. 25. To activate, Club Grand members must earn 10 points and then visit the kiosk between 4 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. for the chance to win up to a 20X multiplier. Each day players earn 10 points and swipe, they will receive an additional 1X multiplier. Club Grand members must swipe and earn on consecutive days to receive the highest multiplier.
LEX Nightclub Ugly Sweater Party and Toy Drive
Friday, Dec. 21 at 10 p.m.
Get ugly for a good cause! Reno’s premier nightlife experience, LEX Nightclub, is celebrating the spirit of the season with a holiday Ugly Sweater Party and Toy Drive benefiting Toys for Tots. Whether sporting snowflake patterns or winter fauna, guests are encouraged to don their best ugly sweaters and do the jingle bell rock. Patrons who donate a new, unwrapped toy at the door will receive complimentary admission. Cover is $10. Guests can now book their VIP tables online by visiting or by contacting the LEX reservations team at
For the latest information about GSR seasonal and holiday specials, visit or follow GSR on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.
Located in the heart of the beautiful Reno-Tahoe region, Grand Sierra Resort (GSR) is an all-encompassing resort with nearly 2,000 newly-renovated guest rooms and suites and 200,000 square feet of meeting and convention space. The destination’s premier property offers visitors a wide variety of amenities including the 2,500+ capacity, critically-acclaimed Grand Theatre, home to Reno-Tahoe’s finest entertainment experience, exhilarating nightlife at the spectacular LEX Nightclub, a spa, branded retail shopping, famed entertainment, 11 delectable restaurant and dining choices including Charlie Palmer Steak and Lounge, a remarkable year-round outdoor pool and fire pit experience, Reno’s largest outdoor ice skating rink, a two-screen cinema, a 50-lane bowling center, adrenaline-pumping rides and an aqua golf driving range. For more information, please visit or to make reservations call 1-800-648-5080. For the latest and greatest news on GSR, find us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

Itzastand: A Removable, Reusable Stand for Your Photos!

We all get a slew of holiday cards this time of year. Traditional cards from your favorite aunt, save the date cards for that yearly neighborhood party, holiday get togethers and so on. You can quickly glance at them and throw them in a big pile, or you can treasure the special ones all year long courtesy of Itzastand.

Itzastand is a paper stand that attaches to the back of pictures, invites, holiday cards, announcements, memorabilia and practically any small flat object. It gives your important things the attention they deserve by making them literally stand up! Instead of being thrown in a bag or a big pile on the counter, never to be seen again, you can prominently display your little treasures so they get noticed.

Send Itzastand with all your holiday photo cards and make sure your friends and family can fully enjoy the holiday pics of the kiddos! Or give them out as affordable stocking stuffers and, while you’re at it, buy a bunch for yourself and actually get to see all your noteworthy mementos.

Once the holidays are over or you don’t want to display something any longer, just remove the stand and affix it to something else. Itzastand™is removable AND reusable!

Why Itzastand™:

  • Affordably Priced – get a five pack for under $5 or buy 40 and get them all for just $19.99!
  • Easy to Apply – Simply remove the printed liner for lightning-fast application to virtually any surface.
  • Strong and Stable – Itzastand™ is a sturdy support for everything from your favorite photo to your smartphone.
  • Reusable – Display a photo, carefully peel off Itzastand™, and place it on another object. One stand goes a long way!



Can be used on any of the following:

  • Holiday Cards
  • Invitations
  • Announcements
  • Photos (4”x6” or smaller)
  • Recipe Cards
  • Business Cards
  • Place Cards
  • Artwork
  • Small Signage
  • Memorabilia

…and much, much more!


1. Fold Itzastand™ in half along the vertical center line, hiding instructions.

2. Fold back both flaps.

3. Remove adhesive liners.

4. Affix Itzastand™ to the back of your photo, card, announcement etc. and enjoy!

5. Remove Itzastand™ whenever you wish and apply it to another object for display.