Releasing Fest

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Considering all the upheaval and negativity going on in the world right now, let’s see if we can take back our own personal, God-given power …

For three days, beginning on Tuesday, July 16 at 10:00 a.m. Central, you can have FREE access to the Sedona Method of releasing anxiety, fear, lack of abundance and anything that holds you back from living the life you want and deserve.

Learn more here: https://www.learningstrategies.com/ReleasingFest19/home

I do not receive any remuneration for this. Just passing along something that I’m doing myself that I hope you’ll find useful. Yes, there’s an up-sell, but you can ignore that and still have access to the information without any obligation to purchase anything.

Be blessed.

 

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How Rolls Royce Became the King

Have you ever taken a ride in a Rolls Royce? Driven one? Pure opulence!

Many years ago I had the opportunity to ride in one. I’ve never forgotten the feeling of being surrounded with luxury. It was white with the most beautiful wood and buttery soft, caramel colored leather interior. I’ll never forget the smell of that leather. Wow!

Who’s car was it? My Allstate insurance agent at the time. I asked him what he did to be able to afford that vehicle. His response? “It’s simple; I put my customers’ needs first.” 

If you’re in sales of any kind, this is an important lesson. 

P. S. – If anonymity is important to you, I highly recommend NOT getting one. Lol. 

How to Heal with Ho’oponopono {video}

Human beings think upwards of 65,000 thoughts a day and most of them are old programmed, negative thoughts. If you are experiencing something in your life that doesn’t feel good and needs healing, I highly recommend this method of Ho’oponopono. It has helped me heal relationships, my financial situation, and so much more. For me, it allows room for the Divine to take over. Watch and listen to Dr. Joe Vitale as he explains how easy this is …

Be blessed!

Learning to Fish

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Let’s say you live by a great, abundant, life-giving ocean, though at a very primitive time in history and so you are extremely hungry. And let’s further say that you’re given a choice: a wading pond full of fish or fishing lessons; enough fish to last you for several weeks, or the skills to tap an unlimited supply. Which would you choose?

But what if learning to fish meant multiple solo attempts to test your new skills, during which you’d likely feel anxious, uncertain and a little confused? And that while your instructor would never be far away, watching over you like a mother does a young child, you’d forget this and sometimes feel all alone. Would you still choose the lessons?

Tips on Your Diet and the Aging Process

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Aging and getting older involves much more than just the number of birthdays we celebrate and our genetics. Science and experience show us how diet and nutrition affect our skin and bones, so we need to understand that they play an important role in the aging process.

As our bodies age, changes happen in all our body systems. These changes are influenced by stress, illness, genetics, and socioeconomic factors. Some of these changes include:

  • Changes in your senses: A decrease in sight and peripheral vision, hearing, smell, and taste. These affect what and how we eat.
  • Changes in muscle mass: Reduced muscle mass affects our vital organ function, with the most important being the heart. These are influenced by what we eat.
  • Changes in metabolism: A result of the loss of lean body mass is a decrease in energy metabolism. The end result of this is increased body fat. These are influenced by what we eat.
  • Bone density: Reduced bone density is natural as we age, but can be slowed by exercise and the food we eat.

All of these affect how long we’ll live, and nutrition plays a prominent role in every one of them.

Keeping your diet simple with a focus on low-sodium and low-fat foods, plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, and fiber can reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and many chronic diseases. Eating a variety of foods makes it easy to give your body what it needs to age well while you enjoy the process.

Food and food types you can keep in your diet include:

  • PROTEIN: needed to maintain and rebuild muscles. Get low-fat, quality protein from poultry, fish, eggs, and limited amounts of nuts like walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, and low-fat meat and dairy.
  • CARBOHYDRATES: the body’s preferred source of energy. Make sure you are eating complex carbohydrates which come from vegetables and grains. Fruits contain vitamins and fiber; complex carbohydrates contain vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Get most of your carbohydrate calories from vegetables, grains, and fruits.
  • FAT: provides energy. Get your fat from polyunsaturated fats (liquid corn oil or soybean oil) and monounsaturated fats (olive oil, avocados, and nuts). Eat less beef, pork, veal, butter, and cheese because they are high in saturated fats.
  • WATER: Be sure to drink plenty of water each day, spacing it out evenly at regular intervals. Being dehydrated at just 2% taxes your internal organs. 

It isn’t difficult to stick to a diet of these foods. Actually, it’s pretty easy. Look in the produce aisles for your nutritional needs. 

Researchers have proven that when vitamins, minerals, and other compounds needed by our bodies are obtained by eating certain foods – in combination – we receive a huge benefit in quality nutrition that will help us age better and live longer.

NOTE: Those baby carrots you find in packages in the produce aisle may be convenient, but they’re formed from grinding up regular carrots that would otherwise be thrown away because of their appearance and/or lack of freshness. Then they’re put through a ‘bath’ with trace amounts of chlorine to give them that bright orange color and formed into that stubby baby carrot shape. In my opinion, they don’t even taste like a real carrot!

 

Parking Lot Angels

Did you know that you have angels for everything? Did you know you can ask for anything and they will help you? As long as it’s for the highest good of all concerned. It’s important that you state your intention for that. 

This may sound silly, but I ask them all the time to help me find the perfect parking spot. I know … sounds crazy but here’s the truth … they always come through. And once I’m parked, before I turn off the car engine, I always say thank you, thank you, thank you!

My husband had a heart attack a couple of weeks ago so I spent a lot of time going back and forth to the hospital. By the grace of God, he made it and is regaining his strength. We are both so grateful!

The parking garage and outside parking lot is always crowded at the hospital (lots of sick people) so guess what … I asked and just the right spot became available each time.

Thank you, my lovely angels. I hope I’m not wearing you out.

Motherhood Humbles You

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Is there a price that all mothers pay for having children?

Of course there is. It’s an emotional price tag and it’s high. We are the vessels that bring forth into the physical realm a new life. It’s a huge responsibility. One that we take on willingly, not knowing if we’ll be good at it. 

So what is this emotional price tag exactly? 

It’s the questioning if every decision we make in raising a child is the right one. It’s the self-recrimination when our kids make poor choices. Could we have taught them better? Are we leading by example?

It’s the laying awake at night waiting for your daughter to come home from her first date. Or the fear you live with when your son enlists in the military, even though you admire him for it. 

But paying the price also yields huge dividends. 

Watching your daughter follow her dream and open a restaurant. Sitting on hard bleachers watching your son walk up to bat at his first baseball game. Teaching them how to drive. Seeing them walk across the stage and accept their diplomas. Holding your first grandchild. And much, much more.

So remember, Moms, no one is perfect and kids don’t come with a how-to manual. It’s humbling and worth it. So very worth it. 

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

 

 

Journal Your Journey

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This image is the cover of my purse journal. All I did was double the image in one of my desktop photo editors. If it’s true that elephants never forget, I thought it wise to have two, just for insurance. Lol.

As writers, we know there’s always something to write about. You can’t help but find ideas. Which is why I keep a journal in my purse. You know, for those times when you’re out somewhere, you see something or have a conversation with someone and you really want to remember it. Who knows? It could end up being an article, short story or even a novel. 

It’s also my go-to place on a daily basis for recording at least three things I’m grateful for. Expressing gratitude is a sure-fire stress reliever. 

Create, create, create!

 

Give It a Rest

Running, running, running. Doing, doing, doing.

It’s Sunday. Give yourself a break, a rest. Projects, business, even conversations can wait until tomorrow.

You can’t pour from an empty vessel. It’s time to take care of yourself. Whatever makes your heart feel good and comfortable.

A nap in the afternoon, a cup of tea or coffee with a friend, curling up in a comfy place with a good book, allowing yourself to be transported to another place and time, a movie you’ve been wanting to see, listening to your favorite music, or just taking a walk in nature.

Your soul knows what you need. Listen. It’s speaking to you.

Crater Lake

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Crater Lake, Oregon

No, those aren’t my feet. Cliff hanging is not my idea of a good time. I’m waaaay too chicken. LOL.

Crater Lake, Oregon is one of the few places on Earth where the water is this blue. The deepest lake in the United States and the seventh deepest lake in the world is at Crater Lake National Park in Southern Oregon at the Cascade Mountains.

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The lake (1,943 feet deep) lies inside a caldera, or volcanic basin, and was created when the 12,000 foot high Mount Mazama collapsed 7,700 years ago following a large eruption. Because the lake is filled almost entirely by snowfall, it is one of the clearest lakes in the world.

Crater Lake National Park is comprised of 183,224 acres of mountains, peaks, evergreen forests, and lake. The ranging elevations throughout the park provide diverse habitats for an array of wildlife and make for an outstanding outdoor laboratory and classroom.

No amount of photographs can capture the real beauty and breath-taking majesty of Crater Lake. It takes your breath away!

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