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Enjoying the good days

good-luck                Hi everyone.  Today I want to talk about the idea of enjoying the good days.  I know it sounds like a simple, self-explanatory topic, but for a lot of us, it can be a daunting thing to have a good day!

For a long time, as love addicts and codependents, we lived in fear and misery.  Nothing was going right in our lives.  We tried to control, but the chaos just grew stronger.  We felt let down by others, and by our higher powers, and also by ourselves.  For some of us, it may have taken a long time to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Because there is one. Continue reading

The ABC

 The spring sports season for children is in full swing. Youth soccer complexes are packed with boys and girls of all ages and sizes chasing colorful balls with their eager legs. Neighborhood parks and school baseball diamonds are filled with children swinging for the fences or simply happy to hit the ball. Riding arenas are filled with horses and their enthusiastic riders hoping to impress the judges.

Your behavior on the sidelines is as important as your child’s behavior between the lines. While playing out the important role of spectating, consider the following ABC’s of sideline etiquette. Here you will find valuable ways to support your child as you watch their participation.

A – Anger Management. Hold on to your temper. Model restraint for your young athlete. Refrain from yelling from the sidelines or stands. This can be embarrassing to your child and can build resentment toward your presence. Yes, get excited, but channel that excitement into encouragement and applause. Stay home if you’re prone to lose control and occasionally berate officials or disrespect other spectators.

B – Bigger Picture. Remember that winning is only one of the goals of competition. Keep the value of winning in perspective. Yes, winning is important. Everyone likes to win. Yet, playing to one’s ability, giving strong effort, exhibiting good sportsmanship, improving skills, playing within the rules, and learning to lose with grace are lessons that are just as valuable as winning.

C – Coach or Cheer. Many programs are looking for anyone willing to coach. If you think you have the knowledge, ability and patience, volunteer to be a coach. You can also lend a hand at practice if you feel qualified and the coach approves. Cheer for other children. Focusing solely on your child sends the message that you don’t care about the team or the event. It tells others that you are only there for your child. Compliment players as they are substituted in and out of the game. Applaud their accomplishments.

D – Don’t Be a Critic. Resist the urge to critique your child. Improvement is more likely in an atmosphere of positive encouragement. Often with positive intentions, parents inform children of their errors and how they can improve. This feedback is often unnecessary, as children are usually aware of their errors. They don’t need parents making a verbal list of mistakes to be corrected. They need you to be there and to allow them to play and have fun.

E – Enjoy. Find enjoyment in your child’s desire to be active and involved. Appreciate his willingness to learn a new skill and take a risk by performing it in front of others. Smile on the inside when you see your son or daughter take the field as they learn about blending fun and competition. Be proud for them and happy that you get to be a part of it.

Enjoy the benefits your children receive: exercise, fresh air, skill development, sportsmanship, and the feeling of camaraderie among their teammates and fellow participants.  Also remember there are benefits for you in being supportive and watching your children grow into responsible, confident beings. 

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“The Moment Has Arrived”

7/18/09

Update

“The Moment has Arrived”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9-yx5UKadg

What if I told you
It was all meant to be
Would you believe me,
Would you agree
It’s almost that feelin’
That we’ve met before
So tell me that you don’t think I’m crazy
When I tell you love has come and now…

A moment like this
Some people wait a lifetime,
For a moment like this
Some people search forever,
For that one special kiss
Oh, I can’t believe it’s happening to me
Some people wait a lifetime,
For a moment like this

Everything changes
But beauty remains
Something so tender
I can’t explain
Well I maybe dreamin’
But ’till I awake
Can we make this dream last forever
And I’ll cherish all the love we share

For a moment like this
Some people wait a lifetime,
For a moment like this
Some people search forever,
For that one special kiss
Oh, I can’t believe it’s happening to me
Some people wait a lifetime,
For a moment like this

Could this be the greatest love of all
I wanna know that you will catch me when I fall
So let me tell you this…
Some people wait a lifetime

For a moment like this
Some people spent two lifetimes,
For a moment like this
Some people search forever,
For that one special kiss
Oh, I can’t believe it’s happening to me
Some people wait a lifetime,
For a moment like this

OHHHH, LIKE THIS

OHHHH, YEAH, ‘cuz people search for every moment yeah.

Some people wait a lifetime,
For a moment like this.

Ohhhhh, like this.

“Hold My Hand Song,With Lyrics”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HlsKv6s0FM

With a little Love, and some tenderness
Well walk upon the Water
Well rise above this mess
With a little peace, and some harmony
Well take the world together
Well take em by the hand

cause Ive got a hand for you
cause I wanna run with you

Yesterday, I saw you standing there
Your head was down, your eyes were red
No comb had touched your hair
I said get up, and let me see you smile
Well take a walk together
Walk the road awhile, cause

cause Ive got a hand for you
Ive got a hand for you
cause I wanna run with you
Wont you let me run with you? yeah

Hold my hand
Want you to hold my hand
Hold my hand
Ill take you to a place where you can be
Hold my hand
Anything you wanna be because
I wanna Love the best that, the best that I can

See I was wasted, and I was wasting time
till I thought about your problems, I thought about your crimes
Then I stood up, and then I screamed aloud
I dont wanna be part of your problems
Dont wanna be part of your crowd, no

cause Ive got a hand for you
Ive got a hand for you
cause I wanna run with you
Ah, wont you let me run with you?

Hold my hand
Want you to hold my hand
Hold my hand
Ill take you to the promised land
Hold my hand
Maybe we cant change the world but
I wanna love you the best that, the best that I can, yeah

Hold my hand
Want you to hold my hand
Hold my hand
Ill take you to a place where you can be
Hold my hand
Anything you wanna be because
I…oh…no, no, no, no, no

Hold my hand
Want you to hold my hand
Hold my hand
Ill take you to the promised land
Hold my hand
Maybe we cant change the world but
I wanna love you the best that, best that I can
Oh, the best that I can

“Love Letters from The Present Moment of NOW, Heaven on Earth”

“Blessed is The Love Called God Everywhere Present, Equally Within US ALL”

Love From The Galactic Federation of Light, The Company of Heaven, and From Galactic Central/Center. We are Your Family of Light, Standing Tall, Firm, and With Fervor In The Magic and Truth of Love Everywhere Present. We Are the Ground Crew For the Event of First Contact. We Love You Unconditionally.

“The Moment Has come, Do You Trust Love? If You Trust Love, You Will Show Up, Where Love Requests Your Presence!!”

Greetings, Many Blessings, Miracles, Magical Synchronostic Events, Heaven on Earth, Inner Peace, Balance and Harmony. Today is Saturday July 18th, 2009. WOW, These Are the Energies that Are Coming IN, and Much is Occurring Multi-Dimensionally. Life for Humanity is About to Change Forever. WE are Only 3 days away from the 5D Wave’s Arrival in ALL its Glory. Its The “Surprise”, that We Have Been Working on for 2 Years Now, 24 Hours a day/7 Days a Week. Now that it’s Upon US, We are Crying Tears of JOY!! AND OH MY GOD, How Amazing!! In This Message we Will Be Providing Songs With Lyrics, that Are So Full of Truth, We Could not resist it. You Are About to Embark on the Journey of Your Lives. One that Your Souls Came here to Be On. This Moment has Finally Arrived, and There is Joy Across all Of Creation, as They Watch and Observe with Complete Glee!!

“There are So many lost in the illusion of ignorance and they have a Challenging Moment Understanding that First, ALL Possibilities do Exist, and Second, The Being Truly is GOD having all Possibilities Available. The problem has been is that all you have ever known in illusion is fear, and in the illusion, all that you think you can create is fear. If the Being Understands They are indeed GOD, then they will Realize God cannot Create fear, this is impossible. The other problem is that ignorance cannot see God, nor does it want the Being to remember they are GOD, because once you remember this, ignorance and all illusion dissolve. Once this dissolves, all that is Left is the Truth of who You Are, God, and all you can Create is what God Creates, Everything. This comes from Unconditional Love=Truth= Peace, Harmony, and Being Oneness.”

United We Stand, One and ALL Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=460INShy3BU

We Are The Law, Meaning We are The Law Enforcement Officers of Love, because WE Are Love. Are You Ready to Be the Love YOU Are?

“You cannot force a Rose, a Flower to Open and Make it Bloom, You Must be Patient, and Watch it Bloom”

We Have traded death for Life, and ALL the Angels Appreciate this!!

Song “New Mother Nature Taking Over” With Lyrics
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJbFVJvRqOQ

Lonely feeling deep inside
Find a corner where I can hide
Silent footsteps crowding me
Sudden darkness but I can see

No sugar tonight in my coffee
No sugar tonight in my tea
No sugar to stand beside me
No sugar to run with me

(Dat’n-doo-dow-dow-dat’n-doo-dow…)

In the silence of her mind
Quiet movements where I can find
Grabbing for me with her eyes
Now I’m falling from her skies

No sugar tonight in my coffee
No sugar tonight in my tea
No sugar to stand beside me
No sugar to run with me

(Dat’n-doo-dow-dow-dat’n-doo-dow…)

(Cummings)
Jocko says "Yes," and I believe him
When we talk about the things I say
She hasn’t got the faith or the guts to leave him
When they’re standing in each other’s way
You’re tripping back now to places you’ve been to
You wonder what you’re gonna find
You know you’ve been wrong but it won’t be long
Before you leave ‘em all far behind

‘Cause it’s the new Mother Nature taking over
It’s the new Splendid lady come to call
It’s the new Mother Nature taking over
She’s gettin’ us all
She’s gettin’ us all.

Jocko said "No," when I came back last time
It’s looking like I lost a friend
No use callin’ ‘cause the sky is fallin’
And I’m getting pretty near the end
A smoke-filled room in a corner basement
The situation must be right
A bag of goodies and a bottle of wine
We’re gonna get it on right tonight

‘Cause it’s the new Mother Nature taking over
It’s the new Splendid Lady come to call
It’s the new Mother Nature taking over
She’s gettin’ us all
She’s getting’ us all…

(Cummings)
Jocko says "Yes," and I believe him
When we talk about the things I say
She hasn’t got the faith or the guts to leave him
When they’re standing in each other’s way
You’re tripping back now to places you’ve been to
You wonder what you’re gonna find
You know you’ve been wrong but it won’t be long
Before you leave ‘em all far behind

‘Cause it’s the new Mother Nature taking over
It’s the new Splendid lady come to call
It’s the new Mother Nature taking over
She’s gettin’ us all
She’s gettin’ us all.

We are in Direct Communication with Obama’s Higher Self, Plus we Have Placed 2 Crystal Children With Him. What he is Accomplishing right Now is Putting all eyes on the congress and the senate, so that Everything that they have been hiding, comes out. He is Doing Wonderfully, as this is necessary to get out all of the lies and secrets that have been happening there. Love Goes After the Pain, and Love Has ALL Bases Covered. Obama is Actually Playing His Part, in revealing what has been hidden from Humanity. Cheer Him ON!

Song with Lyrics Hold On, I will Take You There

My only weapon was my pen
But I traded it for my hand
Not a smart move, but my move
Does this say I’m a man?

My only lesson was in my brains
But I traded them for my hand
Not a smart move, a repeat move
Does this put pay to our plan?

Hey, hey
You’ll never get to heaven if you don’t give back
So give back a little twist
If you wanna a lend a hand
Wait, wait
Don’t leave before I’m finished
If you do then that’s rude
You may learn a little bit about those things you do

I’m only going to heaven if it feels like hell
I’m only going to heaven if it tastes like caramel
Hold, hold, hold, hold, hold on
Hold on, hold on
Hold, hold, hold, hold, hold on
Hold on, hold on

Sir, I’ve a good mind to take you outside, outside
Sir, I’ve a good mind to take you outside, outside, outside

My only weapon was my pen
But I traded it for my hand
Not a smart move, but my move
Does this say I’m a man?

My only lesson was in my brains
But I traded them for my hand
Not a smart move, a repeat move
Does this put pay to our plan?

Hey, hey,
You’ll never get to heaven if you don’t give back
So give back a little twist
If you wanna a lend a hand,
Wait, wait
Don’t leave before I’m finished
If you do then that’s rude
You may learn a little bit about those things you do

I’m only going to heaven if it feels like hell
I’m only going to heaven if it tastes like caramel
Hold, hold, hold, hold, hold on
Hold on, hold on
Hold, hold, hold, hold, hold on
Hold on, hold on
I’m only going to heaven if it feels like hell
I’m only going to heaven if it tastes like caramel

Wait until the illusionary government Meets Divine Intelligence, and this IS About to Occur as Just One of the Many Events to come. They will Quickly see the errors of their ways, and Rejoin the Family of Light. The Congress and The Senate are going to Click there Heals Three Times, and Say “There is no Place Like Home”… and then TADA!! We ALL Celebrate.

Video Dorothy, With the Ruby Slippers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJ6VT7ciR1o

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Voices in the Sky With Lyrics Moody Blues
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPEMZteFjWc

Bluebird, flying high
Tell me what you sing
If you could talk to me
What news would you bring
Of voices in the sky

Nightingale, hovering high
Harmonize the wind
Darkness, your symphony
I can hear you sing
Of voices in the sky

Just what is happening to me
I lie awake with the
sound of the sea
Calling to me

Old man, passing by
Tell me what you sing
Though your voice be faint
I am listening
Voices in the sky

Children with a skipping rope
Tell me what you sing
Play time is nearly gone
The bell’s about to ring
Voices in the sky

Just what is happening to me
I lie awake with the
sound of the sea
Calling to me

Bluebird, flying high
Tell me what you sing
If you could talk to me
What news would you bring
Of voices in the sky
Voices in the sky
Voices in the sky
Voices in the sky

Events- Now, ALL of the Elohim [AND YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE], that Are currently on the Planet Earth=Heart, Your Presence is Now Being Requested By The Kingdom of Heaven. At this Point, we could care less about your illusionary lives, True Reality is occurring. You Will Get Here, Now. No excuses! If You Trust Love, You Will Be Here, as the Ships Appear, if you would like to Miss this, So Be it. However, We Would Like to Offer an Official Get Your Butts Here Signal, so you cannot say we did not share with You what was happening, and if you choose to miss it, this is not our problem, we told you so, and WE MEAN IT.

Stevie Nicks Gold Dust Woman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IaCrV2Xrrw

Rock on- gold dust woman
Take your silver spoon
And dig your grave

Heartless challenge
Pick your path and Ill pray

Wake up in the morning
See your sunrise- loves- to go down
Lousy lovers- pick their prey
But they never cry out loud

Did she make you cry
Make you break down
Shatter your illusions of love
Is it over now- do you know how
Pick up the pieces and go home.

Rock on- ancient woman
Follow those who pale
In your shadow

Rulers make bad lovers
You better put your kingdom up for sale

Did she make you cry
Make you break down
Shatter your illusions of love
Is it over now- do you know how
Pickup the pieces and go home.

Events pt. 2- Walter Cronkite has left his body, but left the essence of Who he was, which is Now on the Grid. He Represented Trust, and this Energy has been added to the 5D Wave. What the 5D wave Represents is the Heart Beat of the Earth. It has taken a Beat in, and Now as the Wave Arrives is like the Beat out. SO it was an In breath, and Now the Out Breath. Is Everyone Ready For The Ride as We Ride the Biggest Energy Wave that Planet Earth has Ever Experienced. The Key is Now in the Lock. We Are turning this Key and the Lock will Open. Pretty Soon the Lights Will ALL Come on, and Everyone Will Be Happy!!

Gonna Keep on Driving
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2KewKR4sUQ

Visions- Complete and Total Planetary Liberation, ALL Are FREE.

On Board Monitor- Happy Days are Here Again, Each Being Internally is Being Prepared for the Upcoming Energies arriving within each Chakra, beginning with the Base Chakra.

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We Love you with the Highest Love, Honor and Respect. WE Love you Unconditionally. Love Mother and Father God/Amon Ra, ALL your Angels, Your Family of Light, and The Ground Crew for First Contact.

7 Life Lessons from a Two Year Old

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Original version can be found on "Sunshine Pie" @ http://www.sunshinepie.com

 

Wondering what you can learn from a 2 yr old? Before my niece was born over 2 years ago, I most likely would have said "Probably not too much". After all, a 2 yr old can barely count to 3 and has trouble pronouncing their own name. Right?

If there happens to be a 2 year old in your life, or you have known a 2 year old at some point, you may read this post and say "Duh!" but for me, spending a week with my 2 yr old niece was an inspirational experience. I quickly discovered that my 2 yr old niece loved every moment of life, and that I had a lot to learn from her example.

This is a list of 7 life lessons that were inspired by her…

My 2 yr old niece:

1. Eats slow w/ little bites.

  • This little girl was enjoying a freshly-made peanut butter & jelly sandwich that was carefully cut up into 4 square pieces. She took a tiny bite every so often & seemed to enjoy the peanut buttery flavor.
  • After 15 minutes, it became clear to me that she was not concerned with whether or not she was going to finish her sandwich in that sitting. She was not rushing through her meal to get to her next task.

 

2. Is overwhelmingly willing to share.

  • As her attention was wondering away from the pb & j sandwich, my sister asked, "Can Uncle Randy have a bite?" Without thinking it over, she immediately raised up a fully intact sandwich-square in her tiny hand. She gleamed at the opportunity to share her meal. She gasped the sandwich with her fingers covering about 75% of the square, leaving me about an inch of bite room. Being cautious, I took the tiniest bite I could, as to not injury her hand.
  • As I was chewing my tiny bite, I caught myself thinking, "I wish I could have had a much larger bite," but then I suddenly became satisfied with my tiny morsel of pb & j. Even though I only received a small bite, my sense was that my niece would have given me the entire sandwich if I wanted it.

 

3. Has unlimited patience.

  • I had the great opportunity to take a walk down the street with my niece (as she held my hand, of course). She was completely content as we walked with no real end-point in mind. She watched in wonder as some children played basketball, or a car pulled out of their driveway.
  • There was never a thought of "I’m bored" or "This is pointless" or "Let’s go home" – The entire experience just was what it was, and it was evident that she was enjoying every moment.

 

4. Gives full attention to every task.

  • My sister sat on the couch with her daughter and read a "What is it?" book. The task on each page was simple; identify the object or animal on the page, such as an umbrella or an elephant. My 2 yr old niece announced the item name with pride every time she could make identification.
  • When she saw something on the page that she could not easily identify, she intensely concentrated on the object to try to figure out what it was on the page. She put every ounce of concentration into each identification task.

 

5. Sleeps with the Sun & takes a daily nap.

  • Once my niece goes to bed in her crib, my sister gets upset with me if I run down the steps or talk loudly. This forced me to pay particular attention to my niece’s sleeping patterns. By the end of the week, I could assume that if the sun was down, my niece was asleep.
  • Also, in the afternoon, there was a daily "nap time" – I often thought to myself how much I would enjoy a daily nap time everyday.

 

6. Is tirelessly persistent & will not take "No" for an answer.

  • When my niece wants something, such as being held by her mother, she will not stop asking until she is satisfied. My niece does not seem to care if people think she is needy or annoying. She just asks.
  • She has a goal set in her mind, and she keeps driving until she reaches it, even if it is to simply ‘be held’.

 

7. Does not pass up a chance to sing or laugh.

  • One of my niece’s favorite events is a birthday celebration. She will sing "Happy Birthday to You" at every single mention of the word birthday, regardless of whether it is actually someone’s birthday. This past week, there were 2 birthdays, her Daddy & Great Grandmother. As soon as a cake was brought to the table with candles, she immediately knew to break out into song. "Happy Birthday to you….Happy Birthday to you….." (Those are the only lyrics that she knows)
  • One of my favorite things to do in her presence is to just start laughing for no reason. I will go into an almost "comical/movie" laugh, and she will keep the pace and volume and try to laugh just as much along with me. When I get too tired from laughing, my niece is still smiling and still laughing.

 

It is truly amazing how much better I felt about life after spending a week with my 2 yr old niece.

Thank you little one

🙂



Please pass along to any person who knows a 2 yr old

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Balance Work in Life with LOVE

Balance Work in Life with LOVE

The recession has now grown its spreading roots. Those who didn’t think it was going to hit them have sadly come to terms: the recession is here to stay.  Thousands of people have been laid off and thousands wonder if their current job will still exist. Either way, all of us have a family member, a friend or a client in this situation. While many have felt the pressure of doing more with less at work for months or years, people are feeling even more stretched to the max. Most of us wonder how long we will be able to sustain such intense pressure.  Those who have lost their job are networking, sending résumés and interviewing for a new job. Those who have had their salaries cut down are in search of another part-time job to increase their revenue. And the rest are holding on to several jobs to make ends meet. Everyone has been affected: employees holding on to a job, entrepreneurs striving to survive and investors counting their losses in the millions.
As stress continues to increase and doesn’t fade away, we must find ways to be resilient to survive the rough waters in search for calmer seas. These are some useful strategies to counter-balance intense pressure as we effectively manage stress.
 
Balance Work in Life with LOVE:
 
LIFESTYLE STRATEGIES: If someone is experiencing back pain due to trauma, they may need to take medication and add physical therapy to improve their condition. If someone experiences full blown depression or anxiety attacks, they may benefit from taking antidepressants and undergoing cognitive -behavioral therapy. Doctors prescribe medications and therapy during times of illness. We prescribe healthy strategies during times of health. Practicing healthy strategies to stay healthy will help you sustain stress: use the Four Pillars of Biological Health daily: nutrition, exercise, sleep and relaxation.
 
ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS: This is one of the most challenging areas during difficult times: people keep adding work and activities to their day and, more so, when they operate by fear. As we constantly pile things on our plate, we will also need to prioritize, plan, strategize, execute and manage our plan to succeed. Many don’t realize that they can go nights without sleep in their twenties but not in their forties.  As we age, we need to find ways to increase our energy to continue to perform at the highest level. If we are too tired and exhausted, we won’t be able to see the best options, limiting our opportunities instead of making the best choices as we strive to thrive.
 
VALUES:  Add synergy to your actions by aligning your personal value system with your organizational value system. Our values are deeply rooted in our spiritual dimension.  If you are not interested in the focus of your work or feel that “it’s just a job” without any passion for your contributions, the job will offer a temporary solution. The more we are able to connect our personal values to the values of the organization, the easier it will be to bring our passion into action and enjoy work in life.
 
ENJOY: You won’t be able to work at your highest level if you run out of stamina. You will benefit from taking a break while you replenish your energy spending quality time with family and friends. In addition, consider including activities that you enjoy such as listening to music, trying a new hobby or watching fun programs during the day. This will help you refresh your energy so that you can then continue to work hard. Find times to bring joy into your life every day. This is the key to balancing work in life with LOVE.
 
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How to Enjoy a Cup of Coffee

Anyone who knows me well knows that I take coffee extremely seriously. Over the span of my life, I have consumed no more than 15 cups in total. No more than 15…hard to believe I know. I am not 100% sure why I do not indulge myself daily or weekly, but I can tell you this, coffee drinking has simply not found a way into my routine.

I am writing this to bring enjoyment back to a moment that it all too often rushed. Since I make coffee drinking a rare occurrence, I can say that I have truly enjoyed most of my coffee moments over the years. Coming from someone who enjoys about one cup of coffee per year, I have some thoughts on how you can enjoy this experience as much as I enjoy it.

I realize that there are varying levels of coffee drinking for the everyday coffee drinker, so I have broken this up into two approaches (The Casual Dabbler & The Enlightened Enthusiast). Feel free to pick the option that best fits your style.

Here we go:

The Invitation

Casual Dabbler

For the Casual Dabbler, taking big steps (such as not rushing a cup of coffee) can be difficult for you, so grab a close friend or relative. Do not go alone! This friend or relative can be your co-worker, friend, parent, spouse, or significant other. Since St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, let’s just name this person "Pattie". (Imagine someone in your life who will represent Pattie)

Enlightened Enthusiast

For the Enlightened Enthusiast, I am confident that you understand the value of human-to-human relationships, so let’s dial this up a notch.

Look around your office, school or neighborhood, and think of the one person who has the least number of friends or is extremely shy. Invite that person to join you for this cup of coffee. Again, let’s name this person "Pattie". (Before contacting Pattie, imagine Pattie smiling and having a great time, chatting away with you at the coffee shop)

Placing the Order

Casual Dabbler

With Pattie by your side, head to your favorite coffee shop. Open the door for your guest, Pattie, and any other patrons also entering the shop. Look at each of them and smile. Casually assert yourself ahead of Pattie in the queue. Allow the coffee shop employee to greet you, and ask for your order.

Lightly smile, and breathe deeply in through your nose & exhale. Make eye contact with the employee, and say “Thank you for taking our order (Breathe). I will be paying for Pattie today." (Breathe) Look back toward Pattie and smile. If Pattie says thank you, smile and pat him/her on the shoulder and say, “You’re welcome”. Continue to smile as you look back at the coffee shop employee (maintain eye contact). Order only your coffee & turn to Pattie and say "Please let the staff member know what you would like." Pay for both coffees and say to the staff member, “Thanks again & have a great day!”

Enlightened Enthusiast

For the Enlightened Enthusiast do everything as the Casual Dabbler does, but form a relationship with the coffee shop employee. Ask the coffee shop employee, "What is your name?" After he/she answers, reply with "Hello (Name)". After paying for the coffees, say to yourself, "I love that employee, (Name); he/she gave great service."

Coffee is Prepared

Casual Dabbler

While you are waiting for your coffee, inhale through your nose & exhale. You are doing great so far! Remember that you are not in a rush. Make a pleasant comment about how nice the coffee shop smells, and how wonderful the day has been so far. If Pattie makes a comment, listen carefully and smile. If you agree, shake your head in agreement. If you disagree, say that you disagree, and explain why. If your disagreement continues and cannot be resolved, ask Pattie if you can discuss this at a later date. Change the topic to something peaceful.

Enlightened Enthusiast

Once again, do everything as the Casual Dabbler does, but look around the coffee shop, and thank the room (to yourself) for being so inviting. Thank all of the eclectic furniture and decor for being so warm & friendly. If there is music playing, listen carefully to the lyrics and thank the artist for sharing their creative talent with you today. Turn to Pattie and comment, "I love the ambiance, it is so warm and inviting."

Coffee is Served

Casual Dabbler

The staff member serves the two of you. Accept your coffee with a smile. If the staff member gave good service, say "Thank you for brightening my day today".

If the staff member did not give service, accept the coffee and say “Enjoy the rest of your day.”

Enlightened Enthusiast

Just keep doing what the Casual Dabbler is doing. Wow, you are feeling great! This is really working!

Coffee Prep Station

Casual Dabbler

After being served, walk to the coffee prep station with Pattie, and accessorize your coffee to your liking. Smell the ingredients as you pour or shake them into your coffee. Stir gently and notice how smoothly the coffee swirls in the cup. Place the lid on the coffee and notice the quiet “pop” as it fits snugly around the top of the cup. Do not take a sip yet, the coffee is too hot!

Turn to Pattie and ask, "Would like to join me for a casual walk with our coffee or would you prefer to enjoy the coffee inside the coffee shop?"

Enlightened Enthusiast

For the Enlightened Enthusiast, thank each of the coffee accessories by name. Thank them for allowing your coffee to be the tasty & delicious beverage you are about to enjoy. "Thank you soy milk." "Thank you vanilla powder." "Thank you cinnamon." And so on.

Enjoyment Location

Casual Dabbler

If Pattie chooses to stay in the coffee shop, remember that he/she is your guest and be delighted to enjoy the coffee inside the coffee shop with Pattie. Do not be discouraged about not going for a walk; you can go for a walk tomorrow or the next day. No big deal. Locate an open table, pull out a chair for Pattie, and allow him/her to sit. Now take your seat.

If Pattie agrees to go for a walk, this is great! Smile widely and exit the coffee shop. Just start walking. Do not plan a destination. After about 50 feet, pause. Listen intently to your surroundings. Be delighted with the weather. Be calm.

Enlightened Enthusiast

As you are doing everything as the Casual Dabble does, feel the energy of the moment, allow yourself to be incredibly content with Pattie’s decision. Either way, you are about to be in a wonderful state of enjoyment.

The Final Step: Enjoyment

Casual Dabbler & Enlightened Enthusiast

Whether you are indoors or outdoors, the remaining steps are the same. Be still for 30 whole seconds. Do not talk. If Pattie talks, just listen. Inhale through your nose and exhale. After the 30 seconds are up, take your first sip of your freshly brewed coffee. Imagine the entire world at peace. Ask yourself, "How wonderful does this coffee taste?" Focus on the distinct flavor.

After the first sip, do not take the second sip for another 30 seconds, just breathe. Thank Pattie for joining you today. Engage in stimulating conversation as you are sipping your wonderful coffee. With each sip, continue to ask yourself, "How wonderful does this coffee taste?" Continue until you reach the last sip.

After enjoying your very last sip, lick your upper lip casually & taste the last drop on your lip. Hold the taste in your mind. Close your eyes & smile. Inhale. Exhale.

Congratulations! You just enjoyed a cup of coffee 🙂

Original version can be found on my blog @ HowtoenjoySunshine.com

Please pass this article along to "Pattie"

Remember: Sunshine is a mindset. Keep it going.

Have a ‘Merry’ Christmas and How to enjoy your alcohol!!!

Originally posted at Vitality Health Hub.

I bet this is a title of a Blog you didn’t expect to see on The Art of Living Healthy Blog was it? – How to enjoy your alcohol consumption this Christmas!

Well, I don’t personally drink (although I did up until a little over a year ago), and I realise that it is the one nutritional protocol that I find difficult converting my clients to. Plus, even though I was never a heavy drinker I also found it difficult to give up at first when I decided to. I feel fantastic since giving up, but this  Blog is designed to HELP you to  DRINK  safely, and ‘healthily’.

Ok, so how do you have a ‘Merry’ Christmas with your alcohol?

  1. Cut the carbs. Alcohol is converted in your system as a carbohydrate, and responds by releasing excess insulin (the hormone that causes weight gain around the middle) as do other carbohydrates such as fruits, vegetables and grains. However in my opinion most people eat far too many carbohydrates relative to proteins – meat, fish, eggs, cheese, nuts, seeds, avocado’s. When Weston A Price travelled the world in the 1930’s studying indigineous populations, he did not find any vegetarian societies, thus  influencing the argument for minimising carbohydrates. So, because alcohol acts like a carbohydrate, I suggest when you are drinking don’t have any (or very few) carbs and increase your fat and protein intake. This will not make you fat, or increase your cholesterol, as it is excess insulin (carbs) that will do that!
  2. Drink more water. Every person should stay properly hydrated.  Drinking half of your body weight in pounds in ounces of water each day, or  multiply your bodyweight in kilograms multiplied by 0.033 will give you the amount of water you should drink each day. When you are drinking, AT LEAST reach this amount, plus I suggest to combat the dehyradting effects of alcohol, consume the amount of alcohol you had in water on top of your daily quota. For example, if you drink 1 pint of alcohol, you should drink an extra 1 pint of water.
  3. Drink organic alcohol if possible. It is possible to buy organic alcohols. I suggest this so that you are just drinking the alcohol, and not getting the associated pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, rodenticides and other industrial farming chemicals added to your cocktails. It is often these chemicals that create the hangover the next day. So go out of your way to purchase organic alcohol.
  4. Minimise your other stress! Obviously drinking alcohol is not good for the body. It never has been, and never will be.  For this reason if you are going to continue to drink alcohol, you should try to reduce any other stress you might be put under. Now this might sound easier said that done, but here are some practical tips:
  • Go to bed between 10 and 11 every night to ensure you are getting adequate physical repair, and wake up no earlier than between 6 and 7 in the morning.
  • Eat as high a quality diet as possible, stressing organic produce, and minimising your exposure to table salt, pasteurised dairy products, sugar and wheat. Not easy this time of year I kn0w – but you will feel ten times better if you do avoid them!
  • If you have been drinking it’s probably best to avoid the exercise! Exercise is an extra added stress to your system, so unless it is a soft-style exercise, then I would wait until you’ve had a day off drinking.
  • Put your feet up, take time with your family, and don’t let them stress you out too much!

So there you have it. How to enjoy a Tipsy Christmas Season in a healthy way. And if you f ind it too difficult don’t beat yourself up, after all ’tis the season to be jolly.

There’s always the New Year Resolutions! Merry Christmas everyone!

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