Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Year, New Thoughts, and New Goals

I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday. It hardly seems possible that an entire month went by and I haven't done a post. Life got in the way, work, kids schedules, and of course the holiday. Now a couple of days with no commitments for me to evaluate my priorities for the coming year. As the week winds down many people anxiously await to celebrate on New Year's Eve. I'm not one of those fans! I'd prefer to sit home and read a good book and reflect on where I've been and where I need to go. This week will give me the time and space to reset the clock. I have been debating whether or not to continue this blog since it requires some work. The intention of my blog is to inspire, inform and educate my readers on topics that are important to us and give you the links, books, and resources to go out and continue to find the information that you find useful. I have decided to keep managing the blog and hopefully you will appreciate the information and reply back as you've done with your comments.
Have a nice New Year's holiday. It's time for me to settle in for a couple of days and finally enjoy my kids!
Take care,

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Empowering Women by Louise Hay

Empowering Women
by Louise Hay
Over the Thanksgiving holiday I picked up at the library the above book by Louise Hay. It's quite an old book as the first printing was done in 1997. However, I hadn't read it and it turned out to be a quick read in one evening.
The premise of the book is to address all the areas in which women have experienced limited beliefs in the past surrounding
Getting older
Financial independance
It also address' Women's self esteem and choosing positive thoughts and beliefs.
I did find the book a bit dated in this day and age however, I would have to assume that there are still some women that are working on the above areas and could use some support.
What I did appreciate about the book was that for each topic she did site some other books to go for which offered support. She didn't just limit it to her words on page.
Of course the book was filled with affirmations that I do find helpful and we should all be using in our daily lives.
I liked this quote from Louise at the start of the book:
"Now is the time for women to break the barriers of
self - limitation. You can be far more than you ever dreamed possible."

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving
Can you believe that it's already Thanksgiving? Where did the time go?
It's the beginning of that crazy time of year when we begin to pack on more than the pounds but loads of other things on our plate too!
Whenever I get overwhelmed or feeling down I do these things:
- STOP to take a breather to regroup
- Start remembering all those things that I have to be grateful for in my life
- Do something nice for someone
It always seems to help and maybe will help you in the next month.
Enjoy your holiday with friends and family

Friday, November 20, 2009


I was introduced to a very cool web site on Thursday called Mindbloom.
If you have been looking for a way to get control of your goals and daily intentions this site does a wonderful job. All your goals and action steps are in one place! With only six weeks from today for New Year's Day, it's the perfect way to get a jump start on those new years resolutions!
You are able to visit the site Mindbloom.
Take a tour on the site. Here you manage your own "Life Tree " and "grow the life you want" . By adding leaves you set your goals and then a daily or weekly intentions to meet you goal. The site will then email you a daily reminder of what you need to do and you then go in and update your list and your tree then begins to flourish! It's very interactive and the site is very appealing! Lots of fun interactive nature items!
Right now when you visit the site you can take a tour, and sign up for a fourteen day free trial. What is also nice about this site is that you can share all or parts of your tree with your friends and family. That way you can receive praise and encouragement on your journey!
I started my tree and have already received my email reminder for today. Like anything else start small! Don't go putting up sixteen goals! Put up something small and easy so you can see the site and and how it works.
Set yourself up for success in 2010 and get on it now!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


I very rarely post regarding my family activities on this blog however, with a milestone of Sweet 16 for my daughter I couldn't resist! We all go thru rites of passage, first we're 13, 16, get our drivers license and then 18, and graduation! I fondly remember my sweet 16 party and Friday evening we had a couple of Makaela's friends for her party! I hope she will fondly look back and remember her small but special evening with friends and family! We sure have a lot of photos to back up the memories.
As for me.. I'm saving and planning the next big birthday milestone for me! I wouldn't dare tell you how old I'll be but I sure will be off in some exotic island celebrating in my polka dot bikini!
What is your next milestone in your life? It could be birthday, becoming a parent, grandparent, going back to college, buying your first home? What are your plans and how are you going to make it happen for yourself?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Women Helping Women Web site

On Tuesday I was introduced to a wonderful web site that is designed to bring a community of women together to share and help one another. It's called Women Helping Women and you can find it here. The site is fairly new and they are charging a $20.00 annual membership fee and the reason behind the fee is to keep advertisers off the site! Yeah! When you visit the site you'll see a chalk board which shows the most recent questions asked by women seeking answers. If you can help.... then you post an answer. It's that simple. It's the perfect way for you to reach out and help someone regardless of your geographical location or financial situation! Remember our 29 days of giving? What a perfect way to give to others and maybe find some useful tips for yourself!

Monday, November 9, 2009

These Are My Wishes For You , Sandra Sturtz Hauss

These Are My Wishes For You
Sandra Sturtz Hauss

May you find serenity and tranquility in a world you may not always understand.

May the pain you have known and the conflict you have experienced give you the strength to walk through life facing each new situation with courage and optimism.

Always know that there are those whose love and understanding will always be there, even when you feel most alone. May a kind word, a reassuring touch, and a warm smile be yours every day of your life, and may you give these gifts as well as receive them.

May the teachings of those you admire become part of you, so that you may call upon them.

Remember, those whose lives you have touched and who have touched yours are always a part of you, even if the encounters were less than you would have wished.

It is the content of the encounter that is more important than its form. May you not become too concerned with material matters, but instead place immeasurable value on the goodness in your heart.

Find time in each day to see beauty and love in the world around you.

Realize that what you feel you lack in one regard you may be more than compensated for in another.

What you feel you lack in the present may become one of your strengths in the future. May you see your future as one filled with promise and possibility.

Learn to view everything as a worthwhile experience.

May you find enough inner strength to determine your own worth by yourself, and not be dependent on another's judgment of your accomplishments.

May you always feel loved.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

29 Gifts, By Cami Walker

29 Gifts, How a Month of Giving can Change your Life
By, Cami Walker
On Monday afternoon I had the opportunity to hear on the radio an interview with author Cami Walker discussing her journey to write the book 29 Gifts.
What an inspirational story!
The month of November is a time for us to reflect all that we are thankful for and it's an even better time to give a small gift every day! Yes... even prior to Christmas!
Cami's story is incredible. She was struggling with an illness which came on suddenly days after her honeymoon. This illness then consumed her life. However, one day while talking with her spiritual mentor she was given the biggest wake up call! You'll have to read the book to find out what happens after that.
Today I'm going out and getting this book and reading Cami's story. This amazing woman took a very challenging health situation and turned her energies to others and it actually made her feel better! Imagine that!
I'm also going to start my 29 days of giving!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

What Keeps a Woman Looking Young?

What Keeps a Woman Looking Young?
This is perfect timing riding on the tails of the book The Blue Zone, where we discussed a balanced lifestyle of healthy eating, exercise and family. This morning while signing onto the Internet I saw this article regarding a study done identifying the aging differences in twins due to lifestyle. The above picture tells the story. The twins above look ten years apart. What's the key? Susan ( on the right ) is a lifelong sun worshipper. In addition, Susan began smoking in her late teens, and although she stopped for six years in her 20s, she averaged a pack and a half a day for 16 years before quitting in her late 30s. Jeanne never smoked.
The article, What keeps a woman looking young? is very interesting and discusses several more twin studies and key issues like the effects of weight loss on your apperance according to age .

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner

The Blue Zones
Dan Buettner

When I was sick last weekend I picked up some books at the library. The Blue Zones was one of them. This is a fantastic book and was really hard to put down but each evening I'd read about a different "blue zone".

What are blue zones? Dan Buettner identifies through his research four specific areas in our world where they have the highest percentage of centurions. He then goes with his team to each area to meet directly with these centurions and identify what type of lifestyle they live and see if there are any commonalities between the cultures.

You may be curious, what are the four blue zones?

- Sardinian
- Okinawa
- An American blue zone... yes... even in America!, Loma Linda, California
-Nicoya Costa Rica

What are some of the characteristics of people who live to be 100 and beyond? It's a combination of diet, exercise, community, and family.

What is really interesting after reading the book is to take the vitality compass test. From some basic questions that you answer regarding your lifestyle, the calculator will tell you your calendar age, biological age, and life time expectancy. Then they'll tell you what you can do to increase your life expectancy! A very interesting exercise.

If you are interested in improving your quality of life then this book is a must read!

The sad news is that our society is moving heavily towards a sedentary lifestyle and we are relying on too many fast food restaurants for connivance. It would be interesting in forty years to see where our next blue zones are located. However, you can create your own blue zone and that is very encouraging!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Women's Health Web site

Part of what I try to do on my blog is provide information and resources to people who want to grow spiritually and take good care of their health. There is so much information out there to gather that by providing it to you in chunks you're better able to digest it!

I found a great web site Women to Women, "changing women's health naturally". It is chalked full of valuable information regarding women's health concerns.

Take a minute to check it out and book mark! You'll come back to it for reference... I know I have recently!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Haunted House By Jack Prelutsky

Haunted House By Jack Prelutsky
There's a house upon the hilltop
We will not go inside
For that is where the witches live,
Where ghosts and goblins hide.

Tonight they have their party,
All the lights are burning bright,
But oh we will not go inside
The haunted house tonight.

The demons there are whirling
And the spirits swirl about.
They sing their songs to Halloween.
"Come join the fun," they shout.

But we do not want to go there
So we run with all our might
And oh we will not go inside
The haunted house tonight.
Can you believe that Saturday is already Halloween?
Perhaps if you weren't ready the above poem might just put you in the spirit to finally go down and purchase all those "fun size" candy bars! Sorry for the lapse in entries but I have been taking care of myself... yes... I got the crud from the kids. It knocks you out for a couple of days. The good news is that I got to the library and checked out some good books. Lots of resting over the weekend and reading. I'll be posting soon the book I am currently reading

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Brush Dance, Mindful Living, Mindful Stationary

Looking for mindful and inspirational cards, journals , magnets, address books and calendars? I just found this wonderful on line store that has it all.

Check out their amazing selection and the testimonials for the customer service is wonderful. Perhaps you are looking for something other than drug store cards!

Here is the link to Brush Dance! Enjoy

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Rowing the Atlantic, Roz Savage

Rowing the Atlantic

By Roz Savage

Last night I had the opportunity to go into Seattle to hear Roz Savage speak about her book Rowing the Atlantic.
What an inspirational story! Here's a woman who one day sat down and took a look at where here life was headed and decided to do something different. She had the courage to change! I don't want to give away too much of what happens in her journey but I will share that she is the first woman to row competitively across the Atlantic Ocean for 103 days! Can you imagine being out in the ocean all by yourself for 103 days? Roz mentioned that when you are on the ocean that long that your mind creates your reality. I'll bet it does!

Through her book tour Roz wants to inspire others to follow their dreams. "Don't be held back by fears. When you have a reason for doing something you'll figure out the how". She is also very active in environmental issues and is participating in several conferences her thru the end of the year.

Roz actually "tweets" and "blogs" from her boat and is working on rowing across the Pacific Ocean and has already completed two stages! Now wouldn't this be fun to be working and then get a "tweet" from someone that is out rowing in the Pacific! Is that wild or what?

Here is the link to Roz's official website. I hope you'll take a moment to read about her journey in her own words. She is truly a remarkable person and is leaving a wonderful legacy.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

You can Heal your life Seminar , Sunday October 11th

Carolyn Myss signing her book at the Conference Sunday
Defy Gravity, by Carolyn Myss
How can I summarize a day listening to some wonderful presenters on Sunday?
I believe Louise Hay summarized it best in her opening remarks to the audience.
" Today is a banquet of the Mind"- Louise Hay
And how it was!
There is no way I could possibly recap for you all the pages of notes I took from each presenter. However, what did stick with me through all the presentations is how important our environment is to our mental and physical well being.
Your environment can be your home, work, relationships, organizations. Are you surrounding yourself with nurturing experiences and people to grow or toxic experiences and people.
We do have the power to change our environments!
What environment would you change and how would that effect your overall health and well being?
If you have the opportunity at some point to participate in a day event it is well worth the investment of time. You come away with a lot of information to digest!

Friday, October 9, 2009

“Today is a new day. Today is a day for you to begin creating a joyous, fulfilling future. Today is the day to begin to release all your limitations. Today is the day for you to learn the secrets of life. You can change your life.”— Louise L. Hay
On Sunday I will be attending with my friend Lisa the Louise Hay "You can Heal your Life" Conference at the Washington State Convention Center. It will be a full day of some very notable speakers!
Here is the link if you are in Seattle!http://www.hayhouse.com/tour_details.php?tour_id=51
For those of you not in Seattle I'll have pictures and recap to share with you on Monday! I'll be taking a LOT of notes so you'll get full benefit of the conference.
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Being a Mother

( me and my son Branden )
After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to
take another woman out to dinner and a movie.
She said, 'I love you, but I know this other
woman loves you and would love to spend some time with you.'
The other woman that my wife wanted me
to visit was my Mother, who has been a widow for 19 years.
The demands of my work and my three
children had made it possible to visit her only
That night I called to invite her to go
out for dinner and a movie.
'What's wrong, are you well,' she asked?
My Mother is the type of woman who suspects that a late night call or a
surprise invitation is a sign of bad news.
'I thought that it would be pleasant to spend some time with you, I responded just the two of us.
She thought about it for a moment, and then said, 'I would like that very much.
That Friday after work, as I drove over to pick her up I was a bit nervous.
When I arrived at her house, I noticed
that she, too, seemed to be nervous about our date.
She waited in the door with her coat on.
She had curled her hair and was wearing
the dress that she had worn to celebrate her last wedding anniversary.
She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an angel's.
I told my friends that I was going to go out with my son, and they were impressed, she said, as she got into the car.
They can't wait to hear about our meeting.
We went to a restaurant that, although not elegant, was very nice and cozy.
My Mother took my arm as if she were the First Lady.
After we sat down, I had to read the menu. Her eyes could only read large print.
Half way through the entries, I lifted my eyes and saw Mother sitting
there staring at me. A nostalgic smile was on her lips.
It was I who used to have to read the menu when you were small, she said.
Then it's time that you relax and let me return the favor, I responded.
During the dinner, we had an agreeable conversation nothing
extraordinary but catching up on recent events of each other's life.
We talked so much that we missed the movie. As we arrived at her house
later, she said, I'll go out with you again, but only if you let me invite you. I agreed.
How was your dinner date? asked my wife when I got home.
Very nice, much more so than I could have imagined, I answered.
A few days later, my Mother died of a massive heart attack.
It happened so suddenly that I didn't have a chance to do anything for her.
Some time later, I received an envelope with a copy of a restaurant
receipt from the same place Mother and I had dined. An attached note said: I paid this bill in advance. I wasn't sure that I could be there; but nevertheless, I paid for two plates -
one for you and the other for your wife.
You will never know what that night meant for me. I love you, son.
At that moment, I understood the importance of saying in time: I love YOU and to give our loved ones the time that they deserve.
Nothing in life is more important than your family.
Give them the time they deserve, because
these things cannot be put off till 'some other time.
Somebody said it takes about six weeks
to get back to normal after you've had a baby....
Somebody doesn't know that once you're a Mother, 'normal' is history.
Somebody said you can't love the second child as much as you love the
first....Somebody doesn't have two or more children.
Somebody said the hardest part of being a Mother is labor and delivery....
Somebody never watched her 'baby' get on the bus for the first day of kindergarten...
Or on a plane headed for military boot camp.
Somebody said a Mother can stop worrying after her child gets married....Somebody doesn't know that marriage adds a new son or daughter-in-law to a Mother's heartstrings. Somebody said a Mother's job is done when her last child leaves home....Somebody never had grandchildren.
Somebody said your Mother knows you love her, so you don't need to tell her....Somebody isn't a Mother.
Pass this along to all the 'Mothers' in your life and to everyone who ever had a mother.
This isn't just about being a Mother; it's about appreciating the people in your lives while you have them.... no matter who that person is.
Watch your Thoughts, they become words, watch your words, they become actions.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your Habits, they become character.
Watch your Character, for it becomes your Destiny
Be kinder than necessary, for everyone
you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
Worry looks around; Sorry looks back;
Faith looks up.
Now you all know just what to do with out me saying anything to you 1,2,3 go*
The only magical overtone of this email is you will feel the love and realize just how specials ALL mothers are!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Glutten Free Cooking Class- Redmond, Wa.

So many of my friends are finding that their diet needs to change to gluten free... here's a great opportunity to learn some gluten free recipes and have some fun too!

Join popular gluten-free cookbook author, Jules Shepard, and Savory Moment founder, Kay Conley, for an amazing weekend of baking lessons. We will offer three entirely different classes. Sign up early for one, two or all three.
Jules has developed and patented an exciting all purpose gluten free flour that can be used as a one cup to one cup substitution in all your favorite baked goods recipes. We are flying her out from Columbia Maryland for the weekend just for these classes. You don't want to miss this opportunity.
Find out more about the amazing classes being offered for adults and children by going to the following link:
Appetizer and Wine (21 and older)Friday October 23rd from 6:00-9:00 pm
Jules and Kay will demonstrate a variety of filled and topped appetizers perfect for holiday entertaining. You will also learn successful catering tips and ideas for party trays. Enjoy a glass of wine while you sample these savory treats.
Cost: $65.00 per person

Kid's Baking Class (ages 6 and up)Saturday October 24th from 1:00-4:00 - adult must accompany children under 13 (no cost for adult)
Learn how to make pretzels, sugar cookies, gingerbread men and mini cupcakes. This is a hands on class. Children will have fun rolling their pretzels and decorating the cookies and cupcakes.Cost: $25.00 per child

General Baking Session
Sunday October 25th from 2:00-5:00
Jules will demonstrate how to make a flaky pie crust, bread, pumpkin cheesecake with her graham cracker crust, cinnamon rolls and pizza. Sample all the recipes from the class and then enjoy a Savory Moment buffet of food from their fall menu.
Cost: $65.00 per person / $100 per couple (same household)

Call Savory Moment today to reserve and pay for your space (425) 867-1516
Classes fill up very quickly!

Body Talk Access Class with Pat Sullivan

In case you missed the last Body Talk sessions offered by Pat Sullivan there are more coming up and to accomodate those requests she has added an evening class! Check it out below and contact her directly to sign up!
BodyTalk Access Saturday Class
When: Saturday, October 17th, 2009 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Seattle Healing Arts 6300 9th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98115
Cost: $150.00 (early bird $135.00 if registered and paid by October 9th)
Register here: http://bodytalksystem.com/seminars/details.cfm?id=10988

BodyTalk Access Evening Class
When: Mon/Tues October 26-27 2009 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: 12th Ave NE and 147th Seattle, WA 98155 exact address provided upon registration
Cost: $150.00 (early bird $135.00 if registered and paid by October 19th)
Register here: http://bodytalksystem.com/seminars/details.cfm?id=11304

Another experience from an Access participant.

"Dear Pat, I am excited to share with you my experiences since I did the ACCESS class last June. When I came to the class, I could not walk without a cane, was in constant and severe pain, had trouble sleeping at night and focusing during the day. I heard you on the Dr. Pat show and my insides made an instant decision to attend. I was scheduled for surgery in a few weeks for total hip replacement. ( I know now that if I had heard of Access nine months earlier, I might not have required surgery.)After doing the techniques a few days, I almost felt worse. I remembered your advice to stay with it, because it could take a few days for the body and brain to receive the oxygen and circulation it needed to renew. It felt like a miracle when I was able to sleep without pain and the limp lessened when I walked. Also, my constant thirst had balanced and I felt hydrated.I did have the surgery, and in just weeks, I returned to almost normal mobility. I required little pain medication and the medical team marveled at my recovery. All went SO well- my heart abounds in gratitude.I have been doing the techniques faithfully and feel more joy each day. I know Access works because on those few days I didn't do the techniques, I felt a negative difference in my mental and emotional state, as well as in my body. So, I just don't forget to do it each morning! I have tried many avenues of healing and love the results I am getting. What a bargain! Blessings BE! Jody."

Pain, structural and postural issues are just a bit of what BodyTalk Access addresses. Your entire system is tuned up and ready to handle what it encounters, or what has been with you for awhile.

Pat Sullivan was on the Dr. Pat talk radio show in June. Click on the link to hear more about BodyTalk Acces and what it can do http://www.thedrpatshow.com/shows/drp-090616-sullivan.mp3
It's about 20 minutes.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Anything can happen, Shel Silverstein

Anything Can Happen
Shel Silverstein
Listen to the Mustn'ts,
child,Listen to the Don'ts
Listen to the Shouldn'ts
The Impossibles,
the Won'ts
Listen to the Never Haves,
Then listen close to me --
Anything can happen, child,Anything can be.
Take that with you for the entire week. Have a great Monday!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Wisdom of Your Face, Jean Haner

The Wisdom of your Face
By Jean Haner
Here is a book that I've been wanting to read for a long time. Jean Haner practices the ancient art of Chinese face reading and I was curious. I heard her on the radio some time ago and it was time to finally check out the book at the library.
I started the book right at the beginning and got thru the first couple of chapters and then started to skip around as it does become a reference book, and there is absolutely NO WAY I was going to remember all the material she was presenting.
Have you ever looked at someones face and thought.... Wow! They've been thru H---?
Well... there is some truth to that.
Jean site's a wonderful quote from Buddha in her book:
" What you are is what you have been, what you will be is what you do now"
Your face shows who you've been in the past and how that's contributing to the person you're becoming. And in every moment you always have the power to change.
Your face is only a reflection of who you are inside at any one point in time. As you change, so does your appearance. Your future is written in your features only insofar as they're a mirror of who you've been up to this point. As you transform inside, your future shifts. It isn't predetermined.
Your face is a mirror of who you are inside.
Your ears and your face map your journey and each major feature stands for approximately a decade in your life.
There is so much presented in this book that it would be difficult to present in a blog post. My suggestion would be to get the book and start working thru each part.
Jean presents workshops in Chinese face reading and you can find more information by visiting her web site at www.wisdomofyourface.com

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Computer issues!!!

Yikes! Can you believe that my work and home computer crashed the same week! Wow! I got a double whammy in one week! Sorry for the lag in postings! I have a couple of books that I've read since I last posted and I'll be posting them in the next couple of days! Books I've wanted to read for quite some time and finally checked them out at the library!

But for now here is a pull from the deck of Heidi Baer's HarMoney cards:

Prosperity Law #8

I Experience Happiness and Satisfaction from Within

Happiness and satisfaction are not qualities that depend on outer circumstances, nor do they come from the future or the past. Each moment is a magical experience when you realize your fulfillment lies within.

Books to look forward to :

The Wisdom of your Face, Jean Haner

Excellent book!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Quote of the day, Something to think about

"Arrange whatever pieces come your way"
- Virginia Wolf
How are you arranging the pieces in your life?
With grace?
The picture above was taken out my front door this week at sunset. I love that we face west and see a wonderful sunset each evening.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Excuses be Gone, Wayne Dyer

I'm sure by now you've heard of this book by Wayne Dyer? I had but hadn't picked it up at the store yet. However, Sunday evening I was channel surfing and I stumbled upon Wayne doing a talk on this very book for a PBS fundraiser. Wow! What a talk and a wonderful book. It just so happened that I had my notebook close by and I was sitting there just like in school taking notes, highlighting and underlying.
What is your biggest excuse for change? Wayne starts the discussion by going over the top eighteen reasons submitted to his website as to why people don't want to change. Here are a few:
a. Don't have enough time
b. I'm too old
c. it will upset everyone if I change, cause family problems.
d. too expensive
Any of these sound familiar?
He then walks you thru the paradigm for change , and then some affirmations for you to practice for the above excuses.
It was an amazing discussion and if you can catch on your local PBS station please sit down and watch with a pad and paper. I've looked over all my notes and there are too many to highlight in one post.
However, I will highlight something he did mention that I'll leave you with today:
Think from Awareness
With God all things are possible
I can handle this, I am not alone.
If you know that all things are possible and you are not alone, why would you not want to change?

Monday, September 21, 2009

Cycle the Wave

Cycle the Wave
September 20, 2009
All proceeds benefit Eastside Domestic Violence
On Sunday I had the opportunity to participate in a great ride , Cycle the Wave benefiting Eastside Domestic Violence. This the second year they have put on this ride and what's really fun is that it is an all woman's bike ride. There were women of all ages and abilities out there riding to benefit a great cause. What a great way to get your exercise in before noon and help someone!
Cycle the Wave has three ride to choose: 25 mile, 40 mile, and 66mile! I chose to do the 25 mile ride since I had to be done by noon! It was a great morning and excellent ride! Perfect fall weather! Next year come out and join me! Although I'll be training for the 40 mile!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

I brought home a new baby tonight!

Tonight I brought home my first baby!
No... I didn't go to the hospital and pick out a newborn to go! I went to Bellevue and picked up a
The new store opened in Bellevue, Washington and I was there this evening for the open house!
Wouldn't miss it!
One of the things I like best about these adorable glass blown votive:
they are made locally
it is a woman owned business!
every year the company chooses specific designs and donates 10% of the sales from that glassbaby to go to a specific charity.
The Glassybaby I chose was Grandma Jane's Caramel
10% from the sale of each votive will be donated to support a nursing student at the University of Washington School of Nursing. Now how cool is that!
My photo doesn't do the votive justice!
check out the website!
I may have found a new addiction!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Quick thought for today!

Don't have anything to be thankful for today?

Check your pulse!

Take a moment today and list five things you are thankful for today besides your pulse!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Sister's Folk Festival & The Sandra James Music Foundation

On a gorgeous Saturday this past weekend, Rhonda and I from the board of the Sandra James Music foundation passed out 240 CD of Sandra's Music and from our recent 2009 International Songwriting Contest. For those of you that don't know about the foundation. I grew up with Sandra James. She was a musician, songwriter and loved to convey her messages thru her music. She died five years ago of ovarian cancer but before she passed away she formed a music foundation so that she could continue to do good works in communities and people would continue to hear her music.
The purpose of the board is to get her music out to be heard! So to pull people to the web site we have had for the last two years and international songwriting contest where people listen to her music and write a song which conveys the messaging Sandra tried to convey in her music.
We also help students go to camp, get music lessons and do projects which support the environment.

Here is the CD for 2009, Peace, Love and Joy. You can learn more about the Sandra James Music foundation by going to our web site, www.sandrajames.com You can also request a CD from the site which is a gift to you.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

HarMoney Card - Prosperity Law #18

Prosperity Law #18
I trust that my inner guidance will lead me to my dreams
HarMoney Cards
Now that the kids are back in school, vacations are "somewhat " over ( at least for the kids! ) It's time to get back to some serious blogging!
This blog is to inspire and educate other on spiritual wellness so I hope to get back to bringing you more information on books, articles, and movies that may inspire you!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Body Talk Access Class with Pat Sullivan

My good friend Pat Sullivan is conducting another ACCESS training workshop here in the Seattle area on Saturday September 19th . If you have not made it to one so far now is the time to check it out! Below is the information about the class, contact information and videos.

BodyTalk Access Class
When: Saturday, September 19th, 2009 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Seattle Healing Arts 6300 9th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98115
Cost: $135.00

Pat Sullivan was on the Dr. Pat talk radio show in June. Click on the link to hear more about BodyTalk Access and what it can do http://www.thedrpatshow.com/shows/drp-090616-sullivan.mp3

Some Testimonials

Three weeks ago I had a urinary tract infection. I did Access and then I repeated the use of one of the techniques, Body Chemistry. The UTI cleared up that evening. I have since had 2 others tell me of their UTI's that were gone in a day using this method.

The Body Chemistry technique works by making your system aware of the virus/microbe/toxin/fungus. This works on colds, flus, food poisoning, anything that may be harmful or invasionary. It's like having a piece of parsley in your teeth, you don't know it's there until you look in the mirror or someone tells you. Once you see it, you address it. Best of all, you don't have to know what you're dealing with. You do the technique and it does the work and your system mounts the appropriate response. Simple and done. This technique is what started BodyTalk when it addressed Dr. John Veltheim's chronic Epstein Barr. Within 3 days he was free of the virus.

With all the concern about the swine flu, wouldn't you like to know you have something in your toolbox (and your own hands) to take care of it? See more experiences below.

BodyTalk Access is a set of 5 self healing techniques (excerpted from the full BodyTalk System) that can cover up to 60% of what a person or family may encounter in a month; brain optimization, nervous system relaxation, viruses, bacterial infections, pain reduction, injury and trauma healing, learning disorders, and more... It's simple to learn and the results can be astounding. You leave this fun and fast paced class with a healthcare package in your hands.

7 CEU credits given for Massage Practitioners through the NCBTMB and 7 STARS credits for preschool teachers

To register, call or email Pat at 206-920-5528 or pat@bodytalkwa.com or click here for the link to register http://bodytalksystem.com/seminars/details.cfm?id=10624

See this link to a 12 minute video where John Veltheim, the founder, explains the philosophy behind Access and teaches our most valuable technique, so you can do this on yourself and others now. Pass it on, we'd love to have everyone doing the Cortices technique. http://bodytalksystem.com/learn/access/cortices.cfm
Warm Regards. Pat.

Patricia Sullivan, Joy of Health SolutionsPaRama BodyTalk, BodyTalk Access InstructorThe Reconnection and Reconnective HealingThe Rosewood Massage Studio6515 12th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115Appointments and info: 206-920-5528http://www.joyofhealthsolutions.com/

"I talked my Mom through (over the telephone) the Cortices technique I saw on the video you sent. She was having a seizure which was working its way up her body and it stopped midstream and they have not returned." Ellen from Pat's Access class in Winthrop, WA 6/21/09

“... Just had to tell you this. I am out babysitting a friend’s two kids. They told me that the two-year old will still be awake at 9.30! I did not think so!!!!! As soon as his parents left I tapped out his Cortices and he was asleep in four minutes. WOW! ...Love JoB.”

From my class in July with an extended family of 12: One of the kids cut themselves with a kitchen knife the next day, her brother did Access on her and the bleeding stopped immediately. They were thrilled to have their own 'story'. The day of the class, all I heard was 'too many stories' from the kids. I think they did just Cortices.
I clipped my doggie's nail too short and had a gusher. Halfway through Cortices, the bleeding stopped. Pat S

I had a real Fast Aid experience about a week a half ago. I was slicing limes with a knife that I had just sharpened, The knife slipped off the lime, and buried itself deeply into my fingernail. Ouch. I tend to bleed a lot when I am cut, and it started gushing. Then I thought – Great! a good opportunity to try out Fast Aid!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Dollar Bill, A modern day parable

A torn and ragged one-dollar bill discovered that it was about to be retired from circulation.

As it slowly moved along the conveyor belt to the shredder, it became acquainted and struck up a conversation with a fifty-dollar bill that was meeting the same fate.

The fifty began reminiscing about its travels all over the country. Life has been good," the fifty exclaimed. "Why, I've been to Las Vegas, the finest restaurants in New York, political fund raisers, and just returned from a cruise on the Caribbean."

Gee," said the one-dollar bill, "you're fortunate to have been able to visit all those places."So where all have you been in your lifetime, my little friend," says the fifty?"

"Well, I've been to ..the Methodist Church, the Baptist Church, the Episcopal Church, the Presbyterian Church, the Lutheran Church, the Catholic Church, the Orthodox Church, the Assembly of God Church, the Brethren Church, the Quaker Church, the Pentecostal Church, the Charismatic Church, the Mennonite Church, the Church of Christ..."

"Excuse me," says the fifty, "but what's a Church"?

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sept 1, Back from vacation and back to School!

It's back to school after a weeks vacation they are finally headed back today to school! Yeah for mom! It was a short summer with lots of activities but it's time once again to buckle down. Gone are the days when you could walk them to school and get a picture of them lining up for class! I had to take this picture out the car window! I'm really good at embarrasing my children!

As you can see the kids are not at all thrilled that mom still wants to take their picture before they head out the door. With the front yard redone and the wood railing gone we had to have a new spot to stand. No more gaging their size and height by the wood railing any more!

Pictures below from last week. Fun in the sun for the kids. Pool time, golf, tennis and ice cream.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Follow your heart,
but be quiet for a while first.
Ask questions, then feel the answer.
Learn to trust your heart.
This week I had the opportunity to spend time with my special friend Dawn Marie and we talked about building trust. It's been such a long time since I've had to start from scratch and build trust with someone, and them with me. It was a good conversation on what a process two people go thru to develop mutual understanding and trust.
Then I started to think about how we need to trust our own inner voice and picked the above to write.
The dahlia flowers are are a reminder of my long time special friend Pam's wedding that was years ago in August and how she had home grown dahlias on all the tables at her reception. This time of year and seeing the dahlias always reminds me of her special day. ( Happy Anniversary! )

Friday, August 14, 2009

HarMoney Card- Prosperity # 3

HarMoney Card - Prosperity #3


Just because your life has been a certain way in the past doesn't mean it must be the same in the future. The future can be different. You can make it different. You can change.

Questions to ask:

What are my priorities?

What are my short and long term goals? Am I going to let time slip by and not accomplish those things that are important to me?

How do I make the things that I am passionate about a priority?

Have I written things down?

Have I set dates?

Who is holding me accountable?

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Daily Acceptance Prayer, Author Unknown

The Daily Acceptance Prayer

I accept myself completely.I accept my strengths and my weaknesses,my gifts and my shortcomings,my good points and my faults.I accept myself completely as a human being.
I accept that I am here to learn and grow, andI accept that I am learning and growing.I accept the personality I've developed, andI accept my power to heal and change.
I accept myself without condition or reservation.
I accept that the core of my being is goodness andthat my essence is love, andI accept that I sometimes forget that.
I accept myself completely, and in this acceptanceI find an ever-deepening inner strength.From this place of strength, I accept my life fully andI open to the lessons it offers me today.
I accept that within my mind are both fear and love, andI accept my power to choose which I will experience as real.I recognize that I experience only the results of my own choices.I accept the times that I choose fearas part of my learning and healing process, andI accept that I have the potential and powerin any moment to choose love instead.
I accept mistakes as a part of growth,so I am always willing to forgive myself andgive myself another chance.I accept that my life is the expression of my thought, andI commit myself to aligning my thoughtsmore and more each day with the Thought of Love.
I accept that I am an expression of this Love.Love's hands and voice and heart on earth.I accept my own life as a blessing and a gift.My heart is open to receive, and I am deeply grateful.
May I always share the gifts that I receivefully, freely, and with joy.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sandra James 2009 CD Release

2009 Sandra James Songwriting Contest CD Released!

A pleasant surprise in my mail box upon my return from Carmel. A package containing the 2009 Sandra James Songwriting Contest CD. The CD comprises of the eight songwriting finalists and more of Sandra's music for everyone to enjoy.

For those of you that are not familiar, the Sandra James Music Foundation is a non profit organization who is committed to supporting the causes that were important to Sandra when she was alive: positive changes involving children, music, peace, and the protection of the environment.

I am always thrilled to be involved with the foundation and am happy to make my contributions since Sandra was a dear childhood friend and I have met an amazing friend Rhonda while working on these projects!

Rhonda and I will be sharing the CD's and giving them out at the 2009 Sister's Folk Life Festival in Sisters, Oregon in September.

However, we are more than willing to share now. If you would like your own CD and hear these amazing messages from the featured artists please send me an email and I'd be happy to send you a CD, courtesy of the foundation!

You can visit the Sandra James Music Foundation web site by going to


Friday, July 31, 2009

Carmel by the Sea , Vacation

Carmel by the Sea, they say that when you visit you need to close your pocket book and open your soul. And they are right! It really is a truly beautiful place and these photos are only a small sampling of all the wonderful photos we took during our trip.
While are friends in the Pacific Northwest dealt with record heat waves, we enjoyed cool foggy days on the ocean. Our evenings consisted of afternoons by the fireplace and outdoor dinning under gas heaters!
Coastal side of Carmel, along the seventeen mile drive. Home of beautiful homes and Pebble Beach Golf Course.

Carmel Mission
Beautiful inside and out with the gardens, chapel and museum. Could have stayed here all day! Having grown up in California and studied the history of the California missions I try to expose my daughter to a mission on each visit.
This is her second ( Mission in Sonoma and Carmel , not bad !)

Dinner out for the girls!

Story book cottages of Carmel! Yes, very small and VERY EXPENSIVE!!!

Statue from inside the grounds at the Carmel Mission.