Friday, June 25, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
While I can't say that "Snap out of it!" is my favorite sentence, Renée Heimerman was a great guest with a lot to share about depression, including her own 12-week program to get to the other side. The program - called "Snap out of it!" is amazingly affordable (actually surprised the heck out of me): $29.95 INCLUDING a one-hour coaching call with Renée and ongoing email support. Purty darn good and my guess is that she will be able to put a 0 behind that price really soon. I would :)
Anyway, take a listen - it was a good show.
Monday, June 7, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
The following words are from Laurie Michaels whom I will interview on July 6th.
Inspiring is too small a word.
“Why did you do that?” “I don’t know, I’ve had brain surgery, I’m brain damaged!” “How could you forget that?” “I don’t know, I’ve had brain surgery, I’m brain damaged!” I can’t believe you said that! “I can’t believe I said that either, I’ve had brain surgery, I’m brain damaged!”What can you possibly say to that? There is no rebuttal to that!
It used to be “I should be back to normal by now.”, “I should be able to care for Ella by now.”, “I should be back to work by now.” Then I stopped “shoulding all over myself”. I realize, I have a golden ticket! I can get away with ANYTHING!!! “I’m brain damaged”, will probably curb your expectation
’s of me. I have spent my whole life trying to prove how capable I am, that you can EXPECT great things from me. Now I am set free from your expectations….that’s extremely liberating! That’s what you call “brain damage advantage”.
I am celebrating my 1 year anniversary of my final brain surgery as of 4/16. I chose that as my date to celebrate because the final surgery got rid of my daily vomiting & debilitatin
g daily headaches.
What have I learned? That “brain surgery recovery years” are like dog years…1 year seems like 7 years! I might have gotten “brain damaged” just enough to be “terminally happy”, or maybe I’m only cognitively aware of the good stuff and I am not aware of the bad stuff. Although, I think my inner circle would tell me if “I’m not quite right”. That’s a tough call…do ya tell somebody that they’re NOT completely with it, or let them live happily in their own world? In truth, I think maybe I have been at the bottom of the barrel & now I am just so grateful to have a life!
I do have a life…much more so than I used to. I spend quality time with my beautiful oompha loompahs (kids) every day. I hook up with my mom and take spiritual development classes. I also have a holistic chiropracto
r work his magic on me, and I push myself in physical therapy. I spend my time doing and being what I want. I am no longer the person I was before the brain surgeries. I refuse to compromise my life, the way I use to. Check yourself, before you wreck yourself! I think I have become a much more thoughtful, patient and present person. Which only time could lead me to.
I don’t think you get a free ride out of whatever you’re in, so you might as well find something positive that you can learn, and run with it. Then pay it forward to your loved ones. Live more juicy!
I feel I have been transformed through all the love, positive thoughts and prayers that have been sent my way. All that energy is so healing and I feel it! THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart! I just hope you will some day get the opportunity to experience the return, 10 fold!
OPEN UP! DIVE IN! BE FREE!"
Thursday, June 3, 2010
All right, so I was not planning on talking about this a whole lot but it seems to have generated enough questions to explain a little.
I decided, last week, that I would go on a fast. I do this in the spring, usually. Not because I put it on my calendar or anything but because my body seems to ask for it around the same time of the year.
So, I lighten up.
This year, as I was getting ready to start, I felt compelled to add another element to this quiet time of simplicity. I would go on a money fast as well.
As I got my kitchen ready for a few days of non-activity, I got my mind - and life - ready for a few days of no money activity as well.
I bought dog food, paid some bills, put a little bit of gas in my car - and put my wallet away.
And it's been great. Easy. Simple. Clean.
The fact that this is a rare week of solitude in my home has been perfect for this.
Actually, except for a couple of clients, a walk with my daughter and quick hugs with friends, I have been on a bit of a people fast, too.
How do I feel?
A little funny.
A little floaty.
I like it.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
(not written by me)
Tech Support: Yes, how can I help you?
Customer: Well , after much consideration, I've decided to install Love. Can you guide me through the process?
Tech Support: Yes. I can help you. Are you ready to proceed?
Customer: Well, I'm not very technical, but I think I'm ready. What do I do first?
Tech Support: The first step is to open your Heart. Have you located your Heart?
Customer: Yes, but there are several other programs running now. Is it okay to install Love while they are running?
Tech Support: What programs are running?
Customer: Let's see, I have Past Hurt, Low Self-Esteem, Grudge and Resentment running right now.
TechSupport: No problem, Love will gradually erase Past Hurt from your current operating system. It may remain in your permanent memory but it will no longer disrupt other programs. Love will eventually override Low Self-Esteem with a module of its own called High Self-Esteem. However, you have to completely turn off Grudge and Resentment. Those programs prevent Love from being properly installed. Can you turn those off?
Customer: I don't know how to turn them off. Can you tell me how?
Tech Support: With pleasure. Go to your start menu and invoke Forgiveness. Do this as many times as necessary until Grudge and Resentment have been completely erased.
Customer: Okay, done! Love has started installing itself. Is that normal?
Tech Support: Yes, but remember that you have only the base program. You need to begin connecting to other Hearts in order to get the upgrades.
Customer: Oops! I have an error message already. It says, "Error - Program not running on internal components." What should I do?
Tech Support: Don't worry. It means that the Love program is set up to run on internal Hearts, but has not yet been run on your Heart. In non-technical terms, it simply means you have to Love yourself before you can Love others.
Customer: So, what should I do?
Tech Support: Pull down Self-Acceptance; then click on the following files: Forgive-Self; Realize Your Worth; and Acknowledge your Limitations.
Customer: Okay, done.
Tech Support: Now, copy them to the "My Heart" directory. The system will overwrite any conflicting files and begin patching faulty programming. Also, you need to delete Verbose Self-Criticism from all directories and empty your Recycle Bin to make sure it is completely gone and never comes back.
Customer: Got it. Hey! My heart is filling up with new files. Smile is playing on my monitor and Peace and Contentment are copying themselves all over My Heart. Is this normal?
Tech Support: Sometimes. For others it takes awhile, but eventually everything gets it at the proper time. So Love is installed and running. One more thing before we hang up. Love is Freeware. Be sure to give it and its various modules to everyone you meet. They will in turn share it with others and return some cool modules back to you.
Customer: Thank you. I couldn't have done it without you.
(thank you, Carol)