The more we have, the more we have to give…
Pick one negative habit for April/May…
The battle is won the night before…
We are all agents for change. Every time we forgive someone, eat a
healthy meal, do a good deed, laugh at someone’s joke, we are contributing to
the wellness of the world.
No, it doesn’t take monumental energy or trillions of dollars to make a
difference. In fact, I think that changes made at the micro level
– in our lives, in our homes, in our communities – do have a powerful ripple
effect into the world.
In order to have the strength to give to others, however, first we need to
fill our own well. It has been my experience that the more I have, the
more I have to give…It’s worthwhile to ask yourself, how can you show up at
work, or for your families, or friends, if you are not sleeping
enough, not eating to nourish your body, not exercising, not laughing,
not enjoying your life at all? As an exhausted, depleted person, what
can you offer others?
It goes to follow that in order for you to be most effective,
you deserve to practice what Cheryl Richardson has called “extreme self
care.” This is when you allow yourself to be selfish about your
time – for the greater good – without guilt or fear. Learning to
nurture and strengthen yourself will be the best gift you can give to others.
From my experience, the battle for self care is often won the night before…
wouldn’t it be nice if you allowed yourself the luxury of getting to bed
earlier? An extra hour or two of sleep could mean you get up earlier,
with some time for early morning inspirational readings or meditation,
exercise, a sound breakfast, an unhurried commute or early morning prep for
your family. Going to bed earlier could change the quality of your life
in a dramatic way. One small step, yet one huge ripple effect for your
This month, I invite you to pick one negative habit, and make an effort to
change it. Ask your Angels or other invisible helpers for support. They
can assist you in your process of change.
If you have a prayer life, pray for the willingness to take an action towards
changing that negative habit of yours. It’s amazing what happens when
grace moves into action. Suddenly, you will be “in the mood” to de-clutter
your desk, or go for a walk, or make those important cold calls, or eat a
nutrient rich meal.
I challenge you to test this out in your own life. Be a scientist and see if
making one small change in April/May gets you where you want to go. See if
asking invisible helpers makes a difference – what if they do?
LOL…that’s always the big shocker. But you’ll never know until you try
I always love to hear how your process is going. Feel free to write or call me (or keep me posted on Facebook
or Twitter). Your success helps others make the leap. Yes, good news is
contagious in a wonderful way…”If she can do it, maybe I can do it? Hmnnn…” That’s how we think, and that’s how it
Good health is wealth, go for it!
With warm blessings,
APRIL 5th, 2011
THINKING OUT LOUD 91.5 FM in Middlesex County, MA
and southern New Hampshire…
April 5th topic: Mirror Neurons: Cells that read minds. Are
you working with your mirror neurons or are you a victim of them?
The first Tuesday morning of every month, 10:00-10:30 AM ET, I am
a guest on Thinking Out Loud, a provocative radio talk show that covers
health, recovery, longevity and lifestyle choices hosted by David Tierney,
aka 'The Mouth of the Merrimack.'
Thinking Out Loud is internationally webcast and locally broadcast out of Lowell, MA,listen
online today at http://www.uml.edu/thinkoutloud/
STUDIO AUDIENCE INVITATION...
April 7, 2011
11 AM – 1 PM
At 11 AM, we’re going to look at the many ramifications of retirement with
guest Mike Bonacorsi, CFP, author of Retirement Readiness.
At noon, Fran Larkin, author of 5 Words and Then Some,
will discuss with us his powerful techniques to help your vision become a
We tape this cable television show in Chelmsford center, and you are invited to
be part of our studio audience. If you would like to join us (it’s free to
attend), please send an email to email@example.com . In the subject line,
please write “STUDIO AUDIENCE REQUEST.” You will receive an email
studio invitation with directions before the next tape date. (The studio is
right off Route 3 in Chelmsford,
and there is ample free parking.)
CLUTTER TO CLARITY
TELECONFERENCE CALLS IN APRIL/MAY.
If you have attended one of my foundational programs (two hours or longer) in
the past five years, you qualify to be part of this FREE series of teleconference
This exclusive opportunity is open to the FIRST 15 responders!
To apply, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and in the subject line put “CLUTTER
TO CLARITY TELECONFERENCE.” In your email, include your phone number, email
address and where you attended Clutter to Clarity with me.
Once I have the 15 attendees, you will receive a survey asking which time slots
are best for you. I’m going to compile the results so that the maximum
number of you can be on the calls. We’re going to decide as a group --
via the survey -- whether we’ll meet for four weeks or longer.
I’m excited about this teleconference – I’ve been wanting
to do this for quite a while, and now is the time. I look forward to
being part of your process in this amazing journey towards wholeness.
LAUGHTER THERAPY IS THE BEST MEDICINE!
SAVE THE DATE:
June 14, 2011
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Lowell General Hospital
295 Varnum Ave.
Lowell, MA 01854
How can you use humor and laughter to overcome obstacles? How can you shift
your focus and turn defeats into victories? In this interactive, multimedia
event you will learn about the physiological, psychological and spiritual
benefits of extended laughter sessions. You will also learn some
extraordinary joy-making techniques, including Laughter Meditation, Laughter
Yoga and the power of Laffirmations.
Even though this is a free event, registration is required. You
may register for this event at the link below or call 1-877-LGH-WELL