Four Steps to Enjoying Spring or (Life in General)

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Look Up

1. Go for a walk.
While you’re putting on your walking shoes and getting a bottle of water, etc. etc., listen to the song Happy by Pharrell Williams. This will help to uplift you and get a positive vibe in motion.

2. Breath deep and listen.
While you’re walking be conscious of your breath. Listen to the birds, the wind in the trees, whatever sounds surround you. Let your thoughts, worries, plans and concerns go.

3. Observe, feel and smell.
Observe your environment. Notice beauty. Take it in without judgment or inner commentary. Feel the air against your skin. Smell Spring.

4. Be still and stay awhile.
Find a place to sit or lay on the earth, preferably a quiet area with wild flowers. Remove your shoes. Let your bare feet connect to the earth. Allow the earth to literally ground you.To learn more about grounding read the book, Earthing by Clinton Ober, Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D. and Martin Zucker. Be still and stay as long as you can.

Remember this experience is not intended to get exercise but for pure enjoyment. If you’re feeling over-worked, overwhelmed or over-the-edge, try out these simple steps today, share them with your friends and loved ones. Mother Nature truly has the cure.

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The Vortex by Esther and Jerry Hicks

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Practice the art of allowing…

The fragrance always stays
in the hand that gives the rose.

The Vortex is a brilliant book about the law of attraction. This law is basically; that which is like unto itself, is drawn. In other words, when we are happy, we attract more happiness into our lives. When we are angry or negative we attract more of the same into our lives.

The authors share the powerful message throughout the book that we are born with a personal Guidance System. This Guidance System is our emotions. Simply put, when we are out of alignment with our true self or our spiritual source, we feel bad, as though something essential is missing. When we are in alignment with this source we feel good, with a sense of purpose and content. Within this book the authors repeatedly emphasize that our life is supposed to feel good. This is a simple but potent message.

In a variety of ways this book states that the most important relationship is, above all else, the relationship between our physical and spiritual selves. They believe that until that relationship is in alignment we tend to hinder our own growth and expansion and that all other relationships fall short.

I have found The Vortex to be a book of inspiration and practical knowledge. It has helped me to understand that I am responsible for my own experience and that I always have choices. The guidance I seek is within me. If these words strike a cord with you, as they have with me, seek out this amazing book, The Vortex and enjoy a new perspective offered up by Esther and Jerry Hicks.

The Illusive Dragonfly

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Elan Vital
(Vital Energy)

Whenever I see a dragonfly I think of my son. He left his physical form February 12, 2009. He died suddenly in a car accident. There were no goodbyes. In honor of his seven year old daughter a dragonfly story was told at his memorial.

This story is about a dragonfly nymph living under water. Every so often one of her family members would rise to the surface and she would never see them again. She did not understand. She tells her sister about this concern of hers and promises that if and when she rises to the surface of the water that she will return and tell her where she is at and what is happening. When her time comes to travel upward she is unable to return. She and her sister must learn to trust and accept the mysterious ways of life and transformation.

So along with me and some of the people close to my son, we have adopted the dragonfly as a symbol of our love for him. We feel his presence with the illusive, fluttering beauty of the dragonfly. As a creature of the wind, the dragonfly represents change. And just as the dragonfly experiences a transformation through a metamorphosis, I too went through and continue to go through a type of profound transformation that words cannot describe, within the experience of accepting the mysterious ways of life and death.

Do you have a creature that you are emotionally connected with? Consider lessons that you may have learned from an animal and make it your symbol. And remember you can surely have more than one.

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Sama Means Equal

A touch away from a new way, of making a living...

A touch away from a new way, of making a living…

Sama USA is an organization offering equal means of opportunities for those in need of specialized training to gain online employment.

Its original concept was to help college students gain employment in order to enable them to continue their education. Approximately eighty percent of community college students eventually drop out of school due to financial hardships.This is an 18-week program that consists of in-depth coursework,online modules and class participation. Its focus is to prepare one to enter and succeed in the virtual workplace.

The Sama USA program is currently branching out and has now attracted rural communities where unemployment rates are high. A significant number of the older population are also taking advantage of this exciting and new approach to employment. For many older people opening the doors to the computer age is well beyond their comfort zone. It appears that an open mind and a spirit of adventure is a prerequisite for the successful completion of this program. Sama USA introduces participants of their program to businesses such as Elance and Odesk. These established businesses connect freelancers to employment opportunities around the world. For instance Odesk posts over 100,000 jobs a month.If you or someone you know are intrigued, curious and possibly looking for a new career or some extra needed income, check out Sama USA today!

Healing With Medicinal Herbs

5204504801_e00b421dfa_mWhile working in the natural foods industry for many years, not only did I gain valuable experience and knowledge of organic foods, vitamins, the benefits of buying and providing bulk products, I also discovered and studied the many facets and benefits of medicinal herbal remedies.

The use of medicinal herbs as a healing practice has been utilized since ancient times. Roman, Egyptian, Persian and Hebrew societies were known to use herbs medicinally to cure a wide range of illnesses. Some believe that the healing properties of herbal remedies are just as effective as pharmaceutical drugs but without the side effects. The use of herbs is a natural and holistic approach to healing and promoting well being. But by no means should this practice be taken lightly. Medicinal herbs should only be used, either with the advice of a physician, health professional, or with extensive knowledge and precaution. Herbal remedies are powerful. They have been known to cure physical ailments from A to Z.They can also be fatal. With proper training, one can harvest medicinal herbs out in the wild. Of course fresh is best. Many Herbalist believe that the use of the complete plant is most potent and the healing properties are utilized more effectively by the body. They are also found in tablet form, capsules, liquid beverages, bark pieces, whole leaves, powders, extracts, tinctures, creams, lotions, salves and oils.

The next time something ails you, open your mind to a new approach. Try something different. Do the research and try a medicinal herbal remedy. Take responsibility for your own well being. Heal thyself!

Virtual Vitality-Do you have what it takes?

 

Guest speaker for the TED talks, Rachel Botsman provides clear and concise ideas on how to establish a verifiable online reputation. Of course to move forward and flourish in your chosen field of online livelihood you must possess a positive and shining reputation.

If you’ve got the skills to pay the bills then the time has come to not only spread the word, out there is cyberspace, but you’ve got to show, literally the world, the talents and skills you possess. Online visibility is an essential key in  your  progress of establishing an exceptional reputation. The crucial value of an outstanding work ethic cannot be overlooked.

DSC01291Botsman equates a good reputation to a new form of currency ,credit rating, and reputation capital. The online people marketplace is picking up steam and the time to jump aboard is now. There appears to be a fresh new outlook in the virtual community. Some call it a collaborative revolution. A sense of coming together, sharing and support fuel a new trust in humanity. This new trust is enabling people to make connections and thrive in a unique atmosphere. A sustainable virtual vitality emerges when a common sense of unity prevails.