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You know,you know you are
Be still and know you are
Your life is meant for joy
It’s all so deep within, oh


Your life is beautiful
A seed becomes a tree
A mountain into a sky
This life is meant to be, oh

“Be Still” – The Beach Boys

I don’t know about you, but when things aren’t going my way I try everything in my arsenal of self help; mantras, books, meditations, and affirmations. Usually they work, when they don’t I want to slam my forehead into my well used copy of the “The Secret.” It doesn’t occur to me that patience with myself is one of the most efficient paths to stress reduction that I know.

I am one of those people that believes that coming up with solutions is better than complaining and whining any time. My problem is that I don’t suffer well. I expect solutions to come instantaneously and the problem with that is I am really not listening.

God has a great way of answering questions, it is pretty simplistic. Yes, no, and wait. The last part is the toughest because it requires faith. Thinking positively is pretty useless without faith. My dog Angel has plenty of faith, she knows that when you say “treat” we’re going to give her a little snack. She doesn’t worry about what kind of snack or if it is a big enough snack. Me on the other hand, worries how many snacks, will I get enough snacks, and if they are organic. All that worrying has gotten me nowhere. My stepdaughter also has non-complicated tools for dealing with this type of stress, it is called play. Kids can find joy in staring at a bug, coloring a picture, or singing to themselves. In these moments Cassandra is the perfect picture of self-awareness and joy.

So for today, I think I will go have a snack and sing to myself ( I don’t care if the snack is organic).

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I’ve worked  with these powerful women . They bring new life to the word “intention”.

http://www.stryvelifecoaching.com

Angie Yasulitis & Tracey Luckett join Ken Blanchard
& Stephen Covey
in an upcoming release of
Roadmap to Success
America’s Top Intellectual Minds Map Out Successful Business Strategies


How do busy people become successful? Insight Publishing is pleased to present Angie Yasulitis, Tracey Luckett, Ken Blanchard & Stephen Covey in an exceptional compilation of resourceful people who will tell you how they learned how to be successful. They will share with you their secrets and reveal some remarkable insights on how to set goals in life and how to accomplish those goals.

StrYve Empowerment Tools™ owned by Tracey Luckett and Angie Yasulitis is an empowerment and wellness organization following the formula for Life is a FEAST™. The Life is a FEAST™ concept is based on 25 combined years of research working with individuals in training and recruiting in the weight loss industry, marketing, and insurance industry – with exclusive insight into the personal fitness training industry.

 

Life is a FEAST™ stands for these 5 key areas of a balanced life:

  • Financial Well being
  • Exercise/Nutrition
  • Attitude
  • Spirit and Soul
  • Time for Self Development
Stryve™ ‘s key services are:
Individualized Corporate Wellness Programs
     Corporate Wellness includes: but not limited to:
 

 

 

bullet Life Assessment and Health Assessment of each employee
 
bullet Personalized Plan development based on those assessments
 
bullet Executive – (yet anonymous) feedback to your management team to protect the confidentiality of your employees, yet give you insight into areas for improvement
 
bullet Kick off with a wellness fair and in-person fitness assessments and life coaching meetings
 
bullet Development of professional alliances in your community with businesses in all of the above areas
 
bullet Online and Tele-class coaching
 
bullet On site at least one time per quarter (more by design)
 
bullet 90 day Rewards challenges
 
bullet Study Groups designed around your employees
 
bullet Growth by giving
 
bullet And more

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I’ve worked  with these powerful women . They bring new life to the word “intention”.

http://www.stryvelifecoaching.com

Angie Yasulitis & Tracey Luckett join Ken Blanchard
& Stephen Covey
in an upcoming release of
Roadmap to Success
America’s Top Intellectual Minds Map Out Successful Business Strategies


How do busy people become successful? Insight Publishing is pleased to present Angie Yasulitis, Tracey Luckett, Ken Blanchard & Stephen Covey in an exceptional compilation of resourceful people who will tell you how they learned how to be successful. They will share with you their secrets and reveal some remarkable insights on how to set goals in life and how to accomplish those goals.

StrYve Empowerment Tools™ owned by Tracey Luckett and Angie Yasulitis is an empowerment and wellness organization following the formula for Life is a FEAST™. The Life is a FEAST™ concept is based on 25 combined years of research working with individuals in training and recruiting in the weight loss industry, marketing, and insurance industry – with exclusive insight into the personal fitness training industry.

 

Life is a FEAST™ stands for these 5 key areas of a balanced life:

  • Financial Well being
  • Exercise/Nutrition
  • Attitude
  • Spirit and Soul
  • Time for Self Development
Stryve™ ‘s key services are:
Individualized Corporate Wellness Programs
     Corporate Wellness includes: but not limited to:
 

 

 

bullet Life Assessment and Health Assessment of each employee
 
bullet Personalized Plan development based on those assessments
 
bullet Executive – (yet anonymous) feedback to your management team to protect the confidentiality of your employees, yet give you insight into areas for improvement
 
bullet Kick off with a wellness fair and in-person fitness assessments and life coaching meetings
 
bullet Development of professional alliances in your community with businesses in all of the above areas
 
bullet Online and Tele-class coaching
 
bullet On site at least one time per quarter (more by design)
 
bullet 90 day Rewards challenges
 
bullet Study Groups designed around your employees
 
bullet Growth by giving
 
bullet And more

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bio-ego.jpgStole this hook,line and sinker from the why blog…. It is a great way at looking at how we react to life’s circumstances. (Thanks Amy for an eye opening post!)

Because I’m dense when it comes to the non-physical. Examples and tools are what help me put the intangible into a perspective that can be used on a daily basis. And once again, Eckhart Tolle was full of great examples in the online class with Oprah for the Chapter Four of “A New Earth,” titled “Role-Playing: The Many Faces of the Ego.”

This is the first week that I did not try to log onto the Monday night class at www.Oprah.com, because I was tired. Last week I watched it on Monday night and found myself unable to go to sleep until after midnight. Tuesday morning at 6 am came too early (I’m one of those must have 8 hours of sleep kind). So thinking that watching it Tuesday at noon would allow me to absorb more won out. Well, I’m less tired today but I did miss that Christmas morning excitement I felt when logging on at night for the live event.

Either way, I’m so glad to have watched it. Each week brings more insight into how the ego impedes happiness and what to do about it. There were so many examples or faces of the ego covered but here is what was talked about that really affected me.

Eckhart said – Power is within. If you are not present you don’t know this. So you will try to get if from others.

This seemed to sum up to me why I was always wanting. Wanting stuff. Wanting more. Wanting something from someone. We are always searching for that power outside ourselves which can only be found inside and therefore we are never satisfied.

Eckhart told a story of what this Zen master said about an athlete. “That His Need to Win Drains his Power.”

Anybody who has played sports knows this is the case. When you aren’t thinking and you are completely focused on that moment, you do well. When you think too much, or psych yourself out, you don’t do well.

Eckhart went onto say that you should focus on the small steps each day and find joy in them, (you know where you ultimately want to end up) otherwise once you get it you won’t be worth it because you didn’t enjoy getting there.

Many people called in with questions and Oprah did a great job of asking the laymen questions for us! Like how do you stay in that present state of consciousness (that many have and can achieve while meditating or sitting quietly) while your child is screaming or your boss is yelling at you?

Again he had wonderful examples – the one that struck me the most was when he said – practice being transparent. Instead of being a wall when these assaults hit you, allow them to flow through you.

I loved his statement that – True freedom is when your inner state is no longer dependent on external conditions. He told one caller that her daughter’s screaming was not the problem – it was her reaction. This hit home (as a mother). I never looked at it like the problem was mine not my daughter’s. Another wow moment!

Continuing with being a mother. They talked about not being identified with the LABEL of MOTHER. That we should fulfill our functions; looking after, guiding, etc. But not becoming completely identified so that the function doesn’t become a role.

I got 2 things from this line of thought:

1-By losing our whole self in the role of Mother, it will take away from my being present in other situations and relationships – friend, wife, daughter, aunt etc.

2- Eckhart talked about identifying with the role, a mother will stay in that function with their children even when they are grown. This is why some Mothers still feel the need to tell their grown children what to do and treat them as though they were still small. Ultimately, this will impede my enjoying all of the stages of my daughter’s life.

Oprah went on to clarify that parenting changes as the child grows. I’m seeing this as my daughter approaches 12 yrs old. We now have issues that we didn’t when she was younger. Something I need to work on. Which Eckhart said something along the lines of it starts with me. All my relationships can change depending on my “BEING” and my reactions.

It was truly the most example filled and take-home-tools-for-every-day-life filled class yet!

The class ended with Oprah asking Eckhart how he could some up this chapter and he said – Balancing the human & the being. Functioning while rooted in being. Having constant peace in the background.

Aaahhh, I look forward to that – but I will try to find joy in the steps getting there!

I look forward to next week!

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