Over the years I have enjoyed reading the Chicken Soup For The Soul books. At the end of the books they would let people know that you can submit stories on line.
I decided to check it out because I had a story. When I went on their site the topics they were looking for didn’t match but other stories came to me for some of the topics they had up. I wrote up a few and read them to my Honey and made a few changes and I submitted them. Then I did a few more.
Wow three years ago I wouldn’t have dreamed of doing this and I am glad I did. I have some fun stories to share and plan to include a few for my Dad’s father’s day gift. It would be fun and fantastic if one or more of my stories are accepted.
Let’s be bold and go for things we want to do. You never know what will come of it!
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This story touched my heart and the video brought tears to my eyes:
I think this is a great way to think outside the box and it gave me a great laugh too!
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Recently I was feeling pulled in many directions. While chatting with a friend it came to me that I need to focus on certain areas at this time. I can pick up and do the other things as my schedule opens up.
Father’s Day is coming, take some time today to think &/or write about him. What is a great Dad memory you have that brings you bliss, laughter or other enjoyable feeling about your Dad?
Usually I buy a beautiful wedding frame for a wedding gift. While shopping I ran across a great gift that was different from my norm. I am excited to give it to the couple on their special day.
Let’s be open to possibilities, we never know what will show up in front of us.
Write about a happy place you love to go to or create a happy place you’d love to visit. What does it smell like, is it by the sea or in the mountains…. Let your mind take you (back) there and enjoy the amazing experience.
This is a great post and brought tears to my eyes:
Recently music has come up for me in a few different ways. My Honey and I were picking out songs we liked to create a song list to enjoy and a friend that’s family and I were having fun listening to music we listened to in our youth. It brought back fond memories and created new ones with my Honey.
Music can be powerful. Find some to add joy, peace &/or energy in your day!
While taking a drive on the Oregon coast on an unusual sunny beautiful day in May we decided to drive to Moe’s at Cannon Beach to have dinner. As we were driving I could see this dark cloud front moving in. When we arrived there were two fronts coming towards each other and the wind had picked up.
When we went to be seated, they suggested the patio. I was dubious with the clouds rolling in but it was warm and sunny. We enjoyed our dinner and headed out. Within 5 minutes of leaving the sun disappeared and the rain started. We were glad to have a beautiful outdoor dinner at the coast. It felt magical.
We never know when a magical moment will happen, enjoy them when they do.
Today we are going to tap on resistance to doing something. We all have it and it’s important to release it then we can move forward on it.
Check in on the number between 0 – 10 and rate it.
Tapping on the karate chop point and say this 2 times: Even though I feel this resistance about _____________(fill in the blank) I love and accept myself
Even though I feel this resistance about _____________(fill in the blank) I choose to release it
Tap on the other points alternating saying these:
I choose to let it go
Take a few deep breaths. Check in on your number and if it is down to 2 or lower your done and if not you can do another round of tapping. By saying: This remaining ___(fill in the number).
When you get your number down 2 or less you can do a round of tapping on more joy, peace or calm if you choose to.
Wow, here is a powerful quote from the book: Chicken Soup for the Soul, The Empowered Woman, by Amy Newmark, page 9
"Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible. ~St. Francis of Assisi"
Let’s start small and with time we can be doing more than we anticipated.
This is inspired by the book: Tiny Buddha’s 365 Tiny Love Challenges by Lori Deschene, page 184
Write down anything on your mind. This can aid in getting it off your mind (hamster wheel). This lets us better enjoy today’s moments.
If you struggle with releasing some of what’s on your mind choose one (from above) each day to tap on to dial down and release them
Do you have a goal or area you’d like to grow in but have resistance moving forward with it? Taking steps can feel difficult but when we plan for it and set time aside it can be easier.
If you continue to struggle and would like to book an appointment contact me and let’s partner together to release what’s holding you back from the growth you want.
When we want to grow in areas of our lives but we have stress, it can hold us back from growth and joy. Additionally it can cause dis-ease in our bodies that can rob us of our energy and peace.
If stress is weighing you down and you’d like to learn how to release it come to the Stress Release Workshop. I’ll guide you through a protocol and talk about other practices for releasing and dialing it down. There are two dates: June 5th, 10 AM & June 23, 10:30 AM
Location: 2010 NE Fairview Ave, Fairview, OR (conference room at Barb Sellers Realty & Divine Mocha). Donation appreciated, limited seating
Here is a link to a quick tapping on Joy energy up on YouTube for you to tap along with.
Here’s a quick tapping on nourishing our body kindly energy. See points marked by lotuses
Take three deep breaths and say I want more kind body nourishing energy
Start tapping on thumb point and say more body nourishing energy
Take another deep breath move to the next point and repeat this through all the points on the picture. After the last point (karate chop point) take three deep breaths. Way to go on tapping!
Way to go on tapping!
What are some ways you can nourish your body this week?
Have you had some messages like I need to eat more salads or veggies or take time to breathe deeply daily? Free write about this.
Come up with some ideas and go for it!
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