Friday, April 29, 2011

Charlie Sheen needs intense intervention


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My interview with Dr. Howard Samuels was extremely interesting to me. First, I must say, Dr. Howard has made his rounds through the media as he is sought after by mainstream shows such as Good Morning America, Today, CNN and many more and considering this, he took time from his schedule to talk to me, a small town reporter. I was excited and grateful to talk to Dr. Samuels.

If you are like most, me included, you are tired of hearing about Charlie Sheen. But, I was intrigued by the psychic shift and intense pain Dr. Howard discussed in his interview with Piers Morgan relevant to Charlie. This is why I questioned him further. My work in Life Healing Art focuses on the gift of light or silver lining that comes from hardship. I believe suffering pain teaches lessons if you're open to it or ready to accept it and move on to health.

Dr. Samuels deals with this darkness daily in his work. He shared, "There are moments also filled with cases that don’t work, I have hope for everybody. You have to put your seatbelt on to go on the ride, sometimes it takes years and makes your life worth living."

Can you share any painful experiences that taught you in the process of moving forward? Leave a comment.

Click here to visit the Hills Treatment Center (Co-founded by Dr. Howard Samuels).

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Expert advice, continued...

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At first, when I was presented with the challenge of "owning my expertise" I was taken back and struggled with the task. I thought, "How can I be pompous and make such a list?" But, then after thinking about if for awhile, it made me realize that there isn't anything wrong with owning our experience and knowledge. As a matter of fact, it is wrong not to share this earthly wisdom! I am a natural leader. Regardless of where I focus my attention, I gravitate to the top. I am a compassionate person with a big heart and because of this, I can read other people's state of mind really good. This is because I'm comfortable in my own skin and I'm in tune with my company. I am creative, intelligent and a top of the line artist (in most every media I've tried). I am inspirational and I'm a protector of those who surround me. I help people find their way to their best self and for this I am very proud!

Leave me a list of your areas of expertise, who knows, we might be able to help one another!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

On how Patrick lived, I can speak volumes, continued...

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Andrew discussed his feeling about the loss of his best friend, Patrick, someone who understood his psyche or as Andrew put it, “He got me!”

Andrew is an extremely creative person. He shared the below poem he wrote about his friend.

Promise me Patrick:
12/16/1968 ~ unknown

Dear best friend and brother,
I will remember you for the rest of my life.
I knew you for 20 years.
I will love you for the rest of my life.
Today, The rest is silence.

Honoring Patrick J. Swenson 8/8/1969 ~ 8/1/1998

To: All who love & all who are loved by others: Promise me, please use seat belts!


I believe when you tap into your creativity especially when it is tied to loss, it is healing, very therapeutic. Andrew has written much about his beloved friend. He remembers him now through their memories and Patrick’s positive impact on his life. He was changed by their relationship and he cherishes this in a very healthy and inspiring way!

Have you suffered loss of a best friend? How are coping through the bereavement. Take a moment to share, open up to someone if you can.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Embrace greatness, continued...

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Greatness, I believe, lives within each of us. It is in our reach because we already own it. Like anything living, it must be realized and nourished to embrace it fully. It isn't easy to uncover our full potential but we, each and every one of us, are equipped with the right tools to unlock this wonder!

Anyone who is held in the regard of greatness has worked hard and sacrificed to achieve their place. It is necessary to put in the time and work in order to appreciate your success once you've come to realize such achievement. It is never-ending and overflowing. When you get to your goal, more are created! It empowers you and inspires others through karmic energy that ripples through the universe. I'm part of this movement and I know you can be part of it too!

Awaken to this world of opportunity and tell me all about it!

A place you call your own, continued...

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The message I'm trying to convey in this article is that you have the power to retreat and renew without having to exert a lot of energy to escape your everyday stress. Some people meditate for hours a day but most of us do not have the luxury of excess time for this exercise. If you do, I'm sure you are feeling aligned and in tune with yourself and your world. I'm lucky to meditate an hour within a whole week. The longest my session might be, on a good day, is twenty minutes. In the article, I communicate that just a few seconds of going within is worthwhile and I truly believe this.

It is about shutting out all of the crazy stimuli and calming yourself down to mesh with the peace within. This is possible and changes everything within a moment of time.

Give it a shot and leave your feedback. I'm interested in your thoughts!

Monday, April 18, 2011

A collection of pet bereavement poems, continued...

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Arlene’s credentials relative to the animal kingdom are amazing. As detailed in the "About the Author section" of her book, I Never Wanted To Say Goodbye, she created a video, A Day In The Life of A Dog, which gained national recognition. The video was made to promote responsible pet ownership. In 1991 it was nominated for a Dog Writer’s Association of America Maxwell Award.

She has served on the Board of Trustees of Morris Animal Foundation and the Board of Directors of the Humane Society of Sarasota County and Southeastern Guide Dogs.

Arlene is a member of many animal organizations such as the Yorkshire Terrier Club of America.

She has authored numerous articles regarding human/animals connections for many national publications.

Today she creates Designing Poet’s Doggie Note Cards which you will find on her website.

Arlene has devoted much effort towards the wellbeing of our four-legged friends. Her work and compassion is greatly admired and appreciated!

What are you doing to help our animal companions? Leave me a note and tell me all about it. I am a true animal lover!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Free is in everyone's budget, continued...

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I have heard of swapping out services and trading furniture etc. but I didn't really know about this website, Freesharing.org until I started searching "free" on the Internet. I am someone who always preferred giving away our usable treasures as apposed to selling them. It gives me great joy and warms my heart to know an item I once treasured is offering happiness to someone else.

I encourage my teenagers to do the same. We recycle a lot of their clothes and games to friends and family. I try to balance my in flow by offsetting it with outflow. In with the new, out with the old!

Are you sharing with the world? Leave me a note about your generosity, I would love to read about it!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Inner greatness, continued...

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Tonight's article is really about the magic of you. You encompass the ability to be successful. You were born with all of the tools to become your best self and to make the world a better place as you grow. If you believe in yourself, you can accomplish everything you put your mind to and more. Yes, metaphorically, you can even move mountains. If you do not agree with me, you have work to do but with perseverance, you will gain this necessary confidence.

Your life is a miracle in itself. You came into this world pure and authentic. Perhaps you've been tainted by the challenges in your world; intimidated by bullies. But, you can come through the hardship and embrace your livelihood, believe in your abilities. As you harness this sensation, it will fill your heart and manifest greatness, reflective of you.

You are in the driver's seat and you can turn your life around if it isn't working out currently. Don't ever give up!

Do you believe this is the key to success? Leave me a comment with your thoughts!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

His time during World War 2, continued...

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Gabe Vaccaro is my boyfriend’s great grandpa. He is a resilient man at the ripe age of 90 years old. He is active and he loves his life! He enjoys talking about his years in the military, he lights up when he is asked about it.

It is interesting that he didn’t want to join the military originally. He volunteered before the draft was implemented but, in the end, he loved his time in the navy.

I haven’t talked to anyone who regrets joining and I’ve talked to many veterans while volunteering at the VA hospital. These soldiers really do share a code of honor; they are true heroes!

Are you doing anything to help our country? Drop a comment and share your story, I would love to read it!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Stimuli projects energy, continued...

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I was inspired to create tonight's article by the first 100 pages of the book I'm reading, Infinite Quest, by John Edwards. My sister purchased the book and then passed it to me after she finished soaking in his bestowed wisdom. Regardless if you believe in John's psychic ability or not, so far the book is more about becoming in tune with what is impacting you. External stimuli and its affect. He is communicating how to become more positive (by coming from a place of love) and, in turn, create karma that manifests the future you dream of (less the material stuff). John promotes coming from a place of love. Pretty good advice, if you ask me.

I'm a fan but, I must admit, the book is coming from a perspective that I didn't anticipate from him. I've been enlightened thus far and I'm anxious to jump back into the next 100 pages. I'm hopeful you will consider the message and limit your interface with negative stimuli; offset it through positive influences. It is sound advice!

What are your thoughts? Leave me a comment.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

My private chef company gfcf fusion, continued...

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Chef Tom is degreed in Culinary Arts. He’s authored the cookbook, Where There’s A Meal, There’s A Way. He partnered with Naturally Autistic ANCA and hosts his radio show, The GFCF Kitchen. He also writes a monthly food column.

A wonderful and passionate woman, Leo, provided the connection for this article. I applaud the work and passion both Leo and Tom share. They are focusing their efforts to help others and make the world a better place.

Are you passionate about something that makes the world a better place? Share your story or thoughts.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

How much stuff is too much, continued...

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It amazes me how I have changed from my childhood. I used to be this cluttered and messy child. Today, I work to continually organize my stuff and my life. It is important that I maintain the old rule of thumb, in with the new and out with the old. It is a cycle I implement for my kids birthdays and Christmas also. There are 6 of us living in my home that used to house 3. I have no choice but to continue this practice, otherwise, we wouldn't have room to grow or live. I do have sentimental belongings but not a lot. I honor my cherished belongings. I also share the sentiment with others.

I believe your belongings reflect your mental state. If you're overwhelmed with stuff, your mind isn't functioning to its fullest potential. De-clutter physically and you'll see you're mind will start to follow. Although, you must acknowledge that it is more than stuff and it is linked to your psyche to see improvement.

I'm curious about your thoughts on hoarding, drop me a note.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

New weight loss strategy, continued...

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The thought about this weight loss game plan came to me while in the shower today. I'm, of course, a bit biased. I feel it is brilliant, an idea from above! I believe I may have found the "missing" piece of my weight loss puzzle. This new way of thinking will make my heavy fears tangible so I can over power them as I empower myself with each work out. As long as I work hard and tackle one stress at at time, I think I'll be finally shedding the weight.

Tomorrow my challenge will begin. Stay tuned to find out which bullying fear is first on my list and the choice of work out I utilize to demolish it!

How are you tackling the weight challenge? Leave me a note to tell me about it.