Merry Christmas — Now where’s the food?

It’s about 3:30 in Seattle, and we’ve planned a feast for Christmas Eve, which is at our house. Christmas and Thanksgiving feasts are sometimes weird for me, even though I’ve lived in Seattle for 25 years.

I’m from South Dakota, and my family typically eats a big meal for “Dinner,” which is called “Lunch” here, and then we just have leftovers for “Supper” which is called “Dinner” in Seattle. I’ve never really gotten over the fact that I have to wait until about 4:30 or 5 to have my feast — and since I know there’s such a feast coming, I starve myself all day so I can really load up when it’s time. That’s a little different than having two feasts, but I’m really not complaining, I know there are real starving people out there, and I feel bad for them.

I mostly just wanted to write a little something today to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas eve, a Merry Christmas, and a Happy and a Prosperous New Year!

Technology to Change Behavior

I have been reading a lot about sounds and the stress-relieving properties of sound therapies. It “sounds” like we are finally getting down to our roots and finding natural ways to heal that were used by our Ancestors. Since there was not medicine available like we have today, they used drumbeats, chimes and signing bowls to experience a higher state of consciousness. As you know from reading Directed Dreaming, once you enter into the higher conscious (or subconscious) you are able to find out things that can help you in everyday life (such as finding answers to important questions, solving money problems, etc.)

There have been clinical trials performed that suggest that sound may boost the immune system, trigger our body’s production of natural painkillers, and relieve stress. Music therapy can be done by anyone, even if you don’t have a musical ability; it consists of playing a slow even rhythm (on a drum), or using cymbals, bells or gongs.

If playing a gong or pounding on drums is just not your style, and you think it might make you feel (or look) a little silly, there are fairly normal, natural, things you can get to help you relax using sound or light, like water fountains, stress free alarm clocks and aromatherapy that includes soft music.

There is also a really cool computer game that uses biofeedback, and as you play you go into a deep, relaxed state that empowers you to create excellent health and wellness, as well as relieve stress.

Take a peek and be sure to look for the “Demo the Software”
icon to try it out!

Until next time,
Here’s to Relaxation, Stress Relief, and Success!

Surviving the holidays: how to de-stress

I got up early this morning and went shopping, I’m so glad I did! I raced through the store while hardly anyone else was there, and had all of my purchases made by noon. By noon, the stores were packed, the parking lot was a mess, people were everywhere, and I was on my way home.

The Holidays can be a very stressful time, but if you do some simple things to work around the most stressful situations that come up, it can be a time of Fun and excitement while humming along to the once-a-year Christmas tunes.

Here’s a helpful article from the American Psychology Association on how to keep a handle on holiday stress.

Surviving the holidays: how to de-stress

Have you done your holiday baking? Is your home ready for guests? Gift shopping all done? Are these questions stressing you out?
While the holidays can bring us closer to family and be a warm source of wonderful memories, for many of us it can also be a time of great stress. Make connections. The holidays are a time to reconnect with family and friends. Make this the focus of your holidays instead of the small stuff that can take over the season.

Set realistic goals. Take small, concrete steps to deal with holiday tasks instead of overwhelming yourself with goals that are too far-reaching for this busy time.

Keep things in perspective. Avoid blowing events out of proportion. Consider stressful situations in a broader context and keep a long-term perspective.

Take decisive actions. Instead of letting holiday stressors get the best of you, make a decision to address the underlying cause of the stressful situation.

Take care of yourself. Pay attention to your own needs and feelings during the holiday season. Engage in activities that you enjoy and find relaxing.
Remember that you have a choice in how you will let seasonal stressors affect you. Use the tips above to have a more enjoyable, and more relaxing, holiday season!

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I recommend that you memorize this book … it’s that good!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I always enjoy
this first Holiday because it seems to sneak up on me (with
hardly any stress or worry), and then I get to spend time
with family eating and laughing and sharing our dreams and
concerns for the year ahead.

This year I started early, determined to make next year my
best ever! I started reading Secrets of the Millionaire
Mind by T. Harv Eker and discovered the one big mistake that
I have made throughout my entire life — and that is
believing that I could change my life by using only
Affirmations. This book changed my ideas about everything I
have read to date! As suggested in the book, you actually
have a success blueprint that determines your financial
future for the rest of your life. If you do not know what
is happening behind this blueprint, it is almost impossible
to get what you want.

The book makes a LOT of sense, and he also offers seminars
to help you get started (which are F.R.EE. when you purchase
the book).

Get the Book Here

Here is what he has to say about your Success Blueprint.
“Give Me Five Minutes and I Can Predict Your Financial
Future for the Rest of Your Life. Even Better, I’ll Show You
How to Turn it Around Overnight!”

In just five minutes I can identify what is called your
money and success “blueprint.” Each of us has a personal
money and success blueprint ingrained in our subconscious
mind and it is this blueprint, more than anything else, that
determines your financial destiny.

Your “money blueprint” is simply your preset program or way
of being in relation to money. This consists of your
thoughts, feelings, and actions related to money.
Your financial blueprint consists of the “programming” you
received in the past, especially as a young child. For most
people, this would include parents, siblings, friends,
authority figures, teachers, religious leaders, media, and
your culture, to name a few. If you’ve been traveling in the
wrong direction, I’m going to reveal how to set your
blueprint for success. It’s simple once you know these

Your blueprint is like a thermostat. If the temperature in
the room is 72°, chances are good that thermostat is set for
72°. Is it possible that because the window is open and it’s
cold outside, the temperature can drop to 65°? Of course,
but what will eventually happen is that the thermostat will
kick in and bring the temperature back to 72°.

The only way to permanently change the temperature in the
room is to reset the thermostat. In the exact same way, the
only way to change your level of financial success on a
permanent basis is to reset your financial thermostat,
otherwise known as your money blueprint.
In Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, I reveal exactly what
you need to do to reset your financial thermostat and
program yourself for automatic success. And that’s just the
beginning. I also help you identify the patterns of thinking
that have been holding you back, and what you need to do to
turn them around. But there’s one thing you need to
understand first…

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Here’s to your Success!