How are you on this fabulous morning (afternoon or evening, depending on your time zone)? I'm just 'dandy' - 'peachy keen' - maybe even 'groovy.'
It's not my style to toss out an empty "how are you?" I really do want to know ... and I welcome the truth.
I was just reading an article that sited some (dumb) study that indicated that "they" say that having a positive attitude can increase your life expectancy by 7.5 years.
Putting pressure on people to be 'positive' when they're not feeling very positive is just another way to help us to feel like we are 'lacking.' Do you know how many people have said to me, "I'm so negative. Why can't I be positive? What's wrong with me?" .... "I'm trying to be positive."
STOP TRYING to BE POSITIVE!!!
Tossing a blanket of positivity on a basement full of anger, upset, negativity does no good. Rather than fighting against what is, which expends an awful lot of time and energy and only serves to make you feel 'less than,' let's look at the truth of what is. Let's pick it up, touch it, 'feel' it with your heart and soul, accept where you are and state it.
Honesty will loosen than which keeps you stuck.
YOU can only be where YOU ARE. And once you can look at it and acknowledge the truth of it, you can begin to work through it.
The truth shall set you free or at least loosen that which binds you! Send your truth to: How am I??? the Truth??? Please - if you'd like me to respond - keep your 'truth' to a maximum 2/3 sentences. (I tend to put long emails aside to read later, when I have more time, and ought ohhhhh ... too much time passes.)
And NOW ... let's journey into this week's Kick in the Tush Club e-letter, which includes but is not limited to the BEST DIET BLUEBERRY COBBLER EVER!!!, a fun JigSaw Puzzle, entitled "She's Got a Screw Loose" (a self-portrait???), and from my Beliefnet.com blog ... 5 Steps to SUCCESS. Before clicking through to that post, you might want to ingest the "Success Quotes."
Spread the word ... NOT the icing!
Weekly Photo*: "Sunset from Kittay"
While visiting Harriet (my mother) at her new Assisted Living digs, I popped out onto the terrace just as sunset was at its most amazing. This photo doesn't do it justice, but it is a reminder of the wonder of sunset.
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
~ Rabindranath Tagore
Will there be a weekly photo? Sounds like a good idea, doesn't it? Or am I just over enthusiastic, as I drain my 2nd mug of coffee?
- I know it's a bit of a stretch, to ask you to think about what you are doing in September, but before you know it - September will be here!!! And with it an opportunity for you to join with OLofWL and ME at the most amazing wellness center - Hollyhock on Cortes Island, Canada!
for the most awesome, amazing and life-changing workshop!!!
Feed Your Soul, Change Your Weight
Sep 16 - 19, 2012
Forever change the way you experience health, wellness, dieting, food, and yourself. Make health and weight loss fun through hypnosis, visualization techniques, strategies rooted in positive psychology and super-sized platters of creativity. Make peace with the mechanisms and patterns that underlie your self-sabotaging thinking and behavior. Strengthen your commitment to yourself, create healthy habits and learn to feel comfortable in your body. Free yourself from your food obsession and cure emotional eating. Take home tools and techniques that make the journey fun and motivation that lasts. ... Read more!