Happy Earth Day everyone. Take care of our earth and each other. Enjoy this gift to you. This beautiful song was created by Karl Anthony.
Thanks for tuning in, turning on and tapping in.
One of the most powerful ways to regain a sense of self and get connected to your true nature, which of course is one of good health, is to get in touch with nature. These days, it seems to me, like so many of us spend so much of our time inside, in front of computers and televisions, in heated and air conditioned spaces that we don’t get as many opportunities as we once did, as a people, to experience the outdoors. The outdoors give us a chance to get exercise, breath in some fresh air and connect to something that is very deeply ingrained in us. The benefits of which we may never really understand the depths of.
This week coming up, April 17-25, 2010, is a great opportunity to do just that, for FREE! It’s National Park Week and anyone can gain access at no charge to all of America’s 392 national parks. So there you go…no more excuses, its free. Get out there and enjoy it. You may just find something you didn’t expect to find.
Thought you should know….”Just call it one guy trying to do another guy a solid.”
With nothing but your perfect health in my vision,
It is with great sorrow that I must announce that Eve, my beloved friend and loyal assistant (smartphone ppc6900) has met her maker and is no longer with us.
It happened upon a sunny Saturday morning when I was traveling along in the wilderness of North Georgia and found need to cross the Chatooga river (just so happened to be the same one Deliverance was filmed on). With my inexperience in such river crossings, I mindlessly crossed at the narrowest part of the river which also happened to be where the current was strongest (duh). I unwittingly took my shoes off to do this.
It should be noticed that I was accompanied by my cousin, and highly esteemed outdoor enthusiast, who fortunately is a Wilderness First Responder. He was very helpful.
My feet failed to grip the slimy smooth stones and were swept out from under me. I took a terrible tumble down the river where I was, not unlike a pinball in an arcade game, thrown about the rocks. Result? Two banged up knees, a smashed thigh, a welted back and let’s not forget the broken second to last toe on my left foot and, of course, the beginning of the steady decline of my dear friend Eve who has officially bit the proverbial digital dust just minutes ago during a failed hard reset. She hung on bravely for 3 days, but alas, knew when to let go (when I reset her).
I’d like to tell you there was a deep moral lesson here, other than how to cross a river, and I’m sure there is, but in my current state, I’ve just not found it yet. If anyone wants to share their insights with me, I’m open to receive.
I’m happy to report there was nothing permanently damaged, save my ego. I can tell you I’m grateful I didn’t crack my head open.
Thanks for listening,
P.s. While connecting with nature…don’t connect too hard.
It was 50 years ago today that Rozanne S. and two other women got together for the first time an started Overeater’s Anonymous.
Based on a traditional 12 step program like AA, OA utilizes the same steps but applies them to eating disorders, including overeating, anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. One can go to the OA website and find a meeting almost anywhere, almost anytime and there will be an entire community of people there to assist you with similar type problems. (more…)
Part of our personal growth as human beings is to recognize and help those in need. It can sometimes be easy to get wrapped up in our personal lives and our personal problems that they seem larger than life. One never need look very far to see someone in greater need with larger problems.
As the death toll rises in Haiti and there are literally countless numbers of people who are in desperate need of help, it would do our entire planet well to take a moment to give what we can to help those in need.
The White House has set up a relief fund that makes it easy to contribute. For more information, you may visit the White House online.
Below are some quick and easy ways they have set up to help.
Remember, part of your transformational journey is to give back to your fellow man. I can think of no better time.
May the love in your heart light up the darkness.
Sometimes all you need is a little vertical thrust to get your program moving. Enjoy.
Don’t try this at home.
I thought I’d get this out a little early. A little humor and inspiration to get your 2010 off to an awesome start. Pass this along.
Be happy…you’re still here!
I’m not going to sit here and knock you in the head with a bunch of tips on how to not eat so much food on thanksgiving, but I do want to talk about eating mindfully, and enjoying your friends and family’s company.
Mindful eating means really taking the time to slow down and appreciate what has been prepared for you. I know that millions of people across the country are working very hard to provide us all with a delicious meal to let us know how much they love us.
If nothing else, let us take the time to really enjoy it and eat it slow and keep our focus on all of the things we have to be grateful for. This is one thing that I’ve come to appreciate through my transformational journey.
And how about this (ok, so I am going to give you one tip), how about suggesting a nice leisurely walk after the meal is over (and cleaned up…guys). It’s a great tradition.
That’s all I wanted to say. Have a great day, enjoy yourself and like my great-grandmother used to say “Take care of one another”. (yes, she meant your in-laws, too)
Hey everyone. I’ve gotten some really great feedback from many of you and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. So long as you guys think I should keep going, I will. Perhaps you could tell me what subjects you’d like to talk about….
3. Getting your mind right
4. Getting past a plateau
5. Motivation vs. Inspiration or anything else you’d like to talk about.
Let me know…I’ve got so much to say and am not sure where to start.
I love you all. You are supporting my dream and I will do my best to ensure you get where you want with your health.