It’s Time

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I remember the time my mom was not feeling well, she was having great abdominal pain and was sent to the hospital, where she ended up having to stay in the hospital as they needed to run a various set of test on her.  Once she was settled in and resting I had to leave and told her I would see her first thing in the morning. Well, the next morning as I was getting ready to go back to the hospital and check on her I received a call from the hospital telling me she had gone into a coma after having a cat scan. Needless to say, I was highly upset and rushed to be by her side. There had been people who have come out of a coma that had been in a coma for months and they say your hearing is the last to go, so I was hoping she could hear me as I was talking to her and even if her brain may have been dead as long as her heart was still beating I refused to allow them to unplug the machines.  So the hospital allowed me to stay in one of their private rooms so that I could be there on site and be with her whenever I felt like it. She passed away several days later.

I tell you this because I feel it is time. It’s time to start having quality conversations with loved ones again. Death is a real challenge and it tells us not to waste time. It tells us to make the time right now to tell each other that we love each other. It tells us to stop texting and tweeting every second and actually open the floodgates to real, long, heartfelt conversations with the people we love and care about. Relationships flourish when people are able to share their innermost feelings and thoughts about themselves and each other. To be fully heard by someone, in raw form, and to be adored anyhow, is what true love is. Making time for these deep connections and conversations is well worth it. It’s Time.

Good Vibrations

Below are 3 Ways to Boost Your Vibration

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  1. Free Your Mind

    Stop reading the news.
    Stop watching the news.
    Or, if you love the news, just absorb less of it.

    Knowing your limit. Knowing when enough is enough.
    Knowing when you’ve reached the necessary level of information intake that helps you to be a participating member of society, before going too far to the point that you’re saturating yourself in the negativity that drains you.

    Of course, like many of you, I like to know what is happening in the world, but I make sure to get just enough to get me through each day. My attention is on the weather, my surrounding towns, and of course any new world news that I haven’t already been bombarded with. I can’t listen to the news all day for it would drive me bonkers and put me in a bad mood. Besides each channel is reporting so much of the same information that it is hard to know what to believe and can put one into a low vibration. If we are in a low vibration we’re of no use to ourselves, our families, or those within the world we live in.

    2. Boost Your Spirit

    What topics LIGHT up your heart?
    What things put a spring in your step?
    What makes you smile or laugh?

    Understanding what uniquely triggers an instant boost to your spirits is so powerful. You can then immediately use those mood-enhancers regularly.

    For example: reading inspiring stories or watching fun videos of people doing adventurous things in the world. Not only does it make you realize the world is FILLED with awesome humans but it also sparks your inspiration and creativity to do things you’ve always dreamed of doing!

    3. Your Body

    Move it!

Our physical bodies are incredible and they link to how we feel.
When you move your body, it’s amazing what it does to your state of mind and mood!

Get creative and move your body in ways that work for you.
Dancing, walking, yoga, tai chi, fitness/exercise, hiking, cycling, jogging, swimming.

You don’t have to go out and “officially” do any of these things if you don’t want to. You could just blast the music at home and dance around the house while you tidy up or boogie a bit while you wash the dishes! You could pop on a yoga clip on Youtube and do some gentle flowing movements.

Make it easy, make it fun!

You can boost yourself into better feeling states in very simple ways.
Just make the choice, take action, and enjoy the boost!

 

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Happy Friday!

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“You Can’t Handle the Truth!”

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“I am devoted to taking an honest look at myself and my excuses for not always being honest!”

Some people tell big lies. Some people tell little lies. Nice people tell little white lies. Mean people tell vicious lies. Some people lie for the fun of it. Some people lie to prove a point. Some people tell so many lies that they no longer remember the truth. Some people lie to themselves. Some people lie to other people. People think that some lies are fine to tell, and others are not. A lie is a lie! No matter who is telling it or why it is told.

At times we lie to protect ourselves. Or we may lie to cover something up. Many people lie to keep from hurting someone’s feelings. Others lie knowing it will hurt someone’s feelings. A lie is a sign of fear. It is also a means to control. When you withhold or distort the truth, you have an impact on how someone can or will behave. If you have ever told a lie, you know how it can haunt you. You live in constant fear that someone may find out. If and when that happens, chances are you will lie again.

How do you lie to yourself? Where are the lies in your life? What are you afraid of? Who are you trying to control? Do you tell lies to make others think you have no choice? Or do you lie in the midst of a temper tantrum just to prove a point? Lying does not have to be active. There are passive lies too. A lie is a lie! There are no good ones, and it is never necessary to tell one. Every lie that is told puts a damper on the Spirit.

Until now, you may have thought that you could get away with telling little lies, or you may not have acknowledged the little lies you tell yourself. Just for today, make a commitment to yourself to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth to yourself, about yourself and to others. Also take a look at some of the little lies you have told and ask yourself what you were trying to accomplish. There may be some valuable information buried beneath a lie!

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Buyer Beware!

Hundreds Sickened by Parasite in Bagged Salad

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July 27, 2020 — An outbreak in bagged salads has sickened 641 people in 11 states, the FDA says.

The salads were made by Fresh Express at a plant in Illinois and may be contaminated with cyclospora. Fresh Express recalled bagged salads with a product code of Z178 or lower and a “best by” date through July 14. The recall includes salads with the Fresh Express label and retail store brands ALDI Little Salad Bar, Giant Eagle, Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco Signature Farms, ShopRite Wholesome Pantry, and Walmart Marketside.

The products were sold in Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Thirty-seven people have been hospitalized. Illnesses related to the salads have been reported in Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

An FDA investigation continues, but the agency says iceberg lettuce, carrots, and red cabbage are “items of interest” to the investigation.

The telltale symptom of cyclospora infection is a lot of foul-smelling, watery diarrhea that comes and goes. Patients often have gas and low-grade fevers or flu-like symptoms, which can last for several weeks.

People can be hospitalized for dehydration linked to prolonged diarrhea.

WebMD Health News Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD on July 27, 2020

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Happy Friday!

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Life Consist of Balance

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“We should never become so confident that we forget that we still need to keep learning.”

Sometimes due to our being overconfident we can find ourselves not learning the lessons we need to learn in order to be a better version of ourselves. We can end up repeating those bad habits and being in bad situations, which only keeps us stuck. When a person develops a sense of confidence that doesn’t allow them to listen to   advice regarding his or her old behavior or techniques, then that person is refusing to keep living in a life that is destined for them to thrive.

Take the guy who truly wants to find love and happiness but refuses to change his womanizing ways because doing so would not only ruin what he considers success by having multiple women at his beck and call, it will also deplete his self-confidence. Instead of learning the lessons that could make him more successful and help give him more balance in life he prefers to continue to repeat the same bad habits and being in toxic relationships, due to his pride or that lack of.

Remaining humble can be difficult for some, but it is necessary in order to keep a certain amount of balance in your life.

Success and character go hand in hand with each other. Too much success with not enough character will eventually lead to a man’s destruction because of the overbearing aroma of pride, while too much character without any success will lead a man in circles, wondering why failure chooses to accompany them in every place in life they seem to go.

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou

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The Fear of Being Forgotten

John Lewis, civil rights icon and longtime congressman, dies. After years of putting his body and his freedom on the line as an activist, he spent more than three decades in Congress. He is gone but will never be forgotten… His legacy will live on in history.

Athazagoraphobia is the fear of being forgotten. Do you have the fear of being forgotten? If not, now is the time for you to have it. I don’t mean this in the literal term of the word, but in more of a figurative sense. We (all of us) must be motivated to do huge things in this world in which we will bring about a change for the greater good. Once we are gone, we won’t have anything left except for the legacy and the mark on this world that we have left behind.

I am not saying we all should be activists, but I am saying we all are here for a purpose and part of our purpose is to do something or create something that will be of help to others as well as leave a mark in the world. In order to leave a mark on this world, we must be radical and different. We must be brave enough to stand up and fight against things that we know are wrong, by getting into some “Good trouble” and we must push and keep pushing for what we believe in, even when we think that our message may not be even heard. Leaving a mark on this world is inspiring the uninspired, encouraging the un-encouraged, and pushing those who aren’t trying to be pushed toward success.

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Happy Friday!

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18 Things You Need To Give Up Today

“When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you.”

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  • Give up trying to be perfect. – The real world doesn’t reward perfectionists, it rewards people who get things done.
  • Give up comparing yourself to others. – The only person you should be competing against is yourself.
  • Give up dwelling on the past or worrying too much about the future. – Right now is the only moment guaranteed to you. Right now is life. Don’t miss it.
  • Give up complaining. – Do something about it.
  • Give up holding grudges – Grudges are a perfect waste to your happiness.
  • Give up waiting. – What we don’t start today won’t be finished by tomorrow. Knowledge and intelligence are both useless without action.
  • Give up lying – In the long-run the truth always reveals itself. Either you own up to your actions or your actions will ultimately own you.
  • Give up trying to avoid mistakes. – The only mistake that can truly hurt you is choosing to do nothing simply because you’re too scared to make a mistake.
  • Give up saying, “I can’t.” – As Henry Ford put it, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you are right.”
  • Give up trying to be everything to everyone. – Making one person smile can change the world. Maybe not the whole world, but their world. Start small. Start now.
  • Give up thinking you’re not ready. – Nobody ever feels 100% ready when an opportunity arises. Because most great opportunities in life force us to grow beyond our comfort zones, which means we won’t feel comfortable at first.
  • Give up trying to do everything by yourself. – You are the sum of the people you spend the most time with. If you work together, you will be far more capable and powerful than you ever could have been alone.
  • Give up buying things you don’t need. – Manage your money wisely so your money doesn’t manage you. Do not spend to impress others. Do not live life trying to fool yourself into thinking wealth is measured in material objects.
  • Give up blaming others for your troubles. – The extent to which you can live your dream life depends on the extent to which you take responsibility for your life. When you blame others for what you’re going through, you deny responsibility – you give others power over that part of your life.
  • Give up trying to live up to the expectations of others. – Work on it for real and exceed your own expectations. Everything else will fall into place.
  • Give up letting your thoughts and feelings bottle up inside. – People are not mind readers. They will never know how you feel unless you tell them.
  • Give up your sense of entitlement. – Nobody is entitled to anything in this world. We are all equal. We breathe the same air. We get what we give. We get what we earn.
  • Give up worrying about what others think of you.  – Unless you’re trying to make a great first impression (job interview, first date, etc.) don’t let the opinions of others stand in your way. What they think and say about you isn’t important. What is important is how you feel about yourself.

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Spreading Some Love

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