Stop the Bullying!

Poet Shane Koyczan puts his finger on the pulse of what it’s like to be young and … different. Both hilarious and haunting,”To This Day,” his spoken-word poem about bullying, captivated millions. Here, he gives a glorious, live reprise with backstory.  I was teased and bullied as for being a red head – I was different – kids can be cruel. Did you have an experience being teased or bullied?

Published in: on November 5, 2015 at 8:21 pm  Leave a Comment  

The Art of Being YOU!

One of the simplest and most complicated questions that most of us will ever face is “Who do you think you are?” Many of us go through our life frightened to really be ourselves. Afraid that if I show my true self that I will not be liked for who I am.

The ONE common thing to every human being is that we are all uniquely DIFFERENT. We all have at least one special gift that many of us spend our whole life trying to find. The better questions to ask are “what do you expect from life?” and reflection on “what does life expect from you?” What are your passions? What drives you?

I love the way that Caroline McHugh describes being the best yourself there is. There are four faces of you. The persona that others see, others perception of YOU; the persona that is the YOU you aspire to be; the EGO or the you that ‘you’ think of you, and the true authentic you.

“You are not your thoughts, your are not your feelings, you are not what you have, you are not what you do, you are not who you love or who loves you – there has to be something underneath all of that.”- Caroline McHugh (mod)

Change the words – I’mportant and I’mpotent and take the authentic you, with no apology, to go and deliver the gifts and talents that are the reason that you are a part of this remarkable world.

Published in: on October 30, 2015 at 8:36 pm  Leave a Comment  

Why Your critics are NOT the ones who count – Show UP! ~Brene Brown

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat” ~ Excerpt from the Theodore Roosevelt speech “Citizenship In A Republic” delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910

“If you are not in the arena along with me getting your ass kicked right along with me, if you are sitting in the cheap seats, I am in no way interested in your feedback!” Shame, scarcity and comparison are the critical seats in the arena that are always taken… you have to know who is in the fourth seat. Reserve the seats, I see you, I hear you, and I am not interested in your comments. ~ Brene Brown

If you armour up – you separate yourself from love, belonging, joy, trust, empathy,creativity and innovation. Figure out who is your one person who will pick you up, dust you off and send you back into the arena. Invite this mentor, coach, fan to sit in your arena. Don’t forget to save a seat for you  –  YOU are your biggest self critic. Remember the phrase “Thanks for sharing – but I am up to something new! and show up in your life, and play full out at 100%.

Published in: on September 2, 2015 at 7:43 pm  Leave a Comment  

Could this be our future for work and school?

A fascinating look at what our work lives, and the lives of our children in school, could be if we made some fundamental changes in the way we do things. See you at the movies on Monday!

Published in: on May 10, 2015 at 9:05 am  Leave a Comment  

Words Unspoken

The words I did not get to say…

I recently had a long time work colleague pass away. We had not seen one another for awhile as I had moved to another company. There are so many words that I did not get to say.

You were so much more to me than just a coworker, more than just a business associate, more than just a team collaborator. During the time we worked together you were a role model for me. You were a mentor that helped me and supported me in my roles. You were a coach who supported me when I needed support, a shoulder to lean on when I needed some help, willing to pick me up when I was down, and always a voice of sage advice and wisdom. You were willing to comfort me at the worst of times, and willing to listen and let me ‘tear up’ all over you. Your caring, loving, supportive personality came through in everything you did. I am so sorry that I did not get to say the words to you I should have said,  I love and appreciate you for all of the times our lives touched.

   Thank you for being my role model, my coach and my mentor.

   Thank you for all of your support, your wisdom and your good advice

   Thank you for being my friend

You made a big impact on my life and I am sorry I did not tell you all of these things in person when I had the chance. My heart is sad for that. Life can be fragile, and life can be unexpectedly short. Time can slip away from us. Say the words when you can…

I trust that you will somehow hear and see these words and know how much I appreciated you being in my life. In loving memory of Ingrid Buchholz.

Published in: on April 18, 2015 at 7:19 pm  Leave a Comment  

The Happiness Advantage

If we have conditioned ourselves, that `happiness` is on the other side of success – we will never get there. Our perception of success is aways a moving target. If we can condition ourselves to being positive in the present, to finding happiness in the now, it increases our creativity, our intelligence, our energy. We are more productive, make more accurate and intelligent decisions. Can you (or will you) take up the challenge if finding 3 things you are grateful for, for 21 days, and writing them down or posting them. Retrain the way you think!

Published in: on March 21, 2015 at 9:23 am  Leave a Comment  

Lemurian Seed Crystals – Veiled Beauty

Lemurian Seed Crystals are currently only found in the Sierra Do Cabral mountain in Minas Gerais Brazil in a single mine. They have distinctive horizontal parallel striations on one or more sides of the crystal. They are rarely transparent (cloudy or tinted hues) and are are often misshapen and twisted, with uneven sides and rough ridges and edges. They are not a ‘pretty’ attractive crystal in the crystal world, more like the “Ugly Duckling”. Despite that rather unattractive exterior it is the most powerful Intuitor energy in the mineral kingdom.

A Lemurian Seed Crystal may be a communicator crystal (most of them) or a healer crystal. Healing crystals are almost always wands that are irregular, curved or bent in some way. They conduct, amplify, and focus the Universal Life Force, augmenting the healing power of the healer with a focus on areas of the body that are weak or out of balance. The crystals act as a guide in the use of other crystals as well to create synergy and magnify the effects. They have incredible intuitive energy. They help our minds rapidly assimilate information and process it in a creative fashion so that suddenly we “just know” what is wrong and action needs to be taken. These are crystals of intuitive discovery and knowing.

Communicators help establish communication with Spirit Guides and Angels. During meditation, holding it in your right hand, move your thumb over the etches one by one expecting the presence of your Spirit Guide. The energy of these crystals is focused and directional. Lemurian Seed Crystals are also effective in divination efforts and in seeking relationship questions/answers.

These crystals, with their intuitive energy, are particularly useful when you are meditating to deal with a complex issue that has no apparent solution. These crystals with their irregular, assymetrical and distorted shapes are highly powerful intuition crystals. Thoughts and ideas will just come to mind when you are working with one of them. Hold the crystal in your right hand, sit comfortably, and relax your mind. Wander around in your thoughts, but have no focus, as if you are just watching the clouds pass by, floating and free. Free your mind and the power of the crystal will guide you.

Published in: on March 6, 2015 at 9:07 pm  Leave a Comment  

Desiderata – Max Ehrmann (1872–1945)

This poem is one of my motivational and inspirational ‘sparks’ in life, it pretty much says it all. I keep a copy posted above my desk as a reminder of all of these things- “You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars. Be yourself. Enjoy the journey to the destination. Trust that what is intended to be – will be, the universe is unfolding as it should. Be happy. It is a beautiful world”

Desiderata Poem

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious
to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter, for always
there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.

And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.


Published in: on March 6, 2015 at 7:56 pm  Leave a Comment  

You are a Brilliant Complex Organism – RESONANCE BEINGS OF FREQUENCY

Why is it that you feel so good when you get connected to nature? When you get connected to the earth? When you touch the soil, stones, crystals and plants? When you hold and smell a flower? Why is it so important to not upset the delicate balance of mother nature, of maintaining a you and a healthy world?

Find out in this fascinating video about the discovery of  Schumann Resonance – the frequency that the earth itself generates. The discovery of the alpha waves produced by the human brain. What happens when these are disturbed?

At one time is was the common belief that you needed life to create life, but his is now been proved to be somewhat false and what you need is the exact Hz that is produced by both the earth and the brain.

How are the artificial microwaves, magnetic waves and electrochemical signals produced by man affecting chryptochromes ( found throughout all living things, plants, insects, animals, birds and humans. How are our technological advances affecting the health and wellness of the entire planet?

Is the extreme prevalence of wireless internet, wireless telecommunications, radio waves affecting us all in ways we do not fully understand? If we could ‘hear’ these waves, or ‘see’ these waves would we be more concerned? We are alive due to our own electrical cellular communications, take for example an EEG or ECG that measure the internal electromagnetic signals. Will this become a huge global problem?

Do you know that using a cell phone increases the glucose metabolism (fuel consumption) of your brain, a metabolic reaction. Radio waves are absorbed into the human body in microwave radiation, even with the low waves in the newer cellular devices. I don’t know about you- but I will be limiting the time I spend on the phone, won’t be ‘tucking’ it in close to my body, it will not sleep in the same room as I am, and I will  be turning it off when I am not needing it. In 2011 The World Heath Organization classified electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans based on an increased risk of glioma ( More recent studies are also concerning. Melatonin ( is the greatest anti-cancer agent our body produces and it is only produced at night by the pineal gland in the complete absence of light. Research is showing that our pineal gland cannot distinguish between elecromagnetic frequency and radio waves and reacts in the same way as exposure to light waves (stops melatonin production)  decreasing our immunological ability to fight free radicals (the suspected cause of cancers and diseases).

Whether you agree or not with the information proposed in this video, it certainly stimulates a lot of thought. We have become addicted to our instant connectivity. So have those ‘technology free‘ weekends, take those “turned off” and “tuned out” time out gifts to yourself and go wiggle your toes in the sand, get reconnected to nature, have a picnic and get tuned in to the earth’s frequencies and the sensitive magnetic fields of mother nature.

Published in: on February 28, 2015 at 11:00 am  Leave a Comment  
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Gladiator –

True message about teamwork, the acronym TEAM – Together Each of us Achieves Miracles. We are more powerful when we cooperate and work together and synergize our ideas, our thoughts and efforts.
“You can help me. Whatever comes out of these gates, we’ve got a better chance of survival if we work together. Do you understand? If we stay together we survive”.

Published in: on October 9, 2014 at 6:53 pm  Leave a Comment