FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Pump Up Your Book! is proud to announce Rani St. Pucchi’s Your Body, Your Style: Simple Tips on Dressing to Flatter virtual book tour starting November 1 and ending February 10. Rani will be guest appearing at blogs throughout the U.S. and international regions talking…Continue
Added by Dorothy Thompson on October 29, 2016 at 2:11pm — No Comments
Though I live in eastern Canada where the cold weather is famously celebrated and criticized for its fall arrival and lingering ways until springtime, it was still a surprise to see a snowfall days before Halloween. Though the white stuff was gone by next day, its unexpected appearance served to imbalance the norm. And I draw an analogy from this weather episode, wondering how centred, how strong, how principled I am in the face of the unexpected and sudden life…Continue
Added by Kita Szpak on October 29, 2016 at 12:58pm — No Comments
Added by Jacquitta J Toney on October 23, 2016 at 6:10pm — No Comments
Social agencies being closed for lack of funds; incarcerated folks with mental issues, children diagnosed with diabetes, stress, obesity, trauma; job cuts citing efficiency over community well-being; rising food prices despite a glut on the market; banks celebrating billion dollar profits while families face debt; little difference between truth and lies; preoccupation with consuming more while the soul starves. This picture is so unbalanced that it will topple.…Continue
Added by Kita Szpak on October 22, 2016 at 11:43am — No Comments
Was starting to read a new book called "Toys" by James Patterson. So in the front they give a definition of the word toy. Toy: A material object for children or others to play with; a plaything; also something contrived for amusement rather than for practical use.
Well I thought about how it is use toward relationships how people are call ' joy toys or love toys' for someone's fun and meaning nothing to them. So I wanted to change that meaning and make a toy something…
Added by Kevin on October 21, 2016 at 12:51pm — No Comments
Growing up I hated the 49er's & I am still not a fan of them now. But as a kid they own the Cowboys & that made me sick. Yet one thing you had for a team with class & great talent was respect. When Colin Kaepernick did that sit down then spoke out about social injustice a lot of people loss their mind and said how could he too many good people died for this country. That went to show you how many people don't listen. He was protest the things that the people fight for and…Continue
Added by Kevin on October 21, 2016 at 11:47am — No Comments
When Her Son Started Asking for Two Lunches, This Mom Was Blown Away By the Reason http://a.msn.com/0E/en-us/AAjbURh?ocid=st
Added by Jacquitta J Toney on October 20, 2016 at 3:58pm — No Comments
Added by Jacquitta J Toney on October 18, 2016 at 7:13pm — No Comments
It’s the small favours that family and friends ask of you that add up to how you are as a person. The one-off big things whether a home crisis or health calamity have us whipped up in no time to respond prudently, effectively, even courageously. The incidental sometimes leaves us shrugging our shoulders, wishing it would go away, irritated, calling it a nuisance – an unnecessary interruption in our important lives… Yet these small interruptions are exactly what…Continue
Added by Kita Szpak on October 15, 2016 at 11:44am — No Comments
You’ve spent a long time completing the workshops, examining the issues, studying the course, practising the routine, rehearsing the song, memorizing the words, meditating in your sanctuary… Now it’s time to engage with the world where your goodness can make a difference. Like the mother bird that pushes her babies out of the nest to fly – because she knows they can, I encourage you to take a deep breath, take the plunge, and engage – because you…Continue
Added by Kita Szpak on October 8, 2016 at 8:27am — No Comments
It’s something new that you’ve never done before or perhaps something that you haven’t done for a long while. More daunting – there’s a deadline to completing this activity, task, chore, assignment, duty, objective, desire that unnerves you. You can feel the butterflies in your stomach as you begin, knowing that it’s now or never. Your mind has all the “what if’s” while your heart urges on with “you can do it”. And which voice will you listen to? I don’t even have…Continue
Added by Kita Szpak on October 1, 2016 at 11:17am — No Comments
See others as more than a woman, a wife, a partner, a sister, a daughter, an aunt, an employee for in splintering who they are, you risk narrowing their life to that of a category missing the rich complexity of all they truly are. If “ex-con” were added to that list, would that shift your perspective of them to the point of exclusion? Your mind likes things nice and tidy: categories are so appealingly efficient yet your soul may cry out, “Unfair, unfair! Do you not…Continue
Added by Kita Szpak on September 24, 2016 at 9:32am — No Comments
While I was listening to contemporary spiritual teacher Thomas Huebl, he talked about the idea of being an orchestra, and of bringing together all your separate parts: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and energetic. You go to the gym to work out; you take your night course on Mondays; you try to understand that argument with your partner; you commune with Spirit on your daily walk, and you breathe deeply on work breaks to regain your energy. What if you took…Continue
Added by Kita Szpak on September 17, 2016 at 3:17pm — No Comments
Are you project-managing your life? Logically starting from situation A and methodically moving to circumstance B then event C and so on? After all, isn’t this the most efficient and perhaps easiest way to navigate your days as you go through all the occurrences that have happened to practically everybody else on this planet? What if you were to stop in mid-stream and think, “But I want to go that way…Continue
Added by Kita Szpak on September 10, 2016 at 2:15pm — No Comments
I’ve put quotation marks around the Gentle Message heading “All the Light We Cannot See” because it’s the title of a book by Anthony Doerr I’m presently reading. One of the protagonists is blind which makes the connection to the book’s title obvious, however, the more I think about the title the more it resonates not only with the other characters but with reality. Think of it: what don’t you see with your eyes? Are you missing “all the light” because your focus is elsewhere? Do…Continue
Added by Kita Szpak on September 3, 2016 at 12:19pm — No Comments
It’s been said that nature is “balm for the soul”. Here where I live, fall is on our doorstep yet the summer is still bathing us with its warmth, sun and blues skies. Not difficult to go outside when conditions are ideal… Wherever you are, go out on the land to soothe yourself, celebrate a personal victory, give thanks for a friend’s recovery, cry over a lost love, laugh at a silly situation, hug a particularly old tree, shout out about the unfairness of life, and…Continue
Added by Kita Szpak on August 27, 2016 at 11:48am — No Comments
"I've come across a charming kindness practice from Mindful Magazine and wanted to share it with you. It goes like this:
May I be safe.
May I be happy.
May I be healthy.
May I live with ease.
May the people I encounter be safe.…Continue
Added by Kita Szpak on August 20, 2016 at 10:32am — No Comments
Where are you going? To the store, to bed, outside, with you, to the stars, fishing, like a bat out of hell, great guns, for a run, without you, to take my sweet time, to work, once –going twice-sold to the guy in the corner, to put my feet up, to grandma’s house, to the gym, for a spin, out of my way, to school, to the moon and back… Wherever you are going, go with love and you’ll get there easy.
Added by Kita Szpak on August 13, 2016 at 1:42pm — No Comments
Are you really good at initiating an idea, starting a project, beginning a project but as time, resources, and your energy get used up, the strong motivation dissipates? You begin to question whether the whole thing is even worth it, as self-talk plants doubt in your head. And this cloud grows bigger as your ability to get some traction wanes. Why this happens is life’s mystery. The best plans can lead to nought. We all know this. But what is crucial, is…Continue
Added by Kita Szpak on August 6, 2016 at 2:20pm — No Comments