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Blog Revamped…and Talking too much…

My500Words 31 Day Challenge – Day 5

As I haven’t been online and giving attention to any of my blogs for such a long time, I had to spend some time re-looking at this blog in particular and how I needed to restructure it to fit in with my use of it as a Journal Blog. So I spent some time redesigning and shuffling and finding the right theme and so on. I needed to update some of the older posts, and add feature images to just make it look a bit better and decided to go with a static front page that shows featured posts as images as I’m a very visually oriented persona and this appealed to me. This meant that I had to adjust descriptions and the About Me page, so I did some rewriting there. It’s reasonably okay now, so I was finally free to actually do some writing! Continue reading Blog Revamped…and Talking too much…

My 500 Words Challenge via Goins.Writer

I lost my creative drive for about a period of 2 years after I had to spend hours upon hours for months on end editing video material for a martial arts DVD that we had to compile after our Festival. I just didn’t have the oomph to do anything creative at all after that. It’s only during the last month or so that I’ve even felt like writing anything at all again.

So it was just the right timing when I saw Jeff Goins’ 500 words challenge, a perfect way to get back into a daily writing habit, especially since I’ve recently decided exactly what I would like to write my book/s about!

500words-goinswriter challenge

Continue reading My 500 Words Challenge via Goins.Writer

I Love it when people reach that A-haaa Moment

I’m lucky…I’ve made the shift to do what makes me happy and I’m earning a living doing my passion. It’s not easy, as a matter of fact it’s a bit of a struggle at the moment, but it’s all worthwile because I get to help people every day and that is just the most amazingly rewarding thing…EVER!

The A-haaa Moment

As a martial artist I get to see our students put the pieces together and reach that point where everything suddenly starts to click…and they move on to the next level of understanding and doing. It’s satisfying, especially if you’ve racked your brains to try and find a way of explaining something to them that they’re struggling to grasp, and then it happens and their whole face lights up and they go “Oooooh!!! I seeeee!!!” That is just priceless!

Each person has their own way of understanding and looking at the world and it’s one of my gifts to be able to translate concepts into their language. I have the knack of knowing what their understanding of life is and where they’re at at that moment in time and then relating whatever I have to explain or transfer to them in such a way that they can grasp it. Some people are harder to read, and then it takes a while for it to click, but when it does…oh boy…it’s magic! It’s what I call their A-haaa moment.

In our Health Shop I often have people coming in for advice and I love to help even if they don’t buy something if I don’t have it on the shelf. So I’ll send them to where I know they’ll be able to find it (to the absolute frustration of my husband!) because I just can’t not help them. Each and every one of them are always so thankful, just because they’ve found someone who actually cares, and that to me makes all the difference in the world. We need to care about one another, we’re all in this together, aren’t we? And it’s not always just about making money. I know I have to make a living, but that’s not why I’m doing what I’m doing. I love helping people to help themselves. Educating them that they can actually do that – help themselves. They come back, sometimes years later and thank me for the advice, or the supplement or cream I gave them that helped them or their family.

Now that…that’s awesome!

I See You, I C U, Eye Cee U!!!

It frustrates me that people trust doctors to fix them…Medical Doctors…Seriously?

Doctors used to know your whole family history. Who your parents were, where your grandparents got their groceries from and who their neighbours were and if they were friends too…you know…the WHOLE picture.

Nowadays you’re lucky they can fit you in, and then all they usually do is give you a pain killer, or a cortizone injection, antibiotic or a script for statins, I’ve even heard some of my clients complain that their doctor asked THEM what was wrong with them!

Seriously? Continue reading It frustrates me that people trust doctors to fix them…Medical Doctors…Seriously?