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The Girl Effect

Hey! Did you know that we could solve huge world problems like hunger, HIV/AIDS, poverty, illiteracy, and war just by supporting adolescent girls?

There’s no better way to fuel the girl effect than showing others what it’s all about. Use this link – www.girl effect.org/uploads/documents/5/Girl_Effect_Tool_Kit.pdf – to tell people about girls in the developing world. And download any or all of the videos and share with every one of your friends, your family, your co-workers, your community. The more people who know, the better.

Unfortunately, I’m blogging from my iPad as I’m out of the province right now and am a bit tied by what I can include in here–videos, links, etc. But, please check it out!


Intention – Calm/Peace

It’s Monday again, and time to set an intention for the week.  Thanks Andrea!!

From ABC Creativity, Andrea’s creative and inspirational site.

Every Monday, I share my intention for the week and welcome you to do the same.

This is not about setting goals or creating to-do lists and working our tails off to achieve them. This is about taking some time to be quiet and still and ask “What do I need this week?” and setting an intention from there to align ourselves with that. It’s about paving the way for success, joy and dreams come true to find us throughout the week.
Last week, my intention was to “plan”–plan what to do with my extra time now that I had turned my cable TV off.  But…what I found was that I was unsettled as having a TV has been such an integral part of my life–almost addictive, which is the reason I wanted to turn it off.
But…it takes time to settle down and get used to the idea of not being with a TV, so this week, I’m actually going to give myself a break and just try to be calm and at peace with the quiet in my home before I try to fill it again.
I’m also going through a huge lifestyle shift with my eating habits changing to just “real” food (no bad fats, no sugar, no white flour, etc.–only fruit, veg, and “real” foods).  This is also a HUGE shift for me and I know it’s right for me.  But, just like the TV, it takes time to adjust to the change.
And peace and calm is exactly what my mind, body, and soul need this week while I’m in this transformative place in my life.

Wishcast Wednesday – What is your winter wish?

Bless Jamie Ridler for her weekly Wishcast prompt (and her other endeavors as well)!

I wasn’t sure I was going to join in this week because when I saw the prompt, my mind drew a complete blank…confused really…”how do I answer that?”  But…I thought, I really need to go to the other Wishcasters and give them my support by commenting on their blogs.  And then when I was reading the other Wishcaster’s words, it came to me what my Winter Wish is…
At this holiday time my mind so often goes to the “catch phrases” of the season because I really believe them to be important.
I wish for Peace on Earth, kindness toward others, joy, love, comfort, care…the list goes on and on…
Also, as winter is really a time for hibernation for nature and, as I live in one of the coldest provinces in Canada, I tend to spend a lot of time indoors “rebuilding” in the winter.  So…I wish for rest, rejuvenation, creative time with myself, reflecting, learning, growing, and treating myself with “extreme self-care”.
And, I also wish the above for anyone who may need it.
Bless all the Wishcasters and all who wish for a better life!
When we make a world tolerable for yourself, you make a world tolerable for others.  – Anais Nin
The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself.  – Anais Nin
They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.  In their grey visions they obtain glimpses of eternity.  – Edgar Allan Poe

Weekly Intention – Let go

Thanks to Andrea Schroeder for setting up Weekly Intention – What do I need this week?

This week, I feel like I need to “let go”.  I have a few things that have been troubling me and I know that thinking of how they trouble me only keeps me in that frame of mind, so I need to let go of the troubling thoughts, or else turn them on their a$$ to see them in a more positive light.
One of the things I need to let go of, but struggle with letting go of, is a relationship I have with one of my brother’s.  It’s just become hard to be around him.  I feel judged negatively, I feel like he can’t see who I really am, and I feel mad about this.  I have an idea of what may have caused this negativity from him–a family difficulty from 10 years ago and how we both dealt with my father’s passing–but I have tried to talk to him about it and he says there’s nothing to talk about.  Yet…I get rolling eyes when I speak up in a conversation around him, or laughing to himself–little things that hurt me, and I wish they didn’t.  I have tried distancing myself more from him but this hasn’t helped, because just about every time I’m around him there is some sign (eyes, grunt, laugh) that hurts me again.  And…I’m sick of being hurt.  Of course, I know that the fact that I’m hurt has to do with me and not with him.  I can’t change him, I can only change me and how I react.  But…it’s family…and it’s hard…as there are so few of us.  So, even though I know I need to not let his actions bother me they do, and I don’t seem to know how to stop feeling hurt or angry.  I’ve tried to love him, and prayed about sending love to this conflict as I know that love can heal this but again, I can only do this for myself and lately the scale of anger and hurt is heavier than the love.
I also need to let go of my thinking that I struggle with money.  I know that this thinking also keeps me in that state of mind–struggling.  And since that is not where I want to be, I need to flip it.  Struggle means:  battle, effort so the opposite of struggle would be peace, or ease.  So…”I am at peace with money!”  “Money is easy for me!”And, finally, I’m letting go of my hair (again).  I’m getting my hair cut into a very, very short pixie tomorrow–similar to the picture at the top of this page.  Right now, my hair is approx. shoulder length, but it gets in my eyes, in my face and when I look at myself in the mirror, it just feels and looks HEAVY.  This happens to me quite often when I decide to grow my hair so I just cut it off again.  I love, love, love my short hair but keeping it short can be expensive so I might just have to go with getting it cut with a razor by my friend.  Well…we’ll see about that.  Hello easy hair!!

Hope everyone’s week is the best ever!!!
Happy, happy holidays to all, however you celebrate this season of love, peace, and harmony!!