The interview with Dawson Church, at the Hay House World Summit, is on pause…

I couldn’t wait until the end of it to share this awesome tip with you…

Allow your tongue to relax and lay on the floor of your mouth….

Now, try to get mad – –

Is this Awesome, or what?!?

According to Dawson, a relaxed tongue signals to the body that we are safe, and there is no reason for the flight, freeze or fight response – – I tried to think about things that bother me AND continue with the relaxed tongue – – No Negative Emotional Response!

If I tried harder, I could start to get upset, but then I realized that my tongue had moved and was no longer relaxed.  Relax the tongue, no stress…

Would love to hear about your experience with this tip!

Back to listening – Toodles! 🙂

Thirty Days to a New Me?

The Hay House World Summit is going strong and lasts until June 10th.  And because I seem to be intent on collecting not-so-wonderful anniversary dates around the first of June, I decided to move my, “I’m taking a break from the world” time from the week between Christmas and New Years to the first part of June.

The summit has been informative.   Some days, I get over-inundated and don’t make it through all the interviews (there are 10 or 11 available every day.)

To date, I’ve been reminded of what I already know – learned some new things and heard the latest research in the mind/body connection.  Picked up a few new tips that seem doable, but at some point, had to laugh at myself:

“You know this stuff – why aren’t you doing it?”

Because I still don’t have a lot of strength – because getting through the day and doing just what needs to be done is sometimes all I can do.  Because sitting still, meditating, has never calmed me or made me feel better….

This is why we have Healers – they are the folks that hold the space and do what needs to be done when we are too pooped to do it for ourselves.

Since my nest egg has been blown on local healers and I’m still not back to work full-time, I have to find ways to do it myself.


I picked a few things that I will be doing for the next 30 days – nothing earth shattering or ground breaking – just nice little snippets that I can integrate into my life without wearing myself out.

Do I expect miracles?  No.   Do I hope they show up, anyways?  Yes.

First, I’m fully aware of the “30 days for a new habit” thinking, but I had shoved it back into some dusty corner of my brain, so thanks, Jack Canfield, for reminding me.

So here’s my list of what I’m incorporating, every day – some from Summit interviews and some that I remembered and decided to inject in smaller amounts, throughout the day:

Jorge Cruise’s tip, “No more than 100 g of sugar a day – but don’t count sugar grams – take the carbohydrate grams, times 4, for the count.

I can do this – been doing it for a few days now – am more mindful of how often I grab some gummy bears when my energy starts to lag in the afternoon.   Still reach for them, but only 3 at a time, instead of a handful.    Simply because, I really like croutons on my salad and do you know how many carbs those are?!?   Fortunately, I only need one tablespoon of them at a time!

I also feel so much better about the fact that I’m not back to baking my own sprouted wheat bread every week yet.   Or making all my own soups, from scratch.   I found out that I’ve adjusted to different equipment and lower energy levels fairly decently and so have dispensed with the negative self-talk, “If you’d just eat better….quit whining about being too tired to do big cooking…”

Dispensing with the negative self-talk helped immensely.

As for sugar, haven’t exceeded 100 grams yet.   No signs of feeling deprived.  Usually come in around 65 grams or so.   This is so, so very much easier than counting calories – which didn’t tell me anything, anyways.  I don’t have a scale, so I can only tell you, since the stroke, I’ve moved from size 10 clothing to size 14 – will let you know how it goes.

Jonathan Goldman – Sound Healing

In his interview, he led listeners in the following exercise:

Hold your hand over your abdomen, and sing “ohh” at the lowest, comfortable note, you can – feel the vibration of the note.

Then hold your hand over your chest near your heart area and sing, “ahh” at a mid-note that feels comfortable.

Then place your hand on top of your head and sing, “eee” at a comfortable-for-you high note.

When I did this exercise, I could feel and sing for a long time the ohh and the ahh – but the eee/head one, I couldn’t do for more than a second or two – and I felt very tired with the effort – so I’m figuring, my head is blocked – or I’m a blockhead – either way, nice quick exercise that doesn’t take long and if it helps, great – but no way it’s going to hurt.

James F. Twyman – Affirmation Tip

He took the famous, “I Am That I Am” phrase and added some punctuation marks – try this on for size:

“I Am That,   I Am!”

Nice!   I’ve been looking at all the lovely flowers,

I Am That, I Am!

The birds, the trees, the completed tire fence, the visualized winning lotto ticket…


I’m also doing the breathing/visualization technique I got from shamanictracker, though I’ve not worked my way up to any long meditation time yet – just try to do the deep breaths and visualize throughout the day.

I’ve also started doing the breathing exercises I learned from Dr. Jahnke’s work, years ago.   I do them before I even get out of bed.   Seems to be helping with energy levels for at least awhile in the morning.


Is there something you’ve integrated into your life, based on information you picked up through the Hay House World Summit or other works?  I’d love to hear about it.

My Community

Today was the anniversary of Morgan’s passing – I knew it was coming – I wrote what I’d learned in the last year – I tapped, I meditated, I took extra self-care time, I planned my week out – I signed up for the Hay House World Summit – I had a plan!

It still sucked – and worse, one of my very bestest buds from high school – you know the one you went fishing, car racing and drinking beer with? (yes, I was never a Girly Girl and no, we never raced cars and fished at the same time) – passed away yesterday – –

The local rumor mill has him either doing yard work or playing with his kids in his back yard – collapsed – DOA –

It has shocked the community, because he is too young… I’m thinking about all the relatives I cared for and watched die from cancer and silently hoping when I go, I go like he did.


So now, June 2nd is when my ‘too young’ friend died, June 3rd is when my ‘too young’ son died, June 7th is a birthday we no longer celebrate and Father’s day is this month, as well…

My dad died in April – June is still when I mourn him – because Hallmark reminds me I no longer have a Dad to give 4 fantabulous cards too, because I couldn’t pick just one…

I found a card one year – staged in circa 1800’s mode – stern looking males in black, non-smiling females in full skirts – no one is smiling, because everyone is tired of sitting still with their head in a vise for the 20 minutes required for that era of photography….  The inside reads

“Never is there as much fun, laughter and gaiety as our family get-togethers”

I bought  it and mailed it, because I knew Dad would get it.

When he passed away, in the bottom drawer of his dresser, there was the pile of flannel handkerchiefs I made for him when chemo, radiation and oxygen therapy made his nose/skin so sore – -and this card.   I never signed it, because I told him he might like to give it to someone else – he kept it and never gave it away.   That drawer also held the wallet and belt I made for him when I was nine years old and in 4H leather crafting.  Mom said he always saved them – saying they were ‘too pretty to use’ – whether true or not, I care not….


I  vowed not to come to WordPress these 10 days – simply because while I strive to be authentic in my blog – there are times I’m so down, I just don’t think it’s a good idea to post.  The world is full enough of the dark, bleak and gruesome – why add to it?

But I had to post tonight – because I just finished the interview at Hay House with Lissa Rankin.

Who Is Awesome.

The biggest thing I took away from her talk was the need for support while healing.   I realized so many of my traumas have been traversed alone.   While surrounded by those I chose to support, but did not ask anything of, because I figured they had enough on their plate without me asking for things from them…

I found myself alone while living through my worst nightmares…and,at some point, I got so used to it, my new story was,

“I’ve done it alone before, I can do so again.”

But tonight, while pondering this decision, I realized that for months, I have not been alone.

Because of you.

So just a quick log-in and post to say, Thank You, for being my support network.

For believing in my dreams and aspirations.

For being willing to ‘visit’ via comments way past your bedtime and mine…

For admitting sometimes you’re tired of it all, too…

And for wondering how I’m doing, when I’m too quiet for too long…

For validating me through listening…

You, bloggers, are my community.  You inspire me, encourage me and support me in a hundred different ways.

We may never meet face to face, but I have to let you know…

You Made A Difference – For Me – and I can never thank you enough.


Hay House World Summit 2013

From June 1 – 10 I will be MIA.

For you see, Hay House World Summit, 2013, is available for listening, Everyday, FREE!  Simply register and listen – or, if you don’t have the time to listen each day, you can still order the full audio set at discounted price.  (I believe the discount runs through June 14th)

Since I have more time than money (for now), I’ll be immersing myself in these wonderful and generous offerings available each day.  With 110 speakers, I’m already looking at projected time budgets and decided, some things must be shifted.

Day One is started, and kicks off with an interview from Louise L. Hay, herself.   One interview down, 11 more to go.

I’m doing this in lieu of a fancy (and expensive) spa retreat.

May your summer start splendidly and I’ll see you mid-month!

Full Disclosure: I believe I saw somewhere at the Hay site a link for an affiliate program – alas, I’m not signed up for it – so you can click to visit with confidence!  This is a non-paid-for-post!