Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Attitudes

I was at a reunion this past weekend with a group of friends I went to college with 20 some odd years ago. It was so much fun to sit and tell the funny stories from college and laugh. It struck me that I hadn't laughed that much in a very long time. I wonder why that is? Do we just get so caught up in the mundane chore of everyday living that we forget to stop and have fun? We talked about that this weekend. Why is it that we waited 20 years to get together? What have we been doing for those 20 years? I guess life gets busy and next thing we know, it's been 20 years since we were with the people who basically became like family to us. We all lived in dorms so we really got to know each other..the good, the bad and the ugly. We were like family and getting together this past weekend was a true testament to that. There were no judgements, no "better than thou" attitudes, no comparisons. Just everyone accepting each other for where they'd been and who they had become. I wish every day life could be like that. Why do so many people look for reasons to be offended? If they look hard enough each day, they will find those reasons. Why do so many people feel they have to judge others on what they have or don't have? I once read that if you meet a person on the street, you should find something about him to like, even if it's just the fact that they have nice shoelaces. Look for things to admire about someone, instead of things to feel resentful about. We all have our own struggles, we all have our own stories and we all have our own reasons for being the way are. Until you walk in another's shoes, it's seems pretty petty and pretty useless to judge them. It also just seems like such a waste of time and energy to be angry, to be resentful, and to blame someone for your reaction to them. There are so many wonderful things in the world to be grateful for...like the friends from college who embrace you upon meeting again and who, when they say they are glad to see you again, you know they mean it. Take less time to find things to be offended by and more time to find things to be thankful for. You'll be amazed at how your energy, your well-being and your attitude shifts.....M

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

So Much Info!

I just have so much information to share that it's sometimes hard to figure out what I should write about. I guess that with EFT being my primary modality, I should give you more information about that. I have links to the side of my blog to my friend and mentor Jeanine Crombie and to the main EFT website where you can read some amazing testimonials. You can even download the EFT Manual from there for free. If you are in the school system, take a look at the link at Schools Made Easier. I have seen some of the amazing things EFT can take care of. Recently I worked with a client who was having relationship issues. The issues were a result of something that had happened to this client about 16 years ago, and actually had nothing to do with their spouse at all! The emotions were just buried deep in this client and they kept rearing their ugliness at various times in the marriage, causing all kinds of resentments, anger and blame. When we began to tap, the client's intensity level was at about a 10 out of 10! Once we had completed a few rounds of EFT tapping, the client was laughing about the whole issue. From tears and insecurity to laughter and surprise in about 30 minutes. That's the wonder of EFT.....check it out.......M

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Why Happy Butterflies?

Happy Butterflies......yep, it may seem like a strange title, but the impact behind it is huge! I just sent out my first newsletter and it was bit nervewracking. I had a ball of churning anxiety in my stomach after I sent it out. What will people think of me? It just so happened that I had an EFT session with my friend Jeanine right after I sent out the newsletter. We were tapping for Alleviating Anxiety and it was just the right topic for me at that moment. As we did EFT and tapped, she mentioned something about the ball of anxiety in my stomach being replaced by happy butterflies. The anxiety changed into a soothing sensation and I felt much relief. So, I want to remember to keep happy butterflies inside. But I also want to remember that it's okay to feel anxious at times. After all, that's what makes us move forward and want to do the best job we can. However, it is okay to think of that anxiety as happy butterflies instead of a negative emotion. Happy butterflies, everyone.....M