Sunday, November 27, 2011

In Another Life

Sometimes its hard to understand why things happen the way they do. They just don't make sense. Like how can you go through your whole life waiting for and dreaming about a certain moment, then the moment comes and it's perfect...just the way you dreamed it. Accept it's not...it came with a catch.

A catch?? Really??

It's seriously annoying.

The old me would be really discouraged right about now, would probably even feel a little sorry for myself. But the new me realizes that everything that comes into my life, good or bad has been brought to me intentionally for a purpose. Knowing that, takes the sting out of nearly perfect moments. Knowing that, strengthens my belief that the PERFECT moment is yet to come.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Cooking for Thanksgivng With my Kids

Izzy cutting yams...
I love Thanksgiving. It's always been my favorite holiday all my life, but it takes on even greater meaning the older my children get. I love cooking with my kids no matter what and they love to cook, but Thanksgiving is just something special.

I watched today as my son made Harvest Apple Pie. He pealed, cored and sliced all the apples just the way I did when I was his age. He followed my recipe, one I've adapted over the years, but which was always my gift to the family at Thanksgiving and occasionally if I was feeling generous randomly throughout the year.  He stirred and simmered the apples over stove, poured the bubbling mixture into his homemade pie crust and fluted the edges like a pro. I am so proud. Yes I'm raising a son who can dominate in football, bake a pie and do the tango with his sisters, don't judge me!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Greatest Life Lesson.

I watched one of Oprah’s Life Classes recently and was struck by what one of the guest said, and have been pondering it ever sense. But it wasn’t until yesterday that I believed it, and realized how true it really is. 

To paraphrase:
Peoples words and opinions to and about you, are just that; words and opinions. They don’t on their own merit, hold any weight in your life. It’s our decision if we chose to give them weight and meaning. 

Our decision.
Think about that, not for a minute but for the rest of your life. Let it sink in.

People’s words and opinions are meaningless, unless we decide they are valuable enough to give them meaning. 

We make that choice.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Fresh Start.

So the last few weeks have been a whirlwind! But thankfully in a good way. As you know I'm a fighter, survivor and believe in turning adversity into triumph.

So when faced with my latest test, I was determined to again rise to the challenge. Last week I was flown out to Washington DC for a day long interview, came home for a day then went to New York for interviews and Connecticut for the weekend. I got to spend time with great friends, and see a part of the country I've always wanted to see.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I Came to Win. To Shine.

Time to get what I want from this life.
Time to reflect, to redirect intention, replenish ambition create drive.
Time to reinvent.
Time to push on through, past the pain to the results.
Time to hustle, time to grind.
Time to shine.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Washinton DC: Law of Attraction Manifestation

Kanen and I at the Washington Monument
Let me paint a picture and a time line for you to help lead by example, that IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING.  If you follow my blog then you know that I have been through a lot of trials the past 6 or so months. What I refused to do however is give-up. I believe so strongly in the positive power of the Law of Attraction and have seen it transform my life the past 3 years that even though it seemed like so many bad things were coming my way, I refused to stop believing. It just made me want to prove my theory to myself and show anyone who is interested that this really can change your life and take you where you want to go.

Law of Attraction Definition: Pinch Me Moment

This is my definition of a Pinch Me Moment:

The moment when your dream/goal/vision is realized. The moment that you have both visualized, thought about, told yourself it will come true, and played the "movie" of how this moment will play out in your head a million times.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Baltimore Ravens... Manifest That!

Words cant possibly do justice to what just happened. 

Law of Attraction Manifestation Example: Vision/Dream:
To go see the NFL Baltimore Ravens play a home game, and somehow, some way be able to:
Sideline passes to the Ravens game
A. Meet Michael Oher (which was Kanen’s personal dream) 
B. Go on the field. I had no idea how I would pull any of this off. 

Notice I DREAMED BIG, BIGGER THEN BIG. I figured, if I’m going to fly clear across the country to see this game, I want it ALL. I want the once in a life time experience. Not just sit up in the nose bleeds with a bunch of drunks. NOPE! Every time I envisioned this dream, it was ALL OUT! I’m not exactly sure where my unwavering faith came from here, but it was always there, I just KNEW it would be all the above and more!