Monthly Archives: June 2010

Building momentum – do it for the income and do it for the outcome

There are times when I’m real productive and motivated and times when I’m not.  In those down times, what carries me forward is the momentum I’ve built up from the past. When I’m in my crazy workaholic mode, I set a lot of projects and ideas into motion. I talk to a lot of people and we get a lot of things going.  Many of these projects are income related but all of them are outcome related.  I’ve learned it’s important for me to build momentum in both areas. Continue reading

Today’s World Cup Quarterfinals – in 1974 I worked with The Miami Toros Soccer Club

1974 Miami Toros Soccer Club

1974 Miami Toros

I’m hoping to get to watch some of the world cup quarterfinals later on today.  I don’t care who’s playing, I just like soccer/futbol. I don’t take sides or get wrapped up in the controversy, I know that’s just the confusion of mass consciousness playing out on tv for us to watch.

In 1974 I worked with The Miami Toros Soccer Club and met a bunch of the greats, notably futbol legend Pele.  What a kick.

Photo: The 1974 Roster Miami Toros Soccer Club

Andrea’s Meditation Process and links

... Sit twice a day for 20 minutes at a time ...

… Sit twice a day for 20 minutes at a time …

Many people write and ask me how to meditate. I always suggest they read the book The Relaxation Response by Herbert Benson . In it, Dr. Benson gives the exact technique as Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s  Transcendental Meditation, but without the religious or spiritual overtones. The book also details what happens physiologically when you meditate.  Many people find it relaxing to listen to a guided visualization cd, where they close their eyes and allow their mind to follow guided imagery. They call this a guided meditation, but it’s not what I mean by the word meditation.  Here’s my process: Continue reading

It’s been a busy week

It’s been a busy week.  Monday afternoon I got a 24 hour tummy bug which helped me reach my target weight LOL.  After being up for 24 hours, I slept on and off for the next 24.  I had a few days off work since the July Horizons Magazine had just gone to press, so I had time to laze around before it got delivered Friday.  I made my healing asparagus soup and watched 1940’s Joan Crawford and Mickey Rooney movies on Turner Classic Movie channel. I’d been experimenting with food intake this month and I’d lost 11 pounds in the two weeks before the tummy bug.  I learned at exactly what weight my tummy disappears! Continue reading

When you experience more ebb than flow

When you’re experiencing a little more ebb than flow, that is the time to remember all the good things you’ve ever done for anyone, and have faithful expectation that the Universe will repay your kindness and generosity. It just takes a change of focus.  Oh, and if you haven’t done any kind and generous deeds to expect back, this is the time to start doing some. Double-time.   And don’t be disappointed if you aren’t receiving back from those you’ve helped. If we’re all One, it doesn’t matter who it (appears to) come from. Just give and do and know Someone keeps score for you.

Blood Clots/Stroke Now Have a Fourth Indicator, the Tongue

STROKE IDENTIFICATION: New Sign of a Stroke ——– Stick out Your Tongue. During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall.  She assured everyone that she was fine (They offered to call paramedics).  She said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes.  They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening.  Ingrid’s husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital.  At 6:00 pm Ingrid passed away. She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ.  Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today. Some don’t die.  They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.  It only takes a minute to read this so you’ll know what to do in this situation. Continue reading

10 Spiritually Transmitted Diseases by Mariana Caplan, Ph.D.

Mariana Caplan, Ph.D. Psychotherapist and Author, Eyes Wide Open: Cultivating Discernment on the Spiritual Path writes, “It is a jungle out there, and it is no less true about spiritual life than any other aspect of life. Do we really think that just because someone has been meditating for five years, or doing 10 years of yoga practice, that they will be any less neurotic than the next person? At best, perhaps they will be a little bit more aware of it. A little bit. It is for this reason that I spent the last 15 years of my life researching and writing books on cultivating discernment on the spiritual path in all the gritty areas–power, sex, enlightenment, gurus, scandals, psychology, neurosis — as well as earnest, but just plain confused and unconscious, motivations on the path. My partner (author and teacher Marc Gafni) and I are developing a new series of books, courses and practices to bring further clarification to these issues.” Continue reading

Instructions to new fathers on how to diaper a baby

Spread the diaper in the position of the baseball diamond with you at bat.  Then fold second base down to home and set the baby on the pitcher’s mound.  Put first base and third together, bring up home plate and pin the three together.  Of course, in case of rain, you gotta call the game and start all over again.
~Jimmy Piersal, on how to diaper a baby, 1968

A favorite Father’s Day quote

..the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or later is that the man before him was not an aging father but a boy, a boy much like himself, a boy who grew up and had a child of his own and, as best he could, out of a sense of duty and, perhaps love, adopted a role called Being a Father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a Protector, who would keep a lid on all the chaotic and catastrophic possibilities of life.  ~Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities