Monthly Archives: August 2012

Gratitude Radio: Spreading the Attitude

Studies suggest that people who are more grateful have higher levels of well-being, are happier, less depressed, less stressed, and more satisfied with their lives and social relationships. They have higher levels of control of their environments, personal growth, purpose in life, and self acceptance. Grateful people sleep better.
You’ve found it! Welcome to Gratitude Radio: Spreading the Attitude.

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Dr Joe Dispenza on Creating Each Day

Dr. Joe Dispenza

“So, if we’re consciously designing our destiny, if we’re consciously, from a spiritual standpoint, throwing in the idea that our thoughts can affect our reality or affect our life, because reality equals life…, then, I have this little pact that I have when I create my day. I say to myself, I’m taking this time to create my day, and I’m infecting the Quantum Field. Now, if it is in fact [infecting my/the energy feld], the Observer’s watching me the whole time that I’m doing this, and there is a spiritual aspect to myself. Then, show me a sign today, that you paid attention to any one of these things that I created, and bring them in a way that I won’t expect.”  ~ Dr Joe Dispenza, featured expert, People v. The State of Illusion

Sunday Sept 2, 2012, at Yoga Shakti Mission: Wild Edible Plants

Each Sunday the Yoga Shakti Mission presents their Sunshine Lecture Series from 9:00 to 10:00am.  On Sunday 2nd September Tennessee Vickerie will give a presentation showing a few of the wild edible plants growing at Yogashakti Mission and then the group will proceed to view Tennessee’s garden /farm on Hield Road. He grows most of his own food in his back yard.   All welcome. Yoga Shakti Mission is located at 3895 Hield Rd NW, Palm Bay, FL 32907. A mile west of Minton Road, just north of Palm Bay Road (exit 176 off I-95) 321-725-4024  Visit Let us know if you would like to make a presentation one Sunday.

What would you do?

A year ago, Domino began taking medication after a friend witnessed her having a seizure on 3 separate occasions. Medication makes her too drowsy to drive. She is afraid she’ll have a seizure if she drives without it. Now her doctor has forbidden her to drive for 6 months. That leaves her with needing to get a ride to work and back. She is looking for another job and she needs to find another place to live as well. She feels vulnerable and backed into a corner. What would you suggest she do?

Real Housewives – Insecure Mean Girls Who Never Grew Up

I watched part of The Real Housewives of New York last night.  I’d watched the first season or so but after that each episode dissolved into jealous envy and backbiting.  It’s never fun for me to watch people arguing and trying to one-up each other.  Of the NY show, Ramona seems to be the one who demands the most air time, so she’s always stirring up arguments with gossip.  Lately she’s really got it out for Luann, pitting her against several of the others.  Last night Ramona was in her glory as LuAnn brought Johnny Depp look alike Tomas to her room at 3am.   Continue reading

The problem with listening to music thru headphones is I get it nice and loud and really get into it and it’s too easy to forget I’m singing and dancing to something no one else can hear. Wait, that’s my life…

Jeffrey Austin Smith’s interview with Larry Dossey, MD, author of the book “Healing Words”

Jeffrey Austin Smith

My friend Jeffrey Smith is doing research for a book which involves the subject of prayer and how to use it. After seeing Dr Dossey on Oprah “Super Sunday”, Jeffrey contacted him about his book “Healing Words” and this is what he emailed  back.

An interview with Larry Dossey, MD

Dr. Dossey, what is spirituality?

Dr. Larry Dossey

For me, it’s simply a sense of connectedness with a higher power — a reality beyond the self or ego.  People have different terms for this, such as God, Goddess, Allah, the Tao, Universe, and so on. I favor “The Absolute,” because this term is refreshingly free from any particular religious connotation.  Spirituality is not the same as religion, which involves specific behaviors, rituals, and beliefs, usually among a community of like-minded believers.  People can be spiritual without being religious, and vice versa, or they can be both or neither.

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Please count the number of electrical outlets you are using in the room you are in right now. Now use that as a metaphor for how you’ve been using your own energy and you wonder why  you’re exhausted… Ok, as you were.

Joe Rogan & Bryan Callen on Haters and Inspiration

Great inspiration!  Partial transcript of Joe Rogan & Bryan Callen on Haters and Inspiration at

“The beautiful thing about technology is you can spend your time listening to music and reading about what Lady Gaga wore to the gym, or you can open your mind to a whole world out there.  See someone doing something well and be inspired by them. It’s supposed to inspire you. If you open yourself up to something beautiful and great and let that really be effective, be astonished by it, be scared by it, whatever it takes, you will find way more strength in that surrender to The Beautiful than you will when you close yourself off.  All of us, all of us  have this notion to go “F**k this, I’m closing myself off from this…  In order to be a real man or a real woman, you have to earn the whole thing.  And the crazy thing is that, to be The Man, to get to that point, to BE The Man, you have to literally never NOT EVEN POSSIBLY be the man because you have to get to the zen state of “there is no The Man,” it’s all about the work, what genius you’re putting out, whether it’s music, whether it’s writing, whatever it is, it’s about finding that Real, Pure Place so there is NEVER The Man.  That’s when the muse kicks in, the idea of this all comes from Somewhere else, it’s like maybe it is just an attitude that allows you to bypass the ego. “

Does Domino have enough plywood?


Domino says to me, “I wonder if I have enough plywood to board up the windows if we get a hurricane this year.”  I love tasks like this: helping someone make use of what they have.  You can help me figure it out.

The windows measure:
48 x 48 front bedroom
48 x 48 back bedroom
36 x 36 kitchen window
24 x 60 east of chimney
24 x 60 west of chimney
72 x 78 sliding glass doors Continue reading