Friday, September 30, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Recent studies have shown that people are more generous and happier when the sun is shining. And now I just read about a study done on twitter that people are happiest in the mornings. In the afternoon they slump and are more likely to feel sad and drepressed. By the evening they rebound somewhat. This holds true even on the weekends.
So it seems to me that if you want to convince someone to do something pick a sunny day and in the morning. Seems like an odd time to ask for a date...but the heck!
"Before you do something the hard way at least check to see if there is an easier way"
Eat with your opposite hand. Studies show people will eat much less when they eat with their opposite hand. (right handed then eat with your left) This causes you to slow down and be more mindful with your food.
Eat With Smaller Plates. Research suggests that people tend to eat around 20 percent fewer calories when they put their food on smaller plates.
Eat Slowly. Studies of 1,500 middle-aged women in New Zealand discovered that women who ate slowly typically weighed less than speedy eaters.
Chew More. Research suggests that chewing food forty times (instead of the usual 15) can cut your calorie intake by 12 percent.
Drink More Water. Drinking two cups of water before every meal can help you eat less and lose weight faster.
Did you know that I have many more simple, fun and easy tricks and tips to make those jeans fit better? Yep, it's in my book 'How To Seduce Life'. Or you could do that weight loss thing the hard way....but why would you?
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
"The secret to seduction is to cause the other person to feel good about themself"
In our too hurried life most people rarely give anyone their complete undivided attention. And yet this cost nothing technique yields the biggest bang for your effort. It is the ultimate compliment. To give your total attention to someone is very flattering and causes people to feel good about themselves.
The other day I was watching a friends son. He started out acting out very badly by whinning and complaining. So I stopped what I was doing and gave him my complete attention. Instantly he changed his behaviour and was soon laughing. The change was so quick that it even surprised me.
I've used this simple technique on clients over the years and always got great results. Why don't you take it for a test drive today? With each personal exchange resist the urge to multi task and give each person your total attention. I guarantee you will be pleasantly surprised at the result.
Of course it goes without saying that this will require you to do more listening and less talking.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
For a long time I didn't realize that my brain wasn't really turned on. I mean I could communicate, make a living and do all manner of things without hardly trying. So naturally I assumed that my brain was in gear and everything was working fine.
Then one day I discovered the 'on switch' and wow it was a whole new world. My first great discovery was that I wasn't really using my brain, I was simply operating on automatic.
The imput to my brain was coming from all sorts of sources; TV, Newspapers, radio, books and worst of all from other people. All these sources were merrily plugging their thoughts into my cranium and I was acting out the results they intended for me. They could make me feel good or bad depending on their whim. This is not good because I always thought I was smarter than the average bear!
However, I'm now glad to report that since I discovered the 'on switch' I have regained complete control. Now that I'm in control things are much better. I can push that happy button to my hearts delight (and trust me I do). I am understandably happier and I just keep having these great epiphanys. It feels so good I can't stop writing these articles. My brain is supercharged
and I'm loving it.
I know what you're thinking! What is the boy on? How do I get some and what's this 'on switch' you keep raving about?
First let me say that I've found that the simpliest things can be the most profound. So hold onto your shorts here it is....Silence. Yep, that's it, silence. You see when you shut out all external interference (like the radio, TV and the kids) you get silence and when you get silence your brain suddenly wakes up and says...hey, no stimulous must be time to go to work. Once that happens all sorts of thoughts start pouring in to fill the vaccum. Remember what they told us in school and on Star Trek, nature abhors a vacuum.
Isn't that great! But wait, there's more. Your brain has two channels, one is positive and one is negative and the dang thing keeps flipping from one channel to the other. Until you take control of this wonderful machine it can drive you nuts. Who the heck wants to have their brain feeding them a bunch of negative crap. The way you know that its negative crap is in your stomach. Yeah, I kid you not, the brain is hard wired to your stomach. When you get that feeling in the pit of your stomach you know damn sure the brain is on the negative channel again. So the solution to good programming is to pay attention to your gut. As soon as you start feeling it there switch the channel to positive thoughts. Ahhh, that feels better!
With some attention you can get really good at keeping your channel on positive. And man does that feel good. Plus, amigos, the really great ideas start to flow. Suddenly, you feel in control of your life. This is good stuff!
There is a caveat here, you'll get hooked on the positive channel of your brain. You won't be too pleased when someone trys to change channels on you. Those people whose brain is stuck on negative will annoy you and you will start to find yourself wanting to get away from them. Try as you will, to get them to turn on their positive channel and they will try even harder to turn on your negative channel. Thing is you will know that they are trying to do it to you, so your brain will be saying to you, let's get the heck away from this person before they take away this good feeling I'm really loving. Anyone who really knows me will tell you that I'm not a happy camper if you try to turn off my 'happy button'.
It takes a little practice but after awhile it starts to come naturally. You'll start looking for more silence but remember to keep it in balance or you become a hermit living in a cave. And you can become a real master of this technique when you can keep the channel on positive even when there is lots of outside stimulus bombarding your brain.
So turn off the radio and TV and turn on your brain, its fun, easy and will bring you tons of abundance in your life. Glad I could be here for you!
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
NO....I don't have a foot fetish!
I was just reading an article by Dr Mercola wherein he explains the benefits of walking barefoot on the earth. It is called 'earthing'. Here is an excerpt that you should read...
Earthing may actually be one of the best-kept secret strategies for preventing blood clots. In its simplest terms, Earthing (or grounding your body) is what occurs when you walk barefoot upon the Earth. There is a transfer of free electrons from the Earth to your body. And these free electrons are probably some of the most potent antioxidants known to man. These antioxidants are responsible for the clinical observations seen in Earthing experiments, such as:
- Beneficial changes in heart rate
- Decreased skin resistance
- Decreased inflammation
He goes on to explain that walking barefoot is better than aspirin. There are a whole slew of more benefits. Here is the full article....(go half way down to the part about Earthing)
So this got me thinking....why did the universe plant me in Canada where 6 months of year I'd freeze my toes off if I went barefoot? Then it hit me.....WOW....the universe must want me to go to Mexico for the winters! Beautiful.....God must love me and my naked feet a lot.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
"thoughts are not things, they can turn into things but thoughts are energy"
I suspect my comment is going to met with disagreement with some of friends who subscribe to the Law of Attraction. Maybe its just the contrarian in me but I've never bought into the whole thoughts are things idea. Or are we just playing with semantics?
Thoughts are energy......that's my story and I'm sticking to it (unless of course someone smarter than me can prove it or convince me otherwise. And of course the energy of our thoughts can be positive or negative. Once that little spark of energy is released there is no reclaiming it. And if enough people have the same thought...look out change is on it's way!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Do you know the best foods to eat when you want to fit into those skinny jeans?
A recent study provides the answer. Here then are the top 5 foods for losing weight and I might add a few surprised me....
1. Yogurt...yeah I know, a food that tastes like dessert comes out number one...the perfect breakfast.
2. Nuts...and this even includes peanut butter.
4. Whole grains
5. Vegetables....I would have thought they would be number one and not number 5?
Eating those kind of foods doesn't seem hard and difficult. In fact this supports my theory that life was meant to be fun, easy and abundant (and by abundant I don't mean pounds).
Ok Mr Smarty Pants, then what are the worst foods to eat if you want to shed a few pounds?
A few surprises here....
1. Potato chips...we all know that is junk food but I am surprised it beat out the sodas.
2. Potatos...with the chief villan being french fries. Still even ordinary potatos worse than soda pop?
3. Sugar sweetened soda and fruit juices....yes I said juices?
4. Unprocessed red meat....even worse than processed meats?
5. Processed meats
6. Sweets and desserts
7. Refined grains...did you notice that whole grains are the on the best list and refined grains are junk.
I'm thinking if we printed this off and posted it on the fridge as a reminder it would go a long way to making us all lean and healthy. And the really good news is....it's fun and easy.
So did anything here surprise you? I would appreciate your comments..
Monday, September 12, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
like the cool summer breeze
be as open to inspiration
as the flower is
to the morning sun
make no more effort
than the river
on it's journey to the sea
be not fixated
on the destination
for that is the end
it is the journey
that is to be enjoyed
live without effort
carry no burden
for none is necessary
know that life is
meant to be fun, easy
Friday, September 9, 2011
"Seduction happens when you cause someone to feel good about themselves"
The first step in seduction is to give your total undivided attention. That is a gift that we all find irresitable. And yet so few do. It's hard to like someone who isn't all there. Yes they are talking to you but they are not really listening to what you have to say. As you talk they are busy thinking about they are going to say next and you may as well be talking to the walls.
Total undivided attention is a concept worth taking for a spin. Try it and I guarantee you will be amazed at the results. Your likeability will shoot up noticeably. Now go seduce someone!
Sunday, September 4, 2011
"The on switch for your inner genius is silence"
With all of the advances in technology I'm wondering if its leading to a loss of creative thought in us. You see so many with ipods plugged into their skulls or texting instead to talking. Silence has become something to avoid at all costs. Get in the car and crank up the tunes or come home and turn on the idiot box. How are you ever going to get great thoughts with all that noise?
On my drive back to Saskatchewan for the family reunion I drove for seven straight hours and decided not to listen to the radio on my trip. Instead I made up 5 index cards with a question or thought on each one. Then I let my mind wander on one idea at a time. I had my digital recorder to record my thoughts and ideas. The miles flew by and by the time I arrived at my destination I had a ton of good ideas. How many would I have had if I cranked up the radio instead? Probably next to none.
"You are smarter than you think but you'll never know it unless you get comfortable with silence"