Thursday, January 29, 2009

When everything goes wrong yet turns out to be right!

There are very few of us on this planet earth who do not have continuous access to the internet, and even less who are not familiar with electronical devices containing chips such as nintendos', x-boxes, desktop or laptop pcs just to name a few. All have some form of contact opportunity with others.

Most of the time we enjoy the freedom it gives us to connect with people on the other side of the world without being charged an overwhelming amount of money as with traditional telephones. However, when these same devices crash with ALL our information on it, one can't help but reminisce about the 'good old days' when pen and paper were used, while at the same time having a nagging feeling of dependency entering ones' mind concerning the way we live now.

When my pc broke down last week, I was at my wits end. Together with a technician, I spent the good part of two days trying to retrieve my work, not to mention helplessly trying to remember the many phonenumbers I had stored on my hard drive.

Finally, after many frustrating hours, I was able to log into my agenda and addressbook, call or email people I had appointments with and apologize for the missed calls and/or meetings, in the hope they would understand. Luckily, most did.

Still, I went out that same day and bought myself a daily planner with addressbook as a backup so if ever something like this happens again, at least I will be prepared! (assuming off course that I write all the information in it I also have on my pc, but thats another story :) )

This week so far has been a race against the clock, so as to make sure that the readers of Eden & Elle magazine would not go hungry having to wait for their monthly shot of great articles, ideas, advice and gorgeous photos', and dare I say so myself, the issue is turning out to be divine, hot and dewy with a dexterity you will not be able to deny! Due to the pc crash, I re-connected with people I hadn't talked to in a long time, resulting in 3 new contributors and such high quality content it will blow you mind!

Subscribe and don't miss the February issue of Eden & Elle magazine, for the 'everyday' women and men who are not so ordinary - which means YOU! Online 1st of each month!


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

In a New Age state of Mind - Stand By Me !

As we welcome 2009 and are almost half way throught the month of January, some of us have already let the resolutions slide out of our minds. With the same vigor that we made a decision to change a certain habit or other challenge, we find ourselves countering that decision, telling ourselves we'll do it next year, life ain't so bad as it is now.

So what did we do? Or rather, what did we NOT do?

I, for one (I won't use the excuse that I'm a woman and therefore have that perogative)know from experience that my New Years' resolutions don't even make it past the first week into the new year, so during the beginning of the festive season in 2008, I made a choice to NOT make any resolutions.

It felt so much better! The agony of knowing I was going to have to change something was not there. The guilt of knowing I probably wouldn't be capable of holding on to my resolution was not there....oh boy did I feel free!

And then the weirdest thing happened...what I decided NOT to do as a resolution, I did and am doing with hardly any effort on my part :) Now why is this? The answer is simple.....I let go.

When the conscious mind is no longer stressed with having to change, a space vacuum occurs, and the laws state that each vacuum must be filled, so the sub conscious mind can then ease its way into that very vacuum and cause the wanted change anyway.

Isn't that brilliant!?!

Still, though it's a simple process, it's a challenging one all the same. Usually when we try to let go, we only end up getting frustrated and filled with worry that we aren't letting go fast enough or are not doing it right...hence we hold on to it more tightly and letting go becomes even more difficult.

We have to figure out HOW, and humans just love to know HOW, to let go.

I can't take all the credit though. Since December 2008 I am working with a life coach who is teaching me stuff in a delightful and easy way that I feel I am finally going to where I desire to be, emotionally. If you would like to know more, please visit and I invite you to subscribe to the newsletter. For those who may think this is an affiliate link, nope, I will not earn a single dime if you click on that link, I just feel so good and I want to share one of my main reasons why I do with you,that's all.

But fair is fair. Don't expect all your troubles and worries to magically disappear if you do begin to work with a life coach, mine or anyone elses'. Realize that a good part of it comes from what you yourself do and think.

Enjoy the following video, I find it very appropriate for what the world is experiencing right now.

Till next time!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

K.I.S.S. (keep it short and sweet)

Yes, I know that K.I.S.S. doesn't originally stand for the above but as tomorrow rolls in to Christmas eve and most of us will refrain (or at least try to) from sitting in front of our computers too much, I wanted to keep this short so you'd actually read it all :)

2008 has been a turbulent year, with a new president being elected, snow falling in places which hasn't seen snow for over 113 years, the economic crisis not to forget the HUGE scam that involves multinational companies and even banks....!

Instead of being frustrated about what you may not have been able to buy, do or become, why not join me in being grateful for what you HAVE accomplished?!

Focus on the good things that have taken place in your life, on the people you love and on your dreams of the future. Let yourself be filled with pride and joy that you are a magnificent person, one that has the opportunity to live on this natural,gorgeous planet.

I know I certainly am grateful for all I have in my life, and for having the honor of having you join me here almost every week.

Thank you, thank yourselves and Enjoy Christmas as much as you can.

yours sincerely,


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas...a time for gifts and stuff

If you're a parent, this time of year will be driving you crazy. Your children will be tugging at your sleeve with each toy commercial shouting how much they want that, and ooohhhh! my friend Lucy has that, can I have that too...pleeeeeeease mommy? while you loook at the pile of toys scattered all over the floor that were last years ooohhhs! and aaahhhhs!

Stores will be busier than usual, shelves emptier as most people are stocking up their pantry with extra food and drinks and you, no matter how convinced you were that your New years resolution would hold this year, are following the crowd.

So why do we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of this each year? If you look around you when shopping, how many people are actually enjoying themselves walking past seemingly endless stores trying to find that special gift or certain toy that their child or grandchild wants.....

Maybe, with the new becoming awareness we should stop and think about what we are doing and for who? Sure, seeing the look on a childs face as it unwraps the gifts is adorable, but is there really no other way to please a child than to buy them more stuff?

How about instead of buying countless toys that will be shrewn across the floor within days, making more time to spend with your children, making cakes with them, or taking them ice skating, or for a walk around the park or lake when the snow is still fresh and you lay down to make snowangels in the snow.

And how about making an agreement with them that for every new toy they receive, they will give a toy they no longer play with and is in good condition to a childrens' home or non profit organization so other less fortunate children get to play with new toys too.

This way you hit two birds with one stone, you help the child become aware of just how good it feels to give something to another and it creates space in your home for the new toys :)

There is a third advantage, and that is what this weeks video is about. A dear friend of mine sent it to me several days ago and I was very moved by it, not to mention it jolted me back to the reality of what we as humans are doing to our planet.

I for one, together with the children, have cut their christmas wishlist in half and though we are already quite environmentally conscious, since watching the video, pay even more attention to what we do with our stuff.

I trust it will be an eye opener for you too.

Enjoy and (hopefully) learn! (A special thanks to Debra for sending me this)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Isn't life great? least it should be! And you know what I have come to realize more in depth these past few weeks....that my life truly is what I make of it.

From the moment I first saw the movie the Secret I was convinced that the law of attraction worked, I just couldn't figure out HOW to make it work for me instead of against me. Why? Because weirdly enough, it is always so much easier to think the worst,or feel sorry for oneself as then people around us pat us on the back or say ' poor thing!' or something of that nature, thereby making us think we feel better but in reality just affirming the worst to continue.

So....what would have been better is a good kick up the butt as a wake up call so I'd understand playing the 'victim' wasn't helping me at all, it was only holding me back and making sure I'd get more of the same.

My family and friends love me for who I was, am and will be and only want the best for me. Yet since they didn't know what I wanted the best for me to be, it was only natural that they just comfort me the best way they knew how. I am grateful to them for being there for me, no matter what...thank you....I love you all.

The saying 'when the student is ready, the teacher appears' really rings true and I had to open my own eyes for only then I was ready to see what I was doing and could I open myself up to change.

I like to think that I have already come a long way since the first time my eyes were glued to the TV screen, listening intently to what Bob Doyle, Bob Proctor, etc had to say, yet it has only been very recently that I have made leaps toward being the person I truly am inside....and I love it!

Much of my change has to do with a wonderful mentor and coach I am working with, namely Lydia Proschinger of but my dear friends Debra, Steve, Ekaterina & Ward, who all write a monthly feature in Eden&Elle magazine also have helped me open my eyes to see new possiblities. So guys and gals.....I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for your friendship and wonderful contributions to the magazine and my life.

Now what makes it more fun and amazing is that the more I feel good, the more good things happen to I'm going around in circles to but this circle just gets bigger, brighter and better while before I kinda felt like I was in the proverbial rat race wheel.

And the biggest change people see on the outside is I smile a lot more! I have this goofy grin on my face like a cheshire cats' and I look like I've won the lottery. But what I have now is worth so much more than money, it's a feeling of happiness, peace and well being. A feeling that I CAN be,do and have anything I choose, as long as I have total faith that it can become a reality.

Now I would like to do something for you; put a smile on your face, so I have added the video below.... Enjoy! And don't forget to read the latest issue of Eden & Elle magazine! Subscribe here

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

We will survive...Thanksgiving !

Like many of you, I have been bombarded (in the nicest possible way) with greetings for Thanksgiving. As most of you will know, tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the U.S.A., and a national holiday. Traditionally, it's a time to give thanks for the harvest and express gratitude in general but it is now more a celebration with religious origins and the excuse for an extra day off work.

In todays world turmoil, how many of us will really be grateful for what we have, or rather don't seem to have? Why do we seem to focus on material things and forget about the importance of what truly

Ok, so the economic crisis has eaten away much of what we had invested or saved, so what if we can't buy that new laptop or those manolo blahnik shoes? Let's take this opportunity with both hands and go back to the essence of Thanksgiving, namely being grateful for everything we do have and our loved ones that surround us.

Thanks-Giving; a time to thank, a time to give.

Embrace the feeling that will bestow upon you as you genuinely say thank you to the cashier for helping you, or give that $10 bill in your pocket to the homeless man instead of spending it on a couple of drinks at the bar.

FEEL the rush of satisfaction as you warmly smile to everyone you pass by in the street instead of keeping your eyes locked staring straight ahead of you.

This is a joyous occasion to celebrate love, to acknowledge the power of creation within you, to be part of the healing energy rising up throughout the world population. And the more people that are grateful for just be-ing, the more positive the feelings of gratitude will be felt all over the world.

Having said that, I wanted to leave you with something that will hopefully put a smile on your face, and help you keep your weight at the same time.


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Challenge Your Thinking and Change Your Life!

We've all heard or read the title sometime or other but frequently we seem to do nothing with it, yet think for a minute of the possibilities it presents!

The first time I saw something like it was back in 2005. My life definitely wasn't going the way I wanted it to but I just didn't know HOW to do something about it. Each night, after my children were in bed I would spend an hour or so surfing the internet and one evening I came across the science of getting rich network. The website belonged to a lady called Rebecca Fine, and her story was so intriguing and 'everyday' that I went through all the information provided.

Her website is based on Wallace D. Wattles, who died almost a century ago and wrote a book called the science of getting rich. If you have heard of Napolean Hill, then you will most likely have heard of Wally, as he is affectionately referred to by the people who follow his book.

The book is written in old fashioned English and one has to take care not to rush through it so as not to miss anything, but it sure made sense to me, especially when I signed up for the online course Rebecca Fine offers. What makes her course so astounding, apart from the fantastic material, is the fact that one gets to decide their own tuition!

That's right.......YOU.......choose what you pay for the course!

To me, not only did that mean Rebecca truly cares about helping others, it also meant that Rebecca must be pretty sure of her stuff, so I paid what I could afford and began the same evening.

Since I had registered for the course I was also able to take part in forum discussions and I have met some wonderful people there. People that care, that have the same ambitions and thoughts that I had, I felt connected to them, and continue to do so today.

The course together with the support of the forum truly helped my understanding of this wonderful little book and I fully enjoyed the time I spent studying and putting into practice what the book outlined.

Now you are probably wondering if I have actually achieved riches and to be honest, yes and no. My life is much richer in the sense of my personal freedom and emotional well being, but no, I'm not a millionaire yet. Having said that, it's also because I chose to focus and 'work' on other things that are more important to me than extreme wealth but The science of getting rich book and the Practical Geniuses course are once again a part of my daily schedule, so hold onto your hats....this lady is on her way!

Let me warn you, changing your habitual thinking is difficult and I'm still not as good at it as I intend to be, but I've established rewarding new relationships with many generous, successful, wealthy people ... and opportunities to be, do, have, and give more continue to show up almost daily.

Pay close attention to the message of this book with an open mind. You can get a free copy of the entire printable version here below.

You've probably heard the saying, "When the student is ready, the teacher appears." That has certainly held true for me and many, many others, and perhaps you're ready, too. If you're not yet where you want to be in terms of income and your own personal success, the problem may not be WHAT you're doing so much as HOW you're doing it. And that begins with how you THINK.

If you want to change your life, you may just need to change your mind!

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