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Wednesday Wisdom: Cuddle up with Ted

Note: this is up a little later than usual. Lightening struck right behind our house ¬†yesterday and we needed to replace our modem because we had no internet. Up and running now ūüôā
Lol… so for those of you who know me personally, you know my husband’s name is not Ted…so who is Ted and why am I cuddling up with him?
Backstory: So my close friend and I have been on a fast for the last week. I need some clarity and direction on a few things, and I find if I remove something and add something for a set amount of time, I can still my mind and hear what God wants me to hear. I started the fast by thinking I was going to go without dinner, but there have been too many parties and/or family visiting town so I nixed that and decided to give up Hulu and Netflix, especially in the evenings.
My addition is getting back to yoga. I can run around all day practically holding my breath. ¬†Meditating and doing yoga in the morning forces me to breathe and slow down before I launch into my day. I’m more thoughtful and focused all day– you should give it a try.

So that leads me to my new boo (or bae… did I use that correctly?)Ted. Since I had more time in the evenings, I needed something positive to do. I’m sure many of you heard of Ted Talks, so that’s my Ted and I’m in love. I cuddle up in my chair or bed and listen to amazing Ted Talk speakers. They lift me up and give advice that have changed my life.

Here’s a few that I would recommend:

Mel Robbins: I bought her audible book called the 5 second rule–with in the last two days I’ve accomplished so much! It’s amazing. (more later!) I am going to do a post on her book.
Her Ted Talk is called: How to Stop Screwing Yourself.  https://youtu.be/Lp7E973zozc
Dr. Ivan Joseph: The Skill of Self Confidence https://youtu.be/w-HYZv6HzAs
Guy Winch: How to practice emotional hygiene https://youtu.be/rni41c9iq54
enjoy.
Letting Ted lift me up,
A.G.
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Wednesday Wisdom: Get High!

I’ll pause for a minute and let you guess what I’m going to talk about…(hehehe)
When I suggest getting high, it’s not about drugs, or bungee jumping, or sky diving. It’s about a state of being.

One of my favorite books, The Power by Rhonda Byrne, quotes Rene Descartes (French Mathematician)

“Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offense cannot reach it.”
Recently, I was involved in a situation where I felt I was being lied on and it’s been hard for me to deal with. Although I believe I was vindicated, I was hurt and offended.
I am determined, however, to do whatever I need to do: pray, meditate, praise, dance, sing to make sure my mind and soul are lifted so high that the raging waters of¬†offense can’t reach them.
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Gettin’ high,
A.G


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Wednesday Wisdom: Get rid of that But

Before you go look in the mirror or get annoyed with me because you think¬†I am talking ¬†about your weight, ¬†notice but is spelled with one “t”, so I am talking about the conjunction.

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On Memorial Day, I was chillin by the pool watching my daughter swim. The weather was perfect, there was a slight breeze in the air– not too humid or hot. So as I took a deep breath and looked around, I thought:¬†Ahhh this is such a great place to live. The pool, the weather, I have a great life. But no sooner then that thought came out, another one followed…but you have to work tomorrow. ¬†(boo!)

Can y’all relate? As soon as you finally relax or compliment yourself on something, negative Nancy (sorry Nancy) comes along and negates your positivity.

Here’s a few of my negative Nancy thoughts:
Yes, I got some writing in,  but I binge watched a dance show all weekend, so I should be way further along.

Yes I lost two pounds this week, but it should’ve been more had I not indulged in those brownies.¬†

Yes, I walked a 1/2 mile to the pool to get in some exercise, but I need to do some more to offset those brownies.

Yes, I finished my blog post early, but I should try to post twice this week.

Yes, I folded and put away some laundry, but I need to weed out my daughter’s drawers and give away what is too small.

It’s the BUT that ruins everything.
So on my walk back from the pool, I wrote this post in my head. I had just caught myself negating the wonderful day… it’s like I needed to find something negative to finish off a positive thought. BUT that’s not so! I could have ended¬†the thought with something positive, point blank period.

Listen to your thoughts and make sure you are ending on a positive note!

A.G.