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The Giving Tree

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THE TREE OF LIFE

Mother Earth doesn’t shout like Mother Nature. This baobab tree in South Africa is over 1400 years old. It is a reminder if we adapt, bend and reach to the sky for our source of strength while growing our roots deep, we can become mighty and strong.
 
Our earth provides us with so many resources and yet sadly it is often abused or not thought of…until it is gone or we become wiser and more appreciative. 
 
In children’s story “The Giving Tree”, the stages of life of “the boy” are told and the tree, with unconditional love, give everything to make the boy “happy”.   Click for the Audio Story told by Shel Silverstein
 
 
 
…excerpt from the final pages…
 
“And after a long time the boy came back again.
“I am sorry, Boy,” said the tree, “but I have nothing left to give you-
My apples are gone.”
“My teeth are too weak for apples,” said the boy.
“My branches are gone,” said the tree.
“You cannot swing on them-”
“I am too old to swing on branches,” said the boy.
“My trunk is gone,” said the tree.
“You cannot climb-”
“I am too tired to climb,” said the boy.
“I am sorry,” sighed the tree.
“I wish that I could give you something… but I have nothing left. I am an old stump. I am sorry…”
“I don’t need very much now,” said the boy, “just a quiet place to sit and rest. I am very tired.”
“Well,” said the tree, straightening herself up as much as she could,
“well, an old stump is a good for sitting and resting. Come, Boy, sit down. Sit down and rest.”
And the boy did.
And the tree was happy.”
Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree
 
 

TCOY CHALLENGE – Reach out to someone from your past who you have not spoke to in a long time. 

Excuses be gone!  This is as much of a health benefit for you (and others) as a physical workout.  Take the time to nurture your social and emotional well-being.  Rekindling relationships and remembering what shaped your life is time well spent.

TCOY = Take Care of You

Well-being:  Mind, Heart and Body

Coming Nov. 3rd…the 5th Annual Tweak the Treat

 October 2013

* KANSAS CITY HEALTH & WELLNESS ARTICLE *

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POOR Ol’ CHARLIE BROWN…

MY TCOY WELLNESS

5th ANNUAL “TWEAK THE TREAT” EVENT

is fast approaching:

November 3, from 2-5pm

Prairie Life Fitness, Olathe KS

(Last years YouTube video)

*Drop off excessive treat thru Nov 10th*

“LIKE” & Gather more information on the FaceBook Page

Are you wanting some TWEAKFUL IDEAS for those Trick or Treaters?

Consider:  Individual Hot Cocoa packets, applesauce, pretzels, popcorn

or non-edible items

such as stickers, balls, cards, balloons…

SHARE MORE IDEAS

*Here’s a LINK with a wide range of suggestions*

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Getting thru the Storm

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*CLICK ON THE PICTURE …& see the rain coming down*

Love this prayer by Thomas Merton, for those times when feeling fettered …

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going.
I do not see the road ahead of me.
I cannot know for certain where it will end.
Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that
I think I am following Your will does not mean that I am
actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please You
does in fact please you.

And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing.
I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire.
And I know that, if I do this, You will lead me by the right road,
though I may know nothing about it.

Therefore I will trust You always though I may seem to be lost
and in the shadow of death.
I will not fear, for You are ever with me,
and You will never leave me to face my perils alone.

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My TCOY 4th Annual “FREE HUG” DAY

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In a world that says it’s ALL ABOUT COMMUNICATION…I feel we’ve become disconnected and distance ourselves from the very things we need more of:  HUGS!

What do they say:  If you don’t like something, change it!   

So I decided to do just that!  I have a few friends join me each year and we take to the streets (The KC Plaza) and give out hundreds and hundreds of FREE HUGS.

ENJOY THIS YEARS VIDEO … a picture says a thousand words and the faces of those being hugged is priceless!

*PLEASE copy the link and share with others via Social Media and Emails.  I’m sure they’ll appreciate you taking the time to think of them.  BTW – You can do this in YOUR HOME TOWN too.  The POSITIVE ENERGY from doing this is incredible.  Contact me if you’d like to know more.  There are many more video’s on YouTube too.

We are a struggling with something, some more than others.  Therefore, I want to send out a CYBER HUG and remind you:  GOD LOVES YOU and this too will pass.  

The first year I did this I thought it was even outside my comfort zone, but you know what…after one gentleman comment to me after hugging him that this “changed his day and outlook in such a positive way”, I was all in for making this an ANNUAL EVENT.  

TCOY Philosophy is all about taking care of yourself:  Head, Heart and Body.  This event captivates all three.  A hug speaks when you can’t and opens up communication.  :)

TCOY (take care of you) my friend!

Coach Lucy

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Have a DRINK on me! H2O that is :)

 
 
 
 
Summer is HERE! One thing I cannot emphasis enough as a Wellness Coach is DRINK WATER…your body IS NOT requesting coffees, sodas, juices (that’s what your mind has become programed to by your behavior).
 
Please…have a drink, or two or 8 on me…H2O does your body good!
 

Are you drinking enough WATER?

Warning signs of dehydration: dizziness, headache, heaviness in the head, flushed skin, weakness, fatigue, dry mouth, loss of appetite.

Are you drinking half your weight, in ounces, of water? WATER is an essential nutrient that is involved in every function of the body. It transports nutrients and waste products in and out of cells. It is necessary for all digestive, absorptive, circulatory, and excretory functions, as well as the utilization of the water-soluble vitamins. Yet most people don’t think about drinking water throughout the day.

Dehydration is the leading cause of mid-day fatigue. When you are dehydrated, your body temperature increases and you lose not only water but also valuable electrolytes such as the essential minerals potassium and sodium.

Dry mouth and being thirsty is one of the last indicators of dehydration in the body. Being thirsty can be confused with hunger because both sensations are similar in the way they register in the brain. You may be reaching for food when you should be reaching for water.

Make sure you are drinking half your weight, in ounces, of water each day. If you weigh 140 lbs. you should be drinking 70 oz. of water each day.

***TAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL***

Alkaline Water!!!  I am a HUGE advocate for drinking KANGEN WATER (8.5 – 9-5pH)

Learn more DEMO and let’s talk…if you’re in the KC Metro, let’s connect up so you can try it too!

11 Lessons for Graduates…actually for everyone!

11 Lessons for Graduates and You

Last year my daughter graduated from High School and now she has completed her first year at K-State.  WOW – Like a butterfly she has blossomed and is thriving.  What a joy to watch your child become a young adult that you are so very proud of.  

The advice I gave her upon graduation (and many times before that actually) was:  BE YOU & FOLLOW YOUR HEART…God has a plan for your life.  Live. Laugh. Love.

Time waits for no one.  Embrace each day with positive energy and know you are in control of your attitude, thus your day. 

Jon Gordon has written several books that I recommend and share with my clients.  Enjoy his post below…excerpt from Jon Gordon e-newsletter:   http://www.JonGordon.com)

 

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Graduation is a time when many contemplate their future and purpose. It can be both a time of great excitement and worry. I certainly remember the anxiousness I felt after graduation. So whether you are graduating high school or college, know a graduate or perhaps you are graduating to the next level of your life and career I wanted to share 11 lessons from The Seed that I hope will empower and inspire you on your journey.

1. You are here for a reason and the most important thing you can do in life is to find, live and share your purpose. It’s the one thing in life that truly matters and if you don’t pursue it, everything else is meaningless.

2. Follow your passion. It so often leads you to your purpose. You may not know what your passion is right now. That’s ok. The important thing is to make it your life mission to find it, live it and share it. To help find your passion, seek out jobs and experiences that allow you to use your strengths and gifts. Do what energizes you. [Tweet That]

3. Beware of hobbies. Just because you love spending time on Facebook doesn’t mean you would enjoy working for the company. And just because you love to cook doesn’t mean you would enjoy owning a restaurant. For example, I owned restaurants but I realized I didn’t love the food business. I loved the service and marketing aspect of the business.

4. Quit for the right reasons. Don’t quit because work is hard or you’re experiencing challenges. Quit because in your heart you know there is something else for you to do. Quit because you are not benefitting yourself or the organization you work for. Quit because you are absolutely certain you are no longer supposed to be there.

5. Learn from every job and experience. Every job, good or bad, prepares you for the work you were ultimately born to do.

6.Your current job may not be your ultimate purpose but it can serve as a vehicle to live and share your purpose.

7. Whatever job(s) you take after graduation simply decide to serve. When you serve in small ways you’ll get more opportunities to serve in bigger ways.

8. Your dream job is likely not the one you dreamed about. So often we end up in amazing careers that have nothing to do with our college degree or childhood dreams.

9. The quest for your purpose is not a straight line. It is filled with mystery, signs, obstacles, victories, dead ends, delays and detours. Your job is to stay optimistic and faithful on your quest. [Tweet That]

10. Don’t rush the future. There is a process that seeds must go through in order to become all they are destined to become, and you must go through this same process to become the person you are meant to be and do the work you are meant to do. You may want things to happen NOW but more than likely if you got what you wanted NOW you wouldn’t be ready for it. The purpose process prepares you, strengthens you, shapes you and grows you to be successful, not in your time, but in the right time.

11. Be the Seed. Seeds surrender themselves to the ground so they can be used for a greater purpose. Wherever you work, decide to plant yourself where you are and allow yourself to be used for a greater purpose. When you plant yourself and make a difference you grow into the person you were born to be and produce a harvest that will benefit others and change the world.

The SeedStay Positive,

-Jon

Senior Texting Codes :)

Young people have
theirs.

Now Seniors have their own texting codes:

ATD – At the Doctor’s

BFF – Best Friends Funeral

BTW – Bring the Wheelchair

CBM – Covered by Medicare

CUATSC – See You at the Senior Center

DWI – Driving While Incontinent

FWIW – Forgot Where I Was

* GGPBL – Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low

GHA – Got Heartburn Again

HGBM – Had Good Bowel Movement

LOL – Living on Lipitor

OMSG – Oh My! Sorry, Gas

TOT – Texting on Toilet

WAITT – Who Am I Talking To?

Hope these help.
GGLKI  (Gotta Go, Laxative Kicking in!)

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