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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!)

We need more stories like this in the news!

A wonderful story that needs to be shared —

People helping People! 

Love it, Coach Lucy

A Boston Marathon good Samaritan has been identified, thanks to a grateful runner’s Facebook plea.

Laura Wellington, 25, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, was half a mile from the finish line when the bombs went off, promptly halting the race.

Police diverted her away from the finish line where her family and boyfriend, Bryan O’Neil, were planning to meet her. She panicked.

“Knowing that my family was at the finish line waiting for me, I started panicking, trying to call them. Diverted away from the finish line, I started walking down Mass Ave towards Symphony Hall still not knowing where my family was. Right before the intersection of Huntington, I was able to get in touch with Bryan and found out he was with my family and they were safe. I was just so happy to hear his voice that I sat down and started crying. Just couldn’t hold it back,” Wellington wrote.

As she wept, a marathon participant who had already completed the race passed by — and gave her his medal.

Wellington wrote about the kind man and his wife on Facebook.

“At that moment, a couple walking by stopped. The woman took the space tent off her husband, who had finished the marathon, and wrapped it around me. She asked me if I was okay, if I knew where my family was. I reassured her I knew where they were and I would be okay. The man then asked me if I finished to which I nodded ‘no.’ He then proceeded to take the medal off from around his neck and placed it around mine. He told me, ‘You are a finisher in my eyes.’ I was barely able to choke out a ‘thank you’ between my tears.”

She ended her post with gratefulness:

“Odds are I will never see this couple again, but I’m reaching out with the slim chance that I will be able to express to them just what this gesture meant to me. I was so in need of a familiar face at that point in time. This couple reassured me that even though such a terrible thing had happened, everything was going to be okay.”

Her post went viral.

Soon Wellington had a name: Brent Cunningham.

When the Sitka, Alaska, man learned Wellington was looking for him — his daughter, Kailee, recognized the story on Facebook and immediately identified her parents — he contacted her over Facebook.

“This is the craziest story,” Cunningham, regional director of Alaska Young Life, told the Toronto Star by telephone. “I never thought we’d connect again. Why would we? How would we?”

“I just wanted to let her know she was amazing. I said, ‘You’re a finisher in my eyes.’ That was that,” Cunningham added. “She was so emotional she couldn’t talk. And I’ve been emotional about it at least five times since then.”

Of his generous gift, Cunningham insists he has no regrets about giving away his medal.

“She needed it more than I needed it. I just wanted her to know that ‘you’re worth it.’ With everything that has happened, our world is looking for hope. My whole life is about loving God and loving others. That’s who I am.”

He told Channel 2 that in times of crisis, it’s important to seek out moments of shared humanity.

“It’s my way to care for someone,” Cunningham said. “I didn’t know the families who went through the great trauma they’ve been through, but I guess it’s just a great reminder to know where you’re at today: you can love someone in your own world.”

Laugh until your belly hurts…fun puns.

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  • Punography
 
I tried to catch some fog. I mist.
 
When chemists die, they barium.
 
Jokes about German sausage are the wurst.
 
A soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.
 
I know a guy who’s addicted to brake fluid. He says he can stop any time.
 
How does Moses make tea? Hebrews it.
 
I stayed up all night to see where the sun went. Then it dawned on me.
 
The girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I never met herbivore.
 
I’m reading a book about anti-gravity. I can’t put it down.
 
I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words.
 
They told me I had type A blood, but it was a Type O.
 
A dyslexic man walks into a bra.
 
Why were the Indians here first? They had reservations.
 
Class trip to the Coca-Cola factory. I hope there’s no pop quiz.
 
Energizer Bunny arrested: Charged with battery.
 
I didn’t like my beard at first. Then it grew on me.
 
What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary? A thesaurus.
 
When you get a bladder infection, urine trouble.
 
What does a clock do when it’s hungry? It goes back four seconds.
 
I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!
 
Broken pencils are pointless.

Fill Your Own Shoes First

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The beauty of SERVE is inescapable simplicity and actionable clarity.

Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller capture, “The Secret,” of leadership in five letters, SERVE.

Serve

See the future: envision and communicate a compelling picture of a preferred future.

  1. What do I want to be true of the future?
  2. Why should anyone care?
  3. How will progress be measured?

sErve

Engage and develop others: recruit and align people for the right job. Create environments where people bring vision to life.

  1. What invited my engagement in the past?
  2. Which of these factors are missing in those I lead?
  3. How can I help teams and individuals grow?

seRve

Reinvent continuously: continuously focus on improvement.

  1. How do I need to change?
  2. Where do I want different outcomes?
  3. What organizational changes will accelerate progress?

serVe

Value results and relationships: generate measurable results and cultivate great relationships.

  1. Which is my personal bias as a leader – results or relationships?
  2. How can I compensate for the area that’s not my personal strength?
  3. What happens if I don’t broaden my definition of success?

servE

Embody values: live fully aligned with stated values.

  1. What values do I want to drive behaviors in my organization?
  2. How can I communicate these values?
  3. What are my actions communicating?

Be Thankful ~

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“Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire,

If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don’t know something

For it gives you the opportunity to learn.

 

Be thankful for the difficult times.

During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations

Because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge

Because it will build your strength and character.

 

Be thankful for your mistakes

They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you’re tired and weary

Because it means you’ve made a difference.

It is easy to be thankful for the good things.

A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are

also thankful for the setbacks.

 

GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive.

Find a way to be thankful for your troubles

and they can become your blessings.”  Author Unknown

Mindfulness ~ Think about it!

 

ImagePut simply, mindfulness is the practice of bringing oneself into the present moment.

Childhood memories take me to a simpler time.  Today there is a term for what was experienced in those days…it’s called “Mindfulness”.  Children and animals live in it and serve as a wonderful reminder:  Wherever you are, be there.

The home I grew up in was on a dead-end street with a finger of a lake and woods across the street.  Countless hours were spent outdoors.  The days and nights may have included:

  • Playing sports (basketball, football, softball, tag, etc)
  • Fishing
  • Boating (non-motorized, canoes, float boats, etc); drifting on a raft or tube
  • Sitting on the porch listening to the sounds of nature
  • Walking or hiking
  • Lying back and cloud or star gazing

If you are depressed you are living in the past.
If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present. Lao Tzu
Don’t feel guilty for Taking Care of You.  Often we place unrealistic demands on ourselves and fail to refuel and recharge.  Been there done that!  Still find myself sometimes out of balance and remind myself:  this moment is that important, it will never be here again, don’t miss what’s happening.
  • One of my favorite movies that bring mindfulness to the surface is THE PEACEFUL WARRIOR.  I highly recommend it.
  • TAKE OUT THE TRASH is a scene that everyone needs to watch!  I find myself drawn in to watching it a number of times throughout the year.
  • Life is a series of moments, let them take your breath away!  Coach Lucy
*Enjoy fellow blogger – Colleen Arnold blog post – Self Care Edition.
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Do You Need A Technology Detox?

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We’ve increased technology yet become more sedentary, stressed and isolated. 24/7 techno junkies. Technology can be an addiction and anything to an extreme results in imbalance, thus will produce issues.

Brad Keywell blog post

Wellness is about balance: head, heart and body.  Often a person is depleted in one or two areas and the consequences are revealed.  For example, if a persons priority is to lose weight, beware. Granted there has been a short term goal and commitment; however, if it is not attached with an emotional long term goal (lifestyle vs. losing weight), the roller coaster will most likely continue.  Instead, decide to get healthy and in the process you will need to lose weight.

There are many apps and technology tools to help; however, the motivation needs to be internal.  Dig a little deeper and get to know your “why”.  Attach emotions to it too.  Then, when those challenging days come, and they will, remind yourself of your WHY.

Technology may wake you in the morning and be a part of your everyday life; but utilize it well. Remember to embrace face-to-face relationships, enjoy nature and relaxing without your phone or computer .  Detox from technology for a few hours each day and even for a day.

I remember taking a week’s vacation to the Bahamas’ with my teenage daughter a few years ago.   We choice to detox with no cell phones or e-mail.  The first day we were adjusting to the disconnect but after that, the vacation time was truly that…a vacation.

Are you plugged in 24/7?  Take my TCOY Challenge and detox from technology.  Spring is here…get outside and enjoy all Mother Nature has to offer.

BREATHE:  Inhale WELLNESS.  Exhale sickness. 

Your HEALTH is calling…don’t wait for the 911 call to answer.   Coach Lucy

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