Saturday, March 22, 2014

Scentsy Spring/Summer 2014 Show and Tell




Saturday, March 15, 2014

How to make Edie's Spaghetti Sauce - Edie's Recipe

Ever wonder how I make my Spaghetti Sauce in the crock pot?  Well today is your lucky day....I am going to share with you the exact science to Edie's Secret Sauce!!!
I would like to share with you first that I am not a recipe kind of girl.  I like to throw stuff together and hope it tastes good!!!  Seriously!  LOL So for me to share a recipe is like trying to tell you how electricity works. It is however possible to at least share with you the ingredients that make it taste amazing!  

So here is a shopping list for you:
1 Large can of Diced Tomatoes with Basil
1 Large can of plain Tomato Sauce
1 Large can of Crushed Tomatoes
1 package of mini Pepperonis
1 package of crumbled sausage
1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup of diced onions
1 package of meatballs

Spices include but aren't limited to:
All spice
chives
oregano
basil
garlic salt
onion salt
pepper
crushed peppers

I let all this cook on high in the crock pot for 4 hours then simmer on low till I serve.
Serve over al dente spaghetti  ;)
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Today is Your Day!!! Listen!!!

A Message from Dana Wilde and Train Your Brain

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

EEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKK I just realized I am super close ...




Tuesday, February 25, 2014

It's starting again... I am ready to be a success! Are you?

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You all know how much I have loved my positive affirmations and the re-training of my brain. I have given credit to some training I have done in the last 5 years and feel obligated to tell you that it is coming again. A while back I was introduced to some amazing people who have shaped my life since then. I have learned different things from all of them and have become friends with most of them. These people and techniques were introduced to me through a program called The Mind Aware Series. We learned about our businesses and we learned about ourselves. This series was brought to us by a wonderful woman named Dana Wilde. 3 years ago, she introduced a program called Train Your Brain which she has since published a book about. This program was my turning point. It's what taught me to cope to believe and to flourish. If I believed in it... then it must be possible! My words and my thoughts were lined up for success whether for business or for life in general. I know I would not be where I am today if it hadn't been for the catalyst of Scentsy with the alignment of Dana. Well she is offering her training for free right now!!! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER You can register to be part of what has changed my outlook and my life. I would never tell you that you have to do something, but this..... I strongly suggest ;) And when you get the chance go buy her book. Train your Brain by Dana Wilde on Amazon.com I promise you won't be sorry with either the book or the training. Honestly we are 3 years past and I have listened to the training I bought from here at least 6 times... it's an amazing refresher!! ♥ BTW I am registering for her free training.... I can never get enough. so see you there! CLICK HERE FOR FREE WEBINAR

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Walk on the Wild Side

This is my most favorite video of all time!  It makes me laugh and it is awesome! So I am sharing it with all of you!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Playing cat and mouse...

Never a dull moment in the Pelletier /Cote home.... get up this morning....late I might add (cause I can) and low and behold a mouse has made it's way into my new office... not sure how but with it being as cold as it is outside I am sure that it thought it was a good idea. May I remember you that we have a home with 3 cats... outdoor cats, hunting cats. Well mostly. lol So let me paint you a picture. The 2 younger cats Charlie and Dodge have the mouse cornered behind a box. Let me also say that I have no idea how long it's been cornered there. I shut the sliding door so it can't come into the house and grab Jed our 19 yr old cat ... aka The Hunter and put him in my office. I get my coffee, go put wood in the fire... come back up and they are all still just staring at the mouse behind the box. Well I certainly am not going to do THAT all day. I move the box. Out comes the mouse and Jed jumps into action. 2.2 seconds later.... Jed is the victor. The other 2 cats are dazed and confused. That my dear boys is how it's done! Now for those of you that feel this is cruel.... I had 3 options since I certainly wasn't going to keep the mouse as a pet. 1. I could have tried to grab it and thrown it outside in the minus 20 degree wind and snow and watch it freeze to death or 2. beat it with a broom like most would have done, or 3. let nature and the circle of life takes it's course. I have to admit, that Charlie and Dodge have no idea what just happened... the thing they probably played with all night is missing and they are rooming around the office in a daze. Jed "The Master" is walking around the crime scene as the victor. Now I'm sitting here wondering Where the Heck did it come from in the first place???

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Mind Games!

It's important to remember that our mind plays a HUGE role in our everyday actions.  I think sometimes we forget and run through the day on auto pilot.  Did you ever find yourself driving along and all of a sudden wonder how you got to where you are.  You weren't asleep  but your subconscious took over the driving while your conscious mind thought of other things... like lunch, work, kids....  A conversation last night allowed me to remember that we may not have control of how we initially feel about something but we certainly have control on how we stay feeling or how we cope with that feeling.  You see our lives consist of many obstacles that can either be seen as roadblocks or as opportunities.  The choice you make will determine the way you feel.
I'm not saying that feeling hurt, sad, angry or happy are feelings that can easily be changed but through your own thoughts you can determine whether they stay and fester or make their way through the emotional scale where you end up in just the right mood.  Here let me give you an example. If you are in an abusive relationship and the other person is telling you that you are not a good person and you hear this over and over again for years....  guess what happens?  You begin to believe it or at least second guess yourself. Now if you leave that situation and you begin to tell yourself a different story that you are amazing, then over time you will begin to believe this as well.  If a shy girl tells herself she is an outgoing person everyday for a year, it's been proven that this girl will no longer be shy.  It really boils down to the story we tell ourselves.  What story are you telling yourself ABOUT yourself?  Is it time to change it?


Monday, December 30, 2013

3 Great Years and the the year comes to a close

Today is a great day... not unlike many other days however today I celebrate my 3 yr Scentiversary with a company that I started out with as just a hobby. Well it still is a hobby because a hobby is something you enjoy doing. I certainly enjoy my career. I work from home, I travel, I teach, I create opportunities for other people and have a ton of fun. I have accomplished things that I myself am proud of, I have inspired people to be better and I have enjoyed many achievements of others. If you had said 10 years ago that I would be home enjoying life or that I would inspire people, I would have replied.... I know I can but there is no way I will. Scentsy has been a catalyst of betterment for me. It's been a away to express who I really am. It's been a testament of not only hard work that is fun but hard work that pays off. I have learned that it's not so much about product (which I will add is amazing) but it's about friendships, environment, energy and creation. Andrew Carnegie once said... "put your eggs in one basket and watch them." I say, "Believe in what you can do, focus on wanting it, be grateful for what you have and enjoy the journey." There are many thing s to be appreciative of. I am grateful for this path I am on and for sharing it with so many incredible people! 2014 brings more accomplishment, joy of birth, travel and love. "I Got This"
Thank you Ben for always being there for me. xoxo
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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Happy New Day!!!

Wondering what Happy New Day is all about? 
What is it about the new year that sets our mind into "restart" mode. We believe it's a fresh start so we make resolutions and commitments and most times fall flat of those resolutions or commitments.  It isn't for a lack of conviction or desire but yet sometimes it's just not the right time for us.  So why not say that June 5th is the new year.... what if we conditioned our minds to think that our reset button could be pushed everyday. It truly is how you think about itthat will make the difference. it's how you believe or not believe in what you are doing or not doing. 
SOOOOOO.....
Happy New Day on Dec 26th, 2013!!!!! Today I take my life back. Today I make healthier decisions! Today is the first day of the rest of my life! Why because I choose to!  
BE GRATEFUL FOR WHAT YOU HAVE AND STOP FOCUSING ON WHAT YOU DON'T HAVE.  YOU CAN CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY AND YOU CAN CHOOSE TO LOVE. So HAPPY NEW DAY!!!    

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Our New Holiday Tradition! Fudge Toffee Trifle

Talk about pure yumminess!  Try it and then let s know how it came out.  Would love to see your pictures!

Recipe:
1 box fudge brownie mix
1 box chocolate fudge pudding
2 cups cold milk
1 bag toffee bits (8 oz)
1 container frozen whipped topping, thawed (we like cool whip)

1.  pre-heat oven 350 degrees
 - grease bottom only 13x9 pan
2. make brownie mix as directed on box, cool completely
3. cut brownies into 1 inc. squares and place ½ of the brownies in the bottom of round trifle dish
4. make pudding mix using milk and pour ½ pudding over brownies and top w/ ½ toffee bits and then layer with whipped cream
*Repeat with remaining ingredients
5. Refrigerate 4 hours and serve


Sunday, December 22, 2013

Paying it Forward for Christmas- Happy Holidays

Did this a couple nights ago and felt amazing!!!
Here is my original post:

there is a part of every human being that wants to give. they want to know that they are part of something bigger then themselves. we want to contribute to make a difference. waiting for the right moment to be able to do something good, something that not only makes them feel good, but can help somebody else. when we do have this opportunity to do something good for others we don't want to boast or brag or bring notice on ourselves but instead we want to share the goodness that we have passed along and hope that it inspires others to do the same. when the movie pay it forward came out many years ago it was something that I had decided I wanted to do when I could in my life. I have incorporated that term pay it forward in many aspects of my life and have tried to pass that on to my children as well. tonight with my children present we all paid it forward and it was such a beautiful feeling. anticipation on how our recipient would react. anticipation as to whether we should stay while she sees what we did or to just leave and let her enjoy it on her own. by unanimous decision we all left and allowed her to enjoy it by herself. you see none of us felt that we needed recognition for what we were doing. although it was not much, it just downright felt good. a lesson has been learned tonight. not only did my children learn what it feels like and how to pay it forward but others have learned that bragging and boasting is not part of paying it forward. sharing and inspiring is... I can only pray and hope that she will now pay it forward to someone else oxoxox
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

OFFICE UPDATE - Construction Complete!!

When I first started thinking about how to create my office, 3 yrs ago we decided to add on to the house to create a bigger place to enter our home as well as a space for my office. NEVER did I imagine it would turn out like this. The inspiration for this room began with the barn door. I just knew I had to have one to close off the office when I had meetings. It is more amazing then I had dreamed. Thank you Louie at Allagash Wood Products! The room came together so nicely and the craftsmanship that Shon-Crystal Jandreau of Custom Designs put into it was worth the wait! So 3 yrs later, it's complete! Now my work begins.... so it is a Work in progress! I AM IN LOVE! I am sure as I unpack stuff that things will move place 5 times before I have it right! For my YouTube friends here is the video! I feel like I should be thanking everyone for their encouragement, the love and for following the progress. i am truly blessed. xoxox #doubleyay
 — feeling Blessed, overwhelmed with happiness, grateful and pooped... LOL 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Cake Batter Cookies

These are a very yummy treat to try.  Moist and Delicious!

Ingredients:
1 Box Cake Mix
2 Eggs
1 Stick Butter
1 t Vanilla



Instructions: Mix ingredients well. Chill Dough for 2 hours. Roll out on flour surface and cut  with cookie cutters.  Decorate as desired. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes on a greased/lined cookie sheet.
Enjoy!

Beauty n' Scents Newsletter

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Day 5 - Abundant Me - I choose abundance

So here I go again......  Doing a few of these in one day may seem to you a non-effort, but in my world it is ALL that Plus some.  Actually doing a few in a row, solidify that which I learned in the previous meditation.  I will admit I am not meditating like I should but the time of reflection is so advantageous for me that it creates a feeling of accomplishment and clarity for the rest of the day.  Enjoy.
Love this one .......

SANSKRIT MANTRA

Om Bhavam Namah
I am absolute existence. I am a field of all possibility.
DAY 5: Abundant Me
Entry created Nov 21, 2013
Have you had a passion or dream that was minimized or squelched by yourself or another? Write about what it felt like to share your dream and have it dismissed. Did that experience impact how you respond to sparks of passion, dreams, and desires in your life now?
Believe it or not I had been a dreamer, a person or child who imagined I could accomplish anything. I allowed others to hold me back. My worth was squashed and I believed it. It hurt, it was belittling, depressing and discouraging. When I thought of how inept I was to accomplish anything, I felt little. I felt like nothing with no purpose. I really believe that having someone tell me that I couldn't or I wasn't.... made me want and desire it more. I now teach others to choose abundance.
Reflect and spend time writing about what you can learn about yourself, others, and life from that experience or other experiences like it. Our reaction to our self-talk and the input of others just might be blocking our dreams from coming to life. Identify and write down several strategies you can use to protect the uplifting energy and possibility that your innovative ideas, dreams and desires hold.
I have come a long way from someone telling me I couldn't do it .... to now knowing I can. My mind is what is allowing me to see the dreams, to visualize what my abundance looks and feels like so that I can witness it when and as it's in my life. Yes I can have days where my negative self-talk interferes with my dreams and aspirations. However being more knowledgeable of how that works and being able to acknowledge those feelings and thoughts, I am more able to move out of the feeling and mindset rather quickly. My emotions and my reactions are much more in tune to my desire for happiness and abundance in my own life and those around me. NOTHING can hold me back!
What are you grateful for today?
I am so grateful for being to be grateful. For being able to appreciate things in life with love and with understanding that it's a blessing to me.... a gift. I am grateful for being to be grateful.
Use this space to reflect further on your experience today.
When Oprah spoke of the abundance we all deserve and the abundance we all have coming to us.... it reminded me of being God's child. I want for "my" children, EVERYTHING good in life. All the love, happiness and abundance they can handle. The joys that come from a smile. The tears that come from a laugh and the goosebumps that come from within. My children deserve EVERYTHING good in life. If I am God's child then I KNOW he wants to same things for me. We all deserve EVERYTHING good in life. Namaste!

Mindful Moment

Set aside one hour today to do something you thoroughly enjoy. It doesn’t matter what it is . . . whether it’s a walk in the woods, reading a good book, or creating a delicious meal . . . do it purely for the joy of the activity. As you settle in for sleep tonight, revisit the experience in your mind, considering why this activity excited you or brought you joy. Set the intention to awake the next day in this same state of mind and heart.

Reflection
"Not what we have but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance." Epicurus
What lights you up more fervently than anything else in your life? Listen to whatever immediately comes to you – these are signs leading you to your true passion, your most heartfelt desire, and ultimately your destiny.
When we heed the call of our deepest desires, we fulfill our true destinies. Children do not shy away from their passions, they effortlessly live from a place of wonder, play, and delight. For many of us, we’re taught that we must abandon our natural passions as we cross the divide between childhood and adulthood. Yet, passion is what drives us to be the very best individuals we can be.
Today, through meditation, we reconnect to our internal spark and begin to gently release those long-held stories about who we should be as we become more intimately re-acquainted with who we really are. Together we will practice shining brightly as the individuals we were born to be as we freely share our gifts with everyone we meet.

Day 4- Conscious Me - Abundance surrounds me

Yes I have missed a few days LOL. I really believe I get into this when it's supposed to happen.  These are helping me stay focused and be much more grateful to my surroundings.  Enjoy.

SANSKRIT MANTRA


Aham Brahmasmi
I am the universe.
DAY 4: Conscious Me
Entry created Nov 21, 2013

Where in your life do you compare yourself to others or compete? How does it feel? What is the inner dialogue or limiting belief that ignites competition and comparison in your life? After writing, spend time with the feelings and sensations connected to your written thoughts. Breathe in deeply and as you exhale send yourself love and light. As you become aware you are presented with the opportunity to practice a new way of being.
It's easy to get caught up in how we view ourselves compared to others. We are taught as we grow that we need to be better, stronger, more of this or more of that. We become dreamers. I personally have compared myself to others often. I think it's my gauge, my way of leveling up in the game of life. I have learned over time that putting myself in someone else's shoes will allow me to be more empathetic, but not more like them. I am competitive therefore I strive to be like people who I admire. In this sense I compare myself to them and sometimes feel "less" or even slow in my progress to reach where they are. As time goes on I learnt that "I am imperfect, and I am enough"
Write an affirming supportive letter to yourself, one that reminds you of all that you have to share with the world--your strengths, values, gifts, talents and successes. As you celebrate yourself you make space to celebrate others.
Edie, you need to know that with every year that passes you have become an amazing individual. You have inspired many and will continue to do so. You have allowed God to speak through you and in that you have been able to teach ad coach so many people about the good and positive in life. You are influential. You are a caring heart. You have accomplished so much in your own eyes. Success will be shown in your happiness and the happiness of your family and children and grandchildren. You sing from spirit and you enjoy nature around you. You have an innate ability to overcome many obstacles and you help others do the same. You have become a strong and loving individual.
What are you grateful for today?
I am so grateful for the morning of sunshine. For watching the eagles feast. For breathing and loving. For my children and their children. I am grateful for this opportunity to reflect and relax. For creating a life of abundance and love. For Ben. oxox
Use this space to reflect further on your experience today.
Although I had fallen behind and I am not sitting with eyes closed, I have found this time of reflection to be welcomed and embraced. With all the training I do, I sometimes forget that adding more knowledge to my brain is not necessarily a good thing if I haven't learned about what's already there..... and that's me. I am abundant with love, wealth and health. Namaste!
Mindful Moment
Today, no matter where you are or what you are doing, take notice of the abundance that surrounds you. Abundance may appear as a loose penny in the parking lot, a warm hug from a friend, or a plentiful display of produce at the supermarket. Consider how effortlessly and easily these gifts and signs of abundance showed up in your experience and give yourself permission to feel authentic gratitude for these blessings.  You will be surprised and delighted by the multitude of gifts that continue to appear throughout your day and for days to come.

Reflection
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes." Marcel Proust
All around us are messages that lead us to believe our lives are ones of scarcity and lack, and that competition with one another is the only way we can truly succeed. However, when we begin to witness the world—whether standing in the middle of a majestic forest or scanning the shelves at the grocery store—we come to understand that the entire universe presents itself to us and is ours to enjoy. 
In order for us to truly experience everything the world has to offer, we must first come to appreciate all that we already have. By being truly grateful, we open the door to all the power, wisdom, and creativity of the universe, connecting ever more deeply with pure consciousness and its ability to usher anything we can envision into our lives.

Scentsy Fragrance Fall/Winter 2013 Scent Combos and Recipes

You all have been asking for them!!! Here you go! Some of these are truly incredible!  Post in the comments your opinions when you try them.  I would love to hear from you!  If you have other recipes not listed here you would like to share please post a comment below!  Happy Scenting!!!!


Apple Dumplings = Apple Press + Clove & Cinnamon + Dulce de Leche
Apple Pie Ala Mode = Baked Apple Pie + Simply Vanilla
Awesomeness = Pumpkin Marshmallow+ Sticky Cinnamon Bun
Bird of Paradise = Enchanted Mist + Sugar Cookie
Blueberry Pancakes = Blueberry Cheesecake + French toast
Caramel Apples = Duche de Leche + Apple Press
Chocolate Chip Cookies = Mochadoodle + Sugar Cookie
Christmas Bouquet = Sweet Pea & Vanilla + Whiteout
Christmas Citrus = Winter Pine + Sunkissed Citrus
Christmas Memories = Winter Pine + Whiteout
Christmas Morning = Winter Pine + Sticky Cinnamon Bun
Christmas Treasure = Winter Pine + Cinnamon Bear
Cinnamon Creamer = Cinnamon Bear + Vanilla Cream
Cinnamon Citrus = Sun-kissed Citrus + Clove & Cinnamon 
Shiver = Mandarin Moon + Whiteout
Citrus Berry = Snowberry + Sunkissed Citrus
Country Christmas = Cozy Fireside + Very Merry Cranberry
Cozy Christmas = Winter Pine + Cozy Fireside
Crème Brulee = Dulce de Leche + Sugar Cookie
Creamy Camu = Camu Camu + Simply Vanilla (2)
Deliciousness = Mochadoodle +Blueberry Cheesecake
Doodle Bear = Mochadoodle + Cinnamon Bear
Enchanted Evening = Enchanted Mist + Welcome Home
Energize Coconut = Coconut Lemongrass + Snowberry
Evening at Home = Enchanted Mist + Welcome Home
Feliz Navidad = Simply Lime + Whiteout
French Martini = Black Raspberry Vanilla + Sunkissed Citrus
French Toast = Sticky Cinnamon Bun + Simply Vanilla
Frosted Raspberry = Black Raspberry Vanilla + Snowberry (2)
Grandma's House = Cinnamon Vanilla + Pumpkin Roll
Harvest Blessings = Apple Press + Pumpkin Roll
Hawaiian Volcano = Cinnamon Bear + Havana Cabana
Holiday Bliss = Christmas Cottage + Very Merry Cranberry
Home for Christmas = Cozy Fireside + Snowberry + Winter Pine
Honeymoon = Havana Cabana + Lucky in Love
Hot Blueberry Muffin = Blueberry Cheesecake + Sugar Cookie
Ice Cream Cone = Sunkissed Citrus + Simply Vanilla
Leather & Lace = Vanilla Suede + Simply Vanilla
Loving Waves = Lucky in Love + Ocean
Mama's Cookin' = Baked Apple Pie + Pumpkin Roll
Mama's Pumpkin Pie = Clove & Cinnamon + Pumpkin Roll
Margarita Twist = Simply Lime + Havana Cabana
Margaritas = Simply Lime + Skinny Dippin'
Mediterranean Raspberry = Black Raspberry Vanilla + Luna
Midnight Rendezvous = Garden of Love + Luna
Misty Pomegranate = Enchanted Mist + Perfectly Pomegranate
Peppermint Mocha Coffee = Mochadoodle + Whiteout
Polar Bear Express = Cinnamon Bear + Whiteout
Pumpkin Pie = Pumpkin Roll + Sugar Cookie
Pumpkin Spiced Latte = Pumpkin Roll + Dulce de Leche + Sticky Cinnamon bun
Pumpkins By The Fire = Cozy Fireside + Pumpkin Roll
Raspberry Cookies = Black Raspberry Vanilla + Sugar Cookie
Skippin' = Skinny Dippin' + Sunkissed Citrus
Snowberry Apple Pie = Baked Apple Pie + Snowberry
Spiced Oranges = Clove & Cinnamon + Sunkissed Citrus
Spiced Punch = Cinnamon Bear + Perfectly Pomegranate
Spicy Berry = Christmas Cottage + Snowberry
Spicy Pumpkin = Cinnamon Bear + Pumpkin Roll
Vanilla Latte = Mochadoodle + Simply Vanilla
Vanilla Mint = Simply Vanilla + Whiteout
Warm Coffee = Cozy Fireside + Mochadoodle
Wassail = Mandarin Moon + Pumpkin Roll
White Christmas = Christmas Cottage + Whiteout
Winter Pine Berry = Cozy Fireside + Snowberry + Very Merry Cranberry





Thursday, November 14, 2013

Day 3 - Confident Me - Release Limiting Beliefs

My day, My thoughts, my acknowledgement of what is and what will be.  After feeling like I had fallen behind in our meditation series, I forgot to allow it to come to me when the timing was right. I struggled with whether or not to day Day 2 and 3 in the same Day...  it seemed wrong at first....  then.... well as you can see I jumped in with 2 feet.  WOW!  I am so glad I did.   You'll see why below.

SANSKRIT MANTRA

Sat Chit Ananda
Existence, consciousness, bliss.
DAY 3: Confident Me
Entry created Nov 14, 2013
Make a list of the areas in your life that feel like a struggle. Use this writing time to let it all out; write until you feel complete. After journaling take a moment to feel all of the sensations in your body, mind, and heart associated with your writing. Take a deep breath in, using your breath to send gentle love and light to any place within that feels tense, uneasy, heavy, or conflicted. Visualize all feelings of struggle being released as you exhale.
I struggle with allowing others to not influence me in a negative way, when they are mad, I am mad, when they are sad, I am sad, when they are grumpy I am grumpy. I struggle with patience. I struggle with the ability to let things happen as they will in their own time. Others can magnify this if their timing is not equal with mine. I struggle knowing that I am imperfect and that I am enough as I am. I struggle knowing that things will not always go as planned and that sometimes they even present themselves at the most inconvenient time. I struggle with being silly, being out of control and being aloof.
Reflecting on the answers to question one, describe how some or all of your perceived struggles might be blocking abundance in your life. Take this time to write how you can reframe your reaction to perceived struggle. Is there an action or actions that will provide a sense of relief? What are the ways that you can create a sense of peace, openness, and awareness during times that struggle shows up in your life?
Although I struggle with many emotional things, I know that the way to ease those struggles is to let go. Let God and Let go. I have the understanding that everything will and has happened for a reason and that I may not always know how or why but the path I have is my path. It is my journey and how I choose to walk it is my choice. Letting go of past pain, letting go of things I did not create, letting go of feelings of being inept...... letting go is in my control. It empowers me to be a better more accessible person to not only myself but to everyone around me.
What are you grateful for today?
I once again am grateful for this training, this meditation, this awareness. I am grateful for the abundance that is in my life and that is showing up in my life everyday. Love, Money, happiness, health and creativeness. I am grateful for my friends who allow me to be me. I am so very grateful! ♥
Use this space to reflect further on your experience today.
Abundance flows easily and freely to me! I say mantras all the time. Affirmations of good feelings and what I want to show up in my life. This is one I use often. It encompasses so much of everything. What is it we want abundance of? This is easy for me. Love, Healthy and Money. Isn't it what everyone wants .... well it's up to us to ask for it. Vocalize it and believe it is already here waiting for us. Wishing can sometimes block the act of receiving. I don't wish I was abundant. I AM Abundant!!! xoxo Namaste!

Mindful Moment

Just for today, make the decision to practice defenselessness. When you find yourself involved in a discussion in which you feel compelled to take one side over another or express your opinion in order to sway that of another person, instead, gently let go of the need to defend your point of view. Make a commitment to follow the path of no resistance in other ways throughout your day. Witness how effortlessly your day unfolds as you practice letting go and accept things just as they are. 

Reflection
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." Eleanor Roosevelt
The Spiritual Law of Least Effort tells us that we can do less and accomplish more, an idea that seems at odds with what many of us have been taught throughout our lives. In general, we hold the belief that success is the result of hard work, struggle, and sacrifice.
As we’re learning through our time together, the universe has infinite organizing power and as conscious beings, we have ready access to this realm simply by spending time in stillness and silence. The same consciousness that orchestrates the myriad rhythms of the whole world dwells within each of us. By aligning ourselves with consciousness, connecting fully with the present, and staying open to the many opportunities life offers, we have the power within us to realize all our dreams with effortless ease. 

DAY 2: Empowered Me - Creating the Ripple you Want in the World

As I reach "MY" Day 2 of this process through meditation, I come to see once again that all things happen for a reason.  It's a guide, a nudge from God... our Universe.  Wrong side of the bed, bad dream, cranky, call it what you will...... it doesn't have to be that way all day.  I have the choice.  I have the ability and I have the desire to create a day of love, laughter and all around "Good Feeling"  Now please enjoy my entry for today!  Namaste!

SANSKRIT MANTRA

Om Kriyam Namah
My actions are aligned with cosmic law.
DAY 2: Empowered Me
Entry created Nov 14, 2013
As you give, so you receive. What ripple do you want to create in the world today?
A ripple that will affect positive change in not only myself and my family but my future family. As I reflect on becoming a first time grandmother, I realize the effect we all will have on this innocent being. We are responsible for creating an environment of love and nurturing. Caring and compassion. I am a powerful creator of love and compassion.
Cultivating equanimity in your life is a powerful tool. What are the activities that bring you a sense of inner peace and balance? Reflect and write down whatever comes to you without effort or judgment. Along with current activities, include activities you have done in the past and some that you believe will nourish you yet remain untried. Consider scheduling one of those activities each day this week.
Equanimity means balance to me. nature always bring to balance my thoughts my energies and my heart. A walk, maybe sitting by the river and listening to the water flow by. A trickle of the brook as it meats with the river. Being alone with myself and centering my thoughts always calms my mind and allows me to create a better .... next.... a better.... later.... a better tomorrow.
What are you grateful for today?
This meditation. I trust in the universe and what it brings me. God knows when I need something and today I struggled with actions being done by others that I love that I did not connect with. I am grateful for the thought that I am a powerful creator of even my thoughts and how I am able to cope and move through. I am grateful for my unborn grandchild. Being able to see pictures of this living being with the use of technology. I am grateful for technology. I am also grateful for who I am.
Use this space to reflect further on your experience today.
It's times like this that I feel I am ambushed. I am made to feel guilty about my thoughts and beliefs, but yet in a moment I can change that and know that all in this world I have complete control on how I feel, how I feel about a situation, a decision and an action. I choose to be happy. I choose to create a life of abundance in love and everything else good in this world. I AM a Powerful Creator!!!! xoxox

Mindful Moment

Take a moment to observe one choice before you today. Prior to making a decision, check in with your inner voice and ask yourself, “Is this the most nourishing choice for me and everyone around me?” If the answer does not feel right to you, then consider making another decision. If when you check in with yourself, your choice feels right in your heart, then proceed with abandon.

Reflection
"Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web,
he does to himself."
 Chief Seattle

Today we explore the concept of karma, the ebb and flow of energy in our lives. We will discover that with awareness, we have the opportunity to mindfully harness this natural current to create a life where our dreams and desires open with effortless ease.
So often we hear about good karma and bad karma, but in reality, karma is simply a reciprocal exchange—what we give, we receive in kind. Through meditation, we connect more deeply with the present, increase our awareness of “what is,” and emerge from the silence with a sense of balance and a desire to make right, conscious choices in our lives. In this way, we begin to recognize our own undeniable role in creating the story of our lives and begin to align ourselves with those choices that are the most nurturing for ourselves and everyone around us.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Inseparable Nature of Infrastructure and Infraculture by Orville Thompson (a reading)

It's all REALLY good stuff! DAY 1: Who Am I?

Yesterday I began yet another journey that my path is directing me on.  I was invited to join in on a 21 day Meditation Experience with Oprah & Deepak!  Yes Oprah. At one time in my life maybe about 6 years ago, I made a promise to myself that I would meet that woman and it seems closer and closer everyday.  So Day 1 was actually yesterday, but as I have seen with my Brene & Oprah training, timing is everything and on the day I need it is the day it gets done.  The fun part about the Deepak Meditations is they give you an opportunity to journal. So it will be easy for me to share with you.  Day 1 was all about knowing that I am my deepest desire.  The meditation took about 10 minutes and I found myself thinking it was too long LOL.  I guess I need to work on relaxing.  But here is my entry for today!

SANSKRIT MANTRA

So Hum
I am.

DAY 1: Who Am I?
Entry created Nov 12, 2013
What is your answer to today’s soul question, “Who am I?” As you write allow yourself the freedom to explore, knowing there is no wrong answer to this question.
Who am I? I am a day late. My humor must always come first. I am funny. I am uncomfortable. I am beautiful. I am charged. I am challenged. I am creative. I am sensitive to myself and others. I am scared. I am a SuperStar Director. I am a Shining Star. I am a dreamer. I am imperfect. I am enough. I am excited. I am candid. I am honest. I am intelligent. I am inspirational. I am me.
What are your intentions for this 21-day experience? What do you want to learn and create in your life during our time together? Being very specific with your intention is a powerful way to start any journey. After writing, take a moment to visualize each intention as a seed you are planting today within your heart. The time you spend meditating and journaling each day is the water and sunshine that allows your vision to sprout.
I am wanting a better center. A better way to be grounded. Elimitate anxiety. Be a better all around person by allowing my gifts to come forward. No matter what those gifts are. I want to inspire at least one person.
Today we begin a daily exploration of gratitude as we invite abundance into our lives. What are you grateful for today?
I am grateful for life, for my kids, for my unborn grandchild, for my Ben, for my home, for my business, for my new office, for the white crisp snow, for people helping me gorw my business by joining my team, buying from me and sharing my vision.
Use this space to reflect further on your experience today.
Although I am a day late.... timing is everything. I understand the commitment it takes to be able to meditate and that will be my first accomplishment.

Mindful Moment

Today is a new beginning, the first step on a very special journey. Along the way there will be new sights to see and concepts to learn. As you travel through this day, take time to acknowledge yourself and celebrate your choice to live mindfully and wholeheartedly! With your mind and heart open, you are creating the space to manifest the life of your dreams.

Reflection
"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why."
Mark Twain
Welcome to our 21-Day Experience, Desire and Destiny! We are delighted and honored that you are joining us, as together we expand our understanding of ourselves and we open to the magnificent lives we are meant to live—our destinies.
Our deepest, most heartfelt desires are like stars in a constellation . . . brilliant, twinkling lights that show us the way and create pathways to our true destinies. It is our soul’s mission to connect with, cherish, and realize our desires in order to live our lives to the fullest and make our greatest contributions to the world. In fulfilling our heart-held dreams we flourish, serving ourselves and others from a place of bliss, generosity, and love. Our journey starts at the beginning, in the center, as we go within to listen to our deepest truth.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Edie's Weekly Intention with Brené Brown and Oprah Winfrey - WEEK 2

CULTIVATING AUTHENTICITY -Letting Go of What People Think

Week 2 was late and slow... seems to be a trend...but I think I like the pace since it is giving me time to digest it all and internalize how it make me feel.  Ironically it turns out that if i wait a few days then the message is much clearer as to what I need to learn.  It important to understand that I have always "cared" what others thought of me.  I valued the opinions of others but to the point that is defined who I was.  In some cases it made me or broke me.  My past is a testament of this.  

We were asked to find a picture that showed us as true authentic people.... a time in our lives when we felt the most authentic.  Going back in pictures, I might have been able to pick out a few that had my Dad in them, but realized that my authentic self didn't get created till alot later in my life.  Your surroundings can influence your authentic self to come out.  Here is were I can actually see in her eyes.  I can see the pain that was lifted and I can see a gratefulness that is missing in most other pictures.  

Brene asked us to create our own authenticity mantra..... this is mine "Don't give in to someone else's lesson, stay true to "YOU""  Being authentic means not conforming to someone else's dreams or reality.  Our dreams and reality come from making our own decisions and our own story.  This really got me thinking.  What defines who we are.....  what allows us to be who we want to be.  So I made this video and I talk about What it really is all about!  Let's change our story!  xoxoxo


I can't wait for week 3.....  I may be behind, but I am right on track!!!

#OLCBreneCourse

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Edie's Weekly Intention with Brené Brown and Oprah Winfrey - WEEK 1

Last week I started on a journey with Brené and Oprah Winfrey and thousands of other like minded people.  It's a six week e-course discussing and developing ourselves to be authentic and to dare greatly.  Based on Brené's book The Gift of Imperfection, we are creating a space of non-judgement, love and understanding.  We are drawing, journaling and sharing.  We are learning that being imperfect is enough, that loving ourselves for who we are can be very rewarding.
Week #1 we started our art journal.  We took a picture of ourselves and made a declaration to not only ourselves but to those in our life.
"I'm Imperfect & I'm Enough"

COURAGE, COMPASSION AND CONNECTION Tools for making the journey from "What will people think?" to "I am enough." Our first week intentions were to carry courage, compassion and connection in my heart while on this journey. Even when the road is bumpy. Even when I'm so busy that I feel behind. Even though there is really no 'getting behind' in this course. And, especially when I start to compare and judge myself. Courage, compassion and connection will be my constant companions.  I found drawing in my journal the toughest.  I was constantly wanting to re-do it, to fix the mistakes.  But I think that was also my biggest lesson.  To let it just happen, to be ok with it and to move on with knowledge that I am imperfect but that I AM enough.

I start a new week...  week #2 and I am anxious to build myself up and to find a better reason to love who I am.  It's no longer matter what people think about me....  but more about letting go of what people think!  


Wanna join me on this journey?  Click the link below.
Read more: http://www.oprah.com/own-brene-brown-course/lifeclass-presents-brene-brown-landing.html

Friday, October 18, 2013

My 'Why" #doubleyay

I do NOT bring this to you to brag, but I just wanted to share yet another#doubleyay (they seem to be plentiful lately). Sometimes we all need a goal, a why, an inspiration to sweep over us.....
I have been trying to finish my office for over 2 years now (almost 3). It's been a financial burden. So we decided to do very little at a time. I worked from a shell of press board, cement floors, no heat and no ceiling.




 I welcomed everyone and refused no one. With a beautiful front door and a dream in my mind, I figured someday it would get done and I would be more productive. It's been my "why" since I began with Scentsy. "If I could just get build a garage for Ben, If I could just have an office for me..." Then it turned into, "If I could just finish my office."


Well today it's happening.... I now have the dilema of dreaming up a new "Why". The color is on the walls, the ceiling is being finished, the tile is picked out and the furniture is being made. Now I know it won't all be done till maybe Christmas time, but it's not years anymore. 

I have found inspiration in everyone I meet, in everything I accomplish and everything I dream.








My colors represent my passion and my love. As ironic as it may seem, these colors have been my own personal flagship for many years. They represent, passion and dreams. The Scentsy colors represent passion in purple and dreams in green. DREAM BIG FOLKS!!! and as Sandi Jolley Luckey says "DREAM BIG IN COLOR"
Use this as your motivation to Make it Happen! Don't EVER Give up and Don't ever Give in! Be true to You!!! ~EdieAnne