Get Clean by Jeff Whittaker

August 31, 2012 | Posted in General | By

Asthma, Allergies, Hormones, Mood swings… Does someone you know suffer or experience these things on a regular basis. It’s most likely a result of chemicals in your home. Now not all chemicals are bad and often people interchange the word toxic and chemicals all the time. What we are talking about are simple cleaners that many people use each day, products like window cleaner, general purpose cleaner, tub and tile cleaner, laundry products. Many of these cleaners contain ingredients that are linked not only to asthma and allergies, but also some cancers, learning disabilities, ADD, ADHD and other concerns parents have today. The good news is there are products out there that you can not only eliminate the exposure to these toxins/chemicals but also save money. The product that I have been using for over 30 years is Basic H, originally introduced in 1960, it was one of the worlds first biodegradable cleaners. In fact if you compare the cost of a window cleaner, general purpose cleaner and degreaser, the cost would be over $10.00… The cost for those three cleaners using Basic H is less than $0.25. To learn more about which cleaners to avoid and how to make your home safer contact us or visit out website at: http://www.ivgwellness.com/safer-homes/

Jeffrey Whittaker


Heather Paris inspires people all over the world to create happier lives through talks, workshops, blog posts, and her book, Live Inspired Now; A Field Guide For Happiness. For more information about transforming your relationship, family, or your life, contact Heather today!

The Intention Governs the Attention

August 31, 2012 | Posted in General | By

We’ve all heard that setting goals is important. We’ve heard that successful people not only set goals, but that they write them down, and scientific research has demonstrated a direct correlation between a person’s position in life; their finances, their relationships, and their health, and whether or not they have goals, whether or not those goals are written down, and how often those goals are reviewed and meditated upon. But why is this so important? More specifically, why does it work?
It is important and it works because goals set our intentions and our intentions govern our attention. In order for us to accomplish anything in life, we must control our minds, our thoughts, and we control our minds through our attention or, to put it another way, we must be consciously aware of what we are thinking because thoughts ultimately lead to our actions, and our actions produce the results we experience.
If you are unsatisfied with the results you are experiencing now, check your intentions in that area of your life. If those intentions are not well defined, if you don’t have clear goals there, take the opportunity, right now, to examine that area more closely and develop a more defined objective. Intention governs attention and attention focuses your power to control your experience.

Gary Drumm
Leadership Coach
On Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/garydrummcoaching
Watch for Gary’s book, “The 7 Laws of Intention” coming soon.


Heather Paris inspires people all over the world to create happier lives through talks, workshops, blog posts, and her book, Live Inspired Now; A Field Guide For Happiness. For more information about transforming your relationship, family, or your life, contact Heather today!

Beautiful Simplicity by Diana M. Joice

August 30, 2012 | Posted in General | By



Every time I walk down the street so many of you want to talk to me. Yet you don’t have the courage to do so. And if you do, you are so extremely fearful, that I would like to run away. It scares the crap out of me. How could I trust someone who’s uncomfortable with his own emotions? 

It’s one thing to feel fear. But it’s another to act upon it. In fact, that fear is your stimulant for courage. Without it, conquering wouldn’t be the same and I doubt that it would even exist.
You might think you have to be fearless, you might think you have to be tough, while none of it is true. The secret lies within your awareness of how and what you feel about any given moment. To become aware of your vulnerability is the key. There’s no need to be tough, but being powerful within your moments, intense and alive. To live with a passion when being scared, even when being threatened. The moment you own your vulnerability, you have yet another tool to acknowledge what needs to be done. It works like a handbook. You see what you feel and know instantly what you have to do to make it better. For you. Through you. And for everyone else involved.
Owning your vulnerability therefore is the key to real power, to manhood, to your strength. My plead to you is to consider the possibility of an amazing life, with the abundance of your emotions, your personality, your strength as a man. Us women are waiting for it.

Diana M. Joice
Relationship Coach
On facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/Joice.Joker


Heather Paris inspires people all over the world to create happier lives through talks, workshops, blog posts, and her book, Live Inspired Now; A Field Guide For Happiness. For more information about transforming your relationship, family, or your life, contact Heather today!

THE CURB OF PERFECTIONISM by Peg Haust-Arliss

August 29, 2012 | Posted in General | By

Have you ever noticed that people aren’t afraid to admit that they’re perfectionists? Oh sure, they will sound guilty, “It’s terrible, I am such a perfectionist” but they aren’t really. People don’t feel bad telling others that “Sally is a perfectionist.” In fact, it’s meant as a compliment! It’s like telling someone their too skinny. Would you be OK if you heard someone called you a skinny bitch behind your back? (love that book BTW) Or, if someone said: “OMG, Jane has the perfect marriage, perfect children blah blah blah… That’s OK, just please, don’t say I’m flawed, fat and messy right? But, wait. Is implying that someone is a “Stepford” wife with a “Stepford” life really a great compliment? If you think YES please go watch the movie.
Seriously? I have never considered myself a perfectionist, because, believe me I know some pretty serious ones and that ain’t me! But, what if I took a closer more honest look….Why do I put off writing blogs? Why haven’t I started creating my workbook? I think: “Oh, I have to know this or do that first.” Here’s my best one: “I need to wait for warmer weather, because I’ll be much more creative when I can sit outside and write!” Really? Procrastination is a hallmark sign of perfectionism! It whispers loudly: “If you can’t do it perfectly, Peg, don’t do it.” What if they don’t get it? What if they don’t like it?”
Oh, and what about your quest for the perfect anti-wrinkle concoction or ultimate diet? Wait, sorry, that’s me, not you. (I believe I now have the answer BTW!) OK, OK, I’m not saying I’m not going to fight the good fight when it comes to the anti-aging thing. I do have a good time with all that girl stuff! But, truth be told, (read the next line slowly and mindfully) perfectionism is THE LOWEST standard to have because it’s not humanly possible. It’s an old cliche’ “nobodies perfect.” Isn’t that annoying? Why? Because we know it’s true, but we don’t want to accept it. It reaches the depths of our two universal human fears that we all share: the fear of not being loved and the fear of not being enough.
So please, excuse me while I get ready to go to yoga where I will find peace within. Within, where I do not hide my beautiful lines of wisdom, nor my little tummy pooch that my husband, lucky for me, finds sexy. (my yoga teacher fondly calls hers a food baby; love that!) Within, where I commune with God and find gratitude for all in my life. Within, where I understand that I am enough. Within, where real perfection exists in us all. Namaste, beautiful perfect souls……
for tomorrow……
I will enjoy a day with mom with a glass of wine and a pampering pedicure. Saturday, a day at Kim’s Creations where I will receive a glorious red mane of curls that seem to magically vanish the years away (Thanks Kim!) Later, I will laboriously clean my office preparing for a fun champagne on ice jewelry party. OK, you know what? I don’t call my biz live perfectly, but I do call it Live More! So, I encourage you, no I dare you, to move from the dark world of perfectionism and strive UP! Upward reaching toward the edge of excellence instead of falling down, down to the lowly curb of perfectionism. Feel the difference! We live, We learn, We grow. I am too.
“Come to the edge, he said. They said; we are afraid. Come to the edge he said. He pushed them…and they flew.”
I would love to hear from you! How would your life be different if you got off the curb?

Peg Haust-Arliss, LCSW-R
LIVE MORE! Mind Body and Soul
Your Life At It’s Best
Live More Life Coaching


Heather Paris inspires people all over the world to create happier lives through talks, workshops, blog posts, and her book, Live Inspired Now; A Field Guide For Happiness. For more information about transforming your relationship, family, or your life, contact Heather today!

What is Happiness? by Dale Acciavatti

August 28, 2012 | Posted in General | By

What is happiness? And where do you find it? Everyone’s looking for it. Everyone wants it. Yet so many people feel that something has to happen before they can be truly happy. Some people feel that if they got married they would be happy. Others feel that they will be happy when they get a better job. While others say they wont be happy until they have millions of dollars in their bank account. Still other people feel that having a successful career would make them happy. Isn’t it interesting though that there are people with all of these things who are not very happy? And there are also some people with few or none of these things that are extremely happy. Some people have next to nothing and yet somehow they find joy in their lives. Why is that? What if happiness has nothing to do with outside circumstances? What if happiness is really a personal choice that we make? What if we can make a decision to be happy now without waiting for our circumstances to change? What if happiness is simply a state of mind? Abraham Lincoln once said that: “People are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” William R. Inge said: “On the whole, the happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so.” And Gerald Jampolsky exclaimed: How simple it is to see that we can only be happy now, and there will never be a time when it is not now.” So maybe, just maybe we don’t have to wait to be happy. Maybe we can just be happy right now. It’s our choice.

Dale Acciavatti

Certified in LOA and certified in Sports nutrition
http://www.drug-free-natural-health.com/
Find Dale on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dale.acciavatti

Heather Paris inspires people all over the world to create happier lives through talks, workshops, blog posts, and her book, Live Inspired Now; A Field Guide For Happiness. For more information about transforming your relationship, family, or your life, contact Heather today!