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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Celebrate the Green

Today is my feast day - the celebration of St. Patrick's Day celebrates those named Patricia too. You are all invited to join me in the wearing of the green. Interestingly enough, this morning I noticed one of our trees has budded out and the lawn is greener than it was last week. Spring's energy is rising through the last days of Winter and we all feel the impending thrill of something starting. The more green replaces the brown, the more we are energized by the sun's rays (hemispheres and seasons are appropriately interchangeable here).

Green is the color that resonates with your heart chakra. A chakra is an invisible but very powerful spinning wheel of energy. You have seven major chakras in your body, each correlating to a color of the rainbow. What are you starting this Spring? Is your heart thrilled about it? Find ways to celebrate your new ideas. Just as your parents cheered and clapped as you took your first baby steps, cheer and applaud your own efforts in any new venture. Tell your family and friends about your efforts and goals. Their celebration adds to yours just as their energy adds to yours. By combining their support with your own focus, your goals and projects manifest with ease, just like tiny seedlings break through pavement and reach for the sky as they send down their roots.

If you are one who is much more familiar with the darkness and depression, I invite you to take a step today towards sitting in the sunshine of your life. Open your heart and let the sun shine in. Most of all, let your own light shine out. The whole world will be a brighter place with you shining in it! Celebrate the green and celebrate your heart.

Monday, March 8, 2010

10 Tips to Help Others Make Healthier Food Choices

When you watch your loved ones suffer because of their choices, you naturally want to help them make better choices. But that is not an option. Unless your loved one is younger 12, they have already developed their sense of will and know how to make their choices, regardless of what you prefer they choose.

It's a hard lesson for us to realize we can't force our children to change their bad habits, but it's even harder for our children to talk their parents about of their own bad habits. In fact, we can't decide for our spouses, friends, family, neighbors or anyone—except ourselves. We can't decide what others should or shouldn't eat, just like we can't chew their lunch for them. But there are ways we can help others make healthier choices—by making alternatives FUN!

• Share various and unusual fresh fruits and vegetables
• Invite them to dinner at your place
• Don't wear or use food-scented products (think jasmine, not cherry; pine, not lemon)
• Bring a heart-healthy dish to share to their place or to work
• Offer water with a slice of citrus instead of sweet tea
• Invite them to go swimming, bowling, bike-riding, or even walking with you
• Ask them to walk your dog with you
• Take dance lessons together or just go dancing on a regular basis
• Park far from the front door whenever you ride together
• Thank them for helping you to eat healthier or joining you in your activities

Remember to praise them for every step they take in the right direction for better food choices. Never, ever talk about or even think about what they're doing that you consider to be "wrong." Complement them on the roses in their cheeks, the way their clothes fit differently, or just hug them and tell them you love them. Just like no one responds well to nagging, everyone responds brilliantly to bragging!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Two Questions That Can Change Your LIfe

My good friend Liz Plaster of (Positive Performance LP here in Houston) just sent me this link in an email. Knowing how wise Liz is, I followed the link to see what was up.

At I was treated to a quick view into the mind of one of today's bright young minds. I was amazed at how perceptive Daniel Pink is. He is the author of DRIVE, The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us and A Whole New Mind. From his video here I saw a great depth of thought and awareness that most don't develop until after 45. I will definitely be picking up Daniel Pink's books to add to my library.

I watched the 2 minute video. It was short, sweet, and smart. As you realize the answer to the first question the path for its accomplishment immediately becomes clear. The answer to the second keeps your awareness on the distance you travel down your path every day. The choice for distance is up to you.

For those who don't take the time to answer these questions, the future is hazy and uncertain. Get clear on what you want. The Universe is waiting to take your order. What'll it be?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Living HeartWise on

You can now preview my book, Living HeartWise, at Check out the Look Inside link and savor a small sample of what's inside.

I did discover as I played with the Look Inside feature that each time I clicked on "Surprise Me" I got a new sample. It was like lots of presents at my birthday party. I encourage you to check out this new book. It was written for you, your children, and their children. You have reason to raise the red flags of concern for your own health and theirs. Please - listen to your heart. Check out this book.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Passport Fiat Lux March Issue Released

If you're ready to blast the doors off this new year and this new decade with career growth to the power of 10, check out my latest newsletter. Here you'll find 10 feng shui tips for staging your office at home or at work for screaming success. Yaaayyyyy!! Decide not to participate in the current economic recession, take control of your career, and watch your business thrive.

I'm not asking you to believe this stuff just because I've written it. Do your own research. Try it and see what happens. You've got nothing to lose. If you try it and get no results, you've lost nothing but a bit of clutter and confusion. If you try it and like your results, keep doing it!

I hope you'll let me know what results you get - for better or worse. We're all figuring out this world together, we might as well give each other a hand along the way.