Sharing my JOURNEY....

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Got teenager's???

I do; 2 boys & for me... I've learned that life keeps moving forward no matter what happens. I do see problems as an opportunity for a solution & I love life with a grateful heart.

The choices we make, determine the path or outcome....

A good friend sent this to me, and I'd love to share with those who might b interested.... If you have a teen, invest in being open to new concepts. I did a long time ago and that is mainly why my boys and I are really close.

Here's the link & the email is below....

How many of these mistakes can u actually relate with? Or do you get angry by Josh's theory about our mistakes with teenagers? His story is amazing!

Here's what I got.... Outta 5; I've changed 2 of them. -I am so grateful for that awareness.

AND -Yeah I am not perfect, and I can still relate to 3 other mistakes. One of those mistakes is a close personal challenge; I'm facing right now. -Mistake #4 Two of them I've become aware of and are in transition of changing. Mistakes 3&5

Some days I feel like a hypocrite and others, well I wish I had a magic wand. I think its funny; the mind frick we listen to within our own minds. -Where we choose to give our personal power.

I am fortunate to have a very close relationship with my boys... It's just us and we all understand, that we need to work together if we want our family to work. Were not perfect, and mistakes happen along the way.

I asked CJ to read the pdf doc of Josh's Mistakes theory and he shared, that he could agree that these 5 are true and that he can relate with a few of them, right now.

Thanks, I'm working on, and I'm so glad to hear that I'm going the right way..

Happy Halloween folks!

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: got teens? Alert.
From: "Patrick Combs"

Date: Wed, October 21, 2009 6:14 am
To: "Kim H"

Hi Kim,

Got Teens? If yes, check out this new release from
my friend Josh Shipp. With more than a decade of real-world,
hands-on experience working with millions of teens, Josh is one
of the most dynamic and entertaining experts for teens I’ve ever
seen. (I've been impressed by him for years).

Today is the release of his new product. It bottles his magic
in an innovative, accessible, life-changing solution for adults
and teens to tackle teens’ #1 issue head-on. I highly recommend
this product, and you've rarely heard me say that before.

I got a sneak peek at the product and let me tell you: this
is going to change teens lives like nothing else I’ve seen.
Take advantage his expertise, help a teen, and visit his site:

It's a VERY comprehensive program for teens to discover who they
really are while giving parents / teachers / mentors the tools to
engage teens more effectively and authentically.

Sharing Success,

PS - Teens really need to know who they are, so that their
self-image isn't defined by others messed up or low opinion.

Good Thinking Co., Inc.
2240 Encinitas Blvd., Ste. D-140
Encinitas, CA 92024

Patrick Combs

Deanna Latson

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Plan all u want BUT dont be attached 2 the outcome

If you would’ve asked me 5 yrs ago where I see myself… I wouldn’t have said… divorced again, and I would’ve never ever thought…-Bankrupt? However, this just happens to be what is going on in my life.

Surprise! Something again that I’ve analytically planned out, that did not go as planned. Eh what is credit anyways? Well for me, credit was very important and has been my entire life ever since I left home at 15.

This road traveled has not always been easy…. I’m sure like everyone; we all have said that in one time of our lives. I remember being under age and working myself to exhaustion, and being a young single mother made things more of a challenge for me. Oh yes… All my choice…. but back then credit was everything to me. I knew without good credit, I would never be able to buy a house and provide a stable home, or finance anything. But now my view of money and credit is different.

My Bankruptcy has been a blessing in disguise really…

I’ve lived a very simple life. Happy and very stable in my life mentally, emotionally, and financially but after a whirlwind marriage, that all changed.

4 years later, my husband left without contributing financially for the financial decisions we made together during our marriage. Eight months after he left… I almost ended up hospitalized for my mental instability and I was becoming very unstable to the point of giving up on myself. I was abandoning my children emotionally, -For what? -Pride? MUST be responsible and save my credit? -Money, debt, credit. Thank you for the experience I had with the loss of my husband to know what choices were more important.

I felt I was at a crossroads in life. I was left with no choice but to let go of something I held very important. Being analytical has allowed me to get to this point in my life, but now living life day by day and not labeling the outcome or having judgments, allows me to live simpler and gratefully with my eyes open.

I’m still learning here, but those lessons through those challenging experiences, have allowed me to become more aware in life and see things in a different perspective.

Humbly grateful I am to being present in my own mind, body and spirit.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

In Awe

Just recently I went on a road trip to meet and camp with some friends east of the mountains… all that really stands out for me on that trip, was that I enjoyed the drive more so than the weekend itself. It was cold at night over there. -6 degrees cold! Anyway~ on the drive there and back, I was admiring the vivid colors and all that mother earth provides for us.

Not long ago those trees were once green but were now turning with the season, and nobody had to do a thing. It’s nature!

Nature by definition means: OMG! It had so many meanings, but factually it means that naturally the earth flourishes without human civilization’s help. It really makes me think about GOD and the universe, and amazingly how everything we truly need is provided for us. The earth is so abundant!

I am so happy and grateful that I do not allow myself to fall into the trap of socialism, materialism and any other isms for that matter. The ability to be able to slow down and see the simple things in life are very important to me. I do enjoy the nicer things and they would be nice but life is more important to me. I love to feel and love my way through life.