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Welcome to - DOC 5


									I hope you will receive a fortnightly dose of motivation, inspiration, laughter and
thought-provoking quotes. If you find yourself bogged down in our competitive,
stressful work world, take a few minutes to read and then think about the
positive messages you will receive.

1.    Inspirational Quotes
2.    Who We Really Are by Joe Mazzella
3.    Find of the week
4.    Wild Trivia
5.    Metaphor - Teach Him Gently
6.    Ken Warren- Build your self-worth
7.    Jokes
9.    Motivational
10. On a Personal note
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1. Inspirational Quotes

"Our subconscious minds have no sense of humour, play no jokes and cannot tell the
difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually
think about eventually will manifest in our lives." ~ Sidney Madwed

The problem isn’t that “All the world’s a stage”; the problem is that all the actors are amateurs
without scripts.

You may not remember what you said to someone yesterday, but the one you said it to
may remember it for a lifetime.

The persons that seem to be the strongest, are the ones who are most weak.
The persons that always defend others, are the ones who most need your help.
The persons that spend most their time visiting others, are the ones who most need
your company.

The persons that spend most of the time helping others, are the ones who most need

When the door of happiness closes, another opens; but often times we look so long at
the closed door that we don't see the one, which has been opened for us.

Don't go for looks; they can deceive. Don't go for wealth; even that fades away.
Go for someone who makes you smile, because it takes only a smile to make a dark day
seem bright. Find the one that makes your heart smile. Dream what you want to
dream; go where you want to go; be what you want to be, because you have only one
life and one chance to do all the things you want to do. May you have enough
happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to
keep you human and enough hope to make you happy. The happiest of people don't
necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that
comes along their way.

The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; you can't go forward
in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.

"You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You're on your own. And you know what you know.
And you are the one who'll decide where to go." Dr. Seuss

"Golf's not a matter of life or death. It's much more important than that." - Red

B.I.B.L.E. = Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth

"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." -John Wooden

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky

"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your
goals." - Henry Ford

"I started smoking to lose weight. After I dropped that lung I felt pretty good."
- Michael Meehan

The gesture is the thing truly expressive of the individual – as we think so will we
act.” - Martha Graham

Number 2
WHO WE REALLY ARE By Joseph J. Mazzella

I heard the sweetest, most beautiful, and most delightful sound the other day. It
warmed my heart, brought a smile to my lips, and filled my soul with joy when I heard
it. It was the glorious sound of children laughing, playing, running, and singing. It was
beautiful music to my ears and a wonderful reminder of who we really are in this life.

All too often I think we forget who we really are in this life. We get so caught up in
our struggles, conflicts, hatreds, judgments, and troubles that we stop seeing who we
really are and why we are really here. We get so wrapped up in the pain, fear and
darkness that are sometimes in this life that we forget the joy, love, and light that
dwells within each of our hearts and souls.

Who are we really then? We are more than just these bodies that we walk around in.
We are more than just these random thoughts that fill our minds. We are more than
just the reactions and feelings that come upon us all day long. We are instead glorious
creations of God capable of so much goodness, peace, and happiness. We are
spreaders of delight to sad minds. We are sharers of joy to lonely hearts. We are
givers of love to weakened souls. We are magical human beings creating smiles and
laughter wherever we go. We are angels in disguise giving messages of God’s love to
everyone in the world. We are beings of light casting out the darkness of the world
with our bright, shining souls. We are Children of God letting His peace, love, and joy
come through our every thought, feeling, and action. We are miracles of life and love
making the world a better place just by being in it. We are wondrous souls living the
way we were meant to live. We are all these things and even more. It is up to us,
however, to remember who we really are and why we are really here. It is up to us to
be what God always meant for us to be.


3. Find of the week

I was having an out of body experience one day so I grounded myself and got centred
with the help of my spirit guides and almost astral travelled anyway, but the phone
rang. I sensed the negative vibrations so I threw the I-Ching and checked my
numerology chart and nearly had a primal, but my energy was too blocked, so I did
some bioenergetics and self parenting, took some flower essence and ate an organic
oat bran ginseng muffin, but my inner child wasn't feeling nurtured yet so I had a
Rice Dream Frozen Pie too, but that made me hyper so I did the relaxation response

while listening to my subliminal tapes, but I was feeling depersonalized so I did some
polarity work, foot reflexology and past life regression, then rebirthed myself and
called Moon Beam, the body worker, to make an appointment for a Shiatsu, Reike,
Rolfing, Feldenkreis, Swedish, Japanese deep tissue massage, but she flaked out and
never returned my call, so I decided to energize my crystals and do some positive
imagery because all my visualization techniques and affirmations made my space feel
invaded, so to get empowered, I got a psychic reading from Mother HeartLove around
the issue of my assertiveness so I could feel my radiance and have some energy for
my psycho-callisthenics and inversion swing before my harmonic brain-wave synergy
session, which made me more focused for my actualization seminar, holistic healing
class and dream workshop, so I'd be more clear for my Gestalt behavioural cognitive
transpersonal Rechian Jungian Freudian Ericksonian session at the hot springs but my
aura was weak for my trance- channelling group so I fasted until noon to recharge my
chakras and I sensed my intuition was high and my cycle was focused, so I turned on
my ion generator to open up for my neural-linguistic programming session, but I
needed to have my pyramid recharged before my guided synchronicity meditation, so
I got some cranio-sacral therapy, which aligned me for the fire walk, which was
between my tarot card reading and my sensory deprivation tank appointment, but
after all that I felt what I truly needed was a meaningful relationship to mirror
myself so I went t my personal shaman, and then to my guru, but they were no help,
so instead I went to the Intensive Whole Life Earth Rebirth Cosmic Expo Symposium
Workshop to find someone who really knew what was going on, but that didn't work
either, so I locked myself in a calcium coated Orgone Box and went to sleep so I
could "get it" in the dream state.


Hair Growing Soup

According to Helen Lee in her book "The Tao of Beauty," you can eat your way to
great hair.

Her Black Sesame Seed Soup can be eaten as a snack or even for dessert and
supposedly provides skin and hair benefits. Helen Lee says the ingredients should be
purchased fresh from your nearest Chinese grocer.

1 cup of uncooked long-grain white rice
1 cup of black sesame seeds
1 tablespoon of sugar, or to your own tastes

Wash and drain the rice and the sesame seeds in separate containers. Stir-fry the
sesames seeds in a dry skillet over low heat for approximately 5 minutes or until the
heat releases their fragrance. Be careful to not let them burn.

Grind the rice and toasted seeds with 1/4 cup of water in a blender or food
processor. Pour the mixture plus an additional 1 3/4 cups of water into a medium-
sized saucepan. Cook over medium heat for approximately 10 minutes, stirring often
to avoid burning. Add sugar as desired to taste.

Hair Growing Soups notwithstanding, if you're having hair loss problems and also
drinking distilled water, there may be a connection between the two. Details at:


4. Wild Trivia


First, eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start
bragging about it.
Second, the older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
Third, some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know
"why" I look this way. I've travelled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.
Fourth, when you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to your youth, think of
Fifth, you know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.
Sixth, I don't know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.
Seventh, one of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice
change from being young.
Eighth, one must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Ninth, being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.
Tenth, long ago when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called
witchcraft. Today it's called golf.

And finally, if you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at
when you're old.
From The Timothy Report, Swan Lake Communications.

Stay Bright Eyed

Did you know parsley water is recommended for eliminating sties and general
puffiness around the eyes?

The trick is to place a handful of fresh parsley in s soup bowl, then pour a coup of
boiling water over the parsley and let it steep for 10 minutes.

After soaking a washcloth in the water, lie down and place the washcloth over your
troubled eyes. Leave it on your closed lids while you relax for 10 minutes.

Do this in the morning and repeat the procedure just before bedtime.
Home Remedies that Always Work

This Little Piggy

Health Sciences Institute e-Alert

Are you one of the millions of people who suffer from onychomycosis? That's
pronounced: onako-my-kosis. And if it doesn't have a catchy ring to it, it's far more
appealing than calling it what it really is: toenail fungus.

Not pretty, but what can you do? This common problem affects more than 12 million
Americans. And many HSI members too, judging from the numerous postings on the
HSI Forum that have addressed this annoying health problem.

Recently, a member named Bill posted this typical question: "Does anyone know of a
non-prescription way to clear up toenail fungus?"

The key phrase here is "non-prescription," because one of the ironies of this
condition is that it's not harmful to your overall health, but the drugs used to
address it definitely can be. You may have seen the TV commercial for a toenail
fungus medication in which a cartoon fungus spore lifts up a toenail and burrows in
under the nail where he and his fungus friends wreak havoc. It's an uncomfortable
image, but that's about how it works. When your bare feet are exposed to damp
conditions in public areas - such as locker rooms or swimming pools - a fungus called
trichophyton rubrum can slip in under a toenail and begin growing. Damaged nails are
most susceptible, and people who have immune system disorders, diabetes or a
history of athlete's foot are particularly vulnerable.

Toenail fungus can be unsightly, but it doesn't hurt, and except for extreme cases it
doesn't create any health problems. But once a nail is infected, the fungus can spread
to other nails, including fingernails, so it's a good idea to treat it early, before it
grows out of control.

Some of those toenail fungus commercials will lead you to believe that medication is
the only way to treat the problem, but don't you believe it. And, as I said above, the
side effects for those medications are far worse than the fungus. They include

headaches, nausea, rashes and even blood disorders. Liver damage is also enough of a
danger that patients taking these drugs need to have their liver function tested
during the medication period, which can take up to a year or more. That's because
toenails only grow a couple of millimetres each month, and the healing progresses at
the same slow speed - whether you use a prescription or natural methods.

One of the most common natural treatments for toenail fungus is tea tree oil, which
is discussed at length on the HSI Forum. A member named Lynn says that after
trimming her nail back (easy to do when it's in a deteriorating condition), she used a
soft toothbrush to apply the oil twice each day. This process took nine months, but
the nail eventually grew in just fine.

Lynn might have helped her cause by taking one additional step. Some of the safe
treatments for toenail fungus recommended by Jonathan V. Wright, M.D. Because
it's sometimes hard to get natural anti-fungals (such as tea tree oil and oregano oil)
under the nail in sufficient concentration, Dr. Wright suggests applying DMSO, a
natural solvent available at many natural food stores. DMSO carries the natural anti-
fungal solutions right through the nail where they can start to work against the
fungus. Also note that oregano oil appears to be the most effective natural anti-
fungal, but cautions that it's very strong. If it irritates surrounding skin, it can be
diluted with a little olive oil to reduce potency.

Another recommendation is the good old fashioned topical antibiotic iodine for
toenail fungus, specifically potassium iodide (SSKI)." Dr. Wright has written many
times about how SSKI can inhibit or kill bacteria, viruses and fungi, and he highly
recommends it in combination with DMSO for treating toenail fungus.

But SSKI use comes with a couple of warnings. Very few people are allergic to iodine,
but those who are should avoid its use in any form, including SSKI. Iodine can also
suppress thyroid function when taken for long periods of time. So to be on the safe
side, consult with your doctor or a naturopathic healthcare professional before using
SSKI. Those with thyroid conditions need to take special care in monitoring thyroid
function while using this treatment.

And then there's the sock problem. If you apply SSKI to your toes and then put on
socks, the iodine may stain the fabric with an orangey-brown colour. So if the
appearance of your socks is a concern, take care to reduce contact with toes that are
freshly treated with SSKI.

SSKI sometimes requires a prescription, but may be available without one in some
compounding pharmacies and health food stores.

There are a couple of things you can do to help prevent onychomycosis from ever
getting started. If your feet are regularly exposed to damp conditions, avoid using
nail polish, which can help trap moisture beneath the nails. Keeping your feet clean
and dry also helps, as does changing your socks or hosiery daily.

And by all means, at the first sign of toenail discoloration, flaking or deterioration,
begin treatment immediately and you may avoid spending the next year with your feet
smelling like oregano.

Some useful (?!) facts....thanks Lyn Macintosh

1. A snail can sleep for three years.
2. Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6
years of age.
3. Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, dogs only about 10.
4. February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a Full moon.
5. If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end
because of the rate of reproduction.
6. In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
7. Leonardo DaVinci invented scissors.
8. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop
9. Shakespeare invented the words 'assassination' and 'bump'.
10. 'Stewardesses' is the longest word typed with only the left hand, 'lollipop' with
your right.
11. The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
12. The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.
13. 'Typewriter' is the longest word that can be made using the letters on one row of
the keyboard.
14. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
15. If you are an average American, in your whole life you will spend an average of 6
months waiting at red lights.
16. In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch face
is 10:10.
17. The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.
18. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks, otherwise it
will digest itself.
19. There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order:
abstemious and facetious.
20. There is a word in the English language with only one vowel which occurs five
times: indivisibility.

21. The Bible does not say there were three wise men; it only says there were three
22. Did you know that crocodiles never outgrow the pool in which they live? That
means if you put a baby croc in an aquarium, it would be little for the rest of its life.
23. A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle; a group of geese in the air is a skein.
24. A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100 of a second.
25. Pinocchio is Italian for "pine eye".
26. More than 50% of people in the world have never made or received a phone call.
27. Rats and horses can't vomit.
28. The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue
twister in the English language...try it!
29. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700
30. In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
31. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
32. A duck's quack doesn't echo anywhere, and no one knows why.
33. In the course of an average lifetime you will, while sleeping, eat 70 assorted
insects and 10 spiders. (I really didn't need to know this!)
34. Most lipstick contains fish scales.
35. Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different
36. A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one American advertising
agency did a good job of putting that figure into perspective in one of its releases:

A billion seconds ago it was 1959.
A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.
A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.
A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes, at the rate Washington spends

Understanding the mystery of Hiccups.

Hiccups are those irritating little contractions of your abdominal muscles. The
muscles are trying to crush some unwelcome air bubbles that invaded your stomach.
Think about it, they always occur after you haven't eaten for a while, your mouth is
watering, so you grab a bite of food, then unfortunately you begin to hiccup. Some
people are lucky they can just belch. How can you help your belly muscles destroy
those pesky air bubble invaders? Well, here is all you have to do: Place one or two
teaspoons of plain sugar in your mouth, swallowing as the sugar dissolves, a sip or two
of water is permissible only after you have swallowed the dissolved sugar. In less
than two or three minutes, your belly muscles will win the battle, no more hiccups, and
please begin eating on a regular schedule. CAUTION: If your physician has told you to

stay away from sugar, then do not use this hiccup curing process. This is only for
those hiccupped who can tolerate the consumption of sugar.


The Healing Power of Honey
By Elizabeth Cole, author of 101 Things To Do With Honey!

Apitherapy, the treatment of various conditions using honeybee products, has been
around a long time. Honey is one of the oldest medicines we have, with proof of its
healing power dating back more than 5000 years. Even Hippocrates found that honey
"cleans sores and ulcers of the lips, heals carbuncles and running sores."

It has been a staple ingredient of folk medicines throughout the ages and now, it is
even gaining credibility with current medical and scientific communities. British
researchers have proven that applying raw honey to fresh wounds prevents infection
as well as any medication and often eliminates the need for antibiotics. They have
also learned that honey-treated cuts and scrapes heal quicker than those treated
with medicated ointments.

Other researchers have found that honey can alleviate asthma, calm nerves and
induce sleep, ease pain and relieve diarrhoea.

Raw honey can be a valuable part of your "First Aid Kit," here's a few suggestions:

Bee Stings: Dab on a bit of honey immediately. It helps draw the stinger out, eases
the pain and neutralizes poisons.

Blisters: Combine 1 tsp. honey, 1 tsp. Aloe Vera gel and
10 drops lavender oil. Dab on blister, cover with bandage. Change bandage and repeat
2 to 3 times per day.

Burns: Immediately spread a thin layer of raw honey over the burn. Especially good
for oil splatter type burns and steam burns, but of benefit to all types of burns. It
relieves stinging, prevents blisters and infection, and speeds healing.

Sunburn: Combine 1 cup apple cider vinegar, 1/4 cup honey and 1/4 cup Aloe Vera gel.
Paint onto sunburned skin with pastry brush or damp sponge.

Wounds: The high levels of potassium found in honey make it very difficult, if not
impossible, for bacteria to survive. Applying a thin layer of raw honey to any cut,
scrape or scratch is beneficial.

Beyond treating injury and illness, there are other reasons to pay attention to honey.
Incorporating it into your daily diet is an excellent step to take towards maintaining
general good health.

Dr. D.C. Jarvis says "I am saddened when people tell me that they don't eat honey
because costs more than white sugar. In the long run, you must pay either the grocer
or the druggist."

Honey can be substituted for white sugar very easily, even in baking, and the health
benefits for everyone but especially for children are worth every penny.


5. Metaphor

thanks Lyn Macintosh
                                  Teach Him Gently

World, my young son starts school tomorrow. It's all going to be strange and new to
him for a while...and I wish you would sort of treat him gently. It is an adventure
that will probably include wars, tragedy and sorrow. The world that he will live in
requires faith, love and courage.

So world, I wish that you would sort of take him by his young hand and teach him the
things that he will have to know.

Teach him, but gently if you can. I know, he will have to learn that all men are not
just, that all men are not true. But teach him that for every scoundrel there is a hero
that for every selfish politician, there is a dedicated leader. Teach him that for
every enemy, there is a friend.

It will take time World I know, but teach him, if you can to learn to lose and to enjoy
winning. Steer him away from envy, if you can and teach him the secret of quiet
laughter. Let him learn that the bullies are the easiest people to lick. Teach him, if
you can the wonder of books. But also give him the quiet time to ponder the eternal
mystery of the birds in the sky bees in the sun and the flowers on the hillside.

In school, world teach him it is far more honourable to fail, than to cheat. Teach him
to have faith in his own ideas even when everyone tells him that they are wrong.
Teach him to be gentle with gentle people and tough with tough people.

Try to give my son the strength not to follow the crowd when everyone else is getting
on the bandwagon. Teach him to listen to all men but teach him also to filter all he
hears on a screen of truth and take only the good that comes through.

Teach him, if you can how to laugh when he is sad. Teach him there is no shame in
tears. Teach him, there can be glory in failure, and despair in success. Teach him to
scoff at cynics, and to be aware of too much sweetness. Teach him to sell his brawn
and brains to the highest bidder. But, never put a price tag on his heart and soul.
Teach him to close his ears to a howling mob and to stand and figure, if he thinks that
he is right. Treat him gently, World, but don't coddle him because only the test of
fire makes fine steel.

Let him have courage to be impatient let him have the patience to be brave. Teach
him to always have faith in himself. Because, then he may always have faith in

This is a big order, World but see what you can do. He is such a fine little fellow...

6. Ken Warren Build your self-worth

Self-esteem is something that affects every area of our life – our relationships, our
sense of who we are and our well-being, says counsellor, Elaine Davis. “Self-esteem
also affects our physical and mental health and our performance in the workplace.
People often struggle with their self-worth due to not having challenged faulty
beliefs about themselves that may have arisen in childhood. Perhaps they have had
negative life experiences such as the death of a parent in childhood, parental
separation, chronic illness, or other setbacks such as relationship breakdown, losing a
job or losing money.

It is possible to rebuild your self-worth, even if it has taken serious blows", Ms Davis
said. “The first step is to challenge our beliefs and test them against logic. Some
might be worth holding onto, whereas others may need to be discarded. It is also
important to accept what we cannot change, but take responsibility for the things we
can. For example, some people may carry regrets or grudges over what has happened
to them or decisions they made in the past. Unfortunately, this only makes us unhappy
and often unhealthy. We are better to accept the fact that the past cannot be
changed no matter how much we dwell on it. We need to learn from it and focus our
attention and efforts on the present and future.

It is also important that we develop a healthy love and self-care for ourselves. This
can be done through simple actions like taking time out for rest and recreation, giving
ourselves treats perhaps through walking on the beach, being around positive people,
caring for our appearance, and finding a balance between our needs and the needs of

People often fear developing their self-worth as this involves change. In such
situations, a type of learned helplessness may have developed, where it is easier to
rely on others for making us feel better rather than doing something to help
ourselves. Some people rationalise such feelings believing that that is just the way
they are made. But we can make a difference and it can also help if we surround
ourselves with people who are supportive of such changes”.

Ken Warren, BA, M Soc Sc, CPC, MACA (clinical), is an experienced Counsellor,
Trainer and Author in private practice. He draws on 20 years experience in
counselling individuals and families, as well as in managing counselling, community
education and family mediation programs. Ken is also a newspaper columnist and
writes on family and relationship issues. He publishes a free weekly email newsletter
for helping professionals and the general public.

Ken’s workshops are interactive, enjoyable and practical. They will: get your attention,
stimulate your thinking, and benefit you personally as well as professionally. Ken aims
for a positive and varied learning experience through the use of colourful
presentations, fun activities, interesting groupwork, demonstrations, video
presentations, and comprehensive notes. Relevant books & resources are available for
sale at each workshop or through his website at

Contact details: Ken Warren and Associates
PO Box 54 Cotton Tree Qld Australia 4558

Level One
7 The Esplanade
Corner of Third Avenue
Cotton Tree
Telephone: (07) 5443 7626
Facsimile: (07) 5443 7447

7. Jokes
What do you use to cut the sea? A Sea-saw!!!


One day my young daughter and I were listening to one of my old Simon and Garfunkel
albums. When one particular song was finished, she asked me, "Well, did he?"
"Did he what?"
"Did Parsley save Rosemary in time?"

A gentleman was moving from one house to another, a couple streets away. Observing
the care-free way in which the moving crew yanked his furniture about, he decided to
move his prized grandfather's clock himself.

Taking the antique in his arms he started for the new house. But the clock was almost
as tall as its owner, and he had to put it down every few feet and rest his arms.

After half an hour of these exertions he was just about there, when one of the locals
happened to walk out of the corner bar. Watching the man with the clock for a few
moments he walked up to him and said in an unsteady voice, "Mister, can I ask you a
"What is it?" demanded the man.
"Why on earth don't you carry a watch?"
  Reporters interviewing a 104 year-old woman:
  "And what do you think is the best thing about being 104?" the reporter asked.
   She simply replied, "No peer pressure."

The nice thing about being senile is you can hide your own Easter eggs.

Just before the funeral services, the undertaker came up to the very elderly widow
and asked, "How old was your husband?"
"98," she replied. "Two years older than me."
"So you're 96," the undertaker commented.
She responded, "Hardly worth going home is it?"

I've sure gotten old. I've had 2 By-pass surgeries. A hip replacement, new knees.
Fought prostate cancer, and diabetes. I'm half blind, can't hear anything quieter
than a jet engine, take 40 different medications that make me dizzy, winded, and
subject to blackouts. Have bouts with dementia. Have poor circulation, hardly feel
my hands and feet anymore. Can't remember if I'm 85 or 92. Have lost all my friends.
  But..... Thank God, I still have my driver's license!

God, grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
  The good fortune to run into the ones I do,
  And the eyesight to tell the difference.

8. Motivational

                       WAYS to MAKE ROOM for JOY in the
                         LIFE YOU'RE ALREADY LIVING

Within our everyday lives we can experience JOY on a daily basis. But not if we
strive for joy through the acquisition of material things, fancy titles, or "free" time.
Striving in these ways drives joy away as surely as squeezing a handful of water
leaves us empty-handed. To find more joy in our daily lives we have to make room for

1. Give yourself a "Placelift."
      Let go of things that bind you to them, that conjure up negative experiences,
      or that remind you of the ways you aren't. Retain and spread around you a few
      things that hold positive memories, are inspiring or restful. Then you are free
      to experience the joyous freedom of nourishing memories and pleasing

2. Practice the greatest gift of all - Forgiveness.
      By living lives of conscious self-acceptance and learning to forgive ourselves we
      become more able to forgive others. By learning to forgive others, we give
      ourselves the gift of freedom from the past. Forgiveness loosens the
      debilitating constraints of anger, resentment, cynicism and despair and frees
      our hearts to swell with joy.

3. Take time to be present.
      Sweep away the busyness and mental chatter of lives lived in the possible
      future or buried past. When we second-guess what we "should have done" or
      anticipate what we are going to do, we become oblivious to the magic in the
      moment we are living. By learning to be present in the current moment we open
      to the treasures that it offers.

4. Walk with an Appreciative Heart.
     We dance with joy when counting our blessings - those that float unnoticed in
     our existing lives and those that cascade in unexpectedly. It's nearly

      impossible to be gloomy when acknowledging the gifts that are present in our

5. Face each day with a CAN DO attitude.
      When we let go of self-limiting beliefs, we invite ourselves to learn new things
      or tackle seemingly difficult challenges. We then experience the joyfulness of
      self-discovery and accomplishment.

6. Probe the paradoxical power of Surrender.
      Worry serves as a signal that we must tend to something, but when we have
      done all that can be done for the moment, it's time to let go of worry and
      surrender to the joyous support of people and possibilities. When intense
      emotions call - whether delight or fear, love or grief - surrender to them AND
      to the next emotion that calls. Don't hold on!

7. Surprise your life.
      Waken your five senses, practice harmless and minor outrages and seek a
      larger freedom in your life. In surprises come the joys of feeling truly alive.

8. Cultivate Beauty.
      Create beauty through your everyday activities and celebrate beauty in your
      everyday surroundings.

9. Embrace Laughter!
     Laughter enhances our physical well-being and our spirit and, as Marilyn
     Fergusan notes, “At the height of laughter the universe is flung into a
     kaleidoscope of new possibilities."

10. Give yourself simple extravagances and healthy indulgences.
      Garnish your life with little pleasures that don't destroy your bank account...or
      your health.


   10. On a Personal Note.

Hi to all,
Well it has been a pretty busy time lately.

I have just passed my exam to become a Myers Briggs Type Identifier. I
have really enjoyed doing this study and know that it will improve my
therapy skills and help give my clients better insight and acceptance of
themselves. It was a bit of a challenge for me, the concept of statistics
is not in the realm of what I would normally study but a necessary
component of this training, I must say I am very glad that module is over.

Paul, our son, is now a tram (light rail driver), and loving it. He has
deferred from his other studies and just focused on this for a semester,
and now I am so clever at the Myers Briggs stuff, I can really understand
him so much better. (I do wonder now how he has survived me all these
years!!) We have very different types within us.

The Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists is having their
biannual Convention shortly, as I am on the committee for that, I can now
really appreciate the work that goes into getting a convention together.
It appears to me there are a lot of people that work behind the scenes in
lots of organisations for the sheer joy of community benefit.

On another topic, I have just found out that I can be used for some
people on workers compensation, so if you know of anybody who could
benefit from my type of therapy in that situation please let them know.

I can feel the weather on the turn; spring is in the air - A period of
regrowth and a feeling of coming alive.

Thank you to the people who make this newsletter possible, the
contributors and especially to those of you who send me their
encouraging comments, it really makes a difference to me,

Love to all

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you strive to achieve!
Let's start an epidemic of achievers and cheerful people!!

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Lyndall Briggs - Kingsgrove Hypnosis & Counselling Centre
64 Shaw Street
Kingsgrove NSW 2208
Phone/Fax 02 95543350

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