Alternative Medicine Saves Foot from Amputation

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA South African newspaper reports doctors told diabetic Terry Whitfield that his gangrene-ravaged foot would need to be amputated. Instead he sought the help of an alternative healer and calls the outcome a miracle… ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ Terry’s unconventional treatment at the time included ozone therapy, colloidal silver ingestion and oxygen gel. And now he wishes to instil hope in others facing the same predicament brought on by diabetes. (East London Community paper) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

7 Success Habits to Design a Life you Love

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreGoal setting is a skill I learned early on in life, and it’s a skill that has helped me immensely in creating a life I love. Did you know that only 4% of the population actually achieves the goals they set? Here are some great ideas about how you can use goals to create a life that you love.1. Get a buddy! Everyday at 7:30 am my success partner Janet and I share the one thing we’ll each do that day to be Happy, Healthy and Wealthy. Sometimes we talk for three minutes, sometimes 15. The point is to set tangible action items for the day that get you one step closer to your heart’s desires.2. Determine what you want in life. One of my mentors, Brian Buffini taught me to set goals in 5 areas of my life: Spiritual, Personal, Friends & Family, Career, and Finance. What a difference having goals makes! There is no one right way to set goals. Just do it, and when you do, grant yourself permission to think really big. 3. Set tangible goals with time lines. Consider making weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly goals. Why not create goals for 2-10 years out? Once all of your goals are set you will have a map ready to lead you to achieving your dreams.4. Set a Quantum Leap Goal. Jack Canfield, co-author of the internationally renowned Chicken Soup for the Soul series, taught me to take the time to set a goal so big that it can only be achieved by shifting your thinking and by engaging the Law of Attraction. The Law of Attraction states that what you focus on expands. And it’s true. Throughout my career I’ve leveraged this law for success.5. Have a quarterly Vision Day with a success partner. Write your successes from the last 90 days (you’ll be amazed at what you’ve done!). Set goals for the next 90 days in each area of your life (hint: use your annual goals as a guide to determine quarterly goals).6. Re-purpose your time. Get really particular about what you do with your time – ALL of your time – especially the time you spend with other people. Leverage your commute into an educational experience! Take one week a month and listen to CD’s on personal development.7. Record and listen to your goals. My friend Craig records his goals and then creates play lists in his iTunes that have goals mixed in between his favorite songs. So he listens to music, and then gets to hear himself saying an affirmative goal. Talk about being intentional!Become part of the minority and take the first step in achieving the goals you set! I guarantee that as you add goals and benchmarks to your new intentional life, you won’t be able to help but pass on the keys to your success to others. This is the beauty of living a life you love – once you get there, you’ll want everyone around you to find the same happiness and success that you have. It’s simply contagious. Kristen Marie Schuerlein is a fourth generation entrepreneur who is committed to living intentionally by harnessing the power of affirmations. After 11 years at the helm of a successful graphic design and marketing company she founded Affirmagy, a company that creates fleece blankets silk screened with positive affirmations. Kristen’s positive life force inspires others to design – and live – a life they love. Contact Kristen by email here. Image by Celestine Chua – CC license on FlickrAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Rivers, Plants and Animals Now Have Constitutional Rights

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreEcuador has become the first nation in the world to grant constitutional rights to the natural environment. On Sept. 28, the country voted for a new constitution that, among other changes, gives many of the same rights to rivers, forests, plants and animals as it does to people. (From the Green Report, Toronto Globe and Mail)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img

Helping When You Don’t Know How

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreI had no idea what to expect. A pastor had called me and asked if I could visit a man who was in the hospital. He completely broke down and was threatening to shoot his entire family. I didn’t know what I would say to him. I had no magical wand or secret powers.When we met he first looked at me with mistrust and bewilderment. His eyes looked tired and he was shaking. Who was I and what did I want? I simply introduced myself and sat down. We talked and in time he opened up to me about his feelings of failure, the job he had been laid off from, and the bottle that was giving him relief. He said he was not serious about hurting his family, and that people overreacted. We talked about how this experience could be used as a powerful stepping stone forward. I knew a thing about bouncing back and how anything really is possible. After he was released we kept in touch. I stressed the importance behind his children needing a father who was sober. He did well at first, but soon called drunk. I told him that he first had to help himself before seeing the hand out to help him up.I worked with him on moving forward with his life. Amends could be made but he had to forgive himself first. He had to get back up, dust his pants off, and try again. As humans we live our lives constantly falling down and failing. Its what we do with our failures that count. I shared some very personal information about my own life and bouncing back. I had been a patient, in the same exact room he was in, over 10 years ago. I knew what he was feeling because I had shed the same tears.What happened next I will never forget. Instead of taking on these challenges he took his own life. I felt like I had failed and may be at fault for not having done more. Helping in these lives come at a price. I was hurt and angry with his choice.My wife helped me understand that to stop this program would be failure. Was I basing my actions on success or on need?I shared this post to show that all this program is not one that always has a happy ending. Did I fail? I know the answers today but didn’t at that time. Who wants to walk into a county mental health hospital and connect with lives in the midst of hurt? I did not want to go, yet something inspired me to go forward. I thought of the lives of those who might choose the right paths ahead. Was it fair to them?It took a bit for me to get back on the horse and move forward. I had to understand what happen and know that the dark side of life often needs the most light shown on it. I have used this situation as a reminder not to duck the phone or not return a call. I had ignored a call around the same time as his death, thinking he was just drunk and loaded.(TheSequoiaProject.com)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Starbucks Wants to Create Jobs — for Other Businesses

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreStarbucks Corp CEO Howard Schultz, decrying a lack of leadership in Washington, said his chain of coffee shops is helping to launch a nationwide fund designed to stimulate U.S. job creation.The fund, seeded with a $5 million donation from the Starbucks Foundation, is a partnership with a group of private financial institutions that normally provide affordable loans to low-income people and communities. As of November 1, the fund will accept donations at CreateJobsforUSA.org and at Starbucks cafes in the US. Donors who give $5 or more will get a wristband inscribed with the word “Indivisible.”(READ the story from Reuters)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Grandson Buys Back the Family Farm

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreIf only his grandparents could see him now.Chandler Nunnikhoven has bought back their beloved Iowa farmstead after it slipped out of the family hands in the 1990’s when the elderly couple reached their 80’s and could no longer handle the upkeep.After a century under the same lineage of farmers, the three barns fell into even more disrepair under the new owners.Now, 147 years after the farm’s original horse barn was hand-hewn by the Loynachans using nearby American elms, the 24-year-old seized a second chance on behalf of his family. Chandler purchased the property and hired Amish barn builders to help him restore the farm’s historical heritage.(READ the original story in the Des Moines Register and READ the update this week about how the barn renovations)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

GM Posts Highest Profit Ever; Workers to Share Wealth

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreGeneral Motors earned its largest profit ever in 2011, two years after it nearly collapsed.Strong sales in the United States and China helped the automaker turn a profit of $7.6 billion, beating its old record of $6.7 billion set during the pickup and SUV boom of 1997.GM said 47,500 blue-collar workers in the United States will get $7,000 profit-sharing checks in March.The car company is vastly different than it was in 1997. It’s smaller and has less debt, and its union contract is less costly.(READ the AP story in the Charlotte Observer)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Hotel Goes Above and Beyond to Recover Guest’s Family Heirloom

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreTaryn Thompson was astonished and grateful when strangers helped find her lost family heirloom. It was a special ring that her grandmother Louise Thompson left her after she passed away in 2007. As reported by WLEX 18 News, the western Kentucky student was attending a wedding in Lexington when she stopped into the Gratz Park Inn to freshen up.That’s when she must have lost the ring… but, no one at the hotel could find it. When the heirloom failed to appear in the sink traps, they thought there was only one other place that the ring could possibly be: the trash in the dumpsters.— WATCH the VIDEO at WLEX-18 News— READ the Reuters story via Yahoo NewsAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Pen Pals Finally Embrace With Tears After Writing For 38 Years (WATCH)

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThese two pen pals have been great friends since they were kids, but now, after finally meeting each other for the first time in 38 years, they’re closer than ever.Beth Graham and Sandi Fisher first discovered their friendship in the 5th grade when they both replied to the old children’s television show Big Blue Marble to request a pen pal. They’ve had a few brief phone conversations in the past but long-distance calls were too expensive for chatting.WATCH: “I Got You a Hamster!” Sister’s Love Brings Boy to TearsOver the years, their friendship has evolved to include emailing and Facebook messaging. Then came the day when Sandi was visiting Pennsylvania from Colorado and the two finally came together face to face after almost four decades.It was bliss.“You’re shorter than I imagined!” says a joyful Beth through tears.(WATCH the video below from Inside Edition…)Start a Conversation… Share this.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Gas Station Spreads Joy With Their Witty One-Liners on Welcome Sign

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore A gas station in the Seattle, Washington suburb of Wallingford is winning people over with its witty sense of humor.The Chevron Station at the corner of North 45th and Woodlawn Place North spreads much-needed laughter with every one-liner posted on their 54-character roadside sign. Each week, the store manager Cassandra Gaspard, places the letters that add up to catchy one-liners like, “Ban Pre-Shredded Cheese, Make America Grate Again” or “My Reality Check Has Bounced”.WATCH: Determined Dachshund Tries to Pull His Teddy Bear Into a Small CarrierSome customers would never go anywhere else, as long as Cassandra and her amusing antics await them here.You can follow the Wallingford sign on Facebook and renew your chuckles weekly.(WATCH the video or READ more from King-5 News – Note* Auto-playing video so adjust your speakers)SHARE a Laugh Today…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more