Ima Sumac Watkins Offering a Meditation and Intuition Tele-class

Ima Sumac Watkins Offering a Meditation and Intuition Tele-class

Having experienced Ima’s insights, talents, and counseling one-on-one, I’m looking forward to participating in this course. If you missed my interview with Ima Sumac Watkins on The Writestream, click below to listen and learn more about this fabulous woman and her life-changing services.

As noted in the interview, lately I’ve been studying the works of Florence Scovel Shinn. I’d heard of her years ago through my attendance at Unity Church in Delray Beach, where Reverend Nancy Norman often referenced her in sermons. Last year, I found her books on audio on You Tube and started listening repeatedly. Recently, I ordered her complete works in paperback and have been actively reading and taking notes every day.

Due to Shinn’s conversational writing style and ability to explain these concepts in a down-to-earth, humorous way, her books and affirmations resonate with me unlike any previously. There have been many worthy teachers (in the form of real people and books) along the way, so I’m not diminishing anyone else. I’ve learned and continue to gain lessons from all of them. It’s just that at this time, Florence Scovel Shinn seems to speak to me like no other. I highly recommend reading and studying her complete works.

And, if you, like me, also wish to talk with a contemporary practitioner, give Ima a call to register for her tele-class. Learn more about Ima Sumac Watkins at www.About.Me/iwatkins.

 

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Get Fit, Feel Fabulous with Britt: Day One

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Health and wellness coach Britt Allen, host of Get Fit Feel Fabulous with Britt on Writestream.

I mentioned on Love Liberty & Lip Gloss last night that my friend and fellow Toastmaster Britt Allen will be hosting a new program on the network called Get Fit, Feel Fabulous with Britt. Debuting on Saturday, February 14 — Valentine’s Day — it will air every Saturday at 10 a.m. Eastern and encourage listeners to live with passion, purpose, and intention. Of course, maintaining good health is vital to that effort so Britt will also share her insights on how to have more energy, lose weight (if that’s desired), and age beautifully.

Last week, I accepted Britt’s 30-day challenge and am starting a whole new regimen beginning today — along with my dear friend Damalis — who is the perfect “buddy” for such an endeavor. I’ll share more details as we move ahead in this new lifestyle and post pictures of our progress. For so many of us, “seeing is believing” (even though scriptural teachings advise us that believing is seeing) which is why I don’t want to divulge too much information at this point.

But if all goes as planned, I should see some very significant changes by the time Britt goes on the air on February 14. At that time, I’ll join her on Get Fit, Feel Fabulous to offer my feedback and hopefully share some astonishing results.

I am delighted that this amazing woman has joined the Writestream Radio Network and look forward to a long partnership!

Stay tuned for details. 🙂

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Viewing an Old Movie with New Eyes: Michael with John Travolta

MichaelTravoltaI remember going to theater to see the movie Michael with my mother when it was released in late 1996 and recall clearly that neither one of us liked it very much. Looking back on it now, I realize I was still in the throes of panic and anxiety disorder at the time and had just spent several weeks undergoing medical tests to determine that there was absolutely no physical problem causing the symptoms I was experiencing. By December of 1996, the acute phase had passed but I still hadn’t yet encountered Francis Fox, the woman who would help me put an end to it once and for all.

The purpose of that set-up is to demonstrate that given my state of mind, the message embedded in a film like Michael was too esoteric for my comprehension, although the people who’d recommended it saw the movie strictly as a comedy (which it is). However, there’s so much more to Michael than just some great laughs because the comic relief is a vehicle for a much deeper understanding.

This past weekend while hanging out at a friend’s house I had the opportunity to watch Michael again. And nearly 20 years later, due to various factors including significant spiritual and emotional growth, I saw it with new eyes. I discovered that one of the many messages conveyed through this entertaining, poignant and humorous film is that the angels want us to be happy and enjoy life. Yes, we have responsibilities like work and family, and an imperative to fight against injustice, tyranny and other kinds of evil. But life isn’t just about suffering and pain.

For those who don’t remember or have never seen the film, Michael is an embodied angel who comes to earth. He’s living with an old woman (played by Jean Stapleton) who owns a motel somewhere in Iowa. After the woman sends a letter to a popular tabloid about the angel living in her home, the paper’s publisher sends two reporters to check it out. The owner of the paper is just looking for a big scoop with an even bigger payoff when he sends his skeptical reporters off to do their jobs. But none of them have any idea what awaits them when they descend upon the desolate midwestern town. Nor are they prepared for the monumental impact Michael will have upon their lives as an unexpected turn of events necessitates a road trip back to the paper’s Chicago headquarters — at Michael’s insistence. His refusal to board a plane initially confounds them, but as their adventure unfolds his motives become very clear. Michael’s all about enjoying the journey and showing his new friends how to do the same.

I really enjoyed the set-up for the story and its cast of characters. When Michael foreshadows to Frank (William Hurt) that he will apologize when Michael gives the order, it piqued my curiosity. And when it finally happens, it ushers in a life-changing realization for two of the characters. But Michael has a profound effect on everyone he meets along the way to Chicago — from fawning waitresses to the cute little dog that’s part of their posse. He savors every human experience with unbridled enthusiasm — from the sweetness of sugar (a scene early on in the film involving sugar and cereal grossed me out the first time around) to the joy of dancing.

There are countless examples of the angel’s desire to show people how to live. For those who haven’t seen Michael or don’t remember much about the plot, I won’t spoil it here. Either way, it is highly recommended viewing and I’m thrilled to have taken the time to watch it again, free from the burden of panic disorder and assisted by the insights that come with both age and personal growth.

Featuring a talented cast including John Travolta, Jean Stapleton, William Hurt and Andie MacDowell, Michael will warm your heart, make you laugh and encourage you to live life to the fullest.

 

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Writestream Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with Renee Gatz

Author Renee Gatz.

Author Renee Gatz.

It’s getting to be that time of year again — and in keeping with tradition I am thrilled to welcome back author Renee Gatz to Writestream Tuesday! Renee’s book Wise Words and Witty Expressions is a collection of Irish wisdom gleaned from her grandmother. Filled with heartwarming anecdotes, down-to-earth humor and practical advice, the book is a must-have for everyone having a human experience. In other words, no matter your background, Wise Words and Witty Expressions has something valuable to offer – from dealing with relationships to remaining true to yourself.

I’m also looking forward to chatting with Renee about her busy year of speaking engagements and events designed to engage and connect with her audience. As always, we welcome your calls at 347-945-7246 and your participation in the live chat. Don’t miss Writestream Tuesday with author Renee Gatz on Tuesday, March 11 at 1 p.m. Eastern!

Visit Renee’s blog here. Listen to last year’s interview with Renee here.

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