Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Do You Wanna Know A Secret?

When my children were small, I joined various playgroups & mommy clubs which resulted in outrageous conversation. I met rogue moms who used the power of the MOON to discipline & potty train their toddlers. Gasp!
Soon, I began to notice that occasionally my toddler would become a crazed maniac .. and it coincided with a full moon. Is there something to this?  I dunno.

Best selling author, Susan Masino, has written a fascinating book which examines various cosmic wonders. Masino shares her research of our mystical universe & more in her latest book The Secrets of the Universe. The book examines universal laws, synchronicity, positive manifestation, healing with light and numerology.

Don't miss our chat on the radio show tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. CST. You can hear the recorded show at this link as well.

I asked Susan to look into the universe & share some tips with us for a peaceful holiday season, because I think this time of year is among the most stressful for folks. Here are Susan's Top 5 Tips For a More Peaceful Holiday Season: 

1-Remember to take care of yourself first. Take some quiet time to relax, recharge and reflect on what means the most to you during an always hectic holiday season.

2-Forget perfection. Everyone wants to have the perfect holiday, with the perfect decorations, food, gifts,...Nothing is ever perfect and thinking things have to be perfect makes the holiday season that much more stressful.

3-Focus on family. Getting together with family is the most important part of the holiday season. Work on staying in the moment, and savoring the time that you do have together.

4-Give thanks. Especially over the holiday season, we don't realize how much we have to be thankful for. Being grateful and truly enjoying what you do have, is a great trait to pass down to your children.

5-Another way to truly enjoy a peaceful holiday season is to do what you can for others less fortunate. Donating gifts, providing goods to a food pantry, volunteering to serve a holiday dinner somewhere, any help that you can give someone to make their days a little brighter is what the holidays are all about.

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My Music Nugget of the Week:

Ray Stevens always seemed like a goofball to me (well The Streak WAS moronic) ...  but I recently heard this song & was pleasantly surprised to hear he was the artist. The song seems pretty fitting for this time of year.  Enjoy...

Ray Stevens  "Everything Is Beautiful"

Peace & Love,

Lanea Stagg
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Anonymous said...

Lanea, your posting of the link to Ray Stevens' "Everything is Beautiful" really resonated with me. It became the No. 1 song in America just about three weeks after the shooting of four students at Kent State University and not long after the bombing of Frances Tavern in New York, where George Washington bade farewell to his troops at the end of the Revolutionary War. The spring of 1970 was a time when the U.S. was sharply split along ideological and generational differences, much of it over the war in Vietnam. And it was also that spring when Paul McCartney, in effect, left The Beatles, which effectively meant the end of the group. In fact, the week that "Everything Is Beautiful" went to No. 1 on Billboard's singles chart was "Let It Be"'s last week in the Top Ten and it was "The Long and Winding Road" that ended the two-week run at the top for "Everything Is Beautiful." So, along with Marmalade's "Reflections of My Life" and Brotherhood of Man's ""United We Stand," both of which were also hits that fractious spring, "Everything Is Beautiful" has a particular emotional resonance for me.

Lanea Stagg said...

REALLY enjoy your recollection of these events Al! Music generates many emotions & your memories are those that everyone can relate to. Thank you for sharing !!! -Lanea