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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I'm continually amazed at how signing up for newsletters and connecting with certain people brings about such great resources. Peggy McColl was interviewed on this free series and the audio clip is available for 48 hours at this link

They will change the link every time they have a new speaker and what a line up of speakers! I am up in the early hours and as I listened to the beginning of her interview she refers to reading a story about someone who lived in a 'dark period' in her life and I am thinking she's referring to reading my story in the book I gave her as a gift "Passwords Volume 2: Passing on Words of Wisdom and Strength". WOW - I'm going to e-mail her and verify, but even if it's not me - the interview speaks to how we can really turn things around when we think positive.

I surround myself with readings and resources that will encourage my movement forward in life. These things ensure that I stay strong emotionally and that I practice the techniques to continually flip the switch from negative to positive OR that I can bounce back from any setback without worry ...

Life is full of richness and resources once you open up to the belief. The law of attraction will bring whatever you think about most... so my SP Friends - keep thinking great thoughts. KNOW that you will succeed, feel the success... feel the emotions! The more we DO, the more we ARE!!

I can compare my own journey to Peggy's and it's really enlightening to see someone as successful as she has become - to know she came from a place that was not so great and literally create that fairy tale life HERSELF! No one rescued her and no one is going to rescue me but ME!

Practicing daily disciplines: my daily positive reading, reading the quotes, daily affirmations, gratitude journal, listening to audio, registering for webinars, interviews, reading many personal development/self-help books (I'm currently on my 26th book this year), volunteering for activities that light up my passion and allow me to live my purpose... These are the actions that have brought me to this wonderful place I'm living NOW!

Keep feeding your mind with great things and wonderful things will appear in your life!

I'm going to finish listening to this interview which basically affirms all that I am doing is proof that I'm ON THE RIGHT PATH!!

Life is simply outstanding!!

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PERSISTENT_GIRL 9/15/2010 3:55PM

    You certainly do work hard at being positive and enriching your mind with wisdom which you share and that will certainly help you live the great life you are already living while adding the lil things that are missing that you look forward to having one day (living by the ocean, relationship etc.) Keep believing, stay strong, emoticon

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ANNE7X7 9/15/2010 9:04AM

    You are so right! Positivity can do wonders! Thanks for the links!

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AMOHAME2 9/15/2010 8:54AM

    Thanks Helene! I always love your positive attitude, thanks for sharing your resources with us!

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NEW-CAZ 9/15/2010 3:34AM

    Thanks Helene off to have a listen emoticon

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You Should Always have a Plan B

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

As life would have it my original plan for the day did not quite work out the way I had hoped.

I did not go tanning after work since I got home and remembered my daughter had her phone counselling session so wanted to be available in case. Then my youngest came home upset/in tears so consolled her.

I did not go for my lunch time walk as it was 'raining' but I did get a lot of e-mails taken care of that needed to be sent out as part of my volunteer role.

I did read more of Dr. Dyer's book.

I did eat healthy for most of the day but as I got home, and felt tired - noticed the trigger of 'munching' and how I must not have 'chips' in the house for the 'kids'...

So Plan B - and my I DID OK list! I am not beating myself up for NOT working out but allowing myself the grace to go to bed extra early (my youngest is fighting her cold and I believe so am I ... so going to go rest too). I will wake extra early and get the little tasks I had planned to do tonight in the early hours before I start my morning routine.

I'm finding that September is a real month of 'adjustment' for me this year. My oldest dealing with health issues, starting high school; my youngest going through the hormonal changes and emotional moments that accompany it; work getting busy and volunteering activities... Finding it hard to get the energy to do my regular working out routine ... so baby steps...

I did not workout today - but I am committing to going back to my 10mins at a time if I must to get the ball rolling again. Focus will be on the ABS and pushups... and my 20mins of aerobics when I can fit it in.

Tomorrow is another super busy day with work, and rushing out a few mins earlier to get home for 4pm to attend the first of 8 free webinars I'm taking advantage of and then off to meet up with fellow SParker KOWLEEN for our walk (hope the weather cooperates with us).

I truly have to evaluate my schedule and literally plan the hours in my day. This Sunday I'm volunteering to help out at the Army Run and bringing the girls along for the experience (starts at 7:30am and picking up a fellow IAAP colleagues so will be leaving even earlier).

Next Sunday is supposed to be our Ottawa Meet and Greet so I have to get that figured out - really would like to get back to Pink Lake so may have to GPS the map on Saturday and find a good 'meeting spot'.

What else... Oh - next Thursday is my 'business' board meeting so I have to get ready for that and Thursday at work we have our Years of Service - for which I'm preparing a little something special for a colleague receiving a 10 year award (I get my 1 year award but it's actually going to be 2 years on December 2nd that I joined this amazing workplace)...

I'm truly blessed with an enriched life full of abundance! So for tonight - I'm going to rest and thank my angels for the gifts they keep bringing me...

Oh - one more thing - got an invite to attend Angels 101 on Monday night from 6:30 to 8:30pm so think I'd like to go there too...

There's so much I want to do!! Still trying to coordinate in there a meeting time with a friend to go workout at GoodLife Fitness (maybe Friday night). Still hoping to make a spin class to try that out too...

Phewf... Okay now I'm really tired... time to call it a night! Good night my friends!

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PERSISTENT_GIRL 9/15/2010 3:51PM

    You sure are busy! Balance is something you remind me of so I hope you find time for that in there! Make those dreams come true, baby steps will get you back on track! Be proud of all you are doing and i'm sure you are! things will fall into place before you know it! emoticon emoticon

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Live a Life of Inspiration

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I'm now on to my 26th book of the year Dr. Wayne Dyer's "Inspiration - Your Ultimate Calling" and only a few chapters in and I'm devouring it! I truly love Dr. Dyer and can't wait to hear him speak 'live' when I'm on my cruise.

I can't express how much the readings make a difference in my life as I learn more about changing and creating the life that I want to live. When Peggy McColl spoke at our event last Thursday, she said her mentor was Robert Proctor and that at the age of 19, she attended one of his seminars, sat in the front row and he said something that changed her life then... and that after that she became a 'self-help' addict and couldn't get enough of the self-help books and resources, attended conferences/workshops/seminars. This is what I am living! Listening to her speak of her journey from where she came to who she IS today was truly inspiring. I know that nothing is Impossible!

One of the tools she spoke about was setting out a Life Script which I am piecing together. Parts of what I see happening for me in life are:
1. To live by an ocean front, to walk the sandy beach every morning, night
2. To have a job that allows for me to travel (perhaps become a speaker/ teacher)
3. To help others reach or live the life of their dreams, to inspire, to motivate
4. To have a soulmate relationship
5. To be a healthy SParker for Life!

With every new day, I affirm the great things that exist in my life and know that I am attracting more. Practicing gratitude for the wonderful experiences, people and gifts in my current life, I trust in all that is good.

My life has been very busy lately, but it has also been very blessed with amazing gifts! The old me still lurks here and there, trying to let some of the old anxiety, fear in, but the new me refuses to let that in and I am determined to keep my focus on the positives!

Today's plan:
1. Walk at lunch time
2. Eat healthy meals
3. Go tanning tonight
4. Make contact with SP Friend to make plans to go to the gym together
5. Organize my IAAP 'stuff' (make room for an IAAP area in my basement to stay clutter free)
6. Do a mini-workout downstairs (20 to 30 mins) (haven't used my wonderful room in so long)
7. Read more of Dr. Dyer's book!

Cheers to lucky 7!! Getting things DONE!!!

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PERSISTENT_GIRL 9/15/2010 3:47PM

    emoticon emoticon 'cheers'! you can do it helene!

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ALEXSGIRL1 9/14/2010 7:08PM

    well i notice you already motivate us here. and i think you will be a sparker for life. i love your new goals. have fun in your new to you work out room.

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PTESORO 9/14/2010 4:24PM

    Sounds like a solid plan! Hope you have a great evening!

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BABY_GIRL69 9/14/2010 3:55PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonGod bless! Dee

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LESLIES537 9/14/2010 11:30AM

    I love the path you're taking and the Life Script concept. Thanks so much for sharing! May you find great success, happiness, and fulfillment in whatever you do! emoticon

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MEADSBAY 9/14/2010 8:50AM

    Go,go,go,go,go, girlfriend!


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BTRTHANEVA 9/14/2010 5:45AM

    Dr. Dyer and a cruise??? A motivational cruise??? WOW! Have a wonderful time, and make sure you post feedback when you get home! I've downloaded a few of Dr. Dyer's audiobooks from the library - free. He's very inspirational/motivational.

Here's to accomplishing everything on your list! Cheers!

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NEW-CAZ 9/14/2010 5:36AM

    Wonderful positve blog Helene!
Love your plan for today, enjoy emoticon

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Focus and Boundaries

Monday, September 13, 2010

It's a new week and I'm ready to put the focus back ON by making the most of each moment... Today's daily motivator is another great one about doing just that (I recommend you read it because as we reach and strive for our SP goals - we at times forget about this)...

I have not blogged in a few days, which is not like me but I was somewhat 'lost' in time and focus. My Friday workday got cut short as Trista stayed home sick with a migraine (a headache that started 2 days before and developed to a full blown migraine on the third day). After calling the pharmacist and checking to see if her thyroid supplement might be the cause, she suggested I bring her in to see the doctor. Of course we don't have a family physician so we went to the clinic and did see a nice doctor who was surprised by the dosage prescribed to her and cut the dose in half. I hope that will help and we will have to go back in 6 weeks to get it re-checked (unless more symptoms show up again).

Then on Saturday I spent the day running errands, hoping to get to some cleaning, but by the time I was done doing errands I was pooped. TOM was visiting full force and my body was feeling it so I spent the rest of the day with the girls. Trista had a friend over (I was so glad she was finally feeling 'back to her nomal self' and happy to see her have a friend over for a sleepover).

I ended up going to help out SP Friend JL_FLEURY who ended up having a difficult day... but so happy that I was able to be there for her. It was one of those 'crazy driver days' and I myself wanted to park it because everyone seemed to be driving like there was no tomorrow. Unfortunately, Jodee got the real brunt of this as she was struck by some guy driving way too fast... Thankfully she is ok and I'm confident things will work out as they should for her.

We all hit or get hit with bumps in the road but the important thing is to keep our FOCUS ON! On Friday I was informed of something that really kind of took me by surprise in that some of my 'passions and actions' of volunteer work were not being viewed in a positive way, but rather being viewed as though I had too much time on my hands and not busy enough with work ... The old me would have been very upset by this revelation, but the new me sees it for what it is... coming from someone who is at a different place and perhaps experiencing their own stressors. So with this I will look at setting proper boundaries and balance around my own enthusiasm with my volunteer roles (as not everyone is as gung ho as I am).

I spent most of the morning thinking about how to do this and well as the motivator says, I'm going to make the most of each moment, yet not worry too much about what's next.

On the SP goal front, I am putting away the scale until the end of the month! I know I'm up from my weekend and yesterday's visit with my sister was great (she came by to visit here for the first time in 2 years - right after I just moved). I made a wonderful dinner and we were all 'stuffed' but in a good way. TOM is over and it's time to get back to my workouts. I didn't get one in this morning and not sure about a walk at lunch give the weather forecast, but I know I will DO something today. I have to check with SP Friend ABUSEDIT to see if we can make a date to get out to the gym this week. I am giving myself to the end of this month to see if I will keep my mmebership or cancel.

I hope to weigh in at the end of the month and be in 150Ville (I was soooo close). I need to keep my focus on the cruise in January and how I want to feel. Moment by moment, we must make the most of the NOW we have in our hands! Let's do this SP Friends!

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MEADSBAY 9/13/2010 3:54PM

    Honestly, Helene, we really just have this moment.
Of course I believe in planning for the future but we also must learn to live fully today.
You are doing it, girlfriend!

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BRENDA_1975 9/13/2010 3:33PM

    I hope your daughter is feeling better.

Keep thinking positive, and focus. emoticon

You are a great friend for helping out!!!


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PERSISTENT_GIRL 9/13/2010 11:11AM

    emoticon for your help and your support, it goes far beyond what words could say... I appreciate you and am soo grateful and appreciative of our friendship!

Also, emoticon emoticon focus, determination, passion, hard work, and you will be in 150-ville! You go Helene!

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BOGUSANNIE 9/13/2010 9:41AM

    Chin up...that was is the beginning of a new week...go for it!

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NEW-CAZ 9/13/2010 5:40AM

    Sorry to hear about Trista Helene I hope she feels brighter now!

Seems like it was "one of those weekends!" hun LOL

Have a good week emoticon

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Had an Amazing Meeting with Peggy McColl

Friday, September 10, 2010

Well friends, last night is another one for my 'record books'! I got to the meeting very early and read my notes for my presentation (or shall I say 'chairing' of the meeting). I looked up and there was Peggy McColl who also got there relatively early. She said hello and gave me a hug! What a wonderful lady! Down to earth, approachable, fun and truly inspiring! In my book's biography
, I wrote about how she inspired me, and as a gift for the event, I gave her a copy of the book. I explained how her particular book "Your Destiny Switch", to which she was speaking that evening, had truly opened so many doors for me! It was from that book that I found out she lived near us and I contacted her and the rest as they say, is history!

Her presentation was very well received and as I listened to her name off the famous people she new including Bob Proctor, the Hay House, Dr. Dyer, Mariane Williamson, and more, well I was in awe! As she relayed her story of how she got to where she is, I could see similarities in my own path and this was truly an amazing experience! Like her, as I have made changes in my life by stepping out of my past 'emotional' prison, I have become somewhat of a self-help 'junkie' and devouring books! I bought more of her products yesterday - some of which I already had, but thought I could give to friends as gifts.

My experience in chairing the first meeting went off really well, despite a few technical challenges... the new meeting format was well received and the meeting ended at a decent time 8pm and allowed for people to then purchase products from Peggy. I was happy to see the interest in support of her in this way as our speakers come to speak free of charge... so this is a way of paying it back. Hearing all of the appearances she makes all over the world, on radio shows and all she is involved with through her website, well I was truly honored to have her come out to speak to our chapter and to make specific comments about my own actions last night. If any of you wish to visit her amazing website, as it has many great tools you can use, visit it at

I want to send a special emoticon to SP Friend JL_FLEURY for coming out to support me in person! I think we all walked away with some ideas to re-spark our intentions and goals with some of Peggy's very specific action items to try out!

The membership was also very supportive and I got great feedback after the meeting to say "GOOD JOB"... and that was absolutely great! Surprisingly I wasn't too nervous up there and I know it can only get better from this point forward! Everyone is looking forward to our October meeting with guest speaker Jennifer Clark (who was one of the first to be certified as a teacher by Doreen Virtue). For the People in Ottawa I would highly recommend you consider coming out - it will be on October 14th and I will send you an e-mail as it's also our 'Information Night' ... but the topic is one we can all handle hearing more about: "Awake to YOUR life Purpose" where Jennifer will provide us with some concrete tools to get on the right path to living an amazing life!

It's now Friday and I'm going to give my 110% to work as it's super busy there as well! We had our ceremony yesterday whereby we reveal our new president's picture and as he spoke, I was again grateful, for being part of such a healthy, positive, "fun, fair, and flexible" workplace! For this reason, I am doubly blessed!

What more can a girl ask for you say?! A great work life, great family life with wonderful daughters, great friends here and through my volunteer activities... Alas, I have loads of love in my life and I know the law of attraction keeps giving me more!

Thanks to all who commented on my blog since my return... I'm still working on getting caught up on e-mails but will get there by Saturday once the work week is over. Come Monday - it will be the new SP week and back to my commitment to exercising. Here's to hoping the sun shines today so I can go out for my lunchtime walk - something I haven't been able to do in about a week!

TGIF Friends! ENJOY the day and beauty ahead!

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ALEXSGIRL1 9/11/2010 1:32PM

    emoticoni knew your meeting would go well you have turned your life around and are so positive. you will have more luck on the way. I am so happy your life is so good

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BLAKBIRD 9/10/2010 5:02PM


The way you are turning your life around is definitely an inspiration.

Particularly the personal responsibility you are assuming - amazing transformation.



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BRENDA_1975 9/10/2010 2:40PM

    emoticon emoticon I knew you would be wonderful.

I'm glad the evening went well.

I hope you have a great weekend and enjoy some "Me" time.


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SILLYHP1953 9/10/2010 1:18PM

    Sounds like a great meeting, one I'd love to attend if I lived anywhere near Ottawa, which I don't. I will be checking out all the links you had in your blog. Thanks for sharing!
Peace, Phyllis

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BOGUSANNIE 9/10/2010 11:54AM

    Glad you had a great meeting! Feels good when things fall into place doesn't it?! :)

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AMOHAME2 9/10/2010 10:13AM

    I'm so glad your meeting went well! You've been looking forward to it so it's great that it was such a success!!

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PERSISTENT_GIRL 9/10/2010 10:06AM

    emoticon for the great night and opportunity! It truly was fabulous and I plan to turn many switches in the near future! you with me?

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ANNE7X7 9/10/2010 9:59AM

    So glad to hear the meeing went well!! Have a FANTASTIC weekend!!!

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SEARCH4BALANCE 9/10/2010 8:52AM

    Sounds great! I'm glad it went well.

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KIMROID 9/10/2010 8:32AM

    Congratulations! emoticon

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OTTAWABOUND 9/10/2010 6:57AM

    Congratulations on pulling off such a great event. That can be really tough.

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TEACH4110 9/10/2010 5:59AM

    GREAT Stuff! I googled Peggy....she looks to be an amazing person. What type of a mtg was this? Good for you!!!!!

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NEW-CAZ 9/10/2010 5:39AM

    I'm glad it went well last night Helene, I love your positive blogs so much. emoticon

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STRONGFOCUS 9/10/2010 5:24AM

    I really appreciate your positivity. emoticon

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