Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins. Jim Rohn
You may not know this, thought about it, or could care about it (lol), but I was not the best student in the classroom and I really just wanted to be there for the socializing aspect. I was not a terrible student, but just did not enjoy the journey of learning as I do today. Maybe my teachers then thought "ahhhh, she will probably just get by, barely getting by the skin of her teeth". Some classes seemed easy to me, some teaching styles just resonated with me more than others, some grades were great reflections of my feelings ;) I just wonder if a teacher takes it personal when one student misbehaves in their class and a parent says I don't know why in your class you are having these problems, or other things that can make the human side come out.
As school is pretty much in full swing around here I think it's important for me to tell you teachers, past and present, please, please do not it take personal when students don't seem to be enjoying your class. Please do not take it personal when they are cutting up and being the class clown. Please do not take it personal and feel that you are failing your students or student when they can't get the lesson and are failing in the class.
I think that everyone of my teachers made an impact with regards to my ability to learn, the enjoyment that I have in the process of learning now, and the passion that I get to teach others in an unconventional way. I think that in the moment, while we are in the fire, and when results do not come out the way that we believe they should have (stupid geometry) it is hard to see just how much we will be positively impacted from the class. What I'm trying to say is that the older we get, the more fun learning seems to be because we started in your classroom in the searching phase....that is where the miracles began. Thank you for dedicating and serving children who grow up to be adults that love learning. Truthfully I am constantly reading, researching, and loving all of the knowledge that I gain. I would not be able to do this if it was not for each teacher that I had along my journey of education (formal and informal). Thank You Teacher!
Have a Blessed School Year.
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Oxford dictionary defines "Beauty as the combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or for, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight."
We used to be warned about "Keeping up with the Jones'". Dave Ramsey warns us of this when we are focused on debt free, but who really warns us about keeping up with the beauty trends? There are beauty boxes with samples so you can try them out before becoming brand loyal.
Who really defines, starts, and ends beauty trends though? One of the first places to take chances and end up on the screen is "Hollywood", but now there's "Instagram". The beauty scene and trends may change out faster than the newest iphone or apps. Kim Kardashian is not shy of the trends that she starts and ends. I mean there is a show entitled, "Keeping up with the Kardashians". First she inflated her bootay and now she wants to flatten it. From the various hair colors to the fashion lines for the entire Kardashian family they are usually on top of the trends. However, if you try to keep up with them then you might be exhausted by the end of the week.
Truthfully though, I do not think that many people want to keep up, but do want to look and feel our best. When we look back at pictures of ourselves we often say, "what was I thinking with that hair style or clothing". That's the beauty of beauty it can never be labeled as boring or stagnant. It can also be so overwhelming and stressful to keep up with the trends or enhancement procedures so many folks say, "why bother" and sort of adopt a don't care, don't have time, classic way of life.
To help you StressLess with the Beauty buzz we offer these 5 tips:
1) Try before you buy bulk (look around for samples, smaller sizes, or talk to your beauty professional about a product or trend before diving in). Our team does extensive research before going with the flow and will be happy to give you our findings.
2) Consider the risks or what your past photos will look like in 20 years from now. The fashion and beauty models are paid to promote trends or products. Most of us share and promote for free if it is a product or service that we love and helped us look and feel more beautiful. Just because it's the only thing that worked for so and so doesn't mean that it's the only thing that is out there. It just means that you must give the thing time, persistence, and belief before deciding yay or nay.
3) Focus on your strengths, rather than your weaknesses. We are all individually beautiful, designed originals, and most of us tend to look in the mirror and say what we hate about ourselves rather than what makes us strong, courageous, or brave. Talk to your beauty expert about simple solutions to accentuating your favorite features to start small.
4) Try stepping out of your comfort zone just a bit. If you find yourself going for the signature shades then step out of your comfort zone and see how you feel before taking on the new procedure or trend.
5) Most trends aren't too permanent so any change that you make can be changed again. Do not overthink your desire or wish to try. Sometimes just doing it leads to other positive changes in your life. Fear and critics will always talk you out of your desired destination. Often times the fear and critics reside in your own mind and body.
Bonus Tip: The beauty trend for 2018 is skincare, hair-care, and makeup. Pick one for your focus and book your appointment @ La Palmera Spa to start your own beauty trend. Email us @ firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about beauty trends that you've been eyeing.
I don't know about you, but I can always tell when it's about to rain from the pressure of my head and neck-ache. The pain promises me that rain is coming. When the rain comes and is done I begin to feel better. There is much promise in pain. It will pass.
It is a good reminder and one that I want to share with you. The amount of pain that you have right now is going to change. Regardless if the relief is temporary or permanent you will not be the same as you are right now in this red hot minute. We are constantly changing. Think about this for a minute. Change is constant, pain is a promise. The promise is up to you. You can get excited that the sun is coming out, you can move to another place with a different environment, you can get a massage, you can go the chiropractor, you can take a nap, or you can focus on prayer. Whatever your choice is to change your present pain I challenge you to dig deep if you must to find a purpose and a promise to the pain.
Personally, I've been putting an essential oil blend on my neck which is working to relieve it in the moment. The root cause is that I have waited too long to get my massage and now I get to go through kick start phase again (which requires more time and attention) then to maintenance again. Maintenance is the place where I must consciously remind myself that the pain served a purpose and it was to put my needs on the calendar and on a massage table. I will choose to either go through the pain again or believe that I can shift my focus to something more productive. I am going to add it to my regular anchoring, just as I added reiki to my routine because I choose to feel lighter, happier, freer. Whatever I choose it will be because my desire to feel better has to be more powerful than the "too busy" to get the appointment in.
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Do you sometimes look around and wonder, how in the world am I making it with all of the things that seem to be coming down on me? Do you ever have thoughts like there is just never enough time, never enough money, I don't know how I'm going to meet all of the demands this day, week, or month, year, or something is just taking way longer than I thought and I am running out of patience with the process or what seems to be laid back, non-caring, "not doing their job", couldn't give 2 hoots about me receiving whatever it is that I am waiting for ? Why can't people just do their jobs and the world would go smoother type of thoughts?
It may be a season that you are going through, a pop-quiz, or something else. Whatever it is, it definitely serves a purpose. One of the purposes is that you may need endurance during the test of patience. Perhaps you have gained some knowledge about a common theme in your life or you are ready to shift to a new way of doing things. You will likely need to call in support to change the old habits.
I recently had a client who recognized that she had been "committing financial infidelity" majority of her life. Before you gasp and finger point let me shed a little light on this scenario. This is something that was ingrained in her and that's how she knew to handle money and the relationships of those she loves. Her symptoms did not show up shopping and secretly hiding the clothes, the credit card statements, etc. This was not her thing (in fact she did not shop but a couple of times per year), but that is another sign and symptom of financial infidelity. It's just that she never told anyone about the current state of financial affairs because her belief that she carried the worry for the family was what she needed to do. Long before that she didn't look at the financial data because all of the ends were being met. If she missed a payment here and there it was because she "forgot" and then would react to the trigger of the phone call about it being late.
Now that she is aware of this we have identified a couple of action steps to change the belief that she is the sole person carrying the burden, identified action steps to change the situation, and systems to measure progress and establish healthy boundaries with herself and her loved ones. It's not easy, but step by step she is making progress and feels less stressed.
We tend to either do the things that our parents taught us or completely opposite. You are either an apple or orange. You choose which tree your fruit will bare and neither one is right or wrong, but everyone has some room for improving the underlying operating system. If you are the orange you are operating out of fear of being like your parents or parental figures. If you are like the apple then you are likely operating from a depression, recession, or some other era.
Times have changed and we have more opportunity than ever with the use of technology and new inventions, innovations, but our brains have not been rewired to keep up so we must take an active role in the rewriting of the scripts that are played. Slow down and listen to the anxiety, the anger, the stress. They have a very important message and it could just be your next, best breakthrough that releases the shackles.
NIcky Stansbury is the Founder of La Palmera Spa and StressLessSecrets. She is passionate about inspiring others to respond instead of reacting to life's plot twists.