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Stress Is Holding On For Dear Life

Sometimes life’s stresses hit so hard it can blast you out of the water – but only if you let it. Usually we see that truth in others easier than we do in our own lives.

“He was afraid to move. I could not tell if he was still alive. He held on for dear life.”

Have you ever felt so overwhelmed that you were afraid to let go of whatever dream or fantasy you held close to your heart?

Were you ever too afraid to let go lest it slip away forever?

“The wind blew furiously, as it usually does when you live on a ridge. On the rail of my deck a squirrel lay motionless. I hoped I would not have to deal with yet another dead animal on my property, especially on my deck. And I knew there would be no clear answer until the wind stopped or at least died down – which did not happen that night.

Much to my relief the squirrel no longer perched on the deck rail the next morning. No bodies in the yard. Just the usual scamper of little squirrel feet over my roof.

He had something to hold on to. That something got him through the stormy weather – the high winds, the thunder and lightning. He knew not to move. Frankly I am certain he would have been blown clear off the deck had to tried to scamper off.

As it was, he lay there absolutely still, hunkered down to allow the storm to blow literally over him.”

Sometimes you give up on your dreams. When the going gets tough and obstacles present themselves most people turn away from their dreams. The suppress them so deeply – eventually they completely give up on ever even attempting to fulfill on what may have been a lifelong desire or unfathomable urge to live or do something important.

Stress takes it toll – but only when you allow it to take over your life.

No one can take away your dreams. No one can force you to struggle through each day or keep you awake at night worrying and anxious about…

About what?

What prevents you from falling asleep at night? What theme occupies most of your daytime and definitely bedtime thoughts?

Do you feel adrift at sea in desperate need of a lifesaver? Only there is no one to throw it to you. In fact, as far as you can tell, there are no life savers out there – at least not for you.

If you decided to you could tread water until you make it safely ashore. Heck, when you decide you can make it through the blocks and forge onward to your dreams then you will hold tight. You will grab on to the log floating by. You will float down stream easily in the direction of your dreams.

Your tenacious grasp, your never giving in or giving up allows you to weather the storm.

You know, even in the darkest storm, the sun shines. All you have to do is rise above the clouds to see it!

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Who Am I

 Most people, at midlife, begin their quest to find out who they are and why they are here. 

Do you wonder what your life is all about?

Me too.

In fact I spent decades studying, asking questions, reading, taking courses - heck, I became an ordained metaphysical minister to deepen my search - you know, the one within.

It was pretty obvious I could never find me by looking outside of me. Nothing and no-one outside of me creates my life.

Same holds true for you.

Huh? Your outer world reflects your inner world and not the other way round. If that causes you to roll your eyes watch this video and then continue to the end of this post.

I highly recommend exploring these books to speed your journey to the True You. Click on each image to go directly to Amazon and grab your copy in hardcover, paperback or the Audible version. Personally I get both the print and the audio. listen over and over and over again Whaf I like aboout Audible is I click notes inside the audiobook.  I take written notes in the printed copy.

I have listened to the audiobooks about half a dozen times so far - which is why I finally "get" it on a level that I can share and guide you on your journey.

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The greatest Secret book

What are you wondering? Ask. Let's talk and get clear. Imagine how you will feel when the frustrations and confusion live in the past - out of your awareness. Do you think you life will flow in a place of true happiness?

True happiness. Isn't that what you truly seek in life? Start now.

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Forgive when you don't want to. It is the right thing to do, right? For whom? It sure doesn't feel right to you when you feel angry or hurt, yes?

Why should I forgive? You don't know what happened to me!

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Experience Trumps Book Learning And I’ve Got Lots Of It

Welcome to my world. In this brief, and I hope, eye-opening look into my world you will discover why I KNOW, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that I can help you make the difference in your life you REALLY want to make.

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Rewiring My Brain For Success by Ali Bierman

On June 9, 1996, while working as a psychotherapist in crisis care, a client attacked me leaving me disabled with a brain injury. To say that incident turned my life upside-down would be a gross understatement.

I recall thinking, “I am responsible for 8 lives. I cannot lose consciousness or she will surely kill me and who knows what else.”

At three times my size, she pinned me in so tightly I could not even move. And then I noticed how she pulled her body back before each swing and timed my movement to slide out of her trap.

Her repeated blows to my head impacted every system in my body.

The sixteen members of the medical team on my case either told me it was all in my head (Duh, I house my brain there!) OR there was nothing they could do to help me, “Learn to live with it,” they said unapologetically.

I knew all I had lost intellectually. My short-term memory disappeared – one week before final exams in my first year of doctoral work.

My eyes didn’t work, my hands shook (ending my design business, writing and guitar playing) and I was dizzy out the wahzoo.

Besides the pain that made migraines look like a walk in the park, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) robbed me of the sleep I so desperately needed to heal.

The gift in my injury quickly revealed itself when the Universe led me to energy modalities – which I never knew existed. As I learned each specialty in an effort to heal myself (no way did I buy into the paradigm of the medical community that said I would not heal) I discovered, though I had to use my manual (lacking the memorizing ability), I was often the first student to grasp and use the concepts successfully.

I didn’t re-gain all I lost.

However, I healed to the point that I mostly reclaimed my memory, overcame the PTSD, and functioned through severe dizziness living mostly with my eyes closed for 17 months (yes, my hearing became so acute I heard air moving – or not moving when blocked by things like buildings).

I became a very successful specialized kinesiologist. My followers called me Doc Ali and my reputation spread quickly.I even resumed my guitar playing and art work.

So you might imagine how shocked I was to find that I had developed a brain tumor that wrapped around my brain stem and top two vertebrae. We found it in 2011 though it had been growing for years.

The surgeon warned me that I might lose my ability to speak and swallow. In addition, half of my tongue, one vocal chord and other organ parts became paralyzed. Surprisingly, my strong muscles atrophied instantly!

I lost more of how I used to be.

Thankfully I learned, with the first brain issue, to look for the gifts in the situation. I found enough to list them all day long.

We take so much for granted in life – until we lose it.

I did what it took to regain my ability to speak, swallow, and walk. One huge lesson taught me that putting myself out in the world, even if I am less than perfect, is okay and people still follow me!

More than ever, my lifelong desire to serve others, to bring them to the reality of happiness as a birthright, burns within. I am here to tell you your life lies in your hands – well, in your head and how you run it.

I can show you why struggle is optional. Been there. Still doing it.

How To Heal Anything

In each moment you choose to thrive, regardless of circumstances, or struggle. Struggle is optional even when horrific events occur.
Thriving after two Traumatic Brain Injuries changed my body and my mind, I can attest to the fact that you can heal anything.
Ah, but you have to know that healing means accepting yourself yourself as you are now – limitations and altered functioning, changed lifestyle and all. Healing is not about returning to how yo used to be.
Know that everything happens perfectly. When your life experience leaves you in a situation you never even imagine could happen to you, realize this seeming crisis may well be the first step in a new direction for your success in life.
Look at each crisis for the opportunity it is. Do you know the Japanese language has only one word that means both crisis and opportunity?

Do you see the gift here?

Injuries and illness, life circumstances and relationships – all of them change for everybody. How you look at the change and whether you choose to move into this new definition of your world or you choose to fight what is happening determines your level of happiness, health and success in life.

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