Dear Difference Maker,
As you may well know October is a lot of things to a lot of different people with different life experiences sometimes due to others and sometimes due to their own pathway to self discovery, personal empowerment and ownership …
National ADD/ADHD Month
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
National Bullying Prevention Month (USA)
National Eczema Awareness Month
National CyberSecurity Awareness Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month (U.S.; 9/15 -10/15)
LGBT History Month (U.S.)
Polish American Heritage Month
National Work and Family Month
National Adopt a Pet Month
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Black History Month (United Kingdom)
Dyslexia Awareness Month
I find each of these groups of equal importance and value – especially those who are working to increase awareness and compassion for those they love and deeply desire to be uplifted, well and productive every area of their lives.
Reaching out …
Have You Been Diagnosed? Labeled?
Excerpt from Connecting with Colors Personality Styles UTrain Program
Today, I want to address something that is of concern to me and that is how we as a society – by and large – tend to accept diagnoses as limits rather than a place to launch into becoming ALL that we can be.
In today’s face-paced, high-tech, fear-based CNN (Constantly Negative News) World, it’s no wonder so many people are starting to believe themselves to be ADD/ADHD as a way to give their psyches a little relief so they can maybe figure out what to do with a life being lived with someone else in their driver’s seat.
I’m going to highly recommend that no matter what you’ve been diagnosed with that today you refuse to let whatever someone else says limit you in any way, shape or form. Take the wheel back. Refuse to accept the prognosis define you or your situation. Drive your own car and you can …
own your life
Do you have mixed feelings with the ADHD label? So do I …
Today I want to dive into a topic related to how anyone can OWN their Lives in this fast-paced, high tech, attention getting world of ours – and it begins with personal ownership.
Owning what we came into this world with, owning whatever has happened to us along the way can have a silver lining to it if we decide that it can, and owning that no matter what those circumstances are or were – we have the God given internal power to come up over whatever it is that is ours to do.
On the one hand, I think it’s great to have “awareness” about how people are unique i.e., neurologically wired differently from one another.
On the other hand what I’ve seen first hand is what far too many people do with their ADD/ADHD diagnosis (and all the other Trending Diagnoses popping up everywhere) is to turn it into their entire prognosis – life story – and yes, they allow it to become their REASON for not succeeding at anything that requires fortitude and simple perseverance that LIFE requires of everyone.
Yes, it’s a real issue: there are people who actually do fight for mediocrity!
Recently I was at a Women’s Conference and I specifically sought out women to see what they thought about OWNing their Lives in today’s fast-paced, high-tech, bright-shiny-object attention grabbing world.
In exchanging business cards with 17 women I found that 14 out of the 17 quickly disclosed that they’d been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD and of those, 10 believed that ADHD was not something a person could heal EVER. Many of them also mentioned that this brain disorder clearly had to be why they were currently not succeeding in their life’s work.
It was their fervent belief that “their ADD/ADHD” would only get worse as they grew older. Many women told me that not only did they have it but so did their kids. I was not surprised by this.
And yet, to my astonishment, not one of them was particularly relieved or happy to hear from me that there are simple non drug related solutions available that could in fact put an end to the emotional and physical exhaustion that they were weary of.
The kind of “wired yet tired” experience that comes from running around in circles, not getting much of anything done – OR – from being so highly focused, directive, hotly intense and unyielding that you literally drive people away (which could very well be a Color Personality Style problematic issue not a disorder).
Which brings up one possible insight: IF a person COULD do something as simple as drink a coffee infused with scientifically proven beneficial herbs (Green Tea, Bacopa Monnieri and Gotu Kola) for the brain to help them have lovely balanced energy, be focused, calm, highly productive and efficient then they would not have any more REASONS to not do the things that they fear doing to advance themselves professionally and financially!
In my coaching work with women and men in business over the years, I have observed that if a person can excuse themselves for living in an unorganized state with an excessive amount of distractions that they are not doing anything productive or effective about, they literally do not have to get to the part that’s required to be financially successful – to quote Susan Jeffers, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway.
So, I think ADD/ADHD Awareness Month is what it is as long as you – at the very least – entertain the idea that it is just a diagnosis, not a prognosis. The only person who determines the prognosis is you.
As you well know, there are a variety of different medications a person can take to try to feel better. Whether they work or not, depends on your chemistry, and synergetic alignment with them.
My husband for example does very well on Wellbutrin for depression – however – he has been able to reduce how much his is taking due to drinking Energy&Mind Coffee and/or FocusFusion Cocoa both of which are infused with a blend of potent herbs – Green Tea, Bacopa Monnieri and Gotu Kola – (which have been scientifically documented to support healthy, high functioning brain activity) every morning before he starts his day. We both enjoy the benefits of these beverages.
As an Educational Psychologist with a thirty-five years of experience in this area, I want to encourage you to consider doing my 24 Day Feel Better, Do Better Challenge with our Energy&Mind Coffee (and/or FocusFusion Cocoa) – to see if the answers you seek could be a simple as drinking a cup or two of coffee / cocoa that are infused with herbs that nourish and soothe the brain while boosting your mood and energy first before you dive into medicating yourself.
And if you are already on medication then simply add it to your daily regimen and see just how you feel and as you are feeling better, and doing better discuss it with your doctor.
I’m not blowing smoke up your skirts here … I’ve seen the positive experiences coming from this coffee and cocoa that are infused with nourishing herbs up close and personal in addition to miracle story after miracle story coming in with adults and children’s real life successes with these amazing products. Check the SCIENCE out for yourself!
I personally have used herbs – instead of highly addictive pain medication – for the past 24 years – so I know what I’m talking about when it comes to nutritional herbal supplementation. The research supports the fact that green tea, gotu kola and bacopa monnieri herbal extracts to provide maximum health benefits. Today is a great day to do something about your energy and mind!
It’s human nature to want a Quick Fix … well here it is! A specially blended coffee infused with brain nourishing herbs that will help you feel better quickly with increased FOCUS so you can do better PLUS I have a Long Term Solution that will transform your life from the inside out.
Step 1: Your Quick FIX can be a simple as ordering Energy+Mind Coffee and/or FocusFusion Cocoa through our Heart Productions & Publishing online store – no obligations – and do my challenge to see how much better you feel …
Step 2: Your LONG TERM SOLUTION will require that you make a decision to own your life and make the time to learn what WILL work with ALL the people in your life who you’ve been struggling with for so long with my transformational self-paced online program.
I am on a mission to make a positive difference in this world and it begins with a decision we all must make to be effective, empowering and energizing with each other!
My program is not your typical, same-ol-same-ol
snoozy been there done that kind of a program!
This program is all about next level thinking to get beyond limiting labels, the energy of the attitude and how the combination of the two directly plays in to the unproductive behaviors we keep getting from the people in our lives that are NOT getting better.
Take your power back with effective, peace generating ways and you own your life… it begins with just two simple steps to quieting your mind, re-energizing your mind, body and spirit by drinking Energy&Mind Coffee at the start of every day; and then download Connecting With Colors: SYNERGIZE Your Life MP3s to listen to as you do your daily errands so you can learn exactly what you can do to keep your inner peace with family, friends and relatives which is no longer about doing what you normally do, expecting different results!
Do you know what Color Personality Style your spouse, your kids or your co-workers are?
Does it really matter to know this? Absolutely! Because how you are CONNECTING (or not connecting) with children and/or adults is coming from your predominant Color Style; and if you are not “getting through” it’s because you are not Dialing In “their” Color Style which makes reaching and teaching easier for everyone involved.
In my CWC – Connecting with Colors Personality Styles SYNERGIZE Your Life Self-Paced Program you will be able to reach everyone because you will learn how to CONNECT with every person in every situation you find yourself in within 30 seconds or less.
Hard work? Not when you know exactly what to do!
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Is today the day you really grab a hold of your life and own it!?
Heart Publishing, the Pacific Northwest