Houston, we have a winner or “Why it’s time to play with a lion’s testicles.”

You have to love a title of a blog that talks about playing with lion’s testicles! Pam Grout has released a book about the Field of Potentiality – everything we ever desire is out there, we just need to take our blinkers off and see it properly and for what it is. This aligns so much with my previous posts on being grateful, taking the time to say your gratitudes, what makes your life the beautiful fulfilled life it is meant to be! Enjoy the results of this experiment and try it out for yourself too.

Pam Grout

“Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.
“ — Emory Austin

E-Cubed launched 14 days ago. And already, it has gone into a second printing and, even more miraculously, the Red Pill experiment has already produced a winner of the Hay House prize pack.

Not five days after it’s release, Melissa Haynes, who describes herself as an adventure junkie, conservationist and ink slinger, found all eight signs and tweeted me whilst I was on my way to Rotterdam.

She wrote a wonderful blog post about her experience with E-Cubed which I am including here.

But first, I have to tell you about her amazing book that both Jimmy Fallon and Ellen DeGeneres have raved about. Well, Jimmy actually put it on his list of books “not to read,” but he was just riffing on the unusual title: Learning to Play with a Lion’s Testicles

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Today is Mesothelioma Awareness Day

We need to be aware of this devastating illness. It’s not only in our elderly due to uninformed exposure many years ago. It’s still an illness of young people, obviously not to be removed from our society for some time yet!

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Today marks the observance of the 10th annual Mesothelioma Awareness Day.  HeatherVon St. James reached out to me and other bloggers to bring awareness to this aggressive cancer that attacks the lining of the body cavity called the mesothelium.  The only known cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos.

Mesothelioma and asbestos facts:

  • Mesothelioma commonly sits dormant in the body for 20-50 years after the initial exposure to asbestos.
  • 80% of all mesothelioma cases occur within the lining of the lungs.
  • Between 2,500-3000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed each year.

Asbestos facts

Here’s a little of what Heather told me in an email:

Eight years ago, I was diagnosed with mesothelioma; a rare and preventable cancer caused only by exposure to asbestos. I had just given birth to my daughter and I was given 15 months to live. After a life saving surgery that included the removal of my left lung…

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Perseverance, perfectionism, and the impossible

My initial reason to re-blog this was because of the appealing picture, I adore illusions! The words are also so true in many aspects of our lives. How many of us are perfectionists, never publishing, or finishing, a project because we want it to be just right! This is so reminiscent of my earlier blog on procrastination. Ultimately, we need to ‘just do it!’

Modified Yoga: Tips for Beginners

Want to do Yoga, but don’t know how?
This blog very easily shows you how to begin, how to start doing some yoga that will assist you in centring yourself for you – not for those around you, but just for you – that’s what yoga means to me!
Enjoy your first steps into this amazing world

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Modified Yoga for Beginners

The key to a successful yoga practice is to not force yourself into any poses and to be able to just be in your body. Don’t compare yourself to others, and focus on your breath. The use of yoga blocks, blankets, and a strap can do wonders for your practice.  *Here’s some tips on how to modify common yoga poses to feel balanced, light, and centered:

  1. Kneeling Pose:  If flexibility doesn’t allow you to sit on your ankles, place a blanket or two in between the back of the knees to create more space.
  2. Seated Forward Bend:  Start seated on a blanket with your knees bent to ease any tension in your lower back.  Place your hands on yoga blocks if needed.  You can also face a chair and rest your head on the seat of the chair for forward fold relaxation poses.
  3. Wide Legged Seated Forward Bend:  Same rules as…

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Shaking it up!

Love following Gina’s journey. We are definitely kindred spirits as we use the same system for changing our lifestyle

Reflexology at Marymoor Park

Love reflexology, have you got a path near you? I do know of one about an hour and a half south of where I live. Love discovering them

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Reflexology Path at Marymoor Park

Reflexology helps improve circulation and decrease stress.  Great for mind and body wellness.

King County has reflexology paths at:

  • Marymoor Park
  • Steve Cox Memorial Park
  • 132nd Square Park

Worth a try, but I would start with one shoe on and one shoe off.  If you aren’t used to it (like me), having your whole body weight on these rocks can be a bit much.


These bigger rocks (shown below) were my favorite for the arch of your foot…


You are suppose to spread your toes across the little rocks (shown below), but they really hurt when I put all my body weight down.



They also have a MOMentum Gym at Marymoor Park too.  You can check that out here.

Take a moment to relax, breathe, and Namaste…

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Mud and Chocolate Trail Run? Yes, Please!

What an interesting idea! All we need is healthy chocolate and somewhere to do a trail run that isn’t “rooty” Anyone know of anywhere around the Gold Coast where we could organise something like this? I know of a healthy chocolate supplier who may be interested 🙂

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Mud and Chocolate

Chocolate?  I know that got your attention!  I got home a day early from Banff and went on Running in the USA’s website to see this 3 mile trail run for last Saturday morning.  I was all over it!  It was perfect weather for a run – cloudy and just a couple sprinkles.

Mud and Chocolate 1

It was held at Robinswood Park in Bellevue.  That was my first time at that park.

Mud and Chocolate 2

See?  Really pretty location and perfect for those just starting out with trail running.  The trails are relatively flat not real “rooty”.

They had a kids dash first that went around the pond twice.  I was really impressed with Nina from NRG Running (who put on the event).   She explained to the kids where they would be running and to save some energy by starting at a slower pace.  Here she is below cheering them on!

Mud and Chocolate 3

At the end of the race they all received a chocolate…

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Aromatherapy and babies

I recently came across this blog from Aromahead. It talks about a very simple way to ‘apply’ oils to a baby.

I loved the concept and idea as I am an advocat of not applying oils directly to very young babies as they are a strong healing substance.

Some other ideas that I suggest parent’s try out too are:

  • a drop on a tissue and the tissue placed under the sheet or within a pillowcase
  • a drop onto the collar of the sleep suit/pjamas

Try these out too as they’re all great ways to allow your baby to become familiar with the scents and for the healing to occur.

Another reason I love promoting the use of oils with babies is that they can become familiar with the scent of the oil, so when there is a separation planned, they still feel the comfort of familiar odours, even when the parents are not around.


Let us know how you go with these ideas.

Today’s weather forecast: good times ahead for all.

This is a lovely post about trusting in the Universe, do so, it works 🙂

Pam Grout

“If we believe that the sun and moon hang in the sky for our delight, there will be joy upon the hills and gladness in the fields.”—Helen Keller

My friend, Jay, a fabulous life coach, dad and all-around great guy, calls unexplainable mysteries “sneaky Jesus.”

Here are a couple sneaky Jesus moves from the past couple days.

A daughter of a friend of mine is down in Louisiana or Mississippi or one of those southern states making bamboo bicycles. She’s an architect student and well, why not? Anyway, she left her beloved kitten with my friend who, for about three days, couldn’t find the derned thing. She called the kitten, she tried to lure it out with milk, did all the things any totally desperate person would do to find a prized missing pet. One day, while trying to get her mind off the explanation she was going to…

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