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Life Makeover for the Year 2013

Week 3 – Little Things: In pursuit of pleasure

January 13, 2013

Greetings!

This week marks the world premiere of “You Can Trust Your Life: Create Your Best Year Yet!” Learn how to manifest positive life experiences, heal your relationship with yourself and others, and create the exceptional life you’ve always wanted. Join Louise and me on this journey and discover a life that feels good – really good!

The course includes laser coaching from Louise and me, as well as a tapping session and specific strategies for creating your best year yet. The last session is a live Q&A with me on February 13th.  You can learn more about the 5-week web course here.

Speaking of tapping, this week also marks the beginning of “The Tapping World Summit” – a chance for you to immerse yourself (at no cost!) in the wildly-effective tapping techniques that can treat financial fear, phobias, anxiety, weight loss issues, addictions, and so much more.  Sound too good to be true?  It did to me, too, but not anymore.  I’ve been tapping for more than 15 years with amazing success.  You can learn about the summit here.

I’m live on the radio this week (1/14 at 5pm ET/2pm PT) and you can listen by visiting HayHouseRadio.com. You can also call for coaching at (866) 254-1579.

Have a wonderful week!

Love,

Cheryl

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Topic of the Week

Little Things

I’ve been working on my next book, a memoir about the perils and pleasures of aging consciously.  I’m doing my best to live each day awake and aware of the finiteness of life.  As I make decisions, I keep asking, “If today were my last day on earth, would I be satisfied with this choice?” By doing so, I’m becoming acutely aware of what adds comfort, contentment, peace, and meaning to my life.  I’m realizing some pretty interesting things.

One thing is how little value I’ve attributed to the simple things that bring me immense joy – watching the twinkling white lights on the tree in our backyard, playing fetch with my cat (who thinks he’s a dog), sleeping with an open window so I can hear the owls hoot at night, or listening to the rain without doing a damn thing but enjoying the sound.

It’s so easy to put all of our energy into what we’ve been trained to value -advancing a career, making money, building a business, or completing our to-do lists.  In our drive to succeed, we tend to miss, (or dismiss) the events that bring us joy.  They seem secondary, a reward after a hard days work, or a peripheral pleasure we happen to stumble upon.

I’m making pleasure a primary goal.  I’ve been tracking the little things that bring me joy every day for over a year now and it’s always a surprise at what makes the list.  Simple things.  Tiny things.  Things that often cost nothing at all.

Here’s my trusty companion – my pleasure journal…

journal

What if making space for pleasure in our busy, technology driven lives became a highly regarded goal?  How would life be different if we valued peace and delight and joy as much as (or more than) striving to succeed?

What if…

Little Things

These are some of the questions I’m living with these days and I invite you to join me smiley2.

Take Action Challenge

This week, become aware of the little things that make you smile.  As you notice them, pay attention to how they make you feel.  If they feel good, really good, attach value to them immediately.  Tell yourself, “This is the kind of experience that matters.  I want more of this in my life.”  Awareness is a powerful motivator for change. If you keep up this practice, you’ll start to see things change, almost effortlessly.

I received so much pleasure from watching this week’s video from Veronica on my Facebook page.  It shows a beautiful side of humanity.  Watch and sing along!  You can find it here.  Thanks, Veronica  smiley2.

 

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