Seven Steps To A Delicious Life: 2 Meditation

Meditation can help connect you with your higher self, with spirit, or however you like to think about it.Or, or as The Eagles advised, "don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy."If nothing else, meditation can slow down the chatter in our brains and allow deeper insights to come through.After some contemplation, it came to me that a meditation practice is key to designing a delicious life.  Perhaps it could have been step one. Some Simple Meditation Practices You could spend a lifetime searching YouTube for meditation samples and practices. Or meditation can be very simple.  Here are some suggestions.Simply focus your attention as your breath goes in, then goes out.Think a word such as "present" as you breath in, and "now" as you breath out.This can be done anywhere at any time.  When walking. When waiting somewhere. When sitting in a park. Anywhere.The goal of almost all meditation practices is to get you out of your head and...
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Sevens Steps To A Delicious Life – 1 What Do You Love?

This is the first of seven steps to creating a delicious life for yourself that you will love.Delicious for you could mean fun, sexy, adventurous, prosperous, satisfying, full of family, or anything else the resonates for you.The exercises in this series could be used to find a career for yourself, create better relationships, or simply enrich your life. Step 1: What Do You Love? List seven things that you love .  These could be activities like:Making music Making art Making love Traveling Learning new things Designing things Curing diseases Building things Helping people Doing nothing perfectly Gardening Research Exploring ideas Learning history Making hisory Tracing family history ...Whatever floats your boat.You can list the seven things you love on paper, in an email to yourself, or in a comment below.What seven things do you love?...
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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

When Bonnie and I talked about taking an extended trip across America, a few people expressed concerns for our safety based on the tweets of the current President and the heated and sensational reports in the news.Indeed, to a Canadian, it could seem like America is totally out of whack based on what is in the news.I have traveled in the states many times, often after dramatic events such as 9/11.My experience is that the majority of Americans live the words in the American Constitution first drafted by Thomas Jefferson: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.  (see history) Almost everyone we meet is warm and friendly and eager to help us enjoy our experience.People mostly value family and friends above all else.Most everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, and culture are warm and welcoming.There...
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How To Start A Vegetable Garden For Beginners

I hear what you are thinking!  Planting a vegetable garden at this time of year?  What?!?Doesn't he know we are into Winter in much of North America?Well, yes.  However, Tim Graham, The Garden Guru, sent a link to an excellent article on vegetable gardening to put on the Planning page for my Easy Garden Tracker.It is never too early to plan to grow Delicious vegetables. Please check out How To Start a Vegetable Garden For Beginners! The article does a great job of describing the minimal tools and techniques needed, how to raise delicious food in small spaces, and suggests some easy, prolific, and tasty vegetables to grow.Also consider using Easy Garden Tracker to help plan and track planting and harvesting.Green beans, peas, carrots, potatoes, zucchini, squash, onions, peppers, tomatoes, ...Can you taste the delicious veggies already? ...
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Jackson Falls – Natchez Trace Parkway

The video below is of Jackson Falls on the Natchez Trace Parkway at mile 404.7.The Natchez Trace is a 444 mile parkway that runs from Natchez, Mississippi, through a corner of Alabama,  to Nashville, Tennessee.The trail was first created by buffalo and other animals looking for saltlicks in Tennessee.Early peoples up to 5,000 years ago used to to travel and trade. Europeans used it to travel from Mississippi to Tennessee, especially farmers from Kentucky (nicknamed Kaintucks) and region returning after rafting their farm goods down the Mississippi River for sale.The Nachez Trace also facilitated the movement of troops during various wars.It is now a splendid national park with many quiet places for hiking and exploring. The road itself is free of signs and distraction with a comfortable 50 mph speed limit.  There are many areas to pull of the road and many campgrounds and RV parks.  Perfect for cruising by car, RV, motorcyle, or bicycle.There are a few campgrounds dedicated...
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How to Get the JOB You Love: 7 Simple Strategies for Getting WORK You Are Passionate About

Bonnie published a book called How to Get the JOB You Love: 7 Simple Strategies for Getting WORK You Are Passionate About—In Any Economy—Guaranteed!The book is chock full of insights, tools, and exercises to help you identify and get the Job You LOVE.Book Available Now We are now making available in eBook format for $9.97.  We will email your copy along with a personal note.Download a FREE Excerpt. Check out the first chapter of How to Get A Job You Love to see if the book is for you. How to Get the JOB You LOVE! ExcerptJob You LOVE North America Workshop Tour We will be in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California over the next few months.  Bonnie is available to speak to your group to help people get the jobs they love.Please send a note to bonnie@designyourdeliciouslife.com to arrange a workshop for your organization....
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Paintings Available By Donation

Bonnie and I are downsizing and looking for a loving home for some of my paintings by donation of $100 or more to our Wedding Adventure campaign on GoFundMe. Wedding details are at bonnieandgreg.com. You can view the original paintings at Unity of Vancouver.  Please contact me at gregdixon@sharedvisions.com if you would like to see the paintings.Northern Lights Acrylic on Canvas - 24" by 20" This scene was inspired by an experience in the North West Territories while diamond-drilling. My poem Waterline describes the experience.Duck On Slough Acrylic on Canvas - 24" by 20" On the farm in Alberta where my mother was born.Spirit Trees Acrylic on Canvas - 24" by 20"Here is a video of most of the paintings: ...
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Bonnie and Greg’s Relationship Story Video

Dane Stevens and Anne Babchuck (www.anextraordinarylife.ca) turn the camera around on Bonnie and Greg to get the story of how they met and their Delicious relationship.Bonnie and Greg's Wedding Adventure site is at bonnieandgreg.com. Anyone with Love for Bonnie and Greg willing to bring a dish for the International Potluck is welcome. Please RSVP through the site.Two books mentioned are If The Buddha Dated and If The Buddha Married by Charlotte Kasl, Ph.D. In USA:   In Canada:   ...
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Anne Babchuck and Dane Stevens – Watch The Magic Happen

Anne and Dane talk about their amazing relationship where there were highschool sweethearts, lived together in their 20s. then did not see each other for twenty years before getting together.  They danced around each other for most of their lives.When they finally did connect, Dane had developed himself through a process called Neuro Trauma Healing Process or Soul Re-Cognition.  Anne was so impressed that she learned the process herself and together provide one-on-one sessions.Greg took 14 sessions with Anne and 2 with Dane.  The process opened him up to his better self and helped open the way to meet someone like Bonnie.You can learn more about their programs at https://anextraordinarylife.ca/They are also working on a relationship workshop that they will offer this Fall....
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