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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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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Alicia Ohana, Miss Canada Petite 2016, Has Amazing Plans to Help Women

Alicia Ohana, Miss Canada Petite 2016, Has Amazing Plans to Help Women

Bonnie McDonald interviewed the inspiring Alicia Ohana about what she learned while earning the title of Miss Canada Petite 2016 and her plans to help young women overcome personal challenges and traumas.The Miss Canada Petite Pageant ExperienceAlicia had a life-altering experience in Toronto. As she got to know the other young women, she realized that they were chosen for their personal stories more than for their confidence.Amazing Personal Stories of the Other ContestantsMany of the other women shared personal challenges, such as physical and sexual abuse, self-esteem, and mental health issues.The women had overcome a lot of adversity to get where they were.Alicia's Family ChallengesAlicia's father recently was hospitalized with a mental illness, leaving the family struggling to deal with his illness and running the family business.Alicia stepped in to be the family anchor and to take over much of the responsibility for running the salon. She thought she would miss the pageant to help the family.How Her Challenges Helped Her WinAfter...
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Find Your Voice with Dawna McLennan’s Muse’s Voice Workshops

Bonnie McDonald talks with Dawna McLennan (HarpPixie) about overcoming shyness and finding her voice for singing and life.Dawna played her harp and sang at a concert at the Unity Spiritual Centre. Although Bonnie did not see herself as a singer, she was so inspired by the HarpPixie concert that she signed up for Dawna's Muse's Voice workshop the next day. The Muse's Voice: Sing From The Inside Out It is a workshop about finding the space inside you where your sing with 'yes' and closing the gap between singing with yes and singing with 'no'.  I believe that we have everything within us to sing with our full, powerful voice. It is always a journey to sing with more and more freedom. To live with more and more freedom. The voice is an intimate instrument. It is a mirror for our degree of self acceptance. The more we can say yes to the voice we have, we all have a beautiful unique voice. The only person...
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Explore Your Creativity with Hila Russ and HeArt Journey Workshops

Fun Interview with Hila Russ about HeArt Journey WorkshopsBonnie McDonald and I interviewed Hila Russ about her HeArt Journey Workshops.HeArt Journey Workshop ExperienceWorkshop participants connect with their creativity and the group in a series of exercises and artistic explorations that are Fun and empowering.Interpersonal ConnectionsSome of the benefits include exploring new ways of communicating and sharing with others. This can carry through beyond the workshop to help improve teamwork in corporate and other environments.Custom Workshops for OrganizationsHila will meet with you for a free consultation to discuss how a customized HeArt Journey Workshop can help your organization.Please see http://heartjourney.life for more information and contact information.Scheduled WorkshopsHila has workshops scheduled in Vancouver.  Come and have some Creative Fun!Please see http://heartjourney.life for more information and contact information.Join Our NewsletterWould you like to receive weekly newsletters about delicious news and events? Join the Design Your Delicious Life Newsletter— By Greg Dixon...
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