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Be Lulled to Gentle Sleep

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Be Lulled to Gentle Sleep Blissful Sleep- a Guided Talk-down  A sleepy, gentle and effective guided talk-down to help induce sleep. Feel yourself floating on a soft cloud as you're lulled by gentle music!   A sleepy, gentle and effective guided talk-down to help induce sleep. Feel yourself floating on a soft cloud as you're lulled by gentle music!   With a gentle guiding voice and a slow, non-waking fade at the end. Music: Falling Leaves Photograph of 1943 Sincerity Composer, all tracks: Alexander Khaskin (SOCAN)  Publisher, Lynne Publishing (PRS) Download the extended 20 min version here - http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/thehonestguys3

Wendy's Spring Newsletter

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We are 'springing' into action, are you? View this email in your browser The Wolf in Spring Springing into Action Wendy's Spring Newsletter by Wendy Mason Hi there , I hope the year so far has been kind to you and yours. Sadly, for so many, it has not been particularly happy and I'm hoping with the spring comes relief for us all. I hope you find the articles here useful and if you know someone who is struggling with a challenge at work you may wish to pass on to them the offer below. As for me, well I continue to combine life and career coaching and creative writing. My clients come from all walks of life and, courtesy of Skype, from different parts of the world. Most are at a life or career cross-roads and many are trying to balance a challenging work load with a satisfying family life. They are a joy to work with and the posts below are ones that they have found particularly useful. The items below come from my two blogs

5 Secrets to Falling Asleep More Easily

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  5 Secrets to Falling Asleep More Easily I found this great post by coach, Shana Montesol Johnson, and thought you would find it interesting. "What does getting a good night’s sleep have to do with career success?  You might be surprised.  The topic of sleep comes up frequently in my coaching sessions with international development professionals.  They tend to be hard-working, intelligent, successful people…who are exhausted.  They know they’re not at the top of their game when they don’t get enough sleep. My clients’ sleep is affected by late night conference calls with colleagues in different time zones, frequent international travel, and the sheer volume of work that their jobs entail.  Many of them try to maximize time with family and/or loved ones in the evenings, and then put in a few more hours of work.  They then fall into bed, exhausted, yet find it difficult to “shut down” their brains and fall asleep. If you’ve experienced the same problem, here

How to Never Be Bored Again

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How to Never Be Bored Again Learn how to never be bored with Stella Grizont! Not sure I agree with her that boredom actually kills but this is a good little video, Stella Grizont graduated with a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She is the founder of WOOPAAH, a happiness company teaching individuals and organizations how to thrive and play. Her work has been featured on MSBNC, ABC7 News, The Today Show, and Entrepreneur Magazine. Some of the organizations that love Stella include: Google, Columbia University, and The City of New York. You can get some of her free science based / inspiration filled tips on living more alive here: http://tinyurl.com/kuhmuq7 .

There are no rewinds in life.

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There are no rewinds in life. Here is another inspirational post from contributor, Stephanie Carfrae. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog  at   www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk   and I think you will be inspired by Steph's videos on YouTube at  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkoz1yev_apPjE8XcVrjyjA/videos There are no rewinds in life. So it makes it intense to get everything right first time. But everybody has something they still need to ‘perfect’ or for use of a better word, make right.  Everyone messes up, though they may be good at hiding it.  If you have a plan, you can’t always stick to it. There are detours and interruptions that this life will give you and we may never get back to the place we left from, again. But that’s Ok.  The worst thing in life is standing still.  When it’s rushing by I know that we all complain that it’s going too fast but at least you are moving forward, with every step. We’d be in a lot more trou

The Simplest Way To Relax

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The Simplest Way To Relax Most relaxation techniques combine breathing more deeply with relaxing your muscles. Don't worry if you find it difficult to relax at first. It's a skill that needs to be learned and it will come with practice. Practise for three to five minutes, two to three times a day! You can use this technique whenever you feel the need to calm down! Relaxed breathing Practise deep breathing at a regular time and in a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed. Loosen or remove any tight clothes and make yourself comfortable! If you can, sit in a comfortable chair which supports your head or lie on the floor or bed. Place your arms on the chair arms, or flat on the floor or bed, a little bit away from the side of your body with the palms up. If you’re lying down, stretch out your legs, keeping them hip-width apart or slightly wider. If you’re sitting in a chair, don’t cross your legs. Good relaxation always starts with focusing on your breathin

If you have to fight for something you have no reason to give up

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If you have to fight for something you have no reason to give up.  Here is another inspirational post from contributor, Stephanie Carfrae. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog  at   www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk   and I think you will be inspired by Steph's videos on YouTube at  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkoz1yev_apPjE8XcVrjyjA/videos When the referee blows the full time whistle you have my permission to give up.  My point is no one has a referee with a whistle to blow full time in this life. Everyone has highs, everyone has lows. Who are you to think your lows are worse than anyone else’s?  Of course good things come to an end, and they have to so you can learn to appreciate them. The good times account for memories: sometimes that’s the best part of being alive because you know that things can only get better.  Of course there will be moments of heart ache and you will go through hard times, but just hold onto the belief tha

Bánh bột lọc - Vietnamese clear shrimp & pork dumpling

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Bánh bột lọc - Vietnamese clear shrimp & pork dumpling I'm eating Vietnamese food tonight so I thought it was time for this. Plus the accompanying song made me feel happy. With thanks to  https://www.youtube.com/user/HelenRecipes Full recipe in English and Vietnamese at http://danangcuisine.com/?p=660 Ingredients 400gr tapioca starch 200gr shrimp Ingredients For the dough 400g (14 oz) tapioca starch 250ml water (1 cup) boiling hot water For the filling 200g (7 oz) shrimps, deveined and diced 200g (7 oz) pork belly, diced 1 tsp minced shallot 1 tsp minced garlic Salt & pepper ½ tsp paprika powder 2 tsp vegetable oil 1 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp fish sauce For garnish 100g spring onion, chopped ¼ cup vegetable oil Cilanto and fresh red chili, choppped Vietnamese dipping fish sauce "nuoc cham" http://youtu.be/OrUZzchXGzo More Vietnamese BANH recipes:  http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=... Items in my kitchen and pantry  http

Explore A Little Magic for Inspiration - Pegasus

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Explore A Little  Magic for Inspiration - Pegasus The symbol of Pegasus gives you inspiration, quick and agile wisdom and inspires your ability to fly over any situation. He can be a helper with spiritual explorations and a protector during your spiritual travels. He will help you work to change evil into good. Pegasus, though gentle, is very strong and in Greek mythology carried of Zeus' thunderbolt. He is the horse of the Muses, in the service of poets and I hope you are privileged to ride on his back to find your inspiration! Buy "It Is You (I Have Loved)" on Google Play Artist Dana Glover

Other People And Their Expectations

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Other People And Their Expectations Here is another inspirational post from contributor, Stephanie Carfrae. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog  at   www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk   and I think you will be inspired by Steph's videos on YouTube at  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkoz1yev_apPjE8XcVrjyjA/videos You shouldn’t not do something just because it’s been marred by other people. They don’t know what you’ve been through and they don’t know where you’re going. Other people’s opinions are rated highly. Why? We don’t know them. We don’t know their story. They’ll only be a passing stranger in your story; don’t let them have the power of deciding what you do.  Other people are so over-preoccupied with their own issues that they don’t notice your faults as much as you think they do. As a human race, we are selfish in that way. So don’t ever be too hard on yourself.  Most of the time you’ll find that you, yourself are applying

When friendships end!

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When friendships end! If we are lucky in life we get to meet many people and make some good friends. We can make friends throughout life. And some we carry with us through our life.  Lots of people are still friends with people they met as children. But sometimes friendships come to an end.  This may happen quite naturally and by some kind of unspoken agreement. You just seem to realise you have nothing in common any more – life has moved on and what was a friendship becomes an acquaintanceship with some happy memories and the annual Christmas card. At other times the break up is rather more traumatic with angry words, accusations and on-going bad feelings. It has some elements in common with a broken love affair but it can be lot more messy. With a broken love affair someone usually makes it quite clear that this is the end. That may be painful but at least you can mourn the loss and then get on with the rest of your life.  It is not wise to end a friendship in anger. Mu

If you try to get somewhere!

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If you try to get somewhere! Here is another inspirational post from contributor, Stephanie Carfrae. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog  at   www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk   and I think you will be inspired by Steph's videos on YouTube at  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkoz1yev_apPjE8XcVrjyjA/videos If you try to get somewhere, I can’t promise you’ll get anywhere fast, but if you’re trying you will eventually get there. It might not be where you set off to get to, but that’s ok because plans change their course throughout our lives so we never really know where we’re headed anyway.  Your journey may take many unprecedented twists and turns, but will always lead you to the right circumstance. You may fall many times, but the true power lies in the strength that you can maintain to get back up and keep going. I could go down the negative perspective to try to get you to see that negativity is not the way to go, but why would I do that w