After The Wedding – From Princess For A Day To Goddess For A Lifetime

February 21, 2023 Category :Generals Off

The future is made of the same stuff as the present.

-Simone Weil, 20th century French writer

What’s Next?

A wedding is a microcosmic slice of “real life” where everything is magnified, sped up, and exaggerated. No wonder things can get rather emotional under such a heady spotlight. However, a wedding is still your “real life”-life hasn’t stopped (although it may have gotten a bit surreal!). You just entered the space called a rite-of-passage. And rites-of-passage are designed to shake you up a bit-to wake you up so you are more sure-footed along this path of change and transition.

A rite-of-passage is a time of intentional pause, an opportunity to look deep into your heart to hear the answer to the question, “Am I sure?”-an answer your inner spirit knows, and your job is to trust it.

From Bride to Partner

I have often said to brides: How you “be” in planning your wedding is how you will “be” in your marriage. So now the wedding is over-no spotlight, no wedding planner, no attendants looking out for you-it’s just you and him and a broad, open horizon. What’s next? More of the same (obsessing over minutia-nuts or mints?) or are you ready to become a woman more settled in your own skin, more grounded and confident enough to open your heart to your partner completely?

Remember the expression: How you do anything is how you do everything. So wake up!

If you were aware that your time as a bride was a rite-of-passage-a time of inner growth and self discovery that had a beginning, middle and end-you are ahead of the game. If you were not aware of this rather primal process, ’tis okay, you are still in the game because this next phase-newly wed, marriage partner, a couple-is the beginning of another rite-of-passage!

What the heck is a rite-of-passage and why does it keep following you around? It seems that a woman’s life is a series of evolving rites of passage-rituals of exploration and change, moving you into, through, and out of growth experiences all along the way-bumpy, smooth, and somewhere in-between.

Here’s the Secret

But here’s the secret: rites-of-passage are also designed to make life simpler. Once you step into the ceremonial nature of a rite-of-passage, its intuitive rhythm takes over, and by trusting the process, you surrender to its wise direction. The rite-of-passage invites you to trust and focuses you toward the process, the journey of life-instead of the content, the stuff! (Sure, the color of your bouquet or the size of the television can be relevant decisions during wedding or house planning, but just not the focus in building a relationship-and that’s what this is all about!)

I remember a teacher of mine from years ago, Dr. Ken Anbender, said something like: The key to any relationship is the answer to this question: What are we building here? Whether you are a bride planning a wedding, a newly wed beginning marriage, an “old married lady,” or you’re single with a significant other-you are either building an empowering relationship or taking away from it.

Back to that question at the beginning: “Am I sure?” Are you sure you’ve included your open mind and open heart in building a loving, supportive relationship?

Being aware that you are part of the bigger picture of life is the job of the rite-of-passage. The process acts as a reminder for you to focus on your heart’s desire, on how deeply you can connect to your partner, how you can be someone who gives and receives love generously-whether you feel like it or not!

Now carry that woman into your relationship, your marriage, your family and you are well on your way to be a goddess for a lifetime!

[With a background in fashion publications at Vogue magazine, Cornelia Powell has been an innovative entrepreneur for over three decades. Becoming known as “the bride’s sage” and “a woman’s folklorist,” her store in Atlanta in the 1980s and 90s was nationally recognized — a haven for “grown-up brides” and romantics everywhere — and touted as “magically unique, a women’s dream.”

Motorola M900 Bag Phone Review – A Review of the Motorola M900 Bag Phone

January 20, 2023 Category :Automobiles & Motorcycles| Electronics and Electrical Off

Individuals who visit remote locations can benefit from the features offered by the sturdy Motorola M900 Bag Phone. The entire multimedia mobile communication device, including main bag and accessory pouch weighs an impressive ten pounds.

The detachable pouch contains a swivel spike antenna, backup battery, external microphone, wall charger, CLA car charger, User Manual, Installation Guide and short User’s Guide. The mobile phone has packet data Max BR support 153.6 kbps connectivity for notable connections even in the most remote areas.

Users can expect up to ten hours of standby time, up to approximately 200 minutes on the handset mode and up to approximately 105 minutes on the hands-free mode. Performance features also include full duplex with excellent audio quality.

The unit can be recharged easily through multiple power resources. The M900 Bag Phone can be recharged using a cigarette lighter adaptor, wall charger or rechargeable battery. The cell phone offers an ignition sense and internal antenna plus optional external antenna for ultimate reception.

Users can send and receive emails, faxes and files using Motorola Phone Tools. Short messaging service (SMS) is integrated into the system for quick text messages and the impressive speech recognition feature allows for instant name and number dialing.

The generous phone book is able to hold up to 500 entries and 20 voice tags. Conference calling is available with up to five participants and the unit has added security features to keep information safe. Security and cost control features include fixed dial and call barring.

The M900 Bag Phone has multiple language options and multiple ring tones. Visually, the unit is clear and crisp because of the 8mm character height high resolution display and the adjustable blue backlight and contrast display setting.

Operating the cell phone is easy using the generously spaced keypad and four-way navigation key. The privacy handset is used for private mode operations. The Motorola M900 Bag Phone is the ideal companion for individuals living, working or vacationing in remote areas.

Aphrodisiac Recipes to Inspire Intimate Desires

January 14, 2023 Category :Business Services| Technology Off

To incorporate the essence of intimate passions into cooking, individuals with such desires should impart aphrodisiac recipes into meal preparation.

Exploration, in the medium of research, can conjure up a host of aphrodisiac recipes suitable for any meal, any day or any occasion.

Enterprising enthusiasts of the aphrodisiac prophecies should slant their respective shopping skills and culinary talents through the resources of aphrodisiac recipes.

Supplemental and subliminal rewards, through an individual’s embracement upon preparing aphrodisiac recipes are in the perception, motif, tone and mood that are achieved. Such achievements can only enhance and inspire romance and intimacy, in creating the ultimate in desirability and arousal.

Aphrodisiac recipes are plentiful in their bounty. Such recipes, with a heavy accent on romance, include appetizers, dip, spread, non-alcoholic beverages, flavored coffees and teas, breads, soups, salads, fondue, vegetables, complete entrees, desserts, and decadent chocolate buffets.

Erotic finger food, amid aphrodisiac recipes, involved the minimal preparations and artistic placement of varieties of cubed cheeses; hot and spiced frankfurters of the cocktail variety; black olives, large and generously stuffed; green olives, also large and generously stuffed; an assortment of vegetable, pickled; hot peppers; and, as a feature delicacy, smoked oysters; all, on an elegant platter.

Remaining on the erotic finger food theme, as a continuation of aphrodisiac recipes, upon a vividly colorful platter, display fresh fruits, to include strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, chunks of pineapple, seedless green and red grapes, dates, figs, sliced mangos, sliced papaya, sliced kiwi, watermelon pieces, sliced cantalope or honeydew. Amid the fruit, place in the center of the platter an appropriately sized bowl, filled with melted chocolate, sherbet or cottage cheese. Add various types of crackers to the platter.

A most alluring, among aphrodisiac recipes, calls for pepper jelly to be spread upon sliced honey ham. Cook some asparagus spears, place the vegetable atop the jellied topped ham, and proceed to roll in up, as with a jelly role. Allow the asparagus tips to extend from either edge of the rollup. Hold the rollup together by spearing it with a toothpick containing a nicely stuffed olive.

To add that naturally sweet touch to a bread item amid the host of aphrodisiac recipes is sweet potato biscuits. Ingredients include one cup of flour, two teaspoons of baking powder, a quarter teaspoon of salt, one tablespoon of sugar, one cup of mashed sweet potatoes, three tablespoons of butter, and a combination of honey and butter combined to make a spread. The oven should be preheated to three hundred seventy five degrees. With the exception of the honey and butter spread, mix all of the other ingredients together to create nice dough. Roll the dough out to flatness, and cut such dough into biscuits. Bake the biscuits for a period of twenty minutes. Remove the hot biscuits from the oven, and apply melted butter to the tops of the biscuits with a brush. Split the biscuits open, and spread the honey and butter spread inside of each biscuit. Serve the sweet potato biscuits warm.

As decadent chocolate would be amongst aphrodisiac recipes, a chocolate fondue would enrich any occasion. For such a fondue, have available two-thirds cup of a light corn syrup, a half-cup of whipping cream, and one package or eight squares of semi-sweet baking chocolate. To prepare such decadence, combine the corn syrup and whipping cream within a large bowl that is microwave safe, on a high setting, for a duration of one and a half minutes or until such mixture reaches a boil. Remove the bowl containing the hot mixture from the microwave, and immediately stir in the chocolate, until the entire mixture is fully melted. Pour the mixture into a fondue pot. Serve warm, as a fine dip for a host of goodies, including sliced fresh fruit, whole strawberries, cookies, marshmallows, pretzels, cubed pound or angel cake.

Saving for Retirement – The Truth

December 3, 2022 Category :Mental Health| Telemarketing Off

Most personal development trainers, life coaches, and self-help teachers tell us that the greatest hindrance to a shift in our Self-Image from negative to positive is the tenacity with which the established Self-Image fights to hold onto its seat of domination. By the way, the number one name given to this Self-Image is the Ego. Psychologists tell us that the Self-image or Ego is really an accumulation of many habits. Some of these habits are very good. The way you talk, the way you walk, the way you write are just a few of the habits that serve you well. There are many more habits that do not serve you positively and actually limit and prevent you from living more the life you deserve. The most destructive of the habits, as it relates to saving for retirement, are those that “tell” you that you are now as wealthy as you’re going to be unless you can “get lucky”. Somehow the Self-Image has so convinced you of this “fact” and you have “experienced” it so often that you have come to accept it as your “truth”.

Here is something about “truths” that you may not have considered. Some “truths” may be unreliable because some of them change. Do you remember accepting visits and gifts from the Tooth Fairy as the truth in your childhood? Is a visit from the Tooth Fairy a truth for you today? What about your beliefs about Santa Claus? Are they the same today as they were when you were a child? Most of us assume a truth to be something that was true yesterday, is true today, and will be true tomorrow. The two examples I just shared show that truths can and do change. So just what are truths? Truths are really habits, primarily habitual ways of reacting to what we see, hear, experience, feel, and think. This is especially true in terms of how we think and feel about money.

We tend to live our lives using our truths as our guiding principles. They also tend to be self-fulfilling prophecies for us. Since only about 3% to 5% of the population are fortunate enough to be born into an environment where the Self-Image is generously provided with thoughts, images, and experiences filled with success, financial abundance, and other riches, the remainder of the population have to go through a “makeover” of our truths to experience the same. I’m not speaking of a cosmetic makeover. I’m talking about some deep-seated, self-limiting habits and beliefs that have to be changed 180 degrees, in other words, to their exact opposite. Once you get started with the makeover, you must persist until you succeed.

Why not start now? Time is precious. Each minute, hour, or day that passes can never be re-lived. Persistence in developing new habits is the only way I have found to subdue old established habits. Hopefully, the exercises of preparing your “do want” and “do not want” lists, as well as the T. Harv Eker list, make a bit more sense. Do not forget nor neglect the tools. Your mind has far too many tricks waiting for you to be without them.

Sadly, statistics say that only a few of you who read these articles will actually muster enough energy and courage to put forth the effort and make the necessary changes to dramatically improve your financial situation so that you can generously contribute to your saving for retirement program. It’s not that you can’t make the changes. The effort really requires no hard, physical labor, and there are many economical self-help books and audio programs available on the market. What it takes is more understanding of how you got to where you are today financially, making a decision and a commitment to change, then persisting until you have what you want.