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Angela Treat Lyon: Success, Energy and Entrepreneurs

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Malinda Zarate of EmboldenedHeart.com interviews Daring Dreamers Radio Host, Angela Treat Lyon!

Why is it so important to be an independent thinker, or an entrepreneur?

What is the real nature of an emotion?

And how can you dig under an upsetting emotion and find gold?

Malinda interviews me as I share how to find resolution to upsetting emotions and limiting thoughts in less than 7 minutes – a tactic you can use again and again.

CLICK HERE or on the Daring Dreamers Radio icon to the left to get to one of the most important interviews anyone has ever done of me – thanks, Malinda, for a great time, and allowing me to zero in on specific ways to heal quickly!

Dr. Joann Dahlkoetter, Olympic Peak Performance Coach

 

I was very honored last week to interview Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter, Olympic Edge peak performance Coach.

Dr. Joann provides performance psychology, corporate training, and Performing Edge Coach Certification programs for CEOs, coaches, sports parents and athletes to help them reach their highest potential in sports, business and life.

When I spoke with Dr. Joann last week, she had just gotten off the phone with an invitation to coach Olympic athletes at the Sports Training Facility for the next Games in London. What an honor!

In our conversation, I got her to tell us about what helped her to go from starting at 19th place to come in a triumphant 2nd in one of the most brutal races of all – the Hawaii Ironman Triathalon.

She also shares with us how she developed her 3-Ps program afterwards from her extreme experience there.

Some of what else she shows us:
1. What you can do to create consistent peak performance in your life
2. How to use magnets to pull success towards yourself (and let IT do the work for you!);
3. And how to have Olympic Thinking on a steady basis, that helps you win whatever game you play in life and business.

Dr. JoAnn is the CEO of Performing Edge Coaching International Association, a global resource and Certification Training Program for Coaches. If I weren’t already a coach, I’d want this certification myself! In case you want to get certified as a Performing Edge Coach, you can either click here or on the banner under this post.

CLICK HERE or on the icon to the left to find out Dr. Joann’s secrets to creating and maintaining an Olympic Edge Mindset every day in your life and business.

You can also go to iTunes and search Daring Dreamers Radio for this show.

Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter is the best-selling author of Your Performing Edge and is an internationally recognized performance consultant and world-class athlete (get her book here – scroll down the page a bit to get to it).

She is a licensed psychologist and has been a medical staff member at Stanford University Medical Center for 10 years; she is winner of the San Francisco Marathon in 2:43:20; she placed 2nd in the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon, and was rated the No. 1 triathlete in the U.S. by Triathlete Magazine.

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Wendy Lipton-Dibner, the Move-People-to-Action Master

 

I’m so delighted to have as my Featured Guest this week someone I highly respect and admire: Wendy Lipton-Dibner, Internationally Acclaimed Speaking Expert and Best Selling Author.

I had the very good fortune to attend one of her speaking programs, and was really impressed with Wendy’s knowledge, expertise, kindness and understanding of why people do – and don’t do – what they do.

If you want to accelerate your business success, you’ll want to listen up, because Wendy has a unique twist with her proven strategies that help you increase your income and your impact through effective speaking.

In every industry from health care to hair care Wendy has proven time and again, “Your most powerful business asset is your voice!”

You may be familiar with how people buy a program or product…but then never take action on what they learn.

Wendy has an unusually high implementation rate: over 93% of her surveyed audiences have received measurable results from her training. She is internationally recognized as an authority in both personal and organizational change and the psychosocial factors that move people to action.

Crowned the “female Zig Ziglar” by author/publishing expert, Rick Frishman, she is the author of two bestselling books, Shatter Your Speed Limits®, and M.A.D. Leadership for Healthcare…and she serves as a trusted advisor, trainer, consultant and coach for doctors, executive leaders and top influencers worldwide. She’s helped hundreds of thousands of people get what they truly want.

Join me and listen in, and find out:

  • Why people don’t take action
  • What to do about it
  • What they need
  • What internal rules hold them back
  • How to propel yourself, your clients or listeners to a new level!

For information about Wendy’s latest programs, go here: ActionSuccesswithWendy.com

CLICK HERE or on the IDYR icon to the left to go to the show with Wendy, or go to iTunes, search Daring Dreamers Radio, and sign up for the RSS feed so show updates come to you automatically!
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Gary Null, America’s Leading Health Expert & Investigative Reporter

I am so pleased and honored to have GARY NULL, Health and Freedom expert, as my Daring Dreamers Radio Featured Guest this week.

He’s such a brilliant man – it was like being in the same space with a tornado for an hour! It took me a week to recover from the sheer intensity of the man!

If you’re at all familiar with him and his work, he’s an adamant supporter of freedom, clean food and enviroment, green practices, health, longevity…

I was so pleased that he took my Big Question and ran with it, and reveals what he’d do if given only 30 more minutes to live, tips on living well, healthy and happy…and way more.

Gary’s entire adult life has been spent fighting for a better way for all of us to live. Through his New York Times Bestselling books, documentaries, and daily radio show Gary has continued to be a strong voice for the consumer, standing up against big pharmaceutical corporations.

Time Magazine called him “The New Mr. Natural.” My Generation Magazine dubbed him one of the top health gurus in the United States. For over 35 years, Gary Null has been one of the foremost voices of the health movement.

CLICK HERE for PART ONE (29 minutes) of my talk with him, and CLICK HERE for Part Two (15 minutes). You can also tune into Daring Dreamers Radio on  iTunes for Part One.

Through his New York Times Bestselling books, documentaries, and daily radio show Gary has continued to be a strong voice for the consumer, standing up against big pharmaceutical corporations….

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Dr. Eric Pearl: The Reconnection

Dr. Eric Pearl, who used to be a practicing chiropractor, was awakened one night by the lamp on his bedside table going on all by itself.

If you don’t know who he is, you’ve really missed out.

I wanted to interview him ever since I read his book, The Reconnection: Heal Others, Heal Yourself, and I’m so pleased I was able to get into his busy schedule!

He discovered how to heal with energy w/o even touching anyone. He now teaches how you can do that, too. Listen in as he describes how that knowledge of healing came to him right out of the blue, and how he didn’t even believe it, humself.

“When we connect with this energy, there’s an optimal regeneration, a reorganization of tissue outside the illusion of time and space,” he explains.

You can get his book, The Reconnection: Heal Others, Heal Yourself at the major online bookstores, and at TheReconnection.com.

CLICK HERE or on the IDareYouRadio logo to the left to listen in and find out how he was suddenly able to heal in such an amazing, completely new-to-him way!

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Deborah D. Miller: Helping Kids with Cancer Go Home Happy

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I’ve been entranced watching Deborah D. Miller use EFT, the Emotional Freedom Techniques, to help kids with cancer in Mexico.

When I got Deborah on the phone, she gave us such a clear, powerful example of what can be done for kids with tapping. And not just the kids! Whole families, their friends and communities are being affected. Wait til you hear!

In the US, when you get those funny ‘chills’ that mean something moves you profoundly, it is called goose bumps. Here in Hawaii, we call it chicken skin – and I got lots of it when I was speaking with Deborah!

Choosing to live, not die

You’ll hear how kids who have chosen to die heal and live; how their friends help them tap even though they thought tapping was silly; and how whole villages and families in Mexico now know how to tap….Deborah’s work at the hospital (OaxacaProject.com) isn’t about illness, it’s about creating wellness.

12-11-logo-4-1hClick HERE for the first part of my interview with Deborah. During Deborah’s work, she helps kids uncover beliefs they have that they ‘should’ die because they believe it will help a sibling live, or cause less stress in the family…you’ll see what she does to help them alleviate and resolve those beliefs, what happens when she does, and the incredible affect on the community at large.

12-11-logo-4-1hClick HERE for the second part of my interview with Deborah (about 10 min). What daring thing will Deborah do now, after she has been given $10K to help give Tappy Bear to the kids? Listen in as she describes how she is working on a special program to help kids, parents and practitioners, and what that will involve.

12-11-logo-4-1hClick HERE for the third part of my interview with Deborah (about 10 min). If you’re an EFTer, you may want to perk your ears up on this one….

More about Deborah:

Deborah specializes in empowering individuals by helping them release their blocks and inhibitions followed by instilling new beliefs that allow them to step into their own power.

She has created EFT scripts and audios to help individuals with the EFT process, particularly with kids with cancer.

Here are some of her sites:

Teleseminar Series: Helping Kids with Cancer – HERE

Discover How Deborah D Miller Ph.D., has been able to enhance the quality of life for kids wirh Cancer – don’t confuse its simplicity with its power to change lives! HERE

Free video about Kids with Cancer Project: HERE

The Oaxaca Project

Giving Hope to Kids wtih Cancer – Youtube video about project HERE

miller-bkThe Dragon with Flames of Love: TAPPING for KIDS is The Tapping Solution! This book (available in English, French and Spanish) provides EFT Tapping instruction as a simple, yet remarkable alternative for parents of children coping with a shocking diagnosis or dealing with any kind of chronic illness.

It’s a manual, a how-to-guide, that lovingly teaches parents how to effectively utilize a powerful tool known as Tapping in order to assist a chronically ill child.

This book is suitable for ALL ages and provides a variety of age specific scripts for children, teens and adults. Additionally, it includes EFT TAPPING scripts to specifically address the many challenges of being a parent of a sick child.

Click on this link to get it in Spanish here – El Dragón con Llamas de Amor: Tapping para Niños (Spanish Edition)

You can get the book in English, French and Spanish.

 

Dr. Joe Rubino: Proven Systems for Self Esteem for 20 Million People

Dr. Joe Rubino, Self-Esteem ExpertBoy do I have a wonderful resource for you! I’ve been in touch with someone who, as he says, “used to be resigned to the fact that ‘a dentist’ was all he was going to be.”

He finally developed the courage to give that viewpoint up and barged forward to overcome his shyness and inability to “be out there.”

Dr. Joe Rubino is not just knowledgeable, not just wise, not just kind and compassionate – he’s a guy who’s actually Done the Work. While at the same time you can tell he is passionate about what he does, he doesn’t interrupt or run all over you when you speak with him. He actually *listens*! Woohoo!

One of the things we gals experience when we are interrupted or told what we ought to do or when a guy tries to “fix” us is that we feel disempowered and small.

You know what that feels like – and we gals can do the same to you guys, right? It feels awful.

Joe is a real example of what we all like in having a conversation with someone who pays attention and responds accordingly. What a breath of fresh air!

20 Million People?

Joe is passionate about his work helping people develop self-esteem – to the point that he has started the ball rolling on a project with an intention to help 20 million people – that’s right, 20, not 2 – to feel better and increase their self-esteem in the next couple years.

Why? Because he wants to help enough people – both through his own work and with those who join in – so we can create critical mass, our total consciousness reaching and going over the tipping point for a better world with less strife and more joy and peace.

Joe has developed amazing systems through which he guides you to more courage, more calm, more solid sense of who we are and our place in the world.

You can find out about his books and programs to help you raise your self-esteem HERE.

And just know that when you get it, I and others in the EFT and self-development crowd that you know all have wonderful bonuses for you, as well.

And, for a freebie taste, HERE‘s a really wonderful video of Joe being interviewed by Ridgely Goldsborough in his Modest to Millions Show in a big old mansion, talking about how people create wealth and stay wealthy through developing stronger self-esteem. I’ve watched it three times now because it’s so inspiring to me and has such good ideas.

I know you’ll want to see it, too. Bookmark it so you can go back to it, OK?

IDareYouRadio.comIt was really fun to interview Dr. Joe, and I loved it that he gives away a lot of information during his talk, as well. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! You’ll find it by clicking on the logo to the left, or right HERE.

 

What Cool Thing Can YOU Teach at Your Local SBA?

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Having thought of myself as a renegade artist for so long, I never thought I’d be teaching anything – much less the subject of business or marketing – at any government agency.

So it was a real surprise when a friend of mine who is the course director at our local Honolulu Small Business Administration, called me and asked me if I’d like to give some classes there.

I thought, why the heck not?

There are people who really could use what I know! So I put together four possible classes they might want to run.

So you can see the various possibilities, here’s what I proposed:

  • How to Reduce or Eliminate Stress
  • How to Give Successful Teleclasses
  • Play with Your Money for More Money to Play With
  • Internet Marketing Made Easy: Are You Missing These 8 Essential Elements of Marketing?

They wanted the internet marketing one.

That was a surprise, but I didn’t mind.

Then I had to think, “who is my audience? Who will be coming, and how do I prepare my class for that group?”

Who’s the best niche to market your class to?

In your local SBA, I can almost guarantee you there will be at least one person who knows that women comprise 52+% of today’s business owners.

Women are the hot market to target.

Women are sick and tired of the push marketing model, and are naturals for pull, or attractor, marketing, AND not only know how to do it, but have had a major presence in the bazaars and marketplaces of the world for hundreds of years.

What will teaching at the SBA get you?

If you offer a course at the SBA, you won’t even believe what that will get you. They have hundreds of members who are in biz who read the monthly press release that goes out announcing the classes.

That exposure alone can increase your readership considerably if you give a website address that has an opt-in box on it with an attractive offer for people to go sign up on your list.

What do you know?

Do you know something most people do not?

Do you have a skill or talent you can share?

The credibility from having taught just one class there would be all you’d need to catapult you into a whole new sphere of influence!

What to do next

I suggest that you go down to your local SBA, if you have one, or a town near you, and see what’s up. If they have classes you can register for, take one and get to know the admin people, and make friends.

Then call them and mention that you have something they can use – and if they take it, you’re in!

All you need to do is put a five steps class together:

  • 5 Steps to creating a domain name, 5 Steps to building a website,
  • 5 Steps to writing compelling copy,
  • 5 Steps to selling on Ebay,
  • 5 Steps to marketing online,
  • 5 Steps to marketing offline

…. or whatever your skills, knowledge or expertise is in.

Give your class a compelling name, propose it and then teach it.

Offer something that has to do with whatever you know how to do, and whatever you would feel comfortable showing a complete newbie how to do it.

Once you teach there for a few months, your name will get around as the one to go to for whatever you’re known as the expert at. People will start calling you and asking for  services. So in addition to what you do online, you’ll also have a good local clientele.
Why would you want a local clientele?

Because you want to connect with and stay in touch with your local community; you don’t want your face in front of your computer screen all day anymore; and because it ain’t good for your bod to be sitting all day long.

If you like to share info, consider teaching at your local SBA.

I guarantee you that you know more about your subject than the “normal” person out there – and that makes you an expert to them! Try it!

Doing local classes strengthens your internet marketing expertise by improving your communication skills and self-confidence. You go!

Paul & Layne Cutright: Conscious Relationship Experts

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I am so happy to be able to bring to you one of the most delightful couples I’ve ever met: relationship Experts Paul and Layne Cutright.

Do you have a conscious purpose underlying your relationships?

Paul and Layne do, and they have been cultivating and nourishing it for over thirty years.

When they first met, there was one of those lightning strike moments we all read about but rarely experience – they knew then they were in for something different. And indeed, it certainly has been.

You’ll be fascinated to hear what they have made out of their commitment, how they purposely function through a gateway of loving experimentation and curiosity, and how many people they have helped over the years because of their own love for one another.

Transparency to the max

One of the things I love best about them is their willingness to be transparent, share from the heart, and do it with humor.

cutright-bkYou’ll hear how they discovered their own ‘spiritual arrogance’ (that would be hard for anyone to admit!), how they had a deep ‘Undoing’ that lasted almost three years and that completely changed their lives, and how they got through all that to swing up again into a greater arena of service.

IDareYouRadio.comClick HERE or on the Daring Dreamers Radio Logo to the left to get to the interview.

You can get their wonderful, eye-opening book here: You’re Never Upset for the Reason You Think, 2nd Edition

AND – as a special gift to you Daring Dreamers who listen in to the Show, Paul and Layne have made it possible to get one of their most valuable courses – their excellent Heart-to-Heart Communication Program – for 50% savings! Thanks, Paul and Layne!

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Here’s a tip from Straight from the Heart:

“Develop the ability, or at least the willingness, to see beyond others’ fears and limitations into their very heart of hearts.

“Regardless of the hardships or abuses that anyone has suffered, there is an untouched purity of spirit that may be brought forth simply by recognizing and acknowledging it.”

Layne and Paul Cutright
from their book, ‘Straight From the Heart’

I just love that. It makes me think of the space I like to be in when I’m doing a session with someone – empty of judgement, empty of agenda, guiding that still, powerful voice to come out from under all the layers of Other that have been piled on over the years.

It’s such an incredible experience when that happens! Suddenly all the anxiety, fear, anger, grief or sadness completely drains out of thm and this enormous nimbus of light envelops their body and the sun has reclaimed its residence in their hearts. It’s just lovely.

Angela Treat Lyon: Interviewed on Success with Kate Radio Show

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Today the tables are turned!

I was interviewed by Success Coach Kate Beeders on her Success with Kate Radio Show this weekend. Find Kate here: successcoachingwithKate.com.

It was such fun – Kate’s a good interviewer. You’ll hear all about passion, creativity…how I first decided never to be bored and always be as passionate and alive as possible…and my renegade EFT ideas that say don’t neutralize that energy!

I also fill you in on why I believe my tapping books are the best around; my how-to-get-out-of-being-broke money books, and lots more.

HERE’s where to get Part One, and HERE’s where to get Part 2.

 

Patricia Bengston, Stone Sculptor: Living Her Deepest Dreams

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One of California’s foremost stone sculptors, Patricia Bengston-Jones is a shining example of a Daring Dreamer – someone who doesn’t take Normal for one minute and who bucks the odds to live her Deepest Dreams. Not because of any rebellion, necessarily, but because it’s simply who she is and what she does.

She’s a powerful example of someone who really lives her passion, not alowing the numbing, everyday trance that surrounds us that says, “get a job, be norrrrmaallll…” overtake her!

Raw, mythical power

I was really taken with her work. I love the raw, mythical quality of it, and how she allows the stone to be stone, rather than trying to make something pretty-pretty out of it. It’s stone: heavy; plain; figured; textural; translucent; eternal; even humorous.

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I love how her forms give you an inkling of a story, but not much more than will tickle your own frames of reference and put you on the beginning of a path to create your own stories from the images.

Time and Form

lets-clean-the-barnaclesIDYRHere is one of the pieces I loved the most. Although these are all maritime themed, not all of her works are.  Let’s Clean the Barnacles Off: made from Travertine and Slate, 10″ x 7″ x 20″

 

Here’s what she has to say on her site: PBengtson.com

“As a seeker of knowledge, with ten years of landscape and (color) field painting in 1972, I returned to finished my education, to find answers in my search of the ‘unknown’.

“This led me into sculpture and using concepts of the prehistoric monumental stone sites and myths. I visited England, Italy and Mexico, and lived in the Southwest.

I used the monolithic forms, arches and stacking or layering to denote the passage of time in my sculpture

bengston-jones-marble“This background information along with the mythology of the Vikings, has helped me research my own heritage which combines Swedish and Northern European.

 

“My endless search has helped to shed some light on the unexplained phenomena of my past cultures. It enables my sculpture to come together as a ‘Passage to My Heritage.’ ”

Make sure you visit her site for more mythical, powerful stone and glass work – especially check out that gateway she’s carving in the image above! See lots more of her works at her website, PBengtson.com.

 


How My Ma Lived Artfully and Why I Never Paint Gory Stuff

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When I was a child, I admired the fact that my mother was a professional artist.

She painted stark watercolor land and seascapes, inspired by the windswept beaches, watering holes and harbors up and down the New England coast that she and my dad sailed through.

She was often commissioned to do pastel portraits of our friends, neighbors and their kids. I remember going with her to the portrait sittings and playing with the siblings of the kids who were sitting. We were all bored, and made fun by creating our own portraits. That’s where it all began for me.

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This is one of her watercolors of Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, where we lived.

I wasn’t such a huge fan of her portraits, but I loved how she could get across the idea of the glassy water of Bar Harbor, Maine using one swipe of her brush, or the freedom of a gull in the air with only a squiggle made perfectly, freely just-so. Because of her, I started drawing at age six, and never stopped.

Gory stuff

I used to pore through her art history books, study her sketches, snitch any old art materials it looked like she’d abandoned, and practice on her scraps of paper.

goyaOne of the things I remember clearly about her books were the gory, hideous war paintings from before World War I.

I didn’t realize that at the time that they were painted, drawings and paintings were the only way that anyone could communicate what was happening to people in one part of the world to the people in another.

Instantaneous communication is so now ubiquitous – even back then in the 50s with our dial phones, radio and the beginnings of TV – that I thought it was just sheer perversity that anyone would want to paint such subjects.

I misunderstood the function of art before radio and TV. I didn’t get that Goya’s paintings and Daumier’s drawings were like newspapers today, conveying what was going on at the time.

If you look back at their amazing work: Francisco Goya (see here) and Honore Daumier (see here), could have unquestionably been Pulitzer prize reporters for their eras. Nonetheless, I was dismayed by their subject matter – most of which was far milder than what is “normal” to see in the media today.

Not for me

I decided that I’d never paint or carve anything so gruesome. I wanted to see color, light, delight, soul, depth, honesty, courage, beauty, inspiration, power, connection to the divine. I decided, too, that I had to go beyond just making art – I wanted to live my life artfully, as well – although I really didn’t know quite how to do that yet.

Over the years since those days, I have made a practice of just that: trying to live my life as artfully as I can. I’ve found that attempting to make each thing I do perfect leads to stagnation, boredom and huge anxiety (will it be good enough; can I do it?). Instead, I just slow myself down a fraction to be able to breathe in and out, look at what I’m doing or the person I’m with, then appreciate them as much as I can. When I do that, life seems to light up somehow.

Speeding through life

I’ve noticed that people who have a hard time don’t quite reach the levels of success they’d like, or the relationships or money they want. They are also the ones who forget to add beauty to their lives.

I have also noticed that these same people also have a tendency to speed through their lives as if they are being chased by some huge expectation … that they simultaneously believe they will never attain!

Speeding through life produces an inability to appreciate your surroundings, your relationships, yourself or what you do accomplish.

Without appreciation, how can you thrive?

You can’t – at least not as fully as you would, otherwise.

Think of the word “appreciation.”

The root word from which it is derived means “precious.”

To appreciate is to make precious, dear to your heart. Imagine if you stopped long enough during your day to appreciate your feet, and how they carry you all over the place. Even though you give them so little attention, there they are doing your work.

  • What could you do for your feet today that would make them (and you!) feel delicious?
  • What could you do for your friend today that would help him or her feel great?
  • What can you do as best you can that would make you feel like you accomplished something today?

That’s living artfully.

Think of your kitchen. It’s where all the food in your life comes in, gets stored, cleaned, and prepared for your life fuel. How much do you appreciate your kitchen? What would it take to stand in the middle of that kitchen and look around, radiating appreciation to the counter tops, the sink, the fridge, the floor? Not much!

Try it and see how that feels.

Then do it with other places in your house. You’ll notice that there will be places you’ll want to clean up a bit, maybe move some furniture around, open windows. Don’t be so anxious to do it right away, though.

Give the room your love first, and ask yourself, if I were to really love myself, and live artfully, appreciating and doing everything the best I could, how would I like this room to be?

Make mental notes as you go through your day as to what you could slow down, take a breath in and out, and appreciate. Then do it. Doesn’t have to take long at all!

Make mental notes about what you’d like to change in your house, your behavior, your relationships, your business. Make changes gradually, and celebrate them and how those changes make you feel.

Note and appreciate the people, things, and places that you want to honor for having stood by you for a long time. Even take a second to write a line of appreciation on a card and send it off to one of those people.

THAT is living artfully: create your life on purpose, in beauty and appreciation.

I know you can do it, and that the more you do, the better you’ll feel. And the better you feel, the better your life will be, day by day by day.

Do You Have Great, Unshakable Support for Your Life?

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One of the most precious things that can help make your life as great as you wish it to be is an unshakable support system.

Whether that consists of your family, friends, co-workers, business team or a great coach, that support is essential.

These are the people (or person) to whom you can go and feel safe, and by whom you feel loved and uplifted.

With them, you can open your heart, let your hurts fall out on the floor for examination and healing, without any judgement or criticisms or you-should-haves.

They stand by you

They love and support you with massive amounts of love as you be with that pile of scary stuff, deal with it, and decide what to do next.

They stand by you as you go through and transform your circumstances, attitudes, thoughts, or situations so you end up feeling good, so you feel open and delighted again.

hugYou know for certain that they have the uplifting energy and sweet, unbiased love and support that only someone who believes in you can give you.

You know for sure that, even if they don’t have any solutions for your problem, any new perspective through which to look, they still love you without judgement. And that they will be with you until and as you choose something new, something that does work for you.

You also know that, even if you don’t don’t like what they have to say, they will tell you the truth of their own experience; they will give you their opinion and perspective; and they will tell you how they feel.

And you know that they will never insist that you do anything their way–that yes, they’ll have their say, but they know that you need to make your own decisions that may even be in direct opposition to what they say or would do, themselves.

To have a person in your life
who will be this for you is mighty precious.

It’s a gift beyond measure. It’s like having a rock to lie down on in the sun and breathe in new light and life. It’s strength where there seemed, before, to be none. It’s a line to life when life itself seems impossible. It’s a mirror for the depth of your own power, the power that takes you where ever you want to go.

These are the kind of people who ask you what you’d like to get out of this situation, rather than joining you in blame, shame, resentment or pity parties. You’ve found a gem. What a gift!

Do you have a person like that?

If not, I invite you to become one, yourself, to at least one person.

You’ll find out what it’s like, to be that generous, that kind, that truthful. It will grow you faster than you can even begin to imagine. And one day you’ll see that you’ve had people like this in your life the whole time–you just never knew it. You just never recognized them.

If you do you have people in your life who love you and support you, who make you feel safe and like you can do anything you set your mind to, then send them love and gratitude, because they need it, too!

I send you an ocean of love.

 

Brian Jud, Author, Publisher, Marketer: New Ideas & Tips

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Brain Jud, powerful publisher, author and marketer, is my guest this week.

If you are an author, whether new or seasoned, or a budding writer, you’ll definitely want to listen in on this one, because he discusses a couple of crucial items you need to know.

jud-bkFind out how Brian wrote the book that helped his two college-age kids get out of the house and get jobs.

You’ll hear how he left his corporate job, created – and then lost! – his own business, compelling him to create and succeed at his next business, publishing and marketing.

12-11-logo-4-1hCLICK HERE to hear about what he does for BookSurge.com, the amazing success that that has become in just 18 months, and what he believes that will become.

He also reveals a different way you wouldn’t ordinarily have thought of to get your books published!

Click here to get his book:
How to Make Real Money Selling Books

 

Conquer These 3 Crucial Mistakes for More Effective Marketing

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Do you make these critical marketing mistakes?

If you don’t understand and resolve these three mistakes, your marketing will never be fully effective.

Whether you are a health practitioner or car salesman, a rank beginner or a seasoned executive, the powerful principles and easy steps I show you apply across the board.

I invite you to listen to the AUDIO of this eye-opener seminar I held, and discover for yourself these Three Crucial Marketing Mistakes so you can flip them over and  make your marketing easier and more fruitful.

Click on the Daring Dreamers Radio logo to the left to listen to this unique seminar.  You can download it for future reference, and you can get some really nice FREE goodies at the end of the recording!

Here are links to some of the resources I mentioned on the call: HOSTMONSTER.COM: hosting with unlimited sites, and way more;
ELANCE.COM;
SAMANTHA HARTLEY
at Enlightened Marketing for branding; AUDIOACROBAT: for recording, podcasts, videos, videocasts, and publishing on iTunes; and
ALEX MANDOSSIAN‘s report on repurposing your products.
Look for VAs (Virtual Assistants) here.

 

Annabel Fisher: Courage and Determination Help Her Found AAMET

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Annabel Fisher is the founder of AAMET (Association of the Advancement of Energy Techniques). I want you to see how her courage and determination helped her continue on through a terrible illness to come out the other side and create a world-wide organization that helps thousands of people become emotionally free.

In today’s chaotic world, her story serves to remind us that we really can persevere and triumph.

IDareYouRadio.comClick on the icon to the left to listen in on our interview as we talk about how she and I both used EFT (tapping) to relieve ourselves of very intense, chronic conditions that we feared would be with us for the rest of our lives.

Take careful note of what she did to help herself, and how at first it seemed like it backfired on her!

She had been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and was very painfully going about her life feeling ill, exhausted and in a wheelchair. I suffered from suicidal depression. We were both filled with anger, fear and resentment–and ended up clearing it all.

OK, you’ve heard of people using tapping to get rid of illnesses, depression and pain before, but I bet you didn’t know that, for a while, tapping felt like it was making things worse for us both!

Backwards? Huh?

I had been tapping for 4 or 5 weeks (this was 2002, when I was an Artist-in-Residence living in New Zealand), and I thought I was the only one this seemingly backwards experience happened to, and felt very discouraged. Find out why that happened to us, and what our answers were–hers in the UK, mine halfway across the world in NZ.

AAMET in Canada

You’ll also find out about why she started AAMET in Canada, where else it is now available, what her trainings are like and who else she recommends for those of you who want to become top-notch practitioners.

If you are attracted to becoming an EFT practitioner, please know that there are very good training and certifications available other than Gary Craig’s.

These workshops and programs help you get hands-on training with other live students, so you not only increase your knowledge and understanding of tapping, but also your ability to work one-on-one with other, real human beings. This is training you won’t get sitting there watching DVDs.

annabel-bkI highly recommend Annabel’s trainings.

She is the Creator of The Healing Game Process, and is the leading authority on using this process to reclaim vibrant health and true authenticity. She is the host of the radio show, The Healing Game.

Annabel Fisher has worked with thousands of chronically ill clients from around the world since 2004. Her journey with this work began when she healed a chronic health condition of her own, in which she was wheelchair-bound. As a result of her work in the field of chronic illness, Annabel wrote the book, The Healing Game: Transforming Chronic Illness Using EFT

Does Your Brand Miscommunicate What Your Biz Is About?

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Guest article by Samantha Hartley, Enlightened Marketing Expert

I once had a client, Greg, who came to me for assistance with his marketing.

He’d invested a fortune in his company but wasn’t attracting enough paying clients.

He was scraping by, waiting for the momentum to kick in.

And it wasn’t kicking.

Greg hadn’t been frugal about his marketing materials. They were developed by professional designers and copywriters and were polished and fashionable.  There was only one problem: they didn’t communicate his brand.

Who do you work with?

How do you help them?

What do you do for them that no one else can do as well?

Why should anyone choose you instead of the alternatives?

That’s what your prospective clients want to know. When people meet you or see your website, they’re asking, “How should I think about you? Where do you fit in the filing cabinet of my mind?”

Like Greg, many entrepreneurs who come to me for help with their marketing are actually struggling with an identity problem: they don’t have a clear one.

A brand is the unique identity of your business.

Your brand identity includes:

  • Who your intended audience is
  • What makes you the right choice for them
  • Why they should believe your claims

In Greg’s case, he could have ditched the expensive brochures no one reads, and the confusing web site filled with puzzling images and then just shared from his heart:

“I work with small business owners who are tired of hiring candidates who present well but don’t perform. I help them to identify the profile of the ideal candidate and the best way to select them. As a result, they hire the right one the first time, save money on training and make money by having a productive employee from the get-go. My system doesn’t rely on self-reporting, so profiles are more accurate, as seen by our 92% retention rate.”

What example would YOU give of a brand identity?

More often people think of the Nike swoosh logo or Starbucks’ green mermaid.

But those aren’t brands – they’re logos.

You may think of Big Mac hamburgers, Crocs holey shoes and iPod players.  But those aren’t brands – they’re products.

Positioning

Even for entrepreneurs and solopreneurs, brands need to be positioned, which means defining who they’re for and why they’re the best choice for them.

In the example above, we have an intended audience (small business owners) and a differentiator (very accurate profiles); this is the beginning of brand building.  In addition, you should articulate a brand promise (money saved on training and made on productivity) that lays out what to expect from an experience of your brand.

What’s your brand promise?

  • Volvo promises its cars are the safest.
  • Ben & Jerry’s brand promises innovative ice cream flavors and social responsibility.
  • FedEx promises your stuff will be delivered overnight.
  • I promise you can increase sales without selling out.

Unenlightened marketers skip this step entirely and doom themselves to commodity status.  Do you want to be just another entry in the Chamber of Commerce directory?  Of course not!  You want to be the Starbucks of your profession.

Starbucks proved the power of branding by transforming a measly pennies-per-cup beverage into an experience its audience would pay scads of money for.

They expanded the coffee playing field from simply aroma and flavor to include atmosphere, skilled service (not from wait staff, but “baristas”), fair trade and more benefits than my poor little truck stop coffee counter had ever heard of.

How can you transform your own commodity into a brand?

(Hint: differentiated value)

The irony here is that almost every business has a brand identity of some kind, just not necessarily the one they want.

I’ve heard people refer to “the expensive place,” or “that weird guy who does something health-related.”

They’ve called brands “cars for old people,” or “the ones made in sweat shops.”

Our task is to brand ourselves, consciously, with an identity, and work to make it at least as prominent in the minds of our audience as the other impressions they receive.

If you don’t do it, someone else will do it for you, and you might not like the results.

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© Samantha Hartley 2009 EnlightenedMarketing.com

 

Samantha Hartley, Branding Expert: Hints & Tips for Your Biz

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I’m delighted to bring you dynamic entrepreneur, Samantha Hartley, who is an expert at helping business owners recognize and create their business brand identity.

If you have a business, this is important – and even more so if you have no brand identity, you’ll really want to listen to this week’s show.

What, exactly, IS branding?

Why do you need to be so conscious of it, and careful in its creation?

Most of us think of branding being your business card, how your brochures and other promotional materials look, your office, your websites, your Facebook pages and Twitter feed – even how you answer the phone!

Your brand identity is more!

Your Brand identity is at the root of all the things I listed above. Once you have created a brand identity that is aligned with your values, talents, gifts and the value you bring to the marketplace, it expresses

  • who you (or your business) are,
  • what you do for your clients, and
  • is your representative even when you’re not there to speak.

IDareYouRadio.comI invite you to click on the link or the logo to listen in to our powerful conversation where Samantha shares lots of hints and tips about branding, what it is and how you can up the oomph of your own.

Her tips will help you consolidate your thoughts and ideas about getting your brand created in a way that concisely and clearly communicates the value of your business.

Take her great brand assessment (free) at her site to see where your understanding of your business and its value and how you express it stands–you’ll get back a 5 to 11 page report according to the answers you give on the assessment. I took it, and learned a lot!

MORE: Take Your Biz to the Next Level!

I interviewed Samantha again for more info on branding, in case you’re at the point where you’re ready to take your business to the next level. I call it: Can People Find You Amidst the Marketplace Chaos?

IDareYouRadio.comClick on the I Dare You Radio logo to the left, or Listen to this important information HERE.

 We also created a shorter (12 min.) audio for you about the Branding Action Roadmap Course, which you can hear here (hear hear!): Are You Invisble in the Marketplace? The Branding Action Group will Save Your Pretty Butt!

Pamela Bruner, Millionaire Energy Coach: 5 Steps to SuccessClick on the Daring Dreamers Radio logo to the left, or LISTEN HERE

 

Rupa Marya: Respected Doctor, Accomplished Musician

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Rupa Marya: Respected Doctor, accomplished Musician, is such an inspiration to those of us who are not strictly right or left brain oriented. She’s the perfect embodiment of the idea that left informs right, right enhances left. She juggles two seemingly disparate careers – and thrives doing it!

In short, she decided to go for her doctorate, but couldn’t stay away from music. She decided to do both–and kept each side secret from the other! As I searched for other viable news reports about her, I found these two articles below. I hope you enjoy reading about her!

From ABC news: (Read the whole thing HERE)
“Rupa Marya grew up seriously thinking she would become a doctor. She also wanted to be a singer, it was what her parents – immigrants from India wanted for her as well. Her heart was also in music so she felt pressure to choose between medicine or music.”

From Boston: (Read the whole thing HERE)
She says, “”Watching this country become more fearful and journalists becoming the mouthpiece of the administration, I became so angry,” says Marya, on the phone from Sweden. She performs with the April Fishes Tuesday at Johnny D’s as part of a North American tour that includes the Montreal Jazz Festival and Quebec City’s Festival d’Été.

“I couldn’t pick up my guitar,” Marya says. “It was too painful. But then I started to think about what would it be like to create music that reflected what I wanted to see in the world, to give a voice to the things that weren’t getting any airtime. I started with an assignment to write 10 songs about love, compassion, and uncertainty in a time of love across borders.

“How we convey information to one another is something that’s very interesting to me,” Marya says. “As a doctor, there are so many ways you can miscommunicate, and it’s always a challenge. How do you tell somebody they’re dying? How do you tell an audience that people in their neighborhood are living with so much fear of being deported that they don’t seek proper medical help? It’s like the riddle of my life, and I explore it several different ways, through music, and through these kinds of investigations.”

How EFT Expert Judith Albright Helps Angry and Sad Dogs

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Although much of Judith’s career was spent in corporate America, now she taps on dogs (and humans!)!

Take hope and inspiration from this, especially if you have a job you hate or that doesn’t pay you much–you, too, can learn to tap and help people.

Listen in as she describes how she helped her friend’s angry, sad and confused pooch stop acting out after his best friend died.

Judith Albright is an advanced Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) practitioner, PSYCH-K® facilitator, Out of the Job Box Career Expert” and Small Business Idea Consultant, an artist, educator, published author and world traveler….

12-11-logo-4-1hClick on the I Dare You Radio link to the left to get to my interview with delightful Judith Albright!

You can find out more about Judith at her site, StressFreewithEFT.com.

Are You Being True to and Living Your Energetic Truth?

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Have you ever been told to hush up?

Or told to lighten up?

Or maybe someone said to you: “get a thicker skin,” or “you’re too sensitive!”

Or, “Get serious!”

And did you end up trying to be some way that was completely not ‘you’ in an attempt to be loved or more acceptable?

I have. I’ve been shushed, told not to laugh (right!) and in particular, not to laugh so loud. And, “You’re too much!” If I had a dollar for each time I’ve heard that I’d never have to work another day in my life.

I simply, naturally, as part of my energy make-up, have lots of ‘swift,’ substantial, powerful energy. It comes with Angela Treat Lyon territory.

Maybe I ‘should’…

But I used to think that, in order to be more acceptable, I ‘should’ be more quiet, speak more softly, walk more gracefully–that there was something wrong with me.

Ha! There certainly wasn’t! Yes, of course I’m OK with me now, but I sure didn’t used to be. And I used to compensate for what I thought of as my blunders and gaffs by trying not being my natural self. I ended up trying to be an ideal that just didn’t fit me, and I felt like a fraud, unaccepted and really, really angry. I was living a lie, and I was afraid to live my truth.

At last, more understanding!

This week, I finally availed myself of Carol Tuttle’s Online Energy Profiling system. I wish now I had gotten it before when I first heard of it. She really hits home when she says that the very thing you don’t like about yourself or that you’ve been criticized for may be your greatest gift–even your mission!

I am really impressed with the clarity and quality of Carol’s site, the videos and Carol’s delivery. BUT–most of all, Carol’s knowledge and ability to deliver it in a soft, yet incisive way, while simultaneously weaving in pointed stories about herself and her own family and how profound this information has been for her, had me riveted.

I am so impressed. I’m not a sit-down-and-watch-videos-for-hours person, but I sat in this very seat and spent three+ hours watching each online video segment, beginning to end. They were that good. No, they were astounding.

No hype, no this-is-how-it-is, no you-must-do-this or thats–just clear information that makes things understandable. So simple–yet complex and deep; interwoven so neatly. It was such a pleasure to listen, watch and soak in every word she said. I even watched a couple of the segments more than once–unheard of for me–I’m a watch-once-and-that’s-it person.

Don’t want to wait? Use THIS LINK!

Why is this system so profound?

See what you have to say to these phrases and questions:

Have you ever been told:
You’re too much!
Lighten up!
Get a spine!
Don’t be so loud!
You don’t need to be a perfectionist!
You’re too sensitive!

Or been asked:
Why do you always have to be the life of the party?
Why do your legs bounce like that–are you going somewhere?
Who the heck cares about your family tree, anyway?
How can you sit there without moving an inch?

I bet you didn’t know how to respond.

Other than collapsing into I-can’t-be-me, or feeling angry and rebellious that you’re not OK the way you are, or just ignoring the hurt.

But if you were familiar with the four types of energy, you’d know that each one of those questions and statements fits one particular profile. And if someone said one of those things to you, you’d know how to respond!

Here’s the thing

If you have been told that you’re the life of the party, did you know that you have an important mission? Don’t let people misread you anymore–you do have value, just the way you are. Could you imagine Goldie Hawn trying to be serious? Wrong!

And doesn’t it get old being told you’re too sensitive, get a thick skin?

Did you know there’s a purpose for your sensitivity and you’re just as valuable and precious as anyone else? And did you know that highly sensitive people are in the forefront of thought and design in the world?

I was able to use Carol’s energy type information this week with a client when I realized that I was using words that fit my own energy style rather than hers, and she was blocking them like a wall. When I started using words that fit her energetic style, she opened up immediately. This is way beyond NLP!

Are you curious?

I want you to imagine how you’d like your relationships to improve–whether with family, friends, clients, co-workers or complete strangers. They will once you understand the energy types better.

You’ll find out what mission 1s have in the world, why 4s like to wear black, why 2s are so obsessed with past and future, and why us 3s are so bold!

Carol shares some poignant anecdotes about herself, her husband and her kids–how their lives improved and how much more they understand and appreciate each other now that they get what their energy configurations are.

I wish I’d had this understanding right from the start–what a difference it would have made–maybe my  family and I wouldn’t have had the ultimate dysfunctional experience! We all could have lived our truthful beingnesses.

I strongly recommend Carol’s Online Energy Profiling system.

What makes Energy Profiling® one of the most accurate assessment tools is it’s reference to not only personality traits, but to our unique expression in body language and physical features.  Because personality can be altered, adapted, and shamed, many people are not living true to their dominant expression in all areas of life.  Consider the possibility that the way you doodle and your facial features may say more about who you really are than your personality!

Discover what Type of person you are by discovering your unique Energy Profile® today and start living true to the power of you! Pretty amazing.

Use THIS LINK to check it out and get it for yourself.

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You can help get EFT into every home on the planet–just share this EFT Basics site with everyone!

Elaine Nitz: Jumping from Programmer to EFT and Healing

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Elaine Nitz is a Success Coach and Energy Healer, and is my guest this week on the Daring Dreamers Showcase.

Her new book, Release Your Limitless Self, Disarm Your Self-Sabotaging Trigger Phrases, is a fantastic resource of an enormous pile of setup phrases that you can tap on and use to literally disarm the phrases you hear in your everyday life that keep you from moving forward and creating the success you desire.

IDareYouRadio.comClick on the IDareYouRadio logo to the left to listen in as she tells what it took to move from being a programmer in the ultra-left-brain world to an intuitive energy healer!

You can find her at TapIntoYourDreams.com.

Click right here to get her book, Release Your Limitless Self! Disarm Your Self-Sabotaging Trigger Phrases

If you have ever felt confused as to what to say when you are tapping using EFT, the Emotional Freedom Techniques, relax and let this book serve you!

Release Your Limitless Self! Disarm Your Self-Sabotaging Trigger Phrases is a powerful collection of phrases and setup statements that help you find just what to say to get through the limiting beliefs and habits that have thus far stymied you in your quest to create and live a better life.

Is Your Audience Primarily Women? If Not, Why Not?

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Maybe you didn’t know that women control:

52% of businesses in the US!
70% of the spendable income!

Might want to update your thinking about women! Check out this article: Women in History, for more info and a good laugh of enjoyment at the amazing things we women have done!

Here are just a few:

star-yellow In 1845, Sarah Mather received a patent for the invention of a submarine telescope and lamp. This was a remarkable device that permitted sea-going vessels to survey the depths of the ocean.

star-yellowSilver Screen superstar Hedy Lamarr (Hedwig Kiesler Markey) with the help of composer George Antheil invented a secret communication system in an effort to help the allies defeat the Germans in World War II.

The invention, patented in 1941, manipulated radio frequencies between transmission and reception to develop an unbreakable code so that top-secret messages could not be intercepted.

star-yellowA unique safety elevator
was invented by multi-patent holder Harriet Tracy; and an important device for the lifting and transporting of non-ambulant invalids was invented by Sarah Sands.

star-yellowMargaret Knight was born in 1838. She received her first patent at the age of 30, eventually received some 26 patents. Her machine that made flat-bottomed paper bags is still used to this day!

Sally Fallon: Nourishing Traditional Foods You Can Make

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I love this book!

Did you know that:

* That patients with severe burns are often force-fed huge quantities of eggs as a source of protein to rebuild loss of skin?

* That a study done with over 800,000 people by the American Cancer Society revealed that “non-egg users had a higher death rate from heart attacks and strokes than egg users”?

* The word ‘marathon’ actually means fennel?

* That you can make an immune-boosting drink from beets that has been consumed in Europe for thousands of years?

Where am I getting all this good stuff?

fallon-nour-tradFrom an absolute must-read, must-keep book by Sally Fallon: Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats

“This well-researched, thought-provoking guide to traditional foods contains a startling message: Animal fats and cholesterol are not villains but vital factors in the diet, necessary for normal growth, proper function of the brain and nervous system, protection from disease and optimum energy levels. Sally Fallon dispels the myths of the current low-fat fad in this practical, entertaining guide to a can-do diet that is both nutritious and delicious.”

I believe it will have more of an eventual impact than the ones Adele Davis wrote in the 60s that spurred such a health-food revolution.

Nourishing Traditions is not just full of plain old same-old, same-old recipes, it’s recipes that are geared to help you be well, often derived from folk tradtion based on regional foods that were used for various health-giving properties.

Stories Galore!

She includes pages and pages of anecdotes, scientific research, stories and folk tradition passed along for centuries, all rolled up in the one 600+ page book.

I thought you’d love this book if you are fed up (LOL) with being fed hype, BS and lies by the big food processors. Wait til you read what she says about cream and butter (page 88)! And on page 130, one small sentence about using MSG *only once* gave me chills. And why raw honey helps you digest bread and other starchy foods (page 490)!

All kinds of great recipes that, in very simple and do-able form, allow you to build your immune system, add vitamins and enzymes, and create incredibly good-tasting foods. I’ve been experimenting with these for a couple of weeks and haven’t found one I didn’t like or enjoy. I especially love the lemon drink made with whey that tastes almost like beer, but is not fermented with alcohol!

Click to get the book: Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats

More cool things about food

And here’s a good one: Patricia Hardman, PhD., who is the Director of Woodland Hall Academy, a school specifically for kids with hyperactivity and learning disabilities in Florida, says “We can change a child’s behavior dramatically by lowering his or her intake of sugar.”

She goes on to say that one child, who was tested 140 on his IQ test, was retested after a weekend stay with granny, who plied him with sweets.

This time, he came in at 100. After 3 days he was tested again and – you got it – back to 140.

 
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