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You can’t be afraid of what’s going to happen

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When you are following your dreams everything is uncertain. You don’t know whats going to happen to you. You don’t know if you’re going to succeed. You may end up sleeping in your car.

What matters is the fact that you pursued your passion.

You made a decision to step up and follow your dreams when you didn’t know how everything was going to turn out.

Dreams and following your passion is one of the most dangerous things you’ll ever do, but you can do it.

Don’t be afraid.


Are you following your dream? Read about someone who is – Katherine Waddell Founder Of Dreams Woven Support Network

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Her Story…

Saturday night, sitting in my parking space in front of my town home, tears poured out of my eyes as if someone had died. Monday morning was just around the corner and I would have to return to my job. No one hated me at work, (that I knew of) and I did not hate the job or anyone there. What was happening to me was that I was not able to live my dream. Finally, getting out of the car at 3 a.m. and making my way into my town home the tears continued. I lay in bed all day on Sunday, dreading Monday. I got myself together and I went to go get the answer to know what to do next. When I arrived at my mom’s I sat on the side of her bed, swollen face and all. She asked, “What’s the matter?” I said, “I want to live my dream.” She said, “Then do it.” I said, “You don’t understand, I don’t want to go to my job in the morning.” I could not believe that my mother was saying for me to live my dream. She was the very person I KNEW would tell me to return to work. She told me, “Hell, you need to be happy, so live your dream.”

I had been telling others, “Quit that job and do what you love!” It was time to practice what I preached. So on March 22, 2010 what started out as a group page on Face Book had worked itself into a talk show. I called my job and let them know I would not be back again. I knew I could not go back to the job with the school system. I was so certain that I had a plan, then six weeks later things seemed to come undone. What was I to do? Call my job back and tell them I was just kidding? When the writing I was doing did not take the exact route I had hoped, someone asked, “Why don’t you do a talk show?” The idea of doing a Blog Talk Radio show sort of fell in my lap, this was new to me. I had not heard much about it or how it worked. Plus my thought was funds were tight.

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You may wonder “Is she living her dream?” You better know she is! She wanted to be an educator since she the age of 5 and her only students were her Raggedy Ann doll and Brown Bear. Class was held outside in a non-traditional setting. Not realizing that this would be the course her life would take, nontraditional. What started out as a blog is now a blog radio talk show. Each day the goal is to invest in the community good seeds that will grow and produce productive citizens. All of her life she has been consistent in sharing information with others as she has learned it. Katherine says, “It has been my desire to educate others.” So now she is doing just what she has held in her heart for many years. Through her understanding, people die when they do not know. So that saying, what you don’t know won’t hurt you…is a lie!

We can grow together.

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How to be ready for anything coming your way

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By Leo Babauta

There are various ways to prepare yourself for what might come your way, whether that’s a tough work project, a crisis, the loss of a loved one, an argument with your partner, or the zombie apocalypse.

One way is to get everything ready for anything that’s likely to come: get all your survival equipment, prepare your skills, plan for your work projects, get your affairs in order, think through your arguments, and so on.

The trouble with this is you don’t know what’s coming. And so you’ll spend your entire life preparing for various things, and not really be ready. And who wants to spend their life just preparing?

Another way of preparing is learning some skills that will have you ready for just about anything that might come.

This is the survival kit of living.

First, the philosophy: you can’t prepare for the details of every single possible thing that might come your way in the future, because the future is uncertain. Instead, realize that the external events are just details … the real thing to prepare yourself for is what happens internally. And it’s pretty much the same thing. So we’re going to learn some internal survival skills that will help us deal with anything the future holds.

Second, a little prep before you prep: I’ve found that while the external details aren’t as important as what you do internally, it’s still good to have your house in order as much as possible. That means have your finances in order — get out of debt, or at least have your debts listed with a plan to pay them off as soon as you possibly can, have an emergency fund, spend less than you earn, invest as much as you can. That means simplify your possessions and your time. Get your health in order — focus on eating more whole foods (especially vegetables) and less processed foods, get active. Once you have these things down, the rest of life is much, much easier.

The Survival Kit

If you learn these things, you’ll be ready for anything — from regular work and personal events to crises of all kinds, to major losses and life changes.

  1. Mindfulness. This is the foundation — without practicing mindfulness, you won’t be able to do the other skills regularly enough for them to be useful. You can practice mindfulness simply by meditating — focus on your breath for a few minutes every morning, to start with. As you get better at mindfulness, you will get better at noticing what’s going on inside you as external events happen. For example, if someone is yelling at you, you might be mindful of your body at that moment and notice an increased heartbeat, a panicky feeling in your chest, a hot flush in your face, or something like that. Mindfulness of your body’s responses alert you to what might be going on in your mind.
  2. Watch your internal response. As you start to notice your mind’s responses to external events, you can begin to guide your response. For example, if you are given a large project at the last minute, you might notice your breathing getting shallow and your chest tightening, or your jaw clenching … you can then see that you’re extremely anxious about this, maybe resentful that you’re being asked to do this on a short deadline. You can then examine those responses — anxiety, resentfulness — and decide how to act, rather than being controlled by them.
  3. See what you’re holding onto. When you have a difficult feeling, like anxiety, anger, resentfulness, fear (including procrastination) … there’s something you’re attached to that’s causing the feeling. It can be difficult to spot this at first, but with practice you can see it in an instant. If you’re angry or resentful, there’s an ideal situation you would like, and are holding onto, that doesn’t match up with reality. For example, maybe someone has said something mean to you … you might be angry because (ideally) they shouldn’t treat you that way. It doesn’t matter if you’re right or not — if you want things to be different than reality, you’ll be angry or resentful or frustrated. Noticing what you’re holding onto is an important step.
  4. Let it go. It’s impossible not to ever hold onto certain ideals … but if you see that the ideal is causing you pain, you can be compassionate with yourself and let go of the ideal. Sure, people should treat you nicely, but that’s an ideal that’s not always going to be true. Letting go of the ideal means embracing the reality that there’s a wide range of behaviors that people will have, and that’s a part of life. Humans don’t always act ideally. We need to accept that, and not force an ideal on reality.
  5. Respond appropriately. Acceptance of reality doesn’t mean you do nothing. It means you let go of the ideals causing the painful feelings, and then figure out how to respond without the anger, frustration, anxiety, resentment. Responding to a person or situation in anger or resentment (for example) doesn’t usually result in a skillful response. If you can let go of the ideal and let the painful feelings go, you can respond more skillfully. When my child breaks a dish, for example, I can get angry (“They shouldn’t break dishes!”) and yell (not skillful), or I can let go of that ideal and the resultant anger, and see if the child is OK, and then calmly and compassionately talk about how to avoid that in the future. That’s a more appropriate response. When we respond in anger or frustration, we only compound the problem. Responding calmly and compassionately means we’re going to be able to deal with anything that is in front of us, whether it’s a crisis or a loss or an angry loved one.
  6. Stay in the moment. We make situations worse when we replay the past in our heads (“How can they have done that?”) or think of all the things that might go wrong in the future. In the present moment, things are OK. We can meet the present moment with calmness and compassion, if we can stay in the present. That means being mindful of when our mind is stuck in the past or speculating about the future, and returning to the present as much as we can.
  7. Be grateful & accept the moment for what it is. Reality can suck, if we want it to be different … or we can accept reality for what it is, and be grateful for it. This takes practice, because it’s hard to be grateful when you feel you’re being treated badly, or you’ve lost a job, or you’ve lost a loved one, or you’re battling illness. But this is the reality you have, not the ideal you wish you had. And it’s a reality that contains beauty, if we choose to see it. This skill makes us much more at peace with whatever we need to deal with.

It might seem overly simplistic to say that this survival kit of dealing with life will help us be prepared for any situation. And it is. But there’s nothing wrong with simplifying things, if only to help us focus our efforts on what’s most important.

In my experience, these skills matter. They make a huge difference. Practice them, and see how you’re able to deal with life in an entirely new way.


Maylan Skincare the one product you’d love for your skin!

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About 18 years ago, I realized that my youth was fading away. Parts of my face were developing pockets; I had to take care of my skin before it got worse. I bought and tried several expensive anti-aging products from major skin care companies. However, my skin’s pockets and lines worsened. Several products caused me to develop rashes; even Clinique’s products–supposedly suitable for sensitive skin–caused me to break out! In hopes of a solution, I turned to my husband Henry, who had over 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical research and development, and asked him to develop a gentle but effective anti-aging cream.
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After extensive research and development, Henry created an anti-aging moisturizer delicate enough to revitalize my sensitive skin. With only one use, my skin’s pockets and lines began to fade. My co-workers and friends complimented me on my skin’s improved tone and texture. Upon learning of my skin care regimen, they asked to try Henry’s moisturizer. When I began to share the moisturizer, co-workers and friends enjoyed using it so much that they suggested it to their friends. This success via word-of-mouth encouraged me and Henry to develop the product for sale. Thus, our Daily Moisturizing Cream was born.

Over the next several years, with helpful feedback from customers, friends and advisors, my husband expanded our product line to include the Overnight Silk & Honey Rejuvenating Cream, the Natural Botanical Toner, the Natural Herbal Cleanser, and an Eye Cream and added SPF 30 to our Daily Moisturizing Cream. We hope to develop natural hair care products and a men’s skincare line in the future.

Today, I am in my 60′s. I have been using MAYLÁN products for nearly two decades now. With consistent use of MAYLÁN products, I do not have any wrinkles or pockets on my face. People I meet are always shocked to learn my true age; even salon beauticians comment on the firmness of my skin. The best thing about MAYLÁN products are that they not only moisturize, but they also can repair damaged and aging skin.

Over the years, customers who have sensitive skin or skin ailments have shared their personal struggles finding the right skincare products. Many were not able to use other popular skincare products, but they were able to use ours. In fact, these customers told us that even when they used MAYLÁN products for a short period of time, their dermatologists immediately recognized an improvement in their skin’s condition.

It is our sincere hope that with even with a day’s use of MAYLÁN Skincare, that you too will find perfect harmony with your skin.

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