Described below are two gifts for you (a calendar and an invitation to a teleclass: New Year’s Evolution: Evolve Instead of Resolve)
To show my appreciation for you and your subscription to CherylMillerVille.com, I’d love to share this year’s beautiful “homemade” Bluebird of Happiness calendar.
Here are two printing options:
Option 1: Just click the link below to save the pdf to your computer and print on nice, medium-weight paper.
Option 2: Or for a more beautiful and dramatic effect, save the file to a CD or flash drive and have it printed in high resolution (11 x 17) for just $1.78 at Kinkos. Framed calendars make great gifts! I purchased a bunch of inexpensive 11 x 17 frames and delivered several framed calendars to friends and colleagues in Lawrence and they loved them.
2012 bluebird calendar (download PDF – it’s a large file so give it a little time to download).
Wednesday, January 18 (10am PT | 11am MT | 12pm CT | 1pm ET) I’m offering a FREE teleclass: New Year’s Evolution: Evolve Instead of Resolve! Here’s the link to more details and to register. Hope to meet you on the call! This class is over, but here is a link to the notes and audio from this class: http://www.cherylmillerville.com/nye-resources I hope you enjoy it!
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Just finished the first tele-conversation in the Let’s Talk About Healthy, Happy Living series (1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month). Our topic was having fun. Here are some great quotes about fun and highlights of our conversation.
" He who does not get fun and enjoyment out of every day…needs to reorganize his life"
-George Matthew Adams
"If I were a toy, I would say ‘Press my Play button’."
Julie De Koven
"The human race has only one effective weapon –and that is laughter."
"People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing."
"Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."
"Happiness is not having what you want. It’s wanting what you have."
"It is a happy talent to know how to play."
Ralph Waldo Emerson quoted in Joy by Beverly Elaine Eanes
Notes from the Conversation….
Things people shared that were fun for them:
What can keep us from having more fun – perceived obstacles
How we can build more fun into our lives
A few takeaways from the call: not as lacking in fun as we thought but need reminders to build fun in. Also, we can be more in control of our lives than we sometimes think – even if we have a challenging life.
If you missed this conversation and would like to sign up for the series (it’s FREE!), visit this link: http://www.cherylmillerville.com/letstalkabout/one comment | Print This Post
I don’t know about you, but I tend to be a bit serious about life—I could use more fun in my life. But what? How? We’re kicking off our Let’s Talk About Healthy, Happy living series talking about fun.
Here’s who needs to come to the call, Tue. Feb 15:
• You, if you’re good at having fun (we need to hear your secrets)
• You, if you seldom have fun (we want to inspire and expand your world)
• You, if you are in the middle like me (we want to tip you onto the fun end of the spectrum)
Come to the first call in the series this Tuesday, February 15 and share your take on fun (Do you know how to have fun? Are you fun-deficient? Do you have suggestions for having more fun?)
More info about the series and signup:
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Just saw a hilarious video about the collections we hang onto long after the enjoyment has dried up—much like the glue in that collage you made in the 70’s.
All of us collect things – even neatniks and health nuts (think organic soaps and lotions, organic coffee and teas, Birkenstocks, tunics, glass food containers, floor cushions, yoga mats and essential oils…..). I collect vases – all sizes, shapes, and colors. Try wrenching them out of my hands. You’d lose.
Watch this little video and share at the comment link below what collections you have. And then skip to the bottom of this post to find out about a freebie I’m offering this Thursday.
If you’d like some inspiration for “managing” your intentional and unintentional collections, sign up for the free Zen in 2010 teleclass – we’ll talk about collections and a whole lot more! Here’s the link to read more and sign up: http://www.cherylmillerville.com/zen/teleclass-registration3 comments | Print This Post
Some of us didn’t learn this little clean up song when we were young. It’s not too late. Cleaning up is a skill; it can be learned.
If you want to learn to clean up your messes, put your things away, see the freebie below this video.
If you’d like to clean up your inside and outside spaces (think inside your head and inside your house), join me for a free teleclass. All you need is a telephone. Here’s the link to read more and sign up: http://www.cherylmillerville.com/zen/teleclass-registration2 comments | Print This Post
How dinosaurs became extinct—one theory
Running late is not very Zen.
Sometimes I plan to be late, but when I want to/need to show up on time, it’s easy for me. Don’t be jealous. I came by this in an unpleasant way.
Every Sunday when I was a kid my dad would polish the headlights on the car while waiting for my mother to come out so we could go to church. My sister was late too. He was upset and impatient every Sunday, for years. He’d honk and grouse as I sat nervously in the back seat vowing to always be on time—and for the most part, I’ve kept my vow. I saw first hand, week after week, the stress effects of being late (and of being impatient). My dad wasn’t right about pacing and frothing at the mouth, but I understood it.
In the spirit of full disclosure, here’s what I do when I choose to be late:
If you see yourself in this list, here are a few things you can do to be on time (if you want to change). Just do the opposite of the list above.
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At age 90, finding out you’ve got an aggressive rare cancer (stage 4), moving from one assisted living apartment to another one several states away with a husband who has dementia and congestive heart failure–that’s a lot to take in, but mom’s doing it. She comes from pioneer stock to be sure.
In the past month, mom and dad moved from their assisted living apartment in Sanford, NC to their new assisted living apartment in Chelsea, Michigan to be near family for mom’s remaining weeks or months. The surgeon removed a third of her colon and discovered that it had spread to her abdominal cavity. She was hopeful that she could do chemotherapy but was recently informed that chemo was not recommended in her case. She’s taking it like a trooper but confessed she wishes she had a couple more years. Her family does too. Her kids are heading to Michigan this weekend to celebrate her 90th birthday. Dad turns 87 in August so we’ll be celebrating his birthday too.
The video below was made last year when mom was released for a few hours from the rehab hospital where she was recovering from a stroke. My sister Diane and I were visiting and clearing out their home of 24 years so they could move into assisted living in Sanford, North Carolina. She has a missing tooth (it broke when she bit into a biscotti biscuit she received in a birthday basket—tough luck!). Other than that, she looks pretty good for 88 don’t you think. This little snippet is so funny – she has an infectious laugh and sense of humor.
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I welcome your comments and stories about your family.
My dad was a salesman for close to 60 years. Most of his clients were men and humor was an important part of their language. He told a wide variety of jokes – some of them shared in private, just for men. I used to roll my eyes. I was such a snob.
Dad has dementia now and can remember only one joke. So I no longer groan when he asks “Have you had your laugh today?” I act like I’ve never heard his joke and he gets a big kick out of it. And so do I. Here’s the joke: Do you know how to make holy water? No, how? You boil the hell out of it. See why I used to roll my eyes.
So if you haven’t had your laugh today (and you love dogs), watch this short video.
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Do you have any funny jokes to share? See the comment link below….share your humor there.