Do you ever think about how short life can be?
Are you living your passion?
Do you feel that you are doing exactly what you were sent here to accomplish in your lifetime?
Many people don't start thinking about what or who is important to them until they suffer a great loss. Once you or someone you love is gone, you have lost the opportunity to live the life you were meant to live. What would you like to change in your life?
Once you allow yourself to think "outside of the box" and truly embrace the concept of how you will be remembered, this exercise has the power to help you see where you are off track in your current life. If you want to be remembered as a great baseball player, how often are you practicing baseball? If you want to be remembered as a great artist, how are you practicing your art?
Here is an example of what this exercise might look like:
As I look out on all of the faces of those of you in attendance, I can’t help but smile that Jack Canfield has come to pay his respects. Jack, Nancy really admired your work and was always the first in line to help promote you and your books!
I hardly know where to begin; Nancy was such an inspiration to so many women and once she determined her life’s mission, there was no stopping her.
Nancy’s mission statement was to encourage women to improve their health, value their “self” and increase their wealth. One of Nancy’s favorite sayings was, “A Man Is Not A Plan!” Nancy truly encouraged women to find their gifts and build a business around what they loved to do because she knew that when women have financial independence, they are able to make the better choices.
When I think about what Nancy would love to be remembered for, I know that a big part of her happiness came from being a mother and grandmother. Nancy learned many things about being a mother long after her children had moved away and had children of their own. When it comes to being a mother, Nancy felt confident that only after learning to love herself, did she begin to truly enjoy the bonds of motherhood and her advice to mothers everywhere was always, “Love yourself first!”
Whether she was traveling, speaking to women’s groups or sharing her message on the radio Nancy loved encouraging women to believe in themselves. By sharing her story, Nancy has been able to help thousands of women understand their story, make the necessary changes and live their life to the fullest.
I am sure that wherever Nancy is, she is Partying Like Purple!
Ok, now it is your turn. Give yourself permission to write your own Eulogy and then read it and be honest with yourself. Are you living the life you want to be remembered for?
I hope this blog has given you something powerful to think about and the next time you are wondering if you are living your life "on purpose" think of this exercise and you will know if you are on the right track!
Yours In Health,
My Mission: To encourage women to improve their health, value their "self" and increase their wealth!
Mother Nature has her own way of taking care of life.
Have you ever seen crabs in a bucket? When you place one crab in a bucket, the first thing it will attempt to do is escape. If you put two crabs in a bucket together, as soon as one tries to climb out, the other crab will grab the escaping crab by the legs and try to use it to climb over him to escape itself. This process will continue to repeat itself so that NO crab actually ends up escaping.
Do you ever feel like there is someone attempting to hold you down so that you can't escape or move forward in your life? Who is holding you down?
Do you recognize the crabs in your life? Crabs come in many forms:
Are you your OWN crab? Being your own crab can look like this:
Knowing the difference between the crabs in your life and being your own crab has a great deal to do with your self-talk. When you take a step closer to your success goals, do you second guess yourself? Do you worry about what others are going to say or if they will support your choices? Do you constantly wonder what others are thinking of you and if they approve of the choices you are making? Who are the people in your life that support you? Who are the people in your life who constantly try to remind you not to get too far ahead of yourself?
When you are following your life's passion who are the people that are supporting you? Do you support yourself or do you tell yourself that you don't have enough:
My wish for you is to crawl out of whatever bucket you feel trapped in and move towards the freedom you will feel when you are following your life's passion. Give yourself permission to eliminate the crabs in your life and the next time someone tells you that you "can't" do something, simply turn around, look them straight in the eye, and say, "WATCH ME!"
My Mission: To encourage women to improve their health, value their "self" and increase their wealth!
One of the reasons I love hosting Life's About Choices Radio is because not only do I get the opportunity meet fascinating women who have fascinating stories, but I also get to share these women with our listening audience.
One of my recent guests was Dr. Noreen Kahn-Mayberry PhD. Noreen Khan-Mayberry, PhD, also known as "The Tox Doc", is a toxicologist that specializes in environmental, space, food and nutritional toxicology. Her personal mission is to translate the language of science for non-scientists in order to educate and inform the public of critical issues that affect their health and quality of life.
In 2006 I was at my most unhealthy state in my life; little did I know that toxins in my food, cosmetics and environment were a contributing factor. With so much conflicting information being given to us by the media, how does the lay person know what to choose?
When you have questions, who do you turn to for answers? Here are two of my favorite nutritional consultants: Terri Crystal and Sharon Madsen. Check out what they are doing to bring answers to those who have questions!
I love my nutrition program and how it continues to promote health in my body. However, I am not a nutritionist nor an expert on toxicology. How then do I share what I have learned so that people who are also looking for answers will be open to making some changes in their health as well? Well... I find the experts and invite them to be a guest on my show!
Here are some of the reasons that Dr. Noreen shared about weight gain...
When we find something that we are passionate about, and we know it will enhance the lives of others, and we take the time to share the message in any way we can, this puts us in a position to educate, empower, motivate and inspire others.
Me... I LOVE MY LIFE! I feel so very blessed to meet so many women who are working to enlighten others by sharing their stories. When women embrace the concept that we are stronger by collaborating than competing, we begin to see how we can make changes in our lives and the lives of others!
Who are the real life heros in your life?
I have many and one of them is Lori Lober. When I first met Lori, we became instant friends and have remained friends ever since. One of the traits that Lori has is her tireless commitment to educating women about breast cancer and sharing her story with others. I recently had the privilege to interview Lori Lober on Life's About Choices Radio.
If you or someone you know is facing breast cancer, please share this blog with her. It could very possibly save her life!
Here are the answers to the questions from today's show:
Q: How long do you have to keep checking for cancer after you have gone in to remission?
A: Each and every diagnosis of cancer is different and everyone should consult with their oncologist about their particular stage and type.
Q: When you get through one cancer is it possible to get another type of cancer?
A: Yes; absolutely! That's why I cringe when someone goes through treatment and makes no lifestyle changes and thinks "they're done!" In my mind, once their treatment is finished their journey has just begun!
Q: Is there other preventions other then radiation?
A: Radiation is not a prevention, it's a treatment for certain types/stages of cancer. I wish I knew what "prevention" is out there - in my mind so much of the cause of cancer is the breakdown of our immune system.
Q: Can you opt just cut it out?
A: Yes, but I'd obtain multiple opinions not only from surgeons but also from oncologists before I "just cut" anything out! You cannot take a cut back and sometimes pre-operative chemotherapy will be needed.
Q: Can cancer be cut away and be gone?
A: I guess there have been instances of that, yes. (Depending on the type of cancer it was and the stage it was at the time of diagnosis.)
Q: How did cancer change the way you do things?
A: It changed how I look at life, it changed how beautiful life truly is and it changed how I fuel my body. I believe nutrition plays a huge role in the strength of my immune system and I eat to constantly build my immune system. I pray a lot more, I believe in angels - cancer really changed my life as I new it but I wouldn't change my cancer journey/my life journey for anything.
Q: What is in the book?
A: My book?! It chronicles my cancer journey. It can be found at www.isasalestools.com - just click on books and scroll til you find "LOVE TO LIVE - ALIVE & THRIVING!" It's not rocket science; it's just my story!
Q: Does the book walk you through the feelings and ordeals with cancer?
A: Yes, with regard to my personal journey.
Q: Is there a test that can see if cancer runs through family?
A: Yes there is. I believe geneticists can help guide you with testing!
Q: Is there anything to do that can prevent cancer?
A: That's the gazillion dollar question . . .
Q: There is talk about a cure, is there any truth to this?
A: That's another gazillion dollar question . . . I believe stress, toxicity and depleted immune systems play a huge role in the diagnosis of cancer.
Q: Can positive thinking help you get better?
A: If you don't have a positive attitude and see yourself as "whole and well" on the other side of a cancer diagnosis I believe the odds of you getting better decline significantly.
Q: With all the advanced medical data and technology why are there so many wrong diagnosis?
A: Good question. It's a fact that 40-50% of us will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in our life. I believe many people die never knowing cancer is even in their body . . . the incidence of cancer is not going down because of technology or medicine. Isn't that sad? I wish I knew what we could do to save more people and properly diagnose more people correctly earlier on. Just keep getting more opinions and don't take "NO!" for an answer if something in your gut says to keep pushing.
Q: So a lump could mean something else?
A: Sure; a lump could be a benign cyst that means absolutely nothing! Again, I'd obtain a fine needle aspiration before it's removed and I'd have more than one pathology test on everything biopsied.
Q: Can a lump be removed to get rid of it?
A: Yes but I wouldn't remove it without having it biopsied in advance.
Q: How do you know when something is there to get checked?
A: Again, if there's something in your gut telling you that things are not right . . . go with your gut! Seek multiple opinions if things are still not feeling right!
Q: What size of a lump would one be concerned about?
A: Any lump; no matter what size it is should be checked.
Q: Are there signs other then lumps for cancer?
A: Yes, Google it - tons of them!
Q: How would someone know if cancer is present?
A: The only way to properly diagnose it, at least with breast cancer, is with a biopsy - I am not familiar with all the types of cancers!
Q: How many types of cancer are there?
A: Tons of different types and each type has different stages! Look at the NIH web site!!
Q: Are any of them able to be cured?
A: Yes, many cancers, if caught in the early stages can be cured!
Q: Are there doctors out there that will listen to you?
A: Yes; just keep searching if you don't feel you're being heard and they're not willing to be your head coach! I, personally, sought out oncologists who are specialists in metastatic breast cancer at "Comprehensive Cancer Centers".
Q: Are there doctors that want to help in the best way?
A: Yes but many still believe the only options are radiation, surgery or chemotherapy and you need to seek out all the options that may be available for your particular type and stage of cancer. That's why I'm a huge fan of clinical trials.
Q: Does anyone know the cause of cancers?
A: Scientists and doctors work every day trying to find the cause and/or cure for cancer. Millions of dollars are being spent but unfortunately, in my opinion, I don't believe we're getting closer to knowing.
Q: Is there a best way to deal with cancer?
A: Everyone diagnosed will need to deal in the manner that is right for them. There is no manual that will guide each and every one of us who hear the words "you have cancer" - I hope anyone diagnosed will read my book 'cause I've outlined everything that has worked for me!
Q: Why haven't we found a better way to prevent this?
A: Another gazillion dollar question!!! I pray every day and every night that we find one soon! I'd love to keep others from having to endure what I've endured for the past 14 years . . .
Lori Lober isnot making any medical claims and is not medically trained in any way. These are her personal opinions based on her experience with Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer!
“The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.”
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