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If getting the diagnosis of breast cancer and bone cancer wasn’t traumatic enough, learning that I also have osteoporosis was the real shocker. As far as I knew, only older white women appeared to be its victims as they were the only ones used to advertise and talk about it in TV and magazine ads. Never had I seen a black woman even associated with the disease. So finding out I had osteoporosis was very revealing, and something I thought important enough to share with other black women who may be in danger of having it and being unaware even of the possibility.
The type of breast cancer I have is a rare form contributed to by excess estrogen. According to my surgeon who diagnosed the cancer, the bones also produce estrogen, so the medicine they are giving me to reduce the estrogen feeding the cancer could also possibly cause osteoporosis, which is why he tested me for the problem, but we found out I already have it.
As a result, I will need to take calcium and vitamin D to build up my bones to avoid the possibility of fractures from the slightest trip or fall. Like most black people, I remember being told we have heavier or thicker bones than other ethnic groups, but regardless of that being the case, we are in need of more attention to our skeletal structure than we previously have been led to think.
Women over 40 should have a Dexa scan for bone density to be sure that they do not require a boost in their calcium intake, along with a mammogram to test for breast cancer (which I had refused for years). With the lactose intolerance from which so many black people suffer, we need to know that we should look into ways other than consuming milk to keep our bones healthy. We often hear it said that we “learn something new every day,” so I hope that this information will be something of value to your continuing good health.
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5. Personal Time
6. Money & Abundance
7. Higher Learning & Education
8. Romantic Relationships
10. Work & Career
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Positive Affirmations for Money & Abundance
I use my time and energy where it will create the greatest results.
I receive all the good things my higher self has to give me.
My savings act as a magnet to draw more money.
My debts represent my and others' beliefs in my future earning ability.
I am a valuable person. My path is important.
I create what I want with energy. Good things come to me easily.
I visualize my goal everyday. I am financially independent and free.
I know I can create the reality I want.
All my money is energy awaiting my command to create good in my life.
I ask for what I want. I am open to receive it in whatever form it comes to me.
I know the essence of what I want and I get it.
I choose beliefs that bring me aliveness and growth.
I honor and value my creativity and ideas.
I am always in the right place at the right time.
I choose to live an abundant life.
And so it is!!!!!!!
Ok so by now if you have been following along with my series of blogs on this your week should be complete. But it doesn't just stop at the one week challenge. In my research of how good or bad habits are created I have found that the general census is that it takes at least 30-45 days for something to become habit forming in that it is habitual, something you do on a daily basis. With that said, I believe that habitually focusing on your goals and actions toward accomplishing your goals will in essence cause your dreams and goals to manifest into reality. Especially if you have cleansed yourself of all non-essential habits, hinderances, and distractions.
So the list you created and focused on for a week, continue on through your journey of establishing your thoughts toward developing your goals into reality. So part of your process will be to create a list of short term and long term goals that you intend to accomplish by a certain date. It's important that you place an end date on when you expect these things to happen because it will help you to focus and get rid of things that cause you to procrastinate. Also it will allow you to see if your end date is reasonable, in that if you have been working on a specific goal and it is not completed by the targeted end date then you may need to revamp your goal and actions toward making it happen to see what you can improve to speed up the process, or if it's something that will need additional time.
The main point here is this, don't give up. Keep pushing toward making your vision come to pass. Also, remember an attitude of Gratitude will expedite the process of your visions, dreams, and goals, becoming a reality.
Be Blessed in all you do!
Peace and light, Ladies
We all want to have better lives. We all want to be healthy, abundant, and to live balanced, happy lives. What we sometimes forget is that in order to welcome something new and higher into our lives, we often have to let something old and out-dated go. There are variety of ways to do this like using healing work, having a daily spiritual practice, writing, fasting, etc. This can be stressful, intense, and difficult but it is usually worth it. I wanted to recommend a great website that I use to help me to let go of old beliefs and thoughtforms, so I can make room for more truth and light in my life. Feel free to check it out when you have the chance!!!!
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Your thoughts have real substance, although your scientific instruments can't yet measure them. You might imagine your thoughts as "magnets." These "magnets" go out into the world and attract the substances that match them; they duplicate themselves in form. Everything around you was a thought in someone's mind before it existed in your reality. Cars, roads, homes, buildings, and cities all existed as thoughts before they became realities.
Your thoughts set up the model of what is to be created, and your emotions energize your thoughts and propel them from your inner world to your outer world. The stronger your emotions are, the more rapidly you create what you are thinking about. Your intent acts to direct your thoughts and emotions, maintaining a steady focus on what you want until you get it.
I focus on what I love
and thus draw it to me.
Because your thoughts set up the model of what you draw to you, it is important to think about what you want rather than what you don't want. You will not get what you want by fearing or hating its opposite. For instance, having money does not come from disliking living in poverty. Whatever you focus on is what you get, for energy follows thought. The more you love having money and abundance, the more you picture it and thus draw it to you.
It is also important to think in positive ways. Positive emotions and thoughts draw what you want to you. Negative emotions do not bring what you want; they bring only what you don't want. Spend quiet, reflective time thinking positively about what you want. When you do not think in higher ways, dwelling on things such as problems, you repel abundance.
Don't feel bad about negative thoughts you have, for fearing or disliking your negative thoughts gives them more power. Respond to negative thoughts as you would to small children who don't know any better; simply smile and show them a better way to be. If you recognize a negative thought, simply place a positive thought alongside it. If, for instance, you catch yourself saying, "I don't have enough money," simply say "I have an abundance of money."
My thoughts are
loving and positive.
Positive thoughts are far more powerful than negative thoughts. One positive thought can cancel out hundreds of negative ones. Your soul stops your lower and negative thoughts from becoming realities unless having them manifest will teach you something that will help you grow. You are loved and protected by your soul and the universe. As your thoughts become higher and more positive, your soul allows more and more of them to manifest. The more you evolve, the more power your thoughts have to create your reality, and the more responsibility you have to think in higher ways.
There are many wonderful tools you can use to learn to think more positively. For instance, you can put light - an image of physical light - into the pictures in your mind. You can practice making negative thoughts fade out or dissolve, and enlarging positive thoughts. Take a moment right now to think of something you want. Select one thought you have had about why you CAN'T have it. Now, imagine that thought fading out, or imagine that thought written on a blackboard that you are erasing, or imagine putting that thought in a balloon and letting it float away. Do whatever occurs to you to remove that thought from your reality.
Now, create a thought about why you CAN have it. See that thought written out; put white light around it. Imagine someone reading the thought to you in a beautiful voice. Create a mental image of receiving or having what you want. Make the image so real you can almost touch, smell, see, and feel it. Make the image bigger, so that you are standing in the image rather than just observing it. By making your negative thoughts fade out, you take away their power to create your reality. By making your positive thoughts more vivid and real, you increase their ability to create what you want.
There is great power in repeating the thought of something you want over and over. When you got something you wanted in the past you probably thought about it frequently. Repetition firmly implants the idea of what you want to create in your subconscious, and it goes about bringing you what you think about. You want the thought to be definite and unwavering. Affirmations are positive thoughts that are repeated over and over. As you repeat them, they go directly to your subconscious where they begin to manifest as your reality. Affirm what you want in present terms, such as, "I have unlimited abundance," and repeat your positive statements frequently.
Marketing may be cut significantly when the economy is bad at most companies. However there are some cost cutting ways to continue to market in bad times. Below we visit 5 of those:
1. Find our how you can provide added-value for your clients. If you clients are happy with your services, they may from time to time as if you do: “this” or “that”. If it’s within your budget, providing new services would be a great new marketing tool.
2. Make sure you keep your service level very high. While many don’t provide a personal touch to their clients, be sure to let your clients know they can always contact you personally if they need assistance. Also be fair in your pricing so they know they are getting a great deal.
3. You can use just a bit of time and no money (outside of the phone bill) to call old leads. Try to keep a list of what’s called warm leads or persons who’ve expressed interest in your service in the past. Give a friendly call to these persons to keep your name front of mind with them.
4. Don’t be a snob when it comes to “ad-hoc” clients or those who don’t provide you with a steady income. You should be open to helping other small business persons because your help may propel them to higher levels. The clients success can turn into your success, so don’t turn away the small clients.
5. Last but not least keep your current clients in your bosom. They may be facing hard times too, so be extra kind if they are not on time with a payment or two. Let them know that they are valuable to you and you may even want to offer discounts for their loyal service if you can afford to do so.
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List Building or building your community.
If you're going to realize any level of success and online business
empowerment you must be actively building your community (list).
One of the most important things in an online business or offline business
is a list of contacts. Just as in any other business, online businesses
also need to build relationships with their customers. Subscribers are
the contacts on your lists that are the most valuable asset of your
online business. Therefore, list building leads to building
relationships, which in turn encourages prospects to visit your
website, sign up and get closer to buying your offer. But people are
not just going to flock to a website and leave their contact
information! To attract them, they must perceive some value. The first
thing they are going to think about is how they will benefit from
giving you their contact details. That’s why every business that does
online marketing must build its own lists, targeted at specific
prospects. It is time consuming. You have to work really hard. But in
the end, you will directly enjoy the fruits of your efforts.
Youropt in list is your treasure. You are always looking for new and
innovative ways to build your lists to keep visitors coming to their
sites continuously. As you participate in this activity you offer
various things to the prospective customer like free reports, ebooks,
software, memberships, services etc. just to get their email address
and other identifiable information. It is essential to keep following
up with people who might be interested in what you are offering. Only
when you have a growing list can you facilitate your users to visit
your site. It grabs their attention and takes them to those areas of
the site that are of particular value to them.
Not everyvisitor buys from the site he or she is visiting. Sure you may have
built a huge database of contacts, but unless each one is a qualified
contact, there is no guarantee that they will take any purchase-related
action when they visit. Even in the offline world, you usually cannot
get a buying decision out of your prospect right away – it takes not
less than 5 visits unless they are desperately in need. Again, if you
deal with more than one product, different visitors may be interested
in different products. That is why you have to get your visitor’s email
address and name as they browse through your site.
There are certain things you need in order to effectively begin building your list.
Let us talk about the basic things you need before you actually experiment with different methods of building lists .
The first thing you must set up is your website, so that your contacts
have a place to come to and find you. They also need a place where they
can securely leave their email and name. You must ensure that they do
not have any difficulty in the process. Not only that, you want to give
them something of value to remember. I'll be sharing an easy way for
you to start your first website in my Online Business Empowerment Quick Start Teleseries.
The next thing is your autoresponder. These are a wonderful way to
automate your follow up, when you have to keep in touch with your
customers regularly. You might find it easy to keep in touch with, say
100 or 200 people, but when the list runs to thousands, just imagine
the amount of time you’ll spend, time that you can devote to more
creative activities. Instead, a good Autoresponder can help you
tremendously in keeping up with your reminding and emailing.
*Aweber which can be found here is a good choice for many reasons.
You'll need ways to draw traffic to your site.
You can't expect to build your list unless you bring traffic to your site.
Andyou'll need relevent content. Your users will look for information that
is useful and relevant to them. The quickest way to cause your
subscribers to unsubscribe is if you don’t send them messages that are
Don't get caught up with building your list just for size. You're looking to build
a quality responsive list or community.
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Mercy that's Available to Us
By Marion L. Jones
Even though we have handicaps, we use it for excuses not to do God's will.
Excuses like I'm tired, I have to work or just went out the night before.
Just can't keep still.
We cripple ourselves mentally; talk our self right out going to church on Sunday.
But up bright and early for work on Monday.
Now we have look at folks with disabilities as a curse to them or a sin.
Not having a clue about their life or struggle they’re in.
When one sense is gone one is sharpened.
Do you think that stop them from getting somewhere or the job done?
We got work to do
There was a blind man named Bartimaeus begging on the side of the road.
Heard that Jesus was in the neighborhood, and wanted relief of his heavy load.
He began to cry out to the Lord," Jesus," Son of David, have mercy on me."
They tried to shut him up, but the louder he got.
"Son of David have mercy on me."
Jesus heard his cry and call on him to come.
They told him to " Be of good cheer. Rise, He is calling you.
The blind man threw aside his garment, rose up and came to Jesus.
Jesus asked "What do you want me to do for you?"
Blind man said “Rabboni I want to receive my sight.
Jesus said, “Go your way, your faith has made you well and followed Jesus.
Jesus is a curse breaker
He's on the way to your job, your home, your bedroom.
Jesus is on His way to break all those strong holds that make you think you are doomed.
When you hear the Name Jesus things happen.
The sweetest name I know, say it over and over again.
Don't ever let anyone stop you from getting your praise on.
If you don't God will use the rocks to cry out, when it's done.
Jesus will not always show up but He'll send someone to you.
It could be me or the person next to you. To give you what you need to hear or do.
Copyright 4/26/10 M L J Recovery
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