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Powerful Healing Strawberries!

Posted By on May 25, 2010

I love it!

Have you noticed how the natural power of healing foods is being heard much more in mainstream discussions today? How about that? Seems many of our ancestors had the right idea all along. Now these “new” discoveries are gaining attention as research studies on the effects of nutrient based science document positive responses at cellular and molecular levels.

Beautiful locally grown strawberries and the benefits of including plants like these to ease inflammation or even get you pain free

Today I hope you’ll share with your friends about the organic healthy magic of berry Anthocyanins. Strawberries contain this natural wonder and may just be the perfect treat for your aching back!

On a molecular level, berry anthocyanins are shown to turn off those nasty genes involved with inflammation. They are antioxidant flavonoids that protect many body systems and they have some of the strongest physiological effects of any plant compounds. Know anyone with aching joints?

The anti-inflammatory properties of strawberry include the ability of phenols in this fruit to lessen activity of the enzyme cyclo-oxygenase, or COX. Non-steriodal anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen block pain by blocking this enzyme, whose overactivity has been shown to contribute to unwanted inflammation, such as that which is involved in rheumatoid or osteoarthritis, atherosclerosis, asthma, and cancer. Though unlike some drugs that are COX-inhibitors, strawberries do not cause intestinal bleeding.

Anthocyanins in strawberries not only cause the red color, they also have been researched and shown to help protect cells in the body and to prevent oxygen damage in all of the body’s organ systems. The Strawberry’s particular phenol content delivers as an an all in one heart-protective, anti-cancer, and an anti-inflammatory fruit.

A list of plants to include on your shopping list that are rich in anthocyanins are:

  • Blueberry
  • Cherry
  • Cranberry
  • Bilberry
  • Black Raspberry
  • Red Raspberry
  • Blackberry
  • Blackcurrant
  • Eggplant peel
  • Black Rice
  • Concord Grapes
  • Muscadine Grape
  • Red Cabbage
  • Violet Petals

Now wouldn’t that all make one beautiful side dish or what? Of course you body will thank you. And yum!

Special note to anyone who is challenged in finding fresh sources or consuming these types of plants naturally, there are now products available in whole-food supplement form. Simply search the internet or your local health food store. Also, anthocyanins are found in fresh and frozen berries, but not in processed pureed foods so it is best to puree them at home.

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Enjoy your day!

Robin

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Teachable & Doable Social Media Networking

Posted By on April 6, 2010

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Online social media adds a dynamic element into the art of staying current with those we’re connected with today

Social Media is teachable and doable by anyone willing to take a moment to learn how to navigate use the social media platforms available online today. Millions have already discovered how to leverage and enjoy new online magic in new ways to reach out, share, search, and connect. YouTube, FaceBook, Twitter, Skype, and Phone Apps are a basic few helping us all go wild!

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I have heard it said eight out of ten use Social Media to market their business

The world trend is stepping it up a notch as Social Media and Internet Network Marketing continues to rapidly grow. It is being used successfully as an important online business marketing method today. The advantages are extreme effectiveness in customer retention, business associates are better connected, and warm market relationships open up generating greater sales leads. I have watched joint ventures happen through social media connections.

More successful entrepreneurs are using social media avenues to effectively create and develop their brand by building relationships and sharing popular valuable information everyday.

However, huge disasters waiting to happen have been noticed as many new users start jumping in.

Some evidently think it a wise investment to go into My Space, Facebook, Twitter, Linkdin and everywhere they can think of, all the while tweeting and blowing their horn endlessly with…. well basically share with the world just how well they can spam the BEJEEBERS out of everybody!

Yes, it will get them noticed. Yes, it will give them a reputation but no, not substantial results marketing their brand.

Trust me, it’s the conversation which is most relevant when using Social Media platforms. Randomly sticking your personal links and pages all over the place is actually uninviting.

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A few little things to consider developing first

There is one little thing in these communities I have observed, better known as Social Proof. And well,  it doesn’t usually happen overnight. It does take a bit of time and effort to achieve recognition developed through Social Media relationships.

Some essential elements to master are build relationships in a respectful fashion, become socially active, share good content and acknowledge the same. These are important to develop trust in the community.

Want to stand out and become a leader? Consider your willingness to commit to learning, giving, and bringing that same value into the lives of others.

In fact if you were to simply deliver a ton of value and bring it front stage and center, it would be considered an excellent maneuver and likely carry you right into one very prime position to win friends and influence some people.

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How every leader is a follower

The best leaders and mentors we know share a strong passion for following other leaders and mentors. They study the character of successful, motivational, and disciplined people who inspire. A key point to observe is how they allow others to see them following their own mentors.

Personal growth and development is about you and I becoming the best we can be in whatever we choose.

Why wouldn’t we want to continue to develop ourselves and be inspired – right? And how truly powerful, if we learned to surround ourselves with others who care in the same way? You know… that’s doable, too.

First, take action everyday. Concentrate on the most important thing in becoming genuinely successful. Take action on you. Search your soul and build from the inside. Build that value and watch it become a part of you.

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Enjoy Your Day!

Robin

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Listen for that Real Connection in Relationship Building

Posted By on April 1, 2010

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May I Have Your Attention Please

Have you ever found yourself wondering if you are being heard, if a person is really getting it as you speak and share an idea, opinion or story?

Or you may have heard this one before that the picture in someone else’s mind is not going to process the same image or thought necessarily as yours. We might be hearing the same exact story right down to the most critical detail, but all the same we experience our very own images, ideas, questions or distractions.

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Talk About Distractions…

When I’ve observed my own mental distractions occur like crazy, going off on a wild tangent I often realize I’m missing huge chunks of the picture!

So here I am today thinking about how people can become literally blinded by distraction while someone is sharing their heart in a story as our mind swoops in and out of attention. It might be really brief, but have you noticed its seemingly provoked into, what’s evidently, a much more fascinating thought and it just takes off as though…. Well, as if it had a mind of its own!

While I don’t think it’s always a bad thing necessarily, I’d like to share a key point in that we should consider how the person on the delivering end may not be getting the attention they deserve. When the listener’s focus turns towards what’s on their own mind, perhaps even on to what they would love to interject then the connection is interrupted. The relationship is disconnected.

Of course there are many different situations when varying degrees of listening are going to be acceptable but my focus here is on the importance of doing what it takes to really be connecting as it pertains to the values of relationship building.

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Are you a good listener?

To be a really good listener we should be going into it with the mindset of focusing entirely on the other person. One of the reasons being is that to truly listen to someone often means to listen beyond the words and if we are distracted we will likely fall short of fully understanding.

When we are sharing and engaging, particularly when it is a newly formed acquaintance, it’s like a dance where we exchange words and it goes something like this: You step in, share a little, I share a little, and then you share a little so I share a little more…

In the end the person who gives the most thoughtful responses and receives the least amount or no judgment at all is the winner!

You see, it’s because they have now found someone to trust, to listen and they feel safe there. They weren’t interrupted and you allowed them to express their words which you regarded as important. What a gift. It was the gift of putting your interests on the back burner and allowing someone else to express their point of interest. And you not only gave, you also received something of value. You have not only gained someone’s respect, you understand and know them better, too.

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I Am Guilty Myself

Even the most courteous by the definition of courteous have trouble fighting the compulsion of inserting their clever opinions into another’s “presentation”. But indulging this bad habit can likely run the risk of being identified as self-centered and negatively affect relationships and true connections with others.

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What are your thoughts? Please do tell!

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Thanks for Coming by Today! Enjoy Your Day!

Robin

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Becoming True Friends

Posted By on March 30, 2010

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Love being one

There is something so heart warming about helping a friend out of dark times. Sometimes  it’s  about what we can give and sometimes just being there is enough. But it’s when we actually reach in to connect and do something to really make a difference the real magic happens. Relationships on a level of nurturing and inspiration  bring the spirits closer and strengthen the gift of friendship.

Take notice to those around you and their lives may never be the same.

I most certainly know true friendship is rare to find but there is one thing I have learned… it is easy to share.

A true friend is one who reads between the words sometimes, who sees through to the core of your reasoning and inspires courage.

I especially love what someone once told me, ” An honest to goodness friend will always try to leave you better than how they found you.”


Really being there

There may come times that you feel someone is completely unreasonable about their troubles or their hurt… but let me assure you that your friends enduring pain is very real. Don’t ever underestimate the encompassing power of ones emotions.

We may have never found ourselves in the same challenge or suffering a friend is experiencing. So we’ll let our heart take the lead. If we aren’t able to relate enough to make a difference, then it is time to bring in someone who can understand, share and offer greater support.

It always helps to get to a place where we know that we’re not alone — that someone is there who understanding our pain is real and that the emotions/thoughts/feelings making us crazy are perfectly normal.


A timeless quote by Dinah Crail, (1859)

“…to have a friend to whom one can speak fearlessly on any subject; with whom one’s deepest as well as one’s most foolish thoughts come out simply and safely. Oh, the comfort — the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person — having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.”


A huge error occurs if offering love and friendship on only our own terms. Measuring, measuring, constantly measuring… If they are not what you need them to be “for yourself” then your are not seeing their reality, you are not helpful, but hurtful…

As important as it may be for us to find a friend to call our own through thick and thin it is not always going to happen in perfect time and you know how important it is so, YOU give it away…


Enjoy Your Day!

Robin


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First Colors of Spring Planning My Garden

Posted By on March 16, 2010

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Today was meant to be spent outside. It was perfectly beautiful fresh and warm. As I was poking around making plans for rotating the plantings in this years garden I came across the very first colors of Spring. Sprinkled about were the first yellows of the forsythia, daffodils and of course the notorious dandelion. That was the fun part…


Most of my thoughts bounced high and low as I realized all the work to be done before I can transplant and sow seed. Having a garden is an ongoing project and I have to remind myself that it is not a race, it is a timed event more like a marathon.

Well my baby spinach is ready to go in the ground and will keep if I stop nibbling at it and the broccoli sprouts are peeking out beautifully also. March 17th is when I should plant my first few rows for early corn… it will most likely be on the 20th. I am so looking forward to springtime!

Here I would like to share a humorous poem by the great gardener Geoffrey B. Charlesworth, who in the late 1980s wrote a book treasured by many a garden lover called “The Opinionated Gardener”.

Why Did My Plant Die?
By Geoffrey B. Charlesworth

You walked too close. You trod on it.
You dropped a piece of sod on it.
You hoed it down. You weeded it.
You planted it the wrong way up.
You grew it in a yogurt cup
But you forgot to make a hole;
The soggy compost took its toll.
September storm. November drought.
It heaved in March, the roots popped out.
You watered it with herbicide.
You scattered bone meal far and wide.
Attracting local omnivores,
Who ate your plant and stayed for more.
You left it baking in the sun
While you departed at a run
To find a spade, perhaps a trowel,
Meanwhile the plant threw in the towel.
You planted it with crown too high;
The soil washed off, that explains why.
Too high pH. It hated lime.
Alas it needs a gentler clime.
You left the root ball wrapped in plastic.
You broke the roots. They’re not elastic.
You walked too close. You trod on it.
You dropped a piece of sod on it.
You splashed the plant with mower oil.
You should do something to your soil.
Too rich. Too poor. Such wretched tilth.
Your soil is clay. Your soil is filth.
Your plant was eaten by a slug.
The growing point contained a bug.
These aphids are controlled by ants,
Who milk the juice, it kills the plants.
In early spring your garden’s mud.
You walked around! That’s not much good.
With heat and light you hurried it.
You worried it. You buried it.
The poor plant missed the mountain air:
No heat, no summer muggs up there.
You overfed it 10-10-10.
Forgot to water it again.
You hit it sharply with the hose.
You used a can without a rose.
Perhaps you sprinkled from above.
You should have talked to it with love.
The nursery mailed it without roots.
You killed it with those gardening boots.
You walked too close. You trod on it.
You dropped a piece of sod on it.

“Why Did My Plant Die?” can be found in Geoffrey Charlesworth’s book  “The Opinionated Gardener- Random Offshoots from an Alpine Garden”, were he still with us here to welcome the new spring season, I suspect that he, too, would be thinking about and hoping for the best as he played in the soil cleaning up the garden beds as I am ((smiling))

Thanks for visiting and please let me know . Your comments are much appreciated!

Enjoy Your Day!

Robin

Confident and Sexy – Free Aphrodisiac

Posted By on March 9, 2010

Absolutely!

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Robin Lynn Brooks

Keeping up the exercise for our body’s health also feeds that spirited mindset for our personality AND makes an excellent recipe for one of the most readily available organic aphrodisiacs there is! Yes, be dedicated to keep it up and you’ll find your sexy-self aphrodisiac ready at all times!

There is this certain vibrancy I find extremely enchanting in healthy exercised bodies. Not only that, but our mindful health and fitness regimens keep us feeling energetic, sexually desirable and self assured on the inside as well as confident and sexy on the outside.

Undoubtedly, we have got to take care of our basic fitness needs. And it’s truly rewarding. But are you reaching your fitness goals and staying motivated?  Try having some fun with the challenge and keep reaching for the prize!

I have heard it said that positive sexual energy can be utilized to improve all relationships, including the giving and receiving of platonic love with others. In part, harnessing this energy is not only guaranteed to awaken your partner’s interest, it may also be used to funnel more passion into developing other types of relationships.

Using Visualization & Affirmation Techniques

Experiment with visualization techniques which are used by a list of most famous athletes. For this, you will need to allow yourself moments which allow quieting your mind to run through a routine all the way to picturing your prize results.

Use positive affirmations and fun thoughts. This is a powerful personal development tool for reaching any of your goals, also. The human brain “thinks” in pictures when you speak or focus on thought. This is something that many are familiar with. These mental training techniques are a way to give instruction to your subconscious mind.

Understand your predominant thoughts are what make you who you are today.

Have some fun with visualization and positive affirmations and make some real changes. It’s not hocus pocus!

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Read this quote by a neuroscientist who authored a dozen books on the human brain:

“The process of imagining yourself going through the motions of a complex musical or athletic performance activates brain areas that improve your performance. Brain scans have placed such intuitions on a firm neurological basis. Positron emission tomography (PET) scans reveal that the mental rehearsal of an action activates the prefrontal areas of the brain responsible for the formulation of the appropriate motor programs. In practical terms, this means you can benefit from the use of mental imagery.”

By Dr. Richard Restak

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Physical Therapy to Physical Fitness

A couple of weeks ago I shared some of my physical challenges along with a book review called Pain Free. Now I have finally been able to focus less on pain management and shift myself into the area of moving my body again, YAY!! Sometimes it feels so absolutely exhilarating. Don’t get me wrong it is a definite challenge but with the right mindset I have been taking the struggle out of the equation. How does getting excited about getting fit sound to you?

Like I said earlier, you can have some fun with this. Get yourself psyched for that sexy confident body through visualization. Overcome the negative energy that keeps you crippled in the recovery phase of an injury and move from physical therapy to physical fitness! I am!

I appreciate you all sharing your comments and thoughts. Of course as always if you find anything here to take away or pass along feel free to do so!

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Enjoy Your Day!

Robin

PAIN FREE – Book Review

Posted By on February 16, 2010

Even though I haven’t completely finished reading this book I felt compelled to share it with you today. It was given to me a couple of weeks ago, has filled me with hope and has so far proven to take a major edge off of the pain I experience every single day. For those not aware of my challenge with chronic pain, I’d like to share the shorter version of my story.

About 2 ½ years ago I was walking around with pretty intense lower back pain which I thought was simple overexertion.  Well, I naturally figured that, having had an aching back millions of times before, never seem to know when to quit or ask for assistance I suppose.

As months passed, the pain improved on and off  but never entirely. Turns out  aggravated bulging discs were causing this never ending cycle of spasm. This wasn’t a simple case of treating lower back pain.

At one point during this particular period I performed the wrong move and did a really good job of rupturing one of those discs, but of course this wasn’t confirmed yet!  Ouch… I did get into the Doctor a week later, went for the MRI, enlisted in the physical therapy and ended up each day in more pain than the next. Evidently that extra movement was causing a mess of that disc all the while and further damage to the nerves.

Finally and there was no way around it I had a very common surgery to patch up the disc and the surgeon did tidy things up a bit. The challenge is, I have not been pain free since. Daily medication has been my friend and my enemy for a couple of years now.

I want to share this book with all of you because chronic back pain, joint pain and many others are such common complaint in this world. I really feel that it is often most Doctors focus treatment on the problem area rather than the root cause.

Reading the book Pain Free caused me to realize in a new kind of light how in fact our bodies ARE designed to move and to self-heal.  However when areas are not lined up properly or movement is not exactly in sync we are risking further injury, particularly to other areas of our body. The key to healing anything correctly of course is to line things up just so and the miracle of healing then begins like magic! Right? How else can you explain the mending of great breaks in bone such as the femur?

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The author Pete Egoscue suffered a serious hip injury while in the Marine Corps. He was told by doctors there was nothing more they could do to heal his pain.  So this man himself took to dedicated exploration to heal his injury and he then began to train others.  He has undergraduate training in athletics is a nationally renowned physiologist and sports injury consultant and while his methods are tremendously popular Egoscue’s claims are not backed by official clinical trials.  With 24 clinics located in the US, Mexico and Japan, Pete Egoscue has strived to become the world leader in pain relief.

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I agree with Tony Robbins who said, “This book is extraordinary, and I am thrilled to recommend it to anyone who’s interested in dramatically increasing the quality of their physical health.”

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Take a look at this book you will find dozens of E-cises which have been specifically designed to provide quick and lasting relief of the following:

  • Lower back pain, hip problems, sciatica, and bad knees
  • Migraines and other headaches, stiff neck, and sore shoulders
  • Shin splints, sprained or weak ankles, and many foot ailments
  • Bursitis, tendinitis and more
  • Plus special preventative programs for maintaining health through the entire body

How does that sound to you?   A pain-free body is MY goal!


There is a revolutionary message in this therapeutic system developed by the author Pete Egoscue, “Starting Today, You Don’t Have to Live in Pain!”

While reading this book you’ll find some really thought provoking testimonial which are easy to relate, I did.  What I love about this book is that it covers the entire body from head to foot, explains in the most logical detail, core fundamentals for having each motion and position for what he calls “E-cises” done in a precisely aligned fashion.

For me, in less than 30 minutes I found relief in the E-cises for areas which obviously were affected and in pain caused by imbalances in my musculoskeletal system. All I had to do was assume the prescribed static position and relax! Now how tough was that? Not!

Pete Egoscue is convinced that most all chronic pain is due to such imbalances, and the most effective way to address chronic pain is to start with muscles. I think he is on to something.

A most important note when you do the exercises is to pay attention to every detail that is described with the instructions, for example position your foot straight and if needed blocking it so that it does not turn inward or outward… These slight adjustments  are what makes the system of E-cises effective at relieving pain by focusing on the inner most muscles designed  for that particular range of motion. Many of the E-cises are simply positions to maintain for 20 minutes or more to relax and re-align the underlying muscles.

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One more quote by Harold Bloomfield, MD, author of How to Heal Depression, “Pete Egoscue teaches you practical powerful ‘motioncises’, motion exercises that will become your own best exercise therapist. Whether you are in chronic pain or are a peak performance athlete, Pain Free can help you transform pain into power, and hurt into heart. Egoscue’s methods will help you feel at home again in your body!”

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This book has gotten me excited about moving again and returning to an exercise program, like you wouldn’t believe. It becomes a real challenge to get moving when the body is aching and I have found so much relief already. I have reviewed every move in this book and say to you, they are simple as well as safe. And although Pete Egoscue states otherwise, get checked by your doctor before starting this or any exercise program to address your chronic pain.

I sure hope this helps you or you know someone you can share it with. Please comment I look forward to your thoughts.

Enjoy Your Day!

Robin

Failure Inspires Success & Courage

Posted By on February 9, 2010

Tell yourself, “I’ve got grit!” Then get out there and do it!

On the race track or in your own life’s journey,  if you keep pushing the envelope and take a chance it will open the door allowing your movement towards improvement. Step-by-step you will experience marked achievement and you will get there.

The other day I was in a discussion about how some people think there are others born for greatness and leadership.

I’m thinking maybe the difference is simply that some people are shown the way and also recognize the opportunities in front of them. Leaders are trained and nurtured, not born. They make their mistakes and have the courage to learn and keep moving on in a forward fashion.

Below is a real life example of a man who began life as a sickly child but courageously went on to live an incredible life. It’s a pretty powerful excerpt:

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Roosevelt’s inspirational and courageous words from…

“The Man in the Arena”

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

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I hope you find something to share in this message and remember you’ve got grit. Keep stepping it up there!

Loving your comments and shared thoughts as always!

Enjoy your day :)

Robin

Voices In My Mind

Posted By on February 2, 2010


It’s this all knowing voice in my mind which constantly measures my every new thought or idea. I can’t tell it what to do. It seems to have a life all its own.

It must have always been there, but I didn’t notice the chatter when I was comfortably gliding through life. Most disturbing is its judgment, criticism and doubt. When I tried to turn the voice off it seemed to laugh impossible, just like that?, no way!

So here I was wondering just what this “voice” was doing here, what it wants and where it came from. Obvious it is my own minds way of telling me something but why is it so critical of my every move?

I understand the chatter now, how it automatically appears and even holds us back at times, and it doesn’t mean to cause us any harm. I have since learned how this voice was naturally developed when the merging of memory and logic occurred at my youngest years to help me feel safe. Before memory and logic our only action impulse was the desire to express ourselves in that very moment.

It must have been before memory and logic the day I wanted to cross the street to play with the other girls, but mom said I couldn’t cross without her, yet I casually skipped right on over to play with them anyway. BWmirrorofyourmindWhen memory and logic developed, I would recall that famous mom scolding for not listening. Eventually logic linked with the experience of punishment while the little voice in my mind echoed a reminder of the emotional pain. “There is no way I definitely should not take it upon myself to cross the road and play with those girls.”

Growing up I noticed people weren’t always predictable, even those closest, and I put my trust in the voice. Even though it wasn’t predicting the future, it reminded me of rules from the past assuming a future un-pleasantry in the near future. Now it makes a lot more sense this voice has been conditioned over many years learning and reminding me what to do in order to stay happy. After investing a lot of faith in this voice for reward, acceptance, love and attention I allowed it to assume authority over my choices and trusted it to guide me right.

It helps to explain why this voice has taken on this life all its own, presenting interpretation by its own logical code. The conditioning of my memory becomes triggered and awakened.

The next thing you know, it seems we are here in adulthood mistakenly putting our trust in this chatter which is often outdated and negative.  It’s no wonder we display hang-ups about so many things or nervousness about people’s reactions. This self programmed tool was once useful in childhood but is no longer helping in many areas of our adult lives. Are you wondering what others will think instead of letting go and living fully in the moment without reservation? I know I do it.

Although these voices may seem to really come alive at times of stress I believe they are quietly running in the background and can become roadblocks to our living a joyful, free spirited life.

After reading researched articles, studying myself, observing strangers, friends & family I have come to some conclusion:

  1. It is not going to go away and change right away. The first step is recognizing it.
  2. Develop a plan of positive self talk. Challenge the chatter!
  3. Find the value and the meaning behind observing and challenging this voice.
  4. Get passionate about the possibilities.
  5. See all the positive choices when you free that spirit within.
  6. Be forgiving & kind to yourself. The voice in your mind is not a fault of yours it was naturally developed and served a purpose.
  7. Not everyone is willing to let go of the voice. It has been “a friend” for a long while.
  8. There is a ton of information on the subject of self Talk some good some down-right silly. Ask around if needed research a trained coach.

Unfortunately, the internet is loaded with all the latest tips and tricks that appear to help you in all of your quests for improvement. I say unfortunately because (similar to above) these lists are polite, practical and often ineffective. They are calm and rational in the face of screaming insecurity. None of them will work for you when you are not serious about actually defeating the challenge before you. It’s easy and comfortable to procrastinate. It’s safe.

If you are truly about embracing change find something IMPORTANT that is worth enraging your obsolete fears, SO IMPORTANT that yes, you are willing to go through all the obstacles to get it done.

Either that or you could stay where you are but I would choose happy instead.

I would like to encourage you to connect with me, share a comment, interest and any part of this post as you please.

Enjoy Your Day!

Robin

Note:                                                                                                                                                                              Relationships and areas of personal growth have been natural passions of mine for a very long time. Understanding ourselves and the world around us is paramount to living a happy and full life. Although we can never REALLY know what is in another mind, I believe there are areas in personal development which can fuel our own hearts with a greater empathy and compassion for others.

Traffic Builders – BackLink Power & Tribe Syndication Magic

Posted By on January 26, 2010


Do you know anybody who would like to see their blog traffic pick up? Everyone, right? But how? Where to start? There are so many people on the internet shouting out every super trick in the book it’s enough to boggle anyone! The truth is there are many ways to get your site noticed and I am sure many more to come. Below I’ll share two strategies to jump start your blog; BackLinks first and then Tribe Syndication.

Perhaps you have been looking or perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed whether it be the newness or complexity and utter time that seems to be involved with learning and simply getting started. Have you been working to promote your site on your own and feel like you aren’t getting noticed or very far? Or have you ever started thinking you might be wasting your money and your time?

If so you aren’t alone and you may appreciate these TWO basic strategies below which carry a pretty big punch all their own…

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USE THE POWER OF BACKLINKS

This one could take a bit of time investment but ultimately prove to be highly valuable. The first strategy to get the good links coming in is by using several directories. More importantly get into the ones edited by real live people. The reason is you want the greatest visibility to your sites URL and these types of directories rank well. It is important to get yourself out there among others in your niche. The more directories the more click opportunity to find your site.  You can search for these simply by Googling “directories edited by real people or humans.” This action alone will often give your site credibility.

The search engines will very much like this one, too… Leave a thoughtful comment on blogs that are of a real interest to you or relate to your own niche to create a noticeable presence on them. If you concentrate on leaving attractive comments you might find you’ve developed quite the following off of many other blogs as they begin to notice and follow you! What a bonus!

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USE THE MAGIC OF TRIBE SYNDICATION

This second strategy could prove to be the most powerful, organically viral and the most fun! This magical move utilizes social media marketing in a dynamic way using a Tribe Syndication Network. A number of diversified Internet Marketers have come together to form a community for developed and developing blogs.

Building or becoming part of a social media marketing tribe is an amazing way for you to experience the magic of people helping people grow. An evolution styled system within the tribe has been developed for forming blogging syndication alliances as well as an excellent learning environment for establishing your own more focused niche tribes outside of the foundation community. As the saying goes, this one is a win-win.

The concept and the real magic began with a group of leaders giving and sharing tried and proven new strategies which began to attract attention like crazy on several social media platforms. They have presented a tribe community large enough to explode your business and small enough to allow the opportunity for everyone to know each other; The Tribe Mastermind Community.

So, a community sharing the same purpose of actually and genuinely helping each other grow one another’s online presence may be just the thing you need.

My feelings are, the world keeps changing and technology has been expanding much by consumer demand. It has become more important for us to keep an eye on what’s happening and learn to grow with it…

I would like to know what your thoughts are, please take a moment to comment.

And as always if you find something to share while looking around, share away!

Enjoy your day!

Robin



What’s All This Buzz about Social Media & Tribes?

Posted By on January 19, 2010

Please, allow me…

First, a little brief about ‘Social Media’, then about the’ Tribal Buzz’ gaining much attention…

As you already may know,  many of the tools used in social media are actually platforms designed to interact and connect this great world on the internet.  LinkedIn, a created social network application started around 2004.  Facebook’s platform only went public in 2006 as did Twitter about one year behind You Tube.  We now have what is known as web 2.0 communities, services, applications used for interactive information sharing of various video sites, blogs, social networks sites, wikis, mashups and the like.  With this increase of so many Web-ready devices and technology, it is NO small wonder how this information sharing trend is evolving. And how!

Now, tribes in this instance here, will be described simply as a community sharing a common activity, niche, circle of interest or vision.  And that being said, what compels us to become a member of an exclusive community?

Personally, I say the tribal attraction most often lies in the Gleaming Vision, Passion or Mission of the leadership.  The desire to be a part of something that’s hot!  And we want to be included in the journey and a part of something that matters.

The power of association makes a huge difference in a tribe and collaborative efforts do really make magic happen.

Social Media Tribes are seriously causing a buzz due to a small group of leaders who shared an internet marketing vision and created the value packed webinar course called Tribe Mastery Intensive.  It is designed to mentor, lead, teach, share, grow, and increase success for the internet marketing and blogging communities using collaborative network social syndication strategies.  This course proves extreme value for any business or group wishing to introduce or increase their exposure on the internet in a powerful branding sense with VERY little investment.

As many of you realize already, there are tons of free exposure platforms available out there!  And free webinars, too!  Why not use them or at the very least why not learn about them?  The internet and the explosion in social media have made it easier than ever to market.  Learn to leverage the power of social media sites by taking full advantage of the massive traffic there.  Find training.  It’s available from those with proven results in this market.

I would be wrong not to encourage you to inquire if you DO see a Tweet on Twitter including the hash tag #tribetuesday.  It is the sign of a tribal alliance, the sign of “syndication-love” and the sign of search engine optimization happening right before your eyes at the hands of a tribe!

A few questions I have asked myself:

  • Am I making the most of this great cultural movement that is happening across the Web?
  • How is my positioning and visibility on the internet?
  • Do I have a blogging alliance watching my back?

We should never stop learning as it is, the world here never stops changing – right?

Thanks for the awesome comments everyone has been leaving…

And as always, if you see something you like here please as always share away!


Enjoy Your Day!

Robin




Factoring in Our Nature – Social Media Marketing

Posted By on January 9, 2010

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Social Media Marketing is about People

McDonalds kind of had the idea when they introduced Ronald McDonald the clown and Kentucky Fried Chicken with the Colonial. But when “Big Dave” got out there to personally promoted his Wendy’s business, named after his daughter, he developed a personal brand and a following all his own. The people who knew Dave liked Dave and they went for his unique square fresh patty hamburger and old fashioned fries. Henry Ford’s family name as well as Dodge and some other automobile businesses were men, families, personalities and reputations all known publicly. What do they all have in common? Besides all successfully building their empires, they were people well known to the people. People were relating to the human factor. It was in part Personal Branding.

You may have noticed in Social Media today the tools and platforms are plenty, but it’s not only about that. Google is a platform and it hasn’t been around terribly long. The truth is that some of the key players in this game will come and go. So your best bet is not to put a ton focus on the tools and platforms. Your strategy and focus is “connect with people”.

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Social Media – Web Marketing – Relationship Marketing

When setting up a Social Media strategy, remember that this is not the same as a simple Web Marketing businesses. And for those of you who are only now entering the internet marketing scene, there is an important difference between them. Web Marketing is the “old” way of promoting with the focus in a direction of business-to-people. On the other hand, today’s Social Media is about creating a people-to-people connection.

Social media is about connecting people-to-people, sharing, referrals, and word of mouth. Web marketing is a business-to-people environment promoting by static pages, websites, advertising, that just kind of sits there.  Social media actually creates a buzz about you or your business. If you know this now you are way ahead of the game. There will be some all cozy and used to the old way of marketing a bit reluctant to change. But this is where we’re at today, so you might want to get in position with a social media marketing system to achieve the best business results.

Why Relationship Marketing will provide leverage:

  • People like to connect with people they feel good about
  • People like to do business with people they know
  • People buy from people referred by people
  • Social media is for connecting people

So if today you’re simply a logo company, your business would need to have a “human” face to make it attractive on social media.  Advertising marketers have always talked to some degree about  factoring in our human nature in company’s ads for some time now. It seems the fancy logos and traditional marketing practices are not obsolete but they are also not the focus in today’s social media marketing trend.

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Winning with Social Media Online

I am seeing more and more people realize today’s power in relationship marketing. Businesses are successfully connecting to people through Social Media and understanding how to reach out through the many channels.

As the world turns to the internet for smart buying decisions

  • Google this, Google that
  • Doing on-line comparison shopping
  • Visually connecting through video media channels
  • Listening to the buzz topics and friends on Face Book, Twitter, etc

Many are in agreement that staying on top of the conversation with Social Media Platforms is most relevant when using these tools.  So, if you aren’t already out there take a look around and see who is. The timing is now and the marketing strategy is “Relationship Marketing”.

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What are your favorite internet social platforms ?

If you are already engaged in social media how has it influenced your relationships or business?

Do leave a comment and share your ideas. What are your thoughts about marketing and social media?

Enjoy your day!

Robin

Expressing Yourself How?

Posted By on December 29, 2009

EXPRESS YOURSELF CREATIVELY

Some of you might not look much at personal development. For the next few minutes I want to talk about some great benefits of expressing yourself in a controlled or creative fashion. I know I don’t always myself. But this should be fun, I have a challenge to share and along with some questions I’ve ask myself!

Remember the last time you shared yourself in an “I’m all out there” kind of way? Maybe it was the time you wanted to let everyone in the room know exactly who you were and what you were thinking. If you take a minute & think about when it was,  a few details about exactly what happened may come to mind… like who was there or how it ended…

You may be thinking about the last shouting match you had with somebody, or maybe a moment you let your teen in on how you were feeling…

I have learned that how I express myself affects relationship, reputation and respect from others. Of all the ways on earth to relate, there are some we don’t care to recall at all. A not so pretty exhibition while you’re “in the moment” can tarnish the like-ability factor you once had with a person. The other side of the coin is, a carefully controlled creative expression will surely benefit your image and position among everyone.

We are all wondrous creatures of emotion and there is no guarantee we will express ourselves appropriately when a moment gets the better of us. We try to gear ourselves toward carefully controlled, but how much control can we have over how we do express ourselves?

If you stop to consider that we are the ones in charge of our emotions and we own our thoughts and body, naturally we must have a say in our expressive response to a given situation. Simply said its true! But there is more to it than just simply controlling an emotion. If there is a method to achieve more self control it would have to include some insight for increasing your own awareness. There are preferred behaviors for sharing your passionate thoughts in an appropriate controlled display. Of course having said all of that, there are zillions of ways to express yourself in many different social arenas; there are many unwritten rules.

Are you the person you want to be when it comes down to communication or would you like to exercise more control over your expression? Consider including this into an area of your personal development training; if not for you, for someone you love.


The following questions are meant to help increase your awareness and open your spirit to be your best at expression:

Personal Development Excercise

  1. Identify your mood or emotion triggering the behavior; anxiety, anger, depression, fear, excitement or something else
  2. Link that emotion to the thought you have and ask yourself; what caused me to feel like this?
  3. What entered your mind?
  4. What do you see causing these thoughts?
  5. Identify if your reasons are truly valid for these thoughts
  6. Do others respond in this way?
  7. Is there another way someone could look at the situation?
  8. Take a moment to consider your response and truly ask yourself whether or not it was extreme

Be sure to use complete honesty when going through these steps. Practicing this as an exercise or a tool to gain awareness or perspective over your emotions can change things dramatically.

By choosing to respond with more consideration you will be respected as an expressive person who communicates in a beneficial way in important situations.

The real trick is to put yourself out there in a positive way! Think about all there is you are sharing; mentally, visually and verbally. With an extra bit of work many people have been able to express themselves into a talent or a profession. I am talking about artists like singers, dancers, painters, poets and other people like motivational gurus, athletes or runway models. So, look at the possible bonus of the exercise along with developing that passion or talent of yours, expressing it could one day make you famous!

There are many reasons we are not all communication experts. But there are many reasons to treat it as a skill to develop. We can make a choice to express ourselves in a particular manner without losing our own authenticity. Never keep things bottled up we all know that is not a good thing. Learn to express the passions you need to share in a controlled creative respected way which will define you and promote the better part of you.

Will you take a few notes on yourself and think about how you could use this to help yourselves or others?

Please let me know what you think by leaving a comment and feel free to share any part of this.

Enjoy Your Day!

Robin Lynn Brooks

Hello! Come on in! I am glad you came by!

Posted By on December 19, 2009

What am I up to today?

I have lately been working with a group of real go-givers in Social Media Marketing. What a blast I am having and the insights have been phenomenal!

I truly do look forward to sharing with you.

So I’d like to start first by asking you this… What do you think of all the Social Networking Sites and Businesses getting busy on the internet?

Well, I have my view. It is perfect! Especially for today’s world! We are connecting with family, friends and the home business opportunities now are just endless!

My belief is that life is all about relationships. Life is relating and connecting with the world around us in work, at play, in the home and business. In business I like to think of Relationship Marketing because it is the most comfortable and natural course for knowing & referring services of any kind. For me this is an area I am most excited about sharing as my journey includes today’s super trends for connecting people to people and groups to groups all on that mission to grow each other, themselves, charities, teams or businesses.

There is plenty of opportunity out there for all of us and I will share my discoveries and experience on business building and personal development. With a ton of knowledge out there to sort through,  I often wished someone shared a little sooner with me. If I do save you a minute or a month of research finding just a single tool or resource for growing your team or business it would surely please me.

While continuing to put this site together, I would love for you to stop back. If you’d like, let’s connect! I’ve discovered myself that often enough there ARE some times when it helps to toss things around, even to a stranger. And sometimes a bonus, the strangers become friends…

Enjoy Your Day!

Robin

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Have had the pleasure of working from a home office since 1993 and sure want to keep it that way. It's nice just stepping outside my office to play in the garden or take a hike with my pets when the mood strikes. Many agree, the most rewarding job to have is one we choose make ourselves. Also, spending quality time with some of the greatest Social Media strategists & Blogging buddies. Hands-down some of the greatest teachers (givers) I personally know. Enthusiastic sharing is unusual in some parts! Not this community. Such a very cool blessing :)
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