A few years ago I was talking with a creative young writer and we decided to design our own story cubes. We spent an hour thinking of unusual or abstract words and had fun making up stories with random cubes.
Being creative doesn’t mean you have to be a gifted artist, singer or writer, as creativity expresses itself in many ways.
What stories can you make out of the word cubes above?
Below is my version:
During my travels to Iowa, I met a laughing moose who was drinking Cuban coffee and eating a corndog in a local mall.
We are all born with intuition or inner knowledge. This is a skill that we all have, although some people are more attuned to it than others, there is always that soft, subtle voice in the back of our heads saying, “You shouldn’t eat that” or “Don’t do it!”, but we often ignore this inner voice and allow our minds to take over.
Inner guidance is always accessible. I have always had an uncanny ability to know how people are feeling and this intuitive skill has grown over the past several years so that when I meet someone, I know immediately if they are ok or if there is something wrong. I can specfically pick up on emotional problems or issues people have. I don’t have to know the person, often times they are complete strangers that I interact with.
I have learned how to listen to the messages that people are sending out energetically and often encourage them to open up and talk about what is bothering them, whether it is career, relationship, or health issues. This ability allows me to assist in opening the healing process.
I am not alone in this ability to use my intuitive skills as it is accessible to everyone. We just have to learn how to recognize it and learn how to hear our own guidance so that we can help ourselves and others in need. If you are interested in getting help for an issue or problem that you have or simply want to develop your own intuition further, please use the contact form page above.
Interactive new story app about the power of choices and the importance of having hope!
The Dirty Cloud Maker
Now available on Google Play for $2.99. The Dirty Cloud Maker. Available on Apple in July 2018.
The Dirty Cloud Maker is an inspirational story about an angry troubled character who turns his bad thoughts into dark dirty clouds and sends them out into the universe where they negatively affect others.
Journey with the Dirty Cloud Maker as he turns his miserable unhappy life, into a joy-filled, happy life.
The Dirty Cloud Maker is about the power of choices and how each choice either leads us to happiness or leads us further into despair.
I once met a woman at a laughter yoga workshop who bragged that she hadn’t laughed in thirty years. Hearing this initially made me laugh, but then I thought, how sad…
Introductions were made at the beginning of the group as most people were there to have fun. The energy felt light and exciting, but when it was this woman’s turn to introduce herself, everything shifted as she informed everyone that her life wasn’t happy and that she had not laughed in about three decades. The room became silent and still and everyone’s body language changed as discomfort filled the room like a bad stench. How could you have fun and be joyful when there was someone there who refused to laugh? The facilitator was quick to move the group forward and lead us into a laughter exercise where the majority of us had fun and laughed about nothing.
Being a counselor, I could not help but to observe this woman to see if she would crack a smile or even giggle during the workshop, and on several occasions she was very close, but because she had introduced herself in such a negative way, she had to keep her guard up as well as her protective shield. She had basically dared everyone at the beginning of the group to make her laugh but presented as impossible because if she had let go and enjoyed herself, her thirty-year laughter draught would have ended and then she would have to tell a different story. Sometimes we can get stuck on negative or sad life stories, but you can always start a new story and put an end to the old one.
None of us escape life without problems or issues, that is a given fact. Whatever the situation you find yourself in, remember that laughter is a stress reliever that increases your energy and fights off depression. Although at the time you may not feel like laughing remember that this is exactly the time that you probably need it the most. Laughter may not solve the initial problem or issues, but it provides a sense of relief and gives you permission to be in the present moment.
My goal is to laugh each day for the next thirty years! LOL
My mango adventure began when I arrived in Naples, Florida. I was excited to find several nearby mango trees and impatiently waited for them to ripen.
I then discovered in a local grocery store, Honey Mangoes. Not only are honey mangoes delicious, but they actually do taste like honey, a wonderfully sweet and refreshing new food to add to my diet!
Honey Mango Coconut Milk Smoothie
Add the following ingredients into a food processor or blender:
1 or 2 chopped honey mangoes
2 cups coconut milk
1 cup coconut yogurt
1 cup of ice cubes and blend
Sprinkle a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg on top
Feel free to have fun exploring and changing ingredients!