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A few of my favorite Self Improvement books…

Written by Lyndi. Posted in About Me, Health & Wellness, Life Coaching

If you have ever been to my house and have seen my bookshelf, you would know that I am a FREAK about finding the best self improvement books.   When I go to Barnes & Noble, I go directly to the Self Help section and I have no interest in looking in any other area of the store (my family and friends just shake their head :) )  I've always had the desire and have enjoyed the process of figuring out how to improve in different areas of my life.

My self improvement books have a wide range from learning how to raise kids, strengthen relationships, to find inner peace, live for today,  find joy in life (no matter what you have experienced) and self love.  Some would say that I'm like a Pollyanna, cause I REALLY want to have an insane amount of love, joy, peace and happiness in my life (I know... that sounds like a Christmas card) every single day and all year around.  I mean really...is that too much to ask?!?  I don't think so!  I believe that you can have this and whatever else you desire, as long as it is good in nature.  The process of how to learn to create a happy, fulfilling life is not an easy one...but one that is definitely worth it.  I have been reading these kinds of books for years and have read the same ones over and over again and I still struggle EVERY SINGLE DAY!  Whenever I have days of sadness, feeling negative or impatient, are the days that I need to read these books even more.  They have helped me pull out of deep depressing days and have guided me to my happy places of light and joy.

 

This book by Wayne Dyer is my current favorite.  I bought the book on CD and I listen to it while I'm driving around with the kids or when I am traveling.  This will inspire you to the core...it's a little deep, but if you take his words of advice, you WILL be undoubtedly successful and happy in your life.

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This is another one of my favorite self help books. It an amazing story about a women who had a near death experience while experiencing cancer that had spread to every part of her body and all of her organs were shut down.  She talks about her experience in heaven and her choice to come back to earth and heal.  She was cancer free within a few weeks of her near death experience.  Truly inspirational...

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The Five Love Language Books are some of my all time favorites!  I love them because they help you understand why people do what they do.  In relationships trying to understand what makes your significant other tick is key...this book helps you figure that out and how to appropriately respond to them.  The five love languages are: Physical Touch, Acts of Service, Gifts, Words of Affirmation and Quality Time.  We each have 2 main love languages and that is basically how we feel love.  For example, mine are Acts of Service and Words of Affirmation.  If someone went and washed my car for me to be nice,  that shows love more to me than if they bought me something.  Don't get me wrong, I love it when people buy things for me, but the thought behind it truly means more to me than the monetary value.  Gary Chapman has released these books for relationships with a spouse, child or teenager.  He also came out a singles edition and one just for men.  Highly recommend. 

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A friend of mine told me about this book and I literally just finished reading it last night.  I loved Blair Singers message and it seems to be a pretty simple concept.  I thoroughly enjoyed how he writes,  it felt like I was having a conversation with him throughout the entire book.   He has a gift of making things very clear and he focuses on helping you stop listening to all the little voices in your head (aka other peoples opinions or long held beliefs).  This book helps you to see the importance of not worrying about what other people think, to become more self aware and it also helps you get on a path of fulfillment in your life.  I absolutely loved reading this book!!

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I have listened to and read this book over and over and over and over and over again...once again, it's a little deep, but oh so powerful.  It really is a self help book that changed my life.  spiritual healing and self help books

When I began my quest of Spiritual Enlightenment, this is the first self improvement book I read.  Eckhart Tolle is a miraculous person and I wish I could live like him all the time.  He helps you to live your life in the NOW, and that time is just an illusion.  Yet, there is so much more to it.  I put this on my iPod and every night before I would go to bed, I would listen to him speak.  His voice is so calming and he just makes so much sense to me. 

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Hope for the Homeless – Ways you can help the homeless people in our community

Written by Lyndi. Posted in About Me, Hope for the Homeless Charity, Let's Give Back

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The past few years my life has been a wee bit fragile with a variety of complicated things happening.  Although to some my life may seem chaotic, I am actually feeling very peaceful.  I've learned that instead of worrying, stressing or being sad, it is better to force myself to do something nice for someone.  This takes my focus off of me and my problems.  It lifts someone up and in turn lifts my spirits and makes me happy. 

I have always had a sweet spot in my heart for homeless people.  My heart aches for their situation and I want to help them.  I especially want to help the children who are homeless, along with the ones who are really struggling and not just those who are begging for money on the corner.  Recently, I was having one of those days where I was sad, thinking about all the negative things that are happening in my life.  I knew I needed to change my mindset, so I got in my car and drove.   There was a force behind me and I knew exactly where to drive to, and when I got there I knew why.  I saw an older couple walking together and they where clearly homeless.  I stopped, got out of my car, asked them how they were, gave them some money and told them that God loves them.  They both started crying...the women hugged me and wouldn't let go.   I was in tears as they told me their story of how they became homeless.  They were sincere and very grateful for the money.  As I left them, I wished so much that I could do more...just giving money wasn't enough for me.  I had the deepest desire to help change their lives.

I drove home in my nice car, walked into my beautiful house, kissed my kids clean cheeks and went into my pantry with a million different options for dinner and life seemed grand.  I am so blessed.  So incredibly blessed.

The statistics below were so surprising to me.  I never thought that we had that many homeless people in our community, especially children.  I have been working on starting a charity called Hope for the Homeless of St George.  With this, I want to help homeless people get on their feet and to truly make a difference in their lives.  I have several plans for this venture, but starting something like this will take some time, donations and a lot of effort.  So, look for more details to come on this project.

 

Good news, because there is something we can do now to help the homeless people of St George!  I am super excited to be involved with this and I hope you will too!!

Here's the info:

MAKE THE HOMELESS SMILE!

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Planet 94.1 and United Way Dixie want to do our part to ‘Make the Homeless Smile.’  We were inspired by a viral video to organize something to help our community.  What you may not know is the amount of homeless that we have right here in Southern Utah.  We do, and we want to share those numbers with you.  We also want to encourage you to help make a difference.

  • 2013 Annualized Homeless Estimate—1173

  • 2013 Homeless School Children in Washington County—973

  • Children living in motels, shelters, or places not meant for habitation—117

  • Temporary housing situations—341

On Friday, November 8 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. we will be hosting an all day event to collect donations of specific items to make the homeless smile.  We will certainly be looking for necessity items, but we also want to include fun things as well.  Our goal is to make 1,000 bags to give to the homeless that include: a wallet with a $5 bill in it as well as a complete list of services that they might need, toothpaste and toothbrush, candy, a deck of playing cards, Soduku books or crossword puzzles, Bibles, and drawings or pictures from classes or families.

Red Robin will be providing lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a $5 donation that will go straight to making the homeless people in our community smile.

This event will take place in the parking lot of the Ence Towers, located at 619 S. Bluff St. (Just North of Arby’s).  We will be collecting from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, November 8, 2013.

We will be documenting this event from the donation collection, to the bag stuffing, and finally the handing out of the bags to our homeless.  Our goal is to make a quick video and then send it to the guys who inspired the viral video in the first place.

List of items we are collecting for the bags (Goal 1,000 Bags)

  • Hard candy
  • Decks of playing cards
  • Puzzle Books (Sudoku, Crossword)
  • Wallets
  • $5 bills
  • Bibles
  • Toothpaste & toothbrush
  • Pictures or letters of encouragement for the bags (Thanksgiving cards)

Necessities that we will also be collecting

  • Coats
  • Blankets
  • Sleeping bags
  • Small bottles of shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Can openers
  • Underwear
  • Shoes & socks
  • Personal care items
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Reusable Tupperware/meal boxes
  • Sunscreen
  • Backpacks
  • Notebooks/paper &  pens/pencils

 

Check out this amazing video!!

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