*** Want to Change the World? Here’s How***

Making a difference: Building a garden at a local schoolYou CAN Make a Difference!

In today’s world of negativity, divisiveness, and polarity, it’s easy to get cynical and pessimistic. But you can impact the world and it’s easier than you think.  You have more power than you know and more ways to make a difference.

Here’s how:

1. Don’t indulge in actions and behaviors that upset you, like constantly watching the news or spending hours on social media. Focus on the good, like the story about a 13 year old indigenous girl being nominated for a peace prize.

2. Be the reason people believe in goodness. Be kind to others, regularly, every day.  Your very presence in smiling at others, lending a hand, opening a door, picking up someone’s burden, and assisting someone could make a world of difference.  It re-instills hope, it establishes connection, it builds relationships. Like the three boys who saved a suicidal man’s life.

3. Share uplifting stories, funny jokes, positive news.  Praise others specifically and publicly.  It will create a contagion of good will and shift the energy in the workplace. Dr. Laila Samiian in Jacksonville is using oncoplastic surgery to preserve breasts when treating breast cancer.

4. When you observe someone treating someone else poorly, whether on line or elsewhere, stand up to them.  When you hear lies being spread, speak up. “He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.” Martin Luther King Jr.

5. Surround yourself with winners and seekers– those who are trying new things, developing solutions to problems and succeeding.  Avoid the ain’t it awful club. Share winner stories, like how local shero Kristin Keen’s organization which helps women victims of human trafficking, Rethreaded, was featured on Project Runway.

6. Send positive energy into difficult situations.  Whether you send the light, say a prayer, envision a positive outcome, send peace, your good thoughts can help.

7. Get excited about a cause and tie that into your purpose for being. I am passionately committed to liberating women from overload, because then they can share their gifts, talents and ideas with the world and make it a better place.  So I have a new TV show, Ignite Success! for women, and I have written a new book on women and overwhelm.  Line up your actions with your passions and you can have a big impact on whatever is important to you.

I am reminded of this great quote from Margaret Meade, because I believe it to be true. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

I believe in you, I believe in us, I believe in the good.  Harness your energy, ideas and creativity and make 2019 the year you have a bigger impact.

Snowden

Latest episodes of Ignite Success!

Ignite Success!

1. This 13-Year-Old Indigenous Girl Has Been Nominated for a Global Peace Prize

2. Three schoolboys found suicidal man about to jump off bridge – they grabbed him and didn’t let go

3. See the story about Dr.Laila Samiian and how she is using oncoplastic surgery to help preserve women’s breasts when treating breast cancer.

4. Jacksonville-based Rethreaded featured on ‘Project Runway’

5. 4 Ocean Employees have removed over 3million pounds of trash from the ocean

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Train Your Brain for Success and Long-term Health

You Can Change and Improve Your Brain

get fired up with Daniel Amen

Dr. Daniel Amen is one of the world's leading authorities on the brain and how you can improve it to be happier, healthier and more effective.  Having done over 80,000 brain scans, he's learned some remarkable techniques that you can apply right now to your life.  If you're like me and want to prevent Alzheimer's and be more productive and joyful, you'll appreciate these tips.

Train Your Brain

1. Breathe deeply and slowly three times from your diaphram whenever you're feeling stressed. Your brain needs oxygen.

2. Meditate regularly at least 10 minutes a day.  There are great apps for that.

3. Eat organic blueberries instead of sugar.  They are one of the highest anti-oxidant fruits available.

4. Stand away from the gas nozzle when pumping gas so as not to breathe in toxic fumes.

5. Eat beans of some form every day.

6. Get a minimum of 7 hours of restful sleep in a cool dark room free of electronic devices and blue light.

7. When hit with negativity, go for a walk in nature and think of something else. Nature heals.

8. Try to spend time in sunshine every morning.  If you can walk outside in the sun, you're much more likely to sleep better that night.

9. Have two playlists for your car, work, and life.  One gets you fired up and ready to go and one soothes you and calms you down.  Use them whenever necessary.

10. Practice the hand-warming technique in your mind to relieve stress and migraine headaches.  Close your eyes and imagine you are warming your hands in front of a fire, or holding a warm cup of hot chocolate or green tea. Breathe deeply and count to 20.  You can actually raise the temperature of your hands doing this and it is great for your brain.

Your brain is integral to everything you do. Take excellent care of it.

I've been away from you for a while traveling and then working on my new project. I am now hosting a new TV Show called Ignite Success! for women about women.  It will start airing on tv in Feb. but you can get a sneak peak here: https://vimeo.com/310880565  Unfortunately I was very sick for the first taping but my guests were great.  Love your feedback.

Snowden

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