Thursday, March 27, 2008

Hanna's first craft project

Today Hanna and I went to the local library for story time. This is our really local little, tiny library. I must admit though, they have an awesome children's library. Better I think than the one in Wichita.

Today story time was all about cows. We listened to three books about cows, all of which were quite funny and entertaining. Hanna was awesome. She sat in her little chair~ without touching me ~ through all three stories.

This story time is a little different than the Wichita story time we've been going to. In Wichita there is dancing and singing and moving about during story time and of course BUBBLES at the end!!

Here they just read a few books, AND THEN there is a craft project. I wasn't sure how she was going to do with a craft project but she did great!! She jumped right up to the table and grabbed out some crayons she wanted, colored away on her cute little cow. She talked to other children and was actually interactive! Woo hoo.

So here's Hanna and her first craft project. (while she's eating lunch, the cat's trying to get her ham, and she won't put down the olive)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Staying on track!

Spring is getting here ~ today it was 69 degrees. Those kind of days absolutely must be spent at the . . . Playground!!!

I've been trying to get all my work done in the morning so I can go out and play in the beautiful weather all afternoon with Hanna. Luckily, things have been going well and I can get done what I need to get done before Hanna gets up from her nap.

I have to say it is still so easy to get sidetracked. I think the best thing I've done for my business is to decide who I want to work with in my business. When I figured that out, it was easy to identify WHY I wanted to work with those people, as well as find them!

Sometimes I think if things don't seem enough like work, it's easy to let myself get sidetracked. Even though that is one thing I love about working from home, it doesn't seem like work.

It's getting to know other people, and helping them if I can. That's fun for me, and it is ALL the WORK I have to do!! (just a quick reminder for myself. lol)

Sometimes I just make things too hard for myself when they don't need to be.

I added new Easter and tricycle pictures at myspace if you want to check them out.

Friday, March 21, 2008

The Next 6 Months

I realized I've gone and done it again, as much as I preach to stick to one thing I just looked around and realized I've been jumping from thing to thing to thing, not getting anywhere, again.

Dang, well that's ok. I've decided to pick up where I left off before I started roaming. I am going to get it together and work on one thing for the next 6 months.

I almost started a whole new blog, but I thought hmmm, that's just one more thing to take care of, so I am going to stick with this blog and make it my new home for the next 6 month challenge!

For the next 6 months I am going to stick to doing ONE THING!! (is there a post on this blog about 3 months ago that says the same thing?) ~ well it's really all about noticing you are off course and getting back on.

I love getting involved in new things, and trying new things. I know if I try to stop myself from doing that I will be frustrated and unhappy. What I've decided to do instead, is apply whatever new things I come across to my ONE THING. I think I can do it.

This one thing is a powerful opportunity to change my financial situation. I was thinking as I was laying in Hanna's bed in the middle of the night about all the things I have worked on in the last few months and I think they can all pretty much be applied to the one thing in some way shape or form. It's just one more way to challenge myself.

So stick around, and if you see me straying from just one thing ~ call me on it!

Jackie Lee :)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

OM Chant ~ Fill Yourself with the Vibration

I found a great blog today, while I was looking through BlogCatalog. It's all about mastering meditation, which I would love to do and find it difficult with a loud and rambunctious toddler in the house, but you know, baby steps.

Anyway, on this blog is a great OM meditation video I thought I would share with you all. If you have never done the OM meditation you will find it a wonderful way to fill yourself with the vibration of the universe.

Give a try and let me know what you think. :)

Jackie Lee

PS. I don't know if I told you, but I have started a new blog just about raising a spirited toddler. If you have one, or would like to follow along with her crazy antics, and my "trying to give up perfectionist" ways of dealing with her please stop by.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Kirtan Kriya ~ Meditation

I just received another addition of my Yoga for EveryBody newsletter. Today they included an amazing meditation, with a mantra as well as some hand movements. I just went through the meditation with the video and must say it is very powerful.

The Mantra is easy to remember it's just Sat Nam ~ which means truth and Name. When you repeat the mantra you are saying that you are part of the universal truth (which we all are).

The mantra breaks down into 4 parts. Sa Ta Na Ma. You press your thumb together with each of your fingers on each syllable. So for Sa you would press together your thumb and pointer finger, for Ta it would be thumb and middle finger, Na is thumb and ring finger and Ma is thumb and pinky.

This uses aspects of acupressure to change your brain waves. It is said to be very good for managing addictions as well.

The host of the video walks a executive on business through the meditation, and provides excellent instruction along the way.

If during the day you find yourself getting frustrated with the kids, not being able to get done everything you'd hoped, why not take five minutes to stop and do a little meditation to get you back in the right frame of mind.

Here's the link ~ feel GOOD!

Kirtan Kriya Meditation