Daily Quote: Birds of a Feather

Birds of a feather flock together:

Who are you spending your time with? The older I get the smaller my circle. It seems the most of my time is at work.  Light bulb moment this is a good reason why you should be doing what you love with the people you love.

Proverb:

People of the same sort or with the same tastes and interests will be found together.

 “These health professionals were birds of a feather

 

 

Birds of a feather

Birds of a feather

Free Call: Eric Jones – Young Kingz

Guest Speaker: Eric Jones & Young Kingz

Eric Jones share his journey and the program him and Chris Mason Sr. founded “Young Kingz”.  Below is the unedited version of our weekly conference call held every Thursday @ 7:00 to 8:00 pm.

 

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Young Kingz

Young Kingz – Eric Jones

Eric tells us about himself, his disabilities and the adjustments that he have made in life.

  • Tells us about yourself.  General info, age, where you live, education, etc.
  • Tell us about your disabilities. (Things you have had to overcome), How did you turn lemon into lemonade.
  • Make no excuses but make adjustments.
Make no excuses but make adjustments. Eric Jones Click To Tweet

What is your 3 Principles of having Heart (B.E.T)

  • Believe has a lie in the middle.
    1. Sometime you don’t see the big picture
    2. Work hard to get to that spot
  • Effort is a determined attempt, but once you attempt will you determined?
    1. Something bigger than yourself
  • Trust the progress of the process
3 Principles of having Heart (B.E.T) Believe, Effort & Trust Click To Tweet

Tell us about Young Kingz

Young Kingz

Young Kingz

Young Kingz a non-profit volunteer organization for young men ages 11 - 18. Click To Tweet

4 Core Values: Integrity, Respect, Accountability and Loyalty.

Young Kingz Inc. provides mentoring services to organizations. Their goal is to make services available that Inspire, Empower, Teach, Support and Serve each individual that participates in their program so they are prepared with the essential tools and understanding to overcome any obstacle and succeed in all areas of life.

Young Kingz are Hope Dealers - Eric Jones Click To Tweet

Key points that Eric made:

  • Work in progress
  • Avoid blame
  • Partners with like minded people (Accountability Partner)
  • Loyalty – remember who help them out
A Disconnect is how old problems stay a Current Problems. Click To Tweet

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Our Mission-Weight Loss & Wellness Call  

Welcome to the “Weight Loss & Wellness Conference Call” our mission is to provide support and encouragement which will help you on your journey. Weight is not always what we see on the scale. Weight can be mental and emotional baggage.

 

Our goal for the “Weight Loss & Wellness Call” is to help you identify weight, whether it be mental, physical or emotional  and release it for good. In order to do that we will offer Simple Solutions that will help you transform your life.

 

The agenda, along with supporting documents and recipes will be available on drshelution.com. For drshelution” to continue to provide this free service please visit our site and share our posts.  We are also on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter don’t forget to always like and share.

Disclaimer

This call pro­vides gen­eral infor­ma­tion and dis­cus­sion about weight loss, health and related sub­jects.  The con­tent pro­vided on the call are not intended and should not be con­strued as med­ical advice. If you have a med­ical con­cern, please con­sult with an appropriately-licensed physi­cian or healthcare worker.

Tonight class

Overview Last Week – Sheila

  • Gary Chapman – 5 Love Language

Don’t Forget – Stephanie

  • June – Plank Challenge
  • Great time for Sun Tea
  • Vegetable Tray vs. buying vegetables

Dimensions of Health

  1. Physical
  2. Social
  3. Emotional Health
  4. Spiritual Health
  5. Environmental Health
  6. Financial

Weigh Loss Call Info

Dial Info

7:00 – 8:00pm

Connect by Phone

Dial: (218) 339-7800

Participant Access Code: 730 6027

Online meeting room:

hello.freeconference.com/conf/call/7306027

Contact Information

Stephanie Flowers – 219-682-4663 stephanie@drshelution.com

Sheila Evans – 847-624-9515  sheila@drshelution.com

Roxanne Wilking M.S. Education 847-445-4678 roxanne@drshelution.com

Weight Loss Tips: Fish, Milk and Fruit

This weeks Weight Loss Tips for fish, milk and fruit.

Looking for some quick and simple weight loss tips check out our “Quotes – Weight Loss” 

Tip 16

Try an unfamiliar fruit or vegetable today.  (pomegranate, kiwi, eggplant,plantain, star fruit, bok chop, etc.)

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Tip 17

People who drank skim milk instead of fruit juice at breakfast eat about 9 percent fewer calories at their midday meal.

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Tip 18

A serving if a thinner fillet of fish is about the size of a checkbook.

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Options

Options

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Sir Winston Churchill

OptionsOptions. I am blessed to have options in my life. The world I live in is filled with options. Why is this important ? Well, according to a google search definition “an option is a thing that is or may be chosen. It is a choice, an alternative or a recourse.” This idea of “options” gives me a sense of peace and reduces stress. Even on my job we have been encouraged to give people options allowing them the opportunity of choice. This led me to share how options have impacted me personally.

A little more than a year ago I felt so indecisive about my job, what I would do when my daughter graduated, whether I wanted to live in the midwest, etc. It felt as if I had so many questions yet so few answers. It appeared as if I was stuck with very few choices. Doubt and fear were hiding my dreams.

During this time my mother went through a critical health crisis and survived. Needless to say this was a definite reality check. All of a sudden I had to reevaluate what was truly important. Then I was given the opportunity and made the choice to change jobs. This new job was a great fit for me it aligned more closely to my values, ideas about servicing people and allowed my gifts to be brought to the surface and shared. That decision alone has opened my eyes to this idea of options. It may be that you are in a season where you need to work to help meet the needs of your family or for your personal benefit but where you work and what you do is a choice. There may be options available if you open your mind and heart to them. I believe when we align ourselves with the flow of all that is good then good will come our way.

The midwestern winters also made me contemplate where I wanted to live and if a move was imminent when my daughter graduates. Should I create a retirement home on my parents property in Indiana allowing me the opportunity to be with them and travel, should I return to the Pacific Northwest to be closer to my son and give my daughter a chance to return to her birth state or should I stay in Illinois. I found myself struggling to make decisions and I felt as if I needed immediate direction and answers. Then I came to myself; through the help of my “truth teller” Roxanne and my dad. The reality was I have options; I do not have to live in a sea of indecision, I can pursue my options day by day knowing that the right path will unfold itself in time.

Today, I am very happy for where I am in my life. I am embracing my mid fifties authentically and in the present moment. I have made the choice to embrace this mantra shared with me by my mom; I will “cheat on my doubts, break-up with my fears and marry my dreams” day by day one step at a time. As such I feel very sure and confident the options available to me in this next chapter of my life will allow me the opportunity to live my life for my highest good or better.

Carpe Diem, seize the day and recognize the options in your life. More encouragement at drshelution.com.

Much love, Many Blessings…Namaste!!! Sheila

Benefits of a Truth Teller in your life.

Truth Tellers; someone that tells you the truth.

Truth TellerI can remember reading The Emperor’s New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen. There are many variations of this story told throughout many cultures. It serves as a reminder that we all need people in our lives that are willing and able to tell us the truth. The majority of those around us will tell us what we want to hear. They will refuse to voice truth and echo what is thought to be the acceptable belief. Their fear will open the door for misguided information. If you are the recipient of their fear to speak truth you may find yourself symbolically naked, vulnerable and exposed in a very public way. The same ones who heralded you will proclaim loudly your faults and failure.

Pastor Kevin Gerald in Seattle, WA preached a message about respecting the roles people play and the gifts they bring to your life. We are often guilty of trying to make someone something that they are not; or making the relationship something it was never meant to be. That message helped me to appreciate every person in my life and to identify what their role was to me and my role to them. I must say it saves a lot of heartache when you can answer these questions.

  • What role is this person playing in my life?
  • Am I ready to receive the gifts that they bring?
  • Can I respect that this person and their gift may only be there for a season?
  • Is it possible for people to play different roles at different times?

This brings me back to the person I will name Truth Teller. They will speak truth; lovingly, firmly with conviction and without manipulation.

  • Truth has to be spoken boldly and without fear of retribution.
  • Truth is not personal or emotional .
  • Truth stands on its own it does not need an accomplice.
  • Truth is pure and innocent.
  • Truth will cause you to stand tall and walk sure.
  • Truth will heal, deliver and set you free.

Having a “Truth Teller” in your life is rare and priceless. I have been blessed to have had multiple “Truth Tellers” at different times throughout my life. One such “Truth Teller” has been my sister Roxanne. She has played various roles in my life and has always held a high standard for truth. Yet her confidence and ability to speak truth to me has been developed and nurtured over time. There have been others too numerous to name yet their voices guide me to this day. I also have “Truth Tellers” that have crossed over to the other side; however, their words ring as true today as when they were spoken during their lifetime. This is another reminder that truth is not taken to the grave; it lives on, in the hearts and minds of those it touches.

Recognize the “Truth Tellers” in your life. Embrace them in your family, in your friends and on your job. Do not allow your ego to swell with agreement or false praise. Embrace truth this will help you on your road to transformation.

They say that “what doesn’t kill you will only make you stronger” well, I have learned the value of truth, how to be truth for others and receive truth for myself. Life is a balancing act:although; we may want to look at it through rose colored glasses, sometimes we have to accept that the glasses are dirty and need to be cleaned or that rose is not necessarily the best tint of the day.

Are you a “Truth Teller”? Can you embrace a “Truth Teller”? Create an environment where truth can be freely spoken and received. When sharing truth be genuine and unpretentious. When presented with truth respond with grace and humility. In either case walk with dignity and honor embracing its light.

Much Love, Many Blessings…Namaste!!!
Ms. Sheila

Keystone Habits

Keystone Habits: One Thing…FOCUS…on “one thing.”

“Keystone habits start a process that, over time, transforms everything. Keystone habits say that success doesn’t depend on getting every single thing right, but instead relies on identifying a few key priorities and fashioning them into powerful levers. If you focus on changing or cultivating keystone habits, you can cause widespread shifts. However, identifying keystone habits is tricky. To find them, you have to know where to look. Detecting keystone habits means searching out certain characteristics. Keystone habits offer what is known within academic literature as “small wins.” They help other habits to flourish by creating new structures, and they establish cultures where change becomes contagious.” The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Keystone Habit

OMG!!! I don’t know about each of you but sometimes I feel pulled in a million different directions. I am constantly thinking about every facet of my life. This includes my personal and spiritual health and wellness, my immediate and extended family members and friends, my job and co-workers, my business interests and hobbies, my home, my plans for my next chapter in life and the list goes on and on.

This reminds me of putting together puzzles; a hobby that requires focusing on “one thing” namely one of 500 or more pieces, that work together to create a whole. Each winter Roxanne and I go find the perfect puzzles that we work on during cold, snowy winter days. We often trade them and share our struggles and triumphs about the process. My life can often be like those puzzles. I have a completed picture in my mind of how I want or think things should go. Yet, sometimes, it is too many pieces and only so much time and energy available. This sense of being overwhelmed makes it difficult to break down the big picture into more manageable pieces.

This is when I take a breath and focus on this mantra, One Thing…FOCUS…on “one thing.” When I start a puzzle I sort out the pieces. I group my edges together and sort by color; then I group colors and pieces that pertain to other elements in the picture together. I then begin to work on the border, adding different elements until I get a finished product. This same systematic approach can apply to other areas of life.

One thing…FOCUS…on “one thing.” It may not be the most obvious thing. It might not be what someone else would do. It most definitely may not be the what appears to be the most urgent. Do not be afraid to separate, sort and group the pieces of your life and then choose “one thing” to focus on that will ultimately have an impact on everything else. Whittle away at it. Life may feel and be crazy; however, find those edges, sort out the various elements, divide into groups then choose One Thing…FOCUS…on “one thing.” Let that focus direct your habit until it becomes so natural that it is done without thought or hesitation. In this process you will realize that time has moved on and goals will have been achieved. The picture will become clear and the details will fall into place. This has helped me and I hope it helps you.

Let us know how you handle life’s challenges at drshelution.com.

Much Love, Many Blessings…Namaste!!! Sheila

Confusion Inspired By

“Our Father, all the confusion inspired by our weakness and our inadequacy and our failure, we make as a part of our offering to Thee. Forgive us for blindness, for pride and arrogance of mind, for the subtle conceit that undermines the integrity of all that we think, feel and do. Touch mind, heart and life, that as we move from this place of meditation into the way that we must take this week, we shall not be alone but shall feel Thy presence beside us, all the way.”

Have a Blessed Week

Dr. SheLution




A Hero Lies In You

A Hero Lies in You – Lyrics by Mariah Carey.  Look inside you and be strong.  And you’ll finally see the truth.  That a hero lies in you.  

A Hero Lies In You

A Hero Lies In You

My family and I love to watch science fiction and or fantasy type pictures.  We love to root for our superheroes and yet are intrigued by the villains that oppose them.  Often these stories reinforce our wanting to believe that good will prevail.  Yet they subtlety remind us that there is an element of light and dark or good and evil in each of us.  Sometimes the writer shows us that the birth of a hero or villain or something in between is created by the happenstance of life.  In many ways these creative, imaginative stories parallel our lives in an exaggerated form even though they are written purely for our entertainment.

We love to be entertained and it is reflected around the nation as we are in the midst of the Mardi Gras season and the beginning of the Lenten holiday.  That means, especially in New Orleans, a lot of parades and masquerade parties.  During these celebrations we can hide behind masks and costumes finding joy pretending to be someone or something else.  Then many will take the 40 day period leading up to Easter to make personal sacrifices, change, habits or give money or time to a special cause.

I will use the spirit of Mardi Gras and the infamous masquerade parties to symbolically replace my mask or need to hide with the face of my inner hero.  The 40 day Lenten journey will be used to address my inner villainous nature and make choices to operate as a real life hero.  This will also be a time to assess the tools I have gained through my connection with the heroes and villains I have been exposed to in my life.

Can you believe you are a hero in the making?  Do you realize this is a journey to acquire the necessary skills and to allow your inner hero to develop?  Do you recognize the superheroes in your life past and present?  Do you acknowledge the life lessons you have learned from those you deem as villains?  Do you recall the times in your life that you have served in the role of hero and/or in the role of villain?  In remembering your role as villain, did you learn the necessary lessons to operate more fully in the role of a hero?  Why the challenge you might ask?  Well I believe the world is full of heroes and it is waiting for us to emerge!!! It is time for champions of good to take their place.  Hero arise and impact your family, your friends, your work, your community and your world!!!

Do you have a hero in you life you would like to share with us? Or, do you have your own inner hero story waiting to be heard?  Share with us at drshelution.com or email us at roxanne@drshelution.com


Much Love, Many Blessings…Namaste!!!  Sheila

Are you a Jerry?

Transformation Tip 80 – Are you Jerry?

Have you found your purpose? You never know who is watching you.  Does the love for what you do shine through? If your job does not bring out the best in you, ask yourself, am I in the right job?  I love sharing stories from members in our Dr. SheLution community, here’s one from LaToya that she posted on Facebook, that had me thinking about my purpose. Just reading this story one could feel that LaToya loves her job (customer service) and she loves finding people and developing people in customer service. As you read her story ask yourself am I a “Jerry” or what simple steps could I take to become a “Jerry.”

Are you Jerry?

Are you Jerry?

 

This week I was excited to get started and find the best of the best on the North Shore. I’m looking for a genuine smile, a pleasant demeanor, and a positive atmosphere created by the staff. Why? Simple. That’s what I want in my store. I’m determined to seek out the best and snatch them up to build a great team. After two days of heavily recruiting, I was tapped out. Store after store (0ver 75), I shopped around and experienced the exact opposite of what I was looking for. I decided to take a break and go through my emails. I plopped down on the first bench that I could find.  As I was sitting in the middle of the mall, I looked up. There was a gentleman smiling, moving quickly, and pushing a vacuum. He looked at me, smiled, and said, “Hello ma’am, how are you? I replied and he told me to have a great day. I continued to watch him walk through the mall and engage with others.

As he started to turn the corner, it hit me! JERRY, Jerry is my guy! I want a Jerry on my team. I jumped up and started running through the mall (sight to see). I see Jerry, and he’s going to turn another corner into a private hallway. What do I do? I start yelling. “Sir, Sir, excuse me!” He turns around with a smile, “yes ma’am, how can I help you?” After running through the mall, I am pretty sure I looked like I had an emergency, or slightly crazy. What I found out was no surprise. Jerry loves his job as a custodian and he enjoys helping people. I explained to him why I was running through the mall and gave him my card. Jerry’s smile got even bigger, he was flattered. He explained to me that this was his mall to keep clean, and he enjoyed it. It was a very nice of way of telling me thank you, but no thank you. I immediately realized that the purpose of me hunting Jerry down was not to offer him a job, but to remind me of numerous things…

Think on it. Jerry loves his job. Jerry has found purpose in his job. Jerry is the face I will see every time I think of a custodian. Are you that same person in your job? Do others seek you out? Are you complaining or encouraging? Are you smiling? When you see a crazy lady running after you, do you smile and wait on her? Or do you run?

The interaction with Jerry truly made my day! I am a “Jerry” as well. I just needed a reminder!

God Bless You (In Joel Osteen’s voice), Have an awesome week! Be a Jerry!

 

Dr. Shelution can help you transform and find your purpose.  Contact us today for more information.  roxanne@drshelution.com  or www.drshelution.com Thanks LaToya for letting us share your story.  If you have a story, let us know, we want to share it.

 

Transformation

Transformation

Transformation Made Simple!!! How? We developed this blog to share simple solutions that can transform your life. Sometimes these transformations take place immediately and at other times it happens over time.

Transformation Made Simple

The Beginning

This time last year we were seeking a healing miracle for our mother who was fighting for her life. My sisters and our father found our lives immediately transformed by the love of family, friends and the health care professionals in charge of our mother’s care. Their simple acts of love and kindness changed the way we think, feel and act. We were transformed by the demonstration of love shared in the form of food, a place to stay, texts, emails, cards, etc. No action is too small or irrelevant when shared in love to someone in need. Something as simple as a bottled water or pop means a lot to a person who doesn’t want to leave the bedside of their sick loved one.

Transformation

Transformation

I have always been an avid reader but concentrating on lengthy articles, books and stories proved too difficult during this time. I came home and found my subscription to Daily Word had arrived and I also had a copy of The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo on my bedroom bookshelf. These short daily inspirational stories, affirmations, scriptures, quotes and exercises became my morning companions. This reading ritual strengthened my spirit and transformed the start of my days. It enabled me to be present for those that I loved. It gave me the courage to believe for our family’s miracle and be a source of encouragement to the many hurting people around us. Prayer and meditation has always been important to me; however, these tools helped me to focus. When I wake up every morning I embrace my morning reading ritual. My schedule and my life has evolved around it. A simple solution; to deal with a very painful time in my life, led to a transformation that has given insight, brought direction and provided joy and happiness as well as a great deal of peace.

A year later my mom is doing wonderful. She truly is a walking miracle. We are still amazed at how the simplest acts of love and kindness transform the giver and the receivers. We are finding more ways to share love with our family and friends. I am also still transforming morning after morning with the Daily Word and The Book of Spiritual Awakening by Mark Nepo.

I encourage you to order a subscription to Daily Word at www.dailyword.com or pick up a daybook like Mark Nepo’s of your choice. You can also decide to simply dare to share, your love, yourself and your time with someone else.

Much Love, Many Blessings…Namaste!!! Sheila