Thursday, September 20, 2012

Jack Canfield’s Reflection on clutter

The Cycle of Completion: Making Way for Success
Jack Canfield 
Do you live in a state of mental and physical clutter? Do you have a bunch of unfinished business lurking around every corner?
Incomplete projects, unfinished business, and piles of cluttered messes can weigh you down and take away from the energy you have to move forward toward your goals.

When you don't complete tasks, you can't be fully prepared to move into the present, let alone your new future.

When your brain is keeping track of all the unfinished business you still have at hand, you simply can't be effective in embracing new tasks that are in line with your vision.
Old incompletes can show up in your life in lots of different ways...  like not having clarity, procrastination, emotional energy blocks and even illness. Blocked energy is wasted, and a build up of that energy can really leave you stymied.

Throw-out all the clutter and FEEL how much easier it is to think!

Make a list of areas in your life (both personal and professional) where you have incompletes and messes, then develop a plan to deal with them once and for all. Fix and organize the things that annoy you.
Take your final steps in bringing closure to outstanding projects.
Make that difficult phone call. Delegate time-wasting tasks that you've let build up.
Some incompletions come from simply not having adequate systems, knowledge, or expertise for handling these tasks. Other incompletions pile up because of bad work habits.

Get into completion consciousness by continually asking yourself...What does it 
 take to actually get this task completed?
Only then can you begin to consciously take that next step of filing completed documents, mailing in the forms required, or reporting back to your boss that the project has been completed.
The truth is that 20 things completed have more power than 50 things that are half-way completed.
Finishing writing a book, for instance, that can go out and influence the world is better than 13 books you’re in the process of writing.

When you free yourself from the mental burden of incompletes and messes, you'll be AMAZED at how quickly the things you do want in life arrive.

Another area where you'll find incompletes in your life is in your emotions. Are you holding on to old hurts, resentments, and pain? Just like the physical clutter and incompletes, your energy is being drained by holding on to and reliving past pain and anger.
Remember, you'll attract whatever feelings you're experiencing. So, if you're stuck in revengeful thinking and angered in muck, you can't possibly be directing energy toward a positive future. You need to let go of the past in order to embrace the future. Letting go involves forgiveness and moving on.
By forgiving you aren't releasing the other person from their transgression as much as you're freeing yourself from their transgression. You don't have to condone their behavior, trust them, or even maintain a relationship with them. However, you DO have to free yourself from the anger, from the pain, and from the resentment once and for all!

When learning to forgive, make sure to complete the cycle.
Acknowledge your anger, your pain, and your fear. But also own up to any part you've played in allowing it to happen or continue. Make sure to express whatever it was that you wanted from that person, and then see the whole event from the other's point of view. Allow yourself to wonder what that person was going through and what kind of needs he/she was trying to fulfill at the time.
Finally, let go and move on. Every time you go through this process you're learning how to avoid letting it happen again!
I'll be back in two weeks with another edition of Success Strategies. Until then, see if you can discover ways to immediately implement what you learned from today's message.

Jack Canfield, America's #1 Success Coach, is founder of the billion-dollar book brand Chicken Soup for the Soul© and a leading authority on Peak Performance and Life Success. If you're ready to jump-start your life, make more money, and have more fun and joy in all that you do, get FREE success tips from Jack Canfield now 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

M E D I A  R E L E A S E

CONTACT:    Donna McDine, Editor-in-Chief, Guardian Angel Kids Ezine

For Immediate Release

Children’s E-zine Guardian Angel Kids: Weather – September 2012 Issue

Welcome to the GAK September 2012 issue all about the weather.
The weather often times sets our mood. Editor-in-chief, Donna McDine enjoys a cool autumn day with the wonderful visual of the colorful leafs immediately relaxes me. With summer rapidly coming to an end McDine is looking forward to the next change of seasons. While she enjoys the so called lazy days of summer, McDine embraces the opportunity for a regular school schedule affording her the time to focus on her own writing, and continued work at GAK and private client publicity work.
The GAK staff invites you to sit for a spell and enjoy the every changing world of weather. Take a ride on a cloud and dance in the rain through poetry, experience the apprehension of a thunderstorm and competition amongst friends at the school science fair through engaging stories. Or look through the fog and learn how it helps the giant redwood trees of California grow and learn tornado safety tips.
Visit the writers and illustrators in the Guardian Angel Kids September 2012 issue and enjoy the alluring poetry, stories, articles and activities,

Letter from the EDITOR-IN-CHIEF:  Donna M. McDine   
Featured BookS:
Lighting Strikes Flip Book by Kevin McNamee and art by Eugene Ruble  

Cloud Jumpers Flip Book by Tracy Ahrens and art by Eugene Ruble

Children’S poetry, ACTIVITIES, SHORT STORIES, and articleS:

“One Little Cloud,” by Barbara Bockman – the every changing cycle of clouds.

“Weather Wisdom,” by Guy Belleranti – changing seasons.

“Crack Boom Crash,” by Rose Thoman – how to stay safe in a lighting storm.

“Fair-Weather Friends,” by Jennifer A. Buchet – science fair competition.
“When You Can’t See the Water,” by Mary Reina – how fog affects your life.

“A Dark Furious Looking Monster,” by Irene S. Roth – the importance of knowing what to do before a tornado hits.
Visit Guardian Angel Kid today and and enjoy a child safe and ad free Ezine.

We also invite you to stay connected with Guardian Angel Kids through our Facebook Fan Page
Please feel free to drop Editor-in-Chief, Donna McDine an email at and let them know what you think of Guardian Angel Kids and what you'd like to see in the future. They aim to please.
The Guardian Angel Kids Ezine staff and contributors look forward to your visit. Thank you for your time and interest.


Monday, September 3, 2012

New Releases From:
Guardian Angel Publishing
Children who read, experience the world
Wings of Faith          
by Tracey M. Cox, artist Marina Movshina
Every day there are miracles that happen. Sometimes it takes a child’s curiosity to see the goodness and to help
witness the joys God and his helpers do.
Littlest Angels
J Aday Kennedy, artist Jack Foster
Jensen Elf lost her hair due to a reaction to the cure for the Itcha-Itcha-Goo-Goo disease, elf cancer. Klutzy Kantor
Pegasus learns the bitter sweetness of self sacrifice when he must give up something he prizes in order to help a friend.
Littlest Angels by Jennifer B Leese, Illustrations Kym Jones
Jordie finds herself scared, nervous, and ready to go home only a minute into her first day of pre-school. Her mom suggests ways to help Jordie relax, and within no time she's having lots of fun, and she can’t wait to come back again.
Animals & Pets by Margot Finke, artist Gloria Swan
Spend an exciting year with a mama grizzly bear and her cubs.  Follow her hunting, then hibernating in winter and the birth of her cubs. Spring finds them learning lessons from Mama on how to survive. They have only one enemy – man and his gun.
Chapbooks for Tweens by Janean Nusz, art by Cheryl Coville
Kesla has a problem. Her brother has been stolen – by the Goblin King! In order to get him back, Kesla must use the power of the Moonlight Medallion to capture one of the Goblin King's soldiers. Filled with magic and imagery, this is a fantasy book for the young reader.
Health & Hygiene  by Lori M. Jones, artist Julie Hammond
Riley worries about sharing her secret of having a heart defect and a pacemaker with her school friends. She tackles her fear of being different and reveals her secret to her friends in a unique way. Children will learn about accepting others differences and embracing the attributes that make them special.
Academic Wings written and illustrated by Melissa Ross
A young girl takes her stuffed penguin on a sled ride that turns into an Antarctic adventure when her imagination transforms them into Adelie penguins. Packed with educational information and action adventure, children experience what its like to be a penguin.
Chapbooks for Tweens hardcover and softcover 
by Colleen L. Reece
hardcover and softcover
Thirteen-year-old Tyler and his twelve-year old-sister, Cat, are in big trouble—at home, at school, and with the law. The verdict is in and they hate it: a year living in the mountains of eastern Oregon in a house without electricity, running water, TV, Facebook, Twitter, or iPods.