Magic Mondays = 1/7 of Your Life

by Tess


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                                      Today Is Magic Monday!

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Invitation to Greatness
by Katherine Nuyens MA,

A Creative Workbook for Inner Reflection for:

Inner Reflection
Self Expression
Clearing Blocks
Creating New patterns



Using this workbook you will embark on the path to greatness and discover:

  • We are responsible for our present situation by our past choices.
  • We can change our mind about how we see the world.
  • We can learn to see the perfection in others and ourselves.
  • We can release the pain of the past. We can heal the pain.
  • We can let go of the blame, forgiving ourselves and others.Forgiveness heals.
  • We can accept the power of love within ourselves. Love is our essence.
  • We can create the life we want and deserve because we are actually the cocreators of our experiences. We write a script and author the roles.

Katherine’s expertise is in facilitating empowerment for her clients with self-healing tools and techniques. Her commitment is best seen through the development of her clients’ own inner strengths.

Her recent book, INVITATION TO GREATNESS – A Workbook For Personal Growth, is a powerful tool in the genre of change technology. She has been reviewed as a refreshing new voice and a disarmingly honest therapist.

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                                       8 Ways to Think Well of Yourself

1. Believe in your worthiness. You are worth taking care of. You are worth celebrating. You are worthy of success and you are worthy of happiness.

2. Own your charisma. When you love yourself and treat others with love you are irresistibly attractive. Your age, body type, or physical appearance becomes less important.  Your radiance can light up a room.

3. Develop your true identity. A good attitude, playfulness, the quality of your everyday choices and nurturing g your spirit all add to your what Robert Browning called “imprisoned splendor.”

4. Surround yourself with people who recognize your  value. Who holds you in positive regard? These people belong to your personal fan club. Besides my spouse and mom I think my biggest fans are my 12 year old grandson and 15 year old granddaughter.  Next would be my daughters their families and friends. I spend as much time as I can with them.

5. Get over the weight thing. We live in a culture obsessed with outward beauty. We all have a natural weight and our bodies know what it is. You don’t have to count calories or step on a scale.

The only thing necessary is to listen to your body. It will tell you what it wants and doesn’t want. Take all the energy you spend dwelling on your weight and put it towards your dreams and goals.

6. Give up being a victim, blaming, rescuing and entitlement. These will cause unhappiness and ugliness. Take 100% responsibility for your life. Own your “stuff” make the necessary changes and  move on.

7. Spend time in silence. When is the last time you were alone with your thoughts. Sit still and listen to the stillness. Breathe in love, breathe out fear. 10-15 minutes each day of sitting in silence will rock your world.

 8. Do something bold, daring & thrilling. Lance from Jungle of Life told me recently that he went sky diving. That’s thrilling!
I want to go on a safari in Africa. It doesn’t have to be something big.

Like Lisa from Travelin Local it can be right in your own back yard. When you think well of yourself you make daring and bold plans for yourself. Don’t delay!

Leave the best comment!

What bold, daring and thrilling thing have you done lately?
Or what bold and thrilling thing do you plan 
on doing soon?

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Mark Lewis April 6, 2009 at 8:36 am

I think the boldest, most daring, and thrilling thing I have done lately is start my business. In today’s economy there are quite a few naysayers that I’m thrilled to prove wrong.

I’m also in the early stages of planning my next Paralympic Sailing Campaign. While I did not make it to Beijing last time around, I learned so much about myself. The journey itself was well worth it and the experience is invaluable. I would be a fool not to do it again.

Mark Lewis’s last blog post..Interview with Sailor Geoff Holt


Davina April 6, 2009 at 9:36 am

Hi Tess.
My comment is in regards to my latest visit to the hospital:
The most daring thing I’ve done recently is to realize that I don’t have to face fear alone. By allowing other people into the picture, fear’s message changes shape and the real truth becomes a colourful collection of shared experience.

Davina’s last blog post..When Surgery is a Laughing Matter


LifeMadeGreat | Juliet April 6, 2009 at 10:31 am

Hi Tess

And enjoy every moment. Try to get beyond what we all get so caught up in – and it’s often not life.


LifeMadeGreat | Juliet’s last blog post..An Interview with Tom Volkar from Delightful Work


Laura Filiatreau April 6, 2009 at 12:00 pm

The boldest thing I have done lately is ask for help. I reached out to a past co-worker via Facebook yesterday because I wanted to list her as a job reference. Being the horrible introvert I am & being brought up in a “do it yourself” world, it was a bit nerve racking to do. I’m glad I asked, because she replied with an enthusiastic yes! I’m learning to take small steps to being bold!


Liara Covert April 6, 2009 at 12:13 pm

Being bold is a state of mind. To choose to be true to yourself enables you to move toward dissolving judgment, hierarchies, comparison and competition with yourself or anyone else. One of the boldest initiatives is to disregard or detach from conditioning about what is right or good. Soul knows the truth.

Liara Covert’s last blog post..Find blessings everywhere


Annie April 6, 2009 at 12:42 pm

The most daring thing I’ve done this week is leave where I am most comfortable and going to do something I’ve never done. I’m taking the leap of faith, changing scenery, and taking a hold of my fear until in slowly turns into excitement instead!


hkki April 6, 2009 at 12:55 pm

nice post. But not easy to do. :)


Tess April 6, 2009 at 1:44 pm

I just read your interview. You guys are amazing. I think you have an enormous amount of courage. Rock on!

Allowing others to help us and asking for help will have a huge impact on your life. What a great gift you’ve given yourself.

Isn’t that the truth!


You’re not “trying” you’re doing it. Way to go and asking for and receiving help. You’ll be amazed at how life will flow. We all get along with a little help from our friends.


Patricia April 6, 2009 at 3:44 pm

I went to a Chinese Medical Intuitive today. That was not scary but what the interpreter said to me was amazingly interesting and life changing. If I take the time to heal all the pain being held in my body now, and I do it to wellness, it will change my entire world and it will make the world a better place for thousands of people. Is this a burden or a gift? The the bold move is What action will I take to be responsible to this information?
Then he said, drink lots of pure water. I am drinking water right now!

Patricia’s last blog post..Opening Day


Kathy | Virtual Impax April 6, 2009 at 5:29 pm

What a wake up call. The last bold and daring thing I did was move 1300 miles south. Now I realize that was 4 years ago. It’s time to wake up from hibernation and get moving again.

Thanks Davina for bringing me here!!

Kathy | Virtual Impax’s last blog post..Removing the Cat Turds from the Social Media Sandbox


Keith April 6, 2009 at 5:52 pm

I suppose one thing I have done recently that might be “bold” is to begin my own blog. To take a subject I am passionate about and have my view of things, then to take that “inner me” and expose it to the world through my writing. I have loved every moment of it and am forming new relationships as a result. It has been rewarding and I am glad I’m doing it. :-)

Keith’s last blog post..Key to Cashflow


Daphne April 6, 2009 at 6:28 pm


I love the point “Own your charisma”. What a lovely way to put it. The boldest thing I’ve done lately, and am still in the process of doing actually, is starting a new blog that fills a gap in the online marketplace. It’s almost ready for unveiling and I’m excited!

Daphne’s last blog post..Book Review: Flying By the Seat of My Soul


Karin April 6, 2009 at 7:41 pm

wow Mark! you are indeed bold and brave! and inspiring! keep it up! ;-) my ‘bold’ accomplishment of the day was doing my taxes myself! it took me quite a while, but i learned a lot, and am getting a nice refund! yay!


Jannie Funster April 6, 2009 at 7:47 pm

My imprisoned splendor reared it’s lovely head when I was not afraid to write a song about having had a wedgie on my wedding day. I wrote it in the finest of taste, of course. Marched to my own drum, much to the chagrin of a naysayer who could not see me bringing my merry tune to fruition. My soul, as Liara Covert points out above, knew my truth. Knew I had to share my cautionary tale. And just be me.

I am awfully bold too, to think I am worthy enough to invite a crowd of people to a live performance of songs I wrote and have them perhaps deem my inaugural CD worthy of purchase. That’s some bold move, for sure!

Oh, and when I was 23 I submitted a whole bunch of what I now know were really really bad poems to a poetry review. But I imagine at some future juncture I will seek poetry publication again. And meet with success, I do say humbly, of course. :)

Jannie Funster’s last blog post..Happy Birthday, Me!


LisaNewton April 6, 2009 at 10:31 pm

Wow, you hit the nail on the head with this one. My own personal growth has been through out my life, but after my divorce 5 years ago, I finally was free to really discover who I am, what my strengths are, and where I want to go.

I might take me a while to get there, but just knowing the path and having the inner strength to follow it is half the battle.

Tess, I’m trying to surround myself with people who see the value I’m trying to give, and I’m so happy to count you among those people. You’re an online friend I value and admire. Thank you so much for the link and the wise place you added my blog to your post. I’m very grateful……………..:)

LisaNewton’s last blog post..A Boy and a Wave


Jaime April 7, 2009 at 7:32 am


Your #8 “Do something bold, daring, and thrilling” has inspired me — I’ve spent the entire morning dwelling on a phone call that my fiance said he would make, but hasn’t yet (to reserve a block of rooms at a local hotel for our wedding guests). I’m always nervous about making phone calls to people I don’t know, which is why I asked him to do it — and also why I was annoyed that he hasn’t so far.

It sounds ridiculous (to my own critical ears, anyway), but I’m going to do something bold today– I’m going to reserve the block of rooms myself. It doesn’t sound like much, but I can go bungee jumping without issues — and yet I’m terrified of ordering a pizza. Hopefully this will be a small step to getting over an illogical fear.

Thank you!


Pink Ink April 7, 2009 at 4:42 pm

Jannie knows this – I tried out to be the lead singer for a rock band (I am in my 30s) and got it. So now I have the opportunity to live my dream of being a rock singer ;-) .

I am writing a novel to the finish (90k words so far) and almost there. Even though there is no guarantee of anything after this effort. I am seeing it through for my personal satisfaction and to say I DID IT.

Pink Ink’s last blog post..What if…?


Giovanna Garcia April 8, 2009 at 12:55 am

I enjoy this post very much. A lot of wisdom and true to everything.
What is the bold thing I done lately. I am a blessed soul who have gone over so much that I have learn to live everyday to the fullest and I don’t really care what other may think of me. SO I can honestly say I live everyday boldly and loudly. I don’t want to ever have to say, ” I wishI did… or I should have…”
I Am What I Am, I think that is why I feel connect to your work.
Thank You,
Giovanna Garcia
Imperfect Action is better than No Action

Giovanna Garcia’s last blog post..One feather at a time!


SnaggleTooth April 8, 2009 at 1:29 am

I live in a sea-side spot- love boats, swimming. Used to repair outboard motors. A few years back I dived right off a large sloop sailboat out at sea into the water n it felt so great! After of course I had second thoughts about the danger of sharks out there. (a few 20-footers have been caught).
I think plane rides are thrilling. Of course I used to be afraid before the first time. When I get rich I now want my own little plane.
Hopped from Jannies- I’ll be back! (I need more of this!)

SnaggleTooth’s last blog post..Unindentional Rypos


SnaggleTooth April 8, 2009 at 1:39 am

Oh yeah, Lately just making it to work n home n getting more than 4 hours of snooze is bold enough for me- I’m overworked

SnaggleTooth’s last blog post..Unindentional Rypos


Tess April 8, 2009 at 9:57 am

I would say drinking water is a bold action. It’s so simple yet so many don’t get it. Happy healing!

I agree it’s time to do it again. How ever the move you made 4 years ago puts you in an elite group that have the guts and determination to follow their dreams. You rock!

I’m so excited for you and thanks for having me be a part of it. I’ll do all I can do help you succeed.

Way to go! That is a big move and it is scary. Just think the most difficult is over. It will get easier every year. Way to go!

You’re the boldest blogger I know. And all of your posts and songs are poetry.
I can wait for your big event to be here. I’m holding a vision for you of fun and success. You’ll make it happen.

I feel the same way. I love your blog and am happy to be part of it and help any way I can.

Good for you. I understand the entire phone thing. I used to be there. One way to encourage yourself is to ask, “If I don’t make this call how much abundance am I not receiving. Happy Wedding!

Pink Ink,
Congratulations on your new position. Can I say I know someone who is a rock singer? That’s wild and crazy! And yeah for you on finishing your novel.


I think that’s why we connect as well. I’m bold and out loud. I had to learn how to tame my energy and use it to my advantage in my 30′s.

Snaggle Tooth,
I hope you get your own little plane. What a great goal to have and fun as well. Oh and put a little balance in your life!


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