The great paradox of life is that those who lose their lives will gain them. This paradox becomes visible in very ordinary situations. If we cling to our friends, we may lose them, but when we are nonpossessive in our relationships, we will make many friends. When fame is what we seek and desire, it often vanishes as soon as we acquire it, but when we have no need to be known, we might be remembered long after our deaths. When we want to be in the center, we easily end up on the margins, but when we are free enough to be wherever we must be, we find ourselves often in the center.Giving away our lives for others is the greatest of all human arts. This will gain us our lives.- Henri J. M. Nouwen
The ultimate gift? Loving someone when no one else was there. To be of help, to be of service. Not just in the romantic way...but in the heartfelt loving way. LOVE that is the best gift of all!
From my friend Geneen Roth: "Although not every present day pattern in our lives can be traced back to our childhoods, the imprint for love — who and how we love, and what we recognize as love — can.
To some people love means being left, being anxious, being constantly on edge, and this pattern plays out with frustrating consistency throughout their relationships. To others love means being wanted, being seen, being cherished — and their relationships reflect exactly that.
Our earliest experiences of being known or ignored, being held or left alone, being welcomed or criticized, being told we were too much or not enough, create the architecture for love in our nervous systems and limbic brains (the part of our brains that is responsible for attachment) and affect us for the rest of our lives."
Mothers Day is almost here. And this year we are giving away genuine freshwater pearl earrings! We have 12 lovely sets of earrings to giveaway. There is no purchase necessary and here is how you can enter:On Facebook: Go To our Facebook page, locate the giveaway status update. Either like or share it and you are entered. Here is the link to our Facebook page
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This offer is void where prohibited by law and you must be 18 years or older to enter. Please feel free to share this with your friends and family! So enter now! Giveaway ends on April 30th 2014 at 11.00pm CST.
Mother's Day is just around the corner and we have found some of the most unique and creative Mother's Day gifts! Just take a moment to view our Mothers Day Gift page! It is chock full of inspired gifts from all over the world. Mom is amazing and she deserves an amazing gift! Many of our gifts can be customized for free!
We LOVE LOVE LOVE this Mothers Day photo frame (See above).
And our Mothers Day Jewelry Selections too!
Not sure about jewelry this year for mom? No problem! How about a Mothers Day keepsake Box? You can see all of the choices by clicking here.
Want something completely "out of the box: this year for Mothers Day? Consider our Sentimental Message in a Bottle Gifts! With all of the custom possibilities you are sure to find "just the right gift" for mom!
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It’s spring (yippee!) and the perfect time to step out from the winter coats of old patterns and engage in a spring release. So last Sunday, I answered your questions LIVE on a free call. It was fabulous – as it always is when you get a group together about the issues that matter. To listen to this unforgettable call, click here.This streaming audio will be available through Wednesday, April 23rd. Feel free to share it with your friends and family members, or whomever you’d like to invite into our circle.
Also here is information regarding Geneen's Spring Retreat:
Spending these six days away from your day-to-day life is a rare opportunity to work with Geneen in person and dive deeply into your relationship with food and all that it can reveal to you. During the retreat, you will learn a whole new way to relate to food — and explore the foundation upon which you build your life and your relationships. Over and over, throughout the retreat, you will have the direct experience of non-compulsive eating, amazing joy and sensing your body from the inside out. And once you know those things are possible for you, you can never go back to believing that they’re not.
How will it make a difference?
You come to a retreat because you want to change your relationship with food; then you realize that food is just the doorway to the rest of your life. To issues of wanting more and never having enough, to the very things that keep you from joy, from a pure gorgeous sense of deserving to be fully alive.
If you can not get to the retreat I Whole-heartedly recommend ANY of Geneen's books. My personal fav? Women Food and God. An amazing book with a fresh new way to look at your relationship with food
We have all been there haven't we? At least in one form or another. A broken heart, broken trust, broken faith. I wish I had a magic wand to make the pain more bearable for those who have lost at love or for those whose loved one has passed on. I read this article recently about this couple who were married for 70 Years. From the article: ‘He just didn’t want to leave her here by herself.’ Kenneth Felumlee, 91, follows wife, Helen, 92, to the great hereafter. "They held hands at breakfast, even after 70 years of marriage.And when Helen Felumlee left this life at the age of 92, her beloved husband followed in her footsteps less than a day later. Read more about this amazing Ohio couple by clicking here
Even the Mayo Clinic recognizes "Broken Heart Syndrome" under its Diseases and Conditions section of their website (click here to read what the Mayo Clinic has to say.)
In the final analogy however, I don't know if there is any magical cure. My personal opinion is time has a funny way of working things out. Some of the things and people I wished for in my life ended up being hopes and dreams and wishes unanswered. Maybe it wasn't best for me at the time, however maybe it was best for the other person. And I can relate to that as well.
So, my recommendation? Be gentle with yourself. Be Kind to yourself. Bless the other person and pray for their well being and understand that sometimes the most kindest, most gentle thing you can do for another person is to let them go in mind and in spirit. Some people are only meant to be with you for a short period of time. Perhaps these and others who enter your life are there to help guide you and become a teacher of yours. Maybe there is something you need to learn and they were sent to help address it. They say there are angels masquarading as humans here on earth. If we really are just stardust, all of us formed in the universe, could it be that far fetched that there are "others" helping us "make our way" through this experiance here on this planet? What do you think? Let us know.
"Allow" is a constant word for me. Living in non-resistance of "what is" versus the illusion of control. When I drop my expectations, wants, and desires, life unfolds with ease and grace. Sure, I have goals, and I give my very best to what I do, but I leave the rest up to the universe and live in the flow. Namaste - Written by Kristine Carlson.
With graduations and Father's Day just around the corner we are pleased to announce that we will be carrying Cross brand writing instruments. The Cross brand of fine writing instruments is unmatched in its field. Since 1846 Cross has combined ingenuity with jewelry quality craftsmanship.Follow us on twitter @heartsfolly