Monday, August 4, 2014

Stretching Myself

Finally I remembered to stretch this morning while I was still in bed. My grandmother (who lived to be 99 1/2) would do this every morning before she got up. 

My Grandparents - Ed & Mildred

How do I know this? Lucky for me, I went to the farm to be with her so my uncle could have a break from caring for her. Her health had deteriorated and it was best for someone to be there. At first, she was upset because she wanted her time alone and didn't want to be fussed over. I think she also thought she had to entertain me. 

I quickly informed her that I wanted her to pretend I was not there. However, if she needed me, to just shout out as I would be on the couch. I then suggested for her to take a nap and ignore me.

Grandma did go lay down and when she woke up she asked me to come to her room. Let me set the stage here. My grandmother was a petite woman of 4 ft nothing I like to say. Very pretty with perhaps the prettiest green eyes you ever did see. (next to my cousin Leah) Her eyes were gleaming and she looked refreshed as she told me how very happy she was that I was there with her. 

Then she told me how she would do stretches everyday before getting out of bed and then showed me her routine. Thank you Grandma! You left this planet in 2006. It is now 2014 and I am now listening. (some things take me a while...)

I often feel her around me and I know she is guiding me. So thanks again Grandma! I love you so very, very much :) 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

These nuggets of art

This is a wonderful Ted Talk by Elizabeth Gilbert (Author of 'Eat Pray Love') I can relate to her stories of where the inspiration, stories come from. Particularly when she speaks of the 90 year old poet. How the poems would come at her fast and she had to run to get paper and a pencil as fast as possible.

I seem to get lyrics, poems, ideas when I am doing dishes. Or if I am out for a walk. Often when I am actively doing something that doesn't directly involve my art - that is when I am "given" these nuggets of art. 



Since I love Pinterest...I had to add in a picture to this post. (Book Cover) I have linked it to Elizabeth Gilbert's website

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Single parent creates multi-million dollar business

The more I read this book, the more I love it! 

As with anything I am interested in and thrilled about, I start googling and twittering. This usually leads to more excitement. Zhena tweeted, “Big news my friends! Mark Walhberg will executive produce a show based on my memoirs!” (So exciting!)

I was a single parent for 12 years so I can relate to what she felt like. I can also relate to her Gypsy side of life and following the intuition given.

Had to share this book! Right off hop she gives a tea recipe for relaxation and relieving anxiety.  

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Would you wear white to an outdoor fair?

Recently, my mother reminded me of one of the funniest days ever and as I re-told the story to my husband, I laughed so hard, I could not speak at times. 

It was 30 years ago, at the age of 15 that I ventured to the Minot State Fair (North Dakota, USA) with my parents and brothers to see Alabama in concert. 

Here's the scoop! My mother comes out of her bedroom dressed in an all white summer outfit. White top and white shorts. I immediately told her, "Mom you don't wear white to an outdoor fair." She was miffed with me and told me that she would wear what she wanted. I remember shaking my head in disbelief knowing full well (and at such a young age too) that she was destined to get dirty. 

Little did I know how comically this would all play out and then some!

We do not have a picture of her in the white outfit but here are a couple of shots of what she looked like back then. (Please excuse the quality.These were scanned and they are 30 years old)

Here's the scoop! We travel down to Minot which is about an hour and a half from our home town of Melita. (in Manitoba, Canada) 

Somehow we ended up parking where we had to go down a hill (a short cut if you will) to get to the stage area for the concert. My Mom managed to fall into a duck pond and scraped her hands. This little maneuver drew blood. To top it off, she was now sporting newly received grass stains.

Remember...she is wearing white! All white!

When I told her about recounting this to Glen, she responded in back in an email, "Ha were laughing because you were remembering Everything in"living colour"." That's so true. It felt to me as if it had just happened all over again.

Okay so that is only the first mishap. My Dad was trying to hurry us along so we wouldn't be late and I was with Mom in the washroom facilities assisting her in the clean up. Dad being anxious made her even more frustrated too. 

Finally we get into the concert and we are really enjoying ourselves. We stand up along with countless others to move along to the music. All of sudden, this fellow behind us pokes my Mom in the back and says, "Sit down lady so the rest of us can see!". The look on her face was priceless. Her mouth dropped open in disbelief and her eyes widened really big. She was speechless. (Oh my I go again. I have tears with my laughter recounting this story) 

Last but not least...after the concert my Mom was hungry so she went to get a baked potato. I was with her yet again because she was my entertainment of the day after all. (and I was only 15) As she waited for her potato she sat on the stool only to find that her nice white outfit was sucking up the spilt coffee someone left behind. 

Cheers to the funny, memorable days! Thanks for wearing white Mom! It made it all the more hilarious.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Work My Plan!

Allow me to introduce Tara Moore! We have teamed up together and will be answering relationship questions based on our collective life experiences and intuitive guidance. (It is being built right now and I shall be blogging about it in the near future)

I think you will love what she has to say and how she expresses herself. 
I love, love, love her voice. 

Wish me luck as I try to talk her into doing her own Podcast show. J

Be sure to visit Tara's blog on

If you would like an amazing reading with her on how to 
breakthrough toxic relationships - see her Gig on Fiverr. 

More in depth readings and one on one consultations:

Friday, April 25, 2014

Money Intuition & My Turkey Meatball CrockPot Surprise!

I understand how the internet works to some extent. What I post today you will find tomorrow and the information will be outdated. ahhhh....BUT that is not going to stop me from sharing what has really lit a fire under my butt these last few days. Her name is Summer McStravick from

Because of Summer, I have downloaded a "Money Mojo" from her mother. I laughed myself silly with tears listening to her interview with her mother Venus Andrecht. Then I hopped on the phone real quick to tell my parents and sent them the link to watch the interview.

Stephanie O'Dea was interviewed. I had never heard of her before but again, because of Summer, I came across a person and a blog that I will be returning to again and again and again. CrockPot recipes!!! My favourite way to cook. 
We had ground turkey in the fridge to concoct something with so I searched her blog and found an Apple Cheddar Turkey CrockPot Recipe.

The thing was I had to adjust it due to not wanting to go shopping. Here is what my "surprise" looked like before it was cooked.

Here is the recipe I used for myself (based on Stephanie O'Dea's recipe) 

  •                        1 1/2 pound extra lean ground turkey (I think*)
  •          1 egg
  •          1 tsp kosher salt
  •          1 tsp ground black pepper
  •          1 tsp thyme
  •          1 red delicious apple, peeled and shredded
  •          1/2 cup crumpled up feta cheese
  •          1/2 cup dried unsweetened cranberries

Directions (feel free to adjust to your liking)

In a large mixing bowl, I put the small ingredients in and then added the turkey and mixed with my hands. When my husband came home, I found out I was to put the turkey in first then add the ingredients. Oops…(my husband was a chef for twenty odd years and yes he does 99.9% of the cooking) *We buy our ground turkey at Costco. It comes in four individual packages and the cost is between $20.00 and $25.00 Canadian.

Make golf-ball sized meatballs, and place them gently into your crockpot if you are like me and like to count and line things up. I used too big of a crockpot, but that is the only one we have. Next time I am going to fiddle with the recipe some more and make lots to freeze. Feel free to stagger-stack the meatballs on top of each other because they easily come apart when done.

Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours, or on low for 5-9 hours. Depends on how many meatballs and the size of your machine. The fuller it is, the longer it will take to cook. Since I decided to do this after lunch, I opted for the four hours on high. They were finished at 3.5 hours.
My Thoughts

Next time I will use way more turkey and make lots and lots because they were so good. Yum! And...I will use Old or Medium Cheese and try the green apple instead of red. All in all I was very happy with this Turkey Meatball CrockPot Surprise and so was my husband. 

P.S I am not an affiliate with Summer McStravick or Stephanie O'Dea (though it would be okay if I was because I love to promote great people) 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Go Outside & Play!

Tonight I had an excellent time listening to Crystal Andrus & Silken Laumann. Crystal Andrus is the founder of the S.W.A.T institute for which I am a proud Ambassador.

Silken said that visualization is very important. As an Olympic Rower she ought to know! I recently read her book "Unsinkable" and it is fabulous. Gems of knowledge woven throughout.

What I loved about the interview is that it was a genuine conversation with empowering information. For example, when Silken was hurt bad in an accident 10 days before she was to compete in the Olympics, she was visualizing, asking her body to heal itself, only having positive people around her and sending love to her body.

Silken also went on to say that we are disconnected from our bodies. We must tune in and send love to our body parts we say we hate. What we say and feel affects us on a cellular level.

Near the end of the call she spoke of the importance of children getting outside and playing. Not only children will benefit from this though. Those of us over 40 remember what it was like to be playing outside all the time. We must continue that legacy for our children. 

Great call. Here is the link to Silken Lauman's website. And if you wish to learn more about Crystal Andrus and the S.W.A.T institute, click on the picture above or go here.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Weight Loss with Fasting

Losing weight by fasting is always nice, however I prefer the other benefits that come with it. There is so much to know about the topic. I can share what I know personally and what I have heard.

I have done The Master Cleanse and have managed to last 3 days on this one and yes, I did feel better. Heaps better. As a matter of fact, my nose stopped running and my energy levels increased.

Dr. Wayne Dyer speaks about his experience with this fast on his radio show on HayHouse Radio!

Dr. Wayne Dyer says he goes on this fast 
once every three months for ten days. 

Now if you look at what Dr. Randi Fredricks reports in her book 
Fasting: An Exceptional Human Experience that she prefers water fasting. In reading her book I found out in a hurry how many different types of fasts there are and why. Anyhow, this is why she prefers water fasting. "For example, I tend to think that water-only fasting is superior to juice fasting because of the problems associated with juice fasting. Because ketosis does not occur with juice fasting, the body does not get the same respite from glucose as is does with water-only fasting."  (Kindle Locations 533-534).

Then she goes on to show how the Master Cleanse isn't really a fast because of the consumption of substances. I never thought of it that way before. Maybe that is why it is called a cleanse. (Woo hoo! learning and connections made everyday)

K, so here is my plan. I like the Master Cleanse and I love the taste of it so I will start with that one before doing the Dr. Oz Rapid Weight Loss plan again. However, in the meantime, I am going to keep reading Dr. Fredricks' book about fasting and plan out a real fast based on her recommendations.

It is important to note that you should always check with your Physician. Some people cannot do fasts. There are some you can do that are therapeutic and monitored. Even fasting clinics exist. I didn't know that either.

I was reading over many of the reviews for Dr. Fredricks' book and what jumped out at me was how it helps with one's mental state. If you find yourself feeling depressed for example, fasting can help alleviate that. I know that I can get into the dumps sometimes and it is good to know there is a healthy drug free way to help oneself. 

Onward bound...

Saturday, March 29, 2014

2 Week Rapid Weight Loss Plan Works Well

Sounds like I am saying a riddle. Seriously though, I almost completed the 2 week Rapid Weight Loss Plan (Dr. Oz). It was Thursday and we (my husband & I) had a few days left. We wanted to go out for a coffee so we did. Otherwise we were pretty good.  I lost 6.5 lbs and my husband lost 7.5 lbs. We both felt heaps better. 

We are still eating mostly turkey, chicken and fish. Lots of veggies too.

This is the Turkey Chili dish I made with some adjustments to the recipe. Here is the link to the original recipe on Dr. Oz's website

Notice there is avocado in there too. Yum! 

I have recently come across a book about Fasting that is fabulous. It's pretty impressive actually. I am learning new things everyday. Stay tuned to learn more about it in my next posting....

Till we meet again! :) Seann

PS - I will definitely be doing the 2 week Rapid Weight Loss plan again, however I want to start off with the fasting first. 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Sugar Addiction & Food Sensitivity

How am I doing today? Okay. Just treated myself to a baked potato smothered in butter :)

I am wanting to go back and speak of something that caught my attention right after my last posting. To refresh my memory and anyone else reading this - here is what I wrote:
I can say that I have not been feeling well for a very long time. It's actually similar to a hung over feeling but very low grade. As if I am missing essential nutrients. It really gets me when I haven't had enough rest.
The Universe sent me Dr.Oz. I should be used to "answers showing up" by now but I was still  tickled pink to hear he was speaking about my problems. He had a show on about food sensitivities and how sugar affects us. Our sugar levels go whacko and it affects our hormones and how we feel. Dr. Oz has been having quite a few shows on recently dealing with this issue actually.

What hit home with me was this one woman said she gets so anxious and overwhelmed at times that she starts to scream and throw things. Wow! I do too! I can actually feel when I am about to lose it now. I become sick to my stomach and then I know that I am on my way to a melt down or blow up if I don't intervene on my own behalf.

In January, I did do the Dr. Oz 2 week Rapid Weight Loss program. Actually, I did it for a week and a half and felt much, much better. As a matter of fact, I was able to do some astral travelling and see an upcoming event in my life that I am really looking forward too! It seems to me that once I cleared out some toxins and felt better in my body, I was able to have the out of body experience easier.

Now, along with Colette's program (using her meditations and new ways of handing stress) I am also going to do this Rapid Weight Loss program again starting this Sunday.

Admittedly, I still find myself holding my breath. I do not breathe properly and need to add that furnace breathing in I spoke of in my very first posting regularly.

I am getting a sense of that "Wax on, Wax off" from the movie Karate Kid. Sometimes when I get intuitive hits, I do a search. Someone wrote that you develop your muscles, concentration and skills in regards to the meaning of wax on, wax off.

Alrighty then, consider it done!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Weight Loss Solution for Me...and you too I bet!

I have returned with an update and it won't be what anyone is expecting to hear. My intentions were good but obviously I had some more work to do on myself to overcome my obstacles.

What were my obstacles? 

One. Me. Ouch! 

*This photo was taken on Feb 17th, 2014. (I did say I would attach a recent photo) You can't tell I weigh 220 lbs here I bet!

I am bouncing back and going through an awesome program for people like myself right now. But first I want to say that Yes, I am an empath and take on other people's stuff. Often I cannot tell it if is me who is mad or sad or they are.

A really funny example of this is not being able to watch certain TV shows. If I connect and relate to a character then I become them. My body reacts to the predicament they find themselves in as if it was happening to me. Usually this strikes when someone is about to make a fool of themselves.

Colette Baron-Reid (a fellow intuitive) has an online course called -

You can sign up at any time. It is for people who feel too much based on her book by that title.

Video below is about the book Weight Loss For People Who Feel Too Much. The course follows the book and so, so much more!

Personally, I am really enjoying the information in this course and the support. For example, there are weekly coach calls that you can call in and ask questions. There is a Facebook Group Page!

I love, love, love the meditations!

Speaking from my heart, I really do want people to know about this fabulous course. As a matter of fact, because I haven't been doing all I am supposed to be doing week to week (for 6 weeks) - I have already had a dream that shows me I start all over again and give IT and ME the 100% it deserves. I'm not the only one. I saw someone else post on the Facebook Group Page that they are doing the same.

What really rocks is how Colette gets you to become aware of your "Chatterbox". It is so hilarious how she imitates what a Chatterbox sounds like. Boy can I relate to that.

Anyhow...I am committing here to regular posts and what I am learning wherever I am learning it from and how I am feeling day to day.

I can say that I have not been feeling well for a very long time. It's actually similar to a hung over feeling but very low grade. As if I am missing essential nutrients. It really gets me when I haven't had enough rest.

All aboard!