Storms Need to be Shared…AWE and More!

AGELESS WOMEN OF WISDOM and its current phase AGELESS WOMEN EMERGING has weathered many storms since the day I registered with the State of Ohio on March 2, 2019, and the storms definitely cleared the path to move forward. Fortunately, the storms of all shapes and sizes, continue. There is a new storm brewing based on a group featured on a Sunday morning show: Old Coots Giving Bad Advice.

The new storm is the formation of a fun part of AGELESS WOMEN OF WISDOM based on the COOTS. Perhaps the storm will pass but then again…it could become a late Summer shower to water the generations having fun together as AWW 🥰 moves on. A way to give back as we consider a B Corporation, a legacy for all ages. If you see a tent 🏕 at a farmer’s market in 2020 called “AGELESS WOMEN GIVING AGELESS ADVICE for free”, you will know the storm ☔️ was fruitful in watering 📒new seeds!

Food is the Fuel You Feed Your Body; Are you Reading the Labels?

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Sometimes I believe we spend more time researching the fuel for our car than we do for our body!  There is so much information available on food that I often say “the more I read, the less I eat!”  But there are some easy guidelines, well publicized but often ignored, and easy to follow.

  1. Grow Your Own Food
  2. Buy Local at Farm Markets
  3. In the grocery store, stay in the following areas whenever possible:
  4. The Produce Section
  5. The Meat and Poultry and Seafood Section

And the question comes through many times, loud and clear, but what about everything else.  In most cases “everything else” is processed food.  That is what brings trouble to the table or the couch or the deck, etc.

Even in the Produce area, and the meat and poultry area, you need to further educate yourself:  GMO vs. non-GMO, farm raised seafood vs. wild seafood (and its many variations), and with meats and poultry, there are days of reading to do to decide what you will spend your dollars on.

BUT, to begin with, produce and meat and poultry and seafood are a great start to begin eating to fuel your body!  I have heard so many folks lately who have begun working with a coach, and they have lost significant weight just by eliminating all processed foods.  Consider your personal worth and begin to buy food with quality!

How Valuable are You?

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you are important…and you need to take care of you!  Not only nutrition but GMOs, pesticides have been shown to harm the human being, and you are a human being!  Why would you choose anything but organic when it is available?  A simple replacement is locally grown when you get to know the local farmers and their growing practices.  We will talk about farmers markets and more, but the question for the day is:  how valuable are you?

And Doreen Virtue Ratifies My Choice, Again!

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Since I have given up the local printed media because it is OLD news and a waste of time amid negative vibrations, I no longer have the daily newspaper for my horoscope, but my virtual friend Doreen Virtue’s daily angel card messages are much more welcome and so true for me so many times.  But, unlike a horoscope, Doreen’s messages are now coming after I make decisions, which really serves me as a ratification of those decisions.  Nice!

But it is getting little unsettling.  On September 8th I made my decision to expand Empower Excellence to The Empower Excellence Experience when I move to Oberlin, which will include among several new programs, a cooking program using the produce of local farmers to display how to use local produce at the seasonal farm markets, and the idea was shared with several folks at that time.    And then yesterday, on Monday, September 19th, Doreen’s angel messages focused on Healthful Eating.  OMG, here we go again.  

Her post actually asks “Do you feel ready to make this commitment?”  She goes on to say that “Remember that true healthful eating is built upon basics such as fresh organic produce that you can buy inexpensively at farmers markets….”

Yes, I am already a healthy eater, but this is a unique idea that has just been moved forward by this message.  I am grateful for the ideas that are part of my mission, and there is so much in my past that supports this food segment of my future.  It is exciting, and it is my mission among all of the programs of The Empower Excellence Experience.  And I am grateful for the inspiration and for the ratification…It is exactly this that keeps the weirdness in my life moving forward!

But, I must say that I am not weird.  In the book ORIGINALS by Adam Grant, he shares that being an original is “risky business” because originals are going against the grain when they introduce a “fresh” initiative in an inventive capacity.  Welcome to my life. I have always had a choice to be a conformist or be an original.  The cooking shows using local food from the farmers at the farmers markets is a better option, and I do take radical risks.  I follow my mission, I follow my intuition, and I know Divine Guidance is with me as I walk through the Universe!

What Is Guiding You to JOY?

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Too many times I find myself teetering on the edge of fear, afraid of what will happen if I jump into the middle of the “lake” of life and do what my heart and intuition are yelling at me to do.

Pride, experience, reason, and heart are not always in agreement.  And that, sometimes, is when intuition kicks in.  Finding JOY is really easy if you just do what your heart and intuition calmly tell you what to do.  And finding JOY in our souls allows us to spread JOY to others.  It is so simple, really.  Just today, we in Northern Ohio awoke a beautiful snowfall…one of the largest of the Winter season, but, remember this is Spring.  Ohio always gets one of these in March or April or May, and there is no use to complain.  It was a beautiful sight.  As I walked into my local Heinen’s store for my weekly catchup groceries, I thought everyone would be singing the praises of the snow, but I was wrong.  It was a morose group busily tending to their individual assignments as employees.  Most shoppers were pleasant, but not the employees.  Please note, the employees did nothing wrong, but they sure as heck did not bring any JOY to my day.  Ironically , my receipt asked for my feedback, and I did share the lack of joy in that particular store.  And then it hit me, that has been that way for some time now, and I do not like it.  I go there for specific items that they carry or that may be on sale.  The local grocery store has lost its local flavor, and that takes away the JOY.  

A lack of JOY sucks the energy out of everyone’s day…for me, that means I cannot wait for Farmers’ Market Season and the need for fewer and fewer trips to Heinen’s for my food needs.  By the end of that Season, I will find a place that brings JOY to the ordinary things in life like food shopping.  And that will bring me JOY!

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