Monday, October 12, 2009

Food, Business Savvy Tips & Friendly Challenges

-- Quote of the Day --

My relationship, for years, was making it very difficult to have peace in my life and that is what lead me to this direction. …I have tried a lot of extremes and found they did not make me happy. My relationship with food was very significant; if I was not running away from it and not feeling well, I was thinking about food all the time - but most of all these things kept me from living in the present. We are a part of nature and keeping a balance is the key. …So I started looking at myself as a part of nature. …Food is almost a work of art as well as science.
~ Myra Lewin - Sept 8, 2009

With the feasting and celebrating over the Thanksgiving season, I felt this quote was an appropriate choice for today's posting here on this blog. Myra Lewin appeared as a featured guest on the Conscious Discussions Talk Radio program and we discussed the concept of having a Wholesome Relationship With Food - learning how to feel which food is good for you at that moment and more. Check it out by clicking on the hyper-links above or look to the right to find links to recent broadcasts of the Conscious Discussions Talk Radio show.

-- New Prize Draw Contest This Week --
Oct 12-18
This children's book will be pawed by Sparky & signed by the author, Dayna Hilton - Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog (
Lily Stephens 3rd volume of The Third Verse Trilogy: The Twelfth Age (

To enter the draw all you need to do is:

Email me at: ldbrummet @ yahoo . com (remove spaces before sending) with the word "prize" in the subject line. Deadline will be on Oct 18 - noon (pacific).

*Remember, the more weekly prize draws you enter - the more prizes you can win! :)
Anyone can enter the prize draws.
Entrant's information is never shared or abused in any way.

-- Conscious Celebrations --

This week we celebrate Homeless Action Week & having just come out of Fire Prevention Week, we can really appreciate the tragedy of losing a home due to catastrophe, going bankrupt or unable to find affordable housing. Tragically the churches, missions for the poor, food banks... all the support systems are already being heavily relied upon this year - with more people needing help than ever before. I heard a report on TV recently that stated these support systems expect that in the colder months they will see three times the number they are seeing now.

Winter is a very good season for looking at ways we can downsize our belongings to help others. Toys, clothing, food, schools supplies, blankets and sleeping bags... coats, sweaters, mitts... anything that you have can really help these support centers attend to the huge number of people who have faced incredible tragedies over the last year or two and can no longer support themselves, feed thier kids, or stay warm.

So I would like to send out a friendly challenge to our blog readers - Take one cupboard, one closet or one box in your storage room at a time and slowly work your way around your home or office to find things you no longer need. Think of it this way - if you haven't used the item in the last 24 months, you probably won't use it in the future either. If the items you have are a little on the high-end side of things (brand names, etc) you might want to consider donating these items to non-profit 2nd hand thrift stores that raise funds for your local hospital or foodbank, etc.

-- Prize Draw Winners --

Winners to last week's draw are Lizanne & Alan - two of our regular entrants in our weekly prize draws. Interestingly there are 6 or 7 people who enter nearly every week's draw and they have won hundreds of dollars worth in prizes. Our prize draw contests have been happening every week since April 2009 and we have had the honor of sharing prizes offered by conscious and proactive individuals - a total value of more than $1,600, so far.

Last week's prize draw winners will receive a copy of Jude Treder-Wolff's book Possible Futures - Creative Thinking for the Speed of Life & a T-Shirt (medium, large or xlarge sizes) from author Lisa Watson

-- Authors Read Radio --

Today's featured guest was Drew Whitman who read an excerpt from his nonfiction book: Ca$hvertising. If you have a business, a product you are selling or intend to create ads of any kind - you don't want to miss Drew's interesting presentation. I learned several techniques that Dave and I intend to employ from now on. In fact with the potential 3rd edition of the e-book Purple Snowflake Marketing intended to be released in mid-late 2010 - and the upcoming release of our e-book series based on the original edition of the book Trash Talk, I am certain these new techniques will be very useful. Check out today's episode by clicking on the hyper-link above or visit one of the links to recent Authors Read broadcasts on the right side of this blog.

Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at

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