Monday, October 3, 2022

Recommended Resources

Recommended Resources

Well, it has been a little while since I have had the dates open to included this blog post series. ...A couple months, I think, since the last one. 

Today I have the pleasure of sharing some great resources which can include  - positive impact organizations and events, citizen science projects and links to helpful articles.

The Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM) is "Canada’s only national, bilingual, and charitable network for environmental learning. EECOM works strategically and collaboratively to advance environmental learning. We strive to ensure Canadians are environmentally literate… which means we’re engaged in environmental stewardship and contributing to a healthy and sustainable future".


The Pembina Institute is an environmental education, policy development and consulting organization that works primarily in the areas of environmental economics, resource management, energy and the environment.


Project Learning Tree: This organization offers activities and resources to engage children in learning about the environment. 



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Sunday, October 2, 2022

A little YouTube

Brummet Media Channel

Sybil from Ireland asks: 

"What part of the cookbook marketing plan was most challenging to write, or perform, and why?"

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a little YouTube

Brummet Media Channel

Entrepreneur advice: How to shut down those monkey chatter thoughts that rattle the mind and cause sleepless nights or cycles of "should have" and other such energy-draining thoughts. 

Lets learn to set aside the time to recharge those energy batteries. 3.42 min.


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Saturday, October 1, 2022

Entrepreneur Interview

Entrepreneur Interview 

A Board Certified Cognitive Specialist, CPE Provider and a 100X Certified Coach, Anna Bauereis is an experienced Brain Integration & Hemispheric Coach and Advanced Lifestyle Consultant. She brings 17 years of insight, expertise and accomplishments spanning a wide and diverse range of industries. Anna’s tools and programs can empower and equip individuals, families and business owners to achieve real breakthroughs with the momentum for lasting transformation. Today we will learn what it takes to be a coach, how Anna manages daily business activities and a few tips for entrepreneurs. Discover more information about Life Momentum, Lifestyle Consulting at:

Q: Before we get too far into the discussion of what it is like for you regarding being an entrepreneur, running the business, managing clients and all that we hope to cover in this interview, I'd like you to explain to our audience what these terms used in your bio actually mean, such as: "A Board Certified Cognitive Specialist", "CPE Provider" and "100X Certified Coach". 

Anna: The Board Certified Cognitive Specialist (BCCS) and Certified Cognitive Coach (CCC) are training and certification programs designed for professionals
working with individuals with autism in an educational setting, clients who may
have autism, ADHD, dyslexia, or anxiety. 

The exam fee includes 14 C.E.'s of
training and professional certification once exam is passed. My certification competencies are:  Anxiety, Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism, Early
Childhood Identification and Inclusion.

CPE Provider: continuing education provider for the State of Texas. .

100X Certified Coach means that my mission is to empower and equip people for prospering as, what we call, "Kingdom Entrepreneurs".

Q: Great! That does explain your expertise... and what does
"Hemispheric Coach" involve?

A: Here, we are looking at the whole person not just their profession or their job.
Everyone has a strength whether it be right brained or left. When
working with people to help them find joy in their life we find out what
their true talent and gifting is.

Q: Entrepreneurs often forget that it is important to perfect our
skills and be prepared for what a new business might involve... What are your thoughts on this?

A: Having processes in place and empowering your employees is important. Do not live in a place of fear. Bucket your days.

Q: When you picture the client attracted to your services... What do
they look like? 

A: A person who wants Joy in their life, and to produce well-educated
children and that become World changers.

Q:  And once that client reaches out to sign up for the lifestyle
consultations, what can they expect to receive?

A: Once a clarity call happens, and they are a good fit, they receive an
assessment based on the direction we will be going. Everyone is
different, in a different stage of life, and working towards a different

Q: When you look back on your earlier life, are there points that stand out
as developing the entrepreneurial spirit you now possess? i.e.: Did your
parents have you work during the summer and after school?

A: When I was young, I wanted to be an anthropologist. I loved discovering
things in the fields and old buildings. When I went to college, I found
math to be very challenging (I took one class many times!)  I had always
been that kid that said I could do anything and would work my butt off
to prove I could do it when others said I could not.

Q: How did you go about attracting a customer base?

A: marketing has been word of month, facebook, radio and articles written.

Q: How do you go about finding balance between the many hidden hours
behind the scenes in running a business, and having a life too?

 A: Knowing two things 

1. If I die, I am replaceable. 

2. I make better decisions and have much more success from a place of rest. 

...Find your place of rest to succeed.

Q: What have you done to stand out, to offer something different and
intriguing to customers? 

A: I am a mother of 5 children, 4 launched very successful and one is in
Heaven. I have homeschooled my younger children and ran franchise
businesses. I am involved in my community and active in my church.  I
know my employees and preparing for their next life adventures. 
Everything I coach is something I have been through, worked through and
paid thousands of dollars to become an expert.

Q: When you are having a bad day, feeling stressed or overwhelmed - how
do you shake those feelings off and start again?

A: Take care of what needs taking care of. Then do a mind body scan (20
minutes tops) and then review:
What’s going on? 

What is my part? 

What could I have done differently? 

Do I need to apologize to someone?  

What do I need to flush? 

Do I need to talk with my mentor? 

What do I need to plan different?

Q: When it comes to business management what do you consider important? 

A: I have a calendar detailing my business.  I plan yearly at high level
then go down to quarterly. I have everything planned out. The most
important question I ask is - Does it work? re: ROI (return on investment). If it isn't working... why?


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Friday, September 30, 2022

Grandparents; improving society one child at a time

* Modern family dynamics include members living on multiple continents, connected only by online interactions and limited to the occasional "bucket-list" holiday adventure. It isn't easy to maintain a personal connection with younger generations, with mobility and technological skill limitations, pandemic implications and travel restrictions all playing a role in this issue. Many of us have found non-blood family members who become our 'grandparents' or 'parents', that longed after 'older sister' or 'big brother'. So whether we are connected by blood, or not, we all need to look at the kinds of connections we are making and the roll we are playing in aiding future generations. 

How Grandparents Can Play A Proactive Roll In Improving Society.

Today's article was submitted to us by 
Marc Joseph who resides in Arizona where he and his wife Cathy enjoy spending time with their family. Marc is the author of The Secrets of Retailing "How can I help these stores stay afloat?" retail expert  He also writes in the children's genre under the pen name: Gramps Jeffrey. Drop by his site at:  ...Shout out to Lisa Pellegrene of Publicity With Purpose for sending today's guest our way. 

Thirty percent of grandparents are classified as being remote, according to an often-quoted study by Cherin and Furstenberg. The remote definition is that almost 1 out of every 3 grandparents rarely see their grandchildren... and most of that contact is made on birthdays and holidays.

This same study says 55% of grandparents are defined as “companionate” where they will do things with their grandchildren but have little authority or control over them. The last 15% of grandparents are defined as “involved” where they take an active role in their grandchild’s life.

We may want to rush to judgement and say “what is wrong with our baby boomer generation?” that they are not involved in wanting to raise this next greatest generation. But many of these broken relationships may not be caused entirely by the grandparents.

While grandparents are crucial in a grandchild’s development, grandparents can also cause a strained relationship with the kid’s parents. They can facilitate dividing spouses and can cause generational anxiety. Issues such as giving unsolicited advice by telling the parents what to do; and disrespecting boundaries by dropping in unannounced, are just some examples of how grandparents can cause family strife without realizing it.

Now, just like when we were raising our own kids, a bit of head-butting happens when you simply don’t see eye to eye in the best ways to raise and care for children. But too many times grandparents go way far over that line, which does give our children the right to distance the grandchildren from the grandparents. Examples that push grandparents away include:

1. Undermining the parents’ authority by challenging what a parent is teaching their children.
 Grandparents question the parents’ values and family structure.

2. Tendency to play favorites and manipulate siblings.

3. Transactional control of the kids through money, gifts and vacations.

4. An overall lack of empathy, known as the ability to understand and share the feelings of another, which is so crucial in very young children.

5. Grandparents who demand that a grandchild comply and respect them.

We cannot lose site that grandparents help teach kids values, help strengthen their moral compass and help advance their language skills. We also know that the more social support grandparents can give to parents, the more bandwidth this gives the parent to just be a good parent. 

Kids assume that whatever environment they grow up in is normal. So, if they see positive and respectful interaction between their parents and grandparents this is the values they learn. If they see their parents push away their grandparents, this is what they will think is normal.

We must now ask ourselves, what kind of grandparent are we really, or what kind of grandparent do we want to become. How will our grandchildren remember us?


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Thursday, September 29, 2022

We attract what we fear

We attract what we fear

* Today's article was submitted by our monthly contributor Elise Smith (a.k.a Sheila) who has several books available on Amazon. Elise invites our readers to reach out to her via FaceBook. Today, she explains how our fears impact our lives.

The things we most love and most fear will tend to occupy our thoughts much of the time, so will we tend to attract those very things.

Have you ever totally ruined a new suit of clothes the first time you wore them? Just as you were thinking to yourself, “I don’t want to dirty this lovely new shirt of mine”, your ballpoint pen was leaking blue ink into your top pocket.

If we say to our mind, “I don’t want “A” to happen, we will gravitate toward “A”. Our mind cannot move away from anything, only toward something.

A magazine recently published an article about a New Yorker by the name of Pete Torres who, at the time of publication of the story, had been mugged fifteen this year. This we believe may be some dubious kind of record. While Pete proclaims that he is doing nothing to precipitate these attacks, he is in fact helping to bring the misery upon himself. His secrete passion is watching horror movies. He spends all his spare time loading up on stabbings and muggings and robberies. He fills his mind with horror stories, obviously enjoys being scared, and wonders why life on the streets of New York is one long horror story.

We can see the same principal working with poverty and ill health. If we talk about, read about, and think about nasty things, we will subconsciously if not consciously gravitate toward them. Concentrate on what you want. Most people stagger through life bemoaning what they don’t have and talking about what they don’t want. We must focus on what we want.

The Fear Of Loss Principal is when we fear losing something, we place ourselves in a position to lose it. This applies to husbands, girlfriends, wallets, tennis matches and stereo systems. 

Concentrate on and enjoy what you have. Don’t dwell on losing what you have.

Dwelling on your fears will bring them upon you. The principal of attracting what we fear is actually quite wonderful. It means that we are challenged to confront fear and hence to improve ourselves. 

 How else would we grow if things we feared ran away from us? 

 How else would we develop if we never faced the things we feared? 

If we get the idea that the loss of something will wreck our lives, and dwell on that thought, then the universe may decide to prove to us that we can live without it! Circumstances assist us in learning about and strengthening ourselves. We need to enjoy what we have right now and live right now. 

Fearing loss is not in the now.         

Fearing loss is living in the future.

When we confront our fears they disappear

Another fascinating principal is that when we finally develop the courage to meet a problem head on, the problem disappears and we 
often find that once we decide to face a fear, that fear evaporates. 

How often have you found that thinking about it was so much more painful than doing it?


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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

A Little YouTube

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Sybil from Ireland asks: "What part of the cookbook marketing plan was most challenging to write, or perform, and why?" 

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