Donnerstag, 30. April 2009

How to Magically Transform Your Life & Relationships

- submitted for tweeters unite by Love Coach Dawn Allen -


My boyfriend, Paul, and I recently reunited after separating a few months ago. I couldn't be happier. Since I did not want to make the same mistake twice, I've given a lot of thought to what happened to break us apart the first time.

When we originally started dating, I had only been divorced a few months. My ex-husband and I were still sorting out our post-marriage relationship. Although Paul and I tried to venture slowly into our new relationship, we didn't succeed.

Our relationship moved ahead very quickly. It wasn't a conscious act on either of our parts. Falling into a deep relationship happened quite easily because we cared so deeply about one another.

However, after a few months, I was emotionally overwhelmed. The stresses of still doing my ex-husband's bookkeeping, raising my daughter alone, running my business, and starting a new relationship, spread my time and energy so thin that I wasn't giving anything or anyone my full attention. Everything and everyone suffered as a result.

I may be a Love and Relationship Coach for other people, but it doesn't mean I can always see my own stuff. That is why coaches have coaches. And thank God, I have mine.

Unfortunately, I didn't realize what I was doing until the damage was done. Paul received the brunt of walking through the minefield of my emotions. I realized I had two choices. Either end our romantic relationship, or continue trouncing his feelings because I was so emotionally ill equipped to be seriously involved with anyone.

The last thing I wanted to do was hurt Paul any more than I already had, so we ended our romantic involvement. He understood. He could see what was happening to me. It didn't end my feelings for him, however. In fact, they only grew stronger the longer I was away from him. I realized more and more what a wonderful man he truly was.

I dated a few nice men who I enjoyed very much, but truthfully, no one compared to Paul. Besides missing him in general, I also really missed dancing Argentine Tango with him, which he had taught me when we were together.

I asked Paul periodically during the time we were apart if he would consider dancing with me as a friend, but his emotions were still too raw for comfort. This time, I understood. It's not fun when you hurt someone you love. I had hurt Paul and it hurt me just to think about it.

But think about it I did.

It's very true that how we do anything, is how we do everything. I didn't particularly like how I was doing anything. It all seemed very scattered. I was distracted most of the time, and there wasn't any depth to anything I was doing. Everything felt shallow.

I knew that if I was ever going to have a great romantic relationship, I had to look at myself and how I related to everyone. I wanted to learn how to become present in everything I did, but especially in my relationships.

I started by de-cluttering my life. I quit doing my ex-husband's bookkeeping (too many ties to the past, something my coaches had been telling me for months), narrowed the focus of my work and, most importantly, took my own advice.

I learned how to pay attention and stay present to what I was doing and who I was with. I forced myself to do just one thing at a time, which truthfully I never thought I'd be able to do. It always seemed like there were way too many things to do and not enough time to do them.

But, I learned that by focusing on only one thing at a time, I did everything better. My relationships improved. Instead of trying to rush through conversations with my daughter or my mother, so I could move to the next thing on my list,

I stopped whatever I was doing and listened. I stopped interrupting, because I wasn't always jumping ahead to what I thought was coming next. I paid attention to what was being said, gave the other person time to finish their thought, and then responded.

My life transformed. I was more relaxed. I was happier. This translated to my not only doing better work, but also getting more work done in a shorter period of time.

Weeks later, Paul and I went to lunch. He noticed the difference in me immediately. He said there was an openness and generosity about me that hadn't been there before. ‘A generosity of spirit' is how he described it.

That's exactly how I felt. Open and generous... to life, to Paul, to everything. This time, my heart was completely open and ready to share.

A few days later, Paul and I danced together. It was as if we were transported back to the very first time we danced... every magical, passionate feeling we had for each other came flooding back.

After we danced, Paul took my hand and we sat down. We talked about what we had both learned while we were apart. Then, he asked if I might like to date again. After I said yes, we talked about what we would do differently this time.

As I jabbered on about how happy I was, Paul mentioned I should probably stop talking because he had stopped listening to me about five minutes earlier. He leaned over and kissed me. It was as if time stood still. There was no past. There was no future to worry about. There was only that moment to be cherished, treasured, and enjoyed.

John Lennon once said, "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." Don't let life happen to you. Live each moment in the present, and watch your life and relationships magically transform. I wish you a life filled with many, many magical moments to be cherished, treasured, and enjoyed.


~ 2009 Feb. 27th ~
shared and written by Love Coach Dawn Allen.

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A Friend loves at all times :-)

Build lasting relationships!

This weekend, Joel and I celebrated 22 wonderful years of marriage. When I think about it, I can hardly believe it's been that long! So many people ask us all the time, "How do you do it? What’s your secret? Do you ever fight?" Well, Joel and I are as human as any other couple, but early on in our relationship we made some decisions about how we would treat each other and how we would respond to one another.


First of all, Joel and I choose to respect one another. We value each other's thoughts and opinions, and we make sure to listen and consider what the other has to say. We don't always agree on everything, but we do agree that we want peace in our home. Sometimes that means we have to simply agree to disagree. In other words, we can still respect and love each other even when we don't see eye to eye.


Another decision we made early in our relationship is to support one another. We recognize that we are a team and whatever we decide to do, we do it together. Anytime we had a financial goal, we both did our part to save money. If we were remodeling a house, I was right there with him laying sod in the yard. When we were building our home, I was there every day to meet the subcontractors and help keep us on schedule. When Joel became pastor of the church, I did my part in the service as well.


As our lives have evolved over the years, we've both been willing to do whatever it takes to keep our connection strong with one another. For example, several years ago when we assumed leadership at the ministry, our lives became fuller and more complicated. Oftentimes, we'd find ourselves moving in different directions. We had to make an extra effort to connect with each other throughout the day. If we weren't careful, we could easily find ourselves breezing right by each other, our minds preoccupied with the tasks at hand. Instead, each time we passed, we chose to acknowledge each other–to make a connection. Sometimes we high five, sometimes it's a quick "I love you," and occasionally, he'll plant a kiss right on my lips. It's not important how we connect, but it is important that we do connect. We are both busy people. We both have a lot going on, but whenever we see each other, everything else is placed on hold for a moment while we connect.


I encourage you today to treasure the people in your life. Be willing to make adjustments to improve your relationships. Respect one another and don't hold on to offenses. Keep the connections strong. You may be going through a difficult time right now, but remember, there are better days ahead in your future. The difficulty may be for a season, but your relationship is for a lifetime. Keep the right perspective. Remember, people are God's priority, and when we make the people in our life our priority, we are taking steps towards building lasting relationships.

A friend loves at all times… (Proverbs 17:7).

Thank you so much for your wonderful insights!
Victoria Osteen (link to her blog)


30. April 2009



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* May you be veryheavenly inspired. God bless You.
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Tweeters Unite: Worldmap 29 April 2009 ~ Peeping Tweeters





Peep ~ Meet ~ Tweet



Tweeters Unite: Deine Einladung - Your Invitation

*event announvement to all german speaking / reading, visiting tweeple, bloggers and lovers of planet earth. für einfach himmlisch leben*


am valentinstag - 14. feb. 2009 - internationaler tag der liebe ;-) wurde tweeters-unite gegründet.


♥ tweeters-unite - wofür?

  1. zur förderung und bekanntmachung internationaler projekte,
  2. pro bono, für menschen in not,
  3. für mehr als einmal mitmachen und
  4. für mehr als einen besonders guten zweck.

♥ tweeters-unite - who is?
  1. tolle menschen aus aller welt,
  2. echtzeitkommunikationsfreaks und - experten, die
  3. nicht nur via twitter die eine oder andere brisante neuigkeit an ihre weltweiten netzwerk-kollegInnen weitergeben,
  4. menschen, die die geballte power des internets und netzwerkens schätzen, nutzen, und
  5. sich für gute zwecke leidenschaftlich einsetzen.

♥ tweeters-unite - wie?
  1. die initiatoren stellen eine projektliste von eingereichten und selbstrecherchierten projekten zusammen,
  2. jeder teilnehmer sucht / findet selbständig ein projekt in seinem land, das ihm/ihr am herzen liegt und stellt es den anderen mitgliedern vor (z.B. charity : water)
  3. ob nur ein projekt ausgewählt wird, oder ob alle projekte tag- und zeitgleich weltweit stattfinden, ist noch nicht ganz raus.
  4. ideen? vorschläge?

♥ tweeters-unite - wer ist dabei?
  • schon 74 menschen aus aller welt haben sich auf der event-plattform von bloggersunite.org eingetragen - stand 28. april 09
  • willkommen ;-)

♥ tweeters-unite - wann?
  1. am 4. Juli 2009 - der internationale tag des kusses :-)
  2. an diesem tag werden menschen weltweit in großen wie kleinen städten bloggen, tanzen, schenken, feiern - küssen ;-)


♥ tweeters- unite - for charity worldwide!

ideen & projektvorschläge sehr willkommen via email.

am 04 juli 2009 bloggen und zwitschern menschen aus aller welt nicht nur im internet für viele gute zwecke.

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29. April 2009

Tweeters Unite: Deutsche Lebensbrücke



"Wo Wege nicht mehr möglich sind, schlagen wir Brücken" - unter diesem Motto arbeitet die Deutsche Lebensbrücke seit ihrer Gründung vor 20 Jahren. 1989 - 2009 weltweite, humanitäre Hilfsaktionen.


Mit Hilfe von Spenden
finanziert die Deutsche Lebensbrücke in deutschen Großstädten wie München, Berlin, Stuttgart, Leipzig und Hamburg z.B. kostenlose warme Mahlzeiten, Kochkurse und andere Bildungsangebote für sozial schwache Kinder. Denn Kinderarmut hat viele Gesichter: Schlechte Ernährung, mangelnde Bildung, fehlende menschliche Wärme und gesellschaftliche Isolation.
Ob bei der Wiederaufbauhilfe von Kinder- und Waisenhäusern in Sachsen-Anhalt und von Krankenhäusern in Osteuropa, ob bei Hilfen für krebskranke Kinder, ob bei der Betreuung von Straßenkindern in St. Petersburg - immer sind engagierte Mitglieder und Prominente vor Ort und bewegen so auch andere Menschen, etwas gegen Not und Elend in aller Welt zu unternehmen.

Präsident der privaten Hilfsorganisation: Prinz Eduard von Anhalt
Sein Engagement gilt Familien, die unverschuldet in Not geraten sind und sich aus eigener Kraft nicht mehr helfen können. Motto der "Lebensbrücke" ist es, sinnvolle Hilfe zu leisten und außerdem Wege zur Selbsthilfe aufzuweisen. Ein Projekt der "Lebensbrücke" liegt dem traditionsbewussten Prinzen besonders am Herzen: In St. Petersburg, der Stadt seiner Vorfahrin Katharina der Großen, die aus dem Fürstentum Anhalt-Zerbst stammte und an den Zarenhof heiratete, engagiert sich der Verein für kranke und sozialschwache Familien. Die Lebensbrücke ist Mitglied im Deutschen Spendenrat seit 1995.

Das Adelshaus Anhalt-Askanien blickt auf eine 1.000-jährige Geschichte zurück. Jüngstes Oberhaupt ist Eduard Prinz von Anhalt. Er ist mit nahezu allen Fürstenhäusern Europas verwandt - und er ist der Cousin von Prinz Charles. Prinz Eduard ist mit Corinna Prinzessin von Anhalt verheiratet. Das Paar hat drei Töchter.

MITMACHEN
Wenn auch Sie oder Ihr Unternehmen eine Lebensbrücke sein möchten, bietet Ihnen der Verein in unterschiedlichster Form Gelegenheit dazu, z.B.

  • Spenden statt Präsente
  • Firmenpatenschaft für ein bestimmtes Projekt
  • Werbebanner schalten
  • Kooperationen oder Sponsoring
  • Einzelspende

Lebensbrücke-Projekte 2009

Mehr als 2 Millionen Kinder unter 16 Jahren in Deutschland wissen, wie sich Armut anfühlt. Kinderarmut in Deutschland ist heute keine Ausnahme mehr und betrifft nicht nur soziale Randgruppen. Ob das reiche München oder der soziale Brennpunkt Berlin, die Zahlen in den Berichten über Armut sprechen eine deutliche Sprache.

Kinder- & Jugendfarm "Ramersdorf"
http://www.lebensbruecke.de/index.php?id=107

Das Besondere dieser Einrichtung ist, dass großer Wert auf gesunde und ausgewogene Ernährung gelegt wird. Es wird nicht nur mit biologischen Lebensmitteln gekocht, sondern im großen Aussenbereich der Einrichtung wird Gemüse selbst angebaut. Die Kinder lernen so, wie aus einem unscheinbaren Samen eine köstliche Karotte oder ein toller Riesenkürbis wird. Mittlerweile sind auch alle Tiere eingezogen: 4 Zwergziegen, 6 Hühner, 8 Hasen, 5 Meerschweinchen und 5 Laufenten. So lernen die Kinder eine Menge über Pflanzen und Tiere und natürlich auch Verantwortung für sich selbst und die Tiere zu übernehmen.

Die Deutsche Lebensbrücke würde auch gerne die Hausaufgabenbetreuung übernehmen,
dafür fehlen uns aber noch die Mittel.


Familien in Not
http://www.lebensbruecke.de/index.php?id=109

Immer wieder erfahren wir von beinahe unglaublichen Sckisalen von Familien aus Deutschland.
Das Schlimmste ist: Niemand ist bereit, diesen verzweifelten Menschen zu helfen. Die Deutsche Lebensbrücke greift auch Menschen finanziell unter die Arme, damit diese wieder ein glückliches Leben führen können. Jeder hat es verdient, auf der Sonnenseite des Lebens zu stehen. Dafür bauen wir Brücken und finden Wege. Wir wünschen uns, das diese Familien ihr Schicksal meistern können.

Die Nische
http://www.lebensbruecke.de/index.php?id=106

Berlin-Kreuzberg/Friedrichshain ist einer der sozialen Brennpunkte in Deutschland: Kulturen aus verschiedensten Ländern leben hier auf engstem Raum zusammen. Die Deutsche Lebensbrücke unterstützt hier die Freizeiteinrichtung "Die Nische",ein Projekt für Kinder aus sozial benachteiligten Familien. Hier können Kinder mittags essen und sich auf dem Gelände so richtig austoben. Dafür benötigen wir Ihre Unterstützung, Ihre Spende für dieses wunderbare Projekt. Denn der Mensch lebt nicht allein vom Mittagessen, sondern auch von sozialen Kontakten in einer Gemeinschaft.

Online spenden
https://lebensbruecke.secu.net/posh/spende_neu.php
http://www.lebensbruecke.de


Sponsoren 2009
  1. Rotaryclub München-Land, 85653 Aying
  2. Etienne Aigner Cosmetics GmbH, München
  3. Galeria-Kaufhof, München
  4. psX Consulting GmbH, Hamburg
  5. KraussMaffei GmbH, München
  6. DJE Kapital AG, München
  7. Happy Digits, Köln
  8. QVC, Düsseldorf
  9. HLH BioPharma GmbH, Balve
  10. Chugai Pharma Marketing Ltd., Frankfurt
  11. Flexishop GmbH, Oestrich-Winkel
  12. Therme Erding
  13. RWK Autorenverlag

Engagierte Unternehmen
  1. Amgen GmbH, München
  2. Pfizer Pharma GmbH, Berlin
  3. Ratiopharm GmbH, Ulm
  4. Hexal AG, Holzkirchen
  5. Glaxosmithkline GmbH & C. KG, München
  6. Roche Holding Deutschland GmbH, Grenzach-Wyhlen
  7. Biotest AG, Dreieich
  8. Cisco Systems, Inc, Hallbergmoos
  9. unitec-media, Starnberg
  10. sport-finden, Berlin
  11. young sports e.V., Berlin
  12. Tevanko Stiftung, München
  13. netzeitung, Berlin
  14. Kids and Co-Verlag, Erfurt
  15. tulipan-Verlag, Berlin
  16. Advanco GmbH, Mülsen
  17. Alvarez & Marsal, München
  18. Preuss Projektmanagement GmbH, München
  19. Sonnenklar TV, Berlin
  20. Kreon -Leuchten, Limburg (B)
  21. People!, Solingen
  22. Fachbuchverlag Holzer, Rottweil
  23. veryheaven - einfach himmlisch leben
  24. tweeters-unite - instant charity connections



Internationaler Aktions- und Spenden-Tag:
04. Juli 2009 * Tweeters Unite for Charity!


Sie sind herzlich eingeladen!
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Dienstag, 28. April 2009

Tweeters Unite: Christan, the freed Lion


please share this video and please:

love every creature you are with

why not adopt one ... a lioness, rhinozeros, tiger :-)
not that it will live in your home, but you´ll help it survive
and live in peace in his territorium.





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21. Feb. / 28. April 2009

Donnerstag, 16. April 2009

Worldmaps

Landing & Lounging

10. Mai 2009



get out of my dream - get into my car :-)


16. April 2009


Twitter Stream Collage - April 16th 2009


How wonderful this years event will be with you!



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why not copy the pic ... publish it on your blog,
send your friends an email...

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Givts to go: Celebrating You - 16 April 2009

Readers´Appreciation Day

Beloved readers, commentators, secret lovers and all tweeters-unite citizens: We feel proud knowing you. Please accept our offer of top class e-books for free we have selected for you as our thank you-givt.

Thank you for letting us see through your eyes and thank you for your honesty and smartness. We want to thank you for being here on tweeters-unite and for creating heavenly places, spaces, friendships etc. all over on this wonderful planet.




GOD bless You and YOURS!

Yours sincerely, Cassie
veryheaven & tweeters-unite team!


Here´s our selection of Top Class e-Books for free - all yours :-)

  1. Brooke Castillo: pdf EN - Selfcoaching
  2. Joyce Meyer: pdf FR - Soyez Positif

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    Hintergrund in veryheaven:
    Dein innerer Garten blüht wieder auf

  4. STORY in veryheaven: Stehen wir im Einklang mit der göttlichen Matrix?
    von und mit Gregg Bradden, Bärbel Mohr, Bruce Lipton

    Bruce Lipton pdf DE - Über die Biologie des Glaubens
    Bruce Lipton pdf DE - Von der Natur, Erziehung und menschliche Entwicklung
    Bruce Lipton pdf FR - La Conscience Cellulaires

    STORY in veryheaven: Gregg Braddon, Bruce Lipton:

    Matrix Divina - Fact or Fiction?

  5. Travel Weekly Worldwide Hotelguide - Review inside veryheaven
    Travel Weekly pdf EN - Worldwide Hotelguide

  6. STORY in veryheaven: Voices in my Head
    pdf EN - Dr. Andrew Powell - Quantum Psychiatry: Where Science meets Spirit

  7. Stephen Pierce pdf EN - FORECOSTING - predicting success

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  9. Watchman Nee: Adam lebte durch den Lebensodem, der in ihm Geist geworden war. Durch den Geist nahm er Gott wahr, kannte er Gottes Stimme und konnte er mit Gott reden. Er war sich der Gegenwart Gottes sehr klar bewußt. Nach dem Sündenfall aber starb sein Geist. lies weiter inside veryheaven ->

  10. e-book for free -pdf DE- Watchman Nee: Der Geistliche Christ

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  13. 90 poems and wise quotes from bloggers for bloggers - amazing and amusing :-)
    Wise words are not always found by the world famous quotators, e.g. Evelyn from Singapore muses on the "Now" as an eternal moment - perfect:


    Life is a series of Moments.
    It is the sum of all Nows.
    Happiness is a shower of Joy.
    It is the sum of all Smiles.
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  14. send us yours.... :-) via email


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Dec 10th, 2008 was the 60th anniversary of the universal declaration of human rights.
We found this a very cool date to start offering you our collection of free givts, eg. ebooks, music, cool finds etc., well reviewed and researched, heavenly sent to us by excellent creatives and authors, published solely for your holy inspiration :-)




We are very thankful to all the lovely people
  • who visited us, got inspired - if only for a single moment.
  • who left comments or suggested ideas.
  • who recommended us to friends and lovers of a veryheavenly living worldwide.

We appreciate your spirit :-)
You inspire us.


16. April 2009
Celebrating You - Readers´Appreciation Day

Mittwoch, 15. April 2009

Tweeters Unite: People Gallery

Yeah, 79 people joined Tweeters Unite since Feb 28, 2009.
let´s come together right now. see your fellows participating on our event promotion platform on bloggers unite - we happy :-)




July 4th 2009 - intern. Day of the Kiss
write articles, make a movie, share ideas and visions, post pics, be creative.

send us your suggestions for e.g. charity organisations, events, people etc. you think should be supported by tweeters unite.


Thank You All, lovely people!
Yours, Cassie




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  1. Invitation: Join the Event on Bloggers Unite / Tweeters Unite
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  5. April 16 - Readers Appreciation Day!
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Donnerstag, 9. April 2009

Tweeters Unite: Givts from the Universe



A few months ago I was invited by a friend to join something called the TUT Adventurers Club by visiting www.tut.com and taking "the oath," which begins, "In the face of adversity, uncertainty and conflicting sensory information, I hereby pledge to remain ever mindful of the magical, infinite, loving reality I live in - a reality that conspires tirelessly in my favor."


The oath continues for another paragraph, but I got the gist and decided to sign up, deciding it couldn't hurt and that I have a lust for anything smacking of self-improvement anyway. Since then, I have received regular e-mails with the subject heading "TUT: A note from the universe." For the most part, these little messages have been uplifting, challenging and loving. It as never occurred to me that with a single mouse click I could unsubscribe from the Universe itself. I need all the help I can get.

After a while, I began browsing the actual TUT Web site, and I became intrigued by Mike Dooley, the guy who put all of this together. I noticed that he had a couple of books in the offing, Lost in Space (TUT $5.95) and Totally Unique Thoughts: Reminders of Life's Everyday Magic (TUT $8.95). I was most interested in a 12 CD set called Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Living Your Dreams (TUT $129.40), which is a full 12 hours of Dooley himself laying out his compelling philosophical take on what he calls the "Truths of Being." I had to take a chance, so I approached Dooley for a copy of the CD set and both books.

Twelve hours of audio is daunting in itself, but having been a fan of the "big boys" like Anthony Robbins, Wayne Dyer, Earl Nightingale, et al, I came away with the realization that Dooley is the most literate and professorial of them all. Even in casual conversational tones he betrays a dazzling intellect. His "thoughts become things" premise is used as a point of departure into everything else he covers here, and that is quite a lot: beliefs, relationships, reincarnation, angels, soul mates, UFOs, ghosts, visualization, etcetera. With Dooley, it is all about "bulldozing our limitations" and creating our own realities. We have the power to choose, we write the script ourselves, and "sin is nothing more than an honest mistake." Thankfully, Dooley reminds us that we can never manipulate others with any sort of mumbo-jumbo. It just doesn't work.


"Don't just see the magic, engage it! Challenge it! Dare it!
Dream big, with every expectation that your dreams will manifest.
Demand that they come true!
*
You're not beholden to life, life is beholden to you.
You are its reason for being. You came first."
- Mike Dooley



Dooley was raised a Catholic, but soon started to feel alienated by all of the dogma. He feels that Jesus was misrepresented. He holds that the Bible is full of "mind-blowing insights and parables" but could prove to be misleading. I enjoyed the references to the old biblical adage "as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he," but I thought James Allen and Napoleon Hill had that concept sown up. Dooley goes beyond this by telling his audience "as one believes so shall one think." An interesting slant.

Cornerstone to this philosophy is the enticing thought that anything is possible, and that the Universe itself conspires to make our thoughts reality, with the caveat that one shouldn't try too hard. We must let go a bit more and let the Universe do its job.

I found myself speculating as to why none of the heavy hitters in the self-improvement industry are taking Dooley under their wings. My theory is that Dooley is much more of an entrepreneur than I suspected, or that he is simply too intellectually elite than the others and is an untouchable to all of those Chicago or Madison Avenue types. Does Dooley's professorial approach shoot him in the foot or does this enrich his coffers more than I can comprehend?

The site itself (www.tut.com) is a model of e-commerce, is simple to navigate, and gives another insight into why Dooley doesn't have to deal with third parties: control! Launched in 1989 by Dooley, his graphic artist brother Andy (www.andydooley.com) and their mother, author cum screenwriter Sheelagh Mawe, TUT began as a T-shirt company, originally selling these from sidewalk carts, kiosks, etcetera - and eventually garnering stores at bigger malls and wholesaling to companies like Macy's and Disney World. This phase of the business closed in 1999. In July 2000, TUT's Adventurers Club was launched. The site boasts not only online shopping, but free discussion groups called e-Safaris, and will eventually host actual adventures to exotic, faraway lands. Infinite Possibilities proves Dooley to be the most literate and professional of all inspirational self-betterment gurus.

Dooley favors the Swahili greeting, "Jambo," and has morphed it to mean "glad our paths have crossed in this most amazing of all adventures called life." I am glad as well, and I believe the man is on to something. We need to see - that the truth is at our fingertips.

written and shared by Roger Yale
Los Angeles Entertainment Today

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22. Feb. / 09. April 2009

Tweeters Unite: Stephen Frey

It is fantasy that makes things up and fantasy is quite another thing.
Imagination is the ability to enter someone else’s mind. To penetrate another’s
experience. To feel what another feels: to see the world as they see it,
to suffer their pain, participate in their sins and in their triumphs,
loves, fears and hopes.

Everything we know is wrong.



Wrong. Wrong, wronger, wrongest.

Imagination is a product of memory and sympathy.
Some have it, just as some have perfect pitch or athletic hand-eye coordination.
Or maybe some can be trained to have it, I don’t know.
A paradox is that it seems harder to penetrate one’s own mind,
participate in one’s own experience and discover one’s own
feelings than those of another.

Chapeau, Stephen Frey!

Please spread the word for charity: water
amongst your 100,000 Twitter-Fans.

A cosy wink to the Members of The British Royal Society
would also be very much appreciated, Sir.


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04. Feb. / 09. April 2009

Tweeters Unite: Charity Water

Just more than two years ago I left the streets of New York City for the shores of West Africa. I'd made my living for years in the big Apple promoting top nightclubs and fashion events, for the most part living selfishly, thoughtlessly. Unhappy, I desperately needed a change in my life.


I asked myself.... What did the opposite of my life look like?

Service aboard a floating hospital with Mercy Ships, a humanitarian organization which offered free medical care in the world's poorest nations. Through surgery ships.They'd been doing it for more than 25 years, producing astonishing results -


and I'd never heard of them. Top doctors and surgeons from all over the world left their practices and fancy lives to operate for free on thousands who had no access to medical care. The organization I soon found to be full of remarkable people. The chief medical officer was a surgeon who left Los Angeles to volunteer for two weeks - 19 years ago. He never looked or went back.

I was offered the position of ship photojournalist, and immediately traveled to Africa. At first, being the Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court felt strange. I traded my spacious midtown loft for a 150-square-foot cabin with bunk beds, roommates and cockroaches. Fancy restaurants were replaced by a mess hall feeding 400+ Army style. A prince in New York, now I was living in close community with 350 others. I felt like a pauper.

But once off the ship, I realized how good I really had it. In new surroundings, I was utterly astonished at the poverty that came into focus through my camera lens. Often through tears, I documented life and human suffering I'd thought unimaginable. In West Africa, I was a prince again. A king, in fact.

A man with a bed and clean runningwater and food in my stomach.
I fell in love with Liberia - a country with no public electricity, running water or sewage - Living in a leper colony and exploring remote villages, I put a face to the world's 1.2 billion living in poverty. Those living on less than $365 a year - money I used to spend on a bottle of Grey Goose vodka at a fancy club. Before tip.



Our medical staff would hold patient intake "screenings" and thousands would wait in line to be seen, many afflicted with deformities even Clive Barker hadn't thought of. Enormous, suffocating tumors - cleft lips, faces eaten by bacteria from water-borne diseases. I learned many of these medical conditions also existed here in the west, but were taken care of - never allowed to progress. The amount of blind people with no access to the 20 minute cataract surgery that could restore their sight - all part of this new world.

Over the next eight months, I met patients who taught me the meaning of courage. Slowly suffocating to death for years and yet pressing on, praying, hoping, surviving. It was an honor to photograph them. It was an honor to know them.

CHARITY:

For me, charity is practical. Sometimes easy, sometimes inconvenient, always necessary. It is the ability to use one's position of influence, relative wealth and power to affect lives for the better. charity is singular and achievable.

There's a biblical parable about a man beaten near death by robbers. Stripped naked, lying roadside - people pass him by, but one man stops. He picks him up and bandages his wounds. He puts him on his horse and walks alongside until they reach an inn. Checks him in and throws down his Amex. "Whatever he needs until he gets better."

Because he could.

The dictionary defines charity as simply the act of voluntarily giving to those in need. The word comes from the latin "caritas," or simply, love. In Colossians 3, the Bible instructs readers to "put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness."

Although i'm still not sure what that means, i love the idea. To wear charity.

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Scott Harrison


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02. Feb. / 09. April 2009