Tag Archive 'Mentor'

Nov 29 2009

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Pro Blogger Mentor or Advisor Wanted!

I started this website as a newbie, learning from scratch the technical end of how to do this site with no experience or background. I have learned so much and still have so much more to learn…it’s been a welcomed experience. I had no idea what it takes to set up and develop a website…I just woke up one day and decided that this is where my future was. I have not fully developed this website you are viewing. I never even knew what a blog was let alone dealing with plugins, themes, widgets and I still don’t understand the codes one bit! I learn each time I attempt to post or change the theme (not again…if ever!)  or just put images in the side columns.

One day, I logged in to find all of the images in my two side columns that have been there for months – were no longer there or visible! So where did they go? I haven’t got a clue to this day. I’m just grateful I can log in to the admin panel and somewhat find my way around. I have all of these inactive plugins because I read somewhere that they were the cure-all, fix-all for everything I needed. Most of them only brought grief and more headaches just to figure out that they served no helpful purpose. I think I have the basic necessities in place now…maybe not!

So, I can already feel the laughter from the pros and blog masters that can sit back in a comfy chair and think all kinds of thoughts about a newbie like me! Instead of laughing at me…how about laugh with me and share some real experience with me. I’ve refused to spend a dime on any program that promises all this magic and instant success! I have taken a few free tutorial programs…jeez…that’s how I got this far.

So my challenge is to see if I can get this post out to reach someone with a sincere desire to assist a newbie that has gone as far you can see right here on my website…and find someone…yes that would be YOU!…to take a little bit of time to help me and teach me more of the basics, understanding of my host…hostgator, WordPress as my watchamacallit…my cpanel, SEO benefits and how to’s, some of this dashboard stuff that baffles me….still with me? I hope to monetize at some point as well and could use the benefit of an experienced blogger to save me hours and weeks of frustration. I have some ideas I would like to run by someone that knows their stuff…that would be you!

I can trade services; life coaching, recovery, compassion, understanding and friendship….Now the challenge is on…I know you are reading this and reluctantly thinking….”she is not talking to or about me!” Wrong…I am speaking directly to you right now. I know this and so do you…why do you think you read this far? I’m waiting to hear from you today! I’ll save you the time to go to my contact form, just email me at live-life-today@live.com Now we are really talking…thanks “Gus”…just kidding! You know and I know.

Oh, yes, my name is Kathi, just in case you didn’t get that far…my gratitude is with you already! I’d be willing to make an arrangement to pay for services after the fact…that is after I am generating an income from this website. I know you know all of the in’s and out’s and are very successfull with your site(s)already. You usually charge for your services, but you do have a loving and giving spirit and are willing to help me out a little bit…just because it feels like the right thing to do. This will be a personally rewarding experience for both of us! I’ll be checking my email shortly, I know your email will be there…thank you!

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Sep 05 2009

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A Gentle Breeze

I have come to experience the nuances in life with a new awareness and sensitivity. The following is actually part of an email I sent to a dear friend. She encouraged me to post it. I have not posted recently due to changes and shifts in my life that I’m joyfully experiencing as the creator. I am just about ready to bring this site to life with powerful inspiration and intuitive guidance. I’m so grateful to my mentor and friend for her love and guidance.

The other morning I was having a wakeful night, so around 6:30 am I went out to the couch and lay down with the windows open. It had been a warm night, and I love to have the house open for the fresh air and gentle breezes. I have always loved the wind, i.e. the wind in my hair when I get on a swing. It is energizing. This was my experience as I put my legs up over the back of the couch and watched the sun rising, just light beams working their way through the branches of the oaks and pines:

The gentle wind is blowing, the energy is that of LOVE, it resonates within my being. This breeze touches my heart, my mind, my soul and my spirit. This gentle breeze is noticed especially when it is absent. That is when I quietly await it’s return and I know when it is there even just ever so slightly. I am still and quiet, aware and listening, for I know I can hear it before it arrives, then the softness is there. As it moves over me I am at peace. The wind chimes begins to sound with their distinctive quality and tranquil tones. I am experiencing serenity. I am fully aware of the power of the wind, it carries that which I know as the energy of Love.

I hope you enjoyed!

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May 19 2009

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My Beliefs and Experiences

I believe we create our lives by the choices we make every day. Each of our lives is a culmination of all the choices we have made thus far. So if we aren’t happy with our life today or just want more out of our lives, we can surely change that by making different choices.  

I personally have had many opportunities to learn new life skills on this journey in my life. My personal experience has brought me to living a sober life today, it was a rough journey to get from there to here. You need not be in recovery as I am to benefit from the experience of other’s. I am fortunate to have great teacher’s and mentor’s on my journey.

We have all faced a variety of challenges in life. I believe each challenge presents itself as a lesson for us to learn and grow from. Change is constant, it never stops, something is always changing. We have a choice in everything in our lives. This is life’s terms. How we live those terms is up to us.

My personal experience reveals that change is one of the most difficult areas for the personal growth needed to become the woman I desire to become. It is my experience that change is also the most rewarding time in life. Without change, we are stagnant, we are not experiencing any growth.

Life at its fullest is what my brother Jim termed as the “Four ‘L’s”: living, loving, learning and laughing. We sell ourselves short when we resist the necessary changes or don’t create the changes we want to see. This is not living life. This is a compromise that we need not accept for our lives. We each deserve a fulfilling life, we have the power within us to create the life we want.

We can learn to change our views and beliefs about change and change our choices for the changes we want to see in our life today. What a facinating place to be. Changes, choices, thoughts, beliefs; all things we are actually in control of, or at least how we experience them. To create the life we desire to set the terms by which we live our lives. Living our life on life’s terms is choosing the life we want and the terms we want to experience life by. That sounds a bit complicated when I put it like that. Actually it’s all simply a matter of choice.

It takes an honest and pure desire to create the changes we want in our lives. When we realize that we can change how we experience the unexpected changes and know that we can create the changes we desire for our lives…our live’s are forever changed. Change is the only constant in our lives…think about it.

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