Tuesday, May 31, 2011

size 16, and migraines, and heartburn Oh My! by Pamela Horton

Five years ago, I was a size 16 and suffered from debilitating migraines and heartburn.  Pepcid and Imitrex were a norm for me.  Like many of you,  I was under a great deal of stress, for a number of reasons.  The main reason was that I had just lost my Mom to colon cancer.  It was her second battle with the disease in 8 years.  

I was confused as to why my maternal grandparents lived well into their ninety's while my Mom barely made it to age 68.  Why did my mother suffer and die from such an awful disease while my grandparents passed quietly of, well, old age?  My mother also battled with her weight over the years.  What was different?  I knew the answers, intuitively.  The real question quickly became, "Was I prepared to acknowledge the differences and be disciplined enough to make the necessary changes?"

Sunday, May 29, 2011

How many minutes a day do you hear quiet?

Driving the other afternoon, I passed a junior high school that had just dismissed the students for the day.  As I drove by the "walkers" I couldn't help notice that each student, boy and girl, had some device that their eyes were glued to. They were totally absent from their surroundings.  Of course my brain took itself on a journey wondering how often these young adolescents miss an opportunity to just be in their own company and observe their surroundings.  Hence my question to you....How many minutes a day do you hear quiet?

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Mainstream Media Finally Acknowledging College Bubble

NIA, National Inflation Association, believes the U.S. government needs to end all financial aid to students immediately. There is nothing in the U.S. constitution that authorizes the U.S. government to be in the student loan business. If there were no government student loans and grants, all Americans would be able to afford college and the quality of education would be far superior to what it is today.

Memorial Day weekend

I am grateful for the real meaning behind our cookouts, get togethers and long weekend. Thank you to all those who have served and are serving our country. Thank you for the sacrifices you and your families have made.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Why I wanted to blog.

My name is Pamela Horton.  I am a straightforward, no nonsense, very creative and persistent woman, wife and mother.  I practice being the best person I can be on a daily basis.   Sometimes I excel at it.  Other times I bomb at it.  This post is to provide you with a snippet of why I want to blog in a world where it seems that everyone has a blog and is an author &/or a motivational speaker.  I feel compelled to share tidbits of what I've learned along the road of life with respect to personal development.

I want to blog because I see so many people separated from who they really are.   Many people seem to no longer hear their inner voice.  One's inner voice is what can keep a person on the tracks of joy and bliss.  It is this disconnection that I am passionately driven to offer examples on how to listen to your gut instinct and to act on it.  It is my belief that without a connection to your inner core, you can experience more grief and unhappiness which develops into painful patterns.  I want to help people shed these painful patterns.   I teach a combination of smoking cessation and lifestyle classes to the employees of CT employers.  Much to my pleasurable surprise, the participants and I connect on a pure and unmasked level.  I find the classes incredibly satisfying and inspirational, especially when I think of the rare and meaningful moments, the moments when someone has an A Ha, clarifying realization.  My heart warms when I can actually feel their relief and witness birth to their mini break throughs.  I think authoring my own blog is a perfect arena for me to journal and share inspirational food for thought.  It helps me determine whether I imagine my passion and ability to inspire others or if it is real.  If it is real, what are my next steps?
I am a woman who has experience in matters of freeing myself from the shackles of what some identify baggage, painful baggage.  My hope is to influence an individual with whom I would not normally have the opportunity to “meet” if it weren’t for this venue.  I wish to inspire someone who is ready, much in the same way I was, to stop defending against perceived attacks, deflecting the truth of a matter and dismissing the real YOU.  I want to be of service to and surround myself with those who seek a truthful, loving, peaceful, joyous and the best possible life experience.  I am ready when YOU are.

 I am so looking forward to sharing with and learning about YOU.  Please join as a member and feel free to comment on the posts.

Wishing you a centered day,
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