Thursday, June 30, 2011

Conscious Living


-- Quote of the Day --


"Never forget that life can only be nobly inspired and rightly lived if you take it bravely and gallantly, as a splendid adventure in which you are setting out into an unknown country, to meet many a joy, to find many a comrade, to win and lose many a battle."

Annie Besant


-- Positive Eco-News --

Wow! Finally someone has developed a bicycle generator! The system designed by Taiyo Denon Corp and Ito Kogy Development and Design companies - consists of 2 parts that are attached the rear wheel shaft and works in such a way that simply pedaling will generate electricity which is then stored in a specially designed device. The technology is apparently based on some wind-power generator and an electric storage device technology.



-- Conscious Discussions Talk Radio Show --

Our featured guest will be: Jenny Craig - who has a background in neurology and psychology and has studied in nine different countries. Utilizing her skills as a licensed clinical social worker and national educator, Jenny is a sought after keynote speaker. She is also a published author with three books under her belt so far. This woman is certainly inspiring and is passionate about helping others develop positive thinking patterns. Drop in the chat room if you join us live, or access the archive at your convenience via the link below:

Airs live @ 10-11 AM Pacific

   





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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

World of Writing



-- Quote of the Day -- 

" A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write  - if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be."

Abraham Maslow



-- World of Writing --

Today we have a very special guest appearing on the blog to offer information on his greatest aspirations and continuing to grow as a writer.

Shout out to: Megan Renart, publicist with PR By the Book, for sending a query our way for her client – GJ Reynolds.

GJ Reynolds, also known simply as “G,” is a passionate entrepreneur, business developer, trainer, public speaker, former U.S. soldier, and author. Reynolds’s mission is teaching people how to elevate their lives, health, and prosperity. G specializes in working with like-minded entrepreneurs and professionals who choose to raise the bar. In his debut book - The Playful and Powerful Warrior within YOU! – we find a journey of deep depression and suicidal thoughts to living a playful, powerful. His goal is to evoke lasting life changes, bringing readers one step closer to being empowered to live their goals, dreams, and aspirations. A passionate entrepreneur, business developer, and public speaker who dedicates his life to helping others improve their health and prosperity, G shares his tips for life success and his personal story, which was riddled with setbacks and a dangerous depression. During his darkest moment, he contemplated suicide until he remembered his reason for living: helping others and showing them how to climb out of darkness. For information visit: www.powerfulwarrior.com

Q: As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?  

Like most children, I often looked forward at becoming a super hero.  I remember when a brand new show came on.  It highlighted the two caped crusaders of Batman and Robin.  I loved to see how each and every adventure Batman had a new gadget from his tool belt or "Bat Belt".  His super powers were that of using his brains and having the cool gadgets to overcome each and every obstacle.  So for me, I wanted to be Batman when I grew up!

Q: How would a good friend describe you?  

Most of my friends I have know for over five years.  Many of these relationships started out first as a working relationship and then into a friendship.  Most would describe me as self driven, self motivated, caring, trustworthy and passionate.  "When focused GJ is able to accomplish his objectives."  --This is how my friends would describe me. 

Q: What are your long-range and short-range goals and objectives?

It became clear for me ten years ago what my long term goals in life are now. Over the past ten years, I have gone through a major transformation.  I have realized what makes me tick and what is truly important in me living a happy, whole and balanced life.  In knowing this, I have created my long range goals into assisting millions of people world wide in transforming their life, health and prosperity.  My short range goals are to continue to market my book - The Playful and Powerful Warrior within YOU! - and to assist others in being healthy with our 90 day challenge.

Q: How do you plan to accomplish your goals?  

I have always been a consistent goal setter.  I have realized the starting point for all achievement is desire. Strong desires are the catalyst to produce more intense and sustained action.  Determining a course of action and establishing a timetable for achievement are essential ingredients in planning.  Also having belief and the ability to have absolute faith and conviction that my goals, and planning will be conceived, I will be able to achieve in assisting one person at a time!

Q: How do you determine or evaluate success?  

Since I was a young boy, both Coach Dale Brown and Coach John Wooden have been tremendous influences on me.  They have done the best job in showing and teaching me what true success is all about.

Coach John Wooden said it best:

 “Success is peace of mind that can be obtained from the self satisfaction of knowing that I have made the effort to do the very best of which I am capable.

Q: What inspires you? 

I receive personal inspiration when I rise up from a certain place in life and choose to overcome whatever obstacle(s) I may face.  Let’s face it, struggles are necessary. They are God’s way of allowing us to expand, develop, progress, and become stronger.  Warriors persevere. Warriors have the ability to change their circumstances in life. Warriors have always known persistence and perseverance are key ingredients in success.

Q: What is your greatest life lesson?

Each and every day is a gift and I have the opportunity  to choose how I live it. The only things I am able to control are my thoughts, words, and actions. I determine how I respond to challenges, difficulties, and setbacks. The good news is that every time I respond in a positive and constructive manner, I become stronger and more knowledgeable.  I am more capable of  dealing with the next situation, challenge, difficulty, or setback that comes along. Whatever the obstacle put in my path, I am able to recognize or find a way to go over it, under it, around it, through it, or simply just let it be.

Q: How do you put that into practice? 

 I understand each day is a new opportunity for choice and to re-start if necessary.  Doing my best and giving my best effort is the best I am able to do.  In the event I do something and realize after wards that I could do better, then I am always able to choose again. In most cases, I may require practice, practice, and more practice before I am operating at my best. 

Q: What is your contribution to society?  

There is only one kind of life that truly wins: one that has major impact on others in a positive way.  I have personally witnessed the power of leaving a legacy. My parents’ current living legacy has shown me how to live a productive and purpose-driven life. They have always encouraged me to be all that I could be and am and to live a life with purpose. Their positive encouragement to be my best and go after what honors me has assisted me in being able to go after my goals, dreams, and aspirations with purpose  I choose to live a life with purpose that positively impacts millions of people.  

Q: Do you have any suggestions to help others become a better writer? 

One of the most powerful things you are able to do is share your story. Love it, live it, and share it.  Sharing your personal story will have impact on at least one other human being.   Share your story! 





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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Save Money !


 -- Quote of the Day --

I thought I'd start us off today with something lighthearted to brighten the day:

"In the beginning, the universe was created. This made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad idea." 

~ Douglas Adams


-- Conscious Discussions Talk Radio Show --
Today we'll be talking about 2nd hand shopping - Our guest, Diana Tenes, is passionate about recycling and used clothing and other similar retailers. She even designed film costumes for Hollywood legends – Cicely Tyson and Louise Fletcher. Diana holds a degree in fashion design and a Bachelors in Conceptual Design and Performance Art. When she isn’t speaking somewhere, acting or writing she is producing or directing something… this is one active woman. Check out her site and look for information on her book about frugal shopping titled: 90% Off Every Day.

Drop into the chat room if you are listening live, or access the archived show later on via the link below:
Live: 10-11 AM Pacific

 
 






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Monday, June 27, 2011




-- Quote of the Day --


I’d like to encourage everyone to grow something they can eat just for the experience and to see that it is so easy. Whether it is some herbs in a pot on the patio or in a window box… anyone can do it if you have a little bit of light and a little bit of space. …And the more of us who grow a little bit of our own (food), the better it will be for our planet. …Growing a Row for the Needy was started by the National Garden Association of America …it is so easy to do. 
…Share it with a neighbor, or an elderly person… 
it is just a wonderful gift to give something you have grown.” 

Find the full discussion - Sunday Gardening, with Guest Daria Bowman that aired back on April 17 via this link:





-- Brummet's in the Media --

I have been invited to do a radio interview with: WIN (Weening away from the Insights of Negativity) - Monday (today) from 11am-12pm eastern...8-9AM Pacific. The host is a student of communications in this university: Tekneshia Day...
Find the interview and university radio show at: www.claytonstateradio.com 



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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Zero Waste & Green Technology


-- Quote of the Day --

"There is no such thing as a 'self-made' man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts as well as our successes."

~ George Adams


-- Conscious Discussions Talk Radio --

Today at 10-11 AM we are putting on a live Positive Eco-News segment out for you via the Conscious Discussions Talk Radio show. The topic will focus on Zero Waste and Green Technology. Drop in the chat room if you join us live, or access the archive at your convenience via this link:




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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Solar Power & Prize Winners




-- Contest Prize Winners Announced --

Dave drew names randomly for the latest contest...  http://consciousdiscussions.blogspot.com/2011/06/summer-begins.html 
 ...

and the winners are (insert drum roll here):

Sarah C. (1st Prize) and Sapphyria (runner up)

Congratulations to our winners who will receive: one package of 4 bookmarks and one package of two bookmarks for the runner-up. Winners will receive the bookmarks via mail. 


-- Solar Homes --
Today's article comes to us from Retta Terresa who says that if our readers are interested in solar power they might want to look at:

 
What You Need to Start Solar Power at Home

You may be starting to think about implementing solar power in your home and wondering where to start, this article will take you through some of the initial steps you have to think about if you want to "Go Solar" around your home.

The first questions you need to answer are

1. Do you actually know how much electricity you require to run your home
2. Are you looking to go completely of the grids - stop using power from the utility company
3. Are you looking to just supplement your current power needs.

To answer these questions the first step would be to have a look at your current electric bill.

With the online service you now get from most power companies you can see a chart of your monthly usage throughout the year. From this you could average the total, or if you are looking at going completely of the grid you will have to look at your peak demand to ensure you always have enough power.

From this you can estimate the number and size of PV (photovoltaic) modules you need. Photovoltaic is the method almost all solar cells use to convert sunlight into electricity. So look at the size of you south facing rooftop and calculate the number and size of modules you require. Each module will generate a certain amount of power at a given cost. When connected the right way the modules add up, so finding the total output (and cost) is equally as easy.


Depending on where you live the sun doesn't shine all day every day. It's dark at night, obviously. Rain and heavy cloud cover will reduce the amount of insolation, as it's called. Other uncontrollable factors reduce the amount of sunlight available. So, almost anyone going 'off grid' will want a battery storage system. Those not taking the complete plunge can draw power from the local utility company during those times.


The power company will also insist on inspecting your system before finalizing any agreement. In fact, most municipalities will require that you have your system inspected and approved even if you go entirely off grid. They need to ensure that it's implemented in a way that's safe for local lineman. During power outages they have to assume there's no power running through the lines. Your system has to be installed in a way that guarantees that.


The average homeowner wouldn't have the skills required to install and safely connect the system so you will have to remember to factor this into the final installation costs.


With the price of panels and batteries falling and continuing to do so and the price of electricity continuing to rise, the initial outlay may seem a large, but this cost should be offset against what you would pay for electricity from the power company over the lifetime of the system, usually about 20 years without substantial replacements.


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Friday, June 24, 2011

Business Tips



-- Quote of the Day --


“…Having contingency plans is really important, you need to find ways of substituting creativity for cash allowing you to stretch the budget farther. …being very flexible is even more important because you will find unexpected obstacles that you may have to regroup quickly sort of on the fly. …The importance of marketing is kind of like the Achilles Heal for businesses, you really need to move from thinking of marketing as ‘selling’ as opposed to marketing as ‘sharing’.



~ Effective Business Start-up Strategies with Karin Abarbanel - *Check out the full interview via the hyper-linked title. 



 -- Chatter --

 Well, yesterday we had all kinds of technical issues happening - some were caused by the new switchboard we have on the radio show - so I'll take some time this morning to make the necessary corrections to the audio and reload it on to the radio show for you. I apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused to our listeners or our special featured guest. Sometimes technology just sends us a burp that we have to work out.


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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Instinct, Intuition, Cellular Memory




-- Quote of the Day --

"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. Therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature."

~ Marcus Aelius Aurelius


 -- Conscious Discussions Talk Radio Show -- 

Today on the Conscious Discussions Talk Radio show we have a special guest lined up for you – Mr Frank Huguenard … a professional film-maker who creates productions about living consciously and he is also the founder of the Bountiful Garden Organization. Just as the alternative medicine industry has grown, so is the field of psychology… minds are now opening to other cultures concepts of the psyche changing the professional industry as it grows to understand how and why instinct, intuition and cellular memory works. 

Join us for the live broadcast 10-11 AM (Pacific) or access the archived episode anytime via the link below:



 
 -- Conscious Living Events --

June 23-25
Canadian Association of Recycling Industries Convention
Whistler, BC (Canada)


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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

World of Writing Interview


-- Conscious Living Events --

Candle Night Summer/Winter Solstice--June 22, 2011
Turn off the lights, and take it slow,  for two hours from 8 to 10 p.m., on the evening of June 22. Candle Night encourages people to turn off the lights and to spend some quality time in the candlelight.

-- World of Writing --

Most of our readers are already aware that we offer occasional mini-World-of-Writing segments on this blog. Today we have a special guest line up for you - I think you'll enjoy what she has to say about the world of writing :)

I’d like to start with a shout out to Kat Sanborn, Editorial Associate with Cleis Press and Viva Editions (VivaEditions.com) for sending a query our way for today’s featured guest.

Author Susyn Reeve joins us today – she is a self-esteem expert, life coach and Inter-Faith Minister. Her published books include: Choose Peace & Happiness, With Forgiveness – Are You Ready, The Gift of the Acorn, and the upcoming Inspired Life. She is here to talk about here experiences in the genre of non-fiction book writing. Find today’s featured guest at: www.withforgiveness.com or at: www.self-esteem-experts.com

Q: Who inspired you to pursue a career in writing?

I have been an avid reader all my life, I can see in my mind's eye my treasured copy of Little Women that I received as a birthday gift as a child. I have always loved how reading expanded my experience of the world - opening doors to relationships and cultures that were outside of my daily experience.  In addition, I have kept a journal since I received a diary as a birthday gift when I was seven.  So rather than one particular person inspiring me - it has been a combination of books and the writing of my experiences that has most influenced me to pursue writing.

Q:
How does writing help you make a difference in the world? 

Writing has expanded my reach.  Particularly given the Internet, it is possible to reach people throughout the world.  I have been blessed to be invited into people's lives through my work as a coach and Inter-Faith Minister.  Through working with tens of thousands of people throughout my career I have learned what makes a difference between people who have healthy vibrant self-esteem and those who feel victimized by the circumstances of their lives.  My writing allows me to share what I have learned and offer hope and guidance to people, throughout the world, who desire to feast on the precious gift of life.

Q:
Can you tell us what editors typically look for in a query letter or project proposal?

I have never written a query letter and am quite familiar with project proposals.  It is crucial to have a clearly articulated description of your proposed project, including a synopsis, table of contents, sample chapters and through your bio a clear reason why you are the qualified to write your book - all of this relates to the content.  I have found that it is sometimes even more important to demonstrate that there is a market for your project and that you have access to that market.  Being able to identify your competition, and how your book is unique combined with a clear marketing plan is mandatory information for editors.

Q:
What do you do when you are not writing? 

I have a website that I add content to (www.Self-Esteem-Experts.com) and a Transformational Coaching practice.  I work with clients in corporate settings to develop and embody Leadership skills; and privately with individuals and groups, partnering and guiding people to deepen and expand their capacity to give and receive love through cultivating a loving relationship with themselves.  Many of my clients are therapists, coaches and clergy.  I am a teacher of teachers.

Q:
What gave you the idea (inspiration) for this book? 

My new book, The Inspired Life:  Unleashing Your Mind's Capacity for Joy  (due out in September 2011 - Viva Editions) is inspired by my personal experience and what I have learned from my clients - happiness, living an inspired, life is an inside job.  I am personally deeply committed to - being the change I wish to see in the world -  contributing to the world by nourishing peace and love in my life. I want my grandchildren and their children's children to live in a world were cooperation, community, kindness, compassion and love are consciously cultivated.  As a teen I wrote in my journal, What would the world be like if everyone loved themselves?  This question has informed my life and has been a source or inspiration for me to offer a map for living an inspired life in my new book.

Q: What is the important role that writers play in today’s world? 

Writers are artists who use words as their medium.  We paint word pictures that have the power to open readers to new worlds and ideas.  I find in my non-fiction writing that while I present information, it is through the stories that I share, from my personal experience or the experience of my clients, that allows readers to see that they are not alone - as well as offer a new perspective in meaning they give to their experiences.  Words are real things, they are the expression of our thoughts, and in the beginning there was the Word... and it through our thoughts expressed as words that life is created.


*Don't forget to enter the contest that Dave and Lillian have going on this week: http://consciousdiscussions.blogspot.com/2011/06/summer-begins.html 



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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer Begins!


-- Conscious Living Events --

Summer Begins today, officially it is the first day of summer. I hope all the families out there enjoyed celebrating Father's Day this weekend. There is another event happening today that you may find of interest:

Today, June 21st, officials and leaders of various organizations from Canada, Mexico and the US will meet in a public forum on e-waste. They will be answering many questions like:

What the greatest obstacles to e-waste recover and recycling might be
How we can protect the environment and the local economy
What can be done to raise public participation

...and many others.

Info:
Commission for Environmental Cooperation (based in Montreal, Quebec)
(514) 350-4300
Website: www.cec.org



-- Brummets in the Media --

Join me at the Best People We Know radio show with host, Deb Scott. Deb is passionate about inspiring individuals to transform the bad into good. She is a radio host, author, Certified Professional Coach and motivational speaker. Her main site is: GreenSkyAndBlueGrass.com
Live at 11 AM (Eastern) / 8 AM (Pacific) -- *This show will be archived for those who cannot make the live broadcast.

Info:


-- Midsummer's Eve GiveAway Hop Contest --

Midsummer's Eve Giveaway Hop is now accepting entries.






In a contest that we put on earlier this year we had experienced such a wonderful response to the bookmark packages that we decided to offer bookmarks as a prize for this contest as well. 

About the bookmarks:

Green living is important to us, and we practice this concept in every way we can from whom we choose to network with, to the in house supplies we purchase, and extend this into other areas from the publishers, advertisers and the printers we choose to work with. We love the idea of bookmarks - they have enough room to celebrate the beauty that nature brings us with incredible images by award-winning photographer: Dave Brummet. Bookmarks don't often end up in people's junk drawers or recycling bins... they are used, all the time, and by many  members of the household. 

We chose to have our bookmarks printed on high quality durable paper so that they will last years and years - I have some of the first editions we had printed a decade ago that are still in use. We spent a lot of time researching suppliers to make sure that we could find a producer of quality print products that contain a high percentage of recycled paper and are printed with only veggie inks (some inks - including some of the "soy-based" inks, contain petroleum products). After searching and researching for months we found a fantastic printer - who happened to be located in our very own province of BC (South-Western Canada).

To Enter:
Simply leave a comment on this blog along with your email address to enter the prize draw which will be held on June 25th (in the morning) - leaving lots of time for people to get their entries in.  *To protect your email address (from the possibility of spammers and spiders on the Internet) simply do something like this: 
ldbrummet (at) yahoo (dot) com

*I'll manually remove the spaces and to replace the stuff in the parentheses with the proper info.

Of course we always appreciate anyone that spreads the word about our work via social networking sites or 'follow' and mark us as 'friends' here on the blog or other social networking sites, or simply post something in their blog or newsletter about our work - but it isn't necessary to do so in order to qualify for entry in this contest. Leave your comment and email address and you're entered :)

The prize includes:
one package of 4 bookmarks and one package of two bookmarks for the runner-up. Winners will receive the bookmarks via mail.

To view the bookmark images visit: 


Check out the other 250+ blogs that are offering prizes as part of the Midsummer's Eve Giveaway Hop:

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Being a Part of the Whole


-- Quote of the Day --

 
  " A human being is part of a whole - called by us, the 'Universe'... He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest -- a kind of optical delusion of his consciuosness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."

~ Albert Einstein


-- Referral Corner --

Check out these recommended resources:

The Better World Shopping Guide: www.betterworldshopper.com
 dedicated to providing people with a comprehensive, up-to-date, reliable account of the social and environmental responsibility of every company on the planet AND making it available in practical forms that individuals can use in their everyday lives. They specifically address human rights, environmental issues, animal protection, community involvement and social justice

Child Slavery Action Blog: www.stopchildslavery.com - Check out this very important blog to learn more about how to protect today's children from tragedies, abuse and more.






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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

 Happy Father's Day everyone!  :)


-- Quote of the Day --


“You may little suspect the fullness of someone’s character just from reviewing your memories. Your father’s character, say, goes on unfolding and you go on learning about him, from him. 
He returns to mind in flashbacks and reveries. 
As you age, and you become more like him, he often feels nearer.
A glimpse in the mirror, a dish in the restaurant, a joke in an old movie and traits of his light up never having been noticed before. 
Under scrutiny, the images reveal more and more …teaching still”


~ James Hillman

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Bio-gas & Corporate Responsibility



-- Quote of the Day --

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying - 'I will try again tomorrow'. "

~ Mary Anne Radmacher


-- Positive Eco-News -- 


Bio-gas is now becoming an option for Fortis customers in BC Canada. We now have the option of signing up to be notified when the renewable natural gas is available (made from Canadian farm waste and landfill off-gassing) – this is totally cool and I signed up for this right away. Apparently the amount will be limited to 10% of the content, but hopefully with consumer demand showing support it will grow to a larger percentage soon. According to their literature and their site, their staff have many community volunteer projects on the go all the time. It’s really amazing what their employees have accomplished.

Find out more at: Fortisbc.com


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Friday, June 17, 2011

You Can Be a Catalyst


-- Quote of the Day --

" I am personally convinced that one person can be a change catalyst, a transformer of any situation, any organization. Such an individual is yeast that can leaven an entire loaf. It requires vision, initiative, patience, respect, persistence, courage, and faith to be a transforming leader."

~ Stephen Covey


-- Referral Corner -- 

The Akanksha Foundation is a non-profit organization with the vision to one day equip all students with the education, skills and character they need to lead empowered lives. Akanksha works primarily in the field of education, addressing non formal education through the Akanksha centre and also formal education through the Akanksha Schools.

Over the past 20 years, the organization has expanded from 15 children in one centre to over 3500 children in 58 centres and 6 schools. A commitment is made to support each child by giving him or her a strong educational foundation, a good time, self esteem and values, and to help them plan how they can earn a steady livelihood as a step towards improving their standard of living.


Find them at: www.akanksha.org

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Oasis is another non-profit organization in the same area as the resource listed above. The organization members literally walk alongside the poor and the excluded, empowering people to find their voice, address injustice and strengthen communities.

Check them out at: www.oasisindia.org




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