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October 2010

Here and the Hereafter

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There are many fears known to the human condition, but the “mother of all fears” is the fear of death and dying. So powerfully intriguing is this fear (and what happens afterward) that it has been the subject of speculation through books, plays, movies, songs, and artwork for millennia. What happens when we die may seem like a mystery, but indeed, there are many stories that point the way to a clear answer. Since the advancement of technology that has allowed for people, who for all intents and purposes are dead to come back to life, to share their stories. Many (but not all) return with an identical experience of moving through a tunnel of light, seeing loved ones who have passed and feeling a sense of love and euphoria unparalleled here on earth. Some even come back with insights and information that they never could have had know any other way. These stories come from all over the planet, and their consistency should be explored further (see link below). But trying to measure and quantify the spiritual realms is akin to eating soup with a fork; one might get a taste, but nothing substantial as the physical and spiritual worlds (or dimensions) have very little overlap. Those of us who have had a near-death experience return with no fear of death, perhaps because this part of the hero’s journey has been conquered. Spiritual well being reminds us that while we each will experience a physical death, the life of the soul is eternal. Love is the lesson we come to earth to learn. We have nothing to fear at all.

Stress Tip for the Day:
Treat yourself this weekend to see Clint Eastwood’s movie, Hereafter. I was surprised, and delighted, to see that Mr. Eastwood nailed it; (he got it right… in the wrong hands this topic could be grossly compromised.) Bring some Kleenex! As we approach all hallow’s eve, know that this cross-quarter day in the year is regarded as a time when the veils between worlds are the thinnest, making contact with those who have passed the easiest to connect with (Halloween, as western celebration, kind of misses the boat with the costumes and candy). Also, pay attention to your dreams, as the veils between both words are the thinnest in the dream state as well.

Links, Books & Movies Worth Noting:
Currently, there is research being done on the topic of what happens after we die. This link below cites some interesting studies underway.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304248704575574193494074922.html

Photo for the Day:
In celebration of the cross-quarter day of the veils between worlds (Halloween), here is a photo of a pumpkin patch on a country road in Colorado. Happy Halloween!

Quote for the Day:
“You grow to heaven. You don’t go to heaven.” – Edgar Cayce

Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D. is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of stress management, mind-body-spirit healing and stress and human spirituality. He is the author of over 10 books including the bestsellers, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water, Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward, The Art of Calm, Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart and Managing Stress (6E). He can be reached through his website:www.brianlukeseaward.net

© Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D.

Ireland Calling…

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Plans are underway to travel once again to Ireland next summer… and you are invited. This year’s trip was so magical we have decided to host the second annual “Spirit of Ireland Journey: Ruins, Runes and Tunes.” There is way too much information and excitement to put into a blog entry, so the links below offer more insights to the trip, which by all accounts is a healing journey (on many levels). This trip offers a most authentic experience of Celtic culture, history, music and much, much more. We travel to many sacred sites in the southeast region of the Emerald Isle and participate in many private healing ceremonies combining meditations with music for a most unforgettable experience. The trip is limited to 22 people and we have 10 spots left, if interested, please visit the websites (via the links below). Irish eyes are smiling, Ireland is calling… so start packing your bags.

• Stress Tip For The Day:
Rarely do I use this forum for marketing, but since so many people have asked about next year’s trip, I thought I would share this info here: Thanks…..
This trip included many effective coping techniques for stress including guided meditation, music therapy, social support groups, the healing power of prayer, and many more. Even if you don’t have Irish roots, you will recognize the irish spirit in all of us, and that’s no blarney (wink).

• Links/Books Worth Noting:
This first link below will take you to my website page with all the other links that describe the trip;
http://www.brianlukeseaward.net/tripstoireland.html

This second link will take you to my photoblog of the 2010 trip to Ireland.
www.brianlukeseaward.net/Photogallery

• Quote for the Day:
“Magical….That’s exactly the first word I have been using to describe my amazing journey through Ireland. Thank you sooooo much Luke!! I am still high, and I know I will treasure the million different moments we experienced for a very long time! I will write more specifically later…but just wanted to say hi and to express my gratitude to you for being the catalyst for our magical mystery tour! I miss everyone too!”—In appreciation – Anne Kearney.

• Photo of the Day:
The harp is the national symbol of Ireland. Here one of our group members (Fiona) not only brought her harp, but played it here at the Cliffs of Moher. Simply magical. Thanks, Fiona!

Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D. is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of stress management, mind-body-spirit healing and stress and human spirituality. He is the author of over 10 books including the bestsellers, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water, Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward, The Art of Calm, Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart and Managing Stress (6E). He can be reached through his website:www.brianlukeseaward.net

© Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D.

On Demand This! The dark side of Impatience

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With the accessibility of practically everything at one’s fingertips these days, have you noticed how people get impatient when things are anything less than immediate? Immediate gratification has become the norm with expectations, but there is a downside: frustration when others don’t keep up to speed. Impatience is a form of anger, and there is much anger today. Research, conduced before the introduction of WiFi, suggests that the average person gets “angry” about 15 times per day. Most likely, that number is even higher now. There is a joke about time management that goes like this… Time is a way of allowing everything NOT to happen at once. Our “On demand” culture has compressed time into a mounting frustration for many people. The immediacy of information, accessibility, 24/7 shopping, and oh so much more has created a culture of impatience. BUT… you have a choice. Your can dive headfirst into the whitewaters of our “On Demand” culture or you can stand by the side of this turbulent river and take only when needed. Please choose carefully.

• Stress Tip For The Day:
Take stock of your life today. Are you someone who is impatient, even more so today than years since? Have you taken the “On demand” concept a little too far and started to demand everything your way? Despite what our cultural trends suggest, there is an order and time for everything, even if it doesn’t match your expectations. And if it doesn’t, this would suggest to fine-tune your expectations. If you choose to dive headfirst into the whitewaters of our “On demand” culture, be prepared to be thrashed by the waves that show only indifference to your demands. Remember technology is supposed to serve you, not the other way around. Remember also the art of balance in living your life.

• Links/Books Worth Noting:
This link has absolutely nothing to do with impatience, but everything to do with humor, which is a great coping technique for stress. Enjoy!
http://www.hulu.com/watch/184577/saturday-night-live-moms-on-facebook

• Quote for the Day:
“Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience.” — Albert Einstein

• Photo of the Day:
While contemplating a photograph to post with this blog entry, I mulled over the expression “glacial pace,” which then got me to thinking about glaciers, and voila, I had a photo of one: The glacial ice cap of Greenland with my impetuous tour guide posing for this shot. Enjoy!

Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D. is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of stress management, mind-body-spirit healing and stress and human spirituality. He is the author of over 10 books including the bestsellers, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water, Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward, The Art of Calm, Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart and Managing Stress (6E). He can be reached through his website:www.brianlukeseaward.net

© Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D.

Recalculating….

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If you have ever driven toward a destination with a GPS device and made a wrong turn, you know the response (often in a woman’s voice)…“Recalculating.” Being picked up at the Orlando Airport this week to speak at a conference, my friend told me she got lost on the way… even with the Garmin GPS. “Recalculating, recalculating, recalculating.” We both laughed. Perhaps it was no coincidence that my talk was about behavior change; letting go of stressful habits in favor of non-stress related behaviors— I could have called my talk, “Recalculating… the mind.” During one of the breaks, someone said to me, “Gee, wouldn’t it be great if there was a Garmin GPS “recalculating command” feature for humans when we are about to make a mistake— RECALCULATING!” I smiled and said, “There is! It’s your conscience, but few people actually listen to it.” We sharpen the edge of the Conscience sword at a young age, learning right from wrong. But there are many bad behaviors we pick up from family and friends that we don’t even know are stress producing, whether its survival skills living with an alcoholic parent or simply wanting to be accepted by our peers. We don’t know their bad behaviors until we become lost, or more aptly put, spiritually adrift. Indeed, we have a GPS device of sorts in our mind. We just need to listen to it, not ignore it.

Stress Tip for the Day:

I have talked to friends who own GPS devices who become so reliant on them that they return home and have no idea where they actually drove. Simply stated, no memory of the actual driving was imprinted on the brain. Metaphorically speaking, we can become so numb to the voice of our conscience that we walk around like zombies, just as people do the same in driving situations. The common phrase is “being clueless.” This is the reason why meditation is such an important skill to practice: Learn to become the observer in your life. Allow your conscience the opportunity to do its work.

Links, Books & Movies Worth Noting

If you ever saw the Disney movie, Pinocchio, then most likely you remember the character, Jiminy Cricket. In the original story, there was no cricket. Disney made him up to personify Pinocchio’s conscience. The movie is worth watching again (as Joseph Campbell reminded us about the power of myth) to bring us back home.

Photo for the Day:

I too, have a Garmin GPS device, and if I was home, rather in Florida, I would try to take a photo of it for today’s image. Instead, here is a photo of a white crane (not far from my ocean front hotel room) in pursuit of his dinner last night. From what I could tell, he didn’t need to recalculate any moves.

Quote for the Day:

“Conscience is man’s compass.” — Vincent van Gogh

Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D. is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of stress management, mind-body-spirit healing and stress and human spirituality. He is the author of over 10 books including the bestsellers, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water, Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward, The Art of Calm, Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart and Managing Stress (6E). He can be reached through his website:www.brianlukeseaward.net

© Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D.

Friends in Need: The Buffer Theory

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There are a multitude of coping techniques to successfully deal with stress, but one that tops the list is this: A strong support group made up of quality friends. As the expression goes, “No man (or woman) is an island!” Humans are social animals and we all need social support. As family structures continue to erode with divorce and various forms of relocation, friends serve an ever greater role in helping up cope with stress. Dozens of research studies now confirm what we all know intuitively: Good friends help buffer us from the crushing blows of stress. Sociologists are a bit concerned with the increasing number of virtual friends edging out the number of actual friends and face-to-face social encounters. Not long ago, friends (and neighbors) would bring covered dishes of food over to one’s house as a sign of support for those in need of comfort. Today many people don’t even know their neighbors, yet they have up to 500 friends on Facebook. Without a doubt, friends help us deal with the stress of life.

Stress Tip for the Day:
Show your support to one or more of your friends who are going through a stressful time. Declare this week: Take a friend to lunch week Call them up and talk in real time. Invite them over for dinner. Meet up with them for coffee, tea or a special session of ice cream therapy. Do something more than leaving a six-word sentence on Facebook. Go beyond the virtual. Get real with your friends. And….consider adding someone new to your circle of friends as well. Take time to cultivate your support group. It will prove to be the best investment you will ever make.

Links or Books Worth Noting:
Speaking of friends, a friend sent me this link… and I share it with you.. just for your LOTR fans a good and humorous parody. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yqVD0swvWU

Photo for the Day:
Several members of the 2010 Spirit of Ireland Journey group reunited for a reunion at the 2010 Mountain Retreat in Estes Park last weekend. A special bond was created among all the participants of the Emerald Isle trip, so much so, that they wanted to reunite for an encore visit in Colorado. This photo was taken prior to the concert (performed by Dan Sebranek and Mary Cortesi) who, along with yours truly, sang a set of Irish tunes including Will Ye Go Lassie Go and The Wild Rover( No, Ney Never). For sure, it was a night… and a weekend to remember.

Quote for the Day:
“I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.” —Thomas A. Edison

”A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother.” —Homer

Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D. is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of stress management, mind-body-spirit healing and stress and human spirituality. He is the author of over 10 books including the bestsellers, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water, Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward, The Art of Calm, Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart and Managing Stress (6E). He can be reached through his website:www.brianlukeseaward.net

© Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D.

Congrats to Chile for a Fantastic Rescue

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Today we honor the 33 men who were rescued from trapped over two months in a mine in Chile. Today we honor the return of the hero on the hero’s journey! Stress comes in many way, not the least of which is being confined in a small, crowded space more than two miles under the earth for a prolonged period of time. If you are having a bad day today, consider what these guys went through. Let this day (not to mention their ordeal) serve as a reminder of our highest potential.

• Stress Tip For The Day:
No matter how bad your situation might be, no matter how dire things might seem, know that there is always a way out, with help from friends, family, colleagues, even strangers and of course the divine, whatever you conceive this to be. Never give up. The triumph of the human spirit is an inherent quality in all of us!

• Links/Books Worth Noting:
If you haven’t seen this footage, check out this youtube link.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n6q4-Nar1s

• Quote for the Day:
“Giving up is the final solution to a temporary problem.” —Gerta Weiss, Nazi concentration camp survivor.

• Photo of the Day:
I took this photo of the Chilean flag while down in the Patagonia region of Chile. Today we honor the lives of all those people who made this rescue possible and we celebrate in the triumph of the human spirit as we celebrate the hero’s return home.

Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D. is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of stress management, mind-body-spirit healing and stress and human spirituality. He is the author of over 10 books including the bestsellers, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water, Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward, The Art of Calm, Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart and Managing Stress (6E). He can be reached through his website:www.brianlukeseaward.net

© Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D.

Protect Your Adrenal Glands!

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The adrenal glands are called the “stress glands.” They are known for this reason because they produce a host of hormones that prepare you for fight or flight. In essence, the adrenal glands are your protection against stress. You have two adrenal glands and each one sits on top of each of your kidneys. In addition to secreting epinephrine and nor-epinephrine, they secrete Cortisol, which is known as THE stress hormone. Dur to chronic stress, many people today are walking around with adrenal gland exhaustion; a name given to explain fatigue and lack of energy, dizziness with standing, mood and memory problems, sugar cravings, abdominal cramps, food sensitivities and possibly a suppressed immune system. When the adrenal glands fail, due to overuse syndrome, the name given to this scenario is Addison’s Disease, and this is NOT GOOD! The message for the day is this: protect your adrenals!

• Stress Tip For The Day:
Caffeine contains a substance that promotes the release of several stress chemicals in your body. It is commonly thought that a high intake of caffeine is associated with adrenal fatigue. It takes your body 8 hours to metabolize one cup of coffee. A 16 oz of Starbuck coffee contains 330 mg of caffeine, as much as 10 cans of Coke or Pepsi. The stress tip for the day is to give up caffeine for a few days and give your adrenal glands a break (remember caffeine can also be found in tea, soda and chocolate!) Here is a suggestion: consider drinking licorice tea. Licorice is considered a healthy herb for the adrenals (and in my humble opinion, Stash make the best licorice tea!)

• Links/Books Worth Noting:
Here are some more links to the topic of adrenal exhaustion.

http://www.drnorthrup.com/womenshealth/healthcenter/topic_details.php?topic_id=94

http://www.mcvitamins.com/adrenal-exhaustion.htm

• Quote for the Day:
“I put instant coffee in a microwave oven and almost went back in time. ” —Steven Wright

• Photo of the Day:
While in Vancouver, BC a while ago, a friend ordered a latte and I snapped a photo of it; a reminder of the caffeine addiction we have. It reminded me of a coffee store in Minneapolis, MN who’s mission statement read: “Our mission is to caffinate the world.” Enjoy!

Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D. is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of stress management, mind-body-spirit healing and stress and human spirituality. He is the author of over 10 books including the bestsellers, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water, Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward, The Art of Calm, Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart and Managing Stress (6E). He can be reached through his website:www.brianlukeseaward.net

© Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D.

The Pursuit of Happiness

By | eustress., happiness, joy, Life Coaching Tips for stress Management, Positive Psycholgy | No Comments

Fear and anger may be the most recognized, if not common, stress emotions, but let us not forget that there is another emotion associated with stress, specifically eustress. This emotion is joy, also referred to by some as happiness. The emerging field of positive psychology has placed joy and happiness as a big X on the psychological treasure map. The search for happiness has begun in earnest in all corners of the globe. A quick look at the titles in the self-help section of any bookstore, from authors including the Dalai Lama, Harvard professors and HBO comedians, reveals that the pursuit of happiness is a hot commodity in the age of 21st century stress. Simply stated: Joy is the antitheses of distress. While some researchers in the field of positive psychology insist that joy is the anticipation of an event, spiritual luminaries suggest that happiness is a state of living in the present moment. Happiness, however, isn’t just a psychological issue. It appears to be a leading economic indicator as well, which may explain why experts in the field of economics also contribute significant amounts of research to the happiness data collection. Interestingly, the Asian country of Bhutan measures their country’s growth not just in GDP (Gross Domestic Product) but GDH (Gross Domestic Happiness). Other countries, such as England and France are considering similar measures. Is happiness a function of nature or nurture? Experts suggest that it is combination of both.

• Stress Tip For The Day:
The pursuit of happiness is an internal quest. No amount of external possessions or experiences can create long-term happiness. Nor can money buy happiness, though lord knows, people surely try this method. First and foremost, happiness is a perception—and we have the choice to choose our own thoughts. In the words of Abraham Lincoln, “People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Can you jumpstart your happiness quotient? Yes! Start by making a list of all the things you are grateful for in your life. Don’t stop till you reach 100. Being of service to others in need is also a great way to find balance your scale of emotions. Finally, be on the lookout for things that make you smile each day. Take time to nurture the nature of your happiness!

• Links/Books Worth Noting:
This link below is based on a book called The Happiness Project. While there is no specific recipe for happiness, this website has some interesting information. Please check it out:

http://www.happiness-project.com/

• Quote for the Day:
“The Constitution guarantees the pursuit of happiness. You have to catch it yourself.”— Ben Franklin

• Photo of the Day:
I consider myself a pretty happy guy, but there are moments in my life that rank up there as unadulterated eurphoria. Just last month, while swimming in the South Pacific— near the island of Moorea, I had the pleasure to be joined by a baby humpback whale. UNREAL! I am still on Cloud #9 from that experience. Here is the proof. Enjoy!

Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D. is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of stress management, mind-body-spirit healing and stress and human spirituality. He is the author of over 10 books including the bestsellers, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water, Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward, The Art of Calm, Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart and Managing Stress (6E). He can be reached through his website:www.brianlukeseaward.net

© Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D.

Stress and Impatience

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In this age of instant gratification, there is a corresponding increase in impatience. The ability to call up information in seconds, the ability to access virtually anybody through voice mail, email or text message, the ability to access money through an ATM machine or nuke something quickly in the microwave; these are just some of the many examples that bring the world to our fingertips in a second. So when things don’t appear instantly, people tend to get upset (for the best example, look no further than today’s political scene). Impatience is a form of anger, perhaps today the most common form of anger. Every episode of anger begins with an unmet expectation. Impatience is filled with unmet expecations. Experts refer to Americans as the “entitlement generation,” because by and large, we have such great expectations for immediacy, most of which come down to a selfish nature, all of which sow the seeds for stress, if we let it.

• Stress Tip For The Day:
Are you an impatient person? Do you have high expectations for how life is supposed to be? Do you get easily flummoxed when things don’t happed quickly? Do you tend to lose your temper at other people’s inability to do things quickly? Stop and take a look at your expectations throughout the course of the day today. Take time to fine tune your expectations. In no uncertain terms, patience is a virtue.

• Links/Books Worth Noting:
This video link has nothing to do with impatience, but everything to do with inappropriate behavior: cyber bullying. I was astonished to hear a college student on the news yesterday say the students need to be told (educated) what is appropriate to post on the internet. Apparently, (and quite sadly) what seems like obvious manners, civility and politeness is something not being taught by parents. The senseless death of the Rutger’s University Student last week was one of several deaths due to cyberbullying. Please take a moment to watch this video clip:

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=592846987806

• Quote for the Day:
“I was imprisoned in China for 6 and a half years, falsely accused of being a spy. How did I surive? In China we are taught patience. I realized I had many years to practice it.” —Nien Cheng

• Photo of the Day:
While it might have been appropriate to have a photo of a someone banging on an ATM machine for their money, or yelling “Hurry up” at a microwave machine, I thought a relaxaing photo of Machu Picchu, with some Llamas might be nice to look at today. Enjoy! (By the way, it must have taken a LOT of patience to build this, not to mention the Inca trails to get to it.

Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D. is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of stress management, mind-body-spirit healing and stress and human spirituality. He is the author of over 10 books including the bestsellers, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water, Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward, The Art of Calm, Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart and Managing Stress (6E). He can be reached through his website:www.brianlukeseaward.net

© Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D.

Island Time: Stress Management Polynesian Style

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You notice something immediately when you arrive on an island, whether it’s in the South Pacific, the Caribbean or even off the coast of Maine; the pace of life is much slower—as it should be. The pace of life in the islands even has a name; “island time.” There is no rush to get anywhere. There is no rush to do anything. In fact, there is no urgency whatsoever! Things are taken down several pegs from the rapid pace of city life, for that matter, suburban life, and most likely, country life as well. People look a bit younger than their true age, because they have learned to pace themselves for the distance of their lives. In working on some new revision for the 7th edition of my textbook, Managing Stress, I came across a study done by Expedia.com on vacations. As it turns out, many people never make it “To the islands,” or anywhere else for that matter. The reason being….They cancel their vacations because they feel the need to stay at work. Expedia calls their annual study, The International Vacation Deprivation™ Survey (www.vacationdeprivation.com.) If you eavesdrop on people’s conversations these days, most likely you will hear people making reference (not only to Staycations, but…) to time speeding up. It’s an illusion. It is only our racing minds that make time seem like its running away at light speed.

• Stress Tip For The Day:
You don’t have to pack your bags and fly to the islands (any island) to adopt the pace of “island time.” All you need do is recognize the pace of life you are living and reduce your speed. Adopting “Island Time” includes driving slower (the actual speed limit). It means talking slower—and listening after you get done speaking. It means eating slower and chewing your food before swallowing. It also means just sitting down for a stretch and enjoying the present moment, rather than reliving the past or worrying about the future. Island time is an attitude that brings us back to our natural state of being., and after all, we ARE human beings, not human doings!

• Links/Books Worth Noting:
Speaking of time, this is a pretty cool clock, and most likely unlike one you have ever seen before.
http://www.poodwaddle.com/worldclock.swf

For those who might be interested in my island time experience, here is a link to the draft of an article I wrote about my trip to Tahiti for the online magazine, Authentic Living.

www.authenticliving.com/journey/polynesian-paradise.html

• Quote for the Day:
“If life gives you limes, make margaritas.” —Jimmy Buffet

• Photo of the Day:
This photo was taken while on a drive around the island of Bora Bora. Many small islands (called motu’s) surround the main island including this one. Enjoy!

Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D. is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of stress management, mind-body-spirit healing and stress and human spirituality. He is the author of over 10 books including the bestsellers, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water, Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward, The Art of Calm, Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart and Managing Stress (6E). He can be reached through his website:www.brianlukeseaward.net.

© Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D.