Thursday, March 31, 2011

Zen Horse

Training Tip of the Week:
By Clinton Anderson

Become a body language expert.

If you want to be an effective horse trainer, you need to tune into body language and be aware of both yours and your horse’s. If you want to be a great horseman, you not only need to be aware of body language, but you have to understand and be able to use it effectively. There’s no way around that. A great horseman can communicate with his horse through almost invisible commands; the horse reads his body language and effortlessly moves with him.

Thanks Clint...I also find this to be true with humans as well. Reading body language helps in communicating desires, in selling there is a pain and pleasure meter, the job of the seller is to keep the client happy and not have them feel pain. Understanding what makes humans happy is the difficult part:)

Happy Communicating Trails,

Happy Trails,

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Dream Big

Sound character is our greatest asset because it provides the power with which we may ride the emergencies of life instead of going down under them.

Message from one of my mentors Napoleon Hill

Without PMA, life might be described as long periods of uncertainty punctuated by occasional emergencies that shake you to the very core of your being. The emergencies may be financial, personal, or health related, but each must be dealt with separately and swiftly. The surest way to deal with any crisis is to focus on solutions, not on the probable cause of the problem or who should be blamed for it. Conduct a quick damage assessment, take the time to think through the alternatives and their consequences, and then act to implement the best solution. If you deal with life's emergencies as they occur -- on your own terms -- you will be a stronger, better person for having looked them in the eye and conquered them.

Permanent link to this post: Sound character is our greatest asset because it provides the power with which we may ride the emergencies of life instead of going down under them.

Happy Trails,

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tipsy Tuesday

Adjust your attitude:

• Be optimistic. See everything as an opportunity or a step that could lead to a break •Be positive. See everyone as a potential ally, a network partner with whom you can
provide mutual help
• Remain flexible. No matter how committed or involved you are
to a specific strategy, method or approach, be open to its failure and some back-up
plans. Like good door-to-door salespeople, carry a number of products in your sample
• Have alternatives. Realize that other options might be more realistic or productive • Be alert. Don’t simply lose yourself so deeply in you endeavors that you
can’t recognize the warnings signs. Pay attention to those you speak with and learn to
recognize danger signs.
• Monitor developments. Constantly monitor your situation and
make necessary adjustments when appropriate.
• Be grateful and express it. Appreciate
the efforts of others and make sure to tell them how thankful you are. Actively look for
ways to express your appreciation.

Fate, coincidence and luck can also hand you gifts, unexpected bounties, manna from above. Develop your skills, increase your expertise and frequent places filled with rain-makers. Place your self in places and situations where you can demonstrate your talents in the best light to help those miracles along. Keep learning; remain active, involved and productive. If you simply sit around and expect to be discovered, bring plenty of reading material because you may have an awfully long lonely wait.

Sent to me by my successful friend Rick. Love to learn from people that get
Thanks for the great tips.
Happy Successful Trails,

Rick Frishman
Founder, Planned Television Arts
Publisher, Morgan James Publishing

5 Penn Plaza, 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10001
(212) 655-5470 Office
516-908-4496 Fax

Monday, March 28, 2011

Interesting Stuff

You're gonna say "I didn't know that!" at least 5 times.
Really interesting stuff here.


More than half of the coastline of the entire United States is in Alaska .


The Amazon rainforest produces more than 20%
Of the world's oxygen supply.
The Amazon River pushes so much water into the Atlantic Ocean that, more than one
Hundred miles at sea off the mouth of the river, one can dip fresh water out of the ocean.
The volume of water in the Amazon river is greater than the next eight largest rivers in
The world combined and three times the flow of all rivers in the United States ..


Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country.
Ninety percent of the world's ice covers Antarctica .
This ice also represents seventy percent of all the fresh water in the world.
As strange as it sounds, however, Antarctica is essentially a desert;
The average yearly total precipitation is about two inches.
Although covered with ice (all but 0.4% of it, ice.),
Antarctica is the driest place on the planet,
With an absolute humidity lower than the Gobi desert.


Brazil got its name from the nut, not the other way around.


Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined. Canada is an
Indian word meaning ' Big Village '.


Next to Warsaw, Chicago has the largest Polish population
In the world.


Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan, carries the designation M-1,
So named because it was the first paved road anywhere.

Damascus, Syria

Damascus, Syria, was flourishing a couple of thousand years
Before Rome was founded in 753 BC,
Making it the oldest continuously inhabited city in existence.

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey, is the only city in the world
Located on two continents.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles' full name is:
El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula
-- and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size: L.A.

New York City

The term 'The Big Apple' was coined
By touring jazz musicians of the 1930s
Who used the slang expression 'apple' for any town or city.
Therefore, to play New York City
Is to play the big time - The Big Apple.

There are more Irish in New York City
Than in Dublin, Ireland;
More Italians in New York City
Than in Rome, Italy;
And more Jews in New York City
Than in Tel Aviv, Israel.


There are no natural lakes in the state of Ohio, every one is manmade.

Pitcairn Island

The smallest island with country status is Pitcairn
In Polynesia, at just 1.75 sq. Miles/4,53 sq. Km.


The first city to reach a population of 1 million people
Was Rome, Italy in 133 B.C.
There is a city called Rome on every continent.


Siberia contains more than 25% of the world's forests.


The actual smallest sovereign entity in the world
Is the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (S.M.O.M).
It is located in the city of Rome, Italy ,
Has an area of two tennis courts
And, as of 2001, has a population of 80
--20 less people than the Vatican..
It is a sovereign entity under international law,
Just as the Vatican is.

Sahara Desert

In the Sahara Desert, there is a town named Tidikelt, Algeria ,
Which did not receive a drop of rain for ten years.
Technically though, the driest place on Earth
Is in the valleys of the Antarctic near Ross Island .
There has been no rainfall there for two million years.


Spain literally means 'the land of rabbits'.

St. Paul, Minnesota

St. Paul, Minnesota, was originally called Pig's Eye
after a man named Pierre 'Pig's Eye' Parrant
who set up the first business there.


Chances that a road is unpaved:
in the U.S.A. = 1%;
in Canada = .75%


The deepest hole ever drilled by man is the
Kola Superdeep Borehole, in Russia .
It reached a depth of 12,261 meters
(about 40,226 feet or 7.62 miles).
It was drilled for scientific research
and gave up some unexpected discoveries,
one of which was a huge deposit of hydrogen
- so massive that the mud coming from the hole
was boiling with it.

United States

The Eisenhower interstate system requires
that one mile in every five must be straight.
These straight sections are usable as airstrips
in times of war or other emergencies.


The water of Angel Falls (the world's highest) in Venezuela
drops 3,212 feet (979 meters).
They are 15 times higher than Niagara Falls .

I have always said, you should learn something new every day.

Unfortunately, many of us are at that age where what we learn today, we forget tomorrow.

But, give it a shot anyway.
P.S. The Packers are world champions for the 13th time; more than any other team in the NFL.

Found this email interesting, Thanks Jacqueline for sending it my way.

Happy Springtime Trails,

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Inspire Me


By Danna

Thoughts where do you live? How do I bring you forth? Am I the power or are you? Limitless imagination, cast away by doubtful inherited beliefs.

Broken by them, healed through them, the cause, the cure, a path traveled and fueled with individual feelings and emotion.

Excitement when dreams are fulfilled. Head dropped despair when grief becomes you. Laugh or weep, choices designed by the creator of the thought. Choosing enjoyment or misery, habitual or randomness, spreading beauty or lowly anxiousness.

Paradoxical capsules of energy, searching, resonating, and waiting to become existence. Continually moving in and out of form, elements of intelligence. Marvelously intimate, filled with meaning, its core is nothingness.

Coverings unveiled, dancing with and living through thought.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Funny Friday

Saturday, March 19, 2011
The Best Cure for Radiation
From the Telegraph, London

Red wine 'can protect against radiation'

Impending nuclear attack? Then scientists may soon recommend that it is best you start drinking heavily and not just because you may be facing oblivion.

By Richard Alleyne 3:01PM BST 23 Sep 2008

According to the latest research, red wine - along with its many other claimed benefits - may also protect you from radiation exposure.

A team at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have discovered that resveratrol, the natural anti-oxidant found in red wine, can protect cells from the damage caused by radiation.

In experiments on mice the scientists found that when combined with the chemical acetyl and administered before radiation exposure it protected the cells and helped prevent death.

The results, to be presented to the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, could lead to drugs to counteract poisoning in the wake of a nuclear emergency or attack.

"New, small molecules with radioprotective capacity will be required for treatment in case of radiation spills or even as countermeasures against radiological terrorism," said Dr Joel Greenberger of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the university.

"Small molecules which can be easily stored, transported and administered are optimal for this, and so far acetylated resveratrol fits these requirements well.

"Currently there are no drugs on the market that protect against or counteract radiation exposure."

The study was overseen by Pitt's Center for Medicaltermeasures Against Radiation, which is dedicated to finding radiation protecters that can be administered in the event of a large-scale radiological or nuclear emergency.

The current research is not connected to advice given to workers cleaning up Chernobyl who were told to drink half a glass of vodka after every two hours of exposure to radiation.

Radiation Free thanks to the wonder drug!!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Dream Big

Every thought you release becomes a permanent part of your character.

Thoughts are things. Every thought you release -- good or bad -- is a form of energy that can affect those who receive it, for better or worse. More important, your thoughts affect you. You become what you think about most. If you think about success, you condition your mind to seek success, and you attract large portions of it. Conversely, if you think about failure and despair, you will become miserable and desperate. To keep your mind on a positive track, the moment you begin to experience creeping negativism, make a conscious decision to eliminate negative thoughts and replace them with their positive counterparts.

A message from the Napoleon Hill Foundation.

Happy Trails,

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Zen Horse

Training Tip of the Week: By Clinton Anderson

Back up for a more responsive and attentive horse.

The better you can get a horse to back up, the more responsive he will be in everything else that you ask him to do. A respectful horse backs up with energy anytime you want. If you don’t back your horse up, he will get pushier and more disrespectful. I back my horses up all around the ranch – out of the stall, to the arena, to the pasture, out of the wash rack, etc. Use every minute you have to train your horse.

Who said going backwards was bad???

Happy "Backward Trails",

Happy St. Patricks Day, I am a bit of Irish meself.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Inspire Me

"Everybody is like a magnet. You attract to yourself
reflections of that which you are. If you're friendly, then
everybody else seems to be friendly too."
— Dr. David Hawkins: Physician, spiritual teacher, and lecturer

Seeing Dr. David Hawkins speak live was sensational. His brilliance and use of the English language inspired me then, and inspires me still. His map of consciousness showing how emotions either strengthen us or weaken us is a map worth charting.

The following information is designed as a quick reference tool for Dr. Hawkins’ students who are familiar with the Map of Consciousness. To fully understand this Map of the Scale of Consciousness within the proper context, it’s important to read Dr. Hawkins’ book, Power vs. Force.

Level Log

Enlightenment 700-1000

Peace 600

Joy 540

Love 500

Reason 400

Acceptance 350

Willingness 310

Neutrality 250

Courage 200

Below 200
(Below the critical level of integrity):

Pride 175

Anger 150

Desire 125

Fear 100

Grief 75

Apathy 50

Guilt 30

(c) 1995 David R. Hawkins

According to Hawkins, this is one step above death. At this level, the primary emotion one feels is humiliation. It’s not surprising that this level, being so close to death, is where most thoughts of suicide are found. Those who suffer from sexual abuse are often found here, and without therapy they tend to remain here.

Not too far from shame is the level of guilt. When one is stuck in this level, feelings of worthlessness and an inability to forgive oneself are common.

The level of hopelessness and despair; this is the common consciousness found among those who are homeless or living in poverty. At this level, one has abdicated themselves to their current situation and feels numb to life around them.

Many of us have felt this at times of tragedy in our lives. However, having this as your primary level of consciousness, you live a life of constant regret and remorse. This is the level where you feel all your opportunities have passed you by. You ultimately feel you are a failure.

People living under dictatorship rule or those involved in an abusive relationship find themselves at this level. There is a sense of paranoia here, where you think everyone is out to get you. Suspicion and defensiveness are common.

Desire is a major motivator for much of our society. Although desire can be an impetus for change, the downside is that it leads to enslavement to ones appetites. This is the level of addiction to such things as sex, money, prestige, or power.

As one moves out of Apathy to Grief and then out of Fear, they begin to want. Desire which is not fulfilled leads to frustration which brings us to Anger. This anger can cause us to move out of this level or keep us here.

According to Hawkins, since the majority of people are below this point, this is the level that most people aspire to. In comparison to Shame and Guilt, one begins to feel positive here. However, it’s a false positive. It’s dependent upon external conditions such as wealth, position or power. It is also the source of racism, nationalism, and religious fanaticism.

This is the level of empowerment. It is the first level where you are not taking life energy from those around you. Courage is where you see that you don’t need to be tossed to and fro by your external conditions. This empowerment leads you to the realization that you are a steward unto yourself, and that you alone are in charge of your own growth and success. This is what makes you inherently human: the realization that there is a gap between stimulus and response and that you have the potential to choose how to respond.

Neutrality is the level of flexibility. To be neutral, you are, for the most part, unattached to outcomes. At this level, you are satisfied with your current life situation and tend not to have a lot of motivation towards self improvement or excellence in your career. You realize the possibilities but don’t make the sacrifices required to reach a higher level.

Those people around you that are perpetual optimists - this is their level of consciousness. Seeing life as one big possibility is the cornerstone of those operating here. No longer are you satisfied with complacency - you strive to do your best at whatever task you’ve undertaken. You begin to develop self-discipline and willpower and learn the importance of sticking to a task till the end.

If Courage is the realization that you are the source of your life’s experiences, then it is here where you become the creator of them. Combined with the skills learned in the Willingness phase, you begin to awaken your potential through action. Here’s where you begin to set and achieve goals and to actively push yourself beyond your previous limitations. Up to this point you’ve been generally reactive to what life throws at you. Here’s where you turn that around, take control, and become proactive.

The level of science, medicine, and a desire for knowledge. Your thirst for knowledge becomes insatiable. You don’t waste time in activities that do not provide educational value. You begin to categorize all of life and its experiences into proofs, postulates, and theories. The failure of this level is you cannot seem to separate the subjective from the objective, and because of that, you tend to miss the point. You fail to see the forest because you’re tunnel-visioned on the trees. Paradoxically, Reason can become a stumbling block for further progressions of consciousness.

Only if, in the level of Reason you start to see yourself as a potential for the greater good of mankind, will you have enough power to enter here. Here is where you start applying what was learned in your reasoning and you let the heart take over rather than the mind - you live by intuition. This is the level of charity - a selfless love that has no desire except for the welfare of those around them. Ghandi and Mother Theresa are examples of people who were living at this level. Only 0.4 percent of the world will ever reach it.

This is the level of saints and advanced spiritual people. As love becomes more unconditional, there follows a constant accompaniment of true happiness. No personal tragedy or world event could ever shake someone living at this level of consciousness. They seem to inspire and lift all those who come in contact with them. Your life is now in complete harmony with the will of Divinity and the fruits of that harmony are expressed in your joy.

Peace is achieved after a life of complete surrender to the Creator. It is where you have transcended all and have entered that place that Hawkins calls illumination. Here, a stillness and silence of mind is achieved, allowing for constant revelation. Only 1 in 10 million (that’s .00001 percent) people will arrive at this level.

This is the highest level of human consciousness where one has become like God. Many see this as Christ, Buddha, or Krishna. These are those who have influenced all of mankind.

After seeing Dr. David Hawkins and reading his book I began to see myself and those around me differently. Awareness to my thoughts, feelings, and emotions helped me redirect when I feel myself slipping below the 200 mark. Knowledge is power and just by reading these levels it will help you better understand what drives people into making choices that either weaken or straighten.

When I read the map the first time I remember thinking wow, we should never shame our children,or make them feel fearful or guilty. For years those were my main three parenting tools, oops:) Sorry kids, mommy did not know better. No excuses now, I have the map.

Happy Enlightened Trails,