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Did Nancy Get Lost? Update!

How many of you have wondered, “Did Nancy Get Lost?”  Update!

keyboard_help_key_800_clr_8838Thanks for you concern.  The answer is, “No.”

On the other hand, I FELT lost, when my computers constantly lost connectivity, and I was unable to accomplish all my work, such as posting my blog, etc.  I have had to change Internet Service Providers.  ‘Bye, bye, Comcast.  That’s all I will say here.

Here are the things I’ve been doing while you wondered, “Did Nancy Get Lost?”

Update!  My Get Well Guru Newsletter for Health Nuts

girl hugging Huskies in winter forestOf course, despite computer problems, I had to do my monthly newsletter for my other website www.getwell.guru.  I have a collection of people, whom I affectionately call “Health Nuts,” who want to get my monthly newsletter, which is about new or unusual things in the wellness world, and is not just about things I sell.  If you would like to receive it, just email me, and I’ll add you to the list.  I never, ever, ever sell or share your contact info with people who want to market to you. Continue reading

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Sleep Like A Baby Blog ‘n Buy

DO YOU SLEEP LIKE A BABY?  OR…

DO YOU HAVE TROUBLE FALLING ASLEEP AND STAYING ASLEEP?

Purchase ©SLEEP LIKE A BABY! on my Sleep LIke A Baby page,

or on iTunes, Amazon, and many more digital stores!

My soothing,  meditation helps you QUIT WORRYING,Quit Worrying about your health, finances, safety, etc, and to gain a sense of gratitude and contentment, so you can fall asleep and stay asleep, knowing everything will work out for the best in the long run!

cd_music_symbol_400_clr_3857It is combined with some of the best relaxation music on the planet, by world-famous Reiki Master, Jamie Llewellyn,  plus a Tibetan Healing bells and chimes version, courtesy of copyright permissions from Paradise Music & Media and my sound engineer, who did the mixing and mastering:  Mr. Gokul Chalasani.  

Go to my Sleep Like A Baby page for samples of the background music, and you can learn more plus make purchases there without needing to come back to the blog.  If you prefer to learn more first, keep scrolling down! Continue reading

Last Will & Testament – Those Pesky Procrastination Provokers

SUNFLOWER SMILEY FACEAs a Change Your Life (personal coach) I recently taught a series of classes on “Self-Care.” While we usually think of that in terms of diet, exercise, and manicures, I decided to include a segment on areas most people choose to ignore until it is too late to have their wishes followed. Anyone can get into a car accident. Everyone is subject to the strange and destructive weather forces we are experiencing. Life happens. Be prepared for the unexpected.

One of my dearest young friends (and former employee) celebrated New Year’s Eve with a bit of alcohol. That drink quickly became a fatal mix with prescription medications she was taking. It was a dramatic and tragic end. Fortunately, she had taken out insurance polices for her newborn twins and their older brother, which has helped the grandmother in assuming the burden of taking on these infants and grandson late in life. It also ensured their future education. Young or old – whether it is about finances,  your computer files, your will, or whether you want a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate order) – here are some things to think about.

"smelling Like A Rose" happy faceI also can share an NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) exercise to help you get over the procrastination which usually prevents our taking action. (You’ll come out “smelling like a rose” and will feel SO GOOD when you have accomplished these things!)  Continue reading

Abundance and Right Work Class Coming Up in April

Abundance & Right Work (w/bonus free Abundance Meditation)

Pot of Gold at end of rainbow Abundance Right WorkDo you feel lost? Can’t figure out what you want to be IF you grow up? Are you looking for some divine inspiration to help you figure out how to make money while doing something you love that benefits others? This class is for you!

This is my first Meetup at the Infinite Energy Holistic Center, so I hope lots of you will support us! We’ll take time for some discussion and my Abundance and Right Work meditation. It can be used either as a meditation (before or replayed (looped) during sleep). I’ve also used it as an affirmation to listen to while awake. (If I were customizing one of these meditations for you, it would be oriented toward your specific desires about how you want to Change Your Life. This one is more “generic.”)

People who attend this class on April 6th will be able to download a complimentary copy of the meditation after the class.

Abundance & Right Work Class

(w/bonus free Abundance Meditation)

WHEN: Thursday, April 6, 2017.  7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

WHERE: Infinite Energy Holistic Center, 9028 Prince William St., Suite D, Manassas, VA

HOW MUCH: Price: $20.00 /per person. You may RSVP and pay on-line at my new Change Your Life Meetup group. To do that, just click on the Change Your Life link right here, and it will take you to the Meetup page. You also may pay by CASH OR CHECK (PAYABLE TO MY PERSUASIVE PRESENTATIONS) at the door. BUT I STILL NEED THE HEADCOUNT IN ADVANCE, SO LET ME KNOW YOU ARE COMING by emailing me at MyPersuasivePresentations@gmail.com. Thanks so much for your help with this.

Have a blessed day and hope to see you on April 6th!

Let’s Get Well, Stay Well, Live Well, and Change Your Life Together!

Choosing Your Voice for a Writing Project

Things to Consider in Choosing Your Voice for a Writing Project

Definition of Voice

business coffee mugThe term “voice” is used to describe the style, tone, and format used in writing projects like literature, a presentation, or a theatrical production. There are many styles, and they can be combined. See what suits your purposes. Voice infuses personality into your work. By choosing your voice carefully, you can use it as a technique to provide continuity among seemingly unrelated events. You can use it to advance the scene from one situation to the next in a timeline. You also may employ it to provide the audience with a perspective which is different from what the characters “are seeing” while involved in the events you depict. Continue reading

Unfinished Works of Art

Dr. C. DeLores Tucker

Unfinished Works of Art – an Ode to Black Women

In 1995, I wrote Unfinished Works of Art and dedicated it to Dr. C. DeLores Tucker, who, along with the Honorable Shirley Chisholm and others, founded the National Congress of Black Women at the urging of Rev. Jesse Jackson.   Dr. Tucker used to call me “The Blue Eyed Soul Sister.”  I met her when a group of us founded the Prince William County, Virginia chapter. (Of course, I was the only member of the Caucasian persuasion.)  Dr.  Tucker was the first African-American female Secretary of State in Pennsylvania and so much more, as you will learn if you click on the link below the next photo.  She cared deeply about the education of children and about the political processes which occur in formulating governmental policy.  She was a strong, regal, elegant woman, who always wore a turban that matched her many-hued suits.  See her beauty here.  I miss her. I think I sent her a copy of my poem; but, it all happened some years ago, and I cannot remember.

What inspired me to write this poem, aside from my long history of involvement in civil rights causes, was my looking around at a room full of beautiful Black women, of all shapes, sizes, and colors. Everyone was dressed in the traditional black suit, with a purple, gold, and black Kente cloth across one shoulder. (Kente cloth originated from the Ashanti people in South Ghana. Below are samples.)

By Adam Jones – →This file has been extracted from another file: Kente Kumasi 2010-06-30.jpg, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=43284458

Learn more about Dr. Tucker at:   http://www.philadelphiamlk.org/Pages/CDeLoresTucker.aspx.

Now, here is my poem describing the elegant, intelligent, socially-aware and active Black women with whom I kept company that day and for a long time thereafter. That is one group of women whose company I love, because they are conversant about almost every topic of importance, they are actively loving,  and they are supportive of educational and social service to the whole community. I am so blessed to have spent time with them.

Enjoy!

 

(c) 1995                   Nancy (Ayanna) Wyatt                All Rights Reserved

Dedicated to Dr. C. DeLores Tucker  For Showing Us The Way

UNFINISHED WORKS OF ART

They say that Martin had a dream

But, he is not the Only One

Who awakened from a sound sleep

In the midnight hour of

America’s Apartheid

Creator God, Behold Your Daughters!

A multi-hued array

of African-American art.

Each one

Wearing the stamp of individuality

In feature, as well as in mind,

Rather than coming from some classic,

Uninterrupted mold

Which can be had at Tiffany’s

Or Woolworth’s.

The same hip

That balances a baby

With an old wood stirrin’ spoon

Can balance

A briefcase and a laptop computer.

The same lips

That shout, “Come here, boy!”

Can form the words,

“Mr. President, I object.

Here is what we’re going to do.”

People, don’tcha’ know

That – to this very day –

Whenever a manchild is born

The Old folks’ intently piercing eyes

Ask the question once  again,

“Are You The One?”

But, I ask each of you

Women sprung from the womb

of Mother Africa

Molded by the Master Hand of God Who Loves You

Beautiful Works of Art ……….  In Progress

I ask YOU

Are You The One?

 

Love and Tolerance

Finding Balance – Love and Tolerance

Stones balanced in a curveLove and Tolerance have been MIA (missing in action) during this political season – not just in the United States of  America, but across the globe. It can be difficult to find and/or keep one’s emotional, spiritual, and even physical balance when immersed in the news of political or social upheaval and in images of the victims of wars and acts of terrorism.  Doctors report a big increase in patient visits for stress-related symptoms during and after the Presidential election. So, what can be done about it? Continue reading

Homelessness True Stories

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This script is an excerpt from my playbook of true stories about homelessness. It is called ” 3 Hots & A Cot,” and the monologues were performed by the people who were homeless and living at a 1,400 person shelter in Washington, D.C.  Learn More Here

READER’S DIGEST ~ Homelessness ~ True Stories

(c) 1990  (Rev. 11-29-16)                 Nancy Wyatt           All Rights Reserved

How many of you have ever read Reader’s Digest – that section where people write about their “most unforgettable character?” I should write one of those articles, ‘cuz I met some truly unforgettable characters while living in the shelter!

clown and dog made from a balloonLike “Blossom,” for example. Blossom is a man. But not an ordinary man. He’s a clown! A real clown, who dresses up each day in a Scottish kilt, wearing silly bloomers underneath. He paints his white face even whiter and adds big red lips outlined in black. Then he sticks a red ball on his nose, puts on an orange wig, and does magic tricks and pantomime. He makes toy poodles and hearts by twisting balloons into shapes. I never can figure out why the balloons don’t pop when he does that! He performed at the White House and for children’s parties all over the city. But, clown work is seasonal! Who would have thought that? (pause) He sure does when he runs out of money each year! Yes, Blossom is unforgettable. Continue reading

LinkedIn – What Is It and Why Use It?

Basic Computer Use - fingers on keyboard onLInkedIn site

Creating a LinkedIn Presence

This post about LinkedIn is one of the most boring posts I’ll ever create. Why? It is because I’m simply providing the Table of Contents to the manual you will receive from me when you take my class about How To Create an Effective LinkedIn Presence. But, first…

What Is LinkedIn and Why Should You Use It?

  • Personal or business. Anyone with an email address can create a LinkedIn Page within minutes. It’s free and easy. You do not need a Premium upgrade to succeed.
  • LinkedIn has 200 million members. It’s the leading social networking site for professionals, so business-to-business companies should create a Company Page. Although Facebook may be more commonly used (at the time of this writing) for Business-to-Consumer interactions, that is changing.
  • Unlike other social media tools, LinkedIn is to be used BY PROFESSIONALS – FOR PROFESSIONAL REASONS. All content should be free of political or religious slants, unless that is your business. All content should be free of racism (and other “isms”), profanity, lewd language or images, etc.
  • LinkedIn is an essential tool for job-seekers, because recruiters are using it to determine whether to read your resume; and it is becoming a vehicle of choice for business professionals. If you do not have a well-executed LinkedIn Page, many people (especially Recruiters) will discredit or discount you and choose someone else with whom to work.
  • LinkedIn is the primary social media platform used by professionals and business people to connect to others. Users have a personal, profile, which enables them to document their professional information, skills, knowledge, and experience.
  • Additionally, many of the people on LinkedIn also want to promote their business, so LinkedIn has the facility to produce Company pages. Company pages also have the facility to promote pages and posts and to analyze the reach of the page.
  • I can teach you all the basics and give you a manual, so you don’t have to remember everything I said in class.

Continue reading

Creating Persuasive Elevator Speeches

Elevator speech class: coffee, paper and pencil; keyboard

Creating Elevator Speeches

I hope some of you will take my Creating Persuasive Elevator Speeches class.   This class is not just the normal instruction about “elevator speeches.” That takes only 5 minutes to describe. Creating Persuasive Elevator Speeches is a more in-depth guide on what to do and how to customize that kind of introduction for other occasions, such as when you are seated next to a stranger at a dinner party, or when you are riding the Metro/subway. You would use “elevator speeches” or “pitches” when you are trying to explain a business, a project, a fundraiser, or some other cause for which you hope to generate interest when you are talking to a stranger in a very limited amount of time. Here are some details. Continue reading

Your Life Story

Would You Like To Tell Your Life Story?

You Can Tell Your Life Story In So Many Ways!Senior Woman Remembers Her Life Story

  • A memoir for your grandchildren – or in case you get famous.
  • A Facebook or website “About” page
  • An introduction to a speech
  • A part of an article you are writing for publication
  • A part of your self-awareness as you look inward for higher understanding

In other words, there are a thousand formal and informal ways of expressing who you are to a variety of audiences; but, not all everyone loves to write.

I am semi-famous (and won a bunch of awards) for the scripts I have written. They tell uplifting and compelling stories about people who have overcome extreme hardships (some of which involved addiction, AIDS, homelessness, sexual and physical abuse, and severe diseases). What the scripts and the people have in common is the fact that – no matter how they are labeled – they reveal the great courage, depth, and beauty of spirit in each person. We can do that for you, even if your life has not been so melodramatic!

Either I can teach you how to do this in a class, or you can retain my services for a formal project. If you choose the latter, check out the video below to understand the steps involved. Continue reading

Classes – Basic Computer Use and Emotional Recovery Topics

Fall 2016 Schedule of Classes at Blossomforth

teaching classes at white boardHmm. Yes, some of us need emotional recovery techniques after using computers! These classes are especially designed for people who have been afraid of computers and know little about them. I recently published a blog to summarize the class content. Click here to view it. The purpose of today’s blog is just to give you the full Fall schedule of classes at Blossomforth. You can RSVP on my Meet Your Self! page as soon as these classes are listed (which I hope will be finished this week.)

Schedule of Classes

Monday, September 12: 1 – 4 p.m. All You Need To Know About…Business and Skills Series: How 2 Create Facebook Pages for personal, business, event or project use. $30  (+ $20 cost of printed manual = optional)

Tuesday, September 13th, 3:30 and 6:30 – 2 hour Meet Your Self! (For Fall, generally they will be about HypnoMeditations, using NLP and other techniques. Details available on Meet Your Self! Meetup when posted.) – $10

Tuesday, September 27: 1:30 – 3:00 All You Need To Know About…Business and Skills Series: Creating Effective Elevator Speeches – $20 (includes printed handouts)

Wednesday, October 5: 2:45 – 4:15 Creative Recovery Techniques – NLP – $15

Monday, October 10: 1 – 4 p.m. All You Need To Know About… Business and Skills Series: How 2 Create LinkedIn Pages for Job Hunting or Business. $30 (+ $20 cost of printed manual = optional).

Tuesday, October 11: 1:30 – 3:00 All You Need To Know About… Business and Skills Series: Blogging – Tips and Tricks for Content. $20

Tuesday, October 11: 3:30 and 6:30 – 2 hour Meet Your Self! $10

Wednesday, October 19: 2:45 – 4:15 Creative Recovery Techniques – Writing for Healing – $15

Wednesday, November 2: 2:45 – 4:15 Creative Recovery Techniques – Intentions and Affirmations – $15

Tuesday, November 8: 3:30 and 6:30 – 2 hour Meet Your Self! $10

Monday, November 14: 1 – 5 All You Need To Know About… Business and Skills Series: Put Your Words Into Word – How To Create Word Documents $50 (+ $20 cost of printed manual = optional)

November 15 1:30-time slot – can be reserved as a backup, if someone wants to meet with me as a follow-up or to help them with a specific project, like doing something with a website or proposal or whatever they are trying to do.

Wednesday, November 16: 2:45 – 4:15 Creative Recovery Techniques – Physical and Spiritual Exercises – $15.

Monday, December 12: 1 – 5  All You Need To Know About… Business and Skills Series: Original Gifts For Loved Ones ~ How To Create PowerPoint Slides and Make Videos – $50 (+ $20 cost of printed manual = optional)

Tuesday, December 13 1:30-time slot –  can be reserved as a backup, if someone wants to meet with me as a follow-up or to help them with a specific project, like doing something with a website or proposal or whatever they are trying to do.

Tuesday, December 13: 3:30 and 6:30 -2 hour Meet Your Self! $10

Please join us. These classes are held at Blossomforth in Manassas, VA. You need to RSVP, so I can have a manual for you and because seating may be limited. However, you can pay at the door, if you need to. Thank you.