Sunday, September 30, 2007

Interesting!!

Developing the essential social skills to recognize, interpret, and
respond constructively to emotions in yourself and others.

Emotions are colorful, dramatic, fascinating, and essential dimensions of every person’s experience. These primitive mechanisms send a constant stream of powerful signals that can guide us along the difficult path of survival, or quickly send us off on destructive and painful tangents. How well do you understand these essential and universal signals? Many believe that living life to its fullest requires experiencing and enjoying the full range of human emotions. Yet so many of us are uncomfortable with emotions; we don’t recognize what they are, what they are telling us, how they can be helpful, or the choices we have in how to respond to them. Many of us were taught to ignore, suppress, diminish, or deny our own subtle feelings and vivid passions. Do you know how you feel? What emotions can you recognize and describe? We may have mistakenly learned to overreact to various negative emotions while suppressing positive ones. Unfortunately some of us are prisoners of anger, hate, guilt, sadness, fear, anxiety, shame, humiliation, envy, pain, and violence without understanding what has consumed so much of our lives. Others endure a lonely and sterile existence without experiencing genuine feelings or passionate emotions.
But passion has logic. Emotions obey their own peculiar rules that we can study, understand, listen to, learn from, master, and even enjoy. How well can you interpret what your emotions are telling you? The purpose of these web pages is to help you recognize, interpret, learn from, and make constructive decisions based on the information emotions provide. Constructive and authentic human interactions become possible. Listen carefully to what your emotions are telling you. Don't ignore them, deny them, or try to drown them out. Sharing these web pages with the difficult people in your life can increase your common understanding and improve your relationships; perhaps even with your nemesis.

How successfully do you respond to emotions in yourself and others? Improving your emotional competency can provide important benefits throughout many aspects of your life. It can increase the satisfaction you have with relationships while it increases your gratification and contentment with the many simple events in your life. It can give you greater insight and help you better understand the motives and actions of yourself and others. You can free yourself from anger, hate, resentment, vengeance, and other destructive emotions that cause hurt and pain. This will reduce much of the stress in your life. You can feel relief and enjoy greater peace-of-mind, autonomy, intimacy, dignity, passion, and wisdom as you engage more deeply with others. Increasing your tolerance and compassion can lead to an authentic optimism and a well-founded confidence, based on your better understanding and interpretation of what-is.

Passion + Reason = Constructive Action. This is the essence of emotional competency.

As your emotional competency increases, you may experience a variety of positive transformations in your life. Destructive behavior patterns of the past may transform into more constructive behavior as you begin to solve the mysterious puzzle of human interactions and gain a quiet and confident understanding of them. Anxiety may yield to more peaceful, tranquil, and contented feelings as your understanding increases. You may become less isolated as you become more engaged with others you now enjoy relating to. You may feel more confident and powerful, and less confused, frustrated, and powerless. Overall you can transform from confused to confident; from clueless to comprehending and enlightened, from fragmented to coherent, from shallow to deep, from cold to passionate, and from oppressed to liberated as you become your authentic self.
 
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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

more pics from Pentiction




 
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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Question:

What has happened to my readers? If you read this blog, please feel free to leave me a comment. Thanks!
 
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Saturday, September 22, 2007

thought i would share this!!

Husband and wife are traveling by car from Key West to
Boston.

After almost twenty-four hours on the road, they' re too tired
to
continue, and they decide to stop for a rest.

They stop at a nice hotel and take a room, but they only
plan
to
sleep for four hours and then get back on the road.
When they check out four hours later, the desk clerk hands
them a
bill for $350.00.
The man explodes and demands to know why the charge is so
high. He tells the
clerk although it's a nice hotel, the rooms certainly aren't
worth
$350.00!
When the clerk tells him $350.00 is the standard rate, the
man
insists on speaking to the Manager.
The Manager appears, listens to the man, and then explains
that
the hotel has an Olympic-sized pool and a huge conference center that were available for the husband and wife to use.

"But we didn't use them," the man complains
"Well, they are here, and you might have," explains the
Manager.
He goes on to explain they could have taken in one of the
shows
for which the hotel is famous. "The best entertainers from
New
York,
Hollywood and Las
Vegas perform here," the manager says.
But we didn't go to any of those shows," complains the man
again.
"Well, we have them, and you might have," the Manager replies.
No matter what amenity the Manager mentions, the man
replies,
"But we didn't use it!"
The Manager is unmoved, and eventually the man gives up and
agrees to pay. He writes a check and gives it to the Manager.
The Manager is surprised when he looks at the check.
"But sir," he says, "This check is only made out for
$50.00."
"That's correct," says the man. "I charged you $300.00 for
sleeping with my wife."
"But I didn't!" exclaims the Manager.
"Well, too bad," the man replies. "She was here and you
might have."
 
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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

came down!!

The kids have come down with a cold and now i have it. So, not much going on around here. One thing i know for sure is i HATE being sick. I usually dont have a bad cough with my cold but with this cold i do. Im taking cough syrup for my cough and Fisherman's Friends to get rid of my sore throat. Hope it goes away soon, like i said before "i hate being sick"
 
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Monday, September 17, 2007

more pics from the Penticton trip




 
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Friday, September 14, 2007

Found this

I recieved this e-mail this morning and i thought i would share it with you. I thought it was pretty cute.

25 Reasons I Owe My Mother or Dad

1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE
"If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning."

2. My mother taught me RELIGION.
"You better pray that will come out of the carpet."

3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
"If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"

4. My mother taught me LOGIC.
" Because I said so, that's why."

5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC
"If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."

6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT.
"Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."

7. My mother taught me IRONY
"Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about."

8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS.
"Shut your mouth and eat your supper."

9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.
"Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!"

10 My mother taught me about STAMINA.
"You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."

11. My mother taught me about WEATHER.
"This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."

12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.
"If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!"

13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."

14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION.
"Stop acting like your father!"

15. My mother taught me about ENVY.
"There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."

16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
"Just wait until we get home."

17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING.
"You are going to get it when you get home!"

18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way."

19. My mother taught me ESP.
"Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?"

20. My mother taught me HUMOR.
"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."

21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT.
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

22. My mother taught me GENETICS.
"You're just like your father."

23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS.
"Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?"

24. My mother taught me WISDOM.
"When you get to be my age, you'll understand."

25. And my favorite: My mother taught me about JUSTICE
"One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you!"
 
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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

WW



 
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Saturday, September 8, 2007

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
cant remember
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
sometimes
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
Black Forest Ham
5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
three
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
I would.....I love to laugh, and to have fun
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
depends on my mood
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Yes
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
NO!!!
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Mini-wheats
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
No
12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
sometimes
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
I really love Banana Splits
14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
The way they hold themselves. If they are confident or shy, or trying to get attention.
15. RED OR PINK?
Pink
16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
my forgetfulness
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
My dad
18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU?
It's fun and I wouldn't mind reading what others would fill in.
19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
shorts and no shoes
20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
chicken and rice casserole
21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
Nothing! Silence!
22. IF YOU WHERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
ALL OF THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
23. FAVORITE SMELLS?
coffee brewing, bacon cooking
24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
Lisa(cousin)
25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?
yeah.. i know her thorugh bloggin
26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
hockey(sometimes), gymmatics
27. HAIR COLOR?
brown
28. EYE COLOR?
green
29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
No
30. FAVORITE FOOD?
Pasta, Pizza
31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
Happy Endings
32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
Cant remember
33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
black.
34. SUMMER OR WINTER?
Summer
35. HUGS OR KISSES?
Both!!
36. FAVORITE DESSERT?
I tried peach Cobbler a couple weeks ago and i really like it so it is my new favorite desserts
37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
Hopefully many will do this it's pretty fun!
38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
People who are poopers
39. WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU READING NOW?
not reading any
40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
Dell logo
41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON T.V. LAST NIGHT?
CSI NY
42. FAVORITE SOUND?
Kids laughin and having fun
43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
Dont care
44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
Penticton, BC
45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
No
46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
Mission
 
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Thursday, September 6, 2007

Got a new baby!!!!


 
posted by Summer at 11:01 AM, | 4 comments
Wednesday, September 5, 2007

WAS A SUCCESS!!!!!!!

So i am so happy that today went well for Candace. We were 1hr early so we played on the playground and Candace was so happy playing and checking things out at the school. I didn't stay for long. I only stayed for about 10min then i had to get Justin to come and meet Candace's teacher so that Justin can take Candace to the bus stop for home. I guess that school weared her out because she is sleeping right now. Here are some pictures of today.


 
posted by Summer at 6:33 PM, | 6 comments

FIRST DAY OF KINDERGARTEN!!!!!!

Well its offical! All three of my kids are going to be in school this year. *sniff, Sniff* I am kinda excited for Candace. I am excited about what this year will bring for her and how many friends she makes. Heck, i am hoping that is what Jasmine and Justin get too. I wll update later on today on how Candace's first day of Kindergarten went.
 
posted by Summer at 9:35 AM, | 1 comments
Tuesday, September 4, 2007

HAPPY 5th BIRTHDAY CANDACE

Well, Candace is 5yrs old today! I cant believe that she is 5 yrs old today!

DeaR Candace,

Well you are 5 today. I remember the day perfectly when you were born. I was walking Jasmine and Justin to school. I started to have contraction while on the walk to school. Your daddy had to come and pick me up because i couldn't walk home. I was having contractions off and on all day and around 3p.m. i noticed that i lost the mucous plug so we were off to the hospital. My water broke at 5:30p.m. and you were born at 6:30p.m You came fast.

You are a such sweet little girl. I love when you come up to me and give me hugs and tell me that you love me. You love being outside, running and playing. You love your video games. I love you for many more reasons.

Tomorrow is the first day of Kindergarten for you. I hope that you make friends and let you have alot of fun this year in Kindergarten. I am going to miss our special time together that we share. I am going to miss our cuddle time while watching tv, but we will still are mornings together, so that will be great!! Here is a special montage for you!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANDACE!!! WE LOVE YOU!!!!


 
posted by Summer at 6:37 AM, | 4 comments