Category Archives: Living Right

The Classic Pamela Positive: “When the child welcomes the mother, the mother rushes off to her”

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“When the child welcomes the mother, the mother rushes off to her”  – Deborah Santana

I am not someone who cancels meetings or dinners very often, simply because it’s something to reschedule and I like to stay committed.  And yet the main reason I will cancel — as would one of my cherished friends, Deborah Santana — is for family.

Deborah emailed me that she needed to move our dinner, because her daughter invited her to a weekend together in Seattle.  I love what she said, and it warmed my heart… “When the child welcomes the mother, the mother rushes off to her.”  A mother should go to her child first.

There is no more important reason in the world.

Ebert Alexander “Humanity’s Quest for Help”

“Turn the other cheek” — that’s the teaching that we should carry with us. All violence and all the mayhem and badness in this world will disappear as we all adopt that ancient teaching and wisdom just in our everyday activities and our choices.

For me it’s become very important to meditate two to three hours a day. That’s the only way I’ve gotten answers and returned to the wisdom I experienced during my journey.

Consciousness is the thing that exists. It is the support, the basis on which all of the universe is based. Consciousness is our oneness with the Divine. It is pure God-given love and power.

Our attitude, our mind, our consciousness has tremendous power over our health.

To me, so much of the badness in our world has to do with the fact people don’t love even themselves enough. They don’t realize they are divine beings. This of course is not about being selfish and greedy.

Our infinitely powerful Creator loves us infinitely no matter what. We are here to learn lessons, so its all about love and forgiveness — showing love to strangers, showing love to our enemies.

Keith Wommack: Why A Dirty Old Wicker Basket Can Clean Up your Mind

A friend, Keith Wommack, tells a delightful story that illustrates the point: A man was living on a farm in the mountains with his young grandson. Each morning, he was up early sitting at the kitchen table reading from his worn-out Bible. His grandson wanted to be just like his grandfather and tried to imitate him in every single way. One day, the grandson asked, “I try to read the Bible just like you, but I don’t understand it, and what I do understand I forget as soon as I close the book. What good does reading the Bible do?

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Football Defensive End Michael Strahan: His Advice!

Everything they learned for the most part comes from you—how they treat people, how they look at the world, how they process things. I love being that example for them.

—Michael Strahan

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Football players are tough.

Picture him on the field in aggressive play,

 

(source: The New York Times)

and still in uniform with that tough look on his face!  

(source: Yahoo Sports)

They are also smart.  

(source: The New York Times)

Toughness and smarts, along with an overweighted amount of being loving, make a good model. Michael Strahan has a call to leadership for all of us, on the “field” and off.  

You are an example to your kids: how you treat a stranger at the dry-cleaners, if you jay walk, how you drive your kids to school.  You are a model at work—how you treat other employees, what you wear, the joy and intellect you bring to each meeting (not the stress). 

What we often forget is that you are also a model for yourself: how you treat yourself, and who you surround yourself with.  This includes the state of your home: disheveled, or with flowers (sometimes it is disheveled AND with flowers, which can be okay sometimes, too!).

Being a model for our kids, for our world, and for ourselves, sends a message. Love the process of being a great leader for everyone, and you will change the world, this moment.

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Michael Strahan is a retired American football defensive end who spent his fifteen-year career with the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL).  During his tenure with the Giants, Strahan set a record for the most sacks in a single season in 2001 and won a Super Bowl in his final season in 2007. After retiring from the NFL, Strahan became a media personality. He is currently a football analyst on Fox NFL Sunday and also serves as co-host on the television morning talk show, Live! with Kelly and Michael, alongside Kelly Ripa. He starred in and produced the short-lived Fox sitcom Brothers and appeared as host for Pros vs. Joes alongside fellow Fox football analyst Jay Glazer. On February 1, 2014, he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

 

Expert Social, Business Etiquette Pointers

“Dress well. Groom yourself. Walk and speak more slowly. Don’t slouch. The more you act like the persona you aspire to be, the more likely reality will follow.”
- Lisa Gaché

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Lisa Gaché, CEO and Founder of Beverly Hills Manners, is a nationally recognized etiquette expert specializing in lifestyle, entertainment and family. Lisa provides practical solutions for modern day living and helps clients to improve social skills and enhance lives. She has become the credible go-to resource for the media and entertainment community–from dining with decorum to event hosting and red-carpet etiquette. Her tips, tools and guidance are useful for everyone, in every situation.

She was featured in Vanity Fair for her debut book, 24 Karat Etiquette: Golden Rules from the World’s Most Glamorous Zip Code (Skyhorse Publishing). Lisa makes regular appearances on television (The Today Show, Dr. Phil, Anderson Live) and in print (USA Today, Los Angeles Times, New York Post). Lisa is a self-described work-in-progress who balances her brash New York roots with the casual Los Angeles lifestyle. Her gentle humor and a refreshing no-nonsense delivery helps people understand that these skills are not about achieving perfection, but rather, it’s about putting one another at ease and creating an atmosphere of mutual respect.

Lisa’s formal training includes certification as a corporate etiquette and international protocol consultant from the Protocol School of Washington. She resides in Beverly Hills, California, with her husband and two daughters.