I'm a stay at home housewife and mom who believes that we can all change the world; one blog, one kind word, one helping hand at a time. We can create ripples; producing new waves of strength and hope to our lives and the lives of those around us...
We don't have to be politicians, millionaires or otherwise in more widely recognized positions of power - to be empowered and to empower others.
It should be said that giveaways like this nurture the spirit of giving in our world, inspires an effort in individuals to be more then we are; giving us an opportunity to think beyond ourselves and our own lives. I hope for both the winners and the challengers, this will start a stir in the World Wide WEB of connection we are all tangled up in.
That said, I feel its important to the flow of such a gift to share it. I would like to share it with a certain Japanese Buddhist who was recently ordained. My sister embodies the spirit of giving (of herself) everyday. She has a business as coach, consultant - and mentor, "Helping People and Non-Profits Thrive!". Because of her RSI injuries, she hates computers but they are vital to her day to day work I know her computer is older and she can certainly use a new one which will support voice activated use just as I know that her own computer will go to someone who needs it. If there is someone else in need besides herself, she is the one who will know another person to gift one to as well.
As for myself, two of these computers will enable me to continue my study of Massage Therapy Modalities (I've already completed my primary schooling and only need to take my Nationals to obtain my license) which will include techniques such as Manual Lymph Drainage to complement an Oncology Department.
However, eventually, I want to have my own practice where I combine Thai Massage, Lomi Lomi, Hypnotherapy,breath therapy, and Morita Therapy (which, rather then talk therapy is about getting off your er couch, and doing - whatever it is you want to and feel you can't).
A practice with a special mission; teach people how to Relax and include balance in their lives. This is also the subject of a book I'm writing. Many people think they know how to relax yet can't sleep, have high blood pressure, and stressful lives. And others feel that there is no time to relax in their drive to succeed or put food on the table. I feel, and want to show in my practice and my book, that the Art of Relaxation can help you stress less and profit more and in the process not alienate your family or never see them.
I think of it as Spiritual CPR - for everyone from Executives to Moms. The last perhaps is a primary target audience. What many in caregiving professions (moms, teachers, nurses) don't realize is that the airlines have it exactly right. You know when the personnel tell you that should the need arise, give yourself oxygen first and then your child. So true in the spiritual sense as well. What isn't mentioned is how oxygen - breathing and how you do it is conducive to relaxation, concentration and so much more, in order to have more of yourself to give to others, its important to take a few breaths on your own.
The Touch Smart and mini computer will help me in both my studies and my writing - my pursuits, that, like this contest, will start ripples in the lives of others.
So that I too, can be empowered to change lives, create waves, and provide a wind to stir up this world enough to make some positive change.
Special Random Tip: Want to indulge yourself this busy season or give the gift of relaxation to someone else but don't have a lot of money to spend? Take yourself or a friend to an accredited Massage Therapy School. The students will just have finish a rigorous course of study learning the body from the cellular level up. Schooling meant to prepare them both for the intense licensing exam and their own practice. And to weed out those not serious or not meant for this path.
Massage therapy not your thing? Try an Ayurvedic School for some beautiful natural hair colouring and style. No harsh chemicals. Ask about other treatments as well.
Good luck in your difficult decision and have a fortuitous day!
- All my work in the past prepared me for the "toughest job I'll ever love"- Mommy! So what do I do? I drown in laundry Marvel at how dishes & clutter can multiply- socks subtract. Repetitive tasks? Sweep several times a day. Find I'm folding laundry cleaning up the same books and toys so often&in the same place in some weird kind of deja vu. &in between I teachinspirelistenplay w/my little one. Thus the name of my blog-Math for Mommies: Add the number of times your child has lost his shoes made a mess brought home a stray bug as a pet surprised you delighted you while making you tear your hair out too! & of course subtract the # of good nights sleep you'll lose the er date nights you will no longer get &multiply by the things you'll forget & though it makes no sense: you've got mommy math. Really I'm not so great at things like math & the like yet I attract those who are-friends and exes - math/physics/computer geeks. Opposites attract&all that! What I really want is someone good w/words n all that- Artists, musicians&free thinkers-pls apply