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    January 05, 2011


    Janet K


    You are the best! For years I called myself a terrible cook. I did this because I saw friends and neighbors who had learned more cooking skills as young women than I had. I finally got tired of hearing myself use that label and took a hard look at whether or not I was really that bad. I wasn't. Not even close. I am no gourmet, but after 15 years of cooking for my family on most nights I have a very nice menu of dishes I can serve that taste good and don't come out of a cereal box ;-)I'll never love cooking like some of my friends, (but I do love baking) but I am here to say *I CAN COOK!*


    Lorie, thanks for sharing. I am a mom of 5 teens to tots. Including twins. And wow let me tell you there are days. I wonder how I fit everything in. I always refer to myself as the "disorganzed mom." But in all reality. Having three boys under 4. I have become more organized. My time, our things the childrens toys and clothes. Much better than I used to be. It just takes me 10x longer to do it that's all. And I often do find myself discouraged that when I start to tackle an area, I can't always complete it in a day. Like organizing my pantry the other day here I am on day 3 and finally looking like the finish line is near. But what an amazing transformation. I love the new look and confidence. Seeing my efforts and how much better I feel for doing it. I have found showing my family the results and having thier support and praise makes it so much more worthwhile.


    I heard someone say that we have to tell our brain what to think some days because it doesn't always know what to do. It's funny but also genius. So, tell yourself what to think each day! My new mantra, "I am a happy, focused, organized person. I can handle anything that comes my way." With three small children, a full time job, a long commute, husband, house, and complicated extended family, I don't always feel that way but the mantra has definitely helped me through some tough moments. If you believe it, it is true.


    I just finished reading Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life by Martin Seligman, which provides step-by-step instructions (and reinforcement)on how to follow Lorie's excellent ideas this week. A must read!! Lorie, thanks for your help in starting the year off right!


    I find this website VERY helpful (and, Lorie, I love your videos: music, little arrows with info on Goodwill donations and ending upbeat message). On positive affirmations, I recommend Louise Hay - You Can Change Your Life and The Power is Within You. Her affirmation which I have made mine: "As I unclutter my life, I free myself to answer the calling of my soul."


    Great post! Started my day with a nice laugh. Thanks


    Great post. Thoughts and words affect so many things. I know that changing thoughts is one of the focuses of cognitive behavioral therapy in psychology.

    Lorie Marrero

    YES!!! I am SO HAPPY to read these comments! Also at least one of our members of our program has written already to change her username-- she reversed it. :) My heart sings!

    And Susan-- wow-- "As I unclutter my life, I free myself to answer the calling of my soul."

    Speechless. Humbling. Wow.

    - Lorie

    Eva Wallace

    I've heard it said that what you focus on is what you gravitate toward. If we focus on negative that is what our life becomes! I'm working hard on breaking this habit now. Look at each area of your life with new eyes - the negative thoughts become habit to the point that we don't know they are there! Find them and reverse them! Thanks Lorie!

    Bernadette Black

    Hi Lorie,
    As I read your post I started to say is she talking about me? Sometimes it's hard to be positive b/c I feel so behind - but if Susan does not mind I would like to use her quote and post it in my trouble spots to keep me positive! "As I unclutter my life, I free myself to answer the calling of my soul."
    (Louise Hay)
    Thank you Lorie and Susan!
    Bernadette Black

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