Archive for September, 2008

FM: Straight to the Point

Mini #50

Includes Wisdom Worksheet
2 Key Verse Cards

One of the many Bible books that I read repeatedly is the book of James. A short five  chapters this book offers 54 direct commands, without mincing words on living the  Christian life.

The simple and straightforward approach of this Jerusalem church leader and brother of  Christ covers a wide range of conflicts, topics, and wisdom with clear guidance and a hallenge to put our faith into action. The writing and topics explored touch on the core  of today’s challenges–facing difficulty, doubt, adversity–and are as relevant now as in 50.A.D. (making it one of the earliest books of the New Testament–perhaps even the

In this study we will explore the five chapters of this book in depth and apply James wisdom to our lives while also exploring the self-reflection prompts through the book.

Mastering the Nightly Reflection

Mini #049

13 pages
Includes Nightly Reflection Checklist

Early on in the Toolbox we cover the importance of a Good Morning. Thousands of women have seen the Good Morning practice change the course of their days. The Nightly Reflection is the partner of the Good Morning. It provides a way to “wrap up each day and be done with it” as Emerson says.
.A Nightly Reflection allows a person to recap, release stress, and give thanks for the day while also preparing for the day ahead. However mastering the Nightly Reflection isn’t always easy because:

  • It is unfamiliar
  • Many of us are tired at the end of a day!

In this Mini we are going to work step-by-step through the process of Mastering the Nightly Reflection so you can confidently implement this practice to decrease to stress and find more joy in each day.

Keeping A Food Diary: How picking up a pen can double your weight loss results

Mini #48

Includes Food Tracking Printable

What if picking up a pen could more than double your weight-loss results? Would you be interested?  Recent research conducted by Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research and published in the August 08 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine showed those who kept a food diary ended up losing twice as much weight as those who did not.

“The more food records people kept, the more weight they lost,” says Jack Hollis PhD, a researcher at KPCHR and lead author of the study published in the August issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. “Those who kept daily food records lost twice as much weight as those who kept no records. It seems that the simple act of writing down what you eat encourages people to consume fewer calories.”

In this Mini you’ll learn

  • The benefits of a Food Diary
  • How to maintain your Food Diary (includes template)
  • Track how your mood affects your food choices
  • How to analyze your intake and discover trends to help you reach your weight loss goal
  • Alternative choices for “tempting” food times

Introduction to Visual Journaling: (No Creativity or Supplies Required)

Mini #47

12 pages

People create visual journals for all sorts of reasons-namely because the discoveries we find in this process are fresh, offer new perspectives, and provide an insight that is unique to visual journaling.

In my own life, I have used written journaling for years. I found that a written journal became a necessary tool for recording the details of my life, making sense of experience on paper, and reconciling the past. In 2004 I began visual journaling as a structured practice. Within two weeks of the process I made an interesting discovery. While written journaling is vital to help me make sense of the past, visual journaling helps me live in the present. Visual Journal Page sample by Tracy

In this 12 page introductory lesson (adapted from my Visual Journaling course) we will complete three projects and ….

  •  Learn about Visual / Art Journaling
  • Go on a Supply Scavenger Hunt
  • Choose a “Home” for your journal
  • Create a Visual Idea Bank
  •  Project: A Collection of Words
  • Project: Abandoning Structure
  • Project: Finding Inspiration in Unexpected Places