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When I’m 64!

When I’m 64!

Ah, that would be today! Yay, I’m alive. I’m not a wasn’t or an isn’t. I love the Dr. Seuss Happy Birthday To You book.

A younger blogger wrote about having crow’s feet. Here is me trying to hide my crow’s face.

Today is mine. I am letting go of all the things on my plate

— the drawing I am working on for OWOH. It was supposed to be ‘easy’. I’ve been at it over 20 hours so far and it’s what I want to do but not today. XD


I find myself cleaning of all things. I love everything all clean and uncluttered. My inner child loves to clean. My outer child does NOT. I will make it fun however.

I’m wearing my favorite blouse. It’s knit silk and I already got some kukui oil on it and I will be cleaning in it, but hey, It’s my birthday. I asked dh to take a photo of me to show you, I was so pleased that I didn’t have muffin top. Turns out my delusions are better than my eyesight, so no photo.

Since it’s my birthday and that is like being Queen of the universe, I wish for you all to have your best day ever!

© 2010 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.


Posted by on February 28, 2011 in Uncategorized


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Once, I had the experience of rating the main areas of my life.



Life Work


I rated them on a scale of 1 to 10, how I saw them in the moment. Try it.

Notice your lowest rated area. Sit quietly and listen inside. You know that phrase Let Go and Let God, or nature or a higher power. Do that now.

The more you can relax the easier it is to hear your inner wisdom.

With your breathing, focus on exhaling as completely as you can. The inhale will take care of itself.  Push your breath out as long as you comfortably can. Blow out imaginary candles.

As you continue reading, be aware of your breathing. Feel yourself relaxing.

What would improve your area that you gave the lowest rating?

Can you think of something to change about that area of your life?

Is there any new behavior you could try out?

What does this area have to teach you?

Is there anything for you to forgive? I’m not talking about forgiving any particular circumstance in your life, I’m talking about forgiving yourself for judging yourself in any way. Know that you always did the best you could, given your circumstances at that moment.

Right now is where it is happening. Stay in this place, stay in now. Yesterday is over. Abundance is not there. It is available here and now. If you are having trouble staying present with right now — observe the seat of your chair against your body, the temperature in the room, your breathing.

If there are a lot of challenges for you in your life now, there are also blessings. Everything is a blessing. There is a silver lining to every cloud. Even poop can be composted.

A big secret to creating abundance is composting the poop of your life and enriching your life with this fertilizer. If you have lemons make lemonade.

You are the perfect one for your position in life, the perfect CEO of yourself, inc.

Is there any little change you can make to improve your life? I’m talking small here, so small that it will be easy to do. For e.g. smile at someone, or take three relaxing breaths or turn off the light as you leave the room or any number of things that you think of.

Now rate these four areas of your life as they are right now. : )


Your Health

Your Life Work


I hope you find like I did, that they are better. For me, I had a headache and by the time I relaxed a little it was a much better rating.

Bless you. XD

© 2010 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.


Posted by on February 23, 2011 in Abundance, How to


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FEEL GOOD FRIDAY – Projections

The Girl Next Door Grows Up
Blog started this Feel Good Friday meme. Pick one of her prompts and write about it on your blog!


The thing that made me happiest this week was odd.


Last week I went ballistic when, in my perception, my husband negated my experience. I was raving.

Then a  writer I know, had her booklet translated into Japanese by her son’s girlfriend. Oh, I wanted that for my novel. Maybe it could be a hit in Japan. It’s about … well here’s the pitch –

Koh, is a boy kidnapped as a toddler by a rainforest band that has unique customs and world view. Koh, fascinated by strange people who live near the mountain, struggles to find where he really belongs and overcome strict taboos.

These include: remaining unseen, bypassing capture by warring bands, coping with betrayal by his peers and facing death. Eventually he comes to reunion with the family he doesn’t remember.

I didn’t even tell my husband and I went and asked the writer to ask the girlfriend if she would consider translating my book. Then I set to wondering how to pay for it, a lifetime supply of lei, my firstborn…

Alas, the girl said no; it takes too much time. She did it as a labor of love.

I wasn’t even upset, I felt elated and do you know why? Normally, I would have talked myself out of asking. I WOULD HAVE NEGATED MY DESIRE. And that is why I got so upset, when I perceived my husband as negating my experience because that’s what I do to myself. I am so happy, all I have to do is not negate myself any more and not project it on others.

Wonder what I will be like when I  deal with the gazillion other things I am projecting on him and others. : )

© 2010 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.


Posted by on February 18, 2011 in Japan, writing


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Creating Abundance – Claim Your Power


Would you like to have more of the things you want in life? And less of what you don’t want? Using a practical, spiritual approach, you can discover what true abundance is for you and begin manifesting it. Abundance in the world follows naturally from being connected with your inner abundance. It doesn’t work to demand it. It comes in as a byproduct as you get in touch with the goodness you are.

If you haven’t read it see here for last week’s assignment. or to recap  — I asked you to write a paragraph about your financial state. You don’t have to share it with anyone, it’s just for you. If you haven’t done that consider doing it now.

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Now take a moment to be quiet inside yourself. Exhale for as long as you comfortably can. Allow your lungs to be refilled with clean air.  Exhale again for as long as you comfortably can. Push the air out, as if you are blowing out candles.

Remember to yourself, that you have all the resources necessary to handle your life. If you don’t believe this, pretend for the purposes of this exercise. Let that sink in.

Now take a fresh sheet of paper and write a paragraph about your financial state from this place inside of you.

© 2010 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.


Posted by on February 16, 2011 in Abundance, How to


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Creating Abundance – How I quadrupled my income in 6 months.


Since my husband’s workplace let 50% of their employees go, (not my husband, thank you God), I feel moved to share my secrets of creating abundance. It is my hope that they will be of use to someone out there.

I really did quadruple my income. It was easy. I was a divorcee working part time and I went to full time. That doubled my income. Then I changed my employer, (out of need for different hours) and I got better hours and double my salary.

Before you dismiss it; I don’t believe this could have happened, if I hadn’t laid the groundwork for it. I believe if you lay the groundwork, it will happen in the way that works for you. It could be winning the lottery, it could be a new better job, it could be an inheritance, or any number of ways, probably as many different ways as there are people.

If you’ve been through challenging personal relationships, like divorce, maybe you have learned like I did, that the more you evolve yourself, the better partner you attract to yourself, better partner as in better fit for your needs.

I believe it is the same with creating abundance. The more you evolve, the more aware you are of the abundance in your life.

When I quadrupled my income, I used a shotgun approach, that is I blasted ahead with everything I had. It makes it challenging to know which things worked best. That is, it was not a controlled study. Over the coming Wednesdays, I will post about each of the ways I worked my process.

For this week, write a paragraph about your financial state. You don’t have to share it with anyone, it won’t be graded. It’s just for you. Have it handy next Wednesday.

© 2010 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.


Posted by on February 9, 2011 in Abundance, How to, Uncategorized


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The Girl Next Door Grows Up
Blog started this Feel Good Friday meme. Pick one of her prompts and write about it on your blog!


This week a publisher asked for the rest of my manuscript after reading the first pages. I am the same person I was with the addition of this VALIDATION.

Please put a good thought on this — a thought of publishing my book or better — for me and for the publisher.

ADDENDUM: Alas, before the post is hours old, I discover the publisher is listed on Predators and Editors and not in the way I wanted to see. Thank you for all your kind wishes. The ‘or better’ that I always look for, is that I don’t have to do all the promoting I was envisioning.

© 2010 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.


Posted by on January 14, 2011 in Abundance, writing


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The Girl Next Door Grows Up
Blog started this Feel Good Friday meme. Pick one of her prompts and write about it on your blog!


This week I was sick and I let go of most things and hung out in bed a lot.  I looove to do this.

It makes me think I could schedule in a day sometimes to do that and then maybe my body wouldn’t have to get sick to get me to do it.

I started to schedule in a day off and that feels like pressure. hmm.

Do you all think you get sick sometimes because your body needs a rest?

I wonder what the early warning signs are?

If I knew, I would say loss of my sense of humor and thinking that I have to accomplish in order to feel worthwhile.

I feel excellent right now. Maybe I’ll go play.



© 2010 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.


Posted by on January 7, 2011 in Uncategorized


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What do Japan and the New year have in common?

Ever since the first time I went to Japan, I have wanted to start a New Year’s tradition for myself.

This is the first year, (ten years later), that I have done it.

I was told that in Japan, it is customary to clean out all your closets and cabinets before the New Year. That way you don’t bring anything unwanted from the old year with you.

This is my most used kitchen cabinet.



Not so much different. I wanted dramatic change. (sigh)

Now, I’m off to tackle the under the stairs closet. It has big sliding doors where I hide, sew.



And the other side:



A lady I know who does feng shui said my energy would rise as I cleaned. It is true. I accomplished so much yesterday.

Have your best year ever!

© 2010 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.


Posted by on December 31, 2010 in How to, Japan, Uncategorized


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Book Review – A TIME TO GRIEVE by Carol Staudacher.

A few days ago I woke in the wee hours with a lot of anxiety, think terror. I realized it was about not wanting to lose my loved ones and have to go through the pain of grieving. My ego tries to protect me, by suggesting that I not love anyone and save myself that pain. I did try that, when I was young and it didn’t work. I think our nature at it’s most basic, is loving.

A psychology professor sent me a book, after my second brother died. It’s called A TIME TO GRIEVE -Meditations for healing after the death of a loved one, by Carol Staudacher.

TITLE: A TIME TO GRIEVE -Meditations for healing after the death of a loved one.

AUTHOR: Carol Staudacher

PUBLISHER: HarperOne; 1 edition (July 8, 1994)

Paperback: 256 pages

PRICE: $14.99

In it she states many common feelings people grieving have and then a quote. She continues the page with a meditation about that issue.

Here are two quotes that stood out to me.

Grief itself is a medicine. by William Cowper.

He had ceased to meet us in particular places, in order to meet us everywhere. by C.S. Lewis.

I like to think that my departed loved ones are with me in my heart. It helps me to think that when they die they become omnipresent to me.

Anyway, the book is a blessing to anyone grieving. It was and is to me.

© 2010 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.


Posted by on December 28, 2010 in Book Review, Uncategorized


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BOOK REVIEW – The Perfect Gift For Anyone Over 14.

Beth and Jim Hood’s new book Test Drive Your Future is the perfect gift for anyone – including you.
Whether you are challenged to figure out your career or are a person who knew from an early age what you wanted to be – this book will help you be more efficient in your search.
If you are a college bound person, a housewife returning to the workforce or a depressed middle aged person living at home with your parents – this book will help you.
The Hoods have the subject well covered in clear manageable steps that translate readily to any life situation.
They help you experience greater clarity, that I think is basic to getting more of what you want and need.
Three of my favorite parts of the book are
1. Finding out who makes up my navigation team (supportive people), so I can focus more on them.
2. The end notes in the book are fascinating to me.
3. Matt’s text under keeping refueled, is an important suggestion I haven’t often seen.

It all adds up to excellence, in my book.

Disclaimer – My policy is to only review books that I like. I received a copy of this book as a gift from the authors for reading through an earlier draft.

© 2010 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.


Posted by on November 22, 2010 in Book Review, How to


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