How to Be a "Person of Increase"

"Convey the impression of advancement with everything you do, so that all people shall receive the impression that you are an Advancing Man, and that you advance all who deal with you."  Wallace Wattles

"The Science of Getting Rich" I also love the phrase, "The way you do anything is the way you do everything." apologies for not knowing who originally said it that way.

All you need to do to be a person of increase is to be fully present in each moment because that's where your power is.  We needn't worry about the past or contemplate the future, but just be the very best version of ourselves that we can be in every moment. 

Do everything well, no matter how simple the task, and watch opportunity unfold for you.

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A Different Definition for "Problem"

What if you could completely change the way you respond to the word “problem”?  It’s a really good idea to do so, because without problems, there can be no growth, no expansion, no improvement.  Problems, challenges, difficulties and obstacles are the contrast we need in order to get better at things and reach greater levels of success.  Know this, if you never have difficulties, you will never grow.  Not in your business, your relationships or as a person.  A problem-free life will be stagnant and static, not vibrant and evolving.  Welcome your problems!

An argument, disagreement or other discord in your relationship is a clear sign that says “here is an opportunity to get closer, to learn more about each other, to become better listeners, solution finders and partners.  Difficulties among your employees or failure in your productions line are chances to grow and improve; IF you get your mind on the frequency of...

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Do You Really Know What "Law of Attraction" means? Are You Ready to Put it to the Test?

In the very early days of Be Happy First, my best friend said she didn’t really understand what I do and what exactly was meant by “Law of Attraction”. I found this explanation today and felt it was worth sharing again.

Law of Attraction, Power of Positive Thinking, Think and Grow Rich, The Bible, Buddha, Napoleon Hill……. References and teaching of these principles are ancient and widespread; only in recent years has the term “Law of Attraction” been coined. At the end of the day, these are all just words. The philosophy and science, yes science, (see quantum physics) and the message are the same. Thoughts become things. You get what you think about whether you want it or not. Birds of a feather flock together. The hurrier I go, the behinder I get. Lol! Sorry, had to include that.

It all boils down to this. We are the creators of our reality. Our thoughts have power and they mold the world around us. My mission is to teach people to be the...

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FEAR "False Evidence Appearing Real"

Many people have used fear as an acronym, I think this one is from Mark Waldman of Neurogym, but I’m not positive.

It’s completely true.  Many times we have fear that is completely unfounded and does not serve us.  Fear plays a role in our survival, don’t get me wrong, but false fear….  well that just cripples us and limits us.  It is in our best interest to put that kind of fear in its place.

My dog Raki, who is like my child, was recently diagnosed with diabetes.  I had a greater than normal fear and hatred of needles when I was told that me beloved pet would need an injection twice a day for the rest of his life.  I turn my eyes away when someone is getting a shot on TV, so this was terrifying news for me.  But I know better than to let fear dictate my life, I would do anything for my dog, so I put on my brave face and decided that I could be a hero for my dog and learn to give a shot.  After the first shot, I could...

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Start Where You Are

Being a happy, vibrant, healthy, joyful lover of life begins in this very moment.  You get to make a new choice as many times a day as you wish and you can ALWAYS choose to look for the positive. 

Create a vision to be in love with for what you want for your life; look around for things to be in love with in this very moment, then open your heart and mind to watch for the path between here and there.  I promise it will unfold and you will love your journey. 

When you find yourself feeling crappy again, start there!  Make a new choice.  Call to mind the things you love, the people, places and things in your life that you adore.  Focus on that, turn your face away from the “troubling” conditions, feel great ON PURPOSE. 

Understand that you have all the power and make the choice that serves you.  Believing in you!  xoxo

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Impromptu Kitchen Sink Primal/Keto Taco Salad

 When I am trying to get to a recipe I want to get right to it without scrolling through a lot of prose, so I will get to the recipe very quickly. At this stage of my journey, I have a goal of less then 50 grams of carbs daily, around 55 grams of protein and the rest of my calories from healthy fats.

I use to track my macronutrients and make adjustments at dinner time to round out the day as much as possible. This is surprisingly easy. At this time, I only had a few grams of protein to go, a little more leeway with carbs, and of course unlimited fat, so this is what I devised.

Feel free to substitute whatever veggies you have handy, zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower or even leafy greens like lettuce or spinach if you like. All recipes are for one unless otherwise specified so the math is easy to feed your lover or your family too.


2 Oz. grassfed ground beef browned
1 oz. goat cheese
1 cup mixed chopped bell peppers
1 slice red onion chopped
1/2 medium...

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How to Navigate this Site

My favorite thing in the world to do is to study and observe, ponder, discuss, discover new ideas and then to share them! 

This results in a vast variety of information from pet care, to cooking, fitness, health and wellness, religion, the stars, the weather……  all interesting and fun but maybe you want to know about something more specific.  If that’s you, please do use the search function (Way up in the upper right hand corner of every page, you’ll see a little magnifying glass. 

Be Sherlock Holmes!) Look for what you really are interested in and  narrow down the posts that pertain to what’s on your mind today.  I always love hearing from you so if there’s something you want to talk about, let me know! 

Leave a comment, join me on Facebook, send me an email, sign up for my email list, send smoke signals!   Let’s be in touch.  Much love and joy to you!  Welcome!

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Just A Number


Over the last year there have been a lot of changes for my body.  Turning 52 and all that goes with that and putting down my beloved electronic cigarette are at the top of that list.

A new phase of life and recovering from a lifelong habit/addiction have presented great challenges. One of those challenges;  I am carrying around about 20 extra pounds that I don’t like, but they REALLY like me!   In the summer of 2016, right before I quit “smoking” I was creating a program called “Be Happy and Grow Fit”, a weight loss and self-esteem building program.

I abandoned that program when I acquired my new friends (lbs 124-144) because I thought I had lost credibility.  I am re-considering that, however, because these challenges are teaching me a LOT that is going to be of great service to those I help with that program.  More details on that as they evolve.


For now, don’t let the number on the...

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The Art of Gift Giving

“Life is what we are alive to. It is not length, but breadth…. Be alive to… goodness, kindness, purity, love, history, poetry, music, flowers, stars, God and eternal hope.”

Maltbie D. Babcock

This quote was on the first page of a brand new journal that was a gift to me from a student and I feel compelled to share how this simple gift package contained so many gifts.  And how the ripple from this one small action can be so very very huge.

Mona sent me a journal, a little wooden stand with a handful of affirmation cards, a beautiful card and a couple of very sweet, personal notes.  It was all wrapped in pretty paper with special touches like stickers and stamps.

Gorgeous in every way.  Just the act of opening it was a treasure.  The journal I will use multiple times every day and will think or the gifter with love and appreciation every single time.  

The notes and cards went on to my vision board so that I am reminded every morning...

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BE the Kind of Person/Mate/Client/Lover you want to Attract!

If you are starting or growing a service based business, looking for your soul mate, or building a customer base as a sales person, a great way to start attracting the types of people you want in your life is to BE that type of person.  This means, of course that you have to first know what your ideal client looks like.  

Create a Client Avatar that is as specific and rich and detailed as you know how to make it.  Include everything that matters to you.  This does not mean that you won’t serve people who fall outside of this description, you are just creating a very clear vision or picture for all of the forces of the Universe to work with.  Once you have that very clear picture, begin to BE that type of client in your own life.  Here is an example of a version of my avatar client.

She is between the ages of 40 and 60 and is a salesperson or business owner (or wants to be).  She has studied or been exposed to Universal Principles like the Law...

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