Tuesday, April 30, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4663

You KNOW it was a good day when the blackened salmon
at The Flying Pig didn’t make the list!
HappyUP!!! - Gebra                            
Why it happened - she is AWESOME
Why it makes me happy - OK...I stayed at a “fancy smancy” downtown hotel for 5 days while they could accomodate me. For the last two nights, I had to move to the outskirts of town. Nope, I am NOT calling it low rent because that is where this lady works. She had a hand written note delivered to my room this morning....including some of the things I told her at check in. This place gets more stars than that hoity toity place. Gebra, it is written, you rock!

HappyUP!!! - Kira
Why it happened - just ran across her
Why it makes me happy - what a lovely young lady...just working...and going to school to improve her lot at the same time. Very lovely personality. A highlight to my day

HappyUP!!! - Fly Over Canada
Why it happened - had to do it
Why it makes me happy - this is a piece of tourism that you have to see. Basically, it is a tourist attraction that promotes tourism in Canada...and you pay $28 to see it! BRILLIANT! My only complaint is that it was too short....that is 

HappyUP!!! - a pop up lesson
Why it happened -I’m ingenious
Why it makes me happy- I was returning the guitar that I had rented for the week. I was running ahead of time. I said, “what could put the cherry on top of this sundae?” Took a chance to see if a guitar instructor was available....and there was. It was like I had coverage from above. Brian Paulson at Long&McQuade, Vancouver, was PHENOMENOL for what he showed me on the fly. I am inspired!

JollyJottings. Gebra....fly over canada...celebrating a week...blackened salmon...T shirt...Kira...

Monday, April 29, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4662

Just Another Day in the Life!
 HappyUP!!! - McGyvering                            
Why it happened - there are some things I’m on top of
Why it makes me happy - I get to the venue about an hour early....which is ON TIME considering the importance of this deal. I get one foot out of the rental car and....POP...the key button on my jacket snags and flies to the parking lot floor. No worries...no stress...I pop the trunk, go to my toiletries kit, the sewing kit is there and, thanks to Ms Wolf’s teachings from Bachelor Living back in high school, I pop that baby back on. Easy. Now...what if I had been like most people? THAT stress on a day like today may have sent them over the edge.
Getting accolades from rock stars!

HappyUP!!! - getting the certification 
Why it happened - I did more than a bit of work
Why it makes me happy - this gives me the final, formal thing I need to begin helping people at an entirely new level and REALLY “giving them permission and encouragement to see things differently.”

HappyUP!!! - The Chefs Boil
Why it happened - it was down the street
Why it makes me happy - OK...this place didn’t look like much from the outside. BUT, that bucket of shrimp with the mixture of Asian sauces? TO DIE FOR! Nice and messy too. I should have worn the bib!

HappyUP!!! - finding the new hotel
Why it happened - Waze
Why it makes me happy- for whatever reason, Waze decided to be silent...not a good thing in a strange town. The route, however, was mostly a string of straight shots. Drove right to my next habitat!

Sunday, April 28, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4661

THAT is how ya do it!
HappyUP!!! - Salmon Wellington                       
Why it happened - Joe Fortes does it right
Why it makes me happy - been the first chance I have had to sit down to a formal dinner in this town. GREAT CHOICE! The food and the company could not be better

HappyUP!!! - Lebanese lunch
Why it happened - the gang was going there
Why it makes me happy - NOPE! It would not have been my choice...but it was delicious! I don’t know what I had on top of the cabbage...the choice was “beef” so, yeah, it was beef. Good though!

HappyUP!!! - Marisa back
Why it happened - it’s her school
Why it makes me happy - I am thrilled at the amount of time she has spent with us so far. We will get another dose tomorrow. It’s been a great trip!

HappyUP!!! - Sunday Driving
Why it happened - it comes up once a week
Why it makes me happy- this town is a little funky with it’s layout. The driving was LAID back today. Easy like a Sunday morning!

Saturday, April 27, 2019

HappyUP!!!Day 4660

HappyUP!!! - lunch                            
Why it happened - a happenstance
Why it makes me happy - with meetings on campus, most of the venues were closed...well...except for that one on the first floor that had the line out the door.....for basically pizza. Pizza!!! If I was that hungry, I would chew my arm off first ...let alone settle for pizza! Or, I’d say, “I guess this is my intermittent fast day!”  But, I didn’t feel like fasting. I took the road less travelled. I ventured on to the 3rd floor that was scarcely populated and came across a LOVELY toasted ham and cheese on a croissant!

HappyUP!!! - chauffeur to the star 
Why it happened - I had a rental car
Why it makes me happy - I can add that to my list of things that I have done. It is something that I wouldn’t have made a big deal of in the past. Yet, it is a big deal! It was an honor and a privilege. I am a lucky person

HappyUP!!! - “we like the casual look”
Why it happened - I dressed down
Why it makes me happy - it was a good reminder on how to take compliments. I shall compliment the one who gave me a deserved “whack on the side of the head” in that regard.

HappyUP!!! - permission to look at things differently
Why it happened - I paid attention
Why it makes me happy- it is really interesting the kind of thinking that occurs when you get outside of your inner circle.....and I have a great inner circle! My stock price got a huge bump yesterday.

HappyUP!!! - healing a person
Why it happened - practice
Why it makes me happy - I felt it...he felt it...problem gone. It was of no surprise to me either.


Friday, April 26, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4659

HappyUP!!! - a regression                         
Why it happened - training
Why it makes me happy - the trip on this orb has been stellar so far. Today, I found a little sweet spot that is going to enhance the journey. A memory that touched a feeling that I can re-access without the memory. Expanding my range

HappyUP!!! - did I get a request?
Why it happened - I made a comment
Why it makes me happy - I just may have an opportunity thrown my way. It is one that will benefit me if it comes to pass but, more importantly, will be of tremendous value to many others

HappyUP!!! - a German girl
Why it happened - I was performing service
Why it makes me happy - it was an absolute honor to have brought that much joy to another person...a relative stranger...tears of joy running down her face...as she travelled in her mind to a town that she is unlikely to have visited in a long time

HappyUP!!! - nice commuting
Why it happened - lucky? Wavz?
Why it makes me happy- absolutely no hassle at all. I even got recognized as the on site parking expert and was able to assist a fellow classmate. Being useful


Thursday, April 25, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4658

HappyUP!!! - finding venue                              
Why it happened - Waze
Why it makes me happy - THAT would have been a confusing little trip. Found the place and parking....and found an even better parking spot for tomorrow.

HappyUP!!! - giving a lift
Why it happened - I have a rental car
Why it makes me happy - felt nice to do a couple of classmates a favor and spare them a bus ride

HappyUP!!! - Marisa Peer
Why it happened - she showed up first day
Why it makes me happy - I didn’t think we would see that much of her...at least first day. Awesome presence.

HappyUP!!! - classmates
Why it happened - taking a course
Why it makes me happy- my small group was fantastic....as were the people I interacted with today. Great experience so far. The day flew by

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4657

HappyUP!!! - coffee                                   
Why it happened -it’s what I do
Why it makes me happy - it was brief...but a fun chat with my buddy this morning. Great start to an epic day

HappyUP!!! - easy travels 
Why it happened - I was on the move
Why it makes me happy - plenty of opportunity for hassles....not a one. Things all went beyond expectation

HappyUP!!! - Taylor 224 ce-K DLX
Why it happened - it’s what I picked up
Why it makes me happy - THIS is one FINE piece of wood that will be my company for the next few days. She/he has a bright, happy tone. Can’t wait to get out where I can bang it a bit harder.

HappyUP!!! - people I sat next to
Why it happened - I was forced into proximity
Why it makes me happy- I’m not a big “talk to strangers” person. Ran across a couple of interesting dudes today....learned some cool trivia too!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4656

HappyUP!!! - Two great speeches                                  
Why it happened -it's Tuesday
Why it makes me happy - very polished presentations today. It was a joy for me to be an evaluator

HappyUP!!! - final checks
Why it happened -I am the Treasurer
Why it makes me happy -ahhhhhhh.....once every single dues check is collected, any person who has been a Treasurer will relate to that feeling

HappyUP!!! - my stylist
Why it happened - we do this
Why it makes me happy -glad she could get me in before my big event. Always makes you feel good to look good....and I look mahvalous darling

Monday, April 22, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4655

HappyUP!!! - AAA                           
Why it happened - I checked
Why it makes me happy - I'm going to get a nice little discount on an upcoming venue that I booked. I hadn't even thought to check! I shall become more diligent

HappyUP!!! - chat with a friend
Why it happened - it was time
Why it makes me happy - overdue for this convo...so great to hear from my buddy

HappyUP!!! - more planting
Why it happened - last minute thought
Why it makes me happy - Roseville Hardware is the best. I needed to get a key made and what was sitting out front? Tomato plants. What do I have? A lot of space to put them. I was going to do this later but it was so easy to grab and go. The prep for the bed was quick (excellent soil) and my friends are that much closer to some home grown maters in a couple of months

HappyUP!!! - found item
Why it happened - I thought...
Why it makes me happy- didn't have to do the deep dive. There it was....right between the car seat and the console...slippery little devil. No worry!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4654

King of the Eggs

HappyUP!!! - Sun on my back                                  
Why it happened -yard work
Why it makes me happy - got the ol rototiller out today...man, that thing is a BEAST! (in the best of ways). It fired up on the first pull! It was perfect weather to get a little color. I think I was exposed just long enough. Might be feeling a little something on me tonight...nothing major. What a day to be in the garden
"I got one....noooo....two!"

HappyUP!!! - Home Depot/Walmart 
Why it happened - Easter Sunday?
Why it makes me happy - I went early....not ridiculously early...and got what I was looking for at both places (along with some fun stuff) and I was in and out and back home so I could.....

HappyUP!!! - .....get the first tomatoes in
Why it happened - it's that time of year
Why it makes me happy - I didn't go too crazy. I just put in a few to get started. THEN, I started to get inspired about some possibilities. Lots on my plate coming up. I'll sneak in a little more time tomorrow. Nutter Farms is back in business!

HappyUP!!! - Easter supper
Why it happened - it's a thing
Why it makes me happy- what a delicious meal at my nephew's house. I got to watch the little one keep saying, "found one," as he identified another treasure on his hunt. Juggling proved to be somewhat entertaining. I may have recruited one to the fold.

Finally -
I won't go into detail....but finding something IMPORTANT....on about the 8th look through the place it was supposed to be all along! Yes, it was the definition of insanity to keep looking there... but it HAD to be there. My system for storage WILL change!!!

Saturday, April 20, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4653

WOW!!! It must be Easter
HappyUP!!! - my outfit                                 
Why it happened -it's Easter
Why it makes me happy -yes, I said, "outfit." I know...the Man Police are on the way as "men don't do outfits...men have attire." Oh please!  Come and get me...but bring a basket to put this Easter egg in

HappyUP!!! - 7 iron on 2
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy - that pin wasn't accessible from the lie I had in the rough....oh?...but it was!

HappyUP!!! - Brandon advice
Why it happened -I asked
Why it makes me happy -I like this guy. Working his way through college. He had some good kinesthetic advice today.

Friday, April 19, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4652

HappyUP!!! -weight                                
Why it happened - been good
Why it makes me happy -a nice little dip below the set point is always a pick me up first thing in the morning

Why it happened - I'm fast?
Why it makes me happy -I did the Morning Pages faster than I ever have before. It could be an indicator of a lot of things....or nothing at all...it was quality time

HappyUP!!! - pain free
Why it happened - no sugar?
Why it makes me happy -I thought the yard work I did yesterday would be a little crippling today...not the case. Does a lack of sugar have anything to do with that? Who knows? I know it doesn't hurt to not be pumping pro-inflammatories into my body on top of doing some inflaming activity.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4651

HappyUP!!! - AT&T                                  
Why it happened -I chatted
Why it makes me happy - first, I am so happy that I could text chat. I love that feature these days. Sure, you have to get past the robot for real action. Not hard. I came in looking for something that was worth about $60 as a courtesy to my loyalty.  I didn't just get that....I got a TON more! Should they have reached out and offered it to me without my inquiry? Probably. Yet, I also could always ask. Glad I did! I am thrilled

HappyUP!!! - yard work
Why it happened - you should have seen the weather
Why it makes me happy -nope, it wasn't on my list today to take it as deep as I did....I just couldn't stop! It was too nice outside. That other stuff that was on today's list....I think they make another day for those...tomorrow

HappyUP!!! - nutrition research
Why it happened - I am becoming more aware
Why it makes me happy - the health benefit of the radish REALLY surprised me. I had heard some things that did not shine a nice light on tomatoes....but...they get the green light! Cool because I need to go "into the ground" with them in days to come.  Apple Cider Vinegar - I have been drinking a tonic that includes turmeric. Yet, I was pleased enough by what I saw to add ACV to my daily list.

HappyUP!!! - Mueller Report
Why it happened - it's a process
Why it makes me happy- one step closer to that chapter being over. From here, to someone in the middle, things start to get VERY entertaining. If there was no findings in an investigation of this scope, it seems that the parties that brought it on need to be looked at due to the seriousness of the situation....and I think that will be happening.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4650

HappyUP!!! - Mr Exact Change                                   
Why it happened - preparation
Why it makes me happy - bailed a buddy out from some terrible service from the waitstaff...and, while not for this reason, it was pre-planned

HappyUP!!! - document resurfaced
Why it happened - a heads up person
Why it makes me happy - great to know this isn't floating around out there for nefarious purposes

HappyUP!!! - driving the ball
Why it happened - MISIG
Why it makes me happy - there is NO doubt I have regained some pop in my bat...a minimum of 20 yards over the last few years. This is going to be immensely helpful this season. It's all coming together

HappyUP!!! - wedge on 6
Why it happened - skills and luck
Why it makes me happy-OK...I got a good forward bounce...but I hit it dead straight! Gimmie birdies are ALWAYS going to be a HappyUP!!!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4649

HappyUP!!! -  GREAT Meeting                                 
Why it happened -it's Tuesday
Why it makes me happy -literally could not pick between the evaluators or the speakers today. That is how great the presentations were. The Table Topics were right there too

HappyUP!!! - BB King
Why it happened -YouTube
Why it makes me happy -stumbled across a clinic he gave. NOPE...don't have those skills BUT I definitely heard my phrasing change by listening

HappyUP!!! - a cancellation
Why it happened -it happens
Why it makes me happy - this is going to put me ahead tomorrow....and I sure could use it. Need to play a little catch up

HappyUP!!! - welcome back
Why it happened - my friend was MIA
Why it makes me happy- glad to get a brief chance to re-visit. We'll hook up for longer soon!


Monday, April 15, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4648

HappyUP!!! -  Yocha DeHe                                 
Why it happened -a going away gig
Why it makes me happy - haven't played this course in FOREVER! It's always a special treat. It was particularly cool because I took my nephew along for his first time there. Great day

HappyUP!!! - some beefy mid-irons
Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - the wind made it a bit tough to gauge distances. I put the smack on a 5 and a 6 iron and they both led to birdies and a skin. You know how much I love birdies! The skin?...that is just the cherry on top

HappyUP!!! -mentor call
Why it happened - I signed up for it
Why it makes me happy -the minutes pass too quickly when chatting with my mentor. I got some great ideas and a commitment to some extra time. It appears that we are both enjoying the process.

HappyUP!!! -jammin this morning
Why it happened - procrastination
Why it makes me happy- yeah...some stuff I SHOULD have done yesterday. I will tell you this, however. There was NO WAY I would have gotten the things done faster due to the deadline. NOW, I just need to bottle that kind of activity more often. It will happen

Sunday, April 14, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4647 MASTERS Sunday!!!

It's the only - hard wired sporting event in my calendar. It was interesting to watch it in the morning due to a change to avoid impending weather. It all led too....

HappyUP!!! - Tiger is back!!!                                   
Why it happened - lots of guts and work
Why it makes me happy -OK, back in the day, I was not a Tiger fan.....because he was sooooo good. He ran away with  major events (the ones I watch) and, hence, eliminated the reason I would watch...for the drama. Fantastic to see him back in form. It also says something about forgiveness amongst the population due to his indiscretions in the past. He was allowed redemption 

HappyUP!!! - Townhall meeting
Why it happened - we do those occasionally
Why it makes me happy -I wondered why we were having one so soon. It became evidently clear shortly into the program. It's that good ol politics stuff!

HappyUP!!! - shop open tomorrow
Why it happened - outside event
Why it makes me happy - I need my clubs for travel! Oopsie...kind of forgot today

HappyUP!!! - meeting M.E.
Why it happened -the town hall
Why it makes me happy- heard a lot about him. Seems like a nice guy. Great to see someone so involved.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4646

HappyUP!!! -Hitting 4 in two                                   
Why it happened - a couple of popped shots and been stretching
Why it makes me happy - that 3 wood was nutted! Never thought it would get there. It's probably been two years since I put a ball on that par 5 in 2. The MISIG may be paying off. 

HappyUP!!! - sand play
Why it happened -I got skills
Why it makes me happy - made 3 out of 4 sandies...should have gotten the tough one down in two on first hole...but...got a little lucky on 13. The little bump and run from the bad lie on 17 was professional grade

HappyUP!!! -farewell to a friend
Why it happened -he's moving
Why it makes me happy -glad I hung around today for the party. Hate to see the guy go but California is an expensive place to live

HappyUP!!! - taxes picked up
Why it happened -I got lucky
Why it makes me happy- I kind of put this off. Glad the office was open today. Monday is the deadline and I am booked out. It will all be over tomorrow...including the tears!

Friday, April 12, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4645

HappyUP!!! -birdie on 18                              
Why it happened -good shots...and downwind
Why it makes me happy -not my best ball striking day...but got it around OK...and that little spinny 50 yard wedge downwind was a nice capper to the day. Tricky little 5 foot left to right putt that went center cut was a nice treat as well

HappyUP!!! - getting an ad submitted
Why it happened -a deadline
Why it makes me happy -I have the best person helping me out. Her improvement to my very basic layout was TREMENDOUS!

HappyUP!!! - The Masters
Why it happened -it's a tradition like no other
Why it makes me happy -oh what a leaderboard is shaping up. It includes that fella by the last name of Woods. This could be a good one!

Thursday, April 11, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4644

HappyUP!!! -meeting with CEO                                
Why it happened -we do meetings
Why it makes me happy -I got some great information. I gave some in exchange. "OWGT" seems to run amongst his constituents. While it could be problematic, I look more to it as opportunistic.

HappyUP!!! - The Masters has begun
Why it happened -it's a tradition like no other
Why it makes me happy -I just LOVE everything about this sporting event. It is probably my favorite amongst all that are held. Tradition, gorgeous grounds, high stakes, minimal commercials to scroll through, and a fancy green jacket. Hello TV over the next few days

HappyUP!!! - Flaggin em down
Why it happened -they were hanging around
Why it makes me happy -nice exchange that I had between me and this lovely couple

HappyUP!!! - yard work
Why it happened - it's that time of year
Why it makes me happy- I am sure that it will become a chore. It usually does. Maybe not this year under a different mindset. For now, it is a "when THIS becomes THAT" joy as the ground dries out and the winter growth can be transformed into the optimism of new beginnings. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4643 SuperHappyUP!!! Day

Tea? - looks relaxing
OK, kids - if today doesn't prove what the right mindset and attitude can do for you, you will never get it. After all, how can getting your teeth scraped, going to the social security office, going to DMV (twice), going to the hardware store (twice), and having your plumber come over and spend a ton of dough be a SuperHappyUP!!! Day?

Valid Question - if I was you, I think I would be crying, "that's a bunch of bull excrement!"...or something to that effect.

HappyUP!!! - the teeth cleaning                                   
Why it happened -I do it regularly
Why it makes me happy -I LOVE my hygienists. The one that I had today is the brutal one...usually. For whatever reason, perhaps I am doing a better job, it was totally painless and quite entertaining

HappyUP!!! - social security office
Why it happened -I decided to "hammer it out" today by handling "unpleasant" tasks
Why it makes me happy - I had never been to the new place. 20 minutes and no hassle and mission accomplished!

HappyUP!!! - on to DMV
Why it happened -my license is hiding
Why it makes me happy -I'm going to NEED my license soon. Yeah, you should have it every time you drive but mine isn't laying around in my money clip where it is supposed to be. It takes 2 months to get an appointment. THAT dog does not hunt. Hey, I have misplaced it so I have to do the time. The parking lot is jammed. There isn't any street parking. I decide to go home and see if the license may have magically appeared. No dice. I take a shot later in the day....4:55. I always heard this about DMV that they "work pretty fast at closing time." The parking lot is a GHOST TOWN!!! I am in and out in 10 minutes....and probably 3 of those was because I went in the wrong door! I LOVE the DMV!!!

It may not look like much to you but it
makes a crapload of difference to me!
HappyUP!!! - my plumber showed up
Why it happened -he is the BEST!!!
Why it makes me happy- he not only unclogged my sewer line, he installed a clean out that I needed, and replaced the trap under my sink that was a mess. He didn't show up on time...he was EARLY! Awesome!!! All of the work added up to a price that was fair...but it was a hefty tab. Well, guess what? Remember that little NCAA Bracket pool I unexpectedly won the other night? Covered the plumbing, my driver's license replacement, and some pocket change that I will go blow on something just for fun.

HappyUP!!! - the iMac
Why it happened - I ordered it
Why it makes me happy - OK, it came almost two weeks ago. My iPad has been doing great and I really hadn't determined where I was going to put it so it sat in the box. I pulled it out today. It set up like a DREAM...another stress point avoided.  It works PERFECTLY here on the blog (the iPad does not). Life changing? No. Compatible with all my stuff? Yes. The iPad is fantastic but it's not quite a computer...and..the display on the iMac? OMG...stunning

The day went so well - that "finding my missing kitty" didn't even make the cut. Plus, all of the above happened before 6 and I said, "nothing is going to top today," so I posted early tonight!

A LOT of potential stress points - all taken care of by professionals and no stress to me. I think I will enjoy a nice cup of tea! Cheers


Pseudocyesis -  false pregnancy.

Are you familiar? - I had heard some passing comments about it. There was something about it that got my curiosity going.

This occurs - when a woman has many, if not all, of the symptoms of pregnancy.

There is just one thing missing - a fetus.

Here is the greatest thing that I found - “although the exact causes are unknown, doctors suspect that psychological factors may trick the body into “thinking” that it’s pregnant.”

How is that - for a SHOCKING Flash of the Obvious?

Couvade - is a related condition. This one shows up with males having “sympathy symptoms” with their female partner. Weight gain, nausea, and backache are all included.

What is the point? - this is a HUGE one.

If people can manifest all of the symptoms of a condition or disease purely through their mind, it only makes sense that they can also manifest the cure for an underlying condition or disease.

It also says something from the medical community regarding the brain and the mind - they have NO CLUE of the degree of power that the mind has.

I know the general public doesn’t - which is exactly why I have entered the field of helping people tapping into a portion of their brain that they previously had no access to.

The greatest thing? - Big Pharma isn’t involved. I have some pieces coming up on Big Pharma. Let’s just say that they are a LAST RESORT.  Your mind, movement  and your diet need to be center stage with the mind being the lead actor.

It is an exciting time to be alive.

BreakUP!!! With Sugar FREE COURSE

(Originally posted 3/24/2019)

Alright - I am going to make this really easy for you.

Sugar - it’s BAD! Horrid!

If I saw a kid - with a soda in one hand and a cigarette in the other and I could make him give up one?

I don’t know which - one I would choose.

Yeah - I am that serious about it.  I’ve done enough research for myself. I gave it up in October 2018.

If you need to do the research - it’s out there. People have written more extensively on it than I am going to.

The changes? - Dramatic

I will expand on this topic- in the future but I just got through giving a talk about this and several audience members wanted to know more.

Here is the link to the free course that I took -   I don’t think there are any catches to that “free” part.

Will power alone - is unlikely to get you through this. Eric Edmeades 7 day course is only 10-15 minutes a day for 7 days. Once you get through that time frame, you will be fine. You CAN do this!

I will add one thing - you are LIKELY to screw up at some point. I did. 3 days in I ate two chocolate chip cookies that just came out of an oven. Hey, it’s sugar and it’s addictive. You will make mistakes. Who cares?  Don’t beat yourself up. Just get back on the horse and ride again.

Here is the good news - I have been in a lot of “sugary situations” since then (think about it....passing out Halloween Candy....the holidays....etc) and I wasn’t even tempted.

I changed my thoughts - which, over time, changed my BELIEFS. The change in beliefs made it EASY to change my ACTION (avoiding sugar). In the Neuro Linguistic Programming world, I am told that what I did was a “re-frame.”

I now see sugar as - RAT POISON. Prior to this course, I don’t even want to tell you what my sugar consumption was....from the obvious ice cream and candies to the subtle ways BIG SUGAR has injected into your everyday food supply.

People ask -“don’t you want a little treat once in awhile?”

HELL NO!!! - how could RAT POISON be a treat! It is an easy and reflexive answer that I don’t even think about.

“Scott, you are special. I couldn’t do that” - while I will agree with you on the point that I am special in many ways.....I am a commoner in this area. ANYBODY can do this.  Check back with me. Let me know how you did.

I hope - I help you get rid of some ailments and got you on your way to the best life you could imagine....pain free...drug free.

No doctor - is going to recommend giving up sugar to cure your arthritis, for example. First, they took no nutrition training in med school. Second - they are trained to prescribe medicine. That is all backed by Big Pharma.  If no sugar means NO DRUGS, sign me up! The only thing worse for you than sugar is the drug or drug combinations you end up with due to high blood pressure, cholesterol, arthritis, etc and managing how all of those awful things interact with your body.

WARNING - a nasty side effect to giving up sugar is that you probably are going to lose some weight.

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4642

HappyUP!!! - CRAZY fairway bunker shots                             
Why it happened - level knees
Why it makes me happy - this is NOT a shot I am known for but I hit two of them from long range that were PRO quality! Amazing!!!

HappyUP!!! - 4 iron into the wind
Why it happened -some skills
Why it makes me happy - 180+ into a 20-25 mph wind...and I flighted that puppy down and put that one right to the back edge. 

HappyUP!!! - good drive time
Why it happened - coming home
Why it makes me happy - great time with the bro over the last few days. The drive home was no exception

HappyUP!!! - lining stuff up 
Why it happened -I’m getting on it
Why it makes me happy- took some doing...but I am getting it done!...after getting unpacked.   A productive night!

Monday, April 08, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4641 SUPERHappyUP!!! Day

HappyUP!!! - Zone Qualifier               
Why it happened - we qualified to get here
Why it makes me happy - fog lifted LITERALLY at our tee time. I had the ball nicely in play off the tee all day. Hit a fabulous fairway bunker shot. My brother tossed in a birdie. I nearly missed holing out for eagle. We got down to shirt sleeves due to the impeccable weather. We didn’t play that well and we still ended up upper middle of pack for day 2.  Dinner with our partners was outstanding with a good time had by all.  I am very OPTIMISTIC about tomorrow.

HappyUP!!! - Lovers Point
Why it happened - it’s where our hotel is
Why it makes me happy - gorgeous day to be out watching the ocean do it’s thing, climb around on the rocks, catch the surfers, do a little juggling.

HappyUP!!! - NCAA Finals
Why it happened - it’s that March Madness finale
Why it makes me happy - I WON THE POOL! Are you kidding me?!?! Just need to take that momentum into tomorrow!

HappyUP!!! - study time
Why it happened - had some time to kill
Why it makes me happy- there was a heads up for what my next two weeks will look like. I got some great ideas as I was doing my review of materials. 

Sunday, April 07, 2019

HappyUP!!! DAY 4640

HappyUP!!! - Road Time                         
Why it happened -tournament away
Why it makes me happy -great company on the road today. 

HappyUP!!! - Walmart
Why it happened -I was in need
Why it makes me happy -they were out of those balls last time I was there. Not today. Makes for an easy peasy morning. Turns out, due to an emergency, I NEEDED that saved time

HappyUP!!! - Dinner
Why it happened -we are on the road
Why it makes me happy - Sand Dabs and Calamari? Are you kidding me? Right on the ocean...yeah, I can probably stop right there. Great help from the server who saved me a trip to the store. SWEEET!

Saturday, April 06, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4639

HappyUP!!! - Nephew fill in                             
Why it happened - time off
Why it makes me happy -pro shop made a smart accommodation. He was a great add on to our group today

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 11
Why it happened - sweet 6 iron and putt
Why it makes me happy -hit the second shot right where I was trying to and then....BOOM!...made a putt on the waffle iron greens. 

HappyUP!!! -Virginia Cavaliers win
Why it happened - NCAA
Why it makes me happy -I’m probably not winning....but I’m ALIVE!...barely

Friday, April 05, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4638

HappyUP!!! - Division Speech Contest                          
Why it happened - it’s a Toastmaster thing
Why it makes me happy - I had won at the club and area levels. The competition gets really tough at Division. Tonight was no exception. No matter what happened, though, I knew I was a winner. People came up to me beforehand and said, “do you notice how little sugar items were brought for the pot luck?” Keep in mind, the speech I had given at the area contest was about the evils of sugar. The point? People remembered and people were taking action. If you can make that happen as a speaker, you have done a hell of a job! I felt like a winner before I said a word

HappyUP!!! - Walking the Trail
Why it happened - inspiration from last night
Why it makes me happy - I needed to get away from the house and MOVE while I practiced my speech. Nature is a great place for that. Up ahead, I saw a homeless man on a bench. I knew I was going to get panhandled so I stopped practicing my anti-sugar speech way before I saw him. I was ready for him to hit me up for some cash. As I approached, he said, “excuse me sir....do you have an extra sugar packet?”  Obviously, he was having a withdrawal issue of some sort. The irony of the situation was too much! I laughed to myself about it, gave him some cash, and pointed him to a nearby store.

HappyUP!!! - Seeing improvements
Why it happened - the speech contest
Why it makes me happy - I had seen some of the contestants before. I was heartfelt in my congratulations to them for their marked improvement over the last time. One can say, “big deal,” but one would be short-sighted. You see, when someone gets better at something...especially something others fear.....you know a HUGE shift has incurred internally in all aspects of their life. I dig that!

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Thursday, April 04, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4637

HappyUP!!! - call from my partner                          
Why it happened - he was thinking about me
Why it makes me happy - soooo excited and getting geared up for his invitational tournament next month

HappyUP!!! - BrainSTORMERS
Why it happened - I hosted
Why it makes me happy - great ladies over, fabulous conversation, meaningful stuff....and...I got one HUGE AHA that is going to serve me TOMORROW

HappyUP!!! -Yardwork
Why it happened - company was coming
Why it makes me happy - great to sneak this in. I didn’t think I would have the time. Easier now than after the rain that is coming. Looks great!

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4636

HappyUP!!! - deciding to tee it up                                  
Why it happened - might be last chance for awhile
Why it makes me happy - between rain and some commitments, I’m glad I took the time to get a tune up before next week’s big qualifying tournament. Things are getting exciting! I 

HappyUP!!! - a nice win
Why it happened - that last putt
Why it makes me happy - not the best ball striking day...but...in the end, it is always the putter that lays down the law. Yeah, that last putt I made on 18?...it was good for 1/3 of the winnings today. It was a lovely note to head home on

HappyUP!!! - meeting with my designer
Why it happened - I hired her
Why it makes me happy - got some great information. Many would not have gone the route and DIY’d it...I could have...and wasted time and experienced frustration “muscling through” and learning something that I would not be using again. Delegation!