Thursday, July 31, 2014

Seventh Generation

"What we do matters, not just to ourselves but to the generations to come. Your ripple may become a tsunami. Will your actions enhance or detract from those that come after us?
Look behind you. See your sons and your daughters. They are your future. Look farther and see your sons' and your daughters' children and their children's children even unto the Seventh Generation. That's the way we were taught. Think about it: you yourself are a Seventh Generation."
~Leon Shenandoah, ONONDAGA

The Creator designed us with a free will. That means we function from choices and consequences. It is important that we practice thinking about consequences before we make decisions about choices. Every choice I make is like setting up dominos one after the other that produce consequences. Not just for me but also for my children and for the children that are unborn. My choices and decision today will have consequences for seven generations. For example, if I work on my own spiritual development and I walk the Red Road, the odds are that my children will. They will marry and their children will follow the Red Road and so will my grandchildren even up to the seventh generation. This will happen because of the choices and decisions that I make today.

Great Spirit, grant that the choices and decisions that I make today will honor Your laws and values. May I live in peace today that will ripple into the seventh generation.

We Are Spirit

“We have bodies.
We have
We have Histories.
But we are not
Those Things.
We are Spirit.”
~Sonia Choquette

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Lady is a Champ...Honorary Life Warrior Carol Polis

"I had the pleasure of meeting Carol Polis a few years back while working in Greenville Maine, the home of breathtaking Moosehead Lake, as Editor of a small town newspaper. I immediately was drawn to her energy and story. This is the first feature story for Life Warriors about a Real Life Warrior. Carol was in the process of writing her book at the time and I am pleased to announce that it has arrived! Kudos to Carol and all of you out there that have a story to tell."
~Heidi St. Jean 

The 1970s were a time of great upheaval for women. There was Roe v. Wade and the Equal Rights Amendment. There were Gloria Steinem, Billie Jean King, Golda Meir, and Carol Polis.

Who is Carol Polis? In 1971, Carol Polis married a part-time professional boxing referee. Within two years, she went from being a squeamish spectator to a professional boxing judge, the first woman ever to do so. As luck would have it, not only was this period the golden age of womens rights, it was also the golden age of boxing. Carol Polis had a ringside seat for all of it. Sometimes she was the main event. From cutting her teeth on three-round undercard fights at the gritty Blue Horizon in Philadelphia to finding herself at the center of a riot at Madison Square Garden; from being schooled in Joe Frazier s sweat drenched gym on North Broad Street to officiating in a Don King tournament and being investigated by the FBI; from following the careers of local fighters like Boogaloo Watts and Willie the Worm Monroe to becoming a personal guest of Muhammad Ali; from speaking at the nearby Rotary Club to appearing as a contestant on Whats My Line and To Tell the Truth; five-foot-one, 115-pound Carol Polis, for better or for worse, was treated as an ambassador for all women, a novelty, and even a misfit. Polis was bound by none of these labels.

First and foremost, Carol Polis was a mom. When her marriage breaks up in 1977, Polis's life becomes more a matter of survival than knockouts. It is while keeping a roof over her kids heads and later raising her grandson that Polis earns her heavyweight belt. The ultimate challenge, it turns out, comes not from attaining stature as a world class sports figure but from becoming a world class juggler. Carol Polis outdistances the 70s. Then the 80s and 90s, eventually officiating at a staggering twenty-seven title fights in nine countries. Like the era she leaves behind, she leaves the uncomfortable title of women s libber in the dust. Polis is, rather, an accidental pioneer someone who attains greatness not by seeking celebrity or confrontation but rather by being herself. The Lady Is a Champ is a sports story that will inspire women and a womans story that will floor boxing fans.

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Don't Let Someone Dim Your Light

“Don’t let someone dim
 your light
simply because
it’s shining in
their eyes.”


“Making a big life change
is pretty scary.

But, know
what’s even


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy

15 Things You Should Give Up to Be Happy

1. Give up your need to always be right.
2. Give up your need for control.
3. Give up on blame.
4. Give up your self-defeating self-talk.
5. Give up your limiting beliefs.
6. Give up complaining.
7. Give up the luxury of criticism.
8. Give up the need to impress others.
9. Give up your resistance to change.
10. Give up your labels.
11. Give up on your fears.
12. Give up your excuses.
13. Give up the past.
14. Give up attachment.
15. Give up living your life to other people’s expectations.

Out Negative Thought

I say “OUT” to every NEGATIVE thought that comes to my mind. No person, place or thing has any power over me for I am the only thinker in my mind.
~Louise Hay