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In This Issue

Summer Recommendations
The Power of Being a Good Listener
The Power of Being Grateful
In The Spirit of Positivity
You Are Light!

About Lynette

Lynette Anneslia Turner is a Positivoligist™, author (The 10 Be's of Positivity), certified dream teacher with the Robert Moss School of Active Dreaming, a certified Angelspeake™ facilitator and arts management consultant who was raised in Anchorage, Alaska and presently resides in Milford, Connecticut. Also a motivational speaker, she is committed to helping people from all walks of life embrace a path surrounded with light and love, so that they may live a more fulfilled and positive existence.

Waiting In The Other Room
by Kate Large

Kate Large, author and a wonderfully creative webmaster (she does my site), has written a must-read book entitled, Waiting in the Other Room. Written collectively by Kate and her father, Big Jim, who has crossed over to the other side, this book will lay to rest any fears you may have about losing contact with loved ones and friends who are no longer with us. The connection we have with others never fades away and for some people even becomes stronger after death. If you already do (or would like to) embrace that loving connection we have with those who have graduated over to the other side, you will thoroughly appreciate this divinely guided book.

Kate's book, along with the companion journal and guided journey CDs - Sacred Space ~ Build It and They Will Come and Communicating Through Dementia - is available through Amazon or either of Kate's websites: SoulKisses.com or WaitingInTheOtherRoom.com. All orders placed through Kate's websites will be autographed by Kate.


 June and July

Summertime and the Living is Easy!

Services of Interest:

Mystics Bt The Sea
Website: www.mysticsbythesea.net
Phone: 203-878-5640

Natural Health and Wellness Center
Phone: 203-874-4333

Upcoming Events

Hear and Beyond Radio Show:
Join me live on the radio
Date: July 20, 2009
Time: 12:00-1:-00pm EST
Show Topic: Dancing With Your Dreams - Hosted by Carole Matthews
I will be doing dream interpretations live on the air

Madison, Connecticut Happiness Club 10 Be's Of Positivity Presentation
Date: July 29, 2009
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Scranton Memorial Library, 801 Boston Post Road
Madison, Connecticut
Topic: Learn the ten steps you can take to live a more fulfilled and happy life in this presentation based on my book, The 10 Be' Of Positivity

Welcome to Positivity Power
The 10 Be's Of Positivity Book
Available at www.positivebliss.com 
Do you know of a wellness gathering, convention or conference that would benefit from a dose of positivity? If so, my 10 Be's presentation may be a perfect match. Feel free to contact me at LynettePositiveBliss@gmail.com.

To read a recent review of the book, visit my website, then go to the book E-Press Kit/ link and click on Book Review

B.L.I.S.S. Teleclass
Chakra Clearing/Reiki
Dream Interpretation
Positivity Coach
Angel Writings

10 Be's of Positivity
Public Speaking Made Easy
Dancing With Your Dreams
Sound Healing Practitioner

Inspirational CDs
The 10 Be's of Positivity
The 10 Be's of Positivity Book Bio
Endorsements of The 10 Be's of Positivity

Peace and Harmony
The Power of Me
The Angels Speak
You're Not Alone
Just see the Light
Be Me

The Words Across the World Book Project

Based on The 10 Be's of Positivity

√ February Chapter 1: Be Honest

√ March Chapter 2: Be You (your authentic self, vs. what others want you to be)

√ April Chapter 3 : Be Open-Minded

√ May Chapter 4: Be Loving

√ June Chapter 5: Be A Good Listener

√ July Chapter 6: Be Grateful

August Chapter 7: Be Spiritual

September Chapter 8: Be Positive

October Chapter 9: Be Forgiving

November Chapter 10: Be Present-In The Moment

December Charting Your Course for the New Year

In the Spirit of Positivity

*Send a letter of praise to an airline thanking a particularly helpful flight attendant (this one is fun to do)

*Leave little appreciation notes around the house for a loved one

*Pat yourself on the back. You are a good and worthy human being!

Books successfully enroute to Cameroon, Central Africa

Those of you following the progress of my book donation program, Words Across The World, may be aware that for the last year I have had 1,700 books sitting in my basement, waiting for a way to transport them to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Foundation in Limbe, Cameroon in Central Africa. When I started this project a few years ago (I previously sent 800 books' as Phase 1 of the project), I had no idea securing the books passage would be the most challenging aspect of my effort. I wondered if I could put the word out sufficiently to secure a lot of books in a number of different genres. I pondered whether or not I might find organizations and/or individuals that might make any financial donations. Once the books were collected, could I locate enough people to help me pack and secure the boxes? I soon discovered that the areas mentioned above would not be the most difficult; shipping would. With unreturned calls from shipping companies from whom I was seeking donated assistance and an astronomical quote from the Post Office to mail the books by air to Africa (they charge by weight and I had well over 1,000 pounds of books) I wasn't sure where to look next.

To the rescue came the U.S. Navy. Yes, our men and women in blue saved the day. Time, however, was of the essence. If I could get the books from my home in Connecticut. to their Naval base in Norfolk, Virginia within a ten day period of time, they would transport the books free of charge as part of their humanitarian support efforts. Checking immediately with the Post Office, I was informed that they may not get to Norfolk within the required time period. A friend suggested that I rent a truck and drive to Virginia, hand delivering the books to the naval base. She and another friend agreed to make the journey with me. At what felt like warp speed (a matter of a few days) everything fell into place. I rented a truck from Enterprise, who gave me a discounted rate because they thought this was a worthy cause. A colleague's husband works for a nice hotel and was able to get us a room at a deeply discounted rate. Another friend donated a gift Visa card, which covered some of our meals and a number of people were able to make financial donations. We also submitted the necessary information to clear security so that we would be admitted onto the Naval base. In short order, this girl who moved to Connecticut from an island in Alaska (me, from Juneau, where we have no roads out - you either fly or travel by boat), equipped with my not-so-good sense of direction and having never driven a 16' truck (where is my little Saturn when I need it?), was off on a road trip adventure. The 12-hour drive (though Mapquest said it would be 8) saw us arrive in Virginia at 5am, having survived torrential rains and endless miles of fog, sleep for only two hours, get up and arrive on time for our appointment to drop off the books at the Naval base. A shout out goes to Pat for her all around "I'll do anything to help" spirit, Rick for moral and organizational support, Cindy Lee and Carol for making the trip with me and everyone else who assisted in any way. The community members in Limbe and most certainly the students at the University of Buea in Cameroon are most appreciative. Phase III (collecting more books for the next round) is on the horizon, after I take a short break and recuperate from this most recent adventure. Living in the moment. Grand isn't it?

The Martin Luther King Jr. Foundation is located in Limbe, Cameroon. The Foundation works to promote peace, non-violence, social justice and sustainable development in Cameroon. To learn more about this organization, visit www.lukmefcameroon.org.

June & July 2009

Issue No. 7 &8

Double Issue - In the spirit of going with the flow, an opportunity to have the books I have been collecting to send to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Foundation in Cameroon, Central Africa presented itself on short notice. This exciting offer to help, proposed by the U.S. Navy, required me to deliver the books to the Navy Air Base in Norfolk, Virginia in a matter of days. A few in-the-works projects were put on hold, including the June newsletter. Thus, this double issue is being delivered in July! Later in the newsletter I will update you on the book project. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this double issue!

This month we focus on the fifth and sixth of the 10 Be's of Positivity - Be A Good Listener and Be Grateful. A nice combination to consider in the same month. If we improve our listening skills (both from caring outsiders and our inner intuitive voice), we are better equipped to live a life of gratitude, no matter what challenges await us.

Be A Good Listener
Dictionary Description
Capable, making an effort to hear; heeds/take notice of

Positivity Thought

Being a good listener has its own rewards, for when you take the time to do so, your attention leans towards being in the moment and showing that you care. What better way to be a friend and with others share?

Being a good listener may seem like a no-brainer, but not so. In this day and age of hustle-bustle, multi-tasking and not feeling productive if we are not moving 100 miles an hour, being a good listener is harder then it may sound. I do believe that it's a learned skill and by observation a lot of people might benefit from practicing focused listening to those who we are "listening" to. How often have you been having a conversation with someone while they are on their blackberry, putting information into their palm pilot or actually answering their cell phone while you are in the middle of a sentence? Picture sound familiar?

Listening with intention (i.e. no other distraction) is a sign of respect and I would guess a way you would like others to treat you. We can be an "attentive" listener or an "active" one. And the best way to know what the person you are communicating needs is to ask. An attentive listener lets the talker speak uninterrupted and doesn't ask questions or offer immediate responses. Sometimes all another person needs is to be heard, not to be guided. Other times active listening may be necessary. The person may want you to offer feedback or suggestions on a specific situation. If this is what they need, your active participation may be in order. Let us not forget a third way of "listening" and this is with body language. The body talks and if we watch it we can tell a great deal about the person doing the talking. I can often understand more of where a person is coming from based on what they are doing with their body.

So be a mirror in regards to how you would like to be treated and be a good listener.

Be Grateful
Dictionary Description
Thankful feeling or showing gratitude/pleasant

Positivity Thought

The habit of gratitude is something divine. Your life vision will blossom and all will be fine. For to embrace being grateful will nourish your soul and untold fortune is sure to unfold.

Being grateful is one of my favorite 10 Be's of Positivity. It is one of the easiest to implement, yet many people make it the hardest. In order to be grateful, we have to get out of our own way. Our understandable need for using survival techniques can work as a roadblock when we are working towards having an attitude of gratitude. After all, how can you be grateful if you are unemployed, or in an unhappy relationship, or lacking a support system in your life? Have you ever wondered why some people experiencing what I mention above seem to be in good spirits and hanging in there, while others in the same situation seem to be living in a dark hole of despair and can't see the light of day? The reason has everything to do with attitude and you get to decide what attitude you will implement on a daily basis.

It is detrimental to be unemployed. Most of us have fashioned a life that requires at least some amount of money to survive. With no job, fear can step in and immobilize us. The people I know who are best surviving through this current economic crisis have done so due to embracing the following attitude:

*They believe everything happens for a reason. Once they understand the reason, they understand the lesson. Next comes the "aha" moment. For many, this requires some quiet time for reflection and "not" beating yourself up based on current circumstances. The current situation is what it is. What can you learn from it?

*They believe that with challenges come opportunity. What can they do differently in the next job search that will make them even more content then they were before? What have they been passionate about in their lives, but they never had the nerve to pursue? Dreams have come to reality due to the most unlikely situations.

*They believe that a chance to re-prioritize is upon them. Were they spending too much time at work and not enough with family? Did other areas of interest go by the wayside due to a hectic work schedule? Time in between jobs offers an important opportunity to consider other options.

*They are not afraid to ask for help. Put your ego to bed. Wake up to the understanding that people are willing to help, if you ask.

*They look at "time" as a gift.

Likewise, dealing with areas such as an un-filling relationship or lack of a support system can be looked at as opportunities for growth and this is something to be grateful for. I have always contended that being alone is better then being in a relationship that does not nurture you. I have certainly spent time periods of my life, solo, understanding that my own company was just fine. I believed that when the time was right, the ideal person would come along, things would fall into place and they did.

If you feel alone and as if you have no support system, you have to look no further then your local community center, which may offer all kinds of programs, some for free or little money. The Internet is gold mine in this regard. You can find clubs and chat rooms on the Internet for any area of interest that you can imagine and if you don't find what you are looking for, you can start your own.

Be grateful. With an open mind, I know you can find something. The attitude of gratitude applies to every area of your life. Start a gratitude journal. That's what I have. Each morning when I wake up, I write one sentence describing what I am grateful for. Do you have a job, even if it's not ideal? Be grateful for that. Can you walk? Be grateful for that. I am generally a little chilly by nature, so I love warm weather - the hotter the better, but if it rains outside, I am grateful for the grass and flowers that need it. I'll be grateful for my own purposes the next time the sun shines. Reduce stress, be an example for others and remember how precious each day is by incorporating gratitude into your life. You'll be richer for it, on more levels than you can imagine.







In the Spirit of Positivity
Here are three not-so-random acts of kindness I practice on a regular basis

*I return my shopping cart to the grocery store after putting my groceries in my car (this takes an extra minute or two of my time, helps out the guy who has to drag all the carts in from the parking lot and provides me with a little exercise)

*I never put my seat back on the airplane (I know how uncomfortable it is for me when the person in front of me pushes their seat all the way back. I suspect that the person sitting behind me appreciates that I don't do the same)

*I talk to telemarketers when they call (telemarketers are just doing their job when they call. I've always had a hard time understanding why people are so rude to them, so I'm not. If I were a telemarketer, I would appreciate courteous treatment)

What Acts Of Kindness Can You Add To The List?



The Number # 1 way to feel good?
Be of service to others!

Daily Affirmation
When I choose light I see the way; I appreciate and celebrate every day

Gratitude Quotes

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.  Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
Albert Schweitzer: German-French theologian, musician, philosopher, and physician.

Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy -- because we will always want to have something else or something more.
Brother David Steindl-Rast

To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.
Johannes A. Gaertner:
Professor of art history, and a much-admired poet and theologian

A special thank you to Pat Durner for her assistance with this newsletter

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