* Doing videos * Doing Facebook lives * Creating Vlogs (video blog posts) * Doings Photo shoots or having my photo taken
It’s weird. I wasn’t always this way.
But now, you name it, as soon as anyone picks up a camera, I want to hide my head.
My dislike of photos, videos, etc. kicked up big time after what I now call My Bittersweet Last Year with Mom. (That’s also when I turned to carbs as if they were my long-lost friends. Which, of course, they weren’t. Of course, that led to a weight gain of 21 pounds, which took a while to shed.)
Here’s why I’m writing about my video and photo phobia.
From working with and emailing so many of you, I know that I’m not alone.
How Organized Are You? How Can Organizing Help You?
Recently, I had to face some hard facts. During the past three years, ever since my mother died, I’d become a pack rat — worse than I’ve ever been. And all those mounds of papers, decorative objects and various doodads were dragging me down. Uh-oh, it was time to get organized!
The words, “How Organized are You?” on a thermometer remind you that now is the moment to get things in order, straighten out your mess, and create a process or system to keep things tidy, clean and neat.
Recently, it hit me that I’ve been stuck in an organizational predicament. All that STUFF has been keeping me stuck and holding me back from my cherished goal, which is to help exasperated sugar junkies and carb addicts break free of their addictions and Crush their Crazy Cravings™ (as I put it).
Sure, I’d made lots of progress. For three years, I’ve spent many hours — often with the help of others — wading through, saving or tossing thousands of Mom’s photos, mementos and many other things that I’d stored in four places in three cities.
But for the last two months, as both the anniversary of Mom’s death and the Jewish High Holidays drew near, I ramped up my organizing. I’ve become determined to clear my massive amounts of clutter.
Why get organized? Because clearing clutter is freeing, and it moves you forward.
You reap many benefits from getting organized and clearing clutter.
For many of you, the holiday season is filled with anxiety, stress, financial worries, loneliness, family arguments, gift-giving concerns, many irritations (from flight delays to family squabbles) and many tasty temptations — mostly high-calorie and sugar-filled that you find hard to resist but that pack on the pounds, sap your energy and ruin your moods.
In fact, many people leave the holiday season feeling drained, deprived and 5 or more pounds heavier.
But I'm here to help you lose weight, get organized, become more organized, joyful, calm down, look younger, plan a vision for the future, attract abundance, and much more.
In other words, my goal is to bring you peace of mind, happiness, and super-simple cool tools to start using so you can have a Sweeter Holiday Season.
Therefore, it's my pleasure to give you three special gifts.
All three gifts were the opening programs in last year's much-acclaimed Sweeter Holiday Season, which featured a whopping 38 programs featuring a Who's Who in the fields of health, wealth, fitness, personal empowerment, feng shui, organizing, happiness, Law of Attraction, and so much more.
So here are the gifts you're getting now:
Your First Gift with Law of Attraction Guru John Assaraf
For your first gift, you'll get inspired and educated by the remarkable John Assaraf, one of the stars of The Secret, founder of several multi-million dollar companies, a Spiritual Entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author.
In our special program, John — who is also a Law of Attraction expert and certified life coach — will help you ll discover:
* What's blocking you from abundance. * How the super-successful John didn't come from a family of scholars or multimillionaires, but somehow he managed to learn about quantum physics and neuroscience and build several 5 multimillion dollar companies and write a couple of New York Times bestselling books along the way.
How oceans and stars are not the last frontier for mankind but the human brain is.
Why some people achieve enormous business and financial success while others don't.
How there is an inner game to wealth and success and an outer game.
Why it's so hard for people to change.
What are the exact steps people can take to change from the inside out so that their results are 5,10 20 times better in the next 12-24 months.
How some people settle for less than what they can achieve and how you can easily break free from that pattern, achieve huge transformations; and become incredibly confident.
How to find out about John's super-sophisticated, amazing brain training program (which I love).
Your Second Gift with America's Relaxation Expert Darrrin Zeer
For your second gift with Relaxation Expert Darrin Zeer, you'll get some very simple, fast techniques to tame your stres.
For instance, you'll discover:
* How to do what Darrin calls "The Bear Claw." * How to calm down with "The Ragdoll Pose." * What to do if you get headaches. * How to do "Keyboard Calisthenics.: * How to do something called "Email Meditation" (yes, meditation!) * How to do the "Really Fun Laughter Exercise."
Your Third Gift with the Renowned "FlyLady" Marla Cilley
Then, your final gift — also from the Sweeter Holiday Summit — comes from the renowned "FlyLady" Marla Cilley, who will give you tools galore to help you get through the holidays. For instance, Marla will reveal:
* How to change your life in 15-minute increments. * How to crisis-clean your home. * What to do which days of the week so you don't feel so overwhelmed. * How to avoid last-minute, gift wrapping challenges. * What to do before you go to holiday parties. * How to put the fun in your cleaning and decluttering endeavors. * How to give "action" gifts. * How to go on a "cruise" this holiday season. * And much more.
These three programs were all part of the Sweeter Holiday Summit, last year's amazing program, during which You'll also get one bonus gift on "How to Relieve Holiday Stress."
In this program, with Love Hypnotist Debra Berndt, author of Let Love In, you'll get easy ways to calm down quickly, no matter where you are.
To get your three exciting gifts (and the one bonus gift, go here:
Make sure to tell me how you like your gifts and what A Hah moments you've had. Just talk to us on my Facebook fan page.
This is the last call for any ideas on what to include in my next book.
I'm now making last-minute changes and editing to my next book, The Sugar Shock Diet,which will be released next year by Hay House. (Here's the original announcement.)
My next book will provide you a simple, six-week mind-body-spirit plan that will allow you to easily cut back on those quickie carbs so you can shed excess weight, boost your libido, increase your energy, and much more.
Please, dear readers of Sugar Shock, as I'm doing final rewriting and editing for Sugar Shock Diet, tell me what you'd like to see included.
World-Renowned Sleep Doctor Dr. Michael Breus, Love Expert Lauren Frances, Emotional Wellness Guru Deborah King, Social Media Wizard, Mike Stelzner Begin Celebration of Gab with the Gurus Three-Year Anniversary
Experts Regularly Empower Listeners Around the World on the Gab with the Gurus Show
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 13, 2011
NEW YORK–Starting week, world-renowned “Sleep Doctor” Dr. Michael Breus, love coach Lauren Frances, emotional wellness expert Deborah King, spiritual leader Marianne Williamson, and social media wizard Mike Stelzner appear on the Gab with the Gurus Show (www.GabWithTheGurus.com), which is celebrating its three-year anniversary.
The Gab with the Gurus Show—which is hosted by internationally recognized speaker, bestselling author, journalist, and Freedom Coach Connie Bennett—regularly presents internationally acclaimed guests, who are bestselling authors, celebrities, and recognized experts from a variety of fields.
Gab with the Gurus guests give worldwide listeners valuable, life-changing information about a variety of subjects, including health, fitness, wealth, social networking, business development, self-help, personal empowerment, the Law of Attraction, business, blogging, social networking, relationships, human potential, self-growth, celebrities, and more. The show–which airs on the acclaimed BlogTalkRadio.com–also features popular TV and film stars, as well as best-selling fiction writers.
“Every week, we’re pleased to present internationally recognized gurus and celebrities, who are here to educate, empower and motivate listeners to Get a Life That Rocks™,” says Gab with the Gurus founder and host Connie Bennett.
“Each guest gives listeners one or more simple tips that are easy to implement immediately,” adds Bennett, who normally hosts the Gab with the Gurus Show every Wednesday at 2 pm EST.
As part of the three-year-anniversary celebration for the rest of the month, Gab with the Gurus shows will air every weekday at 2 pm EST. (Most shows are live interviews.)
During the Gab with the Gurus three-year anniversary celebration this month, these best-selling authors and world-renowned experts are scheduled:
Transformational teacher Marianne Williamson, author of A Course in Weight Loss
Love coach Lauren Frances, author of Dating, Mating, and Man Handling
Deborah King, emotional wellness expert and author of the new book, Be Your Own Shaman
Happiness and love expert Marci Shimoff, author of Happy for No Reason and Love for No Reason
Social media wizard Mike Stelzner, author of the new book, Launch: How to Quickly Propel Your Business Beyond the Competition
“Sleep Doctor” Dr. Michael Breus, author of the new book, The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan
Renowned love expert Dr. Diana Krischner, author of the new book, Sealing the Deal
Dave Kerpen, CEO of Likeable Media, a social media marketing firm and author of new book, Likeable Social Media: How to Delight Your Customers, Create an Irresistible Brand, and Be Generally Amazing on Facebook (& Other Social Networks)
Stress Relief Expert Lauren E. Miller, author of 99 Things You Wish You Know Before Stressing Out
Positive change advocate Brian Vaszily, author of the new book, The 9 Intense Experiences
The late “Grandfather of Fitness” Jack LaLanne (this is a replay of a previous show)
Equinox Group Fitness Manager Mark Hendricks on the value and fun of exercising
Michael Port, author of Book Yourself Solid and the Think Big Manifesto
Previous guests on the Gab with the Gurus Show have included:
Recognized TV personality Dr. Mehmet Oz
The Secret teachers John Assaraf, Lisa Nichols and Joe Vitale
Bloggers and social media experts Robert Scoble and Chris Brogan
The “Pied Piper” of Facebook Mari Smith
“Skinny Bitch” Kim Barnouin
Actress and best-selling author Suzanne Somers
Actress and author Marilu Henner
Creativity expert Julia Cameron (The Artist’s Way and The Writing Diet);
“FlyLady” Marla Cilley (Body Clutter and Sink Reflections);
Law of Attraction expert Arielle Ford (The Soulmate Secret);
Transformational expert Dr. Barbara DeAngelis;
“Celebrity Fit Club’s” Harvey Walden, IV Harvey Walden’s No Excuses! Fitness Workout);
New media expert Sreenath Sreenivasan;
Healing expert and bestselling author Dr. Bernie Siegel;
Don Miguel Ruiz and Don Jose Ruiz, authors of The Fifth Element
Journalist Gary Taubes (Why We Get Fat);
Bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman (The UltraMind Solution);
Opinionistas.com blogger Melissa Lafsky;
“Goals Guy” Gary Ryan Blair;
Celebrity health and fitness expert JJ Virgin, author of Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy
Psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow;
TV personality Susan Powter (“Stop the Insanity”);
Celebrity fitness trainer Gina Lombardi (host of “FitNation” and author of Deadline Fitness);
Martha Stewart’s fitness trainer Mary Tedesco
Renowned cardiologist Stephen T. Sinatra, co-author of Connie’s book Sugar Shock
Montel Williams, who talked about how his battle with MS and much more
Valerie Waters, personal trainer to Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Biel or Kate Beckinsale and Jennifer Garner
Actress Lisa Rinna
Online marketer Mitch Meyerson
Relationship guru Dr. Pat Allen
Happiness expert Gretchen Rubin
Zumba founder Alberto “Beto” Perez
“First Lady of Nutrition” Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman on Cell Phones & Electronic Pollution
Janet Atwood on finding your passion
David Wolfe on raw foods
And many more
The Gab with the Gurus Radio Show was founded in June 2008 by author, speaker, and coach Connie Bennett. Previously, on July 10, 2007, she had created the Stop Sugar Shock Show, which she renamed a year later to more accurately reflect the broad scope of topics covered.
The Gab with the Gurus Shows airs on the popular, fast-growing www.BlogTalkRadio.com, the first and largest online radio citizen broadcasting network. BlogTalkRadio—which attracts 7 million listeners each month—was hailed as “a populist force in cyberspace” by Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz.
Again, to listen to the Gab with the Gab Gurus Show, go live at 2 pm EST Wed. to www.GabWithTheGurus.com. Also, listen later at www.sugarshockblog.com and www.facebook.com/gabwiththegurus, or via iTunes.