Archive for January, 2007

See Me Beautiful - By Katherine and Red Grammer

Monday, January 15th, 2007

See me Beautiful,
Look for the best in me.
That’s what I really am

And all that I want to be.
It may take some time
It may be hard to find,
But see me Beautiful.

See my Brilliance Each and every day:
Could you take a chance
Could you find a way
To see me shining through In everything I do.
And see my Brilliance.

By Katherine and Red Grammer

A WHALE OF A TALE

Friday, January 12th, 2007

A Whale of a Tale

If you read the front page story of the SF Chronicle, you would have read about a female humpback whale who had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines

She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat.
She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso,
a line tugging in her mouth.

A fisherman spotted her just east of the Farralone Islands (outside the Golden Gate)
and radioed an environmental group for help Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so bad off,
the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her …
a very dangerous proposition.

One slap of the tail could kill a rescuer.

They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her.

When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles.
She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, and nudged them,
pushed gently around-she thanked them.

Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives.

The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth says her eye was following him the whole time,
and he will never be the same.

So often like the whale our lives seem tangled in a web, lines, ropes,
than prevent us from staying afloat.

What traps have you set for yourself that constantly weigh you down. How can I help you untangle those lines
and cut yourself free so that you too can swim in joyous circles?
Joyful, free and grateful to be alive!

May you, and all those you love, be so blessed and fortunate …
to be surrounded by people who will help you get untangled
from the things that are binding you.

And, may you always know the joy of giving and receiving gratitude.

A Soul Tickle

Friday, January 12th, 2007

A Soul Tickle

deLIGHTs your soul

brings JOY to your heart

makes FRIENDS

disSOLVEs fears

encourages LOVE

gives THANKS

LIGHT-ens UP

your LIFE.

By Lydia Mattison

Welcome to MY BLAG (Trini style)

Friday, January 12th, 2007

I am truly excited about my new website, as I was the first Caribbean coach to join and graduate from the International Coach Academy- Certified by International Coach Federation.

It has been a joyous and inspiring journey. Learning has never been so empowering in my life.

Why do our schools not use this valuable way of teaching -
Celebrating what is right!
Acknowledging one another for the valuable insights we each contribute to learning.

I feel compelled and passionate about sharing this with my country and introducing them to coaching. It has inspired me to want to work with our teachers, students and parents to encourage our learners to realize their true potential and go out into the world, confident in their ability to handle anything that comes their way. My intention is to help the learners discover their gifts, skills, talents and value to the community, and world so that they feel passionate, empowered, excited and on purpose to contribute their gifts to society.dreamstime_1219039.jpg

I am in the process of creating a presentation for a college entitled
- An Empowering Space - where Teachers love to teach and Students love to learn.

We are all drops in a pond, How do you want to contribute?
As the sayings go:

Be the changes you want to effect in the world.

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

Lydia Mattison