Distorted Thinking Styles: Do You Wear One of These?

Your passion for fashion may be an attractive attribute in creating your personal style, but distorted thinking is a trend which needs to end now.
Do you suffer from distorted thinking?
What are the effects it is having on you?
Most important, how do you get rid of it if you have it?
 

Is Your View of You Distorted?

The conversations you have in your head are the most important meetings you will ever attend. Everything you say to yourself on the inside, is what you eventually express and manifest on the outside.
If you attract who you are, you must be very careful about what thoughts you allow to remain in your mind. Kill them before they have time to take root to grow a negative behavior.  Early diagnosis always accompanies a more positive prognosis.
Do you ever hear yourself saying something like:
  • “If my husband really cared about my happiness, he would take on more responsibility with the house and kids.”
  • “I feel like such a failure, I’ll never achieve my dream.”
  • “If I didn’t grow up in such a dysfunctional family, I wouldn’t be depressed.”
Good News! You are not alone if any of these examples sound vaguely familiar.  Little nasty voices of self-talk in your head, can be replaced.  You have the power!   
 
 
 

Self-Talk can be Transformed

You are only as sick as your secrets, so being aware this conversation exists, is the first step towards getting rid of it.
“The authors of the Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook note that this type of thinking is characterized by ‘repetitive and intrusive thoughts that are unrealistic, unproductive, and often anxiety producing.”
You may have had a belief system which functioned to keep you safe in “survival mode” when you were younger, but this formula is not a winning equation towards healthy living in your adulthood. In fact, it is destroying and blocking you from claiming your hearts desires! Get rid of it!

I Can Do This!

You need to be programmed positive in the present. Accept and understand the negative programming you got in the past, which you need to remove today, is not your fault you caught.  Reinforce by your family situations or societal expectations, you can rise above your problem thinking.
What are the effects of these negative thoughts? Self-doubt, fears, or even phobias. None of these are good, and this is just the short list!
OK – you don’t want to feel this negativity, which means you have to get rid of the thoughts which create them, so your behavior can change for the better.
The Fabulous Four Cure for Distorted Thinking:
1. Identify the negative emotion you are feeling
2. Identify the situation which triggered this emotion
3. Identify the distorted thought
4. Create the opposite emotion in the same situation with a kind thought.
3 I’s (Identify) + 1 C (Create) = The New Amazing Happy Me!

Happiness Island, Peace Beach, Serenity Sand

Let’s take one of the examples provided, and apply this cure for distorted thinking.  This will help you begin the transformation in becoming the magnificent happy person you were created to be.
“If I didn’t grow up in such a dysfunctional family, I wouldn’t be depressed.”
1. I am feeling angry, resentful, tense and stressed.
2. My daughter/son just told me I was a terrible mother/father because I wouldn’t let him/her stay out past midnight.
3. Because my child told me I was a terrible parent in that specific situation, I feel like my entire life of being a parent is a failure, which makes me feel even more depressed. This feeling reinforces the belief I have no hope of change because this feeling comes from my horrible childhood, which I can never go back to the past to make better.
4. There are many people who have had worse pasts than me, who are happy productive people today, living in healthy relationship with their families. I can be happier today because these past experiences have given me more compassion, better discernment, and deeper experience to make better choices in the present. These better choices I make, give me power to create the life I want. I am no longer a victim to other peoples behavior!
Practice this process with events and emotions which are easy to identify.  Like anything else, when repeated with practice, the more easy the process will become to apply in more complex situations.

Your New Theme Song!

Surround yourself in transformation. Associate with people who are seeking to accomplish the same change as you, and you will experience your positive results more quickly and efficiently.
Positive energy is a fragrance worth wearing everyday, for any and all occasions in your life.
No thought is ever final, no feeling an absolute fact. It’s all a process.
Your personal passion for positive fashion, never felt so fun! 
 
 

Because You're Worth It!

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The Scorpion Story – Are YOU Being Stung?

Are YOU being Stung?

I was speaking with a friend earlier today..

She was talking about the challenge of letting go of an unhealthy relationship in her life. A man she was contemplating have a long term relationship with. Sound familiar?

Despite the fact she had gotten “stung” by this guy in the past, she hesitated whether she should give him “one more chance.” Sound familiar?

“But he says this time will be different.” “But he says he recognizes the things he did in the past were not right.” “But he says he is going to change.” Sound familiar?

We have all been “stung” by people we opened our hearts to. People we thought really loved and cared about us. Yes, we have all been betrayed..

The question I think we must pose is this:
“Do I want to risk the pain of being let down
(AGAIN!)
because of my expectation of
what I WANT to be true VS what I KNOW to be true based on the ACTION FACTS.”

The Scorpion Story:

“There was a rabbit and a scorpion who wanted to get to the other side of the river. The scorpion told the rabbit, “Get on my back and I will carry you to safety to the other side of the river.” But the rabbit replied, “You are a scorpion, and I know you will sting me and kill me.” “Surely not.” replied the scorpion. “I have changed, and I too want to cross the river.”

So the rabbit believed what the scorpion said, and jumped on his back to cross the river.

One third across, safe. Half way across, safe. To the other side of the river, safe. The rabbit apologized to the scorpion he ever doubted the new revelation of conversion the scorpion expressed.

Suddenly, the scorpion stung and injected enough poison into the rabbit to kill it.

The rabbit replied in dismay, “Why did you sting to kill to me, we were safe on the other side of the river?”

The scorpion replied, “Because it’s in my nature. Why were you ever so foolish to believe otherwise.”

Don't Be Naive!

Yes, sometimes the people we meet who continue to hurt us just can’t, or won’t help themselves.

The question we need to ask is,
“Why do you trust the lie when you already have evidence of the truth?”

Pruning hurts, but we must cut away the dead branches to grow fully alive. We must give up the little bit of good, for great. We must accept people where they are, and give up the illusion of control we have to change them.

  • Who in your life is a scorpion?
  • Who in your life continues to sting you with poison regardless of the words they speak otherwise?You can only judge by the ACTIONS, because words are meaningless.

Another person may indeed have a serious problem. But if you continue to engage in these problems, YOU have a problem too!

Let go of the people who sting you in life, and watch the healing flow into your life.

Only when you are genuinely willing to let go, will you get the best you deserve.

You attract who you are. Keep the focus on yourself.

You’re worth the effort!

You're so Worth the Effort!

Start Where You’re Standing

(As seen in All Books Review International; Inspiration)

How many times have you said to yourself, “I’m going to do that when —- happens.” “I’ll be able to do that when I have —– amount of money.” “As soon as I finish —– I’ll start to do ——.”

Start Now!

What you probably don’t hear yourself saying is, “If I wait another day to begin my dream of ——, I may not have the good health, family support, and/or love of friends which I now I enjoy, to enable me to accomplish ———. I must not delay another day!”

Do you see the difference?

They key factor in getting your dreams, your goals accomplished, is starting in some way, large or small, right now where you stand. You must begin by beginning.

The goal you can control is to create motion in this moment. Make tangible the thoughts you envision, and your actions will provide all the momentum you need to give your inspirations life.

Here are six simple success tips, you can do right now where you stand.:

1. Write down your dream / goal.
2. List three steps you will need to complete to achieve this dream/goal.
3. Identify a mentor who has already accomplished this goal, or something similar to your goal.
4, Listen to one radio interview, or read one ezine with this mentor.
5. Make one phone call, or send one email/letter to accomplish one step in point #2.
6. Keep repeating.

You can literally do all six of these steps in under one hour, and never leave your house!

Your Feet are Your Friends to the End!

None of us is promised tomorrow. Don’t risk the opportunity to taste your delight today. The time is now.

Surrender your illusion “—-” is required to begin. Accepting you must start where you are already standing, is the very first step towards touching your dream in this moment.

Your feet are your faithful friends to the end!

Deb Scott is Author of the Award Winning Motivational Book How to Be Happy: “The Sky is Green and The Grass is Blue – turning your upside down world right side up!”
Available on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com, Borders.com, and bookstores near you through Ingram Distributors.
To Schedule a Speaking Engagment with Deb, or For more information visit: http://www.greenskyandbluegrass.com/

Happy Birthday America!

Here we are, Fourth of July weekend 2010, another year older, the birthday of our country.

Happy Birthday America!

Like any annual birthday celebration, we join with special loved ones to share laughter and smiles. This is a magical gift, a truly unique life.

How do you express gratitude and appreciation for the irreplaceable person of mother, daughter, father, or friend? What thoughtful gift do you joyfully wrap and bring to the party?

The Birthday of America is no different.

A day set apart for you and me, to reflect and respect the gracious privilege to have experienced another year with her – The United States of America. Faithful to needs, desires, and dreams come true.

What tangible offering have you brought her? How much time did you take to find that special something which clearly reflects your deepest appreciation to know her? Are you a better person for having met her? Is she better for having met you?

America is beautiful because she gives me the opportunity to be the best person I was created to be. Under God, in the Land of the Free, one nation, one family, committed to lead.

Together I trust we can still pray enthusiastically for these.

Some would say they never truly appreciated something until it was gone. You may have felt the same when someone you loved passed from this life to the next. What more could you have done or said?

In God We Trust

America is a one-of-a-kind treasure, to be cherished, protected, respected and adored. This country is too brilliant and beautiful for anyone to ignore. She is a star for all to see, from sea to shinning sea.

This July 4th birthday, let’s not take her for granted. Let’s think of the gift we are bringing to her, to help her become the best she was created by our founding fathers to be.    

 
 

FOR, BY and OF the PEOPLE

This fourth of July, remember the many who came to live free or die for her. Those who gave up anything, to make sure you had everything.

Love is an action word worthy of your effort.

America the beautiful, dressed in dazzling red, white, and blue. Help me firmly protect, the lives still yet, who dream to express, “America the Beautiful – I too, love you.”

Happy Birthday America!

God Bless & Protect Our Troops

Positive & Negative People – Are You Good Garnish?

Gotta’ love it!

That little jazz-of-pizzazz which delights the dish, sparkles the eyes with a surprise, and magnifies the meal in a moment. Yes, good garnish makes any ordinary dish extraordinarily spectacular in every possible way!

Good Garnish Makes the Dish!

Garnish - defined by Websters Dictionary is “to decorate (food) with something that adds color or flavor.”

This past week I was doing a radio show with host of the “Hatched Egg”, Amy Furbee, and we were talking about the issue of becoming who we associate with. Surrounding yourself with positive or negative people, definitely has an effect on YOU, whether you want it to or not.

Stand next to perfume or manure long enough,
and guess how you’ll soon be smelling?!

Suddenly, Amy interjected,

“It’s like my husband and I always say – Is that person Good Garnish?”

Are YOU Good Garnish?

WOW! I love that analogy – because it resonates truth beyond compare.

The people you chose to associate with, are either good garnish in a true blue right side up world, or distasteful wilted garnish in a green sky upside down world. You must decide what you will allow by your side.

A little bit of garnish, possess a powerful impact on what the whole plate looks like. Think about how just a little piece of something, makes such an enormous difference on the larger portion. Doesn’t the concept make you pause and reflect?

Next time you feel agitated around someone, or perhaps just a little confused, ask yourself, “Is this person”Good Garnish”in my life?”

You may decide you need a different ornament decorating your sustenance. If you’re plate is already full, adding even the smallest sour flavor could be a major killer tipping point which destroys your whole meal.

Who is Good or Bad garnish in your life today? Are you Good Garnish for the people you meet?

You are what you eat. Bon appetite… and Cheers!

Bon Appetite & Cheers!

Clear the Fear! How to Get Rid of Fear & Anxiety

Fear in the past is resentment. Fear in the present is anger. Fear in the future is worry.

Fears Erased Daily Here!

Do you have a fear you want to clear out of your life? Good! Because fear is part of an upside down green sky world, which doesn’t serve you towards living your most happy, purposeful best today.

Fear is based in a lack of control, helplessness, victim mentality. When you feed fear, you starve peace. Fear is always accompanied by anxiety, confusion, and lack of hope.

Fear does not contain any faith. Faith evaporates fear, because faith knows a Higher Power, God, Universe (whatever is working for you in this moment) is a greater source which loves and cares for you unconditionally. When you know you are being loved, watched over, and protected, you automatically feel more safe, empowered, and inspired.

Think of when you were a child. Did you worry about where your next meal would be coming from? Stress out over having clothes to wear? Did you worry about what you even looked like? No. You lived in the present moment, and trusted the adults, your parents, were supplying the necessities you needed without even realizing you wanted them.

Fearless Recipies

The cure for worry then, is rooted in faith. So how then, do you get more faith?

Famous Clear the Fear Recipie:

1. Identify a time in your past when you worried.
2. List what you worried might happen.
3. Write down what actually did happen.

If you’re like me, many of the negative outcomes you thought would happen, never did. And if they did happen, you still survived. This leads to the grand finale step of them all.

4. Are you still alive to talk about it?

You see, if you have overcome the worst case scenario fear based result, regardless of how severe the fear, you have survived. If you have survived, you have overcome the worst result possible: death. Even then, many would argue death is not the worst event in your life.

Fear is false, because it is something which hasn’t happened yet. It is a feeling, and feelings are not factual, they just occur as a result of a thought.

Feelings –> Thoughts –> Behaviors;
and the circle continues in an endless cycle of infinity.

If you want to get rid of a fear, face it head on with faith. Prove to yourself your faith is alive, by reminding yourself of factual past events where your fears never came to appear.

Remember, you have been divinely watched over to make it this far in your life, with and without all these obstacles you still survived. The Divine is on your side!

Fear can’t survive where faith is alive.

No Fear Here!

Finding Jewels in the Crown of Your Life

Who doesn’t love jewels?

Jewels are precious and valuable finds everywhere on planet earth, and in the midst of chaos or confusion, jewels sparkle regardless of any condition in the day.

What Jewels are in YOUR Crown?

What are your jewels, your treasures, the people, places, and things you value? Want to know who you most authentically are? Look at what, and who you value in your life.  You are whowhat you associate with.

How can this help you be happier? If you know what matters to you most, you can compare and contrasts the life you lead accordingly.

If you value peace, do you associate with people who promote peace? If you value fidelity, do you associate with people who do the same? If you value honesty, do you have friends who live an honest life?

You see, the people you associate with screams like a banner large in the sky about who you most genuinely desire to be, and most truthfully live to be.

 
 
 

The Diamond of YOU!

There can be no confusion in what you are, with you who you associate with. It is critical you think about what you are thinking about. It is equally as important you discern who you associate with, and why.

The people who surround the circle of your life, tell you and the world you live in, who you are, what you value, and what you desire to become. The values who make you the person you are.

If you tell someone you love them, but hit them in the face, the words are a lie.

Actions are the only thermometer you can use
to measure the truth of a situation.

If you want to be truly “happy” you have to be at peace with the values you hold dear, and the desires of your heart. There can be no truth in lies. You must accept what you do speaks louder than what you say.

The most precious jewelers in your life are the one’s you treasure most. Only you can decide who they are.

Every person you accept into your circle of friends is either bringing you closer towards that goal, or away from it. Each person is a jewel in the crown of your life, but only you can decide what that crown will look like.

Your are a jewel. Who wants you in the crown of their life?

What Jewel are YOU?

Best Ever YOU!

Only the Best for the Best! YOU!Wouldn't it be great if there was a one-stop website where you could trust the best was researched with you in mind. Careful critique with authentic assessment to filter out everything but the absolutely fabulous. Well - now there is! Best Ever YOU!

You’re the Best!

Since you are who you associate with, you should surround yourself with the best people, places and things.  That is the best right side up idea I’ve heard all day!

To help you find the best, Elizabeth Hamilton established, “Best Ever YOU!” in 2008 as a way to help people find the very best. This multi-media company has grown across the world, reaching MILLIONS from word of mouth and social media.  Unbelievable! Best People, Best Places, Best Businesses, Best Books (I especially love that one!),  Best Advice, Best Fitness, and so much more!  It’s all the Best!

The Best Ever You.

Elizabeth Hamilton/Founder/CEO

As I mentioned, Best Ever You is a website that offers … reviews on the best; but there is more. Free monthly give-a-ways, a Best Ever Community, TV and Media resources, along with a Best Ever Magazine with even more Best Ever finds. BestEverYou.com is a rich and informative website that provides honest critiques in a positive format. The owner, Elizabeth Hamilton, has done a fantastic job.

Green Sky and Blue Grass -Best Ever Book Club.

Some exciting news! Elizabeth awarded “Green Sky and Blue Grass” the Best Book of the Month.  This is a honor beyond words! Best Ever Seal of Approval! Woo-Hoo!

Check out  “Best Ever YOU!” when you get a chance. Elizabeth has done a fantastic job and I’m proud to be a part of her community.

Stepping into YOUR Spectacular!

Stepping into Your Spectacular!  

(as seen in All Books Review; Inpsiration;  Words of Wisdom)

You crave it, seek it, attempt to keep it, and never tire of acquiring more of it.

 

Jump In!

Your happiness!

The happiness you dream to achieve in becoming your brilliant best. Your most creative self. Expressing the essence of who you are from heart to hand, in a brilliant package of blinding super fine shine. What could be better than this?!

Stepping into your spectacular guarantees happiness, because whenever you express your passionate desires, you are keeping the promise to be who you are authentically created to be.

There is no right or wrong to being you. Is your left leg wrong, and your right leg right? Or is it the right leg is wrong, and the left leg is right?

No, both legs are different for a reason, and you don’t argue with your feet as you walk to where you want to go. You accept that the differences in each leg assists you in getting to your desired location.

Stepping into your spiritual creative spectacular is much the same way.
You need all elements of your passions, dreams, and inspirations to help you move towards your greatness.

Your expression of this magnificence is as unique as your very own face. Happiness is a one-of-a-kind find, designed just for you.

If you have a nagging desire to accomplish some goal, (maybe finish that book?) accept this feeling is not going away for a healthy reason. You must take a step forward and place action behind the emotion. One small step leads to one greater, with more momentum to fuel the next.

Stepping into your spectacular is the most unselfish action you could ever perform. The world needs you.

If you don’t become your very best, who will?

The Diamond of YOU!

Award winning author, Deb Scott, has written a new inspirational book with lessons from the heart and soul. The Sky is Green and The Grass is Blue, is turning around lives with a powerful message full of truth and understanding. If you are ready to turn your upside down world right side up, take the first step today. Deb’s book is now available at: Amazon, Barnes &  Nobel.com, and bookstores through Ingram. Get Inspired Now.

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You Go Girl!

Listen to the replay of my interview with award winning William Sackett on Gulf Coast News - “American Forum“.

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Do YOU have something upside down  in your life which you want to transform right side up? 

Optimism is not out of style.  From your ears into your head and heart, these tools will help you build the happy life you desire and deserve!

So Hit play Now, and take an empowering trip to Happy Island, on Peace beach, and enjoy the walk through Serenity Sand! 

 Get inspired and empowered with these peak performance tools, motivation mind vitamins, and a powerful inspiration injection to kill any “stinking thinking” disease which may be contaminating your  healthy self esteem.

Don’t give up 5 minutes before the miracle!

GFMG Your Way to Happiness!

(As seen in Power Women Magazine; by Deb Scott)

I have often said there needs to be a 12 step program for everyone.

A way to live with more self-awareness, detachment, acceptance and peace. A place of resourceful strength able to effectively kill those negative liar voices, the ones who seek to steal the precious positive real estate in your head.

Join the Party!

How and why do the 12 step programs help achieve your happy dream?

Imagine the steps are more simply broken down into four quadrants, or four pieces in a larger pie, or strong spokes in a wheel.

GFMG:

>The first set of 3 steps are about; Giving up
>The second set of 3 steps are about; Fessing up
>The third set of 3 steps are about; Making up
>The last set of 3 are about; Growing up

When we give up control of any situation, we are open to consider things we don’t know.

Once we are open to new ideas, we can see our part in any given circumstance, and focus on the only thing we have any control over anyway, and that would be us.

Once we are open and aware, we naturally want to heal any wounds by making up with the gift of forgiveness. Forgiving ourselves, and the other person, whether they deserve it or not.

Eventually, the process naturally helps us grow up and live life, on life’s terms. We stop the never-ending battle of wishing things were different, and accept things are what they are, grateful we did the best we could at the time with the information we had.

Gratitude for having learned valuable wisdom for the present moment and unwritten future.

It’s all a process.

The 12 Steps:

1. We admitted we were powerless over (insert your problem) —that our lives had become unmanageable.

2. Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood him.

4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

5. Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

6. We’re entirely ready to have God remove our shortcomings.

7. Humbly asked him to remove our shortcomings.

8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.

9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood him, praying only for knowledge of his will for us and the power to carry that out.

12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all of our affairs.

Trees don’t grow twenty feet overnight, and neither does anything in the diamond of a person known as “you.”

GFMG is a winning equation you can always use to never lose!

CONGRATULATIONS! You're On Your Way Today!

What are People Saying about the New Award Winning Book – The Sky is Green and The Grass is Blue~

What are people saying about “The Sky is Green and The Grass is Blue!”~

“Deb Scott’s “The Sky is Green and the Grass is Blue” provides a quirky, upbeat path to transforming your life. Whether you’re a creative spirit or a businessperson, “The Sky is Green” offers insights into happiness from which all can benefit.”
~ Fern Reiss, director, The International Association of Writers, Speakers, and Experts,
http://www.associationofwriters.com/

AMAZON.COM ~ A Gem of a Book! 5 Stars

“Do you have problems in your life? Does it feel like your world is upside down? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you will definitely want to read, The Sky is Green and the Grass is Blue. Author and motivational consultant, Deb Scott, is no stranger to hardship. With extraordinary openess, she shares things that have helped her overcome her difficulties and have turned her upside down world right side up.

The tone of the book is very conversational. The reader almost feels as if he or she is sitting down with Deb, having a cup of coffee, and talking with her. The book is full of stories and quotes and analogies from everyday life that beautifully illustrate her points. She offers helpful advice that includes praying, 12 step programs (not just for alcoholics), tips for finding and determining if you have a “good” therapist, volunteering, and valuable resources (online and media) that can be used to help readers find blue skies and green grass. Another helpful tool that Ms. Scott includes is written exercises. Found throughout the book, these exercises are intended to help readers do some critical thinking and self-evaluation so that they can find themselves on the path to happiness.

The Sky is Green and The Grass is Blue is positive encouragement for people who feel that life is pulling them down. If your sky is green , and your grass is blue, then read this book. You won’t be disappointed!”

Sherry Ellis/ Amazon.com

“If you want to meet the most powerful and amazing person you will ever know, let Deborah Scott introduce you to YOU! Within the pages of this book Deborah offers her first hand advice to gently and effectively guide you, including easy exercises which can assist you, in turning your challenges into celebrations.”
~ Sumner M. Davenport; Results Coach, Bounce-Back Expert;
Best Selling Author; The “G” spot, The ecstasy of life through GRATITUDE.

http://sumnerdavenport.com/

BARNES & NOBLE.COM ~ All 5 Star Ratings!

Research
Usefulness
Organization
Accuracy
Clarity
Authoritative
Comprehensive
Innovative
Compelling
Relevant
For All General Readers / Barnes & Noble.com
“The Sky is Green and the Grass is Blue is the perfect gift for anyone in your life who is suffering and looking for resources to create happiness. Deb Scott takes readers on an inspiring journey through many self-help tools available today, including some surprising ideas on where you can find the most happiness.”
~ Lisa Tener; Book Writing Coach, Speaker, Published Author;
http://www.lisatener.com/
ALL BOOKS REVIEW International ~ Highly Recommended! :)

“You don’t know, what you don’t know !”
“Simple? Yes. Easy to accept? No ! Deb Scott’s premise that “You don’t know, what you don’t know,” is the basis for transforming negatives into positives. It is the foundation for her book.
The Sky is Green and the Grass is Blue teaches readers to reverse their thinking; to turn all of life’s negativity into a positive, happy life. Starting at the beginning she convinces readers that help is just a step away. First and foremost you must open your mind and open your heart. Prayer is encouraged.
The author suggests that “going it alone” does not work. The book recommends several well-qualified organizations, at no cost to the member, that can help. The next step would be professional therapists and coaches and media tools, all practically listed and suggested. Numerous stories and anecdotes are included to make her point and provide entertainment.
Well organized, humorous, entertaining and yet, very in depth sensible advice, this book will be a great help to many people in conquering their fears and their past.”
Highly Recommended
by Reviewer: Shirley Roe
All Books Review

A Review by Dr. Patrick A. O’Dougherty, out of the F. Scott Fitzgerald community of St. Paul, MN

“Brilliant!”

“Encouragement. Deb Scott should be encouraged. I come from a family of counselors. My mother, Patricia O’Dougherty, was a social worker on the charging team in Minneapolis. She worked with the women’s prison, alcoholics, and the Indian mothers. My father, James O’Dougherty, was an attorney who specialized in counseling. I have a counselor who specializes in counseling writers. I, first, sought counseling because I did not want to fall through the cracks in life. I am evaluating Deb Scott’s book not as a professional but as a consumer. Motivation. Motivation is one of the hardest topics to write about because it is very difficult to judge motivation. Actions speak louder than words. Writing a motivational book is quite an ambitious undertaking. Deb Scott maintains motivation should lead to action. This book review is an action, a defining point an outcome from reading the book. The strength of Deb Scott’s book is it is filled with prayers and profundities. It has exercises and a plan, focus and positive advice. It has religious themes without being preachy or proselytizing. I went to Washburn High School in Minneapolis. Dwayne Dwyer replicated the miracles of St. Francis of Assisi on the stage with the audience. I don’t think my high school physics teacher at Washburn, Mr. Requeway, could do this. Deb Scott is a replicable miracle. The kingdom of God is within. It is within you. It is within Deb Scott. Ironically, I made a teaching film which uses a similar exercise to the one Deb Scott does. My exercise is to spell your name with dots between the letters and then turn the letters of your name into a poem with another person’s name and then connect the dots and poems. Service. Get out of yourself is another profound piece of advice from Deb Scott. Surround yourself with motivational tapes, meditation and positive reinforcement. Advice I have found useful is to make a roadmap of your life and chart it. Gratitude. Count your blessings. Deb Scott’s advice, profundities and ironies are grace notes for new prescriptions in your life. I hope this review makes you feel new. Your book renewed my interest in your field. You want to change people’s thinking and lead them to do good. It is difficult to judge motivation. So, I won’t judge Deb Scott, rather accept. Brilliant!”

Dr. Patrick A. O’Dougherty, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Winner of the Prestigious International Library of Poetry’s Editor’s Choice Award ; Namara Alumni Carlson Heritage Wall Author at the University of Minnesota; F. Scott Fitzgerald Community, More Here…

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“Wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone!”

There were so many things I loved about this book – from the author’s infectious positive and fun-to-read style to the catchy title – a title that starts the reader off on a journey to discover what the author has in mind..
I’d categorize this book under the following categories:
Spiritual
Self Help
Self Improvement
Inspirational
Motivational
Recovery
A Book that Makes You Glad to Be Alive!
That last category? Just made it up – Just for this book.
When I finish reading a book, I ask myself what my initial opinion of the book is. After the standard, “Like it, love it, or eh -so-so,” I always have a few summarizing thoughts about the book, the author, or the way the book left me feeling. After reading The Sky is Green and the Grass is Blue: Turning your upside down world right side up!, I thought, and subsequently wrote down, the following:
“This book was like a walk through an inspirational and spiritual garden. There were so many lovely thoughts, quotes, stories, and illustrations along the way – just like beautiful flowers along a garden’s path. I kept stopping to pick one and could see one just ahead – from the first page of the book to the last.”
I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone and everyone. I promise that you’ll find plenty of beautiful flowers to cut and enjoy along the garden’s path. Buy The Sky is Green and the Grass is Blue: Turning your upside down world right side up! on Amazon today.

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“I’ve had the joy and honor of getting to know Deb Scott through my radio show. Her energy is uplifting and her spirit inspiring. I learn something new about life, transformation and motivation every time we speak. I highly recommend her book, The Sky Is Green and the Grass is Blue and her coaching services to all. She is a master of sharing vivid stories that transform life.”

Tamara Kleinberg- Founder: Imaginibbles

“Useful, Uplifting, Practical!”

This book is very inspirational and yet practical. It is full of clear help on how to combat persistent negative thinking and includes a motivational narrative about the help of 12-Step programs, prayer, professional guidance and volunteering. The motivation supplied by the text is augmented by helpful exercises. …especially useful and uplifting.”
The Recovery Guide Network

Motion Magic!

Does “getting there” sometimes seem impossible? A dream just a grasp too far to reach?

Maybe you want to: Boost your confidence; Get rid of depression; Manage healthier boundaries; Overcome Fear; Live happier.

One way you can always overcome the struggle is to get into motion. Why?

YOU Keep On Going!

Once you put the action ahead of the feeling, you will begin to create momentum towards whatever the goal is you seek.

Think of a car. When you are stopped in park, it is nearly impossible to turn the steering wheel and move the tires in any direction.

But, if you start the engine and begin to move the car down the highway, you are easily able to move the steering wheel and subsequently the tires, with the twist of your wrist!

Did the car change? Did you change? No. What did change?

The car was put into motion with you in it. The key ingredient which changed the equation was “motion.”

How can you apply this to your life towards attaining success in it? Get into motion towards your goal.

Write down on a piece of paper what the end result of the goal is. Not just what it is, but what it does for you that is an ultimate greater good.

For example; maybe you want to overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group so you can deliver your message better.  This in turn helps your audience understand more effectively, which in turn assists them in their implementation of the message. This is your purest ultimate goal.

If you had already achieved this goal,  who would you be associating with? What would you be talking about? When and where would you be doing these things?

Now you can write down what getting into motion would look and feel like, and begin by doing.

Perhaps your first motion is to speak in front of the mirror to yourself.  Then it may be speaking in front of a friend.  You may also want to watch a video of a speaker teaching you how to speak clearly and effectively.  You might sprinkle successful sabotage notes to yourself around your house, to keep the motion flowing.

Whatever it is, begin to get into motion doing it, and detach from the result.

Focus on staying in motion for a pre-determined time every day, and allow the process to unfold.

Motion is your  magic potion, and it tastes oooohhh so good! 

Bon appetite!

WOUNDED~TO~WONDERFUL

Wounded to Wonderful – what a brilliant catch phrase for daily living!

Like a left and right leg, we need both to stay upright and move forward in any direction.

Want to really go somewhere in your life? Don’t waste time trying to figure out if the left leg is bad, and the right leg wrong, or is it the right leg is wrong, and the left leg is right?

Beauty in a Broken Heart

Accept you need both, and surrender to the fact each is completely different for a reason, and both of their differences are working to help you achieve a bigger common goal which will make you happy. Now there is some right side up true blue sky thinking!

When Nancy Wait and I discussed her idea for the flow of her radio show, we brainstormed creative, fun, powerful ways you could gain imagrey and practical application to duplicate a consistent equation towards all things good for you.

Like the legs which take you to any physical desire, what are the spiritual vehicles which cooperate to bring you towards the dreams you seek?

Surrender + Hope = Knowing Self

Why does “Knowing Self” balance the equation? Because only in Knowing Self can one know anyone, or anything else.

Every person has a wound, this is an apparent bad we all share in common. It’s what allows you to read the story of someone you never met, and feel as if you have known them forever. The wound exposes your/my/our deep vulnerability.

So how can a wound be transformed into wonderful?

This question begs you to define exactly what “wonderful” means to YOU? Is it that warm and fuzzy feeling you get when opening a birthday gift? The attainment of a goal you have ached to acheive? Or is it finding the good lesson which makes good great, bad into good, or sadness into overwhelming joy?

Consider seeking to learn the good lesson in any given event, will automatically transform the event into something positive, regardless of what you may feel in the now moment. Consider you’re not finished yet. Consider the pressure of the circumstances you most detest, are helping you become your brightest happy best!

Discover the brilliance in the Diamond of the Amazing YOU!

For more detail on the radio show with Nancy Wait - Artists & AscensionCLICK HERE.

Mind Vitamins Here!

Mind vitamin therapy is a powerful way for you to effectively spring board any positive transformation you seek to achieve.

I call this effort “Successful Sabotage” because you are setting yourself up for great success by surrounding yourself in positive energy media tools, like this radio interview with Dream Vision 7 Creator, Deborah Beauvais.

Boston Revolution 1510 AM

Listen to this show right now in the background while your checking emails, or download it to your mp3 to recycle while your walking the dogs, going to work tomorrow morning, or having your morning cup of coffee.

Deborah Beauvais is a Reconnective Healing Therapist at and can be contacted at Empowered Connections, her website, worshop, or seminar. Committed to passionately assist your dreams toward all things loving great, you won’t be disappointed.

Truly a priveledge, this show offers you free ideas with practical applications you can implement immediately.

Listen now to our archived show here, under Deb Scott – and be sure to also check out the many multi-mind vitamin antibiotics of magnificent guests, Deborah brings to us every Saturday afternoon; 1:00 pm; Boston Revolution Radio; 1510 am.

Dedicated to helping you turn any green upside down sky, into true blue!