The days are getting a bit intense, but this I found interesting from the "Blog Squad."

Following is a quick response that I did to the queen of the blogs…..”The Blog Squad“….Patsi was stating the importance of adding personality to your blog. I think you will find this interesting:


Patsi, I loved your “rant” on personality. And thankfully I’m right on target
with your idea. I have been dubbed “The Attitude Amazon.” At 6 ft. tall & the last name of Strong…….you better have an attitude & a great one at that! I speak on the power of your mind. Achieve it when you believe, truly works. I am a mentee of Tom Antion & James Malinchak. Now I have you to thank for your wisdom. I will keep on learning & blogging!! Thank you.
Eileen Strong,
Strong Incentives

Oprah's fessing up about her 40 lb. weight gain!

It’s been in the news. And it will be brought to our attention again as she addresses the problem of watching your weight. It really does require a daily approach. Most people need only to eat 100 more calories in one day, everyday to gain 10 additional pounds in one year. 

Let me tell you….100 calories ain’t much! That is one cookie, or one graham cracker or one can of light beer. It doesn’t take much! Especially over the next few weeks when most people will gain at least 4 to 7 lbs. Oh well!

If it’s worth it to you… than enjoy! As a clinical hypnotist for over 20 years, most people don’t seem to understand how their weight came on so fast. As I tell everyone…..”Don’t lost your weight,….release your weight, because lost things are usually found.”  

I was surprised to hear that the 1st season winner of “Biggest Loser” has gained EVERY pound back that he had worked and sweated off!!!!!  There is a sentence that has been around in the “diet industry” for a while now….”It’s not what you’re eating, it’s what’s eating at you!” 

We eat to cover up our emotions. We eat to make ourselves feel better. When your stomach is full, you feel safe. And if you feel safe, you can go on with your life. We still are  “animals” in the way that we think.

So…..enjoy, enjoy, enjoy. It is “that most wonderful time of the year.”

My good friends, (husband and wife) both are fighting cancer…and he also works for Lehman Brothers!  Never ever think you are having a bad day till you walk in their footsteps for awhile. 

As Oprah’s new campaign will begin the week of January 5th….”Truly living your best life.”  Think about it…are you living yours?????”

Keepin’ on with  the great attitude,

“The Attitude Amazon”


Holiday frenzy in December – How to keep your sanity!

Black Friday has come and gone….thank heavens. It was worth it for my son, who was one of the first in line at Sports Authority early Friday morning. His friends both got a $25 gift card…but Grant scratched off his gift card…and was surprised that he  received a $100 gift card. When you are a broke college student, that is a lot of money. We know where some of our Christmas gifts are coming from this year!

Did you go shopping…or did you avoid the frenzy to pace yourself and purchase gifts for your loved ones at a later date. Coupons will be in abundance for the next 3 weeks. Always remember that giving is more rewarding than receiving. Especially when the person is in true need.

Make a concentrated effort to take a “step back”…think about what you can give that will make a difference in someone’s life. The present you will get back should prove to be priceless!

Set a budget and STICK TO IT! Do not use credit cards unless it is a dire need. Our grandparents survived quite nicely without EVER using them. We can do just the same. It ‘ll be hard….but the payback over the next several months and years will be worth it. 

Think about this…..Put $5 in a bowl every Sunday night for the next 52 weeks, and do not touch it. Keep it under “lock & key”  for the next 52 weeks, and with very little pressure you will have almost $250.

This will be a gift for you….that was simple and profitable. And IT WORKS! Start this Sunday.

What a great investment…..YOU!

Keepin’ a great attitude.

The “Attitude Amazon”


Stress free holidays without the weight gain

Well the busy holiday season is coming  at us fast. Yes there is Thanksgiving…but now there will be that incredible “Black Friday” the following day. I was talking to a clerk at Circuit City and she said she had to be at the store by 4 am. This would be a first for her. The competition is so tough with retailers this season.

Everyone is being truly selective on where they spend their money this year. It was announced on ABC news yesterday that the average American will spend about $700 for their entire budget this year.  Our consumption level has been brought to a screaming halt.

 As people spend less money, they may turn to food for solace. Always remember that food is fuel and not a replacement for confused or muddled emotions.  When I speak on my favorite topic “It’s not what you’re eating….it’s what’s eating at you”….I think of the frenzied pace we will all be at the next 6 weeks.

The Christmas cookies, the festive drinks, the celebratory food seems to be coming at us full force. 

Remember take at least 4 deep breaths (seriously it will help release your serotonin, which is calming) and realize that food is not the issue here. It is temporarily filling our stomachs (which makes us feel safe and calmer)….and than we can continue with the fast pace life that we are in the midst of, but at least by slowing down….we don’t have to eat as fast or as much. Always put down your fork, spoon or sandwich with every 3rd mouthful. Reach for a healthy beverage and then eat a little bit more, but at that same pace.  

Enjoy the food. Enjoy the fun. Enjoy the slower pace. And enjoy the festivities around you today. You’re worth it!