REPOST: An alternative to substance abuse

I had to repost this article as it was so brilliant and so fantastic!  Imagine if our governments took kids and gave them skills to cope instead of waiting until they needed the 22 week wait for a rehab spot?




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DAY 22

Treat your belongings as if they were alive, and be thankful!

i.e..: shoes–thank you for helping me walk to work this morning with warm feet on the frosty ground

clothes–thank you for making me feel sleek and feminine today

Get the idea?

“Windex the window of your awareness.” Pam Grout

Amp up your frequency by being grateful to the THINGS that support you and work hard for you in your life.

Funny enough, I had the experience of finally getting the clutch changed in my car, and a few other bits that had been hanging around waiting to get sorted. When I collected my car and drove away from the mechanic, it was like the car literally purred in joy and contentedness–it felt like a new car, it felt happy! (i know totally weird right??) Truth! I was super thankful, acknowledged how hard my car does work for me, and I felt happy to0. : )










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DAY 21 

Today, follow your kids!

Make believe! Kids are pros at pretend!

Ask: What’s the hurry? Kids are good at seeing everything! Make the time!

Pam Grout says, “When you cultivate a grateful mind, you come from a place of power-you unlock an energy that unifies, that encourages wholeness.”




Day 20 MARO UP


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Day 20  MARO UP

Pam Grout says, “Maro is short for ‘magokoro’ which means ‘true heart’. It’s rather hard to pin down, but it’s a spiritual state of unconditional love for yourself and others. According to Wahei, it radiates an energy that draws good fortune into your life.”

So the game is simple, today, say thank you for everything, as many times a day. With presence, and meaning.


Day 19 Where’s Waldo?


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DAY 19

Go on a scavenger hunt to find five things that you have never noticed before.

Pam Grout says,”Everything you are trying to manifest is already yours.”

Awareness and gratitude are just keys to the castle.


Day 18 Impersonate Wonder Woman


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Ironic, that today, on the day of all of the WOMEN’S MARCHES for Peace and Equality today, the day of Donald Trumps inauguration as President of the United States, this is the game.

DAY 18 Strike A Pose

Whenever you feel challenged or out of sorts today, strike a pose. A wonder woman pose. It will lower your cortisol and boost your testosterone. Two minutes. Fists on waist, legs spread just over hip width apart. Fierce. Empowered. Deadly solid.

(if not a little 1976….)


Day 17 Wear Your Freak Flag


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DAY 17

In this party game, do something that would normally scare the life out of you and have you running for the hills!  Pam Grout says, “Break one of the unwritten laws of acceptable human behaviour.”




I am reposting this blog as it is so well written with great practical advice! Having watched my daughters navigate through some pretty bitchy sharky waters over the last couple of years, I wish I had seen this! Even to show them that yes, it is a thing, and no it is not mum just saying!


Day 16 Do the Happy Dance


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DAY 16     Break into Spontaneous DANCE! (you know you wanna)

Anywhere anytime!

Pam Grout says there are five reasons:

“1. Dancing cuts thoughts off at the knees.

2. It puts you on the same wavelength as the FP.

3. It makes other people happy!

4. It heals your body and eliminates other ailments.

5. It jars you into a new reality.

Worldview 2.0 is all about ditching the ruts and mental architectures that squeezes us into a tiny uncomfortable box.”


Day 15 The Opposite Game


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DAY 15

Wow half way there! How is your AA 2.0 upgrade going?

“Being grateful makes things happen. It’s the seed, the gateway drug.” Pam Grout

In this game, state everything backwards.  i.e.: this ice cube is so hot….. or if you have a scary meeting, I’m so excited about this meeting!

Be radical about your worldview.