Up Your Impact Factor http://upyourimpactfactor.com Mon, 31 Dec 2012 17:52:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Jenny B no Jenny B jennyb@upyourimpactfactor.com jennyb@upyourimpactfactor.com (Jenny B) up your impact factor, jenny bones, raindrops and ripples Up Your Impact Factor http://upyourimpactfactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/ripples_01.jpg http://upyourimpactfactor.com Bring in the New Year with Peace and Self-Love http://upyourimpactfactor.com/bring-new-year-peace-self-love/ http://upyourimpactfactor.com/bring-new-year-peace-self-love/#comments Mon, 31 Dec 2012 17:52:21 +0000 http://upyourimpactfactor.com/?p=723 light angelThe truth is, I believe that very few of us have escaped depression and anxiety’s greedy clutch completely. Whether we talk about it openly or not, it has become a part of our current society’s identity and burden. The good news? It doesn’t have to be. I struggled for years, decades, with debilitating depression. It zapped my creativity, wreaked havoc on my relationships and painted my days a gloomy gray. My anxiety would interfere with my going to work, grocery shopping or even leaving my bedroom some days. Most of this was the result of some painful childhood events. But […]]]> http://upyourimpactfactor.com/bring-new-year-peace-self-love/feed/ 1 Even Now, Especially Now, We Can Make a Difference http://upyourimpactfactor.com/even-now-especially-now-we-can-make-difference/ http://upyourimpactfactor.com/even-now-especially-now-we-can-make-difference/#comments Fri, 14 Dec 2012 19:47:15 +0000 http://upyourimpactfactor.com/?p=717 Jesus Christ. I’m not sure if that’s a cry of anguish or a cry for help. Both, I think. I just read about the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut and I’m sitting here, like most of you probably are, feeling an intense ache in my heart for those who are dealing with the shockwaves of grief from this horrific tragedy. Unimaginable I find myself saying that a lot lately. Unimaginable. There seems to be a disproportionate amount of loss, separation and grief in our world today. And when the unimaginable becomes reality, fear and anger tend to creep into the crevices […]]]> http://upyourimpactfactor.com/even-now-especially-now-we-can-make-difference/feed/ 11 The Power of Meditation http://upyourimpactfactor.com/the-power-meditation/ http://upyourimpactfactor.com/the-power-meditation/#comments Sat, 08 Dec 2012 18:17:45 +0000 http://upyourimpactfactor.com/?p=716 meditation    As many of you know, I went through decades of struggling with severe anxiety and debilitating depression as a result of early childhood trauma. What I may not have shared so often is how meditation played an integral role in my getting free from the binds of mental, emotional and spiritual unrest. Without being exposed to these three forms of meditation in particular, I can’t say for certain I would ever have been living a depression-free life…as I am happy to say I am today. These three practices include: Mindfulness Meditation A practice of stillness, of staying in […]]]> http://upyourimpactfactor.com/the-power-meditation/feed/ 1 Promise of New Life http://upyourimpactfactor.com/promise-new-life/ http://upyourimpactfactor.com/promise-new-life/#comments Wed, 28 Nov 2012 15:59:07 +0000 http://upyourimpactfactor.com/?p=707   Death surrounds me today. Or at least its theme. I spoke with two friends this morning. The first talked about the massive transitions taking place in her life, the same transitions many of us (if not all) are facing these days. She said she’d been dreaming of death and sensing it during times of deep meditation. Hers was a metaphorical death, of relationships and career paths. I mentioned the Tarot’s Death card and we discussed its meanings and effects. And she cried. A few minutes later, I spoke with a second friend. This friend has recently lost the love […]]]> http://upyourimpactfactor.com/promise-new-life/feed/ 36 It’s Crunch(y) Time! http://upyourimpactfactor.com/its-crunchy-time/ http://upyourimpactfactor.com/its-crunchy-time/#comments Wed, 21 Nov 2012 16:36:30 +0000 http://upyourimpactfactor.com/?p=702   Image totally swiped from CrunchyBetty.com Leslie Martin, my dear friend, kindred spirit and creator of CrunchyBetty.com will be joining us on Transition Radio today. If you don’t know her, first I’ll ask what rock you’ve been hiding under, and second I’ll say that you MUST come meet her. Her mind, like many of the hand-made goodies she cooks up, is absolutely delicious. If you DO know her, then you already know why I’m so freakin’ thrilled to have her on. Not only is she a prolific blogger, author and lover of all things beautiful, she recently launched the extremely […]]]> http://upyourimpactfactor.com/its-crunchy-time/feed/ 0 Transition Radio http://upyourimpactfactor.com/transition-radio/ http://upyourimpactfactor.com/transition-radio/#comments Wed, 14 Nov 2012 15:58:11 +0000 http://upyourimpactfactor.com/?p=699 WOW!! IT    Today marks the second episode of my new radio show, Transition Radio. And yeah, I kinda didn’t announce the first episode last week, mea culpa. The truth? I was SCURRED! Shakin’ in my purple boots kinda scurred. I hoped that maybe if I just slipped a tweet and FB post out 5 minutes before the show, no one would notice. But some of you wonderful friends did notice and showed up in time to see me fumble through the first show. Thank goddess for Peggie Arvidson, my guest last week, for saving the day while I struggled with […]]]> http://upyourimpactfactor.com/transition-radio/feed/ 0 The Jesus Dentist http://upyourimpactfactor.com/the-jesus-dentist/ http://upyourimpactfactor.com/the-jesus-dentist/#comments Tue, 09 Oct 2012 15:57:29 +0000 http://upyourimpactfactor.com/?p=695 "Open wide..." - Day 60, year 2    When I was very young, I had a pretty strong phobia of needles. So you can imagine how I’d react when the dentist would come at me with the big Novocain syringe. Not a pretty sight. It wouldn’t matter how long he’d gas me up with Nitrous, I would kick and scream and cry like a man with a head-cold whenever that needle came anywhere near my face. My childhood dentist was not a patient man. He’d just shrug, put the needle aside, instruct the hygienist to hold me down and go about drilling and filling my not-numb-at-all […]]]> http://upyourimpactfactor.com/the-jesus-dentist/feed/ 37 Turning Dead Ends Into Doorways – And a Giveaway! http://upyourimpactfactor.com/turning-dead-ends-into-doorways-and-giveaway/ http://upyourimpactfactor.com/turning-dead-ends-into-doorways-and-giveaway/#comments Thu, 20 Sep 2012 16:21:39 +0000 http://upyourimpactfactor.com/?p=688     When I first met Staci Boden, I knew right away I’d met a new soul-sister. Then, when I read her first book, “Turning Dead Ends into Doorways: How to Grow Through Whatever Life Throws Your Way,” I knew I’d met a wise old soul and teacher as well. The book not only outlines for us, the readers, a powerful and enlightened approach to dealing with life’s most difficult challenges, it also takes you on a journey of what must have been one of Staci’s most painful personal trials. I’m not going to spoil to story for you but […]]]> http://upyourimpactfactor.com/turning-dead-ends-into-doorways-and-giveaway/feed/ 25 Campfire Circles Case Study – Live at Home Seniors http://upyourimpactfactor.com/campfire-circles-case-study-live-home-seniors/ http://upyourimpactfactor.com/campfire-circles-case-study-live-home-seniors/#comments Thu, 13 Sep 2012 17:09:59 +0000 http://upyourimpactfactor.com/?p=682 As we’re currently enrolling our Campfire Circle’s fall session, I thought it might be useful for you to get some insightful feedback from previous campers. Today we feature Nancy O’Toole. An amazing woman I feel blessed to have in my circle. Read about her experience with camp and what it meant for her new business. Briefly describe your work/business at the time you started the program. What was working, what wasn’t? When I started the program with Jenny and Sandi I was close to launching my internet business.  The website was coming along fine, but I knew that social media […]]]> http://upyourimpactfactor.com/campfire-circles-case-study-live-home-seniors/feed/ 1 A Grocery Store in Africa http://upyourimpactfactor.com/grocery-store-in-africa/ http://upyourimpactfactor.com/grocery-store-in-africa/#comments Mon, 10 Sep 2012 06:21:45 +0000 http://upyourimpactfactor.com/?p=678 Today’s guest post is from my favorite Star Polisher, Carol Hess. You know how certain scenes from your life stand out in your mind no matter how many years it’s been since you actually witnessed them? My theory is those scenes carry an important message, and it behooves us (yes, I did say behooves – I love that word!) to figure out what the message might be. I want to tell you about one of the unforgettable scenes in my life that it took me 35 years to figure out. We had been living in Burundi for the past two […]]]> http://upyourimpactfactor.com/grocery-store-in-africa/feed/ 14