Oct 15th

Astrology - Fact Or Fiction? What Does History Think?

By Leslie Traill

Plato

Perhaps there is a pattern set in the heavens for one who desires to see it, and having seen it, to find one in himself - Plato
A friend of mine suggested that I do some research on Astrology and Famous People and I came up with some incredible information. What prompted this was the negativity that is sometimes associated with Astrology with really no founding in fact.
Here is some great information that is founded in fact, I was aware of some of it and then other things just amazed me.  I found it when I did a search of Famous People and Astrology and I have quoted directly from the reliable sources that I found.1. "All of the U.S. Founding Fathers were Masons and Astrologers.  (Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and the list goes on."

2. "All important events of the U.S. Government were timed to Astrology.  The country was founded in the sign of Cancer; Election Day is in Scorpio and Inauguration day used to be in Pisces until FDR (an Aquarian) changed it to Aquarius."

3. "Nancy Reagan used Astrology, after the assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan in 1981, to determine when the best and worst times were for the president to do everything from signing bills to foreign travel.  The media made fun of Nancy Reagan at the time but, President Reagan was the first president since Jefferson elected in a year ending with "O" that was not killed in office."

4. "T.S. Eliot's epic poem The Waste Land is full of astrological references.  Not only that, the four sections are named after the astrological elements, Earth, Air, Water and Fire."

5. "The Three Wise Men were Astrologers.  Some believe that they heard that the Christ child would be born at the time of a conjunction of planets - two planets appearing in the same place in the sky at the same time - that was to signal the arrival of a new age.  The two planets involved in this conjunction were Jupiter and Saturn. Both planets were bright, but this wasn't something that the average eye could notice.  Even though they were trained Astrologers this took The Three Wise Men some time to find Jesus in Bethlehem."

6. "Before the advent of the pharmaceutical industry, astrology was a required course in medical school."

Here is a list of what just a few famous people have said about astrology:

Plato - Philosopher said: "Perhaps there is a pattern set in the heavens for one who desires to see it, and having seen it, to find one in himself".

Albert Einstein - Physicist said: Astrology is a science in itself and contains an illuminating body of knowledge. It taught me many things and I am greatly indebted to it".

Ralph Waldo Emerson - Poet said: "Astrology is astronomy brought down to earth and applied toward the affairs of man".

JP Morgan - First Billionaire said: "Millionaires don't use astrology, billionaires do."

Sir Isaac Newton - Physicist said: (Said in defense of astrology to skeptic Edmund Halley) I have studied the matter. You sir, have not."

Robert Heinlein - Best Selling Author said: “A touchstone to determine the actual worth of an "intellectual" find out how he feels about astrology."

Hippocrates - Father of Medicine said: "A physician without the knowledge of astrology has no right to call himself a physician."

DH Lawrence - Author said: "Who knows the power of the Saturn has over us, or Venus?  ...But it is a vital power, rippling exquisitely through us all the time."

Louis Pasteur - Scientist said: "The controls of life are structured as forms and nuclear arrangements, in relation with the motions of the universe."

Pythagoras - Mathematician said: "The stars in the heavens sing a music; if only we had ears to hear."

Benjamin Franklin - A Founding Father of American said: "Astrology is one of the most ancient sciences, held in high esteem of old, by the wise and the great."

Donald Reagan - Formerly Ronald Reagan's Chief of Staff said: "It's common knowledge that a large percentage of Wall Street brokers use astrology."

Famous Historical People Who Have Used Astrology As A Life Tool:

Ronald Reagan....U.S. President

Boris Yeltsin....Russian President

Indira Gandhi....India Prime Minister

Francois Mitterrand...French President

Margaret Thatcher....U.K. Minister

Carol Jung....Swiss founder of psychotherapy

Teddy Roosevelt...U.S. President 

All of the above were considered highly intelligent people. These famous people were also creative types who used whatever tools they could to get answers to questions they couldn't find elsewhere.

by Leslie Traill
 
Sep 18th

Astrology As A Tool In Life

By Leslie Traill

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I know that many people do not believe in Astrology and that is OK. I also know that many people are curious about Astrology and that is also OK. And, I also know that there are many people that believe Astrology is a wonderful tool to find out Where you Were in Life… Where you Currently Stand in your Life... and... Where you Can Go in Your Life... and that is also OK.  We are all unique as a properly calculated and interpreted Astrology Chart exhibits.

I have been an Astrologer for over 35 years and I do not run my life by Astrology, I have learned to use my astrology chart as one of the tools to use in order to be aware. Some of the things that I also use to be more aware are reading, gathering information and talking to people and asking questions. Another is Meditating and another is Astrology.  As I said it is a tool that can be used to learn more about oneself.  I also believe that we can never learn too much about ourselves and that knowledge is self-mastery.  I am the kind of person who wants to know the good, the bad and the sometimes the ugly about myself so that I can make the changes to be a better person. By learning more about my personality through the tool of Astrology I have been able to make the changes that I have wanted to make; to work on turning the negative aspects of me into positive aspects and making the positive aspects of me more positive.  And, I might add, I am still working on myself daily.

I am also the kind of person who likes to be prepared, so if I am aware that a certain energy, situation or circumstance will be entering my life in advance, I have the opportunity to take advantage of a positive circumstance or turn a potentially negative circumstance into a positive one simply by being aware.  Again, I do not run my life by the use of Astrology - I use it to plan, to strategize and to help me in my personal life and in business.

I would never try to convince anyone to believe in the positive aspects of Astrology just as I would never try to convince anyone to believe in something that made them uncomfortable.  

I felt as an Astrologer it was important for me to make this clear and to allow you to make up your own mind as to whether you believe it is a tool or not that would help you along your path of life.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Namaste,

Leslie Traill - Astrologer and Life Coach
Sep 13th

BE THE GREATNESS YOU ARE

By Letty Garay

The potential for greatness lives inside of each of us.  Some people call that greatness in us ‘the God within’, or the ‘Universal Intelligence’, or ‘Source or Spirit’.  Whatever the name matters not; the important thing is that we all have it within, and when we activate it unconsciously, it is generally referred to as ‘the inner voice’, ‘gut feeling’, or ‘intuition.  No matter what you call it, it is a tapping into your own individual natural knowing; and what is significant is that, in this, we are ALL the same.

 

The way in which we live our lives is unique to each one of us, and there is no one else in the entire universe who does things in exactly the same way.  Each of us performs, thinks, or feels completely different while experiencing the same scenery or activity.  For example, just take note of the wonderful way in which each one of us performs a task; it matters not how insignificant that task is.  We are all artists at life and we should honor the art we create and experience in every aspect of our lives.

 

“I can’t,” “I shouldn’t”, I don’t know”, or “I am afraid” are a few thoughts or conversations of self doubt that keep us from living our potential.  These ideas restrict our personal power and limit us, and “We can do anything we want to if stick to it long enough “said Helen Keller, who was deaf and blind and made up her mind despite her handicap to go to college, graduate and receive cum laude status.  She did not entertain the thought of ‘I can’t’.  After her, what can we complain about?

 

There are few, if any, limitations of what we can do when we trust in that greatness inside of us, for limitations come from beliefs about ourselves.  Many develop this limitation upon hearing a negative comment such as, “you are no good”, “you are not capable”, ‘you are worthless.”  The strength of the belief of not being worthy became engraved in the subconscious, and this continues to whisper at every attempt at wanting to do something new, or taking something on that may carry a risk.  Oftentimes it takes only one experience, usually during childhood, to either create a life of ‘unworthiness’ OR one of empowerment, leading to greatness, proving you CAN.   What is your choice?

 

When I shift into “I AM” there is no stopping me to what I can accomplish.  Whereas this does not occur as often as I would like, each time I connect with that source in me, it reinforces that greatness in me.  

 

The idea of failure seems to scare us away from doing so many things  we would like to accomplish in life, even though failure is just a of way saying it’s not working a certain way.  It’s about shifting your thoughts, emotions or as I call it, shifting energy into a new perception to have the opportunity to try it differently.  The important point is to not be afraid to ‘fail’. This is the mindset of opening yourself up to the answers that are there inside of you just waiting to encourage you on.   No matter what your goals or aspirations are, they all start with taking the first step and then one step at a time after that.  The word impossible is just a consensus of an outdated belief of limitation and lack of personal empowerment.

 

So start with connecting with this inner greatness and touch upon that trust inside of you and have faith.  Shift your mental habits of impossibilities to those of possibilities.  Bring yourself into a knowing and trust away from doubt.  We are unlimited beings with no ceilings except the ones we imagine or create. Changing our perspective and the way we perceive even the smallest attitude adjustment can point your life in a totally different direction and path, such as the one you desire.

 

Be still. Stop looking anywhere. Stop seeking. Simply be. Rely in your inner power, in the stillness, and listen without judgment to that inner voice that is there for your benefit, for it will empower you with strength, trust, and confidence.  Be light of heart, with grace and ease.  What would you like to create?  ‘Just do it!’

Sep 9th

10 Benefits Every Plan Must Offer Under Health Care Reform

By Jeanine Kinzie
Health care reform requires that all individual and small group health plans offer these 10 essential benefits starting in January 2014. Many of the benefits weren't provided or fully covered in the past, so including them means more benefits with more protection for you.

Ambulatory patient services - Care you receive without being admitted to a hospital - such as at a clinic, physician's office or same-day surgery center.

Emergency services - Care for conditions which, if not immediately treated, could lead to serious disability or death.

Hospitalization - Care you receive as a patient in a hospital, such as room and board, care from doctors and nurses, and tests and drugs administered during your stay.

Maternity and newborn care - Care provided to women during pregnancy and during and after labor; care for newly born children.

Mental health and substance abuse disorder services - Care to evaluate, diagnose and treat mental health and substance abuse issues.

Prescription drug coverage - Drugs prescribed by a doctor to treat an acute illness, like an infection, or an ongoing condition, like high blood pressure.

Rehabilitation and habilitation services and devices - Services and devices to help people with injuries, disabilities or chronic conditions gain or recover mental and physical skills.

Laboratory services - Testing blood, tissues, etc., from a patient to help a doctor diagnose a medical condition and monitor the effectiveness of treatment.

Preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management - These services include routine physicals, screening and immunizations. Chronic disease management is an integrated approach to manage an ongoing condition, like asthma or diabetes.

Pediatric services - The other nine essential benefits are provided to children along with dental and vision care.

Resources For Health Care Reform Updates - Websites To Check In With
www.KFF.org

www.AHIP.com  

www.HHS.gov

www.CBO.gov  

www.NAIC.org
  

www.statereforum.org/states  

www.ncpa.org
  
 by 
Jeanine Kinzie
Aug 28th

Add these foods to your summer entrees

By Jennifer Ettinger

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Add these foods to your summer entrees and fuel up your metabolism and aid in weight loss!
 
Broccoli - A weight loss superfood that contains phytochemicals to protect against disease and boost your immune system.
 
Fruit! Berries, Apples all help cut down your cravings for sweets - A great source of fiber.  Fruit balances the body and has great detox and fat burning properties!  
 
Green tea - boosts the metabolism and can aid in weight loss
 
Hot Peppers - speeds up the metabolism and conquers cravings.  The secret is the chemical capsaicin.
 
Lean Turkey - switch your chicken habit for some turkey! Great protein source to help you lose fat, boost metabolism and build lean muscle!
 
Oatmeal - cholesterol fighting, chock full of fiber, keeps you full and gives you tons of energy.  Try steel oats (hint - I cook mine overnight in a crock pot ready for me first thing in the morning - delicious!
 
Water - ice, ice baby - drink it cold this summer season. It will keep you feeling full, flush out toxins and give your skin a goddess glow.
Water with lemon - helps activate the burning of the fat for it is a bile thinner!
 
Whey protein -quickly digested and put into use by the body.  A natural fat burner and helps keep insulin levels stable.
 
In good health,
Jennifer Ettinger,
xoxoxo


 

Aug 27th

Get 20% OFF An Astrology Reading This Summer!

By Leslie Traill
Before we know it Fall will be upon us, a time when we hustle and bustle about again. We dig down in our careers and think about relationships with the Fall and Winter holidays that come. If you are looking for some direction for the rest of your year, professionally or personally, and would like to finally take some time to get a complete astrology reading from an experienced and professional astrologer, take advantage of my special 20% OFF price and schedule a time today!
 
Find a list and descriptions of the Astrology Readings I offer HERE and belowContact Me To Take Advantage Of My Offer.
 
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by Leslie Traill 
Aug 20th

Why Everyone Should Seek Advice From An Experienced Health Insurance Agent

By Jeanine Kinzie
We, as health insurance agents, are currently being trained to give advice in order to determine who is best served on their current plan (group or individual), and on or off the marketplace (exchange).  In order to do so, we will need to know your Adjusted Gross Income from your 2012 taxes.  We realize it's a confidential topic, but it is required information to make the calculation and create pertinent advice.  It is very important to work with an ethical agent.  I believe some agents will entice people with a high subsidy so it makes the insurance look like it's cheaper, but in all actuality, they may get the subsidy taken back and owe more taxes on 4/15/2015.  Then instead of a rebate, they will owe taxes and not know why.  The unethical agent shrugs and goes on to the next prospect.  Please....please...do not try this at home and apply online for several reasons.  Scams online abound and fraudulent telemarketing has already begun.  Do not give your social security number, and other confidential information to a stranger. Identity theft is real and painful.  Secondly, there are certain scenarios which may affect your situation which are not fully addressed online.  As soon as the Affordable Care Act plan benefits summaries and rates are available, we can provide advice.  We expect that to be October 1st when the "Marketplace" opens.  We can represent you should you choose to participate with the Marketplace or stay independent of it.  We can still write existing plans until 12/31/13.  Existing plan designs may be available until 12/31/14, depending on the carrier and plan.  Current rates are still very low compared to Marketplace rates with a limited subsidy.  Encourage your family and friends to seek representation from an experienced agent.  Please contact us with any questions and if there's answers, we'll find them!
Aug 12th

What Is Critical Illness Insurance?

By Jeanine Kinzie
Changes in Critical Illness from 2000 - 2008.

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You know the realities of health conditions have changed. Everybody knows someone who has been diagnosed with cancer, heart attack or stroke. So many of these people’s lives and the financial security of their families' are turned upside down by a major illness even when they have quality health coverage.  Monthly obligations such as mortgage, car payments, groceries and cell phone bills still need to be paid even when you're not working.  The stress can be overwhelming.  The insurance industry has responded with products that meet these needs.  The benefits are based on diagnosis and treatments.

Critical Illness coverage:
  • Provides people with OPTIONS
  • Provides people with CONTROL
  • Provides people with CHOICES
  • Provides people with INDEPENDENCE 
    (or avoids dependence)
  • Reduces their STRESS

...What is the cost of such plan?
It depends on many factors and level of benefits. It is available for groups and individuals and premiums range from $10-$50 per month. Some plans even provide a benefit for your annual physical, something you don't even have to pay for.  This $75 benefit can reduce your net premiums to less than $10 per month.  Please contact me and request a brochure and quote and rest easy knowing you can financially handle the health conditions which affect 33% of us.


Contact Jeanine about the many options provided by Critical Illness Insurance.
Aug 12th

Why You Still Need A Local Insurance Agent

By Jeanine Kinzie
Insurance is getting too complicated due to Healthcare Reform, it's not the same insurance world we were  all able to navigate through a few years ago on our own.  It may look like you are getting the best deal ever while navigating through a site for a health insurance agent in Georgia or California, but beware before you apply for insurance online with an out of state agent! Your local insurance agent can't make changes to the plan that you purchase during the first year of coverage and you will be stuck with a bad plan and no local agent to help you. If you are declined for coverage by applying online yourself for perhaps a plan that is not really suited for your needs (which is why it looks so cheap), then that is a red flag that you are uninsureable and it will be hard to find someone to help you. Insurance plans can not just be cancelled and re-applied for. 

A local health insurance agent provides a valuable service and can help you get a suitable plan in place that meets all your needs for the best price in your state.

Call Jeanine Today!

by Jeanine Kinzie 
Aug 6th

5 Simple Tips to Help You Create a Stress Free Life

By Veronica Drake
Tick Toc, Tick Toc time’s wasting. Hurry up and I don’t have the time are the slogans of the day.  No matter how hard we try we cannot escape the ticking of the clock of life.  Harried and stressed are two descriptor words for just about anyone with a pulse in 2013.

The physiological reaction to stress is known as our flight or fight response and is hardwired into all of us to protect us.  While we aren’t running from dinosaurs, hiding from caveman and club, or pioneering the wild west  we are facing more stress than ever in this concrete jungle in which we live our lives.

It’s all we can do not to have panic attacks when we open our checkbooks, try to build our mailing lists, keep up with changing trends in technology, figure out the how-to’s of business building, or RUN OUR BUSINESSES in general.  Suffice to say the stress factor in all aspects of life has never been more prevalent.  These are the types of stress that impact our bodies every single day.

When you perceive a threat (which equals stress)— such as an unexpected stranger bumping into you when you turn the corner  a part of your brain sets off an alarm system in your body. Your system prompts your adrenal glands, to release a surge of hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol.  With your adrenaline up it increases your heart rate, elevates your blood pressure and boosts energy supplies. Cortisol, the primary stress hormone, increases sugars (glucose) in the bloodstream, enhances your brain’s use of glucose and increases the availability of substances that repair tissues.  www.mayoclinic.com/health/stress/SR00001

When we worry about deadlines, money, job security, relationships, etc. this also triggers the same effect to our bodies. Living with constant stress can manifest in the body in many ways some of which may include: [tweet this]

  • depression
  • diabetes
  • hair loss
  • heart disease
  • obesity
  • obsessive-compulsive or anxiety disorder
  • sexual dysfunction

http://stress.about.com/od/stresshealth/a/stresshealth.htm

Whew, sounds ominous huh?  Well, luckily I am now going to tell you a secret.  You have all it takes to deal with stress and it doesn’t come in a pill, you can’t buy it on an infomercial, it’s not sold anywhere, and it’s free.  Just as Dorothy realized the only place the answer ever was for her was within her you too will soon begin to realize, if you chose to, that your answers for a stress-less life are in YOU.

Here are a few ideas to begin to live a stress-LESS life TODAY. [tweet this]

 

Embrace the outdoors

Nature is therapeutic. It connects us to the simple gifts that we all too often overlook, as well as to Spirit. If you are feeling stressed and frustrated, imagine taking a walk through the woods. Envision a flowing brook. Capture the smell of wildflowers and honeysuckle in your mind. [tweet this] Feel the warmth of the sun on your face. Use all of your senses in your visions. Consider creating the simplest of gardens. The experience can release the stress accumulated in your head, neck and shoulders after a long day.

 

LOL (Laugh out loud)

Are you too busy to laugh and too serious to smile? Laughing releases a mountain of tension. It’s a quick way to feel happy.  When you let go and laugh, it’s infectious. Everyone around you feels it. A good belly laugh makes your belly muscles contract. It causes a chain reaction that works out the shoulders, and leaves muscles more relaxed afterward. It even provides a good workout for the heart.

 

Be silent

Start a practice of sitting with your Higher Power and asking for a quiet mind.  Start your day off with a ritual of reflection and praise. At the office, shut your door for 10 minutes, close your eyes and simply be still. [tweet this] It will be hard at first, but after a few days, you will find yourself feeling calmer and happier than you have felt in a long time. Take time to recharge during your day!

 

Experience Gratitude

Appreciate all the simple things in your life: the sunshine, the sky, the shoes on your feet and the heart beating in your chest.  Being grateful creates an energy that flows through your body and shines through your eyes. It’s what makes happy happen.  Create a gratitude calendar that is full of simple reason you’re grateful.

 

Create a simplicity statement [tweet this]

Write down your own personal declaration of what a simple life means to you. For you it may mean spending quality time with people you love, and doing the things you love. It could mean getting rid of the clutter so you are left with only what really matters to you.

XO

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