Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Seven Habits of Highly Dramatic People

The Seven Habits of Highly Dramatic People

The following how-to article is by Scott Kalechstein, Beyond 50's Self-Helpless Guru. He's a transformational life coach who can keep you in your self-imposed misery. He teaches that whatever calamity you can conceive, you can achieve!

Here are seven habits to develop that will help you go deeper into your practice and guarantee a daily overdose of adrenaline:

  1. Harness the Power of Negative Thinking - As your drama coach, I want to inspire you to master "The Secret" by focusing all of your attention on the most negative outcomes all the time. When this discipline has been achieved, you can relax into the certainty that you will always find something to freak out about in any situation, and fear will never abandon you again.
  2. Be Busy Till You're Dizzy - Being too busy to still your mind and take good care of your body is essential on the path to drama-realization. Always make sure that your life and your mind are filled with clutter and free of those annoying empty spaces between your thoughts that can disturb your absence of peace.
  3. Have a Swinging Good Time - "Swinger" is used here to refer to drama majors when they are found swinging like a pendulum from one extreme to another. To be a swinger, all you need to do is stuff your feelings till you can't hold them in any longer, and then explode without restraint, especially the ones you care most about. As a practice, try being 100% nice and sweet and stretch yourself to accommodate someone as much and as long as you can.
  4. Leave Your Inner Child Alone Without Parental Guidance - When the child inside the adult gets scared, some really juicy drama can happen, but only if we withhold our compassion, re-assurance, and loving boundaries.
  5. Set Huge Goals, Maintain Unrealistic Expectations - Taking big leaps and falling flat on your face is paramount for maintaining healthy low self-esteem, which is the foundation of all good drama. Go for the mountaintop and don't look down at your feet on your way.
  6. Judge Your Judgments - Tell yourself that you should know better than to shame and blame yourself. Heap truckloads of guilt on yourself for stooping so low to the curb of self-criticism, yet again. This will make you quite an energetic downer that can't help but suck energy from those around you. You'll be the lifelessness of the party!
  7. Get Grounded in the 3 B's...Blame, Blame, Blame - Blaming yourself has already been covered. But don't rest there. Blame everyone else too. Blame first, ask questions and take responsibility later, if at all. Self-responsibility can lead to issues finding solutions, which flushes good drama right down the drain.

Some Affirmations to Use:

Life is against me and I am doomed.

I no longer have to create drama. Drama happens effortlessly and naturally, all around me.

For more from Scott Kalechstein, visit www.scottsongs.com.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Treating Andropause (Male Menopause)/Develop Inner Peace

Treating Andropause (Male Menopause)
Friday, February 29
12 - 1 p.m. (PST)/3 - 4 p.m. (EST)
A Live & Online Broadcast

For Beyond 50's talks on "Natural Healing," we'll have Dr. Kathryn Retzler talk about the effective, bio-identical hormonal treatment of Andropause (male menopause). If you're a "couch potato" with excess weight, lacking in enthusiasm, focus and virility, this talk is for you.*

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*Subject to change. To join in the conversation during the live broadcast, call (724) 444-7444. When asked for the Talk Shoe ID, dial 59781#, and for the last code, press 1#. If you happen to miss any of the interviews, it is available through our archives.

Beyond 50 on Treating Andropause (Male Menopause)

Beyond 50 is very fortunate to have two medical colleagues, Drs. Kathryn Retzler (in photo above) and Rebecca Glaser who are both nationally renown for their expertise in treating hormone dysfunction with bio-identical hormones. There's very little public awareness about Andropause (male menopause), so it was a good first topic as part of their series of talks on the program.

Because we advocate self-education about your health to share with your medical practitioner, we highly recommend that you visit Dr. Glaser's website that has volumes of data on hormone treatment studies. Some of it goes as far back as the early 1930's.

To access the valuable information, go to www.hormonebalance.org and log in with the username: data and password: data.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Getting Him to Talk/Black History on Black Jacks (Pirates)

Getting Him to Talk/Black History on Black Jacks (Pirates)
Friday, February 22
12 - 1 p.m. (PST)
A Live & Online Broadcast

For Beyond 50's talks on "Dating & Marriage," we'll have Martin O'Connor calling in from New Zealand. He will explain a new way to get men talking about stuff that matters, based on a book he co-wrote called "Everything That He Hasn't Told You Yet." And in celebration of Black History Month, we'll have local historian Ron Weber discussing about the little known Black Jacks (Pirates) of the Caribbean and other seas.*

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*Subject to change. To join in the conversation during the live broadcast, call (724) 444-7444. When asked for the Talk Shoe ID, dial 59781#, and for the last code, press 1#. If you happen to miss any of the interviews, it is available through our archives.

How to Get Your Man to Talk

Beyond 50 found the following scenario presented by Martin O'Connor from his book "Everything He Hasn't Told You Yet" very revealing. It's entitled "Two Frogs" about how to tell about your man's attitudes toward relationships. Prepare to be surprised.

Ask HimThis: "What do you see when you look at animals? I'm going to ask you to give names to some animals, and I want you to answer as quickly as possible."
  • There are two frogs on a lily pad. Their names are...
  • There are two pigs in a pen. Their names are...
  • There are two dolphins in the sea. Their names are...
  • There are two eagles in the sky. Their names are...
  • There are two beetles on a leaf. Their names are...
  • There are two penguins on the ice. Their names are...

What Did He Tell You?

Co-authors Martin O'Connor and Burton Silver found that a man's answers to these questions are a fair guide to whether he wants to be in a relationship or not.* If he gives a male and a female name to each pair of animals, then he sees a world of couples and will feel most comfortable conforming to that. If on the other hand, he gives a male name to each animal, it indicated he's more likely to be into spending time with buddies. (Although some people have asked them whether it's a sign that he's gay!) If he gives a female names to each animal, then it suggests that he doesn't feel a part of the female world. He may feel alienated from women and see them as dominant.

*There is evidence to suggest that people attribute male or female qualities to certain animals. If this is the case with your man, then the results could well be inconclusive.

For more scenarios and about the book, go to www.everythinghehasnttoldyouyet.com.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Exercise of the Week: Create, Experience & Enjoy Feeling Rich

Create Experience & Enjoy Feeling Rich

The following exercise is based on the book "How to Be Wildly Wealthy Fast" by Sandy Forster.

How to Do the Exercise:
Whether it's free or something you have to buy - try and do at least one thing on a daily or weekly basis that makes you feel rich. Make sure you consistently do something that you just know rich people do, but do not go into debt to practice this one; make sure you spend only what you have in cash and is easily affordable.

Make a list of 20 things that make your feel rich. Make sure you do at least one of these things each week.

Some Suggestions: Have a massage, buy fresh flowers every week, go to a day spa, hire a Porsche (or your favorite car) for the day, go to a restaurant and don't even look at the prices, have someone come in to clean your house, take your best friends to lunch, buy a special food you usually go without, go to the theatre, visit the opera, have a manicure and pedicure.

How to Feel Rich for Free:
Pick a bunch of flowers, take a picnic to the beach at sunset, go for a drive in an expensive estate and imagine which house you own, go window shopping where "rich people shop" as if you have a million dollars in your bank account. Choose what you buy later when the money really appears. Visit an art gallery, go to a wine tasting, listen to Mozart (it's proven to make you feel rich), luxuriate in a bubble bath by candlelight, walk through display homes and choose the decor for your own dream house, browse online through magazines and catalogs for pictures to put on your Vision Board!

*To get a copy of "How to Be Wildly Wealthy Fast," visit www.becomewildlywealthy.com.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Lawyers Are Liars! The Truth About Asset Protection

Lawyers Are Liars! The Truth About Asset Protection
Friday, February 15
12 - 1 p.m. (PST)/3 - 4 p.m. (EST)
A Live & Online Broadcast

For Beyond 50's "Legal" talks, we have our expert Mark Kohler, a renowned attorney and CPA who wrote "Lawyers Are Liars: The Truth About Protecting Our Assets." He'll expose the frauds and cheats who sell you asset protection structures. Find out the truth about tax, estate and asset protection strategies.*

To Hear the Live Broadcast, Click on This: Talkshoe

*Subject to change. To join in the conversation during the live broadcast, call (724) 444-7444. When asked for the Talk Shoe ID, dial 59781#, and for the last code, press 1#. If you happen to miss any of the interviews, it is available through our archives.

Protect Your Assets the O.J. Simpson Way

Beyond 50 learned from Attorney Mark Kohler about how O.J. Simpson got away again through the legal system. The famous athlete is considered one of the most famous "debtors" in America. Here's how he protected his assets:

In 1969, O.J. went to work for the NFL's Buffalo Bills team and received an interesting benefit in his compensation plan: A Defined Benefit Retirement Plan. The plan meant that upon retirement from the NFL, he would be paid approximately $25,000 per month for the rest of his life in the form of a pension.

Twenty five years later, he was charged with committing double murder. The families of Brown and Goldman obtained a judgment against him in the amount of $33.5 million. In the final civil judgment on appeal, Simpson's retirement plan was reported by the Court to be valued at $4.1 million and untouchable by the plaintiffs in the case. Under Federal law, Simpson's type of retirement plan is untouchable by creditor's claims. Moreover, Simpson moved to Florida in 1999 and purchased a home in order to avail himself of Florida's unlimited homestead exemption, wherein creditors cannot touch an individual's home or its equity.

By simply relying on various federal and state exemptions, Simpson has found amazing benefits for his asset protection plan.

Here is an exemptions list by Attorney Mark Kohler:
  • Homestead Exemptions
  • Retirement Plans
  • Annuities
  • Income Exemptions
  • Life Insurance
To learn more, listen to Mark's interviews on Beyond 50 and visit his website at www.markjkohler.com.

America's First Black President

In recognition of Black History Month, Beyond 50 has learned from a local historian that America has had several presidents of black ancestry. Considered "The Missing President," John Hanson was the first. He was voted by the Continental Congress in 1781 (before George Washington served) to be the third to lead the country as President of the United States in Congress Assembled. George Washington was actually the 8th president.

Hanson was a mix of Swedish and black (Moor) descent. After his one year stint as president, four others followed Hanson in the office. As president, he was granted governing powers as defined by the Articles of Confederation. Hanson was credited for approving the Great Seal of the United States and leading the fight to guarantee the statehood of the western territories beyond the Appalachian Mountains that had been controlled by some of the original thirteen colonies. One of the documents signed by the black president was to create the 13 colonies and another was to boycott British ships importing their goods.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Dating & Romance After 50/Advances in Brain Healing

Dating & Romance After 50/Advances in Brain Healing
Friday, February 8
12 - 1 p.m. (PST)/3 - 4 p.m. (EST)
A Live, Online Broadcast

If you're a woman looking for love and romance after 50, then listen to Katherine Chaddock, the author of "Flings, Frolics and Forever Afters." She gives great insight about all kinds of male companionship - whether to befriend, bed or wed. Afterwards, Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, a world renown healer from Germany, will talk about healing the brain on many levels in a holistic way and the alternative methods he uses for Beyond 50's talks on "Natural Healing."*

To hear the live broadcast, click on this link: Talkshoe

*To join in the conversation during the live broadcast, call (724) 444-7444. When asked for the Talk Shoe ID, dial 59781#, and for the last code, press 1#. If you happen to miss any of the interviews, it is available through our archives.

Beyond 50 on Dating & Romance After 50

Statistically, there are more than ten million single American women who are beyond 50, and only seven million unattached men in that age group. We loved learning from Katherine Chaddock about the seven types of men out of this seven million. There are thousands of each:
  • The Bubble Boy: If he appears insensitive, it's only because he has no real feelings. Don't even bother trying to get through to him.
  • The Desperado: He's so needy you need a backhoe to fill his every desire.
  • The Lone Ranger: Alone but not lonely, he's a cowboy at heart who will ride off into the sunset without you every time.
  • The Freeloader: He lights at the locale of his best return on investment. You invest time and energy, but he expends little emotional capital.
  • The Terminal Case: It might be about his never-ending grieving or his waning physical health. In any case, don't be his nurse with a purse.
  • The No-Brainer: He seemed like a ten at first, but that was the age at which he stopped maturing.

Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt on the 5 Levels of Brain Healing

Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt from Germany was introduced to Beyond 50 through an associate of BioPure. He is world renown for effectively treating children with Autism and adults with degenerative brain disorders. When we learned from him that 1 in 40 children are born with Autism, that got our attention immediately. It use to be about 1 in 30,000 about a decade ago. He wants to raise more awareness about this phenomena and offer his innovative therapies before we have more generations of children who are not brain healthy.

Here is Dr. Klinghardt's listing of major contributors of brain dysfunction on 5 levels:

Physical Level: brain affected by toxins, infections and poor nutrition.
Energy Body Level: EMF (electomagnetic frequecies that can be toxic) from cell phones, cordless phones, laptops, batteries from eco-friendly cars, and other sources.
Mental Body: Under use of the brain, toxic information input, childhood trauma, unresolved conflicts.
Intuitive Body: Transgernational trauma in the family or ancestry.
Spirit Body: Disconnection with the Divine.

Beyond 50 also found this observation by him interesting: stress overall is overrated, but infections on the body is more important.

For more about Dr. Friedrich Klinghardt, visit www.neuraltherapy.com.

Kindred Spirits Around the Table

Set a Friendship - Flavored Table

Beyond 50 would like to share an excerpt from Deborah Kesten's book, "The Enlightened Diet" that stood out for us. She wrote about an ancient Roman tradition that's worth continuing at your next gathering. This is an excellent example of how to avoid Solo Dining, a bad habit that encourages weight gain.

Eat Together as the Romans Do:
"In ancient Rome, after a three-course meal, the host of the evening would ask guests to choose a magister bibendi, a toastmaster who was responsible for each person's alcohol consumption; this honored person would also select speakers for the evening and decide on topics for convivial conversation.

When hosting a meal, ask one special guest to orchestrate the evening by creating a pleasurable atmosphere that ensures everyone present is honored and enjoys the occasion. An easy way for the evening's magister bibendi to accomplish this is to invite each guest to toast people, the food, or the event, perhaps every fifteen minutes or so, starting with the first course, then continuing through the main course and dessert. In this way, through the modern creative express of an ancient (Roman) tradition that embodies the best of friendship and shared spirit."

Beyond 50 encourages you to share your ideas for creating a memorable meal gathering that flavors the food with our heart and souls.