Piano (Wo)man!

Today was my first piano lesson EVER!
I am taking lessons through The Piano Preparatory School in Beavercreek, Ohio!
My instructor's name is Hanna Rinehart and she is wonderful!
We had our first duet today and I was overcome with emotion in that moment... I felt like crying... 
I thought to myself, "I'm doing it! I'm really doing it!"
More to come on my piano adventure!
Here is Hanna's bio:
Hannah received a Bachelor of Music degree in Keyboard Pedagogy from Cedarville University.  During her time at Cedarville, she performed three recitals, was a member of The Piano Ensemble, accompanied for The Concert Chorale for three years, and collaborated with instrumentalists and vocalists on numerous occasions. In 2015 and 2016, Hannah received The Love Pedagogy Scholarship in Music from Cedarville. She also won the University’s Concerto Competition in 2016 and performed a double piano concerto with the university’s orchestra in…

Recognize the Immense Good

"The more you recognize the immense good within you, the more you magnetize immense good around you." 
- Alan Cohen

The Magic of 18 Finishes

Great morning everyone, Laura here!
Gerald asked me to share some things on the call this morning and I wanted to discuss “The Magic of 18 Finishes.”
So what does that mean?
It refers to a specific situation that I was in a few months ago and I’ll share that in just a little bit.
As many of you know, I am currently training for my very first IRONMAN triathlon with the ultimate goal of qualifying for the World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii in October of 2019—the year I turn 40.
An IRONMAN triathlon is an event that encompasses 3 disciplines… swimming, biking, and running… the event itself is a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike, and a 26.2 mile run… also known as a marathon.
I did not anticipate that this endeavor would be an easy one.
I’ve always considered myself to be athletic but I knew I wanted to give myself a challenge as I approached my 40th birthday… something to get me in shape, something to commit to, and something I would have to work hard and push myself to achieve.


“Find your voice then listen to it. Even when it shakes. Especially then.”
- Curly Girl Design


"Imagination is the eye of the soul."
- Joseph Joubert


"A belief is only a thought that you keep thinking and it is only the beliefs that you hold that keep you from the things that you want.
A belief is only a thought that you keep thinking and the only thing that keeps you from who you really are and what you really want is a belief which is only a thought you keep thinking."

"Take your power back by remembering that a belief is only a thought that you keep thinking."

"Think the thoughts that match what you want until you believe them. And when you think the thoughts that match what you want until you believe them, universal forces will give you the proof of your belief."

"Keep thinking the thought until you believe it and when you believe it, it is."

"This is the perfect environment for a creator to create and you knew it when you came."

Abraham excerpts from the CD that came with the book The Vortex.

IRONMAN Journey - Swim Success

There are certain things I want to remember... things that made me laugh along my IRONMAN journey.
This is one of them. 
Friday, 20 August 2018... text sent to friends and family... 
So, I swam 5,000 yards this morning... 
3,000 of it was non-stop.  
Before I started, Coach asked me how many laps was 3,000 yards... and I said, "60!"  
And he said, "Very good!" 
And I said, "I'm going to do 20, 20, 20." 
And he said, "Whatever." :) 
Anyway, I swam 3,000 in the same time it took me to swim 2,500 two weeks ago... 56 minutes and some seconds...  
Coach said, "You must have had a bad day that day you swam 2,500."  
I said, "It was a good day that day." :)  
But he gave me the best compliment when I was all done today, he said I'm ready for my IRONMAN swim! :)
My favorite part is when Coach said, "Whatever." :)