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A life of guaranteed good fortune or invulnerability, by virtue of a charm or spell (Phrase Finder) http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/189900.html  The term “A Charmed Life” originates all the way back to Shakespeare’s Macbeth, 1605.

MACBETH

  Thou losest labour:
    As easy mayst thou the intrenchant air
With thy keen sword impress as make me bleed:
Let fall thy blade on vulnerable crests;
I bear a charmed life, which must not yield,
To one of woman born.

Shakespeare,W. (1605) Macbeth

Shakespeare used this phrase in Macbeth (5:8): “Let fall thy blade on vulnerable crests, I bear a charmed life, which must not yield to one of woman born.” In later years, the term was extended to anyone who narrowly escaped from danger or was similarly lucky. Retrieved from: A Charmed Life,  http://www.joe-ks.com/phrases/phrasesC.htm Phrases, Clichés, Expressions & Sayings.

How to know if you’re leading a charmed life, the characteristics of a charmed existence are as follows:

  • You bounce back quickly after a long bout with adversity
  • Not only do you have enough to eat but your meals are always satisfying, tasty and sumptuous
  • You are blessed with children and they respect and admire you as a person, not just as their parent
  • You forget all your cares when you dance and listen to upbeat music
  • You frequently sing or whistle a happy tune without even being aware that you are doing so
  • Your coworkers laugh at your jokes because they really do find them amusing
  • You enjoy the time you spend alone with yourself
  • You like the look of your home and frequently share it with friends whose company you cherish
  • You know you are fortunate to have transportation that you can depend upon and that offers you an opportunity to experience a sense of personal freedom
  • You have a rich and full spiritual life
  • You have hope when situations turn bleak and threatening
  • You have an appreciation for things that are aesthetic
  • You are a creative force in your own life and in the lives of others who recognize your gift to innovate
  • You play a musical instrument
  • You speak more than one language
  • You watch or engage in a sport that brings to you regular pleasure
  • You have people in your life that are kind and generous and treat you well
  • You wake up with energy and enthusiasm every day
  • You are a person who knows how to forgive and frequently does so
  • You have a natural inclination toward playfulness and lightheartedness
  • You excel at the majority of projects that you take on
  • You have a curious spirit and are always interested in the discovery of new facts and concepts and you integrate them into your life on a consistent basis
  • You have a healthy view of how you should look and feel at your age and are grateful for your attractiveness and wellness
  • You’re not a person who stays in a bad mood for an indefinite period of time, you know yourself and what you need to get out of a funk
  • Your colleagues think of you as an intelligent and industrious professional and often share their high opinions of you with others who are less observing of your attributes
  • You are loved dearly by a pet or two or more
  • When you are called upon to maintain self-control you have little problem acquiescing
  • Modesty is one of your strongest traits
  • People warm up to you right away and your never at a loss for friends or acquaintances
  • You are a practical person who has the where-if-all to handle whatever life hands out to you and the wisdom to make the best of your circumstances

When all is said and done,  a charmed life is nothing more or less than a life that is built around the practices and principles we wholeheartedly, believe in!

 

Give this Lady a Listen and Just Relax

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEH7jyt1eoo

More on this Topic –

Background information on the song – “He’s Got the Whole Word in His Hands”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/He’s_Got_the_Whole_World_in_His_Hands

Maria Callas – Operatic Performance of Lady Macbeth

https://aesthetichealingmindset.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post-new.php

Interesting Blog on the origin of “Charmed Life”

http://seewhatallthefussisabout.blogspot.com/2011/03/pic-of-boat-i-sailed-on-this-winter.html

Author Kay Fay – Meanderings of an Aged Mind, a teacher who made her life charmed with the transference of her skills

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TraI1XVnqA&feature=related

A Tribute to His Teacher – a must see…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evliBiu1BUo&NR=1

How to Live A Charmed Life

http://www.bukisa.com/articles/356620_how-to-live-a-charmed-lifeA

Charmed Life – Lovely song by composer  Joy Williams

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irE_sgXnioM

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Clarification of the factors leading to “Makeup Artistry Intelligence

  • Entering into domain of more complex aesthetic concepts
  • Preponderance of problematic obstructions to aesthetic enhancements
  • Plentitude of cosmetic artistry knowledge
  • Social propensity –  emotional challenges
  • Warmth and control

Social Considerations of Aesthetic Conversion

Practitioners of Cosmetic Science

  • Taking profile readings and gauging temperature of client
  • Providing pathways for the attainment of personal enhancement / beauty personification in the physical realm
  • Assistance in bridging new states of identity – discovery and reflection
  • Strong sense of involvement
  • Hyper-sensitivity to unseen phenomena
  • Evaluation of subject’s expectations
  • Mindfulness of makeup subject’s concerns
  • Harsh scrutiny and submission

 Awareness of subject’s emotional stages and dynamics involved when moving toward greater self-acceptance

  • Adaptation to invisible forces of resistance involved in aesthetic transformation
  • Consideration of client’s self-appraisal of cosmetic enhancement
  • Helpful persuasion and positive reinforcement
  • Outgrowth observed
  • Triumph of treatment
  • Admiration of facial façade
  • Ultimate value attainment

Technical Approaches and Solutions Analyzed

  • Effect of different colors
  • Textures and tones
  • Technical precision – control over implements and cosmetic aids
  • Understanding of facial plane
  • Bringing order to disorder of facial features
  • Taking counter measures to neutralize imperfections
  • Attention to straight and right angles
  • Recognizing limitations of makeup artistry until it translates into effective learning exercise
  • Building up of subject’s technical skills through a well thought-out sequence of competencies
  • Assurance of transference of cosmetic talents and technical expertise

Treatment Complete

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All the things listed below are an invitation to see life differently.

  • Following the connection of interrelated elements in our lives
  • Being aware of underlying meanings
  • Opening ourselves up to what is aesthetic
  • Fully participating in the human experience
  • Moving away from affectlessness
  • Withdrawing from depersonalization
  • Deserting our feelingless existence
  • Experiencing luxury without expense
  • Avoiding the emptiness of despair
  • Getting into the rhythm of stimulus   
  • Taking the opposite point of view
  • Observing female patterns and male tendencies
  • Being in a tribe or taking part in the rat race
  • Rightly applying ourselves to the concerns of the left
  • Longing for and reaching out
  • Embracing tension and then releasing it
  • Asking an absurd question without expecting an answer
  • Gaining and giving insights into love
  • Impelling ourselves to seek higher forms of the truth
  • Narrowing the gap between becoming and being
  • Containing spirit but conceiving soulfulness
  • Transmuting power from inside to outside
  • Falling in love with hesitation
  • Proclaiming assuredness in place of self-consciousness
  • Advancing daily toward Nirvana
  • Tossing off ready-at-hand explanations
  • Hurling ourselves into a new state of consciousness
  • Creating elements of joy and laughter in our everyday endeavors
  • Setting our fantasies in motion
  • Rallying for our own independence
  • Appealing to the more assertive aspects of our nature
  • Nurturing our broadmindedness
  • Trying harder to see reality
  • Deciding what is of crucial importance to us
  • Recognizing that freedom is only an illusion
  • Participating in the world
  • Separating intentionality from purpose
  • Living out our problems
  • Becoming more conscious of our culture
  • Encountering both sides of self
  • Refreshing our identity
  • Giving ourselves a new name

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The Encarta Dictionary describes the word transcendence as going beyond a thought or a belief, a quality or an achievement.  To transcend our existence we must do so with the totality of our mind, and with every ounce of our will, with an inner resolve that our being will be transformed by our slow evolving awareness of our spiritual presence in this world.      

Transcendence involves a rewriting of our life scripts as we perceived them prior to our transformation.  It requires a mission mentality, the caring and nurturing of our spirit so we can reach out to others in a way that is more responsive to them and less reactionary. 

The struggle comes from the unfamiliar approaches that we must integrate to offset our natural inclinations toward the elements that make up our existence.  Despite the gaps in our knowledge, slowly over a prolonged period of time, we become individuals who are highly-refined in the trials and tribulations of transcendence.

Simplification is the platform from which transcendence is preliminarily launched.  All one’s views must be scaled down for greater personal reflection.  One cannot change if this step is omitted because it is this unknowingness of self that brings about the urge to make the journey to begin with. As is the case with any conversion the starting point must be made clear by ridding ourselves of our “blind spots.”  Greater clarity requires concision to avoid the possibility of confusion.

Transcendence involves one’s contributions and their impact on his or her community using one’s blessed gifts and acquired talents as a form of much needed intervention.  Aiding society in areas that are less apparent to others insists on a spiritual awakening to fill the voids in one’s environment.   Most importantly, offering to do one’s part as an independent provider or as a member of an effective collective consciousness.

More Information on This and Related Topics –

Change Your Thoughts and Change your Life

http://whatworksllc.wordpress.com/about/learn-more-video/

Blind Spots – What to Do when we know that we don’t know

http://whatworksllc.wordpress.com/about/learn-more-video/

Transcendence Theatre

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLaNdjVbk5c

More Information on Gertrude Pearlman Theatre

http://www.computerangelz.com/forum/index.php?topic=21.0

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What is it that makes the French so interesting?  I think it is:

  • Their history
  • Confidence
  • Intellect
  • Stories
  • Sensuality
  • Language
  • Architecture
  • Gardens
  • Sense of style
  • Way with words
  • Cuisine
  • Wines

Creative “French Thinking is anything pertaining to, but not limited to any one or more of the following items listed below:

  • Seduction of taste
  • Anything aesthetically pleasing to the eye
  • Artist’s society
  • Unique cultural elements and perspectives
  • Intrigue and mystery
  • Elegance and refinement combined with whimsy
  • Luxurious surroundings
  • Eclectic touches
  • Improvisation
  • Enlightenment
  • Vision
  • Inspiration
  • Romantic persuasion
  • Passionate thoughts worth recalling
  • Delight and personal satisfaction
  • Poetry
  • Racy novels
  • Expressive music
  • Humor and folly

Famous Three-star French Chefs –

  • Alain Ducasse 
  • Eric Ripert

Creative French Images –

  • Eiffel Tower
  • Mansard Roofs
  • French Country furnishings
  • Palace of Versailles
  • Tuleries Gardens

Celebrated French Authors –

  • Victor Hugo
  • Antoine de Saint-Exupery  (author of the “Little Prince”)

French Painters

  • Claude Monet
  • Van Gough
  • Renoir

A List of the Famous French who used their creativity in a productive and impressive way:

http://daytranslations.com/Famous_french_people.aspx

Charles Aznavour Mez emmerdes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCP3QioXLHU&feature=autoplay&list=MLGxdCwVVULXdFfYfjdvMaQTbhKRV3Ih68&index=28&playnext=2

Guillaume Apollinaire, Calligram message from a French Poet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3b79_PJiC5A

Coco Channel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3uoMKlSqS4&feature=related

Brigitte Bardot – Film Star

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mYN_YPNSw0&feature=related

Brigitte Bardot Makeup Tutorial

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1LrkBDUOA4&NR=1&feature=fvwp

French Photographer Willy Ronis  – Master of human interest photography

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEajpQHOvNU

A Tribute to Louis Malle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBNvQe4vIYw&NR=1&feature=fvwp

Louis Malle Film Maker discusses his process

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUPYOfzFW-4&feature=related

A Tribute to Vincent Van Gough

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XemweIAvi8Q

Ananis Nin and Henry Miller

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6ckT2YNSio&feature=related

Images of French Design

http://www.google.com/search?q=French+Interior+Design&hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&prmd=ivns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=UtW0TfmIA4SDtgfX_unpDg&ved=0CCwQsAQ&biw=1151&bih=554

Rodin Sculpture

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCYjSYfH5zI&feature=related

Camille Claudel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLtz1hTTNy0&feature=related

Clip from the Movie Camille Claudel – Isabelle Adjani

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yT-oSkrrh0&feature=related

French Guy Makes Music -D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm4E9o67Y-o

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Everyone has an opinion about what makes a great teacher but few people focus on what makes a student a brilliant pupil.  What follows are some reasons why some learners are not just  better than others but are truly, one of a kind learners.   

  • Reverence for education
  • The love of books
  • Appreciation for the art of teaching
  • Intense interest in a subject
  • A curious spirit

  • A love of learning
  • Dynamic brain function
  • Knowing which questions to ask and when to ask them
  • Being an astute listener

  • Open mindedness
  • Rationality of mind
  • Having the ability to make relevant calculations
  • Respect for one’s instructor

  • A good test taker
  • Patience with self
  • A good imagination
  • Confidence in one’s abilities to absorb new information

  • A good memory for facts and details
  • A love for words and a careful use of them
  • Musical intelligence
  • An awareness of the significance of science and a keen interest in it
  • Fascination with mathematics  

  • Admiration for workings of the human brain
  • An aptitude for problem solving
  • A good understanding of the relationship between things
  • A recognition of patterns
  • A feel for systems
  • Regular exposure to the intellectually gifted

  • Emotional stability
  • The ability to concentrate
  • Willingness to work hard
  • Common sense principles
  • Self-control
  • Participation
  • The right outlook toward learning
  • The ability to stimulate one’s own interest at will

  • An appreciate for the human language
  • Flexibility
  • The ability to analyze and reanalyse
  • Feeling
  • One’s commitment to study

  • Determination to master a subject
  • An ability to maintain focus for long periods of time
  • Humility
  • The ability to schedule coursework and carry out goals

More Information on the Subject :

Heres How You Can Reclaim Your Brain

http://www.lumosity.com/landing_pages/42

What will Make you an Excellent Student!

http://www.wikihow.com/Become-an-Excellent-Student

What Makes a Student a Great Student?

http://blog.lib.umn.edu/ratli008/1101/009177.html

Historical Theories of Learning from a Neuroscience Perspective

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YybEqTjkk_Y&feature=related

Memory Processing – both working and Long-term Declaritive Memories

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GR1KfTJ-I4&feature=related

12 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Students

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXNfVs1pPQc&feature=related

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Living life and Loving it by embracing all that means the world to us. Nothing can compare to the things that matter most to us!

  • Ability to be alone with ourselves and our thoughts
  • Accomplishments that involve projects that we have completed
  • Actions intended to assist others and to help those in need to solve their own problems
  • Advantages in our careers that we recognize as great opportunities

  • Advice from those we can trust
  • Affection from those we love
  • Affluence in the things that matter most to us

  • Aid from those we permit to care for us
  • Allowances for our faults and the errors of others
  • Amazement at the things in our lives that are hard or impossible to understand
  • Amusement  and an appreciation for the ironies in life

  • Answers to questions we have the courage to ask
  • Appearance that suits our expectations
  • A healthy appetite for life

  • Appreciation from those we admire
  • Artistic flair and a strong appreciation for all that is aesthetic
  • Assertiveness when necessary
  • Assets that make us feel rich even if they appear worthless to others

  • Assurance of one’s capabilities to survive even the worst of conditions
  • Attitude that lends itself to social and professional agility
  • Awe for the wonders of the world

THINGS THAT MAKE US FEEL ALIVE

  • Fresh air
  • People watching
  • A walk on the beach

  • Café Olay
  • Croissants
  • The sound of rain

  • Window shopping in Paris
  • Riding the rapids
  • Ice cubes
  • Homemade ice-cream

  • Roller skating
  • Shaving
  • A massage
  • A walk in the park on the first day of Spring

  • A ride in a gondola in Italy
  • A good meal with a friend
  • A cup of hot piping coffee first thing in the morning

  • Coming home to a pet
  • Taking a look at a family album
  • Conversations with intelligent and curious children
  • Riding in a horse and buggy

  • Eating a regional delicacy
  • Listening to a favorite musical recording artist
  • Reading romantic poetry to a lover
  • Waking from an afternoon nap

  • Attending a play in NYC
  • Walking through a forest of redwood trees in Northern California
  • Taking a moment to recognize all that matters most

  • Belly laughter
  • Family heirlooms
  • A serving of homemade chicken soup when bedridden with the flu
  • A day trip to the Cape

  • A cookout on a camping trip
  • The first days of the autumn season
  • A letter from home
  • The anticipation of the arrival of a long-awaited guest

  • The first light of dawn after a night of stormy weather
  • Passing a grueling test
  • Feeling happy and perfectly content

  • Knowing you are in a place where you need to be to be of the most service
  • Make someone happy and you will be happy 2

More of The Same – exploring the extraordinary

Song – Make Someone Happy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izrHbretmzs

Video – When plain will never be the Same –

http://www.youtube.com/user/FAGEUSA?v=cSo3HbkmiQU&feature=pyv&ad=10392162699&kw=greek%20god

How to Write Your Own Poems

http://quizilla.teennick.com/poems/8258458/what-matters-most

Do You Wanna Dance?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKPSgv-1tYY&feature=related

John Denver’s – Take Me Home, Country Roads

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1qzzLvEUV8&feature=related

Van Morrison’s Into the Mystic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVAnlke_xUY

Dancing in the Moonlight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5JqPxmYhlo

Sweet City Woman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IRjl3SWC2U

Run for the Roses – Dan Fogelberg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdDwm3QIwfg

Mr. Clown by Splendid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3VgnL5B-7Y

Rainbow in the Sky

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ixcaita_fyc

Summertime w/ Ella Fitzgerald

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIDOEsQL7lA

How to Make Ice Cream

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dd2qttHjWf4&feature=related

Canon Rock Violin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XW15pZpmO3M

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