Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

I want to start this blog by wishing my readers a Happy Halloween!

What an exiting day!
This day is an opportunity to share and experiments the joy that kids feel, dressing up and pretending. Even if you do not have your own children, or they are already grown and out of the house, Halloween can be a source of joy, if you let it.

Just like everyday, practicing joy, finding something to feel great about, is your choice. Your choice, in each now is not influenced by what others do, or how others act, but how you choose. And the choice you make right now, will determine your future expirience.

Choose wisely.


During the upcomming holiday time, I will reduce the amount of time, I will write product reviews, and focus more on holiday related themes. Product reviews, pertaining to living a healthy lifestyle, will continiue on a more regular basis, in the beginning of the new year.


News! Starting the first week of November, I will host a weekly show on, called Living Possibilities! I am looking forward to having you meet me there each Wednesday at 7 am Eastern time, or listen at your convienience to the taped sequments that will be available for you to hear! Come join me at for an interactive radio show!

Wishing you a blessed day!

Claudia Blanton
Motivational Coach, Fundraiser
check out the links to my website, and other blogs, to your right!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Follow Your Joy!

"Don't ask yourself, what the world needs, ask youreself what makes you come alive. And then go do that. Because, what the world needs is people, who have come alive."
Howard Thurman


What makes you come alive? What could you do for hours on end, with the time feeling as if it was standing still? Is it writing stories, or painting pictures of what you see surrounding you?

I am not suggesting, that you give up your day job, and do only what gives you bliss, but I suggest that whatever it is that makes you feel good more often. Each day, take a moment to enjoy what you love to do, or at least one aspect of it. Take time to find joy in those activities, then find joy in all your activities.

Productivity will increase, you will draw more toward yourself of what you like. Offer your joy, be grateful for it, and more opportunities for this joy will appear.


As you set your goals, do include the categories of free-time and family time. How would you love to spent your time off? What would you do with your family if all was possible. Remember to ask. Your Source will answer.

Claudia Blanton
Motivational Coach, Fundraiser

Monday, October 29, 2007

6 Reasons to Hire a Life Coach

1. Detailed Goal-Setting
Clear and detailed goal-setting is a very important step in creating the life you want. By focusing on each area of your life, balance will be achieved. A motivational coach can help you focus on each area, that you want to improve.

2. Avoiding mistakes
By utilizing techniques that are available to your coach, avoiding mistakes, and getting out of behavioral patterns will be a easier and faster process.

3. Accountability
A coach will hold you accountable about your process, asking you to report back at her/him, which steps you have taken.

4. Improving Overall Lifestyle
By focusing on all areas, balance is achieved. Your motivational coach will make sure, that all subjects of your life get the attention they deserve.

5. Attracting Positive Relationships
By focusing on improving your wellbeing, and self-confidence, your coach can help you attract the relationships, that are healthy for all parties envolved.

6. Advance More Quickly
Through the specific techniques, that will focus you on your goals, you will advance far quicker, avoiding to have to collect the knowledge needed to improve your life, and being able to lean on the expirience of your coach.

Stop feeling comfortable and get moving!

You know what you want, you have a really nice set of goals in front of you, a vision board on your wall and a new set of ideas in your head.

You asked.
The Universe is answering, and answering, and answering,
asking you to take actions,

and you have excuses, excuses, excuses.

You know the ones.
"I could write another report right now, but I really want to watch that game right now."
"I really like this guy, but I don't want to sound desperate."
"I really need that raise, but what if the boss says no?"

This fear, fear to fail, fear to become uncomfortable, fear to be embarressed has such a hold of you, that staying comfortable is more important then the goals you are trying to achieve.

The suggestion I make here sounds simple, but is effective:
Do it anyway, take the action, despite the fear. Reach and you expand.
Courage is not an action without fear, it is an action dispite the fear.

Do it, or come up with more excuses and stay where you are.
The choice is yours.

Claudia Blanton
Motivational Coach, Fundraiser

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Trust, The Power of Meditation, and Letting Go

As I contemplate the active parts of the process of Co-creation, I have been drawn to some answers, I want to share with you today.

In one of my meditations, trust is a thought that kept repeating in my mind. Trust is a word, that now constantly emerges, in each subject I work on.

Trust, as I learned to understand, goes beyond the trust within a relationship, but a trust toward the Universe, our Creator, or whatever you choose to call your Source.
Trust is what makes the abundance you asked for come alive. It is the knowing, that the laws of this Universe apply, daily, constantly, always, so you mind as well trust them. It has worked for others, it was worked for you before, it will always work, with everything.

Meditation is a doorway to the wisdom, that lies inside of you. Trusting yourself, through the process of meditation, knowing that the answers you are asking for are there. Meditation connects us, with us, with the Source that gives the answers, each and every day. It quiets the outside, and focuses upon what we sometimes do not here.

Letting go, as a part of trust, is what I learned to be powerful. Knowing, that at the right time, the right answers will arive, the right opportunity to embrace the abbundance you envisioned will be there. Letting to of trying to figure it out on your concious own, but being quiet, having fun, being gratefull, and just knowing, trusting, that the answers will be there, when you need them. Letting go of trying to control, how the Universe will respond.

Then as a result, the abundance will grow.

Peace and Love

Claudia Blanton

Friday, October 26, 2007

New Survey

Hi Everyone!

I want to invite you to participate in the new survey to your right.

As the holiday season approaches fast, maintaining a healthy lifestyle might require a little extra planning, and an extra portion of motivation.

Througout the next few weeks, I will post bits of motivation about this subjects.

Check back often!

Featured Foundation of the Week!

This weekm in the light of the fires in California, I will take this time to feature a slightly different foundation.

This weeks foundation is:

The San Diego Humane Society

Providing shelter for animals that have been seperated from their owners, feeding animals stuck in homes and other areas, as well as dealing with the animals that lost their lifes, the San Diego Humane Society has been busy dealing with this Catastrophy of the most recent time.
Funding for their work is only provided through the public.

Idems needed:
Monetary donations
Foster parents for the animals

please contact them at:

5500 Games Street
San Diego CA 92110
(619) - 299 - 7012

Thank you!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Set Your Intentions - Energy Will Follow

Creating an abundant life focuses you upon setting goals. The list of detailed intentions can and should get long. As you are going through the list of what you want to manifest, the question of energy can come up.
How can I achieve all this?
How can I find the time and energy, when until now, I could barely drag myself out of bed each morning?

I am bold to tell you, that energy will follow your actions. Take the action step toward what you want to achieve, take the first step and something magical will happen.
As you do it anyway, setting your sight on your goals, energy will grow, fuiled by the passion you feel about your goal. Energy will follow your intention and continue to grow as you see progress. You are connected toward all the energy you need, all you have to do is set your intention and take the first step.

Peace and Love

Claudia Blanton
Motivational Coach, Fundraiser

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Motivational Quotes

Here are some motivational quotes!


"You will never leave where you are, until you decide, where you want to be!"
Dexter Yagar

"Energy is equal to desire and purpose"
Sheryl Adams

"Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can"

"Life is a field of unlimited possibilities"
Deepak Chopra

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Helping the People Affected By The California Fires!

Today I want to dedicate my blogs to help link my readers to organisations, that help people affected by the California fires. As more info comes in, I will add to this list of links.

1. Father Joe's Village

2. San Diego Humane Society

3. The San Diego Foundation

Thank you for your help!

Claudia Blanton

Monday, October 22, 2007

Five Reasons to Hire a Motivational Coach

Here are five reasons, why hiring a Motivational Coach is a valuable tool, in reaching the potential your life has to offer:

1. To define Your Goals to the greatest detail
Discovering, and defining goals, to the greatest detail, is the first step in co-creating the live of your dreams.

2. To help you work out a plan designed to your individual needs, and goals
Based on your goals, creating a plan how to get there, even a flexible one, gives you a path to follow.

3. To help you stay on track, no matter what
As daily life demands its attention, it is easy to get sidetracked, or set back into old habbits. A motivational coach can keep you on the track, focusing you on your potential.

4. To help you re-gain momentum.
After a setback, your motivational coach, can help you with many tools, to get back into the goal minded journey of co-creation.

5. To give you access to tools, sucessful people and athletes use daily
A motivational coach has acess to powerful tools, that can help you reach the live you always knew you could achieve.

For more information on mootivational coaching,goal setting, motivational tips and for a free newsletter, please visit my webiste at
( direct links are provided)

Peace and Love

Claudia Blanton
Motivational Coach, Fundraiser

Friday, October 19, 2007

Recipe for Banana Bread! Delicious and Healthy!

Hi Everyone!

Eating healthy should be fun, exiting, easy and most importantly good.
Here is a delicious recipe, that sure will be a favorite in your family! It is egg-free!

3 medium ripe bananas
1/4 cup of butter or margarine
1/4 cup of pumpkin puree (you can use apple sauce, but reduce then the amount of liquid slightly)
3 table spoons of milk
1 1/4 cup of unbleached all-purpose flour
1 cup of whole wheat flour
1/2 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of baking powder

Mix all ingredients well, add 1/4 cup of nuts if you desire (or chocolate chips work too). Fill in a square, deep baking dish and back for 40 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

This recipe also works well in bread machine's with a quick bread setting.


Featured Foundation of the Week!

Hi Everyone! It is Friday, which means it is time to Feature a Foundation!

This week I am exited to share this Charity with you!

Canines For Kids!

Canines for Kids provides assistance dogs to children with disabilities, to help them be independent, while providing a valuable companion.

Canines for Kids is asking for:
Monetary Donations
Donations of Vehicles
Donations of Puppies (age and breed restrictions apply, so please check their website for details)

For more information contact the Charity directly at

299 Redemption Rock Trail South
Princeton, MA 015011
Telephone: 978 - 422 - 5299


Thank you!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Affirmations - Have you used them today?

To affirm, means to put power behind a statement. An affirmation is a statement you probably are making to your self constantly, even if negative.
" I can not do this." Or, "I am fat." are affirmations.
Positive affirmations are useful, power-statements, that are if expressed often enough become a powerful way to create what you want in life.
They are best spoken in present tense, for example:" I am healthy, safe and at ease." or "I am free to be myself"
You can also use them more directed toward material things, such as "I am wealthy."
, "I am living in abundance."

As affirmations are used often, they will turn into believes, truths and manifest themselves into reality. So using them directed toward your goals, they become a fast, cheap, easy and portable way of directing your thoughts toward what is not yet.
Because the wording of an affirmation is so important, I will now give you some tips on how to create your own affirmation:

1. As I already meantioned, use present tense with all affirmations

2. Keep them short. An affirmation such as " I am at ease." is more effective, then a longer " I am relaxed and look calmly toward the future."

3. Start them with " I am..."

4. Use statements that omit the word "want", as you do not want wanting, but whatever your goal or feeling is.

5. Use the affirmations frequently, and everywhere you go. The more often you use them, the faster you will manifest your desire as you stated it.

Peace and Love

Claudia Blanton

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Time for a Product Review -Post

Hi Everybody!

I hope everyone has had a productive, joyfull time co-creating your life expieriences, becoming balanced and are reaching toward your goals!

Today, I want to review a few more new products, I have discovered recently.
Feel free to share your thoughts, as always!

If you are not familiar with the principle of co-creation, check out the link to my website, where I offer a free course about the "Basics of Law of Attraction", which explains the process of co-creation.

But now to the products!

1. Baked Breakfast Cookies Oatmeal Chocolate Chip from Quaker 4 Stars
What originally attracted me to this product is the high iron and calcium content. It is a little sweet, I like it better warm, and I would not necessary eat it for breakfast, but as a healthy alternative to a sweet cookie with coffee in the afternoon, I can defenetly recommend it! Try it!

2. Kretschmer Honey Crunch Wheat Germ 5 Stars!
I defently recommend this product, as well as the regular flavored variety to become a stable in your pantry! As a good source of Vitamin E and Folic Acid, it can be added to homemade cookies, cereals, homemade breads, or also to the breading and coating of chicken and fish! Your kids and spouse will not know the difference!

3. Back to Nature Chewy Trail Mix Bars Cherry Pecan 3 Stars
We all agreed in our family, that this was not a hit with us. While I do not like the flavor of a slight resemblense of Marzipan, my daughter felt the cherry was overpowering the whole bars flavor. Use your own judgment at this one!

4. Snapple White Tea unsweetend Tea bags "Strawberry" 5 Stars!
Warm and cold a hit with the kids! Infused with real juice, this tea is comforting, exspecially around this time of the year! Steep for 2 - 3 minutes.

I hope you enjoyed the review, as much as we enjoyed as a family to try out new products.

Peace and Love

Claudia Blanton
Motivational Coach, Fundraiser

Friday, October 12, 2007

Featured Foundation of the Week!

Again it is Friday, which means it is time to feature a Foundation of the Week!

This weeks Foundation is

America's Second Harvest!

This nations Food Bank Network feeds America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food-banks and engages the country in the fight to end hunger

Source: America's Second Harvest Website

Contact information:

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Review on CD "Noel" by Josh Groban!

This is exiting news to me, as I am able to finally review the CD I have been looking forward to hearing for a few months now!

"Noel" by Josh Groban is here!
Released on October 9th, this collection of Christmas Music, is an impressive sounding feast to the ears. Traditional Christmas Music, as well a new song, which is now my favorite "Thankful", is making this CD a worth while idem to buy.
As always Josh Groban delivers with his breathtaking vocal!

Here is the song list of this CD:

1. Silent Night
2. Little Drummer Boy
3. I'll be Home for Christmas
4. Ave Maria
5. Angels We Have Heard on High
6. Thankful
7. The Christmas Song
8. What Child is This?
9. The First Noel (with Faith Hill)
10. Petit Papa Noel
11. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
12. Pancis Angelicus
13 Oh Come All Ye Faithful

I defenetly recommend this CD!

Peace and Love

Free Newsletter!

I am happy to announce my free newsletter to you

"Bits of Motivation"

Delivered to you Monday through Friday, "Bits of Motivation"-newsletter will bring you tips to keep you motivated, inspirational quotes, affirmation, and uplifting thoughts for the day!

To sign up, use the link on the left, or drop me a line, through the comment feature of this blog, including your email adress!

I am looking forward to keeping you inspired!

Peace and Love


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Have You Planned Your Day Today?

As you are working toward your goals, focusing on manifesting the life of your dreams, it is easy to become sidetracked by the typical day to day activities, that we still have in our lives.
Without a plan, it is easy to loose sight.
So my suggestion to you today is:

Plan your day!

You might be thinking, that you are already doing that, or that this suggestion is slightly over-simplified. My answer to these thoughts is, to look deeper.

Sure, you are planning, when to pick up your clothes from the dry-cleaner, or what to do this weekend - sort of, but are you planning the steps toward your goals?

For example:

Your goal is to loose 30 pounds, and to feel leaner and healthier by the end of the year.

That requires steps, that should be planned into your daily schedule.
Use your appointment book to schedule your exercise time,
Post a detailed menu for the week on your fridge, and make a shopping list, to keep in your purse, so you have everything you need in the house, and are less likely to improvise

You get the idea. Whatever it is that you have as your goal, is more likely to become a reality, if you have spent time focusing on it, by planning out steps how to get there.

That does not mean, that this will be actually the steps you will be taking, or that you will be taking as long on each step as you planned, but it will keep you focused on your goal, the end-result, you are wanting to manifest. While keeping the balance of being flexible to act upon impulses related toward your goals, and staying focused by planning for it, there will be a time, soon, where gratitude for achieving your goals fill your mind, and new ones will have to be planned, reaching, stretching higher, toward your potential of living a life in abundance, health and wellbeing.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Featured Foundation of the Week-Time!

It is Friday, and I like to end each work-week, by featuring a foundation, or charity, that is making a difference in the lives of children, teens and families!

This weeks foundation is

The Covenant House!

The Covenant House provides shelter, food, clothing and educational programs in their location throughout the US, Canada and Mexico, for example Atlanta, NewYork, Toronto and Orlando.

They are looking for volunteers, as well as clothing for teens from 12 to 21 years old, and monetary donations!

For more information, visit their website at ,
or visit my website with a direct link to the foundation!

Thank you!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Fun Ways to Exercise

Motivation is the key to staying on track, when becoming and staying fit and healthy. Including fun exercises to break off the routine that regular classes or scheduled activities bring, will increase the likelihood of staying on the path of a healthier lifestyle.

Here are a few ways to get moving, that will take the rigidness out of your routine:

1. Exercise with your kids!
Chasing your kids around the park or the yard is a great way to get fit, and have a wonderful time! The kids get moving as well, so it becomes even more of a win-win situation!

2. Strap on the Rollerblades!
Moving through the park on Rollerblades is a fun way to get moving! Stay safe, and wear pads and a helmet, and watch out for slower moving people.

3. Jump on a trampoline!
If you have the space to put large trampoline in your yard, I definitely recommend it. Make sure it has a safety net, so you and your family can have a safe time, jumping together!

4. Belly dance!
When my daughter and me first began to belly dance, we laughed alot at ourselves! Fun, especially when you give up being perfect, at least in the beginning, this is a great way to move!

5. Yoga!
Challenging, but calming, this ancient exercise is a wonderful way to center yourself. It is relatively easy to find a class for beginners everywhere. DVD's are also widely available! Namaste!

As with all exercise programs, make sure you have checked with your health care professional before starting any program! Always use reasonable safety precautions!

Have fun!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Free E-Courses for You!

Today, I am exited to be able to offer you two free e-courses! That is right, TWO FREE E-Courses, just for you!

Course 1:
Becomming Aware - What messages are we sending to our children?
This Four Part, four week e-course reveals, how the words we use speaking about ourselfs have a deep effect on our children.

Course 2:
The Basics of Law of Attraction - I have seen the movie, now what?
This three part, three week e-course defines the basics of Law of Attraction, and what your role is in co-creating your life.

To sign up for these courses, check out the link section of this blog!

As always, I am looking forward to hearing from you!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

10 Instant Tipps to Raise Your Emotions

Here are 10 tipps to instantly raise your emotions!

1. sing loud and false!
2. dance to your own singing - or to that of your children
3. smile
4. repeat an affirmation 3 times (for a list, visit my website or create your own!)
5. pet your animal
6. hug your kids, or smile at someone elses!
7. run around in the rain
8. meditate
9. visualize one of your goals
10. savor a cup of tea or coffee - really savor it!

And if all that fails - call or email me!

Defining the Basics of Motivation

"Set your goals high, and don't stop until you get there!"
Bo Jackson

Here is the definition of the components of the basis of motivation.

Inspiration -
the initial spark, that brings a positive goal into the view of possibilities.
Usually an outside influence.

Motivation -
the reason behind a behavior and/or action

Goal-oriented motivation -
the reason behind the desire to achieve the set goal

Believe -
the knowing, that the power of achieving the invisioned goal is possible, and that the technique used is reliable and true

For more information, on how to use these basics effectively, more about goal setting, relaxation techniques and co-creating your experiences, visit my website at