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Episode 41 – How Spending Time in Nature Can Help You and Your Relationships!

A summary of this podcast episode, Angela and Patti discuss spending time in nature and how it can calm your soul and strengthen your relationships.

How to Forest Bath:

  • Go outdoors and find some trees or garden areas with various plants and trees.
  • Turn off your phone.
  • Walk slowly and quietly within the area.
  • Breathe in the smells
  • Listen to the nature sounds.
  • Look around at your surroundings.
  • Ask yourself, “What am I noticing?”
  • Enjoy those moments of peace and calm.

Angela shares:

  • Use imagery, music, sound to connect you to nature. There are many meditative music videos on youtube with pictures of nature.
  • Ever wondered why cat videos are so popular? They help people connect to the simple love of nature. What videos of nature can you watch to inspire you? A lot of David Attenborough videos are deeply inspiring. Also, Angela loves Disney’s Unlikely Animal Friends, which shows the love between animals of different species.
  • I have free meditations on my youtube channel in the I love Mondays series that help you relax and feel your body. One video talks about Creating a new love in our body and ends with a meditation.

All of the “I Love Mondays” videos give a meditation at the end to connect to your heart and body, and soul.

  • If you want to feel and enjoy your body, Angela has a guided Visualization specifically on How to Love your Body. It specifically looks at how to enliven your senses and bring a new relationship to yourself by focusing on the minute details of your body’s sensations and building confidence, calm, and gentleness in how you connect to your body.

Patti shares:

Being in nature is like music to your soul and spending time connecting to oneself and God. I love meditating, praying, and journaling while in natural nature. It can calm your mind from chatter, relax your body and lighten the weight of your burdens holding you down. Spending time in nature with your partner can connect you at a deeper level of being at peace and tranquility with each other and the surroundings.

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Posted in Travel Adventures with Patti (Blog)

A Day And Evening Travel Adventure In Jerome, Arizona!

My husband and I wanted to take a short adventure trip and decided to go to Jerome, Arizona. Jerome is a small town in central Arizona located on top of Cleopatra Hill between Prescott and Flagstaff is Jerome, Arizona’s historic copper mining town. Back in the 1880s, Jerome was a large copper mining town. It has a wild history and was once called the “Wickest Town of the West.”

Tom and Patti in Jerome, Arizona

When founded in 1876, Jerome became the fourth largest city in Arizona, and the population peaked at approximately 15,000 in the 1920s. The Great Depression slowed the mining operation, and the claim eventually went to Phelps Dodge, who still holds the share to this day. World War II significantly increased the demand for copper, but the demand for copper decreased dramatically after the war. Jerome’s economy was primarily dependent upon the need for copper; Phelps Dodge Mine closed in 1953, with less than 100 residents, and they started promoting the town as a historic ghost town. In 1967 Jerome was designated a National Historic District by the federal government.

Some of the winding roads in Jerome, Arizona

Jerome is thriving with tourists and artists and has approximately 450 residences. It is one of America’s largest ghost towns. The drive up the mountain is winding, curving, and uphill, and the views are breathtaking. It is a mile high in elevation. You will see a sign within the town indicating the height. When we arrived in Jerome, we wanted to find parking close to the hotel. It was a Sunday, with lots of tourists, so we parked in the paid parking area.

Patti looking out the window from Room 1 in the Connor Hotel of Jerome

We checked into the Connor Hotel of Jerome. The hotel has been around since 1898. Our stay was in Room 1, which is in the hotel’s corner section with the windows facing two directions. What a beautiful room with antique furniture. The room is known for being haunted.

Patti sitting on the antique furniture in Room 1 of Connor Hotel of Jerome

I had plugged in my phone charger and was freshening up in the bathroom, and Tom was lying down on the bed taking a nap. While I was in the bathroom putting on makeup, he called out to me, “Patti, what did you say?” I replied I didn’t say anything. He said, I heard your voice; I said it wasn’t me.

Tom was still lying on the bed with his eyes closed, and I noticed my phone charging cord was unplugged from the wall. I thought that is weird. Later that night, I asked Tom about it, and he didn’t unplug it.

Patti walking down the hall in the Connor Hotel of Jerome

That evening we went on a local ghost tour, and one of the places that the tour guide took us was outside our hotel. He told the hotel’s story of burning down twice and restored and that guests who stay in the hotel have had unexplained electrical occurrences, fathom ghost dog barking and hearing a women’s voice.

We didn’t hear a fathom ghost dog barking. Connor Hotel of Jerome is dog friendly, and we did see other guests accompanied by their dogs.

That night while in bed, I felt my legs touched throughout the night. Tom woke up with the feeling of his legs held down firmly as well.

Do I think the hotel’s haunted?
From our experiences in the hotel, yes, I do. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, the hotel is enchanting.

Would we go back again?
Most definitely, Jerome is one of our favorite places to visit.

It was a short visit, and most of the other times, we stay for at least two days. Walking around the town, shopping, eating, wine tasting, and most of all, the ghost tours.

Jerome has a variety of shops, restaurants, and lodging. If you enjoy wine tasting, Jerome has some wine tasting venues. Other places to explore in the surrounding areas are the Arizona Verde Valley, Cottonwood, Clarksdale, Camp Verde, Prescott, Prescott Valley, and Sedona. In future blog posts, we will explore some of these places and possibly more of Jerome again.

I would love to hear if you have been to Jerome, Arizona and what was your experience was like?

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Posted in Blog, Business Inspiration, Career Inspiration, Leadership Inspiration

Staying Positive In A Negative Environment!

I get asked this question regularly. “How can I stay positive in a negative work environment?” I understand how easy to get sucked into negativity, drama, or a bad attitude when you are in a toxic work environment.  

Some people want to pull you into their emotional drama—rude comments about others, sarcastic undertones, and the energy vampires who want to drag everyone else down with them. People don’t even realize that they have a negative attitude because it has become a habit and spills into their personal lives.

When working in a toxic environment, people may start to take everything personally because of the feeling of being verbally attacked, mutilated, one-upping, taken advantage of, or pointing out mistakes or faults. As time goes on, it takes a toll on people’s emotions.

If you have been following me for a while, you know I have written about similar topics before. This situation is one of the biggest challenges people face when working with others. However, there is hope.  

What are some strategies to help stay positive?

  1. Walk away when drama is happening around you. Please don’t engage in it. Excuse yourself from the conversation.  
  2. When there are unkind remarks about someone else, say something nice about that particular person. This action tends to halt the conversation.
  3. Listen to uplifting music – like 528 Hz Positive Energy music on Youtube.
  4. Recite Positive Affirmations.
  5. Journal how you are feeling.
  6. Go for a walk.
  7. Focus on work tasks.

Be the person you want to be around. Focus on what you want in your life and remove the thoughts of what you don’t. Set goals of how you are going to change your situation and put them into action. Hire a coach to help you succeed to get where you want to be. ~ Patti 

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