Manifesting Home RunsWritten by Debbie O'Meara
Recently I was in Cleveland, Ohio, about two thousand miles from my home in southern California, visiting my brother and his family. My sister-in-law and I took my eight-year-old niece to her first baseball game, where we saw Cleveland Indians host Minnesota Twins. We had excellent seats behind home plate, and little Caitlin loved music, “wave,” and everything about her first ballpark experience. Of course, it was even better when she saw her home team defeat visitors 2-1.
I’m no baseball expert but I can say that this game wasn’t what you’d call an outstanding display of hitting. Few times did either team manage to get more than four batters up per inning. Both teams scored a run in third inning, and it was bottom of eighth inning before we saw another score. Cleveland had loaded bases with two out. Designated hitter Travis Hafner took one ball, one strike…and got hit by a pitch. Which meant he automatically went to first base, all runners advanced, and Ronnie Belliard trotted home for winning run. No heroics, no big hit, no dramatic, crash-into-a-wall missed catch. But an errant pitch that wasn’t enough to hurt batter, but was enough to allow him to win game for his team.
Overcoming Burn OutWritten by Valerie Garner
Overcoming Burn Out
Burn out, it can happen to anyone. Some of common signs of burn out can be (although not an all inclusive list) depression, mental, emotional and spiritual fatigue, overreacting to little things, negativity, lack of concern over work / tasks that need to be done, frustration, anger, feelings of powerlessness, weight loss or gain, insomnia.
It is vital steps be done to overcome burn out before it causes major impact to your life’s goals and directions.
There are many things that can be done to help deal with burn out. If at all possible, take a vacation. For those that it’s not possible, or at least in time frame you need, let’s look at some other things that can be implemented. 1.Try to clear your calendar of everything for a while that is not a total necessity. 2.Do some things on physical level to help, get extra sleep, try eating only organic foods for a while, take some good quality vitamins, and get some exercise that especially will get you some fresh air. 3.Spend some time trying to pinpoint tasks / situations in life that are both draining, and giving. Once you’ve done that, perhaps ask for help or delegate those things that are a draining force. Increase activities that are refreshing.