About AyPee

A licensed Trainer and Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Business and Personal Coach , Trainer and strategic thinker from a Blue Chip Multinational background, who successfully pioneered simple solutions to resolve complex problems, optimised resources to reduce overheads and increased the bottom-line through creative, unconventional and often ‘Ground Breaking’ thinking. A visionary, who works with a blank sheet to create solutions, enrols people into new ways of thinking and creates communities to deliver results. Broad base of experience in Strategic Planning, Finance and Business Risk, I.T., Stock and Production Planning, Logistics, Customer Services, Human Resources, Merchandising and Retail

Enjoy ‘em, peeps. that’s all you got!

AyPee038There appears a need for people to wake up, expressed virtually everyday on Social Media sites – Is it not that they should get present to their trance?

We are always in trance – it is all a question of who runs the trance? My submissive side or my controlling side,
To be in balance I have to allow both, plus all the other sides of me to be and to function.
There is no one way unless the one way is the holistic way of many parts coming together.
There is nothing to learn but all to experience so that I get and I give – we all transact our way through life. I happen to believe that should be fun for the most part.
It all lives through my ability to respond – i.e. its all my response-ability

My beliefs are my beliefs are my trance
Your beliefs are your beliefs are your trance,  …… Enjoy ‘em, peeps. that’s all we got!

#Justsayin #AyPeeRamblings

Nothing makes a woman more beautiful that the belief that she is beautiful

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“Nothing makes a woman more beautiful that the belief that she is beautiful.”

~ Sophia Loren.

I posted this quote in Facebook, which got a number of reactions.
I was struck by the passion of the response and I got that the responses were beliefs that Peeps were expressing.

I dropped into my normal chiding style of responding but then I got into my flow and discovered what I really though makes Women beautiful to me. I wrote:

I guess if you set the standard of measurement of beauty as being skin and bone then other measurement standards may appear to be Politically Correct. (Personally, I experience the majority of politically structured people as complete Jack Asses)

If what I see pleases my eye it can be beautiful
If what I see and then feel pleases my emotional state it can be beautiful If what I see and then hear pleases my listening it can be beautiful

I have a tendency to the Visual as my strong suit but even what I smell and taste can be beautiful and most certainly the combination of the aforementioned things and the spirit that holds those things in the way they are presented can be beautiful

I know many incredibly beautiful women who do not fit many of the modern day procreation selection material or sexual stimulation standards yet who possess such beauty that I am stimulated because it is their ontological presentation that I experience as beauty.

I do not experience that as being at the centre of that woman. I experience that as a single quality or multiple qualities that they present.

Perhaps that what Sophia was alluding to when she described it as belief.

I don’t know. I am not Sophia Loren

The picture selection and following information comes  from Google Search:
Sophia Loren is an Italian actress. Loren is widely recognized as Italy’s most renowned and honoured actress. Wikipedia
Born: September 20, 1934, Rome, Italy
Height: 1.74 m
Full name: Sofia Villani Scicolone Ponti
Spouse: Carlo Ponti (m. 1966-2007)
Children: Edoardo Ponti, Carlo Ponti

Movies
Two Women 1960
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow 1963
Marriage Italian Style 1964
Nine 2009
Houseboat 1958

Do you telephone people less than you use to?

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Michael posted this question in Facebook, as you can see.
My response was as follows:

The HR guy,  where I used to work, talking about email, ten+ years ago, was telling me that he thought informal communication was suffering badly.
In that respect email has transitioned into Social Media and has improved again.
I have great friends that I have never met!

I think the phone as a verbal device, is now the casualty.
The phone is now the ‘Smart’phone which is predominantly a non verbal device but it is dominating communication.
It will be interesting to see how that will swing back.

‘Swings and Roundabouts’

 

That’s how it occurs to me.
What do you think?

Musical Motivation

I was just listening to Kiki Dee ‘Loving and Free’ from her Amoureuse album.

Isn’t wonderful how music can remind us of forgotten or significant times ?
Each is times-tamped within us and it always seems to show up when it is most needed.

 

This track was significant to me when I was having a tough time emotionally as a young adult – I was , truth be known, lonely and scared about that.

The fabulous words to this song took me onto something else in my life. They motivated me and I didn’t realise it at the time.
I have never been lonely since and I rarely experience being scared as a bad thing, more so a motivator

NLP Practitioners’ will recognise that as an Anchor.
Tunes like this and Pick Up The Pieces by the Average White Band (My waiting in Queues enjoying time anchor) are my Ear Worms


Bound, I am bound, like a knot on a string
Eager to be where my life can begin
Out of the shadow and into the sun
So many things that I should have done

I will untangle myself, so that I can see
I will untangle myself, everything will be
Loving and free

Bound I am bound, like a rope on a swing
Up in the air and then down again
Sure for the first time so clear in my mind
Wise to the feeling I gently unwind


Which music or tunes have driven you to a new experience?

Sources You Tubewww.lyricsfreak.com and .wikipedia.org

Frequenting a vibration

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I was asked what this meant.

Here is my view:

We all vibrate – which is energy.
Everything in the universe is energy. Everything vibrates
If God is omnipotent and omnipresent, then God is everywhere all the time and is the energy (and it’s frequency) within you.
If you become aware of your state or how you are being at any point in time you tune in.
In which case you are tuning into God.

In NLP terms we observe how when people internalise, they create their reality.

Thinking, day dreaming, dreaming tend to be unconscious activities and we tend not to remember the insights we are getting whereas if we are conscious of our internal state we realise much more and have greater choice and freedom

The On Side as a Rule

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I loved listening to Matt Kendall speak, the other night.
A man after my on heart!

I think of goals like Football Goals – fixed, solid and every chance of missing them usually resulting in stoppage time.
i.e. The game (life) requires minimal down time in my opinion

It is better to focus on your actions, skills and behaviour and bend it like Beckham
Its all about what you do, rather than what you plan

  • JFDI!
  • notice how good it feels and
  • see what else you can do

As Landmark Education say:
SatisfACTION comes from being in action

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bitly blog – Introducing the Bitly Media Map!

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Last March, Bitly teamed up with Forbes to produce a data visualization which looks at how 15 media properties are being disproportionately consumed online on a state-by-state basis over the month of April.  We had various preconceived notions of which state’s residents are more likely to consume news sites from certain newspapers, televised news, news magazines and online-only news properties.

For example, we believed that Fox News had a stranglehold on the south of the U.S., though maybe CNN might be able to take Georgia with their hometown advantage. We also thought that online-only sites, such as the Huffington Post, would not have the geographical bias of consumption in the same way that regional papers such as the Chicago Tribune or the Los Angeles Times would.

While the visualization and analysis over a month’s worth of data answered many of our questions ………..

See bitly blog – Introducing the Bitly Media Map!. for the rest of the story

 

Something and Nothing

My FB Friend Mott posted a great picture today!

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and as you can see, I couldn’t resist adding something!

Nothing really is everything and everything consists of nothing

It only becomes something once we make it into Something by adding a meaning or a logic or a thought and that is where the trouble can start.
When no..thing means some..thing it can change lives for good and from my experience, largely bad.

People kill to maintain their beliefs and values (that’s something constructed out of nothing)
People kill at the behest of governments or religion or corporations, to maintain their beliefs, values and missions (that’s something else that’s been constructed)
People can suffer, in particular Children, because people add meanings to events and situations (there’s something mean there)

When I coach and even when I am teaching NLP, I spend a lot of time dealing with peoples’ something and converting it into something else and even nothing if I can get that far.
Actually all along, it wasn’t really any..thing until it got processed by them in the past and in the moment of now has become some..thing significant.

Right here and right now (AKA ‘the present’ , which is both Immeasurably small and infinitely large at the same time)  ‘Nothing’ is going on .
Nothing is everything everywhere until we fix it as something at a point in time.

Is there something bothering you from your past?

My advice:
leave it alone. Treat it as nothing and enjoy your journey

Help others create better things or no..thing at all out of their somethings

#JustSayin’

A social aptitude not to weight for the juice of life

I was aboard a Virgin Atlantic flight about 2 years ago and I saw the Jawbone UP in the in-flight brochure.

“£120! That’s a lot of money for a bangle!” , I thought

What an UP was, simply didn’t register in my mind.

Sick Athleticism by a Basket Case

I was diagnosed as an athlete 20 years ago, which totally surprised me! However, I did take great pleasure in producing a print-out from St Thomas’ Hospital to show my Basketball teammates, who were half my age.
Every time they made a wise crack about my age, out would come the report and I would openly gloat “cos I’m an athlete, you know” .

The Weight of Cholesterol

I retired from my active Basketball participation in 1998 and if I was honest, I have proceeded  to get sick ever since.
20 years ago I was diagnosed with Hypercholesterolemia, which was why I attending St Thomas’ Hospital.

By July 1st, this year, my weight had climbed in excess of 252lbs but my cholesterol level remained static at around 11.

Statins

Some time back I decided to quit the Statins and all the other drugs that had been prescribed to fix my Cholesterol and I am glad I did!

Last year the film ‘Statin Nation’ was released, which refutes that Cholesterol is the killer that it is reported to be and that “People with high cholesterol tend to live longer” . Statin NationThe purpose of Cholesterol it seems is to repair damage to arteries, Cholesterol is not the problem, it is a symptom of something else and the wrong thing is being treated.

Not even being aware of that, for me it was a life choice:
“Is my life going to be about taking drugs?”.
It was a Brain Space thing.
I consider my present time and where I put my thoughts as precious, even more than my own longevity.
Worrying about taking prescribed medications wasn’t doing it for me.

As my weight grew so did my blood pressure. It was high!

Walking up slopes for any amount of time produced tightness in my chest, I wasAngela aware of pains in my shoulders, tingling hands and even my teeth experienced strange sensations!

Last year my friend , Jason Jackman, referred to me to Superwellness  Nutritionist Coach, Angela Steel and my education began. Sweet!

SUGAR!

Its everywhere! From bread to Coca Cola, from ice-cream to ketchup, from hot-dog to cakes, jams, sweets, sausages, yoghurt … you name it!
In virtually everything I ate.

Great, as an athlete, I would burn it but as a Laptop Jockey ………. No

Research is reporting that the excess sugars in our diet are responsible for a variety of ailments, such as colds, flu, food allergies, high cholesterol, candida, cancer, diabetes, fatty degeneration, degenerative diseases, depression, dizziness, crying spells, aggression, insomnia, weakness, skin problems, heart and circulatory diseases… 

2013-04-20 12.05.48My eating habits changed and I discovered just how enjoyable AND SATISFYING some foods really are, yet alone how they repair my body!
Organic oats for breakfast with Strawberries and Blueberries and half a banana – even though the banana has natural sugar, it still has sugar!

Snacks of Almonds or Munchy Seeds – new sensations, new tastes – its all new experience and its fun!

This year, I re-mortgaged my house and a medical report was required by the insurance company. Blood tests were taken and submitted to my Doctor and off I went to see him.
My visits to the doctor occur about every 10 years.

He said “your Cholesterol level is 11”, I said “that’s good for me”.
We discussed how to lower it and given my decision not to take drugs, I asked what the alternatives were, expecting him to talk to me about food or alternative therapies.  Instead I was offered alternative drugs.

Strangely enough, the high blood pressure had disappeared and 2 weeks later, just by being aware, my cholesterol was down to 9.6 but I am a hypnotherapist

UP

Some weeks later, I met a client in Westfield Mall, in London’s East End, next to the Olympic Park. In the Apple Store I came across the Jawbone Up again – “why would the Apple Store stock a bangle?”

upThe UP wristband tracks the amount of steps that I take and sleep states, deep and shallow. I then plug it into my Android phone and it uploads its data to the UP app.

I use IFTTT.com to push other data to the UP from many sources:
YouTube, Foursquare, my WordPress Blog, Flickr, the weather at the beginning of the day and at 3pm and scrobbles from Last.FM
It is like a life journal.

I also push data from the UP app to Facebook, Google Docs and Google Calendar.

But Weight!

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I then discovered the Withings Smart Body Analyser (scales) which feeds my weight, Body fat measurement, CO2 readings from where I sleep and my heart rate thru WiFi to its app and from there to most of the other Life-style apps that I now use.ifttt

If any of the apps don’t redistribute data to other apps, then usually IFTTT.com can.

The TEMPRunkeeper app measures my steps, tracks me by GPS and tells me (in a female voice) how I am progressing as I walk. She tells me about my pace and speed. Runkeeper is another app installed on my smartphone too.

All that remained was to monitor my heart rate on a continuous basis and upload that data to my phone and there I hit a problem!

According to Polar, in the UK, Polar Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitors don’t work with my Samsung S3! In point of fact nothing seemed to work the way I wanted but if I owned an iPhone, I would have been spoilt for choice.
I think that is pretty backward!

tempEventually, I bought a Garmin Forerunner 110. Although this doesn’t transfer data by Bluetooth or WiFi, it connects via a USB directly to my laptop and using Runkeeper,com, I can upload a map of where I walk, the elevation, my pace etc. etc., as well as to Garmin Connect  which records the same data and keeps a record of my activity on its own calendar.
Garmin also has an app for my phone.

The calendar can be added to my Google Calendar but so far I haven’t been able to make that work,

Next thing up was the  Joe Cross documentary on Channel 5, here in the UK:

‘Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead’ ( click here to see the  Official Trailer from Team Reboot Sageon Vimeo )

So I bought the same Juicer, as he uses in the programme.
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then I needed to measure the acid in my blood and that where it becomes lo-tech.
I ordered Simplex Health pH Test Strips from Amazon and add the results onto a Google spread-sheet

 

The great thing is that I dropped 10lbs in a week.
I feel so great and its getting better each day!
And everything is broadcastable through Facebook and Twitter and on Runkeeper’s own  Social stream – that’s quite an incentive!

Becoming accountable to my network and even having one of my clients who monitors me, which she does admirably!

So, the Universe conspired to get me well.
I got aware and I have had a fun time playing with gadgets and apps and being a ‘Social Tart’, enjoying reporting the progress in ‘SoMe’ and all this while I heal …. Fabulous!

 

Become aware. Take responsibility for your own health and your diet. Don’t delegate and
Be well!

sources:

http://www.statinnation.net/
http://www.superwellness.co.uk/
https://jawbone.com/up#system
https://jawbone.com/up#gallery:1
http://curezone.com/foods/sugarpage.asp
http://www.withings.com/en/bodyanalyzer
http://runkeeper.com/running-app
https://garmin.com/
http://www.fatsickandnearlydead.com/
http://www.lakeland.co.uk/