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“Earn Over £100,000 ($100,000) a year, doing what you love, with a balanced life and having fun”
Earn More Money, Keep More Money and Clear the Inner Limiting Beliefs Around Money

With abundant blessings.
Amanda

Amanda Goldston

Author of the forthcoming book
How to Earn Over £100,000 a Year, Doing What You Love,
With a Balanced Life and Having Fun
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Earn More Money, Keep More Money and Clear the Inner Limiting Beliefs Around Money

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“Earn Over £100,000 ($100,000) a year, doing what you love, with a balanced life and having fun”

Earn More Money, Keep More Money and Clear the Inner Limiting Beliefs Around Money

Saturday 22nd November 2014 at 7pm GMT (2pm EST)

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  • What is stopping you from living your DreamLife?
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  • My simple Process to identify and clear limiting beliefs
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History and Heritage Walk

History and Heritage Walk

Yesterday, Sunday 17th August, we went for a walk starting at the Old Furnaces at Moira, Leicestershire, and walked along the canal, past Conkers, and through the wood of the National Forest.

I would have to disagree with Endomondo that we ran round the canals and the woods! It really was more of a gentle amble!

This is a fascinating area because it was once a thriving coal mining area. All of those old mines are now long gone and the area has been turned into a lovely nature reserve area.

I hadn’t taken my coat, as I thought it was going to be brilliant sunshine, which is mostly was, apart from when I attempted to bend down to tie up my boot laces and it started to rain!

Yes, it rained right down my back and I ended up with a soaking wet bottom!

There was a folk festival going on at the Moira Furnaces, so we enjoyed some free music.
Some of it was very good and some of the songs were really quite depressing!

Moira was formerly furnaces for coke and iron ore, as well as line kilns.

Some of this is still in existence.

Greg took some interesting pictures today, with a mixture of sunshine and rain showers, as per typical British summer.

For comparison, I have included some dramatic infrared images that Greg took a couple of years ago, when we visited the Moira furnaces one evening, when there was no-one around.

Of course, no Sunday afternoon walk is complete without a good nosh-up! As there was a festival going on, there was a plentiful supply of gorgeous food, including pancakes and ice-cream! Yes, we did enjoy, as it would have been rude not to!

With abundant blessings.
Amanda

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Outdoor Theatre – in a Hurricane!

Outdoor Theatre – in a Hurricane!

It could only be in Britain!

Yesterday we went to an outdoor theatre performance of Peter Pan and the Lost Boys by Heartbreak Productions at Wightwick Manor near Wolverhampton. I thoroughly enjoyed it, as they had put a very modern twist on an old story.

With these outdoor performances, it is quite traditional to take a large picnic to munch on for a couple of hours. This, we dutifully did and had a huge picnic box full of sandwiches, fruit, chocolates, crisps, biscuits and cakes. Yes, the unhealthy food content probably outweighed the healthy content by at least 3 to 1!!


Sunshine before the storm with Jackie and Chris

Steph and Greg

Due to the unpredictable nature of British SUMMER, it is important to go fully equipped for blazing heat and sunshine, so sunhats, suncream and layers of jumpers that can be taken OFF – and equally important to go fully equipped for torrential rain and howling gales, so waterproofs, umbrellas and wellington boots!

As Britain was at the tail end of a mini hurricane, called Bertha, the latter were actually more appropriate!

It was quite warm when we sat down and we did manage to eat most of our picnic before the huge grey clouds appeared overhead and it started to rain – well actually it was more like a flood descending out of the sky.

In true British fashion, everyone zipped up their waterproof coats, put up their umbrellas and sat underneath their rain protection wear, happily munching on the rest of their sandwiches and drinking their hot tea from their thermos flasks.


Brollies at the ready!

In about 15 minutes, it passed. The sun came out, the sky was blue, the clouds were light and fluffy and there was not a sign of rain.


Rain clearing up – and rainbow!

The performance stopped during the heaviest rain and as soon as the rain stopped, down went the umbrellas and off we went again, until about half way through Act 2, when another huge grey cloud appeared and more rain descended on the crowd. Up went the umbrellas again!


Greg and Steph under the tree in the pouring rain!

I thoroughly enjoyed the performance, although I did get a bit cold and wet.

You have to have a sense of humour to live in Britain in the Summertime!

With abundant blessings.
Amanda

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Do Something you LOVE and feel PASSIONATE about every day – Daily Inspiration

Do Something you LOVE and feel PASSIONATE about every day – Daily Inspiration

I had an interesting dream last night, where I dreamt I was in the house of the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy and they were showing me around. There were accolades and awards on the walls, yet these did not really seem to mean very much. They were accompanied by a shrug of the shoulders.

What is the message?

As I was waking up, I kept asking myself, “What does this mean? What is the message here for me?”

The answer finally came as “Do something you LOVE and feel PASSIONATE about every day” – even if it is something small and even if you only spend a few minutes on it. This might be the case if you day is filled with things that you don’t really enjoy doing.

I sat up in bed, took some really deep breaths, where the energy went up my spine at the back and then down the front, to clear my energy channel.

What makes me FEEL good?

I thought about what makes me feel really good and looked up at the pictures on my bedroom wall, which are from our two trips to Switzerland.


From the top of Cassons 2687m above sea level


Mountain clouds

I felt so alive up on those mountains, my body was full of energy and I had a huge beaming smile on my face every minute of the day. I can recall that energy in my body throughout the day.

What do I LOVE?

Actually writing things that inspire me and sharing that inspiration with others. When I feel uplifted and enthused, then that energy will rub off onto other people that I meet.

Have a wonderful day.
Amanda

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Walk around Thornton Reservoir – despite back pain!

Walk around Thornton Reservoir – despite back pain!

Over the last week I have been suffering from lower back pain.

I have not got to the bottom of the cause of it yet and I am still unsure of the cause or causes of the pain and quite what I need to do about it.

I decided I would go for our regular Sunday walk and see if that eased it.

It is quite strange, as I am trying to keep my body upright, yet it feels like my bottom is sticking out. Due to bad posture and holding myself in a strange way, I have also had pain in my knees and in my hips.

I am seeing the Consultant tomorrow, so I should get some answers then.

It was really lovely at Thornton Reservoir in Leicestershire. The sun was shining, but not too hot and pleasant to walk.

Greg remembered to start Endomondo at the beginning, so we had an accurate measurement of distance and calories burned off.

First stop was taking some pictures of baby swans and baby ducks!



Greg was using his infrared camera today, so we had some stunning black and white pictures of me and our daughter, Stephanie, as well as the scenery around the lake.






Of course, no walk is complete without the obligatory ice-cream at the end!

This last picture really summed up how I feel at the moment, not quite disabled, but aching and not moving very well!

Have a great week.
With abundant blessings.
Amanda

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I Love my Berghaus EXTREM Gore-Tex XCR weatherproof Jacket!

I Love my Berghaus Jacket!

My husband, Greg first bought his Berghaus EXTREM Gore-Tex XCR weatherproof jacket a few years ago, when he started taking stunning landscape photographs outside, in all weathers.

At some point I acquired this jacket and I am so glad I did!

It is the best jacket I have ever had and it keeps me both warm and dry when it is cold and wet and cool, when it is warm.

It has accompanied me on a fair few dog walks in the UK, as well as keeping me very dry in torrential downpours, when I have been outside measuring a porch or fascias and guttering, as part of my job as a sales representative for Anglian Home Improvements, in the “wonderful British weather!”

Recently, it has been put to the test in the February snow in Switzerland and in the July fog in the same area!

In February we went to Laax in Switzerland and went up to Grauberg at 2228, to the café at the bottom of Vorab Glacier at 2670m And to one of my all time favourite spots – the Fil de Cassons at 2675 m above sea level.

I loved it up there, the air was so clear and clean and fresh. I felt completely alive and at one with the world. As we were walking the snow and not skiing or snowboarding, we were rather limited as to what we could do at that time, in terms of exploration.

Not so when we returned in July.

We went up from Nargens and I just had my T-shirt and trousers. When we got to the top with the chilly wind, I was very glad to wrap myself in in warm, snug Berhaus coat and I felt warm in an instant.

This time we walked along the ridge from Cassons, around to Martinsloch and around into the glacier valley, looking up at the UNESCO site of the Tschingelhorner at 2846m.

My Berghaus coat was an invaluable asset, as it kept me warm and dry as we slipped and slid across the so-called path (that had slipped away) down over the side of the mountain ridge. I fell over a few times and I had a soft landing each time on my thick, protective jacket. It caught on the stones and loose shale a few times and never once ripped.

It is also a very comfortable jacket to wear when carrying a backpack, as it sits snug and comfortable around my body.

The following day my Berghaus jacket had to cope with both rain and sunshine, as we walked along the Rhine Gorge through the woods, and some rather thick brambles (when we managed to stray off the well-worn and well-signposted paths!) from Versam to Verlandes. This was a much warmer day and I really appreciated the deep pockets on my Berghaus jacket for my map and my water bottle.

The third day was a bit of a wash-out, with a lot of cold, damp fog – not unlike Britain in the Summer- so I was very glad of my warm jacket when we took the chair lift up to Foppa. We could not see anything, so a large Pflaumentorte (Plum Cake) and Coffee was the order of the day.

Later that day, we took the cable car to Crap Sogn Gion at 2228m above sea level and walked up to Crap Mesegn at 2477m. We walked up above the clouds. It was the most surreal experience as sometimes we could see Crap Sogn Gion below and sometimes we couldn’t. Sometimes we could see Crap Mesegn ahead and sometimes we couldn’t. Sometimes the mountain face of the Vorab Glacier appeared and sometimes it was shrouded in the clouds, fog and mist.

As we got nearer to the top – in July- the wind picked up and it was hailing and snowing! Yes! In July! I could feel the wind and snow against my face, as that was exposed, yet my body was warm and snug in my Berghaus jacket. I was determined to reach the top, even with the steep 100m climb at the end. I was so glad of my Berghaus jacket.

I have to say, in terms of outdoor wear, it has been one of the best investments I have ever made. I am so glad I acquired it from my husband. He is not having it back! He can buy something else for himself!

When we got back to the hotel and hung the coats up to dry, I was surprised at how quickly my Berghaus jacket dried out, even hanging outside on the balcony, in the damp, low mist and fog.

And, of course, we have to use my trust Berghaus jacket for keeping out the torrential downpour of rain, as we wandered around the ancient town of Ilanz, the first town on the Rhine Gorge.

An excellent buy and it has lasted incredibly well for its first 10 years of life. I am looking forward to the next 10 years of adventure walking with my Berghaus jacket.

With abundant blessings.
Amanda

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Letting Go Is an Act of Artistry by Cynthia James

I received the following message in my email from Cynthia James and I felt very inspired to share it with you. It sums up exactly how I am feeling at the moment, especiaally in relation to work and finances.

I have a lot of questions going through my head as to what I really want to DO with my life, and probably more importantly, who I AM in myself and in the world.

I am finding a lot of inspiration in walking, especially in mountains and on high ground.

Cynthia sums up this whirlwind of feelings perfectly in her article.
Thank you Cynthia.

Letting Go Is an Act of Artistry by Cynthia James

Dearest Amanda,

I am amazed at how many people are in transition and experiencing huge shifts in their lives. People are being called to let go of relationships, jobs, homes, children and financial security. These changes have created great fear, doubt and uncertainty.

As I am in the middle of my own personal transition, I totally get it. I am discovering that this is a time to activate the “artist within”. I teach that we are co-creators with the universe. So, why wouldn’t this shift be a time of creativity and personal artistry? The definition of an artist is one who professes and practices an imaginative art, one who is adept at something. The definition of artistry is the skill and imagination typical of an artist.

We all possess the ability to have great imagination and become skilled in many areas. What if we stopped looking at the challenges ahead of us and looked at the incredible potentiality that stood before us? As I am refocusing my energy and attention, I am using the following thoughts to support my expansion:

1. Inspirations of Joy – Every new thought and opportunity is inspired by a great universal field of unlimited potential and I am joyous as I receive guidance in the form of inspired thinking and feeling.

2. Process not destination – Artistry contains the knowledge that creativity includes seeming chaos and doubt. The gift is to stay in the present moment of creation and witness art evolving from the unknown.

3. Surrender to the flow – Not knowing is a gift. It means that we are in the “void” which is a birthing place for new and expansive ideals and forms. Let go and leap into trust.

4. Beauty exists in all – Out of the stone comes a sculpture, out of paint and canvas comes a masterpiece. Look for the beauty in every thought, word and deed. It is there and is waiting to be birthed into amazing creation.

If I can support you in your shifts, please know that I am here for you and that there are many tools to move into the most powerful time of your life.

Know that you are loved,

Cynthia James
http://www.cynthiajames.net/

Cynthia James is a transformational specialist and one of today’s brightest and best loved inspirational leaders and teachers guiding people as they make changes at a deep level for lasting healing in their lives. Her program, Advanced Awareness Coaching offers depth, focus and results for high level business leaders. Ms. James has completed two Master’s Degree programs; one in Consciousness Studies from the Holmes Institute where she was awarded the honor of distinguished alumni, and the other in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. She currently serves as Associate Minister at Mile Hi Church in Denver. Cynthia has uniquely combined the creative arts with innovative therapeutic techniques to bring powerful personal growth and expansion to individuals of all ages, cultures, and lifestyles, including facilitating the message of her award winning book, What Will Set You Free worldwide and as a workshop to women in prisons

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Walking in the Dovedale Valley in Derbyshire

Walking in the Dovedale Valley in Derbyshire

One of the things that came as an inspiration from walking in Laax was the determination to get out for regular walks in the UK, especially in places where it is a bit hilly.

Last Sunday morning, my daughter, Steph, and I went to Gymophobics in Tamworth, where we both had 10 minutes on the vibrating, wobble, plate exercise machine, followed by our regular 30 minute circuit and then a further 30 minutes of Matwork to Music.

It is fair to say, we were quite warmed up! Good job really, as we then drove out to a place called Dovedale, in the Peak District, north of Ashbourne.

We were very restrained and did not start our walk with an ice-cream, although we were very tempted!

It is a lovely walk up through the valley. The rocks are made of limestone, with some very interesting caves formed on the side of the rock face. This is an area of the country, which many centuries ago was part of a whole indoor lake area. Before the English Channel was formed, people used to walk from what is today Northern France/Flanders/Belgium to this area for the winter, as it was much warmer.

We set off with great gusto, knowing that there is a hill near the beginning, where there is a climb of approximately 100 metres.

When Greg and I did this walk about 3 years ago, we huffed and puffed our way up this hill and then had a big FORMER Goldston heavy-on-the-carbs picnic and then struggled along for another half a mile before turning back.

This time, where our weight has reduced, we are much fitter and we passed on the bread and crisps picnic, we got to the top, stopped and had a drink of water and continued. This was, admittedly, inspired by the lure of the coffee shop at the end of the walk, about a mile away, and the promise of a cup of tea – and a slice of cake!

I have to say that whoever wrote the mileage indicators on the signposts, must have had a rather strange sense of humour – and Maths certainly was not their strong point!

Shall we say, that last 1 and ¼ miles, although it was almost flat, seemed much longer than the previous one!

We eventually came to the coffee shop at Milldale at the other end. This was just over 3 miles from the start point. Tea and cake all round was much deserved.

We had other activities planned back in Tamworth for later that day, so we has set ourselves a limit of walking for an hour to the furthest point and then coming back, which we did, and that got us to the coffee shop.

We walked back along the same route. When we got to the hill with the 100m incline, we got to the top quite quickly. Yes, we were puffing a bit, but it was so much better than the last time we attempted that walk.

We got back in just over an hour, having covered 6.2 miles in about 2 and ½ hours and stopped for tea and cake as well.

This was, quite naturally, rewarded with a large and very scrummy ice-cream at the other end.

My husband Greg has a very nifty app on his phone called Endomondo, which records all the details of the walk.

According to that, we walked 6.2 miles in 2 and ½ hours, with a difference in gradient of 100m and Greg burned off around 1900 calories (although some of that was probably replaced by tea and fruit slice at Milldale and ice-cream back at Dovedale).

It was a gorgeous afternoon out.

Greg had just bought some new walking poles that morning and I was very glad of them, especially on the uphill and downhill part.

I have to say, this has got to be one of the best ways of losing weight and keeping fit – going out walking on a sunny day with my family and having a fab time, laughing and smiling all the way.

So, next week, we are off on another jolly jaunt!

With abundant blessings.
Amanda

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Gymophobics – My biggest support

Gymophobics – My biggest support

I have been a member of Gymophobics in Tamworth now since August 2011 and in that time I have lost over 5 stone (70lbs/30kg) in weight, lost over 50” and dropped 5 dress sizes.

I have kept most of it off.

This has been a bit of an up-and-down process for me. I had my greatest weight and inch loss last year, and then, for various reasons, I stopped going to the gym and stopped following my healthy eating plan, so, guess what, some of the weight went back on.

Interestingly this was only about a stone/ 14lb/6 kg and I still managed to fit into most of my slimline clothes. The period of absence was very stressful for me, with all sorts of stuff going on in my life. I had also started a new job, which interrupted my pattern of going to the gym and meant I was not eating properly like I needed to do.

Back to basics

I started back at Gymophobics in Tamworth at the end of April 2014 and I have already lost ½ stone (7lbs/3kg). I have gone back to the healthy 54321 eating plan, as that is something I am familiar with and has worked for me in the past.

There is also a new eating plan, called the Low Sugar Diet, which is also a healthy eating plan and which focuses on managing the carbohydrate intake.

More than Just a Gym

Gymophobics in Tamworth is so much more than “just a gym.” It is a real community, where everyone is there to support each other and that is both staff and other members.

In addition to the regular 30 minute circuit, Gymophobics also offer extra Matwork to Music classes in the mornings and the evenings and bootcamp classes on 4 afternoons and 2 evenings a week.

I really like those extra classes and I feel much better when I have been to one of them. Some of them can be quite tough, especially the bootcamp sessions, and I know I have worked out, when I have done one of those!

Fun on the “Wobble Machine”

The newest addition is a Vibrating plate exercise machine. This is the funniest and the weirdest experience that there is! All you do is stand on the machine for 10 minutes and it vibrates and wobbles. The idea is that it is breaking down the fat cells. I have certainly noticed where there seems to be the greatest concentration of fat cells that need to be removed.

It then helps with any exercise that I am doing as it is already getting fat moving.

It made me laugh so much the first time I stood on it. I did need to rush to the toilet afterwards, which is apparently very good because it means the fat cells are breaking down.

Due to the nature of my current job, I have not been able to attend as regularly as I would like in the last few months, however I have still lost weight, my clothes fit better, my body feels more toned and I am definitely fitter!

Walking for Fitness

Last weekend we went for a walk to the Dove Valley in Derbyshire. It is a circular walk, of about 6 miles, with a hill in the middle, where the height difference changes by over 100 metres in the space of about ½ mile. We completed this whole walk in 2 and ½ hours – and yes, that did include tea and cake at one end and icecream at the other!
Got to be done!

Goldston walking in the Dovedale Valley

Slimline Amanda Goldston walking in the Dovedale Valley

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The last time Greg and I tried that walk, it took us nearly 3 hours, just to get halfway – in one direction!

Friendly staff – something for everyone

The staff at Gymophobics in Tamworth have so supportive of me at every step of the way. It does not matter how frequently – or infrequently- I get to the gym, I always feel welcome and supported, every step of the way.

The gym caters for every age group and every level of fitness. Everyone is treated as a individual and everyone is made to feel welcome and special.

One of the other things I really love about Gymophobics in Tamworth is that there is no judgement. There is only support and encouragement.

The owner of Tamworth Gymophobics has just taken over the Lichfield branch as well, so if you are local to either and would like to lose some weight and get fitter, pop in for a chat –
Tamworth – Tel: 01827 60056
Lichfield – Tel: 01543 252700

With abundant blessings.
Amanda

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