Who Is The Person That You Want To Be?

Check out this fantastic re-mix by Rebecca Gray.

Rebecca's Restitution Resource

One of the phrases that I have heard Diane Gossen say a million times over is:  “If it’s not fun, it’s not Restitution!”

Restitution is all about learning, and brain research tells us that Diane is right – we learn best when what we are being taught has an element of fun to it.

To that end, I re-wrote the words to the song, “If You’re Happy and You Know It” to introduce the idea of internal motivation to young kids.  Please feel free to have some fun with it yourself!

Who is the Person That You Want to Be?

(Sung to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)

Who is the person that you want to be?

Who is the person that you want to be?

If you think it for a minute

Then you can surely live it

Who is the person that you want…

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More love; Less trash

Have you heard the song Same Love by Macklemore? I didn’t pay attention to the lyrics the first few times, but it was a catchy tune and I liked it. When I had the chance to pay attention, i listed to the words of the song, And I cried. My kids were in the jeep with me and wondered why I was crying, so I explained it to them.
 
The message of Same Love are the messages that need to be spread.  Unlike some songs we hear by artist that I find spread more and more trash, acceptance of manipulation and abuse (such as …Just gonna stand there and watch me burn, But that’s alright because I like the way it hurts, Just gonna stand there and hear me cry, But that’s alright because I love the way you lie, I love the way you lie…DISLIKE)
 
Spread love.
 
Same Love: ❤
 
When I was in the third grade I thought that I was gay,
‘Cause I could draw, my uncle was, and I kept my room straight.
I told my mom, tears rushing down my face
She’s like “Ben you’ve loved girls since before pre-k, trippin’ “
Yeah, I guess she had a point, didn’t she?
Bunch of stereotypes all in my head.
I remember doing the math like, “Yeah, I’m good at little league”
A preconceived idea of what it all meant
For those that liked the same sex
Had the characteristics
The right wing conservatives think it’s a decision
And you can be cured with some treatment and religion
Man-made rewiring of a predisposition
Playing God, aw nah here we go
America the brave still fears what we don’t know
And God loves all his children, is somehow forgotten
But we paraphrase a book written thirty-five-hundred years ago
I don’t know

And I can’t change
Even if I tried
Even if I wanted to
And I can’t change
Even if I tried
Even if I wanted to
My love
My love
My love
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm

If I was gay, I would think hip-hop hates me
Have you read the YouTube comments lately?
“Man, that’s gay” gets dropped on the daily
We become so numb to what we’re saying
A culture founded from oppression
Yet we don’t have acceptance for ’em
Call each other faggots behind the keys of a message board
A word rooted in hate, yet our genre still ignores it
Gay is synonymous with the lesser
It’s the same hate that’s caused wars from religion
Gender to skin color, the complexion of your pigment
The same fight that led people to walk outs and sit ins
It’s human rights for everybody, there is no difference!
Live on and be yourself
When I was at church they taught me something else
If you preach hate at the service those words aren’t anointed
That holy water that you soak in has been poisoned
When everyone else is more comfortable remaining voiceless
Rather than fighting for humans that have had their rights stolen
I might not be the same, but that’s not important
No freedom till we’re equal, damn right I support it

(I don’t know)

And I can’t change
Even if I tried
Even if I wanted to
My love
My love
My love
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm

We press play, don’t press pause
Progress, march on
With the veil over our eyes
We turn our back on the cause
Till the day that my uncles can be united by law
When kids are walking ’round the hallway plagued by pain in their heart
A world so hateful some would rather die than be who they are
And a certificate on paper isn’t gonna solve it all
But it’s a damn good place to start
No law is gonna change us
We have to change us
Whatever God you believe in
We come from the same one
Strip away the fear
Underneath it’s all the same love
About time that we raised up… sex

And I can’t change
Even if I tried
Even if I wanted to
And I can’t change
Even if I tried
Even if I wanted to
My love
My love
My love
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm

Love is patient
Love is kind
Love is patient
Love is kind
(not crying on Sundays)
Love is patient
(not crying on Sundays)
Love is kind
(I’m not crying on Sundays)
Love is patient
(not crying on Sundays)
Love is kind
(I’m not crying on Sundays)
Love is patient
(not crying on Sundays)
Love is kind
(I’m not crying on Sundays)
Love is patient
Love is kind

Watch the video!!!    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlVBg7_08n0

TimeWise Basic Set

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My first Mary Kay purchase was in April 2011. It was the TimeWise Basic Set for $88. My best friend Joanne was having her Bridal crew over for a “Mary Kay Party”. It was a fun day, I wish we would have taken a picture. We had snacks, made lots of jokes and got to try great products for free. As the Bridal host, I’m sure Joanne got some nice discounts or gifted products. There is always a treat to being the host.

By that time, I was trying out new facial products and accepted the fact that I would have to pay more than $15 in search of a good quality cleanser. I can’t remember what I started out with, but it was definitely products from Shoppers Drug Mart or Wal-Mart. I started using some of the more expensive products from Shoppers, paying up to $30 or $35 per item. Neo Strata was one that I used for a long time but my skin still didn’t feel refreshed. The moisturizer tingled a little bit when I put it on but it was really just ok. I asked friends what they were using but didn’t  find what I was looking for.

It was about a month after I was using the Mary Kay TimeWise Basic set that I started to get compliments on my skin. I didn’t expect that. People would complement that I look “really great” and actually wave their hand around their face to highlight their focus of their compliment. It was really nice and helps me feel confident about being a Beauty Consultant for the product.

The TimeWise Basic Set comes with a 3-in-1 Cleanser, Age fighting moisturizer and a Matte Foundation that is a perfect match for my skin shade. Plus I got a free concealer! The TimeWise products cleanse, exfoliate, freshen and hydrate while it accelerates the skins natural renewal process.  I am now a diligent user of the TimeWise Miracle Set and won’t go a day without it.

Check out my new 24/7 website www.marykay.ca/JessicaDumas for awesome products & recruitment information, also feel free to contact me to set up a skin care class or free facial. Credit cards accepted.

My Mary Kay business is part time. All products are 100% satisfaction guaranteed with personalized formula for your skin type and customer service.

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How well can you sell, or how well can I?

So, today i expose myself some more. Hahaha, ohmygoodness, I laughed a lot before posting this and still, i will continue for a long time, to laugh at this video. But that’s life right? I’ve learned to “laugh about it”, you already know that I beleive life is too short and i’m gonna make it good…and if that be putting myself out there, if only but to qualify for a contest and have a good laugh…so be it. Please, I hope you laugh with me!!!

I am a big fan of Laurel Langemeier. On my Youtube feed last week, I saw this video explaining how to win free tickets to Laurel’s 3 Days to Cash workshop. I WOULD LOVE TO MEET LORAL! She’s incredible. I first saw her on The Secret. She said we have to train our minds on the thougts of money, to beleive that “Money comes easily and frequently”. She further explains that it’s going to be hard, your mind will play games and say “that’s a lie, it’s hard”. Well I have this fight in my thoughts. Loral Langemeier has a niche for reading what peoples best skills for making money off the skills they use best. Her website bio says “Loral Langemeier is living proof that it makes no difference where you start in life; anyone can have the life of his or her dreams. Loral is a money expert, sought after speaker, best selling author and President and CEO of Live Out Loud, Inc. – a wealth coaching company.” (http://lorallangemeier.com/loral-langemeier-bio)

So if you feel that my message is convincing enough that I could sell you my product, please “like” my video. You must have a youtube account. Facebook “likes” dont count.

Peace and giggles people!

Live a good full life and don’t look back

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I lost a baby brother 8 years ago. Okay, he wasnt a baby, but he was 8 years younger than me. He was 18. In a lot of ways it made me have to grow up and take care of some serius business for my mom. What it taught me the most was to appreciate life. People often tell me that I am always “so positive” and that if they called me when they were down, they felt better at the end of our conversation. I feel good about that. I work hard on “self development” to make myself that way but I truly beleive that the gifts I share are from Creator God and not from myself.

I looked at my Matthew & Leon tattoo yesterday, (Leon was my cousin, also 18 years old when he died, 14 months after Matthew, they were best friends), and I started crying and could not stop. I havent looked at this tattoo in a long time, the way I did last night. It was as if something jumped out to me to say “Hey, Remember!” and it occoured to me that with all of my heart and all of my wishes, I am meant to have the most fulfilling good life, because life is so short and it breaks my heart that Matthew and Leon didnt have a chance to make that declaration in their life.

Matthew and Leon, two aboriginal boys grown up in the North End, learning, maybe slowly or not at all, the possibilities of life. Maybe thay had hopes and dreams and wishes, that they never had the chance to develop into words, yet alone actions. Maybe they didnt know that they could have dreams. Because no one told me that when I was 18.

Today I dream big. Sometimes I think “maybe I should shut up? I havent accomplished a lot on my list of goals.” But maybe I should keep going and keep beleiving that I can reach those goals. Maybe I can’t tell Matthew and Leon that they can be anything they want to be, but I do ask most young people I meet “What do you want to do when you graduate high school?”. My intention with that question is to plants two seeds: 1. Me, graduate high school? and 2. What will I do after high school? Again, I ask these questions because no one ever asked me that when I was 18.

One of my many goals is to make life fun, rich and peaceful and do what I want to do and not to let obstacles stop me. I want to speak my mind and know and accept that I can be incredible. I always beleive that life can only get better and all the dreams and desires in our hearts are only for us and we give life to those dreams if we want to. I wish for everyone world peace, just kidding, I wish that people would be more confident in the fact that they can be awesome, and not let obstacles stop you and feel like you have to succumb your dreams to the views of what other people think.

I have lots of dreams.