How to Speak in Public with Confidence with Stress Expert Dr. Stephanie Stanfield

How to Speak in Public with Confidence

Carol Chapman interviews stress expert Dr. Stephanie Stanfield, also known as “Dr. Steph.”

How to Speak in Public with Confidence is the topic of a video interview by Carol Chapman of Dr. Stephanie Stanfield, also known as “Dr. Steph.” She shows you a brilliant way of quickly and easily overcoming the fear of public speaking and developing public speaking confidence. (scroll down for the video.)

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1 & 3: NEVER Wing It

Never wing it1: NEVER wing it when you speak in public.

When you “wing it,” you set yourself up for feeling anxious

One of the best ways to deal with the nervousness many people feel before speaking is to prepare thoroughly. Otherwise, when you stand in front of a roomful of faces you have two problems. One, you have to deal with all that attention directed at you. Two, which is unnecessary if you prepare ahead of time, you have to come up with something to say.

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Public Speaking Breathing Exercises from Stress Expert Dr. Steph

Public Speaking Breathing Exercises

Carol Chapman, right, tries public speaking breathing exercises, using belly breathing, as suggested by stress expert Dr. Steph.

Public speaking breathing exercises are easy to do as author/speaker Carol Chapman discovers when she interviews stress expert Dr. Stephanie Stanfield. Dr. Steph says that by using belly breathing, you can move yourself out of the sympathetic nervous system, which causes a fear reaction, into the parasympathic nervous system, which causes a rest and relaxation reaction. (Scroll down for video.)

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Are Snake Dreams Good or Bad

Are snake dreams good or bad

SilviaP_Design, Pixabay Public Domain Image

What is your first thought as you awaken after a snake dream? That is, after you get over having that kind of dream? For many people it’s, “Are snake dreams good or bad?” That’s because they want to know if their snake dream means something good or bad for them and their life.

All right, I know that the snake symbol turns up rather frequently in dreams. And, I know that even though many people don’t especially like snakes, in dreams, snake dreams can even symbolize many good things such as spirituality . . . for some people. In this article, I’ll discuss certain kinds of snake dreams and certain kinds of people for whom snake dreams can be good.

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Nature Kingdom Feels the Upheavals that are Coming

Nature Kingdom Feels the Upheavals that are Coming

Sequoia National Park, Photograph: Copyright 2007 Carol Chapman

Pan, Lord of the Wilderness channeled through me information saying that the Nature Kingdom feels the upheavals that are coming. Back in the 1990s, when I received this information, the Nature Kingdom had already begun to feel the what we presently experience. This message occurred long before climatologists started to warn us of Global Warming. For your information, Pan is a nature spirit that rules over the whole Nature Kingdom.

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Mayan Monster Mouth similar to Atlantis Past Life Memories

Monster Mouth

Monster Mouth at the top of the Uxmal Pyramid of the Sorcerer, Photo by and  Copyright 2008 Miriam Balslely, Used with Permission

An archaeological expedition found two ancient Mayan cities, including a monster mouth doorway, in the southeastern corner of the Mexican state of Campeche.

Take a look at the monster mouth photo on the right. Please notice the eyes the ancient Maya sculpted into the rock. They’re just above and on either side of the doorway. The doorway represents the mouth of the monster and will take you into a dark cave-like room.

This monster mouth doorway discovery in Campeche excited me not only because of the find, but also because of what the archaeologist said about it. It sounded very much like a description of one of my scariest memories of Atlantis.

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Healed by a Curandero – a Mayan Traditional Healer

Guest blog post by Kristine Ellingson, an excerpt from her book:

Cover of the book Tales from the Yucatan Jungle: Life in a Mayan Village by Kristine Ellingson

Tales from the Yucatan Jungle:
Life in a Mayan Village

by Kristine Ellingson

Chapter Fifteen
Curanderos

The next time I am to come up against something I cannot explain it is a shamanic experience, a curandero.

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I burn my left hand with grease splatters while cooking. Being distracted by the girls, I have not paid attention. I have four large burn blisters on the back of my fingers and thumb. I put

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Nature Kingdom Requests our Help – SOS

Nature Kingdom Requests our Help

Photo Copyright 1997 Carol Chapman

Pan, Lord of the Wilderness visited me with a message for humankind. This occurred while writing my first book, The Golden Ones, which became When We Were Gods. He told me that the Nature Kingdom requests our help. However, the type of help he requested surprised me.

He also said that the Nature Kingdom could clean the earth for us, but had become discouraged because of our abuse, neglect, and disrespect. Nonetheless, if we gave the kind of help he requested, the Nature Kingdom could do amazing things for us and the earth.

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Did High Temperatures in February 2017 Break Records?

Did High Temperatures in February 2017 Break Records?

Copyright 2007 Carol Chapman

Here in Virginia, USA, close to Williamsburg, we had three days in the month of February with temperatures of 81F / 27C. That is hot for this time of year! Those are Florida temperatures, not Virginia. Those are nice-days-in-summer temperatures for us! So, I ask myself, “What’s going on here? Did high temperatures in February 2017 break records? Is this climate change or what?”

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Geese are Flying North

Geese are flying North

Local geese fly low over the water and treetops. (Pixabay)

Just to let you know, a couple of week ago, two huge “V’s” of Canada Geese flew by overhead. Immediately, I thought, “Ah, the geese are flying north.” So, I thought you’d like to know the geese are on the move. If you live in Canada or the northern U.S., you’ll be pleased to know that these magnificent harbingers of spring are coming your way. I could hardly see the V’s, because the geese flew so high. They were obviously migrating rather than the couple that live around here year-round, which fly low right over the river or slightly above the treetops. Now, I wonder, did they make it? Have you seen any geese arriving? Please comment below to let me know where you live, if the geese have left (if you’re south of me) or arrived (if you’re north).

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