#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

In a good place

I woke up early this morning, even for me, so there is probably an afternoon nap in my future.  :)  That said, I enjoyed my morning devotions and prayer time very much, and the ambience was wonderful–candles glowing, coffee brewing, pets still sound asleep.  I followed up with a 45 minute ride on my exercise bike while listening to a Tony Robbins CD.  :)  (I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned it before, on the blog that is, but I’m a major Tony fan.  )  The program is called the Ultimate Edge, and though I’ve been through it before, this seemed to be a good time for a refresher.  I’ve also attended a couple of Tony’s events–talk about energy!–but I’ve never worked up my nerve to do the firewalk.  I’m too worried that I’ll get out there in the middle of that long bed of hot coals and completely lose my grip on the required mindset.  I know Oprah did it, but, then, in my opinion, Oprah is a superhero(ine).  Seems she can do just about anything. Somebody asked how many books I go through in a week.  The answer–my best guess, anyhow–is between 3 and 5.  Before you get too impressed, keep in mind that I listen to them while I’m doing other things.  :)  Trying to go to sleep, for instance, or driving, or exercising, or cooking or doing art…maybe it’s the ADD, but I do tend to be a multi-tasker. One of my New Years intentions was to meditate once a day.  (I tried for twice, but that was hard to stick with.)  Wendy introduced me to an App from Holosync the other day and I’m using that now, as it’s easier to focus.  What I love about this particular meditation is the technology that involves both the right and left sides of the brain.  I’m building new neural pathways by meditating, and that’s exciting.   Oh, the magic of neuroplasticity.  :)  (The brain’s remarkable ability, a God-given gift, to adapt itself to any kind of change. )

Sure enough, the computer goblins got part of this blog–again.   I’ll fill you in tomorrow.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

33 comments to “In a good place”

  1. Nanci S.
      · January 8th, 2015 at 11:13 am · Link

    Thank you Linda for the answer to my question.
    You keep quite a routine…

  2. Lynn
      · January 8th, 2015 at 11:13 am · Link

    It’s so great to read your excitement in your comments! Keep up the good work girl! You inspire!!

  3. Helen Gaines
      · January 8th, 2015 at 11:19 am · Link

    Linda, I am so enjoying hearing from you on a daily basis. I t is great!! You are auch an inspiration to me. Thank you for your input, as it is so inspiring!! God bless you in this new year!!

  4. Virginia H
      · January 8th, 2015 at 11:24 am · Link

    I wish I had your mind set. I just make it day to day and hope for the best. I have trouble sticking with things.I also don’t have a lot of luck with audio books, I guess I just understand more by reading books.

  5. dixie hadley
      · January 8th, 2015 at 11:26 am · Link

    Wow! in my book Oprah doesn’t have anything on you. I absolutely love your blogs. I can’t imagine how you could possibly add one more thing to your schedule but somehow you find a place in your life to enjoy “one more” thing. You’re my hero for sure. LOL

  6. dixie hadley
      · January 8th, 2015 at 11:33 am · Link

    I just saw the last line in your blog about the computer goblins. Lord have mercy on us all :wink: :lol: . I sent a chapter of my book to my editor to preview and it is now lost somewhere in cyberspace. I wonder if the little computer goblins would mind sending me impute and corrections on the lost chapter? I did a complete computer search and it is absolutely MIA. Oh well, I’ll do it again, maybe this one will be even better than the lost one :roll:

  7. Laura Ann Harris
      · January 8th, 2015 at 11:41 am · Link

    I do not blame you one bit about not wantin to walk on hot coals Linda. That sounds like a sure visit to the ER to me. :-P

  8. midge watkins
      · January 8th, 2015 at 12:04 pm · Link

    Girl, you are amazing! Oprah may be a hero in some people’s
    eyes, but here in this northwest corner of the US, we have
    more than that. Keep up the encouragement. We can all be
    blessed with it.

  9. mary D. Wornick
      · January 8th, 2015 at 12:05 pm · Link

    Good Morning all,
    Wanted to say hi and for all have a nice day,enjoy your reading your blog. Very interesting, thank you for sharing your day with us. I love to read but never have a read more than one book at a time. You go girl. Have a nice day all talk with you later. God bless keep safe bye for now.

  10. Roberts Giordano
      · January 8th, 2015 at 12:18 pm · Link

    Don’t think I would try walking hot coals either. Would never make it my mind is too busy. Have a great day everyone !

  11. Laurie Sullivan
      · January 8th, 2015 at 1:14 pm · Link

    Hi Linda,

    It’s been a long time since I’ve commented on your posts. I have enjoyed reading them however!

    I have relocated to Fort Worth, TX now from Rockford, IL. What an eye opener! They call this place the Metro Plex. I call it a Cluster you know what! I’ve commuted to Chicago for work for several years and never have I seen the likes of the traffic and maze they call roads here! It’s been one month and I’m beginning to get the hang of this lifestyle but I have a long way to go.

    I’ve been searching for work down here and am getting no where. I believe they take a look at my resume and know I’m an old lady, so they don’t hire me. Now, being in HR, I know this is wrong, but, I also know it’s done. 8-O I’m thinking maybe it’s time to get one of these novels I have in my head on paper now. Maybe it’s the universe telling me to start putting my thoughts down on the keyboard. I’m just trying to find the inspiration and direction on where to start now. Any suggestions would be helpful.

    I envy your ability to “listen” to books. I just can’t do that. I can listen to music, the tv, traffic, but not a book. I don’t know why. I do read on my nook everyday though. I go through two to three books a week. I’ve had to start using the library online cause hubby was starting to complain because my $2.99 books were beginning to add up! :wink:

    Keep practicing the meditation. It’s not something that comes naturally to someone with ADD, but with practice it gets easier. I used to do it but stopped several years ago. It didn’t do much for me but that’s just a me thing. I hope it helps you. I’d rather do an hour on the treadmill or an hour with Richard Simmons, “sweating to the oldies!”

    Take care and I hope to become more involved again. Still have some painting and unpacking to do, but will spend more time on the computer now.

    Be well,

  12. pat Dennis
      · January 8th, 2015 at 1:20 pm · Link

    Received my autographed book today. Thanks so much.

  13. Shirley Miller
      · January 8th, 2015 at 1:48 pm · Link

    I’m so glad to know we share an admiration of Anthony Robbin’s work! I’ve read most of what’s he’s written – as I have read most, if not all, of what you’ve written, Linda. His work gave me “nerve” while yours gave me hope – and combined, they gave me courage. That said, I attended one of his events and made the decision to “make the distinction” that my choice to not walk on hot coals was a manifestation of my personal power. :-) I hope all is well in your world today!

  14. judy
      · January 8th, 2015 at 2:00 pm · Link

    So glad you are in a good place. Just keep it up.

  15. Gloria
      · January 8th, 2015 at 2:12 pm · Link

    Well finally, Linda, I can do something you’re not doing…I read anywhere from 4 to 8 books most weeks. The week I checked out the Debbie Maccomber, (not sure of the spelling), books, I checked 3 out on Monday afternoon, and returned them on Wednesday afternoon, and could have returned them Wednesday morning, but I was running errands with my son.

    Now that I’ve bragged on myself, let me tell the whole truth :oops:…While I’m reading, I don’t write any books, do any art, do any exercise, tend to any animals, go on any trips…well, you get the picture. I read my Bible, eat, sleep, and read.

    I think I need to strive to do more with my life than just read.

    Thanks for the Blogs and the books, Linda.

  16. Leanna
      · January 8th, 2015 at 2:40 pm · Link

    I love to read while I exercise, it makes it go faster and you don’t get bored and stop.

  17. Ruby Norwood
      · January 8th, 2015 at 3:03 pm · Link

    You are a hero to me Linda, I do not know how you do all the things you do. I can’t even get one book read sometimes in a week and never over two. I enjoyed the blog today!! Learn something new every time!!

  18. Tammy Ragle
      · January 8th, 2015 at 3:13 pm · Link

    Love early mornings when everyone is asleep and able to enjoy my first cup of coffee and exercise with music.

  19. Lois Rotella
      · January 8th, 2015 at 4:04 pm · Link

    You do have a busy morning. I hope do some meditation. I do not know if it will help me or not. I do enjoy doing crafts and listening to music. I also want to let you know I really enjoys your books and your blog. Have a great weekend.

  20. Crystal Carney
      · January 8th, 2015 at 4:38 pm · Link

    I could never walk on coals either so you are not alone . Enjoy your blogs

  21. Marcy Collins
      · January 8th, 2015 at 5:21 pm · Link

    I am enjoying all your posts as they are keeping me learning so many new things! I am so glad things are going well for you in all aspects of your life!

  22. Carol Luciano
      · January 8th, 2015 at 5:29 pm · Link

    I think it’s just great what you accomplish during your day Linda. The coals of my life I have to walk are enough for me. :).Wish Icould get into listening to books but I have read. It to get into it.
    Carol L

  23. Patrice
      · January 8th, 2015 at 6:48 pm · Link

    That is very interesting about neuro
    plasticity! I want to look up that meditation app for sure. I started meditation during the worst year of my life and it’s a Godsend for sure. xo Thanks for the inspiration, and of course hours of reading pleasure! :)

  24. Lea Williams
      · January 8th, 2015 at 11:08 pm · Link

    3-5 books a week, I read with my own eyes 2 to 3 a week. Of course my kids are grown, and with the cold weather I sort of live with a book and big fluffy blanket. Glad things are well with you. Blessings.

  25. Barbara
      · January 8th, 2015 at 11:13 pm · Link

    I’ m glad you brought up the fact that our brains can and do repair. My husband had another stroke Dec 1, 2014 in the Occipital region (on the left side in the back) of the brain (controls vision) and the neurologist explained how the brain is trying to fix itself. He lost the peripheral vision of the right eye. So because the blood clot blocked the blood’s path, the brain just decided to make a new path.
    God has made wonderful specimens of us :wink: !

  26. Terri Shortell
      · January 9th, 2015 at 1:33 am · Link

    I really need to check out meditation. I’m trying transcendence in therapy which I enjoy tremendously. I think if I incorporate both into my life I may be able to handle stress better. I love the info and news you share in your blog. Thank you Linda.

  27. Christina C
      · January 9th, 2015 at 8:35 am · Link

    Maybe your computer is protesting the cold weather?

  28. Jessica Alcazar
      · January 9th, 2015 at 9:11 am · Link

    Meditation is excellent therapy. Good luck!! :)

  29. Ange
      · January 9th, 2015 at 10:48 am · Link

    Hi Linda,

    I’m a longtime fan and LOVE the stories you tell us in your books. A couple years ago you mentioned that Wendy & Jeremy moved from the west coast and stay in your lake house. What’s happening with them now? I’m sure you love having them so close to you again!!! I moved from another state to my home state to be close to family and it was the best decision I ever made.


  30. mary D. Wornick
      · January 9th, 2015 at 12:13 pm · Link

    Good Morning all,

    Just dropped in to say hi and hope all is fine.
    Bye for now talk with you later, god bless keep safe.

  31. Valdi M
      · January 9th, 2015 at 1:44 pm · Link

    good morning. Happy New Year to everyone.

  32. Lorrie
      · January 11th, 2015 at 8:30 am · Link

    Love reading your blogs. It encourages me to write my own more often. Thanks for the honesty that pours forth from yours!

  33. mary D. Wornick
      · January 11th, 2015 at 11:42 am · Link

    Hi all, Its me again just wanted to say good morning and have wonderful day. God bless keep safe.

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