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Changing Your World…One Idea at a Time: October 2011

October 2011-

Emotional Wellness-

Patricia Potts

Stress Management. Is this really Possible?

Guest Column by Lena Baron:

Stress Management. Is this really possible?! I ask myself this question every day. Especially as I go through my Stress Management course this semester. I know I said that I was going to blog all of my Stress Management diary posts. But some just don’t need to go public.:)

Last week I read every word of the chapter that was assigned. By the time I was finished I found myself in a stupor of frustration, yet wonder. Especially as I read about Maslow’s theory about Self-Actualization. I believe that he has hit it pretty close on what our potential is for true inner peace. I just don’t have a clue how it’s possible to find the time to take the time to reach the steps as a crazy mother of three busy boys. I can barely gather my thoughts to blog let alone analyze my inner self and it’s thoughts. I NEED TO though! I have said before that I need to get away and write. I really believe that that will be the only way for me to sift through my inner self. And that will take an insane amount of planning and inconvenience for way too many people. So how do I maintain the ounce of sanity I have at the moment?

I’ve taken more afternoon’s off in the last couple of months then I have… ever. Outings just for myself. Mostly to go to the Spa (it really helps to know the owner;).

I’ve listened to meditation and relaxation programs before I fall asleep. This has been a good experience. I hope to find more and explore this avenue.

I breath more. Seriously.

I’ve laughed out loud as much as possible.

That’s how I’ve maintained this week.

New Music Studio For Guitar Students

Yea!  We have a performing group complete with new mikes, drums, electric piano, bass, rhythm and electric guitar and we now have a room to rock out!!  It has been so much fun!  Stay tuned for performance times and dates.


Needle in a Haystack?

When I was in Elementary School I went to a Church activity.  That night Spenc Pock sat on a haystack and sang to us.  The lights were low and there was a light directly on him.  I was mesmerized by the rhythm and message.  I was captivated as if I were the only one in the room. 

That night I decided that one day I would play guitar and one day I would sing for others on a haystack. 

I found pictures of haystacks and I drew haystacks and for years I dreamed of my goal, pondered about it and prayed about it.  When I was shopping at Walmart at the first of October I found a lonely bale of hay in a center aisle.   I took it home and let it be part of our POTTS PIZZA POP GUITAR PARTY in October. 

Yea! I finally got to sit on a haystack and sing to a group of people.

Dreams really do come true and sometimes we do find needles in our haystacks!


I am now a guest blogger on Saturdays for Latter-day Women Magazine online.  Join me for short stories and tips guaranteed to increase your emotional health!

(click on the brown box farthest to your left J)


Workshop available at House of Hope on October 20, 2011.

No cost.

1:45 PM

If you are interested in coming contact me at

Workshops available at SLCC on November 1st at 8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Email me for further information.

New Workshops in the Works for 2012!!

Kerri and I have often wished we had more time during presentations to churches, schools etc.  Then the idea struck us that we could share what we have through extended workshops!

Therefore, we plan to begin a 4 part workshop in January. The cost is $10.00 (50% will be donated to NAMI.) It will be held in my home and include more hands-on exercises.  We are excited about this idea and would love to add you to the waiting list.  Please sign up at  Let us know whether daytime or evening works best for you on a Tuesday or Thursday.

Let’s start 2012 in a great way!!


Yea!  My book is now available on Nook and Kindle for just $2.99!!!!