Dharlene Marie Fahl http://www.dharlenemariefahl.com Loving Life Completely Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:38:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 ANGELS & SENIORShttp://www.dharlenemariefahl.com/blog/angels-seniors/ Sat, 15 Jul 2017 21:53:46 +0000 http://www.dharlenemariefahl.com/?p=1707 Dharlene Marie Fahl - Loving Life Completely

ANGELS & SENIORS + SENIORS & CHILDREN + CHILDREN & ANGELS = ONE POSITIVE & POWERFUL WAY TO INSPIRE! Red Poppy Press has teamed up with 18 senior artists in the Murrieta, Menifee, Sun City & Canyon Lake area to create a book for children ages 6 through 8. The seniors are busily creating their…

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ANGELS & SENIORS + SENIORS & CHILDREN + CHILDREN & ANGELS = ONE POSITIVE & POWERFUL WAY TO INSPIRE!

Red Poppy Press has teamed up with 18 senior artists in the Murrieta, Menifee, Sun City & Canyon Lake area to create a book for children ages 6 through 8.

The seniors are busily creating their angels to meet the September 1st deadline for submission. Many angels have arrived early.

The angels appearing in the first children’s book from Red Poppy Press are: The Angel of Truth, Angel of Affection, Angel of Strength, Angel of Animals, Angel of Friendship, Angel of Healing, Angel of Oceans, Angel of Hope, Angel of Dreams, Angel of Knowledge, Angel of Joy, Angel of Flowers, Angel of Wisdom, Angel of Quietness, & the Angel of Music.

The message of the book will be revealed soon.

Founder of Red Poppy Press, Dharlene Marie Fahl, is also a certified tea specialist and to show her appreciation to the senior artists, they celebrated together with tea!

Senior artists collaborate for children’s book.

Not all of the angel artists were in attendance for this first tea event but there will be many more tea parties in the near future!

Book Signings will also involve TEA.

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NEW SERIES!http://www.dharlenemariefahl.com/blog/new-series/ Sat, 08 Jul 2017 22:09:54 +0000 http://www.dharlenemariefahl.com/?p=1691 Dharlene Marie Fahl - Loving Life Completely

HOW TO MEDITATE WITH TEA — A new series from author, Dharlene Marie Fahl — published by RED POPPY PRESS. A PERSONAL & FACILITATOR’S GUIDE FOR HOW TO MEDITATE WITH TEA — each of the five new books contain a guided meditation segment to further enhance your meditative experience with tea. SEVEN SIP GUIDED TEA…

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HOW TO MEDITATE WITH TEA — A new series from author, Dharlene Marie Fahl — published by RED POPPY PRESS.

A PERSONAL & FACILITATOR’S GUIDE FOR HOW TO MEDITATE WITH TEA — each of the five new books contain a guided meditation segment to further enhance your meditative experience with tea.

SEVEN SIP GUIDED TEA MEDITATION SERIES — sure to delight and enlighten.

Seven Sips to ATTRACT LOVE, Seven Sips to FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, Seven Sips for STRESS RELEASE, Seven Sips to FIND YOUR PURPOSE & Seven Sips to INNER PEACE.

HOW TO MEDITATE WITH TEA — A NEW MEDITATION SERIES

Step-by-step instructions for an individual or for a group leader to feature a guided meditation with tea. Sure to be a perfect fit for those wishing to go a bit deeper in self-discovery.

Tea and meditation are an ancient combination practiced by the Buddhist monks thousands of years ago.

Learn about tea and the benefits of meditation.

It’s as easy as sipping a cup of tea!

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WORLD TEA EXPO 2017!http://www.dharlenemariefahl.com/uncategorized/world-tea-expo-2017/ Wed, 14 Jun 2017 05:07:36 +0000 http://www.dharlenemariefahl.com/?p=1657 Dharlene Marie Fahl - Loving Life Completely

Where the world meets for tea! Yes, right here in Las Vegas — of all places! “World Tea Expo is all about Advancing the Business of Tea World Tea Expo is the leading tradeshow and conference focused 100% on premium teas and related products. Blending fresh ideas, the latest trends and new distribution channels with…

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Where the world meets for tea! Yes, right here in Las Vegas — of all places!

“World Tea Expo is all about Advancing the Business of Tea

World Tea Expo is the leading tradeshow and conference focused 100% on premium teas and related products. Blending fresh ideas, the latest trends and new distribution channels with three days of focused buying, selling and education, World Tea Expo is your chance to capitalize on this growing category to the fullest.”

Tea is HOT! No getting around it, so why not join us?

We’re a wonderfully strange breed of folks — the nicest you’d ever want to meet, for the most part. Tea people (tea geeks) have an instant bond when they meet. They may be from opposite ends of the globe, but tea is a uniter. It is naturally a beverage of hospitality, meant for sharing, made for sharing, and that’s what we do when we get together.

This is my 12th World Tea Expo and it is always so wonderful to catch up with old tea friends and hear about their travels and adventures with tea and for tea.

Newbies are easy to spot. We also see ourselves in those fresh faces so eager to learn. We welcome them. We need them. The industry needs them. The world needs more tea people. Well, America needs more tea people. The rest of the world is very savvy when it comes to tea, America has some catching up to do. But it’s all in Divine order.

We get exposure to other countries and other cultures — tea brings us all together so see and taste the beauty.

A beverage of peace. A sip of self-reflection. An elixir of transformation. A warm and soothing cup of inner healing. Yes, tea can take you down many roads — just choose one — or allow yourself to be guided. Tea knows what to do.

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REFINING & REDESIGNING TEA SERVICEhttp://www.dharlenemariefahl.com/blog/refining-redesigning-tea-service/ Sun, 28 May 2017 21:44:22 +0000 http://www.dharlenemariefahl.com/?p=1645 Dharlene Marie Fahl - Loving Life Completely

Have you ordered a cup of tea in a restaurant lately? I’d be most curious to hear about your experience. After 13 years in the tea industry, I’d given up on ordering hot tea in restaurants long ago. Lately, though, I’m doing a bit of an experiment to see if anything has changed. It’s a…

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Have you ordered a cup of tea in a restaurant lately?

I’d be most curious to hear about your experience. After 13 years in the tea industry, I’d given up on ordering hot tea in restaurants long ago. Lately, though, I’m doing a bit of an experiment to see if anything has changed.

It’s a bit too soon for a clear and fair conclusion but what I’ve experienced so far is not very encouraging. It still appears tea is a forgotten element in most establishments. Oh, you’ll probably find it on the menu, but just watch the expression of your server if you order it. Don’t ask too many questions, either.

I’ll be reporting my experiences and keeping a photo log of what transpires from location to location.

What prompted my desire to go exploring was more about HOW tea was being served; now it’s about WHAT it’s served in, and the perception of the server, as well as the preparation of the establishment. Has anyone put any thought into the type of tea offered? Was there any forethought to the actual service of tea? What comes with the tea? Are there any dessert options?

The photo I’ve included was how tea was served to me last month. It reminded me of my teenage years — over forty years ago — because not much had changed!

The sale of tea in America has been rising steadily for well over two decades.

The amount of tea that is imported into this country is almost shocking. Most of it is black tea and the preparation of it is for iced tea. Although green tea has seen some significant growth; black tea over ice is still the favorite.

Ready-to-drink teas are growing in variety to keep up with the huge demand for them. These are bottled, canned, and refrigerated teas. Check out what is happening in the grocery stores near you. Tea is occupying many shelves in the soda aisle, in refrigerators, and even special refrigerated units are being installed to stock new versions of bottled teas and Kombucha. I have watched the coffee and tea aisle change over the last decade with larger selections of both beverages, but significantly so in the tea shelves; especially in large cities like San Diego.

The Inland Empire, just an hour up the road from San Diego, is behind in their grocery stores. The boxed tea shelves are still rather meager but not the refrigerated shelves or the number of bottled tea selections in the soda aisle.

A lot is changing; tea is trending, big time! The restaurant industry seems to be shielded by blinders of some kind.

Clunky, cafeteria-style mugs, outdated metal teapots, old and stale teabag selections that are sold in every grocery store and discount store — who wants that?! I sure don’t and I’m truly disappointed to see the lack of attention to tea.

The refinement of tea service in this country in long overdue.

This isn’t about every establishment offering Afternoon Tea, it’s just about giving tea some thought, some planning, and the dignity it deserves!

This is the number one beverage on the planet! Yes, TEA is, next to water, of course. I can’t imagine what foreigners think when they order tea in America.

Sure, we’ve seen growth in tea shops and tea chains, but little growth from the restaurant industry. Oh, everyone jumped on the coffee bandwagon, didn’t they? The tea bandwagon hasn’t happened just yet. Indeed some are getting it. Some places must be doing it nicely. If I find them, I will let you know. So far, I haven’t. Even those charging upwards of fifty dollars for Afternoon Tea, need to check in on their level of tea service because I have had two recent disappointing experiences with them, as well.

The presentation of the tea has been superb but the quality of tea and actual serving of it needs some serious attention. Even when all the attention is on the food, I was served the worst scone I’ve ever had in my life in a fine and renown hotel that brags about their daily Afternoon Tea service.

America, we can do this!

I’m working on some ideas — I’ll keep you posted.

 

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DIALOGUE WITH DIVINI-TEAhttp://www.dharlenemariefahl.com/blog/dialogue-divini-tea/ Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:36:24 +0000 http://www.dharlenemariefahl.com/?p=1638 Dharlene Marie Fahl - Loving Life Completely

Goddesses sipping tea together — of course, that could happen! Please join me and radio show personality, Johanna Carroll of Dialogue with Divinity, as we sip tea and discuss the divini-tea, sereni-tea, and tranquili-tea of TEA. How to reconnect with Spirit, God, the Divine, or whatever term you use, Essence is waiting for you. Longing for…

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Goddesses sipping tea together — of course, that could happen!

Please join me and radio show personality, Johanna Carroll of Dialogue with Divinity, as we sip tea and discuss the divini-tea, sereni-tea, and tranquili-tea of TEA.

How to reconnect with Spirit, God, the Divine, or whatever term you use, Essence is waiting for you. Longing for you. Missing you. In the time it takes to mindfully sip a cup of tea — you disconnect to reconnect with all that awaits.

Here’s the link to the show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtuL4WpJdnA&feature=youtu.be

For the link to the free sip-by-sip guide, we talk about in the show for HOW TO MEDITATE WITH TEA:

https://redpoppypress.sendlane.com/view/meditatewithtea

It’s simple. It’s soothing. And it’s time. Time to tune into your divine self. Time to quiet yourself enough to hear the still small whispers of wisdom.

Put the kettle on — divinity waits.

More about Johanna Carroll:

International spiritual counselor, teacher and author Johanna Carroll offers Get Psyched! a custom coaching and training program where you work one-on-one from your home at your own pace.  Johanna will inspire you through her fun easy method of Get Psyched! to learn how to work from the inside out.  You will learn how to:

  • develop and trust your intuitive abilities unlocking your spiritual potential
  • trust your inner voice to guide you in life choices
  • put your spiritual glasses on in viewing life from a higher perspective
  • create a dynamic spiritual strategic plan for life changes
  • begin to live a fulfilling life every day from a centered place of awareness, joy and peace
  • activate the new trinity of spirituality, reality and practicality

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INNOCENCE LOSThttp://www.dharlenemariefahl.com/blog/innocence-lost/ http://www.dharlenemariefahl.com/blog/innocence-lost/#comments Wed, 12 Apr 2017 01:21:08 +0000 http://www.dharlenemariefahl.com/?p=1632 Dharlene Marie Fahl - Loving Life Completely

San Bernardino school shooting — lives lost — children shot — children as witnesses. In a heartbeat — the innocence of childhood is shattered. Don’t give me that crap about children being so resilient! NO — these children suffered a trauma. These blameless victims will never know true freedom. Sure, life will go on, but…

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San Bernardino school shooting — lives lost — children shot — children as witnesses.

In a heartbeat — the innocence of childhood is shattered.

Don’t give me that crap about children being so resilient! NO — these children suffered a trauma. These blameless victims will never know true freedom. Sure, life will go on, but their brains will rewire themselves, and things will never be the same. All of this because grown people couldn’t hold themselves together. Who knows what they suffered as children. Yes, it’s going to show up at some point in life — these traumas — these triggers — these tragedies.

My heart goes out to children, those here, and those sprayed with chemicals because grown people can’t hold themselves together!

Bottom line — people need to be loved — need to feel love and feel loveable. Why does this concept get so screwed up? Why do we screw it up? Pain — it rewires the brain — and things get screwed up.

How do we unscrew ourselves??

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AN INVITATION TO TEAhttp://www.dharlenemariefahl.com/blog/an-invitation-to-tea/ Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:01:35 +0000 http://www.dharlenemariefahl.com/?p=1615 Dharlene Marie Fahl - Loving Life Completely

How to calm your mind -- sip by sip instructions

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A special Tea Tarty Invitation just for you!

Oh, this party will be different, but in many ways, it is also an ancient way to have tea. This tea party is a celebration of you!

Tea has a long history of being used in celebrations, rituals, meditations, and parties of all kinds.

For this special tea party invitation, the party starts off with tea for two, but then it becomes all about you.

There are great mysteries that involve tea which date back thousands of years. It was the Buddhist monks who discovered how tea leaves helped them stay awake for long periods of meditation, but at the same time, they found it also kept them calm.

This is why tea has been more associated with calming down, while other beverages are used to perk one up for short periods of times but then bring one down abruptly — tea does not do this.

The tea party you are invited to is about sipping and calming yourself down.

Tea and Meditation — both will calm you down. The health benefits of both tea and meditation are astounding. So putting them together seems like a perfect solution for whatever is causing you concern — physically and emotionally.

                                                           Calm Your Mind

There is a gift for you today — one you may enjoy over and over again.

A short pdf book that provided for you the complete sip-by-sip instructions for learning to meditate with a cup of tea.

Would you like to learn how to do this?

Here is a link that will take you to the FREE book. This link does not take you to anything you must purchase — it is a gift.

https://redpoppypress.sendlane.com/view/teainvitation

This is a tea party where you will be introduced to BLISS — something that people find is almost as mysterious as this thing called, meditation.

All you have to do is sip tea and read along. Everything has been laid out for you — this is what a good hostess will do.

It’s also just a click away … enjoy!

https://redpoppypress.sendlane.com/view/teainvitation

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LIVING FROM THE HEARThttp://www.dharlenemariefahl.com/blog/living-from-the-heart/ Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:50:36 +0000 http://www.dharlenemariefahl.com/?p=1608 Dharlene Marie Fahl - Loving Life Completely

  Living from the heart is a happy heart and a happy heart is a healthy heart. Healthy hearts have healed. Healed hearts have harnessed harmony. Harmonious hearts are hardy and host no hostility. Hardy hearts are harmless and heroic. Heroic hearts make history. Historical hearts become holy. Holy hearts are filled with hope. Hopeful hearts…

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Living from the heart is a happy heart and a happy heart is a healthy heart.

Healthy hearts have healed. Healed hearts have harnessed harmony. Harmonious hearts are hardy and host no hostility. Hardy hearts are harmless and heroic. Heroic hearts make history. Historical hearts become holy. Holy hearts are filled with hope. Hopeful hearts and purple hearts both badges of honour. Honourable hearts are havens and hospitable hearts. Hospitable hearts harbour and house with humility. Humble hearts heal hurting hearts.

Holes in hurting hearts heal and transform into honest hearts. Hardened hearts and half hearts become whole again. Whole hearts and hallowed hearts cause no harm and hold no hatred. Harsh and hasty hearts now heedful and helpful. Heavy hearts in hiding hesitate no more.

Heartily harken to the health of your heart.

Life on earth lived from the heart is a life lived in Heaven.

LIVING FROM THE HEART  & http://www.redpoppypress.com/

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FIRE ROOSTERS ARE HOT THIS YEAR!http://www.dharlenemariefahl.com/blog/fire-roosters-hot-year/ Sat, 28 Jan 2017 18:07:51 +0000 http://www.dharlenemariefahl.com/?p=1602 Dharlene Marie Fahl - Loving Life Completely

YES, IT’S OUR YEAR — those of us born in 1957 — 60 years ago — are the FIRE ROOSTERS. It’s a 60-year cycle — I don’t know about the rest of you — but I plan to be here for the next cycle!! The Good Lord Willing! I have enough work and writing projects…

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YES, IT’S OUR YEAR — those of us born in 1957 — 60 years ago — are the FIRE ROOSTERS. It’s a 60-year cycle — I don’t know about the rest of you — but I plan to be here for the next cycle!!

The Good Lord Willing!

I have enough work and writing projects in the queue that will keep me busy through the next 60-year cycle!!

Guess that means I’ll have to stay focused. Roosters are hard workers. Here’s what they said about us on yourchineseastrology.com:

“Fire roosters have the leadership ability, and they are smart, confident but impatient. Also, they are independent and attach great importance to their privacy, so they don’t like be too intimate to others. Fire roosters like to pursue freedom and stimulation rather than the well-behaved, ordinary and joyless life. They have a passion for vigorous exercise and cannot stand the static activities.

Generally, fire roosters have a strong concept of time and they are trustworthy. However, fire roosters are short-tempered and they will feel uneasy if they cannot finish something on time.

Fire roosters are enterprising and they are often successful in middle age. Fire roosters love the challenging work rather than the jobs which are steady and easy to deal with; they have the goal to pursue and the difficulties to overcome. Also, they are good at participating in the competition at work, and competition is the essential weapon in their life.

Fire roosters have good luck in wealth. However, no wealth will fall down from the sky, and they need to strive to create wealth. Fire roosters get good results regardless of the jobs they choose; they have fast luck in wealth and often have unexpected harvest; they are good at managing money matters and can maximize the interest of their money in hands, but they need to purchase some fixed assets where the money is in surplus.

In terms of love, fire roosters have a rich, colorful and romantic emotional life. However, they may meet obstacles more or less and male fire roosters have more problems than females. The disputes are easily to appear between the couples, leading to the emotional problems.”

I cannot deny too much of this! LOL

We are what we are, and it is NO ACCIDENT that we chose 1957 as our birth year. Let’s have some tea to celebrate!

HERE’S TO A SUPER-DUPER COCK-A-DOODLE-DO YEAR!!

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TEA & TRANSFORMATIONhttp://www.dharlenemariefahl.com/blog/tea-transformation-meditation/ Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:15:04 +0000 http://www.dharlenemariefahl.com/?p=1597 Dharlene Marie Fahl - Loving Life Completely

TEA & SELF-TRANSFORMATION In the time it takes to mindfully sip a cup of tea — you can start the transformation of your life! Yes, yes, I’ve been saying this for years! Self-transformation begins with learning to transform your thoughts — to change negative thoughts and insert positive ones instead. MEDITATION FOR THE MIND You…

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TEA & SELF-TRANSFORMATION

In the time it takes to mindfully sip a cup of tea — you can start the transformation of your life!

Yes, yes, I’ve been saying this for years! Self-transformation begins with learning to transform your thoughts — to change negative thoughts and insert positive ones instead.

MEDITATION FOR THE MIND

You can choose to do this many ways — but I have discovered that tea seems to be a “safe” way to introduce people to the concept of meditation. I say “safe” in that it doesn’t feel too weird, too woo-woo, too out there for most people. They have seen the meditation gurus, sitting in cross-legged positions for hours at a time. Most people, young or old, can’t seem to do this comfortably for any length of time.

They’ve heard people chanting — reciting phrases repeatedly — burning incense — waving smudge sticks around — strategically placing candles and crystals all around them — and yes, for many people, this is just too weird.

I, personally love it, and have become comfortable doing all those things. Do I do them all the time? Nope.

But sitting down with a soothing cup of tea, in a comfortable chair, or at a desk, seems doable for many.

TEA & TRANQUILITY

This ancient beverage, the number one beverage in the world, by the way, has been used for millennia in rituals of celebration and meditation. It has been used commonly as a beverage of hospitality — of welcome — of understanding — even when no words are spoken.

Can you extend this beverage of hospitality to yourself? Can you be hospitable to yourself? Can you welcome yourself without judgement and simply sit down and sip a cup of tea?

Will you relax your body, calm your mind, release your stress, and rid your mind of negativity — while sipping a cup of tea?

TRANSFORMING YOURSELF

It’s not going to happen overnight — this transformation — this kindness to yourself seems to take some getting used to. Isn’t that an utter shame?!

We have to retrain ourselves in order to be nice to ourselves.

Sad, indeed, wouldn’t you say?

TRANSFORMERS

My son has all kinds of those transforming robots that turned into vehicles in a few clicks — our transformation isn’t quite that quick — and if I remember correctly — the robots did that to blend into their surroundings. But we’ve been doing that for far too long! Blending in is not how or what we wish to do.

Transforming is taking us from where we are to where we desire to be. And for the majority of us — it is a state of mind. People can choose to be happy in even the bleakest of situations. Was Mother Theresa surrounded by luxury?

No, she surrounded herself with those that no one else wanted to be anywhere near — and she found a great deal of happiness in serving — in loving those who were deemed, unloveable.

Sadly, many of us have deemed ourselves unloveable — unworthy of love — incapable of love. STOP THAT!

In silence there is magic, music, mystery … and much more.

STOP THAT NEGATIVE SELF TALK!

That’s it — that’s my message.

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RED POPPY PRESS — Publishers of Positive Words

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