Created a crossword of affirmations for children

We’ve spent some time at balance-infosystems.com automating the process of creating crosswords. There are still some manual steps involved but the process of creating a crossword is a lot easier than before.

This crossword puzzle was inspired by the list of affirmations for children at http://www.abundancetapestry.com/101-affirmations-for-children/

Enjoy

Keith

Click on the image below to play the crossword puzzle

MiAffirmations 1.5.0

MiAffirmations and MiAffirmations free 1.5.0 has been submitted to the iTunes store for review.

  • Changed default initial playlists to ‘Goals, Wisdom, Self-worth, and Generosity’.
  • Enabled forward and previous buttons to work with playlists that have no repeat settings.
  • Changed the repeat switch to work with the MiAffirmations playlist and the Music playlist.
  • Other minor bug fixes.

Submissions for 1.6.0 requests are now open.

Meditation 24/7

It’s quite easy to turn MiAffirmations into a meditation tool. You record your mantra into an existing playlist or create a new playlist, turn repeat on and choose a relaxing and/or meaningful background music.

Note that the free version has 3 predefined playlists and you cannot create new ones. This restriction does not exist in the paid version—for more info see the version comparison table.

Obviously, this technique would work only with mantras that have a meaning. It’s not useful with mantras that do not have any specific meaning (but are designed to be mere concentration tools).

Choose the version to get from the iTunes app store:
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What is a “harmoniser”?

I recently started using this title on my business card. I thought it would be catchy, but I was really surprised with the interest it created at a leadership meeting today. Many people asked me what the “harmoniser” is? and what does a “harmoniser” do?

So, basically, harmonisers (as I see them) are a breed of leaders that the world very much needs today. These people are happy and peaceful (well, a majority of the time) and their abundant peace and happiness spills out into their families, neighborhoods and work environments.

In business, they harmonize people, processes and systems they work with. They bring blessing into a team, which starts to flourish seemingly out of nothing.They would perform their tasks very well, but would also operate in the domain of group consciousness—to eliminate the agents of fear, anxiety and stress. In their harmonizing efforts, harmonisers are always focused on the long term goal, as it takes time to help establish harmony.

If you are a believer, a harmoniser is a person who intentionally helps, uplifts, cares and prays for others because she or he thinks it is hers/his sacred duty.  If you a non-believer, a harmoniser is a person who intentionally helps, uplifts and cares for others because he or she genuinely loves people. If we lived in the Star Wars galaxy, harmonisers would be Jedi warriors.

Structurally, harmonisers would position themselves as team leaders (and further up the chain) of the environment they move and work in, but it is not uncommon for harmonisers to completely avoid all of that in order to focus their work within the domain of group consciousness.

Worth mentioning is the source of harmoniser’s positive attitude, peace and happiness. If you want to be a successful harmoniser, you should hook up with the infinite reservoir of the same, so you could freely share harmony, peace and happiness with everybody else without depleting your own reserves.

Everybody in the world seeks this source, and they find it in all sorts of places and human activities. But for me, as a believer, this source could be found only in a personal relationship with God, who never changes and is always full (no matter the amount of happiness, peace and love you would ask Him to sprinkle over the others).

Positive Repetitive Affirming Image Sound Education – PRAISE: How kids may learn math or chemistry while playing action games!

Yesterday I’ve stumbled across a new use case for MiAffirmations—and the word is PRAISE (Positive Repetitive Affirming Image Sound Education).

My boy did not have a good night sleep and thoughts about last night’s bad dream kept coming up throughout the day (i.e. for some reason usual cuddles and assurances did not completely remove the fear caused by this particular bad dream). So, I wanted to help him by giving him an affirmation, which would play in the loop (on his iPad), and cause him to forget the nightmare and overcome the fear.

I’ve created a new MiAffirmations playlist containing the mentioned affirmation followed by the 5-second “silence” file. I’ve set it to run in the repeat mode and then switched to the iPad screen. The achieved effect was that MiAffirmations was playing in the background and the affirmation was heard every 5 seconds.

Then he started his favorite iPad game, which opened up and started it’s own background music and sound effects. As he was playing, every 5 seconds you could hear the affirmation play mixed with the game sound.

Then the moment of epiphany came. What if I record a times table detailing the results of multiplication operations, or periodic table describing the properties of chemical elements and play those in MiAffirmations tool while my son is playing with his games? That would mean that he would receive bits of information while leisurely playing on iPad and not even thinking about learning. In other words I would be able to extend his knowledge education session even into his play time — PRAISE.

Well, “learning while you play” is an old thing, but usually the knowledge gathered during play time was more about picking up new physical or social skills. But here we are talking about feeding in dry facts, memorizing volumes of hard data (which would take months of diligent study time) and learning the whole curricula (e.g. history, math, chemistry etc.) during the leisure time, by using the technique of Positive Repetitive Affirming Image Sound Education ( PRAISE ).

I’m really excited about this and will try it out; it reminds me of flash cards that we used when he was younger—but here we are using educational sound clips. What are your thoughts on this? What would you teach your kid if you would want to apply the PRAISE method in his or hers education? Do you see some other alternative use for MiAffirmations?

If you would like to try PRAISE on your child (or on yourself) you could use the free version of MiAffirmations (click on the FREE button below). The only limitation of the free version is that you can’t create new playlists, but would have to use one of the predefined ones. You can edit playlists with the paid version of Miaffirmations (compare versions).

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PS: Android version of MiAffirmations is being worked on.

MiAffirmations Free

MiAffirmations Free has been submitted to the iTunes store :-)

MiAffirmations Free has the same functionality as MiAffirmations ( formerly Goalnetter ) without the ability to add or delete playlists (compare versions).

To get your copy of MiAffirmations Free from the iTunes app store click on the button below.
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James Oppenheim – The foolish man …

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.” James Oppenheim.

This quote by James Oppenheim reminds me that happiness is a state of mind and comes from within. The times in my life when I have been unhappy are normally when I am not displaying the me that I want to be. To become happy again I just remind myself of the things I am happy about by asking myself simple questions like

  • What am I happy about?
  • What have I learnt today?
  • Who have I helped today?
  • Who loves me?
  • Whom do I love? and
  • What is the next action?

I encourage you to record your own version of this quote with your own voice and put it into a “happiness attitudes” or “attitudes” playlist within Miaffirmations.

Here is a recording example I made for my own playlists.

Cheers

Keith