Category Archives: adventure

Delicious Individual Eating Traditions…I think I like that!

I think introducing a new concept is the best way to introduce a new writing/show/dance…Oh my the opportunities are abundant!

If you were to be sitting with me at this time, you would find a writer, smiling from ear to ear, typing away, in her beautiful, deep, pink Muu Muu. Yes, you read correctly my Muu Muu. However, it is only fitting for me to introduce my most exciting, a bit scary, extremely beneficial adventure, of my entire LIFETIME. 

My brain is racing. The house is quiet as a mouse, lights are dim…it is just you & me…and my computer. Oh and the dogs, cats…(Whisper), “I am stalling! Can you tell?” 

Big INHALE and now EXHALE, EXHALE, EXHALE, EXHALE…

I have written, created, and am now about to share with you…My GREATEST CREATION YET! The Podcast is entitled, “Muu Muu Talk With Teena.” The e-book, writings, club information will all be found here on the http://www.teenadrakeblog.com or Livelove & Carry On.

All of this information will be authentic, researched based by real people, just like you & me, and has been proven to improve your life. Although it is entitled DIET, Muu Muu Talk With Teena is designed for the betterment of our lives. Whether that be beauty, body, travel, parenting, love, money, law of attraction or mentally healthy topics…My promise is all of the information will be for you to receive and decide for yourself, if it is for you. 

As we keep growing we will continue to add services, which will assist you with your DIET plan. But beware, after you embark on this lifestyle, you will cringe at the thought of  returning to the ‘struggling’ to lose those twenty pounds, you have been losing and gaining your entire life. This particular mind set will disappear. In fact the terminology of struggling will be considering a life lesson. Because when we receive those ‘life lessons’ we rarely repeat them, in fear of feeling that struggle once again. Trust me.

Your new mind set will be filled with a deep love & appreciation for you. Yes, you will shape up and feel better than you have ever felt. Yes, people will notice and ask, “How you are losing the pounds?”

Yes, this is FUN! FUN! FUN! So if you are ready for this…then save this post, follow me on WordPress & any other socual media, and LET’S GET READY TO: DANCE YOUR MUU MUU OFF! I am on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, & Snapchat. 

I am super excited about sharing this journey with you. I wrote a book twenty years ago entitled, Stop Beating Up Your Best Friend, YOU! Which I chose not to publish. Now, with all the beautiful technology & opportunities, I can finally share with you. I am so excited! 

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Remember, if you ever need a little extra help or feel like you have a question you need answered, Livelove & Sunshine Messages are always happy to assist you…email us at Livelove.teena@gmail.com or send a letter: Sunshine Messages P.O. Box 173 Milton Kentucky 40045. 

Everyone has ups & downs it is up to you to 

Livelove

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Carry On

Written by: Teena Drake Visionary of Livelove LLC were uplifting others is our main focus. 

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Zit, Pimple, Blemish…they all have the same meaning

Have you ever been in a conversation with someone and all you can think about is this horrific-pain, piercing, one, tiny, spot, on your face! Yes, a zit is making its ‘Grand’ entrance at that very moment!

This conversation was interesting, but in your mind you are screaming, “Don’t ask me a question! Because I have no idea what you are saying. Oh no, I AM INTERESTED! However, this OUCH! PAINFUL, ZIT is attempting to take over my thought process. Please! I beg of you to understand!”

The entire time your friend is chit chatting and all you can see is her lips moving. But your hearing is basically gone. Your feelings are numb and your focus is most definetly on this OBTRUSIVE, probably now extremely visible, puss filling, pocket we call a zit, pimple, or even a blemish, but we all know they are the same!

If a Zit could talk it would sound like this,

“I’m a zit! No, rhyme or reason. No, plan or proper timing. No, specifics nor limitations…I am a ZIT!

I will appear at the most impromptu times. Unannounced yet definetly created…by who? Why YOU? Of course! I am a Zit, I have no thoughts or understanding.

When you rub a simple flake of dirt, across your largest organ. I snatch it up, attempt to ‘do’ my job & next my formation begins.

I realize my ‘why’ may seem trivial to you. I know that I APPEAR, at the seemingly worst times. But hey, I am using my talent, how about you?

I am a ZIT! A PIMPLE! A BLEMISH! I protect & serve your skin.

I know I am obtrusive, obnoxious and you wish I were Obsolete!

However, I will stay the same. Why? Because I am a Zit!

Livelove

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Carry On!

Zit or no zit…you got this! & This too Shall Pass!

Frankie & Freddy Decide to Let it go? Not quite…

To be Continued:

Last we heard from Freddy he was continuing to mope around. He wouldn’t talk to anyone and when Frankie attempted to explain, he rejected her attempts…multiple times!

What else can Frankie do besides move on? Many of Freddy’s friend group had tried to talk to both of them and assist in this terrible misunderstanding.

Would these two, BEST FRIENDS, ever be friends, once again?

Two weeks, had passed and for two more weeks, Freddy was not on the ‘family’ bus, laughing and giggling, with all the beautiful, multi-colored Flamingos and his favorite one…Frankie!

His mommy was extremely concerned about her son. She attempted to discuss the situation with Freddy, but he would always reply with, “Mommy, you wouldn’t understand!”

The Ekard home atmosphere was very gloomy. When Mr. Ekard, Freddy’s daddy, arrived, after his business trip, he had a long discussion with Freddy.

He explained how his mom and himself were concerned about Feddy’s behavior.

His daddy continued to teach Freddy a ‘life lesson’ about mistakes, perspectives, forgiveness, and the value of A Good FRIENDSHIP!

Freddy was overwhelmed with joy and ambitiously ready to FORGIVE. He begged his daddy to drive him to the movie theater to find Frankie.

He could barely sit in his seat while Freddy’s dad drove 55 mph. “Couldn’t you break the law a little bit, I want to get there before she leaves?”

Mr. Ekard doesn’t hurry for anyone! Freddy knew that. But one strong belief he did have was ABIDING by the law. And if you questioned his integrity…ohhhh he had a way to make you feel guilty!

He continues to stare at the road, in silence, hands on the wheel and he squawks before he speaks, “Son (clears his throat) Son, I have always told you Freedom is a choice. I choose to never have a guilty conscious.”

“If I rushed over to the movies to allow you to do something terrific, but…I hit a little puppy or something worse, would I continue to be upholding my end of the deal to take you to the theater safely?”

Freddy sank down in his chair, allowing the seatbelts to slip up…to demonstrate his feelings of rebellion. Quietly he replied with,”I know and no, I wouldn’t want your integrity to ever be questioned.” Rolling his eyes to redirect his focus to the outside.

FINALLY, THEY HAD ARRIVED! Freddy was so excited he tried jumping out with his seatbelt on. His father helped pushed the button to release the latch…out tumbled Freddy. As he recovered himself and checked for any injuries, he looked up and his dad was attempting to hold a contagious laugh..when their eyes met, his dad immediately burst into laughter.

Spewing a mouthful of Cola all over Freddy!

They both froze for a split second…then burst into laughter.

Freddy almost forgot what he was doing they laughed so much! After quite some time they regained their composure. Freddy turned around and fast paced walked into the movie theater.

He asked Larry the ticket sales guy which movie they were watching. It is not difficult to remember ten diverse flamingos and their two beautiful mommies. Who shine so bright they always take a blanket to the movies to cover their brightness, lol.

Larry pointed Freddy in the correct direction and the hunt was on. He weaved in and out of the rows.

Until he heard a precious voice, “Freddy? Freddy is that you?”

He turned around, grinned from ear to ear, and said, “No, its Ralph! Of course, it is me. Is that you Frankie?”

“Yes, come here…he saw a slight glimpse of his best friends beautiful green shimmering feathers waving in the camera’s light.

He made his way back to her and she had a seat saved for him. She had a RIGHT SIDED seat…which is important to remember, because Freddy is predominantly left winged. Which means if you want him to share his popcorn with you, he must be on your right side! Only Frankie knew these little quirks about Freddy.

He snuggled his behind into the cushiony seat, looked over at Frankie smiled real big and said, “I am sorry for being a jerk and I love you. Please do not ever go that long again without being my friend. I was miserable!”

Frankie leaned in and whispered, “I was always your friend, you chose not to be mine.”

The two overlapped wings, in the popcorn bowl and contently starred at the wide movie screen.

You might think that is the Happy Ending and all is well in the neighborhood, but let’s take a gander back to the aftermath of Freddy’s request.

He asked for this dispute to be over. For his friend to never ‘leave’ him again. He also apologized for something he is unsure of because he wanted it to be complete.

Let’s see what happens next and pay attention to how your feelings might change, throughout the story.

As the two newly, reunited, Best Friends walked out… it sounded like squawking to everyone around them. First one would say, “I have so much to tell you.”

Then the other would interrupt to ask,”Did you see the new episode?” (As they caught up on their daily conversations about school, television, and life).

All of the sisters climbed on the bus, Frankie hugged Freddy goodbye and as Freddy opened his eyes to end the long desired hug…he saw Ralph sneaking on the bus.

Freddy pulled away from Frankie, jerked his head to the side (snapping his neck a bit and it hurt), and screetched in a questioning tone, “RALPH?”

“Why are you getting on the bus? Since when did you receive a seat on the Fabulous Flamingo Family Bus?” Freddy continued to spout out questions, to Ralph, himself, Frankie and Mabel, who was attempting to pull Ralph on the bus…who was now FROZEN on the second step wondering if he should be fearful, mad, sad, embarrassed or confused.

Freddy was obviously preparing to throw a ‘baby’ fit. In attempt to diffuse the situation Frankie, nonchalantly, says, “You know what Freddy the best thing for us to do is go home. For now. We will resume this conversation later. I promise. Instead, of you throwing a fit, getting me into trouble with me mums, and all my sisters becoming mad at you again, let’s pause and resume tomorrow. Okay, my friend?” (Frankie always knows how to diffuse Freddy. She begins to speak with her English accent. No one knows if it is truly an accent from her birth place or not, but when it appears in her speaking, it is understood she means business!).

Freddy dropped his wings to his side and began to mope. “I guess, if that’s the way it has to be?”

“Yes, it is a fact. I will speak with you on our walk to school”

Freddy and Frankie hugged one last time and with a little less energy, he climbed into the passengers side of his Farher’s automobile. He didn’t say a word the entire trip home. His dad allowed him to ride in silence and they rode off into the sunset…with the top on the Corvette back & wind blowing through their feathers! If nothing else it was a terrific father/son trip.

To be continued…

Stay tuned, up next…Freddy discovers the entire evening, two weeks ago, was a set up. Frankie knew all day, Freddy was not aloud to go. But she chose not to tell him!

Go ahead and follow us to ensure you do not miss out on the next Adventure of Freddy & Frankie.

How would you feel if you were Frankie? Freddy? Mabel? Ralph? The 8 other siblings? Moms? Dad?

Do you think they will resolve the past, move on, and return to Best Friend status?

If you were Freddy would you NEED to know what happened?

Or could you let it go?

Thank you for reading and please remember everyone has down times. Everyone feels like ‘giving up’ at times, but we are singing a different tune!

We want you to Live, Live, Live & Love with all your HEART! And when you are kicked down (emotionally, physically, spiritually, economically) pick yourself back up & CARRY ON!

Written and Copyrights owned by: Teena Drake

Freddy & Frankie learn the meaning of Perspective!

As the summer months flew by, Frankie and Freddy had became BEST FRIENDS FOREVER! They were inseparable! It was so bad that if the ‘family went to the theater one or the other tagged along. Even though Frankie’s moms had several flamingos to transport, they always told Freddy that they had plenty of room on the ‘family’ bus for one more!

One day, as Freddy was preparing to walk to his ‘besties’ house he over heard his mom talking on the telephone,”I am sorry to hear that. Of course Freddy will understand! He probably has some homework to catch up on anyways.”

When Freddy asked his momma who she was talking to she replied, with a sad low voice, “Freddy, you cannot go over to Frankie’s tonight. She has other plans.”

“WHAT?” Freddy spun around and questioned his mother with a mean, agitated, facial expression and adjusted his bow tie, in disbelief. How could this possibly be true? Thought Freddy. We tell each other EVERYTHING!

“I demand to talk to Frankie!” He spouted in as loud of a voice as Freddy can get, since he is not the fighter that Frankie can be!

He pulled his cell phone out of his pocket and called her. No answer! He was furious! Pacing back and forth. He text her…Hello? Are you there? Hello? What is going on?

No reply! He was now prepared to plea bargain with his momma, “Mom, I need to go over there!something is wrong and I am going to miss the movie! Its Tuesday night bargain night…please, I need to see her!

“No, Blue Momma requested you not come over tonight. I am sure Frankie will explain everything tomorrow.”

Freddy’s feathers were ruffled and he began to cry! He ran to his bedroom and buried his face in his pillow! He sobbed and sobbed, wondering why his best friend broke their date?

The next day at school Frankie tried to explain the circumstances, but Freddy was too upset, embarrassed, and mad! He shrugged his feathers, dropped his head, and said, “I don’t care. You can go hang out with your new best friend. I guess ‘he’ is so good that he can take my place.”

Frankie tried to interrupt Freddy’s pitty party, but Freddy was too frustrated, sad, irritated and a little mad. He turned around and walked away from Frankie…and in mid sentence.

Frankie was now extremely mad at how selfish Freddy was acting! “You know what? Freddy you are being a butt! I am not sorry you didn’t get to go, you are, you are…,” Frankie couldn’t think of anything else to say. She dropped her feathers straight down beside her gangly legs, turned on her heels, and let out a big GRRRRR. Then stomped away in the opposite direction of her ONCE BEST FRIEND…FREDDY!

To be Continued…

Why do you think Frankie didn’t call Freddy?

How would you feel if you were either one of the Flamingos?

What are possible solutions for either one of them?

Have you ever had your feelings hurt so bad, you felt like the friendship wasn’t worth it?

Was the outcome a valid reason or was it due to perspectives?

If you need a little boost let Happy Coaching help you reach the next level of ‘Happiness.’

Livelove

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Carry On!

Written & Copyrights by: Teena Drake

Parents tell me how awesome your child is…

Your children conform to your expectations! As I spend hour after hour working with children of all walks of life and across the globe, I have learned, probably the MOST IMPORTANT, parenting skill…that ALL PARENTS NEED TO KNOW!

Are you ready for this?

The words that come out of your mouth as a parent, form and transform YOUR CHILDREN!

I realize this seems obvious and simplistic, especially when discussing as complex of a role as, PARENTING!However, my research is complete and it is 100 percent true!

For example:

Scenario 1: I had not met this young man before. His father & my honey have worked together for many years, since the boy was 2 yrs. old.

But all I ever heard was how much he bragged on his baby boy. All throughout the years I would here how ‘good’ he was. How talented, amazing and terrific.

Never once did I hear or even imagine… he had any disabilities OR was abandoned by his mother…who actually told him once, “The drugs are better than being a mommy to you!” (This was told to me as an example of the positivity, one parent, can utilize and redirect their child’s life).

Thirteen years later, I had the privilege to meet Nikolas, for the first time. You, as the reader of this post, now know as much as I knew about Nik, until this past summer.

As the gangly, long hair (Peter Frampton style), sweet, soft spoken and might I add, DYNAMIC, young man approached the swimming pool deck he introduced himself.

At that moment my mom & I were ecstatic to meet him. We did the regular introductions and he began a conversation about swimming. Nothing out of the ordinary.

Then I mentioned (off handed) I am so excited to finally meet the awesome Nikolas, I have heard about for so long.

He replied with, “Thank you! Everywhere we go someone tells me how my dad brags on me. He is one amazing dad!”

He has lived in several states and told us of all the people he had met. And yes they all told him the same thing.

Let me ask you something? If someone were to repeat what or how you describe your kids…what would they say? How would they describe/repeat YOUR WORDS?

I knew this young man had some difficult challenges throughout his life, but I promise his dad had genuinely talked his son up soooo much that those possible ‘issues’ didn’t even appear.

I never even questioned his learning difficulties nor thought of them. I only included the two known hurdles that this young man had, to demonstrate how influential his dad’s description was…EVEN WHEN THEY WERE SEPERATED for work.

You see…we already know our downfalls, even as children. So why not illuminate the good in our children & ourselves? And watch the GOODNESS shine?

Parents! Perfection is impossible. Even in you!

Begin at this very moment to write all the GOOD about your child. Leave out the other and watch the GOODNESS GROW LIKE A BOUNTIFUL GARDEN!

This works with adult children as well! It almost seems as though by highlighting their terrific qualities the irritating ones disappear. Same with yourself!

Need a Sunshine Message for you or sent to someone? Email me or mail your request/donation to: Sunshine Messages P.O.Box 173 Milton Ky. 40045.

Everyone has down times, our mission is to ensure you know that no matter what…This Too Shall Pass & We urge you to…

Livelove

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Carry On

Written by: Teena Drake

Do you have a bucket list or a list of goals?

What? What’s the difference? I questioned as I listened to the sweet lady on the radio, as the DJ asked her, “What is on your bucket list?”

She began to tell of everything on her ‘list’. Go see beautiful sights, meet certain people, ect. Then the guy asked,”Were any of these on your goal list before you were diagnosed?”

Wait a minute…What? What is the difference? Is there a difference?

I anxiously waited for her response…she replied with…

UGH! A commercial break. Tell me! Were these two list the same? Was there any other list?

When they returned to the interview nothing was said about the goal question. No, not one darn thing. They skipped over it like it wasn’t even asked.

Yes, you already know it is time for a Mrs. Drake investigation!

I must know does everyone have a bucket and a goal list? Are they the same? And if not why are they different?

I began to ask these questions to family members. Their responses were all over the place. However, we all agreed on one thing the difference is a bucket list is something you think of when your possible exit date is known and a goal list is for the living.

Hmmmm I am not sure I agree with this concept.

Let me ask you this…doesn’t it make more sense to combine the two lists and begin living to ‘accomplish’ those experiences you so desire.

What if ‘get a job’ on your goal list was changed to…

Bucket list- I will find a company that appreciates my talents and what I like to do. We cocreate together to improve their business and to improve my revenue.

Goal list- Be Married by 25.

Bucket List- Fall in Love, laugh alot, enjoy them each day like it is Our last together.

Goal List- Take a trip to Italy..

Bucket List- My love and I travel to Italy and stay in quaint little Air B&Bs each night.

What are your thoughts on Goal List vs. Bucket List?

Let me know because these two words seem to be similar. However, the general perspective might be a little messed up.

I don’t know about you but I think I want to LIVE each day focusing on my bucket list, rather than making goals that I may never reach.

But if I think it could be my last day, month, or year…how much more will I accomplish versus the list of ‘goals’ that I think I SHOULD DO.

This thought is still in the works! Therefore, I will take any advice on the topic, if you would like to share!

Also I am looking for a title of my newest book…For Network Marketers and Companies to grow by leaps and bounds. My original title was…Why do I HATE/LOVE you…NETWORK MARKETERS?

I would love to know what type of title would intrigue you to purchase and read this book?

(Side note…be on the look out for this book because the first two weeks it will be at a big discount. And Karatbars Affiliates we have some surprises for you!)

If you need a little extra help with ‘Life’ get in touch Livelove.teena@gmail.com it is quick and simple and FUN.

Also offering Angel Card Readings email me.

As always..

Livelove

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Carry On!

Archery & Life

Have you ever thought about shooting a bow & arrow? What does it take? Is it simple, can anyone pick it up and directly hit the bullseye? Maybe, 1 in 1,000,000!

The fact is launching an arrow from the bow, is a learned skill set within itself. Not to mention hitting a bullseye!

During the wee hours of the morning, I tossed and turned, as I observed myself and several others learning to shoot a bow and arrow. The unknown instructor would explain, demonstrate and repeat over and over again. Next, we would follow his every move until…LAUNCH!

Many arrows fell directly at our feet, some would wildly shoot into the darkness. Those of us that struggled over and over again would become frustrated and aggitated to the point of giving up!

Then it happened! Our instructor said, “Lay down your bows. Close your eyes. Listen to my words”…as they explained step by step just the same as before, they would pause after each instruction, to allow us to visualize the actions needed to be successful.

The last instruction was, “Pick up your bow, place your fingers in the correct position, pull back and launch…feel the arrow as it soars through the air and plunges directly in the middle, BULLSEYE!!!!

Do you celebrate the small accomplishments or are you constantly desiring more?

Begin to allow yourself to celebrate. Feel the sense of accomplishment! What would your action be?

Would you thrust your arms into the air to send a vibration of YES, HOORAY, HIP-HIP-HOORAY? Feel the emotions that accompany your moment of success!”

As each person in my dream picked up their bow and arrow, they seemed to become illuminated. Along with the target. The darkness filled the empty spaces. Step, by step…each person practiced feeling their way to a bullseye! Some cheered as success filled their being with tingly emotions of ACCOMPLISHMENT.

Yet, others never hit the bullseye. However, something was different this time around. Those who didn’t hit the bullseye weren’t upset…Instead, they were uplifted and full of determination. In other words they had been given a second and third chance.

What about you? Have you taken time to visualize ‘how you want to feel’ after you have accomplished the ultimate bullseye?

Have you learned of what your true desires are? Sometimes we are attracting nothing or living based on a default program called auto-pilot. Do this at 9, be here at 10, ballgames until 8, supper, bed, sleep, repeat.

It takes only a moment to visualize. Yet, it takes some of us a lifetime to understand how similar life is to archery.

1. Archery: You need a skilled educator to teach you and guide you.

Life: Loved ones, mentors, friends

2. Observe, gather, and learn.

Life: from the day you are born you are observing, gathering ideas, beliefs and developing the skills set you need to survive.

3. Visualize, feel the celebratory outcome and cheer!

Life: How many accomplishments have you made, that you have shuffled under the carpet? Instead of illuminating your own experiences and talents.

4. Do it! Pick it up and launch the arrow!

Life: Are your launched arrows dropping at your feet? Due to failure to see the end feeling or for lack of launching at all?

You will hit many more bullseyes the more arrows you launch. But if you do not allow yourself to know what your target is, your arrows will either fall at your feet with a dud. Or launch into the darkness never to reappear.

Take the time to know at least what you most desire right now and begin to take the necessary steps to learn how to ‘launch’ you arrow. Before long you will hit a bullseye like it is second nature because you ‘know’ where it is going and how to ensure it makes it SMACK DAB in the middle!!!! BULLSEYE!!!

Hello there! I am super happy to share with you.

Come along and follow me! I may be able to help you attract the life you have always desired!

Or you may have something to assist me in HITTING MY BULLSEYE.

So come follow me as we take this MILLIONAIRE by law of attraction journey! Who knows this could be FUN!

Okay, if you do not know me, let me reassure you this journey is gonna be the time of your life! So please come share with me!!!! Come cocreate, coexist and persist to be happy 99% of the time.

Livelove.teena@gmail.com

As always…

Livelove

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Carry On