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Below this short-sweet blog are previous experiences with kindness of strangers.

Recently, we were parked near JFK entrance waiting – as the plane was delayed – and the battery died – having AC on for a while must’ve been last straw!! I tried to contact our road service -to no avail – started walking (darkness quickly approaching) to exit nearby and I started chatting to lady who asked if we needed anything – I took a leap and asked for a ride to our terminal -or any terminal – and voila! done! We arrived about the same time as the passengers picking up – took Uber home-and the car was not towed overnight -whew!! All is good after new battery :)-

Travel Adventures: The Kindness of Strangers continues

I recently was on a Sicilian holiday with my husband between family visiting in London and Amsterdam. Everything was well planned and going wonderfully – we visited the beautiful coastal resort Taormina, Palermo and then ancient Greek ruins in Agrigento. The rental car was fine and our European GPS working well until…

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I’ve always gone out of my way to help others – including strangers.  So whenever other’s kindness is directed to me, I actually wonder if it’s a Karma thing – or simply good folks being nice! Probably a combination.  Anyway,  there I was in Amsterdam last week visiting with family, temporarily separated from my husband […]

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Recently, as a guest on Stevie Mack’s radio show I  briefly spoke about being grateful & “the kindness of strangers.” I started to reminisce  re a number of years ago when I was experiencing extreme emotional and physical challenges. ( read more about that http://www.balanceandpower.com/meeteileen.php).  I didn’t know about EFT then- I surely would’ve helped […]

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I’ve always gone out of my way to help others – including strangers.  So whenever other’s kindness is directed to me, I actually wonder if it’s a Karma thing – or simply good folks being nice! Probably a combination.  Anyway,  there I was in Amsterdam last week visiting with family, temporarily separated from my husband since we had a mix-up exiting the tram. So…a lovely women verbally guided me to the next stop, and I did not run into him.  Then sitting down in the noon sun in The Spui (square) – next to young friendly Amsterdammers who listened well and advised me to wait 15 minutes before heading back to where we were staying. So, just as my fifteen minutes was over Steve appeared having retraced his steps from the tram stop – no cell phones activated. Image

A few years ago we were separated abroad in a much scarier scenario – I disembarked the ferry boat too soon – still in Asia not Istanbul yet – as I was on the dock level just exited the restroom and it appeared everyone was leaving!  I was beside myself (didn’t know EFT yet to release my anxiety).. Long story short, a young mom who spoke English called the hotel, got directions and guided me to a different ferry and directions when to get off and how to get to the hotel.  An hour later Steve showed up (crazed) very relieved and happy to see me there in the lobby waiting his arrival.

Lessons learned: 

~ALWAYS have a cell emergency activation even if its an English speaking country

~If you’re traveling with someone, stay with them no matter what!!  On the boat if I had gone back up to the deck where we were seated he was there. On the tram, I needed to look back and not think he was behind me.

~ Always carry the address and phone # of where you are staying. (I did that).

Do you have any travel mishaps and/or “kindness of strangers” stories to share?

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Here are 10 simple ways to beat the blues and add well being!:

1.  Take time outside- even on a cold or dreary day fresh air is a mood booster, as is sunshine’s vitamin D.

2.  Face time with a friend and if possible a happy person- it’s contagious!

3.  Listen to music, an instant mood – dopamine booster! Dopamine is the neurotransmitter that regulates the brain’s pleasure center – which also gets a boost from sex and food! 🙂

4.  Move.  A 20 minute workout can improve your mood for up to 12 hours!  Do what you like- not necessarily the treadmill.  Take a fun class or walk-run-bike with a friend.

5.  Take a catnap.  A nap can be an incredible mood booster.

6.  Snack if you’re hungry- don’t let low blood sugar make you crabby.

7.  Volunteer: Research shows that volunteerism can significantly increase happiness and life satisfaction.

8.  Render acts of kindness to strangers.

9. SMILE! and act “as if”.

10.  When possible, be around children and pets 🙂

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