Well, we’re still here. And although the Apocalypse has not yet occurred, we are experiencing a type of end of days – or at least era – with The Oprah Show shutting down after 25 years! How am I going to exercise my tear glands and release oxytocin on a regular basis now??

Fanatic follower or not, you can’t deny that Oprah Winfrey has used her platform for educational and inspirational purposes with class and dignity, affecting millions all over the world in a positive way; she’s been an oasis in a TV landscape filled with Jerry Springer’s, Jersey/Atlanta/NYC/Mob Wives and a million CSI/Law & Order’s.

One of Oprah’s mandates is to live your best life. The great thing about May 21st was that although a joke to many, it perhaps for a minute forced us think about what we would like to do before our final day arrives, whether it is by mass destruction or natural causes.  Acknowledging the inevitability of death can be a powerful motivator and if you’ve ever heard me speak, you know my mantra is “your time and energy are your most precious resources.”  So the question is what are you doing with the breath, pulse and intelligence you possess while you still have it?

Another thing Oprah always talks about is the universal wisdom of being present, of living in the moment. Most people can spend days, months and years regurgitating the past or worrying about the future, which is one of the biggest wastes of that precious time and energy.

It’s a delicate dance that requires deep discipline and profound love of life to ‘live each day as if it were your last’ and to know that ‘there’s no time like the present’. What will always snap us back to these truisms, at least temporarily, is the instant devastation we observe or experience like in the recent tornados, volcanoes, earthquakes, violent acts, or simple accidents  – recognizing that our physical belongings at the least, and our physical bodies at the worst, can literally be wiped out in a heartbeat.

The good news and reality is more likely that we are indeed coming to The End of the World as We Know It – and perhaps that’s not such a bad thing, you might even feel fine…But if you’re sensing a little Doom in your Days, give me a buzz and I’ll provide an alternate uplifting of your spirit -while allowing you to remain here on the planet -so  you can make the most of who you are every minute of every day!

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