A Thougthful Moment Enterprises presents
"A Thoughtful Moment"
by Karlynn Baker Scharlau
MS, CPC, CRC, CEAP
Available for purchase
and radio syndication
52 most requested scripts collected together into a thoughtful moment for 52 weeks. Excerpts from the radio program airing on KSAZ-580AM Tucson, Arizona every morning after 9:00am. The segment has been on the air for five years, hosted by Karlynn Baker Scharlau.
Enjoy some selections below:
"This book is a culmination of my lessons and thoughts in my journey of recovery and of life. I have discoved that my attitude about everything is the key to my happiness and success. I have discovered tools and wisdom that have enriched my spirit. I have a renewed relationship with my higher power and I want everyone to understand that they can be happy and move out of the darkness and into the light."
Karlynn Baker Scharlau has worked in the mental health field for over 20 years. Her philosophy is to help people to help themselves. She is a a graduate of the University of Arizona, where she received for MS in Rehabilitation Counseling. Karlynn owns her own counseling business and wants her clients to understand that they can move out of the darkness and into the light. She lives in Arizonas and never tires of the beautiful sunsets and loves being a grandmother to her little cherubs.
Are you feeling bored and restless? Do you need to make a change of some type? When we allow our daily routine to go on and on, we can become uncomfortable at times. People who make creative breakthroughs are the ones who usually are looking for different ways of doing things. I am going to suggest some possible ways to get out of your rut. This could actually be fun. Now, please keep an open mind.
- If you usually brush your teeth with the right hand, use the left.
- Speak to someone you see every day but have never spoken to.
- Part your hair on the other side.
- Take a different route to work. See what new things you discover.
- Go window shopping to stores you have not visited before.
- Now here is an interesting one--read a novel except the last chapter--then write your own ending.
- Read a book on a subject you know nothing about.
- Find a new use for an object commonly found in your work area.
- If you have a willing partner, exchange roles at home for a day.
Now, think up some ideas on your own and see what you can do. Of course, daily routine is necessary for some things, but mixing things up a bit might be just what the doctor ordered.
"1 am learning to get unstuck."
How many times have you found yourself worrying? I have had this difficulty since I was a young child. And what does worrying really get us? It often causes mental anguish, which can lead to a headache, and it can cause other physical problems such as a stomach ache, or high blood pressure, to name a few.
Have you found that most of the terrible things you worried about never came to pass? So, you have wasted time and energy. What is the likelihood that what you worry about will actually happen?
In order to avoid worrying and the negative aspects of it, we need to use reasoning. This is not always easy. But let me share an example with you. This is a true story I found on the internet.
"Once, shortly before a major concert before a standing room only audience, a member of Arturo Toscani:ni's orchestra approached the great Italian conductor and had an expression of terror upon his face. He said, "Maestro, my instrument is not working properly. I cannot reach the note of E-flat. Whatever will I do? We are to begin in minutes."
Toscanini looked at the man and smiled. He placed his arm on the man's shoulder and said, "My friend, do not worry. The note E-flat does not appear anywhere in the music that you will be playing tonight."
So, the next time you find yourself deep in worry and all tied up in knots, perhaps you can stop and ask yourself what is the likelihood of the problem really coming to pass. Hopefully, you can go on to something more constructive. "1 do not need to worry today. "