Archive for the ‘Empowering’ Category

Living Your Wildest Dreams

June 8, 2010

Women in Charge presents a special one-hour presentation with Julie Lewis on empowering women to unlock their true potential, and “take action”.

WIC &Julie Lewis present Living Your Wildest Dreams

Come along and meet Julie Lewis on our first two WIC talks for June. Julie runs Mountain High, a company which offers a diverse range of challenges, retreats and personal development programmes for women that engages the mind, body and spirit. For women who dare to let their imagination run free in their desire to explore the wonderful world around them.

Julie has made a difference in the lives of many and could do the same for you, unleashing your desire to live your wildest adventure dreams. Julie Lewis’ goal is to encourage, inspire and motivate as many people as possible to step out of their comfort zone, take charge of their health and well being, connect with different cultures and discover their true potential by connecting with nature through adventure travel and her Power of Three retreats.

Do you dare to let your imagination run free in your desire to explore the wonderful world around you? Come and listen to Julie Lewis at the Discovery Bay Golf Club. She will empower you to unleash your natural confidence and share stories, pictures and footage of hundreds of women achieving the extraordinary in the spirit of adventure!

Julie has lead, trained and managed multi-national teams of women & men on adventure challenges and expeditions to Borneo, Nepal, Lebanon, Iran, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, South Africa, Kerala, Morocco, The Arctic, Oman, Tibet, Peru and many more!

Her passion, enthusiasm and energy have been the catalyst for personal change in her clients’ lives. Don’t miss out on this amazing talk – learn to kick your procrastination habit and come and join us!

Most of her projects have had a humanitarian or health related theme to them and Julie’s projects have addressed osteoporosis, breast cancer, diabetes and heart disease. She is also linked to schools and orphanage projects in Sri Lanka and Africa. As a result of her work Julie was nominated for the Emirates Woman of the Year Award in 2005 and this year she has been nominated for the International Business Women’s Achievement Award.

Julie has infectious energy, passion and enthusiasm. She is an authentic presenter with a strong personal interest in unlocking people’s true potential. She has made several television appearances, enjoys wide media coverage and has been a regular guest on several radio programmes in the UAE, where Julie used to live before coming to Hong Kong. Julie has also written for various lifestyles and travel magazines. Come and listen to Julie Lewis at the Discovery Bay Golf Club – prepare to be INSPIRED!

REGISTER NOW!

Venue:             DB Golf Club

Session 1:        Tuesday 15th June from 10am-11am, or

Session 2:        Monday 21st June from 7pm-8pm

Transport:       Buses from the Plaza run at 9:40am and 6:40pm respectively

HK$150 for WiC members

HK$300 for non-members.

Sign up early with Paypal on WIC’s website here>>

For more information email us at   info@womenincharge.com.hk

Advertisements

Top 10 Reasons why you need to make a Will – Numbers 5 to 1

May 27, 2010
5. By making a will, you can name the people or charities you want to benefit. This means that you know exactly how your estate will be divided in the event of your death.

 4. Without a will, you’ll have no control over who inherits what. Your estate might not be shared as you want it to be. Friends and unmarried partners definitely won’t receive anything. So if you want to make sure that your loved ones can benefit from your estate, then you’ll need to make a will.

 3. By having made a will, the legal aspects of dealing with you affairs will be much easier, for all involved.

 2. If you die without a will, you will have died intestate. This means your loved ones could suffer unnecessary financial hardship or additional distress.

 1. If you’re a parent, then you’ll want to make a will to ensure that you say who you want to bring up your children if you die. Without a will, your children become Wards of Court and the courts could decide to appoint someone else to bring up your children.

 Now you know just how important making a will is, isn’t it time you made one and reduced the amount of distress your loved ones will suffer in the event of your death?
To find out how to make a will, and see what other services are offered by our experienced team of Will writers, contact US

 or call him on 3100 0101.

What are we reading this week?

April 17, 2010

Little Voice Mastery

by Blair Singer

 

About a month ago I realized that I had my head in the sand a bit. I have a lot of change happening in my business at the moment.  I find it easy that with all of the new tasks on top of my old tasks that I can get overwhelmed when something unexpected blows up.  When it gets to be too much, I just want to hide.  Push the big Pause Button and block out all the stuff I didn’t get done and that is still rattling around in my head.  Well, this doesn’t work does it?  When I don’t get things done, my brain wakes me up at 4am to start my to-do list.  This isn’t good because then at 9pm I am exhausted, but need to stay up to make sure that my husband is still my husband and catch up. 

Classic example of a trainer needing some training.  I like to look at myself as well as the people I train physically in yearly as well as monthly and weekly cycles.  There are times of the year that you will naturally want to be fitter; usually the fear of summer and togs inspires that one.  Other times of the year you may feel the need to learn and are drawn to take a course or start reading.  Many of us go through a spiritual cycle where we need to soul search or find a deep connection with God, the Universe, our family, the community or the earth itself. 

My time right now is a time to refocus.  So I started by reading a book on Goal setting. That prompted me to make the best goal of all.  I promised to read 100 pages a day, 4 days a week for 4 weeks.  These books can be fitness or business related.  Wow what a difference!  I feel fired up again! 

At the moment I am reading, “Little Voice Mastery” by Blair Singer.  He is one of Robert Kiyosaki’s (Rich Dad Poor Dad) advisors.

Many of these motivation books are not rocket science and this is not any different.  They are written to remind you of what you already know in a way that teaches you something about yourself.                                       

This book talks about the little voices in your head.  No not the crazy voices, that is another book all together.  These are the little Disney Devil and Angel that used to sit on Donald’s shoulder.  Only not so much about good and evil but rather should I or shouldn’t I.  My 6am alarm went off and I should get up and : go for a run; get up and read; check my emails etc.  Then the other voice says: you were up late you need the sleep more; you can stay in for lunch and get the emails checked; give the belly a pinch and a rub and feel like it is not that bad and can wait till tonight – which you know will never happen.  Sound familiar? 

We all have other people’s voices in our heads as well.  When I was a kid, my mother said I was “mentally retarded in Maths”.  Those were her actual words and I apologize if I offend anyone with the horrible wording but it was the 70’s.  She used these words when talking to the ladies at church about how I was doing in school or to my teachers or to my Dad or to me.  These words in the beginning were meant to somehow motivate me to apply myself and eventually they became a simple fact and a mental and medical condition.  It became an excuse for me to not even try certain things.  I would not take science math or physics, go for pilot’s license in air cadets etc.  Then one day a teacher didn’t buy into it and had me tested.  Turns out I have a very average grasp on maths with no psychological, mental or medical handicap at all.  Well that changed things dramatically!  It turns out that physics really made sense to me, my D average in business maths  went to a B- in one term, organic chemistry in University was even in my grasp. 

An ex boyfriend had once told me that my 58kgs of curves was such a welcome change to the 43kg ballet dancers he usually dated.  What was meant to be a compliment, led to 3 years of anorexia at 42kg (I am also fiercely competitive). 

Without us knowing, little voices are created and our sub conscious listens to them.  This book, “Little Voice Mastery” is a great reminder that we have to tap into our sub conscious and really listen to what is being said in our heads.  We need to bring our awareness to them and deconstruct the ones that are not serving us anymore. 

Blair Singer says “I’m willing to say to anybody that the only thing that stands between me and what I want is between my right ear and my left ear.”

 Check out the Amazon link for a discount on this book.

THE POWER OF A POSITIVE NO (how to say no and still get to yes) – William Ury PH.D

April 10, 2010

Have you ever wondered why most women find it hard to say “no” ? Why is it as a woman we quite often are compelled to give in and do something we do not really wish to do for the sake of hurting somebody’s feelings? Why do we quite often feel insulted by a friend’s “no?”. Is it that the expectation is that your friends will always agree with you and come along because you as a friend will always say “yes”!

Perhaps it is the way we say “no” rather then the no itself, perhaps we do not answer at all in the hope that the other person will forget they asked us or maybe we never say “no” and then build up our frustration with them by avoiding them? The power of a positive no is a brillliant example of how to say ‘no’ positively and get an outcome that suits you both.

This book discusses how important communication is when negotiating – there are some great tips that can obviously help you during working hours but you will be pleasantly surprised how it can also help you with friends and family members. There are many books out there claiming to help you communicate better, but I must say this book was recommended to me and I am glad I picked it up and read it!

I love reading what William Ury has to say as the last book that he co-wrote “getting to yes” gave some great tips also.

Passion and Love

April 6, 2010

The forever inspiring Ana Scherer from NRG Coaching has given the WIC a run down on the finer points of passion and love.

What you put your attention on grows stronger in your life. Imagine for a moment that your life revolves around what you are passionate about; your family, friends, your ideal career, your favorite hobbies, etc. Everything that you do has the element of passion and love involved. How much different would your life be?

Living your passions is the secret to have more joy and love in your life. It seems like an easy thing to do, but let me ask you this: Are you passionate about your work? Are you making time for your favorite hobbies and sports in your life now? Are you spending quality time with your loved ones? How long since you and your partner went out on a passionate date?

The writer Viktor Frankl wrote in his book “ Man’s Search For Meaning” that “The greatest task for any person is to find meaning in his or her life.” We can only find meaning in our lives if we follow our passions. And how do we find our passions? Great question!

First you need to be clear about who you are – what your values are, what’s important to you, what makes you smile, what your strengths are and where your creativity lies. After doing the inner work, you will have clarity and clarity leads to the power to act. The clarity about who you are will lead you to the clarity about what your passions are.

Your passions are the loves of your life. They are the things that are most important to you. When you are living your passions you are aligned with your personal destiny. When you are aligned with your destiny, your life is joyful, delightful, exciting and fulfilling. That’s our natural way of living. That’s the way that leads us to experience true LOVE!

With energy and passion,

Ana

Julie Bolduc – DB Leading Lady for April

April 1, 2010

Julie Bolduc leads the Nutritional Consulting and BodyTalk™ practice at Holistic Central, one of Hong Kongʼs longest established and most prominent holistic healthcare clinics. Julie has over 15 years of experience in alternative healthcare and energy medicine. She is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) from one of the most highly recognized nutrition colleges in Canada, the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, with advanced studies in Ayurvedic Nutrition and Herbology. She is also a Certified BodyTalk System™ practitioner, Certified Reflexologist and Reiki practitioner.

Prior to arriving in Hong Kong in 2008, Julie had a successful practice in Paris (France) and Brussels (Belgium) with an international client base. She was a senior BodyTalk™ consultant for the Family Hope Center in France, specializing
in the treatment of severely brain injured children. Prior to opening her own practice, Julie worked in a very busy healthcare clinic in Canada, alongside naturopaths, chiropractors and other nutritionists specializing in nutritional consulting, kinesiology and allergy elimination techniques (NAET).

Julie has been a frequent guest speaker, conducting workshops for several organizations across Europe and North America on topics of nutrition, applied kinesiology and treatment of special needs children. She lives in Discovery Bay (Hong Kong) with her husband and two children.

The BodyTalk System™

BodyTalk™ is a state-of-the-art approach to integrative mind/body medicine by combining Western medicine’s scientifically supported research in fields such as neuroscience and epigenetics, along with a large number of highly recognized
ancient and modern healing methods and principles of knowledge, such as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and acupuncture, yoga and meditation philosophies, chiropractic, consciousness studies and energy psychology.
BodyTalk™ is astonishingly simple and effective and allows the body’s energy systems to be re-synchronized so they can operate as nature intended. Through the use of muscular biofeedback (applied kinesiology), a comprehensive protocol
and specific BodyTalk™ techniques, Julie is able to stimulate the body’s innate ability to balance and heal itself on all levels.

Nutritional Consulting for Adults

The holistic nutritional and lifestyle program run by Julie Bolduc is truly unique.She takes into account all aspects of the client: lifestyle, diet, even their physical,mental and emotional well-being when creating a program that brings results.
The program helps those who have digestive disorders, blood sugar problems, trouble losing or gaining weight, allergies, stress or serious illness. The BodyTalk System™ is used regularly to get to the root of addictions and food allergies as
well as release unhealthy emotional patterns.

Nutritional Consulting for Children

For children, Julie educates parents on proper nutritional needs that are unique to their child. She addresses the role of nutritious foods and supplements in the development of the childʼs brain and body as well as the option of BodyTalk™
sessions as a tool to help address physical or emotional issues the child may be experiencing. This program is developed for neurotypical children as well as those with ADHD, dyslexia, autism and other developmental delays or handicaps.
Julieʼs program addresses learning issues (concentration, focusing, reading, writing, motivation, confidence), stress levels and mood, chronic illness, allergies and intolerances (food and environment).

What are we reading this week?

March 30, 2010

Secrets of the Millionnaire Mind – mastering the inner game of wealth
By T.Harv Eker

This is a great book by a great motivator! If you are interested in how to think like a millionaire then listen to what the author of this book has to say.

“This is the most powerful, persuasive, and practical book on becoming wealthy that you will ever read” – Brian Tracy, author of Getting Rich Your Own Way.

T.Harv Eker states “Give me five minutes, and I can predict your financial future for the rest of your lie!” Eker does this by identifying the personal “money and business blueprint” everyone of us has ingrained in his or her subconscious mind, and it is this blueprint, more than anything, that will determine our financial lives.

This is great book worth reading once in your life.

How to get your childs attention – Always a challenge

March 19, 2010

By Naomi Richards from The Kids Coach

Getting a childs attention is very difficult to do especially when they are zoned out by the television, computer or another electronic device. If you want to convey a message to them don’t shout so they can hear you because they can’t. Instead do the following. I have tried out and tested this idea and it works:
1. Stand in front of your child and look at them.
2. Wait until your child stops what they are doing. They will because either you a obstructing their view or you are annoying them just standing there. They will stop and look at you.
3. Ask them what you would like from them – selling the benefit e.g. please can you turn off the television in five minutes and then please put on your shoes as I need to take you to your friends.’
4. Then ask them to repeat what you just said so you know they have heard you. If they can’t I suggest you switch off the television, pc, DS etc and then you will have their full attention.
5. When asking them what you want them to do use positive words and respond to them when they complain about your request. They want to know that they have also been heard.
The request may be as simple as, ‘Can you tidy your bedroom?’ (they will be able to find things in their room or earn pocket money) or ‘Please come down for dinner’ (else they will be hungry and there is no chance of food later) You will need to give them a reason why, what is going to happen when they have? What is going to motivate them to do it?
It is a challenge sometimes getting the co-operation of our children. We need to be clear about our request and how the request will benefit them. Doing it in a calm and relaxed manner, possibly with humour also helps!

Interesting Occupations – Bra model

March 17, 2010

Denise Robertshaw

We have been searching for some interesting occupations and what better person to ask then the vibrant Denise Robertshaw who has been living in Discovery Bay for 15 years, here she is giving us the run down on becoming a bra model.

How did you get into this field?

I saw an advertisement in the dollar saver magazine and went in for a casting.

How long have you been working as a bra model?

I have been working in this role for 2 and half years. It is hard though because you need to maintain the same size ALWAYS!
You can’t be shy about your body – I feel like I spend most of the time naked (top only) in a room full of people; including Men who aren’t allowed to touch you.

What do you see as the key to success in your industry?

The key to success is being flexible and professional at all times. You spend a lot of time on your feet and spend plenty of time running around HK – involves plenty of travel – sometimes it takes an hours travel to just get there. I could try up to 100 bras on in one day.

Is there any advice for women seeking work as a bra model?

Overall I love my job and would recommend anyone to try it out. It’s hard to say what they are looking for. It’s just depends on your measurements whether or not you get the job.

For those who would consider becoming a bra model what advise would you give them?
You need confidence and you need to be flexible and professional at all times.

What are some of the Positives aspects to your job?
I get a lot of free samples and I get to see the first cuts of every line for the season. Many of the brands that I work for give me discount cards which are always handy. It pays well and I never have to worry if I do not have the right bra for an outfit.

2010 Year of the Tiger: Predictions for Each Sign

March 10, 2010

By fengshuiform

The year of the tiger

Rat—A great year for rats, this is a traveling year, a year of romance possibilities and a year of productivity. Rats, however, are cautioned this year not to speculate. If you are going to bet make sure your bets are hedged. You need to take time this year to create stronger relationships with those around you. Single rats have a strong possibility of love and marriage this year. But since rats can be workaholics it is important to take some time for social activities to allow love into your life. While this is a productive year results may not be so easy to see and this may make the Rat feel dissatisfied but know that there will be advancement, leadership responsibilities and rewards coming. Be very willing to change because Tiger years are years of change and the more willing you are to change the more success you will have. Rats need more exercise this year and more social time. Also Rats benefit from having Ox friends this year, this can be people born in the year of the Ox or pictures of Oxen displayed in the home.

Ox—For Oxen, this is a year to be cautious and calm. This is a year of reassessment. Oxen can lose their tempers very easily this year and fly into fits of rage so it is important to practice relaxation techniques and get to the heart of why the anger is there at all. This is a good health year for Oxen though they may have some sleep trouble in the middle of the year but this will pass. Try playing some ambient sounds such as ocean waves to help you relax. And physically you could benefit from exercises that make you more flexible. It is a mixed year financially and Oxen should be cautious when signing contracts. However this is a good year for business and it will be easy to find what you need for expansion at a discount. This year be patient in love relationships and you will be rewarded with loyalty and support. Being just a little bit social will bring new connections and for the single Oxen, new love. Oxen will benefit from their friendships with Rats this year or they may want to have a picture of a mouse or a mouse pendant to wear.

Tiger (or Cat)—Tigers, this is your year but before you go off celebrating there are still some things to keep in mind. Take care of your lungs this year, do yoga style breathing exercises and avoid doing things that may compromise lung function. This year may bring a new job or new role at work. This will bring opportunities to learn new things which Tigers love to do. Relationship energy starts slowly but builds throughout the year ending on a very positive note. But married Tigers are warned not to start arguments at home or they may find their belongings on the doorstep. Take your time before making big purchases this year, do lots of research before buying a house or land. You are lucky with money this year but long term purchases that are rushed into may turn sour in future years. Tigers will receive news from family and friends that cause celebrations. Overall Tigers will enjoy this year and it will be a good time to plant seeds for your future. Other Tigers are your friends this year, wear your tiger symbols proudly.   

Rabbit—Rabbits have a lucky year in 2010 and this is your romance year. It is time to get out and go to parties and social events. You never know who you are going to meet and where. Try to fill your social calendar and give people a chance to meet you. It’s a good year to have a change of scenery, so a trip or even a move would be beneficial. Rabbits need to be more vigilant about their finances this year or they may lose money out of carelessness. This could be from a poor investment or just a hole in your pocket so keep an eye on all aspects of your money. This is a good year for career except for a possible fight with a co-worker so try to keep your cool even if you are not happy with your workmates. Remember Rabbits are known for the diplomatic skills and you may have to use them more than once this year. This year may start out with challenges but it ends on a happy note. Strive for your goals and you will make a lot of headway. Dogs are your protection this year. So if you have a dog you are all set otherwise you may want to have pictures or statues of dogs in the home.

Dragon—This is a moderately lucky year for those born under the sign of Dragon. This is a traveling year and it would be very good to try a new destination for a holiday this year. This is a year for career advancement even if that involves a job change. The steps you took last year are going to pay off this year. Be persistent in your job hunt and you will be rewarded with a very good position. If you own your own business be persistent with the marketing and the new customers will find you. Aim high this year and don’t underestimate your abilities. This is a good year to stick to a budget and pay down debt. This is also the year to stick to a healthy eating plan. Romance has strong possibilities this year if you focus on finding someone who treats you well rather than thinking about what you need to change for them. You show changes at home, someone may be moving out or someone moving in. Rooster energy is good for you this year. You may want to add a rooster picture or statue to your kitchen for good luck.

Snake—This is the year of tiny irritations, usually slow and steady wins the race but not in a Tiger year and so this energy is rather irritating to the meditative and peaceful snake. Work is changing and even your workplace or work area needs some change and so look for new routines and schedules to be coming in 2010. It will also be hard to stay on a budget this year when some unexpected expenditures come up. It would be wise to conserve and reuse whenever possible and save up an emergency fund in case the hot water heater goes or a great business opportunities arises. A vacation is still possible this year and best if you choose a destination you have never been before. On the plus side, people will listen to your advice this year and that warms the heart of the wise old snake. If there is clutter in the house it should be gone through and organized so that what is useful can be determined and put in a place for easy access. This year you have lots of love opportunities, some wanted and some unexpected. You are popular but so popular that sometimes it will make you want to hide out at home. The Monkey is your protection this year and you may want to get a little stuffed monkey to place in the bedroom to attract some rest, relaxation and fun.

Horse – This will be a rocky year filled with high highs and low lows. Balance will be the chief goal this year. Why jump in with all four feet when you can move in with caution and make sure the ground is level and solid? It may seem like people are trying to hold you back and as a horse you may try to power on through but heed the signs. If friends are cautioning you to slow down they probably have a good reason. By the time we get to the second half of the year you will see some positive results of being cautions. If you want to pay down debt second jobs and extra work opportunities will be available for you to pick up some extra cash. Be careful of extravagant spending even if you have extra money coming in. Relationships are steady and the unattached Horse will find some possible love interests. Horses need to take care this year to avoid arguments as these could set up blocks in the relationship that could last all year. On the other hand, some opportunities that you thought were closed to you will open this year giving you another chance to consider them. The Ram protects you this year so having something made of lamb’s wool or a picture of a ram can help protect you this year.

Ram (or Goat or Sheep)—Rams will be happy that 2009 is over and happier still to find out that 2010 could be a great financial and career year. Projects that you have been working hard on are finally going to pay off. This is a great time to improve your computer and technology skills because they will become very handy in the months to come. But technology is not the only subject you would benefit from, any study from public speaking to learning a language to improving your online social networking skills will bring you big rewards. It looks like you may make some big purchases this year. Think carefully about each purchase and choose wisely but this is a good year to add things that make your life better. That being said this year it may be best to take classes on finance or seek professional financial advice to get yourself on track for your long term future. This year you will be more of a homebody, travel is not featured for you this year. But not to worry, you will find many creative projects to do at home. This is a romance year for you too. For single Rams love opportunities abound but there are also opportunities for married Rams too so use caution and think before you leap into a short term relationship that may disrupt a long term marriage. Horses bring you protection this year. Consider taking horseback riding lessons or adding a horseshoe over your garage door for luck (remember to have it pointing up like a “U”).

Monkey—Monkeys may travel a lot this year and have the potential to move or change jobs. This is a difficult year but Monkeys are smart and you know where the trouble comes from. Meet those challenges head on. If your job seems unstable then get to networking and shine up your resume, if finances are the weak area then get on a budget, if health is not to par then start an exercise program or research alternative care for your health issues, etc. You may find a lot of changes at work; new people to work with and new procedures, Monkeys are known for their great people skills so this should pose no problem for you. This year it’s important to be very careful with your finances. Shred personal information before putting it in the trash and monitor your credit card statements for mistakes or fraudulent charges and avoid borrowing money at high interest rates. And some regular exercise would help a lot this year to improve your mood and your energy level. The energy around you, especially financially improves a lot in the second half of the year. The Pig is your protection this year. Carry a pig or boar talisman or get a little stuffed pig to protect yourself from the Tiger stealing your energy.

Rooster—This is a lucky year in most aspects but health will be a focus and so it is important to take steps that you may have been putting off about diet, exercise, and managing stress. Aside from health, Roosters will have a lot of success in 2010. This year you will find bosses who respect you and clients/customers who like you. Promotions should be pretty easy to get if you want them. Or if you own your own business consider expanding this year. This year it will be helpful to get closer to your family through working on projects together and spending free time with one another. Your family can be a great support to you this year. Romance is also featured and single Roosters could find true love if they don’t block themselves with their own stubbornness. Ask yourself if you would rather be right or would you rather be happy. Married Roosters also have opportunities for love but these could end up to be a ‘fatal attraction’ right out of the movies so beware. Roosters are protected this year by the Dragon. Consider wearing a dragon pendant or having a dragon statue in the living room of the house.

Dog—This is a lucky year for dog with respect to love and money but health is showing weakness and needs your attention. It is time to put yourself first and give yourself a diet and exercise plan you can live with. If health is not looked after then it will feel like a difficult year. It is ok to change jobs or expand a business this year but there will be challenges. And it’s not a great year for large investments so be cautious about buying real estate. Dogs that will have the most success when they embrace their creative side and find ways to incorporate creativity into their career. There are opportunities for long distance travel for career and pleasure. You may find yourself a bit clumsy this year so avoid extreme sports because you may land on your head rather than your feet. Relationships come slowly but they do come. Allow love to come to you rather than pursuing it. This year common sense will be more useful that book learning. Instead of taking another class or reading another book think about all the things you already know and apply that information to your problem. The Rabbit is your protector this year. You can have a stuffed bunny or a picture of a rabbit in family room of the home. A rabbit’s foot is not recommended for good luck.

Pig (or Boar)—This is a more difficult year for Pigs especially in the area of legal agreements and contracts. Be very careful when you sign something, take the time to read and understand before committing yourself. The agreement may be for a house, a car, or a service another is providing you but in all cases read the fine print and protect yourself. And don’t lend money that you want to get back. The beginning and the end of the year will be better than the Summer. Summertime shows difficulties with finances due to recklessness. Think things through before doing them and watch others around you who have access to your private information. Do all things in moderation and you will be fine. Romance comes slowly but a faithful partner will be the reward. Be choosy and you will end up happy. Health is good in 2010 but don’t take that as a license to eat fast food everyday. Even though this is a harder year consider it part of the climb to the mountain top. In the future you will be at the top and have the great view but for this year the focus is on the climb. So look for opportunities and apply yourself. The benefits may not be visible this year but you will be showered with them later. The Tiger can protect you and give you energy to get through this year. You can wear a tiger pendant or have a picture of a tiger in your home office or near your front door.

Not sure what sign you are then click here