How to Master Change

You are in Charge of Change. 

     Why is it that sometimes in life when everything is going perfect, you come to a screeching halt, and suddenly your life spirals out of control? Life has a way of throwing curveballs at you when you are swinging away. I do not know of a single person, successful or not, that hasn’t had misfortune in their lives. The most successful people accept the setback and then plan a comeback. While everyone else sits on the sidelines complaining and wishing. Complaints and wishes will not make you happy. There is really no benefit to being in a negative frame of mind. 

     Life will always have its ups and downs, and that’s what this post is about. Your life is like the ocean’s tide. Always changing, always coming in and then going out. Or like the moon, one day its full and bright a few days later its pitch black. You have no control over change and you cannot hide from it either. Change will find you wherever you go. It is inevitable and the only solution is to face it head on. 

     Knowing that you can’t hide from change, the only solution left for us is to embrace it. Face it head on with fearless determination. Accepting that you will never simply remain the same you can learn to make change work for you. 

     You might be saying that you can’t always control changes that are forced on you. You are absolutely right. However, you can control everything you feel, and how you react to the change. In the next paragraphs I hope to explain how you can rise above negative changes in your life. Giving you the opportunity to create happiness with every shift the universe gives you. 

     There are seven laws that dictate how our universe works. These laws govern everything in the universe. The first three of the laws are immutable, meaning they can not be changed or adjusted in any way. The other four laws are mutable, meaning that they can be adjusted, or transcended to improve your life. You can make these four laws work for you, not against you. We will cover two of the seven laws in this article, the fourth and fifth. The fifth law is:

     The Law of Rhythm (Mutable): 

The fifth of the seven Universal Laws tells us that “Everything flows, out and in; everything has its tides; all things rise and fall; the pendulum-swing manifests in everything; the measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to the left; rhythm compensates.” ( 

     It is the second of the mutable, or transcendable universal laws, and means that your life pendulum swings in everything. This principle can be seen in operation in the waves of the ocean, in the rise and fall of the greatest empires, in business cycles, in the swaying of your thoughts from being positive to negative and in your personal successes and failures. When your pendulum reaches the far end point, then the backward swing begins almost unnoticeably, until such time that any forward movement has been totally reversed, then the forward movement begins again and the process is repeated. 

     Being a “mutable law” means that you can control aspects of the rule. You can make it work for you, not against you. You can rise above the swing, while waiting for the forward motion to return. 

The Law of Polarity (Mutable ) 

    The fourth law states that everything has an opposite. Happy – sad, good – bad, hot – cold, etc. The Law of Rhythm states that everything has its tides. Everything is constantly flowing in and out of change. You have probably heard the saying “What comes around goes around.” Well it does, it has to, it is a law of the universe. 

     Imagine a pendulum swinging back and forth. This is your life swinging from one event to the next. To illustrate how this works I want you to imagine a pendulum swinging. On one side of the pendulum arc label good, and on the other side label bad. Now your life pendulum is swinging from good to bad, and then back to good again. This is how your life has been designed by the Creator, the Source, the Universe, God, or whatever you want to call our maker. Change is programmed into the universe. It is a law of nature and it never stops.

     Once again on the one end of the swinging motion is what we’ll call good. For instance walking on the beach is good. On the other end of the arc is bad, let’s say that kicking a rock, “ouch” is bad. Now draw a straight line under the route that the pendulum is swinging over. Label one side good, the other side bad (remember everything has an opposite. It’s a law of the universe.) On the line you just drew, draw an intersecting line at the point where good turns to bad. 

     Now I want you to think of the one thing that is at the intersecting line that makes it change from good to bad. For example: You are walking on the beach (good) suddenly you kick a rock (bad), OUCH! (this is where the good changes to bad) the pendulum continues to swing to the bad side, where you fall down and get sand in your eyes. You are now at the farthest bad side of the line, or opposite side of the pendulum swinging motion.    

     Suddenly and without warning, the pendulum begins to slowly swing back to the good side (it’s a law, life must swing back). As the pendulum of your life begins to swing back to good, a breeze blows and the sand is blown out of your eyes. Now because you can see again, and because you fell down after kicking the rock and having excruciating pain, you just happened to find an old Spanish gold coin worth a thousand dollars. Your pendulum just swung from good to great. 

     We are constantly going from what we perceive as good, to what we perceive as bad, and then from bad to good. Your pendulum of life is always swinging back and forth, it never stops moving, change is always present.   

     The simple key for your consistent happiness is to keep your pendulum swinging from good to better, and better to best. You must find the good in every situation!

     You must see change as a good thing. No matter what, find the good in everything that happens to you. You will begin to see your life change for the better. You will notice that the changes are for the best. The universe wants you to succeed, and when you have shifted your thoughts to finding the good in a situation, you will be able to maintain positive momentum during the challenging times. 

     Your life is a pendulum, always swinging from one event to another. How you perceive those events is up to you. You are what you think you are! If you can shift your thoughts to only see good in a situation, your life pendulum will swing from good to better. When you learn to only see the good in every situation, your pendulum will not swing to what is perceived as bad because you have conditioned your mind to find good or learn from your experiences. 

Eventually, your life will swing from better to best. The perceived “bad” will now be seen as an opportunity for good. 

     When you begin to control your pendulum of life. You will be able to wait for your pendulum to swing back to something better because you know that the universal law of rhythm says it will. Everything always works out. You can not lose. You can only win because you are in charge of your thoughts You control how you think and feel. 

     You must have some patience. Remember, you are part of nature, and nature takes its time. Nature learns and grows as it lives. We need to do the same thing. Every experience should be looked at as either a positive experience, or a learning experience. If you are going through a tough time today, you must be positively waiting and looking for the perceived bad to turn around and become good again. You must learn from whatever is setting you back. You must look for the good always. The better you can do this, the better your life will be. 

     You don’t need a million dollars to be happy. You only need positive, grateful thoughts and the rest will happen magically. Your life will always improve after a perceived negative event. You have the power to control your thoughts (to be only positive and grateful). You are the only person in this world who can control your emotions. 

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Garden Therapy

Planting the seeds is exciting!

     If you have been following along I’ve talked a little bit about how nature is healing. How it was designed to heal us and assist us in our search for perfect balance. But, what if you can not get into nature. The answer is to create your own natural environment. Create a garden for your health. 

     Just like being out in nature, gardening can heal you both mentally, and physically. Many of you live in the city and can’t always get into nature. However you can bring nature to you through a garden. Even a couple of potted plants can help to heal you. 

     Studies have shown that patients in the hospital recover on average, one full day faster when allowed in a garden setting versus those patients who stayed in their rooms. This healing effect was even noticeable when the patient had a view of nature versus looking at a wall. It’s pretty obvious that gardens, like nature, have healing powers. If you can get outdoors you will heal faster.

Healthy and a sense of accomplishment!

     When you are in a garden you are healing your body and mind. When you are working in the garden you are exercising while healing your body and your mind. The minute you plant a seed you have developed a connection to that plant. Just like a baby, your new plant needs you to guide it until it can survive on its own. Plants, like your children, need a little help at first. If you guide them while they are young, give them nourishment and love, they will give back in abundance when they are on their own. 

     This simple process of nurturing plants greatly benefits your mental health. It makes you feel alive and full of purpose. It gives you a reason to wake up everyday. Even on bad days when the world is crashing down on you, the minute you walk into your garden, the challenges and stress of life seem to evaporate. It’s like magic. 

Pride and success!

     Growing your own herbs, fruits and vegetables is also very fulfilling. I can think of nothing I like better than picking a tomato off of the vine and eating it. They just taste better when they are home grown and fresh. You also get the awesome feeling of accomplishment for creating and nurturing life. The plant you loved and cared for will give back in an over abundance of food or flowers. Which brings with it an abundance of happy feelings. That’s how the universe is designed. When you give freely, you will always get back in abundance, and that abundance will make you feel happy. Here is a little gardening hack:    

     Always pick your fruit and vegetables in the morning. I swear they have more flavor than late day harvested foods. I have my own theories why this is and maybe in my next book I’ll fill ya in on that secret. Stay tuned. 

Gardening builds confidence.

     There is no better way to achieve a sense of self worth than planting a seed and watching it grow, giving it some love and nutrients along the way, then harvesting the food, or just enjoying the flowers. You get an amazing sense of accomplishment. It’s a major boost to your ego and it definitely gets your endorphins flowing.

Stephen T Radentz

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Hugs Are Healing!

Hugs Are Healing

Social distancing INCREASES the risk of mortality by 29%.

#hugsRhealing #HugsHeal

      We are in some crazy times, with the covid19 pandemic creating an uneasy, confused feeling among many of us. Many of us are laid off from our jobs. Furloughed, a new word in my vocabulary which I have learned to use. Many of us have no idea when we can work and provide for our families. We are being forced to rely on handouts from the government for the first time in our lives. Creating a stressful, uneasy feeling in our lives. Just ask any Venezuelan how it feels when the government runs out of money to give, and there are still no jobs. 

     This is creating a very stressful situation for most people. The emotions that come with having no control over your life can be debilitating. Six of the top ten causes of death worldwide are related to stress. I guess you could say stress can be attributed to around 30 million deaths a year worldwide (stats from World Health Organization website) that’s a lot of dead folks. This COVID-19 even without social distancing may kill a million or two at most. (just speculation). 

     I’m sharing that statistic with you because being forced to stay away from others, is very likely creating more problems for us than it is solving. It is creating high amounts of stress. As a matter of fact according to scientific literature by Julianne Holt-Lunstad, a research psychologist at Brigham Young University, and other colleagues determined that chronic social isolation increases the risk of mortality by 29%. On top of that, fear has been bred by the media, and our leaders, and that is creating major anxiety for many people. We could see many people die. Not from a virus, but from complications and stress caused by social distancing. 

    I would bet that many of you don’t know that the sense of touch is the first sense to develop in the womb. The sense of feeling, or touch is so important for a baby’s development that nature has ensured that the sense of touch comes first. It is also the first sense to become fully developed. Obviously this is a pretty important part of life! 

     For those of us that enjoy kissing, a baby’s mouth (and yours) is more sensitive to touch than anywhere else on the body. Probably why everything a baby touches, goes into their mouth. They are learning how things feel everytime they taste something. A child’s development relies heavily on touch. It has been proven that adolescents that receive hugs are generally better adjusted to society, have higher test scores, more friends and many other advantages over children who are touch neglected. 

     As we get older touching continues to be a major benefit to our lives. Hugging another human has been proven to reduce blood pressure, which then improves your entire cardiovascular system. Hugging increases serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin (the happy hormones) in our brains. This creates an anti-aging, antidepressant, environment in our minds. 

Hugging has been proven to actually improve our immune system, prevent virus infection, and when infected hugging reduces the length of sickness symptoms.    

     Hugging can, and will reduce stress. Have you ever seen someone hyperventilating, or crying hysterically and then being held lovingly by someone? Did you notice how quickly the crying subsided after the hug started? We could talk about babies again and point out how babies love to be held when they are crying, they need to be held. They need to actually FEEL the love. Grown-ups are no different. We need to feel the love.

     Finally hugging is a pain reliever. Think of the young kid who gets hurt playing sports. A parent or coach gives the child a hug and walla, the pain subsides. You bonk your head on the table, your partner hugs you, the pain slowly fades. #HUGSHEAL they really do.

COVID-19 is killing people, separation anxiety and lack of social contact may kill people as well. 

     My uneducated, non-medical advice is to go out and hug someone, and feel the love. Face adversity and fear head on. After all it’s a cold we are shying from. Wash your hands and face, put on clean clothes, wear a mask if you or someone you’re with is high risk, then HUG each other and feel the love. It is FREE healthcare after all. 


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Life Lessons from a Tomato plant.

Scraggly, yet so alive

     How do you face your day? Do you shrink in fear every morning when the alarm clock goes off. “Oh my god, another day, it’s going to suck, oh just ten more minutes of sleep, I can’t face life yet.” Or do you hop out of bed using no alarm clock because you are so pumped that every day is Christmas morning and you can’t wait to face the day? Or maybe you’re in between those two extremes. We all have our own way of facing life. There is no one size fits all in the game of life. There are really no rules at all. Life can be whatever you want to make it. 

     Sounds far out crazy, right? Only those goofy happy thought people and crazy religious folks believe that nonsense. Like most of you I am somewhere in between extremes. I am not a crazy happy person, but I am happy. I am not crazy religious but I am spiritual. I also believe that nature has an answer for all of our problems. You have to be willing to slow down and observe. When you start observing your natural surroundings you will begin to see life in a slower, more flowing way. 

     If you are one of my religious friends whether you are Christian, Hebrew, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, or anything in between, your religious doctrines bottom line says that you need to face adversity head on, fearless, with total faith in a positive outcome. If the first outcome is less than you expected, you are to know with absolute confidence that you will eventually succeed in your desires. Your beliefs dictate how you must face the day. Your choice is to face the day in anticipation of what god throws your way, knowing that everything is a learning experience, and everything will work out in the end. . 

     To my non-religious friends, you wake up everyday and face whatever the world brings your way. Whether you believe it or not, you are facing your fears. You have no choice. Life still comes at you no matter what. You cannot hide from it. The choice you have to make is how you face the day. It is your job to know with absolute confidence, that whatever comes your way will be a learning experience, and you must learn the lesson, or repeat it until you do. 

     I want to share a story with you about my Miracle Tomatoes. Florida is a challenging environment for tomato plants. Especially on my little patio. In the winter, the best climate for tomatoes, I only receive 2-4 hours of sunlight a day. Tomatoes need at least 6 – 8 hours for optimal growth. The summer, when I receive the required 6 – 8 hours of sunlight, Florida’s heat and humidity soars (not ideal tomato weather). The aphids, spider mites appear in droves looking for plants to devour. It rains, sometimes torrential downpours every day. This is not making the tomatoes happy. 

     With all of these challenges facing me, I wake up one day in the fall, and another day in the spring, yes twice a year, and I go and plant my tomatoes. Every year my tomatoes provide a bounty of fruit. Yes I fertilize and diligently care for them. But I also acknowledge the greater power, how amazing the plants are. I say, or sometimes just think, “wow, thank you for some amazing plants. Thanks for my Miracle Tomatoes.” I am grateful for the plants and the fruits they will provide. 

     Seriously, look at the pictures this poor plant has had, mites, blight, aphids, white fly, worms, too much water, and now heat and humidity. Look how little it is hanging on to life with. Yet, look at all the tomatoes it is still providing. This is my 4th harvest from this plant. It just keeps facing adversity and succeeding. It can’t get up and move like you. Nope, the miracle plant just adapts and pushes on regardless of what life throws at it. I will tell you a fact. This is how all my tomatoes grow. Scraggly and yet full of life. 

     My life has never been perfect. You might even call it scraggly and without purpose. Today I am still scraggly, but everyday I wake up knowing that my health is great, I will learn something new during the day. I will be grateful for many things throughout the day. I will try to do something to make a dream (or goal) of mine come closer to fruition. I know that I might get punched in the face and fall down. But I am certain that when I get back up, and I will get back up, that I will be stronger for learning what not to do. 

     If your life is feeling kind of scraggly, and you’re not seeing a straight path ahead of you. I suggest you take some quiet time in nature and just allow answers to come to you. When you allow the universe, or god to just flow through nature and through you, the answers will just show up . Don’t fight it. You should just simply let the answers flow to you. 

     Just like the miracle tomatoes, who do nothing but push forward in an extremely negative environment, and yet are succeeding beyond my expectations. You too can push through your environment and succeed beyond your current beliefs. You simply need to relax and let life show you the way. You obviously need to steer the ship, as it were. You need to be vocal about your desires, dreams, and wishes (goals). Let the world know what you really want. Then let it happen. Sounds really easy, and it is fairly simple in theory. So don’t get discouraged if you don’t feel immediate success with allowing the flow to guide you. Keep “not” trying, and the answers will come. 

     Life will never be perfect. If you take the cue from nature, from my pear tomatoes, nothing in nature, including us is perfect. The trick is for you to realize that what life is giving you is the opportunity to find more perfection. Realizing that in reality, everything that happens to you is an opportunity for growth. Face life’s adversity head on, fearless and confident in your ability to not just survive, but to thrive. 

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Garden Journaling

    These pictures are from 3 years ago. We had an heirloom tomato (I forget the variety) that grew 18′ tall and provided cherry 🍒 tomatoes for about 6 months. It finally succumbed to Florida’s wet and aphid-y summer. What an awesome plant. I wish I could remember the variety. Which brings up a great point 👉…

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18′ Tomato plant

     We should all keep a journal of our gardening experiences. For many years I did this while I was learning how to grow medicinal plants. I needed to know how they grew, what nutrients they needed and when, light conditions, watering variables. When you really pay attention, a plant needs a lot of caring. Yes you can put seeds in the ground and they will grow. However when you create a bond with a plant things tend to grow a lot better. Also, when you keep track of all the requirements and time invested, you will learn to appreciate nature at a whole new level. You may even begin to see how our lives are very similar to a plant’s. Our cells function in much the same way. We both need food, water, nutrients, to survive. Believe it or not plants seek out their desires just like us. 

     Keeping a diary, journal, or just taking some notes will make you a more educated gardener. You don’t have to get super detailed unless you want to. I will say that after a year or two of journaling, it is interesting to go back and read your notes. Sometimes you’ll recognize a plant symptom that you already know how to fix, and it will be in your journal. In the case of my 18′ tomato, had I kept a record, I would have been able to tell you the variety, and I would grow it again. 

     I have listed a couple journals from Amazon below to give you an idea of what is available or you can make your own. I use a 6X9 note pad. Use whatever is easy for you. If your love is gardening then just briefly jot down some notes. You will be glad you did. 

Here’s a really detailed journal for the experienced gardener. This is a little much for me, I like to keep it simple. If you’re a more scientific gardener, then I recommend this journal. Really good information but it will take some dedication to keep up with it.

     Next is a pretty basic journal that may be good for a beginner contains the following sections

 Garden Zoning Map, Monthly Garden Planner, Monthly To-Do Lists, Plant Profile Pages, Seed Tracker, pre-printed templates. 

Plant Tracker, Harvest Tracker, Expense Tracker, Soil Amendment/Fertilizer Tracker, Problems/Pests, 50 blank ruled pages for journaling. 

     It sounds like a lot of information, but once you start documenting your garden journey you will be glad you tracked it.

And finally here is a simple notepad. However, it is one of the toughest little notepads I have seen. It is actually weather resistant, repels water, mud, oil, dirt and grime. It’s a tough little book. Which obviously makes it perfect for the note taking gardener.

If you’re seriously going to grow things I recommend you record your journey. The benefits of connecting with your plants on an educated level will make a big difference in your gardening experience. 

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5 Herbal tea recipes

Herbal Tea Booklet

    5 herbal tea recipes that will balance your body throughout the week. You will learn about each herb used. How it works with your body, what benefits are provided by each herb. You will also learn some fun facts and history of how each herb has been used. You are not just getting these tea blends:

  1. Balanced
  2. Cold and Flu 
  3. Energized
  4. Sleepy time
  5. Immune Booster

    You are also getting some amazing health facts that could change your life. There have been studies conducted that showed that knowing how a nutrient is supposed to help you, actually improves the healing benefits. This is why I give you each herb and the main benefits they provide to your body. You are getting over 15 herbs and how they work with your body. Knowing how and why a tea blend is helping your body, will increase your health twofold. First the actual nutrients will begin healing and maintaining balance in your body. Secondly your mind will expect to feel a certain way. You will know how the herbs will affect you, giving you a mental advantage over poor health. 

     Life is about balance, and these recipes can assist your body in reaching homeostasis. In order to reach perfect balance you will need to bring nature into your body (these herbs will do that), and you need to stay mentally strong, and positive as well. These 5 Tea recipes can provide both physical and mental health benefits. Drink in the benefits and stay Balanced By Nature.