Why? Why am I so lazy?

by centers8 on August 9, 2017

Volunteering–giving back to the community is one of my passions.

I have not, for some time now, actively participated in any volunteer organizations. I don’t feel good about about my lack of enthusiasm. I’m lazy. Finishing projects is a struggle. I feel guilty and shame for being a lazy human being but I have resigned myself to it. Then August 4, 5 and 6th, 2017, I attended the Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Conference in Dallas, Tx. and my whole perspective Changed.

I’m not lazy. What I feel is extreme fatigue. It is a symptom of Atrial fibrillation (afib).  Afib is a quivering or irregular heartbeat.   It is characterized by heart palpitations, and shortness of breath. It is a progressive and debilitating disease that can lead to stroke, heart failure and Alzheimer’s disease and doubles our risk of death.  Scary.

Afib takes a physical and emotional toll on those living with it and it also takes a toll on the patient’s family. Before the conference I felt like I was waiting for the other shoe to drop. Anxiety and fear of the unknown kept me from activities that I enjoy. An episode leaves me feeling weak, dizzy, nauseous, lightheaded and extremely exhausted. After an episode it is normal for me to sleep 2-3 hours.

Afib is often considered to be a minor health issue and this was my case. I felt alone, and misunderstood. Have you noticed symptoms abscond when they see a white coat. Through many tests my doctor knew I had a problem but he seemed to take it lightly.

It is my hope to make you aware of how risky and life-threatening afib is.  Afib overworks the heart and after a prolonged period will cause heart failure.

By attending the Afib patient conference I empowered myself. I learned I can control and manage afib so it doesn’t rule my life.

Meet me here in a couple of weeks.  I will continue to bring  abif awareness. Age contributes to afib. As Baby Boomers age we can expect to see the afib epidemic worsen.

I have a new passion–providing information and support to those living with Atrial fibrillation. Watch for the next posting on Facebook.



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A Thought To Chew on

by centers8 on June 1, 2017

Is your soul dying?Maybe its because you’re stuck in a box where you have to conform. Want out of the box? Then it’s time to change your agenda. It doesn’t have to be big turn over.

Do you know that in mathematics the biggest movement is from zero to one–in other words the hardest thing to do is to get started. The time is now. Start today. Change one thing on your agenda. Connection refreshes the soul. Get your  energy renewed. Talk to me. Together we can we can crush the box.


Suzi can help you alleviate stage fright stress. Contact her at SuziSandoval9@gmail.com or call (806) 672-1132.

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The characters in my head are restless. They wake me in the middle of the night. “Release us,” they holler. I’m their prison, their jailer. I’m the omnipotent one, I give them life or death. It may sound like these characters are at my mercy but it is I who am at their mercy. I […]

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Theodor Seuss Geisel aka Dr. Seuss

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A never-before-seen book by Dr. Seuss will be published by Random House–titled, “What Pet Should I get.” Two decades after his death, the manuscript was discovered by his wife and secretary. The manuscript was written in the 1950’s. It hits the book stores in July, 2015 and you know I’m going to be first in […]

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Fearless Speakers

May 21, 2013

Who are they- the fearless speakers? Perhaps they are TED speakers or maybe the World Champion Speakers. Maybe its children who can laugh and cry with equal abandon. They don’t worry about how they sound, look or care about grammar. Children express. They show. Creativity is spontaneous but adults become boxed in by the, ” […]

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Tapping The Power Of Storytelling

May 21, 2013

Storytelling is one of the most powerful medium of communication. It has been used through out history to pass life lessons from one generation to another.  Do you have an important message to share?  Use storytelling to touch and inspire your audience.  Cindy Ashton, from SpeakerStardom.com, suggests you answer the following questions to help you […]

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Know Your Audience.

April 24, 2012

It can’t be said enough! Although you’re on stage and in the spotlight, the audience is the most important aspect of your speech. A good speaker takes time to learn the demographics of  his/her audience.  Doing an audience analysis–their beliefs, attitudes, age, education level, language, and culture– is the best way to create a link […]

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