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January 31

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January Memo & Monthly Musings

By Kim Strobel

January 31, 2022


Welcome to the Kim Strobel Monthly Musing!


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I started sending out a monthly newsletter a few months ago, and we are getting a lot of good feedback about it. It's just a monthly wrap-up that lets you know what's been going on over here in the Strobel Education/Kim Strobel world.

What's new in my life?

Well, most days, I think I'm a keynote speaker for schools, businesses, and organizations, but this last month I felt like my second full-time job was rescuing dogs

My county has a huge problem with the welfare of animals, and without an animal shelter or animal control officer, this problem has been left to me and a few others for the last 20 years. 

But on a positive note...here are the sweeties who found new homes.

Rescue #134: Meet Barry Martin

Barry was a stray and had fleas, worms, etc. He had been left in the freezing cold and had no shelter. People would see him wandering the streets crying at night. But Barry's life changed when I was able to catch him, and he now lives his best life with his new owner, who spoils him rotten. Most of the time, you can find him lounging by the fire, playing with all of his toys, or hanging out with his dog brother named Blade. They spent a lot of time chasing each other. 


Rescue #135: Meet Charlie Marion

Charlie lived in a car with people who weren't properly taking care of him. I met his owners on a dark, cold night in the Ponderosa parking lot, and they loaded him into my vehicle without a goodbye. It broke my heart. He now lives in a wonderful home and sleeps with a 15-year-old boy each night. 


Rescue #136: Brim Abbott

Brim is a 3-year-old dog left in an outdoor kennel with little shelter for three years. She also had not received any affection as the owners simply didn't like dogs, and she was a leftover from an ex-wife. I was glad the current owner recognized that she needed a good home and released her to us. She got adopted by another dog-loving family and now has a Great Dane brother as well.  

Products I'm loving...(and their affiliate links)


The Facial Cleansing Face Brush
I've not been a good steward of taking care of my face until the last year. But I'm doing better, and this recommendation actually comes from Mary, a member of the Strobel Education team. She's the expert on taking care of your skin, and she recommended this cleansing brush. It exfoliates your face, and I use it in the morning and night to get all the dirt and oil from my face!  


The Toilet Brush
Am I really writing about a toilet brush? Well, yes, I am. We've had these crazy stains on our toilets for years, and I saw this brush recommended in a Facebook Group, so I thought, "What the heck, I'll try it."  And sure enough, the stains are gone. I don't know how it works, but it does. Plus, I like that it actually goes on the wall behind the toilet and doesn't sit on the floor.


Thermal Compression Base Layer Tops
As an all-weather runner, I'm very picky about the tops I wear to run in. My goal is to stay warm! I have two favorite tops that Reebok made about ten years ago, and I haven't been able to find them since. But I saw these tops on Amazon and thought I'd give it a try. They are cheap and thin, but they keep me warm! I love that they are turtle necks too.


Tea Ball Infusers

You know I love me some loose tea, and in a previous newsletter, I told you I like Plum Deluxe teas. But I've struggled to find a good tea infuser that doesn't let all the loose tea fall out. Last month, I ran across these tea infusers, and they work well. 


Books I have recently read...

Think Like A Monkby Jay Shetty

The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadershipby Jim Dethmer, Diana Champan, & Kaley Warner Klemp


Quote, I'm Digging!


"The arrow doesn't seek the target, the target draws the arrow. We must be aware of what we attract in life because it is no accident or coincidence. The spider waits in his web for dinner to come. Yes, we must choose what we want, seek it out, cast our lines in the water, but sometimes we don't need to make things happen. Our souls are infinitely magnetic."
— Matthew McConaughey 


I believe this quote resonates with me because I truly believe we have the magical power to co-create in this Universe.

When we set our intentions and know the "why" behind what we want to attract in our life,  Universal Intelligence begins to work with us. We don't have to have it all figured out. But we do have to know our intentions and direct our energy to more of what we want to experience in life. 


In Case You Missed The Last Few Podcast Episodes 

Season 7 of She Finds Joy has been crazy-fun. I want to make sure you are not missing out on any of these amazing conversations with two amazing women!

On December 29th , I had the opportunity to chat with TCassie Parks about Rest Your Money Mindset.


On January 12th, I had the immense pleasure to speak with the dynamo couple, Tarsha and Stan Davis,  about 5 Secrets to Creating an Exceptional Marriage.


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