Posts made in January, 2014

FEEDING YOURSELF!

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kostenlos single finden Do you take care of yourself?  Lives are busy, so much to do in a day and sometimes it feels there is never enough time to accomplish it all.  We may skip meals because we forget to eat or eat prepackaged, fast foods for the simplicity and convenience of putting food in our stomachs.  Our bodies can become sluggish and our energy can plummet; and we know it is because we are not taking care of ourselves.  Healthy food, rich in vitamins and antioxidants are vital for our bodies; especially in the wintertime; as they ward off illness.  Getting the enough sleep helps our bodies rejuvenate.

In addition to healthy food, rest and exercise there is another facet to taking care of ourselves.  Resting the mind is just as important as resting the body.  Quieting the mind allows our creativity to kick up a notch.  When the mind is rested we see other opportunities that were hidden in all the mind chatter.

How do you rest the mind?  It is really a matter of being quiet.  Meditation is a form of quiet time.  There is a misconception about meditation.  It isn’t necessary to sit in a lotus position, chanting for an hour to quiet the mind.  There are many ways to quiet the mind and become still.  You can take a walk and notice your surroundings or take a hike in the woods and be one with nature.  You can listen to uplifting music with your eyes closed focusing only on the music.  You can sit quietly with closed eyes and focus on your breath, noticing how the belly expands and contracts with each breath.

When kids misbehave, parents send them to time out.  Normally there is a special chair or place in the home that the kids sit quietly.  There is no talking, no toys or gadgets.  They are one with their thoughts.  Quiet time is becoming poplar in tough urban middle and high schools in San Francisco bay area.  Twice per day a gong is sounded over the intercom and students and faculty are asked to sit quietly for 15 minutes, no talking.  Most of the kids sit with their eyes closed; others sit and read.  The results have been amazing, suspension rates decreased rapidly; attendance increased, grade point average increased drastically.  It has been profound for both students and teachers.  The most incredible score is the middle school kids recorded the highest happiness levels in San Francisco on the California Healthy Kids Survey.  You can read the full article here http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/openforum/article/Meditation-transforms-roughest-San-Francisco-5136942.php
Taking care of ourselves is like feeding a fire.  If the fire is not properly cared for or fed it will eventually burn out and die.  The same happens to us.  We must feed our bodies and our soul to shine brightly.   Block off some time in your schedule each and every day to experience some quiet time; even if it is only a few moments.  Give it a try, start out with small snippets of time at first and build over time; similar to building a muscle.  Consistency is the key!  Set a reminder on your phone or put it in your calendar like you would a doctor’s appointment and give yourself a daily gift; an adult time out

 

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I have created a new group “Cell”abration.  It is a safe environment where we celebrate each other from the heart.  Did you know that every time we celebrate someone else’s success from a place of authenticity we attract that same type of success to our own life?  Scientifically, when we maintain positive thoughts our cellular structure changes by creating positive neural pathways.  The same goes for negative thoughts.  The only way to counter the negative is increasing the positive.

I feel all success and accomplishments deserve celebration, regardless of how big or small.  Many times in my life getting out of bed was a huge accomplishment.  We are all good at beating ourselves up or dwelling on what we didn’t do and I want to change that.  So, lets band together and take a pledge to celebrate each other!  Of course,  this means we get to be vulnerable and that can be scary, so it is important that anyone who wishes to be a part of this group post only authentic, supportive comments.   So check your ego at the door and join in on the fun!

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CONSCIOUS LIVING

Posted by on Jan 20, 2014

What does living a conscious life mean to you?  Do you go about your day not really thinking about what you are doing?  How about multitasking; have you become a master of time?

In our society today, multitasking has become a sought after skill.  Just read a job ad and you will see these words, “Must be able to multitask”.  Is this a good thing?  I find that when I multitask I am not focused on anything and I definitely do not savor the experience of accomplishing a task.  Realizing everyone is different there is no set rule to follow.  Some of you may be very skillful at multitasking and find it is beneficial to your life.

My goal is to enjoy each and every experience and when I allow myself to be fully conscious in what I am doing, it fulfills me.  There are times I go on auto pilot and it is rarely a good thing.  Several weeks ago I was driving on a road that I travel frequently and I know from experience that the speed limit changes from 45 to 30.  It is a real speed trap and the police often sit and wait for that unconscious person to pass them by.  As you may have already guessed, I was the unconscious person.  I had no idea how fast I was traveling as I was thinking about what I had to do instead of paying attention to my driving.  Of course I got pulled over and the officer asked me how fast I was driving.  I just looked at him said I had no idea, I was deep in thought about what I had to do.  He then told me he clocked me on radar at 50 miles per hour.  He was nice about it and gave me a break, he lowered the ticket to reflect I was traveling at the speed of 40; told me to plead not-guilty, go to court and they would more than likely reduce the fine to a parking ticket.  Also told me it is important to pay attention to what I was doing.  The ticket still cost me $100.00.  Instead of throwing money away paying a fine I could have gone for a massage; it would have been much more rewarding.

The key phrase, “Pay attention to what you are doing”.  Paying attention or living consciously allows the experience to have meaning.  Being fully immersed in the event or task is were the joy is found.  Slow down and enjoy your experience, called life!

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I have created a new group “Cell”abration.  It is a safe environment where we celebrate each other from the heart.  Did you know that every time we celebrate someone else’s success from a place of authenticity we attract that same type of success to our own life?  Scientifically, when we maintain positive thoughts our cellular structure changes by creating positive neural pathways.  The same goes for negative thoughts.  The only way to counter the negative is increasing the positive.

I feel all success and accomplishments deserve celebration, regardless of how big or small.  Many times in my life getting out of bed was a huge accomplishment.  We are all good at beating ourselves up or dwelling on what we didn’t do and I want to change that.  So, lets band together and take a pledge to celebrate each other!  Of course,  this means we get to be vulnerable and that can be scary, so it is important that anyone who wishes to be a part of this group post only authentic, supportive comments.   So check your ego at the door and join in on the fun!

 

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How do you react?

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014

What are you dealing with in your life right now?  What obstacles are keeping you from reaching your goals or living your dream life?  Perhaps you are dealing with strenuous relationships, financial issues, health problems or family concerns.   Regardless of what you are dealing with or facing, always remember there is no need to go it alone.  Give yourself permission to surround yourself with support.  The support of others frees us to work through our issues and learn our lessons.  We all have life lessons to learn, that is why we are here.  The purpose of life is to learn.  We are both students and teachers and yes, we are all connected on this planet.  Even as a teacher we learn a new lesson; we see things through someone else’s eyes and it opens us up to a new perspective.

I believe we choose what lessons we want to learn prior to being born.  I call them soul contracts.  We contract with other souls so situations are presented to us to allow us an opportunity to learn the lesson.  Of course we always have a choice.  We can learn the lesson  through joy or pain.  We can choose to learn the lesson the first time it is served up to us, or we can wait for another opportunity.  Each time we allow a lesson to pass it gets bigger; hoping to grab our attention the next time around.  I don’t know about you, but I’ve put off learning some lessons way too long.  My simple analogy is think of a snowball.  First it is made of soft snow and it doesn’t really hurt when you get hit.  Now imagine this snow ball at the top of a mountain, rolling down the mountain and as it rolls it starts to pick up things like stones and rocks.  When this snow ball hits, you feel it a little more but may still pass it off.  As the snow ball continues to roll it picks up speed and eventually contains larger pieces of debris and boulders.  When this hits you; I promise you, it will be felt.  I’ve learned lessons through pain and joy and I will tell you, joy is so much more fun.  So; my message is pretty basic, pay attention and embrace the joy.

I offer this tip, when something goes wrong in your life you can choose how to react.  You can either say, “Why has this happened you could try here “to” me?” or you can ask “Why has this happened fille Г rencontrer “for” me?  Do you see the difference?  Your immediate reaction may be “why me” and that is coming from your mind, your shadow self.  Your shadow self always wants to be the victim, that is how it gains power.  When you can shift that thought to “why has this happened for me” then you can observe the situation and find the lesson.  This happens over time and with practice.  It is like developing a muscle, the more you use it the stronger it gets.

I am interested to know what situations you are dealing with and how I may be of assistance to you.  My vision of this blog is to provide you inspiration, insights, tips and tools to make life more fun; so email me with your comments and thoughts.  If you are looking for support, consider hiring a coach that is dedicated to you achieving your results.  Everyone deserves support and assistance.  I would be honored to work with you.

New Facebook Group

I am still putting the final touches on the new Facebook Group, coming to you very soon!  It will provide a platform for all of us to celebrate each other.  Go to facebook.com/eiecoaching and like my page today so you don’t miss out on the fun!

 

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Celebrating You!

Posted by on Jan 6, 2014

What do you want to attract into your life this year?

I read an article on Facebook the other day and was inspired by a post.  Elizabeth Gilbert shared her “Happiness Jar”.  This is a practice she started where everyday she writes down the happiest moment of that day on a small piece of paper, folds it and places it in this big jar.  Then later (days, months or years) when she is feeling blue, she reaches into the jar and pulls out a memory and revels in its memory.  I thought this was a beautiful practice and one that I am inspired to start in my life this year.

What I’ve witnessed in my life and in the life of friends and family is when someone does something nice we acknowledge the act or gift with a polite, simple “thank you”.  Perhaps we offer a hug as additional acknowledgment of their kindness and then the moment passes.  Seldom do we every speak about it again.  However; when someone does us wrong, we talk about it non-stop, putting some much emphasis on the act.  We try to understand why this happened and spend an enormous amount time and energy on this very negative act.   The outcome; we attract more negative into our lives.

What would happen if we turned our focus over to the happy, joyful moments in our life?  How would our lives shift?  I am on a quest this year and I invite you to join me.  Together we can celebrate our life, acknowledge our accomplishments and the many gifts we encounter each and every day.  We are surrounded by abundance!  Just look around, what do you see?  Is there an abundant amount of air to breathe, or water to drink?  Go out in natural and observe the number of trees you see or animals you encounter every single day.  All of us have an endless list of blessings in our lives.  It is our job to show gratitude for all that we have.  Showing gratitude for the abundance in our life permits the door to open for more abundance. Yes, we can easily get caught up in everyday stuff and focus on what goes wrong.  Things will go wrong, it is normal, but we do have a choice on how we react to those situations.  The “Happiness Jar” is another way to show gratitude.  There are many ways to show gratitude; we can keep gratitude journals or meditate daily on our many blessings.   I love the idea of a jar, it is a visual that can seen each and every day.  My little spin on this practice is to read all the slips of paper on New Year’s Eve.  This is a beautiful way to capture and celebrate the important, joyful moments that occurred in my life.  Remember what you focus on is what you attract; so let us focus on joy!

 

New Facebook Group

 I am still putting the final touches on the new Facebook Group, coming to you very soon!  It will provide a platform for all of us to celebrate each other.  Go to facebook.com/eiecoaching and like my page today so you don’t miss out on the fun!

 

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