How to spice up your self care and create the balance you need at a moments notice

How to spice up your self care and create the balance you need at a moments notice

Eastern medicine helped me understand so much more about my body than any other approach. In this FB LIVE video post, I give some of my best mind-body-spirit tips. You’ll hear my go-to action steps to help balance your chakras and get yourself all aligned and attuned.  Check out the video.

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6 self check questions to assess your holistic wellness

6 self check questions to assess your holistic wellness

It can be hard to know if you’re taking a whole person approach to wellness because often when in the throws of life we can be so “in it” that we don’t know what’s really throwing us off.

In this post, I share 6 questions you can ask yourself to assess your holistic wellness.

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The connection between worth, self esteem, weight and the digestive system

The connection between worth, self esteem, weight and the digestive system

How we feel about who we are in the world impacts the way the body digests life.  Our self talk is part of our mental-emotional nutrition. In Chakra medicine, the energy we feed ourselves can affect the physical digestive system (think stress and butterflies in the tummy).

In this post I share how you can start to address your digestive health from a new perspective and manage wellness for optimal living. Check it out.

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3 food documentaries that will change the way you look at food

3 food documentaries that will change the way you look at food

Understanding where your food comes from is so important. Food quality is everything if you're concerned about your health and wellness. The food documentaries I review in this post are eye opening, intriguing and may change your food habits.

Check out this video post.

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Self care 101

Self care 101

When speaking of self love and self care, many women refer to it as if it’s a mythological legend.  It sounds great in theory but it's ever elusive. In this post, I share how and why you should turn that unicorn into a tangible reality. Check it out.

 

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The problem with Type A personalities and what to do about it

The problem with Type A personalities and what to do about it

If there is a friend who needs to move, a party to plan, or committee to chair, this person can’t help but raise a hand and say, "I'll do it!"  Meanwhile, the things-to-do list mounts.  But what happens to the life of the person who is everything to everyone?

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Your past does not have to be your future

(Originally posted at http://inneractive.com/blog/2012/12/your-past-does-not-have-to-be-your-future/) 

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The amazing thing about life is that we always have the opportunity to see a new day.  

What happened yesterday has no bearing on what will happen in the present.

The only thing we bring with us as we travel forward through time our story about who we are or who we were told we were supposed to be.

We often hang on to other’s definition of who we are stemming from childhood or teenage years.

This characterization, while so out dated is familiar and we may wear it like a badge. We cling to what we know even if it does not serve us.

The challenge is to rewrite our story.

What happened in the past is the past. So, who are you now? What new foundation can you lay so that you move forward with security and safety?

Paint where you have come from in a positive light.

Challenges have only made you stronger and more appreciate of what others take for granted.

Highlight good times and moments you have felt all your needs being met. Feel where you want to go and know that you have support. Breathe in a fresh new perspective and move into your future feeling blessed with strength and resilience.

 

The bridge between body & soul

The heart chakra is associated with life attributes love, forgiveness, resentment, compassion, healing and self love. It sits in the center of the chest.

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This is such a powerful chakra because it is the bridge between the upper spiritual chakras and lower physical ones.

When blocked, this chakra commonly manifests in chest tightness, asthma, heart palpitations and mid back pain (by the way, please get checked by a physician if you have any of these symptoms).

If we look at the symbolism of this chakra as a bridge between the 1st-3rd chakras and 5th-7th chakras, we see how love is at the center of all we do. Negative emotions can not exist in the presence of LOVE.

Love is the gateway to harmony between the visible and the invisible– the ego and higher self.

To surrender to this is to be free. The body is lighter when the burden of resentment is released and forgiveness takes place. It’s as though a weight has been lifted.

What bridge do you need to mend? It may even be with you.

Many times we need to understand that we were/are not at fault for certain traumatic occurrences that we have taken responsibility for.

Give yourself permission to remove that hat you may have felt obligated to wear.

The heart chakra is always seeking expansion. Through divine Agape (unconditional love) we are able to evolve in consciousness. It’s important to listen to the purity of our heart’s song to get closer to becoming our best selves.

When your body speaks, listen. True healing requires that we sometimes move through the uncomfortable to find resolution. You are worth it!

(Originally posted on Inner energy for Aura Video Station, http://inneractive.com/blog/2012/10/the-bridge/) 

Faith, even when it's hard

(Originally posted on Inneractive for Aura Video Station, http://inneractive.com/blog/2012/07/faith/) 

I recently came across this beautifully stated quote,

“Faith is the daring of the soul to go farther than it can see” by William Newton Clarke.

I have always felt that you rely on faith to take you where the spirit and soul want to go.

The 7th Chakra relates to a higher order—spiritual connection and spiritual language that transcend mundane physical limitations. In this space all things are possible.

As we listen to our inner voice we are often guided on a path where we meet little resistance.

It is in the communion with our spiritual self that we find our calling, purpose and mission.

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When we pause and listen we find the answers and solutions to our greatest challenges.

What lesson do you find yourself repeating? What are you holding on to?

It takes a great deal of courage to be in the flow of the divine. 

The spiritual sense of surrender and bliss are privileged senses that must be developed.

Practice makes perfect. Some spiritual followers spend a life time perfecting their relationship with the divine. It takes a bit of faith mixed with meditation and prayers to quiet the mind and there commences connection with divinity.

Faith is defying the emotion of fear and doubt.

Seemingly so contradictory, there is something that propels us to step into the unknown knowing that everything will work out fine. It is the inner instinctive knowing that brings us to listen to the whispers of our soul’s song and messages from beyond. When challenged, let’s talk less, listen more and rely a bit more on faith.

 

Does your soul sing

What are you doing in life if not working, living and breathing your passion? 

MANY today have sacrificed what makes them happy for what they were told they were supposed to do.  So 1950’s!  Today, we live in a time where 9 year olds are CEOs of multimillion dollar companies, information is as close as a key stroke and the sky is the limit when it comes to innovation.

With so much possibility in the world, what are you waiting for? 

Passion denotes a compelling feeling, enthusiasm or desire for something.  Generated in the 2nd Chakra, it is where ideas go through gestation to be delivered into the world. 

Let’s see if we can get you closer to figuring out your passion:

  • What recurring ideas for projects keep coming to you? 
  • What activities or topics really excite you? 
  • What could you not live without? 
  • What is your ideal life? 
  • If money were not an issue, what would you do for a living? 
  • What makes you happy and fulfilled? 
  • What could you do for work that would really be like a hobby? 
  • What talents do you have that you enjoy?

When you are in alignment with what excites you, joy transforms the life you knew into a life full of fulfillment.  Stay focused on purpose and passion and you will find yourself living your way into a renewed life.