Thursday, July 31, 2014

What energizes you?

It's good to take inventory of all the things that make you feel wonderful! When life is feeling a little tough, it may be difficult to access your happy place, so have the list handy to pick from!  Here are some of mine!

Writing in my journal.  
Writing gratitude list for all of my blessings.  
Having a coaching or healing call.  
Writing a list of my contribution to others.  
Having tea with a friend.  
Shopping at the local farmers market.  
Beach walking.  
Talking with a friend.  
Going on holiday.  
Trying new things (hobbies, sports, foods).  
Taking a warm Jacuzzi.  
Playing with a dog.  
Eat a piece of CHOCbite
Making jewelry.  
Eating small portions of whole foods.  
Drinking lots of water.
Buying a gift for a loved one - just because.  
Getting a massage.  
Listening to loud music. 
Reading my birthday love notes (I asked my friends to write them to me for my 40th last year).  
Volunteering by helping others in need.  
Writing thank you notes.  
Waking up early after sleeping 8 hours. 
Doing something nice and unexpected for a friend or stranger.
Calling a friend for no reason other than to tell them I love them.
Read inspirational blogs.
Hand writing a letter.
Playing tennis!

Make sure to make it a SWEET day today!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Note to MYSELF!

It is your responsibility to bring yourself happiness.  To find good friends.  To be grateful.  To be kind.  To be thoughtful.

Whatever is going on in your life know that you are the cause of it.  Good or bad - you can choose to embrace experiences, learn and grow from them or instead you can be resentful, bitter and blaming.

The good news is that whatever has happened before, any experiences or habits that you didn't like are now in the past.  You have the opportunity to let go of it and now focus on the present.  Take time to be conscious that you are not making decisions based on fear because of previous experiences.  Just because you needed to protect before doesn't necessarily mean to need to again. 

Be a YES!  Be fun!  Be open!  

Connect with others in a way that they feel safe and loved!  Question constantly - don't always "know" the answer.  Be fluid. 

When you feel hurt, forgive easily.  Be compassionate with yourself and others.  Play the game of live with fullness and vigor! 

And every day, in every way, be sweet.  To yourself and others.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Who to go to when you need to solve a problem?

I have learned that what makes a great coach is not:

- some one who has got it down perfectly
- a person that looks great on camera
- the best story teller or
- has a sweet demeanor

Instead, a fantastic leader is able to:

- help you illuminate YOUR truth
- give you the confidence to ACT on it!
- help you stay motivated by REWARDING yourself (so that you are not attached to the "having")

So, knowing this, choose wisely.  If you want to lose weight and you have a skinny coach - she may just push her agenda of how she lost it onto you versus really helping you see that YOU HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS that you need!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

How Often Are You Grateful For Your Breath?

Probably the most important thing in life is breath.  But we often take it for granted, until we are short of it, and then we appreciate it.

Do you ever sit and just take breath deep breaths and feel gratitude for it?  It seems silly but it is very powerful indeed

- Sit comfortably with your back supported
- Close your eyes
- Take a deep breath into your nose
- Notice how it feels to breathe
- Allow your stomach to expand with the breath entering
- Feel deep gratitude for your ability to breath

and then on the way out

- Part your mouth 
- Let the breath out
- Push all of it out from deep down
- Let go of all negativity in each exhale

Whatever is going on, as long as you have breath and can be deeply grateful for it, you can always access happiness!

Have an attitude of gratitude for all the precious things in your life!