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Reflections

Perhaps my mind is made of sky, of budding lilacs, swaying tree
and answers to my how and why are given by the bumbling bees.

 

Perhaps my soul is made of free, of anxious trees and youthful gate,
and obstacles that I may see are conquered at a steady rate.

 

Perhaps my heart is made of God, of earth, sun, heavens, moon and rain.
And when I’m lost, when I forget, He gives me back my sight again. –Lohnes

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A Little TLC Goes A Long Way

In a fast-paced and often chaotic society, many women tend to put their own needs on the back burner. As women we often spend much of our lives nurturing others and struggle with giving ourselves permission for self-care. It’s hard to remember that we, as much as anybody else in the entire universe, deserve our own love and affection. In order to design a more complete and fulfilled life, I’m learning that I need to prioritize self-care, which ultimately nourishes and flourishes every other aspect of life. Taking care of my well-being and health first is the best way to ensure I will be able to care for all of my love ones.

Toxic work environments, chronic complaining friends, or doom-and-gloom days deplete energy. I’m finding that eliminating these type of triggers allow space for more positivity and abundance

Rest and reflection enable us to tap in the power within and tackle life with more ease. Self-care reduces the stress, worry, anxiety, tension, fear and overwhelm which bury our dreams and weigh us down.

A calms state of mind opens up a bridge to our unconscious world and is the conduit to realizing what’s possible. When we take time to acknowledge our dreams, we allow ourselves to become more consciously aware of our thoughts, feelings and experiences we may have either repressed, forgotten about, or never been really aware of.

 

 

What is weighing you down?

REMEMBER…

When well-being and health is absent, wisdom can’t reveal itself, art can’t manifest, strength can’t strive, wealth becomes useless, intelligence can’t be applied.

#StayHealthy #Startwithyou #WomanPower

 

 

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Walk

Walking is the best exercise!

This year, walk away from arguments that lead you to nowhere but anger. Walk away from people who deliberately put you down. Walk away from any thought that reduces your worth. Walk away from failures and fears that stifle your dreams.

The more you walk away from things that poison your soul, the happier your life would be.

Walk towards joy and the peace of God. Walk towards loving relationships. Walk towards an attitude of gratitude, laughter, action, inspirational experiences, and self-love. Walk towards choices that move you forward.

Don’t try to explain yourself to everyone. If they don’t accept you shake it off and keep on walking – don’t try to make them understand. Walk!

Wish you a Happy New Year filled with joy, fulfillment, new dreams, new hopes, new experiences, new joys and a truly prosperous year!

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Hello 2016. I’m Ready.

New Year’s is the traditional time of rebirth, renewal, and resolutions.

My New Year’s resolution is to choose my destination wisely, as I journey through life, but try not to hurry there. Hold steadfast to my faith that I will arrive soon enough.

My resolution is to explore, search and listen, stop worrying when I wander the back roads, the forgotten paths, the unknown ways, keeping my dreams in my heart as the light that guides me. My resolution is to seek out new voices, strange sights, bold ideas – to enrich my spirit and soul.

My resolution is to keep my head up, my hopes high, enjoy the journey and know the true worth of my travels lies not in where I’ve come to be, but in who I become along the way.

My friends, join me. It is NEVER too late to start anew. Thank the past for all the powerful, profound lessons. DROP the baggage, fears, doubts, regrets, resentment, and hurt into the abyss of the past. Release it all. Walk forward and leap arms wide open into the NEW YEAR, FREE of all that has weighed you down. Embrace the endless possibilities that await.

Wishing every single one of you and your loved ones a magical New Year that showers you with renewed courage, bold inspiration, unfettered laughter, unending joy and oh so much LOVE. May serenity smile upon you. In the difficult moments, may you have a bounty of strength to navigate those valleys. May we all continue to grow and shine our respective lights. May we rise and flourish as individuals and as an inextricably connected collective.

Let’s dust off those wings. It’s time to soar!

Hello 2016. I’m ready.

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The Paradox Of Our Time

The paradox of our time in history is that:

  • We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less.
  • We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time.
  • We have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints.
  • We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.
  • We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.

We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, drink too much, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, binge watch TV and seldom pray.

We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to life not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not our inner selves.

We’ve done bigger, but not better things.

We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses and broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, debatable integrity, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can brings more noise or insight, and we often choose to just hit delete rather than decide which is which.

Remember to capture the special moments in your life because life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Spend some time with your loved ones, because they may not be around forever. Give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is a treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent.

Listen, speak and share the precious thoughts in your mind.

Reach out and touch the heart of  someone who looks up to you in awe.

Say, ‘I love you’ to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. An embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Hold hands and cherish the moment.

Give love.

If you don’t send this to other people, who cares?… Just remember, it is more rewarding to  SHARE.

Cheers!

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How To Avoid Stress Related Mental Implosions

Life can be stressful so make time for yourself today and everyday… you deserve it! 

A huge part of being human is the emotional turbulence we all face from time to time, from exciting emotional highs to those unbearable low moments. As we grow into adulthood, it gradually dawns on us that life can be a daily battle which leads to stress.

A 2008 survey conducted by AP on college students showed that a whopping 80% experienced stress on a daily basis. If not dealt with aggressively, these stresses can lead to a sense of hopelessness and even psychological conditions like depression.

As someone who has suffered from a bout of stress that left me feeling depressed, I know that every stressed person is trapped in a tragic cycle of self-blame, self-pity and a lack of will to live life fully. I came to the realization that getting to a point in your life where you can adequately address these issues is the most significant step you can take towards recovery.

Most depressed people will beat themselves up with a myriad of questions in a bid to understand why they are going through such an experience. These questions are summed up as follows:

  1. Why now? Just as opportunity and good fortune meets us unexpectedly, so does calamity and misfortune. Life is known to throw complications our way when we least expect them. The most important thing to remember in such a case is that the timing does not matter. It may have happened a month ago or a month from the present. Hold the bull by its horns and work on resolving your issues today, rather that falling into the abyss of self-pity and despair.
  2. Why me? We ask ourselves this question even though we invariably know that we all must suffer some hard ships in life. Posed differently, the question reads ‘what did I do to deserve this?’ It basically describes a feeling of life’s unfairness toward you even though you may be undeserving of life’s lemons. It is important to realize that calamity is no respecter of persons and it can befall anyone. Therefore, rather than thinking irrationally, focus more on dealing with the problem.
  3. Where do I go from here? Some calamities like the loss of a loved can leave one feeling too lost to move on with life. Some people are unable to pick themselves up and opt to stay trapped in their hurt and loss because they are too weakened emotionally to get out of it. How you react to what life thrown your way makes all the difference in determining whether your problems will overcome you or you will overcome them. Begin by realizing that not letting go is unhealthy, then make a plan on how you will move to where you ought to be. Determination and perseverance is key if you are to defeat hopelessness and depression.

While psychology is not my field of expertise, my own life experiences led me to share my thoughts on this issue which affects us all. In conclusion, I would like to share these three tips as a summary of how fight the stress and fear which can ultimately lead to despair, dejection and despondence:

    1. Fill your days and nights with as many positive experiences as you can – find opportunities to laugh, spend time with friends or do the simple things you love.

    1. Always remember that life is subject to change, and with that, bad times will ultimately pass away. Let time heal your wounds.

  1. Ask for help. After all, it is said that a problem shared is a problem half solved.

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My Ideal Work World

In my ideal work world we’d live and die by 4 mantras:

1. Innovation

We work to make a difference — to influence and inspire. I’m surrounded by people who support diverse perspectives. We encourage each other to think big, take risks, and make an impact.

2. Quality

I work in synergy with an incredible team. We deliver PHENOMENAL products over and over and over. By embracing diverse perspectives, we are able to develop better solutions, and approach decisions or challenges in innovative ways. Global diversity and inclusion are essential elements of our culture, inspiring collaboration, and driving growth. Unencumbered by egotistic trivialities, we are focused, disciplined, and continuously strive for exceptional results. We respect each other and work together. We are unstoppable.

3. Agility

We embrace change. We are decisive and move quickly to keep pace with our customers. We outpace the competition.

4. Integrity

We hold ourselves accountable to do what is right and to deliver on our commitments. We are authentic and trustworthy.

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What To Do With Today

Today is a brand new day. A fresh start. An opportunity to replace any negativity with positivity, think happy thoughts, exercise, go for a run or do some sit ups, drink lots of water, fill the body with fuel, sip a latte, take a picture, enjoy the morning.

Today is a day to inspire, create, laugh, love, play… give someone a compliment, make a new friend, tell yourself you are beautiful, spread a smile, be kind, create good karma, take chances, savor, experience life, live.