Did you ever think that the overconsumption of high-caloric holiday meals and treats ( but don’t get me wrong SUPER DELICIOUS) , stress and hustle and bustle of the holidays MIGHT be the cause of getting the winter blues, catching a cold or flu during this time of year? This post is a friendly reminder to not forget about YOURSELF at this time of the year. When you are happy, healthy, and NOT breaking the bank to make others feel happy, you will have more holiday joy to share to others to make these holidays even MORE memorable. This might seem so simple but have you ever taken time to do the opposite around this time of the year than what society and the media tells us we should be doing at this time of the year?
October are now known for are Domestic Violence Awareness Month and National Bullying Awareness Month.
To make positive change in the world ,we need to start with ourselves and look at how we treat ourselves and others.The first step we can all take to tackle this worldwide epidemic is to first be educated about the subject.
It is sad to think all of us either have been personally affected or know someone who has suffered from domestic violence and/ or bullying these days.
Be more conscious about domestic violence or bullying and stand up for what is right. Please send prayers of hope and encouragement or positive good energy to anyone who is suffering from a difficult situation like this.
If you or someone you know is affected by these things, take action, because you might not know if it could be too late if you don't. Please be brave to talk to someone about these issues or reach out and call( you can even text or send a tweet to a hotline such as these:
United States National Domestic Violence Hotline:
Chat with someone online- www.thehotline.org
Someone is always available 24/7/365
A simple call or act of kindness with reaching out can make all the difference in the world and really SAVE someone's life! You could be someone's hero today or be a hero for yourself.
Over here in the Midwest of the United States, with the first smell of Fall and bonfires filling the air, a whole chain of events quickly begin to take place in a blink of an eye. Talks of weekend trips to the local apple orchard,hayrides and the pumpkin patch spread like wildfire. Everyone dusts off their Fall and Winter wardrobe boxes and fashionable boots, jackets and sweaters walk the streets. And it’s like in an instant, you just got the kids ready for school and all of the stores have switched their holiday displays to pumpkins, ghosts, black cats, witches and all the types of Halloween candy you can think of.
Have you ever had one of those moments where you've completely lost track of time doing something you love?
It feels like you enter this different reality, perhaps a different dimension where time doesn't exist and you are in your happy place.
These are ways spirit and your higher self are communicating with your heart and soul, giving you clues as to what you SHOULD be doing with your time and energy that align with your spirit, rather than doing what is EXPECTED of you or what you are TOLD to be doing by society’s standards.
If you keep listening to the silence during these moments when you are fully immersed in the NOW, look within to see and understand what is going on…
Did you give your best today?
Thinking that there are benefits to giving might be counterintuitive to what we are used to hearing all of the time that giving should be "selfless" but come on... there needs to be a benefit for ALL parties so that one can feel like they WANT to give all the time.
We gotta be realistic here! And I am all about giving you guys practical, realistic information that works so you can live the most fulfilling life possible for you!
It's not fair to always be the giver, and other people in a relationship are always the taker. Sooner or later, you will get burnt out, and cannot give anymore of yourself.
There is an art to giving...
I was blessed to be reminded today of one of my great mentors who helped completely change the course of my life, who gently guided me towards self-healing,and finding the true calling of my soul.
This mentor was the late Dr. Wayne Dyer, (May 10, 1940 – August 29, 2015) who was an American philosopher, self-help author, and a motivational speaker. His first book, Your Erroneous Zones (1976), is one of the best-selling books of all time, with an estimated 35 million copies sold to date.
Back in 2014, as I was first awakened to this new way of living a life of inspiration, true purpose,and wonder,
My life journey has been interesting this past year but I know everything happens for a reason... I have come to accept the lessons that I have to go through in life, which allow me to gain hopefully beneficial insight that can help others like yourself, so you don't have to go through the same things or make the same mistakes that I have in life.
Alot of struggle to go beyond my comfort zone to be better occurred, alot of soul-searching, self-healing and self-reflection was going on on my end. It hit me like a TON of bricks out of NOWHERE! Have you been going through the same at all?
If you have been going through alot of soul-searching and self-reflection lately, perhaps this story can provide some helpful insight, hope, and show you that there IS light at the end of the tunnel and all the struggle, pain, heartache, letting go, coming to terms with the past to be open for new experiences in the present and future is ALL WORTH IT...
Investing in a mentor for any new journey you take, such as starting a new business, drastically transform your personal life, or wanting to loose a significant amount of weight, can be excellent for building and maintaining your self-confidence, your self-awareness, and your ability to battle through the hardships that life throws at you along the journey. While personal and spiritual development can certainly be done alone, most people will find it more beneficial to do it with the help of a trusted advisor. Below is a list of eight benefits why someone might be better off hiring a mentor to guide them through their journey in life rather than going on it alone.
It’s probably safe to say that nobody’s life is “perfect.” And in knowing and accepting that realization, we look for ways that we can improve our lives, bit by bit, day by day.
And while striving for perfection isn’t realistic, living a meaningful life of fulfillment certainly is.
Human beings are working on themselves constantly, always looking for improvement.
We typically improve ourselves by expanding on either our physical, mental, or emotional needs.
But what we very often tend to neglect, and this is usually due to a lack of awareness, is to work on our spiritual side…