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You are a creative being and you thrive on expressing yourself. Freedom of expression is the result of being true to your inner genius. It comes from the realization that emotional vulnerability builds strength and self-expression instills confidence.
“Self-expression is the dominant necessity of human nature.” ~ Dale Carnegie
Express yourself on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level as a way of defining your creativity. Your body expresses how you treat yourself; your mind expresses what you think; your heart expresses how you feel; and your spirit expresses your life purpose.
Create health and wellbeing as a way of expressing your passion for being alive. When you treat your body with the love and respect it deserves it will support you in every other area of your life. You’ll have more energy to be creative and more time on earth to fully express yourself.
Your thoughts create your reality. Creating...
Being a true friend is one of life’s greatest accomplishments. It means you have learned how to connect soul to soul with another human being. At this level of connection you naturally look for the best in the others; and that’s what makes you a best friend.
“If you have one true friend you have more than your share.” ~ Thomas Fuller
Real friendship includes being true to yourself. Your authentic self makes friends with people who are also being authentic. As a best friend you always bring your true self to the relationship and that allows both of you to be more authentic and vulnerable.
See the best in your friend’s physical appearance and give them genuine compliments. Be the one who can be counted on to offer support and encouragement in ways that are genuinely uplifting so that your friends feel good just being around you.
Being in healthy relationships means you always speak highly of your friends, even...
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Freedom is a matter of choice. It means you get to choose: how you take care of your body; what you create with your mind; the relationships you put your heart into; and the way you live your life. Inspired action, combined with choice, honors freedom.
“Life without liberty is like a body without a spirit.” Kahlil Gibran
The difference between a life of freedom and a life of bondage is a matter of choosing love over fear. Fear-based choices are made from a frightened ego while love-centered choices come from a courageous soul. Choose love as a way to live with integrity.
The most loving choice you can make for your body is to give it what it needs to be healthy. Get back to basics by walking in nature, growing your own food, getting vitamin D from the sun, and soaking in a hot springs to free your body of stress.
Thoughts that come from love create a life of freedom. Start your day by setting an intention to experience...
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I Am Active
To be active in your body, mind, heart and spirit creates the ultimate state of wellbeing. It means you’re using all of your natural resources to live in harmony with nature. The way you move, think, feel and breathe has a direct impact on the quality of your life.
“I think the most important thing is to keep active and to hope that your mind stays active.”
~ Jane Goodall
Your physical wellbeing depends on being active; your mental wellbeing is enhanced by creative...
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Being cool. calm and collected is the beautiful art of ease. Stay cool and you will be like a breath of fresh air; keep calm under pressure and you will bless everyone with your peaceful presence; be emotionally collected as a way to transform chaos into peace.
The disposition of being cool when things get heated; calm in the midst of conflict; and collected during challenging times, is what it takes to be unstoppable. Practice the art of moving through life with ease to reach your potential and fulfill your dreams.
Staying cool on a physical level comes from activating the relaxation response. The simple act of taking a few deep breaths before you react to a heated situation will turn off the stress response so that you can respond from a place of relaxed clarity.
To keep calm in the midst of conflict takes a peaceful mindset. To develop inner peace you can practice meditation and mindfulness. Meditation is the practice of...
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Life is an adventure. Each day is an opportunity to ignite your adventurous spirit and explore this beautiful world. Do something you’ve never done, go somewhere you’ve never been, meet people you’ve never met before, and see life as an exciting journey.
“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Going on a daring adventure is a bold undertaking. It takes you out of your comfort zone into a world of exploration and exciting experiences. Reclaim the adventurous spirit you had as a child and enjoy your life to the fullest.
Your body craves adventure. It loves to move in new ways that stretch your skill level and strengthen your muscles. Engage in a new sport or activity that challenges you to unleash your inner adventurer.
Develop an adventurous mindset by trying...
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Motherhood is a sacred journey. It’s a process of self-discovery that every human goes through as a result of being born. The bond between mother and child is strengthened by sharing the honorable course of giving and receiving unconditional love.
“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” ~ Robert Browning
Even though you don’t get a manual for life, you do get a mother who does her best to guide you through all of the ups and downs on your human journey. She has acquired enough life experience to fill a manual for living well and it’s yours for the asking.
Motherhood comes with a crash course in wellness. From prevention to healing, a mother has to trust her gut to make good choices. There is nothing that compares to a mother’s intuition when it comes to the health and wellbeing of her children.
The state of being a mother is highly creative. Not only does she create a life inside of her own...
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You were born optimistic. When you came into this world you knew this was a friendly universe and so you believed that life was on your side. To keep optimism alive, renew your faith in the universe every time you witness its astounding beauty.
"The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe.” Einstein
If you believe that you live in a friendly universe your perception of life will be more positive than if you believe this is a hostile universe. You’ll see the glass half full rather than half empty because your life is the glass and you’re the one filling it.
Optimism comes with good coping skills and the ability to take care of your health. How you respond to life and your body is an indicator of how optimistic you are, especially when faced with a challenge. Look at the bright side of everything and you’ll become an eternal optimist who sees challenges as...
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Your true nature is one with the earth. It is a symbiotic relationship between mother nature and human nature. Oneness is the realization that the earth and all of her inhabitants are in this human experience together to create a balanced way of life.
“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Living in harmony with nature is at the core of a balanced life. When you have a healthy body, creative mind, loving heart and free spirit, you feel at one with nature. Taking care of yourself and the earth comes naturally when you’re in a state of balance.
Your body and the earth are your two greatest gifts because without them you wouldn’t be here. Just as the earth is home to billions of life forms, your body is home to billions of bacteria, viruses and fungi that serve to keep your body healthy. You can experience oneness with nature by taking care of your gut microbiome and the...
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There is a natural rhythm to your life unfolding. Flowing with life takes you down a stream of wellbeing towards synchronicities. When you live in a state of flow you experience meaningful coincidences as stepping stones to where you want to go.
Being in the flow is about responding to what happens in life by staying centered in your heart. It means living fully in every now moment and dissolving past regrets and future worries with your attention to the present.
Listening to your body is a way of paying attention to life. When your body is in a state of flow, so is your life. Start by noticing the way you breathe throughout the day. Stressful breathing is shallow and tense; relaxed breathing is deep and flowing.
Life responds to your choices. When you choose to live in harmony with others, you are in the flow of life. You may not agree with some people but you can choose to respect them and celebrate your differences as...
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