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There is a big difference between seeing beauty, and feeling dazzled by it. Being amazed by what you see uplifts your body, mind, heart and spirit. Beauty is the experience of love; the more you are dazzled by the beauty of life, the more love will flow through it.
“The radiance in some places is so great as to be fairly dazzling... every crystal, every flower a window opening into heaven, a mirror reflecting the Creator.” ~ John Muir
To dazzle your senses all you need to do is spend time in nature where there is an infinite supply of beauty. When you walk in a forest remember to connect with the green lungs of Mother Earth. Breathe deeply to become dazzled by the gift of oxygen.
Your five senses make it possible to be dazzled by beauty. Use your sense of sight to see what is beautiful; use your sense of smell to enjoy nature’s sweet fragrance; use your sense of touch to feel the earth beneath your bare feet; use your sense...
Balance is the foundation of health and happiness. You can build yourself up by taking care of your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Being balanced is the key to creating a healthy body, creative mind, loving heart, and free spirit.
"Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony."
~ Thomas Merton
You have everything you need to become a balanced human being. Your body and mind serve as the human parts; your heart and spirit represent your inner being. To be healthy, creative, loving and free is simply a matter...
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An uprooted tree is like a body trying to live without the guidance of its soul. Your ego may help you survive with stress and struggle but your soul will help you thrive with ease and grace. Choose to be healthy by trusting your soul to guide you through uncertain times.
“Life is like a tree and its root is consciousness. Therefore, once we tend the root, the tree as a whole will be healthy.” ~ Deepak Chopra
Health is not only the absence of disease, it's the presence of wellbeing. Your body is the physical expression of your mind and soul. Become rooted in soul consciousness to have a healthy mindset that is highly focused on wellness.
Stress lowers your immune system; being at ease strengthens it. It's your overthinking mind that gets you stressed out while your soul knows how to stay calm and make good choices. Choose to be at ease so your immune system can do its job. You can do this by spending time in nature, breathing...
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Loving yourself means paying attention to your body, mind, heart, and spirit. As you focus on each part with compassion you will naturally cultivate genuine self-love in a balanced way. When you love yourself life gets easier.
"If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself."
~ Barbara De Angelis
Loving your body begins with self-acceptance. It needs acceptance to heal or change any parts that you've judged or rejected. When you look at your body in the mirror focus on the parts that are easy to love, then switch your focus to the parts that are harder to love, and accept them too. Your body will respond with healing and transformation.
Loving your mind starts with attention. Pay attention to how you're using your mind or if it's using you. You can develop a healthy mindset by saying...
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Balance is your natural state. Chronic stress will throw you off balance and affect your overall well-being. Make your health a top priority and you'll discover a variety of ways you can naturally restore balance.
“To heal illness, begin by restoring balance.” ~ Caroline Myss
Stress causes shallow breathing. Make a habit of taking deep, relaxing breaths throughout the day. Sighing is a great way to move from your head to your heart and lower stress. Breathing consciously will help you live in the present moment and feel more balanced.
Relationships can throw you off balance. You may need to set a few healthy boundaries with people who are sources of stress in your life. That means deciding what you will, and will not tolerate,...
Your body is rooted in the earth. This is where you will find an infinite supply of life force. If you become unbalanced or depleted your body will experience symptoms. As you naturally increase the flow of life force energy these internal messages are free to go.
“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.”
~ Martha Graham
Mother Earth is an abundant source of life force. Make time each day to connect with her and fill yourself up. This can be done by standing barefoot on the ground and breathing in life force through the soles of your feet. As you breathe out release disappointment; a chronic energy drain. As you fill yourself up with each breath be aware of all the areas of your life where you're already deeply fulfilled.
Allow your intuition to guide you to safety. This is the quiet voice or feeling that...
There is a time for giving and a time for receiving. Phases of the moon represent the divine feminine energy of cycles. The balance of lunar phases contributes to the human experience of wholeness.
“To drop into being means to recognize your interconnectedness with all life, and with being itself. Your very nature is being part of larger and larger spheres of wholeness.”
~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
Wholeness is bigger than yourself. It means playing a conscious role in the big picture that the Universe has set in motion. To be part of...
Self-acceptance is what happens when you can see past your physical limitations, and allow the light of your spirit to shine through. For this to occur it’s important to accept that you are a spiritual being having a human experience.
Declare “I Am Accepting Myself” and reflect on this quote by Lao Tzu: “Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.”
Accept that your body is doing its best to carry your light into the world. When your light gets dimmed it’s time to fan the flame with your breath. Inspire means to breathe in, and be filled with spirit. Set a timer on your watch or phone to remind yourself to make this vital connection throughout the day.
Accept your mind as a magnificent tool for the creative process. Use it to create whatever you desire with...
Too much or too little energy creates an imbalance that can either cause anxiety and overwhelm or fatigue and depression. Think of recharging as a way to find the middle ground where you feel a sense of well-being.
Declare “I Am Recharging My Energy” as you reflect on this quote by bestselling author Jim Loehr: “Energy, not time, is the fundamental currency of high performance.”
Geese are known for their determination. They migrate hundreds of miles to get to a warmer climate and abundant resources where they can recharge. Use this kind of determination when it comes to recharging your own energy.
If you feel like you’re on a wild goose chase it’s time to stop chasing after what you want and allow what is yours to come to you. Being receptive brings balance to taking action, and you need both to live in harmony.
When you feel overwhelmed or anxious it means that you have trapped energy that needs to be released. Discharge the...
Your aliveness is nurtured by radical self-care. An empty inner well doesn’t serve anyone because it eventually dries up from overuse. Your aliveness comes from finding your balance and living in harmony.
Declare “I am alive and well” as you reflect on this quote by Howard Thurman: “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
A well that is full has plenty to share and finds itself surrounded by beauty. It’s an inviting place to visit because it’s brimming with aliveness. Fill up your own well today by taking good care of yourself and notice how it naturally spills over and benefits others.
Wellness is an inside job. The image of filling up a well is the perfect metaphor for self-care. Imagine an empty well with nothing left to give as a way of remembering the value of restoring balance.
Self-care is more than a...
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