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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...
Love is on the other side of fear. Past fear causes depression, and future fear is called anxiety. Let go of your past and future fears while centered in your heart, and return to love in the present moment.
Declare “I Am Letting Go of Fear” and find your balance.
Fear has a way of putting up walls around your heart. Fear of rejection, abandonment, failure, and judgment can stop you from going for it and living your dreams. Let go of fear and tear down the imaginary barriers to wholehearted living.
FEAR is an acronym for ‘False Expectations Appearing Real.’ Drop your false expectations and replace them with Love. LOVE stands for ‘Living On Vital Energy.’ Fear is only useful when it steers you away from danger and keeps you safe.
The most important journey you’ll ever take is from your head to your heart. The ego can paralyze you with all its fear-based beliefs. Your soul will uplift you with its love-centered wisdom. Make a list...
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