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Self-trust begins when you realize what your body needs to thrive, and provide it. Our bodies depend on Mother Earth for oxygen, water, food, and shelter. This basic interconnectedness is the source of physical well-being.
“The body never lies.” ~ Martha Graham
The combination of a furry friend and the great outdoors is a health prescription you can trust to elevate your well-being.The only side effects are a deeper connection with your four-legged companion and Mother Nature.
Forest Bathing is a practice that supports the immune system. Simply by walking among the trees your health will be enhanced by the wood essential oils being emitted in the air. Strolling through a forest also strengthens all of your senses, including intuition.
Listen to what your body is saying. It's always speaking to you through symptoms and sensations. Your body could be directing you to spend more time outdoors because on this...
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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,...
We live in a supportive universe. Like a river that flows and affects everything it touches, you have an infinite flow of well-being that is the source of your success and positively affects the lives of those you touch.
"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." ~ Albert Schweitzer
Healthy habits form a strong foundation for living a successful life. Having a yoga practice is a way to mindfully move your body, deepen your breath, massage your internal organs, and increase circulation. It's also a great way to get into the natural rhythm of life where success naturally flows.
A big part of success is creativity and innovation. When you can take an idea all the way to full creative self-expression you will feel satisfied by the successful process of completion. Any additional success that shows up in the outer world can be considered a bonus.
Inspired action is often the...
Supercharge your dreams into existence with the wisdom of your soul. When your body is rooted in a solid foundation of well-being and your ego is aligned with your soul, all is well. Trust your soul as though your life depends on it.
“Trust that your soul has a plan and even if you can’t see it all, know that everything will unfold as it’s meant to.” ~ Deepak Chopra
Your soul is here to enjoy the human experience. It loves to be in nature where your body feels more grounded, and your mind is more in tune with inner wisdom. Spend time outdoors near trees as often as possible, even if it's just for few minutes. This is one way to honor your soul.
Your soul will guide you to make good choices. When those choices have positive results you will learn to trust your soul and let go of the ego's attachment to specific outcomes.
Trust your soul to guide you to where you want to go. It's like having an inner GPS to reach your...
Struggle comes from living with a mistaken identity. It’s the result of over-identifying with a wounded ego that’s struggling to survive. When you identify more with your soul and less with your ego, the tug-of-war between fear and love will have a happy ending.
Declare “I Am Giving Up Struggle” and reflect on this quote by bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates: “When you give up struggle, there’s a kind of love.”
When you’re struggling in a relationship, your ego is in charge and pulling you into its fear-based belief system. When you’re at ease, your soul is in charge and pulling you towards unconditional love. You can tell which part is in control by the way you feel.
Imagine paddling a kayak upstream. Giving up the struggle is simply turning your kayak around and going downstream. There is a river of well-being flowing to you at all times. When you stop resisting, and relax into the flow 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...
Happiness is a choice. It cannot be bought or sold, pursued or found because it’s a state of mind. Unhappiness can be transformed by loving yourself enough to break through the blocks that are preventing your well-being.
Declare “I Am Creating Happiness” and reflect on these words by Dale Carnegie: “Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.”
The way you see your body can either strengthen or weaken your happiness. If you focus on what you don’t like about your body you will see more of that and feel sad. Focus on what you love and appreciate to dissolve the block of judgment.
Do you earn a living doing what you love or does it bring you down? Notice how you feel while you’re working to determine if it’s blocking or enhancing your happiness. You can remove the block to feeling good by either changing your career or having a different view of it.
The nature of thought is to flow freely in a stream of consciousness. When fearful thinking gets stuck in your head it forms a block to your well-being. You can clear the blockage by focusing more on what you love.
Declare “I Am Changing My Thoughts” and consider this quote by Max Plank: “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
Being in a constant state of love and gratitude will change your life. If you direct your mind to always look for something to love and appreciate there will be no room for complaining, blaming or judging.
Your physical state affects your mental state. You can change your biochemistry by moving your body and breathing deeply. For example, if your thoughts are causing you to feel down or depressed, put on some music and dance or step outside and do some vigorous breathing exercises or take a walk in nature to change your state.
If you often feel like a victim or that...
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