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Life is a balancing act between power and wisdom. Your masculine side holds the power and your feminine side delivers the wisdom. When your inner wisdom directs your personal power, you naturally live a more balanced, fulfilling life.
“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.”
~ Thomas Merton
Your body and mind are the power sources that energize your life. Your heart and spirit are the sources of wisdom that provide inner peace. The way you balance your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual energy depends on daily habits.
Get in the habit of increasing your life force energy by taking good care of your body. Self-care is the kind of self-love that enhances every aspect of your health. Practice deep breathing throughout the day as a way to lower stress and stay balanced in your body.
Develop the habit of increasing creative energy by focusing your mind on what...
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Vitality is restored when you carve out time for yourself. Being in nature feeds your soul and helps you gain a fresh perspective on life. Simply by attuning to the natural world you’ll feel refreshed and rejuvenated.
“We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise, we harden.” ~ Goethe
Rejuvenate means to make youthful. Stress and fatigue melts away when you take the time to recharge. Self-care allows you to easily return to your day-to-day responsibilities feeling lighter, healthier and happier. Create rejuvenation rituals to stay young and vital.
You have an inner well that must be filled up daily with peace, joy, love and gratitude to feel emotionally rejuvenated. Peace comes in quiet moments of stillness. Joy arises from being true to yourself. Love flows from your natural state of kindness. Gratitude comes from appreciating yourself and others.
Spending time in the mountains or by the...
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Think of your immune system as an energy field that either gets charged or drained by its environment. You can become more immune to disease, stress, worry, fear, and doubt by pausing to reset your biological systems.
“As you begin to heal the inner you, you alter your immune system.” ~ Wayne Dyer
Reset your immune system to protect you from disease with the best possible nutrition, supplements, herbs, hydration, exercise, sleep, rest and relaxation. You can also supercharge your immune system by tapping on your upper chest to stimulate your thymus gland. Do this for twenty seconds three times a day to generate more T cells.
Your cardiovascular and respiratory systems can be reset from from fear to love by tuning into your heart while breathing deeply. It helps to place your hands over the center of your chest and focus on the mantra: I am love. Feel deep appreciation for your strong beating heart and clear breathing lungs...
Your lungs have been supporting you since the day you were born; now would be a good time to return the favor. Inhale fresh oxygen from trees and exhale carbon dioxide while feeling grateful for this symbiotic relationship.
“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
Support the lungs of Mother Earth by helping to preserve her forests. The Amazon rainforest has been deforested to provide land for cattle-ranching. You can help reduce this imbalance by leaning more towards a plant-based diet.
Foods that reduce inflammation in your lungs are: leafy greens, cherries, blueberries, walnuts, beans, lentils, olives and turmeric. Oranges and tangerines are also beneficial; in fact they look like your lungs when you cut them in half.
Tarzan was clearing his lungs every time he pounded his chest. You can tap on your chest...
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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...
Yoga means union between mind and body. By combining poses (asanas) inspired by nature and animals with conscious breathing techniques (pranayama), you experience a healthy connection between your body and mind that brings you fully into the present moment where life is happening. The more you practice yoga, the more present you become to your life.
Here is a 20-minute home yoga practice for beginners:
If you are brand new to yoga this is a great introduction. If you already a seasoned yogi this is still a gentle reminder of how much you can connect your body/mind with an easy 20-minute practice at home.
After you complete this yoga practice notice how you feel and write about it in your journal. Feel free to email me at: [email protected] to share your experience with me. I would love to hear from you!
Happy Mantra Monday!
Laughter is natural medicine for your body, mind and soul. It releases endorphins, strengthens your immune system, and lowers stress. Find the humor in being human and expand your consciousness.
Declare “I Am Feeling Good” and consider these words from Abraham Lincoln: “When I do good I feel good, when I do bad I feel bad, and that's my religion.”
You live in the feeling of your thoughts. To feel good, focus on the good in your life and develop a sense of humor. Have fun every day and let your inner child come out to play.
Trusting your intuition feels good because it’s your spiritual guidance directing you towards your highest good. Focus on being in the present moment and experience your feelings fully. If you’re feeling good, you’re aligned with your spirit.
Feel good about who you are by acknowledging how far you’ve come, and all the life lessons you’ve learned. You’ve always done the best you...
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...
When your body, mind and heart are aligned with your spirit, you’re in a natural state of balance. There is great value in creating a balanced life from the inside out. It gives you the power to live your life on your own terms.
Declare “I Am Creating a Balanced Life” and start today.
Do you take good care of your body? Are you developing the strength, flexibility, endurance and energy you need to be fit? If your physical self were to ask you to change one thing, what would it be? Respond with an action plan.
Are you living the life of your dreams? Who would you have to be, and what would you be doing differently to fulfill your biggest dream? Plant those seeds of change in your mind, and nurture them daily.
Are you in a healthy, happy relationship? If not, start by having one with yourself. Be the partner you would like to have by treating yourself with loving kindness and respect at all times.
Do you feel aligned with your spirit? If not, start a...
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