Life Skills

Unable to Connect Emotionally?

I have been feeling a lot of uncertainty, not surprising. What has left me unsettled is my inability to connect emotionally with some choices we have been moving towards as a family. As an empath, my emotional connection is my compass. I have observed in the last year that when I am not able to … Continue reading Unable to Connect Emotionally?

Simple Phrase to Boost Your Daily Affirmations

This simple addition to your daily affirmations works with your mind’s tendencies to allow the affirmation to seep deeper into your subconscious and begin to root. From this point forwardI chooseto believeit is possiblethat… (insert your affirmation).Source: Monica Roseberry, MA, CMT** From this point forward acknowledges that maybe things haven’t been ideal in the past. … Continue reading Simple Phrase to Boost Your Daily Affirmations

Partner on Your Nerves? Rekindle the Love In Your Heart

This has been an extremely stressful time, and routines that supported your healthy relationship may have been shattered. It is easy to let small annoyances get the best of you. If your partner is on your nerves or if you are on your partner’s nerves, follow these tips to rekindle the love in your heart … Continue reading Partner on Your Nerves? Rekindle the Love In Your Heart

Quick Exercise to Boost Your Mood

Everybody is feeling a little off these days, and this quick exercise can get you back on track. Use it for yourself, with your kids, as a way to wake-up or fall asleep, or as a journal prompt. Consider these statements. If you’d like, start with three deep breaths. Remember something that worked well for … Continue reading Quick Exercise to Boost Your Mood

Mindful Considerations

No is not mean, No is a boundary.Yes is not nice, Yes is a commitment.Maybe is not indecisive, Maybe is a consideration.Integrity is not an attribute, Integrity is a foundation.Happiness is not found, Happiness is cultivated.Courage is not inherent, Courage is a choice.Compassion is not an option, Compassion is a necessity.Respect is not deserved, Respect … Continue reading Mindful Considerations

Mindful Listening and Speaking

There’s always sometruth behind “I’m just kidding” knowledge behind “I don’t know” emotion behind “I don’t care” andpain behind “I’m fine“. Being mindful about how you listen and how you speak is more important than ever these days. Tune into being more supportive, inquisitive, and compassionate if you hear others use these phrases. If you … Continue reading Mindful Listening and Speaking

10 Quick Mudras for Mindfulness and Wellbeing

Mudras are symbolic hand gestures that facilitate the flow of energy in the subtle body and enhance one’s intentions, meditations, and overall wellbeing. They have been in use by Eastern cultures for thousands of years. Mudra translates to seal, gesture, or mark. This list of 10 quick mudras for mindfulness and wellbeing was compiled from Getrud … Continue reading 10 Quick Mudras for Mindfulness and Wellbeing

3 Simple Steps to Decluttering

Are you stuck at home feeling overwhelmed by your stuff but not sure where to start with a good declutter? Are you overwhelmed by the idea of holding everything you own and asking if it brings you joy? There is a simpler way. Don’t purge, pick. Step 1: Pick a number, 5 for change or … Continue reading 3 Simple Steps to Decluttering

3 Quick Ways to Relieve Tension

If you find yourself holding more tension in your body lately, here are three quick tips to relieve the strain. Try each of them and see which one works best for you. Unclench your jaw and relax your tongue, and your body will naturally relax as well. This is an ancient yogi technique. Interweave your … Continue reading 3 Quick Ways to Relieve Tension

Use Your Discomfort to Set Your Target

We are all going through a lot of uncertainty right now, and it is uncomfortable, to say the least. I do believe though that discomfort is a tool for change and clarity. Are you stuck in an energy, a place, a relationship, or a situation that is not a good fit for your soul? Trust … Continue reading Use Your Discomfort to Set Your Target

Today’s Mission: Find the Potential in Small Moments

I was in the kitchen this morning loading the dishwasher and putting away the items left to air dry from last night. One of the air dry items was our goldfish container. It is acrylic and sits on our counter all the time for the kids to grab a quick snack. It had been out … Continue reading Today’s Mission: Find the Potential in Small Moments

3 Simple Ways to Improve Your Intuition

Many of us have more time for reflection these days, so put that time to use by being mindful about cultivating your intuition. Intuition is a powerful tool in life. The more tuned in you are to your intuition, the easier life will flow. Not to say there won’t be obstacles, but you will have … Continue reading 3 Simple Ways to Improve Your Intuition

How to Properly Throw a Little Fit

Is there really a right way to throw a little fit? I think so. Should I be encouraging people to throw a little fit? I think so. Emotion is part of the human experience, so we may as well benefit from it. I love to throw little fits, they actually bring me joy. At this … Continue reading How to Properly Throw a Little Fit

10 Mindful Journal Prompts for Increased Peace of Mind

If you need a little boost of positivity or increased peace of mind, settle into your favorite chair with your journal. Here are ten journal prompts to get your thoughts flowing in a constructive manner. What worked well for you today? What are you grateful for today that you previously took for granted? Write about … Continue reading 10 Mindful Journal Prompts for Increased Peace of Mind

20 Ways to Give Your Home a Quick Boost of Positive Energy

Sometimes our home needs a boost of energy or a positive change. Here is a quick list of simple steps you can take to get the transformation started. Pick and choose the ones that resonate with you. Have fun! Get rid of 5 things Dust the main room Light a candle Open all the windows … Continue reading 20 Ways to Give Your Home a Quick Boost of Positive Energy

4 Steps to Integrity

The most important person you can approach with integrity is yourself. The 4 Steps to Integrity 1. Try your best – This takes a lot of dedication. We aren’t 100% a 100% of the time. It is a commitment to be made repeatedly. 2. Have compassion for the human experience – Different people and different … Continue reading 4 Steps to Integrity

12 Simple Daily Habits to Improve Your Well-being

Meditate Mindfully breathe Move your body Appreciate nature Pray Express gratitude Listen to music Give compliments Smile Give a good hug Learn something new Make plans

20 Seconds to Better Health

According to a scientific study, the socially acceptable length of a hug is 3 seconds. That fits neatly into my rule of three category, but there is more to the story. A hug should really be about 20 seconds, because that is how long it takes our bodies to release oxytocin. Oxytocin is a hormone … Continue reading 20 Seconds to Better Health

Reframe Your Situation for Peace

I’m not close with one of my relatives. It is complicated, and telling the story no longer serves me. I can stay pretty neutral about the situation until my annual visit to my home state. Overall, I love and look forward to this visit, but the inherent obligation to see my relative while I’m ‘home’ … Continue reading Reframe Your Situation for Peace

13 Questions to Discover Your Life’s Purpose

I felt that my life’s purpose was terribly elusive the majority of my life. I kept seeking clarity, looking for signs, and waiting for everything to fall into place. I would pray on it, meditate about it, and set intentions around it. Whenever I was sad or felt less than, I always defaulted that it … Continue reading 13 Questions to Discover Your Life’s Purpose

Follow Your Inner Compass Home

For about four years my signature jewelry piece has been a compass necklace. I never take it off. I have worn out two already, and a new one always appears at the perfect time to let me know the prior can be retired. Although only the original compass was from BRYAN ANTHONYS, their words are … Continue reading Follow Your Inner Compass Home

How to Ask for a Sign from the Universe

There comes a time in everyone’s life when Divine guidance would be much appreciated. When you find yourself at this crossroads, and you have meditated, and you have prayed, it may be time to ask for a sign from the Universe. The Universe doesn’t care if your request concerns something monumental or infinitesimal. When you … Continue reading How to Ask for a Sign from the Universe

Today’s Mindfulness Demise is Brought to You by the Dog

As if a husband and children are not humbling enough when you are on a mindfulness journey, throw in a few pets for good measure. We have three dogs. More accurately, our family has two dogs, and my husband has one dog. My husband’s dog is a West Highland Terrier, and her name is Sugar. … Continue reading Today’s Mindfulness Demise is Brought to You by the Dog

How a Pause Can Lead to a Solution

I recently took one of our vehicles into the dealership to have the side view mirror fixed. The mirror wouldn’t stay in place at all, it was wobbly like the mechanism had broken. I showed the service guy what the problem was and headed to the waiting room while my vehicle headed to the service … Continue reading How a Pause Can Lead to a Solution

Don’t Look Back, You Can Never Look Back

One of my mentors touched on this concept recently. Two of my friends also reinforced this concept to me within the last few weeks, separately, without knowledge that the other had done so. I believe in the power of three, and that was three. After pining for several years after something I felt I had … Continue reading Don’t Look Back, You Can Never Look Back

Mindfulness Mini – Misleading Yourself

It is so easy to ruminate on the negative. I found myself recently in a mind trap where I was telling myself a very one sided, negative story. It was really quite ridiculous, truly outside of reality, but when you repeat it enough to yourself, all negative things seem plausible. To pull myself out of … Continue reading Mindfulness Mini – Misleading Yourself

Mindfulness Mini – Compassion

Breath is literally your life source, don’t underestimate the power of focusing on your breath. When you can control your breath, you can control your thoughts. When you can control your thoughts, you can be thoughtful about your actions. Think about how powerful that is! Use this exercise for generating compassion for yourself, a situation … Continue reading Mindfulness Mini – Compassion

Mindfulness Mini – Grokking

What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create. Buddha Grokking was taught to me as a way to prepare yourself for your day, a difficult task, or an uncertain scenario. Grokking is a way to set your state of mind and to prepare yourself for an appropriate response … Continue reading Mindfulness Mini – Grokking

Resolving Difficult People

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. Carl Jung When someone really upsets you, once or repeatedly, that person has probably acted in violation of one of your core values. There are always going to be people in your life who you don’t particularly care for their company. Fine, that’s life. … Continue reading Resolving Difficult People

Setting Intention, Life Navigation System

Setting intention is using your life navigation system. The life navigation system works like a regular GPS. Tell the universe where you are headed by setting your intention. I use intention all the time, like when I have to have difficult conversations, when I am driving somewhere new, or when I am promoting my business. … Continue reading Setting Intention, Life Navigation System

8 Myths About Manifesting

Manifesting is a mindfulness tool used to attract positive change in your life, and there are a lot of myths surrounding the process and subsequent results. Do you subscribe to any of these myths? Myth 1: You will always manifest what you want. Truth: Something will always manifest, but it may not be what you … Continue reading 8 Myths About Manifesting

Neutral is a Cash Move

When you allow your thoughts to ruminate on the negative, your energy is lost to a negative void. There is no return on your time or energy spent, and you are left feeling more and more depleted. Of course you know that the best investment is shifting to positive thinking. Being positive actually creates and … Continue reading Neutral is a Cash Move

Attracting Change in Your Life

If you are trying to attract a change in your life, there are steps you can take to mentally prepare and to make the path smoother. I have seen this technique used with success over and over again. It works for cars, homes, careers, volunteer positions, relationships, etc. 1. Gratitude for the current situation – … Continue reading Attracting Change in Your Life

Use the Power of 3 in Your Life

The number 3 is a powerful tool for self mastery and represents joy in numerology. You can use the power of 3 to be more aware of your own interactions and tendencies and to help ease yourself into new experiences or change old habits. Studies have shown that positive or negative energy is transferred to … Continue reading Use the Power of 3 in Your Life

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