Thursday, July 31, 2014

It's the Last Day of July

What do you want to accomplish in the 8th month of this year?
Can you see it in your mind's eye? Can you feel the emotions now, that you will have when your accomplishment is achieved?   
Start fresh in August!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The UnSmooth Smoothie

Sometimes, my home-made green smoothies end up tasting pretty awful!  I love sharing recipes for both raw and cooked dishes, but green smoothies seem to make up their own mind as to how they will taste - so I don't want to share!  Maybe it has to do with the bitterness of the greens, or tartness of the berries.  
Today I'm applying the adage, "If at first you don't succeed, try again."  I will not give up on making smoothies, especially with the abundance of greens we have from our CSA share.  
What are you willing to "try again" today?  Put your intention upon the outcome. How will you feel when you succeed? Now, step into action. may hear the whirrr of my Vitamix in the background!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Success= Writing Down Your Thoughts

There are many approaches to journaling, and I've shared my own formula in my upcoming book Keyed In - 7 Keys To Transform Your Life.
As a start, unearth or purchase a small notebook and keep it with you.  When you have down time, grab your notebook and write a story.  Tell a story in the present tense of an experience that you would like to have.  Write it as if it has already happened.  Putting our thoughts and feelings in writing, and experiencing positive emotions about the experience will align you with success!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Dream a Little This Summer

If you  have children, you know that summer is a great time to explore and create.  If you were a child (wink) you may remember the same.
What can you embrace this summer to reignite the child in you?  Is there something creative you have an inkling to pursue?  Is there a sport or fitness program you want to learn?  Did you want to see how your body responds to an elimination diet (omit certain foods or groups of foods from your plate)?
Get playful,  try something new.  As you expand and grow, you will feel less stress and more success!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Do You Know What Gets In the Way of Your Success?

When you can release stress, you make room for more success in your life.  What steps do you presently take to release stress?

A tool for you to use today is:
Take off your shoes.
Take off your socks.
Press your feet into the ground or floor.
Spread your toes.
Feel the energy of the Earth entering your body.
Breathe and release your stress, as you become grounded in this moment.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

What Are You Thinking About?

Have you ever noticed that what you bring your attention to often appears in your life?  Sometimes, you have stressful thoughts, and your stress and worry lead to the manifestation of getting stuck in traffic and arriving late for an appointment.  Other times, you think about the best outcome.  You think of a friend, and that friend calls you just to say, "hi." 

Today, I invite you to pay attention to your thoughts, and stay focused upon thinking about what you would like to bring about in your life.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Cool Down List

The summer heat has hit the east coast.  Here are my ideas to keep you cool, in body, mind and spirit:
1.  Eat more raw food.  Spiralizing summer squash and tossing it in with a raw tomato sauce or ginger peanut dressing makes an amazing meal.  If you don't have a spiralizer, then use a veggie peeler and peel away your summer squash.  Simply blend some fresh tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and basil for a cool refreshing sauce.  Add other spices as you see fit.  
2.  Take that pause.  When you are in relationship with another, remind yourself to respond rather than react.  Keep a cool touchstone in your pocket - such as a smooth stone or sea shell.  Use your touch stone as a reminder to keep your cool, breath, key in and then respond.
3.  Visualize it.  Take 2 minute in the morning before setting off into your day.  Imagine yourself being and doing all that you wish to accomplish in an ideal way.  Feel the feelings that you want to experience, just in that moment.