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How I Stay Healthy + Small Exercises at Home To Feel Better About Yourself

How I Stay Healthy + Small Exercises at Home To Feel Better About Yourself

Do you ever feel sluggish or just not quite yourself? Maybe it’s been weeks or months (or years?) since your last serious workout? Maybe it’s time for a change?

We all get to a point eventually where we internally say, “Enough!!!” Or, your body will say “Enough!” and you won’t have a choice but to make your health a priority.

Below I hate a list of things I do to stay healthy plus a few ideas for exercises you can do at home to feel better about yourself.

How I Stay Healthy

 

I made the choice to eat well. I eat a big salad about four times a week, in addition to my regular sized dinner. This is like a super salad of organic veggies and it tastes amazing. I’ll add in lots of lettuce (greens are essential to health!), shredded carrots, avocado, celery, dried cranberries, snow peas, orange bell pepper, broccoli and cucumber. […]

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Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen) – Must Hear Advice From the 90’s

Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen) – Must Hear Advice From the 90’s

Today’s lesson comes to use from the 90’s by a man name Baz Luhrmann. I don’t even have much of an intro for this post, except I ask for your trust. Take 5 minutes for me and watch the music video below. Listen to the words, let them sink in deep down into your soul and see what comes out at the other end. Just trust me.

All I ask is at the end of this video, scroll to the bottom of the page and make a comment to tell me the key thing you got out of watching this video. Thank you in advance.

Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’97
Wear Sunscreen…

… If I could offer you only one tip for the future,
sunscreen would be it.
The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists,
whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my […]

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What Are Your Defense Mechanisms?

What Are Your Defense Mechanisms?

Defense mechanism behaviors that have worked for you in the past
may not fit you anymore and need to change.

We all have defense mechanisms that we’ve developed over time, often without being aware of it. In times of trouble, the behaviors that have worked to get us past challenges with the least amount of pain are the ones that we repeat; even when part of us knows they no longer work. Such behavior is a natural response from our mental and physical aspects. But because we are spiritual beings as well, we have the ability to rise above habits and patterns to see the truth that lay beyond. And from that moment on, we can make choices that allow us to work directly from that place of truth within us.

Most of our defense mechanisms were developed in childhood; from the moment that we realized crying would get us the attention […]

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New Conscious Divas Post: When You Wonder If You’re On the Right Track After Making a Decision

New Conscious Divas Post: When You Wonder If You’re On the Right Track After Making a Decision

Read my latest personal growth message posted as an expert author on the Conscious Divas website. Below is a teaser of the article with a link where you can read the full post. Enjoy today’s article on “When You Wonder If You’re On the Right Track After Making a Decision”!

“…Have I made the right decision? Where do I go from here? Will it turn out the way I hope?

These are all questions that plague the mind of someone when they’ve just leaped off into the unknown. Career changes are in place, relationships have ended or a new venture has just begun.

It is normal for us to second guess ourselves. Ultimately, we just want reassurance we have made the “right” decision and are headed in the “right” direction.

Instead of playing the right/wrong game, what if we instead have Trust in our Self. After all, the reason we’ve made a recent decision […]

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My Favorite Motivational Speeches from the Best Inspirational Movies

My Favorite Motivational Speeches from the Best Inspirational Movies

I love feel good movies that open my mind and give me new perspective. I’m always on the look out for movies that are true stories and have much wisdom buried in the writing. Below you’ll see some of my favorite inspirational movies and a short video clip from each. Maybe bookmark this post and watch any of these videos when you need a little push in the right direction one day.

I’d love to know what your favorite motivational speeches OR inspirational movies are. Send a comment at the bottom of this post if you have a good recommendation for me. 🙂

The Pursuit of Happyness

Rocky Balboa

The Blind Side

Peaceful Warrior

Bonus Video: Facing the Giants Wholeheartedly

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Introducing the Power of Eckhart Tolle via Oprah

Introducing the Power of Eckhart Tolle via Oprah

Some of you may remember this worldwide web event where Oprah interviewed Eckhart Tolle based on his book A New Earth. Over 130 countries were in attendance for the first show and the audience count continued to soar over this 10-week series.

Oprah says, “This is the most exciting thing I’ve ever done. I’ve done a lot of things in my life but I am most proud of the fact that all of you have joined us in this global community to talk about what I believe is one of the most important subjects and presented by one of the most important books of our time. A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose.”

I read this book months before the webinar was even being promoted. Lines and lines and lines are underlined and highlighted (which I rarely do to books). This truly is one of the most powerful books of […]

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What Keeps Us Going Through Rock-Bottom Times?

What Keeps Us Going Through Rock-Bottom Times?

Today’s post is directed at all you busy-bees out there who are working hard to get ahead, or be noticed, or fulfill your newly set 2011 goals. I’m such such a busy bee and always have been. Ok, well, I guess I’ll rephrase and say I have been for the past 10 years. I wanted to create a space for you to slow down and remember what’s most important…

I’ll start by reminding you that I’ve been challenged and I’ve been tested to the max – a few times. I remember once in my life, laying in a park when it was pitch-black outside… staring up at the stars, crying thinking “this is rock bottom”. I remember sitting in front of my doctor after weeks of testing for her to hint that I may or may not have cancer, we needed to do one more test, and I’d know in 45 […]

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The Life-Changing Powers of Confrontation

The Life-Changing Powers of Confrontation

You already know exactly what I’m talking about. I don’t have to tell you what “confrontation” means.

I’ll start by admitting to you all that I think confrontation is one of the most difficult things to do, for me. It would be so easy for some people to shove the past under the rug, move on, write it off – but not for me. Some say we have a “contract” with ourselves before we come to live on this planet. A contract we must fulfill or we come back and do it again until we get it right. I don’t think I believe in all that, but if it is true, then my biggest feat is to stand up for myself, confront my fears and stand in alignment. Strong, honest, pure.

When I have to confront something (usually a someONE), my body has this awful reaction that I’d give anything to turn […]

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What To Do When Someone Disappoints You

What To Do When Someone Disappoints You

When someone disappoints us it kind of feels like you’re standing still and not sure what to do. Anger, fear and sadness mix together. Questions start popping up all over the place. “What did I do?” “Was this my fault?” “Am I not good enough?” “Do I tell the person how I really feel?” “Should I never talk to them again?”

It is very easy to slip into the role of victim here and point your finger at them in judgment. So let that be our first example of a route you could go down. It wouldn’t be that difficult to talk about them behind their back, stew in private and write them off.

I personally believe this would catch up to you. I am the person who believes, “treat others the way you would want to be treated” – I’m extremely patient – and arguably too forgiving (if that is possible). […]

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