Blog - A Conscious Choice with Teen and Parent Mentor Amber Ludwig-Vilhauer

Why We Do What We Do, and How We Can Do It Better

Why We Do What We Do, and How We Can Do It Better

I’ve shared a Tony Robbins video below with quite a few people in the past week – all sharings have been well received so I couldn’t resist passing it along to you as well!

If you know me at all, you won’t be surprised for me to share a Tony Robbins clip – he’s a great mentor of mine even thought we’ve never met. I did have quite an incredible opportunity to work for one of his companies at one time, but my path took me down a different road. Long before that, I had the help of his “Unleash the Power Within” seminar to teach me my most limiting belief – the one thing that held me back time and time again.

This video below… — sccrreeeeech! I could almost here you saying, “Well, what the heck was your most limiting belief?!?” For multiple reasons, which I think are goodies, mine […]

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From Alone, to Asking for Help, to Growth

From Alone, to Asking for Help, to Growth

I have found people rarely admit they need help even when they are desperate for it. There have been times in my life that I felt so terrified of life and its outcomes. One of my greatest outlets in high school was a journal. I wrote day after day trying to release all of the loneliness, hurt, anger and depression I felt.

August 3rd, 2000 – “My heart is heavy and the doors are closed. My my mind remains empty of thought. I have been tangled in the veins of reputation. Why are these veins choking me so tightly? Who will give me the answers I need to heal my soul of this darkness? I have been looking for people to be here in my time of pain, but no one has responded.”

After looking back on all of the suffering that now seems unfamiliar, […]

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Oh The Possibilities… “With My Own Two Hands”

Oh The Possibilities… “With My Own Two Hands”

Today, the message is simple. Watch this video and let the words escape into your soul. Think, “What is Possible?” and enjoy…

Artist: Ben Harper

i can change the world
with my own two hands
make a better place
with my own two hands
make a kinder place
with my own two hands
with my own
with my own two hands

i can make peace on earth
with my own two hands
i can clean up the earth
with my own two hands
i can reach out to you
with my own two hands
with my own
with my own two hands

i’m gonna make it a brighter place
i’m gonna make it a safer place
i’m gonna help the human race
with my own
with my own two hands

i can hold you
with my own two hands
i can comfort you
with my own two hands
but you got to use
use your own two hands
use your own
use your own two hands

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Part 1 of 4: What Key Things Did I Learn to Get Me Where I Am Today

Part 1 of 4: What Key Things Did I Learn to Get Me Where I Am Today

In the next 4 posts I am going to share with you 4 key lessons I learned to help me grow into the person I am today…

One, I listened to my Gut.

I’ve learned that if I trust my head and thoughts, I’ll not arrive at the destination I want. Your mind plagues you with “What If” questions. What if they don’t like me, what if I fail, what if they say no… what if I make the wrong decision. You can’t really trust too many mind-based solutions because you are merely guessing your way through the decision.

I’ve also learned that if I trust my heart only, I’ll still not arrive at the destination I want. Your heart is full to the brim with emotion and sensitivity – whether you realize it’s potential or not. Emotion will lead you astray because we all want to feel loved and good […]

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New Conscious Divas Post: How to Start 2011 With a Clear Conscience and a Bang!

New Conscious Divas Post: How to Start 2011 With a Clear Conscience and a Bang!

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 “How to Start 2011 With a Clear Conscience and a Bang!”

“I love December as it is a month for serious reflection. January is great for inspiration and kicking ourselves into high gear. Somewhere in the middle of this spectrum we need to find a quiet space to clear our conscience and determine what we really want for the new year ahead. Today I hope to provide some guidance on how to do just that.

This process really must start with serious reflection if you have not already done so. I like to walk around the mall or crowded areas and get very still in my mind. I look around at the mom’s pushing their […]

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Do You Feel ‘Good Enough’? How a Shift in Perspective Can Change Your World for the Better

Do You Feel ‘Good Enough’? How a Shift in Perspective Can Change Your World for the Better

I have done a LOT of soul work ever since I was a little girl. As dorky as it may sound, I have actually broken my 28-year old life into two stages, and I even have titles for them! The first stage was my teenage depression years titled, “From Lost to Found” and since then I have been in “No Guts No Glory” mode.

In between these two stages rests one of the most important moments of my whole life. A special pocket of time where it felt like time was slowing down; my heart and mind and soul were wide open to receiving ‘the message.’ I was at an Anthony Robbins event and eighty to a hundred people surrounded me, chanting, screaming, jumping up and down all in support of me breaking this one-inch board with my bare hand. I was one of the last and my hand was pulsing […]

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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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Depressed? Angry at the World? It’s Natural.

Depressed? Angry at the World? It’s Natural.

The following was a piece I wrote at age 22, looking back on all the dark moments of my teenage life. Wishing for happiness and to just be ‘normal’ again…

I have paused, feeling rage, during many vulnerable times throughout my journey and thought, “I don’t want to grow anymore! I don’t want to learn. I just want to be at peace, and live my life.” In some moments of despair we question if we are even strong enough to survive our current tragedies. Every time I thought I was at a dead end in my life, unable to grasp onto any part of my True Self that would help me gain sanity, I would find a small break. A break that would give me the faith and courage necessary to keep moving and find the greater Truth of why life is the way it is, […]

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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’s In the Relationship Secret Sauce?

What’s In the Relationship Secret Sauce?

It worries me to see so many broken relationships. The question everyone seems to be asking themselves is, “What happened?” Back in the day when divorce rates were low… was that because people stayed together even when they were miserable? Or did they have it all figured out and somehow the secret didn’t get passed down from generation to generation? I can’t claim to be an expert on relationships but I do think I have some good insights for you today.

There’s a great song by Gavin DeGraw called “Follow Through”. I was listening to it the other day and it made me think – it really is about following through, isn’t it? In a relationship if there are broken promises, unfulfilled intentions – I have to believe this causes separation.

In relationships if you’re not growing together you’re growing apart. This is SUCH a delicate balance and one that must be […]

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