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Find your sacred spot

It could be a little nook in the corner of the house, your bedroom, a writing desk, where ever you feel relaxed and inspired.

Fill your space with things that bring you joy…

Plants, pillows, a candle, blanket maybe, some good books, incense, a journal.

Use your sacred space to set morning intentions, as a retreat to decompress, when you need a lift in spirits, when you want to ponder or create.

Play some Classical Relaxation or Native American Flute on Pandora to set the mood…

And enjoy this sacred place you created for yourself.

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How do you deal?

When something bothers you, how do you deal with it?

Do you stomp your feet?

Do you accept without resistance?

Do you pop off at the first sign of opposition?

Or do you keep your reactions in line with your values?

Growing up, my mom taught me to express myself physically and verbally (the Philly attitude that we all know and love lol) but as I got older I realized that I can choose how I react… and my life changed forever.

I don’t get into altercations with others like I did before, things that used to bother me no longer have the same effect. My life is evolving for the better because my reactions are better.

I now take a second to breathe and think how I want to respond. I accept and do what I can in the moment. I try to see it from all sides. And I try to hold compassion and empathy forefront.

So how do you deal?

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Taking a walk

Hearing wind chimes, birds, lawn mowers.

Smelling fresh air, the flowers and greenery.

Seeing houses, cars, people, stores, streets, animals, plants.

Feeling my phone in my hand, champ’s leash on my arm, and socks on my feet. Also feeling grateful, a little hungry, sweaty, and inspired.

Tasting peppermint.

Thinking about the moment. Grounding myself in the now.

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Progress over perfection

Ben Franklin implemented a values chart.

On the chart, he listed the habits he’d strive to do on the daily.

If he didn’t do a habit that day, he would make a small red x.

He started to see the habits that were easier than others to implement and adjusted accordingly.

The values chart is something to live up to however when we fail to do something, we have the opportunity to learn and grow.

And that’s the purpose of the values chart.

To lay out what we’d like to do, realize what we actually do / don’t do, and build a plan to bridge the gap.

The values chart isn’t about getting each day perfect, although that is the ultimate goal.

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Embrace the day

Where do you find yourself now?

Maybe in a park, at home, at work.

How are you feeling?

Content? Present?

Uneasy? Anxious?

Is there anything you can do to make the very best of this moment?

Like taking a deep breath, showing gratitude, feeling joy, being creative, smiling.

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You are everything you need

No matter what you’re going through…

You have the power to redirect your thinking.

You can think about what you’re grateful for.

You can think about peace and love.

You can think about ideas and concepts.

You can think about your own point of view.

When times get tough, let’s look inward and change the narrative.

Healthy Habits

Do Something or Do Nothing

If something bothers you, stirs up emotions, or hurts your feelings…

You have two choices… do something or do nothing.

If you choose to do something this could be:

  • Expressing your feelings about the situation
  • Removing yourself from the situation

If you chose to do nothing, that’s that. You accept the situation as it is.

Deciding Do Something or Do Nothing

There is no right or wrong choice… more like a better or worse choice depending on the current circumstances.

Is the other person open to hearing your feelings about the situation with no judgment or criticism? Or would speaking your feelings aloud cause even more argument and pain?

Would removing yourself from the situation bring more peace? Or would walking away cause more pain and suffering for yourself?

Of course you should also consider moral, ethical, and legal principles in your decision making because they are our guiding post to living a happy, fulfilled life surrounded by other happy, fulfilled humans.

So whether you decide to do something or do nothing, if it’s right for you – if your choice makes your life happier and / or healthier – it’s the better choice. So go with it.

Stimulus ~ Space ~ Response

I put my hand out to shake your hand (stimulus).

(space to decide how to respond)

Your hand meets mine for the shake (response).

Something bothers you and stirs up emotions (stimulus).

(space to decide how to respond)

Take a deep breath (response).

NOW, you can allow your best self to decide how you are going to respond.

Wrapping Up

Use space to your advantage when something happens to make you upset or frustrated.

In other words, respond to anger or pain with a deeeep breath to calm your nerves.

Then decide… do something or do nothing. And act accordingly.

x Cor

Healthy Habits

One Percent Healthier

Living a healthy lifestyle is all about getting 1% healthier everyday.

This means creating daily habits consistent with your goals.

To live a life consistent with our goals, we work to improve how we eat, move, sleep, and think

It’s a (well worth it) 24 hour commitment that supports success in all areas of life.

And daily one percent changes will get us there very quickly.

Here’s how…

Overtime, getting just one percent healthier everyday, is like compound interest for your body, mind, and soul.

Every day, you are adding gain to yesterday’s principal, earning results on your results.

Doing something small each day adds up and will leave you with more of everything…

More confidence, more health, more happiness, and more opportunities.

Where to Start…

On your way to optimal health,

We’ll start by focusing on habits and behaviors that you’re currently doing…

Which prevent you from being your best self.

In short, healthy living all comes down to self-awareness.

What are you doing now that’s holding you back?

Maybe it’s what you’re consuming…

  • Junk food
  • Discouraging content
  • Misinformation
  • Negative self-talk / conversations

Or maybe something deeper like…

  • Avoiding someone
  • Hiding something
  • Suppressing deep emotions and feelings

Once you begin to take notice of what you’re doing on a daily basis and how you’re choosing to do life,

You’ll start to understand the long-term effects habits and behaviors can have on your success

And will be able adapt your actions naturally to achieve your most desired goals!

Happy growing!
x Corie