Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Did you know that you consume more energy feeling down then you do feeling happy. When you are reacting (acting upon an emotion that arised within you) to something, SMILE...by smiling you bring in feel good emotions. Are you wondering how this works? Okay, let me explain! When you are feeling happy about something and smiling or laughing or just feeling that inner happiness...you signal feel good emotions to your mind. Now even when your feeling upset, by smiling or laughing (even if it's fake), your mind remembers this emotion and slowly but surely you start to feel better. Make sense??

If you're feeling crappy, smile!! The worst you can do is let your crappy emotions take over your moment. Train your mind and gain the power to be aware of your emotions all the time. If you feel down, your energy is projecting these kind of emotions outward only attracting that which you are sending out. It isn't anyones job to try and lift your spirits and if you have someone in your life that consumes their energy trying to lift your spirits, consider yourself fortunate. You are in control of your emotions, your thoughts, your actions...and if you feel that you don't have control over your emotions, thoughts, or actions then you need to meditate. The practice of meditation not only clams and quiets the mind, but it gives you a greater understanding of your emotions, thoughts and actions and with practice you eventually come to a place of neutrality. Imagine being in a neutral state when someone you love says something hurtful to you. You simply would not react (act with an emotion), you would just ACT and calmly assess the moment. There is no point in dwelling in crappy emotions. Gain your power back over your emotions and SMILE!!

SMILE SMILE SMILE...somedays it'll come naturally and other days it'll take effort. It'll make you feel good to just SMILE!!

: D

Housework blues...

After a long day working, housework is the last thing people want to do. It is inevitable that housework just needs to get done. The more people in your living space, the more to clean. And even living on your own can be alot as well. In your household, find balance deligating chores. Speak up and ask for help when you need it. No one in your home can read your mind and you cannot assume that others know what to do. The leader of the household (manager) needs to communicate kindly as to what needs doing. Be part of a happy home life. Thank the person who made dinner (why not)...clean up after dinner if you didn't make it. Everyone wants to be noticed and appreciated. If you praise people for what they do, they most likely will enjoy doing it because it is noticed. When you're home...get your head out of work and BE HOME!!

Work will be there tomorrow. Bring presence in all the areas of your life, even cleaning. Notice what is going on around you and within you. Make cleaning fun.

If you have housework blues....take a deep breath and seek out a helper....don't forget to put on some music to enhance a positive mood!!

Don't sweat the small stuff, just be aware of how you act when housework needs doing. Be grounded and ask for what you need. If you really think about it, we are all a bunch of souls having a human experience anyways...have fun with life...


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Everyone needs to love themselves...

I was chatting with a woman today about her 12 year old daughter. The woman mentioned that her daughter was underweight and was part of a classroom where the words "fat" and "ugly" get thrown around. I'm sure there were more, but I'm just not remembering them all. I took this story to heart and really gained a strong motive to blog about how to teach people around you to love themselves, ESPECIALLY the young ones in our lives.
Everyone needs to love themselves!!

On your mirrors at home (or where ever), take a marker and write, "I AM AMAZING" Begin to fill your space with positive words and if you choose not to write on your mirrors, print out some affirmations and post them up around the house where you spend the most time. Over time change them around, so that you don't get used to them and easily dismiss them. Send a friend a special affirmative text, or a special note in your kids lunch bags or partners shoes/coat pocket. Take the time to affirm not only yourself, but the people around you. Fill your entire surroundings with love and kindness.


Feel good words create feel good emotions and this creates happiness and great connections.

Love yourself and teach the people around you to as well. If people think you're weird, teach them anyways because when they are alone, they'll reflect on what you've said!!

Love yourself because you are incredibly amazing and worthy of all the amazing things life has to offer!!

Think I'm weird??? I'm not weird, I'm just different ;)


Monday, January 2, 2012

Monkey Mind Patterns

Do you ever notice yourself rethinking the same experience over and over again? This is what you call weakness of the mind. Now with that said, what contributes to strengthening the mind? Yoga, meditation, balanced diet, and an active lifestyle. Strengthening the mind begins with the emotions and recognizing your emotional levels. How do you express your emotions? Do you even express them at all? Your mental patterns (thinking) creates the emotions in your body, therefore if your mind is weak, you will be easily triggered. I notice myself becoming angry when I do the dishes and it's because somewhere in my body, past expereinces of anger is still stored here. Experiences or feelings of complaints that I do the dishes often. And I catch myself singing when I do the dishes because I'm fighting off that mental pattern that comes in. It's called habitual thinking patterns. I formed a habit of thinking negatively when I do the dishes and now these habitual patterns surface and with my awareness I'm able to recgonize what I'm thinking during this dish cleaning time. Strengthening the mind is not only done through yoga and meditation, but it is acheived through your entire lifestyle. Why is it that when we get tired, we feel grumpy/bothered? It is because when our body is running on low energy, we have little physical strength, but little mental strength as well. Yoga and meditation increases the energy in your body, but healthy activity and well balanced meals contributes to that as well.

If you meditate on a regular basis and do not have a balanced diet, you are not going to acheive mental strength that will last a long period of time because eventually your body will be exhausted from what you're putting into it and the mind will be working over time to keep the focus and determination of positive thinking.
I'm not just promoting meditation and yoga, but an overal lifestyle of well being! It is our job to build on our awareness. Awareness truly is the first step and then secondly is choice. Continue to contribute to your mental strength by fueling your body with nourishing foods, creating a strong mind and body.

Don't hesitate to meditate, but hesitate the junk food!!