What kind of an impact does fear have on our lives? Have you ever
wondered what roll fear has played in drawing negativity or problems into your life? All the world is energy, and we are constantly creating or miscreating our lives depending on whether we are acting out of love or fear.
For many of us fear is a part of our daily lives. We’re so used to dealing with fear that it almost seems normal. Recognizing our fear as a problem is extremely important in correcting it.
In this video I talk about confronting fear in order to create the lives we want. This is one of the first lessons I have received from the book A Course in Miracles
Thank you for watching, friends!
Please share your thoughts in the comments below. What fears do you face in your life? Have you considered taking ownership of your fear? Do you work towards correcting fear or do you co-exist with it?
Your story heals. I appreciate you sharing.
With love & gratitude,
Is money a hot topic in your house? Does thinking about it stress you out? Do you frequently feel if only your salary was a little bit higher you would better be able to meet your family’s needs? If you answered yes to any of
these questions it is time to dig deeper and take a closer look to see if money is truly the problem, or your relationship with it.
Life can be downright expensive! Especially when you have a family and the list of monthly expenses seems to swell as your children age, sometimes to what feels like a bursting point. The healthiest food choices are not always budget friendly, forcing you to get creative and prioritize. Not to mention those SURPRISE expenses, which no one expected.
Although it takes some work to reprogram your inner wiring, having a healthy relationship with money is not only do-able, it is incredibly rewarding. Here’s the thing about money – no matter how much you make, you can always spend more. It doesn’t matter if you’re living in a castle on the hillside, or a modest family home. It is easy to find lots of things you need just a little bit more money for. Your finances will be all set if you just make ‘x’ more dollars. The funny thing is when you do finally get that raise somehow ‘x’ seems to grow to a slightly bigger number.
The Biggest Obstacle - Contentment
For many of us our biggest obstacle with having a healthy relationship with money is contentment. This is not something we are taught a lot about. Imagine a school where they teach children how to be content so when they grow up to be adults they’re happy with what they have instead of always feeling lack? They stop and think about what they actually need instead of taking excess and wanting more, more, more.
In my own family I’m struggling to teach contentment to my children. We can be outside playing in the beautiful summer grass, and I decide to give them a freezie. Mere seconds later, my kids are already asking what other treats they can have? Or we’ll be at the grocery store and I’ll tell the kids we can buy new paints to make art. They get really excited and happy, but as soon as the paint is in hand, they want to know how come they can’t get a toy too? I know that teaching my children contentment is no easy task, but it is essential to their well-being and overall happiness.
From the time we are little it is in ingrained in us to want more and take more. For example food - the amount I actually need and the amount I take sometimes can be very different. If we all took only what we needed there would be food for everyone on the planet. Instead we take too much and waste too much. Excess damages us, spiritually, physically, and emotionally.
The Key to Having a Healthy Relationship with Money
The key to having a healthy relationship with money, which applies to many areas of our lives, is to see what we have as enough. It really is all about perspective here. We need to decide the feeling of lack is not our truth. The real truth is we can make budgets with the amount of money we do have and stick to them. We may want a bigger house, but do we need one? We may want more new clothes, but do we need them?
Take the time to set up budgets within your income amounts and look at those budgets not as too small, but as just what you need. The budgets are little stopping points to keep you from going over into excess. Taking too
much harms our environment and fills up our landfills. What we need is so very different from what we want, and the wants can go on to infinity if you let them.
Money is Energy
See money as a flow of energy. It flows in and out of your life. Don’t fear money. Allow it to flow the way all things do. Everything is a cycle, even money. When you focus on everything you do have, instead of what you don’t have, your money is enough. Decide not to compare to anyone else, but to acknowledge how grateful you are that your true needs are met. You can make money work for you if you simply choose to let go of excess want. The energy of letting go is a powerful force in life, it creates happiness and
With love & gratitude,
Have you been struggling to lose weight? Are those last 10-15 pounds clinging on for dear life? Are you a Mom who has lost hope that the rest of the baby weight is ever going to come off?
I understand! I too thought the extra weight I was still carrying around years
after having my children was impossible to lose. It felt like my only option was to make peace with the changes in my body, accept them and move forward. I was WRONG!!
In this video I talk about my whole new perspective on losing weight and achieving your feel great weight. I share with you my success on how I lost the last of the weight after having children and the missing piece that got me from wanting to lose weight to actually achieving it. The tools I learned on this journey apply to anyone who wants to lose weight.
Thank you so much for your support and for watching friends!
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With love & gratitude,
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Have you had success losing weight? If so, what helped you achieve your weight loss goal? Any tips you can give us for losing weight or maintaining your feel great weight? We all need your insight!
Is there something in life that you are holding onto strongly, whether it is a person, an idea or something you really want to occur? Does it cause you stress or anxiety? Do you picture the perfect outcome in your head and
want desperately for it to happen?
I completely understand. You’ve worked hard at something and you want results! There is one important factor in living a life of wellness that you may have overlooked. In today’s video I talk about the act of letting go, its positive impact on my life, and why I think it can help you too!
Thank you for watching, friends! Your support is felt and really appreciated :)
Share your thoughts with us – was there a time in your life when you knew it was time to let go? When you were able to let go did it have a positive impact on your overall wellbeing? Is there something that you are struggling to let go of now? Your story helps others!
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Do you ever lie to your kids because it seems easier? Do you agree with friends to avoid offending them? How about leaving things out of the conversation ON PURPOSE? Is that still considered lying, anyway? These acts are harming you, but do you know why? This article explains why telling the truth actually benefits you, even though Mama would do anything to avoid a
The importance of telling the truth is something I’ve been reading over and over again from different sources. The repetitiveness of this message feels synchronistic. I can no longer ignore it.
I consider myself a pretty honest person. I don’t like to lie. Just the word lie makes my stomach uneasy, which is how I know its powerful effect on me. I really appreciate when friends, family, and the people in my life are completely honest with me, and I know exactly where they stand. I would choose honesty in my relationships any day over agreeing. Yet, I myself am not always completely honest.
My dishonesty comes in the form of little untruths. In the state of consciousness I strive to live in I notice lies of any kind do have a negative impact on me. Elena Brower
, celebrity yoga instructor and someone I consider a mentor from afar teaches us that being dishonest is honoring fear, this includes purposefully leaving information out (*that’s a big one, Mama!
). Honoring fear is not how I want to live my life; instead I choose to honor love. Therefore, I must discontinue speaking anything that is not completely true and authentic.
Sadly, most of the untruths I tell are to my kids.“No, we don’t have any more of ‘those’ left.”
<--Big Ol’ lie! The truth is I don’t want to give them to you and want to avoid a tantrum.
Instead, the honorable thing to do and to set a good example is to be honest and explain to them why they can’t have something and accept whatever reaction they might have, while being patient of course, and coming from a place of love. Sounds hard! Worth it? I think so.
Another lie I often tell my son is that we’re late and if he doesn’t hurry he is going to miss the beginning part of play time at school. The truth is we are usually not late yet… I’m trying to urge him to get his butt in gear, put his shoes on AND his coat.
My point is I don’t want anything that comes out of my mouth to be a lie. This, at least to start, is going to be verrry
difficult! A case of much easier said than done. Isn’t all the good stuff?
Through some reflection I’ve realized that a lot of the time I lie it’s because it seems easier. Easier to tell my kids we don’t have something, than to give an explanation. Easier to agree with a friend, than to find the words to speak authentically without offending them. The thing is, if you always tell the truth the people you love will know they can count on you for honesty. Isn’t that what we all want? Honesty is a great virtue to have in any relationship. I want those I love, and peeps in general to know I’m coming from a place of truth out of love and respect.
“If we don’t stay honest, to our best awareness, it hurts everyone: us individually, because it collapses our energy and clarity, and others because we fail to give them the benefit of our truth and positive influence.”
~ James RedfieldSpeaking the truth means living authentically, aligning with your soul and living your best life.
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Are you carrying around extra weight that you just can’t seem to lose? Do you love junk food but need help finding a healthy balance in your life?
I believe that junk food and unhealthy snacks can quickly add up to a high percentage of our caloric intake. Most of us are not fully aware of how fast those sneaky foods can do unwanted damage. If you want your body to be
healthy and strong, you need to find ways to ensure that most of your choices are healthy ones, while still living a life of enjoyment and fun.
Today, we share with you 2 tips for conquering the junk food battle, and striking a balance that you can be happy with.
Play to hear our solutions for dealing with the Junk Food Battle!
Have you found ways to conquer the junk food battle in your home?
What works for you? Where do you struggle?
We look forward to hearing your thoughts in the comments below!
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What actually helps my inner clarity, as well as my writing is to read less online. I know it sounds ironic because I write online daily, but minimizing my online reading and social media time to a small amount keeps my mind clear, and helps me to avoid too much noise and clutter in my mind.
In our world there is so much information it can become overwhelming. I find I must listen to my heart about what to read and how much, knowing I am sensitive to information overload. If I’ve read too much in one day I find it harder to think and listen within for my own answers.
I know when something I’m reading is guiding me in a positive way by how I feel, paying attention to the reactions in my body. I want to give the gift of time to the things that uplift me, make me feel good, provide aha moments, or very importantly-make me laugh! Life is meant to be enjoyed.
Just like there are times when I can feel I am starting to get too much junk food in my house, I can also feel when I am putting too much junk in my mind. It gives me a head-ache, and doesn’t feel fun. I crave space. For me, space is necessary in order to create. The best inspiration comes from within.
The creativity is already there, inside, and only requires space to be born. Seeking out activities that help to create more space within and clear my mind is a passion of mine, which is one of the many reasons I love yoga
I encourage you to pay close attention to how you feel when you are reading something, allowing your body to be your guide. It is important to our well-being to remove stress, and try not to add to it.Our bodies always speak the truth even when our minds are unconscious of it.
Tell me in the comments below – How do you create space in your mind?
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Last week was one in which I struggled to make exercise a priority. It was a
week where our afternoons were a little more hectic than usual from dentist
appointments to swimming lessons, and preparing for Easter
(last minute!) I try to keep our schedule from getting too crazy but it seems we all have weeks where we are busier than usual, or maybe a little more worn out.
By Monday I could already tell keeping exercise a priority was going to be a
challenge. I also knew that if I didn’t commit to exercising I was going to feel
worse. As much as exercise is sometimes not fun while doing it when you’re not in the mood, it is a great stress reliever and helps tremendously with my mental clarity. Those to-dos can take up my entire day and life if I’m not careful, which is why I know I need to exercise above a lot of those tasks that although weigh over me are just not as important when I keep the big picture in mind.
To help motivate myself to exercise I posted my weekly workout
. We kept it simple. Six quick and effective 30 minute workouts. Sharing my exercise plan really helped keep me on track. Sort of along the lines of if you day it, you’re more likely to do it. I felt that if I let you know what my exercise plans were for the week, that I should follow through. I’m a big believer in doing what you say, so just putting my plans out there was a big motivator for me. Your support makes that motivation possible, so thank you very much my friends!
When I find myself struggling to exercise, releasing my plans out into the
universe on this blog
, on social media, or by telling a friend makes all the
difference for me. I believe part of the reason why we are here is to support
one another to live the most amazing, fulfilled lives possible. I am so grateful to you!Namaste