We know the deal every day – 24 hours that’s all you’re getting to spend any way you choose.
Why not take this time of year when we set our clocks back an hour to reset the way we approach our days. Try not setting your clock back and getting up at the same time you were before DST ended. You know you can do it because you’ve been doing it. That gives you an extra hour to start the day by setting an intention for what you plan to achieve.
Read – There are many great sources of inspiration for living your best balanced and energetic life. Whether you curl up with the family Bible, read online, or use a smartphone application or read your own journals to set the foundation for a peaceful Find a foundation
Pray/Reflect -On your knees, standing, while walking a labyrinth, eyes open, eyes closed, half-gaze….Connect with something greater than yourself to help you cultivate a fruitful life one day at a time. Start from a place of gratitude for what you already have and what you've achieved.
Meditate -Open your mind to allow the source of infinite energy & wisdom to fill you with everything you need to feel Beautiful, Fit & Free. Enjoy silence and stillness or try walking meditation to your favorite inspirational music.
Journal your thoughts using stream of consciousness, points to ponder, reflections on scriptures read-any written format. Written words give life and substance to your reflections.
Move! If you’re a fitness fanatic like me, pump iron & do a serious metabolic workout until you’re dripping wet, or if you’re a little more normal: walk, jog, do yoga (preferably outdoors) or do a 15 minute stretch-anything to get those natural endorphins (feel good hormones) flowing.
Structure your day to achieve what we all ultimately want-Joyful Living! You already have everything you need.
Today I celebrate 58 years of life! Birthdays like new years are a great time for reflection and recalibration. So today I share with you seven lessons I've learned since October 11th, 1962.
Peace and Joy are Your Birthright
It rains on the just and the unjust and the sun shines on those who do evil and those who do good. There's beauty to having the freedom to choose your attitude in every season. Remember it's never personal and choose to embrace & enjoy the peace that surpasses understanding & transcends all circumstances.
Stay on Your Mission
We were all called to live purpose filled lives that serve the good of the planet in some way. You'll know you're in your zone when most of the time the activities needed to create what you're striving to achieve flow easily from you. On days when I focus on my mission and minimize distractions I feel invigorated & tend to sleep well knowing I've put my energy into what I was meant to accomplish.
If I'm feeling anxious, pressured or fatigued it's probably a sign that I've gotten off task or I'm attempting to fill a mission that isn't my divine assignment. Your mission is not static. It will change as you change and the world evolves.
Your Body Knows!
We are all wonderfully designed in such a way that our bodies really do know exactly how much fuel, rest & movement is needed to stay healthy.
You have to tune in & stop overriding the the signals your body sends you.
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The universe responds to what you do with the gifts provided all around you. Take time to appreciate and give thanks for the blessing in every sunrise, sunset, raindrop, body system and bit of nourishment that are all created for your good and conspiring to keep you vibrant and alive.
Relationships are Our Riches
How we relate to God, our planet and those in our tribe help to determine the quality of our lives. All good relationships begin with believing you are who God says you are-a wonderfully, uniquely designed masterpiece! Love yourself as you would any other priceless treasure and you'll attract the right network of people for rich & fulfilling fellowship.
It's a Big Beautiful World!
Travel often! Once this pandemic is over, I plan to resume taking every opportunity to see as many of the diverse communities on God's gorgeous rainbow colored earth as I can.
Fear Really is a Liar
Live in the realm of positivity and pure potentiality. Moving through life afraid of what may happen, afraid of what other's think, afraid to make changes, take
chances or try something new serves no purpose. Embrace change and opportunity courageously and without regret. Enjoy the freedom of being beautiful, joyful, energetic you-living without fear that you are missing something or that you alone are not enough!
Part 2 of Series
Only In Your Dreams
Imagine living in an enchanted mountain rainforest. Your community members all work together to make sure everyone has a clean environment and three clean, healthy, energizing meals daily. Free yoga classes and lifestyle enrichment classes are offered daily in a world that looks like this:
And no one works more than 30 hours a week!
REALLY, no one works more than 30 hours a week!
You are now free to live your dream life.
Krishna Village Eco Yoga Community is all of the above & more. It is the happy home to dozens of free spirits who share their skills and talents to create the ideal living space. It is the ideal setting to reset life goals and release anything that is blocking achievement of optimum health & wellness.
It was my great pleasure to teach yoga and present classes on topics of interest to the citizens of Krishna Village. One such topic is one that as a personal trainer & nutrition coach, I’m often asked about by clients - or at times by virtual strangers:
Should I fast, detox or juice?
Always answer a question with a question.
I always ask the question - Why do you want to fast/juice/detox? and you can probably guess what the #1 response is.
My next question:
Why do you want to loose weight? Here’s a sneak preview: Step 1 for success in any endeavor is clearly defining your goals. But before I define defining your goals let’s define fasting & detoxing.
Fasting –Detoxing through willful abstinence from some or all foods.
Detoxing – Fasting with the possible addition of herbs, supplements, colonics to cleanse the body.
Fasting is a form of detoxing and all good detox programs include some form of fasting.
Here are 6 Steps to Help You Have a Positive Experience with Fasting & Detoxing
For an abbreviated explanation of these steps, please Click Here.
Failure to Plan is Planning to Fail
You've probably heard this before. Achieving your goals, living the life you were designed to live, forming healthy lifestyle habits all require planning . There are many benefits to incorporating fasting & detoxing into your lifestyle including helping you gain mental clarity and focus.
Though you may loose weight by fasting and detoxing, setting this as your goal without digging deeper into what you are really hoping to achieve does not lead to sustainable changes.
For tips on setting goals, please Click Here.
As part of the holistic wellness approach at BeautifulFitFree.com, I help set clients up for lasting changes that will have a powerful positive impact on their lives.
Change can be hard. At BeautifulFitFree.com we help make the process easier.
In part one of this series, Yoga Diva Adventures, I promised to share tools I learned on my journey to the mountains in Australia that will help make it easier for you to live healthy, joyful & free.
One way to make faxing & detoxing part of your regular wellness regime is to consistently eat a clean, natural diet. Cooking at home more often is one way to do that.
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EFT =Energy Frequency Tapping - an Emotionally Freeing Technique that helps us use our body's natural energy points to detox from any negative emotions that are blocking our freedom to live with joyful abandon.
Meet Paula Firth, my neighbor while at Krishna Village. Paula is one of the many beautiful souls at the village who shared her expertise as a wellness professional with the community members by doing a class on EFT.
Please contact Paula if you are interested in learning more: