I’ve heard it said that some people live ninety years and others live one year ninety times.
Are you living your life to the fullest? Are discovering and building upon your dreams? Do you have a plan that will take you to a life you love living?
We are all capable of living our dream lives when we open ourselves up to possibilities and opportunities.
Yet, unfortunately, we have been trained to look at conditions to determine what the opportunities and possibilities are for our lives, and these conditions can be limiting when viewed with just the five senses. When we live outside the standard senses and use intuition, imagination, and perception we are able to more clearly see our heart’s desire and the dreams that will bring us the happiness we yearn.
We all have an inner voice but it is not one of reason or logic...it is the voice of guidance. This voice may not make sense to anyone else but it is there to help us recognize and nurture the thoughts that build dreams of our very own. Do you notice your inner voice, and are you listening?
The power that is within each of us is greater than anything that is in our surroundings? The power that is within each of us is greater than any circumstance of our life. The power that is within each of us is greater than our history. Each and everyone of us can make the necessary changes to live out our dreams.
So don't hold yourself back. Live out your desires that align with your core values. Begin to live and feel the principles that you believe in. Begin to live your dream!
There are all sorts of things that we can hold as ideas that will keep us from our dreams. Yet when we open up the channels of intuition, imagination and perception, and begin to put our thoughts into a positive frequency, we begin to move into our dream.
Changing our thoughts to best build our dreams is a two-step process. First, we must release condition-based thinking. If we focus our thoughts on what we don’t want to happen, we bring about those circumstances. For example, if you want to lose weight and concentrate on not eating pizza, then you crave pizza and ultimately give in to it.
The second part of the process is to focus on what you do want to create, regardless of our conditions. Using the weight loss example, if you think about the delicious salad you are going to have for dinner then you look forward to that salad and do not think about the pizza that would thwart your efforts. This is true even if you work in a pizza parlor!
Each of us is the author of our own thoughts. The past or present does not need to dictate the future. This is a beautiful thing to acknowledge, yet most of us do not. Allow yourself to explore the possibilities of your dreams and fill your mind with what you would like to be and do and create and give. Use your inner power to write the future in a way that supports your dreams.
To Your Awesomeness!
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Negative thoughts are like a cancer to your spirit. They slowly eat away at you until there isn’t enough left to support your hopes and dreams. Negative thoughts are damaging because they affect everything that comes afterwards. This includes your decisions, goals, actions, and results.
Negative thinking can impact every area of your life. It limits your effectiveness and poisons your outlook on life. If the time you have to spend on self-development is limited, dealing with your negative thinking is good way to allocate your time.
Take control of your thinking and be more positive:
Are your negative thoughts impacting your results and future? Negative thinking is a challenging habit to defeat. Monitor your thoughts and defeat negative thinking before it can take root. Replace those negative thoughts with a positive alternative. Make an effort to spend some time each day enjoying yourself.
Little by little, you’ll find that you’re spending more of your time thinking positively, and your life will take a turn for the better.
So keep on the lookout for those negative thoughts and shoo them away!
Positive thinking is the secret ingredient to reaching your goals.
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If trying to maintain balance in your life makes you feel like a tightrope walker, you’re not alone. Most of us have so many demands on our time and energy, life can feel like a three-ring circus. Take this quiz to see how well you are meeting responsibilities, while also recognizing and fulfilling personal needs and wants.
True or False
1. The only way I can successfully manage my life is to take care of myself physically and emotionally.
2. Nurturing myself enlarges my capacity to help others.
3. I eat healthfully and exercise regularly.
4. I get check-ups, go to the dentist, and take preventative precautions.
5. I set aside personal, quiet time for myself, whether I’m meditating or simply letting my thoughts drift.
6. I experience the gifts of each season: ice skating, sledding, bundled-up beach walks; gardening, hiking, more time outside; camping, swimming, barbecues; harvesting the bounty, gathering wood, spending more time inside.
7. Creativity nurtures me, too. I do what I love, whether that’s cooking, drawing, painting, writing, dancing, singing or another creative pursuit.
8. Reaching out to others enriches my life. I spend quality time with family and friends.
9. Contributing to the world provides connection and purpose, so I give my time, energy and experience where it is most useful.
10. I notice and heed the emotional signals that tell me I’m out of balance: irritability, overwhelm, resentment.
11. If I feel that I’m catching a cold, I realize I may have stressed my immune system with overactivity, so I stop and take care of myself.
12. When I need or want to, I say no to requests for my time.
13. I listen to and honor the requests my body makes for such things as a nap, a walk, green vegetables, hot soup.
14. If I have something planned for myself, I don’t just toss that aside when someone makes a request of me.
15. I’m busy, but I find time to do the things I want to do.
16. I’m happy. I regularly experience well-being, contentment, even joy.
If you answered false more often than true, you may want to take a look at the questions to which you answered false and see if you can incorporate something of its message into your life. Please don’t hesitate to call if you’d like to explore this issue further
Who needs anti-depressants when our neurotransmitters are functioning?
Most of the neurotransmitters in the brain and in the gut are formed by amino acids. Amino acids are found in proteins. A diet rich in amino acids is essential for helping to keep our moods stabilized. Nutritional approaches and lifestyle behavior modifications for treating emotional imbalances, such as anxiety and depression, are often as effective as medications, yet without the many side effects.
Sugar, refined white flour, alcohol, some medications and stress all have a negative impact on how the neurotransmitters function in the brain and gut (our second brain). As the “ill-function” of the neurotransmitters increases, so does the craving for more sugar. As the dis-regulation of the receptor sites and the neurotransmitters get unregulated by the “empty” calories and stress, mood imbalances start to intensify and cravings continue to increase. It seems to be a vicious cycle.
It is imperative that you eat a good, healthy diet, low in refined sugar, high in fiber and essential fatty acids. It is important to include good quality protein on a daily basis to help get the proper amino acids that are needed for all the neurotransmitters in the brain.
Additional supplementation may be needed. Supplements such as 5-HTP, Sam-e, L-Tyrosine, GABA, L-Taurine, and L-Glutamine can help with the proper regulation of neurotransmitters. There are also herbs, certain vitamins and lifestyle behaviors that help with mood imbalances.
It is best to work with a health practitioner when incorporating these supplements, herbs and lifestyle changes into your routine. It takes a holistic approach when healing one’s emotional imbalances, thus techniques to help reduce stress and to get adequate sleep, and incorporating a healthy, whole foods diet are imperative.
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I am a fanatic when it comes to uncovering the truths and the falsities to sound nutrition and good health. When we use a little common sense we can back up anything, yet there is always room for debate.