It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that if you keeping focusing on "not enough" you in turn will not have enough. A small shift has to happen. Spend a bit of time practicing the six steps above and mix it with a little gratitude.
If you're in the middle of a busy workday or if you have young, demanding toddlers around, you might find it impossible to carve out even 30 minutes to meditate or do yoga. Sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day.
Like any rewarding action and practice, meditation does take discipline. But discipline should be an act of joy and loving devotion, not punishment. Remember that you are meditation to give your mind and heart the best chance to experience life fully, and enjoy the beauty of solitude!
Almost every morning for 48 years, my dad has made bed tea for my mom and any of us lucky enough to be home. I would awaken to the gentle pounding of my father using the mortar and pestle to crush fresh pods of cardamom.
I needed to make some different choices because they weren't working out so well for me. So began my journey to getting a little extra loving in my life. I got busy KISSing. Anywhere and everywhere I could, I learned to K.I.S.S.
Sure, there are areas of your life where you feel confident. And at other times, you find yourself stuck in a figure eight loop of uncertainty. Have you missed key opportunities because you couldn't make up your mind?
If you want to be heard, stop trying so hard to get others to listen to you -- and start listening to them. (Hint: This can be harder than it sounds. Especially when you're passionate about whatever you want to share.) And when you do, you'll be pleasantly surprised to find others are tuning in.
Do you know someone who enters conversations with their dukes up? Maybe it's a colleague or boss at work. Or maybe it's someone around the dinner table or at family gatherings. You know, the person you wish would just relax, take a chill pill and stop arguing and interrupting.
As the last of the baby boomers turn 50, the first of your cohort now share that privilege. The only bad news -- the oldest of you will soon lose the coveted distinction of being advertiser's target market!
The six simple ways to look your best include a combination of fitness, nutrition and mindset strategies. These tips are meant to be easily implemented into your schedule during this crazy time of year.
While we are all busy and fill our plates with all types of activities and responsibilities, I would like to pass on to you my strategy for handling stress. Just two little words do the trick for me: simply be.
You are about to embark upon one of the great journeys of your life. There will be obstacles, hurdles and perhaps some bumps. But there will also be independence, freedom, empowerment and the opportunity to experience life in a new way.
In the beginning, strive for consistency and habit, practicing at the same time each day or committing to a weekly or bi-weekly class. You'll feel better -- more focused, less stressed -- almost immediately, and the effects will only continue with a consistent practice.
Incorporate this "move of the day" into your regular exercise regimen or just take a few minutes to give it a try. Each day will be a different move, so you can do each one back to back or individually.
Needless to say, everyone was a little skeptical of the idea of disconnecting, including me. However, through the session they proved the point that how we start our day is how we are going to live our day.
So, my generous sisters, this season, start being generous to YOU! Give YOU the gifts I know you deserve: self-care, respect, and love! Do that and I guarantee you'll soon celebrate your best holiday ever!