Give Yourself the List of Love

A little love goes a long way and the best gift you give to yourself is to take simple steps to nourish your mind, body, and spirit. The more you begin to make time to replenish your spirit the more you begin to build the confidence and self-esteem to tap into your fullest potential.

I understand it’s hard to make time for yourself each day when you wear so many hats from the parental duties, the work that comes home with you,  on top of that  you are probably the chef, and cleaner. It is at the end of the night that you can be exhausted from the grocery duties, people pleasing, and in the end not enough time for you.

What if you created a list of ten simple things that you could do in a week to nourish your soul and rejuvenate your spirit?  It doesn’t have to be something as luxurious as a day at the spa but just simple and affordable ways that will make your week better.

My list is simple:

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It is when you begin to nourish the core that is you that you feel more inspired to conquer your day, make better choices towards your health, and have that necessary stress release throughout your busy week. It’s the little things that can brighten the day and you deserve to enjoy those small special moments just for you.

What would your list look like?

Cherish the New Year

As another year begins to sail by us like a passing wind in the night it is not unusual to take stock of the smooth and bumpy waves that have steered us on our life’s journey. It is about accepting and appreciating the lessons from the past year in order move forward with ease into 2017.

If we can make peace with the past, we can align ourselves with the present, it is then that our future only arises to shine brighter. We can do this by cherishing and honoring first ourselves. It is by finding the ability and expression to begin to love oneself that we begin to shed old skin, we open our world to new experiences, and make way for new adventures.

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It is important to shed the past to begin anew but with that comes the importance of having some form of ego to help build our self-esteem. We do this on a fine balance and sometimes people will not always approve of the changes within you. However, you learn to move forward with the grace of creating a healthy life that is meant for you to live well with the joy of attracting new people in your life that support your decisions.

The more we are able to cherish what is within us we can then begin to only appreciate more the people that surround and inspire us. It gives us the freedom to dream, admire the beauty in this world, and aim to live to our fullest potential.

As we navigate the waters ahead in the coming year may we find the grace to tap into our own core being.  We build this through working on our self-esteem by learning to love our flaws and be kinder to ourselves when life’s waters begin to get rocky. It is about appreciating those lessons that throw us into the thick of it and aim not to repeat it again in the future.

May we all find the release needed from the stagnant waters of the past – learn to forgive ourselves and others.  It is through this release we can take that deep breath in and exhale knowing that as we tap into our presence we can cherish our  own strength in the pure fresh waters that await us in the new year.

 

Inspiration? Or Guilt Driven?

I adore a inspirational quotes! The ones that allow us to foster our dreams, build us up on a bad day, or move us to overcome our fears. It is those quotes that can give us the affirmation to try and recognize that it is okay to fail but to get back on our feet to try again.

The quotes that make me cringe are the ones that are filled with judgement, criticism, snark, and are just plain mean. They are meant to push us a little further at the gym, remind us to watch our diet, and live a healthy lifestyle. The problem with these quotes is that they build us down instead of building us up.

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We all have our own inner critic – the one that already beats us up for slipping on the diet, maybe not getting that forty minutes of cardio for the day, or skipping our daily yoga practice.

The thing is we all have different fitness goals and aspirations! As we strive for those goals we should be honouring our bodies and celebrating each small step that lead us on the road to better health.

So if a cringe-worthy quote appears in your social media feed let out a loud exasperating sigh and give it an eyeroll.

Remember  that you are a  beautiful creature, that struts,laughs, and workouts when you feel like it. You eat what you like with moderation and you smile because your friends always have your back. Life keeps getting better when you live by your own rules and make your own inspiring quotes.

Is there a quote that pops-up on your social media feed that makes you cringe?