#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 81: SELF - The word “SELF” creates different mental constructs for each of us and can be combined with other words that give it even deeper meaning. I share this because our Westernized society doesn’t encourage us to slow down in order to do introspection. So, I invite you to consider how the word SELF can actually point you in the right direction.
1. Self-refection – pausing to take personal inventory
2. Self-awareness – waking up to your own intuition
3. Self-discovery – opening up to new possibilities
4. Self-care – giving yourself down-time, grace, compassion and love
5. Self-selection – spending your time and energy wisely
6. Self-actualization – landing in a place that feels like home
Stay in tune with your heart’s desire, practice self-care and choose with greater intention how you spend your time and energy. Intuition is powerful but it does require you to pause, and to trust yourself and the process.
"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside, awakes." Carl Jung
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#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 80: BREATHE - If you find yourself rushing or anxious, stop and just breathe. It is a great way to calm the mind and central nervous system, and it can help you pause and connect to your thoughts, emotions and the sensations in your body. Intentional breathing is good for your health and mental well-being. Here's what 3 amazing women have shared when it comes to breath.
Breathe into the sharp edges and let go - Grace Morales
Inhale faith, exhale fear - Suzanne Bergen
Breathe into your natural state - Johnna Smith
Breathe a little slower and feel a little deeper - Terrie Elizabeth Reeves
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#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 79: PERFECTION - Perfection is an illusion. I say this a lot because it is such a good reminder not to over fixate on wanting things to be perfect. Striving for excellence is a beautiful way to manifest greatness... just don’t get attached to perfection. Rather, give life your best effort and be confident it is good enough. "Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it." Salvador Dali #TrainForLife #WorkWisely #LifeAbundantly #Liberated ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 78: PAUSE - Days that mark something significant like anniversaries, birthdays and holidays can often prompt self-reflection. In a world that tends to trigger busyness, applaud performance and fuel consumption, self-reflection can be a get place to land. The ability to be present in the moment is a good way to ground and to check in with yourself. When you are moving at lightning fast speed trying to keep up with your to do list, life can become a blur. So, hit the pause button this weekend and give yourself permission to slow down and to be grateful. Be present and open so you don’t miss the things that you are intended to experience. You cannot get time back or buy more of it, so be intentional about how you spend it. Life is short so stop rushing so you don’t miss it. Sometimes I share things that I need to work on myself…. Just sayin’! 😉 Self-awareness is a great teacher and can change your life, especially if you take her advice. I am pausing to enjoy this beautiful day! ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 77: RECHARGE - Click the link and checkout 30 healthy ways to destress.
Many of the suggestions will come as no surprise. The bigger “aha” may be how few you actually do. If you are interested in making changes that will improve your life then take a minute and click the link. www.empowerhealthamerica.com/blog/30-healthy-reminders-to-reduce-stress Each recommendation is an invitation to take care of yourself and is designed to help you recharge and reduce stress. By the way, most of the suggestions are free, they just require a little extra time and intention. #JoinThePause #IdealBeing #TrainForLife #WorkWisely #LiveAbundantly ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 76: PAUSE - Pausing is so important and when you do it the benefits can be life changing.
The PAUSE is that sacred space between stimulus and reaction. Mindfulness lives in the pause, and it is in this space that we allow ourselves the gift to process what we are thinking and feeling in order to respond with greater intention. "Pause to breathe. Pause before you react. Pause before assuming. Pause before accusing or defending. Pause before judging yourself and others. Pause to seek the truth. Pause to get clear. Pause so you can choose your path wisely. Let the pause be the bridge between thought, emotion and action.”
– Terrie Elizabeth Reeves
Life is made up of the sum total of your actions, so take yourself off auto pilot by pausing and waking up in the moment. Begin to notice… What are your default behaviors? Next time you find yourself triggered see if you can pause and resist the urge to react. Meet yourself with kindness and choose your path with greater care and intention. What habitual behavior do you have that is not serving your higher good? Pause to notice and consider a new path. A path that may lead you to healthier possibilities for your life.
If you need more pause and less stress, click these links.
Check out 30 ways to destress and recharge. www.empowerhealthamerica.com/blog/30-healthy-reminders-to-reduce-stress
16 ways you can practice the pause. www.empowerhealthamerica.com/blog/practice-the-pause-exercise
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#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 75: SURRENDER - I heard this quote yesterday and it was a great reminder that how we process things shape our reality. The word surrender can be viewed in different ways. What does it mean to you? I love this more compassion way of thinking about surrender. Sometimes it is healthy to just let go without the pressure of thinking you have failed. What can you let go of today that is holding you back? Pretty cool question to ask yourself. #TrainForLife #JoinThePause #BeMindful #LiveAbundantly #IdealBeing Check out more memes I have created and consider new possibilities for your life. www.empowerhealthamerica.com/tfl-empowerment-campaign ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 74: MOOD - Do you sometimes find yourself in a mood and you are not exactly sure how you got there? Have you ever thought about what creates your mood? Here is the 60 second skinny on the subject. We are all impacted by internal and external stimulus (situations, experiences etc.) that trigger our emotions. Feelings/emotions over an extended period of time create our mood. So, if you want to change your mood, pause and ponder what is causing me to feel the emotions I am feeling and ask yourself, do I like the way I feel? If you do, notice why you are experiencing positive emotions and pause to be grateful. If you are not, do the same thing and notice why you are experiencing negative emotions and consider: 1. First, meeting yourself with kindness 2. Pausing, breathing and connecting with the sensations in your body 3. Asking yourself more ”why” questions to better understand what is at the fulcrum (center) of your negative experience 4. Taking intentional action by doing something that will shift your mood. Just noticing your mood.... good, bad or indifferent without judgement is a good place to start. The only way you can appreciate something or change something, is if you aware of it. So, pause more and wake-up to how you are feeling and reacting. To read more on how to pause with greater intention consider reading. www.empowerhealthamerica.com/blog/practice-the-pause-exercise
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#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 73: LEADERSHIP - We are all in a leadership position, so how do you show up? Being an effective leaders requires you to be engaged, intentional, to have a servant heart, and a desire to help others reach their fullest potential. Whether you are a Boy Scout leader, a little league coach, a yoga or Sunday school teacher, the CEO of a company or the CEO of your household, how you lead makes a difference and it could change the trajectory of someone's life. Click the link to read a recent interview with an inspiring and humble manager that just won manager of the year at Domino's Pizza. lnkd.in/e9b5yxu #Leadership #Teamwork #WorkWisely #LiveAbundantly #DominosCares #HealthyWorkEnvironment Light up the world by leading with greater intention. ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 72: GUIDING PRINCIPLES - We all have a moral compass and a set of values that help guide us through life. These values have been influenced by our family of origin, teachers, mentors, friends and life experiences. Our perspectives and opinions are often formed by some of the same influences that shape our values. No doubt, we are all different, and we move through life with our own set of ideals, and we live our lives according to our own guiding principles. Hear what 25 leaders have to say about work life principles that have helped guide them through life. Click the link and download your free Work Wisely and Live Abundantly eBooklet in less than 30 seconds. I have received feedback from hundreds of people telling me that the eBooklet was a short easy read, and that the information was helpful and inspiring. One person shared, “This simple eBooklet reminded me of a lot of things that I already know, but often forget to do. Thanks for putting 50 simple reminders all in one short booklet. The exercise at the end was helpful as well." lnkd.in/eaxJ9Zd Life is not always easy but having a clear set of guiding principles can serve as a road map to help you live life with greater attention and intention. If you value personal development click this link and sign-up for my newsletter. mailchi.mp/3af200ab7cb5/eha-newsletter - It will take you less than 15 seconds #leadership #pause #stressmanagement #guidingprinciples #mindfulness ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 71: HUG - My mom inspired this post. I was looking through an old box for my high school senior album and a letter fell out that my mom (Billie) had written her mom (Faith... my grandmother) April 28th, 1987. I stopped and read it and it lit up my heart, turned on a few tears, and reminded me how precious life and relationships are. Mothers are so special. 💙 Here are two poignant excerpts from my moms letter to her mom. "Just wanted to let you know how much I love you and Terrie. I don't hug you or Terrie enough. I don't know why, except that sometimes I think that you'll always be there. Well, next time we see each other, I'm going to hug you real tight. Thanks for giving and helping me develop the spirit and openness I feel towards life. A little rusty at times, but in the rough of the ocean of life, believe me, I will always pull through, because of the spirit to survive you have instilled in me, and the vision to see ahead and feel hope, faith and charity. YOU are so special and I love you dearly and eternally.” Your daughter (lucky) @Billie Rodrigue.
Next time.... don't rush, don't take for granted, lean in, and hug a little longer. Human touch is good for the soul. Pause and consider new possibilities for your life. ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 70: EMOTIONAL AWARENESS - Pausing to take emotional inventory is a valuable way to start each day. Taking the time to become more aware of how you are feeling physically and emotionally will give you valuable information that can help shape your day. Self inquiry is a great way to check in and you can do that by asking yourself simple questions. How do I feel energetically? How do I feel emotionally? How do I feel physically? Recognize there is no wrong or right answer, and it is important to meet yourself exactly where you are, without judgment. Let what surfaces for you, and what you are feeling provide insight that can be used to guide you into your day. Pausing each day to take inventory is a valuable habit to integrate into your life, for your life. Strengthening your emotional awareness will help you work wisely, and live abundantly. Join Jude Johnson and me July 19th for a workshop which will help you build greater personal awareness, resiliency and much more. Click the link for complete workshop details.
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#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 69: LEAP OF FAITH - Do you sometimes feel paralyzed in life, stuck in indecision or frozen in the status quo? Playing it safe and doing nothing can invite you into its comfort but personal growth and new possibilities don't live there. Taking a leap of faith and making changes in your life takes courage, desire and a belief that on the other side of change there is something extraordinary waiting for you. Is there something you want to do but you can't seem to take the first step? If so, identify what it is holding you back and why, and perhaps your answers will help you step into the unknown. “Embracing change requires letting go, not defending or resisting but pausing to inquire. To be curious, open minded and awake to new possibilities. To have the capacity to see beyond the obvious and the desire and courage to walk into the unknown. Change requires letting go of the familiar, stepping beyond what is comfortable and trusting the process.” - Terrie Reeves
If there is something in your life that is holding you back and you need some inspiration, check out this article on the change process. www.empowerhealthamerica.com/blog/the-change-process ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 68: INTENTION - What does intention mean to you? I am definitely a lean forward get things done kind of person person, but what I am coming to realize is when your tendency is to run fast and hard, you miss the journey and opportunities that could change your course. Consider pausing and pondering.... does the race to the finish line take more than just speed? I've decided it is better to move with greater intention, because speed alone may leave your tired and under a tree by yourself. Click the link and check out more post like this one. www.empowerhealthamerica.com/tfl-empowerment-campaign ☺️ De Shields from the Broadway play, Hadestown inspired my post. ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 67: PAUSE - Check out this post and see how you can strengthen your ability to PAUSE, or send it to someone who could use a little more practice. There is power in the pause. www.empowerhealthamerica.com/blog/practice-the-pause-exercise Sign-up for my blog if you are interested in considering new possibilities for yourself. ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 66: TRIGGER “Pause before you react. Pause before assuming. Pause before accusing or defending. Pause to take a breath and seek the truth. Let the pause be the bridge between thought, emotion and action.” - Terrie Elizabeth Reeves
Don't Pull the Trigger... click this link and access a 10 step process to help you self-regulation.
Read the post if you are tired of landing in a place where you are experiencing fast action emotions like anxiety, sadness, anger or fear or you are sick of playing an emotional tennis match with yourself and/or another person. I call it being sucked into the game, were wisdom stops playing, and you are stuck volleying the ball back and forth. Do you find yourself in this place sometimes? If so, changing the way you think, feel and respond to yourself, others and the world around will help you live with greater intention and ease. www.empowerhealthamerica.com/blog/dont-pull-the-trigger-10-step-process-to-self-regulation ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 65: TRAINING - Training your brain can tame that inner voice. Have you ever heard or read something that made you stop and go, wow? It happened to me this morning. I was reading a book that asked this question, who do you listen to the most in life? The answer is yourself. I think about this concept occasionally but today this question caused me to pause and think more deeply about it. Do you ever find yourself having ruminating thoughts that swirl around in your head like a plane circling the runway? Maybe you experience patterns of thought that bounce back and forth like a little silver ball in a pinball machine. Regardless, it is easy for thoughts to get stuck in a loop, which can hold you hostage to internal conversations that are not encouraging, especially when things are tough or you are facing a big life challenge. Read more by clicking the below link and learn how to change your negative patterns of thinking. www.empowerhealthamerica.com/blog/training-your-brain-can-tame-that-inner-voice ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 64: REFRAMING - How can reframing improve my relationships and life? Things are not always as they appear. Reframing your thinking requires you to consider new possibilities for yourself, others and situations. For example, have you ever assumed someone felt a certain way about you, only to find out that your assumption was not accurate, or you decided not to try something new because you feared you might fail? Your ability to reframe your thinking can be a valuable tool in these types of situations. If you find yourself questioning a situation or feeling held back from doing something, take a moment and notice your thoughts and feelings so that you don't react in auto pilot mode. Ask yourself, is there another possibility or way of viewing this situation that might change my perspective? Considering alternate possibilities will allow you to see life through a broader lens, will influence your thinking and perhaps even change the way you react and respond to situations in life. Questions to ponder: 1) How can I handle situations when I feel someone important in my life feels negatively towards me? Direct communication with the person may be valuable in order to inquire rather than assume. 2) If I don't try something because I fear the outcome, how can I look at fear differently? Consider looking at fear as an important part of the learning process. Final thought: Your willingness to consider another person's point of view will lead to more productive conversations, greater understanding and stronger relationships. Sign-up for my newsletter designed to help you Work Wisely and Live Abundantly. www.empowerhealthamerica.com/insights ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 63: CONDUIT - Have you ever taken the time to notice how you feel energetically and emotionally when you wake up? To pause and check in is a great thing to consider doing, so you are more aware of what energy you are taking out the door. We are all conduits, carrying our energy with us. So, be aware of the energy you are spreading into the world and the people around you. You don't have to be sunshine all the time, but remember energy is contagious. Notice how your energy shows up in a room and how you affect people. What energy do you want to spread? A friend of mine came up with a quote that he carries with him today -- "Choose Your Day". -- JT Anderson
After all, we do have a choice. “Love is contagious; be a carrier". Post inspired by Ann Marie Kinlin Sign-up for my newsletter designed to help you Work Wisely and Live Abundantly. www.empowerhealthamerica.com/insights ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 62: SUCCESS - What does success mean to you? There are many definitions, but there’s one thing many people agree on: Success is not easy, perseverance is part of the formula and aligning your purpose with your passion is key. "Success looks different for everyone, but if you stay true to yourself and follow your calling, you are already on the road to it.... have the courage to stay the course." -- Terrie Reeves
If interested, pause and read some great quotes on success and be inspired.
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#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 61: COLLABORATION - Super Powers Unite. How do you feel creating something by yourself versus working with a team? I find it more inspiring to work with a team, especially a group of like-minded people who have a common vision. It is not only more fun, but what can be accomplished together is far more powerful than what can be created alone. Join a team and do something to help change the world. Sign-up for my newsletter designed to help you Work Wisely and Live Abundantly. www.empowerhealthamerica.com/insights ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 60: DESTINY - What is your calling? To align your purpose with your passion, is giving yourself permission to pursue the life you are destined to live. This doesn’t always mean you use your gifts in a traditional job. Your calling may be a side hustle, volunteering or you may have one of the most important jobs on the planet... CEO of your family and household. Whatever you do, follow your calling, share your gifts and make a difference in the world. Share this with someone who needs to hear these words. Join the PAUSE, and sign-up for my newsletter designed to help you Work Wisely and Live Abundantly. www.empowerhealthamerica.com/insights ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 59: ACTIVE LISTENING - Have you talked to someone over the phone or in person this week and wondered if you started saying…. blah, blah, blah, if they would even notice? Active listening is not easy. It requires you to be fully present and focused on what the other person is sharing. Two things that can hijack your attention: 1. Random thoughts that move your attention away from the present moment. 2. Focusing on what you want to say or how you want to respond. Our brain jumps to a new thought about every 3 seconds, so this might explain why active listening is so hard. However, it is not impossible. You can strengthen your listening skills just like a muscle. 8 things to consider: 1. Make sure you have the capacity to have a meaningful conversation 2. Notice when you are distracted, and without judgement bring yourself back to the moment 3. Ask questions to check for understanding 4. Put away your cell phone 5. Make eye-contact
6. Have conversations in environments that have less distraction 7. Engage with the person that is sharing 8. If appropriate, wrap-up the conversation with a recap of what you hear. The most meaningful and effective conversations require all parties to be active listeners, engaged and present in the moment. If you have any other ideas please share.
Make your conversations this holiday weekend more meaningful by being an active listener. It is also OK, to tell someone you don’t have the capacity to be fully present for a meaningful conversation. After all, it takes effort, time and energy! Join the PAUSE, and sign-up for my newsletter designed to help you Work Wisely and Live Abundantly. www.empowerhealthamerica.com/insights ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 58: GUIDING PRINCIPLES - We all have a moral compass and a set of values that help guide us through life. These values have been influenced by our family of origin, teachers, mentors, friends and life experiences. Our perspectives and opinions are often formed by some of the same influences that shape our values. No doubt, we are all different, and we move through life with our own set of ideals, and we live our lives according to our own guiding principles. Think about this concept by imagining a guiding principle that is important to you. For example, one of my guiding principles is that if I am unclear or I have a strong reaction to something, I try and "inquire first rather than judge, defend or assume". Sometimes things are easier said than done, but I am clear that this guiding principle is important to me. What guiding principle is important to you and how do you integrate it into your actions? Life is not always easy but having a clear set of guiding principles can serve as a roadmap to help you live life with greater attention and intention. If you value personal development click this link and sign-up for my newsletter. mailchi.mp/3af200ab7cb5/eha-newsletter - It will take you less than 15 seconds. ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 57: BRAIN HEALTH - Your brain is like any other muscle, with exercise you can improve your brain health. 10 tips to consider. 1. Take a brain break: Take intentional pauses throughout the day and allow yourself to be fully present in the moment. 2. Take inventory of ruminating thought: If you notice common themes reoccurring write them down. 3. Dive under the surface and inquire: Spend some time proactively seeking to understand what is causing your ruminating thoughts. 4. Solve don’t get stuck: Focus on how you can move your thinking in a positive direction by spending your time and energy focusing on solutions rather than dwelling on negative thoughts. 5. Let it be: If you can’t let something go or find a solution, try giving yourself permission to just let it be for a while. 6. Move for better mental health: Exercise is not only good for the body, it is a great for the mind. 7. Fuel your brain for optimal performance: What you put into your body also affects your brain, so eat wisely. 8. Talk about it: Open up to a trusted resource, it is a great way to release negative energy and get rid of stress. 9. Laugh and play every day: The brain gets a positive jolt when you are relaxed and having fun. 10: Creativity lights up the brain: Your brain is happy when you give that inner child permission to paint, dance, sing, write and color outside the lines. Dare I push the envelope and ask you to consider an 11th tip: Try meditation, it is exercise for the brain and certainly worth exploring. There are so many things that you can do to improve your mental well-being, you just have to make the time to do it. What can you do this week to train your brain? #MentalWellbeing #JoinThePause Click this link and sign-up for my blog. You'll find tips to help you work wisely and live abundantly. www.empowerhealthamerica.com/insights ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 56: SERVICE - To be of service is a noble and selfless way to make a difference in the world. The interesting dynamic about giving back is you receive so much in return. Volunteers report that being of service makes them feel part of something meaningful and bigger than themselves, and that they feel included and happy when giving their time and energy to something they believe in. Research even supports people who volunteer are healthier, less stressed and more grateful. So, what are you waiting for? Get involved in a cause you believe in, and not only give but receive so much more. What can you do today to give back? ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 55: GENEROSITY - I went to the 10% Happier lecture Wednesday night with some friends and the topic was around meditation and mindfulness which is my jam. The ability to pause, to check in, to regulate and to take action with greater intention.... what a gift to give yourself and others. Not to upstage this post with another theme but I was so moved Wednesday night when my friend Ann Marie Kinlin did a random act of kindness by purchasing and gifting me the book 10% Happier. I was touched by her generosity and thanked her, and she humbly responded by sharing this beautiful quote. In it's simplicity I found it to be quite powerful, so I wanted to share it forward. Sometimes the simplest things can have extraordinary impact. It's been a slippery slope for me lately and Ann Marie's generosity truly brightened my day. Generosity can take on many forms. What can you do today to brighten someone's day? Thanks HopeWay for bringing Dan Harris to Charlotte and for opening up a much needed dialogue around mental health. Read more words designed to help you pause and consider new possibilities for yourself. www.empowerhealthamerica.com/tfl-empowerment-campaign ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 54: WISDOM - This morning when I was teaching I was thinking about how I could make better decisions in my life and the word WISDOM came up for me. I have been trying to pause more to notice what is driving my choices and influencing the way I respond to life. It is easy to slip into "head space thinking" only and ignore the whispers of your heart or the flip side, react from a place fueled only by emotion. I believe wisdom is that sweet balance of processing life in a more holistic fashion by trusting your head and heart to work in concert. Wisdom doesn't react... it takes it's time. It may even encourage you to pause until, "all feels good in your soul". Making the wise choice is not easy but I believe worth the extra effort. What does wisdom mean to you and how can you practice it in your life? Read more words designed to help you pause and consider new possibilities for yourself. www.empowerhealthamerica.com/tfl-empowerment-campaign Thank you Johnna Smith and Wanda Koch for making this post more meaningful. You are both talented and beautiful in front of the camera and behind it. Wanda Koch Photography ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 53: PRESENCE - My amazing friend Johnna Smith inspired this post on presence. I took her yoga class this morning and she reminded us that patience is a good quality to have but that being present is at the foundation of patience. I have grown to value the ability to sit still in the moment and to allow myself to be a witness to my own thoughts and feelings. In this awake state it is easier to navigate my emotions and it allows me to be more patient with myself and others. I am definitely a work in process in this area but I am trying to pause more before I react, assume or take action. All emotion is temporary and learning to let it pass through you is powerful and can even be cathartic. Johnna also read one of my favorite poems by Rumi called, The Guest House. Our emotions are like guests in our house, they come and go and bring different energy with them so embrace it all and be grateful. How can you practice being more present?
The Guest House:
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
Meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
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#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 52: LOVE - Love is that deep stirring that is felt in the heart and soul… it is intangible yet a palatable energy that connects us all. There is no greater force on this planet than love. Love doesn’t judge, it leans into understanding, empathy and acceptance. Love is expressed in words but it comes to life through action. It shows up as a smile, a touch, an act of kindness, a hug, a helping hand… all given without measure or expectation. If you are reading this, I encourage you to pause and think about all the people that love you and what their love has taught you. How does love show up in your life? #TrainForLife #IdealBeing #JoinThePause If you value personal development click this link and sign-up for my newsletter. mailchi.mp/3af200ab7cb5/eha-newsletter - It will take you less than 15 seconds. ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 51: ZEN - Ever find yourself pulling into your driveway and not remembering the drive home? Our brains can default to auto pilot quite easily and before you know it the day is over. Alan Watt's definition captures the essence of the word Zen beautifully. "Zen is liberation from time. For if we open our eyes and see clearly, it becomes obvious that there is no other time than this instant, and that the past and the future are abstractions without any concrete reality.” I think of Zen as that sacred space suspended between the past and the present. The hard part is being fully present when you are there. Try practicing an intentional 3 minute pause this week before an important conversation or meeting or before making an important decision. It is a great way to get grounded and you might like what you experience and the outcome. Bonus: Pausing is good for your mental and physical well-being. #TrainForLife #IdealBeing #JoinThePause If you value personal development click this link and sign-up for the Empower Health America (EHA) Newsletter. mailchi.mp/3af200ab7cb5/eha-newsletter - It will take you less than 15 seconds. ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 50: Warrior - Ever have one of those days where you just want to be the girl in the picture? If you're a guy and you want an image... think of some gladiator type from Game of Thrones. You can be fierce for a lot of reasons... just make them count for something you believe in and something that is worth your time and energy. Pause before you react. Be fierce for a purpose. If you value personal development click this link and sign-up for the Empower Health America (EHA) Newsletter. mailchi.mp/3af200ab7cb5/eha-newsletter - It will take you less than 15 seconds. ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 49: Creativity - Regardless of your age don't lose your capacity to play, to dream and to imagine new possibilities. Doing more of all 3 will have a positive impact on your health and happiness. For example, daydreaming is good for the brain. My favorite 2 Walt Disney quotes on Creativity are: "If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember this whole thing started with a mouse." 🐭 and "That's the real trouble with the world. Too many people grow up." #StopWorking #StartPlaying Not asking you to live in a fantasy land, just encouraging you to go there every once in a while. Remember most things don't have to be "either or" they can be “both and." If you value personal development click this link and sign-up for the Empower Health America (EHA) Newsletter. mailchi.mp/3af200ab7cb5/eha-newsletter - It will take you less than 15 seconds. ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 48: Heart - Not sure how you feel, but some days I wake up feeling invincible and other days I feel like I am pushing a boulder up a steep hill in the rain by myself. When these days occur I tend to show up dressed as the energizer bunny. I dig in, push hard and tap into my willpower driven reserves. However, I don't think getting through the day is about willpower at all.... I think it is about willingness, a willingness to have an open heart despite the circumstances. Don't get jaded, disillusioned or angry. Choose the path that invites you to feel vulnerable and hopeful so your heart remains open. For it is your heart that has the power to move you through even the toughest of times, because it is fueled by the greatest force on our planet.... LOVE! #PowerInThePause If you value personal development click this link and sign-up for the Empower Health America (EHA) Newsletter. mailchi.mp/3af200ab7cb5/eha-newsletter - It will take you less than 15 seconds. ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 47: HEALING - is the process of getting to the other side of sadness. First stop.... sorrow which can bear down on your heart like a boulder creating a barrier to joy. However, if you keep moving forward... taking small steps, pausing and then taking another, you will begin to feel the weight of the boulder lifting. In time, the boulder will become a rock, the rock will become a stone, the stone will become a pebble and the pebble will become a grain of sand. In time your heart won't feel as heavy and the line between sadness and joy will begin to blur. The healing process helps you realize that to feel sorrow is to have also felt great joy. Losing someone special teaches you the power of love and healing moves you closer to being grateful for the time you had rather than what you lost. The process requires you to pause and make time to feel your way to the other side in order to find peace in a new normal. Healing is a sacred process in which there are no shortcuts. To view more Train For Life Empowerment tips click www.empowerhealthamerica.com/tfl-empowerment-campaign ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 46: COURAGE - ignites when there is a deep connection to a person, belief or cause. It gives you the strength to stand strong in the middle of the storm with confidence, trust and hope. Courage calms the heart and helps to quite the roar of fear. What are you afraid of? Don't let it have dominion over you. Stand in your power and have the courage to face your fear. Click this link to view more Train For Life tips designed to help you consider new possibilities. www.empowerhealthamerica.com/tfl-empowerment-campaign #PowerInThePause #TrustYourself #Courage ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 45: PURPOSE - How well do you know yourself? What is your purpose? Finding clarity is not always easy and as life changes your purpose may adjust with it. Sometimes it takes big life events to cause you to pause and take inventory but why not be proactive. I have had the privilege of interviewing a lot of amazing people over the years but what has moved me the most is to witness someone's ability to be vulnerable. Asking powerful questions has the ability to connect people to pieces of their lives that perhaps they have never ventured. It is for this reason that I am sharing my interview template and I invite you to pause and take the time to answer the questions that resonate with you. Know yourself and your path to your purpose will become clear. Click this link to access the interview questions www.empowerhealthamerica.com/blog/how-well-do-you-know-yourself or click this link to view more Train For Life tips designed to help you consider new possibilities. www.empowerhealthamerica.com/tfl-empowerment-campaign #PowerInThePause #TrustYourself ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 44: CHANGE -Embracing change requires being open to new possibilities. To have the capacity to see beyond the obvious and the desire and courage to walk into the unknown. Change requires letting go of the familiar, stepping beyond what is comfortable and trusting the process. Change requires courage. Click this link to view more Train For Life tips designed to help you consider new possibilities. www.empowerhealthamerica.com/tfl-empowerment-campaign #PowerInThePause #TrustYourself ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 43: EMOTION - I have witnessed a lot of people struggling with sadness and depression lately which inspired this post. How do you process your emotions? An important question because emotions are powerful and can take you in many different directions in your mind. Emotions effect your health, self-esteem, mood, energy and can impact how you react and the decisions you make. So, next time you feel overwhelmed or emotionally out of balance take time to pause, to feel, to process and to practice self-awareness and self-care. Developing the capacity to better manage your emotional well-being is possible... not by avoiding how you feel but by dropping in to feel more deeply and to examine what is triggering your emotions. Self-discovery is powerful but you don't have to battle life's challenges alone. Reach out for help and count on the right people to show-up because they will if you have the courage to ask for help. To be sad is human, to show compassion for yourself is critical. Click this link to view more Train For Life tips designed to help you consider new possibilities. www.empowerhealthamerica.com/tfl-empowerment-campaign #PowerInThePause #FeelToHeal ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 42: PERSPECTIVE - Consider changing your perspective and you might change your mind. Pay attention to any personal biases you may have and consider what may be influencing them. Perhaps try and view the same situation differently to gain greater clarity and a new perspective. #PowerInThePause Click this link to view more Train For Life tips designed to help you consider new possibilities. www.empowerhealthamerica.com/tfl-empowerment-campaign ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 41: INQUIRE - Pause before you assume, pause before you defend, pause before you react... pause and be curious enough to inquire. Searching for the truth takes time, energy and the desire to seek beyond your own understanding and requires the capacity to re-frame your thinking. Checkout all the weekly Train For Life Empowerment Tips and maybe even sign-up for the EHA newsletter. www.empowerhealthamerica.com/tfl-empowerment-campaign #PowerInThePause #IdealBeing ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 40: SELF-IMAGE - What do you see when you look in the mirror? Your reaction to this question is a good indication of how you feel about yourself. If you question how amazing you are you are not alone, nor do you have to be. Who is in your tribe that has your back and the emotional capacity to be there for you when you need encouragement and support? Don't hesitate to ask them for help! Click the link to a family physicians journey from self-doubt to self-acceptance. Thank you Vanessa for your courage to share your story. www.empowerhealthamerica.com/blog/family-physician-vanessa-mcpherson-shares-her-lifes-story #PowerInThePause #IdealBeing ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 39: SABBATICAL - Slowing down is not easy but it is so important for your mental and physical health. Click here to read my blog post on insights after a 9 day sabbatical. You can also sign-up for my newsletter. www.empowerhealthamerica.com/blog/9-day-sabbatical-insights-and-work-life-principles-to-consider Pause daily, make time for self-reflection, don't miss the opportunity to enjoy the present moment and choose to live 2019 with greater intention. Here's to a year full of adventure, love, laughter, good health and happiness... may your life take you where your heart leads you. 💙 #PowerInThePause #IdealBeing ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 39: PAUSE - Sometimes you don't have to say a lot. Just be present and hold sacred space for the people you love. Happy holidays, Merry Christmas and make it a special day! Train For Life Empowerment Tips are posted 3 times a week, so follow along if you want to receive simple, healthy life-style reminders. #PowerInThePause #IdealBeing ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 38: PLAY - When was the last time you rolled on the floor, acted silly or were having so much fun that you couldn't stop laughing? If it has been to long, put down your adult size seriousness and pick-up a playful attitude for the holidays.... No better time to adopt a childlike spirit. Sing, dance, play and be merry, it is good for the soul and your health. Train For Life Empowerment Tips are posted 3 times a week, so follow along if you want to receive simple, healthy life-style reminders. "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing". George Bernard Shaw #PowerInThePause #IdealBeing #Play ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 37: LET GO - Have you ever considered changing a job, moving, beginning or ending a relationship, or making any decision for that matter that requires you too let go of the familiar? When faced with the possibility of making a change it is easy to get frozen in fear, to second guess yourself or to flat out cling to the status quo. Taking a chance is risky but if you don't make space for new possibilities you could be missing out on an extraordinary outcome. Re-frame your thinking by envisioning the best case scenario on the other side of letting go and play out the future with abundance in mind. Take a chance and see what's on the other side. Who knows, it may be the best decision you ever make. Train For Life Empowerment Tips are posted 3 times a week, so follow along if you want to receive simple, healthy life-style reminders. #PowerInThePause #IdealBeing #LetGo ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 36: RECHARGE Do you sometimes find you don’t realize how tired you are until you sit down and stop moving? In this fast paced, go motivated, goal oriented world it is easy to stay detached and unaware of where you are energetically. Energy is a precious commodity and the more you use the more you need to replenish, which is why taking time to recharge is so important. If you dive a little deeper you will soon realize that fatigue is multi-dimensional... you can feel emotionally exhausted, physically tired, and mentally drained independently or experience them all at once. So pause to take an “energy inventory” so you don’t find yourself out of gas with nothing left in your tank. Train For Life Empowerment Tips are posted 3 times a week, so follow along if you want to receive simple, healthy life-style reminders. #PowerInThePause #SelfAwareness #SelfCare ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 35: CURIOSITY - Means a strong desire to know or to learn. Stay interested in life, curious about the unknown and don't stop looking for new possibilities and new ways of doing things. If you look at something through the lens of curiosity you will certainly discover something new. "Ideas come from curiosity" Walt Disney
Hear what my dear friend and Dr Vanessa McPherson Spragued has to say about personal growth, perseverance and a whole lot more. I am publishing her powerful story later this week. If you value personal development click this link and sign-up for my Empower Health America (EHA) Newsletter. mailchi.mp/3af200ab7cb5/eha-newsletter It will take you less than 15 seconds Gabriella Elizabeth ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 34: BALANCE - This is definitely not an easy thing to maintain. It requires constant awareness and calibration each day. Time and energy are limited but you do have some control on how you spend it. Perhaps even consider pausing more and just being rather than habitually doing all the time. "Equanimity is the delicate balance between doing and being. You will feel a sense of peace in this sweet space". Hear what my dear friend and Dr Vanessa McPherson Spragued has to say about balance, life and a whole lot more. I am publishing her powerful story later this week. If you value personal development click this link and sign-up for my Empower Health America (EHA) Newsletter. mailchi.mp/3af200ab7cb5/eha-newsletter It will take you less than 15 seconds Gabriella Elizabeth ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 33: COMMUNICATION - Think twice about how you communicate important information. Gaining a better understanding of everyone's perspective requires conversation. If you value personal development click this link and sign-up for my Empower Health America (EHA) Newsletter. mailchi.mp/3af200ab7cb5/eha-newsletter It will take you less than 15 seconds. The first edition went out Tuesday and it featured articles on mindfulness, gratitude, the power in the pause and a feature story of my good friend and artist Edwin Gil ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 32: SELF-REGULATION - When you feel anxiety, frustration, sadness, or anger does it register in your body like life has hit a hard serve in your direction? It does for me and my tendency is to volley back in the form of fight, flight or freeze or better yet... defend, deflect or justify... any of these sound familiar? If you are triggered and want to fire a hard, fast swing back consider pausing and doing nothing. Step off the court, stop playing the game and give yourself a few minutes to process the situation and your emotions. Maybe even ask yourself why you were triggered. Practicing the pause is powerful, it is giving yourself that sacred space to regulate between stimulus and response. Click this link mailchi.mp/3af200ab7cb5/eha-newsletter and sign-up for the Empower Health America (EHA) Newsletter. It will take you less than 30 seconds. Our first edition went out today and it featured articles on mindfulness, gratitude, the pause and a feature story of my good friend and artist Edwin Gil Want to consider ways to live your life with greater intention? Sign-up and take this journey of self-discovery with us. Please share this link with someone that needs a little positive energy in their life. 🙏😊 ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 31: SURRENDER - Have you ever had difficulty letting go of someone or something? Learning to surrender is a difficult thing to do but it can be very liberating. However, we often put too much pressure on ourselves to have an immediate answer and we take premature action. So, next time you feel pressure or anxiety around a situation practice the pause and just let it be. Giving yourself permission to do nothing is sometimes the healthiest choice until you gain clarity. It is often in the space of surrender that the process unfolds exactly the way it should. Don't arm wrestle life...surrender. I think the Beatles had it right with their lyrics.... let it be! Click this link mailchi.mp/3af200ab7cb5/eha-newsletter and sign-up for the Empower Health America (EHA) Newsletter. It will take you less than 1 minute. Our hope is that the newsletter will encourage you to pause and consider new possibilities for yourself. Each month you will find articles, research findings, testimonials and empowerment tips designed to help you THRIVE. Want to consider ways to live your life with greater intention? Sign-up and take this journey of self-discovery with us. Please share this link with someone that needs a little positive energy in their life. 🙏😊 Rising Stronger Group 2018 ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 29: INTRINSIC MOTIVATION - What INSPIRES you to take intentional action? What motivates you to stay the course. Research shows your ability to make changes in your life increase exponentially when you are pursuing the desires of your heart. Check out this article on change www.empowerhealthamerica.com/blog/the-change-process and click this link www.empowerhealthamerica.com/tfl-empowerment-campaign to access the entire TFL campaign and sign up for our monthly newsletter designed to help you pause and consider ways to live your life with greater intention. If IG is your social media channel of choice, follow the TFL Campaign on tfl_america
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#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 28: SELF-DISCOVERY - The TFL campaign is designed to help you pause and consider new possibilities for yourself. Check out the video and see some of the topics covered and perhaps be inspired to follow the campaign, and take this journey of self-discovery with us. Click the link below to access the entire campaign and sign up for our monthly newsletter designed to help you pause and consider ways to live your life with greater intention. www.empowerhealthamerica.com/tfl-empowerment-campaign If IG is your social media channel of choice, follow the TFL Campaign on tfl_america
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#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 27: GRATITUDE - What are you grateful for in your life? Who are you grateful for in your life? What challenges have you overcome in your life that have made you stronger, wiser and as a result more grateful? Thanksgiving is a holiday that reminds us to be grateful but don't miss the opportunity to be thankful year round. Hear what research says about gratitude. www.empowerhealthamerica.com/blog/why-pause-and-be-grateful-365-days-a-year This link will also give you access to sign up for our monthly newsletter designed to help you pause and consider ways to live your life with greater intention. If IG is your social media channel of choice, follow the TFL Campaign on tfl_america
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#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 26: PAUSE - Have you ever said something you wish you could take back or assumed something that was not the truth? When you feel yourself moving into reactionary mode consider pausing for 30 seconds before you take action. This simple mindfulness exercise may help you build a bridge rather than a barrier. Click the following link and be one of the first people to sign up for our monthly newsletter designed to help you pause and consider ways to live your life with greater intention. www.empowerhealthamerica.com/insights
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#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 25: PURPOSE "Dare to go deeper because you can, see your potential because it is possible and believe in yourself because you are powerful. Practice self-care daily and take intentional pauses throughout the day to connect with your thoughts and feelings. Show yourself and others compassion through your words and actions and learn from the lessons life teaches you. Practice the art of letting go, live boldly, laugh often…and always be true to yourself. Keep a playful spirit so you can embrace new things freely, an open mind so the doorway to possibilities is always wide and an open heart so you don’t miss an opportunity to love yourself and others. Live intentionally from a place of gratitude, don’t judge, be curious, align your passion with your purpose and pause often to celebrate this beautiful journey called life. Find your truth and it will light your path to where you are suppose to be. Be uniquely and authentically you”. – Terrie Elizabeth Reeves Visit our TFL Facebook page, like us and follow the entire campaign. www.facebook.com/tflamerica/ or IG tfl_america
The primary purpose of the campaign is to help you consider new possibilities for yourself. Click the following link and be one of the first people to sign up for our monthly newsletter designed to help you pause and consider ways to live your life with greater intention. www.empowerhealthamerica.com/insights
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#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 24: Status Quo - Challenging the status quo is not easy and often you have to walk the road alone. It requires curiosity, the ability to see beyond the obvious and the courage to question the familiar. Disruption with the intention of improving the current state can be a good thing. What needs to be disrupted in your life? Have the courage to make a change and take a leap of faith. Visit our TFL Facebook page, like us and follow the entire campaign. Train for Life America or IG tfl_america
The primary purpose of the campaign is to help you consider new possibilities for yourself. Click the following link and be one of the first people to sign up for our monthly newsletter designed to help you pause and consider ways to live your life with greater intention. www.empowerhealthamerica.com/insights
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#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 23: WHAT IF –You gave yourself permission every day to take a few minutes to check in. Unplugging from your to do list, untangling from distraction and quieting the conversation in your head is essential to making space to check in. What is happening in your head (thought), your heart (emotion) and your body (sensation)? When you connect on all three levels you get a more holistic picture of how you are truly feeling. Better yet, you may be more equipped to align your time, energy and intention around the things that are most meaningful and important to you. I bet it is not checking things off your to do list. It is easy to cruise on auto pilot... it is safe and requires a lot less effort but when you wake up to the things that are important it is a lot more fun to fly the plane because you know where you are and where you want to go in life. There is not perfect road map but at least consider taking your life off auto pilot and pause daily to check in. Follow the entire TFL campaign on our Train for Life America or www.instagram.com/tfl_america/ and click the following link to sign up for our monthly newsletter www.empowerhealthamerica.com/tfl-empowerment-campaign #TrainforLifeAmerica #IdealBeing #PowerInThePause #EmpowerHealthAmerica ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 22: INCLUSION – It starts with self-awareness and ends with acceptance. Our brain is constantly scanning for signals of belonging and within .07 seconds you will determine… Am I in or out which can trigger a cascade of emotions. So, before you dismiss, judge or exclude, pause to consider new possibilities.
"Your perception influences your thinking, shapes your reality and impacts what you believe to be the truth. Not reacting and pausing to inquire takes awareness and self-control, and through inquiry you can broaden your perspective, allowing you to see through and beyond your own filters. Letting go of what is familiar is the first step towards personal growth, and it can lead to greater acceptance of yourself, others and the world around you. Growth requires you to deepen and expand your understanding of the truth so that you can see things more clearly. This is where the awakening and shifting occur, and the seeds of acceptance, inclusion and compassion can take root. Just like a tree, we are part of the same system…. We are all connected." Follow the entire TFL campaign on our www.facebook.com/tflamerica/ or www.instagram.com/tfl_america/ and click the following link to sign up for our monthly newsletter www.empowerhealthamerica.com/tfl-empowerment-campaign #TrainforLifeAmerica #IdealBeing #PowerInThePause #EmpowerHealthAmerica ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 21: TRANSFORMED - Live your life with greater intention and purpose by making intrinsically motivated decisions that are meaningful to you. Making changes and integrating new behaviors into your life isn’t easy, but absolutely possible. Transformation requires you to let go of the familiar, to step beyond what is comfortable and to trust the process. Follow the entire TFL campaign on our www.facebook.com/tflamerica/ or www.instagram.com/tfl_america/ and click the following link to sign up for our monthly newsletter www.empowerhealthamerica.com/tfl-empowerment-campaign #TrainforLifeAmerica #IdealBeing #PowerInThePause #EmpowerHealthAmerica ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 20: EMPOWERED - Where are you intrinsically motivated to make a change in your life? Notice what is driving your motivation and how your life will be different as a result of taking action. Answering questions will help you gain clarity and can actually serve as a catalyst for positive change. Don’t go it alone.... consider finding an accountability partner to help you stay empowered. Life is more fun when you share the journey with some else. Follow the entire TFL campaign on our www.facebook.com/tflamerica/ or www.instagram.com/tfl_america/ and click the following link to sign up for our monthly newsletter www.empowerhealthamerica.com/tfl-empowerment-campaign
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#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 19: Awake - Self-awareness is a process of discovery which allows you to wake up to what is important to you. “Be a witness to your own thoughts and feelings and then give yourself time to process where you are truly motivated to take action." Mindful decisions are wise one's because they integrate a combination of personal awareness, situational awareness and the discipline to wake up to the many dynamics involved taking intentional action. Feel free to share where you are motivated to take action. Follow us on our TFL Facebook and IG page or check out the entire campaign by clicking: www.empowerhealthamerica.com/tfl-empowerment-campaign #TrainforLifeAmerica #IdealBeing #PowerInThePause ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 18: #TFLTestimonials featuring Edwin Gil. I have known Edwin Gil for almost a decade and he is truly one of the most talented and inspirational people I have ever met. Kind, courageous, creative and big-hearted would be a few words that come to mind as I begin to share his story. Please don't miss it. www.empowerhealthamerica.com/blog/uniting-people-communities-and-the-world-through-his-art-featur... There is a hotlink to Edwin's story in the post and under the first picture caption in the album. Enjoy his beautiful works of art. #TrainForLife #IdealBeing ... See MoreSee Less
I had the pleasure of meeting Edwin this past Sunday at our DWTS party! He is a very talented artist! I love the mission and vision behind his work!
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 17: #Mindfulness -Give yourself permission to take a mindful moment. Living in a fast-paced, performance-focused world, it is hard not to get pulled in this new normal. Like the undertow… before you know it you are already in it. So, how do you hit the pause button before you are under water finding it difficult to breathe? I suggest and research affirms that taking mindful moments to unplug may be just what you need.
“Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally,” says Jon Kabat-Zinn, considered one of the leading experts in mindfulness research and training. Read more... learn more: www.empowerhealthamerica.com/blog/taking-a-mindful-moment #TrainForLifeAmerica #IdealBeing Don't miss Edwin Gil's story tomorrow in #TFLTestimonials ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 16: #Aware - Pause more this week to become more AWARE of how you are feeling. Taking emotional inventory will help you make more informed decisions in the moment and in your life. We challenge you to pause this week when you feel yourself getting stressed and just breathe for one minute. This is a very simple yet powerful exercise.... give it a try and let us know how it goes. Follow us on our TFL Facebook and IG page or check out the entire campaign by clicking: www.empowerhealthamerica.com/tfl-empowerment-campaign #TrainforLifeAmerica #IdealBeing ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 15: Uniqueness - Pause to recognize how unique you are and consider the thought... I am grateful that I am perfectly imperfect. Perfection is an illusion anyway, so stop chasing something that is not achievable and start getting clear on what is really important to you. Be uniquely you, trust yourself and do what feels right in your soul. “Become awake to who you really are and don’t keep it a secret... share it with the world.” #TrainForLifeAmerica #IdealBeing #PowerInThePause ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 14: Vision is an interesting thing. It would denote seeing with your eyes and focusing outside of yourself. Sometimes all it takes is a powerful poignant quote to wake us up. Thank you Carl Jung for reminding us to take a U-turn. Read more about the power of introspection. www.empowerhealthamerica.com/blog/search-inside-yourself Follow us on our TFL Facebook and IG page or check out the entire campaign by clicking: www.empowerhealthamerica.com/tfl-empowerment-campaign #TrainForLifeAmerica #IdealBeing #PowerInThePause #SelfReflection ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 13: Self-reflection requires you to pause, to be present in the moment and to intentionally decide to search inside yourself. Unfortunately, most people have never been encouraged to take this self-guided journey and find themselves ill equipped to make it an integral part of their life. Do you find that you seek answers, satisfaction and fulfillment outside of yourself? Read more about the power of self-reflection: www.empowerhealthamerica.com/…/search-inside-yourself #TrainForLifeAmerica #IdealBeing #PowerInThePause #SelfReflection ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 12: Search For Meaning - Purpose, Love and Courage. The greatest task for any person is to find meaning in his or her life. Victor E. Frankl, holistic survivor, psychiatrist and author of Man's Search for Meaning saw three possible sources for meaning: in work (doing something significant), in love (caring for another person), and in courage during difficult times. Suffering in and of itself is meaningless; we give our suffering meaning by the way in which we respond to it. . . .
Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation. You cannot control what happens to you in life, but you can always control what you will feel and do about what happens to you. The TFL Empowerment Campaign will have a home this week on the Empower Health America site. Stay tuned. #TrainForLifeAmerica #IdealBeing #PowerInThePause #PurposeLoveCourage
 Harold S. Kushner in his foreword, Victor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning (Beacon Press: 2006), x. ... See MoreSee Less
In case you missed Wanda's pearls of wisdom yesterday, I am posting the link again and the new slides show has some her favorite shots. #TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 10: Purpose Check out Wanda's story www.empowerhealthamerica.com/the-purpose-of-life-is-to-find-your-purpose-by-wanda-june-koch Enjoy the beautiful pictures and what she has to say. You will see that she has found her life's work as an artist and story teller. #TrainForLifeAmerica #IdealBeing #PowerInThePause #TFLTestimonials #Purpose ... See MoreSee Less
#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 11: Life is a series of events which require you to adjust and adapt all the time. When you are more flexible and less rigid the ability to adapt and embrace change comes with greater ease. Like the water in a river, change requires you to go with the flow sometimes, to be malleable in order to change directions, to trust the process and to recognize the obstacles you encounter are there to for a reason. Where do you want to make a change? What does that change process look like for you? Read more about the change process: www.empowerhealthamerica.com/blog/the-change-process If you are a high achiever consider softening your grip a bit, leaving room for detours and give yourself permission to change course if needed. Remember change is a process and Stephen Covey has it right, personal growth requires compassion and patience so give yourself and others both. #TrainforLifeAmerica #IdealBeing #PowerInThePause #Change ... See MoreSee Less