How do you define yourself? Who are you without those definitions? Are you the collection of thoughts, feelings, and reactions to experiences that have happened up until this point in your life? Have you shaped your identity based on other people’s expectations of who you should be?
Who would you allow yourself to be if you were free of those expectations? Is there one thing that you would do differently if you had the power to change? It all begins with a thought. A persistent thought moves us towards or away from our achievement of goals. One idea can cause a profound shift. Allowing your mind to accept that you can change anything about yourself and that it only hinges on your decision to do that, or not. One single thought allowing the possibility can transform everything if you are ready and willing to focus, believe and take action.
“Your life is the manifestation of your dream; it is an art.
You can change your life anytime if you aren’t enjoying the dream.” – Don Miguel Ruiz
Former First Lady Roslyn Carter has been quoted as saying, “There are four kinds of people in this world: Those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need a caregiver themselves.”
I speak to clients on a regular basis that are at a stage in life where they find themselves unexpectedly hit with the responsibility for the care of an aging or ailing loved one. Regardless of how it happens, most caregivers are not prepared for how all-encompassing the role of a caregiver can be. Read More »
Remember to turn on the music… Being completely absorbed in music is a magical, relaxed hypnotic state. Each cell in our bodies has a vibration and frequency. Our bodies vibrate at the precise frequency of the sounds that we listen to. Listening to certain sounds and rhythms alter our breathing and heart rate. Certain tempos and notes open our subconscious minds and brainwaves. They are then shifted to a hypnotic state. Rhythm and inflection has the power to raise our consciousness. Music has an effect on the limbic system, the part of the brain that controls emotions. It can bring us a feeling of peace and tranquility, motivation or it can evoke feelings of sadness and even anxiety. Music has an extraordinary effect on our state of being!
The power of music brings us balance and harmony…in body and soul.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have found that imagining what we eat before we take the first bite may help us feel less compelled to eat as much as we would otherwise. The researchers found that people who just imagined moving M&Ms around ate nearly twice as much those who had fantasized about eating them.
Cornell Professor David Just has a theory about how it works, “If you start imagining yourself eating the M&Ms your body is actually going to produce some of the dopamine and some of the physical responses to having eaten.”
As odd as it my seem, If you want to eat less, first imagine eating a lot. Read More »