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Reviving Your Inner Joy

Jun 15, 2016

Happiness is based on external circumstances.  When you get a raise, buy a new couch, or find a terrific outfit, you are happy.  But joy is different.  Joy comes from a place deep within.  It exists regardless of external circumstances.  Joy can co-exist with pain, suffering and times of difficulty. And self-esteem is essential to our ability to experience joy.

Once achieved, it grows from the inside out.  But it is stunted from the outside in. A woman with low self-esteem does not feel good about herself because she has absorbed negative messages from the culture, media and poisonous relationships.

The propaganda of youth, beauty, and thinness in our society attempts to doom every woman to eventual failure. Women’s magazines, starting with the teenage market, program them to focus all their efforts on their appearance.

Many girls learn, by age 12, to give up formerly enjoyable activities in favor of the beauty treadmill leading to nowhere. They become fanatical about diets. They munch, like rabbits, on leaves without salad dressing, jog in ice storms, and swear they love it!  Ads abound for cosmetic surgery, encouraging us to “repair” our aging bodies, as if the natural process of aging were a disease. Yet with all this ceaseless effort, they still never feel like they are good enough.

Yet, feeling good enough and worthy of love starts with accepting and loving yourself.  And loving yourself starts with caring for yourself.  Make a plan to do one thing that will help you excel physically, intellectually, emotionally, even spiritually. Making just one change for the better will boost your attitude from the inside out. You can actually choose what you want to change or improve. Things you do most are the ones you may choose to focus on. A simple task doesn’t take that long. Little things add up. It’s amazing, really.

The seemingly meaningless things you do for yourself may not have immediate results, but after just a short while, they’ll have you looking and feeling better. So add those bubbles to your bath, make sure you eat your vegetables, get enough sleep, think of doing something good for yourself when you have nothing to do, and the results will be worth it.

In the meantime, remember that the journey is just as important, maybe more, as the destination.  To get that attitude going the right direction, you need to appreciate your face and body for what it is. It may be unrealistic to tell yourself to love it, but you certainly shouldn’t hate it, either.

If you take a look at any success story and grasp the one element of similarity between them, you’ll notice that virtually every self-made, successful person has this one super-important object of success in their mind- a burning desire to succeed. What counts is your mindset. Age, location, ethnic origin, gender, or any other perceived disadvantage have no part in your attitude to become what you desire.  As a matter of fact, there are so many real life “underdog” stories out there.  There are people who have been under-educated, considered too old, too fat, too ugly, discriminated against, abused, had little or no support, and left for dead that have found riches, fame and tremendous success.  But most importantly, they found a deep inner joy that no one could steal from them.

To start you journey today, consider this:  conduct a research project and find someone who has had similar struggles as you, has them in a big way, and  make them your new role model.  Find out everything you can about them, put their picture on your bathroom mirror, print a quote of theirs that inspires you and put it on the frig, read their biography or blog, flood your mind with where they’ve and where they are now and what you perceive it took to get there.  Lastly, fill yourself with faith that if they can do it, so can you!
shan
Shan White, a certified life coach, helps women heals themselves from the trauma of divorce by putting their lives back together piece by piece.

Sign up for a complimentary “Divorce Recovery Strategy Session” at:

Email:  shancoaches@comcast.net

Office:  719-388-8758

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How To Stop Change From Occurring in Your World

Mar 24, 2016

Shane White

Someone recently told me they are sick of the self-help gurus that perpetuate the need to grow, change, and constantly evolve into a higher version of themselves. Why do THEY always have to be the one to do the changing and adapting? Why can’t their ex’s do some soul-searching and examine their own destructive patterns?

If this resonates with you, I have good news. To close the books on the pressure for personal growth, there are two basic attitudes to consider.

How you deal with your attitude regarding DEMAND and DESIRE will shift your trajectory dramatically.

A attitude of demandingness can be likened to that of a requirement. You require a certain standard of behavior of others. When you cultivate an attitude of demandingness towards others, you can stop the need for growth and change within yourself by requiring (demanding) others to be responsible for your personal happiness and well-being. In doing so, this removes your own empowerment and instead empowers others to be responsible for your personal growth and fulfillment. A great example is, “If you weren’t so mean to me, I would be a much happier person.” When you develop the art of blaming others, you empower them to bear the responsibility for your inner happiness and lack of change. Consequently, your reason for not trying and giving up has now been legitimized. By not taking control and responsibility of your feelings, and allowing outside forces to control how you feel will give you a free pass to behave less than stellar.
In contrast, an attitude of desire can be likened to that of a request. You request a certain standard of behavior of yourself. When you cultivate an attitude of request towards yourself, you can stop the need for growth and change within yourself by merely desiring things be different. The way you present this to the world is, “I hope things will get better,” or “I wish things would be different.” This way you come off with all the good intentions without really having to do anything about it. And, the bonus is, that you get lots of sympathy and attention. The people around you say things like, “Oh that poor gal, she has such a good heart and has a desire for everything to be alright.” You get to portray yourself as the helpless victim and all the enablers will come out of the woodwork to do things for you.

I will warn you, some of the radicals will reverse the order and cultivate an attitude of demandingness and require more of themselves and who they are at a core level. On this flip side, they will cultivate an attitude of desire when it comes to the behavior of others. They desire or wish their ex or others would behave better, but they take on the mindset that they can’t control others; only themselves. They make a conscious choice to be happy and don’t allow the crazy behavior of others, whom they can’t control, to control their own behavior.
So stay away from these folks if you don’t want to grow, change and evolve into the best version of yourself. Or do you?
shan

Shan specializes in helping women thrive after divorce, as opposed to merely surviving.
She is a certified life coach from the official Tony Robbins School: Robbins-Madanes Coaching Training.
Sign up for a complimentary “Divorce Recovery Strategy Session” at:

Email: shancoaches@comcast.net
Office: 719-388-8758
Website: WomensPeakPerformanceCoaching.com

(Header photo credit humanities.drury.edu)

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5 Things To Do Before You Pay A Mechanic

Apr 9, 2015

By Connie Alsobrook

1. Go to an auto parts store if your engine light is on. They will  diagnostic your car free of charge, this can give you an idea or what is going on with your vehicle.

2. Call at least 3 mechanics to get a estimate and parts needed over the phone.

3. Check to see if your car has a recall. Go to Safecar.gov  and key in your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), it will let you know if your vehicle has a recall and how to proceed.

4. a. Go on the web and look for the part(s) that is needed, online parts are usually less expensive then going into the auto part store.  If the  auto part store has a website order from the website, shipping is almost always free.
b. Ask your mechanic if they have an account with an auto part store, this is very important. If you purchase a defective part, they will not refund labor cost if you purchase it, send the link to your mechanic and ask them to place the order. Auto part stores will  only refund labor cost for commercial account purchases.

5. Go to YouTube. There are many things you can fix yourself, and numerous of videos are available to guide you. So if you are up for the challenge, go ahead DIY!

Additional Tips
Ask questions????????????
Watch your mechanic
Mark your old part
Ask for your old part back (tell them before they begin)
Take before and after photos of  installation
Have your mechanic to ride with you after repairs are done
Get some Roadside Assistance coverage!
Invest in a good tool kit.

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Spirituality In Sports

Apr 4, 2015

As humans, we can experience a multitude of emotions that we can contribute to many things and activities that we allow ourselves to become completely absorbed in. These activities require us to challenge ourselves to make powerful mental efforts that can stimulate our creativeness such as learning a new language, learn to play a musical instrument, painting or anything that can leave us with a feeling of peace and rediscovery of ourselves. These feelings make us feel more alive and renew our sensation of spirituality and enables us to step outside of our normal state which is where our worries, desires and any other kind of distractions run through our minds. We feel more alive and energized and connected to a greater cause. It gives us that feeling of truly living.

Despite the common activities that people describe to make them feel more alive and connected to something greater than themselves, such as hiking, art, expanding the mind, creative activities and of course music. There is also one more activity that many have said they feel a spiritual connection to and that is; engaging in competitive athletic activities, more commonly known as, sports. That feeling of “in the zone” is often used by athletes who accredit their exceptional performances to a power greater themselves. Being “ in the zone” is what athletes describe as ascending to a higher level of abilities when they tune out the existing world around them and focus on their immediate tasks at hand. Whether it be shooting a basket, scoring a goal or a touchdown, being the best defender on the field. Whatever it is they focus on, they only focus on that and it gives them that ability to go above and beyond.

Having that strong spiritual connection is healthy and required to increase the longevity, as well as quality of your life. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to find “your zone,” you just need to expend your horizon and find an activity that you could do for 30 minutes a day that will get your blood flowing and that you enjoy doing. Not only will you feel that connection, but will also give you clarity of mind and recharge your purpose in life enabling you to think positive uplifting thoughts and fight of negativity that surrounds us daily.

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2 Ways Food Can Affect Your Beauty

Dec 22, 2014 0

Making the connection between your diet and how you look will help you to cultivate true beauty. Beauty is, after all represented by health and vitality. Since longevity is supported by a good diet, our outward appearance depends on the foods we eat.

1. The Beauty Diet
Consuming organic foods, micro green supplements, nutrient dense foods such as chia seeds and integrating super-foods like royal jelly and manuka honey into your daily routine will strengthen your skin, hair and nails. Oil supplements from cold-pressed vegetable oils are vital to keeping you supple and moisturized.

2.Detox Your Body!
Set aside a day once a week for a raw cleanse or juice fast will let your digestive system rest. The result will be brighter eyes and smooth, revitalized skin! Some detoxifying foods that you can use are lemon, garlic, horseradish, ginger and habanero peppers.


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Foods To Eat During Cold and Flu Season

Sep 25, 2014 0

By Connie Alsobrook

Here are a few foods to keep you healthy during cold and flu season.

Vitamin C, this is found in citrus foods and is very refreshing. Oranges,
grapefruit, lemons, and limes.

Garlic, To get the best benefits from garlic, crush the cloves with
the flat side of a knife. Some say wait about 3 minutes
before eating or adding to your food. To get rid of some of the smell
of garlic, squeeze half a lemon in a glass of water and drink after
eating garlic.

Zinc is in chicken and other meats. This is the main reason
grandmother use to make a pot of chicken noodle soup for that flu or
common cold.

Yogurt contains probiotics, organisms such as bacteria or yeast
that are believed to improve health. Research suggests low levels
of vitamin D can be linked to a seasonal increase in colds and flu
plus a higher incidence of respiratory infections.

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