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Saturday, January 7, 2017

What raises our health meter?

Studies have shown that the healthiest people don't always have the healthiest of habits. The one habit they all have in common though, is a healthy mindset.

A healthy mindset translates to our cells. Our cells respond to happiness, regardless of the lack of other healthy habits. The question is how to keep a healthy mindset.

Happy people stay in the moment, enjoy problem solving, are curious, nonjudgmental of others and themselves, have positive expectations, and appreciate the gift of life.

In my opinion, that last one is the best one. If nothing else, practice appreciation of life. We can be grateful for something in every moment. If you don't feel happy, quickly look at the moment and what is around you to be grateful for. We can even be grateful going to the bathroom ;) I mean, who can't appreciate the ability to go to the bathroom? :) Some people can't go to the bathroom. You get my point?

On the flip side, those with the healthiest of habits are not necessarily the healthiest if they have a miserable mindset. By no means discount healthy habits. They're our insurance plan when life takes a tumble, but the more we practice gratitude, the better our mindset will become, and the healthier our bodies will be. Bonus: gratitude attracts more to be grateful for!!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Quotes of the day... 1/6/17

Good morning,
Stories are living and dynamic.
Stories exist to be exchanged.
They are the currency
of human growth.”
     ~ Jean Houston

Instructions for living a life.
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.”
     ~ Mary Oliver 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Into the night...

Quotes of the day... 1/5/17

Good morning,
    Navigating 2017!
I firmly believe that all human beings
have access to extraordinary energies and powers.
Judging from accounts of mystical experience,
heightened creativity, or exceptional performance
by athletes and artists, we harbor
a greater life than we know.”
~ Jean Houston

"You've had a whole lot of experience,
but everything is also radically new at each moment,
and you have to bring a kind of childlike,
second-level innocence to bear upon all situations,
to make use of and learn from them.”
~adapted, Jean Houston

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Quotes of the day... 1/4/17

Good morning,
    Navigating 2017!
Don't waste too much time
worrying about getting it
right or wrong. Instead,
soften your heart and love
this moment of being alive,
filled with gratitude for the love
shared with all the people
and animals you meet.
For in this lies the grace
of the human race.

~ Stephen Russell

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

♪ Life is but a dream... ♪

     I believe this is all an illusion, a gift for us to experience ourselves, a gift of companionship, and an illusion is adaptable. 
     When we see, read, or hear something that is not desirable, I believe it is our inner voice warning us that we are believing an illusion that we do not want. 
     Heed the warning and believe that it will change or go away. We create our individual worlds, and they are subject to our beliefs.

Quotes of the day... 1/3/17

Navigating 2017!

It's a wonderful idea to spend quiet time
as the new year begins, 
listening to your inner voice.
Ask yourself what you would like to change.
And because we are one, include,
“For the benefit of all.”
     ~adapted, Doreen Virtue

Sincerely consider that our worlds
are created by our dominant feelings,
unconsciously before we become 
aware of it. But now, aware,
we can maintain or change our worlds
by monitoring our dominant emotions;
joyful expectations = joyful experiences,
negative expectations = negative experiences.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Navigating 2017

"I often wonder 
if you wrote your memoir today, 
if your life story would be lived 
on the edge of possibility, 
if you held wonder in one hand 
and courage in the other and truly believed that anything was possible."
~ Jean Houston ~

Quotes of the day... 1/2/17

Hello 2017!

The more you praise and celebrate in your life, 
the more there is in life to celebrate. 
     ~ Oprah Winfrey

“And now we welcome the new year, 
full of things that have never been.”
     ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!

If I could wish for you anything 
in the new year to come, 
is that you follow your feelings,
your goosebumps,
the sensation that lives just outside
of your skin and deep in your soul.
That's your yes,
and your yes matters.
Let it lead you in all that you do.
     ~ I am her tribe