Weight Loss: Shifting to a More Holistic View

was talking with a lady today who shared how she was shifting to a more holistic view to create a simpler and more rewarding life. One of her challenges had been losing weight and feeling overwhelmed with all of the work around the house.  Previously, when she felt she had too much to do, she simply gave up and snacked in front of the TV. Does this sound familiar?

Winning in 2009: Keys to a Winning Mindset

We all like the experience of playing on a winning team.  If we want to create change, a key component is knowing the keys for playing a winning game.  The first key is to know the difference between a win-win, and a win-lose mindset.  A win-win strategy is very different from a win-lose strategy of winner take all. Win-win games are based on positive emotions, such as love, happiness, and joy. A win-lose game is based on negative emotions, such as fear and anger. Negative emotions signal danger and constrict our attention to obstacles that need to removed. 

Creating Change

Change is life.  Nothing remains static, not for a moment. Many changes that we experience are beyond our control, such as changes in the weather or national tragedies.  Other changes are within our control.  These are changes as losing weight, exercising, managing stress, or improving our relationships.  As we spokein the last post, big changes are taking place in our lifestyles around money. The economic challenge presents a crisis.  We can face it with fear or use it as an opportunity for change, by stepping off the hedonic treadmill to build a more consciously caring community.

Breakthroughs to Success

Have you ever had a downturn when you had little positive feedback and you had to revise your direction? Then fast forward,-- Surprise, surprise, A breakthrough!  You discovered a new floor and a new level of success.

Creating A Fresh Start: Getting Inspired

This is an exciting time to be alive.  As doors close with the challenges of our economy, new ideas and structures are taking root and quickly flourishing in the spaces left vacant. The planet is changing at warp speed. A New American Dream is beginning to unfold, -- one that is based on connection, joy, and gratitude. In a time of chaos, being clear about what is important to you and knowing who you are is critical for successful change. At the core of change is your ability to honor your inner voice and use it as a guide for life. It will boost your confidence and give you the direction that you need.

Nourish Change and Create a Spectacular Life

Would you like to nourish the seeds of change to create a spectacular life? Once you have a dream you will need to nourish it for it to grow.  Start looking for the seeds of your dream in what you already have. These are the seeds of change. Then look for a simple and powerful form of nourishment to help them grow.  For me, the most powerful form of nourishment are validations. Validations are an expression of gratitude in the form of appreciation. When you are grateful and express your appreciation, you are validating the life force that is needed for growth.

Finding Direction in Changing Times: Getting Aligned

One way to find your direction in challenging ties is to get aligned with a powerful declaration. A Declaration  is a formal statement that focuses our energy.  It is a way to align our higher intentions, vision, mission, goals, and plans.  The most famous of all declarations is the Declaration of Independence.

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