Stop weighing yourself. Shift your focus from weight & body fat to healthy behaviors and fitness.
Live now, not in the past or future. Live your life as if you were at your desired weight—including wearing beautiful, comfortable clothing in your present size.
Eat well & mindfully. Enjoy your food. Let nothing be off-limits—there are no forbidden foods.
Listen to your body and give yourself and your body what you need to thrive: balanced nutrition, adequate sleep, regular exercise.
Love & accept yourself as you are, & others as they are. Refuse to engage in fat prejudice toward yourself or others.
Feed your soul with meaningful and enjoyable recreation, relationships, work, & spirituality. Clear out toxic environments/relationships/
Connect mind & body. Increase body awareness through yoga, walking meditation, tai chi, qi gong, massage, & bodywork, movement therapy (such as Feldenkrais). Focus on what your body can do and how good it can feel.
Decrease self-criticism & body judgment, increase positive, supportive self-talk. Talk to yourself & your body the way you would a cherished friend or loved one.
Address any emotional eating or body image issues independent of weight change. Attitudes & opinions are easier (& healthier) to change than body size.
Invest time & money in yourself rather than the diet industry.
Great article by The Success Corporation found on Facebook.
Love the quote at the beginning, and grew up loving this song. Just a reminder for us all to Shine Your Light!
I received this PowerPoint Slide show in an email and it was beautiful to me this morning. Adding it to the toolbox. Click on the link below. Enjoy!
Setting your goals and manifesting your best this year!
The New Year is a time for new beginnings. To wipe the slate clean and start again new. Just as everyday you wake up it’s a do over as a friend use to say to me. What if you had a creative way to add to your life’s tool box a tool that would create a space in which you would visually be able to see what is your hearts desire and best intentions for yourself this year.
Since I am a creative type if you will, how about creating a visual board. A friend of mine taught me how to make my first vision board that has been and still is a very powerful tool in manifesting what I want for myself. This year I have had the opportunity to put a group together to create our visions for the year, it has been truly inspirational. There is a ton of information on the internet from life coaches and many others on how to make a vision board. One of my favorites is an ebook from Christine Kane it is a free ebook and she is very inspirational. Many others on the science behind developing your vision.
I encourage you to take the time this week and get clear about what your intentions for yourself are this year, and think about creating something visual to manifest those intentions. Have an awesome day, and think about “What is in your life’s tool box?”
Written by Christine Kane
Gratitude is more than being thankful one day a year. Gratitude is a practice. For some, it’s a way of life.
Why do some people swear by the practice of gratitude? Why do these people have joy-filled and abundant lives?
In other words, why does gratitude make you happy and wealthy?
• Because gratitude is about presence.
It’s about waking up in this moment and being here – really being here – and noticing what’s around you. Most people are so busy thinking about the next thing, or about their horrid past, that they don’t wake up and look around at their present moment – the only moment there is.
• Because gratitude is about honoring YOUR precious life.
Do you ever compare your life with someone else’s? Do you ever wish your life were better and more like [insert famous person’s name here]? Sometimes we can lose ourselves in wondering how we “measure up” to some standard set by our families or by the media. Comparison is the mind killer. The antidote is gratitude.
Gratitude requires that you validate your own life. (And you really don’t have any other life, do you?) It forces you say YES to the gift that is you. The choices you’ve made and the changes you’ve gone through— they have brought you here. Even if here is a place that needs a little adjustment, that’s okay. There are always gifts in any present moment.
• Because gratitude is about attracting.
It’s difficult to attract abundance and joy if you are constantly saying “no” to what IS. You say “no” each time you focus on the future or past, or when you criticize something that is in your present moment.
Attraction is about saying Yes. When you say Yes, you shift.
Gratitude says, “Yes, I love this!” And then more of this is attracted, because the this is what you’re focusing on.
• Because gratitude is about choice.
How you translate any situation is the situation. What you choose to see is the truth (for you).
This isn’t proposing that you live in denial or phoniness. It’s reminding you that your translation of any life situation is your choice. We’ve all heard stories of people who have ignored others’ translations of their talent, their projects, their art, their looks, their lives. These people chose their own translations and succeeded. You always have a choice when it comes to how you look at things. Choose to choose gratitude.
• Because gratitude is about wisdom.
I think people believe they’re being smart if they criticize, complain, and focus on the problems of the world around them.
But not wise.
It is wise to look for and find the knowing place in your heart. It is wise to choose joy. It is wise to honor your riches. It is wise to focus on and grow the blessings of your life.
• Because gratitude is about recognition.
Use your power of focus to hone in on beauty and on what makes your heart sing. Recognize the spirit in your life. It’s all around you waiting to be noticed. In the words of Franz Kafka, “It will roll in ecstasy at your feet.”
• Because gratitude is about receptivity.
Gratitude makes you receptive. It makes you a vessel, waiting to be filled.
I carry a tiny notebook with me everywhere I go. In it, I write down song ideas. I write down quotes I hear. I write down ideas for stage stories. As I do that, I become more receptive, and more ideas and songs come to me. It’s a tool that says to my subconscious, “Send more my way!” And the subconscious always responds.
Gratitude is the same way. It says, “I am receptive! Send more!” And more arrives.
• Because gratitude is about creativity.
Creativity is really all about attention. (So is genius.)
When I write a song, I build a relationship with that song. I spend time with it. I get to know it. I pay attention to it. Artists do the same thing with drawings. They spend time in rapt attention, and the drawing is born.
Gratitude is how we Uplevel. It is a creative act to notice and pay attention to the moments of your life. Some days it’s an enormous act of creativity to find things for which to be thankful.
Christine Kane is the Mentor to Women Who are Changing the World. She helps women uplevel their lives, their businesses and their success. Her weekly LiveCreative eZine goes out to over 20,000 subscribers. If you are ready to take your life and your world to the next level, you can sign up for a F.R.E.E. subscription at http://christinekane.com.
This goes out to my military families and for those who are in the storm.
A tool and visual I use is the story of and I may not have it all right but it is the time that Jesus was a sleep on the boat and all around everything was stormy and everyone was panicking and he still slept. The fear of the unknown, the storm that surrounds us today, and Jesus still sleeps. When everything is storming all around me I remember Jesus in the boat. His calm, peaceful knowing that his is in God’s boat and by faith he holds us close and protects us from the storm. May this visual provide peace and knowing. I received this message from a dear friend when she could see how I was overcome by the storm around me. And she reminded me of this story. Peace and love to all of my military families.