Thursday, March 06, 2014
If you tell yourself that you feel wonderful about waking up in the morning, but you really feel like crap, then every time you say, "I feel wonderful in the morning" a part of you says, "You're a liar."
Affirmations have to ring with some truth.
Better to say,
"I love the taste of freshly brewed coffee in the morning"
if that's a pleasurable thing for you.
Don't say, "I love the elliptical stepper" if you hate it.
Better to say, "I love the accomplished feeling I have when I leave the gym after a workout."
Naming things you are grateful for is also helpful since you are telling the truth.
Affirmations can reprogram your thinking, but not if they're lies.
Catch yourself if you have negative thoughts, but replace them with believable positive thoughts.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
ideal situation for happiness.
You can always be thankful for exactly what you have.
You don't have to buy new curtains, just wash and iron the old ones.
Give what you already have some new life
by caring for it and appreciating it.
Don't wait till you have new furniture to entertain.
Dim the lights, light some candles, and enjoy throwing a party with the furniture you have.
Don't wait till you fit into a certain size.
Dress up and rock the body you have.
Work what you've got!
Monday, March 03, 2014
from the UK took the time to write a lengthy email thanking me for blogging.
I am so grateful for that email. I was down on myself a bit today wondering if I was doing anyone any good with my current writing.
I'm not yay-rah going to the gym,
or sticking to a diet,
or counting carbs, calories, and fats,
nor am I running, lifting, or planking.
What could I possibly be doing that could help someone get out of their comfort zone and into the enjoying-life zone?
My UK reader thanked me for sharing my "out of the box" ways of getting well. She acknowledged that I had come so far from my waddling and wheelchair days.
I guess I don't always have to be struggling and striving like a marathon runner to inspire people. If walking and standing are triumphs for me they can be triumphs for others.
Fact is, I am struggling and striving to get this book done. I guess I'm a striver even if I'm not breaking an actual sweat.
Hang in there. Anyone who can stand in the shower after using a shower chair for years,
anyone who can walk after being stuck in a wheelchair,
anyone who can go out in the world feeling like they have a right to be alive, to have fun, to be seen,
I am here to tell you it feels great.
You can get there too, if you want to.
Don't feel stuck.
It can change to something you feel good about if you point yourself in that direction and move one inch at a time.
Sunday, March 02, 2014
sitting with my mother and great nephew.
I told my friend that I was going to put this on my blog and say something like, I'm fat but I'm pretty.
They said don't say the fat part. Just say 'beautiful'.
That was very encouraging.
Blurry and beautiful.
That wasn't easy to say.
Saturday, March 01, 2014
to see Montclair State University's production of 42nd Street at Kasser Theater.
From the sets and costumes to the choreography and music this was a stellar production. I can't believe we only paid $15 for these tickets. It was a Broadway quality production. I am so proud of our students.
We began the evening with a lovely dinner at a nearby Greek restaurant. I'm nibbling the leftovers now as I blog. The marinated steak salad was superb!
Dinner and a show, that's the way to spend a Saturday night, right?
I cried a few times as I watched the musical from excellent orchestra seats. The music gave me chills. The tap dancing made me smile from my toes to my crown. The singing blew the roof off the joint!
As the tears and chills punctuated my happiness I thought to myself that it was wonderful to live such a succulent life. I am so very grateful to live a life filled with love, good company, art, music, higher learning, personal development, and rich experiences.
What a difference from 2007 when my life was full of illness, discomfort, and struggle.
Friday, February 28, 2014
One of my new interests is the activation of my auric field into 5D. Sound weird? It is. I love weird. No great thing was every accomplished by being normal.
Through meditation and use of tools (crystals, minerals, sacred geometric shapes, essential oils) we can reprogram ourselves to embrace the qualities of a newly aligned, peaceful earth.
According to activist Ilona Hress, 5D is characterized by 6 essentials: