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Release Toxic Energy Before 2017

Now is the time to let go of the toxic energies you’ve been dragging around. We all do it. We pack them up, carry them like honored treasures. Even I have done this for far too long. I started unfollowing people on Facebook this year, and it felt good. I just let them go. I didn’t unfriend them, I didn’t hate them, I just released them to open up space for the joyful people that I care the most to be with. Those toxins build up, take up space and will never help you get to where you want to be in life. Some people are givers, and some are takers. Takers don’t feel badly if they’ve taken advantage of your friendship. Takers don’t feel badly if you are easily replaced in their life. Takers spend their lives sucking energy from others in the pursuit of feeling important. Givers spend their lives dragging the left over toxins from the relationship around, doing the hard work, and giving away their energy in order to help others feel worthy. But it’s time to stop this cycle and start allowing all of the purpose and joy into your heart … where it was meant to go in the first place.

Releasing Toxic Energy

The truth is, they want to feel that way because of some hurt in their being that you CANNOT fix. So … let it go. Think about it…

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King, Jr.

True creativity quite simply starts with balancing your emotions and activating the power of the heart. Through practicing emotional management from the heart, you tap into the highest form of creativity possible–recreating your perceptions of reality. Doc Childre

A complainer is like a Death Eater because there’s a suction of negative energy. You can catch a great attitude from great people. Barbara Corcoran

The heart is our center. It’s the brain that controls everything. It’s the one item that ties the body to the soul. Everything else is a machine. Only in truth if you release this from your heart can you ever achieve real happiness and success. Take a minute, take on my challenge, and release toxic energy before you start this new year.

Trying Not To Put The Cart (or Aminos) Before The Horse I Healthy Lifestyle Love

Trying Not To Put The Cart (or Aminos) Before The Horse

Today I feel great. Today. I know that it could be up to week four before I have a crash. So I celebrate today that I’m feeling amazing and hope it continues. So many of us have been struck down by this issue of adrenal fatigue. Even Diane from Balanced Bites has had to go through this, so you know you are in good company. And I love what she has said what she learned from her exhaustion was that people that are lean machines are not always those that are healthy. That eating healthy fat will NOT make you fat. That you have to work out smarter and not longer and harder to reach your fitness performance goals. You must sleep to be able to feel good and re-set the body and reduce the cortisol-adrenal damage.

So I am looking at healing deeper again. I’m thankful that I started taking the B-Complex last year, because that led me to see my own methylation issues with folic acid and I would not have known or guessed otherwise. So now I am very careful about my B vitamins, and I know that B vitamins need to be increased in the system slowly… it can be hard for many to tolerate. And for half of us they MUST be methylated versions! I also realized that as a vegan eater most of the time, or even as a vegetarian I was missing amino acids. Free-form amino acids are a must for those of us that do not eat meat.  Those with adrenal fatigue should be following the paleo vegan/vegetarian diet because they often cannot digest meat or proteins into amino acids very well anyway. The adrenals THRIVE on amino acids. They say that like Vitamin C, amino acids are best taken as part of drink and sipped through the day. That’s what I’ve been doing with my aminos in water every day and using buffered vitamin C as well.

Healthy fats, healthy fats, healthy fats!! I can’t say that enough.

EFAs (omega 3 fatty acids) to manage inflammation and quiet the loop that feeds into higher cortisol production

Healthy nutrition. I cannot get enough fruits and veggies on my own, and so I supplement with whole foods capsules.

Loving where I am today! Because when we love ourselves, we are happier and healthier.

Why Resolutions are just so hard to keep

Why Resolutions Are Just So Hard to Keep You Ask?? 

Coach Barbara Christensen I Paleo Vegeo I Doterra Living Winter ResolutionsWell just about all of them. Why? Well we’ve been taught to believe that it will only take us 21 days to make those new routines a habit. But it takes about three times that. According to research it takes 66 days to get into a habit of a new routine without having to think about it. That’s well into March.

Every January we see this influx of folks signing up and heading to the gym. As a certified personal training it’s a boom… for about a month. People in our society want fast results. We want dinner in a hurry. We want to lose 10 pounds tomorrow. We want to look ten years younger overnight. We want to be rich yesterday.

When we find out that health and wealth actually take a little work, we get frustrated and walk away. In fact 88% of you “new year’s resolution” folks are going to walk away by February. And that’s out of the 45% that made a resolution in the first place.

So how can you reach your goals and keep your resolution? 

I think that last year I read an article that actually covered this and I truly believe it from my practice as a life coach. So here are those tips.

1. Keep Your Energy Up: When you are feeling low energy you will make excuses. You really are just tired often times when you say you don’t have the time. Make sure you are getting enough sleep, good nutrition and exercise to keep aligned to those items you want in life.

2. Make the Right Goal: Don’t say you want to lose 10 pounds if it’s not a good fit resolution for you. If you don’t hit that goal you’ll be depressed and walk away. Say “I’m going to lose 2% of my body weight this month” or “I am going to drop a dress size this year”… make it something you can strive to attain. And align your goals to your priorities and your purpose. It’s like the network marketing business. Those that get into it to “get rich” are either scummy and prey on people’s desperation, or walk away when they have no passion for the product. Go for the things you love, you cherish and will enhance your life experience. Go for the things that make your family better, and give you joy.

3. Be S.M.A.R.T: You’ve heard me no doubt talk about setting specific goals if you’ve known me long enough. Goals need to be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely. I’ve been connected with what Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital has been up to because of the essential oils and so here is a boring great video that you can watch to cover SMART goal setting.

I love how one programmer used the concept of Agile Programming with SMART goal planning he said:

  • S for specific: during each sprint planning, the team agrees on a specific set of tasks to achieve, and commits to doing them. The tasks (and the user stories), answer the questions of what do I want to accomplish, purposes/benefits of accomplishing the goal, who is involved, where it takes place, and constraints.
  • M for measurable: the list of these tasks, plus the movement of the tickets throughout the sprint, from development to code review to QA to release (or whatever your flow is), answers the questions of how much work and when will it be accomplished.
  • A for attainable: functioning Agile groups don’t typically commit to something in the planning stage unless it is clearly attainable — all the pieces are there to know how to accomplish it
  • R for relevant: questions like is it worthwhile, is it the right time, does it match our other efforts — stories and tasks don’t get pulled into a sprint, and committed to, unless the answer is yes to all these questions (typically…YMMV)
  • T for time-bound: a sprint is necessarily time-bound, be it 2 weeks, 3 weeks, more, or less.
  • 4. Make A Plan: If you take this to your own resolutions what you can see is that you need to break it into chunks that are able to get done in 2 – 3 weeks. Make this plan, but be prepared to fail. That’s part of Agile. You learn from it. Daily check in with what you’ve done, what was successful and what you are going to do next as you go through these action steps. My husband has pushed me into Agile over years of me trying to get away from it… but really it’s a big part of what I think helps you be successful. Chalene Johnson says you should reverse engineer your goals, and I believe in that. Reverse engineer what you are going for, and then use that as your agile guide.

    I believe if you look at this in the new light of longer term, smaller, realistic goals you will tip that 88% scale and we’ll start seeing a lot more people reaching those resolution (intention) goals instead of feeling frustrated and failing.