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What’s Your Goal Look Like?

Playing games can be a fun and effective method for helping you reach your goals.

Today, let’s have some fun.

Pictures only, no words…

Have fun and be creative!

Here’s mine:


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I LOVE Money…

For many of us, having more money is one of our goals.  Perhaps we want to earn more money, increase our financial freedom, create a source of passive income, or become a multimillionaire.  But, despite our best efforts we struggle to achieve our dreams of wealth and security.

Why?

As we go through life we develop beliefs and attitudes about money that run counter to our intentions to attract more:

  • Rich people are “bad”.
  • Money isn’t spiritual.
  • Money is the root of all evil.
  • Money changes people.
  • Money doesn’t bring happiness.
  • etc…

We have a love/hate relationship with money.  We love it because it makes us feel happy, helps us care for our families, and pays our bills, but it also brings us stress and feelings of lack, envy, and greed.

However, in order to attract the money we want to improve our lives (and the lives of those around us) we MUST learn to love and respect money.  Take a few moments to consider how much kindness and respect you give your money.  For example:

  1. Do you have money wadded up in the bottom of your purse/briefcase, or is your money neatly sorted in your wallet?
  2. Do you “blame” money for your problems?  “No matter what I do I never have enough money!”
  3. Do you carelessly waste money on things you do not need or do you enjoy saving up for that special item?
  4. Do you have a financial plan or do you stash your money here, there, and everywhere?

For years, I treated my money with total disrespect.  I kept extra cash lying around the house or stashed in a desk drawer, I tossed spare change on the seat of my car, I bought what ever I wanted whenever I wanted it, and I made no attempts to wisely invest a portion of my income.

It wasn’t until I started “taking care” of my money that my finances started to shift.  Now, I keep spare cash locked in a safe, I neatly tuck my spare change into a change pouch, I follow (mostly) a budget, and I set up an auto debit from my checking account to fund my IRA.  I take time each day to show my money love, respect, and gratitude.  It has taken time, patience, and dedication but I am seeing an increase in my finances as well as in opportunities and creative ideas to help me make more.

If reaching your financial goals is a bit of a challenge for you, take some time to consider if you are treating your money the way you want money to treat you.  Ask yourself,

“If I treated my friends/family the way I treat my money, how many fulfilling relationships would I have?”

If the answer is not many, then try this exercise to help you regain a positive, loving relationship with your finances:

Every day for the next month, write down at least 10 reasons you LOVE money.  Consider things like: money makes me happy, money helps me care for my family, money bought me a new car, money supports me in all ways, giving money to help others brings me joy, money is a physical representation of positive energies, etc…

This can be a powerful method to begin to rebuild a strong, healthy relationship with your finances.

Have fun!!!

 

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How to Stay Healthy this Cold and Flu Season

Welcome to cold and flu season!  This year is shaping up to be a doozy!  

So what can you do to protect yourself and your family from getting sick?

Here are a few tips to keep you healthy this season:

  1. Wash your hands – Everything we touch is likely to have germs on it from the pen at the grocery store, to the treadmill at the gym, to your office keyboard.  Prevent spreading these germs from place to place by washing your hands frequently and effectively.  Wash your hands with hot water and soap (it does not need to be antibacterial) for at least 20 seconds to ensure your have removed all germs from your skin.  And while we are talking about your hands, keep them away from your nose, mouth, and eyes as this is the primary way germs enter the body. 
  2. Take a probiotic – While probiotics are often thought of as being solely for the digestive system a good probiotic can stimulate the immune system as well.  Puretrim’s SyngeryDefense or Global Healing Center’s Latero-Flora both contain probiotics to support the immune system.
  3. Go for a run – or engage in some other form of aerobic exercise.  The increased blood flow sends disease fighting cells through the body at a faster rate allowing the cells to “find and destroy” illness causing germs sooner.  An increase in breathing rate can help flush germs from the lungs preventing respiratory illnesses.  Finally, the temporary increase in body temperature can prevent the overgrowth of bacteria in the body.  Aim for 20-30 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic exercise 3-4 days per week.
  4. Eat your fruits and veggies – Phytonutrients found in fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes have  been shown to increase activity of T-cells which fight off disease as well as help protect lymphocytes from damage keeping the immune system working at optimum levels.  Adding citrus fruits, oregano, berries, dark leafy greens, tea (black or green), apples and walnuts to a healthy diet plan will provide the phytonutrients necessary to support your immune system.
  5. Stay away from sick people – Encourage friends, coworkers and family to stay home while they are sick, especially if they have a fever, to prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses that cause colds and the flu.  If you do come in contact with someone who is ill advise them to cough or sneeze into a tissue to prevent germs from congregating on their hands.  
  6. Don’t recycle – Reduce, recycle, reuse is great for laundry bottles and ketchup jars but not for tissues.  Use a tissue once then throw it way.  Don’t keep it in your pocket or sleeve to use again later.  This will keep germs from spreading from your pocket, to your hands, to the door handle at the bank.
  7. Get your beauty sleep – Sleep deprivation decreases the levels of T-cells in the blood while increasing inflammation causing cytokines both of which have a negative effect on the immune system.  While everyone’s need for sleep is slightly different try to get 6-8 hours of sleep each night.
  8. Try adding colloidal silver to your supplement plan – For centuries silver has been used to fight infections due to bacteria, viruses and fungi.  It was used as an antibiotic prior to the introduction of prescription antibiotics as well as an antiseptic for wounds.  Silver interrupts the life cycle of pathogens thereby preventing them from reproducing and causing illness.  Colloidal silver is available in various strengths and dosage instructions should be followed to prevent a side effects including argyria which results in the skin or eyes turning blue or grey.  It can also impact the effectiveness of prescription medications such as thyroid medications and prescription antibiotics.  For more information on colloidal silver visit Global Healing Center’s blog page.

Through proper diet, exercise and rest as well as washing your hands and paying attention to what you touch you can keep your immune system strong and stay healthy and happy this cold and flu season.


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A Tip for Achieving Success

Want a quick tip on how to achieve the success you desire?

Stop letting your fear and your ego control you.   

Take action and do not worry about the consequences!  

Your ego will overwhelm you with all of the disasters that can happen as you progress toward your goal and fear can prevent you from moving forward.  Don’t let your ego block your success.

Sound scary?  Of course it does.  If it didn’t you would have already taken action and be well on your way or even achieved your goal.  Remember, nothing worth having ever came without some risk.

Do you need some help getting your ego under control?  If so, take the time to email me at achievewellness@ymail.com to arrange a 1-on-1 session.


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Advice from Socrates

This is a great story attributed to Socrates with a message that is more important today than ever:

One day, a man rushed up to Socrates, saying, “I have some news to tell you!”

Socrates put up his hand to stop the excited man.

“First let me ask you three questions,” Socrates said.

“Okay,” said the man

Socrates asked, “Is the news you are about to tell me something you personally know to be true?”

“Well, no,” replied the man.  “I heard it from a good source though.”

“Let’s go to the second question,” Socrates said.  “Is the news you want to tell me about someone you know personally?”

“Well, no,” the man said.  “But I think you know the person.”

“I see,” said Socrates.  “Then let me ask you my final question.  Is this news positive or negative?”

“Well, it’s negative,” replied the man.

“Let me see,” said the wise Socrates.  “You want to tell me some news that you don’t personally know to be true, about someone you don’t know, and the news is negative.”

“Well, it sounds bad when you put it like that,” said the man.

“I think I’ll pass,” Socrates replied.

Be honest.  How many times have we done this very thing?  Enthusiastically shared information or news about someone when we don’t know the facts, circumstances or possibly even the person we are talking about.  Even worse how often do we then make judgments about those individuals based on what we think we know?

The next time you are tempted listen to someone gossip, judge or criticize another person take a moment to think back on the sage Socrates and say, “I think I’ll pass.”