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They say that laughter is the best medicine. I couldn’t agree more.
Earlier this morning I was getting myself all worked up about something and was feeling overly stressed. The stress weakened my confidence and I started to hear the voice of that little gremlin that comes out every now and then. When my gremlin makes an appearance, that little rascal puts on a mighty powerful show. She likes to take hold of my ear and remind me of all the things that I worked so hard to reverse and/or let go of in my life.
Every now and then if I’m disconnected from my “self” she likes to whisper little untruths to me. And if I don’t put a stop to her nonsense right away, her whispers quickly can turn into a loud voice that almost has an echo effect. It’s as if I hear in multi-dimensional voices shouting all the things that tell me, ‘I’m not good enough’ or ‘It’s not good enough.’
But for some reason, when I heard her voice this time, I found it very funny. And the more I thought about it, I started to LAUGH. The next thing I knew, I was laughing out loud until tears were rolling down my face. You see, I was laughing at myself. How silly was I to even think these things and let them get the best of me. The thought of me listening to that gibberish and allowing myself to be full of fear, worry, and doubt created such an anxious state of mind that I really had to look at this from a different perspective. And when I did, I just started to LAUGH.
The more I laughed, the more I thought about the word LAUGH and what it stands for. I understand that laughing is an expression of amusement but this was so much more. What I was really curious about was, ‘What was the message behind my fit of laughter?’ And then in my mind’s eye I looked at the word LAUGH and there it was.
L = Look
A = At
U = Us
G = Getting
H = Happy
Think about it. As a society we are always on the go. We tell ourselves that we have to be better and do better – that our best is not enough. That’s simply untrue! As long as we know that we are giving our best and doing our best that should be plenty.
Look, I’m all about productivity and efficiency. Seriously, it’s what my career has been all about. But when I saw the humor in how we work ourselves up into this hyper state of over thinking everything to the point of almost pure insanity and detachment of our true self, I found that it was necessary to take a big step back and give this the attention it deserves. I had to ask myself, ‘What did I just learn about myself here?’
From this experience I came away with a few things…
Laughing kicks in all those wonderful endorphins that make us happy and can transform our mood immediately. After all, who doesn’t want to feel happy? Laughter allows for us to be forgiving of ourselves and yes, others. I also learned that I don’t have to take life so seriously. I can ease up and be gentle with myself. It’s super important to be your own best friend. We’re not always going to please everyone and that’s okay. Slow down and give yourself permission to breathe. We do our best work when we remain calm.
And most importantly, life is good, so love yourself in this life and always remember to LAUGH. It is the best medicine out there!
Woohoo – It’s Book Party Time!
You know how I’ve been telling you to be on the lookout for an invitation to a special Book Preview Party…a.k.a. a fun and informative discussion on how you can begin the process of opening yourself to a vibrant, healthy life?
Speaking of your physical, mental, and environmental health, all attendees at this fun and completely free Book Preview Party will receive a special bonus at the end which will address all three of these key areas. So,believe me when I say that you aren’t going to want to miss this!
The party is going to be on September 14, 2017, Thursday @ 7:00 PM ET ….. so jot that down right now. As soon as you register, you will receive a confirmation email with details on how to attend. It’s only going to take about an hour, but if you have questions at the end, I’m leaving plenty of room to stick around and answer them. For me, this is all about you! After all, you’ve earned it!
So honored to be one of the Wellness Innovations Panelists for Global Healthcare Resource. Read on and then watch the video to learn a wealth of information on wellness.
Employers spend millions on safety in the work place but investing in stress and preventative care is just as important, and saves just as much money! Watch this replay of our Weekly Wellness Innovations Panel and explore ways in which workplace wellness ambassadors are shifting toward a thorough understanding of employee health and what impact this has on the bottom line.
From one entrepreneur to another, does all the time you put into growing your business ever overwhelm you to the point where you feel stressed, burnt out, disorganized, and cluttered?
I was there not too long ago myself. In fact, my daughter was constantly chastising me for never getting up from my desk and giving myself a break. “Mom, unglue yourself for a while,” she’d say. “Give yourself time to replenish and reboot,” she’d say. But did I listen? No. Then I had a health crisis that I couldn’t ignore because it was speaking to me loud and clear.
Through that experience (and much by default!), I learned some difficult, yet extremely valuable lessons that have put me in a completely different spot today. For instance, I discovered that I needed to make my health and wellness a top priority or I would certainly lose them both. I also learned the value behind nourishing my body, keeping a positive attitude, and staying organized in my environment – no matter where I was in the business process – so I could be the best coach, speaker and mom that I could be!
If you’re interested in learning how you can implement these same types of strategies in your life, giving you some much-needed peace (and energy) as a busy entrepreneur, I’d love to jump on the phone for a few minutes and chat.
Why am I reaching out to my fellow business owners? Because I’m on a serious mission to help as many people as possible in my profession so they don’t find themselves in the same position I was…where their career is impacting their health.
Even if you’re hesitant, unsure whether this is the right path for you, well, heck, get with me anyway and let’s brainstorm all of your options! If a customized coaching program will help, great! Let’s set it up! If not, then let’s figure out what will help and get you started on it right away so you start to feel better physically, mentally, and emotionally!
If you’re ready to change your life (and your health), just email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll schedule a call.
And if I don’t hear from you, I understand and wish you a long and super-successful career! Just take care of yourself…before someone else has to take care of you!
WHY YOU NEED THIS BOOK!
I want to tell you about my new book, Organically Yours; Open Yourself To A Vibrant Healthy Life Through Clean Living. But more importantly, why I wrote this book.
I don’t want you to have to suffer if you should find yourself facing a health crisis like I did.
Think of this book as your personal coach who is guiding you through a journey of wellness.
What you’re going to find in this book is how to have a:
Fit & Nourished Body
Forward Thinking Mind
Fresh, Free Environment
I can’t think of a better way for you to improve your health. And what’s more attractive then being healthy and vibrant through clean living?
Find out how…it’s all in my book, Organically Yours!
Modern Stress is real. We all experience it from time to time – perhaps even more than we care to admit. Too much stress can impact our heart, brain and nervous system. So I think this begs the question, ” How do we combat our immediate stress?” Do we impulsively reach for a glass of wine, bag of chips or box of cookies? Sure, I think it’s fair to say that we have all found ourselves in this position before. It may give us temporary comfort, but it doesn’t really solve the problem. Actually, it has been my experience that stress eating actually makes things worse.
The truth is that exercise is a great way to ward off stress and protect our body and mind. Not all of us are created equal here though. What I mean by that is, not everyone wakes up in the morning and says, ‘Yes! I get to exercise today!” But the benefits to exercise are amazing because it keeps our bones strong, increases our body’s flexibility, improves muscle strength, boosts our endurance, helps deliver oxygen and nutrients to our tissues, and strengthens our cardiovascular system.
I think the real answer to solving our stress is finding a healthy outlet that we can identify with. Something enjoyable that perhaps as a child we loved to do but have lost along our way. For example, if you loved dancing or bike riding as a kid try it now. Register for a dance class or find a bike club to ride with fellow bikers. You may have been fond of the water growing up and want to try rowing or paddle boarding. Even if you are not sure about what you really like, then experiment. But try to find something that will keep you active.
If you are still having trouble finding a healthy outlet to ward off stress, then read my new book, “Organically Yours” which takes you on my journey to clean living starting with the health crisis that inspired me to change my lifestyle. Clean eating helped me gain control over my life again and “Organically Yours” can help you, too.
THE WAKE-UP CALL
The day I looked into the mirror and saw a reflection that was not my own was the wake-up call I needed to take total and complete charge of my health and my life.
In my new book, Organically Yours; Open Yourself To A Vibrant Healthy Life Through Clean Living, I share my personal journey back to health and the necessary changes I implemented to get well.
This experience has no doubt has changed my life and I know it can help you too. I will guide you through a comprehensive approach to take charge of your life concentrating on three specific areas; the mind, the body, and the environment.
We all strive for a stress-free life, but without the proper self-care and nourishment, it can seem like it’s almost impossible to achieve. I learned that it is so important to take care of your body as it is the best tool for decluttering your environment and taking control of your thoughts.
I don’t want you to have to wait until a crisis occurs. You can begin healing yourself through clean living today!
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