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Attract things to be Thankful for

25 Sep

Attract things to be Thankful for

Energy is real. Consciousness and mindfulness are real. What we put out into the universe, we will attract – and with that, ‘the more you are thankful, the more you attract things to be thankful for.’ It’s that simple. The same goes with being happy, excited, appreciative, etc.

The mind is powerful beyond all measure. We live in the world we imagine in the mind. We can create whatever reality we choose, and that reality can have a great affect on all those around us, and the world.

Be thankful for all you have, and continue to give others a reason to be thankful for you. You are wonderful, beautiful, and lovely. Thank you!

“8 Ways to Transform Your Health before 8am” – True Activist

25 Sep


8 Ways to Transform Your Health before 8 AM

September 24, 2013 | Filed under: Health,Life,News | Posted by:

Image Credit: Flickr / Tom Mooring

Image Credit: Flickr / Tom Mooring

By: Amanda Froelich,

True Activist.

It’s 6 AM, the morning is covered in darkness, and before you’ve gotten out of bed you’re already planning your day. From what you’ll have for breakfast to the extra-curricular activities you need to attend for your kids, you have a busy schedule… so who has time for health?

Luckily the following activities will not only jump start your health, but by positively benefiting your body will enhance your overall happiness, self-esteem, and support increased energy to allow you to go easily about your day.

1. Rebounding

If you have a small or large trampoline, one of the greatest things you can do for your health daily is to rebound (jump!) for at least 5 minutes. Exercise, running or jumping in general, stimulates the movement of your lymphatic system (where most toxins and mucus have coagulated on their route out of the body), therefore moving your lymph will improve the joy you feel and stimulate detoxification which will help you create glowing health.

2. Meditate for 5-15 minutes

Sit and be. Don’t let anything disrupt your hurried campaign, there will be plenty of time to think, mull over, and take action on the to-do’s on your list. For now, sit in silence and appreciate stillness. It can do wonders for your blood pressure and mental health.

3. Stretch it Out

Remember that yoga mat you bought to inspire movement? Well get it out of the closet and practice some basic asanas to improve your oxygenation, blood flow, and stimulation to the brain. Re-aligning and massaging your spinal nerves can help benefit your sense of ‘well being’, and yoga has also been shown to reduce stress, stimulate the immune system, and increase your happiness.

4. Gratitude List (10 Things)

Before even rising out of bed, be grateful. Thank (Spirit, God, yourself, your family) for your grandmother, your awesome promotion at work, your next trip, or simple, intrinsic wonders you value. Don’t let anything go and mentally give grace for at least ten things a day. You’ll be surprised how focusing on the good can already jump start a happier day.

5. Drink a cup of Tea

Chamomile, Green Tea, Black, Chai? Whatever one calls to you, take a minute – or five – and drink some tea. Preferably sit outdoors so you can bask in the sunrise, or go over your Gratitude List while sipping some herbal goodness. Medicinal teas such as Tulsi or Green Tea have very soothing effects; from lowering blood pressure to increasing anti-oxidants, this simple you-time can do some much for your health.

6. Listen to the Serene Sounds

Do you live in an area where you can hear a creek? Coyote howl or bird whistle? Kids playing outdoors? Either in your stretch session, with a cup of soothing tea, or on its own, feel the presence of all that is. There is always something happening, so be still and appreciate it.

7. Set Intentions

A great time to set intentions is before you’ve begun your hurried day. Like a vision board, set positive mental intentions for what you’d like to achieve, focusing most on the intrinsic goals you’d like to attain. Feeling and asking for what you’d like to bring into your life with a positive and happy mindset can do great things to help you align mentally and bring balance before starting your day.

8. Give a Compliment

Brighten someone else’s day now that you’ve found your Chi through your simple tasks. Thank the doorman, pay for someone else’s coffee, or just send a smile to another who looks like they might need it. Sharing the love is one of the greatest way to continue improving your health and happiness.

With all activities, you’ll find that you radiate a sense of calm, a projected presence that naturally everyone is supposed to exude. Align yourself with holistic living and thought, and you’ll realize it’s easier than every to go about your day with improved health and sense of purpose.


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9 Principles to Apply for a Happier Life

24 Sep

I realized today (as I began to clean up this site/blog, and organize my posts in to there appropriate categories) that I haven’t wrote very much, which was one of the intentions of this blog. I’ve stayed very clear on the path of inspiration though, and that has helped me as much as writing has in the past. Becoming more positive, and looking at things in a different way has been a journey, but it hasn’t been a difficult one. Why would anyone want to be sad, depressed, or unhappy? I didn’t even know that I was, until I had to take a look at myself. I, like many others, was very down on myself, confused, looking for approval, looking for others to make me feel better about myself, judgmental, hard on myself (and others), sensitive, critical, unconfident, stressed out easily, anxious all the time…I didn’t realize this until someone I cared about very deeply, was hurt by me. I thought they were the one causing the problems. I wanted them to change. I thought they needed to be more like me so that they could make me feel better about myself. I’m glad that person showed me what I could not see; that they forgave me for my mistakes; and is still in my life in a very big way.

Once I realized that I had issues (listed above) I began to look deep within myself – just has I had done all my life with those I loved. I couldn’t believe that I had never done this for myself. I began to figure out why I felt certain ways, why I did certain things, what my tendencies were, where they came from, how they affected me and others around me, and a flood gate of thoughts came rushing in, and so did the amount of work I began to do on myself. Therapy played a large roll, as it is so helpful to get an outside perspective (friends and family don’t count – they care too much about you, and they will tell you what you want to hear, or what they think you want to hear, as they care for you) An outside perspective that has gone to school for several years studying human behavior, and years upon years of experience dealing with hundreds or thousands of people – for me, that was powerful. Along with that, books, videos, exercises and activities that were geared towards helping – really made an impact on my thinking.

In this experience I realized many things I had never contemplated. My outlook has changed completely. My attitude is unparalleled to the one before, and for the first time I am happy with myself, happy with those around me, confident, content, relaxed, easy-going, calm, and at peace in my mind.

Some of the greatest things I realized were that (1) YOU are ENOUGH! YOU are AMAZING. We ALL are enough and amazing. We don’t need to do anything to feel that way, all we have to do is believe it. (2) LOVE yourself before you do anything else in this world. It is the most important thing you can do. And once you love yourself, (3) believe in yourself, and (4) stop looking for anyone (I don’t care who they are) else’s approval or praises – all you need is your own.

(5) Stop living in the past, and stop worrying about the future. The past is gone, and tomorrow doesn’t matter. Today is all we have, and RIGHT NOW is all that matters. (6) Living in the present is one of the best things you can ever do for yourself. When you can live in the moment, and appreciate whatever you’re doing (and I mean anything at all that you’re doing) enjoy it, and find the beauty in that. Don’t worry about things that you think you need to be doing right now, or should be doing. Whatever you’re doing is what you should be doing, and if you’re going to do anything, enjoy it for what it is. (7) Whatever has happened in your life, let it go. Forgive yourself and forgive those people in your life who you feel have wronged you. If you can’t forgive them (one day you may) then distance yourself, but don’t live with anger or hatred in your heart – it’s not good for you.

Set goals for yourself, but don’t make them stressful ones, or material ones, or financial ones – (8) make being happy your number one goal and it gets easier from there. (9) Appreciate the things you have, look at the glass as half full, and appreciate your life. Remember that there is someone else who has less, who is dealing with more, that would do anything to be in your shoes, always.

I truly believe that if you apply these same principles to your life, you too will be much happier.

I hope this helps anyone that reads, and I will continue to write more as I learn. I wish I had all the answers, but no one does. It’s small steps, one moment at a time.

Much Love,




Ain’t that the truth? Change your thoughts, and your mind will follow

24 Sep


By changing the way we think, we can live happy, positive, meaningful lives. Start with yourself, and stop trying to change others. You are the answer to all your problems. Your problems don’t even exist if you don’t let them.


A tribute to Nature and Mother Earth

24 Sep

Put this on your wall

24 Sep


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The Beautiful are the Strong

24 Sep

they make us stronger

I’ve read a lot of true statements that touch me (in one way or another) and much truth, wisdom, and realizations from them – but this one hits home in a very strong way. Of the people i have come across in my life, i truly feel the “most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.”

That which does not kill us, makes us stronger – we’ve all heard it, but it’s easier said than done. Feelings and emotions are as strong as anything we face. But in time, all things pass, and those who have been thru hardships…they transform, they grow stronger, and they fight thru the storm.

For all the strong people who have been through hardships – I thank you for being in my life. You are a constant inspiration and reminder that we can do anything we put our minds to. Thank you for being beautiful.


Practice kindne…

24 Sep

Practice kindness, compassion and caring


Appreciate your…

24 Sep

Appreciate yourself and honor your soul


Delight the wor…

24 Sep

Delight the world with compassion, kindness and grace.

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