Manifesting Journal Tips

Once upon a time, I started a journal and acted AS IF what I wrote in the journal had already come true.  I started adding in monthly goals, and then just writing throughout the month AS IF those goals came true.  If I showed you my journal now, you would be amazed at the number of check marks beside each statement I wrote.  Yes, they came true.

So before you guys think I am making this up, I kid you not, I started telling my girlfriends about it.  We have a night we call “Sister circle” and it is a night we can bring crafts, stories, wine, or whatever, ha, to the table.  I started telling them a while back about my journal.  Then I started helping my friends journal…and even art journal, bullet journal or whatever, but they had to lay it all out there.  Bare.  No lies in the journal.

Since I started my journal therapy sessions, one girlfriend came back to yoga, started losing weight and unblocking her weight-loss well, block, another started healing internally from divorce, and countless other things have happened.  I think the BEST thing that has happened, is that I thought they would be afraid to show me their journals, but they aren’t.  That is huge.  It means they are stepping into this truth that they write and owning it, which is part of the shift in thinking.  We live from a place of now instead of fear.  I was so proud of my girlfriend who wrote on weight loss that the first time she showed me her wall, I got teary.  It was a huge shift.  Oh, the wall she drew in her journal with all her blocks on losing weight.

5 Tips to Manifest Change in Your Life:

  1. Practice gratitude each morning.  I recently gave my talk in London about how at my darkest pain level, I started getting out of the bed and saying “thank you”.  I talk to God, Jesus, Angels and the Universe, but you do whatever floats your boat.  I don’t believe I have to make a choice in believing that God supports my decisions to get well only if I do x,y,z and therefore Law of Attraction type thoughts are wrong.  Nope.  He supports me.
  2. I constantly realign my thoughts every single minute.  I am no different from you.  Each of us has the potential to think good or bad thoughts and dwell on them.  Notice the thoughts and every time you think a negative thought, put a positive spin on it and float it down the river.
  3. TAKE ownership of what is happening in your life.  People most often blame others, their parents, God, the Universe, the Devil, your 5th grade teacher…or someone else.  Umm.  It’s you.  Yup.  It’s you.  I know what you are thinking…I didn’t ask for this.  Neither did I, read my about me to see what I didn’t ask for.  Nevertheless, it was there.  I couldn’t change my genes.  I accepted the diseases and then finally, finally, began to move on.  Yes, I spent countless hours researching and developing a plan to move forward and release myself, but still, I did something about it!
  4. Write down a clear intention of how you want to feel.  I started writing how I wanted to feel, and reading it nightly.  I wrote what great things were coming to me.  And I sat and felt those emotions.  How I would feel in my new SUV and what it would be like to really have a new car.  We desperately needed one, but here is a tip.  You can’t manifest from desperation.  I had to let all that go.  Scarcity thinking.  Nope.  Abundant thinking.  Yes.  I have enough.  I am enough.  I wrote about the vehicle in December.  In April, we bought a new SUV.  My mini-van was literally falling to pieces by that time, but I let go of the thoughts of not making it down the road.  I opened myself up to thoughts of a reliable vehicle and how that would feel.
  5. Really and truly feel the gratitude AS IF it has already happened.  Seriously, this one is so important that it started and ended my days.  I said thank you every night.  I blessed the goodness in my life nightly.  I still do.  I push allllll the other thoughts away and if for some reason I can’t, I go to yoga then I can think on what great things have happened.  So have your routine.  Go for a walk, pray, mediate, run, go to yoga, but think on the goodness of the universe because it is there.  It is.  Do good deeds and random acts of kindness as you go along, and you will really feel the boomerang effect of what you think you attract.

Lastly, because I believe in journal therapy so much, I added another bonus to my Head|Heart|Health Club, which really and truly gets you out of your head and into action!!  The whole reason I designed it was for people who are stuck in their heads, hearts, and not able to move forward for their health.  Much like I was in the beginning of this life-long journey to create the path I was meant to be on.  I am there now and would love to have you join me!

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5 Ways to Welcome Change in the New Year

This year is coming to a close.  Let’s welcome change.

At the end of every year, you either think, “Wow!  This year has been great!”…or you might think “I sure am glad to shed the thoughts of this past year.”  If this is one of the years where you are ready to welcome change into your life, let’s go ahead and get ready for it now.

5 Ways to Welcome Change:

  1. Believe that good things are actually coming your way.  I do.  I say it daily right now.  I believe it with all of my being and I embrace it.  I am journaling what my new year will bring already as I am ready for the good thoughts to bring more with it.  It is time to embrace the new.
  2. Take that leap.  If there is something that you are wanting to do, quote simply, do it.  There is no time like the present to go after your dreams.  It is not easier said than done…it is easier done than said.  Meaning, do it, or you’ll just keep talking about wanting to do it.
  3. Don’t fight it.  For many months this year, there was a change I needed to make.  But I fought it.  I didn’t let go of some negative energy that really was not serving me in any shape or form because it involved letting go of a friendship that was only there when I was carrying negative energy around too.  I saw the pattern and refused to stop it because I kept saying it was going to change.  The truth is, it wasn’t going to change, but I had.  I could no longer turn a blind eye to what was happening and it started to drive me crazy.  Until I released it.  I went with what was supposed to happen.
  4. Embrace the unknown.  You don’t know what’s going to happen.  And that can be scary if we let it.  Start thinking of it as an adventure.  A mystery.  Put your thoughts and wishes out there into the universe and see what happens.  But continue to put those wishes out there.
  5. Stay the course.  For my latest program that is launching, I researched the myth of how many days it takes to make a habit stick.  It does NOT take 21 days.  It takes up to 60 depending on the person’s resolve to make a change…and that’s on a good day.  If you know that you are going to need help, write those thoughts down, journal where you can read them, put them on sticky notes, have a friend remind you, but stay the course.  You can actually make peace with change and learn to lean into it.  It’s always a smoother ride if you don’t fight it.
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Welcome change into your life!

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3 Reasons to Journal

I read once that we think between 60,000 – 80,000 thoughts per day.  Okay, we all know people who might think less, but anyway, this isn’t about them.  The truth is, maybe they are just thinking the same thought over and over which would be like 2,500 thoughts per hour of the same damn thing.  How boring.  I remember the exact day I made a huge conscious effort to really get a hold of my thoughts.  No seriously.  I remember it because I remember what happened when I let go of the reins.  That wasn’t pretty…but that’s another story.

Today I want to take you through why it’s important to journal.

3 Reasons to Journal

There are many irrational thoughts in my head.  Probably yours too.  Why are they there?  What do they want?  Well, we get into patterns of the mind.  To be honest, I am worse when I don’t have my yoga to fall back on because yoga is a type of yoking you to the present moment.  I think it’s why I love it so much.  It is something that helps me focus.  So I am going to start my focusing again, but this time in my new journal.

  1. We put our intentions out there.  What is an intention?  Basically, it’s our aim or plan.  When we stop the cycle of random thoughts and put our intentions on paper, we are more likely to stick with it.  Our subconscious says “Okay, I wrote this down.  I have to do this.”  We have just created a focal point in which we can “yoke” our thoughts back to and perhaps even help manifest what our intention was for that day.  For example, today I will go to yoga.  Or I am going to meditate tonight before bed.  Just get it out there.
  2. We can reflect on the day before.  So after you have been journaling a week or more, start to reflect on what’s happening in your life.  Was it a good day? What were the best things about the day? How did you feel? Are you seeing your intentions come to fruition?  What could you do differently?  Get into the nitty-gritty of your head. 
  3. We can act on the good thoughts.  So, in a nutshell, we can really sift through the junk of our thoughts, and find the gold nuggets.  The things that we forget we think.  You can focus on your true dreams if you don’t let the utter nonsense get in the way.  Why is it there anyway?  Stop and ask yourself if it serves a purpose.  If the answer is no, it is only getting in the way, stop thinking about it.  If it doesn’t propel you forward, don’t dwell on it.  Period.  <<< hey, that’s a great quote from me.

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The Secret to Success in Every Area of Your Life…

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Finding Success Took Me Years…Now You Can Benefit.

Two years ago, I was severely depressed from my illnesses.  I was in pain daily, overweight, and couldn’t find a doctor to help me…other than suggest prescriptions for life to manage my pain.  I knew that I didn’t want to do that, and February of 2014 was when I left the doctor’s office more depressed than ever as I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia…and no treatment.  None, but medicine.  Nothing to address my diet, my life, how I was going to live since I said no to this medicine that could cause more damage to my liver.

But after the sadness passed, I was determined to continue my research into helping myself, and others like me.

Today I want to share with you the one secret I discovered.

I discovered my mind played a key role in all areas of head, heart and health and I learned the secret of using my mind to become a success in every area of my life. Not just mentally, but physically and emotionally as well. It sounds so simple…but it took me almost 17 years to “wake up” and discover that the true hero of my life had to be me. The key to making this happen was getting mad, and forming a plan.

I lost over 25 pounds on my 5’2 inch frame, started moving more…and finally started feeling better. I had truly lost hope of ever feeling better before I mapped out the series of steps that was crucial in changing my life…and never would have imagined that I would make it through 200 hours of Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training!!

Over the last year, many people in my life have seen this transformation, and have contacted my about my plan.  I do have a line of all-natural supplements that I prefer, but it was so much more than that.  With each step that I took towards wellness, each change that I made, I could feel my spirit lift.  I knew that I was on the right path.

If you have tried everything, or at least you think you have, if you feel like you need a fresh outlook on your life, I am offering coaching packages for the first time online!  I have coached hundreds of people over the last year in my business, but decided to open it up to an online community.  Work with me to help change your life!    <<<<   Click the link there or see the tab at the top of the page!

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The 6 things you need to know today.

Every once in a while, we get in a “rut”.  We feel as if we are not going anywhere and that our situation will never change.  I’m here to tell you it can and it will.  Just by implementing a few strategies, your life can change drastically…for the better.  We are works in progress and our job here is not done…yet.

The 6 things you need to know today.

  1. Money will not make you happy.  Okay, I know you are thinking “I’d be really happy if I won the lottery!!”  I would be happy too, but I’m not going to arrange my life around money.  I’m going to arrange my life around my passion, and once I am doing something I love, the money will come.  It will.  I am actually doing what I love right now.
  2. Be you. The choices others make in no way shape or form define who you are.  So they think you are making a mistake doing x,y and z.  That’s on them, not you.  Be around people who lift you up not bring you down.  Be true to you.
  3. Live in the present.  If this was your only take-away from this post, I would be happy.  Put the damn phone DOWN.  Step away.  I know that I am working on this one too…so you can comment if you have solved this, but I love the post that is on Facebook about the group of people out to dinner and the phones are in the middle.  The first one to reach for their phone pays for the meal.  Ta-dah.  Being present and accountable!  It’s a win-win.  Even if the conversation around you is not something you can contribute to, being fully aware of the moment is important to us all. 
  4. Take risks.  Never apologize for taking a chance.  A risk.  For stepping out on that limb even if you hear a crack.  Because the bottom line is…you would have always wondered “what if” and now you don’t have to live with that.  There is a chance your choice could be just what you were looking for.  It might even be life-changing.
  5. Happiness depends on you.  There is no magical castle where they give out happiness wands just for visiting…or magic beans.  You have to work hard at deciding what you will let in and what you want to keep out.  For me, this is always a work in progress as I do pick up on the moods of others, but it’s my choice what I let in.  Mine and mine alone.  Choosing another way takes practice.  Focusing on the good I have in my life works wonders.
  6. Love.  You know, as a child, I don’t remember random people telling me that they loved me.  I don’t remember friends telling me that either…until I became an adult.  Why is it so hard to think in terms of love?  We are humans doing the best we can.  We make mistakes.  We fail.  We cry.  We hurt.  We get hurt by other people.  We are simply trying to navigate some pretty hard storms at times and it’s okay to say “I love you.  I made a mistake.  I am here for you.”  If you haven’t said this someone today, try it and see what happens.  P.S.  I love you for being here today and truly taking the time to read this.

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Controlling your reaction…

Do you find yourself second guessing everything in your life?  Is it difficult to make a decision and stick to it?  Do you think everything is about you?  Well, then this post is for you…not about you.  I recently read that our minds can think up to 50,000 thoughts per day.  Half of them are things we have thought before.  I added that part, but you know it’s true.  So today, I read this post by someone who was sad about something.  And while I get the idea of being sad about something someone did…what you must remember at all times is that their actions are really about them.  This is the number one hardest thing to get through your 50,000 thoughts.

First, you start to think about yourself and what you did to the person.  Next you get mad.  You start to blame the person.  Then you ponder if you should message them.  Something like, hey girl, I saw your post.  I hope I didn’t do or say anything to upset you.  Now unless you just got off the phone with them and said something like an old fashioned “Your Momma” joke that didn’t go over how you planned, well, you know this isn’t about you.  It’s really about them.  What you have to decide, right now, at this very moment, is do you want this to be about you?  Do you feel guilty for something you did?  If the answer is you were just talking about them behind their backs to someone, well I can see how you think it’s about you.

Nine times out of ten, this is not about you.  But let’s say it is.  Who cares?  I mean really.  Make a decision to be happy…not to let it get under your skin, and move on to the next thought.  Like, what am I going to eat for dinner?  Because in the end, you can control that.  You can’t really control what this other person is doing or saying.  How they act is up to them.  How you react is up to you.

  1. Decide which thoughts you are going to act on.
  2. Decide not to react immediately.
  3. Move on.  Don’t dwell.

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