The Elusive Work-Life Balance

Whether you're a corporate big-wig, a mid-level employee, or an entrepreneur, chances are your BOSS is getting the best of you. But what about the REST of you?

In this TED Talk, Nigel Marsh shares a humourous and enlightening view of work-life balance. A concept which, he says (and I wholeheartedly agree), is too important to be left in the hands of your employer.

Marsh lays out an ideal day for a life well-lived, balanced between family time, personal time and productivity — and offers some stirring encouragement to make it happen. 

 

Nigel Marsh
Author and marketer

Nigel Marsh presents and writes on business and personal life — and how the two interact. He is the author of "Fat, Forty and Fired." Full bio

 

 

 

 

P.S.  If you're interested in exploring the possibility of working with me one on one - to let go of stress & overwhelm and slip on a life of peace, ease, health and happiness - I have space for a couple new coaching clients! To see if we're a good fit, simply click here to fill out a short questionnaire.

If you're not quite ready for that, why not click here and request to join my private FB Group, where I will answer any questions you have about being your best self and optimizing your whole life wellness!

 Free Vitality Session button

 

Thanks for Sharing!

Pin It

Thanks for Sharing!

Pin It

Comment

Do you ever feel like you miss your LIFE?

Miss You small

... like you miss your SELF?

You've been so busy with your business or work - and all that it takes to be successful - that you forgot to look up... 

Because you love your work. You're making a difference in the world!

But somehow you've lost your self along the way.

The "all work - no life" existence is draining your energy and your satisfaction with all that you've achieved.

Yet it feels so damned selfish to complain about it because from the outside, it sure looks like you've got it all. You made it, girlfriend! You have achieved society's definition of success!

Nevertheless, when you finally allow yourself to ask, "is this really it?"...

You realize how much you miss all the other things that make life fulfilling.

 

But you're so far down the rabbit hole you're not sure how to get out! 

overwhelm smallWhen you give the idea more than a second thought, you discover you're overwhelmed with where to start, confused about how to do it, worried about wasting time, and afraid of dropping the ball in your business....

So you've let it slide... and now...

  • your health is suffering
  • you could stand to lose a few pounds
  • your sex life is soooo last month (or last year!)
  • you're energy levels are in the toilet
  • you're not sleeping well
  • you're too busy or too tired to play with your kids, and
  • your performance at work ain't what it used to be!

You aren't having fun anymore. It's all work and no life!

You know you need to at least get your health in order, even if you don't know what to do about the rest of it yet, but the problem is...

  • old habits die hard
  • new habits rarely seem to last
  • your business is top priority
  • dieting doesn't work
  • you'll just fall off the wagon
  • you can't find a fitness program you enjoy
  • you don't have time
  • it's hard to get started
  • you don't have time to make separate meals for everyone in your family
  • it's exhausting just thinking about it
  • you've never been able to break that insidious food addiction
  • you forget to eat when you're working
  • you have special dietary needs
  • insert any excuse here...

 

personal responsibility for wellness 2  

So how can we fix this?

The question to ask yourself first is, why do you want to fix it? >> I mean your really BIG why... the one that identifies what you want for your WHOLE LIFE, the one that drives you forward, the one tied to your highest values, the one that if you achieve it, you will be completely fulfilled, satisfied and happy... THAT why.

Once you know your big why, you'll find that none of your excuses will hold up. It will just be a matter of planning the best way for YOU to get there.

shannonstaples 200x267My name is Shannon Staples. I am a certified professional life coach, and I am passionate about helping women like you create health, happiness, success and high vitality in every area of your life. 360 degrees of wellness, without compromising your business success... in fact, you will increase your energy and performance all around!  

I help you assess your current situation, identify your big why to keep you motivated, develop a completely doable plan for lasting lifestyle change, and support you to achieve it. Throughout our time together we will identify and transform the limiting thoughts, emotions and behavioural patterns that hold you back. This “inside-out” approach gets to the core issues quickly and allows for more sustainable change with greater results and less effort.

In my coaching practice, I blend modalities, drawing upon my education and experience in Holistic Wellness Coaching, Nutrition, Counseling, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Mindset, Energy Medicine, The Law of Attraction and my life as a Mom, Wife and Solopreneur.

Wishing you 360 degrees of Wellness!

Warmly,

Signature Shannon transp

 

P.S.  If you're interested in exploring the possibility of working with me one on one - to let go of stress & overwhelm and slip on a life of peace, ease, health and happiness - I have space for a couple new coaching clients! To see if we're a good fit, simply click here to fill out a short questionnaire.

If you're not quite ready for that, why not click here and request to join my private FB Group, where I will answer any questions you have about being your best self and optimizing your whole life wellness!

 Free Vitality Session button

 

Thanks for Sharing!

Pin It

 

Comment

How to Practice Ho’oponopono in Four Simple Steps

HooponoponoArticle by: Sebastien Gendry | Source: http://www.laughteronlineuniversity.com/

Have you heard of the Hawaiian therapist who cured an entire ward of criminally insane patients, without ever meeting any of them or spending a moment in the same room? It’s not a joke. The therapist was Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len. He reviewed each of the patients’ files, and then he healed them by healing himself. The amazing results seem like a miracle, but then miracles do happen when you use Ho’oponopono, or Dr. Len’s updated version called Self I-Dentity Through Ho’oponopono (SITH). I had the pleasure of attending one of his lectures a few years ago and started practicing Ho’oponopono immediately. The results are often astounding. Do you need a miracle?

What you might wish to understand is how this can possibly work. How can you heal yourself and have it heal others? How can you even heal yourself?

Why would it affect anything “out there”? The secret is there is no such thing as “out there” – everything happens to you in your mind. Everything you see, everything you hear, every person you meet, you experience in your mind. You only think it’s “out there” and you think that absolves you of responsibility. In fact it’s quite the opposite: you are responsible for everything you think, and everything that comes to your attention. If you watch the news, everything you hear on the news is your responsibility. That sounds harsh, but it means that you are also able to clear it, clean it, and through forgiveness change it.

There are four simple steps to this method, and the order is not that important. Repentance, Forgiveness, Gratitude and Love are the only forces at work – but these forces have amazing power.

The best part of the updated version of Ho’oponopono is you can do it yourself, you don’t need anyone else to be there, you don’t need anyone to hear you. You can “say” the words in your head. The power is in the feeling and in the willingness of the Universe to forgive and love.

Step 1: Repentance – I’M SORRY

As I mention above, you are responsible for everything in your mind, even if it seems to be “out there.” Once you realize that, it’s very natural to feel sorry. I know I sure do. If I hear of a tornado, I am so full of remorse that something in my consciousness has created that idea. I’m so very sorry that someone I know has a broken bone that I realize I have caused.

This realization can be painful, and you will likely resist accepting responsibility for the “out there” kind of problems until you start to practice this method on your more obvious “in here” problems and see results.

So choose something that you already know you’ve caused for yourself? Over-weight? Addicted to nicotine, alcohol or some other substance? Do you have anger issues? Health problems? Start there and say you’re sorry. That’s the whole step: I’M SORRY. Although I think it is more powerful if you say it more clearly: “I realize that I am responsible for the (issue) in my life and I feel terrible remorse that something in my consciousness has caused this.”

Step 2: Ask Forgiveness – PLEASE FORGIVE ME

Don’t worry about who you’re asking. Just ask! PLEASE FORGIVE ME. Say it over and over. Mean it. Remember your remorse from step 1 as you ask to be forgiven.

Step 3: Gratitude – THANK YOU

Say “THANK YOU” – again it doesn’t really matter who or what you’re thanking. Thank your body for all it does for you. Thank yourself for being the best you can be. Thank God. Thank the Universe. Thank whatever it was that just forgave you. Just keep saying THANK YOU.

Step 4: Love – I LOVE YOU

This can also be step 1. Say I LOVE YOU. Say it to your body, say it to God. Say I LOVE YOU to the air you breathe, to the house that shelters you. Say I LOVE YOU to your challenges. Say it over and over. Mean it. Feel it. There is nothing as powerful as Love.

That’s it. The whole practice in a nutshell. Simple and amazingly effective.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Sebastien Gendry

Sebastien Gendry is an international expert in laughter for wellness and wellbeing with over 11 years of full-time experience working with 1,000s of people on four continents. He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, 60 minutes, ABC Good Morning America, National Public Radio and many more national media. He is the creator of the Laughter Wellness method, an interactive practice focused on developing a positive attitude and designed to improve physical, mental, emotional and especially social wellbeing and integration. Sebastien currently dedicates most of his time running The Laughter Consultants, a team of professional wellbeing experts, as well as The Laughter Online University, a leading provider of eLearning solutions on Laughter Therapy, with students in 33 countries.

 

Warmly,

Signature Shannon transp

 

P.S.  If you're interested in exploring the possibility of working with me one on one - to let go of stress & overwhelm and slip on a life of peace, ease, health and happiness - I have space for a couple new coaching clients! To see if we're a good fit, simply click here to fill out a short questionnaire.

If you're not quite ready for that, why not click here and request to join my private FB Group, where I will answer any questions you have about being your best self and optimizing your whole life wellness!

 Free Vitality Session button

 

Thanks for Sharing!

Pin It

Comment

Official E-motion Movie Trailer

Source: www.HealersLibrary.com

“Exciting news – now you can watch the trailer for E-Motion! The film tells the powerful story how our emotions are at the root of everything, and also follows the lives of two people, who connect randomly with shared experiences and emotions.  Featuring Dr. Bradley Nelson and the Emotion Code.

Our world is awakening to health and wellness in all its natural forms, and the ground-breaking documentary film E-motion gives us a beautiful view into the world of energy healing, like never before.

Our very own, Dr. Bradley Nelson, is featured throughout the documentary as well as some of the most influential names in the energy healing world.

We feel this film could help thousands, if not millions of people to discover health naturally.”  


“Imagine a world where the trapped emotions, fears, anxieties and unprocessed life experiences we hold in our bodies are the source of everything that ails us. That’s the world we live in. Now imagine a world where everyone is manifesting from their heart the perfect creation that’s inside each of us. Imagine a world where abundance, inner peace, longevity and loving relationships abound. Imagine emotion experts from around the world sharing their wisdom and negative emotion clearing techniques to light a new pathway for humanity. Imagine we are sacred, spiritual beings here for a much larger reason, serving a much higher purpose, a divine purpose. That’s where we’re going…”

http://www.e-motionthemovie.com/

https://www.facebook.com/emotionthemovie

 

 

Comment

Breaking The Cycle Of Negative Energy

ChooseI recently received a request for help from someone who feels stuck in a negative cycle of events. Perhaps you can identify with her dilemma.

She wrote, "I have always been a positive person, but recently shitty events keep occurring to me. I am wondering when it’s my turn for amazing. I can’t seem to manifest it. I know it won’t just happen, I have to create it, but for the first time I’m completely unsure of how to do that."

Here's my reply...

When you are stuck creating and recreating negative events, it’s because you are in a catch-22 situation of believing in that negativity. You see “evidence” of it in the shitty events that occur in your life, and you forget that the universe can provide something better if you could just shift into KNOWING that to be true. 

When you buy into these negative events as evidence that you can’t create your reality, your energy is vibrating in resonance with "lack". You need to shift into "abundance". 

It seems impossible to get out of this cycle. 

You've been here before. You've tried "acting as if" and repeating affirmations until you're blue in the face and the reality is, this stuff isn't working for you despite the fact that millions of others seem to be experiencing massive success.

Just saying affirmations and "acting as if" isn't enough because you don't believe yourself. Your subconscious negates your efforts. You have to repeat the process so often that you retrain your brain to believe it and that is hard and time consuming, so you don't stick with it long enough.  

So what else can you do to get off the hamster wheel of lack and negativity?

The first way is to bypass your subconscious by not "giving in" to the evidence that you see. It is very simple, but not always easy.  When something undesirable happens, you have to remind yourself to not fall for it... you have to muster up your belief that the universe will help you achieve your goal (or something even better!). You have to refocus your attention on your goal, and have FAITH that this event that appears negative is a trick to throw you off course. You have to CHOOSE to think differently.

Some people have good success with this by thinking of each negative event as a test of their faith, and therefore it’s easier for them to say, “I won’t fall for this test to throw me off. I don't believe in this false evidence. Thank you for the reminder to choose to rally around my belief that something even better is coming.”

The second way is to trick your subconscious with a different take on affirmations - instead of making a statement of abundance, you phrase the affirmation as a question. For example: “How does it get even better than this?” or “Why am I so abundant?” or “What will it take to be even more abundant?”  

This works for two reasons: 

  1. you state the question in a way that assumes you already have some level of abundance… you are not in lack, you just know it can get better, and 
  2. a question gives your mind a task to keep it busy. Our brains love puzzles and hate unsolved problems. So giving it a question that has no real answer sets it to task trying to find it. Your subconscious is put into solution mode, which is a state of POSSIBILITY, where it’s open to anything that will help you get what you’re looking for. Your energy shifts out of lack into “anything is possible” and amazing opportunities can show up when you maintain that state.


TAKE ACTION TODAY:  

  1. Write down your big audacious goal, and when you will achieve it. Put it in your wallet. Share it with supportive friends. This is your declaration to the Universe.  
  2. Create an affirmation question (or several) that you will use repeatedly. Make it your new mantra.
  3. Choose to believe that it’s possible and that you won’t be thrown off by F.E.A.R. (False Evidence Appearing Real).

Please comment below!  Share your answers to these action steps, or thoughts and questions you may have.

Warmly,

Signature Shannon transp

 

P.S.  If you're interested in exploring the possibility of working with me one on one - to let go of stress & overwhelm and slip on a life of peace, ease, health and happiness - I have space for a couple new coaching clients! To see if we're a good fit, simply click here to fill out a short questionnaire.

If you're not quite ready for that, why not click here and request to join my private FB Group, where I will answer any questions you have about being your best self and optimizing your whole life wellness!

 Free Vitality Session button

 

Thanks for Sharing!

Pin It

 

 

Comment