2018 Is Already Miraculous!

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I am releasing worry.

No more worry about time. No more worry about money. No more worry about my ability to achieve my dreams. No more worry about anything.

I know the Universe has my back. It’s something I’ve believed for a long time, but I’ve not been PRACTICING knowing that.

The thing is, when I’m connected, aligned, in flow, I know the Truth…

The Truth that I am confident and capable… That I don’t ever have to worry about time…  That I don’t ever have to worry about money… That I do not have to worry about what others think of me…

Because I trust everything happens in the perfect timing for me. Because I trust that money flows with ease and I will always be taken care of. Because I trust that when I am living in alignment, being my best self, no one else’s opinion matters to me and I feel AMAZING!

 

I always receive exactly what I need, and everything always works out for the best for me at the perfect time.

 

I KNOW this stuff, but I haven’t KNOWN it as a “way of life”. I haven’t OWNED it. I haven’t made a daily practice of it. And so, I haven’t brought that reality into form consistently. I’ve let my inner critic run the show a lot. The critic who says “it’s not real because well… where’s the damn evidence?!”

I’M SO DONE WITH THAT SHIT. How about you?

I reject my inner critic’s reality. I CHOOSE to remember EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. That my reality is the one I know in my heart to be True (with a capital “T”). The one where I already have it all. Exactly the way I want it. And I’m so grateful for having that reality, for having the ability to feel what it’s like and see it clearly in my mind’s eye. I am able to let go of “wanting” it (a vibration of lack), because I can experience it NOW, in the reality I created in my mind, at any time.

I know that it’s real because it FEELS RIGHT. It feels strong. It is an inner knowing that cannot be denied.

And from this place, all I have to do each day is:

1. Remember, feel, and be grateful for my ideal vision of reality. Operate from the mindset, the knowing in my heart, that THAT IS my reality.

2. Take action to make my reality visible to the rest of the world; to make it real to everyone else.

3. Reject my inner critic’s every attempt to keep things the same, by CHOOSING to remember my Truth instead, and hold to that Truth with tenacity.

 

Every day I am SURPRISED AND DELIGHTED by evidence of my ability to create my reality into form.

 

Are you with me?

C’MON! 2018 IS GOING TO KNOCK OUR SOCKS OFF!

Start by getting clear on how you want to FEEL.

Then determine what your life would look like if you felt that way.

What would you be doing? What’s surrounding you? Where do you live? Who is with you? How does your body look? Your work? Your relationships? Your lifestyle, fun, spirituality? What kind of mindset do you have? Habits? Beliefs? And keep tapping into how you feel.

How do you FEEL?

HOW DO YOU FEEL?

Really FEEL IT! Feel your beautiful body. Feel your awesome emotions. Feel your powerful positive mindset.

See it. Feel it. It’s real. KNOW that it’s REAL for you right now! Be grateful for it!

Now, decide how you will keep reminding yourself of THAT reality – Your Truth – Your Inner Reality, so you can bring it into the physical realm where everyone else can see it too.

Operate from that mindset every day and be vigilant about maintaining it against all odds.

Here’s to a miraculous year!

Peace, Ease & Love,
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The Path to Living a Simpler Life

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Have you experienced times when you felt overwhelmed, stressed out, and caught in an overly complicated life? I’ve definitely gone through cycles where my life seemed to be running me instead of the other way around!

Rest assured that others also have those feelings, hence, a movement toward simpler living is growing, and you can start on simplifying your life today!

Living simply means different things to different people. How your neighbour decides to simplify his life may be far different than how you would choose to make such a change.  The good news is, no matter what stage of life you’re in, or what your current lifestyle needs are, simplifying doesn't need to be as extreme as giving up your job or your car, or choosing to live like a monk!

This process is a journey, not something you typically do all at once – although some have chosen to give it all up for an awesome tiny house in the woods – you can simplify your life with one small change at a time.

Here are nine suggestions that may inspire you to meander down the path to living more simply:

  1. Examine the situations and people that bring stress to your life. Are you feeling stretched too thin? Make a list of anything that leaves you feeling overwhelmed or trapped.
  • Consider how you might reduce your involvement in these circumstances or with these people.
  • Can you fully disengage from these stressful situations and individuals? If possible, select the one that you can most easily disconnect from and begin taking steps to do so.
  • Focus on reducing one stressor at a time. It isn't realistic to think you can do away with all of them at once.
  1. Next, think about how you spend your money. Do you make unnecessary purchases? This can obviously become financially stressful. And if you tend to buy physical items, adding clutter to your home can also be a stressor (more on this in point 3 below). Review your bank account to see where the bulk of your funds are going.
  • One fairly easy way to live a simpler life is to reduce spending on unnecessary expenditures. Focus on streamlining your expenses to decrease unwanted stressors.
  • You can download an app or program to track your spending for you. I use a program called Mint
  1. Pare down the amount of "stuff" you've accumulated. Many people collect a huge amount of belongings.
  • Consider this... the more stuff you have, the more time you must spend cleaning and taking care of your belongings. Not to mention the space in your home it takes to store it all, or concerns you may have that someone might break or even take your stuff!
  • If you haven't looked in those boxes in the garage for 5 years, you can probably disconnect from the items in them without much distress.
  1. Begin spending more time outdoors. Returning to nature offers time and opportunity for reflection on your life and feelings. 
  1. Explore what makes you happiest. What brings you real joy? Maybe spending time with your children or your nieces and nephews is special for you. Perhaps you want to revive a favorite hobby you love.
  1. Regard your time as if it was pure gold. What do you do with most of your time? With whom do you spend the bulk of your life? Are you okay with that?
  • Make a decision to spend your precious time doing enjoyable activities. If you do them with others, ensure they're people you care about and really want to be around.
  1. Strengthen your relationships with those you love. Protect your cherished connections to others.
  1. Contemplate your eating habits. The food you eat and your nutritional habits are central to your health and happiness. Eating healthy food is the first thing I advise clients to do to improve their stress levels, mindset and general happiness. It’s SOOO important!
  • Consider cutting out foods that may be contributing to inflammation, allergies or unhealthy gut flora for three months (or longer). e.g. sugar, dairy, nuts and seeds, or grains. After 3 months, add things back one at a time and watch for signs of intolerance or reaction.
  • Add gut restorative foods such as fermented vegetables and probiotics.
  1. Examine your level of physical activity. A closely connected habit to food intake is exercise. You need to move your body, not just for physical fitness (muscle mass and cardio), but also for clearing out toxins and fuelling your brain and balancing hormones.
  • If you find yourself feeling disconnected from your body and its importance in your life, try to do some physical activity each day. Talk to your doctor before starting an exercise program to ensure it's right for you. Even just walking for twenty minutes a day can bring you great peace of mind.
  • I use an app called "Seven" that prompts you through a 7-minute exercise cycle using only what you've got in your house - a chair, a wall, your body weight. You can do as many cycles as you like, but seriously, who doesn't have at least 7 minutes? No excuses. 

The path to living a simpler life is connected to returning to your true self.  Only you can decide what living a simpler life will look like for you!

TAKE ACTION TODAY:  Commit to changing one small thing from this list or your own, to make your life less stressful today! Then do another one every week, or every two weeks as desired.

To your simplified life!

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7 Ways to Carve Out Personal Time in Your Busy Life

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Do you ever feel like you don't get enough "me time?" Although your responsibilities may sometimes seem overwhelming, you can create more time for yourself, to nourish your soul and increase your happiness.

If you'd like to capture more of your life just for you, take a look at these simple ideas and inspirations for self-care.

  1. Consider rising an hour earlier in the morning. Even if you're not sure this method will work for you, try it for just a few days a week.
  • Mornings can be quiet and interruption-free, which make them an ideal time to indulge in your favorite activities.
  • Try reading a good novel for an hour, practicing meditation, or even doing artwork. You'll feel nourished if you engage in some of these pleasures without phones ringing or someone needing your attention.
  1. Use your evenings just before bed. If you have young children, perhaps you can put them in bed a couple of hours before you retire for the night. Late evening can be ideal for capturing some personal time.
  • Although you might normally use that time to complete chores or other pressing activities, consider making at least one night a week sacred and uninterruptable. This evening is just for you to enjoy your personal activities.
  1. For those who love to read, don't leave home without your current book. You'll be surprised at the minutes you can capture throughout a day to read a page or two.
  • If you're allowed some 15 minute breaks at work, but often don't take them, try using some of them to catch up on your reading.
  • Riding public transportation can also bring opportunities to read during your commute to and from work.
  1. Train yourself to find and appreciate visual beauty wherever you are. Perhaps you often hurry from place to place or task to task. In doing so, you may miss noticing something beautiful right in front of you. Make a point of savoring the richness of nature. 
  • For example, during your walk to public transportation, or taking the dog out, pay attention to the flowers, bushes, and trees around you. Perhaps you hear birds calling or feel the warm sun on your skin.
  • Growing plants provide one of nature's greatest shows. Whether you enjoy growing flowers or food, in a big yard or a small pot, watch as they grow and reap the rewards of your care and attention.
  1. Use technology to find time for yourself. If you’re into current technology, you most likely have discovered the many ways of gaining personal time this way.
  • Use your gadgets to listen to music, a podcast, a book, or view a short video. This will help you capture personal time throughout your day.
  • You can learn a foreign language or delve into various other subjects using your mp3 player or smart phone.
  1. Talk with your partner. Being part of a loving partnership can be helpful when looking to find some personal time. Talk with your partner about your need to find more personal time to pursue activities that interest you.
  • Negotiate a couple of hours weekly to do whatever your heart desires.
  • Agree that your partner gets an equal amount of personal time as well. You'll both be pleased with the mutual arrangement for more "me time." You can help protect each other's sacred time from interruptions, and give each other the gift of better quality time alone.
  1. Get a babysitter. Single parents can call on a friend, family member or neighbor to trade babysitting for a few hours a week.
  • An agreement like this one ensures you'll receive your special time each week and so will your friend, family member or neighbor.

TAKE ACTION NOW: Making time for your needs might not seem easy at first. However, with some planning and creative thinking, you can capture a few hours a week to engage in activities you truly enjoy. Choose just one the ideas above to pursue more happiness and satisfaction in your life. After all, you deserve it!

Be Well!

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Fostering a Positive Mindset after Trauma

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Emotional trauma is a part of life. Whether you discuss it openly or keep it secret, all of us have faced emotional distress or difficulty at some point in life.

You may have read about my journey through the trauma of my Dad’s suicide. I have shared it openly, in hopes that my story will give others comfort or hope, and also because it was a huge catalyst for setting me on this career path of wellness coaching and energy work.

Everyone’s journey through emotional situations is different.  Although trauma is always challenging and always life changing, there is a spectrum of how people process it.  Some will find a way to maintain a smile and a positive attitude through the pain, others will dwell on every setback, and still more will find themselves somewhere in between.

At some point in your process, you will likely come to realize that while the emotional setbacks you experience in life are often not in your control, the way you react to them is. To quote William Arthur Ward, "happiness is an inside job." You can decide whether a difficult time makes you stronger or leaves you feeling like a victim.

The victim mentality is a learned characteristic in which a person feels unable to deal with or take action in difficult situations. These people perceive themselves as suffering from life’s experiences and continue to feel this way even after the negative situation or actions are no longer present or relevant.

The good news is, this mindset can be changed when you’re ready to step out of it. It doesn’t necessarily mean your pain will end, but your suffering can end.  You can choose what to focus on, what to think about, how to accept the pain and commit to something beyond it – to make a positive difference and give your experience meaning beyond suffering.

1. Develop a positive mindset to experience a positive life. When the inner self becomes more positive, the external environment is automatically perceived as positive. A positive environment then makes you content, and a content mind can push you towards productivity. Productivity results in success, and success on any level makes your happier. Mindset change is a cycle; pursue a positive mindset, one step at a time.

2. Teach your mind that you are the owner of all your decisions. Boost your “emotional immune system” by creating a habit of setting goals and achieving success.  Wins, whether big or small, make us all feel better about ourselves.

3. Do something good for others. When you focus your attention on helping others in need, you stop thinking of your own suffering and find purpose and meaning in your actions. If this act of kindness is in any way related to your trauma, you can begin to create a new story of meaning around that experience and leave the suffering behind.

4. Meditating is an effective way to minimize stress, anxiety, and self-pity, among many other negative emotions.  Regular meditation gives your mind time to relax. If you can’t clear your mind, just focus your thoughts and attention on your breath, saying to yourself something as simple as “in…. out….”  The key is to be in the present moment instead of swirling in your monkey mind of thoughts about the past or future. It doesn’t need to be long, and it doesn’t require a secluded mountaintop to be effective. You can do it anywhere. Even 5-10 minutes is worthwhile!

5. Let go of your ego – accept your mistakes and forgive others’. Do not be a hard nut to crack. Blaming others is easy; accepting your faults and taking steps to correct them is a brave move. Encourage yourself to take such bold steps. Harboring grudges in your heart only hurts you, not the other – they aren’t listening to you ruminate over the situation day-in and day-out. Set yourself free.

6. Consider energy healing. There are more than a hundred different modalities, from acupuncture, to massage, to reiki, to visualization. Find one that resonates with you and give yourself the gift of rapid transformation and release.

When have you felt the victim of a circumstance? Have you tried to get rid of it, or are you still holding it close to you? Share your experiences and open up to others. You will see you are not alone. 

Let’s move past it together.  Feel free to email me, book a short phone appointment, sign up for a free vitality session,  and/or join my Facebook Group.

Please seek help from your doctor if you are concerned about your mental health.

Love,

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The Missing Piece In The Endless Cycle Of Trying To Be Healthy:

There’s not much fun in the annoying cycle of trying to create healthy habits and then falling off the wagon again. (and again. and again.)

most of us tend to ignoreMost of us are so busy in our daily activities that we often neglect our health. We think about eating well most times, and sometimes we use natural remedies and fitness to maintain our body's shape and health, but it’s an on-and-off cycle for most us. This "taking care of your body" plan falls apart when we become overstressed. 

I have found this to be especially true with entrepreneurs and those who are driven to achieve success in one area of life – which often leads to dropping the ball in the other areas.

We try to maintain a habit of good health, but do we achieve our end goal? For many, the goal is to bring back the youthful body and spirit we tend to lose as we age. But despite working hard on health for months or even years, often people still say the results are not evident. Let’s dig into answering why that is, and what to do about it. 

The missing piece that most of us tend to ignore is that a healthy mind creates a healthy body. 

 The key to achieving the healthy body you want, is to emphasize and nurture a healthy, resilient state of mind. A healthy mind is constructive and productive, both personally and socially. 

If you are overstressed, it’s exceedingly difficult to be mindful. We tend to operate in fight, flight, or freeze mode when our stress levels are too high. We react, rather than respond to outside stimuli. We fail to observe or even notice the wisdom that our body, heart and mind is telling us.

Let’s look at how your mind influences your body’s health.

  1. Eating And The Triad: In order to maintain mindful eating, it is important to understand your brain’s relationship with food. The heart–brain–body triad has a major influence on your eating habits. All three elements of this triad should be in agreement before you decide to put food into your mouth. This doesn’t require any deep thinking or suggestions from a psychologist or nutritionist. Simply ask yourself two questions before you begin eating:
    1. Is it necessary to eat now or is it simply your wish?
    2. Is the meal that you are eating clean and healthy, or is it only appealing to your taste buds?
  2. Exercise With Heart: Eating well is not the end of healthy mind and body awareness. You should move your body with your heart in mind—it helps you in many different ways:
    1. Physiologically, your heart is a muscle that needs to be exercised like any other muscle in your body.
    2. It also helps your brain – breaking a sweat activates the release of endorphins like serotonin, which make you feel happier and more relaxed.  
    3. You need to keep your body moving to keep all your systems functioning at their best. Just as an unused machine becomes rusty and corroded, the same goes for our bodies’ many systems.

The intent of exercise is not just to make you sweaty and tired – ideally, you will find ways to enjoy it! You don’t have to go to the gym and lift heavy weights if that’s not fun for you.  You can get involved in sports, group classes, yoga, or find a fitness partner to walk, jog or cycle with. Find something fun, and remember it is important that you are not forcing yourself to over-do it; your body needs to rest too!

TAKE ACTION TODAY: Get in touch with your mind and your body—find an exercise you truly enjoy and begin exploring why you eat the things you eat.

Love,

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