How to Overcome Your Fears

How to Overcome Your Fears

In my opinion there are two types of fear:

REAL FEAR - This is when we are actually in danger and our body’s fight or flight system kicks in to give us extra strength to survive a potentially life threatening situation.

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How to Overcome Loneliness - A Guest Blog by Ashley Dunlop

How to Overcome Loneliness - A Guest Blog by Ashley Dunlop

I'm no stranger to open space. I mean this in the energetic sense - the feeling that comes with being alone. In a foreign place, devoid of familiarity. I've moved cities and countries enough times to have become well acquainted with being by myself.

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Top Foods for Your Brain

Top Foods for Your Brain

I write often about the power of our thoughts on Instagram when it comes to manifesting the life of our dreams, so it goes without saying that brain health is super important for our quality of life. According to Dr. Joseph Mercola of mercola.com, “Your brain is made up of about 75 percent water.” It is also “the fattest organ in your body and may consist of at least 60 percent fat.” Did you know that? This is another reason why it is so important to drink plenty of water. It is also vital that we consume high quality healthy fats to support optimal brain functions.

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What is a Wellness Coach? An Interview With Libby McAvoy

What is a Wellness Coach? An Interview With Libby McAvoy

Sometime or another, we all feel stuck in our lives. We reach a point of dissatisfaction, but we don't know exactly why or how to get unstuck. Or perhaps we are dealing with overwhelming stress, anxiety, loneliness, weight problems, health issues, relationship conflicts or jobs that do not satisfy our souls. Some people stay stuck and become miserable in life, while others seek the guidance of coaches, counselors and therapists to help them see the big picture, overcome obstacles and eventually thrive.

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How to Go From Ordinary to Extraordinary

How to Go From Ordinary to Extraordinary

Since you are reading this blog it’s pretty safe to assume that you are interested in living an extraordinary life. Most people want to make a contribution to this world, to live a life of significance and to feel that they matter, and yet we wonder how how we can rise above ordinary, live our purpose and maybe even change the world for the better…

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Why It Is So Important to Forgive?

Why It Is So Important to Forgive?

When we’ve been wronged by another person and we’re struggling with the resulting pain, forgiveness may be the last thing on our minds. What we want is justice and it is often demanded in the form of retaliation because we want the person who hurt us to suffer, as well. Getting even, however, does not balance the scales. Instead it may lead to an escalating cycle of more fighting and frustration, which increases exactly what we are trying to push away… unrelenting PAIN.

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How to Overcome Writer’s Block

How to Overcome Writer’s Block

Last week I was going to write a touching tribute to my mom in honor of her 85th birthday and then I was hit with a serious case of writer’s block. I value your time and the last thing that I ever want to do is to force a blog that lacks heart and soul just to make a self imposed deadline. I have to admit that I was so content after returning from a wonderful time at my first yoga retreat in Sayulita, Mexico that I wan’t able to focus my mind on writing.

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Are You Feeling Symptoms From the Geomatic Energy That is Hitting Earth?

Are You Feeling Symptoms From the Geomatic Energy That is Hitting Earth?

The earth has been experiencing an ongoing series of unusually strong electromagnetic storms this year and they are not coming from our sun. Where they are coming from is not really known, however, this energy is having an impact upon some people in the forms of headaches, irritability, restless sleep, dizziness, flu like symptoms, ringing in the ears and being unusually tired. If you have been reading my blog this year you may recall that I had flu like symptoms for three days around January 17. On that date the earth was hit all day long by strong electromagnetic storm, which may have been the source of my symptoms.

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How To Succeed at Your Passion

How To Succeed at Your Passion

Last week I wrote about competition and how it can be a good thing by motivating us to work harder to become the best that we can be. Since writing that post I have really been stepping up my photography and editing game in an effort to push my boundaries and get really good at this craft. This may look like a blog about photography, but stay with me. It actually applies to all of us as I show you the steps the you can apply to become the best that you can become in your areas of interest. These steps are common sense, but sometime we get stuck or discouraged and we need a reminder of how simple it is to get started taking steps toward the fulfillment of our dreams.

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WHY I CHOOSE TO EMBRACE COMPETITION

WHY I CHOOSE TO EMBRACE COMPETITION

Just between us, let me share a current irritation of mine with you. Make yourself comfortable, enjoy your coffee and hopefully you will appreciate this rare rant from me, lol. For the past two and a half years I have been doing yoga, fitness and lifestyle photography for this blog and for my social media. During this time I have created a very nice client list and group of amazing yoga friends. This past week while I was doing more photo shoots in Seattle, I found out that another photographer has basically gone down my client list and privately contacted all of my friends so that he can shoot with them, as well.

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7 Signs That You Are Addicted to Your Smart Phone

7 Signs That You Are Addicted to Your Smart Phone

I will be the first to admit that I spend too much time on Instagram. In fact, sometimes I spend way to much time and I’m not alone. According to an article published on socialmediatoday.com, teens spend up to 9 hours a day on social platforms and “the average person will spend nearly two hours (approximately 116 minutes) on social media everyday.” That is a significant amount of time and our addiction to our screens is growing.

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Why Do We Make The Same Mistakes Over And Over Again?

Why Do We Make The Same Mistakes Over And Over Again?

Do you ever wonder why people make the same mistakes over and over again? The answer to this question is both biological and psychological in my opinion. Patterns in our behavior come from deeply seated habits and beliefs that we have hardwired within our brains. In addition, our love of the chemical neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine can also play a role in promoting our non-productive behaviors, like screen addiction. Once a habit has been developed, it is really easy to repeat it because our brains have developed strong neuro pathways that make it effortless for us to perform these behaviors.

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Does Celery Juice Work? - A One Month Review

Does Celery Juice Work? - A One Month Review

The biggest food crazes right now is probably celery juicing. For Christmas I received a juicing machine and I have be juicing celery everyday since for the past four months. The question is does it work and my answer is YES!

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What If Your Life Was A Living Prayer

What If Your Life Was A Living Prayer

What if your life was a living prayer? And what does that mean? Do you pray, but feel like your prayers are never answered? I’ve heard some people who have been through hard times say that they have stopped praying because their prayers are never answered. Remember that we create our own reality. Our belief that our prayers are never answered becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. Without having faith and acting as if our prayers have already been answered, we pretty much run the risk of undermining our prayers through our doubts, which then create low vibrations that do not align with what we want (everything is energy).

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Redefining the Meaning of Success in 2019

Redefining the Meaning of Success in 2019

Tony Robbins believes that “that success without fulfillment is the ultimate failure.” For the past century success in the western world has been defined by external factors such as job titles, how much money we make, how big our house is or what kind of car we drive. The pursuit of status and power has driven so many to trade their health and peace of mind for wealth, not realizing that health itself is the true wealth. The reality is that there are a lot of millionaires who are depressed. They possess lots of money and materials and yet true fulfillment and peace still allude them.

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2019 - The Year of Truth

2019 - The Year of Truth

Happy New Year and welcome to 2019! Last year had heavy moments for many of us. They happened in order to teach us critical lessons that will help us flourish like never before during the next twelve months. I have learned to be grateful for these lessons, even when they were painful. After all, sometimes it takes pain to move us out of our comfort zones and into radical action.

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