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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The Four Commitments - 2019

The Four Commitments - 2019

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Do you follow through with them? You are not alone if you answered YES to the first question and NO to the second. For example, 90% of people who join gyms to in January no longer go to them by March. And according to Forbes Magazine, just 8% of people achieve their New Year’s Resolutions. Why is that?

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Am I Getting Enough Vitamin D?

Am I Getting Enough Vitamin D?

It’s the day after the winter solstice and one of the shortest days of the year in the northern hemisphere. Chances are, thanks to the cold weather and the brevity of these days, that you are feeling a bit sun deprived and sluggish by now. Sun exposure upon our skin is the number one source for creating vitamin D and this time of year most of us are running low on this essential vitamin.

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Creating Happiness During the Holidays - Tips 7 to 9

Creating Happiness During the Holidays - Tips 7 to 9

A huge source of stress during this holiday season is the “obligation” that we feel to buy gifts for way too many people. This not only bursts our budgets, it also steals our happiness and our energy.

Do yourself a huge favor and narrow down your shopping list this year! Furthermore, try to only give gifts that come from your heart. The Bible says, “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” Remember that! If you are not a cheerful giver, then don’t bother giving.

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Creating Happiness During the Holidays - Tips 4 to 6

Creating Happiness During the Holidays - Tips 4 to 6

Happiness and gratitude go hand in hand. That’s why I start every day giving thanks for 3 to 5 people or things that I appreciate in my life. This immediately puts me into a positive state of mind and sets the tone for creating a beautiful day.

A happy life requires that we become aware of our thoughts and that we condition our subconscious minds with positive thinking. After all, positive thoughts create a positive life, just as negative thoughts create a negative life. The practice of gratitude conditions our minds to be positive, even when our lives are turned upside down by external circumstances.

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9 Tips for Creating Happiness During the Holidays - Tips 1-3

 9 Tips for Creating Happiness During the Holidays - Tips 1-3

There is a saying in the news biz, “If it bleeds, it reads.” The news industry is all about making money by peddling bad news to up their ratings. The news primes our brains to feel unsafe by hyping wars, riots, shootings, natural disasters, ugly politics and the list goes on and on. All of these negative Images and messages take a toll upon our feelings of well being and are downright depressing. Watch enough of the news and you are going to feel down. I turned off the news two years ago and I have never felt better. Remember that most news is toxic, so don’t drink the punch! The media also exaggerates our illusion of separateness. It points out our differences such as red states vs blue states, black vs white, rich vs poor, Muslim vs Christian… This is what is known as identity politics and it is designed to pit us against one another. This too preys upon our fears, causing us to have a stress response, so turn off the news during the holidays to preserve your happiness.

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Don't Worry If You Can't Do It All

Don't Worry If You Can't Do It All

It’s important to give yourself permission to slow down whenever you feel tired. We live under so much pressure to get everything done that we wear ourselves out and even make ourselves sick this time of year. As we go into December there are the added pressures of parties, entertaining and gift buying that put additional stress upon us. That’s why is is so important for us to prioritize what what really want or need to do and just say NO to the rest.

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How to Attract the Love of Your Life - Part 4 0f 4

How to Attract the Love of Your Life - Part 4 0f 4

f you are single or in an unhappy relationship you may be asking yourself, “How can I attract the love of my life” and the answer is become the love that you seek! You see we attract what we are and a lot of this has to do with the energy or vibes that we send out into the world. If you want to attract a person of high quality ask yourself, ”What do I need to improve about myself to attract a person of high caliber?” We must be willing to do our inner work, to open our hearts and connect with our souls in order to know ourselves enough to also determine the qualities and the characteristic of the person who we desire to attract into our lives. I’ll go deeper into this with a worksheet near the end of this blog because it is so important.

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What We All Can Learn About LOVE From Twin Flames - Part 3 of 4

What We All Can Learn About LOVE From Twin Flames - Part 3 of 4

Even if you are not a twin flame, I highly encourage you to read this article because we all ache for love and companionship at one time or another. There is a deep human need to feel connected, valued, safe and loved. From the moment that we are born, we experience separation from our mother and from our creator. Believe it or not, this is one of the reasons that we spend so much time yearning for union with the love of our lives in order to experience the comfort of ONENESS once again.

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