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Happy New Year – 2013
is the Year
of the Water Snake
While I’m not an expert with Chinese Astrology, I am fascinated at how the Universe brings things to my attention.
Today, February 10th at 3:20pm we begin the Year of the Water Snake.
What I didn’t realize until researching the meaning of a recent dream about water snakes, is that:
- We’re moving out of the year of the Dragon, and into the year of the Water snake.
- This is the first year of the dawning of the age of Aquarius – which began on December 22, 2012, (the first day of the new Mayan calendar based on it’s long count of 5, 125 years.)
- It’s a powerful time of rebirth and new cycles!
Seems to me a special time for us to BE celebrating life on this earth!
Did you know?
2013: The Year of the Water Snake symbolizes healing and wellness.
Here is a lovely healing affirmation I found while researching the meaning of Water Snake.
Continue Reading ‘Health & Healing Affirmation – Year of the Water Snake
I’m trying something new for goal setting this year. Instead of resolving to do things and being sad or frustrated when they don’t happen as quickly as I’m wishing they would, I’m declaring 2013 as my “Year of Intention” I INTEND to do great things that help make an impact and a positive difference in the world around me. I INTEND to achieve 10 chin-ups. I INTEND to sort out my food allergy issues to eat healthy and be healthy. I INTEND to help as many people as I can improve their whole-body health, posture, and functional movement and with Pilates and the Centerworks® Intentional Movement Training SystemTM.
Continue Reading ‘Resolutions vs. Intentions: A Perspective on Goal Setting
Enhancing the Learning Curve: The Power of Journaling for Independent Pilates Workouts
I saw a comment and question on a post for an article I wrote recently asking me, “if I say that I learn something new every day, what did I learn today?” And while I haven’t started tracking this yet for truly acknowledging every single one of my daily Ah-ha moments, it’s got me thinking about how powerful paying attention to this can be as a tool for exercise tracking and our wellness success.
Learning something new can apply to more than just Pilates training. But Pilates is a great place to connect-the-dots and tap into the power of awareness for the brain-body connection of realizing that we’ve learned something new.
Continue Reading ‘Tips For Exercise Tracking to Improve Muscle Memory and Motivation
Positive affirmations can help you improve your mindset to achieve personal success, prosperity, health, and happiness. Motivation and personal development are key concepts to explore to ensure that you continue growing and moving forward in all aspects of your life – personal, professional, health, wealth, relationships, connecting with body, mind, and Spirit.
Continue Reading ‘Positive Affirmations – Into the Light NOW
Do You, Like, Love, or Hate Your Shape & Size…
Do you feel Skinny, Perfect just the Way You Are, or Super-sized? Does how you FEEL, and how you look match? Or is your brain, and body image, a little out of alignment?
This week has been a reality check for me in evaluating the connection between my brain and body image. We are so bombarded by advertisements that tell us we’re too fat, unhealthy, and unhappy. The solution (according to the media) is pills, diet plans, Botox, and plastic surgery, then maybe someday we can look like the models in the magazines with thin thighs, flat Abs, and perfectly airbrushed make-up and sexy hair. As hard as I try to erase these images from my brain, they still are constant reminders that I’m just not good enough!
Continue Reading ‘Body Image: Is Your Brain & Body The Same Size?
(part 1 of 6) What Are Your Specific Health and Wellness Goals?
The foundation of achieving health and fitness success involves several key strategies to ensure your workout program is lifestyle friendly and effectively getting you the results you desire.
Whether your goals are to lose weight, get stronger, more flexible, run farther or faster, participate in a marathon, fun run or triathlon, or be competitive in sport you enjoy… there are sport-specific exercises that will be helpful to include in your training plan, but there are also a few foundational principles that can be instrumental in helping you achieve health and fitness success.
For everything we do in life, finding balance, and developing good cross-training strategies can help improve motivation and keep our burning desire to do what it takes strong.
Whether you’re an Olympic athlete, excel in your sport professionally, enjoy participating in recreational fitness activities, or are just getting started and in the beginning stages of developing your exercise program and training plan, taking a few minutes to evaluate your strategies and confirm that you’ve got the right foundation for success can keep you on track to reach your goals.
Continue Reading ‘Health and Fitness Success: 6 Simple Strategies To Build a Strong Foundation
Have you ever been on an emotional rollercoaster of highs & lows? Can you remember how your brain and body felt during this time? Did you take care of yourself? Eat healthy foods? Exercise? Get plenty of rest, sunshine, and fresh air? Or did everything you know you should be doing to stay healthy come to a screeching halt because you felt like crap?
I’ve always been fascinated by the brain-body connection. It’s so true that how we think is how we feel, and underlying emotions – positive or negative can have a dramatic effect on our whole-body health.
Continue Reading ‘Emotional Health & Well-Being: Get Healthy from the Inside Out
Here’s A Mindful Motivational Tip for Today
The phrase, ” Don’t Worry, Be Happy!”
is a great mantra to live by.
Maintaining a mindset of happiness can help keep your stress level low, and mental outlook positive.
Turn that frown upside down! Don’t Worry, Be Happy!
Keep a clear head, stay stress-free, and maintain a positive outlook on life with a little conscious effort to practice the healthy habit of happiness.
Are you getting what you expect out of life?
Expectations are an important driver for getting to your goals. Is what you expect to achieve in line with the actions you’re taking to reach your goals?
Continue Reading ‘Expectations – Are You On Target?
Are you getting the results you expect from your fitness program?
Are your expectations realistic, or are you setting yourself up for failure?
Setting expectations is like setting goals.
It’s important that you set realistic expectations, make a plan to reach your goals, and then you’ve got to actually do the work required to get results!
Continue Reading ‘Motivational Tip: Setting Expectations To Enjoy Success for Fitness, Business, & Life