Mark your calendars on June 4th and come on out to support #WalkForMentalWellness ! I will be there representing my coaching practice Choices, LLC and my colleague and friend Amy Campos will be there representing her private counseling practice Transformative Awakenings. We are helping to STOP the STIGMA!
The next time you feel overwhelmed by a situation, take some time to stop and just be in the moment, and breathe. It may just be a matter of choosing to look at the situation from a different perspective. Here’s a quick mindfulness exercise to try:
Imagine yourself taking a hot air balloon ride and you are in that big wicker basket, floating up in the sky above a bunch of fields below.
Imagine how much you can see for miles and miles. As you look down at the ground, everything looks so tiny. Even something you know is huge when you’re on the ground looks so very small from way up high.
Now think about how you can use this imagery when facing challenges or trying to work through a difficult problem. If you can put yourself in that basket and imagine the massive brightly colored hot air balloon slowly taking you up, up, and away into the sky, you can rise above all the chaos. Way up among the clouds, you can look down on everything, giving you a different perspective of things because as you float across the sky you are able to see so much more, way beyond what you normally can see on the ground.
Now imagine that your hot air balloon is slowly descending. Once it lands, and you’re back on the ground, you’re able to walk away with a fresh new perspective of your surroundings.
Stepping up my game. My plant based, non processed crap, good fat/low card, no animal products diet.
Looking forward to feeling better and better.
Being gluten-free and vegan doesn't mean you're still not eating carbs and sometimes my fun little vegan cookies! Cholesterol came back higher than I would like. And I've got a history of family heart disease. Don't act surprised when you get sick or your arteries suddenly clog up. Be responsible for what goes in your body! Most likely if you are reading this you are precious to me! #YouHaveChoices#StepUpYourGame#veganeats#hearthealthy#IWantYouAround !
Ty @ljkarlan @staceyjaswad for renewed mojo 💕✅🙋🏻❤️
Good morning, Be-YOU-tiful souls... There is nobody and no-thing that can tell you how to think, how to feel, and ultimately how to live.
You have choices everyday and it’s up to YOU to choose how you want to live your life.
Stop blaming the world and everything outside yourself for how your life looks. EVERYTHING you're dealing with (including your health and weight) is a result of a choice you've made or choices you continue to make.
It's up to YOU to change what you don't like.
Perhaps instead of focusing on what you don’t have, choose to see al the immense blessings that ARE abundant in your life that you might overlook everyday. And remind yourself that YOU have CHOICES.
What you focus on increases so make sure to get up everyday and simply say “THANK YOU”. This is YOUR life and it’s up to you to make it beautiful…💜 Have a blessed, healthy day
Love yourself. Feed your SOUL. Drink green juice 🍏#loveyourself#loveyourbody#youhavechoices#choices#chooselove#choosehappiness#eathealthy#empoweryourself#youcandoit#youreworthit#youfirst
"A long examination of the past may even lead [the client] to believe that so much happened there that he will never be able to be effective in the present. It is much more important for me to tell him the truth: The past is over; he cannot change what he or anyone else did. All he can do now is, with my help, build a more effective present." - William Glasser, Choice Theory: A New Psychology of Personal Freedom
If you want to create a more effective present, I can help! Call me and we'll talk. If our conversation has meaning for you, then we can meet face to face and I will help you make more effective choices so you find yourself on the track you want to be on! ~Lissa 😊 -> 484.587.9922
Dear Amazing Girl, A whole lot of pain happens in our life when we allow ourselves to believe that we are powerless in any situation in our lives. Feeling powerless rips away so much of our hope, our dreams and our will to keep going when things are difficult.The thing is, Dear friend, We are never powerless. We may have every reason imaginable to believe that our power has been stripped from us….But there is nothing that could ever take away our most valuable power.We always have the power to choose a different way. We always have the power to choose a different reaction. We are never powerless.Sometimes we give our power away without knowing it. Sometimes we decide that what others think we should do is the only way we should do it. Sometimes we think that our past determines our future and that what has happened to us and the decisions we have made have taken all of our power away.You are not powerless, beautiful soul. You just aren’t. You can get up and begin again. You can make different choices. You can take complete and total responsibility for the life you live and not give that responsibility to anyone else. When you decide to own your own life….you will be free. Your power is in taking responsibility….in knowing and remembering that no one can make you feel badly without your consent….no one can control your decisions or your life without your consent…..in knowing and remembering that every single day is a new day to make new choices and turn things all around.Please stand in your power, Dear Sister' s. You are SO MUCH more powerful than you know…you’ve just got to stand in your power and use that power. You are not powerless.And…you are so very very very loved.xoxo #bravegirlsclub#youarepowerful#youhavechoices#beauthentic#selfmatters#bravegirl ♡
"Everything I do is by choice." "I now listen to what I say and don't say anything that I don't want to become true for me." This affirmation reminds us that everything we do is indeed our choice. We make our own choices everyday, from the clothes we wear, the food we eat, the words we use, what we choose to believe or let go of, reacting to other people or walking away, etc.
It also reminds us that our words are creating our reality today, tomorrow, next week and next year. What do you want to be true for you? What do you NOT want to be true? Think about this and then choose your words and actions consciously and become aware of your words as you go through today.
When we really listen to what we are saying we then own our power to create something different. How are your words shaping your tomorrow? What are you putting out into the Universe that you don't want to be true for you?
Give this some thought today. Pay attention, own your power and create the future you want!
Love and Blessings!