Posts by amy

“One moment can change a day, one day can change a life, and one life can change the world”-Buddha #buddha #mentalhealth #kindness #moments #mindfulness #change #motivation #goals #zen

Posted on Jul 16, 2018

This is a very powerful quote that works from the place of the present, bringing a perspective that each moment is something to be cherished.  Of course when you are sitting in traffic on the parkway and someone just cut you off when you are already late,  zen like moments seem like they are only for yogis living in another country meditating on some cliff overlooking the sunset while your shoulders are up to your ears in tension and coffee just spilled on your new expensive white pants. My point here is that not all moments can be great and change lives, but some can.  Be aware of when...

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“You must stop thinking that just because you are working hard, you are accomplishing something”-Sheri Riley #mindfulness #mentalhealth #accomplishment #burnout #selfcare #awareness #effectiveness #priorities #timemanagement

Posted on Jul 9, 2018

At times, we may feel like we work hard and at the end of the day do not feel accomplished or valued for our efforts.  There are millions of articles and books on time management these days, but not many that focus on our own rhythms of energy or how to use our strengths effectively.  For example, if you are night owl, but your job requires you to be at the office at 6am, you may not be operating at the most effective level.  If you are a full-time parent, when you put your kids to bed at night you may not be able to see the results of feeding them broccoli instead of pizza, etc. The...

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“There’s no future in the past”-Anonymous #selfcare #selftalk #motivation #takeaction #mentalhealth #anxiety #drama #thinkdifferent #perspective #mindfulness #motivation #control #awareness

Posted on Jul 2, 2018

It’s all too easy to dwell on the past.  We think of what we could have said, thought or done differently.  We certainly learn from our mistakes or accomplishments, however sometimes these thoughts take on a path of their own and keep us from moving forward.  Thoughts are powerful and so the Blogspiration challenge this week is to build awareness of when we are dwelling on the past so that we can take control of our future. When you find yourself dwelling on the past, you can reframe your thoughts to the future with the following examples: -“What have I learned form this...

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“When nothing is done, nothing is left undone”-Lao Tzu #doingnothing #selfcare #priorities #makinglists #hobbies #mentalhealth #anxiety #mindfulness #schedule #overwhelmed #simplicity #simplelife

Posted on Jun 25, 2018

It is officially summer!  So this week’s blogspiration challenge is to do less.  With only a few months of great weather it is easy for a to-do list to grow with places to go, people to see and things to do.  Remember this quote when you find yourself tacking on extra lines to that list.  When you have less on your list: you have less to complete, so that means less overwhelmed feelings, less anxiety, less stress…it’s a win-win for you to take a moment and just be.  Most of all, you have more moments of being in the present, allowing yourself to experience all that is...

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“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long & so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us” Alexander Graham Bell #opportunity #awareness #mindfulness #closure #moments #change

Posted on Jun 18, 2018

There are many opportunities in life where doors close and open.  I love this quote because it reminds us to look and see what else is around us.  When something ends in our life, whether it’s a job, a relationship, one’s passing, a graduation etc., we tend to stay focused on the closure, reminiscing of times and often allowing the negative emotions to hang around past their welcome.  As you reach closure in a part of your life, allow yourself to remember and feel, but then turn around and see what’s around you in plain sight.  Sometimes it’s a friend waiting for your...

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“My life has great characters; I just haven’t figured out the plot”-Ashleigh Brilliant #mentalhealth #selfcare #relationships #awareness #mindfulness #friendships #life #positiveenergy #value

Posted on Jun 11, 2018

We have people in our lives that we feel we cannot live without…and then there are others who we dread seeing at family functions or purposely avoid by taking a different path to the break room at work.  Sometimes you may have enough drama in your life that you wonder if your life could be written into a sitcom because situations just seem unreal, strange or mostly laughable.  The good news is that for the most part, you are the author of your life and decide who gets to be a character in it and what role they play. The challenge this week is to start thinking about who adds value to...

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“Comfort is popular, but courage changes lives”-John O’Leary #mentalhealth #courage #change #positiveenergy #mindfulness #selfcare #purpose #goals #dreams #results #comfort

Posted on Jun 4, 2018

Each one of us have innate tendencies and behaviors that seem to continuously happen with the expectation of a different result. For example, you are working in retail and believe your life would be better if you were a nurse working 4 days on and 3 days off…except you’ve now been in retail for 12 years and have not enrolled in nursing school.  Perhaps you are dreaming of losing 5 pounds at the same time you are thoroughly enjoying the comfort of your cheeseburger after sitting at a desk for 9 hours today. Whatever it is, our Blogspiration this week wants you to take 1 risk...

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“Knowledge is power only if man knows what facts are not to bother about”-Robert Lynd #choice #facts #knowledge #mentalhealth #priorities #selfcare #needs #anxiety #power #mindfulness #relationships #digitaldetox #simplelife #drama

Posted on May 21, 2018

This quote applies to 2 areas I see that distract us from our priorities:  First is technology and social media being that information comes to us faster and more often than ever before.  The second is conversations and relational drama whether weaved through work or our personal lives.  These distractions keep us from our priorities in many ways.  Think of each like a wormhole.  For example, you wanted to give yourself an hour to read at night, but found yourself caught in the web of social media, commenting on pictures, scrolling through memes and then you look at the clock and that hour...

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“You become what you surround yourself with. Energies are contagious. Choose carefully. Your environment will become you”-Anonymous #mentalhealth #relationships #energy #energies #positivity #goodvibes #selfcare #mindfulness

Posted on May 14, 2018

Did you ever notice that in particular places or with particular people you feel amazing and other times with other people, in other places you feel miserable?  Where you are and who you are with can make a huge difference to your well being.  Before you buy a house in Tahiti and quit your job because it has white walls, let’s take a step back to get some perspective… The challenge this week is to take notice when you feel your energy shift into the negative or positive.  Where are you?  What is happening around you?  Who are you with?  How do you feel?  Now take that information...

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“Judging a person does not define who they are. It defines who you are”-Unknown #mindfulness #judgement #judging #awareness #motivation #relationships #kindness #nice #impression #connection

Posted on May 7, 2018

Each of us has a story that is filled with struggle, strength and definition.  Sometimes we are quick to judge others before we get a chance to know them, their story and their reasons.  Do you tend to judge people?  Perhaps this may just be a habit that you’ve had for years.  The extreme of this may be popping into your head of someone you know who loves gossip, loves to complain and typically makes first judgements. The challenge this week is going to be to become aware of when you are judging a person or even a situation before you have the story, the facts, etc.  What feelings come...

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