“It’s time to see what I can do, to test the limits and breakthrough”-Elsa #limits #letitgo #motivation #metalhealth #staypositive #challenge #breakthrough #goals #inspiration

Posted on Jan 14, 2019

Being that it is pretty frozen here in NJ, I thought this quote from Elsa would match our theme of staying motivated as January continues to move through. You are capable of more than you think.  Sometimes, we don’t figure that out until we’ve pushed ourselves that 5-10% more to see we actually can do it.  This week, where can you push your personal limits and see what you can do?  In that moment, where you feel you are done and going to stop, challenge yourself instead.  Continue for 30 more seconds, 1 more minute…whatever you are comfortable with.  Once it’s done,...

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“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great”-Zig Ziglar #newyear #resolutions #goals #start #motivate #inspiration #mentalhealth #staypositive #energy

Posted on Jan 7, 2019

2018 is now a full week behind us!  Let’s now look at what’s in front of us and feel the new year energy in the air! Each week this month, the Blogspiration’s theme will be to continue to motivate you to keep up a positive momentum as time continues on for 2019. The quote this week is a reminder that we cannot expect perfection when we start something new.  Despite what photoshopped celebrities and diet water ads tell us, it is not possible to wake up tomorrow and reach your goal of losing 20lbs, multiplying your savings account 10x or writing your 500 page memoir starting...

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“Doing nothing often leads to the very best of something” -Winnie the Pooh #doingnothing #motivation #creativity #rest #possibilities #opportunities #selfcare #dreaming #inspiration #reflection

Posted on Dec 31, 2018

Yes, Winnie the Pooh did say this…despite being a toy he is full of wisdom for all of us! Today is the final day of 2018 and a great time to stop and do nothing for a while.  Maybe you can use this time to reflect on the year or dream of the possibilities that 2019 could bring.  When we use time to stop and just be, ideas can come, opportunities unfold and potential can be realized. Doing “nothing” could also be walking, sitting, relaxing and staring at your computer at work pretending to be working while instead you are meditating, reflecting, dreaming etc. (I won’t...

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“We all have within us a centered place of wisdom, harmony, and strength”-Arianna Huffington @ariannahuff #happyholidays #wisdom #strength #zen #mentalhealth #selfcare #inspiration #happiness #harmony

Posted on Dec 24, 2018

Our hope is that this 2018 weekly Blogspiration has given you the inspiration to make positive changes in your life for personal wellbeing as you continue on your journey of growth. The quote this week is to remind you that at the center of yourself, is a person who is happy, strong and creative.  It may not seem like you have those qualities on the worst days, but they are there! Enjoy the holidays while finding peace and positivity in the small moments that matter most.  You know what those are 😉   Happy Holidays from Life Prep...

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“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have”-Anonymous #strong #mentalhealth #family #depression #anxiety #strength #holidays #courage #boundaries #conflict #choice #relationships

Posted on Dec 17, 2018

Family is often a topic that comes up around the holidays…sometimes it’s positive, sometimes it’s negative.  One thing I’ve noticed over time in being a therapist is when clients do the work and change for the better, certain (negative) family members often have a hard time accepting these changes.  When we develop better communication skills, courage to say our feelings, the ability to say “no” and create boundaries, it is not well accepted by the people who test you, say hurtful things and have certain expectations.  These scenarios can and do sometimes...

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Vision Boarding Event this Saturday-Come be inspired and set goals for 2019 #goals #inspiration #visionboarding

Posted on Dec 13, 2018

Come join us this Saturday in our Toms River office for Vision Boarding from 10am-11am Snacks will be served Learn to goal set and form the habits you need to reach your goals Create a vision board and other materials to stay inspired for 2019 Bring a friend!  We still have a few spots left Register here 

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“Accept yourself for having trouble accepting yourself. Life is set up to make it hard for people to accept their weaknesses and imperfections” -Mira Kirshenbaum #acceptance #strength #weaknesses #imperfections #perfect #selfcare

Posted on Dec 10, 2018

We all have flaws.  Sometimes certain ones stand out more than others and can be hard to accept.  We may continue to put ourselves down in our head with our self-talk, some of us let this negative talk in our minds consume us and debilitate us from being who we want to be in the first place.  Kindness matters, no one likes a bully anyways. Imperfections can contain their own type of beauty.  For example, I recently bought my daughter a decorated cupcake.  She picked the one that had a little splotch of paint on the top and said “see mommy, they painted it.”  The other cupcakes...

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“Focus on what you do want in life and you’ll be surprised at how much of it shows up” -Hal Elrod #focus #priorities #whatmatters #december #inspire #dreams #possibilities #goals #mindfulness #motivation #selfcare #monday #values

Posted on Dec 3, 2018

Where we focus on attention matters. If you find yourself feeling stressed, a lot of the time it’s because your energy is going to something that doesn’t align with your values.  For example: considering this time of year…if you are stressed about running out to the mall for holiday gifts while your children are irritated to tag along and want to make cookies at home; it’s time to take a step back and look at what’s happening.  Perhaps you are frustrated just thinking about putting on your furry parka,  holiday traffic, crowds, lines and would rather be making...

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“Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it”-Andy Warhol #beauty #perspective #thankful #gratitude #appreciation #thanksgiving #cybermonday #motivationmonday #mindfulness #wonder

Posted on Nov 26, 2018

Coming off of Thanksgiving, I wanted to give out a quote that keeps us in the mindset of gratitude and finding beauty in the little things.  Babies and small children are the best at this…they can look at a stick and smile, appreciating the beauty, texture and sometimes taste of objects we take for granted.  Little kids seeing things for the first time are often blown away and can’t stop talking about their simple experiences.  As adults, we need to reconnect with this sense of wonder of the world. The challenge this week is to take a moment and look around you.  What do you...

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“I have so much to accomplish today that I must meditate for two hours instead of one”-Mahatma Ghandi #mindfulness #awareness #goals #motivation #selfcare #rest #sleep #reboot #energy

Posted on Nov 19, 2018

When our days are packed we tend to leave ourselves behind…and sometimes our coffee.  At least that’s how I judge my time.  If I’m at work at 7am and my coffee is still half full by noon, that’s my sign I need a break!  This quote is a great reminder that when our schedules are full, so are our minds and rest is important for us to re-energize and recoup some energy for whatever’s next in your day.  I realize that this is near impossible for many…lunch breaks are now fantasies, a thing of the past.  Today we are more connected and have more demands than...

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