On longing for your dreams but staring out the window instead……….

On longing for your dreams but staring out the window instead………..

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I needed to be more present. I knew this. I still beat myself up anyway.

I woke up with giant plans for the day, the future, the Earth, and world domination! I made huge lists I was going to conquer all in one day!

When five o’clock or so rolled around and I had accomplished one thing on the list and the dishes…..I would get so grumpy.

Sometimes day to day life takes over and I needed to learn how to ride the wave. The phone will ring  eight times. The kids need rides to practice.  My son wants to tell me what happened at the bus stop.

My son is more important. Taking Mom to the Doctor is more important. My dreams and plans will have to wait…. but….

I am not present enough during these little life moments. I am somewhere in my head worrying about how I’m ever going  to accomplish anything. How? How?

I need to breath and just BE. Be where I am and enjoy it. Breath and  go with the flow. Fighting against the current just makes  for exhaustion. 

“There is no past, there is no future, there is only the here and now”

I’m getting better at this but I am human. There are still day’s where I miss out on the little moments but they  happen less often now.

Taking just fifteen minutes to sit in silence and concentrate on my breath. To meditate on my day. This has been life- changing. I am now up to thirty minutes and the effects last all day.

Looking inside yourself and just allowing yourself to be. Just be. It has made me a better health Coach, a better Mother, and an all-round happier, and calmer person.

Oh, and you are so much more centered. You will get so much more done! By clearing away all that mental clutter in your brain you will tend to see what is really important. I get so much more done now. I also know in my heart what doesn’t really need to be done at all.

“No man ever said on his death bed….I wish I would have worked more.”  ~ Mark Twain

Stuck in a rut?

If  you hated the song on the radio, you would change it right? Seems obvious! Well, why then why do so many lovely people stay in the same life, day after day even they know it’s not what they want and it feels like nothing is working right. Like they are meant for so much more! You are. The possibilities are endless. I know it’s hard . I know it’s scary. I was there for many years and I am still a work in progress.Big time. I have to push myself out of my comfort zone.  I think so many people just don’t know where to begin. You can’t do it all at once. Start with shaking yourself up a bit. Try something new. Get out of the rut you are in. Start with something as small as listening to a new type of music . Read about new concepts. Get up off the sofa and dance with your kids. Start imagining what you would want to do with your precious life if you could be anything or do anything . Scare yourself a little. This photo is of me and my husband in Costa Rica.  I almost didn’t get in that raft because I seriously thought I was going to die! Turned out It was one of the best things I’ve ever done in my life and I could have stayed on shore. I almost did stay on shore. I could have waved while everyone else went downstream. Stayed in my safe little rut. The old me might actually of really  have done that and waited at the local bar , Getting fatter on the rum drinks and calling that vacation. Not anymore. I have changed the radio station and I’m listening to some new tunes! It has opened me up to so many new dreams. Once you break out of the rut you are in you want to change everything that has been bugging you for years, and you can. You can change the job you hate, that bad relationship, write that novel, get in shape, whatever . One day at a time. It’s beautiful. 

I have a magnet on my fridge that say’s  ” The world is full of people who will go their whole lives and not actually live one day. She did not intend on being one of them ”  (author unknown)

Do you choose to be alive? I do.

The wonders of a glass of green juice…

Who would have thought a big glass of green stuff could change my outlook on life so much? It’s like a burst of energy and life in the morning. Beats coffee anyday!

This morning we made a juice of  kale, apples, cucumbers, lime, ginger, broccoli stems, blueberries, and carrots.   You can feel the difference in your body right away. We started juicing about  3 months ago. That big glass of goodness in the morning is one of the best changes of made in my life so far this year.   My son calls it vegetable blood. 🙂

What are you going to feed your body today?  Remember darlings, everything you eat  and drink BECOMES you. A part of you. That freaks me out. I have a way’s to go to get rid of some of the things in there from lord know’s when!   Crap.  I don’t wan to be made of crap anymore! Have an awesome joyful day,  Joanie

Finding your joy

 Hello people out there. Are you having fun?  Sucking the joy out of every day you have on planet Earth? If not, why not? What are you waiting for? Each day that goes by is a day you can never get back. Find a little time to care for you. Feed and love yourself well.  You deserve it. You have been putting it off for long enough! Love ya, Joanie