Thursday, October 10, 2013

Wise Words: Be Nice To Yourself

be nice to yourself

 

When you are UP, it’s easy to stay UP.  When you are DOWN, it’s easy to stay DOWN.  So why not aim to stay UP as much as you can?!  Often times we are our own worst enemy, our own harshest critic.  When we sit and pick at ourselves, and point out all of the negative, then we keep ourselves DOWN and unhappy.  Because how can you be happy if someone is constantly telling you negative things about yourself? Especially when that someone is YOU! So be kind to yourself, say nice things to yourself when you look in the mirror, and bring yourself back UP to a happy place! Only you have the power to change your own perspective!

 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Wise Words: Pick Wisely

inspire or drain

Have you every noticed that your mood can change depending on who you are with?  We all know those people who fill us with inspiration and excitement every time we are with them.  And we also know those people who seem to suck all the energy out of us.  Let’s call them, time burglars. The energy that you surround yourself with is so important because it can affect your mood which can lead to positive thinking or negative thinking… which in turn starts to determine productivity level and general outlook on life!  The more that you surround yourself with inspiring people, places, and things the more that you will feel inspired, happy, and positive! It might not sound easy, but in the end, watch how much easier LIFE gets….and feels.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Wise Words: If It Scares You…

if it scares you

Facing one’s fears is the hardest thing to do. And yet it is the most important thing to do.  Coming face to face with our own demons isn’t easy, but it’s necessary in order to move from one phase of life into the next.  The next time you come across something that is a little scary, try to confront it instead of turning away.  You might just find some peace and relief when all is said and done!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Wise Words: Be Yourself

be yourself

Sometimes the hardest thing in the world to do is to actually be yourself! We often spend so much time trying to fit in or go with everyone else’s “flow” that we forget to value ourselves and trust ourselves and love ourselves! When you remember to accept yourself and express yourself, that is the time when you can truly empower yourself!  And when you empower yourself you can do anything and truly inspire those around you!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Wise Words: Put On Some Lipstick

pour yourself a drink

Amen Liz! We’ve all had those days that just don’t go our way.  We can choose to let those days defeat us OR we can… “Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together!”  It’s the little things that can often make us feel better, like taking our dog on the quiet walk that WE needed to… or putting on our favorite shade of lipstick. Next time you are having a bad day try doing one little thing to make yourself feel better and see how easy it is to let something small change your entire mood!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Wise Words: Don’t Stumble Over The Past

behind you

 

Raise your hand if you have ever been guilty of mentally getting stuck in the past… Our hands are raised! We’ve all done it! But has it ever really been productive? Nope. The past is the past. You can’t change it.  But you can change your future! So learn from the past and then leave it there. Spending too much time fixated on prior events will only cut into your present. We think the best is yet to come, mostly when we are able to apply all of the many lessons that got us here today!

 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Wise Words: Different is Beautiful

different is beautiful

Why would you want to just “fit in” when being different is such an amazing gift! It is the things that make us different that also make us unique, special, and beautiful.  Think about Elizabeth Taylor’s extra row of eyelashes that made her eyes pop, Cindy Crawford’s mole that accentuates her mouth, or Kate Moss’ wide set eyes that give her a dreamy look. And there are so many more examples of beauty that stem from differences.  Those features set those women apart, they could have chosen to see them as flaws but instead they embraced and celebrated those things that made them different and turned them into symbols of beauty!  What makes you different?

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Wise Words: Love Yourself

love yourself

It can be remarkably easy to focus on the negative and ignore the positive!  When we look in the mirror sometimes it’s easier to see the one thing we don’t love, like some new lines, or a few extra pounds, or a blemish. BUT, if you step back and look at the whole picture you might just realize that that is only one small detail in a much bigger picture!  That even if you have one or two small blemishes on your face, that still leaves over 90% of the skin your face blemish free!  Think about that… are you focusing on the 10% or the 90%?  We say focus on the majority, which is positive, and you will start to feel more positive overall!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Wise Words: Try and Triumph

try and triumph

 

Just a little extra “umph” can go a long way!  It is truly amazing how just a tiny bit more effort can push you to the next level, whether it is in your fitness routine, workplace, personal life, etc.  It’s easy to come up with ideas and to set goals, but actually getting to achieve those goals and seeing those ideas through to fruition comes with putting in that extra effort, with going that extra mile, with that little extra “umph!”  So don’t be afraid to push yourself, just go for it, you’ll see that a little extra goes a looooong way!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Wise Words: Knock on Doors

knock

 

We all have doors of opportunity sitting right in front of us. They might be hard to recognize after days, months, or years of quieting the truth. Often times, we are staring at a opportunity and we are afraid to grab it. But how do you expect the opportunity on the other side of that door to know you are there if you never knock?  Sometimes in life we just have to reach out, make our presence known, grab the opportunity, and go for it!