This past week Tiara wrapped up its first 15 Days to WOW program; a simple yet powerful program in which women (and a couple of brave men) from around the globe took 15 days to focus on themselves and their own well-being. Everyone chose one or more areas they wanted to focus on for 15 days (healthy living, physical fitness, nutritional eating, peace of mind or any other area connected to their well-being). I fully participated in the program and for 15 days, I maintained a vegan diet, made fresh vegetable juice everyday (okay, really I did it 12 of the 15 days!) exercised on a committed schedule, and practiced deep breathing and slowing down daily. At the end of the program, I am feeling stronger, lighter, more centered and more deeply committed to a vegan way of life. But most of all I feel committed to something I see [...]
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We are half-way through 2012 (already!). It is the perfect time to pause, take a deep breath, and commit to making THIS year memorable, magical, and miraculous. How do you do that? By choosing to do something that ignites a spark, makes you laugh, or moves you to tears. What does that look like for you? (You get to decide!) What will you do this year to make it one of your best?
Yesterday I was in a “funk.” There were some logical reasons for it – some situations that are a bit frustrating or upsetting – yet, my emotional state seemed overly distraught given the circumstances. I hate it when I’m in a “funk.” Truly. I just want it to go away. I want to feel happy, motivated, empowered, and good about myself. I do not want to feel weepy, fuzzy, yucky, doubtful, and unclear. Blah!! And…I’m a “how” gal… So I always want to know how to get myself out of the circumstances that I don’t enjoy. How can I get myself out of a funk? Is it possible? Or do I just have to ride it out? Is it sometimes possible? What’s the secret? Where is the OFF switch???! Well, I certainly don’t have the answers because I lived in that funk for most of the day yesterday. Here are [...]
Many people will tell you the Golden Rule is to treat people the way you want to be treated. Actually, I think that’s flawed. I think the Golden Rule is to treat people the way “they” want to be treated. It may sound subtle but the outcome is immensely different. This past week a dear friend told me she was diagnosed with breast cancer. As we sat chatting, I noticed that I wanted to rush in and do all these things for her that I thought would be helpful and I kept asking “how can I help you?” Gratefully I was able to shift from what I could do for her to “what does she want?” Being early in the process, she really didn’t know what she needed or wanted . . . and I said, “I think one of the hardest things for you is going to be [...]