Let's consider wonder. To experience it senses are awake (& awakened). Usually a little openness of heart & mind plus curiosity is required. Wonder is a direct experience i. e not conceptual or theoretical. For wisdom to come from wonder implies wisdom is far more than what happens between our ears. This morning I'm reminded that both are more likely to happen when mind & body are receptive, interested, awake. And relaxed! 😊 Wishing everyone moments of wonder & wisdom today #wonder#wisdomofthebody
I was never really a “fake it till you make it” kinda gal. I’ve always worked my a$$ off for what I have!
I’m all for jumping all in but rather than “faking it” until you find your way, why not have faith that you already have.
It won’t always be perfect - you’ll fall and fail (I don’t particularly like that word as it sounds so negative) but you have 2 choices when that happens: •pack it in cuz hey you have it your best college try and it just didn’t work out
OR •you get your a$$ back in the game, learn from your so-called failure and fight like hell for what you want. Keep working, keep pushing, keep falling and getting back up. You’re worth it and are capable of achieving the greatness you seek.
I love being able to help people realize their potential, set crazy a$$ goals that seem so scary but will get them closer to where they want to be, believe in themselves and start their own businesses that can change their lives! This is my passion and it lights my soul on fire!
We have a sneak peek coming up that will give you a glimpse of what I’m talkin’ about. I’m looking for 10 women who want to build the future they’ve always dreamed of! No obligations, just info...open your mind, stop faking it and start facing it! DM me if you want into the sneak peek!
i found out the craziest thing on monday...
at my daughter’s (alternative health) doctor’s appointment for her lyme disease treatment, i had a test done.
after compiling all my ailments (fatigue, TMJ, hands hurting, sinus headaches 3-4 days/week, brain fog), i wanted to rule out lyme disease for myself.
wouldn’t you know it... i have not one...
but 3 strains of lyme. 🤯 none of which would appear on a standard blood test.
i’ve had some of these symptoms for yearrrsssss. ⠀⠀
it makes me wonder- how long have i been living with this disease?
it also makes me wonder- how many of you are living with the disease and don’t know it?
🔸did you know there are almost 30 strains of lyme disease?
🔸did you know typical blood tests only test for 1 or 2 strains?
🔸did you know that anything that bites (mosquitoes, gnats, fleas, bed bugs, biting flies) can transmit lyme... not just ticks? ⠀⠀
yeah, me either. 🤯
⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #themoreyouknow#lymedisease#lymediseaseawareness#lymediseasewarrior#alternativemedicine#alternativehealth#alternativehealthcare#keepanopenmind
Last school year was as close to unbearable as it gets for our boy. By the end of the 4th grade he had shut down completely, refused to participate whatsoever in class, was depressed, anxious and angry. Every day was a battle. When it was time to start a new school year we were all on high alert. I promised him I wouldn’t put him through another year like the last. I was researching home school and online school options as a Plan B. But we also talked about going in with an open mind and an open heart. We reminded him of all the things he loves about school and asked him to just try his best. Today I got a call from the school and my immediate reaction was, oh shit! Jaxon was on the other end of the line, he had been called into the Principals office because he was being recognized for his massive improvement! The principal told me that he has seen so much growth and maturity in Jaxon this year. I am so grateful and proud ❤️ #mamabear#thistooshallpass#keepanopenmind#percerverance#school#boymom#youcandohardthings#grateful
5 2710 October, 2019
Things @lvest1123 suggested in class: Try pressing from Crow/Crane to handstand with the strap! It really helps some people!
Things I thought/verbalized (never one to hold it all in, me 🤣🤣🤣):
•I don't like the strap
•My legs weigh approximately 10,000 lbs
•I'll never be able to do that
Less than an hour later = this video. 💃💃🤸🏼♀️🤸🏼♀️ So grateful for teachers who:
✓Give me opportunities to challenge myself
✓Push me to be open-minded, to try it again, to step outside my comfort zone
✓Sometimes know my practice better than I know it myself
✓Have faith in me when I "know" I can't
It's easy for me as a teacher to see the incredible potential in each and every student, to trust their strength and resilience, and to be totally open-minded about their ability to progress and develop in their practice. It's so much harder for me to do that as a student. The temptation to be complacent and stay in my comfortable rut where I know all my limits and what I can and can't do is strong. But it's really, really rad when I bust out of that rut and do something I never thought I could. 😁😁😁 Thanks again for the push @lvest1123!!! 🙏🏻💜🙏🏻
20 8110 October, 2019
📢 When it comes to your love life, you can either: a) be a passive participant OR b) be an active participant.
Flirting and showing interest in someone isn’t something that always comes naturally, but if you are hoping to meet your ideal partner you must master this skill. There’s no need to overdue it, but why would a stranger invest time and energy into getting to know you better if you are unwilling to confirm or deny your interest in them to begin with? Listen to my thoughts via @beautifullyshaded w/ @kimberlandj.
Why is it we don’t seem to learn very quickly as a species? We make the same mistakes – fall for the same charlatans who give us enemies, make us promises and fire up our passions but nothing good ever comes of it. And we all learn and move on and then a few generations down the road, here comes another cadre of conmen – looking for money and power. The enemies and promises rise again as does the anger of the people. Then they are all dead and everything has changed and we do it all again.
I’ve been stepping out of my comfort zone a lot lately in all areas of my life. It feels scary, initially I don’t want to do it, but then (after having a good word with myself) I think what is the worst that can happen? I then feel great for trying something new and pushing those boundaries. We get one life and we are the only ones who can change it 💫
2 289 October, 2019
On the Radio - Donna Summer 📻 'Say what you really feel'. 🍁
Today is the festival of Dussehra, celebrating the victory of good over evil. On this day, the Indian Hindu business community worships machines, technology and other mediums that help them earn a living, as a way to give thanks to their god all mighty. Thank you to our very own Jalpa Patel for bringing the traditions of this celebration to the ZenGenius team and sharing your culture with us each and every day.
There are levels to this shit. .
We live in a multidimensional, multidensity universe. Where the illusion of time isn’t actually linear and the dream world might not actually be just your subconscious firing off trash meanderings but a place we go. Where this life on earth ain’t « it » or the end and perhaps you don’t only live once #yolo . We’ve barely cracked the surface scientifically on how atoms behave, the electromagnetic fields within our bodies and pretty sure we aren’t the only intelligent life form out there. There’s so much we are still discovering so it would be gravely limiting to keep a closed mind to everything there is out there to discover. Maybe it’s possible to still make miracles, but maybe they’re only called miracles because we haven’t figured out the how part of it yet. .
Challenging your mind is just as important as challenging your body 🏋🏻♀️
Just like going to the gym, reading a good book, blog or article is a fantastic way of not only keeping our minds sharp, but keeping them open!
I have an almost permanent rotating stack of books 📚 that live on my bedside table, reading has always been one of my favourite ways to wind down..
Someone once told me a curious mind is a receptive mind.. so stay curious, you never know what you might learn 💡
1 208 October, 2019
I heard this yesterday from another coach….she got it from a book…which I can’t remember but will find. I think it’s one of 2 I took a screenshot of from her page, LOL! #bookstalker
She was talking about looking at rejection with a different perspective. The paint is to look at rejection as PROTECTION...or as guidance away from something not meant for you.
-that dude or lady you’ve been after rejects you; they weren’t mean for you then and there is someone better out there
-you don’t get a job you worked so hard for; keep your eyes peeled for another open door to a better role
-someone else gets the house that you want; that house doesn’t suit you best
-you didn’t get into the college you wanted; the 2nd choice is actually better for you
I mean maybe that person is abusive, or that job has a crappy boss, or that house has all the spiders, or that 2nd college is where you’ll meet your spouse! You see the point.
So next time you feel rejected, think of it as God’s way (or the Universe’s) of protecting you from something bad or mediocre…..then keep your eyes and your mind open for another opportunity.
Hope this helps someone!I If not now, remember it for the future.
Day 6 husky. #inktober is encouraging me to carve out a little time to draw. It’s not about being great at drawing it’s about trying things I might not otherwise and getting on with something! I’m often more interested in the arbitrary marks around the drawing rather than the drawing itself. It’s all drawing! #inktober2019#inkandstick#waxresist#happyaccident#keepanopenmind
0 246 October, 2019
I wanted to take a moment to share a little bit about my fitness journey.
[Photo on the left]: Fitness has been a passion of mine for many years and a couple years ago I started to get into weight lifting & strength training. I would spend hours in the gym lifting weights (barbell, dumbbells and machines) for hours, focusing on a muscle group each day. I made significant gains in terms of muscle growth and toning but the truth was I was always hopping from plan to plan not really sure what I was doing. I never really satisfied in terms of the way my body looked and was always searching for the next best program.
However, in my journey I joined two gyms when I lived in CT that truly taught me so much in terms of lifting weights & programming — SPD and AMPED fitness. It was a sad day when I had to leave both of those gyms because the workouts, the community and the coaches were truly amazing.
[Photo on the right]: Fast forward to present day (well actually just under a year ago). When I moved to Buffalo it meant that I was leaving my fitness community that I had grown to love. What I loved most about the gym I used to go to was that a trainer taught the workouts in person in a group setting — so it required no thinking and I was seeing results. It allowed me to really push myself and know that I was targeting the muscles properly.
Well then I moved — and I started to panic about where I was going to workout. Insert at home workout programs here. Let me tell you they have been LIFE CHANGING. And I don’t just say that to say that. I am in the best shape, most confident and just feel the best I have ever felt. I truly never thought these workouts that I can stream from a device would make such an impact, but they have. A trainer shows up at my house (on a screen) and tells me exactly what to do in under 30 minutes — and it still leaves me sweaty, out of breath and seeing results. .
My words of advice would be to never knock something until you’ve really tried it. You might be surprised how much it can impact your life for the better.
6 355 October, 2019
I've been on such a HIGH, since attending the MS Can Be Summit in TO, 2 weeks ago & have been aware that it wouldn't last!! It's back to reality & you are not constantly surrounded with people who are understanding of what you are going through & constantly building you up!
I decided to go out of my comfort zone, yesterday and went to visit someone that I haven't spoke to, since standing up for myself & my mom. I, then spoke up about being tired & in pain & being done for the day at 8pm. I was then pushed outside of my comfort zone out in public, where I tried to walk back into it, by removing myself from the situation. I was struggling with my mood/thoughts of the past.. I tried to shake it off & was SHOVED out of my comfort zone by someone speaking to me about someone that traumatized me a couple years ago!! Still trying to shake it off & take control, someone accidentally spilt their beer all over me, which brought me right back to that traumatic night (same beer was spilt on me). I walked away, instead of crying or yelling. I was being called back, but I kept walking. I started to question my thoughts & actions/reactions; I was getting angry & DID NOT want to be!! I wanted to call my sister to be reassured I was doing the right thing/vent about my situation. Instead of getting myself worked up even more, I took time with my thoughts/emotions & took deep breaths. I slept on it.
If we could just start there and treat each other based on the fact that we’re all human. We didn’t ask to be born, or choose our lives or parents, but we’re going along and doing the best with what we have for ourselves and our families and friends. That’s all.
Keeping an open mind is one of the most powerful ways to bring new possibilities into your life.
Ask yourself today and every day going forward, 'How can I keep an open mind?' and choose to observe rather than judge.
This is how you allow more abundance, creativity, along with new people, or opportunities to come your way.
✅ PLEASE READ: so while at FIBO I had a man come up to me and was super excited to thank me, I asked for what obviously and he said for posting my skipping videos. Confused I asked "what's so special about them lol I just skip?" He proceeded to tell me that he was in a horrible car accident and had broken his femur as well as many other bones and would not be able to function the same as before and he thought my skipping videos were really neat and he made it his goal to be able to skip. When he talked to me he showed me a video of him skipping and it literally took the words out of my mouth, I didn't know what to say.... To me it was just a video of me skipping and sharing a story but to this man it helped him recover. I WILL NEVER not be grateful for having the platform in which I do to potentially help better another human being 🙏🏼🙏🏼
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While skipping a Bodybuilder came up to me: •
Bodybuilder: "Why are you skipping? That's so "gay". Skipping is for chicks" •
Me: "I'm assuming that you possess the athleticism and hand eye coordination of a fu*king Potato and You yourself cannot skip, which is why you deem it "Gay" or for chicks.... Now move or you're gonna get hit in the face by my Big Gay Skipping Rope"
If you're not challenging yourself and only doing the same stagnant exercises and training day in and day out how do you expect to progress in life. Step out of your comfort zone, don't be afraid to fail, laugh at yourself. No one expects you to be phenomenal your first time ☺️ try yoga and fall on your ass, laugh it off. Try badminton, see how uncoordinated you really are 😂 laugh and have fun. Life's short, laugh and grow. 😊 #KeepAnOpenMind
✅ Tag a friend to try something new this week