Intent of the Day: Look at Work Differently

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Everybody’s working for the weekend, right? Popular culture reminds us on every corner that going to work means answering to “the man” and we might not know who “the man” is but we know he probably doesn’t want us to have any fun. But does that have to be the case? Is a job that fulfills and grows you something reserved only for the lucky few? We don’t think so. Our intent is to notice what opportunities are available to us. Our intent is to look forward to our Monday. Our intent is to look at work differently.

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6 Ways to Handle Wedding Stress

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The “Big Day” is almost here. You aren’t sleeping or maintaining focus at work. If you are irritable and grouchy with everyone, including your fiancé, it’s time to get a grip and get back into control of yourself before the best day of your life turns into the worst day ever. You want to look and feel your best on your wedding day in order to enjoy it. Here are six ideas to make sure you are a beauty and not a beast on that big day. Continue reading

We Are Human Beings Not Human Doers

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Getting the BEING back in our DOING for a more fulfilling, happier work, life, balance.

Whoever invented the TO DO list had a great concept, however, knowing the multi-taskers we are, I’m sure it was a woman, but none the less, I bet, she or he didn’t expect our modern day society to take ‘TO DO” to a whole new stratosphere.

Every day we witness women silently drowning in their “To Do Lists”. Beyond this it appears we’ve become a society which is living under a mindset or more bluntly put, the misconception, that constantly “Doing” is the way to justify our existence: to prove to the world and ourselves that our lives are valuable, that we matter and have relevance.  Or should we be asking our self, is it an easy way to avoid the things we don’t want to face and deal with.

As a toddler I was fondly called Dodo by my family, not because I was fascinated by poop or had some special agenda to prove my existence, but because I wanted to explore and do many things for myself and fully experience what was before me at that very moment. In other words, to be fully engaged just as every free spirited toddler is, not at a scheduled time, but to be fully engaged right then and there in the moment. However, as people grow into adulthood so many feel the need to show the world what good “DOERS” they are for some sort of affirmation and to be known for what they DO rather than who they are and the depth of what they’re contributing.

Work, life balance is critical: in other words balancing BEING with your DOING is critical to your success as a “Human Being” on this planet. The majority of American defines success as our careers, but in essence, success is how you approach and live your life in totality as a “whole being” rather than a fragmented one.

Creating a sense of life balance is fundamental to a feeling of overall success and happiness. Balance is achieved with the right blend of BEING versus DOING toward career, community, family and your self.

So how do we practice introducing a little more balance and real connection in our lives so we can become present in our DOING instead of lost in our BEING.

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Intent of the Day: Share your #Wellfie

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What is your Wellfie?
Jiyo is the new wellness site that is ask you to share your wellfie- an image that picture that captures the best version of who you are in an effort to spread more love, joy and gratitude.

Perhaps that is in the midst of working on a passion project.
Maybe it is over dinner with your family.
Maybe it is when you are exercising or teaching or connecting in general.

Deepak Chopra shares the motivation behind the wellfie here:

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Intent of the Day: Tackle the Little Tasks

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Procrastinating? If you’re like us, it’s possible that you aren’t running from a single huge task, but rather a hundred tiny tasks that have been hanging over you. The more you postpone, the more stress and anxiety builds over things that were never meant to take more than a couple moments of your time. What’s the solution? Rather than become bogged down by maintaining our lives,  our intent is to take care of the little tasks.

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Intent of the Day: Savor the Little Moments

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Savoring small moments doesn’t start and stop with an encouraging needlepoint pillow on your couch. It starts with intentional steps to slow down and capture something that might otherwise easily go unnoticed. It’s the extra time you got to stay cuddled up at home because it was raining outside. It’s the way your kids laugh when you know they’re doing something that’s going to get them in trouble. It’s the last minute coffee with a friend you haven’t seen in a while who wants to share good news. In some mindsets, they are distractions, obstacles, agenda items. In a world of mindfulness and awareness, they are moments, pauses, gifts.

We intend to savor the little moments.

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Intent of the Day: Open to Change

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Your schedule got turned on its head.
Someone backed out at the last minute.
You were going right and now you’re going left.
Large or small, those last minute changes can do a number on your day, your confidence, your productivity. We know you are flying by the seat of your pants as we speak, so just know that our intent of the day is to stay open to change.

You too? Real quick. Here are 3 things to help: Continue reading

5 Ways to Kick start Your Weight Loss Motivation and Rev up Your Health

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It’s impossible for even the most successful people to be motivated all the time. After all, we are only human. To stay motivated you need to be interested, on track and engaged.

Everyone needs a little push now and then, including myself. There are days I am super charged to eat healthy and get to the gym and work hard, and other days I feel like throwing in the towel and simply want to sleep all day. Most days I get up and put in the work because I know it yields results. When you see results from the work you put in, it’s much easier to stay motivated. 

Here are 5 powerful ways to kick start your weight loss motivation in order to rev up your health: Continue reading

Intent of the Day: Trust the Timing

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If we’re anything alike, most days you can wake up feeling like the weight of the world just might be on your shoulders. If something is going to move, if something is going to happen, it’s going to be because you pushed it with all your strength. There are in fact moments where all your strength will be required, but it is not every moment.

It is not and should not be within your power to make everything happen.
Some people weren’t meant to stay in your inner circle forever.
Not every job should last forever.
Every situation is going to give way to the next situation and before you take on the burden of responsibility for how everything plays out, it’s important to remember: TIMING.

The old adage says that if you love something, you should let it go. Having it return to you means that it was always yours. There is plenty of truth to that. Just because you move away from home, doesn’t mean you can’t come back. Just because you were passed up for a dream position today doesn’t mean an even bigger opportunity won’t come knocking tomorrow. Today we intend to let the pressure and the anxiety go. Our intent of the day is to trust the timing.

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Intent of the Day: Something Amazing

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When was the last time you took a risk?
We’re not talking about the kind of risk where you know it’s guaranteed. That, by definition, is not a risk, but we fool ourselves into believing that we’re daring when what we really are is taking calculated steps in a certain direction.

But what about when you have no promises? What about when failure is just as much a possibility as success? How do you gauge when it’s worth taking the leap?
The relationship of your dreams.
The business of your dreams.
A trip, a home, a new chapter?
What is the thing standing between you and the future you dream of?

Our intent is to take a risk on something amazing! You too? Here are 3 things to help: Continue reading

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