2017 New Year, New You!

It’s been several months since I’ve written in my Blog as I personally have not been “feeling good”. 2016 was quite a challenging year for many of us and I have to say that I am personally so very glad it’s over! Now, with a New Year, it’s time to focus on the positive, A New Year, a New You! It’s time to wipe the slate clean and focus on what we DO want, letting go of what we don’t want anymore.

So many of us were deeply affected by 2016 in a negative way, for various reasons, that we were flat on the floor so to speak. I know I was, my derriere had been kicked to the curb. BUT, when you are down, the only way to go is UP and sometimes it’s hard to do unless you have help, but you are worth it. Yes, you!!

Here are some of the ways I am pulling myself up –
Mike Dooley has an online program called – Love Your Life in 30 Days – I am loving this so far. I’m only on Day 10 but what I’ve felt so far is a momentum building and it’s making a huge difference for me. Look, I’m writing again and it’s been a long time since I’ve felt inspired to do so.

Daily OM online classes – I love these! Been doing them for years and there always seems to be one or two classes that resonate with me. Currently, I’m taking Sara Wiseman’s course “Opening Yourself to Your Guides and Angels”. I mean, how can you go wrong with a person named “Wise man?” Love her voice, love her teachings.

I’m also doing other things as well, reconnecting with friends and family that I have not spoken with in years. All of these actions contribute to a full life and that is my intention for 2017 – To Live Big!!

Oprah’s magazine “O” has a photo of her on the cover at the Grand Canyon with the caption “Live Big”. I have it hanging on my bedroom wall, it’s the first thing I see in the morning and the last thing I see at night.  So Inspirational!

It’s time to stop playing small, to be who we truly are and live life fully. if not now, when? Staying small helps no one. We each have a purpose and many gifts to share with the world and from what I can see the world could use some positive inspiration right now!

So, if you’re down, get up, stand up, show up, focus on what you want your life to be. What are your burning desires? What is truly in your heart? No one else is going to hand it to you, I know, I was waiting for a long time for that to happen and nothing, (cricket sounds) lol. Go and gather your inspirational materials (there are so many out there) or whatever it is that helps you move forward to live the life of your dreams!

If you would like to share any inspirational ideas or thoughts please feel free to do so, I’m always open to positive ideas.

Here’s to your health and well being, until next time,
Helen Marie

Exercise

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Do you remember when you were a kid and you loved to run all over the place? Yeah, me neither! Just kidding. I do remember feeling so free and light and I would go so far so fast, used to love it!

Not too sure when that ended but I think it was right around puberty, when my body started to change and let’s just say that running became really uncomfortable.

But I do love walking. To me there’s nothing better than being outside in the fresh air hopefully feeling a cool breeze on my sweaty skin. I love to sweat, releases all those yucky toxins from the body and in the heat, it keeps us cool. The sounds of nature help me to become more at peace and ease also, it’s a win win.

There are some times though that we encounter someone who feels the need to talk on and on and on and on. This was the case for me this morning at the park.  A lady was talking to her dog, very loudly repeating the same thing over and over and I thought to myself if I was that dog running away would be a good option!  So that’s exactly what I did, it motivated me to get my rear in gear and hustle so I was not able to hear her anymore.

Some of the benefits of exercise are: Uplifting our moods, helps with weight control, boosts our energy, helps to combat health conditions such as high blood pressure, arthritis, depression, anxiety, heart disease, improves sleep, improves sex life and so many others.

What can keep things fresh for you is if you enjoy a variety of activities.  If you do, then you will never be bored working out, just keep mixing up your workouts and keep them fun.

I have a pilates reformer machine that I like to use and free weights along with stretching on my foam roller for better circulation and because it just feels great!  Sometimes I go through a yoga spurt and really feel great from that!

It’s funny, as our bodies get older we realize how important it is to take care of them because we feel the discomfort immediately when we don’t. When sitting too long we can become stiff and achy, the body lets us know when we don’t move as much as it wants us to.

So get out there and enjoy your bodies! Keep them mobile and you will be grateful that you did as you get older, trust me. Remember, a body in motion stays in motion!

Here’s to your health and well being!

Helen Marie

Political Circus

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There is a line in a favorite movie of mine, “Eat, Pray, Love” where Javier Bardem says to Julia Roberts character, “You don’t just need a man, you need a champion!”

Truer words have never been spoken regarding our upcoming political elections.  We need several champions (in my opinion), Congress, Senate, House of Representatives, all new elected politicians. Champions who look at the bigger picture for our children and our children’s children, and so on……

When making and passing laws the long term effects must be considered and respected. There is too much at stake now. We have too many delicate decisions that need to be made by people of character who have all of our best interests at heart.

Right now the people we have in most positions in government have let us down and I know the majority of us are fed up! We want change and we want it now, no more greed and corruption. Greed has taken over and the good of the majority are not even considered anymore. Makes me very sad for us, our children and future generations who will be cleaning up our messes. They should not have to suffer on our account.

There are some ways that we the people can take back control by our actions. If we do our homework we can effect the bottom line for these corporations who are poisoning our environment and taking over our government. We can find out what products they produce and simply not buy them.   Done in multiple numbers this will hurt their bottom line more than you can imagine. Corporate greed can be suffocated by our purchasing power! Seems like common sense, doesn’t it?

We all need to become consciously AWARE and AWAKE! The time is now for us all to reclaim our beautiful nation! To make it safe and clean it up in all ways. To do that we need to follow the money trail, that will tell us who is in control and behind the self serving actions that are happening in this great country of ours.

When you vote, please vote with your conscience. It is imperative that we suffocate prejudice and hate and start treating each other the way we want to be treated ourselves. It is 2016 after all and we have come a very long way to become equals on most playing fields. There is some work still to be done but I would be very disappointed if we went backwards.  Hopefully, most Americans will be using common sense on election day and we will have our beautiful country back with the respect and dignity we all deserve.

Here’s to your health and well being!

Helen Marie