Category: Finding Happiness

Sacred Sunday

Sacred Sunday

Sacred Sunday is my time to reconnect with my Divine Soulful Energy! It’s the day I stop and take stock of myself. Who I am and who I want to be. It’s the day I pray for myself, my children and write down my hopes and dreams. Sometimes I simply release old energy and return to a state of gratefulness.

Sacred Sunday is also the time for my world to take a bit of a pause. I remember when even the supermarkets were closed on Sundays. Parents didn’t work and everyone went to eat Sunday dinner.

I suppose I’m longing for a simpler time when people paid attention to those closest to them. A time when people made time to reflect on their hopes and dreams. They took time to truly listen. Today it’s all by text and a quick picture, how many characters can you fit in the shortest space possible?

I think we need to get back to the days of real communications when you heard their voice and looked them in the eye. Maybe some of the bullying and school shootings would stop if kids had to be accountable for how they made someone feel. As it stands now, people type a few words on their phone and don’t think anything else about it. They aren’t faced with the hurt they have caused because its just words on a screen.

If kids had to say the words they type in person they would be more mindful of the reaction they caused. If they are encouraged to truly connect with other people they would not feel so alone in this world. That’s why Sacred Sundays are so important. It’s the day that we can tap into our humanity and ourselves

Creating a Vision Board

Creating a Vision Board

What is a vision board? Great Question! A vision board is a place to put all the things that you want to come into your life. It’s about dreaming and manifesting your biggest dream and listening to what your heart is telling you!
How do you really want to spend your day? Do you want to move to a larger home or one on a mountain top? Looking for the perfect partner? Everyone knows that the key to having what you want is to truly KNOW what you want. When you visualize yourself living with what you want the universe takes notice! Keep in mind that those visions an change as we gain more knowledge.
This will be a fun day with wine and light snacks! A day to celebrate and MANIFEST! The spoken word is powerful, but the written word is unbelievable!
Please share this with your friends!
**What you need to know**
The fee is $30. I will supply magazines, paint, brushes, glue and of course WINE!
You bring the “canvas”. You can literally bring a canvas or a poster board but here are a few other suggestions depending on where (and if) you want to display your “manifestation art”.

**MIRROR ~ Any size The dollar store usually has some nice size ones. I suggest a mirror because in magic a mirror is a powerful way to send your desire to the universe. You can also write affirmations on them with a dry erase marker.

**PICTURE FRAME ~ you may decide that you want to proudly and decoratively display your piece.

**Small or large canvas

**Large or small poster board. Even a 3-sided project board would work nicely.

Or any other thing that you want to put your dreams on. If you have a question about a display item that I haven’t mentioned, send me a message.

Are You Ready For Your Summer Body?

Are You Ready For Your Summer Body

Most of us are not… and the main reason is STRESS. We spend so much of our time running around taking care of someone else and multitasking our life that we forget to take care of ourselves. We eat in our cars, conduct business meetings driving on the interstate and catch up with a friend while watching our children play sports. The whole thing is EXHAUSTING!

I heard a story (probably on facebook) about a man that left his problems on a tree in his front yard as soon as he came home from work. The story goes that before he walks into his house he touches the tree; symbolically leaving his work day and any issues at the tree. When he walks into his home, all of his attention can then be given to his family. The last line was the clincher. He says that he picks up any problems that he needs to address the next day when he leaves for work but miraculously, the problems are never there when he returns. Whether the story is true or not, the concept is incredible! And it got me to thinking about the way I conduct my own life! How much am I missing because I think I’m a great multitasker?

So I want you to think about this: This story represents a complete LACK of multitasking. Multitasking has gotten us into more trouble than we realize. This man completely shifts his focus, dropping one thing to give his complete attention to another area of his life. He is then free to fully and completely connect to his family, effectively reducing the mental stress of focusing on work and the kids at the same time!

The more we multitask, the more stress that builds up. Why? Because we never allow ourselves the time to completely release one situation before beginning another. We are always in “flight mode” creating cortisol in our gut! (There is a ton of information about this on the internet so if you’re interested, check it out). When we finally allow our body to stop, we don’t allow our brain the same courtesy. How many times have you laid in bed at night with a million thoughts crowding your sleep? This is the downside of multitasking! We have trained our brain to think of so many things at the same time that it will not stop. It’s time to retrain your brain…. and when you do, you will lose weight!

So now I know everyone wants to know how!!! If it’s so simple, then how do we do it?? Well let me give you 1 word: HYPNOSIS! That’s right folks! Hypnosis can give you the mental reset that you need! And it’s an hour to yourself that you get to TOTALLY relax!

During the session you’re “allowed” to mentally and physically stop. This allows your body to release all the stress that you have stored and turn off the “flight mode”, returning to our natural state of relaxation. Once you’re relaxed, you will be subconsciously reminded to drink lots of water, make good food choices and eat only when you’re hungry. This will eliminate the urges to stress eat or shove a donut in your mouth as you’re walking out the door. You will be reminded to eat consciously.

Whether you’re religious or not, when we take a moment to bless our food a few things subconsciously happen at once.

1) Our focus shifts from everything else we have going on in our life and redirects it to eating and who we are eating with.  Our brain see this kind of like walking into another room. See it this way: We sleep in the bedrooms, shower in the bathroom and watch tv in the living room. When we get into the bed, it’s our subconscious and conscious signal to sleep.

2) When we sit at the table and say a few words of gratitude, it reminds us that this food is meant to nourish our body so that we will be healthy. What is really happening is you are telling your body to process this food effectively and eliminate what you don’t need. You are giving your organs permission to do their jobs.

3) When you’re in a state of gratitude for one thing, that feeling will flow to other areas of your life. When you are grateful, YOU ARE FULL.

So when you’re ready, give me a call to set up your appointment or simply book online HERE

“I Can’t Be Hypnotized”

I Can’t Be Hypnotized

Is that right? You can’t? If you can’t be hypnotized then please tell me why you’re walking around with a $800 phone that you’re making payments on. Or why you think that $800 is a good price for a phone! I remember when the top of the line phone was $200 and only a few people would even consider paying that much for a phone….

Yes, I know what you’re gonna say! “Smartphones do so much more now… they are, well, smart! I couldn’t live without mine! It carries all of my personal information!” Yes, mine does too, but that doesn’t mean that you were not hypnotized into buying a more expensive phone than you really need!

So, what is hypnosis? Your mind automatically goes into regular hypnotic states and certain periods in the day. Most of the time it is to allow your brain a bit of a rest. When you are in that state, however, you are much more susceptible to outside suggestions. That’s why companies will pay millions to get a commercial during a prime time. They have done extensive research on when your brain is most likely to be most susceptible to their suggestions.

Just like anything, hypnosis can be used for good or not so good. Let’s face it, no one wants to be on stage in front of a large audience quacking like a duck! LOL And we really don’t want or need the added expense of a $800 phone.

There is a tremendous benefit to positive hypnosis. Hypnosis where you train your brain for the results you desire, such as weight loss and to stop smoking. It is also extremely effect in slowing your brain down allowing yourself to completely process your day and release the negative effects of stress. If you allow 15 minutes a day for positive hypnosis you will become more relaxed, less moody and find that you are enjoying life again! So what are you waiting for? Go get positively hypnotized!

You’re being Hypnotized & Don’t Realize

Hypnosis

The definition of Hypnosis is:

hyp·no·sis
hipˈnōsəs/
noun
  1. the induction of a state of consciousness in which a person apparently loses the power of voluntary action and is highly responsive to suggestion or direction. Its use in therapy, typically to recover suppressed memories or to allow modification of behavior by suggestion, has been revived but is still controversial.
    • the state of consciousness produced by hypnosis.

We don’t realize how often we go into a hypnotic state. It happens while driving a route you’re comfortable driving, when we’re watching TV or when doing a daily task. Ever forget if you’ve washed your hair in the shower? Or realized you were almost home without remembering the entire drive? It’s because you went into a hypnotic state. You were relaxed enough to allow your mind to “zone out”.

It happens more often than you think throughout the day and marketers know this. Have you noticed how many commercials are about medications? This is no accident. These marketers know that you’re hypnotized while watching TV so that blast the ads for impotence, high blood pressure, incontinence,  birth control, diabetes, pills to help you stop smoking and… well you’ve seen the commercials.

Years ago they used to make you a little squeamish and thankful that you didn’t have that disease  or the side effects listed at the end. We’ve become so conditioned to these commercials that now when a medication commercial comes on you look at the actor, realize that you’re about the same age and think that maybe you do have the symptoms for that disease that this medicine can cure… Oh and those side effects? Well maybe you don’t have the disease for the medication, but you have just been fed a whole new set of issues that could develop in your life at any minute! YOU HAVE JUST BEEN HYPNOTIZED!

Pharmaceutical companies have spent years “suggesting” that you’re sick… And now, it’s no surprise that you are!

I have decided that I would rather be hypnotized for good, such as to lose weight, feel abundance and possibly to see who I was in a past life! I’m tired of allowing myself to be drawn into this DIS-EASE HYPNOSIS.

What Makes You Happy

What Makes You Happy

Happy Thursday Morning!!!! I’m sitting in the new store with a whole list of “To Do’s” and what I really want to do is write! I’m so excited about this store and all of the potential it has! I want to help people! “Help them do what?” you ask. Help them live a life that they are happy living! A life they are happy to wake up to!

This morning a friend called. She’s on an exciting new journey that will take her back to her home state. She’s got job interviews in her home state and in NC and she really just needs a job. The issue is that when she comes back to NC, she gets horrible vertigo that disappears when she is back in her home state. I said, “It sounds like Spirit is issuing the message loud and clear! You’re not supposed to be in NC. Spirit is telling you that being here affects your equilibrium.”

It’s important to follow not only our hearts, but also the signs that Spirit is showing you. Sometimes we need a health issue to get us into gear!

During that same phone call, I expressed to her how happy I was being in my new store and that every day before I walk in I express gratitude for being here. I LOVE THE SPACE THAT HAS BEEN CREATED! Not only by me, but by the students that come in and the customers that stop by! I can’t wait to get here in the morning and it’s hard to leave at the end of the day. That’s when you know you’re following your path, when everything just falls into place!

We all have to do things that we don’t want to, it’s part of the life we chose. But wouldn’t it be nice to wake up and know that there is 1 thing that you will do only for yourself everyday? I heard in a movie a long time ago a phase that I have kept as my mantra: “Happiness is simply having something to look forward to.”

So…. what makes you happy? If you don’t know, then find something to look forward to everyday!