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Get Specific

A few weeks ago, I was working in a group of fellow manifestors and I posed this fill-in the blank statement:

Today I intend to powerfully and successfully manifest________________________________.

Answers ranged from a new job, a car, a dream home, peace on earth, good health and the most common, financial abundance.

Now, theses are all great answers, but it got me thinking, “What IS financial abundance?” Or “What exactly does good health mean?” The answer to these questions is likely different for each person that completed my original statement. It occurred to me with all of these vague answers how is the Universe supposed to know what to deliver to you?

For example, you say, “I want to manifest a new job.” So, the Universe sends you a job, at a fast food restaurant. Not exactly what you intended. Then you end up frustrated because you got a job, but it isn’t what you wanted or dreamt. And the Universe says, “Hey, you said a new job you didn’t give me specifics! Don’t be picky”

Ok, maybe the Universe leaves out the “picky” part.

The point is, often we ask the Universe for something we want, but we are so vague and wish-washy about it that the Universe is left in limbo trying to figure out what we want it to deliver us.

The best way to resolve this miscommunication, is to get REALLY specific about what you want the Universe to deliver to you, put in every detail you can think of: how does it feel, what does it look like, smell like, where are you, who is with you, when is it taking place, how much? Keeping adding as new details occur to you.

Here’s an example:

Hello Universe, I would like a new career that allows me to work anywhere I choose in the world and on my own time schedule. I prefer to work alone or with a group of 3-4 people who share my ideas and passions. I want to use my skills in life coaching to help people achieve their goals and live their best life. I want to receive $15,000 every month in income so that I can travel, donate to my favorite charities, and start my own arts endowment.

Even though you get specific about what you want, DO NOT get too attached to the outcome. You have given the Universe a blueprint to work from, but as in any development process alterations may need to be made for the plans to work out in the fastest, easiest, most beneficial way.

After all if you ask for $1,000,000 and you get $3,000,000 will you be disappointed? Probably not!

I am a fan of adding, “This or something better”, to the end of my manifest requests just to let the Universe know I am open to a variety of options and solutions.

So, the next time you choose to manifest anything: a new car, great health, your soul mate, a nice dinner, or anything else make sure you help the Universe bring it into your reality by giving it a roadmap to follow and allowing the Universe to take a few detours to make the journey more fun and exciting!


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Healthy Finances, Healthy Body

I know it may seem odd to talk about finances on a blog predominately dedicated to health and wellness, but our financial situation can directly contribute to our physical health and well being.

Money is a major source of stress for many people and that stress adversely affects our physical body and our mental state. Constant stress causes us to be in, “fight or flight” mode, which can cause hypertension, cardiovascular disease, a weakened immune system, poor sleep, diabetes, and weight gain.

In addition, healthy eating habits can be difficult or impossible to maintain if you do not have the financial resources to buy nutritional foods, like vegetables, fruits, and lean meat/protein. Let’s face it, eating healthy can be much more expensive than grabbing something from a fast food restaurant.

As a result of these 2 factors, I believe it is critical to spend some time addressing our financial health along with our physical, mental, and spiritual health. We truly can’t have one without the others.

So this week I would like to introduce you to a little exercise that will help you begin to get your financial health tuned up.

Just as you can’t have a healthy body if you fill it with junk food, or a healthy mind if you are focusing on negative thoughts, you can’t have cluttered financial space. What I mean is, if your money/credit cards/checkbook are stuffed into your purse or briefcase with assorted receipts, dried up pens, and old gum wrappers your are not creating a healthy environment for your finances. The same holds true for the loose change floating around your car, couch, etc.

  • Today or over the weekend, take some time to clean out your purse/briefcase, wallet.
    1. Throw out all of the trash
      Organize and file any receipts.
      Line up all of your cash by denomination.
      Sort out gift cards and credit cards and place them in slots.
      Collect and wrap all loose change, cash it in at the bank, or take it to a spare change kiosk. Either deposit the change into your savings account or put it on a gift card. Do the same thing for spare change in your car and around the house.
      Go through other purses, wallets, coat pockets, and anywhere else money may be hiding and collect any forgotten currency.

    By cleaning out, organizing, and nurturing the financial resources directly in your hands you tell your higher power you are ready to be responsible for more money and you open up space for more money to follow in.

    Once you have cleared out and organized your money, you will probably be a little bit richer, and you will be amazed at how much better you feel about your finances and feeling better about money can mean feeling better about your mind and body!

    Feel free to share your experiences below and have a happy, healthy day!


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    What Can You Do This Week to Move in the Direction of Your Goals?

    What do you want to accomplish this week in relation to your goals and what actions can you take to help you get there?

    Do you want to lose weight?
    If so, commit to engaging in some form of purposeful exercise (running, taking a fitness class, lifting weights, etc) for 2-3 hours this week.

    Are you saving to buy a house?
    Try saving a few dollars by making coffee at home or packing your lunch once or twice this week.

    Are you looking for your soul mate?
    Then get out on the town and start meeting people, join a group or charity that interests you, or list out what qualities your soul mate will possess.

    Make a commitment right now to take some form of action at least 3-4 times this week that will help propel you toward your goals. Be bold and make your commitment public by leaving it in the comments below.

    Here is mine: I am committed to talking to 4-5 people about my lifestyle and nutritional coaching program!

    Have a happy, healthy week!


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    What Can You Do This Week to Move in the Direction of Your Goals?

    What do you want to accomplish this week in relation to your goals and what actions can you take to help you get there?

    Do you want to lose weight?
    If so, commit to engaging in some form of purposeful exercise (running, taking a fitness class, lifting weights, etc) for 2-3 hours this week.

    Are you saving to buy a house?
    Try saving a few dollars by making coffee at home or packing your lunch once or twice this week.

    Are you looking for your soul mate?
    Then get out on the town and start meeting people, join a group or charity that interests you, or list out what qualities your soul mate will possess.

    Make a commitment right now to take some form of action at least 3-4 times this week that will help propel you toward your goals. Be bold and make your commitment public by leaving it in the comments below.

    Here is mine: I am committed to talking to 4-5 people about my lifestyle and nutritional coaching program!

    Have a happy, healthy week!


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    What Can You Do This Week to Move in the Direction of Your Goals?

    What do you want to accomplish this week in relation to your goals and what actions can you take to help you get there?

    Do you want to lose weight?
    If so, commit to engaging in some form of purposeful exercise (running, taking a fitness class, lifting weights, etc) for 2-3 hours this week.

    Are you saving to buy a house?
    Try saving a few dollars by making coffee at home or packing your lunch once or twice this week.

    Are you looking for your soul mate?
    Then get out on the town and start meeting people, join a group or charity that interests you, or list out what qualities your soul mate will possess.

    Make a commitment right now to take some form of action at least 3-4 times this week that will help propel you toward your goals. Be bold and make your commitment public by leaving it in the comments below.

    Here is mine: I am committed to talking to 4-5 people about my lifestyle and nutritional coaching program!

    Have a happy, healthy week!


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    We’re Growing!

    Achieve Wellness is growing and I am looking to add a few new clients to our nutritional guidance program.

    This program teaches participants simple, effective lifestyle changes that can put you on the road to the best body and best health of your life. And thanks to the techniques you learn in the program you’ll learn how to stay there. No fad diets or short term results here. In fact, this is a long term program that progresses you slowly so you have time to absorb and master your new habits. If you are in a rush to lose weight, this is not the program for you.

    If you are interested in finding out how you can finally learn to live a healthy life rather than diet, click the link below and fill out our “New Client Survey”. Space in the program is limited, so don’t wait too long.

    Yes, I am ready to get healthy!

    What do you have to lose (except a few pounds)?

    Thank you and have a happy healthy day.


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    What’s Your Goal Look Like?

    Playing games can be a fun and effective method for helping you reach your goals.

    Today, let’s have some fun.

    Pictures only, no words…

    Have fun and be creative!

    Here’s mine:


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    Beginners’ Guide to Healthy Eating

    If you are like most people I know, your hectic schedule often means you have no time to the little things, often they get put aside so as to get seemingly the more important things done.   Like this year’s resolution to eat healthy, for example! We miss meals, eat wrong food groups, grab meals on the run,  all for the sake of saving time.  Along with the failure to exercise, many forget the problems this life style can have on our health and wellness.  We get run down, over weight, stressed out and sometimes worse.  These symptoms are a reminder from our body that we need learn better eating habits.
    If you’re currently not eating a healthy diet, it can be difficult to get started. However, healthy eating along with some exercise is very important for maintaining a good bodily function and goes a long way towards living a disease-free life. If you struggle with healthy eating, then you know that breaking unhealthy habits can be the most difficult part of the process. Therefore, if you truly want to live the best lifestyle possible, it is important to follow tips in order to start eating a more healthy diet.

    A great first step when you want to start eating your way to a healthy life style is to rid your home of all temptations that will distract you from following better eating habits. Ideally, it would be a wise to keep junk foods and beverages out of your house so as not be tempted to snack during the day.  If you’re worried about getting hungry, keep healthy snacks like carrot sticks, yogurt, fresh fruit, or whole-wheat crackers on hand.  If you find that you just cannot bear to toss out the sweets, try keeping something tiny on hand, peppermints or miniature chocolates.  Eating a few, (emphasis on few) of these won’t ruin your diet but also will give you that little sugary fix you rave.  I buy full-sized chocolate bars and break them into pieces which I keep at my office.  Before I leave work I grab a piece to bring home with me for an after dinner snack.

    Another great step to healthy eating, when you’re first starting the process, is to take a few moments to learn what foods are the healthiest for you and how they work within the body.  To start eating healthily we must begin by thinking healthily.  Most people understand that fruits, vegetables, and low-fat meats and dairy products are good for you, but few people understand why.  The key is learning about nutrients. When you understand how specific nutrients work and why you need them, it becomes more reasonable for you to make healthier choices for your body. Knowledge really is power!

    Preparation is a major key in commencing a new healthy diet.  You must take into consideration your schedule for meals.  If you often eat in a hurry at odd times of day, you’re more inclined to grab a rushed meal which will probably do more harm than good.  So plan ahead!  Instead of grabbing a fast food lunch on the go, take a bagged lunch to work, complete with a healthy wrap and some fresh fruit and vegetables. Remember not to forget your evening meal, a simple plan to have a meal ready before you get home would be perfect, but in our fast paced life style, sometimes this just can’t be done.  One way to solve this problem is to plan out your evening meals for the week, on your days off.  Perhaps just before you do your weekly shopping.  Another warning: when going to the shops, do not venture there hungry because you are more likely to pick processed low nutrient foods. That becomes the first break in your healthy eating.  Also shop the outer edges of the store and stay out of the middle aisles where many of the unhealthy food options live.

    Initially you may find it very difficult to make the necessary changes to healthier eating. Along with the difficulty of change, you may not feel well for a short period of time. Usually this is normal as your body is adjusting to your new and improved life style and is cleansing itself from the unhealthy toxins built up from poor eating habits. However if this feeling continues or you are worried a visit to your doctor would be the correct thing to do.

    Start with baby steps. Even if you only replace one soda a day with a glass of water, you are really improving your calorie intake. If you eat fast food every day for lunch, try replacing that half of the time with better quality foods. When you start by taking small steps you aren’t cutting out all of the foods you love all at once. By taking your time to learn about your eating habits and slowly replacing them with better meals, by taking the time to learn and understand why you should be doing that and making the necessary changes in an orderly fashion, you will feel much better within yourself physically, mentally and emotionally and well on the road to becoming as healthy as you can be

     


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    Tuesday Tip of the Week – Have a Snacking Plan

    No matter how well you plan, prepare, and pack your meals, there will be times when something comes up that interrupts your best laid plans. An unexpected business call, a long line at the bank, or overtime at your child’s soccer game can mean you miss a meal or need an extra snack.

    One of the tips I give my clients for this situation is to have a snack attack plan. I encourage my clients to make a list of quick healthy snacks they can pick up at the convenience store, coffee shop, or drug store. Then I suggest they keep the list on their phone. That way when the need for a snack arises they can dash into the store with a “shopping list” of acceptable treats. This not only saves them time by limiting the amount of time they spend looking for a snack but also prevents them from grabbing the closest possibly least nutritious option.

    A few of the snacks I recommend are:

    • String cheese
    • Greek yogurt
    • Hard boiled eggs
    • Low carb protein shakes
    • Apples

    Or

    • Serving size hummus

    Taking a few minutes to create your own list can ensure you make healthy choices on the go!


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    Tuesday Tip of the Week – Have Some Fun

    Sometimes we can get so caught up in striving to reach our goals that we forget to stop and smell the roses.

    This week take and hour or two (maybe more) to do something that brings you joy. Whether you take a long walk, play a board game with family, indulge your creative side through painting or coloring, or even take in a sporting event allow yourself to let lose and have some fun.

    If you do, you will find it easier to traverse the path to your goals.