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The Power of “IS/ARE” statements

A few months ago, I wrote about the power of, “I AM” statements.  In that post, I suggested you use “I AM…” statements to help you powerfully manifest the life of your dreams.  In the eyes of The Universe, “I am” statements are statements of fact.  Whatever you say you are is what you are, as far as The Universe is concerned.  As a result, consciously making empowering, “I AM” statements can help shape and define your life.

The great thing about “I am” statements is you can use them to help improve your relationships with the people around you.  When you say things like, “We are…” or “They are…” you also call into existence more of the corresponding qualities.

For example, if you are talking about your coworkers and you say, “WE ARE a terrific team!”  You create an even better and more cohesive team.  Or in relation to your spouse, “He/She IS loving and supportive”, you are guaranteed to create even more love and support.

Remember, these types of statements do not need to be true NOW, they simply need to be positive beliefs you choose to manifest,

To be clear, “They are”, “He/she is”, or “We are” statements are not about changing other people.  We have no power to manifest or force change on others nor should we try.  Instead, these types of statements reframe our views or beliefs about the relationship with these individuals.  As you begin to react differently and more positively to the relationship the other person/people may also begin to react in a more positive way.  Or they may not.  Either way you will be in a better frame of mind and your inner peace and positivity are all that matter when it comes to achieving your dreams.

“Is/Are” statements are not an end all cure all.  If your boss acts like a jerk or your spouse is abusive, using “Is/Are” statements most likely will not miraculously make the situation better, but they may help you manifest a space for yourself that makes your life tolerable until you can create a plan to move on.

Now that you are aware of the power of, “IS/ARE” statements, think about some of the relationships your would like to reinforce or improve and then write down a few statements to support what you want to create.

Feel free to share your statements below to help inspire and motivate other readers.

Until next time:

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Love Yourself Today

As the week begins, we can easily get caught up in the hurry and chaos of the week.  While trying to meet all of our obligations and responsibilities to our family, friends, and coworkers, we often forget to stop and care for ourselves and our needs. 

 We forget to show ourselves some loving care.  

It is important to remember that caring for ourselves is not selfish, it is what is required to allow us to have the energy and focus we need to help those around us. 

 Taking time to love and care for ourselves is the best way to love and care for others.

So, today I encourage you to:

Until next time, have a happy, healthy day!

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What Are You Grateful RIGHT NOW?


As I write this, I am sitting on my patio on a sunny, 80 degree afternoon while sipping a glass of wine, and listening to the birds sing and chirp merrily.  It is blissful and I am grateful.

There are so many things to be grateful for every moment of every day that we can often take some of life’s simple pleasures for granted.  But, if we take a few short moments each day to stop and reflect on what we have to be thankful for in that moment, we can begin to see how truly fortunate we are, even if that particular instant is not one of our best or happiest.  Finding things to express gratitude for, even the smallest things, opens us up to receive many more circumstances, events, and individuals for which to be grateful.  It is a not so vicious cycle…

When I wake up in the morning, I set a reminder on my phone for a random time of day that will focus my attention on being grateful then and there!  When I do this, without exception, my day gets better, I feel happier, inspired, relaxed, and work becomes easier and more enjoyable.  

It is a great way to give yourself a non-caffeinated pick me up!

Try it!  You will be amazed at your results!

So without further ado, here is what I am grateful for right now:

  1. I am grateful for sunny days.
  2. I am grateful that my ears allow me to hear the birds singing.
  3. I am grateful for my glass of wine.
  4. I am grateful for my faithful dog, Jake.
  5. I am grateful it is warm outside.
  6. I am grateful for the beautiful flowers blooming in my yard.
  7. I am grateful I live in a quiet, peaceful, and friendly neighborhood.
  8. I am grateful to the Universe for the creative inspiration to write this post.
  9. I am grateful I awoke to this amazing day.
  10. I am grateful to YOU for reading this blog!

Until next time, have a happy, healthy, grateful day!!!



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Thank You Thursday

When we think of saying, “Thank you”, we are generally expressing gratitude for something another person has done for us.  We thank our spouse for taking out the garbage, we thank our friend for taking the time to listen to our problems, we thank the grocery clerk for ringing up our groceries, and we may even thank “God” or some other higher power for blessing us in some way.

How often do you take the time to thank yourself?

Most of us give our attitude of gratitude to others on a daily basis, however we do not give ourselves the gift of gratitude nearly enough.

According to  the Law of Attraction, what you focus on you get more of, so if you want better health, more patience, more creativity, or even more money you need to spend some time thanking yourself for those things you have already done for yourself.

For example, if you want your health to be better, thank yourself for: getting up early to exercise, choosing the apple over the donut at breakfast, taking time to relax and meditate, getting a good night’s sleep, etc.  Thank your body for building a strong immune system, for its work to keep your cholesterol in check, or for keeping your joints lubricated and mobile.

The more time you spend being grateful for YOU, the more things you will have to be grateful for and the more people around you will be grateful you are in their lives.

Now it’s time for you to put this exercise into practice!  Every day for the next week, write down 10 things for which you are thankful to yourself or your body.  Try to think of 10 new things each day.

Your list may look something like this:

  • Thank you, EYES, for allowing me to see the beautiful sunrise this morning.
  • Thank you, LEGS, for a terrific run today.
  • Thank you, SELF, for staying patient with my children.
  • Thank you, MIND, for the terrific idea you gave me for a work project.
  • Thank you, ME, for eating a healthy nutritious diet.
  • Thank you, IMMUNE SYSTEM, for keeping me illness free.
  • Thank you, RACHEL, for studying and increasing your knowledge

As you do this exercise, take note of how you feel emotionally, spiritually, as well as physically.  Also, pay attention to how other people respond to you.  Keeping a journal of your experiences can help make you aware of positive results and provide you with a  motivational reference for times when your life hits the skids a little.

ENJOY and feel free to thank yourself in the comment section below!!!!!