January 2017 ~ Vol.VII1, Issue 11
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A Guide for Conscious Living
Reinvent Yourself with Authenticity and Grace Finding Samadhi Transform Resolutions into Reality EVOLVINGâ&#x20AC;¦IN KANSAS CITY
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Contents Dear Friend, Do you ever have days where you can’t get focused and organized? Your desk is filled with papers listing items you plan to “get to someday,” notes on current and future projects, and to-do items you’ve put on hold; in essence, it’s a mess. And the more you look at the mess, the less able you are to get started and be productive.
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A Chakra Circus of Health Your Seven Powers of Intention
While I've always heard that feeling the need to organize my desk (or to clear out other forms of clutter) before I can start a certain project is a form of procrastination, I've found that these activities always clear my mind— and then I'm better able to focus and take action. Whether your slate is your workspace, your home, work, or personal life, breaking through the stagnant, cluttery aspects can free you to see clearly and move forward with vision and grace. That’s part of why the New Year excites me so much. It’s a chance to look at what’s on my “desk” (thoughts/ things/dreams), clear out what doesn’t work, making a conscious effort to release the stagnant parts of my life—then move forward into the New Year with a clear plan and clear mind.
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The articles this month offer help for clearing, planning, and creating a conscious reality for the coming year. Happy New Year!
Transform Resolutions into Reality with SMART Goals
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Monthly Columnists Gloria Gale, Jude LaClaire, Aluna Michaels, Nancy Russell, Suzette Scholtes
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Self-Care in Times of Turmoil
eeling overwhelmed in times of crisis and change is part of the fight or flight response to stress. What can we do to be centered, sane and proactive in these times of our lives? Self-care is critical and helps us to calm the intensity of the human brain’s response to perceived threats. It is easy to get stuck in the past or to catastrophize the future. Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett, author of the forthcoming book, How Emotions Are Made, says “Try to place today in the timeline of your life. Normally humans have a really broad time horizon—you can remember the past, the future, you can do mental time travel—but in moments that are very strong, your time horizon shrinks to right now.” Let’s think about ways to do that. In times of stress it is always helpful to go back to basics. Make sure you are getting enough sleep and eating healthily. Also take those supplements, especially the EFAs and multi-vitamins. Your daily exercise and sunlight or full spectrum light are a must. Having good social time and being engaged is important. Most of all, the negative self-talk and ruminative thinking has to go! So, if you are experiencing despair, hopelessness, shock or grief, get moving. If you are not ready to engage in action, try not reading the news and spending less time or no time on social media. Take a break. Try taking a walk, working out or visiting with a friend. I sometimes neglect exercise but just finished a last-
BY JUDE LACLAIRE, PH.D.
minute project of re-arranging the front flowerbeds in our yard. I bought a variety of bulbs and, with the help of a friend, completed the project of planting all of them before the weather turned very cold. It helped me feel better physically and emotionally. I am feeling energized and ready to take on some more projects. I hope to see crocus, daffodils, tulips and hyacinths in the spring. Here’s hoping. Of course, it is always good to play the gratitude card. If you have forgotten, go back to thinking of at least 5-10 things you are grateful for each day. It works! Many people feel that they are not being heard; that no one is listening. So, why not concentrate on listening more to others? When people you might normally disengage from appear in your life, listen. When minorities express feelings of frustration about racism, sexism or homophobia, listen. When immigrants express concern, listen. Listening to others with empathy and a non-judgmental attitude will help them to feel heard and help you to feel empowered and hopeful. A recent article in the local paper highlighted a neighborhood that was voicing support and concern for their new Syrian neighbors. They pledged to help and protect them in their new life here. Many expressed that this contact with ‘real’ immigrants showed them that this family was much like them and just wanted safety and security for their family. This is just the kind of local
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action we need to recognize and find for ourselves. Look around and see who needs encouragement, support and help. You may not think of yourself as a leader but many people may be watching you. As leaders in our families, communities and places of work, our behavior, attitude and actions are helping others to shape a more hopeful reality. Holding the space of safety and security for others with our energy is a quiet task that is powerful. If we are taking care of ourselves, we can do this for others. Think about your unique contribution to the welfare of others. Think about how to make that positive change. Make plans and carry them out. It might start with planting tulips! Continue to work on improving your relationships with people. We know we make mistakes and that there is room for growth. We just keep swimming! We can make a difference. Jude LaClaire, Ph.D., LCPC, is a counselor, educator and author. For counseling appointments, seminars, training, speaking engagements, or information on Neurobehavioral Programs or Imago Couple Therapy call 913-322-5622. For more information about Jude LaClaire or the Kansas City Holistic Centre go to www.kcholistic.com.
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Finding Samadhi by Remembering the Love
an you in this moment remember a feeling of great love? Most of us look for those peak experiences. Some find this easy. Others find it difficult. A few of my great memories include romance, of course; but others are moments of connection to heart and soul. They stand out. When I remember them it’s like music playing in my heart. Remembering the love supersedes our fears, which are prevalent now. This is a fabulous habit to cultivate and maybe key to our success in 2017. Decades ago now, my friend, Karen, and I traveled to Chicago for my first immersion in a Image licensed by Ingram Images meditation workshop. She said to wrap light around myself and carry a grounding crystal. When the leader opened, tears filled my eyes and I began to cry. “Oh, sometimes we cry,” he said, “when we cannot integrate fast enough.” I found my path, my Image licensed by Ingram Images purpose. I found my way home. Image licensed by Ingram Images Most of our readers find our way to our own truths and soul’s purpose. Sometimes we tumble. How do we know our true path? We all keep searching. Most of us wish to feel “fulfilled.” To remember the love, we are in our own way discovering our “true self.” The true self involves many great virtues but most important it involves the
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relationship between our soul, our spirit, and our connection to Divine love. To know we are loved without condition—flaws and all—is called “Samadhi” in yoga. I find to teach this, explain this and/or to explore this is difficult. It is abstract. It is art not science. Writers in this magazine speak much about how gratitude and appreciation open the doors to feel this connection of support to the “big’ love. One question I pose: think about how valuable you truly are. I ask how many of your family and circles of friends and colleagues count on you? You matter to them so much! This helps us raise our esteem, helps us put up boundaries when needed, and begins to increase our self-love and self-value. Other virtues come into play: courage, loyalty, authority, service, humility, generosity, truth, courtesy, honor, honesty, dignity, trust, and (of course) love. Sharing lunch with a young lady, she seemed a bit shy and I wished to get to know her better to meet her needs in the classroom. I did not talk. I let her talk. She opened up like a window to the sun. She talked of her challenges with depression and anxiety. She talked of her work, her dreams and her family. “Can you remember the love?” I asked? “Yes, she replies. “My boyfriend calls me glitter-bug.” Glitter was on her forehead and in her hair from the work she did sorting greeting cards as part of her job.
There are keys to remembering the love: 1. Integrity: Be moment to moment responsible for your choices, feelings, and promises to others and to yourself. 2. Respect: Deepen your self-respect and respect for all others. Respect is part of love. 3. Soul: Connect to your soul which is the part of you who has never forgotten your alignment to the great love. 4. Forgive: Forgive self first. We all make mistakes and they are forgivable. Forgive others when good and ready to do so. So important to take yourself off the hook. For me so many memories of great love: Mom was in the hospital and I went with Dad to visit her. She began to cry as we put on our coats to leave. “Now, now, Mary,” he said. “Our vows are for better or worse. Count on me.” I’ll never forget that moment. I felt the “great love.” Suzette Scholtes’ non-fiction writing won the prestigious “Writers Digest” award. Her passions are writing and yoga and she feels one needs a sense of humor for both. She founded The Yoga School of Therapeutics where she manages one of the region’s prestige teacher training programs. 10400 W. 103rd Street, Overland Park. www.theyogastudio.com firstname.lastname@example.org 913-492-9594.
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Sick and tired of being sick and tired? BY DR, NANCY RUSSELL
o you suffer from tiredness, aching all over and exhaustion? Do you have nonrestful or interrupted sleep? Do you have decreased mental clarity, decreased sex drive and get more than your fair share of infections? If you answered yes to all of these questions, you may have a condition know as fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia can cause a baffling array of symptoms and is frequently misdiagnosed or even dismissed by physicians. Fibromyalgia is a musculoskeletal and sleep disorder that cannot be diagnosed with any specific blood test or laboratory testing. It is diagnosed by criteria set forth by the American College of Rheumatology: 1. Widespread pain or achiness, steady or intermittent, for at least three months, on both sides of the body and both upper and lower body and 2. Pain on pressing at least 11 of 18 spots on the body known as tender points. Other associated problems can be: irritable bowel syndrome, low sex drive, insomnia, nausea, memory problems, headaches, depression, nervousness, hair loss, numbness/ tingling, post-exertion malaise and chronic sinus, bladder or prostate infections. In my experience with diagnosing and treating people with fibromyalgia, I have utilized a researched protocol by Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. A good resource for someone with fibromyalgia is Dr. Teitelbaum’s book, From Fatigued to Fantastic, 3rd edition. He discusses one of the theories why fibromyalgia may occur: hypothalamus dysfunction in the brain. Some known triggers for this to happen are: a major stressful event or a series of stressful events such as a viral infection, automobile accident, pregnancy, recurrent infections, death of a loved one, and toxic or chemical exposures. The program to getting better is initiated with the S-H-I-N-E protocol. This 5 step protocol begins with S for Sleep! Getting a restful, uninterrupted 79 hours of sleep is the foundation of getting well. A combination of natural and prescription sleep aids may be necessary to achieve this goal. If this sleep goal is not met, and particularly if high blood pressure is also present, an overnight sleep study with a sleep specialist is a must.
H is for hormone balance and support. Due to the hypothalamus gland in the brain being affected, that in turn can produce problems with all the endocrine glands. The result can be low level functioning of the thyroid gland as well as the adrenal and sex glands. These glandular systems can be supported with natural or prescription support. I is for infections and inflammation. Because of the immune system being less than optimal with this illness, it is not uncommon to see either recurrent or frequent infections. These are commonly sinus, bladder, prostate or gut infections. When treated with many rounds of antibiotics, this can lead to other infections like yeast or candida or super infections. Appropriate treatment is based on laboratory testing. N is for Nutrition. Nutritional deficiencies are common due to poor diet and/or not absorbing food in the intestine efficiently. The most common deficiencies are vitamin D, vitamin B-12 and magnesium. High doses of these nutrients may be necessary and sometimes injectable nutrients are recommended. E is for Exercise. Even though strenuous exercise generally can make symptoms worse, many of my patients report good results with stretching exercises, yoga, Pilates, swimming or water aerobics. Start out with only 5 - 10 minutes a day and very gradually increase. In your pursuit to improve your health, I highly recommend the organization, Fibromyalgia Coalition International and its local support groups. They are the nation’s most active organization dedicated to the belief that Fibromyalgia is reversible. For more information, go to their website: www.fibrocoalition.org.
Nancy Russell, M.D., is a holistic Internal medicine physician, blending traditional and alternative medicine in her Kansas City northland practice for over 30 years. For more information on getting to know Dr. Russell, visit her website, www.nancyrussellmd.com or call her office at Nurturing Optimal Wellness at 816-453-5545.
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Healthy Brains, Healthy Bodies
BY GLORIA GALE
oung lives are thriving in one school’s nourishing environment. Kansas City Academy rises above ordinary. In this modest brick and mortar school tolerance and creativity are as much a focus as the three R’s. Within the walls, a small student body of 80 is encouraged by expeditionary learning. Put another way, this is inventive learning; hands on, and fostered with a double dip of personalized socialization. KCA prides itself on accepting individuality in tandem with a strong cross discipline academic curriculum. The warmth and commitment extends to eating heartily and healthily every day. Someone’s in the kitchen A Simon and Garfunkel song provides the background music in KCA’s industrial kitchen called the Lunch Box while culinary instructor Chef Mark Zukaitis is prepping for lunch. “The name of our program is Bistro Kids where healthy food is the keystone of our lunch program. It’s designed to show kids that healthy food tastes as good as it looks,” he says. Amidst the bustle between 8:30 and 2:25, Chef Mark preps an array of healthy food for a tasty lunch buffet. Everything is created by Chef Mark and his student assistants, some who are taking this as a culinary class 4 times per week. Cooking is a life skill—something that sophomore, Spencer, acknowledges is a good fit. “My mom always cooked and I like the process of cooking. I’ve helped Chef Mark make salsa, pizza and other recipes.”
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Ingredients: 2 ¼ C. gluten-free baking mix 2 ½ C. ground oats 2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. salt 2 sticks of butter (softened) or ¼ C. sunflower oil 1 ½ C. brown sugar 1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract 2 eggs or ¼ C. applesauce 6 medium bananas (mashed) 2 C. chocolate chips Directions: First, combine the gluten-free baking mix, baking soda, salt and ground oats together in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the butter, brown sugar, vanilla extract, eggs (or applesauce) and mashed bananas. Add the wet ingredient mixture to the dry ingredient mixture and stir until the two mixtures are well combined. Place in a 9x13 baking dish and lightly press evenly into the pan. Bake for 12 minutes at 325°. Recipe provided by Chef Mark Zukaitis, Chef at Kansas City Academy in Kansas City, Missouri.
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The food served at KCA is based on nutritional education with a focus on organic and naturally whole foods. “We source locally for our beef, chicken, and produce. We’re eating salads and vegetable dishes that are produced non GMO. We also offer gluten and dairy free options, madefrom-scratch salad dressings, two soups, 2-3 entrees, and whole grains. And it’s not just the kids who benefit; the public is invited to eat too. For $5 it’s the best lunch deal you can get in the Kansas City area”, says Zukaitis. The 800-squarefoot vegetable and herb garden located on the school playground is a vibrant source of produce bursting with asparagus, lettuce, lemon sorrel, arugula, squash and a hoop house filled with ripe tomatoes. The garden is fed by rainwater and the plantings receive non animal compost. It’s nearly lunchtime. Sarah, a bubbly 7th grader, is hungry. She’s standing in line waiting for her turn to scoop up ratatouille “Everything tastes so good here. I love how they use the garden and pick fresh herbs. I would like to sign up for a food class next year. It would be worth it just to wash dishes,” she says. Also on the menu, a tortilla frittata complemented with a zesty salsa and homegrown pesto. Kids are anxiously looking forward to a hearty lunch; helping themselves to what could be their best meal of the day. Kansas City Academy’s approach to holistic learning and nutrition is a bright spot on the educational landscape. Spread the news and join the kids for lunch, it’s worth every penny. KCA 7933 Main Street, Kansas City, MO. 64114 P: (816) 444-5225 Kansas City writer, producer, and photo stylist Gloria Gale is a sleuth when it comes to discovering interesting features for the media. Most recently, Gloria profiled area restaurants as a columnist for 435 Magazine and was on KCUR's Food Critics radio program. Want to know where to find the best tastes in town? firstname.lastname@example.org
Depicting the Life You Seek
iquing sensual reminders offers a stage you will want to set to launch you into the New Year. Nudges toward the future are evoked when we see, touch, smell, hear or even taste things we set in place. Last month in the Evolving feature article, a process of setting goals for the New Year was presented, (see “A Primer on Taking a Life Inventory” at EvolvingMagazine.com). When you’ve set goals, transforming them into tangible reminders gives energy to intentions you have set. “Vision Boards” offer one way to do this, and include collages with photos, words and mementos that are best placed in a location you’re most often in or at during the day. Some people photograph their board and use them as a screensaver. Others are beautifully or inexpensively framed and hung. For others needing something more private, they can be hung on the back of a door, or placed in a drawer that is frequently opened. Size does not matter—some people create huge vision boards by hanging newsprint or heavier paper on the wall, adding to it. The topic areas mirror the previously mentioned article and provide topics to consider in regard to life balance. Here are some ideas:
BY TRACI BRAY, BS, MA
Health & Well-being On a vision board, place pictures of things you intend to eat, such as smoothies If you drink tea, set up a tea service near where you are at the time you drink it with a nice cloth, napkins, etc. Load a screensaver that represents peace, well-being or health The scent of lemon or orange reminds of clear, clean living
Love & Relationships Have pairs of things around you, even a pair of pears On a vision board affix pictures of couples, rings, or weddings If you love Nature, or are a gardener, display live flowers on your desk or in your kitchen Make or place a plaque that says “LOVE” in your space
Inner Knowledge Place books you wish to read, where you read Tack brochures on your vision or bulletin boards of things you wish to attend
Listen to podcasts or recorded books and have them handy, and displayed
Prosperity Keep that gratitude journal in one place that is convenient for when you make entries Place a prolific faux money tree in a beautiful vase where you handle your money Tidy your purse or wallet - the ease at which you navigate these items reflects the ease as to how you handle money
Helpful People & Travel
Fame List acts of kindness you wish to engage in and hang that list on your bulletin or vision board Place logos from newspapers, magazines, television stations or podcasts you wish to be interviewed by on your vision board. If you intend on winning an Oscar, an image of that award and the word “STAR” or “WINNER” applied may just be what’s needed
“When you’ve set goals, transforming them into tangible reminders gives energy to intentions you have set.”
Hang travel posters of places you dream to visit Hang a mobile of airplanes or travel-related trinkets Create a list of people who you intend to connect with, business/ personal or family, and attach to your vision board If Nature is your focus, play sounds of birds, whales or whatever you love
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brochures, or a class syllabus to a vision board If you’re not accomplishing career-wise what you wish to be doing, images of what you do wish are perfect on a vision board Paint inspiring quotes on your wall or ceiling, or order custom words or phrases for applications to walls, mirrors, etc. Finally, if these possibilities sound great to you, but you’re challenged with incorporating them, take a class on goal setting, or the development of vision boards for example. This author will be offering both in January of 2017.
Children and/or Creativity On the vision board if you’re wanting to conceive, place pictures of baby things, happy pregnancy and post -delivery images; light safely a babyscented candle If you hope to create things, keep illustrations of plans, finished projects, etc. visible, or of the finished object itself that you wish to replicate or do something similar If Nature is your focus, play sounds of birds, whales or whatever you love Digital vision board created on fototalisman.com
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Traci Bray is an “Evidence-based” Medium. She is Certified by The Windbridge Institute of Tucson as Level Five Research Medium, and by the Forever Family Foundation of New York. She earned her Master’s Degree at Western Illinois University. She reads by phone, or inperson from her Kansas City office. Find her at https://tracibray.com, or reach her at 913.940.0754. She posts nearly daily at http://Facebook.com/TraciBrayMedium
A Chakra Circus of Healthâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Your Seven Powers of Intention
our life is a work of art. Every year, we get another sacred opportunity to discover our purpose, achieve new levels of success, bust through personal blocks, and make dreams come true. As a life coach, I use the chakric system as a map to help clients set yearly resolutions. Together, we pinpoint areas of personal transformation and professional growth. Below are seven habits of health that align with the organizing principles of the seven chakras. These are used in my youth programs with wonderful results. We can all benefit from these healthy habits. Get out your pen and journal. Writing goals down sets your internal GPS towards the reality you want to create. Ready. Set. 2017 here we come!
BY SUMYA ANANI
Community colleges are a great resource for everyone. Check out www.jccc.edu for a list of credit and noncredit courses. Take a philosophy or world history class. What about a painting, crocheting, or a culinary class? Go to the local libraries and check out books on CD. It's the perfect way to get an education if you have a long commute to work. Explore something new around KC. Learn about the history of your city or a neighboring city. Take a daytrip to Atchison and visit 'The Dharma Yoga School.' Boredom is never an option if you're open to learning and asking questions. What new activity or skill would you like to try this year? Be curious. Be brave. Expand your horizons.
Many are concerned about Trump's environmental policies. Recently, a mom You can change your nutritional posted her young daughter's comment to habits. Your health, vitality, and someone who said they didn't care about awesomeness depend on how you fuel the environment. yourself. This is a work in progress for us "If you don't care about the all. environment, then move to Mars." Oh, Pay attention to how food affects you. how I love that answer! It took me years to realize that dairy is a What environmental commitments toxin for my system. Wean yourself from can you make? Can you call your foods that don't add to your positive Senators and Representatives to voice energy levels and replace them with concerns about preservation of the healthier options. Your body is always natural world? Tell them to invest in solar communicating with you. Listen. What is and wind energy. Be an active voice. It's one intention for creating healthier rituals your right. Whether you believe in global around food? warming or not, the fact is fossil fuels are limited. Native Americans understood 2. Exercise their actions affected seven generations. Once properly fueled, you'll open up What kind of world will we leave for our reservoirs of energy to explore the miracle great, great, great grandchildren? of your body. Try a new form of Join an environmental group like movement. Add a physical activity that Bridging the Gap or the local chapter of involves the community, like dancing. Too Sierra Club. Learn alternative ways to many of us go to the gym with our iPods have a positive influence on the climate. on and we miss out on valuable ways to Do you take advantage of area recycling find that perfect workout partner. programs? Clean air and water is essential As a former world champion boxer, I for everyone. Preserving our oceans and relied on many forms of exercise to get in forests is everyone's responsibility. tip top shape. Varying your workout 5. Family & Community reduces both injury and boredom. There are infinite ways to find joy in moving. Many people are lonely, in spite of the Focus on activities that develop strength, many social medias that make the world flexibility, and endurance to target those seem smaller. How can you reach out to critical aspects of health. others? Write down a few ways to make new friends and build community 3. Learning & Self-Confidence connections. Create a new family ritual. Learning new things adds joy to our Take turns making surprise date nights lives, boosts self-esteem, and keeps our with your partner. Go on 'field trips' with brains active. Sign up for a new class or your friends. People who are socially workshop. The happiest people are always connected are happier and healthier. learning. How can you volunteer your time and give back to the community? Local animal
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shelters are a good place to start. Maybe you can adopt a pet from the ASPCA. Pets are part of the family too.
yourself? Are you critical of your body? Take time to reflect and write down new affirmations to improve the quality of your thinking. 6. Global Appreciation I call it 'weight training for the mind.' We are all global citizens now. We When you lift dumbbells, every repetition learn so much about ourselves and our makes a difference. The mind benefits in own culture when we learn about other the same way. Every time you think a cultures. positive, loving thought you are using the What international destinations are on 'Law of Attraction' in beneficial ways. your bucket list? How long have you Think, read, write, and speak affirmations wanted to go to the Fiji Islands, Australia, often. Thoughts become words, and words or Italy? Start your research in the library. become actions. How can you begin to save money for Every year, every day is an opportunity these once in a lifetime trips? to grow, expand, and thrive. Let's make Have you wanted to speak a new 2017 our year of growth in these seven language? Join a club. Most colleges have powerful areas of intention. international clubs. You don't have to go out of the country for a taste of the world. The Nelson Atkins Sumya Anani owns Museum of Art hosts many international Learning2Fly, an aerial art exhibits. Looking for a great multifitness and party center in cultural gift? Check out Ten Thousand Villages in downtown Overland Park. Mission, KS. She offers regular classes, birthday 7. Spirituality and bachelorette parties. What spiritual qualities would you like Her youth camps and Kto embody more in thought, word, and 12 field trips, 'A Chakra action? Patience, acceptance, and love are Circus of Health,' are loved by parents, a few ecumenical qualities we can all educators, and kids. aspire to living. Begin with your own wwwiAMLearning2Fly.com inner dialogue. Do you lovingly talk to www.Sumya.com
How To Reinvent Yourself With Authenticity and Grace
ost of us, at one time or another, in our lives find ourselves at a crossroads. Due to a hardship, such as a health crisis, loss of a job or the end of a longterm relationship, we need to reinvent ourselves in order to survive. On the flip side, though everything in our life is copacetic, we may feel that our current way of living and being in the world is no longer serving us. We want to reinvent ourselves in order to align our lives with our authentic selves and fulfill our soul’s mission. Regardless of the reason for your personal transformation, you most likely want to go through the transition with ease (or at least without chaos). As a health and life transformation coach, I teach people from all over the world how to reinvent themselves with authenticity and grace and I’ve compiled a few tips that can assist you along the way:
1. Ground yourself. Take time each day to ground yourself with yoga postures, deep breathing techniques and meditation exercises. These exercises will help ground your energy and keep you balanced and calm despite turmoil that may be all around you. I recommend a daily routine of 10 minutes of meditation, 30 minutes of yoga postures (asanas) and deep, belly breathing.
2. Process your emotions (then let them go). It’s important to allow yourself to really feel (and thus metabolize) any
emotions you have. As they say, “What you resist, persists,” and I find that to be true. Any feelings you deny or push away will potentially grow in size and bust out of you (like me exiting my first hot yoga class) in a potentially dramatic and unexpected way. One of the most common emotions that may come up when reinventing yourself and your life is anger. Often the emotion behind anger is fear. It is normal to feel afraid when going through change, yet it’s important to not let fear run the show. We have to get to know our fearhow it makes us think, feel and act—and then put it in the back seat. Process any anger or fear you feel by journaling, exercising or talking it out with a trusted friend or therapist. Health Coach Tip: If your feelings are really intense, often high intensity exercise or a really high energy yoga class is best before sitting down to journal or talk with anyone.
exercise, called the 4-7-8 Breath, for five minutes to calm my mind. Find my demo of this technique here: https://youtu.be/bleYDxtfd0Y. I create gaps in my calendar to allow for silence and non-activity. I consider this a spiritual practice and it requires saying “no” a lot and setting boundaries with my family and my business.
BY ANGELA WATSON ROBERTSON you love about yourself and why you are excited about your future.
5. Recognize old patterns that keep you stuck.
Transformation can be overwhelming. There is so much to do and we often want to change everything all at once. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed, but don’t let it get out of hand and keep you stuck. In my work with my coaching clients, I often see an old pattern around the fear of I’ve started following a “screenfree” day at least once a month where I success (or failure). In this situation, the client does feel overwhelmed, of course, keep my phone and computer off all as life is stressful, yet they are choosing to day. I use this time to connect with friends and family in person, get out in feel overwhelmed (unconsciously) so that they feel validated by lack of clarity and nature or simply go about my day indecisiveness. As long as they are without a screen in front of my face. overwhelmed they don’t feel obligated to What a concept, right? “put themselves out there” or create a BIG As often as possible, I sit in life. meditation. No, I’m not on the floor in So how do you get around this? Most full lotus pose with mala beads around experts and gurus say (and I agree with my neck chanting mantras (though I them) to create systems in your life love mantras). I’m just in my favorite (schedules, calendars, timelines, to do 3. Slow down and make time for chair, with Beats headphones covering lists, etc.) that you commit to and do—no my ears to drown out external noise. silence. matter how you feel. How you feel each And I sit. Sometimes I breathe or I If at all possible, slow down the day and in each moment no longer gauges pray. I don’t do this every day, but it’s what you do with your time and energy. activity of your life. Let go of the my goal. attachment or addiction to being busy. A By doing so you will create trust with busy life is not necessarily a fulfilling life. yourself and the overwhelm may subside. Many spiritual teachers tell us that being 4. Connect to a higher purpose It’s also helpful to remember that a busy is often a distraction from feeling. meaningful life is often a stressful life. Ask or vision for your life. Ask yourself, “are you wearing your busy yourself—am I chasing meaning or am I This process is very personal and life as a badge of honor?” avoiding discomfort? different for everyone, yet silence is key. Here are a few ways that I create space Take time to sit with yourself in silence, 6. Get support. for silence in my daily life: be that in meditation, reading an This part is super important and it Each morning and evening (and inspirational book or listening to uplifting doesn't have to mean seeing a sometimes throughout the day) I make music. Connect with your own form of psychologist or therapist. In this day and time to practice the deep breathing spirituality or religion in whatever way age, support can come from a lot of feels authentic for you. places: books, podcasts, online courses, In times of challenge or change, I find Facebook groups or other social media it helpful to remind myself of my purpose. communities. All this being said, don't As we speak I am looking around my neglect good, old-fashioned connecting office to see affirmations, goals and even one-on-one. You gotta have it. Attend a my life mission statement carefully placed spiritual retreat, church or support group so that I see them every day. Maybe you that resonates with you. And get yourself aren't as dense as I am, but I need a lot of there as often as you can. reminders. I want my mind focused on the good so I can keep my vibration high. If you've lost your purpose or vision, Angela Watson take heart that it's still there, you just Robertson is a Certified have to reconnect to it. Pray for courage Integrative Nutrition health (to your higher self, inner divine, God, coach, reiki master, yoga Universe, whatever aligns with your teacher, writer and beliefs). Check out inspirational podcasts, wellness entrepreneur who books and speakers. Chances are you'll teaches people from all learn from their experiences and it'll give over the world how to live you solace and comfort. Surround an authentic and balanced life. Find her free yourself with messages, affirmations and recipes, wellness tips and programs at reminders that keep you focused on what www.angelawatsonrobertson.com.
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Transform Resolutions into Reality with SMART Goals
f there is a resolution that’s begging are needed to reach this goal? Do I for your attention and desire to have a plan? pursue it on January 1st, it’s urging to Realistic – Am I the right person articulate your resolution as a goal to pursue this goal? Is there a need for and to create a plan you can follow successful completion of this goal? Is through with action. Once you clearly this the right time? state your resolution as a goal, you can Time-bound– When will this plan how to successfully transform the happen? How often? Is there a time resolution into a habit. Resolutions frame for me to reach my goal? What is without a goal are like arrows without a the completion date? What will I do target. By knowing precisely what you within the next six months to reach my want to achieve, you can concentrate your goal? Within the next six weeks? efforts into a specific direction. Today? Express your commitment to your Here are additional tips to consider as resolution in writing. Lee Iacocca, former you compose an explosive New Year’s Chrysler CEO, explained, “The discipline resolution: of writing something down is the first step Set objective performance resolutions. toward making it happen.” As you write goals, use action verbs that Stephen Covey, insisted that the act of can be observed and measured as writing goals puts things into motion. opposed to abstract and subjective “Your mind accepts the challenge and will goals. Rather than stating, “Lose consciously and unconsciously work to weight,” say, “I walk one mile on a achieve the goal,” said Covey. “The treadmill every morning.” momentum picks up if you tell someone Set priorities. Prioritizing tasks your goal. The act of stating your goal protects you from feeling overwhelmed creates a sense of accountability for its and anxious by focusing your attention on completion.” important choices and activities that are Write a SMART resolution. A SMART directly connected to your goals. Clarify goal is specific, measurable, attainable, your priorities so you can make best use realistic, and time-bound. The act of of your time. creating a SMART goal packs your Be precise. Include dates, times, and resolution with power and sets you on a measurable amounts so you can track course headed towards success. Consider your progress. Rather than stating, “Write the following questions as you construct a my book,” say, “I commit to a daily SMART New Year’s resolution: writing practice of 15 minutes every day, Specific– What do I want to 8:00-8:15 p.m.” accomplish? Why do I want to Arrange time in your schedule to take accomplish it? action. Finding creative “Once you clearly state ways to fit specific tasks What are the benefits? Who is with your your resolution as a goal, aligned involved? Where resolution into your will it be you can plan how to schedule takes work and accomplished? Consider how successfully transform the effort. Measurable – much time you have What costs are resolution into a habit.” within a 24-hour period involved? How will that can be devoted to I know when it is tasks that will help you accomplished? What tools will I use to meet your goals. measure progress? What targets will I Those who clearly define their New establish as I progress towards my Year’s resolutions are 10 times more likely resolution? What is my final goal? to reach their goals than those with nebulous, unspecific statements (Journal Attainable – How can my resolution be accomplished? Is it action of Clinical Psychology, 2013). Approximately 75% of those who commit -oriented? What knowledge and skills
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to a New Year’s goal continue to experience success by January 7th. Only 46 percent remain committed to their goal six months later. We become who we want to become by acting as the success we want to be each day. Allow the vision of who you want to be to transform you into the person you want to become. Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich, maintained, “What the mind of man can conceive, it can achieve.” Make a commitment to yourself and to your resolution. Make this year your year to celebrate your success. What are your New Year’s Resolutions? Julie Connor, Ed.D., is a speaker, educator, and leadership consultant. She prepares youth to be leaders and adults to be mentors throughout the country. Julie provides tools to transform dreams into action with attainable goals. Dr. Connor is the author of the award-winning goalsetting book, Dreams to Action Trailblazer’s Guide.
BY JULIE CONNOR, ED.D.
January 2017 Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) Happy birthday Capricorn! Work with affirmations as Mercury is in your sign, making words and thoughts extra powerful. Get inspired by new goals and also feel triumphant over old issues that you can overcome! Remember moods are caused by thoughts and you can control your feelings when you’re aware of inner dialog through meditation. Fun people can come into your life, or just make more time for awesome friends you already have! Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
Clear you mind of resentments, frustrations and perceptions of failure, you’ll have a wave of prosperity and “good luck”. In order to live your full potential as a free thinking Aquarius, keep your mind open by releasing old ideas — which is hard since you’re a fixed sign. This is the paradox of Aquarius! Meditate on life goals and see if your daily choices move you in those directions. Don’t be afraid to make choices that shake things up and set you free!
You’re the emotional rock for everybody. But please open up to friends so you get support for yourself! Relationships blossom in ways that surprise and uplift you! Sharing difficulties paves the way to have more fun with those same people, since things will become more balanced, easy and playful. Pay attention to words you say and think so you create the reality you truly want! Also, make meditation time and other spiritual disciplines a priority so they get done and you taking care of your needs!
Meditate on trust and intimacy. You’ll have insights into past issues that hold you back from opening up today. These wounds can be about sexuality, emotional bonds or betrayals — or even about financial concerns. Short-term therapy or talking with a trusted friend can bring huge breakthroughs. All sorts of love and abundance flow into your life once these blocks release! Also, make time for fun, since healing happens then too!
Relationships go to a new level as you meditate and open to self-love and selfappreciation. Write down things you blame yourself for or write your “bad” qualities. Burn the paper or rip it up. Visualize yourself emotionally free and happy. This helps heal financial blocks too. Communicate with your partner or a trusted friend if single, exposing your “flaws” to the light of love, which allows the shame to dissolve. Work with affirmations to counteract old thoughts the moment they arise!
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
A new relationship may start, and please be open to the many different ways to meet someone! If already partnered, meditate to free yourself from old ways of viewing the relationship. Be willing to see them with fresh eyes. In addition, how can you let go of ways you criticize or condemn yourself? Especially forgive yourself for ways you’re like your parents, or for patterns you’ve been struggling with for years. Radical selflove brings joy and healing!
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) Peaceful, prosperous, sexy Venus and energetic, courageous Mars are in your sign! You can start a new relationship and be unafraid to fully express yourself. You can make bold choices at work that impress others and set you up for even more future success. Meditate and imagine positive outcomes for stressful situations. Connect with friends who support your new level of empowerment and how you’re clearly voicing your truth.
Communicate with your partner about your work duties. Each of you can misunderstand the other or feel slighted and that doesn’t need to be so! So much heals through clear, loving conservations. If single, you can start a steady relationship that isn’t flashy, but very mature with a drama-free person. Work can actually be very exciting with a challenging position or offer. Take the risk — you can do it!
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
To experience general joy as well as increased spiritual growth, release built up anger and frustrations from the past two years. As you forgive yourself, others and bummer circumstances, you’ll clear your subconscious and make space for positive people and events. Your ability to creatively visualize better work, relationships and happiness inspire you and others around you. Cool ideas pop into your head that advance you at work, or lead to a more prosperous job!
Struggling at work? Use visualization to create peaceful outcomes. Your images are especially powerful now, so meditate and see people cooperating and events running smoothly. Once you’ve placed those ideas in the “quantum field”, have needed conversations or take actions and you’ll be amazed how “reality” matches your dreams. If single, you can start a new relationship with someone who has a surprisingly high level of interest in you!
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
These few years that Saturn is in your sign helps release the past, even if right now you feel stuck in it. Meditate about what feels frustrating or “impossible”. These are the precise pieces that are ready to heal. Forgive yourself, others and circumstances so you’re free from sadness, anger or anxiety. Imagine yourself in the future. Experience it is real, because it is! When you’re not in survival emotions, you can create a new reality.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) Speak kind words to your body, and think positive thoughts about it! Even if habits of negativity are entrenched for a lifetime, or go back generations, you can make changes — but be consistent. Don’t get discouraged as you apply radical new thinking, since your body and mind are “comfortably addicted” to feeling bad or unwell. Use this same principle with work and prosperity concerns. Meditation also develops intuition that overrides “proof” of current reality, helping you create a happy new future!
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Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
Aluna Michaels is a second-generation astrologer. She also holds a Masters in Spiritual Counseling and has been teaching and consulting for more than three decades. Her book “Spiritual Gifts of the 12 Astrological Signs” is now on Amazon in Kindle version and as an E-book on her website. Aluna is available for appointments in her home, by phone or Skype. Call (727) 239-7179 (no texting please), or text (248) 583-1663 or visit www.alunamichaels.com
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JANUARY 9 GUIDED MEDITATION Join us for an evening of spirit guided meditation. New or experienced meditators welcome! 7:00 p.m. Cost: love offering John Hoefer (913) 831-4422 Core Star Energy Healing, 6045 Martway, Mission, KS.
FEBRUARY 17 MARIANNE WILLIAMSON - LIVE IN PERSON EVENT Join Marianne Williamson for "TEARS TO TRIUMPH: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment", an in-depth look at the true source of human despair and the spiritual power by which we transcend it. Presented by the Cornerstone Foundation and Evolving Magazine at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th Street, Kansas City, MO 64112. 7 p.m. Tickets available online at CornerstoneFoundation.com or the Central Ticket Office (816) 235-6222. Use coupon code EVOLVING for advance discount.
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JANUARY 7 WOMEN’S POWER RETREAT Gather with your sisters, rise from the ashes like the phoenix you are and call forth the 2017 you most deeply desire! www.power-retreat.eventbrite.com
JANUARY 20 PSI PRESENTS: "Channelled Insights" by Chris Powell. 7 p.m., Unity Temple on the Plaza. $10 www.PsychicStudiesInstitute.org
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