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Outside

How about another way to be “connected”! A good majority of us spend time commuting to work, desk jockeying and “connecting” with technology. A good majority of us lead a healthy and happy lifestyle too!

Are you aware or not if you get enough of the natural though? Stopping work to gaze out the window is a great break idea. You relax and refocus – just let the mind and body wander and release. It can be refreshing and re-energizing too. Then you are ready to get back to it and tackle it!

Switch Up that screen time to scenic time! 

Where does your mind go when you think about the most beautiful place you have seen? 

I know what some of your are thinking . . .

Great! I love and live for the outside world.

No Thank You! I am good inside.

That is okay though! You can either go to nature or bring it indoors!

Getting outside or bringing the outdoors in does a whole being GOOD!

GO on an Adventure! Take a little risk and push yourself out of your comfort zone. Learn new skills and abilities and gain experiences. Storytelling, capturing (i.e. through the creative – photography, painting, etc.) and making memories.

A FREE form of movement, activity and exercise! Switch up the routine. Develop inner and outer strength. Spend quality time with yourself and your whole being.

  • Improve function in general (i.e. mental, emotional, physical, etc.).
  • Energizing and invigorating.
  • Stress reducing.

Play, laugh and have FUN! Take a walk, search for the natural (i.e. shells, fauna and flora, wildlife, etc.), garden, meditate, etc. Join in on a group activity. The possibilities are limitless! 

  • Pure enjoyment.
  • Escaping to the natural – refresh, renew and get back on track.
  • R&R

BE in the present moment and mindful! Pause and reflect. Take in the air around you (i.e. pine forests, salt water, etc.). Stop to take in the scenic views. Savor and soak in the experience!

  • Mindfulness and calmness.
  • Focus vs. distraction(s).
  • Creativity

ADD in the natural and greenery to your home and working environment! Plants and florals. Find a room with a view or just a view in general (i.e. window, photos, etc.). Find your green space to escape to for the natural (i.e. grass, parks, gardens, etc.).

  • Receiving a dose of the natural (i.e. air, green, sunlight, etc.).
  • Engaging your senses.
  • Add in the food element (i.e. farmers market, you pick fruits and veggies, gardening, etc.).


(Photos by RSheridan)

How do you benefit in spending time with the natural? Love to Hear, Please Share.

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Easy Does It

For 2017

Here we are in May 2017. Did you ease into 2017? Or Was it more like a rush with a hop, skip and jump added in? Continuously remind yourself to keep in simple, okay!

1st – You are your own top priority! Self care is important and not selfish. Taking care of yourself gives you more energy to be there for yourself as well as for others. It matters in being an active and productive being too!

  • Love you for who you are.
  • Give YOU self love and self care.
  • Believe, value and trust yourself.
  • Be your best friend, greatest cheerleader and biggest supporter.

When you come from a place of love in following your heart you experience, grow and transition! Think about your successes and milestones. Think about your missteps and failures. Think about the opportunities and possibilities. What are are you going for and putting yourself out there to be and do?

Be mindful to be inspired, motivated and productive! To find direction, meaning and purpose. To tune into your emotions, feelings and thoughts. Remember to check in with yourself and your whole being too! 

2nd – Your health and wellness is number one and the rest is secondary! Find that health, wellness and happy lifestyle choice that works best for your whole being. Remember to relax and rest as well as release and let go of what is no longer serving you. Your being will thank you for how it feels!

  • Instead of thinking urgency give yourself the freedom to control the speed.
  • Communicate and listen as well as connect and engage you, yourself and your whole being.

Discover the best parts of yourself and find your loves and passions! You need to love you for you and support your own growth. You need to hold firm to your values and appreciate who you really are. You need to create space and set boundaries. The only one that is going to do that for you is YOU! 

Learn how to listen! Tuning and tapping into the inner you. Building and deepening those connections with yourself and your greatest someones. Engaging your mind and heart to be active, experience growth and gain life experiences!

3rd – You are responsible and accountable when it comes to driving your own life! Time is precious as well as limited so use it well. Really tune into what you love to do and make the time to do it. Remind yourself what truly matters to you in living your life!

  • Own your power and create great energy for your whole being.

You find your center as well as that balance between your mind and your heart! You find that focus to drive you and your passions and ambitions. You use your time more efficiently and your energy more effectively. You remain true to who you are by living from within!

You need to believe in your own abilities! You have the knowledge, resources and tools to problem solve and make decisions that are best for you. You have the ability to learn and develop as well experience growth and gain experiences. Really tune into your inner being and what you need, crave, want, and desire!

4th – You need to play, laugh and have fun! Get curious and explore. Discover the NEW! Find the simple and light hearted through your joy, healthiness, happiness, and wellness!

  • What do you dream about?
  • What do you desire?
  • What drives you?

Really connect to your creative self and engage your mind to be free, loose and creative! Expose yourself to the NEW! Take what you know or are learning to the next level. Let go, make mistakes, and really reveal your abilities and capabilities! 

Be in the present moment focused on that task at hand! You can multitask later. Stop to breathe, slow down to pause. Try stilling your being, clearing your mind and connecting to your inner being in your whys, needs and craves! 


(Photos by RSheridan)

Own Your Path and Journey Along! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share.


Start At The Beginning

Build From There . . .

I have been thinking and questioning lately.

  • What Brings You Joy?
  • What Challenges You In A Good Way?
  • What Makes You Want to Experience Life?

In essence “How do we live life each and every day?”! You have to begin laying that foundation to build from. You have to tune into your inner sense of direction and tap into your internal compass. You have to figure out where you are going, especially when you do not know your destination and where to even start!

One place to start is figuring out what gives you energy! Getting curious and exploring. Stretching your comfort zone in trying new things. Discovering what you love to do!

In giving yourself energy you want to connect and engage to what is going on around you! You gain focus, become more aware and pay attention more. You start communicating, interacting and connecting, especially with the skill set, experience and knowledge that you already have at hand!

Think about what engages you, especially when you have the energy! That knowing in what to do and how to do it. There is nothing better than finding your flow! 

What activities energize and engage you?

  • To be in that moment.
  • To be completely focused and involved.
  • To be in that place that either calms you or brings you joy, pleasure and happiness.
  • To be sucked in that you lose track of time.
  • To be excited and engaged.
  • To be having FUN!

Here’s A Little Inspiration and Motivation!

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(Photos By RSheridan)

 What Has You Energized & Engaged Lately? Love to Hear, Please Share.


Tuning Inward

To Your Whole Being

When you make the time to go within yourself where does your focus go?

  • What speaks to you? The mind, body or spirit?
  • Does the left-side or right-side of the brain or both sides kick in?
  • Are you one part or a sum of all parts with your whole being?

The left side of the brain controls the right side of the body. The right side of the brain controls the left side of the body. The left side of the brain helps us perform tasks that have to do with logic whereas the right side of the brain taps into the creative side.

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Left Side vs. Right Side

I know for me when I am questioning I usually engage the left side of my brain to think logical. I tend to look at the micro and get stuck in the details. However, I am discovering a fun approach by engaging the right side of my brain to engage my creative side. I need to focus in on the macro at times and really see the big picture.

How does one engage the right side of their brain? By thinking outside the box and coloring outside the lines. Journaling, coloring, doodling, etc. There is something about taking a creative approach to decision making, problem solving, finding opportunities, etc.!

Being . . .

It is about being with less doing and engaging the whole being! Nuturing and cultivating all aspects of your being. Nourishing and motivating all aspects of your being. Tuning and tapping into your needs for your whole being!

“We are all already winners of the overdoing award. We need to start winning the over-being award.”~Michael Taylor

Let’s face it we could be busy doing all day long and sometimes all that doing feels like an act of getting nothing done!

  • Think about using your energies efficently to be effective.
  • Think about being more to catch your breath and come up for some much needed air.
  • Think about your health and happiness.
  • Think about creating a space for yourself to be one with your whole being.
  • Think about making time to relax and rest.

Really think about how you want to spend your time and energies in living your life each and every day!

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Creating . . . Reflecting . . . Being . . .

Prioritizing . . .

Ask Yourself . . .

  • What is your 1st priority when you start your day?
  • What is the 1 thing you want to DO today?
  • What is the 1 thing you want to BE today?
  • Do you make the time at the end of the day to release and let go?

Do you wish to wake naturally by the light of the day versus the alarm clock. What would your “utopian” morning be like? Relaxing, exercising, meditating, reading, etc. Talk about starting the day with a mindful and present mind set! 

Do you wish that when your head hits the pillow at night you are fast asleep. Do you detox from technology before going to bed? Creating that space to relax and then rest for the night. Imagine the reboot to reenergize yourself in a more natural way then loading up on caffeine and sugar to start the day. 

Try starting and ending your day with a little creativity! Think about how you are filling your mind. Think about how you are filling your heart. Think about how you are using your energy, especially the creative, to charge up and release throughout the day!

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Drawing a Line in the Sand (Photos by RSheridan)

How Are You Stimulating and Activating Your Whole Being Today? What Are You Putting FIRST? Love to Hear, Please Share!


Your Attention Please

Yes, You!

I recently read an article by Dr. Nate Klemp about meditation and it resonated with me! He talked about practicing meditation and being aware of three steps in particular. However, you could put these 3 steps into pretty much everything you practice on a daily, weekly and monthly basis!

  1. NOTICE by Creating a Cue.
  2. SHIFT by Redirecting Your Attention.
  3. REWIRE by Keeping Your Attention On the Present.

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Noticing . . .

Noticing

A Notice Cue? I know I was like what is that. It helps remind you . . .

  • To practice meditation and/or calmness.
  • To be present and aware.
  • To be mindful and engage your whole being mentally, physically, etc.

I think about tuning into my breath. Breathe in . . . breathe out . . . find the zen . . .

I think about putting the disruptions and the distractions on the down low. To be aware and focus. To be present and mindful. To take a break. To just be . . .

I know I usually start my day by taking 15-minutes and ending my day with 30-minutes of unwind and decompress time. I need to instill more of that throughout my work day though. I need to schedule in some R&R on the weekends. I need to make time to be with myself and my whole being!

To become a healthier and happier being! 

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Cueing . . .

Shifting

  • How many times do we shift our attention?
  • What needs your attention?
  • What grabs your attention?

Practicing awareness helps you reign in that wandering mind! Just the amount of thoughts running through your head. To be mindful and to be in the present moment! It is not easy in this fast paced and technology driven world.

Engage your senses, especially to the sights and sounds in that present moment of time! It can be centering. Focusing on the task at hand and directing your thoughts to that task!

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Being . . .

Rewiring

How to teach yourself to bring back your attention when your mind starts to wander! Sometimes a wandering mind can be a good thing and other times not so much. Depends on what you are doing. Taking five minutes to rewire, bring your attention back and focus on the moment is a great practice!

The key is to notice and cue into your wandering mind as well as shift and rewire your attention! It can help you focus your mind and center your being. You also are one step closer to practicing mindfulness!

You learn how to take each moment to become more present and mindful of what you are doing and what is going on around you! You improve your focus and increase your productivity. You put your energies to good use. Your overall whole being benefits by reducing stress and anxiety, not rushing here and there and running on E!

I know you are thinking about the time to do this! Time is precious, right. Why not use it to your best advantage then! This is not something you need to take time out of your day to do. Plus maybe more of us need to take 5 minutes here and there throughout the day to reset the whole being! Get up, go for a walk and stretch if nothing else during those 5 minutes!

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Taking Time for Your Whole Being! (Photos by RSheridan)

Your Whole Being Will Thank You! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share.


The 3rd Degree

The 1st Degree – Seek

I have been thinking lately about questions and answers, especially in what I am seeking to create and/or bring into my life! I am learning that doubts can become beliefs that I truly value. I am learning that there are no right or perfect answers unless you ask the right questions. Every question is practice to start making progress! 


Opening Up . . .

The 2nd Degree – Create

My Word for 2016

For the first quarter of the new year I am working on putting down roots to make a home to nest for a bit. Three moves within three years takes a toll on a person. I am continuing to experience growth with smart, hard work, especially professionally. 

In the second quarter of the new year I want to make time to create! 

  • To take pleasure and enjoy more.
  • To play, laugh and have fun.
  • To explore and adventure.
  • To love and to live.
  • To create . . . to envision . . .


Needing To . . .

I need to engage my excitement and energy! I need to invite my desires into each and every day. I need to practice and learn to develop and grow. I need to gain life experiences to create my story and make lifelong memories!

The 3rd Degree – Engage 

There are so many ways to engage when it comes to living your life each and every day!

  • Be present, engage and involve your whole being.
  • Converse, interact and connect.
  • Use your senses.
  • Utilize your whole being; mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
  • Encourage mindfulness, awareness, presence, and practice into daily life.
  • Stretch your comfort zone by trying, testing, practicing, etc.
  • Travel, adventure, and explore.


In Motion . . . (Photos by RSheridan)

Here’s to Seeking . . . Creating . . . Engaging . . . To Journey Along, Create Your Story and  Gain Life Experiences! Love to Hear What You Are Up To, Please Share!


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