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Manifest Grounding

When You Experience Change

Change happens, right! You feel like everything is in order and then SURPRISE! You either embrace it or it turns your world a bit. Especially when change really throws you for a loop and your life out of whack!

Practicing

Do you have a good practice in place to adjust to change? Yes, no or working on it. Change can be good or rock your world, especially those sudden and unexpected changes. Remember you have to do what is best for you in those times of change!

How will you practice going forward in improving your ability and capacity for handling change moments?

Put Your Oxygen Mask On First!

Practicing . . . To nurture and nourish. To communicate and connect. To tune into your emotions, feelings and thoughts. To tap into what you need!

Do you find yourself pulling away and wanting to take the stakes up?

Do you want to curl into a ball? Do you just want to hide out for a while?

Practicing . . . To be flexible to better adjust and become more resilient to change. To remain as calm and level headed as possible. To listen to what you need in those moments of change. To learn how to bend and not snap!

Do you find yourself “over” . . . whelmed, stimulated, etc.

Do you find yourself tightening and constricting?

Practicing . . . To release helps you center. To let go to find your balance, especially in those times when you have no control in the change. Making the time to tune into your whole being and its needs! 


Practicing . . . Nurturing . . . Growing . . .

Processing

When you are in that change moment you tend to react not relax into the experience (unless it is good change)! It is not easy to find an even keel let alone a positive mood/attitude in those moments. Sometimes we are not even ready for a “there, there” or here’s some good advice for you. More times than not we need to process the change!

You may need to create the space you need to process the change! Stress and anxiety leads to tension and that can constrict how your body functions. A space where you can be with yourself to just be and take a breather. To release and relax. To bring your focus inward for clarity and awareness to work through the change process!


Processing . . . Being . . . Flowing . . .

Grounding

Have You Tried Grounding?

I have been reading about grounding when it comes to experiencing change! That react/run and/or fight or flight reaction. At times it is just too much to handle and process. You almost feel like you are losing your sense of self. You may be able to ground and/or center yourself by rooting your whole being to the here and now!

Rooting to the here and now is a good process to start practicing for the whole of your being!

How Do You Ground/Center/Root In Change Moments?

I think about getting physically grounded! From your feet to your fingertips to the top of your head. Standing with your feet apart and spreading your toes. Interlacing your fingers and stretching your arms above you. Breathing in and breathing out!

I think about building a solid foundation to live from! To find that stability and self security you need in times of change. To become aware of inner being to communicate, interact and connect with your whole being again. To get out of that survive mode and know this is survivable! 

I think about taking a much needed time out! To relax and rest to balance your whole being again. To recharge and re-energize. To be aware of your whole body to do a self check to determine your needs in those moments of change!

Will you tap into grounding?

  • To better root your whole being.
  • To cultivate your balance to center.
  • To focus inward on your needs.
  • To manage your time and energy more efficiently.
  • To communicate and connect as well as interact and engage YOU.
  • To have your mind and heart work as a team.
  • To better cope and become more resilient.


Grounding . . . Releasing . . . Starting . . . (Photos by RSheridan)

Do You Do For You When Experiencing Change? Love to Hear, Please Share.

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Practicing Healthiness & Happiness

At A Personal Level

Do you practice what really works or serves your whole, well being for the better?

Be selective when it comes to opening yourself up and inviting in the possibilities and opportunities! What are the pros and cons. What speaks to your heart and soul. What sparks interest and inspiration as well as motivation and creativity for you! 

Really make it your own! When you do that you are more likely to stick to it. Be choosy when it comes to additions because when you start piling more on it can become less fun and more like a chore. It takes time to build and to have patience in discovering what works best for you and serves your needs!

 

What are you practicing?

In practicing my health and happiness I approach it like I am putting together a puzzle. You just have to figure out where to place the pieces. For example, there may be a piece to start every day new and fresh. Then there is another piece to end the day by taking 30 minutes for yourself. You continue to build one piece at a time to create a personal practice for yourself! 

Finding that healthy and happy place! That place that you take time out to make time for yourself. That place of comfort and healing. That place you can release and let go. That place where you can just be!

Are you creating a personal practice out of that practicing?

A major part of arriving at a final destination is the journey to get there! A major part of creating a personal practice to live from is enjoying the process. A great place to start your personal practice is determining your loves and your passions. What truly brings you joy, pleasure and happiness!

You will be more likely to continue your personal practice too! Over time you will become adept in making additions and eliminations. Really take the time for yourself to nurture and nourish that practice. Remember to do what works best for you and your whole, well being. 


(Photos by RSheridan)

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Natural Movement

What Are You Practicing?

I have been thinking about movement lately, especially forward movement. For instance, why do some movements seem so natural while others seem like you are continuously pushing a boulder up a very steep hill. You either keep pushing or have a boulder coming at you like Indiana Jones in that one movie. Your body and your body language speak volumes!

How and when do you stop pushing and just try and go with the flow? Especially when you are not the go with the flow type. Scheduled versus spontaneity. Learning to navigate or asking someone else for directions. Mind and body working together as one! 


Moving . . .

You have choices, especially to choose what works best for you! Weighing the pros and the cons. To practice, learn and develop. To progress to experience growth and gain life experiences. To find your “whys” in what you need!

To learn more about who you are and how you work! To find your potential as well as your talents and gifts. To discover what matters most. To create and live!

“You have a way to unstick what’s stuck, unblock what’s blocked,
fix what needs fixing, and create what needs creating.
You just need to practice this way a bit, every day, to make it yours.
We’re at a crossroads today, each of us, and all together. It has something to do with what we practice.”~Michael Taylor


Bridging . . .

It matters in how you live your life! That true essence of self and being true to who you are. That love and support. That caring and receiving and giving. It matters in how you care for yourself and others, especially your greatest someones! 

  • To find that inspiration and motivation that drives you.
  • To discover those loves and passions that give you ambition.
  • To be an active and productive being.
  • To achieve and be successful.
  • To be happy and healthy whole, well beings.
  • To living the simpler life.

I have learned that a good majority of things can be doable, changeable, fixable . . . Also, survivable! Creating and recreating. Changing and adapting. Transitioning and transforming. You are in charge to be who you are and to create (i.e. a life, happiness, health, etc.) and live for yourself!


Filling . . . (Photos by RSheridan)

Live Is Ever Changing & We Start NEW! Each and Every Day! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share.


Guiding Yourself By . . .

Tuning Into Your Energy,

Tapping Into Your Inner Strength

You know you are your greatest supporter and protector, right! 

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How do you tune into your energy?

  • Doing more of what you love.
  • Exploring more of your creative self.
  • Making time for yourself.
  • Taking the time to relax and rest throughout the day, week, month, and year.
  • Nurturing and nourishing your whole well being.

“Develop a discipline of listening to your feelings and trusting their wisdom

as energetic signposts along your personal journey to help guide yourself toward

that which is in alignment with your truest values and deeper visions.”~Jenny Clarke

How do you tap into your inner strength?

  • Being in charge and controlling your choices and decisions.
  • Making time for self care and self love; self confidence and self independence and support.
  • Believing, valuing and trusting yourself; self worth and empowerment.
  • Communicating, interacting and connecting to your whole being from the inside out.
  • Learning to release and let go of what is no longer working or serving you.

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How Are You Filling Your Bucket? (Photos by RSheridan)

Really Think About What Gives You Fulfillment and Satisfaction! Remember to Create That Space For Your Whole Well Being. Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share.


Making Progress

In Practicing

Do you remember the first time you tried to go down the slide, take off on the swing or ride a bike? You needed a little push and the encouragement to take off on your own, right. Do you remember being fearless or a little fearful? Maybe you were a bit of both.

Building

Well I needed that push recently to set a project for myself. To take action and start to make it happen. To give back to yourself to experience life’s opportunties. To give back to yourself to experience that richness of abundance by being passionate and sharing your gifts and talents! 

I am now starting on that project and it is a mix of emotions, feelings and thoughts at times. Where does that fear and insecurity come from. It is from embarking on change!

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Making Time

I am learning as I age that time is truly a precious gift! I am making time for myself. I am not saying it is easy to do, but it is doable if you make it a priority. Especially in doing more of what you love!

Slowing Down

Make time to stop and breathe . . . Make time to pause and slow the pace down . . . Make time to connect through communication and interaction . . .

  • To be mindful. To live in the present.
  • To learn and develop. To experience growth and gain life experiences.
  • To come from a place of love to follow your heart as well as your intuition.
  • To be true to yourself by valuing, believing and trusting in yourself.
  • To pursue your dreams by going after what you desire and crave.
  • To release your sense of adventure and take some risks.
  • To make mistakes and fail in order to grab greatness and success.

To slow down and soak it in! 

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(Photos by RSheridan)

Each and Every Day Is A Gift To Treasure and Cherish! Be Open to the Opportunities. Conquer Today – Go All In! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share.


Downloading

Of A Different Kind

No Technology Needed

Do you find yourself needing to download your mind? To clear it out. To reboot to start fresh. When we do get a minute or two to pause our minds are still clicking along! Stop already and give me a break-ha!

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Living . . .

How do you tune into the thoughts in your head?

Being Aware . . . Paying Attention . . . Practicing . . .

  • It can be healing from the inside out.
  • It can help you tap into your emotions, feelings and thoughts.
  • It can help you tune into your heart to come from a place of love.
  • It can help you find passion to discover what you love to do.
  • It can be calming in finding your sense of balance and peace again.
  • It can help you become aware of your emotions, feelings and thoughts to communicate, interact and connect with yourself.
  • It can help you be in the present moment where you are communicating with your mind, interacting with your body and connecting to your heart.

“During practice, experiment with expanding your awareness to include not only your thoughts and feelings but also your breath or heart center.

As you expand your awareness to include everything, you’ll release your grip on any one thing and begin to relax into the stillness.”~Suzanne Heyn

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Expanding . . .

Thinking is like wandering it is GOOD for your whole being!

  • Allow your thoughts to flow.
  • Allow your body to wander.
  • Allow your heart to love.

Give yourself permission to do what is best for your whole self!

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Giving . . . (Photos by RSheridan)

 Happy Day – Enjoy! Love To Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share!


Do You Hear It?

That Place That Calls To You,

That Place That Speaks To You

Your favorite spot to kick back and relax! Be it indoors or outdoors. Be it by yourself or with your greatest someone or a group of your greatest someones. To just BE!

To reconnect with yourself and recharge your whole being! Your energy is connected to your wellness as well as your happiness. Think about how you use your energy! 

  • Why does relaxation and rest seem complicated at times?
  • Why does it not seem natural to obtain?
  • What is wrong with doing nothing?

Figure out what works best for you to relax! Think about what relaxes you. Then create it for yourself!

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My Top 3

  • Adventuring with my greatest someone aka my adventure partner.
  • Getting outside to wander and explore (maybe with camera in hand).
  • Kicking back and doing what I love (i.e. sitting on the beach, riding my bike, reading a good book, watching a movie, etc.).

Think about connecting to your breath. Your heartbeat decreases. Your whole being expands. You find that calm and reset the balance from within yourself!

Think about your feet connecting to the ground. You stand and take notice of what is going on around you. Your pace changes. Your mind surrenders and starts to wander!

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Think about your senses. Think about the light and the shade. Think about the sights, the sounds and the smells. Think about your interior and exterior landscapes. What are you taking in!

What is calling and speaking to you? What feels best to you? What feels good to you? Remember to be mindful and be in the present moment!

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(Photos by RSheridan)

Here’s to Practicing  . . . Here’s to Coming Back for More of What Feels Best and Good To You & Your Whole Being . . . Love to Hear Your Thoughts, 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.


Keeping it Real

With Yourself

I love Jude Temple’s approach to living more authentically, especially your “Authentic Self”! 

  1. Be a good zookeeper.
  2. Listen to your body.
  3. Shut the “should” up.
  4. Try not trying.
  5. Tell the truth.
  6. Gather your tribe.

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One BIG World Out There!

#1 – Be A Good Zookeeper

Love This!

“Be a good zookeeper. It’s easier to connect with your Authentic Self when your physical self is content.

Our bodies are essentially animals, so be a good zookeeper to your animal. Feed it food it enjoys, keep it well-hydrated,

and offer it regular access to its preferred environment. A happy body creates a strong link to your Authentic Self.” ~Jude Temple

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Hello! YOU!!!

#2 – Listen To Your Body

Your body will take you down if you do not listen to it! 

Ask yourself “How do you feel?”!

  • How do you communicate, interact and connect with your whole being?
  • How does your body feel when it experiences joy and excitment as well as happiness and contentment?
  • How does your body feel when it feels passionate and has a sense of purpose?
  • How does your body feel when you are open to the possibilities and expanding yourself to the opportunities?
  • How does listening to your body instead of your mind make you feel?

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Cultivating . . . Listening . . . Growing . . .

#3 – Shut the “should” up

The words could, should and would need to be replaced with the words can, do and will! Along with the shoulds is the gottas and have tos. Instead start coming from a place of love and following your heart! 

Give yourself permission without the guilt in doing what you are passionate about, especially in what you love! Get curious and explore. Play, laugh and have fun; find your inner BIG kid! Do what brings you joy and happiness.

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Loving, Believing, Hoping . . .

#4 – Try Not Trying

Give yourself a break! 

  • Less overthinking.
  • Being more in the present.
  • Creating space by setting boundaries to value and respect yourself.
  • Practicing to progress, grow and gain experiences.
  • Going within yourself to find YOU!
  • Listening to your inner being.
  • Leading with your heart instead of your head.
  • Making time for yourself.
  • Focusing on your breathing.
  • Taking time to relax and rest.

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Time Out!

#5 – Tell The Truth

Telling the truth is not always easy, especially when it comes to the willingness to tell the truth to yourself! It can be tricky in finding that balance. The emotions, feelings and thoughts that the truth evokes in yourself and your whole being. It is important to express yourself and it it matters to have a voice, especially in being in control to make decisions and choices for YOU!

“Think of your Authentic Self as the you-est version of you.

She is your innate tendencies, your natural qualities, and your hard-wired personal preferences.

She is the part of you that likes salty over sweet, prefers an evening at home over a night out barhopping, and would choose Ryan Gosling over Ryan Reynolds any day of the week.

Your Authentic Self is the part of you that loves what she loves, wants what she wants, and knows precisely how to get there (if you let her).” ~Jude Temple

Baby steps can be key in getting started in telling the truth to yourself! You learn to pay attention and become more aware. You develop and experience personal growth on so many levels. You start to value, respect, believe, and trust in yourself; that is a HUGE step!

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Telling . . . Gathering . . . Living . . . (Photos by RSheridan)

#6 – Gather Your Tribe

Be around the people who get you and value who you truly are! The communication, the interaction and the connection.Be around the people that love and support you! Love yourself and love your greatest someones. Gaining life experiences and making lifelong memories! 

Remember – You Make Yourself and Your Whole Being Happy! Embrace Your Authentic Self. Make Time For the Relationship With Yourself. Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share.


All In The Details

The Benefits of Mindfulness

  • Do you find that you are not 100% there when you have a task at hand?
  • Do you find yourself doing the task 50/50?
  • Do you think about “having more time”?
  • Do you find yourself just responding and reacting?

What are you thinking about? What is on your mind and taking over your brain?

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Coming or Going???

In being distracted you miss information and it slows you down! You are working harder not smarter. You are wasting precious energy and time. You start doubting yourself and your abilities!

  • Are we focusing and retaining the information?
  • Are we really listening or just hearing what we want to hear?
  • Are we present and aware?
  • Are we paying attention to all the possibilities and opportunities?

This creates miscommunication and misunderstanding at times! We need to really listen and learn from within ourselves as well as from others around us. Not reacting and taking it personal! We need to communicate, interact and connect more fully with ourselves and others. That mindful attention and awareness! 

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Are You Paying Attention? Are You Listening?

Practicing can . . .

  • Improve your memory and focus.
  • Tune you into your emotions, thoughts and feelings.
  • Reduce stress as well as anxiety and tension.
  • Give you a sense of awareness.
  • Help you communicate, interact and connect better.

The piece I struggle with in practicing mindfulness is in changing my mindset! The ego and the attitude. The expectations and the judgments. The preconceptions and the prejudices. How do you practice and integrate an open mindset where you see the good and the positive?

That type of clarity makes us more productive! To cope and handle it. That type of of calmness and balance makes us more progressive! To self monitor and to deal with it in a good and positive manner.

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(Photos by RSheridan)

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