Gratitude Can Change The World!

Having an attitude of gratitude changes the molecular structure of the brain and makes us healthier and happier. When you feel happiness, the central nervous system is affected. You are more peaceful, less reactive and less resistant. Now that’s a really cool way of taking care of your well-being.

Gratitude unshackles us from toxic emotions. It helps even if you don’t share it. Practicing Gratitude’s benefits take time & practice. You might not feel it right away. Gratitude also has lasting effects on the brain.

Here are 3 simple things you can do each day to practice gratitude, empathy & compassion to make your inner & outer world more peaceful. Because it starts with self.

1. Gratitude journal

2. Prayer & Meditation

3. Complaint free in my words & in my head.

I’ve started waking up one hour earlier in my day to fit the first two in. I have noticed I feel better, happier, less stress and having more restful sleep.

I like to do these in the morning because I’m more alert and I can focus without interruption. It starts my day off in a good way.

With the gratitude part, I will find 5 things I’m grateful for in the last 24 hours and 2 reasons I’m grateful for each. That way I’m really looking for things to be grateful for each day. It gives everything more meaning and I am much more intentional.

I have a few devotionals that I enjoy reading each day that help me learn more about the good word and how to live in all His glory. I also say many prayers through the day for people I know who are struggling or if I find I have a moment where I need Gods strength.

Applying Essential Oils with intention also helps me feel grounded, happy and focused. Some of my favourites are Believe, Abundance, Lavender, Sacred Frankincense, Valor, Peace & Calming.

You can grab essential oils here

One of my favourite oil routines that I do at least once a day, sometimes more as I feel I need it, is my Happy Day Protocol.

Going Complaint free for one week is something my husband I began as a challenge to one another. Cutting out gossip or criticism is also part of this. We then started challenging our friends. The feedback has been over whelming !!! So many people have noticed a huge change in how much better they feel. Most of us don’t even realize how much we actually complain everyday. I know I didn’t. It wasn’t so much in my spoken words, but more about how much I was doing in my head!

I’m not gonna lie, I have found the complaint free challenge challenging. But what I know is becoming aware, committing to making the effort and teaching others to do this with us has definitely impacted me in such a profound way! In such a great way!

It is said it takes 30 Days to form a habit & 90 days for it to become a lifestyle. It starts with small steps and working at it everyday. Practice these simple things and you will only get better!

When I catch myself complaining, I immediately change my thoughts to find the good in that moment or situation. Then I think of something I’m grateful for. It changes my mindset immediately. Remember our thoughts become our words and our words become our actions.

Join us and challenge yourself to go #complaintfree for one week. {click the hashtag to watch the video} Post about it and use the hashtag to inspire others to join you! Everything is easier when your circle of people that surround you are doing it too!

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Find Beauty in the Chaos

I have felt so much frustration lately.  Maybe it’s the change in weather here in Ontario.  Summer has left and Jack frost is making his way in.  I’m not a fan of the cold.  Why in the world did my Grandparents immigrate to such a cold country?!  I often feel I should be on a beach somewhere, soaking up the sun and heat.  Maybe the frustration I have felt  is from the constant mess in my home that comes with having 4 children, a dog and the home renovations that seem to be taking way too long.

But last night as I stood in my kitchen and watched the ‘chaos‘ that was happening in my home, I felt this overwhelming sense of GrateFULLness.  I am looking at this all wrong, I thought to myself.  I’m complaining about this chaos instead of embracing it.  At that moment I had an “AHA” moment.  You know that moment….that if you don’t stop to really notice it, it will disappear forever.

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How to become a morning person

Do you dread the mornings?  Do you stay up late, when the house is quiet and your family is asleep, so you can get some work done and be more productive?  I used to do this too!  I thought I was being more productive if I stayed up late.

WAS I EVER WRONG!!!!

By nature I am a night hawk.  My entire family consists of night hawks.  It became habit to stay up until 1 or 2 am and then wake up around 7am.  I’d wake up groggy, tired, grumpy and have to drag my butt out of bed.

I love my warm cozy bed just as much as the next girl.  The only difference is now, I have slightly adjusted when I hit that pillow and I wake up feeling great!!!

When I started fitness training a couple of years ago, I decided to start waking up early….and I mean early….we are talking 4:00 am early so that I could begin training at 6am.  I thought I was crazy!  My friends thought I was crazy.  You know what, it ended up being one of the best decisions I have ever made.

Heres why.

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Failure makes you!

Fall on your Face!  Fail.  Fail Spectacularly.  Because when you fail, you learn.

“You don’t make mistakes, mistakes make you!”  

Mistakes make you stronger.  They make you smarter.  They make you more self-reliant.  This is when you learn who you are and you learn the greatest life lessons.  It is a gift that is given to you.  God does not give you anything that he knows you cannot handle.  He doesn’t ask if it’s ok to put you through these tough times, sometimes life altering moments.  He doesn’t ask….is it ok that I put you through these tough times so that you can have all the things you want when it’s over.  He just does it.  The rest is up to you!

When you push through and ask for help, and do the best you can….that is when so much abundance pours into your life.  That my friends, is when life becomes truly amazing.  We were designed for greatness.  You deserve everything your heart desires.  You deserve everything you want.

It all begins in your mind and ends in your mind.  What you give power to, has power over you, if you allow it.  

My life is not perfect!  It’s far from perfect!  This morning during my training session, I
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