7 Tips to Find Your Unique Voice!

authenticity Jul 13, 2021
 

Do you lack trust in yourself, your skills or abilities? Are you still trying to figure out your path, gift or talents? Then this video blog is for you! 

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It’s not easy to stand out and reveal yourself to the world. It’s more likely that you learned early in life that it’s better to blend in or fit in. You might have been told not to be so loud or to seek so much attention. I some cases, standing out might have resulted in bullying and teasing. And even though many of these relationship dynamics change when you reach adulthood, it can be challenging to let go of the lessons learned early in life.

 

Yet, you have to find a way because the world needs your uniqueness. And, to be perfectly honest, you will not find the inner peace you seek until you trust in yourself and the gift that only you have to bring to the world.

 

Do you know what that gift is yet? Do you trust yourself to follow your path? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

 

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7 Ways to Add More Fun into Your Life

fun improv play Jul 06, 2021
 

If you are like most people, you probably don't have as much fun as you'd like. After all, lack of fun, joy or play is a common complaint among adults.  

Yet, you might not necessarily think you need more fun in your life. Instead, you might have a feeling that something is missing in your life.  You might feel a need to connect to others in a lighter or freer way.  You might be longing to express yourself. 

You might feel weighed down, hardened, or maybe realize that you tend to react to situations contrary to how you know yourself to be, deep down. 

And all those feelings point to a potential lack of fun and play in your life.

Yet, there are good scientifically proven reasons why it's crucial to add more fun to your life: 

  1. Having fun improves your relationships. When you are having fun, it makes you more personable, more relatable, and freer to express yourself. And when humans laugh together, it sends the signal that we have things in common....
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11 Self-Care Habits that will Change Your Life

self-care Jul 03, 2021
 

If you're like most people, you probably do a pretty good job of caring for the most important people in your life. However, you probably forget the most important person: You.

 Yet, the better you take care of yourself, the better you can care for others. 

Taking care of yourself is a habit, perhaps the most important habit you can have. But, unfortunately, we neglect ourselves in many ways. It's a costly mistake. Because when you are not at your optimal best, it's challenging to take care of other people. 

So here are eleven habits to adopt to take better care of yourself: 

1. Take a daily walk. Walking is a great exercise. Most of us spend far too much time sitting each day. Getting up and moving is great for the mind and body. Walking alone can be both meditative and rejuvenating. It gives you a lot of time to think about the person you want to be and the life you want to live. And spending time in nature helps you see the cycles of changes happening all...

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The Secret to Loving Yourself

self-love Jun 29, 2021
 

You may have heard about the importance of self-love, but what does it even mean? 

It’s not like you can kiss and hug yourself. Can you? And, should you? 

How exactly do you go about loving yourself?  It’s not something we are usually taught.  In fact, you are more likely to have been taught not to be selfish and to give to others instead of yourself. 

But your relationship with yourself is the most significant connection in your life. After all, you spend more time with yourself than you anyone else.  Yet, it’s easy to forget about nurturing that relationship with yourself. 

Louise Hay, one of the founders of Hay House, was well known for practicing self-love. She carried a mirror in her pocket to see herself frequently throughout the day and hold conversations with herself. That mirror in her pocket was a reminder to nurture her relationship with herself regularly. 

If you knew her, you might have thought her...

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Why Improv?

improv Mar 27, 2021

Most people think of improv as sketch comedy and entertainment. But what if I told you that improv started as a means to increase creativity and collaboration?

It makes a lot of sense because we human beings are innate players. One need only watch a child to understand this is true. We want to play. The reason we don’t is someone at some point told us it was time to get serious, to work hard and play less.

Yet play helps us learn and practice new skills in a way that is both fun and seemingly effortless. While we might think we are wasting time as we play, what we are actually doing is reprogramming our brain to think in new, more creative ways.

So how did it all start?

You might have heard of Viola Spolin. She is widely known for her part in creating improvised theatre education in North America. She worked in the fields of acting and social work and ran a program for groups of immigrant children and adults known as The Hull House in Chicago. Neva Boyd, her mentor, is...

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Writing Improv

writing improv Mar 25, 2021

These are impromptu writings based on improvised topics given by others in a live group setting. Interested in participating? Join my Reaching Higher Improv Community! Find out more here: https://www.awakken.com/improv

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You have 3 options.

First, take a bath, otherwise turn on music, or cut fresh flowers.

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What Do You Know about … ?

What do you know about the trees? Are they growing in due season, or are they dying a slow painful death from pollution and bugs eating away at them because they are they only creature able to survive this storm? Think carefully on this. It might be important.

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I Bet You’re a Bit Like Me

I bet you are a bit like me, you like the meadows, and nature, and the butterflies that fly overhead.  You like to feel the breeze on your face. The sound of the ocean waves. And you are at peace with it all, in your little haven on earth, wherever that may be. Life is lived right now. Enjoy it fully.

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On Roses …

Roses are red,...

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Breaking the Chain

breaking the chain Mar 25, 2021

An old rusty chain keeps us bound to sin, the past, and our old recycled thoughts. At a glance, we might think it is strong. Unbreakable. It has been there for so long, generation after generation, we might concede it is a chain we cannot break.

If it could be broken, we reason, someone would have broken it already.

Like the tattered elephant groomed for a life in the circus, we are broken. We have lost faith that we could ever break what binds us even if the chain were now only a small cord on a flimsy little stake in the ground.

We have grown stronger, wiser, and have increased in compassion, yet, we can never be free as long as the chain remains. We turn to others, hopeful they will break through what keeps us in bondage. But they do not. They cannot. If only they could free themselves, we think, then we too could free ourselves.

And what binds us remains.

Drugs, alcohol, attempted suicide, child abuse, shame, guilt, depression, it all remains intact because no one will take the...

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Chocolate Coconut Protein Balls

healthy recipes Mar 25, 2021

Give yourself a raw boost of energy and get your chocolate fix too!

Ingredients
1 cup organic almond butter (or 1/2 cup almonds blended until creamy in 1/4 cup coconut oil)
½ cup organic fair trade cocoa powder
½ cup organic coconut flour
½ cup organic silvered almonds, or ground walnuts
1 cup raw honey
1 cup organic hemp seeds
¼ cup organic flax seeds, ground
½ cup organic pumpkin seeds, ground

Instructions
In a mixing bowl, combine the almond butter, honey, fair trade cocoa powder and coconut flour. Add in hemp seeds, ground pumpkin seeds, ground flax seeds and silvered almonds. Mix them together and let the mixture stand for 30 minutes. Next, roll the mix into little balls and store at room temperature.

Yield: 24 mini balls

Yum!

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