Joy, Peace

Peace Hack 101

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I love this pillow my friend gave me. It says “The secret to having it all is believing you already do”. Now I love that but I change it up a bit to “The secret to having it all is KNOWING you already do”.

I think knowing sounds much more universally confident and sends a clear message that you are at peace with life and in turn life will bring you more peace. I am sure we have all heard the saying along the way “act as if”. This is not to be underestimated in its power. Acting as if and declaring that you ‘know’ and ‘trust’ that things are well, signals more of this in your life. It sounds simple and it is but it works!

I encourage you to try this and see what happens. One of the prayers I use is: “Thank you God/Universe/You Fill in the Blank, for already solving this problem for me and then I let it go! And it works. Try it. It’s a great one.

I close today wishing you all more Peace and Love and all the good stuff that life has to offer.

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Certified Nutritionist who gets great JOY out of instilling JOY into other people’s day, life and world. Rock on!
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Joy, Life Coaching

Define who YOU are….

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Wow. I saw this quote and I thought there is so much truth to it. Many of us spend a lifetime defining who we are based on beliefs from sources outside of ourselves like comments from others, teachings, religions, chance encounters, media and more. And yet, so many people feel disconnected from ‘who they really are’ or they are very self-critical and hard on themselves. We definitely can be our own worst enemy when defining who we are.

It is my belief that I can re-create myself anew in an given moment. Everyday is a new day to redefine myself. I teach this to my clients also. Nothing, has meaning until we give it meaning. If we want a new life or a new version of how we see ourselves, we have to tell a new story and that story must be based on OUR chosen version of who we say we are, not the external world, forces, and opinions.

We get to be butterflies coming out of the cocoon everyday and every minute. This is the true embodiment of personal empowerment.

What about you? Will you be a butterfly today? Will you allow yourself to be free to be you?

En-JOY!

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner who redefines herself whenever she feels like it. To her life is a dance of to and fro, flitting from one version of what brings her Joy to another, just like a butterfly. 🙂
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Sometimes You Gotta Jump!

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“Man is born to live, not to prepare for life.” Boris Pasternak

I have fully come to believe that sometimes in life you just have to jump in and take a chance on things. Life passes us by faster than any of us want to admit and it is unfortunate that people leave this earth with regrets and dreams not acted upon.

How many times have you analysed something to death or got yourself so worked up about making a decision that you just shut down and did not do anything?

As the quote states, we are born to LIVE and living means grabbing onto the things we desire to do. When I look at my life and at some of the things that matter most to me, I can clearly see that those were the areas where I jumped! I jumped in with both feet and then trusted the way would be shown to make it happen for me and the way WAS shown and they DID happen! 🙂

On another note, I also believe that even if I ‘jump’ on something, it may not be the perfect thing for me, but here’s the catch… I trust that the way will once again be shown to me! Perhaps it’s to adjust my course or re-choose something, but it always works out. Why? Because I jump, I trust, and I know that I can adjust my sails and change my course if need be, but if I never jump I sail nowhere.

I leave you today with the idea of going for those things that matter most. Remember to LIVE and not to spend your life preparing to live.

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner who is sitting here watching the beautiful waves of Lake Superior twinkle in the sunlight, as she types this, because she jumped on an opportunity and then trusted things would work out, and they did. Namaste.

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Decorate Your Life With JOY!

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This was the start of my beautiful morning. Warm lemon water in a pretty cup, some meditation today (not all days), and then a short yoga session which focused today on appreciating the feet and knees.

Lately I have been ceremoniously enjoying my things and experiences and tying them together. For example when I prepare my morning celery juice I offer it up, pre-juicer, on a nice elongated white plate. There is something extra special doing it that way verses grabbing the celery from the sink and stuffing it in the juicer. 🙂

Here, in this picture, I enjoy my lemon water in a pretty tea cup along with my new favorite lemon water carafe. I find the more special and ceremonious I make my experiences, the deeper I appreciate them. They become sacred in fact.

A client just messaged me about how to prepare lemon water and I mentioned to her that I enjoy slicing my lemons thinly in the cup because it is like a whole bunch of sunshine in my cup. It truly makes me smile to see it. That is an example of infusing more JOY. I like to call all of this “Decorating Your Day with JOY”. 🙂

Update: my client just sent me this! How wonderful!
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I hope you too find ways to infuse more JOY into your day and enjoy the little things that you do for you health consistently because they truly do become the BIG things. All things done with JOY are enhanced and extra special too. 🙂

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Nutritionist and Certified Life Coach who loves to infuse her world with JOY so she can share it and sprinkle that stuff on everything! 🙂

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Strong & Free!

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I went on a lovely walk this afternoon and found this beauty. It made me beam with pride to be Canadian and looking at this picture I think of “Strong & Free”. The rocks representing the land and beauty that we have that lasts for lifetimes. The maple leaf symbolizing the freedom we have in this country along with a reminder that life is both precious and ever changing…. seasons…. cycles…. and lifetimes.

I hope you all take a moment today to stop and see the beauty in your day and if your life. Life is indeed precious.

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Certified Nutritionist who tries to soak up as much JOY in a day as possible… She hopes you do the same 🙂

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Just Be….

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One of the areas of my life that I am working on is to “Just Be” more often than “Doing”. Sometimes it’s easier than others, but I find I am yearning even more than ever to just be and to enjoy the simple things in life.

I took this picture a couple of years ago at my cottage. I find that I can really get into the groove of relaxing when I am in nature. Nature helps me to connect to my soul and to become one with my essence.

There are many ways to practice the art of being and there is no right or wrong way to do this. Here are some suggestions. Feel free to add to the list:

. A relaxing bath
. Listen to music
. Read a chapter in a good book
. Star gaze
. Moon gaze
. Hug a mug of hot tea with your hands
. Stare out a window
. Light a candle and set an intention when you look at it
. Place some fresh flowers in your space and en-JOY
. Sit on a beach
. Stare at a waterfall
. Stroll in a park
. For some, cooking a meal and connecting with the scents, tastes and love that goes into it

These are a few ideas but there are many ways to connect with our essence. The secret is to set the intention and to make doing so a priority.

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist who loves life and believes that if you love life, it will love you back. She believes in JOY and works with clients all over the world to help them to have more JOY in their lives and teaches nutrition for the body and soul. 🙂

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Sun Angel Over The Sleeping Giant

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Yesterday I snapped this picture which I now call “Sun Angel Over The Sleeping Giant”. According to Wikipedia The Sleeping Giant is a formation of mesas and sills on Sibley Peninsula which resembles a giant lying on its back when viewed from the west to north-northwest section of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. For those of us who live in this area we are all very familiar with this legendary giant and we even have a slogan representing the city of Thunder Bay that states: “We Have a Giant Heart”!. I did capture this picture the other day and you can indeed see the giant heart, so I thought it was fitting as well. 🙂
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I really do believe this Great Lake, Lake Superior has magical and healing properties and to have both this heart and sun angel appear reaffirms to me that there truly is something mystical and magical about this lake and area of the world.

Lake Superior is the world’s largest fresh water lake by surface area, the largest of the Great Lakes of North America. The lake is shared by the Canadian province of Ontario to the north, the U.S. state of Minnesota to the west, and Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to the south.

I feel blessed to live in a part of the world where I can enjoy this lake and all its beauty.

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner who enjoys her time in Northwestern Ontario where she is inspired to take pictures with her phone :-), to write and to share her love of nature with the world.

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This 12 Year Old Has it Right as a Life Path #2

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Once again my favorite artist, my 12 year old daughter Sivanna, nails it through her art! “Love Is All There Is”. It is a saying her Dad and I use often and brings me great Joy to see her take this on as her own philosophy. And she truly is a kind and loving person who is very sensitive to the energies around her.

I am reminded of her Life Path Number in Numerology which is a Life Path #2. Life path 2’s are what I call “The Love Number”. They are all about Love and balance and cooperation. Life path number 2 is a vibration of duality and division, the number of truth and learning. They seek harmony and peace and are very considerate and thoughtful of other people and their feelings. People with a Life Path 2 are natural peacemakers and are great at mediation because they can see and hold the space for both sides of a viewpoint.

They are very loyal, and when they say that they love you, count on it!

I truly believe that at the end of our lives what will matter most will be who we loved and who loved us and that “Love is all There Is”. Way to go Sivanna. You already understand a great secret to life.

Maggie Holbik.com is Sivanna’s proud Momma and lover of the science of numbers. She has been using Numerology in her Life Coaching practice for many years. She finds it fascinating and extremely accurate. Maggie offers reports that she sends to people all over the world via email. There are 3 to choose from. 1) Life Path 2) Your Yearly Forecast and 3)Relationship Report

If you would like to learn more about Numerology or find out your own Life Path # here is the link Maggies Numerology Site

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The Miracle of You

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I had an AH-MAZING experience today. I was driving down a peaceful road by myself and listening to a song on Sound Cloud sung by my friend Paul Luftenegger called “The Miracle of You” The Miracle of You on Soundcloud

In the middle of the song a bald eagle swooped in front of my windshield and gracefully glided by and then swooped back up into the sky. It was incredible! I saw its entire wing span and all of the colors in it. It was like a intimate encounter with this beautiful bird. I have never been so close to a bald eagle ever like this, and the entire experience seemed divine. It was literally like it was in slow motion even though I was going about 80 km an hour.

I tried to find a picture to depict what it looked like, but I don’t think I would ever be able to find one that could capture what I saw in that divine moment.

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist who resides in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys spending time in nature and marvels at it’s awe.

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First Time Seeing Snow!

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It seems as though winter is upon us early this year and lots of people are grumbling about that, but not my great niece Lindsay. This is the first time Lindsay has seen the snow and look at the JOY!

Lindsay’s Mom, Nathalia, married my nephew John Paul and they moved to the United States from Costa Rica so there are so many new and wonder-filled experiences happening like this one.
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It brings tears to my eyes to see the Joy in these pictures and the Joy in this new family. I am so proud of my nephew and of his new wife. I had the pleasure of meeting Nathalia recently in person, after getting to know her through the gift of Facebook and it was confirmed how amazing this woman is. She is kind, strong, courageous and will soon be a mother again as she and John Paul are expecting. How joyous to watch the gift of family expanding in so many wonderful ways.

I feel blessed that I get to watch this love unfold and to see the joy in my nephew’s world. Here is his exact words about the joy of Lindsay in the snow:
“To be young again… She’s making me remember :-)”….. Ah and the circle of life continues….

And a family wouldn’t be complete without a pet right? Here is little Donny the Dog experiencing winter for the first time and the caption with this picture was “What is Winter?” How cute is that right?
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I wish for all to see the gift of life itself in each and every day.

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Board Certified Nutritionist who is a lover of life and family. She is fondly known to many as “Aunty Maggie”.