affirmations, Body Image, self-love

3 Affirmations for a Positive Body Image

In my series of affirmations, here are 3 for using for a more positive body image.

Affirmation: I love my body just as it is.
Affirmation: I love my body and my body loves me!
Affirmation: I am more than my physical features, I have skills, personality, strengths, and all that I am inside which makes up all of me.

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self-love, Self-Nuturing, Self-Talk, unconditional love

Sweet Unconditional Love – So Sweet!

“Unconditional love is really just love without expectations.” Louise L. Haye

What a nice definition of ‘unconditional love’. You gotta love it. ๐Ÿ™‚

What if we took this a step further and turned that unconditional love toward ourselves? Now we’re talking!

Can you find ways today to Love yourself all up?

Can you find ways to nurture your self and your soul?

Can you find ways to let that shit go? ๐Ÿ™‚

Can you find ways to stop hopping back into the past in your mind? You know that place that causes you pain today? Hmmm … I caught you there didn’t I? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Can you find ways to be nice to yourself?

Can you find ways to honor your truth?

I hope that today you practice the art of Unconditional Love and I send much, much and mucho Love to you!

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self-love, Vulnerabitlity

My Feelings Around My Weight Gain

So I often write about sunshine and light and warm and happy things, but today I want to talk about a revelation I had and it is about ๐Ÿ††๐Ÿ…ด๐Ÿ…ธ๐Ÿ…ถ๐Ÿ…ท๐Ÿ†ƒ,

I have recently gained some extra extra weight lol. I am not sure how much as I do not weigh myself, or at least not often, but you know you know when you know.

And the biggest way I know, (no pun intended – biggest way I know ha ha ) is by how uncomfortable it feels.

Now I don’t beat myself up about this gain because I know that does not help and will just make me feel worse and you know what happens when you feel worse… it gets worse. Like attracts like ๐Ÿ™‚

But the point of my blog post today is about the revelation.

The Revelation

Here is the scene: I woke up around 5 am and knew that I wanted to go back to sleep. Sometimes when this happens I will listen to a hypnosis meditation for sleep on Youtube. I have my favs.

Anyhow when I opened the APP, there was one up in my suggestions and it was for weight loss and sleep. I thought “Cool – perfect – double whammy :-)” and I grabbed my head phones and put that one on. It was by BlueSky Hypnosis and it was the first time I had listened to any of his work. And I loved it!

It worked great. I had the best sleep ever and woke up feeling amazing. I will share the link at the end of this blog if you are interested. Anyhow, later in the morning when I was doing my daily studying of things for my self-care and the feeding my mind with positive stuff, I listened to another one of his recordings….

Heaviness & Darkness

In this one he talked about weight being heavy and dark and about foods that are not alive and that they are dark and heavy and dead. As a Nutritionist I know this but it really hit me in a new way today because I could relate. I could relate to the heaviness and the darkness as to how extra weight feels and how we carry emotional weight around it too!

A window opened up for me in my mind and it goes along perfectly with my own philosophies about losing weight, getting healthier, or making any positive changes in our lives. They must be done with JOY!

They must be done with an open and airy feeling, not heavy and dense. And when we change to this frequency we feel better and we attract more of that which is alive and airy and free~ We then are attracted to foods that are full of life and vibrant and we are happy to walk and exercise and enJOY the outdoors while we do them. ๐Ÿ™‚

This whole revelation made me happy and to smile and to feel lighter and it also inspired me to, with JOY, move toward being physically lighter. It excited me!

I am also proud of my own vulnerability and my courage to share this here. When we can get vulnerable and let go of our own judgments towards ourselves, that too is light and airy! Judgment is heavy and dense. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you for being here with me today as I enJOY being a Badass. ๐Ÿ™‚

โ€œPeople who wade into discomfort and vulnerability and tell the truth about their stories are the real badasses.โ€ – Brene Brown

Wow even this vulnerability thing is starting to feel light and airy. Woo Hoo! ๐Ÿ™‚

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be you, Self Esteem, self-love

Is Your Soul Knocking At The Door??

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

People are waking up. People are allowing their true potential to rise up and to meet the occasion of life and it is wonderful to see.

In my virtual travels and with conversations I have with clients and friends and family, I really see this shift happening. I think we are starting to really understand that our whole purpose on earth is to ‘be who we are’.

And that my friends is and awesome and beautiful thing. ๐Ÿ™‚

I also see digital marketers teaching this to people. They use words like authenticity, be who you are, be audacious, be bold, be unique, but basically they are all saying the same thing:

โ™ฅ “BE YOU!” โ™ฅ

BE YOU MY FRIENDS, BE YOU!

I will leave you with this thought to ponder on today. How can you be more of YOU? What passions and ideas are lurking inside of your heart? What expressions are you wanting to release?

Do you have words that want to get out and put on paper? Are there things you want your children to know about you and your life before you leave this earth. Do you want to leave a legacy that shows the path of your spirit while you were here on earth.

Is your artistic side of you probing at your heart and wants to be released?

Is your own soul knocking at the door of your life saying let me in or let me out? ๐Ÿ™‚

What about that funky hat? Want to wear it today? Do It!

Do It All My Friends, Do It All!

Because if not now, when?

Have a great day everyone!

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affirmations, self-love

I Am Ok & Safe Affirmations

Affirmations Are Powerful! Affirmations Work!

I love this quote by my friend Lisa Lisson, the President of FedEx Canada. She is a remarkable and inspiring lady.

We let go of what we can’t control by focusing our energy on what we control”

Lisa Lisson

Affirmation: I am safe, I am well because I always have myself
Affirmation: I am in full control of all that I can control
Affirmation: Okay life bring it on!

I hope that you find these affirmations helpful. Why not make up some of your own?

Oh and there is a link at the bottom if you would like to download 33 of some of my favorite affirmations to enJOY.

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Have a great day everyone!

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Anger, Anger Managment, self-love

Transforming ๐Ÿ…ฐ๐Ÿ…ฝ๐Ÿ…ถ๐Ÿ…ด๐Ÿ† to โ“โ“„โ“‹โ’บ

Yesterday I got really, really, angry and I couldn’t stop myself!!!

It really does not matter what I was angry about but I will tell you that this blood boiling anger I felt came about over a simple thing as a phone charger! I had an issue with my daughter taking my rapid phone charger once again after we had had discussions about this the previous day, and it triggered a lot of anger in me.

As I mentioned it really does not matter the reason why I was angry because that is not the point of my writing today. I am not trying to build a case or prove I was right or that she was wrong. None of that matters… what matters is that this anger did not feel good for either of us.

My daughter cried a lot, I cried and was pained about her crying and was angry about my anger… go figure. See how this stuff starts to spiral deeper and deeper?

Anyhow, this morning, when I awoke and had the feelings and thoughts around this rush back into my morning consciousness, I knew I had to make a decision or to continue to suffer with this newly created pain and anger, or to somehow use this opportunity to transform and heal it.

How would I do this? Well I am currently reading Matt Kahn’s book “Whatever Arises Love That”, and I thought yes Love is the answer. I have to love this situation and to love my anger. This is what will transform this frequency and even turn this situation into the gift that it is!

Love My Anger?

What an opportunity I have! I have the opportunity to:

  1. Identify that I am alive and aware of my anger and of this situation
  2. Choose to take the opportunity to shift it all to a place of Love and a higher frequency
  3. To see the gift of this situation and to relish in my humanness
  4. To maybe help others with anger and other painful emotions by openly sharing my story and how I am working at transforming this situation this morning….

Okay whew. I’ve been openly honest here with myself and those reading my words. And now I can love myself back to love. I will do this by choosing to shift this situation right in the here and now. I choose to send love to my heart and to my daughter’s heart.

I choose to not ‘resist’ or ‘deny’ that this is or has happened. I had A LOT of anger and I displayed it, but now I will send love to the situation and “love what arose”. When I love what is, I displace the anger because they cannot co-exist.

Wow. Feeling better already. I will now go forth with a lighter and happier heart and I will project love around this entire experience and move forward in my day with a loving heart once again.

I hope that you found this as helpful as I did in writing it. And please remember you can replace the emotion of anger with any painful emotion and send love to it to help shift you from that feeling of ‘frustration’, ‘judgement’, ‘hatred’ (fill in the blank) and love โ™ฅ what arises, send love to it, to you, and release the hold that it has on you and in turn you will project MORE love out to the world too. By doing this we all infuse more love and loving kindness out into the world.

So even in our darkest moments, we can turn them into conduits of love and healing.

Much love to you today….

Maggie

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Matt Kahn, self-love, Self-Nuturing

Why Do I Let My Light Shine?

Why do I let my light shine? And why should you let your beautiful light shine?

During my morning feeding of my soul, I contemplated this very question and was inspired through some work of Matt Kahn. I will share my thoughts here today.

Matt talks about giving and receiving and that giving is receiving and receiving is giving. I really resonate with that and I know this to be true. When I give to others I receive that which I give. If I show love to someone, I feel more loved and loving. If I give kindness to others and they receive it, I receive it too!

And then I started thinking about loving ourselves and about letting our glorious and beautiful souls, spirits and personalities out to shine for all the world to see. Matt talks about when we let ourselves shine we allow others to shine too! It really is win-win.

But then I thought, I work at shining to help me too. I try to shine so that I bring light to my own darkness, my own doubts, my own fears, and my own insecurities and struggles. To put it another way, I shine light to dissipate my personal pain and suffering.

I am learning from Matt’s work that the fear and the pain are divine too and this has helped me to better love what is and to move through it easier.

To sum it up this whole thought process of mine it is this:

If we let our lights shine, we heal ourselves from pain and suffering and we fill in the dark spaces with light and then in turn we shine and lead the way for others to also do this. We become a beacon of light and one by one we awaken this truth in others and then our lights radiate farther and wider and that very love and light is infused into the hearts of many.

If you are reading this today, please know that these words are infused with much divine and immense LOVE & LIGHT for you!

So do your part and let your light shine okay? You’ve got this!

With Much Love

Maggie

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be you, love, self-love

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“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval”. Mark Twain

WHO is your biggest obstacle in your life?

WHO stops YOU from being YOU?

Is it YOU?

I think we are all guilty of this sometimes. The greatest freedom in life is the freedom to be who we are.

I was thinking this morning a kind of crazy but fun thought. What if we saw ourselves as a slow cooker or crock pot. Just get up ‘set it and forget it’. Meaning get up, be who we are exactly as we are, and off we go to en๐‰๐Ž๐˜ our day.

I love to write about these things so I can remind myself about concepts like this. Maggie, just be YOU.

I have found that the more ME I am, the easier my life has gotten. I am a work in progress. I take baby steps and I keep going. I forgive, I forget, I love, and I learn compassion as I go. I learn to be compassionate with myself and with others.

A baby taking a step ‘baby steps’

The more insecurities I have the more I am learning about humankind. WE are human. We make mistakes. We learn. We keep going. There is nowhere to ‘get to’ and as Ram Dass so eloquently stated “We are just walking each other home”.

So my friends, whatever you need today, I am sending. I am sending strength to those who need that. I am sending Love to you and to me! I am sending thoughts of beauty and encouragement. I am sending you encouragement to be YOU and to LOVE YOU! You are enough and you are AMAZING just as you are. And by the way, you look so beautiful just being all human like like you are. ๐Ÿ™‚

Whatever it is you need right now to feel stronger, supported and loved, know that these very words are infused with all of that and more……

๐ฟโค๐“‹๐‘’ ๐‘€๐’ถ๐‘”๐‘”๐’พ๐‘’

Various pictures of people supporting each other by hand holding and also a group of women resting their heads on each others shoulders…. like a train of support.

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personal choice, Personal Empowerment, self-love

Don’t Give Your Personal Power Away

๐Ÿ’ฅPersonal Empowerment is

โ™ฅ Your Source of Energy โ™ฅ

The older I get, the more I tap into my own power and personal empowerment. We are energetic beings and bodies, and it is wise to understand this.

When we feel empowered, we feel charged and ‘full of life’. When we are experiencing disempowerment we feel void of life force and of energetic strength.

Ways We Might Disempower Ourselves

What are some things or ways that people disempower themselves?

There are many but a few that come to mind are:

Not Going Within For Answers

This is one of the most common ways. People do not listen to their inner guidance and to their intuition. When you are not tapped in and tuned in to your inner guidance system, it is easier to fall prey to the beliefs and conditioning of the masses, which are not always in alignment with your higher self or with what is true for YOU.

Putting Too Much Emphasis on The Opinions of Others

We all have talents, skills and ideas. As a Life Coach I always try to teach my coaching clients to go within and to find their answers, desires, wants, and to identify the needs that they need to have met. This is what coaching is all about, helping clients to come to their own conclusions and to guide them to use their personal power and wisdom to move forward in their life.

What I often see is that people lose their power by placing too much weight in and on the opinions of others.

For example, “My Doctor said” or “My Accountant said” or “My friend Mary said she heard on the news and blah blah blah”…. I am in no way knocking the wisdom and guidance of professionals or any person on this earth, however, I believe in order to be personally empowered, one must have balance.

For example, I take the guidance from my dentist, accountant, lawyer, medical professional, media, friends, etc. but I use my own discernment also and ultimately come up with my own plan of action based on their guidance and their wisdom and in combination with my wisdom as well.

I don’t blindly forge ahead without asking my questions, maybe even doing some research on my own or asking for second, third and even fourth opinions. And then I use all of the information that I have received and I go within to my higher self and make my formulations which is also based on my feelings. Those are important too. Does this feel right for me? Does the advice of this particular person feel right for me and this particular situation?

The minute I hear someone say “My So and So said… you Fill in The Blank..” the hairs on the back of my neck go up and I think “yes, but what do YOU think, feel and desire?” What feels right for you?

I am going to give you one of my real-life examples. I have shared this simple example with clients over the years, and it gets the point across. Here it is:

I have been going to the same dentist office for my whole life. When I was young and through most of my adult life, I just went to the office and had everything done that this particular office did when I went for a check-up. Speed ahead to now in my life…

I tell them what I want to be done. For example, at this point in my life, I do not choose to have fluoride treatments so I do not get them. I decide, along with their recommendations of course, if it is an appropriate time for me to have an x-ray or not. If I feel it is in the best interest for my oral health at this time, I may say yes but I also decline them more often than not.

The point is, is that I decide what way I want to go and I am the customer who is paying so I very much have a right to decide what is best for me. This my friends is an example of being personally empowered to make choices that you believe are in alignment with YOUR best interests based on a combination of guidance from others and your own input.

And as for people in roles of giving advice and counsel, I think the most beautiful of these people, best help their clients by ‘guiding them to decisions’ and helping their clients to feel empowered and informed.

Not Loving Yourself

This is one of the biggest ways that we disempower ourselves. We don’t show ourselves the love that we are and that we deserve. We need to love every part of ourselves. Our ego, intellect, body, spirit, and soul. If we are not our own best friends, then who are we? Take some time to think about this deeply. It is so important for us to love ourselves.

And it does not matter about where we came from or what was done to us. We can choose to love ourselves. Sometimes just being free to know that is is a choice, helps us to start us on the path to more self-love.

I have written several posts on self-love that you might find helpful. Here is the link

I am going to wrap up for today as I don’t like to make these posts too long but I will leave you with this thought:

It is interesting to note that the more we empower others, the more we empower ourselves. This is when we tap into the force and we understand that there is more power in numbers.

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โ€œOur authentic power is found in our truth. This is the place that shows us how to give what is so very good about ourselves.โ€

โ€• Jeanne McElvaney

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self-love, unconditional love

Mmm Mmm * ๐ŸŽ€ ๐’ฐ๐“ƒ๐’ธ๐Ÿ’—๐“ƒ๐’น๐’พ๐“‰๐’พ๐Ÿ’—๐“ƒ๐’ถ๐“ ๐ฟโ™ก๐“‹๐‘’ ๐ŸŽ€

“Unconditional Love is really just Love without expectations.” Louise L. Hay

โ™ฅ There is nothing sweeter on earth that unconditional love which, is love in its purest form. โ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ

“Once you learn to accept and love them for who they are, you subconsciously learn to love yourself unconditionally.”

โ€” Yvonne Pierre, “The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir”

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”

โ€” William Shakespeare, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream

When you look into your motherโ€™s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.โ€ โ€” Mitch Albom

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