To believe in the things you can see and touch is no belief at all. But to believe in the unseen is both a triumph and a blessing. –Abraham Lincoln
Love is the medicine for the sickness of the world; a prescription often given too rarely taken.dr. karl menninger One of the most healing and supportive therapies for anyone or for any condition is LOVE! And it works any way you use it… giving or receiving it. It’s a beautiful thing really. Try to actively…Love – A Prescription for Healing — MaggiesVitamins
I was reading an article someone sent to me about the latest wellness trends and what would be popular in 2019. Of course celery juice was #1 on the list. You can learn more about celery juice at my blog post from last year here: Celery Juice 101 Blog Post
But today I want to talk about another trend that I think is awesome! The trend is that people are going to realize that a healthier lifestyle means more than what they eat, how intense their workouts are, etc.
More and more people are coming to realize that the little things we do on a daily basis have a huge impact on our health and peace of mind. These are usually parts of our lives that we take for granted, like spending time with those we love, taking down time, taking a break from technology, reading a book, cooking a meal,playing a board game together, going for a walk, and basically getting back to living and en-JOYing life!
I really love this trend and am inspired to add in more of this life en-JOYment for myself and I hope you too find that 2019 brings you more of the things that make you smile and that connect your with those you love!
Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Nutritionist who is excited about 2019 and beyond. There is so much JOY to be had from the simple things in life, that they do in fact become the big things!
I love this window. Everytime I look at the view outside, it’s like looking at or through a picture frame. I am enjoying seeing the different seasons through it
Yesterday I made this little video to en-JOY after the snow and ice storm. 🙂
I just love the shirts that my granddaughter (left) and my daughter (right) have on in this picture!
“CHOOSE and Be Happy!” Wow! I think these shirts are awesome. One of my favorite resources that I both go to often and recommend to people often, is from Bonnie Ware’s Book about the top five regrets of the dying. You can see an article with reference to the top 5 regrets here: Article on Bonnie’s Wares Top Five Regrets of the Dying
With a new year coming, why not decide that 2019 is going to be the year you opt in for choosing happiness? We make choices in every second, every minute and every hour of our day. Choose Happiness I say! Life is so much easier and much more fun this way. Imagine waiting until your death bed or last breath to realize it was a CHOICE. Choose NOW! 🙂 And remember Happiness is like a muscle, the more you use it, the bigger it gets! And that’s a good thing. 🙂
Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Happiness Coach. She helps people to remember their greatness, to have more JOY, and to make the most of the moments that matter.
The more I seek beauty, the more it seeks me. This breathtaking photo found me this morning and Oh what a glorious morning it was!!!
I have put together a short video of a few pictures I took today following our snow and ice storm… very beautiful!
Positive expectation is like a muscle. The more you use it, the bigger it gets. The same is true for the opposite. The more we worry and have fear, the more we attract the frequency of worry and fear.
I’m sure we have all heard of ‘The Snowball Effect’, which implies that as a snowball rolls down a hill it gets bigger and bigger and bigger, and it is very true. It’s also very exciting when we do realize how powerful this is. If we can expect good things to come into our life, good things do start to happen and then the snowball effect happens because it is the same as building a muscle, the more you use it the bigger it gets!!! 🙂
I encourage everyone today to have a good workout and build those muscles of positive expectation and awesome outcomes! 🙂
Maggie Holbik.com it’s a Certified Life Coach and Nutritionist, who believes in Positive Expectations, Joyful Living, and Miracles!!!
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.Megan Beattie
Thank you. Know matter how you say these two words or in what context, they truly are the most powerful energetically charged shifting words in the universe.
The art of being thankful and having gratitude can do more for the human spirit than any outside stimulus can provide. The people who have learned to leverage the power of gratitude know, that it is tremendously powerful for bringing peace and comfort to one’s soul. Whether one is counting their blessings, thanking someone in their life, or simply being grateful for life itself, the benefits of gratitude are great!
Studies have shown that grateful people experience improved immunity, better sleep, and lower blood pressure! They are also better able to participate in relationships and are more compassionate for self as well.
One of my favorite prayers that I use myself and teach to my clients to help with difficult situations is this one:
“Thank you God/Universe/Whatever You Want to Call it… for already solving this problem for me.” And then you detach and let it go. This prayer is very powerful and I cannot remember the source or where I got it, but I am eternally grateful for it and it has been instrumental in my life.
I am grateful today for this moment, for the fact that I am inspired to write this blog post, and for all of you reading it. I hope you find peace in gratitude and that you practice it in your daily life.
Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach, Reconnective Healer and Board Certified Nutritionist who believes in Life, Love, and of course Gratitude 🙂
Have you ever marvelled at the human spirit? I know I have. Life is filled with both glory and pain. We all go through things in our lives and through life’s experiences that can be tremendously challenging, painful and even heart breaking.
Lately I have been reflecting on the human spirit and our will to go on. I have come to believe that our true beauty is in our humanness. What if we saw our so called shortcomings, our so called flaws and even our addictions, as the very things that make us beautiful and real? What if we realized that the very things we judge as ‘bad’ or ‘ugly’ are the things that in fact, make us beautiful? These are the things that make us human and alive. These are the raw truths that make us empathetic and compassionate toward others. What if we had more compassion for ourselves and actually saw the beauty in these ‘gifts’?
The next time you jump on yourself and are ready to be critical of yourself for something you did, said, or did not do, etc., why not stop yourself and remind yourself that this is what makes you beautiful? Try turning your disdain of self into appreciation of self. With compassion for self, we can have compassion for others.
A saying I use often is “Love is all there is.” If this is indeed true, we must all get better at loving ourselves. It has been said that it starts at home 🙂 I have personally put a note on my fridge to remind myself that these human traits are what makes me beautiful, alongside all of my beautiful soul sisters and brothers travelling with me here on earth.
This concept may seem a little weird, but I can say it really has helped me to see things differently within myself and with my judgement of myself. It makes me have much more compassion towards me, and I truly am starting to feel like I am my own best friend and that’s a really awesome feeling, I must say.
I hope you decide to hold yourself within the palm of your own hand and to see the beauty that is YOU.
Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Nutritionist who is learning compassion for self and others. She truly believes that the answer to much of our personal pain in life could be alleviated with more self-love, and part of her mission here on earth is to empower others to love themselves more and to see the beauty in all aspects of self.