Anital Moorjani, gifts, Joy

There are Still Gifts Waiting for YOU!

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I was just listening to a FB live with Anita Moorjani, author of “Dying to Be ME” and she stated that if you are still here, as in alive on earth, it means that there are still gifts waiting for you.

I thought this was beautiful and true!  This is so inspiring to hear. I am learning everyday that we need to be open to the gifts. We need to be open to our own gifts and to allow them to flow through us so that we can share our gifts with the world.

There are also gifts for us and we need to be able to receive them. There are  gifts of beauty, kindness, Love,  sensation, wonder, art, creation, JOY and more! Gifts, gifts everywhere!

Go ahead, open your gifts and receive your gifts. 🙂

Awakening, Gratitude, Gratitude Pop, Joy, Joy Pop, Spark Joy

Gratitude Pop!

Today while messaging a client I came out with a new phrase and thought I would make a new category for it over here at my blog. “Gratitude Pop”. I love it! These can also be called “Joy Pops”, which I love too.

Here is where the gratitude pop stemmed from today.

gratitude chocolates

It is my client’s birthday and she sent me this picture of what she found on the table this morning from her son. I said to her that her heart must be bursting and she said “YES!”

It is such a good feeling to have a pop or burst of gratitude. The new show “Tidying up with Marie Kondo” uses the term ‘Spark Joy’ for keeping items that you absolutely love and cherish. Whatever we call them, they are awesome indeed, and very well something worth focusing on and looking for throughout our day. Think of them like bursts of joy, pleasure and an indicator of something that makes your heart and soul happy. 🙂

This morning I had my own gratitude pop when I saw that the sun was once again rising,on this cold January day in Canada.
sun joyred

What about you? Can you start to add to your Gratitude Pop list throughout your day? Maybe it simply starts with the fact that there is another day. Not everyone will wake up tomorrow to another day sadly, but true. Or maybe you get a Joy Pop when you look at your pet sleeping so cutely and looking so peaceful.

Whatever way you find them, I hope you find lots of Gratitude Pops, Joy Pops, bursts of ‘Spark Joy’, and that many smiles cross both your face and heart today and everyday!

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Board Certified Nutritionist who loves life, laughter, and finding JOY in each and everyday. She purposely looks for and seeks JOY. In fact, truth be told she’s a JOY Junkie and she’s okay with that 🙂

Authenticity, Awakening, Insight, Joy, Self-Discovery, self-love

Authenticity

While looking up the Webster’s definition of authenticity, I picked this one as my favorite. Number 3 of course. 🙂

3 : true to one’s own personality, spirit, or character
is sincere and authentic with no pretensions

We hear this word a lot out there today. It’s all about being authentic and I couldn’t agree more! It’s where it’s at! It’s the place to be!

I thought today I would write a little about what it means to me, when I think of us being authentic. Authentic people have the strength and the courage to be true to themselves and to be who they are. They embrace their uniqueness and know that it is in fact their gift!

Authentic people are honest, vulnerable, intimate, unique, bold, daring, passionate and real. They are brave enough to share a piece of themselves with the world. They are strong enough to bare their soul and to let it shine!

You see authentic people in the world with labels like artists, creators, musicians, authors, poets, rebels, free spirits, the givers, the lovers, the cooks, the bakers, and the candlestick makers. Everywhere you look you see them. 🙂

There is a tender and vulnerable side to authenticity too. It involves approaching life with sincerity, honesty, openness, and vulnerability.

And then there is the daring side of authenticity that involves boldness, greatness, and glory!

Whatever words you attach to it, I wish for you the JOY of being and living through your authentic self. We are all here to discover our gifts and authentically share them with each other. May you live the beautiful and authentic life of your dreams and desires!

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach, Board Certified Nutritionist and lover of life! She has claimed her authenticity and loves using words to inspire, uplift and empower others in the world.

health, Uncategorized

Top Health Trend for 2019 Might Surprise You!

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!

Happiness, Joy, Life Coaching, Uncategorized

Choose Happy!

I just love the shirts that my granddaughter (left) and my daughter (right) have on in this picture!
twiiningreg

“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.

dreams, goals, Joy

New Year Solutions

Around this time of year I start to think about new solutions for the New Year. Not re-solutions but more so adding in more enhancements to my Life List. I ran across this post in my Facebook memories today an I loved it all over again! It is about my daughter who was 11 at the time.

siv new years res

I love Sivanna’s attitude and I share the same. I have learned that the secret to having what you want is knowing you already do! And when you really ‘feel’ that way you attract in more of that which you desire.

So I don’t think of a new year as something I have to go into thinking I have to change something or give something up. Instead I think what can I add in more of? What can I add in more of to make me smile more, love more, feel better more, have more JOY, more passion, more health, more peace of mind, more… more… more…. not give up, give up… 🙂

When we start the New Year from a place of being happy now, we can attract more happiness. What we seek ALWAYS seeks us.

I am wishing all of you a wonder-filled and JOYous New Year of your choosing. 🙂

Maggie Holbik is a Certified Life Coach and Nutritionist who loves life and amazingly enough it loves her back! 🙂 Look out 2019!!! Woot Woot!

Joy, Life Coaching, Mindfulness

Mindfulness & Chocolate

Mindfulness is a state of being that allows one to both connect with and be present with self and the environment around them. It is a way of being centered or grounded and connected.

Think of mindfulness as a moment by moment connection to thoughts, feelings, perceptions, senses, and outside stimuli. This concept may sound stimulating but it is actually the opposite. Mindfulness allows us to detach from judgement or conditional thinking. It is more like becoming an observer; an observer of self and the things and experiences around us.

Mindfulness can be experienced in many ways. One way is through meditation. Meditation allows the stream of consciousness to flow and float on by as the observer (You), silently watches or listens. This is a fine example of mindfulness.

Another easy way to practice mindfulness is when walking. Purposely experience and be aware of each step you take. A great place to practice this is in a park or in the wilderness. Observe yourself planting your foot down each time you take a step. Feel the earth beneath you, listen to the sound the step makes, feel your foot connect to the earth, observe how the ground feels beneath your foot, and observe the overall experience.

One of my favorite mindfulness exercises is with food. Take a piece of chocolate for example. Everybody loves chocolate. Take a bite of chocolate and truly experience it. Feel the texture of the chocolate as it melts in your mouth, delight in the taste, savour the flavour, and connect with the experience one bite at a time. Mindful eating is a very healthy addition to one’s lifestyle as it lets the body appreciate and be thankful for the food, especially when it involves nutritious and life enhancing foods full like fruits and vegetables. When one connects to the energy of ‘live foods’ they provide even more life-giving energy and their benefits are increased.

One way that I use mindfulness is by reminding myself to slow down, watch my steps, and to not rush when I am going somewhere, especially in increment weather. One wrong move can have long term complications, so I remind myself often to move mindfully.

There are countless ways to practice mindfulness, but I will leave you with the most important thought, which is to have fun with it and en-JOY the practice of mindfulness.

Maggie Holbik.com is a Board Certified Nutritionist and Certified Life Coach who is working at being more mindful and eating more chocolate… they are both so delightful.

Gratitude, Joy

True Joy!

joy cardThis year, my spouse Don and I, and our daughter Sivanna, got together with Don’s kids, grandkids and their spouses, great grandkids, and Joyce, the beautiful mother, grandmother, and great grandmother of all of these beautiful people, for an early Christmas celebration.

I feel very grateful to be a part of this extended family and thought I would take a minute to write about my JOY. This card from Don’s two sons and their families sums it up quite well. “Christmas is about believing in miracles and being a blessing, reviving our spirits and celebrating our JOY… Christmas is about remembering all the wonderful things in life, like the people who mean so much to us, people like you.”

 

I thought this was a beautiful card with a beautiful message and it will be treasured. I must mention that they also got us a great present that made me jump for JOY!

kayak

A kajak for our new place on the lake. I was so excited about this. 🙂 I can see so much JOY to be had by all as we use this and enjoy the beauty of nature and our beautiful surroundings.

I encourage  all of us to read the words from this greeting card and to believe in Miracles, to be a Blessing and revive our spirits now and always. How do we do this? We do this by celebrating our JOY and by counting our blessings and that includes the people in our lives that Love us and that we Love back. Thank you to our beautiful family for the blessing of being together and celebrating our JOY together this holiday season.

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach who is grateful for the many blessings in life like Love, Family and Kayaks! 🙂

Joy, Life Coaching

I Woke Up in a Dream

Joy Beach

Today I woke up in a dream, or so it seemed. For most of my adult life I have always held a vision that I would one day have a place either on the ocean, probably Hawaii or on Lake Superior in Canada. I never worried about how it would happen, I just knew it would and that the perfect place would manifest. So today I awoke at my place on Lake Superior that I have had for a few months now, after returning home from my first trip to Hawaii. 😊 How do you like that for comparison? Lol

The trip was wonderful and beautiful and in fact breathtaking but I ended up changing my flight and coming home two days earlier than originally planned. So here I am waking up here on Lake Superior on the very day I should be travelling home, and I am finding myself in complete and utter JOY! I am also in complete clarity. Lake Superior is where I need to be. My heart is with this place here on earth.

Many people have asked me if I regretted leaving Hawaii early and coming home to cold and snow. My response was “No, I love my life and have nothing I am running away from so I am happy at either place”. However, coming home to the snow made me realize how much I do love the seasons. I love the snow. I love the fall, the spring, the summer and the transitions. I love it all! Not to say I won’t travel to warm places and experience new experiences, but for a place to live, I pick here! 😊

I am sitting here in complete and utter Bliss. Here is where I will write my best-selling books, create my blog posts to share with the world and hope I impact lives positively. I will also create online workshops to help people to live in JOY, to manifest their ideal lives, and to teach universal laws that work!

In Hawaii I attended a Soulapalooza Conference with Mike Dooley, from Tut.com, the originator of The Note from the Universe.
Link to Tut for free Notes from the Universe
It was amazing. I have since registered to also become an “Infinite Possibilities” Certified Trainer which is happening on my birthday in May of 2019. Here I will learn directly from Mike Dooley and Certified Trainers who are actively teaching Infinite Possibilities in schools, homeless shelters, prisons, private coaching practices, business corporations, etc. By the time I complete this I will be prepared to even more so teach people the truth about life’s magic, our power, and the infinite possibilities we’re showered with to live happier lives.

When you tap into the universal tool kit, magic can happen. This morning I am working on my upcoming online workshop called “Tapping into The Universal Powerhouse”, that is there for all of us by the way. So, stay tuned and I hope you will join me as a co-creator in this workshop. I will be launching this as a 1 hour, super impactful and full of gems, that will launch anyone who is ready to work on manifesting their ideal life! It’s going to be so much fun too! I hope you will join me.

I close today, sending you’re the highest of vibes and I hope that you too are ready to get crystal clear on what is important to you and that you are ready to manifest your perfect life that will serve your for your highest good. 😊

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Nutritionist who resides in the heart of Canada where she uses the universal heart beat to send out Love and Blessings to the world!

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Grieving, Joy, Life Coaching

The Greatest Gift

own happiness

I saw this quote today and just loved, loved, loved it! It reminded me of a FB post I did yesterday about my daughter in reference to a trip that I on right now. I am in Hawaii for the first time on a bucket list trip. I have always wanted to come here and have finally done so!

Here was the post and picture:
sivanna balloon

balloon girl

I truly believe the greatest gift we can give one another is our own happiness and along with that, allowing others to have their happiness too!

I think this applies to death too. So often people are so sad for long after a loved one’s passing. I always imagine their loved one saying something like this, from the other side “Stop!!! What are you doing? Be happy. I’m gone but you’re still there….. don’t waste another second in sadness and pain. You still have time left 🙂 I only want for you to be happy!!!!”. Although never easy losing loved ones, I am sure we would all agree they would just want us to be happy.

I leave you with the thought of having an intention to make your happiness a priority so that you can give this gift to those you love and that love you and the world at large!

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life & Light Coach who loves to inspire people to live with passion and purpose and to find the JOY that is there for them here on planet earth.