Personal Peace

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“Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have”. Doris Mortman

The above is a very powerful quote and is one that is worth paying attention to. Sometimes it takes us an entire lifetime to realize that we came to earth to be exactly who we are. Let’s not wait that long!!!

It becomes very freeing when we realize that we are the ‘gift of who we are’. We are meant to BE ‘who we are’.

This is not to say that we cannot re-define and re-create ourselves anew in any given moment, but I believe, the journey begins where acceptance starts. When we fully embrace who we are and are at peace with who we are, the magic begins. ๐Ÿ™‚
The rest of the journey becomes delightful play and co-creation, where we can manifest and delight in the playground of life.

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach & Certified Holistic Nutritionist who delights in life and finds that the more she is her authentic self the more the universe ‘brings it on’! ๐Ÿ™‚

I Woke Up With a Bursting Heart!

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This morning I was inspired in my sleep to wake up, get up, and to write this blog post. I was so excited I was BURSTING!!! I am one of those people whose mind and heart never stops working. When I get excited about something I feel it bursting out through my heart center and when I feel this sensation I know I must share it.

I truly believe that life is about serving others and making a difference and that is why my dream inspired me to share why I personally love what some people call being in ‘Sales’. I like to call it SALES…. or Sharing Awesome LOVE Everyday with Someone! Call it what you will, it’s the best thing you could ever do or be in as far as I am concerned.

As my acronym states, everyday I get to share awesome love with someone somewhere. I get to offer benefit and improvement to someone’s life and that benefit or improvement may continue to work in that person’s life everyday moving forward.

Whether I am selling a nutritional product, a coaching package, or my recent offering of a hair mineral analysis which tests the hair for heavy metals and mineral imbalances in the body, I am helping to change people’s lives! What’s not to love? How LUCKY am I?

It truly perplexes me why anyone would see the sales with a negative connotation. I fully embrace and am honored that I can perform this role for my fellow teammates here on planet earth. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am pumped, over-joyed and thrilled about it!!!

If I can help to make a difference in someone’s life to feel better, be healthier, understand themselves more, have more Joy, worry less, improve their health, look better, feel better…… etc. etc. etc., of course I would help them. Why wouldn’t I? In fact, I am excited to help people. I want to do more and more and more of that! I get so excited about it, it wakes me up and brings me to the keyboard. ๐Ÿ™‚

I believe if we are alive and breathing here on earth we are in sales. It is our job to serve each other and to make a difference in the lives of others. Do it with Love, do it with Kindness and if you are in the field deemed ‘Sales’ do it with honesty and excitement, and with the intent to make a difference, and you WILL make a difference. Serving others is a gift that we are all born with and it is the gift of life. When we both share this gift and receive this gift we get to experience the magic of it.

Children are the best ‘sales people’ on earth. They are naturals. They get excited about things and they share it. Whether they just found the coolest rock or they want the candy they see on that low lying shelf at the grocery store, they are going to let you know loud and clear. They will show and tell you why they should have it or why that rock is the most exciting rock on planet earth. ๐Ÿ™‚ They naturally share their exuberance and delight.

If you are someone who is reading this and has an offering for the world that you share on a regular basis, I encourage you to get excited about it. Do it with LOVE and with an intent to make a difference and most of all own what you do and be proud of it. It is an HONOR to be able to make a difference in the live’s of others.

Maggie Holbik.com is a Life & Business Coach and Certified Nutritionist who loves what she does and helps other people and business owners to love their lives and to love what they have to offer the world.

Live Every Moment in the Present and with DELIGHT!

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I think sometimes in life we tend to ‘begin with the end in mind’ and it stops us from having Joy in the moment or in the ‘Now’.

Whether someone is planning a trip, going on a date with a new person, taking a new course, or even starting a new job, they will often analyse the situation to death and try to foresee all potential outcomes of the experience. Their thinking becomes so clouded with variables, that they miss the gift of the experience and especially miss the opportunity to delight in a new experience.

By being open to adventure and to new opportunities without expectations or without seeing the potential of an end result, we are in a much better place to receive the Joy of the experience.

Moving forward, why not be more open to new experiences in and of themselves? Perhaps keep in mind that it is an experience and a mere moment in time. The only constant we have in life is change itself. So if the said experience is enjoyable and you want to continue with more experiences like that one, you can, and if you find that it was not as pleasant as you would have liked, you can chose to make changes and/or pursue other experiences. The most important point is to go into the experience without trying to figure everything out ahead of time, which clouds and negates the evolution of the experience.

One of my favorite examples is people when they are dating. They worry about all the details of thinking ahead to see if they are compatible with that person. Just go on the date and be open to delighting in the experience! Let the evolution of the experience lead the way for you to know more, knowing you are free to change course at any given time in your life.

Enjoy…. Be Open…. Delight in Them!…..

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Nutritionist who loves helping people to find Joy in everyday ordinary experiences and to clarify what is important for them to live the satisfying life for them.

Reflections on My Life

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Today is my Birthday. Every year on my birthday, I find myself doing some self reflection and inner observation. I have a journal that I sometimes use on my birthday, to write myself a message. Today I thought I would read this over and reflect but I could not find it.

What would it say from past years? It would depend on how far I went back in the journal I suppose. The farther back I would go, there would be entries about trying not to worry about what others think, about feeling better about myself, perhaps some guilt and shame thrown in there to add to the recipe, and then things that I wanted to improve in my life.

In later years, it would probably say something more along the lines of reflecting on what I accomplished in the past year and the great strides I had taken.

This year? So many wonderful things. At 52 I feel more free than I have ever felt in my life. Free to be ME! Free to choose and create my ideal days that revolve around Love, Gratitude and JOY! Free to express, to create, and to make my days meaningful and to live my life with both zest and depth.

My soul feels very HAPPY!!! One of the choices I made this past year stemmed from a comment someone shared with me once. They said that they had noticed that when people are around 50, they seem to make a choice. They either buy into aging or they turn this age into a sort of a pivot point where they make changes. They seem to wake up to how valuable health is and how it affects the quality of their life and future life.

Needless to say, I picked choice 2 and have never looked back. I decided to believe that I am getting younger every day and it’s working!!!! This past year has been monumental for me in my life in regard to the improved health of my body, mind and spirit… quantum in fact.

I have never felt better and every day gets more and more exciting. I am so looking forward to the rest of my life. So much so, that I lose sleep! lol

One of the key things I have found to help with these changes and in embracing aging is to apply focus. I do this with any change I am trying to implement. I choose not to focus on what I am giving up, on what I did have, or on what yesterday was like. I keep my sites on the NOW and the future. I find the freedom in the ‘new’ not the past.

In future blog posts and in my new coaching series that I am working on “Your Path to Joy”, I will be sharing more on how to get excited about making positive changes in your life and how to let go of things that no longer serve us.

If you are reading this, thank you for being in my life. Today I am getting so many wonderful messages on Facebook, through text messaging and more and I feel so Blessed and grateful. I am grateful for every experience I have had the pleasure of experiencing in life and I am grateful for every interaction with every one who has touched my life in some way.

I send much LOVE to all today and my wish for you is to make the rest of your life the best ever!

Happy Birthday to me! Happy Birthday to me!

I love you Maggie. The best is yet to come ๐Ÿ™‚

Own Your Magic Button!

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When it comes to people affecting our moods, we have more control than we think. In fact, we’ve got the magic. We truly do. It’s all about learning how to harness the power also known as our personal power.

Here is a quote I like from Esther Hicks.

“When it feels to you as if someone is pushing your button, realize that you are the one with a great big button out there that is just begging to be pushed. If you don’t put it out there, no one will push it.”

Let that one sink in! Imagine you are walking around with this big button on your heart that is saying “Push me, push me, and I will react”. It is VERY empowering to know and own the fact that NO-ONE can push our buttons or offend us or anything else, unless we choose to be offended, hurt, etc. We have personal power and responsibility when it comes to these situations.

Sure it’s not easy at times and no-one deserves to be downright abused, but in life and in my coaching practice, I have seen a lot of people suffer needlessly because they have chosen to wear that button and wear it proudly :-). I personally choose to suffer the least amount possible in my life, so I actively keep that big ol push button tucked away and try not to display or use it. There is a saying I have liked for all of my adult life “What other people think of me, is none of my business”. This has helped me to better react in the challenging situations.

I really believe that the first step to change is to actively acknowledge and become consciously aware of how we react and respond to things and outside stimulus provided to us in the game of life. The better we master our reactions, the less we suffer. Sounds good to me. What about you? ๐Ÿ™‚

Maggie Holbik.com is a Life and Nutrition Coach who resides in Northern Ontario and believes in empowering others to live life fully and with and in JOY!

On Laughther, Life, and The Human Spirit’s Ability to Prevail

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Today I went for lunch with a long time friend of mine, Marj, and although we donโ€™t see each other often, it is always an instant and heartfelt connection when we do.

Today, was a delightful lunch and we laughed very hard throughout the lunch.ย  In fact, we laughed several times until the point of tears. We talked about funny memories that we had from a place we both worked at in the past, we talked about sickness, life, and even death.

After I left my lunch, I realized how good it was seeing my good friend and it was extra good because we laughed so hard. It was one of those lunches where you were really glad that you had the experience. When I got into my car, I thought to myself, that I was going to let my friend know how much I enjoyed it when it hit meโ€ฆ..

Wow, here was my friend who has just lost her husband a few short months ago and who also JUST found out that she has breast cancer and here we were laughing and laughing and I was leaving there feeling uplifted? How could this be? In was then that I realized how amazing my friend is and how resilient the human spirit is.

To my friend, you are amazing and you inspire me with your strength, kindness, compassion, joy for life, wisdom, and your amazing resilience to triumph and blaze through some of the most difficult challenges of life. I am sure we could all agree that in life, itโ€™s not a matter of ‘if we will go through hardships’, but when and you my friend have risen to the occasion. I know that you have felt deep pain and loss, and that you are probably scared,ย  but to see you able to laugh and carry on is a gift to me and the world.

Keep being you. I love you my friend!

Miraculous Meditation!!!

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We all mediate whether we realize it or not. Every time we think of something, focus on something, or dwell on something, we are meditating!

Mediation comes from the Latin root โ€œmedโ€ which means โ€œto measureโ€. This is the same root that forms the word medicine! So, when we mediate we are actually performing a miraculous act. The question becomes what is the best form of meditation that ultimately serves us in the highest way?

Put simply we become what we think about. Meditation of any sort has the ability to transform and to heal as does medicine. Whether we are walking and thinking, reflecting while washing our dishes in the sink, or sitting cross legged with palms up and chanting, we are meditating! ๐Ÿ™‚

No matter which form I take, I am very proactive at using my thoughts for my highest good. In fact, I have coined a phrase โ€œI control my thoughts, they donโ€™t control me!โ€ This has served me well and I am very conscious and aware of the thoughts that I am thinking at all times.

We are powerful, powerful creators and we really do have the power. ๐Ÿ˜Š Let us use it wisely.

Big Leaps

Sometimes in life we have to take big leaps or make big decisions. Maybe itโ€™s a decision regarding taking charge of our health, or ending a relationship, or moving from a place weโ€™ve been at for a long time.

Change is never easy but neither is suffering. Sometimes it helps to understand that the pain of staying where we are, might be greater than where we leap to.
I find things work much easier if I reflect on where I am going to, rather thank looking back at what is or where I am.

Focus on the good feelings that you will experience when you get to that next place. Perhaps itโ€™s freedom, or better health, or ease of movement, or not being treated poorly by yourself or others. When we can get excited about the changes, we make it so much easier to transition.

No matter what, remember that life is a series of ups and downs and no one escapes this, so always be kind to yourself and when you need to, embrace the big leaps and trust in the process.

Why I Love to Take Pictures

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I love to take pictures and for various reasons. One of the reasons is I love to capture beauty. It’s like an art form for me. How many times have I taken a picture of a sunset in the same spot? Hundreds of times. It is the moment that is new and in each new moment in life there is beauty.

Another reason I love to take pictures is to capture the moments in life that bring me Joy. For example on FB this morning, I was viewing the My Memories feature, which I Love btw, and saw pictures from last Easter. BOOM!  Joy all over again.

My sister Stephanie and my daughter Sivanna spending time together and helping me to prepare our Easter feast was the photo presented to me this morning. I smiled and a tear came to my humble eye.

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The next photo memory to grab my attention was Sivanna and Auntie relaxing after the egg hunt. ๐Ÿ™‚ Priceless. That picture tells an entire story.

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Many people I have heard from, tell me they prefer to be in the moment rather than taking pictures or filming. Ex. at a wedding or similar event. For me, I love to ‘capture’ the moment. I love to take a piece of  Bliss or Joy from a moment of time and then delight in it in the future. I love the opportunity the digital world offers us.

Many people use Instagram these days and my Instagram account is more so a collection of my beautiful moments in life. This collection includes my sunsets, my happy places, my creations, my favorite food, and more. I’d like to think that if I died and someone wanted to know what was important to me, my Instagram portfolio would tell a lot. I invite you to view my favorite pictures there. www.instagram.com/maggieholbik  I love to go and look at them now and then because it reminds me of what is most important to me. ๐Ÿ™‚

And please if you enjoy these photos, give them a thumbs up. It is nice to know that others appreciate the beauty in life too and that the efforts of capturing them are appreciated. It’s encouraging ๐Ÿ™‚

MaggieHolbik.com is a Life and Business coach who believes that if you Love life it will Love you back!

Life is Like a Board Game

Life is like a board game. We play the game, we make different moves , we pick different colors, and when the game is over we put it back in the box (coffin).

And if you believe in reincarnation, we open the game again, make different moves, pick different colors and when the game is over we put it back in the box.

We open the game again and again, re-choosing and making different moves.

And it does not matter what moves we make. There is no right or wrong, at the end we close the box, put it away, and play again, if we so choose.

It matters not if we win or lose. There is nothing to lose or gain, itโ€™s just a game. The game is infinite and has unlimited possibilities and choices. We base the game on our choices and our re-choosing. Sometimes we are the King and sometimes we are the Pawn.

They say children learn the best through play and itโ€™s true because life IS play. We play Work, we Play House, we play Dreams.

The questions to ask are โ€œdid we have fun along the way?โ€, โ€œdid we play the game with passion?โ€ โ€œdid we engage fully and embrace all that the game had to offer?โ€. Or did we play along as a pawn feeling that we were a victim to circumstances beyond our control?

Perhaps if we see this thing called Life as a game of creation, we would lighten up, laugh more and realize we take everything way too seriously.

MaggieHolbik.com