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MAY THE INWARD AND OUTWARD WOMAN BE AS ONE. MAY SHE STAY GROUNDED IN FEARLESS FAITH, SURROUNDED IN BEAUTY, AND ALWAYS FIND THE PERFECT RED LIPSTICK 💋

MAY THE INWARD AND OUTWARD WOMAN BE AS ONE. MAY SHE STAY GROUNDED IN FEARLESS FAITH, SURROUNDED IN BEAUTY, AND ALWAYS FIND THE PERFECT RED LIPSTICK 💋


The cornerstone of resilience is living with purpose and meaning, which is a powerful antidote to a beautiful life. 

"WHERE THERE IS A WHY THERE IS A WAY." 

Holocaust survivor,  Viktor Frankl who lived through gruesome and incomprehensible inhumane acts, writes in his book, A Man's Search For Meaning:  (Which I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend) 

"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way." 

 Resilient people know they have more to offer than their circumstances; they find their why, they stay engaged through persistence – an essential component of resilience. No matter how challenging circumstances are and  no matter how much the darkness tries to steal their light of dignity, there is something inside them that knows the current affairs do not own them. 

Resilience is  a person's ability to maintain a sense of control and achievement in the face of difficult times, stressors, and challenges. It's about being able to bounce back from challenging situations and return to a sense of normalcy.  


Resilience is acknowledging that we all can bounce back from things and recognizing that challenges and obstacles don't change the core of who we are. The more we accept that we can overcome challenges, the more resilient we become and the more we give ourselves credit for our progress and accomplishments, the more resilient we become. 

 Most of us are resilient to some degree, but if you want to be more resilient, these are the characteristics to hone in on

1. Become Self Aware: Resilient people take accountability for their part in a mistake. They are also super aware that life at times is a roll of a dice and pretty unfair at times. 


2. Be Realistic: If you are realistic about your expectations, you will never be disappointed. It is always intelligent to chase what you're good at, and makes for purposeful work vs. trying to impress others.  

3.  Keep Calm Under Stress When facing adversity, don't ask how it's will affect you. Ask yourself what you can do to make it work.


4.  Have Self-Control: Self Control  is one of the most important characteristics to master in life. Self-control is a free tool to help you do less of what you know is wrong for you. 


5. Stay Motivated: What is the one thing that keeps you going when times are tough? What is your Why? 

No matter how busy you are, take a few minutes to breathe deeply and think about what's vital to you. 

 


For Frankl, meaning came from three possible sources: purposeful work, love, and courage in the face of difficulty. 

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A Pennsylvania University study suggests that losing just 8% of your body weight (If you're overweight) can ease depression, often in as little as 14 weeks. When you start to lose weight, your brain starts producing more of the feel-good hormones.  Check out these six effortless ways to lose weight.

 

1. Japanese studies and a study from Cornell University showed that enjoying one cup of raspberries a day could shed up to four pounds in 30 days. 

 

2. Eating bites of food while preparing dinner causes you to eat 57% fewer calories. "Having a small snack before dinner shuts down hunger triggers to the brain and controls food cravings" - Brian Wansink Ph.D
 
3. Focus on what you're eating and try to avoid multitasking. Mindless eating causes you to eat up to 22% more calories. 
 
4. According to Karen Van Proeye, Ph.D. Working out on an empty stomach produces a hormone that burns fat. If you tend to feel sick or weak, eat a small handful of nuts, an egg, or a banana before your workout. The body will burn the food calories first, so make sure the snack isn't high in calories. 
 
5. Dimming the lights and playing soft music while eating causes you to eat 22% less food. 
 
6. Use smaller BLUE plates, and you'll eat 24% less and still feel satisfied. 
 

Bonus idea: List the top 5 reasons you want to lose weight and post it where you'll see it every day. 



We've all had the moments where we're having a crappy day, and the right song comes on, and you feel relief, if only for a moment. You probably already instinctively know that music is a great therapist. And you are correct! There is a ton of clinical and 'real world' evidence-based studies that prove music can address a variety of healthcare & educational goals:
  • Promote Wellness
  • Manage Stress
  • Alleviate Pain
  • Express Feelings
  • Enhance Memory
  • Improve Communication
  • Promote Physical Rehabilitation
  • and more

 

More recently, research has linked music to a number of health benefits, from boosting immune function and lowering stress levels to improving the health of premature babies.

 

"I regard music therapy as a tool of great power in many neurological disorders -- Parkinson's and Alzheimer's -- because of its unique capacity to organize or reorganize cerebral function when it has been damaged."

- Dr. Oliver Sacks, MD
(Neuroscientists and Author of Awakenings)

 

"I would teach children music, physics and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning."

- Plato

 

 Here is a list of 10 songs that have been shown to decrease anxiety and relieve stress. Take a moment to close your eyes and listen to at least one of them. ( It's not recommended to listen to these while driving.) 

  


 

 10. "We Can Fly," by Rue du Soleil (Café Del Mar)

9. "Canzonetta Sull'aria," by Mozart

8. "Someone Like You," by Adele

7. "Pure Shores," by All Saints

6. "Please Don't Go," by Barcelona

5. "Strawberry Swing," by Coldplay

4. "Watermark," by Enya

3. "Mellomaniac (Chill Out Mix)," by DJ Shah

2. "Electra," by Airstream

1. "Weightless," by Marconi Union


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Self Confidence begins the moment you truly feel good about yourself without the need for consistent validation. Self-confidence doesn’t happen overnight, but with an active and constant reminder you are amazing, the chances of becoming your most confident self sky rockets! 

•     First, you must cease negative thinking. (Easier said than done). We need to reach the subconscious where these beliefs are stored. Take a pause and ask yourself how much you truly believe about the thought. Rate it then repeat a positive affirmation. It's even better to write down positive attributes and talents you have and tape them where you can read them every single day. Keep reading them until your rating system is at a 0! 

 “There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.” – Anthony de Mello


•     Beware of perfection. It doesn’t exist. 

 

 Forgive yourself for “screwing up.” Every ‘mistake’ is a learning opportunity. 

 


•     Try new hobbies. Learning something new, especially a sport or activity( painting, surfing, golf or learning an instrument) that requires focus and skill is the easiest way to build confidence.  

 

• Volunteer with a cause that touches your heart.  Making a positive difference in someone else's life makes you realize just how small your problems may be. 



•     Exercise daily and get a hug! Both touch and exercise boosts endorphins, making you feel happier, reduces stress and with exercise, as you get fitter, you'll naturally feel stronger and more confident without even trying.  




 









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