Too often in the rush of life we can forget to stop and say two simple words… Thank you! Whether it’s sending an email, a handwritten card, a bunch of flowers or catching up for a cup of tea… I’ve learned how important it is to let my friends, family and work colleagues know how much I’ve valued their support and guidance. Try thanking someone today, no doubt it will brighten their day!
Humor is infectious. The sound of laughter is far more contagious than any cough or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness. Laughter also triggers healthy changes in the bodymndash;it can strengthen your immune system, boost your energy levels and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Best of all, it’s free!
When I’m asked what area in my life is a continual focus it often circles back to balance.
Balance is the equilibrium between the body, mind and spirit, family, relationships, work and play… maintaining balance in all areas of your life is essential for your wellbeing, happiness and productivity.
It’s easy for anyone to get caught up in the demands and chaos of everyday life, but there are simple steps you can take (and you can control), to regain greater balance so you’re functioning at your optimum and at the same time living in a more synchronised and harmonious manner. You’re also then more able to focus your attention and energy on attaining your goals, and moving forward in a meaningful way.
Rose Quartz is often called the “Love Stone,” because it inspires the love of beauty, in self and others as well as nature. Pink Rose Quartz is the most important crystal of the heart and the Heart Chakra, teaching the true essence of love, purifying and opening the heart at all levels. It’s a stone for every type of love; self love, family, platonic, romantic and unconditional love.
In the spiritual realm, Rose Quartz vibrations can penetrate down to the cellular level and reprogram cells for joy and longevity rather than despair and death. It encourages the dissolution of anger and resentment and brings the Light of healing into your life.
Introducing a few activities into your working week will assist with managing stress and may also help you be more productive.
Here are a few ideas…
Start the day nutritiously – this helps keeps your energy levels up and assists concentration. See Nourish Your Body From The Inside for Miranda’s vitamin packed super smoothie.
Walking and fresh air – try to fit in a 20 minute brisk walk, or walk to work if you can… good for you and the environment.
Take a break – download a meditation practice on your iPhone or smartphone, there’s so many wonderful apps that are free and cater for short work breaks and stress relief.
Get a good nights sleep – so important as it’s when your body is best equipped to repair and restore.
I like to carry a small Rose Quartz crystal with me in my handbag. Rose Quartz is a pink coloured crystal believed to have heart-healing properties. It encourages healthy self-love, and can bestow compassion, forgiveness and acceptance. Rose Quartz is also soothing, calming and reduces stress and tension.
Did you know that we have added the unique vibrations of Rose Quartz to all our KORA Organics products. The filtered water in the KORA Organics products is infused with the energy of the Rose Quartz crystal, so that vibration of love and intent flows through the crystals, into the products and onto you!
Susan Boyle, in that first audition, is one of my greatest heroines. She sings the truth through the light of her open heart, and it blesses all who hear it. Even now, when it’s racked up over 50,000,000 views on YouTube (there are several clips posted, that’s the collective total as of this writing), it continues to bless those who see and hear it.
What if I could be like Susan Boyle was in that audition, every day? What if I could be willing to forgive every past disappointment and hurt, and even forgive those who were mocking me in the very moment that they did so, and just open my heart and my mouth and sing and bless them in the next instant?
If I could, then I would be free.
To me, what Susan Boyle did in her first audition was transcendent. She had been laughed at all her life, and called “Simple Susan” as a child. In fact, she’d had an earlier audition a few years prior for a similar show and apparently the judge was more interested in making fun of her than in hearing her sing. His loss.
If you read up on her, you learn that she was essentially unemployed her entire adult life, never married, no children. Living alone with her cat, Pebbles. I cringe with sadness when I think of it: that beautiful, transcendent voice hidden away in a Scottish village, alone at home with her cat her whole life. Meanwhile she had to endure the mockery and condescension of those who had the power to give her an opportunity.
I write a lot on the topics of self-love, on releasing our negativity and tapping into the power and expression of our higher selves.
For my next few posts I want to write about one of the most inspirational examples I have ever witnessed of a woman doing just those things. It’s always good to have an example to show us the way.
I was raised from a very young age to always give thanks and show gratitude – especially for the little things that are easy to take for granted.
Gratitude to me is the quality of being thankful, and the readiness to show kindness and appreciation to those around you.