How Do I Love Myself? Let Me Count the Ways!

Yes. Start noticing how you love yourself, and how you don’t. There are many vehicles for loving ourselves –

  • Body self-care such as conscious eating and exercise, receiving touch
  • Relationships that are mutually supportive and nurturing
  • Challenging ourselves to grow
  • Consciously managing our finances…

And perhaps one of the biggest ways to love ourselves? Through our thinking… Continue reading “How Do I Love Myself? Let Me Count the Ways!”

Everyday, All Day, Do Your Best

Truly and honestly, do your best. Because at the end of the day, you’re the one you have to live with. And isn’t knowing that you gave 100% a lot more fulfilling than otherwise? And really, in the last few moments of your life, won’t it be great to feel the peace of knowing you spent a lifetime of giving 100%?

And giving 100% is not about exhausting yourself. It’s about knowing you did your best to work toward your goals for the day, for your life. It’s about knowing that you did your best to live up to your OWN values. It’s about knowing that you did your best to love.

Practice: At the end of your day, make a brief mental inventory of your day and honor what you DID do to support your goals and values. Honor yourself in this way!

The Dynamic Flow: Receive & Give

Life has polarities. And we’re usually flowing in one direction or the other – just like the ocean waves along the shore. One primary polarity: receiving and giving. We need both. We spend our childhood, for the most part, receiving – information, love, learning experiences. And we can, if we choose, with that foundation give back to the world around us what we’ve learned in our own way.  It’s what we’re here to do – to express our Selves – that unique version of life energy and the Empowering Spirit that can only come through you!

And to feel truly fulfilled, I’ve observed that we need receiving and giving on a regular basisContinue reading “The Dynamic Flow: Receive & Give”

Gratitude is the beginning of the journey, not just the end.

Become more hopeful, creative and inspired in any situation simply by becoming grateful. Find something to be grateful for NOW, in this current situation, and you immediately raise yourself out of it for a new perspective on things. When we build a life of giving thanks, we discover more and more to be thankful for. And this makes for a more hopeful life journey. One in which we believe we CAN create what we dream of. And that journey of creation begins with gratitude – now.

Practice: Spend 3 minutes a day – every day – bringing to mind and heart things for which you are grateful. Anything – your health; that you can see; friends; food you have to eat; desires for change. Just get in the state of gratitude. Think it in your mind. Feel it in your body.

Practice: Journal your gratitudes for 3 minutes a day. Think them and feel them.

Photo: Paraglider, Lima, Peru. (c) 2008 Bob Pileggi