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Last Updated: March 31st, 2016

ANNE LAMOTT
March 31st, 2016

“Gratitude is a magnetic energy that draws people to us.” – Anne Lamott
‪#‎GratiThursday Motto: “As I love, I attract.”
Gratitude is a energetic magnet for abundance. A grateful heart attracts more of what you focus your energy on. Who could you thank today? What are you grateful for, right now?



March 30th, 2016

FOOD is the most overused anxiety drug. EXERCISE is the most underused antidepressant.
For the next 24 hours, think of movement and healthy eating as “happiness triggers” rather than thinking of them as exercise and dieting. What is one “happiness trigger” you will commit to today? Your natural state of wellness is greater than anyone has permitted you to believe.
‪#‎WellnessWednesday‬‬ Challenge: You are a miracle of nature. The human body has such powerful self-healing potential that the main way you can even prevent it from healing is to interfere with it. Do you have maladaptive habits that may be interfering with your body’s innate ability to heal itself? Simple lifestyle corrections and food can do wonders for your health and, therefore, happiness…



DALAI LAMA
March 29th, 2016

In a world where you can be anything. BE KIND.
“We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us so that we become increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us, and make us kinder. You always have the choice.” – Dalai Lama
Have a ‪#‎ThoughtfulTuesday‬‬, choose kindness today.



ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
March 28th, 2016

DON’T EVER LET SOMEONE DIM YOUR LIGHT, SIMPLE BECAUSE IT’S SHINING IN THEIR EYES.
Shine bright and remember: “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
‪#‎ThoughtfulMonday



March 27th, 2016

LETTING GO OF SOMETHING PRECIOUS MAY BE SIMPLE AS SAYING. “THANK YOU FOR THE JOURNEY.”
Life is a balance between knowing when to hold on and when to let go. When you know it’s time to let go, honor that person or thing with an internal affirmation, such as, “Thank you for your part in my journey.” A nod of acknowledgment allows you to graciously release any lingering hold the relationship has on your heart, making space for whatever comes next. ‪#‎SundayFreedom‬‬



March 26th, 2016

Not everyone will understand your journey. That’s okay. You’re here to live your life, not to make everyone understand.
Sometimes people around you won’t understand your journey. That’s ok it’s not for them.
‪#‎SaturdayFreedom‬‬ Challenge: Worry less about what people think. How would you journey if you knew no one was watching? That’s your path. And you will know you are on that path if the steps you take make you feel freer in the taking of them.



March 25th, 2016

LIVE THE MOMENT, LEAVE THE PHONE! Make some memories today that only you and other’s who were present know about.
‪#‎FirdaySocial‬‬ Challenge: The world today is full of distractions, pulling us from the moment in front of us. Cell phones are one of the biggest thieves of our presence. Our devices are meant to connect us, but the truth is that every moment we spend checking our phone is a moment of our life, right in front of us, that we’ve disconnected from. Today, (after you read this) untether from your screens and choose to engage in the moment instead of thinking you should/could be somewhere else; “Happiness is enjoying the moment for what it is, not what it could be or should be.” Your life is in front of you, not in some email, text, or newsfeed.



GABRIELLE ROTH
March 24th, 2016

“There is a dance that only you know how to do.” – Gabrielle Roth
#‎ThursdaySoul‬: “In many shamanic societies, if you came to a shaman or medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions.
When did you stop dancing?
When did you stop singing?
When did you stop being enchanted by stories?
When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence?
Where we have stopped dancing, singing, being enchanted by stories, or finding comfort in silence is where we have experienced the loss of soul.
Dancing, singing, storytelling, and silence are the four universal healing salves.” ~ The Four-Fold Way: Walking the Paths of the Warrior, Healer, Teacher and Visionar



RUMI
March 23rd, 2016

“If you are irritated by every rub, how can you be polished?” – Rumi
The act of resisting something is the act of granting it life.
‪#‎MindfulWednsday Challenge: If you are irritated by something today, “agree to the feeling.” The moment we disagree, resistance is created. And with resistance comes the experience of suffering. Instead, be with the emotion, trusting that it is there to “polish you” for your greater good.



CAMILLE PISSARRO
March 22nd, 2016

“Blessed are those who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.” – Camille Pissarro
“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” – W.B. Yeats
Tune your attention to notice the magic in the mundane today. One day you will look back and realize the small things were the big things. ‪#‎GratiTuesday‬‬



YAMAMOTO TSUNETOMO
March 21st, 2016

LIFE IS A SEQUENCE OF MOMENTS CALLED NOW.
“A person’s whole life is a succession of moment after moment. If one fully understands the present moment, there will be nothing else to do, and nothing else to pursue. “- Yamamoto Tsunetomo
‪#‎MindfulMonday‬‬‬‬‬: Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make NOW the primary focus of your day, month, year…life.



THICH NHAT HANH
March 20th, 2016

Sunday…Take it slow and give your soul a chance to catch up with your body.
“Smile, breathe and go slowly.”- Thich Nhat Hanh
‪#‎SundaySoul‬‬‬‬‬ Challenge: In today’s world, we’re good at going fast and need to practice going slow. This is why soulful practices, like yoga, mindfulness, and meditation feel so good (when we actually make time for them) – they help us practice “slow” and connect us to our souls true path. Practice going slowly today. For the next 24 hours, resist the urge to jam as much as you possibly can into your day. Instead give yourself permission to go slow and let your soul catch up with your body… (Hint: If your “doers” mind resists, remind it that slowing down fills up your fuel tank so you can go faster in the week ahead!)



March 19th, 2016

“THE BEST PORTION OF YOUR LIFE WILL BE THE SMALL. NAMELESS MOMENTS YOU SPEND SMILING WITH SOMEONE WHO MATTTERS TO YOU.” – RITU GHATOUREY
Enjoy the small moments with people who matter to you today, because one day you will look back and realize they were the big moments. ‪#‎SaturdaySocial‬‬‬‬‬



March 18th, 2016

MAY EVERYTHING THAT ISN’T YOU FALL AWAY.
‪#‎FridayFreedom‬‬‬‬‬ Challenge: Let it fall. Let all the social masks and limiting ‘ stories of self’ you’ve accumulated fall away. And as they wash away, feel the freeing of your true self emerge from beneath it all…this is you. You know you by way the way it feels like a homecoming. Realize deeply that this you has always been there and always will be. And, like a daily hygiene routine, it’s up to you to shower off everything that isn’t you, to let your authentic self shine through, raw and beautifully you. Everyday…



March 16th, 2016

IF YOU FALL INTO A RUT..DONT FURNISH IT.
‪#‎WednesdayWellness‬‬ Challenge: Thoughts become things. The thoughts we nourish with repetition become the furnishings on our path.Today, bring intention to your thoughts; make sure you are prepaving a healthy path and not just following a well trodden rut.
Remember – Failure is success if we learn from it. Use your mistakes like stepping stones!



March 15th, 2016

APPRECIATE WHERE YOU ARE IN YOUR JOURNEY. EVEN IF IT’S NOT WHERE YOU WANT TO BE. EVERY SEASON SERVES A PURPOSE.
The best feeling in the world is realizing that you’re perfectly happy where you are, without the thing you thought you needed to be happy. Today, pause your pursuit of happiness and appreciate where you are…do not postpone for another season, give yourself permission to be happy, right NOW.
‪#‎GratiTuesday‬‬‬‬‬ Tip: Did you know the act of pursuing happiness is, in fact, correlated with unhappiness?



RUMI
March 13th, 2016

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull what you really love. It will no lead you astray.” – Rumi
“That thing that you do, after your day job, in your free time, too early in the morning, too late at night. That thing you read about, write about, think about, in fact fantasize about. That thing you do when you’re all alone and there’s no one to impress, nothing to prove, no money to be made, simply a passion to pursue. That’s it. That’s your thing. That’s your heart, your guide. Thats the thing you must, must do.”
‪#‎SundaySoul‬‬‬‬‬: What is your thing? The things that make you happiest are not random. They are your calling…placed inside every human being is a call to joy, and the purpose of your life is to answer that call…



LAO TZU
March 12th, 2016

“Those who flow as life flows know they need no other force.” – Lao Tzu
The power of the elemental forces of nature flow through each of us. Feel the power that creates worlds flowing through you today- flow as life flows, trusting it to carry you. ‪#‎SaturdaySocial‬‬‬‬‬



VICTOR FRANKL
March 11th, 2016

JUST BECAUSE I DON’T REACHT, DOESN’T MEAN I DIDN’T NOTICE.
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” – Victor Frankl
‪#‎FridayFreedom‬‬‬‬‬ Challenge: Today, anytime you are tempted to react in the same old way, PAUSE in that space between stimulus and response, and remember that the way you respond to a situation has the power to change the situation. Then choose the response that feels most empowering…Therein lies your growth and freedom!



BENJAMIN DISRAELI
March 10th, 2016

PEOPLE DON’T NEED TO BE SAVED OR RESCUED. PEOPLE ONLY NEED KNOWLEDGE OF THEIR OWN POWER AND HOW TO ACCESS IT.
“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.” – Benjamin Disraeli
‪#‎ThoughtfulThursday‬‬‬‬‬



March 8th, 2016

‪PUT DOWN YOUR PHONE, LOOK UP, BREATHE IN, AND ASK YOURSELF, “WHAT AM I GRATEFUL FOR IN THIS MOMENT?”
There is always time for a moment of gratitude…
‪#‎GratiTuesday‬‬‬‬‬



March 7th, 2016

‪#‎MindfulMonday‬‬‬‬ Motto: “Nothing can make me feel bad without my consent.”‬
We are the doorkeeper of our minds. Negative thoughts, beliefs and energies will muddy our homes. Practice being a selective host today, allowing only the best feeling thoughts to enter your door. HINT: It is possible to acknowledge negative thoughts as a distanced observer without inviting them through the doorway. As Aristotle put it, “It’s the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”



March 5th, 2016

May you always find time for the things that make you feel happy to be alive.
What is your thing? Making time for the things that make you happy to be alive is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. Make time for those things today…‪#‎SaturdaySocial‬‬‬‬‬



THICH NHAT HANH
March 2nd, 2016

“WALK AS IF YOU ARE KISSING THE EARTH WITH YOUR FEET.” Thich Nhat Hanh
‪#‎WednesdayWellness‬ Motto: “When in doubt, walk it out.”
Did you know you can walk off a bad mood? Studies show that even a 10 minute walk immediately boosts brain chemistry to increases happiness. Walking too often gets bashed as an excuse for exercise (maybe because it’s free!), but it actually is one of the most “nutritious” movement patterns out there — especially if done out in nature on an un-groomed surface.



HAFIZ
February 27th, 2016

OPEN YOUR HEART AND FEEL THE LOVE FROM FRIENDS BOTH SEEN AND UNSEEN, KNOWN AND NOT YET MET.
“Your heart and my heart are very old friends.”- Hafiz
‪#‎SaturdaySocial‬: You know those people whom you’ve just met and yet feel an instant and deep connection to? These unions with our “soul family” make everything seem magical…Invite them in!



NAPOLEON HILL
February 26th, 2016

JUST WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR AND WHY ARE YOU WAITING?
Far too many people spend their entire lives waiting for that glorious day when the perfect opportunity presents itself to them. Too late, they realize that each day held opportunity for those who sought it out. If you have not formulated a plan for what you would like to accomplish in your life, don’t waste another minute. When you have Definiteness of Purpose fueled by a burning desire to reach your objectives, nothing can stand in your way. Don’t wait around waiting for life to happen to you. When you know what you want and how you expect to earn it, life will agree to your terms, not the other way around.



February 25th, 2016

Our sense of purpose lies at the root of almost everything that happens in our lives. It affects the way we relate to others and ourselves, the way we embrace lives challenges or run from them, and the way we can manipulate others to make ourselves feel worthy. To feel worthy, we will even betray our values and ourselves. Losing our sense of belonging simply feels too risky compared to listening to what we know to be true.
When the outside becomes the compass of my life outside compliments and attention feel good and they can begin to serve as a compensation for our inner sense of value. However, when we look outside ourselves for our self-worth, we betray ourselves and our own internal sense of value. We’re continuously challenged to choose between the outer and inner forces to establish our own self-worth. Self-respect, self-love, and a belief in our basic goodness have to fight against giving in to feelings of social anxiety and shame, the fear of isolation, and the expression of suppressed anger.



February 24th, 2016

Plan a day of letting go: Let go of thinking, and discover the all-embracing nature of the mind. Let go of preconceptions and ideas, and experience how things really are. Let go of needing to control others, and discover how capable they really are. Take time to find your answers to the question WHAT MIGHT REALLY HAPPEN IF I LET GO? As you do this exercise, you may be surprised to discover that you find more of the hidden virtue in your life, which then changes the way you see yourself.



MARY OLIVER
February 23rd, 2016

I opened two gifts this morning. They were my eyes.
“Hello, sun in my face. Hello, you who make the morning and spread it over the fields.” -Mary Oliver
‪#‎GratiTuesday‬ Challenge: Can you think of a time when a seemingly ordinary, even mundane, event took on greater significance because you were fully present to it? Did it spark spontaneous gratitude within? The ONE THING we need to live in gratitude is our ability to allow the present moment to unfold just as it is. When this awareness opens up in us, we cannot help but give thanks.
The minute we look around us with natural curiosity, the moment we attune ourselves to appreciate what’s immediately in front of us, we open up to spacious new vistas.



IAIN THOMAS
February 22nd, 2016

“And every day. The world will drag you by the hand. Yelling. ‘This is important! And this important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this!’ And each day. Its up to you to yank your hand back. Put it on your heart and say. ‘NO. This is what’s important.’ – Iain Thomas
When strong feelings take over, plug your thumbs into your heart beat and feel the heart pumping. Feel THAT? That’s called purpose–a gentle reminder that being alive, expansive, and present is enough. If you do only one thing, remember THAT. ‪#‎GratiMonday



NAPOLEON HILL
February 21st, 2016

“If you appreciate the kindness shown you by others, say with actions as well as word.” Napoleon Hill
The people who enjoy the greatest financial and personal success in life are those who build lasting relationships — with business associates, friends, co-workers, and others. They take the time and trouble to stay in touch, and they make sure that when someone does a good deed for them, they respond in kind. Build your network of personal and professional friends by taking the initiative and being a friend.



February 20th, 2016

The secret to being in the right place at the right time, is knowing you always are. LIKE TODAY. LIKE NOW.
Trust the timing of your life.
‪#‎SaturdaySoul‬ Challenge: Try this radical trust today- As the events of your day unfold, honor each with the acknowledgement, “Right on time.” This dissolves resistance to what-is, and if you practice it enough, don’t be surprised if someday soon you look around and notice the events of your life lining up in your favor…right on time.



OSHO
February 19th, 2016

Storms make threes take deeper roots.”
“Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That’s its balance.” – Osho



CARL ROGERS
February 18th, 2016

“You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously.” – Sophia Bush
‪#‎ThursdayFreedom‬‬ Challenge: Practice radical self-acceptance of what is, and excited anticipation for what’s coming. In doing so you release yourself from trap of “never good enough,” which at its root, is about earning your own love and acceptance. Because the truth is there is nothing to earn. You are enough. Not because of what you did, or said, or looked like, or felt, but because you always were. Owning our story of “now” and accepting that at this moment we are whole and enough is the bravest thing we can do, and the most freeing. As Carl Rogers said, “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. ”



February 13th, 2016

NO ONE IS YOU AND THAT IS YOUR POWER.
Your “only-ness” is your super power. Don’t hide it. Simply by being you you are putting something unique in the world that never existed before you, and will never exist after you. Be you to the full this weekend. #WeekendFreedom



February 12th, 2016

Never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there weren’t any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn’t be here in the first place. And never forget, no matter how overwhelming life’s challenges and problems seem to be, that one person can make a difference in the world. In fact, it is always because of one person that all changes that matter in the world come about. So be that one person.



JEFF BROWN
February 10th, 2016

Everyday you have a choice: Do you want to align with the greatest vision of yourself or align with your excuses?
‪#‎WednesdayWellness‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Challenge: Commit to creating the space for positive growth and step into, daily. “Real change is seldom a giant step. It’s usually a small one. Small but deeply real. We hold the fear and the faith at the same time and we cross the bridge slowly. When we get to the other side, we have been transformed- not by the step itself- but by the willingness to stay open during the crossing. That’s what changes us- creating a space inside for a new way of being to emerge.” – Jeff Brown



DR. WAYNE DAYER
February 9th, 2016

“CHANGE THE WAY YOU LOOK AT YOURSELF.”
If you pride yourself on having a fixed mind, realize that it relies on conditioning that generally shows up as prejudice. Instead, see yourself as flexible, since being open is the higher virtue. Pride yourself on extending your goodness and kindness to all sides, even when they oppose your preprogrammed learning. Begin to see yourself as a person who NOTICES instead of JUDGES. Avoid taking one position and sticking to it no matter what the circumstances are; rather, be in harmony with all people, especially those whose opinions conflict with yours. And remember to include yourself when dispensing kindness and nonjudgment.
DO IT NOW
Vow to spend a day looking for opportunities to practice kindness in circumstances that usually provoke judgment. Notice what you think or say about a relative whom you feel animosity toward, or even a politician or TV commentator speaking in terms that send you off in a flurry of critical thoughts. Take that opportunity to become a “notice,” decreasing your criticism while increasing the amount of courtesy and goodness in your world.



DR. WAYNE DAYER
February 8th, 2016

Plan a day of letting go: Let go of thinking, and discover the all-embracing nature of the mind. Let go of preconceptions and ideas, and experience how things really are. Let go of needing to control others, and discover how capable they really are. Take time to find your answers to the question WHAT MIGHT REALLY HAPPEN IF I LET GO? As you do this exercise, you may be surprised to discover that you find more of the hidden virtue in your life, which then changes the way you see yourself.



DR. WAYNE DAYER
February 7th, 2016

CHANGE THE WAY YOU LOOK AT YOUR POTENTAIL FOR BECOMING A LUCKY PERSON.
Rather than telling yourself: WITH MY LUCK, THINGS AREN’T GOING TO WOR OUT FOR ME, affirm: I AM OPEN TO ALLOWING WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN. I TRUST LUCK TO GUIDE ME. This change in your thinking will serve you by guiding you to live in the flow with your source. Peace will replace stress, harmony will replace effort, acceptance will replace interference and force, and good luck will replace fear. You’ll become what you think about, so even things that you previously believed were evidence of bad luck will now be viewed as what helps you move toward greater harmony.
Living by letting go will allow you to appreciate Lin Yutang’s wry observation in THE IMPORTANCE OF LIVING: “If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.”
DO IT NOW
Dedicate a week to charting incidents of “things working out” without you having to control or “make” them happen. This will mean consciously choosing situations where you curb your automatic impulse to control the outcome. Relax when you want to tense up, and trust in as many situations as you can. At the end of the week, notice how changing the way you think has changed your life.



DR. WAYNE DAYER
February 5th, 2016

PRACTICE THE ART OF ALLOWING YOURSELF
Begin by letting yourself to be more spontaneous and less regimented in your daily life: Take a trip without first planning it. Go where you’re instinctively guided to go. Tell the authoritarian part of you to take a break. Introduce a different side to yourself and the world by affirming: I AM FREE TO BE MYSELF. I DO NOT HAVE TO LIVE BY ANYONE ELSE’S RULES, AND I RELASE THE NEED FOR LAWS TO REGULATE MY BEHAVIOR.
PRACTICE THE ART OF ALLOWING OTHERS.
Catch yourself when you’re about to cite a rule as a reason for saying no to a child or someone you supervised, and instead consider the ramifications of saying nothing and just observing. When you change the way you look at your role as a leader, you’ll find that very few edicts are necessary for people to conduct the business of their lives. Everyone has a strong sense of what they want to do, what limits they have, and how to actualize their dreams. Allow others, and enjoy how your noauthoritarian leadership inspires them to be themselves.
DO IT NOW
Make time to do something you’ve never done before – it could be walking barefoot in the rain, taking a yoga class, jumping out of an airplane in a parachute, or anything else you’ve always wanted to do. Recognize that you’ve created restrictions for yourself that keep you from new and expanding experiences, and find the time now to close your personal rule book and plunge in where you’ve never before wandered. Also, make time to give those in your charge an opportunity to do the same, enjoy how much they accomplish with minimal or no action on your part.



DR. WAYNE DAYER
February 5th, 2016

WHEN BAD FORTUNE FEELS SO TRHOUBLESOME THAT YOU CAN’T GET UNSTUCK, SEE GOOD FORTUNE LEANING ON IT.
When you feel overpoweringly discouraged during a trip through the valley of despair, it can feel as that’s all there is. If you’re unable to see a circumstance or situation as part of a larger picture, remind yourself that good fortune is leaning on this bad one, just as morning follows the darkest night. With wholeness as a backdrop, rely on your knowledge of day following night at these times. Keep in mind that when you’ve reached the valley floor, the only direction you can go is upward. Things definitely will get better; your luck must change; scarcity has to turn into abundance. This is because good fortune is invisibly there in all moments of despair, and you want to learn to live untroubled by them both.
DO IT NOW
Spend a day noticing what aspects of life fall into the categories of “fortunate” or “unfortunate.” List them under their titles at the end of the day, and then explore each of them when you won’t be interrupted. Allow yourself to either feel each one or see it as an image that presents itself to you. Without trying to change it in any way, allow yourself it observe the subject with your eyes close. Just as if it were a kaleidoscope (or life itself), watch it and permit it to flow though you – the way the clouds drift in the sky, night turns into day, rain evaporates…and how confusion comes and goes when you’re living untroubled by good or bad fortune.



DR. WAYNE DAYER
February 4th, 2016

BECOME THE MASTER ANTICIPATOR.
Decide that you’re perfectly capable of preventing trouble from cropping up in your life long before it manifests into your material world. Anticipate your own health, for instance. Become conscious of prevention rather than waiting for challenges to materialize. By taking care to be nutritiously sound as a way of life-such as by taking supplements that remove toxins from your body, cleansing your colon, eating more fruit and vegetables and fewer animal products, exercising, and meditating-you’re out in front of big problems.
DO IT NOW
Take one habit that you’d like to see remove from your life, such as something that you believe constitutes a weakness or perhaps even an addictions. Just for today, and with no promises about tomorrow or the future, take a single step to transcend this habit. Don’t smoke or dink caffeine, just today. Eat only veggies and fruit, just today. Speak warmly to hostile neighbors, just today. Notice at the end of this one day how you feel. Then, and only then, decide if tomorrow morning you wish to continue practicing this.



DR. WAYNE DAYER
February 3rd, 2016

SEE THE MIRACULOUS IN EVERYTHING
Change your view of the world to one of awe and bewilderment. Rather than looking for miracles, shift to seeing everything as miraculous. By being in a state of awe, you won’t be able to mentally experience boredom or disappointment. A rainstorm becomes a miraculous event, the lighting a fascinating display of electrical fireworks, the thunder a booming reminder of the invisible power of nature. Live the mystery by beginning to perceive what average eyes fail to notice.
FOCUS ON LOVING THE LIFE YOU HAVE NOW IN THE BODY YOU’VE GOT!
Tell yourself that you love everything about the physical shell you’re incarnated into. Affirm: “my body is perfect, born at precisely the right time, and this is the perfect age now. I accept myself as I am. I accept my role in the perfection of this universe at this time. I surrender to the natural course of my body’s destiny.
See your body through the eyes of totally accepting thoughts.”
DO IT NOW
List five natural occurrences in your daily life that you’ve been taking for granted. Then spend some contemplative time allowing each into your consciousness. The sky, some flowers, a tree in your yard, the moon, the sun, the fog, the grass, a spiderweb, a lake, a cricket, your dog, anything that occurs naturally…let yourself radically appreciate the miracle you hadn’t been noticing. Write, draw, or photograph some observations that you’ve gleaned from this new perspective of awe and bewilderment.



DR. WAYNE DAYER
February 1st, 2016

REDUCE SURPLUS
Reduce what’s in excess in your life and then offer it where it can be utilized. Begin with your stuff: clothing, furniture, tools radios, cameras, or anything that you have too much of. Don’t sell it; rather, give it away (if you can afford to). Don’t ask for recognition for charitable acts- simply behave in harmony with reducing your surplus. Then think about your intangible abundance of health, joy, kindness, love or inner peace, and seek ways to offer those glorious feelings to those who could benefit from your bounty.
BE AN INSTUMENT OF INCREASE
Just as nature fills voids by maintain the cyclical balance necessary to our world, be an instrument of increasing where you observe deficiencies. “the master can keep giving because there is no end to his wealth.” If you cant offer money to those who are less fortunate, say a silent blessing for them. Look for opportunities to fill the empty spaces in other people’s lives with money; things; or loving energy in the form of kindness, compassion, joy, and forgiveness.



DR. WAYNE DAYER
January 30th, 2016

BE SOFT LIKE WATER
Like water, flow everywhere, there’s an opening, rather than attempting to dominate with your forcefulness. Soften your hard edges by being more tolerant of contrary opinions. Interfere less, and substitute listening for directing and telling. When someone offers you their viewpoint, try responding with: “I’ve never considered that before-thank you. I’ll give it some thought.”
DO IT NOW
Do a meditation today in which you picture yourself as having the same qualities as water. Allow your soft, weak, yielding, fluid self to enter places where you previously were excluded because of your inclination to be solid and hard. Flow softly into the lives of those with whom you feel conflicted. Keep the image of yourself as gently coursing water, and watch how your relationships change.



January 19th, 2016

There is no past or future for the law of attraction, only the present, so stop referring to your life in the past as very difficult, or full of hardship and pain, or in any other negative way. Remember that the law only operates in the present, so when you speak of your past life negatively the law is receiving your words and sending those things back to you NOW. What are you speaking of now?



NAPOLEON HILL
January 18th, 2016

“The end of the rainbow is reached only at the end of the second mile.” – Napoleon Hill
Christ’s admonition to the faithful in Matthew 5:41: “And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain,” was in response to the Roman custom of allowing officers to force others to carry their load for a mile. The purpose of the biblical principle, similar to the idea of turning the other cheek, was to make good come from evil. You can add goodness to goodness by rendering beyond what you are asked to do. When you truly believe that the habit of going the extra mile is the only acceptable way to conduct yourself in all your dealings with others, when you are driven by a burning desire to serve your fellow man, you will be rewarded both financially and personally.



NAPOLEON HILL
January 17th, 2016

At every level there are invisible patterns of unity and oneness interconnecting everything. These have no power structures or hierarchies; they are not for sale. They pass freely from heart to heart along the web of oneness that connects us all. We can be present with someone whose language we don’t understand, who speaks about circumstances we have never experienced, or whose reactions are baffling to us. It’s an orientation and intentionality to simply be with another…”
‪#‎ThoughtfulThursday‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Challenge: Adopt the orientation of ‘oneness’ with something or someone(s) today. Hold hands with a loved one and be present to the currents of connectivity between you, share a meal with someone of a completely different background than your own, tune into the buzz of the natural world around you…You’ll soon find that in each of us, there is a little of all of us; one affects the whole!



PHILIP MOFFIT
January 12th, 2016

“The understanding you gain from practicing gratitude frees you from being lost or identified with either the negative or the positive aspects of life, letting you simply meet life in each moment as it rises…” – Philip Moffit
Mindfulness is a gift of gratitude, and vice verse. Harness the power of these practices this ‪#‎GratiTuesday‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬, and everyday! The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.



DR. WAYNE DYER
January 7th, 2016

“The past is a place of reference, not a place of residence.”
A happy mind is one in which the past is a place of reference, not residence.
‪#‎MindfulFriday‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ practice: You do not heal the past by dwelling there. Notice where you are dwelling. Are you standing fully upright in your present moment, falling back to the past, or leaning forward to the future? As Lao Tzu put it, “If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.”



GABRIELLE ROTH
January 1st, 2016

“Ride the energy of your own unique spirit.” – Gabrielle Roth
You can tell when people are truly happy, their energy is genuine…children are this way all the time, they have not yet learned to be anything but themselves. Bring that genuine inner child along with you in whatever you do this weekend! ‪#‎FridayFreedom‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬



December 25th, 2015

When you show up authentic you create space for others to do the same. Walk in your truth.
Your truth will set you free.
‪#‎FridayFreedom‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬: One of the biggest causes of unhappiness is when we hide parts of ourself from others. Being authentic is emotionally freeing, and when you walk in your truth you give others permission to do the same. Authenticity automatically resonates with authenticity- be a magnet for truth today.



December 24th, 2015

When your heart is on fire with desire you will attract the right things to do, you will find visualizing so easy, and you will find it is effortless to think positive thoughts of your desire. You will attract all the qualities you need, such as strength, courage, belief, persistence, faith, and a powerful will. An intense desire lights up your being, producing a magnetic force that enables the law of attraction to cut through every physical obstacle for you and make your dream come true. What is your desire?



December 23rd, 2015

‪#‎WednesdayWellness‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬: Nature is so smart, it put medicine in the food
Every time you eat is an opportunity to nourish your body. The problem is we are not eating real food any more…we are eating food-like products and if you don’t recognize an ingredient, your body won’t either. How can you expect your body to last for a long and enjoyable lifetime if you don’t put the proper building blocks in there? Those who think they have no time for healthy eating will sooner or later have to find time for illness. Join ‪#‎ProjectHappiness‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ and commit to make one small shift to your eating habits today. The beauty of food as medicine is that the choice to heal and promote health and happiness can begin as soon as the next meal!



December 21st, 2015

“BE KIND TO YOURSELF. It is hard to be happy when someone is mean to you all the time.”
If we talked to our friends the way most people talk to their body, we’d have no friends left at all…
‪#‎WednesdayWellness‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬: Notice your internal dialogue today. Who gets more airtime- your inner critic or inner alley? The shocking secret of lasting positive change is to practice unconditional loving-kindness for yourself, as you would a dear friend. You can’t beat yourself into health and happiness. Instead love yourself into your wellness goals today!



BRANDON BURCHARD
December 20th, 2015

“It is the curious and unhurried eye that brings color back to life” – Brandon Burchard.
Notice what happens when you take time to appreciate the details of your immediate experience– what does it sound like, what does it look like, what does it taste like, what does it feel like? Live fully engaged in your NOW. Savor it.
‪#‎GratiTuesday‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Challenge: Today, take a 20 minute savoring walk and LEAVE YOUR PHONE AT HOME. It sounds trite, but taking time to “smell the roses” has, in fact, been proven to enhance happiness. In this age of hyperconnectivity, it’s all too common to walk down the street with your eyes glued to your smartphone, unaware of your surroundings. Even without a screen in hand, we’re often distracted or in a rush, and miss opportunities to absorb the everyday things in our environment that make us feel good. Savoring walks train your senses to notice the abundance of beauty present in the mundane…magic is all around patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.



December 14th, 2015

“What you think about you bring about”. ‪#‎MindfulMonday‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ reminder:
As you think, you travel. You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. PAUSE right now, and take a moment to notice what you are thinking about. Then consider what it is you want to bring about, and adjust accordingly. Thought by thought you create your life…



December 13th, 2015

Our sense of purpose lies at the root of almost everything that happens in our lives. It affects the way we relate to others and ourselves, the way we embrace lives challenges or run from them, and the way we can manipulate others to make ourselves feel worthy. To feel worthy, we will even betray our values and ourselves. Losing our sense of belonging simply feels too risky compared to listening to what we know to be true.
When the outside becomes the compass of my life outside compliments and attention feel good and they can begin to serve as a compensation for our inner sense of value. However, when we look outside ourselves for our self-worth, we betray ourselves and our own internal sense of value. We’re continuously challenged to choose between the outer and inner forces to establish our own self-worth. Self-respect, self-love, and a belief in our basic goodness have to fight against giving in to feelings of social anxiety and shame, the fear of isolation, and the expression of suppressed anger.



December 11th, 2015

“The best way to be happy with someone is to learn how to be happy alone. That way, the company you keep will be a matter of choice and not nevessity.
‪#‎FridayFreedom‬‬‬‬‬‬Motto: My happiness cannot be taken by another, because it is not given by another.
Learn to be alone and like it. There’s nothing more freeing and empowering than liking your own company. In the words of Osho, “Aloneness is the ultimate reality. One comes alone, one goes alone; and between these two alonenesses we create all kinds of relationships and fighting, just to deceive ourselves – because in life also, we remain alone. But aloneness is not something to be sad about; it is something to rejoice in. There are two words – the dictionary will say they have the same meaning, but existence gives them totally opposite meanings. One word is loneliness and the other word is aloneness. They are not synonymous. Loneliness is a negative state, like darkness. Loneliness means you are missing someone; you are empty, and you are afraid in this vast universe. Aloneness has a totally different meaning: it does not mean that you are missing someone, it means that you have found yourself. It is absolutely positive.”



NAPOLEON HILL
December 7th, 2015

“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.” – Joseph Campbell
‪#‎MONDAY‬‬‬ Challenge: Untether yourself from electronics today, and reconnect with the natural world. Go outside, look around you and realize the earth is breathing with you. You are not separate from the whole. You are one with the sun, the earth, the stars. You don’t have a life, you are life.



November 30th, 2015

“Never lose sight of the fact that just being is FUN.”
‪#‎MindfulMonday‬‬‬ Motto: “I am a human being, not a human doing.”
Find the fun in just being today…In this doers world, simply being is becoming all too rare. “Everything is hype, noise, desire, desperation, speed and greed. We in the modern world are good at ‘doing,’ but anemic at ‘being.’ Entertainment, busy-ness, texting while walking or even driving…’Efficiency’ is an addictive myth based on our fidgety fear of opening up. We can not ‘do’ properly until we can, first, ‘be’ fully.”



ALAN WATTS
November 27th, 2015

“But i’ll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything.” – Alan Watts
‪#‎SaturdaySocial‬‬: Our devices are meant to connect us, but the truth is that every moment we spend checking our phone is a moment of our life, right in front of us, that we’ve disconnected from. Untether yourself from your screens today and reconnect with natural world, and yourself. Native Hawaiians have a beautiful concept called “mana,” which means the power of the elemental forces of nature are embodied in each of us…we simply have to be present enough to tune in to this innate connection within us. There is no WIFI in the woods. But I promise you will find a better connection there.