Father’s Day

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I love my dad. He worked his ass off for us for so long and still works hard, 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off. To provide for my mom and little sister. I can’t describe how much he has done for us. This picture captivates him 70% of the time. He’s strong silent and looks like he can kick your ass. The other 30% is him being goofy, I love when we get to see that side of him, but the photo is him perfectly.

 

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Tip Tuesday: How To Build Relationships And Network

Talking to people isn’t as hard as we think it is.

My Boyfriend, Josh, and I were at a wedding just a few weekends ago. The bride and groom were running very late from the wedding to the reception, almost an hour and half before they got there. Josh’s dad, the uncle of the bride, did the one of the most crazy things I have ever seen. He went around to everyone that he did not know and introduced himself. You know what happened?

Nothing crazy or awkward. They just introduced themselves back and had a conversation about how they new the groom or bride.

We make things seem so much harder than they are. Some of us weren’t taught or born with the gift of gab. You don’t have to be!

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Start networking now.

When you have a desperate motive people can tell. It’s easier just to go into a social event for pure connection. Not to sell or push your idea or business. You can start to build relationships and a gain reputation for being generous rather than self-serving

Know your worth.

Figure out your strengths, talents, who you know and what you can bring to any table. Map out what you want to talk about and how you maybe able to help others. It’s not easy walking into a sea of people with no idea of who you are or what you do. Knowing your worth will help any anxiety that creeps into your head.

Listen to people.

Listening means you don’t have to talk as much, but you actually have to listen and ask questions in return. This helps people feel important and valued. Also when you genuinely listen you will figure out how the person you’re speaking to could relate to another person in the room.

Give a way to connect and follow up.

The 12 Laws of The Universe

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The Law of Divine Oneness – Everything is connected to everything else. We are all one. What we think, say, do and believe will have a corresponding effect on others and the universe around us. Together we are a creation. We are not separated from the godhead.

 

Law of Action -. This must be used in order for us to manifest things on earth. We have to engage in actions that supports our thoughts dreams, emotions and words. We have to put yourself in motion to be able to receive.

 

Law of Vibration – Everything in the Universe moves, vibrates and travels in circular patterns or frequency. In the physical world we apply it to our thoughts, feelings, desires and wills in the world. Positive feelings equals positive vibrations, negative feelings equals negative vibrations. Each sound, thing, and even thought has its own vibrational frequency, unique unto itself.

 

Law of Correspondence – “As above, so below” What is happening in the outside world is a reflection of what happening on the inside world. We are in control of how we create the world. The law is the fact that in the physical world, energy, vibration, light and motion have their corresponding principles in the Universe.   

 

Law of Cause and Effect – Nothing happens by chance or outside the Universal Laws. Every Action thought including, has a reaction or consequence.

 

Law of Compensation– The Universal Law is an extension of the Law of Cause and effect applied to blessings and abundance that are provided for us. The visible effects of our deeds are given to us in gifts, money, inheritances, friendships and blessings. These are direct or indirect actions carried out throughout our life.

 

Law of Attraction – We create the things, events and people that come into our lives. Our thoughts, feelings, words, and actions produce energies. Negative energies attract negative energies and positive energies attract positive energies. Whether you want the negative or not. If you place attention on it it will attract it.

 

The Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy -This is so powerful, all people have within them the power to change their lives. The higher vibrations consume and transform lower ones. Each of us can so easily change our lives by understanding the Universal Laws! Applying the principles in ways to effect change in ourselves.

 

Law of Relativity – Each person will receive a series of problems, these problems are tests or lessons, for the simple purpose of strengthening the light within. This teaches us to compare our problems to others problems. No matter how bad we perceive our situation to be, there is always someone who is in a worse position. We are never given a problem we can’t handle.

 

Law of Polarity – Everything is on a continuum and has an opposite. We have the ability to suppress and transform undesirable thoughts by concentrating on the opposite, making the positive change possible. It is linked with the law of mental vibrations.

 

Law of Rhythm – Everything vibrates and moves to certain rhythms. These rhythms establish seasons, cycles, stages of development, and patterns. Each cycle reflects the regularity of God’s Universe. It is possible to rise above negative parts of a cycle by rising above the cycle and never allowing negative things to penetrate the consciousness.

 

Law of Gender – The Law of Gender means all things has masculine (yang) and feminine(yin) principles. It is this law that governs what we know as creation. Both are required for life to exist and we have to have a balance between the two to be true creators.

Follow your dreams

Ways To Get Out Of Your Box

Getting out of the box is easier said than actually done. So what is needed to get out of the box? I found a video on Tedx Talks by Giovanni Corazza, and came away with a few main points.

To be creative, you need to practice out-of-the-box thinking.

Think of what you do not know and challenges your comfort.

Be aware of your assumptions. Basics assumptions prevent you from thinking creatively.

 Value Long Thinking.  Judge ideas by how they fit as an whole, NOT individually. This can really only happen with patience.

Apply your theories and concepts to areas that were never applied to before.

Be open minded!

Creative thinking is about finding many alternatives and choosing the best answer, not about finding the “right” answer. Find the value in your idea.

The idea if this is right than someone has already done it and this means I can’t do it. This isn’t the best way to think about it.

Think of ways to challenge to your environment. If the environment punishes you for your ideas you will stay in the box. 

Combine different disciplines to create new ideas using metaphors.

Want more?

Here is the video! What did you take away from it?

Drink Of The Week!

Matcha Latte!
Do you see an angry green frog in my drink?

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I got my Matcha Latte from RX Brew in Weatherford, OK.
Matcha’s popularity has grown in the states lately. You’ve probably heard of this powdered green tea by now, but have you tried it as a latte yet? Matcha is great for you and it adds some healthy benefits with antioxidants to your latte.

The original taste is like a much stronger, creamy, green tea. I prefer my drinks sweeter so I added a packet of Raw Sugar. I would say add a little bit of vanilla if you’re like me and want it to be more on the sweet side. I wanted to try it plain to compare it to a regular latte, I’m going to switch up my lattes with Match a little more often.

Energy wise it did gave me a little buzz, which is surprising since caffeine usually does nothing to me since I drink it so often. I know people who love Matcha and those who don’t. As most things in life its up to your taste buds!
Check out the score board below!

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Taste:   1            2            3              4 ✔️     5

Color:   1            2            3 ✔️        4           5

Design: 1 ✔️     2            3               4           5

Smell:   1            2            3              4 ✔️     5

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How To Be The Best You

I have been trying for years to be the person that I think I want to be,
just to be disappointed in myself for how little I have done.
Now that I have a better grounded relationship with myself I can see that
I really I am awesome, I am deserving of the best in life and I will get there.
Now I want to help you get started with building your relationship with yourself.

Get out those dang sticky notes or a expo marker for your mirror.
Once a day for a week, write something positive about yourself.
“I am happy.”
“I am beautiful.”
“I can be healthy.”
I do this everyday, even on my bad days. Some days you will feel like poop, but those are the days you need a compliment the most.

 Practice Forgiveness.
Which is freaking hard.
I am a happier person now from doing this. You will have slip ups, that’s normal.
We’re human and learning how to do this doesn’t happen over night. So start small.
(Side note: You do NOT have to reach out to those people who have hurt you or re-live something to forgive it.)
What I do is visualize putting the issue in a box, saying this issue that has been hurting me is now in the past and I will learn from it and leave this issue in the past. Then visualize throwing the box away or burning it.

Eat Healthier Foods
Little things you can change like trying to eat yogurt for breakfast if you don’t normally eat anything. Possibly replace one snack a day with a protein bar. Have a salad before your dinner. Even cutting back on red meat is a great start.

Drink Water
You may hate water and that’s fine. You can use the water flavoring things like Mio to help you get over drinking straight up water. Our bodies need water for better health and skin. So if you normally don’t drink water, try replacing at least one drink a day with water.

Start A Journal
Once a week or once a day just start writing about how you feel, your dreams, where you want to go in life, what you may need to work on or what you want to eat for the day. Just start a conversation with yourself.

Try Something you’ve Been To Scared To Do.
If you’ve been wanting to paint, skydive, or even start a blog. Then go and do it!
You are the only thing stopping you. 

 

 

 

 

3 Easy Ways To Help You De-Stress.

Life can get a little hectic from time to time. Here’s some ways you can challenge it.

TURN INWARD
Practicing self-care is so important, especially when you’re feeling stressed. If you’re starting to feel stressed or anxiety. Make sure to take time out for yourself. Maybe have a nice bubble bath with that bath bomb you’ve been wanting to try, treat yourself to a coffee or give yourself the afternoon off to just relax and not have to worry a schedule or kids. Reminder: It’s okay to take time for you.

UNPLUG
I think the best way to de-stress is to unplug. When I’m feeling overwhelmed, I like to turn off all my electronics and just focus on myself. This can be anything from going for a walk, cleaning (yes I’m that weirdo) or just curling up on the couch with a book. Whatever you decide to do, make sure you silence or turn off anything that would make you want to check notifications.

SLOW DOWN
We all know that sometimes life can be just plain crazy, like you’re reaching for a life line that keep slipping past your fingertips. When life starts to feel to fast, I like to literally slow down. I’ll take 15-60 minutes, and do meditation and yoga exercises. I’ll make sure it’s nice and cool in my house. Then I’ll go to Youtube and find whatever calming meditation music I can, go to my alone space, and focus on centering myself. Breathing exercises are great for this (breathe in for 4, breathe out for 8), Another thing that helps me clear my mind is visualizing myself sinking in to the floor. If that trips you out though maybe visualize laying sitting on a beach staring at mountains as the sun is just setting. Mental images really helps to make me to feel weightless and at peace.

Y’all what are your tips to unwind and de-stress?
Beginner's Challenge

20 Things To Do This Summer.

  1.  Go on a road trip
  2. Have a cook-out
  3. Make a bonfire
  4. Give a stranger $5
  5. Learn a new hobby
  6. Clean out your winter clothes and give them to charity
  7. Visit a beach
  8. Take a day trip out of town
  9. Plant a garden
  10. Play mini golf
  11. Go to the zoo
  12. Try a new snow cone flavor
  13. Throw a tea party
  14. Clean out the garage
  15. Find a drive-in movie
  16. Go fishing
  17. Rent a boat
  18. Camp
  19. Go for a hike
  20. Have a night out on the town

4 Tips To Help You Relax.

  1. Set Aside Some Alone Time
  2. Make A List Of What You Did Today Or What You Will Do Today
  3. Stretch Your body
  4. Breathe In For 4 Seconds Exhale For 8 Seconds

 

Everyone gets stressed and you know a small amount of stress is fine, but if you’re getting to the point of stress where I was at, then you’ve stumbled upon the right post! I was so stressed that I started to lose my hair. So I obviously needed to find a way to chill out.
Hopefully you find these tips before you get to the point I was at.

Set Aside At Least 15 Minutes of Pure Alone Time

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Whether that’s right when the kids are fast in bed (& they’re for sure asleep) or you take a few minutes in the morning/night. It’s so important to have schedule out time for yourself. If you have a family you should let them know that you’re taking these 15 minutes once a day for yourself and that they need to respect your alone time.
Here’s a little list of how to make your alone space.

Take note of your day or make a list of things you want to do today.

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This one depends on the time of day you’re doing your relaxing at.
Make this last under 5 minutes.
If its morning make a list of what you want to do for the day.
This is not a stress list.
This is just away to get it out of your head and on to paper so you not thinking about it during your relaxing time.
If you’re doing this later in the day. Just reflect on your day. For example just think of what you could work on or what you’re kicking ass on.
End your list with just one thing you’re thankful for.

Stretch

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Time to put the note book down.
Lift your arms up and stretch. Now your feet and hands.
Bend your neck slowly back and forth and side to side.
Lay flat and stretch your whole body.
Now move in to a comfy spot.

Take A Deep Breath.

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Close your eyes and try not to think of anything except your breathing or
the music. If your mind starts to drift to other things. Don’t get upset, just slowly start thinking about how you’re breathing.
I try to count while breathing in for 5 seconds and exhale for 8.

Welcome back to the world. Hopefully you can enjoy it a bit better.

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Leave your relaxing tips below!