Posted on May 31, 2010 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
I posted this challenge a year ago and even to this day I am getting comments about how much people enjoyed this post. So I thought I would put it out there again. I find using this system of tuning into the present moment is ideal for helping me to decrease my stress as I realize all I can do is what I can do in this moment. So here it is. Enjoy and let me know what you notice with doing this.
Many of us are WAY TOO BUSY to spend a lot of time on personal development but yet are desperate to find better ways to be more connected with ourselves, our children and our world. So I have developed the Moment-Is Challenge and use it myself every day.
For the next 30 days we are asking you to set aside 5 minutes each day to be “in the moment“.
Posted on May 25, 2010 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
Do you know what it feels like to tune into your body and your intuition?
Many people live in their heads. They are caught up in the rat race of life that they rely on their head to get them to where they need to get to. But...did you know that when you live only in your head you lose out on powerful messages that come from your inner wisdom or your gut sense.
How do you know you are living in your head? Ask yourself, what are your thoughts? Are they here in this moment , what can I do now, what am I feeling now, what do I want to accomplish now? Or are they dwelling on the past or worrying about the future? Many of us are anywhere but here.
Watch today's video blog to understand more about what means to Tune into your body
Posted on May 20, 2010 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
Making this a reality for you Family
When you look ahead to summer, the knowledge that there will be less structure to your days can be very appealing. Imagining lazy days of sitting in the back yard or at the beach relaxing and enjoying the company of family and friends tends to dominate our thoughts.
What does your ideal summer look like?
Posted on May 19, 2010 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
How many times do you hear “I am so stressed” during a single day?
Stress hormone that accumulates in our body as the result of stress impacts not only our health but also our ability to think clearly and how we react to life’s challenges.
Posted on May 13, 2010 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
Do you know who you are and what is important to you?
Posted on May 11, 2010 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
Mother's Day is a beautiful day both. It is a day to bask in our accomplishments as moms and to allow others to let us know how we have impacted their lives. Whether your children are school age and love serving you breakfast in bed (I miss those days with the toast crumbs all around me) or if your children are grown and gone from the house the memories of your family can be so special.
All Mother's have regrets. There is always something that we could have done differently, should have done differently or would have done differently under different circumstances. Regardless of what we wish we could change, the fruits of our labour (literally) are in front of us. This past Mother's Day I felt quite melancholy. All three of my children are moving on in their lives and I get less time with them. There have been Mother's Days in the past that for me were not very pleasant, with words spoken and unspoken that did not relay the love and respect that was important at the time. This is water under the bridge - the knowing that regardless of what happened then, I have the beautiful knowledge of how things are today.
I have recorded a video of my After Mother's Day musings. Please let me know your thoughts. Take care and I will blog with you later.
Posted on May 6, 2010 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
So many of us are busy doing it all, being it all and trying to have it all that we have lost sight of what "All means to us".
Posted on May 5, 2010 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
Yesterday, I held the first of many webinars on "Taking Charge of Stress". I have come to the conclusion that people are unaware of how much stress they and their family is under. This lack of awareness is creating havoc on our health, our relationships and our performance.
Many people are resigned to the fact that their life is stressful and there is really nothing that they can do about it. After all, we need to pay the bills, feed our children and make a living. This is all true, but what many people fail to realize is that it not "What we have to do" that creates our stress, but our reaction to "What we have to do".
Between the stressful event and your reaction to it, you have a choice as how you can react. Many people do not know any other way to be so they often act from anger, frustration, withdrawal or complacency.