Saturday, August 20, 2011


Think about what and who you surround yourself with each day....have you created a place of repose where you can sit and truly unwind?  Think about surrounding yourself with those little things that make you smile - a photograph, a card, a plaque with your favorite saying on it, a wall hanging, a bible verse, a book, your favorite tablecloth, a feather............Then, ask the people who bring you joy to stop over for a cup of coffee or tea.  Ask someone over with whom you can laugh with - that's right a big, belly laugh! 

Consider creating a sacred place just for you somewhere in your house!
Surround yourself with the items that remind you most of the people and places you love!  Remember that candle your best friend gave you?  Or, a glass figurine from your childhood?  A pillow you can lay your head on?  A special comforter or throw blanket to keep you warm?  A room where the sun shines beautifully on the book you are reading?  Create a space where you can relax, unwind and let the cares of this world disappear....

Consider it, contemplate it, then create it!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Energy.......what is it and where does it come from???

Think about the definition of energy:  Vigor or power in action; Capacity for action or accomplishment; The work a physical system is capable of doing when changing from one state to another...
When was the last time you felt energized?  Full of vigor and vitality?  Ready for action?  Ready to accomplish something important?
Well, if it's been a while, then perhaps you need an energy break!
Sit at your desk, close your eyes, take some deep breaths, and relax your entire body from head to toe.  Allow yourself to completely relax and let go of the tension you have been feeling...
Squeeze your hands together and release them five times in succession.  Point your toes toward your knees and then, release them five times.  Rotate your feet in circles five times. Let your neck relax by looking down for 5 seconds, to the right side for 5 seconds, to the left for 5 seconds and looking up for 5 seconds.  Now, stand up and reach for the stars - that's it!  Reach your arms up above your head 5 times.  Shake your shoulders, arms and hands.  Now, sit back down and see if you don't have a bit more energy than you did 5 minutes ago!!!
Do this exercise OFTEN!!!  Allow your body the time to re-energize itself by taking a short break for YOU!
Share these ideas with your co-workers or team!  Then, enjoy the rest of your day!!!