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New Year’s resolutions come and go. And while the new year may still be fresh, the excitement of those resolutions we set for ourselves can start to fade. If there was one resolution I could wish for you, it would be the gift of always being conscious of what you are feeding yourself. Everything we put into our bodies is medicine, from the food we eat to the thoughts we think… it can help us or hurt us. Choosing your medicine wisely is key to staying healthy and being happy. Here are a few tips to keep on track and help you achieve the goals you have set for yourself:

BODY:

If you are suffering from ailments, consider diet as a first cause and a first defense. Consider eliminating the most common culprits to illness, such as gluten, dairy, and processed sugars for several weeks. Then watch how you feel once you start slowly re-introducing these items back into your diet. Also, eat as clean as possible by seeking out organic, whole foods. 

We eliminate toxins through four main routes - our skin, our breath, and through our kidneys and digestive tracks. So always breath deep, take a regular sauna or engage in other activities that make you sweat, and drink enough water. Consider adding liquid trace minerals that are rich in magnesium to each glass of water you drink. Most of us are deprived of these minerals and adding them back has multiple benefits including improved muscle function.

Do something physical each day. Take time for a walk, stretch, or a dance around the kitchen.

Treat yourself to a massage, reflexology, or energy healing session from time to time. We all could use a little assistance getting re-balanced; like taking your car in for a tune-up.

MIND:

Take a negativity fast. Do your best to divorce yourself from negativity for a few days at a time. This may mean avoiding the news, drama on T.V., drama-filled people, drama on your social network, depressing music, and so on… essentially, anything that does not uplift you. Remember, this also means doing your best to shut off the negativity in your head. Whenever you catch yourself thinking something not so nice, take a deep breath and re-focus on something good.

SPIRIT:

Do something everyday that brings you joy.

As important as it is to enjoy each moment, it is also important to discover what you really want for yourself. Make a list or create a vision board filled with illustrations and words that reflect what you desire for your life. Then give yourself permission to feel AS IF you already have all of this in your life. This is a powerful point... don't skip it. Feel it fully, then sit back, be content in the moment, and watch things start to pop into your reality.

Give yourself quiet time every day. Set aside a small piece of REAL estate in your home, perhaps just enough room for a comfy chair or a pillow on the floor. Spend time in quiet contemplation, or prayer, or in gratitude. Connect with the joy that is ever present in the center of your being and feel it radiating out.

<3 Kate



 


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