All is Well

I’ve been focusing a lot on recipes lately so today I’m going back to personal development!  I consulted my oracle cards for inspiration and my angels have pointed me toward divine timing.  They want us to know that everything is alright.  All is well.  No matter where you are in your personal life, you are right where you need to be and everything is going to be okay.


If you’re struggling at the moment, know that there are hidden blessings in the lessons you are learning that you may not be able to see yet.  Times of change are often for the better, and if you can show yourself some love via relaxation techniques, the process of change will be easier.  Get yourself to a yoga class, meditate, or simply practice deep breathing whenever and wherever you can.

Deep Breathing

Deep breathing was an extremely important tool that I used when I found myself thrust into debilitating change.  It was literally my body’s response to the stress I was under.  There were times when my body just automatically started deep breathing to calm me down.  I never even thought about it, it just happened.  Now I purposefully incorporate deep breathing into my days (whenever I find myself outside) and nights (during meditation).

Send Some Love

If there are individuals with which you find yourself in friction, it’s time to send some love.  Everyone around you is affected by your energy, your beliefs and your expectations.  Be mindful of your thoughts whenever someone bothers you and make the effort to let go of any anger, resentment, or negativity toward them.  Try to think of reasons to send love to those people and watch how your relationships change for the better once you are showering them with blessings and love rather than anger.

For example, I was at an outdoor market recently and had ordered a coffee.  It was a micro roaster and the technique the barista was using took a LONG time to produce coffee.  In the meantime a woman was grilling the barista.  I was getting more and more annoyed by her and was feeling sorry for the barista for having to endure her wrath.  When it came time for her to pay, the woman was annoyed about having to break a $20 bill for a $2.50 coffee.

I jumped in and said “Here, I have $2.50 in my hand.  Let me buy you a coffee.”  I didn’t know what to expect, but after the initial shock on her face she immediately she switched gears and was extremely grateful and loving toward me.  “Thank you!  I’ll pay it forward!” She said.  “Please do.” I replied.  Simply by showing her a little love, the situation went in a completely different direction and the energy changed from stiff to happy.

It doesn’t matter why there is friction, or where the friction originated.  You can make a big difference just by showing love in any situation.  I encourage you to try being kind and positive in a situation where you find yourself irritated.  The results will be amazing.


Change Your Beliefs!


I’m sure by now that you’ve heard of or seen “The Secret”.  Among its many teachings, it tells you this: What you think about you bring about.  What you focus on expands.  If you spend your days thinking about how upset you are with a particular person, how fat you’ve become, or how depressed you are over your financial situation, you are only digging yourself a monstrous hole to lay in.  You will get even more angry, fatter, or more depressed…or all three!

Instead of focusing on what is bad in your life, focus on the good!  Trust me, you’ll be a whole lot happier!  If you want to change your eating habits and sculpt your body, keep a mental picture of what you want to look like!  Spend at least 5 minutes looking at a picture of the body you desire every morning.  Go through the feelings you would have if you were in that position.  What could you do?  Think of the confidence you would enjoy!  Be sure to do the same thing right before you go to bed.

But, because pain is probably the best motivator I know, I would also like you to think about what not changing will cost you.  If you keep going where you’re headed, what will it cost you physically, mentally, emotionally and financially?  What will not changing cost your loved ones?  If you keep smoking, drinking, overeating, doing watever it is that is causing you your discomfort, what will you feel like?  What will you look like?  What will the quality of your life be?  Theses are all great questions to ask yourself to light that fire deep inside.

So light the fire right now and look at that inspiring picture every day to keep it burning!