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7 Benefits Of Spending Time Alone

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By Steve Fillmore

“There are times when alone is the best place to be.” – Unknown

Do you ever feel like your brain is going in a million different directions all at once? Do you sometimes feel lost, confused, or that you’re lacking direction and passion in your life?

Well, you are not alone.

In our modern day society, we are being pulled in a multitude of directions; yet we spend very little time alone.

When the body and mind are constantly “on,” it affects your overall mental and physical health and overall well being. Constant stress on the body can have some serious implications.

It’s important that you take the time to turn off all distractions and spend some time alone now and again. Take some time to recharge and re-center yourself.

Here are some benefits of spending quality time with the most important person in your life – YOU!

1. Recharge – So often, you try to please everyone around you and you get emotionally drained in the process. You know what it’s like – there’s that one friend that only talks to you when they are having a bad day. Try to distance yourself from the energy vampires. This is a good time to reevaluate who your good friends are and let go of those that aren’t on the same mission to live their best life.

2. Stop, Think And Reflect – Life moves at a crazy speed. And in that craziness, you may lose yourself in the chaos of daily life. Take the time to Stop, Think and Reflect. In doing so, you can evaluate whether or not your life is going in the right direction.

3. Be Happy, Be Alive – Time spent with other people often means you making compromises – what you want may not always coincide with others’ wants and desires. You don’t have to please everyone. Do what makes you happy and alive. Want to spend a day at the beach? Do it! Want to treat yourself to a spa day? Go enjoy the spa. You only have one life; enjoy it and stop wasting time pleasing others.

4. Be More Productive – It may be fun spending time with family and friends, but it may be taking time from things that are important to you; hobbies, exercise and unfinished work. Spending alone time can be a great opportunity for you to progress towards your personal goals.

5. Network And Meet New People – If you’ve been feeling a little too lonely, try taking on a new activity or hobby. When you go to a new venue to meet new people, you don’t have the peer pressure that you normally would have if your friends or family were around you. Plus, it’s a lot easier to make social connections without peer pressure.

6. Create Something Beautiful – When you are around a sea of people, you often are lost in a mindless chaos of unproductive energy. Taking time alone, you have the opportunity to create from your ideas. When you’re alone, the only thing that stops you from being creative is you. Losing yourself in your work, you can be sure that you will create something beautiful and meaningful.

7. Save Money – Being alone is a lot cheaper than spending it with others. Sitting alone with yourself on a beach, reading a book, or meditating is free. Can you imagine inviting your friends over to do the same? More than likely they will be bored and want to go out and spend money on some activity. Socializing always comes with a price; being alone is free.

Being alone isn’t too bad. You get the opportunity to not only learn who the “energy vampires” in your life are and save some money, you get the chance to really get to know yourself and what you truly want to pursue in life.

 

 

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Steve Fillmore is a 2-time cancer THRIVER! His motto in life is: Love, Laugh, Live – Love yourself first; Laugh through all the crazy times; Live for life right now! Through proper diet, exercise and mindfulness, Steve has been able to recreate his body to work with and for him.For fun, you can find Steve either teaching a Zumba class, or creating websites for clients.

 


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The author, Drew Canole, and the associated www.fitlife.tv are not rendering medical advice, nor to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any disease, condition, illness, or injury. It is imperative that before beginning any nutrition or exercise program you receive full medical clearance from a licensed physician.

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DEPRESSED

5 Things People With Hidden Depression Do

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By Kat Gal 

Your friend seems fine.

She is social and appears to be cheerful all the time. Her life is in order. She rarely even complains.

There is no way she’s depressed.

The truth is, though… depression shows up differently for everyone.

Not everyone dealing with depression shows it in public. Not everyone struggling sits in the corner, cries all the time or acts withdrawn either.

There are people who have hidden depression and because they hide it so well, it can sometimes be very difficult to support them in getting better and finding happiness again.

But support is crucial and I want to show you how to spot a friend or loved one who may need you during this time… even if they aren’t openly asking for it.

5 Things To Look For With Hidden Depression

1. They may be irritated or angry a lot.

Anger and irritation are two common signs of depression. When you think of depression, you usually think of sadness, helplessness, apathy and melancholia. When someone is angry or irritated, you may mistake it for a bad mood or bad temper. However, anger and irritation are often a way to express depression, especially in men.

2. They may withdraw.

When someone is dealing with depression, it’s common for them to lose all interest in anything, especially in the activities they once loved doing. They may become more withdrawn, sleep in late and call into work more often, etc. Becoming withdrawn can be one of the biggest signs that someone is suffering.

3. They may become flakey and unreliable.

People dealing with depression may make plans with you when they feel up to it or feel pressure to do so, but then they may not follow through with it, cancel or not show up at all. You may consider this rude. If they do this several times in a row, you may even consider cutting ties with them. But be aware, someone who suddenly begins flaking out on you could be secretly depressed.

4. They may be exhausted, have trouble sleeping or sleep too much.

Dealing with depression is difficult and tiring. Everything becomes way too hard, even sleeping and/or staying awake. People with depression may have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or may be tired even when they’ve slept all day long. They may be coping with depression by sleeping far too much. Sleep problems and unusual sleep patterns can often be a warning sign of deeper issues.

5. They may suddenly gain or lose a noticeable amount of weight.

There can be many reasons for weight loss and weight gain. People often lose weight because they’ve started eating better and exercising. They may gain weight because of indulging during the holidays, having less time to exercise or having a few too many brownies. A variety of illnesses and health conditions can also cause weight loss or weight gain.

Be careful trying to associate someone’s weight loss or weight gain with depression (or eating disorders) right away. Just keep in mind that not eating enough or eating too much can be a coping mechanism as well. Look for other signs of depression along with the weight fluctuation. If there is no other explanation – an improved diet, more or less exercise, or a medical condition, etc. – it may be a sign of depression.

What Can You Do If Someone You Know May Be Dealing With Hidden Depression?

  • Talk to them. Don’t interrogate them, but be there for them. Genuinely express interest in their lives and well-being.
  • Offer support. Do so by listening and trying to understand, without judgement. Also offer non-emotional support, like cooking a healthy meal or helping them around the house or with their pets of children.
  • Be patient. Depression is difficult. Healing is a difficult journey too. It takes time and may be full of ups and downs.
  • Believe in them. Don’t give up on them, even if they seem to have given up on themselves. Tell them you believe in them and that you believe they can heal.
  • Love them. Tell them that you love them unconditionally. Love them through words and actions.

What Can You Do If You Have Hidden Depression?

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  • Become vulnerable. You don’t have to do this alone; you are not alone. Just sharing your story can be liberating. This is a great way to begin healing and allowing those that love and care for you to help.
  • Eat better. When you are dealing with depression, sometimes the last thing you want to do is to eat healthy (or eat at all). But an unhealthy diet can lead to further depression. Focus on organic, plant-based whole foods: vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes and whole grains. Your gut influences your brain, so take care of your gut flora and consider adding in a quality probiotic.
  • Move your body. Stretch, walk, do yoga, run, dance or anything you’d like. You don’t have to do too much, but try to move at least a few minutes – preferably 20-30 minutes each day.
  • Be in nature. Connecting with nature is healing. Walk barefoot in the grass. Hug a tree. Watch the sunset. Go for a hike. Swim in a lake. Play with animals.
  • Journal. Journaling is an excellent way to express your emotions, recognize patterns, let go of limiting beliefs and just ‘let it all out.’
  • Do some art. Art is another way to express your emotions, deal with negative feelings and create happiness. You don’t have to be an artist and you don’t have to show your work to anyone. Draw, paint, take photos, make some sculptures, knit, crochet, do some craft work, make a picture album, or color in an adult coloring book.
  • Do something that makes you happy. For now, it doesn’t have to be profound. If watching your favorite show puts a smile on your face, do that. It is important to start somewhere and that looks different for everyone.
  • Start practicing self-love. Do some mirror-work by looking into your own eyes in the mirror and talking positively to yourself. Practice affirmations. Practice smiling.
  • Get professional help. There is no shame in seeking professional support. A psychologist, therapist, counselor or a life coach can help you find answers and find happiness in life.

Always remember that there is HOPE. Help, love and guidance is out there, even when it doesn’t feel like it is. Don’t give up on yourself and most importantly, don’t give up on those you love.

We’re all in this together – no matter what.

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Holistic Health & Happiness Coach at Kat Gal Coaching

Kat Gál is a multi-passionate Holistic Health & Happiness Coach, Freelance Writer, Educator and World Traveler. She has coached women from all around the world, worked with abused children in Kenya, taught English in Mexico, volunteered on an olive farm in Turkey, hitchhiked in Costa Rica and climbed volcanoes in Guatemala to name a few of her happy adventures.You deserve to live a happy and healthy life and Kat is here to show you how to do that. Kat invites you to join the “Happiness Tribe: 2016, the Year of Happiness” on Facebook to create your best year yet within a supportive sisterhood. For more health and happiness tips, visit her website and check out her best-selling program, Your 21-Day Mind-Body-Soul Shake-Up. To contact her for writing assignments, check out her freelance writing website.


Disclaimer: The techniques, strategies, and suggestions expressed here are intended to be used for educational purposes only.

The author, Drew Canole, and the associated www.fitlife.tv are not rendering medical advice, nor to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any disease, condition, illness, or injury. It is imperative that before beginning any nutrition or exercise program you receive full medical clearance from a licensed physician.

Drew Canole and Fitlife.tv claim no responsibility to any person or entity for any liability, loss, or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly as a result of the use, application, or interpretation of the material presented here.

Your Friends Are Making You Fat – Mindset Monday

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Hello Fitlifers!

Welcome to another Mindset Monday. Always remember, we’re in this together!

They say that you are the average of  your 5 best friends!

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Our ideals, values and characters closely resemble to those of our closest friends.

Subconsciously, our bodies respond towards the way we deal with our friendships. Sometimes, we consciously make decisions just to protect the relationships. Not all relationships are positive and rewarding. And these are the very instances when our bodies release stress hormones that makes us fatter. When we absorb the negativity that we once thought are constructive, it perpetuates into our system that it gets so difficult to flush them out after.

An example is destructive criticism. A toxic friendship is one that discourages you in achieving something in order to protect their insecurities. You need to be able to identify what constitutes this because it can affect the realization of your goal. Those people who give you stress and negative vibes do not deserve a slot in your future if they’re not supporting you to become a better person.

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According to Katy Linsao and others, a good and healthy friendship involves feeling like you are supporting one another and acting as a sounding board for each other.

The factors of constructive friendship acknowledge each other’s achievements. Good friends care for one another, and keep secrets between each other. Florence Isaacs, author of Toxic Friends or True Friends explained that toxic friendship is unsupportive, draining, unrewarding, stifling, unsatisfying, and often unequal.

So how do you deal with it?

You need to be willing to cut people that aren’t deserving your highest good and that aren’t building you up. Act on your feelings and analysis of the situation. If you recognize the signs of a toxic friendship, get yourself out of it and move on. It is not worth continuing at the expense of your health, self-esteem, and happiness.

 

 

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Why Anger Is Literally Breaking Your Heart

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It has been a long known fact that laughter is the best medicine.

And this is becoming more evident as increasing amounts of research show how anger can be slowly killing you with multiple health issues.

New research from the Duke University Medical Center has shown that anger can be causing heart disease, sleep problems, and be a factor in causing diabetes.

“Anger is bad for just about everything we have going on physically.”

Director, Dr. Redford Williams of the Behavioral Medicine Research Center at Duke University Medical Center, shows how anger can cause long term damage to the heart.

When we show strong anger, our bodies release adrenaline and cortisol into the bloodstream. These hormones increase our heart rate, blood pressure, and sugar metabolism.

This might have been good in our caveman days, when “the more angry you got, the more aggressive you were, [and] the more food you got,” says Scott Wetzler, but unless you’re ready to physically fight, these hormones are only raising risks of a stroke or heart attack.

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Increased blood pressure caused by anger emitted hormones, damages the lining of arteries which cause them to clog.

A recent study took 300 patients who suffered heart attacks and questioned them on their feelings of anger in the 48 hours preceding their attack. Those who experienced intense anger were 8.5 times more likely to suffer a heart attack.

And it only took two hours after the outburst for its crippling effects to take place.

“This study adds to the small, but growing, body of evidence linking acute emotional triggers with onset.”

Nine previous studies published their findings in 2014 in the European Heart Journal on the link between anger and heart disease. The studies proved in 6,400 patients that within two hours following an angry outburst, there was a higher rate of:

– Strokes

– Heart Attacks

– Arrhythmia

– And irregular heartbeat

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A study done in 2006 that followed 643 men found that those with high levels of hostility were more susceptible to insulin resistance, which could lead to diabetes.

However, the findings of anger causing diabetes are mixed.

Obesity and smoking are still what doctors believe to be the greatest risk factors to heart disease and diabetes. However, it is strongly acknowledged by medical professionals that an individual who is already vulnerable to heart disease should lessen their stress and angry outbursts.

Even one angry episode a month could trigger multiple health issues in those who have a history of heart attack or stroke.

“Usually the more intense the experience of anger, the more physical sensations they have.”

Joe Pereira, anger-management counselor, states that his patients describe adrenaline rush, increased heart rate, and muscle tension when angry. He encourages patients to log anger and write down physical changes in order to help maintain the outbursts.

Experts also suggest taking a timeout to work through anger and help decrease stress levels to stay healthy.

 

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Drew Canole and Fitlife.tv claim no responsibility to any person or entity for any liability, loss, or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly as a result of the use, application, or interpretation of the material presented here.

8 Ways to Increase Your Mental Performance – Mindset Monday

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There are millions of benefits attached to having a sharp mind. This translates to good memory, sharp responses, impressive logic and many other things. These are perks that follow when you have mental performance. But looking at the contrary, if our minds are not well performing, we feel weak internally. And then we start to feel how our slow mental capacity affect ourselves, the relationships around us, and the decision-making that we do for our future.

The bottom-line is, we acknowledge the importance of mental performance.

So for this week’s Mindset Monday, we will give you some tips on how to increase your mental performance.

1) Fasting

There’s a good reason why fasting has been practiced even by the elders many decades ago. This is supported by a research which claims that “short-term fasting induces profound neuronal autophagy”, the process by which cells recycle waste material, down regulate wasteful processes, and repair themselves. Consequently, brain health is highly dependent on neuronal autophagy.

By fasting, you give your brain an opportunity to develop and function the way it should. It’s simply about taking a break. If you have availed of our Alpha Reset program, at the 34th day of the protocol, you will realise how sharp your mind has become. It’s a smooth transition and it entails a process and coordination.

2) Hydration

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The human brain is made up of about 75% water. From this fact alone, we can say that getting hydrated all day is an important part of increasing your mental performance. One of the favourite things that we do is having a lemon water drink first thing in the morning. Slowly, you will realise the changes that it’s causing in your body.

On the contrary, if you are dehydrated, you will instead stuff your stomach with unhealthy food. We don’t want that to happen, so much so that it is not in line with our goal for an optimal brain function.

3) Exercise

Exercise aids brain health, as much as it aids all organs in our bodies. Exercise is one of the most irrefutable health claims in history. And by simply doing exercise, we enhance our thinking abilities. We consider how much lapses do we need to run for, the pacing of our walks, the movements that we take, etc.

And very soon, we will be introducing the Mitocore Reshape Exercise, our very own home workout program. This is designed so that you won’t have to go out of your own home to move. With this, you will never have an excuse to not exercise.

4) A Cold Bath Followed by Something Hot

This thermal conditioning of the body works well for me. It may be different from one person to another. But our brain communicates with what our bodies are experiencing, which includes the temperatures in our surroundings.

5) Communication

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The more engaged we are, the more present we are. When we communicate, we use use our brains actively to be able to come up with a sharp response. But this is different from communication that comes at the midst of all technological interventions. We’re referring to communication that you do when you talk one-on-one with a friend, or when you have dinner with your family. In such instance, you will realise the value of simply detaching yourself from all other things, and just enjoy the moment. Live the present by listening and speaking your thoughts. That way, your brain will learn how to focus on the details.

6) Studying in the Morning

Information does not always come freely to us. Sometimes, we have to look for them. Apparently, we have to feed our brains with new thoughts and information. And what may possibly be the best time to do that? It’s the morning. It’s not the news we’re referring to. It’s the information that you enjoy, about something that you love. Maybe, it’s about cooking or travelling. Give yourself a chance to know more about your interests. And slowly, your increasing your mental performance.

7) Quality Sleep

As much as it is a need, quality sleep brings about a number of benefits that we often underestimate. The thing is, we should always aim for a REM sleep. When we achieve that complete sleep cycle, we become mentally sharp in our ways. Think about how slow you could get when you don’t have enough sleep. So if you want to achieve a highly effective mental system, aim for quality sleep.

8) Stack Super Foods or Supplements

When we say that food is medicine, we simply acknowledge that the kind of food that we eat simply has an effect into our health. Apparently, our entire body is affected by the food that we eat. And when you switch to good food, what do you think will be its impact to your brain? You should supply yourself with super foods and supplements that will shape your body to health. More specifically, there are certain foods that are good for the brain.

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Our favourite supplement is Organifi. It contains turmeric, ashwagandha, and many more beneficial ingredients that you will surely love. Furthermore, we stay mentally sharp because of this supplement.

Show some love to your brain by following the tips above. And in no time, you will slowly feel the changes that is happening around you. You will feel more engaged in living the present by having an optimum mental performance.

For a quick, easy and powerful concoction that can help you reach your health goals, PLEASE check out our Organifi Green Juice.

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It is imperative that before beginning any nutrition or exercise program you receive full medical clearance from a licensed physician.

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5 Steps to Love Yourself More

By Shanna Mota

Ahhhh love… what is it and where do we find it? We have been conditioned to believe that we must find love outside of ourselves. But the truth is, you are love and love is within you.

That warm fuzzy feeling that you call love can be cultivated from within. Try this: Close your eyes and smile. Think of your positive attributes – the things you love about yourself, the things that bring you joy and the things that make you YOU. If this is hard for you, that’s okay! The process of learning to truly love yourself can take time, so be patient with yourself. You have so many beautiful attributes so dig in and cultivate a sense of appreciation and love without judgement. This is about loving all of you! Even your imperfections, which make you unique and special.

Here’s the hard truth: You have to truly learn to love yourself before anyone else can fully love you. Practice loving yourself… be kind to yourself and show yourself the utmost respect. Once you find that the love you crave starts within, this truth will radiate into the world, infecting everyone that you meet. And the best part, you will begin to feel and receive their love in return.

Below are 5 tips to help cultivate self-love from within. Each morning, choose an affirmation and focus on it.  Close your eyes and repeat it over and over throughout your day. The idea is to say it enough times that you begin to believe it! Take those positive thoughts and go out into the world with a renewed sense of self love and self confidence, sharing your love with others in the process.

1. CELEBRATE YOUR UNIQUENESS

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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When we are younger, we try to be like everyone else. We follow the latest trends, try to look like whatever pop-star is famous at the time. We try to “fit-in.” We follow society’s life prescription: graduate from high school; go to college and receive a bachelor’s degree; go to grad school and get a master’s degree; get married; buy a house; have a kid.

While there is nothing wrong with following the crowd at times, I want to challenge you to live outside the box, even if just for a little while. Let your own unique light shine through in everything that you do. Be yourself, love yourself and don’t worry what anyone else thinks of you. If you feel the music, dance. If you like the song, sing. Let it all out and bask in your own unique light. It’s a beautiful place to be.

For the first 25 years of my life, I would say that a part of me held back in fear of rejection from society. However, in the last 4-5 years, I have learned to love myself, love my uniqueness and it has drastically changed my life. I am me and a I am no longer afraid to be different and I wish the same for you.

Affirmation: “I LET MY OWN UNIQUE SELF SHINE THROUGH EVERYTHING I DO.”

2. LOVE YOUR BODY

“There’s nothing more dangerous than a lack of self love. So put your hand on your heart and feel the love now.”

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We have unfortunately been programmed to want a perfect body – one void of pimples, dimples, cellulite and any sign of aging – you know, like they look on TV! Well my friends – what you see on TV and the magazines is NOT reality. Reality is what you look at in the mirror everyday – and you have to learn to love it, all of it!

You were born an original and you should celebrate your unique characteristics. Instead of saying, “No one is perfect, therefore I have flaws like everyone else,” say, “I am perfectly me. And I am beautiful.” Nobody else looks exactly like you – how cool is that?! It’s the one thing that is 100% yours, so rock it!

This goes for both women and men. I do think women have a bit more pressure on them to look a certain way, but men also have these insecurities around body image. You’re human so acknowledge these feelings if you have them and practice learning to accept yourself just as you are, letting those feeling of inadequacy go.

Take a few minutes today standing naked in front of the mirror and admire your physical form. Tell yourself you are beautiful, sexy, handsome, gorgeous and really believe it! And if you just can’t seem to believe it, repeat it until you do… because you are!

Affirmation: “I LOVE MY BODY AND MY BODY LOVES ME BACK”

3. RESPECT YOURSELF

“Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything or anyone that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.”

You must respect yourself by taking care of yourself mentally, physically and emotionally. Focus on making healthier food choices, de-cluttering and de-stressing your life and moving your body on a regular basis.

You also must respect yourself by sticking up for yourself and not letting other people take advantage of you. This unfortunately took me a LONG time to master, but I am now at a point in my life where I respect myself and how I should be treated. If you know you are being treated poorly, being taken advantage of, or being wronged, try to find your voice and stand up for yourself.

In order to respect yourself, you must first love and value yourself. And by respecting yourself, you encourage others to do the same. So try to work on viewing yourself as you wish others to view you. Do you believe you are a beautiful, confident being? Because if you do, then the world will see you as such.

Learn to tell the difference between how you are being treated and how you deserve to be treated. You are worthy of love and respect. Know that.

Affirmation: “I RESPECT MYSELF PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY AND EMOTIONALLY”

4. REPLACE FEAR WITH LOVE

“Replace fear-based thinking with loved-based thinking. Every time you’re making a choice, ask yourself if it’s going to cultivate the experience of unity and love or the experience of separation and stress.” – Deepak Chopra

Fear – it’s what keeps most of us from realizing our dreams and living the life we always imagined. It’s what keeps us stuck – afraid to live, afraid to love, afraid to change.

Love – it’s what keeps us motivated, keeps us smiling and laughing. It’s what helps us find our passion and what makes us feel good. It makes others feel good too.

If we can learn to replace all of our fears with love – our world, our lives and our future will be bigger, shine brighter and will be more rewarding. Replace any negative feeling or thoughts with love and you will experience a life of pure bliss.

Anger, fear, resentment, jealousy, guilt, regret, pain – replace it all with love. By doing this you will avoid arguments, enhance relationships, take chances, follow your passion and find peace. Love begins within you.

Affirmation: “I REPLACE FEAR WITH LOVE”

5. BE AUTHENTIC IN ALL THAT YOU DO

“Authenticity is freedom from the illusion of fear and alignment to the reality of love.”

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Authenticity is a big one. Being authentic can be defined as being: real, genuine, faithful, true, reliable, dependable and trustworthy.

The first step to authenticity is to be yourself and find your truth. In order to do this, you must first practice self love on a daily basis. Love you, love the REAL you and honor that, BE that.

Have you ever found yourself holding yourself back in front of a group of people? Perhaps you have a different opinion in a conversation, or you want to bring something up, but you don’t in fear of being different or in fear of being judged. This could even apply to the way you dress yourself. Do you let your unique, authentic style shine through, or do you dress to conform?

We should strive to be authentic in all that we do in life. Be yourself, speak your truth, respect your beliefs, respect your opinions and don’t let the fear of others’ judgment keep you from being the real you.

Affirmation: “I AM AUTHENTIC. I AM ME”

If you practice these self-loving affirmations on a daily basis and learn to truly love yourself, you will see your life radically change. I encourage you to adopt a daily self-love routine and remind yourself that, without a doubt, you are love. And you deserve love.

 


 

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Shanna Mota is a Holistic Nutritionist and Certified Yoga Teacher and the founder of Live Love Detox. She works on healing the body from the inside out. Most people do not realize how amazing their bodies are designed to feel and it is her goal to help you experience this using nutrition and yoga as the foundation.

Shanna focuses on group detox programs, educating her clients on how to nourish their bodies with nutrient dense foods, meal preparation techniques, simple healthy recipes and positive mindset exercises, for a full mind and body cleanse.

She is excited to contribute her expertise and knowledge to the Fitlife movement and inspire healthy change to the community.

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