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Please, Forgive Yourself!

What ever has occurred to this point can not be undone. Only acknowledging your part, making the adjustments and be that better person today.

Measurement to a past that is no longer tangible does not equate to a tangible reality of who you are today and who you will become tomorrow.

Every day is about being the better version of yourself to become that highest version of you. To do that; one must cut away in the heart all that is of the past. It only serves to weigh you down.

Tips to Refrain from Reciprocal Toxic Behaviors

Tips to assist in refraining yourself from embodying reciprocal toxic behaviors when encountering a person who is engaged in said behaviors.

  1. Have rock solid Boundaries
  2. Practice Prudence
  3. Do not allow the rejection of others into you heart or mind. Remain in self-love, compassion, acceptance and confidence
  4. Practice Mindfulness
  5. Step back and observe; what belief and identity is the other person operating from within themselves?
  6. Practice behaviors/habits of a virtuous person. Meekness is great as You are able to restrain your own power and allow room for the other person’s behaviors; you understand the why behind their behavior. Long-suffering is another great one behavior; being patient with yourself first allows you to be patient with others.
  7. Bow out gracefully if You need to leave the experience to protect yourself and your energy.

“It is honorable to back off from a fight, but fools jump right in.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭20:3‬ ‭

“The naive believe anything, but the prudent give thought to their steps. The wise are careful and avoid evil, but fools become excited and overconfident. Short-tempered people make stupid mistakes, and schemers are hated. Stupidity is the lot of the naive, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭14:15-18‬ ‭

“Unfriendly people look out for themselves; they bicker with sensible people. Fools find no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing their opinion. When the wicked arrive, so does contempt; with shame comes insult. The words of a person’s mouth are deep waters, a bubbling stream, a fountain of wisdom. Favoring the wicked isn’t good; it denies justice to the righteous. The lips of fools make accusations; their mouths elicit beatings. The mouth of fools is their ruin; their lips are a trap for their lives. The words of gossips are like choice snacks; they go down to the inmost parts.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭18:1-8‬ ‭

“Lying lips conceal hate, and those who spread slander are fools. With lots of words comes wrongdoing, but the wise restrain their lips. The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked lacks value. The lips of the righteous nourish many people, but fools who lack sense will die.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭10:18-21‬ ‭

If you can’t change it, laugh at it!

 
 
 
 
 
 
Does it ever feel like life is designed to trigger you? I was on my way to work to sign new paperwork after not having worked for several weeks. My bills had not stopped coming in however. I was on my way when an accident on the freeway delayed me enough to possibly make me late for our scheduled appointment.  I did the only thing I could and called the establishment to let them know.  The woman that answered said she thought maybe the owner had left already.  This may not be a huge deal if I was only travelling a half hour or so, but I drive one hour and forty five minutes one way to work.  A slight panic set in.  I was in a rush to make it there as close to 1:00pm as possible.  I was using my trusty waze app to guide me to the fastest route.  It took me down a road that was closed due to flooding damage that had occurred the week before.  Apparently no one from waze got the memo there was a road closure.  I drove in the opposite direction only to have my waze app continue to re-route to the same road that was closed.  I didn’t know my way around this town well.  I had no idea where I was or the best way to get where I was going.  At this point, I just started laughing.  I knew getting angry wasn’t going to change the outcome of anything and would only harm ME, not anyone else.  I laughed and laughed as there was nothing I could do to control the situation at this point.  I had done my best calling to communicate what was going on.  Laughter seemed to be the best option for this scene. Don’t worry…I did make it to work. The owner was still there to sign the paperwork and my bills got paid. The worst case scenarios we play in our heads typically never happen. It’s all a game anyway.  A game or illusion of separation.  I remember reading the book ‘The Four Agreements’ for the first time years ago.  The author Don Miguel Ruiz said things like, “If someone doesn’t want to be in your dream, don’t take offense.” I was mortified.  What does he mean DREAM??? This is REAL.  This is LIFE!!! I wanted to scream into the pages. Now I laugh at my seriousness.  On my journey I have learned that just when I think I have something figured out, my mind gets blown with a new perspective and way of viewing things.  Every time I think I know something I get new information that makes me question everything I thought I knew to be true.  The one thing I do know from my own experience is that as humans we tend to over complicate life.  Our brains want to analyze every outcome and decision to try and make sense of this reality.  Could it be as simple as whatever makes you JOYFUL and HAPPY, do MORE of it!!!  If someone doesn’t make you happy, re-write the script and have them exit stage left out of your dream.  If something you are doing doesn’t make you joyful and happy, STOP doing it or switch your perspective about it and start liking it! In all the UPS and DOWNS of everything I have experienced and created I have never been without the basic human needs of shelter and food.  Let go of the way you THINK your life should look like and FEEL your way into more JOY and BLISS. Thanks Don Miguel Ruiz for expanding my mind to this dream life reality.  It boils down to what seems simple, but can be a huge internal battle.  Allow your heart and your FEELINGS to guide you.  Your head is like a computer taking in and analyzing data.  It can deceive you.  Your heart is your soul.  It knows the path to your highest alignment.  If your heart sings when you are doing something, do MORE of it!!  It is an indication you are on the right path.  Same goes for people…if your heart sings around certain people, be around them more! If you do not enjoy the company of certain people, stay away!!  Release limiting beliefs and negative self-talk to open up and make room for more of what makes YOU happy!!  Lovingly release anything and anyone that is no longer serving your higher purpose. Annnnnd, if all those fail, start singing my favorite childhood song, it is sure to make you smile! “Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily…life is but a DREAM!”

My Awakening: YouTube interview with Public Speaker and Author, Aaron Fisher (@theawakeningself)

Watch my interview with Aaron Fisher (entrepreneur, public speaker and author; @theawakeningself on Instagram) where we share a heart-felt conversation on awakening and how it was like for me!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2uafqVSwTY&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3UNiPZfD9K65LDQHldIR8iUFthYJykFNFKupzkVWa7B4aKBecBRNF-CgI

If you trust yourself the Universe will trust you!

The Universe is truly amazing and the power of connection and energy continues to blow my mind!

Once again this is another perfect example of the Universe working its Power and Magic and collectively gathering women who have the intention and purpose of living in truth and teaching others how to do the same by sharing their stories and their vulnerability!

When I was invited to be part of this book, I immediately knew intuitively the right publisher had found me and I trusted from the first email!

I had put the intention out in the universe about a year prior and it’s not by chance the opportunity showed up when it did!

I knew I would meet other authors and that they would be sharing their stories but I had know idea who!

When it was revealed who all my co-authors were I was blown away at the alignment the purpose and the power at all of these beautiful powerful women all uniquely different but energetically a strong similar vibration and intention!

My teaching to others is “Trusting your Intuition!”, and you can’t teach something until you have a strong practice with yourself first.

I am joyful at the trusting on this project! I don’t believe there are any coincidences and it is obvious and clear here, the energy behind this collaboration is for the greater good to inspire and raise the vibration of consciousness through sharing our own vulnerability and personal journeys!

Let your intuition always be in alignment with your truth and it will never guide you wrong!

With much love and gratitude,
Anne Marie

Old Soul/New Beginnings

Well everyone being a contributing author has certainly pushed me out of my comfort zone! 

I am wanting to be of service and welcome reaching clients in diverse places but promoting myself makes me nervous still.

Alot of us old souls have deep memories of this world being unsafe for us to be our blessed beautiful authentic selves, so we certainly have our work cut out for us!

I do believe this world is NOW ready and safe for us to share our magical beingnesses more than ever! I know the value of shining our lights brightly  and making it easier for our people to find us. I am thankful for the stretching this book is creating in me.  Im thankful for the opportunity to share myself even further than I am used to.

So please support these brave women myself included who want to share their amazing stories, gifts and lives. We hope our vulnerability speaks to your souls and helps you shine more truly, brightly and with way more truthfulness,  love, magic and fun!

3 Ways to Overcome Failure

Are you feeling stuck creating your online business? Are you struggling to move forward? In this week’s Podcast of The Lisa Pezik Show – Lisa shares how important it is to invest the time in planning – understanding when to invest the time and when to invest the money to build your business.

Her podcast, #TheLisaPezikShow exceeds the industry standard in listeners, and she’s spoken about online business at various conferences in London England, Santa Barbara California, Houston Texas, and Toronto Ontario. Audiences say that Lisa has fiery inspiration, contagious energy, relatable stories, and to-the-point strategies that always hit the mark. Lisa has masterminded with #BrendonBurchard , #BoEason, and worked with #RogerLove.

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Mindfulness Monday Quick Hit #14 ~ Stop Your Busy: And Become Present Just Like That

Are you one of those people who has “to get to just one more thing” – constantly?

How about needing to be on-the-go all the time out of habit? Well imagine what it would be like if you could just STOP.

Stop the busyness and bring in the ahhhhhhh…

Photo Courtesy of Fabrizio Verrecchia

Most of us spend our time running around doing, doing, doing.

And while sometimes that makes us feel productive, important and needed – it sure doesn’t help us to feel grounded, clear or calm.

 

Do You Ever Just Stop?

Does it ever occur to you to just stop? Even for a moment.

It’s interesting how stopping changes your perspective on what seems so urgent.

And what really is so urgent or critical that you can’t stop, take a deep breath and become present?

Let’s be honest. Gratefully, for most of us there are very few occasions in our day, when our habitual running is actually averting pure disaster.

And it goes without saying, that you’ll be considerably more focused and effective if you do stop for that deep breath.

 

Here’s How To Stop & Become Mindful

So the next time you find yourself rushing –  use it as the perfect opportunity to become present and mindful by following these quick steps: 

  1. STOP dead in your tracks.
  2. Take a deep breath.
  3. Really feelthat deep breath.
  4. Refocuson what’s in your field of vision.
  5. Groundyour feet.
  6. State to yourself  aloud “I am present”.
  7. Smile.(very important step)
  8. Move onto your next task.

The more often you’re able to practice STOPPING, the better you’ll feel.

Pretty easy. Can’t hurt to give it a try.

 

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Mindfulness Monday Quick Hit #1 ~ So Simple

Do you want to start your week off right?

Check out your Mindfulness Monday Quick Hit below.

  1. Step outside and feel your feet firmly on the ground.
  2. Close your eyes and take in a deep breath filling your lungs completely.
  3. Exhale gently and slowly open your eyes.
  4. Notice your surroundings – the air, sky, ground, plants, sounds.
  5. Recognize this feeling of calm centeredness.
  6. Take this feeling with you throughout your day.

 

If you found this quick hit helpful please share with others.

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Train Your Brain and Manage Your Anxiety: Mindfulness Gives You The Choice

Does it ever feel like you just can’t control your thoughts? Jumping from one anxiety provoking scenario to another without reprieve.

Exhausting, stressful and disempowering are descriptors that come to mind. But I have some good news for you. You can control your thoughts. And by managing these little monsters you can find some new and welcomed descriptors like peaceful, centered and productive.

Let me share a few secrets with you.

 

What You May Not Realize About Your Brain

  1. Your brain can be trained. Yes that’s right. It’s a muscle and just like your bicep or your booty you can exercise and tone this muscle.
  2. Training this muscle can happen in just minutes a day.
  3. You don’t need any equipment to strengthen this muscle. All you need is yourself, a willingness and the space you’re in at the moment.
  4. It feels good to train your brain. Yep. You’ll have a positive reaction immediately. Doesn’t get much better than that.

 

How To Train Your Brain

What’s the magic exercise for training your brain and firming up this muscle?

 

MINDFULNESS

 

There are an endless number of mindfulness activities that you can incorporate into your daily routine. And as you get more comfortable with the idea, you’ll be noting mindful the moments as they occur.

But for the beginner, I would recommend identifying specific exercises and committing to two times each day where you agree to become more consciously mindful.

 

The Definition of Mindfulness

My favorite definition of mindfulness comes from Jon Kabat -Zinn, the creator of MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) and founder of The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine .

Mindfulness is…

Paying attention in a particular way

On purpose

In the present moment

Without judgment

 

If you haven’t already, reread the definition and take it in line by line.

It seems pretty simple when you put it that way.

“But how do I do that?” you might be asking.

Let me give you a couple techniques to try. And remember, the more often you exercise and train your brain with mindfulness, the better you’ll be at keeping the “good feelings” at the forefront and the “bad feelings” in a timeout where they belong.

 

Easy Mindfulness Techniques

As I mentioned before, on your journey to mindfulness it’s best to choose two times each day that you will practice mindfulness. Taking just these few moments to train your brain can make a difference. And the more you do it, the more grounded, calm and in control you’ll feel.

 

Technique #1

The Breath, The Breath, The Breath

All you need to do here is become still, close your eyes and slowly take 3 deep breaths. This brings you right into your body and into the moment.Becoming present. Done.

 

Technique #2

Drifting to Sleep Or Gently Waking

As you slip into your sheets for bed tonight, take several minutes to acknowledge the softness of your pillow, the warmth of your blankets and the restful support from your mattress. Delight in the relaxing sensations before drifting to sleep.

When you first wake up, appreciate the silence of the morning. Be still and listen for the more subtle sounds as you rise. The chime of a clock in the living room, the hum of distance traffic or faint chipping of birds. Tuning in and noting what you hear is an easy way to become present.

 

More Exercises and Techniques

If you liked the mindfulness activities above, check these Mindfulness Monday blogs. More easy techniques to try.

Quick Hit #4 ~ A Mindful Moment and Quick Hit #6 ~ The 3 Ws

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Please feel free to reach me at tiffany@tiffanyguske.com

 

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