How sexy is your life? Most people tend to think of “sexy” as something sexual but you can definitely have a sexy life by becoming more aware of the sensual nature of seemingly every day things.
Think about a warm, sunny day for instance. How aware are you of the feeling of warmth or the caress of the sun directly on your face or shoulders? Feel the breeze if there is one or the sultry way the air hangs still if there is no breeze.
Or take the opposite weather condition and notice how deliciously clean the cold air is and the beauty of the snow or icicles as they glisten. This is being sexier and having a life that is sexy!
To live a fully “sexy” or more sensual life, be careful to pay attention to everything that is going on around you. Use all five of your senses to enhance your daily experiences. What are you seeing, hearing, feeling, tasting and smelling? Understanding that there is “sexy” in the everyday is a great way to get more joy into your life.
©2013 MarBeth Dunn & Destination Empowerment, Inc. – all rights reserved
The truth is though, you don’t have to live with stress. Feeling stressed or anxious is really a choice and you can choose to feel peaceful and serene. Since there are no shortage of statistics that stress can cause everything from health problems to premature aging, opting to bypass this particular emotion and choosing to joyfully accept that everything is as it should be can be incredibly empowering.
A quick way to alleviate stress is conscious breathing. One of the best things about this is that you can do it anywhere effectively if you put your mind to it. Whether alone, in a crowd, for two minutes or twenty, becoming aware of your breathing and doing some breath work will give you a shot of sanity back into your day.
The next time you’re feeling stressed, take a moment to consciously inhale slowly through your nose and exhale through your mouth. Even doing this once should make a difference. Do this a few times, envisioning a sense of well-being in the process. You’ll find that you immediately feel a new sense of calm.
Another year is about to wrap up and you’ll no doubt be looking back over it, contemplating everything that took place. If you’re like most people, you’re now anticipating the new year and wondering what you can do to make it a great one. Experiencing more happiness, better health and financial abundance probably tops the list. That’s what most of us want, after all!
As a Joy Strategist, I know that getting what you most want from life is entirely possible, especially when you have the support and guidance you need along the way. That’s why I’m excited to share some of the gems that can be found in my upcoming book, The Joy Strategy31 Days to Health, Wealth and Happiness. My hope is that you will find words of wisdom and inspiration to carry you through the remainder of this year and set your intentions to have an incredible 2014.
You are extraordinarily powerful beyond measure and over the next few weeks, I hope you will be encouraged to discover the power that you have to do and create, a life that is amazing and full of unstoppable joy!
Would you say you’re more of a think or feeler? Did you know that the best decisions usually come from working with a strong sense of both?
We’re born thinkers and thinkers get most of the credit.
How many times have you heard someone lauded for being an incredible feeler? Not many, I’m guessing.
You have probably heard someone talked about with great revere for being a really great thinker though, right?
Thinking things through can be a wonderful way to go through life… or is it?
Unfortunate things can happen if you only and always decide on emotion without thinking things through, OR, if you are only basing your decisions on logic.
Recognizing how you FEEL about something is also an important part of the decision making process.
How you’re feeling is your body’s reaction to what is happening, and this is commonly called your intuition or gut feeling.
It’s never a good idea to discount this because sometimes, things look great on paper but don’t pan out the way you expect.
Looking great on paper means everything seems to make sense and appears to be a result of sound thinking.
However, something inside of you can feel ill at ease, telling you that despite everything appearing to make perfect sense, this just won’t be a good thing to do. The reverse can also be true.
So the next time you want to make an important decision, listen to your thoughts and your feelings.
© 2013 – MarBeth Dunn & Destination Empowerment Inc. all rights reserved.
How well do you think you know yourself?
Do you really know what you want and what you don’t?
Do you know what your core values are and what’s really important to you?
If you don’t, you may find people taking advantage of you, because your boundaries are hazy or nonexistent.
You see, you set the rules for yourself. If you’re unclear about what you want and what you don’t, how can other people know how to respond to you.
Setting boundaries can be a challenging at any given moment but it really gets tricky when you don’t know what your personal boundaries are.
Say for example, you haven’t allowed yourself to feel your emotions like anger or guilt when an incident evokes them.
If you repress your feelings, how can you know how deeply a similar situation could affect you?
Then the next time something similar occurs, you may allow it, only to regret it after, simply because you didn’t recognize the need to draw a boundary.
The rule is: If something doesn’t feel good to you, set a boundary. Ask the person to stop what they’re doing, or simply walk away from the situation, yourself.
So tune into your feelings. Recognize what feels good and what doesn’t, and take control.
Knowing when to set boundaries will give you the courage to set them. You’ll be happier, and in the flow.
© 2013 – MarBeth Dunn & Destination Empowerment, Inc. all rights reserved.
What does appreciation mean to you? How often are you appreciative of the people, places and things in your life?
There’s so much in your life to appreciate and yet it’s easy to overlook what’s around you, all day, every day.
When you are immersed in your surroundings, you tend to forget what you have, especially if you’re concentrating on what you wish you had.
As a frequent traveler, I’m always surprised by the things I take for granted when they are no longer readily accessible to me.
A hot shower with a strong water spray or ice cubes that just fall out of the front door of the refrigerator are luxuries in other parts of the world. Yet, I help myself to these things every day and don’t think anything about it.
It can be easy to take people for granted too.
If you live near family (provided you get along) or still live in the town where you grow up, you may not appreciate the fact that there might be a small army of people ready to help you, drive you to the airport or help you move.
How are you doing at appreciating the people in your life?
Appreciation will remind you of what you have so you don’t focus on what you think you lack. That’s the secret to living joyfully.
©2013 – MarBeth Dunn and Destination Empowerment Inc. All rights reserved
Your body is wise to the ways of the world and tapping into its Wisdom is almost like having a super power.
How well are you listening to your body?
Body wisdom should never be ignored yet so many people frequently do.
Try this for a moment. Close your eyes and think of the last time you made a decision where the outcome wasn’t positive.
How did you physically feel when you were making that decision? Did you experience queasiness in your stomach, sweating palms or another physical indicator that you might be making the wrong decision?
Now remember a time when you made a really good decision and do the same exercise. What is your body memory?
Your body is a finely tuned machine and assesses situations more quickly and accurately than your minds does.
Your mind will analyze, justify, rationalize and, almost always give way to emotions first and logic after.
Your body, on the other hand, knows instantaneously whether you’re making a good decision.
When you listen what your body is saying, and use that information, along with what your mind is telling you, you will have an incredibly strong and powerful decision making process.
Don’t just think things through, feel them.
© 2013 MarBeth Dunn and Destination Empowerment, Inc. all rights reserved
Have you ever watched a child build something with blocks? They get very focused and add and remove blocks with great care.
They intuitively know when a certain block isn’t going to work with the vision they have in their head. They’ll add in a block, study it and then remove it if it doesn’t feel right.
Following that example is a great way to ensure that your life is the best it can be.
Remove the blocks that don’t serve you or the vision you have for your life.
It’s extremely difficult to vibrate at a high level, be of complete service to others and make decisions that are in your best and highest interest when you have a variety of blocks holding you back.
Blocks show up in many different forms but the most common are shame, guilt, fear, worry, doubt and anger.
Close your eyes for a moment and see through the eyes of your inner child.
If you were building something that fit the very best vision you have for your life, would you choose any of those blocks? Of course not!
The next time you feel one of those feelings, visualize yourself removing that block from your “structure”.
That’s the beginning of the road to joyful abundance.
©2013 – MarBeth Dunn and Destination Empowerment, Inc. All rights reserved.
Sing along with me right now, to that classic Beach Boy tune. Ready? “I’m picking up good vibrations. Good, good, good, good vibrations!”
It’s all about the vibrations, isn’t it? Nothing will impact your day, your week, in fact your life, like staying in those good vibrations.
Have you ever noticed how two people can experience the same thing but one will make the proverbial lemonade from lemons while the other one just keeps getting a sour face outcome? That’s vibration in action.
Staying in a positive vibration is critical to living in a joyful and abundant state. The energy you put out there is the energy that comes back to you so you’ll want to keep your vibrations high and positive.
The Law of Attraction says like attracts like, so when you believe and act as if everything is working in your favor, you’ll find that that is exactly what happens. In fact, you’ll find an abundance of evidence supporting that belief.
You may also notice that maintaining a high vibrational level allows you to make decisions from a place of confidence.
You’re simply telling the Universe that you believe all things are working for your good.
The Universe therefore, will continue to supply you with more and more of that yummy goodness!
©2013 – MarBeth Dunn and Destination Empowerment, Inc. – All rights reserved