Month: August 2014

Daily inspiration

In families, it’s the shared past that promises the future.

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Daily inspiration

I am grateful to have a mentor/friend who is constantly supporting, and encouraging me to achieve more in life. In June, I finished my last presentation. I was excited about the success of my speaking engagements, and she replied I am so proud of you. Now it’s time to get more committee, and board experience on your CV. I replied I needed to rest before I start applying for the next thing. She replied “now is the time to build your CV and bank accounts.” Sometimes whatever we are scared to try…….your greatness could be wrapped inside. In July, I received an invitation to become a board member based on my credentials, and the work I provide in the community. This morning I received a call from the nominating committee stating that I have been selected to be a member of the board starting in October. I am learning that the motivated find a way, not excuses, and confidence is the reward of releasing worry. In one way or another, we’re all just trying to leave our version of “I Was Here” tag on the world.

Daily inspirtation

When it comes to personal, and intimate relationships people tend to make a lot of mistakes. One is thinking that someone can make you happy; the other is thinking that happiness is a set of circumstances, and another mistake is thinking that happiness is the result of their actions. True happiness is about having balance in your life. After closing some chapter, I’ve decided to focus on my overall wellness. Wellness is a multidimensional state of being an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a more successful existence.

The different dimensions of wellness:

Mental Health: the psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory psychological state of emotional and behavioral adjustment.

Social: The social dimension of wellness involves developing, nourishing and encouraging satisfying relationships.

Occupational: The occupational dimension of wellness involves choosing a career/job that is rewarding and enjoyable.

Spiritual: The spiritual dimension of wellness involves seeking meaning and purpose in human existence.

Physical: The physical dimension of wellness encourages cardiovascular flexibility and strength and also encourages regular, physical activity.

Intellectual: The intellectual dimension of wellness encourages creative, stimulating mental activities.

Emotional: The emotional dimension of wellness emphasizes an awareness and acceptance of one’s feelings.

Financial: is an intricate balance of the mental, spiritual and physical aspects of money. This unique combination is an ideal to strive towards in our dealings with money.

On yesterday, I decided to give my spiritual dimension some much-needed attention, and I attended church with my friend. It’s important to feed each aspect of your wellness. Your spiritual dimension wellness involves seeking meaning and purpose in human existence. Our happiness and life satisfaction is indeed influenced by all these factors. The problem is that we usually place greater importance on one of life aspects, ignoring all the other ones. Which makes our happiness incomplete and short-lived.

Daily inspiration (TGIF)

Simple tasks can take us back to the rhythm, the way of life we’re seeking. How often we think we don’t want to be bothered with doing laundry, and paying bills. We have other things to do, more important tasks to accomplish on this journey. But doing the ordinary things doesn’t take us away from the rhythm we’re seeking. These tasks are the rhythm.

The simple tasks are important not just because they need to be done. The simple tasks are the microcosm of how our lives work. They keep us grounded in reality, they remind us of what’s real, and they show us the true meaning of being independent. On Saturday, I will be doing laundry, dishes, decorating my house, and paying my bills for the month of September. Yes, I have a cleaning lady that comes once a month and helps with the deep cleaning, but these tasks help to restore and maintain order around me, and I feel the order in my soul. It is important to create beauty around you, and you’ll feel the beauty in your soul.