Happiness and Exercise

Exercise to boost energy. I knew, intellectually, that this worked, but how often have I told myself, “I’m just too tired to go to the gym”? Exercise is one of the most dependable mood-boosters. Even a 10-minute walk can brighten my outlook.

I find consistently being more active daily is so beneficial for my emotions.   Whether its hitting the gym, walking, running or doing the house work with the music being played at full blast, all great ways to boost our energy levels and makes us feel empowered and lifts our mood.

I find that exercise lowers pmt and gives me a much better night sleep.  So start, however small and just do something to elevate the heart rate.untitled c

Animals life’s are just as important as our own.

When choosing a new skin care brand please be careful and do a little research. To keep happy and healthy and gorgeous both inside and out requires a little effort but not at the expense of other’s suffering. Whether you love animals or not I cant ever imagine needing a moisturiser at the expense of a tortured animal.  So let’s just be a little more vigilant when choosing our next skin care product. Do a little research before buying that new red lipstick. Save a life and be happy and gorgeous from the inside out.

Happy head and heart all day long xx

To Be, or Not to Be… Responsible! Pt.1

During a conference recently, I asked the question: “When I say the word responsibility what energy or feeling comes up?” The response ranged from raised eyebrows to grunts to an explanation of all the have-tos of parenthood/work/relationship. We all have “have-tos” in our lives, and if this Shift continues to unfold as it appears to be, there will be even more on our lists.  Let’s face it, have-tos don’t always feel good. They can cause overwhelm and stress and general crabbiness. When one more thing is added to your list, do you cringe and feel a rush of energy (i.e., panic or dread)? When you hear the word “responsibility” how does it feel?

Source: To Be, or Not to Be… Responsible! Pt.1

REIKI PRACTICTIONER DAILY PRACTICE

You can use all of these steps, or some of them, and feel free to add or continue those actions that have already worked well in your life.

Sit in a relaxed, meditational position.

Get in touch with Earth energy for grounding — imagine you have roots growing down from the base of your spine (root chakra) all the way to the centRE of the Earth, connecting you securely with Mother Earth.

Draw the symbols that you are attuned to into the palm of each hand.

Place your palms over each chakra, beginning at the crown and working down. Skip the third eye but when you have reached the root, place one hand on the root chakra (your back, bottom of spine) and the other on your forehead over the third eye area.

As you place your palms on each chakra, take a deep Hara breath (breathe all the way down to the belly) and envision that the symbols are entering that particular chakra and filling your entire being with their energy.

Do Kenyoku (dry bathing) technique to dislodge any negative energy and make way for positive energy.

Go into Gassho position and recite the 5 Reiki Precepts three times slowly, reflecting on them as you state them.

Do a personal “invocation” or “invitation” to Reiki to fill your being and your living space. Ask to be surrounded by healing light as you go about the tasks of your day.

Give thanks to Reiki for being part of your life and for healing you.

Take a few deep cleansing breaths, let your face and heart smile — and you are ready to begin your day!

 

 

Clearing energies

Detoxing the energy of your mind, body, and spirit can do much more than clear a few heavy vibes. It can change the way you see your day, your life, your experiences, and your relationships. But what exactly is an energetic detox?

Recieving regular reiki whether by a practitioner or from yourself can do wonders for your energy levels

Some days, you may not even realize that your energy was heavy or you felt off until the day is almost over. That’s OK. The more you practice these body scans and detoxes, the easier it will become to cleanse your mental, physical, and spiritual energy.

Clearing mental space

Before you start your day, take a few moments to connect to your mental, emotional energy, noticing what comes up. These tools can help you do it:

1. Essential oils

I always recommend smelling a few drops of orange or peppermint essential oil to cleanse and open the mind first thing in the morning or during the midday slump. This can help clear any dusty energy left over from a poor night’s sleep or the grogginess that sets in halfway through the day.

2. Energetic movements

If you already have a yoga or fitness regimen, that’s great. Another way to move energy during the day is by simply making some arm circles or doing a few lunges to get the blood circulating.

3. EFT

For those of you who haven’t tried emotional freedom technique (aka tapping/EFT), give it a try and see if it helps soothe the mind’s anxieties, worry, fears, and overall negative, unhelpful vibes. Tapping has been known to help relief stress, anxiety, and bring clarity to the mind.

Clearing physical space

How do you feel when you walk through the front door of your home? Are you energized, light, and open? Or heavy, cluttered, and depleted? If it’s the latter, it might be time to give some of these tools a try:

1. Sage smudge sticks

Light some sage or palo santo and carry it around your space with the intention of dissolving any negative, unserving, or heavy vibrations. Once you’ve done a walk-through, thank the space for its guidance and set a prayer for what you want to call into it. Then, burn some incense to help lift and energize the space with your prayer.

2. Decluttering

If it’s been a while since you’ve gone through your desk, office, closet, or shed, take a few hours and get decluttering. By letting things go in your home, you’ll release stagnant energy in the body as well.

3. Crystals

If you have the ability to spend a little money (or a lot, depending on your stone!), consider place crystals around your home, bedroom, office, and car to keep their energies protected, cleansed, and uplifted. I recommend amethyst near the bed for dreams, rose or crystal quartz inside the bedroom for love, and tiger’s-eye and black tourmaline on the desk to bring clarity of thought.

Clearing spiritual space

Remembering the triad of mind, body, and spirit can help you move the negative space in your life and start attracting all that you desire and intend. Here are a few techniques for cleansing your spiritual clutter:

1. Disconnecting

Let’s say you’ve just completed a task or project, finished an intense meeting with someone, or had an interaction that lingers. Now, it’s time to close the energetic connection. Lift your arms up like you’re going to make a big circle, then cross them in front of the chest making an X. This energetic technique closes the energy between two connected beings or things.

2. Breath detox

If you are feeling tired, sore, depleted, or heavy in the morning or at night, place your hands on your heart and send some love and light into your body through a round of five deep inhales and exhales. Fill your essence and energy up by simply being with yourself and your breath. I find doing ten minutes of slow deep breathing to be very energising

3. Morning ritual

Setting an intention for yourself for the day. This helps clear my mindset, focus my energy, and bust through lingering negativity.