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Is it Time to Barbecue Some Sacred Cows of Social Media?

“Consider this philosophy, “To barbecue is a way of life rather than a desirable method of cooking"." -Lorraine RaymondBy Lorraine Monique “Lore” Raymond While you might think that happiness is barbecue, friends, and a backyard, it might also be time to turn up the...

Listening to Wisdom on this Side of Grief

Grief. It will break you, embrace you and will intensify everything. On this side of grief... ...we discover our true essence on a deeper level. Grieving is a personal experience that will force you to feel emotions on a deeper level than you...

Illusion of Struggle

 It takes great courage to transition from one meaningful activity to something that is unfamiliar or unknown. A part of that process is to let go, or release our unwavering grip, of something that is no longer serving our highest potential. On June 12, 2018, I...

Living In Alignment

"We can definitely get into that paralysis of not knowing what to do. Stagnation is toxic to the soul. Stagnation happens when we become so paralyzed by too many options, fears or anxiety. Whatever the story is that we're not moving forward." -Sabrina Fritts A...

A Life Without Judgment

Written By Barb Parcells I was watching a YouTube interview the other day featuring psychologist, author and Coach Dr. Robert Holden. During the interview, he asked the viewers to answer this question: “What would my life feel like if I didn’t judge?” What a powerful...

How To Become The Fearless Inspiring Leader You Aspire To Be

Written By Dr. Ginny Baro Assuming you’re in a leadership role in your life—what type of leader are you? Would you want to work for or follow someone like you? Aligning with who you are today as a leader and who you want to be, if a gap exists, is an essential and...

From Pranayama To Pratyahara

Written By Sarah Wall Prana is life force energy. ‘Pra’ means first and ‘na’ is the most basic unit of energy, therefore practicing pranayama is to expand your life force energy with control. This can be done with movement and breathing exercises. To detach awareness...

Imagine That Your Heart IS Your Magic Wand

Law of attraction. Manifesting. We hear this over and over. Great, or not so great depending on which end you’re on. Let’s explore your heart is your magic wand. Bippity Boppity Boo If you have ever seen Disney’s Cinderella then you have heard the song Bippity Boppity...

Elevating Fearless Women@ Work

When we feel stuck, or as though our choices are limited, there is a tendency to remain where we are - forever cementing patterns, remaining ‘stuck’ like we’re in a hamster wheel and cannot get off that course. Becoming aware of being ‘stuck’ like this can provide...

The Guru is YOU

Happiness is the experience. Happiness is an amazing foundational goal, but thinking or feeling you must be happy every second of the day is delusional, this is not a balanced healthy life. Some happiness teachers may not like that statement, but oh well. I'm a truth...

You’re the Gift!

You’re a Gift You’re a treasure You’re a one of a kind Dazzling display of Divine Radiance! Can you see it as you gaze into your mirror? No? Not really. Oh, I see It’s not showing your true reflection. Let’s adjust that. OK, Deep breath. Let out a soft sound as you...

A New Mindset For Healthy Aging

When it comes to the subject of aging in this society, there seems to be two very distinct ways of dealing with it: Not Me! - This approach completely denies the existence of aging... it may happen to other people but certainly not to them. They dye their hair, dress...

Healing Side of Grieving

“Walking through the grieving process has taught me some of the grandest lessons of love and compassion.” -CK Kochis I look in the mirror and most days I barely recognize myself. The eyes reflecting back at me are my father’s; the same empty stare he had as his...

Traversing Through Grief

I look in the mirror and most days I barely recognize myself. The eyes reflecting back at me are my father's; the same empty stare he had as his dementia transformed into Alzehiemer's. Lost, yet aware enough to know of what was going on. The mascara I wore daily is...

Life’s Adjustments

Last night I spoke to a young mom as her three year old son played with my almost four year old grandson on the slide at the park. Konner asked...

Grief – That Bitch is Now a Close Friend

I have self-diagnosed myself with Leaky Eye Syndrome. My Leaky Eye Syndrome has delayed the publication of the "next" issue of Elements For A Healthier Life Magazine again. I need to be raw with you. I have been consumed with Hell of Unforgiveness. This episode began...

Is it Time to Barbecue Some Sacred Cows of Social Media?

“Consider this philosophy, “To barbecue is a way of life rather than a desirable method of cooking"." -Lorraine RaymondBy Lorraine Monique “Lore” Raymond While you might think that happiness is barbecue, friends, and a backyard, it might also be time to turn up the...

Listening to Wisdom on this Side of Grief

Grief. It will break you, embrace you and will intensify everything. On this side of grief... ...we discover our true essence on a deeper level. Grieving is a personal experience that will force you to feel emotions on a deeper level than you...

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Listening to Wisdom on this Side of Grief

Grief. It will break you, embrace you and will intensify everything. On this side of grief... ...we discover our true essence on a deeper level. Grieving is a personal experience that will force you to feel emotions on a deeper level than you...

Illusion of Struggle

 It takes great courage to transition from one meaningful activity to something that is unfamiliar or unknown. A part of that process is to let go, or release our unwavering grip, of something that is no longer serving our highest potential. On June 12, 2018, I...

Living In Alignment

"We can definitely get into that paralysis of not knowing what to do. Stagnation is toxic to the soul. Stagnation happens when we become so paralyzed by too many options, fears or anxiety. Whatever the story is that we're not moving forward." -Sabrina Fritts A...

Workplace

Is it Time to Barbecue Some Sacred Cows of Social Media?

“Consider this philosophy, “To barbecue is a way of life rather than a desirable method of cooking"." -Lorraine RaymondBy Lorraine Monique “Lore” Raymond While you might think that happiness is barbecue, friends, and a backyard, it might also be time to turn up the...

Illusion of Struggle

 It takes great courage to transition from one meaningful activity to something that is unfamiliar or unknown. A part of that process is to let go, or release our unwavering grip, of something that is no longer serving our highest potential. On June 12, 2018, I...

Living In Alignment

"We can definitely get into that paralysis of not knowing what to do. Stagnation is toxic to the soul. Stagnation happens when we become so paralyzed by too many options, fears or anxiety. Whatever the story is that we're not moving forward." -Sabrina Fritts A...

Spirituality

Listening to Wisdom on this Side of Grief

Grief. It will break you, embrace you and will intensify everything. On this side of grief... ...we discover our true essence on a deeper level. Grieving is a personal experience that will force you to feel emotions on a deeper level than you...

Illusion of Struggle

 It takes great courage to transition from one meaningful activity to something that is unfamiliar or unknown. A part of that process is to let go, or release our unwavering grip, of something that is no longer serving our highest potential. On June 12, 2018, I...

Living In Alignment

"We can definitely get into that paralysis of not knowing what to do. Stagnation is toxic to the soul. Stagnation happens when we become so paralyzed by too many options, fears or anxiety. Whatever the story is that we're not moving forward." -Sabrina Fritts A...

Body Movement

A New Mindset For Healthy Aging

When it comes to the subject of aging in this society, there seems to be two very distinct ways of dealing with it: Not Me! - This approach completely denies the existence of aging... it may happen to other people but certainly not to them. They dye their hair, dress...

Making a Difference One Act of Self-Care at a Time

“I really think of massage as preventative maintenance; preventive medicine.” - Lisa Wamsley, CMT, LMT  The human touch has a healing quality unlike any other. It can bring comfort to someone feeling lonely, depressed, and sad. It has the power to release tension and...

When I Listened

“I took my fear by the hand, eyes closed, head bowed, and I whispered, “I respect you, Fear. You are very powerful, and I honor your presence in my life right now. Walk with me, Fear." -C.K. KochisOur story is our voice. We may not tell the story the same way twice;...

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Is it Time to Barbecue Some Sacred Cows of Social Media?

“Consider this philosophy, “To barbecue is a way of life rather than a desirable method of cooking"." -Lorraine RaymondBy Lorraine Monique “Lore” Raymond While you might think that happiness is barbecue, friends, and a backyard, it might also be time to turn up the...

Listening to Wisdom on this Side of Grief

Listening to Wisdom on this Side of Grief

Grief. It will break you, embrace you and will intensify everything. On this side of grief... ...we discover our true essence on a deeper level. Grieving is a personal experience that will force you to feel emotions on a deeper level than you...

Illusion of Struggle

Illusion of Struggle

 It takes great courage to transition from one meaningful activity to something that is unfamiliar or unknown. A part of that process is to let go, or release our unwavering grip, of something that is no longer serving our highest potential. On June 12, 2018, I...

Living In Alignment

Living In Alignment

"We can definitely get into that paralysis of not knowing what to do. Stagnation is toxic to the soul. Stagnation happens when we become so paralyzed by too many options, fears or anxiety. Whatever the story is that we're not moving forward." -Sabrina Fritts A...

A Life Without Judgment

A Life Without Judgment

Written By Barb Parcells I was watching a YouTube interview the other day featuring psychologist, author and Coach Dr. Robert Holden. During the interview, he asked the viewers to answer this question: “What would my life feel like if I didn’t judge?” What a powerful...

How To Become The Fearless Inspiring Leader You Aspire To Be

Written By Dr. Ginny Baro Assuming you’re in a leadership role in your life—what type of leader are you? Would you want to work for or follow someone like you? Aligning with who you are today as a leader and who you want to be, if a gap exists, is an essential and...

From Pranayama To Pratyahara

From Pranayama To Pratyahara

Written By Sarah Wall Prana is life force energy. ‘Pra’ means first and ‘na’ is the most basic unit of energy, therefore practicing pranayama is to expand your life force energy with control. This can be done with movement and breathing exercises. To detach awareness...

Imagine That Your Heart IS Your Magic Wand

Imagine That Your Heart IS Your Magic Wand

Law of attraction. Manifesting. We hear this over and over. Great, or not so great depending on which end you’re on. Let’s explore your heart is your magic wand. Bippity Boppity Boo If you have ever seen Disney’s Cinderella then you have heard the song Bippity Boppity...

Elevating Fearless Women@ Work

Elevating Fearless Women@ Work

When we feel stuck, or as though our choices are limited, there is a tendency to remain where we are - forever cementing patterns, remaining ‘stuck’ like we’re in a hamster wheel and cannot get off that course. Becoming aware of being ‘stuck’ like this can provide...

The Guru is YOU

The Guru is YOU

Happiness is the experience. Happiness is an amazing foundational goal, but thinking or feeling you must be happy every second of the day is delusional, this is not a balanced healthy life. Some happiness teachers may not like that statement, but oh well. I'm a truth...

You’re the Gift!

You’re the Gift!

You’re a Gift You’re a treasure You’re a one of a kind Dazzling display of Divine Radiance! Can you see it as you gaze into your mirror? No? Not really. Oh, I see It’s not showing your true reflection. Let’s adjust that. OK, Deep breath. Let out a soft sound as you...

A New Mindset For Healthy Aging

A New Mindset For Healthy Aging

When it comes to the subject of aging in this society, there seems to be two very distinct ways of dealing with it: Not Me! - This approach completely denies the existence of aging... it may happen to other people but certainly not to them. They dye their hair, dress...

Healing Side of Grieving

Healing Side of Grieving

“Walking through the grieving process has taught me some of the grandest lessons of love and compassion.” -CK Kochis I look in the mirror and most days I barely recognize myself. The eyes reflecting back at me are my father’s; the same empty stare he had as his...

Traversing Through Grief

Traversing Through Grief

I look in the mirror and most days I barely recognize myself. The eyes reflecting back at me are my father's; the same empty stare he had as his dementia transformed into Alzehiemer's. Lost, yet aware enough to know of what was going on. The mascara I wore daily is...

Life’s Adjustments

Life’s Adjustments

Last night I spoke to a young mom as her three year old son played with my almost four year old grandson on the slide at the park. Konner asked...

Grief – That Bitch is Now a Close Friend

Grief – That Bitch is Now a Close Friend

I have self-diagnosed myself with Leaky Eye Syndrome. My Leaky Eye Syndrome has delayed the publication of the "next" issue of Elements For A Healthier Life Magazine again. I need to be raw with you. I have been consumed with Hell of Unforgiveness. This episode began...

Teaching Us How to Love

Teaching Us How to Love

“If you have true inner peace, nothing will rattle you. Your most prevalent growth occurs in the darkest moments. We grow in the dark. The dark is where the most beautiful creations begin.” -Natasha Botkin Life experiences lead us on a winding and twisting journey. We...

A Heart vs. Head Centered Business

A Heart vs. Head Centered Business

“My personal motto is ‘Every obstacle is a doorway.’” -Reba LinkerIt has been said that creative people dance to the beat of a unique drum. As self-confidence develops, they realize the rules of others don’t resonate with them, and a sense of freedom blossoms as they...

In Life, Be the Director of Your Own Movie

In Life, Be the Director of Your Own Movie

"Life is Delicious. Devour it with joy in every cell of your body, mind and spirit. You will see its perfect qualities reflected back to you in many ways, seen and unseen.” -Debra Oakland “I've been writing my whole life,” Debra said, “and putting it under the bed and...

Making a Difference One Mindset at a Time

Making a Difference One Mindset at a Time

“It's about coming back to your nutrition. It's not about the rules of nutrition, but the way you see your nutrition and, finding what works for you – the bio-individuality.”-Kate Clarke“I love uncovering a shift in mindset that unlocks the power that's in you, rather...

Making a Difference One Indomitable Woman at a Time

Making a Difference One Indomitable Woman at a Time

“The difference is that I don’t have YOUR answers; you do.” -Katt Tozier “I’ve often said I spent my teens rebelling, my twenties repressing, my thirties imploding, and my forties healing. I know that means my fifties (and beyond) are for sharing.” - Katt Tozier Our...

Making a Difference One Marketing Foundation at a Time

Making a Difference One Marketing Foundation at a Time

“Don't be afraid of marketing, because marketing is how you get your message out there.” -Jill Celeste Marketing is either a grand opportunity to be creative or it's a daunting task that gets put off until another day. For many new and well established entrepreneurs,...

Making a Difference One Piece of Art at a Time

Making a Difference One Piece of Art at a Time

By Jenn Ryan“My 'art' was also in the way I cooked, the way I tried to cultivate a bohemian lifestyle and environ, wherever I found residence.” -Jenn Ryan As a young girl, I was a creative thinker and writer. My third grade teacher at Taft Primary Elementary assigned...

Making a Difference One Act of Self-Care at a Time

Making a Difference One Act of Self-Care at a Time

“I really think of massage as preventative maintenance; preventive medicine.” - Lisa Wamsley, CMT, LMT  The human touch has a healing quality unlike any other. It can bring comfort to someone feeling lonely, depressed, and sad. It has the power to release tension and...

Making a Difference One Act of Kindness at a Time

Making a Difference One Act of Kindness at a Time

“My mission is to show others who are suffering with chronic illness that they can live a meaningful, purposeful life.” - Tae Lynne “It became an eight month journey of getting out of bed, going to a doctor's appointment, or having blood work done, and trying to...

Making a Difference – One Healthy Choice at a Time

Making a Difference – One Healthy Choice at a Time

“There's a lot of times, that if our creativity is not expressed and if our talents are not used, we are going to go to food to compensate.” - Rachel Kieffer When do women place themselves on their priority list? Is there a love of self? What are the feelings women...

Pure Tenderness

“Celebrating our love in the way that suited us best in that moment." -Natasha BotkinBy Natasha Botkin We are faced with moments. The beauty is to 'just be'. Just be in the moment is easier said than done. Even with the best of intentions, a mind can wander and the...

5 Ways to Make Summer Travel a Spiritual Practice

“If you choose to wear rose-colored glasses, travel’s magic, mystery, and miracles might appear more often and synchronistically!" -Lore RaymondBy Lore Raymond This summer, why not make travel your new spiritual practice? It will cause you, the spiritual sojourner, to...

Healthy Workday Tips

“We get so screen focused we lose track of time, lose track of good health habits, lose track of ergonomics and the lines blur between work time and non-work time every day until it’s a never-ending stream of always on." -Kat Tozier By Katt Tozier It’s been said that...

When I Listened

When I Listened

“I took my fear by the hand, eyes closed, head bowed, and I whispered, “I respect you, Fear. You are very powerful, and I honor your presence in my life right now. Walk with me, Fear." -C.K. KochisOur story is our voice. We may not tell the story the same way twice;...

A Journey Within Guided Meditation #2

A Journey Within Guided Meditation #2

Guided meditations assists us to destress, gain clarity, strengthen our immune system, and connection to Self. Listen as you are guided on a journey to hear your answers from within. Find a comfortable place to sit, or lay, in a space where you're most likely not to...

A Journey Within Guided Meditation – #1

A Journey Within Guided Meditation – #1

Guided meditations assists us to destress, gain clarity, strengthen our immune system, and connection to Self. Listen as you are guided on a journey to hear your answers from within. Find a comfortable place to sit, or lay, in a space where you're most likely not to...

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