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#6 – From Chaos to Calm

From Chaos to Calm - Thriving in Uncertain Times

How do we stay calm in the chaos of life & COVID-19? This episode offers tips & practices to help you chill-ax no matter what the situation.

Also, check out this Blog post on Working from Home (WFH) Wellness, Connection & Personal Branding Over Video Conference.

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I AM & Coming Home: Energy Expression & Consolidation

State who you really are with this I AM process partnered with the opportunity to bring your energy back into wholeness.

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WFH Wellness & Video Conference Personal Branding

TIPS: Working from Home (WFH) Wellness, Connection & Personal Branding Over Video Conference

Working from home used to be so much fun – when you had the choice…not because you have to.

I don’t know about you, but everything feels very surreal. Like nothing I’ve experienced in my lifetime. The energy around COVID-19 feels understandably fearful and greedy, and if we don’t manage ourselves, it will be destructive personally and globally.

It’s time for ultimate self-care to ensure mind, body, and spirit health so that we can support ourselves and those around you.

Following are two simple, practical videos to get us back to basics. In all the uncertainty, we seem to forgotten our foundations.

And check out the end of this post (or click the following links) for my Reality Alchemist Podcast Episode #6 – From Chaos to Calm – Thriving in Uncertain Times and MINDFULNESS AUDIO – ‘I AM’ & Coming Home: Energy Expression & Consolidation. 



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Wellness Practices So Obvious, Yet We're Not Doing Them

It’s time for ultimate self-care. Yet, all I hear from clients is that they feel tired, sore, achy, overwhelmed, and for some reason have forgotten their wellness routines.

This video offers five reminders – be kind to yourself.

S-T-R-E-T-C-H

One of the tips in the above video is to stretch often. Here are two of my favorite videos to do that to. Otherwise, I just get on my yoga mat and do what my body tells me to do 🐌. And I realized that:

"My life is as limber as my body is. Invest time in S-T-R-E-T-C-H-ing"


Connecting Over Video Conference


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The number of times I’ve run and/or attended video conference sessions that have started late because of the technology. Now that we’re WFH, we don’t have the corporate tech power behind us, such as it was, which makes it even more challenging to truly connect.

We can’t see people’s faces and can hardly hear them at times. They’re often multi-tasking, on their computers and doing other work.

Personally, I’ve done keynotes with hundreds in remote audiences, ran training sessions to teams all over the worlds and quite honestly, I don’t feel a separation because I’m not in their location.

Believe it or not, social media, has caused a disconnection, and what we’re experiencing now has taken it to a whole other level. We’re not sure how long this situation will go on for,  and I feel like its really important we amplify relationships.

In this video I give you three tips to:

    1. Support your personal brand; you have one, it’s either intentional or unintentional, you choose. And hopefully during this time your ‘brand’ is infused with kindness, support and encouragement.
    2. Give your home tech a fighting chance, including managing noise, and
    3. Avoid embarrassing desktop notifications, you may not want to share onscreen 😉. Here are the Mac and PC resources I mentioned in the video to turn off notifications. And this app works on both operating systems.


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🎧 From Chaos to Calm – Thriving in Uncertain Times

How do we stay calm in the chaos of life & COVID-19? This episode offers tips & practices to help you chill-ax no matter what the situation. Click here to listen.

🧘 MINDFULNESS AUDIO – ‘I AM’ & Coming Home Energy Expression & Consolidation

State who you really are with this I AM process partnered with the opportunity to bring your energy back into wholeness. Click cover to access.


🏘️ And for a bit of fun…

If you haven’t seen this parody on video conferencing and emails in ‘real life’ by Tripp and Tyler, it’s worth a watch as it made me literally laugh out loud as it’s so accurate.

🏘️ Have WFH suggestions?

Please include them in my video’s comments on YouTube so I can add them to this Post and share your value.

#5 – How to Deal with Negative, Toxic & Annoying People

Don't Let Other's Negative Behavior Drain Your Positivity & Energy

Unless you live on an island there will always be people who are negative, toxic or annoying. From parents who treat you like you’re still 5 years old to judgemental giants and drama Kings and Queens. They chew up a lot of time, thought and energy.

In this episode, we’ll explore common behaviors, their motivation for being nasty instead of nice, and practices to understand why they’re annoying. Once you know, they’ll never bother you again.

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Letting Go of the Negative Energy Charge from Relationships

This simple audio practice allows you to discover the negative charge you experience from negative, toxic, and annoying people’s behavior and how to release it out of your life. After your first experience, use it as a housekeeping exercise to maintain clear, calm, and pristine energy.

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#4 – When’s the Last Time You Were EXCITED?

It’s time to revive ourselves, let's get excited again!

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Bridesmaids Food Poisoning Scene – still makes me laugh. Relevant, better out, than in 😉

Access your Inner Guru – check out this blog post on the Quantum Q&A process to access profound answers to your questions.

 


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#3 – Gratitude & Appreciation – 2 of 2 Epic Fulfilment Strategies

Gratitude & Appreciation Fuels Fulfilment

Practices to amplify an Attitude of Appreciation:


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#2 – Mindfulness / Heartfulness – 1 of 2 Epic Fulfilment Strategies

Don't Have Time to Meditate?? You DON'T Not Have Time if You Desire an EPIC Existence




  • Start a mindfulness practice 2-3 times a week for 5 to 10 minutes, or whatever inspires you. There are loads on YouTube, or you can download many of mine for free.


  • If you've already got a practice, is it consistent? At least 2-3 times a week.


  • I also encourage you to try the Quantum Q&A practice for clarity, and - Gain insights into challenges, and realize just how wise you are.


  • Mindfulness can take many forms apart from sitting and focusing on your breath. Gardening, walking, surfing. Dwayne, 'the Rock', Johnson uses exercise as his meditation. The main intentions is deep breathing, clarity, and no interruptions. The aim is to a short mindfulness practice most days, aim be free of the constructs of the mind and reconnect with all of you!


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#1 – Launch – Let’s Get to Know Each Other

I Invite You to Break the Constructs of the Mind...
And Activate YOUR Reality Alchemist!

Psychologist Arthur Aron and other intimacy explorers pondered whether responding to questions could accelerate intimacy between two strangers.

The questions are in three sets, with each section inviting you to go deeper.

Do an Inversion Introspection and get to know yourself by asking these 36 Questions that Lead to Love – and then enhance your connection with others.

 

Set I

1. Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?

2. Would you like to be famous? In what way?

3. Before making a telephone call, do you ever rehearse what you are going to say? Why?

4. What would constitute a “perfect” day for you?

5. When did you last sing to yourself? To someone else?

6. If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the mind or body of a 30-year-old for the last 60 years of your life, which would you want?

 

7. Do you have a secret hunch about how you will die?

8. Name three things you and your partner appear to have in common.

9. For what in your life do you feel most grateful?

10. If you could change anything about the way you were raised, what would it be?

11. Take four minutes and tell your partner your life story in as much detail as possible.

12. If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?

Set II

13. If a crystal ball could tell you the truth about yourself, your life, the future or anything else, what would you want to know?

14. Is there something that you’ve dreamed of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it?

15. What is the greatest accomplishment of your life?

16. What do you value most in a friendship?

17. What is your most treasured memory?

18. What is your most terrible memory?

19. If you knew that in one year you would die suddenly, would you change anything about the way you are now living? Why?

20. What does friendship mean to you?

21. What roles do love and affection play in your life?

22. Alternate sharing something you consider a positive characteristic of your partner. Share a total of five items.

23. How close and warm is your family? Do you feel your childhood was happier than most other people’s?

24. How do you feel about your relationship with your mother?

Set III

25. Make three true “we” statements each. For instance, “We are both in this room feeling … “

26. Complete this sentence: “I wish I had someone with whom I could share … “

27. If you were going to become a close friend with your partner, please share what would be important for him or her to know.

28. Tell your partner what you like about them; be very honest this time, saying things that you might not say to someone you’ve just met.

29. Share with your partner an embarrassing moment in your life.

30. When did you last cry in front of another person? By yourself?

31. Tell your partner something that you like about them already.

32. What, if anything, is too serious to be joked about?

33. If you were to die this evening with no opportunity to communicate with anyone, what would you most regret not having told someone? Why haven’t you told them yet?

34. Your house, containing everything you own, catches fire. After saving your loved ones and pets, you have time to safely make a final dash to save any one item. What would it be? Why?

35. Of all the people in your family, whose death would you find most disturbing? Why?

36. Share a personal problem and ask your partner’s advice on how he or she might handle it. Also, ask your partner to reflect back to you how you seem to be feeling about the problem you have chosen.


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The Benefits of Mindfulness at Work

Incorporating Mindfulness at Work

We live in a fast-paced work environment that is digitally enabled, and many of the things that are SUPPOSED to simplify our lives actually leave us feeling stressed and overwhelmed.

Discover the secrets to achieving a more balanced state at work – everyone from Oprah to Google employees are doing it! In fact, Oprah claims it makes her 1000% better.

It’s mindfulness!

So, what exactly is mindfulness? Mindfulness is a state of active attention on what you’re sensing and feeling, right here, right now, without interpretation or judgment.

You may not be overly familiar with the concept of mindfulness, but I can guarantee you’re well acquainted with its flip side: distractedness, inattention, and lack of engagement.

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The aim of this 15-minute relaxation audio is to relieve your mind of busy-ness, reconnect with Quantum energy and access inspiration that fuels your happiness and potential.
Those listening to this audio found their ‘monkey mind’, the chatter that clutters their brain, was reduced by 60%. The number increased to 80% if they listened 3 to 4 times a week.


The technique I’m gifting you can be practiced anywhere, anytime. But because mindfulness is about being present, let’s do a short practice now.

  • – Take a deep breath in with me, close your eyes if you safely can, and in this very moment, what are you sensing and feeling?
  • – What do you feel on your skin?
  • – What’s your mood like?
  • – Is your breathing shallow and quick or relaxed?
  • – Are you feeling; overwhelmed, peaceful, tired, happy?
  • – What can you hear nearby and outside?
  • – Take a deep breath in, can you smell anything?
  • – Now, open your eyes.

Welcome to conscious mindfulness. It’s the opposite of what we experience each day.

Why is being present so overwhelming, and what’s with the ‘monkey mind’?

According to neuroscience, the scientific study of our nervous system, our brain is not only in charge of managing our physicality, such as breathing, muscle movement, heart pumping…it’s also processing 400 billion bits of information per minute. Of which we can only process 2000 bits.

No wonder I can’t remember what I ate for lunch yesterday!!

And we’re only consciously aware of about .00001 percent, less than one-ten-thousandth of what’s available to use – otherwise we’d be so overloaded that we literally could not compute.

The benefit of mindfulness is that it allows us to zone into the succulence of life, literally, to “stop and smell the roses”

The practice isn’t just some “ohhhhmmm” chanting that should be relegated to Buddhist monks. We spend, on average, 90,000 hours of our life at work! So, the benefits of incorporating this habit into our work life to reduce stress and heighten satisfaction, offers amazing benefits!

Google ran a ‘search inside yourself’ mindfulness program with over 13,000 participants who reported:

  • – 34 percent less emotional drain after the program.
  • – 32 percent greater ability to focus and be more effective.
  • – 29 percent improvement in their ability to maintain calm and poise during challenges.
  • – Productivity increases of 62 minutes per week, adding up to USD$3000 per employee, per annum.

Their experience isn’t isolated, with a number of companies experiencing the same benefits when it comes to stress management, engagement, focus and productivity. If you’d like to discover how introduce a mindfulness practice into your team or company reach out to me via my website or social media.

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