Happy Thanksgiving Day

Happy Thanksgiving Day

Aloha and Happy Thanksgiving, Here in the United States we celebrate Thanksgiving Day today. It is my favorite holiday. A day dedicated to gratitude and thanksgiving. What could be better than gratitude and love? Lots of people use it as an opportunity to overeat but I love having people over, cooking, celebrating and truly giving thanks for everything. I am so grateful I have a wonderful home, a great family, friends and each of you. Thanks for allowing me to be part of your life. As the holiday approached thought about what I wanted to give you. I finally decided I wanted to share a story from my book, The Toltec Way. It is about a village of people who learned the power of gratitude and love. At first I was just going to record it as an audio but then decided to make a video instead. I hope you enjoy it. Here is the transcript of the story if you want to read...
7 Habits Highly Unhappy People Practice

7 Habits Highly Unhappy People Practice

By Tamara Star I often teach about happiness and what has become exceedingly clear is this: there are seven qualities chronically unhappy people have mastered. According to Psychology Today, University of California researcher Sonja Lyubomirsky states: “40% of our capacity for happiness is within our power to change.” If this is true and it is, there’s hope for us all. There are billions of people on our planet and clearly, some are truly happy. The rest of us bounce back and forth between happiness and well, unhappiness depending on the day. read...
3 Body Language Adjustments That Will Change Your Life

3 Body Language Adjustments That Will Change Your Life

By William G Hepner “The body never lies” -Martha Graham The next time you watch a movie, put it on mute. The only stimulus you should be receiving is the movement of the actors. Notice how your eyes naturally focus on their body movements and positioning. I guarantee you that the storyline and emotion will be just as convincing as if there had been sound. The impact your body language has is significant. Body language influences how you appear to everyone else. And more importantly, it influences how you see yourself. read...

10 steps to a balanced life

A balanced life is one filled with ease, happiness, joy and the freedom to be you – the real you! Balance is life giving. Being out of balance leads to stress which drains you of life. So what can you do to create balance in your life? Maintaining balance requires us to make choices and often break free from limiting habits and routines. It is easy to tell when we are out of balance by the amount of stress we are experiencing. So here is a list of things you can do to help bring more balance to your life. Breathe. Pause often throughout the day and just take a few long, slow, deep breaths Affirm. Have a list of positive, life enhancing affirmations. Things like: I am loved. My life is easy and effortless. I see limitless possibilities in every moment. Meditate. This above all else will add to the quality of your life. Slow down and smell the roses. Take time to savor every moment of your life. After all you will only pass this way once. Sleep. Take time to get enough rest. Relax. Take frequent 2 minute relaxation intermissions during the day. Move your body. Take time to stretch everyday. Eat well. Enough said. Create a support system. If you have one use it and if you don’t find one! Love. Love yourself and then share your love freely. How do you create balance in your life? I’d love to hear your thoughts and see your suggestions in the comment section. read...

The donkey in the well

I am in the process of writing my next book. I was going through some old files and found this story. I loved it the first time I read it and I was never able to find its original author. I hope you enjoy this wonderful parable as well. One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hour as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey. He invited all his neighbors to come over and help. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. When the donkey realized what was happening he cried horribly. Then to everyone’s amazement he quieted down. read...

Not quite living is an epidemic

Are you working just to pay the bills? What do you want to create? What is your passion? Is the life of your dreams on the horizon? Life is and then we tell ourselves a story. Based on that story we make decisions. Based on those decisions we create our experience of reality. Fill in the blanks with your beliefs Change is ___________ I get to enjoy life __________ Work is _________ Following your dreams is ____________ Life is __________ Here are my answers: Change is easy and effortless if we decide to make it so. I get to enjoy life and savor the moment. Work is an expression of my inner self and enjoyable. Following your dream is what life is all about. Life is the most amazing gift and incredible journey. read...

Changing your beliefs

It can be easy and effortless or really hard. When we focus on really loving ourselves and making our changes from a place of love change is much easier. __WISTIA__56be92c6d5c6c   Enjoy! And if you have any questions or would like me to make a video on a specific topic just leave a comment below. I hope you are enjoying the videos as much as I am enjoying making them! With love and aloha,...

What would we do without Moms?

Bottom line: Without mothers none of us would be here. Love them, hate them or never having met them I remember when I was younger I blamed a lot of  my problems on my mother. She used to jokingly say, “I know it’s my fault.” We had issues. The funny thing is the day after she died I couldn’t remember what those issues were. The fact that I would never see her again erased all of those issues in  a second. Of course, now I know all of my limitations are created by my filter system: my beliefs, agreements, assumptions and attitudes. We all pick our parents and they are perfect to help us see and if we are willing release our limiting beliefs. read...

Ready to get rid of what doesn’t work in your life?

 Source: Hubblesite.org I got a new knee last week. Saying that still feels like science fiction to me! Old knee gone, I assume burned up  as medical waste and a new knee in its place. Once the tissue around the new knee heals I will be able to hike again. I can already walk, swing my knee smoothly and there is no more crunch and munch in the joint. Change is awesome … We live in a universe that is incredible. It is constantly growing, expanding and changing. The thing we so often forget is that in order to change our life all we have to do is change our filter system. All we really need to do is let go of our limiting beliefs and poof … our life changes dramatically. read...