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The Benefits of Yoga

Benefits of Yoga with Kino MacGregor ( Follow Her on Instagram @kinoyoga and Subscribe to her YouTube Channel Kino Yoga)

 

I have been off and on again with my yoga (trust, I am frustrated with myself and long for consistency in my yoga practice). However, since I began back in early 2014, my body responds well to the practice and I find that I am less anxious and stressed. I never really paid much attention to my body and how tense I was until I implemented yoga into my regimen. Yoga has been beneficial for many individuals looking to heal and balance the mind, body and spirit. Below is a picture from Huffington Post, giving more details about the benefits of yoga.

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Check out the article 38 Health Benefits of Yoga for a full list of benefits and start your yogi journey!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who Are You When You Are At Your Best?

It is sometimes difficult for any one of us to not be so critical of ourselves, therefore projecting judgement (criticism) onto others. So you have to go back to ask yourself, who am I? Who are you at your best? It is always best to identify those things for yourself, and we have the founder of Success Magazine and Success Coach, Darren Hardy to help us tap into ourselves and get clear on this so we are presenting that energy majority of the time without it being draining to do. Watch the video below

 

 

 

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LoveMeMore Series: Mental Health History

 

 

May is Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month

 

In respect to Mental Health Month, I am going to reveal a little bit about my history with mental health issues. Here’s what I believe that mental health issues running in every family, no matter the ethnicity or gender. This is a human race matter that we should all be paying more attention to. I have siblings who have mental health issues; one suffering with bipolar disorder and in the end he took his own life in January 2008 as well as a few uncles and aunts who all suffer from some form of mental disorder. This subject matter is not one I take lightly and know that its effect on the nation has people awakening to the fact that we need to take a look at what can be done to heal and help those in need. I constantly wonder about my own state of mind and how mental strong I am. I know that I sometimes deal with anxiety/panic attacks and work to stay in control of them in fear that they can get beyond my control. I discovered that talking to someone who will not judge my thoughts and feelings about what I am anxious about helps. One of our biggest barriers in helping those in turmoil is judgement. People fear the judgement and we sometimes write people off who have them when they show early signs of having the issue. However, many run from the help. For me, I knew that there were some things I wanted the help with and becoming conscious of what was happening internally became my life’s mission. Look at some of the celebrities going through issues like bipolar or depression like Katherine Zeta-Jones and Robert Kardashian; it just happened in a flash. Ryan Phillippe, was interviewed and recalled that he went through a long state of depression and what moved him to get him was that he did not want his daughter to see him that way but some people can’t seem to get themselves to that place of healing and normalcy.

I guess my question is: how do you start the conversation with someone who you know and love about mental health issues and getting them to get help? Do any of the readers have any thoughts on this matter? Let us know.

 

Check out an article from mentalhealthamerica.net below about Mental Health

 

 

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B4Stage4: Changing the Way We Think About Mental Health

LoveMeMore Series: It All Starts With You!

 

 

 

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I am sure you are asking what is LoveMeMore Series and why does it start with me? Well, let me take you back about three years when I was stumbling through life and life said no more of dance….let’s change the music. Actually, most of my life was me stumbling through with no clear level of consciousness. I was a mother of beautiful little girl and I had so much unresolved issues blocking me from being a great mother, better daughter and hindering my evolution of being a woman. My perception was as long as I did just enough to say I was a good person that life would just happen to me yet not taking real responsibility for choices I made – blaming my past for why I had not achieved success. A reality check was in my near future and I could not predict what the future would look like this. I was always ambitious but belabored my failures and traumas to deem me unworthy of success. It was not until someone who I had admiration for (that turned into adornation) asked me: “what do you want?”. I had never heard someone say that to me or if I had then this was the only voice that carried it with sincerity. It is a question I wake up everyday asking myself which was the beginning of the shift in my life to get me to face myself. Although, this has not been an overnight success of transformation, I get more clear about the life I want to create for myself by asking myself the hard questions and answering them in reality…..digging underneath the surface of the facade I was living.

In these series posts, I will tackle the main realms that make us whole if maintained and balanced in harmony with the equation responsibility + awareness + action = ABUNDANT RESULTS mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, financial, social and sexual. We hope to inspire change by facing our own challenges, obstacles and making improvements in areas in our lives to cause the ripple of changes in the lives of others. We are not alone but we all have to step if we want to see real change. There are many out there making strenuous strides in the cause and effect of authentic awareness that we have not seen in quite some time.

I will leave you with a video that made me more aware of the gridlock that I was causing in my own life by not taking more responsibility and having more gratitude for the blessings that were right in front of me. SocietyKeeper is here to show you a glimpse into the life you can have if you step up and step into life. You are creating…….

 

Under The Influence: Weekend Recap

REHAB TIME Under His Influence

I have to dial in and just say that this past weekend was a humbling one. I was supposed to go to New York City with my bestie and kick back and enjoy the city and I am sure it would have been a blast, we are always laughing – great conversations where I always walk away reflecting. However, I must say I am glad that it was my divine destiny to stay home. To kick off my weekend, Friday I attended the first event date scheduled for Trent Shelton’s “Under His Influence” Tour, creator of RehabTime, an . I am so grateful that Washington, DC was the first stop; the event was held at the Shakespeare Theatre Company: Lansburgh, located on blocks 7th and E (check out Shakespeare’s website calendar, Shakespeare Theatre). Getting into the city is always a plus for me, so this was a great reason to hope on the Metro and enjoy the atmosphere.

Anyone who follows RehabTime knew this event was more of insight and confirmation that on your quest to fulfillment and purpose, you are healing from years of negative scarring and wounds and that had become a parasite on your spirit. As the weekend went on, reflection into where I lack and limit myself – I was humbled. Here are a few things am facing and starting the hard, awkward, raw question:

1. What other people think or say about me drives how I operate in living fully in my purpose and this is limiting my potential for growth.

2. That we all operate on the surface level of our issues and that if we do not learn to start digging more into our truth, we will always be lost.

3. In business and in personal relationships, you can not be afraid to ask the hard, raw questions.

4. When you learn to surrender what you think your life should be to what life is moving you towards, you may never live a happy life.

5. Media has been more of the catalyst in defining what we think we should want for ourselves and we are more unconscious of how we are being influenced.

6. Most of us are addicted to something and running from something. We need to stop running and start healing.

7. Our past, our present and our future is created by the power of our thoughts and our words invoke POWER. We are unbalanced because our thoughts and words are unbalanced. We have spent generations passing on warped perceptions of how reality can be.

8. When you decide to change, transform and evolve; you will begin to see how the people around you look different, think different and live limited lives. You become more aware of how you are no longer equally yoked with them but you can still love them and not judge them because their season for growth has not begun.

9. My spiritual evolution is far from over but this is the greatest time in our history to become more awaken to truth.

10. I am continuing to do myself and the world a great disservice but not living more in my purpose and lower myself to a lower vibration that is no longer suited for the movement that is to come.

 

As a society, we have some major work to do and I am making the commitment to have the conversations and do the digging that is required in order to truly see the change we seek. We are the keepers and we have the power of influence, all of us. Ask yourself: What do you want your influence to be?

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