Why You Need To Unburden Yourself From The City

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  “Take every opportunity to unburden yourself of urban life when you can. Its clutter makes you old.” ~Oria Douglas-Hamilton, wildlife conservationist, age 80 So I’ve lived most of my life in the country, surrounded by farms and fields and livestock. I grew up with crayfish (old abandoned drainpipes = best place to find them) […]

One Wild Life ~ Hot Yoga

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  I love yoga. I love sweating during a workout. So I just took my first hot yoga class. Yoga + 90-degree room = amazing. 5 reasons you should start a yoga practice: Yoga releases endorphins (hormones in your body) that improve your mood, make you feel better, and help you relax. Stretching makes you […]

Encourage Yourself Challenge ~ Ends Here

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  Well, the Encouragement Challenge has officially ended on the blog, but you keep going! I’ve really had a blast doing this challenge. I hope you did, too. I hope you encouraged yourself, believed in yourself, empowered yourself, and spurred yourself on to reach for the life you most want. You are worth having it. […]

Encourage Yourself Challenge ~ Day 21

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  Challenge task: Look at how far you’ve come. Make a list of all you’ve achieved (big or small). Enjoy & celebrate your successes the whole day. Reminders: Be gentle with what you say & think about yourself today (remember to use your pillar-word mantra). Write down & say out loud something positive (that you admire or appreciate) about yourself today. Spend some […]

Encourage Yourself Challenge ~ Day 20

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  Challenge task: Let go of the outcome. Don’t worry about how it’s all going to turn out. You just do your work today. You keep working toward the life you want. Let go of the expectations. Let go of the need to control. Let go of the box you may have put yourself in […]

Encourage Yourself Challenge ~ Day 19

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  Challenge task: Speak strength to yourself today. Write YES I CAN! on something. Anything. A Post-It or a notecard or the back of your hand. Somewhere you will see it. Read it. Carry it with you. Read it again. Let it sink in. Believe it. Tack it to a mirror & look yourself in […]

Encourage Yourself Challenge ~ Day 18

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  Challenge task: Take care of yourself today. Slow down. Calm down. Take a few deep breaths. Get some extra rest. Eat better. Drink plenty of water. Get some exercise. Get some fresh air. Make an appointment with the doctor/nutritionist/therapist/healthcare-professional if you’ve been putting it off. You’re worth the time to take care of your […]

Encourage Yourself Challenge ~ Day 17

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  Challenge task: Be your authentic self. All day. Don’t try to be what your mama/daddy/spouse/kids/friends/boss wants you to be. Tell the truth to yourself & about yourself. Let go of the person you might be pretending to be. Be yourself. All day. Reminders: Be gentle with what you say & think about yourself today (remember to use your pillar-word mantra). […]

Encourage Yourself Challenge ~ Day 16

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  Challenge task: Reach again for the life that you most want. Take another action today that will move you closer to the life that you most want. Reminders: Be gentle with what you say & think about yourself today (remember to use your pillar-word mantra). Write down & say out loud something positive (that you admire or appreciate) about yourself today. Spend […]

Encourage Yourself Challenge ~ Day 15

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  Challenge task: Reach for the life that you most want. Take one action today that will move you closer to the life that you most want. Reminders: Be gentle with what you say & think about yourself today (remember to use your pillar-word mantra). Write down & say out loud something positive (that you admire or appreciate) about yourself today. Spend some […]