This is my favorite time of the year! There is an exciting energy during the holidays that I just love! My holiday decorations are up, my Pandora Christmas radio station is on repeat, and I’ve already completed a majority of my holiday gift shopping. Christmas movies, hot chocolate, holiday lights – I love it all! Plus, everyone seems to be in a good mood – dare I say jolly?
To keep the positive energy going, I have a little December challenge for you! Each day this month, make an effort to do one kind thing for someone else. Let someone go ahead of you in line when holiday shopping. Hold the door open for someone. Go out of your way to help a co-worker. Give a stranger a compliment. Bake holiday treats for your new neighbors. Donate toys to a local children’s hospital. No matter how big or small, a kind action can turn someone’s whole day around – and yours too! There is no better feeling than making someone else smile! Spread joy this holiday season and hopefully your kind actions will motivate others to do the same!
Share your photos on Instagram: #nourishedwithkindness
Daily nourishment: What you focus on, you become. Keep your mind fixed on positivity.
Wellness chat: What was the kindest thing a stranger has done for you? What was the nicest thing you’ve done for a stranger?
An elderly woman once asked me if I could help her cross the street. Arm in arm, I made sure she safely crossed to the other side. She was absolutely adorable and it made my day to help her.
Every day, take time to reflect on the things in your life that you are grateful for. Whether it be something as simple as finding a parking space in a crowded parking lot, or more meaningful like having a roof over your head and people in your life that you love, there are always things for you to appreciate.
Make gratitude a daily habit. The more you focus on your abundance, the more abundance you will attract in your life.
Wishing everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving! Nourish your body with good food, nourish your mind with good conversation & positive thoughts, and nourish your soul with the joy of spending time with those you love!
We all have dreams. When I was younger, I dreamed of being a star on Broadway. I absolutely loved to dance and sing, and everyday I couldn’t wait to get home from school to practice for my big debut. I could envision my name in lights and a standing ovation at the end of the show.
You know what’s wonderful about being a child – aside from not having to work and pay bills, which is pretty darn great – children do not have the fears that adults do. Children start off with a clean slate and the idea of failure does not even cross their minds; which is why they have such exciting dreams and aspirations. Fear is learned. It is our experiences that have placed this burden upon us. And that is all that fear is – a burden. It seeps into our minds, giving us false doubts of inadequacy, convincing us that we do not posses the talent or resources to reach our goals. Fear taints our dreams and paralyzes us from going after what we truly desire.
As a child, no dream was too far-fetched. I knew what I wanted and had my heart set on it. I did not fear rejection or failure. While my desires change as I grow older – my dreams of Broadway quickly faded once I realized I have a terrible singing voice – I still make an effort to approach all of my goals with that same fearless determination I had as a child.
What is preventing you from achieving your goals? Is the fear of failure holding you back? Do not give any power to your fears. Instead of focusing on what could go wrong, focus on how accomplished and happy you will feel once you have reached your goals. Let that feeling of joy override any doubts that you may have, and allow it to guide you to go after your dreams. It may not be easy, you may have fears pop up along the way, but stay focused on the end result and you will achieve all that you desire.
“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.” – MLK
Daily nourishment: Today, choose to have faith in yourself and your capabilities. Know that you will reach your goals. You will not fail. The universe is on your side.
Wellness chat: What were your aspirations as a child? How do they compare to the goals you set for yourself today?
Daily nourishment: What do you need to forgive yourself for? Make a list of anything that has been weighing you down. One by one, forgive yourself for each and let it go. Today, make the decision to stop struggling and start living.
“Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe” – Oprah
Oprah knows best.
What do you expect out of life? Do you want to ‘just get by,’ or do you want to live an abundant and fulfilled life? Are you the type who settles for mediocrity, or constantly strives for more?
Your answers to these questions will help you determine your ‘default mindset.’ There are those who tend to focus on the negatives of situations and those who choose to see the positives in every scenario – a glass-half full mentality. There is a direct relationship between one’s thoughts and their overall health and happiness. Positive thoughts vibrate at a higher level than negative thoughts – and like attracts like – so the course of your life is greatly guided by the content of your thoughts. I don’t know about you, but I sure want to be sending some high vibin’ waves out to the universe.
Constantly choose higher thoughts. It will require effort at first, but sooner or later you will have trained your mind to focus on greatness and this will become your new default. I have this nice little reminder at my desk at work to help keep my thoughts in check:
Similar to how you guide a car with the steering wheel, you must make the decision with your mind first, and the rest will follow.
Daily nourishment: What is your default? This week, make a conscious effort throughout the day to gently shift your thoughts to greatness. Take notice how life flows with these higher thoughts.
Hi there! My name is Tina. I am the founder of Nourished Wellness, a certified Health Coach, happiness and wellness guru, fitness enthusiast and aspiring author and motivational speaker. Yes, I wear many different hats.
This is not my first go at blogging (I use to blog at Healthy Made Easy), but a few detours in life indicated that it was not the right time for me to be writing, so I put my little bloggy on hold. A lot has happened in the past few years. I’ve weathered quite a few storms, but to my benefit, they have forced me to grow and develop into a stronger version of myself with a far better grasp of who I am. This is why I am choosing to start fresh.
Ah, there is nothing quite like starting with a clean slate, especially at the very beginning of a new week and a new month as well! Hello, July 1st!
While I may have taken a hiatus from blogging, I have certainly been checking up regularly on my favorite bloggers…aka being a stalker. I didn’t exactly have intentions of blogging again, but there has been this nagging little voice that has been pestering me for quite some time now. It’s been telling me that I have a story to tell, and that my story will help inspire others. So, here I am with lots to share!
What you can expect: Inspiration, motivation, thought-provoking questions, random daily happenings with a few recipes and fitness posts sprinkled in. I will let things unfold as they will. Join me, won’t you?
I’m excited to share my knowledge and passion for healthy and happy living with you, so please stop by often!
Oh, and please bear with me as I get things neat and tidy around here.
“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha
Monday motivation: Each day is a fresh start. A new opportunity to renew your life. There is no better time than right now. Today, choose to let go of the past disappointments that have been weighing you down and look towards the bright future that lies ahead.