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DECEMBER 23, 2012

Leave 2012 And Walk Into 2013 With Postitive Intentions ( Sankalpa )

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The life of 2012 is ending soon, replaced by the new 2013 with lots of good wishes from everyone. Whether 2012 was a good year for you or not, I call upon all to take a moment to reflect on the good and bad experiences. So whatever came your way in 2012, I hope that there was something positive to learn from and take on with you to the next year. Most importantly, set good intentions ( sankalpa ) for 2013 and hope for the best and keep with you supportive friends and family.
For a lot of us out there who hold on to negative attitudes which lead to stress and unhappiness, here are a few tips to live by. In other words, live simply and your life will be a fulfilling journey.

1. Give up your need to always be right There are so many of us who can’t stand the idea of being wrong – wanting to always be right – even at the risk of ending great relationships or causing a great deal of stress and pain, for us and for others. It’s just not worth it. Whenever you feel the ‘urgent’ need to jump into a fight over who is right and who is wrong, ask yourself this question: “Would I rather be right, or would I rather be kind?What difference will that make? Is your ego really that big?

2. Give up your need for control Be willing to give up your need to always control everything that happens to you and around you – situations, events, people, etc. Whether they are loved ones, coworkers, or just strangers you meet on the street – just allow them to be. Allow everything and everyone to be just as they are and you will see how much better will that make you feel.
“By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond winning.” Lao Tzu

3. Give up on blame Give up on your need to blame others for what you have or don’t have, for what you feel or don’t feel. Stop giving your powers away and start taking responsibility for your life.

4. Give up your self-defeating self-talk Oh my. How many people are hurting themselves because of their negative, polluted and repetitive self-defeating mindset? Don’t believe everything that your mind is telling you – especially if it’s negative and self-defeating. You are better than that.
“The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive.” Eckhart Tolle

5. Give up your limiting beliefs about what you can or cannot do, about what is possible or impossible. From now on, you are no longer going to allow your limiting beliefs to keep you stuck in the wrong place. Spread your wings and fly!
“A belief is not an idea held by the mind, it is an idea that holds the mind” Elly Roselle

6. Give up complaining Give up your constant need to complain about those many, many, maaany things – people, situations, events that make you unhappy, sad and depressed. Nobody can make you unhappy, no situation can make you sad or miserable unless you allow it to. It’s not the situation that triggers those feelings in you, but how you choose to look at it. Never underestimate the power of positive thinking.

7. Give up the luxury of criticism Give up your need to criticize things, events or people that are different than you. We are all different, yet we are all the same. We all want to be happy, we all want to love and be loved and we all want to be understood. We all want something, and something is wished by us all.

8. Give up your need to impress others Stop trying so hard to be something that you’re not just to make others like you. It doesn’t work this way. The moment you stop trying so hard to be something that you’re not, the moment you take off all your masks, the moment you accept and embrace the real you, you will find people will be drawn to you, effortlessly.

9. Give up your resistance to change Change is good. Change will help you move from A to B. Change will help you make improvements in your life and also the lives of those around you. Follow your bliss, embrace change – don’t resist it.
“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls” Joseph Campbell

10. Give up labels Stop labeling those things, people or events that you don’t understand as being weird or different and try opening your mind, little by little. Minds only work when open.
“The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.” Wayne Dyer

11. Give up on your fears Fear is just an illusion, it doesn’t exist – you created it. It’s all in your mind. Correct the inside and the outside will fall into place.
“The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself.” Franklin D. Roosevelt

12. Give up your excuses Send them packing and tell them they’re fired. You no longer need them. A lot of times we limit ourselves because of the many excuses we use. Instead of growing and working on improving ourselves and our lives, we get stuck, lying to ourselves, using all kind of excuses – excuses that 99.9% of the time are not even real.

13. Give up the past I know, I know. It’s hard. Especially when the past looks so much better than the present and the future looks so frightening, but you have to take into consideration the fact that the present moment is all you have and all you will ever have. The past you are now longing for – the past that you are now dreaming about – was ignored by you when it was present. Stop deluding yourself. Be present in everything you do and enjoy life. After all life is a journey not a destination. Have a clear vision for the future, prepare yourself, but always be present in the now.

14. Give up attachment This is a concept that, for most of us is so hard to grasp and I have to tell you that it was for me too, (it still is) but it’s not something impossible. You get better and better at with time and practice. The moment you detach yourself from all things, (and that doesn’t mean you give up your love for them – because love and attachment have nothing to do with one another, attachment comes from a place of fear, while love… well, real love is pure, kind, and self less, where there is love there can’t be fear, and because of that, attachment and love cannot coexist) you become so peaceful, so tolerant, so kind, and so serene. You will get to a place where you will be able to understand all things without even trying. A state beyond words.

15. Give up living your life to other people’s expectations Way too many people are living a life that is not theirs to live. They live their lives according to what others think is best for them, they live their lives according to what their parents think is best for them, to what their friends, their enemies and their teachers, their government and the media think is best for them. They ignore their inner voice, that inner calling. They are so busy with pleasing everybody, with living up to other people’s expectations, that they lose control over their lives. They forget what makes them happy, what they want, what they need….and eventually they forget about themselves. You have one life – this one right now – you must live it, own it, and especially don’t let other people’s opinions distract you from your path.

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OCTOBER 20, 2012

Free Yourself

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Here are best tips you can take before filing for divorce that will protect your interests and your bank account.

After a divorce is started in South Dakota, the courts automatically issue a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) that prohibits you and your spouse from transferring money and property. Therefore, pre-divorce planning is very important, get the most professional assistance available regarding divorce law.

Before starting a divorce, please review these general considerations:

  • Some of these action steps may not fit your situation, and that is okay. The items on this list depend upon your unique situation.
  • Some of these action steps are very much in the “contemplation stage” and this list could be divided in terms of preparing yourself for divorce or leaving the home tomorrow. The general rule is that the more prepared you are, the better off you will be.
  • Children were intentionally left off this list as they should be shielded from the angst and turmoil as much as possible. You should always be looking out for the best interests of your children. In other words, keep the kids out of it.

MONEY

Tip #1 -  Open your own new and separate account, preferably at a separate bank. If possible, re-route your paychecks into this new account.

Tip #2 - Start saving small amounts of money in your separate account. You will inevitably need the money for living expenses and legal fees. Think of  this as an emergency/rainy day fund that only you have access. Even if a reconciliation takes place, you can spend this money on more pleasant ventures. Something even as simple as the Acorns investing application on your phone will suffice.

Tip #3 - Make sure you have at least one credit card in your name only. Bonus points if the balance is zero.

Tip #4 - Review your credit report. You may be surprised (or not) by what you find. This is a good way to mark your financial situation on the day of  separation.

Tip #5 - Joint Credit Accounts. In the event your spouse has uncontrolled spending, or even if s/he does not, it may be wise to close all joint credit  accounts or risk being accountable for your spouse’s spending.

Tip #6 - Joint Accounts. There are four things to do with a joint checking/savings account depending on the circumstances of your case. While option  four definitely may not be the most prudent, each situation is different based on the spending, personality, resources, and needs of each spouse.

  1. Leave it alone, do nothing; or
  2. Use it to pay bills, credit cards, medical bills, and or other big-ticket expenses; or
  3. Transfer half of the money into your own separate account; or
  4. Transfer all of the money into your own separate account.

Tip #7 - Download and/or save bank statements showing transaction history – you can tell a lot about a person by where and how they spend their money.

 

DATA

Tip #8 - Change all of your passwords even if you do not think your spouse has them. This is especially important for your telephone, computer, and  online accounts.

Tip #9 - Obtain a separate email account to communicate with your attorney. Change all of your social media accounts to back up and restore to this  email.

Tip #10 - Obtain a separate post office box, especially if you plan to move from the marital home.

Tip #11 - Do not post about your unhappiness on social media and do not boast about your plans with your friends. It is not unheard of for your “best  friend” to end up with the very spouse you are talking about.

RECORDS

Tip #12 - Download a telephone application that inventories and saves your text messages. Assume any communication will be read by the judge.

Tip #13 - Keep a journal of your experiences. Write about how your spouse’s actions affected either you or your children, not just the awful things s/he  either did or said. If the record is kept with some consistency, this is useful evidence if you need to go to court.

Tip #14 - Obtain all of your spouse’s information at your disposal - calendars, diaries, old cell phones, computer hard-drives, bank records, retirement    account information, bills, etc. There are data specialists that can inventory and extract this information.

 

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SEPTEMBER 27, 2012

Simple, Quick And Non Costly Ways To Revitalize And Energise

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Everybody struggles with life at times but what keeps one going entirely depends on how situations are being handled. So whenever you feel down or that life is not going your way, please consider and try these few tips in hope of creating the right mindset or attitude to go through difficult times. I hope that in learning to revitalise and energise the mind, body and soul, one will learn to appreciate this life that’s been given to us. Here is where to buy Kratom for terapheutic ends.

1) Affirmations

Learn to create a positive environment by citing 3 affirmations to start your day off. With such positiveness in mind, citing only emphasizes your thoughts and if said often enough, will result in you acting and living according to your daily affirmations.
Example: 1) I am happy / Life is beautiful
2) My body is healthy
3) I love my job

2) Take a moment to breathe

A healthy breathing pattern helps to ensure the optimization of our internal organs. But an instant benefit will be a sense of relaxation. So sit or lay down comfortably and take full breaths into your lungs, being mindful of your bodily and mood changes. Check out the latest Synogut reviews.

3) Exfoliate

Spend a few more minutes in the shower by scrubbing away dead skin cells. You only need a loofah, a body brush or a body scrub. This will allow your skin to breathe and hence improve circulation. Then enjoy your day knowing that your skin is smooth and glowing.

4) Walk

Get out and wander for as quick as 5 minutes or longer if you have the time. Be mindful of what you see around you and forget about yourself for a moment. This will help clear your mind.

5) Take the positive out of a negative situation

Every day is unpredictable. So if something bad happens, take a deep breath and add a comment that makes it okay. This means that you should either:
a) learn from a mistake,
or
b) see the positive side of a bad situation

Here’s a quote to sum it all up:

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.” – Charles R.Swindoll – American Writer and Clergyman

 

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