New Year ! New You!

Always Be Bright Everyday and Don’t let anyone Dull your Sparkle

Hey Ladies!

Its a New Year and a New You! I hope you all had an amazing New Years! One thing that I love about starting the New Year is looking back and seeing how much fun I had that year and all the amazing memories I created. It makes me realize just how much I grew as a person, and all the goals and things I want to do for the new year. I actually start each year off with a beautiful journal and I set all my goals. Whether they are big or small, I set monthly goals and weekly goals and even daily goals. I feel when you set daily goals you can look back on the day and see if you achieved them. I think its easier to set daily goals. I reminded myself this year that I am starting each day off with “Priming” myself every morning. I think this is the perfect word. ( thank you Tony Robbins). I start my morning rituals by taking time every morning and doing my meditation, prayer and my daily affirmations. I get ready to start my day with my daily prayer and honestly it makes your day so much brighter. I feel I get so much more done. I wrote down all the things that I wanted to do, vacations I wanted to take, and a jumpstart kick on my health. I mean that is the most important right? Taking just 15 minutes every morning of “me time” is amazing. Starting the New year is also a great way to write down ways you want to get to know yourself better. it can be spending more time in nature, getting to more yoga classes, making new friends. It is up to us to know what we will allow and what we won’t allow. It can be no more cake or no more energy drainers as friends( yes I’ve been there). We are in charge of change. We are in charge of growth. Without change, there is NO growth. One thing I have learned along the way of the aging process is how much more wiser you become. You realize the importance of family, spending time with your loved ones more, eating healthier food, getting more exercise. No matter what your goals are, It’s a New Year, and It’s a fresh start to a New You! Every day should be peaceful and you should go out doing what you love and not letting anyone or anything dull your sparkle. Shine Bright Loves!

xo

Melissa

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Spring clean your Life

There is no other time to start your spring cleaning than now, and I mean for the boy, mind , and spirit. Its getting to be that time of year when you can actually open your windows  and let in the fresh air. Keeping the house closed up all winter, makes dust and allergens settle in, even for those of you who are OCD in the cleaning department. This is the time when everything is yearning for some Vitamin D, including us. Here are some great ways to get started.

Get rid of the preservative filled foods: This is the time to really start looking at the foods you are eating, and how  they make you feel. Believe me when I say this.. If you are one that craves the sweets and sugar, there ARE alternatives that are much more healthy, and will not leave you feeling groggy and slow. Digestive health is essential, and eating foods daily that slow it , will only make you feel worse. This is the perfect time to clean out the fridge and pantry, make a healthy list of wholesome foods, and go on a shopping trip. You can all eat healthy as a family. Start a book of recipes that you want to  try and get started NOW.

Go on a cleanse- you do not have to dedicate your self to a week long cleanse. A simple two -three day cleanse will really detox your systems. If that is something that you feel you are unable to do, a simple day cleanse is great too. Fresh juicing with lemon water in the morning, and eliminating any type of dairy, gluten, caffeine, and alcohol will do your body good. The simple changes in your diet are a great start.

Clear your Home- Spring is the time to start going through closets, garage bins, droors, and everything else, and take the stuff that you no longer need, and drop off at shelters. No one needs anything in their home that they no longer use, or do not need. Give them to someone in need. Replace all your home cleaners , candles, and ect. with green products and soy. They are SO much healthier for you and your family. Add some fresh flowers to a favorite room that you love. It adds so much more beauty to your home. Household clutter can contribute to every day stress also. My motto is “Just get rid of it”.

Spring is a time for renewal, and starting fresh. Everything is coming back to life at this time. We see it happening everyday. Take the time to really cleanse every aspect of your life. Detox everything from your home to even your friend list. You do not need anything in your life that isn’t worth having, or isn’t contributing to your life in any way. If you are one that always says YES to things, start saying No more. Start doing more of the things that make your life fun. Stop doing the things for people that aren’t returned. This is your life. pexels-photo-85773 (1)

 

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