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Vibe of The Week: Make Your Morning Work for You!

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I hope everyone had a great weekend and is ready for an even better week!  Morning is such a precious time of day, everything is crisp, fresh and open for possibility.  It's an important time to prepare for a successful day as well.  Having a morning routine will not only help your focus but it will allow you to face the day with calmness and an inner peace.  We don’t want to be frazzled in the morning because that sets us up for a frazzled day, we want to be focused and mentally ready to accomplish and adapt to whatever the day brings.  We can’t prepare for what is going to happen, we can only prepare ourselves.  So what is your morning routine like?

A few things that I find to be really helpful in the morning are having a set of non-negotiables, you do this every morning no matter where you are.

1) Wake up with an attitude of gratitude.  When you place your feet on the ground, say, think and feel what you are grateful for, it can be anything!  We always have room for more gratitude in our life and starting the day being grateful sets a positive tone.

2) Hydrate!  No exceptions.  All Get Your Vibes clients drink at least 24-32 ounces of room temperature to warm water with lemon every morning.  After sleeping it is especially important to start the day with water, nothing else before the water should go in your body.  If you're on the road make sure you have water with you and a lemon if you'd like, I travel with both and I always feel like it helps me stay on track with I travel with my water and lemon.

3) Have some quiet time.  Whether it’s to journal, meditate or make a to-do list, setting aside 20-30 minutes to gather your thoughts, quiet the mind and mentally check in with yourself is extremely important.  This will help you think more clearly, see things as the really are and help you react or not react to things.  A chaotic mind is a mind that makes mistakes, quiet the mind so that you can think clearly and be creative.

4) Do not check emails or social media right away, wait!  Many of us sleep with our phones close to our bed because of the convenience of an alarm clock, so we are tempted to lay in bed and check emails, IG, FB, and maybe like a tweet or two all before we even get out of bed?!  Nope, that’s no way to start the day.  You want to feel refreshed and have a clear mind before attending to any emails.  

I hope these simple but easy to include tips 

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Vibe of The Week: Live with Love.

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Living in todays world can be disheartening at times.  In a 24 hour news cycle that is constantly delivering tragic, heartbreaking and fearsome stories, it can get to anyone after awhile.   Often times our natural reaction is to respond with fear and anxiety but this type of reaction doesn’t serve us or anyone around is, there is zero benefit.  So what can we do to prevent creating more fear and anxiety?  Learn to be love, to create and respond with love.  

This way of living and thinking is one that usually has to be relearned at some point in our lives but it is never too late to learn and change.  When we live with love, we respond with compassion, empathy and kindness. These feeling are much more beneficial for you and those around you.  They are productive and don’t evoke negativity or create more anxious feelings.  Everyone wins with love.

A great way to start creating awareness is when negative feelings or thoughts arrive, teach yourself to pause, and mindfully replace the negative with love, grace, compassion for yourself and others.  Like most things, reteaching yourself takes time but living with love creates a life of gratitude and abundance, we when learn to live with love we will an opportunity for growth, perhaps where we once saw fear.  

Studies show that our physical and mental health will also improve when we live with love and positivity.  When our self-talk and self thought is positive we experience less stress and this improves our cardiovascular health, we are immune systems are stronger, we are able to fight of the common cold and our coping skills improve.  Your life span can increase, while depression rates decrease, so why not improve your mental and physical health and live with love!

We hope you enjoy this Vibe of The Week and that you are able to apply it to your life and Get Your Vibes!

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Vibe of The Week: Keep It Real With Yourself.

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One of the things I've learned on this journey with Get Your Vibes is how important it is to be real with yourself.  When you're starting a business, or any new adventure that has passion driving it, it can be hard to see things from an objective view.  This can prevent necessary moves from being made or tasks being completed.  This week, let's all focus on keeping it real, especially ourselves. 

When keeping it real, it's best to do it and be positive about it, keeping it real is a good thing, so be happy!  We always have room to grow, there are so many ways we can be better.  When we think from a positive, open, eager place, we position ourselves to align with positive, fulfilling, and new opportunities.  This helps keep the fire lit, because when you are trying to Get Your Vibes, you are always striving to be and do better.  

It's important to understand that we are never done learning, we can always learn more.  Be real, be real with yourself and open to new possibilities coming to you.  Try not to judge your path, this will allow you to see things as they are and not how we or others perceive them to be.  

Learn to trust yourself and your intuition.  Keep it real with yourself, because if you can't keep it real with you, then who can you keep it real with?

Use the hashtag #VOTW and show us how you Get Your Vibes!

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Vibe of The Week: Dry Brushing

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We are going to change it up a bit and this week's Vibe focuses on one of our favorite self-care techniques, dry brushing!

When I first start working with clients there is a Get Your Vibes starter kit that I share with them and in that kit there is a dry brush.  Most of the items in the kit they know about, but the dry brush? I always get questions about, it never fails!  I get it though, it looks more like a back scratcher or a scrub brush for a bathtub, but it's actually such a simple way to improve your body's health. 

 

Dry brushing is an ancient technique that has the ability to detox our bodies in a variety of ways.  Dry brushing will increase our circulation and because of that it helps stimulate/detox our lymphatic system.  The lymphatic system is responsible for eliminating cellular waste products.  Miles of lymphatic tubules allow waste to be collected from tissue and transported to your blood for elimination, this is known as lymphatic drainage.  What happens when our lymphatic system doesn’t drain properly?  It leads to inflammation and disease, dry brushing helps prevent that.  It helps shed excess water and toxins, it also helps improves digestion and kidney function.  Dry brushing is great for proper distribution of fat deposits and this reduces the appearance of cellulite!

So how do we dry brush?  Start at the ankles and gently stroke upwards, go all the way up the legs, giving special attention to the back of our legs, and brush the tummy, rear end, all the way to the neck and from your wrists, making sure to get the elbows and over the shoulders.  If you can get as much of your back without straining yourself.  If you have any areas where you'd like your skin to look smoother then pay extra attention to it and brush over it a few more times.  You should aim to dry brush every morning before you shower, apply gentle pressure, remember you're brushing your skin, not scrubbing floors!  It's normal for your skin to feel a warm sensation and if it leaves marks then brush the skin softer.

You can find dry brushes at any health store, at whole foods in the whole body sections and online, amazon, has some great quality brushes.  Avoid synthetic bristles, one of my favorite brands is Yerba Prima, they are not a sponsor, just a quality product.  Our skin is our largest organ and dry brushing is one of the best ways to take care of it. Use the hashtag #VOTW and show us how you're vibing out!   Enjoy this self care technique and I hope it helps you Get Your Vibes! 

Brush those good vibes!

Brush those good vibes!

Vibe of The Week: In Times of Indecision or Uncertainty, Get Still

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We’ve all been there, when we are faced with a decision and we just don’t know what to do.  Or when life is so chaotic around us it’s hard to make even the simplest of decisions.  When I encounter times like this (which I often do) one of the best solutions is to get my mind to a still place and quiet place.  I am a big believer in times of indecision that sometimes the best things to do is nothing and to retreat inward.  When we go within and quiet our minds we open ourselves to a whole other set of solutions, solutions that stem from a higher place our conscious mind.   Our conscious mind will help us make choices that are true to who we are and true to our path.

It’s so easy to get caught up in the frenzy of life and all the decisions that needs to be made daily that we make them without even thinking!  This gets us off track and it’s not a very effective way to go about things and make choices that benefit you and your goals.  Next time you find yourself in this position, if you have time, meditate for 10-20 minutes, follow your breath, limit your thoughts, feel the weight of your body and any tension, just melt away.  And if you don’t have 10-20 minutes to spare then take a moment, close your eyes, take a few mindful deep breaths, re-gather yourself and let life come to you! 

When we are mindful there is less resistance, flow is restored to our lives and we can think and feel more clearly, we have a better understanding of ourselves and our emotions.  Use the hashtag #VOTW to show us how you Get Your Vibes!

Vibe of The Week: Spell It Out

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When it comes to staying on track and completing a task, I am the type of person who must write everything down!  No matter how minor or major the task is, it gets jotted down, the same goes for all my goals and dreams that I have, everything gets written down.  Dominican University in California, did a study on the art and science behind goal setting and found that people who simply write down their goals are 42% more likely to achieve them, how incredible is that!  It has to do with how our brain is wired.  When we think about our goals, we are using the right hemisphere of our brain and when we write them down we use the left side of our brain, which impacts our logical thinking.  When you tap into both sides of your brain with one idea, it’s like tapping into a powerhouse and ideas, plans and strategy begin to unfold. 

It's also important that when we write down our goals and dreams that we are consistent, writing weekly if not daily.  We must also write from a place of having the goal or dream, not wishing or hoping but having.  This opens our subconscious and our mind begins to see the act of accomplishing, which is very powerful force to enhance our drive and ambition. 

For the #VOTW, try writing out your goals and dreams, keep a note book on hand and try to do this daily.  Watch how your drive and motivation are enhanced, this process requires action and that is brought on by the simple act of writing.

Use the hashtag #VOTW and show us how you are using this Vibe to help you stay focused and work towards your goals and dreams!

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Vibe of The Week: Not Everyone Will Understand Your Hustle.

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This past week I was in Nashville for the TBH Beyond The Game Summit.  This summit was hosted by TBH Sports which is a financial firm for professional athletes and they invited their clients to gather and learn about business and branding off the field.  It was a great event, there was a gala, celebrity basketball game, amazing panels, networking.  Much of the proceeds benefited local charities which was great to see.  It's safe to say,  I gained a lot from a few days in Nashville and had the opportunity to do some networking myself and meet some pretty accomplished and driven individuals.  

I also had the chance to observe and reflect on a few things.  Many people at the summit are well off financially and they didn’t need to be there networking, finding ways to start a business or grow their business, but they were there, trying to better themselves and step outside their comfort zone.  The were uncomfortable being comfortable and I really admire that.  These athletes are used to pushing themselves on the field and it's so great to see them doing the same off the field, they want to be better in every aspect of their life.  That’s when it hit me, you can’t expect anyone to understand your hustle, you can't expect people to understand your drive or your why, not everyone will get why you are the way you are and that is OK! 

This is when focusing on your goals and yourself is extremely important.  You can't let people, places or things distract you from your passions and goals, it's not always easy but it's necessary when it comes to accomplishing tasks, projects and goals, no matter how minor or major they are!

I'll admit that I work A LOT, I don't always have balance but I have priorities and that is good enough for me.  I can't expect my friends and often times my family to understand that I love working so much right now, I love the passion that's driving me, so for me to work on the weekends is not only ok but it's exactly what I want!  I want everyone who has a passion and ambition to own it and not feel bad to hustling and making their own lane.  You owe it to yourself to live your truth and most authentic life!  I am grateful for those around me who understand my hustle, see my vision and empower me to make the best choices for myself.  To anyone out there who is playing small to please those around them, STOP.  You have one shot, don't hold back, hustle, grind, find ways to get it done and by all means do not play small, you've got too much magic for that! 

Sending you all lots of love, blessings and good Vibes!  Don't forget to use the hashtag #VOTW to show us how your are using this Vibe to empower yourself!