Big News! Effective as of July 1, 2019, I’m so happy to announce that I’ve changed my business name from Crystal Clear Coaching to Ammolite Wellness Coaching!
I hope you like the new name, Ammolite Wellness Coaching and logo I’ve created as much as I do! I particularly like how there are two m’s, two l’s and two s’s in the name!
The Symbol Works on 3 Levels:
In my mind, the symbol I drew for my Ammolite Wellness Coaching logo, works on three levels.
First, the colourful spiral represents the appearance of the rainbow-coloured Ammolite gemstone. Notice the rainbow pattern in the lines – it was a stroke of luck how I figured out how to do that in PhotoShop! – more on the significance of Ammolites here…
Second, the three-dimensional spiral path that travels and curves around a never-ending central point is both part of the structure of the Ammolite itself and is reminiscent of a labyrinth – more on the significance of spirals and labyrinths here…
Third, the circular shape in my Ammolite Wellness Coaching logo also looks like a brain which is a nod to mindfulness and to the modality and process of wellness coaching, as I see it! — more on the significance of wellness coaching here…
Pretty clever right?
Ammolite Wellness Coaching represents a fresh start for me and I’m looking forward to expanding my reach in the world with this new business name!
But rest assured, I’m keeping all of the good things from before, including the domain name www.MariaKoropecky.com (for now), Crystal Mapping, Colourful Self-Care, and high quality, Wellness Coaching sessions!
And even though I have a new business name, Ammolite Wellness Coaching, I’m still going to continue helping women and the men in our lives to feel stronger, wiser, more vibrant, and more empowered than ever before!
If you’d like to talk with me more about my Wellness Coaching services, especially if you’re interested in focusing on Intermittent Fasting and Wellness Walking to start, book an appointment for a Crystal Mapping Session today!
And let me know what you think of the new name, Ammolite Wellness Coaching and logo! I’d love to hear your thoughts!
I often take wellness walks to my favourite pond in my neighbourhood just to practice my listening skills. I enjoy listening to the birds tweeting, the ducks swimming and landing in the water, the leaves on the trees rustling in the wind… it’s quite a symphony!
As a wellness coach, it’s my honour to listen to my clients as they share from their hearts and I appreciate the trust that is given to me.
So, in the spirit of listening, here are 17 quotes that highlight the value of listening, to inspire you to listen more closely to others, including yourself.
17 Quotes on Listening
#1 Put listening first in all of your relationships
“The first duty of love is to listen,”
~ Paul Tillich
#2 Being a good listener is attractive
“Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand,”
~ Karl A. Menniger
# 3 Listening is comforting
“Listening is a hug you give with your mind,”
~ Barbara Nixon
#4 Listening is about asking good questions
“If you spend time asking appropriate questions rather that giving answers or opinions, your listening skills will increase,”
~ Brian Koslow
#5 Listening is not multi-tasking
“You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time,”
~ M. Scott Peck
#6 Listening is showing respect
One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another had to say,”
~ Bryant H. McGill
#7 Listening is educational
“Listen and hear not only what you thought you wanted to hear. Listen and hear what you have to learn,”
~ Ralph S. Marston, Jr.
#8 Listening is friendly
“Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer,”
~ Ed Cunningham
#9 Listening is receiving
“Listening is a form of accepting,”
~ Stella Terill Mann
#10 Listening is persuasive & influential
“One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears – by listening to them,”
~ Dean Rusk
#11 Listening is showing the people in your life that they are loved
“Being listened to is so close to being loved that most people cannot tell the difference,”
~ David Oxberg
#12 Listening helps you get past someone’s ego and see the essence of who they really are
“To listen fully means to pay close attention to what is being said beneath the words. You listen not only to the ‘music,’ but to the essence of the person speaking. You listen not only for what someone knows, but for what he or she is,”
~ Peter Senge
#13 We have two ears and one mouth for a reason
“We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less,”
#14 Remember to also listen to what is not being said
“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said,”
~ Peter Drucker
#15 Listening can be a game changer
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around,”
~ Leo Buscaglia
#16 Listening is about being curious
“I love going to coffee shops and just sitting and listening,”
~ Julia Roberts
How about you? Do you have any favourite quotes about listening? If so, please share them with us in the comments.
On a final note, the art of listening is truly underrated. When you’re blessed enough to find a person who will listen intently to what you have to say, keep them around.
But if you don’t have anyone in your life that you can trust, please contact me, Maria. As Martin and Frasier Crane sing on the Frasier TV show…
Wellness Coaching Services Available with Maria by Appointment
Free Crystal Mapping Sessions
Would you like to have some spiritual guidance on this topic? Consider signing up for a Free Crystal Mapping Session with Spa Therapist and Wellness Coach, Maria Koropecky. Email Maria to book your free Crystal Mapping Session today!
Calling all Wellness Professionals in Victoria, BC!
I have an idea for a Wellness Meetup-type Group that I’d like to launch here in Victoria by the start of summer, 2019.
Essentially, as a Wellness Coach, I’d like to collaborate with other wellness professionals in the area like:
Chair Massage Practitioners
Health & Safety Officers
Wellness Store Staff Members
Workplace Wellness Coordinators
Yoga Instructors, etc…
And create a monthly event that will allow us to showcase our wellness products and services to health & wellness enthusiasts here in the Greater Victoria area.
The yet-to-be-launched Meetup-type group will center around the importance of practicing daily Self-Care.
So if helping people practice self-care is part of your family-friendly business, join us!
Member participation involves attending a Wednesday night planning meeting and renting a booth at the Self-Care & Wellness Fair on Sundays, once a month.
You’ll also have opportunities to speak and give presentations to further extend your reach.
And of course you’ll get to know and have a chance to collaborate with other like-minded Wellness Professionals in a positive environment.
This is a big idea and I’m going to need some help getting it rolling!
So, if you’re a Wellness Professional based on Vancouver Island near Victoria, who’d like to:
• volunteer on this Wellness Meetup Leadership Team, • get in on the ground floor of this opportunity, • be the go-to practitioner in your field, and • organically build your clientele here in Victoria,
please express your interest to me, Maria, by email.
In your email, let me know your area of expertise, why you like this idea, and anything you can contribute to Meetup group (like a venue for example) and we’ll arrange a time to meet.
Also, if you know someone who’d be so up for this, kindly share this blog post with them!
If by chance you’re only interested in joining the group once it’s up and running and not joining the leadership team, and would like to be notified of our next meeting, that’s OK, just send me your contact details and I’ll keep you posted.
I’m looking forward to hearing from you.
I believe this Wellness Professionals Group has tremendous potential!
Let’s make Victoria, BC the wellness and self-care capital of Canada!
Are you interested in healing a health concern in your life? Would you like to work with a Wellness Coach? If yes, you may also be wondering, “How on earth am I going to find a qualified wellness coach” and “where do I start?”
First, to find a qualified Wellness Coach, do an online search using the keywords “wellness coach” and “your city.” You might also like to add the words, “best” and “near me.”
Also, ask your friends and co-workers for a referral — maybe they know of someone who does a good job.
With today’s technology, you don’t necessarily have to live in the same city or area as your Wellness Coach, but scheduling appointments is much easier when you live in the same time zone.
Another good idea is to keep an eye out for upcoming live wellness-related workshops, talks, and events in your area. Hearing a Wellness Coach speak is a great way to preview their professional style and area of focus and it’s a wonderful chance to meet likeminded people, too!
Come up with a list of at least three names, (my brother told my mother to find three bids on her home renovations and I think that’s good advice when you’re thinking about hiring any professional services).
Once you have your list, take the time to review their websites and then call them to see if you can set up a consultation appointment to meet them — either through online video, by phone, or in person — to see what they’re all about.
As you’re meeting with a prospective Wellness Coach, look to see if they have the following qualities:
Interpersonal skills: Do they make you feel comfortable? Do they establish a good connection with you? Do you like them enough to spend time with them?
Communication skills: Are they explaining their work in a way that makes sense? Are they actively listening to what you have to say?
Professional: Are they presenting themselves in a professional manner? Do they take pride in their appearance?
Caring Personality: Do they have a friendly, calm, patient, and caring nature?
Practice Self-Care: Are they walking their talk, practicing what they preach, and taking good care of themselves?
Empathetic and Compassionate: Can you tell if they have an understanding of what it’s like to be in your shoes?
Knowledgeable: Are they knowledgeable in their field of practice?
Self Confidence: Do they know their own value and the value of their coaching services? Are they assertive enough? Are they good at solving problems and making decisions?
Physical Stamina: Do they have the energy and stamina needed to keep up with the demands of their profession?
Flexibility: Are they willing to be flexible to accommodate your needs?
Trustworthy: Do they come across as honest, trustworthy, respectful, and reliable?
Like their work: Do they enjoy what they do for a living and do they genuinely smile often?
Hopefully, you’ll have a check mark next to all of the above. Feel free to add you’re your own preferences to this list as well. You’ll also want to keep your eye out for any of the following red flags:
Distracted by drama: Are they focusing on you, the client, or are they busy with something else?
Closed Communication: Is it hard to reach them by phone or email? Are they dismissive or rude?
Burnout: Are they showing signs of fatigue, depression, stress, and burn out?
Frazzled: Are they unkempt? Are they organized? Are they running late?
Arrogance & Snobbiness: Is their nose in the air? Is their ego in the way?
Judginess: Do they make you feel bad about yourself by judging your appearance, age, state of health, lifestyle choices, marital status, etc?
Exorbitant Fees or Bargain Pricing: Are their coaching fees in line with other life coaches and wellness coaches or are they way too low or way too high for the market?
Gut Instinct: Do you have a bad feeling when you’re talking to them?
If the consultation goes well, go ahead and book your coaching sessions. But if any of these red flags show up, then go with the person you feel will help you the most.
Taking the time to arrange a consultation appointment and meeting a prospective wellness coach on the phone or in person is a great way to see if you click before you make any long-term commitments.
Working with a talented Wellness Coach is definitely worth the investment and I hope you find a great Wellness Coach who ticks all of the boxes!
And, if you’d like to meet me, Maria, for a complimentary consultation appointment to see if you’d like to work with me as a Wellness Coach, I’m currently offering Free Crystal Mapping Sessions. If you’re interested, please call or email me. I’d be happy to meet you online or in person (if you live in Victoria, BC) at your convenience.
Coaching helps you prepare your future on your terms, ~ Maria Koropecky
Coaching isn’t just for athletes anymore
More and more people are hiring coaches like Life Coaches, Executive Coaches, Business Coaches, Career Coaches, Book Writing Coaches, Voice Coaches, Relationship Coaches, Dating Coaches, Spiritual Coaches, Health & Wellness Coaches, and the list goes on and on, to help them improve some aspect of their life.
But does coaching really work?
Yes, I believe coaching works.
Thanks to a study from the International Coach Federation, (ICF), conducted in 2015, there are plenty of statistics that prove the effectiveness of coaching.
4 Results from Coaching
80% of clients improved their self-confidence
73% of clients improved their relationships
72% of clients improved their communication skills
67% of clients improved their work-life balance.
5 Benefits from Coaching
Increased confidence and self-esteem
Improved communication skills
Better personal relationships
Stronger interpersonal skills
Enhanced work performance.
Also according to this survey:
99% of clients who hire a coach are satisfied and
96% of clients would hire a coach again.
This particular study shows that people are indeed benefitting from working with a coach.
Would you like to see for yourself what it’s like to work with a coach? Consider signing up for a Free Crystal Mapping Session with Wellness Coach, Maria Koropecky. Email Maria to book your free Crystal Mapping Session today.
Whether you’ve been working with a wellness coach for several months or if you’re about to have your first ever coaching session, sometimes it’s challenging to find a topic to talk about.
Working with a wellness coach can certainly be a life changing investment! In order to get the most value during your time with your wellness coach, it’s important to show up prepared and ready to go, and part of that includes having a topic to talk about.
If you’re having trouble answering the question, “What do you want to talk about today?” take a moment to ask yourself some questions before your coaching call to get your mind in gear. Here are some suggestions:
Is there a recent positive experience you’d like to share — maybe something to celebrate?
Is there a recent negative experience that you’d like to reframe?
Did you take the action steps that you talked about during your previous coaching session?
Have any questions come up for you during the past week that you’d like to ask?
Have you had any insights and aha moments?
Hopefully, these five questions will be enough to inspire an animated and productive coaching conversation with your wellness coach, but if not, and you’re still asking yourself, “What am I going to talk about in my next wellness coaching session?”I’ve come up with a list of topics for you to choose from.
Here are some wellness coaching topic ideas:
Rest & Relaxation
“I’d like to sleep better.”
“I’m having trouble coping with stress and I’d like to find better ways to manage stress and relax.”
“I’d like to explore some ways to manage my anxiety.”
“I’d like to add meditation to my morning routine.”
“I’d like to figure out ways to better manage my pain and/or chronic illness.”
“I’d like to go on a vacation soon and I’d like to plan something really special.”
Healthier Lifestyle Choices
“I’d like to make significant changes in my life starting with my health.”
“I’d like to take a break from my digital devices.”
“I’d like to quit smoking cigarettes.”
“I’d like to quit drinking alcohol.”
“I’d like to clear some clutter in my house.”
“I’m feeling stuck in life and I don’t know what to do next.”
“I’d like to heal my broken heart.”
“I’d like to have a better relationship with my partner and family.”
“I’ve just moved to Victoria (or another new city) and I’d like to meet some new people and make some new friends.
“I have a big event coming up (like a milestone birthday, class reunion, wedding, etc.,) and I’d like to look and feel my best.”
“I’d like to balance my hormones and manage my PMS, Peri-menopausal or Menopausal symptoms.”
“I’d like to have clear skin on my face and body.”
“I’d like to have a healthy baby.”
“I’ve seen other people suffer in their senior years and I don’t want to be in the same boat. It’s up to me to take charge of my health now so that I can enjoy my life to the fullest and age gracefully.”
Fitness & Nutrition
“I need to make better choices in regards to what I eat.”
“I’d like to add exercise to my daily or weekly schedule.”
“I’d like to lose weight at a healthy pace.”
“I’m planning to run in a 5K charity event or marathon.”
“I’m recovering from a car accident or sports injury and would like to feel better.”
“I’d like to get along better with my co-workers.
“I travel a lot for work and I’d like to maintain a healthy lifestyle even while I’m on the road.”
“I’m giving a presentation at work and would like it to go smoothly.”
“I’m thinking about changing careers or going back to school.”
“I’m thinking about becoming a wellness coach myself.”
“I’d like to start a workplace wellness program at the office.”
Do any of these ideas jump out at you? With coaching, whatever you talk about is up to you, the client.
As a wellness coach and spa therapist, I help my clients relax and have piece of mind and all of these topic ideas relate to managing stress in some way.
If any of these wellness coaching topics resonate with you, I encourage you to explore them in your upcoming coaching conversations and see where they take you. They just might hold some missing pieces to the puzzle you’re working on.
Would you like to have some spiritual guidance on this topic? Consider signing up for a Free Crystal Mapping Session with Spa Therapist and Spiritual Wellness Coach, Maria Koropecky. Email Maria to book your free Crystal Mapping Session today.
“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge, for knowledge is limited, whereas imagination encircles the world,” ~ Albert Einstein (1929)
Thank you, Albert Einstein for saying, “Imagination is more important the knowledge” because if you can imagine it, it means you’re more than halfway there!
In all of my wellness coaching conversations, I always ask my clients, “What would you like to be, do, have, or give?” or “What would you like to create?” It’s a question that looks to the future (rather than the past) and allows my coaching clients to imagine a future that will light them up.
Answers can be as varied as, “I’d like to write a New York Times bestseller,” or “I want to travel and live in another country for awhile,” or “I’d like to marry the love of my life,” or “I’d like to open a wellness centre,” or “I’d like to live in my oceanfront dream home,” or even, “I’d like to win the lottery!”
We live in a miraculous universe that is filled with infinite possibilities and we can literally create whatever we want in the grand scheme of things! Once we’re able to voice our imagined future in a clear sentence, it means we’ve already tapped into, and have become aware of, the existence of a possibility. Now it’s an option that we can choose, if we want! This is exciting!
I know saying we have access to infinite possibilities at any given moment sounds fishy and far-fetched but it’s true! It all starts with a gift we all have — our imagination!
Imagination is the key to creativity and in order for something to be created, it has to start off as a thought or idea in someone’s imagination first!
With that said, I had a chance to play with this idea a little bit over this past weekend by going on a tour of a million-dollar, ocean view dream home in Sidney by the Sea, BC. Talk about imagination!
This 4,551 sq/ft, oceanfront, west coast contemporary design home with five bedrooms and five bathrooms is located at 1686 Lands End Road in Sidney, BC, just North of Victoria, on the edge of Vancouver Island.
Just imagine yourself sitting outside in your backyard with the love of your life, gazing at the ocean and the starry night sky, contemplating the mysteries of the Universe!
The Sidney Millionaire Lottery Grand Prize Package also includes:
over $75,000 in a furniture credit,
a 2019 Jaguar F-Type convertible, and
The Sidney package is worth over $3 million CAD!
Millionaire Lottery Tickets are on sale now! 2 for $100, 5 for $175, 10 or $250 and 25 for $500.
Now that you’re aware of the Sidney Millionaire Lottery Grand Prize Package and you’re thinking, “that would be nice,” the next step is engaging your imagination again, but this time it’s about rehearsing the experience of having what you want in your mind’s eye.
Some people call this process “mental rehearsal” or “visualization” or “remembering your future.”
As powerful as picturing something over and over again in your mind is, for some people, trying to visualize yourself in some future situation can be frustrating. You may be thinking, how am I supposed to know how something will feel before I’ve ever experienced it? If that’s the case, I invite you to:
Find pictures and photos and quotes and websites of what you want to create and study those daily.
You can also write down your dreams as a way of bringing them to life.
You can also sign up for wellness coaching with me, Maria!
Another thing you can do is “Act As If.” While I’m not a fan of the advice, “Fake it till you make it” because it just seems so manipulative and inauthentic, Acting As If will help you practice and rehearse your imagined future as a way of preparing yourself for the big day when it does show up in your life!
Actors practice their lines and rehearse their performances before the big show goes live!
And rehearsing isn’t just for actors.
We can apply this principle as we reach for our dreams as well. Think about test driving a car before buying it — you step into the car, sit in the seat, put on your seat belt, adjust your mirrors, turn the key, and you’re off to the races! It’s a great way to see whether or not you like driving this particular car or not.
When you’re able to enter into the environment of who you’d like to become (whether it’s wearing certain clothes, or going to certain places, or going window shopping, or learning something new in school for a future career), it trains your brain to see the new life you want to create as safe and familiar!
Acting As If is a way of experiencing something in real time, in your own body, rather than solely in your head (which is still really powerful), so you can recall the details of how it looked, sounded, smelled, tasted, and felt with your own senses, from your own perspective, later, whenever you want.
Acting As If is another way of saying, “Living into your dream” and it adds fuel to your creations!
So that’s where this Sidney Millionaire Lottery Grand Prize home tour comes in! When I stepped into the home, I felt like I belonged there, like I was getting a preview of my future!
Winning the lottery is definitely within the realm of possibilities!
If you want to view the Sidney home for yourself before your buy your tickets, tours will be offered soon, so come for a visit!
Tours and ticket sales starting November 10, 2018
on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4pm.
As you can see, imagining your future is easier than you think!
This Sidney home is one of eight grand prize options in the Millionaire Lottery 2018/2019.
The grand prize winner of the Millionaire Lottery doesn’t necessarily have to accept the Sidney home grande prize — they can choose one of seven luxury homes located in:
White Rock/Sooke (two-condo package),
The winner also has the option of choosing $2.7 million in tax-free cash instead of taking one of the prize homes.
Of all of the stellar choices, the Sidney home is the grand prize I’m going to pick when I win this year’s Millionaire Lottery because I’m planning to turn the property into a wellness retreat centre!
I envision a calming spa, a wellness gift store, guided wellness walks on the beach, hosting over night guests, meeting with my wellness coaching clients, and I can see myself giving self-care workshops in the suite or living room — it’s going to be amazing and I can’t wait for you to visit me there!
That’s my imagined future! What’s yours?
Millionaire Lottery Tickets are on sale now! 2 for $100, 5 for $175, 10 or $250 and 25 for $500.
Grand Prize and Final Draws:
Final Sales Cutoff Deadline: Midnight, Friday, January 11, 2019
Grand Prize Draw Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019
The lottery also includes extra games:
the 50/50 PLUS lottery with a maximum prize payout up to $1,140,000 (depending on the number of tickets sold), and
the Daily Cash PLUS game returns with 105 days of winning, with a value of all prizes being $300,000.
The Millionaire Lottery supports VGH and UBC Hospital Foundations and money raised from lottery ticket sales goes to:
Funding innovative research,
Advancing specialized adult health care, and
Purchasing critical medical equipment at Vancouver General Hospital, UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre, Vancouver Community Health Services, and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.
Would you like to have some spiritual guidance on this topic? Consider signing up for a Free Crystal Mapping Session with Spa Therapist and Spiritual Wellness Coach, Maria Koropecky. Email Maria and book your free Crystal Mapping Session today.
I’m going to start off by saying Thank You and Happy Thanksgiving!
I hope you’re enjoying this time with your family and friends and you’re tasting all of your favourite treats like turkey and mashed potatoes and gravy and pumpkin pie and all of the fixins’ that come with this special holiday.
I’m sharing this day with family-friends and I’m counting my blessings. I have so much to be grateful for in my life! It’s always nice when people invite me over and serve delicious food made with love.
Most of us (especially polite Canadians! 🙂 ) are taught to say “thank you” after we receive something and that’s great. It’s an acknowledgement of an energy exchange.
Usually, the order is:
Someone gives something to you or does something nice for you; and
You receive it; and
You say, “Thanks!”
But today I want to turn that order on it’s head and suggest saying “thank you” first!
When we say thank you and are grateful for what we have, it means our needs are being met and therefore, there’s no need to fill anymore. Everything is taken care of and it’s a wonderful position to be in.
Sometimes, though, the things we most need and want seem to be missing. So, the question is: How do we create what we want to have and bring the good things in?
The answer is gratitude! Gratitude is the secret sauce when it comes to having what we want in life!
I’ve been studying the work of Dr. Joe Dispenza and he says, “Gratitude is the ultimate state of receivorship.”
The idea is, be grateful first, as if you already have what you’re asking for, and then you’ll receive it.
I know at first glance that what I’m talking about seems to put the cart in front of the horse and it may even sound like a downright lie. But I promise, once you get the balance right, it’s quite elegant!
There’s a sweet spot on the gratitude spectrum that will make asking for what you want and receiving all kinds of gifts and blessings way easier.
On the one end of the spectrum, when you’re asking someone for something (like your parents, spouse, boss, or the Universe) you may be crossing your fingers and hoping and praying and saying, “please, please, please!”
Unfortunately, pleading is not a sustainable or optimal method of manifestation. Sure it works sometimes because people may feel sorry for you, but pulling at people’s strings comes across as really desperate and needy and weak and will more than likely turn people off. It’s also quite manipulative.
As Dr. Joe said in one of his interviews, “hope is a beggar.”
And then on the other end of the spectrum, declaring what you want in no uncertain terms is also a misguided approach. It’s a “Give this to me or else!” expectation. It brings to mind robbing someone at gunpoint and making a demand and scaring the daylights out of people in the process.
Using force comes from a place of fear and hostility and never ends well. And ultimately, being overly demanding never includes gratitude.
Gratitude is the sweet spot
As it turns out, gratitude is the sweet spot between begging and demanding! Gratitude is the secret sauce when it comes to allowing and receiving the good things in life!
Do you know why? Because gratitude is a giving energy! It’s generous and it creates a space for things to happen.
Gratitude is giving thanks that we already have what we’re asking for. Gratitude is coming from a place of faith and trust that what we want and need are already in our magnetic field and are on their way to us and it’s just a matter of time before they show up in physical form.
I know that when I finally receive something I’ve needed, I feel a sense of relief on top of the gratitude. When I feel relief and gratitude, I can relax and know that things are going to work out and I’m OK. Isn’t that way better than worrying and doubting and feeling fear?
Try this next time:
Say thank you and be grateful for what you want to have, do, be, or give;
In your imagination, see yourself having what you want and feel what it would be like to have what you want; and
Receive and have and enjoy what you want!
So the next time you’d like to create something in your life, say over and over again, “I’m so happy and grateful and relieved now that I have….” (especially before you start seeing any evidence that what you’re doing is working) and really feel deep in your heart what it would be like to have what it is you’re asking for and really honestly, sincerely, and authentically, feel grateful in the present moment for everyone and everything that you can think of, including what you want to create.
It’s an amazing feeling!
As you can see, there’s no need to beg, borrow, or steal in our abundant Universe. There’s more than enough for everybody and it all starts with gratitude!
Spiritual Guidance Available
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by Guest Blogger, Paul Joseph from Health and Fitness Travel
and Maria Koropecky, Wellness Coach
Now a trillion-dollar industry, wellness has become a buzzword and a lifestyle of choice for many. Each day, as countless people are becoming more proactive about their health and wellness, new companies are sprouting up to serve them. With all of the choices out there, sometimes it’s hard to know what to do next to keep things fresh.
That’s why I’ve teamed up with Health and Fitness Travel to write this piece. As avid promotors of healthy living, Health and Fitness Travel, the wellness holiday specialists, explore the famous faces responsible for inspiring us to shift our attitudes towards wellness, self-care, and healthy living. From actors, to musicians, to athletes, here are 7 celebrity self-care quotes to inspire and encourage you on your healing journey.
1) Self-Care Tips From A Friend: Jennifer Aniston
With her sparkling blue eyes and phenomenal figure, you can just tell Jennifer Aniston takes good care of herself. As a long-term yogi and an open advocate for organic nutrition, Jen promotes a wholesome diet, getting your beauty sleep, and applying nourishing skin care products daily to encourage a healthy mind, body, and soul.
“Sunday is my spa day. I usually do a little mini facial time where I just give myself a good scrub, use a mask, and then the new Aveeno hydrating facial. I leave it on overnight and when I wake up, I have that dewy, glowing, twinkling skin,” ~ Jennifer Aniston
2) Music For Mental Health: Zayn Malik
A long-time sufferer of anxiety, Zayn Malik, the ex-One Direction singer, has shined a light on the topic of mental health, especially for men. After pulling out of the 2016 Capital Summertime Ball because of his struggles, this defining move opened up the conversation and lead him to the recent #ITSOKAYTOTALK campaign that has raised an alarm to the growing male mental health crisis. With the single biggest killer of men under 45 being suicide, many celebrities including Ricky Gervais, Matthew Lewis, and Harley Bonner are taking part in the campaign to give men the confidence to talk about their mental wellness. Regardless of whether you’re a man or woman, or older or younger than 45, if you’re going through a mental health crisis, please reach out to someone and get help right now. #ITSOKAYTOTALK
“This is for girls who have the tendency to stay up at night listening to music that reminds them of their current situation. Who hide their fears, hurt, pain and tears under the smiles, laughs and giggles on a daily basis. The girls who wear their heart on their sleeve. The girls who pray that things will work out just once and they’ll be satisfied. The girls who scream and cry to their pillows because everyone else fails to listen. The girls who have so many secrets but wont tell a soul. The girls who have mistakes and regrets as a daily moral. The girls that never win. The girls that stay up all night thinking about that one boy and hoping that he’ll notice her one day. The girls who take life as it comes, to the girls who are hoping that it’ll get better somewhere down the road. For the girls who love with all their heart although it always gets broken. To girls who think it’s over. To real girls, to all girls: You’re beautiful,” ~ Zayn Malik
3) Age Is Just A Number: Cameron Diaz
One of Charlie’s Angels is now a vocal advocate for the natural process of aging, stating that beauty is not just about your face… it’s about how you take care of your whole body. Her principles, accompanied by a healthy dose of science, are printed in ‘The Body Book” and “The Longevity Book.” Together, these are revolutionary wellness bibles on how to look and feel well. Her wholesome, holistic, and all-loving approach to aging is truly refreshing, especially these days where women are constantly pressured to keep themselves looking young.
“It is the responsibility of every human, not just dancers, sports stars, kids, and Olympians—to move. To embrace movement. To become movement. To live movement. Because moving can turn a regular Monday into an extraordinary start to your week. It can turn Tuesday into a quest, Wednesday into an adventure, Thursday into a triumph, Friday into a feat. No matter how you spend your days, claiming your right to MOVE is like claiming your FREEDOM,” ~ Cameron Díaz
4) Feeling Fabulous: Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson is incredibly passionate about inspiring others to lead happy and healthy lifestyles. In 2013, she started her own line of athletic wear called, ‘Fabletics’ and it has truly taken off! With her stunning and inspiring Instagram posts of her cardio and Pilates routines, it’s no surprise that Kate has inspired both men and women to ramp-up their fitness while having fun and looking fabulous, too. She’s also been known to emphasize the importance of good skin care, stating that she loves a facial massage and toner to keep her skin looking fresh and rejuvenated.
“The irony is that when we take care of ourselves first, we are in a much stronger place to take care of those we love,” ~ Kate Hudson
5) Meditation For Peace Of Mind: Russell Brand
With Russell Brands’ loud personality and flamboyant wardrobe, it’s hard to imagine him in a moment of serious quietness. After years of struggling with addictions, he realized that to recover, he needed to dig deeper within and confront the side of himself that he’d been trying so hard to cover up. With the help of meditation, the well-known comedian, actor, and activist was able to find peace. A true inspiration within this wellness revolution, he’s also the author of “Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions” and is now helping others by sharing his story and promoting the David Lynch Foundation, which provides transcendental meditation classes to people in at-risk communities.
“You need only allow gentle hope to enter your heart. Exhale and allow hope, and give yourself some time. This is a process of change that requires a good deal of self-compassion, which is neither stagnant nor permissive. We can just start by being a little kinder to ourselves and open to the possibility that life doesn’t have to be bloody awful.” ~ Russell Brand
6) Serving Up The Sun Protection: Maria Sharapova
Playing tennis all day and living in the “Sunshine State” certainly have their perks, but like Maria Sharapova will tell you, you have to remember to take care of your skin health while you’re out there, too. Following sound advice from her mother, the international tennis champion grew up with a great awareness about the effects of the sun on our skin. Inspired by shocking skin cancer statistics, Maria co-founded the sun-cream brand Supergoop to encourage others that no matter how old or young you are, or where you live on our planet, the time to start wearing sun cream is now!
“I still love things that you don’t even need to pay for. Going to the beach and being around five of your friends and having a good time means so much more than going out and spending hundreds of dollars,” ~ Maria Sharapova
7) Queen Of The Green: Beyoncé
After confirmation that Beyoncé would be headlining the much-anticipated Coachella Festival this year, the ‘Single Ladies’ star went vegan. She followed a 22-Day Nutrition meal planner, a program which she co-founded with her husband, Jay Z, and celebrity trainer Marco Borges. The aim of the program was to challenge both themselves and the public to move towards a plant-based lifestyle to benefit not only personal health, but also the health of our planet. She’s a Green Leader through and through! With environmental awareness growing and the love for animals spreading, veganism has been hailed as the single biggest way to reduce our environmental impact on Earth.
“We have to care about our bodies and what we put in them. Women have to take the time to focus on our mental health — take time for self, for the spiritual, without feeling guilty or selfish. The world will see you the way you see you, and treat you the way you treat yourself,” ~ Beyoncé
So, that’s it for now. If you’d like to refresh your wellness and self-care practices with some new ideas, we hope these 7 celebrities have inspired you! Whether you’d like to fuel your body with more nutritious food, or change up your skin care routine, or become a Green Leader in your community, or lengthen your meditations, or spice up your wardrobe, or try a new sport, the important thing is to just go for it starting today!
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Having a successful workplace wellness program, corporate wellness program, or employee wellness program in your organization will help:
reduce workplace accidents
reduce stress levels
reduce long-term stress leave requests
reduce chronic disease that is driven by unhealthy lifestyle choices and stress
increase employee retention and
Healthy employees are easier to get along with and are more productive than unhealthy ones, so it stands to reason to implement a workplace wellness program and create a corporate culture that encourages health and wellness.
But what does it take for a workplace wellness program to go from ho hum to a humdinger?
If incentive gifts are part of your Workplace Wellness Program, you’re in good company. Many employers offer all kinds of perks that range from $0 to over $1000 – with $521 being the average per person – to motivate their employees and clients to stay the course and meet their health and fitness goals.
As a Wellness Coach and the owner of CruisingIntoWellness.com, I believe that providing incentives to your wellness program participants can really boost engagement.
People love free stuff – I’ve seen co-workers sell 19 copies of a cookbook just to get theirs free!
There are all kinds of ways employers and coordinators can add colourful sparkle to workplace wellness programs including having healthy snacks in the vending machines, offering group coaching, and using the latest fitness apps. Today, I’m just going to recommend giving merchandise.
At CruisingIntoWellness.com, I’m not talking about the all-too-familiar water bottles, pens, t-shirts, keychains, coffee mugs, or mouse pads. Instead, I’ve curated an assortment of fun, unique, and healthy products that I think your co-workers, employees, and customers would really use and enjoy, with the bonus of helping them stay on track with their wellness goals.
Here’s how incentive gifts work:
When your employees sign up to participate in your wellness program, give them a swag bag full of treats and goodies to help them start off on the right foot.
When your employees show they’re making progress towards their wellness goals, CELEBRATE and offer them their choice of an incentive gift within a low to medium budget range. Repeat often.
When/if your employees start showing signs of wavering and there’s a lull in enthusiasm, draw for prizes to boost their spirits again.
And when your employees reach their big milestones, CELEBRATE and offer them their choice of an incentive gift that they’ve been working towards all along, (keep a list of their preferences on file) within a medium to high budget range.
Here are 19 Popular Incentive Gifts For Your Wellness Program Participants from our Incentives Collection @ CruisingIntoWellness.