Do this when you just wanna be “bad”….

Alex here to tell you that sometimes you’ve just gotta let your rebellious inner child run wild and do some “naughty” things that would make your ancestors turn in their graves.

Wait – why am I talking about being naughty?

We put so much pressure on ourselves to behave well, do the right thing, eat right, look good— all that pressure can become crazy making.

Eventually, we’ve got to let off steam… but usually that takes place in the form of self-sabotaging our health, when what we REALLY want to do is be “bad” in some way.

I call this “Rebellious Inner Child Syndrome.”

What’s important about “Rebellious Inner Child Syndrome”?

It’s a way of rebelling against outside authority. A way of being bad for the sake of it. Most people don’t like being told what to do so we have our own mechanisms in place to help us rebel.

Some of these mechanisms may be outdated, dysfunctional or self­-destructive so we want to stay away from those.

As health-conscious adults, we can revise our strategy for being “bad” while still getting the pleasure experience of being naughty.

Here are 10 healthy ways to be naughty….

1. Cut the “DO NOT REMOVE” tag from your mattress.

2. Have sex outside.

3. Give your kid a Mohawk without telling your spouse.

4. Draw a mustache on a poster.

5. Wear a short skirt with no panties.

6. Go through the express lane at the grocery store with more than 10 items.

7. Invent a character, dress up like him or her and talk to strangers in character.

8. Try washing something that says “dry-clean only”. (Be careful with this one)

9. Go to the movies an hour early and sneak in to watch the end of the other movies.

10. Make a prank call on your mom.

Add your own “naughty” items… The sky’s the limit… Set your rebellious inner child free!

What do I do now?

In my health coaching practice, I work with clients to spot how they are engaging in outdated, self­-destructive behavior in a failed attempt to feel more free and alive.

Together we come up with new ways to feel free, alive and even wild!

Click here now to schedule a time to talk with me today about letting your rebellious inner child run wild and free!

Playing in the snow:

To your health!

Alex

Inspirational quote for the week

express yourself

Hello everyone, this week’s inspirational quote is:

This is not the time to keep quiet, this is the time to express yourself like never before. – Ralph Smart

Express yourself in whatever way it feels right to you. Don’t wait for your life to pass and then to regret that you didn’t live the life you truly desired. Give yourself permission to truly express yourself.

If you want to find out more about yourself of who you truly are and what your purpose in life is, book a complimentary Breakthrough session with me. Find out what is stopping you from living the life you dream about and how to overcome it.

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Have a fantastic remaining week. Namaste.

Alex

5 ways to nourish yourself inside….

Alex here to share some out-of-the-box ways to think about nourishing your body, mind and spirit…

But wait, why am I even using the word “nourishment” if I’m not talking about food?

That’s a great question!

The reason I am using the word nourishment outside of its regular foodie context is because we often find ourselves so over-focused on food that we forget about all the other simple and wonderful ways to nourish ourselves.

What does it mean to nourish myself without food?

We forget that taking a walk in a forest with our dog is calming and rejuvenating.

That lying on your bed listening to your favorite song while feeling the breeze kissing your face is soothing and relaxing.

That feeling the grass tickle your feet as you watch the clouds drift by is as good as meditation!

We actually “eat” all day with our senses… we “consume” our environment through touch, feel, taste, sound and sight.

Here are 5 ways to nourish your senses, starting today…

  • Relationships: Seek out and nurture relationships with friends and lovers that make you feel good about yourself and say goodbye to the ones that drain your energy.
  • Environment: Remember that your environment affects your mood and energy. So if you are stuck in an office all day staring at a wall, it’s time to kick off your shoes and run wild through a park so you can feel sunshine on your back and breeze on your skin.
  • Connections: We spend so much of our time alone at our computers or behind high walls and yet it’s so important for our spirits to make connections with others. So join a club or an online Meetup and make new connections!
  • Sleep: There is no way around it—there is just nothing quite like sleep to rejuvenate your body and restore your entire system to better functioning.
  • Movement: Movement sparks your endorphins, which make you feel energized and excited and keeps the oxygen circulating through your system, so you can feel refreshed and alive.

What do I do now?

In my health coaching practice, I help my clients realise that there is more to life than food! I call the most important parts of our lives “THE BIG 5”—these need as much love and attention as eating!

If you are tired of feeling like your life is lacking excitement and meaning and you want to find a way to feel nourished in all areas of your life, then click here now to schedule a time to talk with me today so I can help you feel more energized and alive than ever before!

Difference is what makes life fabulous

To your health!

Alex

Law of attraction reading for the week of 11 December 2017

Welcome to my weekly law of attraction reading. I am using the deck from Esther and Jerry Hicks :

For the week of the 11 December 2017 I pulled the following card:

“My thoughts are like powerful magnets.”

“Your thoughts are powerful, attractive magnets – attracting one to another. Thoughts attract to themselves, and you attract thoughts to you by giving your attention to them. Those who speak most of prosperity have it, and those who speak most of sickness or poverty have it. It is law. It can be no other way.”

 

Inspirational quote of the week

love

Hello everyone, this week’s inspirational quote is:

Instead of searching for love, become your own attraction, you find the one you love doing what you love. – Ralph Smart

Have you ever wondered why some relationships are co-dependent and don’t work out in the end? That’s because we are trying to find someone who completes us. However, in order to have a harmonised relationship you have to be complete and whole within yourself first. Once you love and accept yourself the way you are, you are in harmony with yourself. Enjoy your life and feel content. You automatically will attract the right one into your life who is content and whole inside themselves too.

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Have a fantastic remaining week. Namaste.

Alex

Law of attraction reading for the week of 4 December 2017

Welcome to my weekly law of attraction reading. I am using the deck from Esther and Jerry Hicks :

For the week of the 4 December 2017 I pulled the following card:

“My manifesting thoughts are buffered by time.”

“Your Earth is a nice environment for fine-tuning your knowledge, for here your thoughts do not translate into instant equivalents – your thoughts are governed by a buffer of time….If you were instantly manifesting, you would be spending more time trying to fix your mistakes than you would in creating what you want.”

 

Inspirational quote for the week

frequency

Hello everyone, this week’s inspirational quote is:

Once you change your own vibrational frequency, everything aligns to the same frequency. – Ralph Smart

That’s how the law of attraction works. It is based on the energy frequency we send out to the universe. If we are on a low energy frequency, we attract everything of low vibration and vice versa. However, don’t beat yourself up if you find yourself being negative. This is normal, we can’t always be positive. We need both – positivity and negativity. Don’t stay too long in the negativity though.

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Have a fantastic remaining week. Namaste.

Alex

Law of attraction reading for the week of 27 November 2017

Welcome to my weekly law of attraction reading. I am using the deck from Esther and Jerry Hicks :

For the week of the 27 November 2017 I pulled the following card:

“As I enjoy people, I attract enjoyable people.”

“I want great relationships. I so enjoy nice, clever, funny, energetic, stimulating people; and I love knowing that this planet is abundant with them. …It seems that the more I enjoy people, the more people whom I enjoy come into my experience. I love this time of spectacular co-creation.”

Inspirational quote of the week

nature

Hello everyone, this week’s inspirational quote is:

Nature has a sense of humour, she created us after all. – Ralph Smart

nature

Do you enjoy my quote photos? Let me know what your favourite quotes are? Hop over to my photography website to purchase a keepsake product, such as fridge magnets, coasters, jigsaw puzzles or prints.

Have a fantastic remaining week. Namaste.

Alex

5 simple steps to gain clarity

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Are you feeling confused and don’t know where to start, what exactly to do with your life or cannot make up your mind which path to follow? Or are you a creative person who wants to create your art but are not sure what and how?

That sounds familiar to me. When life gets in a way and fear is creeping in, we feel blocked. The creative juices don’t seem to flow. So, what do you do to get clarity?

Great question. I have been there a few times in my life where I was confused with lots of options or sometimes no idea at all. I have good news for you, there is a fix to that problem. I am going to share with you 5 simple steps of how to gain clarity, so your creative juices are flowing, and you will be receiving the guidance of what to do with your life.

But before I start sharing how to get clarity, why is this important?

Without being explicit in our vision, goals or creative project, we tend to procrastinate and find all sorts of distractions and excuses. We are not going to prioritise our project if we don’t even know exactly what it is we do. Suddenly there is a movie on Netflix you always wanted to see, or social media or youtube is getting your full attention for hours. Distractions are everywhere, and without a clear goal, we tend to distract our minds.

What happens if we don’t change that situation? Yes, you are right, nothing but we know everything about who posted what on social media. We have not achieved anything and might even get angry with ourselves.

So, I have a solution for you. Get clarity on what it is you want to achieve or create. Set an action plan in place and follow through with small achievable tasks. Once you are in the flow, you won’t even remember to check your social media accounts or watch a show on TV.

So, great stuff, how do we get clarity now?

1 Declutter your space to create

Not sure how your space looks like, mine can sometimes be pretty full of stuff I am currently working on, read or write, to do lists, notepads, bills and the list goes on. When I need to get clear on things, the first on my mind is to declutter my space. Otherwise, all the things in my creative space distract me.

A bright space makes you feel lighter. Your creativity is a flow of energy; when lots of stuff is floating around in your room, the energy cannot flow.

Don’t believe me? Try it.

2 Get out in the sun to catch some vitamin D or watch the stars

Being outside frees you from the energy that gets trapped within buildings. Even though that energy might be positive, see it as an energy which holds everything you have done already. However, you want to create something new, so you need new energy.

Artificial light is not healthy for a long time, so I recommend to get outside and catch some sunlight and breathe in some fresh air. If you are close to nature, this is even better. You don’t want to breathe in smog from the cars.

If you can get up early to watch the sunrise is perfect. The sunrise awakens your energy as it encourages flowers to open.

Vitamine D improves your cognitive functioning which is our ability to focus and think.

When you want to watch the sunset, it helps you to sleep, just as flowers close their petals at dusk. Makes sense, right?

Did you know that when you watch the stars, the starlight awakens your creative energy? Tune into your feelings while watching the starlight. This gives you clarity, insights and ideas about channelling your emotions into creative projects or gives you ideas about your life purpose.

Watching the stars is a form of self-hypnosis, similar to looking into a candle flame. Don’t bring your phone and just allow yourself to be.

Did you know that creatives get their best ideas between 2-6am while you sleep? It is handy to have a journal and a pen ready next to your bed in case your dream is telling you your new idea.

3 Connect with Nature

You don’t need to be outside during the night; you can also go for a walk in nature to get some clarity.  Modern research corroborates the link between natural surroundings and creativity. One study found that “interacting with nature has real, measurable benefits to creative problem-solving” and increases performance by 50%.

Being outside in nature and breathing fresh air helps you to release built-up stress and you are able to process your feelings while walking. You may find a particular place or object inspiring you. Try to change the way you usually walk, that way you may encounter something new you haven’t seen before. Feel free to hug trees, go for a walk on the beach or go for a swim and literally connect with nature.

When you are outdoors you will get clarity; there is an aha moment, a sense of epiphany. Allow yourself to be honest with yourself and your feelings. Don’t get stressed if you still cannot seem to find clarity. Be gentle with yourself and try the following day again and remember to just enjoy the moment. Make it a habit to be outdoors every day. It is excellent for your health and mental state but also helps you gain clarity about your creative project and life in general.

Remember not to force anything. Forcing comes from a fear of lack of ideas, lack of success and abundance, while creativity comes from trusting the flow.

 4 Meditation

Calm your mind, let go of all the mental clutter and tune into yourself. Practice mediations on a regular basis and connect with your body, mind and soul.

Oh, I can hear you saying, but I don’t have time. Remember, it only takes 10 min a day to experience a profound effect on your body and mind. If you still think you don’t have time, think again. Where do you do things which are not useful?

I recommend a chakra activation meditation. The sacral chakra is merely responsible for your creative flow and might be blocked. However, bear in mind that all of the chakras need to be activated and in flow to receive your inner guidance.

5 Stay away from negativity

Important is to stay away from negativity. This might be in the form of people you hang out or work with. You might be prone to taking on their energy which will block your creativity and inner voice. Ensure you are surrounded by positive people who inspire you rather than draining your energy.

When you follow these simple steps and get into the habit to do it on a regular basis, you will notice how creative and clear you will feel. Trust your inner voice and express your true inner feelings. Create to express and not to impress.

What if I tried all this but didn’t seem to work?

We mostly know what to do but find it hard to follow through. You probably tried it all, but maybe you were not consistent or stopped doing so because you don’t have the time? What if I tell you that you do have time and that time is used an easy excuse to shield ourselves from taking responsibilities in our life.

Do you feel you need an accountability partner, the right support and the proper steps to help you follow through? Do you want to discover what is stopping you from turning your passion into a career and learn how to overcome these, so you can transform your life? Then I invite you to book a complimentary breakthrough session with me here. In that breakthrough session you will walk away with some aha moments and know if you and I are a good match to work together.

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