Six Ideas to Play Your Way to Greater Vitality – Today


Sing. Play a song that makes you feel good and sing with it. My favorite at the moment is Right Now by Rhianna featuring David Guetta. See? You are only 3:41 seconds away from moving your energy to a great place.

Dance. Play a song that inspires you to get up and move. Can you guess which song I’m dancing to do right now? Roar by Katy Perry, because I feel feisty. Time spent? 4:29 seconds.

Buy or prepare an exciting meal. You need to eat throughout the day anyway, so why not feed your spirit and your body at the same time? Do yourself a favor and let yourself enjoy your food without thinking the fun out of it. This is your life, and these moments are what make your life what it is. Enjoy your meal.

Visit with or talk with someone who makes you feel great – Oh, yes, grab the boost of a simple hangout, or maybe you’ll want to shop, or cook, or walk your dogs; whatever it is that you and your friend like to do together.

Watch or listen to comedy – Think about how your body moves, and how you feel, when you laugh. You have so many options! A whole movie, or funny pet videos on Youtube that last for a few minutes. Again, you are only minutes away from jumping your energy up to a higher level.

Give your “should” a break. You can “should” yourself right out of enjoying any of the life you’re living. Why not give your “should” a 30 minute break? Or more, if you dare. How about a whole hour? A half of a day? This is your life, and there are plenty of negotiable moments you may have given away to should.

You deserve to have peace and vitality in your day every day. In time, you may find that you have built it into every moment of your day. You may find yourself in a life where you can’t tell the difference between work and play, because you’re enjoying yourself so much. I want that for you. But no pressure. NO pressure. I wouldn’t do that to you.

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Holistic Health Mini Tool Kit

Holistic Health ToolsHappy Monday to you, if you get to read this on Monday.  If not, happy day to you.  😀

I’d like to share some of the ways that music, staying hydrated with healthy water I feel good about drinking, laughter, healthy food I like to eat, and time with friends and family have helped me to become a happy, balanced, healthy, self-confident person.  I’d also love to hear how any, some, or all of these have helped you in your life.  Your experiences could help someone.  Wouldn’t that be nice?


Music has given me beautiful emotional releases, peace, comfort, zing, inspiration, a way to celebrate my joy, and connections with others.  I could go on and on about music, but I think I’ll stop here.

Staying hydrated with healthy water I feel good about drinking is important for me because I know the many uncomfortable symptoms of dehydration, and I’ve learned to enjoy drinking water over the years.  I phrased it as “healthy water you feel good about drinking” because there are a lot of choices when it comes to water.  I think it could be as important to feel good about the water you choose, as it is to actually drink the water.  If you’re drinking water you don’t feel good about, you could be energizing a problem.

Laughter can speak for itself, I suppose, but I have to share that there is no reliable way to count how many times I have walked away from stress and straight to anything I have access to that will make me laugh.  I recommend laughter regularly to my clients and students when they feel challenged, and no one has said that laughter didn’t help them through.

Eating healthy food I like to eat is a major point.  Maybe it should have been first?  Choking down Brussels sprouts when I don’t like them, for example, can turn me away from eating healthy foods I do like.  I make the most of eating healthy foods by experimenting and finding the ones I enjoy, and leaving the rest.  Another point to consider is that if food does not work well with my body, that’s not what I would call healthy.  I also eliminate budget breaking foods.  I want to feel good about my choices all the way through.

Time with friends and family could be as rejuvenating for me as a vacation.  Or comforting, because we know the same stories.  Or funny when I don’t have to explain my jokes because they know me well enough to get the joke the first time.  Exciting, when mutual support is helping everyone to reach new developmental milestones.  Feeling overwhelming love for my friends and family affirms to me how good we are for each other.

This list is far from exhaustive.  I hope it gets a ball rolling for you to enrich your life, or remind you of ways you have enriched your life in the past.

Please do count yourself as one of my friends.  You make me smile.

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Today’s Gentle Reminder

2013 and the holidays are in the rearview mirror now and some of us are looking for a fresh start. A healing. Others of us are rejuvenated by visits with family and friends. Or anywhere in between. A permission slip for vitamin H* can help build more inner peace no matter which category you fall in to. Today’s permission slip for vitamin H is:

Look upon the past with compassionate, gentle, understanding eyes.
Look upon today with gratitude.
Look upon tomorrow with promise.


*Vitamin H is happiness