💫Just for today observe your breath. Your breath can tell a story of each moment. Watching your breath can offer you insight into the rise and fall, construction and expansion of life. 💫The wonder of how this experience *just breathing* allows your body to be alive, gives you life- a babies first breath outside of the womb, a rapid breath when we are panicked or in danger or the smooth, easy breaths during relaxation. 💫Breath is so fascinating. Just for today observe your breath. 💫
Jimmy surprised us this snowy morning and made AIP banana bread muffins. He substituted @vitalproteins gelatin for eggs, @ottos_cassava_flour, and @nutiva palm shortening. These are three staples in our house. These muffins are crispy on the outside and soft and doughy in the middle. Delicious. Caydence wanted to eat them all. We can still enjoy most foods without the inflammation. ❤️ Happy Sunday. ✌🏻
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👉The mind-body “connection”is a real thing. The ability to calm your mind 🧠 and see yourself where you want to be in life is a powerful tool for getting past whatever fitness mouintain ⛰you find yourself up against. .
I’ve been meditating for 20 minutes or more for about a year now and the focus it gives me allows me to constantly go past my own expectations and goals. You need a Fit body 💪AND a fit mind🧠 to take it to the next level. Give even five minutes of meditation a try and see for yourself👍. #mindsetfirst
EAT YOUR GREENS!
Basic science dictates that if we consume less calories than we expend, we lose weight.
Problem is that most of us struggle with the calories in side of the equation.
With that in mind, try bulking your meals out with greens. They'll fill you up and have plenty of vitamins and minerals to keep you healthy.
“Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habit. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.”
- Lao Tzu
Positive self-talk is one of the most powerful and transformative habits you can learn. How encouraging are you when you talk to yourself? Comment below!
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Inner peace is your most valuable possession. 😌 Don't give it up so easily.
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Your thoughts are creating the way you experience life, they precede your actions (which determine your path and destination), and they are creating you!
One trick is to choose AHEAD of time the types of thoughts you’re going to allow and those you’re going to quickly get rid of. Sometimes I just ask myself, ‘Is this thinking helpful?’ I try to find thoughts rooted in trust, love, gratitude, and forgiveness... Thoughts that lead to solutions instead of focusing on problems or blame... I like to choose thoughts that are questions because it helps me stay curious and open to learning instead of closed to truths beyond my current understanding or experience. And I try to frame those questions in a way that reminds me of my agency and power to choose in every circumstance - things like ‘I wonder what I can do to improve this situation? I wonder what I can learn from this? I wonder how I can use this to help someone else? What can I be grateful for in this moment?’
Choosing helpful thoughts ahead of time and determining to get rid of destructive thoughts when they arise is not a guarantee to skipping through life thinking only about sunshine and rainbows. But it means you will journey through life LOOKING for the sunshine and rainbows, determined to find and create that. Make sense? It’s powerful! YOU are powerful!!!
I had to practice what I’m preaching when I saw two errors on the middle quote I shared. 😆😅
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Meditation is a mental exercise found in all religions. In many types of meditation such as prayer or reciting mantras, the goal is to achieve an altered state of consciousness with an intention of connecting with a higher deity.
But Buddhist meditation takes a different approach. Buddhism uses meditation as a way to achieve enlightenment. Instead of seeking a connection with a deity or seeking the cause of “what is,” Buddhists approach the human condition in a straightforward way based on observation.
Most of life is defined by pain and suffering. Those, unfortunately, are the driving forces behind much of what we do (avoiding pain and suffering, and willingly or not inflicting it on others). We feel separate and create the concept of “others.” And we deal with the world by creating illusory mental images that form our unique versions of reality.
But trying to be separate and holding on to other “separate” things (including people) leads to more suffering because nothing is permanent and life is a continual cycle of loss and rebirth. Relationships change; people die or move away; objects deteriorate, and so on.
Everything is transitory, but because of our fear of being alone and separate, we cling desperately to what we know, to what is familiar, even as we intuitively understand it may not be there tomorrow. ✨👁🌲🕉🌺🌀🌿🌷📿🎨🙏🏻