Making Change



The main ingredient to a successful and fulfilled life is gratitude.
While during chaotic and troubling economic times, gratitude may seem elusive and most people often forget to practice the fact that usually what we need , we already have and for that we should be thankful everyday.
The easiest ways to make your blessings count is to count your blessings Acknowledge what is good in your life. Once you begin to do so, you will feel how powerful gratitude can be, in fact it makes what you appreciate stronger.
In the haste of our busy lives, we overlook the simple laws of gratitude, so here is a quick refresher.
1. Gratitude is all – inclusive – Good days give you happiness, bad days give you wisdom. Both are essential to growing and evolving.
Both the fortunate an unfortunate occurrences in your life leads to gratitude. You would not be the person you are today, which has contributed to the advancement of your life, by practicing gratitude.
There are no coincidences in life, the ordinary people you have met have taught you something in your life. Everything that takes place in your life everyday, take notice, it forms a new kind of perspective that may not have been there previously.

2. The tribute to the ones you lost is not grief but gratitude – Sometimes the greatest gift imaginable is the one that did not last forever. Be thankful your paths crossed and had the chance to create the most wonderful moments of your life.

3. Being present, is being grateful– everyday you wake up and take a breathe is a moment of life that leads to another moment of your life. Take solace in the privilege of walking this earth, the beauty of nature and wondrous miracles speaking to you by choosing to be present.

4. Gratitude includes giving back – Think about how much more we receive everyday then we give. The moments where a stranger let’s you go ahead of them in line at the grocery store, a friend buys you lunch or a cup of coffee for no reason other than enjoying your presence, a professional goes above and beyond to form a solution, just simply by listening and helping with his/her wisdom and knowledge.
It is in the giving and the gratitude of receiving that makes life rich.

5. Live and DO Gratitude – those who journal 5 things a day that brings them gratitude have been studied, in over a decade of scientific research, to be happier people. When you think, speak and act in gratitude, this is what brings more meaning and positivity into your life, according to Psychology Today.

When you are feeling sad, anxious, depressed or lonely, change your attitude to gratitude. Your blessings may be far greater than your perceived misfortunes. Try it!

Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” Melody Beattie

Share a gratitude hack that works for you in the comments below!





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Jackie Ruka, America’s Happyologist, Success Coach and Founder of Get Happy Zone Lifestyle Co. teaches professionals how to create perfect solutions for the highest level of income, freedom and passion for life and eliminate feeling stuck. Listen to a free web class here.


Whether you are a high achiever or have an intense work schedule, the fastest way to stress is trying to do it all by yourself. However, highly productive professionals have mastered time management. So if you want to learn from top athletes, straight A students and over 200 entrepreneurs and other billionaires as to what they do differently here are a few tips:



  1. Focus on Minutes: of the 1440 minutes in a day, use them wisely and with intention.
  2. Set Daily priorities: The task that is the most important or hardest is the one you should work on every morning for 2 hours.
  3. Do away with your TO DO LIST: place ALL activities, including your workout time, in your calendar.
  4. Beat Procrastination: Imagine your future self has already done the task, and get it done NOW, so your future self will have time to do the things she really wants to do.
  5. Eat Dinner: Being home for dinner by  time- blocking your priorities throughout the day ,will have you home and feeling guilt free.
  6. Utilize a Notebook: Capture everything including your ideas in a notebook, this way you keep your mind clear. By decluttering your brain you intuitively organize your thoughts which encourages goal achievement.
  7. Only check email 2x a day, 3 at most: Look at emails once in the morning, respond, then afternoon emails and social media in the afternoon. This way your flow is not interrupted.
  8. Avoid Meetings: try to have short meetings at all costs, if at all.
  9. Say NO: what you would normally say yes to, start saying NO, unless it is part of your goals.
  10. Follow the 80/20 Rule: Spend 80% of your time on the top 20% that produces outcomes. Find that 20%.
  11. Delegate or Outsource: the majority of your time should be spent on what you are good at. The rest should be outsourced or delegated to. For example, if you are the boss or CEO, focus more ON your business not IN your business. Systems and process can be handled by parties whose time is dedicated to those tasks.
  12. Work Theme Days: schedule certain days of the week for major areas and work tasks around those days.
  13. Touch Things only Once: if something will take less than 10 minutes, do it immediately, so it is complete.
  14. A Morning Ritual: From Tony Robbins to Oprah, a morning ritual sets the tone for your day. Set aside an hour each morning for mental, physical and spiritual health. Journaling and gratitude are also important for improving happiness.
  15. Focus on energy, not time: Maximize your energy throughout the day and take breaks in between. Get lots of sleep, eat well and exercise, this improves sharpness and productivity.

I highly recommend a gratitude, happiness and goal setting journal. Most successful people spend 15 minutes a day journaling, it is the number one method to overcoming obstacles.

What do you do that keeps you focused, productive and performing? Share your thoughts in the comments section and thanks for stopping by!



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America’s Happyologist, Jackie Ruka, is a transformational leadership coach for professionals who crave freedom and are ready to discover living life on their terms.  Her mission is to provide a conscious community of inspiration and cooperation where all flourish based on what makes you happy and successful. Her mindshifts and techniques are shared in her best selling book “Get Happy and Create a Kick-Butt Life” ! You can learn more about Jackie and what she has to offer by visiting her Facebook page, Twitter or engage in complimentary 15 min. introduction here.





Follow your Joy

At one time or another, we all have experienced life purpose fatigue . Fatigue is defined as extreme tiredness, typically resulting from mental or physical effort or illness. Life purpose fatigue is when the stacks of career and self-development books, coaching seminars and chasing your tail have left you weary and confused about your life’s path. These are obvious signs that you have attempted what you thought was a good idea but with less than happy results. At some point, its time to get serious about what your true heart desires. And usually when you are so sick and tired of being sick and tired that you finally decide to get serious, well that’s the hope anyway. There is no reason for you to be struggling , scraping and holding back from your passions, is there ? Fatigue keeps us in the negative and holds us back with low energy. Conversely, the “just go for it” attitude is what amps your brain and shifts thoughts to a more positive and higher energy which zaps a weary type of thinking. However, there may be more happening on a subconscious level causing life purpose fatigue.

Fear, apprehension and perfection are feelings that live deep in our subconscious, most often born from a critical parent or a not good enough attitude imposed upon us as a child. Managing the process of working through this starts with self-forgiveness, by stopping the negative thoughts and affirming that you are good enough! Although this process can take some time it’s important to understand that the etiology of not feeling good enough may very well have started from someone you love, who perhaps was acting out of their own subconsciousness. Albeit, this does not excuse their actions, yet it gives you the reason to begin forgiving this person in your own heart and mind. I suggest the meditation tracks of Jack Kornfield Phd., an excellent way to begin letting go and accelerate forgiveness , should you struggle with the art of forgiveness.

Here are 5 coaching tips for ways to get happy and improve your life’s direction to rid life purpose fatigue:

Perspective: We are living in a time of constant change. Although you may have started in a direction that was once meaningful, your market, customer needs or personal desires change as well. Spend some time researching on your passion, ask questions, google it, visit or interview people related to your passion and dig deeper. In addition, get your hands dirty and enjoy what’s organically related to your passion, you learn more by doing.

Acceptance: You are exactly where you are supposed to be right now. Enjoy the moment and take it all in. Allow to feel and learn as opposed to analyzing and pushing toward something that may not really feel right or where you have a half-belief ( not the whole truth or story). Accept where you are right now and give your self-credit for all that you have accomplished thus far.

Patience: You may have given yourself a year to attain a goal for yourself or your business. A lot can happen in a year and you may only have reached three-quarters of the way to meet your goal. It’s okay, you are moving forward, in a direction where your traction is not a warp speed occurrence. All good things happen in good time or divine timing. Have patience with yourself. And remember, when you have a goal, then there is no failure.

Deliberate Creation:When you place action consistently into a cause , project or dream you will end up with results, no matter what. Maintaining a  no matter what attitude and belief behind your actions will always lead to gold. Keep practicing, if you are not reaching results, tweak what you’re doing until you do reach results. It’s ok to make changes or develop a Plan B when Plan A is no longer a fit.

Accountability: Having a plan is easy. Placing it into action is the hard part. One must never, ever give up and the best approach is having a buddy, coach or business partner where accountability for getting sh*t done will happen, each and every week!

On a personal note, if someone has not told you lately; YOU are smart, powerful and talented and this is relevant to whichever passion you choose to express !

TODAYS QUOTE: Self-worth comes from one thing – thinking that you are worthy.  ~Wayne Dyer


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They say the best way to deal with feeling overwhelmed and stressed is  changingOverwhelm your attitude. Well, easier said than done! Today I received a question about how to best handle feeling overwhelmed? Before I answer this question, let it be known that we are ALL under some type of stress  in our lives and you are not alone. Worry and fear can take over which can block the channel of solutions from opening up and allowing for clarity to enter. This is our ego pestering us with demon like thinking.  In order to snap out of this, one must retrain the brain by learning  not to go down this path to begin with. You are a capable and amazing person and whichever difficulty and stressor you are facing right now is to stretch you beyond your comfort zone.  In other words, everything you need is already within you, it may be hidden deep within you, but you carry the authentic power to overcome obstacles and realize that with every problem there is a solution.

The only constant during complex times is change. It is time for you to make a change, it’s that simple. When you do the same thing over and over and receive the same unwanted result then the definition of insanity becomes your constant and not your change. Therefore you must decide  to make a tweak in your formula as well as ask for help.

Let’s begin with the first stress reliever solution : Take a deep breathe in and then out. I ask that you think of the word SIMPLIFY. Simplify your life, become super organized and clear the clutter. By simplifying,  you open the flow of good energy to come in and allow for your work and personal life  to feel at ease. Simplifying is a form of being proactive versus reactive. Developing a proactive stance offers the preventive measure from stress arising in the future. Whatever you do have in your control, is an opportunity for you to be proactive. Think this through, make  a list of what you can control and seek help in the areas where you have questions and need guidance.

Secondly, on your big list of to do’s choose only two that are absolute musts to get done and place ALL of your energy and concentration on those two. Whichever, is left on the list try to delegate this out or schedule it on a timeline for after the two projects are under control. Stress can be a funny feeling as even the most exciting of news can cause stress, a wedding, a move , a promotion. Again, our ego plays this old recording of fear of failure, doom and gloom. STOP, breathe, focus with the greatest of intentions and you will hit your mark of success. Break things down into smaller bites and before you know it, your stress is no longer and you have plowed through what once was troubling you to begin with. Have patience with yourself, take your time and all will work out beautifully.

Remember the Universe did not bring you this far, for you to fail. Trust and believe in yourself, you are the creator of your life. And you can do whichever you want to do, just imagine your passion and dig into this. Be the Unstoppable creator that you are!

Quote: You’re off to great places! Today is your day! – Dr. Seuss

Share with us your best practices for relieving the overwhelm in your life? Comment below!

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 Becoming happier in your professional life is about your personal story, you know, the one that you believe in your head and perhaps share in a 30 second elevator speech, cocktail party or social event, your about me bio. Nowadays, your hook is not enough, it’s all in your story which resonates and captures people’s attention. So perhaps it’s time to change your story?

Simply put, you can begin to lead a happier life by changing your story of the old YOU, transformed into the new you through the process of  self reflection. Discovering your relationship to your story may need refreshing through an awareness of organizing your inner story. It is our external or outer story which communicates a verbal existence of your inner experience. Oral storytelling is how we link to others, especially when shared in a practiced authentic cadence.

In todays world where past, present and future seem to have collided and the speed of change is faster than we can keep up with, it will take more than a minute to determine what no longer serves you. A more mindful and meaningful approach to self reflection are questions such as; What can I do to improve my well being ? How can I  improve the way I present myself to the world? What do I need to do differently in order to make this happen?  What have I learned ? And do I believe it enough that my passion exudes and attracts a feeling of; inspiration, relief, or laughter within myself and others ?

We are all constantly sharing or telling stories, look at Facebook for example. Posts and snippets about moments in time that capture a feeling, a visual , an event from a bigger story. So many stories floating around about different people and places at points of time  in life. It’s not that we don’t know how to construct a story , it’s a matter of how to convey a believable story that captures you and  your essence qualities. A good place to start that Brendon Burchard, Author of Milllionaire Messenger, shares is here:

X + Y = Z

I teach X (topic) to Y (audience) so they can Z (benefit), or you can use a metaphor for example I might describe myself as the Queen of Self Reinvention , you may be the Martha Stewart of Marketing etc.,  you get my point. Position yourself for accelerated growth  by aligning your About ME: your personal strengths, personality and talents with your mojo.  If you are serious about changing your story, I suggest reading Michael Margolis’ blog .

Life Enhancement Tip : To move forward and beyond where you are now you must be willing to ELEVATE and go beyond where you have been. Write a paragraph that describes you, but write it in such a way where there is no ego involved, write it as a story that comes from the heart not the head. Step back and think of what gripped you at a time that created a  change in you and  your truth, this is a story to tell and share in your Bio, About ME or presentation to share with your audience.  Exercise flow writing, this is what rises in your mind, tap in , write out the space of awareness and then stop. Begin again til you have a few vignettes. Circle the themes. You flow into the influence of what makes you unique.

Quote: “It’s not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.” Tony Robbins

Jackie Ruka is an author, artist, therapist and lifestyle expert who started Get Happy Zone, a personal development organization dedicated to launching your unique happiness campaign through her training classes and upcoming book “Get Happy and Create a Kick Butt Life, a Toolbox for Rapidly Activating the Life You Desire.” Go here,, to read Jackie’s blog. To receive the free Report; Surprising News about Happiness that Successful People Practice  please opt – in here.


It’s that time of year where all is blooming and newness is surging. Spring is a time of renewal and there is no better time to hit the reset button  and build up the courage to create what you desire in your life. But, first let’s take a closer look at what renewal actually means, it could mean a much different concept to me than to you. According to, renewal is to make new or as if new again, make young, fresh or strong again or reestablish, revive. To give new spiritual strength to. What do you desire to renew in your life or wish to give new spiritual strength toward?

Lately I have had several conversations surrounding trust and trusting others into our lives. Why is this ? I think it is fair to say that we all want love in our lives and we are all responsible for our own happiness. To choose happiness on a day to day type of manner can work for a while , however,  sustained happiness is encouraged by allowing positive people into our lives. To allow, we must trust, moreover, we must trust in ourselves and our own judgement. This is where it gets murky for most.  Simply put, opening our hearts takes trust and courage. The courage to believe you can do this despite your fear and the free will to make it happen with strong belief  of deserving and receiving. Perhaps you have shutdown your feelings to this idea based on fear and self limiting beliefs. Trust is an act based upon integrity. If you are acting from integrity, you will attract it. If the cues from others are telling you otherwise, just observe and learn. You will know when to speak up and re – establish trust in a manner that works for both parties.

It is the optimist who hopes for change, it is the realist who adjusts the situation and makes the change. The difference between hope and faith is that hope lives in a perpetual feeling and faith takes action . So what gets you AMPED !!? The first thing that pops into your head is usually what you most desire.  Go change your situation, right now and have the courage to take a step in a direction that leads you closer to your dream. If you can imagine it, you can do it !

Life Enhancement Tip: Imagine that you are at the place you want to be. Visualize your self standing there with a beautiful golden light surrounding you. Positive people surround you and your essence glows, your talent glows, your heart is open as your dream is in the making. You are loved !

Quote: “How happy you decide to be, is depending upon how much you love who you are.” Mick Murphy

Jackie Ruka is an author, artist, therapist and lifestyle expert who started Get Happy Zone, a personal development organization dedicated to launching your unique happiness campaign through her training classes and upcoming book “Get Happy and Create a Kick Butt Life, a Toolbox for Rapidly Activating the Life You Desire.” Go here,, to read Jackie’s blog.


Do you ever wonder why things just are not going your way toward happiness? You’re making changes, or trying to, yet you keep hitting the same walls and obstacles. We have all been there and sometimes this calls for an awakening. But first we need to recognize that the tail we are chasing continues to lead to the same place, I term this as a life rut. A life rut can go on for months or even years. Often we choose to be in this life rut or perhaps on a subconscious level you are fearful of change.  I say, No More Excuses, it’s time to get off the life rut bus and onto the speedway to happiness.

When my Dad passed away, I was heartbroken but kept a strong front. Inside I was hurting and found it difficult to look at a photograph of him without feeling completely crushed inside. A couple of years passed before I realized how unfulfilled my life felt. Sometimes, we start to think , “oh well, guess this is the way it is supposed to be”. Uh, no, I don’t think so, not if you are the CEO of your life ! The question is, have you been ACTING like the CEO of your life or have you been putting off the feelings of yesterday that you choose not to address with the same fears that are holding you back? At that time in my life,  I was choosing to squash my feelings. As Dr. Phil would say, how’s that working for you?  Afterall, recognizing and dealing with your feelings/fears is an act of loving yourself, yes?

Get Happy Tips:

1. Unlock your feelings :Recognize your feelings, feel them, express them out loud to a support person, or seek a therapist, counselor, mentor as a sounding board.

2. Find your catharsis: Determine what makes you feel in a groove of insightfulness. Is it drawing, running, surfing, blogging,  journaling, yoga, dancing, cleaning, building, creating ? Choose to move your body and your mind into a state of fluidity. Get your juices flowing !  Exertion of your self  and your brain is the physical act of moving your life in a forward position instead of keeping it in neutral.

3. Do the opposite of what you have been doing. Set new boundries with your self and others and start acting like the CEO. Take back your power and choose to live in your freedom. This is a process of letting go of your old paradigm to begin anew.

4. Practice JOY. What I mean by JOY is to Just Own Yourself. Accept all of you, the good bad and the ugly. You are not perfect yet everything in life is just temporary. We live in a society of constant change. If your not in your JOY, you will be run down, burnt out and fried. When you practice JOY, you become the decision maker, you set the shots and you also live by them.

5. Delegate. The art of being a consistent leader is delegating. The trait of a good leader is asking for help. You cannot do it all. So, go to the professionals who can help you make sense of the road your on and help sort out the  trail you intend to blaze.

6. Take a cup of courage and no this does not mean experimenting with new flavored vodkas, although tempting. The rut bus might seem safe compared to the speedway to happiness of going outside of your comfort zone. When you travel outside of your comfort zone, you will begin to realize that you are not only way more capable than you give yourself credit but you will begin to have way more fun, even if that means making a few mistakes. Mistakes are lessons and stepping stones that get you one step closer to redefining your happiness and success.

Daily Quote: The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you. Tony Robbins

Jackie Ruka is an author, artist, therapist and lifestyle expert who started Get Happy Zone, a personal development organization dedicated to launching your personal happiness campaign through her training classes and upcoming book “Get Happy and Create a Kick Butt Life, a Toolbox for Rapidly Activating the Life You Desire.” Go here,, to read Jackie’s blog.


How to Control Stress, before the Holidays !

There are 3 ways to dealing with change: act, accept or affect. Dealing with change has alot to do with your growth level and personality type with how stress appears to you. If you are growing and graduating toward a personality that is ego-less than you are better able to control your stress.

When it comes to the emotional ladder related to change about 60% of people are fencesitters, meaning they would prefer to take a wait and see approach. The 20% of people who are cynics usually feel secure where they are or feel there is a better approach but, don’t necessarily act on it outside of self sabotage. The people who are not in arrested personality development and have grown to a level of being a champion are the other 20% who are excited about change. These folks tend to be non competitive, supporters of others and feel a sense of harmony, authenticity, and transparency with a capacity to see the success of change for the greater good.

How does change affect you? Do you sit where the majority do with being a fencesitter or are you the resistant type at first, to hearing about change? We all have a point with in the fabric of our personalities that has a default. It’s usually the initial feeling or gut reaction to a change that is our default factor. This initial reaction is based on control and is ego based. It may not look pretty  and as you know in our family and interpersonal relationships we  often know how someone we love will react to a change as well. My mother , for example, automatically goes into resistant mode any time the norm is interrupted. Knowing this about her helps me to better relate and communicate with her about life changes and prevents anticipated upheaval. When you understand the emotional ladder of change for yourself and others in your life, a proactive approach can be the best approach, not only to control stress but also better relate with others in your life.

One of the more profound ways to measure our capacity for change is to be more present in our hearts, minds and bodies. Awakening our whole selves to the present moment and deciphering change in a conscious manner. Having the ability to see the big picture with being outside of our ego selves by being in tune with our higher selves. Our higher self is detached from the defenses of our personalities. The more awake to the  present we become the more conscious we are of our environment. Instead of perceiving the holidays with old feelings of holidays past, squash your inner Scrooge and toss his big selfish ego to the curb. When you allow your inner Scrooge to take over, negativity, grief and depression start to enter into the picture. Those type’s of emotions are like feeding a  stray cat milk , which will keep coming back. So, don’t feed  it to begin with.

Lastly, this is a time to have an attitude of gratitude. Look at what you do have and celebrate. Write down three things every morning between now and Christmas that you are thankful for. This exercise alone, will bring you more love, abundance and happiness into your life because you’re choosing to celebrate and not deliberate. We all have choices, you can take the high road  or you can  continue to peer in the rearview mirror of life.

What would you like to change in your life’s canvas? If you are stuck and feeling uninspired Get Happy Zone is where we want to help you flesh out your desires and embark on a more positive course ! Should you or your business require inspiration please inquire at

Quote for the day: If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou

Jackie Ruka is an Author, Art Therapist, Business Professional and Inspiration Expert who started Get Happy Zone, a unique organization dedicated to launching your personal happiness campaign through her training classes , VIP sessions, and upcoming e-book “Get Happy and Create a Kick Butt Life, A Creative Toolbox for a Life You Desire.” To learn more about Get Happy Zone and receive the how to Get Happy blog in your inbox please go to


So what is the creative key to global change? In a nutshell it exists within self. Often  people equate creativity to art, fashion, film or writing when in fact creativity encompasses so much more than artistic categories. Think back to when you experienced your first desire to express yourself , what did that feel like for you ? Was it liberating, did your brain spontaneously play and ramble in a manner that felt like freedom? This particular brain buzz is , namely , your creative groove. An inspiring set of moments where your brilliance is on fire. There is no stopping you when you are in your zone. I love this feeling ! One of the reasons why I named my company Get Happy Zone.

In all actuality, we are born with a creative chip whether you exercise this chip or not is where your creative muscle flourishes or dissipates over time. The creative side of our brains represents, fresh ideas and connecting them to new forms or concepts. Innovation is carrying out these creative ideas via a strategic manner. So what does that have to do with global change ?

Today’s companies and leaders recognize the transformation age we are in (creative, empathetic age). Companies will not be able to thrive based on former armchair management but rather the use of the whole brain , with fluidity, speed and innovation as the success ingredients required to strive for competitive edge. In other words,  to be the leader of the pack and stand out amongst your competition, your service or product looks and/or feels intuitive, which is why Apple is so successful.

Now is no time to be shy about flexing your creative muscle. The time is now ! Break out your Crayola’s, camera, sketch book or that old recipe of yours and start celebrating your expressive side . Your creative ideas are an answer to a CEO, business leader or communities need for a solution . By linking your creative ideas to the needs of  global change ,we can begin to operate in a whole and organic manner. This is why collaboration will be so important as we move forward for healing and thriving, together.

My upcoming book, Get Happy and Create a Kick Butt Life! A Creative toolbox for the Life You Desire, shares insight for what I term as “linking”. In this Chapter you can expect to utilize your uniqueness and begin to activate your linking skills to the needs currently percolating in the hallways of world entities. It is my belief that the answer to recovering from a depression is to recognize the opportunities. In so doing, we can graduate from victim hood and take on new roles by defining your higher self . As your higher self is your heart exercising your authentic power.

Jackie Ruka is an Author, Artist, Therapist and Inspiration Coach who started Get Happy Zone, a personal growth organization dedicated to launching your personal happiness campaign through her training classes and upcoming book Get Happy and Create a Kick Butt Life, a Creative toolbox for the Life You Desire. To learn more about Jackie’s technique please go to


Einstein once said, “I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” He was a master of deliberate creation – deliberately focusing your thought with the intention of feeling alignment with your own desire.

The one method you can learn to create a kick butt life is that of deliberate creation. So many people want to know the secret behind this. Well , for one thing our thoughts are crucial to what our beliefs are , in relation to your self and how you view the world. But,what holds the secret sauce together for the art of deliberate creation to take place?

The brain is the sexiest and most fascinating of the human organs. The personality, five senses, behavior, humor, thinking, perception, and reasoning, operate out of this soul headquarters of the nervous system. Your brain took charge of your human functions on every level of your existence as you entered this world. You are a miracle!

Of course, the brain is still by far an organ that holds mystery. Why we say that which we say, do that which we do, act as we do, and feel as perplexed or confused as we do seems to have no precision to it. Yet, the brain creates all those things for you while it is the same organ that defines your logic and dictates moments for digging deep in your life.

The term “thinking out of the box” in most cases means asking your right brain to go beyond what is familiar to it. The brain’s left hemisphere usually breaks things down, quantifies, and conjures up data for determining results. When you add right brain activities to the mix, you can use creativity and imagination to think beyond limits by looking at whole pictures, rather than pieces of them. You possess the ability to practice the use of the whole brain and live a kick ass life if you’re willing to change toxic thinking patterns .

We all possess toxic thinking patterns and sometimes will it upon ourselves. For example, you may place credence in someone who really is not portraying what you perceive , yet you continue the relationship for short lived benefits, only to find your hopes consistently result in disappointment. As much as you would like to believe this person was everything you perceived them to be, you allow for disappointment. How often does this happen to you and how often do you repeat this pattern?

To detoxify your life, you must detoxify your brain. Take inventory as to what feels right and what does not. Determine who is toxic in your life or what might be contributing to  you being toxic toward self.

Toxicity  toward self, may manifest in many ways including aches and pains in your body, compulsive activity like over eating, over spending or hopping from one relationship to the next. Some might term this as avoidance. Unconsciously you may not even recognize how deep in it you are til an alarming occurrence takes place.

When your brain sends you messages and your heart interprets those messages you can choose to overlook red flags and give in to a desire or choose to be discerning. Weigh the pro’s and con’s and protect your heart from what may  be a fleeting selfish need at the moment .

Bottom line, to detoxify your life you are choosing to boost your alignment to live in your truth and equally be authentic to your heart, your brain will thank you for it!


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TODAYS QUOTE: “Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. Carl Jung

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