self help

Dec
12
2016

YOU’RE OFFICIALLY INVITED TO THE CONSCIOUS PARTY!

Who doesn’t like a party, right? This is no ordinary party though — no costumes, masks, or facades allowed. Just you, showing up in all your glory! It’s been said that 90 percent of succeeding is showing up! We are all experiencing a transformational awakening together. What is so cool about this is that it gives us all a second chance to be who we really want to be, do what we truly desire, and live with our hearts and minds open. Have you heard of the term, tabula rasa? The Latin term means “blank slate” and according to Webster’s Dictionary, it is defined as “something existing in its original pristine state.” The mind is in its hypothetical primary blank or empty state before receiving outside impressions. By re-training the brain, I believe that we have the power for this to occur at any time. By abiding by our true nature, our minds become clear, and our brilliance unfolds as we rediscover the intelligence of our essence. It is a type of rebirth where you get to start again with this clear mind. It may be hard to grasp what a clear mind actually feels like without taking a long, relaxing vacation away from personal issues and the complexities of today’s world. You want to find clarity — but what will it take for you to grasp what a clear mind feels like?

Conscious Happiness

Remember Cindy Lou Who from “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas?” by Dr. Seuss. She was the bright-eyed, little girl and the hero of the story. A timid child, she displayed the most profound courage of anyone (including adults) in the city of Whoville. She represented and reclaimed what she and all the Whos of Whoville most loved, the happiest feeling known to its inhabitants: the feeling of Christmas.

Cindy faced up to the meanest, greediest, most self-absorbed creature — the Grinch — who was slowly stealing and hiding the happiness of each inhabitant until there was no happiness left. The Grinch believed that stealing every trinket, toy and piece of tinsel that symbolized happiness would leave an emptiness that the Grinch was all too familiar with: misery. As the snow began falling in Whoville, all the Whos gathered and sang joyous songs despite not having any symbols of their happiness. Cindy Lou represented the conscious happiness of the story, and the Grinch represented the false belief of perceived happiness. When the symbols were eliminated, the Grinch believed his response would be satisfaction. However, the true response was emptiness, a projection of the Grinch’s deep insecurity. The conscious happiness, however, is what prevailed. You see, what you might believe represents your happiness is a misperception or illusion. When you elevate your consciousness, you begin to see what truly is fulfilling to you. You can still create your own happiness, but it lies beyond your familiar perceived mindset.

In recent history, society has sought instant gratification. This collective consciousness has instilled what we believe is happiness but that is really a false sense of entitlement along with a mistaken sense of happiness. In reality, we all have the capacity to live happily when we follow our individual truth and don’t look for instant results. Each of us was born with a “barometer of happiness.” It’s our task to regulate this internal barometer so we can feel 100 percent happy more often than not. It will take a new belief system and conscious intention. We are all here to learn unconditional love where happiness is not only a lifestyle — it’s a conscious party!

(excerpt from Chapter One of: Get Happy and Create a Kick-Butt Life!, by author Jackie Ruka)

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Jackie Ruka, “America’s Happyologist,” is a Well-Being expert who skyrockets CEO’s, Leaders, and Women in Business, on how to consciously live stress-free by creating positive mindful systems to launch a life and business you love. To learn more about Jackie visit her online; Facebook, Twitter or grab a copy of her best-selling book Get Happy and Create a Kick-Butt Life!

Jul
07
2016

jrukaproffheadshot1Hey there Creator,  it’s time to get in your Zone for happiness, fulfillment and to develop the extraordinary life you desire!

We all get stuck in areas of our lives. Sometimes it’s finances, career, relationships and finding love, or all of the above. This is not necessarily a fault of yours, however, it could be an old tape that on an unconscious level has been playing in your head for a long time. Often, this old tape it is not based on facts and more based on feelings that have convinced you into a false perception of yourself. When negative thoughts set in, it leads to negative feelings and disharmony of action in our lives or inaction, hence feeling stuck.

 

According to a decade of science, it has been shown that happier people live longer, handle stress better, earn more money and love what they do, and so can you!! Click below and share your feedback.

 

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Jackie Ruka, “America’s Happyologist,” is a Well-Being expert who skyrockets CEO’s, Leaders, and Women in Business, on how to consciously live stress free by creating mindful systems in life and business. To learn more about Jackie visit her online; Facebook, Twitter  or grab a copy of her best selling book Get Happy and Create a Kick-Butt Life!  

Feb
02
2016

 

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Chances are if you are reading this, you know you require some kind of change in your life, but you may not be sure what that looks like? It is perfectly natural to feel stuck in life and it is also important for you to recognize that you will soon feel unstuck. Here are 4 steps how:

1. Feel Free to be YOU–   seems simple, yet many questions, who we are, where we are going and how to get there?  It’s ok to feel this way as the only constant in life is change. When you resist change and dig your heels in you  are basically  blocking the Universe from welcoming you into newness.  By being open, one must think positively and believe in yourself. Your comfort zone is no longer working for you, so it simply is time to move on. Newness feels good, try it, jump in, the water is warm! This is what the Universe is promoting your consciousness to do! Feel free to be you and experience something new, as the core of who you are is simply love. Feel the love, affection and belief in self, you will attract this in return and who knows what good will materialize.

2. What inspires YOU? – Think through what turns you ON, makes you feel good from the inside out. If you lost that spark, the groove which prompts you with feeling alive, chances are  you stopped doing what inspires you? Instead of relying on the excuses of why you put your inspirations on the back burner, you made a choice to get lost in your “stuff”, the yuck going on in your head, external world and or life circumstances. That’s OK, simply do what inspires you and capture your groove and flow, it’s in the action that movement forms, it’s inaction that creates doubt.

Science tells us that we as humans have 50% ability to create our own happiness. This is the power of choice, choose differently, right now, to celebrate what inspires you! Perhaps it is writing, painting, water skiing, cooking, gardening, yoga, meditation? You are the master of your domain, jump on the inspiration highway and get moving!!

3. Stop Worrying – you have made it through confusing times before and you will get through whatever is happening now. Feel confident in knowing your miracle is right around the corner and a breakthrough is on its way. Everything is happening in divine order, be patient, a positive solution will take place. Turn your worry into gratitude, focus on what you are grateful for in this moment, by doing so, you create a shift within and life starts to look better than what you want to believe. Think of three things you are grateful for right now, write them down and place them in an area where you see it often.

4. Take advantage of your Life Force –  we are all given a life force, an energy that allows for our own abilities to manifest and create whatever it is we desire. Many of us take advantage of our life force by ignoring it because it’s free. If you had to pay for your life force, chances are you would not be able to afford it because it is priceless. Your life force contains you ability to; imagine, visualize, positive thoughts, creative energy, and internal ambition. The ego plays games with this force because as adults we use those programmed defense mechanisms, such as denial, projection, undoing, which block our life force. Placing us in a stand still or “I can’t do it”, “don’t know how”, “it will never work” thought process. Your life force is a natural stream of what is possible. Be open to the possibilities and tap into your life force. Try this simple process, then work backward; Visualize, create, strategize, connect and celebrate. Visualize your what’s next, place your intuition into a creative form, choose a mentor to strategize the sweet spot for making this happen for you into actionable steps, connect with the Universe  and celebrate the possibilities and breakthroughs!

“America’s Happyologist” Jackie Ruka is an Action Coach, Art Therapist and Well-Being expert who founded the Get Happy Zone (www.gethappyzone.com) personal development organization. She is also the author of the new action guide “Get Happy and Create a Kick Butt Life, a Toolbox for Rapidly Activating the Life You Desire.” Grab a Free happiness kit with great tools for overcoming obstacles to gain clarity on next life steps in your journey and skyrocket your dreams!   Get happy and Create a Kick-Butt Life!

Jun
06
2015

Are you ready to claim your happiness, no matter what?

Chapter 8 Happiness is an Action
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You can create a kick-butt life at any age. After all, age is just a number. No matter what stage in life you are in, whether you just graduated college, a new mom, in transition, re-building, reinventing, empty nesting , coming out of retirement, divorce or caregiving, you have the capacity to express your uniqueness no matter how old you are. It is inspiring to learn the endeavors of all ages and to realize that it’s never too late for your talent and offering to the world.

Just imagine how you can create an exceptional life and be happy, no matter how old you are. The possibilities are endless. However, more often than not, many stop themselves from creating their dream usually trumped by the  inner critic, not feeling worthy, pure exhaustion or just getting lost in the stress of life  preventing forward motion then giving up on your dream.

A no matter what, I CAN attitude to never, ever giving up on your dream is the mind set that , honestly, propels you forward.  GHZMENTAL WELL-BEING

Did you know that there are no walls between you and your dreams?

There is opportunity for you to get busy and create what you believe or be an ingredient toward a happy accident, as this is where creativity meets opportunity. You never know what life may throw your way , stuff happens and can lead you into a totally new direction, has that  ever happened to you? Well, it happened to me, when my company car reeled out of control one fateful day and slowly stopped in front of two eight -foot Buddha statues outside a furniture store. This was the Universe awakening and re-directing me to my hopes, dreams and inspirations which I put on hold for too long. In fact, had this not happened, I would not have written a bestseller book or mentally, spiritually and emotionally met up with my truth and claimed the burning desire that has led to my inner happiness. What may appear as a wall could actually be an invitation for you to gather your strength and jump over it! Inspiration is the fuel that ignites the fire within, once you tap into it, become unafraid of it, you become unstoppable. Just see how many people have done this and you can too!       ghzemotional well-being

Proof that Inspiration cannot be Ignored:

Age 102 – Australian Mini Munro marries a man younger than her, Dudley Reid, age 83.

Age 90 – Nelson Mandela is on the cover of Time magazine, featuring his “Eight Secrets of Leadership”.

Age 80 – Jessica Tandy wins her first Oscar for Best Actress for her role in “Driving Miss Daisy”.

Age 71 – Fashion icon Coco Chanel debuts the Chanel suit.

Age 64 – Louis Armstrong finishes his version of “Hello Dolly”.

Age 52 – Leonardo da Vinci completes the Mona Lisa.

Age 49 – Julia Child writes her book “Mastering the Art of French Cooking”.

Age 36 – Albert Einstein proclaims his general theory of relativity. The fields of astronomy and physics will never be the same

Age 25 – Charles Lindbergh becomes the first person to fly across the Atlantic Ocean in his famous plane, The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 17 – Serena Williams is the first African-American tennis player to win a Grand Slam singles title since Arthur Ashe.

Age 13 – Bill Gates writes his first computer program.

Age 10 – Tatum O’ Neal wins the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in “Paper Moon”, co-starring her father, Ryan O’Neal

Get Happy at any Age Inspiration Challenge

Here we are 6 months into the year, time has flown by and it may be time to ask yourself; What do I want? And how I am going to do it? Let’s drill down a bit and really get into the heart of the matter. Write down what gives you meaning on one side of a piece of paper and on the other side what gives you pleasure. Circle the ones that really make you excited and what you yearn for, right now. On a second piece of paper write out all the circled words and notice all your desires sit at the corner of meaning and pleasure which is the pathway to your happiness. And guess what? It has nothing to do with how old you are!

My challenge to you, between now and October  is to mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually align with doing what makes your soul happy. And I invite you to join me on my happiness and well-being journey while I begin to celebrate turning the age of 50! I can hardly believe it, myself. However, I feel 27  and am just getting started on my dreams and inspirations.  Feeling young and having never felt better , I am often mistaken for age 37. So, why is that? Because I AM HAPPY and incorporate a no matter what attitude. Part of this invitation is to learn the top secrets to feeling young, feeling better and gaining energy, so don’t hesitate.

One of my secrets to happiness and success is to meditate and visualize that my dream has already occurred. You see, when you learn to place your happiness first, success is sure to follow!  GHZSpiritual Well-Being

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Work Every day on your emotional, physical, mental and spiritual wellness – And remember, your life matters! Read Get Happy and Create a Kick-Butt Life to  jumpstart your destiny!

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Jackie Ruka , America’s Happyologist and Best Selling Author of Get Happy and Create a Kick-Butt Life! propels you to move forward with doing what is meaningful to you and making it count! As an award winning sales and marketing pro of $100M to $2B brands and trained Psychotherapist, she teaches you how to create your billion dollar mindset for happiness and success. Grab her happiness and self care kit and get started!

Feb
02
2014

Despite the obvious of what is negative happening in the world, it’s often how we respond to the negative that can make a BIG difference in your personal life. So what is happening in your personal life and how are you responding to it? When you think about how you respond to stress, negativity or what a loved one might be doing to upset you the response can take on a hidden effect that interrupts your daily life, energy level , eating habits and enthusiasm for being ALIVE. Which leads to the scientifically proven activity that improves happiness – which is SLEEP. Research shows that  adults  require 6 hours and 20 minutes of uninterrupted sleep. Over 60 million Americans  have chronic sleep disorders, which not only effects your well – being but also may have a deleterious effect upon you physical health and your happiness. Number On Activity interrupting Your Happiness

Here are a few tips for improving your sleep:

– Talk to a friend or mentor, air out your worries, concerns and talk it out. It’s important to empty the mind and replace it with what you desire , not what you fear. Fear is an unproductive response which can grow like a weed taking over the  positivity in your mind. Place your mental energy toward the positive and tell yourself that everything will be okay. Set the intention before you go to bed, that tonight will be a good night’s sleep!

– Have your last meal before 6:00 p.m. – your body requires energy to digest and different types of food could be interrupting a natural physiological process. Have a nice cup of green or mint tea (decaffeinated) to rest your digestion and calm the body.

– Keep any pesky illuminated mobile, computer or TV screens away from your bedroom. The light zaps your body and can deplete the natural biorhythms you require to attain a restful sleep, for one thing.

– Try listening to a meditation CD to lull you to sleep. Soft music and slow meditative breathing is a positive way to drown out the chatter in your mind.

–  Most women have trouble sleeping due to a lack of magnesium and calcium. Try taking those two supplements before you go to bed, it can work wonders.

Remember 10% of life is what happens to you, 90% is how you respond to it.

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“America’s Happyologist” Jackie Ruka is a lifestyle strategist and inspiration coach , who founded the Get Happy Zone (www.gethappyzone.com) personal development organization. She is also the author of the action guide, “Get Happy and Create a Kick Butt Life, a Toolbox for Rapidly Activating the Life You Desire.” Contact Jackie and take her Become Fearless Quiz online at www.tinyurl.com/HappinessQuiz.

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Aug
08
2013

How to change life around can be simple, as easy as 12 steps toward your self care.

According to a Gallup study, the well-being of Americans hasn’t improved in the past six years and even declined slightly in 2013.  Well – Being matters as it directly reflects the 10 domains of our  personal happiness such as; psychological well – being, social support, education/culture/arts, Spirituality, community, health, job, environment, time/balance and governance. 

When you are too busy, overworked or unable to address your well – being it can catch up with you. If you are stuck in a rut and not recognizing the coping mechanisms available to address stress in your life, realize that a simple change in mindset can make all the difference in the world! Change your thinking and change your life is the mantra of the day! Realize you are stronger than you think and changing your life around can be exciting and powerful!

Simple solutions toward living a stress free life is a matter of taking small steps at a time and remembering to never give up!

  1. If it feels wrong, don’t do it
  2. Say “ exactly” what you meancoping mechanisms
  3. Don’t be a people pleaser
  4. Trust your instincts
  5. Never speak bad about yourself
  6. Never give up on your dreams
  7. Don’t be afraid to say “NO”
  8. Don’t be afraid to say “YES”
  9. Be kind to yourself
  10. Let go of what you can’t control
  11.  Stay away from drama and negativity
  12. LOVE

Show the world how you want to be treated and the world will treat you well in return! – Jackie Ruka 

Quote: “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” ~ Steve Jobs

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“America’s Happyologist” Jackie Ruka is a lifestyle strategist and  coach , who founded the Get Happy Zone (www.gethappyzone.com) personal development organization. She is also the author of the soon-to-be-released book, “Get Happy and Create a Kick Butt Life, a Toolbox for Rapidly Activating the Life You Desire.” Contact Jackie and take her Become Fearless Quiz online at www.tinyurl.com/HappinessQuiz.

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Jul
07
2013

 

It feels satisfying to be able to control various aspects of our lives. We can, to an extent, control what classes we take in school, where we live, where we apply meditationto work, what we eat for lunch and even what logic we put behind our arguments. So why does it seem like something as personal as our emotions are so often out of our range of control?

Salon’s interview with neuroscientist Richard Davidson revealed the science behind how happiness and health are connected and why emotions can actually be more controllable than you may think. Although the connection between health and happiness is a relatively new one, he stresses the relationship between the brain and the body’s biological processes. Those with more resilient emotional styles were even shown to have stronger immune systems.

From experience, we know that improvement comes from practice and training. It’s hard to be good at something the first time you try, whether it has to do with sports, academics, occupation, relationships, or life changes. This can be applied to our emotions too. The term “neuroplasticity” refers to the ability of our brain to change and adapt according to our experiences. This means that nothing is set in stone, no matter what age group you fall into.

If the routine that we repeatedly follow does not produce the results we want, why would we expect new results the next time we do it? Being different requires thinking differently and doing something different! For example, not many people see the true value of meditation, and they brush it off without considering that it might have the potential to bring change into their lives. It is a type of mental exercise that can center our thoughts and emotions and give us a new way to start training them and controlling them. Not only does it bring a sense of peace and calming, but it also encourages good habits within the mind.

But just as each person is unique, so is their emotional style and way of learning new things. We’re not suggesting that you attempt to completely change yourself as a person or get rid of any of the emotions that you have already. Rather, use new techniques to get in touch with your unique emotional style, and start thinking of emotions as something that can intentionally be refined and developed. Don’t be afraid to take control of your life! By developing your brain, you can improve your emotional stability, and by improving your emotional stability, you can boost your health. Never stop yourself from being healthy, happy, and in control! Do what feels good, even if it’s a little scary, chances are you will survive with a smile.

 

To read more about the Science of our Emotions click HERE.

Affirmation: All is well in my world – Louise Hay

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“America’s Happyologist” Jackie Ruka is a lifestyle expert and inspiration coach , who founded the Get Happy Zone (www.gethappyzone.com) personal development organization. She is also the author of the soon-to-be-released book, “Get Happy and Create a Kick Butt Life, a Toolbox for Rapidly Activating the Life You Desire.” Contact Jackie and take her Become Fearless Quiz online at www.tinyurl.com/HappinessQuiz.

 

 

Jun
06
2013

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In a rut ? It’s time to make a change!  Ruts  happen to us all every once in a while, it’s like hitting a fitness plateau, sometimes we don’t know it til the denial wears down and our ut oh, better make a change realization takes hold . The same holds true for business, when sales are up  employees tend to be more productive but when business is down it branches into the other areas of our life where the well-being of self and the people we care about decompensates. In June’s More.com  the women surveyed,  shared the top ten things you want to change in your life,  from business to relationship ruts. Take inventory and determine what might need to change to bust that rut for good! It may just be time to step out of your comfort zone.

 

Rut Changers to Enhance Your LIFE and Career

–       Travel more

–       Make new friends

–       Try a new fitness routine or sport

–       Change your job or career

–       Change your living space or location

–       Take a class or go back to school

–       Change your look, hair, makeup or even your romantic life

–       Start a business

–       Volunteer

–       Change your dress style

Changing and expanding outside of your comfort zone launches you into growth zone, which can be scary at first, just like the first time I ever tried to rock climb, I was a little kid at the fair with a fear of heights and two sweaty palms. And the first time I ever went backpacking, I was cold and hungry and wished my Mom was there to make it all better. Or the first time I ever picked up a football, I knew I would make a complete fool of myself trying to throw it with any accuracy. Then there was first time I ever went surfing. I fell off the board more times than I could count before I could ride that little half-wave to the shore. And the first time I did a sales presentation  early in my career at a business meeting, in front of the entire sales force, my thoughts were going a thousand miles a minute.

Growth leads to change and change leads to improvement and then the magic happens. Many, many years later, I have climbed rock faces that overlook endless miles of beautiful mountains and oceans; I have led outdoor groups on backpacking trips and made them feel safer than I did my first time; I can throw the football with a successful spiral; I have ridden full-sized waves and watched my dad cheer me on from the shore. And I have presented and taught to hundreds of business professionals. No matter how talented you may be, it’s hard to be good at something the first time you do it. And no matter how good you are at something, there is always room for improvement. As Zig Zigler once said, “Your attitude, not your aptitude will determine your altitude.”

Don’t worry about trying to be perfect at something or setting goals that are unrealistic – just simply set an intention, take steps toward change and take pride in it! Most importantly, don’t be afraid to take a risk, because the things that seem scariest at first can also be the most rewarding. So what’s on your bucket list? Is there something you’ve always wanted to do but leaned on excuses of no money, not wanting to do it alone or simply punked out ? Be bold, be courageous, ask for that raise, learn a new language, rent that Tuscan villa, test drive your dream car, learn a new language , say hi to that cute guy at the driving range or relocate to what fits your vision.

Do something that scares you. Do something you know you will be proud of when you accomplish it. Use each day to get closer to your goals, and set ones that challenge you. Make it so that you can look back and know you have lived your life to the fullest.

There is no better time of the year than summer to get active, be outdoors, and get happy taking steps toward having a blast and living a better life! You deserve to have a stellar life, career, business , relationships.The choice to want it has to happen and this is up to you.

What was the biggest change you ever took?  Share your thoughts with us below.

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“America’s Happyologist” Jackie Ruka is a lifestyle expert and inspiration coach who founded the Get Happy Zone (www.gethappyzone.com) personal development organization. She is also the author of the soon-to-be-released book, “Get Happy and Create a Kick Butt Life, a Toolbox for Rapidly Activating the Life You Desire.” Contact Jackie and take her Become Fearless Quiz online at www.tinyurl.com/HappinessQuiz.

 

 

 

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