Category Archives: Inspiration

Fall in Love with Your Life, Instead of a Person

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Its fun and games when you fall in love with someone… But you must first fall in love with YOUR LIFE.

Why?

Because by giving your life a chance, you give you a chance!

A chance to find your passions and doing things you love. A chance to find your goals in life, what you want. A chance to value your relationships in your life, and not only romantic one, but people that you should give a chance to. You will allow yourself to feel alive and travel and be you, what life is truly about. A chance to really live your dreams and not just imagine them when you are in LaLa land. You also allow yourself to grow and learn to really listen to those around you, and not be blinded by what is really happening around you. It also allows you to see the little things as huge things, because when you have time for your happiness, you realise the small things are the big things. You enjoy the beauty of what the outdoors allows you to see and value your health because it matters the most.

My personal favorite, when you have time for you, you are always seeking to improve and become the best version of yourself, which will mean the world to you and to those appreciating your changes around you.

You also cherish every moment because every experience you live is unique. You are very proud of your accomplishments and achievement, you grow as a person and you become a special individual that you appreciate.

YOU LOVE YOURSELF!

So wake up and FIND ALL THESE. If you are single, find yourself now before it’s too late, and if you are in a relationship, remember YOU and if you are unsure who you are, take a step back, and find the time to find Yourself.

Enjoy your life and always seek Happiness!

Change Begins with YOU!

My absolute favorite videos are motivational ones. What motivates you?

Do you fear of failing? Do you Fear disappointment? Or Fear of losing?

Fear is life’s Roadblock!

STOP fearing and START changing. Star Becoming a Better Reflection of YOURSELF!

So, one word of advise, take a moment in silence and ASSESS your Life, your Successes, your goals, your willingness to Grow. Be AMBITIOUS and GROW! Grow Spiritually, Grow Emotionally, Grow Powerfully! Grow Grow Grow!

It doesn’t matter what happens to you, the question is WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?

WATCH THIS POWERFUL VIDEO AND PLEASE MOTIVATE YOURSELF TO GROW.

 

Friendships & Marriages: Find Your Roots

A really good friend of mine sent me this video and told me I was the Root in her Tree, so I watched this video and understood the beauty of friendships and love. Her love was real; some love are temporary and others are real. I really can’t describe this video any better than ‘Madea’. So please watch this and reassess your relationships.

 

Don’t Compare, Admire to Inspiration!

compare2As humans, we all have that instinct to compare ourselves to others and feel crappy about ourselves. Truth is, each of us is Unique and we should embrace that notion that we are not all the same, and we each hold a Special Compound that is US.

When you look at someone else, envy, compare, wish you were them.,.. stop and think, You are Unique, and with your good and bad qualities, you are an entity, you are your own person.

Admiration is beautiful, jealousy is not. Seeking a Role model is beautiful but bitterness is ugly.

I hope you woke up today, saw the sun, and thought to yourself:

I have been blessed with another day of life and I will appreciate it and grow better and stronger.

What I want from you to be aware of today is that we are all different and though sometimes someone else’s life seems better and healthier than ours, it really may not be. We are humans and we always want others to see what is socially correct and positive. Sometimes that may make you an optimist, other times it is because you want to hide your discontent with life and your lack of purpose and will to change it.

Don’t judge life by what you see, you really don’t know what goes on behind closed doors. So, focus on your inner peace and your outer joy. Be happy with what you have, and strive to trump what you do not have.

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Words of Wisdom

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They say trust your elders, I saw their right. Experience is everything in life. Learn from other’s mistakes, you don’t always need to make them yourself, and you know what, when it comes to these words of wisdom, you really don’t want to make them yourself because that will be a life full of regrets. You don’t want to wake up at 60 saying What did I do to My life? Gosh, do I regret my life. You don’t want that, it is scary.

So I read this article today Advice from some old people, and it was a wake up call.

Please take a look at the 20 tips given by older people to teach you a little something about life. Do’s and Don’ts.

I don’t want to wake up at the end of my life regretting the little things that don’t even end up mattering. Wake up, live a better healthier loving life. Don’t dwell on things that mean nothing. Dwell on what really matters. Take care of yourself and those that mean the most to you.

Read this article and hear every piece of advise loud and clear: Advise from Some Old People

Something New?

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5 Ways To Tell If You Need A Career Change, what a great article today.
A friend of mine inspired me to write this, she has been struck with a life decision that can change her whole entire life, but you know what, there is nothing wrong with being scared, it makes you human. Happiness, it is a big factor in your wellness and in your health, and you must always put that first.We have all been through troubled times where we doubt, we question, we need better answers….Do you need a career change? Are you happy with what you are doing? Are you depleted and over it?

I’m 36 and work in a mid-level corporate role.  I know I don’t like my work (and haven’t liked it for more than 5 years or so), and things are not going great at the company, but it pays very well, has good benefits and there are some things that are OK about it (mostly that it pays a regular paycheck that feels “secure”).  I was promoted recently too, but still I agonize daily whether I should change careers or just leave it alone and stick with it.  How can you tell if you should change careers or not? 

Should I stay or should I quit?
Here are five ways to tell if you NEED something new.
1. You are chronically worn out, exhausted and depleted: if you get home and your body is broken down and cannot think of doing anything else, you have depleted yourself to the point of exhaustion.
Your body tells you what your lips cannot.
2. Your skills, responsibilities, and tasks are not you at all: Do you care about what you are doing? Is it YOU? Do you have what you do, find it useless or worthless? Do you see yourself wanting to make a bigger difference? You may really be in the wrong field.
3. You’ve come to the point where your salary no longer makes up for the boredom and emptiness you feel: The money can make you *happy* for so long, but are you over it? Is material no longer satisfying you? Sometimes, making less money can make you much happier than making more, and you need to make that decision. Is the money keeping you stuck in your position?
Hang on here – I have this money, but I hate how I spend my life making it.
4. Despite all the “right” choices you made in your career, the outcome feels very wrong:  You have worked so hard to be where you are, but you HATE where you landed. Yes, that is so possible and you know, you need to be brave enough to acknowledge that. you need to know when what you believed was for you, is NOT YOU AT ALL, and that is totally fine. Life is not always what we seem it to be, and this is what life is all about, change, new, experience, learning.
5. You have the irrepressible feeling that your talents and abilities could/should be used in a totally different (more creative and impactful) way: If you are thinking, there is more to life than what you are doing, then there very much may be. Listen to your gut, don’t lie to yourself.
There’s another way to live and work, even though you can’t see it yet.
So, you have been given a quick glimpse of reality. Life, career, happiness, they all need to intertwine, you cannot be happy if you hate what you do 8 or more hours of your day. If you feel this article has given you an eye opener then maybe you needed one. Wake up, Make a Change. Life is too short to live it on a candle waiting to be burned out. You need fire, you need happiness, you need a good life, you only get it once.
I hope you have found yourself a little more today. Have a great Sunday!

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I am crazy about FITNESS and you know what, I think it is about time I share my love with you.

My body, Mind and Soul are through my fitness.

Is working out for you a chore? Because it shouldn’t be, and If you know half of what makes me happy about working out, you will want it too. The new year is coming and resolutions are sky high. Why not get into something that will leave you happy and excited? Not all workouts are like your typical gym, where you go, do your reps and leave, some are ALOT OF FUN. So stick around and find out more.

I want you to find that love within, and I believe that this article does it best, to show you exactly what the best SWEATS are.

So, here it is: 7 Badass Fitness Classes In Ottawa That Will Get You Toned AF

1. Orangetheory Fitness // 1001 Dazé Street

I personally have never tried it, I have tried Canadian Strength which was an amazing all body workout. I do plan on trying OrangeTheory and I am certain I will fall in love with it, as it seems to be exactly what I strive on, High Intensity and a lot of fun.

2. Greco Fitness // Multiple Locations

This is my Baby. Greco Sparks Seriously such AMAZING FUN. Greco gets you working on yourself in ways you can’t imagine. Dedication, Friends, Fun, TONENESS. You got it all! It is Intense, and It is for everyone. Greco is my home now, and I can do 1-2-3 classes a day, you go at your pace. Check out the  OAC Greco too, amazing HIIT classes, worth your time and your legs! Working out is no longer to get skinnier or to workout that ice cream, it really becomes your identity, your social guru, you should try it. There are MANY locations, you just need to pick.

3. DOUVRIS Martial Arts // Multiple Locations

This is a new one for me, though I have been to 100% Martial Arts which is amazing, with highly trained instructors and a love for the dojo. Bill Gatchell, the founder and Head Master of this amazing place and his team will leave you sweating and in shape, let alone teach you to defend yourself. I think Martial Arts is an amazing talent and an amazing workout that benefits more than your body, but your mind and your self-confidence.

4. iNSiDE Out STUDiO barre // 1416 Wellington Street West

I have never tried this studio, but I believe strongly that it is what it claims to be, toning you inside out, and these barre classes with combination of strength training, yoga, pilates and a ballet barre will definitely do the job to kick your butt.

5. Ottawa Pole Fitness // 1066 Somerset Street West

FUN right? I have been meaning to try this fitness class for a while and man do I believe this gets you fit, I mean you must have that strength to be able to do what these dancers do. Let’s face it, we all want to feel hot while getting that hot BOD. So let’s try this out.

6. Pure Yoga Ottawa // Multiple Locations

PURE is my heaven, I love this Yoga spot, and yes I have tried a few Studios but PURE has by far been the Purest and Best, especially for a Fitness freak like me. I love the burn, I love the heat, I love the power. PURE YOGA has it all for you, and you should really try it. I have been to YogaTown Studio and it is also amazing and worth a try.

7. Wheelhouse Cycle Inc. // 1279 Wellington Street West

O.M.G. What FUN, what BURN, what FITNESS. I was recently introduced to Wheelhouse and DAMN did I love it. So much fun, with Music, Sweat, Dancing, and Friends. GO TRY THIS RIGHT AWAY, you are missing out. It really is unreal, you won’t imagine what a full body workout that is. It might be your next best thing.

So ………… All this to show, WORKING OUT CAN BE SO FUN, it is not a chore, it is not to drag yourself to the gym, you just need to try something new, remember, you just might LOVE IT.

Your Healthy Solutions!

fitness-tipsHere are a few tips that I live by; and I want you to Live by them too.

1. Cut the Sugar: Sugar spikes your insulin. Avoid Processed food too, it is filled with sugar. Instead, have a high protein and vegetables vegetable diet.  The protein helps build muscle and veggies are carbohydrates low on the glycemic index (GI), they are more slowly digested, absorbed and metabolised, cause a lower and slower rise in blood glucose and, therefore lower insulin levels. Other good carbs are brown rice, sweet potatoes and quinoa as they are slow digesting carbs with low GI.

2. Allow yourself Cheat Meals: Having a cheat meal once a week is allowed if you take care of your body and treat it well. Your healthy lifestyle can afford it, but note that this rule only works if you’re working out.

3. Schedule a Fat Burning Workout Routine: Doing High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a great way to shed extra weight as this exercise gets your heart rate to go through the roof for about a short period then allows it to rest and repeats, which  increases your heart rate in intervals. This is a great fat burning workout.

4. Keep a routine: Starving yourself, we have already discussed, is a pure no no. It only causes your body to get confused and store the fat as it does not know when it will be fed again. Therefore keeping a routine and eating small meals every 3 hours or so will allow your body to read you better and know to burn as it will be fed again soon. This routine over time  allows you to eat tons of food but consistently stay low in body fat, as your metabolism will spike and you will continue to burn throughout the day.

5. Surround yourself with people like YOU: Truth is, it is really hard to be healthy if you are surrounded by unhealthy people, so be choosy with your friends. I swear by this tip and have like-minded friends, which I absolutely love. These friends keep me on my feet and allow me to continue being happy. One in particular, always teaching me new health  tips and different workouts, which feels absolutely amazing. Hanging out together is never an impediment as being healthy and staying fit is a lifestyle, and we both live by that. Friends that train together, stay together, right?! So build your life around people with similar goals.

For more information, see article by Nicolas Cole in Medical Daily.

 

Be the Happiest YOU!

 

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Are you Happy?

Are you TRULY Happy?

I am very Happy. Life is beautiful and I know I am, finally, happy.

What determines your happiness? How do you know you are happy? In my opinion, it is when you feel free and so positive about life. When you wake up and say, I have it great. Smiling as your smiling down  the street, and not because you are starting a new relationship, but because you are single and happy with yourself. YOU ARE HAPPY.

I found this article that tells you in 6 steps what makes you a happy person. I loved it, I really enjoyed it, because I have surpassed all these steps, and I know that I am happiest I have ever been. So, don’t envy, because it took me a long time to get where I am today. You will too. Keep positive and do follow these steps.

BE HAPPY, Life is short and you know it.

  1. WORK ON YOURSELF, instead of focusing on other people and what you think makes them happy. The best happiness is the happiness within. You can seem happy to others, on the outside, but true happiness is the one within you. When you are satisfied with what you have accomplished and what you are doing for yourself. Following people on Social Media, and envying how fun their lives seem (how happy they ARE) People choose to show what they want you to see, remember that. True happiness  cannot be shown from the outside. Even the funnest, funniest, coolest people can be depressed. Don’t be fooled by the visual. Look at Robin Williams. Exactly. Focus on Yourself as a person and make yourself WHOLE.
  2. YOU ARE YOUR OWN WORTH, so don’t ever let anyone determine your worth. You are as good as you act, as good as you feel. Don’t ever let anyone bring you down with your choices and your way of being. No one should tell you you’re embarrassing or you’re weird. The best people are the weirdest in my opinion, imagination comes from the oddest individuals. There is a fine line between genius and crazy. But you know what, that is beautiful, you are your own kind of beautiful. Everyone is beautiful and everyone is different. What would life be without diversity. Don’t judge others, judge yourself. Self-worth comes from within.
  3. CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY, happiness comes from practicing gratefulness. You must decide that you don’t want to live behind your tears. Don’t wait on your happiness to come to you. Grab it by the leg and make it your own. YOU decide when you must be happy, it is not when I finally get this or once this person comes into my life. You are your own happiness. Embrace challenges, learn from experiences, bad and good, GROW and BE happy.
  4. STOP HOLDING ON TO WHAT WAS, the past is the past for a reason, you can’t bring it back. Stop holding on to your past, the best is yet to come, your future is your best. You can only move forward, moving back into the past, no one was ever able to do that, so why try now? Don’t be bitter of the past, stop living in the past. Live for your future, make a change and find your own success.
  5. SURROUND YOURSELF IN POSITIVITY, If people bring you down and diminish your ability to grow, lose them. Only people that are positive and supportive should you keep. Your surroundings are very influential to you so why influence yourself in a negative way? It is better to be alone than around people that bring you down. That does mean you are lonely, be careful, there is a big difference. You only find true happiness when you are alone, when you focus on yourself, and that does not mean you are lonely whatsoever, it means you are YOU, self-reflecting AND finding your way and improving.
  6. STAY HONEST WITH YOURSELF, You don’t need to lie to others to make yourself seem more lovable or approvable. You don’t need to prove yourself to anyone. Be happy with YOU. Don’t change for anyone’s approval. Taking criticism is not a bad thing, but know what is honest and what is not. Always work to better yourself, but remember to stay truthful to yourself. Be free to make your own choices and fighting for what you believe in. Don’t be embarrassed or scared to be yourself, ever.

I really hope to have influenced you, even that 10%. You need to find your happiness.

Grow and find YOU. It all starts somewhere. That does not mean no sadness will ever come into your life, but you will see… You will be able to deal with those times in ways you never knew possible.

See more: Six Things Happy People Never Forget

Full Happiness and Abundance!

Why be sad when you can be happy? Why waste a moment of your short life when you can use all of it? Happiness is so beautiful. Abundance is so beautiful.

I want you to watch this documentary called The Abundance Factor. Have you read the Secret or watched the movie ? To a happy and successful life? Well this is with the series.

This video is only out and free for 5 days so watch it and take it in. Enjoy!