This year has really taken it out of me. I have not been following my own advice to turn off the news. I feel for those handling natural and man made disasters and it’s important to me to be informed about what’s happening. But I’m exhausted. Now I think about it, the automatic news notifications on my phone have taken it too far. So I’m going to go to settings and turn them all off.
I know I am a much happier person when I limit the amount of news I watch. Ever know something is good for you but don’t get around to it?! #recalculating
This is a time of year I love. Christmas music!! Decorations. Celebration and reflection of all we’ve accomplished through the year and time with loved ones near and far. So here’s to less news and more connection.
**Would love to see you and your peeps on December 2nd at my NYC holiday concert!**
Ever wonder if it is worth it? You give it your all, do the right thing, be there no matter what, and still it doesn’t seem like enough.
I deal with these thoughts, still, from time to time, and recently had a painful experience feeling like I didn’t fit in with the ‘cool kids’. Fitting in, for most of us, brings back experiences from our childhood and wanting to feel included. After many years of awareness and personal development I thought I had this one handled, but it came right back up again.
Why am I telling you this? Because even as fully grown adults, when things are going along swimmingly – BAM – out of nowhere we can get hooked by someone or something and let doubt about ourselves creep in; at home, at the office or with a client.
I meet a lot of people in my travels when I am speaking about Recalculating and dealing with change, and coming off stage, every single time, there are moving conversations. Courageous people remind me again and again we are all human beings dealing with similar concerns and worries.
We all want the same basics; to be loved, to be heard, to be safe, to feel as if we matter.
There have been a few experiences in my life recently to point out just how precious our time is. Dear friends dealing with major health challenges, let alone the state of the world, have me well aware I must continue to take excellent care of myself and my family. And I must remember to have fun!
Here in Hell’s Kitchen, we are going to see live theatre (so blessed to have Broadway at our front door), playing ping pong, cooking together and eating on our roof deck.
What are you doing for fun?
Over the last few years I have become very interested in how to be healthier and happier. It started when I discovered how toxic the products are in most of our homes. The cleaning products, our laundry detergent, deodorant, make-up, lotions and soaps let alone the food we consume.
I started to watch documentaries on Netflix, like Forks Over Knives, and Hungry for Change. One night my husband turned to me and said “why don’t we give this a go” and I said “What? Be Vegan??”
My reaction was not unusual; “what will we eat?” and “where will we get our protein?”
Fast forward 4 years and I have loved following a plant based lifestyle, enjoying more energy, seamless digestion and clarity of thinking than I thought possible.
I have learned a heck of a lot along the way and now it is time to share the good news on the simple steps to feeling better one day at a time.
For great, free information and tips on being healthier and happier, join the FB group Gina Carr and I created by visiting http://www.thehealthyhappyhour.com
Step One: Read the labels on every product in your home and especially anything you put on your body.
Step Two: Replace with a non-toxic alternative, and yes I can point you in the right direction to everything I use myself.
Step Three: Visit http://www.karenjacobsen.arbonne.com or be in touch with me directly to set you up with excellent prices on pure, high quality products.
It Is Never Too Late To Recalculate xoxo
IT STARTS WITH ME:
It really does.
It starts with me.
It starts with you.
It starts when you are willing to take a courageous step into the unknown. To follow what you know is right.
For the planet.
One little step in the direction you had told yourself you aren’t allowed to dream about any more.
What is one tiny action you can take, today, in this moment, toward exactly how you would love it to be?
Perhaps no one has done it the way you want to.
There is no path.
No road map.
Take a step anyway.
You are the one who has had this fantastic idea so it must be in you to bring it to life.