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14 Everyday Ways to Celebrate Being Alive

Try everything, taste everything, touch everything. Live a life jam-packed with adventure and meet your Big mystical family. http://dherbs.com/uploads/news/id9182/yogathumb.jpg
Today is my birthday and marks 25 years that I've been practicing yoga. That's 25 years of showing up at the mat, listening and letting go, of finding God. After a lot of trial and error, today I believe I'm living the best version of my life. I feel centered and genuine and so free to be me. And each day I celebrate being alive, surrounded by truly amazing people.  
 
So in the spirit of all the sayings we heard as kids, here are 14 soulful and spirited tips on the things that make me feel super alive in my life.  Family, now is the time of your life.  So, Be Here NOW!   
 
1. Love the one you're with. 
 
And, by this, I mean YOURSELF. If you're usually on the bottom of the list, put yourself on top. 

2. Don't talk to strangers? No, you must talk to strangers!  
 
Know why? Because when you do, they become less strange. If I never talked to strangers I wouldn't have any friends!  
 
3. Be interested in what comes out of your mouth. 
 
Words can be forgiven, but they can never be taken back.  
 
4. Remember: Giving is the new receiving. 
 
Instead of me me me, do re mi!  
 
5. Get lost and found!  
 
You can't be found if you don't get lost. Explore yourself, but don't forget to look down and see where your feet are standing. Realize that you're exactly where you need to be.  

6. Put your parents on your altar. 

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Know and celebrate where you came from and all that you are. (Embracing this might require some pranayama practice.) 
 
7. Be a bumper sticker. 
 
Express yourself, through yourself! 
 
8. Break out into spontaneous acts of wildness.  
 
Do a handstand on the Brooklyn Bridge. Mix your stripes with polka dots. Funk it UP. Pick daisies with your toes. Put your iPod on and dance with complete abandon wherever you are—in the subway, on 42nd street or as you slide into your yoga class. Whistle, wink, wave and when in doubt smile. Any one of these will bring the sun out and become a cosmic boomerang. 
 
9. Go out and see the world. 
 
Try everything, taste everything, touch everything. Live a life jam-packed with adventure and meet your Big mystical family.  They've been looking for you!  

10. Travel light.  
 
Highlight your LIFE by lightening your load. You'll find you need much less of everything than you think.   
 
11. Move like YOURSELF!  
 
Do YOU, VIP! Let your authentic self come shining through.  
 
12. Say it with me: There are no mythtakes, it's all a myth.  
 
Better yet, say it with a lisp, and make as many as you can.
 
13. Don't worry, be happy.  
 
Remember the song? Download it and put it in your iPod. It's the mantra of a lifetime...
 
And, here's an extra one for the road.  
 
14. Feel the blessings.  
 
They're everywhere. Breathe them on in.
 
By Dana Flynn
Source www.mindbodygreen.com

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    Gary Gibson HHC CPT

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    Q: I find myself at my wits end, and need some advice. I'm in a relationship with a man who says he loves me and is in love with me, yet doesn't respect my feelings. We argue about several issues we have fundamental differences of opinions on. I'm 53, he's 45. I was married before, and have grown children. He's never been married and has no children. He and I argue most about his need to maintain friendships with women (platonic friends as well as women he had relationships with). He doesn't feel there's anything wrong with me not knowing them, and them not knowing about me, but not meeting me. Even his mother told him he should have them meet me. They are in contact often (phone and texts) and they go out to lunch. He thinks that as long as there's no sexual content in the messages or conversations that it's o.k. I check his phone - when I can - to see who he's calling and texting and have caught him arranging a date (which he did go on) with someone he met online and I saw a message from a women telling him how she woke up thinking about how great it would be to wake up in his arms every morning. I called the woman he went on the date with and the one who sent the text. He told me that she was someone he rented lot space from for some of his equipment. He also told me that he told his friends that they should send messages to his phone to upset me. He gets upset that I check his phone, but I just don't trust him. This evening when I came home, he was on Face-book's "Are you Interested?" He is also on other dating sites - holding himself out as an available man. He says that he doesn't respond to advances from women and I tell him he shouldn't be holding himself out as a man that's not in a relationship. I have asked him to remove himself from these sites - to no avail. I have told him to leave many times. I have taken his key away and given it back a couple of times. When he's away he begs to come back and then when I let him back in, the same behavior continues. He says that I'm controlling and possessive. His friends tell him that I'm insecure - but they only know his side of our story. We were in a restaurant one day and a woman slid in our booth and gave him a warm greeting and practically sat on his lap. As it turned out, this was his cousin's fiancé, who the cousin had sent over to our table because my guy had told his cousin that I was possessive. They all had a good laugh at this at my expense. I thought it was cruel. I feel like there is no hope for this relationship. It doesn't even feel like a relationship. He can be very loving and kind then become verbally abusive. He works a lot of hours and comes home late more of the time. Friday nights are devoted to a social meeting with his softball team and Saturday is devoted to his softball games and the after game social. I sometimes feel like I've made a huge mistake letting this man into my life and yet there are times when I really thing what we have is wonderful. I loved him, but at this point, I don't know how I feel about him. I'm confused, heartbroken, sad, depressed, and angry at myself for allowing him into my life. I think I should seek counseling for myself.

    A:

    It sounds like you are getting what you are focused on. He is being a match to what you believe he is. Relationships are a mirror. You are seeing exactly where you are when it comes to relationships. You are untrusting and insecure, so you attracted a partner that is a match to where you are. You have to work on yourself first. You cannot control him or prevent him from doing what he wants to do. If he is going to cheat he is going to cheat.

    Now you can either keep looking for it and making your self feel bad or you can stop worrying about what he is doing and clean up your own energy. You will attract this again and again if you do not clean it up in your energy first. It sounds like he does not trust you either. He knows you are insecure and controlling so he does not see a long term relationship with you so he is keeping his options open. This makes sense because why would he plan a life with someone that he can not get along with.

    As for you start getting a life. That means doing g things that you love! Find your passion. Become busy doing things that make you feel good. This will change your energy and help you attract more things that make you feel good. This guy will either get in alignment with your new energy or move on because he is no longer a match to you. Either way you win! You will be feeling good and doing things you love. This will make you more attractive and bring you some peace from the negative thoughts you are currently looping around on, which are making you feel really bad. Yes you could use some coaching. Visit our website for more details at The Amazing Clarks .

    Sending you love and light!

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    Q: What's the best way to start on a vegan/raw food diet? I am not sure what to eat to make sure I would get a nutritious diet-you may not be able to go into that much detail but how can I get sample meal plans for breakfast, lunch and dinner incorporating this type of diet-perhaps there is somewhere on the web I find something like this? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

    A:

    If I do say myself, the best way to start a raw food diet is to be coached by me. I run a 6 month health coaching program that is 60-90 percent raw and 100 percent vegan/gluten free/ allergy free. You can find out more about my program at www.theveganeffect.com. I am running a special of half off my program if you sign up before march 1st. 

    Here are some other tips to get started.

    1: Join a raw food meetup group or community. Surround yourself with supportive people who can point you in the right direction. Try meetup.org or 30bananasaday.com 

    2: Read books like "beauty detox solution" by snyder, "80/10/10" by Dr. Graham., or "The Paradigm diet" by Adam Dave

    3: Start simple with breakfast. Always start your day with a green smoothie. read "Green smoothie revolution" by forget authors name at the moment. heh.

    A sample meal plan would be.

    Breakfast: Green smoothie

    Bridge: raw bar, handful of nuts or seeds, or fruit

    Lunch: Raw wraps made from collard greens. use a base of tahini, hummus, or nut butter. Fill with sprouts and colorful veggies

    Bridge: raw bar, handful nuts or seeds, or fruit

    Dinner: Raw pasta with a large salad

    Snack: Sorbet 

     

    Hope that answers your question,

    Gary Gibson HHC CPT VLC BMI

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