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Everyday Empowerments

  • Quotes


    The best way to capture a moment, and have it last forever, is not with your camera, it's by paying attention, being present in the moment and enjoying the experience.

    The things that matter most in life are not seen on social media. The things that matter most are how you've touched the hearts of others.

    When you can't control what's happening around you, try to control the way you respond.

    Keep on moving. It does not matter how slowly you go, nor what direction your are going; all that matters is you do not stop.

    LISTEN and SILENT are spelled with the same letters. Think about it.


  • Tips


    A lot of mobile devices have step counters. Look at how many steps you took every day and try to increase it by ONLY 10 steps today. A fit body is part of overall wellness.

    Drink 2 cups of water (14-16oz.) about half an hour before each meal. It increases your metabolism and aids in proper digestion and calorie usage.

    Long term, habitual, use of e-cigarettes for vaping can cause a psychological addiction with as many harmful side-effects as the physical addiction of actual cigarettes.

    Friendship is so weird...you pick another human you just met and say "Yep, I like this one" and you do stuff with them. Choose your friends wisely.

    When faced with something new, something you've never experienced before, ask yourself these 2 questions: "Will it hurt me to do this?" and "How many times in my life will have have the opportunity to do this again?". If it is safe to try and a rare opportunity, then try it! Try new things.


  • Activities


    At the beginning of each class today, put both feet flat on the floor, sit up straight, and take 3 long, slow deep breaths. This brings a flood of oxygen to your brain. Repeat whenever you feel yourself getting distracted or sluggish.

    Try this next time you're angry or upset: Say to yourself "I'd really like to ________", then say to yourself, "But if I do then __________".

    Every action has an effect. Keep that in mind.

    Write the words "I am"  nice and large on a sheet of paper. Next choose 10 wonderful things about yourself and write them below "I am". Add to this list once a month. Look at it often to remind yourself of how wonderful you are.

    Get a small notebook or diary. Create a "Gratitude Journal". Your first task every morning should be to write down 5 things or people you are truly grateful for or to and why. Brain studies have shown that acknowledging gratitude helps provide a positive demeanor.

    Spread your fingers wide and trace your hand onto a blank sheet of paper.

    high five

    Starting on a Monday, write one thing you've done that day that deserves a "High Five" into a finger of the drawing. Fill in a different thing every day until you fill all the fingers on Friday. For Saturday, look at all the things you've done all week and in the palm of the drawing write down how it made you feel. On Sunday, give that drawing, and yourself that "High Five" and prepare a new drawing for all the great things you'll do next week.