Did you ever have a class about “Happiness?” I know it was not offered in my high school or the college I attended. I wish it was! In 2011, someone I knew and cared about killed herself and it was a shock to me. I realized how unhappy she was and I knew I never wanted that to be me. I began to focus more on my happiness. I brought a happiness coach into my life and I took classes to learn how happiness is a choice. It is. We can choose to be happy, or not. So I began to offer classes to my team to share happiness with them too.
Some of them told me that it made a profound difference in their life at work and at home.In the following year, the Harvard Business Review splashed a big yellow happy face on its cover and announced that companies should pay attention to happiness within their teams. We were ahead of the curve. We were already paying attention to bringing more happiness into our lives. Yay! It sounds so easy, doesn’t it? Well, it is not always easy.Happiness is a science, and like all things, it has to be understood, accepted and implemented.

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Symbolism Sets the Subconscious Mind

Symbolism Sets the Subconscious Mind

In the Asian culture, the Chinese New Year starts some time in January or February. It begins on the first New Moon We Are Gratefulafter the first Full Moon after the Winter Solstice. Yes, it is tied to the moon cycle.

It is a 15-day long ceremony where gratitude for our lives are acknowledged and celebrated. It involves all areas of our lives. This process allows us to bring both balance and focus into our life.

New Year’s Eve Dinner

Dinner on New Year’s Eve is one of the most important events of the celebration. It is called the “Rounded Yearly Banquet.” Almost all Asian cultures follow a similar format with similar belief s about each food. Continue reading “Symbolism Sets the Subconscious Mind”

The Importance of Self-Love in finding our own Happiness

The Importance of Self-Love in finding our own Happiness

“Love yourself before you love anyone else.” That’s a quote that is said often; some may even say it’s a cliché. If you woman-showing-achievment-150x150think about it, nothing is really clichéd; it’s just said often because it’s true. We need to spend more time alone with ourselves and try and figure out who we are and be content with ourselves before we can try to love anyone else. Usually, that is much easier said than done. Right? How are we supposed to figure out who we are when we have no clue where to start? You should start out with the little things, and find small things that make you smile. Simple. Just try and think, what makes you happy? Perhaps it’s a song that makes you want to dances for hours, or the smell of a candle that reminds you of Christmas. Start small. Rome wasn’t built in one day. Continue reading “The Importance of Self-Love in finding our own Happiness”

Three Easy things to do to have a healthier, happier and stress free life

Taking care of yourself and having a daily self care practice does not have to be complicated or expensive. Here are 3 Aeriol Checklist graphiceasy things you can do to live a healthier, happier and stress free life.

1. Drink Water: It is nearly impossible to drink too much water. We need to do this not only for dietary reasons but also to cleanse the tissues of nasty adrenaline and stress chemicals secreted by our glands into the bloodstream as a reaction to negative emotions or trauma. Consider that our body is electricity.  Water is one of Mother Nature’s powerful energy conductors. Take advantage of this and drink plenty of clean fresh water and soon you will notice your energy flowing more smoothly. Bonus if you bless your water using your intentionality before consuming it.

2. Practice Intentional Breathing: Don’t laugh, I know it sounds silly to have to say but I mean it. I find most of my clients do not know how to connect their breath to their body. As both a healer and a vocalist I am so very grateful that I was taught to breathe correctly. Frequently I see people breathe in short shallow breathes so I usually begin all sessions or talks with a few deep breathes to sync up the energy of the room.    Continue reading “Three Easy things to do to have a healthier, happier and stress free life”

Being Nice? Time To Be Fierce

Image_Rules-Key-e1419114396960What is it costing you? Not being able to say no!

People ask you to do something and your inside screams No! but you say, “Yeah, sure.” Do you think of yourself as being easy to get along with, you go with the flow, and you’re very accommodating? Or, more important, is that how others describe you?

Let me ask you… are you tired?

Do you feel that people walk all over you at times? And even more, you feel that people take advantage of you? Well, if you’re not sure, think of this: do you feel ignored when you have something important to say; that your voice/opinion doesn’t matter? Continue reading “Being Nice? Time To Be Fierce”

Beat the Blahs

Beat the Blahs

Beat the BlahsHave you shed any tears of grief in public lately? Do you drag yourself to parties that you do not really want to attend, and then feel bad once you arrived? Are you always tired, sad or pessimistic?

If this sounds like you, you may have been exposed to someone or something that gave you a bit of “The Blahs.” What you need is a little internal revitalization to soothe your spirit, nurture your soul, and rev up your belief in yourself.

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