Archived Tips 2016

Tip of the Month - December 2016
YOU HAVE THE POWER

The Power is all within us!
At any given moment you have the power to say this is not how the story is going to END!!!
Don't ever think you can not make a change!




Tip of the Month - November 2016
RETRAIN THE MIND

Ask your inner self for peace and acceptance by retraining your mind!  Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think is should be.  Accept and be grateful for all that you have!




Tip of the Month - October 2016
BABY YOGA


Baby Yoga complements Baby Massage. Although it is a relatively new concept for the US, Baby Yoga has been practiced in other cultures for hundreds of years. In India, it is traditional for new born babies to receive a daily massage and some yoga from birth.
  • Gives both mental and physical stimulation, helping tire baby out, allowing them to sleep well
  • Helps strengthen the spine
  • Promotes cross-brain function and helps improve concentration
  • Improves digestion
  • Stimulates the nervous system
  • Promotes muscle strength and joint flexibility
  • Improves balance
  • Increases confidence in handling your baby




Tip of the Month - September 2016
DON'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF

What is it about the small, annoying things in life that can really unearth our positivity? Remember as you move forward in life, try not to sweat on the small stuff!

Because at the end - "it is all small stuff"...



Tip of the Month - August 2016
WORDS ARE POWERFUL


Words are powerful! Many times in our emotional state we say things that we don't mean. A word out of the mouth can either heal or destroy. It only takes a spark to set off a forest fire. So the next time you say something....stop and think how you'd feel if someone said it to you. Choose your words wisely!



Tip of the Month - July 2016
WASTE-FREE LUNCHES


Did you know that the average American school-age child throws away over 60 pounds of packaging a year? This includes plastic water bottles, sandwich bags, and juice boxes.
So next time you have to pack for lunch, simply package a waste-free lunch for your kids or for your day at work by cutting out the disposables and choosing re-usables.
Follow this Green Tip of the Month for a Clean and Healthy Planet!!!



Tip of the Month - June 2016
PEACE

Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart. Let the power of love overcome the love of power and experience a state of harmony!




Tip of the Month - May 2016

DARK CHOCOLATE


Although it seems too good to be true, did you know that dark chocolate can actually be good for you? When consumed in moderation, this delicious treat has some powerful health benefits. It can help prevent heart disease, improve your mood by stimulating feelings of pleasure and enrich the skin’s hydration and complexion. For all of its health benefits, though, dark chocolate does contain a lot of calories. Experts recommend sticking to no more than three ounces of the sweet stuff per day.



Tip of the Month - April 2016

STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES


"Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit. 
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses."
-Walter Hagen
Be Present This Spring…
Stop rushing and slow down.
Pay attention to the little things.
Laugh together.
Go outside as often as possible.
Bring the spring indoors.



Tip of the Month - March 2016

DANCING


Do you know the health benefits of dancing? Dancing integrates several brain functions at once, elevating our mood by raising our endorphin levels. This is what allows us to heal stress and depression - two of our immune system's biggest enemies! It helps us establish our self-confidence and self-discipline. Some studies show evidence that dancing shakes off Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Other benefits are of the heart, cardiovascular system and increase in lung capacity. Dancing is tremendously beneficial in keeping us young. It improves the harmony between our mind and body, giving us a sense of well-being. So the next time you dance, “dance like nobody is watching”!

Tip of the Month - February 2012
TREE POSE
Vrksa’ means ‘tree.’ The Tree Pose brings balance to our mind, body and spirit, improving self-confidence and mind/body awareness. This asana is a great way to improve posture, stretch the inner thighs, groin and shoulders and strengthen the thighs, calves, ankles and spine. It can also be beneficial in relieving sciatica and in reducing flat feet.
  1. First, stand in mountain pose or Tadasana and ground all parts of the foot with the shoulder blades pressed together.
  2. Bring the right foot to the left ankle or upper left thigh. Press the thigh back into the foot to help provide stability. Keep in mind that the foot should never rest off the knee of the standing leg.
  3. Set your focus or drishti, on a fixed point in front of you. Keep your eyes glued to this unmoving point.
  4. While balancing on the left foot, keep the arms straight and raise them both together above the head and hold the palms together, inhaling steadily as you do so.
  5. Make sure not to sink your weight into the standing hip; think about rooting down from your base (standing foot) and lifting up, sending a long line of energy from the solid base out through your fingertips.


Tip of the Month - January 2016
LETTING GO



Letting go of the past is one of the hardest lessons in life. There are things that we never want to let go of, people we never want to leave behind. But by holding onto something or someone, we’re less open to giving and receiving. Whatever happened in the past, it prepared us for 'the now', and ‘the now’ is full of opportunities.
By letting go - we welcome New Beginnings and New Possibilities. So pick up your paintbrush, take your instrument, write a song or simply put your feelings down on paper. It's the start to a new year, "release the old and embrace the new"!!!