Your Amazing Life

Take Time For Coziness

Cozy = giving a feeling of comfort, warmth, and relaxation

Sounds good doesn’t it?

Taking time to be cozy is more than just enJOYable, it is very good for your health.

Anytime that you can calm the mind and rest the body, you are doing wonders for your health.

Being cozy helps to soothe the soul, ease the stress on the adrenal glands (fight or flight is turned off), calms the mind, lets the body rest, and so much more.

But do we really need an excuse to be cozy? No!

I hope that you take time to make coziness a priority.

Ideas For Coziness

. use a heating pad anytime of the day (I have one on my body right now)

. a hot cup of tea or cocoa

. a soft comfy blanket

. a fire or even a video of a crackling fire

. candles

. beautiful smells like cinnamon and spices that warm the heart and soul (make sure these are not toxic scents but natural)

. a good book

. a nap

. a kiss on the cheek

. what are your favorite cozy ideas?

I’d love to hear them! And I hope you have many cozy moments in your life my friends… many … many…. with more to come.

Body Image, Self-Love, Your Amazing Life

10 Affirmations For A Positive Body Image

10 Affirmations To Love Who You Are….

  1. I love my body just as it is and in all its glory.
  2. I am more than my physical features… much more. I have skills, my own personality, and strengths that are unique to me and that is a beautiful thing.
  3. I let go of what society considers beautiful. I am beautiful just as I am.
  4. I deserve to feel good about myself. I deserve self-respect and respect from others and most importantly from myself.
  5. My physical features are not my identity.
  6. Today I appreciate my body and all the wonderful things it does for me.
  7. I am perfect just as I am, just as nature and God created me. I was meant to be ME.
  8. I treat my body with respect and I show it Love.
  9. I love all my parts and features of my unique body and I marvel and its wonder.
  10. No one but me dictates how I feel about myself and my body.

“To me, beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It’s about knowing and accepting who you are.”

Ellen Degeneres

Your Amazing Life

Say YES. It’s Good For Your Health


The word yes written in the sand.

Most people are so busy with their everyday life that they don’t make time to get out of their comfort zone and do something different.

When was the last time you tried something new or challenging?

Be open to new experiences, start saying yes to yourself, and choose to do things that feel good.

Say Yes to Life. Say Yes to Love. Say Yes to Adventure. Say Yes to YOU!

Aloe Vera, Your Amazing Life

Aloe Vera – Amazing For Summer!

My huge Aloe Vera Plant

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is an amazing plant for healing and nutrition. I am grateful to have this huge aloe vera plant that has recently given me 4 babies or pups as they are called. The babies are bigger than most aloe plants that I have seen in the past lol. You can see the one pup that I have left in the pot with its Mom.

Aloe is good for both internal use and external and you can find a lot of information on the internet about it and ways to use it.

With summer here in these parts of the world, if you don’t have an aloe plant handy for using you might want an alternative. I love this aloe vera gel for having on hand for things like sunburns, fly bites and even swimmer’s itch, which we get sometimes here in my neck of the woods.

Here is the link for the gel and if you are interested in getting some for your summer tool kit, I would love to give you a discount. Use 15OFFMA and you will get 15% off.

I hope you are as excited about the summer coming soon as I am. EnJOY!

Fear, Love, Your Amazing Life

Be Free of Fear

One of the best things you can do for peace of mind is to work at being free to be who you are and to live fearlessly.

What is the opposite of Fear?

It is 𝐿♑𝓋𝑒.

You might enJOY this post I wrote yesterday over on my main blog that talks about this exact thing. Here is the link:

Have a great day everyone!

Anxiety, Health TidBits, Life Coaching, Your Amazing Life

A Simple Exercise to Help With Anxiety

“Compassion for myself is the most powerful healer of them all.”

Theodore Isaac Rubin

We are in a time of transition. I believe it can be a positive transition and I believe we will be in a better place when we arrive at the other side of this trying time. But some of us might need some help to bridge this transition. Compassion can help when fears are high and anxiety runs wild.

Can you maybe find one aspect or one area of your life that you can feel compassion for yourself? Perhaps you are having more anxiety than normal right now. Can you talk to yourself with compassion and reassure the vulnerable you that things will be okay?

Having compassion for yourself, especially at this time, is hugely powerful. Even if you can only muster up a small amount, it will do great amounts of good.

Talk to Your Inner Child

Sometimes it is helpful to talk to yourself as though you are 5 or 10 years old. For example you could say something like “Suzy, I know you are scared, but I am here looking out for you and we will get through this.” Or “Joe, we’ve been through a lot but we have always survived and become better because of it, and this is no different. I’ve got your back Buddy”.

Remember to have compassion for yourself and even if you think this exercise is goofy, just try it. I promise it will make you smile and help you. πŸ™‚

I am sending Love and Compassion to all of you who are reading this right now. And I am also thinking of doing some Zoom Video Sessions to help people with using this transition time to actually find JOY in their life and to lighten their loads when it comes to fear and anxiety. I will keep everyone posted on those, but in the meantime more compassion is in order! πŸ™‚

Affirmations, Mindfulness, Your Amazing Life

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I thought I would share a few affirmations I came up with today to start my day. Feel free to use them and/or to adapt them to you. Or perhaps they will inspire you to make a short list of your own.

Affirmations are a hugely powerful tool to change your life for the better.

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Affirmations for The Day

I am grateful for the gift of a new day.

I am grateful for my heart that beats for me. πŸ’—

I am grateful for my eyes that can see the beauty in life.

I am grateful for you reading this. 😊

I am grateful for my lemon water that nourishes every cell in my body.

I am grateful for friendships.

I am grateful for being able to think of these affirmations

I hope you found these helpful and 𝐸𝓃π’₯πŸ’—π’΄ your day!

Your Amazing Life

The Power of Emotional Support β€” MaggieHolbik.com

It has come to me lately, that there are 3 kinds of exhaustion we experience. One is physical, one is mental, and the third is emotional, which to me is the most draining of the three. Emotions can also be defined as energy-in-motion. Sometimes we have all three of these types of exhaustion happening atΒ [Read More in Blue Link to Full Article…]

The Power of Emotional Support β€” MaggieHolbik.com
Self-Care, Self-Love, Your Amazing Life

7 Ideas for Self-Nurturing

  • Seek Sunshine. EnJOY a good book or a magazine while sitting in the sun.
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  • Visualize Self Love. Sit under a warm blanket and visualize that blanket wrapping you
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  • Treat yourself with gentleness and kindness by speaking kindly to yourself in a gentle voice.
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  • Go out for lunch or dinner BY YOURSELF. See this as an act of spending time with your best friend – YOU. EnJOY your own company and reflect on all the things that bring you JOY and plan to do more of those.
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  • Master a new recipe that is healthy for you. Feel and enJOY the sense of accomplishment you feel from doing this and be excited that you now have a healthy go-to recipe for those busy times.
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  • Let Go. Let go of self-judgment even if you give yourself a time period. Ex. I am allowed not to judge myself for the next hour while I am doing this task. Eventually not judging yourself will become a habit.
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  • Be childlike in your wonder. See things as though they are the first time you are seeing them. Get excited about that shiny red apple or the sun’s rays dancing on the wall.
A woman sits in the sunshine enJOYing a cup of tea.
Nature's Bounty, Your Amazing Life

Mountain Ash Berries As Medicine

A Mountain Ash Tree Loaded with Luscious Berries – Beautiful Red Color

I snapped this picture the other day with my phone. I thought it was a nice one. This is the City of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, in the background.

These berries look so beautiful. I did a little Googling about the mountain ash tree. I never realized the amazing health benefits of the berries. Here is a link to more info: https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-571/mountain-ash but in a nutshell:

Mountain AshΒ is a plant. People use theΒ berriesΒ to make medicine. The berriesΒ may be used fresh, dried, or cooked and then dried. People takeΒ mountain ashΒ for treating kidney disease, diabetes, arthritis, low levels of vitamin C (vitamin C deficiency), diarrhea, and menstrual problems.

I for one am going to get me some of these berries. The birds know how good these are.

I hope you enJOYed my picture today and also learning, if you did not know, how amazing mountain ash berries are!