Your Amazing Life

Self Love as Medicine

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One of the greatest challenges people have is in loving themselves… truly loving themselves.

Self-Love is actually a form of Self-Medicine and should be put on the highest of highest priorities. In fact, if you have been hurt by others or even abused in some way shape, or form, it is even more important to learn self-love to balance out those energies. It is the ultimate paradox. The more pain one goes through, the more important it is that they heal through self-love, yet it appears harder to reach.

I invite you to entertain a new way of thinking. Over on my other blog (MaggieHolbikBlog) I have written about ‘Instant Forgiveness’ “Instant Forgiveness” for yourself and others because the moment we forgive, we give to ourselves the gift of the release of pain and suffering.” I also touch on self-love in this post. Here is the link Self-Love & Instant Forgiveness Blog Post

What if we entertained the thought of “Instant Self-Love”? We are in a time of quantum physics that includes time and space. Things do not need take a lifetime to achieve. I personally believe we are MUCH more powerful than we realize and we can truly change our lives in an instant. It does not have to be a drawn out and long painful process unless we choose that.

Many people seek love from others while neglecting themselves and then they pay the price of disempowerment and victim hood. Underneath this quest for love from outside ourselves is usually a feeling of not being worthy and not approving of ourselves. I invite you to look at the feelings you harbour around this and to use them as a catalyst for turning it around. Yes as a catalyst!! The more you feel inadequate or the more you have been ‘hurt’ by others, the more I suggest you say “dammit, I must love myself even more”. We’ve all heard the saying “If it’s to be, it’s up to me”. It is crucial in this case. I often think ‘man if we are not our own best friends, then who is?’

What ways can you show yourself self-love right now in this moment so that you can get your self-love train going. It’s no secret that the law of attraction always attracts more so the more you get the ball rolling, the more it rolls!

Here are some suggestions but there are many more available to you… endless in fact as we live in an infinite universe, but here are some starters:

Say “I Love Me”! “I Love Myself”
Smile at yourself in the mirror.
Give yourself a hug… right now. Just do it!
Talk to your 5 year old self and tell him/her that you are an adult now and you have their back.
Learn forgiveness…. it’s really about you and not them. Be Selfish ok? 🙂
Read, Watch, Listen to things that tickles your soul and makes you ‘feel good’.
Avoid things that spread fear, doubt and the darker side of life.
Watch sunsets and sunrises as often as you can. They remind us that the sun always rises again.

En-JOY life as much as you can. LOVE life and it will LOVE you back. This my friends is the highest form of Self-Love that you can achieve.

Maggie Holbik.com is a Board Certified Nutritionist and Certified Life Coach who wishes you Joy, Peace and bountiful Self-Love for you! She knows that when you Love yourself you will attract more Love and you will truly be able to add in more Joy into your earthly experience.

Vitamins for the Body, Vitamins for the Mind, Vitamins for the Spirit

Pathways to Health

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As a person who has been studying health and wellness for most of my adult life and having attained the title of Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist, one of the things that really fires me up and excites me, is that there are indeed many pathways to health.

Oftentimes people feel overwhelmed when they think of making health and lifestyle changes. However, realizing that there are many pathways means that there are truly many things that can make a difference and even small things! This truly is exciting.  At least to me 🙂

As a Life Coach of many years I have come to realize that everyone, including myself is and has been at different stages in our lives when it comes to health and wellness and what we do to improve that area.  Sometimes we are more pro-active then others and sometimes not so much. The good news is that at anytime we can add in more good and it WILL make a difference. All steps start with the first.

For example, I am currently working with someone to help them improve their daily diet in an effort to add in more nourishment. We are working on adding in two servings of fruit per day. Now some of you may eat lots of fruit and others, like my client, not so much. So for her two servings of fruit is going to be a big catalyst in her wellness protocol. It will also be a launching pad to more good things. A new pathway perhaps! 🙂

Just like every body is different and every health challenge is different  so are the roads to wellness. I encourage everyone to just start on the path. Jump on the road to adding more nourishment and vibrancy into your life. Look for ways to add in more…. more goodness, more nutrients, more water, more joy, more walks, more nature, more love, more fruits, more peace…. just MORE! And before you know it you will have created a new pathway to better Health! 🙂

MaggieHolbik.com is a Life Coach and Nutritionist who resides in Northwestern Ontario Canada and did yoga outside in her back yard today for the first time! 🙂  First time outside, that is. See she’s adding in more… more yoga, peace, sunlight, listening to the birds…. What will you add more of?

 

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Lovey & Dovey on Friendship

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Here is a picture of me with friend Karen aka “Dovey”. We have had these nicknames with each other for years and now even my daughter is “Little Lovey”. Great friendships are truly vitamins for the soul! Karen and I do not see each other often, but when we do it’s a whole lot of laughter, light heartedness and just pure joy. This picture was taken last summer when we went on a garden tour together. At the end of the tour we purchased some homemade lemonade and enjoyed the refreshment of both the drink and our being together once again in friendship.

Friendships are so important. Do you have a friend that you haven’t connected with in a while? Why not pick up the phone right now and call or text them and suggest a get together? I once read that one of the top regrets people have at the end of their lives is that they lost contact with friends and this was something that they truly regretted.

I love, honor, and cherish my friend “Dovey” and thank her from the bottom of my heart for being in my life. I wish everyone friendships that make you smile and bring you bliss, joy and lots of sunshine!