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Happy Thanksgiving !!

Happy Thanksgiving_

Happy Thanksgiving_

Wishing Everyone, including your families, a wonderful Happy Thanksgiving and time to remember what we’re so Thankful for. 🙂

Here’s to a Boundryless Happy Thanksgiving !!  😀

Being Thankful … and MORE !

Youthfullness

Youthfullness

Hi Folks,

Short post to help you enjoy being thankful this Thanksgiving.

Here’s a few tips to Live and Feel youthful in body and mind…

   Focus on living a life of purpose. Ask yourself, “What is my reason for being?” “What is it that I can focus on that gives me purpose?” Henry David Thoreau once said, “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” I would add women to that mix too. The majority of people will go through life with no purpose to it. Don’t you be one and if you are, change. Have passion your whole life for life.

   Stop the negative stereotypes of aging and start acting more youthful. That includes getting into exercising more. In a January 2011 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that walking speed is an accurate predictor in how long a person is going to live as well as the quality of life. I would add that stride length is a part of that too. In my case, and as a Baby Boomer, I also engage in Parkour/Free Running, Natural Movement and the martial arts as a part of my overall fitness training. Heck, playing like a kid is okay too.

   Challenge yourself mentally. Learning something new is important for optimal aging and youthfulness. Going back to school, offline and online, will go a long way to keeping your brain healthy.

   Eliminate emotional/mental stress from your life. Realize that a certain amount of stress will be there. You can do things that help to eliminate it. Mindfulness meditation, tai chi, and other mind-body practices are great at reducing distress. Learn to stay more in the present.

   Know that change is part of living and life. Don’t get hooked in wanting to live in the past. Growth only occurs when you accept change. A part of that change can even be with the people in your life. Dick Van Dyke once said that he doesn’t like hanging around people his own age because they act old. By associating with younger people in both mind and body, you’ll go a long way to creating and maintaining youth. By the way, feeling youthful is not the same as acting like an adolescent.

You can live a fully functional and optimal life at any age. It starts with your Attitude. If you really want to, then you will. Believe it and do it. And keep doing it.

Enjoy living a Youthfully Boundryless Life !!

Put some Ohm into your Day ~

Hi Everyone,

Recently chatted with my friends on how to include some meditation in our day to gain focus, relax, and even recharge. Writing this article has strangely become both a focused as well as relaxing activity today. You see as a  writer, investor, explorer, all of the pieces- which make up my life – don’t always come together in a neat picture. But as I read – and began to live – the recommendations from mediation expert Jean Marie DuHamel of Fostering the Journey with Jean Marie, I found something Amazing which gels with my life. And as I spent 30 seconds gazing at a squirrel or took five seconds to appreciate how soothing the sunlight coming in through a window could be and took a minute to be grateful for how hard working this has help me become, then alsoI noticed how the weight of my life began to lift and not only was I smiling more,  but I also felt free and happier.

So it is with great joy that I bring you 10 Ways to Fit Meditation Into Your Day from Ms. DuHamel – along with some inspirational thoughts from some of the most influential individuals known to mankind –  and I hope you will find it inspirational enough to Pinit or place it on a vision board.

“Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity,” Voltaire

1.  Gaze

gazing

“All great and beautiful work has come of first gazing without shrinking into the darkness.” – John Ruskin

2.  Repeat throughout the day three things for which you are grateful

grateful

“If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled.  If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you.” – Lao Tzu

3.  Find meaning in whatever you are doing

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“We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we’ve established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to your sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.” – Earl Nightingale

4.  Find joy in the moment

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“By knowing who you are – your authentic self – you can find joy in the moment. When tuned to this, joy is in every moment.” – Jean Marie DuHamel

5.  Be present in the moment

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“Be present in the moment by focusing on something such as breath or a mantra or the task at hand. Become one with the task at hand.” – Jean Marie DuHamel

6.  Smile

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“Laughter is day, and sobriety is night; a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, more bewitching than either.” – Henry Ward Beecher

7.  Laugh

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“Mirth is God’s medicine. Everybody out to bathe in it.” – Henry Ward Beecher

8.  Focus on the heart

heart

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu

9.  Inhale and exhale slowly and evenly

exhale

“Inhale, and God approaches you. Hold the inhalation, and God remains with you. Exhale, and you approach God. Hold the exhalation, and surrender to God.” – Krishnamacharya.

10.  Play soothing background music

music

“Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us”, – Martin Luther

“Dedicating some time to meditation is a meaningful expression of caring for yourself that can help you move through the mire of feeling unworthy of recovery. As your mind grows quieter and more spacious, you can begin to see self-defeating thought patters for what they are, and open up to other, more positive options.” – Sharon Salzberg.

Enjoy a Boundrylessly relaxed and focused Day ~

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