December 10, 2012
change is hard, even good change
Things can throw us off – but it is never too late!
What do you do when things don’t go your way? Throw a toddler size temper tantrum? I have done it, even if it is in my mind. But, what is in my mind can show up in my face and attitude. If you have kids, it is easy to tell them, be patient, but how about us?
Recently, Emily has had to face changes and a lot of them. Although she might not realize what a rockstar trooper and inspiration she is, the rest of us around her KNOW!
Because of food allergies, she has had to change not only the way she eats, but HOW she THINKS about eating. This is very difficult anyway, but for a fitness, nutrition guru, it completely messes with you.
You see Emily is allergic to many of the foods we recommend and know to be great for most people trying to get healthy and maintain muscle. But for her, some of these foods make her feel lousy. So, Emily is forced to change – OUCH.
But, we all have this at times is our life. Change, either forced or chosen, is tough – even if it is for the better -
to be cont’d….
September 5, 2012
we all get offended at times.
That is the natural state of affairs. Our feelings get hurt. We read into things, whether real or not. And then we have a choice.
How do I RESPOND?
Often, if we are hurt, and we respond, we will respond UNWISELY. We will hurt back, burn bridges and generally behave badly. Usually, if we are a pretty decent person, we will feel bad about it and have REGRET. Even if we feel our response was deserved.
So, to prevent regret, I personally would rather be on the receiving end of pain, verses the giving end – it is wise to pause. And DON’T send. It is wise to breathe, and think through the potential consequences or our reaction.
I have too many personal incidents where I have both made a fool and prevented myself from being the fool.
Not regretting, is better than regretting. It just is.
February 7, 2012
Remember to pause and power down. I realized recently, that with the strength of technology comes some severe weakness. There is a knee jerk stress to being zapped and buzzed all the time. Take time to put the phone down, VERY intentionally. Watch what happens. You will be SHOCKED as the sense of peace you will experience when you aren’t distracted. Watch for distractions and try to eliminate as many as possible. This is a life changing thought and concept. But, go for it! It is SO worth it!
A Princess Warrior contemplates what is important, and constantly strives to keep the important things in important places. Keep first things first. She can see into the future and adjusts her behavior to get the outcome she wants….
February 2, 2012
If only we could be, do and have it all. But, alas, we cannot. So, what is a perfectionistic, fabulous woman, who was TOLD she could have it all, do? GOOD QUESTION. I think this is the plague of the 21st century for women. It is EXHAUSTING and STUPIFYING how hard so many woman work to try and attain this unrealistic self portrait.
Am I really supposed to cook, clean, mother, wife, work, volunteer, plan my eating, exercise – because I need a hard butt, taxi, organize, manage a social life and get to watch LOST – is it still on?
I think the beauty is we can go for gold, but we must love and accept the silver in our lives. We can be, do and have it all. Just not at the same time. There is beauty in the flaws of life. There is laughter in our foibles – as there should be! There is hope for a brighter day, when there are clouds all around. There are always potential rainbows. And when we get a glimpse, it takes our breath away. That is what we need to remember, that we get rainbows when there is a MIX of rain and sun. And the MOST beautiful rainbows occurs against the backdrop of the darkest cloud.
A Princess Warrior is a sweet and salty mix of rain and sun. Celebrate both. Learn to see everything as a gift. And with the right mix of both, you can and will achieve beautiful and stunning things!
January 11, 2012
Ok. I do try and love everyone…
However, there are some ladies that act in a way that is just NOT ok. There is a distinct difference between a Princess Warrior and a “Moody Diva”. Continue reading →