Fun Friday! Lighten up!

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Whenever I look at this picture from years ago it makes me smile. Here is my kid wearing a lampshade. I don’t remember why it was in the vehicle but we were obviously transporting it somewhere and she put it on her head.

It is moments like these that remind me to ‘lighten up’ pun intended. 🙂 We take life way too seriously!!! Once of the best things we can do is to laugh more. In fact we should be laughing as much as we can. It’s good for the body, mind and soul.

Have you ever been around those kind of people who always have a smile on their face or the ones who laugh from their belly? Or better yet, the ones who jiggle all over when they laugh. They are the best! We as souls, crave laughter and joy. It’s our birth right in fact 🙂 and we need to be reminded of this and do more of it.

Today, being Friday, a day that people tend to view as one of the better days of the week for this vibe, I encourage each and every one of us to add a little more fun and lightheartedness into our day. It is so so so so therapeutic and it helps every single person around us too! So if we don’t do it for ourselves, let’s do it for the Team. 🙂

Laugh your whatever off… just DO IT! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Here is a picture my daughter made of me laughing… yep this is what I look like!

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Maggie Holbik.com is Life Coach who laughs herself silly sometimes. In fact, people often laugh at her laugh and that makes her laugh more!

Leaks in Your Self-Talk

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Watch for leaks in your self-talk. Take a listen and see if you hear yourself using words like “I think”, “Just”, “I’ll try” “Maybe”, or “I’m sorry” way too often. Although all words have places in our vocabulary and in our daily conversations, sometimes people develop a habit of over using self sabotaging words or statements.

This is especially important to be careful of when dealing with universal laws. When we are wish washy or we are not being clear or direct with our messages, we get results that are wishy-washy and unclear.

For example, if you start most sentences with “I think” as in “I think I am happy”, or “I think I like my job”, or “I think I might like to go on a vacation”, you are being very uncertain and that is what you put out there! One of the keys to manifesting and creating is to be clear and concise. Even if you are unsure of how something might happen, you need to be clear with your intent!

How about this instead? “I love my job!” verses “I think I like my job”. You may not entirely believe this but by declaring it, you will start to love it and be happier and have less stress and more satisfaction etc. This works for anything. What you say and declare you bring about. It’s that simple. Words are more powerful than people realize.

Recently I attended a writing workshop about the power of ‘one’ word. It WAS powerful to see this. One word can make a huge difference. Think of this an ’empty’ room or a ‘spacious’ room? Let that sink in. Huge difference. Now imagine statements and strings of words put together. They can have huge impact.

So in conclusion, I encourage you to choose your words wisely and choose words that are empowering to your self esteem and to your mission or goal. Own your words. My favorite new saying lately is “Not only have I found my voice, but I am owning it”. 🙂 I think this is very applicable in this scenario of creating, manifesting and bringing more clarity into our lives.

MaggieHolbik.com is a Certified Life Coach & Certified Nutritionist who loves to help empower people to fully own and embrace who they are and find their purpose here on earth. You might also enjoy her blog for wellness of Body, Mind and Spirit https://maggiesvitamins.wordpress.com/

Reflections on My Life

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Today is my Birthday. Every year on my birthday, I find myself doing some self reflection and inner observation. I have a journal that I sometimes use on my birthday, to write myself a message. Today I thought I would read this over and reflect but I could not find it.

What would it say from past years? It would depend on how far I went back in the journal I suppose. The farther back I would go, there would be entries about trying not to worry about what others think, about feeling better about myself, perhaps some guilt and shame thrown in there to add to the recipe, and then things that I wanted to improve in my life.

In later years, it would probably say something more along the lines of reflecting on what I accomplished in the past year and the great strides I had taken.

This year? So many wonderful things. At 52 I feel more free than I have ever felt in my life. Free to be ME! Free to choose and create my ideal days that revolve around Love, Gratitude and JOY! Free to express, to create, and to make my days meaningful and to live my life with both zest and depth.

My soul feels very HAPPY!!! One of the choices I made this past year stemmed from a comment someone shared with me once. They said that they had noticed that when people are around 50, they seem to make a choice. They either buy into aging or they turn this age into a sort of a pivot point where they make changes. They seem to wake up to how valuable health is and how it affects the quality of their life and future life.

Needless to say, I picked choice 2 and have never looked back. I decided to believe that I am getting younger every day and it’s working!!!! This past year has been monumental for me in my life in regard to the improved health of my body, mind and spirit… quantum in fact.

I have never felt better and every day gets more and more exciting. I am so looking forward to the rest of my life. So much so, that I lose sleep! lol

One of the key things I have found to help with these changes and in embracing aging is to apply focus. I do this with any change I am trying to implement. I choose not to focus on what I am giving up, on what I did have, or on what yesterday was like. I keep my sites on the NOW and the future. I find the freedom in the ‘new’ not the past.

In future blog posts and in my new coaching series that I am working on “Your Path to Joy”, I will be sharing more on how to get excited about making positive changes in your life and how to let go of things that no longer serve us.

If you are reading this, thank you for being in my life. Today I am getting so many wonderful messages on Facebook, through text messaging and more and I feel so Blessed and grateful. I am grateful for every experience I have had the pleasure of experiencing in life and I am grateful for every interaction with every one who has touched my life in some way.

I send much LOVE to all today and my wish for you is to make the rest of your life the best ever!

Happy Birthday to me! Happy Birthday to me!

I love you Maggie. The best is yet to come 🙂

Two Easy Life Hacks!!!!!

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When the opportunity arose the other day, I snapped this picture , which I consider adorable, to say the least. I was thinking I should use this in a blog post and then got to thinking…  every time I look at it my heart swells with gratitude so I will write about gratitude and share some easy hacks I have found to add more gratitude into our lives.

Hack #1

Pets! Pets are the easiest, fastest and #1 way to shift one into a frequency of gratitude. When they greet you with unbridled exuberance and are jumping for joy to see you, it’s pretty hard not to feel grateful for their presence. Wouldn’t you agree? 🙂

My little Bella, who is in this picture, patiently waits for me every morning to do yoga together. Seriously!  My yoga usually starts with a short conscious relaxation segment and Bella lies on top of me. When I get to the part that says “touch one hand to your solar plexus and one hand to your heart”, I usually change it to “Touch one hand to your cat and one hand to your heart”. It works for me ha ha. 🙂 Bella likes it too!

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Pets are full of unconditional love and they display it often and well. Gratitude and Love are two matching frequencies and they are really one in the same so the more we can tap into the frequency of gratitude, the more love we let into our lives and the world. And let’s face it, that’s probably a darn good idea isn’t it?

Hack #2

Place things into your space that trigger feelings of well-being and gratitude. The pillow in the top picture says it all. “Love is in my home’. It reminds me every time I see it to remember what is really important to me. It also makes me think of the good friend who gave me this pillow for my 50th birthday. Thinking of her always puts a big smile on my face.

I also use pictures and artwork that make me happy and remind me of the beauty in life, like this one.

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When I look at this throughout my day, I am reminded that life is good, that there is beauty when I look for it. Even looking at this picture of my picture brings me Joy! Especially when I see the sun dancing in it… extra Joy Pop!

Here is another example of how I incorporate messages and reminders for gratitude and beauty and joy into life. I have several cups that I like to use with beautiful sayings on them. 25009309_367512150377862_4686375542654500864_n

So not only is this cup reminding me to have a great day, but the green smoothie inside will bring joy and gratitude to every cell of my body, especially after it is charged with these empowering words.  How awesome is that?

It is important to remember, that EVERYTHING is energy and has a frequency to it.  Be sure to put into your environment, things that make you feel good and remind you of all that you have to be grateful for. There is always something to see if you will look. 🙂

Maggie Holbik.com is a Life Coach and Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner who LOVES LIFE and loves helping others to LOVE LIFE!

 

Own Your Magic Button!

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When it comes to people affecting our moods, we have more control than we think. In fact, we’ve got the magic. We truly do. It’s all about learning how to harness the power also known as our personal power.

Here is a quote I like from Esther Hicks.

“When it feels to you as if someone is pushing your button, realize that you are the one with a great big button out there that is just begging to be pushed. If you don’t put it out there, no one will push it.”

Let that one sink in! Imagine you are walking around with this big button on your heart that is saying “Push me, push me, and I will react”. It is VERY empowering to know and own the fact that NO-ONE can push our buttons or offend us or anything else, unless we choose to be offended, hurt, etc. We have personal power and responsibility when it comes to these situations.

Sure it’s not easy at times and no-one deserves to be downright abused, but in life and in my coaching practice, I have seen a lot of people suffer needlessly because they have chosen to wear that button and wear it proudly :-). I personally choose to suffer the least amount possible in my life, so I actively keep that big ol push button tucked away and try not to display or use it. There is a saying I have liked for all of my adult life “What other people think of me, is none of my business”. This has helped me to better react in the challenging situations.

I really believe that the first step to change is to actively acknowledge and become consciously aware of how we react and respond to things and outside stimulus provided to us in the game of life. The better we master our reactions, the less we suffer. Sounds good to me. What about you? 🙂

Maggie Holbik.com is a Life and Nutrition Coach who resides in Northern Ontario and believes in empowering others to live life fully and with and in JOY!

3 Questions to Ask Yourself this Week

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On fueling your body:

When putting food and drinks into your mouth, always ask the question “Is this feeding, fueling or healing my body?” If the answer is “No”, re-choose and think again.  The first step to making change is to question your actions. Are my actions serving me or causing me harm?

On listening  to your Body, Mind & Soul

Don’t assume that you are hungry for example. Use the HALT formula. Am I Hungry, Angry, Lonely or maybe even Tired? Often times we try to satiate our feelings by stuffing them down with food, drinks, cigarettes and other substances when that is not what our body or soul is looking for or needs! Ask questions and go within. Maybe you need a 5 minute power nap or decompression from a stressful situation. Even slipping off alone into the bathroom or another room and just focusing on your breathing can help to calm your para-sympathetic nervous system.

Does this bring me Joy?

No matter what you are doing, ask yourself does this person, place, food, event, book, or even a blog post 😊, bring me Joy or serve me for my highest good? Does it make me feel good? Does it enhance my life? Do I feel better or enlightened in a positive way after reading it? If Yes, full speed ahead. Learn to question everything you do to see if it is indeed serving you for the highest and best good. After awhile you will no longer need to question these things as they will become automatic. You will become proficient at making choices that have your best interest in mind.

By implementing some simple questioning, you can really get in tune with what is both healthy for you and what is important for you. Think of questioning as fine tuning and honing in on your well-being and most of all, have fun with it! 😊

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life & Nutrition Coach who resides in Northern Ontario Canada. Her greatest passion is in empowering others to have Joy, to see the beauty in life, and to life lives that provide the perfect playground for their greatest happiness and success.

 

 

 

On Laughther, Life, and The Human Spirit’s Ability to Prevail

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Today I went for lunch with a long time friend of mine, Marj, and although we don’t see each other often, it is always an instant and heartfelt connection when we do.

Today, was a delightful lunch and we laughed very hard throughout the lunch.  In fact, we laughed several times until the point of tears. We talked about funny memories that we had from a place we both worked at in the past, we talked about sickness, life, and even death.

After I left my lunch, I realized how good it was seeing my good friend and it was extra good because we laughed so hard. It was one of those lunches where you were really glad that you had the experience. When I got into my car, I thought to myself, that I was going to let my friend know how much I enjoyed it when it hit me…..

Wow, here was my friend who has just lost her husband a few short months ago and who also JUST found out that she has breast cancer and here we were laughing and laughing and I was leaving there feeling uplifted? How could this be? In was then that I realized how amazing my friend is and how resilient the human spirit is.

To my friend, you are amazing and you inspire me with your strength, kindness, compassion, joy for life, wisdom, and your amazing resilience to triumph and blaze through some of the most difficult challenges of life. I am sure we could all agree that in life, it’s not a matter of ‘if we will go through hardships’, but when and you my friend have risen to the occasion. I know that you have felt deep pain and loss, and that you are probably scared,  but to see you able to laugh and carry on is a gift to me and the world.

Keep being you. I love you my friend!

Happy Valentine’s Sivanna Rose

How Do I Love You?

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Let me count the ways.

How long have I loved you?

Let me count the days.

I loved you before you had a name,

I knew my life would never be the same.

At 4 o’clock in the morning you said “I am a girl”.

Since that day you have rocked my world.

I could not imagine living my life without you..

You are a part of everything I do.

I love you more than words can say.

I will continue to love you until my dying day.

Happy Valentines

Sivanna Rose

Love All Ways,

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February 14, 2018

As You Grieve for Me

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Grieve if you must but please trust.

Know that although I am no longer here in the physical form, my essence is surrounding you now.

I am around you now, always, and forever.

Heaven is but a mere thought away.

Although our relationship has changed forms,

I in the spirit world, and you in the physical,
we will continue our journey together.

The memories will hold us together in love and in light.

The lighter you can feel about my leaving the easier it will be for us to connect.

Joy will connect us through the universal thread of light and love.

My greatest wish for you is that you walk through the rest of your earthly journey with a heart that is light and open to MORE love.

Look around you and look for the people who surround you
now.

Strengthen your connection and your love for what is there for you in the Now.

Your internal peace will free your soul.

Our eternal peace will keep us as one forever and to infinity.

I love you, always and in all ways………

What is the Most Powerful App Ever????

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Are you a member of a loyalty rewards program? Most of us are. These programs are geared toward giving us incentives to shop and also to reward us in ways that are relevant to our shopping needs, wants, and desires. Brands want to provide great customer service so that customers will continue subscribing or purchasing their brand.

These loyalty programs are often run through an application aka an App, and can track your purchases, spending, time of spending, but most of all they track WHAT YOU WANT! They can track what we want because it knows what we want.

Want to know something even more exciting than loyalty rewards programs for products?

Allow me to introduce you to the Universal Loyalty Rewards Program. This program is for everyone regardless of their income, status or even where they live. There are no fees and there are no hidden fees and it works for everybody!

In recent years we have heard a lot of talk about the movie “The Secret” and about the “Law of Attraction” and really this type of thing is nothing new. The universe and the laws of the universe have been around since the beginning of time. The cool thing is that we are learning to tap into these laws and that’s where the Universal Custom Loyalty Rewards Program comes into play.

If we think of this in simple terms  using our daily shopping needs, our wants, and our desires as an example, it just makes sense!

Our sub-conscious mind, which is a conduit for the universal connection to all that is, is always working for us, wants to please us, and never sleeps. We just have to tell it what we want and desire so it can offer us the choices that match want we want and desire, just like the shopping app!

The more we tell it what we want and the more we use it, it the more it matches to our desires. When we add ‘feeling’ to the mix, the process is even faster and more intense. Feeling is the e-motion or energy in motion. Think of gasoline, to really rev things up.

The mistake most of us make is in not recognizing how powerful this internal app is and by programming it with desires and wants that are weak, wishy washy, negative or non serving to us and for our highest good.

We really need to remember and realize that this internal program is running for us 24/7, 365 days a year and it never sleeps even if we are sleeping.  This is huge. Just like when we sleep and wake up the next day and check our app for the grocery store on our phones, and we see the new offers available, our sub-conscious mind and the universe is bringing to us those things that we have put out there as desires.

Most people are doing this without even realizing it and they are wondering why their life is not working or why the same types of circumstances keep happening to them.  Think of it this way if you keep buying lemons, the app will keep offering deals on lemons.

Wise people learn how to be very clear in their desires and to be consistent in what they put out there.  The very cool factor is that our sub-conscious minds are always working for us and are always wanting to please us, especially when it knows clearly what we desire. 🙂