PRESCRIPTION FOR HEALTH
Quit making excuses.
Quit playing the victim.
Quit blaming other people.
Quit using alcohol and drugs to numb your pain.
Quit eating shitty, processed food.
Quit binge watching Netflix.
Quit watching the news.
Quit playing small.
Quit your soul sucking job.
Quit doubting yourself.
Start taking responsibility.
Start dealing with your emotional wounds.
Start forgiving your parents.
Start living with intention.
Start cultivating self-awareness.
Start choosing better food.
Start drinking more water.
Start being more present.
Start exercising more.
Start living with purpose.
Start living with intention.
Start having more fun.
Start being kinder to yourself.
Less doing, more BEING.
Less fear, more LOVE.
As we prepare for the holiday season ahead, I have found myself, on various occasions, getting caught up in consumerism & materialism. I’ve had to stop myself from getting carried away before I believed the silly promises I was making to enable myself: It’s his first holiday season! Just one more present! A few dollars won’t hurt anyone. S/he really deserves this token for all s/he has done!
The holiday season is about anything BUT buying, obsessing & placating; it should be about love, gratitude for what we have (not dwelling on what we need more of) and celebrating what we have been blessed with, throughout the year & during our lifetimes. I hear from so many friends/family (I even fall into this trap myself!), that gifts are just intended to show how much we appreciate the special people in our lives. Although there is nothing wrong with gift giving~ we need to be careful not to confuse this or to equate it with what the holidays represent. Not to mention, there are so many ways we can show our gratitude without going into debt, buying up a storm &/or obsessing about the perfect gift.
As I travel on the path towards simplicity & minimalism, I find I am more content with & appreciative of thoughtful gestures i.e thank you notes than I am with elaborate gifts purchased only because some social scheme deemed it necessary to give gifts on a certain day.
I want my children to grow up in a world where prayers & well wishes are as (if not more) valuable as tangible gifts, where good deeds & helping the less fortunate are seen as more desirable and sensible than procuring abundance, name brands, the newest toys and fashion.
How will your actions this holiday season help the world shift towards the kind of world you dream of living in & raising your children/grandchildren in What does your attitude about the holidays & “giving” reflect about you/your values
Help us move one step closer toward a world where every child has food to eat, if it only means that some children may not get yet another toy that will be added to the landfills before the holiday season is even over. Let’s be mindful about how we “give” this holiday season.
Oh my, do I like this one. I always start rattling things off and can totally keep going for so long... ⠀
so in the spirit of aiming to *actually* do the challenge, today, you have to let us know in the comments what are 3 things that you are grateful for, that you would normally take for granted! 😋⠀
I'm so curious as to what yours are... hope you won't leave me hanging and leave the comments section empty! 🤗