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TOP 5 Blog Post

For your reading pleasure...

Here are my TOP 5 blog post since I started blogging as WholelisticFit. If you would like to know more about me & what I look like, click here.

Shhh... I'm also going to let you in on a little secret, I will be focusing more on Walk In Beauty and making a few changes to this site. Stay tuned.

 
 

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The Three R's of Spring!

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SPRING is the perfect time to take a hint from Mother Nature. Follow the three "R's" to avoid burnout and shake off the shadows of a cold winter...

REJUVENATE

REFRESH

REVIVE

I'm sharing this because we become so busy, that we often forget to transition along with Nature.

Moments of regeneration are important, and if you follow these simple steps it will help you start the season off vibrantly.

Ready?

Every so often you owe it to yourself to REJUVENATE & REFRESH your perspective. A lesson from Mother Nature.
— Ho'omalamalama

As I take you through the 5 Tips remember that they're action steps. Be prepared to get up and do something after reading these. One more thing, you might notice that each step relates the Three "R's" to a physical space. The reason is that you can not obtain the value of rejuvenation, refresh or revival if your environment is cluttered. Part of holistic living is realizing that everything is connected.

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Birds start chirping, tulips pop-up and Nature is excited to shake off their winter blues. No more hibernation, it's time to enjoy the warmth. 

RECIEVE the joy and feeling of the earths rotation as it warms up the soil and plants voluntarily sprout new petals.

SET ASIDE one day to prepare your home or a small space to reflect this transition.  

 
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My favorite thing to do, because there are so many benefits, is get rid of clutter or organize something. You can start with a closet and pack away heavy sweaters, scarves and winter gear. 

IMAGINE clutter as both spiritual and physical weight, blocking the windows of possibilities. I wrote another blogpost about declutter called Subconscious Curating. Read more about it here.

 
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Bring some LIFE into your space, office, kitchen, bathroom, dining room table... you got the idea. 

FRESH plants offer an organic way of aesthetically pleasing your eyes and environment at the same time. Greenery & lights can turn any stale space into a place of revival.

With so many options and variations, visit a Pinterest board I created called Beautiful Soul. Think about objects or accessories that are "soul beautiful.'

 

 
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Once you've created a place to rejuvenate, refresh and revive, make sure you maintain it. This is so important.

AVOID BURNOUT by visiting this space often, maybe sip your favorite tea. Having this space won't prevent problems but it will offer you a safe haven.

INCLUDE art therapy, writing or reading, basically anything that inspires you can be included. The idea is to rejuvenate your MIND, BODY & SOUL.

 
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The work is done! 

How does it feel to freshen things up in this space?

Do you feel energy, new ideas or totally relaxed?

Share your progress, I created the hashtag #SubconsciousCurating for moments like this.

Keep in mind that you can practice the Three "R's" in any area of your life. Need to revive your fitness routine? Need a [re]fresh approach to meal prep and healthy eating? Need to rejuvenate a relationship? Ahh... spring is an amazing time for positive change.

 
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FIT FOODIE

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  • Quinoa steamed in my rice cooker, basically 1 cup Quinoa to 2 cups water. 
  • I usually prep 2 cups of Quinoa for the week.
  • Greens are a kale, brussels sprout & broccoli mix, mines come from Costco. [Time saver.]
  • Dressing was super simple, avocado oil with Yakima smoked salt & crushed black pepper.  
 

How to FEED your Mind, Body, Soul & feel content.

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I'm going to keep it plain and simple. In fact I'll share the entire point of this blogpost in this first paragraph. You feed/nourish your Mind, Body & Soul through habits & rituals.

The end.

Okay, I'm not really through because I have some pictures and a few videos to share, in fact producing these two minute videos took all of two hours each. [WHY] Because I was in the middle of my habit when I realized, "Geez I should take a picture of this!" 

I'm not going to explain why you need healthy habits or the purpose of a ritual, since I've written about it before. You can click on the highlighted words above.

Habits become a part of your subconscious living. Rituals become a part of your soulful living.
— Ho'omalamalama

FEED YOUR MIND

I know this might sound cheesy but yo have to nourish your mind with positivity, inspiration, daily motivation. The same way our bodies need hydration your mind requires a healthy heaping of good thoughts. No one, not even Oprah, can exist without connecting, hearing or repeating something positive. What feeds your mind? [comment below]

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FEED YOUR SOUL

I do this thing called, "mad art" where I shut out the world and create like MADNESS. I don't stop to take pictures of my creation process and rarely share what I make. [WHY] Because I set apart this time to nourish my soul. Art, for me, is a private moment to feed my soul through colors, textures and art supplies. Come to think of it art and nature share the spotlight in this arena. What feeds your soul? [comment below]

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FEED YOUR BODY

We misinterpret this so much but never on purpose. There are industries who thrive upon our misinformed ideas concerning food. "Eat salt, don't eat salt" the list is endless and it will always contradicts itself.  I started a FIT-FOODIE Program to help my fitness members reconnect to FOOD and not fads. It is important to create habits around this area of your life because it will sustain the other two areas. Your mind and soul will excel in rituals of self-respect and self-expression but it is your body that requires a dedicated habit of self-care. What feeds your body? [comment below]

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5 TIPS TO FEEDING YOUR WHOLE BEING

  1. Get your habits in check. Find out what is serving you and what isn't. Watch the tutorial and download my habit tracker here.
  2. Create rituals around the SOUL nourishing moments in your life. Do you start your day in prayer or end with a gratitude journal?
  3. Schedule your inspiration! Nourish your MIND on a weekly, even daily basis. Because the mind is a terrible thing to loose.
  4. Slowly adapt habits that will improve your BODY. Take time to introduce these habits so that your lifestyle will become accustom to it.
  5. Influence someone else through your consistent self-nourishment. Your example will speak volumes to someone else so just keep swimming. [Dori's the ultimate positivity guru.]

The contentment happens when you're doing 1-5 on a regular basis, all of your needs are taken cared of. Therefore you have more energy, time and health to serve others and make a significant change in this world. Ready to feel content? If you want more help and connection checkout my eBook and follow through with the art journal prompts. 

PEACE Be the Journey, 

Comment below for connection and please share this blogpost and invite others to WALK IN BEAUTY.

5 Reasons to have a planning system

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You've probably purchased a calendar or planner for the new year, now what? 

Well, now you have to use it. So maybe you went out and purchased...

  • special markers
  • special pens
  • special highlighter
  • stickers
  • stamps
  • stamp pad
  • washi tape
  • ruler
  • planner charm
  • planner cover
  • planner bag
  • bag for your accessories

I'm sure I missed a few but you get the point. Today there's a plethora of products to boost your planner/planning experience, but is it necessary?

Not only is it necessary but will it serve you? Now that's an important question to consider. Will the calendar + planner + accessories help you achieve your goals? Well, I plan to answer that. 

The goal is to create a visual blueprint, containing the many facets of your life to bring harmony & balance
— Ho'omalamalama

Before you shop for a planner or calendar figure out what you need. Try answering this question: What do I want to accomplish in 1-day, 1-week, 1-month and 1-year?

Some planners offer weekly, daily or task management space. While other's are specially packaged like the "Mommy Planner" which has stickers that correlate to a busy moms lifestyle. I've noticed a trend in lifestyle bloggers and YouTubers who now promote their own planner. Which I think is awesome. [why] Because they're promoting what they use. I fall into that category.

I started planning in the 1990's, can you believe it! I was homeschooled by my Mom & she gave me a black leather planner to write out my subjects and plan my workload. Yes, I'm a nerd through and through. As I got older I developed my own style and eventually a system. I'm going to share with you my system.

 

Random picture, when someone asked me, "What's in your bag?" It's business mixed with creativity and health.

Random picture, when someone asked me, "What's in your bag?" It's business mixed with creativity and health.

Below are my 5 reasons to create a system.

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Turn mundane calendars into marvelous creations. I had fun with my sumo stickers.

Turn mundane calendars into marvelous creations. I had fun with my sumo stickers.

Personal washi-tape collection. And yes it's Totoro.

Personal washi-tape collection. And yes it's Totoro.

You can create sections for your...

  • Fitness & Workout Schedule
  • Menu Planning
  • Birthday's
  • Holiday's
  • Event Planning
  • Track a Habit
  • Scrapbook a Memory
  • Meetings & Follow-up
  • Projections
  • Affirmations
  • and so much more+
 
The addiction is real, but it's my style. Find yours and don't apologize for it. 

The addiction is real, but it's my style. Find yours and don't apologize for it. 

My workshops usually involve some type of planning strategy.

My workshops usually involve some type of planning strategy.

I even manage some art-journaling into my system.

I even manage some art-journaling into my system.

Below is a vlog I created to show you my personal system and how I use each and every piece. I originally did a Facebook live and uploaded it to my YouTube channel. The actual "5 Tips" are in the description box in YT, don't forget to like and subscribe. [cheesy plug]

 

2018 Walk In Beauty Challenge

  1. Get [3] three or more of your closest friends to join you. [Locally or virtually like Google Hangouts.]
  2. Purchase & download the eBook Walk In Beauty.
  3. Grab a empty journal or art book.
  4. Join me on Instagram and DM your group and email addresses and I will send you all the eClass "12 Day's of Beauty" for free.
  5. Then use #wholelisticfit or #hoomalamalama when sharing your creations.

How to get over a fear of success.

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In order for me to write about fear I have to reveal a little about my journey.

I honestly didn't think I had an issue with success. Until I had an interesting conversation with a friend. She looked at me and said, "You give so much, that I don't think you value yourself enough."

My honest expression was "Huh?" 

So I sat with this comment and let it marinate within my mind. I didn't defend or deny it, I just reflected. Then I realized that what I didn't value was my success

Whoa... stop the press! How did I get to this place in my life? I had a real "aha" moment. I literally sabotaged myself to fail because success seemed too good for me.

Success is a belief, long before it becomes a reality. Yet it’s in that hallowed place of inception that we fear the delivery. Let fear pass, breathe and deliver. You are meant to succeed!
— Ho'omālamalama

So many thoughts streamed into my mind and I did the only thing possible, I wrote my thoughts and feelings down in my MAKE MAHALO PLANNER. [Mahalo: Hawaiian for gratitude or thank you.]

Pen in hand, I began a stream of conscious writing, a technique I learned from a good friend. This flow lasted for a solid five minutes. As I gazed down at my writing it revealed some of my inner struggles. It was as if my subconscious finally had my attention.

So if you're dealing with lack of self-respect, inability to charge for your services or constantly wondering... "What happened to my goals and dreams?" This post is for all of us. I too had a fear of success that prevented me from reaching my potential.

The 12 questions are from my personal experience. 

Notate any feelings or emotions that may arise. Have an open mind and willingness to finish the entire post. Trust me, this blog gets better towards the end.

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If you answered "YES" to any of these don't feel bad.

Like I said earlier these were written from personal experience. Look at the list without judgement but empathy. The same kindness that you would show to a friend, become that friend. Maybe pause and give yourself a hug for being brave enough to read the entire list. [BIG HUG]

Now if you've reached this portion and feel alone and overwhelmed, don't be. I can help in three ways. First, continue to read through the end of this blogpost for the 12 Steps to an abundant mindset. Second, read the eBook I wrote called WALK IN BEAUTY; unlock your potential. Third, become a MERMAID; join my email list because there's a possibility that you can work with me. 

12 Steps to an abundant mindset.

  1. Be excited when starting something new and break down your plan into smaller steps. Sometimes we give up mid-way because the excitement can make us feel overwhelmed. Take time to write down your idea and create simple task.
  2. STOP comparing yourself! That's one of the worse things any human being can do. There's a saying in my home, "Your only competition is  NO-ONE, just be your best!"
  3. You don't have to start every project that comes to your creative mind. Get a box and label it IDEAS then write them down with a date. Honor your creativity but don't get distracted. Have a place to revisit your ideas when you've completed what you started. 
  4. Learn to say NO. Abundance doesn't mean that you're saying yes to everyone. Reserve some time in the day to honor your wellness. You can not reverse time but you can spend it wisely.
  5. Be cautious. Before you promote someone's product, fundraiser or Facebook page consider if they're doing the same for you? This also applies to love. Do you receive love, at the same measure or more that you give it. [Lessons of LOVE are in my eBook.]
  6. You can not give from an empty cup. Make a habit of self-care and schedule it weekly. Abundance is a reflection of your inner and exterior health.
  7. Create rituals of motivation. It can be centered around your spiritual practice or keeping a gratitude journal. Because there will come a time when you have to draw from a well of inspiration. Make sure that you're filling that well, your mind, with good thoughts.
  8. When feeling mundane... acknowledge it and do step #7. An abundant mind isn't void of sorrow or mishaps but it is equipped with tools of inspiration.
  9. When you realize that success made a detour don't stress out. History is jammed packed with individuals who met with opposition after opposition. Borrow their stories and use it to help you realign, adjust and reimagine your dream.
  10. Allow yourself to experience simple successes. It will help rebuild your self confidence and eventually you will step into fulfilling that previous dream. [For some it can be loosing a few inches or learning to play the piano.]
  11. Breathe. The opposite of fear is love and abundance. You can not change what you will not acknowledge. This awakening will allow you to embrace success. Your success!
  12. Failure is an indication that your dream is closer then you think. Keep moving, you'll get there. Just remember that you can always ask for help.       

Are you at a place in your life that you need a coach to reach the next level of success? Become a MERMAID to learn more about our programs.

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The benefits of working with a me is that you don't have to remember everything you just read. I'm creating eCourses, eBooks and programs for work/life balance. If you invest the time I will invest my attention to walking with you. Make sure you're a MERMAID. 

More about MAKE MAHALO planners click here.

Learn about JOURNALs and writing as a holistic practice click here.

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Habit Tracker

What do your habits reveal?

I think habits are fascinating because it happens without us realizing. Almost as if your brain and body are on autopilot. Exploring our, "why" as in why-we-do-anything comes from the early stages of a habit.

Habits reveal so much about our life-style and environment. Which is obvious right? Well... not always. It's not obvious because we're not paying attention to ourselves. We're too busy looking after others to notice what's going on right under our noses.

Which is why I created a free pdf called: Habit Tracker. Catchy title right. In this post I'll cover how to create, use and why we all need it. You can even get younger ones involved. [Keep reading]  

SPECIAL NOTE:

The content in this post might change your life for the better but that depends 100% on you. It's the action you take, which will make all the difference. Set your intention right now to take action. [Grab your Habit Tracker now.]

Start paying attention to yourself while tracking your habits. It's not a mystery why some things work and others don't. Our subconscious is always gathering information but we're not always aware of it. That info becomes part of our thought process and can turn into habits. Some habits are helpful, while others have the ability to slowly damage our wellbeing. With a habit-tracker [HT] you can log in your activity in a non judgmental way.   The spaces are large enough to...

  • Color

  • Doodle

  • Stamp

  • Use Stickers

  • Paint

  • Embellish

  • Mark [x]

I created this HT to be larger than most so it can offer reflective moments. It's other purpose is to take up space, so put it on your fridge. It can help you understand where you are and where you want to be. I hope you create a habit around tracking and settle down with some tea and fill it out daily. Don't forget to use #WholelisticFit when posting or sharing your results. You might get featured.

In understanding the infinite, unmeasurable possibilities that I am capable of, I must first know the habits I possess.
— Ho'omālamalama
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How to create it.

I added a YouTube video but in my situation I didn't watch any particular vlogger. It was a simple start, in the beginning, I wanted to track my water intake for a month. So I used stickers on my planner page. Each cup of water was marked with a sticker on that day. Eventually I wanted to track other things.

To make your own you need three [3] things. You can determine the intensity or its simplicity.

  1. Something to represent a "tick" mark.

  2. Somewhere to mark it.

  3. Someplace to post or put it.

How to use it.

When starting, I suggest you keep it simple. Don't try to HT twelve [12] different habits. Start with two [2]. You can use it to HT a current habit like 'drinking water' or a desired habit such as marking your AB or Plank challenge. I think the biggest habit to incorporate is to remember to mark your HT daily. 

Why do we need it?

First of all let me give you some background. At some point in my life I was trained and worked as a Chiropractic Assistant [CA]. Than I took it to the next level and became a Registered Nutritional Consultant Practitioner [RNCP] in eastern and western nutrition. It was my job to reveal the report of findings, basically what the DC found. Aside from the car injury clients everyone else would get the, "If you change a few habits" speech.

That resonated with me since so many of our diseases [Dis-Ease] are connected to life-style. This was the beginning of my holistic journey. A time in my life where I read labels, considered what I ate and where it came from. Unfortunately I had already loss a lot of loved ones to diabetes, heart disease and lung cancer. My mission was to help those around me. Did they listen? Not always because they refused to change a few habits. And when they finally decided to make a change it was too late, since the desire to change was the result of a doctors persuasion. Which typically resulted in a bunch of drugs and weekly visits.  

Do we need to wait for a WAKE-UP call on our health or can we maintain wellness? 

Start today, Below is a sample of the Habit Tracker I created for my Mermaids. 

WholelisticFit's Habit-Tracker

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