All posts filed under: Meditation

“Mamma said there’d be days like this” – 5 simple ways to get through them

We all have them. Days we wonder why we are here. What our purpose is.  What would happen if we just quit. Would anyone notice? Would we be happy? How much struggle is enough? Is your struggle a relationship? a job? a health or body image concern? the loss of someone in your life? reconciling yourself with your passion? Is it simply liking yourself? These things are all real. They sit with us and weigh us down. Sometimes they even make us sick.  If you are lucky, you notice it and feel it coming on. You sit with it and observe how it makes you act and react.  Just like injuries, some struggles

Positive Energy Mala

Become the most passionate person you know, it will be contagious. Pretty much sums up my life.  To share my passion for simply living a fulfilling and healthy life I sat down one day with a notebook last summer with my daughter at the coffee shop and said to her, let’s come up 108 affirmations.  An affirmation being a positive “I am” statement and the number 108 because that is how many intentions are in a mala.  A mala celebrates the eternal spiritual truth within each heart. Since ancient times, this has been symbolized by the number 108.  There are 108 earthly desires, 108 human feelings, 108 delusions, 108 beads in the traditional meditation mala, and 108 affirmations in the Positive Energy mala that I created with help from designer and owner of Think Positive Apparel, Taylor Lapidus. My notebook and my list were carried around with me for at least 10 months when I reminded myself of them and decided to create a special graphic using them for the 3-year anniversary of my fitness …

Only in my dreams….

Only in my dreams….But why?   Why do we think good things can only happen to us in our dreams? I challenge you to turn your dreams into reality…here is how:    Very rarely do I have dreams like most people think of dreams, the kind when you are asleep and you wake up knowing that you had dreamed or you wake up from a dream.  I am sure that I do dream in my sleep and I can recall some sleep dreams, but most of my dreams happen while I am awake. While I am in a clear connected place. I have the urge to grab a notebook and write down what seem to be just thoughts.  When I look back at my notes, I realize, they are more than just thoughts. They are dreams.  Like sleep dreams, they occur without any conscious effort.  Suddenly, they are on a piece of paper in front of me.  And usually when I am looking for answers I look back to my notebooks and find the answers …

PMA Lab

Whether you come to The Energy Lab every day, once in awhile, or have never been inside, but like to read about what we are doing – Thank you!  It may be that we get to see those who are fit or are on a journey towards increasing their fitness more than those who only think about it.  We are here for our fit population to remain fit and have fun living in their bodies.  We are also here for everyone on the journey.  But most people who do not consider themselves fit, think they have to get fit to come in.  WHAT?  That is what we are really here for ~ to help people get fit by coming in! Unless from the time you were 5 years old you never stopped jump roping, riding bikes around the neighborhood, playing tag, or swinging across monkey bars, you have had to regain your fitness and re-establish movement patterns.  That is probably most of us!  At some point, we had to make the decision to “become fit” and …