We often squirrel away valuable things, like fine china, grandma’s pearls, a vintage bottle of wine, keeping them in reserve for a special occasion. But why wait? You are special all the time, so enjoy those things on any given day. “Many women spend too much time waiting for someone else to see their value and treat them the way they want to be treated,” says Santa Barbara psychologist Laura Ciel, Psy.D. “But we should be caring for and pampering ourselves because confidence grows when we value ourselves.” So go all out: use the china, wear the pearls, drink the wine. It’s good for you!
Friday, September 30, 2011
- 2 scoops coffee ice cream
- approx. 3/4 cup Guinness
- Garnish: dark chocolate syrup (and dark chocolate shavings)
- In a frosty mug, line sides with dark chocolate syrup then add 2 scoops coffee ice cream and fill with Guinness. Garnish with additional chocolate syrup and dark chocolate shavings (optional).
- Add a spoon and fun straw. Serve immediately.
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Here are a couple of suggestions to get you started:The Two Minute OM
OM is believed to be the spoken sound of the Universe. When you practice the sound, it works the left and right sides of the brain. You can download a two-minute mediation on iTunes and then just OM along.
The Mantra Meditation
Some people find it disturbing to focus on their breath. With a mantra mediation, you repeat a statement that you resonate in your head focusing on each word. I suggest starting with a three-minute timeframe. A suggested mantra is: I AM complete and whole.
Walking in the Now Meditation
This can be done on the treadmill or walking around your neighborhood; during a ten-minute walk, practice being present. You can do this by noticing how your feet feel as they touch the ground, notice your breathing, and notice the sounds in nature. If your mind starts to wander into the past or future, simply and gently bring it back to the movement of your feet.
Creating the space and opportunity for a little bit of quiet time with yourself can change your whole world.