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8 views · 18 days ago

Why Set Intentions?
Setting an intention this month will help you carry through the year, but son’t stop there, set your intention before your meditation, yoga practice, or even before each of your day can be a powerful practice because it’s the first step to embodying that which you want. Wayne Dyer said, “Our intention creates our reality.” And how many times have you heard “What you think, you become,” or “Thoughts become things”?

If you’re focusing your mind on a specific intention during a meditation or before starting your day, you are bringing it to your focused mind, your thoughts, your heart … and in turn helping to bring it into reality.

How to Set an Intention
Your intention should be closely tied to your personal thoughts, values and perspective on life. Intentions can be a clear and specific wish, or as simple as a word or phrase you’d like to align yourself with, like “open your mind and heart,” “love,” “softness,” “strength,” “compassion for myself and others,” “peace,” or “freedom.” Try to keep the intention positive, so instead of saying “stop being a coward,” or “spend less time alone,” choose the intentions, “be courageous” or simply, “community”.

Here are some thought-starters to help you get started in forming an intention:

• What matters most to you?
• What would you like to build, create, or nurture in your life?
• What would you like to let go of?
• Who would you like to forgive in your life?
• How do you feel when you are your happiest self?
• What makes you proud?
• What word(s) would you like to align yourself with?
• What fears would you like to release?
• What are you grateful for?

10 Intentions You Can Borrow
1. Find balance
2. Open your mind and heart
3. Peace
4. Stay steady, calm and focused
5. Act with courage
6. Embrace change
7. Give and receive love
8. Allow yourself to be vulnerable
9. Connect with others
10. Love

“Intentions compressed into words enfold magical power.”
~Deepak Chopra

Enjoy this video, and happy intention setting. Namaste, Gabi

11 views · 23 days ago

It’s cold and flu season and I wanted to remind you to take care of yourself. If you’re feeling exhausted or run down; take some time to get some rest. Friends, I know, you carry the burden of ensuring that everyone around you is alright...I know, you are the one taking care of everyone else. Listen, it all begins with you, therefore, you’ve got to take care of yourself! Lesson, self-care is never a waste of time; taking care of yourself is an investment. Tip, drink or eat something green, soak in a tub, read a book or listen to some music, and always remember this...there is only one you!
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11 views · 23 days ago

A New Decade Begins
The start of a new year is a great time to look back on how far you've come, and it's an even better time to look toward the future and be filled with excitement about the endless possibilities ahead of you. Maybe this year you plan to dream a new dream, or maybe you hope to take hold of a goal from your past and find new ways to make it happen. Maybe you're looking for change, a fresh start, new beginnings, or simply a resolve to make this year even more amazing than the last...whatever your aspirations, whatever your dreams, stay inspired, stay motivated, stay courageous, and stay full of hope! THIS. IS. YOUR. YEAR.

Namaste, Gabi

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45 views · 88 days ago

Rotator Cuff Injury explained by Scott Curtis DO, Princeton Spine & Joint Center
"As a sports medicine doctor, one of the most common complaints that I'll see from patients is shoulder pain. And one of the most common reasons for one to develop shoulder pain is because of a rotator cuff injury or tear. The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that hold the shoulder together. So in this model, the collarbone sits in the front, the shoulder blade sits in the back, the collarbone and shoulder blade form to meet the AC joint. And underneath that is where the arm humorous head sits in the arm socket. The arm socket ball complex is held together by four muscles called your rotator cuff. And these muscles help act as kind of ropes and pulleys to allow your arm to do all the activities that you do overhead, whether it's throwing a baseball or hitting a tennis ball, or even just reaching up to get something out of the counter.

~ Scott Curtis, D.O.

For the full information bout rotator cuff injury, watch this video

48 views · 88 days ago

Hey Flower Tribe , it’s Kelly Lehman from Cranbury Fields Flower Farm and I wanted to give you some great garden tips on how to keep your Limelight Hydrangeas looking fabulous longer each fall season.

So here it is October in my NJ secret garden and my Limelight Hydrangea flower blooms are still fresh and beautiful . I’ve been cutting these beautiful blooms and using them in our fresh cut artisanal burlap wrapped floral bouquets that we ship nationwide and people are living them ! When they are cut from the stem in the slightly dried green/pink stage , they dry really nicely in the vase and can be used as a year round dried floral arrangement for a lovely piece of home decor .

My limelight hydrangea plants used to get all burnt out and brown by the end of the summer growing season until I started using this overhead watering trick I learned from a landscaping / garden company around the corner from my flower farm here in planting zone 6 NJ.

I hope this garden tip helps your hydrangeas look as fresh and green and pink as mine do in September and October .

Please remember to keep up with your deep root watering to keep your hydrangea healthy and hydrated . Many people forget to keep up with the watering in fall but temperatures often stay hot through some fall seasons and your plants will still need the extra water on hot weeks that have no rain .

Good luck with these planting tips flower tribe !
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46 views · 88 days ago

The term "fight or flight" is also known as the stress response. It's what the body does as it prepares to confront or avoid danger. When appropriately invoked, the stress response helps us rise to many challenges. But trouble starts when this response is constantly provoked by less momentous, day-to-day events, such as money woes, traffic jams, job worries, or relationship problems.

Deep Breathing is a common feature of several techniques that evoke the relaxation response. The first step is learning to breathe deeply.

Deep breathing benefits

Deep breathing also goes by the names of diaphragmatic breathing, abdominal breathing, belly breathing, and paced respiration. When you breathe deeply, the air coming in through your nose fully fills your lungs, and the lower belly rises.

For many of us, deep breathing seems unnatural. There are several reasons for this. For one, body image has a negative impact on respiration in our culture. A flat stomach is considered attractive, so women (and men) tend to hold in their stomach muscles. This interferes with deep breathing and gradually makes shallow "chest breathing" seem normal, which increases tension and anxiety.

Shallow breathing limits the diaphragm's range of motion. The lowest part of the lungs doesn't get a full share of oxygenated air. That can make you feel short of breath and anxious.

Deep abdominal breathing encourages full oxygen exchange — that is, the beneficial trade of incoming oxygen for outgoing carbon dioxide. Not surprisingly, it can slow the heartbeat and lower or stabilize blood pressure.
Practicing breath focus

First steps. Find a quiet, comfortable place to sit or lie down. First, take a normal breath. Then try a deep breath: Breathe in slowly through your nose, allowing your chest and lower belly to rise as you fill your lungs. Let your abdomen expand fully. Now breathe out slowly through your mouth (or your nose, if that feels more natural).

Breath focus in practice. Once you've taken the steps above, you can move on to regular practice of controlled breathing. As you sit comfortably with your eyes closed, blend deep breathing with helpful imagery and perhaps a focus word or phrase that helps you relax.

Creating a routine

Choose a special place where you can sit (or lie down) comfortably and quietly.
Don't try too hard. That may just cause you to tense up.
Don't be too passive, either. The key to eliciting the relaxation response lies in shifting your focus from stressors to deeper, calmer rhythms — and having a focal point is essential.
Try to practice once or twice a day, establish a habit.

Disclaimer: No content on this video/site, regardless of date, should ever be used as a substitute for direct medical advice from your doctor or other qualified clinician.

Namaste, Gabi

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27 views · 96 days ago

The power of believing. I was pondering the question today...why is it so difficult for us to believe that there is good in the world? As children we believed we would do good, and that we could become anything good we put our minds to, but, as we grow older the act of believing wane, we become cynical. Friends, we are living in a time where it’s hard to believe that things and people can be good. Listen, if we spend our days being cynical we will surely miss out on meeting good people, doing good things and hearing great ideas. Lesson, if you’ve searched high and low and just cannot find good in the world, good in someone or something...here’s a ~Tip, be the good and believe in yourself! If only you believed!
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27 views · 115 days ago

I was reading the book The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and came across these words, “No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world, and normally he doesn’t know it.” Friends, I know that we get so caught up with life, that we don’t know now important of a role we play in it. Listen, it is time to gain an understanding, of how central you are in the history of the world. Lesson, you make a profound difference, you are impactful. Tip, start valuing yourself more, start to see that you are the difference!! It’s time to become aware... it’s time to understand that the world have need of all you’ve got to give!
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#Drjoan

38 views · 115 days ago

When I write, I write to encourage you because while encouraging you... I am encouraging myself. Friends, we often look at people and think, “oh, I wish I had their confidence, or I wish I had their hustle and drive. Listen, let me encourage you today, and remind you that you have your own confidence, your own hustle, and your own drive. Lesson, you are not like anyone else. Therefore, never look at a person/people and wish you had what they have. Tip, you are equipped with everything you need to survive this life. Stop looking at others and look within!
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#beyourauthenticself
#lovetheskinyourein
#encourageyourself
#loveurself
#beyourbestself
#theresnoonelikeyou
#youreunique
#yourepowerful
#youreconfident
#yourefreetobe
#youregreat
#noonelikeyou
#designersoriginal
#letyoubeyou
#letmebeme
#drjoan

81 views · 204 days ago

I am of the belief that if the thing you were expecting to go your way didn’t work out... you’ve dodged a bullet. I believe wholeheartedly that when things don’t work out the way we want them to, there’s something bigger and better in store for us. However, no one ever thinks that way when they’re disappointed. Instead, we become frustrated, distressed and annoyed, because we’re unable to change the unfavorable results. Let’s say for example, you interview for that dream job, they loved you, they promise to call and your expectations are high, you’re grinning when you leave, happy because you think it’s in the bag. Weeks later they call and tell you, that they’ve hired someone else... How Frustrating!! In this particular case-expectation feeds frustration. Listen, it’s ok, every opportunity that presents it self before you may not necessarily be for you. Yes, it looks good, and sounds good, but that doesn’t mean it is good. Lesson, if the door doesn’t open...celebrate, be grateful and know there is something bigger and even better for you. Tip, believe...believe that something better awaits you!!
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#inspiration
#motivation
#inspiringconfidence
#peopleofallages
#letmebemenj.com
#fitfabandwelltube
#beyourauthenticself
#lovetheskinyourein
#encourageyourself
#loveurself
#beyourbestself
#theresnoonelikeyou
#yourepowerful
#youreconfident
#yourefreetobe
#youregreat
#noonelikeyou
#designersoriginal
#letyoubeyou
#letmebeme
#Drjoan

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