Take responsibility for your life | Blossom & Bloom [10] Fighting the victim mentality

In posts to come we will start shifting from the mental aspect to living your best life, into more tangle and physical things. But before we get there, we must discus the “victim mindset” and the “why me mindset.” Real talk baddies. There is no room for either of those if you truly want to … Continue reading Take responsibility for your life | Blossom & Bloom [10] Fighting the victim mentality

Meditation| Blossom & Bloom [9]: It may not be what you think.

Baddies – let’s talk a little about meditation. As we continue on the journey to blossom and bloom, I would be remiss if I never mentioned this powerful mindfulness tool. I am a firm and adamant believer in meditating. I believe there is at least one aspect of meditating that can help everyone. Whether it … Continue reading Meditation| Blossom & Bloom [9]: It may not be what you think.

Affirmations | Blossom & Bloom [8] Laying the groundwork for success

It starts in the mind. It is our mind frame that determines if we are going to overcome all challenges and succeed or if we are going to doubt ourselves and shrink behind pressure and fear. Boost yourself daily by affirming yourself. By repeating affirmations, you get a head start on anything that might bring … Continue reading Affirmations | Blossom & Bloom [8] Laying the groundwork for success

Staying Present | Blossom & Bloom [7]: Everything is NOW

“If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” -Lao Tzu Staying in the present moment is easier said than done, right? There are so many distractions. Circumstances and responsibilities like, work demands, family, kids, television, social media, music, friends, … Continue reading Staying Present | Blossom & Bloom [7]: Everything is NOW

Reflect and Observe | Blossom &Bloom [6]: My thoughts were not my own -Reflection on where the negative beliefs came from

Let’s delve a little deeper into negative speech. We discussed how our brains have a negative bias and tend to highlight negative events/feelings over positive ones.  And it is with effort and practice that one can move into a more positive space semi-automatically. In order to truly live our best lives and bloom, we need … Continue reading Reflect and Observe | Blossom &Bloom [6]: My thoughts were not my own -Reflection on where the negative beliefs came from

Fighting your Negative Bias | Blossom & Bloom [5]: Destructive Speech

In the last post [Mindful Intentions] I described how the brain has a negative bias. This means we have a tendency to remember traumatic experiences over positive ones. React stronger to negativity than positivity and think about negative things more frequently than positive ones. This example from VeryWellMind describes it perfectly: “…you might be having … Continue reading Fighting your Negative Bias | Blossom & Bloom [5]: Destructive Speech

Mindful Intentions | Blossom & Bloom: The Foundation to Flourishing [4]

Baddies! Everything we have done so far was laying the foundation to becoming exceptionally mindful and intentional in your daily lives, which is the groundwork to living your best lives. The brain has a negativity bias. Meaning it is generally easier for us all to move into negative thoughts or remember negative experiences than it … Continue reading Mindful Intentions | Blossom & Bloom: The Foundation to Flourishing [4]

Learn Who You Is | Blossom & Bloom [3] : How to Develop an Understanding of Self and Increase Self-Awareness

As you are practicing self-love, continued from the last post [Inside Out], you will inevitably start to develop a better understanding of who you are as a person. “Self-awareness involves being aware of different aspects of the self, including traits, behaviors, and feelings.” They say there are 3 perceptions of you. There is how you … Continue reading Learn Who You Is | Blossom & Bloom [3] : How to Develop an Understanding of Self and Increase Self-Awareness