Seven Steps To A Delicious Life: 2 Meditation

Meditation can help connect you with your higher self, with spirit, or however you like to think about it.Or, or as The Eagles advised, "don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy."If nothing else, meditation can slow down the chatter in our brains and allow deeper insights to come through.After some contemplation, it came to me that a meditation practice is key to designing a delicious life.  Perhaps it could have been step one. Some Simple Meditation Practices You could spend a lifetime searching YouTube for meditation samples and practices. Or meditation can be very simple.  Here are some suggestions.Simply focus your attention as your breath goes in, then goes out.Think a word such as "present" as you breath in, and "now" as you breath out.This can be done anywhere at any time.  When walking. When waiting somewhere. When sitting in a park. Anywhere.The goal of almost all meditation practices is to get you out of your head and...
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Sevens Steps To A Delicious Life – 1 What Do You Love?

This is the first of seven steps to creating a delicious life for yourself that you will love.Delicious for you could mean fun, sexy, adventurous, prosperous, satisfying, full of family, or anything else the resonates for you.The exercises in this series could be used to find a career for yourself, create better relationships, or simply enrich your life. Step 1: What Do You Love? List seven things that you love .  These could be activities like:Making music Making art Making love Traveling Learning new things Designing things Curing diseases Building things Helping people Doing nothing perfectly Gardening Research Exploring ideas Learning history Making hisory Tracing family history ...Whatever floats your boat.You can list the seven things you love on paper, in an email to yourself, or in a comment below.What seven things do you love?...
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Life Coach Jamey McDonald on the Delicious Phases of our Life Journey

Life Coach Jamey McDonald on the Delicious Phases of our Life Journey

Life coach Jamey McDonald talked to us about how Delicious changes according to what phase of life journey we are in.Jamey McDonald of Better Lives is a professional life coach and licenced counsellor. He brings over 30 years of people experience to the table. His specialty is in working with people in the midst of changes and transitions. Whether that change is brought on by positive events like graduation or promotions or retirement, or whether it is brought on by more painful experiences in the midst of life's relationships, Jamey brings wisdom and solutions to the situation.What Is Delicious For Your Life Journey? This changes as we grow older.  The focus and priorities are different at 30 than at 20. Each Phase Has Its Own Delicious Element Jamey talks about different phases as we move from our 20s, through the 30s, into our 40s, 50s, 60s, and older. Personal Coaching Sessions Coming soon is a video about Jamey's counselling services.  Until then, please check out jameymcdonald.caPlease join our Newsletter.  We are planning...
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Start Your Delicious Day With Lazy Morning Yoga

Start Your Delicious Day With Lazy Morning Yoga

Do you ever wake up in the morning far too early feeling frazzled with an urge to kickstart your body with coffee and tackle your gotta do but not sure why list? You are awake, so you might as well do something! Try Lazy Morning Yoga instead of coffee and The List.The young woman to the right is working far too hard for Lazy Morning Yoga, but it is a beautiful photo anyway. You can do that sort of Yoga later in the day.Stay In BedThe most important step is to not get out of bed, though you could slip to the bathroom and have a drink of water if needed.Start by lying on your back in the Savasana (fancy-smancy sanskrit word for lying on your back) pose, with your arms comfortably by your side with hands and feet relaxed. Allow yourself to breathe easily and deeply, as though you were sleeping. Your body will think it is sleeping...
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Find Your Voice with Dawna McLennan’s Muse’s Voice Workshops

Bonnie McDonald talks with Dawna McLennan (HarpPixie) about overcoming shyness and finding her voice for singing and life.Dawna played her harp and sang at a concert at the Unity Spiritual Centre. Although Bonnie did not see herself as a singer, she was so inspired by the HarpPixie concert that she signed up for Dawna's Muse's Voice workshop the next day. The Muse's Voice: Sing From The Inside Out It is a workshop about finding the space inside you where your sing with 'yes' and closing the gap between singing with yes and singing with 'no'.  I believe that we have everything within us to sing with our full, powerful voice. It is always a journey to sing with more and more freedom. To live with more and more freedom. The voice is an intimate instrument. It is a mirror for our degree of self acceptance. The more we can say yes to the voice we have, we all have a beautiful unique voice. The only person...
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Improve Your Health with Alana Taylor at Think Yoga

Yoga can help you create physical, spiritual, and emotional well being. Bonnie McDonald talks with Alana Taylor of Think Yoga about her practice and what benefits students get from a regular yoga practice.Hatha YogaAlana came to yoga after a personal loss and found the practice so helpful that she studied to become a Hatha Yoga teacher.Acceptance and GrowthThe practice includes accepting your body as it is and gently using yoga to improve flexibility and overall health.Class ExperienceAll students are welcome at all levels.  Bonnie described feeling loved and welcomed in her first class as someone new to yoga.Class ScheduleClasses are on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm and Saturday mornings at 9:30 am at a private studio.  You can contact Alana Taylor through the Think Yoga website at http://thinkyoga.ca/.15 Day Yoga ChallengeWe shot a short video of Alana demonstrating the Sun Salutation sequence for a 15 Day Yoga challenge. The challenge to you is to do the routine every day for 15...
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