I admit I’m a little silly when it comes to blogging. I mean, I love to write. I need to write, actually. It’s a sanity saver with no substitute, particularly during tumultuous times. Some people work out to relieve stress. Others read, or reach out to friends, or reach for a bottle. Me, I write. The material is not always good, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s for me.
Yet I somehow find myself with three dreadfully neglected blogs. And they are not just for me. They’re for family and friends and my beloved Kyani business. I would resolve to write more this year, but I think that’s a Captain Obvious move. In 2013 (and beyond) I’m looking for clarity of purpose; for patience and pride-reduction and, ugh–punctuality. And peace. To achieve even modest gains in these areas, I need to write. Every day and twice on Sunday. Every other day and thrice on Saturday. Something, everything, more than I have been … so the goal is pretty attainable at present.
The arrival of my second baby boy last April knocked my socks off, and I don’t even wear socks on this island, so you know it was intense! I’ve had time to adjust and reinvent my pockets of time, and I’m happy to be rebooting my business with the following promo: I’m giving away a $500 spa package for simply sharing your journey of family health!
Submit your two best wellness tips along with a picture of your family and 100 or so words on how you make health a priority, and BAM! You’re entered into this fabulous giveaway. Could you use a massage? Rhetorical question, right?! And that’s just for starters! So drum up those recipes, fitness tips, lethargy busters and strategies for zen, and enter today on my Facebook page:
Happy New Year!
This year’s international Kyani convention was held in Kona, Hawaii. What an experience! Aside from the sun, sand, surf, good eats and great company, the motivation-o-meter was off the charts. The highlight for me was hearing Jack Canfield speak about the law of attraction. Years ago (maybe even last year), I would likely have dismissed this as New Age-y doublespeak, but now the words resonate. It all just makes sense. When you’re ready to receive the message of truly creating your own destiny, doors will open. Y’know, like the Wizard of Oz thing. The power was within you all along … words to that effect. Check out the video and see how we Experience More. Next year’s convention is in Vegas–can’t wait!!!
I use the word stagnation a lot when I’m frustrated with myself.
Stagnate, stagnated, stagnation, stuck. The ‘ole sideways crab walk. One big stick-in-the-mud.
Thing is, I accept the doldrums as central to human experience … but I try to accept them on my terms.
I may feel blue, but I don’t have to marinate–stagnate–in this state of mind. I try to focus on what is next. When I rebound, when I’m myself. What makes me feel alive?
Family, friends, belly laughter, hiking, baking, jogging, journaling, buffet-ing, dreaming, holding my son as he sleeps.
Freedom of choice.
I love to make lists of what is to come, what needs to be done, what remains to be seen. It’s important to savor the present, yes, but when I feel sluggish and sad, I must open my window to the future and dream away.
Have you checked out what Kyani has to offer? It just might be the antidote to the doldrums in your life.
A limiting belief is an idea that restricts your full potential, limiting your life experience. First, notice when you speak, write or even think a limiting belief ["I'm not a good writer," "I'm not articulate," "I'm not good enough" (in any way)]. Then shift the focus. Start looking at it as an area you “get to” develop & improve upon (just by adding the word “yet” to the end of the sentence you move into empowerment!)
Question: What would you change about your life this very minute if you thought your potential outweighed your excuses?
My answer: I’d go to the gym. And instead of doing my usual ho-hum 20 minutes on the Stepmill, I’d crank it up and run on the treadmill for as long as I could. How far can I run? I have no idea, because I usually stop when I think I’ve atoned for the day’s caloric sins.
My brother and sister run marathons. Yay them, right? I’ve never had the desire to do so, really, but I’d like to try a halfie. Aside from the knee problems I’ve had off-and-on for five or six years, I know that what has actually prevented me from trying thus far has been my fear of hard work and failure (in that order). Nothing revolutionary in this admission, but sometimes it’s beneficial to see it in print, eh?
I’ll tell you what, because of my sexy orthotics and the power of NitroFX , I’m able to run short distances again. If I pushed myself, I could do more. If I believed in myself unequivocally, I’d sign up for that half-marathon today.
I’m not a runner … yet. But I am a fighter, and I look no further than this guy for inspiration.
Oh, and if you’re still jonesing for moving material, check out Tyrone Curry. As one commenter remarked, this guy is “pure gold.”
Yesterday as I reached for my overflowing bag of girl products, I happened to glance at the label on my eye cream. Granted, I use the stuff almost every night, but I’m usually too busy shellacking it on to pay further heed. I hadn’t read the teeny print at the base of the tube in many moons, so I was pleasantly surprised to receive this pearl of wisdom from my bag balm:
“what you believe is what you become”
And that’s just it, right?
I’ll be honest, friends. I’ve failed at many endeavors in my life. Not the kind that leads to bankruptcy or a name change, but the small-to-medium variety that bruises pride and erodes belief in yourself. I’ve spent many (oh-so-many!) hours pondering my murky future and rerouting plans.
Kyani changed that sad-hamster-on-a-wheel-to-nowhere routine for me. The company is solid, the products are outstanding, the opportunity makes my head spin. I believe in it.
What do you believe?
I’m on my way to greener (greenback-filled) pastures because I believe in the power of my dreams.
There are empowering beliefs and disempowering beliefs. Making it a practice to “qualify” which category a particular belief falls into (each opinion you hear, idea expressed or thought you have) moves a person into their power to manifest will into reality.
I love this guy. He might not be everyone’s cup of Yogi Tea, but I dig his vibe. My inner whiner needs daily exposure to messages that recalibrate Mission Control. When dealing with my depression, it is especially vital that well-trodden neurotransmitters be jostled to and fro, early and often.
What does this quote mean to you?
Remember when that hearty little Travelocity gnome first graced our ad-weary eyes? He was kinda funny, right? The jolly accent, goofy hijinks, deals-o-plenty… no? Well, I’m easily entertained.
I was thinking that since everyone but my mom loves Hawaii (she dreads visiting, for real–not a fan of island humidity), I’m going to take my nerdhood to new heights by traveling with this here bottle of Sunrise. Sunny and I will show you Hawaii from our
toddlerific vantage point. As in, strike the nightclubs~all hail the marvel of nature’s throw-friendly bounty. (So many rocks, so little time…)
Ko’olina is a man-made collection of four lagoons that is paradise personified. Weekdays find the place blessedly uncrowded (the antithesis to your average Waikiki outing), and the water is perfect for both novice swimmers and those who chase lightning fast toddlers for a living.
No trip is complete without encountering an immaculate Japanese wedding party, but I just didn’t feel comfy planting a bottle of Sunrise in their path for my geeky blogging purposes. Maybe next time.
A fellow beach mom asked me if I had lugged a bottle of Skyy vodka with me on this glorious Hawaii morn, and I made sure to tell her how the Miracle of Alaska far exceeded the tomfoolery in that other blue bottle. She didn’t seem convinced, however, suspiciously eyeing me to make sure I didn’t imbibe without her.
Anyway, this is lagoon #4, the most popular due to its large parking lot. I adore Ko’olina and will miss the seclusion when the gigantor Disney resort finishes construction and our nice hideaway becomes Waikiki Jr. Ah well, that’s Oahu living.
I love quotes and motivational nuggets.
Take this one.
Do not fear going forward slowly, fear only to stand still.
Simple, yes, but it speaks to me because I am not one to propel myself skyward with giant leaps in productivity. Rather, sustained efforts have rewarded me over time. Sure, this is at odds with my impatient nature, but I’ve always believed that the tortoise will end up at the same place as the speedy hare. The well-wishers and entertainment may be gone, but there will still be refreshments!
The right way to run your business and your life is at your pace. That said, it’s important to push the boundaries of what is convenient, familiar and possible. This is tricky, and I’m constantly assessing what the right balance is for our family.
So… the early bird may get the worm, but the tortoise can live to be over 100!
My husband has a pretty reliable job. We are fortunate in many ways.
But one income in Hawaii doesn’t go too far, and when we added a kid to the mix (thus forgoing a second income so I could hang out in my pjs all day–KIDDING–only on Fridays…), considerable strain resulted.
I had this preternatural calm about our creeping debt, however. My optimism stemmed from a vague (read: unfounded) belief that better things were coming down the pipeline, and I just had to be patient. Only I’m not a very patient person. (Unless I’m eating something savory, such as an oversized block of dark, dark chocolate. Then I have the patience of Job.)
Anyway, my husband, a devout disciple of the Suze Orman School of Hard Financial Knocks, despaired over the decline. Arguments ensued, misunderstandings multiplied, limited-menu dinners grew more mundane and less appealing.
So I was ready for Kyäni when I found it. It was admittedly harder to get my husband on board. But all along, I trusted my judgment–I think it’s a myth that some people have better instincts than others. I believe it’s a power we can all tap into, so long as we’re attuned to our core values and intentions.
Essentially, this is what I’m trying to say: There is no opportunity in the US today like Kyäni. Whether as a primary or secondary income, people are looking for help, looking for answers. Kyäni has them.
Consider these facts. You don’t need a college degree or special skills to work this business. YOU control your destiny. You don’t need experience, you have no boss, the future is yours and you can create it to your specifications. You own your dreams.
Are your dreams worth the effort of stepping outside the box?
Kyani Living in the Aloha StateWhat brings you to KyaniMommy? Seeking better health? Looking to build wealth? Or did you just hit the wrong key? Whatever the case, here’s the skinny: I’m a mom, wife, dream chaser, wannabe wellness guru and Kyani enthusiast here to share my optimistic advance towards a holistic Mecca I hope exists somewhere near Greece. Amidst my musings you'll find the opportunity of a lifetime. DON'T MISS THE BOAT!
Galvanizing Quote of the MomentEach one of you has your own platform. You can help somebody, you can listen, you can forgive. My greatest wish for all of you ... is that you carry whatever you are supposed to be doing and don't waste any more time. --Oprah