#1. Say out loud every day: “I declare that I am healthy in body, mind and spirit.”
You create your present and future through your thoughts, words and actions. Starting with your thoughts.
#2. Talk to the Creator. Then listen.
Prayer is talking to God. Meditation is listening to God inside you. Your inner GPS.
#3. Be a WARRIOR not a worrier.
Expect the best but prepare for the worst with no obsessing on what-if. Trust that your antagonists are your teachers. You stand to learn the most about yourself from dealing with personalities and situations that challenge you.
#4. When it comes to your time and energy, give until it feels good, not until it hurts.
Good acts will come back to you in time. But if you feel taken advantage of, figure out why you feel that way and how you will do it differently next time.
#5. Unclutter. Everywhere.
Home clutter: Get rid of stuff you no longer need. Have a garage sale or donate it to charity.
Head clutter: Limit your news intake to 20 minutes a day. Don’t watch TV programs that bring you down, shows about serial killers, autopsies and demons. Switch to Super Soul Sunday with Oprah. Always fill your gas tank before it’s half empty, and give yourself an extra 15 minutes to reach your destination.
Gut clutter: Choose water as your default beverage. Stop eating before you feel full, at least six days a week, because it takes 30 minutes after you stop eating to realize you are full. Eat what you want on the 7th day; you have earned it.
#6. Realize that nothing is permanent.
Youth, career, beauty, money, reputation, lovers and friends are transitory phenomena. Don’t become so attached to people and stuff that you neglect your inner truth. Drastic life changes need not rock your world for very long. The only thing you can count on forever is God, who is never apart from you.
#7. Stop trying to change people.
If people in your life drain your energy, make yourself as unavailable as humanly possible. If you are married to a toxic person, love yourself enough to change the situation because God knows you cannot change the person.
#8. Show up.
Focus on the person who is talking to you. Don’t think about what you are going to say next, until it is your turn to talk. Choose your words with compassion, especially when speaking to your children. If your loved one is having a hard time in life, don’t assume you know what that loved one needs. Ask them “How do you feel I can best help you?”
#9. Speak up.
Don’t tolerate abuse or neglect of a person or pet. Pay attention to what’s going on. If you see something, say something or do something. The universe has made you aware so that you can help. What you do (or don’t do) in response will become part of the tapestry of your life.
#10. Appreciate nature.
Mama Nature wants to heal you. Go sit outside. Take walks if you can. Pay attention to sounds, sights, smells, feelings and details. Not only will this relax you, it will help develop your intuitive gifts.
#11. Stay connected to the arts.
Artists bring a bit of heaven to earth. If you know how to play an instrument, paint or sing a song – Do it. You don’t have to be good at it. You will benefit from doing. Dance when the mood strikes. Take advantage of free and low-cost community venues. Visit a museum; go to a play.
#12. Cleanse the energy in your home.
Your home is your sanctuary. Clear out the spiritual dust bunnies by cleansing your home on occasion. If you don’t know how, hire a caring professional who will not only clear your home but will teach you how to do it yourself.
#13. Tell your loved ones that you love them. Often.
If you always say “I love you”, then you won’t have to doubt later whether you said it.