By Lynda Jensen
Summer has come to an end and fall is officially upon us. The play and adventure that exists during the summer can start to dwindle as we enter the fall. We tend to start staying indoors more, exercising less, eating foods that aren’t as fresh, and in general, we are less active. In the fall, it becomes easier to do things that aren’t really helping us be our most vibrant self. With that in mind, just because summer is over doesn’t mean that we can’t be physically active, have fun, or that we must forget all that we are learning. Below are 7 simple things to keep us on track, and encourage us to transition into fall by staying active and healthy in our body, heart, mind, and soul.
With fall upon us, cool, crisp air is the perfect time to still enjoy the outdoors. Activities like biking, hiking, and walking are all great ways to keep your body moving. Not only does it keep us moving but we get to be out in nature. Because...
When was the last time you were truly happy?
What did it LOOK like.
What did it FEEL like.
The key to happiness is identifying the things that bring true joy into our lives and do them more often! I’ve identified 5 things that you can do immediately to raise your happiness quotient.
1. Simply receive God’s love for you.
Are you ready to receive it?
It is a free gift and can only be received by faith. He loves us because He wants to, not because we deserve it. His love is unconditional and never ending. If you have a hard time believing that he really does love you, begin stating out loud that He does and take notice of every manifestation of His love.
I find so much of His love in nature around me.
2. Connect with other people.
Relationships are the heart of happiness.
If you want to be happy, be a true friend. Especially be a good friend to the most important people in your life… your spouse, parents, children, friends, etc. Make a conscious commitment to being...
I know the power of thoughts! Unfortunately, I used them in a negative way to almost completely destroy myself. I didn’t realize what I was doing at the time, but I was digging a pit deeper and deeper for myself. The journey out of the pit and to the promised land has been an adventure indeed.
The amazing thing is that I believe that my path was to go to the pit, the dark abyss, for a time to know what it really feels like to be lost and alone. It has birthed a new level of compassion within me for those that are struggling that I never had before. I feel so deeply for those that have lost hope and struggle with depression, anxiety, grief, pain and low self worth.
I realize that I had placed so much of my worth in the label I had as a mother.
I wanted nothing more than to be a wonderful mother.
When my little daughter, Olivia, unexpectedly passed away in her sleep following a brief illness, so did my worth and value in my own eyes.
I felt as though I had failed her, God and...
Welcome to the Vibrant Living Academy blog!
We hope you’ll stop by often. I feel a great passion and drive to help others heal from past wounds, find clarity and live joyful, purpose driven lives. November is the month of Thanksgiving and a time when we focus on gratitude. Below are a few tips and activities to do this month. As you do these, be prepared to have the floodgates of love and joy open in your life. Another benefit is when our lives flow with gratitude and praise, we develop a greater immunity to paths of darkness.
Tip #1 – Before you get out of bed in the morning or fall asleep at night, think of 10 things that you are grateful for. Make this a daily practice. Once we seriously start praising God for our blessings, our troubles and burdens seem to lighten.
Tip #2 – When someone does something nice for you, let that person know how much you appreciate it. A simple smile, note, phone call, text or facebook...