IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Even if you don’t feel ready to ramp up your Push Ups, its important to know what you’re trying for! So add a few Clapping Push Ups to your routine this week and start goal setting! [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Lettuce Wraps: All the delicious filling of a burrito, with none of the gluten or that heavy, weighed down feeling after your lunch break! Try our filling suggestions, but get creative and try your own!  [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day:  Writing  (the physical act of holding a pen and  paper in hand) – distills, crystallizes, and clarifies thought – helping us break the whole into parts. ~ Stephen Covey
Essential Element: Well people don’t necessarily experience any less stress; they simply develop better strategies and coping mechanisms for dealing with it. [Click here to read Spark Insight: Coping Mechanisms]
Journal: Just as deep breathing helps integrate body and mind, the act of writing bridges the gap between the conscious and subconscious minds. Take this week to give journaling a shot.  Even those of you devout non-journalers – give it  try for 7 days. Start by getting yourself a journal you like and will look forward to picking up.  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Muscle Ups are certainly one of the harder exercises we recommend, but it is vital to your physical health to have goals to be working towards. Put muscle ups on your bucket list today and commit to achieving things you once thought were out of your reach.  [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Just head to the drive through tonight, you’ve had a long week… APRIL FOOL’S! Ha! We would never recommend that, but we do have our stamp of approval on these Scallops Provencal!  [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: Up to a point a man’s life is shaped by environment… then there comes a time when it lies within his grasp to shape the clay of his life into the sort of thing he wishes to be… Everyone has it within his power to say, this I am today, that I shall be tomorrow.  ~ Louis L’Amour
Essential Element: Become deliberate in the allocation of your most precious assets.  Do not leave it to chance or resort to living in response to the world’s beckon call.  Pro-active management of these precious gifts is the surest way to enjoy a balanced life in an un-balanced world. [click here to read Spark Insight: 'Balance']
Journal: Our lives are shaped the by the choices we make. Take one day this week – even one morning or afternoon – and take account of your life. Write out the seven life time value accounts in your journal. Then write down your highest value / top priority in each. Consider how you are living these priorities out loud in your everyday, extraordinary life.  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Add a little resistance to your standard squat  today with Goblet Squats. This more challenging version will have those muscles confused and have YOU ready to hit your next level of fitness! [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Cucumber Turkey Avocado Rolls: The ‘Old You’ would have piled all these treats on two gluten-filled pieces of sandwich bread, right? Not anymore! These nutritious lunch ingredients are a wrap all in and of themselves!  [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote: Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable.~ Dr. Joyce Brothers
Essential Element: The greatest way to foster love is to offer it freely.  Choose to extend love to those around you without attachment to their response.  Do not give to get.  Give to give. [click here to read 'Spark Insight: Love']

Journal: Consider the difference be between an outcome based response value-based response. A outcomes based response reacts to a scenario based on the situation. A value based response responds to a scenario based on a person’s highest ideals (what they value most ). Write down in your journal the last time you responded to a difficult scenario with a value-based response – choosing to recognize the situation and it’s outcome and then basing your response to it on your highest values.  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

Positive Influence – Inspiring Success in Yourself and Others

by admin

Influence can be likened to a liquid that flows into and out of all of us. The character of what flows into us directly affects our internal state and affects what flows out of us, inevitably impacting what gets into others around us.

People, places, and experiences that provide positive influence are those that help us move nearer to our desired results and help us to be better today than we were yesterday. Many if not all of us can recall times of positive change in our thinking that enabled us to move well beyond what we initially anticipated. Some of us may even have enjoyed the privilege of watching others process inputs we provided and move themselves to better lives. More