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Developing a Prosperity Mindset

Would you believe me if I said prosperity begins in the mind? The mind works from the protective, negative mind, or from the expansive, positive mind. When the mind is being protective, it seems like there is just never enough money coming in the door. If we’re operating from the positive mind, we know that somehow, there is always enough. Enough work, enough money, enough clients and enough business.

Having a prosperity mindset isn’t just having enough work and enough money. It’s knowing and experiencing that we have plenty of what we truly need and want in life. It also means having enough fun, enough good health and enough good relationships. Developing a prosperity mindset means protecting ourselves from the fear and scarcity consciousness around us that there isn’t enough work or money. We do this using these steps.

1. Practice Gratitude: Appreciate where your money comes from and how much comes in. Appreciate the bills you can pay and the food on your table – they are signs you are living your life.
2. Start repeating daily: “I don’t know how yet, but I know there’s enough”.
3. Be courageous as you change your prosperity mindset.
4. Practice self-compassion as you learn to think positively and learn that there is enough.
5. Connect with people or courses who can help you create a prosperous mindset and life.

To find out more about therapies, meditation and yoga classes, visit http://www.relaxfromstress.ie, contact Tracy on 086-2202734 or email tracy@relaxfromstress.ie.

Published in the Connaught Telegraph newspaper on 28 Feb 2017

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Understanding Mindset

“Having the right mindset” is a phrase that’s often used. When we’re stressed and frustrated, it can be hard to even understand what having the right mindset even means. Our mindset is our self-belief about our skills and qualities. We can have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset. As we move through life, we can change from one mindset to another.

In a fixed mindset, we believe our basic qualities, like our intelligence or talent, are fixed traits. We spend time identifying rather than developing. When we have a fixed mindset, we believe that talent alone, without any effort, create success.

When we have a growth mindset, we believe our abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work. In a growth mindset, we have a love of learning and a strong resilience that is a central to success.

How do you approach life? Is it from a fixed mindset or a growth mindset? Do you believe that you are the way you are and there’s no changing? Or are you constantly curious, wanting to learn new things, changing your understanding of who you are?

A growth mindset is essential to achieve our goals and dreams. Often we need to learn, develop and change our patterns to improve our health, finances, career and relationships. What one thing would you like to try this week to grow?

To find out more about therapies, meditation and yoga classes, visit http://www.relaxfromstress.ie, contact Tracy on 086-2202734 or email tracy@relaxfromstress.ie.

Published in the Connaught Telegraph newspaper on 21 Feb 2017

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What Is Personal Empowerment?

“I feel so empowered”. Saying that out loud to someone can draw a few raised eyebrows. It’s a concept that’s common to hear in self-help and personal development books and courses. But what does it mean?

Personal empowerment means developing the confidence and strength to set realistic goals and fulfil our potential. This means we power ourselves up to learn a new skill, lose weight, start exercising or manage our health or finances. We all have strengths and weaknesses and a range of skills that are used in everyday situations, but all too often we undervalue our true abilities. Becoming empowered means learning and appreciating our true abilities and using them to help ourselves and to help others.

Becoming empowered is a daily process that of taking control of our lives by making positive choices and setting goals. Personal empowerment involves self-awareness and an understanding of what are values and what values we would like to develop. It involves developing our skills through experience, practice, education and training to achieve our goals.

Personal empowerment also means been gentle and compassionate with ourselves as we learn and understand our strengths and weaknesses. As we learn to be kinder to ourselves, we begin to see and appreciate everything that goes on in our lives daily. We find that our mental, emotional and physical health improves.

To find out more about therapies, meditation and yoga classes, visit http://www.relaxfromstress.ie, contact Tracy on 086-2202734 or email tracy@relaxfromstress.ie.

Published in the Connaught Telegraph on 14 Feb 2017

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Embracing Shame Resilience

We all have things we feel shame about. It can be our financial situation, our relationships, our weight or body shape, or something we did years ago or yesterday. Recently I read books by Brene Brown, a shame researcher who tries to understand how we can live life easier.

When we experience shame, we are experiencing a belief that we are inadequate in some way. It’s a self-belief that we are so flawed that we don’t deserve to be loved or to belong. It is an emotion experienced by all human beings from time to time and one that erodes the quality of our lives.

Brene Brown says shame cannot survive exposure. When we identify it, recognise it, understand why we’re feeling shame, and then talk it out with others, we develop shame resilience. Sometimes something we feel shame about can feel worse in our head. We need other people that we trust to help us see that we deserve love and deserve to belong.

According to Brene Brown, there are four steps to developing shame resilience.
1. Recognize shame when we feel it.
2. Recognize our social and cultural expectations and how we react to shame.
3. Connections – make meaningful empathetic and compassionate connections with others.
4. Share it – speak about that which is most shameful to us – Shame cannot survive exposure.

To find out more about therapies, meditation and yoga classes, visit http://www.relaxfromstress.ie, contact Tracy on 086-2202734 or email tracy@relaxfromstress.ie.

Published in the Connaught Telegraph on 7 Feb 2017

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