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Encouragement and ideas from the Sparkle Sisters about Loving Yourself, Money and Health.

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Improved Quality of Life (Benefits of Gratitude)

Posted on January 30, 2020 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Gratitude can change your life by quite literally improving the quality of it. You’re the sum of all your parts, and it’s gratitude that can help to benefit each of those small parts. Your mental health and wellness, your emotional and spiritual aptitude, and even your physical strength can all be derived from simple of gratitude.

Studies have uniquely linked gratitude with satisfaction of life and it’s no secret that people who are grateful for things are far more satisfied in their lives. When you can appreciate the importance of things in your life, no matter what shape, size or form factor they might take on, it improves all the parts and pieces of you. 


Hugs from Kris


Shift Your Focus (Benefits of Gratitude)

Posted on January 30, 2020 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Life is all about focus. Whatever we focus on, we move towards. When we live in a state of troubles and negativity, we see more of that. It’s easy to see something in a negative light when you’re focused on that. It’s easy to see all the problems surrounding a situation when your thinking is habitually geared towards that.

 

On the flip side, it’s also easy to see things in a positive light, even when problems come. If you’ve ever met a super positive person, you know what I mean. They look for the silver-lining in the all situations (even when things go sideways). AND, if they can’t find one, they try to find solace in the fact that whatever they are going through will either pass or make them stronger.

 

But it’s not just about being a positive person; having gratitude can change your life because it breathes positivity into everything you’re doing. It’s a monumental shift in focus, a new way of seeing things, one that involves a wild-eyed appreciation for the beauty of all things. You move from living in a state of lack, to living in a state of sheer abundance in every possible way.

 

Still, this doesn’t happen overnight. This shift in focus requires time and a habitual retraining of the mind. But it does occur. You can easily move from a negative state to a positive state by recounting all of the things that you have to be grateful for on a daily basis.


Hugs from Kris

 

 

 

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Gaining Momentum.. Business #2

Posted on January 25, 2020 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

My first business was an event business. I launched my first event and felt like a champion. THEN I realised it was one event in one month. I knew I would have to do more, a lot more, to make it an actual income- earning business (and not just a hobby). 

Doing my first event gave me courage and confidence... but it also made me worried. Could I do it again? What if it didn't sell out? Stop. Right. There. As soon as you are asking questios like this, stop... and rephrase. Ask, 'How can I do this again?' and 'How come my event is sold out'.. because the brain is seeking solutions... so if you pose good questions, your brain will find good answers. 

I kept momentum going for my next events: 

1. Choose 6 dates in the next month for events. DATES: 

2. Shared on Facebook photos from first event. DATE of posting: 

3. Shared on Facebook memes/sayings that were related to my business: DATE of posting 

4. LIVE on Facebook with me - talk about my events, tell people to get their tickets: DATE of LIVES

5. Make plans for website and online store 

6. Find new venues for events 

When I started, I accepted e-transfers and cash. It WAS difficult to ensure people would attend and in the early days, I had a lot that said, 'Oh, I'll just pay cash' and then they would not show up. Lessons learned. If people have a paid ticket, that is best. 

I am such a believer in setting dates, taking steps towards what you NEED to do to keep momentum going. Set a date, write it down and then work towards it. And remember, just keep going! 

Hugs from Kris  

Starting Out ..Business #1

Posted on January 25, 2020 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

You want to start a business! That's great!

It's exciting, overwhelming, nerve racking, wonderful... so many things. 

So, once you've decided...where do you start? 

There are many paths to choose, trust me. And there is not neccesarily a 'right way'. The key thing is to lay out a plan, with specific starting points, lay out a date for launch and then make it happen. Dates are very imporatant for accountability. If you don't set a timeline for yourself, it's easy to push it back, procrastinate and wait.. for just this one more thing to happen.. or whatever. 

Here is how I started my first business: 

1. CreateFacebook Page AND Group. Create by DATE:

2. Invite 50 Friends. Invite by DATE: 

3. Book 1st event. Event DATE:

4. Goal of participants at event. Participants: 10 (this is what I started for) 

Once I set those dates, I wrote them on my calendar (desk calendar, pen and paper!) 

Then I worked towards them... I wanted to succeed. Number 3 was the hardest because that would be out of the comfort of my own home. That would be me actually doing it. That would be me starting... but I did it. 

And for me, Facebook was the social platform that I felt *most* comfortable with. Nowadays, you have your choices! Start where you feel good, where your friends and community are. Over time, I added instagram, twitter, an online store and a website (Remember, this was my first business- more to come when I started my second business- youtube, merchandise, large scale events and launches). 

But in your very first endeavor, makegood plans, make them happen and as always, just keep going. 

Hugs from Kris 

Celebrate all that You are

Posted on January 16, 2020 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Celebrate all that You Are!! I'm a cat lover, auntie, artist, sister. I am kind, fun and friendly. There's no point in focusing in on what you are NOT... celebrate who you ARE!

 

I'm not a rock climber. Too bad for rocks!

I'm not a lawyer. But guess what...?... it wouldn't be for me.

 

Be kind to yourself. AND even more.. CELEBRATE. Let go of worry and self-doubt. Find the things that make you WONDERFUL. And celebrate those. Tell me what something that makes you who YOU are!


hugs from Kris

Love Yourself...You are Worth it!

Posted on January 16, 2020 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Good morning!! It’s a beautiful day!

 

How are you today? Doing great? Happy as a clam?

Or are you feeling low? Criticized? Not good enough?... You’re not alone!

 

Today give yourself some grace, some self love! You are doing a great job in whatever it is you’re doing! No one else can decide for you what’s right for YOU.

 

Take ownership for your part in situations then release whatever it is that’s bringing you down and know that you are in control of how you react, how you choose to feel for the rest of the day!

 

Get empowered by writing out a list of all the wonderful things about yourself and give yourself grace.

 

No one is perfect �� the sparkle squad loves you! ��


Hugs from Angela 

Self Care Sunday

Posted on January 16, 2020 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Self Care Sunday! What have you done for you lately?

Small things count, but make sure it's dedicated time for you. ��

 

If you don't feel like you have time today, schedule something for the upcoming week. Write it on your fridge, mirror or calendar. What 5-10 minutes can be just for you (longer if you can!). If you need to start small, please do! Train yourself to make yourself a priority! :)

 

We get it.. it can be hard with jobs, friends, spouses, kids, houses, pets, meetings, shopping, cooking, classes, fitness... all the things that fill our busy days! And, yes, they need to be tended to. ��

 

Just make sure YOU are on the list too. ❤️


Hugs from Kris

Take Care of your Self. And take a Selfie for goodness sake!

Posted on January 16, 2020 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

When people say post a current selfie of yourself I notice I DON’T TAKE SELFIES!

 

Is it because I don’t believe I’m beautiful or worthy of a selfie?

 

Is it because I often feel disheveled and rarely take the time for myself to LOOK NICE? (Possibly ��)

 

Or is because I just don’t care about selfies! ��

 

For me, it’s the latter of these that is true!

 

For 2020 I made a promise to myself to take care of ME.

 

Too often I’m left eating scraps, shoving my hair into a ponytail and wearing the clothes from the day before because I fell asleep in them!!#truestory #easymorning

 

So what does taking care of ME mean?

 

1. I’ve joined a fitness group of like minded ladies who inspire me to do home fitness #30minutes #icandothis

 

2. Shower more than once a week - there i said it out loud- I go days without showering to the point I ask myself “hmmm when was the last day I showered?” #stinkypits

 

3. Take the time to get dressed and brush my hair. And on SUPER DUPER GOOD DAYS do my make- up. I do enjoy painting my face. It makes me feel extra pretty

 

4. Read my personal MANTRAS that remind me to be ME!

 

Why now you ask, 42 years into my life? Why not now! Your Life Sparkles is my caveat. If I’m going to talk the walk. I better walk my talk- get my drift?

 

I do not begrudge my past self. She did everything exactly how she was supposed to. But I’m super excited to be me! ��

 

I’m excited to train my brain TO LOVE ME! To tell me I’m good. To tell me that if I quit today I’m not a failure and to get right back up and start again!

 

The power to believe in yourself is IN YOU!!

 

Start today. Train you’re brain—-

 

YOU ARE WORTH IT!!

 

#yourlifesparkles #youareworthit


Hugs from Lisa 

I Have Time.. How to Keep Going

Posted on January 16, 2020 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

FOCUS ON YOU! SELF CARE!

What does this mean?

 

One aspect in my life I am improving is my health, fitness and nutrition. (My financial self care side is a work in progress to!) It’s not easy!

 

I started a home workout routine with the help of a friend @Tashagagne

 

Day 1: I was excited to start.

 

Day 2: still roaring to go.

 

Day 3: What is happening to me. I’m sore, I’m sooo sore.

 

Day 4: I want to curl up and suck my thumb and put blankets over my head. But I also don’t want to have to say to to myself and my friend - uhh I didn’t do it.... so here I am. Phone timer on checking every minute. Screaming occasionally “I can do this”.

 

The power to be great is in us. It’s in YOU! I believe in you so tell yourself today that you believe in yourself!

 

There are barriers that stop us. Fear, time, money etc.

So how do we move past these barriers to reach the YOU, you want to be?

 

Use your supports, people you you call friends and family, take moments to be mindful of your surroundings and happenings. Find out what is important to you and your self care.

 

Make a plan.

 

Make it simple (10 minute walk, 10 minute tea/coffee, 2 minutes of deep breathing— it all counts)

 

Take your first step and put your plan into action. Do what you set out to do.

 

And “IF” along the path you miss a step THATS OK! It’s not a failure because GUESS WHAT? The power is in you to start again. You never fail if you continue to get back up!

 

What got me to start my fitness self care? Believe it or not it was my new 2020 Sticky note Mantra:

 

I HAVE TIME!!!

 

Often I stress myself out saying “ I don’t have time....!” So now my mantra is assisting my mindset. I HAVE TIME!!

 

At YOUR LIFE SPARKLES we constantly say “train your brain”. It believes what you tell it.

 

So love yourself. Care for yourself! Make a plan.

 

#yourlifesparkles #selfcare #mantra


Hugs from Lisa 

 


Pre-cut Veggies Each week

Posted on January 8, 2020 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

I try to start each week with fresh cut up veggies for easy access.

If your like me, the UNCUT veggies rarely get touched.

 

Weekly food prep is an awesome way for me to help my family choose healthy snacks throughout the week, myself included!

 

If I don’t have ready cut up veggies ready to eat, the cookie jar is my go to or toast! Because it’s so easy and yummy.

 

My mouth and brain love to eat the cookies and chocolates BUT when I do right by my body AND choose healthy, my body and brain THRIVE!!

 

I always feel so good when I eat well! I just wish it was easy!

Hugs from Lisa


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