I want to take a moment and thank you for all the love and personal emails I received since writing last week’s blog post… it really means a lot to me (my love language-words of affirmation, Hello!). Also, I wanted to apologize for not writing you for several months and at the same time thank you for your loyalty and commitment to my message of living healthy #8daysaweek. As I made the transition from New York to Paris on January 2nd for a 6-month work assignment, it took me a month or so to adjust and fully immerse myself into the culture.
I look forward to sharing some of my good, bad and ugly moments of adjusting to a city where the language is foreign and the geography is new… let me just say it has made for an interesting month so far and I wouldn’t change it for the world #blissedout.
I’m committed to serving you every Tuesday for the rest of this year through different vehicles like blog, vlog, audio samples, interviews with experts and well-designed pdf cheatsheets to up your health game. I have a feeling you are going to like how I mix it up on you, just how my clients like the spontaneity I give them.
Also, I want to remind you that I always welcome your feedback and questions – I’m a big believer that the only way we are going to inspire a higher level of energy and consciousness around wellness is if you help me curate the content. Teamwork makes the dream work; let’s dream big.
My approach to 8 Days A Week Wellness is always through the 3W’s of Move Well, Eat Well, and Think Well. This week I want to encourage you around the Think Well component and address your Champion Mindset. When you master your mindset you move in the direction you are meant to move in. (This week’s tweetable)
My fitness mentor Todd Durkin is always preaching “Get Your Mind Right”… and I’ve found over the last 15 years that you can exercise and practice proper nutrition but if you don’t invest time into developing a positive mindset, your results will never reach the next level you are going for. Part of developing this mindset has to do with knowing how to create mental space and what to do with the space you create… and this week I’m excited to share with you the foundation of my personal meditation practice that I’ve been doing for over 12 years.
My mentor Uncle Joe taught me a specific breathing technique that has served me and many of my clients over the years. Today I not only share the technique but I share the “why” behind the technique in less than a minute. Not sure about you, but I’ve never been one of those people that can just memorize something that’s said to me unless I understand the why behind the subject. Once I know the why, I’ll never forget it… and most importantly I’ll actively use it. If you are like me then you will love this weeks message and take action.
Lastly, I’d like to add that I’m not just sharing some meditation toolkit with you today… I’m passing on a gift that was given to me before my mentor Uncle Joe graduated to heaven and the #1 reason why I moved to New York and started my company with such vision.
The vision was and still is Find Your Center aka Get Your Mind Right. Let me warn you that this is the most challenging part of wellness. Most people fall short because like Abs in the gym, they put it at the end of their workout or in this case, their day. I challenge you to start your day with 1 minute of mindfulness for the next 22 days.
I didn’t feel that just writing about this would make a big impact on you because I want this to be experiential for you. So, I locked myself in a recording studio (got my inner Jay-Z on!) and recorded multiple meditations.
Over the 3 hours of recording I remembered many nuggets of wisdom that my mentor shared with me. Through a bunch of tears, smiles, and laughs I made an attempt to honor Uncle Joe as I pass on the gift that was given to me and I hope it makes a difference in your life.
I’ll be sharing 8 different recordings that will build on each other over the next 6 months. I hope you love them as much as I loved creating them for you.
With every blessing,
If you missed last week’s blog post – head on over here and check it out. Move it or lose it, fam! “See” you next Tuesday. Same time, same place!