Tuesday, December 8, 2009
SELF-LOVEWhat ACTION are you taking & why is it so IMPORTANT!!
I just finished a four day blitz to introduce my "I am not Perfect I am REAL Beautiful Campaign" ...wow!! So many women agree with me that the media has to CHANGE the way they portray women to sell products. The media's approach is causing women of all ages to become sick...literally. Eating disorders, anxiety, depression, lower levels of self-confidence, and chronic stress are just a few of the health issues that result from media messages urging us to be PERFECT [thin, flawless, exposing our body, & fixing our body parts to be accepted]. Let's make a promise to ourselves that we will take a stand and start getting REAL today!!
Over and over throughout the several days of my campaign last week I repeated this message to many women. I thought it might be a good one to relate here as a health tip to STAY REAL Beautiful!! I have used this technique myself and it has been effective. I only relate ideas & approaches that I have tried and had success with myself...FAST & EASY approaches are my favorite, next to the FREE ONES!!
Are you ready...here it is!!
What do you do every day to demonstrate SELF-LOVE?
These ideas might appear simple and obvious, but, I know many women feel guilty about taking time out of their day to LOVE THEMSELVES. Often, it is the simplest things that are the most effective, yet we tend to search for a more complicated and sophisticated answer to our problems. But, in reality, taking time to deep breathe, sip on a cup of green tea, meditate, self-reflect, relate some positive affirmations, go for a massage, or do some yoga, without the guilt, really does make a difference in how we feel about who we are. At the same time, doing these things will support your health and well being on multiple levels. Best of all...these are FREE solutions to our deteriorating health and well being. The only thing we have to do is make the decision that we are important enough to take the vital time every day to insert at least one of these activities.
NOW HERE are a couple CRITICAL POINTS...
1. YOU NEED TO COMPLETE SELF-LOVE WORKOUTS on a consistent basis..., I guarantee, YOU will not only start to enjoy these healing moments, but start to believe you deserve them. YOU will start to feel better about yourself and believe you are worthy...thus, improve your SENSE OF SELF/SELF WORTH!
2. LIKE NIKE SAYS "JUST DO IT" ... YOU NEED TO TAKE ACTION...NO ACTION: NO CHANGE...IT'S UP TO YOU!!
3. MAKE SURE YOU TELL yourself while you are "DOING WHATEVER YOU CHOOSE TO DO TO DEMONSTRATE SELF-LOVE"...that you choose to "do it" because you WANT TO PRACTICE DEMONSTRATING SELF-LOVE.
3. AN AFFIRMATION OF SELF-LOVE
GET STARTED TODAY... just 15 minutes a day...you owe this to yourself!
Every time you take a little time here and there throughout the day to stop and do whatever it is that you feel will rejuvenate your MIND,BODY, & SOUL you will start to feel better and better!
This stuff really works...PLUS, if you can't demonstrate SELF-LOVE to yourself, who will? At the same time, you actually role model this healthy behavior to all of the women that surround you, young and old...especially all of the little young women in our lives that are growing up with tons of messages in the media teaching them that they will not be good enough unless they are thin, flawless, PERFECT and/or exposing and/or changing their bodies to and for the world in order to be accepted.
go ahead and be good to yourself today
Click here: "mantra" ...start today by just repeating the words on the mantra I created for my "I am REAL Beautiful Bookmark". This is just one example of how you can start to take time daily to feed your mind healthier media messages...we are taught without consent on a daily basis from the media that surrounds us that we are not O.K....we need to take our health into our own hands and take action to counteract the continuous negative message in the media that eat away at our sense of worth and value.
My "I am not perfect I am REAL Beautiful" & "Love Me" rings & my "I am REAL Beautiful" Mantra Bookmark were inspired to become symbolic messages in every day that I use as a reminder to love myself better. They also help me to remember that "I am REAL Beautiful" , unique, and have a purpose to make the world a better place!! To view my rings and bookmark click here .
I have given a couple examples of ways or approaches that I use and can help you to demonstrate self-love. USE THESE IDEAS OR CHOOSE YOUR OWN... choose WHAT works best for you and start at least one of them TODAY!
ANY ACTION TAKEN TOWARDS SELF-LOVE INFILTRATES THE BODY, MIND & SOUL! LISTEN TO THE MESSAGES AND WISDOM IN THESE FAMOUS QUOTES BELOW...
"SELF-LOVE IS NOT SO VILE A SIN AS SELF-NEGLECT" ...William Shakespeare
"YOU YOURSELF, AS MUCH AS ANYBODY IN THE UNIVERSE, DESERVE YOUR LOVE AND AFFECTION" ...Buddha
"A LOW SELF-LOVE IN THE PARENT DESIRES THAT HIS CHILD SHOULD REPEAT HIS CHARACTER AND FORTUNE" ...Ralph Waldo Emerson
"SELF-LOVE IS THE INSTRUMENT OF OUR PRESERVATION" ...Voltaire
" IT IS NOT LOVE THAT SHOULD BE DEPICTED AS BLIND, BUT SELF-LOVE" ...Voltaire
IT GETS EASIER EVERY DAY...LOVE YOURSELF TODAY, and Keep staying REAL Beautiful!
Monday, November 16, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Join Britt and have a voice...relate your favorite quotes on her blog and tell her what they mean to you...read her own thoughts on some of her favorite quotes...enlightening and fun!!http://brittsquoteoftheday.wordpress.com/2009/11/04/hello-world/
Also..I believe in BALANCED exercise for our bodies since every BODY requires exercise to function effectively...check out this video..amazing!
http://www.selfgrowth.com/video/yoga_for_weight_loss ...I would like to take emphasis off the word weight loss in this url...this exercise is healing for the mind, body, and soul...and that is REAL Beautiful!!
Also...Brain Wave Vibration. Make your LIFE REAL beautiful by using your brain...these are worth listening to...check these out!! Go to...
KEEP SHARING YOUR REAL BEAUTIFUL TIPS AND IDEAS WITH US...REMEMBER, THERE IS POWER IN NUMBERS...ALL OF US TOGETHER CAN HELP ONE ANOTHER STAY REAL BEAUTIFUL...THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE WE HAVE NEVER HEARD YOUR TIP!
I will continue to share the ideas and knowledge I have to help you stay and feel REAL Beautiful...until then, ..
Promise yourself you will stay REAL Beautiful!
Monday, September 14, 2009
I'd like to thank those of you who have shared some great tips for all of us to use to stay strong & REAL Beautiful in the face of the media...
REAL Beautiful TIPS FROM OUR BLOGGERS
1. REPEATING to ourselves "We are REAL Beautiful."
2. Being KIND and HELPING OTHERS TO REMEMBER that they are REAL Beautiful is healing for the giver and the receiver of the kindness...A PROVEN SCIENTIFIC FACT!!
3. REMEMBERING that the flawlessness & perfection we see in the media is created through computer technology.
4. FOCUSING on what your own unique talents/gifts are, and utilizing them so that you can feel on purpose & REAL Beautiful.
Definitely, REMINDING ourselves often that we are REAL Beautiful will make a difference in how we feel about ourselves...Let me tell you how this works. SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN STUFF...read on...
The more times we REPEAT the same information over and over actually causes us to build new neural pathways in our brain connected to this repeated information/knowledge. TOTALLY FASCINATING! This is actually very POWERFUL information to know...think about it; just by choosing what you want your brain to know, and repeating it often, will cause the information to become part of a neural network that will form in your brain. We are truly POWERFUL individuals!! We ARE what we tell ourselves we are...plain & simple!!! Start re-wiring your brain today!!
CHOOSE TO REPEAT THE IDEAS AND THOUGHTS THAT MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD ABOUT WHO YOU ARE...REPEAT AFTER ME...I AM NOT PERFECT I AM REAL BEAUTIFUL!!
Keep being REAL Beautiful,
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Hello...women of all ages!
My name is Cindy Heath and I am a health educator. I have a passion for knowledge, attitudes & ways of thinking & being that create higher levels of health and well being in people. I have spent the last 10 years beyond my Nursing career "inside the hospital doors", becoming educated in public health to inspire higher levels of health on a "day to day" basis to prevent illness & disease. I just think this is a SMART approach towards optimum health. I worked 15 years in the hospital system that was dedicated to healing people after they were sick [although I like to do this too], I prefer to guide individuals to ways that can help to maintain health over the years, and help prevent the opportunity for lower levels of health to take hold.
Finally, a place to talk about how REAL Beautiful you are. I don't know about you, but I'm tired of the illusions of perfection created in the media that continue to negatively impact the health and well being of women of all ages, mentally, physically, socially and spiritually. Eating disorders are just one of the many calling cards that represent the devastating role some media can play in lowering levels of well being & increasing suffering in women. Let's STOP the pain & suffering together.
My biggest secret to over-power the negative health impact the media can have on my sense of worth & well being is SELF LOVE & BALANCE. My latest campaign challenges women of all ages to make a statement to the world that they are "Not Perfect & REAL Beautiful". I have designed a REAL Beautiful ring to be a symbolic reminder to all the women who wear it that they are REAL Beautiful. I am hoping women all over the world will begin to celebrate their own uniqueness, REAL Beauty, power, purpose & possibilities.
SHARE YOUR STORY with me here on this blog and help to empower other women with the ideas & approaches that work for you...you just may save a life from unnecessary suffering! Make a difference and stand stronger than the power of the media. Let's not allow the media to make women sick any more!!! REMEMBER THIS: Through air brushing & computer technologies alone, it is possible for an advertiser to create any image they want to sell their products...heck, models really aren't even necessary any more, and we are fully aware of how well SEX SELLS. Let's do our part to turn this phenomenon around for all the little women that are following our footsteps. Let's remember and pass this knowledge along as often as we can; a computer program can create a flawless & perfect illusion [yes..., no cellulite, no freckles, bulging breasts and perfectly glowing skin & hair] at the click of a button. Tell a young girl this message today & every opportunity you get...show her & teach her through your own demonstration of Self Love every day, that she is REAL Beautiful...just like YOU!!
WHY is it so easy for us to forget the illusions created by the media? Unfortunately, no matter how highly educated we may be...we still seem to forget all we have been taught about the illusions in the media in the moment we view a magazine flashing a toned and flawless bathing beauty, on the front cover in the check out line. The repetitive exposure to this type of media, over and over as we move through our days, over-rides the occasional feeding of our minds of the REAL TRUTH about the media. Media is EDUCATION. Unfortunately, we learn effortlessly and without consent, on a daily basis, as the illusions in the media enter our brains, settle into our memories and take a firm grip on our REALITY...all advertisers know this educational fact!
SOOOOO...what do you do daily to lessen the negative impact of the media's influence on your health and well being?
SELF LOVE reminders/therapies and repetitive mantras help me!! Share your ideas with me on this blog and visit my web site http://www.successful-minds.net/ and view my REAL Beautiful Ring, & REAL Beautiful Dedication page.
SEND A PICTURE to firstname.lastname@example.org and I may post it on my Real Beautiful People Dedication Page...[please no pictures showing cleavage/exposure...let's show the world we are REAL Beautiful without giving ourselves away]. I will be adding my Successful Minds Award Winners on this dedication page [this year's winner is on the page already]. Since there will be younger, impressionable little women on this page as well, I am really wanting to send a good, strong message that we are REAL Beautiful without bending to the pressures of the media.
I have always felt compelled to raise levels of well being in females more passionately then males...sorry guys, ...all I can say is the fact that I have six daughters may have influenced the direction of this PASSION & FOCUS!!
I am the first to admit "I Am Not Perfect...I Am REAL Beautiful"...who will be the next?
Be REAL Beautiful,