No Mind

No Mind is a mindset tool that I came across in the book “Creating A Bug Free Mind” written by Andy Shaw.

No Mind allows you to consciously shift your mindset from chaos to calm.

It allows you to be fully present, calm, and clear in your thinking.

When I do No Mind, I’m able to shut off my mind. It is such a wonderful feeling!

No Mind only takes about ten minutes to learn. The benefits will last you a lifetime…if you DO it.

Watch the video below to learn how to access No Mind!

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Bright Futures

“Bright Future” is a term that I learned while taking various Higher Laws courses.

They are experiences that you desire to have in your life. Places to go, people to see, certain targets….the possibilities are truly endless.

Bright Futures are memories that you look forward to making and are excited about doing!

For the past year I’ve been making lists every six months or so of Bright Futures that I intend to experience.

In the past I would write it on a piece of paper. For this current round I put a note in my phone.

If this idea resonates with you, take out a pen and paper and write some out.

Transfer that list to either a new paper and/or a digital note.

And then have fun planning and doing your Bright Futures!

Here’s my list that started in January and will go until May 31, 2018:
– snowshoe up Sunshine Village 3x – Jan 17 (completed), X date, X date
– snowshoe up Sunshine Village 2x in one day
– do two float sessions in a row
– ice hockey @ Lake Louise
– ice sculptures @ Lake Louise
– hike Johnston Canyon
– sub 20:00 5k run
– hike Grouse Mtn 5X in one day
– hike Chief in Squamish
– teach 50 or more people Universal Sphere®
– 40 or more people in Bipolar Uplift Community
– go to Golden
– downhill skiing @ Sunshine
– downhill skiing @ Lake Louise

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Part 5 – Moving Forward Confidently

The video below brings it all together.

Steps covered in the video include:
1. Having 1-2 action steps for each of the 3 areas covered in Part 4
2. Ensuring that the action step(s) you’ve come up with are inspiring, concise and doable for you.
3. Coming up with a reward for each of the action steps
4. Closing your eyes, taking a few deep breaths, and opening your eyes to focus on your wellness plan that you’ve created. How does it feel?
5. When you feel energized and inpsired looking at it, go onto Step 6. If not amend your wellness plan until you feel that.
6. Review your 3, 6, and 12 month vision that you came up with in Step 1.
7. Review your intention that you wrote out in Step 1. Did this come to fruition?

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Part 4 – Moving Forward Confidently

If you haven’t checked out Part 3 – Moving Forward Confidently click here
If you haven’t checked out Part 2 – Moving Forward Confidently click here
If you haven’t checked out Part 1 – Moving Forward Confidently click here

This fourth installment asks you to narrow down the FIVE topics from “Your Now” in Part 2 and Part 3…to THREE.

What are the THREE areas of your life when improved would make the biggest difference in your life?

Watch the video below for more!

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Personal Evolution

For over 5 years my friend Shauna and I have been accountability buddies.

The name has evolved into Personal Evolution.

Here’s what the accountability looks like:
– we each come up with one or more targets for happy, healthy and wealthy
– we each come up with rewards for each of those targets
– we agree on a timeframe for the next round (start and end dates)
– we create coloured email text with our targets and rewards for the next round
– we place that coloured email text at the top of each email that we send to one another
– we email each other our targets for the next day(s)
– we update in the emails whether we completed those daily targets or not
– we have phone calls once in a while to check in

Having Shauna’s consistent support in my life has made a big difference in my life! I am so grateful that she continues to do the Personal Evolution with me after all these years.

Changes that I’ve made in my life from doing this Personal Evolution:
– embedding easy yoga consistently into my life (primarily for lower back)
– adding various components to my morning activation (routine)
– doing multiple Universal Spheres® daily
– having all printed photos organized and digitally scanned
– decluttering multiple times
– embedding interval workouts consistently into my life
– having better sleep patterns

Below are my current targets and rewards from our current round. This is the first time I’ve shared them publicly during a round.

1. By March 29, 2018 I have completed reading Using A Bug Free Mind (UABFM).
   REWARD: drink at Rundle Lounge at Fairmont Banff Springs
2.  By March 29, 2018 I have gone through the Life Designing Process (LDP) videos and completed all exercises.
   REWARD: drink at RimRock Hotel
On March 29, 2018 I am getting up by 9 am every day.
   REWARD: $10 iTunes gift card
By March 31, 2018 I have brought all my income tax returns up to date.
   REWARD: lunch at Communitea in Canmore
You’ll notice that two of my rewards above are for drinks. The funny thing is that I’m a non-drinker! Both Rundle Lounge and the RimRock Hotel are beautiful environments that I love to be in. 
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Part 3 – Moving Forward Confidently

Click here to read Part 2

Click here to read Part 1

Since Part 2 was released, a few categories were added to the “Your Now”. One was suggested by a email newsletter recipient and the other I thought of.

They include:
– spirituality
– technologically connected

Watch the video below to continue with the process!

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Part 2 – Moving Forward Confidently

If you missed Part 1 click here

Set aside 30-60 minutes to go through the questions below on your own. Ideally in a quiet and relaxing place.

Here’s the recap of Part 2’s “Your Now”:
4.morning activation (routine)
5.evening wind-down (routine)
9.alcohol/drug use
13.dominant thinking patterns
a) self doubt
b) negativity
c) judgement
d) acceptance
e) self worth
f) intention/belief
g) self love
h) self compassion
i) when feeling low
j) when feeling hypo-manic

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Part 1 – Moving Forward Confidently

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YOUR opinion on the most value for YOU

If you don’t have the time or desire to watch the 7 minute video above…

I’m creating three pieces of FREE content and would love to know which would help you the most in your life right now.

A – VIP day in a virtual, do-it-yourself way in which you create a concise, personalized and inspiring wellness plan

B – mindset tool which allows you to shift your mindset instantly from chaos to calmness in as little as 4 seconds (with practice)

C – 5 pillars to take your life from overwhelm and uncertainty to optimism and mental stability

I’d greatly appreciate you commenting below A, B or C as to which of the above calls out to you the most 🙂

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Mindset Resource #5 – Guided Meditations

Guided meditations are a fantastic resource to help shift or improve your mindset.

It assists you regardless of where you are on the mood spectrum.

In my experience, listening to guided meditations especially helped me when I’ve been low, as a way to lift myself up.

There are tons of free guided meditations on YouTube.

A paid guided meditation which I use is called Deep Relaxation. It helps me to slow down when I’m feeling hypomanic.

Below is a Facebook live video that I shot this week talking about guided meditations.

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