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How do you handle stress? September 17, 2014

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Loving Light

 

I recently moved into a new house with my sweetie and it’s beautiful!!  Though with all the excitement and joy of finding a home I have forgotten to do one simple thing… Stay in the moment.  I have gotten caught up in the, “I have to do’s”.  You know the, I have to unpack the bathroom today.  I have to get a recycling run in today. And I have to organize my office…  The list goes on.  Albeit being excited about my new adventure I haven’t taken the time to smell the roses…literally.

So as the Universe is want to do, I was listen to a dharma talk by Tara Brach, which I was doing while on the excercise bike no less… (of course maximizing my time, no judgement please).  The moment she said “Stress is fear of the moment”….. I stopped biking and continued to listen because I was meant to hear it.  She said if we stop the moment we are aware of our stress and radically notice the beauty around us we’re immediately brought back into the moment.  She went on to remind me of so many salient points of my seminar that I started to laugh.  I, was not living in the moment.

We all need reminds every now and then… So… right now the sun is shining through my windows creating the most luxurious light in my house that I feel wrapped in loving light…. You get what I ‘m saying, right?  So, I wonder where you might be allowing stress to dictate your way in the world?  How can you take a step away and ask yourself:  Where and I right now?  How do I feel right now? Am I able to accept it?  And…. What is radically beautiful in my presence right now?

 

Go ahead be radical!

 

Lots of Love

~Sarah

 

Habits… Are you aware of yours? July 11, 2014

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Recently I have been spending time with a rather exceptional 7 year old and the other day she said, “You did it again!”.  Which seemed confusing to me since I had no idea what I was doing to do it again….  She noticed that I was saying, “That’s Insane!” which I say when something is either super yummy or quite spectacular.  That said, I guess I’m saying it a lot because I find many things about life… spectacular. But either way I’m saying it repetitively and unaware of it….

 

This got me thinking… What else may I be doing that I am unaware of??  I also in turn noticed that my clients were talking about that which they were unaware… How might you be going about life oblivious.  The only thing we have control of is the way we think and the way we respond to things.  Do you have habits of which you are unaware?  I’ll share another one of mine with you.  I also have a habit of turning on music in the house that my boyfriend doesn’t like when my leaves … And Dance around.  OK so that’s a bit silly, but it’s a habit.  It takes 21 days to make or break a habit….  Who wants to join me in creating new healthy habits, mindful living.

 

I have just completed my 1 on 1 physical therapy and now have the ability to go to the facility and do rehab on my own.  This is my habit that I want to support and grow.  Who wants to join me in a new habit? Share with me what you are doing so we can support each other in mindful, healthy living!

 

Energetically,

~Sarah

 

Full of Gratitude… June 5, 2014

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I haven’t written in a few weeks.  I have been recuperating after back surgery.  Some of you may know that I had asked for help.  I knew I couldn’t do it on my own….  Well what transpired was far beyond anything I could have imagined.

In less than a month and a half the whole amount was covered.  I’ll say it again the Whole amount was covered….  The money came rolling in and has literally left me speechless for the entire time.  I am humbled by all the generous souls in the world.  What was interesting this morning is that upon seeing that my goal was made, I started thinking “I did it!  I did it!” and within a split second I changed to “You did it!!  You did it!!” because there is no way I could have done this by myself.  So I didn’t do it.  You helped raise the money, you did all the heavy lifting.  Thank you! Thank you!  I will live the rest of my life knowing you helped me get well.  Being able to pay for a bill with complete faith that there is money to cover it has done more for my healing than almost anything else.  I regularly say that no person is an island and we can’t get anywhere alone.  We can’t succeed without someone else to aide us in our goal.  This is yet proof yet again that, “I am because we are” -Ubuntu

 

All I can think go today is:  Thank you…

 

All my love,

~Sarah

 

Inspiration from Jill Bolte Taylor! April 29, 2014

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I have blogged about Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor in the past but I wanted a little inspiration today!  It is amazing what can happen when we neurologically align our Brain with our heart!! Consciousness: The way we perceive ourselves and others in the world.  Here’s her most exquisite sharing at the TED Talks!

 

Each day is a gift! April 21, 2014

©Sarah Hamilton

 

Each day is a gift… Right now is all we will ever have.  We all know the expression, “The past is history, the future is a mystery and now is a gift.  That’s why it is called the present!”  How are you going to embrace the moment?  Valuing the moment in whatever guise it shows up to you is not always easy… But if we look at it in just 3 ways we can.

When you’re in the moment you can accept it, enjoy it or be enthusiastic about it.  These 3 states of being I learned from Eckart Tolle and they really shifted my reality.  The alternatives simply create struggle…  Let’s just say someone is yelling at you… Do you want to fight or defend yourself?  All of that creates struggle… By allowing them their “stuff” and knowing the Truth about who you are leads to the acceptance of  what is happening and you can walk away with out harm and ill feelings. Then there is the enjoyment of the moment which we all can choose at any moment in time but my favorite is the Enthusiasm of the moment!

I made a choice with my life a long time ago not to struggle with time, space or people.  It has taken a lot of work for me to get here… people, health diagnoses and the simple choice of wanting something better. The idea, that if we struggle or fight with a given thing or situation that’s all we will ever have.  What do you want?  What kind of quality of life do you choose? And, the big one… How willing are you to do the work that it takes to let go of the all the stuff?

Our lives truly are gift of spectacular opportunity.  What are you going to do with it?

 

 

So much Love and Pink Light today!

~Sarah

 

What’s your Theme Song? January 28, 2014

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My question for you today is: What’s your theme song? For me having a theme song helps to elevate your joy. It can pull you into the moment when you’re everywhere but in the moment. It can get you ready to go out or stay in if the mood strikes.  If you don’t have one I invite you to take some time to ponder what mellifluous tones bring sparkle to the who of you. And the who just might be feel great!

I’ve had my theme song so since college and I still love it! I’ll share it!  What’s yours? And PS the dancers are bad a$$!

Stay warm!

Lots of Love

~Sarah

 

Don’t stop til you get enough…. insurance coverage? January 25, 2014

As some of you may  know I have been living up in Connecticut for over a year and a half now, which has been even better than I could have thought it could be.  The only thing that has been a bump in the road has been finding health insurance.  Connecticut has been an exclusion state for preexisting conditions and President Obama’s change in health care laws didn’t change this.  That’s right it did not change it so for more than 2 years I have been  applying for health insurance and being denied.  I was denied even when I already had insurance in New York before I moved (cuz’ I thought I was being clever and prepared to do it before)  finally a few months before I could apply for the affordable care act I found an insurance for $750 per month and… well… that wasn’t doable.

Now onto the affordable care act…  By this point in my health insurance education I’m exceptionally well versed.  I was already well versed due to having health issues and learning what everything meant and provided.  Soooo… now I found what was a great solution albeit having a rather high deductible but was a PPO and the monthly premiums were doable.  It’s Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) and everyone accepts BCBS… Right?  I wait for my card and it didn’t arrive in time for my doctors visits which isn’t a big deal because I can go on the website to print out a copy of my card but wait!  I need my ID number to do that…  OK.  So I call BCBS and it takes 45 minutes to prove I have paid.  So then I have to be sent to the CT division and that’s were I wait for an hour. … Then hang up.  Now picture, I’m off to my first of many doctors visit with no card but knowing after my phone call that “they can call and prove my eligibility”.  Either way I’m pleased that for the first time in over a year I don’t  have to be a self pay patient (which I have paid an incredible amount during this time).  This is when I am told that my doctor doesn’t participate with this division of Blue Cross Blue Shield.  What?  Wait a minute… it’s now not just an entire insurance company it’s an individual prefix before my customer ID that can not be accepted? And in the state of CT it’s looking rather ubiquitous as to the doctors not accepting the CT exchange through the affordable care act…

Through all this frustration and incredible exhaustion I have been taking each day as it comes.   So I have been asking myself, “What’s your takeaway from this?”….  And I keep coming back to a Michael Jackson song ( forgive me :-) ) going through my head..

So I’m simply not going to let this get to me… I am making a choice to not let this get me down and save my energy for healthier things.  So I’m not going to stop until I get what I want!  Where in your life can you make a different choice?  One that raises your energetic level versus bringing it down?  I’d love to hear!

Sending Lots of Love!

~Sarah

 

 
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