Percolate

Percolate

Good Morning from Maine!  #Gratitude 

Welcome to Percolate Daily.

 I hope you follow along with me each day, perhaps even consider using a journal to write your thoughts as we go.  I also would love your comments and I’m sure others would appreciate them too.  My new book is  Percolate – Let Your Best Self Filter Through and for today, we are going to take our first coffee break. We’ll do this each Saturday and Sunday for quiet time, reflection and moments.

Percolate Coffee Break

Be Your Best You

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This week we focused on Acceptance, Gratitude, Love, Kindness, Joy and Values. We talked about change and our various behaviors and attitudes.

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Do you have an attitude of gratitude? Why?

When you aren’t feeling like you have an attitude of gratitude, what is happening around you?

What practice do you continue to put in place in your life to bring you to the core of your most highest, peaceful self?

Percolate

Be Your Best You

Love, Elizabeth

 

 

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Percolate Coffee Break – Be Your Best You

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Good Morning from Maine!  #Gratitude 

Welcome to Percolate Daily.

 I hope you follow along with me each day, perhaps even consider using a journal to write your thoughts as we go.  I also would love your comments and I’m sure others would appreciate them too.  My new book is  Percolate – Let Your Best Self Filter Through and for today, we are going to take our first coffee break. We’ll do this each Saturday and Sunday for quiet time, reflection and moments.

Percolate Coffee Break

Be Your Best You

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I hope you are starting to Percolate with me and have started to think about change. The word change makes people run for cover, fall back into old habits or dig their feet in even more.  Those responses are all quite normal because we get so used to the familiar and we find tremendous comfort in some routine and expectations.  We know what we fear and what we don’t.  Change happens all around you, all of the time.  It can be foggy & fuzzy and ambiguous.  It can stir up fears and anxiety, especially if you aren’t in control.

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Ask yourself these questions:

Who?

What?

Why?

When?

How?

Where?

Will?

Are you courageous, consistent, determined, focused and ready?

Are you practicing gratitude?

How is your self-confidence?

What about you makes up you?  What do you like? love? crave?

Percolate

Be Your Best You

Love, Elizabeth

 

 

 

 

Percolate Values

Percolate Values

 

Good Morning from Maine!  #Gratitude 

Welcome to Percolate Daily.

 I hope you follow along with me each day, perhaps even consider using a journal to write your thoughts as we go.  I also would love your comments and I’m sure others would appreciate them too. In my book, Percolate – Let Your Best Self Filter Through, today, we are following along with Percolate Point 6 – Expresso Yourself.

Percolate Values

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As we grow, change and age, we discover and create a value system.  Our lives and our value system are also dynamic and can change.  Does your behavior match your values? We usually operate somewhere on a day-to-day continuum depending on how calm and aware we are of what our inner voice says.  When we aren’t able to hear the highest self-talk, we tend to neglect our self-care and turn to external sources.  This can trigger imbalance.  When we are quiet and tune-in to ourselves and circumstances, we can bring ourselves back to core.

Here are a few examples of my personal values:

1. Practice Gratitude

2. Developing and Maintaining a practice of self-love and self-worth, where behaviors match values

3. Moments Mattering

4. Developing, mentoring and inspiring others

5. Having an abundance of integrity

6. Taking responsibility

7. Believing & Having Courage

8. Never Giving Up

9. Living to my best, highest self and potential – Being My Best You

10. Embracing aging with grace, humor and style

There are situations all throughout our lifetimes where behaviors happen around us that we don’t agree with.  It might be difficult to stand and hold your values in place, especially when you don’t want to behave in-line with a crowd or small group or even yourself for that matter.  Develop your core values and know who you and what your being can and can’t handle.  Our bodies tell us if you listen.  They tell us in the form of illness, tiredness, lack of focus, happiness, positive energy and more.  Listen to yourself.

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What are your top 10 or 20 values?

Does your behavior match your values?

Do you know your core values?

Do you know and recognize when your body is in imbalance mode?

What do you do to bring yourself back to center?

What behavior is in your highest, best interest and helps you be your authentic best?

How do you remove yourself from situations where the behaviors don’t match your own values? How do you handle these situations?

Percolate

Be Principled

Love, Elizabeth

 

Percolate Joy

Percolate Joy

 

Good Morning from Maine!  #Gratitude 

Welcome to Percolate Daily.

 I hope you follow along with me each day, perhaps even consider using a journal to write your thoughts as we go.  I also would love your comments and I’m sure others would appreciate them too. In my book, Percolate – Let Your Best Self Filter Through, today, we are following along with Point 7: Chillax and Have an Iced Coffee.  Let’s have a chat about joy.

Percolate Joy

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When I opened my email this morning, I could hear joy in hearts, minds and souls. A few folks reached out to me with these thoughts:

“Ever wake up and just feel that you’re going to have am amazing day? Woke up this morning and just felt very positive, must be all the percolating I’ve been doing:)”

and

“This book has come to my life at the perfect moment as I am trying to decipher the voice inside of me that you talk about in Percolate.”

Joy is all around you.

It’s  choice you make to bring into your daily life and moments.

As you walk or run around today think about your joy and intention, love, gratitude, acceptance, and more in the footprints you leave.

You go where you place your energy.

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How do you discover joy?

Do you find joy in everyday basic life?

What brings you joy?

What does joy mean to you?

What stress is going on in your life that masks out joy?

What are you doing to manage stress?

Percolate

Be Joyful.

Love, Elizabeth

Percolate Kindness

Percolate Kindness

Good Morning from Maine!  #Gratitude 

Welcome to Percolate Daily.

 I hope you follow along with me each day, perhaps even consider using a journal to write your thoughts as we go.  I also would love your comments and I’m sure others would appreciate them too.

We’re still celebrating the release of my new Hay House book, Percolate – Let Your Best Self Filter Through.  I’ve been chatting about the book having an overall theme of gratitude and then shared some of the messages of PERCOLATE with listeners on these radio shows:

The Best People We Know

Hay House Radio

VividLife – The Radiance Factor

Thank you for all the love, support and well wishes for Percolate!

Today at 1pm eastern, you are invited to join us on The Best Ever You Show for a book launch celebration.  Call us at 714-868-0220 or listen and chat with us live via this link:  If you miss the show, click here to listen on free replays.

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Let’s Percolate about kindness.

I probably don’t need to remind you to be kind.  However, you may be feeling like you want to remind someone else to be kind.  When someone is unkind to you, someone else or to something, you instantly know it.  It stings, it hurts and it can be just flat-out bothersome, particularly when you feel, perceive or are aware that the unkind behavior or comments are coming from a real intention or deliberate place or even ignorance.

Take yesterday, for example, with a review I received on Amazon.  For Percolate, there are oodles of kind, sweet and loving reviews and apparently one really nasty one. Several friends of mine drew my attention to the comment asking if I could have it removed, because they so strongly disagreed with it.  This all prompted me to poke my nose  around and look at the customer reviews for other best-selling books. I was saddened to see most had the same type of similar, hurtful remarks on their books too and some much more cruel than the one I had received.    They were unkind and uncalled for.

I had two responses:  The first was to set up my own reviewer account and give out very positive reviews to books, people and other items I think are the best and worthy of your time and attention.   This Percolates Kindness into the world and more positive, real, credible and helpful reviews.  (I urge you to do the same if you have time.)

My next response was to send love, angels,  kindness, grace and compassion to the reviewer of the nasty remark for Percolate, as the person must surely need it.

My point is that kindness starts with each one of us.

What we put out into the world, we get back in measure.

Sometimes we need a kindness reminder and wake up call.

Sometimes, unmistakably, people act kind toward us, when they could be the most mad or irritated. They overlook our mistakes, crank, negativity and so forth to help us learn and accept kindness and love by percolating kindness and grace to us in hopes we receive it and pass it on – perhaps breaking a cycle.

Kindness fosters Love, Grace and Gratitude.

Can you be kind 24/7? Maybe – Maybe Not, but generally I find most people, including myself, to be kind, mannered, graceful and so forth. We all have our moments…  interesting though, we have control over ourselves, our moments and how we behave by taking responsibility.

Kindness and Grace are the types of ways to Percolate where the behavior never gets old, cold or stale.

Goodness is timeless.

Grace is timeless.

Gentleness is timeless.

Gratitude is timeless.

Kindness is timeless.

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Are you kind to others?

What does kindness look like to you and how could you be more kind and loving to others?

Has anyone ever been unkind to you?  What would happen if you approached the situation with love instead of more negativity?

Is your behavior in line with your values?

Are you living a life of gratitude and awareness?

Have a conversation with yourself about kindness and write down 10-15 ways you could be more kind to yourself and others.

Ask someone this question, “What do you need and how can I be more kind to you?”

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Be Kind.

Love, Elizabeth

 

 

Percolate Love

Percolate Love

Good Morning from Maine!  #Gratitude 

Welcome to Percolate Daily.

 I hope you follow along with me each day, perhaps even consider using a journal to write your thoughts as we go.  I also would love your comments and I’m sure others would appreciate them too.

Today is the official day after the release of my new Hay House book, Percolate – Let Your Best Self Filter Through.  In yesterday’s post, I chatted about how the book has an overall theme of gratitude and then shared some of the messages of the book with listeners on these radio shows:

The Best People We Know

Hay House Radio

VividLife – The Radiance Factor

Thank you for all the love, support and well wishes for Percolate!

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There was a very special moment yesterday when my husband and four children gave me flowers and a card to celebrate the release of the book.  Our oldest son came home from college for the day. We had a day of hugs and smiles, celebration and love.

Love is Everywhere.

Apply Love.

In a conversation about change, love can sometimes be lost in the shuffle.

Apply Love.

In a conversation about change, fear, and doubt…. naysayers may gather.

Apply Love.

When someone around you uses terms like “I can’t” or “That will never happen” or anything negative to you that is a limiting belief…

Apply Love and see the endless possibilities and positive energy. 

Hear Yes.  Hear Love.

Learn to Practice Love, Gratitude and Acceptance for yourself and others around you.

Love.

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Do you love yourself?

Do you value yourself?

What does love mean to you?

When you apply love to a different viewpoint or challenge, do you notice a different outcome?

Ask Why?

Share your knowledge of Love, unlimited reach, possibilities and positive energy.

Are you thinking with your heart?

Are you thinking as a naysayer, with limiting beliefs who blocks change?

What are you percolating to yourself and others around you?

Percolate

Be Loving

Love, Elizabeth

Percolate Gratitude

Percolate Gratitude

 

Good Morning from Maine!  #Gratitude 

Welcome to Percolate Daily.

 I hope you follow along with me each day, perhaps even consider using a journal to write your thoughts as we go.  I also would love your comments and I’m sure others would appreciate them too. Today is the official release of my new Hay House book, Percolate – Let Your Best Self Filter Through. The book has an overall theme of gratitude, however many who follow me in social media see  my daily gratitude message, “Good Morning from Maine! #Gratitude”.

 Percolate-Gratitude

When we practice Percolating Gratitude, we make choices with our behavior and thinking from moment to moment.

You have a choice to find gratitude and live in gratitude with your attitude, thoughts, actions and all.

One behavior that blocks gratitude is comparing yourself to others or to what others have.

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I use a technique I affectionately call PERCOLATE flipping.  (Yes, flipping.)

This is where we turn negative thoughts & behaviors  into positive, gratitude rich thoughts & behaviors.

Turn negative chatter around.  Flip it and find the positive.

JOURNAL Exercise 1

Write down 5 negative things you catch yourself saying to yourself or out loud.  

Leave room under each statement for two positive statements. Find the gratitude and write down two positive statements.

Example: 

Elizabeth:  “I really wish I didn’t have food allergies.  I hate having food allergies.”

Positive statement 1: I love myself with food allergies.  Yes, the are difficult to manage, but I am grateful for my life and my daily experiences. I am grateful I have survived several allergic reactions.

Positive statement 2: I am grateful for all the wonderful people I have met and lives I have helped save as a result of sharing my story about food allergies. Even though they are difficult to live with, I practice healthy daily food allergy management and live my best life.

Example:

Elizabeth: “Rita’s new car is better than mine. I need a new car.”

Positive statement 1: I love my car. well, mini-van.  The thing is the ultimate-french-fry mobile.  It may have some mileage and some baseball dents and I am incredibly thankful that I have a car to drive, that runs, that has raised & supported my family and provides some comic relief at moments.

Positive statement 2: It’s hard to think about trading our van in as our kids are all teens now and their personalities are still all over the windows where they sit (or sat). One window has stickers from the Disney movie Cars arranged on it.

JOURNAL Exercise 2

Find an even quieter space and read what you have written.  Read it several times.  

Pick one statement and the two positive statements and put them into motion in your life.

You might hang this on your bathroom mirror, carry your journal and reminder, put it in your phone or meditate.

Consider sharing this with someone and ask if they have any additional POSITIVE things to add.

What is your level of gratitude for yourself? Others? The world around you?

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Be Grateful.

Love, Elizabeth

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Good Morning from Maine!  #Percolate

This is the first entry for Percolate Daily.  I hope you follow along with me each day, perhaps even consider using a journal to write your thoughts as we go.  I also welcome your comments and I’m sure others would appreciate them too. In my book, Percolate – Let Your Best Self Filter Through, today, we are following along with Point 1: Allow for Change to Brew.

  PERCOLATE Acceptance.

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When we practice Percolating Acceptance, we make a choice how we view what we can and can’t change. Self-acceptance starts to increase awareness on all levels and, in my opinion, fosters gratitude and love.

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Do you accept yourself?

How do you practice moment-by-moment and mindful self-acceptance?

What bothers you about yourself?

What can you change?

What are a few things you can’t change?

What is your level of gratitude for yourself? Others? The world around you?

Percolate

Be Accepting.

Love, Elizabeth

Percolate Acceptance