Percolate Excellence

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 and for the next several days, we are following along with The PERCOLATE Process.

I also taped a 50 minute free audio for you to listen to.  Click to listen:  Brew Your Best Life in 2015.

When we Percolate, we gradually improve ourselves and others as our message we share with the world expands.  When we are our best self, we touch the lives and hearts of others in positive, compassionate and often enlightening ways.

In speaking with people, we often use the word OK.  The word “OK” is a massive clue that something isn’t quite right. When someone says they are “OK” chances are they really aren’t. Let’s say you are hovering in what I call “the OK zone.” You aren’t all in and you aren’t all out. You are just OK.

It’s a fabulous starting point and a moment of choice, but it’s like drinking cold coffee to me. In my case, in moments or periods of time like this, I’ve needed a bolder brew. in 2004, After six years of battling food allergies, near death reactions, having anger and guilt from leaving a marriage for a new one, and moving away from family, I decided to be better than ok and that I deserved to be better than ok.

Many of us are drinking cold or burned coffee and we don’t bother to make it that best blend and savor each sip. Are you embracing your space and time and making your moments matter? It takes courage to make changes in our lives. Our habits are familiar and have become comfortable behaviors. Change takes courage because we are required to step out of the box and stir or shake things up a bit.

To allow change to brew, make room for change, or maneuver with a change you didn’t ask for, it is important to direct your thoughts in a positive direction and keep seeking what is meaningful to you.

​ No one can do your work for you. There are times when you wish they could. This is your own work. Make it your intention to take one action daily to make the familiar behaviors turn into something positive and meaningful.

You know change is brewing when you start to ask yourself who, what, where, when, why and how and allow yourself the time to think about it.








Percolate Excellence
Be Excellent.

Love, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino is the author of PERCOLATE – Let Your Best Self Filter Through (Hay House 4/14/14) and founder and CEO of the Best Ever You Network. Elizabeth understands firsthand the challenges life can bring and has worked with thousands across the globe to illuminate their light within and help them live their best life. She has a degree in communications and broadcasting; is a life coach, food-allergy expert, and anaphylaxis survivor; and is the host of The Best Ever You Show. Elizabeth lives with her husband and four boys in Maine.

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


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.


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?


Be Principled

Love, Elizabeth