Percolate Peace (Day 2)

Percolate Peace

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 Percolate Point 9 – Percolate Peace.

Percolate Peace

Percolate-Peace

Yesterday we talked about Peace meaning many things to people and Peace within starting with acceptance.

Centered peace comes from knowing that you belong and have purpose and meaning in your life and that you exist for a reason.

Peace rests within your heart.  When your heart speaks, it’s very important to tune in and listen.  It’s your own internal guidance system.

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Reflect on this.  What does this mean to you and your life?

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Percolate

Be Peaceful

Love, Elizabeth

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.

JOURNAL

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

 

 

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.

JOURNAL

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 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?

Percolate

Be Grateful.

Love, Elizabeth

Percolate Acceptance

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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.

JOURNAL

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