Friday Soul Food

Dwell on the positive things and see if your mood changes.



If and when you catch yourself being negative or mopey, find something positive to lift your spirits.

Walking around on your own, having cars, jobs, family, friends, coworkers, weekend plans (even if its to watch TV on the couch – it is a choice you make) are all daily blessings that go unnoticed.

I recently was chatting with one of my wise clients who is in his mid-40’s, we were talking about sleep. How important it is for our brain, mental health, physical cell regeneration, and how it makes for a pleasant morning, etc, etc. I mentioned how some nights I have trouble sleeping. He looked flabbergasted and said why??? I said my brain some nights won’t shut off – despite some meditative techniques, guided relaxation, etc. He said you have a good life, what’s there to think so much about at night? You have your own home, you’re safe, you have a good job, family, etc.

He told me when he can’t sleep (on the odd night) he thinks about some nice memory he’s had in the past that makes him happy. Usually about when he used to play club soccer and travel all over the world, the experience playing on the fields was exhilarating. He said boom! falls asleep in no time.

I loved this technique immediately! I asked myself hmmm what would I think about? The first memory that came to mind was being in Mexico with my family! I thought, yup if that made me happy and that’s the first thing that came to mind – I can dwell on that for any sleepless nights! Has it worked?

I did it twice and it worked. Not more than that because turns out I have been sleeping well lately. But the above story is just an example of how we need to control our own mind and steer it in another direction to establish a particular feeling/aura/perception/mood.

In my mind this is extremely important because as the law of attraction says the energy you put out is the energy you will receive.

Oprah said it beautifully.

Happy Friday everyone!