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What does it mean to accept the inevitable? I’ve been pondering this lately as I’m getting older, (not that there’s anything wrong with that), but things are changing that I have no control over. For example I can’t jump around in Jazzercise like I used to. I have to step in place because my knees will bother me if I don’t. I find that I need a little rest time in my day so that I can keep going on into the evening with activities. I find that I’m more assertive than I used to be – yes, I’m a bit mouthy – and don’t really care about the consequences.

In other words things are changing and I actually now understand my mother’s aging process much better since I’m going through some of the things that she used to go through.

Here’s Mom!

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The bottom line is it’s my job to accept my age changes rather than complain and resist. It’s just the way it is

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Now I know this isn’t easy and for sure it hasn’t been for me. I remember when I used to run for fitness but after several years it was causing me a lot of back pain. So I had to stop running and just do walking. And of course that caused me to be depressed because I thought I’ll never be as healthy as I want to be from just walking. And yet I have found that walking is a great fitness activity for me now.

So I have accepted that but I will admit that when you’re going through any kind of a change acceptance might not come right away. But if you give it some time and also appreciate the fact that this may be just a normal thing for you then you can finally make peace with it and accept it.

What are you going through right now that is challenging you?

Here are my tips to help you with acceptance of anything that might be changing for you that you are starting to resist.
A – Allow the change to come into being instead of fighting it

C – Communicate your feelings with family or friends so you don’t bottle things up

C – Create new opportunities that will achieve the same benefit you’ve been looking for only do it differently

E – Eliminate negative feelings that arise and focus on how can you shift and move forward with your life

P – Pretend all is as it should be and relax into these changes to allow your body and mind to relax

T – Train yourself to keep moving forward instead of yielding to depression, regret, anger

A – Allow time to accept the changes and let your mind go through the stages of grief and loss

N – Notice when you have shifted into accepting your new reality and celebrate your progress

C – Collaborate with others going through a similar situation and get ideas on how they’re dealing with it

E – Enjoy the process of change as another wonderful thing about being alive

 

And finally, I love this reminder from one of my support groups – “When I got busy I got better”

So I got busy writing this blog and now I feel better!

If you need some support around acceptance, contact me for a quick laser coaching session to give you a boost.

 

Be well.

Carol

If you are CREATIVE  like me, clutter stays cluttered and causes muttering about the clutter and never gets resolved.

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So what’s that all about?  My perception is that cluttering results from being blessed – or cursed – with being a person who is VISUAL.  You need to have everything in view so you can find it.  OUT OF SIGHT AND OUT OF MIND is your motto.  Can you relate?  So how do you manage that?

Let’s  apply this issue to a 12 Step Program of which I am very familiar and has helped me greatly in the past with issues out of my control.

  1. Admit you are powerless over clutter, its becoming a barrier to managing your life and business successfully and causes  you a great deal of unnecessary stress.
  2. Believe that a force greater than you can bring clutter under control if you just turn it over to the clutter gods for support.
  3. Make a commitment to getting regular cluttering done by committing it to your calendar.
  4. Search within yourself to discover why cluttering is happening in the first place and address that
  5. Admit to yourself and others that just because it appears to be a problem, it is actually related to what kind of person you are and reflects the nature of a creative mind
  6. Be willing to admit to yourself and others that just because you have the gift of creativity doesn’t mean you can’t control the clutter in your life.
  7. Ask the clutter gods of the universe to support your efforts in managing the clutter in a positive way.
  8. Make a list of all the people (include yourself) and projects you have disappointed because of not being more organized and efficient due to excess clutter
  9. Share those truths with those affected and make amends
  10. Continue to monitor your clutter daily and course correct promptly to avoid it paralyzing you
  11. Set your intention daily using visualization on what it looks and feels like to live a clutter-free lifestyle
  12. Share the message and lessons learned with others challenged by this issue.

Now you don’t have to do all of these steps right away.  This is a major lifestyle change and thrives on doing one step at a time and moving on when you start seeing and “feeling” results.

Need some coaching support around this issue?  Contact me for a laser coaching session.

carol@carolebert.com

Begin living clutter free!

Carol

Network or Die!

Did you know that “people need people” and in some cases when people don’t have human contact they can die?  Newborns denied physical contact with other humans can actually die from this lack of contact, even when provided with proper nutrition and shelter.  Older people who lack social contacts may be at increased risk of death if acute symptoms develop, because there is less of a network of confidantes to prompt medical attention.

So how does this relate to my wellness business?  Here’s my take on the importance of networking with others.

There are times when I just don’t want to be around people and want to hole-up at home and not see anyone.  For me that is a sign that my wellness business is losing ground – and could be at “death’s door”.  After all, independent business owners who don’t get out there and meet people,  don’t have any customers.  And then what kind of business would I have?

Working for yourself  is certainly different  than having a job working for a boss and being around lots of people all day.  There are always opportunities to make connections,  be seen and known and create new opportunities.  But when you work for yourself,  it is up to you to make those connections happen.

I’m just giving you a reality check in case you are about to embark on starting a business of your own and want to find out how to grow your business and avoid the “kiss of death” that happens to 50% of new businesses.

NETWORKING rules as a business builder and here’s why:

N – new connections are made with new people who may need your services
E – enjoyment happens when you learn about people’s hopes and dreams
T – trust develops when you connect with people on a regular basis
W – wonderful conversations often lead to friendships
O – opportunities arise to find even more people whom you can serve
R – rewards come from being able to help someone improve their life
K – kindred spirits show up the more people you meet
I – intimate conversations can lead to deeper relationships
N – notice what happens  when you give the gift of listening to another person
G – great things occur when great people get together

So if you are going into business for yourself, networking with people on a regular basis is critical – but pays off with great rewards.  And it is fun “getting to know you”.  James Taylor will tell you all about it!

So go out a meet someone!  If you are struggling with reaching out, connect with me and I’ll give you a complimentary laser coaching session to get you started.

Let’s get connected!

Carol

 

3 Cravings you must have in the New Year

3 Cravings you must have in the New Year

  1. Craving to meet new like-minded people and expand your circle of friends
  2. Craving to make a difference in other people’s lives
  3. Craving to get healthier yourself

Now if that sounds like something you can commit to, and you don’t mind taking the time and energy to make that happen, then you are in the right place right now.  Of course if this is not your desire, you may stop reading now, but I do wish you a very happy and healthy new year!

For the rest of you, want to learn more?  Read on.

As I ended my career in the corporate world and branched out on my own,  I realized I still had more to offer and craved these 3 things.  I never saw myself retired so I knew I had to create a new path for myself that would still be fulfilling personally but would also allow me to continue making a difference in the health and wellness of others.  The path I chose fell into place because I was OPEN TO POSSIBILITIES  and was WILLING TO TAKE CALCULATED RISKS.

If you are at such a crossroads as this, then I have 8-STEPS  that moved me forward into a place of new challenges, renewed energy, exciting possibilities, more relationships and support than at any other time in my life, more fun and travel, better health (I thought I was super healthy, but found out I could do even better) and even opened a path to financial security (that was a bonus!)  Believe me this was a welcome surprise to me at this time in my career and I felt rejuvenated and ready to tackle a NEW BEGINNING in life.  So are you ready for a new beginning this NEW YEAR  too?

Click below to request a FREE download of my 8-STEP PLAN FOR A NEW BEGINNING.

My New Year GIFT TO YOU!

carol@carolebert.com

Then  connect with me for a FREE CONSULT to discuss your thoughts.

carol@carolebert.com

Remember, making a commitment to one other person means you have taken the best first step toward making a change in your life.  Welcome to my world!!

 

Be Well!

Carol

 

SHIFT Happens

There’s a shift going on.  Can you tell?

Warm to cold.

Light to dark.

And most recently, beautiful fall days have descended into rainy dreary November 

How does this effect you?  Take it in stride?  Or resist it all the way? I always try to put a positive twist on things so here are tips to approach all these changes.

S – Settle into it and “go with the flow”

H – Honor the changes as the natural rhythm of the universe

I – Investigate any resistance and make peace with the cause

F – Feel the energy of the transition and the new refreshing energy that comes with it

T – Treasure this universal flow as a gift

So how will you proceed with this annual shift of the seasons?

I would love to invite you to hear a recorded call from Dr. Christiane Northrup that will enlighten and inspire you as you face the transitions  going on.

Embracing Transitions: The power of making a change

In general, the vast majority of people on this planet resist change. For many, change brings on anxiety and a fight or flight response. And for the outliers and early adopters, who drive innovation – they see change as an opportunity. The good news is resistance is dynamic. Whether we are running from or toward ‘CHANGE’ – it ignites an inner power and heightens our awareness for interacting with the world. Transitions can be transformative.

Astrologically, since 2012, Saturn has been in Scorpio clearing the playing field for what no longer works, our shadow side emerged in order to be healed with lots of endings,  particularly in relationships. This year Venus has danced with Mars 3 times, with the finale on November 2nd.  All in the service to make us whole, teach us to stop projecting our power onto others and ultimately take responsibility for our experience. These are the attributes that can make a transition a transformation, whether you’re an empty-nester, ending or just beginning a relationship, embarking on a new venture, retiring from a job or finding yourself in menopause.

Please join Dr. Christiane Northrup and her sister Penny Northrup Kirk to hear more about CHANGE as opportunity and how you can more easily trust the process!

 

Click here and request the link to this call.

http://carolebert.com/connect-with-carol/

Be well as you make transitions!

Carol

Burn Baby Burn

It’s fall, foliage is starting to die off, dry leaves  are in piles everywhere – and instead of feeling down,  it brings me joy!
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I Iove gathering it all up and burning it on a beautiful fall day.  Great exercise, great smells and fills my need to have a fire and burn something until it is all gone and back to nature.
Metaphorically speaking, it’s another way of looking at getting rid of something that I need to let go of that no longer serves me so I can welcome in what’s next.  In this case – Winter.  A season I am never ready for each year but when the hint of the first snow fall is upon us, I get very excited and just can’t wait.

 

So what are you still hanging  on to that is not serving you? Is it time to let that flame die out and allow yourself to be open for the next great thing coming for you?  When you release what you no longer need, you make space for something new.

 

I would love to hear what you are willing  let go of and the hint you have of what is coming next.  Click here and tell me all about it!
And if you need some coaching around that, let me know that too!

Finally – the truth about what causes chronic disease

What if everything you knew about the cause of chronic disease got turned on its head and was no longer true.
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How would that make you feel?  Frustrated that you had been spreading mis-information (unknowingly) all these years? Disappointed that revered health institutions you have been trained to trust have let you down? Wondering why when this information first came out it took years to finally be embraced?
Well that’s life and no matter how maddening it may seem, change is inevitable and it does take time to work its way thru all the systems we operate under.  But it is never too late to get re-educated about the latest news about the REAL cause of chronic disease.  I’m inviting you to a great webinar you will definitely want to listen to.
Yes YOU are invited!
 “Inflammation 101 – Is Your Lifestyle Aging You?”

 

Presented by Dr. Karen Wolfe

Thursday, October 15th, 2015
6:00PM- 7:30PM (Pacific)
7:00PM- 8:30PM (Mountain)
8:00PM- 9:30PM (Central)
9:00PM- 10:30PM (Eastern)

After this webinar you will be able to:

1. Understand exactly what inflammation is.
2. Discuss how inflammation is linked to chronic illness.
3. List the main pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory forces and how inflammation affects heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer.
4. List the lifestyle factors that reduce inflammation

Dr. Karen Wolfe, was trained as a medical doctor in Australia. She is an author, an international speaker and Holistic Health Coach with The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She is extremely knowledgeable in the SCIENCE BEHIND SUGAR ADDICTION, INSULIN RESISTANCE, INFLAMMATION, and the RESET PROGRAM.

Register now by emailing me here.

http://carolebert.com/connect-with-carol/

Community builds immunity – and maybe your bottom line too!!

How much value do you place on being with friends, family and co-workers? Probably alot, but did you know that it can improve your health as well?  I remember when I could count the number of friends I had on one hand, and now I need at least 10 hands when I add them all up.  A big change for me and I am definitely happier and healthier as well.  So what is this all about?
You are invited!
Dr. Christiane Northrup knows and will be sharing her wisdom and the science on an upcoming conference call that I would like to invite you to.
Tuesday, October 20th 2015
8:00pm – 8:30pm ET
It is a well-known fact that the company we keep influences our well-being, and research shows that the more varied the groups to which we belong are directly reflected in healthier immune system functions.
Have you also heard this – ‘your network is your net worth?’ These ideas serve to reinforce the notion that belonging to multiple and varied communities serves to boost not only your health and but also your finances, and undoubtedly your sense of well-being along the way!
Join leading women’s health expert Dr. Christiane Northrup with her sister Penny Northrup Kirk for an intimate, 30-minute call, to find out how this has been true in their lives and the people they know!
FOLLOWED IMMEDIATELY BY

Team Northrup Business Opportunity Call
Tuesday, October 20th 2015
8:30pm – 9:00pm ET

Immediately following the telegathering, join Team Northrup leaders, Dr. Deborah Kern and Karen Wolfe as they teach you how to harness the power of the health-wealth connection with Team Northrup and our product partner, USANA.
This thirty-minute call will give you an overview of our clinically tested and proven products, how to earn residual income with Team Northrup, and how we use personal growth as a business building strategy in a supportive community.

 

Just click here to register  carol@carolebert.com
(remember it’s FREE) and I will send you the call-in numbers.
What if this information was just what you need right now to improve your life and your health!  Don’t miss out.

Remarkable You!

Have you ever pondered the effect you and your presence and your efforts have had on the people, places and things you’ve touched?  I had an interesting experience after an exhausting afternoon of weeding  the garden (a very grounding experience).  I decided to actually stop working, take a break and lie down in a lounge chair outside in the yard.  Breaks are unusual for me as I am driven by work and it’s a challenge to slow down.

As I was resting and feeling a gentle breeze cooling me, I had a wave of peace pass over me and thought – Why don’t I do this more often?  It’s here and it’s free!  I was actually “being” and not “doing” and it felt great. (note to self – this is a great stress management tool.  Now I just need to do it more often!)

As I looked up at the canopy of trees overhead I thought about how big they were, the shade they provided, the rustle of the leaves from the gentle breeze blowing thru them, the filtered light from the sun that danced around the yard.

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And then it hit me. We planted these trees 35 years ago and because we did this, we now have a glorious wooded yard that provides pleasure for us and others, and habitat for many woodsy birds and creatures.

Trees in yard

I was amazed at the sanctuary we had created and I would have missed this revelation if I hadn’t taken the time to process the evolution of what we’ve accomplished.

So what about you?

What are the consequences of what you have created over the years?  Personally and professionally.

I know there are a lot of healthier people today from my early efforts with wellness as a career choice.

So – Have you taken the time to process and reflect on your accomplishments?

And if you haven’t taken the time, why not?

Maybe now is the time.

Here’s a SIMPLE STRATEGY that you can do to help reveal the impact you have had on others.

The results will amaze and remind you of how important you have been to the world.

  1. Select an accomplishment from your past that you are proud of.
  2. List 10 consequences of that accomplishment over the years
  3. Take note of your feelings about the impact you have made.

Click below and share your story.  I would love to hear all about it!

http://carolebert.com/connect-with-carol/

Be well on your remarkable journey!

Carol

Your Challenge Today – What’s age got to do with it?

This is my current thinking about my life today. The numbers keep piling up but I still feel and think the same.  So do I define myself by what society says my age should be like, or do I challenge myself to accept that I am growing older but I have an ageless outlook that cannot be defined with a number. What about you?  Do you still “act your age” or act as if you are ageless?  Here are my thoughts in my latest video.

So what are your thoughts on the numbers  game?

Recently, has your age-number stopped you from doing what you truly wanted to do?

Is your age-number holding you back from being all you can be?

What would happen if you forgot about your age-number and did just what you wanted to?

 

I would love your comments about this.  Click here and let me know!

 http://carolebert.com/connect-with-carol/

Be well on your ageless journey!

Carol