Emotional Fitness!!!

stevecanada......

While most of you are currently focused on our physical fitness, there is one other strength that you need to worry about. What I am talking about here is your emotional or mental fitness.

Mental fitness is about having the strong mind to handle and cope with challenges that life puts in front of you. It also helps you make the most of the opportunities that you come across in your life. Therefore, being emotionally strong is just as important as being physically fit.

Becoming emotionally stronger is much like building physical strength. Begin slowly, be consistent, build endurance, and keep it up.

Emotionally strong people embrace their pain. They tolerate it. They grieve it. 
And then – after a while – they use that energy to move forward through life in a very positive way.

Life……

steve

In the busyness of life, we forget a lot of things. The things that are the most important in our lives. Sometimes even life itself. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the craziness in our lives. We work, go to school, have social lives, and anything else that life throws our way.

Sometimes an unexpected tragedy hits us like today with the van running over innocent beings, throwing us off guard and forcing us to realize how truly precious life can be. You never know when a tragedy such as this will strike you or the people surrounding our lives. It is during the time of grieving when family and friends come together to celebrate the lives of the lost.

My heart hurts.  I am praying. 

Wohoooo its SPRING!!!!

27509275540_b2a37fb50f_k

Hello spring, we missed your green grass, warm sunshine, and beautiful flowers.

Spring is the season of positive change – the natural world goes through a rebirth, the days get longer and warmer, and life just seems better. While our gardens fill with bright flowers, sweet scents and buzzing bees, this season is a time of new beginnings.  As we roll into this colorful time of year, let us not forget to wish our friends and family a season full of blessings and happiness.

Self Worth…

Stephanie Winter 2018 2

Recently I have started reminding myself of my good qualities during my early morning meditation. This is one way of keeping happy, strengthening your good qualities and appreciating the self. It helps me to stay in my self-respect too.

Having self-worth means self-acceptance, self-appreciation, being confident and having faith in the self, being content, having self-respect and respect for others.

The opposite means that you complain all the time, you are critical towards yourself and others, you are judgemental, you are either passive or aggressive, you have a low self-worth.

When we are in a soul conscious stage we have high self-worth and feel good in life no matter what. Having ego means that you have low self-esteem.

Bragging……

Stephanie Winter 2018 1

Almost no one likes a show-off but almost everyone likes to show off, at least a little.  Some showing off happens by accident and some in a deliberate attempt to manipulate others. In either case, though, you run the risk of looking a bit too satisfied with yourself if not downright conceited.

The best way to brag about yourself to others is probably not to brag at all. Let other people do the bragging for you.  However, because our feelings of self esteem on being able to take pride in our achievements, it’s not only okay, but healthy, to brag about yourself to yourself. Giving yourself a mental pat on the back for a job well done can help boost your feelings prepare you for future successes, and even avoid the experience of dépression . You don’t have to hide your light completely under a bushel, though.

I also understand that bragging is a form of coping with oneself. I don’t want to sound like a therapist, but boasting is essentially a defense mechanism that tries to hide our insecurities and fears.

All you need is the validation of yourself, your family, and your loved ones. There is no need to seek everyone else’s. That’s too much to ask from them, and from yourself.

Another thing is that confident people don’t really brag. They know that they are competent. They don’t need validation, and they’ve internalized that they are good enough for themselves. They are proud of who they are, and they let you know it by their actions.

Broncos in my heart..

window c

 

This is a tragedy beyond words… As a community, this news knocks us to our knees but it is clear, once again, our communities are coming together and wrapping our arms and resources around those who need it most. My hope is that our communities continue to hold them tight – ensuring they are supported (there will be needs upon needs – physical, emotional, mental, economical). Team Humboldt Broncos (2018) ~ forever in my thoughts. 

Every morning is a fresh beginning. Every day is the world made new. Today is a new day. Today is my world made new…

Im Nice. But…..

pic5

Here’s the thing, I’m a nice person. So if I am not talking to you, answering your calls. you need to ask yourself why!!!!!!

People say I’m too nice . but do not take my niceness for granted.  Yes I do have a heart. But i do not tolerate heartless people.

So true. I am kind to everyone and will tolerate ones “ways” for an extent of time. But push my limits and it’s another story.

I’m super kind in general. But there are people or situations that bring out the other side.

 I never hate anybody I liked in the first place, I just lose respect for them.

Yes, there are some people in my life that fit into this category.

 

My heart is sad..

window c

I cannot imagine what these parents are going through, and my heart goes out to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy, in the Humboldt community and to everyone .

My heart is heavy right now. Praying for all those affected by the Humboldt Broncos tragedy.💔

Stay strong Humboldt .

Haters…..

34048632254_06a6e5a816_n

It’s pretty safe to say that at least 75% of the people on the planet are haters. That’s sad for them but good for you.

Why?

Because haters will never get anywhere or make anything of their lives. If you’re consumed by hate it’s impossible to do good things. You can’t achieve your dreams or help others when you’re wallowing in hate all day.

You’re not competing with everyone. Most people disqualify themselves from even entering the race. They’re an afterthought. The field is already narrowed down for you. It’s like you get to skip the first few brackets of the tournament and get right to the Final Four.

Some people would say I’m underestimating it by putting the number of haters at 75%. Others have said it’s 90-99%.

 

Thanks….

Stephanie Winter 2018 2

I’m sitting at a coffee shop – I drink my coffee, look outside, and smile. I have so much to be thankful for.

I’m thankful. for you. The connections and friendships that are forming – literally keep me going every day.

I’m thankful for warm cups of tea and comfy clothes at the end of the day.

I am thankful for kind, honest, genuinely sweet, good hearted souls 

It’s been a wonderful journey so far – thanks for being on it with me!