Mind, Body & Spirit

WHAT ARE YOU MANIFESTING?

WHAT ARE YOU MANIFESTING?

By | July 9, 2015 at 1:08 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Be cognizant of what you manifest as it may come true.  What is manifestation?  It is the art of making your desires materialize.  We should strive for manifesting positivity.  We are constantly manifesting.  As humans we create a flow of energy.  This...

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BE AN EAGLE

BE AN EAGLE

By | July 1, 2015 at 8:46 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Strength, Courage, Prestige, Spirit, Wisdom, Loyalty, Balance, Meditation, Healing, Faith, Connection with Higher Power, Freedom, Awareness, Perspective and Insight.  Are any of the aforementioned your personal characteristics? If you possess a majority, you...

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TAKING CARE OF YOU

TAKING CARE OF YOU

By | June 25, 2015 at 2:44 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison What is your definition of taking care of you?  Guaranteed, each of us has a varied approach.  I will also venture to guess you may not truly understand the meaning of taking care of you.  You may be a fitness fanatic, as well as adopt a healthy...

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WHAT DO YOU REGRET?

WHAT DO YOU REGRET?

By | June 18, 2015 at 1:09 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Our lives are in constant motion with little time to accomplish relevant, beneficial, self- perpetuating tasks.  We are easily distracted with work and family responsibilities.  We become tangled in the minutia.  As we reflect upon our lives, most of us...

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DIGGING DEEP, SOULFULLY

DIGGING DEEP, SOULFULLY

By | June 11, 2015 at 1:53 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Soulfully “Digging Deep” sounds intense, doesn’t it?  This may be just what your soul is ordering.  Dig deep, get raw and get to know one self.  Ahhh, but of course, you already know who you are.  You have it resolved and feel reassured with whom you...

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LIVING COURAGEOUSLY

LIVING COURAGEOUSLY

By | May 27, 2015 at 6:39 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Are you living courageously? While you may think you are doing so, perhaps not? Living with courage translates into coming face-to-face with your fears. Facing our fears is daunting. We may have to work through what we have dusted under the rug. It may be that...

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TURN YOUR DREAMS INTO REALITY

TURN YOUR DREAMS INTO REALITY

By | May 21, 2015 at 1:29 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison As children we dream of what adulthood will look like.  Not cognizant of all the responsibility associated with adulthood we wanted to grow up as quickly as possible.  You also pondered what you may become when you grow up not knowing your epiphany announced...

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

By | May 7, 2015 at 12:04 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Mother’s contribute an immeasurable amount to our society.  FOX News reports the average annual salary of a stay-at-home mom is worth more than $65,000 per year.  Other studies conclude if you add overtime, the average annual salary would be more than...

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LIVING A LIFE OF ZEAL

LIVING A LIFE OF ZEAL

By | April 22, 2015 at 10:30 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Living a life full of zeal is what each of us needs to aspire too, and achieve.  Why?  It provides us purpose and propels us to live fully.  To live enthusiastically we can dare to dream and set goals.  We can witness and reap the benefits of what we set...

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EMPOWERMENT

EMPOWERMENT

By | April 15, 2015 at 10:35 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison What is power?  What does “power” mean to you?  Is it imperative to feel a sense of power in your life? If so, why is this important?  If your world revolves around attaining power in your life you may need to reevaluate your approach.  The truth is...

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JOURNAL: FOR A HEALTHIER YOU!

JOURNAL: FOR A HEALTHIER YOU!

By | April 8, 2015 at 1:45 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Journalizing daily explores the thoughts and feelings encompassing the events of one’s life.  Expressing your thoughts on paper is expedient in your personal growth as well as it relieves stress.  Did you know expressing your thoughts on paper improves...

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WHAT DO YOU “LIKE?”

WHAT DO YOU “LIKE?”

By | April 1, 2015 at 7:50 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Do you “like” it or not?  Do you participate in social media or have a teenager who does?  Regardless, Facebook, Instagram and Tweeting are the craze.  Each of these platforms exudes positivity as well as negativity.  Thus, what is social media doing...

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STRETCH IT OUT

STRETCH IT OUT

By | March 26, 2015 at 12:54 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Stretching regularly is equally as important as exercising.  Most people neglect this aspect of their exercise routine.  Lengthening your muscles by stretching them renders a plethora of benefits.  Often we overlook stretching because we want to move on...

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LOVE, SORRY, HELP

LOVE, SORRY, HELP

By | March 19, 2015 at 12:28 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Three of the most challenging phrases to communicate to another human being are “I love you, I’m sorry, and I need help.” Each of us has allowed these words to escape our lips and yet they are still difficult to utter repeatedly. When we use these words...

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SELF WORTH

SELF WORTH

By | March 12, 2015 at 1:10 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Do you value YOU? What is the status of your self-esteem and respect for oneself? Do you believe you are deserving of the finer things life has to offer. I’m not speaking of material items. I am talking about valuing yourself enough to realize that you...

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STAND STRONG AS A MOUNTAIN

STAND STRONG AS A MOUNTAIN

By | March 5, 2015 at 1:35 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison If you practice yoga the terminology, Mountain Pose or Tadasana will be familiar. Whether you practice yoga or not you are in this posture daily. The posture is simply standing straight in one place. However, executing its true form requires practice. Standing...

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WE CAN DO IT

WE CAN DO IT

By | February 26, 2015 at 12:00 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Recently my daughter received from her grandfather a brand new shiny tin lunch box. I confess he made a splendid decision. Wrapped around this shiny new tin is the famous wartime propaganda poster of a woman flexing her bicep, Rosie Riveter, “We Can Do...

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ULTIMATELY COMPROMISING

ULTIMATELY COMPROMISING

By | February 18, 2015 at 4:00 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Often we hear one should compromise in a relationship. Compromising in any and all relationships will be a necessity. Regardless of how long you have known the person or what the dynamics are, compromise will be an integral component within your...

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HEALTHIER HEART, HEALTHIER YOU

HEALTHIER HEART, HEALTHIER YOU

By | February 11, 2015 at 8:55 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Experiencing a healthier heart translates to a more positive and renewed you. With Valentine’s Day upon us, love is in the air. Red and pink, boxed chocolates, teddy bears, and ready made flower bouquets are omnipresent. Valentine’s Day is a catalyst to...

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VINO & VINYASA YOGA

VINO & VINYASA YOGA

By | February 5, 2015 at 3:16 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison A contemporary yogini is how I would describe myself. Yes, I drink wine and teach yoga. Of course I am not practicing these activities simultaneously. For several years fitness studios and yoga retreats have been designed to specifically bring wine and yoga...

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CORE STRENGTH

CORE STRENGTH

By | January 29, 2015 at 12:45 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Six-pack abs appears to be a fascination with Americans. Possessing rock-hard washboard abs is the goal amongst many. Truly one should be thinking, how do I maintain the muscles “springy and elastic,” in a well honed state?” A healthy muscle has this...

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Recap on Resolutions

Recap on Resolutions

By | January 22, 2015 at 3:15 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison As we commence the end of the first month of 2015 it is time to recap. Given the New Year many, of us set resolutions or goals. Are you finding it challenging to commit to what you established for your future? Do not beat yourself up. You are human and we...

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SMILE AND THE WHOLE WORLD SMILES WITH YOU

SMILE AND THE WHOLE WORLD SMILES WITH YOU

By | January 15, 2015 at 10:10 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Smiling is contagious and is triggered without much thought. We smile when we hear the giggle of a child or when a friend shares a funny joke. Smiling is a natural reflex. When we smile it radiates happiness with others. There is also a mind-body connection....

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YOU ARE MORE THAN ENOUGH

YOU ARE MORE THAN ENOUGH

By | January 8, 2015 at 2:42 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison As our own worst critic, we are quick to recognize our shortcomings. A simple question… do you accept yourself as you are? Self-acceptance is looking introspectively. Accepting who you are, not trying to be someone other than yourself. Falsifying your own...

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POSTURE YOURSELF

POSTURE YOURSELF

By | January 1, 2015 at 1:07 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Stand up straight, draw your shoulders back and pull in your stomach. These commands may resonate and be familiar words you heard as a child. Your parent or grandparent was advocating proper posture. Each reminder I received about my posture felt burdensome....

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BE A MASTERPIECE

BE A MASTERPIECE

By | December 23, 2014 at 7:03 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Another year has transpired. Did you accomplish your goals? Are you preparing for new ventures? Are you strategizing how you can achieve your upcoming goals? What would you like to do differently in the ensuing year? If your answers are affirmative responses...

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NEW BEGINNINGS

NEW BEGINNINGS

By | December 18, 2014 at 4:35 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison With less than two weeks in the year you may be reflecting upon 2014. This is your opportune moment to be thankful, revel in your accomplishments, contemplate change and envision 2015. Many people consider New Year’s resolutions. Is this you? What are your...

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HEY SUGAR…ONE LUMP OR TWO?

HEY SUGAR…ONE LUMP OR TWO?

By | December 11, 2014 at 12:12 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Here is your sage sugar tidbit for the holiday. The decadent rich and creamy slice of fudge and other sweet treats you intend indulging in will be with you until April, 2015. Research tells us that America is on sugar overload. The average person consumes 155...

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CHOOSE HAPPINESS

CHOOSE HAPPINESS

By | December 3, 2014 at 8:50 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison This is the time of year to express gratitude and happiness. Did you know your attitude is germane to your happiness? I am perplexed and cannot seem to shake how very happy I am in my own life. Therefore, I want to continue to share this ebullient feeling and...

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NAYSAYERS, SAY GOODBYE!

NAYSAYERS, SAY GOODBYE!

By | November 27, 2014 at 10:40 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Has anyone discouraged you from your aspirations? Perhaps, someone thinks your dreams are too ambitious? Or, someone attempts to sabotage your efforts? Anyone who is depriving you from achieving greatness needs to be abolished from your life. I don’t believe...

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YOU CAN SHARE KINDNESS, EVERY DAY

YOU CAN SHARE KINDNESS, EVERY DAY

By | November 19, 2014 at 6:01 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison An act of altruism requires little effort. More than twice the amount of energy is expended to be cruel and hurtful. Sure, everyone has had an ego bruising or feelings hurt. It is part of life. At tender young ages we learned quickly not everyone plays in the...

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MY ACHING BACK

MY ACHING BACK

By | November 13, 2014 at 10:45 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Typically we attribute or blame our aching body to an injury. Have you thought you may be injuring your body due to not moving or exercising enough? Lack of mobility or working a sedentary job will make you ache. Working in the fitness industry, one of the...

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CELEBRATE YOUR VICTORIES

CELEBRATE YOUR VICTORIES

By | November 6, 2014 at 12:25 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison How often do you tell yourself you have done a great job? Do you acknowledge your accomplishments? Research tells us, we are more likely to recognize what we did wrong than what we did right. We dwell more on our negative experiences than our positive. The...

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UNIQUE

UNIQUE

By | October 22, 2014 at 6:35 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Your fingerprints differentiate you from everyone, as does your DNA. While these are obvious physical traits and characteristics, each of us is unique in other ways. Each person can attest we are likely our own worst critics. We are accomplished at discovering...

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WHAT YOU DO MATTERS

WHAT YOU DO MATTERS

By | October 15, 2014 at 7:55 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison My daughters are 7 and 10-years-old. We were having a conversation the other day about how all action taken in life is of consequence. My youngest daughter replied, “I can’t change the world.” As a parent I gathered myself and wondered, “I have not...

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