Happiness is an intention

I found another happy place last Friday, March 17 as I attended the first annual World Happiness Summit in Miami during the day. Then I sat amongst hundreds of others as we listened to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar speak about meditation and happiness. Both events were energizing and filled with laughter, as well as, meditations. I was so moved and empowered by both events, plus all of the people that I met. I’m such a groupie when it comes to events, workshops, classes, etc. as they offer me more tools to lift myself in life plus I then share them with you, my tribe. They fill me up in ways that keep me on a natural high for days to come, plus inspire me with many more ideas.
Are you also a big fan of workshops and seminars?
I want to highlight some yummy nuggets of wisdom which I hope will inspire you as well.
From the World Happiness summit
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  • No one person or situation has the power to take away my happiness
  • Love, happiness, knowledge strengthens self and increases vibration within the body
  • Stress is not the problem, it’s the lack of recovery from stressful events
  • Energy comes from our consciousness and flows into thoughts and then feelings then action
  • Energy has patterns
  • Make the choice to be happy no matter what
  • March 19 is now the official day of happiness in Miami
  • Happiness is an intention
From Sri Sri’s discussion on meditation
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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder of Art of Living
  • Ask yourself, What can I do for the world?
  • Waiting causes restlessness (or anxiety) unless you can focus on meditation which calms the mind
  • Learn to slow down and discover beauty all around you
  • Meditation allows you to gain control of your mind
  • Meditation is about being still
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How will you share happiness? 

Reply and share your favorite nugget that I shared with you as I’d love to hear what resonated with you.

Pass this blog along to someone who may benefit from it as we all need happiness everyday!

Thank you for being a part of my expanding family as we share happiness together.

Love and hugs,

Paty,  La Mariposa 

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Happy St. Patrick and Patty’s Day!

Today we celebrate a tradition many know little about (including me) other than green is prominent (In Ireland blue is the official color) and often alcohol (this is true in US and Ireland). However, I’m not going to talk about that tradition. I’ve changed my mind. I’ve created a video that goes into discusses what I do celebrate my life!!

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Thanks for watching my video and staying around with me. I would like to share one of the tools I use for support my continued healing. On March 24 I will be assisting in an online summit, the Whole Detox.

Join me and countless others in a 21 day holistic detox. We’ll work on getting to the root of our issues and clearing them in fun and creative ways while in a supportive environment.

Click here for Whole Detox

 

Thank you for being a part of my expanding family.

Love and hugs,

Paty,  La Mariposa  

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” Norman Vincent Peale

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Depression hits again

On Sunday I had just finished working with a new client (very excited) and was waiting on my brother to call me so I could meet up with him and his family to spend time with the kiddos, my niece and nephew. Almost an hour passed and I didn’t hear from him. I knew they were dealing with an issue and would contact me when they were finished. Yet while I was waiting at my office and listening to a business podcast (it’s an entrepreneur thing), depression creeped in. It came out of nowhere as sad thoughts soon led to tears starting to flow.

Crap! (not truly what I thought but thought it best to keep this G rated) I immediately sent a text to my brother and told him I wasn’t feeling well and was heading home. En route thoughts of every imaginable reason as to why I was sad came crashing into my head space and the tears just flowed. I raised the windows, adjusted my sunglasses, turned off the radio, and spoke out loud the thoughts running through my mind. Just hearing them seemed like they carried less weight than what was happening in my head. Within the commute back home (about 35 minutes) I cried out my sadness and feelings of unworthiness. As I turned the corner heading towards the apartment I made a plan to feel more focused and centered once I was home for I didn’t want to continue wallowing in this misery.

Truth is I’ve been struggling with depression since as long as I could remember. I was “diagnosed” with depression when I was 18 years old and prescribed Paxil which I took for a few months. Yet I didn’t like how I felt when I was on them so I stopped and found other ways to cope with it.

Throughout my life I have fallen into bouts of depression which could last hours or days. The depression would be triggered by thoughts or sometimes after a traumatic event such as a loss of my loved ones. For example, I was triggered on Sunday because I was on an amazing high which was then popped by limiting beliefs. Doubts and insecurities, especially limiting beliefs of not feeling worthy or good enough are the struggles I have been dealing with throughout my life. Since I became an entrepreneur they have become stronger as I have been facing them head on.

I checked my face before I got out of the car and said to myself in the mirror: “Paty, it’s okay to cry. Now it’s time to move forward by listening to happy music and organizing your room and home office. You got this. You’re worth it and you are loved by many.”

With a sigh and a prayer to my spiritual guides for strength I moved on with the rest of my day.

Feeling sad and depressed is normal, it becomes a problem when it lingers for more than a day.

Fact is depression does have a habit of creeping in from time to time, especially just when things appear to be going so amazing.

Have you experienced that before?

I didn’t fight the depression or blame myself for feeling the way I was, I just allowed it to flow out of my system. Then I used my depression kicker of listening to happy music and cleaning up my living space so I didn’t feel more chaotic. My other favorite depression kickers are watching funny movies, going for walks outside, dancing, dropping orange essential oil in my diffuser, and calling uplifting friends.

If you struggle with depression what are ways that you move through it?

Leave a comment of your favorite tips.

Pass this along to someone who may benefit from it as we all need support everyday!

Love and hugs,

Paty,  La Mariposa  


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Let’s Detox together in 2017

Last week I wrote about shaking the blues which was focused on removing processed sugar from your lifestyle, especially if you struggle with depression. This is truly one aspect of holistic care. Today I want to share with you an amazing opportunity that I will be a part of called the Whole Detox. It’s a 21 online event put on by my teacher and mentor, Dr. Deanna Minich.

The Whole Detox Program is an excellent way to completely reset your body while establishing long-term lifestyle changes. And the changing of the season is the perfect time to make this happen.

The 21-day program includes:

  • 5 informative, in-depth webinars
  • Access to a supportive community with 14 Teaching Assistants to answer your questions
  • Guiding emails throughout the program
  • And even some fun, surprise gifts. 
I will be one of the teaching assistants so I will also be present and engaged within the program. I’ll even be posting on Day 7 about stress, my favorite subject.
The image above identifies the various ways we must detox holistically by incorporating healthier behaviors into our lifestyles and releasing those that no longer serve us.

Take the Quiz

Not sure if you really need the program “right now”? Take the Whole Detox Spectrum Quiz now to see if any of your systems are out of balance. It will help to personalize the Whole Detox program to address those systems of health that are most out of balance.

I invite you to make this powerful decision for your whole health today. And if you have questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me by replying or email Food and Spirit directly at info@foodandspirit.com!

Pass this email along to someone who may benefit from it as we all need time to focus on ourselves everyday!
Thank you for taking a moment for yourself as you practice self-care and stress release.

Love and hugs,

Paty,  La Mariposa  

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