Luminosity Podcast #4 – Suzette Vearnon

Luminosity Podcast #4 – Suzette Vearnon

Welcome to the Luminosity Podcast!  Today we have the pleasure of speaking with Suzette Vearnon.

Author. Innovator. Relationship Solutionist. Suzette has changed the way relationships are done with her signature MusicMath™ Approach.

After over 50 years in music, 35 years in math, and later discovering her highest expression as a Relationship Coach and Business Woman, Suzette has stumbled onto something quite revolutionary. The correlation between music, math, and relationships.

Suzette’s story did not have a fairy tale start but definitely had a fairy tale ending. With two failed marriages and a proclivity towards unavailable men, the likelihood that she would have the true love she so deeply desired was minuscule at best. It wasn’t until she felt compelled to seek help that she began to connect the dots. True love was not a result of meeting someone else’s ideal, it was singing her song and trusting that the right man would hear it. With this, she marched back into the dating world and this time, met the man who is now her dream husband.

Join Suzette and I in this podcast as we discuss “Your enough factor”!

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Show Note References:

Where to find Suzette:

www.suzettesolutions.com

What Suzette is reading right now:

Enough is Enough – Dr. Ray Charles & Lisa Nichols

Rising Strong – Brene Brown

No Matter What – Lisa Nichols

Suzette’s Favorite Quote:

“If you can BE your way through it, you can find your way to it”

Suzette is most Passionate about:

Her life mattering! Leaving a legacy.

 

Luminosity Podcast #1 Essential Oils

Luminosity Podcast #1 Essential Oils

Welcome to the first episode of the Luminosity Podcast!  I am so excited to bring you this new collection of podcasts!  The Luminosity Podcast is all about taking better care of ourselves and learning from amazing speakers all things health, wealth, and freedom.

As I bring all the pillars of my business into one, I wanted to start out with one of my favorite topics and that is Essential Oils. In this episode, I will be talking about the use of essential oils for stress, anxiety and adrenal health.

You will learn:

  • how essential oils actually work
  • which oils are best for stress, anxiety and adrenal health
  • common applications of essential oils
  • my favorite go-to recipes!

You can listen to the podcast here or I am VERY EXCITED to let you know that you can listen to it on iTunes and subscribe there…so you never miss an episode!

 

Show Note References:

 

Essential Oil Blend Recipes Handout – Get Your Copy Here

 

My favorite essential oil books:

 

The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness by Nerys Purchon and Lora Cantele

The Essential Life 3rd Edition

 

6 Simple Steps to Improve Your Time Management

6 Simple Steps to Improve Your Time Management

Are you an individual who can’t seem to properly manage your time?  Does this cause additional stress in your life?  The good news is that there are a number of steps that you can take to improve your time management.  Here are 6 simple steps that you can take to manage your time better and reduce the associated stress!

 Know That You Have a Problem

Awareness that you may have a time management challenge is the first step in changing your behaviour.  Although it is typical to be late for work or a social event on occasion, it is something that should not be happening on a daily or a weekly basis.  

 Decide To Change

Wanting to change is the next key to change.  You need to set goals for yourself, as these goals can help to provide you with a source of motivation.  Sample goals include showing up to work on time for a whole month, being on time for all dinner dates, and so forth.

 Create Daily Task Lists

Creating a to-do list for yourself is an easy way to properly manage your time.  Outline what you need to do throughout the day.  Be sure to list your tasks in order of importance.

Rely On Time Management Tools

Consider using time management tools to your advantage.  Use your cell phones and computers  alarm clocks, alerts, calendars, and so much more?

 Learn How To Say No

This can be challenging but try to not take on more than you can accomplish.  Look into using outside help.  In the home, this outside help can come from a housecleaner.  At the workplace, this outside help can come from a co-worker.

 Get Organized

If you are unorganized, you are likely to waste a large amount of time.  For example, you can waste time by searching for lost or misplaced documents.  or you can spend hours searching for your glasses or car keys.

These are just a few ideas you can put in place to help you get organized.  It all starts with awareness and the desire to change!  If you want it, you can have it!

How to Have a Beautiful Life in a Mad Dash Society

How to Have a Beautiful Life in a Mad Dash Society

When you go out, look at the people around you. Everyone looks like they’re in a hurry to get somewhere? When you ask your friends out for a gathering, do you often get, “Sorry, I’ve got an appointment, or I have a meeting on that day”?  Is your response the same when they ask you?

Many people are chronically busy nowadays. They all have the desire to be successful as fast as possible. And to achieve that, they figure they have to compress five years of work into one, by moving five times faster! So they rush, sacrificing personal time and relationships, to get as much done as they can. But despite their earnest and wholehearted attempt to be successful, they often waste their effort because they lose their sense of direction – focusing on the trees, but failing to notice the forest – they end up running in circles.

If you don’t occasionally stop running and look up at the stars, how will you know which way is North? (Don’t tell me you have a compass.) In real terms, this means you have to set some time every day to stop and reflect.

· What do I value in life?

· What does success mean to me?

· Has what I’ve done today brought me closer to my life’s goal?

· How do I get from where I am, to where I want to be?

Yes, these questions require you to think deep; do some soul-searching. Everyone needs a Vision – that vivid mental image of what you’d like to Be, Do, and Have in life. Without it, we can’t see which way we’re headed. And the only way to develop it is to pause, reflect, think deep, and search your soul.

All a dying person wants is to be well again. All a homeless person wants is good food and a warm place to sleep at night. And all a grieving person wants, is to have spent more time with their loved ones. Don’t let this happen to you. Slow down, pause, and reflect.

Figure out what’s important to you in life. Then spend more time doing what’s important, rather than following the masses – being busy every day; chasing an imaginary shopping list of what it takes to be successful.

Self-Care for the Holidays

Self-Care for the Holidays

If you are like me, you are in full swing of the holiday season with a full calendar of events, parties, shopping, and cooking, and I am sure a few others.    Are you already tired just thinking about it?  Today I share with you a few of my “go-to” self-care things that I actually put a lot of attention to so that I can be at my best during the season and to be able to fully enjoy all that is happening.

5 Key Self-Care Must Do’s

 

Get enough sleep 

Ok, I can already hear you laughing when you read that one!  But seriously, getting enough sleep is critical for keeping a strong immune system, keeping a clear head and also for the aesthetics!   Who wants dark circles and bags to go with the sparkly outfits?  I do realize that it is not always possible to get 7-8 hours of sleep each night at this time of year but give yourself at least 3 nights of the week when you get a full night in and don’t be afraid to take a very short nap in the afternoon.  I found this past week was exceptionally busy so tonight I have planned to go to bed early and get up early but making sure it amounts to at least 8 hours.  I recently bought a Fitbit (I was actually against them for a long time (another moment I eat of never say never) and interestingly enough I use it to monitor my sleep more than anything else!  Sad to say I was shocked but it has paved the way for me to correct the situation.

Eat healthy 

Food, food, food.  We all love food and especially at holiday time.  Having said that, in order to feel and look your best over the holidays and do all that you want, eating healthy is one of the critical ingredients.  Now I am not saying to not eat the yummy butter tarts or shortbreads or the wine.  Quite the contrary, just limit it.  One of the best ways is to start your day with a green smoothie and get in as many nutrients as early as you can and you won’t feel nearly as guilty eating the sweet stuff.  You want to savor every bit of those treats.  This past 2 years I have significantly cut down on my sugar consumption and this year I don’t even really like admitting this but I did not enjoy my treats nearly as much.  The butter tarts were way too sweet for me….which really helps keep it down to 1, not 1 dozen!  Overall, you should be aiming for about  90/10 or  80/20 – good, healthy foods to treats.

Drink water

For those that drink water on a regular basis, this may not be an issue.  For others, this can be a challenge.  This is especially true in the winter when we usually don’t drink water because of the lack of heat.   Like all health things, everybody is different and has different requirements, but overall, I would aim for 7-8 glasses of water a day.  This too I am recording on my Fitbit.  I have to admit that this is the one thing that I struggle with the most BUT also makes the biggest difference in my well-being when I consume sufficient water.  Add raspberries or lemon if you need to add a bit of flavor.

Set Boundaries

I have spoken about this in my recent previous emails and it comes up over an over.  This is a huge piece to keep you healthy emotionally over the holidays.  When you are emotionally healthy you will have a better chance of sleeping better, eating healthy (fewer sugar binges) and feel better overall.  With that being said, this can be really challenging at the holiday time.  There are many family traditions that you may be up against which can add more tension.  Taking baby steps to put in place boundaries, even if it is gradually over the years you will be better for it in the long run.  Always come from a place of love and compassion and you will get much further!

Set aside some time for just you each week

This is a non-negotiable for me!  Sunday morning for 1 hour is mine.  No interruptions, no questions, no “is breakfast ready?”  This is my time and I even keep it in place when we have visitors.  I teach my morning rituals in my classes and have recently published a book/journal to assist with this ritual. (will be launched soon!). Figure out what works best for you and make it happen.  This involves setting boundaries with others and yourself!  Once you do this for a while you will not want to go a week without it.  If you can do this daily, even better!

These are just 5 simple ways to be your best over the holidays.  Take action, you are worth it!

Wishing you a fun-filled, exciting and magical season.

Love & Abundance,

Maria

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