GET HAPPY HERE & NOW.

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Be Grateful

Gratitude is a sign of appreciation and you ought to show appreciation for life. Always wake up every morning in acknowledgement that someone died the previous night but you didn’t, someone did not wake up but you did. Let me give you a little exercise, next time you feel as if everything is working against you and there is nothing to be thankful for, pick up a pen and a piece of paper and make a list of things you should be thankful for, for example, I woke up this morning, I have food on my table, I have clothes to wear, I have a good paying job, the skies are beautiful and the atmosphere is great. By the time you finish this little exercise, I can assure you that you will feel better already, SO START MAKING THAT LIST OF GRATITUDE.

Exercise regularly

Unhappiness can result from stressing our bodies and minds. Scientists believe that 30-60 minutes of exercise can make you happy regardless of how sad you may be. Exercise raises your heart rate and triggers a surge of hormonal changes. As your heart begins to pound, certain hormones are released which create a sense of total well being and you begin to feel well again, the mind stress is gone and everything is under control. Another thing you can do is take a walk, this works for me all the time. When you take a walk, you are able to think over matters that are bothering you and come up with solutions to them, SO GET YOUR RUNNERS ON AND START WALKING.

Make somebody happy

“The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer somebody else up.” Be optimistic, IT WORKS AND IT FEELS GOOD INSIDE.

Act as if you are happy

Smile always, even when you are feeling blue. When the body acts, emotions follow. A smile costs nothing but it creates much, it enriches those who receive it without impoverishing those who give. Learn to smile at all times, it won’t only make you happy, it will also win you happy friends, YOU ARE WHAT YOU CREATE.

Change is inevitable and no situation is permanent. Whenever you are feeling sad or depressed, always remember that it’s temporary and that tomorrow will be better, tough times don’t last but tough people do. Develop a positive attitude, be optimistic, IT’S TIME TO GET HAPPY,

“ENJOY YOUR SUMMER TIME.”

THANK YOU FOR READING.

GEORGE DUROCHER

Use All Of Your Mind.

Time to use all your senses, life is full of endless memory and mind power.

The more senses you use in learning something, the more of your brain will be involved in retaining the memory. In one study, adults were shown a series of emotionally neutral images, each presented along with a smell. They were not asked to remember what they saw. Later, they were shown a set of images, this time without odors, and asked to indicate which they’d seen before. They had excellent recall for all odor-paired pictures, and especially for those associated with pleasant smells. Brain imaging indicated that the piriform cortex, the main odor-processing region of the brain, became active when people saw objects originally paired with odors, even though the smells were no longer present and the subjects hadn’t tried to remember them. So challenge all your senses as you venture into the unfamiliar.

So for today and everyday of your life, don’t live in fear to use your mind and allow yourself to grow within work, home, life and self. The mind never stops going. I hope you use your senses and enjoy the life you have or make changes if your not happy. Snapshot_20111029_56

Thank you for reading

George Durocher

Keeping Balance

10172738_10152418506221133_7737306647789773244_nIt’s time to spring forward, as the sun is shinning, may flowers are blooming and the sky is blue.

Here are a few tips to get you feeling balance and flowing forward in your life, home, work and self.

1.  Stop worrying.  Realize there are many things in life that we have no control over.  Let them go and focus on what you can change.

2.  Say No!  Learn to say “no” to other people and don’t take on more than you can handle.

3.  Take breaks.  When you become frustrated doing an activity or task, it can be helpful to take a break.  Step back from what you are doing for a while and then get back to it when your frustration level has subsided.

4.  Take care of yourself first.  This may sound selfish, but it is necessary.  If you get “burned out” you have nothing left to give to others.

5.  Set priorities and focus.  This will help you accomplish your tasks and goals in a less stressful manner because you have taken time to plan.

Remember we need to stop, relax, rest, and smell the flowers in life.

Thank you for reading.

George Durocher

Make Time To Manifest

 Untitled 86961We need to manifest in our lives daily to be healthy and feel whole, too know we made it and reach our goals, we manifest without even knowing it. Spring time is here now, so make a list of change in your life, work or home and bring forth your manifesting powers for a better self and happiness. We all have this gift and must learn to use it daily in our own inner worlds. Here are some tips to get you going and manifesting.

1. Follow your star! Know where you are going.

Set the intention for what you are building for the long-term. Who will you become, what will you build? Where will your star come to rest in the manifestation of pure joy?

 2. Pay attention to your intention.

Maintain your attention – that is, focus – on your long-term intention. Be aware of the road you traverse – of the roadblocks, the u-turns, and the highways that you consciously choose to keep following your star.

 3. Put your gifts in service.

To love and respect yourself, what you are building. Share them widely as you do more of what you love. Because that’s the way to manifest what you are meant to do in life.

 4. Choose thoughts that drive decisive action.

If there is an emotional rut along your road, decide now to get out of it. Learn how to put what happened in the past behind you. Let the learnings meet you in the present now to shape your future. Choose thoughts aligned with forgiveness, compassion, acceptance, empathy, non-judgement to kickstart you and fuel your journey to pure joy.

 5. Take small and considered steps – Like a camel

Camels aren’t the fastest of animals, I’ve heard! Small and considered progress lets you live the growing excitement and joy as you move closer to your intention. It allows you to adjust and align as you traverse ‘moor and mountain‘ that your star leads you over.

 6. Be accountable.

Create an accountability practice that will keep you on track. Share what you are building – in writing – or better with someone you trust, who will honor your intention without judgement (your coach maybe!). Tell them your small-step goals, share your successes, your slip ups. Ask for their support.

 7. Celebrate your progress.

It’s so easy to pay attention to what still needs to be done or what you fail at doing. Don’t! Plan now on celebrating your incremental progress and successes. Make a regular time to give thanks for all you have and each step forward you have made. Giving thanks for what you have is the ultimate celebration – energy attracts like energy. Appreciative thoughts generate energy that attracts more to appreciate. Abundance.

On a personal note – I love to manifest daily in my own life and don’t like feeling stuck. I know the energy that comes with it very well and use it with care. Dreams do come true.

If you need any help in your life, work or inner world, let me know, i’ll be glad to help you manifest the best life you always wanted and the dream you desire.

Thank you for reading.

George Durocher

 1. Follow your star! Know where you are going.

Set the intention for what you are building for the long-term. Who will you become, what will you build? Where will your star come to rest in the manifestation of pure joy?

 2. Pay attention to your intention.

Maintain your attention – that is, focus – on your long-term intention. Be aware of the road you traverse – of the roadblocks, the u-turns, and the highways that you consciously choose to keep following your star.

 3. Put your gifts in service.

To love and respect yourself, what you are building. Share them widely as you do more of what you love. Because that’s the way to manifest what you are meant to do in life.

 4. Choose thoughts that drive decisive action.

If there is an emotional rut along your road, decide now to get out of it. Learn how to put what happened in the past behind you. Let the learnings meet you in the present now to shape your future. Choose thoughts aligned with forgiveness, compassion, acceptance, empathy, non-judgement to kickstart you and fuel your journey to pure joy.

 5. Take small and considered steps – the magi took camels!

Camels aren’t the fastest of animals, I’ve heard! Small and considered progress lets you live the growing excitement and joy as you move closer to your intention. It allows you to adjust and align as you traverse ‘moor and mountain‘ that your star leads you over.

 6. Be accountable.

Create an accountability practice that will keep you on track. Share what you are building – in writing – or better with someone you trust, who will honor your intention without judgement (your coach maybe!). Tell them your small-step goals, share your successes, your slip ups. Ask for their support.

 7. Celebrate your progress.

It’s so easy to pay attention to what still needs to be done or what you fail at doing. Don’t! Plan now on celebrating your incremental progress and successes. Make a regular time to give thanks for all you have and each step forward you have made. Giving thanks for what you have is the ultimate celebration – energy attracts like energy. Appreciative thoughts generate energy that attracts more to appreciate. Abundance.

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Spring Cleaning Time

hy.bmpSpring cleaning is the ultimate act of renewal and clutter removal, which sets a positive tone for you and your family for the year ahead, its a time to enjoy and be present in the now and too let go of the old and bring in the new. I always start my spring cleaning every March 1st as I feel spring comes fast in a few weeks. Better to start now, then later. hy.bmp

 Here are some smart ideas and tips to get you started. hy.bmp

 

• Schedule cleaning tasks onto a calendar, creating a written commitment.

 

• Spread out your spring cleaning over several weeks – a single weekend is never enough.

 

• Include preparation time when planning larger tasks, such as painting.

 

• Schedule together activities that allow multi-tasking (e.g. doing laundry while cleaning blinds)

 

• Save valuable cleaning time by planning certain activities that should precede others, like dusting before vacuuming

 

• Discuss expectations with your family helpers (e.g. “garage cleaned so cars can park inside”); it will improve your results

 

• Write down your activities in a plan that can be a blueprint for next year

 

• Better yet, start a spring cleaning notebook or binder where you can keep ideas, coupons, and schedules

 

• Avoid the temptation to wander into doing new unplanned tasks

 

• Keep a notebook on-hand, and write down and schedule new task ideas for another time

Remember not to get scared of dusting or cleaning out your closet, bedroom, den or whatever you like to clean out. It’s about being present today and staying in your now, it feels good to clean up the old and it feels even better to bring in the new. Its all about the energy and spring time. Its all new,new, new.

Thank you for reading.

George Durocher

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Tips On Happiness.

photoDo you want happiness or not? We all want happiness in our lives, home, work and inner world. Happiness is free as you know it and we can always access it anytime we want and need, but first you have to take down the walls you have rise up high.

Here are a few tips to get you moving and going, I hope you have a very happy day and feel the happiness too. :)

  •  Take a 10-30 minutes walk every day. And while you walk, smile.
  •  Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
  •   Sleep for 8 hours a day.
  • Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy
  •  Dream more while you are awake.
  • Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
  •   Drink plenty of water.
  • Try to make at least three people smile each day.
  •   Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
  • Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past.
  • Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

Remember, if you are feeling stuck and you can’t move forward. I am here to help you, if needed. I have a lot of great of tips and new fresh ways to get you unstuck in your life, home, work and your inner world. We all have a right for happiness to shine bright.

Thank You For Reading.

George Durocher

RPC/Wellness Counselor & Life Coach.

 

Let Go Of January Blues.

January 2014 IMG_3830.jpgis a new beginning for most people and it can be a very hard time as well, like setting goals and staying on your path of health and wellness. I have a few tips for you to enjoy.

I hope these help you get started within mind and body. You can do it, I have. :)

  • Exercise regularly with a balanced program that includes stretching for flexibility, aerobics for endurance, and weight training for strength. This can help to lower body weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol. And exercise makes your body, mind, and heart happy, and is a good prevention for depression. 
  • Nutritional supplements to support emotional well being include the essential fatty acids, the B vitamins, calcium and magnesium to relax the body and muscles, valerian root or kava for anxiety or better sleep, and St. John’s wort, SAM-e, or 5-HTP for depression. 
  • Learn to manage your stress and communicate your feelings in a safe and non-aggressive way. Practice forgiveness and moving forward in life, still being aware of what you have learned from your life experiences (to avoid repeating mistakes in behavior). 
  • Identify your key issues, create positive affirmations, and practice them daily. Examples could be, “I am a loving person and I deserve love.” Or, “I am happy and healthy, physically and emotionally.” 
  • Develop close personal relationships that you can count on for support. Continue to expand your ability to give and receive in your friendships and loveships. And let your sails fly free in the wind. Give yourself permission to live with passion and spontaneity.

Please make a list of your own wellness tips and remember to make it real fun and something that you will succeed in reaching. We are all designed for success and well-being as humans, don’t let fear or blah days stop you. You can do it. :)

Thank you for reading.

George Durocher

RPC/Wellnesss Counselor & Life Coach

604-725-9183 or georgedurocher@hotmail.com