Living Happy

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Before I share with you on my wellness page, I typically contemplate the value of what I am saying and if it will have a positive impact. There is so much information for you to wade through, and I don’t want to add to the clutter. I do want to encourage and inspire you to be your happiest. I know for most people, that starts with a healthy mind and spirit and extends to our movement and nutrition.

It is the little things that we do for ourselves on a daily basis that can really make a difference over time. When you wake up in the morning, greet the day with gratitude. Make sure you are welcoming your breath and stretching arms and legs out to the universe. Hydrate cells with nature’s water and follow it up with a hot tea or coffee for your pleasure. Meditate or pray even if it is only for a few minutes to get the calm and relaxed attitude you need to manage your day. Take the time to move bone and stretch the muscle that houses the organs keeping your body in motion. Pick your favorite activity to make it more fun! Look for whole balanced nutrition with plenty of protein, healthy fats, fruits, vegetables, and fiber for this is your body’s fuel.

Our passions yield our happiness longevity. For me, that is my family, midwifery, and wellness. There are a whole bunch of other things wrapped up into those categories, but my heart is ingrained deeply in each one. Surround yourself with your tribe! Give away your profound gifts of knowledge and service and it will come back to you. As you head to bed for restoration, make a mental gratitude list for your happiness journal. And if you have time during your day, Snapchat with your kids . . . it drives them absolutely nuts!

 ~ Love ~ Peace ~ Harmony ~ Shari Long Romero

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THRIVING IS ELEGANT

12472580_10208552904887396_8809774332157963879_nLiving a life of purpose and enjoying the journey is the difference between simply surviving life’s trials and tragedies and feeling like a CHAMPION through the process. When I made the decision over two years ago to step out of my comfort zone and start working toward my dreams, my life changed.

To fulfill one of my ultimate goals, I enrolled in a Doctorate of Nursing Practice program at the age of 50. I also started to research wellness. It was not enough anymore to try and fail at one more get skinny diet. For so long I had felt deprived of the richness of life, because I had tortured my body and mind with everything I could find to try and fill a gaping hole of sadness. I wanted so badly to feel STRONG and free.

There was a nurse at work who introduced me to her wellness program. She seemed to radiate a sense of strength and health. She became my Beachbody Coach. I learned about nourishing my body with super food nutrition on a daily basis, and I started P90X3 with a 90 day commitment to her Challenge Group. I knew that if I didn’t do it now and didn’t do it for me, I would always regret losing myself in a wall of fat and fear.

I made a conscious choice to put me first on my daily To Do List. The first morning I pulled on my pink tennis shoes with determination. Thirty minutes later when my workout was done, I made a Shakeology for breakfast. It was important to make this part of my life a priority. I did this every single day for 90 days. The transformation was incredible! I lost 21 inches and 14 lbs., but that was really not the most important change. This accomplishment made me so much stronger in heart, mind, body and spirit! I knew that I had to continue these practices along with other mindful routines like my morning meditation and evening prayer, clean eating for nourishment, and empowering others to do the same.

Since that time, I have channeled my energy toward my purpose. I have a passion for helping people grasp and maintain this loving wellness journey. It was alright when I was just surviving, but it is the THRIVING through life that makes it worth it all!

~ Shari Long Romero

 

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