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Ann Sanfelippo Feb_Mar17 #AspireMag

Manifesting the Life of Your Dreams: The Power of Desire

“Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny.” ― Mahatma Gandhi Are you living the life of your dreams? Or do you secretly wish things were different?  In my first column, “The Power of Choice: 5 Keys to Accelerating Wealth, Health & Happiness” (which appeared in the December/January issue of Aspire), I revealed the 5 Keys; now, we will delve deeper … [Read More...]

Wisdom & Self Growth

Two Meditation Secrets to Befriend the Ego

meditation

We hear a lot about the ego nowadays. We hear how it's bad and we should transcend it. And that we should seek enlightenment because then we’d somehow be more worthy. We receive all these messages about how if we only obliterated that pesky ego we would suddenly feel so much better. The thing is, the ego is our friend. It's just our mind. It's the voice in our head. Yes, it’s known for its neurotic ramblings like, “Did I remember to turn the stove off? I can't remember. Maybe I should go back and check… No I think I did. What if I didn't? What would happen? Would the house burn down? Should I call my neighbor and have them check?”  But the mind or ego is also responsible for all of the planning and executive function that our brain sets our body in motion to enact … [Read More...]

Health & Wellness

Chakra Balancing Winter Passion Juice Recipe

Chakra, Juice, Cleanse

After a long winter we may feel tired and lethargic. Luckily, there is a wonderful way to recharge your chakras with the fortifying and cleansing morning juice. Think of it as a delightful reset and a delicious way to start the day. I’ve included powerful chakra related affirmations to include in the juicing process. In this juice: We will fortify your root chakra with the power of pomegranate. Soothe and warm your sacral chakra with the warm, invigorating essence of ginger. Balance your crown chakra and clear away any foggy thinking with the detoxifying juice of cucumber. So, pull out your juicer. I use a centrifugal juicer from Breville. Gather up your ingredients. We will use the intentional power of affirmations to speak to the cells of your body. … [Read More...]

Relationships

Transforming Your Relationship: Creating a Vision Plan for Your Relationship

romantic relationships

As I shared in part one of my ongoing Transforming Your Relationship column series, How to Create Your Unshakable Love & Unleashed Passion in 8 Simple Steps, in each issue I will be guiding you deeper into each of the 8 transformational steps of my Relationship Transformation System® and give you a tool or strategy to implement to experience a shift in your relationships that day!  In this issue, we are covering Step One: Seeing. STEP ONE:  Seeing. Seeing is all about creating a vision for your relationship. It’s a foreign concept for most of us. We fully accept that we need goals and a vision for our business, health, wealth and so many other areas of our lives…but our relationship? Huh? As Zig Ziglar once said, “You can’t hit a target you can’t … [Read More...]

Career & Business

Living the Goddess Laptop Lifestyle! YES, You Can Live Your Dream Life!

business, career

I have something personal to share with you. I spent my 20’s and 30’s feeling like an epic failure. I was absolutely NOT living my dream life. At the age of 18, I had no desire to go to college after twelve years of being forced to learn curriculum that I had zero interest in, like algebra for example.  Why?, was my response when the teacher asked the class to solve 2(a -3) + 4b - 2(a -b -3) + 5. To this day I wish Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry existed, I KNOW I would have been a “straight A” student at Hogwarts. And just in case you were wondering, I would have been in the house of Ravenclaw, because it values intelligence, creativity, learning, and wit, and that’s how I roll. Back when I was young, I wasn’t courageous enough to be qualified for … [Read More...]