Some tips of what I like to do

What do I mean by Spiritually Infused?

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What a wonderful life it is to live when you have it Spiritually Infused!

What do I mean by “Spiritually Infused“?

When you are connecting with Spirit (God, The Universe, Source, whoever it is who YOU worship) and really allowing that energy to boost whatever it is that you’re doing during the day.

It’s so much fun to be able to talk to Spirit and get SPECIFIC information …

It can truly change your life!

Some of the things that I use to support me in my Spiritually Infused Life are: Crystals, Essential Oils and Spiritual Books. (Click here for more information about the Essential Oils that are ESSENTIAL in my life)

If you have any questions about how to go deeper with your connection to Spirit I’d be happy to answer them!

Love and Blessings,

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What are you doing
for YOU today?

Remember to take time for self care.

I love taking a bath with a quarter cup of sea salt and a quarter cup of baking
soda – it really clears away the cords of attachments that we pick up whenever we interact with others.

What do you love to do for self care?

I think most of you don’t know much about me

When I first graduated, I was super focused on getting on that partner track.

However, on that FIRST day in walked Ian!

The minute he walked in I said “Wow! Now there’s a guy I could marry

I didn’t know the gifts that I had within me.

When they kids were 1 and 3 it just devastated my life

7 years later I got more and more involved with talking to the angels.

I asked for Grace and Peace.

That just shifted my life like you wouldn’t believe!

That’s what I am

Click here to watch the video and hear my whole story.

Love and Blessings,
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I want to help you connect with yourself … with your peace and happiness that is within!

 

Meditation is truly one of the most rewarding and life changing activities that you can explore and ultimately use to expand your life experience.

 

Click here if you are ready to embark on an entirely new way of being and believing sign up today and start your journey of peace, relaxation and connection.

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You can do this on your own or with the assistance of others

When you stop looking for it, is when it arrives!

It’s always best to have a list of what you are looking for.

You are seeding the field so that Universe can provide to you exactly what you want.

Let Universe create!

Suddenly you will wake up one morning and there’s a beautiful flower that’s burst into bloom.

Love and Blessings,

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I want to help you connect with yourself … with your peace and happiness that is within!

 

Meditation is truly one of the most rewarding and life changing activities that you can explore and ultimately use to expand your life experience.

Click here if you are ready to embark on an entirely new way of being and believing sign up today and start your journey of peace, relaxation and connection.

Making The Same Mistakes

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There’s that old saying about taking the same actions over and over, but expecting different results. While that expression is generally used as a “definition for insanity,” I think we can look at the same issue in terms of happiness – and find just as many problems.

Think about people who really struggle to find happiness. One of the defining characteristics in a life of stress, anxiety, and unhappiness is repeat behavior – and consistently unpleasant results.

People allow themselves to stay in toxic relationships or work jobs that wear them down day after day. They spend time with people who damage their self-esteem, make consistently poor choices when it comes to food and exercise, and take on responsibilities that cause undue stress without any sort of satisfaction.

All of those behaviors are just like the “definition of insanity” mentioned above – it’s maintaining a cycle of behavior, but somehow expecting the outcome to change for the better.

Of course people want to be happy, but when their decisions and actions consistently prevent some of the basic needs for happiness – what do they expect?

Does this sound familiar? We’ve all got bad habits that can act as roadblocks to our happiness, and it’s up to use to identify them, figure out ways to change them, and move well past the barriers we set up for ourselves.

Small changes can often bring us closer and closer to a life of happiness and fulfillment, but those changes have to stick! We can’t keep making the same mistakes over and over again – otherwise we’ll never make any progress at all!

Instead of just going through the same motions day after day, we should all be looking for the decisions and actions that are responsible for our feelings of unhappiness. After all, basically everything we do is a choice – from the people we spend time with to what we do at any given moment throughout the day. We’re constantly making choices, so why keep making the decisions that ultimately lead to unhappiness?

We can break out of these cycles, and we absolutely should do everything in our power to get away from damaging decision making. Making consistently dissatisfying choices is a fast track to unhappiness – and the very definition of “insanity!”

Don’t Give Away Your Power

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You’re your own person, right? Everything you say, do, feel, or think – it’s all going on with you and no one else. No matter how we might be influenced, our experiences and actions are not shared with others.

When you really think about it, everything that goes on inside our heads is untouched territory – as individuals, we are the only people who have any say about what goes on in there. At first thought, this might feel a little isolating, but instead, let this realization make you feel empowered! You’re in control! At the end of the day, you’re running the show, no matter what anyone else has to say about it.

And with this in mind, here’s a tip to help you maintain your happiness and optimism, regardless of what anyone else has to say about it:

Don’t give away your power to control your actions and emotions.

If something stressful happens, or someone tries to put you down, don’t give away your power!

If someone makes a snide remark, intentionally (or accidentally) does something that upsets you, or tries directly to make you feel bad, that is ON THEM. If you let these kinds of things get under your skin and dictate your reactions, your mood, etc., you have given away your power to control your own happiness.

Since you are your own master, shouldn’t that mean that you get to choose whether or not you let something upset you?

If someone’s foolish actions are starting to bother you, remember the role that your own choices play before you get upset. You have to acknowledge their behavior, and choose to let it affect the mood that you have control over.

When you can learn to hold on to that power over your own moods and actions, you gain a new sense of calm. You start to understand that you can deal with a situation or respond to a problem without letting yourself get out of control, that recognizing something that could make you angry and getting angry are two very different things.

Holding onto this power over your own mood is essential living a happy life. There will always be stressful situations and people who bother you – that you cannot control – but you can control how you react to them. Don’t let outside forces strip you of your power to be happy – your happiness is up to you and you alone!

Everyone Has Stress

If we had to pinpoint the source of unhappiness, stress (in all its forms) would be a likely culprit. It comes from every possible angle, from work responsibility to romantic relationships, things beyond our control like weather and equipment malfunctions to anxieties and problems that are entirely self-generated. Stress is everywhere – it just comes in many, many forms.

Not only are there many types of stress, it also affects different people in different ways. Some people thrive on it, others buckle – and everything in between. It’s something we can relate to in others, but never quite fully understand because we all experience stress differently – and get stressed out by different things.

Stress doesn’t really go away with career success, money, family, healthy relationships, or any of the other stuff we seek out to build our happiness. It may change forms, but it will never truly go away.

Poverty is stressful, so is managing a massive and lucrative investment account. Loneliness can cause stress, so can navigating social circles or large families. Jobs of all kinds, mundane activities, huge existential questions, anxiety about the unknown, fear, physical injuries, illness – these are potentially stress inducing experiences that just about everyone has to face. There’s no getting around them.

So if there’s no escaping stress, what are we supposed to do?

The short answer: learn to deal with it.

Just as we all experience stress in different ways, and from sources unique to our own lives, we have to develop our own ways of coping with it. The most important thing to understand about this need to create your own path to stress relief is this: there are healthy ways and unhealthy ways to deal with stress, and you have to know the difference.

Turning to drugs, alcohol, binge eating, self-harm, lashing out at others, and other destructive behaviors are certainly the unhealthy route, and should be avoided – no matter how much better they may make you feel. Any relief gained in this way will be temporary, and likely lead to even more stresses in the future.

On the other side of the coin, there are plenty of healthy ways to relieve stress like yoga, meditation, exercise, music, a walk in nature, and a host of other nondestructive activities.

The point is to recognize that stress is just a part of life. You can develop your own ways of coping, and when the stressors start to pile up, you’ll have a way to handle it in a way that you know works for you.

I’d love to hear what you do to relieve stress. Leave me a comment below.

Plan a Trip

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People like to get excited about things. There’s an element of giddy happiness in waiting for a special date to arrive, to see a special person, or to experience a moment built up in our minds to be extremely important and joyful. This is the kid on Christmas morning in a nutshell.

What does that tell us about what makes us happy? It’s certainly worth noting that we actually derive happiness from the anticipation of something we think will make us happy. How strange is that?

The act of waiting for something good to happen can actually boost our day-to-day happiness! So, if you want to use this to your advantage, try giving yourself something to look forward to!

You could plan a trip to somewhere special, and even if it means saving over the long-term, putting the details in place as you go, and setting a date far enough in advance to get all your preparations in order, you’ll have something great to anticipate the entire time!

If you’re feeling stressed or unhappy, you can simply look at that date on the calendar, and let the eager anticipation of your awesome vacation brighten your spirits!

In fact, this “tactic” works with more than just vacations or elaborate trips. It’s about giving yourself something to look forward to, no matter how small. If this sense of anticipation helps boost happiness, then why not always give yourself fun things wait for?

Maybe this means planning your social life well in advance, or making a point to pick a few exciting outings to plan every few months. Whatever it is that you find yourself looking forward to, time with family, adventures with friends, calm evenings alone, or anything else you get enjoyment from, try to plan it out a little bit!

Just having those events marked on your calendar will give you something to anticipate, and in turn feel happy about. Just like planning a vacation or special trip, having those happy events to look forward to can help you overcome feelings or stress and anxiety. It’s like having a light at the end of the tunnel!

So, what do you have to look forward to?

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So many of us think that happiness comes from accomplishments, monetary success, a star-studded career – all products of hard work and the climbing of various social ladders – and while these things can be fulfilling, they might be taking us away from other important components of happy life, namely our friends and families.

Studies show that personal relationships really do have some of the largest impact on overall happiness, as well longevity. Not spending enough time with loved ones was one of the most common regrets listed by people on their deathbeds, according to The Top Five Regrets of Dying by Bronnie Ware.

Compared to social status, wealth, and career achievements, having strong relationships with close friends and family has much, much larger impact on overall happiness. Harvard Psychology Professor Dan Gilbert says, “We are happy when he have family, we are happy when we have friends, and almost all the other things we think make us happy are actually just ways of getting more family and friends.”

This is a pretty stark reminder that maybe all of the attention we give to career goals and other “paths to happiness” are less important than we think, and we should be taking the time out of our busy lives to stay connected to the people that matter most.

I’ve put together twelve tips for putting the “HAPPY” back into Your “HAPPY HOLIDAYS” after the loss of a loved one. Check out my sixth tip: Take a walk! The hustle and bustle of the holidays can get to the best of us, and getting out into nature is a great way get fresh air and reconnect with yourself. It’s a perfect opportunity to welcome signs from your loved ones.

Look On The Bright Side

We all know someone for whom the glass is always half-full, who knows how to make lemonade whenever life hands them lemons. These eternal optimists are often the happiest people around. The folks at SoulPancake wondered: why? Do their attitudes stem from lucky circumstance, or is there a scientific correlation between looking on the bright side and a life rich with happiness?

In their ongoing Science of Happiness series, SoulPancake created a video showcasing an experiment in positive focus. They’ve put the well-worn phrase, “look on the bright side,” to the test: does a focus on positive attributes influence a person’s overall happiness in life? The answer may surprise some, especially on the “half-empty” side of the fence.

“Psychologists have found that a substantial amount of your happiness in life is determined by your ability to focus on the positive,” says host Julian, before introducing the participants.

The experiment involved gathering a group of volunteers who experienced a significant and difficult life event in the past year. They were then given a test gauging current levels of happiness. A control group was asked to think about something they feel completely neutral about, while the variable group was asked to think about a recent time in life where they experienced something positive. Whether it was something they achieved, something that happened to them, or something they did for somebody else, the goal was to put them in a positive state of mind.

These people were asked to choose their biggest strength and tell a story that showed off that quality. One man shared an experience comforting a friend after his father’s death. Another told of how he used the doubts of others as fuel for motivation. One woman focused on her talent for helping young people who don’t like school to turn around and enjoy learning and growing, something she takes enormous pride in.

Afterward, the subjects were measured again, to see what effects the positivity experiment had on their happiness. There was an immediate difference.

The control group showed increases as high as 43% and drops as low as 31%, while the variable group, the ones focusing on the positive, had a much narrower range, increasing up to 18% and most importantly, dropping as little as 6%.

“So, maybe instead of focusing on your weaknesses, you should focus on your strengths,” says Julian.

The remarkable takeaway here is that by simply maintaining perspective on the positive aspects of yourself, you can literally achieve a higher overall level of measurable happiness in life!

People often fall into the rut of thinking that only outside, concrete developments in life affect our happiness – a promotion at work, a new relationship – but this study proves that what’s more important than events existing outside ourselves is how we engage with the world. When we come at life with a positive perspective, it makes a world of a difference.