365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 192: Clarity Around Your Body


Every day, in my work and outside my work, I see people struggling with various health issues; people who have – like every single one of us – an innate capacity to heal, but cannot do so because they do not think and feel in healing conducive ways.

In the book I am reading I found a quote by Gregory Bateson, Epistemologist, which reflects exactly what I am talking about. The book is “Clarity: Clear Mind, Better Performance, Bigger Results“ by Jamie Smart.

Just in case you are curious, epistemology is a branch of philosophy concerned with the nature and scope of knowledge, especially with reference to its limits and validity, also referred to as the “theory of knowledge”; it is the study of knowledge and justified belief.

This quote explains why people do not heal (among other things) and the justified belief they have about their bodies:

“The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think.”

The way the physical body works is the way nature works: leaning towards balance and equilibrium, healing and health. Your physical body, mine and everybody else’s poses extraordinary healing abilities.

The problem with not healing versus healing is the way we were taught to think about it.

More on this tomorrow.



365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 191: Back To The Power of Your Thoughts


Here’s my current reading: a book by Jamie Smart entitled “Clarity: Clear Mind, Better Performance, Bigger Results“.

I do recommend it wholeheartedly but want to warn you that it will challenge the way you think about yourself, your thoughts, your successes and failures, your relationships and about life as you know it.

Here’s one of the many things Smart says that really grabbed my attention:

” You’re feeling your thinking, not what you’re thinking about…”

Tell me what you think about this quote.

I will leave you with this for today.



365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 190: Trust Them To Be OK


What do you do when someone you care about is struggling? Maybe they are in the middle of a health crisis or maybe they have an emotional, financial or career challenge.

What do you actually do when you see their suffering? You want to make it all better and take their pain away, right? Especially if this person is your spouse, child, sibling, parent or your best friend, you worry for them day and night and want to fix it for them and have things return to how they were before it all started.

If this sounds familiar, you are not alone. Most people worry, worry, worry and try to make it all better.

But here’s the thing: the more you worry about them the more you weaken them and energetically zap their life force.

Many years ago I learned that the best way to stand by someone when they are facing a challenge is to TRUST that they have what it takes to overcome it; to stand by them with love and offer them a helping hand when they ask for it; to not take on their journey and diminish their strength by worrying.

In my third post of this blog, entitled Ioana’s Journey I shared how I came to this life changing understanding.

When you worry, your energetic message to your loved one is that you do not trust them to find their way, that you do not have confidence in their abilities to raise up to their own challenges and create powerful shifts and transformations in their own lives.

I want you to know that they do have what it takes to overcome everything.

We all have what it takes.




365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 189: Coherence… Let’s Do It Together!


The Institute of HeartMath is an internationally recognized nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to helping people reduce stress, self-regulate emotions and build energy and resilience for healthy, happy lives. HeartMath tools, technology and training teach people to rely on the intelligence of their hearts in concert with their minds at home, school, work and play.

Everything inside us and around us is part of the same energetic mix.

Our individual words, thoughts and actions influence everything around us, regardless of us being aware of this fact or not. Through our day to day actions we can create resonance or dissonance within ourselves, with each other, with Earth and our life on it.

I choose to create resonance and choose it again every day. Many years back I decided that I wanted to teach others about it too.

In order to create resonance in our world, we must first learn about our own internal coherence.

Dr. Rollin McCraty, Institute of HeartMath Research Director  says:

“Coherence is the state when the heart, mind and emotions are in energetic alignment and cooperation. It is a state that builds resiliency – personal energy is accumulated, not wasted – leaving more energy to manifest intentions and harmonious outcomes.”

Come on board!

Choose internal coherence and create resonance all around you.

Are you in?



365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 188: What Do You Talk About?


Sound is a vibration that propagates through air, water and other mediums. I believe that you will agree with this simple statement.

Words propagate through air, through our bodies and through the bodies of the people we speak them to.

What we focus on is what we talk about the most. If we focus on the negative side of things, then our choice of words will reflect that tendency.

If we focus on the positive aspects of our lives or circumstances, on the positive qualities of the people we come in contact with every day, we will choose different words.

Our thoughts have the power to lift us up or bring us down. So do our words.

Choose your thoughts with care and choose your words with care.

Allow your thoughts and your words to enhance your day to day experience and contribute in a positive and uplifting manner to the people you come in contact with.

As you learn to do so, you will start to notice powerful shifts taking place in your life. There will be more kindness, more compassion and more understanding in all your relationship. There will be more ease and flow in all your endeavors, projects and decisions.

What you talk about every day is where your focus goes.

What do you choose?



365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 187: Let’s Talk About Your Words

RUCSANDRA MITREAToday’s post is an invitation to word mindfulness.

What kind of words do you choose in your everyday conversations with your family, friends and coworkers?

Our words have a vibrational frequency, the same way our thoughts have a vibrational frequency and have the power to expand and enhance our energy or to diminish it.

So pay attention to your words: are they darts of negative energy directed towards yourself or others? Do you blurt out hurtful words when you feel hurt? Do you criticize, minimize and belittle yourself and others?

Hurtful words can indeed hurt the people you speak them to, but most importantly, THEY HURT YOU!

As you vibrate at the same level of energy as your unkind thoughts and words, your body’s magnetic field gets weakened and diminished.

Have you noticed that after a fight in which you lashed out through your words in order to make your point, you were left exhausted and depleated?

Your negative words dimished YOU!

As I always say, start by becoming aware. Pay attention for a few days of what words you choose and how you feel when you speak them.



365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 186: Remember Our Friend, The Amygdala?


The little scaredy-cat, as Dr. Lissa Rankin called the amygdala, is responsible for the effects of stress in our bodies.

So what are we supposed to do with the stress, you will ask.

Life IS stressful, you will say.

And I will respond: life is life. What stresses us out is our uneducated ways of dealing with stress. Uneducated, because the vast majority of us were not educated with respect to understanding life and what we perceive as stress; we were not taught how to quiet our overactive minds and ease the grip of fear in our hearts.

And here’s the truth: most of us continue to ignore the fact that there are ways to learn how to live stress free.

We’ve heard about meditation, but we dismiss it as something out there; something that people with flowers in their hair would do, or the monks in the Himalayas.

How about if Harvard (you know, the actual Harvard University) says that meditation helps?

People taking part in an 8-week program of mindfulness meditation showed results under the MRI that astonished even the most experienced neuroscientists at Harvard University:

“… reductions in stress also were correlated with decreased gray-matter density in the amygdala, which is known to play an important role in anxiety and stress.”

Our little friend the amygdala gets happier and healthier when we meditate.



365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 185: Still Running Away From A Tiger?


I am sure that this is not news to you: you’ve heard about the effects of stress on your health.

But here’s how Lissa Rankin M.D., author of ‘’Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof You Can Heal Yourself ’’ explains it in a few short and clear sentences:

“The stress response is there to protect you in case a tiger chases you. But these days, we’re pretty safe from tigers, and yet our stress responses get triggered, on average, over 50 times per day. How? The amygdala in your lizard brains perceives negative thoughts, beliefs, and feelings, such as financial fears, relationship worries, work stress, loneliness, or pessimism, as threats equally scary as a tiger. Then boom. The scaredy-cat amygdala goes on red alert, and when this happens, our bodies can’t repair themselves.”

Stress will not let your body heal. A flu will take you down for a few weeks, a broken bone will take too long to heal and if you need to start healing something bigger than a flu or a fracture, you will run out of resources unless you find efficient ways to deal with the stress in your life.

How do you deal with stress?

Let’s share ideas tomorrow.



365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 184: Changing Your Limiting Beliefs Is Important To Me!


So here I am: just went past the half a year mark of daily posts.

I have been writing every day for 184 days; 181 more days to go!

As it is a milestone and a lot of writing, I asked myself today what keeps me going.

The answer sprung forward from deep inside myself with ease: I keep writing because it is important to me to inspire you, to cheer you on, to let you know that you have options and that there is always a solution to what troubles you. Even when you do not see it, a great solution is always there waiting to be revealed to you.

I want you to move beyond everything that limits you and holds you down.

Your changing your limiting beliefs is important to me!

As a teacher and a coach I see people making extraordinary shifts every day. I see the process of leaving behind limiting, diminishing and fearful thoughts, beliefs, feelings and behaviors.

There is nothing more beautiful than someone claiming their right to health, to happiness, to abundance and love.

So I will keep writing and lift you up when you feel down.

I am in your team.

I am your supporter. The one who knows what extraordinary things you are truly capable of!



365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 183: How To Change Your Fearful Thoughts


Your body can be changed as you retrain your thinking.

NOTHING is written in stone.

Healing IS possible.

So how do you shift from health denying thoughts to health affirming thoughts?

Think about a stepladder that you climb one step at a time: each step represents a thought. You start at the bottom with a health denying thought and you reach to the next thought that is a little lighter. Once you arrive to that new thought and you become more comfortable with it, you take the next step. Reach for a thought that is even lighter.

And you keep going, until you start to feel better and your emotional state is more balanced.

As you feel better, you are starting to relax and allow a better physical experience. You will find the right trainer/therapist/healer who will teach you how to take your body to the next level of health.

It is a process and it does not happen overnight, but think about the alternative.

Changing your thoughts one at a time is a better one, isn’t it?