“What’s For Fitness Today?” Tip #15 – Know Your Past & Embrace Your Future

empower-yourself-embrace-futureApril 15, 2011

Tip #15

I hope my tips inspire you to love yourself and others, to wake up with a smile and a skip in your step and to live everyday with an abundance of peace, joy and ease.

The first step to moving forward is to accept your past, live in the present, and embrace your fabulous future! Don’t make excuses, but learn to move on from your mistakes and never regret. Today’s tips are all about the past, present, and future and loving each part of your life!

Don’t use your past as an excuse for your behaviors or attitudes today. It happened. It is over. Know that your past does not have to limit you. It is in the contrasts of your life that we learn to become who we really are and so it can be a powerful teacher. Find a way to get over it and move on. Then enjoy your beautiful life.

What you need to know about the past is that it has all worked together to bring us to this moment. And this moment you can choose to make everything new. Right now.

-Carol Wightman

Don’t get buried in your old story.

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.

~e.e. cummings

Sometimes it is completely appropriate to seek advice as you go through life. But you may forget to listen to your intuition and your feelings. That is your internal GPS. If you feel a twinge of caution upon accepting a certain job or befriending a certain person trust your gut. And make sure you are clear on what you stand for, on how you want to live your life, on the legacy you want to leave.

Know that things do not bring lasting happiness.

To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring – these are some of the rewards of the simple life.

- John Burroughs

What you focus on expands. So if you spend time noticing what is wonderful about your life and other people you will always have what you need.

Acknowledge and express your feelings.

If your eyes don’t cry, your organs will. -Anonymous

Feel your feelings. It is okay. It is more than okay. It is liberating! It allows you to let the feelings flow through you body. It allows you to fully experience life. It allows you to go on.

Practice good self-care.

Without self-care there is no clearing. Without self-care there is no spaciousness.

. —Stephanie Denett Vogt

Put yourself first. It is NOT selfish. It is self preservation. When you give to another at the expense of yourself you are enabling the other to be needy and doing harm to yourself.

Brenda Strausz is a holistic psychotherapist with a practice in Southfield. She combines traditional and alternative techniques to help you live with more ease joy and freedom. Her belief in the healing power of love and forgiveness guides her work. She can be reached at dearbrenn@aol.com or www.brendastrausz.com.

© 2011 Copyright   Allison Stuart Kaplan  www.Askinyourface.com LLC

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  1. As always, Brenda has managed to touch me in a special way. Since my career and life encompass psychology ( therapy) and language, linquistics, writing and teaching, I find her words to be particularly amazing. Words can inspire, change, create and fill one with hope and with pain. Thank you so much for these poignant affirmations.

  2. Shen, Thank you for your kind words of affirmation. It is nice to know that my thoughts and words make an impact for the good. I love words and recognize their power…I am so glad you do too!


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