Category Archives: Personal development

Beautiful things take time to grow…

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Are you a bit impatient some times? Do you lose your nerves easily when things don’t go as expected? Well, maybe there is a reason why! Following our dreams is great, but sometimes it takes a bit more time than we would like it to… So breathe in, breathe out and take this as your new mantra! “Beautiful things take time to grow”

Beautiful things take time to grow

Have a great week and keep up!

Big hug and much love,

Sara

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The power of a hug – Have you hugged anyone today?

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Have you hugged anyone

Giving (and receiving) hugs is one of the most powerful tools in life! It can be very effective at healing sickness, disease, loneliness, depression, anxiety and stress. Moreover it is a very beautiful act to show your love or appreciation towards other people.
According to an article from Marcus Julian Felicetti found in MindBodyGreen, this is what research shows :)
A proper deep hug, where the hearts are pressing together, can benefit you in these ways:
1. The nurturing touch of a hug builds trust and a sense of safety. This helps with open and honest communication.
2. Hugs can instantly boost oxytocin levels, which heal feelings of loneliness, isolation, and anger.
3. Holding a hug for an extended time lifts one’s serotonin levels, elevating mood and creating happiness.
4. Hugs strengthen the immune system. The gentle pressure on the sternum and the emotional charge this creates activates the Solar Plexus Chakra. This stimulates the thymus gland, which regulates and balances the body’s production of white blood cells, which keep you healthy and disease free.
5. Hugging boosts self-esteem. From the time we’re born our family’s touch shows us that we’re loved and special. The associations of self-worth and tactile sensations from our early years are still imbedded in our nervous system as adults. The cuddles we received from our Mom and Dad while growing up remain imprinted at a cellular level, and hugs remind us at a somatic level of that. Hugs, therefore, connect us to our ability to self love.
6. Hugging relaxes muscles. Hugs release tension in the body. Hugs can take away pain; they soothe aches by increasing circulation into the soft tissues.
7. Hugs balance out the nervous system. The galvanic skin response of someone receiving and giving a hug shows a change in skin conductance. The effect in moisture and electricity in the skin suggests a more balanced state in the nervous system – parasympathetic.
8. Hugs teach us how to give and receive. There is equal value in receiving and being receptive to warmth, as to giving and sharing. Hugs educate us how love flows both ways.
9. Hugs are so much like meditation and laughter. They teach us to let go and be present in the moment. They encourage us to flow with the energy of life. Hugs get you out of your circular thinking patterns and connect you with your heart and your feelings and your breath.
10. The energy exchange between the people hugging is an investment in the relationship. It encourages empathy and understanding. And, it’s synergistic, which means the whole is more than the sum of its parts: 1 1 = 3 or more! This synergy is more likely to result in win-win outcomes.
There is a saying by Virginia Satir, a respected family therapist, “We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need twelve hugs a day for growth.” 
I don’t you guys, but I don’t miss a single chance to give a good hug… What about starting a “FREE HUG” campaign soon? :) I’m in!!
Who wants a hug!! I DO! Send virtual hugs this year by sharing this post with your beloved ones ;-)
Big big hug and much love to you all,
Sara.es

 

☆ Magic Sunday afternoon with Marina! It’s all in the air… :) ☆

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I would love to share with you the recipe we followed for this delicious juice*, but I can’t… Not because I don’t want to, but because it was the outcome of the flow of the moment… Marina started playing the piano, I started juicing what we had found and agreed at home and mAgIc just happened :)

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Because life is about the people you meet and the things you create with them, and when the time is right and we let ourselves go, then everything is possible! Thank YOU Marina (check her blog here) for so many unexpected lovely moments together, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but we inspire each other and shine!

Let’s keep on connecting and creating more beautiful projects, this is just the beginning and we are already making it happen! There is a reason why we are here… ;-)

Big hug, much love and many thanks mi querida amiga!

Sara.es

*When the nice weather will come, I will start posting some green juices recipes! 

Eating for Energy Lecture, back on track!

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Ohhhh, yeahhhhh! This is it, tomorrow Wednesday I will be hosting my next lecture in Ghent.

Do you want to know more about it? Click here, you are more than welcome! :) 

https://www.facebook.com/events/353841181426473/

Big hug, and see you there!!

Sara.es

Why is it happening for me vs. to me?

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Why is this happening for me

Have you ever wondered “why is this happening to me?”? I thought so, hahah, been there ;-) how about this new perspective…?

“Why is this happening FOR me?”

I love it, it just creates a whole new world of opportunities and space for new things… what if was all a dive plan made specially for you to help you wake up and start doing new things? What if it was exactly what you needed to get where you want to go?

Are you ready? Embrace whatever that is stopping you and making you feel bad, sad, anxious, you name it! Thank it for having protected you untill now and let it go… Its time to see the challenge as a gift and move on to make it happen. Trust me, it’s all about trust and being grateful, you are ready, go for it and embrace the change it’s about to happen!

Big big hug and much love,

Sara.es