LET’S THRIVE IN 2014 & REMIX OUR RESOLUTIONS

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Let’s change our relationship with resolutions, shall we?

The word “resolution” rubs me the wrong way. It implies that we did something wrong this year and next year we need to resolve it. Resolutions are focused on what didn’t go well.

What we focus on expands, so if we focus on the areas that are already abundant we’ll create more abundance. As this year wraps up let’s focus on the POSITIVES of 2013 and go into 2014 with that energy!

Focus on the big wins of 2013;  the goals you achieved, the successes you had, the times you were kind to yourself and others.

Here are a few of mine:

-Moved to a new city

-Started a new job

-Completed the 2013 dance challenge

-Started and built WWRadio

-Connected with so many cool people

-Went to NYC a couple times

-Reached more people in Wonderland

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SO NOW IT’S YOUR TURN…

HOMEWORK– create your list of BIG WINS. Those things that went well for you in 2013. Find a bit of gratitude for those things because what you focus on expands.

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Let’s THRIVE IN 2014…

Taking things a step further, if you focus on how you want to feel rather that what you want to do in the new year, you set yourself up to win. To go deep into this concept check out Danielle LaPorte’s book The Desire Map, she’s amazing.

Have you ever reached a goal and still not felt fulfilled? Achieving goals and checking things off your list doesn’t automatically translate to happiness. However, this resolution remix is a surefire path to bliss. You can be sitting at your desk accomplishing goals left and right, but your legs are asleep, you’re exhausted, and you have a cold cup of tea on your desk… how does that feel? Not the greatest right? If you stay focused on how you want to feel and reassess your goals based on that, you set yourself up to win.

HOMEWORK– Ask yourself how you want to feel in 2014? Perhaps three feeling words (ie. loved, sexy, excited, adored, influential, abundant etc.) Next, each day reassess what you’re going to do to feel that way. For example, you want to feel beautiful, perhaps your wear a skirt instead of yoga pants… it can be that simple.

Tell me in the comments below your 2013 BIG WINS & 2014 CORE DESIRED FEELINGS. I REALLY WANT TO KNOW, PLEASE TELL ME. Tell me yours and I’ll tell you mine too!

& Remember the lesson below, which is the biggest one I learned with year: patience.

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Special Guest Who Will Help You Not Be Crazy Around Food

Today there’s a very special guest in Wonderland. Isabel Foxen Duke, emotional freedom from food guru is here and speaks about body image, tips to not be food crazy during the holidays, normal eating, and business marketing strategies for capturing the attention of people who need to hear the message even when they don’t want it (they just want to lose weight).

-Check out out interview we mention  for The Beauty Bean: How Emotional Eating Can Be A Good Thing.  

Our original long-form podcast interview on #WWRadio where we get into many concepts including Isabel’s background and main principles.

-Hang out with Isabel here!

Rad Quote to Tweet: 

“You think you have a food problem, but that won’t exist if you didn’t have a body image problem.” @isabelfoxenduke via #wellnesswonderland w/ @katiedalebout

Click here to tweet it!  

HAPPY Holidays workshop REMIX: Putting the GOOD in the Bad Days

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Sometimes the advice you need is literally right in front of you. This Yogi Bhajan quote was staring at me last night while I battled with technology.

It may seem like it’s always rainbows & butterflies in Wonderland and that’s the atmosphere I’ve wanted to create. I want this corner of the internet to be a place for you to come and feel happy, inspired, grateful, and yes well. However, what I really want to promote here is extreme authenticity. As the mayor of Wonderland I committed to be honest with you in every post, podcast, and video bleeding in my authentic truth because I know a little secret…

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That’s what I’ve done, I’ve been so real here and Daring Greatly has given me the greatest gift I could have ever imagined: YOU, the Wellness Wonderland community. The people who get my emails, leave comments, like every Facebook post I put out, retweet my inspirational tweets, hang out with me on Instagram or comment on my video and listen to my podcast every week. You know who you are and I am so incredibly grateful for you. It is because of you that I wanted to do my workshop last night and it is because of you that I was so deeply sad the live-steam video didn’t work and it is because of you & your kind comments that I’m coming out of this.

In the spirit of vulnerability, last night I felt embarrassed, weak, and genuinely sad that I couldn’t give you my tools for being HAPPY during the holidays. However, I shifted those feelings by using my tools for when things don’t go my way. & now is my chance to share them with you.

TOOL ONE: So I said a whole lot of the following affirmation… It’s a great one, post it it, memorize it, print it, and just use it anytime a situation isn’t playing out like you thought it would. This affirmation comes in and calms you down so the Universe can take over and provide you the solution you won’t be able to see in the moment.

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Tool two: I kept asking what am I supposed to learn from this situation. Not simply how YouTube works, but why did this happen? I got a very clear answer: I needed to slow down. I was moving too fast, working so hard, pushing to get so much done, I needed to sit back a bit (so of course this video pops up into my YouTube feed in divine timing).

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Tool Three: Gratitude. I got my gratitude on big time last night. By focusing on what I do have and the things that went right in my day it creates more of that energy – going to sleep with thoughts of gratitude rather than chaotic thoughts of things that didn’t go well. So I got out my little gratitude journal and wrote down 3 things that went well that day; that way that day isn’t merely (in Friends episode terms) “The One Where The Livestream Video Didn’t Work”.

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Here’s the thing, situations like this are the biggest opportunity for spiritual growth and personal development. Look,  I can meditate in Wonderland by myself all day, but real enlightenment comes with how I react in those moments where things aren’t perfect & life isn’t sunshine wonderland. That’s what I realized late last night, it’s about finding the Wonderland even in those moments. Using those tools I preach here in my own life when things don’t go my way (AKA the live video only lets 10 people on at a time & kicks us all off during my first live online event) or your brakes go out, or you slip on the ice.

Bottom Line: Last night I thought I was going to GIVE to you, but instead YOU gave to me! Thank you for all the nice comments, tweets, emails, and messages. I needed them. 

Also, I’m not leaving you hanging for the HOLIDAYS. Look for the video of this workshop in your inbox THIS WEEK.

I’m grateful that so many of you were ready in your jammies, with your worksheets, & notebook ready learn (& you still will, I’m going to be giving you a kick-ass video extravaganza to watch tomorrow and hey if you watch it right after I put it out it’s pretty much live just consider it an hour delay). And Friday night join my dear friend Heather for a LIVE workshop specifically targeting creating a happier FOOD experience over the holidays.

I had a bast teaching this workshop at my yoga studio & I’m determined to teach it to YOU too!

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Tonight’s the Night…

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Join me tonight on my YouTube channel for my LIVE online holiday extravaganza. It is truly going to be an amazing workshop that will make you fall in love with the holidays again. I’ll give you tools to prepare yourself to feel the magic & excitement you felt as a child or always dreamed of feeling. Feel free to leave questions for tonight in the comments below!

I’ll be sending out a REMINDER email this evening with all the PDFs and materials you’ll need for class so please sign up for my emails above and to the left! <–

To view the workshop live, simply follow THIS link & you’ll see me appear broadcasting LIVE from Wonderland at 9:30 EST/6:30 PST. Make wherever you’re watching a cozy relaxed environment – maybe you’re watching with friends or maybe you’re curled up in your jammies watching with a cup of tea and your journal. Just make sure you’re relaxed. It’s kinda late for us East-coasters so prepare yourself for the week before the workshop so you can truly be present and just relax after it is over with nothing left on your to-do list.

Tonight is going to truly be a blast. I’m all about authenticity here so to be honest I’m a tad nervous about talking to so many people all at once and the technology supporting it, but at the same time I’m psyched because having conversations about these topics is my favorite thing in the world to do.  Thank you so much for spending your evening with me tonight & make sure you enter your email to make sure you get the email with the PDF worksheets for night! See you soon.

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TOMORROW’S THE BIG DAY…

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Join me tomorrow for my LIVE online holiday extravaganza. It is truly going to be an amazing workshop that will make you fall in love with the holidays again. I’ll give you tools to prepare yourself to feel the magic & excitement you felt as a child or always dreamed of feeling. RSVP by commenting below or joining the Facebook event here.

I’ll be sending out a REMINDER email tomorrow with all the PDFs and materials you’ll need for class so please sign up for my emails above and to the left! <–

To view the workshop live simply follow THIS link & you’ll see me appear broadcasting LIVE from Wonderland at 9:30 EST/6:30 PST. Just make sure you’re watching in a comfortable area, perhaps in your PJs, with a nice cup of a warming beverage. Perhaps a luscious hot cocoa or warm water with lemon or your favorite cup of tea. Also, have a pen on hand, with a notebook to jot down any notes, and most importantly please print off the PDF worksheets I will be sending out tomorrow (so make sure you’re signed up for email updates to receive them). Just settle in and enjoy the moment and be fully present to soak up all the tools I share.

I can’t wait to hang out with you all tomorrow night! xxoo

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