Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Choose Your Feelings, Create Your Future by Nancy Clairmont Carr

Choose your feelings carefully!

business woman feeling good about the situation in the moment

You can choose how you feel about any situation in the moment.

It is very empowering to know we get to choose our mindset.  If we don’t like what we are thinking or feeling, we can change it. In this moment.  In fact, it is only in the moment that we have influence over ourselves and our future.  All decisions and actions come from how we think and feel.  Our decisions in the moment create our future. And all wellbeing comes from creating positive feelings and actions. The more positive our feelings and emotions are, the easier it is to attract what we desire.  It is a choice.

How do we make those shifts from negative to positive emotions?

Gratitude is the most well known strategy.  We know that any act of gratitude creates an immediate change in how we feel.  In fact, it is nearly impossible to continue to feel negative emotions when we begin to express or feel gratitude.  If the negative feeling is deep, go deeper into the specific person, thing or event for which you are grateful.  Consider what contributed to it, how it came about, why you are grateful for it, how it contributes to your wellbeing.  The deeper you go into gratitude, the more profoundly you change your feelings from negative to positive.

Performing an act of kindness is another powerful way to shift. By focusing on serving others in any way, we remove the negative energy we have been focusing on ourselves. And doing it not for their benefit but from the place of knowing you are giving of yourself.  You can’t help but change your internal feelings, especially when you don’t expect anything in return.

Thinking about something that gives you joy and happiness is another quick way to shift inner feelings. One of the things I love to do is see my children in my minds eye, when they were babies and sleeping, playing or now at their current age living independently and successfully accomplishing their goals.  What a quick turnaround that provides!

Creating internal shifts can also be accomplished by reflecting on past successes and accomplishments.  We tend to focus on whatever is negative at the moment.  By going to recent and other past successes, we can create the feelings we had with those successes and know it’s possible to feel that again.

We have controlPicture of nancy Clairmont carr , author of article on creating positive feelings over ourselves and our future by choosing our attitude, feelings and actions now. Our feelings determine what we attract to us so it is important to take charge of them by any one of these or other effective strategies.

If you need help with these shifts, let’s talk.  I love nothing more than to empower humans to be more, to be the best they can be in every area of their life.  It is my life’s work- to help people create the skills, feelings and actions that attract to them the lifestyle they desire.

Nancy Clairmont Carr

Holistic Health and Transformational Guide

612.385.3220; Nancy@NancyClairmontCarr.com




Choose Your Feelings, Create Your Future

Monday, 9 November 2015

Insomnia - you can"t really live with it! by Nancy Clairmont Carr

picture of man suffering from insomnia

Insomnia can be cured!

Living with insomnia my entire college life and the first 15 years of my career has made me keenly aware of how it robs one’s quality of life. I have discovered the cure and no longer allow outside pressures and other people’s choices to bring about a cycle of sleeplessness for me.

I actually left my corporate marketing career voluntarily to create more balance in my life and figure out the insomnia thing, along with addressing a few other lifestyle choices that caused undue stress in my life.  It has been a life-altering journey.

After much reflection, several lifestyle choice changes and many courses, I turned my insomnia-free life and passion for wellness into a business 16 years ago. I can spot stress and sleeplessness in others within a nanosecond. You recognize it too.  The short temper, quick judgment, bags under the eyes, never enough time and no energy are all key signs that not much mindfulness is being practiced, and certainly not much sleep. The thing is, it is so easy to incorporate small changes that can create an intentional, stress-reduced life.  Even if you own your own business or have a big corporate job.

What it takes is a decision to not live that way anymore, to create a plan and make some changes. It doesn’t mean you have to give up your job necessarily, or change everything.  It does mean, however, that you will need to approach what you do differently. Setting clear intentions, creating boundaries, incorporating self-care practices, and valuing yourself enough to take charge of your health are absolutely required. Thinking that doctors alone will take care of you, or anyone else for that matter, no longer serves you. Taking personal responsibility for your health and life can be pretty exhilarating.  Very empowering. And can certainly cure insomnia.

There are manyPicture of nancy Clairmont carr , author of article on insomnia people whose entire focus is helping others create a more vibrant, energetic lifestyle.  Take advantage of the growth of the wellness industry and all it has to offer to create more balance in your life and yes, even better sleep. For some small-changes, big-results ideas, let’s talk.

Nancy Clairmont Carr

Holistic Health and Transformational Guide

612.385.3220; www.TheJoy-Effect.com


Insomnia - you can"t really live with it!

Thursday, 5 November 2015

How important IS hydration? by Nancy Clairmont Carr

We forget the simple things that keep us healthy.  Like hydration.

I was visiting with my Dad recently and we were discussing his water consumption, or lack thereof.  At 89 years old, although he has done pretty well, he has habits that don’t always support his longevity and vibrant health goals. I have been asking him to increase his hydration over the last several years and for some reason, he finally did.  Going from 1 glass of water per day to 4-5, he noticed a considerable increase in energy.

Now, my dad is tough to convince of anything, but once convinced, he becomes a zealot of sorts.  He was talking to my Uncle Bud, his younger brother, and Bud mentioned how he had been feeling like death lately, no energy, lethargic and just wanted to hang out on the couch.  So my dad talked to him about increasing his hydration.  After much deliberation with Bud and a few weeks later, my dad called to tell me what happened.  Bud said his whole system changed after he started drinking more water.  He didn’t feel like death anymore, had much more energy and couldn’t believe it!  Just by drinking more water.

Picture of nancy Clairmont carr recommending increasing hydration to get more energy,

Increase your hydration with clean alkaline water to increase your energy!

Of course, I now walk on water in my dad’s eyes.  It is easy to be a hero with basic nutrition information.  There are many different recommendations of how much water to drink for optimal hydration, however as a Health Coach and having worked with all aspects of wellness for over 30 years, I simply ask people to drink about half their weight in ounces of water. Keep it simple!  Most elderly people and about 2/3 of Americans are dehydrated.  If you work out a lot, are on medications or are aged, increase the amount of water you drink. If you eat your 9-11 servings of water based vegetables, maybe you don’t have to drink quite as much.  However, I can tell you that you WILL feel better if you consume more clean, alkaline water. Your brain won’t shrink, your joints will be lubricated, your inflammation is reduced, you will naturally detox, your performance increases, and cognition improves, all just from increasing your hydration with great water! If you want some other great small-change, big-result ideas, let’s talk!

Nancy Clairmont Carr

Holistic Health and Transformational Guide

612.385.3220; www.TheJoy-Effect.com


How important IS hydration?