The Grass Is Never Greener On the Other Side

I think as human beings it’s only normal to think that perhaps others have it better than us, that perhaps we can find someone better than the one we are currently seeing, etc. This kind of thinking although it may be natural to feel, it can prevent you from seeing all the good that is front of you. It is because of this that I would like to encourage you to see that the grass is never greener on the other side.

Don’t wait until something is lost for you to start valuing it. Remember that you currently have things that others would like to have. That may be the job that you have someone else may want. That can also be the relationship that you are currently in someone else would like to have a relationship like yours. Perhaps even a physical quality of yours someone else may want to have. Whatever it is, remember that you have something that someone else may want.

Also, your grass is as green as you make it. Perhaps other people’s grass looks greener because they are taking care of their own grass. So with this said, start taking care of what you currently have. Whatever it is that you see others have, why don’t you try your best to have that as well but just in a way that it’s unique to you. Start taking the steps necessary so that you can have the things that you want, the life that you want, the relationships that you want, the job that you want, etc.

I would like to encourage you to start seeing the wonderful things that you have in your life. Ask yourself: What can I be grateful for today? What do I have that is just great? What are some things about myself that are amazing? How can I improve the relationship I’m currently in? What are the aspects of this relationship that I love? What are some things that make my job great?

Asking yourself these questions will get your brain thinking and moving toward a more positive direction. Remember that your grass will be as green as you make it to be. Do your best to tend to your grass. Take care of it in every season so that it can look its best. Remember that in every aspect of your life, what you put in is what you get out. If you want your life to be as great as you want it to be, that is up to you to do the work that it takes. You have the power to make your grass as green as you want it to be and remember that just because other people’s grass is very green, doesn’t mean that it is greater and better than yours.

If you love the blog, you will most certainly love my latest book Creating a Lifetime of Wellness: Start Having the Life You Deserve where I discuss topics that highly impact your well-being that perhaps you may not be aware of. You can purchase your copy on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Creating-Lifetime-Wellness-Aura-Martinez/dp/1458220885/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490999433&sr=8-1&keywords=creating+a+lifetime+of+wellness or on Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/creating-a-lifetime-of-wellness-aura-e-martinez/1126001153?ean=9781458220882.

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¿Cuando es el momento de decir “adiós”?

El sabado pasado tuve que hacer algo que fue difícil hacer. Tan difícil que me sentí triste el día entero pero sabía que era lo correcto para mí. Tuve que decir adiós a una amistad que no me servía porque tenía que ser honesta conmigo misma y saber que no quería su amistad ya que siento algo por él que no es de una amiga.

A veces el decir adiós será una de las cosas más dificiles de hacer porque muchas veces la cosa correcta de hacer no será la más fácil de hacer. Pero primero quisiera escribir sobre qué este adiós significa y el lado positivo de esto.

Dos cosas que tienen que estar por encima de todas las otras cosas es su amor propio y su felicidad. Si alguien o algo no lo valora, no lo hace sentir amado, apreciado, no añade a su felicidad, no le añade bienestar, entonces es hora de decir adiós. No me importa qué tan lindo el corazón y la mente sean de esa persona, si esa persona no valora su corazón y su mente, es hora de empacar su corazón y su mente y decir adiós.

Quisiera mencionar qué significa el bienestar. El bienestar significa amor, felicidad, llenura, apreciar, respetar y valorar. En el momento que usted no es apreciado, en el momento que es ignorado, en el momento que una relación no es recíproco, el momento en la cual una situación no añade a su crecimiento como persona, el momento que alguien no demuestra el mismo entusiasmo cuando usted le escribe, llama o lo ve… entonces, por más difícil que sea admitirlo, es hora de decir adiós. Una cosa que tengo que añadir es que el aferrarse a los recuerdos no le sirve. No le añade a su bienestar. Lo que importa es el presente y el futuro y si algo o alguien no le añade a su presente y futuro, entonces el pasado y los recuerdos no importan.

Lo que el adiós significa en estas situaciones es el dejar ir para que pueda hacer espacio para las cosas y personas que lo quieren a usted tanto como usted también los quiere. Espacio para las cosas y personas que están supuesto estar en su vida. Espacio para las cosas y personas que añaden a su bienestar en vez de quitarle. El adiós no significa perder, es importante recordar que usted nunca puede perder lo que nunca fue suyo. El adiós significa ganar y recuperar- recuperar su felicidad, recuperar su dignidad, recuperar su propio poder, recuperar espacio porque ha sido alquilado por cosas y personas que ya no pertenecen. El adiós también significa amor. Significa amor porque usted se está amando tanto al darse cuenta de que algo no funciona para usted, que está dispuesto a dejarlo ir por más que duela.

Siempre recuerde estas cosas: usted sabrá cuando algo o alguien pertenece en su vida cuando usted siente entusiasmo. Usted siente que las personas y situaciones lo quieren asi como usted los quiere. Las relaciones que pertenecen en su vida son los que le añaden felicidad, le hacen sentir apreciado y valorado, ellos ven su valor aún cuando usted no ve su propio valor, ellos añaden VIDA a usted. La vida es muy corta para rodearse de cosas y personas que no hacen esto. Siempre aférrase a cosas y personas que lo hacen sentir feliz, lleno, aceptado y valorado y deje ir aquellos que no, no importa qué maravillosas puedan aparecer. Recuerde, no hay valor en tener personas quienes son buenas pero no lo valoran o que no es recíproco.

Si a usted le gusta el blog, usted de seguro le gustará el libro Creating a Lifetime of Wellness: Start Having the Life You Deserve en donde escribo temas que impactan enormemente su bienestar que quizás usted no ha estado al pendiente. Este libro está disponible sólo en inglés pero estoy trabajando en la versión en español. Puede obtener su copia en Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Creating-Lifetime-Wellness-Aura-Martinez/dp/1458220885/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490999433&sr=8-1&keywords=creating+a+lifetime+of+wellness o en Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/creating-a-lifetime-of-wellness-aura-e-martinez/1126001153?ean=9781458220822

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Get a Good Understanding of Who You Are

I am more and more convinced that absolutely nothing can be obtained if you first don’t have a good understanding of who you are. Your overall well-being depends on it and that’s what today’s post will be about.

Understanding who you are is crucial because that is the foundation. Without this understanding, you can’t possibly know who are the right people for you, the right friends for you, the right companion for you, the right career path, anything. It is this deep understanding that leads to breakthroughs in life, that leads to you attracting what you want and need and that leads to a fulfilling life.

So how can you get a better understanding of yourself? You do this by spending time with yourself. That’s right! You need some alone time with just yourself and nothing else influencing you. It is this time spent alone that will help you sit still with yourself so that you can connect with your inner self. It is crucial that you connect with your inner self because it is the only way to access your path.

Pay attention to the way you feel. Your emotions are feedback from yourself. They guide you and let you know where you are in life, what to avoid or do less of, what works for you and what doesn’t, etc. How do you feel when you are around certain people? This is not something to ignore, you have to pay attention to this. This will guide you as to the kinds of people you want and need in your life. How does the idea of having something or doing something feels like? This too is to pay attention to because this clues you in as to what you should consider doing.

Look back at your childhood. What were the things that you were passionate about then? Kids certainly know how to live life because they are grounded and they live in the present moment. They enjoy life and care about being happy. What were some of the things that made you happy as a child? These things will clue you in as to what you need to be doing more of.

Pay attention to your frustrations. That’s right. Your frustrations are key to understanding the kind of life that you need. I wrote an article about it for The Ziet that you can read https://the-ziet.com/2015/12/05/use-frustration-to-gain-happiness-the-benefits-of-frustration-and-how-this-leads-to-happiness/ and this is the link for you to click. Frustration is something to be embraced because without this, you wouldn’t know what to do less of.

Understand what your needs are. I discuss this in my latest book Creating a Lifetime of Wellness: Start Having the Life You Deserve because this is one key to getting your life together. Without knowing what your needs are, how are you supposed to have the life that you want?! There is no way around it.

Not knowing who you are is detrimental to your overall well-being and leads to unnecessary hurt and disappointments. It leads to all this because you will attract things and people that sooner or later you realize they are not for you. You end up wondering what happened and a lot of times, what happened was not having a good understanding of who you are to know what you can handle, what you can tolerate, etc. So if you haven’t taken the time to get to know yourself better, please do so. It is for your greater well-being as well as those around you because if you are happy, you have more happiness to offer to others.

If you love the blog, you will most certainly love my latest book Creating a Lifetime of Wellness: Start Having the Life You Deserve where I discuss topics that highly impact your well-being that perhaps you may not be aware of. You can purchase your copy on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Creating-Lifetime-Wellness-Aura-Martinez/dp/1458220885/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490999433&sr=8-1&keywords=creating+a+lifetime+of+wellness or on Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/creating-a-lifetime-of-wellness-aura-e-martinez/1126001153?ean=9781458220882.

You can also read the blog on your Kindle by clicking on the Amazon Kindle store at https://www.amazon.com/Live-MaxTM-Viva-al-m%C3%A1ximoTM/dp/B00NK1JOJ4 and you can listen to my online radio show at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/AuraEMartinez.

No se puede permitir el ignorar las señales

He llegado a la realización de que muchas veces, somos nosotros quienes por sin querer nos desilucionamos a tal punto que nos cuesta nuestra paz, nuestro bienestar y que a veces nos puede detener de seguir hacia adelante, si nosotros lo permitimos. Sin embargo, tenga por seguro de que a CADA y en serio lo digo, a cada momento el universo le provee señales en cuanto si algo es o no para usted y las personas revelan a usted quienes realmente son si usted lo permite. Ya que nuestra paz y nuestro bienestar no tienen precio, me gustaría poner énfasis que usted no se puede permitir el ignorar las señales.

No se puede permitir el ignorar las señales porque su energía es la cosa más preciada que tiene. Su energía y cuando escribo esto me refiero a su energía en general no sólo su energía física, es una de sus divisas. Cuando su energía no está bien, usted no puede ser quien usted es. Cuando su energía no está bien, usted no puede atraer las cosas y personas que usted quiere. Cuando su energía no está bien, esto afectará todas las demás cosas en su vida. Si algo o alguien le roba aunque sea un poco de su energía, favor de verlo como una señal de que debe de caminar o correr hacia la otra dirección. Las cosas y personas que están supuesto estar en su vida le traerán paz y gozo, ellas no le robarán su energía de cualquier manera.

Usted no se puede permitir el ignorar las señales cuando alguien no es compatible con usted ya sea en el amor o en cualquier otra relación. Para poder reconocer cuando este es el caso, primero es importante saber quien usted realmente es. Esto es porque almenos que usted tenga una conexión profunda con usted mismo, usted no va poder entender en lleno sus necesidades y lo que quiere. Usted no tendrá la capacidad de tener discernimiento de saber cuando algo no es para usted por cualquier razón que sea. El ignorar este tipo de señal lo lleva a dolor y una desilución innecesaria que toma tiempo para sanar.

Usted no se puede permitir el ignorar las señales aún cuando algo es bueno para usted. Es fácil estar confudido en medio de dolor, desilución, el escuchar las voces de los demás etc. Si usted realmente quiere saber si algo es realmente para usted, usted tiene que estar bien y conectado con usted mismo primero. Todo comienza con y viene de usted. El perder personas o cosas que pueden ser buenas para usted puede ser algo que usted se puede arrepentir a la larga y puede ser demasiado tarde. Trate lo mejor posible por estar saludable y ser feliz al escoger cosas y personas que añaden a su felicidad. Las personas le demostrarán quienes son realmente y es sólo cuestión de abrir sus oídos y ojos y tomar lo que se le presenta.

Usted no puede ignorar las señales cuando una puerta está supuesto estar cerrada. Sé por experiencia propia que esto puede ser un desafio. Años después he entendido el por qué esa puerta tenía que cerrar y me he arrepentido de tratar de abrir esa puerta. Cuando una puerta se le cierra, (con esto me refiero a las cosas que no funcionan, o una perdida de trabajo, o el final de una relación, etc.), tiene que creer y tener fé de que esa puerta estaba supuesto cerrar. Créeme que yo sé que esto puede ser difícil, lo sé muy bien pero es importante saber que usted no hizo algo mal para que eso sucediera y que ciertas cosas no están supuesto estar en su vida para su propio bien.

Si hay algo que me gustaría que usted se lleve de todo esto es que para poder tener la capacidad de no ignorar las señales que usted recibe, usted primero tiene que estar de manera profunda conectado con usted mismo. Es esa conexión profunda que lo ayudará a tener el discernimiento que usted necesita para no ignorar las señales otra vez.

Si a usted le gusta el blog, usted de seguro le gustará el libro Creating a Lifetime of Wellness: Start Having the Life You Deserve en donde escribo temas que impactan enormemente su bienestar que quizás usted no ha estado al pendiente. Este libro está disponible sólo en inglés pero estoy trabajando en la versión en español. Puede obtener su copia en Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Creating-Lifetime-Wellness-Aura-Martinez/dp/1458220885/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490999433&sr=8-1&keywords=creating+a+lifetime+of+wellness o en Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/creating-a-lifetime-of-wellness-aura-e-martinez/1126001153?ean=9781458220822

Usted puede leer el blog en su Kindle haciendo clic en la tienda Amazon Kindle en https://www.amazon.com/Live-MaxTM-Viva-al-m%C3A1ximoTM/dp/B00NK1JOJ4 y puede escuchar mis pláticas en la red en http://www.blogtalkradio.com/AuraEMartinez.

You Can’t Afford to Ignore the Signs

I’ve come to the realization that many times, we are the ones who unintentionally bring upon ourselves huge disappointments that cost us our peace, well-being and can sometimes, if we allow it, hinder us from moving forward. However, rest assure that at ALL and I mean at all times the universe provides signs to you as to whether or not something is for you and people do reveal to you who they truly are if you are open to it. Because our peace and well-being have no price, today I would like to emphasize to you that you can’t afford to ignore the signs.

You can’t afford to ignore the signs because your energy is the most precious thing you have. Your energy, and when I write this I mean your overall energy not just your physical energy, is one of your currencies. When your energy is not right, you can’t be your full self. When your energy is not right, you can’t attract the things and people you want. When your energy is not right, this will affect everything else in your life. If something or someone robs even a little bit of your energy, please take it as a sign that you must either walk or run to the other direction. The things and people that belong in your life bring peace and joy; they don’t rob you of your energy in any way.

You can’t afford to ignore the signs when someone is not compatible with you whether that is in love or any other relationship. But in order for you to recognize when this is the case, it is important to have a strong sense of who you are first. This is because unless you have a deep connection with yourself first in order to understand yourself, you won’t fully understand your needs and wants. You will lack the discernment to know when something is not right for you for whatever reason. Ignoring this kind of sign can lead to unnecessary hurt and disappointment that may take time to heal.

You can’t afford to ignore the signs even when something is right for you. It’s easy to be confused in the middle of hurt, disappointment, hearing other people’s voices, etc. If you really want to know if something is right for you, you have to be right and connected with yourself first. It all starts with and stems from you. Losing people or things that can be right for you can be regretful in the long run and quite frankly, a little too late. Make it a point to strive to be healthy and happy by choosing things and people who add to your happiness. People will show you who they truly are and it’s just a matter of opening your ears and eyes and taking in what is being presented to you.

You can’t afford to ignore the signs when a door is supposed to close shut. I know for personal experience this can be a challenge. Years later I end up realizing why that door needed to close and I ended up regretting even trying to open that door. When a door closes shut on you, (with this I’m referring to things not working out, or a job loss, or the end of a relationship, etc.), just believe and have faith that it was meant to close. Trust me that I know how hard this is, I know all too well but it’s important to know that you did nothing wrong for that to happen and that certain things are just not meant to be in your life for your own good.

If there is one thing that I would like for you to take away from this is that in order for you to have the capacity of not ignoring the signs that you are receiving, you first need to be deeply connected with yourself. It is from that deep connection that you will have the discernment that you need so that you don’t ignore the signs again.

If you love the blog, you will most certainly love my latest book Creating a Lifetime of Wellness: Start Having the Life You Deserve where I discuss topics that highly impact your well-being that perhaps you may not be aware of. You can purchase your copy on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Creating-Lifetime-Wellness-Aura-Martinez/dp/1458220885/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490999433&sr=8-1&keywords=creating+a+lifetime+of+wellness or on Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/creating-a-lifetime-of-wellness-aura-e-martinez/1126001153?ean=9781458220882.

You can also read the blog on your Kindle by clicking on the Amazon Kindle store at https://www.amazon.com/Live-MaxTM-Viva-al-m%C3%A1ximoTM/dp/B00NK1JOJ4 and you can listen to my online radio show at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/AuraEMartinez.

Usted es la moda!

Me impresiona ver cual es la moda cuando se trata de la imagen. Parece ser que nos enseñan aceptar cosas que no son parte de quien uno es. Me impresionó aprender que las pecas ahora están de moda, tanto así que hay personas dispuestas a pintarse pecas en su cuerpo. Tengo pecas en mi cara, no muchas, pero tengo algunas que son notables y recuerdo que cuando niña, no estaba contenta con mis pecas.

En la entrada de blog de hoy, quisiera animarlo para su bienestar el aceptar el hecho de que usted es la moda. La manera que usted fue creado es exactamente la manera que está supuesto a ser y nadie, ni algiuen con mucha influencia, tiene el derecho de determinar qué es sexy y qué no es sexy. Recuerde que USTED es sexy de la manera que usted es. No es el tener un pompis grande, uno pequeño, uno tonificado, el cabello lacio, el cabello rizado, el cabello largo, el cabello corto, ni la persona con pecas, nada de esto está de moda. Como sea que usted es, de la manera que usted es, USTED ES LA MODA.

¿Por qué repetir esto? Porque es importante el aceptarse uno mismo. El aceptarse uno mismo es una clave a un gran bienestar. Es importante el sentirse bien de la manera que usted es. Es importante ver qué tan sexy usted es no importa cómo usted se ve. Es importante saber su valor como persona. Es importante saber que usted es hermoso/a de la manera que es.

Es también importante ignorar los mensajes de afuera cuando se trata de la manera que usted se ve. La sociedad puede decir que porque su cabello se ve de tal manera, porque su cuerpo se ve de tal manera, usted no es aceptable ni suficiente. Usted quizás está en un ambiente en donde las personas no se ven ni se comportan como usted es, por lo tanto usted siente que no pertenece o que es una persona rara. Todo esto puede crear daños en su autoestima y autoconcepto que pueden afectar su bienestar. Sepa que usted es cómo usted es, usted tiene los gustos que tiene, usted se ve de la manera que se ve por motivos y propósitos hermosos. Usted es maravilloso de la manera que es. Usted es hermoso/a de la manera que es. Usted no necesita ser de una cierta estatura, de un cierto peso, de un cierto nada para ser fabuloso. ¡Usted es SUFICIENTE de la manera que es!

Por favor recuerde que USTED ES LA MODA. USTED ESTÁ DE MODA y SIEMPRE estará de moda. Es importante recordar su valor y de no escuchar las voces de afuera ni la opinión de los demás cuando se trata de qué está bien y qué no. Su bienestar depende de esto.

Si a usted le gusta el blog, usted de seguro le gustará el libro Creating a Lifetime of Wellness: Start Having the Life You Deserve en donde escribo temas que impactan enormemente su bienestar que quizás usted no ha estado al pendiente. Este libro está disponible sólo en inglés pero estoy trabajando en la versión en español. Puede obtener su copia en Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Creating-Lifetime-Wellness-Aura-Martinez/dp/1458220885/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490999433&sr=8-1&keywords=creating+a+lifetime+of+wellness o en Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/creating-a-lifetime-of-wellness-aura-e-martinez/1126001153?ean=9781458220822.

Usted puede leer el blog en su Kindle haciendo clic en la tienda Amazon Kindle en https://www.amazon.com/Live-MaxTM-Viva-al-m%C3A1ximoTM/dp/B00NK1JOJ4 y puede escuchar mis pláticas en la red en http://www.blogtalkradio.com/AuraEMartinez.

Choose People Willing to Do the Inner Work

In today’s post, I want to discuss the importance of choosing people willing to do the inner work.

Healthy relationships start with you. When I write the word “relationships”, I mean any close interaction you have with another human being so this includes friendships, family members, and romantic relationships. How and why does a healthy relationship start with you? Because first you have to be right with you. You have to love yourself. You have to love life. You have to see your own potential. You have to see your own beauty. You have to see your own value. You need to be willing to do your inner work. Once all this is in place, then you choose based on that.

So say for example, if you don’t have a healthy relationship with yourself, without realizing it, you most likely will choose people that they are unhealthy themselves. A person with an unhealthy relationship with themselves won’t be able to choose people that are right for them either because deep down inside they don’t feel deserving of healthy love, etc. When you have a healthy relationship with yourself, you are quick to notice when something isn’t right for you and you let it go. This is why it is crucial that you are right with you first.

Just as it is important that you do your inner work, it is important that you choose people willing to do the inner work themselves. This is because people who are not right with themselves don’t have much to offer. We can only offer what we have. So someone who is afraid to make certain decisions and is afraid of happiness will only give fear to you. This means that if you try to engage in a relationship with them, they will confuse you to death because their actions will be that they will push you away or do something that turns you off, etc.

It is only when you are clear in who you are, what you want, on your value and what you deserve that you will get what you want and more. It is then when you can engage in healthy relationships with others, when you can feel great about your life, then attracting more great things into your life and have more to offer to others.

You can tell when someone is willing to do the inner work. How can you tell? Well, let me start off by stating the signs of someone not willing to do the inner work. The first sign is that they live in fear. They are afraid to be happy so they push people away. They have commitment issues that they are not willing to resolve. They are very judgmental of others for silly things. They always find fault in others. They choose to be in relationships or situations that don’t make them happy. They constantly talk about problems. You feel heaviness the moment you are with them. The list can go on. The point is that you end up wondering what happened, is there something wrong with you, your energy shifts for the worse and so on. None of this is good!

Doing the inner work requires one to be willing to look within themselves and work through any issues they may have. It requires one to challenge their limiting beliefs. It requires seeking help should one need help. It requires to notice the patterns in the choices one makes and then be willing to take responsibility for the role they played. Doing the inner work is not easy because of all the emotions that will resurface but it is necessary in order to uncover the things that are holding you back.

Be willing to choose people who are willing to do the inner work because doing so will lead to healthy relationships in which you yourself can blossom as a person. Because you deserve to be loved exactly for who you are; because you deserve to be fully happy; because you deserve a great life, you need to be the first one to be willing to do the inner work so you can then choose someone willing to do the same. You owe this to yourself.

If you love the blog, you will most certainly love my latest book Creating a Lifetime of Wellness: Start Having the Life You Deserve where I discuss topics that highly impact your well-being that perhaps you may not be aware of. You can purchase your copy on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Creating-Lifetime-Wellness-Aura-Martinez/dp/1458220885/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490999433&sr=8-1&keywords=creating+a+lifetime+of+wellness or on Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/creating-a-lifetime-of-wellness-aura-e-martinez/1126001153?ean=9781458220882.

You can also read the blog on your Kindle by clicking on the Amazon Kindle store at https://www.amazon.com/Live-MaxTM-Viva-al-m%C3%A1ximoTM/dp/B00NK1JOJ4 and you can listen to my online radio show at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/AuraEMartinez.