Fillers Are Just That….Fillers!

I think and observe and I’ve come to the conclusion that so many things are filled with fillers. Normally when one hears or reads the word “fillers”, they may think of supplements since there are supplements filled with fillers but claim to just have vitamins and minerals. Well, it’s not just supplements that have fillers, I challenge you to think if you are filling your life up with fillers.

What are these fillers that I am referring to? Well, fillers can be many things. It can be you being so concerned for another person as a way to not pay attention to what you need to be concerned with which is yourself. It can be you getting distracted with something that only adds drama into your life in order to fill up a void you may have. It can be you trying to put a band-aid on a wound that still needs to heal. All these things are just filling up on something that needs to be worked on.

Fillers in food can be toxic over time. This is because the body was not designed to handle those kinds of chemicals. Same thing with the fillers that one may try to add onto their life. You are meant to feel whole and great on a consistent basis but you can’t for as long as you avoid the real issues in your life. One thing I need to clarify in this post is that when I write, “you being so concerned for another person”, I am not referring if you are a mother or father of a young child or teenager or if you are a son or daughter who is there for an elder parent. That is NOT what I am referring to. I am referring to whether you are worried and concerned about everyone else except for yourself. It is important to remember that if you don’t take care of yourself, you won’t be in the right position to care for another person.

Fillers are also toxic because overtime, the body gets to a point where it can no longer handle what is being ingested. The same thing goes to fillers that you allow in your own life. Overtime, those fillers either won’t be enough to get you to a point of wholeness or those fillers will be toxic for you mentally and emotionally. There is a Spanish saying “no puede tapar el sol con un dedo” which means “you can’t cover the sun with a finger”. You can’t hide for long what is really wrong in your life. You can’t deny for long what needs to change in your life, otherwise it will all catch up to you.

If you currently find yourself or know someone who finds themselves trying to do everything possible to fill themselves up in ways that are unhealthy, I encourage you and the other person, then, to think about any ways that you may be filling your life up with fillers. You deserve a whole and great life and certainly fillers are not the way to get there.

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The Positive and Negative of Everything

I’ve been pondering and asking myself why for many great things there has to be a negative to it. I’m working out this morning and although I love to workout and I’m helping my health with that, my hair has to be a nice mess afterwards. It makes me feel as if I have to choose between my body or my hair. Same thing with other decisions that I have to make, there are positives and negatives to everything. It makes me wonder why this is and this is what today’s post will be about.

I think one of the best comparisons to describe how life functions is a battery- it has a positive and a negative side. The battery, in order to function the way it is supposed to, needs both sides. If both sides are positive or negative, it just can’t work right. For as much as we would like for life to just have the positive, it can’t function if there is no negative.

So what’s the purpose of having both in our life? They both help balance each other out. This goes with everything in life. You can’t understand what true happiness is unless you know what sadness is. You can’t fully comprehend what true abundance is until you experience lack. You don’t fully appreciate your body until you get sick. You don’t fully appreciate the role someone plays in your life until you miss them. Certain places have to have their own downside because otherwise if it were to suite everyone, there would be a problem whether that problem is a place being overpopulated or very stressful, etc. This is what having the good and the bad can do, it can balance things out.

Balance is what contributes to your well-being and this is key. You need both sides in order to balance out your life. It is through balance that things can work in harmony. Nature intended it to be that way.

Having the negative along with the positive can bring out the creative side in us. This is because the negative can make you look for solutions as to how to a handle a situation. For example, I have to be creative with my hair in order to make it look nice after I workout. Certain things force the creative side of you and that is great.

So, if nature intended it this way, how can one handle the positives and the negatives when making certain decisions? When it comes to making decisions, you have to see what weighs more for you. It’s a matter of knowing who you are and knowing what matters most to you.

When it comes to cases where the negatives of something highly impacts your well-being, if it’s a decision that you made to have that positive in your life but it comes at a high price, then you have to mold yourself to the negative. What I mean with this is to find a way to work around the negative. For instance, if it’s a job that affects your health due to odd hours of work, then create your life and make a schedule that can still fit your job. The point is that you want to work with what you have and make the most of it.

Life indeed is like a battery with its positive and negative sides and both are needed in order for things to work in harmony. Both sides are needed in order to have balance in life. I encourage you to start looking at everything from this perspective.

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How To Get Energy When You Feel Emotionally Exhausted

There are times in your life when you feel physically exhausted but not because you have worked too hard or because you haven’t slept well, but because perhaps you are going through some either inner conflict or you are going through a rough time in your life that is robbing your energy emotionally. I think this kind of exhaustion is one of the worst kinds because if you are not careful, you can slip down and maybe even fall into depression. When feeling this way, how can you find the energy to keep going?

First thing I believe is to acknowledge what you are feeling. I believe that denying what you are feeling is not helpful nor conducive to truly moving forward. By denying what you are feeling it’s like trying to make believe that the wound that you have isn’t even there yet it is bleeding and needs your attention.

Try to understand where this feeling is coming from. Ask yourself what can you learn from what you are feeling. I believe there is always something to learn from everything whether it is good or bad. Every experience is a chance to become a better person and understanding where your hurt is coming from can provide important insight to you that can open up the opportunity for healing. The way to heal something is by understanding what is causing the pain/hurt.

Take things day by day, minute by minute. Just try to take one step at a time, put one foot in front of the other.

As hard as it may be to find the positive in even the most negative moments of life, it is a must to find the positive in everything. What focusing on the negative does is that it magnifies the bad things which then affects your emotions which will then affect your energy levels. Think about this, anything you dread to do, anything you don’t feel excited about doing will deplete your energy. By focusing on the positive, you are shifting your mindset which will then shift your energy- energy that you need to keep going even when the going gets tough.

It would be wonderful if there was an easy answer, a magic pill that would give us all the emotional energy we need when the going gets tough. The truth is that there is no such thing but there is one person who has the capacity to give you that emotional energy you need and that is YOU. With your acceptance of your feelings, with your own compassion towards yourself, with you doing your best to heal your wounds and see the positive in everything, you have the power to get the emotional energy that you need. I’ve said and written over and over again, well-being is something to work on everyday. It is something that you cultivate, nurture and create. It is YOU who have this power.

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Think About Something Else

Some of you may know that my family and I are going through a difficult moment with my dad’s health. Today I spent the day with my mom and had to convince her, literally force her, not to go to the hospital to see my dad since seeing the state in which my dad is in is too hard for her. This was my suggestion since she is every single day by his side without taking care of herself the way she should which is not healthy for her. During the day it was tempting to speak about my dad and I had to remind her to think about something else. I am happy to know that this helped and this is what I would like to encourage you to do in today’s post if you are going through a rough time.

Indeed it is very tempting to think about the very thing that makes you sad, however, this is not beneficial for you in any way. Constantly thinking about what hurts you or makes you sad will make you spiral down, hurting your well-being in every way. In the end, you are of no good to yourself nor to others.

Thinking about something else isn’t about making believe that the problem or what hurts you isn’t there. Instead, it is about restoring your mental and emotional sanity so that you don’t start heading towards the negative path. And what is that negative path? It’s the negative path of feeling depressed, of being mentally clouded, feeling hopelessness, thinking and feeling that things are coming to an end, etc. These are path of destruction which leads you to a dead end street. It doesn’t serve you. In life, in order for you to solve problems and get things done you need strength and clarity and being on the negative path robs you of both these things.

How can you think about something else? Either listen to a music that makes you feel really good, talk to a really good friend that you trust, read the bible if that helps you, meditate, watch a funny movie, anything that works for you. Do your best to avoid talking about the topic that hurts you. Do your best not to look at things that reminds you of what hurts you. Again, this is not about you making believe that the problem or what hurts you isn’t there, this is about restoring your mental and emotional sanity. Wherever your mind goes, the emotions follow and wherever the emotions go, the body follows. You want to avoid creating a negative domino effect that takes a long time to repair. Also remember that the way you live your life affects others as well so take that into consideration when you feel really sad.

It is only normal to go through a rough time every so often in life. That’s because it’s life. What is important is how you deal with the rough times and one good way is to remind yourself every so often to think about something else. Doing so will help preserve your mental and emotional sanity, contributing to more well-being not just for yourself but for others as well.

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Maneras de ser dichoso

Hay diferentes maneras para ser dichoso y la definición de lo que significa esto será diferente para cada persona. Mientras estoy sentada en el balcón de mi nuevo hogar (esta es la razón por la cual no he escrito por casí un mes- créame que no me he olvidado de mis lectores leales), no puedo evitar el sentirme dichosa.

Es importante que usted sepa cual es su definición de ser dichoso y que usted comience a vivir esa vida que usted quiere vivir. Recuerdo cómo el año pasado estaba pensando que tan dichosa yo sería si pudiera beber mi café por la mañana o hasta escribir desde mi balcón. Sin embargo, hay otras cosas que usted tiene que considerar las cuales son la base para usted ser dichoso y de la cual usted puede construir sobre ella.

Una de las bases es su salud. Si usted tiene salud, por favor considérese dichoso. Sin la salud, usted no puede hacer nada ni alcanzar cosas. Cualquier sueño que usted tenga, créalo o no, comienza con su salud. Cuando escribo “su salud”, no me refiero sólo a su salud física, me refiero a su salud en general- su mente, su alma y sus emociones. Sí, usted necesita un cuerpo saludable porque ese es su vehículo principal pero usted también necesita una mente saludable porque una mente saludable lo lleva a tomar decisiones sabias las cuales contribuyen a su bienestar en general. Emocionalmente usted necesita ser saludable porque todos somos seres emocionales y las decisiones saludables que uno toma son basadas en nuestras emociones.

Considérese dichoso si usted tiene amor en su vida y no necesariamente me refiero al amor romántico. Esto puede ser amor de su familia, amistades, etc. En realidad, el amor es la base de todo y es lo que nos mueve también. El amor hace girar al mundo y es el alimento principal de su mente y alma. Considérese dichoso de estar rodeado de amor y de tener personas quienes estarían ahí por usted en las buenas y en las malas. No se trata de tener cientos de amistades, se trata de tener calidad en las amistades y esto es lo que realmente importa.

Créalo o no, considérese dichoso si usted puede soñar. Es gratis y tan necesario para alcanzar sus metas. Todo comienza en la mente, por lo tanto, si usted lo puede ver primero en su mente, es sólo cuestión de tiempo para que usted lo vea en su realidad.

El ser dichoso viene de muchas maneras y es importante para su bienestar en general el que usted se dé cuenta que tan dichoso usted es aún en las cosas más sencillas. El hacer esto lo ayudará a sentirse bien sobre su vida y de usted mismo.

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Ways to Be Lucky

There are different ways to be lucky and the definition of what it means to be lucky will be different for everyone. As I am sitting on my balcony of my new home (this is why I have been MIA for almost a month- trust me, I never forgot my loyal readers), I can’t help but feel lucky.

It’s important for you to know what this definition is for you so that you can start living that life that you want to live. I remember how last year I was thinking how lucky I would be if I could have my morning coffee or even write from my balcony. However, there are other things that you must consider which are the basis for you being lucky and from which to build upon.

The basis are first your health. If you have health, please consider yourself lucky. Without health you can’t possibly do anything, let alone achieve anything. Any dream that you may have, believe it or not, starts with your health. When I write “your health” I don’t refer to just the physical health, I mean your overall health- your mind, your soul and your emotions. Yes, you need a healthy body because that is your primary vehicle but you need a healthy mind because a healthy mind leads you to making wise decisions that contributes to your overall well-being. Emotionally you need to be healthy because we all are emotional beings and the decisions that we make are healthy based on our emotions.

Consider yourself lucky if you have love in your life and I’m not necessarily referring to romantic love, this can be love from your family, friends, etc. Love truly is the basis of everything and it’s what drives us as well. Love truly makes the world go round and it is the primary food for your mind and soul. Consider yourself lucky to be surrounded by love and to have people who would be there for you through thick and thin. It is not about having hundreds of friends, it’s about having quality friends and that’s what truly matters.

Believe it or not, consider yourself lucky if you can dream. It’s free and so necessary for achieving your goals. Everything starts from the mind so if you can first see it in your mind, it is only a matter of time for you to see it in your reality.

Being lucky comes in many forms and it is important for your overall well-being for you to see how lucky you are even in the most simple ways. Doing so will help you feel good about your life and yourself.

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¡Vuelva a lo que usted hacía!

Lo que voy a escribir tiene mucho significado para mí y espero que lo tenga para usted también, lo cual estoy segura que para muchos será así y esto es porque estoy segura que usted ha tenido un momento en donde usted se quiere rendir, usted deja de hacer algo que usted disfrutaba mucho o usted ha perdido la noción de algo porque tantas cosas están ocurriendo en su vida. Sé que para muchos es así y para mí también lo es pero no importa qué esté pasando o que tan ocupado usted esté con las cosas de la vida, en relación a todas las cosas que a usted le gusta y quiere, ¡vuelva a lo que usted hacía!

He llegado a la conclusion en estas semana que han pasado hasta ahora que nunca va haber un momento perfecto para hacer cualquier cosa. Esto es porque nunca hay un momento perfecto. El momento perfecto para hacer las cosas que a usted le gusta y quiere es ahora. Cuando usted espera por el momento perfecto, no me refiero al momento justo, pero al momento perfecto, lo que ocurre es que va a buscar otra excusa para no poder hacer las cosas que usted quiere. Por lo tanto, ese proyecto que usted aplazó, ¡vuelva a lo que usted hacía! Ese plan que usted tenía de construir algo para usted mismo, ¡vuelva a lo que usted hacía! Esas vacaciones de sus sueños que usted tanto quiere, ¡vuelva a lo que usted hacía!

Hay ciertos proyectos que uno a veces aplaza y porque uno ha pasado tanto tiempo aplazando ese proyecto, es tentador el rendirse. ¡¿Y qué si usted sólo hizo ese proyecto a la mitad?! Esto no es una razón para dejar el proyecto, ¡sólo vuelva a lo que usted hacía! Usted estaba a la mitad de sus estudios universitario pero después paró, ¡vuelva a lo que usted hacía!

¿Qué todo esto tiene que ver con su bienestar en general? Esto tiene tanto que ver con su bienestar en general. Parte del bienestar es su felicidad y parte de lo que contribuye a esa felicidad es alcanzando lo que usted se propone en hacer. Es tentador parar cuando usted está a la mitad de su meta. Es tentador el rendirse cuando usted todavía no ha alcanzado su meta o cuando usted ha parado y esa es una frase que todos debemos tener en mente para recordarnos de no rendirnos no importa las circunstancias. Siempre habrá cosas que ocurrirán en la vida y siempre habrá un momento en donde vamos a parar de hacer lo que hacíamos temporalmente pero después es una necesidad el volver a lo que uno hacía si a uno le gusta y lo quiere, ¡hay que volver a lo que uno hacía!

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