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    DIGITAL DETOX - Take one.

    It is time for a Digital Detox. Yes, you digitally read this correctly. After months and years without stopping, constantly attached to my iPhone, iPad and Air, I have decided to unplug for a bit, and want you to as well.
    We all need to disconnect to reconnect, as I like to call it, and hope that at least once in the next couple of weeks you do the same. I promise you, it is possible, and you will not die. Trust me.


    Here are 6 STEPS to DIGITAL DETOX and ensure you are always the best you you can be:


    1. Turn the phone off or into Airplane mode before you go to bed.
    2. Shower and get dressed before you check your email.
    3. Resist the urge to check social media during a meeting or dinner, especially dinner.
    4. Buy a real newspaper or magazine and get your fingers dirty from the ink.
    5. Leave your phone at home or at the office on at least one walk or errand a day.
    6. Stare into space and let your mind wander for at least 3 minutes.


    Technology is amazing, but it can get in the way of our true self nature, from moods to creativity, productivity, sex drive, sleep patterns, metabolism and more. Sometimes we need to just put down the phone and be ourselves. Give it a try for a day, moment, week or hour and get ready to truly live epicly.
    xx
    L

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    Take a break the I.AM.YOU. way.

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    2 Steps to Overcome Hardships.

    I’m not going to lie … it has been a rough couple of weeks. Challenges, surprises, dramatic occurrences, and pretty much everything you can imagine in the realms of personal life, health, family and career. And in brutal honesty, I have not been consistently zen about it all (#momentsofborderlinehysteria) Maybe you can relate. But then, just a couple days ago, it all began to shift. In part because of my guardian angel and some luck, yes, but primarily because I put my I.AM.YOU. yoga to work.

    During the first parts of this challenging phase I tried to control the outcomes. When I realized that was impossible (thank you yoga for the reminder), I got more worried, panicked, and stressed. These reactions threw me into a mental vortex, one which clouded my perceptions of everything around me, and adversely affected my body, mind and life even further. It was as if my attitude had slipped into a total abyss, and I had forgotten that, in fact, I could do something about it.

    What I could do, and I did, was very simple:
    I decided to shift my attitude to a more positive place.

    How I did it was even more simple:
    I brought to mind something positive or exciting every time I felt myself slip into the abyss of hysterical negativity and worry, or got bad news.

    And what a difference it has made!! ☺

    You see, there are some things you can control in life, namely your mind, your perception, and your attitude. I fed my mind with positive thoughts to manually shift my perception, and thus created not only a new attitude to roll with, but a new world to roll in.

    That’s yoga.

    So next time you get overwhelmed by everything going on around you, very simply decide to change your attitude and feed yourself what you need to get the results you want. It’s possible, and oh so smiley and sunny on the other side.

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