In 2019, Sarahn Says is here to help you adopt healthy habits. While one day of positive action towards improving your health is great, real transformation comes from consistency and developing healthy habits. This month, choose 1-2 healthy habits that you will adopt, from daily practice. Habits are developed by performing an action for 21 days straight. If you stray off, forgive yourself and instead strive to perform the action at least 21 days in the month. Focus on 1-2 habits that will really improve your life (don’t try to do them all). You have options! You can create your own as well. Remember YOU are in charge of your health and happiness.

Healthy Habit Option #1:

Spend 5 minutes in total silence

Healthy Habit Option #2:

Stretch for 10 minutes in the morning or before bed

Healthy Habit Option #3:

Floss

Healthy Habit Option #4:

Recite Positive Affirmations

Uplift those around you by getting your family, friends, and   co-workers involved. Share your experience with posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with the hashtags #sarahnsays and #ccmarch19.

 

“It’s time to step out on faith, I’ve gotta show my faith. It’s been illusive for so long, but freedom is mine today. I’ve gotta step out on faith, It’s time to show my faith.
Procrastination had me down but look what I have found, I found…Strength, courage, and wisdom, And it’s been inside of me all along. Strength, courage, and wisdom, Inside of me.”

Mmmmm. Everything in due time. Everything in due time.

This post is a few dates late, but everything is due time. That’s for life, period. Sometimes things don’t happen at the exact time we plan for them to, but they always happen on time. I am grateful for another week of life. I feel free in my journey through time and space. I am learning more about myself everyday.

This week I had my very first event for Sarahn Says. I will share more details in a separate journal entry. I wanted to create a space for myself, to just be still and open to life’s moments, and that is what my Sacred Woman Winter is about for me. Solitude, salubrity, and structure. Stillness and openness. I don’t want to have any obligation to myself other than following my word, giving myself what I know I need, and being love and light at all times. I’m understanding a very big part of growing and flourishing is allowance for what is and what is not. Understanding what is and is not in my control. Being true to my process and place on the journey to deeper self-love and self-knowledge.

This week for me was about doing just that. Learning new things about myself and flying to new heights as my view of myself and the world expands. And now that I am on the other side of consciousness, I can allow for wisdom to take front stage in my actions moving forward. I am extremely prepared to take on bigger roles, spend more time focus on my dreams, and spend more moments centered and at peace with myself and others. I am ready in every way to grow in all ways that the universe allows me to in this moment.

My goals for next week are to write down and be fully present with my steps moving forward for this season, this year and beyond. I want to take every opportunity for growth, big and small, and use all moments as a time for self-exploration, self-assurance, and self-reliance.

I AM A SACRED WOMAN. WATCH ME WIN. HEAR ME ROAR. SEE ME SOAR.

“There is a love, That is shining for you. Coming in to make you whole. It’s
shining for you, coming in to make you whole.” – India.Arie

This week was COLD! Literally more than figuratively. The weather in Philadelphia was as low as 11 degrees this week. It seems like Winter came right when it was suppose to…we are feeling it! But I must say I’m feeling warm and fuzzy in my little corner of the universe.

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“In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength.” (Isaiah 30:15)

I really enjoyed the time I spent this week, just spending time with loved ones and having that good ole’ quality ME TIME I so desperately need. I got a massage this week, gave my nails, hair and body some TLC and spent NYE right where I belong…on my yoga mat in child’s pose, praying and thanking God for another year of life.

I debated going out but decided I was going to spend that ‘special’ moment by myself this time. It seems like the older I get, certain moments feel less special or unique. I’m realizing that your life moments are more defined by you than by others. Either way, I am super excited for 2018 and can’t wait to grow and blossom and evolve these next 12 months. I feel like this is just going to be a very special year of taking care of certain things…myself being the number one thing on that list.

 

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This week I reflected on this past year. I worked on writing pieces for what seemed like hours, never at any moment getting tired, or bored. I took a bath, and talked to myself about everything that’s causing me some once of pain right now. It was so freeing. I found myself asking questions to imaginary people in my head, waiting for their imaginary answers and finding the answers on my own. Sometimes thats how life goes. You have to find the answers on your own.

This week ended with a snow day that kept me in house, filled my mind with sheets of cleanliness and reminded me that life needs to slow down sometimes so we can monitor our breathing and feel our heartbeats.

My goals for this next week include, reading and writing everyday, not complaining about the cold when I’m out in it, but instead just enjoying the beauty of nature, continuing to wake up early and getting to work right away, and replacing every negative thought in my head with a positive one.

I AM A SACRED WOMAN. WATCH ME WIN. HEAR ME ROAR. SEE ME SOAR.

The 12th book I’m reading, reviewing and resourcing this year is The China Study by T. Colin Campbell and Thomas Campbell II. Watch my review of the text below. To see a full list of the 17 books I’m reading in 2017, click here.

Link to The China Study Book Review on YouTube: https://youtu.be/FiE8LUMiTwA

“The China Study” by T. Colin Campbell and Thomas Campbell II. This book is a 2005 study on the effect of eating habits on overall health. The book looks at populations in China as a model of human ecology.

Purchase book here: https://www.amazon.com/China-Study-Comprehensive-Nutrition-Implications/dp/1932100660/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1512411837&sr=8-2&keywords=the+china+study

Originally published: 2005 | Author: T. Colin Campbell and Thomas Campbell II
Original language: English | Genres: Nutrition


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The 11th book I’m reading, reviewing and resourcing this year is Lean In For Graduates by Sheryl Sandberg. Watch my review of the text below. To see a full list of the 17 books I’m reading in 2017, click here.

Link to my LEAN IN FOR GRADUATES Book Review on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/3X6xzuqHylA

“Lean In for Graduates: With New Chapters by Experts, Including Find Your First Job, Negotiate Your Salary, and Own Who You Are” by Sheryl Sandberg. The book is a 2014 autobiography through a feminist lens about leadership in the workplace, and how to find mental and emotional success in womanhood.

Purchase book here: https://www.amazon.com/Lean-Graduates…

Originally published: 2014 | Author: Sheryl Sandberg

Original language: English | Genres: Autobiography, Biography


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On Monday night, I did my weekly segment on Philadelphia’s 96.1 FM/ 900 AM W.U.R.D. show The Lounge. I talked to listeners about vitality and ways to increase yours. Vitality, is the state of being active, the power that continues to give life to all living things. Vitality, looks different at different stages of your life, so I talked about each stage and what Young Adults, Middle-Age Adults, and Elders can do to stay feeling active and alive.  Listen Below and Share!

SARAHN SAYS SEGMENT (0:47-17:49)

Click here to be directed to this week’s segment on SoundCloud.

Check out my segment LIVE on Mondays 6pm PST/9pm EST on Facebook here: 900AM WURD to hear me give insight on keeping your mind, body and soul right for your life. You can also listen to The Lounge at the same time here: http://www.mainstreamnetwork.com/listen/player.asp?station=wurd-am

To find out more about W.U.R.D. and Black Talk Media click here: http://wurdradio.com.