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Now What? Let Serene Help You Achieve Your Fullest Potential

I am one of those people who believes I am capable of many things, but I can be a little ‘all over the place.’  Lately, I have been asking myself what is next for me- professionally, spiritually, and emotionally. In trying to sort through all my feelings and the confusion around my goals, I got an email from my friend Serene Hebert.  Just in time to catch me before I fell, she reminded me that self-doubt and goal setting do not go hand in hand.  She said, “If you are watching others achieve their goals and wondering when it will be your turn, it’s time to take the wheel.” I knew right away that I needed more of Serene in my life!

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I am one of those believers in affirmations; I have the Gratitude App to inspire and guide me daily.  I also turn to places like YouTube for tutorials and ideas.  These are all great, but they are things that I pop in and out of, and my confusion continues to cycle every few months. 

Serene gave me some tools to get started on my journey of figuring out what is next.  Some were easier than others:

  1. Surround Yourself With Go-Getters (it will rub off)
  2. Focus every day on your goals, work a little bit every day to build the confidence to take the steps head-on. 
  3. Practice Gratitude.
  4. Make a decision, just do it!  One way or another and move on.
  5. Prepare to work harder than you have ever worked before because nothing comes easily or quickly.

Serene is a High Performance and Motivational Coach with tools to help you and literally HOLD YOUR HAND through the entire process.  She won’t let you lose sight of where you want to be.  Sometimes we need that kind of accountability.  Similar to my personal trainer, Serene is there to ask the tough questions like, “What have you done lately to achieve your goals?” 

In addition to the free tips she offers in her Facebook group, you can join her “Banish Limiting Beliefs™ workshop now for $27!

The workshop includes:

✅ 5 digestible, impactful core video trainings to banish limiting beliefs
✅ 2 self-assessments to benchmark and measure your progress
✅ A 7-day personal mindset pivot challenge that works!
✅ A custom-tailored workbook to help you apply the concepts to your own life immediately
✅ Audio training option for on-the-go learning

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For now, my goals are mostly professional, but goals can be mental and spiritual too!  For a fraction of what I pay my personal trainer, Serene helps me be a better me. I am hopeful that in my journey of self-discovery she can motivate me to stay on my path by staying on hers. 

Learn more about High-Performance Life Hacks and Life Coaching from Serene by joining her closed Facebook Group today!!

Your Chick,

Rina

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Sonia’s At-Home Workout Essentials During #Quarantine

During this time of quarantine, a lot of people have put their fitness and health as a top priority. I’ve been using my at-home gym and have realized there are some staple products that I absolutely can’t do without. Aside from usual pieces of machinery like elliptical machines, treadmills, and stationary bikes, there are additional items that make for a good start to in-home workouts. Here are my few of my top picks.

Yoga mat: HeathYoga

In my opinion, not all yoga mats are created equal. The price points can be anywhere from $20 to $200. I’ve owned my HeathYoga mat for years and it has served me well. With a price point of $36, you can’t go wrong! Yoga mats allow you to do so much more with it than just yoga. You can do any core, leg, arm work or stretch on this.

Yoga Mat

Dumbell set: Balance Form

Depending on how advanced you are in your exercises there is an array of weights you can get on organized racks. Many of them can be delivered right to your front door, here is the rack that I currently own.  I’ve since added a few heavier weights that can be purchased individually as you build up your muscle strength. (Unfortunately these are sold out, I will keep an eye out for a restock when it happens.)

Work Out Clothes

Fabletics not only has cute styles but excellent support at affordable prices- two leggings for $24, such a great deal! I am all about high-waisted pants. Fabletics has some very cute high-waisted styles that give you the tuck you need and the slim you crave.

Hypervolt: Massage Device

I am obsessed with my hypervolt. This post-workout tool acts as a deep tissue massage and helps alleviate muscle pain and stiffness through quick and rapid vibrations.  Unfortunately, this does come at a hefty price tag ($350), so I have a more affordable massage alternative for you, keep reading.

Foam Roller: TriggerPoint

This is another affordable way to roll out muscles and ease stiffness in the body. I keep this one in my bedroom and use it twice a week to roll out my back and legs.

Foam Roller

CBD : CYTO CBD

There is a multitude of ways to engage in recovery post-workout. CBD is a natural way to alleviate sleep issues, anxiety, and pain. I have been using CYTOCBD for months and have found many benefits in pain recovery. As one of the only CBD companies to offer a product with ZERO THC, I recommend using the 1500mg Full Spectrum tincture sublingually at the same time every day for one week to see how it works for you.

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What tools do you have at home that you can’t live without? Comment below!

Your Chick,

Sonia

Quarantine Crafts You Can Do Right Now!

Oh boy, in trying to literally keep up with an actual school curriculum I have managed to include; Music- Piano Practice // PE- Playing Outside // Technology – IPads // Language Arts, Math and more, but one subject was a little left behind, ART!

So here are some free and low-cost ways to keep your kid’s creativity flowing during this extended time at home when they do actually need to get some work done.

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LOW-COST IDEAS FROM AMAZON

$7 Keychain Maker | $17 Sprinkle Art

I have two daughters ages 8 and 9 and they are super crafty, they loved these recommendations and hopefully, your minis will too!

Quarantine Craft Ideas

I hope that these were some fresh new ideas for some of you! My girls had never done paper mache!

Your Chick,

Rina

5 Things You Can Do To Survive Quarantine with the Family

I just had a chat with a neighbor whose children are in high school and she mentioned that it’s the elementary age kids that are the most challenging in the time of quarantine.  They can’t be left alone, they are not usually super helpful or understanding, in most cases. In looking ahead, here a few ideas I have for juggling your life with little ones. I work from home, so multi-tasking is about to hit a new level.  My job is very important and non-negotiable. For the in-between moments, I’m gearing up for some together-ness and wanted to share a few ideas on how to pass the time.
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Get Fit

I won’t be going to the gym the way I normally do, so I am planning on some YouTube workouts that we can do together.  Family Time- Done! Workout – Done! It’s a win-win. The game “Just Dance (try it for free here)” also counts for a pretty decent workout, in my opinion, and it is so much fun!

Get Educated

Sonia and I are big on TedTalks (so many of which are kid-friendly) and can be easily accessed on YouTube.  This serves as a quick easy way to learn and engage in fruitful conversations with the littles. Additionally, I have shared my love of Masterclass on the blog.  I would highly recommend the episode with Disney’s CEO, Bob Iger, and it was just as fascinating for the kids as it was for me.  I am always amazed and how much I can share with the kids (mine are aged 9 & 8).  Have you checked out TIME for kids yet?  Get on it, it’s a great way to share current events with your kids and learn at the same time.

Get Organized

While I am working, I have requested the kids to start making their way through their spaces in the house.  Bedside drawers, craft cabinets, and toy corners all need attention. I have encouraged them to make a pile for things they are ready to donate and organize what is left.  They love re-discovering things that they forgot about and by doing this they also take a little ownership in knowing what they have. As of this post, I have two bag fulls of toys and clothing ready for drop off at our local IRC office, all set aside by Maya and Veera. Not too long ago I shared tips for organizing your closet, you can see it here.

Closet Clean Up

Get Culinary

Teaching my kids how to crack an egg, toast a bagel, and make a sandwich has been on my list of things to do. To be honest it has just been easier for me NOT to teach them- less mess, less risk.  Preparing meals together is not only fun, but it’s something they were eager to learn.  We discussed measurements, temperatures, etc. in a way I never had with them before.

Get Scheduled

I sat down with my girls and negotiated things that we each individually need to do each day as well as want to do. Although I will be working my regular schedule remotely (30 hours/week), I plan to use morning and night hours to catch up.  I HIGHLY recommend maintaining a regular sleep schedule for your sanity. Creating something that they can see, I think, is helpful for everyone involved.  I still need to work and so do they, so creating a schedule together can be helpful.

Remember to maintain a sense of humor and things light-hearted around the house, you will get what you give. If all else fails, there is TV and tequila!

I hope you are all well and healthy.  Stay positive and make the most of TIME, it’s our most precious commodity.

Your Chick,
Rina