Clarity Holistic Health

A Mindful Approach to Healthy Living

Daily Clarity and Calm


March 2021

March 1, 2021


Quote For The Day


"Nature alone heals."


- Florence Nightingale


Thought For The Day


Remember your individual soul essence.

You are unique and special - unlike anyone on this planet.


Reflective Questions


What special gifts and talents do you have to share with the world?


Is there someone in the world that you could help by sharing your time and talents?


March 2, 2021


Quote For The Day


“Your beliefs become your thoughts,

Your thoughts become your words,

Your words become your actions,

Your actions become your habits,

Your habits become your values,

Your values become your destiny.”


- Gandhi


Thought For The Day


Our behavior is heavily impacted by our day to day surroundings.


Reflective Questions


Who are the people you spend the most time with?


How do their actions, words, and habits impact your actions, words, and habits?


March 3, 2021


Quote For The Day


“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.”


- Aristotle, 

The Philosophy of Aristotle


Thoughts For The Day


Notice your energy levels throughout the day.

Notice what positively and negatively impacts your energy level.

Make a mental note or journal your observations.


Reflective Questions


Do I have "mindless" mind chatter that negatively impacts my day?


What can I do differently to bring more calm into my life on a daily basis?


March 4, 2021


Quote For The Day


"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly

but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty."


- Maya Angelou


Thoughts For The Day


Notice what brings you joy, laughter, and love.

Perhaps it is a pet, a beautiful piece of art, or time with family.

In gratitude, give priority to your self-care.

Jot down your reflections and hang it on your bathroom mirror or other area where you will see it daily.


Reflective Question


What changes can I make to improve the quality of my life?

March 5, 2021


Quote For The Day


"I have found my greatest

moments of joy and peace

just sitting in silence,

and then I take that joy and peace

with me out into the world."


- Holly Mosier


Thoughts For The Day


Notice what brings you peace, calm, and clarity.

Take time to journal about it and/or draw about it.

If you haven't started a journal for 2021, consider starting today.

Journals are a great way to capture the patterns of our emotions, thoughts, and actions.

Get to know "you" better.


Reflective Question


Is there a place that brings you peace, calm, and clarity?


March 6, 2021


Quote For The Day


"When you arise in the morning,

think on what a precious privilege it is

to live - to breathe - to think - to enjoy - to love!"


- Marcus Aurelius


Thoughts For The Day


Take a moment of silence today.

Find a quiet spot where you will not be interrupted for a few minutes.

Gently close your eyes and focus in on your breath.

Breathe in - Breathe out.

For these few minutes, let go of the mind chatter.

Give yourself compassionate permission to "let go" for this mini break.

Focus only on the breath.

If your mind wanders, simply notice that and come back to the awareness of your breath.

This is your time to slow down - to rest - to get in touch with you.


Namaste


Reflective Questions


What is something you feel grateful to have?


Who is someone you are grateful for?


March 7, 2021


Quote For The Day


“Letting go doesn't mean that you don't care about someone anymore.
It's just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.”


― Deborah Reber


Thoughts For The Day


Let go of fear.

Experience the new day with fresh eyes.

Be alert. 

Notice the little things.


Reflective Questions


How can you practice "letting go"?


Are there relationship boundaries in your life that need to be changed?

March 8, 2021


Quote For The Day


“When you are inspired by some great purpose,

some extraordinary project,

all your thoughts break their bonds; 

your mind transcends limitations;

your conscious expands in every direction;

and you find yourself in a great, new and wonderful world.” 


- Patanjali


Thoughts For The Day


Summon the courage from deep within

to move forward in the direction of your greatest desire.


Reflective Question


What does courage mean to me?


March 9, 2021


Quote For The Day


“We have to dare to be ourselves, 

however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.”


― May Sarton


Thoughts For The Day


You hold the key to your freedom.

Self-care means learning to love yourself and taking care of yourself.


Reflective Question


What have you learned about yourself during key turning points in your life?


March 10, 2021


Quote For The Day


“Sometimes celebrating, enjoying, and laughing seem almost inappropriate in a world as broken as ours. We look around and see panic on the faces of everyone we see. Tragedies become ordinary. How, in good conscience, can we laugh and celebrate and eat pizza? I believe we must celebrate - because celebration is one of the most effective weapons we have against the darkness of our day. The real grief of the state of our world is the pervasive fear that settles in our hearts.”


― Sally Clarkson


Thoughts For The Day


Celebrate all that is good.

Celebrate your growth and your accomplishments.

Celebrate you.


Reflective Question


Do I make time to celebrate the little things in life?


March 11, 2021


Quote For The Day


“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”


― Rumi


Thoughts For The Day


Think healings thoughts - today and each day you live.

We can learn from the patterns of our thoughts.

Send positive and healing thoughts and energy from your heart to all areas of your body.


Reflective Questions


What are the positive healing thoughts you have for yourself today?


What areas do you want to see change and improvement in?


Where do you feel the most fear and apprehension in your body?


Can you commit to sending positive healing energy to these areas of your body?

March 12, 2021


Quote For The Day


“We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection.


Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them – we can only love others as much as we love ourselves.


Shame, blame, disrespect, betrayal, and the withholding of affection damage the roots from which love grows. Love can only survive these injuries if they are acknowledged, healed and rare.”


― Brené Brown


Thoughts For The Day


Let go of blame.

Let go of shame.

Identify problems - focus on solutions.


Reflective Questions


How can you let go of blame and shame towards self and others?


How can you focus more on solutions rather than problems?


Friendly Reminder


Journaling is a great way to "catch" our emotional and behavioral patterns.

If you haven't started a journal this year, any day is a great time to start!

Short or long - capture the key points that will help you identify patterns and solutions.


March 13, 2021


Quote For The Day


“All you need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.”


― Charles M. Schulz


March 14, 2021


Quote For The Day


“The biggest wall you have to climb is the one you build in your mind: Never let your mind talk you out of your dreams, trick you into giving up. Never let your mind become the greatest obstacle to success. To get your mind on the right track, the rest will follow.”


― Roy T. Bennett

March 15, 20212


Quote For The Day


“Most people don't grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging.”


― Maya Angelou


Reflective Questions


What does the word "maturity" mean to you?


How has the definition of this word changed for you, over time?


March 16, 2021


Sincerity

by Lao Tzu


Speak few words, but say them with quietude and sincerity,

and they will be long lasting,

for a raging wind cannot blow all morning,

nor a sudden rainstorm last throughout the day.


Why is this so?

Because it is the nature of the sky and the earth to be frugal.

Even human beings cannot alter this nature

without suffering the consequences.


When we sincerely follow the ethical path,

we become one with it.

When we become one with the ethical path, it embraces us.


When we completely lose our way, we become one with loss.

When we become one with loss, loss embraces us.


When we sincerely follow the Great Integrity,

we become one with it.

When we are one with the Great Integrity, it embraces us.


But when nothing is done sincerely,

no-thing and no one embraces us.



Reflective Questions


Have you ever lost your way in life?


What did you do about it?


What do the words sincerity, integrity, and loss mean to you?


How does your experiences with loss, impact your life today?


March 17, 2021


Quote For The Day


"A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere

and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles."


- Christopher Reeve


Reflective Questions


What is the biggest obstacle in your life?


What can you do about it?



March 18, 2021


Quote For The Day


"Saying 'yes' to one thing means saying 'no' to another.

That's why decisions can be hard sometimes. "


- Sean Covey


Thought For The Day


Learn the art of saying no.

Don't make excuses.

Simply decline.


Reflective Questions


Do you feel guilty when you tell someone "no"?


How can you work on being more comfortable setting healthy boundaries?

March 19, 2021


Quote For The Day


“I alone cannot change the world,
but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”


― Mother Teresa


Reflective Questions


If you were to write a motto for your life, what would it be?


If you were to make a commitment to change one thing in your life
that would make it easier for you to achieve your life purpose, what would it be?


March 20, 2021


Quote For The Day


“You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought,
'I release the need for this in my life'.”


― Wayne Dyer


Reflective Questions


What unhealthy habit can you leave behind?


How would your life be different if you let go of at least one unhealthy habit?


March 21, 2021


Quote For The Day


"You may not control all the events that happen to you,
but you can decide not to be reduced by them."


-  Maya Angelou


Reflective Questions


What does it mean to be able to trust another person?


What does it mean to be able to trust yourself?


March 22, 2021


Quote For The Day


"Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious

as to have friends at a distance;

they make the latitudes and longitudes."


- Henry David Thoreau


Reflective Questions


What are admirable qualities of a good friend?


What positive qualities do you bring to friendships?


March 23, 2021


Quote For The Day


"When we are no longer able to change a situation - 

we are challenged to change ourselves."


- Viktor E. Frankl

Thought For The Day

While there are many situations that you have no control over,

you do have control of your own actions, decisions, and choices.


Reflective Question


What things in your life are you able to control?



March 24, 2021


Quote For The Day


"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.
Without them humanity cannot survive."


- Dalai Lama


Reflective Question


How can you show more love and compassion in the world today?



March 25, 2021


Quote For The Day


"Life is like riding a bicycle.

To keep your balance, you must keep moving."


- Albert Einstein


Reflective Questions


What challenge are you facing this week?


How can you approach the challenge in a positive way?



March 26, 2021


Quote For The Day


"The most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don't have any."


- Alice Walker


Reflective Questions


What does the term "personal power" mean to you?


Do you feel "in control" of your life?



March 27, 2021


Quote For The Day


"Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life."


- Wayne Dyer


Reflective Questions


Do you feel joy in your day to day life?


If you don't, what can you do to begin making changes?



March 28, 2021


Quote For The Day


"You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind."


-  Joyce Meyer

Reflective Questions

Are you a positive person?

Who were role models of positivity in your life when you were young?



March 29, 2021

Quote For The Day


"I always like to look on the optimistic side of life,

but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter."


- Walt Disney

Reflective Question


Are you generally an optimistic or pessimistic individual?



Friendly Monday Journal Reminder


It's never too late to start journaling key thoughts to help you process challenges and also celebrate obstacles you have overcome.  Each day we include reflective questions to help you explore areas of your life that may need changing, but also to celebrate the "now".  Being mindful of the positives that come with each day can sometimes be difficult if you are dealing with any multitude of challenges.  Take time to pause, notice, and focus on the good that comes your way.  It helps to strengthen us for those times that truly test our limits.



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March 30, 2021


Quote For The Day


"Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms
and refusing to abide by the judgments of others."


― Oprah Winfrey


Reflection Questions


Do you feel judged by others?


How does this judgment impact your life?


How can you detach from harsh criticism and judgment?



March 31, 2021


Quote For The Day


“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”


― Rumi


Reflective Questions


What loss have you experienced in the past twelve months?


What did you learn from your loss?



As March comes to a close, we prepare for a new month.  Spring is blooming new flowers and leaves in many places.  May you find a few moments in each and every single day to stop and notice the changes around you and also within you.  You are not the same as yesterday.  Tomorrow is a new day that holds new opportunities to explore, discover, and create.  May it bring new wonders to your eyes, ears, and heart.