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The Bottom Line

While not all companies have the space, time or monetary resources, to institute an all-inclusive wellness program, there are plenty of ways to get a wellness program started, even in a small company. In the end, wellness programs are shown to actually save companies money, boost morale and raise productivity. Every company, both large and small can stand to have revenue saved, morale boosted and productivity raised. In the end, it is a win-win situation.

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If you do nothing, it’s a matter of “when” not “if” a crisis situation will arise.  Healthcare issues did not develop overnight, nor will they go away overnight.  My TCOY Wellness Warrior Training develops the mindset and lifestyle of a champion. 

Battles and challenges are inevitable in life; how you deal with them is what makes all the difference.  Stress isn’t bad.  Change isn’t bad.  Both are opportunities for growth. If nothing changes, nothing changes.  Allow me to train the warrior within you.

The greatest gift you can give yourself and others is to Take Care of You!  If you don’t take care of your body, where will you live?

Become a TCOY Warrior!  Contact me regarding my training programs and speaking engagements.  Coach Lucy

 

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The Present (a very special gift)

When we fail to value the present moment, we fail to value life. If you take care of the moments, the hours and days will take care of themselves.

Last month, we took to the streets of KC for my 5th Annual FREE HUG DAY.  We captured some great pictures for the 2014 video.    I hope you enjoy it and will share with others!  ~ Cyber hugs ~ Coach Lucy

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THE GIFT by Leo Babauta (Zen Habits)

Three people are given a magical gift by a luminous, kindhearted fairy.

The gift is that for just one hour, they get to experience magic and wonders. This limited time is filled with visual delights, food of the utmost deliciousness, amazing people with incredible talents, and love.

The first person is a great man, and while he’s grateful for the gift, he has lots to do and so regrettably has to spend a lot of it replying to emails and texts, and checking for updates in social media. He does take some pictures of the delicious food and shares it on social media, though he doesn’t pay attention to the taste.

The second person is a bit of procrastinator (OK, let’s be honest: a big procrastinator), and while she really wants to use this gift wisely, she keeps putting it off. She spends much of the hour watching videos the first guy posts online of the magical world, but she doesn’t go out and experience it herself.

The third person is blown away by this gift. What an incredible opportunity! She realizes she needs to make the most of it, but isn’t sure how.

So she starts by paying attention. She notices every little detail. She listens to the amazing people she meets, and tries to really see them for who they are. She tastes the food and pays close attention to every sensation as she eats, savoring the food slowly.

She then practices gratitude for every moment, every person, everything she’s given. She’s filled with happiness by every little thing in this hour.

Finally, she changes people’s lives. She uses what’s left of this dwindling hour to learn magic skills, to heal people who are struggling (including the first guy), to make things to delight the other amazing people in this magical world.

She becomes the gift for others.

The hour is over, and the first two people realize they’ve wasted the gift, and will never get it again. They’re filled with regret. The third person has no regrets, because she paid attention, was grateful, and used the magic to change lives. She used the gift to its fullest potential.

Which of those three people are you?

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Strike up a conversation…

We can live on the same road for decades and never learn the names of those we share a street address with. We can use the same corner shop every time we buy a newspaper or coffee and still have no idea about the person selling it to us.

TCOY Challenge:  I invite you to become aware: to look up, look around and really notice those you come into contact with. Strike up a conversation in the process, and learn their name. It’ll be important later on…

 
As I see it, there are no strangers, simply folks I have not yet spoke with.  Use Toby Mac’s song “SPEAK LIFE” as an inspiration!
 

Neighborhoods are changing; people connect less and look to the floor more. People are lost in their iPods, news streams, Twitter and Facebook. Throughout the day I see people waiting in lines and they don’t speak, smile or connect. There is no need – they can connect virtually with people around the world and never connect with their neighbor with whom they stand shoulder to shoulder.

 
Be the change you want to see in this world.  A smile or kind word costs nothing but could be the ray of sunshine that makes another person’s day a little better.  We all have challenges and yet when we look up and outside ourselves, opportunities are presented to be the light in a dark world. 
 
Choose to be the light and bring joy into the day…for it is in giving that we receive.   Coach Lucy

A “HAPPY” tune

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If you have not yet heard the song HAPPY by Pharrell Williams — stop what you’re doing and click on the 24 HOURS OF HAPPY website

WOW – this is AWESOME!!

Give it time to download — there will be a different person dancing to the song 24 hours straight.  I’m addicted!  Get up and dance.  You can smile along with us!  LOVE THIS SONG & THE POSITIVE ENERGY :)

Have a STELLAR DAY …be HAPPY!

Coach Lucy

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20 Ways to say “I Love You”

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Whether it be your customers, friends, family …in short, do unto others as we would want done to us. It’s truly the little thing that make a BIG difference.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

  1. Answer the phone
  2. Answer your email
  3. Be proactive
  4. Be empathetic
  5. Be transparent
  6. Do the dirty work for them
  7. Show up
  8. On time
  9. Remember their birthday
  10. Admit when you’re wrong
  11. Apologize
  12. Mean it
  13. Make it better
  14. Be available
  15. Don’t lie, ever
  16. Make them look good to their boss/spouse/family/friends
  17. Surprise them with extras from time to time
  18. Never make them look or feel dumb for asking
  19. Congratulate them for little things
  20. Give them your undivided attention when they need it

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Give Hope and Encouragement

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We had about 10-12 inches of snow dumped on us in KS yesterday. Today, I had two young entrepreneurs knock on my door and asked if I’d like my driveway shoveled. Personally, I enjoy the workout, beauty of the fresh white snow and quiet time when I shovel (even though this was tempting as it was so much snow). I declined but offered them a cup of hot cocoa. They smiled and said YES.

I opened up the garage door for them to wait for me. When they told me they’d been out for two hours and their feet were numb, I invited them in my kitchen to rest and warm up while they drank the cocoa.

As we talked further, they told me they were ready to quit after my house. NOT ONE HOUSEHOLD had taken them up on their services! I was blown away…12″ of snow and people are stuck in their houses and yet all declined.

Since I had made some homemade white chili in the crockpot yesterday, I asked if they’d like a bowl. They were thrilled and said yes. They had not eaten breakfast. Eh gads. My heart sank the more we talked. They ventured out in the cold weather to help others and make a few dollars only to be turned away on empty stomachs and left with a disheartened spirit.

They said I was the only kind person they had met this morning. Others were polite but not kind. I couldn’t understand it myself so I wanted to encourage and help them.

After they finished, I gave them some oranges for later and a hug. I also told them which direction to go that I thought they might get some business. They left with HOPE and I’m glad God guided them to me. A small thing really, but I wanted to share this story because it is so easy not to realize the impact a simple gesture can make.

Everyone is fighting a battle of some sort. When you realize this, your heart becomes more inclined to want to see beyond your own struggles. Be the light in a dark situation…HOPE is a wonderful thing.

FOUR HOURS LATER…UPDATE – The two guys just stopped back by my house to thank me.  They said “We took your advice and headed where you told us and everyone we asked said yes.  As a matter of fact, people were flagging us down asking us to come and do their house next!  Thank you so much for your help, it made all the difference.”

Life is good!  Be of good cheer and encouragement.   JJ Weeks song,  “Let them see you” comes to mind.

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Mikaela Shiffrin – GO GIRL GO!

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2014 WINTER Olympics will soon be here – I’ll be highlighting athletes in the next couple weeks. Mikaela Shiffrin’s family get first honors as they focused on the PROCESS not results and kept family as a priority. Exactly what I focus on with TCOY WELLNESS.  She’s set for life because she has an awesome foundation!

In a society that strives so much for success measured by fame, goals, money; this family demonstrates the power of normalcy, family love, maximizing opportunity, hard word and enjoy the journey.  Two ENTHUSIASTIC THUMBS UP!

THE MINDSET – Thanks Mom!

“She truly believed that the focus should be on the process of getting better and not race results,” Dwyer said. “She does that to this day. Everyone on the World Cup says they want to race like they practice, but how many actually do it? Mikaela can because she’s not thinking about trying to win. She’s thinking about getting better.”

Go Mikaela you’re a WINNER inside and out.  I was equally blessed and this is why I chose to develop my TCOY Wellness program to provide a fundamental pathway into a life well lived.  Coach Lucy

ARTICLE:  NY TIMES – Bill Pennington blog post

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