Respond positively to stress

Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night and your mind begins racing with every task you need to complete?  When you try to go back to sleep, you just end up tossing and turning, and then you’re grumpy the whole next day because of the sleep you lost. This is an indication of stress and if …

Maya GraceRespond positively to stress

Dance for life!

Spectacular Salsa – Paddy & Nico – Electric Ballroom (Britain’s Got Talent) Dance for exercise, dance for fun, or dance in praise, whatever the reason, JUST DANCE! Dance has always been a part of human culture, rituals and celebrations and it is for everyone no matter age, size, race, color, or creed. Whether ballroom, tango, hip hop or ballet the benefits of dance …

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Keep Your Hopes High!

If you cannot find good companion to walk with, walk alone, like an elephant roaming the jungle.   It is better to be alone than to be with those who will hinder your progress” -Buddha No matter how hard you work, there will always be someone putting you down, devaluing your success, or even trying to destroy you. They will judge …

Maya GraceKeep Your Hopes High!

Being in the Mind, Part 1

  Have you ever wondered why and how artists get their inspiration to create masterpieces?  It’s because, even in this fast paced world where our minds are occupied most hours of the day with hundreds of minuscule thoughts, they have managed to find quiet time in their minds to really think and be, and so can you. There are five …

Maya GraceBeing in the Mind, Part 1

Developing resilience in times of crisis

   ” Resilience is a capacity as old as our origins otherwise we wouldn’t be here” – Margaret Weathley and Debora Frieze  Crisis is inevitable in life.  We all experience crises in our lives.  Crises are scary because they shake us out of our comfort zone. The thing that determines whether or not you will come out of it stronger …

Maya GraceDeveloping resilience in times of crisis

Of Mice and the Self Disciplined

By constant self discipline and self control you can develop greatness of character –    Theodore Roosevelt How do you define self discipline? Is your idea of self discipline refraining from munching on that last slice of cake because you are watching your waistline? Or is it to refrain from making a comeback when someone insults your choice of clothing and …

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Creativity is in the Eye of the Beholder – You!

Creativity makes a leap, then looks to see where it is –    Mason Cooley And then some! Why creativity Maya? You may ask. If it wasn’t for the creative spirit, I wouldn’t be able to speak to you now. It doesn’t matter if you are a professional, a virtuoso at the piano, a chef at a Michelin star or a …

Maya GraceCreativity is in the Eye of the Beholder – You!

Where there is a will, there is a way

Will is character in action – William McDougall In the words of the fabulously popular brand Nike, “Just DO it!” Yes, the capital D and O is intentional. Why? It exonerates willpower, which is the topic for today. What is it that defines your willpower? It is willpower that helps you get up at the wee hours of the day …

Maya GraceWhere there is a will, there is a way

Does your Intention Guide you?

Our intention creates our reality –  Wayne Dyer There is an extremely powerful force that exists in all of us. It can be used to nurture, destroy and create. It can be used to hurt or to achieve our goals. What is this force? It is our intentions. We use them all the time. And it is our intentions that …

Maya GraceDoes your Intention Guide you?

Does your Goal have a Vision?

It is a terrible thing to see, and have no vision –    Helen Keller Every journey starts with a goal. I, for one have taken this to heart and would never have accomplished my own goals if it wasn’t for a vision. A goal without a vision is an automobile without an accelerator or a ship without a rudder. You …

Maya GraceDoes your Goal have a Vision?