A Day in the Life of a Warrior

A Day in the Life of a Warrior

A Warrior faces every day with one goal: Be Her Best. What follows is a typical day in the life of a Warrior. Morning As the sun just starts to caress the gentle moonlight aside, a Warrior begins her day with a quiet meditation or yoga on the beach or at the foot of a mountain. She dons her running shoes and heads out for a quick mini-marathon. Afterwards, she feasts on wild berries from her orchard and heads out the door to her incredibly fulfilling, stress-free job… WAIT! Are you kidding me? We’ve all seen or read descriptions like this of some unattainable standard for the perfect life. Do you know what reality is? It’s more like a Warrior wakes up early because it’s the only time the kids or her husband aren’t needing anything. She gets in a quick workout or walk before preparing breakfast, packing lunches, and getting herself ready for work. She rushes out the door, drops the kids off at school and hopes for light traffic on the way to work. Lunch and Afternoon A Warrior’s lunchtime feast includes vegetables she harvested from her garden and lean organic fish from the freshwater stream by her home. She slows down to savor healthy nutrition, hydrates with chemical free water and then decides on some vitamin D with a brief walk outside. After her walk she revitalizes with an afternoon power nap of 10- 30 minutes… REALLY? In reality, she realizes she forgot her lunch at home. She drives to the deli down the street to grab a quick salad before her next meeting. She grabs...

Get Healthy: Change the Conversation With Yourself

You shouldn’t eat that. You should really go workout. You should be able to fit into these jeans by now. Here’s an idea: Stop “shoulding” all over yourself. We all know that negative self-talk doesn’t work. It isn’t inspiring or encouraging. Instead, negative self-talk creates a feeling of guilt, or even worse, shame. We do our best to offer positive words of encouragement to our partners, our children and our girlfriends. We can offer those same words of encouragement to ourselves. Part of getting healthy is changing the conversation with yourself. Part of changing anything begins with you. When something bad happens When we feel down or in crisis, the negative inner diatribe rears its ugliest head. We revert back to the angry words of our parents, our partners or anyone we’ve encountered who said something in a moment of frustration. Can you separate yourself from the conversation as it’s happening in your mind? Perhaps finding a quiet place where you can listen even clearer will help. Writing it down can help. As frightening as it may seem, being alone with your thoughts is one of the simplest ways of realizing that you are in control of your thoughts.   Nurture yourself When your child makes a mistake or your girlfriend reaches out to you after a bad day, what do you say to them? Are your first thoughts words of comfort? “I’m here for you.” “It’s just a mistake. We all make mistakes.” “I’m sorry you’ve had a bad day. The good news is that you can start again tomorrow.” Our natural instinct is to comfort and nurture...

Four Elements of the Modern Day Warrior

Every personality and body type on this planet is different. Part of knowing yourself is understanding what soothes versus what irritates. Some things just feel right where others feels uncomfortable. Not everyone is the same. Are you a homebody? Are you so driven by wanderlust that you can’t stay in one place for very long? Are you even keeled? Are you driven and passionate and cannot be stopped? These are all elements of the Modern Day Warrior. Not one is better than the other. Knowing which one fits you, however, will help you to make better choices for a happier you. Fire A fire person is, not surprisingly, “on fire” with ideas, driven, dynamic, impulsive and charismatic. Their passion and commitment to their life’s mission burns so brightly that no one can stop them. They’re positive and active go-getters who never let anything get them down for long. Earth Being grounded is the earth’s personality. She nests and feels very comfortable in one place – her home, her job, and her relationships. She sets achievable goals that she knows she can reach in her own methodical and disciplined way. Wind A wind person moves with the wind. Quite the opposite from an “earth”, a wind is able to focus on many things at once. Seeing the big picture and naturally a free thinker, this personality will follow the beat of their own drum. Water Water goes with the flow. She feels things very deeply and trusts her intuitive feelings. A water person has a general idea of her path but is malleable enough to change course, if need be....

Are You a Warrior?

The traditional connotation of the word “warrior” brings to mind a fighter or someone who specializes in a form of combat. When we think of a female warrior, our thoughts conjure a picture of strong, Amazonian women who could hold their own in a battle as well as or better than their male counterparts. At Warrior Elements, we celebrate the lifestyle of the modern day warrior. Body strength may not always be necessary in the battles we face daily. In order to win the war, we must also have inner strength – body, mind and spirit. Let us define the powers of the Modern Day Warrior. Discipline Gaining strength in any sense comes from discipline. Goals can only be accomplished with daily steps toward that goal. Discipline is a practice in smaller targets. Some days are better than others. Sometimes you may not hit the target for that day. Can you keep going anyway? Are you motivated and determined enough to allow yourself a day of “almost” and push further again tomorrow? Confidence You’ve probably heard this before but only YOU can know YOU. You know what feels right to you. You know when enough is enough or when you can push yourself. You know what goals you want to reach. What you have to remember, however, is not everyone is going to agree with the decisions you make for yourself. Some may balk at your diet choices or your decision to get to bed early. Some may even project their own mixed feelings about themselves onto you. A warrior has the confidence to stand true to herself, her goals,...