re·spect | [ri-spekt] | noun

  1. A feeling of appreciative regard; esteem
  2. The state of being regarding with honor of esteem
  3. Willingness to show consideration or appreciation

synonyms: adoration, appreciation, awe, consideration, courtesy, dignity, esteem, honor, recognition, regard, reverence, tribute, worship

Sometimes, we have regrets. Sometimes we look back and think “Wow, if I’d only known then what I know now.” The good news is, that you know now what you know NOW… Now is the present, You Are Here. Right Now you can make choices that will serve you in the very best way. This week, please make choices that only lead you to self-respect. Other people may mistake this act as selfish. Don’t try to change what others think. Know what you know.

“In the end we are all separate: our stories, no matter how similar, come to a fork and diverge. We are drawn to each other because of our similarities, but it is our differences that we must learn to respect” – anonymous

When you respect yourself, you become an unlimited being, with unlimited potential. This week, consider self-care through nutrition, exercise and rest. This week, consider how you allow yourself to be treated by other people. Reflect upon your personal guidelines and consider all your options with each situation.This week, honor yourself as a unique human. Respect who you were, and your ability to grow and change. Respect who you are, and the contributions you make to the world. Respect who you will be, and prepare, with patience, for that day.

“Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.” -Clint Eastwood

Philosophy In Action

Oprah once said that she feels being a mom is the hardest job in the world, and moms don't always get the respect they deserve. This week, show respect and gratitude for a Mom you know who works with awareness to build a strong home and foundation for her children.

Mind Games: Your Weekly Mantra

"I respect that I..."

Color Your World

The color of the month is coral blush. This color is aligned with feminine energy and increases receptivity.

Chakra Therapy

The Sanskrit word for the root chakra is Muladhara which means root support. It is upon this foundation that a strong structure is built.

Sole Training

Many people hide their feet because they feel feet are "ugly". Our feet take us everywhere we go! Respect your feet by cleaning them well (in between the toes!) and using a small scrub-brush and soap each day to clean "dirty" (and happy) summertime feet.

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