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Healthier Habits for Your Mind, Body, and Business (formerly titled Reflections of a Recovering Ugly Duckling) is published every Tuesday. Its mission is to help you overcome the obstacles or self-defeating behaviors that keep you and your business from thriving. We do this by taking a look at your daily habits to determine if they are serving your greater good.

Donna Doyon - Finding My Way - Stop Stalling

Ep117: Stop Stalling and Make a Decision

Sitting on the fence, hemming and hawing about a decision just keeps you stalled.

In this week’s episode, I cover:

  • 3 ways to make a decision
  • 3 steps to make a decision
  • 3 dangers of thinking “It’s good enough for now”

If you are stuck because you can’t decide which path to choose, just pick one, so you can start moving again.

You can always retrace your steps if you discover that path is not the best one for you.

One thing I’ve learned is that sometimes I don’t know what works or doesn’t work for me, until I give it a try.

And oftentimes, what I thought I wanted, isn’t what I wanted after all. But I couldn’t learn that without making a decision and giving that “something” a try.



Show Notes:

Insect-repelling plants: I couldn’t find copyright info/credit/link for the infographic I mentioned in the episode, so can’t share it here. Instead, here is a link to an article that lists 10 bug repelling plants. 10 Bug-Repelling Plants Your Backyard Needs

If you are on the fence about making changes in your daily routine that will support your desire to live healthier and happier, here’s a link to my Healthier Habits Foundation self-study program.

If you want to just get started, with no financial investment, download my Healthier Habits Starter Program mini-guide.


Did you know you can download this episode directly to your mobile device for listening on the go? Great times to listen include when walking/running/exercising or when driving to work or doing errands. Enjoy!


The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.
Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hyson/Soundtrack_for_the_Weary_Vol_I/Hyson_-_Drifting_Upstream

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0


Ep116: Becoming the Hero on Your Journey

An unintentional continuation of last week’s episode on Surrendering to Your Journey, this week I share the typical stages every hero goes thru on her quest for personal fulfillment.

The important thing to remember is that no one starts their hero’s journey as a hero. They all start as an ordinary human being with jobs and household chores, until their heart calls them into action.



Show Notes:

Learn more about Joseph Campbell’s take on a hero’s journey:

The podcast episodes about setting impossible goals:

Did you know you can download this episode directly to your mobile device for listening on the go? Great times to listen include when walking/running/exercising or when driving to work or doing errands. Enjoy!


The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.
Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hyson/Soundtrack_for_the_Weary_Vol_I/Hyson_-_Drifting_Upstream

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0


Ep115: Surrendering to Your Journey

If you believe you have a purpose, but find yourself wandering, not sure where you are heading, or which direction you should be heading, discover the joy and magic of simply surrendering to your journey. Trust that you are exactly where you need to be.



Oracle Cards Mentioned:

Here are the three cards that guided the content of today’s episode:

Donna Doyon - Passion
from the Archangel Oracle Cards deck by Doreen Virtue
Donna Doyon - Wandering Path
from the Sacred Traveler Oracle Cards deck by Denise Linn
Donna Doyon - Love Matters
from the Nature’s Whispers Oracle Cards deck by Angela Hartfield and Josephine Wall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This crystal energizes today’s topic:

Donna Doyon - Chevron Amethyst
from the Lavish Earth Crystal Affirmation deck by Amy Woodson

And this card inspired this episode!

Donna Doyon - Surrendering to the Journey
from the Sacred Traveler Oracle Cards deck by Denise Linn

Show Notes:

Here are two services I mentioned in today’s episode:

FREE card reading: If you are interested in a card reading done via video, sign up for a FREE card reading.

Walk with Me: A Holistic Fitness Experience – Click to learn about my Walk with Me membership experience.

Here is the book I mentioned:

The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller with Jay Papasan. Check it out from your local library or favorite bookseller.


Did you know you can download this episode directly to your mobile device for listening on the go? Great times to listen include when walking/running/exercising or when driving to work or doing errands. Enjoy!


The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.
Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hyson/Soundtrack_for_the_Weary_Vol_I/Hyson_-_Drifting_Upstream
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0


 

Donna Doyon - Finding My Way - Positive Affirmations

Ep114: What’s the Focus of Your Daily Affirmations?

Every day, throughout the day, you make statements to and about yourself.

Are these statements serving your growth and well being or are they keeping you in a state of negative reality?

Learn how changing your words, can change your outcome.

Now if your first thought is, “Daily affirmations are stupid. I don’t believe they can change anything about my life.”

I invite you to consider “what if…”

Remember the mindset work we’ve been doing?

A fixed mindset says “Nothing can or will change.” And if you are satisfied with your life as it is, you’re right, you don’t need to change anything.

But…

If you are not satisfied… a growth mindset invites you to become curious. To play. To experiment.

So ask yourself, “What if writing out positive daily affirmations actually works? What if by changing what I am thinking, I can change how I am feeling? What if by changing how I am feeling, I can change what I am doing? What if by changing what I am doing, I can change the direction of my life?”

That WHAT IF question is powerful!

Are you willing to give it a try? Even if you feel silly, out of your element, or even stupid for doing it?

A growth mindset says, “Sure. I’ll give it a try. You can’t win the lottery if you never buy a ticket.”

Join me in my FREE Facebook group Start Today and Continue Tomorrow and share your experience with positive daily affirmations.



Did you know you can download this episode directly to your mobile device? The image below shows you where the download arrow is on the audio player.


The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.
Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hyson/Soundtrack_for_the_Weary_Vol_I/Hyson_-_Drifting_Upstream

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0


 

Donna Doyon - Finding Peace in the quiet

Ep113: Finding Peace in the Quiet

“All I want is some peace and quiet!”

We claim to want it, but yet we don’t allow it into our lives.

In fact, most of us never even extend the invitation.

This week I talk about meditation and how it continues to help me find my way.

Join the discussion in my Facebook group: Start Today and Continue Tomorrow



Show Notes:

My book Glow: Renew Your Spirit & Release Your Inner Beauty is available on Amazon.

Glow - a collection of short, wisdom-filled stories
Glow – a collection of short, wisdom-filled stories

Karen Creamer, Metaphysical Nurse, recently shared tips on meditation on her Facebook page.

These are the cards drawn from the Magical Times Empowerment Cards by Jody Bergsma

Donna Doyon - Meditation Guides - Magical Times oracle deckJody Bergsma - Magical Times Empowerment Cards

Did you know you can download this episode directly to your mobile device so you can listen to it while you are on-the-go?


The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.
Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hyson/Soundtrack_for_the_Weary_Vol_I/Hyson_-_Drifting_Upstream
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0