Ask4Recovery – 3/15/14 – Start SPARKING today & Video Q&A with Anna Goldstein, NYU Certified Life Coach

Hello my Ask4Recovery family,

Happy Saturday!

As a reminder, if you have not done so already, start SPARKING with me! I SPARK for my recovery and to meditate each day. The movement is growing and I would be honored to have you part of this community. I will be incorporating what I do with Ask4Recovery plus much more!

Begin here: http://www.sparkite.com/start-sparking/

Some more exciting news today! Check out the interview I held with Anna Goldstein, an NYU Certified Life Coach. She empowers individuals and professionals to eliminate obstacles, gain clarity, set goals and holds you accountable to achieve your desires. We discuss what life coaching means, how to tap into your purpose and passion, and some advice for those looking for that perception shift. You don’t want to miss it!

In addition, we will be hosting a conference call tomorrow, Sunday, March 16th, at 8PM EST. Dial in details are below. Here, you can ask Anna questions on life coaching, empowerment, overcoming obstacles, and whatever else is on your mind. She is a talented woman and great resource! I am honored to have her in this Video Q&A.

Conference Call with Anna Goldstein
Sunday, March 16th
Dial-In Number: 1-857-232-0159
Conference Code: 329250

If you are interested in speaking with Anna directly, you can email her at anna@selfinthecity.com and make sure to check out her website at http://www.selfinthecity.com.

Sending love,

Lauren

Moving Ask4Recovery into SPARKITE…please fill out survey and join SPARKITE with me!

Hello my lovely Ask4Recovery family,

I hope your week is off to a good start!

As many of you know, I started a company called SPARKITE where I help to hold people accountable to their goals, dreams, visions, etc. This is a FREE service for now and the response has been incredibly inspiring. People are SPARKING in 5 continents, 19 countries, and 30 states. The movement is growing. 

With this being said, I wanted to invite each of you to begin your journey with SPARKITE. Ask4Recovery has been an incredible tool, outlet, blog, and resource for me and I have had so much joy writing the daily ‘Ask’ and watching it grow. My time and effort now is spent building out SPARKITE and I want each of you to benefit from the work I have been doing there.

Over the next week, I am going to end Ask4Recovery and ask that you all join SPARKITE.

Please fill out the survey below to begin your SPARKITE journey and join the community. If you do not wish to SPARK anything and would just like to get the emails, write ‘NO SPARK.’ In the Accountability emails you receive, I include a daily blog post so you will still be getting a good amount of advice and insight.

www.sparkite.com/start-sparking/

You each are so special and wonderful and I am looking forward to being on the SPARKITE journey of accountability with you. I SPARK everyday for my recovery and staying in the moment. Others are SPARKING everything from staying accountable to exercise, their food plan, their career, building their business, staying sober and the list goes on.

Join the many others that are tapping into that power within and living the life they desire!

Sending love,
Lauren

AskRecovery – 3/4/14 – Do you forget to trust?

Hello friends!

I sometimes forget to trust. I take my will and my way back and lose sight that the best is yet to come. That everything is going to be okay. In those moments I am living fear based. I am out of touch with reality and stuck in my head. Being stuck in my head can be a dangerous place. My disease lies there and can come in and distort my way of thinking, my consciousness, and lead me back into old thought patterns. It is a matter of breaking the thoughts down now. Trusting the process and trusting myself. I do this with the support and help of others. By being part of a community. Ask4Recovery & SPARKITE are communities that are growing by the day. They are dreams of mine and I trust in them, like I trust and believe in each of you.

Today’s Affirmations

I trust that the best is yet to come.

I choose to lead with my heart.

I will not give up on my dreams.

Sending love,

Lauren

Ask4Recovery – 3/2/14 – Tapping into our Purpose

Hello friends!

I was put here for a purpose. Where exactly that purpose will take me continues to unfold. I know my purpose is to do what makes me feel good, inspired, happy, and alive. That is being loving, compassionate, selfless, and helpful. The people, places, and things that have been put in my life and that will continue to be put in my life are allowing for this purpose to manifest in greater intensity. I know that I must take all of this one day, one moment, one SPARK at a time. I have a predisposition to future trip and get caught in my thinking. I have to learn to work with my mind. It is my most powerful tool and also what I must learn to master. So I continue not to give up. I start over. Again and again.  

Today’s Affirmations

I have a destiny to fulfill.

I can choose to create any moment I choose.

I don’t give up. I start over.

 Sending love,

Lauren

P.S. Make sure to check out SPARKITE (www.sparkite.com). There are now people SPARKING in 29 states, 17 countries, and 5 continents. The community of empowerment is growing and I would love to have you be a part of it. There is a lot of goodness coming through SPARKITE. You don’t want to miss out on it!

Ask4Recovery – 2/27/14 – Fear and worry?

Hello friends! Today’s ‘Ask’…

Fear and worry?

Do you notice what fear and worry do to you? How it makes your body feel? Where do you feel these emotions? I choose to stay mindful and present and with this awareness I feel these uncomfortable feelings. Certainty is more pleasant for me. It is easier for me to deal with. Yet, all I have is this present moment. Right here and right now. And I have the certainty that in this moment I have all that I need directly inside of me. I know that I can accomplish and do anything I set my mind to. My dreams and aspirations can become a reality if I choose to make it one. And I am choosing to make it one for today.

Today’s Affirmations

I will not worry.

I choose to practice mindfulness.

I am at peace with myself.

Sending love,Lauren

Ask4Recovery – Check out my interview with a Dietitian and Intuitive Eating Counselor! Lots of insight here!

Hello Ask4Recovery family!

I am very excited to be sharing this video Q&A session with Jenna Hollenstein, a writer, Registered Dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor with each of you. She has a private practice in New York City and has generously shared her time and insights with each of you. Make sure to check out the video where we discuss what it means to actually listen to our bodies, stop eating when we are full, letting go of using food to numb out and disconnect, and much more! It’s informal, insightful, and fun! You don’t want to miss it.

In addition, we will be hosting a conference call on Wednesday, February 26 at 8PM EST. Dial in details are below. Here you can ask Jenna your questions about food, nutrition, intuitive eating etc. She is a valuable resource and I am so happy to have the honor of spreading her message and light with each of you.

Conference call with Jenna Hollenstein MS RD
Wednesday, February 26th @ 8PM EST
Dial-in Number: 1-857-232-0159
Conference Code: 329250

If you are interested in speaking with Jenna in greater details, she is giving a complimentary 30 minute session to anyone interested. This can be over Skype as well. She can be reached directly at jenna@eat2love.com. You can also check out her website http://www.eat2love.com.

Sending love,

Lauren

Ask4Recovery – 2/23/14 – It all starts with a thought

Hello friends!

All of our goals, dreams, and aspirations start with a thought. They have to start from somewhere. A solid foundation is necessary to get to where we want to be. A tall building starts from a pile of dirt or a pile of rocks. It doesn’t just appear. This is the same for our goals and dreams. Sometimes we have to let people into our lives to get the help we need in achieving what we want to. This is a sign of strength, not weakness. We have the power and ability to live the life we choose for ourselves. Today my thoughts will be positive and focused on how to continue being the best version of myself.

As many of you know, I started a company SPARKITE where users SPARK what they want to be held accountable to and I help to hold them accountable. There are people SPARKING in 25 states, 14 countries, and 5 continents. Many of you have not begun the journey so I wanted to offer this service to each of you. Begin here if it aligns with you: www.sparkite.com/start-sparking/

There are some special treats in the pipeline for my SPARKERS starting with a video Q&A with a writer and Registered Dietitian. This is exclusive to my SPARKERS and will be in their inbox tomorrow. This is just the start of many more treats to come for this growing community!

Today’s Affirmations

I let go of fear today.

I am a vessel of love and compassion.

I accept myself exactly as I am.

Sending love,

Lauren

Ask4Recovery – 2/22/14 – The gift of us

Hello friends!

We are each the greatest gift that will ever happen to us. We are unique. We are strong. And we are powerful. No one can take that away from us. We must learn to appreciate the people we are. To love the people we are. All too often, we can look for validation from others, from everything external. I do not want to feel dependent on others to make me feel good or bring me happiness. All that I have and need is directly inside of me. In infinite degrees. Our past shapes the person we are today. There is no need to beat ourselves up or live in a cycle of guilt and shame. We set the course of action for our lives.

Today’s Affirmations

I have a right to be myself.

I have a right to feel good.

I have a right to say no.

Sending love,

Lauren

 

P.S. Make sure to check out SPARKITE and begin SPARKING. The community is growing and I’d love to have you on board. SPARK whatever your heart desires. Create a life of your own design. Begin here: http://www.sparkite.com/start-sparking/

Ask4Recovery – 2/21/14 – Daily flow of problems and solutions

Hello friends!

Problems arise on a daily basis. We can also look at them as opportunities. As opportunities to grow and to look for a solution. We are not meant to stay in the problem. We resolve them and find a solution. I know there are times where I can stew in the problem. It’s that comfort in the discomfort mindset that ultimately leads me to feeling negative. I have a choice to stay in that mindset or not. And I choose not to. I stay focused and in the solution. The solution is where the answers are and where I can move forward and live the life I was put here to live. There is a daily flow of problems and solutions and I have come to accept this reality. Today I can do that. I hope each of you can as well!

Today’s Affirmations

I accept myself as I am.

I trust that things will happen as they are intended to.

I let go of perfection.

Sending love,

Lauren

Ask4Recovery – 2/20/14 – Embracing YOU

Hello friends!

It is so important to embrace our true selves. So often we deviate from our truth and what we know feels right. I did that for many years while working on Wall Street. That contributed to the emptiness I felt inside. With that, our actions become more about appeasing others than ourselves. This does not feel good. We end up resentful, angry, and sad. We don’t have to live this way. We have a choice in everything we do and say. Are you going to take ownership and control over that choice for yourself today? Or are you going to let someone else do that for you? I know the latter takes me away from feeling good about myself. Today I choose to feel good and take care of myself emotionally and spiritually.

Today’s Affirmations
I am in control of my life
I take ownership of my actions
I am not a victim. I am empowered.

Sending love,

Lauren