Tuesday, September 30, 2014

break free!

Right believing always produces right living. if you are bound by toxic emotions, habits or addictions, check your beliefs!
its time to GET OUT of that eating disorder, toxic relationship, destructive habit or addiction, binding fear, anxiety and depression! Get rid of the baggage that holds you back and start living the life that Jesus meant for you to have!!
If you believe wrong, you will struggle with wrong thoughts, which produce unhealthy emotions that will lead to toxic feelings of guilt, fear and condemnation. those wrong feelings will ultimately produce wrong behaviours, actions and painful addictions.
what you believe is CRITICAL. Wrong believing is the trigger that starts you on a path of defeat, it is what keeps you trapped and drives you deeper and deeper into paralyzing captivity
God intended for you to live with joy overflowing, peace that surpasses understanding and an unshakeable confidence in what He has done for you. its time to let go of the life of defeat and step into a life full of victory, security and success. Don't merely deal with the symptoms-the guilt, fears and addictions, but go after the ROOT! change your beliefs and change your life!

1. HIS WORD will bring life and illumination, and lead you to freedom out of your prison.
- no matter what situation you are in or how insurmountable your challenges are, when you start believing right, things are going to start turning around for your good!

-the breakthroughs you have been fighting to have for years can happen in a supernatural instant

2.Check your emotions
negative, exhausting emotions are merely flags that indicate what we truly believe about ourselves, our lives and GOD. we are fearful, worried and anxious because we don't really believe that we have a strong and able shepherd who loves us so much and who only leads us to good places and protects us. so, if worrying or being fearful seems to be your natural default mode, you need to keep hearing and learning about how much GOD loves you and how precious you are to him ! The more strongly you believe this, the more it will change your thoughts and feelings and the less you will fall victim to unhealthy emotions and behaviours.

3.Wrong beliefs need to be exposed and demolished by His grace and the truth of God's word!
knowing the TRUTH sets you FREE!!!
-freedom can only be found in His grace. when you believe right in his grace and love for you, the shacklesof fear, guilt and addictions will fall off!

4.GRACE is the antidote for the poisoned mind
-poisoned mind---bondage, fear, guilt, anxiety, addictions, depression, destructive mindsets
-when you taste Jesus' love and savor His loving kindness and tender mercies, every wrong belief begins to dissolve in the glory of His love.=)
- allow God's love to invade your mind
when you allow God's love to saturate your mind, it doesn't matter what wrong believing, fears or addictios are keeping you bound. His grace will begin to break them down. That is what happens then you have an encounter with your loving savior. everyone who encounters jesus never leaves the same. he came to set the captives free!
-whatever you are oppressed with, JESUS came to SET YOU FREE!!!!
- a sickness, a physical condition, a financial problem, a lawsuit, an addiction, family or marriage troubles, fears, anxiety, depression, a wayward child... it doesn't matter what the problem is.... JESUS CAN SET YOU FREE IN A SUPERNATURAL INSTANT!!!!

5.with GOD there is always HOPE
GOD LOVES YOU!
No matter what you have been through, what mistakes you have made, how people have treated you, what you are struggling with, how dark, dire and desperate the situation is, there is hope! God can give you a new beginning, a fresh start and cause all things to work out for your good!

6.Jesus is reaching out to you with His love, grace and forgiveness.
Our God is a personal and loving God who knows what storms are ahead and how to lead you to victory every time.
Even if your trouble is due to your own willfulness, God is still with you, he has never left you and never will. He will never forsake you, you are precious in His eyes. He will NEVER abandon you and leave you in a lurch or give up on you!
so even if you find yourself in the valley of trouble, you will not remain there for long. you will walk through it and not remain or camp there. God is opening a door of hope in your life today for you to step out of your darkness and into His marvelous light!!
Things are going to get better.
The breakthroughs that you have been waiting for are coming your way.
step through the door of hope and out of your valley of trouble today!
JESUS IS YOUR DOOR OF HOPE!
Believe in His love for you and allow Him to lead you to freedom.

6. you don't have to 'sort' yourself out before coming to God.
don't think you have to clean up your life and overcome all your struggles on your own before coming to God.
God wants us to come to Him just as we are, with all our weaknesses, wrong beliefs, bondages, fears, addictions. in the presence of his love, joy and grace, you will find restoration, healing, forgiveness!
 he will mend your life and transform you from the inside out. right now he is extending his hand of grace, love and help to you.

7.GOD IS FOR YOU NOT AGAINST YOU
he is not angry with you, he has already judged and punished all your sins on the cross!
you start to believe right when you start to believe in his love for you
everything can change for the better when you begin to believe right about His love for you and learn to draw upon it!


8. No matter what challenges , failures or misdeeds one might be dealing with, the love of Jesus remains a constant.
If you truly knew how freely you have been forgiven and how unconditionally you are loved, you cannot possibly live in sin, bondage, fear and depression anymore!
his love consumes all your anger, frustrations, disappointments and pain.
his forgiveness envelops all your sins, failures and mistakes
his grace gives you victory and power to overcome every sin, bondage and addiction.
when you fail/ sin, guilt, condemnation, fear, judgement, criticism is not helpful. in fact, it is destructive. what you need is to know, see, understand and comprehend how much GOD loves you!
jesus died to free the guilty from the torment, to heal those who are sick and to make forever righteous those who have been condemned. that's the gospel.

9.your love for god and living a holy life comes from understanding how much God loves you and your genuine relationship with Him.
fill your heart with psalms, hymns and songs that are full of God's grace and love.
when your heart is full of Jesus, wrong beliefs will be replaced by right beliefs
destructive addictions will be replaced by right habits.
fear, shame and guilt will begin to dissolve in the warmth of his perfect love for you.
his love is not an intellectual exercise, it needs to be experienced.









Wednesday, September 17, 2014

do what you can, with what you have now =)

many of us fall into this 'ideal plan' mindset, and that's when we let perfect become the enemy of good.
in many areas of our life, we give excuses/ reasons as to why we can't accomplish something.
what we need to change is not the situation, but actually our mindset.
take for example, a healthy lifestyle.
some people don't work out because they say they have 'no time', 'no money to join a gym', 'too tired' etc.... yes these are all legitimate reasons but instead of giving up and resigning to fate, settling and letting things be, what can you do NOW, within your capability to CHANGE or better your situation?
you could walk to your destination, take the stairs, carry your groceries... to increase your physical activity. you can be productive and effective at the same time! I understand not all people would have the luxury of time and money to join exercise classes in the gym, but when you don't give your power away to people or circumstances, you can make ANYTHING work for you! start small and slowly work your way up from there. you may not be able to run a marathon now, but you can jog a mile. you have to take the first step!
remember not to compare yourself to others who are at different points in their journey. they have a different race to run! keep your eyes focused on your own lane. work at bettering yourself, improving your life and do all things with joy and love!

about eating healthy or 'clean diets'... this is close to my heart as I have spent a good amount of time and frustration agonizing over what the perfect diet is. I even suffered from an eating disorder in attempt to 'lose weight'. It is easy nowadays to suffer from envy and a poor self image with the propagation of social media. Pictures of girls with enviable figures, fit, toned, with nary an ounce of fat on instagram; bloggers promoting a certain way of eating/ diet; glossy pages of magazines filled ' with ideas of how 'beautiful' , 'popular', 'accepted' should be. To be cool I would have to eat kale and sip on colorful smoothies and do yoga and have a physique not unlike Miranda Kerr's.

The point is, somewhere along the line, we have forgotten that the bottomline for a healthy diet is a healthy body! it is not a game of restriction or deprivation or about how 'good' you are. Ultimately, food is just fuel and you want to give your body a nice, balanced dose of nutrients so that it can function well ! seriously... its not so complicated. it doesn't mean you can NEVER eat chocolate or ice cream or meat again. It is all about moderation and control. You control your food choices, you don't let food control you. And life is not about food or diet, it is something that enables you to live your life! So, go live it! don't wait till you eat perfectly, go on the perfect diet( eg. paleo/ vegan/ 801010), attain your perfect weight before you start living. HELLO! Life is here and now! seize it before it passes you by. what can you do differently NOW to eat healthier? you don't have to go full out organic and spend all your savings on superfoods and spirulina and exotic berries. you can just start by including that fruit at breakfast and that salad at lunch. drink more water. swap that sugary soda for green tea. use less dressing/ gravy/ sauce. replace that chocolate candy bar with a protein bar. small changes and small wins set you up for major life changes! it is all about being consistent and putting in your best effort! =)

Friday, August 1, 2014

tips for looking and feeling great!

1. start every day with 15 mins of yoga

2. drink 8 glasses of water everyday

3.eat fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds, chicken, fish and a little cheese, yogurt and olive oil and cut out ALL junk foods.

4.maintain good posture at all times

5.dont stress! breathe in stressful situations- take 10 long, deep breaths.

6.count your blessings! an attitude of gratitude is beautiful

7.clear out your clutter!

8.meditate daily(pray)- for calm peace, radiance and energy

9.sleep well!

10.laugh and smile always

11.keep making new goals- plan and achieve them!

12. have fresh flowers in your house

13. stop moaning or complaining

14. always keep interested in people, your hobbies, your work and your friends,

15.keep optimistic and always look for the good in everything

16.to lose weight- eat less, keep busy, keep out of the kitchen, eat slowly and never eat standing up or not plating your food

17.love yourself. none of us are perfect but it is vital to love yourself for what you are. you really are lovely :)

18. do something kind everyday

19. make a to do list everyday, prioritize and work through the list calmly and slowly.

20. keep a diary of all your good times.

21. love life in all its forms. love your family, friends, job, pet! just simply love life, it is great to be alive in this fascinating, wonderful world.

22. forgive everyone

23. trust GOD . He will lead and guide you

24. enjoy fresh air. take a nice, daily walk.

25. practice good dental hygiene! and get your teeth whitened.

26. get a good, easy to manage hairstyle.

27. dry skin brush everyday before your bath

28. treat yourself! put your feet up, give yourself a reward as soon as your achieve a goal-you deserve it!




Thursday, June 19, 2014

scars into stars

when feeling hopeless, in despair...
1. reach out
reach out to friends, family and people who love you. don't isolate yourself from the very people who can help and encourage you.

2.trust GOD
decide to trust JESUS. feelings have nothing to do with the decision. you can make a move to reach up and out. its your choice.
when you choose to reach toward God, who wants the very best for you, either you or your circumstances (or both ) will change!

3.choose your thoughts
think on God's thoughts instead, because his plan is to see you through any hardship and give you a life of peace and joy.
you may not be able to see his plan right now, but don't give up! press on, push through! on the other side of your hopeless, discouraging thoughts is God, and he is waiting for you on the other side of your pain.

4.look up for the love and grace of God to help you
you may not feel God is listening at times, but he hears you! Lovingly, he is working out things for you benefit. the truth is: God hears and he heals. he will work things in His time. keep talking to him, keep believing and he will show you that he is an anchor to be trusted.

5.let God turn your scars into stars!
healing begins when self pity ends.
get the focus off yourself, take a step out of self pity!

6.allow God to turn your why into wow
the bible says no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what god has prepared for those who love him
let his great love erase all your whys
look what God can do when you simply put your trust in Him
God has more ahead for you if you would look and reach for it and be willing to live above the pit of self pity and despair. he will help you hear the truth and move forward instead of staying stuck in a pit of sadness and tears
the things we think might destroy us, the people who fail is, the relationships broken, instead can enlarge our hearts.

7.crawl out of the pit mentality
make a deliberate choice to stop and deal with negative thoughts.
say I CHOOSE NOT TO DWELL ON THAT THOUGHT even if everything in you wants to go there
REPLACE THAT NEGATIVE THOUGHT WITH ONE OF GOD'S POSITIVE THOUGHTS FOR ME.
I CAN DO ALL THINGS BECAUSE CHRIST IS STRENGTHENING ME
I WILL MAKE IT BECAUSE GOD'S GRACE IS SUFFICIENT FOR ME TODAY
GOD HAS A GOOD AND BRIGHT FUTURE FOR ME! I BELIEVE WHAT HE SAYS ABOUT ME!
it takes intentional choice and self control!

8.hope will replace your heartbreak and despair!




Thursday, June 12, 2014

seeing youself the right way

you can choose to believe negative words spoken by others about you, or you can choose to believe God and what is written in The Word.
  • you are a winner, not a loser
  • you are valuable, not worthless
  • you offer something unique and incredible to the world, you're not a good for nothing.
  • your life is worth living, richly, abundantly, without limits.
continue to walk forward , toward positive things for yourself and others and step into God's great plan for your life. God is greater than any relationship problems, a broken home, addictions, hopeless feelings and thoughts. God will get you out of dark places, out of the woods in life and help you see yourself as he sees you. =)

Ignore and tune out the voices of discouragement, negative and discouraging voices of others and disparaging thoughts planted by the devil. Follow what you hear God telling you. Listen to what he says you are and can do.
This takes determination.
it requires unwavering faith in what God says, not other people.
don't give up so easily.
don't give in to the words people speak over us
be determined to reach your destiny. no one has the power to keep you from what God has in store, unless you give that power to them.

stop saying negative things about yourself
remove the labels.
take the limits off of yourself

look for the positives in yourself and others! replace negative thoughts/words with positive ones
love God, love yourself and love others!
until we learn to love and value ourselves as God does, we cant truly love others. as we begin to see the value that God places on us , then we begin to see the value of other people too. when we recognize what god has done for each of us, we will be less critical and judgemental and more merciful and loving. God created each of us, and who are we to criticize or judge what he has made and declares his workmanship, a masterpiece?

listen to what you say about yourself

negative words and thinking will push you down into a spiral of darkness. the more negative things you say about yourself , the more you draw attention to your weaknesses. each of us has flaws but we must learn to focus on our strengths
don't talk about your weaknesses, inabilities and insecurities. speak only POSITIVE things. the bible says let the weak say I am strong! that means don't say what you feel and see on your own. instead, say what God says about you
negative thoughts and words are TRAPS!
DONT SAY
  • I DONT LIKE MYSELF
  • I CANT DO ANYTHING RIGHT
  • IM NOT A BEAUTIFUL PERSON
SAY!!!
  • I AM GOD'S CHILD AND I AM BLESSED
  • I AM GIFTED, TALENTED, SMART AND BEAUTIFUL
  • GOD LOVES AND VALUES ME
you encourage or discourage yourself by what you say. you can raise or lower your self esteem by your words. so, be mindful of what you are saying to yourself.

Don't compare yourself to other people
don't wish to be/look like others!
if God wanted you to be someone else, he would have made you like they are. instead he made you, you! unique! special!

instead of wishing to be like others, appreciate those strengths in them and recognize that you have different strengths. I have a different personality/life/talents and I am going to be who God created me to be!

the most powerful you is the real you! be genuine, authentic and true to who God created you to be!


recognize your own special qualities and gifts!


wear the right labels!

  • CHOSEN
  • PRECIOUS
  • ONE OF A KIND
  • APPLE OF GODS EYE
  • FAVOURED
  • BLESSED
  • SUCCESSFUL


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

you are made for more!

NEVER GIVE UP!

God says- you have more in you than you realize. you are made to win, not to be defeated.
what you are going through and dealing with is temporary and subject to change. But one thing will never change and that is my word and my promises, which are eternal.

There is a way through the heartbreak, financial trouble, illness that you may have now.
There is a way to overcome the disappointment you have, the hurt caused by people.
God promises to help you jump the hurdles but let us keep our confidence in him, persevere and do his will

always keep your confidence in GOD! life will try to steal your confidence in God. sometimes things happen, problems occur, issues arise, dreams die.
but, HANG ON!
God has a plan. he ALWAYS has something better! there are no setbacks in life only set-ups for God to work in our lives! he takes our messes and creates a masterpiece. he takes our scars and makes them stars. he takes the pieces of our lives and creates something amazing and glorifying to his name!
BELIEVE IN GOD AND RECEIVE the miracle that you need!

CHOOSE faith in His power! The promise of God is the ability to win!
when you dont know what to do, keep your eyes on the one who does!

PERSEVERE IN FAITH! In the midst of adversity, is when you need to persevere. Dont give up, dont
get discouraged! right now you need to remain faithful, steadfast and consistent! Persistent faith, prayers, and gratitude prepare you for God's promises. He makes everything beautiful and perfect IN HIS TIME. It is through faith and patience we inherit those promises.

WAIT patiently for God's timing.To receive the promise, practice patience; endure; persist and be relentless!
refuse to believe deflating and discouraging thoughts and believe THE TRUTH. PROCLAIM THESE PROMISES and RENEW your mind daily! make the decision to arise and ARISE AGAIN!

While praying or waiting or in the midst of a trial, its easy to fall into a trap of of discouragement or hopelessness but thats not God's will for you !HE has MORE in store for every day of life hes given you!

always be joyful, keep on praying. no matter what happens always be thankful, for this is GOD'S WILL for you

when you are at your wits' end and dont know what to do... simple acts of faithful obedience make all the difference in the world.

  • keeping a positive attitude of faith and expectancy
  • being grateful for what you have
  • going to church
  • surrounding yourself with godly friends
  • spending time with God everyday
  • speaking faith filled words over your life and destiny
  • holding your peace and knowing that God fights your battles for you
  • being still and knowing that he is GOD

be blessed !
madeleine xx

Friday, June 6, 2014

The 24 hour kick start

The 24 hour plan to combat aging !
I got these tips from the book " stop aging, start living" by Jeannette Graf.
I hope you will find these tips useful and incorporate some into your daily life! =)
to beautiful skin, for now, forever!

Upon waking
  • Morning skincare regime-cleanser, moisturizer, eye cream and sunblock
  • bodycare-mositurizer
  • test your saliva pH
  • 5 minutes of deep breathing
  • supplements including probiotics, liver tonic, spirulina, minerals
  • drink alkanizing cocktail (greens powder in fruit juice)
  • 16oz water with lemon
Breakfast
  • ABC juice
  • fruit
  • organic tea or coffee
  • 16oz water with lemon
breakfast options
  1. veggie omelette
  2. yogurt with fruit and granola
  3. cottage cheese with fruit, nuts and cinnamon
  4. smoothie with banana and coconut / mango and yogurt
  5. whole grain bread with hard boiled egg, tomato, cheese or avocado
  6. Protein/homemade pancakes, muffins
  7. oatmeal with raisins, flaxseed, banana
  8. whole-grain waffles with fruit and maple syrup
Morning workout
  • walk
  • yoga
Snacks
  • juice
  • fruit
Lunch
  • huge salad (assorted cooked and raw veggies)
  • 1/3 cup amonds and seeds
  • dressing-lemon juice, evoo, seasalt
Lunch options
  1. soup with wholegrain roll
  2. salmon/tuna/chicken/tofu salad
  3. tuna/chicken/turkey sandwich/wrap
  4. Japanese lunch: edamame, sushi rolls, miso soup
  5. yong tau foo soup

Afternoon relaxation
  • breathing, bodyscan
  • talk to a funny friend
  • rewarding luxury: massage, pedicure, wrap etc
snack
  • alkanizing cocktail
  • raw veggies
  • fruit
  • 16oz water
dinner
  • raw and cooked veggies
  • 1/2 avocado

Dinner options
  1. Shrimp, bok choy and veggies over brown rice
  2. salmon,fish with veggies
  3. wholegrain pasta
  4. grilled chicken breast with sweet potato and broccoli

evening relaxation
  • sea salt scrub/glow
  • foot soak/ scrub
  • music
  • singing happy songs
  • dance
  • play an instrument
  • prayer
  • reading a good book
  • deep breathing
  • watch a funny movie
  • cuddle a loved one, pet
  • play a fun, interactive game
  • herbal tea
Night skincare regime
  • cleanser
  • retinol serum
  • eye cream
  • collagen cream/ moisturizer
sleep
  • bodyscan, progressive muscle relaxation
  • sleep for 9 hours
THE STOP AGING DAILY ORGANIZER!

  1. Test saliva pH
  2. morning skincare routine
  3. alkanizing cocktail
  4. probiotic supplement
  5. mineral supplement
  6. water (4liters daily )
  7. fun activity (1-2 times a week)
  8. exercise (4 times a week)
  9. deep breathing (5 mins, twice a day)
  10. laughter
  11. relaxation (10 mins, twice a day)
  12. evening skincare routine
  13. dark leafy veggies and organic veggies (3 cups)
  14. fruits (2 servings)

with much love
madeleine
xx