Even after over 20 years, sort of. With gratitude to my physical strength and muscle memory that got my ass to the the ball and remembered how to stroke and make contact! It felt smooth until I felt my breathing labor and my body tighten. I focused so hard, I forgot to breath until I heard from across the net, “Dara, breathe, you can’t forget to breathe!”. The next exhale released so hard tears rolled down my face with relief (thank god my shades blocked my leaking eye balls
I don’t think there is anyone on this planet that has never felt guilty after eating too much food or has not had some thought about their body not being good enough. We eat when we are happy, sad, to socialize, when we are lonely, bored, overwhelmed, or if the wind blows funny! We pretty much eat for any reason or season! Some, or probably most are freaking out of the current Corona15. Worried we will not fit in our jeans or our non pajama, lounge clothes! Even if you have
YES! Do you give yourself credit for your feats (yays, good jobs, kick ass moments)? If you don’t no one will! Somewhere along the line there was a message not to toot our own horn. That we are supposed to be everyone else’s cheerleader. I am calling bull shiFt! When our dog was training last year, I got excited and squealed at a high pitch voice, “good pee Denzel, good pee”. When he had an “accident” in the house, I ignored it. When we went outside my neighbors thought I was
It is a juggling act to keep my shiFt intact. One of my balls could drop at anytime. Summer schedule added mayhem on top of my already stuffed schedule. And daylight savings did not add an extra hour to my day. With so much summer fun-shine, I lost time. Sound familiar? Quite frankly, I am not where I thought I would be mid year. My enoughitis (inflammation of thoughts of not doing or being enough) is flaring up big time… I should have saved more money I should have spent mor
11 days off social media and the best staycation! Have you ever had one? I wanted to be economically responsible and I couldn’t get my shiFt together to plan anything, so we stayed home and unplugged. It was up there with my top best vacations (Kauai, Hawaii is #1)! . I am dedicated and committed to optimizing my balance of home-life-work! I cannot believe how much energy became available without checking my social media or being a prisoner to my phone. I played, I swam, I sl
Been there! Done that! If I calculated the weight lost and gained from diets it may be enough to equal a baby elephant! Kidding, but so serious. The good intentions and epic irritability and disappointment. The word #DIET has “die” in it! Where do most get stuck on diets? How do they fail us? #goals #happy #strongbodystrongmind
I didn’t feel like pushing a little harder. I didn’t feel like swimming against the current. I felt confused where to go next. I felt like I gave every ounce of my energy to everyone else and it still didn’t feel like it was enough. I felt like no matter how hard I tried to squeeze in an extra hour of the day I couldn’t get it all in. No matter how hard I tried to plan dinner, it just didn’t happen. I tried hard to stay focused, yet I was all over the place. The truth of the
If you want to shiFt into your power, act powerful! Standing like an Amazon warrior and pretending you’re armed with your own lasso and headdress can communicate you are serious, powerful, and in control. Portray your power with your hands out on hips, feet wide apart, shoulders back, staring confidently and competently forward for 2 minutes. Take up as much space as possible, looking big and visible. Being the powerful person in a situation means extending yourself out as mu
The next couple days are a pivotal time for many people that set New Year’s ‘resolutions’. People make resolutions as a way to set an intention and put out to the world or universe how they would like to see shiFts and transformation happen. The intention of a resolution is an expression of hope! It is always a great idea to create an intention. Setting an intention puts out to the universe what it is you want to happen. An intention puts you in forward motion for other pos
Today my kids and I made a special vision table covering! We took a blank canvas to write and illustrate our 2019 story together! What is your story? How do you express it? Tag someone you want in your story! #2019 #childsperspective #goals #transformation
TIME TO SHIFT
The time to shift is here and now. The year went by in the blink of an eye. You, like me, are probably wondering how it happened so fast. Another year…. As quick as they pass, is as quick as we can shiFt them to be exactly what we want them to be. Take action now, #MAKESHIFTHAPPEN ! I love New Year’s Day. I love the idea of starting my year with a blank slate. I love the idea of getting a solid night’s sleep and having a healthful New Year’s Day feeling revi
Have you ever thought: I want to start my own business?
I want to travel the world?
I want to write a book?
Or, I want to get in the best shape ever? I have! Whatever your dream is, what’s stopping you? The only thing that ever stopped me, was me and constantly shoulding all over myself! Then I realized, it is time to make a shiFt. ShiFt is about change, and getting out of where you are now–out of being stuck in the suck and changing your mind, from the root, to change yo
YOU DIDN’T COME THIS FAR TO ONLY COME THIS FAR? You didn’t work hard, sweat, cry, fight… To only come this far. Right now, at this time, declare your shiFt. ShiFt the belief from the root. Don’t tell me how it has been. TELL ME HOW IT WILL BE AS IF IT HAS ALREADY HAPPENED. If something is stuck and blocking your shiFt, call Dr. Dara for a RRT session, (954) 862-2252 or Give a ShiFt and gift a session of RRT to someone you care about. #intention #innerstregnth #beingyourbestse
I often hear clients tell me they wish they could control their thoughts. Controlling your thoughts is like controlling the rain. Rain happens when it happens and all you can do is bring an umbrella. But you don’t walk around with your umbrella every second of everyday. And sometimes when it rains, it is exciting because it means there is a rainbow. Negative thoughts do not have to be bad. They are just thoughts that come up and does not mean the thought is the truth. A thoug
WHAT WOULD YOUR IDEAL BODY LOOK LIKE ? If you want to lose weight and you only talk and focus on weight loss, your body only hears, WEIGHT, and it gains weight. How would you feel at your ideal weight? How would you look. Notice what you like of other bodies with appreciation. Most of all to draw attention to what you want, have appreciation for your body in its current state. Notice it’s functionality and beauty, just the way it is. Thin minds do not think overweight thought
Disconnection builds connection and appreciation. Set limits to be present. Set limits for your freedom. I get it, I feel like a slave to social media and technology. The more engaged I become, the more tethered and obligated I often notice I feel, to keep up, to do more. It becomes a black hole. It becomes a FOMO (fear of missing out!). The world is going on right in front of me and my head is in a fantasy land instead of present in life, and my life is pretty damn exciting.
Noticing what you are grateful for sets a solid foundation to increase more of what you want. As you are setting your goals for 2019, write a list of gratitude. Write 36 things you are grateful for,as there are 36 more days in 2018. Jump in my 2019 pre-shiFt challenge by joining my private group: Truth with Dr. Dara. If you are feeling stuck and want to #makeshiFthappen call for a session, (954) 862-2252. #goals #gratitude
Recipe to make your priorities happen! -Pick your 4 top priorities
-Write them each on a shell
-Put the shells in the bottom of a bowl Then add sand around it -Notice how well the sand fits if you put the shells in first.
-If you put the sand in first, the shells won’t fit. Thank you Marty Lerner @doctormoose #priorities #drdara #makeshiFthappen #goals #elephants #elephants #goals #priorities
The world I see outside myself is a reflection of the world I have shaped within. The world I experience is an extension of my mind… Today I see beauty. #makeshiFthappen #bestself #drdara #terrifictuesday #drmommy #DrDaraBushman
#instamood #instapicoftheday #momprenuer #momsofinstagram #peace
#Transformation #family #me #healer #sportspsychology #athleticperformance #goals #shiFt #instagood
#trauma #happy # #anxiety #goals #mentalhealth #moods #mentaltoughness #happylife