RHG Magazine & TV Guide Spring 2018 - Page 27

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Tish Reese, LMFT, founder of “Health & Healing from the Heart.” Tish is a licensed psychotherapist and wellness mentor who empowers successful,

health- conscious women to up-level their mental, emotional and physical health with natural solutions.

Visit Tish at www.tishreese.com.

I’m a real estate investor and mentor with an emphasis on investing blissfully. Yesterday I was visiting one of my tenants. She called with an issue and I went to her house the next day. Even though she was far from blissful, we ended up having a great conversation. At the end of our appointment she asked me, "Moneeka, how are you always in a good mood? You knew I was going to complain and you were still in such a good mood when you arrived."

Let me start by saying I'm not always happy, but I am quite blissful very often. Bliss, like anything else becomes a habit. That habit is perpetuated through what I call bliss rituals. These are actions you take to reset your mood so you feel more joyful. For me, some of those rituals include lighting a fragrant candle, listing to fun music, taking a few deep fulfilling breaths, smiling at people as they walk by, taking a long drive in the mountains, or walking my dog by the creek.

But that’s not the complete ritual. While I do any of those activities, I replace the thoughts in my mind, the ones that might be causing me stress, with ones that make me feel happier, calmer, and stronger.

So in this case, I put on some really fun music while I was driving to meet my tenant. Instead of thinking, “Oh god, here we go again. Another complaint from a tenant,” I thought, “I'm really excited to see Jennifer. I know everything will be fine. I always get things worked out well.”

So remember that you have control over how happy you feel. This week, make a list of some of the things you can do to intentionally make yourself feel good. That way whenever you start to feel upset or stressed out, look at the list and do one of those things. If you have a list ready, you don't have to try to remember something when you are in the middle feeling bad. As you do this little activity, whatever it is, change how you're thinking slightly to turn it from negative to neutral, or even positive.

The more you are able to do this, the more consistently blissful you will be. And being blissful will set you up to thrive in all areas of your life!

Rituals to Thrive

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Lemony Detox Drink

- 16 oz. warm water

- Juice of 1/2 organic lemon

- 1 T organic raw unfiltered apple cider


- 3 drops Detoxification blend*

- 2 drops Lemon Essential Oil

- 1 drop Ginger Essential Oil

- Pinch Cayenne (optional)

Mix all ingredients together with a whisk and enjoy on an empty stomach. Rinse your mouth after consuming (due to the acid in the lemon juice) and wait 30 minutes before eating.

*The Detox Blend is Tangerine, Rosemary, Geranium, Juniper Berry and Cilantro Essential Oils

Throughout the day it’s fun and delicious to add Essential Oils to your bubbly or still water for a refreshing and no-calorie twist. Some delicious Essential Oils to try this way include Ginger, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Peppermint, Spearmint and Wild Orange.

Quality Essential Oils are an easy and fun way to improve your physical health and emotional well-being so you can shine more radiantly in your life.