Journaling: A daily practice for self-awareness, health and wellness

This week I have become increasingly aware of ways that I can continue to release negativity from my thoughts, my home, and my relationship with my partner.

I cleaned up my altar space and rearranged the sacred objects. Almost instantly I noticed positive changes in my life.

I would like to share the journal process I use to reinforce positive, life-affirming truths and accomplish important goals. The STAR (Self-Administered Tool for Awareness and Relaxation) is a multidimensional model for spiritual growth and awakening based on the concept that “I create my own reality: Everything I experience originates from my own mind.”

Affirmations for this week from my STAR journal:

  • I practice radical self-responsibility.
  • I enjoy my husband’s company.
  • I publish blogs to share and help others.
  • I maintain a clean, sacred altar space.
  • My vow of silence creates peace around me.
  • I take walks to the park to appreciate nature.
  • The people I see around me are happy.

I identified realistic, short-term goals related to these affirmations. Here are some of the goals I accomplished this week:

  • Took a 45-minute walk every day to the park.
  • Reorganized my altar space and cleaned off sacred objects.
  • Contacted magazine editors about publishing my articles.

I made prayer cards based on these affirmations to focus my daily prayer on what is most important to me for my loved ones, the earth, and myself at this time.

Thank you for witnessing my STAR journal process. If you would like to learn how to use the STAR, please follow this blog for regular updates.

For long-term health, enjoying a vacation is as important as working hard.

I would like to share a daily journaling process that helps me focus on positive, life-affirming truths and accomplish important goals. I use the STAR (Self-Administered Tool for Awareness and Relaxation), a multidimensional model for spiritual growth and awakening.

  • I relax.
  • I travel safely.
  • I enjoy my week of vacation.
  • I am generous with my partner.
  • I am persistent in pursuit of my goals.
  • I forgive.
  • I love and accept myself.

I identified realistic, short-term goals related to these affirmations. Here are some of the goals I accomplished this week:

  • Downloaded new podcasts to my iPod.
  • Maintained my exercise routine.
  • Relaxed and enjoyed a week of vacation.

I made prayer cards based on these affirmations to focus my daily prayer on what is most important to me for my loved ones, the Earth, and myself at this time.

Thank you for witnessing my STAR journaling process. If you would like to learn how to use the STAR, please follow this blog for regular updates.

How to transform stress into relaxation

The STAR is an effective, 10-minute process that transforms job-related stress into relaxation, right there in your home or workplace. Stress can turn an otherwise productive day into a long, drawn out nightmare. We’ve all had days like that. The STAR—the Self-Administered Tool for Awareness and Relaxation—is your solution. With the STAR, you can reduce and even eliminate stress and enjoy a full, productive workday: You can be calm and stress-free.

After many years of working in a variety of high-stress jobs, I discovered that there are 3 keys to eliminating stress: Awareness, Attention, and Affirmation. In this introductory program, you will learn how to use the STAR in 10 minutes or less.

How does the STAR work? The STAR is a stress management tool that integrates physical movement, brain-body research, therapeutic touch, and positive affirmations. In this program, you will learn how to use the STAR to increase your awareness of the physical, mental, emotional, and physiological effects of stress. You will experience the connection between your body, mind, breath, and emotions. Using a simple process, you can reduce and eliminate stress.

Transform your work-life into a joyful, fulfilling experience. Let the STAR work for you.

Manage chronic stress before a health crisis emerges.

There are two kinds of stress: healthy stress and unhealthy stress. An example of healthy stress is when the boss gives you a challenging job with a deadline, and you are motivated to get it done. A certain amount of stress can be helpful, but if untreated, stress can be unhealthy.

Unhealthy stress is the chronic kind. Chronic stress causes the continual release of chemicals into the bloodstream over time, leading to chronic illness. In fact, studies show that 90% of all illnesses are caused by stress.

The STAR helps you manage chronic stress so that you can avoid illness and be more productive in your job. Stay tuned for further tips on how to use the STAR.