Sharon Ballantine - Life Magic Coaching

Posted on: November 13th, 2014 by Sharon Ballantine

Would you like more Parenting content? Visit my column “Parenting on Purpose” at Beliefnet.com.

Do Your Food Cravings Control You?

Posted on: November 19th, 2014 by Sharon Ballantine

By definition, a craving is “a great or eager desire; a yearning or a longing.” Doesn’t this sum it up for how we sometimes feel when we want a certain food?

Don’t many of us have food cravings at one time or another that seem to take us over? Those cravings that feel like there’s nothing you wouldn’t do to get your hands on what it is you’re wanting. It can be intense and can feel like you have no control and your craving is controlling you.  But is it?

Food cravings aren’t necessary for your physical survival although many would dispute they can be necessary for your emotional wellbeing. Cravings are mind hunger; physical hunger is what kicks in when we need to have food for our bodies to survive. Certain foods release chemicals in our brains that can produce intense . . .

CLICK HERE TO VIEW COMPLETE POST

Law of Attraction Coach, Sharon Ballantine

How Your Thoughts Affect Your Body

Posted on: November 12th, 2014 by Sharon Ballantine

Have you ever noticed the effect your thoughts have on how your body feels, whether it’s great or not so good?  The Law of Attraction says that what you focus on is what you bring into your experience. What if you weren’t thinking about your body, but you begin noticing it doesn’t feel good? The answer is fairly straightforward.

Your thoughts affect your body because your thoughts are a powerful energy and they aren’t separate from your body. What you’re thinking affects your body all the time.

When you are having good feeling thoughts, you’re in a positive state of mind and this is where your well-being is.  Your body feels good because the energy flow is unobstructed. When you’re thinking about what you don’t want and feeling bad, you stop your well-being, which directly affects your body and everything else in . . .

CLICK HERE TO VIEW COMPLETE POST

Sharon Ballantine, Law of Attraction Coach

Must You Go? ~ Home For The Holidays

Posted on: November 5th, 2014 by Sharon Ballantine

Over the years, I have often coached people regarding their indecision and angst about either going home or going to a relative’s home to celebrate the holidays. They have come to dread this time of year, partly because of their obligations. Have you ever felt this way? What is it that causes this angst?

It may be the only time of year the entire family gathers in the same location. Maybe there is someone, or many someone’s you have no interest in being with or perhaps don’t get along with at all. This one day a year, or several, if you have to be with them more than once, can have the capacity to ruin the holidays for you. Is it worth it, do you have to subject yourself, or can you find a way to be at peace with the . . .

CLICK HERE TO VIEW COMPLETE POST

Sharon Ballantine, Law of Attraction Coach

Is Asking “Why” Serving You?

Posted on: October 29th, 2014 by Sharon Ballantine

Why seems to be a Universal question that most of us overuse. It was cute when our young children went through the stage of asking and answering why to every question, task or activity we proposed. Perhaps we rarely had an answer for our kids, as their inquiry into the whys were relentless, and often just seemed to amuse them.

You may be asking “why is it so bad to always be asking why?” Well, bad is not the term I would use, as it’s a judgment. A better question may be “does it serve me to ask why in regard to so many subjects?”

Is it human nature that many of us haven’t left this young stage, and are continuously asking why to everything that comes across our path? We are in this life to create and continually seeking answers is . . .

CLICK HERE TO VIEW COMPLETE POST

Balance

Teaching Your Kids to Follow the Golden Rule

Posted on: October 22nd, 2014 by Sharon Ballantine

When dealing with people, there is a very basic tenet that says you should treat other people in a manner that reflects how you would like to be treated. This is commonly referred to as The Golden Rule and most Westerners will know what you mean if you merely utter three simple words Do Unto Others.

The term Golden Rule was actually coined somewhere in the 1600’s in England. The concept behind the term goes back long before that and can be found in countries around the world and in every religion.

This is perhaps one of the most universal ideas that a human being may hold dear. As such, it is important to teach your children what it means to live in accordance with the concept, no matter what the religious context or country of origin.

The Golden Rule is also called . . .

CLICK HERE TO VIEW COMPLETE POST

Magic Wand

Are You Expecting Magical Experiences?

Posted on: October 15th, 2014 by Sharon Ballantine

What are your expectations in your day-to-day life? Are you expecting things to go your way and flow freely? What is your reaction when they don’t?

Life “happens” to all of us and our beliefs and expectations determine what comes our way. Your reactions determine how situations feel and ultimately turn out.

If you aren’t expecting the very best for yourself and what you live, that’s ok. There is still time to change your mind. Setting a new intent and practicing new ways of thinking and believing will ultimately change your life for the better.

I’ll share a story of what I experienced last week on my way to the East coast.  I love to travel and I was really looking forward to my trip. I was going to be with a close friend and also do some business. I fully expected that . . .

CLICK HERE TO VIEW COMPLETE POST

Sharomn Ballantine, Law of Attraction Coach

Loving With Your Thoughts Alone

Posted on: October 1st, 2014 by Sharon Ballantine

The world we live in is based on communication. So much of our time is spent talking with others, sending e-mails, texts, posting Instagrams, tweeting, and so on. The varied ways in which we communicate with the world is practically endless. These ways in which our modern world talks with each other are external. They originate from within us, in our thoughts, and we express them outside of ourselves. Effective for sure but many people live their lives never knowing the power they possess with their thoughts and feelings that can be expressed without ever saying a word. This is the most powerful place to live from.

Have you ever felt loving toward another and found them to be really responsive to you? What about when you’ve had negative thoughts about someone? You are having either a positive or a negative . . .

CLICK HERE TO VIEW COMPLETE POST

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right, Sharon Ballantine

Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right

Posted on: September 17th, 2014 by Sharon Ballantine

We’ve all heard the expression, “Two wrongs don’t make a right”, but what does this really mean? What lesson are we trying to teach our kids when we repeat this mantra that we heard from our parents, who heard if from their parents, and so on?

Traditionally, we were told this in an attempt to teach us it is not okay to have “pay backs” or take revenge on someone for a wrong that was done to us. Of course this is a valid interpretation and we should encourage our children to check in with their IGS before responding to a hurt. This will help them know whether or not their action is based in fear or anger, or is a loving response.

There is another story behind this adage that is just as true.

We have all had the experience of making . . .

CLICK HERE TO VIEW COMPLETE POST

Be a Good Listener

Why Be a Good Listener?

Posted on: September 17th, 2014 by Sharon Ballantine

Everything we engage in can be an art, don’t you think? If we put in enough practice we can be artful at everything. I love that thought.  Have you noticed the quantity of books and programs that use the term “the art of?” Even my book is The Art of Blissful Parenting. Interesting.

Today I’m going to refer to The Art of Listening.  Contrary to what you may believe, being an attentive listener doesn’t only benefit the person being listened to. It’s equally if not more so, about you.  There is so much information you make yourself available to hear when you practice the art of listening. When you listen completely, it opens up a part of you~ a receptivity that is endless and expansive. You place yourself in a state of allowing relevant information to come in. I like to . . .

CLICK HERE TO VIEW COMPLETE POST