24.6.19

Be The Best You | Quiet Space

by Christina Rowsell
@RadioChristina

Quiet Space

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Turn off technology. Leave behind the social media likes, tweets and shares. Ignore the negative world wide web. It’s all so distracting. Yes, I know, it’s not all negative – like my blog… but sometimes you need to take a break from it all.

Technology has changed the way we live. The information overload from the internet can be overwhelming. You’ll find peace by just unplugging. It will rejuvenate your mind. If you are one who can’t step away, it may take some convincing on your part.

Finding your quiet space will give you the space you need to be in the present. This space will be an opportunity to take care of your mental wellness. Find the conversation within your thoughts to breathe and discover your path. Meditation is also a wonderful way to rejuvenate your thoughts. If meditation is too hard, just being present in your own quiet space will help you focus.

Silence has the ability to give you an energy power that you can’t find anywhere else. The power of quietness allows you to listen to your most important thoughts. There's tranquility in the stillness of a quiet space. The best way to be the best you know how is to listen to your most inner thoughts. Those thoughts are full of your life purpose and greatness. Be the best you know how by taking the time in your own quiet space.

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Christina Rowsell - RadioAnnouncerBloggerPhotographerVoice Actor, Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter and... part time cook (only when she has time - in between driving to the hockey rink, lacrosse and volunteering...)

The Brighter Side Blog is a blog that shares Good News, Great Ideas & Amazing People. If you have a story to share, feel free to contact Christina.

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Additionally, Christina and her husband Chad are working on a documentary about Lyme Disease in Alberta called The Tiny Tick

17.6.19

Be The Best You | Surround Yourself With Positive People

by Christina Rowsell
@RadioChristina

Surround Yourself With Positive People

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Having positive people all around you will definitely improve your whole being. As life has it, we can’t always control this. Whether it’s your work environment or simply going to the store, negative people will always be there. However, when it is in your control, surround yourself with positive people.

It’s time to do some housecleaning with toxic relationships. Sometimes the people who you love aren’t the ones you need to be around. Or family members who give you anxiety just can’t be the people you need them to be. There is a way to still have them in your life, but not affect your positive energy.

Choose your battles. When it comes to family that can’t be the people you need them to be, choose your communication with them. You can still be kind and caring, but you don’t have to spend time with them. Find a way to communicate that lets them know you still love them. But, let go of the energy it takes to spending too much time with them. You need people who lift you up. You need people who make you feel good about being you. You need positive energy to replenish your energy.

I like to call positive people Cheerleaders In Your Back Pocket. These are the people that make you feel good about being alive. They’re the ones who lift you up when you fall. These are the people who get you, whole heartily.

If you want to be the best you know how, then you need to surround yourself with people who make you shine.

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 and @BrighterSideyyc and online www.christinarowsell.com

Christina Rowsell - RadioAnnouncerBloggerPhotographerVoice Actor, Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter and... part time cook (only when she has time - in between driving to the hockey rink, lacrosse and volunteering...)

The Brighter Side Blog is a blog that shares Good News, Great Ideas & Amazing People. If you have a story to share, feel free to contact Christina.

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Additionally, Christina and her husband Chad are working on a documentary about Lyme Disease in Alberta called The Tiny Tick

10.6.19

Be The Best You | Self Worth

by Christina Rowsell
@RadioChristina

Self Worth

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Your self worth will come from your thoughts, your actions and your intentions. Starting with your thoughts, you are the only one who needs to know your worth. You are the only one who needs to believe in your worth. But, whom are you trying to be worthy to? YOU! Your self worth isn’t based on what anyone else thinks. Your self worth isn’t for anyone, but you. So, why do we need self worth? Your perception on your own self worth is unquestionably important to your overall well-being and happiness.

Once you start the positive thought process on your worthiness it will translate into your actions and intentions. The belief in your worth will also shine in the contributions you make to any situation. When you value your worthiness, you’ll want to do more for others, and in turn you’ll gain a valuable sense of what you’re capable of.

On the other side, having a high sense of worth and value also increases your self-esteem. This is not to be confused with being conceited, narcissistic or egotistical. The right amount of self-worth contributes to the value you place on who you are, how you contribute and what you’re capable of doing. In light of our goal of being the best you, you know how…know that your self worth is vital in being the best person possible.

@RadioChristina and @BrighterSideyyc and online www.christinarowsell.com

Christina Rowsell - RadioAnnouncerBloggerPhotographerVoice Actor, Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter and... part time cook (only when she has time - in between driving to the hockey rink, lacrosse and volunteering...)

The Brighter Side Blog is a blog that shares Good News, Great Ideas & Amazing People. If you have a story to share, feel free to contact Christina.

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Additionally, Christina and her husband Chad are working on a documentary about Lyme Disease in Alberta called The Tiny Tick

3.6.19

Be The Best You | Embrace Failure

by Christina Rowsell
@RadioChristina

Embrace Failure

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When you set out for your day, you don’t set yourself up for failure. However, as life has it, failure will happen. It’s how you set yourself up before it happens that will smooth out the ride. Some of the best life lessons come from failure. You just can’t paint failure as a bad word. Think of it as a lesson, not a rejection. Easier said than done right?

Make a list of all the “failures” you’ve encountered in your life. Now think about it if it wasn’t a failure? What if you didn’t fail? Chances are your journey would have had a much different outcome. However, look at the successes you’ve had now and how you wouldn’t have been able to experience them if you didn’t fail. We all need life experiences to make us up to who we are today, and those experiences require us to fail. It’s how we pick ourselves up again that will determine our path. Failure is what gives you strength.

Don’t fear failure. If before you decide to try something you’re afraid of failing, you wouldn’t even try it in the first place! Don’t undermine your capabilities and future possibilities all because of fear. Know that sometimes you don’t know how great you’ll be! Fear of failure will only hold you back on your greatness!

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Christina Rowsell - RadioAnnouncerBloggerPhotographerVoice Actor, Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter and... part time cook (only when she has time - in between driving to the hockey rink, lacrosse and volunteering...)

The Brighter Side Blog is a blog that shares Good News, Great Ideas & Amazing People. If you have a story to share, feel free to contact Christina.

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Additionally, Christina and her husband Chad are working on a documentary about Lyme Disease in Alberta called The Tiny Tick

27.5.19

Be The Best You | Treat Others The Way You Expect To Be Treated

by Christina Rowsell
@RadioChristina

Treat Others The Way You Expect To Be Treated



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There’s a saying that most of us learned in Kindergarten… “Treat others the way you expect to be treated.” YES! It might be time to take a step back and re-evaluate the way you speak to other people, or the way you treat them. You may not intend to treat people poorly, but sometimes it happens. Especially if things in your own life aren’t going the way you had hoped they would.

If you set up a camera to monitor every moment in your day, would you be proud of how you acted? Being present will help you with understanding how your words and actions make other people feel.

Are you attentive to other people when they are present? Or are you eager to only tell your story and how things are going in your life? Try asking someone how they are – but really listen to their answer. Don’t just listen to their words, but listen to their emotion and how they answer. You’ll learn so much more about how they’re feeling. Plus you’re validating them. And, in turn, they’ll treat you with the same respect.

As a bonus, remember to also treat pets with the respect they deserve. Being kind to all beings will definitely put you on the right track to being the best you know how.

@RadioChristina and @BrighterSideyyc and online www.christinarowsell.com

Christina Rowsell - RadioAnnouncerBloggerPhotographerVoice Actor, Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter and... part time cook (only when she has time - in between driving to the hockey rink, lacrosse and volunteering...)

The Brighter Side Blog is a blog that shares Good News, Great Ideas & Amazing People. If you have a story to share, feel free to contact Christina.

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Additionally, Christina and her husband Chad are working on a documentary about Lyme Disease in Alberta called The Tiny Tick

21.5.19

Be The Best You | Nurture Your Soul

by Christina Rowsell
@RadioChristina

Nurture Your Soul

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Listen, the universe is talking to you. It’s happening all around you. Do you find yourself seeing the same signs all the time? Whether it’s numbers, songs or people. The universe is talking to you. It’s time to nurture your soul.

Listening to the signs will improve your quality of life. When you start to feed your soul, you’ll start to notice your love of life. So, how do you start to take care of your soul? What exactly are you feeding?

Your soul gives you the ability to live – it gives you your reason and your consciousness. Your soul is where you have perception and thought process. By feeding your soul, you’re giving yourself the strength to live and your sense of purpose. This is why you want to put yourself in a positive space so you can improve your quality of life. By bringing in your positive energy you then connect your soul to your purpose and greatness.

We all have greatness. It’s a matter of tapping into it to share it with the world. The purpose of your soul is to share your greatness for the greater good. When you nurture your soul, your working at a higher frequency that will bring in more positive energy. The more you can nurture your soul the happier you’ll feel. The happier you feel, the better you’ll be at simply being you.

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 and @BrighterSideyyc and online www.christinarowsell.com

Christina Rowsell - RadioAnnouncerBloggerPhotographerVoice Actor, Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter and... part time cook (only when she has time - in between driving to the hockey rink, lacrosse and volunteering...)

The Brighter Side Blog is a blog that shares Good News, Great Ideas & Amazing People. If you have a story to share, feel free to contact Christina.

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Additionally, Christina and her husband Chad are working on a documentary about Lyme Disease in Alberta called The Tiny Tick

19.5.19

Be The Best You | Take A Break

by Christina Rowsell
@RadioChristina

Take a Break

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Know when you need to take a break. Give yourself permission to step away when things get overwhelming. You can’t do everything, as much as you’d like to.

By giving yourself permission to give yourself a break you are telling yourself it’s okay to take care of you. Know that when you are filled with too much to do and when things become unbearable, it’s okay to take a break.

You don’t need to reply to that email right away. You don’t need to post to social media this second. You don’t have to stop everything you’re doing to help someone else. The expectations others have on you were set by you. Let them know that you’re taking a break. They’ll completely understand, and may respect your for taking care of you.

In the long run, breaks increase productivity and creativity. Overworking will only cause you more stress and decrease your health. When you take a break you’ll replenish the energy that was depleted. There’s really no better way of taking care of you than taking the break you deserve.


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 and @BrighterSideyyc and online www.christinarowsell.com

Christina Rowsell - RadioAnnouncerBloggerPhotographerVoice Actor, Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter and... part time cook (only when she has time - in between driving to the hockey rink, lacrosse and volunteering...)

The Brighter Side Blog is a blog that shares Good News, Great Ideas & Amazing People. If you have a story to share, feel free to contact Christina.

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Additionally, Christina and her husband Chad are working on a documentary about Lyme Disease in Alberta called The Tiny Tick

6.5.19

Be The Best You | Expectations


Expectations

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I’ve always been a firm believer in having high expectations, especially of myself. I believed that by setting high expectations I would achieve big things. Letting go of expectations opens up your mind to discover new and exciting opportunities.

So now what, do or don’t you have expectations? I say it’s a bit of both. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to do or be the best you can. Those expectations come from simply getting up in the morning. Setting up your day for success is healthy. However if you set your expectations too high you run the risk of failure. Again, not that failure is a bad thing, but failing daily can be tough on you.

Set your expectations so that you can meet them everyday. When you exceed your own expectations, celebrate your accomplishments. But, let go of your expectations when they become too unbearable to complete. Plus, every now and then don’t set any expectations and see where the day takes you. Let your day flow and evaluate it at the end of the day with gratitude. You may be pleasantly surprised on how your day turns out when you turn off those expectations.

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 and @BrighterSideyyc and online www.christinarowsell.com

Christina Rowsell - RadioAnnouncerBloggerPhotographerVoice Actor, Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter and... part time cook (only when she has time - in between driving to the hockey rink, lacrosse and volunteering...)

The Brighter Side Blog is a blog that shares Good News, Great Ideas & Amazing People. If you have a story to share, feel free to contact Christina. Subscribe YouTube Here, Follow on Twitter @RadioChristina@BrighterSideyyc and LIKE on Facebook ChristinaRowsellMedia and TheBrighterSideyycwww.christinarowsell.com and SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/christina-rowsell.

Additionally, Christina and her husband Chad are working on a documentary about Lyme Disease in Alberta called The Tiny Tick

29.4.19

Be The Best You | Try Something New


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What is holding you back? Is it the fear of the unknown? As much as routine is good for us in the sense that it gives us a path, sometimes we need to try going off the beaten path! Try something new! As frightening as it may seem, you may be pleasantly surprised. Trying something new opens your mind to opportunities you may not have known had existed in the first place.

Start small. Take baby steps. For example, I thought today I’m going to take a different path than I usually do while walking my dog. I had in my mindset that I was trying something new, and I was open to whatever was going to come my way. To my surprise I came across some blossoming flowers I had never seen before! (See attached image.) Honestly, it took me by surprise how open I was to trying something new, and how I was shown these flowers.

The first step to trying something new is to open your mind to the idea. Follow up on this by trying something new, like the new path on your walk or driving a different route to work. Ease yourself into it until you feel pretty good about trying something new. Next think you know, you’ll try listening to different music or watch a show that you never thought you’d like. The point is, by trying something new you are creating opportunities that you never new existed.

So how does this play out in being the best you know how? If you open your mind to new opportunities you may find new ways to better yourself in love, money and time. There’s a saying that says, “If you don’t like what’s happening, then change it.” But that’s the problem; sometimes we don’t know how to change it. We don’t know how to try something new.

Try to be on the lookout for new opportunities and a new way of looking at things. Sometimes the “same old” isn’t working.  By introducing new ideas you may find better path.

@RadioChristina and @BrighterSideyyc and online www.christinarowsell.com
Christina Rowsell - RadioAnnouncerBloggerPhotographerVoice Actor, Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter and... part time cook (only when she has time - in between driving to the hockey rink, lacrosse and volunteering...)

The Brighter Side Blog is a blog that shares Good News, Great Ideas & Amazing People. If you have a story to share, feel free to contact Christina. Subscribe YouTube Here, Follow on Twitter @RadioChristina@BrighterSideyyc and LIKE on Facebook ChristinaRowsellMedia and TheBrighterSideyycwww.christinarowsell.com and SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/christina-rowsell.

Additionally, Christina and her husband Chad are working on a documentary about Lyme Disease in Alberta called The Tiny Tick

22.4.19

Be The Best You | Live in The Now |

by Christina Rowsell
@RadioChristina

Live in the NOW


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You know the saying, the past is behind you and the future is tomorrow, so live in the now! It’s easier said and done. As the past is what makes us who we are today and we all live for the future. But, what if you took a moment to live in the now? Try it. You’re here now, reading this as the world goes on around you. This is a moment to be all about you.

How do you feel? How do you look? Take a deep breath in. Deep breath out. Think about your whole self from head to toe. By taking this time to be in the moment you’re validating your whole being. Yes, you know that there are things from the past that need to be healed in order to move forward to the future. But you won’t get there if you don’t live in this moment right now.

Being fully present in each moment allows you to focus. Worrying about the past won’t get you anywhere, it’s in the past. Worrying about the future only creates stress and builds up anxiety. If you place yourself in the present you’ll be able to focus on the task at hand and be fully aware of where you are, where you came from and where you want to go.

Today’s world is full of distractions. Life happens in the now and if there are too many things going on, slow down and finish one thing at a time. Instead worrying about all the things you need to get done in the future, put your effort into what you’re doing now, then move onto the next task. Live in the now, be in the moment. Let life happen as it’s happening instead of trying to control how it’ll look and feel in the future. One of the best ways to be the best you know how is to live in the now.

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Christina Rowsell - RadioAnnouncerBloggerPhotographerVoice Actor, Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter and... part time cook (only when she has time - in between driving to the hockey rink, lacrosse and volunteering...)

The Brighter Side Blog is a blog that shares Good News, Great Ideas & Amazing People. If you have a story to share, feel free to contact Christina. Subscribe YouTube Here, Follow on Twitter @RadioChristina@BrighterSideyyc and LIKE on Facebook ChristinaRowsellMedia and TheBrighterSideyycwww.christinarowsell.com and SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/christina-rowsell.

Additionally, Christina and her husband Chad are working on a documentary about Lyme Disease in Alberta called The Tiny Tick

15.4.19

Be The Best You | Drive | Week Sixteen

by Christina Rowsell
@RadioChristina

Drive


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Will power isn't always easy to apply. It's more complicated than just trying your best. The power to have will power comes from your drive and determination. It's one thing to want something and to try our best to succeed. But, it's another to have the drive to keep it going.

Your drive will keep you moving forward. There's a determination to be the best you know how. However, our drive can sometimes be brought down by negative thoughts and energy. This is why, from the beginning, you've been focusing on how to quiet the negative nuisances that creep into your daily life.

Your drive is what keeps you focused on your goal. They sometimes say that your dive is what overcomes failure. If you're tired of starting over, then stop quitting.

But, how do you find your drive? How do you find your force to be determined to succeed?

Start with a plan. Make a list. Know your end goal. Be realistic with your expectations to get there. Understand the consequences of starting over. Ask yourself, how many times to I want to start over? or, do you want to reach your goal the first time? Understand the feeling of failure. Know that if you fail, you CAN start over again.

Your drive will come from the feelings of how bad you want it. Most importantly, know that your drive will be driven by hard work. You can't have drive and determination unless you put in the time and energy. If you don't do any of the work, it's not your destiny or your determination.

Put in the work to be the best you, you know how.

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Christina Rowsell - RadioAnnouncerBloggerPhotographerVoice Actor, Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter and... part time cook (only when she has time - in between driving to the hockey rink, lacrosse and volunteering...)

The Brighter Side Blog is a blog that shares Good News, Great Ideas & Amazing People. If you have a story to share, feel free to contact Christina. Subscribe YouTube Here, Follow on Twitter @RadioChristina@BrighterSideyyc and LIKE on Facebook ChristinaRowsellMedia and TheBrighterSideyycwww.christinarowsell.com and SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/christina-rowsell.

Additionally, Christina and her husband Chad are working on a documentary about Lyme Disease in Alberta called The Tiny Tick

8.4.19

Be The Best You | Opportunity | Week Fifteen

by Christina Rowsell
@RadioChristina


Opportunity


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When opportunity knocks it’s easy to give it a try. But, what if opportunity isn’t knocking? You keep waiting for it to happen. Sometimes we ask the Universe for a sign or an opportunity, but we don’t see it, hear it or feel it.

What if your opportunity comes from you creating it? You may or may not have heard of the term carpe diem. It’s a Latin phrase that means seize the day. The saying is used to urge someone to make the most of the present time and give little thought to the future.  

For a moment, be in the present and create your own opportunity and enhance the opportunity. When you move the opportunity forward you are increasing the probability of the opportunity to come to fruition. 

But how do you do this? How do you create your own opportunity? You may need to take a step back, be in the moment and analyze where you are now and where you want to be. 

If you know what steps you need to take, to be where you want to be, see the opportunity. Once you can identify the opportunity you can work your way to it. But, an opportunity is just that if you don’t take steps to making it happen. If you only look at the opportunity from afar, it may turn into a missed opportunity. The only way opportunities will work in your favor is if you have the drive to make them happen. Drive may just be your opportunity. If you have the will to make it happen, it’s an opportunity that won’t have the chance to slip away.

Do the work, see the opportunity, follow through and be come the best you know how.

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Christina Rowsell - RadioAnnouncerBloggerPhotographerVoice Actor, Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter and... part time cook (only when she has time - in between driving to the hockey rink, lacrosse and volunteering...)

The Brighter Side Blog is a blog that shares Good News, Great Ideas & Amazing People. If you have a story to share, feel free to contact Christina. Subscribe YouTube Here, Follow on Twitter @RadioChristina@BrighterSideyyc and LIKE on Facebook ChristinaRowsellMedia and TheBrighterSideyycwww.christinarowsell.com and SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/christina-rowsell.

Additionally, Christina and her husband Chad are working on a documentary about Lyme Disease in Alberta called The Tiny Tick