2.9.19

Be The Best You | For The Love Of Animals

by Christina Rowsell
@RadioChristina

For The Love Of Pets

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They say that a pet has a love that is unconditional. Why wouldn’t anyone want that? Unconditional love is affection without any limitations, or a love without condition. By petting a dog, it can boost your immune system. They say that cat owners can reduce their risk of a heart attack by 30 percent. There’s even benefits to watching fish swim – it lowers your blood pressure.

But our love between our dog, cat, horse, bird hamster, reptile, etc., goes beyond love. This companionship has huge impacts on our lives and health. Even if you don’t have a pet you can reap the benefits by just visiting one. Animals help improve our mental, physical and social health.

One, obvious, benefit is the amount of physical health you can receive when you have a dog or other animal that requires activity. Studies have proven that people who own a dog often have less body fat and are more mobile and get more exercise. With more exercise it often helps your mood as well.  

Having a pet also helps your mood and lowers your blood pressure. Pets often help people relieve stress, reduce the risk of heart disease and alleviate depression. Even if you don’t have a pet or can’t have one for some reason, try to visit a pet or interact with a pet. Sometimes medical conditions or social conditions hold us back from enjoying pets of our own. However there are plenty of other ways to enjoy the benefits of a pet. Visit a pet in a shelter or ask a relative or friend if you can visit them.

The love of an animal truly is unconditional, so benefit your own life by embracing their love! The love of an animal will truly help you be the best you.

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Christina Rowsell - Radio Announcer, Blogger, Photographer, Voice Actor, Mother, Wife... and part time cook (only when she has time - in between driving to the hockey rink, lacrosse and crafting...)

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1.9.19

Be The Best You | Self-Validation

by Christina Rowsell
@RadioChristina

Self-Validation


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Are you taking care of your own thoughts and ideas? Self-validation is so important. By validating your own ideas you allow you mind to be who you are meant to be. In the past on The Brighter Side we explored the power of validation where it allows us to accept our feelings, thoughts and experiences. (YYC Xpress Yourself)

Self-validation of your thoughts and emotions can help calm you. When you’re calm, you can effectively manage your thoughts and ideas in a more relaxed way. Self-validation will give you a better understanding of your identity and emotions.

Self-validation is not simple though. You’ll need to be mindful and present to validate your thoughts, ideas and emotions. This will be an internal experience. To be mindful you must find a quiet space where you can be with your thoughts. Being mindful is to be present in the moment. Start with your breath, breathe in and breathe out. Focus on taking that breath and then releasing it. Listen to your breathing and feel your breathing. You are now mindful in the present moment. By being present you are grounding yourself and listening to your inner true self. This is exactly what you need to validate your thoughts, ideas and emotions. You’ll get better at being mindful the more you do it.

So, why do we need to validate our thoughts, ideas and emotions? Suppressing or ignoring them can build up negative consequences. However if you accept them and understand them you will recognize what makes you happy and what doesn’t, therefore giving you the tools to move in a more positive environment. 

After self-validation remember you are in charge of how you want to react to how you are feeling, to what you are thinking and how you want to move forward. If your self-validation puts you in a place of anger or sadness, choose to be present in a calm way to find emotions that can help you move forward in a more positive way. Self-validation is an essential tool you need to understand who you are as a person, and what you need to be the best you.

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Christina Rowsell - Radio Announcer, Blogger, Photographer, Voice Actor, Mother, Wife... and part time cook (only when she has time - in between driving to the hockey rink, lacrosse and crafting...)

The Brighter Side Blog is all abut Good News, Great Ideas and Amazing People.

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12.8.19

Be The Best You | Maintenance Check Nutrition

by Christina Rowsell

Maintenance Check Nutrition

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Perhaps on January 1st you made the decision to be the best you know how. Not only did that include your mental state, but you wanted to look after you whole body. Let’s do a maintenance check with your nutrition. Not only are you nurturing your mind, but are you also nurturing your body?

A healthier you makes for a better you. Checking in on your nutrition is important. Trust me, it’s not always easy to stay on track, this I know from experience. But, if I set up a time to check in once in a while I can re-evaluate what I’m putting into my body. On Week 6 we talked about the Gift of Health. In order to be the best you, you need to be a healthy you.

One of the best ways to keep track of your proper nutrition is to track your food. You don’t need to do it forever, but do it long enough to understand what you’re putting into your body. Food tracking has been proven to be an effective way to balance your nutrition for optimal health. If you’re new to tracking, I recommend two options. First, if you’re a pen-to-paper type of person, I recommend starting a food journal. I created a downloadable PDF for you to keep track if you wish. You can download a Meal Planner HERE

Second, if you’re someone on the run and like technology at your fingertips, I recommend MyFitnessPal. It’s a free App in the App store and online HERE. The APP is amazing! Apple Store 

The free version is truly awesome. You just add food into your diary and it’ll track your calories, fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbs, fibre, protein, sugar and vitamin’s. Now if you’re not counting calories, this is still a great app to track your food and what your intake is.

But why do I need to track? There’s a great article from the Michigan State University on the benefits of tracking your food.  “Tracking your food intake will give you insight into many aspects of your eating habits. Each food group provides us with nutrients crucial for maintaining health.”  Which brings us back to why we need to check in on our nutrition… to make sure that we are being the best we can be… and you are at your best when you are healthy. 

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Christina Rowsell - RadioAnnouncerBloggerPhotographer
Voice 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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5.8.19

Be The Best You | Leverage Your Strengths

by Christina Rowsell

Leverage Your Strengths

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What are you good at? What are you really good at? Self-evaluation of your strengths will help you leverage any situation. But you first have to discover what your strengths are.

You can start by looking at your emotional intelligence. This is where you look over your ability to think, your ability to connect and your ability to move forward in life. All three are imperative to understanding what you’re capable of.

With your emotional intelligence you’ll look at how optimistic you are, how resilient you are and how you’re able to move forward from any situation. How this ties into leveraging your strengths is by understand what you’re good at gives you the ability to get more out of what you want.

Outside of your emotional intelligence, take a look at what comes natural to you. Some questions you can ask yourself are, am I self-motivated, do I have determination, am I physically strong? Perhaps you’re naturally creative? Are you funny? Can you make someone smile? Sit down and write out all the skills you have. From cooking to comfort. Being self aware of your capabilities means you can do more of what you’re good at.

Perhaps the best way to find out your strengths is to ask someone else. We often don’t see the skills that others see in us. The point is, by understanding what you’re good at will help you be the best you know how.
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Christina Rowsell - RadioAnnouncerBloggerPhotographer
Voice 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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29.7.19

Be The Best You | Mind Your Manners

by Christina Rowsell

Mind Your Manners

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“Don’t forget your p’s and q’s.” A simple please and thank you can go a long way.  

At this stage of the game you don’t need to be reminded of how far manners will take you. But, think of how you feel when someone treats you with dignity, polite manners and respect. However, moods can step in the way to change the way we treat people.

There’s a saying, "Kindness is contagious." The “golden rule’ is to treat others as you expect to be treated. And, if you’re kind, your energy and demeanor can wear off on someone else. This can be particularly helpful during conflict and in situations that escalate. Polite manners can, sometimes, adjust the view and attitude of any situation

Good manners are taught at a very young age. Children learn that by having good manners they get treated with more respect. As adults, it’s imperative to remember those manners to earn respect from others. Polite and selfless people are also effective communicators.

There’s also an interesting chain reaction when people encounter someone who is polite. When someone is polite to another person the interaction changes between the two. The mannerism change as does the tone of the conversation. When you effectively communicate with polite manners you’re steering the conversation for a positive outcome.  

You’ll find that when your conscious of your manners it’ll also change the way you talk to others. It will also wear off on your energy and change your mood. All of this to help you be the best you, you know how. 

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Christina Rowsell - RadioAnnouncerBloggerPhotographer
Voice 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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22.7.19

Be The Best You | Music

by Christina Rowsell

Music

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Find your space to enjoy music. Music has been proven as an extremely effective stress management tool. From lowering your blood pressure to decreasing stress, music can have relaxing effects on your mind and body.

Now, most studies have shown that slow, classical music can benefit your physiological functions and can slow your pulse and heart rate down – creating a more relaxed environment. However, don’t discredit the music genre you love. By listening to whatever music moves you will help you.

There’s something special about music. Music can take you and your mind to a place that is serene, lively or just relaxing. The important thing to remember about listening to music is that it inspires you to be the best you.

Every listen to the radio, hear a particular song and instantly you’re thinking back to where you were the first time you heard that song? Music can help you remember a happy memory, make you feel happy or just lift you up. This is why I want you to listen to music that moves you.

Studies have proven that our brain has different pathways for processing music like melody, tempo, rhythm, pitch and speech. Slower music tends to bring our heart rate down and will slow your breathing down. So, obviously, fast music will increase all of this, but can also lift your mood.

Listening to music can also release creative ideas. By nurturing your creative side, you can create balance with your world. Listening to music is an essential part of helping you 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.

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15.7.19

Calaway Park Friday Family Fun Nights

by Christina Rowsell

Calgary Get Away

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A great get away just outside the is just 10 km West of Calgary along the Trans Canada Highway. Calaway Park is Western Canada's Largest Outdoor Family Amusement Park. Operating on 100 acres of land, this amusement park has 32 rides... and counting. As they continue to grow, over the years they keep growing and expanding.

Calaway Park opened their doors in 1982 with 14 rides. Today (2019) there's 32 rides, 20 food locations, 24 skill testing games and five attractions.

My family and I had the chance to visit Calaway Park for their Friday Family Fun Nights. SO MUCH FUN! I didn't expect anything else. But, what's amazing is that the park is a one pay gate. This year, (2019) Friday Family Fun Nights all month in July is special pricing of $17.95 per person starting at 5pm. That gets you in for all the excitement! All the rides. All the shows. All the live entertainment.

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My youngest is the trill seeker and wanted to do all the exciting rides... I however like rides close to the ground!! And if it's too hot, you can always head to the 3D theatre for a short family friendly film in the air-conditioned Cinemagic 3 theatre.

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Timber Falls was a huge hit for our family!! You get a thrill from three high velocity drops and zig-zag river. And if you're on the sidelines, for a loonie or toonie you can play along with two explosive water cannons. Trust me, they won't expect it!

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A new ride this year (2019) is the Bumble Blast. It looks innocent, but it's a spinning coaster along a figure-eight track! The little thrill seeker in your family will love it.

It really is a great experience right in our own back yard. If you've never been, GO! If it's been a while, GO! It's a great time at Calaway park!

Our adventure was July 12, 2019 for the Calaway Comic Fest for Kids. A sweet experiences with the photo op zone. Visit https://www.calawaypark.com for more information.

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.

Be The Best You | Look In Your Own Community | Volunteer

by Christina Rowsell

Look In Your Own Community
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Working at a radio station I’m often asked by people where a good place to volunteer is. We have the need in our hearts to give back, but sometimes don’t know where to start.

Start by looking in your own community. Sometimes there’s plenty of opportunity to give back right around the corner. Call the local community centre and see if they know if any charities that are looking for volunteers. Or you can simply check out google and find out volunteering opportunities in your city.

Plenty of studies suggest, the more you give the happier you’ll feel. Volunteering is a great way to improve your self-confidence and increases your sense of accomplishment. But if we stay true to our topic, on how you can be the best you, know that volunteering and helping out reduces stress and depression. By volunteering you’re giving yourself a sense of purpose.

There was an American report on the health benefits of volunteering. There’s a great quote in this study too that says, “… there is also a common wisdom that those who give of themselves also receive.”

Here’s a few charities we support: 100 Kids Calgary, 100 Women Who Care, Calgary Humane Society, Made By Momma and more.

Get out and volunteer to be the best you know how.

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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

11.7.19

Be The Best You | Forgiveness

by Christina Rowsell
@RadioChristina

Forgiveness

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Zig Ziglar said, “There will always be people in your life who treat you wrong. Be sure to thank them for making you strong.” That might be the perfect place to start in your journey of forgiveness.

I truly love that quote from Zig Ziglar because it helps you find a path towards healing. Forgiveness isn’t easy. In fact, many people go their whole lives without forgiving. Having the burden of hurt on your shoulders weighs heavy on your thoughts and emotions. If you allow hurt from your past to hold you down there will never be an opportunity to move forward.

In order to start the process of forgiveness you must first believe that forgiveness is achievable. You need to believe that you can forgive someone for their actions. But first you need to know that the original action was theirs, not yours. Sometimes we believe that people do terrible things to us because of our own fault. Not true! It was their actions, and they chose to do those things to you. You were the recipient of their actions, and by no means is that your fault. You are in control of your own actions. Remember that if someone decides to choose to hurt you, it is not your fault. Once you forgive yourself for something you didn’t choose to do, you can move forward to forgiving them for their actions.

But, why do you need to forgive them. You don’t. You don’t need to forgive them if you choose not to. However if you live with not forgiving them, the actions they choose to do to you will weigh heavy in your life.

There’s a great site called the Power of Positivity and they have a great article on how to truly forgive someone and how to let it go here https://www.powerofpositivity.com/psychologists-explain-truly-forgive-someone-let-go/. This article explains why it’s hard to do and how to find your path to forgiveness. What I love is how this article explains how forgiveness is a choice. You are not responsible to others actions, but you are fully responsible for your own.

The power of forgiveness gives you the ability to move forward.

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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

9.7.19

Be The Best You | No More Excuses

by Christina Rowsell
@Radio Christina 

No More Excuses

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I remember someone saying to me, “If is a big word.” At the time I was young and didn’t really know what it meant. From what I’ve figured out, it means that “if” is one of those words requires a BIG leap of faith. It’s a word that can only work IF you’re willing to go after it.

IF only I had more money. IF only I had more time. IF only I was stronger. But, what IF you didn’t need more money, time or strength? What IF you stop finding excuses and actually did what you wanted to do. It’s time to stop finding excuses and to just do. If you’re picking up what I’m saying, then you’re probably thinking, “You’re right. What am I waiting for?” But, if you are afraid, and you always find something that stops you, then you’re someone who may find excuses to not live the life you’ve always wanted.

So, how do you stop having an excuse for everything? Excuses will only limit your capabilities. If you understand that excuses rationalize your actions – for not moving forward – then you can start to recognize the excuses you’re making up. Those excuses to circumstances are often the main reason you’re not able to accomplish what you desire! If you want to get more out of your life, stop finding an excuse to not move on it.

First you have to understand why you make excuses. Is it out of fear? Are you afraid of what you aren’t sure your capable of? If your excuses are out of fear, you’ll tend to avoid the situation at all costs, and make up an excuse to not do it. Fear can also mean fear of failure or fear of the unknown. By recognizing fear you can begin to understand your excuses and work towards a solution.

Another common reason for making excuses is the lack of motivation. But, understanding what motivates you will help you set goals and move forward. When you understand why you make excuses you’ll be able to start moving forward to doing and being the best you can be. You have the potential to do and be anything you want, IF you stop making excuses.

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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

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.

@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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

21.5.19

Be The Best You | Nurture Your Soul

by Christina Rowsell
@RadioChristina

Nurture Your Soul

Image © www.christinarowsell.com
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.

@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.

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