3 Thought Changes to Function Better, Create More of What You Want in Life and Live More Intentionally

It’s always nice connecting with like-minded individuals.  Jane and I are all about sharing – sharing information, pictures, recipes and great resources.  Today, we want to share with you some insights from a friend of ours – Marianne Cherico.  I’ve only known her a short time, but from the first time we spoke, I felt elevated and can always count on her for a little pick-me-up.

Those of you who have worked with us or followed us for awhile know that our philosophy of nourishing yourself goes way beyond the food you put in your body, so we asked Marianne if she could add some words of wisdom to our blog.  Lucky for us she said yes. We are thrilled to share her beautiful insights below.

Nourish Your Mind and Spirit for a More Vibrant You

We all know how important it is to have the proper nutrition for optimal health but we often don’t think about what nourishes our minds. Many people allow thoughts to enter their minds by default and they don’t realize how these thoughts will affect them either positively or negatively. They also don’t understand how much they can actually control their thoughts and ultimately their results.

Here are 3 ways you can control what you think about so that you can function better, create more of what you want in your life and live more intentionally – creating a more vibrant you!

Start With a Cleanse and Detox
Our thoughts are created from the time we are young, before we develop a discriminating sense of whether or not they will serve us. They are not reality, but a symptom of how we perceive reality.

For instance, if you were told from a young age that you “were not too bright” by someone you care about you would begin to believe that it is true. After all why would someone you care about say that if it is not true? In your young mind you wouldn’t think things like: “Maybe this comes from a place of self hate, jealousy, fear, etc. and really has nothing to do with me but is all about the person where these words came from”.

These thoughts of you being “not too bright” can become your beliefs – your perception of reality and you believe them to be true. They may be obvious to you or you may be holding them in your subconscious. These messy little devils clog up our lives, cause mayhem and prevent us from believing in our dreams and living our best lives.

The first step in getting rid of these “toxins” is to recognize them when they come up and then visualize flushing them out of our system-getting rid of all that self sabotaging gunk-just like when you are flushing out toxins from your system.

Ahhhhhh, feels so good!

Fuel Your Thoughts with More Empowering Thoughts
The next step is to fuel your thoughts with empowering thoughts so that when you feel as though you “aren’t bright enough” to ask for a raise, start a new business, go back to school, etc. remind yourself that you have everything it takes to get what you want and that you will not let the false opinions of others (or foo) dictate what you are capable of. Don’t let other people’s “stuff” rent space in your head and heart. You have to start looking at the world differently.

Have a mantra ready that works for you-something like: Joyful mature woman smiling

  • I am perfectly capable of creating whatever I want in my life
  • I will only feed my mind with positive, nourishing thoughts that will fuel my desires
  • I am amazing and can handle anything
  • I totally believe in me

The way you talk to yourself is so important! Fill your head and heart with quality thoughts-not foofoo. You’ve got this!

Drink Up Universal Truths that Inspire You-
So now that you have cleansed your mind of toxic waste and have begun fueling it with positive thoughts, take it up a notch by tapping into your inner wisdom and the power of the Universe.

According to Law of Attraction (which by the way is not woo woo-it is based on Quantum Physics) – what you focus on expands. What most people don’t understand is that you must focus on what you want, not on what you don’t want. This is a really important distinction because often we dwell on the fact that we don’t have enough, money, time, love, etc. But what we really need to fill our minds up with is focusing on creating a crystal clear vision of what we do want and seeing it in our lives now in all of its subtle nuances.

So if you want more love, for instance, start noticing all the love given to you now. Maybe someone did something loving to you at the grocery store or you had a conversation with a friend who really “sees you”. Start taking note and appreciating these moments and you will have more and more.

Drink up all of the love that the universe is sending you and add more from yourself. This is the super charged high octane fuel for your spirit. This fuel will help you live your truest, most amazing life!

It is so important to feed your mind, body and spirit with the good stuff. You are responsible for what you allow to enter so make sure that you are selective. If you do this, you will feel more energetic, hopeful and inspired to live full out!


Mare-prof Marianne Cherico helps Baby Boomer women create a life filled with joy, passion and purpose so that they can create a Smokin’ Hot Second Half. She is proud to be a member of this generation of women who changed the world for women, presenting future generations with limitless opportunities to thrive and grow into lives that are meaningful and authentic. It is Marianne’s sincerest pleasure to help these women find their purpose, work through limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs and step into their own brand of magnificence.

You can get a taste of Marianne’s teachings by downloading her free report “How to Plan for a Smokin’ Hot Second Half” on her website here: http://www.coachingbymarianne.com

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Jane and Stephanie, creators of The Simply Nourished Solution™, are nutritionists who help women over 50 go from overweight, frustrated, and inflamed to lighter and healthier so they can be more active, feel good in their bodies, and live the second half of life with energy and confidence. Their 3-pronged approach, which can fit into any lifestyle, encompasses not only wholesome energizing foods but powerful habit and mindset shifts.


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