Add More ~ing to Your Life!

We’re one week in to 2011, and I’m sure everyone is rockin’ and rollin’ with resolutions and goals.  The excitement and energy of a new year is enough to keep you going for a while, but we all know what happens.  More often than not, somewhere between the third week of January and say, March, most people have veered off the path, or even worse, completely given up.

So how do we stay the course and achieve the success and fulfillment that we dream of for the year ahead?

Well, there are several great courses and coaches out there that can be an incredible help.  I’ve worked one-on-one and in groups with coaches and have taken many courses to keep me focused and accountable in pursuit of my dreams.  Whether you’re looking for a life coach, a health coach, a social media coach, a soul purpose coach, a business coach or any other coach, there are many fabulous ones out there.  In fact, if you’re looking for one I can likely point you in the right direction. :-)

One of my very favorite courses is the 100 Day Challenge, which is an unbelievably powerful way to start the year with a bang and make monumental performance gains that will absolutely change your life, both personally and professionally.  This one gets my highest recommendation!

For today’s post, I want to talk about an awesome book I just finished over the holidays that I believe can serve as a guide and companion for the entire year, called Add More ~ing To Your Life, by Gabrielle Bernstein.   This dynamic book is a proven model for bulldozing negative thought patterns and limiting beliefs, and creating lasting personal change so you can live an awesome life.

Gabrielle is all about showing you how to make happiness a way of life by sharpening one’s intitutive senses and activating untapped inspiration.  Sound fabulous?  It is! :-)

What is ~ing anyway?

In a nutshell, your ~ing is your “inner guidance”.   It’s the voice inside of you that screams intuitive loving thoughts and says “bug off” to fear!

So how do we get in sync with our ~ing so that we can forgive the past, release the future and show up for the present with love and faith?

The ~ing Equation

Here’s where the fun begins.  Gabrielle created the “~ing Equation”, which is a 30 day adventurous repetition of physical activity, deliberate positive affirmations and creative visualization meditations. With 12 Equations, this is a perfect way to have fun all year long as you move closer and closer to a rockin’ life filled with happiness.

Gabrielle dives into specific and important issues that build on one another as you step into your greatest potential, owning your power and living in the light.  The Equations include: Healing, Forgiving, Balancing, Mirroring, Releasing, Climbing, Stretching, Quantum Shifting, Focusing, Knowing, Manifesting and finally Adding More ~ing to Your Life!

The basics of the ~ing Equation are this:  Rethinking + Moving + Receiving X 30 days = Changing

Step One, Rethinking, is about retelling your story.  Gabrielle states that “the untold areas of your life are the ego’s playground for nasty thoughts (the ego is the nasty voice of fear).”  So to make the necessary change and replace negative thought patterns with loving ideas, we begin with affirmations.  It’s about making conscious choices that when repeated, recondition our brain and help us achieve big changes in our lives.

Step Two, Rethinking + Moving, is about adding a specific physical activity to the affirmations so that we can shift the way our body responds to our mind.  Considering my two greatest passions are personal development and health, I absolutely LOVE this step.

To give you an example, if you need to let go of an old fearful belief, Gabrielle will have you use dancing to move it through you.   She gives several suggestions (which you are not limited to), with the goal being to find activities that guide you to release and empower you to change.

When this step is done for 20 minutes, you will be guided into the ~ing zone, which is when the energy of your mind and body flow together.  Your mind is free and your body released, leaving you able to access your intuition and hear your inner truthful voice with great clarity.

Step Three, Receiving (Meditating + ~ing write), is the final step of the equation, to be done while you are in the ~ing zone.  This step is a combination of meditating and stream of conscious writing (~ing writing).  When your mind is as clear as it is after step two, you can let go of your left brain’s practicality and welcome the right brain’s intuition and creativity.  This is an unbelievably powerful process for coming up with inspiring ideas!

So immediately following the meditation, you’ll ~ing write, which is basically spilling your unconscious thoughts onto the page.  I’ve done this stream of consciousness writing as a regular practice for many years, but never as part of a process like this one.  I am SO looking forward to this journey, because after just a week in, I am finding the ideas and thoughts coming up to be incredibly powerful and profound.

Of course, the key to this process is Repeating, which we all know is the key to any lasting change in life.  I really see this as a journey to discover the infinite capacity of our personal energy, and the power to manifest the life of our dreams.

Are You Ready to Add More ~ing To Your Life?

I am so grateful to have found my way to the wisdom and fun that this book provides.  I’m not sure it’s a book that most guys would love, but guys, the woman in your life will love it!  :-)   This book makes personal growth fun, empowering and enlightening, and will take you out of your head and into a state of absolute bliss.

So whether you decide to read the book and begin the journey of Adding More ~ing to your Life, with the whole rest of the year ahead of us, I invite you to decide on SOMETHING that will keep you moving forward and in the flow of creation.  Because your dreams ARE of course possible.  So why NOT go for them full-out? :-)

If you’ve enjoyed this post, please use the buttons at the top of the post to share it with your friends and followers.   I’d love to hear in the comments, what is your plan for staying on track for the year?  I’d love to be inspired by your ideas as well!

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49 Responses to “Add More ~ing to Your Life!”

  1. This book sounds incredible. I will have to add it to my wish list.

    I’m on a similar path of self-improvement through a program called Tools to Life – http://www.toolstolife.com, which is a free 90 day self-improvement program. I am on Day 10 and I am finding it to be of great value. By the end of the 90 days, you have the TOOLS to create the life that you want for yourself. It is very similar to the process you describe above in that it teaches you to take control of your life – your happiness/attitude, developing healthier habits, and creating the life you want. You literally train your brain for success.

    Wendy
    Wendy Hewlett´s last blog post ..Tips For Success in 2011

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    bethallen Reply:

    The book was incredible, Wendy. Let me know if you read it! Thank you so much for sharing this program ~ a free 90 days self-improvement program? You can’t go wrong there! This will be a great resource for people….this is exactly the kind of thing I was hoping to see in the comments! :) It really is all about training our brains for success. Thanks again!

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  2. Mandy June
    Twitter: gobankingrates
    10. Jan, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    When I think of more -ing I’m thinking of that added zest in one’s attitude. That extra jump or leap of enthusiasm and joy that everyone needs more of in their life.

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  3. This sounds like a fascinating book!

    Changing our negative thoughts and beliefs is the key to helping us to become more successful. When you get down to it, we are really the only one standing in the way of our own success, and if we could learn to overcome ourselves, we could learn to do great things. This book sounds like it can help you do just that.

    Definitely will add it to my reading list! Thanks for sharing it!
    Grady Pruitt@How to Build Self Esteem´s last blog post ..How to Build Self Confidence by Being Yourself

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  4. Trish Kirby
    Twitter: TrishKirbine
    11. Jan, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Hi Beth,

    Thank you so much for the write up for this book. It’s already on my Amazon wishlist. There were some great suggestions which I will be putting into practice.

    Looking forward to your next article!!

    God Bless,
    Trish
    Trish Kirby´s last blog post ..Ask and you will receive…

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    bethallen Reply:

    Oh Trish, you will LOVE this book! I look forward to hearing from you when you do read it! :)

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  5. Beth,
    What an amazing book to read. Sounds like you take the process and actually ~ing through the steps. Much more powerful than just reading the words.

    I am definitely adding this to my book list.
    Thanks,
    Val :)
    Val Wilcox´s last blog post ..Dream It…Live It!

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    bethallen Reply:

    Hi Val, yes it really is a new favorite of mine! You absolutely ~ing through the steps…..which does make it incredibly powerful. :) I look forward to hearing your thoughts when you read it!

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  6. Hey Beth, Great Content you have here. I look forward to hearing more of what you have to say.

    Much Success,

    Eric Burnett
    Eric Burnett´s last blog post ..How To Get 513 Laser-Targeted Prospects for Your Business Over &amp Over Again!

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    bethallen Reply:

    Thanks Eric! It’s great to connect with you this week, thanks for reaching out on facebook! :)

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  7. Hi Beth,

    I like the process, it resonates with me.

    The meditating step helps to empty your mind. The nasty little ego fears dig deep and hang on for dear life. By meditating you learn to face, embrace and release these thoughts so that you can progress.

    Thanks for sharing your insight Beth.

    RB
    Ryan Biddulph´s last blog post ..Use these 4 Power Verbs to Build a Responsive Mammoth List for Your Home Based Opportunity

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    bethallen Reply:

    Hey Ryan. Yes, the process REALLY resonated with me as well (thus the post)! ;) Meditation really does a world of good for the vice grip of the ego! Add the other elements of the ~ing equation and your mind will be blown! LOVE this book!

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  8. Jacqueline Gates
    Twitter: jacquelinegates
    12. Jan, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    What a fabulous book ~ definitely on my wishlist too.

    I’ve been doing the same sort of thing each morning since 1.1.11 but not consecutively. I do 15 minutes of yoga sun salutations (which could be considered move ~ing) and then in the evening I do some journal writing and a bit of meditation.
    I’m going to try doing them one after the other in the morning as you’ve suggested.

    Should be an interesting experiment because I can see how one state would lead to another.

    Great write-up and post, Beth.
    Isn’t it fun how the right tools arrive seemingly ‘out of the blue’ just when one is ready for them??
    Jacqueline Gates´s last blog post ..Intent vs Goals Part 2

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    bethallen Reply:

    Hello Goddess! Yes, the right tools do always arrive at the right time ~ along the lines of “the teacher will appear when the student is ready.” Congratulations on your new routine ~ doesn’t it feel AMAZING! Or should I say SCRUMPTIOUS! :) I’d love to hear how the shift of putting them back to back goes for you….and Jacqui, you will LOVE this book! :) Thanks for visiting!

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  9. Hi Beth!
    The process you described sounds a lot like trance and hypnotherapy. I’ve undergone a similarly liberating process, where the mind is forced to give up limiting beliefs and change your financial blueprint almost overnight. I’ve written about it in one of my book reviews on my blog and is actually an incredibly powerful technique used by author T Harv Eker.
    Yasser Khan
    Yasser Khan´s last blog post ..Why Deliver

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    bethallen Reply:

    Thanks for adding this, Yasser. I have done similar work in seminars as well ~ I have not attended the Millionaire Mind Intensive yet, but many of my friends have and it’s on my list. Just the timing hasn’t been good when he’s been in town. Hopefully soon as I’ve heard it’s incredibly powerful! So many great resources….always room for growth and expansion. :) Wonderful world….thanks for stopping by! I look forward to visiting your blog later today. :)

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  10. Hello again Beth,
    What an excellent review of what seems to be a great and influential book.

    I just don’t think we can ever stop learning can we? Or if we don’t then life becomes just a drudge as we settle for today without really looking forward to a better tomorrow.

    Thank you for an uplifting post

    Peter
    peter chapman´s last blog post ..How I Turned 10 into a 214301 a month MLM Business

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    bethallen Reply:

    Hi Peter ~ thanks! Yes, this book is really fabulous. And no, if we stopped learning we’d stop growing and life would be so incredibly dull! No settling here! :) I’m glad you enjoyed my post.

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  11. Great ideas! I’m ready to add more ing to my life! I’m going to have to look for the book next time I’m at the book store. Thanks for the write-up!

    Blessings,
    Jessica
    http://www.ascendingthehills.blogspot.com
    Jessica Mokrzycki´s last blog post ..Unity Amidst Division- Finding Common Ground-Thomas Merton

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    bethallen Reply:

    So glad to hear you’re ready to add more ~ing to your life, Jessica! It’s a great journey to embrace! The book is available at Amazon, should you want it sooner. :) Thanks for visiting, I look forward to connecting more!

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  12. This an excellent tool for individuals to banish away negativity
    while surrounding ourselves with positivity. You get out of something what you put into it. Thanks for sharing this Beth.

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    bethallen Reply:

    Absolutely right, Jorge! This book definitely requires putting consistent and conscious effort in, but a free, year long journey of growth and happiness? You can’t beat that! :) And the results when you do follow through? Well you definitely can’t beat that!

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  13. Hi Beth,

    Sounds like a great read.

    I like creating positive lasting change. Especially in this society with the recent events of our economy, a book like this would come in handy.

    Thanks for the review Beth!

    Tommy D.
    Tommy DiPietro | Social Networking´s last blog post ..How An Attack From The Mad Russian Makes A Better MLM Blogger

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    bethallen Reply:

    I’m glad to hear you like creating positive lasting change ~ I’d be worried if you didn’t! ;) Kidding aside, I think one of the biggest blocks in personal development is that people take a weekend course, have that epiphany, are on a high for X amount of time, and then life slides back in…..well the thing I love about this book, is it’s a year long journey. THAT’S the path to true lasting change. Glad you enjoyed the review, Tommy!

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  14. Beth,
    This book sounds incredible. So many important pieces: releasing, focusing, manifesting, … I especially like that she speaks about MOVING! Moving our bodies, moving our energies, that is where the flow begins to create! When I don’t MOVE physically, everything slows down and gets lost.
    Thanks so much,
    Adam
    Dr. Adam Sheck´s last blog post ..Does Kissing Have An Expiration Date

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    bethallen Reply:

    Hi Adam ~ yes, this book is incredible! The moving piece was big for me too ~ as a personal trainer/ holistic health coach, getting America moving is right up there with one of my greatest passions! And you are absolutely right…moving our bodies AND our energy….that’s when the magic is created. And that’s what this book does so powerfully.

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  15. This book sounds incredible. Thank you so much for sharing such a gem of consciousness.
    It is so good to be back and reading your blog again, giving me insight all the time.
    Blessings,
    Donna

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    bethallen Reply:

    Oh Donna, you’d love this book! :) A gem of consciousness….so well said. I am glad to have you back around, and after my move and things are settled a bit, we’ll have to catch up by phone. Lots of love ~ Beth

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  16. A great review. Wow, what is quantum shifting. That implies something mediphysical. Looking up the term in google now… interesting stuff
    Gary Young China Sourcing´s last blog post ..Links for 2011-01-14 delicious

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    bethallen Reply:

    Hey Gary ~ Yes, the chapter on Quantum Shifting was awesome. Quantum shifting is essentially about shifting your perceptions of who you are and what you’re capable of so that you can experience “quantum moments” along your journey. Most change happens with time, but there are moments, when we are open to them, where monumental change can happen overnight. Obviously I’m talking about positive change. This is the work of this chapter! I’d be interested what a google search brought up, having read Gabrielle’s unique and spirited writing style….I’ll have to go check that out! Glad you enjoyed the review and thanks for visiting!

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    bethallen Reply:

    Yes, Julie…this book definitely lends itself to a WOW experience! :) Sounds like you are working on some great stuff ~ Louise Hay’s is amazing. The ~ing writing in conjunction with the other steps really is profound. I know you’ll love this book!

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  18. Hi Beth,

    let me tell you, although I’m probably not going to read this book, I totally resonate with… “So whether you decide to read the book and begin the journey of Adding More ~ing to your Life, with the whole rest of the year ahead of us, I invite you to decide on SOMETHING that will keep you moving forward and in the flow of creation. Because your dreams ARE of course possible. So why NOT go for them full-out? :-)”

    Home Run!

    Thanks,

    David Paul
    the Follow Your Bliss guy
    David H. Paul@following your bliss´s last blog post ..How to Use Hypnosis for Autosuggestion

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    bethallen Reply:

    Thanks so much David! From my recent visit to your blog, I’d say you are definitely in the flow of creating and doing great work to add more ~ing to your life! :) Great stuff, best of luck to you on your intentions for the year ahead!

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  19. Janet
    Twitter: janetcallaway
    21. Jan, 2011 at 2:00 am

    Beth, aloha. Thx for the book recommendation. It sounds terrific. “Challenges” such as this where you are accountable for certain actions/activities make it easier to comply and thus get results. Off to Amazon. Aloha. Jnaet

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    bethallen Reply:

    Aloha Janet! It really is a terrific book ~ gets you thinking out of the box, fully inspired, and while it is designed as a year’s worth of work, of course, in the end accountability and follow through lie in the hands of the reader. :) But she does make it so fun that you really WANT to keep at it! Enjoy!

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  20. Zutchelli Morales
    Twitter: http://getfoundandprofit.com
    21. Jan, 2011 at 9:53 am

    I should have my own copy of that book. Thank you so much for sharing it in here. Over-all your post is awesome!
    Zutchelli Morales´s last blog post ..CES 2011 – Showing Why Mobile Matters

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    bethallen Reply:

    Hi Zutchelli ~ I’m glad you enjoyed my post, and you will definitely enjoy the book! Thanks for visiting!

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  21. Thanks for this!

    I always hate making New Year’s Resolutions simply because they are so notorious for being broken so soon! This is great advice for actually following through and accomplishing your goals. :)

    Thanks,
    Jenny
    Jenny´s last blog post ..Power of Two Giveaway Winner!

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    bethallen Reply:

    Hi Janet ~ You’re welcome! That’s what I love about this book ~ really for any resolutions to stick there needs to be a long term plan in place. A consistent practice and something/ someone to support you along the way. Enjoy the book, and thanks for stopping by!

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  22. Hi Beth,

    your article describes something I am doing and it is so good to have it confirmed againg that I am on the right track.

    I love writing to my inner being which helps me gain clarity and I use affirmations to reprogram my beliefs.

    I enjoyed reading your post. Thank you for sharing!
    Love and Joy
    Yorinda
    Yorinda´s last blog post ..Believe and achieve abundance

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    bethallen Reply:

    That’s wonderful to hear that you are already doing these things ~ I had been too, and found the process revealed through the combination presented in this book to be incredibly profound. I love that you write to your inner being ~ that is work that can be healing, creative or enlightening…..sounds like you are doing some great work, Yorinda! :)

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  23. This was truely a movING post. Bethallen you always hit the critical points at just the right time. The new year well on it’s way and your post finds me meanderING along my way.

    Sure I’ve been thinkING and considerING but the swing in momentum has not fully come into play. I love the way this book persuades us this way.

    Tomorrow will indeed be a swINGING day! thank you! Jim
    Teach Jim´s last blog post ..Is YOUR Education Stopping YOUR Online Business Success

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    bethallen Reply:

    LovING your comment, Jim! And thank you for your kind words. Sounds like now is the perfect time to get swingING into that momentum…..there’s no better time than now, in fact! :)

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  24. Thanks for sharing this Beth,

    It sounds like a great book. I love the three steps, especially that the first two are rethinking and moving. Too often we can take action based on a false premise. Right understanding without action to “get it into our systems” is only theory. It sounds more complete and holistic than most approaches.
    Paul Reimers@Network Marketing Online´s last blog post ..Abundance in Four Minutes

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    bethallen Reply:

    Sure thing, Paul. This book is a very holistic approach, which I’m sure is why it resonated so much with me as a holistic health coach! And you are absolutely right, nothing happens without action, and it is only when we’ve done some work to ensure that the place we’re operating from is sound that the actions are effective. Thanks for visiting!

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  25. Great post and thanks for sharing the info on the book. I had not heard of this one, but now have it on my list to read.

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    bethallen Reply:

    Glad to hear it’s on your list ~ it’s a dynamic read for sure! :) Thanks for stopping by, Dan.

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  26. Very inspiring. Adding these “ing” in our lives would definitely help us achieve our goals. This is such an inspiration. I would definitely get this book. Thanks for sharing!

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