Updated: Oct 21, 2019
Using Your Imagination
Leslie Juvin-Acker has dedicated her life to helping others help themselves by showing them that they have the power to change their thoughts. Leslie is so educated on the power of our thoughts and she breaks down how we can all make positive changes. I love Leslie’s story and all of the tools that she provides to help others improve their well-being. In this episode Leslie talks about the power of positive thoughts, using your imagination, and starting with what’s physical.
THE POWER OF POSITIVE THOUGHTS
Leslie has an amazing story of how she took control of her life to get her to where she is today. One of my favorite things that Leslie says in this episode is about her struggle with postpartum depression. Leslie felt like she had no control or power over the way she felt. And then she had a life changing realization that she needed to start making choices about her own care. Leslie says, if I couldn’t control how I felt, then I could control how I thought. And that’s what she did. I can relate to this so much in those times when I am feeling completely overwhelmed and out of control about my emotions. Starting to focus on my thoughts is an amazing tool that really helps me rationalize.
USING YOUR IMAGINATION
I love when Leslie speaks about the power of our subconscious. She reminds us that we are all highly imaginative beings and that we need to use that imagination for good. Leslie suggests that instead of imagining the worst possible scenario all of the time (I am totally guilty of this!), that we should start imagining the best possible scenario. She says, our subconscious mind has so much power. If we can start making more loving choices in the present, that will help us to grow later on. Leslie says that the body can either grow or it can protect itself, it can’t do both at the same time. She says, if we are in stress mode, trying to protect our self, we are stopping our growth processes. Leslie is exactly the reminder that I need to focus on having less stress and more love in my life!
STARTING WITH WHAT’S PHYSICAL
I love how Leslie breaks down how to take control of your wellness. She says, your body will tell you when you are under stress. Which is so true! When we are dealing with stressors emotionally and mentally, it usually takes it’s toll on our physical bodies as well. When this happens, Leslie suggests starting with what’s physical, which I love so much because I am always talking about the power of our environments and our routines.
Leslie likens this to watching negative programming on TV. If you don’t like it, you need to change the channel. Leslie says that it’s easiest to start with what’s physical because it can be the most obvious to make changes here. We can start taking care of ourselves, sleeping more, eating better, exercising, removing clutter. And then we can start to address our emotional and mental stressors.
THE AMAZING RESOURCES LESLIE MENTIONS:
The Money Formula by Leslie Juvin-Acker
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
About The Hostess of The Simply Lived In Podcast
Meg Rohs is a designer, podcaster, and amateur chef with dreams of a beautifully simple life. Her obsession is giving women tools that facilitate wellness.
She says, “This small town Wisconsin gal was once a suburban kid with big city dreams. But illness in my family, marrying a country boy, and actually getting in tune with myself, helped me to figure out my secret to health and happiness. I bet you can guess what it is: Keeping it simple!”