How To Handle A Shallow Breathing Day

How To Handle A Shallow Breathing Day

Get up. Get moving. Take a one-minute walk outdoors. Breathe deeply. Release and Repeat. This One-Minute MINI Massage has many benefits when you turn it into a daily habit. To START: Breathe deeply. Watch your belly rise and fall. Deep breathing fills up your lungs and pushes your diaphragm down against your GUT. Your good friend, your brain, needs more oxygen, your heart needs more blood, AND, deep breathing also massages your GUT. Get up. Get moving. Take a one-minute walk outdoors. Breathe deeply. Release and Repeat. Alexia Parks, Founder of 10TRAITS.org is an Adjunct Professor, an expert on gender equality, and a UN Mentor. She has created a new, unified, Evolutionary Model of Leadership based on 10 traits found in the male and female...
What’s Your VISION for the Women’s March?

What’s Your VISION for the Women’s March?

Remember the children’s game: Packing My Suitcase? What trip were you planning? What did you need to take with you on your trip? Today, that game could be called MY GREAT EXPECTATIONS . It begins by asking yourself: Is MY trip a journey or a destination? ASK: (1) Am I making the trip because I want to join the January 21st Women’s Protest March. Or, (2) The Women’s March is my first step, to a lifetime as a leader. To make the world a better place, I want to be a leader of the change I want to see in the world. Deciding whether your trip is a journey or a destination is a question you can ask yourself every day. When you are able to clearly describe the space between where you are NOW – what you have right now – and what you want, you’ll be able to pack your bag for the success you’re seeking. Alexia Parks, Founder of 10TRAITS.org is an Adjunct Professor, an expert on gender equality, and a UN Mentor. She has created a new, unified, Evolutionary Model of Leadership based on 10 traits found in the male and female...
The Secret Power of the New Year’s Countdown

The Secret Power of the New Year’s Countdown

What is this SECRET power? As people around the world count down the last seconds of 2016 to welcome in the NEW Year we all share something in common: a belief that things will be better in 2017. It’s a great time to AIM HIGH. Think higher thoughts. Create a vision – and your role – in a world that works for everyone. Second by second, heartbeat by heartbeat, here are my goals for ALL people, everywhere, in the New Year. May you have: Health Happiness Prosperity Peace-of-Mind And ONE More Goal (See IMAGE...
A New Paradigm Of HOPE For America

A New Paradigm Of HOPE For America

In the aftermath of Election2016, the starting point for restoring the ideals that the people of America represent is the acceptance of WHAT IS. Then, in the very next breath, say to yourself: “And here is what I AM going to do about it.” To set it in motion, share your next step with family and friends. The following is an excerpt from a letter I received this morning. I was thinking similar thoughts, perhaps you were too. The one change I made is shown in ITALICS below. Robby Mook writes: The dust is still settling from Tuesday’s election, and we don’t have all the answers yet. But for now, here are a few things to consider: Run for office. If we’ve learned anything from our candidate, it’s that the best way to make change is simply to go out and do it. Get involved in a local or municipal race, whatever it takes to be that change you want to see in your community. Get involved in your community in other ways. Join a board, help plan community days, volunteer with local progressive groups. Rise Women Rise. Democrats across the country need you now more than ever. They need your votes, if you live in their districts, and they also need your time and your skills to keep going. Support women and girls. Reach out to the women and girls in your family and other circles and let them know that you value and support them. Ask them what their dreams are — then help them get there however you can. Promote love and kindness where you live. Hillary has lived her life with the words...
Learn To Lead from the Inside Out

Learn To Lead from the Inside Out

A person’s character is defined by their habits (or lack of habits). When you structure your day with a habit that includes goal setting, and then set up time to  focus on a chosen goal without distraction, you unlock the potential to express yourself fully in the direction you have chosen.   When these chosen, daily habits are linked together, you then discover that you can live the life you’ve always DREAMED of, every day! To change your life, chose to change your daily habits so that they keep you focused on the life you want to live. It’s that simple! So here are some insights that you may find helpful on your journey inward. 1. Conscious breathwork is good. Slowing down the breathing brings many body/mind benefits, including increased mindfulness, good digestion, and stress reduction. 2. Lucid dreaming is good. Using this dream-induced deeply relaxed state as a “discovery” space lets ideas and possibilities arise into your neocortex without judgement. It by-passes the “critic” which wants to judge everything as right or wrong, good or bad. What emerges, arises without judgement in that moment. 3. Yoga nidras rest on lucid dreaming and dream analysis. You are invited to “live your dreams.”    By contrast, 10TRAITS Leadership development is based on the development of habits that can be informed by a lucid, dream-like state, but not living our dreams. Here’s why:  Dreams are actually a kaleidoscope of images, emotions, and experiences that have accumulated over a lifetime. They emerge randomly, sometimes comic like, sometimes fearful, and also emerge more often if we have gone to bed thinking about them (a person, place, experience, etc.). When we focus on analyzing these random connections, we...
On A Scale of 1-10, Hillary Clinton Is A 20

On A Scale of 1-10, Hillary Clinton Is A 20

Men have 10 great traits and so do women. At the first presidential debate of Election2016, Hillary Clinton used them all. I’ll describe each of them in a twice weekly blog, starting tomorrow. #10TRAITS Leadership. An inspirational speaker and a Virtual Mentor with the United Nations, Alexia Parks is also Co-Founder and CEO of  Alexia Parks 10 TRAITS Leadership Institute....