Personal Stories

Kindness is Contagious!

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In a world of busy, it is important to remember whether you are in person OR on-line you have a choice in EVERY moment to show love and kindness.

So many times I see negativity being spread on social media and just the other day, I was at the gas station and witnessed a guy yelling at a woman because in his opinion, she was taking too long at the pump.  Whenever I see this kind of behavior whether on-line or in person, I have to wonder how much energy all that negativity just sucked out of the person dishing it out and how much energy was taken away from the person who it got delivered on.

I know first-hand when I am being kind to someone in either situation, by the end I am lit up and so is the person I supported or spoke kindly to.  It is like a little energy boost without doing a physical work out. It just feels great!

I assert that when we/you/I dump negativity on someone quite the opposite occurs and a loss of energy happens. This leaves us feeling drained, unhappy and many times ready to give up.

That being said, if you want to energize your day, spend the day doing kind deeds or saying kind things to others and see how your energy level boosts!

An attitude of gratitude and sprinkling kindness everywhere you go brings on Good Karma, abundance of energy and an awesome life!

Don’t just take my word for it….GET OUT THERE AND SPRINKLE KINDNESS EVERYWHERE! 🙂

Much love,

 

Tammy

 

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Health & Well Being, Personal Stories

I Am Under Construction…It Is A GREAT Thing!

I have discovered that everything in life, jobs, relationships, being alive, is always evolving and if I stay “static” or not moving in one area then everything eventually seems like it gets “stuck”. It becomes a force that is very hard to move forward.

The beginning of 2018 brought upon many incidents/accidents that have had me begin to re-evaluate much of what I have been working on.  Not like a problem, only that knowing when many challenges show up, sometimes it is like the universe’s way of saying “HELLO TAMMY!! Are you listening?”

The most prominent that started my year were 2 car accidents less than 2 month’s apart. Both times I was rear-ended and ended up with whiplash and concussions. The second time I was hit, my car that I just purchased less than 6 month’s prior to the accidents, it didn’t make it.

Being that I work primarily in the fitness industry this was very hard physically to see some of the limitations I was having after both accidents.  I had headaches regularly, my body was very sore constantly.  I would easily forget things I had just done or said in the first few weeks following these accidents. It was terribly frustrating at the time.

Thankfully, I know my body well and went directly to my chiropractor and medical doctor right after the accidents. I immediately got the support I needed and have bounced back extremely quickly so I can keep working doing what I love.

That being said, the accidents also opened something up for me. I realized I really had no back up plan if something were to happen that I didn’t “bounce back” again if something else were to happen. The question to myself was “If I am not able to dance anymore, then what?”

I realized this year that my passion is and always will be to support others in discovering what lights them up. Supporting others in finding the relationships they are looking for. Supporting people of all abilities to move and find their groove! Supporting others in making their dreams reality, whether it be fitness goals, relationships, financial, building businesses, creating extraordinary events, and so much more.

The company I have built, the Live OUT LOUD Movement, is so much more than just a fitness program based primarily in Zumba Fitness.

The Live OUT LOUD Movement is a LIFE MOVEMENT.

A place to take all that seems like heavy weights on our shoulders and discover the silver lining within them all to produce extraordinary results in the face of no agreement in life.

I truly believe that everything happens in our lives for a reason. Even all the “bad stuff” that I wish never happened. I see it as it had to happen to show me something that I couldn’t see was available before. In the moment, it never “feels” that way, however the true gift of this MOVEMENT is the opportunity to look more in-depth at what is happening and discover what I/we can’t see right away.  Discovering the knowledge that is hidden deep within what ails us to creating a strong and vibrant life that impacts ourselves and others by what is discovered!

I am in the process of rebuilding new aspects to the Live OUT LOUD Movement and new offerings over the next few months to really dive deep into what is possible through this company to help people in a unique way.

I hope you stick around to see what is next and how it all plays out. I will always continue to dance for as long as my body will let me, you can bet money on that and now is the time for me to take what I have built thus far and expand it far beyond where it is today!

EXCITING TIMES!

I'm under construction and loving it

Health & Well Being

Shifting Bad Moods Quickly

Yesterday I was about to teach a class and literally the entire class walked in the room in a bad mood. I have never experienced an entire class in a bad mood before.

I must say as an instructor it was rather over-whelming.

Once everyone got settled in, I stopped the music. I could not step over the bad mood’s that were playing out in the room. In fact, some people were even being bad with one another.

My first thought was…”is there a full moon coming?”

To which I found out later….yes…yes there is.  (This all plays out more later on…)

As I stopped the class and had to raise my voice over what was happening in the room I asked everyone to take a DEEEEEPPPPP breathe and raise their arms slowly up and down….keep breathing deeply and after about 6-8 deep breaths, I asked them to go to their HAPPY place in their thoughts and as they kept breathing deeply I asked each person to share where there happy place was.

Within 5 minutes, the mood shifted to calmness and within another 5 minutes, they were all calm and starting to show signs of peace and happiness.

The music could now come back on…

It really took something to shift the energy in the room and what I got really present to is how energy, whether positive or negative can impact how we show up in our daily lives.

Whether it be something that has happened to us or is an effect of our environment, we are susceptible to displaying symptoms or patterns that will show up and sometimes without us even realizing and we just think we are in a “bad mood”.

The practice of just stopping and breathing deeply and disconnecting from whatever we are upset about can ultimately shift where our whole day may be headed.

Normally I would have used music to pump up and shift the room, however, yesterday it really was about stopping, breathing and getting present to a place that we think about that makes us smile.

Whatever it may take for you to stop and get present to something bigger than what you think the problem is in front of you, trust me, it is worth it to stop and breathe and shift your day before it goes any further down that rabbit hole.

Ps: FULL HARVEST MOON happens this Thursday October 5.

Be aware and be present to new energy shift that may or may not rock your emotions.

Be well my friends.

Much love, Tammy6144327_m

Health & Well Being, Personal Stories

Loss of a Friend and Celebration of Life

Our blog today comes on the note of losing a friend.  Health is our business and with it comes the reality of loss.  Please understand that we celebrate life and health and we are compassionate to those who experience loss.

This morning I was working and Nino, my partner, came downstairs to tell me he had gotten a call that our friend, whom Nino shares the same birthday (which happens to be today), passed away this morning.

His friend Vince, quite young, had been diagnosed with cancer some time ago. He was someone who had courage, strength and one of the most loving people you would ever meet right up to the end.

Today I am present to the thought of we never know how long we actually have. We can be the healthiest person and still have something come up like cancer or a disease that has been underlying for some time or we could get hurt going out of our home.  It’s best to make healthy choices as an opportunity to possibly live longer and when it is our time….it’s our time.

Life is seriously a gift.  We get the time we get on this earth and we have a choice what we will do with it while we are here. Don’t squander it thinking only of yourself or taking on habits that make your life disappear faster!   Vince used his gift to be generous with the people in his life.  He laughed, made people smile and always gave 100% of who he was to everyone and everything.

We can all take a lesson from his life. Live it while you are here, love unconditionally, laugh with your whole heart and make a difference for everyone you meet.  Leave your mark on the world. I am clear Vince did.  We will celebrate his life now and for years to come.

We raise our glasses to you Vince. Thank you for being in our lives if only for a short time. You have left a mark on all of us.

Our condolences to the DeLuca family.

Love Tammy Gunn

~Owner/Instructor LOL Movement & Staff

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