What is personal energy and how do we find it?

What is Personal Energy? The energy our body creates that keeps us living. Most of us never think of IT in “keeps us living” terms or for that matter, in any terms at all that gives IT life beyond stating whether we feel energized or tired. Never really seeming to care where IT comes from or why. We usually just figure we didn’t get enough sleep if we’re tired or drank too much coffee when we’re energized.

I’m here to pose another possibility, one that, once mastered, can keep our thoughts occupied and ward off the feeling of boredom for hours, days, years and even lifetimes. It’s a question that has been asked and studied already in many different forms and now I ask it about the concept of personal energy.

First we need to watch our daily lives, the experiences we have and how we feel about them and how we act or react towards them, then ask this question, “How do I do that?” and “Why?” Once we ask the question we need become aware of our senses and observe what happens next.
What are you doing with your Smile?
Karrie Ross
Energy Coach

Energy flows, where our attention goes…

In noticing where our attention is at any given moment we can see where we are putting our energy. If our thought/feeing attention is on a nagging obsessive thought, that’s where our energy will be, usually, no matter what we are doing… this can cause stress when we’d prefer to have our energy on what we’re doing instead of what we’re thinking or imagining.

The best suggestion for reducing stress is to take the obsessive thought and adjust the way we think about it. The process of putting a new perspective on it and lowering its intensity, its meaning for us, helps to even out our energy consumption…the who, what, when, where, why, how we are in the world and brings us never ending opportunities for growth… what will you do with yours?

What’s your smile telling the world?
Be a Smile. Be a Cause. Be IT Now!
Contact Karrie Ross, Life coach for more information about the SmileAttention Coaching services and creating an energized life.

Karrie Ross
Energy Coach

What is your energy doing with you?

Is your energy working for you or against you? Do you notice when you give it freely or feel you don’t have enough, that circumstances become too involved and begin taking more time and thought and energy than you are willing to give them or someone is demanding of you and end up giving it all away?

Taking care of ourselves, our energy, is one of the most important actions we can develop. When our energy is working for us we are energized, we naturally smile and are more aware of having fun. When we feel depleted we tend to pass it off as depressed, sad, lonely, bored, tired and then this pattern, because it seems easier to repeat, stays longer than we want or need.

To be sure you keep your energy up, begin to notice the things you do that make you feel energized and do them more often. And notice when you feel depleted and what it is that you are doing, observe it over a period of time to be sure you find the trigger point for it and then begin changing the way you react to it.

Until later…
Karrie Ross
Energy Coach
Be a Smile. Be a Cause. Be IT Now!.®

Sometimes I wonder…

What did I do before I realized I could create my own energy? Really, be aware of IT is more exact.

When I think I’m tired, I take an look at how my body feels, it’s a good judge of what to do.

Sometimes its as easy as getting out of my chair and walking to another room or outside for a breath of fresh air. Getting into nature certainly brings back the juice!

So does drinking some water and sitting in silence for a few minutes allowing the tingling feeling to take over my head and go down my back and around to the front and up again ending in a circular motion at the crown of my head and expanding out. I do this with my eyes closed and wonder at the results. Try it… it works for me.

Karrie Ross
Energy Coach
Be a Smile. Be a Cause. Be IT Now!®

What are you branding? What makes us who we are?

What makes us tick? I ask the question from a life coach, parenting, advertising/marketing, business and personal information gathering stance.

I look at life from the eyes of an artist, a person who questions, from a social advertising and marketing impact and someone who watches human nature. We have been trained to brand ourselves and most especially over the past 30 years. This is not a new thing and has been around from forever since the caveman era when what animal skin, what cave size/location and what mate you had defined who you were and your status. Do you see it?

We are mentally, physically, emotionally, and socially conditioned to think, feel, act and respond in certain ways. This began before we were born, it is cultural and cellular, it is in our chemistry.

Mental: We are conditioned by repetition of either hearing or reading in a certain way. The more we are told that something is this way or that way it sticks and as it sticks it becomes part of our psyche and this determines out speaking and acting patterns and behavior. If we are told that “chocolate” is a stimulant we will bond to the concept and speak and act as though it is real…but what if it wasn’t… real, just imagined and we’ve just adopted what someone else said as a truth for us without considering it?

Physically: Our hair by it’s color or style. Our face by how we maintain it or emphasize it. Our bodies by shape, size, clothing. Our feet by the shoes we wear and when. We’d think, or I do at least that this is a little less controlled but it’s not. Do we wear clothes for business, sex, fun, exercise…what is it defining for us? In this definition is it for comfort or for fitting into a certain social preconceived category of acceptance?

Emotionally: What are the emotions we carry with us the most, they say what we do is either for the experience of pain or pleasure. How do we respond to the simple and yet not so simple at times, act of getting up in the morning and proceeding with the day at hand and not living in the yesterday of our thoughts defining the who we are NOW not then. The daily news ‘hits’ our emotions through the visuals they feed us when presenting what is going on in the world. Our psyche is filled with images that need to be assimilated /associated and responded to in a minutes in some way. What effect is this having on us over time and how does it show up?

Socially: What groups do we hang out with? What is our social political religion focus. Where do we put our attention what are we attracted to and Why? What is the language of this place, tribe, associations and how do we make it fit in our lives. Why? What do we get from it? What is our sacred space.

I shoot photos and ask questions with the intention of stimulating the existing “conditioned” responses we have around us at all times, what they imply consciously and subconsciously socially and internally and externally and are we aware of them and our reactions whether it be comfortable or uncomfortable… how are we responding to our environment and what are we doing about it to make it a healthier place. I believe the more we are aware of the who, what, when, where, why, how, because of our lives the more we are able to make and live into a consciously competent created world especially created for us…within the greater whole of society creating the space around us.

SmileAttention™ concepts extends not only to the processes of being a present, fun loving person. It also stimulates perspectives of looking at life through different connections and considerations. Building skills that create patterns, that become habit and behavior, and ultimately generate a new attitude and live in stillness. Observing what, who is it I really am inside and what the heck am I going to do about it to change my world?

This inquiry is for us to find what is essence for us … to make the connection and for us to determine what we want and for us to live into IT with passion and purpose

Be a Smile. Create the energy for the IT in your life…your passion.

Be a Cause. Take a stand for that IT and make IT mean something.

Be IT Now!® As there is no better time to be IT.

What are you branding?
Karrie Ross
Energy Coach

BeASmile.com EarthDay Los Angeles, CareyAngel Debute

This years EarthDay LA took the show to the mid-Wilshire district and the crowds were unbelievable. We had endless streams of local school children coming through learning about what they can do to keep our Earth healthy.

This year we started offering our Creative Energy Life Coaching Services and handed out SmileTips and GreenSmileButtons. The BeASmile.com / Bebuddies booth gave away at least 500 buttons encouraging the action of spreading our energy with a Smile.

The following videos show CareyAngel and EnviroNate dancing and the Wilshire Center Main Stage presentation at noon. Keep Smiling, share your energy with the world!

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Be A Smile. Be A Cause. Be IT Now!®
Karrie Ross,
Energy Coach

April Roving Cam – California Poppies

I know, it seems I’m taking lots of flower photos… I’m getting used to my new Flip video and making an interesting video. Each time I make one I gain in knowledge and substance. I figure by the time I’ve created 20 videos I’ll have it down just right and look back and these and SMILE…

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Karrie Ross
Energy Coach

April Roving Cam – Wild Flowers in CulverCity,CA

One of the things I like best about my area in the spring is that there is a stretch of land, the Wetlands, in the Playa del Rey area where Culver Blvd. runs through it… well, this time of year Huel Howser where are you! You can see true California Gold… the fields are full of wild flowers, daisies and more. For the past thirty years this is one of my favorite drives for spring… and it’s only 5 mins from my house so I make sure I take this back street when ever I can.

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