July 31, 2014

Pay attention to your heart for quality thinking

Felicia Harlow - "From The Heart" at UN Omaha

Your heart is the core of who you are. Your mind is the instrument of your heart. Emotion is behind thinking. And your “unsettled” emotions are buried very deep within your heart which feeds every cell of your body. Therefore, it is critical that we understand the physical, emotional, and energetic workings of our heart. Living from the heart is all about placing your consciousness in your heart and practicing it daily. It is about placing your intention, attention, and focus on the center point … [Read more...]

I Am a Seed of Greatness!

Felicia Harlow with Students

A seed represents the beginning or starting point of all living things. Inside of the seed is all that is needed to grow into something magnificent. There is nothing to add, subtract or change within the seed to produce its harvest. And the most amazing part is that, given the proper conditions for growth, one tiny seed will produce so much more than itself. To be great is to be massive, to be talented, and to be important. Each and every one of us is born from a seed that already contains … [Read more...]

Time to ‘Do Nothing.’

Felicia Harlow - Why Time to do Nothing

Self care is a key element of the Growth in Motion process… and 'doing nothing' is a key element of self care, better known as ‘rest.’ When school is out there are no more final papers and exams to worry about, it's a time to relax and rejuvenate yourself before returning to school. After all, you've been working hard over the past year. But, if you think like I did while I was in college, you may have scheduled a lot on your ‘to-do list’ for the summer. Or you may be spending lots of energy … [Read more...]

How Does Growth in Motion™ Impact My Life as a College Student?

Felicia Harlow - IAM-U Graduation

Growth is development, evolution, progress, increase, expansion. In short, it means CHANGE. To be in motion means to move, act, engage in an activity, or to shift something. I define “growth in motion” as a phrase that describes a way of being in relationship with oneself. It is a process of living consciously. This means you have to take a very close look at your habits and authentically evaluate which ones are overdue and need to move in a different direction. To be self-regulated, to … [Read more...]

Be clear about who you are and honest about what you want

Felicia Harlow - Be Honest

Have you ever heard the phrase “honesty is the best policy?” Where did that phrase come from? I mean, there are so many situations that clearly reveal that honesty will either hurt or destroy the relationship! For instance, you were out with friends at a campus event and met this really nice guy who made you feel like no other person ever has. In fact, he made you feel so much better about yourself than your current partner (who you’ve mutually agreed to be in a committed relationship with). So, … [Read more...]

Do this to increase alertness when all energy is lost

Felicia Harlow - Balancing College Stress - Do this to increase alertness when all energy is lost

It could be right in the middle of a 4-hour study marathon... It could be after a long week of campus activities... or even just after a long day of classes. Suddenly - or even not so suddenly - you are drained and all you can think of is finding a place to nap. From out of nowhere it all catches up to you. The worse thing is, you can't afford to stop right now. WRONG! This is the very time for you to stop - just for a few minutes and do this quick exercise for balancing college stress to get … [Read more...]

11 authentic choices for building inner power

Felicia Harlow - 11 authentic choices for building inner power

Do you often think about what you want to become or be after college and then feel a fair amount of pressure because you haven’t figured it out yet? Well, to truly grow into what you really enjoy and what makes you happy for no reason at all, you must make small everyday choices that lead to long term satisfaction, peace, and overall success. If you practice making authentic choices consistently, your choice of job or career will be an extension of who you are. Make sure that what you think … [Read more...]

Balance College Stress – Natural Energy Booster #1 – Breathe!

Felicia Harlow - Balance College Stress - Natural Energy Booster #1

You wake up late and it’s 10 minutes before class starts! … The final exam is next week and you still don’t understand some of the material! … Someone tells you that they saw your boyfriend cheating with one of your friends! … You are the resident assistant and someone has broken every rule on the floor and in the dorm and YOU are responsible because you are in charge! Stress-buster, Energy-booster # 1 is BREATHE!!! Yes, breathing is an automatic body function that we don’t even think about. … [Read more...]

10 Emotional Management Strategies while in College

10 Emotional Management Strategies

Does college have you suffering from burnout, exhaustion or overwhelm? Trying to find the right balance between friends, study, family and more? If so, you may be a victim of emotional overload. Emotional overload is that place we all come to when we say things like “I can’t take it anymore,” “This is too much for me to handle,” “He/she just doesn’t understand,” or “What’s the use? It won’t happen or work anyway!” Most of us run around doing, doing, doing and then one day realize that we have … [Read more...]

Increase your ability to concentrate

Felicia Harlow - Increase your ability to concentrate

To concentrate is to place your full attention on one object. This means that you are making a choice to notice or give consideration to only one thing. It requires one to be still and focus. The one thing may be a person, place, idea, class work assignment, etc. For most people, concentration is hard because the mind, like the body, likes to move and is uncomfortable with stillness. Typically, most of us choose to live in a way that is complex. For example, as a college student, I often … [Read more...]