Why Live–Now?

Because...

“Now is the first moment to live!”
– Karen Robert

The idea of what I do is simple – it is about the philosophy of living now. Living in the moment. Appreciating the joyous moments that happen in each day. It is about realizing your true potential by appreciating what you are capable of having when you truly believe in your own abilities. A lot of people lack self esteem, and thus fear the possibilities of making a difference in their own lives.

Living in the moment doesn't mean that you shouldn't plan for your life – but so much of what is being planned can be part of the journey to the eventual destination (realization of one's goals) – not just planning for the destination – enjoying the journey along the way. You never know when you might run into something along the journey that makes you reassess where you truly want to be – thus giving yourself a chance to do a course correction and try a different path. Either way – it is an appreciation of what you are gaining by living in the moment.

Someone once said that many people are so concerned with adding days to their life that they forget to add life to their days. Thus, now is truly the first moment to live!

What is Live-Now?

As a Group Facilitator I serve as a guide towards helping individuals achieve their goals through various personal exercises and activities (i.e., journal–writing “homework”, defining goals and bullet–pointed progress updates.) In my role, I also teach individuals/groups/families how to program their life for success; identify and re–program negative thought patterns, conquer self–imposed limitations and/or fear and live in the moment as a way to fully reach their potential. Many individuals have challenges with losing weight and keeping it off. Having lived through the experience, I enjoy helping others recognize that losing weight and keeping it off is achievable.

Thought For The Day

“When I become excessively critical towards others, it means I am going in the wrong direction. We are usually very good at spotting mistakes, but we should develop the quality of also spotting goodness. If I can see what is good in others or in situations and go beyond the curtain of negativity, I feel good about myself. If I constantly think ‘he iswrong’, I instead create a barrier which blocks me from reaching my own goodness.”
– Anon

Morro Bay Book Discussion Group Bookworm – Free Program @ the Morro Bay Library Most Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – Noon

Live-Now provides a book discussion program at the Morro Bay Library which also provides local author visits and author workshops. Go here for more information.

Friday Featured Speakers Program Series – Free Program @ the Morro Bay Library Some Fridays from 10:15 a.m. – Noon

Occasionally we will bring in special speakers who will share their expertise on health and wellness issues that benefit individuals and families. The series will be provided on various Fridays from 10:15 a.m. - Noon.

Homeopathic Remedies for Combating Colds & Flus with Deborah Howe, CHom, CST, LMT – Friday, September 30th, 2016 – download flyer

Begin by Celebrating You - Simple Exercise - Writing an “I Am” Poem

Directions for Writing an “I Am” Poem

PURPOSE: To learn what's important to you.

DIRECTIONS: You, too, can write an “I Am” Poem. How? Begin by describing two things about yourself. Special things that others might not know about you. Avoid the obvious and the ordinary, such as “I am a 60 year old man with brown hair and hazel eyes.” Think of things about yourself that are distinctive.

“I am a woman who bruises easily and believes in astrology – when the stars are right.” That's better because it give a sense of the speaker and how she is unique. Don't be afraid to be different.

Once you have the opening line you are ready to take off. Here is a line-by-line guide you can follow. It may seem strange at first to write a poem this way, but give it a try. You may surprise yourself.

I Am

I am (two characteristics about yourself)
I wonder (something you are actually curious about)
I hear (an imaginary sound)
I see (an imaginary sight)
I want (an actual desire)
I am (the first line repeated)

I pretend (something that you actually pretend to do)
I feel (a feeling about something)
I touch (an imaginary touch)
I worry (something you actually worry about)
I cry (something that makes you sad)
I am (the first line repeated)

I understand (something you know is true)
I say (something you believe in)
I dream (something you actually dream about)
I try (something you make an effort toward)
I hope (something you actually hope for)
I am (the first line repeated)

Read your poem. What do you think? What have you learned about yourself through this process? Appreciate you. Enjoy the moment.

Living Now is an appreciation of the present moment. It is an opportunity to recognize one's true potential.
– Karen Robert

No matter what, it all begins with YOU.

Contact

Karen Robert
Live–Now!
P.O. Box 1476
Morro Bay, CA
93443-1476

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