Episode 0108

A Simple Way to Live in Alignment


Take one moment and do me a favor.

Take the next 30 seconds to think about how your life feels right now, and rate it on a scale from 1 to 10.

Are you closer to the low end? Are things feeling difficult? Are you having to white-knuckle too many situations? Are your relationships, your job, your hobbies, your health out of alignment?

Or, are you closer to a 10? Are things feeling light, joyful, aligned? Do you regularly feel in flow? Are you spending your time in a way that fills you up, rather than spending it in a way that drains you?

This is exactly what we’re talking about this week with my guest, Mary Shores. Mary Shores is the international bestselling author of Conscious Communications: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Harnessing the Power of Your Words to Change Your Mind, Your Choices, and Your Life.

As an author, speaker, entrepreneur, and CEO, Mary Shores teaches individuals and businesses to fearlessly create their own realities by using scientific methods and practical personal development.

Our conversation includes two powerful topics that I have to call out:

  • Alignment – Each of us has our own unique values, strengths, and weaknesses. We have our own goals and our own vision of ourselves at our best. This means, each of us have to make a unique set of decisions about how we live in alignment with all of those unique factors. When we live in alignment, everything feels easier. We have such a great conversation about the importance of knowing yourself well and living into who that person authentically is.

  • Cleanse or clog – One way Mary helps her clients live in alignment is through an elegantly simple method to intentionally make more aligned decisions. She calls this technique the “cleanse or clog” technique. Each time you make a decision about what to do, eat, where to go, how to spend your time, etc., you ask yourself whether it cleanses you or clogs you. It’s that simple. Over time, you train your brain to work this way by default. And that is when the magic happens.

You’re only getting one life. Live an aligned one.