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Exhibitor Spotlight: The Journey to Self-Mastery: Dr. Arianna Sholes-Douglas, Tula Wellness

Feb 02, 2014 07:49PM

Dr. Arianna Sholes-Douglas

The quality of our lives boils down to the ability to maintain a meaningful balance between what we want and what ultimately serves our best interest. Self-mastery is the process of achieving optimal balance. Beginning with Yes combines the Law of Attraction with action. These laws are central to success on one’s journey to self-mastery.

Are you are ready to live your best life? Is there is the part of you that wonders when the awesome and empowered you is showing up? Are you frustrated with your daily progress to create the life you want to achieve? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you are on the journey toward selfmastery. Self-mastery is the ability to apply what you know into what you do. It’s the ability to exercise your maximum physical, mental and spiritual talents. In other words, it is what you need to think, to do and to be in order to live life at it’s highest potential. Usually, we are fairly well-disciplined in one or two areas of our lives. However, it seems that the more attention is paid to one area, the less can be committed to the other. Self-mastery is in essence the “running on all life cylinders” of life but the achievement of it can be as elusive as any challenging goal you set.

Set the intention to master yourself. Self-mastery is a conscious effort. Every day, you achieve another level of this mastery. Just like the goal, self-mastery is not stagnant. Self-mastery itself is not a destination at which you will arrive. Your “journey” is the steps towards the self-mastery goal. The journey starts with releasing the guilt, shame, feelings of inadequacy and pride, and replacing them with a new visual. What others perceive about your journey has nothing to do with your journey.

Seeing is believing. Take the time to visualize what we are wanting to see for your life. What do you see for yourself? What are you ready to attract? The list of your responsibilities most likely won’t be getting shorter anytime soon. Juggling family, relationships, work, nutrition, physical activity, finances, planning for the future, spiritual life, the home and everything else can just feel absolutely overwhelming. Visualize what you want to create: a healthier lifestyle, a trimmer body or a business. At any moment, it’s possible to find a focus and take a baby step forward.

The journey starts and ends with your gratitude towards it. Start with gratitude daily. The process of offering gratitude changes consciousness and what we are able to attract. Everything flows from gratitude. Start with asking your highest power, “What are the lessons for me to learn here?” while at the same time being grateful for the lessons you will gain in advance. The more quickly the lessons are learned, the shorter and less painful the detours become.

Take a step toward self-mastery. Set the intention. Visualize the expectation. Stay grateful for the process.

Arianna Sholes-Douglas a participant in the Body & Sol Women’s Expo to be held March 8 and 9, is the owner of Tula Wellness, an integrative women’s health practice offering gynecology, integrative weight loss, acupuncture and aesthetics. The center is dedicated to helping women define balance to helping women live their best lives. She is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist, trained in integrative medicine and health and wellness coaching. Sholes-Douglas received her integrative medical training from the University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine, founded by Dr. Andrew Weil. She combines more than 20 years of conventional medical training with integrative medicine principles. Tula Wellness is located at 2200 East River Rd., Ste. 109. For more information, call 520-577-1129 or visit

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