Sunday marked the last day of Empowered Living Expert Patricia Moreno’s YES I CAN! Daily Affirmations Challenge. Patricia, founder of The intenSati Method, challenged us to do one of the most important things we can do: be nice to ourselves. She urged us to get up every day and say positive affirmations out loud. It was that simple, so why is this so challenging? Patricia’s challenge helped me take my already-positive outlook on life to the next level. It’s easy to point out all the things that are not perfect in your life, but complaining won’t make you thinner, more confident or change the situation you are in. More than ever lately, thanks to Patricia’s Challenge (and my friend Michelle who introduced me to Patricia and the intenSati phenomenon), I’ve come to the realization that I can accept myself as “perfect” just as I am. I’ve always made goals but I had never made a goal to just be me. Everything can completely change in a day so if you don’t appreciate who you are and what you have today, you may miss out on letting the one person who most needs to hear that you love them – yourself. After getting up each day and telling myself the things I may have not usually said out loud, but they were the things I needed to hear, I started to feel more empowered. They became truths sewn into my being. Now day by day, I see all the possibilities of positivity and all of the possibilities of being me. I am in control. And to think I could heal my mind with my own mind all along! What I give is what I get. And the more I give myself, the more I love myself. On the last day of the Challenge, Patricia hosted a record-breaking intenSati class aboard the USS Intrepid; over 150 of her intenSati Warriors dressed in bright, happy colors and shouted affirmations from the landmark vessel, echoing across the Hudson River. Imagine the collective empowerment felt with everyone – as ONE – getting a full body workout in tandem with affirmations such as: YES I CAN! Yes I am ready! I will act now I challenge myself to reach for something better All negative thoughts STOP right now! I set my self free with positivity! I am a magnet for success I now lay my fears to rest I am activating excellence I am divine light I have what it takes, I am perfect in every way While the challenge is over, this is one challenge that we hope you continue to pursue. Thank you to all those who shared and expressed your favorite of Patricia’s affirmations and we were truly inspired by the participants who shared their own affirmations and motivators. Rob C: Focus creates perfection. Lisa D: Focusing on the positives! My mother and I keeping each other accountable and are making sure we don’t get negative! Desiree T: Making progress is my number 1 priority! I have the courage and confidence to pursue my dreams! Suzette M: It’s all working out, I suspend my doubt. I am never giving up, I am in it to win it. I have the courage and the confidence to pursue my dreams. Lori C: I have the courage and confidence to pursue my dreams!! – you bet cha! Sam W: staying focused. allowing my new promotion. spreading the word thru new classes and with new faces. enjoying our peace at home. the good I desire… Renae B: Right now its all working out, I suspend my doubt! Elaine M: I am full of energy and love!!! Maria F: think as if and i become… Mara H: I am a magnet for success I now lay my fears to rest Janine M: I appreciate this day, I am grateful in every way! Karissa B: “I choose to know the truth about myself no matter how beautiful it is.” Wow! It’s amazing how quickly affirmations start working their magic. Geri D: “Every day, in a very true way, I co-create my reality.” I put this affirmation on my bathroom mirror to remind me how I can change daily. I lost 106 pounds but then had a serious injury and have just undergone knee replacement. This affirmation helps me every day get back on track and work towards my goals. And now to award the winner of the YES I CAN! Challenge with a $50 Spa & Wellness Gift Cards… Cassandra M: I breathe in Positivity and I breathe out Negativity! Every step is a victory and every fall is a lesson. I appreciate this day, I am grateful in every way! Thank you for all sharing your words of self-love and don’t forget to keep telling them to yourself! Winners, please contact daily(at)spaweekmedia(dot)com within 3 business days to redeem your prize.