This week as I’ve dug deep and committed to creating the vision book of my dreams, I had to ask myself: what is success to me? What does a well-lived for life look like? As I began to focus on what is important to me, I realize how much this definition has changed. The book is an idea of what I see for my life, something to manifest while I live in the moment. Along the way there will be trials and different trails and I will fall down (I hope to, that’s when I learn the most). But what matters on this journey is my mindset.
What success means to me:
Living passionately. Loving all the people surrounding me. Living without judgement. Forgiving in a moment rather than being hostile. To let go. To hug, laugh, smile, and radiate positive energy. Be thankful for the those surrounding me. Loving what I do. Live my purpose full of passion, in an environment that let’s me be creative and stay inspired. Staying true to who I am and my vision. Letting my passion benefit and serve others.
To see the world, in the sense of seeing constantly with new eyes. To see beauty in everyone. To find beauty in the ordinary of everyday. To look upon life as a gorgeous vision that I get to participate in daily. Continue reading
Do you ever feel like something bigger than yourself is leading you? Guiding you towards what you need in life?
I do sometimes and yesterday was one of these times. These chances/opportunities usually when I’m open and aware. Yesterday I was strolling through the library giddy with my finds, ready to check out, when I pause at the inspirational aisle. I already have a handful of great books and some motivating books at home, but something urges me to stop and look. My gut if you will generously seeking to help me out. Rather than question, because then fears, memes and excuses can come into play I duck into the row. The first book I look at is Dying to Be Me. A book I had read about in Dr. Dyer, I eagerly grab it excited, heart racing at the potential (that is what I love about books and the library. Sometimes rather than hiking or baking, I go to the library or book store to realign my thoughts. To get creative and motivated. Just like I wrote about love last week: it is the potential that sets me into a blissful mindset. The possibility of knowledge gain, of inspiration, of a great tale to lose yourself in, another life to live if only for a moment). I step to the next row of towering books and the first book to catch my eye is a thin light blue bound book: Untethered Soul by Michael Singer. I’d seen his first interview on OWN in August and my father has been on a waiting list for two months to get it (the library there has ten copies too!) and here it is right in front of me. Continue reading
It’s funny how as my thoughts change, so does my Holiday preference. Don’t get me wrong I’m still a Halloween lover and the nostalgia of Christmas traditions and snows sends me into a euphoric state, but a day to celebrate thanks is something I can really enjoy.
Living from gratitude is something I focus on each day.
Being thankful has saved me.
It has made me a better person.
It has filled me with richness.
It has made me love harder.
To live more. To appreciate life. To be enthused about my life.
It has mae me not take others for granted. It has allowed me to see them. To see beauty. To see the world as beautiful.
It has helped me get through set-backs and challenges in my life. Continue reading
Me and Dad focusing on time spent together
Excuse #17: I’m too busy.
Time, how my perspectives on time have evolved. How much I value it now. How conscious I am of how I spend it. Time is the greatest gift. Who cares about t-shirts from a state someone else visited that rat, age, and become used for cleaning or painting? We remember moments. We remember time spent together. Continue reading
When I first read Excuses Begone I initially dispelled #5: I don’t deserve. I honestly thought that was a silly excuse. But a few months ago I wrote a post because I realized that was a fear I had. That I am so willing to give all of myself and what I have to anyone else or the world, but I retract at having attention or love or gifts reciprocating. I would be in such awe that someone could feel the same way about me. That someone could be thinking of me. And so I added it to my nightly affirmations: I AM deserving of love, attention, success, wealth, of living my dreams.
This morning that excuse began to creep itself into my thought flow. Today is stunning in the Springs. Perfect temperatures in the Continue reading
I have never felt so clear in my thoughts. More comfortable in my own skin. I’ve never loved myself this much. I feel that at least 90% of the time I feel this way. I feel like this great extraordinary young women that I write about. Sometimes I find myself entertaining thoughts that conflict with this: fear, worry. With all this security and clarity, the one area where I hold myself back the most is finances. I see and feel abundance around me. Surrounded by opportunity. Honestly if I was just looking after myself I would have a thought about money, but owning a business I need it to fulfill my purpose. So I find myself on bill paying day or confronted with these financial set-backs (all lessons for me to learn from) with thoughts I don’t like (and which I am aware that I am creating). But then I think of the post I wrote for work the other day about creating new habits. To deal with or break the cycle of potential worry, fear, or feelings of scarcity, I have to practice or find things that refill me with abundance. Today I was reading some of my old post (yes occasionally I reread my old post to reinspire myself) and it was right there in front of me, I had already written it in The Bigger Picture. Sometimes when we’re going through struggles or things that challenge us, that make us worry, we are consumed by them. We are consumed with our own thoughts. Like when I have clients in the middle of a change, I tell them in the beginning to take a picture because sometimes while you’re changing you forget where you came from because you’re so thick into it. Take a step back. Continue reading
You are not what you feel. You are what you Believe!
I woke up to this text from my beautiful mother. Already at 7 am the thoughts were flowing. Thoughts of my nephews and conversations with my friend Tabitha to the post I wrote the other day on being Extraordinary. The first postcard I wrote to my nephews went something like this:
Dear Gavin and Trenton
Munchkins, I know that you are too young to fully know what is going on, but I wanted to get started. To give you something to remember me, maybe your mom will find something on Pinterest to store all my letters in. Continue reading
It’s amazing how much you can gain by letting go. As I’ve aspired to unclutter my thoughts and life the last few years, my perspective of what is important to me has change. One of these changes is the value of time. Not is it one of the best things I can give, but my awareness of time. Of how I spend time. Of being present in time. The last week I have come to recognize the treasure of simple moments in life. One’s that cost little to no money. Moments that I have had my whole life but never fully appreciated. The true summation of our time is spent in these small moments, not in the big events we remember. So I challenged myself. To collect these times. To embrace and live in these moments. To let them be special. To collect these treasure to add to the booty of memories I have.
It’s as simple as:
Taking my dog Lulu on a picnic. Driving a mere 10 minutes up the road to the Garden of the Gods with my $2 thrift store basket, an old thermos steaming with hot tea that a client had given to me, a great book (Th Continue reading
I have definitely come to realize that life is not allows sunshine and easy streets. I have been blessed the last couple of days, posting beautiful pictures of blue skies and lovely green grass- other worldy beauty. Today it rained. Sometimes in life it rains. Sometimes circumstances and people challenge you. Challenge your practice of being better. Sometimes you want to hate, dread, blame or resent the rain. But how silly would be. You can’t control Nature, just like you can’t always control circumstances and you definitely can’t control other people. You can’t just pick and chose. You can’t pick and chose who you love. Embrace only those who see things your way and defend against or deny affection to those who challenge you. You have to love them all, Continue reading
This is repetitive as I have written many drafts to get to this fully actualized piece. Climbing the mountain is about discovering your highest self. Often we never even leave the ground. There’s nothing wrong with this. It’s comfortable and relatively safe. Why leave? Sometimes we think we want to leave and make an initial assent, but we find ourselves at first wind. It’s uncomfortable as our heart rates and breathing skyrocket. This is where we often stop, so that our ideas never become anything more than hopes of grandeur. We don’t realize that our true life and dreams are just beyond. Continue reading