Noticing Beauty in Nature

Sep 05, 2017

This time of year is my absolute favorite, at least for noticing how beautiful the planet truly is. I’m not always great at taking the time to soak up all that nature has to offer, but this time of year I can’t help but stop and take notice!

There is something extra magical about September. No matter where I’ve lived, the sunsets during this month are dazzling! Its sort of like the universe is saying that all the intentions and seeds you planted during the first part of the year are counted for, and it's time for you to relax and receive it all. 

People tend to love particular types of weather and landscapes and dislike others. But, what if you took a moment to see and experience the beauty that each part of the planet has to offer? For example, many don’t like snow, so they decide if it's snowing or there is snow on the ground they are going to have a bad day, or at least be annoyed until it melts. Some like dry climates and scenes, others prefer lush...

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The Business of Fun!

Aug 29, 2017

When was the last time you had fun while working? Whether you own your own business or work for someone else; fun is something that is way too often missing. It doesn’t have to be that way. Let’s talk about some ways you can add fun and joy to your work, even if that currently sounds crazy and impossible.

 

The first thing is to realize that so many people have been complaining about work for so long, it's almost expected, that we all join in. Growing up, I'd hear neighbors chatting it up about how they hated their jobs. Boss was a jerk, pay was awful, and it was just something that everyone had to do, a part of life. Every job I ever had people were complaining and often completely baffled when I wasn’t adding to their conversations. Sometimes it ticked people off! They wanted to know what was I so happy about and how dare I find something about our miserable employer to appreciate. I never let that get to me much; I just kept doing things to keep...

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The Power of Doing Nothing

Aug 15, 2017

Most people are aware of cycles, look to nature, and you will see a natural rhythm to things. Often people don’t think those cycles and rhythms apply to all areas of their lives. We aren’t mean to be going at full speed nonstop. Trying to do everything on our own and helping others with their stuff too. Attempting to do too much for too long can have very a negative impact on our health, relationships, our entire lives.

 It can take a lot of courage to stop and rest. Especially with how much importance the world puts on staying busy. We are taught to keep moving no matter what or risk seen as lazy. But what if stopping to do nothing is one of the best things you could do for yourself. In times of high stress, it can seem counterintuitive to stop and relax. So many spinning anxious thoughts. Feeling you need to do something. Thinking you must keep moving or things will fall apart. Its often at those times we need to stop and do nothing the most.

Remember a time...

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The Person to Please

Aug 07, 2017

Are you a good friend? How about being a good spouse, parent, employee, etc. Are you Good? Did you feel all the judgment and confusion that came up with that? What if the only person you must please is YOU!? As we go about our lives our focus changes as do our likes and dislikes. Although it can be uncomfortable, it's all a part of life and our never ending expansion into being more of ourselves. Let’s talk a bit about how our relationships and roles change as we advance into an often unknown territory of choosing what’s right for us.

As you commit to making changes in certain areas of your life, you will see that not everyone will be happy or supportive. Because of this, many will choose to stay where they are, never venturing past the point where others start to get pissed off at them. Sometimes the people you thought you were closest to will disappear, say discouraging words. Often it will feel like things are breaking down and that you perhaps had lost your freaking...

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I Had No Idea!

Jul 31, 2017

Are you only capable of doing what others expect from you and nothing more? Right now I’m at a place in my life where I’m allowing myself to express different aspects of who I am. Most people that know me, or who have spoken to me for a moment would likely say I’m already very expressive. Yes, I am; however, there’s much more to me than meets the eye! 

I’ll be the first one to say that although I’m very bold, it can be uncomfortable to step out and show people other sides of ourselves. People tend to know us in a certain way and whether they mean to or not, put us into a little box. So when we show them other skills, talents, or interests, it can rattle and trigger people a bit. Nothing wrong with that, just good to know that it’s going to happen. It doesn't matter what you choose to do; people will have an opinion when you finally decide to share your dreams with the world.

Please don’t let anyone, including yourself, stop you!...

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It's All Too Easy!

Jul 26, 2017

Things are getting way too easy, aren’t they? As I look around, I see books, blogs, and even videos focused on problems. I often overhear conversations and listen to others tell me how hard things are like its a badge of honor to do things the hardest way possible. I usually look at them a little perplexed and ask them if they even noticed how many times they said things were hard in the last 10 min of us chatting. Sometimes they are surprised and say that they don’t want things to be hard anymore if there’s any change, things could be easier. Other people look at me like I’m crazy, and say, but it is hard, that’s just how life is.

 

There’s this big misconception that life is hard and that to actually achieve anything you need to go through some struggling, suffering, and hardships. The more challenging the obstacles you overcome, the better. Heck, look at all the singing and dancing shows on tv, they all have to showcase the most...

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Be the One Who Smiles.

Jul 19, 2017

The other day I was spending time with a friend, and he mentioned he was becoming aware of some things as he was getting older [he’s 21 LOL!]. He feels like everything becomes harder and more is expected of him; things just aren’t fun anymore. I explained that he’s just very aware of the general way of how things go for most people and what they expect, but that he can choose to do things differently.

As we went about our day, I noticed that he would often smile and say hi to many people, so much so that I thought he knew most of them. Many of them smiled back, but most acted like they didn’t see him. Towards the end of the night his face lit up, and he said hi to this lady, and she just walked on. I asked him if he knew her, he said, nope I know a very few of the people I say, "hello" too. I just told myself when I was little that I was going to smile. I see so many miserable looking people, and I don’t want to be like that! 

 

What he...

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Uncomfortable Yet?

Jul 10, 2017

For most of us, comfort is the ultimate goal in life. We usually stick to people and situations that are safe and predictable. And if we do happen to do something out of our comfort zones it is often because we are forced to. Most of us don’t volunteer to give public speeches, really anything that puts us in the spotlight, and how often have you finished a workout thinking that it was so uncomfortable and you never wanted to work out again?! LOL! 

Throughout most of my life, I was on a quest to find safety and comfort. I was so serious about being comfortable at all times, because I was so uncomfortable, that I began to isolate myself to the extreme! To say I became a little bit of a control freak is an understatement. At the time I didn’t realize that I was aware of others thoughts, feelings, and energies. I just knew that I felt overloaded regularly and believed if I could just control everything; that would mean, finding that ultimate comfort I was...
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Keep Going

Jun 26, 2017

As we begin creating our lives more by choice, rather than by default, we may notice certain reactions from others that are uncomfortable to us. Not everyone is going to be happy or approve of what we choose all the time, or perhaps any of the time. We have to keep choosing for ourselves anyway.

Firstly it honestly doesn’t matter what you do or say; you will NEVER please everyone. So spare yourself the agony and running in endless circles of even attempting it. Sometimes people that you thought were supportive and happy for you will suddenly make an offhanded comment that leaves you wondering what the heck happened?! You may notice others tense up when you talk about goals or when you share any fun or exciting things in your life. You must realize it has nothing to do with you! It is their stuff being triggered and by you choosing to grow and expand it is inviting them to do the same. Some people can find that invitation downright terrifying; Keep going anyway!

People can, and...

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Asking for Help

Jun 20, 2017

This week I want to talk about something that has been on my mind for a very long time, years. The idea of asking for help and all the “stuff” that brings up for people. I’ve noticed people experiencing resistance, judgment, and guilt around asking for help.

Most of my life I felt tons of judgment towards myself for asking for any help. So I understand why people avoid asking others for help and how it could be viewed as a bad or disempowering thing. But what if it's not a bad thing? If you’re going through something and you require more info, ideas, a different perspective on things, just ask. If you were to speak up and ask, maybe things would flow so much easier. Why stress yourself out spinning in circles trying to resolve something, when you could perhaps ask and have the situation shift, sometimes in an instant!

I find it funny that most of you wouldn’t hesitate to take your car to a mechanic, pay a restaurant to help you with cooking meals, or...

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