It is that time of year where visions of sugar plums are dancing in your head, you're not sleeping in your bed, and you are trying to figure out how to fit everything into your day. Every year at this time we are faced with what we wanted to accomplish verses what we actually accomplished, and everything in between. It is in these moments we can dig deep to re-evaliuate what is truly important and what we want to see.
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It has been quiet a year in our house. Between starting a new business, having our youngest daughter start high school and be in a horrible car accident, to 10Xing our business and welcoming a new grand baby into our ever expanding family. Life has truly had its ups and ups??
What don't I mean ups and downs?? No I do not , this is why. I believe that everything in life is happening for me not to me. So even in the struggles I see strengths. During crazy moments we get to choose to find opportunity....
Where did this year go? If you are like me you are truly reflecting on the past 10 months. It was exactly a year ago today that I made the decision to change my life and the lives of those I love. The choice for change is one we are all faced with every day. We can look at our lives and say yes to becoming the best and highest version of ourselves or just say I'm fine. I believe F-I-N-E is truly a 4 letter word my loves. I know for me I have and always will be blessed but in this world where violence, scarcity, and division seem be common themes. I knew I had to do something to create more positive ripples in our world. To change the way I looked at my life, and in turn discover the beauty of every obstacle.
What did I do? I chose to make this my year of change. Try new things, travel alone, immerse myself personal development, become a Certified High Performance Coach, reiki Master, and lover of all things life enhancing.
I realized that I was so busy making a...
Happy September to you and yours. As the season's begin to change and the leaves start to fall. I am so reminded of the beauty of change.
Change in seasons
Change in direction
Change in life
but most of all the absolute incredible opportunity we have every day to change the way we look at things.
It is true that change is the one constant, but it is also true that we always have a choice.
A choice to grow
A choice to embrace it
A choice to see opportunity in every obstacle
and a choice to rise from where we are to where we want to be
For me as the seasons change I always take this time to reflect on where I am today
where I used to be
where I want to go
and just how far I have come
So I invite you today my Gangsta's to celebrate your wins, choose to see your flaws but love yourself anyway, be unapologetically you in every way, and open the door to the possibility that you are exactly where you should be at this very moment for a reason.
This is your season...
This is a question I used to ask myself daily. I found it so hard to look at myself in the mirror and say, "I Love You". I just couldn't seem to get past all of the things I felt were mistakes, problems, self imposed limitations. I was always striving for more, never stopping to appreciate the now. Constantly looking to this new training, that Guru, more, more, more...
That is until I learned about mindset. What is mindset you say?
Mindset is the ability to choose our thoughts, see the negative but decide to stay in the positive. We all have them those fears, doubts, creepy feelings that disguise themselves as facts. Truth is we are reminded of them daily on social media, TV, newspaper," I know Im dating myself, who reads the paper anymore?"
But I when I added Meditation to my daily self care routine, my entire life changed. I was able to see my obstacles as opportunities, feel my feelings but not stay stuck in the fog.
You see I believe that prayer is when we talk...
Today I am reminded of the beauty of choice. Every day we have a chance to choose to see the beauty or the mess, the problem or the opportunity, the blessing or keep stressing.
I think as a Mom, business owner, and a go getter so often I can get caught up in the " I have to do this" mentality. So I remind myself daily, I GET TO DO THIS!
If you have kids you take all over God's green earth in your Taxi, guess what you have kids to take to those places. If you have so much work you are stressed out, woohoo you have a job. If you have a long communte, you have a car to drive yourself to the job you are lucky to have. If you are able to drive your car, you have money to put gas in the tank to take yourself on that long commute.
Wow, right... There is aways a way to find appreciation , joy and gratitiude even in the craziest of tasks. It is all about how you reframe it. What labels you give those small things and the attitude you bring to every situation.
As I am writing this...
Nothing burns my booty more than to hear a fellow sister or stay at home parent say, " I am just a Mom, I just take care of the kids!"
Every day I get up with the same intention. Give thanks, practice Reiki, exercise my buns off, and spread love everywhere I go. Some how over the last few months of preparing to launch a new business I am able to do it all, take care of my family, practice all forms of love, get my Reiki on as well as shine as much light as possible. All except one consistently, "Exercise"...
Don't get me wrong I am super active, I still do Yoga several times per week, walk my fur babies, and walk on my trail. I just only take the time to sweat like crazy when I am out of town or trying to achieve a goal!
Why, why is it that the one thing that makes everything else so much better when I do it for myself, is the one thing I manage to do last?
The answer is very simple...
I keep my promises to everyone else, but not to myself!
Yikes, there I said it lovelies! I am...
Congratulations Beautiful on taking the first step to increase your happy today!
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