Ever Changing

Learning to Go With the Flow

Do human beings come with a “flux control”? I so wish for one because as I get older I am not happy about change at times. However, without change and transition in my life I would not experience growth and gain life experiences!

IMAGINE if the year you were born in is the year you live in for your lifetime! YIKES! Hello! “the Nineteen Seventies”. I think about the clothes and interior design. I think about the economical, political and environmental climates.

After that image, I cannot imagine NO CHANGE! I certainly would not want to be stuck in certain ages, like being 12, going on 17, reaching my 30′s and etc., etc., etc. There is a need for change, flux and transition when it comes to living your life. Thank goodness for starting a new day every day!

Learning to Drift

I start thinking about my 40′s and I think to myself that I need to learn how to drift more! I want to slow down and not continue speeding up or more like just trying to catch up. I need to be more focused and be more in the present moment. I really want to appreciate what I already do have in my life and living the life I do want!

IMAGINE if you were part of the animal kingdom! Talk about mad dashing and running for your life. It is game on with the surviving when amongst wild animals! It is pretty much survive or be eaten.

I think I am pretty lucky to be in the human kingdom. At least humans have “creature comforts” and do not have to live outside 24/7!

Learning to Release to Let Go

I am learning to release and to just let go, especially the things I have NO CONTROL OVER! I reallly need to enjoy the process and the journey and not just the perfection and the destination. I want to start enjoying and appreciating the good and the positive in my life!

IMAGINE a world with a little more love and kindness each and every day! I need to express gratitude way more than I already do and be more mindful when it comes to myself and others too. I want to find that deeper connection within myself in not just existing, but really living my life!

That is what matters the most to me! I feel more motivated and energized. A smile and a laugh go a long way in living a happier and healthier life and your whole being will thank you too!


(Photos by RSheridan)

Here’s to CELEBRATING Life More, Way More!!!


Going Through The Motions

Wanting to Keep More Than My Head Above Water!

How do you focus on what matters in living your life? On one hand you have the getting by and going through the motions. While on the other hand you have the being in the present moment. Do you ever feel like life is just speeding on by? Are you on or off or somewhere in between? It depends, right!


Speeding On By! (Photo by RSheridan)

Is it about less doing and more being? Embrace the Present!

I know I find myself zoning out and being not interested and bored when overstimulated. I also find myself stuck and struggling and all up in my own business when overwhelmed. I feel like I need a good cleansing rain in my life to start fresh once again! Wash away all that “STUFF” going on and get focused on living!

I know for me there is one thing that will STOP me in my tracks! I do not like the impatient, unpleasant and even rude person that lives inside of me that bubbles to the surface when I feel like I cannot handle one more thing. She is one ugly, hot mess! Especially when she has indeed had enough and is ready to boil over with anger. I know I need a “time out”!


Need a Time Out! (Photo by RSheridan)

Why does that happen? That certainly is NOT the Best Me!

I think in a way it is like a self check! Put the best version of yourself out there. Remember life is speeding by with or without you! Accept that you are doing a good job and to the best of your abilities too. Give Yourself Some TLC!

You have to take the bad moments with the good moments and everything in between that comes your way! There are times where you have to jump in or at least wade in and deal with that “STUFF”. There are times where you have to engage fully and focus on the task at hand. You embrace change, accept what matters and let go of the rest!


One WILD Ride! (Photo by RSheridan)

Is it about less wanting and more living? Living the Life You Do Have!

Laugh Often, Love MUCH, Live Fully!!!


A Good Practice

Helps Build

A Solid Foundation

I am truly blessed and so lucky to work with a personal trainer! I am learning to do away with those unhealthy and bad habits I have formed in working out over the years. I am relearning the basics to create a good practice that gives me the solid foundation I need for myself, my needs and my whole being. I am discovering that in having a good practice it helps me throughout my day and not just in my work outs!

The greatest lesson I have learned is relying on myself once again! I love having a trainer that listens to my needs, guides me and supports me. I love that my trainer slowly hands my body back to me to educate myself on what my whole being needs! I am learning to form healthier movements, create new muscle memories and form healthier posture and alignment.

Posture and Poses

Posture helps me and my body in so many ways (i.e. breathing, moving, exercising, living, etc.)! I noticed my bad posture turning into good posture within days of being more aware of it. I love being able to correct myself in poses now! I need to listen to my body and its needs or risk injury.

Motions and Movements

I love being more aware of my body and how it moves! I want to do more good than harm to my whole being. I am more aware of healthy motions and movements now! I am still learning how to relieve tension and stress in my body in a more natural way.

Safety and Stability

I am learning how my body moves as well as how to align my body in my motions and movements! It helps me create stability and balance. It helps me with my posture and going into poses. It helps me be more aware of my limitations to move safely!

Strength and Flexibility

I absolutely LOVE discovering my STRONG again! I am building that strength in my muscles and my joints that helps me become more flexible in moving my body. I am more aware of pain and discomfort in order to lessen the risk of injury. I am building endurance not only in my work outs, but in living my daily life too!

Rest and Relaxation

I am enjoying working out two times a week! It gives my body a chance to rest and my muscles and my joints can relax and recover. I make rest and relaxation a part of my workout routine throughout the week. I have even learned that there is a proper way to position my body while sleeping!


(Photos by RSheridan)

Here’s to Creating A Good Practice That Is Best For You and Your Body! Here’s to Building A Solid Foundation For You and Your Body! Here’s to Experiencing a Healthier Body and a Happier You!!! Love to Hear What You Are Doing, Please Share!


Aligning

The Stars in Your Life

Are you looking and searching for IT in your life? Wishes to Hopes to Dreams. Love to Family to Home Sweet Home. Personal to Professional to Everything in Between.

How do your beliefs, thoughts and actions align to help you find IT? Are your beliefs changeable? Are your thoughts ready for a new perspective? Are your actions results driven?

How do your beliefs align with what matters in your life?

Are you a realist, an optimist, or a pessimist? Do you think in terms of possible or impossible? Sometimes you need to be open to the possibilities as well as change. Especially when it comes to what matters in living the life you want. You have to focus your beliefs on what is achievable and believable and go for it!

How do your thoughts align with what you want in your life?

Do you really listen to your inner voice or just let it ramble on and on and on? Think about all the outer dialogue going on around you on a daily basis. In listening to your inner voice and living from within can really impact the results in living the life you want. Redefining your focus on your inner thoughts does matter to the experiences you will have in your life!

How do your actions align with what you want out of your life?

What do you do with your hopes and dreams? Do you keep wishing or take action and make it happen? Do you set goals and have an action plan? Do you just be or do? Your actions can be powerful in getting the results you want out of your life!


(Photos by RSheridan)

May the Stars Smile On YOU – Be Believable!!!


I Am . . .

What I Want to Be!!!

You know you can be whatever you want to be!

I Am . . . so lucky to have found my greatest someone to share my life with! I enjoy hanging out with my best friend and spending time together. I love adventuring through life with my greatest someone!


Love Sweet Love

I Am . . . a craver and just curious about life in general! I love learning and discovering more about who I am, who I want to be and what I want in my life. I want to get involved, interact and connect with myself and others. I truly want to be a positive force in my life and share it with others!

I Am . . . a breathing, feeling, living human being! I love having love, being loved and sharing that love with myself and others. I enjoy learning, growing and gaining life experiences. I want to add to my life and the life of others in a good way!


Reading . . . Writing . . . Creating

I Am . . . a reader and creative writer! I enjoy a great read, especially one that is hard to put down and is a page-turner. I found my passion for creative writing again. I discovered a new passion in blogging that gives me a voice as well as a creative outlet. I love a great story!

I Am . . . on a journey of self! I am discovering a happier and healthier me. I am listening to myself from the inside out and tuning into my needs again. I am looking to find a better version of me!


Finding . . . Discovering . . . Creating My Path (Photos by RSheridan)

Here’s to Creating the Life I Want to Live!!!


Life Changing

AMAZE Yourself!!!

I recently read something that spoke to me and my journey of living from within myself!

“I’ve found it to be an amazing experience to live knowing

that even the seemingly problematic issues in my life are the answers to my prayers.” ~ Nawala Damiba

Do you feel a disconnect from the person who lives inside you and the person you present on the outside? I know I feel torn between living life in general and living life in overcomplication. Why is that?


Finding My Way

Resisting change and even fighting change with every fiber of your being can be the norm! I am an asker of many questions as well as a challenger when it comes to change. I have my moments of feeling dazed, confused and just plain lost in the transition at times. I really try hard to see the positive side of change, especially if it matters to me!

There are times where you need to stop the madness, conflict and turmoil of change! You need to be open to embracing change and growing as a person, especially when it comes to transformation or life changes. See it as a challenge, but also as a BLESSING in your AMAZING life! Your problematic issues just may be the solutions you have been looking for in your life.

You never know it could be a freeing experience in your life! Give yourself that permission to let go and release instead of holding on tight. Gain those life experiences. You may just find a GREATER VERSION OF YOURSELF in the process!


Discovering My Path . . . Living My Life . . . Creating My Story (Photos by RSheridan)

Why Not AMAZE Yourself When It Comes To Living Your Life & Creating Your Life Story!!!


The Little Things

In Life Add Up

How do you see the little things in your life add up?

I take it 50/50! I see happiness, fulfillment and blessings. I see frustration, negative thoughts and stressors. Take your pick and press 1 for further assistance!

PRESS 1

Here’s the kicker! The little stressors keep you in stress mode more than you think and that adds up. Those little stressors can really take a toll on your body, mind and spirit. I know my poor stress hormones think I am waging war and threatening my life. Sometimes you just have to wave the white flag of surrender and let it go!

I would like to think that the little things in life are just the way life is! However, I tend to stick my nose in, meddle and overcomplicate my life at times. I know I wear my emotions on my sleeve and take some things waaay to personal too. I need to think about keeping it simple!


HEART This Photo:)

I crave solitude or escape to recharge and reenergize my batteries! I enjoy taking time for myself as well as giving myself a little love and TLC. I get my positive energies flowing again and that feels great! Nothing better than a good read and a glass of wine.

I am learning that I enjoy 30 minutes to myself in the morning! I do not like to start my day rushing around because it simply throws me off and stresses me out. I feel like I will never catch up and that really kicks my poor stress hormones into high gear and into action. I make sure I take time out for myself throughout the day too!

The best way to reduce those stressors is to connect and communicate with your greatest someones on a daily basis! The connecting and communicating needs to be done in a good, positive way though. Tune in instead of tuning out! Remember to be short, simple and direct as well as ask for the person’s full attention too.


Communication . . . Interaction . . . Connection . . . Love (Photos by RSheridan)

Here’s to Seeing the BEST in the Little Things In Life!!!


Getting Back to the Basics

When It Comes To Working Out

I did go there in 2012 with the total body conditioning classes! I am pretty sure now it was not a total body workout, but a punishment to my whole being. My mind was telling me love while my body was screaming for me to RUN AWAY! I ended up with a pretty significant injury that ended my craze with those workouts.


RUN . . . AWAY . . .

My mental state and my physical being were at war with each other and that was stressing my whole being out! My mind went into lock down and my whole being went into survival mode. I was making myself sick, unwell and unhealthy in doing that. I need to take care of my whole being and not just pound it in to submission with every workout!


STOP the Madness

I am not crazed enough in my own mind and body to sign up for Crossfit or a Boot Camp! I have witnessed Boot Camps in the gym I go to and it is too many people trying to do way too many things at one time. I understand enough about Crossfit to never do it! There is no incentive for me to gain in that I am not training for anything. I am just trying to get fit and healthy!

So . . .


Enough Said – ha!

I went back to the basics in 2013 and have not looked back! I finally have found my groove when it comes to working out. I stepped off the treadmill and thanks to a little help have discovered just what the gym and its various areas can do for my whole being! I finally have found that two days in the gym is enough for me. I love hitting the Great Outdoors for another workout or two throughout the week too!

I have not picked up a dumbbell or barbell in years and now are part of my workout again! I am still doing the standards, like sit-ups and push-ups as well as squats and lunges. I love not having to get on the floor to do sit-ups and push-ups! I am learning that  there is key machines in the gym to use to my benefit and enjoy learning how to use those machines.


Getting the Weights In

I am learning to take care of myself and my whole being! I am taking the time that my body needs to heal, recover and rest. I need to listen to my body and what my body needs! I am feeling good and seeing results for the better now.

I find the gym a place to clear my head and unwind! I no longer find the gym a stressful place. I reevaluated the reasons I exercise after that pretty significant injury sidelined and sidetracked me. I have a new goal now in creating a healthier lifestyle for myself; a true LIFESTYLE CHANGE!

How Are You Getting Your Work Out On? Please Share, Love to Hear What You Are Doing!


Life Savers

Hang On . . .

Sometimes life is like those Life Savers candies; fruit-flavored and a hard candy with a hole in the middle! The hole has an important role to play. I am learning that I need to throw myself a life saver every once in a while and hang on to the hole, especially in rough waters! Which flavor should I choose this time?


Magical

Then there are days where NOTHING sticks with me and EVERYTHING just sticks to me instead! I prefer things to bounce off of me and not stick to me. Life will do that though, sneak up on you and stick it to you!

I usually go on the defensive and get my reactionary on when life gets rough and comes at me! I had one of those Duh! moments recently. I discovered that I have the tools I need already at my disposal and just need to put them into action. These tools are great for sticky situations!


ROUGH Seas Ahead!!!

The 3 Tools You Already Have to Handle What Life Throws at You

  1. Listening to your intuition.
  2. Following your heart.
  3. Trusting in your instincts and gut reactions.

I need to start using those tools when it comes to myself and meeting my needs! Here is why . . .

  • In listening to my inner voice I am being guided by my intuition.
  • In following my heart I am doing what I love and what I am passionate about.
  • In trusting my instincts I am believing in myself.
  • It helps me connect to myself and my whole being!


L-O-V-E

Here are a few other things to consider .  . .

  • Why continue doing something that does not make you happy and does not make you feel great!
  • Why not clean out the emotional house and just declutter the whole place.
  • Why not release and let go of what is no longer serving you for your whole being.
  • Why not feed into your imagination and creativity!
  • Why not get curious and explore again.

I know I have high expectations and I know I want instant gratification at times too! However, expecting it to show up in my life is one thing, but the other thing is not making the space for it. That will start to weigh on me and swallow me up in no time at all! I have to make space as well as make changes and transitions when it comes to living the life I want too. I am just as guilty in adding to what life is already trying to hand me!

I know for me if I just stop or slow down, take a deep breathe and count to 10 my perspective usually changes for the better! Sometimes my attitude even follows right along! I do know when it happened, but I do not know all the reasons why it happened to me. I stopped believing and trusting in myself and that is so not the place to be! I do not want to close myself off like that and WANT so much more when it comes to living the life I want.


Riding the Waves and Going With the Flow (Pictures by RSheridan)

So . . . Just like those Life Savors. Life will keep giving you opportunities until 1 or 2 or 3 start to STICK!


So NOT Helpless

Love This Quote!

“You have the power to heal your life, and you need to know that.

We think so often that we are helpless, but we’re not.

We always have the power of our minds . . .

Claim and consciously use your power.” ~Louise Hay

The mind is a powerful thing to have in your arsenal for tackling life head on! I am like a triple-threat – brains, beauty and braun. Play the opportunist instead of the victim in your life! You have the ability to own and take control of creating and living your life.


BE AMAZING


BE Strong


BE Beautiful and SHINE (Photos by RSheridan)

Here’s to Using YOUR POWER(S)!!! Please Feel Free to Share Your Powers, Love to Hear!


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