Black Friday

Beach Time!

Thursday the table was dressed for the gathering of the feast. The meal was a twist of traditional and coastal with turkey, shrimp and fish and of course all the fixins plus dessert.

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Gobble, Gobble

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Then Friday was a big breakfast with beach time in the afternoon.

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(Photos by RSheridan)

Happy Holidays! Make New Traditions and Make Lifelong Memories. Enjoy Quality Time With Your Greatest Someones.


Go On An Adventure

Discover Time

When was the last time you went on an adventure? At least weekly for me, especially in escaping to the Great Outdoors.

Are you one that makes every outing an adventure? At times for me.

Are you one that finds fun in everything? I really try to.

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Get Curious and Explore

A great way to get active and motivated as well as stimulated and engaged! Check out the sights and the happenings. Find the excitement, joy and pleasure in the small, simple and new! Refreshing and renewing too.

I love a good stroll to peak my curiosity and stimulate my inner explorer. Outdoor play is a fun way to get the exercise in too.

Good for the whole being!

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Exploring

Finding the Light

I look, seek and even crave the natural light upon waking in the morning. Plus I find spending time outside helps me sleep better too.

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Natural Light

Tapping Into Your Senses

  • Your sense of self
  • Your creative self
  • Your five senses

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Sense of Self

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Creative Self

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Engage Your 5 Senses (Photos by RSheridan)

Love to Hear What You Are Up To, Please Share!


You Are Love

You Are Loved

Think about the love you give to yourself as well as others, especially your greatest someones!

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Loving, Growing, Experiencing . . .

Sense of Self

How do you tune into your sense of self and tap into your inner being?

  • Belief, value, trust.
  • Love, care, kindness, compassion.
  • Making time to go within yourself.
  • Connecting to your breath to reconnect with your whole being.
  • Being there for you and supporting yourself.

Create that space for yourself to have some much needed “me” time! To do what you want you want even if it means doing nothing.

Sense of Community

We all have that innate sense to belong and be a part of a bigger world. To communicate, interact and connect. To find that support. To spend time with others and not be such a solitary being. You find comfort in being within a community.

Being part of a community is a great way to learn, create and experience! To just be; present and mindful. To refresh and recharge. To give back and receive in return. The possibilities and opportunities are awaiting you!

This sense of community may bring out the adventurer in you too! Want to try something new. How about trying it by being part of a bigger group. A popular term in my community is the “exercise social” where you combine community, exercise/play and fun.

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Love, Belief, Hope . . .

Sense of Direction

How do you share and spread the love with yourself as well as others, especially your greatest someones?

  • Remind yourself that you are love and that you are loved.
  • Remind yourself to believe, value and trust in who you are.
  • Remind yourself to come from a place of love by listening to your heart and what it needs, wants and desires.
  • Remind yourself to be open to receiving as well as giving.
  • Remind yourself to share and spread the loving kindness.

How do you direct your focus, especially your passions and purpose?

  • By being . . .
  • By doing . . .
  • By learning
  • By experiencing . . .

The one that matters and is important is creating your own path to journey on!

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Creating Your Own Path to Journey! (Photos by RSheridan)

Love Sweet Love! Love to Hear How You Share The Loving Kindness!


Guiding Yourself By . . .

Tuning Into Your Energy,

Tapping Into Your Inner Strength

You know you are your greatest supporter and protector, right! 

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How do you tune into your energy?

  • Doing more of what you love.
  • Exploring more of your creative self.
  • Making time for yourself.
  • Taking the time to relax and rest throughout the day, week, month, and year.
  • Nurturing and nourishing your whole well being.

“Develop a discipline of listening to your feelings and trusting their wisdom

as energetic signposts along your personal journey to help guide yourself toward

that which is in alignment with your truest values and deeper visions.”~Jenny Clarke

How do you tap into your inner strength?

  • Being in charge and controlling your choices and decisions.
  • Making time for self care and self love; self confidence and self independence and support.
  • Believing, valuing and trusting yourself; self worth and empowerment.
  • Communicating, interacting and connecting to your whole being from the inside out.
  • Learning to release and let go of what is no longer working or serving you.

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How Are You Filling Your Bucket? (Photos by RSheridan)

Really Think About What Gives You Fulfillment and Satisfaction! Remember to Create That Space For Your Whole Well Being. Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share.


Navigation Challenged

Where Am I?

Do you wish for a sign that states “YOU ARE HERE” and still have no clue where you are at? Does deciphering ANY map (including the one at the mall) make you break out in a sweat and send you into a panic attack? Do you pretend you know where you are at in order to get someone to tell you where you really are? Then you may be “Navigation Challenged”!

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  • Do you pretty much take the same route every time to get somewhere even if it is the long way there?
  • Do you avoid the word “Shortcut” because you know darn well taking that shortcut is going to have you lost for at least an hour or two or maybe half the day?
  • Do you conduct a dry run a few days before hand when you have to go somewhere new and unfamiliar to you?

Some of us need detailed directions, 1 2 3, abc as well as a dry run – at least we are trying to improve our navigational skills!

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Beware youmay get lost.

However, think of all the places you would not have seen

if you were not with the “Navigation Challenged”.

We take getting lost to a whole new level of excitement and maybe even a little fear.~RSheridan

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(Photos by RSheridan)

Here’s to all the Navigation Challenged People – May You Find Your Way (Eventually & In Your Own Way)!

Where Are You Getting Lost To Today? Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share.


The 3 R’s

Release, Rebalance and Renew

September is a reflecting and reviewing month for me.

  • Reflecting back on the past months and then looking ahead to Fall, the Holidays and the New Year.
  • Reviewing your progress so far and starting to plan for the months ahead.
  • Releasing and letting go of what is no longer working for you or serving your best interests.
  • Rebalancing to find your center.
  • Renewing your whole being.

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Basically a self check in with your whole being!

  • Where are you spending your time and energy?
  • Where is your focus and attention directing or drawing you to?
  • Are you making time for yourself to do for your whole well being?

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Really think about stepping back from doing and moving into being more. Communicate with yourself to release and let go. Interact with yourself and your whole being to rebalance. Connect to your whole well being to recharge for your health, wellness and happiness. 

Remember to reconnect with your greatest someones too. Communicate and interact one-on-one as well as face-to-face. Really spend quality time with one another. Remind yourself to do for you so you can do for others. 

I want to savor and soak this time of the year in. Not get sucked into the rush of going and doing. I need to remind myself of my limits to create space for myself as well as my greatest someones. When I feel relaxed and rested, I feel good, energized and renewed. 

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(Photos by RSheridan)

Let’s not overthink and overdo it! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share.


A Personal Journey

In Discovering a Lifestyle

That Works Best for You

Jason Wachob is the Founder and CEO of mindbodygreen.com. His site is dedicated to health and happiness. He wrote a book called Wellth: How I Learned to Build a Life, Not a ResumeI like Jason’s approach on living life!

“A wellthy existence is one in which happiness is attainable, health is paramount,

and daily living is about abundance. It’s a life in which work is purposeful;

friendships are deep and plentiful; and there’s a daily sense of richness or overflowing joy.”~Jason Wachob

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The one question he asks is “What will make your life more wellthy?”. 

For me – A life of well being for my whole being. Creating my story . . . following my path to journey along . . . gaining experiences and making memories.

I think we are all curious beings to a degree! Why not explore more to experience what life has to offer to each and every one of us. Being open to the possibilities and opportunities and even change. Believing and loving as well as valuing and trusting yourself to make the choices you need to live a good life. Learning and developing by stretching the old comfort zone in trying new things. Opening your heart and mind to embrace life in all its messy beautifulness! 

That creates passion and the craving to do more of what you love!

  • Working hard and playing harder.
  • Laughing and living.
  • Exploring and adventuring.

That creates richness, depth and abundance!

  • Gratefulness and groundedness.
  • Appreciation and thankfulness.
  • Nourishing and nurturing your whole being.

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That creates meaning, purpose and fullness!

  • Finding your purpose and discovering a meaningful life.
  • Being active and motivating yourself.
  • Finding inspiration and sparking your creative being.

That creates a healthier and happier sense of self for your whole being! 

  • Breathing and connecting.
  • Releasing and letting go.
  • Forgiving and healing.

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(Photos by RSheridan)

 Your own personal journey that is unique as well as matters to you! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share.


A Natural Bond

With Nature

Do you have a natural bond with nature? Do you like to get out and into the Great Outdoors?

Yes and yes for me! That quality time with myself. That grounded feeling with my feet touching the terra firma. That connection to my whole being!

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I love to wander to wonder and let my body, heart and mind just be free! 

Nature is unique and magical! Nature provides inspiration and motivation. Nature is accessible and for the most part a free activity to enjoy. Nature makes you want to slow the pace down to enjoy your surroundings and tap into your senses! 

There are many ways to experience nature.

  • Gardening.
  • Going to the Farmers Market to explore, eat and wander as well as pick out fruits, veggies and/or flowers.
  • Going to a Pick Your Own Place for fruits and/or veggies (i.e. apples, berries, pumpkins, etc.).
  • Eco friendly activities (i.e. ziplining, paddle boarding, fishing, etc.).
  • Foraging (make sure you know what is edible and what is not – take a tour with an expert).
  • Journaling, creating and/or capturing your explorations and adventures.
  • Learning in general. Cooking and Creating. Gardening and Foraging. Fauna and flora. Endless possibilities!
  • Seeking out an adventure.
  • Sparking your curiosity to explore as well as using your senses to smell and even taste.
  • Walking, hiking, biking, etc. Hitting the nature trail or exploring nature and its natural beauty.

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(Photos by RSheridan)

Love to Hear How You Bond With Nature, Please Share!


Prosperity

Going for What You Need

Want and/or Crave

What does prosperity mean to you? 

For me it is about tapping into what I already have from within myself and tuning into what I need, want and/or crave! My inner guidance system that encompasses my whole being. My ability to attract that richness of abundance that works best for my whole being. My overall humanness in being true to who I am; believing, valuing, trusting!

Think about . . .

  • Listening to your whole being.
  • Paying attention and being aware.
  • Asking yourself great questions.
  • Utilizing your intuition and instinct.

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Being True and Loving

It comes from within your inner self! Trusting your inner wisdom and intelligence. Tuning and tapping into your senses and your physical sensations. What is your being trying to tell you!

  • Recognizing and learning to listen to your inner being and voice.
  • Communicating, interacting and connecting with your whole being.
  • Cultivating growth and gaining experiences.

How do you shift back to yourself and make time for yourself? 

It comes from practicing, personalizing, prioritizing, promoting . . .

  • Creating personal space and boundaries.
  • Using your time and energy effeciently and effectively.
  • Willing to be open to the opportunities.
  • Making those good choices and decisions that benefit and work best for you.
  • Setting goals and intentions.
  • Doing things differently to change and transform for the better.
  • Prioritizing health, wellness, wealth, and happiness.

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Creating and Cultivating

How do you define success?

It comes from you and the love your have for yourself.

  • Self love and self care.
  •  Self compassion and self forgiveness.
  • Self belief, value and trust.

By defining success in your own terms and the perspective you have on how you approach your own success! Find yourself identifying what matters to you that makes you a healthier and happier being. Find yourself focusing on what you do have. Creating what you need to be successful!

By acknowledging what scares you and still taking action! Especially amongst fear, doubt and mistakes. While having the guts and faith to embrace it and do it. Sure it may be easier to hide and avoid, but think about what you may be missing out on in not trying at all!

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Stretching and Awakening

By stretching yourself and the expectations and limits you set for yourself! In stretching you learn to deal and cope as well as adapt and change. In taking control and making choices you create your space, boundaries and freedoms. You focus on the here and now!

By creating more of what you want and less of what you do not! If you do not know than figure it out by going within yourself and into your heart. Open your mind to learning new skills and developing new strengths. You may even awaken talents and gifts that have been dormant!

By being with your greatest someones and hanging with the people that get you! That building and giving and receiving. That encouragement and care. That love and support!

On a final note you do not get what you do not ask for! Ask for what you need, want and/or crave, especially from yourself. Practice communicating with yourself and then sharing with the others in your life on the whats. Be clear and in tune with your whole being on your asks! 

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Opening Yourself Up (Photos by RSheridan)

Remember to Show Up, Step Up and Share You With Your Whole Being & Really Connect With Your Inner Sense of Self Being! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share.


Tuning Inward

To Your Whole Being

When you make the time to go within yourself where does your focus go?

  • What speaks to you? The mind, body or spirit?
  • Does the left-side or right-side of the brain or both sides kick in?
  • Are you one part or a sum of all parts with your whole being?

The left side of the brain controls the right side of the body. The right side of the brain controls the left side of the body. The left side of the brain helps us perform tasks that have to do with logic whereas the right side of the brain taps into the creative side.

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Left Side vs. Right Side

I know for me when I am questioning I usually engage the left side of my brain to think logical. I tend to look at the micro and get stuck in the details. However, I am discovering a fun approach by engaging the right side of my brain to engage my creative side. I need to focus in on the macro at times and really see the big picture.

How does one engage the right side of their brain? By thinking outside the box and coloring outside the lines. Journaling, coloring, doodling, etc. There is something about taking a creative approach to decision making, problem solving, finding opportunities, etc.!

Being . . .

It is about being with less doing and engaging the whole being! Nuturing and cultivating all aspects of your being. Nourishing and motivating all aspects of your being. Tuning and tapping into your needs for your whole being!

“We are all already winners of the overdoing award. We need to start winning the over-being award.”~Michael Taylor

Let’s face it we could be busy doing all day long and sometimes all that doing feels like an act of getting nothing done!

  • Think about using your energies efficently to be effective.
  • Think about being more to catch your breath and come up for some much needed air.
  • Think about your health and happiness.
  • Think about creating a space for yourself to be one with your whole being.
  • Think about making time to relax and rest.

Really think about how you want to spend your time and energies in living your life each and every day!

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Creating . . . Reflecting . . . Being . . .

Prioritizing . . .

Ask Yourself . . .

  • What is your 1st priority when you start your day?
  • What is the 1 thing you want to DO today?
  • What is the 1 thing you want to BE today?
  • Do you make the time at the end of the day to release and let go?

Do you wish to wake naturally by the light of the day versus the alarm clock. What would your “utopian” morning be like? Relaxing, exercising, meditating, reading, etc. Talk about starting the day with a mindful and present mind set! 

Do you wish that when your head hits the pillow at night you are fast asleep. Do you detox from technology before going to bed? Creating that space to relax and then rest for the night. Imagine the reboot to reenergize yourself in a more natural way then loading up on caffeine and sugar to start the day. 

Try starting and ending your day with a little creativity! Think about how you are filling your mind. Think about how you are filling your heart. Think about how you are using your energy, especially the creative, to charge up and release throughout the day!

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Drawing a Line in the Sand (Photos by RSheridan)

How Are You Stimulating and Activating Your Whole Being Today? What Are You Putting FIRST? Love to Hear, Please Share!


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