Making Time

To Put Your Dreams Into Action

  • Make time to get curious and explore.
  • Make time to break out of your comfort zone.
  • Make time to find your motivation and discover your passions.
  • Make time to dream, imagine and vision.

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Journeying . . .

Ask Yourself . . .

  1. What do you really enjoy?
  2. What is important to you?

Take the time to define your passions and really go after what you want! It may require being open . . . to the possibilities . . . to change . . . to the opportunties, etc. Communicate, interact and connect with your whole being to define and determine what you want, need, crave, etc.! Really tap into your power and tune into your energy. Develop a healthy and happy relationship in what you want!

Take the Time For YOU!

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Dreaming . . . Loving . . . Living . . .

Ask Yourself . . .

  1. What is not showing up for you when you ask for it?
  2. Why?
  3. What can you do to change that?

There are times you get what you ask for, but it comes in a different form. There are times you do not get what you ask for, but it is exactly what you needed though. There are times you have to think outside the box and get creative to get what you ask for. There are times you need to have a Plan B to your Plan A.

You ask and create your successes, milestones and experiences! 

Make the Time for YOU!

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Relaxing & Resting

Ask Yourself . . .

  • What do you envision?
  • What can you do to obtain and achieve that vision?
  • What skills and tools will you need to use?

In knowing who you truly are you can reach outside of yourself! To stretch yourself and your comfort zone. To expand yourself to go after “IT”. You are the only one that can do that for you!

To be open to learning to gain those skills! To gain the knowledge to develop. To gain the experience to grow. Find a mentor to guide you and a buddy to journey along with you!

Remember to check in with yourself! What is your reason for going after “IT”. That vision gives you inspiration and motivation. That vision gives you a mood and energy boost! 

Narrow down the details and get specific in what you want and need!  

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Focusing In . . .

Ask Yourself . . .

  • What is stopping you from going after “IT”?
  • Why?
  • How do you clear it out?

There are usually two clear blocks; fear and limits! Before you run and hide or even flee just stop and pause. You cannot just ignore or wish away what is blocking you. You have to deal with it and deal with it head on! 

You have to tune into and tap into the inner you! What do you believe and value? What matters and is important to you? Do you trust in yourself and have the confidence to go after what you need, want or crave?

You need to use your power to your advantage and do what is best for you! Really tap into your fears as well as your feelings. Really ask yourself the tough questions to get to the bottom of things for yourself and your whole being. That will help in releasing, letting go and clearing it out! 

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Going for “IT” (Photos by RSheridan)

Find Your Inspiration and Motivation To Drive YOU! Find Your Practice To Be Disciplined In Going After What YOU Want! Find Your Progress In Practicing Small Steps Every Day! Love To Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share!


Do You Hear It?

That Place That Calls To You,

That Place That Speaks To You

Your favorite spot to kick back and relax! Be it indoors or outdoors. Be it by yourself or with your greatest someone or a group of your greatest someones. To just BE!

To reconnect with yourself and recharge your whole being! Your energy is connected to your wellness as well as your happiness. Think about how you use your energy! 

  • Why does relaxation and rest seem complicated at times?
  • Why does it not seem natural to obtain?
  • What is wrong with doing nothing?

Figure out what works best for you to relax! Think about what relaxes you. Then create it for yourself!

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My Top 3

  • Adventuring with my greatest someone aka my adventure partner.
  • Getting outside to wander and explore (maybe with camera in hand).
  • Kicking back and doing what I love (i.e. sitting on the beach, riding my bike, reading a good book, watching a movie, etc.).

Think about connecting to your breath. Your heartbeat decreases. Your whole being expands. You find that calm and reset the balance from within yourself!

Think about your feet connecting to the ground. You stand and take notice of what is going on around you. Your pace changes. Your mind surrenders and starts to wander!

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Think about your senses. Think about the light and the shade. Think about the sights, the sounds and the smells. Think about your interior and exterior landscapes. What are you taking in!

What is calling and speaking to you? What feels best to you? What feels good to you? Remember to be mindful and be in the present moment!

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(Photos by RSheridan)

Here’s to Practicing  . . . Here’s to Coming Back for More of What Feels Best and Good To You & Your Whole Being . . . Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share.


Your Attention Please

Yes, You!

I recently read an article by Dr. Nate Klemp about meditation and it resonated with me! He talked about practicing meditation and being aware of three steps in particular. However, you could put these 3 steps into pretty much everything you practice on a daily, weekly and monthly basis!

  1. NOTICE by Creating a Cue.
  2. SHIFT by Redirecting Your Attention.
  3. REWIRE by Keeping Your Attention On the Present.

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Noticing . . .

Noticing

A Notice Cue? I know I was like what is that. It helps remind you . . .

  • To practice meditation and/or calmness.
  • To be present and aware.
  • To be mindful and engage your whole being mentally, physically, etc.

I think about tuning into my breath. Breathe in . . . breathe out . . . find the zen . . .

I think about putting the disruptions and the distractions on the down low. To be aware and focus. To be present and mindful. To take a break. To just be . . .

I know I usually start my day by taking 15-minutes and ending my day with 30-minutes of unwind and decompress time. I need to instill more of that throughout my work day though. I need to schedule in some R&R on the weekends. I need to make time to be with myself and my whole being!

To become a healthier and happier being! 

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Cueing . . .

Shifting

  • How many times do we shift our attention?
  • What needs your attention?
  • What grabs your attention?

Practicing awareness helps you reign in that wandering mind! Just the amount of thoughts running through your head. To be mindful and to be in the present moment! It is not easy in this fast paced and technology driven world.

Engage your senses, especially to the sights and sounds in that present moment of time! It can be centering. Focusing on the task at hand and directing your thoughts to that task!

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Being . . .

Rewiring

How to teach yourself to bring back your attention when your mind starts to wander! Sometimes a wandering mind can be a good thing and other times not so much. Depends on what you are doing. Taking five minutes to rewire, bring your attention back and focus on the moment is a great practice!

The key is to notice and cue into your wandering mind as well as shift and rewire your attention! It can help you focus your mind and center your being. You also are one step closer to practicing mindfulness!

You learn how to take each moment to become more present and mindful of what you are doing and what is going on around you! You improve your focus and increase your productivity. You put your energies to good use. Your overall whole being benefits by reducing stress and anxiety, not rushing here and there and running on E!

I know you are thinking about the time to do this! Time is precious, right. Why not use it to your best advantage then! This is not something you need to take time out of your day to do. Plus maybe more of us need to take 5 minutes here and there throughout the day to reset the whole being! Get up, go for a walk and stretch if nothing else during those 5 minutes!

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Taking Time for Your Whole Being! (Photos by RSheridan)

Your Whole Being Will Thank You! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share.


Getting Schooled

By Nature’s Inspiration

What Lessons Do You Take From Being Out In Nature?

We Are a Small Part of a Bigger World

I experienced a good portion of the West Coast in my eleven years living out there. Nothing stops you in your tracks faster than seeing elusive wildlife you should not encounter (i.e. bears, coyotes, etc.). We are a small part of a bigger world – we are interconnected.

The power of Mother Nature! From lightening to rainbows. From a storm surge to a sunny day. From watching the clouds roll in to the waves coming in and out. Simply amazing!

Seeing the Redwoods in California, Half Dome in Yosemite, the Bison in Yellowstone . . . the beauty reigns supreme! 

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A Small Part of a Bigger World

Beauty

I think about what nature has witnessed and weathered. How it has survived and continues to experience growth.

Some trees do not grow roots deep, but grow out to other tree roots for support. I find that fascinating! It reminds me to ask for help as well as take help when offered. It reminds me that I can connect to my roots, but grow wings to experience. It reminds me that I am not alone and that I have a network of love and support. To be the best that you can be with support from yourself and others!

It reminds me to reach my full potential! To share my abilities, talents and gifts. To learn, grow and gain life experiences. To look for the possibilities and opportunities and not set limitations or even high expectations. Practice to progress . . .

It reminds me of my own beautiful self and the love I have for myself! I am not like anyone else. I am who I am. I am who I need to be. I am discovering my passions and finding my purpose in living it each and every day!

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Beauty

Simplicity

I enjoy the quiet that nature offers! The peace in the silence and the calm in the solitude. Unplugging and disconnecting from technology and the overall hustle and bustle. It is cleansing, refreshing and recharging to your whole being! 

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Keeping It Simple (Photos by RSheridan)

What Inspires You From Nature? What You Are Learning or Have Learned From Nature? Love to Hear, Please Share!


Keeping it Real

With Yourself

I love Jude Temple’s approach to living more authentically, especially your “Authentic Self”! 

  1. Be a good zookeeper.
  2. Listen to your body.
  3. Shut the “should” up.
  4. Try not trying.
  5. Tell the truth.
  6. Gather your tribe.

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One BIG World Out There!

#1 – Be A Good Zookeeper

Love This!

“Be a good zookeeper. It’s easier to connect with your Authentic Self when your physical self is content.

Our bodies are essentially animals, so be a good zookeeper to your animal. Feed it food it enjoys, keep it well-hydrated,

and offer it regular access to its preferred environment. A happy body creates a strong link to your Authentic Self.” ~Jude Temple

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Hello! YOU!!!

#2 – Listen To Your Body

Your body will take you down if you do not listen to it! 

Ask yourself “How do you feel?”!

  • How do you communicate, interact and connect with your whole being?
  • How does your body feel when it experiences joy and excitment as well as happiness and contentment?
  • How does your body feel when it feels passionate and has a sense of purpose?
  • How does your body feel when you are open to the possibilities and expanding yourself to the opportunities?
  • How does listening to your body instead of your mind make you feel?

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Cultivating . . . Listening . . . Growing . . .

#3 – Shut the “should” up

The words could, should and would need to be replaced with the words can, do and will! Along with the shoulds is the gottas and have tos. Instead start coming from a place of love and following your heart! 

Give yourself permission without the guilt in doing what you are passionate about, especially in what you love! Get curious and explore. Play, laugh and have fun; find your inner BIG kid! Do what brings you joy and happiness.

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Loving, Believing, Hoping . . .

#4 – Try Not Trying

Give yourself a break! 

  • Less overthinking.
  • Being more in the present.
  • Creating space by setting boundaries to value and respect yourself.
  • Practicing to progress, grow and gain experiences.
  • Going within yourself to find YOU!
  • Listening to your inner being.
  • Leading with your heart instead of your head.
  • Making time for yourself.
  • Focusing on your breathing.
  • Taking time to relax and rest.

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Time Out!

#5 – Tell The Truth

Telling the truth is not always easy, especially when it comes to the willingness to tell the truth to yourself! It can be tricky in finding that balance. The emotions, feelings and thoughts that the truth evokes in yourself and your whole being. It is important to express yourself and it it matters to have a voice, especially in being in control to make decisions and choices for YOU!

“Think of your Authentic Self as the you-est version of you.

She is your innate tendencies, your natural qualities, and your hard-wired personal preferences.

She is the part of you that likes salty over sweet, prefers an evening at home over a night out barhopping, and would choose Ryan Gosling over Ryan Reynolds any day of the week.

Your Authentic Self is the part of you that loves what she loves, wants what she wants, and knows precisely how to get there (if you let her).” ~Jude Temple

Baby steps can be key in getting started in telling the truth to yourself! You learn to pay attention and become more aware. You develop and experience personal growth on so many levels. You start to value, respect, believe, and trust in yourself; that is a HUGE step!

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Telling . . . Gathering . . . Living . . . (Photos by RSheridan)

#6 – Gather Your Tribe

Be around the people who get you and value who you truly are! The communication, the interaction and the connection.Be around the people that love and support you! Love yourself and love your greatest someones. Gaining life experiences and making lifelong memories! 

Remember – You Make Yourself and Your Whole Being Happy! Embrace Your Authentic Self. Make Time For the Relationship With Yourself. Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share.


Gaining Depth

Getting Intense

That warm and fuzzy feeling that just feels oh so GOOD!

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Warm & Fuzzy like a Teddy Bear!

I experienced that the other day and it was so intense as well as profund and powerful! I was talking to someone about life experiences and we both honed in on what makes its so special. The memories of where you were at that given moment, who you were sharing that moment with and reliving that experience! It brings such joy and overall happiness.

Your mind is engaged and your whole being is activated in the experience! You are looking inside yourself and coming from a place a love by following your heart. You hold those feelings, thoughts and experiences within your whole being. That is what abundance, fullness and love is all about and it is oh so beautiful too!

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Hoping . . . Loving . . . Believing . . .

So . . . Ask Yourself (2) Questions Today

  1. Does it raise or reduce your energy?
  2. Does it limit or liberate you?

Remind Yourself to Make Time For YOU!

  • Get curious and explore.
  • Get psyched up and conquer TODAY!
  • Get your energy going by doing whatever excites and moves you.
  • Get silly and laugh.
  • Get playful and have FUN.
  • Just GET OUT THERE!!!

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ADVENTURE ON . . . (Photos by RSheridan)

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


Play Ball

Taking In A Ball Game On July 3rd

Baseball & Fireworks – Win, Win!!!

At the Florida Auto Exchange Stadium – Home to the Toronto Blue Jays and the Dunedin Blue Jays.

“Florida Auto Exchange Stadium is ranked by Sports Illustrated as one of the top five facilities to watch a Major League Baseball Spring Training game.”

Dunedin has been the only Spring Training home for the Toronto Blue Jays. A community ball park to enjoy the Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training games, the Dunedin Blue Jays Minor League Baseball games and various community events throughout the year.

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Take me out to the ball game.
Take me out with the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts and crackerjacks.

The Dunedin Blue Jays vs. the Tampa Yankees

Stretching Out

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The Dunedin Jays

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The Tampa Yankees

Warming Up

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The Dunedin Jays Mascot

I don’t care if I never get back.
Let me root, root, root.
For the home team.
If they don’t win it’s a shame. (The Dunedin Blue Jays Won!)

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Sitting Behind Home Plate – Great Spot to Watch the Action! (Photos by RSheridan)

Aahh. For it’s one, Two, Three strikes you’re out. At the old ball game.


All In The Details

The Benefits of Mindfulness

  • Do you find that you are not 100% there when you have a task at hand?
  • Do you find yourself doing the task 50/50?
  • Do you think about “having more time”?
  • Do you find yourself just responding and reacting?

What are you thinking about? What is on your mind and taking over your brain?

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Coming or Going???

In being distracted you miss information and it slows you down! You are working harder not smarter. You are wasting precious energy and time. You start doubting yourself and your abilities!

  • Are we focusing and retaining the information?
  • Are we really listening or just hearing what we want to hear?
  • Are we present and aware?
  • Are we paying attention to all the possibilities and opportunities?

This creates miscommunication and misunderstanding at times! We need to really listen and learn from within ourselves as well as from others around us. Not reacting and taking it personal! We need to communicate, interact and connect more fully with ourselves and others. That mindful attention and awareness! 

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Are You Paying Attention? Are You Listening?

Practicing can . . .

  • Improve your memory and focus.
  • Tune you into your emotions, thoughts and feelings.
  • Reduce stress as well as anxiety and tension.
  • Give you a sense of awareness.
  • Help you communicate, interact and connect better.

The piece I struggle with in practicing mindfulness is in changing my mindset! The ego and the attitude. The expectations and the judgments. The preconceptions and the prejudices. How do you practice and integrate an open mindset where you see the good and the positive?

That type of clarity makes us more productive! To cope and handle it. That type of of calmness and balance makes us more progressive! To self monitor and to deal with it in a good and positive manner.

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(Photos by RSheridan)

What Are You Discovering Today? Please Share, Love to Hear!


The Journey of Self

Discovering The True Version Of Your Self

This speaks volumes to me!

“We are not our life hats. We are not our professions. We are not our life roles.

In the end, we are that inner observer that sees, feels and experiences all these outside influences.

Losing these hats does not mean losing yourself – it just means starting a new adventure.”~Cristina Bold

I have been tuning into my inner being more and more!

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Tuning . . . Listening . . . Embracing . . .

Really ask yourself these questions . . .

  1. Where does your self worth come from?
  2. What are your intrinsic beliefs and values?
  3. What do you want, need, crave in living your life?
  4. What is leading you; your heart or your mind?
  5. Are we ever prepared?

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Practicing . . . Filling . . . Experiencing . . .

I am a planner and a preparer! I am learning though that when something does feel right to not overthink it. Go for it and do it! You cannot prepare for every experience. Sometimes you just have to let those experiences happen and embrace it. I am finding that learning to go with the flow can be quite the eye opening experience!

I am practicing to progress to discover who I am and be true to myself! I do not have to know my purpose. I can explore and find what I love to do. I can discover what I want, need and crave in living my life!

I am learning from my mistakes and celebrating my successes! I am learning to practice to progress. I am learning to do what is best for me and my whole being. I am learning that a journey of self is a great way to discover your true self and become a better version of your self too! 

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Journeying . . . (Photos by RSheridan)

 Are You On A Journey Of Self? If So, How Is It Going? Love to Hear, Please Share Your Successes, Milestones, Celebrations, etc.


Peacefulness

Question for You Today!

Does peacefulness come from your state of mind or from your heart? Or Is it a combination of the two? 

In practicing to progress I have found myself tapping into my heart to heal instead of just tuning into my mind to clear it out! It was quite a wake up and peaked my curiosity. Are my decisions and choices decided by my mind or my heart? Will I act or react with my mind or my heart?

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That play between perception and reality! How do I see things, especially from my mind’s point of view versus my heart’s point of view. Nothing is fixed and is in a constant state of flux, right!

That shift to opening my heart more, especially to myself and my whole being!

  • How to love . . .
  • How to communicate . . .
  • How to interact . . .
  • How to connect . . .
  • How to be . . .

To be loving and kind. To be appreciative and complimentary. To be caring and compassionate. To be grateful and thankful.

To communicate with your inner voice. To interact with your inner being. To connect with your inner guidance system.

To be mindful and present. To be a healthy and happy being. To be passionate and do what you love. To cherish our gifts and talents. 

To CRAVE this life we get to live each and every day!

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How To Practice . . .

  • By breathing in and breathing out. Focusing on your breath to release and let go.
  • By taking it one step at a time and every once in a while just taking a big leap. Focusing on your sense of direction.
  • By being more mindful and present. Focusing on what is going on with you and around you.
  • By dreaming and visualizing peace and calm from the center of your being. Focusing in on what is filling your head. Focusing on filling your heart instead.
  • By being loving and kind to your whole being. Focusing on being gentle and keep practicing to progress.
  • By continuing to try. Pick yourself and start again. Focusing on the journey.

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(Photos by RSheridan)

Here’s To Practicing Peacefulness and Focusing On Your Inner Calm Being! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share!


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