Wild Imagination

Reading

Do you read? What is it about reading that you enjoy?

I love reading! I can let my imagination go wild. I can escape and get lost in reading a good book. I can learn new words and writing styles!

I enjoy a good narrator in telling a story! I can listen and connect to the story being told. I feel like I am a part of the story when I start thinking about what I would do if I was the main character in the story. I love when a story speaks to my whole being!

Writing

Do you write? What is it about writing that you enjoy?

I love writing stories and adding pictures! I started blogging and writing for myself and it has expanded from there. I like sharing experiences with myself and with other people. I enjoy using my voice and expressing myself!

I love capturing my memories and my experiences through writing and photography! I can see where I have been as well as reflect on those memories and experiences. I feel a sense of belonging to myself and my world; my identity, my history and my family. I feel I connect to my sense of self and to who I am and where I am going!

I love connecting with others and creating relationships! I love being a part of the blogging community and building those relationships. I especially love when those relationships become friendships! I enjoy being around creative people because it inspires and motivates me to create, share and produce stories of experiences.

I enjoy the creativity of the writing! I like when the writing draws me in and I want to read more. I like being made to think and ponder. I enjoy being able to relate to myself and others through writing and sharing. I find writing healing and cathartic for my whole being!

Reading and writing peaks my curiosity and sets my imagination off! I experience connection and engagement. My brain is stimulated and my mind is engaged! I experience growth and transformation. I am listening from within, connecting to my heart and conversing with soul!

I experience the opening and the expanding of my world to the NEW!


(Photos by RSheridan)

Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share!


Pampering

Treating Yourself To

Something Good

I recently read in an article that the average person checks their phone between 110-150 times a day! I so do not do that and do not plan to start. I do not want that type of relationship in my life either. Technology is great, however; at times it adds stress, disruption and distraction to my day and I want to unplug from it!


Hello! This is the GREAT OUTDOORS Calling.

Do you celebrate YOU?

Nothing better than a little “me time” and spending time with myself! I enjoy throwing myself a solo celebration for a job well done or just because too!

How do you pamper yourself?

My Top 3

  • I take time for myself to take care of myself, my needs and my whole being.
  • I travel, adventure and explore.
  • I set aside time to do what I want to do and what I love to do.

What do you treat yourself to?

My Top 5

  • I spend time with my greatest someone and adventure partner.
  • I eat really well and indulge in a cup of coffee, a glass of wine or a sweet treat once in a while.
  • I stay active and exercise.
  • I get my creative on.
  • I stretch my comfort zone in learning and trying new things.

LOVES

My Top 10

  1. Making memories and gaining life experiences!
  2. Taking a “me” time out and/or “me” day.
  3. Getting outside to be with nature and the Great Outdoors.
  4. Becoming one with my senses and just being in the moment, especially with my sense of self.
  5. Some great R&R; relaxation and rest.
  6. I enjoy a BYOC (chair), BYOB (drinks), BYOF (food) outdoor concert. Mood boosting and spirit lifting.
  7. Unplugging and unwinding from technology and going old school (i.e. getting outside in nature, reading a real book, playing games, etc.).
  8. Socializing, meeting new people and making new friends.
  9. Just dance and shake my groove thing!
  10. Singing along to the radio and using the steering wheel as an instrument.

Just being able to laugh and play and have a good time while doing it with loads of FUN!


(Photos by RSheridan)

 Remember to BE With YOU and DO What Is BEST For YOU and What You LOVE! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share!


Blooming

Blossoming

Blooming: Blossoming. Vigor and freshness. Flourishing and prospering.

Blossoming: A period of maximum development. To develop and flourish.

Life is very much about progress, developing and growing! It is about transitioning, evolving and transforming. It is about hopes, wishes and dreams. It is about loves, passions and desires!

With progressing comes practice and building a solid foundation to grow from! Do your loves, passions and desires each and every day. Improve and increase your skills, experience and knowledge. Teach and learn as well as question and challenge each and every day. Invest your time and your energy into it each and every day!

With developing comes personal growth! This is where you bloom and blossom as a person for a better sense of self. This is where you can shine and sparkle from within to share that person with yourself and others. This is where the good and the positive comes from in being true to who you are. This is where the love and passion comes from in loving who you are!


Growing . . .

With blooming comes communication with yourself and your whole being! Your loves, passions and desires bloom in communicating with yourself in what you love and what you want to do in living your life. You have to cultivate it to experience growth. You have to live it to gain experiences!

With blossoming comes interaction and connection with yourself and your whole being! You have to tune into and tap into your emotions, feelings and thoughts. You have to really feel it to be inspired and motivated to find your passions. You have to come from a place within yourself and listen to your inner voice and follow your heart!


Opening Up . . .

Do not forget to take action! You can baby step, take the leap or find the middle ground in taking action. You are in charge, so be powerful! You are in control, so be open to your world as well as change. You are the decider, so make the choices that work best for you!  

Do not forget to try and stretch your comfort zone! Get inspired and creative. Get motivated and engaged. Imagine the gains and the rewards in living your life to the fullest!

I so enjoy this journey of self I have been on and continue to go on! Find your path and start journeying. Learn, develop and grow. Make memories and gain life experiences. Create your story!


Journeying On . . . (Photos by RSheridan)

Keep Exploring and Adventuring! Expect the UNEXPECTED! See It & Do It – Nurture It! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share!


Alive, Awake, Alert, Enthusiastic

A Good Morning

Mantra To Have

If you were a girl scout and went to girl scout camp you know this morning mantra! I still use it today to get my slow butt in gear to get myself going in the mornings. I enjoyed going to camp growing up. I especially liked the scheduled events before bedtime and the way the camp came alive in the mornings! The girl talk, ghost stories and scaring each other late at night was pretty great too.

Nothing better than joining the polar bear swimming club! What a way to wake myself up by jumping into the ice cold lake before heading to breakfast. Brrr!

“I’m alive, awake, alert, enthusiastic . . .

I’m alive, awake alert, enthusiastic . . .

I’m alive, awake, alert . . .

I’m alert, awake, alive . . .

I’m alive, awake, alert, enthusiastic!”

(Insert dance moves through the entire song)

My sense of adventure was unleashed and untamed as a child and still is today as an adult! I enjoyed learning how to make fire and s’mores. I love being curious and inquisitive to search and seek out new things to learn, explore and experience! I can communicate, interact and connect to myself and the world I live in.

When I am unsure about something I reflect on being that kid who was up for just about anything and willing to give it a try at least once! It is about being willing and open to learning, growing and experiencing. It is about that inspiration and motivation that gives me drive. It is about that sense of connection to life and being and feeling alive!

Coming from a place of love and loving my whole being helps me believe and trust in myself! Believing in myself makes me alert and awake. Trusting in myself makes me aware and mindful. Loving myself makes me excited, enthusiastic, happy, and alive!

My whole being lets me know if I am using my energies effectively and efficiently! I need to listen to my inner voice, follow my heart and trust my gut because it does guide me in the direction I need to be going in. Otherwise I am off track, distracted and all over the place in living my life. I communicate, interact and connect with my whole being now and that feels pretty great in living the life I want and doing what I love!

I need to cultivate the relationship I have with myself! This is where I learn, grow and experience to develop, change, transition, and transform as a person. I need to grow and expand myself within the life I am living each and every day! Life is constant and ever changing, however; how I respond, journey and take action is how I live my life in letting it unfold around me.


(Photos by RSheridan)

Life Is One Endless Adventure – Enjoy It! Remember to Journey Along and NOT Rush To Your Destination! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share!


Filling Your Satisfied II

Do What Works BEST For You

The Path

What Do You Want To Live Your Life By?

I am creating that healthier lifestyle and building a solid foundation for myself! I find it so beneficial to my whole being in being more efficient and effective as well as healthy and productive. I am discovering what works best for me and doing more of that. There is nothing better than giving back to my being and my body that does so much for me every day!

I am learning to keep an open mind and not be so closed off! When I am closed off I feel a disconnect and a discord and it makes it hard for me to find that “happy medium”. I want to be more present, aware and mindful of what is happening to me and around me! I am all for slowing down and soaking everything in. Life is going to happen and change and I want to be there and not miss anything!

I want personal growth and that comes with challenging myself and pushing my limits! The hard work is so worth the gains and the rewards.

I want to be a passionate as well as a compassionate being in everything I do when it comes to living my life! Passion is fuel and drive. Compassion is healing and rewarding. Those random acts of kindness and being of service to others. That give and take and connecting with others. It is all good!

The Journey

Where Do You See Yourself?

Traveling, adventuring and exploring with my greatest someone and adventure partner!

In the present moment having a good time, making memories and gaining life experiences! I want to share myself including my smile and my laughter with myself and with others. I need to get in touch with myself, my greatest someone, my family and friends, and other people. That matters the most to me in living my life!

I need to love my whole being and create the space I need to live my life! I need to lean into discomfort and stretch my comfort zone. I need to make sure to clean and take out the clutter every now and then to make room for the things I do want to do. I need to be open to change and see where it takes me. I need to communicate, interact and connect with my whole being!

I see myself doing what I love! I see myself as a creative and passionate being in everything I do. I see myself creating that healthier and happier lifestyle for myself. I have the potential to experience growth and gain life experiences by doing, exploring, creating, and discovering!

I see myself working to play and live my life to its fullest capacity! I need to be open to the possibilities and opportunities and take full advantage. I need to use my imagination to visualize as well as dream when it comes to my desires. I need to live my life with eyes wide open, listening to myself and to my instincts and following my heart!


(Photos by RSheridan)

Here’s to Journeying Along! Here’s to Filling You and Your Satisfied! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share!


Filling Your Satisfied I

 Do What Works BEST For You

Love and Happiness

What Truly Satisfies and Fulfills You On A Daily Basis? Do You Spend Your Days Filling Your Satisfied and Being Fulfilled?

I am all for doing what I love and what makes me happy! I feel good, take pleasure in it and it brings me joy. I love stretching my comfort zone and expanding my world a little bit more every day!

My Top 3

  1. I love traveling, adventuring and exploring with my adventure partner.
  2. I enjoy reading, writing and photography.
  3. Dark chocolate as well as great eats and drinks makes me happy.

Inspiration and Motivation

What Inspires and Motivates You?

I love creating! It inspires and motivates me. I enjoy a good challenge! It drives me and makes me think on so many levels.

My Top 5

  1. I love getting outside and becoming one with nature.
  2. I am drawn to water and light elements.
  3. I love being creative.
  4. I enjoy getting my sweat on in being active, playing and exercising.

I find it fulfilling and take satisfaction from doing well! I enjoy developing weaknesses into strengths. I love being able to do something that I had no idea how to do! I enjoy turning mistakes and failures into successes. I take immense pride in that and want to celebrate!  

Time and Energy

How Do You Spend Your Time? How Do You Want To Spend Your Day(s)?

I am more energetic when I do things that I am good at! I find a slower and calmer pace. I am at ease with myself. It makes me happy and makes me feel good!

The Great Outdoors and Mother Nature stimulate and draw me in! I enjoy outside time and escaping the four walls I work and live in. I love being one with nature and engaging all my senses. The pops of color, the light and the water elements – Oh My Goodness!


(Photos by RSheridan)

Here’s to Opening Up and Expanding Your World! Here’s to Filling You and Your Satisfied! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share!


Everything Is Connected III

Being Grounded

I am going to bring Feng Shui elements into this post. I like looking into the relationship between the physical and the mental when it comes to the whole being. How that communication, interaction and connection takes place within one’s self. The development and growth to better flow and transition with the constant flux of living one’s life!

These elements have a connection to the whole being when it comes to energy and balance! The positive energy and the negative energy. Strengths and Weaknesses; Balance. Nurture and Nourishment. Develop, Growth and Experiences!


The Elements

The Five Elements

  • Earth
  • Fire
  • Metal
  • Water
  • Wood

“Each element manifests and radiates energy in the form of Chi.”

Energy of the Elements

  • Earth – grants stability to create a strong foundation to build from.
  • Fire – enthusiasm and expansionism.
  • Metal – mental strength.
  • Water – rejuvenates the body and spirit.
  • Wood – creative and developing energy.


Earth . . . Wood . . . Water . . .

The Wood element speaks to me and my own personal development and growth; mentally and physically! I am an independent and strong willed individual. I tend to not give in or give up and tend to continue on and keep trying.

For instance, I like checking out trees when in the great outdoors! I look at the roots, the bark, the leaves, etc. I enjoy the cycle from barren to budding to leafing out in shades and hues of green, and the changing of colors! I look at the way the light hits the tree or comes through the leaves. I wonder how many seasons, changes and life cycles the trees have gone through.

I am drawn to the Water elements around me! Water is unpredictable. It can be calm and peaceful and it can be chaotic and raging. I crave water elements when I need to find my calm, collected self! It relaxes me to slow down the pace and even to rest. It refreshes, reenergizes and renews my whole being!

For instance, I love being near water! I enjoy taking a stroll or putting my feet in. I like hearing the sounds that water makes. I like how water changes with light as well as weather.


Water

What I Do For My Whole Being

  • Physically – stay active on a daily basis and exercise throughout the week.
  • Mentally – stimulate, engage and strengthen my mind through inspiration, creativity and positivity.
  • Mentally – learn, challenge, develop, and grow every day.
  • Emotionally – communicate, interact, and connect with my feelings, emotions and thoughts.
  • Spiritually – nurture and nourish through awareness, mindfulness, appreciation and gratitude.


L-O-V-E (Photos by RSheridan)

Here’s to Expanding Your World! Here’s to Growing, Flourishing and Thriving In Living Your Life! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share!


Everything Is Connected II

Being Grounded

Have you ever found yourself existing to survive versus thriving, growing and living?

I have and it is not really a comfortable place to be in!

Building

Have you ever found yourself breaking yourself down instead of building yourself up?

I have and it is not a healthy or happy place to be in!

Finding

How do you find balance and feel grounded when you are off balance?

I know for me I need to take back the controls and take charge again! I need to make a decision to either be okay with it or take action to change it. I need to find my balance as well as my sense of safety and security. I need to connect to my “happy medium” once again!

Connecting

How do you communicate, interact and connect to yourself, your needs and your whole being?

I am learning that I need to connect from within myself! I am the only person that can do that for me too. I am learning to take time for myself to take care of myself, my needs and my whole being!  It is so important and it matters in strengthening my coping skills to deal and handle what is going on in my life.

I connect to my whole being through the flow of my energy!

Balancing

I know for me balance keeps moving up on my priority list! I feel better about myself and I feel happier and healthier when I have balance in my life. When I feel grounded and balanced I feel stronger in everything I do in living my life! I feel the love and the connection with myself from the inside out.

I find balance by looking inward to direct that flow of energy from my feet to my head!  


(Photos by RSheridan)

Here’s to Finding Your Center! Here’s to Connecting To The Whole You! Here’s to Balance! Love To Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share!


Everything Is Connected I

Being Grounded

I am interested in learning more about chakras from a whole body correlation and connection! The mental energy and the emotional energy can block or affect the physical energy. There needs to be a clearing for clarity and a cleansing for balance. I am not an expert on chakras and this is just my opinions, insights and revelations about chakras.

The 7 Main Energy Centers In The Body, Known as Chakras.

  1. Root Chakra – sits at the base of the spine, at the tailbone.
  2. Sacral Chakra – located two inches below the navel.
  3. Solar Plexus Chakra – located three inches above the navel.
  4. Heart Chakra – located at the heart.
  5. Throat Chakra – located at the throat.
  6. Third Eye Chakra – located in the center of the forehead.
  7. Crown Chakra – located at the top of the head.

Finding Balance . . .

  1. Root Chakra – connection, support, safety, grounded.
  2. Sacral Chakra – committed, creative, passionate, outgoing, ability to take risks.
  3. Solar Plexus Chakra – self respect, self compassion, control, assertive, confident.
  4. Heart Chakra – gratitude, compassion, forgiveness, joy, trust, love.
  5. Throat Chakra – words, communication, expression, listening, truth, honesty.
  6. Third Eye Chakra – clear, focused, reality vs. fantasy, wisdom, insight.
  7. Crown Chakra – being and living in the present moment, trusting our inner guidance.

The Lessons . . .

  1. Root Chakra – self preservation.
  2. Sacral Chakra – to honor others.
  3. Solar Plexus Chakra – self acceptance.
  4. Heart Chakra – I love.
  5. Throat Chakra – to speak up and let your voice be heard.
  6. Third Eye Chakra – to see the big picture.
  7. Crown Chakra – to live mindfully.

“The best way to start balancing the chakras is to start at the Root Chakra and work up to the Crown Chakra.”

On my journey of self I am learning to build a solid foundation to practice and progress from! I started building a solid foundation in my fitness and then continued on to my well being and then my whole being. This is where some of my interest in chakras comes from. The biggest lesson I have learned is that everything is connected!

My energy is an important player and a powerful player in living my life! My physical energy not only gives me strength, but taps into my mental and emotional strengths and weaknesses. Again everything is connected! I am working on releasing and letting go. I am working on cleansing in regards to my energy (i.e. achiness, stiffness, tightness, etc.). I am working on my weaknesses to make those weaknesses stronger and eventually strengths!

I need to find the balance that works BEST for me and my whole being! I need to tune into my imbalances and blocks from within myself and work out. I need to tune into what I am compensating for. Is it over active or under active? I really need to listen to my whole being and its needs! I need to take care of the one body I have been given and do the best I can for my whole being!

I find it interesting that emotional imbalances in the root chakra affect the basic survival needs! The ability to provide for life’s basic needs!


(Photos by RSheridan)

Here’s to Whole Being Wellness! Here’s To Being Curious and To Learning, Exploring and Growing! Love To Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share!


Feeling Good

 Needing, Wanting

Dreaming, Desiring

How Do You Make Yourself Feel Good?

I am having a great day when I just feel good and that is all I need and want! I feel motivated and energized to get out there and start my day!

I know for me that connection to feeling good comes from within myself! I have to be true to who I am, including my values, my beliefs and my feelings. I reflect on how I want to feel versus how I think I should feel! I feel good when I make myself a priority in going after what I need and want. I want to focus in on nurturing and nourishing my whole being!

How Do I Want To Feel About . . . ?

I look into my . . .

  • Needs and Wants.

I prefer good and positive feelings! For instance, love attracts love. My feelings are a part of attracting what I need and want in my life. I need to be tuned into my feelings to help me choose what I do need and want in order to create the experiences that I need and want in living my life!

  • Cravings.

I need to dance and not sprint or race through living my life! I need to find that balance that works best for me when it comes to engaging and involving myself. I do not want to miss out, however; sometimes I have to make those choices for myself in what I do and really do what I want and love!

  • Aspirations and Ambitions.

By being in touch with myself and my feelings I am open to expanding my world! I can go after my dreams, aspirations and desires. I have focus, direction and purpose. I am open to trying new things. I am communicating, interacting and connecting with myself and my whole being!

  • Desires and Passions.

My dreams inspire me while my desires and passions drive me, especially in how I feel! I feel more natural and at ease with myself. I feel more calm and collected. I feel more grounded and balanced. I feel I have that clarity in my mind and that conciseness in following my heart!

How Do I Tune Into . . . ? How Do I Tap Into . . . ?

I need to tune into myself from within and tune into my instincts! I need to nurture my whole being and use my senses and my intuitions. I need to tap into my heart and follow it! I need to nourish my whole being and use that fuel to be creative and passionate. That inspires, motivates and energizes my whole being from the inside out!

I need to communicate and connect with myself in order to be in touch with my emotions, feelings and thoughts! I give myself balance and stability. I give myself support. I am grounded from my feet to my head and that feels really good to my whole being!

I am learning . . .

I am learning that I need to be willing to change! I am coming to realize that at times change happens because it gets me closer to what I need or want. I can change my mind as well as change my path, direction or course!

I am learning that I can fail to plan or plan to succeed! I take action through planning. I am able to put the worry, anxiety and stress on the down low. I need to go through the motions throughout the process. I need to take my time through the process and be in the moment!


(Photos by RSheridan)

Remember It Is Important To Know What You Need and Want! It Matters In What Feels Right To You Too! Life IS Good!


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