Creative Inspiration

Spark Your Creativity

You know that creative being is inside you, right! Most of us have a need to create. You know you want to color outside the lines and think outside the box!

How to get motivated and let the creative juices just flow?

Inspiration and motivation is two-fold with creativity. When we lack inspiration and motivation it may be a sign to get the creative juices flowing and get out of the normal routine. Then we need inspiration and motivation to be creative. It is all part of the creative process.

Where to Start!

  • Try something new.
  • Up for a Little Challenge – Try something you do not think you are very good at.
  • Get curious and explore lots of different things.
  • Learn, learn, learn lots of different things.
  • Journal and write.
  • Read and color.
  • Cook and bake.
  • Photography or painting.
  • A picture, a motivational quote or an inspirational story.
  • Get out into nature.
  • Be around other creative beings.
  • Play music and dance.
  • Meditating or letting your mind wander.

Another key piece of the creative process is to let the creativity go and let it evolve! Focus on the process at hand. Express your whole self. Just envision, innovate and create!

Love and enjoy the process of creating! Take pleasure and joy from creating and let it inspire and motivate your whole being. Be proud of what you create because it is an expression of you. Most of all do it because you love it!

What Is Your Creative Inspiration? What Are You Creating? Love to Hear, Please Share!


First Create

Second Mindfulness

Love this quote!

“Where the mind and passion goes, the energy flows.”~Sarah Wilson

You have to start creating . . . To build a solid foundation to experience personal growth. To gain life experiences. To live from for yourself and your whole being! 


Creating . . .

Third Passion

What does passion mean to you in living your life?

For me it means being able to do what I love to do!

How do your discover your purpose in living your life?

For me by practicing to progress to learn, experience growth and gain life experiences!


Practicing . . .

Fourth Energy Flow

How do you share that energy flow with yourself and your whole being? How do you share it with others?

My Top 7

  1. Being . . .
  2. Creating . . .
  3. Craving . . .
  4. Practicing . . .
  5. Journeying . . .
  6. Loving  . . .
  7. Living . . .

How to live a life that matters! How to find that rich abundance. How to find that freedom. Work hard, play harder and be rewarded and blessed in so many ways!


Journeying . . . (Photos by RSheridan)

CONQUER Today! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share.


The Slump

When Your Get Up Is GONE!

You know what I am talking about when it comes to the slump! It comes rushing in at 10:00 a.m. or taking over at 2:00 p.m. or has you crashing by 6:00 p.m. It is seasonal as well as happens when we fall back or spring forward with time. How do you maintain your energy throughout the day?

We cannot always be in the “on” position! Sooner or later we are going to crash and burn out. It is not pretty and then when you get sick on top of that it is just plain nasty business! 


Being Active . . . Moving . . . Stretching . . .

All your energy is going out, but is it coming back in a good, healthy way! Probably not. This explains the slump, the tiredness, the crash, the fatigue, the burn out! Then try to shut your whole being down to get a good, restful sleep of 4 to 8 hours. It can be quite the cycle that takes a toll on your whole being, especially in adding stress, anxiety and tension to the mix!

Hello Caffeine and Sugar! 

  • How do you use your energy wisely?
  • How do you use your time efficiently and effectively?
  • How do you motivate yourself?

Nourishing the body is key as well as hydrating throughout the day! Finding that balance between good protein and not overloading on carbs. Finding that balance with blood sugars, so you are not swinging from low to high and high to low. Find that balance that works best for you and your body to avoid the slump!


Hydrating . . . Refreshing . . . Recharging . . .

I give myself at least 15-minutes in the morning to relax and at least 30-minutes in the evening to unwind! I can get ready for the day and that unwinding in the evening helps prepare me for a good nights sleep. It is a work in progress in getting that restorative sleep to feel rested and have energy all day long though!


Reenergizing . . . Relaxing . . . Resting . . . (Photos by RSheridan)

What Do You Do For You and Your Whole Being? Love to Hear, Please Share!


Your Relationship With Food

A Healthier & Happier Whole Being

I stressed about food and all that stressing created some bad food habits! No more though. Do away with the negative and focus on the good and the positive. Do away with the worry and anxiety as well as the confusion and guilt. Be kind to yourself and learn to like you and your whole being! 

Food is not the ENEMY!

Food is a source of nourishment for me now! It is necessary fuel for energy throughout the day. Food is a source of pleasure for me now! I can eat without the guilt.


Nourishing . . .

I am not saying it is easy and does not come with its fair share of challenges, but stressing about it is not the answer! Why not think simpler when it comes to thoughts of food!

Why do we think about food as much as we do? What to eat? What not to eat? Commercials, food blogging and recipe sharing, cooking shows, etc. Social media, television, magazines. Remember to tune into your body, really listen to it and understand your body’s needs first and foremost! 

Then there are the food-related findings! Is there truth or not? Will it work for me or not? Should I listen or tune it out? Go in with an objective mindset!

Remember that you know your body and your health and well being best! There are options, choices and ideas. There is the sharing of information from experts. However, you know what is right for you and your whole being!

The number one thing I do for my whole being is to try and carry a water bottle with me. I know when I am truly hungry, but it is those cravings that can trip me up at times. That craving is usually a sign for water.


Hydrating . . .

I know for me I had to change from the inside in regards to eating, health and well being! That voice inside my head that tries really hard to take control over me. Then I could handle the non-supportive others in my world. When it comes to handling the non-supportive people in my life I move along, change the subject or sometimes just speak up that I am not okay with that talk! I know they mean well, but sometimes it hurts and becomes personal.

It is a process of change, especially from within yourself! I find change easier when I replace versus just remove something!

  • It is about listening to your body and its needs.
  • It is about tuning into your whole being from the inside out.
  • It is about loving and caring for your whole being.
  • It is about being kind and compassionate to your whole being.
  • It is about trusting and valuing yourself.
  • It is about feeling more confident to make the changes that are necessary for health and well being.

How do you truly want to spend your time and energy?

I know I want to spend it on doing what I love.


Loving . . . (Photos by RSheridan)

How Do You Listen To You and Your Whole Being? Love to Hear, Please Share!


The Greatest Embrace

You Can Give To Yourself

To accept who you are and where you are!

  • Carving your own path.
  • Creating your own story.
  • Experiencing personal growth.
  • Journeying along.
  • Gaining life experiences.

The acceptance you give yourself helps you experience personal growth! It helps you change, transition and transform! 

I really did not understand the meaning behind releasing and letting go until I was in my 40’s! That was way to much baggage and clutter to be carrying around. What took me so long! In letting go you take back control and are in charge. You take the actions to create what you are seeking! 

Self love, self care, self kindness, and self compassion are the best tools to carry with you! 


Carving . . .


Creating . . .


Growing . . .


Journeying . . .


Exploring . . . (Photos by RSheridan)

What Do You Give To You? Love to Hear, Please Share!


Being Lost

Can Be Okay

I wish someone would have told me in my 20’s that being lost and not having “it” figured out can be okay!

My 20’s were a major personal growth period for me. I did a good amount of starting and stopping and switching directions. When you are lost you are wandering and exploring. When you are lost you are getting curious and trying to figure it out. When you are lost you are finding out who you are and where you are!

You are . . .

  • Gaining and losing friendships and relationships.
  • Working and at times paycheck to paycheck.
  • Attending college and forming a career.
  • Looking for stability and security.
  • Finding your place in the bigger world and making something of your life.

You try to keep up with the adjustments and changes! There are shifts and transitions. You get curious, explore and find the things that work best for you!

There are times I think to myself is “abc” or “xyz” going to click! When will it start? Will it happen or not? Sometimes it feels like a 500 piece puzzle with one piece missing!

You take it one piece at a time!

  • What are you interested in?
  • What do you like or even love that lights you up and makes you happy?
  • Where do you want to spend your time and energy?
  • Are you intellectual or creative or a mixed bag?
  • What really drives you and gives you fulfillment?

Here are great reminders for everybody at any age!

  • Ask questions.
  • Accept the compliments, the constructive feedback and the successes.
  • Ask for help.
  • Accept the help when it is offered.


(Photos by RSheridan)

What Do You Wish You Knew In Your 20’s? Love to Hear, Please Share!


Creating Those Moments

Within Your Story

How do you capture those moments within your story? Do you journal, blog, social media, photos, etc.?

I find it is a way to remain present throughout the day, week and/or month! That inspiration and motivation. That happiness and joy. Those things that light me up and make me shine from within. I find it is a way to be mindful and grateful in truly appreciating what I have in my life! 


Creating . . .

It is about creating and cultivating what you need, want and crave in your life! It is about directing and guiding yourself down your path. It is about creating your story and those moments within your story! It is about journeying along.

It is your place of joy and happiness. It is your place of calm and clarity. It is a place of creativity and idea making. It is a place of gains, rewards, successes, and abundances.


Being . . .

It is about creating space for yourself to be mindful and to be present! To focus on the good and the positive. To take the time to release and let go of what is no longer working for you or serving your best interests! To clear out the mental and emotional clutter. To get out of your head and listen to your whole being from within! 

It is about what you can do for you! The love, care and support you give to your whole being. The love and presence you share with others, especially your greatest someones. The kindness and generosity that you want to share with yourself as well as others! 


Space . . . (Photos by RSheridan)

What Moments Are You Creating and Capturing? Love to Hear, Please Share!


Sense of Self

Practicing Self . . .

How do you practice self? To tune into and tap into your sense of self! 

Self Control

  • Take charge and be in control of you.
  • Set boundaries for yourself.
  • Make good choices and decisions for yourself.
  • Take responsibility for your choices and actions.
  • Take responsibility for your decisions and the consequences.

When you make good choices and decisions you improve, change and grow! You practice and learn and then do it all over again. If you do not like the end result then choose differently!

The best boundary you can set for yourself is knowing how to state no! In setting boundaries for yourself, you are valuing yourself. Others know what is acceptable to you and how to treat you. You matter and boost your self worth!

Self Strengths

You physical strong helps your emotional strength! You and your whole being are stronger than you think and give yourself credit for. We all are “discovering our strong”! Practicing and learning your strengths helps you build a solid foundation to experience personal growth from. Once you realize your inner strength(s) there is nothing that you cannot do! 

You self strengths include relaxation and rest as well as using your energies effectively and efficiently! How do you slow down? How do you connect to your whole being? What is your outlet; mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually!

Self Knowing

Your inner voice, the trust you have in yourself and following your gut instinct! That inner knowing and how to trust it and to voice your truth. Practice trusting what you know and believing in yourself!

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” ~Goethe 

You define your worth and you can learn to love yourself and your whole being! Your beliefs and values. Your voice to express yourself. You can and do for YOU!

It is important to teach yourself how to trust your own intuition!

I recently read an article about the inner bond that you have with yourself! I have not thought about it like that before and it got me thinking. Where was that when I lost myself a bit a few years back. Practicing that connection that you have with yourself and your personal source of truth!

Being able to find and follow that path back again and again in trusting yourself, especially when you have lost that trust in yourself! It helps you cope and be more resilient. It really changes everything around when it seems a little upside down! The trust as well as the belief in yourself and how you value and stay true to who you are. Mind Blown!

You are in control! You make better decisions and choices. You see right and wrong with clarity. You listen to yourself more than others in making those decisions and choices that serve you best! 

You tap into your gut instincts and intuitions! You tune into your inner voice. You have the ability to come from a place of love and tone down the fear better. Your inner guidance and radar system starts kicking in to better warn you!

That is Self Growth On the Highest Level!

Self Love

What do you like or even love about yourself? Your qualities and assets. Your talents and gifts.

Practice self love and self care. Practice self compassion and self gratitude.

Being honest and true to who you are! Especially in believing and in trusting yourself. Being self aware and self confident. Who you are and who you want to be? 

Self Compassion

Practicing and learning self compassion is about loving you and your whole being!

Love and compassion. Care and support. Kindness and positiveness. Forgiveness and acceptance.

Self compassion helps you cope and build resilience! You have your own back. You are your own best friend and cheerleader. You are your biggest supporter in going after what it is you need to live the life you love!


(Photos by RSheridan)

Happy Practicing! Love to Hear What You Are Doing For You, Please Share!


Practicing Curiosity

Stretching Your Whole Being

I know I talk about being curious and exploring. I know I talk about finding your passion and purpose too.

How do you go about it though?

Some people cannot relate or identify to having a passion. It can be stressful, frustrating and downright confusing. It can make you assess your value and worth. Fact: 80% of the population cannot relate or identify a passion; 8 out of 10 people!

“I feel very grateful that I’m able to have my passion be my career, and I believe that everyone can do the same, but I feel many people don’t know exactly what it is they are passionate about. The lucky ones who do already have a head start and can begin to peruse avenues that allow that passion to be crafted into a career. For those still looking for it, I believe it’s a deep calling and it’s OK if you haven’t found it right away because life is a journey and new paths open up to us every day. We just have to create space for those opportunities to come in.” ~Leona Lewis

How do you know what you are passionate about?

Some of us are not smacked down with that lose track of time, heart racing and life expanding passion! That is okay. There are plenty of people looking and trying to figure it out though. I feel it is more about being curious and trying new things!

I also view it as an opportunity for self discovery and the possibilities are endless! You have to nurture and cultivate curiosity for yourself. You have to try and practice and then try and practice some more. You have to have patience and time to practice and learn as well as develop and grow. You have to discover the inner YOU!

Where does one start?

By . . .

  • Getting curious.
  • Trying new things.
  • Exploring and adventuring.

What are you curious about?

“Curiosity is nothing more than the desire to explore.”

Through curiosity and exploring you discover what you like and what you do not like! You will need to get curious and try a lot of things. You will find that connection within yourself that lights you up and makes you happy. You may over time spark a passion within yourself!

Remember humility and humbleness are key! You may learn to laugh at yourself too, especially in trying new things. Play, laugh and have fun. Discover the lighter and simpler side of life through curiosity!

Curiosity is your adventure partner! Trying new things is your new sidekick. Get creative. Go on a journey of self to discover YOU!

What is your #1 curiosity right now?

  • What is speaking to you to explore, try and discover?
  • What do you want to know more about?


(Photos by RSheridan)

That One Curiosity May Lead You Where You Need To Go! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share!


Fresh Air

Green Spaces

There is just something about being in the fresh air and seeing shades of green! I love escaping to the great outdoors and becoming one with nature!

A natural environment has health benefits too!

  • CRAVE fresh air!
  • Soak up the sunshine.
  • Become one with nature.

I am usually out in the great outdoors on the weekends! It is GOOD for my whole being!

I can only desk jockey for so long with all that sitting and computing! Plus unplugging from technology and taking a break from screen time is needed. I walk and take the stairs whenever I can. It is good for your whole being to be active in movement as well as stretch!

  • Walking and hiking.
  • Riding a bike.
  • Packing a picnic.

It is refreshing and freeing! You can slow down the pace and relax a bit. You can re-energize and recharge your whole being!


(Photos by RSheridan)

Get Outside . . . To Explore & Adventure . . . To Play, Laugh & Have Fun!


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