Monthly Archives: July 2013

Living On the Edge

& Sometimes By the Seat of Your Pants

DO NOT Take Life too Seriously.

You Will Never Get Out of it ALIVE. ~Elbert Hubbard

I sometimes think to myself why do I think I can do things half-arse! You either commit or NOT. I think this goes for living my life too! Take yourself literally to the Nth degree or NOT.

You have to decide how to handle your life and live with the choices you make! No one here living your life except yourself. You may have family and friends that may become concerned and butt in a bit. That is Okay!

Sometimes you need a little steering in the right direction! You may start to overcomplicate your life and that is when the seriousness kicks in. That is when you need to have some dang FUN & LAUGH! Trust me when I say life can eat you up and spit you out. So Not a Good Thing!

On the Edge! (Photo by RSheridan)

Here’s to Living Life Full Speed Ahead!!!

MacKerricher State Park

Take a Stroll on the Boardwalk

Talk about multiple habitats in one park! The main attraction for me is the seals. I love exploring the naturalness of a place. I enjoy watching the squirrels and birds.

The landscapes vary too! Beach to Dune to Forest. Wetland to Bluff to Headland.

The MacKerricher State Park enterance is in Cleone, California (near Fort Bragg, CA). Fort Bragg is worth a stop to explore. There is the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, North Coast Brewing Company, Noyo Harbor (great place to pick up some fresh fish and seafood, like crab), Glass Beach, and Russian Gulch State Park. Russian Gulch State Park offers great hiking and scenic views of the ocean.

(Photos by RSheridan)

Come for a Visit & Stay A While to Explore!!!

My Journey of Self – To Be

In the Present Moment

My Top 3

  • Learning to be more than just do
  • Continuing to work on the multi-tasking and overall busyness
  • Going with the flow & letting go!

Stop & Soak It In!

Pausing . . . (Photo by RSheridan)

Living the Big & Beautiful Life – July


What are YOU Craving in Life?

You Name IT! What is Your Heart’s Desire Right NOW?

Sun, Sand, Water . . .

Getting My Tan On (Photo by RSheridan)

What Motivates YOU?

To Be the BEST Person YOU Can Be!

Getting Outside, Exploring, Adventuring

What are YOU Celebrating?

From Teeny Tiny to Somewhere in Between to HUGE! SHARE It & SHOUT It OUT!

The Red, White & Blue!


LOOK from WITHIN & CELEBRATE LIFE!!! Please Jump In and Share Your Successes!

Rolling Along

Escapes, Adventures, Travels

Most of my readers get me, so for the rest of you just go with me on this post!

A Story . . .

I remember purchasing my 1st rolling suitcase. I had to have the massive, mid-range priced one out there at the time! This was before airlines started charging for bags. Of course on one trip to a tropical island paradise my rolling suitcase was not there waiting for me. I was told too big and not enough room left in the cargo hold, so my rolling suitcase would be on the next plane or the next plane or the next plane!

I learned 3 valuable lessons on that trip! #1 Purchase a smaller rolling suitcase. #2 Pack a change of clothes in your carry on. #3 Does everyone own a black rolling suitcase!

I remember purchasing my 2nd rolling suitcase. I have had many escapes, adventures and travels with my much smaller companion! I sorta wish the roller came with a mileage counter, so I knew exactly the amount of miles I have put on throughout the years. It is still in pretty good shape for all the journeys it has been on with me. It is like a familiar shadow rolling behind me!


Have you given much thought to the meaning of a suitcase? Be it Empty to Filled to the Brim and Everything in between. The possibilities of a suitcase are endless, especially one that rolls! Escapes, Adventures, Travels . . . Moves . . . Storage.

Is your suitcase ready to go or collecting dust? I see an escape in your future, so get packing and go! Remember to shake the dust off the baggage every once in a while. It will do a body and mind GOOD!

I travel, adventure and explore every chance I can ESCAPE! I love the freedom; no norm, no schedule, no alarm. I enjoy doing what I want to do or at least feel like doing! I have to break free of 40 hour work weeks, especially when you are in for 20+ years.

Never Enough

I was that child that was rarely satisfied and wanted MORE of just about everything! I was great at 20 questions and could pretty much play all day long. I was curious and loved to explore and use my imagination. I still do!

I am always up for a Great Escape! I love to travel, crave adventure and enjoy exploring. I have dreams of giving up the 9 to 5 and just traveling for the rest of my life. That would be Great, right!

The travel bug bit me early on in my life! I crave it even more now. I am so lucky to travel at least once a month, but at times it is still never enough! Well I have to go and escape now. See Ya Out There!

Adventure Awaits People – Get Out There!!!

The Slinky

Doing Somersaults

Definition:  A Slinky is a spring that stretches and can bounce up and down.

Just Think About Your Life in the terms of a Slinky! It can Spring, Bounce and Do Tricks! With Gravity it even has its own Momentun! It is Continously Re-forming Itself!

Going Up or Coming Down! (Photo by RSheridan)

In a way the Slinky is experiencing growth and gaining life experiences! I know just go with me on this. I promise there is a point. Here is the Point:  Your personal growth stops developing when you lose focus on WHERE YOU ARE and WHERE YOU COULD BE!

You are the one who sets your life in motion! You are the one who nutures yourself to experience growth. You are the one who stimulates your life to gain experiences. You are the ENERGY in your life; hopefully for the positive!

Here’s to Strength, Agility & Tackling LIFE Every Day!!!

Jug Handle State Natural Reserve

DRAWS Me In!!!

Words cannot explain the beauty of this place! For me there is something about this place that just draws me in. Like the masterpieces of all masterpieces and the creation continues!

See there is this thing called The Ecological Staircase! The sea, a glacier and some tectonic activity got together in this area and formed five terraces. Then add in the coastal winds that have helped shape the terraces. The self-guided nature trail is about 2.5 miles.

You start your descent in the pygmy forest then you come to the pines that open up into a prairie and beyond the prairie is the rugged cliffs and the beautiful blue ocean.

(Photos by RSheridan)

Jug Handle State Natural Reserve is near Caspar, California. The Point Cabrillo Light Station is in this area too (built in 1909).

Great Place to Take a Walkabout!

Styling Your Life

For You & Your Needs

How do you style your life for you and your needs?

I have experienced the human yo-yo over the past ten years; lose weight, gain the weight back plus 10 extra pounds! I have been that crazed woman at the gym trying the most current trend in exercising to lose 30 pounds in a month. I have tried to become the human rabbit by eating something green every day even when I started turning green in the process! I have not tried it ALL, but I put a pretty good dent in it over the years. Wow – What have I been thinking and doing to MYSELF!

I have learned I need to style my life for me and my needs! I just want to be proactive with my health and live a healthier lifestyle. Why is that so dang hard to learn! I enjoy being active as well as eating and just want to have a healthier perspective for myself.

Working IT (Photo by RSheridan)

I am learning to exercise again and I am learning good habits, like the importance of breathing! I am still a work in progress when it comes to handling STRESS in my life. DO what makes sense to you & your body! You live in your body every day and no one else does. DO what makes you feel GOOD!

How do you nurture your mind and spirit when it comes to styling your life?

Lets not forget the mind and spirit either! EVERTHING IS CONNECTED! Keeping your mind challenged and your spirit connected helps add balance to your body.

Dreaming of Paradise (Photo by RSheridan)

How do you find balance when it comes to styling your life; body, mind and spirit?

When you are in balance, you feel great, you enjoy living life, you are productive,  you follow your hopes and dreams, you are better inside and out!

Do you know where to START when it comes to styling your life?

Just Start and Start Small! Set Goals and Envision Where You Want to Be in a Month, Half a Year, a Year! You can even break it down further from day to day or week to week. Whatever Works Best for You to Get Started!

Getting Started in the RIGHT Direction (Photo by RSheridan)

What CHANGES can you make when it comes to styling your life?

Make Sure the Changes You Make Are Ones You Can Live With! Oh So Important – Helps You Stick With It! Remember if you experience a setback, deal with it and then continue on! Not a Big Deal!

Discovering Your Potential (Photo by RSheridan)

Here’s to Styling Your Life Completely; Body, Mind & Spirit!

Looking Forward

To The FUN Part of Living Life

Imagine if you could ADD more FUN to your life!

The Work Place

What would be your vision for the work place to make it more FUN and less STRESS?


My Top 5

  1. Bubble Wrapped Walls and Floors
  2. A Slide with a Ball Pit
  3. Creative Crayon Friday – NO Pens, Pencils or Keyboards
  4. Light Sabers and Super Soakers for Conflict Resolution
  5. The Conference Rooms Redesign – #1 is now Bouncy House and #2 is now Rubber Room


How do you add more FUN in your life?

I feel more right side up in my world when I let a little fun in! I enjoy taking a break from the busyness and the half-arsed multi tasking that I pretend to do so well. I love letting my inner child out and being a Big Kid! I am a “grown up”, but that does not mean I stopped playing, imagining and dreaming.

You do not have to change who you are to add fun to your life. However, you can change your focus on adding and having fun in your life!

I think about what I was most passionate as a child and draw fun things to do from there at times.

  • I love to explore, so I travel and adventure.
  • I love to be active, so I exercise, hike and bike.
  • I love to be creative, so I write and do photography.
  • I love nature, so I camp and get outdoors

Great Company

You can have fun by yourself or join a group or take in a class. Nothing better than having a partner in fun! Plus getting involved, interacting and connecting adds to your life in so many ways. Nothing better than fun, laughter and great company to share it with!

Think of ALL the Happiness and Health that would RADIATE from so much FUN!!!

Genie In a Bottle

Wishing, Hoping, Dreaming . . .

“The Very Least You Can Do In Your Life

is to Figure Out What You Hope For.

And The Most You Can Do

is Live Inside That Hope.” ~Barbara Kingsolver

Have you figured IT out? Gosh no, but getting closer I hope! I have been looking within myself for the answers. Once I figure it out I will make sure to share with you!

Have you found IT? In some ways I am still searching for IT! In some ways not so much. Once I find it I will make sure to share with you!

Unveil the Hope In YOU! (Photo by RSheridan)

Here’s to Finding the Life You Want to Live! Here’s to Wishing, Hoping, Dreaming Every Day! Here’s to Living Life From Within!

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