Monthly Archives: March 2015

Shifting From Within

The Process of Forgiving

The process of forgiving starts with yourself! It is not about the other person. It is about being able to forgive yourself in order to move on and move forward once again. New Starts and New Beginnings!

“Holding onto anger is like holding onto a hot coal

with the intent of throwing it at someone else.

You are the one who gets burned.” ~Buddha

The Power of Forgiveness

It is about not feeling like a victim or playing the blame game!

It is about shifting from within and looking inward in forgiving yourself!

  • What is this situation trying to teach me?
  • What have I learned?
  • What has this situation taught me about myself?

It is about discovering the power of forgiveness for yourself! It is about learning more about yourself, especially from within yourself!

It is about being open, honest and true to yourself!

I have learned:

  • That there is at least two sides to every story when there is a situation.
  • EVERYTHING is connected!
  • I have everything I need if I listen to myself, follow my heart and trust myself.
  • I need to love myself and my whole being.
  • Communicate, listen and repeat. Remember to say what you really mean.
  • I need to take responsibility for myself and my actions.
  • To not take it personal and know that it is not about me at times.
  • I cannot change people period!
  • I need to take care of and support myself and my needs.
  • It is a process to forgive that needs action and hard work to work through it. There is no easy button!

(Photos by RSheridan)

 Love To Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share!


Making It Stick

For The Better

Do you ever have that thought pop into your head where you either have to shut up or put up and take action!

Life is constantly fluxing and moving and shaking!

I knew I needed to learn how to ebb and flow better! I can close a door and open a window. I can shut up and move on. I can stick with it and put myself into action. I knew I needed to either shut up or take action!

The first step was to change my mindset to practicing to make progress happen! I am learning that it is not necessarily the situation I have to change, but my perception, habits, ego, and attitude. I have to take in the details as well as the big picture.  I find myself being focused, balanced and productive!

Nothing is going to do me any good unless I put it into action!

The second step is to tune into my inner being and tap into my strengths! Love, Compassion and Kindness. Communicating, Interacting and Connecting. Laughter and Joy as well as Fun and Pleasure. Happiness and Playfulness. I feel good and it energizes me to do good and it drives me to be better!

The third step is nurturing and nourishing my whole being! Purpose, Power and Strength. Motivation and Inspiration. Simple and Slowing Down. Appreciation and Gratitude. I need to do what I love and add more of what I love to do throughout my day!

With action comes changes and transitions! I have to be the one in control to make those choices and decisions. I have to be the one in control to make those changes and transitions. Do I thrive and survive or LIVE my life? I choose to live my life for today and every day!

(Photos by RSheridan)

What Are You Making Stick In Living Your Life? Love to Hear, Please Share!

Walking Around

The Wall

I recently read an article that smacked me upside the head and had me pausing for thought!

Why not just walk around the wall or obstacle that is in my way! Genius, right!

Why do I have to break through it or jump over it! Can it really be that simple. Yes it can!

Why not find an entrance!

My perception and perspective either work with me or against me! I either see the good and the positive or the bad and the negative. I do see the in between and the grey areas. I just tend to think more in black and white and look at the big picture!


Walking Through

Finding The Entrance (Photos by RSheridan)

Just Wondering and Wandering Here! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share!

Inner Guidance System (IGS)

Connecting From Within

There are no instructions, no map and no manual in the game of life!

I have to learn how to steer, navigate and guide myself! It is doable and actionable if I lead from within myself. I have to communicate, interact and connect with my inner compass or inner guidance system! It is possible if I live from the inside out.

My inner compass guides me by:

  • Listening to my inner voice and leading me from within.
  • Following my heart and loving my whole being.
  • Believing in myself and trusting my gut instincts.

I am not good with directions or navigation in the real world and then I have to do it for myself too! Life is in a state of constant flux and the directions are ever changing. Talk about scary and exciting all rolled into one! Changing directions is one thing and then there is the fear of the unknown. Which way to go?

I have been thinking more about where I am at instead of where I think I should be! I need to embrace the present and stop thinking about the next thing and the next thing in the future. I need to be right here, right now! I need to accept that waiting for and wanting more right now is a waste of my time and energy. I am missing out on what is right in front of me!

I know in my heart and in my being that I am right where I need to be to get to where I want to be! I need a ton of patience though to just be and live moment to moment each and every day. I do have the potential to grow and in order to grow I have to be in the moment, be open and embrace the possibilities and opportunities. I want to and I am willing to learn and experience life!

  • What is important to me and what matters to me?
  •  How do I define myself to me, myself and I?
  • What works best for me?

I have to be true to who I am in everything I do!

I need to ask myself questions and seek out the answers! I need to communicate and listen to myself. I need to connect to my whole being. I need to continually challenge myself and be curious!

I practice self love! I have faith, believe in and trust myself. A major part of being true to myself and knowing who I am starts with loving my whole being. I take the approach that I fit in as I am! That acceptance is the greatest gift I can give myself.

I have that internal direction and guidance that I can tune into and tap into when I need it!

I am learning to come from a place of love instead of fear! I have to get out of my head, follow my heart and move my feet forward. That first step is key in getting started and taking action in living the life I want for myself! It can be a liberating process and a freeing experience when I am open to it and not closed off.

I practice personal growth! I look at situations in my life as growth opportunities. It is about working on it and figuring it out! I learn life lessons from those teachable moments and gain life experiences. It is about changing and transforming into a better version of myself!

Doing more of what I love!

I am working on my other core, the inner core! I am either in alignment with my core in being true to myself or I create distance in moving away from who I am at times. I do not function well when I am not being true and trusting myself. I feel a disconnect and a discord within my whole being!

When I release and let go I am letting the NEW! into my life! There is a time and place for everyone and everything and it will run its course in due time.  I feel much better about myself in surrendering and accepting instead of pushing and pulling to get someone or something to work out!

It makes me feel good and gives me happiness!

(Photos by RSheridan)

Listen To Your IGS and Truly Connect To Yourself From Within – Good Luck! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share!

Destination Unknown

Journeying Along . . .

Have you thought about redirecting your focus from reaching your destination to just journeying along? Your whole being is thinking and moving on to the next thing and the next thing and the next thing. It is exhausting and draining at times. How about slowing down, taking it one moment at a time and really conquering today!

How about being in the present and enjoying the process! The past is the past and the future has not happened just yet. Practice to process and practice to progress! Part of that practice is to remember to release and let go of what is no longer needed or serving you at the end of the day. Create the space and the time you need for you and just be!

My Top 3 Insights 

#1 – L-O-V-E

I find it funny that I am curious about the unknown, but also fear it at times too! I am learning to come from a place of love instead of fear. I am learning to follow my heart instead of letting my mind take charge of the controls. I am working on going along for the ride and what happens will happen in due course and time!

#2 – L-O-V-E

I have to have faith, believe and trust in myself that “here” is where I need to be right now! It makes me motivated, excited and energetic. It makes me feel good and gives me happiness. It is important when I want to be present in the process and it matters to practice to make progress, experience growth and gain experiences!

#3 – L-O-V-E

I am blessed to have my greatest someone along for the journey! My adventure partner along with my family and friends matter to me more than anything else and mean the world to me! Without them I would not be who I am and where I am at. They add such richness and an abundance of love to sustain and support me in living the life I want. They add happiness and joy and laughter and fun. Love Ya!

Remember to . . .  Journey along, enjoy the process and just be in the present moment!

Find Your Path and Journey Along . . . Remember Your Destination is UNKNOWN! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share!


The Adventure

That Is Called LIFE!

Desiring and dreaming BIG. I am looking for the rainbow in the hopes of finding my “pot of gold”!

Trying and NEVER giving up. I am learning to lean into discomfort and stretch my comfort zone! It is about being open to the possibilities and the opportunities. I am learning it is about the journey and not the destination!

Reaching and experiencing EVERYTHING. I am discovering my passions and doing more of what I love! To be curious and to explore. To travel and adventure. To learn and grow and gain experiences!

BEING creative and passionate. I need to follow my heart and my dreams will become reality! I am learning to come from a place of love instead of fear.

I see life as an adventure! It is about practicing, enjoying the process and being in the moment. That is what matters most to me and that is the greatest gift I can give to myself!

(Photos by RSheridan)

What ADVENTURES Are You Up To? Love to Hear, Please Share. Happy Adventuring!!!

Getting Out There

Going For It,

Doing It!

I talk about doing the things I want to do and love! However, I do not know if I talk enough about getting out there, going for it and actually doing it!

Remember by taking action know that doing results in more doing! You will want to do more and more. It is like setting up the dominos and just letting them go! The possibilities and opportunities are limitless as well as endless. Just become a go getter and shake things up in living the life you want!

Getting Up To See the Sun Rise

How Do You Do What You Want To Do and Love?

I am a list maker! I enjoy writing it down as much as I enjoy checking off an item on the list. In making a list it is actionable and doable to me. It helps me bridge that gap in dreaming about it to making it a reality!

I enjoy brain storming and mapping out my goals and objectives! I have something to focus in on and work towards. I usually give myself a rough timeline, so it does not go on and on. Then I just take it one step at a time to get to the end of what I want to accomplish!

So . . . How Do You Get It Done? Checked Off?

I love being around creative people as well as doers! The sharing and the learning from each other. The support and the encouragement. I crave that energy, socialization and connection!

List, Check, Done!

My Top 5

  1. My love for traveling lets me experience the new and learn about people and cultures and places and history.
  2. My curiosity and love of exploring gets me out there.
  3. My creativity and my passions get me going.
  4. My enjoyment of trying new things has me going for it and doing it.
  5. My potential for growth has me stretching my comfort zone and wanting to learn and gain experiences.

Keep On Keeping On . . .

Those life changing moments can be exciting and scary! You hang on for fun or survival. You either want more or want to get off. You either get real or back off or possibly run for your life!

Those life changing moments can be actionable or excuse laden! You come up with excuses to not take action. You take action, but stop yourself from completing it to the end. It can be a BIG leap of faith from thinking about doing it to actually doing it!

Keep On Keeping On . . . (Photos by RSheridan)

You So Got This and Are Doing It! Do The Exciting! Do The Enjoyable! Have FUN With It! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share!

Natural Connections

Interacting With

Your Whole Being

How Do You Communicate, Interact and Connect With Yourself On A Daily Basis?

Communicate By . . .

  • Listening to myself and my needs.
  • Finding solitude and solace to just be by myself.
  • Reading and writing and photography.

Interact By . . .

  • Taking time for myself and my needs.
  • Being open and embracing the possibilities and opportunities.
  • Trying new things.

Connect By . . .

  • Becoming one with myself.
  • Becoming one with nature and the great outdoors.
  • Being in the present moment.

Experience By . . .

  • Being open to what life has to offer me.
  • Getting out there and soaking it in.
  • Using ALL of my senses.

Grow By . . .

  • Being genuine and being true to who I am.
  • Valuing, believing and having faith in myself.
  • Taking those teachable moments and learning from those moments.

I especially love getting lost to explore and adventure! I enjoy getting outside to the great outdoors. I enjoy surrounding myself with nature. I find it healing and restorative to my whole being!

I find it is important to connect and reconnect with myself and my whole being each and every day! I find it helps me pause and be more aware and mindful in the present moment. I feel like I can breathe and relax. I find it helps me be more grounded in who I am and what I want to be doing!

(Photos by RSheridan)

How Are You Doing? Are You Communicating, Interacting and Connecting With YOU and YOUR WHOLE BEING? Love to Hear, Please Share!

From The Ground Up

Finding The Balance

That Works Best For You

I feel like I am in that movie Speed in that I have little to no control and I am trying to keep it at 50 miles per hour! I am racing around while things are blowing up. I need to take charge and take control of the wheel again! I have to turn inward and close out the world for a bit.

Inner Chaos Causes Outer Chaos! ~Unknown

I was finding relief, but not switching gears! I had to figure out a way to restore and maintain balance from within myself. It certainly has been a freeing experience in that it reenergizes me and recharges my whole being! I am able to find my natural rhythm and inner balance and tap into my inner strengths, talents and passions again.

My Top 5

  1. Living for TODAY and Being in the PRESENT.
  2. Slowing the Pace DOWN.
  3. Being Aware and Mindful.
  4. Letting GO and Releasing.
  5. Stopping BAD Habits and Creating a Solid Foundation.

 #1 – The Here and NOW!

I need to live in the here and now and not dwell on the past or focus on the future! I feel more connected to my whole being when in the present and taking in the moments one at a time. I feel like I am using my time and energy efficiently and effectively. I feel like I can slow down and still stay on track!

#2 – Slow and Easy

I am learning for me I prefer slowing it down a bit and taking it a little easier on my whole being! I cannot continue the pace when sprinting through my life to get to the next thing and then to the next thing. I feel overwhelmed and distracted and feel as if I am doing everything half arse! I feel more in control of my time and the energy I do put into things. I feel like I accomplish and achieve more in less time and in a more enjoyable way!

#3 – Tapping Into the Senses

I know I think in terms of fight or flight versus tapping into my senses and strengths! My senses keep me focused and in the present. By tapping into my senses I can be more aware and mindful in what is happening to me and around me!

Sight, Touch, Hearing, Smell, Tasting . . .

  • Connecting my feet with the ground.
  • Connecting my breathe with my whole being.
  • Connecting my sight to the details as well as the big picture.
  • Connecting my ears by listening instead of talking.
  • Connecting my sense of smell and taste in nourishing my whole being.

#4 – Letting Go and Releasing

The hardest lesson is to let go and relinquish control of what I HAVE NO CONTROL OVER! I have to stop overcomplicating and making it harder than it needs to be. I have to let go of making my life happen and let it progress on its own time. I need to find my path and journey along!

#5 – Breaking and Building

I need to break bad habits and stop some all together, especially if I become stagnant or even stuck! I need to build myself up and create a solid foundation. I need to come from a place of love instead of from a place of fear! I need to be open, embrace and lean into fear and the unknown as well as change and life transitions.

(Photos by RSheridan)

Here’s To Turning Inwards and Connecting With Yourself To Take Care Of Yourself, Your Needs and Your Whole Being! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share!

From Within

Inside Out

My journey of self is to connect more deeply and delve more into who I am as a person. It seems to be working! I am still working on figuring it out, practicing and progressing as I go along.

  • I am re-evaluating what happiness and success means to me.
  • I am re-discovering what I want and need in my life.
  • I am learning and experiencing.
  • I am growing and changing.
  • I am creating a healthier lifestyle.

Life Is A True Journey.

Life Experiences Are the Gifts and Treasures and Rewards. ~RSheridan

What makes me happy?

  • Being with my greatest someone and adventure partner.
  • Traveling, adventuring and exploring.
  • Reading, writing and photography.
  • DOING more of the ENJOYABLE!
  • Discovering my strong.

Where do I want to spend my time and energy?

I am learning to stick with something or just move on! I am coming to terms of acceptance when it comes to those things that I cannot change. I need to reign in my emotions and stop limiting myself. I am seeing my failures as growth and my successes as gains!

What inspires and motivates me?

I love to hope, wish and dream! I am a driven person who goes after what I desire. I just need to have a little more patience at times. I am discovering my strong for my whole being and that matters in being happy and achieving fulfillment in living my life!

What am I passionate about?

I am passionate when it comes to doing what I love and want to do! I am stubborn when it comes to doing things that I do not want to do. I enjoy taking a beginner’s approach when it comes to learning, especially the NEW!

What do I want? What do I need?

  • I want more of what I do have.
  • I need to look for the good and the positive.
  • I want to not be so serious and take it personally at times.
  • I need to play, laugh and have fun.
  • I want more love, compassion and kindness.
  • I need to value, believe and have faith in myself.

(Photos by RSheridan)

Here’s to Journeying, Creating, Experiencing . . . Love to Hear, Please Share!

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