Monthly Archives: December 2017

Racing Minds Want To Know

Putting The “Over” On the Down Low

Do you feel at times your head is on a constant swivel? Responding to this and reacting to that. Being distracted and disrupted throughout the day. Having to be busy at all times!

I DO!

Technology is 365/24/7! Mobile devices, TV’s, electronic ads/billboards, etc. How does one handle and cope with that short attention span with a twist of instant gratification that is continuous and constant. How do become more mindful and present in that environment. Cutting through that clutter for more clearness in mind and being!

Do you feel like your mind and heart are in a race to see who is going faster?

I DO!

That is where mindfulness, being present, and/or focusing on the task at hand comes into play! It centers the mind and slows the being. It calms the stress, anxiety and tension. It can be something as simple as closing your eyes and taking three deep breaths. Taking a breather is like a reset for the mind and being!

You find that clarity, attentiveness and focus again! You process better, especially in decision making and problem solving. You may even discover that thing you were struggling with or being challenged by becomes a little easier to deal with. Take the time to re-focus!

Think about playing ball or putting a puzzle together! An activity that has you focusing more closely on the task at hand. It helps you build your capacity to focus if you continue to practice. It can also break the norm!

I recently read an article by Jillian Pransky and in the article she stated “We are zippers.”. Due to how hard we are always working. Like they say all work and no play . . .

“It’s like we’re in a motorboat noisily zipping around, trying to find a place that is quiet, peaceful, and still.

We’re solving a problem, responding to demands, preparing for what’s next, improving ourselves.

But we’re just making more waves and noise wherever we go. It counters all our ambitious conditioning,

but true freedom comes when we throttle back the motor and come naturally to stillness.”~True Refuge by Tara Brach

What happens when we slow down?

  • Will we really miss something?
  • Will we be failing?
  • Will we be less than?
  • Will all that pushing and pulling get everything done as well as right?
  • Will we fall behind instead of getting ahead?
  • Will we try to be better even when it comes to breathing, relaxing, resting, etc.?

It is okay to take and make the time to relax and rest! To create that space for yourself to do what you need/want with it. You may find yourself scheduling more time for R&R!

  • It can be calming and grounding.
  • It can be freeing and rewarding.
  • It can be an energy as well as a mood booster.
  • It can be a way to connect and communicate with your whole being again (i.e. self check time!).
  • It can be another great way to close out what is happening around you and just center on yourself.

What would you do if you gave yourself at least 30-minutes up to 2 hours every couple of weeks or every month?

A relationship with self is paramount in feeling good and living the life you need/want/crave/desire!

There is a disconnection at times either with yourself and/or with parts of what is happening around you! You put up blocks or create distance when it comes to that constant busyness. Especially with technology and the speed the information comes at you. You create your own escapism in order to deal!

You forget to make yourself a priority! Really think about what you want to actively participate in. What truly needs your time and energy. It is okay to say no instead of yes and go, go, go!

  • How do you treat yourself?
  • How do you value you and the life you live?
  • How do you communicate and connect with your whole being?
  • How are you experiencing each and every day?
  • How are you meeting your needs?

Really think about those “how” questions and how you answer them too! 


(Photos by RSheridan)


Manifesting “Whys”

Seeking Your “Whys” In What You Need

I have been thinking about being tested lately.

  • How do you find the gratitude to be grateful?
  • How do you feel blessed?
  • How do you wrap your head around it? Let alone make peace with it.

I am sure we all have thoughts of why me, why was I chosen! Determination versus denial. Resilience versus challenge. Gratitude and hope for the good, the bad and everything in between!

It is so we can teach ourselves as well as others how to be strong! 

  • With love and support.
  • With our biggest cheerleaders by our sides cheering us on.
  • With time and healing.
  • With determination and strength.
  • With resilience and the ability to cope (aka hope).
  • By building each other up when everything else around us seems to be breaking down.

It is so we can determine why we need what we need! The possibilities and opportunities. The gifts and the blessings. When your “whys” come to fruition in what you need! 

Do you reflect on . . .

  • Your blessings.
  • Your opportunities that you have been given.
  • Your gifts that you are grateful to have.
  • Your life experiences and memories that you treasure.

I think about anticipation, attraction and action! What is your purpose? Seeking and searching . . . Where are you being directed? Discovering and exploring . . . Taking action!

  • How do you anticipate what you need?
  • How do you attract your “whys” to get what you need?
  • How do you put those “whys” into action to go after what you need?

Are you anticipating the next thing once you have what you need? Or Do you savor the moment?

Do you expect instant gratification at times? Especially in having technology at your fingertips.

Really think about what you are inviting into your life!

  • The challenges that help you experience growth.
  • The lessons learned along with the experiences.
  • The possibilities and opportunities as well as the chances and risks given and taken.
  • The tough times that test your strength and endurance.
  • The memories created that tell your story as you journey along.

It matters and makes it so worth it! Gratitude keeps hope alive. Healing is learning, especially in learning how to let go. Embracing the opportunities to help you realize your dreams can come true!


(Photos by RSheridan)

How Are You Manifesting Your “Whys”? Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share!


Journey of Self

Your Story

How are you self discovering who you truly are?

It is funny when you think you have it figured out and then it changes up on you!

How do you handle it?

  • Do you hold on or let go, especially if it is no longer serving you.
  • Do you weigh the pros and the cons.
  • Do you find the calm in the chaos to help you move forward.
  • Do you confront whatever it is in order to heal and love your whole being.
  • Do you embrace it to learn, develop and grow.

What are you creating in your life? What are you inviting into your life?

  • Loving
  • Healing
  • Inspiring
  • Creating
  • Being
  • Etc., etc., etc.!!!

Really discovering our strong to be warriors! Owning your power, control and energies. Being open to the opportunities as well as taking risks. Being brave to live the life you need, want and desire. Truly loving you for you and who you are!

By living the good life in being true to who you are! An honest and deeper relationship with yourself. A genuine and abundant way to live life!


(Photos by RSheridan)

Here’s to Journeying Along! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share.


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